Patient Care Technician
Multi-skilled nursing assistants and orderlies perform basic patient care.
Patient care technicians or nursing assistants may care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and private homes. They have a broad range of duties including feeding, bathing, and walking patients, making beds, assisting patients in their daily living activities, drawing blood, and performing 12- lead electrocardiograms. The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program completion requires 600 hours or six months of training.
- Patient Care Technician
- Nursing Assistant
- Patient Care Assistant
- Nursing Aides and Orderlies
- Home Health Aide
- Electrocardiograph Aide
- Allied Health Assistant
Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 11% percent from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $12.47 hourly or $25,900 annually.
The entire program is 600 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)||75 Hours
|OCP C||Advanced Home Health Aide||50 Hours|
|OCP D||Patient Care Assistant||75 Hours|
|OCP E||Allied Health Assistant||150 Hours|
|OCP F||Advanced Allied Health Assistant||100 Hours|
|OCP G||Patient Care Technician||60 Hours|
|Total Hours: 600|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Patient Care Technician is available at the following school (s):
|Hialeah Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Southwest Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Hialeah Adult Education Center|
|Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center|
|Southwest Adult Education Center|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm.