Patient Care Technician

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You can earn an average starting salary of $33,000 as a Patient Care Technician, also known as a patient aide. Upon completion of this nine-month program, you will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, and doctors’ offices. The program includes training as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomist, Cardiac Care Technician, and EKG Specialist. You must successfully complete the Medical Terminology course with a minimum grade of 'C' to enter this program.  

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Medical Terminology

ID: CEMPR-524

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

  • Total Hours: 48.00
  • CEUs: 4.80
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Medical Terminology - Online

ID: CEMPR-525

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102. Mandatory attendance for orientation, mid-term, and final exam. Must have PC availability.

  • Total Hours: 48.00
  • CEUs: 4.80
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Phlebotomy

ID: CEMED-550

Students will learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge, and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. Students will be able to identify appropriate tubes and labels for tests, prep the site, perform venipunctures and finger sticks, and administer bedside glucose. No clinicals included.

  • Total Hours: 51.00
  • CEUs: 5.10
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Cardiac Care Technician

ID: CEMED-500

The ability to read and recognize heart rhythms is the main function of the cardiac care technician. Students will receive hands-on experience in interpreting heart rhythms and arrhythmias. White scrubs and white closed-toe shoes must be worn to all classes/clinicals. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better and AHA CPR Certified.

  • Total Hours: 46.00
  • CEUs: 4.60
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EKG Specialist

ID: CEMED-605

Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing, and Holter monitoring. The course consists of 32 hours of classroom training and 24 hours of clinical training. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.

  • Total Hours: 56.00
  • CEUs: 5.60
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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

ID: CEMED-617

This DHHS approved course prepares students to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. Students recieve training in basic nursing care through classroom lecture, simulated lab care, and hands-on clinical experience in a long-term care facility.

  • Total Hours: 112.00
  • CEUs: 11.20
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