About this course:
Patient Care Technician - DIP
The objective of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry as Patient Care Technicians. Students in the Patient Care Technician program are instructed in, among other things, patient assistance, geriatric care and nursing assistance. With a focus on patient care skills and life-long learning, graduates of this Diploma Program will be positioned to have the skills and dispositions needed to effectively meet workplace demands.
Prior to graduation, students are required to complete a 6-week clinical rotation in a health care setting, which provides hands-on training in the field. Clinical sites require students to have completed a criminal background check and medical examination and may also require a drug screen, proof of immunizations or other requirements.
Qualified graduates may take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) state certification exam through the Florida Board of Nursing or the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) exam offered by the National Center for Competency Training (NCCT). However, the College cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility to take these exams, pass these exams or that they will become licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing.
Eligibility may be affected by a variety of factors, including age, high school or GED credentials, and clearing a criminal background check. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire into and understand all eligibility requirements.
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