Patient Care Technology offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of health care. Students learn through classwork, hands-on simulations and actual time spent at a variety of health care settings, including nursing homes, hospitals and doctor offices.
Students are eligible to receive First Aid and CPR certificates as well as their state tested Nurse Aid Certificate. Students are eligible to receive college credit for various sections at the end of the two-year program.
Students develop skills in First Aid, CPR, medical terminology, nutrition, infection control, growth and development, basic health care, anatomy, EKG, catheterization, respiratory treatment and computer skills.
Students are also able to be a part of Early Placement Opportunities and Home Health Aid Certificates. After completing an 80-hour nurse aid training program and spending 17 hours of clinical time in a health care facility, students may test to become a state tested nurse assistant.
Students graduating from this program go on to become patient care technicians, clinical coordinators, medical office supervisors, patient care assistants and monitor technicians. It is also a great way to get a jump start on becoming a nurse or other medical professional.