Patient Care Tech

Galveston College Continuing Education

Patient Care Tech

Students who are already a CNA, who complete EKG and Phlebotomy, are eligible to take this certification course with NHA.

As a Patient Care Technician/Assistant, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • 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 and death

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.

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In Person

Moody Hall – Room 140


Galveston College – Continuing Education 4015 Avenue Q, Suite M-140 Galveston, TX  77550