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Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician program at Sumner College is a 7.5 month program designed to provide students with the academic preparation and skills necessary to assure patients with chronic kidney disease receive safe and effective dialysis. Students will learn how to provide high-quality care for patients in a professional manner, and have the opportunity to provide direct patient care in a clinical setting. 

Patient Care Technicians (PCT’s) work in many different areas in healthcare including dialysis centers, hospitals, clinics, and in private home care. Patient Care Technicians work under the guidance of registered nurses and physicians. 

Our patient care technician program is by authorized by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) and is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

It is our responsibility to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and ability needed to become successful in their chosen field. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the national certification exam.


On Campus: Monday – through Thursday: 11:00AM – 4:00 PM

Clinical hours off campus during terms 2 & 3 can vary on a Monday – Friday schedule based on the needs of the clinical facilities. 


Patient Care Technician Information Sheet

Why Sumner College?

  • Our programs do not require any prerequisite coursework
  • The program is designed to be completed in 7.5 weeks
  • Small lab classes offer individual attention and support
  • Sumner College has been accredited since 1978 with a focus on providing high quality, career focused education

Where Can Graduates Work?

  • Davita Kidney Care
  • Peacehealth
  • Fresenius
  • Portland Clinic
  • US Renal Care

How do I get started?

If you are interested in finding out more about our patient care technician program at Sumner College, please contact our admissions department at admissions@sumnercollege.edu or contact our Cascade Campus at 503-972-6230.

The Patient Care Technician Information packet takes you step by step through the application process.

Patient Care Technician Information Packet

Patient Care Technician Application


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