Patient Care Technician Program

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What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?

A Patient Care Technician works directly with patients and their families to complete medical tasks and ensure they receive quality care. Daily tasks include measuring and monitoring vital signs (temperature, pulse etc.) or obtaining EKG’s signal, obtain blood and other fluid samples, assist nursing staff in administering basic treatments, assist patients with everyday needs such as personal hygiene, using the restroom and grooming. They also keep patient rooms tidy and sanitized and provide appropriate emotional support to patients. Patient Care Technicians usually work in a wide range of facilities which include: hospital, assisted living facilities, home health, labs, and doctors offices. 

How Much Does a Patient Care Technician Make?

The average Patient Care Technician salary in Georgia is $33,814 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $29,462 and $37,810. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older

  • GED or High School Diploma or

  • Government-issued ID

  • Social Security Card

  • Simple Entrance Exam

  • Hep B Vaccination

Do I Need any Prior Medical Training?

No. Being a Certified Patient Care Technician only requires a high school diploma or GED.

Course Hours & Times

  • 300 Clock hours

  • 180 hours of in-person theory

  • 120 hours of lab

  • Day Class: 9:00am-4:00pm
    M-Th (12.5 weeks)

  • Evening Class: 5:00pm-9:00pm
    M-Th (19 weeks)

Tuition & Fees

  • $150 Course Registration

  • $2,700 Course Tuition

  • $150 Textbook

  • $100 Workbook

  • $100 Uniform

  • $400 Lab Supplies

  • $3,600 Total

What's Included?

  • Textbook

  • Workbook

  • Uniform

  • ID Badge

Ways to Pay

Pay Through H.E.R.O


  •  Payment plans are built based on the students start date. First payment due date may vary.

  • H.E.R.O will not run a credit check.

  • H.E.R.O does not charge an interest rate but tuition must be paid in full prior to starting class. 

  • Availability is based on enrollment date. Please contact our office for more information. ( 770 726-3577)


$3,600 + Interest

  • Three months grace period for loan repayment.

  • Meritize will run a soft credit check.

  • Interest rate vary base on merit. (if you have a co-applicant, degrees, certifications, etc. You can increase your chances of approval and/or improve your interest rates.

  • Reason for application decline: History of repossession or bankruptcy.


$3,600 + Interest 

  • Payment plan begins immediately. Payment plan consist of 24 monthly payments of $150.

  • Klarna will run a credit check.

  • Klarna's interest rates range from 0-28.99% based on credit check.

  • Klarna's Financing products are issued by WebBank (member FDIC) in partnership with Klarna. The approval decision is based on Transunion credit score as well as multiple internal data points such as past payment history. Connecting your bank account may improve your approval chances. Reason for application decline: Bad current standing with Klarna

Course Schedules

Patient Care Tech Day Courses

April 10th, 2023 May 10th, 2023 July 3rd, 2023 July 5th, 2023 July 6th, 2023
July 17th, 2023 August 17th, 2023 September 21st, 2023 September 25th, 2023 September 26th, 2023
April 3rd, 2023 April 10th, 2023 July 3rd, 2023
July 10th, 2023 July 17th, 2023 September 21st, 2023

Patient Care Tech Evening Courses

February 20th, 2023 May 3rd, 2023 July 11th, 2023 July 12th, 2023 July 13th, 2023
May 1st, 2023 July 13th, 2023 September 12th, 2023 September 13th, 2023 September 14th, 2023
February 13th, 2023 February 20th, 2023 July 11th, 2023
April 24th, 2023 May 1st, 2023 September 12th, 2023