The program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Patient Care Technician.
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is designed to train the student for an entry-level position in all the relevant aspects of patient care technician assistance, diagnostic testing specifically electrocardiography (EKG), phlebotomy, nursing assistant, home health care needs. This program is designed for those interested in an entry-level position as a patient care technician in a nursing home, rehabilitation facility, extended care facility, a hospital or as a Home Health Care Aid. The student learns to use basic types of patient care technician/home health care, phlebotomy and EKG equipment. Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and CPR are included. Upon completion of this program, student will possess the skills and hands-on experience needed as an entry-level Patient Care Technician utilizing patient care skills in a variety of healthcare settings.
The application for admissions process is as follows:
- Complete an admissions application.
- Complete a personal interview with a school representative.
- Tour the school facilities.
- When necessary, take the TABE and/or the TEAS test.
- Receive and read all required pre-enrollment disclosures.
- School Catalog with the Program Outline
- Drug Free School Disclosure
- Read the Enrollment Agreement
- Make financial arrangement to cover tuition and fees
Upon completion of the application process, the school will consider the prospective student’s application in totality. Once accepted, the applicant will be responsible for arrangements for tuition payments, signing the Enrollment Agreement, and paying for the criminal background check and registration fees. Once the Enrollment Agreement has been signed, the student will be required to attend a comprehensive orientation held prior to the first day of class. Prospective students who were denied admission, and would like to view their file, may submit a written request. Access to view the file will be granted within 24 to 48 hours of the request.
Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
TABE is a computerized reading, mathematics, and language basic skills exam, which takes approximately two hours to complete. The TABE is offered by appointment. The initial cost of the TABE assessment is covered in the application fee.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The TEAS test, or the Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a pre-admittance test administered through the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education which takes approximately four hours to complete. The TEAS is offered by appointment. The initial cost of the TEAS assessment is covered in the application fee. The TEAS test covers material that students are expected to have acquired from their secondary education in the following areas:
- Reading: 64 minutes Areas assessed include key ideas and details; craft and structure; and integration of knowledge and ideas.
- Mathematics: 54 minutes. Areas assessed include numbers, algebra and data interpretation and measurement.
- Science: 63 minutes. Areas assessed include human anatomy and physiology; life and physical sciences; and scientific reasoning.
- English: 28 minutes. Areas assessed include conventions of standard English, knowledge of language and vocabulary acquisition.
Students will receive a diploma from DOXA Academy upon satisfactory completion of the program in which they enrolled when they :
- Complete each required course meeting each course’s minimum standards in addition to obtaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and satisfy all financial obligations.
- At this time, special recognition awards will be issued to students in recognition of outstanding performance.