Seminole State will no longer offer the Patient Care Technician Program as of July 2014. Students who have these program plans are encouraged to visit with the career program advisors to determine other programs that meet their educational goals. The career program advisors can be reached at:

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V.C., Patient Care Assistant

Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: PCA-VC
CIP: 0351390202
Former CIP: 0317069902

This program is for students who want to obtain the skills necessary to work for a nursing home, home health agency, in a private home, or a healthcare facility other than a nursing home or students who are current Certified Nursing Assistants in the State of Florida who want to advance their skills for employment in a healthcare facility other than a nursing home.

State Boards of Nursing have a responsibility to protect the public. In carrying out this responsibility, Boards of Nursing reserve the right to deny licensure to anyone who has been convicted of a crime other than minor traffic violations. Pursuant to Section 456.0635, 435.04, and 316.193, Florida Statutes, the Florida Board of Nursing shall refuse to issue a license, certification or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been:

  • Convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendre (no contest) to a felony violation regardless of adjudication of chapters 409, 817 or 893, Florida Statutes; or 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 or 42 U.S.C. ss 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.
  • Terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent five years).
  • Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent five years).

Federal financial aid (FAFSA) cannot be used for this program. Seminole State College offers fee waivers to assist students with tuition costs. Students must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to Seminole State prior to applying for a fee waiver. Please contact the Career Program Advisor for Nursing for a fee waiver and other scholarship opportunities.

Total program hours: 290

Major Courses
Not availableHCP0020CPatient Care Assistant
This course is for students who are currently Certified Nursing Assistants in the state of Florida or who have successfully completed HCP 0121 and HCP 0332 and want to obtain the additional skills necessary to work in a healthcare facility other than a nursing home. Lab fee required. Students must complete HSC 0003 and HCP 0121C with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher to continue in this course.
Not availableHCP0121CNursing Assistant
This course is designed to provide classroom, nursing laboratory and clinical experiences for selected tasks related to personal hygiene, comfort and safety measures for residents in long-term care facilities. Resident care is performed under direct supervision of a registered instructor. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: TABE scores or TABE exemption-no minimum scores required.
Not availableHCP0332CAdvanced Home Health Aide
This course prepares Certified Nursing Assistants for employment in the home healthcare field. Current Florida Certified Nursing Assistants and students who successfully complete the Nursing Assistant program are eligible to enroll in HCP 0332C. The course will prepare students to deliver care to clients wishing to maintain their independence by remaining in their homes. The role of the Home Health Aide and legal and ethical considerations are discussed. Personal care, maintaining activities of daily living, food preparation and household management are included in the course. Lab fee required. Students must complete HSC 0003 and HCP 0121C with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher to continue in this course.
Not availableHSC0003Basic Healthcare Worker
This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery system. Topics include disease prevention and wellness promotion, guidelines for legal, ethical and moral practice and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the use of computers in healthcare including diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. Lab fee required.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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