Patient Care Technician

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will demonstrate communication, conflict resolution and teamwork skills.

2. Students will demonstrate adherence to ethical principles and legal guidelines in the delivery of patient care.
3. Students will demonstrate competent patient care skills and interventions to safeguard patient, staff and family member safety.
4. Students will demonstrate effective infection control practice.
5.  Students will demonstrate competency providing patient cared utilizing medical equipment.

6.  Students will obtain certification in Texas Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG technician and Patient Care Technician.

Advisory Committee Members

Anna Hinojosa, RN, MSN - Chief Nursing Officer, Knapp Hospital  
Janete Sheiner, PhD, MSN, RN, GNP, CCRN-K - Executive VP & Chief Nursing Officer, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Kathy Dassler, MS, RN - Chief Nursing Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Kennetha Foster, MSN, RN - Chief Nursing Officer, South Texas Health System - McAllen Medical Center
Macario Villarreal - Director of Nursing, Retama Manor
Martha Saldivar, BSN, RN, MHA - Chief  Nurse Executive, Starr County Memorial Hospital 
Romeo Valadares - Administrator, Presidente Home Care

Ex-Officio Members

Elizabeth Hernandez, Program Developer & Coordinator, Continuing Education Operations, South Texas College
Maggie Handy, RN - Assistant Chair, South Texas College
Margo Ayala DNP, RN, VN - Program Chair, South Texas College
Marino Alfred Acevedo, PhD, RN ADN Program Chair, ADN 
Annette Wingate DNP, RN - Program Chair, RN-to-BSN Program
Sharon Rice RN – Program Chair, PCT
Nora Martinez, DNP, RN, FNP-BC - Assistant Chair, South Texas College 

Patient Care Technician Certificate


Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
NURA 1401 Nurse Aide for Health Care 4
NURA 1160 Clinical I 1
NUPC 1320 Patient Care Technician/Assistant 3
PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy 3
ECRD 1211 Electrocardiography 2
NUPC 1360 CAPSTONE: Clinical II 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16