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Chemical Dependency Studies

This program is designed for those already working with alcoholism and drug abuse, those aspiring to become chemical dependency professionals, and those who desire this education to enhance other areas of human services such as educators, social workers, school counselors and mental health workers.

Graduates of the WVC Chemical Dependency Studies program will:

  • Demonstrate effective communication. 
  • Successfully complete all academic requirements. 
  • Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the community. 

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program prepares you to support health-care professionals in a variety of health-care settings. The medical assistant performs duties in both direct patient care and administrative procedures.

 Graduates of the WVC Medical Assistant program will:

  • Demonstrate caring and respectful communication as a medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate competence in administrative duties as a medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate competence in clinical duties as a medical assistant.
  • Practice medical assisting collaboratively.
  • Obtain employment in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Incorporate critical thinking in practice as a medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate standard safety and emergency practices and procedures as a   medical assistant.
  • Display professionalism in their appearance, job performance, and ability to work as team members.
  • Provide patient education and current community resource information.
  • Practice medical assisting according to AAMA Code of Ethics.

Medical Lab Technology

Laboratory professionals work as part of a medical team to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury, and to promote the health and well-being of patients.  The program strives to prepare graduates for careers in medical laboratories. 

Graduates of the WVC Medical Laboratory Technology program will be able to:

  • Provide safe, competent, accurate and timely testing and reporting for all patients.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards consistent with state, federal, and deemed-status organization guidelines.
  • Perform venipuncture and other required specimen collection with maximum efficiency and minimum discomfort to the patient.
  • Demonstrate competency in organizational skills, such as problem solving, prioritizing, multi-tasking and goal-setting.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate essential computer skills required for successful job performance in the medical laboratory field
  • Accept accountability for one’s work and actions within the ethical and legal guidelines pertaining to medical laboratory science.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate professional attitude and respect toward patients, staff, and the career itself.
  • Meet the eligibility requirements necessary to take the available certification exams.
  •  Build a foundation upon which the graduate may continue education and professional development.

Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares students who are highly educated, technically advanced, competent and caring individuals to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings.  Graduates of the program are eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Graduates of the WVC Nursing program will be able to:

 

Level 1 Outcome (Certificate)

Level 2 Outcome (Associate  Degree)

Patient Centered Care

Practice nursing that is patient centered, caring, culturally sensitive, and based on the physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients.

Practice nursing that is patient centered, caring, culturally sensitive, and based on the physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Collaborate as a member of the health care team to promote continuity of patient care.

Collaborate with members of the health care team to promote continuity of patient care.

Evidence Based Practice

Use current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.

Use research as a basis for evidence based nursing practice and clinical judgment.

Quality

Improvement

Promote improvement by participating in the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.

Promote quality improvement by participating in the development and implementation of organizational care-related plans to improve health care services.

Safety

Provide a safe environment for patients, self, and others.

Provide a safe environment for patients, self, and others.

Informatics

Use information technology in the provision of patient care.

Integrate information technology resources into the provision of patient care.

Patient

Education

Provide health-related education to restore health and promote optimal wellness.

Provide health-related education to restore health and promote optimal wellness.

Professionalism

Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.

Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.

Leadership

Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality patient care.

Use leadership skills in the management of safe, quality patient care.

Communication

Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques with patients and others.

Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques with patients and others.

 

Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists are important members of the modern health team. Their special skills serve a key function in the medical specialty of radiology, which is characterized by new and exciting advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Graduates of the WVC Radiologic Technology program will be able to:

  • Successfully completed all academic requirements in order to apply knowledge and skills toward the practice of radiologic technology.
  • Effectively utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the practice of radiologic technology.
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form with patients, customers, and all members of the health care team.
  • Successfully perform all radiographic procedures and produce images of diagnostic value, while providing quality patient care.
  • Conduct herself or himself in a professional manner according to the ARRT Code of Ethics
  • Continue professional growth and development by engaging in professional activities.

 

 


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