Housatonic Community College Patient Care Technician Program

Housatonic Community College Patient Care Technician Program

Program Reviewed

Patient Care Technician Program

Credits Available

  • Patient Care Technician program (7 credits, lower division level - 5 credits for lecture, 2 credits for lab/clinical)

Dates Valid

September 2014 through June 2020

Source of Records

Registrar's Office; Housatonic Community College; 900 Lafayette Boulevard; Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

About the Program

This program is part of Housatonic Community College's FORWARD program and was developed as a result of funding through a federal Department of Labor TAACCCT grant. FORWARD will train a highly skilled and resilient workforce of dislocated workers, veterans, underemployed and unemployed individuals to enter high-demand jobs in healthcare and information technology occupations. The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is a multi-skilled health care worker who has already earned certification as a Nurse Aide (CNA). This program prepares students to work in long term care facilities, hospitals, and private duty.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Patient Care Technician program (7 credits, lower division level - 5 credits for lecture, 2 credits for lab/clinical)

This program prepares students to work in long term care facilities, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and private duty. This program is taught with a combination of lecture, hands-on practical lab exercises, and real-world clinical experience conducted off-campus at an actual medical facility. This program is designed to prepare Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) to function as multi-skilled care providers in a variety of health-care settings and to increase employers' abilities to meet their workforce needs. This program is primarily held in a face-to-face format on the Housatonic Community College campus in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.