Patient Care Technician Program

Standard Based Training Programs in Hollywood, FL


Hollywood Career Institute 1617 S 21 Avenue Hollywood, FL 33020

Congratulation on taking the first step to starting your new career in the field of Allied Health. Below you will find information about the PCT program. However, feel free to stop by our school or email/ call if you have any questions, we are here to help you.“Our Goal is your Success.”

Patient Care Technician

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Program Objective: To cross-train students for employment in allied healthcare professions.

Program Description: The Patient Care Technician program includes instruction in various procedures related to the hospital and home health environments. This program offers abroad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long-term care settings. The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry, planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Industry Certification and State Credential Exams:

Students will be prepared to sit for their approved state and/or national recognized industry certification/licensure exam in their chosen field once they complete their program.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A)
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)

What do Patient Care Technicians do?

Patient Care Technicians provide basic healthcare to patients staying in a hospital or other medical facility. They’ll keep the patients’ rooms clean, sanitized and orderly each day. Patient Care Technicians will regularly visit patients to monitor their health and vital signs, administer medications prescribed by Nurses or Physicians, provide emotional support before and after treatments and assist patients in completing basic tasks like eating, using the restroom or grooming themselves. They’ll typically assist Physicians or Nurses during treatments and will explain treatment methods and prescribed medications to the patient and their family. If the Patient Care Technician notices any changes in the patient’s health after the treatment, they’ll notify the Physician or Nurse.

Employment Outlook

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 220,200 openings for nursing assistants and orderlies are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Job Opportunities

Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) 34%
Hospitals; state, local, and private 32
Continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly 10
Home healthcare services 6
Government 4

Orderlies held about 46,200 jobs in 2021. The largest employers of orderlies were as follows:

Hospitals; state, local, and private 84%
Ambulatory healthcare services 6
Government 2

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies, at  (visited February 14, 2023).

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Program Outline

Program Hours: 60023 Weeks – 6 Months – Full-time

Program Content:

  • Nursing Assistant Skills
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Infection Control
  • Employability Skills
  • Geriatric Care
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Infection Controls
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Employability Skills
  • Basic Math/ Science & Computer Literacy
  • Wellness and Disease Concept
  • Bloodborne Pathogens/ HIV/AIDS
  • Infection Control
1617 S. 21 Ave. Hollywood, Fl 33020
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