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Vidalia Campus
Library: Room 143, Administration Building, 912-538-3132
Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Computer Lab: Room 803, Gillis Building
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Swainsboro Campus
Room 2301, Instructional Building
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
478-289-2322

All campus libraries are closed between semesters.

Text Us @ 912-388-0343

For more information:

Jane Summey
Director of Library Services
Swainsboro Campus: Monday, Tuesday
Vidalia Campus: Wednesday, Thursday
(912) 538-3209
jsummey@southeasterntech.edu

Leah Dasher
Librarian
Vidalia Campus
(912) 538-3186
ldasher@southeasterntech.edu

Melany Bowen
Assistant Librarian, Evening
Vidalia Campus
(912)538-3132
mbowen@southeasterntech.edu

Cassandra Hall
Assistant Librarian, Day
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322
chall@southeasterntech.edu

Kaye Wickstrom
Assistant Librarian, Evening
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322
kwickstrom@southeasterntech.edu

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General Education & Learning Support

The General Education and Learning Support Department is committed to preparing students for success in their program of study and providing foundational skills necessary for lifelong learning and success in the workplace.

The General Education Department includes the following courses:

American Literature
Biology
Chemistry
College Success and Survival Skills
Economics
English

Job Acquisition Skills
Mathematics
Psychology
Sociology
Speech


General Education & Learning Support Faculty

Health Sciences

Qualified health care professionals are essential in today's society. Southeastern Technical College's Health Sciences division currently offers degree, diploma and certificate programs in health care. These programs provide classroom instruction, as well as laboratory and/or clinical experiences, to make certain that students obtain the most current skills in their chosen health profession. Students interested in Health Sciences programs may obtain admission requirements information from the Admissions office.

General Education Core Competencies

The overall goal of a college education is to help students become productive citizens. The General Education core contributes to this concept by providing a variety of learning experiences which ensure that graduates are intellectually prepared for lifelong learning.
Southeastern Tech has identified the following general education core competencies that graduates will attain.

  • The ability to utilize standard written English.
  • The ability to solve practical mathematical problems.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  • The ability to utilize basic computer skills.

All students pursuing a degree, a diploma, or a Technical Certificate of Credit with a General Education component will be required to pass the General Education Competency Exams prior to graduation.

Technical Standards and Clinical Requirements for Health Sciences Education

Southeastern Technical College has a moral and ethical responsibility to select, educate, and graduate competent and safe students/practitioners. The College has identified technical standards critical to the success of students in the Health Sciences programs. These standards are designed not to be exclusionary, but to establish performance expectations that will enable students to provide safe professional practice with or without reasonable accommodations. All students enrolled in a Health Sciences program will be asked to review the provided technical standards and clinical requirements and sign a form certifying they have read, understand, and are able to meet the standards and requirements as follows. The Health Sciences programs are prepared to provide reasonable accommodations to accepted students who have documented disabilities. Students with disabilities who wish to request accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must follow the College's procedures outlined in the Student Affairs section of the catalog upon enrollment in program courses.

  1. Ability to work in a clinical setting eight to 12 hours a day performing physical tasks requiring physical energy without jeopardizing patient, self, or colleague safety.*
  2. Possess fine and gross motor function necessary to perform patient care activities with the ability to frequently reach, lift, and use manual dexterity in the manipulation and operation of equipment, accessories, as well as for the use/creation of immobilization devices.*
  3. Ability to assist in the transporting, moving, lifting, and transferring of patients weighing up to 450 pounds from a wheelchair or stretcher, to and from beds, treatment tables, chairs, etc.*
  4. Ability to lift devices (weighing up to 50 pounds).
  5. Ability to communicate clearly (verbal, written, nonverbal, and technically), with all members of the health care team and patients (documented by satisfactory completion of general education requirements).
  6. Possess sufficient visual and aural acuity to observe lectures, demonstrations and clinical situations in the practice of health care professions. This is necessary to report visual observations of patients and equipment operations as well as to read patient's medical records and medical information. Aural acuity must be adequate enough to hear the patient during all phases of care as well as to perceive and interpret equipment signals. Tactile and somatic senses must be intact to provide appropriate responses and intervention.*
  7. Possess the emotional health required for full use of the intellectual abilities, demonstration of good judgment, prompt and safe completion of all responsibilities, and development of mature and effective relationships with faculty, classmates, preceptors, and patients. Must be able to work cooperatively with others, adapt to rapidly changing environments, think clearly, and tolerate physically and mentally challenging workloads under stressful situations. Additionally, students must demonstrate moral reasoning and ethical behaviors.*
  8. Have sufficient problem-solving skills to include measuring, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing with the ability to perform these skills in a timely fashion. Periodic examinations, both written and practical, are an essential component of the Health Sciences curriculum. In order to progress through the curriculum, students must successfully fulfill examination requirements (documented by meeting program admission status).
  9. Must demonstrate clinical competency. The process of evaluation of the clinical performance is an essential component of the curriculum and participation in clinical experiences and evaluation are required.

* Documented by physical exam.

Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogen Exposure

An inherent risk with any health science profession is the possibility for exposure to bloodborne and infectious diseases. Southeastern Technical College's Exposure Control Plan is designed to provide the faculty and students with recognition of tasks, procedures, and activities which present the potential for occupational exposure to blood- and air-borne pathogens and a means of eliminating or minimizing exposures in the performance of their instructional duties or activities. Each Health Sciences program at Southeastern Technical College follows all state and federal regulations for the protection of faculty, students, patients, and staff. A complete manual of our compliance policies and procedures is available in each classroom and laboratory or upon request.

Basic Clinical Requirements and Costs

Most health science programs include the following requirements prior to beginning courses that involve clinical or laboratory training. However, some program requirements may vary slightly and cost ranges are estimates and are subject to change. Additional program specific requirements will be provided in the individual program area.

Uniform Costs: up to $300
Liability Insurance: $12 per year (EMT/Paramedic- $47 per fiscal year)
Physical Exam: $100-$150
Dental Exam: up to $150 (Dental Hygiene/Surgical Technology)
MMR Vaccination: $64
Measles Titer: $20
Mumps Titer: $20
Rubella Titer: $20
Varicella titer: $20
Hepatitis B Titer: $20
Special Note: A single charge may apply to more than one titer being drawn at the same time.
Varicella Vaccination: $117
TB Test: $40 (two-step PPD)
Tdap: $50 (May be less if you qualify for a reduced rate)
Hepatitis B Series: $264
Twin Rx (Hep B & A): $163 for 3 shot series (this option may be chosen instead of the Hepatitis B Series)
Forensic Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check conducted by PreCheck: approximately $84.50
Respiratory N95 Mask Fitting: $20
Cogent Background: $52.90
AHA BLS CPR and FA certification (required and to remain current throughout the programs): $50.00
Annual Influenza vaccine: $25.00
CPR Mask: $9.00

Special Note: Conviction of a felony would prevent a Health Sciences program student from participating in any clinical experience. Furthermore, other negative background check information (misdemeanors included) may also prevent clinical participation. If a student is unable to complete the clinical component, they will be dropped from the enrolled clinical course and the program. More specific information regarding this issue may be found in your program's student handbook. Additionally, conviction of a felony could make a student ineligible to take the licensing exam(s) required by the profession upon graduation. Early notification to the appropriate board may be required. Program faculty will provide information about this procedure, if applicable.

Allied Health Math Applications - ALMA 1000 Requirement

The ALMA 1000 course is an institutional non-credit course that will assist specific Health Science program students succeed in their chosen program of study. Beginning FALL 2013, ALMA 1000 is a requirement for all new students entering the College who are pursuing a specific Health Science program study track.  Health Science students should consult their advisor and/or their Health Science program catalog listing for specific program admission requirements.

Students, who change from one Health Science program to another Health Science program or from a Non-Health Science Program track to a Health Science program track after SUMMER 2013, are required to take ALMA 1000. Students who transfer to the college for enrollment beginning FALL 2013 or later are required to take ALMA 1000 effective FALL 2013. 

Health Science students who enrolled in the College prior to FALL 2013, who are not required to take ALMA 1000, may choose to enroll in the ALMA 1000 course. If a student who is not required to take ALMA 1000 chooses to enroll in the ALMA 1000 course, they will be required to pass the course with a “C” or higher to be eligible for admission into their specific Health Science program of study.  Successful completion of ALMA 1000 with a “C” or better is required within three consecutive semesters (1 year) immediately prior to the students’ specific program admission. *  

ALMA 1000 will not affect the student’s Hope hours or be included in GPA calculation.  Books, calculators, and My Math Lab computerized modules will be supplied at no cost to the students during the course.

* Pharmacy Technology students will be required to pass the course with a “B” or higher to be eligible for their program of study.

Capstone Courses

An integral part of a student's education as they move through a given program of study is the ability to transfer and apply knowledge to the workplace. As a key component of degree, diploma, and select technical certificates, capstone courses have been identified which include any of the following: a specific exit exam, project, portfolio, or skills check-off, etc. measuring student knowledge. When students are able to pass the exit assessment, they demonstrate they have retained knowledge throughout their program of study which will carry over to their chosen career. Students who do not pass the exit assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

In instances in which a student transfers from another college (having taken a course there which is a capstone course here) into the same program at STC, they will need to complete STC's program exit assessment. This will be a requirement before credit for the course is given. In cases in which a student transfers from another college that has a capstone course for the same program, the student will need to take the exit assessment for STC's designated capstone course. Students who do not pass this assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

Business Technologies

Southeastern Tech's Business Technologies programs are designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in business, industry, and government. Responding to the needs of the growing business community, the Business Technologies degree, diploma, and certificate programs combine academic theory with practical training using state-of-the-art equipment.
As with all Southeastern Tech programs, students interested in Business Technologies programs should consult the Admissions office to discuss program admission requirements and entry dates.

General Education Core Competencies

The overall goal of a college education is to help students become productive citizens. The General Education core contributes to this concept by providing a variety of learning experiences which ensure that graduates are intellectually prepared for lifelong learning.
STC has identified the following general education core competencies that graduates will attain.

  • The ability to utilize standard written English.
  • The ability to solve practical mathematical problems.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  • The ability to utilize basic computer skills.

All students pursuing a degree, a diploma, or a Technical Certificate of Credit with a General Education component will be required to pass the General Education Competency Exams prior to graduation.

Capstone Courses

An integral part of a student's education as they move through a given program of study is the ability to transfer and apply knowledge to the workplace. As a key component of degree, diploma, and select technical certificates, capstone courses have been identified which include any of the following: a specific exit exam, project, portfolio, or skills check-off, etc. measuring student knowledge. When students are able to pass the exit assessment, they demonstrate they have retained knowledge throughout their program of study which will carry over to their chosen career. Students who do not pass the exit assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

In instances in which a student transfers from another college (having taken a course there which is a capstone course here) into the same program at STC, they will need to complete STC's program exit assessment. This will be a requirement before credit for the course is given. In cases in which a student transfers from another college that has a capstone course for same program, the student will need to take the exit assessment for STC's designated capstone course. Students who do not pass this assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

Industrial and Environmental Technologies

Rapid advancements in the industrial technologies areas make the need for current education and training essential. Southeastern Technical College's Industrial Technologies programs combine classroom study and practical training emphasizing skill development, related technical knowledge, and general education.
Southeastern Tech offers a wide selection of degrees, diplomas, and certificates. These programs are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.

General Education Core Competencies

The overall goal of a college education is to help students become productive citizens. The General Education core contributes to this concept by providing a variety of learning experiences which ensure that graduates are intellectually prepared for lifelong learning.
STC has identified the following general education core competencies that graduates will attain.

  • The ability to utilize standard written English.
  • The ability to solve practical mathematical problems.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  • The ability to utilize basic computer skills.

All students pursuing a degree, a diploma, or a Technical Certificate of Credit with a General Education component will be required to pass the General Education Competency Exams prior to graduation.

Capstone Courses

An integral part of a student's education as they move through a given program of study is the ability to transfer and apply knowledge to the workplace. As a key component of degree, diploma, and select technical certificates, capstone courses have been identified which include any of the following: a specific exit exam, project, portfolio, or skills check-off, etc. measuring student knowledge. When students are able to pass the exit assessment, they demonstrate they have retained knowledge throughout their program of study which will carry over to their chosen career. Students who do not pass the exit assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

In instances in which a student transfers from another college (having taken a course there which is a capstone course here) into the same program at STC, they will need to complete STC's program exit assessment. This will be a requirement before credit for the course is given. In cases in which a student transfers from another college that has a capstone course for same program, the student will need to take the exit assessment for STC's designated capstone course. Students who do not pass this assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

Human Services

Southeastern Tech is sensitive to the need for qualified persons in the human services field. There are degree, diploma, and certificate programs geared to prepare students for such opportunities.
These programs combine classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and practicum experience to assure that students obtain the most current skills required for their chosen profession.

Students interested in Human Services programs may obtain admission requirements from the Admissions office. Additional information concerning course offerings, entrance dates, and program costs is also available.

General Education Core Competencies

The overall goal of a college education is to help students become productive citizens. The General Education core contributes to this concept by providing a variety of learning experiences which ensure that graduates are intellectually prepared for lifelong learning.
STC has identified the following general education core competencies that graduates will attain.

  • The ability to utilize standard written English.
  • The ability to solve practical mathematical problems.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  • The ability to utilize basic computer skills.

All students pursuing a degree, a diploma, or a Technical Certificate of Credit with a General Education component will be required to pass the General Education Competency Exams prior to graduation.

Capstone Courses

An integral part of a student's education as they move through a given program of study is the ability to transfer and apply knowledge to the workplace. As a key component of degree, diploma, and select technical certificates, capstone courses have been identified which include any of the following: a specific exit exam, project, portfolio, or skills check-off, etc. measuring student knowledge. When students are able to pass the exit assessment, they demonstrate they have retained knowledge throughout their program of study which will carry over to their chosen career. Students who do not pass the exit assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

In instances in which a student transfers from another college (having taken a course there which is a capstone course here) into the same program at STC, they will need to complete STC's program exit assessment. This will be a requirement before credit for the course is given. In cases in which a student transfers from another college that has a capstone course for same program, the student will need to take the exit assessment for STC's designated capstone course. Students who do not pass this assessment will not be able to graduate and the capstone course will need to be repeated and passed along with the exit assessment.

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