Patient Care Technician (PCT 100-40)

Course Dates – Jan. 21-April 29

  • Classroom, Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Clinical, Mondays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (clinicals held at an off-site facility)

Tuition – $1,190

Registration Deadline – Jan. 9

Book – "Assisting with Patient Care," 2nd Edition by Sheila A. Sorrentino

This one-semester course prepares the student to work in a hospital, assisted living or long term care environment under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Students are trained to perform clinical skills such as monitoring and recording vital signs, assisting with mobility and activities of daily living, basic respiratory care, obtaining specimens, heat and cold applications, pre- and post-operative care and other tasks related to direct patient care.

Students meet two days per week for class and clinical as scheduled (see above). This program consists of 91 classroom hours and 122 lab/clinical hours.

Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the national Certified Patient Care Technician exam offered through the National Healthcare Association. This exam is not provided by SCC but information on how students can take this exam will be provided during class.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must provide results from an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (no older than 90 days). See the PDF for additional information on this requirement.
  • Be free from tuberculosis and provide documentation of a negative 2-step TB test or "result of findings" from a chest x-ray (dated within the last 12 months). View the PDF for additional information on this requirement.
  • Be able to provide documentation of the first 2 inoculations of the 3-vaccine Hepatitis B series.
  • Be able to provide documentation of a seasonal flu shot (received in Fall 2014).
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.

Registration Requirements

Please bring the following items with you when you come in to register –

  • COPY of high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • COPY of results from an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (no older than 90 days). View the PDF for more information on this requirement.
  • COPY of both steps of your negative 2-step TB test or "result of findings" from a chest x-ray (dated within the last 12 months). See the PDF for more information on this requirement.
  • COPY of documentation of the first 2 inoculations of the 3-vaccine Hepatitis B series.
  • COPY of documentation of your seasonal flu shot (received in Fall 2014).
  • Tuition.

Registration is done in person at the Nursing & Allied Health Center (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are  from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson
636-922-8295
kthompson@stchas.edu