Free Patient Care Technician Training through SCC-SSM Partnership

Published: 11/18/2020

St. Charles Community College is partnering with SSM Health to offer free training for people wanting to become Patient Care Technicians (PCT).

The six-week PCT program combines classroom instruction at SCC with clinical training at SSM. “This is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking for a career change into the healthcare field,” said Lindy McGuire, director of operations for the St. Charles Community College Dardenne Prairie campus. 

Patient Care Technicians work alongside nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in a hospital setting. 

St. Charles Community College and SSM will hold interview prep via Skype on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The interviews are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30–Wednesday, Dec. 2. Click here for more information. 

The program will be Jan. 18 - Feb. 26. Students will be required to attend three classes on campus: Jan. 21 or 22, Feb. 4 or 5, and Feb. 18 or 19. 

This six-week program satisfies the requirements of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP). Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will sit for the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) challenge exam. The training is not limited to in-district residents.

For more information about the program or the informational session, please contact

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