The Eastfield College Patient Care Technician program prepares students to work as an entry level patient care technician in a clinic, nursing home or hospital.
Students will be in the classroom with lectures and hands-on demonstrations at our Eastfield Pleasant Grove campus. Students will learn basic laboratory procedures and how to assist with basic care services. They also learn to care for the disabled and elderly, along with personal care, communication skills, assistant duties, and basic emergency first aid.
Patient Care Technicians work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic patient care, in a variety of settings including: clinics, hospitals, urgent care medical facilities, wound care centers, nursing home agencies or long term care facilities and physicians’ offices. Patient Care Technicians assist patients with many tasks they cannot do for themselves such as eating, getting out of bed, taking baths and brushing their teeth. They check and record vital signs, height, weight, input and output: collect and test specimens; report and record patient’s conditions; assist patients with mobility-turn and positioning. They are able to perform CPR, first aid, electrocardiograms (EKG), basic laboratory procedures including phlebotomy.
In this 198 hour program, students learn how to work under the supervision of medical staff to provide patient care in a variety of settings.
Did you know that earning the CAN, Phlebotomy, and EKG certificates all equal the Patient Care Technician certificate? It does!
Annual Wage - $25,000 - $34,000
For more information, contact Javier Granados at 972-860-7077 or JavierGranados@dcccd.edu
Education opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability or sexual orientation.