This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry as Patient Care Technicians. The Patient Care Technician works alongside other healthcare professionals to provide hands-on assistance to meet a patient’s basic needs. In addition to basic patient care skills, the PCT curriculum includes medical and surgical asepsis, basic anatomy and physiology, cardiac monitoring, electrocardiography, phlebotomy, clerical skills related to patient care and professional and interpersonal concepts. The program consists of classroom/lab instruction as well as supervised/preceptor clinical activities. Career-driven students may utilize their PCT training, skills and knowledge as a stepping stone to careers in nursing or other healthcare fields.
*Daytime program requires full-time enrollment.
*Part-time night classes are available.
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
Patient Care Technician/Assistant Certification (CPCT/A)
Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT)
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid
EKG Technician Certification (CET)
Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
What You’ll Learn:
Clinical training is an essential part of training. You will develop many skills involved in assisting patients with tasks such as bathing, feeding, toileting, ambulating and dressing as well as obtain knowledge in collecting blood samples, performing electrocardiograms and restorative care. You will be introduced to basic administrative skills such as scheduling and referring patients, filing, basic medical terminology, and procedures involved in operating a medical office practice. Other training includes taking vital signs and the correct methods of moving patients, along with first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. An additional part of preparation deals with recording and reporting. You will learn to record basic data in assessments and be trained on how to report on the treatment and condition of patients.
Employer of Graduates
Graduates of this program earn an average of $10.00 to $13.00 per hour.
Patient Care Technician · H170694 · 600 Hours
|OCP||Course Number||Course Title||Course Length||SOC Code|
|A||HSC0003||Basic Healthcare Worker||90||31-9099|
|B||HCP0121||Nurse Aide & Orderly (Articulated)||75||31-1012|
|C||HCP0332||Advanced Home Health Aide||50||31-1011|
|D||HCP0020||Patient Care Assistant||75||31-9099|
|E||HSC0016||Allied Health Assistant||150||31-9099|
|F||MEA0590||Advanced Allied Health Assistant||100||31-9099|
|G||PRN0094||Patient Care Technician||60||29-2099|
|$1,752.00||Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 600 hours)|
|$112.50||Registration Fee ($75.00 1st semester/$37.50 2nd semester)|
|Total Costs $2,552.09|