This program is offered at the Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson campuses.
Welcome to the Brookline College Patient Care Technician Diploma Program. Congratulations on your decision to explore the rewarding career path of patient care! Patient care technicians work with doctors and nurses to provide patient care in a variety of health care environments.
Call us today or fill out the form to the right to get more information!
What will you learn at Brookline?
The Patient Care Technician Program provides training for entry-level positions to effectively function in the role of a patient care technician in a clinic, hospital, urgent care facility, rehabilitation facility or other health care environment. Students study topics that include: primary healthcare concepts, the role of the patient care technician, phlebotomy, physical and occupational therapy skills, and patient care skills, among other courses. Click here to view our catalog.
Brookline aims at giving students experience in a variety of classroom and procedural capacities, ensuring they receive a well-rounded Diploma education. The Patient Care lab contains congruent materials and equipment that you may use on the job. Our program includes an externship where you will have the opportunity to act as a patient care technician first hand, working closely with patients, doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel.
Upon graduation, you will have the foundation to contribute to your employer in the areas of:
The Outlook for Patient Care Technicians
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics this field is expected to grow about 20% between 2010 and 2020, which is faster than average. The expected employment change is 302,000 jobs by the end of the decade!*
Starting your Career!
Graduates will have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge in such areas as patient interaction, medical office administration, pharmacology, laboratory practices, electrocardiography and clinical patient care practices. They will also be able to appropriately assess patient/client situations and intervene within their scope of practice. These skills can be applied in an urgent care setting, a hospital, rehabilitation facility or other clinical setting
Additionally, our dedicated career services department as well as our network in the local community will ensure that you receive every available opportunity to interview for and attain the right job to move your career field.
Brookline College Phoenix Campus
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021-5820
Phone: (602) 242-6265
Toll Free: 1-800-793-2428
Brookline College Tempe Campus
1140-1150 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 545-8755
Fax: (480) 926-1371
Toll Free: 1-888-886-2428
Brookline College Tucson Campus
5441 E. 22nd Street, Suite 125
Tucson, AZ 85711-5444
Phone: (520) 748-9799
Fax: (520) 748-9355
Toll Free: 1-888-292-2428
Patient Care Technician Diploma
CIP code: 51.3902
NET-SOC code: 31-1014.00
O*NET web link: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1014.00
Student Achievement*-Placement – 7/01/2011-6/30/2012: 65.00%
Student Achievement*-On-Time Graduation Rate – 7/01/2011 -6/30/2012: 55.83%
Median Loan Debt Title IV: $9,500.00
Median Loan Debt Private: $0.00
Median Loan Debt Institutional: $437.50
*Student Achievement Definition: ACICS placement rates are calculated as follows: (Students Placed in Field + Students Placed in Related Field) / (Graduates – Students Unavailable for Work) between 7/01/2011 – 6/30/12 (placements permitted up to November 1st 2012). On-time graduate rates are defined as the percent of students who enrolled in a program that completed within 100% of the scheduled program length during the most recent award year of 7/01/2011 – 6/30/2012.