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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

96 Southside Virginia

96 Southside Virginia Community College INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Certificate Purpose: The Information Systems Technology certificate program introduces students to several Information Technology (IT) sectors such as hardware, software, networking, and repair/troubleshooting. This curriculum is designed to introduce the student to these topics through short-term training and to serve as a foundation for further study in the Information Systems Technology degree program. Occupational Objectives: The program provides practical IT knowledge for office and technical personnel. Graduates of this curriculum may either continue their education in the two-year IST program or seek jobs as trainees in various office and business positions. In some cases, graduates will be able to immediately fill positions. In others, they will require additional education, training, or industry certification to fill job roles. Program Description: The certificate program may serve as a foundation for the two-year AAS Degree curriculum; the thirty-four credits are more than adequate to meet the first year requirements of the two-year program. The program offers students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with some of the software currently in use on desktop computers. It introduces them to several application software packages as well as operating systems, networking, and personal computer hardware repair and troubleshooting. The curriculum also includes general education courses as well as electives. Hardware and software are updated frequently in order to provide students with current knowledge as they enter the job market. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER ITN 107 PC Hardware and Troubleshooting 3 0 3 ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 OR ENG 137 Communication Processes I MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 0 3 AST 114 Keyboarding for Information Processing 0 2 1 HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 1 0 1 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 Total 17 2 18 SECOND SEMESTER ITE EEE IT Elective (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) 3 0 3 ITE EEE IT Elective (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) 3 0 3 ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 OR ENG 138 Communication Process II OR ENG or CST Elective ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3 OR ITE 150 Desktop Database Software ITN EEE Networking or Operating System Elective 3 0 3 HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 1 0 1 Total 16 0 16 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 34 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science electives.

Programs of Study 97 NURSING, PRACTICAL (Christanna Campus and Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (South Boston) Award: Certificate Length: Forty-nine credit hour program Purpose: The practical nursing program at Southside Virginia Community College supports the mission, values and goals of the college and seeks to provide diverse learning opportunities to prepare students to fulfill the role of a practical nurse, while promoting personal development, accountability, and lifelong learning. Program Philosophy The practical nursing faculty believe nursing is an art and a science that demonstrates the art of integrating and assimilating knowledge, skills, and attitudes in providing patient-centered care across the lifespan in diverse populations. The organizational framework for the practical nursing program encompasses five core values: Patient-Centered Care, Professional Identity, Nursing Judgment, Collaboration, and Safe and Effective Care. Patient-Centered Care Advocate collectively and collaboratively for the patient and family and recognize the value of coordinated care based upon respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. Patient-centered caring behaviors are nurturing, protective, and compassionate. These behaviors enable the nurse to care effectively for patients across the lifespan and in diverse populations. Professional Identity Conduct oneself in a way that reflects integrity, responsibility, and ethical practice. The nurse recognizes how one’s personal strengths and values contribute to their profession, patient care, and the health care team. Active participation in lifelong learning instills pride and self-fulfillment found in being a nurse. Nursing Judgment Seek to provide a rationale for judgments used in providing safe and quality care to patients and families across the lifespan. The nurse must integrate critical thinking and clinical judgment by evaluating, identifying, and interpreting clinical data which contributes to the interdisciplinary plan of care for the patient. Collaboration Function effectively within nursing and the inter-disciplinary teams. Recognizing the keys to collaboration include open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making. These keys assist in providing quality patient care. Collaboration creates a spirit of inquiry that seeks to understand the basis for nursing actions with respect to evidence based practice, patient preference, and the culture of the healthcare environment. Safe and Effective Care Incorporate technology and standardized procedures that support safe and quality care. Recognize that standards of care form the basis of safe and effective care in the healthcare environment. Reporting of errors and near misses is integral to the practice of providing safe and effective care. In collaboration with the patient, family, and health care team the practical nurse uses patient teaching as an opportunity to foster active participation by the patient and family in the plan of care. New Graduate Outcomes After completion of the practical nursing program the new graduate will be able to: Patient-Centered Care Advocate for patients and families in a variety of health care settings to promote active involvement in health care decisions. Professional Identity Adhere to the standards of practice, demonstrate caring for others, be accountable for his/her own actions and behaviors, and practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks. Nursing Judgment As a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, the practical nurse will make effective clinical decisions by incorporating evidence based practice and critical thinking in the nursing process. Collaboration Participate in the coordination of care with nursing and the interdisciplinary team. Foster open communication and collaboration that encourages a spirit of inquiry and values evidence based practice. Safe and Effective Care Provide safe and effective care with an emphasis on quality by utilizing technology and standards of care for diverse patients across the lifespan.