Patient Care Assistant
Technical Certificate of Credit
Program Description: The Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with rigorous classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community. Students who successfully complete the Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.
Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters
• Students will demonstrate proper Hand Washing Technique to promote infection control practice and methods for preventing the spread of disease.
• Student will demonstrate assessing and recording Pulse, Respiration, and Blood Pressure.
• Students will demonstrate proper Catheter Care technique to promote infection control practice and methods for preventing the spread of disease.
Gainful Employment: Datasheet
Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not necessary for application or admission, but must be received prior to the awarding of this certificate. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Program Final Exit Point: Patient Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit.
Credits Required for Graduation: 23 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.
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1: Basic Skills Courses (2 Hours)
|EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev||2|
2: Occupational Courses (23 hours)
|ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body||5|
|ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care||3|
|ALHS 1060 Diet/Nutrition for AH Services||2|
|ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences||2|
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals||6|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.
Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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