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Patient Care Technician

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    Jan - Dec 1000 Hours Monday-Thursday

    Main Campus

    Cross-training is the wave of the future in health care and the Patient Care Technician Program is on the cutting edge of this trend. The Patient Care Technician program offers graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in health care with multiple certification and skills. Graduates may take the certification tests for State Tested Nurse Assistant, First Aid/ CPR, EKG Registry, and Phlebotomy. This program prepares graduates to work in nursing homes, home health settings, hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices. Courses offered as part of this program include, but may not be limited to:

    The goals of the Patient Care Technician program are:

    1. Student/graduate has skills adequate to function as an entry level patient care technician.
    2. Student/graduate competently assists other allied health workers in all aspects of patient care.
    3. Student/graduate displays good communication skills.
    4. Student/graduate utilizes critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    5. Student/graduate uses measures to improve and maintain safety in the facility.
    6. Graduate is prepared to sit for and pass the national exam(s).

    The learning objectives for the Patient Care Technician program are:

    1. Gain career awareness and the opportunity to prove their abilities in their career choice.
    2. Enhance their education experience by receiving laboratory and clinical experience related to their career interests prior to graduation.
    3. Receive greater meaning and comprehension for formal course work by integrating classroom studies with laboratory exercises and formal clinical experiences.
    4. Receive exposure to specialized facilities and equipment sometimes unavailable in the classroom setting.
    5. Develop confidence, maturity, responsibility, and skills in human relations.
    6. Increase employability potential after graduation.

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