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Patient Care Technician Program

This program prepares students for a position as a Patient Care Technician. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. In the Patient Care Technician training program at Florida Vocational Institute (FVI), we can give you the skills you need to enter this industry and thrive.

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Patient Care Technician

This program prepares students for a position as a Patient Care Technician. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. In the Patient Care Technician training program at Florida Vocational Institute (FVI), we can give you the skills you need to enter this industry and thrive.

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What Can I Expect?

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program at FVI is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers working with the following aspects of patient care:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Home healthcare
  • Nursing assistance
  • Patient care technician assistance
  • And more!

When you complete the Patient Care Technician program at FVI, you will have mastered many skills including:

  • Properly drawing blood
  • Performing catheterizations
  • Efficiently removing sutures and staples
  • Properly caring for wounds
  • Properly conducting an ECG
  • Handling emergency room procedures
  • Applying splints
  • Performing immobilizations
  • Removing nasogastric tubes
  • Inserting intravenous saline locks

After you have learned all these hands-on skills, you will be ready to enter the workforce and succeed as a patient care technician. FVI offers flexible scheduling options, so you can choose a class schedule that fits within your current schedule and matches your needs. After completing the patient care technician program, you will gain access to FVI’s post-graduate resources including job placement assistance. Our goal is for you to begin working in your new career as quickly as possible!

Campus Locations

Miami Campus

7757 West Flagler Street, Suite 220
Miami, FL 33144
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Miramar Campus

3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025
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Employment Opportunities

After completion, you will also open the doors to many employment opportunities in a multitude of settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing home facilities
  • Blood banks
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Dialysis facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Extended care facilities
  • Other healthcare related environments

Our Patient Care Technician program provides students with the knowledge and training to become an entry level patient care technician in acute and extended care facilities. If you have a specific interest in patient care and want to gain a position in a rising career field, Florida Vocational Institute’s Patient Care Technician program is right for you!

Not only will your compassion shine through, but you will also be the main source of communication between patient and doctor. Being a patient care technician will be one of the most rewarding jobs that you will ever do.

DO I NEED TO BE CERTIFIED?

Students may start working in their field of training as soon as they have successfully completed the program and received all required in-service certificates and diploma. To work in a hospital setting in the State of Florida, PCT graduates must sit and pass the state Certified Nursing Assistant written and practical exam.

The student receives all required in-service training and certifications such as Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, OSHA, Infection Control and Universal Precautions, Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, Assistance with Self-Administered Medication Training and CPR. Upon completion of this program, students will possess the skills and hands on experience needed as an entry level Patient Care Technician utilizing patient care skills in a variety of healthcare settings. The PCT graduate is eligible to sit for Florida State Certification Nursing Assistant Exam.

With certification, you may be able to increase your job offers and salary. Once you have completed your patient care technician program in Miami or Miramar, you will have the following certification options: certified patient care technician, phlebotomist, certified nurse assistant. It is recommended that you take the exam offered through the NHA (National Healthcare Association) before entering the workforce. By choosing the patient care technician program at FVI, you will be able to learn hands-on experience that will advance you in your future career while offering you skills that can be used in multiple work settings.

Think the Patient Care Technician program is right for you?

Contact us today to find out more about how you can enter this growing field and start a new, more rewarding career.

This program is offered at:
Miami Campus and Miramar Campus

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  • By clicking "Request Info", you agree for Florida Vocational Institute to contact you using our autodialer, text, pre-recorded message, via telephone or mobile device (including SMS and MMS) and email, even if your number is currently listed on any state, federal or corporate "Do Not Call list".

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