Patient Care Technician (NHA Certified)

Complete Certificate with Seven (7) Course components:

•  CPR (AHX-100)

•  Standard  First Aid (AHX-183)

•  EKG (AHX-170)

•  Phlebotomy (AHX-171)

•  Medical Terminology (AHX-179)

•  Medical Law and Therapeutic Communication (MBX-136)

•  Certified Nursing Assistant (NUX-200)

Existing CNA eligible for waiver with price reduction per test assessment.

AHX-176   7 classes / $4295 Bundle Pricing only available at initial time of registration.

Plus $20 registration fee each semester & $149 additional fee for NHA Exam.

Review & Exam scheduled as needed.

Partial Payment Schedule available for Bundle Pricing Program Package.

50% due at initial time of registration & 50% due at end of semester.

Refund Policy:  Requests calculated by subtracting individual course costs from bundle rate prior to second class meeting.

For more information please contact Josephine Troia @ (718) 281-5535 or

Discounts not available for this program.


Patient Care Technician

What Patient Care Technicians Do:

Patient Care Technicians are multi-disciplinary technical workers trained to provide basic nursing assistant care as well as other skilled functions. The disciplines included in the program at Queensborough Community College include seven core competencies in CPR, Standard First Aid, EKG, Phlebotomy, Medical Terminology, Cultural Competency, and Certified Nursing Assistant. After completing the program students can take the certification exam from the NHA and become a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT). They work at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, labs and doctors’ offices.

Salary Information:

Salary can vary for this occupation depending on several factors including experience and qualifications, which can have different requirements depending on the employer.

The estimated NY salaries are below:


Median Hourly Wage: $16.51 in NYS

Median Annual Wage: $34,300 in NYS

The lowest 10% earn $9.89/hr. & $20,600/year

Nursing Assistants:

Median Hourly Wage: $16.20 in NYS

Median Annual Wage: $33,700 in NYS

The lowest 10% earn $11.14/hr. & $23,200/year

Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow +16% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.

To speak to an Advisor, contact:
Josephine Troia
Advising, career counseling and job search assistance are offered at no charge to students during and upon completion of any course or program at Queensborough Community College, Division of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

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