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Vidalia Campus
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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.

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 core performance 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 science program will be asked to review the provided core performance 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 science 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 the Student Affairs section of the catalog upon enrollment in program courses.

Program Core Performance Standards

The Health Sciences program curriculums require students to engage in diverse complex, and specific experiences essential to the acquisition of essential professional skills. Unique combinations of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, physical, and social abilities are required to satisfactorily perform these functions.  In addition to being essential in the successful completion of the program’s requirements, these functions are necessary to ensure the health and safety of patients, fellow classmates, faculty, and other healthcare providers. Please be informed that certain physical and mental abilities are essential to function as a student and in professional practice. The essential qualifications that students must demonstrate include but are not limited to the following:

a. Students must have the intellectual, conceptual, and critical thinking abilities to assess, analyze, reason and synthesize data in order to draw sound conclusions and make clinical decisions. Students must be able to problem solve as well as obtain, interpret, and document information.

b. Students must have effective oral and written communication skills in order to accurately transmit information appropriate to the ability of patients, colleagues, and other healthcare workers. Students must be able to read and write legibly in English with proper spelling of medical terms.

c. Students must have gross and fine motor skills sufficient to lift and operate equipment and provide safe and effective patient care. Students must assist or move patients from wheelchairs and/or beds, when necessary, using proper body mechanics.  Students must also have the motor skills necessary to perform basic life support and first aid in event of an emergency situation.

d. Students must have interpersonal skills such that they are capable of interacting with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

e. Students must have the physical mobility necessary to move from place to place in small spaces as well as full range of motion.

f. Students must have physical endurance that enables them to stay on task for a prolonged period while sitting, standing, or moving.

g. Students must have the visual and perceptual abilities sufficient for observation and treatment of patients. Students must have the ability to discriminate between subtle changes in a patient clinically and be prompt and assertive actions to resolve problems.

h. Students’ auditory ability and other sensory skills must be sufficient to monitor and assess the health needs of patients as well as maintain patient safety.

i. Students must demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors. Students must be able to use reasonable judgment under stressful conditions that impact patient care. Students must be able to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress and time constraints, adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical problems of many patients.  Students must be able to work independently as a member of a team to maintain the highest ethical standards in relation to quality care.  Students must possess attributes such as compassion, empathy, integrity, honesty, responsibility, and tolerance. Students must be able to present a professional appearance, and maintain personal health.

These core performance standards are not intended to be a complete listing of practice behaviors, but a sample of the types of abilities needed by the student to meet program objectives and requirements. If for any reason the student cannot meet any of these core performance standards, please contact the respective Program Director so that individual situations may be assessed.

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 could prevent a health science program student from participating in any clinical experience if the student does not meet the clinical affiliate’s requirements. Furthermore, other negative background check information (misdemeanors included) may also prevent clinical participation. If a student is unable to complete the clinical component, he or she will be withdrawn from the enrolled course and be unable to complete the program. 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. Specific licensing board requirements and contact information may be found on respective websites.

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.

*Due to state mandated changes in curriculum and differing definitions of “basic computer skills”, the STC Faculty Council, with the blessing of the College administration, has decided that General Education Competency #4:  “The ability to utilize basic computer skills”  will be deleted. This change will take effect this Spring semester 2015. 

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.

*Due to state mandated changes in curriculum and differing definitions of “basic computer skills”, the STC Faculty Council, with the blessing of the College administration, has decided that General Education Competency #4:  “The ability to utilize basic computer skills”  will be deleted. This change will take effect this Spring semester 2015. 

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.

*Due to state mandated changes in curriculum and differing definitions of “basic computer skills”, the STC Faculty Council, with the blessing of the College administration, has decided that General Education Competency #4:  “The ability to utilize basic computer skills”  will be deleted. This change will take effect this Spring semester 2015. 

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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