Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS


Length Program: 94 credits

Program Prerequisites: 11-16 credits

Program Contacts

Eugene Campus - Estimated Cost for Program: $21,790 (94 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $12,455*
  • Technology Fees: $1,222
  • General Student Fees: $922**
  • One Time Student Fee: $30
  • Online Course Fee: $570 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,100 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $2,114 (certifications-licensure-exams, application fee ($50.00), background check, drug/alcohol screening, industry student membership)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $938*** (instruments/tools, uniforms/shoes, etc.)
  • Travel: $500
  • Differential Fees: $1,939****

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $2 ,599 (16 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $2,120*
  • Technology Fees: $208
  • General Student Fees: $271** 
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)

Rogue Community College Campus - Estimated Cost for Program: $26,790 (94 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $12,455*
  • Technology Fees: $1,222
  • General Student Fees: $922** 
  • One Time Student Fee: $30
  • Online Course Fee: $570 
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,100 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $2,114 (certifications-licensure-exams, application fee ($50.00), background check, drug/alcohol screening, industry student membership)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $938*** (instruments/tools, uniforms/shoes, etc.)
  • Travel: $500
  • Distance Campus Fee: $5,000
  • Differential Fees: $1,939****

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $2,599 (16 credits)

  • Resident Tuition: $2,120*
  • Technology Fees: $208
  • General Student Fees: $271**
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at  https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/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 Plan

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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 - Support the supervising physical therapist in providing high-quality patient/client-centered physical therapist services
PLO 2 - Effectively communicate (face-to-face, written, or digital), actively listen, collaborate, and respond to all stakeholders with cultural humility
PLO 3 - Use theory, evidence, contextual factors, and clinical judgment to make safe and effective clinical decisions when implementing the supervising physical therapist's plan of care
PLO 4 - Value personal and professional accountability with actions that build a therapeutic alliance and the profession's collective effort to improve the health of society
PLO 5 - Perform selected physical therapy interventions and data collection skills with competence to carry out the physical therapy plan of care

Admission Information


Students are admitted once a year. Admission is restricted and is based on a program application. Please consult https://www.lanecc.edu/programs-academics/areas-study/health-medical-and-fitness/physical-therapist-assistant/physical-therapist-assistant.

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. 

Human Biology (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Note: Students must complete one of the following courses to apply to the program. 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 (see General Education) prior to the end of Fall Term of Year 1 in the program.

Medical Terminology (3 credits)

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

Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Note: Prior bachelor's degree, verified by a 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 HP 150 or BI 231 as a prerequisite, need to finish the series. See Options 1 and 2. Students who completed 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.

Program Core Courses


HP 153  must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. All other Program Core courses must be completed for a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. PTA 200  meets the Human Relations requirement and cannot be substituted.

It is not recommended to complete HP 153  in the first term of the program; students should complete this course no later than fall term of their second year. 

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

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 541-463-5617 or email healthprofessionsoffice@lanecc.edu.