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Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Medical Assistant - Certificate

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General College Admission
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Contact:

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(843) 349-5277

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This certificate program will equip students with the necessary skills to function as a high quality, entry-level patient care medical assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be prepared to practice safely within their identified scope and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community.  Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.

For more information contact:
Scott Cyganiewicz - (843) 477-2092

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.

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For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

Program Information

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Criminal Background Check prior to acceptance
  • Urine Drug Screening prior to acceptance

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3
AHS 141 Phlebotomy 3
AHS 145 Electrophysiology 2
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
AHS 163 Long Term Care 5
AHS 175 Multi-Skilled Clinical Practicum 4
AHS 176 Patient Care Clerical Principles 4
  TOTAL 14
 

Total Credit Hours

26