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North Dakota Campus Locations – Bismarck ... - Rasmussen College

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									North Dakota             Inside this catalog
Campus Locations          – Programs of Study
 – Bismarck               – Course Descriptions
 – Fargo                  – College Policies
                          – Administration
                          – Faculty & Staff

Effective October 3, 2007.
This edition replaces previous editions.
Additional Campus Locations
Ocala, FL • Pasco County, FL • Rockford, IL
Brooklyn Park, MN • Eagan, MN • Eden Prairie, MN
Lake Elmo, MN • Mankato, MN • St. Cloud, MN
Green Bay, WI
                            RASMUSSEN COLLEGE                                                                                                          RASMUSSEN COLLEGE


          Mission Purposes                                                                                     Over a century of leadership and innovation.                                      Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Henry S. Bienen
           Rasmussen College         To accomplish our mission, Rasmussen College                              Rasmussen College was founded            Over the next century, Rasmussen
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – President, Northwestern University,
                                     has established these purposes:                                           more than a century ago to meet          College expanded to five locations          Evanston, Illinois
        is dedicated to serving                                                                                                                                                                  John A. Canning, Jr.
                                     1 Educational Excellence: Rasmussen College creates a                     the needs of the growing business        to serve the needs of the state of
             our communities             teaching/learning community that is challenging, stimulating,         environment. While the mission           Minnesota. In 2003, Rasmussen
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Chairman and CEO,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
                by recognizing           and student-focused. This is accomplished through an integrated       statement has changed, the               College partnered with an online-        James E. Cowie
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Managing Director,
              the diverse needs          system of accessible resources, interactive classes, and a rigorous   College’s philosophy has stayed          education provider to include fully       Frontenac Company
                                         curriculum.                                                           the same: Provide students with          online programs. Since then,             Therese A. Fitzpatrick, RN, PhDc
                 of individuals.                                                                               the knowledge and professional           Rasmussen College has added
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Partner, The Optime Group
                                     2 Learning Environment: Rasmussen College provides learning                                                                                                 Stanford J. Goldblatt, Esq.
                                                                                                               confidence necessary for                 campuses in Brooklyn Park and
                  We encourage           opportunities in an environment of mutual respect in an unbiased                                                                                         – Partner, Winston & Strawn

                                         atmosphere that prepares students for challenging careers and         tomorrow’s leaders.                      Lake Elmo, Minnesota; Rockford,          Bernard Goldstein
                   personal and                                                                                                                         Illinois; and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Founder, Broadview International
                                         life-long learning.                                                   In 1900 Walter Rasmussen, the                                                     Robert E. King
     professional development                                                                                                                           It has added four new campuses            – Chairman, Rasmussen College, Inc.
                                     3 Professional Development: The institutional culture of                  founder of Rasmussen College,                                                      – Chairman, Salt Creek Ventures
               through respect,                                                                                                                         through its mergers with
                                         Rasmussen College provides and supports ongoing opportunities         identified a need for career-focused                                              J. Michael Locke
                                                                                                                                                        Aakers College in North Dakota            – President & CEO,
              appreciation, and          for professional growth for students and employees, preparing         education in downtown St. Paul,                                                      Rasmussen College, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                        and Webster College in Florida.
                                         well-rounded individuals who contribute to our global community.      Minnesota. Business owners                                                        Thurston E. Manning
             a commitment to                                                                                                                                                                      – Formerly Executive Director of
                                     4 Modern Technology: Rasmussen College supports the use of                required skilled office professionals    Rasmussen College now operates              the Commission on Institutions
          general education as                                                                                 with secretarial and accounting          12 campuses in 5 states. It offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Higher Education of the
                                         modern technology as a tool to enhance student learning and                                                                                                North Central Association
               a foundation for          enrich the classroom environment as well as empower students          proficiency. With little delay,          more than 40 programs in areas           Jack C. Staley
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Former Chairman,
             life-long learning.         to adapt in an ever-changing workforce. The College                   Rasmussen graduates were available       such as business, criminal justice,         DePaul University Board of Trustees
                                         is committed to student development through the implementation        to step into the professional world      technology and design, and allied        Kristi A. Waite
              As an institution          of virtual classrooms utilizing the online learning modality.         and provide the support and              health. Through all these changes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – President, Rasmussen College


            of higher learning,                                                                                expertise needed by businesses.          Rasmussen has maintained its
                                     5 Service to Communities: Rasmussen College creates and
                                                                                                                                                        original passion for and dedication
                 the College is          maintains a collaborative community where students, employees,
                                         business, industry, professional associations/communities,                                                     to providing high-quality education
                 committed to                                                                                                                           to its students, and skilled graduates
                                         and other institutions of higher learning benefit from shared
            preparing students           knowledge and experience.                                                                                      to local employers.

                   to be active,     6 Assessment and Planning: Rasmussen College students,
               productive, and           both residential and online, engage in an active assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rasmussen College
                                         program that evaluates student learning, effective teaching,                                                                                            is accredited by
        successful contributors                                                                                                                                                                  The Higher Learning Commission,
                                         and institutional progress. The information gathered assists the                                                                                        and is a member of
                     to a global         College as it formulates long and short-range plans, anticipates                                                                                        The North Central Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Colleges and Schools.
                   community.            challenges, and strives to meet the goals of the Institution.


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                                 RASMUSSEN COLLEGE                                                                                                                      RASMUSSEN COLLEGE


               CHIPS!
 CHIPS is an acronym for our          COMMUNITY                               • Do you help graduates develop
                                                                                                                        Campus and Classroom Life
                                                                                                                        As a Rasmussen student, you are
                                                                                                                        our first priority: your education;
                                                                                                                        your positive experience; your
                                                                                                                                                                 Our focus is on you, the
                                                                                                                                                                 student, from your first call
                                                                                                                                                                 to the Admissions Office, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Career Advice and Assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                         At Rasmussen College, we make
                                                                                                                                                                                                         your career success our business,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and prepare you well to get a job in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Job Connect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our membership in the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Association of Colleges and
 values: Community, History,          • What is your average class size?        a portfolio of work samples that        achievements; and your dreams.           your success 15 years from now.         your chosen field. Employers know      Employers (NACE) enables current
                                                                                can be used to demonstrate career       We understand the challenges you         Upon graduation, you’ll                 that Rasmussen graduates not only      students and alumni to access
 Integrity, Placement, and            • Do you have online interaction,
                                                                                competencies to potential               face in meeting your career goals        become a member of our Alumni           have the professional training and     thousands of jobs nationally
 Service. CHIPS embodies                such as a portal, student profiles,                                             while balancing family life,             Association, which offers ongoing       hands-on experience to perform         through online links. With Job
                                                                                employers?
                                        and message boards?                                                             activities, work, budgets, and           career placement and networking         their chosen skills, they also have    Connect, Rasmussen’s online
 what the Rasmussen College                                                                                             schedules.                               opportunities with other                the confidence to excel in today’s     resource, you’ll have access to
                                      • How many employers do you             PLACEMENT
 experience is all about, and           interact with on a regular basis in                                             We know it’s hard to pursue career       Rasmussen alumni.                       business world.                        professional employers who
                                                                              • Do you have a full-time career          options and still keep your personal     New Facilities                          Personalized Service                   post all types of job opportunities,
 why it’s not just an ordinary          order to help graduates find jobs?      placement office?                                                                                                        Going back to college isn’t just       including full time, part time,
                                                                                                                        commitments. We respect your             Rasmussen is dedicated to
 education.                           • How else does the college interact    • Does your Career Services Office        values and support you with a            providing a quality, hands-on           about finding another job, it’s        internships, cooperative education
                                                                                                                        campus environment that meets            education with day, evening,            about moving to the next level in      assignments, and volunteer. You’ll
 What does CHIPS mean                   with the local community?               receive job postings from local                                                                                                                                 connect with prospective employers
                                                                                                                        your needs.                              and online programs to be               your career and finding a great job
 for you, our student?                • Are your instructors, staff, and        employers?                                                                       taken at your convenience,              that challenges and fulfills you.      who seek your skills.
                                                                                                                        Class Sizes
                                        students on a first-name basis?       • What is your placement rate?                                                     letting you live life on your           Rasmussen personnel are focused        Preferred Employer Program
 It means a personal, service-                                                                                          You’ll be in classes averaging
                                                                                                                                                                 schedule. Our commitment to             on your individual needs and           Rasmussen College is committed
                                      • Does your campus have lab hours       • Do you assist with resume, cover        15 to 25 students who have similar
 oriented, quality education that’s     during non-class times so I can                                                 interests, lifestyles, and pursuits.     progress and growth has led to          challenges as you look towards         to facilitating job placement.
                                                                                letter, and reference preparation?                                               expansion, offering even more           graduation and advancing your          We partner with employers in the
 designed to help you succeed           complete my projects?                                                           Small class sizes make learning
                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities for students.             career. On each campus there is        community through our Preferred
                                                                              • Do students have the opportunity        more personal, with individual
 - in the classroom and beyond.       • Is there an open-door policy            to participate in practice interviews   attention from the instructor and        New facilities include new
                                                                                                                                                                                                         at least one professional Career       Employer Membership program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Services Advisor to assist you in      Preferred Employers are committed
 Here are some questions to ask         at this college?                        prior to graduation?                    opportunity to share experiences         campuses in Lake Elmo and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         figuring out where you should          to hiring Rasmussen College
                                                                                                                        with other students.                     Eden Prairie, Minnesota,
 when selecting a college, so that    HISTORY                                 • Do you offer long term placement
                                                                                                                        Around-the-Clock                         Rockford, Illinois and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         go next with your career. Your         graduates. Our Career Services
                                                                                assistance for graduates?                                                                                                relationship with Rasmussen            Advisors match qualified students
 you can make the best decision       • When were you founded?                                                          Personal Support Center                  Green Bay, Wisconsin;
                                                                                                                                                                                                         doesn’t end when you walk out          with potential employers and the
                                                                              • Do you offer career-placement           The 24/7 Personal Support Center         expansions on the Mankato
 regarding your future career.          How long have you been in                                                                                                and St. Cloud campuses to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         our doors with your degree in          details of their company’s job
                                                                                assistance nationwide?                  operates continuously to help when                                               hand. As a graduate you are entitled   openings.
                                        business?                                                                       you need it. Whether it’s tutoring,      accommodate Allied Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to comprehensive career services at    Online Support
                                      • What’s the history of this college?                                             research problems, computer              programs; and new, upgraded
                                                                              SERVICE                                                                            computer labs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         any time throughout your career.       We have a vast online library of
                                        How did you get started?                                                        services, or information about
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Career Services Program                career support services that you
                                                                              • Do you offer 24/7 assistance            coursework, someone is always            Online Support
                                      • Where was your first campus             for students?                           standing by to offer direction.          and Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rasmussen graduates have the           can access anytime, whether you’re
                                        located? Where do you currently                                                                                                                                  benefit of an extensive career         a current student or a graduate.
                                                                              • Do you offer no-cost tutoring           The Rasmussen Community                  Rasmussen supports and guides
                                                                                                                                                                                                         services program. Our dedicated        You’ll find the best links to job
                                        have campus locations?                                                          Students say the support of the          you all the way with resources
                                                                                for both online and on-campus                                                    to help in your study: high-tech
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and professional staff teaches you     postings, career statistics, resume
                                      • How many students have                  students?                               Rasmussen community is one of                                                    how to write a professional resume,    help, setting goals, and tips for
                                                                                                                        the College’s best assets. Faculty       computer labs; an intranet that
                                        graduated from this college?                                                                                             offers access to libraries, research,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         create a personal portfolio, and       making a good impression on
                                                                              • Do you offer assistance with            and administration are accessible                                                conduct a polished interview.          prospective employers.
                                      • How long have you offered               researching and applying for            and eager to help. Students              databases, and specialized web
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Your instructors can offer valuable
                                        online classes?                                                                 encourage each other through             sites; on and off-site learning
                                                                                financial aid?                                                                   programs; and the 24-hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                         advice on getting a good job, as
                                                                                                                        a spirit of giving and sharing                                                   many have developed long-term
                                      INTEGRITY                               • Do you assist new students with         that makes Rasmussen much                Personal Support Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         relationships with many of the
                                                                                gathering transcripts and other         more than just a quality education.                                              area’s leading employers.
                                      • Are you accredited?
                                                                                necessary items during the
                                      • Is your accreditation national          application process? Are you
                                        or regional?                            available for questions throughout
                                      • Do you allow students to                this time?
                                        participate in evaluation of          • Does your college have a library
                                        their instructors and overall           and an on-site librarian?
                                        educational experience?
                                                                              • Do you offer technical support
                                      • How do you decide which new             on-site and online?
                                        programs to offer? Who helps
                                                                              • Are you open evenings and
                                        you develop them?
                                                                                weekends?


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                                                 RASMUSSEN COLLEGE                                                                                                                                     RASMUSSEN COLLEGE

 Rasmussen College Online                                                          High Quality Education                                                         Enrollment Procedures                                                  Picking a Start Date
 A job, family, and active lifestyle      Career Services Advisor - From           Rasmussen is accredited by a            Benefits of Regional                   You’ve already taken the first big    Rasmussen College will           2007-2008 Academic
 are important values. You want to        day one as a Rasmussen Online            number of organizations that honor      Accreditation                          step by scheduling your campus                                         Calendar
 explore a new career, or advance         student, your Career Services            the high standards of academic          A major benefit to students who                                              notify you in writing of
 further in your current career, but      Advisor will work with you to help       excellence and vitality maintained      graduate from a regionally
                                                                                                                                                                  visit and meeting your admissions
                                                                                                                                                                  representative.                       your acceptance or rejection.    • 2007 Fall Quarter
 how do you find the time to fit          you graduate with your dream job         by institutions of higher learning.     accredited institution is that when
 school into your busy schedule?          in place. With nationwide focus,         What this means is that you have        considering the transfer of credits,   Our admissions professionals can      All money paid to the College      October 1 through December 16
 The answer is Rasmussen College          they can help you wherever you           the assurance of receiving the          other institutions often use
                                                                                                                                                                  now help you explore the various      will be refunded if you are      • 2008 Winter Quarter
 Online.                                  live.                                    highest quality education possible      accreditation status as part of the
                                                                                   from a staff of dedicated instructors   transfer decision. In other words,     options that best meet your goals,    not accepted. All new students
 Flexible Scheduling                      Financial Aid Representative -
                                                                                                                                                                  interests, educational needs, and                                        January 7 through March 23
                                                                                   and administrators who are here to      should you decide to pursue your
 You can get a complete Rasmussen         Navigating the world of financial
                                                                                   help you succeed in your chosen         education further after graduating     work or activities schedule.          will attend an orientation
 quality education, at your own           aid is complex and challenging.                                                                                                                                                                • 2008 Spring Quarter
 pace and in your own time. Our           Your Financial Aid Representative        field. Whether you’ve been out of       from Rasmussen, credits may be         Your team will help you find the      session a week or two before
                                                                                   school for two years or twenty, our     much easier to transfer to the                                                                                  April 7 through June 22
 resources allow you to benefit from      will help you through the maze and                                                                                      learning program, location, and       classes start. This required
 a Rasmussen education, no matter         make sure that you receive all           commitment to your future is            college of your choice.
                                                                                                                                                                  coursework that are right for you.                                     • 2008 Summer Quarter
 where you live or when you can go        eligible funding.                        lifetime.                               In addition, many employer tuition                                           session is an opportunity to
 to school. Take your online class                                                 Regional Accreditation                  reimbursement plans require that a     When you’ve chosen the option                                            July 7 through September 21
                                          Technical Solution Team -                                                                                                                                     learn College policies and
 when it’s convenient for you,            Around-the-clock support is always       Accreditation means that a college      student attend a regionally            that best meets your needs, you
 day or night.                            available to answer any technical        meets the needs of students, as well    accredited school for full             can apply for admission by            course scheduling, buy           • 2008 Early Fall Quarter
 Innovative Programs                                                               as the criteria and requirements set    reimbursement. These plans can         submitting the following:                                                August 11 through September 21
                                          questions that come up as you do                                                                                                                              textbooks and supplies,
 The progressive programs offered         your coursework. Our Technical           by the accrediting organization.        help significantly with the costs of
 through Rasmussen College Online         Solution Team is in place to             Rasmussen College made the              going back to school.                  • Application Form                    and meet other students.
 are the same as those offered on         serve you and make your online           transition from national to regional    Articulation and Consortium              (Apply early for best class                                          College Holidays
 campus. Online students have             experience excellent.                    accreditation in 2001 to ensure the                                              choices and scholarship
                                                                                   highest quality education for its
                                                                                                                           Agreements                                                                                                    • New Year’s Day
 access to the same level of student      Library Services - All the resources                                                                                      opportunities.)
                                                                                   students. Regional accreditation        Rasmussen College has developed                                                                               • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 services offered to on-campus            and assistance you come to rely on
 students, including the 24/7             at a physical library are available to
                                                                                   places significant requirements on      articulation and consortium            • $60 fee for entire program
 Personal Support Center, tutoring,                                                the receiving institution, but it       agreements to maximize the               or $20 per course                                                    • Memorial Day
                                          you through Rasmussen College                                                    transferability of college credit
 and job placement assistance.                                                     enables students to transition more
                                          Online. Our Library Services Team                                                between institutions, thereby          • An attestation of high school                                        • Independence Day
                                                                                   easily from one accredited school to
 Online students complete                 gives you the direction and advice                                               meeting the educational goals of         graduation or equivalency
 assignments and activities using         to optimize your time and keep
                                                                                   another. During this time the                                                                                                                         • Friday prior to Labor Day
                                                                                   College added four more deans to        students in a timely manner.
 chat, email, message boards, and         you working efficiently.                                                                                                • College placement exam results                                         (Employee Appreciation Day)
                                                                                   its campuses, and faculty members       The College’s status as a regionally
 interactive web sites.                   Tutoring - You have questions and        with master’s degrees or higher         accredited institution of the Higher   • Required credentials for foreign                                     • Labor Day
 Certified Faculty                        need help, and our Tutoring              jumped from 50% to 70%.                 Learning Commission greatly              students, including TOEFL test
 Our instructors are highly trained       Services are available online to give                                            increases the likelihood of credit       score of 500 paper-based or                                          • Veterans Day
 and certified for online teaching.       you the answers and assistance you       For students exploring the nursing
                                                                                   field, the Practical Nursing program    transfer from Rasmussen to other         173 computer-based, plus first                                       • Thanksgiving Day
 They use standardized syllabi to         need.                                                                            academic institutions. Specific
                                                                                   at Rasmussen College is state-                                                   quarter tuition.
 ensure that programs are consistent.     Consistent Learning Platform             licensed by the Minnesota Board of      agreements detailed in transfer                                                                                 and the following Friday
 Faculty are readily available by         We have developed coursework                                                     guides are available to assist
 phone or email to answer questions       using our unique online software
                                                                                   Nursing. Also, the Health                                                                                                                             • Christmas Day
                                                                                   Information Technician program is       students as they determine their
 and provide direction.                   platform that is intuitive and                                                   course of study.
                                                                                   accredited by the Commission on
 Online Support Services                  ensures consistency across the           Accreditation for Health                100 Years of Excellence
 Rasmussen College Online offers          College. All the coursework you’ll       Informatics and Information             Rasmussen has served over 100,000
 a host of support services to help       need is on the Internet. Each            Management Education                    students in its 100-year history.
 you succeed in learning online.          course is set up in the same manner      (CAHIIM) of the American Health         Students comment that they were
 Student Services Coordinator -           so you won’t have to learn the           Information Management                  well prepared to meet the demands
 The goal of the Student Services         format for instruction every time        Association (AHIMA).                    of their new careers through the
 Coordinator is to help you with          you take a new class. Students may
                                                                                   Rasmussen College is licensed by        practical experience, hands-on
 whatever you need to ensure that         participate from home, work,
                                                                                   the Minnesota Office of Higher          training, classroom discussions, and
 you graduate on time. Whether            school, the public library, or
                                                                                   Education and the State of              independent thinking they explored
 you need assistance with the online      anywhere there is Internet access.
                                                                                   Wisconsin Educational Approval          at Rasmussen. Take charge of your
 learning platform or introduction                                                                                         future and see what Rasmussen can
                                                                                   Board.
 to various online resources, their                                                                                        offer.
 focus is on you and your success.




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                                                RASMUSSEN COLLEGE                                                                                                                                                    RASMUSSEN COLLEGE

 Primary sources of Financial Aid and how to apply.                                                                                                                  Scholarship and Grant Programs
 Each campus has a professionally                          Program                Type of Award                          Amount Per Year          Application        Grade Point Achievement                   • All recipients will be notified of   Grade Point Achievement Scholarships
 staffed financial aid department                                                                                                                                    Scholarships                                the award in writing and all funds
                                           Gift Aid        Federal Pell Grant     Grant based on financial need.        $400 - $4,310             Free Application                                                                                    If your           You will                If you apply          If you apply
 designed to help you apply for                            Program                                                                                for Federal        If you are like most students,              are paid directly to the College.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cumulative        receive the             for admission         for admission
 federal, state, and private assistance.                                                                                                          Student Aid        you don’t have a pile of cash lying         Award amounts for Associate          Grade Point       following               prior to              between
 The primary purpose of financial                                                                                                                 (FAFSA)                                                        Degree students are divided
                                                                                                                                                                     around to pay for college. So you’ll                                             Average upon      Scholarship:            January 30,           January 30,
 aid is to help students who                                                                                                                                         be glad to know that based on your          equally among the student’s first    graduation                                your award is:        and April 30,
                                                           Federal Supplemental   Grant based on financial need         $100 - $4,000, based      Free Application                                                                                    is between:                                                     your award is:
 otherwise would not be able to                            Educational            awarded by the institution.           on availability           for Federal        high school cumulative GPA,                 5 quarters of attendance. Award
 attend a post-secondary institution                       Opportunity Grant      Notification is made by the                                     Student Aid –      Rasmussen College offers                    amounts for Bachelor Degree
                                                           (FSEOG)                College regarding eligibility.                                  Awarded by                                                                                          2.00 – 2.74       Success Award           Associates $1,000         $600
 meet the cost of higher education.                                                                                                               the College        scholarship opportunities up to             students are divided equally                                                   Bachelors $2,000          $1,200
 The basic responsibility for                                                                                                                                        $10,000 for incoming freshman.              among the student’s first            2.75 – 2.99       Achievement Award       Associates $1,500         $1,000
 financing your education lies with        Employment      Federal Work Study     Part-time jobs on campus              Varies                    Free Application   Below is a quick look at the available      10 quarters of attendance.                                                     Bachelors $3,000          $2,000
 you and your family. Aid is based                                                or at local non-profit agencies.                                for Federal        Grade Point Achievement                   • Student must carry a minimum         3.00 – 3.24       Silver Circle Award     Associates $2,000         $1,500
 upon documented financial need                                                   Based on financial need and skill                               Student Aid –      scholarships. Ask your Admissions                                                                                          Bachelors $4,000          $3,000
                                                                                  level for positions available.                                  Awarded by                                                     of 9 credits per full quarter or
 — the difference between the cost                                                                                                                                   Representative for all the details and      7 for a mid-start term, maintain     3.25 – 3.49       Gold Circle Award       Associates $2,500         $2,000
                                                                                                                                                  the College
 of college and your ability to pay                                                                                                                                  an application form.                                                                                                       Bachelors $5,000          $4,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 satisfactory academic progress,
 for it. Costs include books, tuition,     Federal Loan    Federal Stafford       Payment deferred until six months     1st Year - $3,500         Free Application                                               and not be on Academic               3.50 – 3.74       Platinum Circle Award   Associates $3,000         $2,500
                                                           Loan Program           after student leaves college or                                 for Federal        Grade point average is based upon                                                                                          Bachelors $6,000          $5,000
 supplies, room and board,                 Programs                                                                     2nd Year - $4,500                                                                        Warning/Probation or the award is
                                                                                  attends less than half time.                                    Student Aid        a 4.0 scale. Other grade point scales
 transportation, living expenses,                                                                                       3rd Year+ - $5,500                                                                                                            3.75 – 3.99       Director’s Award        Associates $4,000         $3,000
                                                                                  Need-based calculation.                                         and Promissory     will be converted to a 4.0 scale to         forfeited from that point forward.                                             Bachelors $8,000          $6,000
 and child care costs.                                                                                                                            Note processed     determine award.                          • Awards are forfeited if attendance   4.00              President’s Award       Associates $5,000         $4,000
                                                                                                                                                  through College
 There are three basic types                                                                                                                      and Lender                                                     is discontinued or interrupted for                                             Bachelors $10,000         $8,000
                                                                                                                                                                     Eligibility guidelines for the Grade
 of aid available to                                                                                                                                                                                             Associate Degree seeking students.
                                                                                                                                                  Free Application   Point Achievement Scholarships are
 Rasmussen students:                                       Federal                Principal and interest may            Same as subsidized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bachelor’s Degree seeking students
                                                           Unsubsidized           be deferred until after student       limits. Independent       for Federal        as follows:                                                                      Dollars for Scholars                      Outside Scholarships
 • Various state and federal student                                                                                                              Student Aid and                                                may interrupt attendance a
                                                           Stafford Loan          leaves college or attends less than   students may be                              • Eligible students must be current                                              Dollars for Scholars is a volunteer-
   loan programs.                                          Program                half-time.                            eligible for additional   Promissory Note                                                maximum of 2 instances with                                                    The College will gladly assist any
                                                                                                                        amounts of:               processed            year graduating seniors.                                                       operated community scholarship            student in attaining scholarship
 • Gift Aid, also known as grants, is                                                                                                             through College                                                each instance no more than one       foundation. Managed by a Board
   assistance you do not have to pay                                                                                    1st & 2nd Year
                                                                                                                                                  and Lender         • Students must apply for and begin         quarter and not more than once                                                 funding from an outside source by
                                                                                                                        - $4000                                                                                                                       of Trustees, Dollars for Scholars         providing cost of attendance and
   back and is usually based upon                                                                                                                                      classes during the summer quarter,        in any one calendar year.
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                                  SCHOOL                            OF            A L L I E D H E A LT H                                                                                                                      SCHOOL                            OF            A L L I E D H E A LT H

               Objective.              MASSAGE THERAPY AAS DEGREE                                                                                                                                        Objective.                MEDICAL CODING DIPLOMA
           Graduates of this degree    Standard Length of Program • 7 Quarters Full-Time • 11 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                    Graduates of this diploma      Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Part-Time
         program learn theory and      Career Opportunities • Private Practice • Spas and Resorts • Health Clubs                                                                          program learn to code healthcare         Career Opportunities • Medical Coder • Medical Coder/Biller
         practical massage-therapy                           • Wellness Centers • Clinics • Chiropractic Offices                                                                          data using ICD and CPT coding
 application. They will be able to                                                                                                                                                           principles, and they learn how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses
 perform Swedish Massage, Deep         Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses                                                      these skills contribute to other      Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
    Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy,     Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits       areas in the healthcare facility.    B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    D111     Computer Information Systems                   3
                                       B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    B136     Introduction to Business                                   4                                             B098        Foundations of English II                                4
     and other techniques that are     B098        Foundations of English II                                4    E150     Success Strategies                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                           Students know how to navigate                                                                                     E150     Success Strategies                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    E242     Career Development                             2
 prevalent in the field of massage     B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    E242     Career Development                                         2            a health record and abstract     Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         G124     English Composition                            4
    therapy. In addition, students     Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         G233     College Algebra                                            4                information necessary to     Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         G141     Introduction to Communication                  4
                                       Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         M230     Medical Law and Ethics                                     4                                             completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    G150     Structure and Function of the Human Body       4
     will learn techniques that are    completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    MT101    Introduction to Massage Therapy                            3
                                                                                                                                                                                                    correctly code the medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             G233     College Algebra                                4
 used for people in various stages     General Education Courses                                                 MT105    Deep Tissue Massage                                        3          information. They know the                                                                                   M120     Medical Terminology                            4
   of life. Students will be able to   Number      Course                                              Credits   MT120    Techniques for Special Clients                             3      correct use of medical language                                                                                  M140     Basic ICD-9-CM Coding                          4
                                                                                                                 MT140    Pathology for Massage Therapy                              4                                                                                                                       M140A    Intermediate ICD-9-CM Coding                   3
          communicate the correct      English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                 MT215    Sports Massage                                             3                    and terminology and                                                                                M141     Ambulatory Care Coding                         3
                                       G124      English Composition                                        4
  medical language for insurance       Communication (Select 1 course)
                                                                                                                 MT220    Myofascial Release                                         3            the effective use of software                                                                              M208     Introduction to Health Information Management 4
        billing. They will have the                                                                              MT225    Alternative Modalities                                     3           packages available. Students                                                                                M209     Medical Insurance and Billing                  3
                                       G141      Introduction to Communication                              4    MT230    Trigger Point Therapy                                      3                                                                                                                       M223     Pathology I                                    4
  knowledge to take the National       G226      Speech                                                     4    MT237    Clinic I                                                   2              learn the value of effective                                                                             M224     Pathology II                                   4
      Certification Exam from the      Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                             MT238    Clinic II                                                  4         communication skills, ethical                                                                                 M230     Medical Law and Ethics                         4
                                       G125      Humanities                                                 4    MT245    Kinesiology                                                4
 National Certification Board for                                                                                                                                                                and professional behavior in                                                                                M251     Medical Coding Practicum                       1
                                       G138      Introduction to Film                                       4    MT246    Kinesiology II                                             4                                                                                                                                Total Diploma Credits                        59*
         Therapeutic Massage and       G201      Creative Writing                                           4    MT250    Business and Wellness                                      3                  the workplace, and the                                                                                        This Diploma Program is also offered online.
                                       G230      Introduction to Literature                                 4             Total Degree Credits                                     94*
    Bodywork (NCBTMB). They            Math/Natural Sciences (2 required courses)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      confidentiality of patient
                                                                                                                          * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II                                                                                                                                  * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II
         will value professionalism,   MA241     Human Anatomy and Physiology I                             5               or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required                                 information.                                                                                          or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required
   integrity, ethical decisions, and   MA242     Human Anatomy and Physiology II                            5               of some students based upon placement examinations.                                                                                                                                         of some students based upon placement examinations.

          the appreciation of other    Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                                 This program is offered only at the Bismarck campus.
                                       G122      World Geography                                            4
               massage therapists in   G123      Principles of Economics                                    4
                       the industry.   G137      Introduction to Psychology                                 4
                                       G142      Introduction to Sociology                                  4
                                       G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                               4


                                                                                                                                                                                                         Objective.                MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN AAS DEGREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Medical Laboratory        Standard Length of Program • 7 Quarters Full-Time
                                                                                                                                                                                          Technician AAS degree program            Career Opportunities • Medical Laboratory Technician
               Objective.              MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION AAS DEGREE                                                                                                                       is designed to equip students
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with technical and critical-     Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses
           Graduates of this degree    Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 9 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                                                    Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
        program acquire skills and     Career Opportunities • Medical Office Assistant • Medical Business Office Clerk • Medical Receptionist
                                                                                                                                                                                                  thinking skills necessary to     B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    D111     Computer Information Systems                               3
 knowledge valuable to a medical                             • Medical Transcriptionist • Medical Office Manager • Medical Coder/Biller                                                    obtain meaningful employment            B098        Foundations of English II                                4    E150     Success Strategies                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                   in the healthcare industry.     B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    E242     Career Development                                         2
   office in a variety of healthcare                                                                                                                                                                                               Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         G233     College Algebra                                            4
                                       Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses                                                       Graduates of the program will
        settings. Students learn to    Number      Course                                              Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         M120     Medical Terminology                                        4
   perform a wide variety of tasks     B097        Foundations of English I                                 4
                                                                                                                 Number
                                                                                                                 D111
                                                                                                                          Course
                                                                                                                          Computer Information Systems                   3
                                                                                                                                                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                             know essential terminology for        completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    ML100    Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science                3
                                                                                                                                                                                                   their profession and safety     General Education Courses                                                 ML150    Clinical Chemistry I                                       3
           including medical-office    B098        Foundations of English II                                4    E150     Success Strategies                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Number      Course                                              Credits   ML151    Hematology I                                               3
                                       B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    E242     Career Development                             2                 standards for the industry. They
 management, patient scheduling,       Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         G150     Structure and Function of the Human Body       4                                                         English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ML152    Urinalysis                                                 3
       medical transcription, basic    Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         M120     Medical Terminology                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                            will possess the skills to operate     G124      English Composition                                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ML153    Clinical Microbiology I                                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ML201    Clinical Chemistry II                                      4
  medical coding, medical billing,     completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    M140     Basic ICD-9-CM Coding                          4                  and maintain equipment in the          Communication (Select 1 course)                                           ML202    Hematology II                                              4
                                       General Education Courses                                                 M140A    Intermediate ICD-9-CM Coding                   3                   medical laboratory, collect and       G141      Introduction to Communication                              4    ML203    Immunology                                                 3
 medical-record organization, and                                                                                M141     Ambulatory Care Coding                         3                                                         G226      Speech                                                     4
                                       Number      Course                                              Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               analyze specimen samples for                                                                                  ML205    Immunohematology                                           3
  other medical-office procedures.     English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                 M200     Medical Office Procedures                      4                                                         Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                             ML206    Clinical Microbiology II                                   4
 They know medical terminology         G124      English Composition                                        4
                                                                                                                 M205     Medical Transcription I                        3                diagnosis, and assist members of         G125      Humanities                                                 4    ML207    Clinical Practicum                                        12
                                                                                                                 M206     Medical Transcription II                       3                the healthcare team in delivering        G138      Introduction to Film                                       4    PB105    Phlebotomy                                                 3
   and basic anatomy and disease       Communication (Select 1 course)                                           M208     Introduction to Health Information Management 4                                                          G201      Creative Writing                                           4             Total Degree Credits                                     99*
 processes. Students value ethical     G141      Introduction to Communication                              4    M209     Medical Insurance and Billing                  3                 service to patients. Graduates of       G230      Introduction to Literature                                 4             This program is only available at the Bismarck campus.
                                       G226      Speech                                                     4
  and professional behavior in the     Humanities (Select 2 courses)
                                                                                                                 M223     Pathology I                                    4                        this program will value the      Math/Natural Sciences ((2 required courses)
                                                                                                                 M224     Pathology II                                   4                                                         MA241     Human Anatomy and Physiology I                             5             * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II
                workplace, and the     G125      Humanities                                                 4    M230     Medical Law and Ethics                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                importance of the safety and                                                                                            or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MA242     Human Anatomy and Physiology II                            5               of some students based upon placement examinations.
          confidentiality of patient   G138      Introduction to Film                                       4    M251     Medical Coding Practicum                       1                          confidentiality of patients    Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)
                                       G201      Creative Writing                                           4    M290     Medical Administration Capstone                1
                       information.    G230      Introduction to Literature                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and other technicians in the      G122      World Geography                                            4
                                                                                                                 S115     Keyboarding I                                  3                                                         G123      Principles of Economics                                    4
                                       Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                  S120     Word for Windows                               3                  laboratory, and the significance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   G137      Introduction to Psychology                                 4
                                       G233      College Algebra                                            4             Total Degree Credits                         96*                        of their contribution to the     G142      Introduction to Sociology                                  4
                                       G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                  4
                                       G245      Introduction to Geology                                    4
                                                                                                                          This Degree Program is also offered online.                            community through ethical         G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                               4
                                       Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                                 * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II       decision-making and caregiving.
                                                                                                                            or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required
                                       G122      World Geography                                            4
                                                                                                                            of some students based upon placement examinations.                Students do not have to pass
                                       G123      Principles of Economics                                    4
                                       G137      Introduction to Psychology                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                any external certifications or
                                       G142      Introduction to Sociology                                  4                                                                                       licensure examinations to
                                       G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                               4                                                                                          receive the AAS degree.


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                                SCHOOL                            OF            A L L I E D H E A LT H                                                                                                                                 SCHOOL                               OF            BUSINESS

             Objective.              MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST DIPLOMA                                                                                                                                 Objective.                ACCOUNTING BS DEGREE
       Graduates of this diploma     Standard Length of Program • 4 Quarters Full-Time • 6 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                    Graduates of this degree       Standard Length of Program • 12 Quarters Full-Time • 16 Quarters Part-Time
      program learn to transcribe    Career Opportunities • Medical Transcriptionist • Medical Document Editor                                                                           program will be able to secure         Career Opportunities • Auditor • Cost Accountant • Financial Analyst • Managerial Accountant
        a wide variety of medical                                                                                                                                                            employment in professional                              • Accounts Payable Manager • Accounts Receivable Manager
 documents, to adapt to varying                                                                                                                                                            accounting firms, businesses,
                                     Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses
       medical report formats, to    Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                 or government agencies.
     use transcription equipment                                                                                                                                                                     Students have a good       Foundation Courses                                                            Major and Core Courses
                                     B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    D111     Computer Information Systems                               3                                            Number      Course                                                Credits     Lower Division
  effectively, and to give support   B098        Foundations of English II                                4    E150     Success Strategies                                         4                 understanding of the       B097        Foundations of English I                                     4    Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                     B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    E242     Career Development                                         2
 to and communicate effectively      Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         G124     English Composition                                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                full accounting cycle and       B098        Foundations of English II                                    4    A151     Accounting I                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B099        Foundations of Math                                          4    A152     Accounting II                                                   4
        with the healthcare team.    Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         G141     Introduction to Communication                              4           processes of these entities.     Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in             A153     Accounting III                                                  4
                                     completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    G150     Structure and Function of the Human Body                   4
      They know the correct use                                                                                                                                                                 Students also have a firm       Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful             A269     Income Tax                                                      4
                                                                                                               G233     College Algebra                                            4                                            completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                        A280     Accounting Capstone                                             2
         of medical language and                                                                               M120     Medical Terminology                                        4                 understanding of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Education Courses                                                     B136     Introduction to Business                                        4
   terminology and the effective                                                                               M200     Medical Office Procedures                                  4         functional areas of business,                                                                                    B271     Professional Communication                                      4
         use of available software                                                                             M205     Medical Transcription I                                    3            technology management,          Lower Division                                                                D111     Computer Information Systems                                    3
                                                                                                               M206     Medical Transcription II                                   3                                            Number      Course                                                Credits
         packages. Students value                                                                                                                                                               and the ethical dilemmas                                                                                      D181     Excel                                                           3
                                                                                                               M207     Medical Transcription III                                  3                                            English Composition (Required course)                                         D279     Computer Focused Principles                                     3
          ethical and professional                                                                             M223     Pathology I                                                4      in the business environments.         G124      English Composition                                            4    E150     Success Strategies                                              4
                                                                                                               M224     Pathology II                                               4                                            Communication (Select 1 course)
       behavior in the workplace                                                                               M280     Medical Transcription Capstone                             3
                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduates of this program have          G141      Introduction to Communication                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E242     Career Development                                              2
           and the confidentiality                                                                             S115     Keyboarding I                                              3    demonstrated good written and           G226      Speech                                                         4    Upper Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Number   Course                                                   Credits
           of patient information.                                                                             S116     Keyboarding II                                             3          oral communication skills,        Humanities (Select 2 courses)
                                                                                                               S120     Word for Windows                                           3                                                                                                                          A305     Corporate Finance                                               4
                                                                                                                                                                                           strategic and critical thinking      G125      Humanities                                                     4    A310     Managerial Accounting                                           4
                                                                                                                        Total Diploma Credits                                    62*                                            G138      Introduction to Film                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                  skills, and interpersonal                                                                                   A315     Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting                      4
                                                                                                                        This Diploma Program is also offered online.                                                            G201      Creative Writing                                               4    A325     Auditing                                                        4
                                                                                                                        * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II
                                                                                                                                                                                         and leadership skills. Students        G230      Introduction to Literature                                     4    A405     Advanced Accounting                                             4
                                                                                                                          or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required                   value life-long learning,     Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                      A410     Advanced Federal Tax Theory                                     4
                                                                                                                          of some students based upon placement examinations.                                                   G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                       4    A415     Financial Statement Analysis                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                 honesty, and integrity in      G233      College Algebra                                                4    A420     Accounting Information Systems                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                               applying their accounting        G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                      4    A425     Corporate Fraud Examination                                     4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G245      Introduction to Geology                                        4    A430     International Accounting                                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                          skills to support a   Social Sciences (1 required course,*** and select 1 elective)                 A490     Accounting Capstone II                                          4
                                                                                                                                                                                                             business entity.   G122      World Geography                                                4    B351     Management of Information Systems                               4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G123      Principles of Economics***                                     4    BU308    Operations Management                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G137      Introduction to Psychology                                     4    BU322    Money and Banking                                               4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G142      Introduction to Sociology                                      4    BU401    Organizational Behavior Analysis                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                                   4    BU402    Strategic Management                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Upper Division                                                                         Total lower division major/core credits                         41
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Number      Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Total upper division major/core credits                         64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Communication (Select 1 course)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G332      Visual Communication in the Media                              4    Elective Courses       (Select 5 from the following list)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Humanities (Select a minimum of 1 course)                                     Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G330      American Literature                                            4    A177     Payroll Accounting                                              4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G335      Contemporary World Literature:                                      A272     Intermediate Accounting I                                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1900 to the Present                                            4    A274     Intermediate Accounting II                                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G435      Literature of American Minorities                              4    A276     Financial Investigation                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Math/Natural Sciences (Select a minimum of 1 course)                          B232     Principles of Marketing                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G328      Human Uses of the Environment                                  4    B234     Business Law                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G402      Statistics                                                     4    B293     Business Ethics                                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G434      Gender in Math and Science                                     4    F111     Introduction to Banking                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Social Sciences (Select a minimum of 1 course)                                F212     Fundamentals of Consumer Lending                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G333      American Religious History                                     4    F213     Introduction to Mortgage Lending                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G380      Visions of America Since 1945                                  4    F215     Principles of Banking Law                                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G401      Comparative Politics                                           4    J100     Introduction to Criminal Justice                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J125     Criminal Law and Procedures                                     4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total lower division general education credits                           32            Total elective credits                                      20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total upper division general education credits                           24            Total Degree Credits                                      181*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ** 32 credits of Lower Division general education coursework and                       This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   24 credits of Upper Division general education coursework are required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *** Principles of Economics is required for the Accounting BS degree.                    Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students must select an additional course from the Social Sciences                   some students based upon placement examinations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    category to meet the required amount of general education credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in that category.




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                                              SCHOOL                               OF             BUSINESS                                                                                                                                     SCHOOL                               OF            BUSINESS

             Objective.                ACCOUNTING AAS DEGREE
                                       Banking • Financial Accounting • Financial Investigation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Objective.               BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BS DEGREE
        Graduates of this degree                                                                                                                                                                  The Bachelor's degree program         Standard Length of Program • 12 Quarters Full-Time • 15 Quarters Part-Time
       program learn to manage         Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 9 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                          will provide students with     Career Opportunities • Sales Worker Supervisor • Office Manager • Administrative Services Manager
              accounts receivable,     Career Opportunities • Accounting Clerk • Financial Planner • Auditor • Bookkeeper                                                                                  theoretical and practical                          • Human Resource Manager • Marketing Manager
  accounts payable, and payroll.                            • Loan Officer • Financial Analyst • Bank Teller • Accounts Management Trainee                                                         knowledge in their discipline.
       They learn to prepare tax                                                                                                                                                                   Critical thinking, information       Foundation Courses                                                           Major and Core Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Number      Course                                                Credits    Lower Division
    returns, prepare and analyze       Foundation Courses                                                           Major and Core Courses                                                         literacy, ethical understanding
                                       Number       Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B097        Foundations of English I                                    4    Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits
   financial statements, and use       B097         Foundations of English I                                   4    A151     Accounting I                                                    4         and reasoning, quantitative      B098        Foundations of English II                                   4    A151     Accounting I                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B099        Foundations of Math                                         4    B119     Customer Service                                                4
           computer applications       B098         Foundations of English II                                  4    A152     Accounting II                                                   4        reasoning, multicultural and      Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in            B136     Introduction to Business                                        4
                                       B099         Foundations of Math                                        4    A153     Accounting III                                                  4
         proficiently. They know       Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in            A269     Income Tax                                                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                           diversity awareness, and     Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful            B165     Introduction to Human Resource Management                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                       B218     E-Commerce                                                      4
        financial and managerial       Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful            A280     Accounting Capstone                                             2   communication skills will play a
                                       completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                                                                                                                                           General Education Courses**                                                  B232     Principles of Marketing                                         4
          accounting concepts as                                                                                    B136     Introduction to Business                                        4    key role in the degree program.                                                                                    B233     Principles of Management                                        4
                                       General Education Courses                                                    B271     Professional Communication                                      4                                          Lower Division
           related to the business                                                                                  D111     Computer Information Systems                                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Graduates will demonstrate the        Number      Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     B234     Business Law                                                    4
                                       Number       Course                                                Credits                                                                                                                                                                                                    B250     Training and Development                                        4
       environment. They value         English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                    D181     Excel                                                           3      ability to know, comprehend,        English Composition (Required course)                                        B263     Principles of Advertising                                       4
             critical-thinking and                                                                                  D279     Computer Focused Principles                                     3     apply, analyze, synthesize, and      G124      English Composition                                           4
                                       G124      English Composition                                           4                                                                                                                                                                                                     B271     Professional Communication                                      4
                                                                                                                    E150     Success Strategies                                              4                                          Communication (Select 1 course)
      communication skills and         Communication (Select 1 course)                                              E242     Career Development                                              2          evaluate facts and theories;    G141      Introduction to Communication                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     B293     Business Ethics                                                 4
                                       G141      Introduction to Communication                                 4                                                                                                                                                                                                     D111     Computer Information Systems                                    3
               the ability to relate   G226      Speech                                                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                    locate, evaluate, and integrate     G226      Speech                                                        4    E150     Success Strategies                                              4
          accounting concepts to                                                                                    Banking Emphasis                                                                      appropriate primary and       Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                                E242     Career Development                                              2
                                       Humanities (Select 2 courses)
         the world around them.        G125      Humanities                                                    4
                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                     secondary sources; effectively     G125      Humanities                                                    4    S115     Keyboarding I                                                   3
                                                                                                                    B232     Principles of Marketing                                      4                                             G138      Introduction to Film                                          4
                                       G138      Introduction to Film                                          4                                                                                      communicate ideas through                                                                                      Upper Division
                                                                                                                    F111     Introduction to Banking                                      4                                             G201      Creative Writing                                              4
                                       G201      Creative Writing                                              4                                                                                                                                                                                                     Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                    F212     Fundamentals of Consumer Lending                             4       speaking and writing; integrate       G230      Introduction to Literature                                    4
                                       G230      Introduction to Literature                                    4                                                                                                                                                                                                     A305     Corporate Finance                                               4
                                                                                                                    F213     Introduction to Mortgage Lending                             4                                             Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)
                                       Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                     F215     Principles of Banking Law                                    4          the ideas of others with their     G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     B480     Critical Issues in Business                                     4
                                       G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                      4                                                                                                                                                                                                     BU301    Public Relations                                                4
                                       G233      College Algebra                                               4
                                                                                                                             Total Degree Credits                                       93*                own ideas to create new      G233      College Algebra                                               4    BU302    Risk Management                                                 4
                                                                                                                             This Degree Program is also offered Online.
                                       G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                     4                                                                                            knowledge; develop an       G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                     4    BU307    Insurance                                                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G245      Introduction to Geology                                       4    BU308    Operations Management                                           4
                                       G245      Introduction to Geology                                       4    Financial Accounting Emphasis                                                              understanding of the     Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)
                                       Social Sciences (1 required course,** and select 1 elective)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BU312    International Business                                          4
                                       G122      World Geography                                               4
                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits             multicultural nature of a     G122      World Geography                                               4    BU322    Money and Banking                                               4
                                                                                                                    A177     Payroll Accounting                                           4
                                       G123      Principles of Economics**                                     4    A272     Intermediate Accounting I                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                           global society; recognize    G123      Principles of Economics                                       4    BU340    Professional Selling                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G137      Introduction to Psychology                                    4    BU355    Advertising Application                                         4
                                       G137      Introduction to Psychology                                    4    A274     Intermediate Accounting II                                   4                    and address complex      G142      Introduction to Sociology                                     4    BU401    Organizational Behavior Analysis                                4
                                       G142      Introduction to Sociology                                     4
                                       G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                                  4
                                                                                                                    B234     Business Law                                                 4                   ethical situations; and   G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                                  4    BU402    Strategic Management                                            4
                                                                                                                    B293     Business Ethics                                              4
                                       ** Principles of Economics is required for the Accounting AAS degree.                 Total Degree Credits                                       93*               operate effectively within    Upper Division                                                               BU403    Contemporary Leadership Challenges                              4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BU404    Negotiation and Conflict Management                             4
                                          Students must select an additional course from the Social Sciences                 This Degree Program is also offered Online.                                    a continually changing      Number      Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BU425    Labor and Employment Law                                        4
                                          category to meet the required amount of general education credits                                                                                                                             Communication (Select 1 course)
                                          in that category.                                                         Financial Investigation Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       environment.     G332      Visual Communication in the Media                             4    BU480    Small Business Management I                                     4
                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits                                           Humanities (Select a minimum of 1 course)                                             Total lower division major/core credits                         60
                                                                                                                    A272     Intermediate Accounting I                                    4                                             G330      American Literature                                           4             Total upper division major/core credits                         64
                                                                                                                    A274     Intermediate Accounting II                                   4                                             G335      Contemporary World Literature:
                                                                                                                    A276     Financial Investigation                                      4                                                       1900 to the Present                                           4             Total Degree Credits                                      180*
                                                                                                                    J100     Introduction to Criminal Justice                             4                                             G435      Literature of American Minorities                             4             This Degree Program is also offered Online.
                                                                                                                    J125     Criminal Law and Procedures                                  4                                             Math/Natural Sciences (Select a minimum of 1 course)                                  * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or
                                                                                                                             Total Degree Credits                                       93*                                             G328      Human Uses of the Environment                                 4               Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of
                                                                                                                             This Degree Program is also offered Online.                                                                G402      Statistics                                                    4               some students based upon placement examinations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G434      Gender in Math and Science                                    4
                                                                                                                             * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or
                                                                                                                               Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of                                                    Social Sciences (Select a minimum of 1 course)
                                                                                                                               some students based upon placement examinations.                                                         G333      American Religious History                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G380      Visions of America Since 1945                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G401      Comparative Politics                                          4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total lower division general education credits                        32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total upper division general education credits                        24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ** 32 credits of Lower Division general education coursework and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           24 credits of Upper Division general education coursework are required.




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                                              SCHOOL                             OF            BUSINESS                                                                                                                                     SCHOOL                               OF             BUSINESS

              Objective.               BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AAS DEGREE
                                       Business Administration • Call Center Management • Human Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Objective.                OFFICE MANAGEMENT AAS DEGREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Corporate Management • Government • Legal/Criminal Justice
          Graduates of this degree                                                                                                                                                                          Graduates from this
                                       Internet Marketing • Marketing and Sales                                                                                                                                                      Medical • Small Business Management
  program know and understand                                                                                                                                                                   program will acquire skills to
 major concepts in management,         Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 9 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                     communicate effectively in       Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 9 Quarters Part-Time
    human resources, marketing,        Career Opportunities • Retail Management • Small Business Manager • Customer Service                                                                          a variety of office settings.   Career Opportunities • Office Manager • Executive Assistant • Legal Office Administrator
  and customer service. They are                            • Call Center/Telecommunications Manager • Human Resource Assistant                                                                      The student will learn the                           • Medical Office Administrator • Court Clerk • Administrative Assistant
                                                            • Benefits Administrator • Sales Representative
   able to interpret financial data                         • Internet Sales & Marketing Associate • E-Marketing Coordinator/Web Analyst                                                       skills needed to be a successful      Foundation Courses                                                             Major and Core Courses
   and have a general knowledge                             • Marketing Assistant                                                                                                                  administrative professional,      Number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     B097
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foundations of English I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A151     Accounting I                                                    4
     of accounting. They develop                                                                                                                                                             including document processing,          B098         Foundations of English II                                     4   B119     Customer Service                                                4
       an appreciation for general     Foundation Courses                                                        Business Administration Emphasis                                            document communication, and             B099         Foundations of Math                                           4   B271     Professional Communication                                      4
                                       Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                   Credits                                           Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in              D111     Computer Information Systems                                    3
         education and are able to     B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    A152     Accounting II                               4                            office technology, as well as     Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful              D181     Excel                                                           3
   relate it to business situations.   B098        Foundations of English II                                4    A177     Payroll Accounting                          4                         gaining specific knowledge in        completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                         D187     Professional Presentations                                      3
  Students acquire skills in word      B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    B119     Customer Service                            4                            any of the several emphasis                                                                                      E150     Success Strategies                                              4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     General Education Courses
                                       Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         B165     Introduction to Human Resource Management   4                                                                                                                                             E242     Career Development                                              2
 processing, spreadsheet creation,     Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         B293     Business Ethics                             4                           areas from which to choose.        Number       Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    S115     Keyboarding I                                                   3
      database management, and         completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    D181     Excel                                       3                           The graduating student will        English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    S116     Keyboarding II                                                  3
                                                                                                                 D279     Computer Focused Principles                 3                                                              G124      English Composition                                              4
      presentation software. They      General Education Courses                                                                                                                                  be able to create appropriate                                                                                     S120     Word for Windows                                                3
                                                                                                                          Total Degree Credits                      93*                                                              Communication (Select 1 course)
                                       Number      Course                                              Credits
         develop communication,                                                                                           This Degree Program is also offered online.                                  documents using learned       G141      Introduction to Communication                                    4   Corporate Management Emphasis
                                       English Composition (Required course)                                                                                                                                                         G226      Speech                                                           4
  problem-solving, and decision-       G124      English Composition                                        4    Call Center Management Emphasis                                                      software, will be effective                                                                                   Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                                  B136     Introduction to Business                    4
  making skills that are necessary     Communication (Select 1 course)                                           Number   Course                                                   Credits       in communication situations         G125      Humanities                                                       4   B165     Introduction to Human Resource Management   4
    in business. They understand       G141      Introduction to Communication                              4    B242     Multicultural Communications for Business          4                       related to the organization     G138      Introduction to Film                                             4   B220     Project Planning and Documentation          4
                                       G226      Speech                                                     4    B270     Introduction to Global Business                    4                                                       G201      Creative Writing                                                 4
   the importance of conducting        Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                             B272     Call Center Strategic Leadership                   4                         of the office, and will be    G230      Introduction to Literature                                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B233     Principles of Management                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D283     Access                                      3
 business ethically and appreciate     G125      Humanities                                                 4    B275     Call Center Customer Service Representative Skills 4                     exposed to ethical decisions      Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses**)                                     S201     Office Procedures                           4
                                                                                                                 B276     Call Center Labor Force Management                 4
   the importance of diversity in      G138      Introduction to Film                                       4
                                                                                                                 B278     Call Center Operations Management                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                        based on office models.      G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body**                       4            Total Degree Credits                      91*
                                       G201      Creative Writing                                           4                                                                                                                        G233      College Algebra                                                  4
        the workplace. They value      G230      Introduction to Literature                                 4    B293     Business Ethics                                    4                                                       G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This Degree Program is also offered online.

    honesty, creativity, respect for   Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                           Total Degree Credits                           95*                                                         G245      Introduction to Geology                                          4   Government Emphasis
                                                                                                                          This Degree Program is only offered online.
  coworkers, and the importance        G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                   4                                                                                                                        Social Sciences (Select 2 courses**)                                           Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                       G233      College Algebra                                            4                                                                                                                        G122      World Geography                                                  4   B180     Meeting Management                                           4
               of lifelong learning.   G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                  4
                                                                                                                 Human Resource Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     G123      Principles of Economics                                          4   D283     Access                                                       3
                                                                                                                 Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                       G245      Introduction to Geology                                    4                                                                                                                        G137      Introduction to Psychology                                       4   G243     Contemporary U.S. Government**                               4
                                                                                                                 B119     Customer Service                            4
                                       Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                                                                                                                                            G142      Introduction to Sociology                                        4   LA125    Law I                                                        4
                                                                                                                 B165     Introduction to Human Resource Management   4
                                       G122      World Geography                                            4                                                                                                                        G243      Contemporary U.S. Government**                                   4   LA130    State and Local Government                                   4
                                                                                                                 B249     Risk Management and Insurance               4
                                       G123      Principles of Economics                                    4                                                                                                                                                                                                       S150     Legal Office Procedures                                      4
                                                                                                                 B250     Training and Development                    4                                                              ** Structure and Function of the Human Body is required for the
                                       G137      Introduction to Psychology                                 4                                                                                                                                                                                                       S219     Legal Document Processing and Transcription                  3
                                                                                                                 B267     Employment Law                              4                                                                 Medical Emphasis, and Contemporary U.S. Government is required
                                       G142      Introduction to Sociology                                  4                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total Degree Credits                                       94*
                                                                                                                 B268     Compensation and Benefits Management        4                                                                 for the Government Emphasis. If one of these courses appears in an
                                       G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                               4                                                                                                                           emphasis area, the student must still complete two additional courses
                                                                                                                 B293     Business Ethics                             4                                                                                                                                             Legal/Criminal Justice Emphasis
                                                                                                                          Total Degree Credits                      95*                                                                 from the appropriate general education category to meet the required
                                       Major and Core Courses                                                                                                                                                                           amount of general education credits in that category.                       Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                          This Degree Program is only offered online.
                                       Number      Course                                              Credits                                                                                                                                                                                                      D283     Access                                                       3
                                       A151        Accounting I                                             4    Internet Marketing Emphasis                                                                                                                                                                        J100     Introduction to Criminal Justice                             4
                                       B136        Introduction to Business                                 4                                                                                                                                                                                                       LA125    Law I                                                        4
                                                                                                                 Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                       B230        Principles of Finance                                    4                                                                                                                                                                                                       LA225    Law II                                                       4
                                                                                                                 B218     E-Commerce                                                   4
                                       B233        Principles of Management                                 4                                                                                                                                                                                                       S150     Legal Office Procedures                                      4
                                                                                                                 B223     Internet Consumer Behavior                                   4
                                       B234        Business Law                                             4                                                                                                                                                                                                       S172     Legal Terminology                                            4
                                                                                                                 B224     Marketing Ethics                                             4
                                       B271        Professional Communication                               4                                                                                                                                                                                                       S219     Legal Document Processing and Transcription                  3
                                                                                                                 B228     Search Engine Marketing                                      4
                                       B280        Business Capstone                                        2                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total Degree Credits                                       94*
                                                                                                                 B229     Target/Audience Messaging                                    4
                                       D111        Computer Information Systems                             3    B231     Web Media Marketing                                          4
                                       E150        Success Strategies                                       4                                                                                                                                                                                                       Medical Emphasis
                                                                                                                          Total Degree Credits                                       91*
                                       E242        Career Development                                       2             This Degree Program is only offered online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    G150     Structure and Function of the Human Body**   4
                                                                                                                 Marketing and Sales Emphasis                                                                                                                                                                       M120     Medical Terminology                          4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M200     Medical Office Procedures                    4
                                                                                                                 Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M205     Medical Transcription I                      3
                                                                                                                 B119     Customer Service                                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M209     Medical Insurance and Billing                3
                                                                                                                 B140     Sales Techniques                                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M223     Pathology I                                  4
                                                                                                                 B218     E-Commerce                                                   4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M230     Medical Law and Ethics                       4
                                                                                                                 B232     Principles of Marketing                                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Total Degree Credits                       94*
                                                                                                                 B263     Principles of Advertising                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                                                                                                 R200     Principles of Retailing                                      4
                                                                                                                 R204     Entrepreneurship                                             4                                                                                                                            Small Business Management Emphasis
                                                                                                                          Total Degree Credits                                       95*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                          This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A152     Accounting II                                                4
                                                                                                                          * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or                                                                                                                             A177     Payroll Accounting                                           4
                                                                                                                            Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of                                                                                                                                   B180     Meeting Management                                           4
                                                                                                                            some students based upon placement examinations.                                                                                                                                        B233     Principles of Management                                     4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D279     Computer Focused Principles                                  3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D283     Access                                                       3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    S201     Office Procedures                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Total Degree Credits                                       94*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               some students based upon placement examinations.




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                                              SCHOOL                             OF            BUSINESS                                                                                                                   SCHOOL                            OF             JUSTICE STUDIES

              Objective.               ACCOUNTING DIPLOMA                                                                                                                                              Objective.                CRIMINAL JUSTICE BS DEGREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Client Services/Corrections • Criminal Offenders • Homeland Security
     The objective of this program     Standard Length of Program • 4 Quarters Full-Time • 6 Quarters Part-Time                                                                           The Bachelor's degree program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Investigation/Law Enforcement
         is to prepare graduates for   Career Opportunities • Accounting Clerk • Auditing Clerk • Municipal Accounting                                                                            will provide students with
      an entry-level position in the                                                                                                                                                                theoretical and practical    Standard Length of Program • 12 Quarters Full-Time • 16 Quarters Part-Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Career Opportunities • Probation Officer • Victim’s Advocate • Criminal Investigator
    general business or accounting                                                                                                                                                                    knowledge in the field                           • Human Services Program Coordinator • Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialist
                                       Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses
 setting which may include retail,     Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of criminal justice.                         • Customs Immigration Specialist Clerk
 small business, government, and       B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    A151     Accounting I                                               4             Critical thinking, ethical    Foundation Courses                                                           Major and Core Courses
     industry. Students learn basic    B098        Foundations of English II                                4    A152     Accounting II                                              4      understanding and reasoning,         Number      Course                                                Credits    Lower Division
                                       B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    A153     Accounting III                                             4                                           B097        Foundations of English I                                    4
  accounting principles and know       Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         A177     Payroll Accounting                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                      quantitative reasoning,    B098        Foundations of English II                                   4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D111
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Computer Information Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3
         how to process entry-level    Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         A269     Income Tax                                                 4           multicultural and diversity     B099        Foundations of Math                                         4    E150     Success Strategies                                              4
                                       completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    A272     Intermediate Accounting I                                  4
   analysis of financial statements.                                                                                                                                                      awareness, and communication           Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in            E242     Career Development                                              2
                                                                                                                 B136     Introduction to Business                                   4                                           Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful            J100     Introduction to Criminal Justice                                4
        Students learn the value of                                                                              B234     Business Law                                               4     skills will play a key role in the    completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                       J102     Criminology                                                     4
     effective communication and                                                                                 B271     Professional Communication                                 4           Criminal Justice program.       General Education Courses**                                                  J115     Introduction to Corrections                                     4
        workplace professionalism.                                                                               B293     Business Ethics                                            4    Graduates will demonstrate the                                                                                      J120     Policing in America                                             4
                                                                                                                 D111     Computer Information Systems                               3                                           Lower Division                                                               J125     Criminal Law and Procedures                                     4
                                                                                                                 D181     Excel                                                      3       ability to know, comprehend,        Number      Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J200     Domestic Violence                                               4
                                                                                                                 D279     Computer Focused Principles                                3      apply, analyze, synthesize, and      English Composition (Required course)                                        J205     Juvenile Justice                                                4
                                                                                                                 E150     Success Strategies                                         4                                           G124      English Composition                                           4    J250     Drugs and Crime                                                 4
                                                                                                                 E242     Career Development                                         2
                                                                                                                                                                                                 evaluate facts and theories     Communication (Select 1 course)                                              J255     Ethics in Criminal Justice                                      4
                                                                                                                 G123     Principles of Economics                                    4      pertaining to criminal justice;      G141      Introduction to Communication                                 4    J280     Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Capstone                4
                                                                                                                 G124     English Composition                                        4       locate, evaluate, and integrate     G226      Speech                                                        4
                                                                                                                 G233     College Algebra                                            4                                           Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                                Upper Division
                                                                                                                          Total Diploma Credits                                    67*             appropriate primary and       G125      Humanities                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J310     Criminal Behavior                                               4
                                                                                                                          This Diploma Program is also offered online.                        secondary sources; effectively     G138      Introduction to Film                                          4    J315     Criminal Law and Procedures II                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                               communicate ideas through         G201      Creative Writing                                              4    J350     Cultural Diversity and Justice                                  4
                                                                                                                          * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II                                             G230      Introduction to Literature                                    4
                                                                                                                            or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required                      speaking and writing;                                                                                  J352     Victims in Criminal Justice                                     4
                                                                                                                            of some students based upon placement examinations.                                                  Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                     J355     Realities of Crime and Justice                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                       recognize and address     G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                      4    J360     Statistics in Criminal Justice                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                 complex ethical situations;     G233      College Algebra                                               4    J365     Research Methods in Criminal Justice                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                     4    J410     Criminal Justice Leadership and Management                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and operate effectively    G245      Introduction to Geology                                       4    J415     Crime Prevention                                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                         within a continually    Social Sciences (2 required courses)                                         J471     Fieldwork in Criminal Justice I                                 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                     changing environment.       G137      Introduction to Psychology                                    4    J472     Fieldwork in Criminal Justice II                                8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 G142      Introduction to Sociology                                     4    J490     Critical Issues in Criminal Justice                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Upper Division                                                                        Total lower division major/core credits                         49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Number      Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lower division elective credits***                              12

              Objective.               SECRETARIAL DIPLOMA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Communication (Select 1 course)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 G332      Visual Communication in the Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Humanities (Select a minimum of 1 course)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Total upper division major/core credits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Client Services/Corrections Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       50

    The objective of this program      Standard Length of Program • 4 Quarters Full-Time • 6 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                                                  G330      American Literature                                           4    Number   Course                                                   Credits
        is to provide students with    Career Opportunities • Administrative Assistant • Station Secretary • Receptionist/Secretary                                                                                              G335      Contemporary World Literature:                                     J340     Women and Criminal Justice                                   4
          knowledge of marketable                                                                                                                                                                                                          1900 to the Present                                           4    J345     Diversion and Rehabilitation                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 G435      Literature of American Minorities                             4    J425     Community Corrections                                        4
     business skills-computer and                                                                                                                                                                                                Math/Natural Sciences (Select a minimum of 1 course)
                                       Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses                                                                                                                                                                       J435     Special Populations in Criminal Justice                      4
     administrative. The program       Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 G328      Human Uses of the Environment                                 4             Total Degree Credits                                      183*
  equips students with the ability     B097        Foundations of English I                                 4                                                                                                                    G402      Statistics                                                    4
                                                                                                                 A151     Accounting I                                               4                                                                                                                                 This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                       B098        Foundations of English II                                4                                                                                                                    G434      Gender in Math and Science                                    4
 to utilize information-processing                                                                               B119     Customer Service                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Social Sciences (Select a minimum of 1 course)
                                       B099        Foundations of Math                                      4    B271     Professional Communication                                 4                                                                                                                        Criminal Offenders Emphasis
     skills along with math skills.    Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         D111     Computer Information Systems                               3                                           G333      American Religious History                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Number   Course                                                   Credits
         The value of professional-    Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         D181     Excel                                                      3                                           G380      Visions of America Since 1945                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J330     Organized Criminal Syndicates                                4
                                       completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    D187     Professional Presentations                                 3                                           G401      Comparative Politics                                          4
         communication skills and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             J430     Forensic Psychology                                          4
                                                                                                                 E150     Success Strategies                                         4                                                                                                                        J440     Special Offenders: Sex Offenders                             4
   customer service is emphasized                                                                                E242     Career Development                                         2                                           Total lower division general education credits                         32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J445     Special Offenders: Serial Killers                            4
       in order for the graduate to                                                                              G124     English Composition                                        4                                           Total upper division general education credits                         24             Total Degree Credits                                      183*
          effectively perform in the                                                                             G137     Introduction to Psychology                                 4                                           ** 32 credits of Lower Division general education coursework and                      This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                                                                                                 G226     Speech                                                     4                                              24 credits of Upper Division general education coursework are required.
             business environment.                                                                               G233     College Algebra                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *** Students taking the Homeland Security Emphasis must take the             Homeland Security Emphasis***
                                                                                                                 S115     Keyboarding I                                              3                                               following three courses as their electives: J130 Introduction to         Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                 S116     Keyboarding II                                             3                                               Homeland Security, J230 Terrorism, and J245 Security Challenges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J332     Homeland Security Policy                                     4
                                                                                                                 S120     Word for Windows                                           3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J335     Risk Analysis                                                4
                                                                                                                 S201     Office Procedures                                          4
                                                                                                                          Total Diploma Credits                                    56*                                                                                                                        J405     Emergency Management                                         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J420     Crimes Across Borders                                        4
                                                                                                                          This Diploma Program is also offered online.                                                                                                                                                 Total Degree Credits                                      183*
                                                                                                                          * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II                                                                                                                                   This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                                                                                                            or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required
                                                                                                                            of some students based upon placement examinations.                                                                                                                               Investigation/Law Enforcement Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Number   Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J305     Examination of Forensic Science                              4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J320     Criminal Investigations                                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J325     Criminal Evidence                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J430     Forensic Psychology                                          4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Total Degree Credits                                      183*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This Degree Program is also offered online.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         some students based upon placement examinations.



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                                SCHOOL                            OF           JUSTICE STUDIES                                                                                                              SCHOOL                         OF          TECHNOLOGY                                           AND                   DESIGN

              Objective.               CRIMINAL JUSTICE AAS DEGREE                                                                                                                                      Objective.                INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AAS DEGREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Network Administration • Web Programming • Database Administration
          Graduates of this degree     Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 8 Quarters Part-Time                                                                                 Graduates of this program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Computer Information Technology • IP Telephony • Networking Security & Forensics
        program learn to examine       Career Opportunities • Corrections Officer • Probation Support Specialist • Court Clerk                                                                  will gain an understanding
     how the legal process works                             • Security Professional • Juvenile Specialist • Homeland Security                                                                of how information systems          Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 9 Quarters Part-Time
   from law enforcement, to the                                                                                                                                                              are used in business and how         Career Opportunities • Computer Support Specialist • Network Control Operator • Application Support
                                       Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses                                                                                                                 • Help Desk Technician • Web Developer • Internet Specialist • PC Specialist
          courts, and through the      Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                technology in general adds
  corrections system. They know        B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    D111     Computer Information Systems                      3                  value to business processes.       Foundation Courses                                                        Computer Information Technology Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Number      Course                                              Credits   Number       Course                                                   Credits
    the history and development        B098        Foundations of English II                                4    E150     Success Strategies                                4                 Depending on the emphasis
                                       B099        Foundations of Math                                      4                                                                                                                     B097        Foundations of English I                                  4   B218         E-Commerce                                                      4
                                                                                                                 E242     Career Development                                2
    of the criminal justice system     Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         J100     Introduction to Criminal Justice                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                area chosen, graduates will       B098        Foundations of English II                                 4   D181         Excel                                                           3
          and its effect on society.   Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful                                                                                             have the skills to install   B099        Foundations of Math                                       4   D187         Professional Presentations                                      3
                                                                                                                 J102     Criminology                                       4
                                       completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                                                                                                                                     Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         D283         Access                                                          3
         Students value the ability                                                                              J115     Introduction to Corrections                       4                         and manage networks,        Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         N127         Microsoft Windows Workstations                                  3
                                       General Education Courses                                                 J120     Policing in America                               4
          to think critically about    Number      Course                                              Credits   J125     Criminal Law and Procedures                       4               troubleshoot applications and         completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    N133         Networking Fundamentals                                         3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            N290         Information Technology Capstone                                 2
           the issues related to the   English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                 J130     Introduction to Homeland Security                 4                help users, create and modify        General Education Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            S120         Word for Windows                                                3
        future of criminal justice,                                                                              J200     Domestic Violence                                 4                websites as needed, safeguard        Number      Course                                              Credits
                                       G124      English Composition                                        4                                                                                                                                                                                               W108         Introduction to Website Design                                  3
                                                                                                                 J205     Juvenile Justice                                  4                                                     English Composition (Required course)
        including juvenile justice,    Communication (Select 1 course)                                           J230     Terrorism                                         4                     networks and proprietary        G124      English Composition                                         4   Elective Courses for Computer Information Technology
                                       G141      Introduction to Communication                              4
         corrections, and security.    G226      Speech                                                     4
                                                                                                                 J245     Security Challenges                               4                     information, manage and         Communication (Select 1 course)                                           (Select one of the following elective groups, for 9 credits)
                                                                                                                 J250     Drugs and Crime                                   4                                                     G141      Introduction to Communication                               4
                                       Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                             J255     Ethics in Criminal Justice                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                             utilize databases in a business      G226      Speech                                                      4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Group I - Information Technician Elective Group
                                       G125      Humanities                                                 4    J280     Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Capstone 4                         environment, or utilize                                                                                N112      PC Hardware and Software I (A+)         3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                             N113      PC Hardware and Software II (A+)        3
                                       G138      Introduction to Film                                       4             Total Degree Credits                            93*
                                       G201      Creative Writing                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                   IP Telephony to enhance        G125      Humanities                                                  4   N228      Microsoft Windows Server                3
                                                                                                                          This Degree Program is also offered online.                                                             G138      Introduction to Film                                        4
                                       G230      Introduction to Literature                                 4                                                                                        communications for an        G201      Creative Writing                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Total Degree Credits                  93*
                                                                                                                          * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II                                                                                                                                     This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                       Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)
                                                                                                                            or Foundations of Math. These courses may be required         organization. They value critical       G230      Introduction to Literature                                  4
                                       G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                   4                                                                                                                                                                                               Group II - Multimedia Web Elective Group
                                       G233      College Algebra                                            4
                                                                                                                            of some students based upon placement examinations.            thinking, communication, and           Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                    4   NM111 Introduction to Computer Graphics                                   3
                                       G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                  4                                                                              business and professional skills.      G233      College Algebra                                             4   NM272 Multimedia Technologies                                             3
                                       G245      Introduction to Geology                                    4                                                                                                                                                                                               W208      Advanced Website Design                                         3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                   4
                                       Social Sciences (2 required courses)                                                                                                                                                       G245      Introduction to Geology                                     4             Total Degree Credits                                          93*
                                       G137      Introduction to Psychology                                 4                                                                                                                                                                                                            This Degree Program is also offered online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)
                                       G142      Introduction to Sociology                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G122      World Geography                                             4   Database Administration Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G123      Principles of Economics                                     4   Number       Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G137      Introduction to Psychology                                  4   B220         Project Planning and Documentation                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G142      Introduction to Sociology                                   4   D283         Access                                                       3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                                4   N127         Microsoft Windows Workstations                               3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            N228         Microsoft Windows Server                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major and Core Courses                                                    N270         Oracle Database Administration                               3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Number      Course                                              Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B119        Customer Service                                          4   N271         SQL Server 2005 Administration                               3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B136        Introduction to Business                                  4   N272         SQL Server 2005 Development                                  3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B271        Professional Communication                                4   N273         Business Intelligence Reporting                              3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B293        Business Ethics                                           4   N290         Information Technology Capstone                              2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D111        Computer Information Systems                              3   W112         Database Design & SQL                                        3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E150        Success Strategies                                        4   W114         Fundamentals of Programming                                  3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E242        Career Development                                        2   W122         Introduction to Visual Basic 2005                            3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Total Degree Credits                                       93*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Network Administration Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Number      Course                                              Credits   IP Telephony Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Number       Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B220        Project Planning and Documentation                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N112        PC Hardware and Software I (A+)                           3   B220         Project Planning and Documentation                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N113        PC Hardware and Software II (A+)                          3   N112         PC Hardware and Software I (A+)                              3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N127        Microsoft Windows Workstations                            3   N113         PC Hardware and Software II (A+)                             3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N133        Networking Fundamentals                                   3   N127         Microsoft Windows Workstations                               3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N141        Networking Security Fundamentals                          3   N133         Networking Fundamentals                                      3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N208        Linux Administration                                      3   N164         Voice Over IP Fundamentals                                   3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N226        Windows Active Directory                                  3   N228         Microsoft Windows Server                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N228        Microsoft Windows Server                                  3   N235         Cisco Networking Fundamentals and Routing                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N234        Microsoft Exchange Server                                 3   N264         IP Telephony                                                 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N235        Cisco Networking Fundamentals and Routing                 3   N265         Quality of Service (QoS)                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W122        Introduction to Visual Basic 2005                         3   N290         Information Technology Capstone                              2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Degree Credits                                    94*                Total Degree Credits                                       90*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Web Programming Emphasis                                                  Networking Security and Forensics Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Number       Course                                                   Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Number      Course                                              Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NM272       Multimedia Technologies                                   3   B220         Project Planning and Documentation                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W110        JavaScript                                                3   N112         PC Hardware and Software I (A+)                              3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W112        Database Design & SQL                                     3   N113         PC Hardware and Software II (A+)                             3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W114        Fundamentals of Programming                               3   N127         Microsoft Windows Workstations                               3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W116        Introduction to Web Design Software                       3   N133         Networking Fundamentals                                      3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W118        Introduction to HTML                                      3   N141         Networking Security Fundamentals                             3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W122        Introduction to Visual Basic 2005                         3   N228         Microsoft Windows Server                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W210        Java I                                                    3   N235         Cisco Networking Fundamentals and Routing                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W215        PERL/CGI                                                  3   N251         Introduction to Computer Forensics                           3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W216        PHP/MYSQL                                                 3   N252         Networking Security Advanced                                 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W222        Visual Basic 2005 Advanced                                3   N253         Managing Information Security                                3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W290        Web Programming Capstone                                  2   N290         Information Technology Capstone                              2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Degree Credits                                    92*                Total Degree Credits                                       93*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This Degree Program is also offered online.                                * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           some students based upon placement examinations.


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                   SCHOOL                         OF          TECHNOLOGY                                           AND            DESIGN                                                                                                                  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                               Most programs use a combination of lecture             The Success Strategies and Career Development       A272 Intermediate Accounting I                     A405 Advanced Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                               and laboratory methods of instruction. A class         courses are specific to the College, serving as     40 hours, 4 credits                                40 hours, 4 credits
               Objective.                MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AAS DEGREE
                                         Digital Design and Animation • Web Design
                                                                                                                                                                                               period, particularly in a technology-intensive
                                                                                                                                                                                               learning environment, is defined as either
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vehicles for new student orientation to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      College system, improved academic success,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This course covers a review of accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          procedures, and then expands to specialized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This course focuses on the importance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the operational functions in organizations
          Graduates of this program                                                                                                                                                            lecture or laboratory depending primarily on           and facilitating life-long career placement         treatment of financial statements, cash and        today to include business combinations and
                                                                                                                                                                                               whether new material is introduced. Lecture is a       services. Therefore, these courses may not
         learn to put into practice a    Standard Length of Program • 6 Quarters Full-Time • 8 Quarters Part-Time
                                                                                                                                                                                               class setting in which the student is instructed       count towards transfer credits or be available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          temporary assets, receivables, inventories         the related financial accounting transactions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (general and estimating procedures), current       necessary, segment reporting, output planning,
             skilled understanding of    Career Opportunities • 2D Graphic Design • Print & Digital Advertising • Video Game Art                                                               in the theory, principles, and history of an           as test-outs.                                       liabilities, income tax procedures in              international transaction accounting, foreign
     industry-standard multimedia                              • Interactive Multimedia Specialist • Website Design and Creation                                                               academic or vocational subject. The student               A     - Accounting                               accounting, and the acquisition, use, and          currency transactions, inventory control,
                                                                                                                                                                                               should expect a requirement of two hours of                                                                retirement of long-term plant assets.              scheduling, and quality control are
 and design software applications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       B     - Business
                                         Foundation Courses                                                        Major and Core Courses                                                      outside preparation for each hour of lecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Accounting III                       fundamental issues examined. An interweaving
                                                                                                                                                                                               instruction. Some lecture classes have additional         D - Computers
     They accomplish this through        Number      Course                                              Credits   Number   Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               time scheduled without additional charge to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             emphasis will be placed on quality and its
                                         B097        Foundations of English I                                 4    B136     Introduction to Business                                      4                                                              F     - Banking and Finance                      A274 Intermediate Accounting II                    impact in securing a strategic advantage for
        study of the various aspects     B098        Foundations of English II                                4    B218     E-Commerce                                                    4    student to provide for individualized coaching.           G - General Education                            40 hours, 4 credits                                manufacturing and service entities.
       of multimedia technologies,       B099        Foundations of Math                                      4                                                                                Laboratory is a setting in which the student
                                                                                                                   B220     Project Planning and Documentation                            4                                                              J     - Criminal Justice                         A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I,       Prerequisites: Managerial Accounting,
                                                                                                                                                                                               applies information and demonstrates, tests,
  including concept development,         Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in         B271     Professional Communication                                    4    or practices for reinforcement skills previously          LA - Law                                         this course finishes coverage of valuation of      Corporate Finance
                                         Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful         E150     Success Strategies                                            4                                                                                                               assets and liabilities, and continues in
    image editing, 3-D animation,        completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.                                    E242     Career Development                                            2
                                                                                                                                                                                               acquired through lecture or outside reading.              M - Medical/Allied Health                        stockholder’s equity. Areas included are           A410 Advanced Federal Tax Theory
                                                                                                                                                                                               An instructor is normally present in the                  MA - Medical Assisting                                                                              40 hours, 4 credits
            drawing and perspective,     General Education Courses                                                 NM111    Introduction to Computer Graphics                             3    laboratory setting, but for coaching and                                                                   analysis and interpretation of financial
                                                                                                                   NM113    Introduction to Multimedia and                                                                                               ML – Medical Laboratory Technician               statements. Miscellaneous topics included are      This course is a study of federal business
         programming for the web,        Number      Course                                              Credits                                                                               clarification rather than for presentation of new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          accounting changes, error corrections, and         tax regulations for reporting income which
                                                                                                                            Computer Graphic Arts                                         3    material. Two hours of laboratory have the                MT - Massage Therapy
           typography, object/vector     English Composition (Required course)
                                                                                                                   NM121    Typography                                                    3    credit equivalency of one hour of lecture.                N - Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          prior period adjustments.                          emphasizes the technical, legal, congressional
                                         G124      English Composition                                        4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              intent and accounting phases of business and
            drawing techniques, and      Communication (Select 1 course)
                                                                                                                   NM122    Digital Publishing                                            3    Internship (also externship or practicum) is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NM - Multimedia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             organizational taxation.
                                                                                                                   NM124    Color Theory and Techniques                                   3    program-related work experience with indirect
      project delivery. Further, they    G141      Introduction to Communication                              4    NM130    Audio/Video Editing                                           3    instructor supervision and employer assessment,           R - Retail/Sales                                 A276 Financial Investigation                       Prerequisite: Income Tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40 hours, 4 credits
        value lifelong learning, and     G226      Speech                                                     4    NM141    Digital Media Production                                      3    usually coupled with lecture sessions in which            S     - Secretarial/Office Administration                                                           A415 Financial Statement Analysis
                                         Humanities (Select 2 courses)                                                                                                                         the workplace experience is discussed. Three                                                               This course will introduce students to the field
             honesty and integrity in    G125      Humanities                                                 4
                                                                                                                   NM252    Fundamentals of Web Authoring and Design                      3
                                                                                                                                                                                               hours of internship have the credit equivalency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         W - Web Programming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of fraud examination and how fraud occurs          40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                   NM262    Digital Media Assembly                                        3
          applying their multimedia      G138      Introduction to Film                                       4    NM272    Multimedia Technologies                                       3    of one hour of lecture. The individual student’s                                                           and is detected within financial statements.       This course introduces the student to the
                                                                                                                                                                                               ability to attain the necessary competencies may       A151 Accounting I                                   This course will expand in areas of revenue,       study of financial statement analysis including
     design and animation skills to      G201      Creative Writing                                           4    NM280    Multimedia Portfolio Development                              2
                                                                                                                                                                                               influence the number of clock hours necessary          40 hours, 4 credits                                 inventory, liabilities, assets, and inadequate     interpreting and analyzing accounting data
                                         G230      Introduction to Literature                                 4
  supporting users and businesses.       Math/Natural Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                  Digital Design and Animation Emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                               to complete an individual course. Prerequisites        This course defines accounting objectives and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          disclosures related to financial statement         and examining financial statements.
                                                                                                                                                                                               may be waived in unusual circumstances, but                                                                investigations and fraud.                          Prerequisites: Accounting III, Corporate
      In addition to these technical     G150      Structure and Function of the Human Body                   4    Number   Course                                                Credits      only with the consent of the instructor and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      their relation to business. The student will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting I            Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      taught the fundamental principles of
    skills, graduates who complete       G233      College Algebra                                            4    NM110    Drawing Design and Art Theory                               3      approval of the Academic Dean or Campus                accounting and will be trained in the
                                         G239      Introduction to Astronomy                                  4    NM131    Introduction to 3D Arts and Animation                       3      Director.                                                                                                  A280 Accounting Capstone*                          A420 Accounting Information Systems
      the Multimedia Technologies        G245      Introduction to Geology                                    4    NM240    3-Dimensional Animation                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bookkeeping function of properly recording          20 hours, 2 credits                                40 hours, 4 credits
          AAS degree learn to apply                                                                                                                                                            Online-Only Courses                                    transactions in journals and posting to ledgers.
                                         Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)                                                 Total Degree Credits                                      95*                                                             The trial balance, working papers, financial        This course will be a synthesis of the             An advanced course that further develops an
                                                                                                                                                                                               Some courses are generally offered only as
          critical-thinking, business-   G122      World Geography                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                               online classes. Few if any residential sections of     statements, and completing an accounting            accounting, business, and general education        understanding of the elements, relationships,
                                         G123      Principles of Economics                                    4    Web Design Emphasis                                                                                                                cycle are introduced.                               courses offered in the Accounting AAS Degree       and issues associated with manual and
      communication, and project-        G137      Introduction to Psychology                                 4    Number   Course                                                Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               those courses will be scheduled. Please check                                                              Program. A study of emerging issues and            computerized accounting information systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                               with your Campus Director and/or Dean for              Prerequisite: none
   management skills that increase       G142      Introduction to Sociology                                  4    NM115    Networking and Internet Technologies                        3      details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          timely topics in financial accounting,             Practical application using spreadsheets,
                                         G243      Contemporary U.S. Government                               4    NM250    Dynamic Content Management                                  3                                                             A152 Accounting II                                  professional ethics, and transferable skills       databases, and general ledger software.
     their overall value to business.                                                                                                                                                          Credit Definition                                      40 hours, 4 credits                                 necessary for the success of an accounting         Prerequisite: Management of Information
                                                                                                                   NM260    Server Side Scripting                                       3
                                                                                                                                                                                               Credit Hour - The unit by which an institution                                                             graduate, and accounting careers will be           Systems
                                                                                                                            Total Degree Credits                                      95*                                                             This course is a continuation of Accounting I
                                                                                                                                                                                               may measure its coursework. The number of                                                                  discussed. This course focuses on research, case
                                                                                                                            This Degree Program is also offered online.                                                                               with additional concern with financial                                                                 A425 Corporate Fraud Examination
                                                                                                                                                                                               credit hours assigned to a course is usually                                                               analysis, and inter-personal communication
                                                                                                                               * Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or                                                          statement analysis for partnerships and                                                                40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               defined by a combination of the number of                                                                  and class presentations.
                                                                                                                                 Foundations of Math. These courses may be required of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      corporations. The course will emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                               hours per week in class, laboratory, and/or            valuing assets including; property plant            Prerequisite: Offered last or second-to-last       This course is a study of the internal audit
                                                                                                                                 some students based upon placement examinations.              internship, multiplied by the number                                                                       quarter for AAS Degree Students.                   principles, practices and control evaluations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      equipment, inventory and accounts receivable
                                                                                                                            This program is offered only at the Fargo campus.                  of weeks in the term. One unit of credit is            and will address the classification of accounts,                                                       that are utilized to ensure accountability,
                                                                                                                                                                                               usually equivalent to, at a minimum, one hour                                                              A305 Corporate Finance                             responsibility and ethical operations within
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      notes, payroll liabilities, and monthly             40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               of classroom study, two hours of laboratory            adjustments.                                                                                           an organization.
                                                                                                                                                                                               study, or three hours of externship, or a                                                                  A comprehensive study of the implementation        Prerequisite: Auditing
                                                                                                                                                                                               combination of the three, multiplied by the            Prerequisite: Accounting I                          and use of theories, applications, and financial
                                                                                                                                                                                               number of weeks in a quarter.                          A153 Accounting III                                 tools used by corporations in their operations.    A430 International Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                               One quarter credit is awarded for each:                40 hours, 4 credits                                 Prerequisites: Accounting I, Computer              40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               • 10 clock hours of lecture                            This course is a further continuation of            Information Systems                                This course includes a study of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Accounting II and will emphasize corporate                                                             international dimension of financial reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                               • 20 clock hours of laboratory                                                                             A310 Managerial Accounting                         and analysis. It provides students with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      accounting, corporate issuing and investing in      40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               • 30 clock hours of                                    debt and equity securities, financial and cash-                                                        overview of the accounting practices of
                                                                                                                                                                                               internship/externship/practicum                        flow analysis, and decision-making. The course      This course provides a survey of the theory        multinational enterprises and the preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                               Clock Hour - A clock hour or class period is           will include manufacturing accounting               and application of managerial accounting           and presentation of financial statements in
                                                                                                                                                                                               50 minutes of instruction. The following course        methods used for budgeting and forecasting          principles. Topics include cost behaviors,         different nations. Topics covered include
                                                                                                                                                                                               descriptions include whether the course is                                                                 production costing methods, data processing,       international corporate taxation, transfer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prerequisite: Accounting II                         economic analysis, budgeting, and                  pricing, foreign currency translation, financial
                                                                                                                                                                                               lecture, laboratory, internship, or a mixture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A177 Payroll Accounting                             management and financial control.                  disclosure, and international accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                               How to read course                                                                                                                                            harmonization.
                                                                                                                                                                                               descriptions                                           40 hours, 4 credits                                 Prerequisite: Accounting II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus is on computing and paying of wages                                                              Prerequisite: Advanced Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                               Course description numbers that fall below 100                                                             A315 Governmental and
                                                                                                                                                                                               are considered developmental courses. Course           and salaries, social security taxes and benefits,   Not-for-Profit Accounting                          A490 Accounting Capstone II
                                                                                                                                                                                               description numbers that range from 100-199            federal and state employment insurance and                                                             40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                               are considered entry                                   taxes, and payroll accounting systems and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      records.                                            This course is a study of accounting principles    This course will be a synthesis of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               level courses. Course description numbers that                                                             as they apply to governmental organizations        accounting, business, and general education
                                                                                                                                                                                               range from 200-299 are considered to be more           Prerequisite: Accounting I                                                                             courses offered in the Accounting BS Degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and not-for-profit entities.
                                                                                                                                                                                               advanced courses and may function as second-           A269 Income Tax                                                                                        Program. A study of emerging issues and
                                                                                                                                                                                               year courses or capstone courses. Course                                                                   Prerequisite: Accounting III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                    timely topics in financial accounting,
                                                                                                                                                                                               description numbers that range from 300-399                                                                A325 Auditing                                      professional ethics, and transferable skills
                                                                                                                                                                                               are considered upper division courses that may         Course is designed to provide knowledge of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               function as third-year courses. Course                                                                     40 hours, 4 credits                                necessary for the success of an accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rights, options, and requirements in filing
                                                                                                                                                                                               description numbers that range from 400-499                                                                This course includes a study of auditing           graduate, and accounting careers will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      returns for the individual and small business.
                                                                                                                                                                                               are considered advanced upper division courses                                                             standards and procedures and an integration        discussed. This course focuses on research,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prerequisite: Accounting II                                                                            case analysis, inter-personal communication
                                                                                                                                                                                               that may function as fourth-year requirements                                                              of professional ethics within the accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                               for a Bachelor’s degree.                                                                                   discipline. Emphasis is placed on analytical       and class presentation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thinking, evaluation of business risks, and        Prerequisite: Intended for student’s last quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          internal control practices and a thorough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          study of Sarbanes Oxley as it relates to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          publicly traded companies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Accounting III
                                                                                                                                                                                               * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.


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                                                           COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                             COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 B097 Foundations of English I                         B218 E-Commerce                                     B229 Target/Audience Messaging*                     B249 Risk Management                                B271 Professional Communication                     B293 Business Ethics                               BU312 International Business                        BU404 Negotiation and Conflict
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                 and Insurance*                                      40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                40 hours, 4 credits                                 Management
 This course emphasizes grammar usage, basic           This course is designed to introduce students       This course explores the necessity of using         40 hours, 4 credits                                 This course teaches communication theory and        This course presents an examination of current     The course covers the theory and practice           40 hours, 4 credits
 punctuation, and sentence structure.                  to new models for the practice of business as it    DDM (data driven marketing) to decide               A survey of the general principles of risk          skills for developing professional documents        moral and ethical issues that arise in the world   of international business. It will explore the      This course will focus on negotiation and
 Prerequisite: Placement determined by                 is affected by new technologies. From ethical       between your best market, marginal market           management and insurance and their role in          and oral presentations for audiences in diverse     of business, as well as an analysis of the main    reasons businesses expand globally and the          conflict management in business and other
 placement test score.                                 issues related to customer privacy to the           and those who are not your market. This             business. Topics include the relationship of risk   communities and disciplines. To equip               theories of moral obligation, right and wrong      factors involved in operating an international      organizational settings. The emphasis is on
                                                       problems related to timely contract fulfillment,    course begins with the concept of “Allowable        transfer, risk avoidance, and risk retention to     students to communicate effectively, this           action, and good and bad values.                   business such as the international monetary         gaining an understanding of the negotiation
 B098 Foundations of English II                        this course engages the student in analyzing the    Cost Per Order” (ACPO) This course will             risk management and loss control methods as         course emphasizes thinking and writing within       Prerequisite: none                                 system; political, social, economic, and legal      process and developing effective negotiation
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   potentials and problems the Internet offers.        provide students an understanding of the            used for decision making in human resources         global contexts, in collaborative situations, and                                                      considerations. It will also cover management       and conflict management skills.
 This course emphasizes mastery of grammar             Topics covered include a survey of strategies       critical economic factors which determine           and finance. Emphasis is placed on the risk         in various electronic environments.                 B351 Management of                                 and marketing concepts in an international          Prerequisite: none
 and punctuation usage, paragraph structure,           and organizational models for new and existing      market success and how to use them as a             management process which includes the               Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundations          Information Systems                                environment.
 and strategy.                                         businesses on the Internet, the impact of e-        competitive advantage.                              identification of risks, evaluation of risks, and   of English II or placement determined by            40 hours, 4 credits                                Prerequisite: none                                  BU425 Labor and Employment Law
                                                       commerce on customer relations (advertising,        Prerequisite: E-Commerce                            selection of an appropriate management                                                                  Students are introduced to the foundations                                                             40 hours, 4 credits
 Prerequisite: Placement determined by                                                                                                                                                                             STEP assessment score.                                                                                 BU322 Money and Banking
 placement test score.                                 marketing, customer service), using                                                                     response, implementation, and review.                                                                   of management information systems. This                                                                This course presents fundamental principles
                                                       information technologies for accounting,            B230 Principles of Finance                                                                              B272 Call Center Strategic Leadership*              includes current trends, fundamental MIS           40 hours, 4 credits                                 of labor and employment law in the United
                                                                                                                                                               Prerequisite: Introduction to Human
 B099 Foundations of Math                              managing inventories and security, and              40 hours, 4 credits                                 Resource Management                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                 technology concepts, applications for business     This course is an examination of the structure      States. The student will engage in topics
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   designing strategies for keeping current with       This course is a study of financial institutions,                                                       This course will focus on strategic leadership      functions, and management practice. Students       and operations of our monetary systems.             such as federal and state regulation of the
                                                       changes in the practice of e-business.              investment techniques, and financial                B250 Training and Development*                                                                          will gain exposure to analyzing, utilizing, and    In this course topics covered include the           employment relationship, including wage
 This course is a study of the fundamentals of                                                                                                                                                                     specific to assembling and preparing a
 mathematics in the following areas: addition,         Prerequisite: none                                  management. Students will examine                   40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     supervising integrated management                  fundamentals of money and financial markets,        and hour laws; EEO, affirmative action
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   strong team, defining quality assurance
 subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions,                                                         acquisition of funds, cash flow, financial          This course is a study of training and              methodologies, determining appropriate              information systems.                               commercial banking and its regulation.              programs, employee benefits; insurance;
                                                       B220 Project Planning and                           analysis, capital budgeting, working capital        development fundamentals including how                                                                                                                                                                         workers’ compensation; safety, health;
 decimals, and percentages.                                                                                                                                                                                        performance metrics, executing motivation           Prerequisite: None                                 Prerequisite: none
                                                       Documentation*                                      requirements, and capital structure.                training relates to Human Resource                                                                                                                                                                             employee’s personal rights; and collective
 Prerequisite: Placement determined by                                                                                                                                                                             and retention strategies and understanding
                                                       40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     Management and Human Resource                                                                           B480 Critical Issues in Business                   BU340 Professional Selling                          bargaining legislation.
 placement test score.                                                                                     Prerequisite: Accounting I                                                                              legal and personnel issues in correlation with
                                                       This course encompasses timelines, deadlines,                                                           Development, how internal and external              strategic leadership as seen through project,       40 hours, 4 credits                                40 hours, 4 credits                                 Prerequisite: none
 B119 Customer Service                                 team-building, communication issues and             B231 Web Media Marketing*                           factors influence employee behavior, and the        financial and risk management.                      In this course, students analyze, synthesize,      This course is a study of the stages of the
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   problem solving. The course is set with pre-        40 hours, 4 credits                                 role of adult learning in training. Students will                                                       evaluate, and create new knowledge by              professional selling process and the role of        BU480 Small Business Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                         40 hours, 4 credits
 This course covers the basic concepts of              defined scenarios to assist with the definition     This course explores emerging and innovative        examine how training needs are determined,                                                              reviewing, contemplating, and applying             sales in today’s marketing environment.
 essential communication skills needed in              of project roles and phases. The students work      business and marketing technologies and             best practices in developing and implementing       B275 Call Center Customer Service                   theoretical concepts studied throughout their      Emphasis will be placed on learning adaptive        This course is a study of the factors involved
 business to interact/work effectively with            through related issues and produce a resolution     techniques such as weblogs and podcasting.          training programs, and how to evaluate              Representative Skills*                              degree in creating a solution for an actual        selling techniques and developing effective         in starting and managing a small- to medium-
 individuals and/or groups. Special areas of           in a well written format.                           In addition to investigating the newest             training efforts.                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                 management need. This course is designed to        interpersonal communications skills.                sized business. Emphasis is on the conduct of
 emphasis include solving problems, developing         Prerequisites: Intended for student’s last          communication tools, this course will also          Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource        Considering the success of any call center rests    be taken during the student’s last semester.       Prerequisite: none                                  a pre-business feasibility study, and start-up
 a customer service strategy, coping with              quarter.                                            address creating and evaluating proposals,          Management                                          in the hands of its Customer Service                Prerequisite: none                                                                                     of the business, successful management and
 challenging customers, increasing customer                                                                media purchasing and online public relations.                                                                                                                                                                  BU355 Advertising Application                       options for succession or termination.
                                                       B223 Internet Consumer Behavior*                                                                        B263 Principles of Advertising                      Representatives, it is critical that training,
 retention and surveying customer satisfaction.                                                            Prerequisite: E-Commerce                                                                                continual skills assessment and professional        BU301 Public Relations                             40 hours, 4 credits                                 Students will prepare a sample business plan.
                                                       40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     40 hours, 4 credits                                In this course, students will study the
 Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                                                                development opportunities are incorporated                                                                                                                 Prerequisite: none
                                                       This course is designed in three basic sections     B232 Principles of Marketing                        Theory, principles and functions of advertising,    into the business cycle. This course will define    This course presents students with a clear set     structures, functions, and persuasive language
 B136 Introduction to Business                         which provide students a full understanding of      40 hours, 4 credits                                 its role and its social and economic structure.     the requisite skills for exemplar reps as well as   of public relations principles and practices.      of advertising in mass media with attention         D111 Computer Information Systems
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   the way consumers shop and how products are         This course serves as an introduction to the        Newspapers, magazines, radio and television         discuss different assessment tools and skill        Through readings of professional journals and      to social, political, economic and legal aspects    40 hours, 3 credits
 This course is a study of the characteristics and     best marketed. Section one explores the             marketing concept, integrating seven key            area reviewed as advertising media                  building techniques. Further, this course will      extensive case studies, students will become       of advertising. In addition, issues such as         This course is an introductory course designed
 functions of business in a free enterprise            consumer motives for buying specific to             marketing perspectives. Topics include              Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing               also examine Customer Relationship                  familiar with the role of public relations in      advertising on the Internet, electronic             to teach students fundamental computer
 environment and how business impacts the              personality traits, demographics and                consumer buying behavior, business-to-                                                                  Management (CRM) principles specific to call        society, ethical standards of practice, and the    commerce and the impact of interactive              concepts as well as serve as an introduction
                                                       psychographics. Section two covers marketing        business markets and organizational buying          B267 Employment Law*                                routing applications.                               theory and practice of the public-relations        media are covered throughout the course.            to the Microsoft Office suite. The focus of this
 economy in which we live. Characteristics
 studied may include opportunities,                    tactics for the savvy non-persuasive consumer       behavior, market research techniques,               40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     problem-solving process as applied to various                                                          course will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Prerequisite: None                                                                                     Prerequisite: none
 organizations, management, marketing,                 and the final section covers managerial and         fundamental pricing concepts, marketing             Students will develop an understanding of                                                               audiences.                                                                                             and Access. This course will briefly cover email,
 analysis and any other activities related to          group decision making. This course assists          channels and logistics, integrated marketing        selected legal issues involved in human resource    B276 Call Center Labor Force                                                                           BU401 Organizational Behavior                       Internet and Windows file management, as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Prerequisite: none
 general ownership and operation.                      students to understand and apply the concepts       communications, and marketing’s role in             management. Legal issues to be addressed            Management*                                                                                            Analysis                                            course prepares students for a computerized
                                                       of consumer behavior to real companies and          electronic commerce.                                include: labor relations, employee rights, sexual   40 hours, 4 credits                                 BU302 Risk Management                              40 hours, 4 credits                                 work place.
 Prerequisite: None                                    marketing situations through the use of current     Prerequisite: none                                  harassment, diversity, and compensation and         This course provides an introduction to             40 hours, 4 credits                                This course is designed to explore                  Prerequisite: None
 B140 Sales Techniques                                 case-studies, visuals and scientific research on                                                        benefits law. The primary orientation of the                                                            This upper-level business course explores the      human behavior in work settings from an
                                                                                                           B233 Principles of Management                                                                           determining the staffing requirements which
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   consumer behavior.                                                                                      course will be to enable learners to recognize                                                          elements of risk management and insurance          interdisciplinary perspective. The following        D181 Excel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   balance customer requests and satisfaction and
 An introductory course in sales emphasizing           Prerequisite: E-Commerce                            40 hours, 4 credits                                 the spirit and purpose of the legal framework                                                           essential to the business environment. This        topics will be studied and analyzed from            40 hours, 3 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   while meeting budget margins critical to the
 the principles and practices of a professional                                                            A study of the aspects of the practice of           of enterprise so that learners can embrace          overall success of the business. As such, this      course will develop the rationale for risk-        a management perspective: organizational            This course is designed to investigate the
                                                       B224 Marketing Ethics*                                                                                  compatible strategies and avoid cutting corners
 salesperson. Course focus is on the                                                                       management necessary for the development                                                                course will focuses on the forecasting of labor     management systems and examine the                 structure, leadership, power, conflict              advanced applications and concepts available
                                                       40 hours, 4 credits                                 of managerial skills and insight.                   in the short-run, which can ultimately result in
 information, skills, and activities necessary for                                                                                                                                                                 force needs, staffing requests, understanding of    environments in which they operate.                management, individual and group dynamics,          in Microsoft Office Excel. Students will be
 success in today’s marketplace.                       Using current case-studies, this course is          Prerequisite: none                                  major disasters.                                    daily service management requirements, and          Students will learn, analyze, and evaluate         motivation, morale, and communication.              introduced to electronic spreadsheet features
                                                       designed to provide students the opportunity                                                            Prerequisite: Introduction to Human                 the benefits and barriers to the incorporation      approaches to measuring and managing                                                                   ranging from the data input and manipulation
 Prerequisite: none                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Prerequisite: none
                                                       to discuss and debate the difference between        B234 Business Law                                   Resource Management                                 of automated software tools to assist in this       risks in various business environments.                                                                to charting and PivotTables. This course is
 B165 Introduction to Human Resource                   ethical and unethical business conduct.             40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     process.                                                                                               BU402 Strategic Management                          designed to help prepare students for the
                                                                                                                                                               B268 Compensation and Benefits                                                                          Prerequisite: Introduction to Human
 Management                                            Students will then use this information to          This course presents fundamental principles of                                                                                                                                                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                 Excel portion of the Microsoft Office
                                                                                                                                                               Management*                                         Prerequisite: None                                  Resource Management
 40 hours, 4 credits                                   understand how today’s ideals and principles        law applicable to business transactions. The                                                                                                                                                                   This course is designed to integrate prior          Specialist certification exam.
                                                       are applied to the practice of ethical reasoning,   course relates areas of legal environment of        40 hours, 4 credits                                 B278 Call Center Operations                         BU307 Insurance                                    business courses through study and discussion
 This course is an introduction to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems
                                                       marketing decision making and accurate              business and sales contracts. Principles of law     This course content addresses the trends and        Management*                                         40 hours, 4 credits                                of real organizational situations. Students will
 management and leadership of an                       reporting with the purpose of understanding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D187 Professional Presentations
 organization’s human resource. It explores the                                                            that apply to government, regulations,              evolution of compensation and benefits at both      40 hours, 4 credits                                 This course examines the characteristics           evaluate the key functions of organizations
                                                       guidelines designed to protect and inform           commercial paper, property, bailments, agency       the strategic and operational dimensions.                                                               of those areas of risk and uncertainty where       and integration of these functions to achieve       40 hours, 3 credits
 importance of establishing or administrating          today’s consumers.                                                                                                                                          This course provides an introduction to
 the goals, policies, and procedures of the                                                                and business organizations are addressed.           Evaluation of costs associated with various         technologies and tools available for call centers   the mechanisms of insurance are effective          competitive advantages. Topics will include         This course is designed to incorporate two
 organization. Topics discussed include:               Prerequisite: E-Commerce                            Prerequisite: none                                  approaches to compensation and benefits is          and their applications. Starting with the           alternatives. Insurable risks of both business     strategic formulation, implementation, and          Microsoft Office presentation programs into a
 communication, employee benefits, interview                                                                                                                   explored. This course will help students            importance of site selection, facility design and   and individuals are covered. The concepts,         evaluation.                                         single, powerful tool that can be used to create
                                                       B228 Search Engine Marketing*                       B242 Multicultural Communications                   understand the role that an integrated
 techniques, motivation, safety, hiring,                                                                                                                                                                           management, this course will progress               contracts, and institutions involved in            Prerequisite: none                                  Professional Presentations. Students will learn
                                                       40 hours, 4 credits                                 for Business*                                       total compensation program can play in
 discipline, and employment guide lines.                                                                                                                                                                           systematically through the process of               insurance are covered, as well as governmental                                                         to use PowerPoint and Publisher as partners in
                                                       This course combines a unique mix of                40 hours, 4 credits                                 contributing to organizational success.             developing a call center from inception to          regulations that impact the industry.              BU403 Contemporary Leadership                       creating multidimensional presentations.
 Prerequisite: none                                    business, writing, and technical skills as                                                              You will learn about effective compensation                                                                                                                Challenges
                                                                                                           This course provides an introduction to the                                                             execution.                                          Prerequisite: none                                                                                     Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems
 B180 Meeting Management                               students develop an understanding of the            challenges a diverse workforce presents in          strategies and how various emerging issues                                                                                                                 40 hours, 4 credits
                                                       basics of search marketing, a search marketing                                                          impact program design.                              Prerequisite: None                                  BU308 Operations Management                                                                            D279 Computer Focused Principles
 40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                       today’s global economy. Specific areas of study                                                                                                                                                                This course will provide the student with
                                                       program, and the steps involved in the              will be coping with diverse communication           Prerequisite: Introduction to Human                 B280 Business Capstone*                             40 hours, 4 credits                                broad exposure to the theories and practice         40 hours, 3 credits
 This course will introduce students to the basic      execution and tracking of success. This course
 tools and skills needed to host and facilitate a                                                          styles, allowing for divergent approaches to task   Resource Management                                 20 hours, 2 credits                                 In this course students examine the operations     of effective leadership and supervision in          This course is designed to teach students to
                                                       will assist students in understanding the           completion, mitigating different attitudes                                                                                                                  function of managing people, information,          today’s business setting. It also will explore      accomplish common accounting functions
 variety of types of meetings. The course will         complexities and similarities of online                                                                 B270 Introduction to Global Business*               This course is designed to allow students to
 also study the theory and practice of                                                                     toward conflict, and resolution management                                                              integrate the knowledge and skills gained in        technology, materials, and facilities to produce   contemporary leadership challenges from a           through the use of the computer. Students
                                                       marketing vehicles, paid marketing, organic         and protocols for ensuring multicultural            40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     goods and services. Specific areas covered will                                                        will learn to maintain accounting records on
 parliamentary procedure skills that are used in                                                                                                                                                                   the Business Management Associate Degree                                                               practical point of view, with opportunities to
                                                       marketing, and how to purchase online media         collaboration.                                      This course will explore the importance of                                                              include designing and managing operations;         develop and practice effective leadership skills.   a computer, input and process information and
 larger and more formal assemblies.                    for the purpose of creating a quality marketing                                                                                                             program. Through case analysis, class
                                                                                                           Prerequisite: none                                  developing varied techniques for managing all       discussion, and supervised field experience,        purchasing raw materials; controlling and                                                              produce standard accounting reports. This
 Prerequisite: None                                    mix.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Prerequisite: none
                                                                                                                                                               aspects of a global business venture. Through       students will synthesize and demonstrate their      maintaining inventories; and producing goods                                                           course covers common accounting functions
                                                       Prerequisite: E-Commerce                                                                                real-life case studies, students will investigate   understanding of core business concepts via         or services that meet customers’ expectations.                                                         such as maintaining accounts receivable,
                                                                                                                                                               the interconnectivity in global business specific   completion of a Capstone project.                   Quantitative modeling will be used for solving                                                         accounts payable and general ledgers.
                                                                                                                                                               to languages, attitudes, religious beliefs,                                                             business problems.                                                                                     Prerequisite: Accounting I
                                                                                                                                                               traditions, work ethic, political & legal           Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Business Associate’s Degree program and in          Prerequisite: none
                                                                                                                                                               systems, governmental regulation, fiscal and
                                                                                                                                                               monetary policies, infrastructure, and market       their last or second-to-last quarter.
                                                                                                                                                               potentials.
 * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.                                                                                      Prerequisite: none                                                                                                                                                      * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.


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                                                            COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 D283 Access                                            F215 Principles of Banking Law*                    G138 Introduction to Film                            G226 Speech                                           G328 Human Uses of the Environment                     G380 Visions of America Since 1945                  J102 Criminology                                    J230 Terrorism*
 40 hours, 3 credits                                    40 hours, 4 credits                                40 hours, 4 credits                                  40 hours, 4 credits                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                    40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits
 This course is designed to investigate the             This course will guide students through the        This course is an introduction to the main           This course is designed to teach the student          This course provides an in-depth exploration           Since the end of World War II, popular culture      This course examines the social and behavioral      Students in this course will receive an in-depth
 advanced applications and concepts available           legal and regulatory issues. Every part of the     types of film, to expressiveness of film             how to research and plan, arrange and                 of the integrated relationship between human           has become an especially significant aspect of      issues involved in the study of crime as a social   overview of terrorism, both domestic and
 in Microsoft Office Access. Students will be           banking process, from taking deposits and          techniques, and to ways in which we can better       compose, and deliver informative, persuasive,         life and the surrounding environment,                  American history and an important element in        phenomenon. Included is an explanation of           international. (This course is designed to
 introduced to database management features             making loans to operating safe deposit boxes       understand and appreciate both individual            expressive, impromptu, and extemporaneous             beginning with a study of the fundamental              many of our lives. Consequently, this course        what crime is, what causes crime, and the           provide students the necessary skills to
 ranging from the creation and modification             and offering trust services, is governed by laws   films and the medium as a whole. The goals           speeches for various audiences. Students              concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that        will explore the ways in which popular culture      various techniques for measuring the amounts        recognize acts of terrorism and gain insight
 of databases to maintaining data integrity.            for the purpose of protecting consumers or         are to introduce students to a diverse group of      will also analyze and evaluate the arguments          are interwoven throughout the course include           has represented and mediated conflicts and          and characteristics of crime and criminals.         into terrorists’ perceptions and motivations.)
 This course is designed to help prepare                maintaining the safety and soundness of the        important American as well as international          and rhetorical methods used in public                 principles of ecology as seen in the structure         tensions post-World War II. Through this            Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice      The course will touch on the causes and
 students for the Access portion of the                 bank.                                              films and to teach them the necessary criteria       communication to help them develop the                and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air,       lens, issues of gender and family relationships,                                                        motives that drive terrorists, their methods
 Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam.        Prerequisite: Introduction to Banking              for closely examining the characteristics of the     ability to speak clearly and effectively, and         soil, and water resources; population explosion        as well as class and racial politics, will be       J115 Introduction to Corrections                    of operation, and the impact of terrorism on
 Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems                                                                film medium. As a result of this process,            to think logically. Students will also explore        and the relationship of people, disease, and           discussed. The dual role of television as a         40 hours, 4 credits                                 the United States and abroad. Students will
                                                        G122 World Geography                               students will become more sophisticated and          techniques for overcoming speech anxiety.             food production; and environmental controls            reflective and manipulative force in the new        A general overview of U.S. corrections, jails       examine the necessary effort of planning
 E150 Success Strategies                                40 hours, 4 credits                                satisfied viewers. We will look at how films         Prerequisite: None                                    necessary for survival.                                suburban family and the role Hollywood films        and prisons, institutional procedures and           preparedness within the governmental
 40 hours, 4 credits                                    This course provides an introduction to the        exemplify particular genres and analyze the                                                                Prerequisite: None                                     played in the popular culture will be examined.     recent innovations in offender treatment.           regulatory framework. Students will come
 This course will enable students to develop            nature of geographic inquiry; the where and        film’s contexts as well as the ways in which         G230 Introduction to Literature                                                                              Prerequisite: None                                  Students are introduced to correctional             to understand and appreciate the complexities
 positive skills that ensure success in the college     why of people’s locations and activities. The      viewers formulate meanings. We will concern          40 hours, 4 credits                                   G330 American Literature                                                                                   philosophies, practices and procedures.             of community and national disaster relief
 setting and workplace. Specific topics in              interactions of physical, political, economic,     ourselves with the aesthetic qualities of given      This course offers an introduction to the             40 hours, 4 credits                                    G401 Comparative Politics                           The concepts of retribution and rehabilitation      procedures, including combating weapons
 learning and study strategies will lead students       and social systems are studied. These themes       films and genres; we will, moreover, investigate     most common literary genres: Fiction, poetry,         This course surveys authors, genres, and               40 hours, 4 credits                                 are examined.                                       of mass destruction and cyber-terrorism.
 to develop and utilize appropriate study               are illustrated by various examples from           the cultural significance of these works.            drama, and literary non-fiction. Students will        movements in American literature from 1865             This course will introduce students to the          Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice      Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
 techniques, ensuring academic success. Topics          regions, areas, and countries of the world.        Prerequisite: None                                   study the basic elements of each genre, learn         to the present, including representative works         field of comparative politics by examining
 in life skills will lead to a better understanding                                                                                                             how to compare genres, become familiar with           of Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Post-           classification of political systems according to    J120 Policing in America                            J245 Security Challenges*
                                                        Prerequisite: none                                 G141 Introduction to Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        40 hours, 4 credits
 of self and others in our diverse world, and                                                                                                                   sample texts that illustrate the particularities of   Modernism/Post-Structuralism. Students will            institutional and developmental characteristics     40 hours, 4 credits
 encourage the development and utilization of           G123 Principles of Economics                       40 hours, 4 credits                                  each genre, and practice the skills of analyzing      engage in critical readings of exemplary literary      Causes and costs of political stability and                                                             This course is an examination of the field of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This course utilizes a historical perspective to
 strategies to promote positive relationships,          40 hours, 4 credits                                The course will introduce students to basic          and writing about literary texts.                     texts from a diverse group of authors that have        instability will be explored. Comparison            examine policing from its inception to law          security and the security challenges faced in
 self-management, and professionalism.                  This course offers a broad overview of             models and theories of the communication             Prerequisite: None [English Comp.                     influenced American literature since the Civil         will be made between contemporary political         enforcement in modern American society.             the current world situation. Both public and
 Prerequisite: none                                     economic theory, history, and development.         process. Students will learn about a variety of      recommended]                                          War. Students will analyze how these works of          institutions and processes in various countries.    Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice      private security issues will be evaluated based
                                                        Philosophies, policies, and terms of market        elements involved in communication. They                                                                   literature exemplify particular historical             Prerequisite: none                                                                                      on organization, law, and risk. Defense basics
 E242 Career Development                                economies will be explored. This course            will also explore how factors such as race,          G233 College Algebra                                  moments in U.S. history, as well as how they                                                               J125 Criminal Law and Procedures                    will be explored internally and externally.
 20 hours, 2 credits                                    introduces microeconomic and                       ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, and            40 hours, 4 credits                                   communicate pertinent cultural issues such             G402 Statistics                                     40 hours, 4 credits                                 Specific threats to transportation, cargo, and
 The course is designed to study the personal           macroeconomic concepts.                            gender influence communication. Students will        This course provides students with the skills         as gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual    40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     information from terrorism will be reviewed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This course provides an examination of
 and professional characteristics necessary             Prerequisite: none                                 focus on developing an awareness of the effects      to achieve mastery of algebraic terminology           identity, community, region, and nation. In            In this course students will learn to use various   substantive and procedural criminal law.            This course concludes with a critical look at
 for obtaining and maintaining suitable                                                                    of various types of communication on                 and applications including, but not limited to,       their study of the broad range of American             measures of location and variability to describe    Students are introduced to the Federal and          the future of security.
 employment. The student will assemble a                G124 English Composition                           themselves and others. They will also develop        real number operations, variables, polynomials,       fiction, poetry, and drama since 1865,                 data. Concepts such as graphical and numerical      State courts systems. The concepts of evidence      Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
 complete job-seeking portfolio including               40 hours, 4 credits                                practical skills for improving their ability to      integer exponents, graphs, factoring, quadratic       students will analyze literary, aesthetic,             descriptive measures, probability, conditional      sufficiency, standards of proof, and due process
 his/her resume and references, letters of                                                                 communicate in personal, social and                  equations, and word problems.                         and critical developments.                             probability laws, discrete random variable,                                                             J250 Drugs and Crime
                                                        This course is intended to help students                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are explored. Statutory defenses, mitigating
 application and appreciation, documentation                                                               professional contexts. Specific topics will                                                                Prerequisite: English Composition,                     binomial and normal random variables,                                                                   40 hours, 4 credits
                                                        develop their ability to write and express ideas                                                        Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundations                                                                                                                       factors and circumstances which may excuse
 of work and educational history, and                   in an organized, unified, coherent manner that     include perception, self-concept, verbal and         of Math or placement determined by STEP               Introduction to Literature                             sampling distributions, central limit theorem,      criminal responsibility, and common law             The course will focus on the physical,
 demonstration of skills through examples               reflects an appropriate awareness of purpose       non-verbal communication, effective listening        assessment score.                                                                                            large and small sample confidence intervals for     principles are examined.                            psychological, and sociological aspects of drug
 of student work. The course includes an in-                                                               and communicating in culturally diverse                                                                    G332 Visual Communication                              parameters associated with a single population                                                          and alcohol abuse. Treatment and prevention
                                                        and audience. Through writing, reading, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice.
 depth study of self-marketing approaches, job                                                             settings.                                            G239 Introduction to Astronomy                        in the Media                                           and for comparison of two populations will be                                                           of abuse will be explored. In addition, policy
                                                        discussion, students will learn to synthesize
 interviewing techniques and professionalism            their thoughts as they communicate more            Prerequisite: none                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                    discussed. Hypothesis testing for large and         J130 Introduction to Homeland                       implications of drug use and the criminal
 as well as participation in a mock interview.          effectively. Course concepts are applied to                                                             A study of the solar system, the Milky Way            This course examines how people understand             small samples will be illustrated.                  Security*                                           justice system response will be analyzed. An
                                                                                                           G142 Introduction to Sociology                                                                             their world through visual images. Students                                                                                                                    overview of the theories of use, drug business,
 Prerequisite: none                                     essays, research projects, and specialized                                                              and other galaxies, and the universe. Topics                                                                 Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundations of       40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                           40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                        will examine how people visually gather,                                                                                                                       and drug law enforcement will be explored.
                                                        writing. Regular writing and revision will                                                              include the structure of the celestial bodies,                                                               Math or placement determined by STEP                This course provides an introduction to the
 F111 Introduction to Banking*                          improve students’ grammar, punctuation and         This course is designed to enable students           recognizing them, and understanding the               process, and interpret information presented           assessment score.                                                                                       Such recent developments as "club drugs,"
 40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             philosophical, historical, and multidisciplinary
                                                        usage skills.                                      to recognize their own culture-based values,         influence they have on each other.                    through media sources.                                                                                                                                         inhalants, herbal stimulants, and designer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             G434 Gender in Math and Science                     challenges of Homeland Security in combating
 This course is the standard introduction to the                                                           feelings, and attitudes while developing a                                                                 Prerequisite: none                                                                                                                                             drugs will also be discussed.
                                                        Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundations                                                              Prerequisite: none                                                                                           40 hours, 4 credits                                 terrorism. This course includes a review of the
 banking profession. It touches on nearly every                                                            better understanding of cultural values that                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
                                                        of English II or placement determined by                                                                                                                      G333 American Religious History                                                                            driving forces that resulted in the creation of
 aspect of banking, from the fundamentals of                                                               may differ from their own. It will cover basic       G243 Contemporary US Government                                                                              This course examines the personal and
                                                        STEP assessment score.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the current Department of Homeland Security.        J255 Ethics in Criminal Justice
 negotiable instruments to contemporary issues                                                             sociological topics such as socialization, gender,   40 hours, 4 credits                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                    collective educational experiences, career paths,   This will be accomplished through a review          40 hours, 4 credits
 and developments within the industry.                  G125 Humanities                                    race, social organization, and social change.        This course provides an introduction to the           In this course students will be presented              and discoveries of female researchers, teachers,    of the field of homeland security, its evolution
 Prerequisite: None                                     40 hours, 4 credits                                Through the course students should achieve a         US system of government, including its parts,         with an historical inquiry into the ideological        and practitioners in the fields of mathematics                                                          This course provides a strong theoretical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and critical issues, and an examination of
                                                                                                           better understanding of themselves and society.      institutions, and evolution, and will help            origins and social context of American                 and science.                                                                                            foundation for solving ethical dilemmas.
                                                        This course investigates human creative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  current threats and vulnerabilities. The course
 F212 Fundamentals of Consumer                                                                             Prerequisite: none                                   students understand how the government                religious life. The importance of religion             Prerequisite: none                                  also looks at the complexities of defining the      Students will gain a realistic picture not only
 Lending*                                               achievement. It is designed to increase
                                                                                                                                                                works on the national, state and local level.         in the settlement of America and its role                                                                  roles of federal, state, local government, and      of what ethical questions arise in criminal
                                                        the student’s understanding and appreciation       G150 Structure and Function of the                                                                                                                                G435 Literature of American
 40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                            To explore how the US government affects its          throughout American history will be explored                                                               the private sector.                                 justice, but also of how sound moral decisions
                                                        of cultural literacy and the pursuit of            Human Body                                                                                                                                                        Minorities
 This course provides the basic knowledge                                                                                                                       citizens and how citizens participate in their        and analyzed. Discussions of various historical                                                                                                                are made in response to them.
                                                        humanitarian goals. Representative                 40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                   Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
 about consumer credit. It will cover                                                                                                                           government, students will address current             and contemporary and emerging religious                40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                     Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
                                                        disciplines may include art, music, literature,
 terminology, basic categories of consumer              architecture, drama, and philosophy.               This course provides a working knowledge of          problems and issues grounded in legal history,        movements will also be discussed.                      This course introduces students to a variety of     J200 Domestic Violence
 credit, determining credit worthiness, and                                                                the structure and function of the human body.        theory, and ethics.                                                                                          texts by so-called “American minority authors”      40 hours, 4 credits                                 J280 Contemporary Issues in Criminal
                                                        Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                            Prerequisite: none
 the application process. It includes the origin                                                           A general introduction to cells and tissues                                                                                                                       from the mid-19th Century to the present.                                                               Justice Capstone*
                                                                                                                                                                Prerequisite: none                                    G335 Contemporary World Literature:                                                                        This course examines violence in the family;
 of regulations protecting consumer credit              G137 Introduction to Psychology                    is followed by study of the anatomy and                                                                                                                           The central focus of this course will be on                                                             40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 social and legal relations within families;
 transactions, and reviews specific regulations         40 hours, 4 credits                                physiology of the skeletal and muscular              G245 Introduction to Geology                          1900 to the Present                                    literary responses to social marginalization                                                            The capstone class examines the future of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 theories and solutions on family violence;
 that apply to consumer credit.                                                                            systems. The student is introduced to the            40 hours, 4 credits                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                    based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin,   survivors and the consequences of                   criminal justice system. The current cutting
                                                        This course will introduce students to the         nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive,
 Prerequisite: Introduction to Banking                  scientific study of human behavior. Course                                                              This course provides an introductory look             This course explores how authors from around           class, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and   victimization; legal responses; the role of         edge technology in different fields within the
                                                                                                           urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.        at the physical processes that shape the earth.       the world have engaged with important themes           other factors. Students will study the effects of   the police; when law enforcement responds;          criminal justice system is discussed along with
 F213 Introduction to Mortgage                          topics will include the following: heredity and
                                                        environment, development of the individual,        Prerequisite: none                                   Topics include the origin, structure, and             and historical events throughout the twentieth         exclusionary and oppressive practices, both         recognizing child abuse; recognizing elder          insights from accomplished scholars of
 Lending*                                                                                                                                                       systems of the earth, minerals, rock formation,       century. In studying these texts, students will        historical and present-day, on writers’             abuse; associated crimes and stalking and           what the near future holds. Methods and
                                                        motivation, emotion, perception, personality       G201 Creative Writing
 40 hours, 4 credits                                    and abnormal behavior.                                                                                  plate tectonics, and volcanoes and earthquakes.       examine the interplay of fiction and history,          perceptions and literary representations of their   domestic homicide.                                  philosophies that will govern the criminal
                                                                                                           40 hours, 4 credits                                  Geologic time, global change, and human-              the varieties of literary style, and the qualities     times, contexts and identity. Students will also                                                        justice field in the near future are introduced
 This course examines mortgage lending, not             Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
 only from the aspect of lending to individuals                                                            This course will develop the student’s talents in    environment interaction will also be explored.        that link as well as distinguish works from            be introduced to samples of the most common                                                             along with discussions of the ethical, legal,
 for the purchase of a residence, but also that                                                            creative writing. Various forms of writing will      Students will complete a research paper on a          different cultures. Students will respond to           critical-theoretical approaches to the primary      J205 Juvenile Justice                               social, and political ramifications expected.
 of providing loans for apartment buildings and                                                            be studied, such as short stories, novels, poems,    contemporary issue in geology.                        texts critically in discussion and essays, as well     texts they will study in this class.                40 hours, 4 credits                                 This course includes ten hours of field
 loans for real estate developers and builders.                                                            plays and non-fiction. Works by students and         Prerequisite: none                                    as research critical evaluations of literary topics,   Prerequisite: English Composition                   An overview of the juvenile justice system          experience.
 It covers construction and permanent                                                                      others will be critiqued. Students will also                                                               authors, etc.                                                                                              including the nature and extent of delinquency,     Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice.
 financing for residential property; real estate                                                           develop editorial skills so that each writer may                                                                                                                  J100 Introduction to Criminal Justice                                                                   Students must be enrolled in the Criminal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prerequisite: none                                                                                         explanatory models and theories, the juvenile
 law; documentation; mortgage loan servicing;                                                              revise and improve his/her work. Students will                                                                                                                    40 hours, 4 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 justice system, juvenile court practices and        Justice program and in their last or second to
 the secondary mortgage market; the role of                                                                compose a minimum of 6000 words over the                                                                                                                          An introductory course designed to familiarize      procedures. The role of law enforcement and
                                                                                                           course of the program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    last quarter.
 government in mortgage lending; and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         students with the facets of the criminal justice    juvenile correctional officer will be explored as
 residential real estate as an investment.                                                                 Prerequisites: Passing grade in Foundations                                                                                                                       system, the sub-systems and how they                well as juvenile training schools, probation and
 Prerequisite: Introduction to Banking                                                                     of English II or placement determined by                                                                                                                          interrelate. Students are introduced to various     aftercare treatment.
                                                                                                           STEP assessment score.                                                                                                                                            legal concepts especially the structure and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             operation of America’s court systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Prerequisite: None



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                                                         COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                             COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 J305 Examination of Forensic Science                J335 Risk Analysis                                 J365 Research Methods                              J435 Special Populations                              LA130 State and Local Government                    M205 Medical Transcription I*                       M224 Pathology II                                     MA242 Human Anatomy
 40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                in Criminal Justice                                in Criminal Justice                                   40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                   and Physiology II
 This course will familiarize students with the      This course examines the importance of risk        40 hours, 4 credits                                40 hours, 4 credits                                   This course will introduce the constitutional       The student will transcribe medical histories,      Continuation of studies of the basic concepts         80 hours, 5 credits
 application of science to criminal and civil        analysis and evaluation for designing proper       This course will explore the basic steps of        This course will examine special populations          interrelationship of national, state, and local     physical examination and other medical              and terminology related to diseases and               This course is a continuation of the study
 laws. Students are introduced to the five basic     protection and deterrence. Management of           conducting research. Students will explore the     of offenders in the criminal-justice system.          governments. Special emphasis will be placed        reports from transcription tapes and will apply     disorders of the human body. Focus is on              of human anatomy and physiology begun
 services that a crime laboratory supports. They     security operations is assessed, as are planning   nature of research and the research techniques     Women, people with mental illness, people             on the powers and functions of the various          knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy,          the structure, nature, causes, diagnostic             in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. The
 will examine the analysis of evidence and the       for natural- or man-made-disaster recovery,        specific to the criminal-justice field. Students   with HIV/AIDS, the elderly, and                       branches of state and local governments.            and physiology to the transcription process.        procedures, pharmacology, and treatment               digestive, endocrine, lymphatic and immune
 collection and preservation of all types of         and crisis management.                             will become familiar with research terminology     socioeconomically challenged people will              Prerequisite: none                                  Emphasis is on correct use of medical               and prevention of common diseases of s                digestive, urinary and reproductive systems
 evidence.                                           Prerequisite: Introduction to Homeland             and the ethics involved in various research        be examined in relation to all parts of the                                                               terminology and accurate spelling of                elected human body systems.                           are studied as well as blood, nutrition and
 Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice      Security, Security Challenges.                     designs. To complete the course, students will     criminal-justice system. Programs, policies,          LA225 Law II                                        medical terms.                                      Prerequisite: Pathology I                             metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance,
                                                                                                        design and simulate their own research project.    and case studies will be analyzed to get a full       40 hours, 4 credits                                 Prerequisites: Medical Terminology,                                                                       and acid-base balance. Laboratory exercises,
 J310 Criminal Behavior                              J340 Women and Criminal Justice                                                                       understanding of the problems presented by            This course is a continuation of the study of       Keyboarding I                                       M230 Medical Law and Ethics                           coordinated with course content, including
                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Statistics in Criminal Justice
 40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                   special populations.                                  fundamentals of law. This includes study of the                                                         40 hours, 4 credits                                   microscopic observation, experimentation,
 This course will examine serial behavior by         This course examines the role of women             J405 Emergency Management                                                                                types of business organizations, property laws,     M206 Medical Transcription II*                      A study of the United States legal system             study of anatomical models, and dissection
                                                                                                                                                           Prerequisite: Criminal Behavior
 crime type and criminal profile. Crimes such        as offenders, victims, and professionals in        40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                      wills, trusts, estate planning, bankruptcy,         40 hours, 3 credits                                 and court process with emphasis on legal              exercises are included in this course.
 as stalking, arson, murder, and sexual assault      criminal justice. Theories and research that       This course will examine the role of private       J440 Special Offenders: Sex Offenders                 creditor and debtor relationships, commercial       A continuation of Medical Transcription I,          and ethical issues within the health care             Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and
 will be examined through case files to enhance      have differentiated women in the criminal-         and public managers in planning for response       40 hours, 4 credits                                   paper, contracts, and other areas of business       this course will build transcription skill while    environment. Fraud and abuse, patient privacy         Physiology I
 investigative methods. Students will analyze        justice system will be explored. The rise of       to natural or man-made emergencies.                This course will examine the causes of sexual         law.                                                introducing students to additional medical          and confidentiality, and professional practice
 psychological profiles and behavior patterns.       female criminality and criminal-justice            Response plans will be detailed and developed      offenses and treatment of offenders. Laws                                                                 formats and specialties, including cardiology,      law and ethics will be covered. The course will       ML100 Introduction to Clinical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prerequisite: Law I
                                                     professionals will be examined will be analyzed.   with the essential elements and participants.      and policy pertaining to sex offenders will be                                                            gastrointestinal, orthopedics, general pathology,   include a project that is specific to the student’s   Laboratory Science
 Prerequisite: Criminology
                                                     Prerequisite: Domestic Violence                    Types of hazards and risks of all involved with    analyzed. Research on sex offenders, including        M120 Medical Terminology*                           and selected specialty options. The course          program of study.                                     40 hours, 3 credits
 J315 Criminal Law and Procedures II                                                                    managing the response and the public will be       recidivism, treatment, and re-entry into the          40 hours, 4 credits                                 includes transcription from tapes of health         Prerequisite: None                                    An introduction to laboratory medicine and
 40 hours, 4 credits                                 J345 Diversion and Rehabilitation                  explored.                                          community, will be examined.                          This is a basic medical vocabulary-building         care professionals who are non-native speakers                                                            the profession of clinical laboratory science.
 This course challenges students to examine          40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                         course. An emphasis will be placed on the           of English.                                         M251 Medical Coding Practicum*                        This course will emphasize professionalism,
                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Introduction to Homeland             Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
 the complexities of the Bill of Rights and the      This course examines counseling and                Security, Security Challenges                                                                            most common medical terms based on prefixes         Prerequisite: Medical Transcription I               30 hours, 1 credit                                    laboratory safety, and routine laboratory
 application of those rights to the criminal-        intervention methods used for both adult and                                                          J445 Special Offenders: Serial Killers                and suffixes, Latin and Greek origins, and                                                              This course offers supervised practical               procedures including quality control and lab
 justice system. The analysis of case studies        juvenile offenders. Special attention is given     J410 Criminal Justice Leadership                   40 hours, 4 credits                                   anatomic roots denoting body structures.            M207 Medical Transcription III*                     experience in a simulated campus or online            math.
 will allow students to apply criminal law           to both male and female offenders and the          and Management                                     This course will explore the controversies            All body systems will be covered with a focus       40 hours, 3 credits                                 setting, or a health care facility arranged by        Prerequisites: Foundations of Math
 and procedure to fieldwork examination              differences between them. Theories proven by       40 hours, 4 credits                                of serial-killer cases or massive murder              on word parts, terms built from word parts,         A continuation of Medical Transcription II,         the student, with a minimum of 30 hours               or passing score on STEP examination.
 of criminal-justice issues.                         research and applied to treatment are explored.    This course will familiarize students with         investigations. Students will examine the             abbreviations, and basic disease and surgical       this course will build transcription skill while    of practical experience in medical coding
                                                                                                        common management theory and practice in           issues of investigating serial killers: maintaining   terms. Students will be expected to focus on        introducing students to additional medical          under the direction of a college HIT/Coding           ML150 Clinical Chemistry I
 Prerequisite: Criminal Law and Procedures           Prerequisite: Juvenile Justice, Domestic
                                                     Violence                                           criminal-justice organizations. The application    justice, victims’ rights, interrogation               spelling and pronunciation.                         formats and specialties, including cardiology,      instructor or practicing medical coding               40 hours, 3 credits
 J320 Criminal Investigations                                                                           of management techniques to all areas of           techniques, media coverage of crime,                  Prerequisite: none                                  gastrointestinal, orthopedics, general pathology,   professional. The practicum offers the student        An introduction to analytical techniques,
 40 hours, 4 credits                                 J350 Cultural Diversity and Justice                criminal justice will be explored, along with      and grief. Case examinations will change                                                                  and selected specialty options. The course          experience as a medical coder using actual or         instrumentation, and basic principles of clinical
 This course will familiarize students with          40 hours, 4 credits                                leadership and administration techniques           from quarter to quarter.                              M140 Basic ICD-9-CM Coding                          includes transcription from CD of health            simulated medical documentation, and is               chemistry methods. Presents the theory and
 the fundamentals of both private and public         This course will examine the true picture          and issues particular to criminal justice.         Prerequisite: Criminology, Criminal Behavior          40 hours, 4 credits                                 care professionals who are non-native               essential to training.                                application of biochemical analytes, including
 investigations. Students will examine the           and statistics of minority representation at       Organizational philosophy, visioning,                                                                    This course provides in-depth study of the          speakers of English and operative reports.          Prerequisite: Ambulatory Care Coding                  clinical significance and normal reference
 procedures of investigating crimes such as          every point in the criminal justice process,       planning, and goal development will be             J471 Fieldwork in Criminal Justice                    International Classification of Diseases (ICD-      Prerequisite: Medical Transcription II.                                                                   ranges.
 homicide, terrorism, and computer crime.            from point of contact with the police to           examined.                                          20 hours, 2 credits                                   9-CM) using sample exercises and medical                                                                M280 Medical Transcription Capstone*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     M208 Introduction to Health                                                                               Prerequisites: Introduction to Clinical
 The course will emphasize writing skills and        incarceration and the death penalty. The                                                              This course will guide students through their         records to develop skill and accuracy in coding                                                         50 hours, 3 credits
                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Ethics in Criminal Justice                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Laboratory Science, Human Anatomy
 the management of an investigation.                 course includes a comprehensive examination                                                           fieldwork at a public or private criminal-justice     in various health care settings. Students           Information Management                              A supervised experience in medical                    and Physiology I, College Algebra
                                                     of unbiased racial and ethnic theories, and        J415 Crime Prevention                              agency. Throughout the course and fieldwork,          will apply ICD-9-CM coding guidelines               40 hours, 4 credits                                 transcription work settings, simulated lab,
 Prerequisite: Examination of Forensic Science,
                                                     research and practice of behavior and              40 hours, 4 credits                                students will be participant-observers,               appropriate to the coding situation and             This course introduces the student to               and student assignments and presentations that        ML151 Hematology I
 Criminal Law and Procedures
                                                     victimization affecting the criminal justice       This course will explore the goals and types       supervised by an agency determined authority,         will cover coding of all body systems.              the history of the profession of the health         demonstrate competency and understanding              40 hours, 3 credits
 J325 Criminal Evidence                              system.                                            of various crime-prevention strategies. Physical   and will journal the work experience.                 Prerequisite: Medical Terminology, Pathology        information technician and the management           of the medical transcription field. Student-          Introduction to the theory and practical
 40 hours, 4 credits                                 Prerequisite: Ethics in Criminal Justice           environments and crime, neighborhood crime         Prerequisite: Contemporary Issues in Criminal         I (prerequisite or corequisite)                     of health information. Students learn about         planned field trips will be required. Students        application of routine and special hematology
 This course will familiarize students with                                                             prevention, the media, and crime displacement      Justice Capstone. Student in last or next-to-last                                                         the organization of health care facilities,         will transcribe actual medical dictation and be       procedures. Presents red-blood-cell function,
 the fundamentals of criminal evidence as it         J352 Victims in Criminal Justice                   will be explored. The course will examine                                                                M140A Intermediate ICD-9-CM Coding                  the members of the health care team who             evaluated by the instructor on transcription          hematopoeisis, and associated diseases.
                                                                                                                                                           quarter.
 pertains to the legal presentation of evidence      40 hours, 4 credits                                persons and conditions associated with high                                                              40 hours, 3 credits                                 contribute to and use health information, and       accuracy, productivity, and professional/ethical      The student laboratory focuses on identifying
                                                                                                                                                           Co-requisite: Fieldwork in Criminal Justice II                                                            trends in the management of health care             conduct. The Capstone is intended to integrate
 in criminal trials, and with the role of legal      This course explores the importance of the         rates of deviance.                                                                                       This course is a continuation of Basic ICD-9-                                                                                                                 normal and abnormal red-blood-cell
 counsel. Constitutional issues involving            victim in the criminal-justice system’s process.   Prerequisite: Introduction to Corrections,         J472 Fieldwork in Criminal Justice II                 CM with developmental practice to increase          records. Students will learn about the format       course learning through practical experience in       morphology and the evaluation of stained
 evidence are examined. Different varieties          The victim’s role in the criminal-justice          Policing in America, Research Methods in           240 hours, 8 credits                                  proficiency in coding with ICD-9-CM using           and content of medical records, and develop         a workplace or simulated setting.                     blood smears.
 of evidence, from hearsay to physical evidence,     process, and movements and legislation             Criminal Justice                                   This fieldwork course gives students firsthand        patient records. Students will apply official       a beginning knowledge of the organization           Prerequisite: Medical Transcription II                Prerequisites: Introduction to Clinical
 are examined. Trial procedures such as expert-      regarding victims’ impact on judicial                                                                 experience in the field of criminal justice via an    coding guidelines and knowledge of commonly         and storage of health information.                                                                        Laboratory Science, Human Anatomy
 witness testimony, police testimony, and            proceedings are examined. A variety of             J420 Crimes Across Borders                                                                               accepted payment methodologies to medical                                                               M290 Medical Administration
                                                                                                                                                           appropriate agency that meets the student’s                                                               Prerequisite: None                                                                                        and Physiology I
 testimonial privileges are analyzed.                crimes and types of victims is explored.           40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                      record coding. Use of coding and grouper                                                                Capstone*
                                                                                                                                                           career objectives. Students will be participant-                                                          M209 Medical Insurance and Billing
                                                                                                        This course will explore the global economy                                                              software will be introduced as well as the use                                                          10 hours, 1 credit                                    ML152 Urinalysis
 Prerequisite: Examination of Forensic Science,      Prerequisite: none                                                                                    observers, supervised by an agency-determined
                                                                                                        of crime. Various types of transnational crime,                                                          of registries and indices.                          40 hours, 3 credits                                 This capstone class is designed to allow              40 hours, 3 credits
 Criminal Law and Procedures                                                                                                                               authority, and will journal the work experience
                                                     J355 Realities of Crime and Justice                and the investigation and prosecution of global    in a course that runs concurrently with the           Prerequisite: Basic ICD-9-CM Coding                 An introduction to common 3rd party payors,         students to integrate the information and             An introduction to urinalysis and body-fluid
 J330 Organized Criminal Syndicates                  40 hours, 4 credits                                crimes, are examined. Current issues in global     fieldwork.                                                                                                insurance terminology, and medical billing          skills learned in the Medical Administration          analysis. Includes anatomy and physiology
 40 hours, 4 credits                                 In this course, students will analyze and          crime will be examined via rotating articles,                                                            M141 Ambulatory Care Coding                         including claim forms preparation and               program. Students will complete a capstone            of the kidney, and physical, chemical, and
                                                                                                                                                           Prerequisite: Contemporary Issues in Criminal         40 hours, 3 credits
 This course examines organized criminal             critique media portrayals of crime and justice.    books, and other publications.                                                                                                                               processing, electronic claim submission, and        project that incorporates coding, transcription,      microscopic analysis of urine, cerebral spinal
                                                                                                                                                           Justice Capstone. Student in last or second-to-
 activity in the 21st century, from street gangs     Public perceptions of crime and realities of       Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice,                                                          The emphasis in this course is medical coding       a review of introductory medical coding.            administrative, and medical office management         fluid, and other body fluids.
                                                                                                                                                           last quarter.
 to terrorist organizations. Students will           crime are evaluated. The mass media and            Research Methods in Criminal Justice.                                                                    in an ambulatory care setting. Students will        It provides an overview of medical office           skills.                                               Prerequisites: Introduction to Clinical
 examine the cause of organized crime, in            “spectacular” cases are used to exemplify the                                                         Co-requisite: Fieldwork in Criminal Justice           develop an understanding of HCPCS coding            accounting procedures, and introduces the           Prerequisite: Medical Administration AAS              Laboratory Science, Human Anatomy
 addition to the investigation, prosecution, and     media’s influence on crime and justice.            J425 Community Corrections                                                                               with an emphasis on CPT.                            features of a patient billing system. Software is   student in last or second-to-last quarter.            and Physiology I
                                                                                                                                                           J490 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
 sentencing of syndicates.                           Prerequisite: Ethics in Criminal Justice           40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                      Prerequisite: Intermediate ICD-9-CM Coding          used to simulate a medical office environment.
                                                                                                                                                           40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                           MA241 Human Anatomy                                   ML153 Clinical Microbiology I
 Prerequisite: Criminology, Juvenile Justice                                                            This course will examine the role and                                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Medical Terminology
                                                     J360 Statistics in Criminal Justice                                                                   This course will examine trends, policies,            M200 Medical Office Procedures                                                                          and Physiology I                                      40 hours, 3 credits
                                                                                                        function of corrections supervisors in the
 J332 Homeland Security Policy                       40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                   processes, and programs in criminal justice.          40 hours, 4 credits                                 M223 Pathology I                                    80 hours, 5 credits
                                                                                                        field. The practical considerations of managing                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course will include basic concepts of
 40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                       Careful analysis of criminal-justice successes                                                            40 hours, 4 credits
                                                     In this course, students will learn to interpret   offenders in the community will be examined.                                                             This course is designed to provide students                                                             This course introduces the structure and              microbiology. Emphasis will be placed on cell
                                                                                                                                                           and failures is the focus of this course.                                                                 Students will learn basic concepts and
 This course will include an overview of             research data on issues in criminal justice.       Case studies on probation and parole will be                                                             with an understanding of the administrative                                                             function of the human body. Topics include            structure and function of human, pathogenic
                                                                                                                                                           Students will theorize future initiatives in                                                              terminology related to diseases and disorders
 homeland-security laws and regulations,             The fundamentals of statistical analysis will      explored.                                                                                                duties performed in the medical office.                                                                 basic chemistry and cell biology, tissues, and        microorganisms. Disease, resistance and
                                                                                                                                                           policing, courts, corrections, juvenile justice,                                                          of the human body. Focus is on the structure,
 public-safety requirements and policies, privacy    be explored through statistical tools typically    Prerequisite: Criminal Behavior, Introduction      and homeland security.                                Concepts covered include: preparing, filing                                                             the respiratory, integumentary, cardio-vascular,      immune system function will be included.
 rights in the context of security concerns,         used in criminal justice. Students will apply      to Corrections                                                                                           and maintaining medical records; knowledge          nature, causes, diagnostic procedures,              skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory               Methods of microbe control will be introduced.
 human-resource issues, organizational               statistical analysis through the use of SPSS                                                          Prerequisite: Contemporary Issues in Criminal         of the various types of health insurance            pharmacology and treatment of common                systems of the body. Medical terminology              A student laboratory will be utilized for
 structure, and management priorities.               software using real UCR and NCVS data sets.        J430 Forensic Psychology                           Justice Capstone                                      coverage, coding and reimbursement;                 diseases of selected human body systems.            is emphasized. Laboratory exercises,                  experiences in fundamental microbiology
 Students will explore FEMA’s role in policy,        Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice,    40 hours, 4 credits                                LA125 Law I                                           confidentiality and guidelines for releasing        Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and                     coordinated with course content, including            techniques.
 law, and management of man-made disasters.          Statistics                                         This course will examine the role and function     40 hours, 4 credits                                   health information; and effective oral and          Physiology I, or Structure and Function             microscopic observation, experimentation,             Prerequisites: Introduction to Clinical
 Local and regional perspectives pertaining to                                                          of psychology as it applies to the criminal-                                                             written communication skills.                       of the Human Body                                   study of anatomical models, and dissection            Laboratory Science, Human Anatomy
 criminal justice agencies will be examined.                                                                                                               This course is a study of the fundamentals of                                                                                                                 exercises are included in this course.
                                                                                                        justice system. Students will examine the          law. This includes study of the American legal        Prerequisite: Medical Terminology                                                                                                                             and Physiology I
 Prerequisite: Terrorism                                                                                responsibilities and tasks of forensic             system, forms of conflict resolution, torts,                                                                                                                  Prerequisite: none
                                                                                                        psychologists when working with law                contracts, and criminal law.
                                                                                                        enforcement, courts, and corrections.
                                                                                                        A psychological approach to person-to-person       Prerequisite: none
                                                                                                        crimes will be explored.
                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Criminal Behavior, Introduction
                                                                                                        to Psychology
 * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.


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                                                         COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                          COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 ML201 Clinical Chemistry II                         MT105 Deep Tissue Massage                         MT230 Trigger Point Therapy                        N112 PC Hardware and Software I                     N164 Voice Over IP Fundamentals                     N235 Cisco Networking Fundamentals                  N264 IP Telephony                                   NM110 Drawing Design
 60 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 3 credits                               40 hours, 3 credits                                (A+)*                                               40 hours, 3 credits                                 and Routing*                                        40 hours, 3 credits                                 and Art Theory
 Expanding upon concepts learned in Clinical         This course will incorporate and expand on        This course is an introduction to Trigger          40 hours, 3 credits                                 The goal of this course is to introduce students    40 hours, 3 credits                                 This course will serve as the foundation for        40 hours, 3 credits
 Chemistry I, this course further examines the       the techniques learned from Swedish massage.      Point Therapy. Students will have the facts        In this course the students are introduced to       to Voice over IP (VoIP) communications and          In this course students will learn the skills       learning Cisco Call Manager Express and             This course introduces the fundamentals
 principles and procedures of various tests          An emphasis will be on other methods of           of scientific data of a Trigger Point. Students    the installation, configuration, maintenance,       the different features and benefits inherent in     necessary to deploy a new Cisco network             Cisco Unity Express in different network            of drawing through five elements of art
 performed in Clinical Chemistry. Integral           addressing soft tissue dysfunction. Students      will have the knowledge of the physiological       and troubleshooting of personal computer            deploying communications in this way.               or manage an existing network. The course           configurations and environments. In this first      (line, space, value, form and texture).
 to this course is continued explanation of the      will have the knowledge to integrate deep         symptoms of a Trigger Point. An emphasis           hardware and the software used to support           Students will learn the differences inherent        provides a wide range of information, starting      of a two course sequence students will learn        A series of exercises and assignments focuses
 physiological basis for the test, the principle     tissue massage into their practice as a massage   will be on the significance of musculoskeletal     the hardware. The topics covered include; the       between Public Switched Telephone Networks          with a review of the basic building blocks of       how to install and initially configure these two    on various applications involving form,
 and procedure for the test, and the clinical        therapist. An emphasis will be upon developing    disorders and how to manage these with             relationship between computer hardware and          (PSTN) and VoIP systems. They will discover         networks through advanced Cisco networking          products in typical network environments.           lighting, perspective, figure drawing and
 significance of the test results, including         communication and documentation skills for        Trigger Point Therapy.                             software, the installation, support, and            the signaling that is done with VoIP and learn      topic such as access control list, WAN              Students will also learn about the various          historical studies.
 quality control and normal values.                  insurance billing.                                Prerequisite: Deep Tissue Massage                  troubleshooting of system boards, memory,           about the configuration issues when switching       connectivity, and virtual LANs. The lab             phone options and features currently available      Prerequisite: None
 Prerequisite: Clinical Chemistry I                  Prerequisites: Introduction to                                                                       hard drives, multimedia, and input/output           over a system to VoIP.                              assignments included in this course give            to organizations implementing IP Telephony.
                                                     Massage Therapy, Kinesiology                      MT237 Clinic I                                     devices. To reinforce the material in this course   Prerequisite: Networking Fundamentals               students adequate hands-on experience with          Prerequisite: Voice Over IP Fundamentals            NM111 Introduction
 ML202 Hematology II                                                                                   40 hours, 2 credits                                the instructor will assign direct hands on                                                              Cisco equipment, allowing them to gain                                                                  to Computer Graphics
 60 hours, 4 credits                                 MT120 Techniques for Special Clients              In this course the student will perform a          projects to be performed in a lab setting.          N208 Linux Administration*                          confidence in working with live networks.           N265 Quality of Service (QoS)                       40 hours, 3 credits
 Expanding upon concepts learned in                  40 hours, 3 credits                               minimum of 15 full body massage treatments.        Each student will assemble a computer using         40 hours, 3 credits                                 This course uses a combination of reading,          40 hours, 3 credits                                 This course gives students an overveiw of
 Hematology I, this course further examines          This is a basic course focusing on clients who    A Supervisor is present to evaluate and guide      prescribed parts and materials.                     This course is designed for introduction of         lecture, and lab work to reinforce student          This course will look at how Quality of             desktop publishing and other graphic software
 the theory and practical application of routine     have individualized needs. The emphasis in this   the student’s performance. Students are            Prerequisite: none                                  the Linux operating system. The students will       learning. Further this course helps prepare         Service can affect not only IP-based                that enables them to use the computer as a
 and special hematology procedures. Presents         course is on pregnancy, infant, pediatric, and    evaluated on hands-on skills and SOAP                                                                  learn to installation, configure, maintain,         students to take Cisco CCNA Exam.                   applications running on a network but also          graphic design tool. Additional topics include
 white blood cell function, hematopoeisis and        geriatric massage. Students will also gain an     Charting.                                          N113 PC Hardware and Software II                    administration, and use programming features        Prerequisite: Networking Fundamentals               general network performance. Various tools          file management, the Internet, basic
 associated diseases. The student laboratory         understanding of how to incorporate a massage                                                        (A+)*                                               of Linux operating system. Students will learn                                                          and procedures are introduced in this course        keyboarding, and basic troubleshooting.
                                                                                                       Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and                                                                                                                           N251 Introduction to
 focuses on identifying normal and abnormal          environment that best serves individuals that     Physiology II, Kinesiology II, Deep                40 hours, 3 credits                                 how download and install source application                                                             for dealing with congestion, traffic policing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Computer Forensics                                                                                      Prerequisite: None
 white blood cell morphology and the                 have a physical and/or developmental              Tissue Massage                                     This course is a continuation of PC                 from the Internet, running Windows                                                                      and shaping, and utilizing drop policies where
 evaluation of stained blood smears.                 challenge.                                                                                           Hardware and Software I. The topics covered         emulation, and the role of Linux in the             40 hours, 3 credits                                 appropriate. In addition, there will be attention   NM113 Introduction to Multimedia
 Coagulation principles and techniques               Prerequisites: Introduction to                    MT238 Clinic II                                    include review of previously covered topics,        enterprise network environment. This courses        This course provides students with a                paid to the topic of QoS on the LAN, and            and Computer Graphic Arts
 will be included.                                   Massage Therapy, Kinesiology                      80 hours, 4 credits                                telecommunications and networking, the              uses a combination of reading, lecture, Internet    comprehensive understanding of computer             why it is an important topic to consider and        40 hours, 3 credits
 Prerequisite: Hematology I                                                                            In this course the student will perform a          Internet, and printing. Additional topics in        based research, and lab work to reinforce the       forensics and investigation tools and               review for overall network performance.             This course is designed to provide the
                                                     MT140 Pathology for                               minimum of thirty full body massage                this course are virus protection, disaster          course materials.                                   techniques. They learn what computer                Prerequisite: IP Telephony
 ML203 Immunology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         student an overview and exposure to the basic
                                                     Massage Therapy                                   treatments. A Supervisor is present to evaluate    recovery and maintenance planning. Finally,         Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Workstations        forensics and investigation is as a profession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      N270 Oracle Database Administration                 multimedia concepts and software. Students
 40 hours, 3 credits                                 40 hours, 4 credits                               and guide the student’s performance. Students      the student will learn about the conduct and                                                            and gain an understanding of the overall
                                                                                                                                                                                                              N226 Windows Active Directory*                                                                                                                              examine introductory theory and concepts
 Basic immunology and serology concepts will         This course, which is intended as a general       are evaluated on hands-on skills and SOAP          responsibilities of being a professional PC                                                             investigative process. All major personal           40 hours, 3 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of four tracks in multimedia: Web, Interactive,
 be presented with an emphasis on selected           one-quarter overview of pathology for Massage     Charting.                                          technician. To reinforce the materials in this      40 hours, 3 credits                                 computer operating system architectures and         The goal of this course is to prepare individuals   Video, and 3D. Preproduction of all
 infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders.       Therapy and allied health students, will cover    Prerequisite: Clinic I. This course is             course the instructor will assign direct hands-     The course will teach the concepts of               disk structures are discussed. The student          to work with and administer Oracle databases.       multimedia elements are stressed throughout
 The theory of immunologic and serologic             the most basic concepts and terminology of        recommended for a student’s last quarter.          on projects to be performed in a lab setting.       utilizing Microsoft Windows Active Directory.       learns how to set up an investigator’s office and   Students will learn the various tools available     the class with an emphasis on trouble shooting
 procedures will also be presented.                  health and disease. Students will acquire the                                                        Further, this course in addition to the first       Students will learn to install, setup, configure,   laboratory, what computer forensic hardware         to set up the database, query, configure            and problem solving.
 Prerequisite: Human Anatomy                         knowledge of different disorders. Focus is        MT245 Kinesiology                                  course helps prepare students to take the A+        utilize, maintain and trouble shoot Windows         and software tools are available, the importance    performance monitoring, and enhance security
                                                                                                       40 hours, 4 credits                                certification Core and DOS/Windows Exams.                                                               of digital evidence controls and how to process                                                         Prerequisite: None
 and Physiology I                                    on the structure, nature, causes, diagnostic                                                                                                             Active Directory. To reinforce the material in                                                          for the Oracle database. The course will
                                                     procedures, and treatment of the most             This course is an introduction to the skeletal     Prerequisite: PC Hardware and Software I            this course the instructor will assign direct       crime and incident scenes. Finally, they learn      emphasize the skills needed for day-to-day          NM115 Networking and Internet
 ML205 Immunohematology                              common diseases of selected human body            and muscular system. An emphasis is on the         (A+)                                                hands on projects to be performed in a lab          the details of data acquisition, computer           maintenance of the database.                        Technologies
 40 hours, 3 credits                                 systems.                                          fascial system and movement of the body.                                                               setting. Further this course helps prepare          forensic analysis, e-mail investigations, image     Prerequisite: Database Design and SQL               40 hours, 3 credits
 An introduction to the fundamentals of the                                                            The students will have a basic knowledge of        N127 Microsoft Windows                              students to take the Microsoft Certification        file recovery, investigative report writing, and
                                                     Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The goal of this course is to provide an
 immune system and the principles of genetics                                                          kinesiology.                                       Workstations*                                       Exam #70-294                                        expert witness requirements. The course             N271 SQL Server 2005 Administration
                                                     MT215 Sports Massage                                                                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                                                                         40 hours, 3 credits                                 introduction to networking and Internet
 as they apply to blood group inheritance and                                                                                                                                                                 Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Server              provides a range of laboratory and hands-on
                                                                                                       Prerequisite: Human Anatomy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        technologies. This course covers a wide range
 blood banking procedures. Includes donor            40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                  This course provides students with the                                                                  assignments that teach you about theory as          The goal of this course is to prepare individuals
                                                                                                       and Physiology I                                                                                       N228 Microsoft Windows Server*                                                                                                                              of material about the Internet, from using the
 selection, blood collection, blood component        This course provides students with the                                                               knowledge and skills necessary to install                                                               well as the practical application of computer       to work with and administer SQL Server 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                                                                         Internet to demonstrating how the Internet
 processing and administration of blood              knowledge of how to apply pre-event,              MT246 Kinesiology II                               and configure a Windows Workstation. The                                                                forensic investigation.                             Students will learn how to install and maintain     works, using different Internet protocols,
 components. Utilizes a student laboratory           immediate, post-event, and restorative massage.   50 hours, 4 credits                                course gives the student the ability to provide     This course provides students with the              Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Server              SQL Server 2005 and also how to use various         programming on the Internet, the Internet
 for experiences in routine blood banking            Students will have the knowledge of various       The purpose of this course is to provide an        technical support to a Windows Workstation.         knowledge and skills necessary to install and                                                           tools helpful in creating backups, promoting        infrastructure, security, and e-commerce. It not
 procedures.                                                                                                                                              This course uses a combination of lectures,         configure Windows server and perform post-          N252 Networking Security Advanced                   security, and to enhance availability and
                                                     injuries and the physiological effects that the   in depth knowledge of muscular and skeletal                                                                                                                                                                                                                        only introduces a variety of concepts, but also
                                                     body endures in athletic events. Students will                                                       demonstrations, discussions, online                 installation and day-to-day administrative          40 hours, 3 credits                                 performance of the database.
 Prerequisites: Hematology I, Immunology                                                               systems and the relationship to movement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          discusses in-depth the most significant aspects
                                                     have an understanding of different stretching     Students will learn the innervation and arterial   assignments, and hands-on labs to reinforce         tasks. The course gives the student the             This course takes an in depth look at network       Prerequisite: Database Design and SQL               of Internet, such as the OSI model of
 ML206 Clinical Microbiology II                      applications to a client.                         supply of the head, neck, trunk, leg, arm, and     the course materials. Further, the course helps     background needed to provide technical              defense concepts and techniques. Students will                                                          networking. In addition to explaining
 60 hours, 4 credits                                                                                   pelvis. An emphasis on how muscles function        prepare students to take the Microsoft              support for Windows Servers. This course            examine the tools, techniques and technologies      N272 SQL Server 2005 Development                    concepts, the course uses a multitude of real
                                                     Prerequisites: Introduction to
 Expanding on concepts learned in Clinical           Massage Therapy, Kinesiology                      with the structure of the body will be taught.     Professional Certification exam.                    uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations,     used in the securing of information assets.         40 hours, 3 credits                                 world examples of networking issues from a
 Microbiology I, this course provides further                                                          In this course this a lab portion where students   Prerequisite: none                                  discussions, online assignments, and hands-on       This course is designed to provide in-depth         This course seeks to prepare the students           professional’s standpoint, making it a practical
 instruction in basic microbiology with              MT220 Myofascial Release                          will be palpating muscles and the movement                                                             labs to reinforce the material covered. Further,    information on the software and hardware            for programming in the SQL Server 2005              preparation for the real world.
 emphasis placed on viruses, fungi and parasites.    40 hours, 3 credits                               that partners with it.                             N133 Networking Fundamentals*                       the course helps prepare students to take the       components of Information Security and              environment. Students will learn how to
                                                                                                                                                          40 hours, 3 credits                                 Microsoft Professional Certification exam.          Assurance. Topics covered include: intrusion                                                            Prerequisite: none
 Epidemiology and infection control will be          The purpose of this course is to provide          Prerequisite: Kinesiology                                                                                                                                                                                      manipulate and work with database objects
 introduced. A student laboratory will be            knowledge of Myofascial release. The student                                                         This course has been designed to teach the          Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Workstations        detection, virtual private networks (VPN),          through T-SQL to create and alter tables as         NM121 Typography
 utilized for experiences in fundamental             is introduced to working on fascia in the body.   MT250 Business and Wellness                        foundations of networking. The course covers                                                            and incident response strategies and planning.      needed. In addition, students taking this           40 hours, 3 credits
 microbiology techniques.                                                                              40 hours, 3 credits                                Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks          N234 Microsoft Exchange Server*                     Further, this course helps students prepare to      class will learn to modify queries, work with
                                                     An emphasis will be on the emotional releases                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course focuses on the fundamentals of
                                                                                                                                                          on how communications is accomplished in            40 hours, 3 credits                                 take the Security Certified Program, Network        constraints, and deal with normalization issues
 Prerequisite: Clinical Microbiology I               from the client and how to handle these           This course introduces the student to recognize                                                                                                                                                                                                                    typography and introduces the students to
                                                                                                                                                          those environments. Students will learn the         In this course students will learn a wide           Defense and Countermeasures exam, SC0-402.          as they learn to program in this environment.
                                                     situations in a session.                          an emergency and how to respond to specific                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aspects of type for display and text design.
 ML207 Clinical Practicum                                                                                                                                 different Protocols used in networking. The         range of information about Exchange Server,         Prerequisite: Cisco Networking Fundamentals
                                                     Prerequisites: Introduction to Massage            injuries. The student will acquire First Aid                                                           from installation, configuration,                                                                       Prerequisite: SQL Server 2005 Administration        Students become familiar with the categories
 360 hours, 12 credits                               Therapy, Pathology for Massage Therapy,           and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)            course will cover the designing networks both                                                           and Routing                                                                                             of type and a variety of font families. They
                                                                                                                                                          cabled and wireless. Students will learn basic      administration, troubleshooting, and                                                                    N273 Business Intelligence Reporting
 Supervised clinical rotations of the                Human Anatomy and Physiology II,                  certification through the American Red Cross.                                                          maintenance. It introduces a variety of             N253 Managing Information Security                                                                      also become proficient at choosing fonts to
 clinical chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis,       Kinesiology II                                    A general introduction of nutrition and            troubleshooting of a network and how to                                                                                                                     40 hours, 3 credits                                 match a specific message.
                                                                                                                                                          maintain it. To reinforce the material in this      concepts, such as client configuration. In          30 hours, 3 credits
 hematology, blood bank, phlebotomy, and                                                               wellness with an emphasis on health                                                                    addition to explaining concepts, the course                                                             The goal of this course is to allow students        Prerequisite: none
 specimen-collection departments of the              MT225 Alternative Modalities                      promotion will be taught. Students will            course the instructor will assign direct hands                                                          Information security is not only an IT, but         to understand what business intelligence is
                                                     40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                  on projects to be performed in a lab setting.       uses a multitude of real world examples of          a management issue. Therefore, this course
 clinical affiliate.                                                                                   have the knowledge to take the National                                                                                                                                                                        and how it affects the success or failure of        NM122 Digital Publishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              networking and messaging issues. This course        introduces students to a detailed examination
 Prerequisite: Approval by campus coordinator,       This course introduces the basic knowledge        Certification Exam from the National               Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Workstations        uses a combination of reading, lecture, and lab                                                         organizations. In particular, this course will      40 hours, 3 credits
                                                     of Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy.        Certification Board for Therapeutic                or adviser/faculty approval                                                                             of the systems-wide perspective of information      focus on business intelligence using Crystal
 completion of all coursework required by                                                                                                                                                                     work to reinforce student learning. Further         security. They begin with the strategic planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This course utilizes techniques associated
 clinical affiliate.                                 Students will have an understanding of the        Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).                                                                         this course helps prepare students to take                                                              Reports as the basis for deriving this              with designing computer graphics and page
                                                     five element theory, meridians and chakras.                                                          N141 Networking Security                                                                                process for security, which includes an             information.
                                                                                                       Prerequisites: Deep Tissue Massage,                Fundamentals*                                       Microsoft’s MCSE Exam #70-284.                      examination of the policies, procedures and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          make-up for desktop publishing. Emphasis
 MT101 Introduction to                               The students will be able to incorporate          Sports Massage. This course is recommended                                                                                                                                                                     Prerequisite: SQL Server 2005 Administration        is on the exploration of illustration, photo
 Massage Therapy                                     principles of reflexology and aromatherapy                                                           40 hours, 3 credits                                 Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Server              staffing functions necessary to organize and
                                                                                                       for the last quarter.                                                                                                                                      administrate ongoing security functions in an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          retouching and manipulation, and working
 40 hours, 3 credits                                 into a massage session.                                                                              This course introduces students to general                                                                                                                  N290 Information                                    toward finished results primarily in printed
                                                                                                                                                          security concepts including authentication                                                              organization. Course subjects include security      Technology Capstone*
 This course introduces basic massage therapy        Prerequisites: Introduction to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       form as well as web.
                                                                                                                                                          methods, cryptography basics, and common                                                                practices, security architecture and models,        20 hours, 2 credits
 skills and knowledge necessary to becoming          Massage Therapy, Kinesiology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prerequisite: none
                                                                                                                                                          network attacks and how to safeguard against                                                            continuity planning and disaster recovery
 a massage therapist. Students will acquire the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This course summarizes key learning
                                                                                                                                                          them. Students will learn to create secure                                                              planning. This course is one step in helping
 knowledge to develop a self care strategy by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         throughout the student’s program. Students
                                                                                                                                                          communications for remote access, e-mail,                                                               students prepare to take the CISSP
 identifying body awareness and movement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              apply what they’ve learned by solving a
                                                                                                                                                          the Web, directory and file transfer, and                                                               certification exam.
 habits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              real-world programming problem. This
                                                                                                                                                          wireless data. They will understand the                                                                 Prerequisite: Networking Security Advanced          problem-solving exercise encompasses
 Prerequisite: None
                                                                                                                                                          concepts of physical security and disaster                                                                                                                  timelines, deadlines, team-building, and
                                                                                                                                                          recovery. This course uses a combination                                                                                                                    communication issues.
                                                                                                                                                          of lectures, demonstrations, discussions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prerequisite: This course is intended to be
                                                                                                                                                          online assignments, and hands-on labs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      completed in the student’s last quarter.
                                                                                                                                                          reinforce the course materials.
 * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.                                                                                                                                     * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.
                                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Networking Fundamentals


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                                                          COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                            AC A D E M I C I N F O R M AT I O N
 NM124 Color Theory and Techniques                    NM252 Fundamentals of Web                           R204 Entrepreneurship                               W108 Introduction to Website Design                 W210 Java I                                         Student Definition                                  Assessment                                         Accommodations Policy
 40 hours, 3 credits                                  Authoring and Design                                40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                 The word student means the student himself if       Rasmussen College has developed an                 Rasmussen College recognizes its obligations
 This course introduces basic compositional           40 hours, 3 credits                                 Using real-life applications and examples           Intended for beginning- to intermediate-level       The focus is on the development of                  he/she is the party to the contract, or his/her     institutional culture wherein assessment is at     under the Americans with Disabilities Act of
 principles of harmony and contrast through           This course focuses on the students’ basic          from successful business people, this class         web authors, this course provides an overview       client-server applications and advanced GUI.        parents or guardian or another person, if the       the heart of the College’s daily functions. The    1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
 the practice of color applications, using felt       authoring skills by focusing on the demands,        offers competency- based instruction to guide       of the World Wide Web and an introduction           Topics include Java features (such as enums,        parent, guardian or other person is party to the    Rasmussen College Comprehensive Assessment         commits to the success of its students and
 tip markers, acrylic paints and markers. Basic       details, and subtleties of creating web pages.      students through the steps of developing            to HTML, JavaScript, and webpage design             autoboxing, and generic types),                     contract on behalf of the student                   Plan (CAP) is the primary measurement for the      faculty by prohibiting discrimination on the
 exercises are introduced and practiced to learn      HTML and supplemental client side scripting         a business plan for a new small business.           principles. The course also introduces students     multithreading, collections, files, advanced                                                            Institution’s mission. The CAP is organized        basis of a disability and requiring reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Class Content                                       around the Mission Statement and the six           accommodations to the qualified disabled
 how to achieve different product surfaces and        are the primary focus of the course. In             Prerequisite: Introduction to Business              to web-authoring tools that facilitate and          multimedia and GUIs, internationalization,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The College reserves the right at any time to       Purposes that support the mission. For each        students and faculty members in all programs,
 create visual effectiveness. The use of color in     addition, processes of graphic and multimedia                                                           enhance page creation.                              and web programming (including database
                                                                                                          S115 Keyboarding I*                                                                                                                                         make changes to improve the quality or content      purpose, supporting objectives have been           activities and employment.
 printing also is explored.                           creation – adding interactivity, color use, file                                                        Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems          use, networking, security, servlets, JavaServer
                                                                                                          40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                                                                         of the programs of study offered. The College       developed, and assessment tools are used to        Students with disabilities do not have to
 Prerequisite: none                                   management and formats, testing, publishing,                                                                                                                Pages, JavaBeans, and Remote Method
                                                                                                                                                              W110 JavaScript                                                                                         reserves the right to cancel any classes or         collect data and assess each objective. In this    self-disclose or register with the Campus
                                                      and publicizing are addressed. Students use         This course introduces students to the                                                                  Invocation).
 NM130 Audio/Video Editing                                                                                                                                    40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                     programs where enrollment is under                  way, the College systematically assesses the       Accommodations Officer, although the College
                                                      interactivity and multimedia elements to            keyboard and basic formatting for business                                                              Prerequisite: JavaScript                            15 students.
 40 hours, 3 credits                                  enhance their site design.                          documents. An objective of 25 wpm on                In this course students learn how to effectively                                                                                                            purposes and, ultimately, the mission of the       encourages them to do so. Students seeking
 Students learn the theory and processes                                                                  five-minute timed writings with 5 or fewer          create webpages using the JavaScript                W215 PERL/CGI                                       College Acceptance or Rejection                     institution.                                       academic accommodations or adjustments
                                                      Prerequisite: none
 of audio/video editing using non-linear                                                                  errors is the course goal.                          programming language. Students will gain            40 hours, 3 credits                                 of Application for Admission                        In the spirit of this learning-focused approach    must contact the Campus Accommodations
 editing software on the desktop. Exercises in        NM260 Server Side Scripting                                                                             exposure to programming, debugging, and             This course will cover the PERL scripting           The College will notify each applicant in           to assessment, academic assessment at              Officer to request such services. Students who
                                                                                                          Prerequisite: none                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are unsure who to contact should check with
 production and post-production techniques            40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                     testing webpages created with this language.        language, the development of PERL code              writing of acceptance or rejection based on         Rasmussen College follows a pattern of
 will be applied for various delivery media.          This course focuses on dynamic interactive          S116 Keyboarding II*                                This course builds upon HTML principles.            for web applications, and client/server             fulfillment of the following requirements:          incoming, ongoing, and outcome assessment.         their Academic Dean.
 Students produce and edit a series of short          web sites from a multimedia perspective.            40 hours, 3 credits                                 Prerequisite: Introduction to HTML                  socket programming using PERL.                      • Completed application form                        The College has an academic assessment plan        STEP Retest Policy
 videos for video, disk and Internet                  Emphasis is on data driven pages, interactivity     This course is a production course with                                                                 Prerequisite: Java I                                                                                    which is essential for evaluating and improving    The STEP entrance exam may not be retaken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Application fee
 applications.                                        through client side scripting, dynamic web          emphasis on document composition.                   W112 Database Design and SQL                                                                                                                                the quality of learning and instruction. The       for initial placement purposes after the start of
                                                                                                                                                              40 hours, 3 credits                                 W216 PHP/MYSQL                                      • An attestation of high school graduation.         academic assessment plan evaluates incoming
 Prerequisite: none                                   content and database access through server          Students will build upon skills gained in                                                                                                                     If the attestation is found to be untrue,                                                            the course.
                                                      side scripting.                                     Keyboarding I and using their higher order          This course covers relational databases and         40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                     student skills through a placement test to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the student will be subject to immediate                                                             On occasion, however, a retest may be allowed
 NM131 Introduction to                                                                                    thinking skills. This course will require student   their efficient design. The course will include     This course covers the use of PHP scripting                                                             ensure that all students have basic literacy and
                                                      Prerequisites: Dynamic Content Management,                                                                                                                                                                        dismissal from the College, all credits will                                                         prior to the start of a quarter. Such retests are
 3D Arts and Animation                                Fundamentals of Web Authoring and Design            use of correct formatting in the creation of        the definition of tables and indexes, logical and   language and the MYSQL database to create                                                               numeracy skills, in an ongoing fashion in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        be invalidated and any financial aid will                                                            only granted if extenuating circumstances exist
 40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                      appropriate ethical and legally correct             physical design, the E-R model, and                 dynamic webpages. Topics include PHP                                                                    individual courses, and at the end of programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        have to be repaid.                                                                                   that lead the enrolling student to feel that the
 This course introduces students to the               NM262 Digital Media Assembly                        documents. An objective of 38 wpm on                transaction management. The use of                  scripting fundamentals; creating, accessing,                                                            through the Graduate Achievement Portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Completed Placement Examinations                                                                     STEP test results do not accurately reflect his or
 fundamentals of 3-dimensional computer               40 hours, 3 credits                                 five-minute timed writings with 5 or fewer          Structured Query Language (SQL) will be             and manipulating data with the MYSQL                                                                    (GAP) and program outcomes assessment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (taken at Rasmussen College).                                                                        her true abilities. Only one such retest may be
 modeling and how it applies to a multimedia          In this course, students will develop and apply     errors is the course goal.                          emphasized.                                         database within a PHP program; creating                                                                 Submission of a Graduate Achievement               allowed, at the discretion of the Academic
 project. Using basic modeling techniques and         scripts to control sprites, video, sound, and                                                                                                               HTML forms; and writing secure PHP                  In the event of rejection, any monies paid will     Portfolio, in which students demonstrate
                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Keyboarding I                         Prerequisite: none                                                                                      be refunded in full. The date of acceptance by                                                         Dean.
 utilizing texture, lighting, and environmental       interactivity for informational and                                                                                                                         programs.                                                                                               their communication, critical thinking, and
                                                                                                          S120 Word for Windows*                              W114 Fundamentals of Programming                                                                        the College shall be presumed to be the date of     information literacy skills, is a graduation       Foundation Courses Timeframe
 effects, students model and render                   entertainment animations using authoring                                                                                                                    Prerequisite: Java I
                                                                                                          40 hours, 3 credits                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                     delivery of the notice of acceptance; and if        requirement which students fulfill in E242         To help ensure student success, and that
 3-dimensional forms to create surreal                software. The project produced in this class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W222 Visual Basic 2005 Advanced                     delivered by mail, the postmarked date              Career Development or in an appropriate            Rasmussen College is using the STEP
 and realistic images.                                will be available for use on CD-ROM.                This course is designed to investigate the          This course is an introduction to computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  40 hours, 3 credits                                 of the letter of acceptance.                        capstone course for their program.                 placement test to its fullest potential, students
 Prerequisite: none                                   Prerequisite: Digital Media Production              advanced applications and concepts available        concepts, logic, and programming. It includes
                                                                                                          in Microsoft Office Word. Students will be          designing, coding, debugging, testing, and          The students who take this course will learn                                                                                                               who need foundation courses must complete
 NM141 Digital Media Production                       NM272 Multimedia Technologies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all of those courses in their first three quarters.
                                                                                                          introduced to word processing features ranging      documenting programs using a high-level             to create applications using Visual Basic
 40 hours, 3 credits                                  40 hours, 3 credits                                 from the creation of new documents to mail          programming language. The course provides           .NET. This course incorporates the basic            Entrance Assessment                                                                                    These students must, at a minimum, complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The STEP (Student Testing for Educational Placement) exam is used for entrance assessment.             a foundation course in their first quarter of
 This course is a study of the integration of         In this course students will learn aspects          merge and web pages. This course is designed        the beginning programmer with a guide to            concepts of programming, problem solving,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Based on the outcomes in the areas of English and math students are placed in the following            enrollment, except for students starting during
 components used in multimedia applications           of advanced programming languages that              to help prepare students for the Word portion       developing structured program logic.                and programming logic, as well as the design
                                                                                                          of the MOS certification exam.                                                                          techniques of an object-oriented language.          courses:                                                                                               a mid-term start who may complete the course
 using authoring software. Students use               allow for scripting of complex interactive                                                              Prerequisite: none
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Topics in the course include graphic                    Subject          Score                           Course Placement                                  within their first two quarters. If for some
 industry-standard software as tools for              applications for Internet delivery. Students will   Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems
                                                                                                                                                              W116 Introduction to                                interface design and development, control               English          0-16 items correct              B097, Foundations of English I                    reason students fail to do this, they cannot
 producing interactive projects. Topics include       also explore the newest technologies and their
                                                                                                          S150 Legal Office Procedures                        Web Design Software                                 properties, DBMS, SQL, and ASP.NET.                     English          17-24 items correct             B098, Foundations of English II                   continue their education at Rasmussen College.
 basic animation techniques, special effects,         impact on multimedia and visual design.
                                                                                                          40 hours, 4 credits                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                         English          25-35 items correct             G124, English Composition
 transitions, and user interactivity.                 Prerequisite: none                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite: Introduction to                                                                                                                              Equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Math             0-16 items correct              B099, Foundations of Math
 Prerequisite: none                                                                                       This course is a study of the structure and         This course will introduce beginners to the         Visual Basic 2005                                                                                                                                          Rasmussen College strives to maintain its
                                                      NM280 Multimedia Portfolio                                                                                                                                                                                          Math             17-35 items correct             G233, College Algebra
                                                                                                          functions of the law office. Included will be       tools and knowledge needed in creating                                                                                                                                                                         role as an educational leader by incorporating
 NM240 3-Dimensional Animation                        Development*                                        the theoretical and practical aspects of the        interesting, usable, and well designed websites.    W290 Web Programming Capstone*                                                                                                                             current technology. Rasmussen College provides
 40 hours, 3 credits                                  20 hours, 2 credits                                 practice of law. Students will study the legal                                                          20 hours, 2 credits                                                                                                                                        technology and computer access, and internet
                                                                                                                                                              Prerequisite: none                                                                                      Developmental Education                             These credits are not counted toward
 Once students have learned the basics of             In this course, students select a primary and       office profession, communication and legal                                                              This course summarizes key learning                                                                                                                        access at each campus. Students will also have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The goal of developmental education is to           graduation, and each must be passed with a
 3D modeling and rendering, they will explore         secondary track to create an industry-quality       recordkeeping.                                      W118 Introduction to HTML                           throughout the student’s program. Students                                                                                                                 access to printers, additional software packages,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      provide students with a solid foundation of         grade of ‘SX’ in order to proceed to the next
 the fundamentals of animation and the more           portfolio consisting of enhanced and updated        Prerequisite: none                                  40 hours, 3 credits                                 apply what they have learned by solving a                                                                                                                  electronic databases and a helpdesk lab as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      basic skills and knowledge as they move on to       course in the sequence. Students enrolled in
 advanced methods of modeling and texturing.          projects from previous classes as well as newly                                                         This course will introduce students to the          real-world programming problem. This                                                                                                                       needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      college-level classes. Placement into foundation    programs that do not contain English
 Students will create photo-realistic products        created projects. Students will create a final      S172 Legal Terminology*                             basics of HTML. Students will learn the latest      problem-solving exercise encompasses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      courses reflects the commitment Rasmussen           Composition or College Algebra, but who            Educational Records Definition
 and environments utilizing complex technical         portfolio/demo tape using a consistent theme        40 hours, 4 credits                                 in HTML, conforming to XML and XHTML                timelines, deadlines, team-building, and                                                                test within the range of remediation, will be      A student’s education records are defined as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      College has to ensuring the success of all
 techniques and thorough creative design.             related to their identity package.                  This course serves as a study of terms used in      coding standards. The course is a step-by-step      communication issues.                                                                                   required to complete the foundation courses.       files, materials, or documents that contain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      students and to providing educational
 Emphasis will be placed on detailed modeling         Prerequisite: Multimedia Technologies student       the legal profession. The course emphasizes         approach for learning how to create, format,        Prerequisites: Java I and PERL/CGI.                 opportunities to those who enroll. All new          Students who transfer from other colleges,         information directly related to the student and
 and texture mapping complementing                    in last or second-to-last quarter.                  spelling, pronunciation, definition, research       and enhance a webpage using HTML.                   This course is intended to be completed             students who enroll in a degree, diploma, or        and whose test scores fall within the range of     are maintained by the Institution. Access to a
 elementary 3D animation and story                                                                        and usage of legal terms that will be required      Prerequisite: none                                  in the student’s last quarter.                      certificate program are required to take the        remediation, will be required to complete the      student’s education records is afforded to school
 development.                                         PB105 Phlebotomy                                    for law office support personnel.                                                                                                                                                                               foundation courses. Students who test at           officials who have a legitimate educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STEP reading, writing, and math placement
 Prerequisite: Introduction to                        40 hours, 3 credits                                 Prerequisite: none                                  W122 Introduction to Visual Basic 2005                                                                  tests. Returning students who did not take the      remediation level, and who wish to transfer        interest in the records, such as for purposes
 3D Arts and Animation                                Skill development in the performance of a                                                               40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                     STEP test or COMPASS test but who have              courses that have foundations courses as           of recording grades, attendance, advising,
                                                      variety of blood collection methods using           S201 Office Procedures                              The students who take this course will learn                                                            successfully completed the courses at               prerequisites, must first complete the             and determining financial aid eligibility.
 NM250 Dynamic                                        proper techniques and universal precautions.        40 hours, 4 credits                                                                                                                                                                                             foundations courses. Students enrolled in
                                                                                                                                                              to create basic applications using Visual Basic                                                         Rasmussen College for which Foundations
 Content Management                                   Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes,       This course is designed to familiarize students                                                                                                                                                                 foundation courses are eligible for financial
                                                                                                                                                              .NET. It covers language basics and program                                                             courses are prerequisites do not need to take the
 40 hours, 3 credits                                  capillary skin punctures, butterfly needles,        with the following office skills: human             structure. Topics include graphical interface                                                           STEP test. Returning students who have not          aid. Foundation courses must be taken in
 This course introduces students to the               blood cultures and specimen collection on           relations and ethics, mailing procedures,           design and development, control properties,                                                             successfully completed the Foundations courses      conjunction with courses contained in an
 standards for designing relational databases.        adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on          forms and documents commonly used in                event-driven procedures, variables, scope,                                                              or the courses for which Foundations courses        eligible program.
 The course focuses on record creation,               infection prevention, proper patient                offices; bookkeeping and financial records;         expressions, operators, functions, decision-                                                            are prerequisites must take the STEP test.
 modification, and deletion as well as report         identification, labeling of specimens and           office machines; filing skills, and records         making structures, looping structures, and                                                              Coursework in math or English that is
 generation and database design. In addition,         quality assurance, specimen handling,               management. Students will learn how an              database access files.                                                                                  numbered below 100 is considered to be
 Structured Query Language is utilized to             processing and accessioning. Utilizes a             office is managed and how to ensure it is           Prerequisite: none                                                                                      developmental. STEP scores are used to
 obtain dynamic information for multimedia            student laboratory for experiences in basic         operating efficiently.                                                                                                                                      appropriately place students in English
 authoring.                                           phlebotomy procedures.                              Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems          W208 Advanced Website Design                                                                            and math courses according to skill level.
 Prerequisite: none                                   Prerequisites: Introduction to Clinical                                                                 40 hours, 3 credits                                                                                     See Entrance Assessment Table for placement
                                                      Laboratory Science, Human Anatomy                   S219 Legal Document Processing                      Students learn how to use web publishing tools                                                          scores.
                                                      and Physiology I                                    and Transcription*                                  used most often by professional designers.
                                                                                                          40 hours, 3 credits                                 Topics include advanced techniques for the
                                                      R200 Principles of Retailing
                                                                                                          Students will transcribe correspondence, legal      design, layout, and authoring of webpages.
                                                      40 hours, 4 credits                                 papers, and court documents representative of       Prerequisite: Introduction to Website Design
                                                      This course is an overview of retail                those prepared in a law office using templates
                                                      management, including organization,                 and transcription equipment. Legal specialties
                                                      merchandising, retail sales, customer service,      will include litigation, family law, negligence,
                                                      personnel management, and operations.               wills and estates and real estate
                                                      Prerequisite: none                                  Prerequisite: Keyboarding I


 * Courses with an asterisk are generally offered only as online classes.


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                                                         AC A D E M I C I N F O R M AT I O N                                                                                                                                                                                   AC A D E M I C I N F O R M AT I O N
 Grading System                                       Failed classes may be retaken, but only at           Incompletes will be granted rarely and                Students must contact their instructors within        Credit by Examination                                2. Official transcripts must be sent directly to      Advanced Placement Credit                            Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
 Percentage Scale                                     regular tuition rates. Students repeating a class    instructors will take the following into              two weeks of the start of a subsequent term           Some students have life experiences or                  Rasmussen College from every institution           The College recognizes Advanced Placement            Degrees, diplomas, and certificates are awarded
     A       100 TO 93%                               may count the credits for that class in a            consideration when granting an incomplete:            regarding grade changes. Instructors will have        knowledge from other sources which they feel            the student has attended.                          (AP) examinations and courses based upon the         solely on the merit and completion of
     A-       92 TO 90%                               financial aid award calculation only if the          1. The work to be completed must be regularly         one week from the time they are contacted by          would be duplicated by a class at Rasmussen          3. As part of the acceptance process, official        CollegeBoard’s AP Central for Educators 5-           requirements listed, and not on the basis of
     B+       89 TO 87%                               original grade earned is a ‘F/FA’. If a student         assigned work, identified in the course            students to consider any requests for grade           College. Enrolled students may request credit           transcripts will be evaluated for transfer of      point grade/value scale. Students with AP            clock hours in attendance. Students must
     B        86 TO 83%                               elects to repeat a course for which a grade above       syllabus.                                          changes. No grade changes may be made after           by examination only for a 100-level course in           credit. Students will receive notification         credits in general-education subjects may            complete 50% of their program requirements
     B-       82 TO 80%                               ‘F/FA’ was earned, the credits are not included                                                            the end of the third week of the subsequent           which they have been scheduled if such exam             regarding courses which transferred and the        receive transfer credit in correlated general-       at Rasmussen College, and only 50% of their
                                                      in the financial aid award calculation, thereby      2. The student can reasonably be expected to
     C+       79 TO 77%                                                                                                                                          quarter. Grade disputes which cannot be               has been developed. The request must be made            Rasmussen College courses they will replace.       education categories if the examination or           program requirements may be transfer credits
                                                      making the student responsible for payment              complete the work by the deadline.
     C        76 TO 73%                                                                                                                                          resolved between instructors and students             to the Dean or Associate Campus Director                This information is also noted on the              course score is a 3 or higher. AP credits will be    from other post-secondary institutions or credit
                                                      out-of-pocket. It is the student’s responsibility    3. The student’s grade will be substantially          should be directed to the appropriate Dean.           prior to the start of the quarter. In rare              Rasmussen College transcript.                      posted on student transcripts as transfer credits    by examination. Clock hours listed in the
     C-       72 TO 70%                                                                                       improved.
     D+       69 TO 67%                               to make up any work missed due to absences.                                                                Circumstances where a grade change may be             circumstances, a student may have sufficient         4. Rasmussen College reserves the right to            (TR) and may not be assigned letter grades or        synopsis of subjects are estimated hours of class
     D        66 TO 63%                               The credits for all repeated courses will be         4. The student has demonstrated a                     authorized by someone other than the original         prior knowledge to warrant credit by                    accept or deny transfer of credit based on the     applied to cumulative grade point average            work necessary to complete the subject.
     D-       62 TO 60%                               included in credits attempted for the purpose           commitment to completing work in a                 instructor include:                                   examination for a 200-level course. In order to         guidelines listed below.                           credits. AP credits will be counted in the 50%       Students must have a cumulative grade point
     F         Below 60%                              of determining the satisfactory progress                timely fashion.                                    • Administrative errors regarding grades will         request credit by examination for a 200-level                                                              maximum allowed for waivers, test-outs, or           average of 2.0 to receive a degree, diploma, or
                                                      evaluation checkpoint. A student may repeat a                                                                                                                    course, students must provide documentation          5. E150 Success Strategies and E242 Career            transfer credits completed outside the College.
                                                                                                           5. Granting the incomplete is truly in the best         be corrected by administrative staff as soon                                                                Development are courses specific to the                                                                 certificate with a passing grade in each area.
 Point Scale                                          failed course once. If a student repeats a failed       interest of the student.                             as they are identified.                             of a minimum of two years of full-time work                                                                Only AP examinations or courses that                 Completion and submission of the Graduate
                                                      course (in which he/she received an “F/FA”),                                                                                                                     experience in an area directly related to their         College, facilitating lifelong career-placement    fit into the College’s general-education
 Alphabetical Grading System                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Achievement Portfolio (GAP) is a graduation
                                                      the failing grade will be removed from the           6. By completing the work, one of the                 • If the original instructor is no longer available   program of study, which may include a                   services. Therefore, transfer credits may not      categories are eligible for acceptance as transfer
 Grade Grade Points       Description                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  requirement for all programs regardless of
                                                      student’s cumulative GPA and replaced with              following will apply:                                to submit a grade change (for example, an           verification and recommendation from an                 be applied to these courses, and these courses     credit.
 A           4.00         Excellent                                                                                                                                adjunct instructor no longer employed at the                                                                are not available for credit by examination.                                                            length. All financial obligations to the College
                                                      the new course grade from the repeated class.           a. The student will learn substantive                                                                    employer.                                                                                                                                                       must also be met.
 A-          3.75                                                                                                                                                  College), the Academic Dean may determine                                                                6. Rasmussen College awards quarter credits.          Prerequisites
                                                      The student’s GPA should be recalculated to                information by completing the work.
 B+          3.50                                                                                                                                                  if a grade change is appropriate.                   E150 Success Strategies and E242 Career                 In considering transfer courses, a semester        In order to take a course listing a prerequisite,    Certificates or transcripts of credits may be
                                                      reflect the new letter grade.                           b. The student will learn higher level
 B           3.00         Very Good                                                                                                                              • The Dean may authorize grade changes in             Development are courses specific to the                 credit is equivalent to 1.33 quarter credits.      the student must have received a passing grade       given to those students taking individual
                                                      Late Assignment Submission Policy                          thinking skills or gain substantially greater                                                         College, facilitating lifelong career-placement
 B-          2.75                                                                                                                                                  order to settle academic grievances.                                                                     7. Students may not transfer in and/or test out       in the prerequisite.                                 subjects or individual progress courses of study.
                                                      Students may submit assigned work after the                command of the subject matter.                                                                        services. Therefore, transfer credits may not be
 C+          2.50                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of more than a total of 50% of the program         General Education Philosophy                         Transcripts
                                                      stated deadline. A 10% grade penalty is assessed     7. Allowing the student extra time compensates        Independent Study Policy                              applied to these courses, and these courses are
 C           2.00         Average                     for work up to twenty-four hours late; an               for events or conditions not within the            Independent study applies when a student                                                                      credit hour requirements.                          The purpose of the general education program         Transcripts of credits will be given to students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       not available for credit by examination. Credit
 C-          1.75                                     additional 10% is assessed for each additional          student’s control (i.e., illness, emergencies,     contracts to meet regularly with a qualified          by examination is not offered for 300-level or       8. All credit transfer is evaluated with the          is to promote breadth of knowledge and               when all tuition obligations have been met.
 D+          1.50                                     day the work is late. In some cases (such as late       etc.) as opposed to compensating for poor          instructor to fulfill the assignments, tests,         400-level courses. To receive credit by                 following guidelines:                              intellectual inquiry as a central part of all        A fee of $5.00 is charged for each transcript.
 D           1.00         Below Average               discussion postings) students may be asked to           planning, poor attendance, or failure to take      projects, and other tasks necessary to achieve        examination, a grade of “B” or higher is                A. Transfer credits from accredited colleges,      programs, each of which is intended to enable        This fee is charged to all students requesting an
 D-          0.75                                     complete an alternate assignment for equivalent         assignments seriously.                             the performance objectives of a given course.         required. Examinations are not offered for MA,              other than Rasmussen College, will be          graduates to enjoy productive and satisfying         academic transcript with exception to graduates
 F/FA        0.00         Failure                     point value, minus any applicable penalty.           8. Incompletes may not be granted only for the        Independent study requires a student to be            ML, N, NM, or W courses. For 100-level and                  evaluated on course content. Most courses      careers. Through general education students are      and completers.
 CW          NA           Course Waiver               Instructors may decide in the case of                   sake of improved cumulative grade point            motivated and organized. Because an                   200-level D, N, NM, or W courses, industry                  that are comparable in content from other      challenged to sharpen oral and written
                                                                                                                                                                 independent study does not provide the student                                                                    colleges will be accepted. Students must                                                            The institution reserves the right to withhold
 I/IN        NA           See “Incomplete             legitimately extenuating circumstances to               average, nor will they be granted to allow                                                               certification may be accepted in lieu of the                                                               communication skills, to understand the              official academic transcripts from students
                                                      waive the late penalty; if not, though, the             students to make up “extra credit” work.           with the classroom interaction normally               examination. The examination grade will be                  have received a “C” grade or higher to         breadth of disciplines that support their selected
                          Policy”                                                                                                                                expected in higher education, it is to be offered                                                                 transfer a course to a Rasmussen College                                                            under certain circumstances such as having an
                                                      penalty must be enforced as described.               9. Credits for all incomplete courses will be                                                               reflected as “TO” (Test-Out) on the students’                                                              field of study, and to function responsibly and      outstanding financial obligation to the College.
 S/SA        NA           Satisfactory                                                                                                                           only when there is no alternative and as                                                                          program.
                                                                                                              counted as credits attempted but not earned                                                              transcripts and will not count in their grade                                                              constructively in a rapidly changing world.
 SX          NA           Satisfactory                In some cases in the residential classroom,                                                                infrequently as possible.                             point average. In addition, these credits will          B. Courses which have been transferred will                                                             Transfer to Other Colleges
                          Foundations                 certain activities, such as labs and exams,             in the quarter of enrollment. Incomplete           Students may take, and the College may offer,                                                                                                                    All programs at Rasmussen College are
                                                                                                              grades must be completed within two weeks                                                                not count as credits for financial aid purposes.            be listed on the student’s transcript with a                                                        Graduates or students who are considering
 TO          NA           Test-Out                    must be completed at the designated time and                                                               a course through independent study under the                                                                      “TR” designation. However, grade points        designed to prepare students for the challenges      transfer from Rasmussen College to other
                                                      therefore cannot be made up. The instructor             of the last day of class. An incomplete grade      following conditions:                                 A credit by examination may only be taken                                                                  of career and community life. Regardless of
 TR          NA           Transfer In Credit                                                                  not completed by the deadline will be                                                                                                                                from institutions other than Rasmussen                                                              institutions recognize that Rasmussen College
                                                      should apprise students beforehand of any                                                                  1. The course is not currently offered on-site        once for each course. Students must complete                                                               length, each program will prepare students to:       courses and programs focus on career
 U/UN        NA           Unsatisfactory or                                                                   changed to an                                                                                                                                                        College will not be computed in the
                                                      such activities.                                                                                              or online.                                         50% of their program requirements at                                                                                                                            preparation. Some of these courses are not
                          failure to meet speed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rasmussen College grade point average.         1. Effectively communicate, orally and in
                                                                                                              ‘FA’ (or the calculated alternate grade            2. Completion of the course is necessary for          Rasmussen College, and only 50% of their                                                                                                                        accepted as transfer credit by other institutions.
                          requirement                 In no circumstances may students submit work                                                                                                                                                                             C. Courses from accredited degree-granting             writing, in the workplace, in the community,
                                                                                                              designated by the instructor on the                   on-time graduation.                                program requirements may be transfer credits                                                                                                                    However, many academic credits earned at
 UX          NA           Unsatisfactory              after the last day of the academic term unless                                                                                                                                                                               colleges which are intended to transfer as         and interpersonally.
                                                                                                              incomplete form) and will be included in the       3. The need for the course in the quarter in          from other post-secondary institutions or credit                                                                                                                Rasmussen College are acceptable in transfer
                          Foundations                 an incomplete grade has been requested and                                                                                                                                                                                   general education requirements will be
                                                                                                              cumulative grade point average. The final             question does not arise from the student’s         by examination.                                                                                            2. Analyze, evaluate, and solve problems that        by various institutions. An up-to-date list of
 W/WD        NA           Withdrawal                  granted beforehand.                                                                                                                                                                                                          considered in the categories listed as
                                                                                                              grade awarded for the course is included in           decision to withdraw from the course in                                                                                                                           arise in employment and in life.                 colleges with which Rasmussen College has
 WX          NA           Withdraw Passing            Incomplete Grade Policy                                                                                                                                          Course Waivers                                              “General Education Requirements” in the
                                                                                                              the calculation of the cumulative grade point         an earlier quarter, the student’s failure to                                                                                                                  3. Locate, evaluate, and effectively use             transfer agreements is available from the
                                                      An ‘I/In’ indicates an incomplete grade, and is                                                                                                                  Students with a minimum of a two-year                       Rasmussen College catalog.
 ZF          NA           Failure to complete                                                                 average.                                              satisfactorily complete the course in an earlier                                                                                                                  information from a variety of sources, print     Academic Dean.
                                                      a temporary grade for a course which a student                                                                                                                   degree from an accredited institution of higher         D. Transfer credits from within the
                          non-credit course                                                                10. All incompletes, unless approved by the              quarter, or the student’s decision to change                                                                                                                      and electronic, meeting common standards
                                                      is unable to complete due to extenuating                                                                                                                         education, with a minimum cumulative GPA                     Rasmussen College system will be                                                                   Articulation and Consortium Agreements
                          requirement                                                                           Dean, will be finalized by the 3rd week of          programs.                                                                                                                                                         for intellectual and academic integrity.
                                                      circumstances. An incomplete may be granted                                                                                                                      of 2.0, may request a waiver from Success                    transferred directly from one Rasmussen                                                            are formal agreements between institutions
 ZP          NA           Successful                                                                            the subsequent term.                             4. The student will complete work of a similar        Strategies if they wish. Students who meet these
                          completion of               to a student at the end of a quarter at the                                                                                                                                                                                   College campus to another. Grade point        General Education Requirements for                   detailing the recognition of college credit
                                                                                                                                                                    quantity and quality as required in a              criteria may request a waiver in writing from
                          non-credit course           discretion of the instructor under the following     Policy for Change of Grade                                                                                                                                               averages and grades from courses taken at     Rasmussen College Credentials                        between those institutions. These agreements
                                                                                                                                                                    regularly scheduled class and will meet the        the Academic Dean. The Academic Dean will
                                                      conditions:                                          On occasion it is appropriate to change a final                                                                                                                          any of the Rasmussen College campuses         AAS degree candidates must successfully fulfill      ease the transfer of college credits and eliminate
                                                                                                                                                                    standard performance objectives for the class.     review the student academic transcript, and if
 Lab-Intensive Allied Health Programs                 1. An incomplete form is completed which             grade submitted by an instructor at the end of a                                                                                                                         will be computed in the student’s final       the general education requirements detailed          duplication of courses needed to meet
                                                                                                                                                                 5. The Academic Dean approves the plan for            the criteria are met, will waive the Success
 Grade Scale                                             identifies:                                       quarter. Except for situations outlined below,                                                                                                                           grade point average.                          in their chosen degree program. Students are         graduation requirements. Rasmussen College
                                                                                                                                                                    completing the course work.                        Strategies course requirement, and the grade
 The following Grade Scale applies to the                                                                  only the instructor who issued the original                                                                                                                         E. When courses are not accepted for               expected to complete thirty-two (32) credits         has developed articulation and consortium
                                                         a. the work to be completed,                                                                            6. The student and instructor meet once a week        will be posted in the Rasmussen College
 specific Major/Core courses with programmatic                                                             grade may authorize its change. Instructors may                                                                                                                         transfer, a student may file an appeal         of general education coursework, distributed         agreements with colleges and universities to
                                                         b. qualifications for acceptable work,                                                                     for a minimum of one hour with sufficient          student record as a “CW.”
 designators in the Medical Assisting, Medical                                                             change grades at their discretion, with the                                                                                                                             through the following process:                 across the following five categories: English        meet these needs as well as enhance student
                                                                                                                                                                    learning activities planned to fulfill the clock
 Laboratory Technician, Massage Therapy,                 c. the deadline for completing the work           following guidelines:                                                                                       Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of                                                                  Composition, Communication, Humanities,              opportunities to meet their educational goals.
                                                                                                                                                                    hour requirements of the course.                                                                                 1. The student completes an appeal
 Pharmacy Technician, and Surgical                          (within two weeks of the last day of class),                                                         7. At least twice and at regular intervals during     3.0 in their program major courses may request                   form. Supplemental information such       Math/Natural Science, and Social Science.            The College’s status as a regionally accredited
                                                                                                           Circumstances that may warrant a change of
 Technologist Programs.                                  d. the grade to be entered should the student                                                              the quarter, the Dean will evaluate the            a waiver for any scheduled M or PT practicum                     as a syllabus, course description, or     BS degree candidates must successfully               institution of the Higher Learning Commission
                                                                                                           grade include:
 Letter Grade              Percentage Range                 not complete the work by the deadline                                                                   student’s progress by reviewing work               coursework if they wish. Students must                           text may be required.                     complete thirty-two (32) credits of general          greatly increases the likelihood of credit transfer
                                                                                                           • Emergency situations that prevent a student                                                               complete and submit the required paperwork                                                                 education coursework at the lower-division
      A                      100 to 93 %                    (the calculated grade).                          from submitting a petition to receive an               completed.                                                                                                       2. The information will be reviewed by                                                            from Rasmussen College to other colleges.
                                                                                                                                                                 Independent studies must meet the following           to their Department Chair prior to the start of                                                            level; in addition, they must also successfully      Specific agreements with detailed transfer
      A-                     92 to 90%                   e. Instructors will have one week for grading,      incomplete grade. Examples of such                                                                                                                                         the Academic Dean, Campus
                                                                                                                                                                 guidelines:                                           the quarter of the practicum for it to be waived.                                                          complete sixteen (24) additional upper-division      guides are available to assist students as they
      B+                     89 to 87%                      recalculation of grades and processing of        emergencies are hospitalization, car accident,                                                                                                                             Director, or Associate Campus             general education credits distributed across the
                                                                                                                                                                 Prior to the beginning of the independent             Students must have a variety of experiences in                                                                                                                  determine their course of study.
      B                      86 to 83%                      all documents required.                          death of a close family member, or mandatory                                                                                                                               Director, along with appropriate          following categories: Communication,
                                                                                                                                                                 study, the student and instructor must meet           the necessary medical fields rather than from
      B-                     82 to 80%                2. An incomplete form is not valid unless              military service.                                                                                                                                                          faculty.                                  Humanities, Math/Natural Science, and Social         It should be noted that in any transfer
                                                                                                                                                                 to define the following:                              just one area, and documentation will be
      C+                     79 to 77%                   signed by both the instructor and the student     • Miscalculation of the final grade by the                                                                  required from the student’s employer. The                     3. The student will receive in writing the   Science. Diploma candidates must successfully        situation, regardless of the schools involved,
                                                         prior to the date that final grades are due.        instructor.                                            a. When and where they will meet each                                                                               outcome of the decision.                                                                       the acceptance of credits is at the discretion
      C                      76 to 73%                                                                                                                                 week.                                           Department Chair will inform the Academic                                                                  complete twelve (12) credits of general
                                                         If unsigned by the student or instructor, the     • Situations involving miscommunications,                                                                   Dean of the result of the evaluation, and if            F. Students who enter at Rasmussen College         education coursework, including English              of the accepting college.
      F                      Below 73%                                                                                                                              b. Weekly objectives for work to be
                                                         calculated grade is to be entered as a final        misplaced assignments, or technical                                                                       the waiver is granted the grade posted in the              are required to take the STEP placement         Composition, College Algebra, and an
 All grades are to be credits successfully               grade. Incomplete forms will be maintained                                                                    completed based upon the same weekly
                                                                                                             difficulties beyond the control of the student.           objectives defined by the syllabus for an       Rasmussen College student record will be                   exam. Should a student test at a level of       additional course as designated by program.
 completed with the exception of the ‘W/WD’              by the respective campus for approval and                                                                                                                     a “CW.”                                                    remediation in English or Math, the
 and ‘U/UN’ which is counted as an attempted                                                               • Accommodation for special circumstances                   on-site class.                                                                                                                                             Certificate programs typically do not include
                                                         resolution. Students must request an                such as short-term disability or family leave.                                                                                                                       College will not accept transfer in English
 course for the purpose of maximum time frame                                                                                                                       c. Progress checks to be reviewed by               Course Withdrawals                                                                                         general education course requirements because
                                                         incomplete prior to the last day of the                                                                                                                                                                                  Composition, College Algebra, Creative
 and percentage of course completion and may                                                               Grade changes must be consistent with course                the Dean.                                       The credits for all courses in which the last date                                                         they are designed to meet specific career goals.
                                                         end of the term.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Writing, Pharmacy Math and Dosages,
 have an effect on achieving satisfactory progress.                                                        policies as outlined on the syllabus. In                 d. Standards of academic quality for the work      of attendance was after the drop deadline will                                                             Courses that are primarily developmental or
                                                      3. The Academic Dean must be informed of all         particular, stated policies regarding the                   to be completed.                                                                                           Professional Communication, or Statistics.
 See “Standards of Satisfactory Progress for             incompletes granted, and must sign the form                                                                                                                   be counted in the cumulative credits attempted.            Upon successful completion of the courses       remedial in nature and content may not be
 Institutional and Financial Aid Guidelines.”                                                              acceptance of late work and how points are               e. Deadline for all work to be completed at                                                                                                                   included in the general education total.
                                                         as well.                                          apportioned must be followed.                               the end of the quarter.                         Transfer Credit Policy                                     and subsequent passing of the placement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  exams, the College may reconsider transfer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Students who wish to transfer credits to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of credit in these courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rasmussen College must first apply for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          admission to the College.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A completed application and application fee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          must be submitted.




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                                                          AC A D E M I C I N F O R M AT I O N                                                                                                                                                                                           COLLEGE POLICIES
 Attendance                                            Conduct/Dismissal                                   Students who fail to notify the College that        • Students must cover the cost of textbooks and      Rasmussen College reserves the right to deny           Student Senate                                    • Students taking four or more classes shall only    • When a student has been accepted and gives
 A basic requirement for employment in any             Students are expected to conduct themselves         they wish to withdraw from a class are still          supplies for each course. Most technology          admission to applicants whose total credentials        The Student Senate assists the College in           be charged for four classes, except for those        written notice of cancellation following the
 business is regular, on-time attendance.              with the same standards of behavior as are          scheduled in the class and the credits for all        courses require access to specialized hardware     reflect an inability to assume the obligations of      providing a successful, positive and rewarding      students in Medical Lab Technician and they          fifth business day after the day of acceptance
 Rasmussen College students are expected to            expected in the workplace and in the                courses will be counted as cumulative credits         and software which are available to students       performance and behavior deemed essential by           atmosphere by organizing campus events.             shall have to pay for all classes taken.             but before the start of the program, all
 be on time and in regular attendance for all          community at large. Consequently, the               attempted and tuition will continue to reflect        on campus; Early Start students electing to        Rasmussen College and relevant to any of its           The Student Senate meets on a regular basis.      • Students not enrolled in an eligible program         tuition, fees and other charges, except 15
 of their classes. Business etiquette also requires    following is an all encompassing policy             the tuition billed at the close of the drop/add       complete these courses online will need to         lawful missions, processes and functions as an         Students are encouraged to participate in the       who elect to take courses without earning            percent of the total cost of the course (not to
 a call be made if an absence is necessary.            regarding student conduct. The College              period.                                               secure access to required hardware and             educational institution and business.                  open forum discussions or may petition to be        college credit are charged sixty percent (60%)       exceed $50) shall be refunded. All prepaid
 Rasmussen College students are expected               reserves the right to suspend or terminate          Mid-quarter drop/add period:                          software. The college can provide                  The administration of Rasmussen College                one of the board representatives.                   of the total cost of the course, plus the cost       tuition is refundable.
 to call the College and to indicate if they will      any students whose conduct is detrimental           Students may add an online course through             information about course specifics including       reserves the right to address any issue in this                                                            of books and other fees effective October 1,       • When a student has been accepted by
 be absent or tardy. It is the responsibility of the   to the educational environment.                                                                           textbooks prices and technology requirements.                                                             The representatives include: President,             2007. This non-credit option is NOT
                                                                                                           Tuesday in the first week of the mid-quarter,                                                            catalog or its operations regarding its meaning.       Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.                                                                the College and gives written notice of
 student to contact the instructor and to get the      This includes, but is not limited to, conduct:      a residential course through Friday of the first                                                         Administration’s interpretation will be final.                                                             available for courses beginning with a “N”,          cancellation or termination after the start
                                                                                                                                                               • Applicants will be accepted on a space                                                                    Student Senate is open to all students, however     “NM”, “ML” and “W”. Students who elect
 assignments and information missed.                   • By students, faculty, or staff that is            week of the mid-quarter which is the close of                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the period of instruction for which the
                                                                                                                                                                 available basis for each selected course.          Online Courses                                         student groups vary from campus to campus.          to complete courses on a non-credit basis
 Rasmussen College uses a standard grading               detrimental within the classroom                  the drop/add period.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     student has been charged, but before
                                                                                                                                                               • Early Start students must meet all course          Rasmussen College prides itself on being a             Therefore, students should see their Campus         are not guaranteed full technology access;
 scale for its courses (although some programs           environment.                                      When a student notifies the College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      completion of 75 percent of the period of
                                                                                                                                                                 prerequisites as listed in the catalog.            leader in online education. Our online courses         Director for information regarding student          however, every effort will be made to provide
 may be required to follow additional standards),      • That interferes with the well-being of the        of withdrawal from a class:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              instruction, then student is assessed a pro rata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and fully online degree programs are of the            groups.                                             technology resources. Transcripts denote a
 and attendance is not used as a method of               fellow students and/or faculty and staff                                                              • Selective admission allied health courses                                                                                                                                                                          portion of tuition, fees and all other charges
                                                                                                           1. On or before the close of the drop/add                                                                highest quality and are approved by the                                                                    “ZP” upon completion of the course.
 evaluation for course grades. Faculty are               members.                                                                                                designated with “MA” or “ML” are not                                                                      Changes in Regulations, Programs,                                                                        based on the number of days in the term plus
                                                                                                              period the class will be dropped without                                                              College’s accrediting body, the Higher Learning                                                            Students may choose to convert the “ZP”
 required to keep accurate attendance records          • That causes damage to the appearance or                                                                 available to Early Start students.                                                                        Tuition, Book Prices, Faculty                                                                            25 percent of the total program cost (25
                                                                                                              being recorded on the student’s transcript                                                            Commission. Rasmussen College online                                                                       to a letter grade and earn credit for an
 which are submitted to the Business Office.             structure of the College facility and/or its                                                                                                                                                                      Changes in regulations, programs, tuition,                                                               percent not to exceed $100.00.) After
                                                                                                              and tuition will not be charged.                 • To continue enrollment in the Early Start          courses and programs are delivered on the                                                                  additional cost of forty percent (40%)
 Rasmussen College makes attendance records              equipment.                                                                                                                                                                                                        book prices, and faculty are subject to occur                                                            the completion of the 75 percent of the
                                                                                                           2. Following the first week of the mid-quarter        Program, students must maintain a minimum          World Wide Web utilizing a web-based                                                                       of the total cost of the course.
 available to supporting agencies and prospective                                                                                                                                                                                                                          without notice. The College reserves the right                                                           period of instruction for which the student
                                                       • By students who copy or otherwise plagiarize         and before the third Friday of the mid-            Rasmussen College cumulative grade point           platform. This mode of delivery offers greater                                                           • Books and classroom resources are included
 employers. Students must maintain regular                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to add or to delete certain courses, programs,                                                           has been charged, no refunds will be made.
                                                         the assignments/projects of other students or        quarter students will receive a W/WD on            average of 2.25 out of 4.00                        flexibility and convenience for students with                                                              in tuition as determined and distributed by
 attendance and be in satisfactory academic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                or areas of study, to make faculty changes, and                                                        • Student refunds are made within 30 days of
                                                         professionals.                                       their transcript. The student’s grade point                                                           busy life styles and career responsibilities that                                                          the College.
 standing to remain eligible for financial aid.                                                                                                                • The application deadline is four weeks                                                                    to modify tuition charges, interest charges,                                                             the date of determination of withdrawal if the
                                                       • By students who otherwise display conduct            average will not be effected, the credits will                                                        prohibit them from attending classes on
 If a student has not been in attendance within                                                                                                                  prior to the start of the intended quarter         campus. These courses are delivered                    fees, and book prices.                            State of North Dakota Refund Policy                    student does not officially withdraw.
 21 days of their last date of attendance he or          detrimental to their own academic progress           be counted as cumulative credits attempted,
                                                         or ultimate success in the field for which           and tuition will continue to reflect the           of enrollment.                                     asynchronously according to the students’ own          Exit Interviews                                   Rasmussen College abides by the North Dakota         • The refund policy is not linked to compliance
 she may be withdrawn from the College. Upon                                                                                                                                                                        schedules, meaning students have the                   Any student contemplating the termination of      refund policy to determine the amount of               with the College’s regulations or rules of
 withdrawal a student’s financial aid eligibility        they are being educated.                             tuition billed at the close of the drop/add      • Students will receive college credit toward a
                                                                                                              period.                                                                                               opportunity to determine exactly when they             his/her education at Rasmussen College must       tuition that a student shall be responsible to         conduct.
 will be adjusted according to the Institution’s       Anti-Hazing Policy                                                                                        Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree at Rasmussen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wish to work on their courses, as opposed to           first see the Academic Dean or Associate          pay in the event of cancellation or termination,     • Any promissory note instrument received
 refund policy as described in the College             It shall be the policy of the College to strictly   3. Following the third week of the mid-quarter        College for all successfully completed courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    attending on-campus classes at specific,               Campus Director and then the Financial Aid        for whatever reason. The official date of              as payment of tuition or other charge will
 catalog and will be assigned grades according         prohibit any action or situation which may             students will receive an F/FA for any classes      Students who elect to pursue their education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    scheduled times. Online course activities and          Department. Academic and financial aid files      withdrawal is considered the last day that             not be negotiated prior to completion of
 to the Rasmussen College Drop Class Policy.           recklessly or intentionally endanger the mental,       dropped. The student’s grade point average         at another academic institution will be issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    assignments are conducted utilizing chat, email,       are not complete until both exit interviews       a student has attended class.                          50% of the course.
                                                       physical health or safety of its students for the      will be effected, the credits will be counted      a transcript from Rasmussen College; these
 Consortium Agreement                                                                                                                                                                                               message boards, and interactive web sites.             have been completed.                              • When notice is received prior to or within
                                                       purpose of initiation or admission into or             as cumulative credits attempted, and tuition       credits may be transferable at the complete                                                                                                                                                                      Re-Enter Policy
 Rasmussen College has signed consortium                                                                                                                         discretion of the receiving institution.           Students can be assured that all online                All students graduating or withdrawing              seven days after completion of the first day
                                                       affiliation with any organization operating            will continue to reflect the tuition billed at                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Any student who withdraws from classes
 agreements among all Rasmussen College                                                                                                                                                                             instructors at Rasmussen College receive               (that have financial aid) are required to           of instruction, all tuition and other charges
                                                       under the sanction of the College. This policy         the close of the drop/add period.                Limitations                                                                                                                                                                                                        after the first week of the initial quarter of
 campuses.                                                                                                                                                                                                          comprehensive training and support while               attend a mandatory exit interview. During           will be refunded to the student.                   attendance and then elects to return on a
                                                       applies to any student or other person who may      Students who fail to notify the College that        Although this catalog was prepared on the basis      operating in the online environment.                                                                     • When notice is received prior to or within
 Course requirements for programs may be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   this interview, students receive information                                                           subsequent quarter is defined as a re-enter.
                                                       be associated with any student organization.        they wish to withdraw from a class are still        of the best information available at the time, all   Computers located at each campus have the                                                                  thirty days after completion of the first day
 completed at any of the campus locations,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 regarding their loan(s) including address and                                                          Re-entering students are treated as new students
                                                       Violation of this policy may result in              scheduled in the class and the credits for all      information (including the academic calendar,        appropriate system requirements for online                                                                 of instruction, or prior to the completion of
 as the schools have common ownership                  disciplinary action including but not limited                                                                                                                                                                       telephone numbers of lenders, deferment                                                                for the purposes of tuition, academic program
                                                                                                           courses will be counted as cumulative credits       admission, and graduation requirements, course       courses. All online courses require textbooks                                                              one-fourth of the educational services, all
 and common courses, students will have the            to suspension and/or termination from school                                                                                                                                                                        requests, a list of qualifications, a sample                                                           requirements, and graduation standards. For
                                                                                                           attempted and tuition will continue to reflect      offerings, course descriptions, online courses       and are available at each student’s respective                                                             tuition and other charges except 25% will
 flexibility to take courses from all locations as                                                                                                                                                                                                                         repayment guide, loan consolidation                                                                    the calculation of satisfactory academic
                                                       or employment. The Campus Director of the           the tuition billed at the close of the drop/add     and programs, and statements of tuition and          campus. Some online courses may require                                                                    be refunded to the student.
 they choose. Students who attend a class at           College shall be responsible for the                                                                                                                                                                                information, and review of loan terms.                                                                 progress, re-entering students are treated as
                                                                                                           period.                                             fees) is subject to change without notice or         certain software packages or programs for
 a location other than their home campus               administration of this policy.                                                                                                                                                                                      The Financial Aid Department is available         • When notice is received upon or after              continuing students and must meet progress
                                                                                                           Rasmussen College Early Start Program               obligation. For current calendars students           instruction. There are no additional tuition or                                                            completion of one-fourth of the education
 (primary attendance location) will have their                                                                                                                 should refer to a copy of the schedule of classes                                                           for your assistance for the duration of your                                                           requirements. Students are allowed to re-enter
                                                       Dress Code                                          High School juniors and seniors have the                                                                 online library access fees when taking a course        student loan.                                       services, but prior to the completion of
 total tuition and fees charged by their home                                                                                                                  for the term in which they enroll.                   online.                                                                                                                                                       the institution only one time unless the
 campus. All financial aid will be awarded and         The College encourages students to dress as if      opportunity to earn college credit through                                                                                                                      Rasmussen College reserves the right to             one-half of the educational services, all          Academic Dean, Campus Director or Associate
                                                       they were going to work and to start acquiring      Rasmussen College’s Early Start Program.            The courses listed in this catalog are intended      Online courses have become extremely                                                                       tuition and other charges except 50% will
 dispersed from the home campus. The home                                                                                                                      as a general indication of Rasmussen College’s                                                              withhold the release of academic information,                                                          Campus Director determine that extenuating
 campus monitors satisfactory progress.                a wardrobe suitable for employment after            The Early Start Program is a great way for high                                                          important to college students nationally, and          and other records, pending settlement of any        be refunded to the student.                        circumstances exist.
                                                       graduation.                                         school students to experience college while still   curricula. Courses and programs are subject to       Rasmussen College is no exception. In certain                                                            • When notice is received upon or after the
                                                                                                                                                               modification at any time. Not all courses are                                                               amount due the College.
 A copy of the consortium agreement is kept                                                                supported by high school staff and mentors, try                                                          disciplines students might even be required to                                                             completion of 50% of the educational               Return of Title IV Funds Policy
 on file at each campus. Students have the right       Drop/Add Class Policy                                                                                   offered every term and the faculty teaching a
                                                                                                           a course that may not be offered at the high                                                             take online classes to complete a degree. A            Tuition Structure                                   services, no tuition or charges will be            If a student withdraws or is expelled, they need
 to review and acknowledge the agreement prior         Course registration practices ensure that the                                                           particular course or program may vary from
                                                                                                           school, or explore a possible future career by                                                           significant benefit to students taking online          Tuition rates are as follows:                       refunded to the student.                           to visit with the Campus Director, Associate
 to taking courses at other campuses.                  College is able to provide quality instruction                                                          time to time. The content of a course or
                                                                                                           taking an introductory course.                                                                           classes is that the College is often able to recruit   New starts and re-entering students as of                                                              Campus Director, or Academic Dean to
                                                       through obtaining a minimum class size of                                                               program may be altered to meet particular class                                                                                                               The State of Minnesota Cancellation,
 Academic Misconduct Policy                                                                                                                                                                                         and utilize instructors in specialized areas from      10-2-2006                                                                                              complete the Rasmussen College Notice of
                                                       12 students per course.                             Early Start coursework is available to high         needs. Rasmussen College reserves the right to                                                                                                                Termination, Refund Policy
 Rasmussen College’s academic misconduct                                                                                                                                                                            across the country, regardless of their proximity                                                                                                             Change in Student Status form, which will
                                                       Full-quarter drop/add period:                       school juniors and seniors on-campus or online      cancel any class because of under-enrollment                                                                All courses except those designated “N”, “NM”,    If a student is cancelled or terminated, for
 policy is as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                              to one of our campuses. Students also benefit                                                                                                                 begin the withdrawal process. Students are
                                                       Students may add an online course through the       with enrollment in the program dependent            or non-availability of selected faculty.                                                                    “W”, or “ML”, and 300 or 400 Level Courses        whatever reason, the following apply:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from the additional flexibility online courses                                                                                                                allowed to convey their withdrawal verbally
 First Offense: Any student caught cheating will       first Thursday of each quarter, a residential       upon space availability. Students must meet                                                                                                                     – $1125 per course for two (2) or fewer courses   • Each student will be notified of
                                                                                                                                                               Many employers, certification boards, and            affords them as they complete their program,                                                                                                                  by contacting the Campus Director, Associate
 receive no credit on whatever he/she is caught        course through the second Friday of the quarter     the following criteria and expectations to                                                                                                                      – $1025 per course for three courses                acceptance/rejection in writing. In the event a
                                                                                                                                                               licensing organizations require criminal             work, and attend to various other adult                                                                                                                       Campus Director, or Academic Dean. This
 cheating on and will not be allowed to redo the       which is the close of the drop/add period.          participate in the Rasmussen College Early                                                                                                                      – $975 per course for four or more courses          student is rejected, all tuition, fees and other
                                                                                                                                                               background checks. Therefore, prior criminal         responsibilities. Moreover, our world                                                                                                                         verbal contact will also officially begin the
 work.                                                                                                     Start Program:                                                                                                                                                                                                      charges will be refunded. A student in any
                                                       When a student notifies the College of                                                                  convictions may impact one’s eligibility to sit      continually requires of its workforce an               “N”, “W”, or “ML”, and 300 or                                                                          withdrawal process.
 Second Offense: The student will be expelled          withdrawal from a class:                            • Students must have prior approval from a          for these exams or to secure employment in           increasing ability to utilize technology and to        400 Level Courses designated courses                term who withdraws from the College must
 from the course, and the final grade assigned                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 give written notice to the College. Date of        Rasmussen College uses the state-mandated
                                                       1. On or before the close of the drop/add             parent/guardian and a high school official        one’s chosen career field.                           learn at a distance, and so the experiences            – $1250 per course for two (2) or fewer courses                                                        refund policy to determine the amount of
 for the course will be an ‘F/FA’.                        period the class will be dropped without           to be admitted to the program as evidenced        Pharmacy Technician students convicted of            online students obtain also prepare them for                                                               withdrawal is the last day of recorded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – $1150 per course for three courses                attendance.                                        institutional charges it can retain. The federal
 The administration reserves the right to expel a         being recorded on the student’s transcript         by a signed Early Start Application and           non-drug-related felonies may not be eligible to     these new realities. Students can be assured that                                                                                                             formula dictates the amount of Federal Title IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – $1125 per course for four or more courses
 student from the College if there are more than          and tuition will not be charged.                   Approval Form.                                    sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification        online courses or programs will have 24/7                                                                • The College will acknowledge in writing any        aid that must be returned to the federal
 two offenses. Aiding and abetting in cheating is                                                                                                              Board (PTCB) exam. Pharmacy Technician               technical support, access to online tutoring, and      “NM” designated courses                             notice of cancellation within 10 business days     government by the school and the student.
                                                       2. Following the second week of the quarter         • Students must complete an Application                                                                  that classes will be taught by qualified
 considered as grave as initiating the cheating –                                                                                                              students convicted of drug or pharmacy-related                                                              Online Programs:                                    after the receipt of request and will refund the
                                                          and before the sixth Friday                        for Admission to Rasmussen College.                                                                    instructors.                                                                                                                                                  The federal formula requires a Return of Title
 and will be treated in the same manner.                                                                                                                       felonies ARE NOT eligible to sit for the PTCB                                                               – $1350 per course for two (2) or fewer courses     amount due within 30 business days. Written
                                                          of the quarter students will receive a W/WD        Early Start students are not required to                                                                                                                                                                                                                             IV aid if the student received federal financial
 Definition of Academic Honesty: Any test or                                                                                                                   exam.                                                There are no additional admissions or testing          – $1250 per course for three courses                notice of cancellation shall take place on the
                                                          on their transcript. The student’s grade point     submit the application fee.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          assistance in the form of a Federal Pell Grant,
 assignment which has been given to an                                                                                                                         Criminal Justice Professional Peace Officer          requirements for taking an online course.              – $1225 per course for four or more courses         date the letter of cancellation is postmarked,
                                                          average will not be effected, the credits will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Federal SEOG, Federal Direct Student Loan, or
 individual to be completed independently, is                                                              • Students must have a minimum cumulative           Education (PPOE)                                     However, students who place into Foundations           Residential Programs:                               or in the cases where the notice is hand
                                                          be counted as cumulative credits attempted,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Federal PLUS Loan and withdrew on or before
 completed independently without assistance                                                                  high school grade point average of 2.00 out                                                            of English I after taking the placement                – $1250 per course for two (2) or fewer courses     carried, it shall occur on the date the notice
                                                          and tuition will continue to reflect the                                                             Students seeking licensing as professional peace                                                                                                                                                                   completing 60% of the quarter. The percentage
 from another student or others outside of the                                                               of a possible 4.00 and achieve a minimum                                                               examination are not eligible to enroll in fully        – $1150 per course for three courses                is delivered to the College.
                                                          tuition billed at the close of the drop/add                                                          officers must take those courses designated as                                                                                                                                                                     of Title IV aid to be returned is determined by
 College.                                                 period.                                            score of 17 on the writing portion of the         PPOE courses (D111, E242, G137, G141,                online programs until the successful completion        – $1125 per course for four or more courses       • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, if       dividing the number of calendar days
 One of the most common forms of cheating is                                                                 STEP assessment.                                  J100, J120, J125, J200, J205, J255, and J280).       of the Foundations of English I course.                                                                    a student gives written notice of cancellation     remaining in the quarter by the number of total
                                                       3. Following the sixth week of the quarter                                                                                                                   Students are required to attend an online              Mid-term Starts for all courses                     within five business days following written
 plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as the                 students will receive an F/FA for any classes    • Student may take up to 8 credits per quarter      In addition, PPOE students must complete                                                                                                                                                                           calendar days in the quarter. Scheduled breaks
 intentional or unintentional use of someone                                                                                                                                                                        orientation session upon registration for their        – $975 per course for 100 – 200 Level Courses       acceptance by the College, all tuition and fees
                                                          dropped. The student’s grade point average         without a tuition charge with a maximum of        first-responder certification and practical                                                                                                                                                                        of five or more consecutive days are excluded.
 else’s words or ideas without giving them proper                                                                                                                                                                   first online course and all online students are        – $1125 per course for “N”, “W”, or “ML”,           paid will be refunded regardless of whether
                                                          will be effected, the credits will be counted      24 credits per student earned through the         training to be eligible to sit for the Peace                                                                                                                                                                       If funds are released to a student because of a
 credit and/or attempting to pass off someone                                                                                                                  Officer Standards and Training (POST)                registered through one of our residential                and 300 or 400 Level Courses designated           the coursework has begun.                          credit balance on the student’s account, the
                                                          as cumulative credits attempted, and tuition       Early Start Program.
 else’s words as your own.                                                                                                                                     licensing exam. For a listing of colleges that       campuses and receive the same student services           courses                                                                                              student may be required to repay some of the
                                                          will continue to reflect the tuition billed                                                                                                               available to all students.
                                                          at the close of the drop/add period.                                                                 offer the practical training, please see the Law                                                                                                                                                                   federal grants if they withdraw.
                                                                                                                                                               Enforcement POST Coordinator. Additionally,                                                                                                                                                                        A student withdrawing from school may be
                                                                                                                                                               many employers in the Criminal Justice field                                                                                                                                                                       eligible for post-withdrawal disbursements
                                                                                                                                                               will require criminal background checks as part                                                                                                                                                                    according to federal regulations.
                                                                                                                                                               of the hiring process and any prior criminal
                                                                                                                                                               convictions may greatly hamper securing
                                                                                                                                                               employment in these fields.




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                                                                   COLLEGE POLICIES                                                                                                                                                                                                  COLLEGE POLICIES
 Return of Title IV Funds Policy                      Federal Distribution of Funds Policy                After the materials are kept out past the            It is a violation of policy for any member of       Resolutions and Informal Complaints                  Sexual harassment can be as blatant as rape           Sexual assault: Sexual activity, including sexual       6. If a formal complaint has been preceded
 (Continued)                                          Once the refund liability for a particular          maximum late period, the material is                 our College community to engage in sexual           Anyone in the Rasmussen community may                or as subtle as a touch. Harassment under the         penetration or sexual conduct carried out under            by an informal inquiry, the College will
 A post-withdrawal disbursement occurs when a         student has been determined, the federal            considered lost. The library reserves the right to   harassment and it is a violation of policy for      discuss an informal complaint with the               third part of the definition often consists of        coercion, with the threat of a weapon, through             decide whether there are sufficient grounds
 student who withdraws earned more aid than           portion of the refund shall be distributed back     charge for replacement costs. Replacement costs      any member of the College community to take         Campus Director, Director of Human                   callous insensitivity to the experience of others.    the threat of bodily harm, through a position              to warrant a formal investigation.
 had been disbursed prior to the withdrawal.          to the various programs in the following            are assessed per each individual item. The           action against an individual for reporting sexual   Resources, Associate Campus Director,                Normal, courteous, mutually respectful,               of authority, or when the victim/survivor is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   c. After an investigation of the complaint the
 Post-withdrawal disbursements are made first         manner:                                             library will charge the cost of replacing the item   harassment.                                         Regional Vice President, Executive Vice              pleasant, non-coercive interactions between           mentally or physically disabled or helpless
                                                                                                          plus a $5.00 processing fee. In the event that                                                                                                                                                                      constitutes criminal sexual conduct.                    College will:
 from available grant funds before available loan     • All refund monies shall first be applied to                                                            This policy covers actions of all students and      President or President.                              employees, including men and women, that is
                                                                                                          nonreplaceable items are lost or damaged, the        employees, whether co-worker, manager or by                                                              acceptable to and welcomed by both parties, are       Having a previous relationship of any nature,           1. Look at all the facts and circumstances
 funds and must be done within 90 days of the           reduce the student’s Federal Direct                                                                                                                        1. If the person who discusses an informal
 school’s determination that the student                                                                  library will charge up to $100.00.                   any other persons doing business with or for           complaint with an advisor is willing to be        not considered to be harassment, including            including prior sexual contact with the                    surrounding the allegations to determine
                                                        Unsubsidized Stafford, Federal Direct
 withdrew. Rasmussen College credits the                                                                  Rasmussen College cannot override fines              Rasmussen.                                             identified to others but not the person           sexual harassment.                                    victim/survivor is not an accepted defense for             if there is reasonable cause to believe that
                                                        Subsidized Stafford, and Federal Direct Plus
 student’s account for any outstanding current          loans received on behalf of the student.          incurred at other libraries, including fines for                                                            against whom the informal complaint is            There are basically two types of sexual               sexual assault. The victim/survivor does not               harassment has occurred and report its
                                                                                                          Interlibrary Loan items lost or returned late.       Informal and Formal Complaints                                                                                                                                 need to prove that she/he resisted and another             findings and the resolution to an
 period charges. If there is any remaining post-      • Any remaining refund monies will then be                                                                                                                      made, the College will make record of the         harassment:
                                                                                                          For unpaid fines on materials checked out on         Members of this College community who                                                                                                                          witness is not needed to prosecute the case.               Executive Vice President or President; or
 withdrawal disbursement to be made to the              applied to reduce the student’s Federal Pell                                                                                                                  circumstances and will provide guidance           1.“Quid pro quo” harassment, where
                                                                                                          Rasmussen                                            believe they have been sexually harassed or have                                                                                                               The relative age of the persons involved, the
 student, an offer is made to the withdrawn             Grant award.                                                                                                                                                  about various ways to resolve the problem            submission to harassment is used as                                                                        2. Report its findings with appropriate
                                                                                                          ID cards the College receives bills. The patrons     been the victim of sexual assault may properly                                                                                                                 victim's/survivor's fear of bodily harm to self
 student in writing (letter sent to student) within                                                                                                                                                                   or avoid future occurrences.                         the basis for employment decisions.                                                                           recommendations for corrective action to
                                                      • Any remaining refund monies will then be          incurring these bills should be held accountable     turn for assistance to the Campus Director,                                                                                                                    or another, the use of threat to use a weapon
 30 days of the school’s determination that the                                                                                                                                                                       While the confidentiality of the information                                                                                                                       an Executive Vice President or President;
                                                        applied to reduce the student’s Federal SEOG      for their payment so that the College does not       Associate Campus Director, Director of Human                                                                Employee benefits such as raises, promotions,      by the perpetrator, and the infliction of either
 student withdrew. The letter explains the type                                                                                                                                                                       received, the privacy of the individuals                                                                                                                           or
                                                        award.                                            have to cover fees. The College may ensure that      Resources, Regional Vice President, Executive                                                               better working hours, etc., are directly           physical or emotional anguish upon the
 and amount of fund available and explains to                                                                                                                                                                         involved, and the wishes of the complaining
                                                      • Other Federal SFA Programs authorized by          students pay their fines at Rasmussen College        Vice President or President. Whether or not                                                                 linked to compliance with sexual advances.         victim/survivor are among the criteria taken            3. Report to an Executive Vice President
 the student the option to accept or decline all                                                                                                                                                                      person regarding action by the College
                                                        Title IV Higher Education Act.                    library or other libraries by withholding the        a person consults with a school official, he/she                                                            Therefore, only someone in a supervisory           into account by state laws on Criminal Sexual              or President its finding that there is
 or part of the monies. A 14-day response time                                                                                                                                                                        cannot be guaranteed in every instance,
                                                                                                          student’s grade report, transcript, diploma,         has the option of making an informal or formal                                                              capacity (with the authority to grant such         Conduct and under the Crime Victims Bill of                insufficient evidence to support the
 is given to the student for their decision. If no    Non Federal Refund Distribution Policy                                                                                                                          they will be protected to as great a degree
                                                                                                          degree or certificate.                               complaint according to the procedures outlined                                                              benefits) can engage in quid pro quo               Rights.                                                    complaint.
 response is received within the 14 days, the         Refunds for state aid programs are calculated on                                                                                                                as is legally possible. The expressed wishes of
                                                                                                                                                               below.                                                                                                      harassment. Example: A supervisor promising
 remaining post-withdrawal disbursement is            a proportional basis. To calculate the minimum      There are many instances when campus                                                                        the complaining person for confidentiality                                                                                                                   Following receipt of the report, the Campus
                                                                                                                                                               No retaliatory actions may be taken against any                                                             an employee a raise if she goes on a date with     Formal Complaints by Students
 cancelled.                                           refund due to the Minnesota State Grant             libraries may check out materials for patrons                                                               will be considered in the context of the                                                                                                                     Director, Associate Campus Director or
                                                                                                                                                               person because he/she makes such a complaint                                                                him; a manager telling an employee she will        and Employees
 Federal regulations dictate the specific order in    Program, the SELF Loan Program, and other           from other libraries with an institutional card.                                                            College’s obligation to act upon the charge                                                                                                                  Director of Human Resources will report their
                                                                                                          The College believes that this is an extension of    or against any member of the College                                                                        fire him if he does not have sex with her.         a. A formal complaint of sexual harassment
 which funds must be repaid to the Title IV           State Aid Programs (with the exception of the                                                                                                                   and the right of the charged party to obtain                                                                                                                 findings to an Executive Vice President or
 programs by both the school and the student,                                                             its services and that it benefits the busy patron    community who serves as an advisor or                                                                    2. “Hostile work environment,” where                     must include a written statement, signed by
                                                      State Work Study Program), the following                                                                                                                        information. In most cases, however,                                                                                                                         President with appropriate recommendations
 if applicable. Rasmussen College follows this                                                            who is unclear how to navigate a variety of          advocate for any party in any such complaint.                                                                the harassment creates an offensive and              the complainant specifying the incident(s)
                                                      formula is used:                                                                                                                                                confidentiality will be strictly maintained                                                                                                                  and may take further action as they deem
 mandate by refunding monies in the following                                                             different library databases. When fines              No retaliatory actions may be taken against                                                                  unpleasant working environment.                      of sexual harassment. The statement may be
                                                      Amount of funds (financial aid and cash)                                                                                                                        by the College and those involved in the                                                                                                                     necessary, including the initiation of
 sequence: Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans,        applied to institutional charges (including post-   are incurred in these instances and the librarian    any member of the College community merely             investigation.                                       Hostile work environment can be created               prepared by the complainant or by an advisor      disciplinary proceedings.
 Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans, Direct PLUS        withdrawal disbursements of Title IV aid            is unable to get the other library to dismiss the    because he/she is or has been the object of such                                                            by anyone in the work environment, whether            as a record of the complaint. The complaint
                                                                                                          fines, either Rasmussen College will pay the         a complaint.                                        2. If the person bringing the complaint is                                                                                                                      Retaliation. It is a violation of Rasmussen’s
 Loans, Pell Grant, FSEOG, and then other             applied to institutional charges) less:                                                                                                                                                                              it be supervisors, other employees, or                must be addressed to the Campus Director,
                                                                                                          fine or the patron will be notified of the                                                                  willing to be identified to the person against                                                                                                               policies to retaliate against anyone who makes
 Title IV programs.                                                                                                                                            Informal Resolution                                                                                         customers. Hostile environment harassment             Associate Campus Director, or other manager
                                                      Amount of institutional charges that the school     amount of the fine owed and may be held                                                                     whom the complaint is made and wishes                                                                                                                        a good faith claim of a suspected violation
 Rasmussen College uses the software and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   consists of verbiage of a sexual nature,              who will immediately report such complaint
                                                      can retain per our state mandated refund policy     accountable by the College.                          Early efforts to control a potentially harassing       to attempt resolution of the problem, the                                                                                                                    of its policies about inappropriate behavior or
 printed worksheets provided by the U.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   unwelcome sexual materials, or even                   to an Executive Vice President or President
                                                      less:                                                                                                    situation are very important.                          College will make a confidential record                                                                                                                      participates in an investigation. Complaints of
 Department of Education to document the                                                                  Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus                                                                                                                                unwelcome physical contact as a regular               and Human Resource Director or Corporate
                                                            Amount of Institutional Share                                                                      1. Sometimes sexual harassment can be stopped          of the circumstances (signed by the                                                                                                                          retaliation (actual, threatened or feared) should
 Return of Title IV Funds Calculation along                                                               Security Policy and Campus Crime                                                                                                                                 part of the work environment. Cartoons                Counsel. The Human Resource Director
                                                            of the Title IV Refund                                                                                by telling the person directly that you are         complainant) and suggest and/or undertake                                                                                                                    be directed to the Campus Director or the
 with the Post-Withdrawal Disbursement                                                                    Statistics Act                                                                                                                                                   or posters of a sexual nature, vulgar or lewd         and/or Corporate Counsel, with the
                                                             =                                                                                                    uncomfortable with his or her behavior and          appropriate discussions with the persons                                                                                                                     Director of Human Resources.
 Tracking Sheet.                                                                                          Rasmussen College provides prospective and                                                                                                                       comments or jokes, or unwanted touching
                                                                                                                                                                  would like it to stop.                              involved.                                                                                                  assistance of the Campus Director, Associate      Complaint Process. If a party to a complaint
 The student is also eligible to receive a refund           Remaining refund due to the                   enrolled students and employees with its                                                                                                                         or fondling all fall into this category.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3. When a number of people report incidents                                                                   Campus Director, or other manager will            does not agree with its resolution, that party
 of institutional charges from Rasmussen                    State Aid Programs(*)                         current Crime Awareness and Campus Security          2. Writing a letter to the person or talking to                                                          For further information please refer to the
                                                                                                                                                                  the person’s supervisor can also be effective.      of sexual harassment that have occurred in a                                                               formally investigate the complaint and            may appeal to the Director of Human
 College up to completion of 75% of the               Ratios are then determined for each of the          Act statistics. This policy contains information                                                                                                              EEOC’s website at www.eeoc.gov or call the               present the findings and recommendations to       Resources or Corporate Counsel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      public context (for instance, offensive sexual
 quarter. Earned institutional charges are            State Financial Aid Programs as part of the         pertaining to the reporting procedure of             3. Go to a sexual harassment/violence                                                                    EEOC Publications Distribution Center at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      remarks in a classroom lecture) or when the                                                                an Executive Vice President or President.
 calculated by the day, up to the last day of         total Non-Title IV financial aid disbursed to       criminal activities, security and access to             information center or discuss the matter                                                              800-669-3362 (voice), 800-800-3302 (TTY).                                                                  Recommended Corrective Action
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      College receives repeated complaints from                                                               b. The College will investigate formal
 recorded attendance. A $100 Administrative           the student (for the period during which the        campus facilities, campus law enforcement and           with a friend.                                                                                        Sexual orientation harassment: Sexual                                                                      The purpose of any recommended corrective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      different people that an individual has                                                                    complaints in the following manner:
 Fee per course enrolled is assessed to students      student withdrew).                                  criminal offenses reported to the campus or          4. Talk to others who might also be victims                                                              harassment includes harassment based on                                                                    action to resolve a complaint will be to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      engaged in other forms of sexual harassment,
 withdrawing prior to completion of 75% of            These ratios are then multiplied against            local police. As part of our campus crime               of harassment.                                      the College may inform the person                 sexual orientation. Sexual orientation                   1. The person who is first contacted, after       correct or to remedy the injury, if any, to the
 the quarter. After completion of 75% of the          the remaining refund due to the State Aid           prevention plan, Rasmussen College provides          5. Any employee facility member, staff member,         complained against without revealing the          harassment is verbal or physical conduct that               initial discussions with the complainant,      complainant and to prevent further harassment.
 quarter, all tuition and fees are determined to      Programs (*) to determine the proportional          training in the prevention of crime, sexual             or student is encouraged to discuss incidents       identity of the complaints.                       is directed at an individual because of his/her             will inform the College specifying the         Recommended action may include counseling;
 be earned by Rasmussen College. If any funds         minimum refund due to both the State Grant          harassment/violence and alcohol/drug abuse.             of possible sexual harassment with the                                                                sexual orientation and that is sufficiently severe,         individuals involved. Rasmussen will           a written or verbal reprimand of the harasser;
 are to be returned after the return of Title IV      and SELF Programs. If the student received                                                                  Campus Director, Associate Campus                Definitions                                          pervasive, or persistent so as to have the                  decide whether the circumstances reported      suspension, dismissal, demotion, or transfer of
 aid, they will be used to repay state funds in                                                           Non-Discrimination Policy                                                                                Sexual harassment: Unwelcome sexual
                                                      funds from other State Aid Programs, those                                                                  Director, Director of Human Resources,                                                                purpose or effect of creating a hostile work                in the complaint warrant a formal              the harasser; a change of grade or other academic
 proportion to the amount received from each                                                              Rasmussen is strongly committed to                                                                       advances, requests for sexual favors, and
                                                      refunds would be calculated in the same                                                                     Regional Vice President, or College                                                                   or educational environment.                                 investigation or an informal inquiry.          record for a student who has been the victim
 state source.                                                                                            providing equal employment opportunity                                                                   verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
                                                      manner.                                                                                                     President.                                                                                            Romantic/sexual relationships between                                                                      of harassment; or other appropriate action.
                                                                                                          for all employees and all applicants for                                                                 constitute sexual harassment when:                                                                            2. If the circumstances warrant an
 Military Tuition Refund Policy                       Note that for purposes of calculating               employment. For us, this is the only                 A Campus Director contacted by a person who                                                              superior and subordinate: Substantial risks                                                                Any action to suspend or to dismiss a member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1) submission to such conduct is made either                                                                     investigation, Rasmussen will inform the
 Rasmussen College will issue a refund to a           institutional charges in the State Refund           acceptable way to operate our College.               may have been subjected to sexual harassment                                                             are involved even in seemingly consensual                                                                  of the staff or faculty is solely within the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   explicitly or implicitly a term or condition         romantic/sexual relationships where a power                 person complained against of the name of
 student who is given official orders to deploy       Calculation, the definition for Title IV                                                                 will give advice and guidance on both informal                                                                                                                                                                      authority of the Campus Director, Regional
                                                      programs is used.                                   Rasmussen employment practices conform                                                                   of an individual’s employment or academic            differential exists between the involved parties.           the person making the complaint as well        Vice President, Executive Vice President,
 and cannot continue the academic quarter.                                                                both with the letter and spirit of federal, state,   and formal procedures for solving the problem.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   advancement, 2) submission to or rejection                                                                       as of the substance of the complaint. The      President, or the Chief Executive Officer.
 The student shall have the right to withdraw         • Any remaining refund monies will then be          and local laws and regulations regarding non-        During the informal inquiry process, all                                                                 The respect and trust accorded a faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of such conduct by an individual’s work              member or other employee by a student,                      College will then limit the investigation to
 from any or all classes in which the student is      applied to reduce the student’s Minnesota State     discrimination in employment, compensation,          information will be kept confidential to as                                                                                                                                                                         False Charges
                                                      Grant award and/or Minnesota Self Loan.                                                                                                                      or academic performance or creating an               as well as the power exercised by faculty in                what is necessary to resolve the complaint
 enrolled, even if after the established deadline                                                         and benefits.                                        great a degree as legally possible.                                                                                                                                                                                 If it is determined in any way that a complaint
 for withdrawal, and be entitled, subject to                                                                                                                                                                       intimidating, hostile, or offensive working          giving grades, advice, praise, recommendations,             or make a recommendation. If it is
                                                      • Any remaining refund monies will then be                                                               No specific circumstances, including the names      or academic environment, 3) such conduct                                                                                                                        was made by an employee or a student with
 applicable laws or regulations governing federal                                                         Anti – Harassment and                                                                                                                                         opportunities for further study, or other forms             necessary for the College to speak to any
                                                      applied to any other sources.                                                                            of the people involved, will be reported to         has the purpose or effect of unreasonably                                                                                                                       the knowledge that the facts were false, an
 or state financial aid programs and allocation or                                                        Sexual Violence Policy                                                                                                                                        of advancement may greatly diminish the                     people other than those involved in the
                                                      Veterans Refund                                                                                          anyone else, except the President, Executive        interfering with an individual’s work                                                                                                                           Executive Vice President or the President
 refund as required under those programs, to a                                                            It is Rasmussen College’s policy and                                                                                                                          student’s actual freedom of choice concerning               complaint, they will do so only after
                                                      In the event a veteran discontinues training for                                                         Vice President and the Human Resources              performance or creating an intimidating,                                                                                                                        will be notified. The Executive Vice President
 full refund of tuition and mandatory fees for                                                            responsibility to provide our employees and                                                                                                                   the relationship. Similarly, the authority of the           informing the complaining person and
                                                      any reason, the College will retain a $10                                                                Director and Corporate Counsel, without             hostile, or offensive working or academic                                                                                                                       or President may recommend appropriate
 the term. The student shall not receive credit or                                                        students an environment that is free from                                                                                                                     supervisor to hire, fire, evaluate performance,             the person complained against.
                                                      registration fee. Any supplies or textbooks                                                              the written permission of the person making         environment.                                                                                                                                                    disciplinary action, up to and including
 a grade for classes from which the student                                                               harassment. Rasmussen College expressly                                                                                                                       reward, make recommendations, assign and                 3. The College's first priority will be to
                                                      issued to and paid for by the veteran become                                                             the complaint. However, in the course of the        This policy prohibits behavior such as,                                                                                                                         suspension from the College or termination
 withdraws. A student in good standing at the                                                             prohibits harassment of employees or students                                                                                                                 oversee the work activities of employees may                attempt to resolve the problem through
                                                      the property of the veteran. The remaining                                                               inquiry Rasmussen College finds that the            but not limited to:                                                                                                                                             of employment or enrollment.
 time of exercising this right shall have the right                                                       on the basis of gender. Harassment undermines                                                                                                                 interfere with the employee’s ability to choose
                                                      amount of prepaid tuition will be refunded on                                                            circumstances warrant a formal investigation,                                                                                                                        a mutual agreement of the complainant
 to be readmitted and re-enroll, without penalty                                                          our College community morale and our                                                                     1. Unwanted sexual advances;                         freely in the relationship. Further, it is
                                                      a prorated basis computed to the date of                                                                 it will be necessary to inform the person                                                                                                                            and the person complained against.
 or re-determination of admission eligibility,                                                            commitment to treat each other with dignity                                                              2. Offering employment benefits in exchange          inherently risky where age, background, stature,
                                                      discontinuance of training.                                                                              complained against.                                                                                                                                               4. The College will be in communication
 within one year following release from active                                                            and respect. This policy is related to and is in                                                            for sexual favors;                                credentials or other characteristics contribute to
                                                                                                          conformity with the Equal Opportunity Policy         Incidents should be reported within 30 days.                                                             the perceptions that a power differential exists            with the complainant until the complaint
 military service.                                    Library Fine Policy                                                                                                                                          3. Making or threatening reprisals after a
                                                                                                          of Rasmussen College to recruit, employ, retain,     At any time during the procedures, both the                                                              between the involved parties which limits the               is resolved. The complainant will be
 Any tuition refund will be calculated according      Rasmussen College Library System reserves the                                                                                                                   negative response to sexual advances;
                                                                                                          and promote employees without regard to race,        person bringing a complaint and the person                                                               student or employee’s ability to make informed              informed of procedures being followed
 to federal guidelines and any remaining balance      right to collect late fees for Rasmussen Library                                                                                                             4. Verbal sexual advances or propositions;
                                                                                                          color, religion, creed, ancestry, gender, marital    against whom the complaint is made may have                                                              choices about the relationship.                             throughout the investigation although not
 will be returned according to the student’s          materials that are kept out past the due date
                                                                                                          status, sexual orientation, national origin, age,    a representative present in discussions with the    5. Displaying sexually suggestive objects,           Claims of consensual romantic/sexual                        of the specific conversations held with the
 Excess Funds Form completed at the time of           without renewal. The current late fee is as
                                                                                                          physical or other disability, military or veteran    Campus Director.                                       pictures, cartoons or posters (includes           relationships will not protect individuals from             person complained against.
 enrollment.                                          follows: for all circulating books, videos,
                                                      audiotapes, and CD-ROMs there is a 5 day            status, or receipt of public assistance. Prompt                                                             by electronic means);                             sexual harassment charges nor guarantee a                5. The College will resolve complaints
                                                      grace period; after the grace period the charge     investigation of allegations will be made on a                                                           6. Sexually offensive comments, graphic verbal       successful defense if charges are made. It is the
                                                                                                          confidential basis to ascertain the veracity of                                                                                                                                                                           expeditiously. To the extent possible, the
                                                      is $0.25 a day for 10 days; the maximum late                                                                                                                    commentary about an individual’s body or          faculty member, supervisor, or staff who will
                                                                                                          complaints and appropriate corrective action                                                                                                                                                                              College will complete its investigation and
                                                      fine is $2.50. For reference books and reserve                                                                                                                  dress, sexually explicit jokes and innuendos,     bear the burden of accountability because of
                                                                                                          will be taken. An Executive Vice President or                                                               and other sexually-oriented statements; and                                                                   make its recommendations within 60 days
                                                      materials there is a 10 hour grace period                                                                                                                                                                         his/her special power and responsibility, and it
                                                                                                          President will be notified of all allegations.                                                                                                                                                                            from the time the formal investigation is
                                                      beyond the 24 hour check-out period; after                                                                                                                   7. Physical conduct, such as: touching, assault,     is exceedingly difficult to use mutual consent
                                                                                                          This will ensure a prompt, consistent, and                                                                                                                    as a defense. Therefore, all employees should be            initiated.
                                                      the grace period the charge is $2.00 per hour                                                                                                                   or impeding or blocking movements.
                                                      for 5 hours; the maximum late fine is $10.00.       appropriate investigation.                                                                                                                                    aware of the risks and consequences involved in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sexual harassment can occur in situations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   where one person has power over another,             entering a romantic/sexual relationship where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   but it can also occur between equals. Both           there is a superior/subordinate relationship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   men and women can be sexually harassed.


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                                                                     COLLEGE POLICIES                                                                                                                                                                                                      COLLEGE POLICIES
 Sexual Violence                                        6. The assistance of campus administration or       Students and Employees are prohibited from                • resistance to discipline at home or school       5. The right to disclose – without the written       Grievance Policy                                    Arbitration                                          Accreditation, Licensing
 Rasmussen College expects that all employees              Rasmussen management in preserving, for a        the unlawful manufacture, distribution,                   • getting into a "slump" at work or school            consent or knowledge of the student or            It is the policy of Rasmussen College that          Any controversy or claim arising out of, or
 and students will conduct themselves in a                 sexual assault complaint or victim, materials    dispensing, possession or use of a controlled             • increased borrowing of money                        parent – information from a student’s             students should have an opportunity to present      relating to a current or former student’s            & Approvals
 responsible manner that shows respect for                 relevant to a campus disciplinary proceeding;    substance or alcohol anywhere on property                                                                       education records in order to comply with a       school related complaints through grievance         recruitment by, enrollment in, or education at
                                                                                                            belonging to the College including grounds,               • a complete set of new friends                       lawfully issued subpoena or court order in        procedures. The College will attempt to resolve     Rasmussen College (“Controversy or Claim”),          Accreditation:
 others and the community at large. The same            7. The assistance of campus and/or other
 behavioral standards apply to all individuals.            Rasmussen personnel, in cooperation with         parking areas, anywhere within the building(s),         We recommend that any person observing                  three contexts.                                   promptly all grievances that are appropriate        shall be resolved first in accordance with the       Rasmussen College is accredited by
                                                           the appropriate law enforcement authorities,     or while participating in College-related               any of the above changes in any student or              a. Grand Jury Subpoenas – The institution         for handling under this policy.                     procedures in the Grievance Policy published         The Higher Learning Commission, and is a
 As part of the larger community we are subject                                                                                                                     employee of Rasmussen College immediately                                                                                                                                                                          member of The North Central Association
 to, abide by, and support federal, state and local        at a sexual assault victim’s request, in         activities. Students and Employees who violate                                                                     may disclose education records to the          An appropriate grievance is defined as a            in the then current Rasmussen College catalog.
                                                           shielding the victim from unwanted contact       this policy will be subject to disciplinary action      notify their Campus Director, Associate                    entity or persons designated in a Federal      student’s expressed feeling of dissatisfaction      If, following completion of the Grievance            of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
 statutes and ordinances regarding criminal                                                                                                                         Campus Director or the Human Resources                                                                                                                                                                             30 N. La Salle Street, Suite 2400,
 sexual conduct.                                           with the alleged assailant, including transfer   up to and including expulsion or termination                                                                       Grand Jury Subpoena. In addition, the          regarding any interpretation or application         Policy procedures, any current or former
                                                           of the victim to alternative classes; and        of employment.                                          Department.                                                court may order the institution not to         of school-related policies or the College’s         student (the “Student”) or Rasmussen College         Chicago, IL 60602-2504,
 Sexual assault is an act of aggression and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       remains dissatisfied, then the Controversy           (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456;
 coercion, not an expression of sexual intimacy.        8. Further information can be obtained from         As a condition of employment, employees must            Family Educational Rights and Privacy                      disclose to anyone the existence or context    personnel. Students should notify the College
                                                                                                            abide by the terms of this policy or the College                                                                   of the subpoena or the institution’s           in a timely fashion of any grievance considered     or Claim, shall be resolved by binding               www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org
 We will do whatever possible to offer safety,             either of the following sources:                                                                         Act (FERPA)
                                                                                                            will take one or more of the following actions                                                                     response.                                      appropriate for handling under this policy. As      arbitration administered in accordance with          Authorization
 privacy, and support to the victim/survivor of                 North Dakota Victim Service Program                                                                 Amended 10/01 to include the USA                                                                                                                              the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the
 sexual assault. Helping the victim/survivor look                                                           within 30 days with respect to any employee                                                                     b. Law Enforcement Subpoenas – The                used in this policy the terms “timely fashion,”                                                          • North Dakota State Board for Career and
                                                                http://www.state.nd.us/docr/parole/                                                                 Patriot Act                                                                                                                                                   American Arbitration Association then in
 at options for reporting the assault and taking                                                            who violates this policy by:                                                                                        institution may disclose education records    “reasonable time,” and “promptly” will mean ten                                                            Technical Education
                                                                victim_program.htm                                                                                  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act                                                                                                                 effect. Arbitration shall be the sole remedy for
 care of herself/himself is the immediate concern                                                           1. Reporting the violation to law enforcement                                                                       to the entity or persons designated in any    days.                                                                                                      State Capitol, 15th Floor,
                                                                701-328-6183 or 888-568-4410                                                                        (FERPA) affords students certain rights with                                                                                                                  resolution of any Controversy or Claim which
 of the College. The College will assist the                                                                    officials.                                                                                                      other subpoena issued for a law               Students are assured that no adverse action will                                                           600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270
                                                                Minnesota Department of Human                                                                       respect to their education records. These rights            enforcement purpose. As with Federal          be taken by the College or any of its               is not satisfactorily resolved in accordance
 victim/survivor in contacting an appropriate                                                               2. Taking appropriate disciplinary action                                                                                                                                                                             with the procedures in the Grievance Policy            Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
                                                                Rights 190 E 5th Street, Suite 700                                                                  include:                                                    Grand Jury Subpoenas, the issuing court       representatives for registering a grievance.
 agency if such assistance is desired. If the assault                                                           against such employee, up to and including                                                                                                                                                                        published in the then current Rasmussen                (701) 328-3180
                                                                St. Paul, MN 55101                                                                                  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s            or agency may, for good cause shown,
 takes place at any Rasmussen Campus or                                                                         expulsion or termination of employment.                                                                                                                       Grievance Procedure                                 College catalog. Unless the Student and
                                                                1-800-657-3704 • (651) 296-5663                                                                        education records within 45 days of the day              order the institution not to disclose to                                                                                                               Licensing:
 facility, the victim/survivor should immediately               TTY (651) 296-1283                          3. Requiring such employee to participate in                                                                                                                      In the event an applicant, student, graduate,       Rasmussen College agree otherwise, the
 contact the Campus Director, Associate                                                                                                                                the institution receives a request for access.           anyone the existence or contents of the                                                                                                                Rasmussen College is authorized as a private
                                                                Website questions:                              a substance abuse rehabilitation program                                                                                                                      former student, other party who has dealings        arbitration shall take place in Minneapolis,         career school with the North Dakota State
 Campus Director, Director of Human                                                                                                                                    Students should submit to the registrar,                 subpoena or the institution’s response.
                                                                email webmaster@therightsplace.net              approved for such purposes by a federal,                                                                                                                      with the College feels his/her rights have been     Minnesota, before a single neutral arbitrator.       Board for Career and Technical Education and
 Resources, Regional Vice President,                                                                                                                                   business office, or other appropriate official,          Notification requirements nor recordation
                                                                                                                state, local health, law enforcement,                                                                                                                         violated, the following procedures should be        The Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the         is licensed as a private career school with the
 Executive Vice President or President.                         Office of Justice Programs                                                                             written requests that identify the record(s)             requirements apply.
                                                                                                                or other appropriate agency.                                                                                                                                  followed:                                           arbitration to the fullest extent possible,          Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
 Administrators are not to reveal the name                      (651) 201-7310 • (800) 247-0390                                                                        they wish to inspect. The institution will           c. All Other Subpoenas – The institution
                                                                Website:                                    In compliance with the law, this institution               make arrangements for access and notify                                                                1. The individual must first try to resolve the     excluding all state arbitration laws. Judgment       Authorization and licensure is not an
 of the victim/survivor unless he/she chooses                                                               will make a good faith effort to maintain a                                                                        may disclose information pursuant to                                                               on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be
 to be identified.                                              www.ojp.state.mn.us/mccvs/index.htm                                                                    the student of the time and place where the             any other court order or lawfully issued          issue with the other member involved.                                                                 endorsement of the Institution. Credits earned
                                                                                                            drug- and alcohol-free college and work place              records may be inspected.                                                                                                                                  entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.    at the Institution may not transfer to all other
 The administrative office at each Campus shall,        9. The campus administration will inform                                                                                                                               subpoena only if the school makes a            2. If the matter is not resolved to the person’s
                                                                                                            through implementation of the preceding                                                                                                                                                                               The arbitrator shall have no authority to award      institutions. The education programs may not
 at all times, have readily available the name(s)          victims of their rights under the Crime                                                                  2. The right to request the amendment of                   reasonable effort to notify the parent or         satisfaction he/she has the option to follow
                                                                                                            policy and will establish and maintain a drug-                                                                                                                                                                        punitive damages, consequential or indirect          meet the needs of every student or employer.
 of local law enforcement agencies and sexual              Victims Bill of Rights, including the right                                                                 the student’s educational records that the              eligible student of the order or subpoena         the appropriate steps:
                                                                                                            and alcohol-free awareness program.                                                                                                                                                                                   damages, or other damages not measured by
 assault centers that are to be called for                 to assistance from the Office of the Crime                                                                  student believes are inaccurate or misleading.          in advance of compliance, so that the             a. Requests for further action on                                                                     • North Dakota State Board for Career and
                                                           Victim Ombudsman and the Crime Victims           Fact sheets associated with unlawful use,                  Students may ask the institution to amend               parent of student may seek protective                                                              the prevailing party’s actual damages. The
 immediate help.                                                                                            possession or distribution of illicit drugs and                                                                                                                         educational issues should be made to the                                                             Technical Education
                                                           Reparations Board. For further information                                                                  a record that they believe is inaccurate or             action. The institution will record all                                                            arbitrator also shall have no authority to award
 If the assault takes place outside the College                                                             alcohol may be obtained from the Campus                                                                                                                                 Academic Dean. The Dean will                                                                         State Capitol, 15th Floor,
                                                           refer to the Office of the Crime Victim                                                                     misleading. They should write the school                requests for information from a standard                                                           attorney’s fees or to collectively arbitrate any
 Campus or other Rasmussen facility, the                                                                    Director, Associate Campus Director, or the                                                                                                                             investigate the grievance, attempt to                                                                600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270
                                                           Ombudsman website at                                                                                        Director, clearly identify the part of the              court order or subpoena.                                                                           Controversy or Claim of or against more than
 victim/survivor should immediately contact, or                                                             Human Resources Department. Rasmussen                                                                                                                                   resolve it, and issue a decision to the                                                              Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
                                                           www.state.mn.us/ebranch/ocvo/homepage.                                                                      record they want changed, and specify why                                                                                                                  one Student regardless of whether or how many
 have a friend contact, the local law enforcement                                                           College considers these fact sheets an integral                                                              6. The right to disclose – without the written             student.                                                                                             (701) 328-3180
                                                           htm (651-642-0550) or the Crime Victims                                                                     it is inaccurate or misleading.                                                                                                                            other similarly circumstanced Students there
 and sexual assault center. Following the incident                                                          part of the Drug-Free College and Workplace                                                                     consent or knowledge of the student or               b. Students who feel they have an                may be. The Student and Rasmussen College
                                                           Reparations Board website at                                                                             If the institution decides not to amend the                                                                                                                                                                        • Minnesota Office of Higher Education
 the victim/survivor should notify the Campus                                                               Policy.                                                                                                         parent – information in education records               appropriate non-academic grievance            shall bear an equal share of the arbitrator’s fees
                                                           www.dps.state.mn.us/mccvs/                                                                               record as requested by the student, the                                                                                                                                                                              1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
 Director, Associate Campus Director, or                                                                                                                                                                                    to “appropriate parties in connection with an           should see the Campus Director. The           and administrative costs of arbitration charged
                                                           (651-282-6256).                                  The Federal Government has taken a number               institution will notify the student of the                                                                                                                                                                           St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
 Director of Human Resources of the assault                                                                                                                                                                                 emergency, if knowledge of the information              Campus Director will investigate the          by the American Arbitration Association but
                                                                                                            of legal steps to curb drug abuse and                   decision and advise the student of his or her                                                                                                                                                                        (651) 642-0567
 for support and assistance.                            Nothing in this policy shall prevent the                                                                                                                            is necessary to protect the health and safety           grievance, attempt to resolve it, and issue   otherwise the Student and Rasmussen College
                                                        complainant or the respondent from pursuing         distribution. These anti-drug laws affect several       right to a hearing regarding the request for            of the student or other individuals.”                                                                                                                      Approved For:
 Further, in either case, the victim/survivor                                                               areas of our lives. For instance, the Department                                                                                                                        a decision to the student.                    share bear their own costs and expenses of the
                                                        formal legal remedies or resolution through                                                                 amendment. Additional information regarding             Imminent danger of student or others must                                                                                                                  • Veterans’ Benefits by the
 should do the following:                                                                                   of Housing and Urban Development, which                 the hearing procedures will be provided to the                                                            Students or other interested parties may also       arbitration, including attorney’s fees. Except as
                                                        state of federal agencies or the courts.                                                                                                                            be present.                                                                                           may be required by law, no party to the                North Dakota State Approving Agency
 1. It is helpful to have a written summary of                                                              provides public housing funds, has the                  student when notified of the right to a hearing.                                                          contact:
    what happened while the memory is still             Drug Abuse Policy                                   authority to evict residents found to be involved                                                            7. The right to file a complaint with the U.S.                                                           arbitration nor an arbitrator may disclose the       • Veterans’ Benefits by the
                                                                                                                                                                    3. The right to consent to disclosures of               Department of Education concerning alleged        • North Dakota State Board
    clear.                                              Rasmussen College is committed to providing         in drug related crimes on or near the public                                                                                                                        for Career and Technical Education                existence, content, or results of any arbitration      Minnesota State Approving Agency
                                                                                                                                                                       personally identifiable information contained        failures by the College to comply with the                                                            hereunder without the prior written consent of
 2. No attempt should be made to bathe,                 a safe, drug-free environment for its students      housing pre¬mises. Businesses with federal                                                                                                                          State Capitol, 15th Floor,
                                                                                                                                                                       in the student’s education records, except to        requirements of FERPA. Students have the                                                              both the Student and Rasmussen College.
    change clothes, or otherwise clean up prior         and employees and to protecting its business        contracts are subject to a loss of those contracts                                                                                                                  600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270
                                                                                                                                                                       the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure          right to file a complaint with the U.S.
    to examination by a medical practitioner            from unnecessary financial loss due to drug or      if they do not promote a drug-free                                                                                                                                  Bismarck, ND 58505-0610                           Disclosure Policy
                                                                                                                                                                       without consent. One exception which                 Department of Education concerning alleged
    qualified to make determinations regarding          other intoxicant use among its employees.           environment. In our particular situation,                                                                                                                           (701) 328-3180                                    Availability of financial information regarding
                                                                                                                                                                       permits disclosure without consent is                failures by the institution to comply with the
    sexual assault.                                     This policy is based in substantial part on         students involved with drugs could lose their                                                                                                                     • Minnesota Office of Higher Education              the College may be requested from the Chief
                                                                                                                                                                       disclosure to school officials with legitimate       requirements of FERPA. The name and
 3. In most cases it will be helpful to have a          Rasmussen’s concern regarding the safety,           eligibility for financial aid. Further, they could                                                                                                                  1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350                 Financial Officer.
                                                                                                                                                                       educational interests. A school official is a        address of the office that administers FERPA
    friend with you when talking to the local           health and welfare of its employees and their       also be denied other federal benefits, disability,                                                                                                                  St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
                                                                                                                                                                       person employed by the institution in an             is: Family Policy Compliance Office,                                                                  Statement of Ownership
    law enforcement officials or sexual assault         families, its students and the community.           retirement, health, welfare, and Social Security.                                                                                                                   (651) 642-0567
                                                                                                                                                                       administrative, supervisory, academic or             U.S. Department of Education,                                                                         Rasmussen College, Inc., is a private
    center personnel.                                   Consistent with this commitment, Rasmussen          Finally, a record of a felony or conviction in a
                                                                                                                                                                       research, or support staff position (including       400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington,              • The Higher Learning Commission,                   corporation under the laws of the State of
                                                        College strictly prohibits:                         drug-related crime may prevent a person from
                                                                                                                                                                       law enforcement unit personnel and health            DC, 20202-4605.                                     a commission of the North Central                 Delaware. Rasmussen College, Inc. is the
 Victims’ Rights Under Sexual Assault                                                                       entering certain career fields.
                                                                                                                                                                       staff); a person or company with whom the
                                                        1. The presence of employees or students on                                                                                                                                                                             Association of Colleges and Schools,              parent company of the Rasmussen College
 Policy                                                                                                     Drugs and alcohol are highly addictive and                 institution has contracted (such as an            Directory Information
                                                           campus or in corporate offices while under                                                                                                                                                                           30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400,             system of schools with campuses located in
 If the assault is alleged to have been committed                                                           injurious to the person and can cause harmful              attorney, auditor, or collection agent); or a     Directory Information is that information
                                                           the influence of intoxicants, drugs or any                                                                                                                                                                           Chicago, Il 60602-2504                            the States of Florida, Illinois, Minnesota,
 by a member of our college community on                                                                    effects to virtually every aspect of a person's life,      student serving on an official committee,         which may be unconditionally released without
                                                           other controlled substances.                                                                                                                                                                                         (312) 263-0456.                                   North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 property owned by the Rasmussen the                                                                        i.e., relationships, family, job, school, physical,        such as a disciplinary or grievance               the consent of the student unless the student
                                                        2. The use, manufacturing, furnishing,              and emotional health. People who use drugs                                                                   has specifically requested that the information      Appeal Procedure                                    Corporate Officers:
 following additional policy applies:                                                                                                                                  committee, or assisting another school
                                                           possession, transfer, or trafficking of          and alcohol may lose their sense of                                                                          not be released. The school requires that such       Rasmussen College recognizes the rights of
 1. The victim is aware that criminal charges can          intoxicants, illegal drugs, or controlled                                                                   official in performing his or her tasks.                                                                                                                        – Robert E. King, Chairman
    be made with local law enforcement officials;                                                           responsibility, become restless, irritable,                A school official has a legitimate educational    requests be made in writing to the Director of       applicants, students, graduates, former
                                                           substances in any amount, in any manner, or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – J. Michael Locke, President,
                                                                                                            paranoid, depressed, inattentive, anxious, or              interest if the official needs to review an       the school within fifteen (15) days after the        students, and other parties who have dealings
 2. The prompt assistance of campus                        at any time on Rasmussen College campuses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chief Executive Officer, Secretary
                                                                                                            experience sexual indifference, loss of physical           education record in order to fulfill his or her   student starts classes.                              with the College as they relate to due process
    administration, or Rasmussen management                or in Rasmussen College corporate offices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Susan Falotico, Executive Vice President,
                                                                                                            coordination and appetite, go into a coma,                 professional responsibility.                      Directory Information includes: Student’s            in matters of alleged violation of policies,
    at the request of the victim, in notifying the      Rasmussen College has the right to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Financial Officer, Assistant
                                                                                                            experience convulsions, or even death.                                                                       name, date of birth, address(es); course of          procedures, and guidelines of the institution.
    appropriate law enforcement officials of a                                                                                                                      4. The right to disclose – without the written                                                                                                                       Secretary
                                                        1. Discipline employees, including dismissal,       Persons who use drugs and alcohol face not                                                                   study; extracurricular activities; degrees and/or    When an individual feels he/she has been
    sexual assault incident;                                                                                                                                           consent or knowledge of the student or
                                                           for felony convictions regarding illegal use,    only health risks, but their ability to function                                                             awards received; last school attended; dean’s list   unjustly treated, he/she can request the Chief           – Kristi A. Waite, Executive Vice
 3. A sexual assault victim’s participation in and                                                                                                                     parent – personally identifiable information
                                                           possession or trafficking of drugs.              in their personal and professional lives can be                                                              or equivalent; attendance status (full-time, part-   Academic Officer and/or Vice President of                  President, President of Rasmussen
    the presence of the victim’s attorney or other                                                                                                                     from the student’s education records to the
                                                        2. Take disciplinary action against employees       impaired as well. Some examples of this are                                                                  time) and dates of attendance (the period of         Region 1 of the College hear his/her grievance.            College
    support person at any campus or college                                                                                                                            Attorney General of the United States or to
                                                           who violate this policy. Employees may           a hangover, or a feeling of being “burnt out,”             his/her designee in response to an ex parte       time a student attends or attended Rasmussen         If an individual wishes to appeal a decision or          – Craig E. Pines, Executive Vice President
    facility disciplinary proceeding concerning                                                                                                                                                                          College not to include specific daily records of
                                                           also be suspended pending outcome of             being preoccupied with plans for the next                  order in connection with the investigation or                                                          requests a hearing for any other perceived
    a sexual assault complaint;                                                                                                                                                                                          attendance).
                                                           an investigation regarding compliance            drink, or “high” or slowed reflexes that can               prosecution of terrorism crimes specified in                                                           violation of rights, written statements of
 4. Notice to a sexual assault victim of the               with this policy                                 be especially dangerous while driving.                                                                       Students may restrict the release of Directory       appeal must be submitted to the Chief
    outcome of any campus or college facility                                                                                                                          sections 2332b(g)(5)(B) and 2331 of title 18,
                                                                                                            Alcohol related driving deaths are the top                 U.S. Code. In addition, the institution is not    Information except to school officials with          Academic Officer and/or Vice President of
    disciplinary proceeding concerning a sexual         Drug-Free School and Workplace                      killer of 15 to 24 year olds.                                                                                                                                     Region 1 within 15 calendar days of the issue
                                                                                                                                                                       required to record the disclosure of such         legitimate educational interests and others as
    assault complaint, consistent with laws             In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and                                                                                                                     outlined above. To do so, a student must make        in question. Response will be given within
                                                                                                            There are danger signals that could indicate               information in the student’s file. Further, if
    relating to data practices;                         Communities Act Amendments of 1989, 34                                                                                                                           the request in writing to the Business Office.       30 Days.
                                                                                                            when someone is in trouble with drugs or                   the institution has provided this information
 5. The complete and prompt assistance of               CFR Part 86, this institution is hereby declared    alcohol:                                                                                                     Once filed this becomes a permanent part of
                                                                                                                                                                       in good faith in compliance with an ex parte
    campus administration, or Rasmussen                 a drug- and alcohol-free college and workplace.                                                                                                                  the student’s record until the student instructs
                                                                                                               • inability to get along with family or friends         order issued under the amendment it is not
    management at the direction of law                  For more information visit The U. S.                                                                                                                             the institution, in writing, to have the request
                                                                                                               • uncharacteristic temper flare-ups                     liable to any person for the disclosure of this
    enforcement authorities, in obtaining,              Department of Education’s Higher Education                                                                                                                       removed.
                                                                                                                                                                       information.
    securing, and maintaining evidence in               Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention           • increased "secret" type behavior
    connection with a sexual assault incident;          website at www.edc.org/hec.                            • abrupt changes in mood or attitude




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                                                                 COLLEGE POLICIES                                                                                                                          COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION
 Standards of Satisfactory                           The CCR is determined as follows: Cumulative
                                                     credits earned / cumulative credits attempted in
                                                                                                             System Office                                        Central Services                                                            Campus and Academic Administration
 Progress For Institutional                          a program.                                              Tawnie L. Cortez,                                    Lamont Allen, Director of National Online Operations         Eden Prairie   Elizabeth Largent, Campus Director                                     Fargo
                                                                                                               President, Rasmussen College                         B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison                                     B.S., State University of New York
 and Financial Aid                                   The following will not be considered as credits
                                                                                                               B.A., Montana State University                     Lindsey Boynton, Assistant Marketing Manager                 Twin Cities
                                                     successfully completed or earned: F/FA, U/UN,                                                                                                                                            Jim Ihrke, Campus Director                                          Bismarck
 Guidelines                                          W/WD, I/IN. In addition, Foundations courses            J. Michael Locke,                                      B.A., University of Minnesota - Duluth                                      M.S., B.S., Mankato State University
 Satisfactory Academic Progress is                   are not included in the maximum number of                 Chief Executive Officer, Rasmussen College, Inc.
 defined as progression through an
                                                                                                                                                                  Natasha Bryant, Student Services Coordinator                    Orlando       A.A.S., University of Minnesota
                                                     credit hours attempted or successfully completed          J.D., Harvard University                             M.S., B.S., SUNY – Brockport
 academic program within a prescribed                toward completion of the degree when assessing                                                                                                                                           Amy Beito, Associate Campus Director                                   Fargo
 time frame. Lack of satisfactory
                                                                                                               M.B.A., Northwestern University                    Jessica Cisek, Human Resources Generalist                       Chicago       B.S., Minnesota State University - Moorhead
                                                     satisfactory progress.
 progress may jeopardize the students’                                                                         B.A., DePauw University                              M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
                                                     The maximum time frame for program                                                                                                                                                       Greg Sturm, Associate Campus Director                               Bismarck
 ability to complete their program.                  completion, or duration of eligibility, is a            Kristi A. Waite,                                       B.A., Florida State University                                              M.S., University of Mary
 Rasmussen College expects students to               period equal to 1.5 times the number of credits           Executive Vice President of School Operations      Stella Coker, Online Bookstore Manager                       Eden Prairie
 progress through programs based on                                                                            B.A., Concordia University                                                                                                     Timothy Loatman, Academic Dean                                         Fargo
                                                     required for program completion. Total credits                                                                 A.A.S., Rasmussen College
 the satisfactory progression standards              are indicated by each program listing in the                                                                                                                                               M.A., Colorado State University
                                                                                                             Susan Falotico,                                      Jonathan Edwards, Corporate Student Accounts Manager            Chicago       B.A., Moorhead State University
 listed here.                                        catalog. Credits accepted for transfer into the           Executive Vice President of Finance
                                                     College and credits earned by examination will                                                                 M.A., American Intercontinental University                                Kimberly Long, Academic Dean                                        Bismarck
 Credit Information                                  be deducted from the total credits required for
                                                                                                               M.B.A., University of Central Florida                B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
                                                                                                               B.A., Rutgers University                                                                                                         Ph.D., Capella University
 A full-time student must be enrolled for and        purposes of determining the maximum program                                                                  Greta Ferkel, Director of Online Student Services               Orlando       M.S., B.S., University of Mary
 successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit        time frame and will not be calculated in the            John Woods,                                            M.M.Ed., University of North Texas                                          A.S., A.A., Bismarck State College
 hours per quarter of attendance. A three-           credits attempted / credits earned percentage.            Vice President of Academic Affairs
 quarter time student must be enrolled for and                                                                                                                      B.M.E., University of Hartford                                            Greta Nelson, Dean of Students                                      Bismarck
                                                     A student cannot exceed one and one-half times            Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
 successfully complete a minimum of 9, 10, or        the standard time frame. Students who fail a                                                                 Angie Franke                                                      Online      B.S., Dickinson State University
 11 credit hours per quarter of attendance. A
                                                                                                               M.A., B.A., Carleton University – Canada
                                                     class are allowed to repeat the class. The credits
                                                                                                             Matthew Beehr,                                       Regional Director of Student Financial Services – Region 2                  Michelle Maack Friederichs                                        Twin Cities
 half-time student must be enrolled for and          are counted in the financial aid award. Students                                                               A.A.S., Rasmussen College
 successfully complete a minimum of 6, 7, or 8                                                                 Accreditation and Licensing Specialist                                                                                         Director of Residential Faculty Development and Educational Quality
                                                     who wish to repeat a course, and have earned                                                                 Robin Gennell, Manager of Personal Support Center               Orlando       Ed.D., St. Mary’s University
 credit hours per quarter of attendance. The         above a failing grade, are responsible for paying         M.A., University of Minnesota
 exception to this is that as of July 1, 1992, the                                                             B.A., University of Michigan                         A.A., Brevard Community College                                             M.A., Minnesota State University – Mankato
                                                     for the class out of pocket in this instance. These
 Minnesota State Grant Program adopted the           credits cannot be included in the student’s                                                                  Seth Grimes, Manager of Student Support Services                Orlando       B.A., College of St. Benedict
 policy whereby 15 credit hours per quarter
                                                                                                             Patrick Branham,
                                                     financial aid award.                                      Vice President of Finance                            M.B.A., Benedictine University                                            Roger Grimm, Bachelor’s Degree Program Coordinator                     Fargo
 constitutes full-time attendance. There are                                                                                                                        B.S., University of Alabama                                                 M.B.A., B.U.S., North Dakota State University
                                                     If a student’s CGPA falls below a 2.00 or they            M.B.A., University of Chicago
 nine additional levels of eligibility below that,
                                                     fail to meet the CCR, (the necessary percentage           CPA, B.S., Illinois State University               Toni Hobbs, Senior Financial Aid Manager                     Twin Cities    Charli Weatherford, Assistant Dean National Online                  Orlando
 to a minimum of 3 credit hours per quarter.
                                                     of attempted/earned credits) or duration of                                                                    M.A.M., Bellevue University                                                 M.S., Nova Southeastern University
 Definition of an Academic Year                      eligibility requirements, the student is placed on      Greg Finkelstein,
                                                                                                               Vice President of Marketing                          B.A., College of St. Mary                                                   B.A., Newberry College
 is a Minimum Of:                                    academic warning during the subsequent
   36 Quarter Credits                                quarter. After counseling, the student signs an           B.S., Tulane University                            Jason Jones, Student Services Coordinator                       Orlando
   30 Weeks                                          agreement to the conditions of the warning              George Fogel,                                          B.A., University of West Florida
 Standards of Academic Progress
                                                     period. During the academic warning period,
                                                                                                               Vice President of Compliance                       Christine Kergold, Student Services Coordinator                 Orlando     Admissions Department
                                                     eligibility for financial aid continues.
 Mid-quarter and final grade reports are                                                                       M.B.A., University of Chicago                        B.M.E., University of Central Florida                                     Jeff Hagy, Director of Student Recruitment                        Twin Cities
                                                     A student who does not meet the 2.00 CGPA,
 distributed to all students. Cumulative grade       CCR, (the necessary percentage of                         B.A., DePauw University                            Bob King, Jr., Director of Marketing – Client Services          Chicago       B.A., St. Cloud State University
 point averages and successful course                attempted/earned credits), or duration of               Kenneth Fruitrail,                                     M.B.A., Northwestern University                                           Paul Kramer, Director of Training and Development                 Twin Cities
 completion of credits attempted are monitored       eligibility at the end of the academic warning            Accreditation and Licensing Specialist               B.A., DePauw University
 quarterly. All grades relate to credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M.A., University of St. Thomas
                                                     period will be placed on academic probation.              M.A., Northern Illinois University                 Wendy M. Knafla, Marketing Manager                             St. Cloud      B.A., University of Wisconsin
 successfully completed with the exception of        Students who are placed on academic probation
 the “W/WD” and “U/UN” which is counted                                                                        B.A., Rowan College                                  B.A., St. Cloud State University                                          Mike Heitkamp, Director of Admissions                               Bismarck
                                                     do not receive financial aid. At
 as an attempted course for the purpose of           the end of the academic probation period                Susan M. Hammerstrom,                                Jeff Laing, Student Services Coordinator                        Orlando       M.B.A., B.S., University of Mary
 maximum time frame and percentage of                a student must meet the 2.0 CGPA and required             Vice President of Student Recruitment                A.S., Full Sail Real World Education                                      Shannon Balerud, High School Admissions Representative              Bismarck
 course completion and may have an effect on         percentage of attempted / earned credits, or              B.S., St. Cloud State University
 achieving satisfactory progress. Courses which
                                                                                                                                                                  Patricia A. Laury, SPHR, Human Resources Director               Chicago       B.S., University of North Dakota
                                                     duration of eligibility. Students who fail to meet      Jim Maza,                                              M.Ed., Kent State University
 have been transferred from other institutions       the terms of probation will be terminated from                                                                                                                                           Adam Carow, Admissions Representative                               Bismarck
 will be listed on the student’s transcript with a                                                             Chief Information Officer                            B.A., Long Island University                                                B.S., University of Mary
                                                     the college.
 “TR” designation. Courses for which a                                                                         M.S., DePaul University                            Donnie Murphy, Online Scheduling Coordinator                 Eden Prairie
                                                     Mitigating Circumstances: Termination from                                                                                                                                               Karrie Huber, Admissions Representative                             Bismarck
 student has received credit by examination will                                                               B.S., DeVry University                               A.A.S., A.A.S., Rasmussen College                                           B.A., North Dakota State University
 be listed as “TO” (Test-Out) on the student’s       college, due to probationary status, may be
                                                     appealed to the Academic Review Committee.              Craig Pines,                                         Debora Murray, National Director of Financial Aid            Twin Cities
 transcript. However, grade points from                                                                                                                                                                                                       Raquel Jessen, Admissions Representative                            Bismarck
                                                     This committee is composed of the Academic                Executive Vice President                             B.A., University of North Dakota
 institutions other than Rasmussen College and                                                                                                                                                                                                  M.B.A., University of Mary
 credit by examination will not be computed in       Dean and two instructors who will determine if            B.S., Indiana University                           Carmen Price, Online Faculty Manager                              Online
                                                     mitigating circumstances apply. All appeals must                                                                                                                                           B.S., Dickinson State University
 the Rasmussen College grade point average                                                                   Scott R. Reimer,                                       M.B.C., University of St. Thomas
                                                     be made in writing addressing the nature of the                                                                                                                                          Barb Schantz, Admissions Representative                             Bismarck
 and will not be counted as credits attempted
                                                     circumstances that warrant exception to the
                                                                                                               Chief Accounting Officer                             B.A., University of Minnesota
 or earned for determining Satisfactory                                                                        CPA, B.S., St. John’s University                                                                                               Colleen Scott, Admissions Representative                            Bismarck
 Progress.                                           policy stated above. All appeals are reviewed and                                                            Chris Sangrey, CMS Application Administrator                    Orlando
                                                     ruled on upon within five business days.                Matthew Segaard,                                                                                                                 John Wilson, Director of Admissions                                    Fargo
 All students must comply with the following                                                                                                                        B.A., University of Central Florida                                         A.A.S., Aakers Business College
                                                     Students will be notified in writing regarding the        Chief Academic Officer
 components, which are used to measure a             outcome of the appeal. The ruling of the                                                                     Randall Smith, Director of Online Instruction                   Chicago     Linda Froehlich, Admissions Representative                             Fargo
 student’s Satisfactory Progress (SAP) towards                                                                 Ph.D., University of Minnesota                       M.A., B.A., Auburn University
                                                     committee is final and cannot be appealed.                M.A., Ohio University                                                                                                          Randy Harwood, Admissions Representative                               Fargo
 the completion of a degree, diploma or              Should a student choose to transfer from one                                                                 Lynn Voss, Human Resources Generalist                           Chicago
 certificate. The components are:                    program to another, only the grades and credits
                                                                                                               M.A., B.A., Bowling Green State University                                                                                       B.S., North Dakota State University
                                                                                                                                                                    B.A., University of Illinois – Champaign
 1. A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)          that apply to the new program will be calculated        Bill Van Huis,                                                                                                                   Aaron Johnson, Admissions Representative                               Fargo
    consistent with graduation requirements.         in the student’s CGPA and CCR. Students who               Vice President of Region 4                                                                                                       B.S., University of Minnesota – Crookston
 2. Cumulative Completion Rate (CCR)                 withdraw from the institution and later re-enter          B.A., Michigan State University                                                                                                Sandra Koebernick, Admissions Representative                           Fargo
 3. Duration of eligibility, which is up to          the College in the same program will continue at        Larry A. Waite,                                                                                                                    B.S., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
    150% of the program.                             the same satisfactory progress and evaluation
                                                     points in effect at the time of withdrawal.               Vice President of Real Estate                                                                                                  Tami Lacina, Admissions Representative                                 Fargo
 A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)                                                                       M.A., University of St. Thomas                                                                                                   B.S., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
 equal to or greater than 2.00 is required for       Satisfactory Progress calculations for re-entering
                                                     students who change programs will include only            B.S., Metropolitan State University                                                                                            Aaron Martin, Admissions Representative                                Fargo
 graduation. In addition, at the end of the
 second academic year (6 quarters), students         the grades and credits attempted and earned for         Greg Witte,                                                                                                                        B.S., North Dakota State University
 must have a CGPA equal to or greater than           courses that are part of the student’s new                Vice President of Region 2
                                                     program; in such cases a CCR of 25% is                                                                                                                                                   Jennifer Mastrud, Admissions Representative                            Fargo
 2.00 to be making satisfactory academic                                                                       B.M.E., Central Missouri State University                                                                                        B.S., North Dakota State University
 progress.                                           required at the end of a student’s first quarter
                                                     after re-entry into a new program, a CCR of             Cathy Wogen,                                                                                                                     Shari Moe, Admissions Representative                                   Fargo
 A Cumulative Completion Rate (CCR) of               50% at the end of the student’s second quarter            Director of Campus Operations
 25% is required at the end of a student’s first                                                                                                                                                                                                B.S., North Dakota State University
                                                     after re-entry into a new program, and a CCR of           B.S., St. Cloud State University
 quarter. A Cumulative Completion Rate               67% is required at the end of that student’s third                                                                                                                                       Brein Olmstead, Admissions Representative                              Fargo
 (CCR) of 50% is required at the end of a            quarter and every quarter thereafter.                                                                                                                                                      B.S., North Dakota State University
 student’s second quarter. A Cumulative
 Completion Rate (CCR) of 67% is required at
 the end of a student’s third quarter and every
 quarter thereafter.




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                                           COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                                                          C O L L E G E FA C U LT Y
 Student Services                                                        School of Allied Health                                                       School of Business
 Joshua Brorby, Financial Aid Officer                        Bismarck    Bradley Moore, National Director of Allied Health and Nursing     Orlando     Becky Bowen                                                  Bismarck    Linda Beuning                                     Online
   B.S., University of Mary                                                B.S.N., University of South Alabama                                           J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill                          B.S., St. Cloud State University
 Carolyn Halverson, Student Accounts Manager                 Bismarck    Sheila Bitz                                                       Bismarck      B.A., Wakeforest University                                            Jenny Ekern                                       Online
 Beth Mertz, Financial Planning Coordinator                  Bismarck      B.U.S., Dickinson State University                                          Aimee Copas                                                  Bismarck      M.A., University of Wollongong, NSW Australia
   A.A.S., Aakers Business College                                         A.S., Bismarck State College                                                  M.S., Northern State University                                        Kari Grittner, CPA                                Online
 Kara Strom, Administrative Assistant                        Bismarck    Kali Hardy, ACSP                                                  Bismarck      B.S., University of Mary                                                 B.S., University of Wisconsin - Stout
   A.A.S., Aakers Business College                                         Medical Laboratory Technician Campus Coordinator                            Darcie Dykema                                                Bismarck    Rahndy Jadinak                                    Online
 Lynell Thueson, Administrative Assistant                    Bismarck      B.S., Minot State University                                                  B.S., Minot State University                                             B.S., Minnesota State University – Mankato
   A.A., Mayville State University                                       Yolanda Karas, Licensed Massage Therapist                         Bismarck      A.A., Bismarck State College                                           Virginia Knox                                     Online
 Eric Wingenbach, Director of Student Financial Services     Bismarck      B.S., Dickinson State University                                            Rachel Kuntz                                                 Bismarck      M.Ed., Capella University
   B.A., Dickinson State University                                        A.A.S., Williston State College                                               M.S., University of Mary                                                 B.S., Alcorn State University
   A.A., Bismarck State College                                          David MacDonald                                                   Bismarck      B.S., Dickinson State University                                       Karen Krych                                       Online
                                                                           M.D., University of Birmingham                                                B.S., Minot State University                                             B.S., St. Cloud State University
 John Andrick, Student Accounts Assistant                       Fargo                                                                                    A.S., A.A., Bismarck State College
   B.U.S., North Dakota State University                                   M.S., University of Mary                                                                                                                             Peggy Peterson                                    Online
                                                                         Peggy Martin, ACSP                                                Bismarck    Tara Lacher                                                  Bismarck      M.S., Arkansas State University
 Emily Halvorson, Financial Aid Officer                         Fargo
                                                                           B.S., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill                              M.P.A., University of North Dakota                                       B.S., Culver-Stockton College
   B.S., North Dakota State University
                                                                         Christine Neer, CPC                                               Bismarck      B.S., University of Mary                                                 A.A.S., Three Rivers Community College
 Gayle Johnson, Student Services Coordinator                    Fargo
                                                                           A.A.S., Bismarck State College                                              James Long, PHR                                              Bismarck    Kathy Sauer, CPA                                  Online
   M.S., North Dakota State University
                                                                         Stacy Ryan, Licensed Massage Therapist                            Bismarck      Ph.D. Capella University                                                 B.S., North Dakota State University
   B.S.W., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
                                                                           B.S., Dickinson State University                                              M.B.A., M.S., B.S., University of Mary                                   A.S., North Dakota State College of Science
 Kari McKee, Student Accounts Manager                           Fargo                                                                                    A.S. Bismarck State College
   B.Acc., North Dakota State University                                   A.A.S., Williston State College                                                                                                                      Marty Toole                                       Online
                                                                         Kathleen Beck                                                        Fargo    Keith Magnusson                                              Bismarck      M.S., Chapman University
 Ted McKinney, IT Support Specialist                            Fargo                                                                                    J.D. Washburn University
   B.S., University of Minnesota                                           M.B.A., University of North Dakota                                                                                                                     B.S., Wayland Baptist University
                                                                           B.S.N., University of North Dakota                                            B.S. University of North Dakota
 Christina Nelson, Financial Planning Coordinator               Fargo                                                                                  Paula Messmer                                                Bismarck
   A.A.S., Aakers Business College                                       Lael Richards                                                        Fargo
                                                                           B.S., Valley City State University                                            M.S., B.S., University of Mary
 Karen Nelson, Career Services Advisor                          Fargo                                                                                    A.A.S., Lake Region State College
   B.A., Concordia College – Moorhead                                                                                                                  Sheila Moffatt                                               Bismarck
 Darwin Olson, Director of Student Financial Services           Fargo                                                                                    B.S., University of Mary
   A.A.S., University of North Dakota - Lake Region                      School of Justice Studies                                                       B.S., North Dakota State University
 DeNell Peterson, Financial Aid Officer                         Fargo    Carie Ann Potenza, Director of Justice Studies                  Twin Cities   Glen Philbrick                                               Bismarck
 June Schott, Registrar                                         Fargo     M.A., Rutgers University                                                       M.S., B.S., Minot State University
                                                                          B.A., University of Albany                                                   Kathy Redekopp                                               Bismarck
                                                                         Mark Turner                                                       Bismarck      B.A., University of Montana
                                                                          B.S., Minot State University                                                 Tony Richards                                                Bismarck
 Communication Department                                                Leo Rognlin                                                          Fargo      M.A., Webster University
 Eric Gomez                                                     Fargo     M.A., University of Mary                                                       B.S., The American University
  B.A., Minnesota State University – Moorhead                             B.S., Bemidji State University                                               Brad Schaffer                                                Bismarck
                                                                         Rachel Wallock                                                       Fargo      M.S., B.S., University of Mary
                                                                          M.A., University of Mary                                                     Joyce Tello                                                  Bismarck
 General Education Department                                             B.S., North Dakota State University                                            M.S., B.S., University of Mary
 Wendy Allan                                                 Bismarck                                                                                  Robert Anderson                                                 Fargo
   M.S., University of Mary                                                                                                                              B.S.Ed., Mayville State University
   B.S., Dickinson State University                                      School of Technology and Design                                                 B.B.A., B.B.A., University of North Dakota
 Shadd Piehl                                                 Bismarck    Jim Maza, Director of Technology and Design                     Twin Cities   MacDalton Berns                                                 Fargo
   M.F.A., Minnesota State University                                      M.A., DePaul University                                                       M.A., University of Mary
   B.A., B.A., North Dakota State University                               B.S., DeVry University                                                        B.S., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
 Duane Pool                                                  Bismarck    Jim McCormick, Department Chair,                                Twin Cities   Sarah Dixon                                                     Fargo
   Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Colorado State University                          Technology and Information Management                                           B.A., Concordia College – Moorhead
 Scott Dack                                                     Fargo      M.B.A, University of Nebraska                                               William Erickson                                                Fargo
   M.A., George Mason University                                           B.S., Michigan State University                                               M.A., University of Mary
   B.A., University of Nebraska – Lincoln                                Jeff Brown                                                        Bismarck      B.S., Southern Illinois University
 David Kirk                                                     Fargo      M.S., University of Denver                                                  Brenda Finger                                                   Fargo
   M.A., B.A., Rhode Island College                                        B.A., Lakeland University                                                     M.A., University of Mary
 Jane Laux                                                      Fargo      A.S., A.A., Bismarck State College                                            B.S., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
   M.A., B.A., University of North Dakota                                Shawn Logan                                                          Fargo    Robert Johnston                                                 Fargo
                                                                           B.S., Valley City State University                                            M.S., M.S., University of Mary
                                                                                                                                                         B.A., Minot State University
 Library/Learning Resources Department                                                                                                                 John Lazorenko                                                  Fargo
                                                                                                                                                         B.S., Dickinson State University
 Chandra Hirning, Reference Librarian                        Bismarck
  M.Ed., University of Wisconsin                                                                                                                       Roxanne Visser                                                  Fargo
  B.A., Calvin College                                                                                                                                   B.S., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
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  M.S., M.L.S., Indiana University                                                                                                                       M.B.A., Bellevue University
  B.A., University of Iowa                                                                                                                               B.S., Southern Nazarene University




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