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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

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Patient Care Technician

Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in Patient Care Technician

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Patient Care Technician is a selective-admission program created for students who are interested in working in a clinical setting of the healthcare field. The program curricula has been aligned to meet the Department of Health and Hospital (DHH) and industry standards. Upon completion of obtaining the certificate, students will be eligible to take the NHA-EKG or Phlebotomy Exam (National Healthcare Association Electrocardiogram or Phlebotomy) and Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the Patient Care Technician program. Students who have not yet applied for admission to the program may still complete the required general education courses for the program. All courses applied to the certification must be passed with a ‘C’ or better. Developmental courses may not be applied to the degree. Courses are taken as a cohort. Students who do not satisfy the course requirements will not be eligible to progress and will require readmission into the program. Also, students will be required to complete the required externship hours to satisfy industry standards.

2021-2022 Program Guide: Patient Care Technician

2020-2021 Program Guide: Patient Care Technician

Interested?   Please complete the Contact Information Survey. Once complete, a representative from the Allied Health Department will contact you and you will receive an invitation for Open House Meetings.

Ready to Apply?      Step One: Complete the online RPCC Application for Admission

                                    Step 2: Complete the  Nursing and Allied Health Application process  

 Disclaimer: You will need to set up your student Lola account before logging in.  Select “I don’t know my password” to get started.

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