All Course Descriptions

Course ID and TitleDescriptionType
BIO 1010 BiologyThis course is an introduction to biology. Topics include the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, natural selection, and evolution.GenEd
BUS 1110 Project ManagementThis course will provide students with the ability to discern their role as project managers and team members and to describe the process of turning a project mandate into quality results that are on time and on budget.GenEd
CHM 1010 Chemistry This course is an introduction to chemistry. Topics are both descriptive and mathematical and include acids and basis, atomic structure, chemical equations, chemical language, gases, molecular structure, solution chemistry, and chemical mathematics.GenEd
CIS 1006 Computer ApplicationsThis course provides students not enrolled in IT courses instruction and hands-on practice with word processing software, spreadsheets, presentation software and email clients. Microsoft Office applications are used in the labs, while course topics are applicable to the most common packages Office suite applications. Common professional communication formatting and email etiquette are included in the instruction. Use of accessibility software and assistive devices are explored.GenEd
CIS 1014 Computer Applications for Veterinary TechniciansThis course provides Veterinary Technology students instruction and hands-on practice with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as an introduction to Cornerstone, a typical veterinary office management software application. Common professional communication and business related project development is included. Students will learn how to use Excel Spreadsheets to create data tables, format and sort data, create charts and identify causes of Excel errors. Students will use PowerPoint to create effective presentations that include transitions and animations. Students will be instructed and given hands-on practice using Microsoft Outlook including creating business emails and scheduling calendar appointments. Cornerstone topics include entering client and patient data, appointment scheduling and medical charting.GenEd
CLI 2214 Term 4 Clinical This course is conducted at clinical facilities to expose the Vocational Nurse student to nursing specialties appropriate to the term and experience level of the student nurse. Clinical practice in Mental Health, Maternal and Pediatric facilities is included during this term.VN
CLI 2215A Term 1 Clinical Skills Lab and CLI 2215B Term 1 Clinical This course is conducted at clinical facilities to expose the Vocational Nurse student to nursing functions appropriate to the term and experience level of the student nurse. CLI 2215A clinical sessions occur in the Skills Lab and CLI 2215B sessions are held in clinical facilities. VN
CLI 2216A Term 2 Prefacility Clinical Proficiency and CLI 2216B Term 2 Clinical This course is conducted at clinical facilities to expose the Vocational Nurse student to nursing functions appropriate to the term and experience level of the student nurse. CLI 2216A is conducted in the Skills Lab to confirm the student's readiness to perform the additional responsibilities expected of a Term 2 Student Nurse. VN
CLI 2217A Term 3 Prefacility Clinical Proficiency and CLI 2217B Term 3 Clinical This course is conducted at clinical facilities to expose the Vocational Nurse student to nursing functions appropriate to the term and experience level of the student nurse. CLI 2217A is conducted in the Skills Lab to confirm the student's readiness to perform the additional responsibilities expected of a Term 3 Student Nurse. VN
COM 3010 Business Communication in HealthcareThis course focuses on the principles and methods of recognizing and using business communication in the healthcare field with special emphasis on the impact of communication in nursing.RNBSN
ENG 1010 College Writing IThis course is an introduction to college writing. The course emphasizes reading, critical thinking, discussion, research, and the writing of expository and persuasive papers. Students will produce clear, concise, and coherent papers, using current methods and standards for academic writing.GenEd
ENG 1020 University Writing II This course continues the development of University writing begun in English 1010. The course concentrates on critical reasoning, analysis, evaluation, argumentation, and research in response to selected readings and classroom discussion. Students will complete a research paper as part of the course requirements. GenEd
ENG 1030 Effective Professional EnglishThis is a comprehensive, well-rounded, thorough class that focuses on business writing. A specific focus is spent extensively on guiding students in writing business documents such as memos, letters, proposals, emails and research papers. Students are required to apply critical thinking and creative thinking to develop professional business documents that would apply to real-world scenarios. Special emphasis is placed on using primary and secondary research techniques. Documentation of those sources is explored in multiple ways; proper formatting, citing, referencing along with proper paraphrasing and summarizing of the research is both demonstrated and required. Essays are a part of the class and significant time is spent on grammar, punctuation, spelling, format, structure and development of ideas. There are also required presentations in which students need to apply and demonstrate confident verbal and non-verbal presentation techniques. Verbal and nonverbal communication is practiced and required in numerous assignments. The principles and practices of public speaking are demonstrated and required.GenEd
ENG 1045 Public SpeakingThis course introduces students to the research, preparation, and presentation skills used in a variety of public speaking opportunities. Topics include researching information, assessment of audience and environments, use of visual aids, organizing for public speaking, outlining, and developing speeches for a variety of purposes.GenEd
ENG 1050 Fundamentals of Speech CommunicationThis course explores the theories and practice of speech communication behavior to promote communication competence in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations. The course also examines the influence of communication technologies on human interaction.GenEd
ENG 1060 English Composition This course is an introduction to University writing. The course emphasizes reading, critical thinking, discussion, research, and the writing of expository and persuasive papers. Students will produce clear, concise, and coherent papers, using current methods and standards for academic writingGenEd
ENG 3020 Advanced Writing and ResearchThis course presents a systematic approach to research writing through the critical analysis of source materials. Students will study the methods of inquiry, research, and argument with an emphasis on critical thinking and clarity in writing according to the standards of academic discourse. GenEd
ENG 3030 Scientific WritingThis course focuses on writing scientific articles and papers. Topics include research methods and writing aimed at publication of original research in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, and technical reports. GenEd
GOV 1010 Introduction to American Government and PoliticsThis course is an introduction to the theory and practice of American politics. Topics include the constitutions of the United States and California; political parties and elections; the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches; civil liberties and rights; the federal and state bureaucracies; and national, state, and local policy making.GenEd
HUM 1020 World ReligionsThis course is an introduction to major religions of the world. The course will explore the personalities, texts, principles, rituals, and social institutions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religious traditions. GenEd
HUM 1030 The Socio-Cultural ExperienceThis course is an introduction to major cultures and societies of the world. The course will explore the principles and social institutions Southern California's varied social, ethnic, cultural, religious populations. Practices and traditions in conflict with today's modern world and methods to deconflict will be explored. GenEd
HUM 1030 The Socio-Cultural ExperienceThis course is an introduction to major cultures, societies, and religions of the world. The course will explore the principles, rituals, and social institutions of Southern California's varied social-ethnic, cultural-religious populations. Practices and traditions in conflict with today's modern world and methods to deconflict will be explored. GenEd
HUM 4010 Contemporary Fine ArtThis course is designed to expose students to the contemporary world of fine arts. Topics include the visual arts, music, dance, and film as well as stylistic trends, historical, and technological developments. GenEd
MATH 1010 College Algebra IThis course prepares students to use algebra to solve mathematical problems. Topics include integers, variable expressions, exponents, real numbers, polynomials, linear equations, and interpreting graphs. GenEd
MATH 1010 College Algebra I This course prepares students to use algebra to solve mathematical problems. Topics include integers, variable expressions, exponents, real numbers, polynomials, linear equations, and interpreting graphsGenEd
MATH 1014 College AlgebraThis course prepares students to use algebra to solve mathematical problems. Topics include integers, variable expressions, exponents, real numbers, polynomials, linear equations, and interpreting graphsGenEd
MATH 1020 StatisticsThis course introduces the student to the basics of statistics – techniques which statisticians use to summarize numeric data obtained from censuses, surveys, and experiments. The topics include: Scope, nature, tools, language, and interpretation of elementary statistics, descriptive statistics; graphical and numerical representation of information; measures of location, dispersion, position, and dependence; exploratory data analysis, elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous probability models. GenEd
MATH 3010 Statistics for the Social SciencesThe course is an introduction to statistics and statistical techniques that are commonly used by social scientists to summarize numeric data obtained from censuses, surveys, and experiments. In addition, the course will assist students towards acquiring a comprehensive understanding of statistical methodology as a basis for identifying statistical problems. It will further enable students to evaluate statistical concepts and understand the importance of utilizing those findings to improve the quality of nursing practices. Importantly, it will provide a sound foundation for those who choose to expand a nursing career into medical research.RNBSN
MED 2044 Pharmacology Fundamentals This course covers basic concepts of pharmacology including targeted systems, safeguards, and delivery of drug medications. Expected effects, adverse effects, and side effects are emphasized. Units of measurement and beginning dosage calculations are included.VN
MED 2045 Integumentary System This course is the first second of five six beginning medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised integumentary systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2046 Sensory System This course is the second fifth of six beginning medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised sensory systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2047 Musculo-Skeletal System This course is the third fourth of five six beginning medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised musculo-skeletal systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2048 Digestive System This course is the fourth first of five six beginning medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised digestive systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized.VN
MED 2049 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Renal System This course is the fifth third of five six beginning medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised renal systems is taught. Fluid and electrolyte balance is also covered. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2050 Emergency and Surgical Nursing This course is an introduction to nursing care in the perioperative environment and responses to emergency situations. VN
MED 2051 Cardiovascular System This course is the first of five intermediate medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised cardiovascular systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2052 Immune System This course is the second of five intermediate medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised immune systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2053 Oncology This course is the fifth of five intermediate medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with cancer is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2054 Respiratory System This course is the third of five intermediate medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised respiratory systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2056 Endocrine System This course is the fourth of five intermediate medical-surgical nursing courses that focus on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised endocrine systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2057 Neurological System This course in advanced medical-surgical nursing focuses on providing nursing care to adult patients in a variety of settings, including care planning and implementation, application of medical/surgical, supervision and pharmacological classroom content to the clinical situation. Treatment of clients with compromised nervous systems is taught. The role of the LVN and teamwork/communication with other members of the healthcare team is emphasized. VN
MED 2058 Reproductive and Maternal Nursing This course discusses the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum nursing care and goals, fetal development, and the importance of nutrition and diagnostic requirements. Client education regarding use of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy is stressed. Care of the neonate is covered in this course. VN
MED 2059 Pediatric Nursing Pediatric care is focused on providing nursing care for infants, children, and their families, with an emphasis on family-centered nursing, education, health promotion and illness prevention. Normal growth, development patterns of the growing child and nursing needs in areas of functional physiological, social, and psychological integrity are exercised in the clinical environment. Calculation of pediatric dosages for pharmaceutical products and pediatric nutrition are covered. VN
MED 2060 Nursing Fundamentals I This is the first of three courses that are the theoretical base for application of the nursing process at a basic level. They serve as an introduction to the history and theory of nursing, the nursing process, family nursing, nutrition, and trans-cultural concepts, as well as an introduction to the clinical setting, including ambulatory, acute, and/or long-term health care environment. The anatomy topics present an analysis of human structure integrating cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels of structure and relates structure to function, as well as emphasis on major organ systems and their significance in maintaining homeostasis of the whole body. Understanding of terminology for position and combinational forms is paramount. VN
MED 2061 Nursing Fundamentals II This is the second of three courses that are the theoretical base for application of the nursing process at a basic level. They serve as an introduction to the history and theory of nursing, the nursing process, family nursing, nutrition, and trans-cultural concepts, as well as an introduction to the clinical setting, including ambulatory, acute, and/or long-term health care environment. The anatomy topics present an analysis of human structure integrating cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels of structure and relates structure to function, as well as emphasis on major organ systems and their significance in maintaining homeostasis of the whole body. Understanding of terminology for position and combinational forms is paramount. VN
MED 2062 Nursing Fundamentals III This is the third of three courses that are the theoretical base for application of the nursing process at a basic level. They serve as an introduction to the history and theory of nursing, the nursing process, family nursing, nutrition, and trans-cultural concepts, as well as an introduction to the clinical setting, including ambulatory, acute, and/or long-term health care environment. The anatomy topics present an analysis of human structure integrating cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels of structure and relates structure to function, as well as emphasis on major organ systems and their significance in maintaining homeostasis of the whole body. Understanding of terminology for position and combinational forms is paramount. VN
MED 2107 Nursing Leadership and Supervision This course introduces students to Vocational Nurse leadership and management practices. It shows the role of communication skills and critical thinking as the basis for leadership and management decisions, and the legal and ethical implications of those decisions and their relevance to professional standards. VN
MED 2115 Community Nursing This course introduces students to the role of the Licensed Vocational Nurse under the Vocational Nursing Practice Act, customer-centric service delivery and career goal achievement. Rehabilitative nursing and ambulatory care are discussed. Ethics, informed consent, advance directives, and other medico-legal topics are covered. Home care, hospice care and disaster nursing are covered. VN
MED 2118 Mental Health Nursing This course is an introduction to the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in psychology, oriented to optimizing patient interaction techniques, including the role of the vocational nurse on the mental health care team. Substance abuse and addiction are discussed. VN
MED 2261 Term 1 Cumulative Exam This course is a review of Term I concepts, with application of theory and critical thinking to NCLEX exam-style questions. Topics presented in Term I are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. VN Review
MED 2262 Term 2 Cumulative Exam This course is a review of Term II concepts, with application of theory and critical thinking to NCLEX exam-style questions. Topics presented in Term II are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. VN Review
MED 2263 Term 3 Cumulative Exam This course is a review of Term III concepts, with application of theory and critical thinking to NCLEX exam-style questions. Topics presented in Term III are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. VN Review
MED 2264 Exit Exam and NCLEX Preparation This course is a review of Term I-IV concepts, with application of theory and critical thinking to NCLEX exam-style questions. Topics presented in Term I-IV are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. MED 2264 includes 40 hours of review preparation for greater success taking the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX-PN® licensing examination. VN Review
NUR 1060 GerontologyThis course will provide the student with the foundation for nursing practice with the older adult client. The physical and psychosocial changes associated with aging will be examined including adaptive behaviors in the normal aging person. Health and socialization, financial considerations, legal considerations of the aging client, cultural needs and interaction with the healthcare system. The need for multidisciplinary interaction with the aging client will be discussed. Common concerns of an aging population will be covered within the course. ADN
NUR 1100 Fundamentals of Nursing IThis course provides the foundation for nursing practice for the student at the beginning level using the National League of Nurses Educational Competencies Model. Nursing educational, ethical, and legal concepts as well as principles of safety, evidence-based practice, quality, physical and psychosocial assessment, pharmacology, informatics, therapeutic communication, nutrition, sleep/rest, bowel and bladder elimination, geriatric nursing and wellness care are examined. Students are introduced to utilization of the nursing process, critical thinking, and therapeutic communication. Basic fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base concepts, and dysfunction in glucose homeostasis. Students will begin to use health assessment while providing care for adult and geriatric clients with predictable outcomes and their families in the acute care settings. Multicultural considerations including gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and age are explored in relation to providing effective nursing care. ADN
NUR 1101 Medication AdministrationThe course focuses on development of the knowledge and attitudes to ensure client safety while administering medications. Key concepts include therapeutic communication, health teaching, preparation, and administration of medication by the topical, oral, nasogastric, intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular routes. Students are introduced to the administration of intravenous fluids for hydration and the concepts of administering intravenous medications within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act. Client monitoring and the legal implication of documenting medication administration are incorporated. Focus is placed on meeting the holistic needs of the client within the scope of nursing practice throughout the life span. Skills lab and some simulation exercises will reinforce concepts learned in theory lecturesADN
NUR 1200 Fundamentals of Nursing IIThis course continues to provide the foundation for nursing practice for the student at the beginning level using the NLN Educational Competencies Model. Students will continue to implement critical thinking, therapeutic communication, and basic nursing skills and the nursing process as the foundation of nursing practice. Students will begin to use health assessment while providing care for adult and geriatric clients and their families in the non-acute and/or acute care settings. Multicultural considerations including gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and age are explored in relation to providing effective nursing care. Students will continue to learn to work collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide medical surgical/geriatric client care. ADN
NUR 1201 Psychiatric Mental Health NursingIn this course, students will apply the theoretical evidence-based nursing skills using the nursing process, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking in the care of mental health clients experiencing mental, psychological and psychiatric disorders and conditions. Students will develop improved skills in communication, client teaching, psychopharmacology and collaboration between the nurse, the client and their family members. Students will learn to work as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team to provide mental health/psychiatric client care. Experience is gained in the acute care and/or community health settings to enhance the development of clinical competency in meeting the health care needs of mental health clients with mental, psychological and psychiatric disorders and conditions. Communication and simulation scenarios will allow students to reinforce concepts learned during the theory class.ADN
NUR 1300 Medical-Surgical Nursing IThis course has an emphasis on application of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, basic nursing skills, and critical thinking in meeting the healthcare needs of adult medical-surgical/geriatric clients across the lifespan experiencing acute and chronic problems requiring moderately complex nursing care. There is an increased emphasis on medical-surgical/geriatric client teaching and collaboration between the nurse, the medicalsurgical/ geriatric clients and their family. Students will use the nursing process to identify and prioritize the healthcare needs of adult medical–surgical/geriatric clients with less predictable outcomes or who demonstrate a change in their health status while working as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Students will learn about stress and coping, religion, culture, perioperative nursing, complementary and alternative healing modalities, evidence-based practice, informatics, safety, nutritional disorders, metabolic dysfunction, hematologic dysfunction, endocrine dysfunction, immune and connective tissue disorders, gerontology, care of the older adult, oncology, chronic pain and hospice care, and neurological dysfunctions. Clinical experience is gained in the acute care health setting to enhance the development of clinical competency in meeting the holistic healthcare needs of the adult and geriatric medical-surgical clients and their families.ADN
NUR 1400 Medical-Surgical Nursing IIThis course has an expanded emphasis on application of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, basic nursing skills, and critical thinking in meeting the healthcare needs of adult medical-surgical/geriatric clients across the lifespan experiencing acute and chronic problems requiring moderately complex nursing care. There is an increased emphasis on medical-surgical/geriatric client teaching and collaboration between the nurse, the medicalsurgical/ geriatric clients and their family. Students will use the nursing process to identify and prioritize the healthcare needs of adult medical–surgical/geriatric clients with less predictable outcomes or who demonstrate a change in their health status while working as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Students will learn about evidence-based practice, care of the elderly, intravenous therapy, the client requiring blood and blood transfusion, cardiovascular dysfunction, renal disorders, and liver disorders. Clinical experience is gained in the acute care health setting to enhance the development of clinical competency in meeting the holistic healthcare needs of the adult medical-surgical/geriatric clients and their families. Skills lab and simulation scenarios will reinforce concepts learned in theory. ADN
NUR 1500 Maternal and Newborn NursingThe emphasis in this course is placed on the application of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, basic nursing skills, and critical thinking in the care of the childbearing client experiencing pregnancy, delivery, and her family. Client teaching and collaboration will occur between the nurse, the client, and family members. Students are expected to utilize the nursing process to identify and prioritize the health care needs of clients undergoing labor and delivery, the neonate, and patients with reproductive health issues. Students will be working as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function within the scope of nursing practice with the childbearing client and her family. Clinical experience is gained in the acute care and/or community health setting to enhance the development of clinical competency in meeting holistic health care needs of the childbearing client experiencing pregnancy, delivery, and her family. ADN
NUR 1600 Family and Child NursingThis course has an emphasis on the application of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, advanced nursing skills and critical thinking in the care of infants, children, adolescents and their families while performing client teaching and collaboration between the nurse, the client and their family members. Students will use the nursing process to identify and prioritize the health care needs of pediatric/adolescent clients who may have increasingly less predictable outcomes and who may demonstrate a rapid change in their health status. Students will work as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team caring for children and their families. Experience is gained in the acute care and/or community health settings to enhance the development of clinical competency in meeting health care needs of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Increased emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to function within the role of the nurse within the scope of entry level nursing practice. Simulation scenarios will allow students to assimilate concepts that were introduced during theory presentations.ADN
NUR 1700 Advanced Nursing IThis course allows application of all acquired concepts, theories, knowledge, and clinical skills when caring for acutely ill medical-surgical/geriatric clients with rapidly changing and complex healthcare needs and their families. Emphasis is placed on the integration and synthesis of the nursing process, therapeutic communication and critical thinking for the acutely ill client. Medication administration, nursing skills, client teaching, communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, accountability, organization, and time management skills in meeting the holistic healthcare needs of adult and geriatric clients with rapidly changing and complex healthcare needs are also stressed. Emphasis is on pathophysiology and psychosocial needs for acutely ill adults with acute cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological dysfunctions as well burns and transplants. Collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to modify the client’s plan of care is incorporated. Experience is gained in the acute care setting managing acutely ill clients with rapidly changing and complex healthcare needs and their families.ADN
NUR 1800 Advanced Nursing IIThis course emphasizes the synthesis of the application of the nursing process, with medication administration, nursing skills, client teaching, communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, professional trends and issues, accountability, organization and time management skills, leadership and management skills, collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team and theories. Care for patient with acute geriatric dysfunctions is included. Concepts are expanded to include professional issues in nursing, critical thinking, legal-ethical issues, quality improvement, managing a group of clients and role transition. Emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the entry level registered nurse within the scope of nursing practice. Experience is gained in the acute care settings managing multiple clients with rapidly changing and complex health care needs and their families. This course will facilitate the student’s transition into an entry-level position as a graduate nurse. ADN
NUR 3013 Role Transformation in NursingThis course focuses on the professional aspects of nursing. The current practice of nursing is examined and a framework is developed to meet professional and educational goals. Tools utilizing evidence-based practice are integrated throughout the course. The role of professional values, nursing knowledge, and professional practice are explored and compared to the student's current practice. RNBSN
NUR 3023 Health Promotion through the Life CycleThis course explores the needs of children and adults requiring healthcare from infancy through the lifespan. Through a family-centered approach, the course addresses health problems in children and adults and the impact of illness on the family. Students correlate normal growth and development with care of individuals and families throughout the lifespan while promoting healthy lifestyle strategies. There will be a focus on current issues in the health care system as they relate to health promotion in the pediatric and adult population and the need for an emphasis on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. The need for nurses to provide care to individuals in a variety of settings throughout their lifespan is explored.RNBSN
NUR 3033 Theoretical Models of NursingThis course introduces the nature of nursing theory. Nursing theory is analyzed as a foundation for nursing practice and research. Origins and strategies of theory development in nursing are examined in terms of importance for the development of professional nursing.RNBSN
NUR 3043 Evidence-Based PracticeThis course focuses on the definition and use of evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare as the basis for providing appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective care, treatment and services to clients and families. Application of evidence-based care in practice will be examined during the course.RNBSN
NUR 3053 Healthcare InformaticsThis course introduces students to the concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include major applications and vendors, decision-making methods and technologies, information systems, and emerging trends in the field. RNBSN
NUR 3063 Principles of TeachingThis course provides a comprehensive overview of key educational concepts for health professionals in all disciplines. The course covers teaching and learning strategies and techniques, learner characteristics, learning styles, and the evaluation of teaching and learning. RNBSN
NUR 3073A Pathopharmacology IThis course focuses on principles of normal and abnormal physiology applied to health care and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on cellular, organ, system, and holistic function of disease processes. Pathopharmacology I focuses on the cellular and immune systems, cardiopulmonary, renal, and gastrointestinal systems, and associated disease processes. The effects of drugs on the various body systems will also be examined as well as the use of medications in practice and the role of the nurse in educating patients regarding use of medications with pathophysiologic conditions. Development of analytical evidence-based skills to assess the effectiveness of medications and prevention of medication errors will also be discussed.RNBSN
NUR 3073B Pathopharmacology IIThis course focuses on principles of normal and abnormal physiology applied to health care and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on cellular, organ, system, and holistic function of disease processes. Pathopharmacology II focuses on the endocrine, nervous system, GU, musculoskeletal and skin system, and the associated disease processes. The effects of drugs on the various body systems will also be examined as well as the use of medications in practice and the role of the nurse in educating patients regarding use of medications with pathophysiologic conditions. Development of analytical evidence based skills to assess the effectiveness of medications and prevention of medication errors will also be discussed. RNBSN
NUR 4013 Ethics in the Life Sciences Ethics is studied as a branch of philosophy. The goal of ethics is to rationally determine what is right and wrong. Ethics is distinguished from morals. Complexities in ethical reasoning that arise from the impact of technological advances in the life sciences are discussed. The relationship between local, state and federal laws and the subject of ethics is studied with a view to how this relationship affects the practice of healthcare.RNBSN
NUR 4023 Leadership and Economics in ManagementThis course focuses on the exploration of leadership, economic and management principles, and leadership theories with application to nursing practice in the provision of health care among an ever-changing healthcare spectrum. Students will also examine the fundamental economics of the U.S. health care system and how financial issues affect the role of nursing and nursing leaders. Student development in the roles of problem solver, change agent and leader are emphasized.RNBSN
NUR 4033 Advanced Physical AssessmentThis course focuses on the application of critical thinking and deductive and inductive reasoning in the assessment of the health status of individuals. The emphasis is on the systematic approach to health history and physical examination for differentiating normal from abnormal states. A holistic approach which includes the assessment of the physical, developmental, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual dimensions will be used. Information discussed will include information about comprehensive assessments based on a logical sequence of interview and physical examination. It includes the process for performing "regional examinations." There will be review of relevant anatomy and physiology along with examples of examination techniques and corresponding written documentation of the assessment. Health promotion and special populations will be included.RNBSN
NUR 4043 Community-Based NursingThis course focuses on the synthesis of population-based health and public health concepts to promote, maintain, and restore health to individuals, families, and communities. Community assessment, risk appraisal, and application of community health nursing strategies are emphasized in a community experience. This course includes a clinical component. The student will visit two community agencies to evaluate their services. In addition, the student will follow the health of a family for six weeks in the community. A plan of intervention will be developed and implemented to meet identified needs of the family members. The student will also complete a neighborhood assessment and complete the General and Healthcare Mandated Child Abuse Reporter Training offered by the Department of Social Services of California.RNBSN
NUR 4053 Nursing ResearchNursing research and evidence-based practice relies on results from valid studies, which are reviewed for applicable implementation into practice. Research methods needed for systematic investigation and expansion of nursing knowledge are examined. Critical appraisal of research is emphasized with a focus on analyzing the integration of research findings into the practice setting and planning for the final Capstone project.RNBSN
NUR 4103 CapstoneThis is the capstone course in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. All students are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct research on a concept in the nursing field, utilizing the methods of inquiry previously learned in the curriculum and integration of concepts from the program.RNBSN
OT 5000 Fieldwork Level IA This course provides students with the opportunity to observe an occupational therapist or other professional working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in a hospital, community-based setting, or other social support service. The focus of this Level I fieldwork is on psychological support and/or mental illness. Students will observe evaluations, treatment sessions, community-focused activities, and groups, as well as the role of other professionals in these settings. MSOT
OT 5001 Fieldwork Level IB This course provides students with the opportunity to observe an occupational therapist or other professional working with adolescents or adults in a hospital, rehabilitation, or community-based setting. The focus of this Level I fieldwork is on physical disabilities. Students will observe evaluations, treatment sessions, community focused activities and groups, as well as the role of other professionals in these settings. MSOT
OT 5002 Fieldwork Level IC This final Level I experience provides students with the opportunity to observe an occupational therapist or other professional working with children or adolescents in a hospital, rehabilitation, or community-based setting. Students will observe evaluations, treatment sessions, community-focused activities, and groups, as well as the role of other professionals in these settings. MSOT
OT 5003 Applied Neuroscience and Occupations This course is designed to introduce students to the structures and physiology of the nervous system. Specific topics will include gross anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, cellular organization and function, prenatal development, and functional divisions of the nervous system, including somatosensory, autonomic, motor, visual and vestibular systems. Normal organization of these systems is requisite for optimal occupational performance. MSOT
OT 5004 Psychosocial Foundations of Practice This course is foundational to all practice and inculcates in students the importance of psychological support for all clients. Students will learn about psychological theories and OT frames of reference used in acute and community-based mental health practice. Students will gain an understanding of the origins of the theories and frames of reference used in psychiatry and the evaluation methods, role of the OT, and interventions used to influence occupational performance. A psychotropic lecture will inform students about the types of medications commonly used in practice and their side-effects. Students will also learn about group process and dynamics and how to design and implement group interventions for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. These concepts will be practiced in the laboratory part of this course. In particular, theory and evidence-based groups in stress and illness management, time management, coping skills, values clarification, leisure, and Ross's Five-Step Group will be performed and evaluated. Students will use standardized and non-standardized screening and assessment tools to determine the need for OT intervention, as well as practice documentation and exhibit professional skills in the laboratory part of the course. MSOT
OT 5005 Grand Rounds Grand Rounds are a critical component of medical education. This course provides a venue for students to incorporate prior knowledge with content and experiences from co-occurring courses, service learning projects, and interdisciplinary connections. The course fits into the curriculum design by providing opportunities for reflection on and development of clinical reasoning, deep learning, and ethical practice. Discussion of cases, guest lectures on research or diagnoses, and videos will be used to promote a community of practice where collaborative learning and teaming take place. MSOT
OT 5007 Gerontology Seminar Gerontology is the study of how people age. This seminar provides an overview of the aging process as it relates to occupational therapy. The population of aging adults in the U.S. is expanding and this added knowledge will prepare students to take the lead in supporting quality of life and managing care for the aging adult in a variety of contexts. Topics include but are not limited to theories of aging, biological aspects of aging, aging in the workplace, caregiver training, leisure counseling, spirituality and religion, aging in place, and technology. MSOT
OT 5010 Foundations of Occupational Therapy This lecture and laboratory course provides an overview of occupational therapy. The course introduces students to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the Official Documents of AOTA, and the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Students learn about the safe use of occupations to support client participation in meaningful activities. Students will begin to practice the skills of occupational analysis, grading, adaptation, and documentation. Models of practice will also be introduced in this course. Finally, certain policies, procedures and practices standard in occupational therapy and health care, including HIPAA/client confidentiality and infection control in healthcare settings and the home will be discussed.MSOT
OT 5011 Analysis and Assessment of Functional Human Movement This course examines the theory behind how individuals move their bodies from infancy to older adulthood and how movement affects occupational performance. Students learn the scientific principles of movement, including anatomical and biomechanical elements and external and internal forces affecting movement. In addition, students will learn how to analyze and assess human movement. Principles learned in the lecture part of the course will be practiced in the laboratory part of the course. The laboratory provides students with an opportunity to use clinical reasoning while analyzing and assessing human movement. Manual muscle testing, joint range of motion, palpation of muscle and bone, and evidence-based practice are key elements of the laboratory sessions. Principles learned in the lectures will be applied to supportive and functional activities in the laboratory, including stability, posture, mobility, seating, transfers, and other movement required for work, play, and leisure. MSOT
OT 5012 Clinical Conditions in Occupational Therapy This course introduces students to the pediatric, physical and psychiatric conditions typically seen in occupational therapy. Psychiatric, neurological, general medical, surgical, and orthopedic diagnoses found across the lifespan will be emphasized. Etiology, signs and symptoms, course of illness, and impact on occupational performance will be discussed. MSOT
OT 5013 Occupations of Adults Theories, models, and frames of references used to intervene with physical conditions that affect occupational performance in adulthood will be discussed. This course will use an integrated focus on cognitive, psychological, sensory-perceptual, and motor support needed for occupational performance. Students will learn concepts of treatment planning for adult physical disabilities, including evaluation methods and emerging and commonly used interventions. Use of clinical reasoning in adult physical disabilities is emphasized in the laboratory. Students will use state of the art technology to learn how to evaluate and treat orthopedic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neuromuscular conditions. Students will use standardized and nonstandardized screening and assessment tools to determine the need for OT intervention. Students will practice clinical reasoning while using assistive devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, transfer benches, reachers, and more to enhance occupational performance. Documentation Practice will include writing evaluation reports, problem statements, long and short term goals, SOAP notes, reports, and discharge planning. MSOT
OT 5014 Research Methods in Occupational Therapy Both quantitative and qualitative research methods used in occupational therapy, medicine, and the social sciences will be explored in this course. Students will learn how to read and critique a research article, develop a research question, complete a literature review, collect, and analyze data, discuss the findings, and come to a conclusion. An emphasis will be placed on becoming a consumer of the national and international resources and literature in occupational therapy, medicine, and the social sciences when making assessment or intervention choices. Understanding evidence-based practice and knowing how to access the variety of databases and websites supporting evidence-based practice are included. MSOT
OT 5015 Educational Principles of Healthcare Educational principles, learning theory, health care literacy, and the impact of education on occupational performance will be discussed. The importance of cognitive concepts and psychological support will be integrated into discussions and course activities. Educational principles related to specific populations will be used to create and deliver a lesson plan and Prezi/PowerPoint presentation about a health issue. MSOT
OT 5016 Thesis Proposal This thesis proposal course is the first in a series of 3 courses allowing students to integrate their professional interests with prior course content. Students will write an original thesis proposal and literature review for either a community-based program or research project under the direction of a thesis advisor. Students will understand the process of locating and securing grants and how grants can serve as a fiscal resource for scholarly activities. MSOT
OT 5017 Thesis Completion This second in a series of three courses in the thesis sequence will support students in their completion of a research or community-based project based upon their literature review. Students may be collecting and analyzing data or implementing a community-based project by working closely with a faculty advisor. MSOT
OT 5018 Thesis Dissemination This is the last course in the thesis series. As such, it represents the culmination of the thesis experience. In this course, students will have finished their data collection and analysis or their community-based project and evaluation. Students will write a thesis document to be submitted to the University's repository and develop a poster for presentation. Participation in local, national, and international conference presentations or publications are encouraged and based on the advisor's recommendations as appropriate. MSOT
OT 5020 Advanced OT Skills Lab This laboratory course will give the student additional time to develop essential clinical skills needed in a variety of practice areas. Students will choose a practice area from a menu in which they wish to improve skills. Examples of specific practice areas may include hand therapy, pediatric swallowing and feeding, sensory integration, and neuro-rehabilitation. Experts in these areas will use an experiential format with opportunities for hands-on practiceMSOT
OT 5030 Fieldwork Skills Review This culminating fieldwork skills review course will prepare students for their first Level II Fieldwork. Under the instruction of content experts, students will have the opportunity to review basic knowledge and skills needed to transition successfully to the Level II Fieldwork experience. Foundational course content will be reviewed through a combination of interactive learning experiences. Students will focus on the use of practical skills related to OT evaluation, basic assessments, goal setting, interventions, and documentation. Basic skills such as therapeutic listening, transfers, manual muscle testing, sensory testing, group leadership, equipment use and patient management related to safety will be discussed. MSOT
OT 5040 Fieldwork Level IIA The Level IIA Fieldwork experience involves a minimum of 12 weeks of full-time or part-time clinical experience under the direct supervision of a registered occupational therapist. The Level II Fieldwork experience is intended for students to integrate didactic knowledge with actual clinical practice. Through guided practice students will implement the fundamentals of practice, including screening/evaluation, goal setting, implementation of interventions, re-assessment, management of OT services, clinical reasoning, and development of professional behaviors during the fieldwork rotation. This course will focus on the physical, cognitive, and psychological needs of the clients. The fieldwork rotation may either be in a pediatric, adult, or older adult practice setting. The goal is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. MSOT
OT 5041 Fieldwork Level IIB The Level IIB Fieldwork experience involves another minimum of 12 weeks of full-time or part-time clinical experience under the direct supervision of a registered occupational therapist. The Level II Fieldwork experience is intended for students to integrate didactic knowledge with actual clinical practice. Through guided practice students will implement the fundamentals of practice, including screening/evaluation, goal setting, implementation of interventions, re-assessment, management of OT services, clinical reasoning, and development of professional behaviors during the fieldwork rotation. This course will focus on the physical, cognitive, and psychological needs of the clients. The fieldwork rotation may either be in a pediatric, adult, or older adult practice setting. The goal is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists.MSOT
OT 5100 Cultural Competence in Occupational Therapy This course emphasizes the role culture plays in perceptions of wellness, health, and disease. It also teaches students about health care disparities that exist in physical and behavioral health and current trends in health status for a variety of demographic groups. Aspects of occupational injustice and deprivation will also be discussed in relation to specific cultural groups in the U.S. Terms and concepts associated with diversity and cultural competence will be discussed and used in case studies. Students will learn how to assess occupational performance and deliver interventions in a culturally sensitive manner. MSOT
OT 5101 Community Program Development Innovative program development is the overarching goal of this course. The course will teach students how to locate a community need, perform a needs assessment, and develop a community-based program that is relevant to the knowledge and skills base of occupational therapy. The course will emphasize occupational justice, deprivation, and engagement through clinical reasoning and problem-solving in order to enhance the occupational performance and health of individuals, groups, or populations. A service learning component will be included in this courseMSOT
OT 5102 Occupations of Adults II The emphasis in this course is to develop skilled practitioners able to apply practical rehabilitation assessments and interventions for effective client-centered return to meaningful occupations. Students will design and evaluate evidence?based and occupation-centered health promotion and wellness interventions for adults and those over the age of 65. This will be accomplished through lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning with an integrated focus of cognitive, psychological, sensory-perceptual, and motor support needed for occupational performance. In the companion laboratory section, students will learn both standardized and non-standardized screening and assessment tools to determine the need for occupational therapy, develop applicable interventions with various diagnosis and various settings. The evaluation of occupational performance for ADLs and IADLs, education, leisure, rest, sleep, and social participation will be emphasized and practiced. Documentation skills for evaluation reports, problem statements, long and short-term goals, SOAP notes, reports, and discharge planning will be refined. State of the art assistive technology, arts & crafts, and emerging interventions will be explored. Students will develop and apply a deeper level of clinical reasoning skills leading to reimbursement for assessments and relevant interventions, meaningful outcomes, and appropriate discharge planning. MSOT
OT 5103A Leadership, Health Policy, and Management I This first course in the leadership, health policy and management sequence will introduce leadership theories, applicable health policy, and management concepts within sociopolitical systems that impact health care delivery in the U.S. The course will introduce the various leadership and management roles that occupational therapy practitioners take on at different levels and in different practice areas. Students will learn about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 and analyze social and political trends in health care. Students will be encouraged to begin developing their own leadership style. A service learning component will be included in this course.MSOT
OT 5103B Leadership, Health Policy, and Management IIThis second course in the leadership, health policy and management sequence take these concepts to a deeper level and prepares students to become change agents in the profession of occupational therapy. Personal leadership skills and style will be cultivated and refined through hands-on experiences. Collaborative and empowerment models of local and global best-care practices will be explored. Issues of occupational justice, occupational deprivation, and occupational engagement will be discussed, and cases studied. Students will take sociopolitical action by addressing a social/healthcare need and visit or write to leaders, policy makers, or the media.
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OT 5104 Ethics in Healthcare In this course, students will examine the essentials of ethical health care service delivery. Students will become familiar with the AOTA Code of Ethics and the ethical principles guiding practice. Case studies will give students the opportunity to demonstrate strategies for analyzing ethical issues and making decisions to resolve personal and organizational ethical conflicts. Students will also articulate the variety of informal and formal systems for resolving ethics disputes that have jurisdiction over occupational therapy practice. MSOT
OT 5105 Occupations of Children and Adolescents This course covers the epidemiology, etiology, and course of conditions seen in childhood and adolescence. Theories and frames of reference used in pediatric OT, principles of learning, and developmental processes will be reviewed. Students will learn how to work with families, schools, and community organizations to meet the needs of this population. Governmental regulations affecting children will be discussed. Cognitive, psychological, sensory-perceptual, and motor support needed for occupational performance will be reviewed. The lab portion of this course will focus on evaluation, treatment planning, and interventions to use with children and adolescents. The evaluation of occupational performance in ADL's, IADL's, education, play, rest, sleep, and social participation will be emphasized and practiced. Use of high and low technology will be introduced. Documentation covering Individual Education Plans, reports, progress notes and discharge planning will be practiced. MSOT
OT 5200 Professional Development Seminar This course provides a final opportunity for students to reflect on their professional development as an occupational therapist. Students will synthesize their skills and create a professional portfolio. Goals for Level II fieldwork success will also be identified. Key OT competencies and skills will be reviewed in preparation for the NBCOT examination. Students will also review the process for licensure and prepare for employment as an occupational therapist. MSOT
OT 5500 Review and Exit Exam This curriculum review and exam will prepare students for the national Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. Students will review each of the domains of the NBCOT exam and take a practice test of questions involving each of the four domains. Students will have an opportunity to work with peers and faculty on analysis of questions. Students will also review test taking strategies. MSOT Review
OTA 1000 OTA FoundationsThis course introduces the student to the field of Occupational Therapy, its history, and theories/models of practice. The contribution of the COTA to client wellness as part of the healthcare team is stressed, as well as the organizations regulating and guiding the practice of Occupational Therapy. AOTA's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice are presented. The student also will become acquainted with procedures and practices standard in the healthcare field, including HIPAA/client confidentiality and infection control in healthcare settings and the home.OTA
OTA 1001 Human Components IThe first in a series of three courses. This course studies medical terminology and the terminology of the occupational therapy practice framework.OTA
OTA 1002 Human Components II The second in a series of three courses. This course focuses on human development. Human Components II explores physical and developmental aspects of the human: infant, childhood, adolescent and adult. Support for quality of life, well-being, and occupation as part of the OTA's professional responsibility are explored, with reference to social, ethical and health and welfare issues affecting occupation.OTA
OTA 1003 Human Components III The third in a series of three courses. This course covers pathology. Human Components III explores the mechanisms of disease, diseases of systems and prevention.OTA
OTA 1004 PsychologyIn this course psychopathology throughout the life span is explored. The evolution of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders is examined and models of practice in psychiatry are looked at. Psychiatric disorders, their implications for function, and treatment as well as implications for occupational therapy are reviewed and discussed. OTA
OTA 1005 KinesiologyIn this course the structure and organization of the human body are examined and analyzed in relation to the functional movements required for work, play and self-care activities. The occupational therapy biomechanical framework is reviewed. Principles of kinesiology are presented in relation to functional mobility, body mechanics and joint protection.OTA
OTA 1006 Fundamentals of OTA PracticeBuilding on the concepts introduced in Term 1, this course explores the professional responsibilities, legalities, ethics, and Standards of Practice demanded of a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. The use of research of professional literature, continuing education, and the need to mentor OTA students is presented.OTA
OTA 1007 Physical Dysfunction IIn this course, the normal occupational performance in development of adult roles is developed. Physical, socioeconomic, environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and physical factors that influence adult occupational performance in the roles of adulthood including homemaker and worker roles are examined. Exploration of the recovery process, from acute care to rehabilitation for physical and psychosocial conditions, is reviewed. Involvement in assessment, intervention, and therapeutic activities that facilitate age appropriate occupational behaviors is practiced. The discharge process and collaboration with other professionals and community agencies is included as part of the treatment continuum. OTA
OTA 1008 Physical Dysfunction IIIn this course, the normal occupational performance in development of adult roles is continued, to include knowledge and application of assistive devices that are fundamental in the practice of occupational therapy across diagnostic categories and age groups, an introduction to a broad range of equipment from "low technology" to complex "high-technology" devices involving micro-electronics. Topics include: adapted equipment for activities of daily living, home modifications, personal mobility and adapted driving, computer accessibility, communication aides. The environments in which assistive technologies are used will be explored including home, school, work, play and recreation. OTA
OTA 1009 Pediatric OTThis course covers the causes, course and prognosis of disorders that occur from birth through adolescence. The principles and theories underlying learning and the developmental process will be reviewed. The OTA's use of play in the development of self-discovery, decision-making, work-role skills will be discussed. The role of the OTA in prevention and rehabilitation programs within different types of service facilities will be explored. The role of families, care givers, teachers and significant others in the treatment process will be discussed. Assessment, program planning and treatment will be defined and performance skills necessary for successful occupational behaviors will be presented.OTA
OTA 1010 Psychosocial DysfunctionThis course provides students with a comprehensive view of OT practice in psychosocial dysfunction. The course covers intervention techniques, interacting with clients, safety, the OTA's role in assessment, documentation, and theoretical issues that guide mental health practice.OTA
OTA 1011 DocumentationThis course introduces students to the role of documentation in client care, the contents of documentation, including the subjective, objective, and assessment data and plan, and their importance within the health record. Application of these documentation techniques, primarily using the SOAP format, including the use of medical terminology and abbreviations, will be practiced. The relationship of documentation to the client and billing/reimbursement as well as to legal and ethical issues is also discussed.OTA
OTA 1102 Term 2 ReviewOTA 1102 Term 2 ReviewThis course summarizes material from Term 2 in preparation for the Term 2 Exit Exam. Selected topics come from OTA 1000 OTA Foundations, OTA 1001 Human Components I, OTA 1002 Human Components II, OTA 1005 Kinesiology, and OTA 2001 Lab 1.OTA Review
OTA 1104 Term 4 ReviewThis course summarizes material from Term 4 in preparation for the Term 4 Exit Exam. Selected topics come from OTA 1006 Fundamentals of OTA Practice, OTA 1009 Pediatric OT, OTA 1010 Psychosocial Dysfunction, and OTA 2003 Lab 3.OTA Review
OTA 1104 Term 4 ReviewThis course summarizes material from Term 3 in preparation for the Term 3 Exit Exam. Selected topics come from OTA 1003 Human Components III OTA 1007 Physical Dysfunction I, OTA 1008 Physical Dysfunction II, and OTA 2002 Lab 2.OTA Review
OTA 2001 OTA Lab IThis OT Skills Lab course builds a foundation of basic abilities and practical knowledge that are fundamental to the practice of occupational therapy assistants. Students will focus on acquiring usable skills related to client mobility, self-care, standard equipment use, and safety issues. Students will practice a variety of skills and begin learning how to instruct others as well as document interventions. Students will begin to analyze aspects of the whole person and begin to exercise judgment and clinical reasoning skills. Students will also complete CPR/BLS certification. Students also begin to learn how to view themselves as therapeutic instruments.OTA
OTA 2002 OTA Lab IIThis OT Skills Lab course focuses on furthering the acquisition of practical skills and knowledge. Students are exposed to more intervention ideas and perspectives. Working with the biomechanical frame of reference is a major topic. Students are introduced to the proper use of physical agent modalities in occupational therapy, vital signs, safety, managing medically complicated clients, wheelchair management, and therapeutic media. Information gathering, and documentation are further integrated with practical skills. OTA
OTA 2003 OTA Lab IIIThis course continues to afford students the ability to learn new practice skills as well as promote higher levels of clinical reasoning. Students practice applying group dynamics, teaching-learning, sensory integration techniques, and troubleshoot selection of interventions for various life stages and mental health symptoms. Community-based interventions and lifestyle redesign are introduced. More assessments are explored and students will continue to practice documentation. OTA
OTA 2010 First Level I fieldworkLevel 1 fieldwork experiences provide exposure to OT practice environments with the intent of clarifying the link between the needs of real clients, and coursework. Level 1 fieldwork introduces students to the fieldwork experience and sets a foundation for later fieldwork. Level 1 fieldwork consists of directed observation and participation in various aspects of the occupational therapy process.OTA
OTA 2020 Second Level I fieldworkLevel 1 fieldwork experiences provide exposure to OT practice environments with the intent of clarifying the link between the needs of real clients, and coursework. Level 1 fieldwork introduces students to the fieldwork experience and sets a foundation for later fieldwork. Level 1 fieldwork consist of directed observation and participation in various aspects of the occupational therapy process OTA
OTA 2030 First Level II fieldworkThe First Level II fieldwork experience involves an eight week assignment of full time clinical experience under the direct supervision of a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant. The student will assist in all phases of practice including observation, evaluation, treatment, and documentation. Through guided practice students will develop appropriate clinical reasoning for preparation as entry-level, generalist occupational therapy assistants.OTA
OTA 2040 Second Level II fieldworkThe Second Level II fieldwork experience involves an eight week assignment of full time clinical experience under the direct supervision of a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant. The student will assist in all phases of practice including observation, evaluation, treatment, and documentation. Through guided practice students will develop appropriate clinical reasoning for preparation as entry-level, generalist occupational therapy assistants.OTA
OTA 2050 Phase 1 ReviewPhase 1 Review increases a student's basic knowledge of occupational therapy topics, reviews material to promote long-term memory, and begins preparing the student for the Program Exit Exam. Students will complete reading and writing assignments via the university's online learning system during their second Level II fieldwork. OTA Review
OTA 2060 End of Program ReviewThe End of Program Review teaches students about the process of preparing for, setting up, and taking the NBCOT certification exam for occupational therapy assistants. Actions to take upon successful completion of the exam are also addressed. The course is designed to assist students to plan and prepare for the NBCOT exam as well as test their knowledge in selected areas. Additionally, the course covers program-specific topics in preparation for the Program Exit Exam required for graduation.OTA Review
PSY 1001 Introduction to Interpersonal RelationshipsThis course is an introduction to the complex interaction of social and psychological forces in human communication. The course critically evaluates interpersonal relationships and the communication issues surrounding human interaction in various contexts. It examines basic concepts, theories, and research findings relevant to initiating, developing, modifying, and maintaining, relationships in communication process. GenEd
PSY 1001 Introduction to Interpersonal Relationships This course is an introduction to the complex interaction of social and psychological forces in human communication. The course critically evaluates interpersonal relationships and the communication issues surrounding human interaction in various contexts. It examines basic concepts, theories, and research findings relevant to initiating, developing, modifying, and maintaining, relationships in communication processGenEd
PSY 1004 PsychologyThis introductory course will provide students with an overview of the current body of knowledge and methods of the science of psychology. Topics will include the historical foundations of psychology, cognition, emotions, learning, human development, biological bases of behavior, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy and behavior change, and social behavior. Emphasis also will be placed on the application of psychology to diverse human endeavors.GenEd
PSY 1010 Introduction to PsychologyThis course is designed to present students with a general overview of psychology. Topics include historical perspectives, research methods, human development, social psychology, and other current issues. GenEd
PSY 1020 Developmental Psychology: Life Span Psychology This course will provide an in-depth review of human development from a biopsychosocial approach with emphasis on the cultural context of development, the roles of age and gender, and applications to daily living.GenEd
PSY 3010 Organizational PsychologyThis course focuses on the major concepts and theories comprising organizational psychology. Topics include individual differences, diversity and cultural differences, perceptions, motivations, reward systems, leader-member exchange theory, interpersonal communication, ethical decision making, designing organizations, and change and development in organizations. GenEd
PTA 1001 Introduction to PTAThis course introduces students to physical therapy practice and the role of the physical therapist assistant in providing patient care. Emphasis is placed on quality assurance and interpersonal skills and the multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation is introduced. The course also familiarizes the student with health care facilities and government agencies. The role of ethics in healthcare is also introduced as are medical record, billing, reimbursement, and research. Skills related to infection control, patient preparation, vital signs, patient safety, patient positioning, body mechanics, bed mobility, transfers, wheelchairs, assistive devices, and gait in clinical settings are practiced at the introductory level in the lab setting.PTA
PTA 1002 PathologyThis course examines the mechanism of disease, including immunity, inflammation, inheritance, cancer, and infectious diseases. Selected diseases of the body's systems, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, endocrine, and special senses are presented as well as information regarding the effects of aging, signs and symptoms, basic medical management, implications for the PTA, and prognosis. Emphasis is placed on medical terminology and abbreviations.PTA
PTA 1003 PT through the Life CycleThis course examines normal and abnormal development from conception to adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the developmental sequence, testing, and treatment of neurological and orthopedic disorders in the pediatric population. Development through adulthood is covered with an emphasis on aging changes that affect function in the geriatric population and related physical therapy interventions are presented. The course also introduces various aspects of geriatric care, including, but not limited to, wellness care and adaptation to exercise modalities. Performance in the lab setting of assessments and interventions appropriate to the pediatric and geriatric populations are practiced. In addition, the service learning project is introduced in this course even though it is embedded in the syllabus of course PTA1010.PTA
PTA 1004 KinesiologyThis course covers functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, including muscle origins, insertions, actions, and nerve supply, while applying biomechanics of normal and abnormal movement in the human body. The concepts of goniometry, manual muscle testing, dermatomes, and myotomes are introduced, while identification and palpation of superficial landmarks are practiced. The biomechanics of the gait cycle is also introduced. Students are introduced to using the Levels of Evidence rating scale as it applies to clinical research and the respective course assignmentPTA
PTA 1005 Therapeutic ExerciseThis course introduces therapeutic exercise theories and practical applications including those for range of motion, aerobic conditioning and reconditioning, posture awareness, stretching, strengthening, and joint mobilization. Tissue response to range of motion, stretch, and resistive exercise is also examined and lab practice of the techniques learned is integrated. The course also presents therapeutic exercise interventions that are appropriate for use during specific phases of recovery from a soft tissue, bone, or peripheral nerve disorder or injury as well as topics on prevention, health, and wellness topics.PTA
PTA 1006 ProceduresThis lecture/laboratory course is designed to develop skills commonly utilized by PTAs including positioning and draping, bed mobility, soft tissue techniques, transfers, wheelchair mobility, and gait training. Use and adjustment of assistive/adaptive devices to improve function will also be incorporated in addition to the application of cervical and lumbar spine mechanical traction and the fundamental concepts of proper body mechanics and ergonomics. This course further provides the student with the background to determine applicability of the stated procedures, including the patient assessment skills needed to determine safety and indications for the procedures as well as the skills to determine the success of the intervention administered. Students develop their skills through supervised practice with each other in the laboratory while having an opportunity to both administer and receive treatment. Proper documentation and communication of the intervention and patient outcome is also presented. Categorization of the levels and grades of evidence as defined by the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines is also emphasizedPTA
PTA 1007 PTA Practice IThis course addresses infection control techniques, assessment of vital signs, special equipment and patient care environments, incidents and emergencies in the patient care environment, accessibility assessments and adaptations, and basic wound care. These topics are applied and practiced in the lab setting. Students are provided with and demonstrate teaching techniques for use with patients, caregivers, and other health care providers.PTA
PTA 1008 Orthopedic InterventionsThis course presents common orthopedic conditions, pathologies, and surgical procedures involving the peripheral joints and spine. The provision and progression of treatments, including procedures and modalities for each specific joint and the spine, are presented and practiced as these activities relate to tissue repair and healing response. Manual modality techniques specific to the peripheral joints are also practiced. Principles and interventions for an individual with total joint arthroplasty are also presented and practiced.PTA
PTA 1009 Neurologic InterventionsThis course examines neurological conditions, including pathology and management of medical problems of stroke, head injury, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord and nerve injuries, and other conditions. The course also introduces techniques to facilitate neurodevelopmental treatment, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, the Brunnstrom Approach, and other techniques. PTA
PTA 1010 PTA Practice IIThis course provides opportunities to learn and practice theoretical principles and practical applications of cardiopulmonary techniques, exercises, and postural drainage. Lecture and lab include wound identification, measurement, dressing, treatments, and debridement. This course introduces basic principles and indications/ contraindications in the use of selected prosthetic and orthotic devices with discussion and practice in making adjustments to the various devices. Principles and applications in balance and interventions for the individual with an amputation, the physiology and control of edema, residual limb wrapping, and seating and positioning are also provided in lecture and lab settings. The research of evidence-based practice and prioritizing the grades of evidence is included. In addition, the course presents an overview of women’s health and alternative therapy interventions. Students are also expected to complete a service learning component by volunteering at a non-profit, community-based program or facility related to their course work and then reflecting on their experience. Service learning is a program that helps the students to connect what they have learned in the classroom and/or lab setting to the community.PTA
PTA 1011 Professional IssuesThis course engages the student in the discussion of professional issues and behaviors related to clinical practice in order to prepare the student for transition into the workforce. The topics help the student prepare for licensure, employment, and professional development; identify behaviors in response to legal, ethical, and professional issues; develop job placement skills; and debate socioeconomic influences related to the field of physical therapy.PTA
PTA 1012 Therapeutic Measurement and TestingIn this course students will perform the skills associated with data collection techniques as performed by Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs). This laboratory/lecture course is designed to develop measurement skills for joint range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength for all the peripheral joints and the spine. This course material will also develop student skills for performing neurological testing such as sensation, proprioception, kinesthesia and reflex assessment. Students will practice with each other in the laboratory providing them with the opportunity to both administer and receive care. Proper documentation and communication of the treatment application and patient outcome is included.PTA
PTA 1013 ElectrotherapyThis course is designed to introduce the student/learner to electrotherapeutic modalities in physical therapy practice which are commonly utilized by PTA's. Lecture and laboratory activities develop problem solving skills and critical thinking in the use of electrotherapy. Basic concepts in physical properties of electricity (waveforms, types of currents, nature of electricity), electrical safety and instrumentation will be provided. Students will be introduced to the principles of therapeutic application of electrical stimulation including strengthening (NMES and Russian ES), re-education (FES), nerve regeneration with direct current, pain reduction (TENS and IFC), tissue repair (HVPC), trans-dermal application of anti-inflammatory agents (iontophoresis) and biofeedback. It provides the student with the background to determine the applicability of the stated procedures, including the assessment skills needed to determine safety, indications for the procedures, as well as the skills to determine the success of the technique/treatment administered. Students develop their skills through supervised practice with each other in the laboratory providing them with the opportunity to both administer and receive treatment. Proper documentation and communication of the technique/ treatment application and patient outcome is included.PTA
PTA 1014 ModalitiesThis course introduces physical agents and therapeutic modalities in physical therapy practice which are commonly utilized by PTAs. Lecture and laboratory activities develop problem solving skills and critical thinking in the use of cryotherapy, therapeutic heat, ultrasound, hydrotherapy/aquatic therapy, electromagnetic therapy (LASER, diathermy, ultraviolet light, pulsed electromagnetic fields), spinal traction and compression therapies. The course provides the student with the background to determine the applicability of the stated procedures, including the patient assessment skills needed to determine safety and indications for the procedures, as well as the skills to determine the success of the technique/treatment administered. Students develop their skills through supervised practice with each other in the laboratory while having the opportunity to both administer and receive treatment. Proper documentation and communication of the technique/ treatment application and patient outcome are included.PTA
PTA 1015 DocumentationThis course introduces students to the role of documentation in patient care, the contents of documentation, including the subjective, objective, and assessment data and plan, and their importance within the medical record. Application of these documentation techniques, primarily using the SOAP format, including the use of medical terminology and abbreviations, will be practiced. The relationship of documentation to the patient and billing/reimbursement as well as to legal and ethical issues is also discussed.PTA
PTA 1101 Term 1 ReviewThis course applies theory and critical thinking to licensing exam-style questions. Topics presented in the term are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. Students will receive feedback on weak areas of knowledge and areas of strength.PTA
PTA 1102 Term 2 ReviewThis course applies theory and critical thinking to licensing exam-style questions. Topics presented in the term are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. Students will receive feedback on weak areas of knowledge and areas of strength.PTA
PTA 1103 Term 3 ReviewThis course applies theory and critical thinking to licensing exam-style questions. Topics presented in the term are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. Students will receive feedback on weak areas of knowledge and areas of strength.PTA
PTA 1104 Term 4 ReviewThis course applies theory and critical thinking to licensing exam-style questions. Topics presented in the term are reviewed. Test taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. PTA
PTA 1105 Program ReviewThis course applies theory and critical thinking to licensing exam-style questions. Topics presented throughout the program are reviewed through a series of online exams administered in the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) Review Module. Test-taking techniques and stress-reduction practices are also presented. Students will receive feedback on weak areas of knowledge and areas of strength. Students will discuss the student experience, reinforce concepts and techniques introduced in the program and identify deficiencies in knowledge and skills. This course also prepares the student for the certification examination.PTA
PTA 2002 PTA Lab IThis course provides opportunities for application of techniques introduced in Kinesiology, Therapeutic Exercise, Procedures, Therapeutic Measurement and Testing, and PTA Practice I. Covers palpation of landmarks, practical applications of various types of exercise techniques and machines used in the clinics, and a systematic approach to therapeutic exercise progression. Also stressed are practical application and demonstration of data collections skills including range of motion, manual muscle testing, therapeutic massage and neurological testing. Interventions skills related to procedures, including gait training, wheelchair management, assistive device selection and adjustment, are also performed in a laboratory setting.PTA
PTA 2003 PTA Lab IIThis course provides opportunities for application of techniques introduced in PT through the Lifecycle, Modalities, and Electrotherapy.PTA
PTA 2004 PTA Lab IIIThis practical laboratory course includes integration of orthopedic and neurological treatment plans and progressions as well as documentation of the treatments and techniques learned. Practical application techniques discussed and learned in PTA Practice II will also be included. Interventions skills include the provision and progression of treatments, including procedures and modalities for each specific joint and the spine, manual modality techniques, neurodevelopmental treatment, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and the Brunnstrom Approach. Other skills include cardiopulmonary techniques, postural drainage, wound identification, measurement and dressing, debridement, selection and management of orthotic and prosthetic devices, interventions for amputations, edema management, women’s health and alternative therapies.PTA
PTA 2010 Clinical Practicum IThis first clinical experience presents the students with an opportunity to experience the role of the Physical Therapy Assistant in a practical setting. The course emphasizes patient and staff working relationships, awareness of patient disorders and application of physical therapy techniques.PTA
PTA 2030 Clinical Affiliation IThis course provides opportunities for application of techniques introduced in PT through the Lifecycle, Modalities, PTA Practice I and Electrotherapy as well as documentation of the treatments and techniques learned. Covers practical applications of various types of modalities, electrical stimulation and therapeutic agents used in the clinics. Also stressed are developmental sequence, testing, and treatment of neurological and orthopedic disorders in the pediatric population. Performance in the lab setting of assessments and interventions appropriate to the pediatric and geriatric populations are practiced. Skills related to infection control techniques, assessment of vital signs, special equipment and patient care environments, incidents and emergencies in the patient care environment, accessibility assessments and adaptations, and basic wound care are also practiced in a laboratory setting.PTA
PTA 2040 Clinical Affiliation IISecond of two separate six-week assignments are to be completed with students being exposed to a variety of clinical settings. The student completes forty clock hours per week of supervised clinical experience. The combined total of sixteen weeks of clinical experience, including PTA 2010, 2030 and 2040, prepares the student for entry-level performance.PTA
SCI 1010 Physical ScienceThis course is an introduction to the principles and methods of the physical sciences. The course emphasizes terminology, concepts, and methods used in physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. GenEd
SCI 1020 Anatomy and PhysiologyThis course covers the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cellular respiration, homeostasis, organization of the human body, cells, tissues and organs, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, reproductive, endocrine, excretory and digestive systems. This course integrates medical terminology, word roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Positional and locational terminology is also introduced. Due to the academic rigorous nature of the PTA Program, a heavy emphasis is placed on learning the gross anatomy of the human body. The course is intended to provide the fundamental knowledge needed to be successful in the PTA Program. Specific courses that rely heavily on a sound understanding of gross human anatomy are, but not limited to, Kinesiology, Therapeutic Exercise, Modalities, Electrotherapy, Orthopedic and Neurologic Interventions. Students will experience hands on learning in state of the art anatomy labs and will be able to identify and examine neuromusculoskeletal and vascular structures using human cadavers, synthetic human cadavers (SYNDAVERS) and medical grade, 1/4-scale male anatomical models. PTA students will also have access to various other anatomical models for instructional purposes. Clinical palpation skills are heavily incorporated into the curriculum for SCI 1020 and are taught to competency. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will develop vital clinical skills such as understanding the length tension relationships of both contractile and non-contractile soft tissue structures when those structures are placed in specific anatomical positions.GenEd
SCI 1020 Anatomy and PhysiologyThis course covers the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cellular respiration, homeostasis, organization of the human body, cells, tissues and organs, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, reproductive, endocrine, excretory, and digestive systems. This course integrates medical terminology, word roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Positional and locational terminology is also introduced. Due to the academic rigorous nature of the PTA Program, a heavy emphasis is placed on learning the gross anatomy of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on gross human anatomy as it pertains to the neuromusculoskeletal system and the clinical practice of physical therapist assisting. Origins, insertions, actions, innervations and the blood supply to the upper extremity, lower extremity, facial and trunk musculature are presented. Human cadavaric videos are incorporated to reinforce knowledge acquisition, and hands-on practice is obtained through the use of synthetic human cadavers (Syndavers)GenEd
SCI 1021 Anatomy and PhysiologyThis course covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, organization of the human body, cells, tissues and organs, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, reproductive, endocrine, renal, and digestive systems. Positional and locational terminology is emphasized. It introduces common human disease processes and the concept of homeostasis and cellular respiration. The course is intended to provide fundamentals for later specific investigation of selected body systems and organs. This course integrates medical terminology, word roots, combining forms, and abbreviations.GenEd
SCI 1021 Anatomy and Physiology This course covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, organization of the human body, cells, tissues and organs, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, reproductive, endocrine, renal, and digestive systems. Positional and locational terminology is emphasized. It introduces common human disease processes and the concept of homeostasis and cellular respiration. The course is intended to provide fundamentals for later specific investigation of selected body systems and organs. This course integrates medical terminology, word roots, combining forms, and abbreviations.OTA
SCI 1030 Human AnatomyThis course focuses on the structure of organ systems at the gross, sub-gross, and microscopic levels based on human material and dissection. Anatomy Lab is a component of the course.GenEd
SCI 1040 PhysiologyThis course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the function & regulation of the human body and physiological integration of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis. Physiology Lab is a component of the course.GenEd
SCI 1050 General MicrobiologyAn introduction to the basic concepts and principles of microbiology as it affects human health. Topics include the process of disease transmission, immunology, physical and chemical methods of disease prevention and control as well as major infectious diseases of the body systems. Microbiology Lab is a component of the course.GenEd
SCI 3010 Environmental StudiesThis course focuses on the complex relationship between technological advancement and finite resources. Topics include the dynamics of human population, impact of industry, role of consumerism in ecosystems, limited resources available for human use, and methods by which individuals and societies can decrease pollution and the depletion of natural resources. GenEd
SOC 1010 Introduction to SociologyThis course is an introduction to sociology as a way of understanding the world. Sociology is a field of study that explains social, political, and economic phenomena in terms of social structures, social forces, and group relations. It will introduce you to the field by focusing on several important sociological topics, including socialization, culture, the social construction of knowledge, inequality, race and ethnic relations, poverty, and political sociology.GenEd
SOC 3010 Cultural Identity and DiversityThis course focuses on how diversity plays a central role in cultural values, public policy, and the shape of our daily lives. It explores cultural diversity based on categories of religion, age, geography, language, class, race and ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.RNBSN
VET 1001 Veterinary Medical Terminology This course is an introduction in the language utilized in the veterinary medical field. After completion of this course, the student will be able to identify word construction (roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms) and use veterinary terminology as it relates to anatomy and physiology, veterinary clinical procedures, diagnostic testing, small, large animal, and exotic species and disease, anesthesia, surgery and dentistry. In addition, the student will also be able to recognize and use pharmacological abbreviations.ASVT
VET 1100/1100C Small Animal Handling and Husbandry This course is an introduction into animal husbandry, animal behavior and the responsibilities and duties associated with the role of a veterinary technician. After completion of this course, the student will understand all duties, functions and opportunities available, and will be knowledgeable on important occupational safety issues, legal and ethical responsibilities and ramifications and how to maintain a professional attitude. Students will also know how to identify the most popular breeds of the dog and cat and recognize common diseases associated with these species; as well as understand appropriate husbandry practices. In addition, students will be able to utilize appropriate veterinary medical terminology associated with this course. Students will also be knowledgeable in safe handling and restraint techniques and will know how to apply advanced restraints such as, muzzle, rabies pole and gauntlets. Also, after completion of this course, students will be proficient in basic nursing skills, which will include the ability to perform a basic behavioral assessment, administration of medications, nail trim, and grooming techniques. Additionally, students will understand potential safety risks that are associated with small animal handling.ASVT
VET 1102 Term 2 Review & Exam This course is a review of knowledge and concepts learned in Term I. After completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the term exit cumulative examASVT Review
VET 1103 Term 3 Review & Exam This course is a review of knowledge and concepts learned in Term II. After completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the term exit cumulative exam.ASVT Review
VET 1104 Term 4 Review & Exam This course is a review of knowledge and concepts learned in Term III and application of theory and critical thinking to the California Registered Veterinary Technician Exam style questions. After completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the term exit cumulative exam and will be knowledgeable in the style and content of questions asked in the Veterinary Medical Boards Licensing exam which RVT candidates will sit for upon Graduation from this program.ASVT Review
VET 1105 Term 5 Review & Exam This course is a review of knowledge and concepts learned in Term IV and application of theory and critical thinking to the California Registered Veterinary Technician Exam (CRVTE) and Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) style questions. After completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the term exit cumulative exam and will be knowledgeable in the style and content of questions asked in the National Technician exam and California Licensing exam which RVT candidates will sit for upon Graduation from this program.ASVT Review
VET 1110/ 1110L Anatomy and Physiology of Animals This course is an introduction to veterinary anatomy and physiology at the veterinary technician level. The course compares the anatomy of small and large animal species encountered in the veterinary medical field. On completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize and describe the anatomy of different species and understand the physiology of each major organ. In addition, the student will be able to utilize medical terminology related to anatomical and directional terms, dentistry and basic histology.ASVT
VET 1200/ 1200C Veterinary Clinical Nursing This course is an introduction into the nursing skills required by veterinary technicians After completion of this course, students will be able to recognize documents contained within a medical record, know how to document in a medical record using SOAP format, perform a physical assessment and understand all data collected, such as normal and abnormal temperature, pulse, respiration, basic heart sounds and recording information related to each body system. In addition, students will be able to perform diagnostic sampling and related procedures such as venipuncture, serologic ELISA test kits, urinalysis via ultrasound guided cystocentesis, and ocular diagnostics such as; tonometry, fluorescein staining and Schirmer tear tests. Students will also know how to prepare techniques for routine skin and ear tests such as; ear swabbing for an ear cytology, skin scraping and preparation dermatophyte test cultures and microscopic evaluation. Students will understand how to administer topical and parenteral medication which includes subcutaneous, intravascular, and intramuscular injections and will also be knowledgeable in the principles of wound care and IV catheter placement and care.ASVT
VET 1210/ 1210L Veterinary Microbiology This course is an introduction to infectious disease organisms commonly encountered in veterinary patients. On completion of this course, the student will be able to identify and understand the biology of bacteria, viruses, rickettsial organisms, prions, and fungi. In addition, the student will also be knowledgeable on the immunology of common domestic animals and disease prevention in these species. The student will also be able to recognize and perform various laboratory tests and procedures to identify animal related microorganisms and utilize veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations related to microbiology.ASVT
VET 1300/ 1300L Veterinary Lab Diagnostics This course is an introduction to laboratory diagnostic procedure skills required by veterinary technicians. On completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare specimens for diagnostic review, perform laboratory diagnostic tests to aid in patient diagnosis, utilize and manage laboratory equipment and related supplies to ensure quality and accuracy of test results. An emphasis will be placed on laboratory and personnel safety.ASVT
VET 1311/ 1311L Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging This course is an introduction to the principles of diagnostic imaging as it applies to veterinary patients. After completion of this course, the student will be knowledgeable in the function and maintenance of radiographic equipment, regulations, safety and quality control as well be able to perform common radiographic imaging techniques including, digital dental imaging and ultrasound techniques. The student will also be able to apply proper positioning techniques of small animals, equine, avian and exotic patients for the implementation of x-ray diagnostics and prescribed treatments.ASVT
VET 1321 Small Animal Medicine This course is an introduction to animal medical disease and conditions commonly encountered in small animal patients. On completion of this course, students will understand and be able to recognize metabolic, genetic, and infectious diseases of dogs and cats and know the nutritional requirements required for each species. In addition, students will also be able to demonstrate good client communication soft skills and educate clients as it relates to small animal disease, including but not limited to oral care and nutrition.ASVT
VET 1331 Veterinary PharmacologyThis course is an introduction to the principles of pharmacology and the pharmaceutical products commonly used in veterinary medicine. On completion of this course, the student will understand the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmaceutical classifications, and be able to perform dosage calculation procedures. In addition, the student will be able to recognize differences between the various drug classes, and understand the actions, and potential side effects of common pharmaceutical drugs utilized in veterinary medicine.ASVT
VET 1332 Veterinary Pharmacology II This course is a continuation of VET1332 Pharmacology and principles of pharmacology and the pharmaceutical products commonly used in veterinary medicine. On completion of this course, the student will understand the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmaceutical classifications, and be able to perform dosage calculation procedures. In addition, the student will be able to recognize differences between the various drug classes, and understand the actions, and potential side effects of common pharmaceutical drugs utilized in veterinary medicine.ASVT
VET 2000 Veterinary Technician Preceptorship During this course, the student will be paired with a licensed veterinary professional at an offsite veterinary facility and will have an opportunity to observe a professional veterinary team in action. After completion of this course, the student will have gained an insight into and understand the various roles and responsibilities assigned to veterinary technicians in clinical practice. Clinical sites may include a small animal practice, an animal population control facility, or another animal facility.ASVT
VET 2102/ 2102C Large Animal and Equine Procedures and Public HealthThis course is an introduction to Large Animal and Equine breeds, medicine and procedures. On completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize common large animal and equine species and breeds, including an understanding of their anatomy and physiology. Students will also be knowledgeable and will be able to perform safe handling and restraint, and basic clinical nursing and diagnostic procedures as well as understand the importance of bio-security as it relates to herd health, zoonotic diseases and preventative medicine and the One-Health initiative.ASVT
VET 2103 Program Review & Exam This course is a comprehensive review of knowledge and concepts learned and application of theory and critical thinking to the California Registered Veterinary Technician Exam (CRVTE) and Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) style questions. After completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the Program exit cumulative exam and will be knowledgeable in the style and content of questions asked in the National Technician exam and California Licensing exam which RVT candidates will sit for upon Graduation from this program.ASVT Review
VET 2110L Veterinary Parasitology Lab with Service Learning This course is the lab component to VET2111, an introduction to parasitic disease organisms commonly encountered in veterinary patients. Topics include life cycles, clinical diagnostic techniques, and prevention of common parasitic organisms in domestic animals. Emphasis is placed on laboratory safety and management, including safe handling of laboratory specimens and quality control. Students are also expected to complete a Service Learning component by completing additional assignments related to educating preschool and elementary school children about the transmission and prevention of zoonotic parasites. ASVT
VET 2111/ 2111L Veterinary Parasitology This course is an introduction to parasitic disease organisms commonly encountered in veterinary patients. On completion of this course, the student will be able to identify parasitic organisms and the parasitic life cycle, as well as prepare and analyze specimens for diagnostic purposes. Students will also understand the principles of preventative care for common domestic animals for client and patient safety. In addition, students will also be able to implement safe laboratory practices, and quality assurance controls to ensure accuracy and verification of diagnostic testing as it relates to veterinary parasitology.ASVT
VET 2130/ 2130L Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia This course is an introduction into Anesthesia and Analgesia and the practical roles and responsibilities of veterinary technicians as it relates to the veterinary patient. On completion of this course, the student will be able to manage an anesthetic dental by developing a patient care plan. The student will also be able to recognize, set up and manage anesthetic equipment, dental equipment and instrumentation and dental x-ray. The student will know how to prepare the patient and administer pre-, peri- and post anesthetic patient monitoring and recovery. In addition, the student will also be able to educate the client on post-anesthesia home-care and preventative dental care.ASVT
VET 2140 Veterinary Business Management and Ethics This course is an introduction to business management and ethics. On completion of this course, the student will be knowledgeable in the management practices of a veterinary facility including the ethical and legal responsibilities, considerations and ramifications of licensed technicians. In addition, the student will also be able to demonstrate effective communication soft skills and professionalism.ASVT
VET 2201/ 2201C Emergency and Critical Care Nursing This course is an introduction in the emergency and critical care skills required for veterinary technicians. On completion of this course, students will be able to triage a critically ill or injured patient and know how to perform advanced nursing techniques such as, management of CPR, control episodes of acute blood loss, administer blood transfusions, place bandages and splints, and urinary catheters. The student will also know how to obtain diagnostic samples such as blood gas and set up and utilize ultrasound for collection of urine via ultrasound guided cystocentesis as required in the implementation of prescribed treatments.ASVT
VET 2210/ 2210C Veterinary Surgical Nursing and Dentistry This course is an introduction into Surgery and Dentistry and the practical roles and responsibilities of veterinary technicians in a surgical and/or dental patient procedure. On completion of this course, the student will be able to manage an anesthetic dental and surgical procedure by developing a patient care plan. The student will be able to recognize, set up and manage anesthetic equipment, dental and surgical instrumentation and dental x-ray, apply sterile patient preparation techniques, and understand the principles of pre-, peri- and post anesthetic patient monitoring and recovery. In addition, the student will also be able to educate the client on post-operative home care and preventative dental care.ASVT
VET 2221/ 2221L Laboratory and Exotic Animal Medicine This course is an introduction to the study of laboratory and exotic animals. On completion of this course, the student will be knowledgeable on the principles of laboratory and exotic animal husbandry, medicine, clinical nursing procedures, and research and have an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of veterinary technicians in a research institution. The student will also understand animal welfare regulations and ethics as it applies to human and animal health and safety.ASVT
VET 2300 Veterinary Technician Internship This course provides the student with the opportunity to refine clinical skills previously learned in the lab, at off-campus veterinary facilities. Students continue their training under the supervision of licensed veterinary technicians and/or veterinarians. Approved sites include specialty, emergency, critical care, and general practice hospitals that service equine, feline, exotic and avian patients. This course includes 13 weeks of clinical training for a total of 280 hours, and 13 weeks on campus for a total of 40 hours. During this course, student are required to complete online coursework which is designed to prepare them for the program exit exam, the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and the California Veterinary Technician Exam (CVTE). When transporting to the clinical site, students are expected to provide their own transportation.ASVT