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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Physical Therapist Assistant
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
Under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant, a skilled technical health care provider, performs selected physical therapy procedures and related tasks. Depending on the employment setting and the individual patient, those tasks may include contributing to total patient care and assisting the Physical Therapist in carrying out complete procedures and programs.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureSPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3
Social Sciences PSYC-101 General Psychology3
Science BIOL-101 General Biology I4
 BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics 4
BIOL-204 Anatomy and Physiology II 1-4
PTAP-100 Introduction to Physical Therapy2
PTAP-110 Fundamentals of Practice I3
PTAP-120 Clinical Kinesiology3
PTAP-130 Therapeutic Modalities I3
PTAP-150 Clinical Pathology3
PTAP-160 Orthopedic Dysfunctions I3
PTAP-210 Fundamentals of Practice II3
PTAP-213 Clinical Education I2
PTAP-214 Clinical Education II2
PTAP-230 Therapeutic Modalities II3
PTAP-240 Therapeutic Exercise3
PTAP-250 Clinical Neurosciences3
PTAP-260 Orthopedic Dysfunctions II3
PTAP-265 Professional Issues in Physical therapy1
PTAP-270 Clinical Education III4
PTAP-275Clinical Education IV4
Applicants for the PTA program must have completed the following minimum prerequisite/general education coursework: College-level English Composition or HCC’s ENGL-121, BIOL-101, and MATH-138. Applicants must have an overall HCC GPA of 2.25 or higher and an overall science/mathematics GPA of 2.0 or higher, must have completed BIOL-203 with a “B” or better, and are required to have a minimum of 25 hours of documented PT clinical observation experience. A grade of “C” or better is required in all Physical Therapist Assistant and science courses.
Effective November 7, 2012, Howard Community College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
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Exercise Science - EXSC 
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Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
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History - HIST 
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Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
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Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
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Retailing - RETL 
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