Patient Care Technician

Program Type: Fully Online
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC

What is the Patient Care Technician program?

This program/course prepares for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT). Certified Patient Care Technicians are multi-skilled technicians who assist doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in providing direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments including hospitals.



  • CPR for Healthcare Providers - EMSP 1019
  • Medical Terminology - NUPC 1020
  • Electrocardiography - ECRD 1011
  • Communications for Health - MDCA 1010
  • Patient Care Technician/Assistant - MDCA 1091
  • Patient Care Certification Prep - NUPC 1091


Program Information

Time Commitment

260 Contact Hours

10 Week Training


Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)

Career Outlook

Learn more at the Alamo Colleges Career Coach website

Program Requirements

Possess proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills)

You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Some High School

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet


Financial Aid Eligibility / Modes of Training 



Contact Information

CE Tier 2

CE Enrollment Professional

Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
Campus: District Support Office

CE Specialist 

Vanessa Bailey


CE Specialist

Vanessa Barrera


Additional Information

For assistance with program information or registration, email us at and our CE staff will get back to you. Thank you.