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.
Medical Terminology & Abbreviations
In-depth Anatomy & Physiology lessons
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
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
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.
This program requires specific program attire. Information will be provided from the instructor on the uniform requirements.