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Patient Care Tech Graduates
Another group of locals recently graduated from EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Patient Care Tech program, a hot career in the healthcare field. If you or someone you know is interested in a flexible, in-demand career in healthcare, applications are being accepted now for the next session.
Congratulations to the 2014 graduates:
• Jennifer Johnson - Norwalk– Valedictorian, National Technical Honor Society
• Jeannette Rivera – Sandusky – Salutatorian
• Amanda Hinojosa – Norwalk – National Technical Honor Society
• Robyn Eagans - Sandusky
• Anne Jacobs - Tiffin
• Angelia Stempowski - Vermilion
Through hands-on training, classroom learning and real-world experience, students in this adult education program are prepared for a new career in a hospital, physician's office or other medical setting. As part of their practicum experience, the students had an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge and skills in the workplace setting at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Fisher Titus Medical Center and Promedica.
Students in the Patient Care Tech program learn skills including phlebotomy, EKG monitor, admin/office skills, helping patients with daily living skills and assisting with medical procedures. This year’s graduates are the second class in a row to have a 100% pass rate in all three credentials of the American Medical Technology and National Healthcare Association Certification Exam. The credentials are Patient Care Technician (CPCT), EKG Technician (CET) and Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT).
“These certifications are yet an additional tool demonstrating to an employer that a potential employee has attained knowledge, skills, and abilities based on national certification standards,” Patient Care Tech Coordinator Tonya Lloyd said.
“It was a difficult year, juggling school, work and family time, but it has been all worth it, said Salutatorian Jeannette Rivera of Sandusky. “I am so proud to be a student and graduate of EHOVE Adult Career Center.”
Jobs for Patient Care Techs are among the growing allied healthcare careers. Having both administrative and clinical training allows for more employable opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of patient care techs is expected to grow by 21 percent from 2012-2022, which is faster than average.
If you or someone you know would like to enroll for the next Patient Care Tech program, contact EHOVE Adult Career Center at (419) 499-4663 x280.
Front row (L-R): Anne Jacobs, Amanda Hinojosa, Angelia Stempowski. Back row: Robyn Eagans, Jeannette Rivera, and Jennifer Johnson.