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Those seeking to find free patient care technician training in Washington may qualify under the Workforce Investment Act program.  The federal WIA replaced the Job Training Partnership Act in 1998 and became effective in Washington in 2000. The federal act provides a range of workforce development activities administered through the Employment Security Department and local area Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).  These activities provide employment and training services designed to provide assistance to potential employers, dislocated workers, and youths in Washington that have low income. 

The patient care technician training in Washington prepares their students to perform clinical skills tasks that may include such things as colleting blood specimens, EKGs, patient catheterizations, and taking documenting vital signs.  Students will be providing the care assistance to the healthcare and medical nursing staff by performing tasks that will involve direct and indirect patient care.

Most schools in Washington have requirements for their students prior to submitting an application for classes, for instance

  • Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC) with the State of Washington
  • High School graduate
  • Minimum of six months experience that involved direct patient care in a health care setting
  • Patient care education or experience
Workforce Investment Act Approved Training Centers in Washington

Free Patient Care Technician Training in Washington