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St. Philip's College · - · DMSO-Diagnostic Med Sonography

Abdominopelvic Sonography

  • Full Term Fall 2018
  • Section 006.37385
  • 4-3-3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/15/2018
  • Modified 01/07/2019

Meeting Times

Lectures:  Monday and Wednesday   8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

         Lab:  Monday  9:30 AM - 12:20 PM Section 001

                 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:20 PM Section 002

Contact Information

Instructor: Mrs. Erika D. Haskins MBA, ARDMS


Contact by Phone or Email

Monday and Wednesday  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM






Internet Access for current medical news

Registration to www.

External Portable Hardrive

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: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Edition: 4th
  • ISBN: ISBN-978-0-323-32284-3
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore

Workbook and Manual for Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function

  • Author: Reva Arnez Curry and Betty Bates Tempkin
  • Publisher: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Edition: 4th Revised Reprint
  • ISBN: ISBN-978-0-323-54523-5
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore


Detailed study of the pelvis and obstetrics/gynecology as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.


DMSO 1441 

INRW 0420

MATH 0320


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.


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.


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:
Participation                                    10%
Assignments (Lecture)                    15%
Chp.Quizzes                                    10%
Mid Term Exam (Lab/Lecture)          20%
Final Exam (Lab/Lecture)                 20%   

Lab                                                    25%                              

Course Policies

Classroom Ethics Agreement

Healthcare Science and Early Childhood Department
Classroom Ethics Agreement


  1. I have received, read, and understand my course syllabus for this course, including attendance policy.
  2. I understand failure to sign an attendance sheet or login in to my course weekly (online courses) at the appropriate time and date results in me being marked absent.
  3. I verify that my instructor has requested I meet with him/her should I have concerns about the conduct of the course. If that meeting does not resolve my concerns, then my instructor will recommend i meet with the department’s chairperson.
  4. I understand that my instructor expects respect from everyone on the classroom/lab/clinical at all times. This includes rules about sleeping, inappropriate talking, rudeness, doing homework, answering cell phones, and any disruptive behavior as defined by each instructor, etc.
  5. I understand it is my responsibility to take the online content assignments by the due dates.
  6. I understand it is my responsibility to complete all assignments on time and that there are penalties for late assignments (if allowed) at the instructor’s discretion.
  7. I agree that if I don’t understand an assignment or course content it is my responsibility to ask for clarification.
  8. I understand my instructor’s policy about being tardy and the consequences of not following his/her policy.
  9. I understand the ramifications for missing a scheduled course deadline.
  10. I understand that should I miss class it is my responsibility to get any handouts, etc.
  11. I understand it is my responsibility to check email daily or weekly depending on my instructor’s guidelines.
  12. I understand it is my responsibility to follow directions and that failure to do so may result in loss of points, according to my course syllabus.
  13. I understand I am to communicate with my instructor via my ACES email account.
  14. I understand that I may not be allowed to enter class/lab/clinical once class begins (based on instructor guidelines).
  15. I understand that plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated and has consequences as provided in the Student Code of Conduct.
  16. I understand that cell phones must be turned off or turned to silence/vibrate during class and that each instructor may, at his/her discretion enforce a consequence for any cell phone ringing, or texting during class time.
  17. I understand that all electronic devices must be turned off during class time, and that each instructor may, at his/her discretion, enforce a consequence for any unauthorized use during class time.
  18. I read, understand, and agree to abide by the St. Philip’s College Student Handbook and guidelines for classroom ethics.
  19. I understand that each instructor may add additional rules in writing to this department document.
  20. I understand that failure to sign this document does not exclude me from its requirements.

Student Signature: ______________________ Date: _________________

Course:__________________ Name of Instructor: ___________________







8/27  Mon




Review  Syllabus


Review DMSO & Student



Group “Icebreaker”


Learning Styles Profile




Read  Chp. 2 (pg 8-17)

Wkb Chp. 2 (pg 5-8) 



Read Chp. 5 (pg 28-47)

Wkb Chp. 5 (pg 13-14 )

Due 8/29



8/29  Wed


Knobology  -  Chp. 2


Interdependent Body Systems – Chp. 5

      Wkb Chp. 2 & 5  Due

Chp. 2, Knobology

 (pg 8-17)

 Review Ch. 2 PPTs/Videos


Chp 5. Interdependent Body Systems (pg. 28-47)

Review Chp. 5 PPTs/videos


Read Chp. 6 (pg.48 - 80)

Wkb Chp. 6 (pg 15 - 38)


Read Chp. 7 (81-124)

Wkb Chp. 7 (pg 39-54)

Due 9/5

Pay particular attention to sonographic terms

9/3  Mon


Labor Day Holiday







9/5  Wed





9/10   Mon

Layering & Sectional Anatomy, – Chp. 6





First Scanning Experience- Chp. 7


Introduction to 3D/4D Technology




     Wkb Chp. 6 & 7 Due

Chp. 6, Anatomy Layering and Sectional  

(pg. 48-80)

   Review Chp. 6 – PPTs/Videos


 Chp. 7, First Scanning  


            (pg. 81-124)

Review Chp. 7 – PPTs/Videos

Introduction to 3D/4D Technology Video


Read Chp. 4 (pg 23 –27)

Wkb Chp. 4 (pg 11-12)

Due 9/12


Read Chp. 9 (pg. 141-156)

Wkb Chp. 9 (pg. 63-64)

Due 9/17




9/12   Wed






9/17   Mon


Quiz Chp. 2, 5.6 & 7


Ergonomics & Safety- Chp 4





Introduction to Laboratory Values-Chp 9

Wkb Chp. 4 Due

Chp. 4, Ergonomics & Safety

(pg. 23 -27)

Review Chp. 4 PPTs/Videos


Ergonomics Group Assignment


Wkb Chp. 9 Due

Chp. 9, Introduction to Laboratory Values

(pg. 141-156)


Review Chp. 9 PPTs/Videos



Ergonomics Group Assignment Due 10/17



Read Chp. 17(pg. 266 - 294)


Wkb  Chp. 17 (pg. 134 - 153) Due 9/19






9/19   Wed



Urinary & Adrenal Systems- Chp.17




Wkb Chp. 17  Due


Chp. 17 – Urinary/Adrenal Systems

(pg. 266 - 294)


Review Chp. 17 – PPTs/Videos



Read Chp. 10 (pg. 157 - 171)


Wkb  Chp. 10 (pg. 65 - 72) Due 9/24



9/24   Mon

Quiz  Chp. 9 & 17


 Abdominal Aorta- Chp. 10

Wkb Chp. 10  Due

   Chp. 10 – Abdominal Aorta

(pg. 157 - 171)


Review Chp. 10




Read Chp. 11 (pg. 172 - 180)

Read Chp. 12 (pg. 181-191)


Wkb  Chp. 11 (pg. 73 – 80)


Wkb Chp 12 (pg. 81-90) Due 9/26



9/26   Wed




10/1    Mon




Inferior Vena Cava- Chp 11


Portal Venous System- Chp. 12



Wkb Chp. 11 & 12  Due

Chp. 11 - IVC

(pg. 172 - 180)

Review Chp. 11 PPTs/Videos


Chp. 12 – Portal Venous System (pg. 181 – 191)

Review Chp. 12 PPTs/Videos





Read Chp. 15 (pg. 228-248)


Wkb Chp. 15 (pg. 109-118)

Due 10/3


10/3   Wed


Quiz Chp. 10,11, & 12


The Biliary System- Chp. 15






Wkb Chp. 15  Due

Chp. 15-The Biliary System

(pg 228-248)


Review Chp. 15  PPTs/Videos


Read Chp. 14 (pg. 206 – 227)

Pay attention and study

Reference Charts on pg

226 & 227


Wkb Chp. 14 (pg 97 -108).

Due 10/8



10/8   Mon




10/10   Wed





The Liver- Chp 14


Wkb Chp. 14 Due

Chp. 14- The Liver

(pg. 206-227)



Review Chp. 14 PPTs/Videos






Study for Midterm Exam


Complete Ergonomics Group Assignment


10/15   Mon

    Quiz Chp. 14 & 15


Review for Midterm


Overview of Chapters




Study for Midterm Exam


10/17  Wed










Ergonomic Group






10/22   Mon




10/24  Wed



   Exam Evaluaion   





Ergonomic Group




Select Research Assignment

Read Chp. 16 (pg. 249 - 265)

Pay attention and study

Tables & Reference

Charts on pg 250,

254,255 & 265



Wkb Chp. 16  (pg. 119 - 133) Due 10/29


Research Assignment

Due 11/21


10/29   Mon




10/31  Wed





The Pancreas-Chp. 16




Wkb Chp. 16  Due


Chp. 16-The Pancreas

(pg. 249-265)


Review Chp. 16 PPTs/Videos                                                                                                                     




Read Chp. 18 (pg. 295 – 306)


Pay attention and study

Tables & Reference

Charts on pg 295 & 306


Wkb Chp. 18  (pg. 154 - 160) Due 11/5



11/5   Mon


11/7   Wed

   Quiz Chp. 16



The Spleen-Chp. 18



Wkb. Chp. 18 Due


Chp. 18  - The Spleen

(pg. 295 - 238)


Review Chp. 18 PPTs/Videos


Read Chp. 19 (pg.307 - 332)    


Wkb Chp. 19 (pg. 162- 170) Due 11/12



11/12  Mon



11/14  Wed

 Quiz Chp. 18




The Gastrointestinal System-Chp. 19

Wkb. Chp. 19 Due


Chp. 19 – The Gastrointestinal System     (pg. 307-332)

Review Chp. 19 PPTs/Videos

Read Chp 20 (pg. 333 – 340)


Wkb. Chp. 20 (pg. 171 – 176)  Due 11/19

11/19  Mon



11/21  Wed

Quiz Chp. 19

The Male Pelvis-Chp. 20

Wkb. Chp 20 Due


Chp. 20-The Male Pelvis (pg. 333-340)

Review Chp. 20 PPTs/Videos


Research Assginment Due


Case Study Selections

Read Chp. 21 (pg. 341-391)

Pay attention and study

Tables, Diagrams &

Reference Charts on pg 342, 350, 352,354, 356, 363,388, & 391.


Wkb. Chp. 21 (pg. 177-219) Due 11/26

Case Studies Due 12/5


11/22 Th -11/23  Fr






11/26  Mon




11/28  Wed



The Female Pelvis-Chp 21

Wkb. Chp 21 Due

Chp. 21- The Female Pelvis (pg.341 – 391)

Review Chp 21 PPTs/Video



Study for Final Exam


Case Study


12/3  Mon





The Female Pelvis-Chp 21


Chp. 21- The Female Pelvis (pg.341 – 391)


Review Chp 21 PPTs/Video




Study for Final Exam


Case Study


12/5  Wed



Quiz Chp. 16,18,19,20,21


Review for Final

      Case Studies Due

    Overview of Chapters

16,18,19,20 & 21



Study for Final Exam

12/10  Mon




Review for Final



     Overview of Chapters

16,18,19,20 & 21




Study for Final Exam

12/12 Wed






Lab Portfolio Due





Lab Schedule




8/27  Mon



8/29 Wed


Classroom Lecture



US Unit Intro

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


9/3  Mon

Labor Day


9/5 Wed

College Closed



Faculty demo/ Start scanning

9/10 Mon


9/12  Wed


9/17  Mon








Faculty demo/ Start scanning  Guest Specialist TBD






9/19  Wed

9/24   Mon

9/26   Wed

10/1  Mon


Kid Assessment

Kid Assessment

Aorta/  IVC/ PV

Aorta/ IVC/  PV





Faculty demo/start scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning


10/3   Wed


10/8   Mon


10/10  Wed



10/15  Mon 


Ao/ IVC/ PV 


Ao/ IVC/ PV 


Ao/ IVC/ PV  Assessment


Ao/ IVC/ PV  Assessment












10/17  Wed

10/22  Mon


GB /Liver


Faculty demo/ start scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning


 10/24   Wed

 10/29  Mon


 10/31   Wed


 11/5   Mon





GB/Liver Assessment


GB/Liver Assessment













11/7     Wed

11/12    Mon


11/14   Wed




Panc /Spleen

Faculty demo/ start scanning

Faculty demo/start scanning



11/19   Mon



11/21    Wed




 11/26  Mon



Panc/Spleen Assessments




Panc/Spleen Assessments












11/28  Wed



12/3   Mon



12/5   Wed



12/10   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

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.

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


A. Attendance:

Student absences will be recorded from the first day the class meets, and beginning Fall 2014, students who do not attend the first scheduled class meeting or contact the instructor will be dropped. Students should verify the drop is completed.

For fully online courses, an attendance verification activity is assigned and must be completed by the 3rd class day.

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 may drop a student for excessive absences or for online classes non-participation as defined by assigned work not being turned in during the course of a week. 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 as soon as possible. To officially withdraw from the class, a withdrawal request must be submitted in ACES via the “student course withdrawal” link. Contact your instructor, advisor, or the Admissions and Records office if guidance is needed.

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 “student course withdrawal” request in ACES.

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 the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District.

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

As members of the Alamo Colleges District 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 District 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 District’s 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.

E. Licensed Concealed Campus Carry

No open carry of firearms is allowed on all property owned, controlled, or leased by the College District, including vehicles operated by the Alamo Colleges District. Concealed carry of a handgun by persons licensed to carry may not be restricted except in locations signed as prohibited areas.

  • Special testing locations requiring a complete surrender of personal effects during testing will be signed as prohibited areas. 
  • Persons may be required to place their purse, backpack or briefcase away from their person, but within their view during tests at the direction of their instructor or test administrator.
  • License holders carrying on campus intending to access prohibited areas must leave their weapons locked in their vehicles.  College lockers are not authorized for storage of handguns by license holders.

Disciplinary Sanctions

Open carry, intentional display, unlicensed carry, and carry in spite of signed prohibition are subject to employee and student discipline, as well as possible prosecution. Unintentional display of a weapon by a license holder must be avoided.  Police will exercise their enforcement discretion. 

If you see a person openly carrying or deliberately displaying a firearm:

  • Call the Alamo Colleges District Police 210-485-0911
  • Do not confront the person or ask if the person has a permit

F. Title IX policy

Information and policy regarding Title IX, Civil Rights Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation can be found in Board Policy H.1.2.



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 Priorities

How can I create My Mission Statement?

A Personal Mission Statement is critical to your success as a student at St. Philip's College. The development of your mission statement will assist you in identifying your skills, abilities, and interests and how they relate to your values and principles toward the career you wish to pursue.

Once completed schedule your appointment with your advisor via your ACES portal.

Take a peek at the attachment to better assist you in the creation of your mission statement.

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 a population 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, industry and 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 FOCUS STATEMENT: Ethical Decision–Making is the ability to connect values and choices to actions and consequences.

QEP GOAL: Students engage in specific measurable academic activities to enhance their ethical decision–making skill

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.


  1. Stop and think to determine the facts.
  2. Identify options.
  3. Consider consequences for yourself and others.
  4. Make an ethical choice and take appropriate action.


 For more information on the Quality Enhancement Plan,

Click HERE



Policies for St. Philip's College:

A. All of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are tobacco free.

B. Alamo Colleges District 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 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 Services office at (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, ITC A-135

Web -

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, you are REQUIRED to take the St. Philip’s College Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001. The free, self-paced, online course will familiarize you with Canvas and will provide helpful tips on being a successful online learner. Register for the OLRN course the same way as any other course. See or call 210-486-2239 for more information.