Health Care Technology (HCT) at John Tyler Community College


         
 
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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.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-8 hours per week.
Prerequisite: HCT 101.
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 115 - Medication Administration Training
Prepares students to safely administer, or to assist in client self-administration of medications in specific settings. Includes practice. Meets curriculum requirements of the State Board of Nursing.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HCT 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits