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 EKG 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.

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Program Requirements (20 Credits)

Core Requirements
Credit Hours
  • PCT 105
    Fundamentals of Patient Care and Treatment
  • PCT 110
    Medical Terminology
  • PCT 115
    Anatomy and Physiology
  • PCT 120
    Introduction to EKG
  • PCT 125
    Phlebotomy and Injections
  • PCT 130
    Hospital Procedures
  • PCT 145
    Nursing Clinical Practices
  • PCT 150
    Adult Geriatric Care
  • PCT 200
Credit Hours
  • CPR 001
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HIV 004
  • PDT 005
    PDT Seminar

Medical students are required to wear medical attire at all times. Students must furnish their own uniforms.

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.