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Patient Care Technician

Our PCT program is a combination which offers training in both the Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy and EKG to allow the student a more diverse exposure and the option to choose a career path that would be most beneficial to easily attain their career goals.

Program Description

Serenity Health Training Institute’s Combination training program is designed as a pre-Nurse course and prepares the student for an entry- level position on the Nurse career ladder. Instruction is presented in the basic sciences as it relates to the human body and health. The combination of theory and skill development is utilized during the student's training experience with emphasis on caring for a wider variety of patients. Under the supervision of highly trained instructors, the student will receive adequate training that emulates the environment and functionality that a PCT would encounter in a typical daily activity. These practices complement classroom instruction as well as the internship experience. As per state requirements, the clinical portion of the class is conducted under the supervision of a highly trained instructor.

Program Objective

This program prepares a student to acquire skills as a Patient Care Technician. Patient Care Technicians assist and support patients to attain maximum functional independence as well as assisting clients with their personal care and daily living tasks. Nurse Assistants work closely with residents in hospitals, long-term care facilities and adult day care centers. This combination-training program helps an individual serve in versatile fields of the Medical profession, hence providing wider employment opportunities.

There is an increasing need for cross- trained health care workers in all types of health care facilities. This Program builds upon the basic nurse aid skills to develop a person with advanced skills. This program covers Medical Terminology/Abbreviations, Phlebotomy, EKG, CPR, Wound Care, Glucose Monitoring, Hemocult Testing, Vital Signs and Isolation Techniques, Activities of Daily Living and Urinalysis. This is the latest trend in health care reengineering. Patient Care Technicians can be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, sports medicine facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation facilities, clinics, physical therapy departments, industrial clinics, medical laboratories and walk-in treatment centers.

Total Clock Hours: 130Hours
Duration/Schedule of classes: 14 Weeks

Nurse Aide Portion

1. Day Classes (2 weeks) Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Second Week Clinical- Wednesday/Thursday 6:45 a.m. – 3:45 pm (site to be determined).
2. Evening Classes (3 weeks) Mon – Fri. 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Class Didactic First Week: Mon– Thurs and Second Week Mon/Tues from 5:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Class Lab Second Week Wed/Thur & Third Week Mon/Tues 5:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Third Week Clinical- Wednesday/Thursday 6:45 a.m. – 3:45 pm (site to be determined).
3. Weekend Classes (6 weeks) Saturdays, 9:30am – 6:30pm
Class Didactic Weeks 1-4; Lab Weeks 4/5; Clinical Wednesdays/Thursdays after the 6th Saturday

Phlebotomy Portion

1. Day Classes (7weeks) Thursday and Fridays (10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
2. Evening Classes (7weeks) Wednesday and Thursday, (5.00pm - 9.30pm)
3. Weekend Classes (7weeks) Saturdays and Sundays (10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

(Our Phlebotomy students are offered internship opportunities which provides them with the necessary skills to secure a job in the hospitals working as a phlebotomists)

*Phlebotomy students have options of externship at William Beaumont Hospital.

EKG (Telemetry) Portion

Day class (8 weeks) Fridays 12:00pm-4:00pm
Evening class (8 weeks) Fridays 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Curriculum includes but is not limited to the following.

  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Understanding and Working with ill
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Medical terminology
  • Related anatomy and physiology
  • Body Mechanics and Assistive Devices
  • Patient Abuse Prevention
  • Patient Rights Advocacy
  • EKG
  • Phlebotomy

Upon successful completion of this Combination program and passing the State as well as the applicable National examinations, candidates receive the designation of Patient Care Technician. Classes (TBA) Call for more information.

Sign Up Online or Come In-Person (by appointment only). We will contact within 72-hours.

You will be given a start date after the following has been received:
1. Completed online application OR in person application (by appointment only)
2. Paid the $250 enrolment fee which will include the $40 non refundable application fee.
3. Turn in state-wide background check (Students are responsible for this but can be done at School for $15)
4. Drug screening (students are responsible for this but can be done at $15)
5. Background check (students are responsible for this but can be done at $15)
6. TB screening not offered in school. Students are responsible for this

Please note the following exclusion:
1. Michigan State Police Background check fees are not included in tuition.
2. Uniforms are not included in tuition.
3. Drug screening are not included in tuition.
4. TB screening are not included in tuition.