Certificate Program

Patient Care Technician

Make a difference at the patient's bedside as a Patient Care Technician. Our certificate program trains you to provide essential care and support in various health care settings.

About the Patient Care Technician Certificate

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Course length

24 weeks

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Time commitment

20

hours per week

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Salary Range

$21- $34K

(entry level)
Tuition - $4,000*

*You can pay as little as $267 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

With your Patient Care Technician Certificate, you’ll have the knowledge you need to pursue a fulfilling career in health care as a valued member of a patient care team. Program content will give you a solid foundation in the principles of patient care, including infection control, mobility support, monitoring of vital signs and personal hygiene assistance. Through learning to support patients’ physical and emotional needs, you’ll be prepared to provide exceptional care in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other health care facilities.

Accreditation

Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), Certified EKG Technician (CET), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Did you know?

A medical assistant in Massachusetts can earn an average of $46,130 per year.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Is This Patient Care Technician Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Do you have a keen interest in health care and an innate drive to help others?
  • Are you searching for a career path that lets you join the workforce in a relatively short amount of time?
  • Are you eager to acquire hands-on skills and apply them in a health care environment?
  • Can you thrive in a dynamic setting, where adaptability and quick thinking are key?
  • Does the idea of working collaboratively with a team of health care professionals excite you?
  • Are you meticulous, with a knack for working with data, managing records or handling administrative tasks?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Technician
  • Dialysis Technician

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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Testimonials

The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.