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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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Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • BS in Health and Wellness
Quick Summary:

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


ITT Technical Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS - Medical Assisting and Administration
Quick Summary: Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Reseda
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
Quick Summary: Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams.

California Career Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Hawthorne
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Program
Quick Summary:

California Career Institute (CCI) was founded by nurses with PhD degrees from renowned
educational institutitions such as UCSF and USD.


San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Degree - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
  • More
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.

Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Veterinary Technology - Associates
  • More
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • More
Quick Summary:

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.


Intercoast Colleges

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
Quick Summary: Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Milan Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary: Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • More
Quick Summary:

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.


South University, Online Programs

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Savannah
Programs:
  • Allied Health Science (AS)
Quick Summary:

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


Animal Behavior College

[Online]
Programs:
  • Veterinary Assistant
Quick Summary: Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

Daymar College Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Louisville
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting - Administrative, Associates Degree
  • Billing & Coding Specialist, Associates Degree
Quick Summary:

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California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
Quick Summary:

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started


Unitek College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary: Get the training you need for a career in health care at Unitek College.

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