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Patient Care Technician (PCT) Training

CNA Certification Required

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.

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take National Exams in Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram (EKG), and Patient Care Technician (PCT).

Course Requirements

Due within first 2 weeks of class

  • 18 years of age
  • BP Cuff/Stethoscope (ACI sells for $40)
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent
  • Basic Life Support - CPR for Healthcare Providers -offered at ACI for $70
  • CNA Certification certificate required 

Course Schedule

Day Classes

7.2 Weeks - 18 Days
Monday, Wednesday, 1/2 Day Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
aStart DateCompletion Date
November 7, 2022January 13, 2023
December 12, 2022March 17, 2023 (no class Jan. 18 - Feb. 17)

Evening Classes

9.8 Weeks - 29 Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  
Start DateCompletion Date
October 24, 2022February 13, 2023 (no class Nov. 17 - Dec. 22) 
January 3, 2023March 13, 2023



Patient Care Technician (PCT) Class

$2500 - Tuition: INCLUDES books, Scrub top (students required to wear black scrub pants), supplies and background check

  • $1000 - Deposit
  • $215 -   Weekly or $430 bi-weekly payment plan (first payment due one week prior to the start of class)

CNA/PCT Combo Class

$3000 - Tuition:  INCLUDES books, scrub top (students required to wear black scrub pants), supplies and background check

  • $1000 - Deposit
  • $200 weekly or $400 bi-weekly


* Financial Aid is available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Learn More


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