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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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Westwood College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Anaheim
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting (D)
  • Medical Assisting (A)
  • Healthcare Office Administration (A)
Quick Summary:

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

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Milan Institute

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

National Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Panorama City
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

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!

Fortis Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting Online
  • Medical Billing and Coding Online
Quick Summary:

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.


Intercoast Colleges

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

American Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Long Beach
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary:

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.


NCP College of Nursing

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Program
  • Vocational Nursing Program
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Charter College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Certificate - Medical Assisting
  • Certificate - Veterinary Assistant
  • Certificate - Pharmacy Technician
  • More
Quick Summary:

You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College.


Mayfield College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.

California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (BS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
Quick Summary:

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

 

Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.


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.

Penn Foster

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Scranton
Programs:
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • More
Quick Summary: Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

CBD College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Los Angeles
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get career training with CBD College.

Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance
Quick Summary:

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


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