About Our Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program

Patient Care Technician (PCT) by the Numbers

  • 12: weeks to complete the program
  • 3: PCT is offered 3 times per year: fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • 3: prepare for 3 certifications—PCT, Phlebotomy Technician, and EKG Technician
  • $2,500: approximate cost of the program, including books and uniforms

How Our Program Works

Time Commitment

You need to commit to daily attendance in both class and clinicals for the 12 weeks of our PCT program.

Part-time and distance learning are not available at this time.


Program courses, labs, and clinicals are held Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Plan for 1 weekday evening course.

Clinics are 1 day per week from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. in an area healthcare facility.


Successful completion of this program requires a grade of “C” or better in all courses.


In-District program tuition, fees, books and uniforms: $2,500 (approximately)



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Trinity River Campus East

Patient Care Technician (PCT) & Vocational Nursing Programs

Visit TRHN 3211

Call 817-515-2339

Email General questions: nursing.department@tccd.edu

Email Application questions: tccnursingapp@tccd.edu

Mailing Address

245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Divisional Dean of Nursing

Nikolaos Moraros, Ed.D., MSHSA, MSN, RN, PHN

Email nikolaos.moraros@tccd.edu

Assistant Dean of Nursing, PCT & Vocational Nursing—Workforce

Karen Heard, DNP RN

Email karen.heard@tccd.edu

Updated January 29, 2024