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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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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!

UEI College

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


Brightwood College

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

California Career Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Program
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California Career Institute (CCI) was founded by nurses with PhD degrees from renowned
educational institutitions such as UCSF and USD.


Milan Institute

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

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
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San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.


Platt College

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

Valley College of Medical Careers

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Canoga Park
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
Quick Summary:

About Valley College of Medical Careers

Valley College of Medical Careers is located in West Hills of the San Fernando Valley, CA. VCMC is the home of medical career training in Surgical Technology, Medical Billing & Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Assisting.

 


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.

National Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Panorama City
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
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  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
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Keiser University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
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For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.


Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
Quick Summary:

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure


Mayfield College

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

Blake Austin College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Vacaville
Programs:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary: Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.

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