Health Careers Bulletin


Health Careers Division

Areas of Concentration

Emergency Medical Services Radiologic Technology
Nursing – RN/VN Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Pharmacy Technology Program Respiratory Care Practitioner
Surgical Technology

Philosophy

The goal of the Health Careers Division is to provide quality education. The Health Careers faculty believes in the philosophy, purpose, and goals of Angelina College, and: (1) that education in health occupations can be provided through a framework of higher education; (2) that our communities provide suitable clinical/practicum experiences; and, (3) that through a carefully designed curriculum, the graduate of these programs can be gainfully employed.

Admission to Health Careers Programs

The college will accept to the limit of its physical and financial resources all students that meet the admissions requirements of each program. The Health Careers Programs, because of excessively high demand, have additional admission requirements and we recommend early application; however, the Division does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

A person must show evidence of good physical and mental health, a medical record with specific health requirements and immunizations are required upon admission, followed by an annual TB test. Each student who registers is required to purchase liability insurance yearly. Upon “conditional acceptance” into a program, all students must complete a certified background check and random drug testing using our approved providers, following our approved protocol.

As a student enrolled in a Health Careers program, you will encounter certain risks while you are in a classroom, laboratory experience, or in a clinical or practicum setting. In the event that you sustain an injury and/or require any medical testing or care, all resulting medical expenses (hospital, ambulance, or physician fees), are your financial responsibility and not the responsibility of Angelina College or the clinical/practicum site.

Progression Policy: A student must earn a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in all required courses in order to progress within the health careers programs. All program specific courses and general education courses must be taken in the appropriate sequence. Guided electives are exempted.

Emergency Medical Services. Applicants for the EMSP program are selected prior to each semester. All students wishing to take any EMSP course must make application to the program and have approval of the Program Coordinator prior to registration. Specific requirements will be found under the Emergency Medical Services heading of this bulletin.

Nursing: Associate Degree Program. Prospective applicants are selected once a year in late summer. There are several prerequisite courses a person may start taking in either the fall, spring or summer semesters. The student must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete to attend a mandatory information session. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Health Career Division (HC108) or (936)633-5265 as early as possible to sign up for an information session and be informed on required deadlines. Specific requirements will be found under the Nursing heading in this bulletin.

Nursing: Associate Degree – Transition Track. All interested LVNs are encouraged to apply as early as possible. A class is admitted each Summer Session I. Applications and information can be obtained from the Health Careers Division (HC 108). All interested applicants must attend a mandatory Information Session. In order to attend the Information Session, the prospective applicants must have passed TSI Assessment and be TSI complete. Specific requirements will be found under the Transition Nursing heading in this bulletin. 

Nursing: Vocational Nursing – Lufkin, Jasper, Crockett, Livingston and Hudson High School Cohort. Students are selected once a year during the fall and spring as designated. Interested persons must undergo required testing on specific dates and must attend a mandatory Information Session. Applications and information may be obtained from the Health Careers Division (HC 100), at (936)633-5265 for Lufkin. For Crockett please call (936)545-4324 or for Jasper please call (409)383-6359. Specific requirements will be found under the Nursing heading in this bulletin. For Livingston please call 936-633-5265 and Hudson High School Cohort must contact the Hudson Career/Tech coordinator.

Radiologic Technology. Applicants for this program are selected once a year at the end of Summer Session II. All applicants must attend a mandatory Information Session. Those selected begin Radiography student status at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Specific requirements will be found under the Radiologic Technology heading in this bulletin. Information and applications may be obtained from the Health Careers Division office (HC II 128) or you may call (936)633-5267.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Applicants for the program are selected every other year (even years) at the end of Summer Session II. All applicants must attend a mandatory Information Session. Dates and times for the information sessions can be found on the program’s website under the “Health Careers Division” web page or by contacting the Health Careers II secretary at (936) 633-5267. Those selected begin sonography student status at the beginning of the Fall semester. Specific requirements will be found under the Diagnostic Medical Sonography heading in this bulletin.

Respiratory Care Technology. Applicants for this program are selected once a year at the end of Summer Session I. All applicants must attend a mandatory Information Session and must be TSI complete. Those selected begin as a respiratory program student status at the beginning of the fall semester. Specific requirements will be found under the Respiratory Care Program heading in this bulletin. Information and applications may be obtained from the Health Careers Division office (HC II 128) or you may call (936)633-5267.

Pharmacy Technology Program. Applicants for this program are selected once a year in the summer. All applicants must attend a mandatory Information Session. Information (date and times) on the mandatory Information Session can be found on the program’s website under the “Health Careers” Division” web page or by contacting the Health Careers administrative assistant at (936) 633-5267. Those selected begin Pharmacy Technology student status at the beginning of the fall semester. Specific requirements will be found under the Pharmacy Technology Program heading in this bulletin.

Surgical Technology Program. Applicants for this program are selected once a year during the fall semester. All Applicants must attend a mandatory program Information Session and must be TSI complete. Information (dates and times) on the mandatory program information session can be found on the program’s website under the “Health Careers Division” web page or by contacting the Health Careers receptionist at (936) 633-5265. Those applicants selected for the program become surgical technology student status at the beginning of the spring semester. Prospective applications are encouraged to contact the Health Careers Division (HCI, room 100) or (936) 633-5265 as early as possible to sign up for an information session and be informed of all deadlines. Specific requirements for this program will be found under the Surgery Technology heading in this bulletin.

Health Careers Core Curriculum

The Health Careers core curriculum is a group of courses presenting information and skills common to most health careers. The core curriculum courses are considered “enhancer” courses. The purpose of the core curriculum is to assist students in being successful in choosing a health career suitable to their interest and to enhance their medical/health knowledge base prior to enrollment in a specific health

career program. The number of courses adopted by each program varies according to the length and needs of the program.

The courses included in the Health Careers core curriculum include:


Emergency Medical Services Program

Associate in Applied Science

*Degree plan will be changed based on state-mandated changes. New core curriculum effective Fall 2014.

The EMSP programs at Angelina College include curricula that meet and/or exceed the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) standards for certification in emergency medical services. The College offers a cooperative program with the Lufkin and Nacogdoches hospitals, Nacogdoches County EMS, the City of Lufkin Fire Department/EMS, and AmeriCare EMS Livingston, designed to provide understanding, proficiency and skill in Emergency Medical Services. All students wishing to take any EMSP course MUST make application to the program and have the approval of the Program Coordinator PRIOR to registration.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Emergency Medical Services Program, the graduate should possess the knowledge and skills to:

1.) Demonstrate entry level competencies for employment in the profession by functioning as an interdependent member of the pre-hospital health care team and demonstrating leadership in a team setting.
2.) Communicate, verbally, pertinent information concerning the patient to the health care provider receiving the patient.
3.) Communicate, in writing, pertinent information concerning the patient to the health care provider receiving the patient.
4.) Integrate all information to date to establish a field clinical impression (diagnosis).
5.) Integrate all information from the patient’s history and examination findings to select and implement the appropriate patient care. 

Admission Criteria

Emergency Medical Services Program

1.) Application and acceptance to Angelina College.

2.) Written application and acceptance to the EMSP Program.

3.) A document (transcript, high school diploma, GED certificate) indicating graduation from high school or its equivalent MUST BE on file in the EMSP office.

4.) A complete physical examination and certificate of immunization are required. Physical form provided during information session.

5.) Provide proof of a current 2 year American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card.

6.) The TSI Assessment for students seeking a degree.

7.) TDSHS Certification – must have copies of any current TDSHS certifications (if applicable).

8.) All applicants must attend an Information Session prior to acceptance.

9.) A background check is to be done within two weeks of the beginning of the course. A drug screen is required and will be done shortly after classes begin. These are done at the student’s expense at a designated time. Approximate cost $80.00. These screenings are completed through agencies designated by the program.

10.) Platinum Planner required.

11.) The drug screen and background check must be negative to receive full admission to the program


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

BASIC PROGRAM

Fall or Spring Semesters:

CREDIT HRS

EMSP 1160 – Clinical EMT/Technician – Basic1
EMSP 1501 – Emergency Medical Technician – Basic5

Total Hours

6

Upon successful completion (with a grade of “C” or higher) of the EMSP courses, the student is eligible to take the examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic by the National Registry of EMTs and the Texas Department of State Health Services. Courses must be taken concurrently.


EMS ADVANCED/PARAMEDIC CURRICULUM

Spring Semesters Only

CREDIT HRS

EMSP 1261 – Clinical EMT/Technician – Intermediate2
EMSP 1355 – Trauma Management3
EMSP 1356 – Patient Assessment and Airway Management3
EMSP 1438 – Introduction to Advanced Practice3
EMSP 2160 – Clinical EMT/Technician Paramedic I1

Total Hours

12

Upon successful completion (with a grade of “C” or higher) of the EMSP courses, the student is eligible to continue to the Paramedic Certificate at Angelina College, if the student successfully completed the EMSP – Basic program here at Angelina College. Courses must be taken concurrently. Effective March 31, 2013, the NREMT no longer offers the intermediate/85 provider level.


PARAMEDIC COMPLETION

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

CREDIT HRS

First Summer Session
EMSP 2348 – Emergency Pharmacology3
EMSP 2205 – EMS Operations2
EMSP 2261 – Clinical EMT/Technician – Paramedic II2
Total Hours7
Second Summer Session
EMSP 2544 – Cardiology5
Total Hours5
Fall Semester
EMSP 2243 – Assessment Based Management2
EMSP 2430 – Special Populations4
EMSP 2434 – Medical Emergencies4
EMSP 2462 – Clinical EMT/Technician - Paramedic III4
Total Hours14

Total Hours

26

Upon successful completion (with a grade of “C” or higher) of the EMSP courses, the student is eligible to take the examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic by the National Registry of EMTs and the Texas Department of State Health Services and earn a Certificate of Completion from Angelina College.

Note: The current state certifying examinations for EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic are the exams administered by the National Registry of EMTs.


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

THECB Approval for Fall 2014

CREDIT HRS

First Year

Fall Semester
BIOL 1408 – General Biology4
STSU 0X00 – Student Development0
EMSP 1501* – Emergency Medical Technician5
EMSP 1160* – Clinical EMT/Technician – Basic1
Total Hours10
Spring Semester
EMSP 1338* – Introduction to Advanced Practice3
EMSP 1356* – Patient Assessment and Airway Management3
EMSP 1355* – Trauma Management3
EMSP 1261* – Clinical EMT/Technician – Intermediate2
EMSP 2160 * – Clinical EMT/ Technician - Paramedic1
Total Hours12

Second Year

Summer Session I & II (12 Weeks)
EMSP 2348* – Emergency Pharmacology3
EMSP 2205* – EMS Operations2
EMSP 2261* – Clinical EMT//Technician - Paramedic II2
EMSP 2544* – Cardiology5
Total Hours12
Fall Semester
EMSP 2434* – Medical Emergencies4
EMSP 2430* – Special Populations4
EMSP 2243* – Assessment Based Management2
EMSP 2462* – Clinical EMT/Technician - Paramedic III4
Total Hours14
Spring Semester
ENGL 1301 – Composition3
SPCH 1318 – Interpersonal Communications3
ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1310 or MUSI 13063
SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology3
Total Hours12

Total Hours for Degree

60

*Prerequisites and co-requisites. See course descriptions. EMS Courses must be taken in sequence.


NURSING

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

THECB Approval for Fall 2014

Angelina College Nursing Program provides high quality nursing education in a culturally, racially and ethnically diverse community by creating positive teaching and learning environments consistent with professional, educational and ethical standards of nursing.

Career Tracks:

The nursing program is designed to permit students to enter as a beginning student or LVN and to exit at either the vocational or associate degree level. The Angelina College Nursing Program provides basic nursing education for the associate degree level on the Lufkin Campus and provides programs for vocational nursing at these locations: Lufkin, Jasper, Crockett, Livingston and Hudson High School.

Associate Degree Nursing Track/Vocational Nursing Options (Lufkin Campus Only)

The associate degree nursing program at the main campus in Lufkin is a multiple entry/ multiple exit program (MEEP). Upon successful completion of two calendar years of study, students receive the Associate in Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for registered nurse licensure by examination.

Students may choose to enroll in the vocational nursing option of the associate degree program. These students complete the first year of the associate degree track plus two optional vocational summer courses in preparation for vocational nurse licensure by examination. These students receive a certificate of completion from Angelina College. After completing the vocational nursing option, students may exit or continue through the second year of the curriculum and complete the associate degree nursing track.

The associate degree nursing track/vocational nursing option and all the vocational programs are accredited by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas. This agency establishes rules and regulations governing education, examination, licensure and practice of nursing.

LVN to ADN Transition Track:

This track is designed to facilitate the transition of the Licensed Vocational Nurse into the associate degree nursing track.

The curriculum begins the summer semester of each year. Applicants must:

1.) Meet program admissions requirements
2.) Be a graduate of a Texas vocational nurse program or out-of-state accredited program
3.) Hold a valid Texas vocational nurse license in good standing.

After successful completion of the equivalent of two calendar years, the student will receive the Associate in Applied Science degree and will be eligible to apply for registered nurse licensure by examination.

Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission of Angelina College, the Nursing Program provides quality nursing education in response to the unique needs and ethnic diversity of East Texas.

The mission of the nursing program is accomplished by:

1.) Maintaining program accreditation by BON

2.) Preparing students for licensure and beginning nursing practice

3.) Implementing a program that permits students to exit at either the vocational or associate degree level by achieving the Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs

4.) Promoting a caring orientation in a technologically changing environment

5.) Advocating a comprehensive approach to client care through use of the nursing process

6.) Developing a curriculum that reflects advances in nursing practice, current health trends and changes in individual family and community.

Associate Degree Nursing

Upon completion of the associate Degree level, the graduate nurse as a member of the profession should have the knowledge and skill to provide and coordinate care for clients (individuals and families) in a variety of settings by:

1.) Demonstrating the use of clinical reasoning, nursing process and evidence based practice outcomes as a basis for decision making.
2.) Exhibiting behaviors that reflect commitment to the growth and development of the role and function of nursing consistent with state and national regulations and with ethical and professional standards; aspires to improve the discipline of nursing and its contribution to society; and values self-assessment and the need for lifelong learning.
3.) Accepting responsibility for the quality of nursing care and provides safe, compassionate nursing care using a systematic process of assessment, analysis, panning, intervention, and evaluation that focuses on the needs and preferences of patients and their families.
4.) Promoting safety in the patient and family environment by: following scope and standards of nursing practice, practicing within the parameters of individual knowledge, skills and abilities; identifying and reporting actual and potential unsafe practices and implementing measures to prevent harm.
5.) Providing patient centered care by collaborating, coordinating and/or facilitating comprehensive care with an interdisciplinary/ multidisciplinary healthcare team to determine and implement best practices for the patients and their families.

Admission Criteria

Associate Degree Nursing/Vocational Nursing Option (MEEP)

1.) Gain admission to the college.
2.) Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete.
3.) Bring proof of TSI completion to the health careers’ secretary in HC, room 100 to register for a nursing program information session. Dates for these sessions are posted in HC and on the Angelina College website under 4.) “Nursing”. The information sessions are mandatory for admission to the nursing program.
5.) Attend the scheduled information session to get an application packet.
6.) Submit the completed application packet by designated date.
7.) Pass the dosage calculation test (90% or better) by designated date (grade is good for two years).
8.) Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better by designated date:

PSYC 2301 – General Psychology

ENGL 1301 – English Composition

RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing

BIOL 2401 – Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2402 – Anatomy and Physiology II

STSU 0100, 0200, or 0300 – Student Success

Note: Prerequisite courses may be taken only twice for selection consideration. If a prerequisite course is taken more than twice, only the second grade will be calculated in the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses. This second grade must be at least a “C.”

1.) Submit current college transcript(s) showing any prerequisite courses completed after application packet deadline. Applicants for transfer into the nursing program are reviewed on an individual basis. Applicants are not guaranteed acceptance. A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses transferred. The grade point average in prerequisite courses is used in the selection process. It is strongly recommended that prerequisite courses taken more than five (5) years prior to transfer, be audited. Students must provide transcripts and records that reflect the classroom and clinical hours.
2.) Submit a completed physical health form no later than the designated date:

    • a. Receive immunizations mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers. Note: All Hepatitis B series must be completed by the first clinical day of the first semester. This series requires six months to complete.

3.) Provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card
4.) “Conditional” acceptance into the nursing program is limited; applicants will be ranked and selected based on the following criteria:

    • Cumulative GPA in

PSYC 2301

ENGL 1301

RNSG 1208

BIOL 2401

BIOL 2402

    • Completion of all requirements by posted deadlines.
    • Admission test scores – Passing admissions test scores (Test scores are good for two years.)
    • Weighted score based on the first or second grade in science
    • Completion of co-requisite general education courses

5.) Applicants will be notified of “conditional” acceptance decisions by the second summer session, by posting of the Angelina College student email.
6.) A background check will be done in July of each year by Texas Board of Nursing procedure.
7.) A drug screen will be done and must be negative to receive “full” acceptance into the Nursing Program.
8.) Provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card.
9.) Students are allowed one entry and one re-entry into the nursing Program.
10.) Contact Nursing office at (936) 633-5265 for questions or comments.


NURSING

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE WITH VOCATIONAL NURSING OPTION

THECB Approval for Fall 2014

Required Prerequisite Courses

CREDIT HRS


PSYC 2301
– General Psychology
3
ENGL 1301 – English Composition3
RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing2

STSU 0X00
– Student Development
0
BIOL 2401 and 2402 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II8
Total Hours16

First Year

Fall Semester
RNSG 1205* – Nursing Skills+2
RNSG 1215* – Health Assessment2
RNSG 1309* – Introduction to Nursing+3
RNSG 1262* – Clinical Nursing2
RNSG 2420 – Microbiology2
Total Hours11
Spring Semester
RNSG 1341* – Common Concepts3
RNSG 1363 – Clinical Nursing3
RNSG 1301* – Pharmacology3

PSYC 2314
– Life Span
2
Total Hours11
Summer Semester
VNSG 1570 – Vocational Nursing PracticeVNSG 1570 – Vocational Nursing Practice5
VNSG 1360 – Clinical Nursing3
RNSG 1327* – Transition: Vocational Nursing Profession3
RNSG 1260 – Clinical Nursing - Transitions2
Total Hours12

Second Year

Fall Semester
Elective - Fine Arts/Humanity – Guided3
RNSG 1343* – Complex Concepts of Adult Health+3
RNSG 1412* – Nursing Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family+4
RNSG 2360 – Clinical Nursing2
Total Hours13
Spring Semester
RNSG 2331* – Advanced Concepts of Adult Health3
RNSG 2130* – Professional Nursing Review & Licensure Preparation1
RNSG 2363* – Clinical Nursing3
RNSG 2213* – Mental Health Nursing2
Total Hours9

Total Hours For Degree

60


ADMISSION CRITERIA

LVN to ADN Transition Track

1.) Gain admission to the college.
2.) Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete.
3.) Been employed as an LVN for at least one year, if not a graduate of an Angelina College VN program.
4.) Attend a Transitions (VN to RN) Information Session or meet with the transition program faculty to develop a degree plan and obtain an application packet.
5.) Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better:

PSYC 2301 – General Psychology

ENGL 1301 – English Composition

RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing

BIOL 2401 – Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2402 – Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2420 – Microbiology

PSYC 2314 – Lifespan Growth and Development

STSU 0100, 0200, or 0300 – Student Success

Note: Prerequisite courses may be taken only twice for selection consideration. If a prerequisite course is taken more than twice, only the second grade will be calculated in the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses. The second grade must be a “C” or better.

6.) Pass the dosage calculations test with a score of 90% or higher (good for two years).
7.) Submit completed application packet by posted deadline.
8.) Submit official college transcript(s) showing completion of prerequisite courses at the end of spring semester.

Applicants will be ranked and selected based on the following criteria:

    • Cumulative GPA in prerequisite courses
    • Admission assessment exam scores
    • Weighted score based on first or second grade in science
    • Completion of non-nursing core curriculum

9.) Submit a completed physical health form no later than the designated date:

    • Receive immunizations mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers. Note: All hepatitis B series must be completed by the first clinical day of the first semester. This series requires 6 months to complete.

10.) Provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card.
11.) Applicants will be notified of “conditional” acceptance decisions by letter.
12.) Upon “conditional” acceptance to the program, a random drug will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $40.00).
13.) The drug screen and background check must be negative to receive “full” acceptance into the Nursing Program.
14.) The background check will be done by the Texas Board of Nursing.


NURSING

LVN TO ADN TRANSITIONS TRACK

Required Prerequisite Courses

CREDIT HRS


PSYC 2301
– General Psychology
3
ENGL 1301 – English Composition3
RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing2

STSU 0300
– Student Development
0
BIOL 2401 – Anathomy & Physiology I4
BIOL 2402 – Anathomy & Physiology II4
Total Hours16

First Year

Fall Semester
RNSG 1205* – Nursing Skills2
RNSG 1215* – Health Assessment2
RNSG 1309* – Introduction to Nursing3
RNSG 1262* – Clinical Nursing2
RNSG 2420 – Microbiology2
Total Hours11
Spring Semester
RNSG 1341* – Common Concepts3
RNSG 1363* – Clinical Nursing3
RNSG 1301* – Pharmacology3

PSYC 2314
– Life Span Growth and Development
2
Total Hours11
Summer Semester
VNSG 1570* – Vocational Nursing Practice5
VNSG 1360* – Clinical Nursing – MEEP3
RNSG 1327* – Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing3
RNSG 1260* – Clinical Nursing – Transitions2
Total Hours13

Second Year

Fall Semester
Elective - Fine Arts/Humanity – Guided **3
RNSG 1343* – Complex Concepts3
RNSG 1412* – Nursing Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family+4
RNSG 2360* – Clinical Nursing2
Total Hours12
Spring Semester
RNSG 2331* – Advanced Concepts of Adult Health3
RNSG 2130* – Professional Nursing Review & Licensure Preparation1
RNSG 2363* – Clinical Nursing2
RNSG 2213* – Mental Health Nursing2
Total Hours9

Total Hours for Degree

60

*Prerequisites and co-requisites: See Course Descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence.

**To have equivalent of 2 calendar years (72 hours), 17 hours are granted via the AC policy regarding credit by experience or testing. A fee is assessed for these hours. 


VOCATIONAL NURSING

Admission Criteria

Vocational Nursing Program – (Offered in Lufkin, Crockett, Jasper, Livingston, and Hudson High School Cohort)

The vocational nursing program prepares the graduate to independently perform basic nursing skills in non-complex situations and to assist the registered nurse or physician in complicated circumstances. Courses begin in the spring semester and conclude at the end of the fall semester (Lufkin, Crockett, Jasper Cohort) begin in the Fall Semester and conclude at the end of the Summer Semester (Livingston and Hudson HS cohort) for a total of 45 semester credit hours. A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful fulfillment of course requirements. The vocational nursing program is approved by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas. Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure by examination through BON.

Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission of Angelina College, the Nursing Program provides quality nursing education in response to the unique needs and ethnic diversity of East Texas.

The mission of the nursing program is accomplished by:

1.) Maintaining program accreditation by the Texas Board of Nursing

2.) Preparing students for licensure and beginning nursing practice

3.) Implementing a program that permits students to exit at either the vocational or associate degree level by achieving the Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs

4.) Promoting a caring orientation in a technologically changing environment

5.) Advocating a comprehensive approach to client care through use of the nursing process

6.) Developing a curriculum that reflects advances in nursing practice, current health trends and changes in individual family and community.


Program Student Learning Outcomes for the Nursing Programs

Vocational Nursing

Upon completion of the vocational level, the graduate nurse as a member of the profession should have the knowledge and skills to provide and coordinate nursing care in structured health care settings for individual clients who are experiencing common, well-defined health problems with predictable outcomes. The VN graduate will be able to

1.) Demonstrate the use of critical thinking and the nursing process as a basis for decision making that promotes the development and practice of vocational nursing.

2.) Implement teaching plans for clients concerning promotion, maintenance and restoration of health that promotes the development and practice of vocational nursing.

3.) Communicate and collaborate in a timely manner with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote and maintain optimal health status of patients and their families.

4.) Assume accountability and responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided to patients and their families.

5.) Implement measures to promote quality and a safe environment for patients, self, and others.

Admission Criteria

Vocational Nursing Program – (Offered in Lufkin, Crockett, Jasper, Livingston, and Hudson High School Cohort)

1.) Gain admission to the college.
2.) Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete.
3.) Attend an information session in Jasper, Crockett, Lufkin, or Livingston to obtain an application packet and information on the program.
4.) Admission test scores – A minimum score of 75 in reading and math on the admission assessment test will be used for the final determination. Dates for the exam will be announced at the information sessions. The composite score on the admission assessment test will be used as part of the final determination.
5.) Submit completed application packet by deadline.
6.) Submit a completed physical health form no later than the designated date:

    • Receive immunizations mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers. Note: All hepatitis B series be completed by the first clinical day of the first semester. This series requires 6 months to complete.

7.) Provide proof of current (2 yr) American Heart Association Healthcare Providor CPR card.
8.) Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better by designated date:

RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing

Must score a 90 or above on Dosage Calculations test (score good for two  years).

9.) Questions concerning the vocational track should be directed to the VN Program Coordinator at (936) 633-3225, or to instructors and secretaries in Jasper at (409) 489-9000, in Crockett at (936) 545-4323, and in Livingston at 936-328-8490.
10.) Applicants will be ranked and selected based on:

    • Composite scores of admission assessment.
    • Complete files that include all requirements by assigned deadlines.
    • Grade obtained in prerequisite course.
    • Completion of Health Career Core Courses
    • Completion of General Education Courses for the registered nurse track
    • Health care related work experience/training/certificates
    • The Hudson High School cohort will have an additional interview requirement.

11.) Applicants will be notified of “conditional” acceptance decisions by e-mail.
12.) Upon “conditional” acceptance to the program, a random drug screen and background check will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $80.00), as designated by the program.
13.) The drug screen and background check must be negative to receive “full” acceptance into the Nursing Program.


VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Required Prerequisite Courses

CREDIT HRS

RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing2
First Semester
VNSG 1405* - Health Science4
VNSG 1304* - Foundations of Nursing3
VNSG 1226* - Gerontology2
VNSG 1423* - Basic Nursing Skills4
VNSG 1361* - Clinical – PN3
Total Hours16
Second Semester
VNSG 1331* - Pharmacology3
VNSG 1429* - Medical/Surgical Nursing4
VNSG 1330* - Maternal/Newborn3
VNSG 1362* - Clinical – PN3
Total Hours13
Third Semester
VNSG 1219* - Professional Development2
VNSG 1334* - Pediatric Nursing3
VNSG 1238* - Mental Illness2
VNSG 1432* - Medical/Surgical Nursing II4
VNSG 1363* - Clinical – PN3
Total Hours14

Total Hours for Certificate

45

*Prerequisites & co-requisites. See course descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence.


PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (PHRA)

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Angelina College offers a cooperative pharmacy technology program with the area hospitals, retail and mail order, and long-term care pharmacies. The certificate program is designed to provide understanding, proficiency, and skill in pharmacy technology.

Angelina College is accredited for pharmacy technician training by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Students must have an ACTIVE technician trainee registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). Fingerprinting is required in order to complete the application process. The registration application must be completed prior to attending clinical. Students will be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination that is administered by the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Board (PTCB). Students enrolled in the program will also be eligible to become certified in the preparation of intravenous admixtures through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. In addition, this will meet the required 40 hours of training on compounding sterile products. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is granted a certificate of completion from Angelina College’s Pharmacy Technology Program and may be eligible for a certificate of completion from Angelina College.

The program curriculum is a balance of approved didactic simulated lab and practicum courses which offers the student an opportunity for educational development as well as occupational competence during the nine-month program. The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all (PHRA) pharmacy technology courses or be dropped from the program.

All applicants should be advised that any conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor charge (other than a minor traffic violation), or hospitalization or treatment for mental illness or chemical dependence can make you ineligible for certification. Applicants are informed of AC policies of illicit drug use, criminal background check, and immunization requirements during a mandatory information session.

Program Mission

In accordance with the mission of Angelina College, the Pharmacy Technology Program provides quality pharmacy technician education in response to the unique needs and ethnic diversity of East Texas.

The mission of the pharmacy technology program is accomplished by:

1.) Maintaining program accreditation by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) and the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges.

2.) Preparing students for certification and entry level into practice as a pharmacy technician.

3.) Advocating a comprehensive approach to client/patient care through use of the safe procedures and processes.

4.) Developing a curriculum that reflects advances in the pharmacy technology, current health trends and changes in individual family and community systems. 

Program Goals

1.) Provide the highest quality instruction of a curriculum designed to prepare the graduate for an entry level into practice as a pharmacy technician.

3.) Provide a curriculum designed to incorporate the knowledge, comprehension, and application of affective, psychomotor and critical thinking skills resulting in accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP).

3.) Prepare graduates for certification and entry level employment.

4.) Promote a caring orientation in a technologically changing environment.

5.) Advocate a comprehensive approach to pharmacy technician education and training.

6.) Implement a curriculum that reflects current health practices in retail, hospital pharmacy, long-term care and mail-order market.

Program Terminal Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of a certificate of completion in Pharmacy Technology, the graduate technician should possess the knowledge and skills to implement safe, competent, entry level skills in a pharmacy setting. The graduate will accomplish this by the following:

1.) Demonstrating an understanding of safe and unsafe practices while assisting the pharmacist in serving patients.
2.) Demonstrating an understanding of the control systems to maintain medication inventory.
3.) Demonstrating an understanding of the administration management of pharmacy practice.
4.) Utilize critical thinking skills and analytic abilities to prepare IV admixture and sterile compounding.
5.) Demonstrating entry level competencies for employment into the profession.


Admission Criteria

Pharmacy Technology Program

1.) Application and acceptance to Angelina College.
2.) Attend an information session to obtain an application packet and information on the program.
3.) Completed application packet for pharmacy technology program must be submitted by June 15th each year for consideration of fall entry. This application is complete only when all information requested is received. This includes a completed physical health form, receiving appropriate immunizations as mandated by Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) for health care workers, and proof of a current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card. The hepatitis series (3 shots in 6 months) must be completed by the first clinical day of the Fall semester. All expenses related to these health requirements are the student’s responsibility.
4.) Student must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete. 
5.) Send all official transcripts directly to Angelina College Director of Admissions/Registrar from issuing schools/agencies. College transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges in which the applicant was enrolled. A copy of official college transcripts and a high school transcript or GED scores should be turned in with the completed program (PHRA) application.
6.) “Conditional” acceptance into the pharmacy technology program will be limited; applicants will be ranked and selected based on a point system. The point system will be based on pre-admissions testing (TSI Assessment test scores and Keyboarding score- 30 WPM or higher or a recent college-level computer course − grade C or better), attendance of information session, former health care work related experience, former college education courses or college degree, and completion of ALL requirements by the posted deadlines.
7.) Interview: the top 30-40 eligible applicants will be interviewed. Candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis by the program coordinator and faculty. Applicants will be required to write a short essay on their interest in the pharmacy technology program.
8.) Students who have been selected for “conditional” acceptance into the PHRA program will be notified with a letter from the Pharmacy Technology Program coordinator by August 1st of each year.
9.) Upon “conditional” acceptance to the program, a random drug screen and background check will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $80.00).
10.) The drug screen and background check must be negative to receive “full” acceptance into the program.


PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

BASIC CORE OF GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Summer I, Summer II or Fall Semester
BIOL 1408-General Biology I***4

REQUIRED TECHNICAL CORE COURSES

Fall Semester
PHRA 1266* − Practicum 1 **2
PHRA 1301* − Introduction to Pharmacy3
PHRA 1305* − Drug Classification3
PHRA 1309* − Pharmaceutical Mathematics I3
PHRA 1313* − Community Pharmacy Practice3
Spring Semester
PHRA 1102* − Pharmacy Law1
PHRA 1345* − Compounding Sterile Preparations & Aseptic Techniques3
PHRA 1349* − Institutional Pharmacy Practice3
PHRA 1441* − Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment4
PHRA 2366* − Practicum II **3

Other Required Course


STSU 0100, 0200, or 0300
– Student Development
0

Total Hours for Certificate

32

*Prerequisites and co-requisites required. See course descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence.

**You must be 18 years of age or older by September 1st to participate in the PHRA practicum rotations.

***Biology 1408 or higher level biology course with a minimum grade of “C” or better.


RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Radiography

The college offers a cooperative program with the area hospitals designed to provide understanding, proficiency, and skill in Radiography. Upon completion of the program, the successful student is granted an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is eligible to become certified by the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists.

The program curriculum is a balance of general education, technical courses and supervised practicum at area hospitals. The curriculum provides the student an opportunity for educational development and occupational competence during the two-year program. The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all prerequisite and Radiography program courses. To graduate from the program students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0.


Admission Criteria

Radiologic Technology Program

1.) Application and acceptance to Angelina College.
2.) Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete to apply to the program.
3.) Annually attend an information session to obtain a program application and/or information.
4.) Submit completed application for the radiography program, completed physical health form, receive appropriate immunizations as mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers, and provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Provider card no later than May 1st each year for August consideration. All requested information must be received by the program in order for the application to be complete. The hepatitis B series (3 shots in 6 months) must be completed by the first clinical day of the Fall semester.
5.) Complete and receive a passing grade in all prerequisite courses prior to the designated selection date:

BIOL 2404 – Human A&P (General)
ENGL 1301 – English Composition
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology
MATH 1314 – College Algebra
OR MATH 1332 – Contemporary Math
RADR 1201 – Introduction to Radiography
RADR 1203 – Patient Care

Prerequisite courses may be taken only twice for selection consideration. If a prerequisite course is taken more than twice, only the second grade will be calculated in the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses. Students who receive a grade of “D” or “F” in RADR 1201 or RADR 1203 will not be eligible for consideration.

6.) Submit official college transcript(s) indicating completion of prerequisite courses before the August decision date.

7.) Acceptance into the radiography program is limited. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on the following criteria:

A. Completion of all prerequisite courses by published deadlines

B. Cumulative GPA in BIOL 2404, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, MATH 1314 or MATH 1332; RADR 1201, RADR 1203. Calculation of the GPA is accomplished after the end of the second Summer Session each year with students ranked in descending numerical order. Thirty applicants (30) with the highest GPA in the prerequisite courses will be scheduled for a personal interview to determine the students that will be accepted for “conditional” program admission. In case of GPA tie(s), the following items will be used for final selection: students with higher grades in MATH 1314 or MATH 1332; BIOL 2404, RADR 1201 AND RADR 1203 will receive greater consideration.

C. “Conditional” program admission is based on the cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses and the individual interview. The Radiography program currently accepts 20-25 students per year.

8.) Applicants will be notified of “conditional” admission decisions by letter prior to Fall registration.

9.) Upon “conditional” acceptance into the program, a random drug screen and background check will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $90.00).
10.) The drug screen and background check must be negative/successful to receive “full” acceptance into the program.


RADIOGRAPHY

Mission and Philosophy

The Radiologic Technology Program, in concert with the mission and philosophy of Angelina College, is committed to provide a quality and comprehensive education in general radiography for preparation in the profession. Through didactic information, educational resources, and a variety of clinical experiences, the program is designed to develop competent, responsible and independent radiography professionals. The program’s mission is also supported by a dedicated team of experienced faculty, radiographers, and physicians who encourage and model life-long learning in radiography.

Goals

1.) Students will demonstrate entry-level competency for employment in the profession.
2.) Students will recognize the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior.
3.) Students will employ critical thinking and problem solving skills.
4.) Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. 

Program Effectiveness Goals

The program will accomplish its mission by graduating competent radiographers.

1.) Graduates will pass the ARRT certification exam.
2.) Graduates will be employed in the medical imaging field.
3.) Graduates will be satisfied with their educational experience.
4.) Employers will be satisfied with the quality of program graduates.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, the graduate should possess the knowledge and skills to implement safe, competent, entry level skills in diagnostic radiography.

Goal 1: PSLO

  • Students will properly position patients for routine radiographic procedures.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will employ safe radiation safety practices.

Goal 2: PSLO

  • Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical behavior.
  • Students will be cognizant of the importance of life-long learning.

Goal 3: PSLO

  • Students will critique radiographic images.
  • Students will modify routine procedures to meet the needs of the patient.

Goal 4: PSLO

  • Students will explain radiographic procedures to patients.
  • Students will give clear instructions to patients.
  • Students will obtain accurate information regarding patient history.

State Licensing Requirements

The State of Texas requires the certification of Medical Radiologic Technologists (MRT) through the Texas Medical Board (TMB).

The Radiography Program conforms to state requirements by being accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for the General (or Specialty in Radiography) Certificate (allowing for performance of all radiological procedures). JRCERT contact information: JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312.704.5300, fax: 312.704.5304, and Internet: www.jrcert.org or mail@jrcert.org.

The graduate must apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, write the examination, and pass the examination.

The graduate must also complete an application to the TMB-MRT program, pay applicable fees, and furnish other documentation as required by the Texas Medical Board – MRT program. Once TMB has received your status report indicating that you passed and are in good standing with the ARRT, they will issue a General (or Specialty in Radiography) Certificate, allowing you to work as a radiographer in the State of Texas.

Students considering this program are advised that any conviction of a felony or misdemeanor charge (other than a minor traffic violation/DWI is not a minor traffic violation) can make you ineligible for certification by the ARRT and subsequently by the State of Texas. The ARRT is the only agency that can address whether they will or will not allow an individual with a criminal record to sit for their examination. If you are in doubt, students should investigate the possibilities with the ARRT at (651) 687-0048 or www.arrt.org.


RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR

Summer Session I

CREDIT HRS

RADR 1201* – Introduction to Radiography2
RADR 1203 – Patient Care2
BIOL 2404 – General Human Anatomy and Physiology4

Total Hours

8

Summer Session II

ENGL 1301 – Composition3
MATH 1314 – College Algebra OR
MATH 1332 – Contemporary Math3
PSYC 2301 - General Psychology3

Total Hours

9

Fall Semester

STSU 0X00 – Student Development0
RADR 1266* – Practicum - Radiologic Technology/Science2
RADR 1313* – Principles of Radiographic Imaging I3
RADR 1411* – Basic Radiographic Procedures4
RADR 2309* – Radiographic Imaging Equipment3

Total Hours

12

Spring Semester

RADR 1267* – Practicum-Radiologic Technology/Science2
RADR 2333* – Advanced Medical Imaging3
RADR 2401* – Intermediate Radiographic Procedures4
RADR 2305* – Principles of Radiographic Imaging II3

Total Hours

12

SECOND YEAR

Summer Session I

CREDIT HRS

RADR 2266* – Practicum-Radiologic Technology/Science2

Total Hours

2

Fall Semester

RADR 1302* – Radiographic Image Evaluation I3
RADR 2313* – Radiation Biology and Protection3
RADR 2366* – Practicum-Radiologic Technology/Science3
Elective Guided Elective3
(Choose One: ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, ORMUSI 1306)3

Total Hours

12

Spring Semester

RADR 1391* – Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology3
RADR 2335* – Radiographic Technology Seminar3
RADR 2367* – Practicum-Radiologic Tech./Science-Radiography3

Total Hours

9

Total Hours for Degree

64

*Prerequisites and co-requisites required. See course descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence.


DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

The college offers a cooperative program with area hospitals that is designed to provide understanding, proficiency, and skill in diagnostic medical sonography. Upon completion of the program, the successful student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree and meets the requirements set by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to apply for their licensure examination.

The program curriculum provides a balance of didactic and technical courses which affords each student individual opportunities for educational development and clinical competence. The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all sonography courses or be dropped from the program.

Program admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is offered only in even years.

Program Accreditation

Angelina College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (phone: 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org).


Admission Criteria

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

1.) Application and acceptance to Angelina College.
2.) Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete.
3.) Attend a mandatory sonography program information session to obtain a program application and program information. Dates for these sessions are posted in HC-II and on the Angelina College website under “Health Careers”.
4.) Program application must be submitted, completed physical health form, receive appropriate immunizations as mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers, and provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card no later than June 15th each accepting year for August consideration. All requested information must be received by the program in order for the application to be complete. The hepatitis B series (3 shots in 6 months) must be completed by the first clinical day of the first semester.
5.) Official college transcripts must be submitted in the Application Packet. College transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
6.) Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better prior to designated date:

BIOL 2404 – Human A&P (General)

ENGL 1301 – Composition

PSYC 2301 – General Psychology

MATH 1314 – College Algebra

PHYS 1305 – Elementary Physics

DMSO 1210 – Introduction to Sonography

      • Prerequisite courses may be taken only twice for selection consideration. If a prerequisite course is taken more than twice, only the second grade will be calculated in the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses.

7.) “Conditional” acceptance into the diagnostic medical sonography program is limited. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on the following criteria:

    • Completion of ALL requirements by published deadlines.
    • Cumulative GPA in BIOL 2404, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, MATH 1314, PHYS 1305, and DMSO 1210. Applicants will be ranked according to the cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses following the completion of the second Summer semester. Twenty (20) applicants with the highest GPA in the prerequisite courses will be scheduled for a personal interview.
    • Program admission is based upon a point value system. The point value system is posted on the Angelina College website under “Sonography”.

8.) Applicants will be notified on “conditional” acceptance decisions by the end of the second summer session, by posting of the decision on the Health Careers website.
9.) Upon “conditional” acceptance to the program, a random drug screen and background check will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $80.00).
10.) The drug screen and background check must be successful/negative to receive “full” acceptance into the Sonography program.


DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

Mission and Philosophy

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, in concert with the mission and philosophy of Angelina College, is committed to provide a quality and comprehensive education in general sonography for preparation in the profession. Through didactic information, educational resources, and a variety of clinical experiences, the program is designed to develop competent, responsible, and independent sonography professionals. The program’s mission is also supported by a dedicated team of experienced faculty, sonographers, and physicians who encourage and model life-long learning in diagnostic medical sonography.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the graduate should possess the knowledge and skills to implement safe, competent, entry level skills in sonography. The graduate will accomplish this by the following:

1.) Demonstrate entry level competency for employment in the profession.
2.) Utilize critical thinking skills and analytic capabilities to ensure production of high quality diagnostic sonograms.
3.) Utilize effective oral and written communication.
4.) Demonstrate independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
5.) Demonstrate awareness of the need for life-long learning and professional growth.

Goals

  • To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To produce graduates who meet the requirements set by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification examination upon completion of the program.
  • To seek new community partnerships for clinical practice as needs are identified according to student growth and the addition of advanced modality certificate programs.
  • To provide students with both academic and clinical instruction in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in order to meet the employment needs of the graduate and of the medical communities.
  • To foster and promote the pursuit of life-long learning and professional growth in each student.

Licensure Requirements

Students considering this program are advised that any conviction of a felony or misdemeanor charge (other than a minor traffic violation/DWI is not a minor traffic violation) can make them ineligible for certification by the ARDMS. The ARDMS is the only agency that can address whether they will or will not allow an individual with a criminal record to write the examination. If in doubt, students should investigate the possibilities with the ARDMS at www.ardms.org or (301) 738-8401.


DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR

CREDIT HRS

Summer I Session

ENGL 1301 – Composition3
BIOL 2404 – General Human Anatomy and Physiology4
PHYS 1305 – Elementary Physics3

Total Hours

10

Summer II Session

PSYC 2301 – General Psychology3
MATH 1314 – College Algebra3
DMSO 1210* – Introduction to Sonography2

Total Hours

8

Fall Semester

STSU 0X00 – Student Development0
DMSO 1266* – Practicum (or Field Experience)2
DMSO 1351* – Sonographic Sectional Anatomy3
DMSO 1441* – Abdominopelvic Sonography4
DMSO 1342* – Intermediate Ultrasound Physics3

Total Hours

12

Spring Semester

DMSO 1267* – Practicum (or Field Experience)2
DMSO 2353* – Sonography of Superficial Structures3
DMSO 2405* – Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology4

Total Hours

9

Summer II

DMSO 2266* – Practicum (or Field Experience)2

Total Hours

2

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

DMSO 2366* – Practicum (or Field Experience)3
DMSO 2342* – Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics3
DMSO 2351* – Doppler Physics3
Guided Elective - Humanities/Visual Performing Arts ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1310, MUSI 1306 or3

Total Hours

12

Spring Semester

DMSO 2367 – Practicum (or Field Experience)3
DMSO 2230* – Advanced Ultrasound and Review2
DMSO 1455* – Sonographic Pathophysiology4
DSVT 1300 – Principles of Vascular Technology3

Total Hours

12

Total Hours for Degree

65

*Prerequisites and co-requisites required. See course descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence.


RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM

Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)

The college offers a cooperative program with the area hospitals designed to provide understanding, proficiency, and skill in respiratory care. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is granted the Associate in Applied Science Degree. This qualifies the graduate to write the NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice Exam, and become a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and after passing the Clinical Simulation Exam become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

The program curriculum is a balance of general education and technical courses as well as supervised clinical at area hospitals. The curriculum provides the student an opportunity for educational development as well as occupational competence during the two-year programs. The student must achieve a “C” in all Respiratory Care courses and an overall “C” average in all coursework or be dropped from the program.

Respiratory Care Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Care, the graduate should possess the knowledge and skills to:

1.) Demonstrate entry level competencies for employment in the profession.

2.) Utilize critical thinking/ problem solving skills to direct course of patient care.

3.) Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with all involved with the patient.

4.) Demonstrate awareness of the need for life-long learning in the profession.


Admissions Criteria

Respiratory Care Program

1.) Application and acceptance to Angelina College.

2.) Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete.

3.) Prerequisite courses include Biology 2404; English 1301; Psychology 2301; Math 1332 or 1314, RSPT 1201 and STSU Student Success. A minimum grade of C is required. If the student chooses to repeat a course, only the second grade will be considered for GPA calculation.

4.) Selection of the number of authorized students for “conditional” acceptance (approx. 12 – 18) is based upon a point system where GPA of the prerequisite courses is very important. Calculations for GPA’s will be accomplished after the end of the first Summer Session of each year.

5.) Attend a mandatory “Respiratory Information Session” before application deadline.  (See Angelina College website for current dates).

6.) Submit an official High School / GED transcript and all official college transcripts with the completed program application.

7.) Students must complete required health forms and submit them with complete immunization records by the first week of July (note: college summer – office hours) for August consideration. Drug screening and a certified background check will be required after “conditional” acceptance into the program at a designated time. All expenses related to these health requirements are the student’s responsibility.

8.) Student must be able to physically do the work of a Respiratory Therapist “See Handbook.”

9.) A final personal meeting-interview with Respiratory faculty members will be conducted with the “conditionally” accepted candidates.

Respiratory Care Philosophy

Respiratory Care functions within the parameters established by the Mission and Philosophy of Angelina College. Our mission is to provide quality education and services to enable students to develop their intellectual potential, to achieve career proficiency, to attain physical well-being and to enrich their social, cultural and civic experiences.

Just as the college is committed to its mission through its philosophy, the Respiratory Care Program embodies its major tenants. We will instill the principles of scholarship and teach good citizenship. Through our Respiratory Care Program we are committed to helping a wide range of individuals prepare and maintain themselves for successful employment and living in a rapidly changing and highly technological world. The faculty is committed to diversified instruction which takes into consideration the dignity and worth of each individual and which encourages students to be creative and open-minded in their thinking and behavior. The Respiratory Care Program is also committed to serving the general and dynamic needs of the changing medical community. Involvement and interaction between the college and the communities of interest are essential to ensure relevance and vitality in the Respiratory Care Program and serves to enhance the economic, cultural and social life of the community. This commitment is based on the idea that lifelong learning is necessary for the maintenance and improvement of a democratic society and that education helps to equalize opportunity for all people.

Respiratory Care is an interpersonal process that is a direct and/or indirect service to people. The respiratory care practitioner may perform activities that range from assistance to the physician to the performance of many therapeutic and diagnostic modalities.

As a respiratory care student, you should approach respiratory care education as a continuous process which leads to a change in behavior. A dedicated team of experienced faculty, respiratory therapists, and physicians fosters a creative and innovative approach to respiratory care by establishing an atmosphere conducive to learning. The faculty is committed to help the student to identify, establish and reach educational and personal goals. This occurs in a climate of mutual acceptance and respect of individual differences. The student is encouraged to question, discuss, and seek more knowledge.

Students entering the program will have reasonable opportunity for success. The program is designed to be skills-oriented and emphasizes direct patient contact. At the completion of the program, the graduate is eligible for the NBRC Therapist Multi Choice exam and capable of adjusting techniques to allow for differences in patient condition and equipment thus making him/her an attractive employment prospect for the East Texas area.

Program Goals

1.)The program will graduate students with entry level respiratory skills.

2.)The program will graduate students with the ability to problem-solve, think critically and communicate effectively.

3.)The program will graduate students who demonstrate an awareness of the need to participate in life -long learning through professional development.

4.)Graduates will be employed or actively engaged in pursuing a higher degree within six months of graduation.

5.)Prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs).”

State Licensing Requirements

The State of Texas requires the certification and/or registry of the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).

The Respiratory Care Program conforms to state requirements by being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The graduate must apply for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Therapist Multiple Choice Examination, write and pass the examination. The graduate should authorize the NBRC to forward the information to the TDSHS-RCP program.

The graduate must also complete an application to the TDSHS-RCP program, pay applicable fees, and furnish other documentation as required by the Texas Department of Health – RCP program. Once TDSHS has received the status report indicating that the student has passed and is in good standing from the NBRC, they will issue a Respiratory Care Practitioner Certificate (RCP), allowing him/her to work as a respiratory care practitioner in the state of Texas.

Students should be advised that any conviction of a felony or misdemeanor charge (other than a minor traffic violation/DUI is not a minor traffic violation) can make them ineligible for certification by the NBRC and subsequently by the State of Texas. The NBRC is the only agency that can address whether they will or will not allow an individual with a criminal record to write the examination. If in doubt, students should investigate the possibilities with the NBRC by calling a Toll-Free number: (888.341.4811).


RESPIRATORY CARE

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

THECB Approval for Fall 2014

FIRST YEAR

CREDIT HRS

Summer I

STSU 0300 - Student Development0
MATH 1332 – Contemporary Math3
BIOL 2404 – General Human Anatomy and Physiology4

Total Hours

7

Summer II

RSPT 1201 – Introduction to Respiratory Care2
ENGL 1301 – Composition3
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology3

Total Hours

8

Fall Semester

RSPT 1227 – Applied Physics/Chemistry for Resp Care2
RSPT 1340 – Advanced Cardiopulmonary3
RSPT 1361 – Respiratory Care Clinical I3
RSPT 1410 – Respiratory Care Procedures I4

Total Hours

12

Spring Semester

RSPT 1362 – Respiratory Care Clinical II3
RSPT 1411 – Respiratory Care Procedures II4
RSPT 2210 – Cardiopulmonary Disease2
RSPT 2314 – Mechanical Ventilation3

Total Hours

12

SECOND YEAR

Summer I

RSPT 1261 – Respiratory Care Clinical III2
RSPT 2317 – Respiratory Care Pharmacology3
RSPT 2353 – Neonatal Pedi Respiratory Care3

Total Hours

8

Summer II

One of the following:
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation, DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater, MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation3

Total Hours

3

Fall Semester

RSPT 1137 – Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation1
RSPT 2255 – Critical Care Monitoring2
RSPT 2305 – Pulmonary Diagnostics3
RSPT 2361 – Respiratory Care Clinical IV3

Total Hours

9

Spring Semester

RSPT 2231 – Respiratory Care Simulations2
RSPT 2230 – Respitory Care Exam Preparation2
RSPT 2362 – Respiratory Care Clinical IV3

Total Hours

7

Total Hours for Degree

66

*Prerequisites and co-requisites required. See course descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence.


SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (SRGT)

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

Surgical Technology Program. Applicants for this program are selected once a year during the fall semester. Prospective applicants are to contact the Health Careers Division or call (936) 633-5265 as early as possible to sign up for a mandatory information session. Information sessions (dates and times) will be posted during the spring semester. This information and more can be found on the college’s website (www.angelina.edu) under “Health Careers”. Those applicants selected for the program become surgical technology students and begin the program in January (spring semester). Specific requirements for this program will be found under the Surgery Technology heading in this bulletin.

A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who works as part of the surgical team to ensure that the operative procedure is conducted under optimal conditions. The surgery technology program is a 12 month certificate program that combines classroom, laboratory instruction, and clinical experiences in approved hospital surgical suites and/or outpatient surgical centers in our 12 county service area. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is granted a Level 1, 12- month certificate from Angelina College and is eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

The following skills and abilities will be necessary for an individual applying for admission to the surgical technology program:

  • Be conscientious, orderly and always prepared.
  • Be an active listener with good communication skills.
  • Possess a personal commitment to their education and the field of surgical technology.
  • Ability to respond quickly and remain calm under pressure.
  • Be able to anticipate what is needed by the surgeon and function as a team member.
  • Possess ability to handle instruments and equipment safe and effectively.
  • Ability to handle the emotional and physical demands of the operating room environment.
  • Be accountable, honest, dependable, and reliable.
  • Have an excellent foundation of moral and ethical principles.

Duties of a surgical technologist may include, but are not be limited to:

  • Preparation of the operating room by setting up sterile back table, mayo stand, solutions (including medications), surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Assembling of both sterile and non-sterile equipment, as well as adjusting and checking its functions to ensure that it is working properly.
  • Preparing of patients for surgery by clipping and prepping incision sites.
  • Transporting of patients to and from the operating room, positioning patients on the operating table and covering the patients with sterile surgical drapes.
  • Following the surgeon’s direction in passing instruments, holding retractors, cutting sutures and applying dressings.
  • Counting sponges, needles, supplies and instruments before, during and after surgical procedures.
  • Preparing specimens for laboratory analysis.

Program Accreditation

Angelina College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by  the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway, 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 phone: 727-210-2350, web: www.caahep.org. 


SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Mission and Philosophy

The Surgical Technology Program, in concert with the mission and philosophy of Angelina College will be committed to provide a quality and comprehensive education in surgical technology for entry-level preparation into the profession.

Program Goals

1.) To provide the highest quality instruction of a curriculum designed to prepare the graduate to demonstrate the knowledge, comprehension, application of technical, affective, psychomotor and critical thinking skills, and competency in the role as an entry-level surgical technologist.
2.) To produce graduates who are eligible and competent to pass the Certification for Surgical Technology (CST) examination upon completion of the program.
3.) To promote and foster a desire for life-long learning and professional growth in each program graduate.
4.) To provide students with both academic and clinical instruction in the field of Surgical Technology in order to meet the employment needs of the graduate and medical communities.

Program Objectives/Learning Outcomes

1.) Demonstrate entry-level competencies for employment in the profession.
2.) Defend the importance of the physical, interpersonal, and ethical aspects of the role of the surgical technologist.
3.) Utilize critical thinking as a basis for decision making in the role of a surgical technologist.
4.) Assume accountability and responsibility for the quality of care provided to patients.
5.) Recognize the importance of lifelong learning in the profession of surgical technology.

Admission to Program

The surgical technology program (SRGT) has a selected admission process because more students apply to the program than the program can accommodate. To be eligible for consideration for selection, applicants for the SRGT program must meet the following admission criteria. Meeting criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. Final selection will be based on the applicant pool and space availability.

Admission Criteria

The following are the proposed Admission Criteria for the Surgical Technology program:

1.) Gain admission to Angelina College

Follow the steps as outlined by the college for general admission to the college. Being accepted to the college does not mean acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program.

2.) Pre-admission/Placement Tests

Students must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete. Please contact the Angelina College Testing Center at 936-633-5495 for testing times and dates.

3.) Mandatory Surgical Technology Information Session

Applicants are required to attend an information session to obtain an application and receive further information. Dates for information session are published on the Angelina College website and in local newspapers or may be obtained from the program at 936-633-5265        

4.) Program Application

Submit a completed application with all required documents by the designated date and time.

5.) Transcripts.

All applicants must submit an official high school transcript or GED scores, and official college/university transcripts.

6.) Pre-requisite Courses

Complete all required pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) prior to designated date.

7.) Acceptance

Acceptance into the surgical technology program is limited; therefore, applicants will be ranked and selected based on a point system. The point system will be based on attendance to an information session; former health care related work experience; grade point averages, completion of the required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better, and completion of ALL requirements by the posted deadline. Each applicant will also be required to write a short essay on their interest in the surgical technology program. Letters of recommendation are encouraged.

8.) Interview

The top 20 applicants will be interviewed on an individual basis by an interview committee. Twelve of those applicants will be chosen for the program, with alternates as needed.

9.) Conditional Acceptance

Accepted applicants will be notified of conditional acceptance into the program by the end of the fall semester. Students must accept their spot in the program within 1 week of notification or they will forfeit their spot in the program.

10.) Additional Information:

A negative background check is required before full admission into the program. Once accepted, a random drug screen will be done at the student’s expense. Anyone convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, hospitalized or treated for mental illness or chemical dependency must contact the program coordinator for advisement. Any of these incidences could make you ineligible for certification.

11.) Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are required in the program. Traveling is required to these practicum educational sites. You must be 18 years or older by January 1 to participate in these clinical rotations and have completed all health requirements.


SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

REQUIRED PREREQUISITE COURSES

CREDIT HOURS

STSU xxxx – Student Development0
HITT 1305 – Medical Terminology3
BIOL 2401 – Anatomy and Physiology I4

REQUIRED COREQUISITE COURSES

SpringBIOL 2402 – Anatomy and Physiology II4
FallPSYC 2301 – General Psychology3

Total Hours

14

REQUIRED TECHNICAL COURSES

Spring SemesterSRGT 1405 – Introduction to Surgical Technology4
SRGT 1409 – Fund. of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques4
SRGT 1441 – Surgical Procedures I4
Summer SemesterSRGT 1442 – Surgical Procedures II4
SRGT 1260 – Clinical-Surgical Technologist I2
Fall SemesterSRGT 2130 – Professional Readiness (capstone course)1
SRGT 1360 – Clinical-Surgical Technologist II3
SRGT 2461 – Clinical-Surgical Technologist III4

Total Hours

26

Total hours for Certificate

40

  • Technical courses must be taken in sequence. Co-requisites and prerequisites required. See course descriptions.
  • The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all course work and a “C” in all surgical technology courses to continue in the program.
  • Students must fulfill the required 624 clinical hours and 120 specified cases before completion of this program per the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology 6th edition.
  • All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this education experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution, in the capacity of a surgical technologist (per ARC/STSA Standard V.C).

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR

CREDIT HRS

First Semester

STSU 0X00 - Student Development0
ENGL 1301 - Composition I3
MATH 1332 – Contemporary Math3
BIOL 2401 – Anatomy and Physiology4
HITT 1305 – Medical Terminology3

Total Hours

13

Second Semester

BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II4
ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation OR
DRAM 1301 – Intro to Theatre OR
MUSI 1306 – Music Appreciation OR
MUSI 1310 – American Jazz3
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology3
RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing2

Total Hours

12

Summer I

SRGT 1505 – Introduction to Surgical Technology5

Total Hours

5

Summer II

SRGT 1509 – Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques5

Total Hours

5

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

SRGT 1541 – Surgical Procedures I5
SRGT 1542 – Surgical Procedures II5
SRGT 1260 – Clinical Surgical Technologist I2

Total Hours

12

Second Semester

SRGT 1460 – Clinical Surgical Technologist II4
SRGT 2460 – Clinical Surgical Technologist III4
SRGT 2130 – Professional Readiness (Capstone Course)1
BIOL 2420 – Microbiology4

Total Hours

13

Total Hours for Degree

60