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Continuing Education Certificate Programs

Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technicians or Patient Care Assoicates provide more direct care to patients, including drawing blood and recording EKGs, than Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs). As a result, CNAs, who become Certified PCTs, have more job opportunities and earn more. PCTs can work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and many other settings.

Pay Average in NYC is $22.48 per hour ($60,148 annually).


78% of employers require or encourage a certificate for PCT.

After completing the program students must take the certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and become a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT). For more information about certification exam dates and fees please click here. NHA exam fees are not included in the course tuition.

Program certification: You must complete all required courses listed with a grade of C or better to earn a Lehman Certificate. To request your Lehman Certificate, please email with “Certificate Request” as the subject line.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Proof of current CNA license
  • Program taught hybrid (online/in-person)
    • Basic computer skills are required for online learning


(Tuition $1,535 required courses without exam fees)

  1. Electrocardiography (EKG 100/ 10 sessions / 30 hours/ Hybrid)**
  2. Phlebotomy I (PLB 101 / 8 sessions / 24 hours/ Online) **
  3. Phlebotomy II (PLB 102 / 17 sessions / 50 hours/ Hybrid) **

*Clinical content courses are held partially in-person.

**PLEASE NOTE: These courses must be completed at Lehman College Continuing Education department to receive PCT program certificate. To request your Lehman College certificate, contact


Sheldon Stallings


For COURSE SCHEDULES or to REGISTER click this link.


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