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Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Medical Assistant - Certificate

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Contact:

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(843) 347-3186

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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, Phlebotomy, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.

For more information contact:
Hannah Spencer - (843) 477-2117

Career Outlook

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 about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Gainful Employment Information:

See Patient Care Medical Assistant Gainful Employment

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
BIO 110 General Anatomy & Physiology* 3
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
Fast Forward I    
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for Healthcare Providers 3
Fast Forward II    
AHS 167 Phlebotomy Capstone Experience 3
  TOTAL 13
Second Semester - Spring    
AHS 145 Electrocardiography 2
AHS 163 Long Term Care 5
AHS 175 Multi-Skilled Clinical Practicum 4
AHS 176 Patient Care Clerical Principles 4
  TOTAL 15
 

Total Credit Hours

28

 *BIO 112, BIO 210 or BIO 211 may be taken in place of BIO 110.