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AWARD:  Certificate

LENGTH:  4 Semesters

PURPOSE:
To prepare graduates for the national certification in Massage Therapy in Virginia.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
A graduate of the program will have demonstrated mastery of generic and specific occupational skills prior to graduation.  Skill atainment is assured through regular, valid, and reliable comprehensive assessment.  Graduates will be eligible to take the National Certification Boarsd for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork examination.  After successful passage of this exam, the graduate will be eligible for licensure in Virginia as a Massage Therapist.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Licensed graduates with national certification can work independently in a variety of health care, business, and recreational settings as well as self employment. Businesses using massage therapists include hotels, cruise ships, hospitals, corporations, doctors’ offices, and many spa or personal wellness agencies.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION:
Graduates of the program must have a minimum of 700 documented hours of supervised training to be eligible to take the national test. Passage of the test will allow graduates to become licensed as a Massage Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics must complete appropriate developmental studies courses. (See Health Science advisor prior to enrollment)

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:
The student must safisfactorily complete all general education, program, and elective requirements listed below to receive a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage. 

General Education Requirements (15 credits):
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
ENG 112 College Composition II (3)
BUS 165  Small Business Management (3)
HLT 105  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1)
PED 109  Yoga (1)
NAS 150  Human Biology (4)

Program Requirements (25 Credits):
HLT 195  Theories of Massage (3)
HLT 180  Therapeutic Massage I (3)
HLT 280  Therapeutic Massage II (3)
HLT 281  Therapeutic Massage III (3)
HLT 295  Specialized Massage Therapies (3)
HLT 220  Concepts of Disease (3)
HLT 143  Medical Terminology (3)
HLT 116  Personal Wellness (3)
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)

Minimum required for certificate: 40 credits

Students must complete each of the above requirements for a total of 40 credit hours. Please note this program is designed to be done part time with many of the classes scheduled in the evenings and weekends.


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:
(HLT 180, 280, and 281 are sequential courses that must be taken in sequence)

First Semester
ENG 111  College Composition I (3)
HLT 180 Therapeutic Massage I (3)
HLT 195  Theories of Massage (3)
NAS 150  Human Biology (4)
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)
    Total Credit Hours: 14
Second Semester
ENG 112  College Composition II (3)
HLT 116  Personal Wellness (3)
HLT 280  Therapeutic Massage II (3)
HLT 295  Specialized Massage Therapies (3)
PED 109  Yoga 1
     Total Credit Hours: 13

Third Semester
BUS 165  Small Business Management (3)
HLT 105  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1)
HLT 143  Medical Terminology (3)
HLT 220  Concepts of Disease (3)
HLT 281  Therapeutic Massage III (3)
     Total Credit Hours: 13

Total Semester Hours:  40

Program Disclosue 2011-2012

AWARD:  Certificate

LENGTH:   3 Semesters

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this program is to prepare selected students to qualify as practitioner of practical nursing in a variety of health service facilities. After successful completion of the program, students will be eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse. Passage of this exam will make the graduate eligible to be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
A graduate of the program will have demonstrated mastery of generic and specific occupational knowledge and skills prior to graduation.  Skill and knowledge attainment is assured through regular, valid and reliable comprehensive assessment.  Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the National Council Licesure Examination for Practical Nurses.

SPECIAL ACCREDITATION STATUS:
The program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Employment opportunities for the licensed practical nurse include staff positions in hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians’ offices, clinics, day care centers, industry, schools and home health care agencies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
The applicant must meet the following requirements for admission into the required clinical courses (PNE 161, 141, 142, 163, 145, 151, 152, and 181). Interested students should contact the nursing/health sciences office for academic advising.

1. Be accepted as a student to the college.
2. Graduate from high school or a GED.
3. Complete the college placement test. If scores indicate, the
applicant will be required to successfully complete developmental courses before submitting a practical nursing program application.
4. Validate computer competency equivalent to ITE 95.
5. Complete one unit of high school algebra with no grade
below a ‘C’. Deficiencies can be made up through approved developmental or college level courses. Deficiencies must be completed before application to the practical nursing program.
6. Complete one high school unit of college prep level
science with no grade below a C. Course to be used for high school substitute class: BIO 101 or BIO 102
7. Maintain cumulative college or high school grade point
average of 2.5 or better.
8. After meeting the above criteria, submit an
Application for the Practical Nursing Program Form along with required paperwork, i.e. high school transcripts, college transcripts, etc. during the application period.
9. Achieve a passing score on the Admission Test.
10. Students will be scheduled for the admission test after their application file has been reviewed and approved. Applicants must have satisfactory scores in reading, mathematics, science, and English/Language usage.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:
Applications to the practical nursing program are processed during the specified application periods. At the end of the advertised application period, completed applications with required supporting documents, will be reviewed and considered.  Admission testing will be offered to students meeting all admission requirements. Students who meet the criteria, meaning score within the state regulaiton (45th percentile raking) will be given priority.  NOTE:  When admission must be limited because the number of qualified applicants exceeds available space, admission to the program will be given to applicants who scored at or above the 45th percentile ranking, and are also residents of the college service area.  If seats are still available applicants who scored at or above the 45th percentle ranking, who live outside of the college service area will be offered admission starting with the higher precentile ranking, until all seats are filled.  Appicants who are not accepted will be eligible to reapply at the the next appication period, at which time applicants meeting admission requirements will be allowed to repeat the admission test, and the most recent scores will be used for admission consideration.

The typical physical demands of a licensed practical nurse include the following: full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. The job generally requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. The licensed practical nurse should be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. The job settings have stressful conditions and/or irregular hours. There is the potential for exposure to communicable diseases. After admission to the clinical courses, the prospective student is provided with a physical exam form that must be completed by a physician prior to enrolling in nursing classes.

Upon admission, students are required to undergo mandatory drug screening and a criminal background check.  Please note that the Virginia State Board of Nursing may refuse to admit a candidate to any licensure examination and refuse to issue a license or certificate to any applicant who has been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Students must produce a satisfactory crimnal background check to the standards of all clinical agencies used by the college for experiential learning prior to enrolling in the Practical Nursing program.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the usual college tuition and fees, this program requires additional expenses. Approximate costs include:

Uniforms $230
Physical Examination $100
Books $400-$800
Graduation Pin cost depends on price of gold or silver
AHA BCLS CPR certification $218
Standardized Tests $97
Criminal Background Checks $50-$75
Drug Screening $40-$50
Application for Licensure fees $370
Transportation to clinical agencies, seminars, etc. as required.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:
Students must successfully complete all of the general education and program listed below to be awarded this certificate. To remain in the program, a student must have a "C" or above in all PNE and NUR courses.  Additionally, student must have a grade of "C" or above in all semesters of natural science and psychology courses.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (11 CREDITS):
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
NAS 150 Human Biology (4)
PSY 230  Developmental Psychology (3)
HLT 141 Medical Terminology (1)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (38 CREDITS):
PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I (6)
PNE 141-142  Nursing Skills I-II (4)
NUR 135 Drug Dosage Calculations (2)
PNE 163 Nursing in Health Changes III (8)
PNE 145 Trends in Practical Nursing (1)
PNE 151-152 Med-Surgical Nursing I-II (9)
PNE 173 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses (2)
PNE 181 Clinical Experiences (5)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)

Minimum required for certificate:  49 Credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:
First Semester:
PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I (6)
PNE 141 Nursing Skills I  (2)
PNE 142 Nursing Skills II (2)
NAS 150 Human Biology (4)
NUR 135 Drug Dosage Calculations (2)
HLT 141 Medical Terminology (1)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
   Total Credit Hours: 18

Second Semester:
PNE 163 Nursing in Health Changes III (8)
PNE 173 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses (2)
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology (3)
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
   Total Credit Hours: 16

Third Semester:
PNE 151 Medical-Surgical Nursing I (4)
PNE 152 Medical-Surgical Nursing II (5)
PNE 181 Clinical Experience (5)
PNE 145 Trends in Practical Nursing (1)
   Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours:  49

Program Disclosure 2011-2012

Certificate programs can usually be completed in one year of full-time enrollment and offer specific general education along with key skill area courses designed to respond to local employment needs. Certificate programs are often equal to the first year of a corresponding associate degree.

AWARD:  Certificate

LENGTH:   3 Semesters

PURPOSE:
This program provides the student with entry-level skills for employment in residential, commercial and industrial fields. It also provides advanced and upgraded training for those presently employed. Theoretical classroom experiences as well as hands on experiences are utilized.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Graduates of this program will qualify for positions with residential contractors, commercial installers and industrial HVAC maintenance mechanics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics will complete appropriate developmental studies courses. Students with deficiencies in computer skills will complete additional coursework.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:

The student must satisfactorily complete all general education, program and elective requirements listed below to receive a Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

 


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (12 CREDITS):
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics I (3)
HLT 100 First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (33 CREDITS):
AIR 117 Metal Layout I (3)
AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I (4)
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls I (4)
AIR 154 Heating Systems I (3)
AIR 190 Internship in Refrigerant Handling (1)
AIR 235 Heat Pumps (3)
AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting and Service (3)
AIR 253 Air Conditioning Systems III  (3)
AIR 257 Gas Fired Warm Air Furnaces (4)
ELE 115 Basic Electricity (3)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)

Minimum required for certificate:  45 Credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:


First Semester:
AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I (4)
AIR 154 Heating Systems I (3)
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
ELE 115 Basic Electricity (3)
MTH 120  Introduction To Mathematics (3)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
      Total Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester:
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls (4)
AIR 235   Heat Pumps  (3)
AIR 257 Gas Fired Warm Air Furnaces (4)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
      Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Semester:
AIR 190 Internship in Refrigerant Handling (1)
AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting & Service (3)
AIR 53  Air Conditioning Systems III (3)
HLT 100 First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3)
AIR 117 Metal Layout I (3)
      Total Credit Hours: 13

Total Semester Hours:  45


Program Disclosure 2009-2010
Program Disclosure 2010-2011

Certificate programs can usually be completed in one year of full-time enrollment and offer specific general education along with key skill area courses designed to respond to local employment needs. Certificate programs are often equal to the first year of a corresponding associate degree.

AWARD:  Certificate

LENGTH:   3 Semesters

PURPOSE:
The curriculum is designed to provide skills and knowledge in general and specialized welding.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Employment opportunities for graduates of this program might include welding specialist, welding assistant, self-employment and industrial maintenance.

POTENTIAL CERTIFICATION:
Program graduates’ have generic and specific occupational skills to be competitive in welding positions in a variety of settings such as welding specialist, welding assistant, self-employment and industrial maintenance. Graduates demonstrate proficiency in 21st Century skills and use of current technological tools of the profession, and take an American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code Certification Test.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics must complete appropriate developmental studies courses.

 

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:
The student must satisfactorily complete all general education, program and elective requirements listed below to receive a Certificate in Industrial Welding.


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (12 CREDITS):
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics (3)
HLT 100 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (26 CREDITS):
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
WEL 171 Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting (3)
WEL 123  ARC Welding I (4)
WEL 124  ARC Welding II (4)
   (Skill demonstration test must be satisfactorily completed in WEL 124 before proceeding into WEL 126).
WEL 126  Pipe Welding I (3)
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding (3)
WEL 141 Welding Qualification Tests I (3)
WEL 145 Welding Metallurgy (3)
WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation (2)
WEL 198 Seminar Project in Welding (4)

Minimum required for certificate: 39 credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:


First Semester:
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics (3)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
WEL 117 Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting (3)
WEL 123 ARC Welding I (4)
WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation (2)
     Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester:
HLT 100 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3)
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry (3)
WEL 124 ARC Welding II (4)
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding (3)
WEL 145 Welding Metallurgy (3)
     Total Credit Hours: 16

Third Semester:
WEL 198 Seminar Project in Welding (4)
WEL 141 Welding Qualification Tests I (3)
     Total Credit Hours: 7

Total Semester Hours: 39

 


Program Disclosure 2009-2010
Program Disclosure 2010-2011

PURPOSE:
This program will prepare graduates for entry into many health science programs of study. Public School students may complete this program through dual enrollment for entry  into many post-secondary health science programs as a sophomore.  The program is designed to serve both the needs of students interested in the associate degree nursing program at PHCC and those interested in allied health programs at other schools. Sttudents transfering to other schools are responsible for verifying transferability of PHCC courses.

AWARD:  Certificate

LENGTH:  3 Semesters

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
This certificate prepares the student for entry into many different health career programs although completion of this certificate does not prepare the student for any specific jobs in the healthcare field.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Certain certificate-related courses require satisfactory scores on college placement tests. Students with deficiencies will be required to complete satisfactorily developmental studies courses before enrolling in these courses. Admission to the Health Sciences Certificate does not guarantee admission to the associate degree nursing program or the practical nursing program. Students interested in being admitted to either the associate degree nursing or the practical nursing programs need to see the nursing advisor.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:
Students must successfully complete all courses or approved substitutes in the curriculum to receive a Certificate in Health Sciences. Students who complete a Health Science Certificate must earn a "C" average in all science, social science and math classes.


General Education Requirements:
BIO 231 - 232   Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II (8)
CST 110           Introduction to Communication (3)
ENG 111-112   College Composition I-II (6)
HLT 230            Principles of Nutrition and Human Development (3)
ITE 115             Basic Computer LIteracy (3)
PSY 230           Developmental Psychology (3)
SOC 200          Principles of Sociology (3)
MTH 126           Math for Allied Health (3)
HLT 143            Medical Terminology (3)
SDV 108          College Survival Skills (1)

Minimum required for certificate:  36 credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

First semester:
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)
ENG 111  College Composition I  (3)
ITE 115    Basic Computer Literacy(3)
CST 110  Introduction to Speech Communication  (3)
HLT 143   Medical Terminology (3)
      Total Semester Credits: 13

Second Semester
ENG 112  College Composition II  (3)
BIO 231  Human Anatomy and Physiology I  (4)
HLT 230  Principles of Nutrition and Human Development  (3)
PSY 230  Developmental Psychology  (3)
      Total Semester Credits: 13

Third Semester
BIO 232  Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health (3)
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology (3)
       Total Semester Credits:  10

 

Program Disclosure: 2011-2012