Help your Students Jumpstart their Medical Careers

Provided by a Grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Rhodes State College is offering FREE college coursework in healthcare brought directly to your high school or career center!  This unique opportunity provides a health pathway for students to become certified as a Patient Care Technician which will provide real-life experience and increased earning potential as they continue toward their desired medical degrees. 

Become a host site for CCP eligible students to participate in the Rhodes State College Patient Care Technician Pathway!

Overview:  There is NO cost to the student or the school.  Rhodes State College will bring the instructor, supplies, equipment, and textbooks directly to you.  Since the lecture is online, the school or career center only needs to find two 1 ½ hour sessions per week or one 3 hour block of time for a Rhodes instructor to teach the lab component of the course.  The lecture is completely online.  The students receive college credit after successful completion of the course and are one step closer to a certificate in health care.  Start planning for Fall of 2022.

Student eligibility:  Applicants should be College Credit Plus Eligible based on State Guidelines.

Patient Care Technician Pathway: Five courses lead to the Patient Care Technician Certification. CCP eligible students can take the first course in the pathway and finish with Rhodes State College.  If sufficient student interest, Rhodes State College can teach the Patient Care Technician II course in the Spring of 2023 (no cost to the student or school/career center). Completion of all five courses enables the student to sit for the certification exam provided by the American Medical Certification Association.

  • Patient Care Technician I (4 credit hours)
  • Patient Care Technician II (4 credit hours)
  • Medical Terminology (2 credit hours)
  • Basic Human Structure and Function (3 credit hours)
  • Medical Law and Ethics (2 credit hours)

What will students learn in Patient Care Technician I:

  • Lab testing
  • Nutrition
  • Specimen Collection
  • Infection Control
  • Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment
  • Patient Interviewing Skills
  • Charting

For more information: contact Kitt Horn, Dean of K-12 partnerships, (419) 230-2497 or