How to Apply to Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Application Timeline

We offer the Patient Care Technician (PCT) program 3 times per year: in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Follow these steps to apply to PCT:

Step 1: Apply to TCC

Apply online with ApplyTCC (use Firefox or Chrome for the best experience)

Once you are accepted as a student at TCC, you will get a TCC Student ID number.

You need a TCC Student ID number for your application to PCT.


Admission to TCC does not automatically guarantee admission to the PCT program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must:

  1. Meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible for our program
  2. Submit a separate program application to PCT
    • All applicants will be ranked based on their program applications.

Follow the steps on this page to apply to apply to PCT.

Step 2: Make sure you are eligible to apply

What are the requirements?

For details, go to Selective Admission: PCT

Step 3: Get current official transcripts

You will need to submit your official college transcripts from all colleges and schools you have attended to the TCC Admissions and Registrar Office.

If you have not attended college or if you will have fewer than 12 college semester hours by the application deadline, you will need to submit your official high school transcript(s).

International Students

Contact International Student Admissions & Compliance (817-515-1570) at least 8 weeks before the application deadline to schedule an appointment if you have international transcripts.

Step 4: Meet 1 of the test requirements

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

The TSI is the state-approved placement test offered at TCC.

You must be TSI complete.

Questions? Find out more about the TSI at TCC


Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE is a computer-based test that assesses skills and aptitudes in reading, math, and English.

You must earn a score of 10 or higher.

Questions? Find out how you can take the TABE at TCC

Step 5: Submit your application by the deadline

Fill out and submit your online applicationTCC Patient Care Technician Program Application

  • Complete and electronically sign your online application.
    • We will not accept paper applications.
  • Submit your immunization form or documentation of immunizations.
  • Submit required supporting materials.
  • We will not accept late applications.

Have questions about the online application?

Email us at



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484


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:

Email Application questions:

Mailing Address

245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Divisional Dean of Nursing

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


Assistant Dean of Nursing, PCT & Vocational Nursing—Workforce

Karen Heard, DNP RN


Updated June 03, 2024