Healthcare Technician II
Enhance Your Skills!
Students who return for a second year in Healthcare Technician II can either prepare themselves to enter the workforce directly, or enhance their college experience with more exploration in the healthcare industry.
Second year classes are focused on advanced skills and are open to students who have successfully completed Healthcare Technician I or Dental Occupations. This course is offered in a rotation format.
During each rotation, students will enhance their clinical skills using simulated workplace scenarios while training on commonly used medical office and laboratory equipment. Foundational concepts of critical thinking will be developed and strengthened, and interactive patient assessment simulations assist in categorizing normal and / or abnormal findings. Students will also gain experience with common medical procedures, medication administration, venipuncture (phlebotomy), EKG interpretation, and medical terminology.
Rotations give students an in-depth look at the body, its structure and function—which supports understanding of how the body’s systems work together, how they are affected by disease processes, and how normal body functions are maintained.
Eligible students will also have the option of an independent on-line course study to obtain a Pharmacy Technician certification (subject to instructor approval and eligibility criteria).
Upon completion of the program, achieving students will be prepared to take the national credential exam to become a Patient Care Technician.
Pre-requisite: Completion of Health Tech 1 with grade of 80% or higher
Employability skills: Excellent attendance, flexibility, able to work in groups and independently
Task planning, time management and organizational skills; average clerical skills; detail oriented
Curriculum for PCT includes: Body Structure & Function, Medical Terminology, Phlebotomy, EKG
Ability to take initiative and adapt to change
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Eager, highly motivated to complete moderately accelerated curriculum
Strong academic ability in Math and Science; Textbook and material is written at college level
Those interested and meet criteria can also take additional on-line Pharmacy Tech as an independent stu
Connie Vaderconnie.firstname.lastname@example.org(517) 990-6638Amy Uphaus(517) 990-8005
Ferris State University
Washtenaw Community College
Career Credentials & Certifications
Patient Care Technician
Pharmacy Technician (optional)