Attendance and Participation

Students enrolled in the Patient Care Technician (PCT) program are expected to demonstrate a commitment and dedication to the healthcare profession through professional conduct that is consistent with the requirements needed to be successful in the healthcare industry. Healthcare is a profession that demands attention to detail and a commitment to caring for others who are in need of assistance and who are vulnerable without it. For this reason, students are expected to exemplify this level of professionalism in their school attendance and participation.

Clinical and Laboratory Class Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend all scheduled clinical and laboratory classes. In the event of a serious illness, death of a family member, or a major accident, students may be granted a one-time excused absence per term. Makeup time for missed clinical experiences will be determined at the discretion of the faculty and availability of clinical facilities. Students who have ANY unexcused absences or students who miss more than one (1) excused absence of clinical will be withdrawn from the course for failure to successfully meet clinical objectives.

A student failing either the didactic, clinical, or laboratory component of a patient care technician (PCT) course will fail the entire course. Failure of a PCT course is defined as any grade below the minimum progression requirement of C.

*Students are reminded of the mandatory C (70 percent) grade requirement for all PCT courses.