Patient Care Technician

Short-Term Certificate

Overview

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 Nurse 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.

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Healthcare Expo

Sponsored by: Central Ohio Technical College, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) and the Career & Technology Education Center of Licking County (C-TEC)

Three students in nursing scrubs walk on the sidewalk at the Newark campus.

Wednesday, March 13 
10 a.m.–1 p.m.: High school session (contact Brandy Frias for information)
4-7 p.m.: Public session
John Gilbert Reese Center, COTC Newark Campus

public registration

Find your place in the healthcare industry at the Healthcare Expo. Whether you’re looking for a new career opportunity or to advance in your current field, the Healthcare Expo will help you get your start. 

  • View simulations of real-life medical scenarios and demonstrations of the latest medical equipment and technologies.
  • Explore COTC degrees and certificates that will lead you to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.
  • Attend the LMHS career fair with on-the-spot job interviews. 

Come and see what the future of healthcare involves, and how you can be a part of it. Attendees will receive information about the following career fields: 

  • Healthcare: nursing, radiology, laboratory, respiratory therapy and surgical technology
  • Safety and security
  • Information technology: computer & network technician/specialist, IT specialist, network administrator, website developer and systems analyst
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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 NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.