PCT Training Available at No Cost

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Patient Care Technician Certification is comprised of three classes: Certified Nurse Aide, EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. All three classes and clinical rotations are required to earn the Patient Care Technician Certification. Other requirements include high school diploma or GED; reading and math assessments, background checks and drug screening.

Certified Nurse Aide
Certified Nurse Aides work as part of a nursing team, reporting vital signs, as well as direct patient contact assisting with daily activities, such as bathing, walking and eating.

EKG Technician
EKG (electrocardiogram) Technicians record the patient’s heart rate, maintain and process reports and keep the equipment clean. Students also will learn to perform the test that provides information about the patient’s heart rhythm and heart rate first.

Phlebotomy Technician
The Phlebotomy Technician collects blood samples for lab analysis and maintains reports. The program offers intensive training, including classroom, laboratory and clinical work. Four certifications can be earned upon successful completion of the three classes in this program: C.N.A. State License; National Certification for EKG; National Certification for Phlebotomy; and National Certification for Patient Care Technician.

About the program
Through the Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE) Grant, Gateway Community College students have
the opportunity to attend career preparation programs at Gateway and move quickly into employment. ACE is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and Annie E. Casey Foundation. Acceptance into this program is not guaranteed. Participants will be selected by lottery.

For more information contact Ralph Wright, CT Works, at rwright.ctwbs@ct.gov or Erika Lynch at Gateway Community College’s The GREAT Center at elynch@gatewayct.edu or call (203) 285-2302. For more information visit workforcealliance.biz.