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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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Pima Medical Institute

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

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Fresno
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.

Keiser University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Science, BS(Online Only)
Quick Summary: For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Ashworth College

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

North-West College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Riverside
Programs:
  • Surgical Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician
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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.

Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Vista
Programs:
  • Diploma: X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant Back Office
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

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.


ITT Technical Institute

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

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.


Ultimate Medical Academy Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • A.S. - Healthcare Information Technology
  • Diploma - Pharmacy Technician
  • A.S.- Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician)
Quick Summary:

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.


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.


Santa Barbara Business College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Santa Maria
Programs:
  • Associate of Science Health Information Technology
Quick Summary: Study online or on campus with Santa Barbara Business College.

CBD College

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

Unitek College

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

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