Eunice Career & Technical Education Center

Patient Care Technician

Pathway: Health Sciences

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Join us at ECTEC to explore your options. Students take both courses in the course of one year. Learn CPR, how to take vital signs, and how to perform basic patient care skills. Students will also learn phlebotomy and EKG as well as the requirements to earn their Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant credentials. 

What Are the Primary Job Duties for PCTs?

The day-to-day work of a PCT could include any of the tasks expected of a CNA. In addition, PCTs may:

  • Administer specific medications

  • Draw blood for lab work

  • Operate some medical monitoring equipment

  • Begin or discontinue specific catheters

  • Perform and manage wound care

  • Remove stitches or staples

  • Administer electrocardiograms

  • Other duties as allowed

Certification: CPR, Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant (CPCTA)

Earn dual enrollment credits through South Louisiana CommunityCollege and get a head start on your future career.


  • 11th and 12th graders

  • Age 16 by September 1 

  • Up-to-date immunization records

  • State background check & fingerprinting 

  • State identification card (could be driver's license)

  • Physical examination obtain through own insurance

  • TB Skin Test

Average Salary --$15.00/hr