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PTA Program Information


PTA Faculty Program Information

Faculty Manual
​Policy and Procedure​ Handbook:​
  • Policies and Procedures Program.pdfPolicies and Procedures Program.pdf

Rights and Privileges of being a Clinical Instructor for the COS PTA program:

1.       Access Library LibGuides to research articles
2.       Attend PTA courses/labs to review and practice skills; CI as welcome to audit an ​entire PTA course
3.       Each CEU’s by participating as a CI if credentialed
4.       Receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the College
5.       Earn free CEUs for attending a course in California’s laws and regulation for PTA practice. This is offered by the PTA program once a year.
6.       Can be awarded a CI Appreciation award at PTA student’s pinning/graduation ceremony. 


Important Dates for 2016-2017
OnCourse Tools 
Faculty Parking Permit:
Staff Services:

ACC Make-Up Exam Proctering Document:


SLO/TracDat Information


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  • Enter you network password into the "Password" field (Typically this is your User ID/ Password the same that you use to login to your COS email)
 Assessment Aritcle:

Critical Thinking Resources


Flipped Classroom​​​​​


 The Flipped Classroom:  Tips for Integtratin Moments of Reflection

Emergency Information​

 Who to call / When to Call

For Emergencies call 911 (9-911 from a District telephone)

What is an Emergency?

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

  • A Fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pains, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptom that requires immediate medical attention
  • You experience or observe threats made against person or property

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:

  • The location of the emergency, including the street address
  • The phone number you are calling from
  • The nature of the emergency
  • Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency

Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly.

Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 Centers can tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR.

Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to.

If you dial 911 by mistake when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.

Emergency Phones (Blue Phones)

Emergency phones are located on each campus.  These phones are commonly referred to as a Blue Phone due to being blue in color.  They are freestanding blue poles with a light on top or blue wall-mounted phones.   Both wall mounted and free standing phones are marked with “Emergency” on the side.  To activate the phones, simply press the emergency call button and an operator will answer.  Please use these phones as you would when calling 911, providing the same information as outlined above.

For Non-Emergency situations call:

Visalia Campus - 730-3999

Tulare Campus – 688-3299

Hanford Campus – 583-2599

What are non-emergency situations?

  • You need a door unlocked
  • You have lost property or found property
  • When the Facilities Department is closed (Normally weekends, holidays and after 5PM M-F)
    • Call for climate control issues in the classroom
    • A water break or electrical issue on campus
    • When an elevator on campus in not working.
  • Your vehicle needs a jump start.
  • Any other situation that does not constitute an emergency

For other safety tips please go to the District Police Web Site on the COS web at: 


Or follow this link for the District Emergency Preparedness Handbook:



Last Updated: 10/2/2018 3:45 PM