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Advanced Patient Care Skills

Advanced Patient Care Skills Course

Prepare to Become a Patient Care Technician

If you have a current CNA license, you can increase your knowledge and train to work as a patient care technician in hospitals and other health care settings. Patient care technicians are part of a multidisciplinary team, caring for patients who require acute care as well as chronic care.

Advanced Patient Care Skills at HCC

In eight weeks, you can be ready for a new career as a patient care technician. For your convenience, this course is offered online and as an all-classroom experience. HCC’s partnerships with area hospitals, businesses, and organizations provide aspiring patient care technicians with unique opportunities for rewarding careers.

The entire course is 92 hours. You will earn 9.2 CEUs upon completion of the course.


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Advanced Patient Care Skills *Hybrid*

This HYBRID course prepares certified nursing assistants to work in hospitals and other health care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for patients who require acute care as well as chronic care. You will expand and deepen your skills in complex health care procedures including phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, glucose monitoring, intravenous therapy, wound care, and urinary catheterization. Textbook and workbook are included. No refund seven days prior to start date. 9.2 CEUs.

Requirements: You must have a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. For more information, email or call 443-518-4981.

Tuition: $1,255 (includes $670 in fees*)
Sat Feb 11-Mar 04 9AM-5PM Howard Hall 122 XH-653 7632 #8844
Tue Feb 21-Mar 14 9AM-5PM Howard Hall 122 XH-653 7653 #8845
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Advanced Pediatric Care Skills for the Nurse Assistant

This course is designed for CNA certified, Patient Care Technicians with an active CNA license who are ready to advance care skills as it relates to the pediatric patient. This course provides the opportunity to increase knowledge and training in performing skills routinely carried out in the pediatric hospital setting. A family-centered approach to care of babies and children is emphasized. The course includes an online component as well as mandatory skills/lab sessions in the classroom. No refunds seven days before start date. (HYBRID) Prerequisites include active CNA license plus successful completion of (XH-653 - PCT adult) 6.4 CEUs.

Spring course dates and times will be: 

Tuition: $1,280 (includes $705 in fees*)
Tue, Thu May 16-Jun 29 6PM-10PM Howard Hall 122 XH-640 7663 #8836
Section does not meet on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Section does not meet on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
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* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.
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