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 BJC HealthCare and SSM Health Ministries 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. 

Summer 2024: Jun 24th - Aug. 4th 

Fall 2024: Oct. 14th - Nov. 22nd

BJC HealthCare -  click for information and application process

SSM Health Ministries - 

  • Three cohorts per year - recruitment going on now! 
  • Participating Hospitals: SSM St. Joseph Hospital - Lake St. Louis, SSM St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph Hospital - Wentzville

Contact Information

Nao Hang-Robertson,
Office Coordinator
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Arje Crawford,
Program Chair
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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