Patient Care Technician


CAR 101: Career Development Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The career preparation class ensures that all students have the academic background and technical skills essential to lead productive and successful lives as they enter the work force. Students are prepared in the following areas: resume writing, interviewing skills, how to dress for an interview, and how to respond to interview questions.


MTY 101: Medical Terminology Lec: 36/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The basic medical terminology course provides the framework needed before advanced medical terminology. It focuses on the components of a medical term and how to break down a term by simply knowing the prefix or suffix. The objective of this course is to learn the basic rules and elements of the medical term and to learn the medical terms related to the body structures.


MAP 201: Medical Anatomy and Physiology Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This course will provide students with a foundation to recognize medical terms using the four word part approach (prefix, word root, suffix, combining vowel). Emphasis will be placed on improving written and oral communication skills pertaining to medical terminology. This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of basic anatomy, physiology and pathology for the major body systems. Students will be introduced to each of the major body systems; structure, function and disease of each system will be presented. Discussion about disease prevention, diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities will also be included. Prerequisites: None


MAA 300: Medical Clinical Procedures Lec: 40/Lab: 40/Ext: 00 This course combines lecture and lab experience designed to introduce the multi-competent health care provider to the clinical laboratory and point-of-care testing. Emphasis will be placed on quality control, the collection and processing of specimens, and performing selected tests that assist with the diagnosis and treatment in various health care settings. Prerequisites: None


PHL 108: Phlebotomy Lec: 30/Lab: 34/Ext: 00 The course work covers phlebotomy-related topics including the history of phlebotomy, health-care and laboratory structure, hospital staff and organization; Safety, Infection Control, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology with emphasis on the Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune System; Venipuncture Equipment, Routine Venipuncture, Dermal Puncture, Venipuncture Complications, Blood Collection in Special Populations, Arterial Blood Collection, Special Collections and Procedures, Special Non-Blood Collection Procedures, Specimen Transport, Handling, and Processing; Quality Phlebotomy, Legal Issue in Phlebotomy, and Point-of-Care Testing. OSHA Requirements for Phlebotomists with safety training.


EKG 101: EKG Lec: 60/Lab: 16/Ext: 00 This course covers various cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing methods including 12-lead EKG procedures, obtaining a blood pressure, Holtor monitor, and medical terminology. CPR / AED and Fist Aid Certification.


CPR 101:  CPR/AED & First Aid Training Lec: 06/Lab: 10/Ext: 00 This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches chocking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam.  Following American Heart Association guidelines.


PHL 101: Venipuncture Lec: 20/Lab: 36/Ext: 00 This course focuses on the routine venipuncture procedure including the tools that are available, steps in the procedure, recommendations for venipuncture site choices as well as sites to avoid, pre-analytic errors, and safety issues. A blood test is only as good as the specimen that is collected.


EXT 104: Externship Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext: 228 Clinical externships are provided at acute care and long term living sites after completing on-campus lab sessions. Clinical externships provide students with hands on training with actual patients in the above stated settings. Such tasks include: vital signs, bathing, feeding, dressing, and toileting, and ambulation, bed making and assisting the patient with all activities of daily living.