Health Professions – Patient Care Technician

The Health Professions, Patient Care Technician program, at SUN Tech helps you to understand the theory, or “the why” something is performed, and teaches the practical skills required to prepare you for a career in the health field. This college level curriculum will help you learn the responsibilities of a professional Patient Care Technician or Emergency Medical Technician and have the potential opportunity to perform skills learned as you deliver quality patient care at our clinical affiliations. Potential clinical affiliations include our local community hospital, medical offices, dialysis clinics, or phlebotomy laboratory. You will learn the importance of commitment to other members of the health care team. Preparation is primarily in a simulated work environment combined with clinical application.

The skills taught in the Health Professions Program you will use on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to earn either a Patient Care Technician certification, or Emergency Medical Technician, which is valuable whether you choose to enter the work force immediately after graduation or further your education. You can also earn transferable college credits while completing the health curriculum at SUN Tech.

Skills Learned:

Medical Terminology & Abbreviations

In-depth Anatomy & Physiology lessons

Vital Signs

Performing activities of daily living (bedmaking, dressing/undressing, feeding, assisting

with hygiene, walking/transferring, etc.)

Phlebotomy/ Intravenous insertions

Injections- Intramuscular, Intradermal, Subcutaneous

Pharmacology (understanding medications & administration)

Insertion/Removal Urinary catheters

Electrocardiograms & identification of rhythms


Requirements (Prior to the first day of school):

PA-Criminal Records Check ACT 34

FBI Act 141 Federal Fingerprinting

Physical Exam & Immunization Record

TB (Tuberculosis) Test

Medical grade scrub uniform


Preferred Pre-Requisites (at home districts is possible):

Anatomy & Physiology

Medical Terminology


Post-Secondary Opportunities

Penn College Dual Enrollment Credits:

Medical Terminology (MTR 104) 3 credits


Certifications based on pathway:

Patient Care Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

BLS Health Care Provider

Heartsaver First Aide

Heatsaver AED

Heartsaver CPR


Program of Study

Health Professions – Patient Care Technician is a SOAR approved program of study. This means that successful completion of this program earns you college credits that can be transferred to participating state colleges and universities.

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Program Uniform

This program requires specific program attire. Information will be provided from the instructor on the uniform requirements.