Patient Care Technician


Program Description:

If you are interested in healthcare, but unsure of exactly which healthcare field to enter – this is the program for you! The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program provides insight into patient care, medical office and ancillary services, such as EKG and Phlebotomy. The Patient Care Technician certificate program prepares individuals for an array of job opportunities in the health care field. Graduates may find employment in long term care facilities, hospitals, physician practices, laboratories, and clinics where basic bedside nursing skills are required, as well as the skills of phlebotomy, coding, billing, and performing electrocardiograms (EKG). As a completer of the program you will have developed skills in 3 key areas of the health care field; Patient Care, Medical Clerical, and Clinical Ancillary Services, along with a core group of classes.

For those considering entering the Practical Nursing program, the PCT program has all the required prerequisite courses.

Upon successful completion of the program, the following certifications are available including:

  • STNA from the Ohio Department of Health
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – one or more certifications can be obtained
    1. Certified Patient Care Technician
    2. Certified EKG Technician
    3. Certified Phlebotomy Technician
    4. Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
    5. Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
    6. Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
    7. Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Length of Program:

The PCT Program is approximately 8 ½ months long.


No prerequisites

Application Deadline: August 1

Cost (subject to change):

$2,120/quarter tuition
$95 application fee
$175 lab fee
$200 admission fee

Total Tuition $8950.00

How to Apply:

Call or email  to request an application packet.

Contact for more information:

Billie Fields-Baer—MSN, BSN, RN, CCMA,CPT,CET
Patient Care Technician Program Coordinator
740-389-4682 ext 5509

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Contact Us With Questions
or for more information

Suzy Wall, 740-389-4682 ext 5526

Financial Aid Questions?

Nikki Hamilton, 740-389-4682 ext 5524

Click on the following links to learn more about some of the occupations that graduates of our Patient Care Technician programs are employed in:

Medical Assistants

Medical Secretaries

Nursing Assistants



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Directions/Find Us

Our Campus is in Marion, Ohio.  We’re an easy commute from anywhere in Central Ohio. Our physical location is adjacent to the OSU-Marion campus directly behind Buffalo Wild Wings.  [google directions]

1563 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd.
Marion, Ohio 43302