Striving to be an industry leader, PCI’s mission is to assist students, staff, and employers by helping them achieve their full potential, providing the necessary training, and creating an environment conducive to success. PCI will hire, train, and maintain a professional staff with the ability to instill the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary for a graduate to enter, succeed, and advance in the allied health care industry.
General Academic Information
Depending on the program, each week of class is a combination of classroom lecture and practical laboratory training. The classroom portion of training takes approximately 4-7 months to complete.Students are graded weekly, and a written Progress Report is issued at the end of each 100-hour classroom unit of training, followed by an externship performed off-campus.
Upon the conclusion of the classroom portion of training, the student gets the opportunity to use their accumulated knowledge and practical skills by performing the final stage of their training program - the Externship. Externship sites are typically doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, laboratories, physical therapy sites, pharmacies, optometry facilities, dialysis centers, etc. This off-campus training will be supervised by the personnel at the externship site and the student’s performance will be evaluated on a weekly basis until the completion of 200 hours. Upon successful completion of this final stage of training, the student is awarded a Diploma.
This course of instruction prepares a graduate to work as an entry-level Dental Assistant, Dental Receptionist, Office Manager or Dental Hygienist Assistant in a dental office, specialty practice, dental clinic or hospital. Graduates will be able to assist the dentist in a variety of dental procedures, take dental x-rays, perform various laboratory duties and perform administrative tasks using dental software. This program is taught with a combination of lecture, practical exercises in thedental operatory and dental lab and with real-world experience during the externship portion of training conducted off-campus at dental facilities. Click here for more about our Dental Assistant Training Program
This program prepares a graduate to work as an entry-level Medical Assistant. Within this general career category are a number of specialty areas, including Administrative Office Assistant, Clinic Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapy Technician in a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital. Graduates will be able to check vital signs, assist in physical examinations, electrocardiograms, and perform basic laboratory tests.
During the classroom portion of training, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects ranging from microcomputers and front office skills, to anatomy, physiology and the various systems of the human body. Students will receive hands-on laboratory training from the very first week of training. Click here for more about our Medical Assistant Training Program
This program prepares a graduate to work as an entry-level Medical Front Office Assistant. Within this general career category are a number of specialty areas, including medical office receptionist, insurance billing and collection, appointment scheduler, or medical records clerk. Graduates of the MOA program may be employed in private physicians offices, health care centers, clinics, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and medical billing offices.
During the classroom portion of training, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects ranging from computer skills, medical front office skills, OSHA regulations, medical terminology, patient confidentiality, health insurance billing, insurance claims, ICD9 diagnosis codes, CPT procedure codes, patient billing and record keeping, and medical collection procedures. Click here for more about our Medical Office Assistant Training Program
The Patient Care Technician Program prepares a graduate to work as an entry-level Patient Care Technician in a hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility. Graduates of this program will be able to assist nurses and physicians in medical examinations and basic laboratory procedures and in assisting with basic nursing care services. Students will learn to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), electrocardiograms (EKGs), phlebotomy, check vital signs, nurse assistant duties, and basic emergency first aid.
The Patient Care Technician Program is taught utilizing a combination of classroom lecture, practical exercises in the medical laboratory, and real-world, on the job experience during the externship portion of training. The PCT course includes training to enable you to take exams to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Click here for more about our Patient Care Technician Training Program