Code: F_CER_PCTE

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Loveland, and Westminster Campus

Patient Care Technician - EMS

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) certificate is a two semester program designed to prepare students for entry-level work in a variety of healthcare or emergency medical service environments, such as fire departments, ambulance companies or emergency room facilities. Patient Care Technicians care for patients under the supervision of a doctor or nurse. This certificate in Patient Care Technician (PCT) will concentrate on Emergency Medical Services for a total of 24 credits and two semesters in length. This certificate is comprised of didactic and experiential teaching, as well as clinical placements in the healthcare or emergency medical services field. Once students complete the requirements of the Patient Care Technician program, they're eligible to take the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) exam through the National Center for Competency Testing.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EMS 121EMT Fundamentals

3

EMS 122EMT Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 123EMT Trauma Emergencies

2

EMS 124EMT Special Considerations

2

EMS 170EMT Clinical

1

 

HPR 190Basic EKG Interpretation

2

HPR 200Advanced ECG Interpretations

2

EMS 130EMT Intravenous Therapy

2

Select one (1) credit of EMS or HPR coursework

1

 

HPR 101Customer Service in Healthcare

2

HPR 116Computers in Health Care

1

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 24

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