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Patient Care Technician- Health Professions

De Andre Delsol, MOL, CHL
Medical Director

To Apply to Program:


  • Complete program prerequisite courses.  
  • View Gainful Employment Disclosure in Student Portal [] 
  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal []

To Learn More About Program and Admissions:


About Program


The Health Professions--Patient Care Technician basic certificate provides the educational background required for pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.  The curriculum covers the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to function as an entry level healthcare provider.  The program focuses on student development in the following competencies essential to all healthcare providers:  effective communication, accountability, cultural competence, use of information systems, and patient safety.  Upon completion of the BC, students will demonstrate that they can deliver safe, culturally-competent, and evidence-based patient care.  




The mission of the Malcolm X College Patient Care Technician Program is to educate and graduate competent members to enter the field as an entry level Patient Care Technician. Individuals will provide high-quality health care by being compassionate and delivering robust quality care.             


Program Outcomes


  1. Perform basic infection control practices in the Healthcare setting. 
  2. Use effective skills to draw blood and accurately label tubes 
  3. Perform basic 12-lead ECG technique and interpretation. 
  4. Perform basic patient care skills. 
  5. Communicate with a diverse patient population using written and oral communication and listening skills in interactions.

Admission Requirements


  • View Gainful Employment document through Student Portal [] 
  • Eligible for English 101 
    • Earns “C” or above in English 96 or English 97 
    • Within a years’ time from start of the semester 
      • Score of CCC RTW: 6  
    • Within 4 years’ time from the start of the semester 
      • Score of ACT: 21 or higher 
      • Score of SAT: 540 or higher
  • ​​Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant or a Licensed EMT 
    • An exception: enrolled or completed either the Basic Nursing Assistant or EMT 101   
  • Submit all official college transcripts from all colleges attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago to Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services or electronically.

Submitting Application within Student Portal (


  • Under “My Academic Plan” 
  • Within “Academic Planning” 
  • Click “Selective Program Application”





Patient Care Technician

Faculty & Staff

Name Phone Email Office
Dr. Detric Fletcher - Hotel (office)
Omar Sheriff - Hotel (office)

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7255
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2103-F
Chicago, IL 60612
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8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday


Jan 01
Jan 1
- Dec 31


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