Patient Care Technician

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Patient Care Technician

Department: Health Occupations

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

This accelerated training program combines classroom and lab instruction with clinical training. The lecture portion is online, lab time is on the SCC - Dardenne Creek Campus, and clinical hours are at one of our partner facilities. The training satisfies the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services requirements for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP).

St. Charles Community College is proud to partner with SSM Health and BJC HealthCare to offer the PCT program. Selected students will be hired by one of these partners and complete the coursework as employee of the health system. 

See below for information on our spring classes and partner contact information.

SSM Health

  • Course Dates: June 13 - July 22, 2022
  • Recruitment Dates: Going on now!
  • Participating Hospitals: SSM St. Joseph Hospital - Lake St. Louis, SSM St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph Hospital - Wentzville

If interested in the SSM program, contact Scott Hampton at 314-994-6214.

BJC HealthCare

  • Course Dates: April 18 - June 3, 2022
  • Recruitment Dates: Going on now!
  • Participating Hospitals: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Progress West Hospital

If interested in the BJC program, contact Diane Lake (diane.lake@bjc.org).

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Jennie Fuentes,
Program Chair
636-922-8284
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