Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and
staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships,
join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the
Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group,
the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Amarillo College has designed an excellent program to equip students for work as entry-level patient care technicians. Graduates are commonly employed in health clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities. The program equips students with the ability to check vital signs, perform CPR and first aid, and assist in medical examinations, perform electrocardiograms, basic laboratory procedures and phlebotomy (drawing blood). Amarillo College launched a new program in 2014 to help meet the growing demand for certified patient care technicians.
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Patient care technicians have vast opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients. They work alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct care in a variety of environments and often have more patient contact than any other member of a healthcare team. Whether assisting patients with nutritional needs, mobility or hygiene, a PCT must have both compassion and specialized training. In assisting patients with many tasks they cannot do for themselves, a PCT is a vital member of any healthcare team; however, career-driven students may utilize their PCT training, skills and knowledge as a stepping stone to careers in nursing or other healthcare fields.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.