Patient Care Technician, Diploma – St. Louis College of Health Careers
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program offers a well-rounded curriculum intended to enhance a graduate’s portfolio with both general education courses and occupational courses developed to perfect patient care skills. Similar to our Associate of Applied Science program, students in this program will learn a variety of technical skills including assessing patients, developing and implementing care plans, obtaining vital signs, drawing blood (phlebotomy), taking electrocardiograms (EKGs), and supporting a team in the overall care of a patient.
Students who obtain their diploma from our Patient Care Technician program will be well-prepared for employment in hospitals, home health settings, assisted living facilities, long-term care centers, adult day care and rehabilitation facilities.
Upon successful completion of the Patient Care Technician courses and practicum, PCT students will be eligible to apply for approval to take the Certified Nurse Assistant examination. PCT students may also have opportunities to work towards qualifying to apply for approval to take the Phlebotomy Certification.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nursing Assitants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing‐assistants.html
|BI103||Human Biology Theory||60||4|
|BI103L||Human Biology Lab||30||1|
|PC101||PCT Fundamental Skills I Theory||60||4|
|PC101L||PCT Fundamental Skills I Lab||60||2|
|PC102||PCT Fundamental Skills II Theory||45||3|
|PC102L||PCT Fundamental Skills II Lab||60||2|
|PC250||Patient Care Technician Externship||60||1|