Patient Care Technician Certification

Three Certificates, One Program

The Alvin Community College Patient Care Technician program trains students in phlebotomy, electrocardiography, and patient care technician skills. In a variety of healthcare settings, patient care technicians assist physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with direct patient care. Working in settings such as hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities, Patient Care Technicians are employed under the direction of qualified healthcare professionals. The PCT program is offered in a hybrid schedule.

Upon successful completion of each course, students are qualified to test for a certification exam through the National Health Career Association.

The ACC PCT program is open to any person at least 18-years-old at the start of the course, along with the following requirements:

  • Be able to effectively communicate orally and in-writing with English
  • Have a basic understanding of computers and access to email
  • Physically able to stand for prolonged periods and maneuver in limited spaces
  • Be able to push/pull/lift 50+ pounds
  • Must complete all items on Viewpoint Screening
  • Highly recommended that students have access to laptop or desktop computer in order to complete online module(s).

  • Click here to apply for admission into the program.
    • Select "PCT Application" under Topic Code.
  • Highly recommended that students intend to complete the multi-certificate Patient Care Technician program.
  • The Viewpoint Screening process must be complete before registering for classes.
    • Click here to begin the Viewpoint Screening process, select “Start Your Order”, “CEWD Health Programs”, then “EKG Technician”
  • A member of CEWD will contact you with your next steps for registration into the program.
  • Payment in full is due at the time of registration.


Courses and Course Descriptions

CEECRD 1011 - Electrocardiography

Fundamentals of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Includes basic electrocardiography procedures, interpretation of basic dysrhythmia, and appropriate treatment modalities. (32 hours)

Next Class

6/24/24 - 7/19/24 Hybrid Cost: ID $932 OD$967



CEPLAB 1023 - Phlebotomy

Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. (80 hours)

Next Class

7/29/24-9/6/24 Hybrid Cost: ID$1340 OD $1375



CENUPC 1020 - Patient Care Technician

Training, skills, and knowledge needed to become a Patient Care Technician. Students will learn how to assist patients in the acute care setting with activities of daily living; measure vital signs; communicate effectively with patients, family members, and staff. (96 hours)

Students must be a Certified EKG Technician and Certified Phlebotomy Technician through National Health Career Association to be eligible to enroll.

Next Class

9/16/24-10/25/24 Cost: ID $1474 OD $1509