Full course description
Location: HCC Southshore Campus located at 551 24th St NE, Ruskin, FL 33570
Registration Fee: $2900.00 (5%/$145.00 paid by associate). Includes all materials and Patient Care Tech Certification practice package with exam, the CNA licensing exam with second background check and Phlebotomy and EKG certification exams (one try) and practice materials.
Who should attend? Anyone over the age of 18 with high school diploma or GED.
Patient Care Technicians (PCT) work primarily in an inpatient and outpatient setting alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to provide rehabilitation services, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s to patients.
This 250+ hour Patient Care Technician program teaches the above knowledge and skills and includes 40 hours of PCT clinical experience, EKG technician certification training, and Phlebotomy certification training. Many hospitals may require that PCTs also have a Certified Nursing Assistant license. This course provides the preparation and training needed to successfully challenge the CNA licensing exam.
Upon completion of the course, you will meet the requirements to take the PCT, Phlebotomy and EKG technician certification exams through National Healthcare Association. The requirements include:
EKG Techinician- The EKG portion of the PCT program includes the NHA requirements of running 10 live EKGs. After you complete this part of the curriculum, you will receive a certification of completion for EKG training and be eligible for certification testing. (Additional testing fees apply)
Phlebotomy- The phlebotomy training portion of the PCT program includes performing 10 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks in class. For those interested in becoming certified as a Phlebotomy Techinician, a total of 30 venipunctures are required. You have the option to attend 1-2 clinical days at local lab to achieve this requirement to be eligible for certification testing. (Additional testing fees apply)
PCT/CNA training- over 120 hours of
training including at least 40 hours of clinical experience.
You will receive a certificate of successful completion for each program section (EKG, Phlebotomy, PCT/CNA). You could end up receiving FOUR certifications! (Additional Phlebotomy, EKG, CNA exam fees included in your registration.)
Visit to learn about the requirements for each certification. The PCT certification exam is included in your registration.
The following is included in your registration fee:
American Heart Association BLS Certification
valid for 2 years
BP Cuff and Stethoscope
PCT, Phlebotomy, EKG, National Certification Exam with Study Package
CNA Exam with Livescan background check
Course Requirements for Clinical
Background Check- A level 2 background check will be conducted through Hillsborough Community College. Students with felonies, especially those related to child or elder abuse are not allowed to participate in the clinical rotation. Visit the Agency for Health Care Administration (to see if you are eligible to work in healthcare if you have criminal a history. Person’s with criminal history may be able to obtain and exemption from AHCA to provide eligibility for employment in a healthcare setting. A failed background check will result in removal from the program with no refund.
Drug Screening- Students are required to have a 10-panel drug screen. If the urine screen is positive, the student will receive a call from the medical review officer at the testing center asking you to provide documentation of prescriptive medication. If proper documentation cannot be provided, the failed drug screen will result in removal from the program with no refund. NOTE: Healthcare facilities will not allow students or employees to use marijuana, even with state medical approval for marijuana use. Any positive marijuana drug screen result, regardless of medical approval for use, will still result in removal from the program with no refund.
Students must get a medical physical exam including a 2-stage TB skin test and must provide proof that all immunizations are up to date including: Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B, TDAP. If the student has a medical issue that can affect their participation in the program, they should advise HCC immediately. We do not recommend taking classes that include phlebotomy/specimen collection and if you are pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant due to exposure risk. Your physician must complete and sign the Students Health and Immunization Certification Forms. All exams, tests and vaccines are required. Your healthcare provider will need to complete required HCC forms available to you once your register.
1. Your High School should have your immunization records if you have graduated within the past 3 years.
2. Your primary care doctor may have copies of your immunizations.
3. Physicals and immunizations are free in many health insurance plans including Medicaid and may be completed with your primary care doctor.
Please Note: This course includes a mandatory of 40
clinical hours, 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks. Clinicals are
typically held all-day at a hospital and/or long-term nursing facility towards
the end of the course. Access to
transportation and a flexible schedule is needed.
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