Health Care Technology (HCT) at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College


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HCT 100 - Introduction to Health Care Occupations
Explores various career opportunities in the health care field and the relationships between various health-related occupations. Encourages career planning and decision making.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HCT 101 - Health Care Technician I
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 mutli-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 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
HCT 102 - Health Care Technician II
Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short term facilities. Prerequisite: HCT 101.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
HCT 110 - Therapeutic Communication in the Health Care Setting
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.
3 credits
HCT 119 - Advanced Health Care Technician
Applies advanced theory through practical experience for health care technician 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.
4 credits