Qualified health care professionals are essential in|
todayís society. Southeastern Techís Health Sciences
Division currently offers degree, diploma and certificate
programs in health care. These programs provide
classroom instruction, as well as laboratory
and/or clinical experiences, to make certain that students
obtain the most current skills in their chosen
Students interested in Health Sciences Programs may
Prior to starting clinical or laboratory training, or enrolling
In most programs, students are required to purchase
Special Note: Conviction of a felony could make a student ineligible
to take the licensing exam(s) required by the profession upon graduation.
Early notification to
General Education Core Competencies
The overall goal of a college education is to help students become productive citizens. The General Education core contributes to this concept by providing a variety of learning experiences which ensure that graduates are intellectually prepared for lifelong learning.
STC has identified the following general education core competencies that graduates of associate degree programs will attain.
Technical Standards for Health Sciences Education
The Health Sciences Division faculty have specified the following nonacademic
criteria (technical standards) which all applicants and enrolled students
are expected to meet in order to participate in Health Sciences programs and
1. Ability to work in a clinical setting eight to ten hours a day performing physical tasks requiring physical energy without jeopardizing patient, self, or colleague safety.*
2. Ability to frequently reach, lift, and use manual dexterity in the manipulation and operation of equipment, accessories, as well as for the use/creation of immobilization devices.*
3. Ability to assist in the transporting, moving, lifting and transferring of patients weighing up to 450 pounds from a wheelchair or stretcher, to and from beds, treatment tables, chairs, etc.*
4. Ability to lift devices (weighing up to 50 pounds).
5. Ability to communicate clearly, to monitor and instruct patients before, during, and after procedures. (Documented by satisfactory completion of general education requirements).
6. Possess sufficient visual and aural acuity. This is necessary to report visual observations of patients and equipment operations as well as to read patientís medical records and medical information. Aural acuity must be adequate enough to hear the patient during all phases of care as well as to perceive and interpret equipment signals.*
7. Have sufficient problem-solving skills to include measuring, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing with the ability to perform these skills in a timely fashion. (Documented by meeting program admission status)
* Documented by physical exam.