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Alamo Colleges District • St. Philip's College • - • DMSO-Diagnostic Med Sonography


Abdominopelvic Sonography DMSO-1541

  • Full Term Fall 2016

  • Section 002.11271

  • 5-4-2 Credits

  • 08/22/2016 to 12/10/2016

  • Modified 08/21/2016



Meeting Times


Lectures:  Monday and Wednesday   8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

         Lab:  Monday 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM Section 001

                 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM Section 002

Contact Information


Instructor: Mrs. Erika D. Haskins MBA, RDMS (AB)

Email: [email protected]
Office: CHP - 130L
Phone: 210-486-2718
Website: https://www.alamo.edu/spc/spc/sonography/

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday  12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Friday  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM or by Appointment 

CHP 130

 

 

Materials


Internet Access for current medical news
Registration to www. Sonoworld.com

A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Sonography : Introduction to Normal Structure and Function

Author: Reva Curry and Betty Tempkin Bates
Publisher: Saunders
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4160-5556-3
Availability: Campus Bookstore

Description


Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

PHYS 1303 Introduction to Physics                                                     

DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics

BIOL 2401 BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II        

DMSO 1210 Introduction to Sonography

MATH 1314 College Algebra                              

 

 

 

Objectives


COURSE CONTENT:
Course Content will prepare student for the study of normal abdominal anatomy and physiology as it relates to Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In addition, student will be introduced to sonographic scanning techniques, equipment usage and Sonographic examination protocols.

Outcomes


1 Identify the sonographic appearances of normal abdominal and pelvic structures.

2 Explain physiology of abdominal and pelvic organs.

3 Describe the appropriate scanning techniques according to standard protocol guidelines.

Evaluation


Percent                      Grade
93-100                        A
85-92                          B
77-84                          C
70-76                          D
0-69                            F

This particular course’s weighted grading is as follows:
Pop Quizzes                                     5%
Participation                                    10%
Assignments    (Lab/Lecture)          10%
Chp.Quizzes                                   15%
Term Paper                                     15%
Mid Term Exam (Lab/Lecture)         20%
Final Exam (Lab/Lecture)                25%

Course Policies


Classroom Ethics Agreement

St. Philip’s College

Student Commitment to Success

 

The Faculty and Staff of St. Philip’s College challenge students to be the best they can be!

  1. I will take initiative in my education. Because I want to succeed in this course, I will carefully read and follow my course syllabus. I also understand that the course syllabus may include expectations beyond those stated in this commitment.
  2. I will support my success by ensuring that I have timely access to the required resources for the class, including textbooks and other materials as listed on the course syllabus. If I have trouble getting these resources, I will consult with the instructor and other campus support services for help.
  3. I understand that a respectful environment allows for a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions and encourages personal growth. As part of my commitment to success, I will respect others and avoid talking, texting, answering my phone, and other disruptive behaviors in class.
  4. Completing assignments on time demonstrates organization, time management, a solid work ethic, and a willingness to learn. Because I am serious about my education, I will strive to submit all assignments by the assignment due date and be aware of the instructor’s policies regarding submission deadlines and options. I also understand that my classes may require several hours of independent studying per week.
  5. If I do not understand something, I will ask for my instructor’s help, and I will apply the necessary time and energy to master the class material. I will also use other campus resources, such as the Tutoring and Technology Center, the Center for Learning Resources, the Rose R. Thomas Writing Center, the Dr. Lanier E. Byrd Sanctuary, and MathWorld, as a supportive network to ensure my academic success.
  6. Because the college and my instructor will share important information via e-mail, I will check my ACES and/or Canvas e-mail regularly and communicate with college personnel using my St. Philip’s College student e-mail account.
  7. To ensure my success and to follow college policy, I will go to the instructor with any concerns or questions that I may have about the class. If that discussion does not resolve my concerns, I will then take my concerns to the department chairperson.
  8. I want to be proud of the work that I do and the college credit that I earn. Because plagiarism and cheating are unethical and often illegal, I will submit work that is properly documented and solely mine. I understand the college’s commitment to academic integrity as stated in the Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. (To find the Student Handbook, which includes the Code of Conduct, go to https://www.alamo.edu/spc/current-students/.)
  9. I want to be the best student I can be! I will read the Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct and abide by them to make St. Philip’s College a better place for everyone.

 

My name is (print)______________________________________ and I AM St. Philip’s College!

Student Signature:______________________________________ Date:                         

Course and Section:  DMSO 1541- Abdominopelvic Sonography                 

Instructor: Mrs. Erika D. Haskins

Schedule


Date

Topic

Assignment

Comments

8/22 Mon

 

Introduction

 



Review Syllabus

Review DMSO & Student

         Handbook

 

Wk “Instructionsf for Students”

 

Research Assignments

 

QEP Project

 

Read Chp. 2 (pg 8-17)

Read Chp. 4 (pg 23 - 72)

 

Wkb Chp. 2 (pg 5-8)

 

Wkb Chp. 4 (pg 11-32)

Due 8/24

 

 

  

 

8/24 Wed

 

Knobology - Chp. 2

 

1st Scanning Exp., – Chp. 4

     Wkb Chp. 2 & 4 Due

Chp. 2, Knobology

(pg 8-17)

 

  Review Ch. 2 PPTs

Chp. 4, 1st Scanning Exp.

(pg. 23 -42)

 

Review Chp. 4 PPTs

 

 

Read Chp. 5 (pg 73-94)

 

Wkb Chp. 5 (pg 33-34 )

due 8/29

8/29 Mon

 

1st Scanning Exp., – Chp. 4

 

 

Body Systems – Chp. 5

 

 

     Wkb Chp. 5 Due

Chp. 4, 1st Scanning Exp.

(pg. 56-72)

 

Review Chp. 4 PPTs

 

Portfolio Review

 

Chp. 5, Body Systems,

(pg. 73 -94)

 

Review Chp. 5 PPTs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/31   Wed

 

Review: Chp. 2, 5, & 4

 

 

 

Be prepared for an interactive review of previous chapters

Pay particular attention to sonographic terms,

Read Chp. 6 (pg.95 - 128)

Wkb Chp. 6 (pg 35 - 68)Due 9/7

9/5   Mon

Labor Day Holiday

 

 

9/7   Wed

   Quiz Chp. 2, 5, & 4

Chp.6 – Anatomy Layering

 

 

 

Wkb Chp. 6   Due

 

Chp. 6 - Anatomy Layering

(pg. 95 - 128)

 

Review Chp. 6 – PPT

Discuss Research Assig. #1

     

 

 

 

     

 

Research Assignment #1 due 10/12

9/12   Mon

 

Chp. 6 – Anatomy Layering

Review

Chp. 6 - Anatomy Layering

(pg. 95 - 128)

    Review Chp. 6 – PPT

Read Chp. 15 (pg. 256 - 283)

 

Wkb Chp. 15 (pg. 173 - 202) Due 9/14

9/14   Wed

 

9/19   Mon

Quiz Chp. 6

Chp. 15 - Urinary

 

Chp. 15 – Urinary

Review

 

 

 

Wkb Chp. 15   Due

   Chp. 15 - Urinary

(pg. 256 - 283)

 

Review Chp. 15 PPT

 

     

     

Read Chp. 8 (pg. 143 - 158)

 

Wkb Chp. 8 (pg. 81 - 92) due 9/21

 

 

9/21   Wed

Quiz Chp. 15

 

Chp. 8 - Aorta

 

 

Wkb Chp. 8 Due

   Chp. 8 - Aorta

       (pg. 143 - 158)

 

Review Chp. 8 PPT

 

     

Read Chp. 9 (pg. 159 - 168)

Read Chp. 10 (pg. 169-179)

 

Wkb Chp. 9 (pg. 93 - 100)

 

Wkb Chp 10 (pg. 101- 111)due 9/26

 

9/26   Mon

Chp. 9 - Inferior Vena Cava

 

Chp. 10 - Portal Vein

   Wkb Chp. 9 & 10 Due

Chp. 9 - Inferior Vena Cava

(pg. 159 - 168)

 

Review Chp. 9 PPT

Chp. 10 – Portal Vein

(pg. 169-179)

 

Review Chp. 10 PPT

 

9/28   Wed

Chp. 10 - Portal Vein

 

Review

Chp. 10 – Portal Vein

(pg. 169-179)

 

Review Chp. 10 PPT

Read Chp. 13 (pg. 220 - 238)

 

Wkb Chp. 13 (pg. 137 - 150) due 10/3

10/3   Mon

Quiz Chp. 8, 9, 10

 

Chp. 13 - Gall Bladder

Wkb Chp. 13 Due

Chp. 13 - Gall Bladder

       (pg. 220 - 238)

 

Review Chp. 13 PPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/5

Wed

MIDTERM EXAM

Chp. 2,4,5,6,15,8,9,& 10

 

No lecture after exam

No change in lab

 

 

 

 

10/10

Mon

Chp. 13 - Gall Bladder

 

 

 

Review

Research Assignment # 1 due

Chp. 13 - Gall Bladder

(pg. 220 - 238)

 

Review Chp. 13 PPT

 

 

Read Chp. 12 (pg. 197 - 219)

 

Wkb Chp. 12 (pg. 123 - 135) due 10/17

 

10/12

Wed

Quiz Chp. 13

Chp. 12 - Liver

Wkb Chp. 12 Due

Chp. 12 - Liver

(pg. 197 - 219)

 

Review Chp. 12 PPT

 

 

Research Assignment #2 due 11/23

10/17

Mon

 

Chp. 12 - Liver

Chp. 12 – Liver

 

 

Review

Chp.12 - Liver

Chp.12 - Liver

 

Read Chp. 14 (pg 239 - 255)

 

Wkb Chp. 14 (pg. 151 -172) due 10/26

10/19

Wed

 

10/24

Mon

Quiz Chp. 12

Chp. 14 - Pancreas

Wkb Chp. 14 Due

Chp. 14 -Pancreas

(pg. 239 – 255)

 

Review Chp. 14 PPT

 

 

10/26

Wed

Chp. 14 Pancreas

 

Review

  Chp. 14 Pancreas

 

Read Chp. 16 (pg 284 - 295)

 

Wkb Chp. 16 (pg. 203 - 214) due 11/2

 

10/31

Mon

Quiz Chp. 14

Chp. 16 - Spleen a

 

Wkb Chp. 16 Due

Chp. 16 – Spleen

(pg. 284 - 295)

 

Review Chp. 16 PPT

 

 

11/2

Wed

Chp. 16 Spleen

 

Review Chp. 16

           Chp. 16 - Spleen

Read Chp. 17 (pg.296 - 313)    

 

Wkb Chp. 17 (pg. 215- 227) due 11/9

      

 

 

 

 

 

11/7

Mon

Quiz Chp. 16

Chp. 17 - Gastrointestinal

Wkb Chp. 17 Due

Chp. 17 - Gastrointestinal

(pg. 296 -313)

 

Review Chp. 17 PPT

Read Chp. 19 (pg.296 - 313)    

 

Wkb Chp. 19 (pg. 239- 289) due 11/16

 

                                                                              

11/9

Wed

Chp. 17 - Gastrointestinal

 

Chp. 17 - Gastrointestinal

(pg. 296 -313)

 

Review Chp. 17 PPT

 

 

 

 

 

11/14

Mon

Chp. 19 - Female pelvis

 

 

Wkb Chp. 19 Due

Chp. 19 - Female Pelvis

(pg.296 - 313)    

 

Review Chp. 19 PPT

 

 

 

 

 

      

11/16

Wed

Chp. 19 - Female pelvis

 

Chp. 19 - Female Pelvis

(pg.296 - 313)

 

Review Chp. 19 PPT

 

 

11/21

Mon

 

 

 

11/23

Wed

 

Chp. 19 - Female pelvis

 

 

 

Chp. 19 - Female pelvis

Review Chp. 17 & 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chp. 19 - Female Pelvis

(pg.296 - 313)

 

Review Chp. 19 PPT

 

 

Research Assign. 2 due

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/24 Th 11/25 Fr

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 

 

11/28

Mon

 

11/30

Wed

Quiz Chp. 17 & 19

REVIEW for Final

 

REVIEW for Final

 

REVIEW for Final

 

 

12/5

Mon

REVIEW for Final

 

 

QEP Project due

Lab Portfolio Due

REVIEW for Final

 

 

12/7

Wed

    FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

 

Lab Schedule

    Date

    Activity

                                   Comments

8/22 Mon

 

 

8/24 Wed

 

Classroom Lecture

 

Instead of starting in the Lab, we will need to cover some didactic material in the classroom. Then move to the lab.

Prepare for using the equipment

As noted above***chapter 2 – Knobology

Review of lab processes

 

8/29 Mon

8/31 Wed

US unit Intro

Faculty demo/ Start scanning

9/05 Mon

Labor   Day

 

9/07 Wed

9/12 Mon

 

College Closed

 

 

Kidneys

Kidneys

 

 

 

Faculty demo/start scanning

Faculty demo/ start scanning

9/14 Wed

9/19   Mon

9/21   Wed

9/26 Mon

 

Kid Assessment

Kid Assessment

Aorta/ IVC/ PV

Aorta/ IVC/ PV

 

Scanning

Scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning

9/28   Wed

 

10/03   Mon

 

10/05 Wed

 

10/10 Mon

 

Ao/ IVC/ PV Assessment

Ao/ IVC/ PV Assessment

GB

 

GB

Scanning

 

Scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning

 

Faculty demo/start scanning

 

 

10/12 Wed

10/17 Mon

GB Assessment

GB Assessment

Scanning

Scanning

10/19 Wed

10/24 Mon

 

10/26   Wed

 

10/31 Mon

 

Liver

Liver

 

Liver Assessment

 

Liver Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty demo/ start scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning

 

Scanning

 

Scanning

 

 

11/02   Wed

11/07   Mon

 

11/09   Wed

Pancreas/Spleen

Pancreas/Spleen

 

Panc /Spleen Assessment

Faculty demo/ start scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning

 

Scanning

11/14   Mon

 

 

11/16   Wed

 

 

 

11/21   Mon

Panc/Spleen Assessments

 

Final Timed Assessments

 

Final Timed Assessments

 

Scanning

 

 

RUQ scanning – timed assessments

 

 

RUQ scanning – timed assessments

11/23   Wed

 

 

11/28   Mon

 

 

11/30   Wed

 

 

12/05   Mon

 

 

Final Timed Assessments

 

Final Timed Assessments

 

Final Timed Assessments

 

Final Timed Assessments

 

RUQ scanning – timed assessments

 

 

 

RUQ scanning – timed assessments

 

 

RUQ scanning – timed assessments

 

 

RUQ scanning – timed assessments

***Please keep in mind that a Course Outline is truly a living document and subject to change*** All class members will always be informed of any changes 

Additional Items


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.
PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
PHYS 1303    Intro to Physics
BIOL 2401     BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
HITT 1305     Medical Terminology
TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READINGS:
A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer. 

 Sonography : Introduction to Normal Structure and Function
3rd Edition: Saunders, 2011 by Reva Curry and Betty Tempkin Bates
ISBN-978-1-4160-5556-3

 Internet Access for current medical news
 Registration to www. Sonoworld.com

 

COURSE CONTENT:
Course Content will prepare student for the study of normal abdominal anatomy and physiology as it relates to Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In addition, student will be introduced to sonographic scanning techniques, equipment usage and Sonographic examination protocols.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The statement of student learning outcomes is designed to bring awareness of what the student will be learning and what skills the student should be able to demonstrate by way of the acquired knowledge.
This course’s SLO are in collaboration with the Program’s and the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate the following Student Learning Outcomes:
1.    Demonstrate the ability to identify normal abdominal and pelvic structures in sonographic images.
2.    Explain the physiology of abdominal and pelvic organs .
3.    Demonstrate the appropriate scanning techniques using standard protocol guidelines
4.    Demonstrate proper use of the appropriate transducer for the area of interest.


PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:
At the successful completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate these specific  Performance Objectives:
1. Perform entry level sonographic examinations utilizing appropriate equipment settings within ALARA standards.
2. Recognize normal and abnormal abdominal structures.
3. Be able to explain disease processes, and the correlation between lab values, patient clinical presentations and the resulting sonographic images.


Institutional Policies


STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Attendance:

Effective Spring Term 2010, student absences will be recorded from the first day the class meets. Regular and punctual attendance in all classes and laboratories, day and evening, is required. Students who are absent for any reason should always consult with their instructors. Course syllabi must provide specific information regarding attendance, including, for courses involving the internet, online activity that constitutes “attendance.” Also, both tardiness and early departure from class may be considered forms of absenteeism. In all cases, students will be held responsible for completion of course requirements covered in their absence.

Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to drop a course for nonattendance. Course instructors establish policy with regard to attendance in their respective syllabi and may drop a student for excessive absences. Absences are considered excessive when more than 12.5 percent of the total contact hours of instruction in a semester, including lecture and lab, are missed. For example, in a three-credit-hour lecture class, students may be dropped after more than six contact hours of absences. In a four-credit-hour lecture/lab class, students may be dropped after more than eight contact hours of absences. Absences are counted regardless of whether they occur consecutively.

In special programs with additional accreditation or certification standards, additional attendance requirements may be enforced but faculty must clearly explain these policies in their syllabi. Students who stop attending class for any reason should contact the instructor and the college registrar to officially withdraw from the class. Students may be required to consult with an advisor or designee before dropping.

Failure to officially withdraw may result in a failing grade for the course. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw officially from a class by submitting a completed Withdrawal Form to the Admissions and Records Office.

B. Early Alert and Intervention

Alamo College instructors care about students’ success in every course.  During the semester, students may receive alert emails through the ACES account regarding their progress and ultimate success in a course.  Upon receipt of the email, students are to contact the course instructor to discuss specific tasks or actions to improve success in this course.  In addition, students will also need to meet with their Certified Advisor.  Discussions with faculty and Certified Advisors allows the student to identify actions that will help to successfully complete course requirements at Alamo Colleges.

C. Student Responsibility for Success (Alamo Colleges Policy F.6.2):

As members of the Alamo Colleges learning community, students, faculty, staff and administrators all share the responsibility to create an atmosphere where knowledge, integrity, truth, and academic honesty are valued and expected. A clear acknowledgment of the mutual obligations of all members of the academic community emphasizes this implicit partnership in fostering the conditions necessary for student success.

In this relationship, the Alamo Colleges provides institutional policies, procedures, and opportunities to facilitate student learning that encourage interaction, involvement and responsible participation. Inherent in the academic climate is the expectation that students will assume responsibility for contributing to their own development and learning. Academic success is directly tied to the effort students put into their studies, the degree to which they interact with faculty and peers, and the extent to which students integrate into the campus life.

1. Engagement

  1. Create connections and build relationships with faculty, staff and students (visit during office hours, join clubs and organizations, participate in student activities, etc.);
  2. Stay informed of policies, procedures, deadlines and events for academic and co-curricular activities;
  3. Complete all requirements for admission, registration, and payment by deadlines;
  4. Apply for financial assistance, if needed, complying with all federal, state and local regulations and procedures;
  5. Meet all federal, state and local health care regulations.

2. Communication

  1. Seek guidance from faculty, advisors or counselors for questions and concerns in regards to degree plans, major selection, academic status, grades, and issues impacting college success;
  2. Develop a peer support system to identify student contacts for questions, group assignments, etc. regarding academic and co-curricular activities;
  3. Communicate with College personnel promptly regarding academic or co-curricular concerns and assistance requests;
  4. Carefully consider the information provided by College personnel and make decisions using that information;
  5. Check the Alamo Colleges’ Web Services regularly for emails, holds, student records, financial aid status and announcements;
  6. Submit disability documentation if seeking services and request academic accommodations in advance of each semester.

3. Academic Success

  1. Complete courses with passing grades and maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA) status;
  2. Read and follow all syllabi;
  3. Purchase textbooks and required supplies in a timely manner;
  4. Attend classes regularly and on time, with as few absences, late arrivals, and early exits as possible;
  5. Arrive to class with all needed materials and completed assignments for that class period;
  6. Be attentive in class and actively participate as appropriate;
  7. Devote sufficient time for studying;
  8. Ensure integrity in all aspects of academic and career development;
  9. Accurately represent one’s own work and that of others used in creating academic assignments. Use information ethically and exercise appropriate caution to avoid plagiarism on all assignments;
  10. Notify faculty in advance or as soon as possible about absences and provide documentation as appropriate;
  11. Consult faculty members in advance when unable to complete projects, assignments, or take examinations as scheduled.

4. Self-Responsibility and Responsibility to Others

  1. Maintain accurate and complete degree/certificate major selection and contact information including name, address, phone number and emergency contact;
  2. Balance personal obligations and educational pursuits. Work with a counselor / advisor to design a realistic schedule that dedicates adequate effort to be successful in college studies;
  3. Know and follow the regulations and guidelines outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook;
  4. Maintain respectful and appropriate behavior within and outside the classroom;
  5. Ask for help when needed. Use all available resources and facilities provided by the College to enhance the learning experience;
  6. Attend scheduled advising sessions, tutorials, and other appointments. Cancel or reschedule only with good reasons as early as possible;
  7. Arrive prepared for tutorial sessions, bringing all needed materials (books, syllabi, rough drafts, calculators, assignment sheets, etc.).

D.  Textbook Availability

A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS:

While other exams are given at the discretion of the instructor, a final assessment is given at the end of each semester for each course. The Final Exam Schedule changes with each term and differs from normal class meeting dates and times. See the Final Exam Schedule in the Catalog/Schedule of Classes in the left hand navigation bar.

A student who must be absent from a final evaluation should petition that instructor for permission to postpone the evaluation. A student absent without permission from a final evaluation is graded "0" on the exam.

Incomplete Grades.  The conditional grade of “I” may be issued to a student having a passing average on all completed coursework but for a justified reason, such as illness or death in the family or by providential hindrance, has been prevented from taking the final examination or completing other required coursework. The “I” becomes an “F” in one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the end of the term unless the student completes the balance of the coursework with a performance grade of “D” or higher. Re-enrollment in the course will not resolve the “I.”  The student and faculty must fill out an Incomplete Contract, clearly defining the work remaining to be finished.

College Policies


St. Philip’s College Mission Statement 

St. Philip's College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college whose mission is to empower our diverse student population through personal educational growth, ethical decision-making, career readiness, and community leadership. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St.Philip's College is a vital facet of the community, responding to the needs of apopulation rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip's College creates an environment fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement while expanding its commitment to opportunity and access.

The college fulfills its mission by offering:

1) General courses in arts and sciences leading to an associate degree.

2) Transfer education for students desiring to attend senior institutions.

3) Developmental courses that improve the basic skills of students whose academic foundations require strengthening.

4) Applied Science and technical programs leading to an associate degree or certificate designed to prepare students for employment and/or to update crucial skills.

5) Workforce and Career development training programs for business, industryand government.

6) Continuing education programs for occupational and educational enrichment or certification.

7) Counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their educational and professional goals.

8) Educational support services including library services, tutoring, open usecomputer labs and writing center.

9) Services and appropriate accommodations for special populations, to include adult literacy and distance education.

10) Quality social, cultural, and intellectual enrichment experiences for the community.

11) Opportunities for participation in community service and economic development projects.


St. Philip’s College Quality Enhancement Plan: Ethical Decision Making

St. Philip's College is committed to quality education, as such the focus of the 2016 Quality Enhancement Plan is ethical decision-making which is the ability to connect values and choices to actions and consequences.

QEP Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Values: Students gain skills to assess their own values.
    • Ethical Issues: Students identify and are knowledgeable of ethical issues.
    • Perspectives: Students analyze various ethical perspectives.

 For more information on the Quality Enhancement Plan,

click HERE https://www.alamo.edu/spc/qep/

get_file?file_id=10635.

 

Policies for St. Philip's College:

A. All of the Alamo Colleges are tobacco free.

B. Alamo Colleges DPS Emergency Phone Numbers:

Emergency Phone (210) 485-0911

General Phone (210) 485-0099

Weather Phone (210) 485-0189 (For information on college closures)

C. Disability Access Statement – In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to self-identify with the campus Disability Support Services office. Only those students with appropriate documentation will receive a letter of accommodation from the Disability Support Services office. Instructors are required to follow only those accommodation and/or services outlined in the letter of accommodation. For further information, please contact the Disability Support Services office at (210) 486-2295 / (210) 486-2199 or SWC (210) 486-7175 or visit the office located:

MLK Campus – Located at the Sutton Learning Center, Ste. 102

SWC – Located in the LIFEspace office, Bldg. 1, A-135

Web - http://www.alamo.edu/spc/disabilityservices/

If you have specific needs, please discuss them privately with your instructor.

D. Mandatory Student Training for Online Classes:

**Note** If you are new to online classes, it is MANDATORY to take the Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001, CRN #18893 or 20359. This course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start. Register for the free, self-paced OLRN course the same way as any other course. See www.alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning or call (210) 486-2239 for more information