Overview

With training as a Patient Care Technician, also known as a patient aide, graduates will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, and doctors’ offices.

Upon completion of this nine-month program, the student will be able to work in a variety of health care settings. This program also includes training as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomist, Cardiac Care Technician, and EKG Specialist. Graduates have the opportunity to earn an average starting salary of $33,000 as a Patient Care Technician.

The student must successfully complete the Medical Terminology course with a minimum grade of “C” to enter this program. If needed, the student can take Medical Terminology at MTC as listed below in the coursework section.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
4.80 48

Medical Terminology

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

Classroom, Hybrid, Online

ID: CEMPR-524

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
5.10 51

Phlebotomy

Students will learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. Students will be able to identify appropriate tubes and labels for tests, prep the site, perform venipunctures and finger sticks, and administer bedside glucose. No clinicals included.

Classroom

ID: CEMED-550

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
4.60 46

Cardiac Care Technician

The ability to read and recognize heart rhythms is the main function of the cardiac care technician. Students will receive hands-on experience in interpreting heart rhythms and arrhythmias. White scrubs and white closed-toe shoes must be worn to all classes/clinicals. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better and AHA CPR Certified.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEMED-500

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$695.00
5.60 56

EKG Specialist

Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing, and Holter monitoring. The course consists of 32 hours of classroom training and 24 hours of clinical training. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.

Classroom

ID: CEMED-605

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$695.00
11.20 112

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

This DHHS approved course prepares students to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. Students receive training in basic nursing care through classroom lecture, simulated lab care, and hands-on clinical experience in a long-term care facility.

Classroom

ID: CEMED-617

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$999.00
**Hybrid courses are mostly online with some in-class elements.
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$3,787.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Patient Care Technician

The patient care technician may work in a variety of health care facilities or environments to provide basic patient care — bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc. In addition to this, patient care technicians may obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs, perform phlebotomy procedures, and accommodate the special needs of patients accordingly.

Projected Job Growth

+21%

Average Annual Salary

$52,954

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Earn an average starting salary of $33,000 as a Patient Care Technician, also known as a patient aide. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, and doctors’ offices.