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Health Professions Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Patient Care Technician

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The Patient Care Technician basic certificate provides the educational background required for pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. The curriculum is geared to prepare students for the National Healthcare Association’s (NHA) PCT Certification examination. The program focuses on student development in the following competencies: Patient Care, Compliance, Safety, and Professional Responsibility, Infection Control, Phlebotomy, and ECG. Upon completion of the BC, students will demonstrate that they can deliver safe, culturally-competent, and evidence-based patient care.

To learn more about the PCT Basic Certificate Program, contact Director Delsol at ddelsol@ccc.edu.

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0396

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

16  CH

Select one of the following Biology (0023) courses:

116 Anatomy and Physiology...................................4 CH        
   
OR    

121 Biology I.............................................................5 CH   

   
Biology
BIOLOGY 116
Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology 4
An introduction to human structure and function, from cellular structures to organ systems, with emphasis on scientific processes and common laboratory techniques. Writing assignments, appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or successfully completing Biology 120 with a grade of “C” or higher, or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
BIOLOGY 121
Biology I 5
Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function and processes. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Health Professions
HEAPRO 101
Patient Care Technician Training 6
This course is designed for students interested in allied health fields. The course introduces students to the healthcare delivery system, health professions, primary patient care, fundamental clinical skills and healthcare communications. Safety, healthcare professionalism, employability skills, basic infection control, HIPPA, and OSHA are also included. The course will prepare individuals to accurately perform electrocardiograms as a supportive diagnostic procedure. Basic arrhythmia recognition will be taught to enable the student to recognize familiar ECG patterns including major life threatening rhythms. Additionally, the student will learn basic venipuncture techniques and human specimen management for diagnostic purposes. The course will consist of theory and lab experience to promote competence. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and admissions to the Patient Care Technician Program.
Offered at: Malcolm X
HEAPRO 102
Health Career Studies 3
This course introduces students to the integral knowledge and professional skills required to be successful in healthcare careers. It prepares students for the rigor of healthcare career programs. It emphasizes understanding of the professional culture, retention and application of key foundational skills for professional healthcare practice, application of health information technology, and demonstrating cultural competence in interactions with others. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 096 or consent of Program Director or Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

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