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					table of contents                                                                                                                                                                                                      CATALOG
    Consumer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 2
    Mission and Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 2
    School History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 3
    Accreditation and Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 3
    Description of Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 4
    Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 5
    Academic Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 9
    Accounting Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 12
    Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 16
    Business Management – Bachelor Of Science . ................................................................................................... 18
    Computer Networking & Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 24
    Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 28
    Criminal Justice – Bachelor Of Science . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 30
    Dental Assisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 36
    Health Information Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 40
    Healthcare Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 44
    Healthcare Management – Bachelor Of Science.................................................................................................. 46
    Healthcare Management – Bachelor Of Science [Degree Completion] .................................................................. 48
    Medical Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 52
    Medical Assisting [Degree Completion] . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 54
    Medical Billing & Coding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 58
    Medical Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 62
    Paralegal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 66
    Pharmacy Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 70
    Veterinary Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 74
    Core, General Education & Shared Courses . . . . . ................................................................................................... 79
    Graduation . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 84
    Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 84
    Academic Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................................. ...... 85
    Satisfactory Academic Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 93
    Financial Aid .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 99
    Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................. 101
    Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................. 104
    Conduct, Privacy and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................. 104
    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................. 108
    Calendar . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................................................... Supplement
    Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................................................... Supplement
    Staff and Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................................................... Supplement
                                                                         This catalog is for Anthem College – Phoenix only
                                                                        and not complete without all current supplements.

                             ANTHEM COLLEGE                                                                                 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES FOR ANTHEM COLLEGE ONLINE
                         1515 E. Indian School Road                                                                                16404 N. Black Canyon Highway, Suite 180
                          Phoenix, Arizona 85014                                                                                            Phoenix, Arizona 85053
                               602-279-9700                                                                                                      602-889-2700
                               800-832-4011                                                                                                      866-837-1010
                                                                                              BRANCH LOCATIONS:
ANTHEM COLLEGE                                  ANTHEM COLLEGE                              ANTHEM CAREER COLLEGE                                     ANTHEM COLLEGE                                     ANTHEM COLLEGE
9738 Lincoln Village                     5100 Gamble Dr., Ste. 200                                 560 Royal Parkway                                  9001 State Line Rd.                             2450 Piedmont Rd. NE
  Sacramento, CA                            St. Louis Park, MN                                       Nashville, TN                                     Kansas City, MO                                     Atlanta, GA

                                                                           Catalog Publication Date: June 7, 2012
                                                                      Catalog Effective: January 2012 – December 2012
                                                                                                   www.anthem.edu




                                           Photos in this catalog were taken at The Bryman School of Arizona and Anthem College in Phoenix, AZ
consumer information
   This catalog is a publication to inform students and others of the Institution’s mission, history, academic programs and policies and
procedures. The supplements is an integral part of the catalog which contains such information as administration and faculty, program
schedules, holiday and vacation information, anticipated graduation dates and tuition and fees. The information provided is current and
accurate as of the date of publication. The Institution reserves the right to make modifications within the term of this catalog without prior
notice to individual students. Such modifications will be published in an addendum to the current catalog. The Institution expects its
students to read and understand the information published in this catalog and in its accompanying supplement and addenda. Failure to read
and understand this catalog will not excuse any student from the application of any requirement or regulation published herein. Further, it is
the responsibility of each student to remain abreast of current graduation requirements of his or her program.




mission and philosophy
  The mission of Anthem College is to provide high-quality post-secondary career education and training to our students and well-prepared
graduates to our employers.
• Quality of life is improved through education.                         • It only takes one person to make a difference.
• The road to success requires active participation.                     • When we help people achieve success, everyone wins.


TO FULFILL THIS MISSION, ANTHEM COLLEGE HAS ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING:
• To provide students with the skills and knowledge to qualify or requalify for employment in their field of study.
• To provide “first-class” support services that contribute to student success and achievement.
• To provide qualified faculty to ensure that appropriate and applicable curriculum material and training are delivered to students.
• To provide an educational environment that respects and accommodates a diversity of individual backgrounds, abilities, interests,
  and opinions.
• To respond to the changing needs of the medical and business communities we serve.
• To provide placement assistance to facilitate students’ successful transition into their careers.
• To encourage students to envision education as a life-long learning process.
• To exercise honesty, integrity, and the highest ethics in every facet of the College’s operation.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGE
   Our College is based upon excellence in curriculum, staff, faculty, equipment, and service to the
student body, Allied Health Care, Business, Legal, Technology and Veterinary Technology communities,
and community-at-large. We firmly believe that training in small groups, combined with a highly
structured curriculum that meets the needs of these professions, are the key ingredients for a successful
training program.
   The College is committed to a career-focused classroom approach in order to provide our students,
upon graduation, with the knowledge and technical proficiency that will make them employable for
entry-level positions and updating the curriculum accordingly.




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school history
   Anthem College in Phoenix, Arizona was originally founded in 1965 as the Electronics Institute of Arizona and was purchased by High-Tech
Institute, Inc. in 1982. In 1989, High-Tech Institute, Inc. acquired The Bryman School of Arizona, also in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2003, Allied College
of St. Louis, Missouri, was acquired by High-Tech Institute. In June 2010, Allied College was renamed Anthem College, which is accredited by the
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. High-Tech Institute opened in Marietta, Georgia in 2001, the campus moved to Atlanta in 2007
and was taught-out. Anthem College, Atlanta was launched in 2010. In 2003, High-Tech Institute, through Anthem College Online, a Division of
High-Tech Institute – Phoenix, began offering online programs. High-Tech Institute – Phoenix was renamed Anthem College in 2007. In 2012,
High-Tech Institute, Inc. was acquired by Education Training Corporation.
               Branch campuses of Anthem College in Phoenix, and the year they were established:
                             Anthem College, Sacramento, California                                      1992
                             Anthem College, St. Louis Park, Minnesota                                   1996
                             Anthem Career College, Nashville, Tennessee                                 1999
                             Anthem College, Kansas City, Missouri                                       2003
                             Anthem College, Atlanta, Georgia                                            2010
               Branch campuses of The Bryman School of Arizona in Phoenix, and the year they were established:
                             Anthem College, Aurora, Colorado                                            1994
                             Anthem College, Orlando, Florida                                            1998
                             Anthem College, Irving, Texas                                               2000
                             Anthem Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada                                         2002
                             Anthem Career College, Memphis, Tennessee                                   2003
               Branch campuses of Anthem College in Maryland Heights, and the year they were established:
                             Anthem College, Fenton, Missouri                                            1992
                             Anthem College, Beaverton, Oregon                                           2004
                             Anthem College, Brookfield, Wisconsin                                       2006


accreditation and affiliations
ACCREDITATIONS
  Anthem College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS) to
award Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science Degrees and Diplomas. The Accrediting Council is listed by the U.S.
Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  The Veterinary Technology program is provisionally accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

APPROVALS
   The College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and approved
for Veteran’s Training. In addition, the College is recognized by the following agencies:
• Arizona Department of Education
• Arizona Department of Economic Security for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
• Student Exchange & Visitor Program (SEVP), a division of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
• Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

MEMBERSHIPS
• Alpha Beta Kappa                                                          • National Association of Home Builders
• American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)                               • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
• Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators                 (NASFAA)
  (AASFAA)                                                                  • Network Professional Association (NPA) (Faculty Affiliation)
• Arizona Private School Association (APSA)                                 • Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
• Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU)           • National Technical Honor Society
• International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET)
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ownership information
   Anthem College, Phoenix, Arizona is owned by Education Training Corporation.



description of facility
                                                                         The College facility consists of 36,000 square feet of floor space, which is
                                                                     divided into classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, media center,
                                                                     library and a student break area. In addition the College has 18,000 square feet
                                                                     of classroom space in a building adjacent to the Campus at 1445 East Indian
                                                                     School Road. All classrooms and labs are designed for a maximum of 35
                                                                     students. The equipment used for technical training consists of computers,
                                                                     relevant software, graphic design video equipment and electronics test and
                                                                     measurement equipment. Equipment for the Medical Assistant program
                                                                     includes: Transcription Machines, Calculators, Microscopes, Electrocardiograph
                                                                     Machines, Anatomical Charts, Exam Tables, Gooseneck Lamps, Scales, Mayo
                                                                     Stands, Autoclaves Skeleton Mode, Venipuncture Training Arms, Spirometer,
                                                                     Centrifuges, Otoscope, Ophthalmoscopes, Sphygmomanometers (BP Cuffs),
Stethoscopes, Snellen Eye Chart, CPR Mannequins, Instrument Sets. Equipment for the Veterinary Technology program includes: Veterinary
Surgical Lab, X-ray Lab, Nursing Lab and Kennels. All facilities are fully accessible to students with disabilities. Parking is available at no
additional charge to the student. The campus is centrally located to apartments, shopping and banking, all with access to public transportation.
   Administrative offices for Online Programs, are located in 65,000 square feet at 16404 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, Arizona.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
   The facility is equipped with ramp access from the parking lot, extra wide hallways and doors, A.D.A. required door handles, and restrooms
to facilitate students who use wheelchairs.


institutional leadership
Corporate Officers                                                         Executive Director, Residential
 David Knobel, Chief Executive Officer and President                        James Hadley, Ph.D.
 Jeffrey Pierne, Chief Financial Officer                                   Administration, Residential
 Neal Yawn, Chief Operating Officer                                         Vacant, Director of Academic Affairs
 Dean Bartness, Chief Compliance Officer                                    Gordon Haydon, Associate Director
Board of Directors                                                          Teri Garver, Director of Admissions
 David Knobel                                                               Nate Beals, Business Office Manager
 Cyrus Hormazdi                                                             Justin Graham, Career Center Director
 David Abrams                                                               Holly Somers, Financial Aid Director
 Robert Niehaus                                                            Regional Vice President Online
 Travis Rhodes                                                              Todd Rickel
                                                                           Administration, Online Division
                                                                            Deborah DeSimone, Ph.D., Director of Academic Affairs
                                                                            Glenn Reible, Director of Admissions
                                                                            Stacey Nottingham, Director of Student and Graduate Services
                                                                            Vacant, Financial Aid Director
FACULTY
  A current listing of faculty is provided in the Supplement to the 2012 Academic Catalog.
4 • Anthem College Phoenix
admission
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS                                                  Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Admission
GROUND STUDENTS                                                          Requirements
  Applicants may be admitted if they satisfy the following:              Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management
1. They are a high school graduate, have certification of General Ed-       To be accepted into the program, the student must have an
   ucational Development (GED), or have an Associate’s or higher         academic associate degree in an allied health field that includes 30
   degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized         semester credit hours in an allied health field and 15 semester
   by the U.S. Department of Education.                                  credit hours in general education courses. These general education
2. In the Medical Assistant diploma program, Anthem College may          courses must include a course or courses in: Communication,
   accept Ability to Benefit students (ATB) who are beyond the age
                                                                         Natural Science or Mathematics, Humanities, and Social Science.
   of compulsory school attendance and demonstrate Ability to
   Benefit from the training by passing an entrance test, the U.S.
                                                                         Associate of Science Degree Completion Admission
   Department of Education approved Wonderlic Basic Skills Test for      Requirements
   ATB Testing, administered by an independent third party. Appli-
                                                                         Associate of Science Medical Assisting
   cants must score a minimum of Verbal 200 and Quantitative 210
                                                                            To be accepted into the program, the student must have a
   in order to meet the admissions requirement. Students who are
   admitted as ATB enrollments to a diploma program at Anthem,           diploma or certificate in Medical Assisting which includes 24
   or who enrolled as an ATB student at another institution, will not    semester credits or more in the medical assisting field from an
   be permitted to continue on, or initially enroll in, a degree level   institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S.
   program, unless:                                                      Department of Education. The student must have completed a
   a. They obtain a GED certificate prior to enrolling in an Anthem      medical assisting externship or have over a year of verified work
       degree program, or                                                experience as a medical assistant. The diploma or certificate must
   b. They have already completed a diploma or degree program            have been awarded within the last five years prior to the student’s
       at Anthem, or another institution accredited by a U.S.            enrollment start date. If the timeframe is over the five year period,
       Department of Education or CHEA (Council for Higher Educa-        the Director of Academic Affairs and/or the Executive Director has
       tion Accreditation) recognized accrediting agency.                the right to allow entry to the student with proof of current
                                                                         employment in the field.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ONLINE STUDENTS
  Applicants may be admitted if they satisfy the following:              Anthem College Online Admission Requirements
1. They are a high school graduate, have certification of General Ed-       Because online students require access to a computer and the
   ucational Development (GED), or have an Associate’s or higher         Internet, and possess a minimum computer skill level, applicants
   degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized
                                                                         are required to complete an online competency self-assessment in
   by the U.S. Department of Education.
                                                                         the application process. This self-assessment will assist the College
2. They achieve a passing score on the entrance assessment test.
                                                                         and the Admissions Representative in the evaluation of the
3. They have completed the equipment diagnostic to determine if
   they meet the technology requirements for online courses.             student’s ability to complete the program online.

                                                                         ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
                                                                           Each student should be able to read and write in standard
                                                                         English. All classes are taught in English.




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admission, continued
APPLICATION PROCESS
How to Apply
   Students interested in applying for admission should call, write
the College, or visit our Website at www.anthem.edu.
   It is required that an Admissions Representative conduct an
                                                                       TIMELINE FOR EVALUATION
initial interview with the prospective student. Anthem College
                                                                          A request for transfer of credit evaluation should be submitted
prefers that the parent(s) or spouse also attend the interview. This
                                                                       before a student begins a program but will still be accepted and
gives both the applicant and family the opportunity to ask specific
                                                                       evaluated if submitted within the first 30 days after the start of a
questions relating to the College curriculum and career
                                                                       student’s program. If required documentation is not received
opportunities. The College catalog is also reviewed.
                                                                       within 60 days after the start of a student’s program, the request
   If the Admissions Representative feels that the student’s desire
                                                                       for transfer of credit will automatically be denied.
is genuine, an application for admission is submitted. The
                                                                          An evaluation will not be completed after the start of a course
following items are required to be completed at the time of
                                                                       for which the student is requesting transfer credit except in rare
application:
                                                                       circumstances as determined to be appropriate by the Director of
• Official College Application
                                                                       Academic Affairs.
• Request for High School Diploma, High School Equivalency
  or GED (except for ATB)
                                                                       Required Documentation
• Enrollment Agreement
                                                                          A student who requests a transfer of credit evaluation from
• Payment of Application Fee
                                                                       another school must contact the previous school and obtain Official
   Once these completed items have been submitted, the Executive       Transcripts and course descriptions in accordance with the
Director reviews the file for completeness and sends a letter of       requirements below:
acceptance. If the College does not accept an applicant, all fees         Official Transcripts
paid to the College are refunded.                                      • Must be sent directly from the previous school to the Director of
   The College reserves the right to reject a student previously           Academic Affairs of Anthem College, and
accepted if the items listed above are not successfully completed.     • Must be marked as OFFICIAL and must NOT be marked as “Issued
                                                                           to Student”
CREDIT FOR PRIOR EDUCATION                                               Course Descriptions
   Evaluating and accepting valid transfer credit at Anthem            • Must be from the catalog for the year in which the course was
Education’s family of colleges and schools allows a student to            completed.
benefit from prior education and avoid any unnecessary                   In addition, supplementary material (including course syllabi)
duplication of courses in one of our programs of study. Anthem         may be requested when necessary for an appropriate evaluation.
College strongly encourages any student who has had previous
education related to the new program of study to have any
transcripts evaluated for possible transfer of credit. There is no
charge for the evaluation.
   Any credits that are accepted for transfer are given a grade of
“TR”.
   Students transferring credit from outside entities may have up
to 75% of program credits transferred in. Students transferring
credit from Anthem Education schools may have all applicable
credits transferred in.




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admission, continued
Criteria for Evaluation                                                 CURRENT OR PREVIOUS ANTHEM COLLEGE
   Appropriately trained Education Department staff members will        STUDENTS
review requests for transfer of credit evaluations for compliance       Program Transfers, Re-enrolls, Re-enters Into a New
with the following criteria:                                            Program or Program Version
• Coursework must have been completed at a public or private ac-          Students who are transferring programs, re-entering into
    credited four-year University, two-year Junior/Community Col-       Anthem College or re-enrolling into a new program or program
    lege, military school or other accredited postsecondary             version at Anthem College will have all applicable courses
    educational institution recognized by the Secretary of the US       associated to the new program.
    Department of Education.                                            • Associated courses:
• Comparability of Course Content                                           – Are evaluated using the same criteria for evaluation as listed
    – For Technical/Occupational Courses – course content must                 above;
       meet or exceed 100% of the Anthem College course compe-              – Must have been completed within 5 years prior to being ap-
       tencies.                                                                plied to the new program;
    – For General Education Courses – course must be in the same            – Carry the same grade and credits attempted/credits earned as
       discipline as the Anthem College course and must cover the              the original class; and
       same breadth of material.                                            – Include failed attempts.
• Comparability of Credits Earned                                       • Any courses that cannot be associated may be evaluated for
    – Credits earned at another institution must be equal to (or            transfer of credit.
       greater than) the number of semester credits earned for the
       Anthem College equivalent. Partial credit will not be given      Transferring From One Anthem Education School to
       for a course.                                                    Another Anthem Education School
• A grade of “C” or a 2.0 or higher must have been earned for the          Students transferring from one Anthem Education school to
    course.                                                             another Anthem Education school must have credits evaluated for
• A grade of “D” may be accepted for core courses taken at An-          transfer of credit.
    them College Phoenix where a “D” was considered passing.
   Technical/Occupational coursework must be completed within 5
years prior to the request for transfer of credit evaluation to be
eligible for review. No time restriction, related to when coursework
was completed, is placed on the eligibility for a transfer of credit
evaluation for General Education coursework.
   Certifications may be eligible for transfer of credit when
properly supported by official documents. See your Team Lead or
Director of Academic Affairs for more information.

CLINICAL SKILLS AND EXTERNSHIPS
   As a prerequisite for accepting credit for courses with laboratory
components or externship courses, a skills assessment may be
conducted. The results of the skills assessment may be used as a
factor in determining the transferability of credit.




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admission, continued
TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDIT FOR U.S. MILITARY                             APPEAL PROCESS FOR TRANSFER CREDITS
VETERANS                                                                   Students that wish to appeal a transfer credit decision made by
   Students who are Veterans of the United States Military Services     the College must fill out an Appeal Form and submit the Appeal to
may be eligible to receive credit for training received during their    the Director of Academic Affairs.
military duty. Any credits will be reviewed according to the criteria   • The form must include course information regarding the
for evaluation listed above.                                                course(s) the student wishes to transfer in and an outline of
   This institution will evaluate all previous education and training       which course(s) the student feels should receive credit.
of students receiving VA benefits, grant credit when appropriate,       • At the time of appeal, the student must supply additional doc-
reduce the program length proportionately, and keep records of              umentation to support their appeal. If no additional documen-
transcripts and evaluations.                                                tation is received, the appeal will be automatically denied.
   Not all programs are approved for Veteran training.                     All appeals must be requested within 30 days of the decision to
                                                                        deny credit.
                                                                           Decisions on transfer credit appeals will be made by the Director
                                                                        of Academic Affairs and will be returned to students within 30 days
                                                                        of their receipt.

                                                                        SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
                                                                        Externship Requirements
                                                                           Background checks, drug testing, vaccinations, and/or health
                                                                        screens may be required prior to beginning the externship course.

                                                                        Health Screening
                                                                           The College provides a health screening for the students in the
                                                                        Allied Health Care programs which includes health history, TB and
                                                                        Rubella screen.




8 • Anthem College Phoenix
academic programs
PROGRAMS OFFERED GROUND CAMPUS                                         COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM GROUND CAMPUS
  The following programs are offered at Anthem College, Phoenix:          The alpha prefix of a course number designated in the program
• Computer Networking & Security AS and Diploma                        outline for each program of study stands for the type of course.
• Dental Assisting Diploma                                                AH = Allied Health
• Medical Assistant AS and Diploma                                        BM = Business Management
• Paralegal AS                                                            CNS = Computer Networking & Security
• Pharmacy Technology Diploma                                             DA = Dental Assisting
• Veterinary Technology AS
                                                                          ENG = English
                                                                          HST = History
PROGRAMS OFFERED ONLINE CAMPUS
                                                                          HUM = Humanities
  The following programs are offered at Anthem College Online,
                                                                          MA = Medical Assistant
Phoenix:
                                                                          MTH = Math
• Accounting Technology AS
                                                                          NCT = Network & Computer Technology
• Business Management AS and BS
• Criminal Justice AS and BS                                              PD = Professional Development
• Health Information Management AS                                        PL = Paralegal
• Healthcare Management AS and BS                                         PSY = Psychology
• Medical Assisting AS                                                    PT = Pharmacy Technology
• Medical Billing & Coding AS                                             SCI = Science
• Medical Office Administration Diploma                                   SOC = Sociology
• Paralegal AS                                                            SPH = Speech
                                                                          VT = Veterinary Technology
Program Titles                                                            0 to 99 level courses are transitional studies courses, intended
   The programs offered by Anthem College are not necessarily          for students who need further development in certain skills or
intended to lead to employment titles of the same or similar names.    concepts before being scheduled into specific lower level courses.
                                                                       See Transitional Studies Courses for additional information.
Course Syllabi / Final Grades                                             100 and 200 level courses are intended for students who are in
   Course syllabi are available to students through the learning       their first and second year of postsecondary work. Lower level
management system (LMS) accessible through the student portal.         (100 – 200) courses may be taken in any order unless a
Final grades are posted in the student portal at the end of each       prerequisite is indicated following the course description. 300 and
term. Students may contact their instructor with any questions.        400 level courses are intended for students who are in their third
                                                                       and fourth year of postsecondary work. Upper level (300 – 400)
GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY
                                                                       courses may be taken in any order unless a prerequisite is indicated
   We believe it is imperative for our students to develop a greater
                                                                       following the course description.
understanding of the world and a desire for lifelong learning.
                                                                          An example of the course numbering system denoted in the
General education courses provide exposure to subjects outside of
                                                                       catalog and on the student transcript is as follows: CNS195. The
students’ chosen career fields and encourage the application of
                                                                       “CNS” denotes the program of study and “195” is the course number.
newly learned concepts and ideas to their professions.
   Students in our degree programs are required to take a series of
general education courses, thus expanding their body of
knowledge, helping them develop additional critical thinking
skills, and further refining their communication skills.
   Aside from providing a well-rounded education, the general
education courses may prove useful to students entering the career
field, where they can use transferable skills to seek career
advancement.
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academic programs, continued
COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM ONLINE CAMPUS                                  UNIT OF CREDIT
   The alpha prefix of a course number designated in the program         One semester credit hour is defined as:
outline for each program of study stands for the type of course.       • 15 classroom or direct faculty instruction plus out-of-class
   AH = Allied Health                                                      independent work;
   AT = Accounting Technology                                          • 30 clock hours of laboratory activities; or
   BM = Business Management                                            • 45 clock hours of externship.
   CIS = Computer Information System                                     For all courses except externship, one clock hour is defined as 50
   CJ = Criminal Justice                                               minutes of class and 10 minutes of break time.
   ENG = English
   HI = Health Information Management                                  ONLINE UNIT OF CREDIT
   HM = Healthcare Management                                             Due to the combination of asynchronous and synchronous
   HST = History                                                       components in online learning, the line between the classroom
   HUM = Humanities                                                    and outside of class work is not clearly delineated. We have
   MA = Medical Assisting                                              differentiated between instructor-led activities and additional
   MBC = Medical Billing & Coding                                      online learning activities in determining the appropriate
   MO = Medical Office Administration                                  calculation of credit for the online classroom, and designed our
   MTH = Math                                                          online instruction and learning so that the number of hours in one
   PD = Professional Development                                       unit of credit reasonably approximates the unit of credit as defined
   PL = Paralegal                                                      in the Unite of Credit section.
   PSY = Psychology                                                       Specifically, the following activities have been designed as
   SCI = Science                                                       instructor-led activities for the online classroom:
                                                                       • Live Learning Sessions (including the recorded version of such);
   SOC = Sociology
                                                                       • Threaded discussions;
   SPH = Speech
                                                                       • Instructor-facilitated multimedia presentations; and
   0 to 99 level courses are transitional studies courses, intended
                                                                       • Open student-instructor interaction.
for students who need further development in certain skills or
                                                                          Additional online learning activities:
concepts before being scheduled into specific lower level courses.     • Reading assignments;
See Transitional Studies Courses for additional information.           • Research activities and projects;
   100 and 200 level courses are intended for students who are in      • Portfolio/capstone projects;
their first and second year of postsecondary work. Lower level         • Gathering learning resources;
(100 – 200) courses may be taken in any order unless a                 • Self-processing of the learning experience;
prerequisite is indicated following the course description. 300 and    • Knowledge checks and assessments; and
400 level courses are intended for students who are in their third     • Any other self-directed learning activities.
and fourth year of postsecondary work. Upper level (300 – 400)
courses may be taken in any order unless a prerequisite is indicated
following the course description.
   An example of the course numbering system denoted in the
catalog and on the student transcript is as follows: CJ155. The “CJ”
denotes the program of study and “155” is the course number.




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WORK OUTSIDE OF CLASS                                                     Assessment of Work Outside of Class
   Students are expected to perform learning activities outside of           Assessment of student work outside of class varies from course
their class. Such out-of-class work enables students to master the        to course and assignment to assignment. Some may be assessed
competencies of the courses and leads toward the achievement of           for a grade that counts toward the final grade of the course while
the program objective. For each classroom hour of lecture or direct       others may be intended to help students get prepared for relevant
faculty instruction, students are to complete two hours of work           learning activities in future classes.
outside of class.
                                                                          Statement of Work Outside of Class
Types of Work Outside of Class                                               Student work outside of class is typically stated and specified in
  Student work outside of class may include but is not limited to         the course outline section of each syllabus. More detailed
the following:                                                            information is provided in handouts, worksheets, and project
• Reading assignments in preparation for new lessons or for rein-         specification documents.
    forcement of learned concepts and principles;
• Worksheets or questions aimed at helping students comprehend
    what they have read;
• Writing assignments such as reflective paragraphs, journals,
    summaries, outlines, comments, essays and research papers;
• Projects that are designed to allow students to apply learned
    knowledge or to demonstrate the understanding of such knowl-
    edge;
• Case studies designed to teach students critical thinking and
    problem-solving skills or to develop competence in applying
    learned concepts and principles;
• Applied research conducted to enrich and/or deepen compre-
    hension of certain concepts and principles;
• Library research projects designed for students to employ learn-
    ing resources to broaden their horizon and/or to practice meth-
    ods for locating and utilizing information in the library or on the
    Internet;
• Reviewing class notes and other materials in preparation for a
    formative or summative assessment, e.g., quizzes, tests, and
    exams;
• Mathematical problems and practices to enhance computa-
    tional skills; and
• Hands-on practices to build and enhance proficiency in psy-
    chomotor skills.




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accounting technology

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The accounting profession continues to evolve in the new century, and technological
                              developments have significantly enhanced both quality and productivity throughout the
                              industry. Increasing complexities in accounting, changes in accounting standards and the current
                              economic conditions have all contributed to a growing need for individuals with entry-level skills
                              in the accounting profession. The objective of the Associate of Science Degree Program in
                              Accounting Technology is to prepare students with a solid foundation of accounting knowledge
                              and technological skills so that they can seek entry-level employment in the accounting industry.

Changes in account-           DESCRIPTION
                                 The Accounting Technology program is built upon a solid set of core accounting courses that
ing standards have            provide the competencies needed for graduates to be successful at the entry level. Additionally,
                              specific courses have been designed to prepare students to proficiently use the technology
contributed to a
                              commonly employed in the accounting industry. Furthermore, related subjects such as business,
growing need for              finance, economics, and accounting professional practices are covered to prepare students on
                              general knowledge necessary as a professional in the field. Students in this program also take a
individuals with skills       set of general education courses that help train them in areas of critical thinking, verbal and
in the accounting             written communication, humanities, mathematical, natural and social sciences.
                                 The Associate of Science Degree Program in Accounting Technology consists of 20 courses with
profession.                   a total of 60 semester credits, which can be completed in 20 months in the best case scenario. Of
                              the 20 courses, 12 are in the accounting occupational field and 8 in general education.
                                 Graduates from the Associate’s program are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as:
                              Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing, Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks, Bill and Account
                              Collectors, and Tax Preparers.

                                See course descriptions on pages 14, 15, 79–83.




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    Associate of Science Degree
      Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

      CONCENTRATION                                                                                      36 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      AT101           Concepts of Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT102           Principles of Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT103           The Accounting Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT104           The Accounting Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM150           Fundamentals of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM251           Fundamentals of Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT201           Fundamentals of Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT202           Accounting Information Systems I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT203           Accounting Information Systems II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT210           Accounting Professional Practices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT215           Tax Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM259           Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

      CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    24 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH101          Business Math. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60
      *Indicates a general education course.




      This program is offered only online.




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accounting technology concentration courses
  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


AT101 - Concepts of Accounting                                                        AT104 - The Accounting Cycle
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   In this course students will study fundamental accounting                             In this course students will learn to record various accounting
concepts and how to classify and record basic business                                transactions, prepare adjusting journal entries in the month end
transactions. They will become acquainted with commonly used                          closing process, which enables them to construct basic financial
accounting acronyms and the rule making bodies that provide                           statements. Students will also learn to differentiate between
guidance to the accounting profession. The course also identifies                     recurring and non-recurring journal entries.
the primary professional organizations in the industry and the                        Prerequisites: AT101,AT102,AT103
certifications accounting professionals can seek.
Prerequisite: MTH101                                                                  AT201 - Fundamentals of Economics
                                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
AT102 - Principles of Accounting
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                              This course will familiarize students with important aspects of
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              both Macro and Micro economics that pertain to the accounting
   This course teaches students how to record transactions related                    profession. They will learn the ten principles of economics, the
to balance sheet accounts, including fixed assets, intangible                         theory of supply and demand, characteristics of markets and
assets, and inventory. The course will also identify basic internal                   monetary policy. Students will also learn how currency and
control processes and introduce students to the fundamentals of                       interest rate fluctuations impact business decisions.
cost accounting.                                                                      Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: AT101
                                                                                      AT202 - Accounting Information Systems I
AT103 - The Accounting Close                                                          Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                 In this course students will develop financial reports using
   Students will learn the accounting cycle by handling simulated                     electronic spreadsheets. They will become proficient in utilizing
source data, manually recording it to the appropriate special                         the features of electronic spreadsheets required by the accounting
journal, posting it to the sub-ledger and general ledger. They will                   profession. This course will expose students to a database
learn terminology and best practices related to accounts                              program and various accounting applications. The students will
receivable and accounts payable. Students will prepare and record                     also learn to efficiently research technical information using the
payroll, including calculations of taxes, various fringe benefits,                    Internet.
payroll tax reports, and journal entries. Inventory procedures,                       Prerequisites: CIS101,AT101,AT102, AT103,AT104
counts, valuations and adjustments will also be covered in this
course.
Prerequisites: AT101,AT102




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AT203 - Accounting Information Systems II
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   In this course students will learn how data flows from journals
to ledgers within an accounting software application. They will
have hands-on experience setting up a company, entering
transactions, and preparing financial reports using an accounting
software application. They will also learn to transfer data from one
program to another.
Prerequisites: AT101,AT102,AT103, AT104,AT202

AT210 - Accounting Professional Practices
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course will expose the student to the various career paths
                                                                       AT215 - Tax Accounting
available to graduates of the program. Students will acquire a
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
working knowledge of the professional standards applicable to          Semester Credit Hours: 3
practicing accountants and the fiduciary responsibilities                 This course will teach fundamental income tax concepts.
accountants owe to their clients. The course will also explore the     Students will learn how to prepare a basic individual income tax
ethical expectations the public has of accountants.                    return, using a tax preparation software application. The course
Prerequisite: None
                                                                       will also cover sales and property taxes and teach students how to
                                                                       calculate payroll taxes. It will also discuss how taxes can impact
                                                                       business decisions.
                                                                       Prerequisite: AT104




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business management

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Associate of Science Degree Program in Business Management provides students who have
                              already earned a High School diploma or equivalency the opportunity to broaden their business
                              knowledge by attaining an associate degree. The degree is designed to equip students with the
                              knowledge and entry-level skills for employment in the business environment. The program is
                              balanced on a theoretical and practical framework derived from the social, behavioral,
                              managerial, and informational sciences. The program enables students to evaluate general
                              business issues and focuses on problem solving in the workplace in relation to other aspects of
                              the organization, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and society at large.
Students will develop
                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
decision making                 The Associate of Science Degree Program in Business Management provides students with the
                              development of appropriate business and administrative skills, marketing research, and decision
abilities to excel in
                              making abilities to excel in the business environment. Students will learn the conceptual and
the business                  practical skills needed to enter the workforce. Upon completion of this degree graduates are
                              prepared to seek entry-level business positions in their chosen fields, such as: General and
environment.                  Operations Managers, Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Administrative
                              Services Managers, and Social and Community Service Managers.

                                See course descriptions on pages 20–23, 79–83.




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    Associate of Science Degree
      Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

      CONCENTRATION                                                                                      33 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      BM150           Fundamentals of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM152           Principles of Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM154           Fundamentals of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM156           Business Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM158           Human Resource Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM251           Fundamentals of Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM253           Conflict Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM255           Macroeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM257           Microeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM259           Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM261           Business Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

      CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    27 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AT101           Concepts of Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH101          Business Math. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SCI210          Introduction to Ecology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         80
      *Indicates a general education course.




      This program is offered only online.




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bachelor of science in           business management

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business Management is designed to equip
                              students with the knowledge and skills for employment in the business environment with
                              emphasis in managing in those environments. This degree is grounded in a theoretical framework
                              derived from the social, behavioral, managerial, and informational sciences. This program
                              enables the student to evaluate potential business advantages in relation to other aspects of the
                              organization, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and society at large.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                 The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business Management provides students with the
                              development of appropriate business and management skills, marketing research, and decision
                              making abilities. Students will learn the conceptual and practical skills needed to help businesses
                              and organizations capitalize on a strategic advantage. Upon completion of this degree graduates
                              are prepared to seek employment and/or advancement into supervisory or management
                              positions in their chosen fields.

                                See course descriptions on pages 20–23, 91–95.




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      Bachelor of Science Degree
        Program Requirements: 40 Courses, 120 Semester Credits, and 160 Weeks.

        CONCENTRATION                                                                                        72 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        BM150           Fundamentals of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM152           Principles of Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM154           Fundamentals of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM156           Business Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM158           Human Resource Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM251           Fundamentals of Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM253           Conflict Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM255           Macroeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM257           Microeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM259           Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM261           Business Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM350           Managing Teams and Individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM352           Diversity in the Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM354           Accounting for Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM356           Concepts in Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM358           Operations Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM360           Consumer Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM362           E-Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM465           Leadership Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM467           Project Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM469           Labor Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM471           International Business and Global Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM473           Organizational Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM475           Foundations of a Business Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

        CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                      48 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AT101           Concepts of Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH101          Business Math. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY305          Lifespan of Human Development* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI310          Ecosystem Biology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SOC315          Social Issues in Contemporary America* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HUM405          Ethical Issues Today* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH320          Statistics* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HUM410          20th-Century American Art* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HST415          American Government* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                          120
        *Indicates a general education course.
        This program is offered only online.
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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


BM150 - Fundamentals of Business                                                      BM158 - Human Resource Management
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course will expose the student to the legal environment in                        This course is designed to help students develop an
which business is conducted, including examples of business                           understanding of the fundamentals of human resources within a
industries, legal forms of business, stakeholders of a business, and                  business. It explores the ‘human capital’ perspective of employees
the impact of the legal environment upon a business. Students                         as the principal economic asset of the enterprise. The course
will also be introduced to risk factors that impact a business and                    studies how the human resource management function is
the role of corporate governance in business.                                         evolving in different types of organizations and underscores the
Prerequisite: None                                                                    implications for human resource professionals.
                                                                                      Prerequisite: None
BM152 - Principles of Management
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           BM251 - Fundamentals of Finance
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   This course introduces the environment of American                                 Semester Credit Hours: 3
management with an overview of various topics that serve as a                            This course integrates the principles of financial and managerial
foundation for the further study of management. Topics include                        accounting to prepare students to use accounting for assessing
the environments that businesses operate in; the organizational                       and managing the health of an organization. Topics include
structures of businesses; management functions in enterprises;                        balance sheets, income statements, statement of cash, financial
and the challenges of managing marketing, operations,                                 statement analysis, and internal analysis techniques.
information technology, finance, and human resources.                                 Prerequisite: MTH101
Prerequisite: None
                                                                                      BM253 - Conflict Resolution
BM154 - Fundamentals of Marketing                                                     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                 The course teaches the fundamental concepts of conflict
  This course provides a practical approach to marketing and                          resolution and negotiation as well as the application of these
applications of marketing in organizations and in the marketplace.                    concepts in the workplace. The course will review the dynamic
Topics include marketing technology and the Internet, global                          field of conflict management and examines the professional
marketing, ethics, and customer service.                                              practice of successful conflict resolution. Students will learn how
Prerequisite: None                                                                    to think productively about conflict and resolution in order to help
                                                                                      them be effective employees, negotiators, facilitators, mediators,
BM156 - Business Information Technology                                               and communicators.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Prerequisite: None
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course introduces the fundamentals of computer systems
and role of the information processing in today’s business
environment. This course will prepare students to integrate their
management expertise and information technology.
Prerequisite: None




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BM255 - Macroeconomics
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course focuses upon the theory and application of
macroeconomic concepts. Topics include gross domestic
product (GNP), fiscal and monetary policy, aggregate supply
and demand, consumer price index, and international trade.
Prerequisite: MTH220

BM257 - Microeconomics
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course focuses upon the theory and application of              BM350 - Managing Teams & Individuals
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
microeconomic concepts. Topics include market forces of supply
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
and demand, consumers and producers market efficiency, public
                                                                          This course prepares students to manage a wide variety of
goods and common resources, tax systems, costs of production,
                                                                       workplace personalities. Students will learn how successful
competitive markets, monopolistic competition, and distribution of
                                                                       managers balance teams and teamwork while maintaining
income.
                                                                       customer-focused. The course will also examine the role and
Prerequisite: MTH220
                                                                       responsibility of managers and their reports in a constantly
BM259 - Business Communications                                        changing and demanding work environment.
                                                                       Prerequisite: BM152
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces the student to effective methods of          BM352 - Diversity in the Workplace
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
business communications. Students will acquire the skills
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
necessary to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft
                                                                         This course examines the role of professionals in understanding
Excel and Microsoft Outlook to create typical business documents.
                                                                       the needs, expectations, and behaviors of multicultural customers
Students will be exposed to methods used in conducting technical
                                                                       and co-workers. Students explore diversity from the individual
research and proper formatting of written communications.
                                                                       perspectives and use real-world solutions to examine their own
Prerequisite: CIS101
                                                                       awareness of other cultural social environments.
                                                                       Prerequisite: None
BM261 - Business Law
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                       BM354 - Accounting for Managers
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   This course emphasizes public law, regulation of business,
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
ethical considerations, and various relationships which exist within
                                                                          This course teaches students how to record transactions related
society, government, and business. Specific attention will be
                                                                       to balance sheet accounts, including fixed assets, intangible assets,
devoted to cyber law issues regarding online transactions as well
                                                                       and inventory. The course will also identify basic internal control
as traditional legal areas such as privacy rights and copyrights.
                                                                       processes and introduce students to the fundamentals of cost
Prerequisite: None
                                                                       accounting.
                                                                       Prerequisite: MTH220




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BM358 - Operations Management                                        BM362 - E-Commerce
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                          Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                             Semester Credit Hours: 3
   Students in this operations management course will be exposed        This course provides students an overview of the effects E-
to the operating practices and procedures found in both              Commerce has on business. Electronic commerce lies at the
manufacturing and service delivery firms. The focus will be on       forefront of modern marketing and strategic management,
business processes and procedures used to transform inputs into      altering the competitive landscape for large and small
finished goods and services while emphasizing quality control.       corporations alike. The Internet and new media are reshaping
Prerequisite: BM150                                                  industries, creating new opportunities, and challenging existing
                                                                     commercial models and relationships. Using a managerial
BM356 - Concepts in Customer Service                                 perspective, this course focuses on key issues related to e-
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                     commerce including strategy development, competitive
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                     advantage, current and emerging technologies, pricing,
  Explores the importance of customer service in the business
                                                                     distribution channels, promotion, and advertising.
environment. Students will discover the challenges organizations
                                                                     Prerequisite: None
have attracting and retaining customers in the global
marketplace. The course is designed to teach exemplary customer      BM423 - Organizational Process Analysis
service thinking in public or private, domestic or international     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
organizations.                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: None                                                      This course focuses on the analysis of business systems and
                                                                     analytical techniques in organizational operations and problem-
BM360 - Consumer Marketing                                           solving. Group dynamics, change process, and work flows models
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                     are emphasized and evaluated for potential process improvement.
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                     Students learn to identify, define, and document business
   This course provides a practical and managerial approach to the
                                                                     processes and problems and develop solutions.
principles and applications of marketing in organizations and in
                                                                     Prerequisite: None
the marketplace. Topics include the marketing process and
strategic planning; the global marketing environment; developing     BM465 - Leadership Development
marketing opportunities and strategies; developing the marketing     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
mix through product development, pricing strategies, distribution    Semester Credit Hours: 3
channels, and promotion techniques; and managing marketing              This course focuses on human motivation and leadership skills
through customer relationships, social responsibility, and           required to effectively manage groups and individuals. Topics
marketing ethics.                                                    include motivation principles, leadership styles, workplace stress
Prerequisite: None                                                   and conflict, and the dynamics of group interaction.
                                                                     Prerequisite: BM152




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BM467 - Project Management
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course examines project management roles and
environments, the project life cycle and various techniques of
work planning, and control and evaluation to achieve project
objectives. The tools currently available to project managers
are discussed throughout this course.
Prerequisites: BM152,CIS101

BM469 - Labor Relations
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course focuses on history of the American labor
movement, wage policy, productivity, collective bargaining,
labor mobility, and government regulations of management and
                                                                  BM475 - Foundations of a Business Plan
unions are explored.
                                                                  Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Prerequisite: None
                                                                  Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                     Students will discover the foundations of writing a business
BM471 - International Business and Global
Management                                                        plan. Principle elements of a business plan are explored in detail;
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                       business plan research, key investor and lender requirements, the
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                          executive summary, the organization plan and marketing
  This course provides students with a fundamental                component, financial forecasting in a business plan, and the
understanding of the broad impact of the global environment.      management descriptions. Students will demonstrate their
Topics include political, economic, technological, regulatory,    knowledge of the material presented by ending the course with
competitive, and cultural nature conducting business.             their own personally written business plan.
Prerequisite: None                                                Prerequisites: BM150,BM152,BM154,CIS101

BM473 - Organizational Development
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course focuses on the analysis of business systems and
analytical techniques in organizational operations and problem-
solving. Group dynamics, change process, and work flows models
are emphasized and evaluated for potential process improvement.
Students learn to identify, define, and document business
processes and problems and develop solutions.
Prerequisite: None




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computer networking & security

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 Computer networks are an indispensable part of modern day life. They are utilized
                              everywhere; from paying a bill with your home computer, to processing volumes of information
                              on the high-speed networks of today’s technology-oriented businesses. This program teaches the
                              skills necessary for graduates to obtain entry-level employment in the growing field of Computer
                              Networking & Security.
                                 Using a closely integrated combination of classroom theory and hands-on lab experience,
                              students are taught the essentials of computer maintenance and repair. In addition, graduates of
                              this program have experience with hardware and software components used by organizations to
A career in Computer          operate over local and Internet-based networks. These include Linux and Microsoft operating
                              systems and network software, Cisco operating software and equipment, and widely used
Networking &                  business application software packages.
Security offers many             The program also emphasizes communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal
                              skills that offer our graduates an edge in the competitive business environment of the 21st
exciting career               century. The courses in this program are not certification courses nor are certifications a
                              prerequisite for graduation.
opportunities.
                                 A career in Computer Networking & Security offers many exciting opportunities. In today’s
                              society, businesses, schools and government agencies need trained professionals to oversee their
                              computer systems and administer their networks.
                                 Graduates of this program receive either a Diploma or an Associate of Science Degree in
                              preparation to seek positions such as Computer, automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
                              and Computer User Support Specialists. The Associate of Science Degree provides the foundation
                              for a graduate to work toward long-term career opportunities in management and upward
                              mobility in the workplace.

                              TRAINING EQUIPMENT / HARDWARE / SOFTWARE
                                 Every student receives a network and computer tool kit. These kits contain screwdrivers, pliers,
                              cabling crimpers, strippers, punch down tool and cable tester for various network connections.
                                 The computers utilized provide training on equipment found in many modern businesses. In
                              addition, a number of different network file servers, printers, CD-ROMs, and multi-media devices
                              are used. Networking devices such as hubs, switches and routers, wireless NICs and access points
                              are also used.
                                 The software covered includes modern operating systems such as, Windows and Linux. The
                              Network operating systems include major server operating systems such as Windows and Linux
                              server software.

                                See course descriptions on pages 26, 27, 79–83.




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    Associate of Science Degree
      Program Requirements: 21 Courses, 63 Semester Credits, and 84 Weeks.

      CONCENTRATION                                                                                     45 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      CNS101         A+ Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS103         A+ Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS105         A+ Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS107         Desktop Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS109         Windows Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
      CNS110         Network Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS202         Advanced Windows Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS204         Exchange Server Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS210         Linux Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS212         Advanced Linux Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS214         Network Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS216         Network Switching & Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS220         Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      NCT105         Word Processing and Spreadsheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      NCT110         Wireless Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

      CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                   18 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102          Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      ENG101         English Composition* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SPH205         Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH220         College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PSY101         Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SCI210         Introduction to Ecology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                        63
      *Indicates a general education course.


    Diploma
      Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 36 Semester Credits, and 48 Weeks.

      COURSES                                                                                           36 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      CNS101         A+ Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS103         A+ Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS105         A+ Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS107         Desktop Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS109         Windows Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS110         Network Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS202         Advanced Windows Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS204         Exchange Server Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CNS210         Linux Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      NCT105         Word Processing and Spreadsheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      NCT110         Wireless Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PD102          Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                        36
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CNS101 - A+ Hardware                                                     CNS109 - Windows Administration
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                 Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces the student to personal computers with            This course prepares the student to administer a configuration
an emphasis on the internal components and basic startup                 of desktop systems, peripherals and servers using Microsoft
processing. Training is provided for installing, replacing and           Windows Server software. Specific areas covered include
maintaining parts such as memory, chips and interface cards. The         installing, configuring and troubleshooting user accounts, file
student is taught to work with the hardware in a safe and                access, data storage, printers and server security.
effective way.                                                           Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103
Prerequisite: None
                                                                         CNS110 - Network Concepts
CNS103 - A+ Software                                                     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                    This course will introduce the student to fundamental computer
   This course trains the student to install, configure and              network concepts such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and
troubleshoot common operating systems for personal computers             network operating systems. This course also covers network
with emphasis on Microsoft operating systems. An introduction to         installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, client/server
other operating systems such as Linux is included.                       architecture, TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless transmission.
Prerequisite: None                                                       Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105

CNS105 - A+ Peripherals                                                  CNS202 - Advanced Windows Administration
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                 Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course addresses the peripheral equipment and networks             This course covers advanced features of the Microsoft Windows
that allow computer systems to obtain, retain, display and               Server software. Specific areas covered include network protocols
transmit data. Students are taught how to install, configure and         and control, IP addressing, server availability and scalability, and
troubleshoot hardware devices such as printers, scanners and             server security.
disks. Students will also work with configuring computers to             Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS109
transmit data across networks.
Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103                                             CNS204 - Exchange Server Administration
                                                                         Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
CNS107 - Desktop Support                                                 Semester Credit Hours: 3
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                 This course covers the fundamental features of the Microsoft
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                 Exchange Server software. This includes installation planning,
   This course concentrates on training the student to be effective      server preparation, installation and configuration. Also presented
at supporting desktop users with typical business office programs.       are routine administrative tasks such as managing recipient
It also prepares the student to assist users with effective use of the   objects, security, client access, uninstalling and upgrading.
systems in such areas as backups and installation of hardware and        Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS109
software. The use of scripting languages to assist in support
functions and as a tool to automate functions will also be covered.
The Microsoft Office suite of tools will be used extensively.
Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103




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CNS210 - Linux Administration
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course will introduce the student to the fundamental
Linux operating system concepts including Linux File systems,
BASH Shell, system initialization and X Windows. This course
covers basic Linux administrative tasks for the system and
peripherals.
Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS109

CNS212 - Advanced Linux Administration
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                             CNS220 - Network Security
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   This course will prepare the student for more advanced Linux         Semester Credit Hours: 3
topics in the areas of administration, security, and application           This course provides training with high-level security measures
usage. This course includes installation methods for multiple Linux     for web access, e-mail, file transfer, wireless access, and instant
distributions, implementing on-the- fly hard drive partitioning,        messaging. Physical access security measures are also addressed.
advanced interoperation with Microsoft based operating systems,         The student is taught intrusion detection, virus protection, and the
Quota Management, advanced text processing commands, daemon             use of encryption to secure network resources.
                                                                        Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS109,CNS110,
management, and web based services.
                                                                        CNS210
Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS210

CNS214 - Network Routing                                                NCT105 - Word Processing and Spreadsheets
                                                                        Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                        Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course will teach the student how routers control                   In this course the student learns the major features and tools to
communication across networks. Cisco router technology will be          support users of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Learning
used to show many ways in which networks can be configured to           activities include generating documents, formatting data, and
achieve the desired network control and performance.                    using productivity tools such as templates. The student also learns
Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS110                              to assist users with creating and modifying documents using the
                                                                        many features available in these products.
CNS216 - Network Switching & Security                                   Prerequisite: None
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                NCT110 - Wireless Devices
  This course will instruct the student in the use of switches to       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                        Semester Credit Hours: 3
control network traffic. It covers LANs, VLANs, and trunking. It also
covers the methods used to perform inter-VLAN routing.                     This course allows the student to learn the evolution of wireless
Prerequisites: CNS101,CNS103,CNS105,CNS110                              networks, early mobile telephony, analog cellular telephony and
                                                                        digital cellular telephony. The student will learn the principles and
                                                                        fundamentals of wireless communications and trace the
                                                                        development of wireless technology over the years. They will also
                                                                        learn to set up different kinds of wireless networks, using
                                                                        appropriate equipment.
                                                                        Prerequisite: CNS101,CNS103




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criminal Justice

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Associate of Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice provides students with the legal
                              knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills that are highly valued in the criminal
                              justice field. The program is designed to prepare students academically and socially for entry-
                              level positions in today’s criminal justice environment. Special attention is paid to the fields of
                              corrections, law enforcement and security, the three main career paths for entry-level criminal
                              justice professionals. Along with learning the basics of criminology, juvenile justice, and
                              multiculturalism, students also receive training in technology, investigative techniques and
                              firearms theory.
Students will develop
                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
skills for today’s               The Associate of Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students
                              with an understanding of the criminal justice system, techniques, technologies and required skills
Criminal Justice
                              and abilities. Graduates of the program are prepared to seek entry-level positions in the criminal
environment.                  justice field. Graduates may apply for positions such as Correctional Officers and Jailers, Bailiffs,
                              Security Guards, and Police.

                              CLASSROOM PROCEDURE
                               The course work consists of lecture / demonstration and practical applications.

                                See course descriptions on pages 32–35, 79–83.




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     Associate of Science Degree
       Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

       CONCENTRATION                                                                                      30 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       CJ103           Criminal Law and Adversarial Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ155           Fundamentals of Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ157           Juvenile Delinquency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ159           Criminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ163           Introduction to Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ231           Criminal Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ234           Police Community Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ236           Cultural Diversity in Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CJ241           Firearms Theory, Safety and Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       BM253           Conflict Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

       CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    30 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       BM152           Principles of Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       BM261           Business Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       BM259           Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60
       *Indicates a general education course.




       This program is offered only online.




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bachelor of science in           criminal Justice

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students
                              with the knowledge and ability to advance in the criminal justice field. Students gain both
                              theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the fields of management and administration, law,
                              community relations, and conflict resolution. Field-specific topics such as criminalistics and
                              terrorism are included as well as necessary soft skills such as team building, decision making and
                              communications. The program allows students to select a concentration and focus on a specific
                              area of criminal justice: police, corrections or juvenile issues.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice is intended to provide students
                              with the criminal justice fundamentals, advanced theory and applications as well as
                              management skills essential to success and advancement in criminal justice organizations.
                              Graduates of the program will be prepared to seek entrance into the criminal justice field and will
                              be able to pursue advancement opportunities into supervisory or management positions.

                              CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
                               The course work consists of lecture/demonstration and practical applications.

                                See course descriptions on pages 32–35, 91–95.




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      Bachelor of Science Degree
        Program Requirements: 40 Courses, 120 Semester Credits, and 160 Weeks.

        CONCENTRATION                                                                           69 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        CJ103   Criminal Law and Adversarial Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ155   Fundamentals of Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ157   Juvenile Delinquency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ159   Criminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ163   Introduction to Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ231   Criminal Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ234   Police Community Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ236   Cultural Diversity in Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ241   Firearms Theory, Safety and Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM253   Conflict Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ344   Victim Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM350   Managing Teams and Individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM352   Diversity in the Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ346   International Issues in Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ463   Managing Modern Prison Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ477   Criminalistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ479   Terrorism Preparation and Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ481   Constitutional Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Option I: Police or
        CJ336                   Ethics in Crime and Justice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ340                   Criminal Justice Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ475                   Advanced Crime Scene Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ444                   Police Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ483                   Domestic Disputes and Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Option II: Corrections or
        CJ338                   Probation and Parole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ340                   Criminal Justice Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ467                   The American Justice System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ465                   Legal Aspects of Corrections Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ471                   Crisis Prevention and Intervention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Option III: Juvenile
        CJ338                   Probation and Parole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ340                   Criminal Justice Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ342                   Juvenile Justice Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ471                   Crisis Prevention and Intervention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CJ473                   Gang Theory: Practice and Suppression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                   51 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        PD102          Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CIS101         Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM152          Principles of Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM261          Business Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM259          Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        ENG101         English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SPH205         Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH220         College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY101         Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI210         Introduction to Ecology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY305         Lifespan of Human Development* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI310         Ecosystem Biology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SOC315         Social Issues in Contemporary America* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HUM405         Ethical Issues Today* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH320         Statistics* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HUM410         20th-Century American Art* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HST415         American Government* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                          120
        *Indicates a general education course.                                   This program is offered only online.
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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


CJ103 - Criminal law and Adversarial Process                                          CJ163 - Introduction to Corrections
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course provides the student with an overview of both                             This course examines the history, development and evolution of
criminal law and criminal procedure. Emphasis is placed on                            the American Correctional System. Topics include: correctional
knowledge of federal and state criminal statutes, and the                             history, prisons, correctional ideologies, the court processes, jails
necessary elements and potential defenses for various crimes.                         and detention facilities, probation, intermediate sanctions,
Students will be exposed to the full process of a criminal case, and                  imprisonment and various correctional systems. Upon completion
learn to draft pre-trial and post-conviction pleadings and assist in                  of this course, students should be able to discuss the development
trial preparation.                                                                    of the American correctional system, as well as discuss topics such
Prerequisite: None                                                                    as correctional ideologies, the court processes, jails, probation and
                                                                                      applicable correction systems.
CJ155 - Fundamentals of Criminal Justice                                              Prerequisite: CJ155
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           CJ231 - Criminal Investigation
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
  The course presents an in-depth study of the American Criminal                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Justice System including the history, theories, responsibilities, and                    This course introduces students to criminal investigation in the
functions of the primary parts of the system: police, courts and                      field. Topics include a brief history of criminal investigation, basic
corrections. Particular emphasis is placed on the critical                            concepts, investigative methods, interviewing, witnesses and
evaluations of the system and our knowledge of it, as well as                         evidence, ethics and laboratory and technical services. Upon
professionalism and ethics in all functions.                                          completion of this course, students should be able to describe
Prerequisite: None                                                                    basic investigative concepts, explain the ethical considerations
                                                                                      when gathering evidence, and give a basic overview of
CJ157 - Juvenile Delinquency
                                                                                      investigative laboratory and technical services.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                                      Prerequisite: BM259
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course examines the patterns and trends of juvenile
                                                                                      CJ234 - Police Community Relations
delinquency. Special attention is given to explaining delinquency,                    Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
gangs, the juvenile court process, and the rights of juveniles. This                  Semester Credit Hours: 3
course also explores drugs, relations with juveniles and family and                      Students will explore the working practicalities of various
delinquency.                                                                          effective community, ethnic group, and human and race relations
Prerequisite: CJ155                                                                   programs. Students will learn tools for using the community to
                                                                                      effectively prevent crime. Real world case studies and available
CJ159 - Criminology
                                                                                      community statistics are examined to illustrate the correlations
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              between effective community management and reduced crime
                                                                                      Prerequisite: None
  This course examines the principles and concepts of criminal
behavior. Topics studied include an in-depth review of the
definition of criminology, patterns and costs of crime, research
methods, science of criminology and crime causation. Upon
completion of this course, students should be able to define and
describe the science of criminology, criminal behavior concepts,
patterns of crime and research methods.
Prerequisite: CJ155



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CJ236 - Cultural Diversity in Law Enforcement
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course presents a comprehensive study and analysis of
sensitive topics and issues related to diversity and
multiculturalism facing law enforcement agents in the 21st
century. Topics include practical information and guidelines on
working effectively with diverse cultures, the dilemmas of
racial minorities as opposed to ethnic minorities, and an
analysis of actions taken to alleviate negative interactions
between police and residents.
Prerequisite: None                                                     CJ338 - Probation and Parole
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
CJ241 - Firearms, Theory, Safety and Applications                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                               This course examines the theories and practices involved in
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                       probation and parole processes and decision-making. Topics
   This course examines the use of firearms in modern Criminal
                                                                       include pre-sentence investigations, probationer supervision,
Justice agencies. Students will explore topics that include
                                                                       parole administration and services, treatment, the role of a parole
theoretical applications of use of force, including non-lethal
                                                                       officer, effective means of tracking, helping former prisoners
alternatives, firearms maintenance and advanced firearms training
                                                                       acclimate successfully to society, juvenile services, alternate
techniques. Significant attention is given to firearms safety.
                                                                       theories to the traditional probation and parole system.
Students will not handle firearms in this course.                      Prerequisite: CJ155
Prerequisite: None
                                                                       CJ340 - Criminal Justice Administration
CJ336 - Ethics in Crime and Justice                                    Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                         This course explores contemporary law enforcement agencies
   This course examines how personal and moral beliefs influence
                                                                       and their functions within the American Criminal Justice System.
the relationship between criminal justice and social justice. Topics
                                                                       Topics include criminal investigation, terrorism, street gangs,
include ethical reasoning, the nature of criminal guilt, law making,
                                                                       borders, accountability, ethics, corruption and civil liability.
law enforcement, judicial processing, punishment and emerging          Prerequisite: None
issues (technology and media). Upon completion of this course,
students should be able to describe and define how personal and        CJ342 - Juvenile Justice Administration
moral beliefs affect the world of criminal justice, define how         Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
ethical reasoning occurs, and recognize the place of law and           Semester Credit Hours: 3
punishment within an ethical system.                                     This course will examine current issues in Juvenile Justice
Prerequisite: None                                                     Administration including the expansion of community diversion
                                                                       programs, public pressure to get tougher with delinquent juveniles
                                                                       and juvenile processing that resembles adult processing with
                                                                       changing laws. This course will also examine the role of juvenile
                                                                       courts and the significant changes in authority of juvenile judges
                                                                       and juvenile caseworkers.
                                                                       Prerequisite: None




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criminal Justice concentration courses, continued
CJ344 - Victim Advocacy                                                CJ463 - Managing Modern Prison Systems
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course explores a critical component of the criminal justice      This course presents the philosophy, history, and development
system: the victims. The course introduces students to a wide          of the American correctional system. Topics include: correctional
range of victimization experiences that crime victims are forced to    functions, custody functions, management and treatment
deal with. Upon completion of this course, students will have a        functions, prisons, correctional ideologies, the court processes,
more realistic approach to understanding the process of                jails and detention facilities, probation, intermediate sanctions
victimization and the coping mechanisms that victims employ to         and imprisonment.
deal with their particular experiences.                                Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: None
                                                                       CJ465 - Legal Aspects of Corrections Management
CJ346 - International Issues in Criminal Justice                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                  This course examines the main facets of the legal environment
   This course introduces students to international criminal justice   of prison and jail administration. The course presents information
issues including the tracking and apprehension of international        in a format that is designed for the corrections practitioner in
criminals, an examination of how the law is enforced in many           mind. Topics include a discussion about law and how it interfaces
countries and the challenges with respect to protecting American       with corrections, correctional compliance with constitutional and
citizens in foreign countries. This course will also examine           other legal standards, and the role of law in correctional
international treaties and agreements that guarantee certain           operations.
rights will be observed during criminal procedures against foreign     Prerequisite: None
nationals and will also include considerable discussion with
respect to international human rights.                                 CJ467 - The American Justice System
Prerequisite: CJ163                                                    Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
CJ444 - Police Management                                                 This course will examine the unique characteristics that set the
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            American Justice System apart from every other system of law and
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               justice in the world. Topics that will be examined include the
   This course combines theory and practice to examine the day-        history and philosophy of American Law Enforcement, the focus
to-day rigors of police management. Topics include personnel           on individual rights under the American Constitution and the
roles and functions, issues and practices, study and scope of          complexity of the American adult and juvenile corrections system.
justice administration, and organization/administration principles     Capital punishment in America will also be examined.
and practices. Upon completion of this course, students will have      Prerequisite: None
a better understanding of police culture, police organizations,
operating policies, and proactive police leadership.                   CJ471 - Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Prerequisite: None                                                     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                          This course presents an overview of crisis intervention services
                                                                       for victims along with the standards of care and treatment for
                                                                       persons in trauma and acute crises. Topics include victims of
                                                                       natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent
                                                                       crimes, and personal or family crises, psychiatric emergencies,




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medical crises, community-wide disasters, and high school
shootings. Upon completion of this course, students should be
able to describe various services available for those who have
encountered crises, explain crisis intervention strategies, and
describe care and treatment for victims.
Prerequisite: None

CJ473 - Gang Theory: Practice and Suppression
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            CJ479 - Terrorism, Preparation and Response
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course reviews contemporary practices within the
community policing and juvenile justice system and focuses                This course introduces students to a comprehensive overview of
primarily on gangs. The course explores ill-defined models and         terrorism, its history, and current trends and activities. Topics
misinterpreted practices that have failed and provides an analysis     include domestic and international terrorism, differences between
why these models have not worked. Upon completion of this              ideology and terrorism, terrorist training, weapons of mass
course, students should have an understanding of what is working       destruction, defenses against terrorism, legal aspects, impact of
for agencies in the United States and how these “best practices”       the media, and current terrorist activities. Students will also
can be employed.                                                       explore effective measures of responding to terrorist activities.
                                                                       Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: None

CJ475 - Advanced Crime Scene Investigation                             CJ481 - Constitutional Law
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course explores advanced elements of investigation                This course explores the impact of the of the Constitution of the
including field-tested techniques and procedures, technical            United States and its amendments on the Criminal Justice System.
information of crime scene investigation, witnesses and evidence,      Topics includes the structure of the Constitution and its
preservation of evidence. Special attention is devoted to              amendments, court decisions pertinent to contemporary criminal
professional ethics and crime scene health and safety issues.          justice decisions, and other related issues, and other related topics.
Prerequisite: CJ231                                                    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to identify
                                                                       and discuss the basic structure of the U.S. Constitution and the
CJ477 - Criminalistics                                                 rights and procedures as interpreted by the courts.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Prerequisite: None
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course examines the field of forensic science through an       CJ483 - Domestic Disputes and Violence
exploration of its applications to criminal investigations. Students   Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
explore updated technologies, techniques, practices and
procedures within the field. Topics covered include: the crime            This course explores the causes, consequences, and prevalence
scene, physical evidence, physical properties, organic analysis,       of domestic violence as well as the positive law enforcement
inorganic analysis, the microscope, hair, fibers, and paint, drugs,    response. Topics include using a socio-legal approach, a practical
forensic toxicology, forensic aspects of arson and explosion           criminal justice perspective, the theory and practice of domestic
investigations, forensic serology, DNA, fingerprints, firearms, tool   violence, and the forms of domestic violence perpetrated in a
marks and other impressions, document and voice examination,           variety of gender, age, and orientation relationships. Upon
and forensic science on the Internet.                                  completion of this course, students should be able to describe an
Prerequisite: None                                                     overview of domestic violence and explain some of the current
                                                                       approaches to dealing with domestic violence.
                                                                       Prerequisite: None
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dental assisting

                              OBJECTIVE
                                The Dental Assistant’s responsibilities are critical to the delivery of quality dental health care.
                              Advanced technologies and the increasing demand for dental services have resulted in significant
                              growth in the industry. Dental Assistants are integral members of the health care profession
                              dedicated to serving the public and providing comprehensive patient care. The mission of the
                              Dental Assisting program is to provide quality career education and prepare students to assist in
                              the organized delivery of dental services. Graduates of the Dental Assisting program will be
                              prepared to seek a career as an entry-level Dental Assistant.
                                Upon completion of the Diploma program, graduates may seek such specific positions as
Dental Assisting              Dental Assistants.

plays a vital role in         EXTERNSHIP
                                 Following the successful completion of all classroom training, students will continue to be
the organized delivery
                              challenged by incorporating their classroom and laboratory formative knowledge and skills into
of dental services.           Externship I and II. Through the externship experience, the student gains first-hand knowledge of
                              the workplace and performs the assigned duties to meet the expectations in a professional
                              setting. Students are expected to adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
                              learning and observations.

                                See course descriptions on pages 38, 39, 79–83.




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     Diploma

       Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 39 Semester Credits, and 51 Weeks.
       COURSES                                                                                            39 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       PD102          Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH102          Human Body Support & Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA121          Fundamentals of Dental Assisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA122          Chairside Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA123          Preventive Dentistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA124          Prosthodontic & Periodontal Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA125          Restorative Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA126          Dental Laboratory Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA128          Dental Radiography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA130          Dental Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       DA282          Externship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
       DA295          Externship II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                          39




       This program is offered only at the ground campus.




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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


DA121 - Fundamentals of Dental Assisting                                              DA124 - Prosthodontic & Periodontic Procedures
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces students to dental terminology and                             This course covers the scope of prosthodontics and periodontics
intraoral structures. Students will also learn infection control                      including instrumentation, materials and procedures. Students
procedures that follow OSHA regulations and utilize a dental                          will learn and research periodontal diseases that affect the oral
practice management system to keep patient records according to                       cavity and the body as a whole. Periodontal diseases as they relate
HIPAA guidelines. Principles and techniques in telephone                              to removable prosthodontics will be discussed.
communication; correspondence, scheduling, and recall will be                         Prerequisites: AH102, DA121, DA122
covered.
Prerequisite: None                                                                    DA125 - Restorative Procedures
                                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
DA122 - Chairside Techniques                                                          Semester Credit Hours: 3
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                              This course introduces students to the dental operatory,
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              equipment, instruments, four handed techniques and tray set-ups.
   This course introduced the students to the dental operatory,                       Permanent and temporary restorative materials are introduced
equipment, instruments, four handed techniques and tray set-ups.                      and instructions given on proper mixing techniques. Pedodontics,
Students learn to properly transfer instruments to the operator                       as a specialty, is introduced and the behavior patterns of children
and to use various charting systems. This course also covers                          are studied.
emergencies, patients with disabilities and seating and dismissing                    Prerequisites: AH102, DA121, DA122
patients along with utilizing dental software to manage patient
records at chairside.
Prerequisite: None

DA123 - Preventive Dentistry
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  In this course, students learn preventive dentistry concepts and
applications along with fundamental knowledge of the disease
process, plaque control, oral hygiene, and basic principles of
nutrition as related to oral health. They will also practice fluoride
application, sealants, and coronal polishing procedures.
Prerequisite: AH102, DA121, DA122




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DA126 - Dental Laboratory Procedures
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   Students learn in this course the physical and chemical
properties of dental impression materials will be emphasized
along with their characteristics. They will be exposed to the
procedure of obtaining patient’s negative impressions of the oral
cavity, pouring and trimming of positive models. Patients need
for bleaching trays and athletic mouth guards, fabrication and
delivery will also be explained in this course.
Prerequisites: AH102, DA121, DA122
                                                                       DA282 - Externship
DA128 - Dental Radiography                                             Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Semester Credit Hours: 6
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                          Students will learn the strategies and skills in preparation for
   This course focuses on theory and practical application of dental
                                                                       seeking employment in the field of study. This course will also
radiography. Students learn various radiography techniques and
                                                                       allow the student to apply what they have learned in the program
practice x-ray techniques on a patient simulator (DXTTR
                                                                       curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility under the
mannequin). Emphasis on radiation safety is provided by industry
                                                                       supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the externship
approved monitoring devices. They will also learn to develop
                                                                       experience, the student gains first-hand knowledge of the
exposed film, mount x-ray film and perform maintenance on the x-
                                                                       workplace and performs the assigned duties to meet the
ray equipment.
                                                                       expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
Prerequisites: AH102, DA121, DA122
                                                                       adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
DA130 - Dental Specialties                                             learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
                                                                       Prerequisites: All program courses.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course covers the duties required of the assistant in the      DA295 - Externship II
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
specialty areas of Oral Surgery, Endodontics, and Orthodontics.
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students learn the instruments, terminology and procedures
                                                                          This course allows the student to apply what they have learned
related to each dental specialty and gain new perspectives of
                                                                       in the program curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility
dental care in each specialty area.
                                                                       under the supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the
Prerequisites: AH102, DA121, DA122
                                                                       externship experience, the student gains first-hand knowledge of
                                                                       the workplace and performs the assigned duties to meet the
                                                                       expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
                                                                       adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
                                                                       learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
                                                                       Prerequisites: DA282




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health information management

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Health Information Management profession continues to evolve in the new century.
                              Technological developments have significantly enhanced both quality and productivity
                              throughout the industry. Increasing complexities in coding, changes in coding standards and the
                              current economic conditions have all contributed to a growing need for individuals with entry-
                              level skills. The objective of the Health Information Management program is to prepare students
                              with a solid foundation of knowledge and technological skills so that they can seek entry-level
                              employment in the health information field. Many opportunities exist in such areas as clinics,
                              hospitals, physicians’ offices, hospice facilities, government agencies, insurance companies,
Health Information            nursing facilities, and home health agencies. Graduates of the Health Information Management
                              program will leave the program equipped with professional competencies that enable them to
Management                    seek entry-level employment.
continues to evolve
                              DESCRIPTION
with technological               The Health Information Management program is an industry influenced curriculum that
                              provides fundamentals and hands-on practical application that will allow the graduate to
developments.                 effectively support a medical office or facility at the entry level. Students will learn skills used in
                              medical insurance, medical coding, reimbursement, data collection, and the standards of Health
                              Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and safeguards that protect
                              healthcare information. In addition, students will apply practice management and electronic
                              health record software that is industry driven with principles vital to efficient management of
                              health information to complete daily office tasks.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                 Graduates of the Associate of Science degree program are prepared to seek specific positions
                              such as: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians and Medical Secretaries. The
                              program also provides the foundation for a graduate to seek expanded career opportunities in the
                              field of Health Information Management and prepares them for future career advancement as
                              well as additional positions such as: Data Quality Analyst, Cancer Registrar, Medical Records
                              Analyst, Inpatient Coder, and Health Information Management Coordinator.

                              EXTERNSHIP
                                While externship is not a required component of the program, students in their last few
                              months of program completion are strongly encouraged to find a healthcare facility in their area,
                              where they can perform volunteer work in a real-world environment so they may gain direct
                              exposure at a healthcare setting and their work flow and apply what they have learned in the
                              Health Information Management program.

                                See course descriptions on pages 42, 42, 79–83.




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    Associate of Science Degree
      Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

      CONCENTRATION                                                                                      39 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      AH101           Medical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH102           Human Body Support & Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH103           Human Body System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH116           Healthcare Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH134           Administrative Skills for Health Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH240           Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI121           Medical Office Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI223           Principles of Medical Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI225           Health Information Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI227           Medical Insurance & Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI229           Reimbursement Methods & Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI231           Health Information and Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HI250           Health Information Management Capstone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

      CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    21 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60
      *Indicates a general education course.




      This program is offered only online.




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concentration courses                                                      *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


HI121 - Medical Office Procedures
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces administrative duties necessary to
successfully maintain a medical office. The students will learn
various types of insurance coverage, scheduling techniques,
procedures in filing, preparation and retention of medical records,
coding and reimbursement. Within this course the concepts of
confidentiality and guidelines of health information,
professionalism, and effective verbal and written communication
skills within the healthcare environment are introduced.
Prerequisites: AH101,AH102,AH103

HI223 - Principles of Medical Coding                                  HI227 - Medical Insurance & Billing
                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course provides an in-depth study of ICD-9-CM, CPT and           This course will guide the students through the differences of
HCPCS coding. Developmental practice to increase proficiency          insurance coverage, types, plans, policies, and contracts. Students
through the usage and application of medical terminology and          will further develop coding skill and accuracy as they integrate
abbreviations necessary in diagnostic and procedural coding will      these practices with claim form preparation and electronic claims
be emphasized. The student will also be taught the skills             processing. State and Federal regulations, plan options, and payer
necessary to recognize fraud and abuse utilizing Correct Coding       requirements will be explored. Students will also examine
Initiative standards, and examine the importance of professional      healthcare contracts, and identify HIPAA standards and OSHA
certification and options for continuing education.                   guidelines.
                                                                      Prerequisites: AH101,AH102,AH103
Prerequisites: AH101,AH102,AH103

HI225 - Health Information Technologies                               HI229 - Reimbursement Methods & Procedures
                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course will enable the student to maintain patient health        This course will teach the students insurance claim processing
information in an electronic format. Practice management              and collection procedures. The students will apply research
software will be used to support healthcare facility procedures.      techniques necessary for efficient accounts receivable
The student will practice office financial management by              management and explore methods used to reconcile
generating reports and patient statements in a timely manner for      reimbursement issues. Documentation in both paper and
prompt reimbursement. Introduction of Electronic Health Records       electronic form will be covered.
                                                                      Prerequisites: AH101,AH102,AH103
history and utilization are explored.
Prerequisites: AH101,AH102,AH103




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HI231 - Health Information and Data Management                       HI250 - Health Information Management Capstone
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                          Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                             Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course will enable the student to maintain health data          This course will provide the student with a simulated experience
management in the hospital and physician’s office. Emphasis is       that emulates the daily tasks and activities of a health information
placed on patient record content, procedures in record               management professional in a medical office setting. Students will
management, quantitative analysis, indexes and registers, health     apply knowledge learned throughout their program to real-life
research and statistics, and quality management. Students will       scenarios to practice their skills in coding and performing medical
further explore regulatory and accrediting agencies, and alternate   office tasks. Students will also be required to complete a research
health care delivery systems.                                        project and create a policy and procedures document for safeguarding
Prerequisite: HI121                                                  health information for a specific area of a medical office.
                                                                     Prerequisites: HI121,HI223,HI225,HI227, HI229,HI231




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healthcare management

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The healthcare industry continues to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure
                              smooth business operations. According to U.S. Department of Labor occupational outlook
                              projections, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent
                              from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The Associate of Science degree
                              program in Healthcare Management is designed to equip students with fundamental knowledge
                              and skills needed to seek entry-level employment in the health care environment. This degree is
                              grounded in a theoretical framework derived from the social, behavioral, managerial, and
                              informational sciences. The graduate will have an understanding of the variables in health care
                              services; the ability to complete risk assessments of the populations managed; and an
                              appreciation for the human factor necessary in providing health care support services. The
                              program uniquely blends the environment of health care with the business principles required in
                              the growing industry of health care.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                The Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Management will allow students to start
                              without prior education in the area or enter the program with prior education at the diploma or
                              certificate level in a health related professional area and pursue an associate’s degree with an
                              emphasis in the development of business and management skills. Graduates are prepared to seek
                              employment in a wide variety of health related businesses such as: Medical and Health Services
                              Managers, Administrative Services Managers, Social and Community Service Managers, and Sales
                              Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products.

                              CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
                                 This program is offered entirely online, and students can take only one course at a time.
                              Through both asynchronous and synchronous (for the Live Lecture portion) learning, students
                              interact with the faculty and each other meaningfully and engage in active learning activities
                              such as threaded discussions, written assignments, case studies, and research projects.

                                See course descriptions on pages 50, 51, 79–83.




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    Associate of Science Degree
      Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

      CONCENTRATION                                                                                      30 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      HM101           Concepts of Accounting for Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH116           Health Care Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM158           Human Resources Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH220           Ethical Aspects of Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH240           Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH250           Communication for Health Care Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HM220           Decision Making in Healthcare Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HM230           Healthcare Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HM240           Healthcare Marketing and Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      HM250           Risk Management in Healthcare Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

      CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    30 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM152           Principles of Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM255           Macroeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      BM257           Microeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60
      *Indicates a general education course.




      This program is offered only online.




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bachelor of science in           healthcare management

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The healthcare industry continues to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure
                              smooth business operations. According to U.S. Department of Labor occupational outlook
                              projections, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent
                              from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The Bachelor of Science degree
                              program in Healthcare Management is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to
                              seek employment in the health care environment with emphasis in managing health care service
                              functions. This degree is grounded in a theoretical framework derived from the social, behavioral,
                              managerial, and informational sciences. The graduate will have an understanding of the variables
                              in health care services; the ability to complete risk assessments of the populations managed; and
                              an appreciation for the human factor necessary in providing health care support services. The
                              program uniquely blends the environment of health care with the business principles required in
                              the growing industry of health care.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                 The Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management will allow students to start without
                              prior education in the area or enter the program with prior education at the associate’s degree
                              level in a health related professional area and pursue a baccalaureate degree with an emphasis in
                              the development of business and management skills. Graduates are prepared to seek
                              employment in a wide variety of health related businesses such as: Medical Health Services,
                              Administrative Services, Social and Community Services, Medical Office or Clinic, Healthcare
                              Marketing, and Healthcare Sales. In addition, graduates are prepared to seek advancement into
                              supervisory or management positions in their chosen fields, growing through expanded
                              responsibilities and experience.

                              CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
                                 This program is offered entirely online, and students can take only one course at a time.
                              Through both asynchronous and synchronous (for the Live Lecture portion) learning, students
                              interact with the faculty and each other meaningfully and engage in active learning activities
                              such as threaded discussions, written assignments, case studies, and research projects.

                                See course descriptions on pages 50, 51, 79–83.




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      Bachelor of Science Degree
        Program Requirements: 40 Courses, 120 Semester Credits, and 160 Weeks.

        CONCENTRATION                                                                                        60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        HM101           Concepts of Accounting for Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH116           Health Care Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM158           Human Resources Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH220           Ethical Aspects of Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH240           Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH250           Communication for Health Care Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM220           Decision Making in Healthcare Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM230           Healthcare Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM240           Healthcare Marketing and Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM250           Risk Management in Healthcare Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM340           Community and Public Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM342           The U.S. Healthcare System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM344           Healthcare Organizational Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM346           Healthcare Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM441           Quality Assurance in Healthcare Delivery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM443           Managerial Communication for Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM445           Strategic Planning and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM447           Applied Research for Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HM449           Current Health Care Trends & Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM465           Leadership Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

        CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                      60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM152           Principles of Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM255           Macroeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM257           Microeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM350           Managing Teams & Individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM352           Diversity in the Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM354           Accounting for Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY305          Lifespan of Human Development* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI310          Ecosystem Biology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SOC315          Social Issues in Contemporary America* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH320          Statistics* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HUM405          Ethical Issues Today* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HUM410          20th-Century American Art* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        HST415          American Government* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                          120
        *Indicates a general education course.
        This program is offered only online.
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bachelor of science in           healthcare management
degree completion

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Healthcare Management is designed to equip
                              students with knowledge and entry-level skills for employment in the health care environment
                              with emphasis in managing in those environments. This degree is grounded in a theoretical
                              framework derived from the social, behavioral, managerial, and informational sciences. The
                              graduate will have an understanding of the variables in health care utilization; and ability to
                              complete risk assessments of the populations managed; and appreciation for the human factor
                              necessary in providing health care. The program uniquely blends the environment of health care
                              with the business principles required in the growing industry of health care.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                 The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Healthcare Management will allow students with
                              an associate degree in a health related professional area to obtain a baccalaureate degree with an
                              emphasis in the development of business and management skills. Graduates are prepared to seek
                              employment in a wide variety of health related businesses such as: Medical Health Services,
                              Administrative Services, Social and Community Services, Medical Office or Clinic, Healthcare
                              Marketing, and Healthcare Sales. In addition, graduates are prepared to seek advancement into
                              supervisory or management positions in their chosen fields, growth through expanded
                              responsibilities or upward progression through a series of career ladder positions.

                              CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
                                 Each course stands alone as a unit of study and is not dependent upon prerequisite training. A
                              student may enter the program at the beginning of any course and continue through the
                              sequence until completion of all courses. The course work consists of lecture/demonstration and
                              practical applications.

                                See course descriptions on pages 50, 51, 79–83.




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        Bachelor of Science Completion Degree
           Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

           CONCENTRATION                                                                                              39 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
           BM350                 Managing Teams and Individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           BM352                 Diversity in the Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           BM354                 Accounting for Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM340                 Community and Public Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM342                 The U.S. Healthcare System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM344                 Healthcare Organizational Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM346                 Healthcare Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM441                 Quality Assurance in Healthcare Delivery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM443                 Managerial Communication for Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM445                 Strategic Planning & Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM447                 Applied Research for Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HM449                 Current Health Care Trends & Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           BM465                 Leadership Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

           CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                            21 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
           PSY305                Lifespan of Human Development* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           SCI310                Ecosystem Biology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           SOC315                Social Issues in Contemporary America* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HUM405                Ethical Issues Today* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           MTH320                Statistics* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HUM410                20th-Century American Art* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           HST415                American Government* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                                   60
           *Indicates a general education course.



           Prerequisites for Concentration Area:
           AH240         Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           BM158         Human Resources Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           BM152         Principles of Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
           AT101         Concepts of Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

           The prerequisite courses are required for the students whose associate’s degree program didn’t contain academic courses
           in those areas.




           This program is offered only online.




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healthcare management concentration courses
  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


HM101 - Concepts of Accounting for Healthcare                                         HM250 - Risk Management in Healthcare Settings
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   In this course students will study fundamental accounting                            This course introduces students to the fundamentals of risk
concepts utilized in the health care field. They will become                          management in health care. Students will learn general risk
acquainted with how to classify and record basic business                             management strategies including liability reduction and process
transactions, learn the commonly used accounting acronyms and                         improvement. Ethical issues and strategies for specific risk areas
the rule making bodies that provide guidance to accounting                            will also be covered.
professionals in the health care industry. The course also                            Prerequisites: AH116, AH220
identifies the primary professional organizations in the industry
and the certifications accounting professionals can seek.                             HM340 - Community and Public Health
Prerequisite: None                                                                    Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
HM220 - Decision Making in Healthcare Business                                           This course addresses the policy making, ethics, and regulations
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           relating to public health. Students will study the cultural,
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              professional, and scientific elements that impact public health as
   In this course, students will learn the basic concepts, steps and                  well as the role of primary care and public health in providing
tools applicable to business decision making in healthcare                            preventative services. The concept of management theory within
settings. Students will be exposed to several components of the                       public health is also discussed.
strategic planning process and key business decision making                           Prerequisite: None
elements such as review of internal assets, external factors and
other considerations. Students will also gain familiarization with                    HM342 - The U.S. Healthcare System
                                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
business plan development, implementation and monitoring.
                                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: None
                                                                                        This course will cover the various functions of the United States
HM230 - Healthcare Finance                                                            healthcare system. A brief historical evolution of healthcare is
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           examined. Challenges in medical care delivery, disease
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              prevention, and healthcare financing, and barriers to access of
   This course introduces students to the fundamentals of                             care will be identified and assessed. The various types of health
healthcare finance. Students will explore elements and process of                     services professionals, their training, practice requirements and
financial decision-making in a healthcare organization. Students                      practice settings will be profiled and analyzed.
will also learn the key concepts of financial management, general                     Prerequisite: None
principles of accounting, and financial statements through case
studies.
Prerequisite: HM101

HM240 - Healthcare Marketing and Strategies
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course gives students the opportunity to examine the
fundamentals of marketing and its strategies. Emphasis is placed
on the marketing process and planning. Students learn to examine
the environment factors associated with health care marketing
and key concepts such as marketing process, buyer behavior,
market segmentation, product and price methodology.
Prerequisite: None
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HM344 - Healthcare Organizational Management                          HM443 - Managerial Communication in Healthcare
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course covers motivation, leadership, conflict management        This course develops the student’s communication skills as a
and negotiation as they apply to health care management.              manager within the healthcare community. Awareness of various
Students will explore organizational issues such as work design,      communication styles and audiences will be discussed along with
coordination, communication, managing power, and political            effective and ineffective ways of communication. Students will be
process. This course will expose students to strategic alliances,     taught managerial skills needed to communicate in culturally-
innovation and change, efficiency and effectiveness as they relate    diverse organizations.
to performances of the organization.                                  Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: None
                                                                      HM445 - Strategic Planning & Implementation
HM346 - Healthcare Information Systems                                Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                 In this course students learn to think, plan, and manage
   The course explores how healthcare information technology          strategically. The external environment’s impact on health care
systems are employed to maintain and secure patient information       organizations will be discussed. Students will be exposed to the
and healthcare management data. Students learn what                   relationships among organizational mission, vision, values, and
information technology (IT) is available for healthcare               strategic goals. Action plans and support strategies will also be
management and how such IT systems can support a healthcare           covered.
facility and enable it to meet accreditation licensure, and           Prerequisite: None
certification requirements. The course also covers topics such as
strategic planning for IT systems, IT project management and          HM447 - Applied Research for Healthcare
                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
implementation, and routine IT support and risk management.
                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: None
                                                                         This course addresses research methods and the process from
HM441 - Quality Assurance in Healthcare Delivery                      initial design to the final reporting of the analysis. Several types of
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           research, design, measurements, data collection, and analysis
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              methods will be covered. The course is designed to emphasize the
  In this course students learn concepts and methodologies of         use of research to improve health services.
quality assurance, quality improvement, patient safety, and quality   Prerequisite: None
measurement. External as well as internal factors that impact
quality of health care delivery are critically evaluated, and         HM449 - Current Healthcare Trends and Issues
                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
management strategies for quality assurance are discussed.
                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students also explore Total Quality Management principles as
                                                                         This course addresses controversial issues in health and society
applied to healthcare organizations.
                                                                      requiring the student to think critically regarding current trends
Prerequisite: None
                                                                      and issues. Health insurance, rationed health care, political
                                                                      protection for insurance industry, and cloning are among the topics
                                                                      that are explored during this course. Students will focus on their
                                                                      future roles in the trends and issues that affect the health care
                                                                      system.
                                                                      Prerequisite: None




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medical assistant

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional who plays an important role as a
                              member of the health care team in a variety of medical settings. The Medical Assistant program
                              introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the body systems, medical terminology, and
                              required clinical and administrative skills needed for an entry-level Medical Assistant position.
                              Students will engage in “hands on” training in clinical and administrative procedures such as
                              injections, venipuncture, telephone techniques, filing and preparation of medical records. After
                              successful completion of all classroom training, the student will then complete an externship in a
                              healthcare setting.

The Medical Assistant         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                Graduates from the diploma program may seek entry-level positions such as: Medical
plays an important            Assistants, Medical Secretaries, and Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians.
                                 The Associate of Science Degree Program provides the foundation for a graduate to seek more
role as a member of           expanded career opportunities in the field of medical assisting and prepares them for future
                              career advancement.
the Health Care team
in a physician’s office       EXTERNSHIP
                                After successful completion of all classroom training, the student will then complete an
or clinic.                    externship course within a healthcare facility. Through the externship experience the student will
                              gain first-hand knowledge of the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
                              expectations in a professional setting.

                                See course descriptions on pages 56, 57, 79–83.




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     Associate of Science Degree
       Program Requirements: 17 Courses, 60.8 Semester Credits, and 74 Weeks.

       CONCENTRATION                                                                                     33.8 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       AH104     Fundamentals of Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MA101     Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.8
       MA122     Bookkeeping / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.8
       MA103     Insurance / Health Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA104     Cardiopulmonary / ECG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA125     Laboratory / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA145     Body Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA285     Externship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

       CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                       27 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       PD102     Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH220     Ethical Aspects of Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH240     Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH250     Communication for Healthcare Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       ENG101     English Composition* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       SPH205    Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MTH220    College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       PSY101     Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       SCI210     Introduction to Ecology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60.8
       *Indicates a general education course.


     Diploma
       Program Requirements: 9 Courses, 36.8 Semester Credits, and 42 Weeks.

       COURSES                                                                                           36.8 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       PD102     Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH104     Fundamentals of Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MA101     Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.8
       MA122     Bookkeeping / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.8
       MA103     Insurance / Health Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA104     Cardiopulmonary / ECG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA125     Laboratory / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA145     Body Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
       MA285     Externship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
       Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         36.8




       This program is offered only at the ground campus.



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medical assisting degree completion

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 Medical Assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers based on projections published
                              by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increased complexities within the medical field, changes in
                              health care standards and current economic conditions have all contributed to the growing need
                              for trained health care professionals.
                                 The Associate of Science (AS) degree completion program in Medical Assisting is designed for
                              students who have had completed a Diploma program in this field and wish to earn an AS degree.
                              The objective of the program is to provide additional training for those who are already proficient
                              in the clinical areas of Medical Assisting and enable them to gain knowledge and skills necessary
                              for career expansion and advancement. In this AS degree completion program, students will gain
                              knowledge and skills needed for the Medical Assistant in areas such as healthcare compliance,
                              emergency medical care, patient assessment and care, ethics involved in health care, and medical
                              office supervision. Through the required program courses, students will gain a more in-depth and
                              broader understanding of the medical assisting profession and enhance their overall skills in
                              critical thinking, problem-solving, and professional communications.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                 Graduates of the Associate of Science degree completion program in Medical Assisting will be
                              prepared to seek more expanded career opportunities in the field of medical assisting and in
                              some cases take on supervisory responsibilities. Some examples of positions they can seek
                              include Front Office Supervisor, Back Office Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, Referral Coordinator,
                              Shift Leads, and Instructor for Medical Assisting.

                              EXTERNSHIP
                                Students enrolled in this program must have had their clinical externship in the diploma
                              program or have worked for over at least one year in medical assisting. Therefore, there is no
                              externship component in this program.

                                See course descriptions on pages 56, 57, 79–83.




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     Associate of Science Completion Degree
        Program Requirements for Completion Portion: 12 Courses, 36 Semester Credits, and
        48 Weeks.

        CONCENTRATION                                                                                          18 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        AH116           Healthcare Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA210           Emergency Medical Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA215           Patient Assessment and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH220           Ethical Aspects of Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH240           Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        AH250           Communication for Healthcare Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

        CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                        18 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        ENG101          English Composition* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SPH 205         Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI 210         Introduction to Ecology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CIS101          Computer Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                                36
        *Indicates a general education course.




        This program is offered only online.




        Prerequisite Courses in Concentration Area to Transfer in:
        Students entering the Associate of Science degree completion program must have taken and successfully completed the
        following courses or their equivalency with a C or better grade.

        COURSES
        MA101           Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA122           Bookkeeping / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA103           Insurance / Health Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA104           Cardiopulmonary / ECG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA125           Laboratory / Clinical Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA145           Body Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MA295           Externship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
        Total semester credit hours required to transfer in                                                                                                                 24




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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


AH116 - Healthcare Compliance                                                         MA104 - Cardiopulmonary / ECG
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3.8
  This course introduces the student to compliance regulations                           The circulatory and respiratory systems are introduced with the
within a healthcare facility. Students will be introduced to                          teaching of blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiratory
workplace safety, standards, equipment, and guidelines that have                      measurement techniques. The electrical system of the heart as it
been set up by various government agencies and professional                           relates to electrocardiography is studied along with the EKG
organizations. The student will learn to conduct work in full                         machine. Recording techniques, recognition of interference’s,
compliance with standards and guidelines in healthcare laws,                          patient care and mounting of the graph are taught. An
regulations, and practices.                                                           introduction to medical law and ethics is also presented.
Prerequisite: None                                                                    Prerequisites: AH104,PD102

MA101 - Office Administration                                                         MA125 - Laboratory / Clinical Procedures
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.8                                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3.8
   Administration procedures, filling, telephone techniques,                             This course contains theory and practice in medical diagnostic
appointments, correspondence and mail handling are studied.                           and laboratory techniques. The renal system is taught in
Students learn to process patients and assist in examinations.                        conjunction with the study of urinalysis. Hematology, including
Psychology and communication skills are applied to general                            venipuncture, hemoglobin, hematocrit and blood chemistry
patient care and human relations. The nervous system is                               procedures are taught. Inventory control and management are
introduced, and relevant medical concepts and terminology are                         also studied.
also studied.                                                                         Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102

MA122 - Bookkeeping / Clinical Procedures
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.8
   Students are taught the basic concepts of sterile technique,
sterile surgical procedures and injection techniques. The muscular
system is introduced. Medical office bookkeeping, cash control,
accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll are explored.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102

MA103 - Insurance / Health Sciences
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.8
   Medical insurance coding and claim processing are introduced.
The student is taught medical office emergency procedures. The
Digestive system is presented with relationship to nutrition and
diet planning. Elements of pathology and the human body’s
reaction to disease are studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102




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MA145 - Body Systems                                                      MA215 - Patient Assessment and Care
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                               Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.8                                                Semester Credit Hours: 3
   Anatomical structure and the skeletal system are introduced.              This course emphasizes patient-centered assessment,
Theory of radiation safety and protection is taught. Students are         examination, intervention and treatment that would be directed
trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures in              by physician. The student will learn the basics of human disease
accordance with the guidelines provided by the American Heart             and appropriate care. Students will also demonstrate basic care to
Association. Students study the endocrine system, reproductive            the specific needs of the patient using case studies and role playing
system, obstetrics and pediatrics, and relevant medical concepts          scenarios.
and terminology are also studied.                                         Prerequisite: AH116
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
                                                                          MA285 - Externship
MA210 - Emergency Medical Care                                            Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                               Semester Credit Hours: 8
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                     Students will learn the strategies and skills in preparation for
   This course will reinforce the basic principles of CPR and first aid   seeking employment in the field of study. This course will also
employed by the Medical Assistant. Students will learn the process        allow the student to apply what they have learned in the program
of triaging in the medical office utilizing case studies and role         curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility under the
playing scenarios. Students will also obtain the necessary skills         supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the externship
needed to be the first responder at the scene of an emergency.            experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge of the
Prerequisite: AH116                                                       workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
                                                                          expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
                                                                          adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
                                                                          learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
                                                                          Prerequisites: All program courses




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medical billing & coding

                              OBJECTIVE
                                The Medical Billing & Coding Degree Program provides students with a solid professional
                              foundation in the field and enables them to become a vital member of the health care team and
                              contribute to the overall financial business activities of the health care facility. Students in this
                              program acquire a working knowledge of coding systems, coding principles and rules,
                              government regulations, and third-party payer requirements to ensure that diagnoses, services,
                              and procedures documented in patient medical records are coded accurately for reimbursement
                              and statistical and research purposes.

The Medical Biller            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                Graduates may seek specific positions such as Medical Records and Health Information
& Coder is vital              Technicians and Medical Secretaries. The Associate of Science Degree Program provides graduates
                              with necessary critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Graduates of the
to medical coding,
                              Associates of Science Degree Program can not only seek entry-level employment opportunities as
computerized billing          mentioned above but also are prepared for future career advancement opportunities in
                              supervisory roles. Such employment environments include but are not limited to clinics,
and patient care              consulting firms, government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies, nursing facilities, home
data analysis.                health agencies, and physician offices.

                              CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
                                 Each course stands alone as a unit of study and is not dependent upon prerequisite training. A
                              student may enter the program at the beginning of any course and continue through the
                              sequence until completion of all courses. The course work consists of lecture/demonstration and
                              hands on computer laboratory procedures.

                                See course descriptions on pages 60, 61, 79–83.




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     Associate of Science Degree
       Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

       CONCENTRATION                                                                                      30 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       MBC101          Healthcare Delivery & Insurance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC103          Healthcare Reimbursement & Legal Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC105          Professional Coding Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC107          Medical Records & Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC109          Medical Office Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC111          Health Information Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC113          Medical Billing & Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MBC115          Reimbursement & Collection Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH116           Healthcare Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH134           Administrative Skills for Healthcare Professionals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

       CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    30 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
       PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH220           Ethical Aspects of Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH240           Medical Office Supervision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       AH250           Communication for Healthcare Professionals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       ENG101          English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       SPH205          Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       SCI210          Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60
       *Indicates a general education course.



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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


MBC101 - Healthcare Delivery & Insurance                                              MBC107 - Medical Records & Documentation
Management                                                                            Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                This course introduces the student to electronic medical records
   Students are introduced to the overall concepts of healthcare                      and documentation. Students use a computer billing system for
system organizations, standards for accreditation, licensure, and                     practice in running reports, electronic scheduling, billing
government regulations in healthcare. Methods of                                      operations and electronic filing of claims.
reimbursement, legal aspects of healthcare delivery, and                              Prerequisite: None
professional ethics are emphasized. Various types of insurance
plans will be discussed. Insurance terminology and computer-                          MBC109 - Medical Office Procedures
generated insurance forms will be covered. Anatomy and disease                        Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
processes will be reviewed.
Prerequisite: None                                                                       Students are introduced to the administrative duties and
                                                                                      responsibilities of a medical facility including telephone skills and
MBC103 - Healthcare Reimbursement & Legal                                             scheduling appointments. Medical records formatting, retention
Issues                                                                                of files, release of information and destruction of records is
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           discussed. Students will also become familiar with computerized
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              account management systems. Medical terminology, anatomy
   Students are introduced to insurance reimbursement in the                          and disease processes are emphasized.
healthcare industry. They will study the methodologies used to                        Prerequisite: None
calculate reimbursement. Students also discuss the legal and
ethical principles that govern their area of healthcare. The                          MBC111 - Health Information Technology
students study medical terminology, anatomy, and disease                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
processes.                                                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: None                                                                       Students study the role of the Medical Biller & Coder in the
                                                                                      healthcare delivery system. Student’s practice coding and billing
MBC105 - Professional Coding Practice                                                 related to body systems and procedures. The student studies
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           medical terminology, anatomy and disease processes.
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Prerequisite: None
  The student is introduced to conventional coding,
nomenclature, and classification systems. The student studies
medical terminology, anatomy and disease processes as well as
equipment registries and analysis of the information generated.
Prerequisite: None




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MBC113 - Medical Billing & Coding
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces students to basic coding of diagnostic
statements of diseases and medical procedures. Students
study the signs, symptoms, physical and laboratory findings
associated with diseases of the human body. This course also
provides an overview of computer information systems and
software applications. The student studies anatomy, medical
terminology and pharmacology.
Prerequisite: None

MBC115 - Reimbursement & Collection Process
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   Students are introduced to the collection and reimbursement
process in the medical office. The student will explore collection
techniques for insurance and patient collections. Verbal and non-
verbal methods of communication with patients and payers will be
covered to facilitate the reimbursement and collections process.
The appeals process and legal guidelines for collecting will also be
covered.
Prerequisite: None




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medical office administration

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Medical Administrative Assistant plays an integral role in a medical office or health care
                              facility. Quality patient care often begins in the front office when a patient enters a medical
                              office or health care facility and is greeted by a knowledgeable and professional Medical
                              Administrative Assistant They provide support to patients and providers by performing vitally
                              important administrative functions, such as greeting patients, scheduling appointments,
                              verifying insurance eligibility, patient medical records, copay collections, and insurance billing.
                              The objective of the Medical Office Administration program is to prepare students with a solid
                              foundation of knowledge and technological skills so that they can seek entry-level positions in
                              medical and allied health facilities. Many opportunities exist in such areas as clinics, hospitals,
                              physicians’ offices, hospice facilities, insurance companies, nursing facilities, and home health
                              agencies. Graduates of the Medical Office Administration program will leave the program
                              equipped with professional competencies that enable them to seek entry-level employment.

                              DESCRIPTION
                                 The Medical Office Administration program is an industry influenced curriculum that provides
                              fundamentals and hands-on practical application that will allow the graduate to effectively
                              support a medical office or facility at the entry level. Students will acquire clerical and
                              organizational skills, as well as an in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, insurance, basic
                              coding, hospital admissions and medical billing. Students will apply practice management and
                              electronic health record software that is industry driven with principles vital to efficient
                              management of patient health information to complete daily office tasks.

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                Graduates of the Medical Office Administration diploma program are prepared to seek specific
                              positions such as: Medical Assistants, Medical Secretaries, and Medical and Clinical Laboratory
                              Technicians. The program also provides the foundation for a graduate to seek expanded career
                              opportunities as an: Office Manager, Assistant Office Manager, or Front Office Manager.

                              EXTERNSHIP
                                While externship is not a required component of the program, students in their last few
                              months of program completion are strongly encouraged to find a healthcare facility in their area,
                              where they can perform volunteer work in a real-world environment so they may gain direct
                              exposure at a healthcare setting and their work flow and apply what they have learned in the
                              Medical Office Administration program.

                                See course descriptions on pages 64, 54, 79–83.




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    Diploma
      Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 42 Semester Credits, and 48 Weeks.

      COURSES                                                                                            42 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH104           Fundamentals of Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH102           Human Body Support & Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH103           Human Body System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MO101           Introduction to Medical Office Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      MO102           Computer Skills in the Medical Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      MO103           Fundamentals of Health Insurance Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      MO104           Procedural and Diagnostic Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      MO105           Electronic Health Records Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      MO106           Procedures for Hospital Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MO107           Interpersonal Communications in Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MO109           Virtual Medical Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         42




      This program is offered only online.




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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


MO101 - Introduction to Medical Office                                                MO104 - Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
Procedures                                                                            Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of ICD-
  This course introduces the student to office procedures and                         9-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding. Topics of study include basic rules of
equipment necessary to successfully maintain a medical office.                        sequencing, documentation requirements, coding ethics, fraud
The student will learn proper usage of scheduling techniques and                      and abuse, and coding compliance. Students practice coding by
medical records procedures. Students will become familiar with                        abstracting information from provider source documents for all
the impact that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability                       major body systems.
(HIPAA) regulations have on medical office procedures and state                       Prerequisites: MO101,MO102
and federal regulations pertaining to the medical office
operations.                                                                           MO105 - Electronic Health Records Management
Prerequisite: None                                                                    Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
MO102 - Computer Skills in the Medical Office                                           This course introduces the student to the usage and
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           management of electronic health records used in various settings
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              within the health care industry. The student will apply basic
   This course introduces the student to various effective                            medical terminology and administrative skills to assemble a
communication skills used in the health care setting. The student                     patient’s health record using electronic health records software.
will develop written business communication skills using a variety                    Topics of study include the reasons for integration of technology,
of Microsoft office applications. Along with a portfolio of written                   concepts of health data management, and HIPAA security rules
documents for the healthcare setting, students will create a                          and regulations in a healthcare setting.
resume and carry out activities in career development.                                Prerequisites: MO101, MO102
Prerequisite: None

MO103 - Fundamentals of Health Insurance
Processing
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces the student to the overall concepts of
healthcare systems in the United States. The student will learn the
fundamentals of various insurance plan types and practice billing,
insurance claim filing, reimbursement and collection procedures
using a practice management billing software program.
Prerequisites: MO101,MO102




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MO106 - Procedures for Hospital Admissions
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course focuses on administrative support and customer
service functions in a hospital or outpatient setting. Topics of
study include the patient financial service process from patient
intake through the billing process. Students review hospital
insurance plans, code inpatient procedures and simulate billing
procedures.
Prerequisites: MO101,MO102,MO103,MO104

MO107 - Interpersonal Communications in
                                                                        MO109 - Virtual Medical Office
Health Care
                                                                        Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                        Semester Credit Hours: 4
Semester Credit Hours: 3
                                                                          This course will provide the student with a simulated experience
  This course introduces the student to the principles and practices
                                                                        that emulates the daily tasks and activities of a medical office
that promote effective communications in the healthcare field.
                                                                        assistant. Students will apply knowledge learned throughout the
Students learn how to modify communication styles to overcome
                                                                        program to real-life scenarios and practice their skills in
potential barriers such as cultural differences, age-related issues,
                                                                        performing medical office tasks using a practice management
and the anxious or angry patient. Effective listening, reflection and
                                                                        software program.
appropriate responses are practiced through critical thinking and
                                                                        Prerequisite: MO101,MO102,MO103,MO104,MO105,
case studies. The importance of positive communications is              MO106,MO107,MO108,AH102,AH103, AH104,PD102
emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisites: MO101,MO102




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paralegal

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The legal field has long sought to become more efficient and cost effective. The well-educated
                              paralegal is a valued member of the legal team and part of the solution to the challenges in this
                              professional field. The objective of the Associate of Science Degree Program in Paralegal is to
                              develop qualified paralegals who have a fundamental understanding of the legal system and are
                              eager to meet the growing needs of the legal field and competent in assisting legal professionals
                              in delivering quality legal services.

                              DESCRIPTION
The Paralegal                    The Associate of Science Degree Program in Paralegal lays a solid foundation of legal
                              framework for the students and exposes them to civil law and litigation, criminal law and
is a valued                   adversarial process, family law and property, transactional law, business law, estate planning and
                              probate, administrative law and alternate dispute resolution. Students of this program will also
member of
                              learn to conduct discovery work, gather and organize evidence, do legal research and writing,
the legal team.               and use electronic technology to prepare files, store documents, and file them electronically in
                              court. The program also emphasizes career development, professionalism and ethics.
                                 The Associate of Science Degree Program in Paralegal consists of 20 courses with a total of 60
                              semester credits, which can be completed in 20 months in the best case scenario. Of the 20
                              courses, 13 are in the paralegal occupational field and 7 in general education.
                                 The program enables students to appreciate the legal traditions and use the technology
                              available to the legal professional. Graduates from this program are prepared to seek entry-level
                              employment in the vast field of legal services for such positions as: Paralegal, Document Clerk,
                              Legal Assistant, Case Assistant, Litigation support staff, Court Clerk, Research Assistant, Factual
                              Researcher, and Title Clerk.

                                See course descriptions on pages 68, 69, 79–83.




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     Associate of Science Degree
        Program Requirements: 20 Courses, 60 Semester Credits, and 80 Weeks.

        CONCENTRATION                                                                                      39 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        PL101           Sources of American Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL102           Civil Law and Litigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL103           Criminal Law and Adversarial Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL104           Family Law and Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL105           Transactional Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL106           Discovery and Evidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL201           Estate Planning and Probate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL202           Administrative Law and ADR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL203           Legal Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL204           Legal Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PL205           Technology for the Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM259           Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        BM261           Business Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

        CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    21 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
        PD102           Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        CIS101          Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        ENG101          English Composition* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SPH 205         Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        MTH220          College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        PSY101          Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        SCI210          Introduction to Ecology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                         60
        *Indicates a general education course.



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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


PL101 - Sources of American Law                                                       PL104 - Family Law and Property
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course provides students with the fundamentals to                               In this course, students will study the civil structure of marriage
understand the American legal environment. It explores the                            and family and the termination of marriage based on state law.
sources of the law, focusing on the Constitution’s role in allocating                 This course will also address the control of property within
legal power and responsibility in government. Students will learn                     marriage and the distribution of property during divorce. In this
the difference between state and federal jurisdiction and between                     course, students will learn the nature of working in family law
laws created legislatively and judicially. They will also learn how a                 with an understanding of the states’ role in family law
decision of the U.S. Supreme Court can have an impact on one’s                        proceedings.
everyday life.                                                                        Prerequisite: PL101
Prerequisite: None
                                                                                      PL105 - Transactional Law
PL102 - Civil Law and Litigation                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                 This course will explore transactions that provide structure to
   This course provides students an overview of civil causes of                       daily commerce and ownership of real and personal property and
action and the structures and functions of federal and state courts                   the laws governing them. An analysis will be offered of the legal
in which those actions are filed. Students learn about the                            aspects of property ownership and transfers to prepare students
substantive areas of civil litigation and procedure so that they can                  for their activities in a transactional law office.
determine the appropriate court in which to file a pleading.                          Prerequisite: PL101
Prerequisite: PL101
                                                                                      PL106 - Discovery and Evidence
PL103 - Criminal Law and Adversarial Process                                          Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                 This course will introduce the process of gathering evidence
   This course provides the student with an overview of both                          through discovery, the major methods used for discovery, and the
criminal law and criminal procedure. Emphasis is placed on                            criteria of admissible evidence. Students will be exposed to the
knowledge of federal and state criminal statutes, and the                             full scope of potential evidence and discovery strategies for given
necessary elements and potential defenses for various crimes.                         cases with particular focus on electronic discovery. They will also
Students will be exposed to the full process of a criminal case, and                  learn to discern evidentiary value and to predict admissibility of
learn to draft pre-trial and post-conviction pleadings and assist in                  information obtained through the discovery process.
trial preparation.                                                                    Prerequisite: PL101
Prerequisite: PL101




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PL201 - Estate Planning and Probate                                      PL204 - Legal Writing
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                 Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course explores the purpose and place of estate planning,            This course introduces the various documents encountered in
with the various documents utilized in the process. This is followed     the paralegal profession. Students will learn legal terminology and
by the use of the plan in the administration of estates. The roles of    develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for
the probate court are also considered.                                   drafting cogent, professional legal documents. Students will also
Prerequisite: PL104                                                      learn critical elements such as gathering the appropriate
                                                                         information and facts, identifying the legal issues, and proper
PL202 - Administrative Law and ADR                                       document formatting.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                              Prerequisites: ENG101,PL203
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces students to administrative agencies that       PL205 - Technology for the Law Office
impact their lives and the laws that govern them. It also provides a     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
foundation in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) by comparing it       Semester Credit Hours: 3
to traditional dispute resolution and examining its advantages and          In this course the student will explore the technology of the law
disadvantages. ADR is applied in the context of administrative law       office. They will learn to use common applications in ways
in this course.                                                          appropriate to the law office. They will also be introduced to
Prerequisite: PL101                                                      applications unique in the legal field.
                                                                         Prerequisite: CIS101
PL203 - Legal Research
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course introduces the various resources and methods used
to conduct legal research. Both traditional and computer-aided
methods based on authority, topic and keyword will be used to
research issues. Students will navigate the major Internet research
sites and execute intellectual property research through the
appropriate federal office sites. They will learn to differentiate the
primary, secondary and tertiary sources of law and to analyze and
organize legal issues.
Prerequisite: PL101




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pharmacy technology

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 As a nationwide shortage of pharmacists continues to pose a challenge in the field of
                              pharmacy and the role of the pharmacist expands to provide not only patient care and education
                              but also advice to prescribers, the demand for formally educated pharmacy technicians has
                              increased significantly. The well-educated technician is accountable for the daily tasks within the
                              pharmacy, which allows the pharmacist to concentrate on patient care and advice. The objective
                              of the Pharmacy Technician program is to train and develop qualified pharmacy technicians who
                              value the fundamentals of pharmacy standards and competently assist the pharmacist in direct
                              patient care. Graduates of this program are prepared to seek entry-level employment in a variety
The Pharmacy                  of pharmacy settings.
                                 A Diploma as a Pharmacy Technician gives students a solid foundation of pharmacy
Technician works              fundamentals and terminology. Students of this program will get hands-on practice in multiple
under the direct              pharmacy areas such as hospital, retail, compounding, mail-order, and long-term care. Topics
                              such as professionalism, state and federal law, and ethical issues will also be covered.
supervision of                   Diploma Program graduates may seek employment as Pharmacy Technicians.
                                 In most States, pharmacy technicians must be registered or licensed with the State board of
a licensed Pharmacist.
                              pharmacy. Certification, although not required for all states, is available through the Pharmacy
                              Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians
                              (ICPT). To be eligible for state registration/licensure and national certification, students must
                              not have had any drug-related or pharmacy- related convictions, including misdemeanors.

                              EXTERNSHIP
                                 The externship course is undertaken following the successful completion of all classroom
                              training. Through the externship experience the student will gain first-hand knowledge of the
                              workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the expectations in a professional setting.
                              The externship is unpaid and average eight hours a day.

                                See course descriptions on pages 72, 73, 79–83.




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    Diploma
      Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 40 Semester Credits, and 52 Weeks.

      COURSES                                                                                               40 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      PD102     Career Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH101     Medical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH102     Human Body Support & Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      AH103     Human Body System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT150     Fundamentals of Pharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT155     Introduction to Pharmacy Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT160     Compliance and Professional Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT165     Pharmacy Technician Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT170     Practice within the Community Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT175     Practice within the Clinical Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PT281     Externship I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
      PT292     Externship II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                             40




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pharmacy technology concentration courses
  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


PT 150 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology                                                 PT165 - Pharmacy Technician Administration
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
  This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of                             This course focuses on the daily administrative tasks and
pharmacology as needed within the pharmacy technician field.                          responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in various pharmacy
Students learn to categorize medications based on disease state                       settings. Managing medication stock, comprehending the
and common classification standards. Pharmacology,                                    inventory process and using automation will be areas of study
pharmacokinetics, interactions, and therapeutic classes will also                     throughout the course.
be covered.                                                                           Prerequisite: PT155
Prerequisites: AH101,AH102, AH103
                                                                                      PT170 - Practice within Community Settings
PT155 - Introduction to Pharmacy Technology                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                                 This course addresses pharmacy practice in community
   This course introduces students to the fundamentals required to                    pharmacy settings and the tasks required of the pharmacy
work as a pharmacy technician. Students will learn commonly                           technician. Business transactions at the pharmacy out-window,
used abbreviations, routes of administration, use pharmacy                            policy and procedures, and technician’s role in immunizations are
references for research, and the components of a prescription and                     all covered in this course. Students will also be practicing
patient order. Calculations and formulas necessary for common                         extemporaneous compounding commonly produced in
pharmacy practice will be covered.                                                    community settings.
Prerequisite: PT150                                                                   Prerequisite: PT155

PT160 - Compliance and Professional Standards
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  In this course the student will learn federal and state laws when
dealing with controlled substances. Professional standards and
regulations will be addressed, including state license or
registration, national certification, continuing education, and
change management. Maintaining confidentiality and work ethics
will also be stressed in this course.
Prerequisite: PT155




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PT175 - Practice within Clinical Settings
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course focuses on the clinical pharmacy settings and the
tasks required the pharmacy technician. Students will learn
the different processes of drug distribution, medication
dispensing, and specialty services offered within a clinical
setting. Investigational medications, preparing sterile
compounds within a laminar airflow hood, and aseptic
technique will also be covered.
Prerequisite: PT155

PT281 - Externship I                                                  PT292 - Externship II
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              Semester Credit Hours: 4
   This course allows the student to apply what they have learned        This course allows the student to apply what they have learned
in the program curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility   in the program curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility
under the supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the         under the supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the
externship experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge of      externship experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge of
the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the             the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to      expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their          adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)               learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
Prerequisites: All program courses                                    Prerequisites: PT281




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Veterinary technology

                              OBJECTIVE
                                 The Veterinary Technician is a vital member of the veterinary health care team. Technicians
                              perform a wide variety of tasks in the veterinary field. The tasks may include obtaining samples
                              for diagnostic testing; performing diagnostic tests in a laboratory environment for use in the
                              prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of diseases in animals; preparing vaccines for the
                              prevention of diseases; providing nursing care to patients; taking diagnostic radiographs;
                              assisting with anesthesia; preparing instruments, supplies, and patients for surgery; and client
                              education.

Veterinary Technicians        DESCRIPTION
                                The Associate of Science Program in Veterinary Technology consists of 21 courses with a total of
perform a wide                72.5 semester credits, which can be completed in 21 months in the best case scenario. Of the 21
                              courses, 16 are in the Veterinary Technology occupational field and 5 in general education. The
variety of tasks in
                              Veterinary Technology program has provisional accreditation through the American Veterinary
the veterinary field.         Medical Association (AMVA). Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the State and
                              National certification exam to become Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT).

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                 Graduates who successfully complete the national and state certification exams will be
                              prepared to seek entry-level positions as veterinary technicians in large and small animal
                              veterinary practices, veterinary hospitals, humane societies, animal shelters and animal research
                              facilities. The Associate of Science program provides the foundation for a graduate to seek
                              expanded career opportunities in the veterinary technology field and prepares them for future
                              career advancement. Graduates from this program are prepared to seek entry-level employment
                              as Veterinary Technicians.

                              EXTERNSHIP
                                The externship is undertaken following the successful completion of all classroom training.
                              Students work in a veterinary clinic or hospital. During the externship the student is allowed to
                              perform the skills taught during the classroom portion of the training. The externship is unpaid.

                                See course descriptions on pages 76–83.




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    Associate of Science Degree
      Program Requirements: 21 Courses, 72.5 Semester Credits, and 87 Weeks.

      CONCENTRATION                                                                                  57.5 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      VT120          Introduction to Veterinary Technology / Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT125          Principles of Sanitation and Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT130          Companion Animal Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT135          Companion Animal Disease Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT140          Anatomy and Physiology I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      VT145          Anatomy and Physiology II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      VT150          Veterinary Pharmacology and Office Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT155          Diagnostic Imaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT230          Lab Animals, Avian and Exotics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT235          Veterinary Anesthesia for Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT240          Large Animal Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT245          Veterinary Surgical Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT250          Laboratory Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT255          Parasitology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT260          Veterinary Microbiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
      VT295          Externship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

      CORE CURRICULUM                                                                                    15 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
      ENG101         English Composition*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SPH205         Speech Communication* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      MTH220         College Algebra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      PSY101         Introduction to Psychology* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      SCI210         Introduction to Ecology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      Total semester credit hours required                                                                                                                      72.5
      *Indicates a general education course.




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Veterinary technology concentration courses
  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


VT120 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology /                                       VT130 - Companion Animal Nursing
Terminology                                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5                                                               Companion Animal Nursing provides students training in the
   Introduction to Veterinary Technology gives students an                            basic nursing skills for companion animals. Basic skills covered are
overview of the training needed to become a veterinary                                restraint methods, vaccination protocols, common diseases,
technician. Topics that will be covered include veterinary medical                    physical examinations, medical charting, medication delivery by
ethics, the Veterinary Practice Act and how it pertains to                            topical, oral, parenteral, and enteral routes, animal identification,
technicians, regulatory veterinary medicine, human-animal bond,                       grooming, common breeds, reproductive techniques, care of
career opportunities and job descriptions, and the role of the                        newborn and orphan animals, and safety procedures.
technician in the veterinary health team. Medical terminology                         Prerequisites: VT120,VT140,VT145
gives students instruction in writing and speaking medical
terminology. Students will learn the various root words, suffixes,                    VT135 - Companion Animal Disease Management
prefixes, and abbreviations used in veterinary medicine. An                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
emphasis will be placed on spelling and pronunciation.
Prerequisite: None                                                                       Companion Animal Disease Management provides students
                                                                                      with nursing skills in relation to disease management. Topics
VT125 - Principles of Sanitation and Animal                                           covered include collection of diagnostic specimens, fluid therapy,
Nutrition                                                                             urinary catheter placement, bandage and wound care, cast
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           removal, critical care, emergency protocols, and physical therapy.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5                                                            Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT140,VT145
   Principles of Sanitation and Animal nutrition give students
instruction in basic disease prevention in veterinary medicine.                       VT140 - Anatomy and Physiology I
Students will learn how diseases can spread from animal to                            Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
animal as well as animal to humans. Topics include the nature of                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
disease, environmental factors that could affect how diseases are                        Anatomy and Physiology I gives students instruction in basic
spread, common veterinary diseases, and important zoonotic                            anatomy and physiology in domestic animals. Topics that will be
diseases. Other topics included are the proper methods of                             covered will be cellular chemistry and physiology, the skeletal
sanitation including the use of autoclaves, disinfectants, MSDS                       system, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
                                                                                      Prerequisite: VT120
information, and proper disposal of hazardous materials and
waste. Animal Nutrition gives students a basic understanding of
the role of proper nutrition throughout the stages of the animal’s
life. Topics covered include elements of nutrition, nutritional
deficiencies, diet formulation for life stages, therapeutic nutrition,
pet-food analysis, and potential poisons and toxins. Emphasis will
be on companion animals with an introduction into equine and
bovine nutrition.
Prerequisites: VT120,VT140,VT145




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VT145 - Anatomy and Physiology II
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
  Anatomy and Physiology II is the continuation of anatomy
and physiology of domestic animals. Topics covered are
muscular system, respiratory system, urogenital system,
digestive system, endocrine system, and dermatology.
Prerequisites: VT120,VT140

VT150 - Veterinary Pharmacology and Office
Practices
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5                                            VT230 - Lab Animals, Avian and Exotics
                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
  Veterinary Pharmacology and Office Practices provides students
                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
with an overview of veterinary office practices and pharmacology.
                                                                         Lab Animal, Avian, and Exotics provide training on the
Topics include customer service, professional conduct and
                                                                      husbandry, care, and handling of common avian, exotics, and
communication, use of electronic media, medical file
                                                                      laboratory animals. Topics covered include principles of research,
management, telephone etiquette, admitting and discharging
                                                                      basic husbandry, restraint, regulations, sexing, nursing care,
patients, inventory, routine fiscal transactions, client
                                                                      sample collection, common diseases, and anesthesia.
communication and compliance, and standard operating
                                                                      Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,VT150
procedures. Pharmacology topics include veterinary drug
development and control, therapeutic range and routes,                VT235 - Veterinary Anesthesia for Technicians
pharmacokinetics, drug use, measurements, and the common              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
pharmaceuticals used in the veterinary hospital.                      Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145                      Veterinary Anesthesia for Technicians provides training to
                                                                      students to safely and effectively manage anesthetic procedures
VT155 - Diagnostic Imaging                                            and pain. Topics covered will be drugs used in anesthesia, patient
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                      evaluation, patient monitoring, monitoring equipment, patient
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
                                                                      induction, anesthetic equipment, anesthetic equipment
   Diagnostic Imaging will provide students training in taking and
                                                                      maintenance, anesthetic emergencies, and staff safety.
developing radiographs, and assisting with ultrasonography.
                                                                      Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,VT150
Topics that will be covered will be elemental physics of x-ray and
ultrasound production, radiation safety, manual and automatic         VT240 - Large Animal Care
processing, quality control, proper filing, storage, and logging of   Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
radiographs, technique charts, proper positioning and exposure of     Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
animals, positive and negative contrast studies, hip dysplasia           Large Animal Care provides instruction in common nursing
techniques, maintenance of equipment, and alternative imaging         practices for equine and ruminant animals. Topics include
techniques such as ultrasound, CT, MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy.      restraint, identification, patient assessment, sample collection,
Prerequisites: VT120,VT140,VT145                                      patient care, therapeutics, dentistry, reproduction, and common
                                                                      diseases.
                                                                      Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,VT150




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VT245 - Veterinary Surgical Nursing                                   VT260 - Veterinary Microbiology
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
   Veterinary Surgical Nursing provides students training in             Microbiology provides instruction in morphology, physiology,
routine surgical procedures, equipment, and aseptic techniques.       distribution, and economic importance of microorganisms in
Topics covered are rules of aseptic techniques, preparation of the    veterinary medicine. Topics include sterile technique, staining
surgical patient, sterilization of supplies and surgical equipment,   techniques, identification of bacterial and fungal cultures, and
proper gowning and gloving techniques, role of the circulating        other biochemical tests.
nurse, common surgical procedures, identification of surgical         Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,
instruments, suture material, assessment, patient positioning,        VT150
how to maintain anesthetic & surgical records, post-operative care
                                                                      VT295 - Externship
and clean-up, dentistry, and safety protocols.
                                                                      Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,
                                                                      Semester Credit Hours: 6
VT150
                                                                         Students will learn the strategies and skills in preparation for
VT250 - Laboratory Techniques                                         seeking employment in the field of study. This course will also
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           allow the student to apply what they have learned in the program
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5                                            curriculum to practical use in animal healthcare facility under the
   Laboratory Techniques provide instruction in common                supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the externship
laboratory procedures performed in the veterinary clinic. Topics      experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge of the
include laboratory safety, proper specimen management, blood          workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
chemistries and specimen analysis. Emphasis will be placed on         expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
specimen management, laboratory safety, hematology, urinalysis,       adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
and coagulation tests.                                                learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,                  Prerequisite: All program courses
VT150

VT255 - Parasitology
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3.5
  Parasitology provides instruction in common laboratory
procedures performed in the veterinary hospital. Topics include
immunologic testing, parasitology, cytology and necropsy.
Prerequisites: VT120,VT125,VT130,VT135, VT140,VT145,
VT150




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  *The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 8/1/2011.


AH101 - Medical Terminology                                                           AH116 - Healthcare Compliance
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90                                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course is designed to teach the students basic knowledge                        This course introduces the student to compliance regulations
and understanding of medical language and terminology used by                         within a healthcare facility. Students will be introduced to
health care professionals. The student will demonstrate the ability                   workplace safety, standards, equipment, and guidelines that have
to create words using word parts, articulate the definition of                        been set up by various government agencies and professional
medical terminology, and assign medical terminology as it relates                     organizations. The student will learn to conduct work in full
to the body.                                                                          compliance with standards and guidelines in healthcare laws,
Prerequisite: None                                                                    regulations, and practices.
                                                                                      Prerequisite: None
AH102 - Human Body Support & Movement
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           AH134 - Administrative Skills for Health
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              Professionals
  This course presents a fascinating and challenging study of                         Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
human anatomy and physiology. Specifically, students will learn                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
the complexity of organization in human body systems and their                           This course focuses on skill enhancement in the areas of:
functions of support and movement. Additionally, the course will                      keyboarding; building typing speed and accuracy; proper
cover application of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First                    formatting of reports, letters, memos, and tables; ten-key; and
Aid.                                                                                  using word processing to produce business and personal
Prerequisite: None                                                                    correspondence from rough-draft sources. Proofreading,
                                                                                      punctuation, grammar, and mechanical skills are included in the
AH103 - Human Body System Maintenance                                                 document processing exercises.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                                           Prerequisite: None
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   During this course the student will be introduced to anatomy                       AH220 - Ethical Aspects of Healthcare
and physiology of the body systems that provide disease                               Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
protection, body function support and reproduction. The students                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
will explore the structures and functions of the integumentary,                         This course introduces the student to the importance of ethics,
endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems                     laws, and bioethics in the field of healthcare. Major ethical issues
of the body and their related pathologies.                                            such as abortion, genetic manipulation, and euthanasia will be
Prerequisite: None                                                                    covered. Students will research and debate ethical issues found
                                                                                      within the healthcare field.
AH104* - Fundamentals of Allied Health                                                Prerequisite: None
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                              AH240 - Medical Office Supervision
   This introductory course provides students with an overview of                     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
the allied health field. Basic knowledge of medical terminology,                      Semester Credit Hours: 3
including word structure, spelling, and pronunciation will be                            This course introduces students to the supervisory functions and
covered. Students will be introduced to guidelines within                             tasks associated with a medical office. Students are exposed to
healthcare set forth by various governmental agencies. Areas                          office management areas such as teambuilding, personnel,
covered will be aseptic technique, bloodborne and airborne                            documentation, and financial management. The course allows the
pathogens, HIPAA, and workplace safety.                                               student to gain practical knowledge and principles and develop a
Prerequisite: None                                                                    professional attitude and skills for working with fellow employees
                                                                                      in the healthcare field.
                                                                                      Prerequisite: None
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    AH250 - Communication for Healthcare                               BM158 - Human Resource Management
Professionals                                                          Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                  This course is designed to help students develop an
   This course introduces the student to communication skills          understanding of the fundamentals of human resources within a
necessary to interact with patients in various healthcare              business. It explores the ‘human capital’ perspective of employees
environments. Professional boundaries, family and patient              as the principal economic asset of the enterprise. The course
dynamics, and barriers to communication are explored to develop        studies how the human resource management function is
skills for effective communication and interaction.                    evolving in different types of organizations and underscores the
Prerequisite: None                                                     implications for human resource professionals.
                                                                       Prerequisite: None
AT101 - Concepts of Accounting
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            BM251 - Fundamentals of Finance
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   In this course students will study fundamental accounting           Semester Credit Hours: 3
concepts and how to classify and record basic business                    This course integrates the principles of financial and managerial
transactions. They will become acquainted with commonly used           accounting to prepare students to use accounting for assessing
accounting acronyms and the rule making bodies that provide            and managing the health of an organization. Topics include
guidance to the accounting profession. The course also identifies      balance sheets, income statements, statement of cash, financial
the primary professional organizations in the industry and the         statement analysis, and internal analysis techniques.
certifications accounting professionals can seek.                      Prerequisite: MTH101
Prerequisite: MTH101
                                                                       BM253 - Conflict Resolution
BM150 - Fundamentals of Business                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                  The course teaches the fundamental concepts of conflict
  This course will expose the student to the legal environment in      resolution and negotiation as well as the application of these
which business is conducted, including examples of business            concepts in the workplace. The course will review the dynamic
industries, legal forms of business, stakeholders of a business, and   field of conflict management and examines the professional
the impact of the legal environment upon a business. Students          practice of successful conflict resolution. Students will learn how
will also be introduced to risk factors that impact a business and     to think productively about conflict and resolution in order to help
the role of corporate governance in business.                          them be effective employees, negotiators, facilitators, mediators,
Prerequisite: None                                                     and communicators.
                                                                       Prerequisite: None
BM152 - Principles of Management
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            BM255 - Macroeconomics
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   This course introduces the environment of American                  Semester Credit Hours: 3
management with an overview of various topics that serve as a            This course focuses upon the theory and application of
foundation for the further study of management. Topics include         macroeconomic concepts. Topics include gross domestic product
the environments that businesses operate in; the organizational        (GNP), fiscal and monetary policy, aggregate supply and demand,
structures of businesses; management functions in enterprises;         consumer price index, and international trade.
and the challenges of managing marketing, operations,                  Prerequisite: MTH220
information technology, finance, and human resources.
Prerequisite: None


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BM257 - Microeconomics                                                 BM352 - Diversity in the Workplace
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course focuses upon the theory and application of                This course examines the role of professionals in understanding
microeconomic concepts. Topics include market forces of supply         the needs, expectations, and behaviors of multicultural customers
and demand, consumers and producers market efficiency, public          and co-workers. Students explore diversity from the individual
goods and common resources, tax systems, costs of production,          perspectives and use real-world solutions to examine their own
competitive markets, monopolistic competition, and distribution of     awareness of other cultural social environments.
income.                                                                Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: MTH220
                                                                       BM354 - Accounting for Managers
BM259 - Business Communications                                        Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Semester Credit Hours: 3
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                                  This course teaches students how to record transactions related
   This course introduces the student to effective methods of          to balance sheet accounts, including fixed assets, intangible assets,
business communications. Students will acquire the skills              and inventory. The course will also identify basic internal control
necessary to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft        processes and introduce students to the fundamentals of cost
Excel and Microsoft Outlook to create typical business documents.      accounting.
Students will be exposed to methods used in conducting technical       Prerequisite: MTH220
research and proper formatting of written communications.
Prerequisite: CIS101                                                   BM465 - Leadership Development
                                                                       Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
BM261 - Business Law                                                   Semester Credit Hours: 3
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                               This course focuses on human motivation and leadership skills
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               required to effectively manage groups and individuals. Topics
   This course emphasizes public law, regulation of business,          include motivation principles, leadership styles, workplace stress
ethical considerations, and various relationships which exist within   and conflict, and the dynamics of group interaction.
society, government, and business. Specific attention will be          Prerequisite: BM152
devoted to cyber law issues regarding online transactions as well
as traditional legal areas such as privacy rights and copyrights.      CIS101 - Computer Applications
Prerequisite: None                                                     Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
                                                                       Semester Credit Hours: 3
BM350 - Managing Teams & Individuals                                      This course introduces the essential concepts necessary to make
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            effective use of a computer. Students achieve an understanding of
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               what a computer can do, how it works, and how it can be used to
   This course prepares students to manage a wide variety of           create documents using word processing and spreadsheet
workplace personalities. Students will learn how successful            applications. Current software applications are also introduced
managers balance teams and teamwork while maintaining                  related to presentations and database operations used in business
customer-focused. The course will also examine the role and            environments.
responsibility of managers and their reports in a constantly           Prerequisite: None
changing and demanding work environment.
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ENG095 - Fundamentals of English                                       HUM410 - 20th-Century American Art
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                               Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   This is a transitional course designed to help students apply       Semester Credit Hours: 3
effective reading and writing skills. The student will learn reading      This course addresses the historical development of 20th-
comprehension skills by critically analyzing various reading           century American art. Focus is placed on a variety of media,
materials. The course content emphasizes critical reading and          including painting, sculpture, and other media from the Gilded Age
writing mechanics in order to produce clear and concise English        to the end of the century that came to be known as the American
composition. This course is taken via online delivery.                 Century. This course also emphasizes the development of American
Prerequisite: None                                                     styles and modes of modern art, issues of cultural migration, and
                                                                       methods of visual analysis by which American art can be engaged
ENG101 - English Composition                                           in the discussion of historical problems and issues.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90                                            Prerequisite: None
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   Writing skills are essential to professional success. This course   MTH095 - Fundamentals of Math
will expose students to a variety of essay types, and students will    Semester Credit Hours: 3
learn to write with different methods. Students will critically           In this course students learn the fundamental mathematical
analyze various reading materials and gain proficiency in              concepts and skills and get prepared to succeed in a college level
generating writing that is effective and suitable for specific         algebra course. Designed for incoming students who are
rhetorical purposes.                                                   identified through a placement test to lack adequate
Prerequisite: None                                                     mathematical skills, this course helps students transition into
                                                                       college-level academic work. This course is taken via online
HST415 - American Government                                           delivery.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Prerequisite: None
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   Students study the core fundamentals of government – the            MTH101 - Business Math
constitution and governmental, political, social, and economic         Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
structures. Focus is given to the processes that are at the core of    Semester Credit Hours: 3
American governmental institutions as well as governmental                This course provides the student with an overview of business
policy and analysis.                                                   math concepts: decimals, fractions, and percentages. Other math
Prerequisite: None                                                     concepts explored are: bank records, payroll, discounts, pricing,
                                                                       inventory management, interest, consumer credit, and
HUM405 - Ethical Issues Today                                          investments.
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                            Prerequisite: None
Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course examines how moral standards and principles of          MTH220 - College Algebra:
conduct which govern an individual or group are formed.                Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Overviews of a broad range of controversial topics are presented,      Semester Credit Hours: 3
providing students with an opportunity to assess each and                This course introduces the student to college level algebra.
critically evaluate positions held by others. Students will also       Students explore the major concepts of algebra including
receive guidelines on how to write a paper on ethical issues.          polynomials, quadratic equations, linear equations and functions
Prerequisite: None                                                     Prerequisite: None




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MTH320 - Statistics                                                   SCI210 - Introduction to Ecology
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90                                           Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              Semester Credit Hours: 3
   This course provides an overview of the analytical skills needed      This course introduces basic principles of ecology, the study of
for decision making using basic statistical procedures. Specific      relationships between living organisms and their environment.
focus is placed on hypothesis testing. Students will develop skills   Topics include understanding environmental problems, science,
in applying statistical methods used in the analysis of problems.     matter, energy, systems, ecosystems, biodiversity, species
Prerequisites: MTH220                                                 interaction, populations, climate, and sustainability.
                                                                      Prerequisites: None
PD102* - Career Success
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60                                           SCI310 - Ecosystem Biology
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
   This course is designed to help students become effective and      Semester Credit Hours: 3
successful learners in a college environment. Students learn to         This course integrates natural science concepts into an
identify and apply effective learning strategies and to manage        understanding of the structure and functioning of ecosystems.
their student life along with other responsibilities. They are        Focus is placed upon the information required to understand
exposed to the use of computer technology for locating relevant       controls of biological events such as: photosynthesis,
information and generating coursework documents.                      decomposition, and nutrient cycling within diverse land-based and
Prerequisite: None                                                    aquatic landscapes.
                                                                      Prerequisite: SCI210
PSY101 - Introduction to Psychology:
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90                                           SOC315 - Social Issues in Contemporary America
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
  The scientific study of behavior with emphasis on terminology       Semester Credit Hours: 3
and principles that are fundamental to psychological thinking are        Built around the three main theoretical perspectives of sociology,
surveyed in this course. Topics include: the scientific method,       this course will help students analyze various social conditions that
sensation, perception, consciousness, intelligence, learning,         have a negative impact on any segment of the population. Students
memory, personality, motivation, and emotion.                         will critically evaluate contemporary issues including the political
Prerequisite: None                                                    economy, inequality, institutional problems, and crime, as well as
                                                                      discuss projected concerns for the future.
PSY305 - Lifespan of Human Development                                Prerequisite: None
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3                                              SPH205 - Speech Communication:
   This course examines cognitive, physical, social, and emotional    Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
domains in human growth and development from conception               Semester Credit Hours: 3
through adulthood, aging, and death. Emphasis is on classical and       This course will help the student build confidence and skills in
contemporary theory, current research; and practical applications     public speaking in their professional life. Students will learn to
for practitioners, teachers, and parents.                             apply critical thinking skills, employ principles of verbal message
Prerequisite: PSY101                                                  development and related visual design, and plan and incorporate
                                                                      use of technology to effectively communicate with various
                                                                      audiences.
                                                                      Prerequisite: None




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graduation
Graduation Requirements                                                Degree Credential to be Awarded – Online Programs
   Formal graduation ceremonies are held throughout the year.             Upon completion of all graduation requirements the student
Students must complete all required courses in the program with a      will be awarded a Diploma, an Associate of Science or Bachelor of
cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better, and satisfactorily    Science Degree, based on the student’s program of study.
complete the externship portion, if applicable, in an approved
facility. A Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science Degree or a
Diploma is awarded to those meeting the graduation requirements
of their respective program of study.




career center
ROLE OF CAREER CENTER                                                     Student placement and placement rates are based on multiple
   Graduates are advised regarding opportunities for job               outcomes. The programs are not represented to lead to any
interviews. While no ethical College can guarantee employment,         particular outcome, including the program title.
Anthem College makes a sincere effort toward the successful               Following graduation or at any other time thereafter, graduates
placement of all of its graduates. The College believes that           may take advantage of the College’s Placement Assistance Program
assisting graduating students in obtaining employment is one of        at no charge. The College makes a reasonable effort to satisfy the
its most important responsibilities. Each student participates in      wishes of a graduate as to location and type of employment. The
instruction regarding proper interview techniques, preparation of      more flexible a graduate can be regarding initial employment, the
resumés, and letters of introduction prior to being given directions   easier it is for the College to assist in placement. Failure on the
on how to conduct a job search.                                        student’s part to follow placement procedures may result in
   Student referrals for job placement result from direct contact      discontinuation of placement services. Obtaining employment in
between the College’s Career Center Department and prospective         their field of study is ultimately the student’s responsibility and
employers.                                                             that they are expected to make independent efforts to obtain
                                                                       employment.




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Attendance                                                            ONLINE ACADEMIC CALENDAR
   The importance of good attendance for learning and for career        All Online Courses contain four (4) class weeks that run from
preparation can never be overemphasized. Courses may contain          12:01am Monday to Sunday midnight Arizona time. All Online
multiple teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction,       Courses run back to back, with the fourth week closing Sunday at
learning activities, and/or extensive discipline-specific lab work    midnight and the first week opening at 12:01am on Monday. The only
that involve specialized equipment. Students must be physically       exception for this is a two (2) week break occurring in the summer and
present in order to learn and to garner the greatest understanding    an additional two (2) week break occurring in the winter.
from these experiences.
   As our students graduate and move from training into their         ONLINE ATTENDANCE POLICY
careers, the employer will require dependability and punctuality.        Anthem College Online believes in providing students adequate
The College’s attendance policy approximates the expectations         opportunities to progress academically in their chosen program
found in a work environment and is designed to help students          areas. Remaining consistent with that position, students are
develop the discipline of regular and prompt attendance. No           required to attend and engage actively in our online courses.
matter how skilled the person, an employee is valuable only when      Students who fail to attend for 14 consecutive days will be
present on the job.                                                   dismissed from ACO on the 15th day.
   Therefore, students are expected to attend all scheduled classes      Course attendance is defined as one of the following activities:
and be on time. The loss of subject material due to tardiness or      • Submitting a Discussion Forum response
absence can be very costly in this intensive educational              • Submitting a Summary Forum response
environment.                                                          • Clicking on the Live Lecture link
   In the event of an emergency or an unavoidable absence, a          • Clicking on the Instruction link
                                                                      • Submitting a Learning Activity
student must contact his/her instructor.
                                                                      • Submitting an Assessment
   If a student’s cumulative absences reach 10% or more of the
scheduled hours, she/he may be placed on Attendance Warning.
                                                                      ONLINE PROGRAM TRANSFERS
Students whose cumulative absences reach 15% of the scheduled
                                                                        Any student who wishes to transfer programs must submit a
hours may be required to appear before the Attendance Review
                                                                      request in writing to the Team Lead of the student’s current
Board and be placed on attendance restrictions or placed under
                                                                      program.
other action as deemed appropriate by the Board.
                                                                        A program transfer is:
   A student who is absent for fourteen (14) consecutive calendar
                                                                      • a change from one field of study to another field of study; or
days (excluding school holidays and scheduled breaks) will be         • a change from degree to diploma or from diploma to degree.
automatically dismissed from school.                                  • A student is allowed only one ‘field of study’ program transfer
   Anthem College does not permit a student to ‘make up’ absences        while enrolled at our institution but the student may apply for
which have accrued on the attendance record during lab or lecture        the transfer at any point in his or her enrollment.
classes. However, during the externship portion of training, all        The Director of Academic Affairs may approve or deny the
absences must be made up to ensure completion of the required         application for transfer of program.
number of extern hours prior to graduation.                             Online students will be charged a $100 fee for processing of
                                                                      program transfers.




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ONLINE COURSE FAILURE S LEADING TO                                      ONLINE PROGRAMS
DISMISSAL                                                                   Our programs are well-suited for online delivery. The coursework
   Anthem College Online believes in providing students adequate        is transmitted via the Internet and can be accessed via any
opportunities to progress academically in their chosen program          computer with Internet access and a web browser. The online,
areas. Remaining consistent with that position, there is a limit to     asynchronous (not live broadcast) delivery method enables the
the number of courses a student can fail before being dismissed         student to learn on their own time, within a prescribed time
from the school.                                                        schedule in one-week increments. The student has access to the
   There are two means by which a student would be dismissed            Online Classroom 24 hours a day in our Learning Management
through course failure(s) other than ordinary Satisfactory              System (LMS) which houses the courseware, discussion forums,
Academic Progress (SAP) procedures:                                     exams, activities and other important information. The Course
• Students who fail the same course twice at any time throughout        Discussion Forum area simulates the class discussion environment;
     their programs will be dismissed                                   it has relevant questions asked by the instructor and/or by other
• Students who fail two consecutive courses at any time through-        students. This section allows for interactivity among students and
     out their programs will be dismissed                               the instructor. Posted questions and answers will allow for
   If students happen to start their next regularly scheduled course    facilitated classroom interaction. Students will interact with the
before being dismissed for failing one of the two academic metrics      course material via exercises related to the subject matter. This
noted above due to administrative delays, those students will not       interaction is considered “Hands-on” and is delivered through an
be charged for the course from which they had just been removed.        Internet-based, multimedia program.
   Students may appeal their academic dismissal noted above                 Online programs utilize multimedia technologies in audio,
through a written communication within 14 days of being                 graphics, animation, and interactivity to deliver a rich learning
dismissed to the Anthem College Online Director of Academic             experience for the student. The asynchronous delivery method is
Affairs whose decision is considered final.                             built around a user-friendly interface that clearly defines the
                                                                        students’ learning path and objectives.
Academic Honesty
   As future members of the professional workforce, students are        Library and Learning Resources
required to conduct themselves with academic honesty as they               Anthem College has a library resource center available to all
perform learning activities in their academic program. Established      students and faculty with a collection of circulating and reference
academic dishonesty may lead to disciplinary actions, up to and         materials applicable to the programs of study offered at the
including dismissal from the school. The following are examples of      campus. A full-time librarian is available for reference services and
punishable academic dishonesty:                                         research assistance both in-person and online. Hours of operation
• Plagiarism;
                                                                        are Monday through Friday and are posted at the College.
• Theft or abuse of another person’s work;
                                                                           Students in the Paralegal program have access to Westlaw, one
• Misrepresenting the quality of one’s own or another’s work by
                                                                        of the market leaders in online legal research. The online database
     altering grade or attendance records;
• Unauthorized collaboration in completing an assignment;               is available 24/7 from any computer with internet access and
• Cheating during a test/exam or any other assessment activity;         includes instantaneous access to a wide variety of research
• Any other academic activity prohibited by the instructor of the       materials including federal and state reporters, codes, digests,
     course.                                                            caselaw, and citators.
   If the student believes that the academic dishonesty instance           All students have access to our Internet library, Jones e-Global
was inaccurately established or the disciplinary action exercised       Library Services. The e-Global Library provides access to over
inappropriately, an appeal may be made in writing to the Director       40,000 online books, over 113,000 periodical titles (including over
of Academic Affairs and/or Executive Director, following the official   75,000 with full text), an extensive reference collection, subject
appeal procedure of the school.                                         guides, career development resources, and government
                                                                        documents.


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   An orientation to the library is provided for the student during   Required Student Resources – Online Programs
the first week of study. This orientation includes instructions          Our e-learning programs are compatible with most PCs. The
regarding the navigation of the Virtual library as well as            student must have access to the latest version of Internet Explorer
explanation of library services and policies.                         or Firefox browser. The student will also need the latest version of
   The College has identified local community libraries that have     Flash plug-in, which may be easily downloaded (at no additional
professional librarians on staff to assist students with specific     cost) from the Internet. At least a 56K modem connection to the
needs. Many of these libraries provide access to the Internet as      Internet is required, but cable or DSL is highly recommended.
well as several databases. In addition to the facility hours, the     Speakers are required and are beneficial for learning. It is also
libraries offer a telephone reference number to access information    mandatory for students to have anti-virus software on their
over the phone from a librarian. The telephone reference number       primary computer, to avoid computer malfunctions that could
can be accessed through the main number.                              potentially hinder their online education. If the applicant is
                                                                      uncertain as to his system’s configuration or its compatibility with
Phoenix Public Library:                                               the College’s Online courses, college personnel will assist in
   Century Branch                                                     determining his computer specifications.
   1750 E. Highland Ave.
   Phoenix, AZ 85016                                                  Copyright Infringement Policy
   (approx. 1 mile from campus)                                          All books and institutional materials provided to the student by
   (602) 262-7411 (recording);                                        Anthem College are subject to the protection of the copyright law of
   (602) 262-7412                                                     the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Any individual responsible for
   Yucca Branch                                                       copyright infringement on such books and materials may be subject
   5648 N. 15th Ave.                                                  to civil/criminal liability. For more information about copyright law,
   Phoenix, AZ 85015                                                  please visit the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.
   (approx. 4 miles from campus)
   (602) 262-6787                                                     Externships
                                                                      Externship Philosophy
   Burton Barr Central Library
   221 N. Central Ave.                                                   In some of our programs, externship is required as an integral
   Phoenix, AZ 85004                                                  and culminating part of the program of study, and it offers
   (approx. 4.5 miles from campus)                                    students an excellent opportunity to learn directly from the
   (602) 262-4636                                                     working professionals in their field of study. It is also a true test of
                                                                      students’ ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have
Hours for all Phoenix Public Library Locations:                       gained in the didactical and clinical courses to the actual situations
  Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm                       in a healthcare setting. A meaningful and successful experience in
  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm                      externship will further prepare our students for the professional
  Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Burton Barr only)                        work they have aspired to do, and therefore, students are expected
                                                                      to demonstrate their passion, devotion, professionalism, and
Arizona State Library:
                                                                      sustained efforts to complete it within a designated time period.
   1700 West Washington, Suite 200
   Phoenix, AZ 85007                                                  Through the externship experience, students gain confidence and
   (602) 926-4035                                                     prepare themselves for the transition from the classroom into a
   Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm                                  professional career.




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Additional Consideration for Allied Health Care Students
   Should it be determined by the instructional staff and College
administration that at the end of a student’s training he is not
considered to be “safe” with regard to patient welfare, he is
retained in the classroom (review status) until he is: 1) considered
safe, and shall advance to externship; 2) not considered safe, at
which time he will be dismissed. In either case the time frame shall
not exceed one month. NOT SAFE is defined as follows: In the
expert opinion of the Instructors, Team Lead, and Director of
Academic Affairs, the student may put patients and other medical
professionals at risk by use of improper or inadequate practice of
medical procedures or tasks. These risks include, but are not
limited to: poor aseptic technique, inadequate instrument or
procedure knowledge, or unprofessional behavior.

Audit Course Policy                                                         There will be no make-up of final exams for courses except under
   Auditing a course is available for students who may need to           extreme extenuating circumstances. Permission to make up a final
refresh their knowledge or skills in a course (may be at the request     examination must be obtained from the Team Lead or Director of
of either the student or the school) or as an option for students        Academic Affairs.
that do not have a course being offered for their program of study.         If a student arrives late for class, and an assessment is still in
   A student who audits a course is not required to but may opt to       progress, the student may take the assessment without penalty.
complete assignments, write papers, or take examinations, and            However, if a student is present on assessment day and doesn’t
does not receive credit for the course. A student that audits a          take the assessment, the student receives a zero (0).
course is required to comply with all school policies including but         Permission to take an assessment in advance must have the
not limited to the attendance policy.                                    approval of the Team Lead or the Director of Academic Affairs and
   It is only permissible to allow a student to audit a course if they   may only be granted in situations where there are extenuating
have previously received credit for the course. A maximum of two         circumstances.
courses may be audited consecutively.
   Based on space availability, a student may request to audit a         MAKE UP ASSIGNMENTS GROUND STUDENTS
course. In order to register to audit a course a written request must        If a student misses an assignment due to absences or tardiness
be completed with the Registrar.                                         the assignment will have ten (10) points deducted from the score.
                                                                         If a student does not make-up the assignment within two (2) days
MAKE UP GRADED ASSESSMENTS TESTS,                                        of his return to class, the student will receive a zero (0) for the
EXAMS, AND QUIZZES GROUND STUDENTS                                       assignment.
   Students are permitted to make up one (1) assessment per                  If the assignment is worth 10 points or less the student receives
course within two (2) days of return to class. The student will have     a zero, but not a negative score.
ten (10) points deducted from the earned assessment score. If a              If a student is present on the day an assignment is due and fails
student does not make up the assessment within the two (2) days          to turn in an assignment, he receives a zero (0).
he will receive a zero (0) for the assessment.                               Technology Programs ONLY: all labs must be turned in no later
   It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements for      than two (2) days before the final exam.
the make-up assessment. Arrangement for the make-up should be                Permission to make up of any additional assignments may be
coordinated with the Faculty, Team Lead, or Director of Academic         granted by the Team Lead or Director of Academic Affairs in
Affairs.                                                                 situations where there are extenuating circumstances


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MAKE UP WORK ONLINE STUDENTS                                              Tutoring
   Effective online learning and academic success require that               The College faculty arrange and conduct a number of interactive
students engage and actively participate in each Unit’s learning          activities in which students are able to reinforce learning material
activities and complete assigned coursework on time. If students          presented in their program of study. Tutoring is available through
miss a due date the following make-up rules apply to learning             scheduling with faculty for one-on-one or group style review of
activities, assignments, assessment, discussion forum responses,          material and development of study skills. Review classes are also
summary forum responses, and any other online coursework:                 held prior to certification and licensure exams. Additional laboratory
• With instructor approval, coursework may be submitted for               time is available for students wishing to practice the hands-on
    Units 1, 2, and 3 with a deduction of 10% per day for each day        performance of technical applications.
    past the original due date, if the work is received within the fol-
    lowing Unit.                                                          Special Recognition Awards
• Make-up work received after the following Unit will receive a             Students have the opportunity to earn special awards while
    zero (0).                                                             pursuing their studies. Specific awards that can be achieved are
• No make-up work will be accepted past the course end.                   Perfect Attendance and various Academic Excellence Awards. The
                                                                          accomplishments are acknowledged by the presentation of special
Additional Considerations:                                                certificates at graduation. Students who achieve a cumulative
   Exceptions to this policy due to extenuating circumstances must        grade point average of 95% or higher graduate with honors.
be approved by the Team Lead or Director of Academic Affairs. In
addition, the Director of Academic Affairs and the Executive              Student Ambassadors
Director may suspend make-up privileges for students.                        Outstanding students may be eligible to participate in the
   Make-up work cannot be used as an attempt to improve a                 Student Ambassador Program. Student Ambassadors are
previous low score on an Assessment and/or Learning Activity.             nominated by faculty, staff, or fellow students and undergo a
   Students may not submit an Assessment and/or Learning                  selection process. Once selected, Student Ambassadors are
Activity in advance of the week in which it is due.                       representatives of their classes. Student Ambassadors attend
   Students have the right to challenge a final grade up to 14            regular meetings to offer feedback to the College and to help
business days after the course completion date; after that time           coordinate various College events, including assisting new students
period the grade stands.                                                  with adjusting to school. Student Ambassadors also receive special
                                                                          recognition during the graduation ceremonies.
PENALTY FOR LATE WORK
   If the student misses an assignment deadline, ten percent (10%)
will be deducted from the student’s score for the assignment.
   If the student does not make-up the work within the
following week for Weeks One, Two, and Three the
student will receive a zero (0) for the work.
   If the student does not complete all Week Four work
during Week Four the student will receive a zero (0) for
each work assignment that was not completed.




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Transcripts                                                             Leave of Absence Policy
   An official Student Transcript is maintained for each student. The      A request for an approved Leave of Absence must be submitted
transcript provides a complete record of all course grades. Anthem      in writing to and approved by the designated College official. An
College will supply a reasonable number of official transcripts to      approved Leave of Absence may not exceed 180 days. A student on
whomever the student or graduate designates. There is no charge         a Leave of Absence is considered by the College as enrolled and in
for this service. The College reserves the right to limit the number    good standing. No charges or fees are assessed during an
of transcripts provided at no charge. A hold may be placed on the       authorized Leave of Absence. The cumulative days for all Leave of
issuing of official transcripts for students who have not made          Absences must not exceed 180 days in a twelve-month period.
arrangements for all financial obligations to the College, have not
participated in an exit interview with the Financial Aid                Dismissal by the School
Department, and/or have not completed all requested Career                 At its sole discretion, the College reserves the right to dismiss
Center paperwork.                                                       any student who fails to maintain passing grades, fails to adhere to
                                                                        any of the standards or policies stated in the catalog, fails to make
Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions                                tuition payments as agreed, destroys any property of the College
   Decisions concerning the acceptance of credits by any other          (the student may be held liable for repair and/or replacement of
institution are made at the sole discretion of the receiving            the damaged property) or when the action is deemed necessary to
institution. As such, credits earned at Anthem College Phoenix may      protect the reputation of the College or the student body.
not be transferable to another academic institution. Students
considering continuing their education at, or transferring to, either   Quality Commitment Program
another Anthem Education school or an unaffiliated school, must            If there is an area of study in which the Graduate feels that he
not assume that credits earned at Anthem College Phoenix will be        needs some retraining or updating, Anthem College will retrain him
accepted by the receiving institution. It is their responsibility to    at no cost. This is an offer which can be utilized as many times as
determine whether that school will accept their college credits,        necessary provided the College offers the graduates' program of
and Anthem College encourages that students make this                   study at the time the retraining is requested. If the Graduate should
determination as early as possible. Anthem College does not             have any technical questions while on the job, he may call the
imply, promise, or guarantee transferability of its credits to          College and request to speak to the Director of Academic Affairs,
any other institution.                                                  who in turn will have the call returned by the appropriate expert in
                                                                        that area.

                                                                        Changes to Programs, Schedules, etc.
                                                                           The College reserves the right to make changes to the
                                                                        instructional staff, equipment and curriculum to reflect the current
                                                                        technology, to reset class schedules and hours, to consolidate
                                                                        classes and to change locations.

                                                                        Course Substitutions
                                                                          PD102 Career Success is deemed equivalent to PD101 Career
                                                                        Success and may be substituted in a student’s program of study.




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Program Transfers                                                       Student Complaint / Grievance Procedure
   Any student who wishes to transfer programs must submit a               Student grievances relating to College matters should first be
request in writing to the Team Lead of the student’s current            discussed with the individual Instructor and/or Team Lead and
program.                                                                then the Director of Academic Affairs. If the grievance is not
   A program transfer is:                                               resolved satisfactorily with the Director of Academic Affairs, it can
• a change from one field of study to another field of study; or        then be submitted to the Executive Director of Anthem College,
• a change from degree to diploma or from diploma to degree.            whose decision is considered final in all matters pertaining to the
   A student is allowed only one ‘field of study’ program transfer      College.
while enrolled at our institution but the student may apply for the        For any grievances relating to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
transfer at any point in his or her enrollment.                         Act of 1973 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability),
   The Director of Academic Affairs may approve or deny the             Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting
application for transfer of program.                                    discrimination on the basis of sex) or the Age Discrimination Act of
                                                                        1975, the Executive Director who is the Section 504 Coordinator
Academic Eligibility Requirements                                       should be contacted. The individual to contact is the Executive
   A student must be making satisfactory academic progress in           Director, at (602) 279-9700.
order to be eligible to transfer programs. If a student is at the          The student may expect a grievance to be addressed and/or
point of dismissal for failing to meet one or more academic             resolved in a timely manner, usually within two weeks from the
progress standard(s) in the first program, that student must be         time the grievance is issued at each level.
dismissed, appeal the dismissal, and have the appeal granted               If a complaint is not settled at the institutional level, the student
based on mitigating circumstances before transferring to the new        may contact the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary
program. Under no circumstances can a request to transfer               Education. The student must contact the State Board for further
programs circumvent an academic dismissal.                              details. The State Board address is 1400 W. Washington, Room 260,
                                                                        Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602-542-5709, http://azppse.state.az.us.
Appeal and Re-entry
                                                                           Colleges accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent
   Students who are dismissed by the College may petition the
                                                                        Colleges and Schools must have a procedure and operational plan
Executive Director for re-entry. Re-entry is at the discretion of the
                                                                        for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the
Executive Director. Students re-entering the College are charged
                                                                        College has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the
current tuition rates for the time required to complete the
                                                                        student may consider contacting the College’s accrediting
program, plus a $20.00 reinstatement fee and may be required to
                                                                        agency—the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and
re-enter on probationary status.
                                                                        Schools. All complaints considered by the Council must be in
                                                                        written form, with permission from the complainant for the
Final Grade Appeals
                                                                        Council to forward a copy of the complaint to the College for a
    Students who believe their final course grade is incorrect should
                                                                        response. The complainant will be kept informed as to the status
make every effort to resolve the issue with the instructor directly.
                                                                        of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Council.
If a mutual agreement is not reached between the student and
                                                                        Please direct all inquiries to: Accrediting Council for Independent
instructor, the student has 30 days from the end of the course to
                                                                        Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington,
appeal the final grade determination. The appeal must be in
                                                                        DC, 20002, (202) 336-6780. A copy of the Council’s Complaint
writing and addressed to the Director of Academic Affairs. The
                                                                        Form is available at the College and may be obtained by contacting
academic judgment of the instructor is presumed correct, so the
                                                                        the Director of Academic Affairs.
appeal must provide detailed information on why the student
believes the grade is incorrect. Students will be notified of the
outcome of the appeal within 30 days of submission.




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Grievances for Section 504, Title IX, Title VI and Age                         Step 3: If not resolved at Step 2, the decision may be appealed,
Complaints                                                                  to the College’s Regional President, who functions as the final
   For any grievances relating to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act     mediator at the local level, within fifteen (15) school days from the
of 1973 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability), Title IX   date of the Step 2 decision. The Regional President will then
of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination on          review the Student’s appeal and render a determination within 15
the basis of sex and sexual harassment), Title VI prohibiting               school days from receipt of the appeal.
discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin), or the         Retaliation in any form for the filing of a complaint on the basis
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (prohibiting discrimination on the           of Section 504 (disability discrimination), including Title IX (sex
basis of age), the following steps are to be taken:                         discrimination and sexual harassment), Title IV (race, color, or
   Step 1: An alleged formal discrimination grievance complaint             national origin discrimination) Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age
should first be made to the Director of Academic Affairs. Students          discrimination), is prohibited and shall not in any way affect the
are strongly encouraged to file their complaint as soon as possible.        status, grades or work assignments of the person who reports such
Accept as required to investigate the complaint, the complaint and          discrimination or harassment.
investigative results will be held in strictest confidence.                    If discrimination on the basis of Age, Sex, Race, or Sexual
   Grievance filing: Grievances filed shall be in writing on a form         Harassment is established, appropriate corrective and remedial
provided by the Director of Academic Affairs , and shall provide the        actions will be taken.
following information: 1) name and address of grievant; 2) nature              The location and phone number of the Title VI/Title IX/Section
of alleged violation; 3) name of persons responsible for alleged            504 Coordinator is:
violation (where known); 4) requested relief or corrective action              Executive Director
(specification of desired relief shall be at the option of grievant);          1515 E. Indian School Road
5) any background information grievant believes relevant (e.g.,                Phoenix, Arizona 85014
names or groups of other persons affected by the violation, etc).              Phone: (602) 279-9700
   Once the grievance form is received, the Director of Academic
Affairs will conduct an investigation and present their findings to         Changing Programs
the student and the Executive Director, along with suggested                   If a student changes programs, only those courses that apply
resolution within twenty (20) school days. The Executive Director           toward the new program will be counted in calculating the number
will maintain the complaint on file.                                        of credits attempted and in calculating the cumulative GPA.
   Step 2: If not resolved at Step 1, the decision may be appealed to
the College’s Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator within ten          Additional Programs
(10) school days from the date of the Step 1 decision. The Title               If a graduate of Anthem College enrolls in a new program at the
VI/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator will review the Student’s               school, only those courses that apply toward the new program will
appeal and render a determination within fifteen (15) school days.          be counted in calculating the number of credits attempted and in
An appeal must be submitted in writing clarifying why the student           calculating the cumulative GPA.
disagrees with the decision within ten (10) days of the date of the
letter of findings. Further, if a student appeals the findings in his or    Exceptions
her case, the student will need to specify in writing the reason(s)           The Executive Director may make exceptions to policy as deemed
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SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS                                          Payment Periods – Ground Campus:
   The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy is intended to                               Program
                                                                        Program Name              Type       Calendar Payment Period
assure that timely intervention and advising are provided at
                                                                        Computer Networking & Associates     Non-Term          16 weeks/
appropriate intervals in each student’s academic path, allowing for     Security                                          12 credits attempted
the student to better gauge his or her own academic progress and        Computer Networking &   Diploma      Non-Term          16 weeks/
plan for success. To make satisfactory academic progress, students      Security                                          12 credits attempted
are expected to successfully complete the courses they attempt.         Dental Assisting        Diploma      Non-Term          22 weeks/
   Only students who meet the standards of SAP as defined in this                                                         12 credits attempted
policy may be eligible for consideration to receive Federal Title IV    Medical Assistant       Associates   Non-Term          16 weeks/
Financial Aid. The SAP policy is reviewed regularly, and an Anthem                                                        12 credits attempted
Education institution has the right to modify the policy at any time.   Medical Assistant       Diploma      Non-Term          16 weeks/
                                                                                                                          12 credits attempted

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ALL STUDENTS                                      Paralegal               Associates   Non-Term          16 weeks/
                                                                                                                          12 credits attempted
   Students must make satisfactory progress toward the
                                                                        Pharmacy Technology     Diploma      Non-Term          22 weeks/
completion of course requirements in their selected program of                                                            12 credits attempted
study. The College will consider students to be making satisfactory
                                                                        Veterinary Technology   Associates   Non-Term          16 weeks/
progress if they meet the following criteria:                                                                             12 credits attempted
1. Maintain a minimally acceptable Cumulative Grade Point Aver-
    age (CGPA);
                                                                        Payment Periods – Online Campus:
2. Achieve a minimally acceptable Incremental Completion Rate                                   Program
    (ICR); and                                                          Program Name              Type       Calendar Payment Period
3. Complete the enrolled program within a Maximum Allowable             Accounting              Associates   Trimester         16 weeks
    Timeframe (MAT).                                                    Business Management     Bachelors    Trimester         16 weeks
                                                                        Business Management     Associates   Trimester         16 weeks
Minimum Standards for All Students
   Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade         Criminal Justice        Associates   Trimester         16 weeks
point average (CGPA) and successfully complete a minimum                Criminal Justice        Bachelors    Trimester         16 weeks
percentage of credits attempted (Incremental Completion Rate or         Health Information      Associates   Trimester         16 weeks
ICR) at each evaluation point as stated below:                          Management
                                     CGPA                ICR            Healthcare Management Associates     Trimester         16 weeks
Evaluation Point                  Requirement        Requirement        Healthcare Management Bachelors      Trimester         16 weeks
Upon completion of the first            1.5             50.00%          Medical Office          Diploma      Non-Term          22 weeks/
scheduled payment period                                                Administration                                    12 credits attempted
Each subsequent scheduled               2.0             66.67%          Paralegal               Associates   Trimester         16 weeks
payment period
  Transfer credits will advance a student to subsequent evaluation
points and to the CGPA and ICR criteria that accompany those
evaluation points.
  In addition to the requirements above, all students must at
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Maximum Allowable Timeframe
   In addition to the CGPA and ICR requirements listed above,
students must successfully complete all the required course credits
of their program within the Maximum Allowable Timeframe (MAT)
in order to be awarded the original credential (diploma or degree)
in which they enrolled. Maximum Allowable Timeframe is defined
as 150% of the program length in terms of course credits, and it is
calculated using 1.5 times the total number of course credits
required in the applicable program.
   Students who are unable to complete the program in MAT
(150% of the program length in terms of course credits) must be
dismissed as soon as it is determined.
   For example, a student in a 36 semester credit diploma program              Warning
may attempt 54 semester credits at maximum. (36 credits x 1.5 =                   Financial Aid Warning or Academic Warning status may be
54 attempted credits maximum)                                                  assigned without an appeal or other action by the student. A
                                                                               student on Warning is required to follow an Academic Recovery
CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILING TO MEET                                               Plan. A student on Financial Aid Warning or Academic Warning
MINIMUM STANDARDS                                                              who does not attain a 2.0 CGPA or 66.67% ICR by the subsequent
   A student failing to maintain one or more of the minimum                    evaluation point is dismissed.
standards of academic progress will be notified of such and will
face administrative actions taken to address such poor                         Financial Aid Warning
performance issues. Such administrative actions include Academic                  A status assigned to a student who is receiving Federal Title IV
Warning, Financial Aid Warning, and Dismissal. A student on                    Financial Aid and fails to make satisfactory academic progress at an
Academic Warning or Financial Aid Warning will need to meet the                institution that evaluates academic progress at the end of each
conditions set by an Academic Recovery Plan.                                   payment period.
   The standards for Academic Warning, Financial Aid Warning and                  A student on Financial Aid warning may continue to receive
Dismissal for each Evaluation Point are as follows:                            Federal Title IV Financial Aid for one payment period despite a
                                                                               determination that the student is not making satisfactory
                              Academic Warning
                               or Financial Aid
                                                                               academic progress.
Evaluation Point                   Warning                 Dismissal
Upon completion of the first CGPA is less than 1.5 ICR is less than 25%        Academic Warning
scheduled payment period OR ICR is less than 50%                                  Academic Warning is a status assigned to a student who fails to
Each subsequent scheduled      CGPA is less than 2.0   CGPA is less than 1.0   make satisfactory academic progress as defined above but is not
payment period                    OR ICR is less              OR ICR is        receiving Federal Title IV Financial Aid.
                                  than 66.67%            less than 33.33%
                                                                 OR
                                                       Unable to complete      Academic Recovery Plan
                                                               in MAT             The Academic Recovery Plan is designed to ensure that the
                                                                 OR            student can regain good academic standing by the subsequent
                                                       Student on Financial    evaluation point.
                                                         Aid or Academic
                                                        Warning who does
                                                        not attain 2.0 CGPA
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Regaining Good Academic Standing                                        • The student will be placed on Probation (Financial Aid Probation
   A student on Financial Aid Warning or Academic Warning who               or Academic Probation as defined below); and
successfully completes 66.67% of the cumulative credit hours            • The student will be required to follow an Academic Recovery
attempted and achieves a CGPA of 2.0 by the next scheduled                  Plan.
evaluation point is removed from Financial Aid Warning or                 If an appeal is denied, the student must wait at least six months
Academic Warning and placed back in good academic standing.             (180 days) before submitting another appeal.

Dismissal                                                               Appeals for Maximum Allowable Timeframe
   A student who has been dismissed may appeal to be reinstated            A student may submit an appeal for violating Maximum
in accordance with the Appeals section below.                           Allowable Timeframe if it is not prohibited by state or accrediting
                                                                        agencies. A student whose appeal is granted cannot incur any
APPEALS                                                                 additional financial obligations for the remaining coursework. A
   Any student who wishes to appeal to be reinstated may do so in       student whose appeal is granted can still receive the credential for
writing to the Director of Academic Affairs (DOAA) only when            which he/she enrolled if it is not prohibited by state or accrediting
mitigating circumstances have caused the poor academic progress         agencies.
and the student’s situation has now changed to allow the student
to make satisfactory academic progress.                                 Probation
   The written appeal must:                                                Probation (Financial Aid or Academic) is a status assigned to a
• Clearly state the mitigating circumstances that have caused the       student who has been dismissed for failure to make satisfactory
    student to be unsuccessful and include appropriate supporting       academic progress, appealed, and been reinstated in school.
    documentation of such circumstances;                                   A student on Probation is required to follow the requirements of
• Explain how such mitigating circumstances contributed to the          an Academic Recovery Plan. A student on Probation that does not
    student’s academic situation; and                                   meet the requirements of the Academic Recovery Plan is dismissed
• Explain what has changed in the student’s situation that would        and must sit out at least 12 months (365 days) before submitting
    allow the student to attain satisfactory academic progress at the   an appeal to re-enroll.
    next evaluation point.
   An Appeals Committee will review the student’s appeal and            Financial Aid Probation
determine whether the appeal may be granted to reinstate the               Financial Aid Probation is used for students who were receiving
student. The student may be asked to appear in person or by             Federal Title IV Financial Aid prior to dismissal and, upon appeal,
telephone to provide additional information during the review           had eligibility for aid reinstated.
process when deemed necessary.                                             If otherwise eligible, a student on Financial Aid Probation may
   When an appeal is granted:                                           receive Federal Title IV Financial Aid for one payment period. The
• The student must still meet any applicable Re-Entry require-
                                                                        student will be required to meet the requirements of an Academic
    ments and/or terms and conditions as detailed in the Re-Entry
                                                                        Recovery Plan in order to qualify for further Federal Title IV
    Policy and Procedure to be allowed back into school;
                                                                        Financial Aid.

                                                                        Academic Probation
                                                                          Academic Probation is used for students who are not receiving
                                                                        Federal Title IV Financial Aid.

                                                                        Academic Recovery Plan
                                                                           The Academic Recovery Plan is designed to ensure that the
                                                                        student can regain good academic standing by the subsequent
                                                                        evaluation point.

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Regaining Good Academic Standing
   A student on Probation who successfully completes 66.67% of
the cumulative credit hours attempted and achieves a CGPA of 2.0
by a subsequent scheduled evaluation point is removed from
Financial Aid Probation or Academic Probation and placed back in
good academic standing.

GRADING SCALE AND THE EFFECT OF GRADES
ON SAP
   Grades that carry quality points are calculated in a student’s
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average
                                                                        • T grade was used for students who transferred out of a course.
(CGPA). Grades that are included in credits attempted and/or              It counted as credits attempted but did not carry quality points.
credits earned are calculated in a student’s Incremental Completion     • TO grade was given for students who tested out of the course.
Rate (ICR).                                                             • UA, UB, and UC grades were used to indicate that a student has
Letter     Quality                          Credits      Credits          passed the course with an A, B, or C respectively but had unsat-
Grade      Points        Definition         Earned     Attempted          isfactory attendance.
   A          4.0        90 – 100%            Yes          Yes
                                                                        • – grade was used for lab courses.
   B          3.0        80 – 89%             Yes          Yes
                                                                        • WF was given for students who stopped attending within the
   C          2.0        70 – 79%             Yes          Yes
                                                                          last week of a course. It carried 0.0 quality points and counted
   F          0.0        <70%                 No           Yes
  FR           –         Fail/Repeat          No           Yes            as credits attempted
  W            –         Withdrawal           No           Yes
   I           –         Incomplete           No           No           Repeated Courses
   P           –         Pass                 Yes          Yes            All failed courses must be successfully retaken to fulfill program
  TR           –         Transfer Credits     Yes          Yes          graduation requirements.
  N            –         Not Attempted        No           No             As failed courses are retaken, only the most recently attempted
  AU           –         Audit                No           No
                                                                        will count in the CGPA. The failing grade for the previous course is
                                                                        changed to an FR grade.
Notes of Explanation                                                      The FR grade is counted as credits attempted but does not carry
   When given for Transitional Studies courses (ENG 095 and MTH         any quality points. It is calculated in the calculation of ICR and
095), any grades do not count towards CGPA.                             MAT but not included in the calculation of CGPA.
   A ^ may be used for scheduled courses that are not attempted
or attended.                                                            Withdrawals
   Prior grade information:                                               The W grade is given when a student stops attending or
• D grade was used at Anthem College Phoenix for a 60 – 69%. It         withdraws from a course for any reason after they are officially
    carried 1.0 quality points but was not considered passing in con-   confirmed in their registered course, typically beyond three (3)
    centration courses.                                                 days after the course is started.
• E grade was used for transfer credits.
                                                                          The W grade is counted as credits attempted but do not carry
• L grade was used for students who left a course to take a Leave
                                                                        any quality points. It is included in the calculation of ICR and MAT
    of Absence. It counted as credits attempted but did not carry
                                                                        but not included in the calculation of CGPA.
    quality points.
• P – P/F, F – P/F, W – P/F, N – P/F grades were used for Pass/Fail
    courses to indicate a Pass, Fail, Withdrawal, or Not Attempted,
    respectively.
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Incompletes                                                              Not Attempted
   The I grade can be given for an externship or practicum course           When a student drops a class within the first three (3) calendar*
only. The I grade is only to be given if a student is unable to          days of the registered course, the student is assigned a grade of N
continue at a site for reasons that can be remedied (e.g. site cannot    for the course.
maintain an extern, student goes on an Leave of Absence (LOA), or           The N grade is not counted as credits attempted or credits
student has to be pulled from site for issues that can be corrected).    earned and does not carry any quality points. It is not included in
   The I grade is not counted as credits attempted or credits earned     the calculation of ICR, MAT, or CGPA.
                                                                           *three (3) scheduled class days for externship courses.
and does not carry any quality points. It is not included in the
calculation of ICR, MAT, CGPA.
                                                                         Audit
   The I grade is changed to a W grade if the student does not fulfill
                                                                           The AU grade is given for courses audited in accordance with the
the conditions of the Incomplete within 30 calendar days (not
                                                                         Audit Course Policy section of the catalog.
counting approved school holidays). On a case-by-case basis, if
                                                                           The AU grade is not calculated as credits attempted or credits
mitigating circumstances exist, the Director of Academic Affairs
                                                                         earned and does not carry any quality points. It is not included in
and Executive Director may approve additional 30 day extensions
                                                                         the calculation of ICR, MAT, or CGPA.
to allow the student to return and complete the externship or
practicum course.
                                                                         CLARIFICATION OF OTHER RELATED TOPICS
                                                                         Program Transfers
Pass
                                                                            If a student changes programs or enrolls into a new program,
   The P grade is given for satisfactory work in courses of which the
                                                                         only those courses that apply to the new program in accordance
final grade is designated as Pass or Fail.
                                                                         with the Credit for Prior Education section of the catalog will be
   The P grade is counted as credits attempted and credits earned
                                                                         counted in calculating the number of credits attempted and in
but does not carry any quality points. It is included in the
                                                                         calculating the CGPA. Any unsuccessful attempts at applicable
calculation of ICR and MAT but not included in the calculation of
                                                                         courses will also be counted in the calculation.
CGPA.
                                                                            A student must be making satisfactory academic progress in
Transfer Credits                                                         order to be eligible to transfer programs. See the Program Transfer
   Transfer credits granted in accordance with our Transfer Credit       Policy for additional information on program transfers.
Policy as detailed in the Credit for Prior Education section of the
catalog count toward meeting overall program
credit requirements.
   Approved transfer credits are given a grade
of TR.
   The TR grade is counted as credits attempted
and credits earned but does not carry any quality
points. It is included in the calculation of ICR and
MAT but not included in the calculation of CGPA.




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School to School Transfers                                             Grade Corrections
   A student must be making satisfactory academic progress in             After any grade correction is made or a failed course is retaken, a
order to be eligible to transfer from one Anthem Education school      SAP evaluation will be completed to determine whether the
to another Anthem Education school. A student who has been             student’s status at the most recent evaluation point requires
academically dismissed and wishes to transfer to another Anthem        correction.
Education school must appeal the dismissal at the originating
school and receive reinstatement prior to the transfer.                THE ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL AID DEPARTMENT
                                                                          The Financial Aid Department confirms the academic progress of
Transitional Studies Courses                                           students before any disbursement is made. This is to ensure that
   Credits from Transitional Studies courses are not counted in        only those students who are making Satisfactory Academic
calculating the CGPA. However, any student who fails to pass one       Progress (SAP), as defined by the policies, are considered to be in
transitional courses after three attempts is deemed unable to          good standing and eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid.
benefit from the education at the school and is therefore
academically dismissed.

Leave of Absence
   A Leave of Absence is not included in the calculation of MAT
since no credits are attempted during that time. However, if a
student begins a Leave of Absence beyond three (3) days after the
start of a class, the student will receive a W grade for that class.
The W is included in credits attempted for the purposes of
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FINANCIAL AID
   Anthem College is committed to assisting its students in
developing financial plans for their education through a
combination of loans, grants, family contributions, and other
sources of aid.
   The United States Department of Education offers several major
                                                                            Aid from any of these programs is based first on self-help, which
financial aid programs to help students finance their education
                                                                         could include cash payments that a student is able to make from
after high school. For those who qualify, Anthem College
                                                                         savings, part-time job earnings and assistance from parents. The
participates in the following:
                                                                         amount of self-help is determined by the Federal Need Analysis
• Federal Pell Grant Program - For many students this grant pro-
                                                                         Formula as prescribed by the U. S. Department of Education, which
    vides a foundation of financial aid to which aid from other Fed-
    eral and non-Federal sources may be added. Unlike loans, a           evaluates family income and assets.
    Federal Pell Grant does not have to be paid back. Eligibility is        In general, students are eligible to participate in the Federal
    determined by a standard formula based on need.                      Financial Aid programs if they:
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program             • Have a valid Social Security number.
    (FSEOG). Like the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG awards do not have       • Have a High School Diploma or a High School Equivalency (GED).
    to be paid back. This financial need-based grant is awarded to       • Are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
    undergraduate students in their first academic year of their pro-    • Complete and sign all appropriate forms.
    gram of study. Preference is given to applicants who are eligible    • Are not in default on a federal student loan nor have a federal
    for a Federal Pell Grant.                                              grant overpayment.
• Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans are awarded to students who           • Register with the Selective Service, if required.
    demonstrate financial need. These are low interest loans that
                                                                            Once the student begins training and receives a financial aid
    are insured by the federal government. Because the U.S. Depart-
    ment of Education subsidizes the interest, borrowers are not         award, continued eligibility for the programs requires the student
    charged interest while they are enrolled in College at least half-   to maintain satisfactory progress in accordance with published
    time and during grace and deferment periods. Loan repayment          standards of the College. (See the Satisfactory Academic Progress
    begins six months after the Student ceases to attend the College     Section of the Catalog for details.)
    on at least a half-time basis. Eligibility is based on financial
    need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.              ALTERNATIVE FUNDING, PRIVATE LOAN
• Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans are awarded to students re-         PROGRAM
    gardless of financial need. Borrowers are responsible for paying        Private loans (not sponsored by a government agency) are offered
    the interest that accrues during any period. Like the Subsidized     by banks or other financial institutions to parents and students.
    Stafford Loans, repayment begins six months after the student        Private loans can help bridge the financial gap for College expenses,
    ceases to attend the College on at least a half-time basis.          generally at lower interest rates than credit cards. Eligibility for a
• Direct PLUS Loans allow parents to borrow on behalf of their de-       private loan is determined by the lending institutions.
    pendent undergraduate children. As with Unsubsidized Loans,             The interest rate on a private loan is usually 1 to 10 percent
    borrowers are responsible for the interest that accrues on PLUS
                                                                         above the prime interest rate. Interest begins accruing when the
    Loans during any period. Repayment begins 60 days after the
                                                                         loan is disbursed.
    FINAL loan disbursement.




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SCHOLARSHIPS                                                           INSTITUTIONAL LOAN PROGRAM
   Anthem Education participates in the Imagine America                   The Institutional Loan Program (ILP) was created for students
Foundation Scholarship and Awards Program. The Imagine America         attending Anthem College. The ILP provides an affordable payment
scholarship is available to recent high school graduates who are       program worked out in accordance with individual financial
pursuing postsecondary career education. Information regarding         circumstances as reflected in the financial information submitted
application criteria and guidelines, award amount and application      to the College. The objective of the ILP is to provide students with
deadline is available on the Imagine America website,                  either an alternative to Federal Financial Aid programs or an
www.imagine-america.org.                                               additional source of funding for tuition, books and supplies. The
   Applications are filed through the Imagine America website.         loans have no associated fees and the interest rate varies
The application is forwarded to the student’s high school guidance     depending upon the length of repayment.
counselor for review. If accepted by the high school guidance
counselor, the application will be forwarded to the school. In         TUITION
addition to the Imagine America application, applicants must              Tuition charges are outlined on a student’s Enrollment
demonstrate their need for financial assistance and submit a           Agreement and may be paid through cash, grants, loans or a
qualifying essay of 100 to 300 words as to why they are pursuing       combination thereof. See the “Catalog Supplement” for specific
the field of study being applied for and why they chose this school.   tuition costs.
Due to the limited number of scholarships awarded each year,
applications and essays are reviewed and approved by a
Scholarship Review Committee. All approved applicants will be
notified by the school and the Imagine America Foundation of their
eligibility.

Arizona Private School Association Scholarship
   Scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded annually to
select high school seniors. Contact the APSA Scholarship
Foundation at 602.254.5199 for entry requirements, application
and deadline.




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REFUND POLICY                                                          INSTITUTIONAL REFUND POLICY
   In the event a Student does not enter a program for which he           The Institutional Refund Policy is used to determine the amount
has enrolled, withdraws after commencement of classes, or is           of tuition to be refunded to a Student who withdraws or is
dismissed from the College prior to completion of the program, a       dismissed after the first day of class. Refunds are computed from
refund of monies paid (applied to the Student’s tuition account) is    the first date of entrance (commencement of training) to the last
made to the Student in accordance with this refund policy:             date of actual attendance as determined by official attendance
                                                                       records.
CANCELLATION PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT                                        The calculation for the Institutional Refund Policy is as follows:
OF CLASSES
                                                                          Number of weeks
1. If the College does not accept the applicant, or cancels the Ap-
                                                                          attempted in the
   plication, all funds paid, including the Application Fee, will be      Academic Year
   fully refunded.                                                                                       = % of Academic Year
2. An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within        Total number of weeks            attended
                                                                          in the Academic Year
   three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and federal and state
   holidays) of signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a          The resulting fraction is converted to a percentage and rounded
   refund of all monies paid. No later than 30 days of receiving the   up to the nearest 10%. The percentage is applied to the following
   notice of cancellation, the College shall provide the 100%          chart to determine the amount which may be retained or
   refund.                                                             refunded.
3. If such cancellation occurs after the three-business-day period
   but before the commencement of classes, the College will retain        % of the             % of Tuition Charged          % of Tuition
                                                                       Academic Year          for the Academic Year           Refunded
   the Application Fee, and any tuition deposits paid will be re-       Attempted             (owed by the Student)          by College
   funded.                                                                 1% to 9%                     10%                      90%
4. Any monies paid by the student are refunded to the student in          10% to 19%                    20%                      80%
   the event the College discontinues a program of training prior to      20% to 29%                    30%                      70%
   the Student starting the first class.                                  30% to 39%                    40%                      60%
5. Any monies due the student shall be refunded within 30 calen-          40% to 49%                    50%                      50%
   dar days from cancellation or failure to appear on or before the       50% to 59%                    60%                      40%
   first day of class.                                                    60% or more                   100%                      0%


DISMISSAL OR WITHDRAWAL AFTER
COMMENCEMENT OF CLASSES
   In the event of withdrawal from the program by the student or
dismissal by the College after commencement, the College will
retain a percentage of tuition and fees that were assessed based on
the following:




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INSTITUTIONAL / STATE OF GEORGIA REFUND                                For Medical Office Administration Program:
POLICY                                                                 State of Georgia residents only
State of Georgia residents only                                            A refund policy determines the amount of tuition charges the
   A refund policy determines the amount of tuition charges the        College has earned and if a refund of monies is due. Tuition
College has earned and if a refund of monies is due. Tuition           charges are billed by academic year. Refunds will be calculated as
charges are billed by term. Refunds will be calculated as a            a percentage of the academic year for which the Student is
percentage of the term for which the Student is charged. The           charged. The percentage is based on the number of weeks
percentage is based on the number of weeks attended in the term        attended in the academic year by the student divided by the
by the student divided by the number of weeks in the term, stated      number of weeks in the academic year, stated as a percentage
as a percentage attended in the term. The resulting percentage is      attended in the academic year. The resulting percentage is applied
applied to the term charges which results in a refund as illustrated   to the academic year charges which results in a refund as
in the chart below:                                                    illustrated in the chart below:
   % of the             % of Tuition Charged         % of Tuition         % of the             % of Tuition Charged       % of Tuition
     Term                   for the Term              Refunded         Academic Year          for the Academic Year        Refunded
  Attempted            (owed by the Student)         by College         Attempted             (owed by the Student)       by College
    1% to 5%                        5%                    95%              1% to 5%                       5%                   95%
  >5% to 10%                       10%                    90%            >5% to 10%                      10%                   90%
  >10% to 19%                      20%                    80%            >10% to 19%                     20%                   80%
   20% to 25%                      25%                    75%            20% to 25%                      25%                   75%
  >25% to 29%                      30%                    70%            >25% to 29%                     30%                   70%
   30% to 39%                      40%                    60%             30% to 39%                     40%                   60%
   40% to 50%                      50%                    50%             40% to 50%                     50%                   50%
  >50% to 59%                     60%                     40%            >50% to 59%                     60%                   40%
  60% or more                     100%                     0%            60% or more                     100%                   0%




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                                                                       PAYMENT OF REFUNDS
                                                                          Refunds are made within 30 days following the date upon which
                                                                       the Student’s withdrawal has been determined, or for a Student
                                                                       who fails to return from an authorized Leave of Absence (LOA),
                                                                       within 30 days of the date the Student was scheduled to return.
                                                                          Refunds are distributed in the following order:
                                                                       1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
                                                                       2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
                                                                       3. Direct PLUS Loan
                                                                       4. Federal Pell Grant
                                                                       5. FSEOG Grant
FEDERAL RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY                                6. Other Title IV Aid
TITLE IV STUDENTS ONLY                                                 7. Private sources of aid
   Students who withdraw from or are dismissed by the College          8. The student or parent
prior to completing more than 60% of the enrollment period will           The student agrees that a refund of less than $1.00 will not be
have their eligibility for aid re-calculated based on the percent of   applied to reduce the student's loan debt or refunded to the
the enrollment period completed. For example, a student who            student but will be retained by the College.
withdraws completing 30% of the enrollment period will have
“earned” only 30% of any Title IV Aid received for that enrollment     ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
period. The College and/or the Student must return the remaining          Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this
70% to the proper aid programs. The policy shall apply to all          Agreement, or breach thereof, no matter how pleaded or styled,
students who withdraw, drop out, or are dismissed from Anthem          shall be settled by arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration
College, and receive financial aid from Title IV Funds. The term       Act and administered by the American Arbitration Association
“Title IV Funds” include: Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant and Direct   (“AAA”) at Phoenix, Arizona before a single arbitrator and under
Loan Programs. Title IV Aid is earned in a pro-rated manner on a       the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and applicable
per diem basis up to and including the 60% point of the                supplementary rules and procedures of the AAA in effect at the
enrollment period. Title IV Aid is viewed as 100% earned after this    time the arbitration is brought. Judgment upon the award
point.                                                                 rendered by the Arbitrator may be entered in any court having
1. The percentage of Title IV Aid earned will be calculated as         jurisdiction.
    follows:
   Number of weeks attended
   in the Academic Year
                          = % of Academic Year
   Total number of weeks    completed
   in the Academic Year
2. The percentage of Title IV Aid unearned (i.e. to be returned to
   the appropriate programs) is equal to
  100% minus the percent of aid earned.
3. The Student will owe the College any additional charged
   amount as unpaid institutional charges.




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student serVices
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT                                                          The College also encourages participation at other program-
  The College assists students in locating part-time and full-time       related events throughout the year. The students of Anthem
employment. Therefore, many students are able to defray a part of        College also give of their time and skills to various community
their expenses by working while pursuing their studies.                  service projects, such as blood drives and health fairs.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES                                                       ONLINE STUDENT ACTIVITIES
   Anthem College offers a wide variety of activities and events for        Student Services Online Activities are monthly trivia questions
students. Activities include College Spirit Fridays, Attendance          centered around a common theme. To help encourage students to
Contests, Program Appreciation Weeks, and various awareness              regularly check their student email accounts and obtain
events.                                                                  information from the internet more easily, Student Services
   The Education Department also hosts a monthly Awards Day              developed activities for our online students. The activity themes
ceremony to recognize outstanding student achievement. Eligible          are chosen depending on seasons, holidays, or special events that
students in good standing will receive their Academic Excellence         occur. The activities are open to all currently enrolled students.
and Perfect Attendance awards during this timeframe.                     After a student completes the series of trivia questions, their name
                                                                         is placed into a drawing. The Activity concludes at the end of the
                                                                         month, 1-2 names are drawn each time. Names drawn receive a
                                                                         special prize, (ex. gift card). Winners are announced in final
                                                                         activity email for the month.




conduct, priVacy and safety
STUDENT CONDUCT                                                          Dress Code was also created to be appropriate for the types of
Conduct                                                                  activities that students learn and practice while a student.
   Students are to treat all members of the staff and other students     Although the Dress Code/Appearance Standard is primarily
with respect and dignity. A student who willfully destroys school        common sense, the College feels that it is important for all
property, attends the College under the influence of drugs or            students to understand the specifics of the policy and to agree,
alcohol, is disruptive, insubordinate, caught cheating, is boisterous,   before starting College, to abide by the policy.
obscene or vulgar may be suspended or dismissed.
   In the online environment students are also required to               All Students
communicate with respect and dignity and all students both                  I.D. Badges are required at all times for all students on Campus.
residential and online should not participate in academic                We expect all of our students to come to school well groomed and
dishonesty.                                                              clean. If beards are worn, they should be short and neat in
                                                                         appearance. Hair on all students must be a natural color (no blue,
Dress Code and Appearance Standard Policy                                green, pink, purple, etc.). Hair must also be neatly combed, clean
   Our students are preparing for professional employment in             and pulled away from the face so that it does not hang in the face
business, industry and Allied Health. Our Dress and Appearance           when bending over. In addition, no hats, caps or hair coverings of
Policy was created so that our students always make a very               any kind are to be worn in the building. No visible or facial
favorable first impression to the hundreds of guests who visit our       piercing (including tongue) is permitted. No garments intended as
campuses each year. Many of these visitors are employers or              underwear or sleepwear are to be worn as outerwear.
potential employers of our Graduates. Our Allied Health Student


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Allied Health / Veterinary Technology Students
   Students are required to wear the designated College uniform.
Two sets of scrubs are issued to each student. Plain white long or
short sleeve T-Shirts or turtlenecks may be worn under the uniform
top. Predominately white shoes with enclosed heel, toe, and white
soft soles must also be worn.
   Since all students enrolled in the health care programs have
some aseptic procedures to learn and practice, hands must always
be clean and the fingernails neat and well maintained. Fingernails
must never extend more than 1/8” beyond the fingertip and only
clear nail polish may be worn. Acrylic or gel nails are not permitted   FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
in any Allied Health program. Jewelry must be limited to a simple        FERPA
watch, stud earrings (one per ear), and one simple ring on each         FERPA
hand. Students should also understand that there may be other              Under the authority of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
more stringent dress code requirements in some programs and on          Act of 1974, students have a right to examine certain files, records
externship sites.                                                       or documents made by the College which pertain to them. The
                                                                        College will permit students to examine such records within forty-
Technology, Business, Criminal Justice and Paralegal                    five (45) days after the student submits a written request. A fee
Students                                                                will be charged for the cost of reproduction of such records.
   Although casual clothing is acceptable, no cutoffs, tank tops,          Education records are files, records or documents that the
spaghetti strap tops, bare midriffs, or offensive/illegal themes on     College maintains which contain information that directly relates
clothing are permitted, and shoes must be worn. No open toed            to the student. These include student files, placement files and
footwear of any kind can be worn.                                       financial aid files.
                                                                           Students may request that the College amend their education
Use of Cellular Phones
                                                                        records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading or in
   Cell phone use is disruptive to the learning environment we
                                                                        violation of their right to privacy. In the event the College refuses
provide for our students. Cell phone use is prohibited in the
                                                                        to amend a record, the student may request a hearing. If the
classroom or in the hallways, therefore these phones must be
                                                                        hearing officer upholds the College’s refusal to amend the record,
turned off while in these areas. Students violating this policy may
                                                                        the student will still be allowed to include a statement into his
be subject to disciplinary action.
                                                                        student record regarding the disputed information, which will be
                                                                        released whenever the record in question is released.
Children on Campus
   Children are not permitted to attend any class with their parents,   Directory Information
nor are they allowed on campus while a parent is attending class.          Directory information includes the student’s name, dates of
Children are not allowed on campus during make-up tests or              attendance, enrollment status, photographs, diplomas/degrees,
tutoring sessions.                                                      student honors, and awards received and is given to any inquirer.
                                                                        However, the student may request that such directory information
                                                                        not be disclosed by requesting and submitting the “Request to
                                                                        Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information” form in the Registrar
                                                                        Office at any time.




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                                                                          Exemption
                                                                             Certain items are not considered part of the student’s records
                                                                          under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
                                                                          (FERPA). These include, but are not limited to: certain confidential
                                                                          letters of recommendation received by the College; records about
                                                                          students or incidents made by and accessible only to the
                                                                          Instructors or Administrators; and College security records or
                                                                          records maintained by certain professionals acting in their capacity
                                                                          for treatment purposes which are available only to the persons
                                                                          providing the treatment.

                                                                          Requesting Records
                                                                             The College maintains a record of requests for disclosure of
                                                                          student records, and said records show: (1) the person requesting
                                                                          the information; (2) the information requested; (3) the reason for
                                                                          the request; and (4) whether or not the information was provided.
                                                                          Student records are retained permanently by the College and kept
                                                                          in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information                         of 1974 (FERPA).
   Students wishing other information to be released must request
such releases by requesting and submitting the “Authorization for         Retention of Records
Release of Personally Identifiable Information” form. This form is          Student records are retained in accordance with federal
presented to the student during the enrollment process, the               regulations, state laws and accreditation standards.
student may request the form in the Registrar Office. The form
must specify to whom the release is being made and exactly what           DRUG FREE CAMPUS
information is to be released.                                               In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act,
                                                                          Public Law 101-226, Anthem College is declared a drug and alcohol-
Access Without Student Consent                                            free College. Student use of alcohol or the unlawful manufacture,
   The College may release student information without the                distribution, dispensing or use of a controlled substance or alcohol
student’s written consent if the disclosure is to (1) federal and state   anywhere on College property, or while participating in College
authorities where required; (2) accrediting agencies; (3) comply          related activities, are prohibited. Students who violate this policy
with a judicial order or subpoena, provided that the College makes        are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. A
reasonable effort to notify the student prior to such compliance; (4)     detailed copy of this policy is provided to all current students and
persons responsible for determining eligibility for Financial Aid for     may also be requested from the Business Office Manager. The policy
which the student has applied or received; (5) officials of another       can also be viewed on the College’s Internet Website at:
school to which the student has applied; (6) organizations                http://www.anthem.edu/locations/sec/corp.
conducting studies involving testing, student aid programs or
instructions where personally identifiable information will not be        CAMPUS SECURITY AND CRIME STATISTICS
disclosed; (7) to protect the health or safety of a student or other         Anthem College is strongly committed to crime prevention and
person; (8) any organization who sponsors the student at the              the safety of our school community. A copy of the College’s Annual
College by paying any portion of the cost of training directly to the     Security Report, including the Security Policies & Procedures and
College; or (9) comply with conditions otherwise required by the          the Annual Crime Statistics Report, may be obtained from the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).                Business Office Manager or viewed on the College’s Internet Website
                                                                          at: http://www.anthem.edu/loactions/sec/corp.

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PROGRAM DISCLOSURES                                                       Other Forms of Harassment
   Anthem Education is pleased to provide information about each             Verbal abuse, insulting comments and gestures, and other
of its programs on its website at                                         harassing conduct are also forbidden under this policy when
http://www.anthem.edu/disclosures/.                                       directed at an individual because of his or her race, color, sex,
                                                                          sexual orientation, familial status, age, religion, ethnic origin, or
NO HARASSMENT POLICY                                                      disability. It is the responsibility of each employee and each
   Anthem College is committed to providing workplaces and                student to conduct himself or herself in a professional manner at
learning environments that are free from harassment on the basis          all times and to refrain from such harassment.
of any protected classification including, but not limited to race,
sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin,   Complaint Procedure
disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or on          Students who feel they have been harassed should follow the
any other basis protected by law. Such conduct is unprofessional,         Student Grievance Procedure. Promptly after learning of such
unproductive, illegal, and generally considered bad for business.         alleged conduct, Anthem College will conduct an investigation for
Consequently, all conduct of this nature is expressly prohibited,         the purpose of determining whether prohibited harassment has
regardless of whether it violates any law.                                occurred. Efforts will be made to ensure confidentiality to the
                                                                          extent consistent with the goal of conducting an appropriate
DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT                                           investigation. Students who initiate or participate in such
   Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances,               investigations in good faith will be protected against school-
requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a      related retaliation. If an investigation confirms the allegations,
sexual nature where:                                                      Anthem College will take prompt corrective action, which may
1. Submission to such conduct is an explicit or implicit term or con-     include discipline, up to and including immediate dismissal.
     dition of a person’s status in a course, program or activity or in
     admission, or in an academic decision;                               NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for         Anthem College offers equal opportunities, without distinction
     an academic decision; or                                             or discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, age, national
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfer-       origin, physical or mental handicap, or Vietnam Era Veteran status,
     ing with an individual’s work or academic performance or creat-
                                                                          in any of its academic programs or activities, or in any of its
     ing an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, or educational
                                                                          employment practices.
     environment.
   Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
unwanted sexual advances; demands for sexual favors in exchange
for favorable treatment; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; graphic
commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess, or sexual
deficiencies; leering; whistling; touching; pinching; assault;
coerced sexual acts; suggestive, insulting or obscene comments or
gestures; stalking; and displaying sexually suggestible objects or
pictures. Anthem College prohibits all conduct of this nature
whether or not such conduct violates any applicable laws.




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a                                                                                                                   Associate of Science Medical Assisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

                                                                                                                    Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Academic Eligibility Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
                                                                                                                    Audit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Academic Honesty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
                                                                                                                    Audit Course Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Academic Policies & Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85–92

Academic Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
                                                                                                                    b
Academic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9–11
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Admission Requirements . . . . .5
Academic Recovery Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94, 95
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Academic Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Science in Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18, 19
Access Without Student Consent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30, 31
Accounting Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, 47
Accounting Technology Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 15
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management Degree Completion
Accreditation and Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48, 49
Accreditations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3       Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 17
Additional Consideration for Allied Health Care Students . . . . . . . . . . .88                                    Business Management Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20–23
Additional Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5–8        c
Admission Requirements – Online Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                             Campus Security and Crime Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Admissions Requirements – Ground Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                                Cancellation Prior to Commencement of Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
All Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104       Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Allied Health / Veterinary Technology Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105                               Changes to Programs, Schedules, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Alternative Funding, Private Loan Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99                           Changing Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Anthem College Online Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                                 Children on Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Appeal and Re-entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91             Clarification of Other Related Topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Appeal Process for Transfer Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8                  Clinical Skills and Externships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95   Complaint Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Appeals for Maximum Allowable Timeframe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95                               Computer Networking & Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24, 25
Application Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6          Computer Networking & Security Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . .26, 27
Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3    Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Arbitration Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103                Conduct, Privacy and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104–107
Assessment of Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11                       Consequences for Failing to Meet Minimum Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Associate of Science Degree Completion Admission Requirements . . . . .5                                            Consumer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2




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Copyright Infringement Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
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Core, General Education, & Shared Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79–83
                                                                                                                  English Proficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Course Numbering System – Ground Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
                                                                                                                  Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Course Numbering System – Online Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
                                                                                                                  Exemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Course Substitutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                                                                  Externship Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Course Syllabi / Final Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
                                                                                                                  Externship Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Credit for Prior Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
                                                                                                                  Externships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28, 29

Criminal Justice Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32–35
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Criteria for Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                                                                                  Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Current or Previous Anthem College Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                                                                                  Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

d                                                                                                                 Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy – Title IV Students Only . . . . . .103

                                                                                                                  Final Grade Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Definition of Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
                                                                                                                  Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 100
Degree Credential to be Awarded – Online Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
                                                                                                                  Financial Aid Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Dental Assisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36, 37
                                                                                                                  Financial Aid Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Dental Assisting Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 39
                                                                                                                  For Medical Office Administration Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Description of Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Directory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
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Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
                                                                                                                  General Education Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
                                                                                                                  Grade Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Dismissal by the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                                                                  Grading Scale and The Effect of Grades on SAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Dismissal or Withdrawal After Commencement of Classes . . . . . . . . . .101
                                                                                                                  Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Dress Code and Appearance Standard Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
                                                                                                                  Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Drug-Free Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
                                                                                                                  Grievances for Section 504, Title IX, Title VI and Age Complaints . . . . . .92




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Health Information Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40, 41                       Make-Up Assignments – Ground Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Health Information Management Concentration Courses . . . . . . . .42, 43                                       Make-Up Graded Assessments (Tests, Exams, and Quizzes) –
                                                                                                                Ground Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Health Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
                                                                                                                Make-Up Work – Online Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Healthcare Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44, 45
                                                                                                                Maximum Allowable Timeframe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Healthcare Management Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50, 51
                                                                                                                Medical Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 53
How to Apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
                                                                                                                Medical Assistant Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56, 57

i                                                                                                               Medical Assisting Degree Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 55

                                                                                                                Medical Billing & Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, 59
Incompletes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
                                                                                                                Medical Billing & Coding Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60, 61
Institutional / State of Georgia Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
                                                                                                                Medical Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 63
Institutional Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                                                                                Medical Office Administration Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . .64, 65
Institutional Loan Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
                                                                                                                Memberships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Institutional Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
                                                                                                                Minimum Standards for All Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

l                                                                                                               Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2


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Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Leave of Absence Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                                                                No Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Library and Learning Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
                                                                                                                Non-Discrimination Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

                                                                                                                Not Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97




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Online Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85                     Quality Commitment Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Online Attendance Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Online Course Failure(s) Leading to Dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86                              r
Online Program Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85                   Re-enrolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Online Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86              Re-enters Into a New Program or Program Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Online Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104                   Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101–103

Online Unit of Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10              Regaining Good Academic Standing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95, 96

Other Forms of Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107                       Repeated Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Ownership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4                 Requesting Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

                                                                                                                       Required Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
p                                                                                                                      Required Student Resources – Online Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Paralegal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66, 67          Retention of Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Paralegal Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68, 69                          Role of Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Payment of Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103                  s
Payment Periods – Ground Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93                            Satisfactory Academic Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93–98

Payment Periods – Online Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93                            Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Penalty For Late Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89                School History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Pharmacy Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70, 71                    School to School Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Pharmacy Technology Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 73                                    Special Recognition Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2        Specific Program Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Philosophy of the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                 Statement of Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95        Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Program Disclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107                 Student Ambassadors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Program Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9          Student Complaint / Grievance Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Program Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 91, 97                 Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Programs Offered – Ground Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                            Student Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Programs Offered – Online Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                          Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

                                                                                                                       Students With Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4




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Technology, Business, Criminal Justice and Paralegal Students . . . . . .105                                       Unit of Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

The Role of The Financial Aid Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98                         Use of Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Timeline for Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90    V
Transfer Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97       Veterinary Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74, 75

Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90                   Veterinary Technology Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76–78

Transferability of Credit for U.S. Military Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Transferring From One Anthem Education School to Another Anthem                                                    w
Education School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                                                                                   Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Transitional Studies Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
                                                                                                                   Withdrawals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
                                                                                                                   Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Types of Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11




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