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Mailing Address:
Quincy College
ATTN: Division of Natural and Health Sciences
24 Saville Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169

Fax: (617) 471-3989


Carolann Speranzo, MS
Interim Dean of the Division of Natural & Health Sciences
(617) 984-1713
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Nathaniel Brown, MS
Instructor of Mathematics
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Paul Felker, MA
Instructor of Mathematics
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Anthony Forgione. L.P.N.
Instructor of Surgical Technology
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Nathalie Fulford
Clinical Supervisor for Surgical Technology
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Glenn Gaudreau, Ph.D.
Instructor, Natural & Health Science: Biology
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Madalina Johnson, M.S.
Instructor, Natural & Health Science: Chemistry
Coordinator-Science Laboratories: Plymouth

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Charles Norvish, MA
Instructor of Mathematics
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Debra Panasuk, M.Ed.
Professor of Developmental Mathematics
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Kyle Riding MLS (ASCP)
Chair of Medical Laboratory Technician Program
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Matthew Sullivan, M.S., NRCC-CHO
Coordinator of Science Laboratories
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Flor Trespalacios, M.S.
Instructor, Natural & Health Science: Biology
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Lori A. Tyszkowski, DC
Professor of Natural & Health Sciences
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Bruce Van Dyke, M.S.
Chair of Biotechnology & Compliance
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Wayne Westcott, Ph.D.
Instructor, Natural & Health Science: Exercise Science
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Servet Yatin, Ph.D., MBA
Professor of Chemistry
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Natural & Health Sciences

As we become more integrated into a global economy that requires innovation, technological savvy and a spirit of entrepreneurship, an education that is grounded in math and science has become crucial.
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Science is at a critical juncture in the United States – technological advances are occurring every day and scientists are working to address a changing society and a need to remain competitive in a global age. Rapid advancements in science education will require many academic disciplines to work together, along with support from the public and private sectors to increase the number of students pursuing science majors, underrepresented and first generation college students. As we become more integrated into a global economy that requires innovation, technological savvy and a spirit of entrepreneurship, an education that is grounded in math and science has become crucial, and the field can only be enriched by increasing the diversity of those involved.

We have two new exciting programs to add to our natural and health science offerings: Biotechnology and Compliance (BTC) and Medical Laboratory Technician program (MLT). Both programs are lab-intensive, preparing students for direct entry into the work place (very high job placement rate (100% job placement for the 2011 MLT graduating class) and very competitive salaries ($18-23 dollars/hour). For more information on BTC program please contact Bruce Van Dyke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For more information on the MLT program, please contact Kyle Riding at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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I hope you will take advantage of our science courses and the wealth of experience our science instructors bring to the classroom. Whether you are fulfilling the College core or laying the groundwork for a career in the sciences or healthcare, their unique perspectives add a dimension to the subject matter that can bring it to life. In addition to dedicated full-time faculty, we have part-time science instructors who are physicians, research scientists, and health-care professionals teaching at Quincy College, and applying their real-life knowledge to the subjects they teach. So take a course or two and see for yourself how science affects us all!

 

Biotechnology and Compliance

Quincy College offers both an Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology and Compliance, and a Certificate in Biotechnology and Compliance.

Program Description
The Biotechnology Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the biomanufacturing industry. Students will develop a broad laboratory science-based background through courses focused in the life and chemical sciences, and will obtain industry-specific knowledge in the areas of quality control (QC), process development (PD), and upstream and downstream processing, all while following current, good manufacturing practices (cGMP). In addition, students will learn valuable laboratory techniques and instrumentation, and develop critical thinking skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students may enter the workforce directly as entry-level laboratory technicians or research assistants, or may transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies at the baccalaureate level.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Biotechnology and Compliance Program, the student should be able to:
• Practice ethical standards of integrity, honesty, and fairness in scientific practices and professional conduct
• Compare and contrast aspects of the central dogma: DNA→mRNA→Protein
• Use appropriate computer software and hardware skills to accomplish biotechnology lab tasks
• Demonstrate technical knowledge of specialized techniques and instrumentation
• Communicate thoughts, orally and in writing, in a clear well-organized manner that effectively informs and clarifies scientific principles and lab techniques
• Use scientific procedures and current and emerging technologies to conduct safe and appropriate laboratory experiments and to collect data that are validated and documented
• Comply with and adhere to national, state, and local standards, policies, protocols, and regulations for laboratory and manufacturing activity
• Apply scientific knowledge and principles as well as quantitative methods and relevant technology to think critically and solve complex problems in biotechnology

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The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology and Compliance:

Semester I - Fall
IDS 167 · First Year Seminar* · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
ENG 101 · English Composition I** · 3 credits
BIO 111 · General Biology I · 3 credits
BIO 121 · General Biology I Lab · 1 credit
CHE 121 · General Chemistry I · 3 credits
CHE 131 · General Chemistry I Lab · 1 credit
Semester Total · 17 credits

Semester II- Spring
CSI 101 · Introduction to Computers · 3 credits
BTC 101 · Introduction to Biotechnology w/Lab · 4 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
CHE 122 · General Chemistry II · 3 credits
CHE 132 · General Chemistry II Lab · 1 credit
MAT 106 · Quantitative Reasoning · 3 credits
or MAT 207 · Statistics
Semester Total · 17 credits

Semester III - Fall
SOC/PSY · Social Science/Psychology Core · 3 credits
BTC 220 · Biomanufacturing I · 4 credits
BIO 151 · Microbiology · 3 credits
BIO 152 · Microbiology Lab · 1 credit
BTC 210 · Biochemistry with Lab · 4 credits
Semester Total · 15 credits

Semester IV - Spring
BTC 230 · Biomanufacturing II · 4 credits
BTC 240 · Seminar in Biotechnology · 1 credit
BTC 250 · Biomanufacturing III · 2 credits
HIS/GOV · History/Government Core · 3 credits
PHL 103 · Medical Ethics · 3 credits
Elective · Elective Choice (see below) · 2-4 credits
Semester Total · 15-17 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 64-66 credits

Biotechnology and Compliance Electives
BTC 102 · Buffer and Media Preparation · 2 credits***
BTC 103 · Technical Writing in Biomanufacturing · 3 credits***
BTC 202 · Protein Purification · 2 credits***
BTC 297 · Biotechnology and Compliance Internship · 3 credits***
CHE 213&223 · Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab · 4 credits
ENV 101&111 · Introduction to Environmental Studies w/ Lab · 4 credits
PHY111&121 · General Physics I w/ Lab · 4 credits

*Must be taken in the first semester.
**Must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.
***Permission of Program Director is required.

Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Associate Degree in Science

Essential Functions of a Medical Laboratory Technician
Student Handbook

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Mission Statement
Quincy College’s Medical Laboratory Technician Program provides a quality curriculum and innovative instruction to students who will, upon graduation, serve local, statewide, and national healthcare communities.

The MLT program consists of didactic and campus laboratory courses designed to progress the student through a two year program and provide them with entry-level knowledge and skills to perform medical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, and phlebotomy. This training is enriched when the students will have the opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a supervised working environment. Clinical affiliate laboratories in and surrounding Quincy within an approximate 60-mile radius will be utilized for the clinical experience.

Upon successful completion of the program, an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is awarded. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technology offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry.


Program Description
The MLT program consists of didactic and campus laboratory courses designed to progress the student through a two year program and provide them with entry-level knowledge and skills to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, and phlebotomy. This training is enriched when the students will have the opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a supervised working environment. Clinical affiliate laboratories in and surrounding Quincy within an approximate 60-mile radius will be utilized for the clinical experience.

The Quincy College Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). You may contact NAACLS for more information on the web at: http://www.naacls.org or 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Telephone: 847.939.3597

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the MLT program, the student will graduate with an Associate of Science Degree. Graduation from the program is not contingent upon student performance on national certification examination. The graduate may also advance in the field to become a technologist or specialist by pursuing additional education and technical experience.

Upon completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program, the graduate is prepared to:
• Collect, process and preserve blood and other body fluid samples.
• Perform and report laboratory tests in a variety of laboratory settings.
• Operate laboratory equipment and instruments, performing preventive and corrective maintenance as required.
• Identify pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical variables that affect procedures, instruments and results, and take appropriate corrective action.
• Perform mathematical functions as required by laboratory procedures.
• Perform and monitor quality assurance and quality control techniques.
• Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
• Perform information processing functions in the clinical laboratory.
• Apply laboratory results to diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions and/or diseases.
• Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
• Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.
• Work effectively as a team member recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.

Program Goals
The goals of the Quincy College Medical Laboratory Technician Program are to:
• Provide students with the appropriate education and training to develop entry-level competencies in all routine areas of the clinical laboratory.
• Provide a quality program that reflects continuing assessment, evaluation, and revision.
• Provide a framework of education that reflects the mission and goals of QC.
• Be flexible and responsive to the needs of the clinical laboratory employers as they give input to the program.
• Prepare students for the MLT national certification examination, employment and further education.
• Provide a climate conducive to stimulating interest in MLT education and participating in professional organizations, and encouraging awareness in changing trends in Medical Laboratory Technology.

Admissions Process
NOTE: The admissions process policy for this program can be found in the Admissions section of this catalog.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree

Semester I - Fall
IDS 167 · First Year Seminar* · 3 credits
MLT 101 · Introduction to Clinical Lab Science & Safety · 3 credits
MLT 102 · Urinalysis and Body Fluids · 3 credits

PHB 115 · Phlebotomyᶧ · 2 credits
PHB 125 · Phlebotomy Labᶧ · 1 credit
GOV/HIS · Either HIS101, HIS102, GOV201, or GOV211 · 3 credits
ENG 101 · English Composition I** · 3 credits
Semester Total · 16 credits

Semester II - Spring
PHL 103 · Medical Ethics · 3 credits
MLT 103 · Medical Microbiology I w/lab· 4 credits
MLT 104 · Hematology and Coagulation w/lab · 4 credits
MLT 105 · Immunology · 3 credits

MAT 207 · Statistics · 3 credits
Semester Total · 17 credits

Semester III - Fall
MLT 203 · Medical Microbiology II w/lab · 4 credits
MLT 204 · Immunohematology · 4 credits
MLT 202 · Clinical Chemistry w/lab · 4 credits

CSI 101 · Introduction to Computers · 3 credits
ENG102 · English Composition II · 3 credits

Semester Total · 18 credits

Semester IV - Spring
Social Science/Psychology core · 3 credits
MLT 210 · Clinical Practicum I· 3 credits
MLT 220 · Clinical Practicum II· 1 credit
MLT 221 · Clinical Lab Seminar · 1 credit
MLT 230 · Clinical Practicum III· 3 credits
Semester Total
· 11 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 62 credits

- The italicized courses can be taken prior to admission to the program or during an additional semester.
- The bolded courses must be taken in the semester shown.
- Prerequisites for the program are HSC 107 (formerly ALH 149)(Orientation to Healthcare); HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)(Applied A&P); BIO151/152 (Microbiology w/lab); CHE121/131 or CHE141/151 (Introduction to Chemistry w/lab or General Chemistry w/lab) or CHE103/113 (Introduction to Forensic Science w/lab).

ᶧ Proof of certification as a phlebotomist (having performed at least 100 sticks) may be substituted for PHB 115/125.

* Must be taken in the first semester.
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.

Note:
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they receive less than a “C” in any course.
• Students may transfer courses from accredited colleges or universities. All transfer courses must indicate a “C” or better. Please speak with an advisor about transfers.
• Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level.
• Quincy College reserves the right to make changes to school policies. Students will be notified when this occurs.

Exercise Science/Personal Training

Associate Degree in Science

Program Description
Good health is important to us all, therefore we look to professionals to educate and guide us on the road to wellness. This program of study is designed for students who wish to continue their education in the field of exercise and fitness. Whether one chooses to train clients, work for a non-profit health related organization, or participate in health and fitness research, this program will allow students the opportunity to hone their skills as fitness professionals; develop their interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills; and become familiar with basic management principles that will aid them in forging a career in the fitness industry.

The Exercise Science/Personal Training Program is designed for students who wish to work toward ACE certification as well as those who anticipate transferring to a Baccalaureate Degree-granting institution. The course of study is interdisciplinary and includes the College core curriculum; courses specific to exercise, fitness, health care, business administration, as well as general liberal arts. The academic offerings of this program range from advanced fitness training courses that offer valuable, practical field experience to foundation courses and electives that will create the framework for further academic study.

Program Outcomes
Upon the completion of this program, the graduate is prepared to:
• Name basic medical terms as they relate to clients’ past medical history
• Summarize the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body
• Demonstrate the ability to write professionally
• Demonstrate the ability to verbally communicate the principles and benefits of exercise and physical fitness effectively
• Discuss the role and functions of personal trainers/exercise professionals
• Discuss the ethical issues related to the field of personal training/physical fitness
• Compare the traditional biomedical model of health care with a preventative/wellness model
• Analyze fitness regimens
• Design personalized training protocols for all ages (youth to adult); fitness levels (novice to advanced); and levels of health
• Implement personalized training protocols for all ages (youth to adult); fitness levels (novice to advanced); and levels of health

EXERCISE SCIENCE/PERSONAL TRAINING
The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree

Year One:
Fall Semester
IDS 167 · First Year Seminar · 3 credits
EXS 101 · Health Appraisal & Fitness Assessment · 3 credits
EXS 102 · Muscular & Cardiovascular Fitness · 3 credits
HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)· Applied A&P for Health Care Professions¹ · 4 credits
ENG 101 · English Composition * · 3 credits
Elective · BUS, MKT, MGT, or PSY · 3 credits

Spring Semester
EXS 116 · Strength Training & Endurance Exercise · 3 credits
EXS 119 · Bioenergetics & Biomechanics · 3 credits
BIO 106 · Nutrition · 3 credits
BIO 116 · Nutrition Lab · 1 credit
PSY 101 · General Psychology · 3 credits
SOC 112 · Interpersonal Communication · 3 credits

Year Two:
Fall Semester
EXS 115 · Injury Prevention, Flexibility & Functional Training · 3 credits
EXS 201 · Youth & Senior Fitness · 3 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
HIS 102 · History/Government Core · 3 credits
MAT 100 · Math Core · 3 credits

Spring Semester
EXS 202 · Exercise Program Design · 3 credits
EXS 204 · Advanced Training Programs · 3 credits
BUS 203 (formerly ALH 203)· Health Care Delivery Systems · 3 credits
CSI 101 · Introduction to Computers · 3 credits
Elective · Exercise Science Electives² · 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 62 credits

* ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.
¹ Anatomy I & II (with labs) may be substituted for HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)
² Exercise Science Electives:
BUS 101 · Introduction to Business
BUS 202 · Principles of Customer Service
MGT 230 · Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MKT 202 · Principles of Marketing
PSY 230 · Sports Psychology

CPR Certification
Health Sciences students must be certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider. Documentation is required and must be provided to the Program Chair and must be effective throughout the program.
Drug Testing
Some clinical partners require drug screening of students placed at their facilities. These providers reserve the right to refuse and/or reject any student whose drug test fails to meet facility guidelines. Students who test positive for the presence of illegal drugs may not be placed in another facility. Students who cannot complete the clinical practicum are ineligible for graduation.
Note:
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they receive less than a “C” in any course.
• Students may transfer courses from accredited colleges or universities. All transfer courses must indicate a “C” or better. Please speak with an advisor about transfers.
• Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level.
• Quincy College reserves the right to make changes to school policies. Students will be notified when this occurs.

Natural Science

Associate Degree in Science

Program Description
This program is for students who desire a broad study in the natural science disciplines that include biology, chemistry, physics, and the health sciences. The natural science curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields in science and industry including the life sciences, education, conservation, and laboratory research [as technicians]. The theoretical and laboratory skills acquired by natural science majors contribute greatly to their ability to work in teams and think critically. This program also provides the foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in a science area.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Natural Science program, the graduate is prepared to:
• Transfer to a four-year institution with a major in the life sciences at, or close to, the junior-year level;
• Think critically using the scientific method and scientific reasoning;
• Communicate scientific information (orally and in writing) and work as part of a team to carry out project-based activities;
• Use laboratory investigations and appropriate procedures to generate accurate and meaningful quantitative and qualitative data and derive reasonable conclusions from them;
• Demonstrate technical, equipment, and measurement skills essential to basic scientific inquiry.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree

The College Core Curriculum
IDS 167 · First Year Seminar* · 3 credits
ENG 101 · English Composition I** · 3 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
CSI 101 · Introduction to Computers · 3 credits
Social Science / Psychology Core · 3 credits
History / Government Core · 3 credits
Natural Science Core · 4 credits
Math Core · 3 credits

Program Requirements
SOC 101 · General Sociology · 3 credits
Literature Electives · 6 credits
Social Science Electives · 3 credits
General Electives · 12 credits
Natural Science Concentration Courses · 15 credits

Natural Science Concentration Courses
BIO 106 · Nutrition · 3 credits
BIO 111 · General Biology I · 3 credits
BIO 112 · General Biology II · 1 credit
BIO 121 · General Biology I Lab · 1 credit
BIO 122 · General Biology II Lab · 3 credits
BIO 131 · Anatomy & Physiology I · 3 credits
BIO 132 · Anatomy & Physiology II · 3 credits
BIO 141 · Anatomy & Physiology I Lab · 1 credit
BIO 142 · Anatomy & Physiology II Lab · 1 credit
BIO 151 · Microbiology · 3 credits
BIO 152 · Microbiology Lab · 1 credit
CHE 103 · Introduction to Forensic Science · 3 credits
CHE 113 · Introduction to Forensic Science Lab · 1 credit
CHE 121 · General Chemistry I · 3 credits
CHE 122 · General Chemistry II · 3 credits
CHE 131 · General Chemistry I Lab · 1 credit
CHE 132 · General Chemistry II Lab · 1 credit
CHE 141 · Introduction to Chemistry · 3 credits
CHE 151 · Introduction to Chemistry Lab · 1 credit
CHE 213 · Organic Chemistry I · 3 credits
CHE 214 · Organic Chemistry II · 3 credits
CHE 223 · Organic Chemistry I Lab · 1 credit
CHE 224 · Organic Chemistry II Lab · 1 credit
ENV 101 · Introduction to Environmental Studies · 3 credits
PHY 111 · General Physics I · 3 credits
PHY 112 · General Physics II · 3 credits
PHY 121 · General Physics I Lab · 1 credit
PHY 122 · General Physics II Lab · 1 credit
SCI 121 · Human Body · 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 62 credits

* Must be taken in the first semester.
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.

Mathematics

The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree

The College Core Curriculum
IDS 167 · First Year Seminar* · 3 credits
ENG 101 English Composition I** · 3 credits
ENG 102 English Composition II · 3 credits
CSI 101 · Introduction to Computers · 3 credits
Social Science / Psychology Core · 3 credits
History / Government Core · 3 credits
Math Core · 3 credits
Natural Science Core 4 credits

Liberal Arts Program Requirements
SOC 101 General Sociology · 3 credits
Literature Electives 6 credits
Social Science Electives · 3 credits
General Electives 12 credits
Mathematics Concentration Courses 15 credits

Mathematics Concentration Courses
MAT 100 · College Math · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
MAT 106· Quantitative Reasoning · 3 credits
MAT 110 · Discrete Mathematics · 3 credits
MAT 113 · Pre-Calculus · 3 credits
MAT 203· Multivariate Calculus · 3 credits
MAT 204 · Calculus I B 4 credits
MAT 205· Linear Algebra · 3 credits
MAT 206 · Calculus II B 4 credits
MAT 207 · Statistics · 3 credits
MAT 208 · Multivariate Calculus B · 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 62 credits

* Must be taken in the first semester.
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.

Biotechnology and Compliance Certificate

The Program of Studies Leading to the Certificate in Biotechnology and Compliance. Permission of the Program Director is required for entrance into this program. First Sessions will begin every January and every July.

First Session - 7 weeks
BTC 101 · Introduction to Biotechnology w/Lab · 4 credits
BTC 102 · Buffer and Media Preparation · 2 credits***

Second Session - 7 weeks
BTC 202 · Protein Purification · 2 credits
BTC 220 · Biomanufacturing I · 4 credits

Third Session - 15 weeks
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
BTC 103 · Technical Writing in Biomanufacturing · 3 credits
BTC 230 · Biomanufacturing II · 4 credits
BTC 240 · Seminar in Biotechnology · 1 credit

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 23 credits

Exercise Science Certificate

Program Description
Over the past decade, the percentage of American youth, adults and seniors who are underfit and overweight has increased significantly, with related escalation in degenerative diseases and health care costs. The solution to these problems is competent, certified exercise science/personal training professionals who can help our inactive population develop desirable levels of physical fitness with emphasis on muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and body composition. This certificate program is designed for students who want to work as exercise instructors in fitness centers or as independent personal trainers. Completion of this program prepares students to pass professional certification exams, such as those offered by the American Council on Exercise. The course of study combines elements from the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biology, psychology, nutrition, health and kinesiology.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the student will:
• Develop a philosophy of wellness/fitness that enhances quality of life for themselves and their clients.
• Be capable of designing safe and effective fitness programs for youth, adults and seniors.
• Be capable of educating and motivating clients to properly perform exercise that enhance muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, and body composition.
• Be capable of passing nationally recognized professional exams to become certified personal trainers.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Certificate

Fall Semester
HSC 107 (formerly ALH 107)· Orientation to Health Care · 1 credit
HSC 140 (formerly ALH 140)· Medical Terminology · 3 credits
HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)· Applied A & P for Health Care Professions ¹ · 4 credits
EXS 101 · Health Appraisal & Fitness Assessment · 3 credits
EXS 102 · Muscular & Cardiovascular Fitness · 3 credits


Spring Semester
SOC 112 · Interpersonal Communication · 3 credits
EXS 116 · Strength Training & Endurance Exercise · 3 credits
EXS 119 · Bioenergetics & Biomechanics · 3 credits


TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CERTIFICATE · 23 credits

¹ Anatomy and Physiology I and II may be substituted for HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)

Additional Program Information
• The passing grade for all EXS courses is “C” (73%). Students are not eligible for graduation unless they have earned a “C” or better in all EXS courses.
• Students may transfer courses from accredited institutions. Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level.
• The bolded courses must be taken in the indicated semester.
Note: All courses listed above may be applied to the Associate Degree Program in Exercise Science/Personal Training.

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Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Description
The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is designed to train students to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. Students will study medical terminology, human anatomy, and interpersonal communication skills in addition to the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to patient/client care will be emphasized. Students who complete this certificate program will be well prepared for an entry level position in health care, while building a strong foundation for further academic study. The curriculum includes multiple courses that can be transferred to other certificate programs in the Health Sciences or applied toward an Associate Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, for example.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
• Perform as an entry level phlebotomy technician.
• Perform venipunctures and capillary skin punctures.
• Perform standard procedures in the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens.
• Understand the role and function of phlebotomy in the overall care of a client.
• Explain and summarize the basic components of a clinical and/or medical record.
• Describe and recognize safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to
phlebotomy.

Admissions Process
The admissions process policy for this program can be found here.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Certificate
Note: Students are not guaranteed program completion in one semester, as clinical space is limited.

Course
HSC 107 (formerly ALH 107)· Orientation to Health Care · 1 credit
HSC 108 (formerly ALH 108)· Basic Life Support & Emergency Skills* · 1 credit
HSC 140 (formerly ALH 140)· Medical Terminology · 3 credits
HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)· Applied A & P for Health Care Professions** · 4 credits
PHB 115 · Phlebotomy · 2 credits
PHB 125 · Phlebotomy Lab · 1 credit
SOC 112 · Interpersonal Communication · 3 credits
PHB 136 · Clinical Practicum*** · 1 credit

Note: Clinical space is limited, therefore immediate clinical placement is not guaranteed; a student’s clinical experience may take up to one year to complete.

* Students who do not receive Financial Aid may substitute a non-credit CPR course, if proof of certification (valid for at least one year) is provided to the Dean at the time of registration.
** Anatomy & Physiology I and II (with labs) may be substituted for HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)
*** Successful completion of PHB 115 and PHB 125 (final grade of "C") is required for enrollment in PHB 136


TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CERTIFICATE · 17 or 18 credits

Drug Testing
Some clinical partners require drug screening of students placed at their facilities. These providers reserve the right to
refuse and/or reject any student whose drug test fails to meet facility guidelines. Students who test positive for the
presence of illegal drugs may not be placed in another facility. Students who cannot complete the clinical practicum are ineligible for graduation.

CPR Certification
Health Sciences students must be certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider. Documentation is required and must be provided to the Dean and Clinical Supervisor and must be effective throughout the program.

Additional Program Information
• Students must have satisfactory health and immunization records.
• Students must be certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider.
• A satisfactory CORI check is required for students to receive a clinical placement.
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students are not eligible for certification for graduation unless they have earned a “C” or better in all health sciences and phlebotomy courses.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program is pending approval.

Pre-Accreditation Status

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Quincy College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Surgical Technology Certificate

Surgical Technologists are health professionals who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel in delivering optimal patient care. As vital members of the surgical team, job duties include preparing the operating room, securing supplies, setting up equipment and instruments, and anticipating the surgeon’s needs during the surgical procedure. Surgical Technologists are responsible for maintaining the sterile field and being constantly vigilant that all members of the team adhere to aseptic technique.

Program Description
The Surgical Technology Program is a ten month, full-time course of study beginning in September each year. The 40 credit certificate program trains students to become entry level Surgical Technologists and prepares them to sit for the certification exam offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Upon successful completion of this exam, individuals are board certified and may use the credentials of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

The Quincy College Surgical Technology Program offers students three combined learning experiences: lecture, laboratory and clinical. Lecture topics come to life in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Laboratory skills transition the clinical setting during rotation at either a major Boston teaching facility or one of the leading community hospitals.
During this program, students are required to complete a minimum of 500 clinical hours and scrub on a minimum of 125 surgical procedures. Please note, acceptance to the Program does not guarantee a clinical placement. Clinical facilities require a satisfactory Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check on all students prior to commencement of the clinical experience. A positive CORI check may prevent a student from completing a clinical practice in any clinical facility. Should this occur, the student will not be able to complete the Surgical Technology Program.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). Program graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam (CST) offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). For additional information please contact CAAHEP by mail: 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; by telephone: 727-210-2350; or on the web. The Quincy College Surgical Technology Program strives to provide the learner with the very best educational opportunity available to the future professional who has selected this very rewarding career pathway.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:
• Function as an entry level surgical technologist by using cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
• Be prepared to sit for the national certification examination sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
• Provide a safe and efficient environment while offering physical and emotional support for the surgical patient.
• Seek opportunities for continuing education.
• Take pride in the profession of Surgical Technology demonstrated by participation and membership in professional organizations and activities.

Admissions Process
The admissions process policy for this program can be found here.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Certificate

Fall Semester
SUR 102 · Microbiology for the Surgical Technologist · 2 credits
SUR 111 · Surgical Technology I · 5 credits
SUR 121 · Surgical Technology I Lab · 4 credits
PNU 111 · Human Behavior² · 1 credit
HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)· Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care Professions³ · 4 credits

Spring Semester
SUR 142 · Surgical Technology II · 16 credits

Summer Semester¹
SUR 143 · Surgical Technology III · 8 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CERTIFICATE · 40 credits

¹ Summer Semester course runs through June
² PSY 101 may be substituted for PNU 111
³ A&P I and A&P II with labs may be substituted for HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)

Pre-requisite coursework:
• HSC 107 (formerly ALH 107)Orientation to Health Care
• HSC 140 (formerly ALH 140)Medical Terminology

Additional Program Information
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they earn less than a “C” in a course.
• Students may transfer courses up to 15 credits from accredited institutions. Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level.
• Students must have a satisfactory health and immunization record.
• A satisfactory CORI check is required for clinical placement.
• Students must be certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider prior to entering the clinical setting.
• Program graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam (CST) offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).


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