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Degree Plans - Patient Care Technician - Patient Care Technician Certificate (Archived)

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN -- PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

CVC-Closed September 1, 2010.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.PATIENT.CARE.02

The one-semester Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the health care industry. Students learn to apply basic nurse assisting skills in a variety of settings, including long-term care facilities (nursing homes), hospitals, clinics, home health care, and assisted living facilities. Skills developed will include patient hygiene and comfort, patient safety, obtaining lab samples, phlebotomy (drawing blood), and electrocardiography (running EKGs). Upon successful completion of classroom lab and practicum (clinical), students will be awarded the Patient Care Technician Certificate.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

NURA 1160 Clinical-Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patience Care Assistant 1
NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care 3
4

SEMESTER I

HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
HPRS 1205 Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals 2
SCIT 1307 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
SCIT 1308 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
ECRD 1211 Electrocardiography 2
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SEMESTER II

PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy 2
PLAB 1260 Clinical - Phebotomy/Phelebotomist 2
NUPC 1320 Patient Care Technician/Assistant 3
NURA 1260 Clinical-Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant 2
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Minimum Hours Required 25
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