Patient Care Technician (Formerly MST)

The Patient Care Technician Program focuses on building a complete and solid foundation for students in classroom theory, lab, and hands-on clinical components. Students will become competent in basic patient care skills; learn basic review the key concepts of anatomy and physiology; cardiac function; performing EKG; phlebotomy; basic nursing care; nutrition; therapeutic communication; and critical thinking.

The Patient Care Technician Program focuses on building a complete and solid foundation for students in classroom theory, lab, and hands-on clinical components. Students will become competent in basic patient care skills; learn basic review the key concepts of anatomy and physiology; cardiac function; performing EKG; phlebotomy; basic nursing care; nutrition; therapeutic communication; and critical thinking.


Degree/Certificate:

Employment Opportunities

Individuals prepared through the Patient Care Technician program may seek employment in acute care hospitals, sub-acute care facilities, outpatient laboratories, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and various medical providers.

Please note: clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be awarded per the discretion of the clinical facility.

Admission Requirements (to be completed prior to registration)

  • Students must come in to Camden County College’s office of Workforce Training & Continuing Education to pick-up a registration packet. Online registration will not be accepted for this program.
  • Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • Students must be 18 years of age.
  • Students must maintain their own health insurance.
    Forms for Physical/Immunities/Background check/Liability will be provided at the scheduled information session.
  • Students will maintain their own liability insurance.
  • Student physical must be completed by doctor or nurse practitioner indicating they are in good health and meet the requirements for the course. We cannot accept physicals that were completed over six months ago.
  • Students are expected to have several immunizations or be immune prior to registration. This can be done at your doctor’s office.
  • Students must have a 7 panel drug test completed prior to registration.
  • Students must have a 2-step PPD. The PPD must consist of the following:
    Students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return within 48-72 hours to have it read by their practitioner. The second PPD must be completed within 7-21 days after the 1st and read within 48-72 hours. There must be proof from your doctor’s office of completion of both. PPD’s are good
    for one year.
  • Students must pass criminal background check.
  • Students are required to attend every class, lab and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who violate this requirement.
  • In addition to class time, clinical is pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinical may be at a different day or time than the class hours and students must be flexible in meeting this requirement.
  • Students are responsible in purchasing the required textbook and uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the time of registration.
  • Students are expected to be professional while attending class, lab and clinical setting. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the class, lab and clinical site and the program without refund.
  • No information session is required for admission to this program.

Additional information

CTI Code

CE.ALH 056

Hours

183

CEU

18.3