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Patient Care Technician

Diploma

9 MONTHS / 35 CREDITS


Patient Care TechnicianWith Patient Care Technician Training at FCC you can enter the exciting, challenging and ever-changing health care field. Patient Care Technicians, also known as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Home Health Aides (HHA), after obtaining appropriate certification, work in a variety of settings that include homes, hospitals, offices, and living facilities. As a Patient Care Technician, you are part of a team that provides health care services and is responsible for a patient’s care, well-being and recovery.

The objective of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry as Patient Care Technicians. Students in the Patient Care Technician program are instructed in, among other things, patient assistance, geriatric care and nursing assistance. With a focus on patient care skills and life-long learning, graduates of this Diploma Program will be positioned to have the skills and dispositions needed to effectively meet workplace demands.

Why Become a Patient Care Technician?

  • Short program-only 9 months
  • In demand as Baby Boomers age
  • Very hands-on practical medical/clinical oriented training
  • Location: Florida has a high elderly population
  • Healthcare/Wellness is currently the #1 growth field in the country (2008 – Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • The field allows a flexible work schedule and an option of self employment
  • The industry exists across the US and abroad.

Highlights of Patient Care Technician Training Curriculum

  • Respiratory Therapy Aide and equipment training
  • Use of microscopes, radiology and basic lab equipment
  • Emphasis on Geriatric skills
  • Occupational Therapy Aide training
  • Basic understanding of the structure and function of the body systems
  • Understanding and recording vital signs
  • Understanding of the basic principles of nutrition
  • Training to assist patients with mobility and range of motion exercises
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Training
  • Communication skills with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals

Location

Florida Career College 6600 Youngerman Circle Jacksonville, FL 32244 Tel: 888-852-7272

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Program Disclosures

Information regarding placement and completion rates, tuition and fees, and other important information regarding this program can be found in the document below in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 668.6.

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