Earn your Patient Care Tech, EKG, and Phlebotomy Credentials in 6 months!

Patient Care Technician

Take the Patient Care Technician course, earn the credential, and receive a $1,000 award as a VA Ready Scholar.


*Applicants must attend one of our Information Sessions prior to applying to the program.


Patient Care Technician*

*Must apply and be accepted into the program prior to class registration. Application Dates to be announced soon!

The Patient Care Technician Bundle Program prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career!  All lectures and labs are provided in person at the Camp Workforce Development Center. Start your career pathway with three in-demand healthcare certifications – Patient Care Technician, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician. You can earn these credentials in 6 months.  Students will take the National Healthcareer (NHA) certification exams for PCT, EKG, and Phlebotomy. Camp is an NHA partner, and students may take the three exams on-site.

Applicants for the Bundle Program are selected by the Workforce Healthcare Program coordinator based on application criteria. Students must be 18 years or older and have earned a high school diploma or GED.  Tuition for the Patient Care Technician Bundle Program is $4,995 and includes class materials, CPR certificate, on-site credential exams, and externships with local employers. Funding assistance is available for those who qualify.

The EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician classes are offered as part of the Bundle program AND as stand-alone classes.  Students interested in taking EKG Technician as a stand-alone class must have a previous medical background (i.e. RN, LPN, CNA, PA).

For more information about this program, email workforce@pdc.edu or call (757) 569-6050.


Patient Care Technician Bundle: PCT Certification Hybrid
Class Dates: July 16, 2024 – December 13, 2024 (Holidays-No Class: 9/2, 11/27 & 11/28)
Class Days: In person: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 AM – 3 PM                    
Instructor: D. Hill
Location: Camp Workforce Development, Franklin
Tuition: $4,995
WCG Price: $1,665

A Patient Care Tech is a multi-skilled health care professional who provides daily care for patients under the supervision of a nurse or nursing team.  Patient Care Techs assist with checking vital signs, performing certain medical tests, collecting samples, serving meals, escorting patients, reporting changes to the nurse, and assisting patient’s with exercise and mobility.  They work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, nursing homes, and home health services.


EKG Technician Stand-Alone: EKG Technician Certification - Hybrid
Class Dates: August 19 – September 13, 2024
Class Days: Lecture online.
                    Labs in person: Monday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM  or Monday & Wednesday 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Instructor: D. Hill
Location: Camp Workforce Development, Franklin
Tuition: $1,800
WCG Price: $600

As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
  • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
  • Schedule appointments
  • Transcribe physicians’ interpretations

Phlebotomy Technician Stand-Alone: Phlebotomy Certification  Hybrid
Class Dates: September 16 – October 4, 2024
Class Days: Lecture online.
                    Labs in person: Monday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM  or Monday & Wednesday 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Instructor: D. Hill
Location: Camp Workforce Development, Franklin
Tuition: $2,334
WCG Price: $778

As a Phlebotomy Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Evaluate patients’ ability to withstand procedure
  • Explain blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions
  • Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels
  • Prepare blood, urine and other specimens for testing
  • Verify patient/donor identity
  • Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test
  • Tubes and blood vials

Application & Registration Information – Applicants for the Patient Care Technician Bundle Program are selected by the Workforce Healthcare Coordinator based on application criteria. Email workforce@pdc.edu or call 757-569-6050 for more information.