Patient Care Technician (5707)
The Patient Care Technician program is
a cluster of planned, sequenced instruction to cross-train students
as advanced patient care givers under the supervision of the registered
nurse. The program consists of the following components and exit
careers core (HCP 0001) - This introductory health course
is a prerequisite for all other programs.
Articulated Nursing assistant ( HCP
0001 and HCP 0102C) - Nursing assistants are educationally
trained to provide patient care services under the supervision
of physicians and nurses in the hospital, nursing home and home
Advanced Home health aide (HCP 0001
and HCP 0311) - A home health aide is one of the fastest
growing occupations and educationally prepared to assist patients
in the home environment under the supervision of nurses and home
health care agencies.
Patient care assistant (HCP 0001, HCP
0102C, HCP 0311, and HCP 0620) - Patient care assistants
are multi-trained and the field is rapidly growing. Minimal education
requirements will help prepare graduates for entry-level employment.
Certification and experience as a patient care assistant are beneficial
for entry into other nursing professions.
Allied Health Assistant (HCP 0001 and
HCP 0780) - The course includes electrocardiography whereby
the aide is an individual who is skilled in performing electrocardiographs
in a variety of health care facilities. The course also includes
phlebotomy whereby the individual is skilled in performing phlebotomy
in a variety of health care facilities. Completers of this program
assist physicians, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses
with patient care.
Advanced Allied health assistant (HCP
0001 and HCP 0781) - An individual who has acquired a variety
of nursing related skills through formal education and laboratory
training. Completers of this program assist with patient care
in a variety of health care facilities working with registered
nurses and licensed practical nurses.
Patient care technician (HCP 0001,
HCP 0102C, HCP 0311, HCP 0620, HCP 0780, HCP 0781 and HCP 0796)
- Patient care technicians are multi-trained individuals who have
been educationally prepared to provide patient care services under
the supervision of physicians, nurses and home health agencies
in hospitals, nursing homes and home health settings.
Following the core, each component is
completed sequentially, through the patient care assistant course,
although the allied health assistant and advanced allied health
assistant courses can be taken in any sequence. All courses must
be completed in order to enroll in the patient care technician
course. This program expands the traditional role of the nursing
assistant, providing a broad foundation of knowledge and skills
to be applied to the care of the patients in hospitals, nursing
homes and in their homes.
Students must provide evidence of current
CPR certification adult, child and infant (achieved through
an American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS)
Course for Health Care Providers) that includes hands-on
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
**HCP 0001 Health Careers Core (90/3)
HCP 0102C Articulated Nursing Assistant (75/2.5)
HCP 0311 Advanced Home Health Aide (50/1.5)
HCP 0620 Patient Care Assistant (75/2.5)
HCP 0780 Allied Health Assistant (150/5)
HCP 0781 Advanced Allied Health Assistant (100/3.5)
***HCP 0796 Patient Care Technician (60/2)
Total Program Credits:
600 Contact Hours/20 Workforce Credits
*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to
take these courses.
**HCP 0001, Health Careers Core is a co-requisite with any of
***All courses must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.
Total Tuition and Fees:
Estimated tuition is $1,080 (for Florida residents as of 7/04)