A patient care technician helps in a variety of healthcare environments to help with a wide range of duties including basic medical care, blood draws, and measuring vital signs. They support their patients by helping them with daily activities and ensuring their comfort.

 

 

Program Requirements

To Register for the Class, Students Must Submit: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License/State ID
  • Shot Records
  • Healthcare CPR required
  • *Signed Criminal Background Check form
  • Signed Drug Testing Consent Form

*Students must sign a release for Panola College to check the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Background Check prior to admission to Patient Care Technician.  If a student is a minor, permission must be obtained by the legal guardian.  In addition to the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.006, Panola College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant to the Phlebotomy Program that has arrests for DWI, POCS, assault, theft, burglary, robbery, deadly conduct, felony regardless of the date of the offense.  

For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the Director of Workforce and Continuing Education.  You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

 

Immunizations

STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF THE FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATIONS PRIOR TO THE CLINICAL TRAINING OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Varicella
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Tdap- within 10 years)
  • Influenza
  • Negative TB skin test/ chest x-ray (within the last year)

IF A STUDENT CANNOT PROVIDE PROOF OF THE VACCINE, THEY WILL NEED TO HAVE THE TITER TEST DONE TO CHECK FOR THE FOLLOWING ANTIBODIES:

  • Varicella IgG
  • Rubeola IgG
  • Mumps IgG
  • Rubella IgG
  • Hepatitis B Quant

Program Cost

The cost of the program is $1,200.

After successful completion of the 130 hours, the student will be eligible to register for a PCT certification exam through National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  Students are responsible for the cost of the exam ($155.00). This amount will be paid to Panola College.