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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!

Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • B.S. in Health Studies - Health Management
  • B.S. in Health Studies - Health Communication
  • B.S. in Health Studies - Self-Designed
  • More
Quick Summary: Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance
  • MA Human Services: Health & Wellness
Quick Summary:

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


Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Associate of Science in Health Science (Military Only)
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:
  • Medical Assisting (D)
  • Medical Assisting (A)
  • Healthcare Office Administration (A)
  • More
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.


Stratford Career Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Billing Specialist
Quick Summary: Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
Quick Summary: Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

Penn Foster Schools

[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.

Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma: Patient Care Technician
  • Diploma: Medical Assistant
  • Diploma: Medical Office Specialist
  • More
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Office
  • 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.

American Career College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Dental Assisting
  • More
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.


Intercoast Colleges

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

Carrington College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Veterinary Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
Quick Summary:

Welcome to Carrington College - The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.


Unitek College

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

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