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Patient Care Technician Program New at Everest Institute in Dearborn, Michigan


DEARBORN, Mich. (July 7, 2010) - As the health care industry sees ongoing technological advances in medicine, as well and an increase in the longevity of the aging population, the demand for trained health care professionals, such as patient care technicians, is growing, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.* To meet the increased demand, Everest Institute’s Dearborn campus is now enrolling for its newest health care training program, Patient Care Technician (PCT).

The Patient Care Technician diploma program is eight months in length, and includes a 160-hour externship. The program trains students to function as an integral part of a health care delivery team to provide basic patient care under the direction of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

“This program will help the area by fulfilling allied health care positions,” says Dearborn campus president, Joe Belliotti. “Our graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions in patient care technology working as: homecare assistants or nursing assistants, in assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics, physical/occupational therapy clinics, and home health.”

The Patient Care Technician program courses ( include:

• Basic Health Care Concepts
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Medical Terminology
• Advanced Patient Care Skills and Home Health
• Electrocardiography
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Phlebotomy and Basic Laboratory Skills
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Advanced Clerical Skills
• Clinical Rotations

* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations - Health Care section of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics ( Finding employment in your field of interest is may be due to a combination of your own hard work, experience, work attitude and local market conditions.

About Everest

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, business, legal, technology and skilled trades, and are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Everest Institute has five Michigan locations located in Dearborn, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Southfield. In addition to the Patient Care Technician program, the Dearborn campus, located at 23400 Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Dearborn, MI 48124, offers programs in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Assisting. For more information, visit


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