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 email@example.com 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)
- Electrocardiography (EKG 100/ 10 sessions / 30 hours/ Hybrid)**
- Phlebotomy I (PLB 101 / 8 sessions / 24 hours/ Online) **
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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