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Patient Care Program

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

PCTs are assistants who work with patients in a variety of settings. They assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals with the care of patients. Most of the PCT duties include trained skills such as obtaining vital signs, EKGs, drawing labs, wound care, giving injections… and many more skilled duties in nearly all health care settings. PCT training is a combination of nursing assistant and medical assistant responsibilities. This combination increases their marketability allowing them to work in a multitude of settings.

Patient Care Tech Program (PCT)

Due to the overwhelming volume and the interest in the Patient Care Tech program (PCT) at the Cultural Institute of Health and Education, we are asking each potential applicant to submit a short essay answering the following questions:


1. Why do you want to become a patient care technician (PCT)?

2. What characteristics/qualities impact the role of a PCT?

3. What is your professional 5-year goal or plan?


Please submit your responses to the above questions to aclemens@thecihe.org. Submit as an attachment, or in the body of the email. The essay should be 250 words or less. Selection will be assessed based off quality and content.


Remember - Qualifying is Easy!


Interested Students need the following:


Be 18 or older

Have a high school diploma or GED

No felonies or history of child abuse

Perform at a 10th grade reading and math level

Able to attend full time Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The school is located at 6100 Stenton Ave. Inside MLK High school.