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Patient Care Technician - Jonesboro

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Patient Care Technician Program 
The Patient Care Technician program can prepare you to provide direct care to individuals in a variety of health care environments. You can gain technical expertise to provide effective clinical assistance to patients.

You can work alongside doctors and other health care professionals to oversee and monitor patients. Your education may combine basic medical knowledge and hands-on skills gathered in the classroom and laboratory.

Patient Care Technician Class Training
The Patient Care Technician program can provide you with training to perform clinical tasks such as:

  • Collecting blood
  • Performing electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Recording vital signs and patient treatments

You may receive instruction in anatomy and physiology, understanding body functions and related illnesses. You can also have a thorough understanding of medical terminology to aid in the collection and documentation of patient data.

Patient Care Career Opportunities
You can learn about the skills necessary to qualify for entry-level employment in a number of capacities. Job opportunities may be found in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities.

Upon completion of this program, you may be eligible to be certified in basic life support from the National Safety Council. You may also be eligible to take exams to become certified as Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technicians, and Phlebotomy Technicians.  

* Schedules subject to change. Program versions may vary by campus. Please contact the campus for current programs and schedules.

     
 

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Jonesboro Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, 53.1% completed within 100% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 100% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, 69.4% completed within 150% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 150% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here

 

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