Tuition Options

One full payment or two installments plan. First payment due at sign up. Second payment due in one month.

Extended Tuition Installment Plan

Attend school while making affordable monthly payments. If qualified, you will pay $250/m for ten months.

Take Our Accelerated Path to Gain Nationally Accredited Patient Care Technician Certification

Become a critical member of healthcare teams.

Why Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A)?

Healthcare is evolving, and patient care technicians are in higher demand than ever before. Patient care technicians who are certified (CPCT/A) are better prepared to tackle more responsibilities than CNAs or PCTs who are not certified.

Why Us?

Flexible. Convenient. Accessible.

  • Flexible On-Demand Virtual Learning

    Instructional content delivered virtually via module-based learning and accessible anywhere 24/7 through our mobile and tablet-friendly student portal. Flexible self-paced curriculum with no due dates or set schedules on assignments.

  • Expert Exam Prep

    At HealthCareer Certs you will be fully prepared to successfully pass the national exam and find your way into the job market. We have provided a comprehensive training program with many practice opportunities for you to feel comfortable with the exam. You will always have an instructor available to answer any questions you may have.

  • Interactive & Engaging curriculum

    Interactive skills, activities, built-in self-checks, 3D animated demonstrations, interactive flashcards & progress tracking tools.All-inclusive course content with no additional costs required for textbooks, learning material, or certification exam.

HealthCareer Certs Offers the Right Training for You!

HealthCareer Certs 




Exam Fees & Materials


Job Ready In

As little as eight weeks

Schedule Flexibility

24/7 On-demand

Travel Requirements

None, 100% online

Student Support

Personal advisor: text, call, and email access

Career Coaching

Training to build well-rounded careers

Content Delivery

3D Animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning

What Is Included?

Course material available immediately upon enrollment.

  • Nationally Accredited Certification Exam registration fee is covered
 by us.

  • All-inclusive 12-month access to online interactive learning materials.

  • Instructor-led, discussion boards, and virtual classmate interactions.

  • Study guide and six competency tests assessments.

  • Practice questions and interactive games covering all basic and necessary job skills.

  • Case study videos for real-life application.

  • Audio narration for each page and video.

Course Objectives

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals rely on patient care technicians to assist with the critical day-to-day care some patients require. They provide hands-on assistance to serve patients' basic needs, which greatly impacts the lives of their patients and their patient's families. As a patient care tech,  may be able to perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Provide basic patient care: bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc. 
  • Acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies
  • Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness inpatient rooms
  • Accommodate any additional patient needs
  • Obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs
  • Perform phlebotomy procedures
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief and death


Curriculum Components

The course consists of 16 modules of instructional content broken down into respective lessons.

Each module contains detailed lectures and notes, animated video lectures, interactive activities, real-world clinical cases, classmate interaction, laboratory simulations, constant feedback, and support from instructors.

The CPCT program is divided into three parts:

1- The Fundamental Knowledge (modules 1-4)  includes:

  •   Anatomy and Physiology
  •   Medical Terminology
  •   Infection Control / OSHA
  •  Medical Law & Ethics

2- The Professional Skills (modules 5-7) includes:

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Health Information Technology
  • EHR Simulation

3- The Clinical Patient Care Skills (modules 8-15) includes:

  • Physical Exams
  • Patient Comfort
  • Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
  • Body Mechanics
  • Specimen Collection and testing
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG
  • CPR and Basic Life Support

NHA National Certification Exam

After completing the course, you can sit for the nationally NHA certification exam at a testing center or proctor online upon completing all course modules.

Exam Information

Total Number of questions on the exam


Allotted time for exam

3 hours 

Modality available



  • What does a patient care technician do?

    A patient care technician (PCT) is mainly focused on working closely with patients, in conjunction with nurses. PCTs help perform basic care for patients, such as assisting them in using the restroom, serving meals or changing bedding. They may also monitor vital signs and provide emotional support to patients and families.

  • Where Does a Patient Care Technician Work?

    Patient Care Technicians can be found working in a variety of healthcare settings, including Hospitals, Home Care, Long-Term Care/Nursing Care Facilities. Patient Care Technicians are rarely found working in physicians’ offices and will often be found working in a wider variety of healthcare settings.

  • What are The Requirements for CPCT/A?

    To become a PCT, you’ll need to have a high school diploma and complete a training program. After completing a training program, you'll be qualified to take the national certification exam. Once passing the exam you will become a certified patient care technician/assistant (CPCT/A). Then you will be job ready!

  • What are Salary and Job Outlook for CPCT/A?

    PCTs earned a median annual salary of $29,640 in 2019, and employment of PCTs is expected to grow 9 percent through 2028, according to the BLS, this faster-than-average job growth is attributed to an aging population who will inevitably have more healthcare needs.