PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (51.3902)
The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. The program provides competency in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills. The student will also gain the knowledge and skills required of home health aides as well as obtain training in basic ECG and venipuncture (for blood collection). Graduates will be qualified for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-related organizations. The university awards a certificate upon completion of this program.Request more info about PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
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Program Requirements (20 Credits)
PCT 105Fundamentals of Patient Care, Disease and Treatment3
PCT 110Medical Terminology2
PCT 115Basic Anatomy and Physiology2
PCT 120Introduction to ECG2
PCT 125Basic Phlebotomy3
PCT 130Patient Care Clinical Principles2
PCT 150Life Span Care: Pediatric/Adult/Geriatric3
PCT 200Multi-Skilled Clinical Practicum3
Patient Care Technician (PCT) students are required to wear medical attire while participating in classroom, practicum, and clinical activities. Students must furnish their own uniforms. The PCT students wear Hunter Green Tops and Bottoms.
All students must have liability insurance in order to participate in the clinical rotations.
All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.
Students must complete 120 hours of clinical practice.
Classes are offered in English or Spanish. Completing a course or program in a language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.
Please consult with your Admissions Representative to be certain you enroll in the PCT program offered in the language you prefer.