Patient Care Technician PCT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 7 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2018

What is the program about?

The Patient Care Technician certificate prepares students to perform the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to patients within an acute care facility. Students will be able to demonstrate basic nursing care and the skills required to promote health and healing for patient, as well as implement nursing care that decreases risks and follows safety procedures. Upon completion of ALH 1120 – Nurse Aide Training, students are eligible to sit for the State Test for Nurse Aide Training to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA).

Program Outcomes

  • Recognize basic verbal and non-verbal therapeutic communication techniques and strategies necessary for inter-professional healthcare communications.
  • Demonstrate skills in documentation of service provision.
  • Demonstrate basic nursing care and the skills required to promote health and healing for patients in an acute care setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scope of practice of a patient care technician.

Career Opportunities

Hospitals; Home Health Aide; Long-term Care Facilities; Rehabilitation Centers.

Credentials

If working in a long-term care facility, State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) credential will be required. Upon completion of ALH1120 – Nurse Aide Training, students are eligible to site for the State Test for Nurse Aide Training to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA).

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ALH 1120 Nurse Aide Training 4
ALH 1121 Acute Care Nurse Aide 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.