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Patient Care Technician Departmental Certificate

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

Patient care technicians are allied health professionsals who provide direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a nurse. They perform basic nursing assistant tasks inluding obtaining patient vital signs and other data, assisting with activities of daily living, performing electrocardiograms (ECGs) and phlebotomy tasks, and communicating with the healthcare team and patients. 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. 

Course Title Credits
EMS 1171 Basic Life Support: CPR 0.5
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
MST 1160 Phlebotomy 2
MST 1161 Phlebotomy Lab 1
MST 1171 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
  Total Credit Hours 17.5

* 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.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.