The medical field as much as any other will require that specific certificates are accomplished before an individual is allowed to perform any medical procedures or assist with procedures. As a patient care tech will fall in to this group there are certain tasks or lessons that must be learned before someone is allowed to start working as a patient care technician.
If your potential employer requires a certification to be complete you will likely have to complete many courses or classes, but sometimes only certain courses will be required. These classes are easy to find if you just know where to start looking for your education.
First, if you have been hired by a specific medical company to work as a patient care tech you will be told which classes to complete and how you can find these courses. It is likely that the employer will tell you what school to go to or they will provide the courses themselves in order to complete a state or federal requirement. Again, if they do not provide the courses themselves they will probably have already worked out an agreement with a local institution that will provide the training to you.
If you have not been hired already as a patient care tech you will want to consult a local community college or voluntary institution to see if they can tell you what classes are the most vital to take.
They will offer these courses and can tell you which ones are in higher demand and are there before reasonably required to get a job. This is a good option to have in order to make a contact at these local schools and know who you can contact for any future questions about the educational requirements for a patient care technician.
Finally, if neither of these options works for you it is possible to go online and look through some course catalogs to find out what classes are offered for a patient care technician. The only downside to this is you may not know what employers are looking for or if the course is accredited or recognized in the medical community.
Working backwards from the employer to the required course is the best way to go because the goal is to be able to get a job in the field. If you know the courses you have been able to translate in to the job you want then there is no need to look any further, you can get started with your education.