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Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician Program is one of the most versatile in the medical field today. On successful completion, you are eligible to take the Certification exam to become the National Certified Patient Care Technician. PCTs work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health settings, rehabilitation centers, and more. They usually work under the direct supervision of a registered or licensed nurse or physician. Opportunities are plentiful and on the rise!

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Gen Tech - Patient Care Technician

General Technology with a primary in Patient Care Technician.

Admission Criteria:

High school diploma or equivalent

COMPASS placement scores:
Pre-algebra 54 or greater OR a minimum grade of "C" in MAT 033
Writing 70 or greater 
Reading 81 or greater 

OR

Accuplacer placement scores:
Arithmetic 90 and Elem. Alg. 57 or greater
Sentence Skills 75 or greater
Reading Comp. 71 or greater

Patient Care Technician

Patient care technicians are multi-skilled healthcare providers, with training in basic patient care, blood collection, and electrocardiography. Under the supervision of nursing and medical staff, patient care technicians are employable in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, laboratories, and physicians' offices. The program consists of two semesters. Nursing assistant training (AHS 117) will introduce basic patient care skills, and prepare the student for state certification through the Department of Health and Human Services, earning the title of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Certification is required to progress through the Patient Care Technician program.

TAKE AHS-102; Minimum Grade C
Take AHS-116; Minimum Grade C
TAKE AHS-117; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE AHS-120; Minimum Grade C
TAKE AHS-141; Minimum Grade C
TAKE AHS-145; Minimum Grade C
TAKE AHS-176; Minimum Grade C
TAKE AOT-105; Minimum Grade C
TAKE BIO-112; Minimum Grade C

Admission Criteria:

High school diploma or equivalent

COMPASS placement scores:
Pre-algebra 54 or greater OR a minimum grade of "C" in MAT 033
Writing 70 or greater 
Reading 81 or greater 

OR

Accuplacer placement scores:
Arithmetic 90 and Elem. Alg. 57 or greater
Sentence Skills 75 or greater
Reading Comp. 71 or greater

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