Georgia Allied Health Institute – Excellence in Education Since 2003 GAHI
Patient Care Technician program
The Patient Care Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a patient care technician. Graduates will receive training in patient health care to include support for Adult daily living needs, EKG, cardiac circulation and blood pressure monitoring, phlebotomy and venipuncture skills. Students will learn skills in patient care assisting patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence while observing patient rights, as well as those needed to pass the National Certification for Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician and clinical medical assisting.
All prospective students must complete the TABE test and score an 6.0 or higher
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to perform the duties of a patient care technician to include:
To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the patient care skills and successfully complete the both externships. Graduates in this program will be qualified to find entry-level positions in doctor’s offices, hospitals, nursing and convalescent health care facilities.
TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 685
ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: 14 Weeks
*Indicates prerequisite exists. Student must complete the prerequisite course prior to entry into this course of have the instructor’s permission to enter the course.”