Patient Care Technician


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Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Patient Care Tech

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.

The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements.

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Patient Care Technician Certification prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

Patient Care Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, physician offices and assisted living facilities. These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues including: rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s. In addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, Phlebotomy and base line nursing skills, lecture topics of this program include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and miscellaneous patient care concepts. Other topics include: HIPAA; vital signs; patient care; personal hygiene and grooming and aseptic technique among others.

Note: In partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI), this program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Certified Nurse Technician (CNT); and/or Certified Patient Care Associate (CPCA) national certification exams.

 120 hour course.


Required shot records should be presented at student registration.
*One dose of Tetanus-Diptheria toxin withing last 10 years
*Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine - series of (2)
*Complete series of Hepatitis B - three (3) shots
*Varicella Vaccine (Chicken Pox) or acceptable evidence of the disease
*Negative TB skin test or Negative Chest x-ray
(Financial aid is available to those who qualify)
Please note that cost of testing is to be paid by students when scheduled. It is NOT included in tuition cost.


Continuing Education - Ellis County Campus
Darla Littrel, Coordinator
Office: Waxahachie Campus
Work Phone: 972.923.6440
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Continuing Education - Navarro County & South Campuses
David Edwards, Coordinator
Office: Corsicana Campus, Bain Center, Room 101
Work Phone: 903.875.7557
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