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 274 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*

05/21/2019 – 11/19/2019

* Hampton Campus*

04/15/2019 – 08/08/2019  2019 PCT Hampton Schedule

06/10/2019 – 12/19/2019


04/09/2019 – 09/12/2019 2019 Colleton PCT Schedule.docx

07/09/2019 – 12/19/2019


Shelby Simmons

Allied Health Coordinator


Health Sciences

Appointments: T/W/TH, 10a-2p - Beaufort Monday 9a-4p - Hampton

Hampton Campus, Rm 105

Beaufort Campus, Bldg 22, Rm 105