Patient Care Technician
Get your start in healthcare by learning how to provide basic health care and support to patients as a patient care technician. Prepare for a career in healthcare within as few as two semesters with this certificate program.
- Students may start with this program and go to work while they continue in another healthcare field.
- Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the national certification exam.
Patient Care Technician Certificate
The patient care tech program provides students with the training needed to provide basic care to patients in a hospital or nursing home setting. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the national certification exam.
Note: This program includes a ground-based component, such as an internship or clinical experience. Your student success navigator can help you better understand the requirements.
Average pay is about $31,000 per year, or about $15 per hour.
Healthcare careers are very much in demand today. Patient care technicians should see a job growth rate of 9 percent in the coming years.
If you reside in Jackson county, Michigan.
If you reside in the state of Michigan.
Out of Michigan
If you reside outside the state of Michigan.
Estimated program costs include tuition, fees and digital textbooks based on 2022-2023 tuition rates. Please note that these costs are only estimates and an individualized financial plan will be created when a student meets with their Student Success Navigator.
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