Patient Care Technician

Health Training Center has Patient Care Technician Training Programs throughout Massachusetts at its campuses in Attleboro, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Stoughton, and Worcester.

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Patient Care Tech

This is a career advancement program for licensed Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). If you are not licensed as a CNA, HHA or EMT, this program is available for you as a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician.

The Patient Care Technician program at Health Training Center can be completed in as little as 15 weeks. For the first 12 weeks of clinical training, students will be provided with instruction from experienced instructors to prepare them to enter the field as Patient Care Technicians. This includes training on a variety of topics such as phlebotomy (blood draws), EKGs, basic patient care, and fundamental medical, lab, and exam procedures. Following the classroom experience, each student will complete the course with a three week externship where they will get the opportunity to use their skills in a real-life setting in the field. After their successful completion of the program, students should be prepared to work in an entry-level position in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital, laboratory, or other medical setting.

The Patient Care Technician classes are Introduction to Healthcare, CPR, EKG Techniques, and Phlebotomy Techniques. Each of these classes are designed to provide students with the skills they need to be successful on a certification exam and for their future career in the healthcare field.

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Patient Care Technician Externships

Health Training Center requires certificate Patient Care Technician program students to complete an externship in order to graduate. The externship is fundamental to the program for each student, providing them with the chance to perform the skills that they have been given instruction on in the classroom. The externship also provides employers an opportunity to assess students’ skills prior to hiring entry-level allied health professionals. Externships are part of the curriculum and guaranteed! Health Training Center will provide an externship site for each of their students.They are committed to helping their students toward success.

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Licensure

    

Health Training Center is licensed by the Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118. Any comments, questions, or concerns about this school’s license should be directed to:

Office of Private Occupational School Education
Email: occupational.schools@state.ma.us
Phone: (617) 727-5811

  

  
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Certification for Patient Care Technician Graduates

At Health Training Center, we know that certification is very important to potential employers as and becoming certified shows that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide excellent care as well as a high commitment to your field. It communicates that you are dedicated to providing great care and have the desire to keep moving forward in your career.

After successfully completing our Patient Care Technician program (including externship), graduates will be eligible to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) (ASPT) national exam, become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPhT), and take the National Certification exam to become a Certified EKG Technician through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians and/or the National Center for Competency Testing.

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Attleboro
Attleboro
Fisher College Campus (rear entrance)
451 Elm Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Braintree
Braintree

340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Cambridge
Cambridge

358 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Attleboro
Chelmsford
East Gate Shopping Plaza (Route 110)
296 Chelmsford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Braintree
Stoughton
Kindred Healthcare/Goddard Hospital
909 Sumner Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Cambridge
Worcester
Teamsters Local 170 Building
330 SW Cutoff #201 (Route 20)
Worcester, MA 01604

 

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Other Programs Offered by Health Training Center

Health Training Center offers a variety of allied healthcare programs to accommodate many of the needs of a variety of students. We know that you are ready to get out in the field fast; that’s why our programs only include the skills that you need to get out there.

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The Medical Assistant program at Health Training Center can be completed in just 20 weeks. The program provides instruction on the clinical skills needed to work in entry-level positions in a variety of medical settings. Our students receive instruction on Phlebotomy, EKG, and clinical medical assisting techniques.
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The EKG Technician program at Health Training Center can be completed in just 8 weeks. Students will be instructed on how to operate and adjust EKG heart monitors, understand the results of the electrocardiogram (EKG) recording, and perform CPR. A graduate of this program should be prepared to work in an entry-level position in a variety of medical settings. The EKG Technician program requires two classes and can also be taken in combination with Phlebotomy or as part of the Medical Assistant Certificate.
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The Health Training Center Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician program can be completed in just 15 weeks. The program focuses on cross-training students in Phlebotomy and EKG techniques. Graduates of this program may become Clinical Medical Assistants by completing one additional class and the Medical Assistant externship. Graduates of this program should be prepared for entry-level job opportunities in a variety of medical settings.
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The Phlebotomy Technician program at Health Training Center can be completed in just 11 weeks. The program provides instruction on the correct ways to draw blood in order than students complete the program prepared to work in entry-level positions in a variety of medical settings. Our students receive instruction on topics such as venipuncture procedures, specimen collection, blood collection, body systems, infection Control, and skin puncture techniques.
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