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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
CAVIT students talking to young children and CAVIT student practicing her skills

Our Patient Care Program for

Program Highlights

  • Experience the passion of providing quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Perform personal care procedures including taking vital signs, transferring patients, and providing therapeutic treatments.
  • Practice health care techniques in a clinical environment using effective patient communication.

Career Focus

  • Students successfully completing the one year program have the opportunity to test for the direct care worker, CPR, and OSHA healthcare industry certifications. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Central Arizona College Allied Health college credit while attending the program at no cost if dual enrollment requirements are met.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body Mechanics
  • Emergency Care
  • Law and Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Communication
  • Personal Care and Grooming
  • Safety Measures
  • Standards Precautions
  • Vital Signs

    Patient Caregiver Entry Level Salary Range*

    • Hourly: $12.54–$15.47
    • Annual: $26,080–$32,100

    *Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

    Related Career Pathways

    • Certified or Licensed Nursing Assistant
    • Dietary Aide
    • Dialysis Technician*
    • Medical Office Manager*
    • Medical Research Specialist*
    • Nurse Practitioner*
    • Patient Transporter
    • Pediatrician*
    • Registered Nurse*

    *with additional education in this field.