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Patient Care Technician
CP = Certificate of Proficiency

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Patient Care Technician is a one-semester program focusing on personal care, phlebotomy, and cardiac monitoring skills. Patient Care Technician students are provided the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in long-term care settings, physician clinics and acute care facilities. Each student will be allowed to work alongside other health care professionals and provide support as needed. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The Patient Care Technician will utilize effective communication skills within the healthcare setting.  
  • The Patient Care Technician will perform duties safely and effectively within their scope of practice.  
  • The Patient Care Technician will apply problem-solving skills as a healthcare team member to promote the health and wellness of the patient population under the direction of the supervising entity.  
  • The Patient Care Technician will demonstrate proper patient care with consideration of legal, ethical, and professional standards.

Related Careers

  • Acute and Chronic Care Facilities 
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic 
  • Community Health 
  • Public Health  
  • Long-term Care Settings 

Costs & Fees

  • Scrubs $40 
  • Stethoscope $15 


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