Patient Care Technician — Paramus
PCT125CT — Certificate Program
CIP Code: 51.3902
SOC Code: 31-1014
Day, Afternoon, Evening Programs
|Total Semester Credit Hours||26.0|
|Weeks to Complete — Day||Approximately 35 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)|
|Weeks to Complete — Afternoon||Approximately 35 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)|
|Weeks to Complete — Evening||Approximately 48 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)|
The Patient Care Technician program provides students with the entry- level knowledge and clinical skills necessary to enter the healthcare field as Patient Care Technicians in hospitals, sub-acute, and rehabilitation care setting. Patient Care Technicians are integral members of the healthcare team and work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to oversee and monitor patients. As a vital member of the healthcare team, they provide direct patient care such as, but not limited to taking vital signs, specimen collection and comfort measures. In addition, Patient Care Technicians are trained in phlebotomy and electrocardiography. This program prepares students for certification testing, although there is no guarantee of passing the certification test and passing the test is not a graduation requirement. Graduates of this programs are eligible to take the following certification exams: EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, AHA Basic Life support for Healthcare provider, and Certified Patient Care Technician. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignment in each course, except clinical.
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Lecture Hours 60 Lab / Shop Hours 30 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 3.5 Prerequisites None
Course DescriptionThis course provides the students, primarily in health-related programs, an understanding of the anatomy and physiology and medical terminology of the human body. This course focuses on the following body systems: Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, the Senses, and Digestive System. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 60 Lab / Shop Hours 30 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 3.5 Prerequisites BIO101T Anatomy and Physiology I
Course DescriptionThis course is a continuation of BIO101T Anatomy and Physiology I. This course provides students with an understanding of the structure, function and medical terminology of the remaining organ systems. This course focuses on the following body systems: Endocrine System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, the Blood, Lymphatic and Immune System, Urinary System and the Reproductive System. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 25 Lab / Shop Hours 20 Total Hours 45 Total Credits 1.5 Prerequisites None
Course DescriptionThis course introduces skills and strategies that will help students be successful in completing their course of study and in entering the world of work. The overall goal of this course is to facilitate a smooth transition to school by engaging the students in curriculum focusing on academic and life skills. Students will make connections with key personnel within the school who will assist with their questions and provide guidance throughout their education. Students learn about time management, financial management, goal setting, learning strategies, career awareness and critical thinking strategies that will provide them with skills to be successful in school and in life. Learning to work well in teams and individually are positive outcomes of the way this course is taught. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 15 Lab / Shop Hours 30 Total Hours 45 Total Credits 1.5 Prerequisites None
Course DescriptionIn this course, students will learn important computer and digital technology concepts and skills necessary to succeed in careers and in life. No prior computer experience is assumed. Students will become familiar with essential concepts, including an introduction to computers and the Internet, and computer hardware and software. Students will learn about computer networks, e-mail, and Internet security and privacy. Skills introduced are essential and valuable for all professions. They include operating systems and file management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Web research, and personal information management. This course has no prerequisites. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 30 Lab / Shop Hours 60 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 3.5 Prerequisites BIO101T Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO102T Anatomy and Physiology II
Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to clinical skills needed for specimen collection. Emphasis is placed on proper blood specimen collection and laboratory testing procedures. Students receive practical clinical experience with student to student practice draws and laboratory tests. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 45 Lab / Shop Hours 45 Internship Hours 0 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 3.5 Prerequisites BIO101T Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO102T Anatomy and Physiology II
Course DescriptionThis course teaches the student how to perform a 12-lead EKG (electrocardiography). Components of the 12-lead EKG, theory, interventions, arrhythmia recognition, and clinical applications will be studied in this course. Students will learn the competencies of Basic Life Support (BLS) for the health care providers and first-aid techniques. Successful completion leads to BLS-Healthcare Providers certification by the American Heart Association. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 45 Lab / Shop Hours 45 Internship Hours 0 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 3.5 Prerequisites BIO101T , BIO102T
Course DescriptionStudents learn the fundamental components of direct patient care and the application of techniques and procedures to provide care to patients. Topics include introduction to patient care skills, basic therapeutic techniques, data collection, and communication skills, legal and ethical aspects that affect the practice of patient care technician, safety measures and vital signs. Hands-on demonstration, practice, and validation of skills are conducted in the Nursing Skills Laboratory. Lincoln Tech
Lecture Hours 45 Lab / Shop Hours 45 Internship Hours 0 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 3.5 Prerequisites BIO101T , BIO102T, PCT120T
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Lecture Hours 0 Lab / Shop Hours 0 Internship Hours 90 Total Hours 90 Total Credits 2.0 Prerequisites Successful completion of all in school course work must be completed prior to clinical.
Course DescriptionStudents apply the knowledge and skills learned in PCT120 and PCT121 to the acute care environment with under the supervision of a New Jersey Licensed Registered Nurse.
Course numbers and sequences are listed here for reference only. The actual delivery sequence of courses contained in this program may vary depending on individual campus scheduling. Courses identified as requiring a prerequisite delivery are marked with a single asterisk (*), as noted in the course description.
The Clinical practicum is a full-time commitment of 90 hours at 15 hours per week for 6 weeks. Clinical hours are daytime hours for both day and evening programs. All weeks exclude holidays, course change days and make-up hours for absences during clinical practicum. Actual times are set by the clinical sites. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the clinical site, as well as meals.
Maximum Time Frame (MTF) = 39 Semester Credits
*Mode of Delivery: Residential, Blended Learning or Online are the methods we may use to deliver content in each course. The Residential courses are offered on ground at the campus. Blended courses are offered by delivering a fraction of the course in an online format as well as traditional face to face method. Online courses are delivered 100% online. The Blended delivery and online delivery plan will implement distance education activities into each course in the program of study. The use of simulations, case studies, assessments and multimedia will be used to enhance the students understanding of the learning objectives outlined in the course syllabus.
The listing of credits is not meant to imply that credits can be transferred into college or other private career school programs. Transfer credits are at the sole discretion of the receiving school.