Patient Care Technician

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide. 513902


Diploma – Patient Care Technician 27.5 Credits – 646 Contact Hours –34 Weeks The Patient Care Technician program
provides training for entry level positions in the role of a patient
care technician in a clinic, hospital, urgent care facility,
rehabilitation facility, or other health care environments. Modules
contain lessons that will provide the students with the knowledge
involving the core concepts of the health care delivery system and
health occupations. It will discuss various aspects of communication,
legal and ethical responsibilities, as well as safety security
procedures. Students will describe wellness and diseases, quality
assurance, aseptic techniques, Basic First Aid and CPR. Students will
have the concepts of medical terminology, including prefixes, suffices,
and word roots, as well as, abbreviations and symbols. Students will
learn anatomy and physiology of the body systems, including vocabulary,
pathology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Students will be
provided with an overall understanding of the theory and hands-on skills
involved in providing physical therapy and occupational therapy
assistance; didactic theory and hands-on skills involved in the practice
of phlebotomy, electrocardiography and respiratory therapy and providing
patient care as would be required by a patient care technician. Students
will cover common disorders associated with relevant body systems, more
advanced patient care skills and providing home health care. After
successful completion of all classroom coursework, the student is
scheduled to complete 160 clock hours of Clinical Practicum/ Externship
which will give the student on the job training to enhance their
classroom experience. Brookline’s Career Advisors are committed to
assisting graduates with job search & training in the following
areas; Resume preparation; Job Search Techniques; Networking,
Interviewing & Dressing for Success. Lifetime Placement Assistance
to graduates; Brookline’s Nursing Assistant tuition is waived to PCT
graduates with a final GPA of 2.5 or higher & 80% attendance
(Certification & License is not included) B. $15,225 Tuition costs
in Catalog and $10,730.99 is given to eligible WIOA participants and
includes: Tuition, reg. fee, E-books, Laptop, 2 sets of scrubs, testing
fee for certification, Cap & Gown C. Books – E-Books included D.
Supplies: 2 sets of scrubs incl.; laptop $200; Cap & Gown $30.99 E.
Contact: Cory Liguore 520-584-5272 F. Website / link to
the program: G. Testing Fees: initial test fee included in
tuition: National Certified Patient Care Tech NCPCT H. Additional
1.Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or an eligible
non-citizen as classified by the Department of Homeland Security 2.
Prerequisites: High School Diploma (or equivalent) 18 years of age at
the time of admission; If a prospective student is less than 18 years of
age, they may be permitted to enroll if signature of approval from
parent or legal guardian or demonstrate that they are otherwise covered
under state emancipation statutes. 3.Other: students are required to
demonstrate completion of immunizations paid by the College. Refer to
the current Academic Catalog for further requirements. Must complete a
background check prior to clinical practicum, if applicable, finger
print clearance. I. Refund Policy:
Credentials: Industry Recognized: Yes ABHES, Nationally Recognized
Industry Associations/ Organizations: NCCT – National Center for
Competency Testing Stackable Yes students are awarded credentials in
patient care, phlebotomy, ECG (EKG). Many students choose a career in
nursing Additionally, students may move into Dialysis Care or Cardio
Graphic Techs. Portable – Yes nationally recognized Accredited
Curriculum Yes ABHES Licensed by State of Arizona—State Board for
Private Post Secondary Education.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Brookline College - Tucson

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

5441 E. 22nd St., Ste. 125, Tucson, AZ

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of Attainment:

Diploma of Graduation

Name of Credential

Diploma- Patient Care Technician

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Title IV, Pell Grant, FWS, FSEOG

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$10,730.99 pricing for eligible WIOA participants

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$10,730.99 pricing for eligible WIOA participants

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-1131.00Nursing Assistants
$14.50 per hour
Required Certification: CNA preferred, NCPCT-nat cert patient care tech
31-1121.00Home Health Aides
$11.00 per hour
Required Certification: CNA preferred NCPCT nat cert patient care tech

Provider Status



5441 E 22nd Street, Suite 125, Tucson, Arizona 85711

Phone Number

(520) 748-9799

Fax Number

(520) 748-9355

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 19, 2021


Sep 22, 2014