Nursing Programs

Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician (formally Nursing Services Support Occupations) is a three-phase program that is based on the Health Science and Medical Technology industry sector of the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

PCT 101 is the Nursing assistant course, which is over the mandated 160 hours by the California Department of Public Health. This combined lecture/lab course teaches the student the theory and clinical skills needed to work with residents/patients in a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation facility. It is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a patient in an acute care setting or a resident in a long-term care setting. Students who successfully complete the course can sit for the California State Certification as a Nurse Assistant. First Aid certification through the American Heart Association is included in this portion of the course.

PCT 102 emphasizes instructions in acute care for the certified nursing assistant in an acute care facility. The course provides a comprehensive review of nursing assistant skills with emphasis on acute care units, such as medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, and orthopedic etc. The certified nursing assistant will have the opportunity to be trained in various departments of the acute care facility within their scope of practice. Students are prepared for certification in Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) through the American Heart Association. In addition to the certification, students are introduced to basic knowledge of electrocardiogram (EKG).

PCT 103 is the combined lecture/lab course for home health aide, which teaches the student the theory and clinical skills needed to work with clients in the home care setting. Upon successful completion of this portion of the program, the instructor will submit the names of successful eligible students to the California Department of Public Health for certification as a Home Health Aide (California Department of Public Health makes the final decision in all certification eligibility).

 Primary Duties:

  • Basic patient care like bathing, feeding, and catheter care 
  • Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified at risk for preventable injury by the implementation of nursing safety interventions or the use of protective devices/equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse.
  •  Reports all patient activity to the registered nurse in a timely manner.
  • Acquiring, distributing, and administering patient care supplies as needed. 
  • Collecting laboratory specimens 
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of patient rooms and conducting safety checks
  • Monitoring and recording changes in patient health and vital signs
  • Performing EKG
  • Utilizes computer/handheld devices for documentation.

*This course can be taken as a combination course with Phlebotomy.

 

Comprehensive Program

Patient Care Technician

Program Information Flyer

Course schedule is subject to change to a distance learning/hybrid format based upon community health concerns and mandates.


Riverside – Alessandro 

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COST: $9,900

Federal Financial Aid available for those who qualify.

20 weeks : September 7, 2021 – February 3, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Internship – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *pending approval

20 weeks : February 8, 2022 – June, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Internship – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *pending approval


Indio 

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COST: $9,900

Federal Financial Aid available for those who qualify.

20 weeks : September 7, 2021 – February 3, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *pending approval

20 weeks : February 8, 2022 – June 21, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Internship – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *pending approval

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

COMBINATION PROGRAM

Patient Care Technician & Phlebotomy

Patient Care Technicians with Phlebotomy may perform tasks including monitoring and recording changes in patient health and vital signs, perform EKG and phlebotomy procedures by collecting lab specimens including urinalysis, blood (venipuncture, capillary puncture), perform basic patient care including bathing, feeding, and catheter care, acquiring, distributing, and administering patient care supplies, and ensuring cleanliness of patient rooms and conducting safety checks.

Program Information Flyer

Course schedule is subject to change to a distance learning/hybrid format based upon community health concerns and mandates.

Riverside – Alessandro 

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COST: $12,600

Federal Financial Aid available for those who qualify.

26 weeks : September 7, 2021 – March 18, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Patient Care Technician Internship) *pending approval

*Internship – 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Phlebotomy Internship)

26 weeks : December 7, 2021 – June 21, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Patient Care Technician Internship) *pending approval

*Internship – 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Phlebotomy Internship)

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Phlebotomy

Program Information Flyer

Course schedule is subject to change to a distance learning/hybrid format based upon community health concerns and mandates.


Riverside – Alessandro

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COST: $2,800

6 weeks : September 1, 2021 – October 12, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship hours beginning at 5:00 a.m.

6 weeks : October 14, 2021 – December 3, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship hours beginning at 5:00 a.m.

6 weeks : December 7, 2021 – January 28, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship hours beginning at 5:00 a.m.

6 weeks : February 4, 2022 – March 18, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship hours beginning at 5:00 a.m.

6 weeks : March 22, 2022 – May 6, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship hours beginning at 5:00 a.m.

6 weeks : May 12, 2022 – June 22, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Internship hours beginning at 5:00 a.m.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.