Patient Care Technician

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CIP Code - 512601

Mission

The mission of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Patient Care Technician is to provide the educational and clinical tools necessary to become a Certified Nurse Assistant, EKG Technician, and/or Phlebotomist allowing the graduate to obtain gainful employment in health care facilities and to contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state.

Program Description

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Patient Care Technician prepares individuals for a variety of job opportunities in health occupations areas and is generated to meet the need for cross training of employees in health care facilities. Graduates may find employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics where basic bedside nursing skills are required, as well as the skills of phlebotomy, performing electrocardiograms (EKG), stress testing, and holter monitoring procedures. All OBRA skill standards are included into this competency-based curriculum. The program consists of classroom/lab instruction and supervised/preceptor clinical activities. Prior to clinical, the student must present a current CPR card for Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Upon successful completion of this competency-based program, students may be eligible to take certification exams in Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician, and/or Patient Care Technician.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Patient Care Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Patient Care Technician: Nurse Assistant
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Patient Care Technician: EKG Skills
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Patient Care Technician: Phlebotomy Skills


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of the health care team.
Explain how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance regulation impacts workers in the health care industry.
Interact with clients, their support persons, and the health care team using appropriate communication techniques.
Institute and maintain principles of infection control.
Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct in the workplace.
Become employed in the healthcare industry.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

HNUR1211

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS I

3

1

4

75

HCOR1212

SKILLS APPLICATION

0

1

1

80

TCA - Nurse Assistant

5

155

HCOR1120

BASIC BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

2

0

2

30

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

MAST1210

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I

4

0

4

60

HEKG1011

EKG PROCEDURES

2

1

3

105

HMDT1170

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

1

0

1

15

TCA - EKG Skills

12

255

HPHL1011

PHLEBOTOMY PRINCIPLES

2

1

3

75

HPHL1022

PHLEBOTOMY PROCEDURES/SKILLS

3

3

6

201

HCOR1160

PROFESSIONALISM FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

1

0

1

15

TCA - Phlebotomy Skills

10

291

CTS - Patient Care Technician

27

701

Optional Elective

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

The following courses may not be substituted for the above course requirements.

HCOR2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

HCOR2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

HCOR2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

HCOR2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

HCOR2997

SPECIAL PROJECTS V

1

0

1

15