Patient Care Technicians or PCTs work with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of health care environments. The responsibilities of a patient care technician include caring for injured, physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled patients in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities, physicians' offices, long-term care or other medical facilities.
The Patient Care Technician Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program offers opportunities to individuals interested in entering the health care field and to those currently employed in the field who wish to seek additional credentials to complement their current skill set. Successful students will obtain three certifications and will have the opportunity to test for a fourth and a fifth certification.
Graduates who complete this specialized training from Saint Paul College may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Patient Care Technician.
Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN