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Patient Care Technician Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend Mandatory information session

ENG-095 Writing Skills II
3

Completion of ENG-095 or higher placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
AHE-110 Principles of Clinical Practice
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

AHE-111 Patient Care Skills
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Co-requisites: AHE-106 and AHE-110

AHE-106 Nursing Assistant Practicum
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Co-requisites: AHE-110 and AHE-111

AHE-104 Understanding Human Behavior for Health Care Professionals
PSY-213 Human Growth and Development
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite for PSY-213: PSY-101

 

NHP-180 Medical Terminology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
AHE-201 Advanced Clinical Skills
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

The pre-requisite for AHE-201 is AHE-111 for students in the Patient Care Technician Certificate Program

Prerequisite: AHE-111 or AHE-112

AHE-204 Practicum Patient Care
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: AHE-111; Co-requisite: AHE-201

AHE-209 Practicum Seminar
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Co-requisite: AHE-204

OIM-102 Medical Computer Applications
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CIT-110 Applications and Concepts can also satisfy the OIM-102 requirement

Prerequisite:  Chair approval

Elective Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Perform direct patient care competently.
  • Perform basic computer skills.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, chronic care facilities, and the home environment as multi-skilled workers, patient care technicians, patient care associates, medical aides, certified nursing assistants, and home health aides. The program prepares students in Healthcare Provider CPR Certifications. Graduates are eligible to sit for certification exams for State Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide.