What is a Patient Care Technician or PCT? A PCT provides basic patient care skills to patients in hospitals. The patient care technician training is an 88 hour program. The program provides training in review of anatomy and physiology of major body systems, medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, skills training in catheter care, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, glucose monitoring, basic wound care and more. Books are not included in the cost of this course.