Patient Care Technician program (common abbreviation is PCT) consists of two (2) modules:
- Phlebotomy – 75 hours
- EKG – 50 hours
- You must have at least HS/GED diploma
- Have graduated from Nurse Aide Assistant (CNA) program and have a graduation certificate
- You must have a valid NYS CNA certificate
- Certified EKG Technician (CET)
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
- Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)
Question: Can I enroll separately in Phlebotomy and EKG?
Answer: You can enroll in Phlebotomy program and receive a Phlebotomy graduation certificate and you can enroll separately in EKG program and receive EKG graduation certificate. You do not need to complete CNA program in order to enroll in Phlebotomy/EKG. You will be able to schedule both CPT and CET certification exams, but you will not be eligible to schedule CPCT exam and to become Certified Patient Care Technician.
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