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Physical Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

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Physical Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Physical Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#36041

The School of Continuing Education’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to start a career as a Physical Therapy Aide. The program will teach students how to assist patients with a variety of injuries under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Physical Therapy Aides also have the responsibilities for completing non-technical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients under the direction of the physical therapist. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in hospitals, nursing care facilities, sports rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities. Students must pass both courses in order to receive their Physical Therapy Aide certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify and discuss modalities and procedures related to orthopedic disorders.
  • Students will demonstrate the basic components of rehabilitation.
  • Students will interpret medical terms for a broad range of body systems and medical conditions.
  • Students will construct sentences using medical terms used in diagnosing medical conditions.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Physical Therapist Assistants

      Physical Therapist Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 31-2021.00

      Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $43.63

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,682.48
      Annual Job Openings
      1,149

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Physical Therapist Aides

      Physical Therapist Aides

      SOC Career Code: 31-2022.00

      Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $20.40

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $29,924.74
      Annual Job Openings
      1,212

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Physical Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #36041

    The School of Continuing Education’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to start a career as a Physical Therapy Aide. The program will teach students how to assist patients with a variety of injuries under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Physical Therapy Aides also have the responsibilities for completing non-technical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients under the direction of the physical therapist. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in hospitals, nursing care facilities, sports rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities. Students must pass both courses in order to receive their Physical Therapy Aide certificate.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will identify and discuss modalities and procedures related to orthopedic disorders.
    • Students will demonstrate the basic components of rehabilitation.
    • Students will interpret medical terms for a broad range of body systems and medical conditions.
    • Students will construct sentences using medical terms used in diagnosing medical conditions.

      Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC HTH12
    Medical Terminology
    VOC PT81
    Physical Therapy Aide

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220