Passing this examination is required to work as a Surgical Processing Technician in some states, including New Jersey and New York. Detailed, itemized information describing the required supplies and listing typical prices for each such item is available at Berkeley Store. Detailed, itemized information describing the required supplies and listing typical prices for each such item is available at Berkeley Store.Berkeley and/or Berkeley College.edu/gainful-employment/aas_health_sciences_pct_statistics_ Berkeley and/or Berkeley College.edu/gainful-employment/aas_health_sciences_spt_statistics_ Any required traditional textbooks and/or some required supplies are included as part of the charge for tuition and fees and will be distributed to students.Students are introduced to various body systems including the musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, and integumentary, as well as the special senses.Students are introduced to various body systems including the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems.Sample Program Sequence Through a program that provides a strong foundation in healthcare fundamentals and hands-on learning in simulated environments, students also learn necessary communication and interpersonal skills. Sample Program Sequence The Health Sciences Associate's degree program prepares students to meet the challenges of today’s complex healthcare environment through a combination of concentration-specific and general coursework.Students may select either a Patient Care Technician or Surgical Processing Technician concentration. Sample Program Sequence Students learn processes for maintaining medical instruments and devices that must be decontaminated, processed, sterilized, and distributed in hospitals and surgical centers. Students are able to select either a Patient Care Technician or Surgical Processing Technician concentration, based on their individual interests and career goals.
Students who wish to enhance their career opportunities can apply Patient Care Technician program credits toward the Berkeley College Health Sciences Associate in Applied Science degree program.
The minimum passing grade required for a Patient Care Technician (PCT) course is a C. In order to pass a PCT course that consists of both didactic and clinical/laboratory portions, students must receive at least a C for the didactic portion of the course and a P for the clinical/laboratory portion.
A failure in either the didactic or clinical/laboratory portion of a PCT course will result in a failing grade for the entire course.
Commonly used abbreviations and symbols will also be introduced.
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