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College Catalog: Course Listings: Health Care Technology

HCT 101 – Health Care Technician I
Teaches basic care skills with emphasis on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients. Covers procedures, communications and interpersonal relations; observation, charting and reporting; care planning, safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology, nutrition and patient feeding; ethics, death and dying. Prepares mutli-skilled health care workers to care for patients of various ages with special emphasis on geriatric nursing, home health, long and short term care facilities.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

HCT 102 – Health Care Technician II
Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short term facilities. Prerequisite: HCT 101.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

HCT 115 – Medication Administration Training
Prepares students to safely administer, or to assist in client self-administration of medications in specific settings. Includes practice. Meets curriculum requirements of the State Board of Nursing.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

HCT 190 – Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
1 credit at PDCCC