Division of Science and
|Professor:||Dr. Elaine Cox|
|Associate Professors:||Bob Boykin
Laura Bryant (Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program)
Kim Cox (Clinical Coordinator, Physical Therapist Assistant Program)
Dr. Vernon Leggett
Charles Reed (Academic Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy)
Al Smith (Program Director, Surgical Technology Program)
Pam Tully (Program Director, Phlebotomy Program)
Constance Winter (Program Director, Medical Assistant Program)
|Assistant Professors:||Judith Coston
Barbara Custer (Program Director, OT)
Wendy McGee (Coordinator, EKG Program)
Terri Mundy (Program Director, Pharmacy Technician Program)
Dr. Stephenie Nix-Alexander
Dr. Paula Rhoades (Program Director, Dietary Management Program)
Charlotte Ware (Program Director, Medical Office Specialist Program)
Juanita Wheeler (Program Coordinator, EMT Paramedic Program)
The Division of Science and Allied Health offers 18 programs: 6 associate degrees, 3 certificates of technical studies, 2 technical diplomas, and 7 technical competency areas.
|Associate degrees:||General Science - Allied Health
General Science - Natural Sciences
Physical Therapist Assistant
|Certificate of Technical Studies:||Pharmacy Technician
|Technical Diploma:||Medical Office Specialist (Coding/Transcription)
|Technical Competency Areas:||Biotechnology
Medical Unit Coordinator
The mission of the Division of Science and Allied Health is to provide quality educational opportunities in science and allied health through excellent classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction, and to provide service to the citizens of Northwest Louisiana.
Associate of Applied Science in EMT Paramedic
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoA-EMSP)/Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of The American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350.
Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician, Certificate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician, and Technical Competency Area in Pharmacy Technician
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy, Certificate of Technical Studies in Respiratory Therapy
Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)/Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS): 8410 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415; (773) 714-8880; www.naacls.org.
Technical Diploma in Surgical Technology
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)/Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Technical Competency Area in Dietary Management
Certifying Board for Dietary Managers
The following programs offered by the Division of Science and Allied Health include a clinical component or clinical classes:
Admission to the clinical component is restricted to students who have completed all qualification courses with a C or higher, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 (2.500 for PTA and RSTH), submit a completed program application packet by the published deadline, and meet all other specific program requirements. (See program specific requirements in each degree section for additional information).
Admission to the clinical classes is competitive and dependent upon availability of clinical sites, local employment statistics, and established faculty to student ratios. The Division of Science and Allied Health strives to administer the selection process fairly and consistently.
Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran's status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
All clinical programs have established "Essential Requirements," which identify occupational specific technical standards required of students in the program. Students are strongly encouraged to review the Essential Requirements for the clinical program prior to application. The request for any necessary accommodations must be submitted with the clinical application. This document will be released to the clinical sites at the time of placement and student should be aware that some clinical affiliates may deny placement to students who are not able to meet these requirements. A copy of these essential requirements is included in the application packet, is available from the program director, and on the BPCC website.
Depending on the program and the assigned clinical sites, the student may be required to submit the following upon selection into the clinical component:
A clinical fee is charged in addition to regular tuition for each clinical program. This fee is required each semester that a student is scheduled in clinical classes. The fees are listed in the BPCC Academic Bulletin.
It is the responsibility of each student to become familiar with the rules and regulations outlined in the Code of Conduct of Bossier Parish Community College. In addition, each student selected for the clinical program will be responsible for reading and abiding by the academic and conduct policies established by the program and those of the clinical affiliation sites to which he/she is assigned. All clinical students must adhere to the substance abuse policies of the College, program, and clinical affiliates. Programs require drug screens and criminal background checks for participation. Further details may be found in the BPCC Student Handbook, BPCC Catalog, and the Clinical Policies Handbook, which is issued to the clinical class of students at the beginning of the first clinical semester. Violations of academic or conduct policies of the College, program, or clinical affiliate can result in immediate dismissal from the program.
Upon acceptance into a clinical program, each student will be required to sign an Authority to Release Drug and/or Alcohol Testing Records release form. Drug testing can be performed randomly, selectively or as a group. Refusal of the clinical student to submit to a drug test or a positive drug screen indicating alcohol or drug use will result in the student’s immediate dismissal from the program.
A student who has been dismissed from a program for a positive drug screen indicating alcohol or drug use may reapply to the program from which he/she was dismissed or to another clinical program after a period of one year with the understanding that the positive drug screen will remain on his/her record. Should a student have another positive drug screen, the student will be dismissed from the program immediately and shall not be permitted to apply to any Bossier Parish Community College allied health program.
Upon acceptance into a clinical program, each student will be required to sign a Consent/Release for a background check. This screening process is to ensure the student is not included on the OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities, GSA List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-Procurement Programs, clear of a criminal history, and that the student meets all clinical training site or regulatory agency requirements. Additional types of background checks may be performed per the request of the clinical affiliate, such as National Registry of Sex Offenders. Due to the inability of a program to place a student with findings from these searches, the student may be immediately dismissed from the program.
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