May 24, 2018  
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Addendum


Programs and Courses

VET 265 was added to the catalog on 5/24/17.
Veterinary Technology AAS added VET 265 to its curriculum on 5/24/17.
COMM 295P was changed to a variable hour course on 4/20/17.
Psychology AS and AA TTP added an additional natural science to the general education area on 4/20/17.
MPM 270 changed its pre-requisites to reflect the HIMT common curriculum changes on 4/20/17.

Medical Laboratory Technology AAS 2018-2019 

The Medical Laboratory Technology AAS underwent curriculum realignment during 2017. Students admitted for Summer 2018 will follow the program as listed below.

This program is designed to provide general education, natural science and medical laboratory science education courses necessary for entry-level professional preparation in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT). Medical Laboratory Technicians perform laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat and monitor patients. Program graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations and make application for Tennessee Licensure as Medical Laboratory Technicians. 

Admission to the program is limited and on a competitive basis. The application deadline is in March of each year. Class selection and notification is completed in April from applicants who complete all prerequisites by the end of the Spring Semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher. In order to be eligible for admission into the MLT program, students must successfully complete all the required 16 hours of general education courses, MLAB 1301, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2230 (or CHEM 1030 or higher), and one of the elective options listed below. Once students are admitted to the program, graduation from the program requires three consecutive semesters of intensive full-time study beginning in May of each year. The MLT program classes do not necessarily follow the regular College calendar. All MLT courses except clinical practicums are taught at the main campus in Gallatin, TN.  For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees section in the catalog.

Program accreditation has been granted through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 www.naacls.org (847) 939-3597).

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)


Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (51)


Electives


Choose one course from the following:

Total Degree Requirements Credits: (67)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

 

Physical Therapist Assistant - A.A.S.

The Phyiscal Therapist Assistant AAS underwent curriculum realignment during 2017. Students admitted for Summer 2018 will follow the program as listed below.

The program below is pending final TBR approval.

General Education Requirements - Credits (17)

 

  • BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ENGL 1010 English Composition I
  • PSYC 1030 General Psychology
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (Recommend PHIL 1040) (3)

Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (52)

  • AHC 101 Career Exploration in Physical Therapy (1)
  • AHC 115 Medical Terminology
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  • MATH 1130 College Algebra
  • OR
     
  • MATH 1710 Pre-calculus I (College Algebra)
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  • AHC 1100 Physical Science for the PTA (3)
  • PTAT 2100 Introduction to Physical Therapy (1)
  • PTAT 2210 Kinesiology for the PTA I (2)
  • PTAT 2220 Kinesiology for the PTA II (2)
  • PTAT 2280 Seminar for the PTA (2)
  • PTAT 2440 Biophysical Agents for the PTA (4)
  • PTAT 2460 Patient Care Skills for the PTA (4)
  • PTAT 2492 Integrated Clinical Education (4)
  • PTAT 2493 Terminal Clinical Education I (4)
  • PTAT 2494 Terminal Clinical Education II (4)
  • PTAT 2510 Musculoskeletal Conditions and Treatment for the PTA (5)
  • PTAT 2520 Neuromuscular Conditions and Treatment for the PTA (5)
  • PTAT 2530 Medical Surgical Conditions and Treatment for the PTA (5)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (69)

Computer Literacy Requirement

See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements
 

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career
Beginning Salary
Experienced Salary
Physical Therapist Assistant
$35,530
$72,060

 
 

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.
 

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13)

  • AHC 115 Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • MATH 1130 College Algebra
  • OR
     
  • MATH 1710 Pre-calculus I (College Algebra)
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  • PSYC 1030 General Psychology

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

  • AHC 101 Career Exploration in Physical Therapy (1)
  • AHC 1100 Physical Science for the PTA (3)
  • BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ENGL 1010 English Composition I
  • PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics

First Year - Summer Semester (12)

  • PTAT 2100 Introduction to Physical Therapy (1)
  • PTAT 2210 Kinesiology for the PTA I (2)
  • PTAT 2460 Patient Care Skills for the PTA (4)
  • PTAT 2530 Medical Surgical Conditions and Treatment for the PTA (5)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

  • PTAT 2220 Kinesiology for the PTA II (2)
  • PTAT 2440 Biophysical Agents for the PTA (4)
  • PTAT 2492 Integrated Clinical Education (4)
  • PTAT 2510 Musculoskeletal Conditions and Treatment for the PTA (5)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

  • PTAT 2280 Seminar for the PTA (2)
  • PTAT 2493 Terminal Clinical Education I (4)
  • PTAT 2494 Terminal Clinical Education II (4)
  • PTAT 2520 Neuromuscular Conditions and Treatment for the PTA (5)