Jun 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Patient Care Technician, O.C.

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Banner Code: PCTN

Occupational Certificate

(600 clock hours) (20 occupational credits)

The Patient Care Technician program is a certificate program which prepares a student to provide basic nursing care in the hospital, long-term care, outpatient clinic, or at home. This includes specialty areas such as phlebotomy and electrocardiography. A student who completes HCP 0001C Health Careers Core  and  HCP 0430C Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide  is eligible to take the State Certification Exam for Certified Nursing Assistant. A student who completes HCP 0001C Health Careers Core  and HCP 0780C Allied Health Assistant  may take the national certification exam given by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians.

An in-depth background screen is required for admission to the program. In addition, students must establish that they are drug and alcohol free by voluntarily submitting to drug and alcohol screening analysis. Testing will be done by attended urinalysis for the following drug classes: amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, and PCP. Instructions for the testing will be given at the beginning of HCP 0001C .

Seating is limited and a student should not assume admission until officially registered.

Program Notes:

Students must receive a C or better in each course in order to continue in the program. Florida Gateway College reserves the right to make changes in its admission processes.

Students must:

  • Purchase liability insurance, included in fees
  • Purchase a uniform
  • Complete specific medical exams
  • Obtain personal health insurance
  • Have a means of transportation to clinical and home health sites
  • Take the TABE and score a minimum of 10 in reading, language, and math by the end of the program

Required Courses: 600 clock hours, 20 occupational credits

Patient Care Technician Total: 600 clock hours, 20 occupational credits


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