Be job ready with multiple healthcare skills.

Patient Care Technician Certificate


Patient care technicians with multiple skills play a vital role in direct patient care. After completing the certificate, the student will be certified as a State Tested Nursing Aide and become certified in CPR. Phlebotomy and electrocardiogram (ECG) are also part of this certificate. The student will be eligible to sit for the phlebotomy and electrophysiology certification exam. This will allow the student to be job ready upon completion of this certificate.


Coshocton Healthcare Expo

Nursing professor and a student stand around the Anatomage Table, a virtual dissection table used in classroom simulations.

Learn about educational and career pathways in healthcare. This event is free and open to all individuals interested in healthcare careers. High school students, college students and current healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend. 

  • View simulations of real-life medical scenarios and demonstrations of the latest medical equipment and technologies.
  • Explore COTC degrees and certificates — including those that are available on our Coshocton campus — that will lead you to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.
  • Meet local employers from the Coshocton area. 

March 29 from 9 a.m.–noon and 3–6 p.m.
Montgomery Hall, COTC Coshocton Campus



Healthcare Visit Day

Still deciding which career in healthcare might be the best fit or right choice for you? Tour our healthcare labs, talk with our expert faculty, and learn about career paths in healthcare. The COTC Healthcare Visit Day on the Newark campus will help you differentiate between the many healthcare certificates and degrees. 

Friday, April 7 from 1:30–3 p.m.
Warner Center 126, Newark Campus

Register Registration closes on Tuesday, April 4.

If you are only interested in learning about one healthcare program offered at COTC, we recommend you register for an information meeting instead, which will cover application requirements for a specific program. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I complete the patient care technician certificate program?

Students can complete the certificate in just two semesters. 

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students pursuing a healthcare certificate should expect to take classes face-to-face to experience hands-on learning. Some general education classes may be offered online. 

Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete a certificate?

Students who complete a healthcare certificate are encouraged to keep going because they are well on their way to completing the Associate of Applied Science in Health Services Technology.  

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

The Patient Care Technician certificate is eligible for the short-term certificate grant available to students with demonstrated financial need as well as students who are currently in or exiting foster care. Each student may receive a one-time grant of up to $2,000 to assist with tuition and fees (does not include the cost of books and supplies). To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Grant Application

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email


Short-term Certificate Grant

This Ohio Department of Higher Education grant is designed to support students with demonstrated financial need in obtaining a certificate they can complete in less than one year by providing a one-time grant of up to $2000 (minus any grants, scholarship or outside aid) to assist with tuition for approved short-term certificates. This is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Grant Application.