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Patient Care Technician Short-Term Technical Certificate

Patient Care Technician Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

Patient care technicians are allied health professionsals who provide direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a nurse. In addition to providing the direct patient care activities of the nurse aide/nursing assistant, patient care technicians are also prepared to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) and phlebotomy tasks. All courses may be applied to the Multi-Skilled Healthcare one-year certificate and Associate of Technical Studies-Multi-skilled Healthcare degree programs

Embedded certificates
This certificate contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirments are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of the Patient Care Technician Short-Term Technical Certificate, the graduate will be able to demonstrate the learnig outcomes associated with the Nurse Aide, Electrcardiography, and Phlebotomy certificates. 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. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and some courses have age limits. MST 1160, MST 1161, MST 1171, and MST 1181 should be completed within the past two years.

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.

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