The certificate program includes topics such as the role of the Patient Care Assistant, medical terminology, basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, basic concepts of nutrition and diet therapy, and care skills for hospitalized patients.
Prospective students must be at least 18 years old, and have State-Tested Nurse Aide certification, and a high school diploma or GED.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Provide basic patient care in an acute care setting such as a hospital's general medical unit or surgical unit
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Patient Care Assistant (employers will require criminal background checks and a drug test)
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2017-2018 academic year
Patient Care Assistant Certificate (PCAC)
Program Prerequisites: AFL 085 Applications of College Reading and Writing and AFM 095 Foundations of Basic Algebra, or appropriate placement test scores, and MCH 130 Nurse Aide Training or currently in good standing on the Ohio State Nurse Aide registry.
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The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Daphne Robinson, BS, RHIT - Chair, Health Sciences Technology
Mary Meiser, RN, BSN, LNHA