Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS


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Length Program: 94 credits

Program Prerequisites: 11-16 credits

Program Contacts

Eugene Campus - Estimated Cost for Program: $21,002.00 (94 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $11,844.00*
  • Technology Fees: $1,034.00
  • General Student Fees: $804.00** (if applicable)
  • One Time Student Fee: $30.00
  • Online Course Fee: $790.00 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,100.00
  • Program Specific Fees: $2,114.00 (certifications-licensure-exams, application fee ($50.00), background check, drug/alcohol screening, industry student membership)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $938.00*** (instruments/tools, uniforms/shoes, etc.)
  • Travel: $500.00
  • Differential Fees: $1,1848.00 ****

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $2,460.00 (16 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $2,016.00*
  • Technology Fees: $176.00
  • General Student Fees: $268.00** (if applicable)
  • Online Course Fee: $ (if applicable)

Rogue Community College Campus - Estimated Cost for Program: $26,002.00 (94 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $11,844.00*
  • Technology Fees: $1,034.00
  • General Student Fees: $804.00** (if applicable )
  • One Time Student Fee: $30.00
  • Online Course Fee: $790.00 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,100.00
  • Program Specific Fees: $2,114.00 (certifications-licensure-exams, application fee ($50.00), background check, drug/alcohol screening, industry student membership)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $ 938.00*** (instruments/tools, uniforms/shoes, etc.)
  • Travel: $500.00
  • Distance Campus Fee: $5,000.00
  • Differential Fees: $1,848.00****

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $2,460.00  (16 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $2,016.00*
  • Technology Fees: $176.00
  • General Student Fees: $268.00**(if applicable)
  • Online Course Fee: $ (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Term-by-Term Course Plan

Program Learning Outcomes


The purpose of this program is to prepare the graduate to practice as an entry-level, licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA).

Learning Outcomes: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program learning outcomes are based on the guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Program graduates must demonstrate broad, integrative and specialized knowledge, technical and communication skills, and behavior and conduct consistent with entry-level PTA practice. Learning outcomes have a strong emphasis on safely and effectively implementing a plan of care under the direction of a supervising physical therapist. PTAs work under the direction of the supervising physical therapist in promoting wellness, health, and recovery from health conditions that affect the movement system.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Communicate verbally and non-verbally with the patient, the physical therapist, health care delivery personnel, and others in an effective, appropriate, and capable manner
PLO 2 - Recognize individual and cultural differences and responds appropriately in all aspects of physical therapy services
PLO 3 - Exhibit conduct that reflects a commitment to meet the expectations of the members of the profession of physical therapy and members of society receiving health care services
PLO 4 - Exhibit conduct that reflects safe practice standards that are legal, ethical and safe
PLO 5 - Communicate an understanding of the plan of care developed by the physical therapist to achieve short and long term goals and intended outcomes
PLO 6 - Demonstrate competence in implementing selected components of interventions identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist, including functional training, infection control, manual therapy, physical and mechanical agents, therapeutic exercise, and wound management
PLO 7 - Demonstrate competency in performing components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care, including tests and measures for aerobic capacity, pain, cognition, assistive and prosthetic devices, joint motion, muscle performance, neuromotor development, posture, self-care and home/community management, ventilation, respiration, and circulation
PLO 8 - Recognize and initiates clarifications with the supervising physical therapist when indicated
PLO 9 - Adjust treatment interventions within the plan of care to optimize patient safety, progress, and comfort; reports outcomes to the supervising physical therapist
PLO 10 - Instruct and educates patients, family members, and caregivers as directed by the supervising physical therapist
PLO 11 - Instruct members of the health care team as directed by the supervising physical therapist, using appropriate instructional materials and approaches
PLO 12 - Demonstrate a commitment to meeting the needs of the patients and consumers
PLO 13 - Interact with other members of the health care team in patient care and non-patient care activities
PLO 14 - Provide accurate and timely information for billing and reimbursement purposes
PLO 15 - Participate in quality assurance activities
PLO 16 - Demonstrate an awareness of social responsibility, citizenship and advocacy, including participation in community and service organizations and activities
PLO 17 - Identify career and lifelong learning opportunities

Admission Information


Students are admitted once a year. Admission is restricted and is based on a program application. Please consult lanecc.edu/hp/pta.

Program Requirements


Program Prerequisites


Program Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Program Prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for the program. Additionally, application requires documentation of 16 clinical observation/experience hours with a PT or PTA.

Human Biology (4 credits)
NOTE: Students who complete BI 102I as a prerequisite do not need to take another Human Biology course. If BI 102I  is not completed as a prerequisite, students must complete another option prior to the end of Fall Term of Year 1 in the program. (For other options, see Human Biology requirement under General Education on this page.)

Medical Terminology (3 credits)

Physics (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Prior bachelor's degree, verified by transcript from US accredited institution or higher, may be used to meet the Writing requirement.

General Education


General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Mathematics (4 credits)

Communication (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Psychology (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Biology - Complete one of the following options:
NOTE: Students who complete BI 102I  as a prerequisite do not need to take another Human Biology course. This requirement must be completed by the end of Fall Term of Year 1 in the program.

Cooperative Education


Cooperative Education courses must be completed for a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. 

Notes


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • The following requirements must meet universal standards order to begin clinical internships Physical examination Tuberculosis (TB) screen Substance abuse screening (10-panel drug and alcohol screen), and Criminal background check
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op) is required for second year students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Students must complete Co-op at a program-designated co-op site. Contact Beth Thorpe, PTA Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bldg. 30, Rm. 126, 541-463-3274, thorpeb@lanecc.edu.

Licensing and Certification


Graduates meet education eligibility for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Accreditation


The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lane Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
CAPTE Address: 13030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Telephone: 703-706-3245
Email: accreditation@apta.org
Website: capteonline.org

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