Quote from happy2learn
Clearly we don't live in the same area because I've never heard of or seen a PCA/PCT cook and do "homemaking." The one's I know do ADL's and even more than CNA's as they are allowed to do more than CNA's. CNA's in my state work in nursing homes. In my state, being a PCA/PCT is better experience than a CNA/STNA/Nurse Aide as you are exposed to more things than you would be in a nursing home.
They key here is in the original post. She said, " A local health care office offers PCA..."
A "local health care office" that also does CNA training does not sound like Tech training, it sounds more like personal attendant in assisted living type duties, not phlebotomy, ECG.
Now, if the OP can get Tech type training at the place she mentions, obviously go for it.