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AACC student works with patient simulator.

Patient Care Technicians (PCT) perform delegated nursing functions that require a higher level of technical ability and skill, including venipuncture, wound care, basic EKG and advanced CNA skills. PCTs can work in a hospital setting as well as in skilled nursing facilities, rehab facilities, assisted living, home health, etc.

What courses will I take?

Two courses are required to complete the program:

OPA-359 Patient Care Technician: Theory

OPA-360 Patient Care Technician: Lab

What will it cost?

The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $1,692.

Attend an information session to learn more.

What are the requirements?

Students must meet one of the two following sets of criteria:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be employed as a CNA and provide a letter from an employer stating that you are currently working as a CNA at a facility. Your license must be active and in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing.
  • Must have completed an approved CNA training program within the past year and present a copy of completion certificate
  • Proof of current Maryland CNA or GNA certification
  • Negative PPD (within 12 months) or negative chest x-ray less than 1 year old
  • Positive titer or proof of vaccination/immunity for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form
  • Tetanus shot (within 10 years)
  • Current flu vaccine
  • Current COVID-19 vaccines
Additional costs for students:
  • Scrubs
  • Closed-toe white nurse shoes

What credentials can I earn?

After successful completion of the program, students will receive Continuing Education Units.