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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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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.


Everest College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Reseda
Programs:
  • Diploma - Surgical Technologist
Quick Summary: Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

American Career College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology
  • Associate of Occupational Science in Health Information Technology
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.


Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Applied Science: Health Information Technology
  • Diploma: X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant Back Office
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

Anthem College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Sacramento
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician Online - DIP
Quick Summary: Take the first step toward a rewarding career at Anthem College.

Ashworth College

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

Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

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!

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.

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 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.


Westwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Health Information Technology (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.

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.


Unitek College

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

Santa Barbara Business College

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

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