Patient Care Technician — Certification Program
Patient care technician are employed across the length and breadth of the health care field. Generally. PCT's provide basic medical care like measuring patients’ vital signs or drawing blood for testing. They work in a variety of health care environments including hospitals, nursing homes and private clinics supporting doctors and nurses in a variety of ways including bathing patients, moving, or relocating patients as necessary for comfort or medical care, assisting patients with daily tasks like getting dressed or eating meals and carrying out many other tasks under the supervision of doctors and other senior medical professionals.
How to Become a Patient Care Technician
If you long for a fulfilling career helping others, there are few professions more fitting than becoming a patient care technician. The Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology offers expert training to persons wishing to train as patient care technicians. The program is designed to give students the necessary skills and knowledge to perform as a patient care technicians and prepare them to become certified at the same time.
Why Become Certified
Certification validates your training and says you have the skills and knowledge to preform as a patient care technician. To become certified you need to sit and pass the NHA exam and satisfy the practical requirements. Log on to the NHA website for details.
Upon completion of this program students will be able to
Be prepared to sit and pass the NHA certification exam for patient care technician
Patient Care Technician Curriculum
Patient Care Technician with Certification – Program Outline
|Course #||Course Title||Session|
|AHS101||Introduction to Health Careers||I|
|BIO215||Anatomy & Physiology||I|
|NRS101||Introduction to Nursing||II|
|MED230||Medical Records Management||II|
|PCT216||Nursing and Home Health Assistant||III|
|MED||Medication Administration Assistant||III|
|PCT218||Patient Care Technician in Hospital Settings||IV|
|MED272||Medical Law and Ethics||IV|
|MED282||Introduction to Phlebotomy||IV|
Registration and Enrollment
This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin in any session throughout the year.
Opportunities to sit the certification exam are available year round. To register, simply complete the application form on the BIBT website and remit the appropriate fees. Please see exam fee schedule below:
|Clinical Medical Assistant||$155.00||$50.00||$205.00|
|Administrative Medical Assistant||$117.00||$50.00||$167.00|
|Billing and Coding Specialists||$117.00||$50.00||$167.00|
|Patient Care Technician||$155.00||$50.00||$205.00|
Note: Individuals who study the EKG technician program at BIBT receives one free exam voucher.
Special scheduled exam: Cost of Exam + $100 local fee