Patient Care Technician (PCT) with CPR

This 208 hour course builds upon your basic CNA knowledge and skill sets, and prepares you to work in a hospital or clinic environment. EKG and Phlebotomy basics will be explored.

This course includes the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Certification and the National Council for Behavioral Health Mental Health First Aid Certification.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields. 


  • Advanced Patient Care Skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to EKG
  • Introduction to Phlebotomy
  • Introduction to Health Careers and Educational
  • Mental Health First Aid (Council for Behavioral Health)
  • Heartsaver First Aid (American Heart Association)


  • Must possess a current CNA certification.
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Basic Math: includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, metric measurements and solving simple word problems.
  • Basic English: includes oral, reading and written communication skills.


Course Code: HMED G5228

Career Information

The Connecticut Department of Labor reports that employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.  As a Patient Care Technician you may expect your entry-level rate to be approximately $13.10 per hour and the average annual income is noted as $33,913 in Connecticut.