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Patient Care Technician

Salem County Vocational Technical Schools has created an all encompassing, allied health professional program that will provide students with valuable knowledge, practical experience, and national certifications for employment within the medical field.

Patient Care Technicians gain entry-level knowledge and clinical skills needed to work in a variety of employment settings like hospitals, surgical centers, and rehabilitation facilities. Employment for Patient Care Technicians is expected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the national average for all occupations. Upon successful program completion, students will be eligible for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification in Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A).

Program Content  (200 Hours)

  • Provide basic patient care such as bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc.
  • Acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies
  • Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms
  • Obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs
  • Perform phlebotomy procedures
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly those coping with grief and death.

***Externship Included

Certifications Available:                                   Basic Life Support (CPR) 

                                                                                Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) 

                                                                                EKG Technician (CET) 

                                                                                Workplace Readiness Credential (WRC) 


 Criminal backgrounds may prevent individuals from obtaining certification and externship/clinical placement

***Criminal background checks are required (additional fee to student)

***Uniform and medical exams are not included.

***Students must have a high school diploma or GED

***Medical Clearance, Laboratory Blood Work, PPD’s and Urine Drug Screen Are Required


Students must attend the Introduction to Health Career Pathway Seminar prior to registration.


Salem County Vocational Technical School

Carney’s Point Location

Contact: Shachara Adams at 856-351-2933  (Adult Education Tab) or

 Introduction to Health Care Career Pathway
Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Physiology
The Health Care Professional
Career DevelopmentMedical Assistant
EKGLab Hours
Clinical Experiences

*Licensing Fees Included
*Program uniform, books, physical exams, and CBI not included.
$50 Registration Fee (included)

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Classes schedule daytime hours.
Students must attend the Introduction to Health Career Pathway Seminar prior to registration.