Patient Care Technician

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Patient Care Technician Certification Prep Program

Patient Care Technician is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. The fundamentals common to all health care professions are presented to create a foundation on which learners can build when they take their specific professional courses. The topics included are appropriate for professions that involve direct patient care, such as nursing assisting, as well as those that provide support services, such as health information technology and pharmacy technician. The goal of the course is to present a broad base of health care

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Course Style

6 Months




Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.


Student Coaching

Online support with student success coaches.

Mentor Support

Take advantage of weekday and weekend online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Externship or Observation​

Students have the opportunity to be placed at local clinical facilities for observation or externship to advance their knowledge and practical skills.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.



Professional Office Development – 2 Weeks

Week One
Lesson 1 – Professional in the Office
Lesson 2 – Business Etiquette and Professionalism
Lesson 3 – Thinking Critically

Week Two
Lesson 4 – Time Management Skills
Lesson 5 – Customer Service Basics

Patient Care Technician – 13 Weeks

Week Three
Chapter 1: Community Health Care
Chapter 3: Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care
Chapter 4: Ethical and Legal Issues

Week Four
Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and Body Organization
Chapter 6: Classification of Disease

Week Five
Chapter 8: Observation, Reporting, and Documentation
Chapter 9: Meeting Basic Human Needs
Chapter 10: Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep

Week Six
Chapter 12: Infection
Chapter 13: Infection Control

Week Seven
Chapter 18: Body Temperature
Chapter 19: Pulse and Respiration
Chapter 20: Blood Pressure
Chapter 21: Measuring Height and Weight

Week Eight
Chapter 22: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Chapter 23: Bedmaking
Chapter 24: Patient Bathing
Chapter 25: General Comfort and Measures

Week Nine
Chapter 26: Nutrition Needs and Diet Modifications
Chapter 29: The Surgical Patient

Week Ten
Chapter 30: Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient
Chapter 31: Caring for the Bariatric Patient
Chapter 32: Death and Dying

Week Eleven
Chapter 38: Integumentary System
Chapter 39: Respiratory System
Chapter 40: Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System

Week Twelve
Chapter 41: Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 42: Endocrine System
Chapter 43: Nervous System

Week Thirteen
Chapter 44: Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 45: Urinary System
Chapter 46: Reproductive System

Week Fourteen
Chapter 47: Caring for the Patient with Cancer
Chapter 48: Rehabilitation and Restorative Services
Chapter 49: Obstetrical Patients and Neonates

Week Fifteen
Chapter 50: Pediatric Patients
Chapter 51: Response to Basic Emergencies

Pharmacology – 2 Weeks

Week Sixteen
Chapter 1: Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations
Chapter 2: Drug Names and References
Chapter 3: Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
Chapter 4: Medication Preparations and Supplies

Week Seventeen
Chapter 5: Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement
Chapter 8: Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route
Chapter 9: Administration by the Parenteral and Other Routes
OSHA/HIPAA Training – 1 Week

Week Eighteen
OSHA Training Video and Quiz
HIPAA Training Video and Quiz
Career Development – 2 Weeks

Week Nineteen
Linked In – Social Networking Assignment
Rough Draft Cover Letter, Reference Page and Resume
Revised Draft Cover Letter, Reference Page and Resume

Week Twenty
Final Submission of Cover Letter, Reference Page, and Resume
Job Application Assignment

Total Program Duration: 20 Weeks

Course Overview

Professional Office Development
Taking responsibility for meeting your objectives, including deadlines and work targets, demonstrates your attitude of professionalism. While it can be difficult at times, being accountable for delivering on your objectives shows that you are reliable, organized, and dedicated to your work. This course introduces the importance of personal accountability, and outlines strategies for developing a personal accountability framework. This helps empower you to set your own standards, and carry yourself with professionalism and confidence.

Patient Care Technician
A patient care technician is a healthcare professional who supports nurses, doctors and other medical staff in caring for patients during hospital stays or other visits. Patient care technicians observe, catalog and communicate needs and concerns to medical staff while reporting any changes in status to the patient’s care team.

Pharmacology provides detailed explanation of topics essential to a thorough understanding of drug sources, legislation relating to drugs, drug references, forms of drugs, drug classifications and actions, the medication order, basic principles for the administration of medications, universal precautions, standard precautions, nonparenteral medications, parenteral equipment and supplies, preventing needlestick injuries in health care settings.

HIPAA and OSHA training are both focused on high standards of quality. Where HIPAA protects a healthcare patient’s information, OSHA provides a safe workplace for employees and customers/patients. Training is necessary to promote safe and healthy working conditions.

Career & Certification

The American Medical Certification Association is a provider of national certification exams in the allied healthcare industry.

Career Paths
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Home Health and Personal Care Aid
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
Job 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.

Earning Potential

The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $30,310 in May 2021. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,880, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $44,240.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.


Financing Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different financing and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your financing options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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Self Financing

At MedCertify, we understand the importance of flexible payment options for our students. Our goal is to make education accessible and affordable, allowing you to focus on your studies and career development. Click below to view our self-financing options that are designed to suit your financial needs.

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