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1 Welcome to TCL Health Information

2 TCL Division of Health Science Programs

3 TCL Health Science Programs Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology Nursing Program Options Nursing Program Options Practical Nursing Practical Nursing Registered Nurse Registered Nurse LPN-Advance Placement LPN-Advance Placement Surgical Technology Surgical Technology Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Physical Therapist Assistant Physical Therapist Assistant Medical Records Coder Medical Records Coder (Through Midlands Tech) Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Technician (Through Midlands Tech)

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5 Radiologic Technology Associate Degree John Eichinger, MSRS (R) (CT) ARRT: Program Director Glenn Levicki, MSRS RT(R) (MR) (CT) ARRT: Clinical Coordinator Accredited : Accredited : Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Fall entry only Fall entry only 6 semesters (Associate Degree) 6 semesters (Associate Degree) Eligible for national registry exam to obtain RT (R). Eligible for national registry exam to obtain RT (R). Accept 16 students Accept 16 students

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9 Nursing Program Multi-entry/Multi-exit Dean Marge Sapp, MSN, APRN, BC Accredited: Accredited: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) Fall and Spring Entry Fall and Spring Entry Accept 40 students fall & spring entry Accept 40 students fall & spring entry

10 Nursing Program Multi entry/Multi exit Program PN Option (Fall entry only) PN Option (Fall entry only) Diploma Diploma 3 semesters 3 semesters Fall, spring, & graduate summer Fall, spring, & graduate summer 42 credits 42 credits Eligible for NCLEX-PN exam (LPN) Eligible for NCLEX-PN exam (LPN) RN Option (fall & spring) RN Option (fall & spring) Associate Degree 5 semesters 68 credits Eligible for NCLEX-RN exam (RN) LPN-AP LPN-AP Enter 1 st year, second semester Complete in 4 semesters Eligible for NCLEX-RN exam (RN)

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14 Surgical Technology JoLane Buss, CST, ATC, MEd. Program Director Accredited: Accredited: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Fall entry only Fall entry only 3 semesters (fall, spring, and graduate end of summer) 3 semesters (fall, spring, and graduate end of summer) Diploma Diploma Eligible for national certification exam Eligible for national certification exam CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) Accept 12–15 students Accept 12–15 students

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18 Massage Therapy Denise Van Nostran, LMT, NCTMB Program Director Accredited: (SACS) Accredited: (SACS) Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Fall entry only Fall entry only Certificate program Certificate program 3 semesters (fall, spring, and graduate end of summer) 3 semesters (fall, spring, and graduate end of summer) Accept 14 students Accept 14 students Graduates eligible for national certification exam to become licensed Graduates eligible for national certification exam to become licensed Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

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20 Physical Therapist Assistant PTA Dr Cindy Buchanan PhD., PT Program Director Dr Cindy Buchanan PhD., PT Program Director Jennifer Culbreth BS, PTA Instructor

21 Physical Therapist Assistant Accredited: Accredited: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Fall entry only Fall entry only 5 semesters (Associate Degree) 5 semesters (Associate Degree) Eligible for National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for licensure Eligible for National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for licensure Accept 16 students Accept 16 students

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24 Pharmacy Technician Candice Geiger Program Director (Midlands Tech) Distant Learning- Cooperative Program Distant Learning- Cooperative Program Midlands Technical College (Columbia, SC) Midlands Technical College (Columbia, SC) Accept 5 students from Beaufort area Accept 5 students from Beaufort area Must apply to Midlands Tech Must apply to Midlands Tech Deadline date for application Deadline date for application June 1 June 1 Fall entry only Fall entry only Accredited by: Accredited by: American Society of Health- System Pharmacists (ASHP) Diploma Diploma 3 semesters (fall, spring, and graduate summer) Eligible for national certification exam Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT)

25 Medical Record Coder Elizabeth Gibbs, RHIT Program Director (Midlands Tech) Deadline date for application Deadline date for application June 1 Fall entry only Certificate Certificate 3 semesters (fall, spring, and graduate summer) Eligible for national certification exam Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Distant Learning – Cooperative Program Distant Learning – Cooperative Program Midlands Technical College Midlands Technical College (Columbia, SC) (Columbia, SC) Accept 5 students from Beaufort area Accept 5 students from Beaufort area Must apply to Midlands Tech Must apply to Midlands Tech

26 Deadline Dates for Applications to Health Science Programs Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology Fall 2013 Fall 2013 April 1, 2013 April 1, 2013 Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Fall 2013 Fall 2013 April 1, 2013 April 1, 2013 Physical Therapist Asst. Physical Therapist Asst. Fall 2013 Fall 2013 April 1, 2013 April 1, 2013 Surgical Technology Surgical Technology Fall 2013 April 1, 2013 Nursing Nursing Fall 2013 entry April 1, 2013 Spring 2014 entry September 3, 2013 Medical Record Coder & Pharmacy Technician Medical Record Coder & Pharmacy Technician Fall Entry June 1

27 How Do I Begin? Apply to the college Building 2 (Coleman Hall) in Beaufort New River Campus in Bluffton Hampton Campus (Mungin Center) in Hampton Online at Acceptance to TCL does NOT guarantee acceptance into a health science program Have ALL official transcripts sent to college’s Beaufort Admissions Office High school or GED certificate All college Assure these transcripts are also on file in the Division of Health Sciences Apply for Financial Aid

28 I’ve never been to College! Placement test – COMPASS Make appointment to take Testing Center (Building 1, Room 201) Beaufort Call (843) New River Campus in Bluffton Call (843) Hampton Campus in Hampton Call (803) Tests English Math Reading Takes at least 2 hours to complete Get results immediately Establishes readiness for college courses

29 I’ve been to college! Do I need to take the COMPASS? A grade of a “C” or better in College English and college math (algebra) College English and college math (algebra) OR OR History/Psychology and college math (algebra) History/Psychology and college math (algebra) MAY NOT need to take COMPASS! MAY NOT need to take COMPASS!

30 Is there a time limit on College courses? Math and Science have 5 year time limit

31 What is next? Advising appointment Advising appointment Call (843) Call (843) Bring Compass results (if applicable) Bring Compass results (if applicable) Determine curriculum readiness Determine curriculum readiness May need to take college courses to evaluate academic success May need to take college courses to evaluate academic success Bring College transcripts (if applicable) Bring College transcripts (if applicable) Evaluate courses for transfer Evaluate courses for transfer Need grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater for ADN, PTA, + RT; need grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or greater for MT + ST Need grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater for ADN, PTA, + RT; need grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or greater for MT + ST Take required Entrance Test (TEAS) after the advising appointment Take required Entrance Test (TEAS) after the advising appointment

32 What is the TEAS? Entrance Test Entrance Test Tests English, math, reading, and science skills Tests English, math, reading, and science skills No calculators No calculators Computerized Computerized Results are good for 3 years at TCL Results are good for 3 years at TCL Cost is $35 Cost is $35 Pay for test in Building 2, Cashier Pay for test in Building 2, Cashier Takes about 3½ hours to complete Takes about 3½ hours to complete Computerized Computerized Able to print results on completion Able to print results on completion

33 TEAS Reading 50 minutes Reading 50 minutes Math 56 minutes Math 56 minutes Science 50 minutes Science 50 minutes English 50 minutes English 50 minutes

34 Is there a study guide? Yes May be purchased at the TCL Bookstore Cost is $ 61

35 Where do I go to take the TEAS Test? Testing Center-Beaufort Campus Testing Center-Beaufort Campus Located in Building 1; Room 210 Located in Building 1; Room 210 Call to find out the hours available for testing Call to find out the hours available for testing Must have and present: Must have and present: Receipt of payment Receipt of payment Picture ID Picture ID Bring pencils (scrap paper provided) Bring pencils (scrap paper provided)

36 TEAS at NEW RIVER Call to schedule a time Call to schedule a time Must have and present: Must have and present: Receipt of payment Receipt of payment Picture ID Picture ID Bring pencils (scrap paper provided) Bring pencils (scrap paper provided)

37 The TEAS is computerized Timed test Timed test Key to success Key to success Tutoring available at the Academic Support Center Tutoring available at the Academic Support Center Use study guide Use study guide Practice the sample tests with a timer Practice the sample tests with a timer TCL Testing Center web site TCL Testing Center web site

38 Do I get a copy of my results? Yes You may print a copy of your results from ATITESTING.com

39 What is passing? Composite Average Composite Average ADN, PTA, Rad Tech 73% Version IV 73% Version IV 63% Version V 63% Version V Surgical Technology 67% Version IV 67% Version IV 57% Version V 57% Version V

40 How often can I take it? May retake the test one time in a 12 month period

41 I passed the TEAS Test ! What do I do now? Complete program specific health science application checklist and return to Division of Health Sciences for an application.

42 Application Checklist Complete health science program checklist Complete health science program checklist Sign application checklist Sign application checklist Turn signed application checklist into the Division of Health Sciences for program specific application process. Turn signed application checklist into the Division of Health Sciences for program specific application process. Bring a copy of your TEAS results Bring a copy of your TEAS results (if applicable) (if applicable) Meet the published application deadline dates. Meet the published application deadline dates.

43 Let’s Wrap It Up! Let’s Wrap It Up!

44 Tie Up the Loose Ends 1. Apply to TCL 2. Request ALL official transcripts be sent to TCL Admissions office a) Assure copies have been sent to the Division of Health Sciences 3. Meet with Health Science advisor 4. Take entrance exam (TEAS Test); if applicable 5. Apply by published deadlines


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