The healthcare industry is currently undergoing major changes in the manner in which patient care is provided. These changes have resulted in the introduction of a new category of healthcare worker trained to perform a variety of patient care services. The Patient Care Technician course teaches the technical skills necessary to service complex patient personal care issues including basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, rehabilitation services, phlebotomy and EKG’s. The Patient Care Technician works alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to help oversee and monitor patients. This training course will provide the healthcare worker with the basic medical knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to perform direct patient care and technical diagnostic testing. This program prepares students to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) certification exam.
The Certified Patient Care Technician program will provide students with a solid foundation, combining theory learned in the classroom with hands-on practice via clinical rotations. Required textbooks are available in the college bookstore.
Offered in the fall and spring.