Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PTA-250 PTA Career Essentials (2)

Discusses basic career principles, including levels of authority and responsibility, supervision, performance appraisals, policies and procedures, and ethical and legal guidelines. Includes a review of rules and regulations governing PTA practice in Iowa, and the licensure application and preparation process. Discusses the process of quality assurance, chart audits, varieties of reimbursement systems and their impact on health care delivery. Students learn resume writing, interviewing, and employment skills, as well as self and peer assessment as a tool for career development and lifelong learning. Credits: 2, Hours: (2/0/0/0), Prereq: PTA-210, PTA-230, PTA-240, PTA-301, PTA-302; Coreq: PTA-431; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Involves a component of independent study as well as classroom activities