Nurse Tech/Patient Care Tech Program Overview

This program is designed for students interested in becoming a nurse, physician assistant, respiratory therapist, dietitian/nutritionist, physical/ occupational therapist, medical assistant or any career involving direct patient care.  It introduces students to fundamentals of health care, core skills, health care professional behavior, and various pathways to becoming a trained and educated health care professional.

Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to participate in work based learning experiences in both a hospital and long term care facility.  In our simulated patient rooms, students will practice skills to become proficient and apply their knowledge.

Eligible students can earn NT/PCT national certification and American Heart BLS (CPR) certification.

Content Areas

  • Applied  Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control/Patient Safety
  • Legal and Biomedical Ethics
  • Employability Skills and Work Based Learning
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG
  • Vital Signs
  • Hospital Internship (Actual Patient Care)
  • Approximately 60 Patient Care Skills
  • Study of Disease and Disorders

Helpful Experiences/Skills

  • Works Collaboratively
  • Empathy for others
  • Prefers a interactive learning environment
  • Future Opportunities


  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Patient Care Technician

Post Secondary Education/Training

  • Registered Nurse/ Nurse Practitioner
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist