Patient Care Technician | Technical College of the LowCountry

Patient Care Technician


The Patient Care Technician is able to work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospital, office, and long term care facilities.  If you enjoy direct patient care utilizing diverse skill sets, then the 262 hour Patient Care Technician Program is for you!

The TCL Patient Care Technician Program consists of Principles of Patient Safety, Medical Terminology, Electrocardiogram (ECG), and Phlebotomy.  Students who successfully complete the ECG and Phlebotomy courses are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association ECG and Phlebotomy certification exams respectively.  Upon successful completion of the PCT program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association PCT certification exam.

Note: Students must complete the CNA program prior to beginning the PCT program.

Be Sure You Meet Course Requirements before Applying.

PCT Advanced Patient Care Tech Course Requirements

Prerequisites for the PCT are SC CNA Certification and successful completion of BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Additional requirements are listed below.

Prior to paying for tuition, students must:

Upcoming Classes:

*Beaufort Campus*

09/17/2018 – 01/25/2019

01/14/2019 – 05/08/2019

03/18/2019 – 07/17/2019

* Hampton Campus*

12/03/2018 – 04/10/2019

04/15/2019 – 08/08/2019


09/25/2018 – 03/08/2019

04/09/2019 – 09/12/2019


Shelby Simmons

Program Assistant/Admissions Counselor



M, T, W, TH: 8AM-5:30PM F: 8AM-11:30AM

Bldg 32, Rm 105

H. Mungin Center/Hampton Campus

Ashley Cook

Program Assistant / Academic Affairs


Health Sciences

Bldg 4, Rm 126