RAINBOW FAMILY STARTING TO GATHER
Dear CM PRESS:
I saw your recent post regarding the OCC presidential search and our allied health programs and I wanted to share some information with you about the programs:
We have ten programs offered by the OCC School of Allied Health Professions that lead to A.A./A.S. degrees and/or certificates that have a total of seven clinical advisors who are M.D.s. Of those, four are on the medical staff at Hoag Hospital.
Also we have several clinical affiliations with Hoag Hospital where our students do their field work/practicums at Hoag Hospital. Additionally, our students are placed at a variety of other clinical locations throughout Orange County. Because of its proximity, Hoag is one of our long-term partners. Additionally, we have a significant relationship with Memorial Health Services (Long Beach Memorial, Orange Coast Medical Center, Saddleback Hospital) and they actually provide us with funding for a full-time respiratory care instructor to help meet the demand their hospitals have for respiratory care specialists.
The Allied Health Professions that we offer programs in are:
- Cardiovascular Technology
- Dental Assisting
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
- Emergency Medical Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Neurodiagnostic Technology
- Polysomonography (Sleep Disorders – only program in California)
- Radiology Technology (X-Ray)
- Respiratory Care
- Speech, Language & Pathology Assistants
As to your concerns about the waiting list in some of our programs, you are correct some of the lists are 2-3+ years long. While I understand you believe we should increase the number of faculty/classes that we offer in those programs, I would also ask you to consider that we try to train enough students to meet the need of each field with the idea that students who graduate from our programs will have a reasonable chance of obtaining employment when they graduate. We do this by using surveys, market indicators etc., to determine the needs in each program. If we were graduating twice the number of students in a field for which there were entry level positions, it seems one could question the value of training students for jobs that aren’t available. Anyways something to think about.
Orange Coast College Foundation
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SARKOZY SAYS LOSE THE BURQAS
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OCC LOOKING FOR NEW PRESIDENT
Here's the published criteria.
As the CM PRESS has written before, we'd like to see someone in charge at OCC who will be sensitive to market driven demands for classes.
Specifically, we've been told that various medical specialities taught at OCC have long waiting lists (2 or 3 years in some cases). If there truly is such a demand, then we think a new president should move fast to increase supply.
We'd also like to see a partnership between OCC and Hoag Hospital and other medical facilities.
And, we'd like to see the new president think outside the campus and open classrooms on the Westside Bluffs and maybe even in Triangle Square in the downtown area.
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BLOGGER TO APPEAR IN COURT
Charged with inciting violence.
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