As the elderly population increases, healthcare facilities, hospitals and nursing
homes have a great demand for qualified Patient Care Technicians/Assistants. Since
this profession is needed in many practices, you may have a variety of opportunities
available to you. Earning your CPCT/A can help you launch a career in the healthcare
path you choose. The patient care tech program is comprised of a series of 4 stackable credentials, with this course serving as the Capstone course.
Students who are already a certified CNA, who complete EKG and Phlebotomy, with Galveston
College are eligible to take this certification course with NHA.
As a Patient Care Technician/Assistant, you may perform some or all of the following
Provide basic patient care — bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc
Acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies
Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms
Accommodate the special needs of patients accordingly
Obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs
Perform phlebotomy procedures
Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief
Included in your tuiton is online study guide and practice tests, Clinicals (if
This course includes one attempt at the CPCT/A exam, which will be scheduled by the
instructor and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please check our schedule
for updated course offerings.
Ready to Register?
Registrations must be completed 1 week prior to classes starting. Students can register
online, by email or in- person on the first floor of Moody Hall, M-142.