Multi-Level Patient Care Technician Certificate
Work together with doctors, nurses, and other providers to offer vital patient care.
Patient Care Technicians work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to oversee and monitor patients. As vital members of the healthcare team, they provide direct patient care and comfort measures, take vital signs, collect specimens, and much more. Patient Care Technicians who are multi-skilled and cross-trained in venipuncture, electrocardiography, long-term care, home healthcare, and medication procedures enjoy much broader responsibilities and advancement opportunities.
Graduates of the Multi-Level Patient Care Technician program are eligible to sit for a variety of certification examinations, including:
- Certified Patient Care Technicians (CPCT)
- Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
- Certified Electrocardiography (CET)
- Certified Phlebotomy (CPT)
- Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- A strong foundation in both the theory and techniques of patient care
- Hands-on learning in on-site Multi-Level Patient Care Technician laboratories that simulate the clinical environment
- Opportunities to practice communication and interpersonal skills needed for developing a rapport with colleagues and patients
- Valuable, practical experience gained through the completion of a Patient Care Practicum at off-campus healthcare facilities, under the supervision of instructors and professional practitioners
- Eligibility to sit for numerous healthcare certification examinations
The following are Multi-Level Patient Care Technician Certificate program statistics for New Jersey. This program is expected to begin in 2013, subject to regulatory approvals and other circumstances. Berkeley reserves the right to modify programs and plans as it deems appropriate.
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Q: How much will this program cost me to complete?
A: If you begin this program in 2013, your estimated total costs for the entire program are:
Tuition and fees:
Books and supplies:
On-campus room & board:
Q: What's included?
Program costs include tuition, administrative and technology fees, background check where appropriate, and the cost of the first certification/licensure examination. Living expenses, such as room, board, and transportation, can vary considerably and are not included in the figures above. Berkeley College does not require students to live on campus.
Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may be eligible to borrow federal loans and private educational loans, and participate in institutional financing plans.
Because this is a new program, there are no relevant statistics concerning student loan debt.
Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?
This 55-credit program is designed to be completed in four academic quarters over 12 months.
Because this is a new program, there are no relevant statistics concerning program completion.