Detroit’s MedCerts, an education provider of online career and certification training, has launched a Patient Care Technician program offering a self-paced online curriculum, on-the-job training, and certification exam preparation that meet the National Healthcareer Association’s standards.
The 27-week program includes 12 learning components that use 3-D virtual simulations and virtual interactions. The games provide final knowledge checks. Training also incorporates videos, and subjects include anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics, medical communications, medical records, patient preparation, medical terminology, safety and compliance, and basic laboratory procedures and tests.
“The product team at MedCerts continuously pushes the standards for e-learning career certification programs, and the content developed as part of this program raises the bar,” says Jason Aubrey, CEO of MedCerts. “The 3-D elements, interactive learning, and gamification give students training that pushes beyond what they would get in most traditional classroom settings.”
Participants are provided with a team of student success specialists, advisers, and coordinators throughout the program, which also includes a 160-hour clinical externship to gain real-world experience. Upon completion, participants will meet the training requirements for the Certified Patient Care Technician exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association.
MedCerts is a national training and job assistance school and offers certifications in health care, information technology, and other fields. Since 2009, it has trained more than 18,000 students.