Patient Care Technician

NUPC 1020

In order to receive a refund or if you need to withdraw or transfer classes, you must submit your request by email to cwl@grayson.edu 7 business days prior to the course start date.

$2,499.00

AVAILABLE

Overview

Introduction:

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals rely on Patient Care Technicians (PCT) to assist with the critical day-to-day patient care. As a PCT, you’ll provide hands-on assistance to serve patients’ basic needs, as well as work alongside other healthcare professionals. Wages for PCTs are typically between $11 and $13 per hour. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant (CPT-A), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification tests, and Texas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). (296 course hrs)

Course Topics:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Provide basic patient care — bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc
  • Infection control and safety
  • Basic physical and psychological needs related to developmental stages
  • Patient care skill and principles of nutrition
  • Taking and documenting vital signs
  • Performing phlebotomy procedures
  • Performing EKG procedures
  • HIPPA and OSHA guidelines
Students must demonstrate proficiency in venipunctures and capillary punctures by receiving and delivering the required number of punctures throughout the course.

*See Entry Requirement tab for items required to enroll in class.

Class Location & Times

  • Mandatory Workforce Success Skills Course: August 10 - August 19, 2021
    • Face to face meeting: August 10, 12, 17
    • 9:00am-12:00pm
    • CWL Computer Lab
  • Patient Care Tech: August 24 – December 9, 2021
    • HYBRID- lecture online, skills/lab face to face
    • Skills Tuesday & Thursday
    • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
    • Health Science 215
    • Clinicals: Dates to be announced, pending changes/updates to Texas Health and Human Service legislative changes June 2021
  • On May 10, 2021, Grayson College entered Phase 3 of its Return to Campus Plan, and on June 1, 2021, Grayson College is expected to enter Phase 4 of its Return to Campus Plan. Updates on COVID-19 protocols and the College's operating status can be found here

Cost:

  • Tuition: $2,499
  • Tuition includes all necessary materials for class including:  scrubs, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, gait belt,  three textbook/workbooks for Phlebotomy, EKG, and Nurse Aide and all other supplies.
  • Tuition does NOT include National Healthcare Association certification exams, or Texas DADS Nurse Aide License testing fee:
    • The following Exam cost (payable to NHA and Texas DADS upon registering for certification exams):
      • $155 Patient Care Technician Exam
      • $117 Phlebotomy Technician Exam
      • $117 EKG Technician Exam
      • $125 Certified Nurse Aide Exam

Your seat in the class is not guaranteed, regardless of payment status, until proof of all required immunizations and TB test results are received. Send records and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu. 

Funding:

Workforce Solutions Texoma operates the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) which may be able to help you pay for tuition, books, and travel for up to two years. Eligible individuals include employees who are laid off or trade affected, displaced homemakers, and income eligible adults and youth. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions Texoma at 903-463-9997.

Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) also offers an array of family support services designed to promote self-sufficiency through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). Services include but are not limited to tuition assistance; books & supplies; and employment support such as job skills training, placement, resume building, and job coaching. For more information, call 903-893-2161 Ext. 3591.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must present social security card and state-issued ID with matching names upon enrollment
  • Proof of immunizations sent to cwl@grayson.edu (see below)
  • Criminal background check - Certain convictions bar employment in facilities and agencies regulated by HHSC. A list of these offenses can be found at Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.006.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely care for residents
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED prior to enrollment in the class.
  • Your seat in the class is not guaranteed, regardless of payment status, until proof of all required immunizations and TB test results are received. Send records and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu. 

Completed immunizations:

  • Tuberculosis (TB), Proof of either (within the past year):
    • a negative PPD skin test, or
    • a negative chest x-ray if skin test is positive or can not be taken
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox), Proof of either:
    • a physician documented history of the disease, or
    • a documentation of varicella immunization
    • or a titer test confirming immunity
  • Hepatitis B series, Proof of either:
    • a complete three-injection series of Hepatitis B vaccinations, or
    • a titer test confirming immunity (positive reading)
  • MMR series, Proof of either:
    • a complete two-injection series of MMR vaccinations, or
    • a titer test confirming immunity (positive reading)
  • Diphtheria Tetanus (within past 10 years)
Notes: A background check including criminal history will be done prior to start of class.  All monies will be refunded if you are ineligible to attend. Your seat in the class is not guaranteed, regardless of payment status, until proof of all required immunizations and TB test results are received. Send records and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu