Florida Panhandle Technical College
757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428
Patient Care Technician
600 hours 20 weeks
PELL ELIGIBLE Program # H170694 CIP # 0351.390205
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program requires about six months of training. Nursing assistants commonly work in nursing care facilities and hospitals, but some are employed by doctors’ offices, community care facilities and home health care services. The program includes classroom lectures, hands-on training using medical equipment, practical exercises in labs, and real-world experience in a variety of medical facilities and provides more than a CNA certification.
Home Health Aide: Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
Nursing Assistant: Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Level 2 Screening@ WCSB$ 50.00
TB Skin Test$ 20.00
CPR Certification$ 10.00 - $40.00
The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:
Basic Healthcare Worker
Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)
Advanced Home Health Aide
Patient Care Assistant
Allied Health Assistant
Advanced Allied Health Assistant
Patient Care Technician
Class VIIIA Student Liability Insurance
Approximate Uniform Fees
Approximate Total Program Cost:
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Immunization record from birth; physical exam or
AGE:18years or older at time of program completionwaiver on file; TB Skin Test; current Hep B
(Students must be 18 yrs. or older to be eligible for testing)immunization or a signed waiver on file.
DIPLOMA:N/AImmunizations and vaccines required. TABE (Level A):MATH 10.0LANGUAGE 10.0READING 10.0or meet other basic skill requirements
Based on interest, an interview with the instructor may be included in the application process.
Industry Certification:Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - $235.96 Includes 2nd background screen for state. (Board of Nursing requires that individual must be 18 years or older to take certification exam) $80.96
Advisory Salary Range:$16,640 - $19,240
Florida Panhandle:$17,980 - $28,580
Program Completion Rate: 81% - Program Placement Rate: 94%-Program Licensure Pass Rate: 100%