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Patient Care Technician Schools and Home Health Aide Training Programs

A patient-focused health care career without four years of medical school is a real option for you -- as a patient care technician. Also known as patient care assistants, nurse aides or nurse techs, these caregivers are found in a wide range of medical specialties. From behavioral health to rehabilitation, psychiatry to clinical support, you can make a difference in your community as you hone a highly marketable set of career skills.

Specializations for Nurse Aides or Patient Care Technicians

As a patient care tech, you could first pursue core training and then focus on an area that matches your interests. Nurse aides or patient care technicians might perform different functions in different workplaces or fields. Here are some examples.

Hospitals: Take vital signs, observe and report treatment information, collect specimens for medical tests, and assist with dietary procedures such as fluid intake and meal coordination.

Rehabilitation: Conduct range of motion exercises, interview patients concerning recovery protocols, and assist therapists in adjusting exercise regimens.

Home health care: Work with patients and families as they adjust to challenges related to care, recovery and quality of life issues.

Geriatric care: Care for the elderly in settings such as nursing homes, assisting with personal hygiene, managing prescriptions, and offering comfort and support to patients' family members.

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Campus and Online Patient Care Technician and Nurse Aide Schools

 
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San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technology
Quick Summary: San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates.
Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California-including an Online division and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields.

Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


Concorde

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Surgical Technology
Quick Summary:

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.


Ashworth College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Norcross
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Carrington College California

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS in Pharmacy Technology
Quick Summary: Ready for a rewarding career? Start with a certificate or degree from Carrington College California.

Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AAS in Health Information Technology
Quick Summary:

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


Unitek College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Fremont
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Get the training you need for a career in health care at Unitek College.

Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S in Information Technology - Health Informatics
Quick Summary: Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Capella University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Minneapolis
Programs:
  • BS - Health Information Technology
Quick Summary:

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.


North-West College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Surgical Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technician)
  • Pharmacy Technician
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University of Saint Mary

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Leavenworth
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Quick Summary: Give your career a boost with University of Saint Mary.

Adelphi University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics
Quick Summary: Adelphi University’s roots reach back to 1863 and the founding of the Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. The Academy was incorporated in 1869 and its Board of Trustees was charged with establishing a first class institution for the broadest and most thorough training, and to make its advantages as accessible as possible to the largest numbers of our population. The school quickly gained a reputation for its innovative curriculum, particularly in physical culture and early childhood education.

CBD College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Los Angeles
Programs:
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medical Sonography
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Get career training with CBD College.

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