Patient Care Technician

Advisory Committee Members

Anna Hinojosa, RN, MSN - Chief Nursing Officer, Knapp Hospital  
Jona Klassen, RN - Director of Nursing, South Texas Behavioral Center
Diana Garza, RN - Director of Nursing, Legend Transitional Care Center
Libby Smith, BSN, MBA - Director of Nursing, McAllen Heart Hospital 
Macario Villarreal, Director of Nursing Operations, Retama Manor Health and Rehab 
Martha Torres Saldivar, RN, BSN, MHA, Starr County Memorial Hospital 
Yolanda Rebeles, Knapp Medical Center  
Teresa Johnson,  South Texas Health System  
Gloria Vela, Director of Education, South Texas Health System

Ex-Officio Members

Claudia Tovar PTC Secretary
Marino Alfred Acevedo, Program Chair, ADN 
Elizabeth Hernandez, Professional  & Workforce Education, South Texas College
Lori Trevino, Continuing Education Operations, South Texas College
Maggie Handy, RN - Assistant Chair, South Texas College
Margo Ayala, MSN, RN,  VN -  Assistant Chair, South Texas College
Nora Martinez, DNP, RN, FNP-BC - Assistant Chair, South Texas College 
Christie Candelaria, EdD,MA, RN, CCRNK, CNE - A.D.N. Program Chair, South Texas College

Patient Care Technician Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit 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