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Patient Care Technician Program

Enrollment in this program has been completed within the MoSTEMWINs grant. The only program within the health sciences career pathway currently available for enrollment is the Community Health Worker program.


A Patient Care Technician provides patient-focused services in a hospital setting.

After completing the MoSTEMWINs Portal program, participants are ready to pursue this industry-specific non-credit program, which combines six weeks of intensive classroom instruction with three weeks of clinical practice. This program prepares individuals for entry-level positions as patient care technicians in local hospitals. The training also satisfies the requirement of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. Classroom activities are conducted at a St. Louis Community College location while the clinical portion of the training takes place at the partnering hospital sites.

Patient Care Technician

Many hospitals have the following appearance policies:

  • Tattoos Must be Covered
  • Earrings Must be Small
  • No Visible Body Piercings
  • Tobacco Free

Cost of Program

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) and St. Louis Community College are partnering to provide the funding for this program. Candidates eligible for this program must be residents of St. Louis City or St. Louis County and meet income requirements. Students selected to participate in this program will pay no tuition costs.

Download the program brochure (pdf).

Clinical Experience

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical experience as part of their course work. Hospitals and facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check be conducted prior to placement in a clinical setting and as part of an employer’s screening process. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

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Patient Care Technician Program

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