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Patient Care Technician

Interested in training to become a Patient Care Technician?

The Patient Care Technician program is offered through the Oakland University School of Nursing's Continuing Education. This program is currently being offered at Oakland University Riverview Institute, in the heart of downtown Detroit, across from Belle Isle. This facility, formerly St. John's Riverview Hospital, is one of the most technologically advanced medical training facilities in the state. This course provides skills necessary for patient care delivery and can prepare you to work in an expanded role with registered nurses. Excellent preparation for entry into any nursing program with salary ranges for PCT’s around $14-$16 per hour.

Students must complete 312 hours to successfully complete this program. Graduates will receive an Oakland University School of Nursing Certificate of Completion.

Course description:
This course will introduce the theoretical applications and techniques related to the role of the Patient Care Technician. Involving multi-skilled direct and in-direct patient care responsibilities including but limited to diagnostic procedures such as 12-lead electrocardiography, phlebotomy and specimen collections. Emphasis will be placed on safety, documentation, standard precautions, legal and ethical considerations and OSHA standards. There will be a review of Nurse Assistant competencies. Application of course content will be reinforced in the supervised clinical setting.

Successful complete of training qualifies graduate to test for National Certification as:

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG technician

$1,800 includes certification costs and textbooks (does not include uniform or supplies). Payment Plan options available. 

Class Schedule:
Please contact Oakland University Riverview Institute for current schedule

Admission Requirements:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Health Screening, including TB skin test
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Current CNA Certification
  • Application

Monthly Information Session:
First Tuesday of every month at Riverview Institute (6:00 p.m.)

Credential earned:
Oakland University School of Nursing Certificate of Completion

Contact Riverview Institute at 313-499-4033 or email tlreynol@oakland.edu 

For Registration and Payment:
Please visit Oakland University Professional and Continuing Education website

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