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Accredited Colleges Offering Patient Care Technician Degrees

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A patient care technician provides critical support services to nurses and doctors in medical settings. Patient care technicians typically work directly with patients in hospital and clinic settings to offer assistance with their basic needs such as lifting objects, entering and exiting a bed or bathroom, and even personal care such as brushing their teeth. Patient care technicians typically have a great deal of direct contact with patients, and they also assist nurses with a variety of basic tasks, such as cleaning or monitoring a patient's needs and communicating directly with the nursing staff.

Patient care technicians occupy entry-level jobs within medical settings, and as such, they do not have extensive academic training. Most patient care technicians complete a program of study that focuses preparing them for employment. The length of study varies depending on the program. In some cases, a patient care technician will have an associate degree, but in many cases individuals enter programs directly from high school or a GED program.

Patient care technicians must possess excellent communication skills to work with ill and recovering patients. Programs teach students how to work in collaboration with nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff. They are also trained in basic emergency techniques such as first aid and CPR. While patient care technicians do not have direct responsibility for any patient's medical issues, they are key to providing comfort and support to patients during medical procedures or recovery.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Patient Care Technician Degrees
Partner Colleges Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
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Grand Canyon University $17,050 51% (498 reviews)
256 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Health Sciences
South College $18,000 100% (3 reviews)
70 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AS - Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
Penn Foster College Not Provided 64% (180 reviews)
50 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
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Campuses: Kirtland
$9,205 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Laconia
$15,548 Add Review
Campuses: Oberlin
$6,335 Add Review
Campuses: Monroe
$4,396 Add Review
Campuses: Manhattan
$6,030 Add Review
Campuses: Greenacres
$17,000 Add Review
Campuses: Oklahoma City
$6,654 Add Review
Campuses: Wayne
$1,035 Add Review
Campuses: Oceanside
$6,768 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Palos Hills
$10,956 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Fort Morgan
$14,441 Add Review
Campuses: Gardner, Leominster
$10,348 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Chanute
$4,692 Add Review
Campuses: Newark
$12,100 Add Review
Campuses: Las Cruces
$5,496 Add Review
Campuses: Sanborn
$11,034 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Beloit, Hays
$6,019 Add Review
Campuses: Danvers, Lynn
$10,512 Add Review
Campuses: Wausau
$5,083 Add Review
Campuses: Claremore
$3,400 Add Review
Campuses: Bogalusa
$7,612 Add Review
Campuses: Goodland
$12,423 Add Review
Campuses: Minden
$7,481 Add Review
Campuses: Des Plaines, Skokie
$12,462 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lake Park
$6,600 Add Review
Campuses: Online
Not Provided 46% (145 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Not Provided 64% (180 reviews)
Campuses: Perrysburg
$4,358 Add Review
Campuses: Aurora
$7,990 Add Review
Campuses: Tucson
$7,434 100% (3 reviews)

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