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Patient Care Technician Departmental Certificate

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

This certificate/area of specialization is focused on providing students with the skills needed to provide direct patient care to clients in acute care settings under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. All courses can be applied to the Multi-Skilled Healthcare one-year certificate and Associate of Technical Studies - Multi-skilled Healthcare degree programs

Credit equivalencies may not exceed one half of the required technical course credits to receive this certificate. Credit equivalencies include articulated, experiential, transfer, and proficiency credit. In addition, MST 1182 must be completed at Clark State and all courses in the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Course Title Credits
MST 1101 Introduction to Health Care 3
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
MST 1181 Nurse Aide Training * 4
BIO 1105 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3
EMS 1171 Basic Life Support: CPR 0.5
MST 1182 Patient Care Technician 3
  Total Credit Hours 15.5

* Students must complete specific health requirements and obtain a criminal background check at their own expense prior to participating in the clinical component of the course. Students will be billed for liability insurance when registering for the course.