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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 the Health Careers Core and Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide courses is eligible to take the State Certification Exam for Certified Nursing Assistant. A student who completes the Health Careers Core and Allied Health Assistant courses may sit for the 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 free by voluntarily submitting to drug screening analysis. Testing will be done by attended urinalysis for the following drug classes: amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, and PCP. Cost is the responsibility of the student for admission urinalysis and any future random analysis.

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


Notes:


  • Health Careers Core must be the first course taken
  • Patient Care Technician must be the last course taken
  • Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide must be taken before Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide, Allied Health Assistant, and Advanced Allied Health Assistant may be taken in any order
  • Recommended course sequence for full time students: First semester, HCP 0001C , HCP 0430C , HCP 0620C ; Second semester, HCP 0780C , HCP 0781C , HCP 0796 ; alternative sequence for full time students: First semester, HCP 0001C , HCP 0780C , HCP 0781C ; second semester, HCP 0430C , HCP 0620C ; third semester, HCP 0796 .
  • Students who have previously completed the Patient Care Assistant program may begin with HCP 0780C  or HCP 0781C .

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