Start your career in the healthcare field with a Patient Care Assistant certificate.

Patient Care Assistants (PCA) aid individuals with their healthcare needs and provide bedside care under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). Patient care and comfort are the main concerns of a PCA, which means that they often have more direct contact with patients than any other member of a healthcare team.

Because PCA training can be completed in as little as six months, you can obtain rewarding work in the healthcare environment without having to spend years in school. You can also use your PCA training and knowledge as a stepping stone to further your medical career.

If you'd like to learn more about Spencerian's Patient Care Assistant program, request more information or if you're ready to get started, enroll today!

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More Program Information

Class Title
Credit Hours
171 Medical Law & Ethics
172 Anatomy & Physiology I
173 Anatomy & Physiology II
176 Medical Terminology
211 Health & Safety Techniques
245 Career Development
PCA100+** Nurse Assistant Skills
PCA102** Mental Health, Restorative Aide, & Home Health
PN101 Personal & Vocation Relationships
Total Credit Hours

*Courses subject to change.

+PCA100 is offered only in conjunction with this program; it is not offered as a stand-alone course.

**PCA100 and PCA102 class time will extend beyond the normal class schedule. Students need to be aware that these classes will require them to be in school for extended time in order to meet the contact hour requirement.

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Louisville Campus
This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Louisville Campus


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