CAPSCARE Academy for Health Care Education

Patient Care Assistant/Patient Care Technician

Registration Fee

Designed to teach students introductory skills necessary to function as a patient care assistant (PCA) in a variety of healthcare settings. Students learn valuable technical skills through classroom discussions, hands on learning and externship opportunities. Upon completion of this course and successful completion of the state board exam, you will be a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Certified Phlebotomist

 350 clock hours Mon-Friday                                                              Four Months Full Time

Upon succesful completion of the course students may be eligible to take the Patient Care Technician test through the National Healthcareer Association



Legal & Ethical Issues

Human Body

Growth and Development

Rehabilitation Exercise and Rest

Understanding Patient Care Assignments

Discharging a patient

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Vital Signs



Blood Collection


Domestic Violence

Communication with the Elderly

Admission Requirements:

Completion of Orientation

Satisfactory scores on the Basic Skills test

Interview with Program Counselor

The Patient Care Technician prepares you to work in a hospital environment under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Students are trained to perform clinical skills such as blood collection, EKGs, catheterization, recording vital signs and patient treatments, and other tasks related to patient care. Patient Care Technician graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and placement agencies.