Anyone hear anything about the PCT program STLCC offers?

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    I read an article on the STLCC website about a girl who did a workforce development class/program that trained her to be a tech for free in an 8 week program for those who qualify. Is it a good idea to do that so that I can get my foot in the door? I want to get a nursing degree, but im still finishing pre-reqs before i can applyto nursing school, and i want to work where i can get some experience, but i hear most places wont hire as a tech without a year experience. Any one have any other suggestions? Thanks so much!
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    I haven't heard anything about that particular program, but most hospitals will do training for you to become a tech. It's always good to get your foot into the door with a hospital, especially in this economy. If a hospital is on any type of hiring freeze, they typically will only hire internally. Summertime before school starts is always a great time to get those full-time training courses done!
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    you will not get a job as a pct at any major good reputation having hospital in saint louis without a) already holding another job at the hospital you with to apply with b) having friend or relative already working there c) you take those pct classes at stlcc. they guarantee you an interview with top hospitals like bjc and ssm. after 1 semester of nursing school you will be qualified to work as a tech, (what you learn in the first semester is actually beyond the scope of a tech) but you can bet your lucky stars you won’t get hired. too many people need those jobs. i had a job as a tech at a not so great hospital. i had to quit due to nursing school getting too intense.
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    Quote from taybabynurse
    you will not get a job as a pct at any major good reputation having hospital in saint louis without a) already holding another job at the hospital you with to apply with b) having friend or relative already working there c) you take those pct classes at stlcc. they guarantee you an interview with top hospitals like bjc and ssm. after 1 semester of nursing school you will be qualified to work as a tech, (what you learn in the first semester is actually beyond the scope of a tech) but you can bet your lucky stars you won’t get hired. too many people need those jobs. i had a job as a tech at a not so great hospital. i had to quit due to nursing school getting too intense.
    well i do know someone who is a nurse at mobap and she said she would write me a referral letter so that might help. so do you think i should take the pct class at stlcc?? only problem with it is its a full time course for 8 weeks, and i dont know if i can go 8 weeks without pay, so i'm in quite a perdicament. do you have any suggestions?
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    Well if you know someone already working there great! Forget about the PCT classes. MO Bap will train you. (I think) I have heard from other friends working at major hospitals that PCT training programs are really being scaled back. But they probably still got one. And if you want to go to nursing school get ready to go much longer than 8 weeks without pay! Sometimes I haven’t even had a quarter to my name. (Literally) But it’s short term. Understand and appreciate delayed gratification before you start nursing school.
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    make sure she personally talks to human resources for you. a letter is not enough.
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    Quote from MzTayTay
    you will not get a job as a pct at any major good reputation having hospital in saint louis without a) already holding another job at the hospital you with to apply with b) having friend or relative already working there c) you take those pct classes at stlcc. they guarantee you an interview with top hospitals like bjc and ssm. after 1 semester of nursing school you will be qualified to work as a tech, (what you learn in the first semester is actually beyond the scope of a tech) but you can bet your lucky stars you won’t get hired. too many people need those jobs. i had a job as a tech at a not so great hospital. i had to quit due to nursing school getting too intense.
    I'm not sure about that I was hired at BJH as a tech without any of those qualifications just in nursing school so I think if your resume looks good enough you will get it if you are looking to work at a large hospital BJC is the way to go


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