General Technology - Patient Care Technician

Graduates of the Patient Care Technician program must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

Required Courses


Minimum 18 credit hours  
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
  Elective Natural Science/Math 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
AHS 145 Electrocardiography 2.0
AHS 163 Long Term Care 5.0
AHS 170 Fundamentals of Disease 3.0
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1.0
AHS 139 Principles of Expanded Patient Care 3.0
AHS 176 Patient Care Clerical Principles 4.0
AHS 141 Phlebotomy 3.0
AHS 142 Phlebotomy II 2.0
AHS 175 Multi-Skilled Clinical Practicum 4.0
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
MGT 201 Human Resource Management 3.0
MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques 3.0
AHS 205 Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professions 3.0
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 76.0

Updated 5/6/2017

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • Beginning Fall 2018, students in health science and nursing majors will participate in the CAREplan: the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Advising for these students on the Greenwood Campus will be available by appointment in the CARE Planning Center in Suite 149-A. Advisors will be available to assist students with developing Degree Plans, learning about various health science and nursing programs, and understanding program requirements and secondary program application processes. Visit for more details.

  • Students who are pursuing or have earned a Certificate in Patient Care may complete additional general education courses and classes in a secondary technical specialty, as outlined above, to earn an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

  • Click here for information about the Patient Care Certificate.

Notes about individual classes

  • The English required for this program is ENG 101.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.

  • The math required for this program is MAT 102.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102.  (Note that other math courses, including MAT 155, MAT 170, MAT 171, MAT 120 and higher-level math classes may be substituted for MAT 102.)

  • Information about CPT 101: CPT 101 uses Office 2016. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101.  An exemption test is available for students who are skilled in Microsoft office software.  Please contact Menka Brown for more information about the exemption test.  College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

  • Developmental and transitional classes, if needed, should be taken first.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

  • Students may take general education and secondary specialty classes toward an associate degree in General Technology while waiting to start Patient Care coursework.


  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.

  • You may contact Quenithia White for information about this program.

  • Please email if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 3/2018.