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Patient Care Technician (PCT) Training  (CNA Certification Req.)

Atlanta Career Institute (ACI) is a State Approved Patient Care Technician (PCT) Training program licensed through the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC). Our PCT training classes are specifically designed for students to learn with ease, using a variety of teaching methods.

7.2 Week Classes!
CNA/PCT Combo Classes Also Available

Course Description

Our Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare you to take the National Exam. Patient Care Technicians work closely with patients in most cases directly under the supervision of a nurse or physician.

The PCT training you will receive at ACI includes, but is not limited to: blood pressure, heart rate, pulse, administer medications, and acquiring blood samples. The course includes 30 classroom blood draws, as well as 10 EKG performed on fellow students.

National Certification

Upon completion of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) training program, students will be eligible to take the National exams for PCT, EKG, and Phlebotomy at ACI.  Certificates are issued thru National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


At ACI, our Patient Care Technician program instructors are committed to the individual success each student. They have a proven success rate with their students. In addition, each PCT training program instructor is experienced, patient, and dedicated.

Objectives of Course

Prepare students to take Patient Care Technician, Electrocardiogram (EKG), and Phlebotomy National Exams.  Once nationally certified, you will find Patient Care Technician (PCT) job opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

School Policy

View and Download School Policy/Student Agreement (pdf)

Course Documents Due to Complete the Program

BP Cuff/Stethescope Required for Class (can be purchased at ACI for $40)

Please submit the following within first 2 weeks of class:

  • 18 years of age
  • Criminal background check within one (1) month of start of class; felonies and certain mid-demeanors will prevent admission, INCLUDED IN TUITION
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification, or 2 years in comparable medical field
  • Government issued photo ID 
  • Basic Life Support - CPR for Healthcare Providers -offered at ACI for $70. 

Course Schedule

Morning Classes - 7.2 Weeks

7.2 WeekClassroomMonday, Wednesday, 1/2 Day Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Morning Classes - 10 Weeks

10 WeeksClassroomTuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Evening Classes

9.8 WeeksClassroomMonday – Wednesday5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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