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Online Patient Care Technician School

As a Patient Care Technician, you will enjoy a rewarding career. You'll be a part of the daily hustle and bustle of a busy hospital, doctor's office or long-term care facility. You can play an important role in the lives of patients. Patient Care Technicians are in high demand, and there are many job opportunities all over the country.

Prepare for your Patient Care Technician
(CPCT/A) Certification

Online Patient Care Tech Exam

In addition to earning your Patient Care Technician Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, when you graduate from our online patient care technician school, you’ll be eligible to take your Patient Care Technician Certification (CPCT/A) exam, administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step can help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your Patient Care Technician knowledge.

Your CPCT/A exam fee is included in your tuition- up to a $203 value†.

Why Choose Patient Care?

Healthcare is growing! The ever-increasing number of patients and hospital admissions is driving growth in healthcare services. It takes a lot of support to provide quality care for so many people.

Employment in the fast-growing healthcare field offers a wide range of opportunities for excitement, fulfillment and advancement. Every physician's office, hospital, outpatient facility, medical laboratory and nursing care facility needs men and women who know what it takes to help patients, handle records, and assist doctors and nurses with the utmost in caring and service. So whether you want a career as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital, doctor's office or other healthcare facility, our online Patient Care Technician school will start you on the road to your dream job in the dynamic, in-demand healthcare field.

As a Patient Care Technician, you'll be a well-respected professional playing a crucial role in the world of healthcare. You will meet fascinating people and find great satisfaction in working side-by-side with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Online Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician Jobs to Increase

The U.S. Department of Labor projects the growth for Patient Care Technician jobs to increase 8% by 2030.*


Affordable monthly payment

$69 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program

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Medical Specialties Degree Program Available

Want a competitive edge? Take a look at our Medical Specialties Degree Program with low monthly payments of just $139!


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What You'll Learn During Your Online Patient Care Technician Course

  • Medical Terminology
  • Intro to Anatomy
  • Safety in the Medical Office
  • Nutrition
  • Patient Charting 101
  • Medical Ethics
  • Patient Care: From Dressing to Feeding Patients
  • Patient Care: Moving and Assisting Patients
  • Patient Cleanliness
  • Vital Signs
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For the full Patient Care Technician outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Patient Care Technician Training That Fits Your Life

Online Patient Care Tech Training

In as little as four months you can be a Patient Care Technician. And our self-paced online patient care training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online patient care technician certificate course, there are no in-person patient care classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Patient Care program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Patient Care Technician—no previous medical experience needed.

Patient Care Technician Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our online Patient Care Technician school program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online patient care technician specialist program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

Online Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Patient Care Technician?
A. Becoming a Patient Care Technician typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. Graduates of U.S. Career Institutes Patient Care Technician program are eligible to take the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A) exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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Q. What does a Patient Care Technician do?
A. Patient Care Technicians administer basic care for patients; such as bathing, repositioning, serving meals and taking vital signs. They work in hospitals, nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Patient Care Technician?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Patient Care Technician program prepares you to sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT-A) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Your CPCT-A exam fees are included in your tuition.
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Q. Does this meet my Patient Care Technician state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Patient Care Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Patient Care Technicians jobs are expected to increase 8% by 2030.*
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Q. How much does a Patient Care Technician Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $979 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Patient Care Technician Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Patient Care Technician?
A. Patient Care Technicians can be found working for public or private hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, hospices, assisted-living facilities, or long-term care facilities.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Patient Care Technician program?
A. Skills covered in the Patient Care Technician Program include Medical Terminology, Intro to Anatomy, Safety in the Medical Office, Nutrition, Patient Charting 101, Medical Ethics, Patient Care: From Dressing to Feeding Patients, Patient Care: Moving and Assisting Patients, Patient Cleanliness, Vital Signs.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Patient Care Technician school cost?
While our online Patient Care Technician school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Patient Care Technician school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Patient Care Technician program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a Patient Care Technician, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online Patient Care Technician school program is completed in 5 months.

Is this the best online Patient Care Technician school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Patient Care Technician school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons. When you graduate you will be prepared to take the Patient Care Technician Certification Exam (CPCT-A) through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Patient Care Technician school near me?
Our online Patient Care Technician school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

Content updated by: Leslie Ballentine

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants, on the internet at, (visited October 1, 2021). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full.