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 260 hour Patient Care Technician Program is for you!

Be Sure You Meet Course Requirements before Applying. See full PCT Patient Care Tech Course Requirements.

The TCL Patient Care Technician Program consists of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), CPR, ECG, Medical Terminology and Simplified Phlebotomy course work.  Students who successfully complete the CNA and ECG courses  are eligible to sit for the Patient Care Tech page to South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry and NHA ECG certification exams respectively.  Upon successful completion of the PCT program, students will be eligible to sit for the NHA PCT certification exam.

Students may pay for each course as they register, thereby making the Patient Care Technician Program an affordable option to a rewarding career!!

Prior to paying for tuition, students must:

  • Make an appointment to meet with Cynthia Gray (843-525-8368).
  • Take WorkKeys Applied Math, Locating Information and Reading For Information. All 3 tests are free.  Testing is offered at Beaufort County Adult Education located at 1300 King St., Beaufort, SC.  Testing is available Monday through Thursday.  Please arrive before noon.
  • Pass a criminal background check ($26)


Cynthia Gray

Allied Health Coordinator

843 525-8368

Continuing Education

Bldg 22, Rm 105