Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

Have you considered a career as an EKG technician, phlebotomist or dialysis technician?  Do you enjoy working with those who need special care and/or the elderly? Rockford Career College is excited to launch our new 11-month Patient Care Technician program that could train you for a rewarding career in the booming healthcare industry.1

The Patient Care Technician program will provide students with the opportunity to study principles of nursing assisting, phlebotomy, emergency room, electrocardiography, and dialysis. You could receive the training to work in a professional healthcare setting. Even better, upon successful completion of the program, you could sit for the National Healthcare Association's Patient Care Technician exam. Graduates from this program will also be able to sit for phlebotomist and/or EKG technician certification exams. Gaining these additional certifications once you complete the program could make you more marketable as a potential employee.

Are you struggling to choose between a career as a medical assistant or patient care technician? Medical assistants usually work in physician clinics where they handle administrative and clinical tasks. During a typical workday, they: measure vital signs; help with patient exams, immunizations, phlebotomy, and injections; record patient histories; or schedule appointments. On the other hand, patient care technicians generally work in geriatrics, dialysis, or home healthcare.  You could find them in hospitals, immediate care centers, nursing homes, and hospitals providing direct patient care.

The Patient Care Technician delivers direct/indirect care to patients of all ages from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, and adult to geriatric, under the delegation/direction/supervision of a physician, registered nurse, and/or licensed practical nurse. Assists in maintaining a safe, clean environment and performs clerical/administrative functions as assigned. They may work in dialysis centers where they are part of a professional team of clinicians, who are responsible for ensuring the comfort and safety of the patients in the dialysis center. Patient Care Technicians may also practice the skills and be further certified in Phlebotomy and EKG monitoring.

You could work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health care settings and other health care centers.  Courses include:

General Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Heath Care
Healthcare Settings for Nursing Assistants
Nursing Assistant Skills and Patient Care
Nursing Assistant Administration
Phlebotomy
Emergency Room Technician
Pathology
Electrocardiography
Medical Ethics and Documentation
Principles and Practices of Hemodialysis
Dialysis Technology and Devices
Patient Care: Treatment and Care of Kidney Failure
Patient Care Technician Clinical Externship
Student Success Strategies
Professional Success Strategies

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent  from 2016 to 2026.1

Reference:

1 bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm, retrieved 6/28/2019

Program Length - 11 months

 

On-Campus at the Brecksville and Maumee Campus

Course Title

General Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Heath Care
Healthcare Settings for Nursing Assistants
Nursing Assistant Skills and Patient Care
Nursing Assistant Administration
Phlebotomy
Emergency Room Technician
Pathology
Electrocardiography
Medical Ethics and Documentation
Principles and Practices of Hemodialysis
Dialysis Technology and Devices
Patient Care: Treatment and Care of Kidney Failure
Patient Care Technician Clinical Externship
Student Success Strategies
Professional Success Strategies

Job title options:  Nurse Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomist or other options.

On Campus