Healthcare Technician is a two-semester, nine-month program designed to give students the skills they need for the growing number of direct patient care positions available.
Program graduates will be able to help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. They also will be able to provide medical office support in clinics, physician’s offices, and other healthcare providers.
The program also prepares students to take the certified nursing assistant exam.
Job opportunities in all these areas are growing, and that growth is expected to continue. Labor market information shows the demand for workers in these fields is strong now and in the future.
Through 2020, the number of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is expected to grow by 12.9 percent.
In addition to training students for these important positions, the program allows graduates to transfer courses into WDT’s program in Medical Assisting, another growing healthcare field.
Healthcare Technician students will take coursework in patient care fundamentals, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical computer applications, electronic medical records, healthcare coding, funding and reimbursement, and other technical skills. This program also will provide education and training in soft skills such as communication and math.
This program is a great way to enter the growing healthcare field and prepare for even better things in the future.