Computed Tomography (SWCC)

Career Studies

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL
Course # Course Title Credit
RAD 247 Cross Sectional Anatomy for CT/MR 3
RAD 242 CT Procedures and Instrumentation 2
RAD 195 Topics in Pharmacology for Technologists 1
RAD 196 Clinical Internship in CT 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
RAD 295 Topics in CT Registry Preparation 3
RAD 196 Clinical Internship in CT 2
HLT  145 Ethics for Healthcare Personnel 2
Eligible for the National Registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technology in Computed Tomography by the ARRT
Total Program Credits 14

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Note: Students who can provide documentation of continuous employment in CT for a minimum of 1 year prior to the application deadline have the option of NOT completing the RAD 196 clinical class requirements. 

This certificate is awarded by Southwest Virginia Community College.

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Emergency Medical Services Technology

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Emergency Medical Services Technology (146)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
EMS 111 EMT – Basic 7
Students earn AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR certification
EMS 120 EMT – Basic Clinical 1
Eligible to take National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam
BIO 145 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
FIRST YEAR FALL
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4
EMS 152 Advanced Medical Care 2
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2
EMS 170 ALS Internship I 1
Eligible to take National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Exam
ENG 111 College Composition 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
EMS 154 ALS – Cardiac Care 2
EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care 3
EMS 159 Special Populations 3
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II 1
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1
Eligible to take National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Exam
ITE   ITE Elective 3
    General Education Elective 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
EMS 209 Pharmacology 4
EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III 1
EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III 1
    Social Science Elective 3
SECOND YEAR SPRING
EMS 201 EMS Professional 3
EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment 3
EMS 211 Operations 2
EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV 1
EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV 1
    Humanities Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 67

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

 

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Career Studies  (221-146-01)

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL OR SPRING
Course # Course Title Credit
EMS 111 EMT- Basic 7
EMS 120 EMT – Clinical 1
SDV 1001 College Success Skills or CPR 1
Eligible to take National Registry Medical Technician Exam
Total Program Credits 9

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

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Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate

Career Studies (221-146-03)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER
Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
EMS 111 EMT- Basic 7
Students earn AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
EMS 120 EMT – Clinical 1
Eligible to take National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam
FIRST YEAR FALL
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4
EMS 152 Advanced Medical Care 2
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2
EMS 170 ALS Internship 1
Eligible to take National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Exam
FIRST YEAR SPRING
EMS 154 ALS – Cardiac Care 2
EMS 157 ALS – Trauma Care 3
EMS 159 EMS Special Populations 3
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship 1
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1
Eligible to take National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Exam
Total Program Credits 28

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

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Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Career Studies (221-146-05)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER
Course # Course Title Credit
EMS 213 ALS Skills Development 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
BIO 145 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
FIRST YEAR FALL
EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
EMS 209 Advanced Pharmacology 4
EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III 1
EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
EMS 201 EMS Professional Development 3
EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment 3
EMS 211 Operations 2
EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV 1
EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV 1
Eligible to take National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Exam
Total Program Credits 27

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

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Health Sciences

Career Studies (221-190-01)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER
Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100  College Success Skills 1
HLT 105 CPR 1
Student Receives AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
ENG 111 College Composition 3
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3
    Elective 3
SECOND SEMESTER
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
    Elective 3 or 4 
    Humanities Elective 3
    Elective 3
Total Program Credits 28-29

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Please see your advisor as selective admission healthcare programs require different electives. Also note the R.N. program has curricular changes effective with the cohort admitted Fall of 2018.

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Medical Laboratory Technology

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Medical Laboratory Technology

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4
MDL 101 Introduction to Medical Lab Techniques 3
MDL 127 Hematology 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MDL 126 Clinical Immunohematology/
Immunology I
4
BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology 4
MDL 261 Clinical Chemistry & Instrumentation I 4
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
MDL 199 Supervised Study in Phlebotomy & Lab Math 2
MDL 130 Basic Clinical Microbiology 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
MDL 190 Coordinated Practice 2
MDL 225 Clinical Hematology II 3
MDL 240 Clinical Microscopy II 2
MDL 252 Clinical Microbiology II 3
MDL 262 Clinical Chemistry & Instrumentation II 4
SECOND YEAR SPRING
MDL 227 Clinical Immunohematology/Immunology II 3
MDL 263 Clinical Chemistry & Instrumentation III 3
MDL 275 Clinical Hematology III 3
MDL 279 Clinical Microbiology III 2
MDL 290 Coordinated Practice 2
Eligible to take a national registry examination for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician
Total Program Credits 72

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Nursing – LPN

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Nursing (157) Practical Nursing

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER 

Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I (Actual Clinic hours — 24 Geriatrics) 6
SAF 130 Safety for Healthcare 1
Students cans earn AHA Heartsaver OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen certification. Option: After successful completion of PNE 161 and 40 clinical hours students are able to challenge the Certified Nurse Aide Exam.
MTH 133 Mathematics for Health Professions 3
PNE 143 Applied Nursing Skills 1
PNE 173 Pharmacology for PN’s 2
PNE 155 Body Structure & Function 3
SECOND SEMESTER 
PNE 162 Nursing in Health Changes I (Actual Clinic Hours — 210 MS/GERI/PEDI/MENTAL) 10
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3
PNE 158 Mental Health  1
PNE 295 Care of Children 2
THIRD SEMESTER 
ENG 111 College Composition 3
PNE 164 Nursing-Health Changes I (Actual Clinic Hours — 210 OB/Advanced Clinical) 10
PNE 195 Care of Maternal and Newborn 2
HLT 130 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 2
PNE 145 Trends 1
Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN examination and subsequent licensure.
Total Program Credits  51

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Completion of both PSY 231 and PSY 232 will substitute for PSY 230. Completion of BIO 145, or both BIO 141 and 142, or completion of both BIO 231 and 232, will substitute for PNE 155. PNE 195 and PNE 295 will be renamed and assigned a new PNE number in the near future.

 

 

Nursing Assistant

Career Studies (221-157-06)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER
Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
HLT 105 CPR 1
Students receive AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR certification
HCT 101 Health Care Technician I 3
HCT 102 Health Care Technician II 4
Students are eligible to take the Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Nurse Aide exams
HCT 115 Medication Administration Training 3
Students are eligible to take the Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Medication Aide exam
SECOND SEMESTER
HLT 145 Ethics for Healthcare Personnel 2
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
HLT 235 Diagnostic Cardiography 4
Students are eligible to take the CCI exam for certification as an EKG Technician
Total Program Credits 21

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

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Nursing Track 1: Two Year Plan

 

 

Nursing Track 1: Two-Year Plan (156)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
FIRST YEAR FALL
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
NUR 105 Nursing Skills 2
NUR 108 Nursing  Principles & Concepts I 5
Option: After successful completion of NUR 108 (which includes 45 direct patient care hours), students are eligible to challenge the Certified Nurse Aide Exam
NUR 136 Principles of Pharmacology I 1
NUR 226 Health Assessment 2
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II  3
NUR 109 Nursing  Principles & Concepts II 5
NUR 137 Principles of Pharmacology II 1
NUR 114 Geriatric Nursing 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
    Humanities Elective 3
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing 3
NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nursing 5
NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology 1
PSY 231 Life Span Human Development I 3
SECOND YEAR SPRING
NUR 208 Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing 6
NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV 1
NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 3
NUR 254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing 2
PSY 232 Life Span of Human Development II 3
Students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and subsequent licensure. 
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 69

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Completion of BIO 231 will substitute for BIO 141. Completion of BIO 232 will substitute for BIO 142. The nursing curriculum changes significantly for the 2018 cohorts. Please see an advisor for more details.  

 

For Further Information, Contact: 

Deborah Clarkston Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 136 276.523.2400 ext. 222 dclarkston@mecc.edu
Donna Cluesman Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 131 276.523.2400 ext. 300 dcluesman@mecc.edu
Jada Oakes Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 133 276.523.2400 ext. 275 joakes@mecc.edu
Amanda Robbins Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 135 276.523.2400 ext. 425 arobbins@mecc.edu
Deborah Wright Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 132 276.523.2400 ext. 457 dwright@mecc.edu

 

 

Nursing Track 2: Part-Time Evening Weekend

Nursing
Track Two Part-Time Evening & Weekend (156)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course # Course Title Credit
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
FIRST YEAR FALL
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health 2
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
NUR 136 Principles of Pharmacology I 1
PSY 231 Life Span Human Development I 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
NUR 105 Nursing Skills 2
NUR 108 Nursing Principles & Concepts I 5
Option: After successful completion of NUR 108 (which includes 45 direct patient care hours), students are eligible to challenge the Certified Nurse Aide Exam
SECOND YEAR SPRING
NUR 109 Nursing Principles & Concepts II 5
NUR 137 Principles of Pharmacology II 1
NUR 226 Health Assessment 2
THIRD YEAR SUMMER
PSY 232 Life Span Human  Development II 3
THIRD YEAR FALL
NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nursing I 5
NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology III 1
THIRD YEAR SPRING
NUR 114 Geriatric Nursing 3
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing 3
FOURTH YEAR SUMMER
    Humanities Elective 3
FOURTH YEAR FALL 
NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 3
NUR  254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing 2
FOURTH YEAR SPRING
NUR 208 Acute Medical Surgical Nursing 6
NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV 1
Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and subsequent licensure
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 69

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Completion of BIO 231 will substitute for BIO 141. Completion of BIO 232 will substitute for BIO 142. The nursing curriculum changes significantly for the 2018 cohorts. Please see an advisor for more details.  

 

For Further Information, Contact: 

Deborah Clarkston Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 136 276.523.2400 ext. 222 dclarkston@mecc.edu
Donna Cluesman Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 131 276.523.2400 ext. 300 dcluesman@mecc.edu
Jada Oakes Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 133 276.523.2400 ext. 275 joakes@mecc.edu
Amanda Robbins Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 135 276.523.2400 ext. 425 arobbins@mecc.edu
Deborah Wright Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 132 276.523.2400 ext. 457 dwright@mecc.edu

 

Nursing Track 3: LPN to RN Bridge Program

 

Nursing Track Three LPN to RN Bridge (156)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
PRE-CLINICAL STUDIES

Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SUMMER
NUR 115* LPN Transition 6
NUR 136 Principles of Pharmacology I 1
NUR 137 Principles of Pharmacology  II 1
NUR 226 Health Assessment 2
FIRST YEAR FALL
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing 3
NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nursing 5
NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology III 1
PSY 231 Life Span Human Development I 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
NUR 208 Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing 6
NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV 1
NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 3
NUR 254 Dimensions of  Professional Nursing 2
PSY 232 Life Span Human Development II 3
    Humanities Elective 3
Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-Rn examination and subsequent licensure. 
Total Program Credits 69

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

  • *Upon completion of NUR 115 credit will be awarded for NUR 105, 108, 109 and 114 (15 credits). These credits will appear on the student’s official transcript. Completion of BIO 231 will substitute for BIO 141. Completion of BIO 232 will substitute for BIO 142. The nursing curriculum changes significantly for the 2018 cohorts. Please see an advisor for more details.  

For Further Information, Contact: 

Deborah Clarkston Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 136 276.523.2400 ext. 222 dclarkston@mecc.edu
Donna Cluesman Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 131 276.523.2400 ext. 300 dcluesman@mecc.edu
Jada Oakes Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 133 276.523.2400 ext. 275 joakes@mecc.edu
Amanda Robbins Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 135 276.523.2400 ext. 425 arobbins@mecc.edu
Deborah Wright Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 132 276.523.2400 ext. 457 dwright@mecc.edu

 

 

Nursing Track 4: Part-Time LPN to RN Bridge Program

 

 

Nursing Track Four
Part-Time Evening & Weekend LPN to RN Bridge (156)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course # Course Title Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
PSY 231 Life Span Human Development I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR FALL
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health 2
PSY 232 Life Span Human Development II 3
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
NUR 115* LPN Transition 6
NUR 136 Principles of Pharmacology I 1
NUR 137 Principles of Pharmacology II 1
NUR 226 Health Assessment 2
SECOND YEAR FALL
NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nursing 5
NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology III 1
SECOND YEAR SPRING
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing 3
THIRD YEAR SUMMER
    Humanities Elective 3
THIRD YEAR FALL
NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 3
NUR 254 Dimensions of  Professional Nursing 2
FOURTH YEAR SPRING
NUR 208 Acute Medical Surgical Nursing 6
NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV 1
Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and subsequent licensure.
Total Program Credits 69

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

*Upon completion of NUR 115, credit will be awarded for NUR 105, 108, 109 and 114 (15 credits).  These credits will appear on the student’s official transcript. Completion of BIO 231 will substitute for BIO 141. Completion of BIO 232 will substitute for BIO 142. The nursing curriculum changes significantly for the 2018 cohorts. Please see an advisor for more details. 

For Further Information, Contact: 

Deborah Clarkston Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 136 276.523.2400 ext. 222 dclarkston@mecc.edu
Donna Cluesman Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 131 276.523.2400 ext. 300 dcluesman@mecc.edu
Jada Oakes Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 133 276.523.2400 ext. 275 joakes@mecc.edu
Amanda Robbins Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 135 276.523.2400 ext. 425 arobbins@mecc.edu
Deborah Wright Phillips-Taylor Hall Office 132 276.523.2400 ext. 457 dwright@mecc.edu

 

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Occupational Therapy Assistant (SWCC)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology 3
OCT 100 Introduction to OT 3
PSY 230 Development Psychology 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
OCT 195 Topics in OT for Physical Dysfunction 2
OCT 201 OT with Psychosocial Dysfunction 3
OCT 205 Therapeutic Media 2
NAS 195 Kinesiology 1
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
OCT 190 Coordinated Practice in OT I – Level I Fieldwork 1
OCT 207 Therapeutic Skills 3
OCT 220 OT for the Adult 2
SECOND YEAR FALL
OCT 190 Coordinated Practice in OT II – Level I Fieldwork 1
OCT 202 OT with Physical Disabilities 4
OCT 203 OT with Developmental Disabilities 4
OCT 208 OT Service Management & Delivery 3
OCT 210 Assistive Tech. in OT 2
SECOND YEAR SPRING
OCT 290 Coordinated Practice in OT III – Level II Fieldwork 6
OCT 290 Coordinated Practice in OT IV – Level II Fieldwork 6
OCT 298 Seminar and Project in OTA 1
Eligible to Sit for NBCOT Certification
Total Program Credits 68

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

 

Phlebotomy

Career Studies (221-151-02)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL/SPRING
Course # Course Title Credit
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3
HLT 100 First Aid & CPR 3
Students Earn AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification and AHA Heartsaver First Aid Certification
HLT 145 Ethics/Healthcare Personnel 2
MDL 105 Phlebotomy 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills I 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING/FALL
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy 4
Students Eligible to Take the National Phlebotomy Association Certification Exam
Total Program Credits 25

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

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Physical Therapy Assistant (WCC)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3
PTH 105 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3
PTH 110 Medical Reporting 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PTH 115 Kinesiology for the Physical Therapy Assistant 4
PTH 121 Therapeutic Procedures I 5
PTH 151 Musculoskeletal Structure and Function 5
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
PTH 131 Clinical Education I 2
PTH 210 Psychological Aspects of Therapy 2
PTH 227 Pathological Conditions 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
PTH 122 Therapeutic Procedures II 5
PTH 225 Rehabilitation Procedures 5
PTH 226 Therapeutic Exercise 4
SECOND YEAR SPRING
PTH 245 Professional Issues 3
PTH 251 Clinical Practicum I 3
PTH 252 Clinical Practicum II 4
    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective2 3
Eligible for Licensure Exam as a PTA
Total Program Credits 68

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Radiographic Technology (SWCC)

Program Description

Graduates of the radiography technology program are prepared to contribute as members of the allied health team, care for patients under the supervision of qualified physicians, and meet requirements for ARRT certification. This program is being provided through an innovative, cooperative agreement with Southwest Virginia Community College.  Wytheville Community College and Virginia Highlands Community College are also partners.  Students will register at MECC for their general education course requirements and register through SVCC for their program courses.  The educational experience will be comprised of both classroom instruction and clinical rotations for completing required competency objectives. Classroom instruction incorporates interactive video-teleconferencing between classroom locations. The use of distance education technology will enable students to complete their coursework at MECC and at local clinical facilities, with limited travel to SVCC.   The A.A.S. degree will be awarded by Southwest Virginia Community College.

Accreditation

The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Radiologic Technology Education (JRCERT) (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL, 60606-2901).

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist for well-trained, registered radiological technologists in hospitals, clinics, education, industry, government agencies, and private offices.

Program Goals

The radiography program goals include:  develop and deliver appropriate patient care, develop the radiological skills to perform all routine imaging procedures in medical imaging departments, adopt and demonstrate good ethical behavior and

professionalism, appropriately evaluate and  critique radiographic examinations for diagnostic quality, communicate effectively, and employ problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Special Considerations

In addition to the general admission requirements to the College, applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent and must reflect a “C” average. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved on all college work. To meet the Radiography Program admission requirements the applicant must have completed:

  • One unit of Biology with lab, one unit of Chemistry with lab, and two units of mathematics (Algebra I, and Algebra II and/or Geometry) with a “C” or better;
  • Biology 101 and Chemistry 05 will be considered equivalent to high school Biology and Chemistry. Math 03, 04 and 06 will be considered equivalent to high school Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry;
  • Completion of a college placement test, which includes sections of reading, writing and mathematics. All prescribed developmental work must be completed before admission into the program;
  • Submitted radiography application (including all high school and college transcripts or copy of GED);
  • Observation in a Radiology Department for a minimum of twelve (12) hours; this observation is to be documented by radiology personnel denoting date(s) and time(s);
  • Complete entrance test and attend a general information session. An interview with Radiography program faculty may be required.
  • Because entry into this program is competitive, students must complete the application process with the Admissions Office at SWVCC by no later than January 15th.

Environmental Conditions
Environmental conditions include procedures that involve handling blood and body fluids using universal precautions.

Program Requirements

Upon admission and during the course of the program, the radiologic faculty will carefully observe and evaluate the student’s suitability for the profession. If, in the opinion of the radiologic faculty, a student does not exhibit professional behavior, the student may be asked to withdraw from the program. Once enrolled, students who receive a final grade lower than “C” in any of the courses in radiography or related areas must obtain permission from the program director to continue the major in radiography.

Selected learning experiences will be provided at the cooperating hospitals within the geographic areas served by the colleges. The student is expected to provide transportation to such facilities. Travel, time and expense, must be anticipated because of program design and location.  The purchase of items such as student’s uniforms, accessories, physical, vaccinations, background checks, and liability insurance is the financial responsibility of the individual student.

Criminal Background/Drug Testing

Background checks for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors are required for entrance into some clinical agencies. Students with convictions may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. Clinical agencies may require drug testing prior to placement of students for clinical rotations. Students with positive drug test results may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. Cost for criminal background checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student. 

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PROGRAM OF STUDY

FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course #

Course Title

Credit

RAD

105

Introduction to Rad. Protection & Patient Care

3

MTH

126

Math for Allied Health

2

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

RAD

195

Ethics, Teamwork & Professional Development

3

HLT

1431

Medical Terminology

3

FIRST YEAR FALL

ENG

1112

College Composition I

3

BIO

141

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

RAD

110

Imaging Equipment & Protection

3

RAD

121

Radiographic Procedures I

4

PSY

230

Developmental Psychology

3

FIRST YEAR SPRING

   

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective4

3

BIO

141

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

RAD

112

Radiologic Science II

4

RAD

221

Radiologic Procedures II

4

SECOND YEAR SUMMER

RAD

190

Coordinated Internship (Term II)

3

RAD

205

Rad. Protection & Radiobiology (Term I)

3

SECOND YEAR FALL

RAD

290

Coordinated Internship

6

RAD

255

Radiographic Equipment

3

SECOND YEAR SPRING

RAD

290

Coordinated Internship

6

RAD

240

Radiographic Pathology

3

SECOND YEAR SUMMER

RAD 215 Correlated Radiographic Theory  2
RAD  290 Coordinated Internship (Term I) 2
Total Program Credits 72

1HIM 111 or HIM 112 may be substituted for HLT 143.2Students who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree are advised to take both ENG 111 and 112. 3Taking both PSY 231 and 232 will substitute for PSY 230. 4Humanities/Fine Arts: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Radiography (SWCC)

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Radiography (SWCC)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course # Course Title Credit
RAD 105 Introduction to Rad. Protection & Patient Care 3
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health 2
RAD 195 Ethics, Teamwork, & Professional Development 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR FALL
ENG 111 English Composition 3
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
RAD 110 Imaging Equipment & Protection 3
RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I 4
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RAD 112 Radiologic Science 4
RAD 221 Radiologic Procedures II 4
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
RAD 190 Coordinated Internship 3
RAD  205 Rad. Protection & Radiobiology (Term 1) 3
SECOND YEAR FALL 
RAD 290 Coordinated Internship 6
RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment 3
SECOND YEAR SPRING
RAD 290 Coordinated Internship 6
RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology 3
THIRD YEAR SUMMER
RAD 215 Coordinated Radiographic Theory 2
RAD 290 Coordinated Internship (TERM I) 2
Students are Eligible to Take the National Registry Examination Leading to Certification as a Registered Technology in Radiography by the ARRT
Total Program Credits 72

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Respiratory Therapy

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Respiratory Therapy (181)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR SUMMER

Course # Course Title Credit
NAS 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
RTH 102 Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care 3
RTH 110 Fund. Theory & Procedures for Respiratory Care 3
AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Earned
SDV 100 College Success  Skills 1
    Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
FIRST YEAR FALL
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
RTH 111 Anatomy & Physiology of the Cardiopulmonary System 3
RTH 131 Respiratory Care Theory & Procedures I 4
RTH 145 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care 2
RTH 151 Fundamental Clinical Procedures I 4
FIRST YEAR SPRING
RTH 112 Pathology of the Cardiopulmonary System 3
RTH 121 Cardiopulmonary Science 3
RTH 132 Respiratory Care Theory & Procedures II 4
RTH 152 Fundamental Clinical Procedures II 4
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
RTH 135 Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures I 2
RTH 224 Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills I 2
RTH 253 Advanced Clinical Procedures III 3
    Humanities/Fine Art Elective 3
    Social Science Elective 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
RTH 226 Theory of Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care  2
RTH 254 Advanced Clinical Procedures IV 3
RTH 227 Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills I 2
RTH 267 12-Lead EKG Diag. 3
RTH 265 Current Issues in Respiratory Care 2
AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification Earned
Eligible for Certification Testing as a Certified Respiratory Therapist or a Registered Respiratory Therapist
Total Program Credits 72

*Please consult with your advisor on the availability of courses and possible prerequisites and course substitutions.

Core competencies for HLT 105, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, are covered within RTH 110. Students will receive a BLS Healthcare Provider Card.