Patient Care Technician Certificate



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
NURA 1401 Nurse Aide for Healthcare

Knowledge skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include residents' rights communication safety observation reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team restorative services mental health and social services needs. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

Meeting requirements set by the Department of Aging and Disability (DADS)


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

NURA 1407 Body Systems

Identify the structures of the major body systems; describe the functions of each system and discuss correlation among body systems. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

Meeting requirements set by Department of Aging and Disability (DADS)


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
8

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
HPRS 1105 Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals

Introduction to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in healthcare with emphasis on the ethical and legal responsibilities of health care professionals. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and one hour of lab each week.
Prerequisites

CNA certification or successful completion of courses


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology

A study of medical terminology word origin structure and application. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and one hour of lab each week.
Prerequisites

CNA certification or successful completion of course


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

NUPC 1420 Patient Care Technician/Assistant

Training skills and knowledge needed to gain employment as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital setting. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

CNA certification or successful completion of NURA 1401 and NURA 1407 .


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

NUPC 1260 Clinical - Patient Care Technology

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Twenty-four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

CNA certification or successful completion of course 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
8





Total Program Hours
16



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for an entry-level position as patient care technician. The program provides competency in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills, imparting the knowledge and skills, required of certified nursing aides, in addition to training in basic EKG and phlebotomy. Program graduates, will be eligible to obtain a Nursing Aide Certification, a Patient Care Technician Certification, a Phlebotomy Certification, and an EKG Technician certification, upon successfully passing the applicable certification examinations. Graduates will be qualified for employment at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or at any health care institution under the supervision of a licensed practical or registered nurse. The college awards a certificate upon completion of this program.


Recommended High School Endorsement
Public Service

Faculty Advisor

Program Director


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For More Information Contact

Cindy Reider
903-434-8303
creider@ntcc.edu