Train to Become A Patient Care Technician (PCT), Enrollment for The January Class Is Closing Soon

By on November 26, 2018
Patient Care Technician Program

Spring 2019 classes are also available.

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) work alongside nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in St. Louis area hospitals. PCTs are considered a type of nursing assistant job, which is in the top ten job categories projected to see growth through 2024.

If you are interested in nursing or health sciences, this could be the professional start that will make your career path flourish.

The Patient Care Technician non-credit training program combines six weeks of intensive classroom instruction with three weeks of clinical practice. This training satisfies the requirements of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP).

The classroom instruction, held at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The clinical instruction takes place three days a week on 12-hour shifts in St. Louis area hospitals.

“I’m thankful to be actually working rather than just shadowing other techs. I have gained so much knowledge and everything that I have seen in my life as far as a health career goes makes a lot more sense.”
– Alyssa, recent PCT graduate

Interested, or know someone wanting to start their healthcare career? Visit and complete an online application form.

Seats are limited for the January 15, 2019 class, but there is still time to be chosen for training with SSM Health. Tuition is included. The final Information Session associated with this class will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Future PCT classes are planned for March/April 2019. Complete an online application and get started today.

For additional information contact Mat Favre at 314-644-9691.

About Kevin Talbot

Kevin Talbot is a Project Manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College.

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