Your Schedule

Your Schedule

Self-paced courses and flexible training hours allow you to fit learning into your life where it makes sense for you.

Your Career

Your Career

Start a successful healthcare career knowing you’ve been well prepared.

Your Future

Your Future

Make a difference in your community with a rewarding, fulfilling career.


How Our Patient Care Technician Bootcamp Works

Health Tech Academy’s Patient Care Technician Bootcamp prepares you for a successful, rewarding career in one of healthcare’s most demanded roles. We pride ourselves on helping you achieve your career goals by focusing on skills and knowledge relevant to today’s healthcare landscape.



1:1 Career Coaching
& Mentorship

Learn Clinical Skill

Learn Clinical Skill & Competencies

Get Certified

Get Certified

Start Your New Career

Start Your New Career

Learn about Patient Care and Comfort, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Patient Safety and Clinical Procedures.


Patient Care Technician Bootcamp Learning Experience

Instructor Led Courses


Self-Paced Instructor Led Courses

Mentoring Sessions


Mentoring Sessions

Career Services


Career Services

Health Tech Academy works with healthcare leaders and industry experts to curate up-to-date content focused on in-demand skills and proficiencies.


Your Learning Track

Program Features

Online Patient Care
Technician Bootcamp

Duration Immersive bootcamps are 12 weeks long. 16 weeks
Mentor Sessions Meet live with your mentor for guidance, discussion and deeper learning. 5x 1:1 sessions
Career Support Capstone projects will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you learned throughout bootcamp. 6-month post-completion access
CCMA Certification Exam Prep & Voucher
Optional Apprenticeship
Annual Program Access
$5,450* *Pay in Full Discount Available
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Admissions Process

Complete Free Career Assessment

It only takes 5 minutes and there’s no fee! Our admissions team will review your assessment and contact you as soon as possible.

Start Your Free Career Assessment

Submit Your Application

While our team reviews your career assessment results, tell us a bit more about you. Submit your application to expedite your admissions process.

Interview with an Admissions Advisor

You’ll interview with an Admissions Advisor to make sure our Patient Care Technician Bootcamp is the right fit for your skills and career goals. We’ll also review the payment and financing options and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Enrollment & Learning Materials

Before starting your bootcamp, we’ll finalize your enrollment documents and send you access to course materials, including e-books.

Start Bootcamp

You’re ready to get started! With our flexible, self-paced coursework, you can start anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

Career Services

Career Services

Flexible Payment Options

Flexible Payment Options

Learn on Your Schedule

Learn on Your Schedule

On-the-Job Training

On-the-Job Training


Career Services

Get the knowledge and skills to land an entry-level healthcare job as a Patient Care Technician. Health Tech Academy’s career services include resume building, mentoring, and mock job interview sessions to help you land your first job in healthcare.


Career Coaching

Get 5 30-minute sessions with a mentor.

Get 5 30-minute sessions with a mentor.


Interview Prep

Make a great first impression. Our career coaches will help prepare you to ace the interview.

Make a great first impression. Our career coaches will help prepare you to ace the interview.


Resume Building

Stand out from other applicants with the help of our career coaches.

Stand out from other applicants with the help of our career coaches.


Boost Your Earnings and Advance Your Career

Here are some potential patient care technician roles and salaries according to location.


Career Possibilities for Certified Patient Care Technicians

Patient care technicians play a critical role in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health medical teams. The demand is increasing for these occupational experts, providing immediate and diverse job opportunities.

Patient care technician supporting patient recovering from hospital stay


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Patient care technicians working in hospitals provide medical services during patient stays and visits. Job responsibilities may include collecting fluid or specimen samples, monitoring vital signs or EKG signals, and keeping patient rooms clean and sanitized.

Average Annual Salary: $35,190

Patient care technician working with resident at long term nursing facility

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

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Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

The elderly population is growing and so is the demand for patient care technicians in nursing homes and residential care facilities. Working under the supervision of a nurse, PCTs may assist with patient hygiene and transportation and monitor for changes in behavior or eating habits.

Average Annual Salary: $31,520

Patient care technician providing patient care in a skilled nursing facility

Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities may include inpatient rehabilitation and medical treatment centers providing transitional care. Patient care technicians will support patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery by helping them regain the ability to perform daily activities, such as personal hygiene, dressing, walking, and getting in and out of bed. The goal is to get patients well enough to go home.

Average Annual Salary: $32,090

Patient care technician providing care to patient in her home

Home Health Care Services

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Home Health Care Services

Home health patient care technicians provide basic health-related services to patients with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Under the direction of medical practitioners, daily tasks may include measuring vital signs, such as pulse, temperature, and respiration rate, helping with medical equipment, and changing bandages or dressings.

Average Annual Salary: $29,930

*All salaries according to 2021 estimates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Will I Learn?

Gain foundational knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, pharmacology, and patient care and comfort. Learn how to measure vital signs, administer and interpret EKGs, and assist patients with daily activities.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 5% in job opportunities through 2031 because of the growing demand for patient care technicians.

Take advantage of the growing demand for medical assistants with Health Tech Academy’s Bootcamp. In just a few months, you’ll be prepared to earn the industry-recognized CPCT certification and land a job.

No college degree or previous experience is required.

Anatomy & Physiology

Learn about the structure and function of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems. You’ll also learn about common medical conditions, diseases, and disorders that affect these systems, as well as how to identify symptoms and assist in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

Introduction to Healthcare

Begin with an overview of the healthcare system and the different types of healthcare facilities, foundational medical terminology and anatomy, and basic pharmacology and medication administration. Become familiar with the different body stems and common medial conditions, as well as how to monitor patient health status.

Understanding the Patient

You’ll learn the importance of recognizing and upholding patients’ rights and ensuring they receive quality care that is respectful, culturally competent, and in line with ethical standards.


Learn about patient safety and infection control, including proper hand hygiene and PPE use, safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials and medical waste, fire safety and emergency response, and recognizing and reporting adverse events and medical errors. You’ll also become familiar with patient fall prevention and management and patient privacy and confidentiality.

Patient Assessment

Patient assessment is a critical part of patient care and PCTs play a key role in monitoring and reporting patient health status to other members of the healthcare team. You’ll learn to measure and record patient vital signs, document medical history, assess pain and recognize changes in patient conditions.

Patient Care & Comfort

PCTs are responsible for ensuring the comfort and well-being of patients. You’ll learn how to assist patients with daily activities, basic hygiene, feeding, mobility and transfers, and maintaining a safe environment. Become familiar with the ways to assess and relieve patient discomfort and pain.

Blood & Specimen Collection & Testing

You’ll learn how to collect and process specimens accurately and safely, which will help ensure that patients receive accurate test results and receive the appropriate care. Topics include phlebotomy techniques, understanding the different types of laboratory tests, understanding and performing EKG interpretation, and proper safety and infection control protocols.

Surgery & Immobility

Understand surgical procedures and assist with preoperative, interoperative, and postoperative care, including mobility and transfers, proper positioning and immobilization to promote healing and prevent complications, understanding and managing pain, and recognizing and reporting any changes in patient conditions.

Special Care Concerns

Learn about providing care in a variety of clinical settings. It’s important to adapt to different care environments and provide safe and effective patient care in any setting and population, including caring for women and children, caring for older adults, caring for patients with mental health needs, caring for patients with chronic conditions, and providing end of life care.


Patient Care Technician Bootcamp Certification

This bootcamp prepares you for the industry-recognized CPCT exam through the National Healthcareer Assocation (NHA).

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Learn from Industry Experts

Our instructors have years of experience in healthcare. We’ll help guide you through the foundational knowledge and skills you need to become a certified patient care technician and launch a successful, rewarding career.

  • Erin Newton Erin Newton Patient Care Technician Instructor

Hofstra University Bootcamp FAQs

What kind of bootcamps do you offer?

We offer medical assistant, patient care technician, dental assistant, and pharmacy technician bootcamps.

Do I have to stop working to join a bootcamp?

No, our self-paced courses provide you the flexibility to learn when it’s convenient for you without sacrificing your professional and personal commitments.

What equipment do I need to complete the bootcamp?

You’ll need a computer with web browser and internet access to log into the learning portal.

What are the program costs?

Bootcamps are $5,450. We offer a $450 discount when you pay in full. We also offer flexible payment options through our financing partners. See Payment Options

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

We do not offer scholarships or financial aid currently. We’re proud to offer low and no cost state and military funding options for those who qualify. We encourage you to speak with our admissions team to check your eligibility. Call Us

How long does it take to complete a healthcare bootcamp?

On average, bootcamps take between 3 to 6 months to complete.

Are there travel requirements?

No, the bootcamp is 100% online. If you choose to participate in an optional apprenticeship or on-site job training, travel may be required.

Do I need a college degree?

No, our bootcamps require students to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Can I get a job in healthcare after completing a bootcamp?

Yes! Our bootcamps are designed to prepare you for an entry-level healthcare career. Additionally, our career services team will help you find and land a job.

How many mentoring sessions are included?

Our bootcamps include 5 30-minute mentoring sessions throughout your program.

Do you offer career counseling?

Yes! Our career coaches will help you with resume building, mock interviews, and apprenticeship and job opportunities.


A Faster Path to a Meaningful Career in Healthcare

Our team is here to help you accelerate your path to a well-paying healthcare career. Let us help you choose the program that’s right for you by matching your skills, goals, and requirements.

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More About Erin Newton

Erin is a highly skilled healthcare professional with 20+ years of experience. She has extensive experience in education roles for healthcare systems, as both an assistant professor and core clinical instructor. She earned a MS in Nursing Education from Walden University, a BS in Nursing from St. Luke’s College of Nursing and is currently pursuing a Family Nurse Practitioner Certified at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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