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Nursing Programs

Looking for Healthcare Training,
Without a Major Time Commitment?

 

Phoenix College offers two Healthcare Short Course Programs designed for rapid career preparation.  The Pharmacy Technician and Patient Care Technician programs are also an opportunity for current professionals to refresh, or expand, their skills.  

Classes are forming now.
Prerequisite: Both programs require a High School Diploma, or Equivalency.  

Complete the Patient Care Technician Program in 120 Course Hours.  Get Real-World Experience.

Patient Care Technician
120-Hour Course Program

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) work in physician offices, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers; as well as long term care and assisted living facilities.  Professionals service complex patient care issues, including:

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Basic Bedside Care
  • Administering the Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Phlebotomy, and the Collection of Laboratory Specimens

 

Learn the Essentials:
Theory & Hands-On Training

The PCT Course consists of both lab and classroom training. 

Labs require students to practice, and demonstrate, baseline nursing skills, as well as testing-related competencies, including EKGs and Phlebotomy.  Lectures emphasize medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, as well as miscellaneous patient care concepts, such as:

  • HIPAA
  • Vital Signs
  • Patient Care
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Grooming & Aseptic Technique

 

Work Based Experience

Work Based Experience offers invaluable real world training.  Patient Care Technician students are eligible to participate in a 40-hour clinical externship.

 

Details

TUITION
$1,999, including textbooks

COURSE CONTACT HOURS
120 hours

CLINICAL HOURS
40 hours

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Course is not a Nurse Assisting (NA) Course.
The scope of practice of the Patient Care Technician and the Nurse Assistant differs.

As such, the PCT course does not qualify for the Nursing Program Application Requirement.
For detailed information about fulfilling requirements for Nursing, please visit the Maricopa Nursing Page.

 

 

Ready to Get Started?
 

Read the course description; Review meeting days and times.
The first step is to Enroll.   Then, Register for the course.

YOU CAN ENROLL NOW FOR SPRING.
Need Assistance?  Stop by the Hannelly Enrollment Center, on campus; or contact us remotely.

Complete the Pharmacy Technician Program in 72 Course Hours

Pharmacy Technician 
72-Hour Course Program

Pharmacy Technicians dispense, pack, and label medications before they're reviewed by a pharmacist, and ultimately, transferred to patients. 

Technicians are required in many settings, ranging from mail order pharmacies to hospitals, and even the military.  This requires them to apply knowledge across many environments, and also master:

  • Pharmacy Medical Terminology
  • Calculations and Measurements
  • Reading & Interpreting Prescriptions
  • Defining Drugs, by Generic & Brand Names

 

Comprehensive & Practical Training

Taught through lab and classroom settings, the Pharmacy Technician Program will prepare you for exams required to enter the field.

The curriculum is also valuable for existing healthcare professionals who'd like to expand skill sets; or as career exploration, for students considering 4-year Pharmacy Programs at other colleges.  Topics include:
 

  • Dosage Calculations & Conversions
  • Dispensing Prescriptions
  • Drug Classifications
  • The Top 200 Drugs
  • I.V. Flow Rates
  • Sterile Compounding
  • Aseptic Technique & Handling of Sterile Products
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Inventory Control
  • Billing & Reimbursement
  • History of Pharmacy

 

Prepare for Licensing Exams

Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to take the following exams:

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFIED BOARD (PTCB)
The Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) Exam

NATIONAL WORKFORCE CAREER ASSOCIATION (NWCA) 
Pharmacy Technician (PTAC) Exam

 

Details

TUITION
$1,199, including textbooks

COURSE CONTACT HOURS
72 hours

 

Ready to Get Started?
 

Read the course description; Review meeting days and times.
The first step is to Enroll.   Then, Register for the course.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!   ENROLL TODAY FOR SPRING. 
The Pharmacy Technician, and Patient Care Technician programs start in February; with many other Late Start Classes.

Need Assistance?  Stop by the Hannelly Enrollment Center, on campus; or contact us remotely.