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HCT 101: Health Care Technician I (4 cr.) — 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 multi-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 8 hours per week for eight weeks. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible and completion of MTE 1-2 or satisfactory completion on an appropriate proficiency examination. *MTE 1-4 is preferred if student desires progression in nursing programs. High school graduation or GED required. Co-requisite: HCT 102.

HCT 102: Health Care Technician II (3 cr.) — Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short term facilities. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible and completion of MTE 1-2. High school graduation or GED required. Co-requisite: HCT 101. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.

HCT 110: Therapeutic Communication in the Health Care Setting (3 cr.) — Develops therapeutic relationship, communication and culture, problem solving electronic communication, techniques in therapeutic communication and blocks to therapeutic communication. Addresses assertiveness, anger, and managing team conflict. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HCT 101 and HCT 102 or equivalent.

HCT 119: Advanced Health Care Technician (4 cr.) — Applies advanced theory through practical experience for health care technicians in home health, long and short term health care facilities. Teaches care of clients with emphasis on charting infection control, activities, nutrition, speech and physical therapy. Prerequisite: HCT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

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