Advance Your Patient Care Technician Career

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24 Weeks

Certificate Length


Available Industry Certifications

What Does It Mean To Earn Your Industry Certification As A Patient Care Technician?

Through the Patient Care Technician Certificate, you are eligible for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), EKG Technician (CET) and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certifications. Certification candidates must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Graduates of this certificate are strongly encouraged to pursue supervised administration of Phlebotomy and EKG tasks required for certification. These are additional requirements after obtaining employment in the field as a prerequisite to gaining certification as a Certified EKG Technician (CET) or a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and are not included in this certificate.

The CPCT, CET and CPT ensure that you are ready to excel as a Patient Care Technician.


These industry certifications ensure individuals can:

  • Understand basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes and medical terminology.
  • Understand basic patient care responsibilities, such as bathing, feeding, catheter care and more.
  • Ensure patient room cleanliness and perform safety checks.
  • Identify special care opportunities, concerns and settings.
  • Understand EKG readings and monitor vital signs.
  • Perform phlebotomy procedures, lab tests, blood glucose tests and exercise, nutrition and diet monitoring.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Administer medications and assist with minor procedures.
  • Assist doctors and nurses with physical examinations.


The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the largest allied health certification providers in the nation. Since 1989, it has awarded over one million certifications and is validated and nationally recognized as providing students with the required level of knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers. 

Select The Right Training Certificate For Your Goals

Patient Care Technician

Our online Patient Care Technician certificate prepares you to work directly with patients in a variety of health care settings. Learn a wide variety of fundamental clinical tasks designed to set you apart in the competitive job market. 


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Amanda Lynn is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand your certificate of study, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Amanda to learn more about your certificate, AdventHealth University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


All courses and certification examinations are prepared and offered in English only. Special accommodations requesting translation services are not available for course participation or examination. Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation.

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