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                                                                      Table of Contents


                                                                      Academic Calendar ..........................2
                    4089 Val Tech Road
                       P. O. Box 928
                Valdosta, Georgia 31603-0928                          President’s Message ..........................3
                     www.valdostatech.org
                                                                      General Information ........................4
The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational
purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a
contract between a student and this institution. While every
                                                                      Admissions ......................................7
effort will be made to ensure accuracy of the material stated
herein, we reserve the right to change any provision listed in this
catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for
                                                                      Financial Information ....................20
graduation and various fees and charges without actual notice to
individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students
advised of such changes.
                                                                      Academic Information....................29

Valdosta Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting
Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 41
                                                                      Campus Regulations ......................37
Perimeter Center East, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30346, telephone 770-
396-3898 or 800-917-2081, fax 770-396-3790.
                                                                      Student Services ............................44
Valdosta Technical College is a unit of the Georgia Department
of Technical and Adult Education.
                                                                      Business & Industry Services..........49
Valdosta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of
sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, or disability/
handicap in admissions, in employment, or in access to its
                                                                      Program Descriptions ....................52
educational programs and/or activities. Any violation or
questions should be directed to Mary Ann Hagler, Executive
Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, Building 500, Office
                                                                      Course Descriptions........................87
510, 4089 Val Tech Road, PO Box 928, Valdosta, GA 31603-
0928 or call (229) 333-2111; or Butch Moser, Director of
Admissions and Section 504 Coordinator, Building 500, Office
                                                                      Faculty and Staff ..........................144
546, 4089 Val Tech Road, PO Box 928, Valdosta, GA 31603-
0928 or call (229) 249-4821; or Denise Lee-Mathis, Director of
Adult Literacy and Civil Rights Title VI Coordinator, East Park
                                                                      Maps ............................................154
Avenue Campus, Director’s Office, PO Box 928, Valdosta, GA
31603-0928 or call (229) 333-2125. The hearing impaired may
call (TDD) 1-800-225-0056.
                                                                      Index ............................................155
Revised Jan. 2002
    2                                       Academic Calendar

SUMMER QUARTER 2002                                             January 8    All Students Purchase Books / New Students
July 1-3      Annual Leave/In-Service                                        Orientation / First Official Day of Class /
July 4        Holiday (Independence Day)                                     Evening Classes Start & Purchase Books
July 5        Annual Leave/In-Service                           January 11   First Day for Saturday Classes
July 8        Late Registration (Day and Evening Students)/     January 13   Drop/Add Deadline
              IDs                                               January 14   Winter Graduation (Mathis Auditorium)
July 9        Dead Day / In-Service / New Student Orientation   January 20   Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday)
              for Evening Students                              February 13 Work Ethics Mid-term grades due
July 10       All Students Purchase Books / New Students        February 15 Saturday Class Holiday
              Orientation / First Official Day of Class /       February 17 Holiday (Confederate Memorial Day /
              Evening Classes Start & Purchase Books                         Presidents Day)
July 13       First Day of Saturday Classes                     March 4      Spring Quarter Registration for New &
July 15       Drop/Add Deadline                                              Returning Students / IDs
July 23       Summer Graduation (Mathis Auditorium)             March 22     Last Day for Saturday Classes
August 14     Work Ethics Mid-term grades due                   March 24     Last Day of Winter Quarter
August 31     Saturday Class Holiday                            March 25     Grades due no later than 3 p.m. In-Service
Sept. 2       Holiday (Labor Day)                                            /Annual Leave
Sept. 5       Fall Quarter Registration for New & Returning     Mar. 26-28 In-Service/Annual Leave
              Students / IDs                                    Mar. 31-     Annual Leave/In-Service (Spring Break for
Sept. 20      Last Day of Summer Quarter                        Apr. 4 Lowndes County and Valdosta City School
Sept. 21      Last Day for Saturday Classes                                  Systems)
Sept. 23      Grades due no later than 3 p.m.             In-
              Service/Annual Leave                              SPRING QUARTER 2003
Sept. 24-27   Annual Leave/ In-Service                          April 7       Late Registration (Day and Evening Students)/
                                                                              IDs
FALL QUARTER 2002                                               April 8       Dead Day / In-Service / New Student
Sept. 30      Late Registration (Day and Evening Students)/                   Orientation for Evening Students
              IDs                                               April 9       All Students Purchase Books / New Students
October 1     Dead Day / In-Service / New Student Orientation                 Orientation / First Official Day of Class /
              for Evening Students                                            Evening Classes Start & Purchase Books
October 2     All Students Purchase Books / New Students        April 12      First Day of Saturday Classes
              Orientation / First Official Day of Class /       April 14      Drop /Add Deadline
              Evening Classes Start & Purchase Books            April 15      Spring Graduation (Mathis Auditorium)
October 5     First Day for Saturday Classes                    May 14        Work ethics Mid-term grades due
October 7     Drop/Add Deadline                                 May 24        Saturday Class Holiday
October 8     Fall Graduation (Mathis Auditorium)               May 26        Holiday (National Memorial Day)
October 14 Holiday (Columbus Day)                               June 3 Summer Quarter Registration for New & Returning
Nov. 11       Holiday (Veterans Day Observed)                          Students / IDs
Nov. 12       Work Ethics Mid-term grades due                   June 19       Last Day of Spring Quarter
Nov. 27       Annual Leave/In-Service Day                       June 20       Grades due no later than 3 p.m. In-Service/
Nov. 28       Holiday (Thanksgiving)                                          Annual Leave
Nov. 29       Holiday (Lee’s Birthday)                          June 21       Last Day for Saturday Classes (Grades due)
Nov. 30       Saturday Class Holiday                            June 23-30    Annual Leave/In-Service
Dec. 3Winter Quarter Registration for New & Returning
       Students / IDs                                           SUMMER QUARTER 2003
Dec. 14       Last Day for Saturday Classes                     (SUMMER QUARTER 2003 DATES TENTATIVE, PENDING APPROVAL OF
Dec. 19       Last Day of Fall Quarter                          2003/2004 CALENDAR COMMITTEE )
Dec. 20       Grades due no later than 3 p.m.             In-
              Service/Annual Leave                              July 1-3     Annual Leave/In-Service
Dec. 23-24    Annual Leave/In-Service                           July 4       Holiday (Independence Day)
Dec. 25       Holiday (Christmas)                               July 7       Late Registration (Day and Evening Students)/
Dec. 26       Holiday (Washington’s Birthday Observed)                       IDs
Dec. 27-31    Annual Leave/In-Service                           July 8       Dead Day / In-Service / New Student
January 1     Holiday (New Year’s Day)                                       Orientation for Evening Students
January 2-3 Annual Leave/In-Service                             July 9       All Students Purchase Books / New Students
                                                                             Orientation / First Official Day of Class /
WINTER QUARTER 2003                                                          Evening Classes Start & Purchase Books
January 6     Late Registration (Day and Evening Students)/     July 12      First Day for Saturday Classes
              IDs                                               July 14Drop/Add Deadline
January 7     Dead Day / In-Service / New Student Orientation   July 15      Summer Graduation (Mathis Auditorium)
              for Evening Students
                        The President’s Message                                      3




W         elcome to Valdosta Technical College.
          The faculty, staff and I are pleased that
          you have chosen this college as the
place to pursue your education and career goals.
We will offer you courteous customer service
through personal attention in admissions and
financial aid as well as excellent up-to-date
program instruction. If you invest your time and
effort here, you will accrue dividends in the
future. You will be prepared for employment in
our six-county service area. Ninety-six percent of
our graduates are employed in their career fields.
Our mission is to provide quality instruction
enabling students to develop knowledge, skills,
and good work ethics resulting in entry-level
employment, career advancement, and the
promotion of lifelong learning. Valdosta Tech is
the job school! It is our goal to train you
utilizing the most current technology with strong
direction and sound advice from the employers
of south Georgia. Your instructors will be among the most skilled and qualified in
the State of Georgia. They will take an active interest in your performance and
progress and encourage you in your pursuit of excellence.
We emphasize work ethics as an essential component of your preparation for the
working world. Valdosta Tech is recognized nationwide as a pioneer in teaching
work ethics in technical programs. Each quarter ten traits of work ethics will be
taught, graded and displayed on your transcript. Good work ethics grades are as,
if not more, important than course grades to your future employers.
You have taken the first step toward improving your life and gaining knowledge to
begin or advance in a career. Thank you for choosing us as partners on your path
of lifelong learning.
                                               Sincerely,



                                               James A. Bridges
                                               President
   4                                      General Information

                        MISSION                               Valdosta Technical College is a unit within the Georgia
                                                              Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE).
The mission of Valdosta Technical College is to provide
                                                              The governing board for the college is the Georgia State
quality instruction enabling students to develop
                                                              Board of Technical and Adult Education.
knowledge, skills, and good work ethics resulting in entry-
level employment, career advancement, and the promotion
                                                              The State Board of Technical and Adult Education
of lifelong learning.
                                                              became a statutory body on July 1, 1986, and has
                                                              subsequently assumed direct governance of the majority
                                                              of Georgia technical colleges and technical divisions
                  A BRIEF HISTORY                             within state-operated technical colleges. The State Board
Valdosta Technical Institute (VTI) was founded in 1963 for    of Technical and Adult Education was established with
the purpose of providing quality postsecondary skills         the responsibility for the governance and management of
training and occupational education to the citizens of        all the state supported technical and adult colleges. The
Lowndes County and the surrounding five county area.          Board executes its responsibilities in two primary ways:
The school was founded cooperatively by the state             1. by adopting policies to provide general guidelines for
legislature, the Valdosta Board of Education, and the            governing the system; and
Lowndes County Board of Education. The Valdosta Board         2. by appointing a Commissioner, who is given the
of Education agreed to be the operations and fiscal agent        responsibility and authority for the administration of
for the institution, and continued to function in that role      the system in accordance with the adopted policies,
until 1989 when Valdosta Tech had its governance                 and who is the chief executive officer of the State
transferred to the newly formed Georgia Department of            Department of Technical and Adult Education.
Technical and Adult Education.
                                                              Valdosta Technical College is authorized by the State
The institution has experienced phenomenal growth             Board of Technical and Adult Education (SBTAE) to
through the years. Valdosta Technical Institute opened        award certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees.
with four instructional programs and 37 students. It has      State Board of Technical And Adult Education
expanded to offer 71 occupational training programs as
well as many classes in continuing education and adult        Mr. William S. Harris, Sr., Chair
literacy. Nearly 9,000 area students are now served           1801 Rose Avenue, Americus, GA 31709
annually by the institution.                                  Mr. Harold R. Reynolds, Vice-Chair
                                                              2001 Linger Longer Road, Greensboro, GA 30642
Another landmark date in the history of Valdosta Tech was
the official designation of the institution as a college in
October 2000. This change more accurately reflects the               VALDOSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
quality and levels of service provided by Valdosta Tech to
its constituents.                                                        BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                              While the State Board of Technical and Adult Education
Today, Valdosta Technical College is recognized as a          is the governing Board of Valdosta Technical College, a
leading educational institution in south Georgia, and one     Local Board of Directors operates in concert with the
with a significant positive impact on the area’s economy.     State Board to accomplish the college’s goals. Local
A mutually beneficial partnership between VTC and local       boards were established for each college based on the
business and industry has resulted in an economic             philosophy that decisions regarding individual schools
development plus a pool of well-trained employees ready to    should be made at the local level, and a portion of the
accept rewarding employment. Valdosta Tech’s                  authority and responsibility of governance should be
commitment to quality assures a continuing legacy of          delegated to the local boards. The State Board delegates
service to the citizens of south Georgia.                     to the local boards the authority to develop local policies
                                                              and procedures to meet the needs of the college’s service
                                                              area.
         STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL
                                                              Valdosta Technical College’s Board of Directors is
           AND ADULT EDUCATION
                                                              composed of nine members representing the college’s
                                          General Information                                                    5



designated six-county service area. The State Board of                     41 Perimeter Center East, NE,
Technical and Adult Education appoints local board                                   Suite 640
members for three-year terms, with no member serving                            Atlanta, GA 30346
more than three consecutive three-year terms. At least one
member from each county is represented on the board.         Professional Accreditation/Affiliations
Board membership also reflects the demographics of the       • The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the
service area. Members’ terms are staggered to promote          American Dental Association, Commission on Dental
continuity in board membership.                                Accreditation.
                                                             • The Dental Assisting Program is a candidate for
                Valdosta Technical College                     accreditation by the American Dental Association,
                    Board of Directors                         Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Frank O’Quinn – Chair Cook County                            • The Radiologic Technology program is approved by
Dee Shiver – Vice Chair Berrien County                         the American Medical Association and the Joint
Sandra Cooper                   Brooks County                  Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Owen Harris                     Lowndes County                 Technology.
Calvin Marshall         Lowndes County                       • The Practical Nursing program is approved by the
Dot McLeod                      Echols County                  Board of Examiners for Practical Nursing for the State
Kem Mancil                      Lanier County                  of Georgia.
Tom Stalvey                     Lowndes County               • The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the
Jerome Tucker                   Lowndes County                 Committee on Allied Health Education and
                                                               Accreditation in collaboration with the American
                                                               Association of Medical Assistants.
             VTC FOUNDATION , INC.                           • Emergency Medical Technician graduates are eligible
                                                               to sit for the national registry intermediate exam,
Purpose                                                        which provides both state and national certification.
The Valdosta Technical College Foundation was                • Paramedic Technology program graduates are eligible
established in 1988 as a nonprofit organization whereby        to sit for the paramedic certification test administered
funds, property, and other types of financial assistance       by the Georgia Composite Board of Medical
could be channeled to the college for support and              Examiners.
development of educational, cultural, social, civic, and     • The Cosmetology program is approved by the Georgia
professional endeavors. The foundation provides academic       State Board of Cosmetology.
and institutional support, scholarships, endowments, and     • Valdosta Technical College is approved for the
in various ways promotes the mission of the college.           training of veterans under the Veteran’s Re-
                                                               Adjustment Act of 1966 as amended, Public Law 894
Board of Trustees                                              (Disabled Veterans), and Public Law 634 (War
The members of The Board of Trustees, who are                  Orphans).
empowered to administer donations to the foundation, are     • Valdosta Technical College is designated as a test
distinguished business and civic leaders from the counties     center for the General Education Development
within the college’s service area.                             (GED) high school equivalency exam.
                                                             • The Valdosta Technical College chapter of Delta
                                                               Epsilon Chi is affiliated with both the Georgia and
       ACCREDITATIONS, APPROVALS &                             National Associations of Junior Collegiate Delta
             CERTIFICATIONS                                    Epsilon Chi.
                                                             • The Valdosta Technical College chapter of VICA
National Accreditation                                         (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) is affiliated
Valdosta Technical College is accredited by the                with both the Georgia and National VICA
Commission of the Council on Occupational Education to         Associations.
award technical certificates, diplomas, and associate of     • The Valdosta Technical College chapter of Phi Beta
applied technology degrees. The address is:                    Lambda is affiliated with both the Georgia and
                 Accrediting Commission
           Council on Occupational Education
   6                                      General Information

  National chapters of that organization.
• The Commercial Truck Driving program is certified by
  The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America.

       PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Valdosta Technical College utilizes program advisory
committees consisting of at least three representatives of
local industry to ensure that the college maintains
programs that are meeting the current training needs in
each field of specialization. This enables programs to adapt
to changes that occur in the field. These advisory
committees meet twice per year, usually in the Winter and
Spring Quarters, and are composed of members of
business, industry, and education from the six county
service area.

              CAMPUS INFORMATION
The instructional activities of Valdosta Technical College
are operated at two primary locations, a main campus in
Valdosta, Georgia, and a branch campus in Cook County.
Adult Literacy and Continuing Education classes are
regularly conducted at various locations throughout the six-
county service area as well as the main and branch campus
sites. Courses may be available in a variety of locations on
a contract basis through our Business and Industry
Services Division.


                                                               Location map of Valdosta Technical College main campus at 4089
                                                               Val Tech Road, Valdosta, Georgia




Main Campus
Valdosta Technical College
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31603

Branch Campus
Cook County Workforce Development Center
Valdosta Technical College
1001 Elm Street
Sparks, GA 31647




                                                               Location map of Cook County Workforce Development Center, a
                                                               branch campus at 1001 Elm Street, Sparks, Georgia.
                                                     Admissions                                                      7



                ADMISSIONS POLICY                               specific program and upon proper completion of
                                                                application, assessment, and placement procedures.
The admissions policies and procedures of the State
Department of Technical and Adult Education and                 Provisional Admission
Valdosta Technical College assure the citizens of Georgia
                                                                Provisional admission is based on an evaluation of test
equal access to the opportunity to develop the knowledge,
                                                                scores and other admission criteria. Provisional
skills and attitudes necessary for them to secure personally
                                                                admission is granted to those applicants who obtain
satisfying and socially productive employment. By design
                                                                placement test scores that are slightly below those
and implementation, the policies and procedures
                                                                recommended for regular admission in one or more
governing admissions to Valdosta Technical College will:        areas of the placement test.
a. be nondiscriminatory for any eligible applicant              Provisionally admitted students must satisfy
   regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap,   developmental studies requirements either prior to
   religion, age, or marital status;                            enrolling in occupationally specific courses or while
                                                                enrolled in occupational courses as designated in the
b. increase the prospective student’s opportunities;
                                                                program-specific standards.
c. guide the implementation of all activities related to
   admission to Valdosta Technical College and its              Developmental Studies Admission
   programs, to student financial aid, and to the               Developmental Studies admission is granted to students
   recruitment, placement and retention of students; and        who do not meet the regular or provisional admission
                                                                requirements.
d. complement the instructional programs of Valdosta
   Technical College.                                           Students classified in this category are required to enroll
                                                                in developmental studies classes that are designed to
The entrance requirements and procedures established by         assist students in improving basic language, reading, and
Valdosta Technical College are designed to assist the           mathematic skills. These students may also be allowed
applicant in making a career decision based on such factors     to enroll in certain credit courses that are not
as aptitude, ability, interest, background, assessment          contingent on the student’s basic skills. The student’s
results, interviews and other appropriate evaluation. They      enrollment in occupationally-specific courses may be
follow the guidelines developed by the State Department of      delayed until he or she has satisfied the requirements
Technical and Adult Education and reflect concern for the       for regular admission into the program.
applicants’ health, safety, well-being and ability to benefit
from the educational opportunities available.                   Special Admissions
                                                                Special admissions status may, under certain
Admissions Categories                                           circumstances, be granted to students who are not
The Department of Technical and Adult Education                 pursuing a diploma, degree, certificate, or other award.
admissions requirements are the minimum standards               Students admitted under this status may not take more
implemented for each diploma or degree program and              than a cumulative of 25 credit hours, and admission is
many technical certificate programs. Many Valdosta Tech         granted under a space available basis. Regular
programs have admissions requirements that are higher           admissions status may be obtained upon achievement of
than the state minimums. Admissions requirements apply          regular admissions requirements. Students admitted
for all diploma and degree students. Many technical             under the "special admission" status are not eligible for
certificate programs also have minimum admission                Pell Grant, HOPE Grant or Scholarship, or other
requirements. A student’s admission status will fall into       traditional forms of financial aid.
one of the following categories:
Regular Admission                                               Continuing Education Admissions
Regular admission into programs at Valdosta Technical           Admissions procedures for continuing education non-
College is contingent upon the applicant’s meeting state        credit courses differ significantly from those for a
and institutional admissions requirements established for a
   8                                               Admissions

diploma program.                                             equivalent (GED) is required for most programs at
                                                             Valdosta Technical College and is desirable but not
1. There is no application fee.                              mandatory for some programs. Completion of secondary
2. There is no need to submit prior transcripts.             education or the equivalent (GED) is required for all
3. There is no requirement for a placement test.             health occupations programs, all business programs, and
                                                             certain technical programs. Programs that do not require
Students are placed in a continuing education class as       secondary completion or GED for admission allow the
applications are received and fees paid.                     student to enter the program on an "ability to benefit"
                                                             status, but these students must obtain the GED prior to
Admissions for Online Courses                                graduation.
Students may apply for online classes in one of two ways.
                                                             Age. For most programs, applicants must be at least 16
                                                             years of age. The minimum age for Cosmetology, several
1. A student who wishes to enroll as a student at Valdosta
                                                             health occupations, and other designated programs may
   Technical College to complete a diploma or degree
                                                             be higher.
   program must apply and meet the regular admissions
   requirements for enrollment in his or her program.
                                                             Health. Applicants must be physically able to attend
                                                             school regularly and must meet the physical requirements
2. A student who is enrolled as a student at another
                                                             for the course in which they plan to enroll. Although
   technical college may apply through the Georgia Virtual
                                                             Valdosta Technical College does not discriminate on the
   Technical College online and take a course at Valdosta
                                                             basis of disability, students must be able to perform the
   Tech as a transient student. The student must obtain
                                                             "essential functions" of the occupation for which they
   permission from the home college prior to being
                                                             plan to train. Physical examinations, lab tests, and
   allowed to register for the online course at Valdosta
                                                             immunization are required for students in medical
   Tech. The transient student does not have to meet the
                                                             programs after acceptance to the program and prior to
   admissions requirements for Valdosta Tech.
                                                             being allowed to participate in clinical training at an
                                                             affiliated site.
Admissions Appeal
A student who believes that his or her admissions decision   Application Deadline. With the exception of a March 1
is unfair or has been administered in error may appeal       deadline for the Dental Hygiene program, there is no
directly to the Admissions Director. If the applicant and    formal deadline for application to any other certificate,
the Admissions Director cannot reach an agreement, the       diploma, or degree program at Valdosta Technical
applicant may appeal to the Vice President for Student       College. Although there is no formal deadline, potential
Services.                                                    students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the
                                                             quarter in which they plan to enroll. Due to waiting lists
In the absence of an agreement between the applicant and     in some programs, particularly in the health occupations
the Vice President for Student Services, the applicant may   fields, and to the fact that some programs only accept
continue the appeal by submitting a written appeal to the    students once or twice per year, the applicant may not be
Executive Vice President. Further appeal of the admissions   able to start the program when he or she desires.
decision may be forwarded to:                                Students on waiting lists for programs are accepted on a
• The President of Valdosta Technical College                first-come, first qualified, first-accepted basis without
• The Valdosta Technical College Board of Directors          regard to test scores, previous academic history, or other
• The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult              factors.
   Education
                                                             Dental Hygiene students must apply on or before March
                                                             1 each year for consideration for the yearly Fall Quarter
        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR                           starting date. Applicants for the Dental Hygiene program
                                                             are accepted on a competitive basis. Factors for
       DIPLOMA AND DEGREE PROGRAMS
                                                             acceptance to the program include academic history,
                                                             grades of courses under the core curriculum, previous
Education. Completion of secondary education or the
                                                      Admissions                                                      9



dental office experience, and a personal interview.                 Tetanus.
                                                                 5. If the student has not had or cannot remember
                                                                    having had chicken pox, he or she must submit proof
       APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR                                   of immunization.
                                                                 6. The Pharmacy Technology program also requires that
      DIPLOMA AND DEGREE PROGRAMS
                                                                    a screen for illegal drugs and a criminal background
                                                                    check be submitted prior to participating at a clinical
1. Submit an application and $15.00 application fee. This
                                                                    site.
   is a non-refundable, one-time fee. The application and
                                                                 Students will be given a packet of forms containing the
   fee may be mailed to:
                                                                 information above prior to beginning the clinical
    Admissions Office
                                                                 experience. Students may be disqualified from
    Valdosta Technical College
                                                                 participating in the clinical experience based on
    P. O. Box 928
                                                                 information obtained from the physical exam or from lab
    Valdosta, GA 31603-0928
                                                                 results.
2. Submit a transcript from an acceptable accredited high
   school or GED scores. Most programs require an                Admission to Commercial Truck Driving program
   acceptable high school diploma or GED for admission.          Applicants must submit an Application for Admission
   A college transcript from a regionally or nationally          and an application fee of $15.00. A high school diploma
   accredited postsecondary institute indicating an award        or GED is not required for admission, but applicants
   of an associate degree or higher is acceptable in lieu of     must take and pass the placement test.
   a high school or GED transcript. (See section on Proof        Upon acceptance to the program, students must submit
   of Secondary Education)                                       other documentation. Students are provided with a
3. Applicants who have not taken the college’s placement         packet of information and forms. Documentation
   test within the last four (4) years will be scheduled to do   includes:
   so. Applicants without the high school diploma or             1. A seven-year Motor Vehicle Report. (Applicants may
   equivalent will be scheduled for the Ability to Benefit          be denied entrance to the program depending on
   Test. Testing will be scheduled upon receipt of the              their history of vehicular operation. Conviction of
   application, application fee, and appropriate transcripts.       drunk driving within the past five years is grounds for
   Applicants may exempt the placement test under certain           automatic denial for continuing in the program).
   conditions (see section on the Placement Test).               2. Results of a Department of Transportation physical
                                                                    examination conducted by an approved physician.
                                                                 3. Results of a drug screening for illegal drugs not more
                                                                    than 30 days old.
Admission to Health Occupations Programs
In addition to minimum placement test scores and other
admissions requirements, students who apply for a medical        The Placement Test
program may also have to meet other standards. For               Applicants for diploma, degree, and certain technical
example, applicants for the Practical Nursing program            certificate programs may be required to take the
must pass a nursing aptitude test prior to being placed on       placement test. The test, called ASSET, is published by
the waiting list for the program. After acceptance to a          ACT, Inc. and consists of four sections: Reading
program but prior to being allowed to participate at the         Comprehension, Writing Skills, Numerical Skills, and
clinical site, all students accepted to a health occupations     Elementary Algebra. These sections are timed at 25
program must also submit:                                        minutes each and are designed to determine the
                                                                 applicant’s general level of academic achievement in each
1. Results of physical examination completed by a
                                                                 of the four areas. Scores required for regular admission
   physician.
                                                                 vary depending on the student’s choice of program.
2. A medical self-report.
                                                                 Admission scores for degree programs are higher than
3. Lab results of TB skin test and VDRL or RPR blood
                                                                 those for certificate and diploma programs. All programs
   tests.
                                                                 require the Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills
4. Proof of vaccination for Hepatitis B, MMR, and
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sections of the placement test for admission. Most               similar organizations.
programs require that students take the Numerical Skills       • Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC) accredits
section of the test while programs such as Drafting and          public schools through the 12th grade, private
Design Technology, Computer Information Systems, Web             Georgia schools, and educational agencies for special
Site Design Specialist, and E-Commerce Specialist require        populations.
Elementary Algebra rather than Numerical Skills. All           • Accreditation Council for Independent Study
degree programs require Elementary Algebra.                      (ACIS) provides accreditation primarily for home
                                                                 schools.
Exemption from Placement Testing. Students with                • Georgia Private School Accreditation (GAPSAC) is
acceptable SAT or ACT scores not more than seven years           an umbrella organization for the Association of
old or CPE or Compass scores not more than four years            Christian Schools International, Seventh Day
old may exempt the placement test. Students who have             Adventist, International Christian Accrediting
taken and passed English composition and college algebra         Association, and the Georgia Association of
classes with grades of "C" or better at an acceptable            Christian Schools.
regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary
institution may also be exempt from placement testing if       Home school graduates. Home schools must meet
the student left the previous institution in good standing.    accreditation requirement as specified in the approved
                                                               list of accreditation agencies (see Private School
Ability to Benefit Tests. Applicants who do not possess an     Graduates) or submit documentation of home
acceptable high school diploma or GED will be scheduled        schooling that includes a letter from the local school
to take the Ability to Benefit Test which consists of a form   superintendent’s office showing that the parents
of the ASSET test but administered by a consultant not         conformed to the requirements of the Georgia
otherwise employed by Valdosta Technical College.              Department of Education by having:
                                                               • Notified the superintendent of the intent to home
Proof of secondary education. Generally, a transcript from
                                                                 school the child prior to initiating home schooling.
a public high school indicating that the student graduated
                                                               • Submitted the required attendance reports to the
with an acceptable diploma is proof that the student
                                                                 superintendent’s office on a monthly basis as
completed his or her secondary education. A college
                                                                 required by the regulations.
transcript from an acceptable post secondary educational
                                                               • Submitted final or exit exam scores from an
institution is also acceptable in lieu of a high school
                                                                 accredited national testing program every three years
transcript. Possession of the GED is also acceptable for
                                                                 as specified by the regulations.
admission.
                                                               • Submitted annual progress reports for the equivalent
                                                                 of the home schooler’s junior and senior years.
Public school graduates. Graduates of accredited public
high schools must have obtained a diploma with a seal
                                                               Foreign secondary education. Graduates of secondary
indicating that the student has satisfied attendance
                                                               schools or colleges outside the United States must have
requirements, Carnegie unit requirements, and the state
                                                               their transcripts evaluated for equivalency by an
assessment requirements for graduation. High school
                                                               approved evaluation organization or meet accreditation
awards that do not meet the minimum requirements, such
                                                               as specified in the approved list of agencies (see Private
as, certificates of attendance or special education diplomas
                                                               School Graduates). The cost of the translation and
will not be considered as completion of secondary
                                                               evaluation of the student’s transcript is the
education. These students may apply for a program that
                                                               responsibility of the student. The evaluation report
does not require completion of secondary education and
                                                               must be received by the Admissions Office directly from
may take the Ability to Benefit test for admission.
                                                               the evaluation organization and may not be submitted
                                                               by the student directly. Information on evaluation
Private school graduates. Private schools must meet
                                                               organizations is available in the Admissions Office.
accreditation guidelines established and published by the
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.
Approved accreditation include:                                Readmission
• The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools             A student who withdraws for academic dismissal,
   (SACS), other regional accrediting agencies, and other
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academic dishonesty, or for disciplinary reasons must apply
for readmission at least one month prior to registration for   Application Procedures for Non-credit Continuing
the quarter in which he or she wishes to return.               Education Courses. Non-credit courses offered
Consideration for readmission will be made by the              through Continuing Education generally only require
Readmissions Committee. The committee meets once per           an application for admission and payment of fees for
month to review all requests for readmission. Students will    the courses. There are not secondary completion
be notified of the date, time, and place of the meeting.       requirements or placement testing required for these
Applicants for readmission are required to make a personal     courses.
appearance before the committee. Those who fail to appear
before the committee will not be considered for
readmission.                                                                       ASSESSMENT
In making a determination of the student’s eligibility for     The ability of a student to succeed in an occupational
readmission, the committee will consider the following         program at a technical college is greatly determined by
criteria:                                                      the math and language skills possessed by the student.
• Prior enrollment data including academic record,             Valdosta Technical College is committed to assisting
  attendance, work ethics, conduct, input from                 each student achieve at his or her maximum potential.
  instructors and other staff, etc.                            It is the philosophy of the college that a student is not
• Prospects for successful completion of the program.          being helped by admitting him or her to a program in
• Unusual or mitigating circumstances.                         which he or she does not possess the basic academic
• Other factors which may affect the student’s                 skills necessary to succeed. Therefore, all students
  readmission or the welfare and safety of the student         applying for a diploma, degree, and specified certificate
  body and staff.                                              programs must be assessed prior to acceptance to a
                                                               program of study at Valdosta Technical College.
The student will be notified within 10 working days of the     Students will then be admitted in accordance with the
committee’s recommendation and of any conditions               admissions policies.
imposed on the student’s readmission. Appeal of the
committee’s decision must be made in writing to the Vice       ASSET. Valdosta Technical College utilizes ASSET,
President for Student Services within ten (10) days of         published by the American College Testing, Inc. (ACT),
notification of the committee’s decision.                      as the state approved assessment instrument for testing
                                                               applicants for program readiness. ASSET, as used by
The readmission decision may be further appealed in
                                                               Valdosta Technical College, consists of four multiple
writing to the Executive Vice President and then to the
                                                               choice sections, each with a 25-minute time limit:
following:
                                                                        Reading Skills                24 questions
• The President of Valdosta Technical College
                                                                        Writing Skills                36 questions
• The Valdosta Technical College Board of Directors
                                                                        Numerical Skills              32 questions
• The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult
                                                                        Elementary Algebra            25 questions
    Education
                                                               Scoring is performed on a computer with software
Application Procedures for Technical Certificate
                                                               developed by ACT to convert the applicant’s raw score
Programs. Many short-term technical certificate programs
                                                               to a scaled score used in determining the admission
such as Emergency Medical Technician and Commercial
                                                               status. Test administrators are trained extensively in test
Truck Driving adhere to the same requirements for
                                                               administration, monitoring, scoring, and post-test
admission as diploma and degree programs. All require
                                                               orientation procedures.
that the applicant complete and submit an Application for
Admission and pay a $15.00 non-refundable application
                                                               Applicants for testing are informed in advance of testing
fee. Some certificate programs require proof of secondary
                                                               that they must show a photo I.D. to gain entrance to
education while others do not. Some certificate programs
                                                               testing. Applicants who do not possess a photo I.D. may
require placement testing while others do not. Specific
                                                               notify the Admissions Office in advance of the testing
information on technical certificate programs is available
                                                               date and prove identification through a combination of
in the Admissions Office or in the Office of Business and
                                                               birth certificate, social security card, and other forms of
Industry Services.
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identification.                                                 wishes to enroll. In all cases, however, the student must
                                                                sit with an advisor to obtain approval to take classes for
Pre-Test Preview Sessions. Preview sessions are scheduled       the following quarter. Approval for certain courses is
on a regular basis during which applicants take a sample        dependent on the student’s academic history,
test. The purpose of the session is to familiarize applicants   placement test scores in specific areas, whether courses
with the ASSET test and with the general testing                are within the curriculum for the student’s program,
environment. Candidates for placement testing are given a       and on prerequisite requirements.
schedule of preview sessions and may attend any session
prior to taking the placement test.                             Currently enrolled students. Students who are
                                                                currently enrolled in classes are encouraged to seek a
Post-Test Orientation. Applicants are notified immediately      session with their advisors during a designated period of
after the testing session of their scores and their resulting   time during each quarter. During the advisement
admission status. Each student is given a copy of his or her    session, the student is approved to take certain courses
score report and a packet of information explaining in          at the next registration session. The advisor approves
detail the next steps in the admission and registration         courses depending on the student’s academic history,
process. Information is also outlined concerning financial      placement scores, whether courses are listed under the
aid, transfer of credit, and other issues of interest to        curriculum outline for his or her program, and whether
students.                                                       prerequisite courses have been passed. After advisement
                                                                and on a prescribed date and time, the student will
Nursing Aptitude Test (NAT). Applicants to the Practical        complete registration forms and report to an established
Nursing program must take and pass the NAT in addition          registration location to actually enter the courses into
to achieving regular admission scores on the ASSET test         Banner to complete the registration process. The
prior to being placed on the waiting list for the program.      student is given a copy of his or her schedule for the
Students will be scheduled for the NAT only after               following quarter that outlines times and locations of
achieving the minimum placement test scores for the             the classes and instructors for those classes.
program.                                                        New students are scheduled by the Admissions Office
                                                                to report for advisement and registration at a specified
The NAT is a 50-item multiple choice test that measures a       time, date, and location. The new student will check in
student’s judgement and reasoning ability in various            at a designated table to obtain registration information,
situations. Questions present hypothetical situations, and      an application for a parking permit, and information
the student must choose from four possible ways in which        concerning orientation for new students. The new
they would respond to the situation. No previous nursing        student is then forwarded to an advisor who will assist
or medical experience is necessary to achieve a passing         the student in selecting classes for their first quarter of
score on the test.                                              enrollment. After advisement and completion of
                                                                registration forms, the student will report to an
Students who do not achieve a passing score on the NAT          established registration station to complete the
may retest at the next testing session. Only one retest on      registration process. The student is given a copy of his
the NAT is allowed. A student who does not achieve a            or her schedule for the following quarter that outlines
passing score on the NAT retest will be advised to seek         times and locations of classes and instructors in the
counseling to pursue another program of study.                  those classes.

                                                                Technical Certificate Registration. Technical
                                                                certificate programs generally have different starting
               ADVISEMENT AND                                   dates than those of the regular diploma and degree
          REGISTRATION PROCEDURES                               programs. Therefore, students who have been accepted
                                                                for a technical certificate program will be sent
Procedures for registering for diploma and degree classes       information concerning the specific location, date, and
for a subsequent quarter vary slightly depending on             time of registration for the individual program.
whether the student is currently enrolled or new to
Valdosta Technical College. Procedures may also vary            Student Photo Identification Card. All students are
according to the type of program in which the student
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required to obtain and carry a VTC photo identification
card at all times. New students are issued an ID card           Exemption testing. Previous education or experience in
during the registration process. The student must validate      the field in which a student is presently studying may be
the ID card with a new sticker at every quarterly               evaluated to provide advanced placement in class or to
registration. Students must show the identification card for    allow the student to exempt certain subject areas.
entrance to all student events and activities, to use the       Students desiring exemption credit should make the
library facilities, to purchase books in the Bookstore, and     request through the Admission Office. Exemption
to register for classes. Although there is no charge for the    testing is scheduled twice per quarter to allow students
initial ID card, there is a $5.00 charge to obtain a new card   to demonstrate competencies in certain areas. Students
unless the student has had a name change or has had a           with technical skills in specific occupational areas may
break in enrollment of at least two quarters.                   be allowed to demonstrate their skills with an instructor
                                                                through written or performance evaluations. These
                                                                requests will be considered on an individual basis.
      ORIENTATION FOR NEW STUDENTS                              Credit awarded to a student through exemption testing
                                                                will appear on the student’s transcript as "EX". This
New students and returning students who have not been           credit will count toward the curriculum requirements in
enrolled for at least two years are required to attend an       the program but will not be counted in the student’s
orientation for new students. The orientation is held on        grade point average.
the first official day of each new quarter for both day and     Transfer of Credit. Course credit may be awarded
night students. The sessions are held in the Auditorium in      upon request for courses completed at another
Building 500.                                                   acceptable regionally or nationally accredited technical
The orientation is organized by the Department of Student       institute, college, or university. It is the student’s
Services with various college personnel conducting the          responsibility to specifically request from the
session. The purpose of the orientation is to familiarize       Admissions Office that the transcript be evaluated and
new students with the college, its policies and procedures,     transfer credit awarded. Transfer credit will be awarded
state and federal rules and regulations, safety, work ethics,   after receipt and review of a transcript from the
and other issues of importance to the student’s general         previous institution. Transfer of credit will be
welfare while attending classes at Valdosta Technical           designated as "TR" on the student’s transcript and will
College. Students are given copies of the Student               count toward the curriculum requirements of the
Handbook and the Student Orientation Booklet. These             program. The transferred course will not count in the
booklets contain all the rules, regulations, and general        computation of the student’s grade-point-average.
information with which students should become familiar.
They also contain the names and phone numbers of                Courses subject to transfer must have been passed with
persons students may contact for further information and        a grade of "C" or better, and the previous course work
support.                                                        must correspond in description and content to the
                                                                course for which credit will be awarded. Generally,
Due to the extreme importance of attendance at the              there is no time deadline for most academic core
orientation for the new students, a make-up session is          courses such as English, psychology, or math, but
scheduled during the second week of each quarter for            specific occupational courses will be considered for
students who could not attend one of the early sessions.        transfer if less than five years old. Certain computer
Failure to attend the makeup session will result in the         courses and health occupations courses such as anatomy
student’s involuntary withdrawal from classes for the           & physiology and clinical courses may be valid for a
remainder of the quarter. The student may appeal the            shorter period of time. Time limits for these courses are
dismissal and be reinstated in classes but must pay late        imposed due to changing technology or the importance
registration fees and attend the orientation at the             of the current status of a specific course.
beginning of his or her next quarter of enrollment prior to
being allowed to register for classes.                          The student must request transfer of credit no later
                                                                than the end of the of the first quarter of enrollment
                                                                for all transfer credit. Failure to request transfer of
               ADVANCED STANDING                                credit prior to the end of the first quarter of enrollment
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may result in loss of the credit.                               The first is one who is currently attending classes at
Tech-Prep Credit. An articulation (Tech-Prep) agreement         another college and wishes to take classes at Valdosta
is in place with area high schools for the purpose of           Technical College that will transfer back to the home
allowing high school graduates to receive credit for certain    college as credit toward graduation from the student’s
courses taken in high school. The state has designated a        program of study. The transient student, in this case,
number of courses to be counted toward the student’s            must apply to Valdosta Tech and pay the application fee
graduation requirements and toward completion of credit         but does not have to meet the entrance requirements
in certain technical college courses. In addition,              since he or she has met the admissions requirements at
articulation agreements in place between Valdosta Tech          the home college. The home college must verify by
and local high schools allow transfer of credit in specific     letter or form that the student is regularly admitted in
occupational areas. To receive transfer of tech prep courses,   good standing and must list specific courses that the
the student must have completed the required course with        student may take at Valdosta Technical College that will
a grade of 85 or better. The student must specifically          count toward graduation. If the student wishes to
request from the Admissions Office that the credit be           receive financial aid while enrolled at Valdosta
evaluated for transfer. Tech Prep credit is considered valid    Technical College, the home financial aid office must
for a period of eighteen months after the student’s             also verify the student’s eligibility for financial aid. This
graduation from high school.                                    type of transient student must be reclassified each
                                                                quarter and must have the home college resubmit a
                                                                transient letter or form from the Admissions Office or
               TRANSFER STUDENTS                                Registrar’s Office and from the Financial Aid Office
                                                                each quarter in which the student wishes to enroll.
A student who has previously attended another post
secondary institution and who has completed less than           The second type of transient student is one who is not
50% of a program of study at the previous institution is        currently enrolled at another college and who has
considered a "transfer student". Transfer students must         enrolled exclusively at Valdosta Technical College to
satisfy the admission requirements of the program offered       complete a program of study begun at the previous
at Valdosta Technical College.                                  college. The student is a transient if he or she has
                                                                completed more than 50% of the course work in a
Admission testing requirements for a transfer student may       program of study at the previous college and wishes to
vary according to the actual courses taken at the previous      complete the program at Valdosta Technical College.
institution and whether or not the student left the             The student must obtain permission from the
previous institution in good academic standing. According       Admissions or Registrar’s Office at the previous college
to the general admission requirements to programs at            to complete the course work at Valdosta Tech. The
Valdosta Technical College, a student who has taken and         student must apply for financial aid at Valdosta
passed acceptable courses in English and college algebra        Technical College.
may exempt part or all of the placement test. However, a
student who has left a previous post secondary institution      Procedures for Transient Students:
in bad academic standing (final quarter or cumulative GPA
of less than 2.00) must take the placement test regardless      1. Submit an application for admission to Valdosta
of transferable credit in English or college algebra.              Technical College or through GVTC (Georgia
                                                                   Virtual Technical College) with a $15 non-
Transfer students who apply for the Practical Nursing              refundable application fee.
program must take and pass the Nursing Aptitude Test,
regardless of standing at the previous institution. A passing   2. Present a transient letter or form from the
score is required before the applicant will be placed on the       admissions or registrar’s office at the home or
waiting list or accepted into the nursing program.                 previous college stating that the student is in good
                                                                   academic standing and that the student is allowed to
              TRANSIENT STUDENTS
                                                                   take courses at Valdosta Technical College that will
                                                                   count toward graduation.
There are two categories of transient students:
                                                                   a. If the student is currently enrolled or is an active
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      student at another college, he or she must obtain              students to counseling when they have difficulty
      permission through a transient letter or form for              attending college on a regular basis. Students with
      each quarter in which the student plans to enroll.             excessive absences may need assistance with
      The student must also obtain verification of                   transportation, personal problems, or finances.
      financial aid from the other college quarterly.                Counselors attempt to determine the source of
                                                                     problems and propose possible solutions to
   b. If the student has left a previous college having              attendance problems.
      completed more than 50% of a program of study              •   Career Counseling. For applicants and students who
      and plans to complete his or her requirements for              are not sure of their career choices, VTC offers
      graduation at Valdosta Technical College, a                    counseling and testing/evaluation to help the person
      transient letter or form from the admissions or                match their aptitudes, abilities, and interests with
      registrar’s office at the previous college must be sent.       possible career options. The object of career
      In this case the transient letter must list the courses        counseling is to help the person choose a career best
      that the student lacks toward graduation, but the              suited to his or her abilities.
      student does not have to obtain transient status           •   Financial Counseling. A financial counselor is
      each quarter. The student must apply for financial             available to assist applicants and students who need
      aid at Valdosta Tech.                                          help adjusting financially to attending school. Help
                                                                     may be in the form of budget assistance or in referral
Students from Valdosta Technical College desiring to                 for actual financial aid assistance through state, local,
attend another college as a transient student must be in             or federal sources.
good academic standing. Valdosta Technical College will          •   Personal Counseling. Students with personal,
initiate a transient agreement form from admissions and              marriage, or family problems have access to
financial aid to the host college. The same rules above              counseling that will assist with personal adjustment in
apply to a transient student who designates Valdosta                 the troubling situation. Counselors may refer the
Technical College as his or her home college.                        student for in-depth personal counseling to an outside
                                                                     agency such as Mental Health when deemed
                                                                     necessary.
              COUNSELING SERVICES                                •   Substance Abuse Counseling. Valdosta Technical
                                                                     College provides regular seminars and information on
 Valdosta Technical College offers a variety of counseling           the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse. Counselors
services through qualified staff members with psychology             are also available to refer students for professional
and counseling training. Counseling staff are available at           counseling for substance abuse.
any time during day and night class hours to discuss
various issues of concern to students. Counseling services
are designed to help students succeed in college, in the                        CAREER EVALUATION
workforce, and in life in general.
                                                                 In addition to career counseling, Valdosta Technical
Students may be self-referred, referred by their instructors,    College offers career testing and evaluation to applicants
or by outside agencies and organizations at any time and         and students who need assistance in choosing an
for any type of counseling. Students are encouraged to           appropriate career field. Testing is accomplished on
make appointments in advance, but every effort will be           computers and assesses the person’s levels of
made to accommodate walk-ins. Students may contact the           achievement, aptitudes in various areas, and occupational
Admissions Office for counseling services.                       interests. The purpose of the evaluation is to match the
                                                                 individual’s strengths with the appropriate field of
• Academic Counseling. Students having difficulty in             training. Applicants or students interested in scheduling
  their coursework may work with an academic counselor           a career evaluation may contact the Admissions Office.
  to improve study habits, perform remedial work in a
  basic skills area, or receive tutoring in specific academic           LEARNING ASSISTANCE SERVICES
  areas.
• Attendance Counseling. Instructors often refer
                                                                 Learning assistance provides academic support services in
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a variety of formats for any student who desires help.            accommodations, agency referrals, architectural
• Learning Support Services. Developmental Studies and            accessibility, recording and enlarging reading
   remedial classes are designed to help students improve         materials, tutoring assistance, and individual
   their basic skills and therefore enhance their chances of      education planning. The college requests students to
   success in the education program. Remedial classes are         notify Counseling Services or the Admissions Office
   available in the Learning Support Center in Reading            of any special accommodation needs prior to the
   Comprehension, Language Usage, Arithmetic Skills,              beginning of enrollment and before each quarter
   and Elementary Algebra.                                        term. This notification will help ensure the quality
• Lunch and Learn Activities. These sessions are                  and availability of services needed during that
   scheduled on a regular basis and are designed to help          academic period. The Special Needs Coordinator
   students build classroom success skills, learn to make         can be reached at (229)293-6163.
   decisions, and to identify personal goals. Currently,
   Lunch and Learn programs cover such topics as               • Learning Support Services. Valdosta Technical
   financial management and planning, nutrition basics,          College’s placement and assessment test is given to
   stress management, parenting skills, study skills,            all students in an effort to identify the academic
   interviewing skills, substance abuse, and other topics        needs of each student. Once assessment scores are
   upon request. Sessions last from thirty to forty-five         determined, each student is counseled and advised
   minutes and are offered between noon and one o’clock.         into courses needed to reach each students ultimate
   Flyers and announcements on the school TV’s and               goal. Developmental Studies courses are designed
   intercom will notify students of upcoming programs.           to help students improve their basic academic skills
   Lunch and Learn sessions are free of charge to all            and enhance their chances of success in their
   students.                                                     occupational programs. Students often need to
• Tutoring. Students who experience academic                     "brush-up" on basic academic skills before pursuing
   difficulties in core courses may request tutoring. The        a career choice. Others may not be prepared for
   service is provided through peer tutors and is free to        college level work in degree level programs and may
   any Valdosta Technical College student. Students may          need some time to prepare academically. Learning
   contact the Admissions Office to schedule an                  Support / Developmental Studies offers basic
   appointment with a tutor.                                     college preparatory courses in reading, writing, and
                                                                 mathematics.
                                                                          CHANGE OF PROGRAMS
       SPECIAL POPULATIONS ASSISTANCE                                       AND DUAL MAJORS
Special populations students are those who are                 Students may change or add programs or majors as long
academically and/or economically disadvantaged,                as they do so properly. The first stop for students to
physically and/or mentally disabled, or persons of national    change programs, add programs for dual majors, or
origin with limited English language skills. The Special       convert from diploma to degree programs is the
Populations Assistance Services of Valdosta Technical          Admissions Office. The Admissions Office will advise
College are consistent with those of the Georgia               the student concerning forms and procedures.
Department of Technical and Adult Education and meet           Change of Programs. A student may change from one
or exceed local, state, and federal legislation.               program to another by completing and submitting a
                                                               Change of Program Request form in the Admissions
• Disabled Student Services. Valdosta Technical College        Office. The student must first obtain approval
  provides services to support and assist students with        signatures from an advisor or program director in the
  disabilities in meeting their personal, educational and      previous program and from an advisor or program
  career goals. The Special Needs Coordinator is               director in the new program. The Admissions Office
  available to provide services that maximize each             must ensure that the student meets the entrance
  student’s opportunity for success. These services            requirements for the new program and will provide
  include but are not limited to providing special             final approval for the change of programs.
  equipment and supplies, program and curriculum
  modification, testing and evaluation with reasonable         The student will be notified of and must meet any
                                                               additional admission requirements for the new
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program. Upon final approval, the student’s major will be       the admission requirements.
changed, and the student will be accepted for the next
available starting date or placed on a waiting list for the
new program.                                                              INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Change from Diploma program to Degree program.                  Eligible Foreign Students. In accordance with state
There is also a form by which a student may convert from a      policy, certain foreign nationals who are in the United
diploma program to a degree program. The process also           States legally are eligible to obtain training at a technical
originates in the Admissions Office with the Conversion to      college in Georgia. Persons visiting the United States on
Degree form. The Admissions Office will check the               B-1 or B-2 visitor visas will not be allowed to enroll at
student’s test scores for eligibility for the degree program    Valdosta Technical College until they have received
and will check the student’s eligibility for the HOPE           approval to attend school from the Immigration and
Scholarship. Students are encouraged to carefully read the      Naturalization Service. These individuals may apply for
disclaimer about the difference in HOPE Grant and               change of status on the INS Application to
Scholarship at the top of the form.                             Extend/Change Non-immigration Status form. The person
                                                                must have final approval from the INS in order to be
After an evaluation of eligibility from the Admissions          eligible for admission. Foreign applicants are expected
Office, copies of the form are sent to the student, to          to adhere to the same admissions standards as all other
Financial Aid, and a copy is placed in the student’s            students to include application and fee, the submission
permanent record folder. The student, if eligible, is           of proof of secondary completion from an accredited
instructed to notify the Admissions Office to officially        high school or college, and placement testing. The
complete the conversion to the degree program. The              Admissions Office may require the applicant to produce
reason that the student must contact Admissions for the         an INS I-94 Form to verify the applicant's immigration
final official conversion is due to the fact that many          status.
students, even though admissions eligible for the degree
program, will not complete the process of conversion when               Note: Rules and regulations concerning foreign
informed of their ineligibility for the HOPE scholarship.               students are subject to change without notice
The official conversion, therefore, will not be completed               and may not reflect the policy written above.
until the student notifies the Admissions Office. A student             Interested students should contact the
who registers for a degree-level course without having                  Admissions Office for current policies.
officially changed status from diploma to degree will be
responsible for any fees or other costs incurred.               State Residency for Foreign Students. Rules
                                                                determining state residency will apply to certain foreign
Dual Majors. A dual major allows a student to take              applicants. Foreign students granted Georgia state
courses outside his or her current program of study and to      residency for the purpose of financial aid will include
seek an award in a secondary area of study. A student may       only "permanent residents", "refugees", or "asylee-
add a second major to his or her existing program by            designated" persons who have the proper credentials
initiating a Request for Dual Major form in the Admissions      granted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Office. The student must obtain signatures from an              (INS). Valdosta Technical College will use traditional
advisor or program director in the second program.              means of determining the applicant's state of residence
                                                                for the purposes of admissions, tuition and fees, and
Upon approval by the advisors, the Admissions Office will       financial aid. The eligible foreign student will be
determine the student’s admissions eligibility for the          afforded the same educational rights and privileges as
second program. Requirements will be noted, and the             all other students. Other foreign applicants will not be
student will be notified of any additional admissions           granted state residency, regardless of the time spent in
requirements for the new program. Upon completion of            residence in the state.
the admission requirements for the new program, the
student will be allowed to take courses within either           Foreign students who do not meet residency
program, space permitting, during subsequent quarters. If       requirements may be charged 4 times the normal rate of
the secondary program has a waiting list, the student will      quarterly tuition. All other fees will remain the same.
be placed on the list effective the date of the completion of   The President of the college is authorized to waive the
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4X tuition on an individual basis for a number of foreign         Technical College.
students not to exceed 2% of the total student population.
Even though the tuition waiver may be granted to a foreign
                                                                                 PROGRAMS FOR
student, the student is nevertheless ineligible to receive
financial aid. Students must request a waiver in writing to                  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
the Director of Admissions.
                                                                  Dual Enrollment is a program by which high school
Student Visas. Valdosta Tech is not authorized by the             students may enroll in classes under the direction of
Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept students         Valdosta Technical College. The student will receive
who have entered the United States for the purpose of             Carnegie unit credit from the high school while
obtaining postsecondary education. These persons will             obtaining college credit toward the completion of a
possess a Student VISA M-1 or another VISA that the INS           certificate or diploma program at Valdosta Technical
determines to be adequate to attend school. Applicants            College. Students may attend full-time or part-time,
must request a change in status to attend college at              depending on scheduling and the remaining minimum
Valdosta Tech under an F-class (academic) or V-class              state academic requirements for high school graduation.
(vocational) visa.                                                Dual enrolled students may receive the HOPE Grant
Application Procedure. The foreign student must meet              for tuition and fees and the HOPE book allowance to
established admissions standards as required by Valdosta          help offset the cost of books for classes.
Technical College to include the application procedure,
placement testing, other required testing, proof of               High school students who are interested in the Dual
secondary education, and any other requirements                   Enrollment program must be approved by the high
particular to a specific program of study.                        school and must meet all minimum regular admission
                                                                  requirements for a program at Valdosta Technical
Proof of Secondary Education. Valdosta Technical College          College. These students cannot be admitted on a
reserves the right to verify the authenticity of the transcript   "provisional" basis. Dual Enrollment is available in all
of secondary education from any student, including those          programs except for specified health occupations and
who attended secondary schooling in another country. The          other programs in which the student must meet
Admissions Office will request, at the student’s expense,         minimum age or secondary completion requirements.
an official interpretation and/or evaluation of the               Students may not take classes through Valdosta
transcript to determine the educational credentials of the        Technical College that duplicate classes offered at the
student.                                                          high school.

                                                                  Post Secondary Options (PSO) is very similar to dual
                  DEGREES OFFERED                                 enrollment except that students may be allowed to take
                                                                  academic courses that duplicate courses offered at the
Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree. The AAT             high school. Although not eligible to receive the HOPE
degree is available in several program areas including            Grant, PSO students may receive financial assistance
Computer Information Systems, Radiologic Technology,              through the PSO Tuition Grant. The student has to pay
and Medical Lab Technology. The Radiologic Technology             a percentage of his or her tuition and fees under the
and Medical Lab Technology programs are offered only as           PSO program and is responsible for all expenses for
degree programs and do not have a diploma-level                   books and other materials.
counterpart. The Computer Information Systems program
is offered in both formats for CIS Microcomputer                  High school students who are interested in either Dual
Specialist and CIS Networking. The AAT degree consists of         Enrollment or the Post Secondary Options program
the regular specific occupational courses in combination          must initiate the process by contacting their high school
with an academic core curriculum of college-level English,        counselor.
college algebra, psychology, and related courses. Students
in the CIS diploma program may convert to the degree
program by applying for the conversion through the
                                                                             CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
Admissions Office and meet the admissions requirements
                                                                  In the interest of the safety and security of the students,
for the program. The graduate of an AAT degree program
                                                                  faculty, staff, and visitors of Valdosta Technical College,
will receive the associate degree award from Valdosta
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the college reserves the right to investigate the criminal
background of any person who applies for admission to the
college. This includes the right to refuse to admit any
individual who is deemed to pose a threat to the college
community. Complete details of this policy are published
in the DTAE/Valdosta Technical College Policy Manual.
  20                                      Financial Information

Valdosta Technical College subscribes to the principle that    considered as not eligible for PELL Grant or any other
the primary purpose of student financial aid is to provide     Title IV Aid Programs.
assistance to students who without such assistance would
be unable to attend school. The main responsibility for        Eligibility Requirements – Who Gets Aid?
educational financing is the obligation of the student
                                                               Most students receive some type of financial aid. To
and/or family. In most cases financial aid is awarded to
                                                               receive federal financial aid a student must:
eligible students on the basis of need. Exceptions are
                                                               • Demonstrate financial need
scholarships, which have been provided by donors for the
                                                               • Meet eligibility requirements
purpose of recognizing academic promise or achievement,
                                                               • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
and Georgia HOPE Grants. Students may be eligible for
                                                               • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
more than one type of financial aid.
                                                               • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent, or
                                                                  demonstrated the ability to benefit from the course
Special Admit students are ineligible for any financial aid
                                                                  of study
assistance.
                                                               • Be registered with the Selective Service (Males 18
                                                                  years of age and older)
For applications, information, and assistance on
                                                               • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a
completion of forms, please contact the Financial Aid
                                                                  refund on a previously received grant
Office between 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through
                                                               • Agree to use any funds received for educational
Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                                                                  related purposes only
Telephone 229-333-2107 or 229-219-1237. Appointments
                                                               • Be at least sixteen years of age
can be made after hours by calling 229-333-2109. Valdosta
                                                               • Certify that they will not engage in the unlawful
Technical College does not participate in any federal loan
                                                                  manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a
programs.
                                                                  controlled substance while receiving financial aid
                                                               • Must not be recently convicted on felony drug
The determination of need is provided for Valdosta
                                                                  related charges
Technical College through the use of the Free Application
                                                               • Meet other requirements as specified by program
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid is available
                                                                  providers
in the form of federal and state grants, scholarships, work-
                                                               • Not hold a bachelors degree
study and private sources. Students interested in applying
for financial aid must complete the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and mail it in the envelope        Federal Financial Aid Programs
provided or file electronically by accessing the following     Valdosta Technical College participates in the Federal
web site: www.ed.gov/student aid. The information              Pell Grant Program. Federal Pell Grants are awarded to
reported must be accurate and is subject to verification.      students who do not have a bachelor’s or a professional
                                                               degree and are enrolled in a diploma or associate degree
Verification                                                   program. The Federal Pell Grant Program is the largest
                                                               federal student aid program available. Unlike loans,
It is the policy of Valdosta Technical College to verify all
                                                               grants do not have to be paid back.
Student Aid reports selected by the Central Processor.
This verification procedure will be in compliance with the
                                                               To determine eligibility, a student must submit an
latest published regulations from the Title IV Student
                                                               application for federal student aid on an annual basis.
Financial Aid Handbook published by the U.S.
                                                               The Department of Education uses a standard formula
Department of Education.
                                                               revised and approved annually by congress, to evaluate
                                                               the information reported when applying for a Federal
Applicants selected by the central processor for the
                                                               Pell Grant. The Student Aid Report (SAR) will
verification process will be notified by the Financial Aid
                                                               determine eligibility and should be submitted to the
Office as to the necessary documentation they will be
                                                               Financial Aid Office. The amount actually received will
required to provide and of the results of the verification.
                                                               depend on full-time or part-time enrollment status,
The financial aid office must receive all documents within
                                                               length of annual enrollment, and the cost of education.
30 days of the date of notification. Applicants who do not
                                                               Early application is encouraged. The award year is from
provide all of the requested documentation will be
                                                               July 1 through June 30. Students must reapply for Pell
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prior to Spring quarter for uninterrupted Pell aid for the      Georgia Student Finance Authority by July 1 of each
following award year.                                           year. The student will receive first-year HOPE
                                                                assistance for the first 45 quarter hours attempted. The
                                                                HOPE Scholarship is checked at 45th, 90th, and 135th
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant                quarter hour mark, called tiers, to see if the student is
                                                                still meeting HOPE Scholarship eligibility. If the
(FSEOG)
                                                                student loses the HOPE Scholarship at the first check
Pell students with exceptional financial need may be            point due to grade point average dropping below 3.0,
eligible for this grant. The award amount is contingent         they are eligible to reapply for HOPE Scholarship at the
upon the availability of FSEOG funds, and the amount of         90th, or 135th attempted quarter hour mark, provided
other aid received. Eligible students are processed on a        the cumulative grade point average is a 3.0.
first-come, first-served basis until allocated funds are
expended.                                                       The Non-Traditional HOPE Scholarship is for students
                                                                enrolled in Associate Degree programs only. Regardless
Federal Work-Study (FWS)                                        of high school graduation date or high school grade
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a campus-based program that         point average, any associate degree student that meets
provides Pell students with part-time employment to assist      Georgia residency requirements, qualifies to apply for
with the costs of their college education. Eligibility is       the Non-Traditional HOPE Scholarship if they have a
based on need as determined by a formula developed by           cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the 45 attempted
the federal government. Students must be enrolled in a          quarter hours in the associate degree program, 90
diploma or an associates degree program and attending           attempted quarter hours in the associate degree
classes to be eligible. Students must be enrolled at least      program and at the 135 attempted quarter hours in the
half time and using the Pell Grant to be considered.            associate degree program. The 3.0 GPA covers all prior
Students normally work 20 hours per week and cannot             college course work attempted.
exceed their cost of attendance for any given quarter. FWS
pay rate is at least minimum wage. If at all possible,          The HOPE Grant/Scholarship pays for tuition and
students are employed in jobs related to their area of study.   mandatory fees and a book allowance of either $50 (five
Any interested students should contact the Financial Aid        credits or less) or $100 (six credits or more) per quarter
Office for more information.                                    at Valdosta Technical College. HOPE Scholarship
                                                                Program will not pay for degree courses beyond 190
State Aid Programs http://www.hope.gsfc.org                     attempted lifetime/cumulative quarter hours. Full-time
                                                                enrollment is not required to be awarded the HOPE
HOPE Grant - Helping Outstanding Pupils
                                                                Grant, HOPE Scholarship or Non-Traditional HOPE
Educationally                                                   Scholarship.
This program, funded by the Georgia Lottery for
Education, provides financial assistance to qualified           **Degree-seeking students, who enter postsecondary
Georgia students, active duty military personnel stationed        institutions in Georgia as non-residents DO NOT
in Georgia and their dependents. The HOPE grant pays              and WILL NOT, at any time, meet the state residency
for tuition and mandatory fees and a book allowance of            requirement for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship but do
either $50 (5 credits or less) or $100 (six credits or more)      meet the state residency requirement for the HOPE
per quarter on any certificate programs and diploma               Grant.
programs at Valdosta Technical College.
The HOPE Scholarship is for students enrolled in                For complete regulations regarding the HOPE
Associate Degree programs only. It provides financial           Grant/Scholarship program, visit the Internet site at
assistance to qualified 1993 or later Georgia high school       www.gsfc.org or call in Georgia at 1-800-546-HOPE.
HOPE Scholars. Grade point eligibility for entering
freshmen is based on final high school grade point average      Georgia Leveraging Educational Assistance
of 3.0 (80) or better meeting college preparatory track         Partnership Grant Program (LEAP). This grant is
requirements; if technical curriculum track, 3.5 (85)           campus-based and provides aid to residents of Georgia
cumulative grade point average is required. The student’s       who demonstrate substantial financial need. The award
grade point average is reported by the high school to the       amount is contingent upon the availability of LEAP
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funding.                                                        forms.

                                                                Vocational Rehabilitation
           OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE                           Physically disabled individuals who qualify may receive
                                                                financial assistance while attending Valdosta Technical
New Connections to Work                                         College. Contact your local vocational rehabilitation
New Connections to Work is a comprehensive training             counselor for assistance.
and employment program that provides support services
for students who are TANF recipients (Temporary                 Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents
Assistance to Needy Families), single parents, and displaced
                                                                (LEPD) Grant
homemakers. Services offered are Assessment/Testing,
Career Guidance, Job-Readiness/Job Retention, Life              Provides educational grant assistance to the dependent
Management Workshops and Skills Training. This                  children of law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and
program operates in collaboration with the Georgia              corrections officers/prison guards permanently disabled
Department of Human Resources, the Georgia                      or killed in the line of duty. LEPD is funded by State
Department of Labor, business and industry, and other           Appropriations. For more information see the financial
agencies. Applicants must complete an application at the        aid administrator or contact Georgia Student Finance
New Connections to Work Office at Valdosta Technical            Authority.
College in Room 110.
                                                                Georgia’s Public Safety Memorial (GPSM) Grant
WIA Workforce Investment Act                                    This grant was created to provide educational assistance
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) pays training costs          to the dependent children of public safety officers
for economically disadvantaged individuals and dislocated       permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. The
workers. Training costs include tuition, books, insurance,      Georgia Lottery funds the GPSM Grant for Education.
tools, and uniforms. In addition, a stipend is available to     The Georgia General Assembly appropriates funds each
help defray the cost of childcare and transportation.           year during the preceding legislative session. For more
Applicants must complete the assessment and eligibility         information contact the financial aid administrator or
process at the local WIA Skill Center. Pre-application          Georgia Student Finance Authority.
forms are available at Valdosta Tech’s WIA office in Room
114.                                                            Valdosta Technical College Foundation, Inc.
                                                                Student Emergency Fund
Veterans Benefits http://www.va.gov/education
                                                                Students with a crisis situation in need of financial
Valdosta Technical College is approved for veterans’            assistance can apply for help through the College
training under U.S. Code 38. Eligible persons should            Foundation. The student must prove the need to and
complete an application through their local or regional         be recommended by an instructor. Examples of
Veterans’ Administration (VA) Office. The VA                    situations considered for assistance: childcare, car
coordinator is available to assist applicants in filing for     repairs, gas, eyeglasses, etc.
educational benefits. Students receiving financial
assistance from the VA are personally responsible for
paying tuition and fees at the time of registration if they     Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policies
are not eligible for other financial aid. In order to receive   Federal and state regulations require that students make
benefits, students must meet VA attendance requirements.        "Satisfactory Academic Progress" in order to receive aid.
If a student drops or is dropped from a class, termination      Satisfactory academic progress measures whether
is forwarded to the VA Regional Office. However, the            students applying for financial aid are in good academic
student may continue attending other classes without            standing and making satisfactory academic progress
veterans’ benefits. VA will not pay for any courses that are    toward completion of their programs. All students
not listed in the student’s program curriculum. Applicants      receiving financial aid must be in good standing and
should contact the VA Education Benefits Office at 1-888-       maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance
GIBILL for more information and required certification
                                         Financial Information                                                       23



with the following guidelines:
                                                                5. Termination of Financial Aid. Financial aid will be
1. Qualitative Measure. Financial aid recipients must              terminated when a student is determined by the
   maintain the same minimum Grade Point Average                   Financial Aid Office to be ineligible, if the office has
   (GPA) as any other student enrolled at Valdosta                 evidence that the student has falsified information
   Technical College. Please refer to the Academic                 on the application materials, or if federal or state
   Regulations section of the Student Handbook for the             funds are not provided to meet the award.
   method of determining GPA. The minimum quarterly
   GPA allowed is 2.0 with the exception of certain             6. Appeal Process. Students have the right to appeal
   medical programs, which must maintain a minimum of              the denial of financial aid if they feel that they have
   2.5 GPA. Students falling below those minimums will             extenuating circumstances, which prevented them
   be placed on academic probation and will have one               from making satisfactory progress. The appeal must
   quarter to remove themselves from that status by raising        be made in writing by contacting the Financial Aid
   their GPA to a 2.0 or higher. Financial aid is extended         Office for the required form, and be completed and
   for the probationary quarter for classes not previously         presented to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial
   taken. Students who do not improve their quarterly              Aid Coordinator will forward the appeal to the Vice
   GPA by the end of the second quarter are on financial           President of Student Services. The student will be
   aid suspension and their financial aid award is                 notified, in writing, of the decision.
   terminated.
                                                                7. Reinstatement of Aid. A student who has been
 HOPE Scholarship/Degree students must maintain a                  terminated from aid due to a lack of satisfactory
 lifetime/cumulative GPA of 3.0 to retain eligibility for the      academic progress must pay for 12 credit hours and
 Scholarship.                                                      meet satisfactory academic progress requirements on
                                                                   those hours to be eligible to receive any further
2. Quantitative Measure. (Completion Rate) Financial aid           financial aid. The student must complete the
   recipients must complete at least 67% of the credit             required form available in the Financial Aid office for
   hours attempted each quarter to remain eligible for             reinstatement.
   financial aid. Students failing to earn the necessary
   credit hours are placed on financial aid probation.          Return of Title IV Funds Calculation. Students
   Students are allowed one quarter to earn the minimum
                                                                receiving assistance from Title IV programs (Pell Grant,
   number of credit hours to return them to the
   appropriate completion rate or their financial aid award     FSEOG, and Work Study) will be awarded aid
   is terminated.                                               depending upon the amount of aid earned. If the
                                                                student completed more than 60% of the term, he/she
3. Maximum Time Frame. Students must complete their             would have earned 100% of the aid for that period. If
   educational objective within a maximum time frame of
                                                                the student completed 60% or less of the term, the
   one and a half (150%) times the length of the program
   in which they are enrolled. This means that students         percentage of the period completed is equal to the
   will no longer be eligible to receive financial aid once     percentage of aid earned. The percentage completed
   they have attempted one and one-half times the number        will be computed as follows:
   of credit hours required for graduation in the program
   in which enrolled.                                                   (a) Determine the calendar days completed in
                                                                            the enrollment period divided by the total
4. Grades. Grades of I, IP, W, and WP are not included in                   calendar days in the enrollment period
   calculating a students GPA, but with the exception of IP                 (exclude scheduled breaks of 5 days or more
   grades are counted as coursework attempted. WF is                        and any days that a student was on approved
   counted as an F. A grade of S will be considered                         leave of absence)
   satisfactory completion of a developmental course while              (b) If this amount is less than or equal to 60%,
   a grade of U will be considered unsatisfactory. Grades                   multiply this amount by the scheduled
   received for developmental courses do not affect the
                                                                            award amount, this is the amount earned by
   GPA, but the hours are calculated in the formula to
                                                                            the student less any applicable charges
   determine the 67% completion rate.
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             (tuition, fees and books charged to Pell).          5. Students will have to provide proof of Georgia
         (c) If the student withdraws after the 60% mark,           residency. (At least one year old: driver’s license, voter
             all Pell is earned and amount is equal to the aid      registration card, copy GA income tax return)
             that could have been disbursed for that quarter
             less applicable charges.                            6. Report to the Financial Aid Office any other sources
  NOTE: Students that withdraw before completing the                of assistance received.
  enrollment period are responsible for all charges that
  they incurred. Students are awarded Pell funds before          7. If the student is selected for verification by the U.S.
  they are earned and should realize that they may owe              Department of Education, the student must submit
  monies if they withdraw.                                          the required signed copies of federal tax return or
                                                                    other documentation and the Federal Verification
                                                                    Worksheet, which is provided by the Financial Aid
                       DEADLINES
                                                                    Office.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is
available in January for students to re-apply for financial      Federal Citizenship and State of Georgia
aid for the following award year. Application for financial      Residency Requirements for Student Financial
aid is made once each year. Once approved, it is effective       Aid
summer quarter through spring quarter of that award year.
                                                                 All Federal and State of Georgia student financial aid
All HOPE and Pell financial aid expires on June 30th of
                                                                 programs have special requirements regarding U. S.
the current year.
                                                                 citizenship and many State programs have Georgia
                                                                 residency requirements.
   FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Degree/Diploma Students: Complete and return to the
                                                                 Federal Citizenship Requirements
   Federal processor the Free Application for Federal            To be considered for any form of student financial aid
   Student Aid (FAFSA) at least six to eight weeks prior to      from the Federal government, a student must be a U.S.
   the registration date. The application is available on        citizen or an eligible non-citizen. An eligible non-citizen
   line at: www.ed.gov/student aid, in the Financial Aid         is defined as a student who is:
   Office or from a high school guidance counselor.
                                                                 • A U. S. permanent resident with an Alien
2. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is mailed directly to the          Registration Receipt Card (1-551), or
   student from the Federal Processing Center. Submit the        • A conditional permanent resident (1-551C) or
   SAR to the Financial Aid Office. Georgia                      • A non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (1-94)
   residents/active duty military stationed in                     from the U. S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
   Georgia/dependents will automatically receive the               (INS) showing any one of the following designations:
   HOPE Grant if pursuing a diploma. Degree seeking                "Refugee", "Asylum Granted", "Indefinite Parole",
   students must have their HOPE Scholarship eligibility           "Humanitarian Parole", or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant".
   determined by Valdosta Technical College’s Records
   Department.                                                   The following examples of U.S. Immigration and
                                                                 Naturalization documents do not meet the eligibility
3. Complete the Valdosta Technical College’s Financial           non-citizen criteria:
   Aid Application.                                              • An F1 or F2 student visa
                                                                 • A J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa
4. If the student is pursuing a Certificate and is a Georgia     • A G series visa (pertaining to international
   resident of at least one year or active duty military           organizations), or any other temporary U.S. visa
   stationed in Georgia/military dependent, then complete
   the Georgia HOPE Scholarship & Grant Application              Georgia Residency Requirements
   and the Valdosta Technical College’s Financial Aid
   Application
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In addition to being a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, a    07      182.00          33.00         4.00        20.00      239.00
student must meet the Georgia residency requirement to            08      208.00          33.00         4.00        20.00      265.00
be considered for almost all the State of Georgia                 09      234.00          33.00         4.00        20.00      291.00
scholarships and grants. Some examples of documentation
                                                                  10      260.00          33.00         4.00        20.00      317.00
that will be requested include, but are not limited to, a
copy of your (or your parents’), most recent Georgia              11      286.00          33.00         4.00        20.00      343.00
income tax return, a copy of your driver’s license, or a copy     12+      312.00         33.00         4.00        20.00      369.00
of your voter’s registration card.
                                                                  * Out-of-state students pay double tuition.
                                                                  * State residents over 62 years of age are not required to pay
Residency Requirements for HOPE Grant                               tuition (space available basis)
                                                                  * Credit Hour Tuition charges are different for Certificate
If you wish to pursue a diploma or certificate program of           Programs.
study that is approved for Georgia’s HOPE Grant Program,
you must have been a legal resident of Georgia for one year              SCHEDULE OF QUARTERLY FEES
(12 months) prior to enrolling in the program in order to               FOR CREDIT CERTIFICATE COURSES
be considered for the HOPE Grant.
Residency Requirements for HOPE Scholarship                      CREDIT TUITION* REGISTR.           INSUR. ACTIVITY
Program                                                                                                 TOTAL
If you are applying for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship in a          HOURS                       FEE       FEE      FEE
                                                                                                FEES
degree program, you must have been a legal Georgia
resident for at least one year (12 months) prior to entering      01       $39.00         $33.00      $4.00        $20.00           $
                                                                                                96.00
any Georgia postsecondary institution to seek a degree and
continue to meet the residency requirement. Degree                02        78.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
seeking students, who enter postsecondary institutions in                                      135.00
Georgia as non-residents DO NOT and WILL NOT, at any              03        117.00         33.00      4.00          20.00
time, meet the state residency requirement for Georgia’s                                       174.00
HOPE Scholarship. Military dependents are usually not             04       156.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
eligible for the HOPE Scholarship unless they are legal                                        213.00
Georgia residents or graduates from a Georgia high school         05       195.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
while stationed in Georgia.                                                                    252.00
                                                                  06       234.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
Military Service Member Eligibility for                                                        291.00
HOPE Grant
                                                                  07       273.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
Military personnel on active duty and their dependents                                         330.00
stationed in Georgia, and military personnel and their
                                                                  08       312.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
dependents that are legal residents of Georgia but are                                         369.00
stationed outside of the state qualify for the HOPE Grant.
                                                                  09       351.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
                                                                                               408.00
                   FEE SCHEDULES                                  10        90.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
                                                                                               447.00
          SCHEDULE OF QUARTERLY FEES
                                                                  11       429.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
          FOR CREDIT DIPLOMA COURSES                                                           486.00
CREDIT TUITION* REGISTR.       INSUR. ACTIVITY     TOTAL
                                                                  12+      468.00          33.00      4.00          20.00
HOURS                FEE          FEE      FEE       FEES
                                                                                               525.00
 01      $26.00      $33.00      $4.00    $20.00   $ 83.00
                                                                  * Out-of-state students pay double tuition.
 02       52.00       33.00       4.00     20.00    109.00
                                                                  * State residents over 62 years of age are not required to pay
 03       78.00       33.00       4.00     20.00    135.00          tuition (space available basis)
 04      104.00       33.00       4.00     20.00    161.00        * Credit Hour Tuition charges are different for Diploma
 05      130.00       33.00       4.00     20.00    187.00          Programs.
 06      156.00       33.00       4.00     20.00    213.00
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                                                                       credit without the express written permission of the
                                                                       Director of Instruction or the Executive Vice
                                                                       President; and
          SCHEDULE OF QUARTERLY FEES                                2. A student registering for courses outside their
        FOR COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING                                   declared diploma or certificate track, will be charged
    $ 33.00             Registration Fee                               additional tuition and fees in accordance with the
    $ 4.00              Insurance Fee                                  published fee schedule.
    $ 20.00             Activity Fee
                                                                    Registration Fees are utilized for costs related to
    $ 622.00            CTD 101 Tuition            5 Credit Hours   registration and record keeping, such as computer and
    $ 622.00            CTD 102 Tuition            5 Credit Hours   personnel costs.
    $ 622.00            CTD 103 Tuition            5 Credit Hours
                                                                    Activity Fees are used to provide funds for field days,
                                                                    student council, graduation ceremonies, diploma
    $1,923.00           Total
                                                                    printing, accident insurance and to extend hospitality to
                                                                    visitors.

                                                                    Textbooks are required in all programs, and some
                                                                    programs require the purchase of new books each
                                                                    quarter. The cost will vary among programs.
ADDITIONAL FEE CHARGES:
    Late Registration                         $20.00
                                                                    Tools are required in some programs particularly in
                                                                    technical programs. Total cost will vary among
    Application Fee             $15.00 (one-time fee)
                                                                    programs. Each student will be given a list of required
    Returned Check Fee                        $20.00                tools to be used each quarter. The student will make
    Placement Test                         No Charge                his/her own arrangements for the purchase of tools.
    Retest Fee                     $5.00 per section
Drop/Add Fee                                 $10.00                 Institutional Credit Hours. Institutional Credit Hours
                                                                    are an educational measurement used by technical
    Exemption Test        $25.00 per test attempted
                                                                    colleges and determined by the Department of
    Financial Aid Late Fee                     15.00
                                                                    Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) using
                                                                    nationally recognized standards. Listings of
Special Notes                                                       institutional credit hours are included in the course
Fees above apply to credit on-campus programs (Day,                 description section of this catalog and available from
Extended Day, and Evening).                                         program advisors.

Out-of-State (Non-Georgia resident) students pay double             Refund Policy
the current tuition rate. Other charges remain the same.            Full (100%) refunds are made to students who
                                                                    withdraw in writing prior to the first day of class of any
State residents over 62 years of age and otherwise                  quarter.
qualified, are not required to pay tuition fees. (On space
available basis).                                                   Seventy-five percent (75%) refunds of tuition are made
                                                                    to the original payer for students who provide the
Course Load                                                         Registrar’s Office with a drop form within seven (7)
                                                                    consecutive calendar days from the first day of the
1. A student may not register for more than 25 hours of
                                                                    quarter. No refunds will be made for registration fees,
                                                                    insurance, or student activity fees. After seven
                                                                    consecutive calendar days, students will not receive a
                                                                    refund.
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Financial Aid Title IV Refunds
Refunds to students receiving Title IV financial aid monies
are made in accordance with the Federal
Refund/Repayment policy. A detailed description of the
Federal Refund/Repayment policy is available in the
Student Financial Aid Office. Federal Credit Hours are a
separate educational measurement used by technical
colleges and are calculated by the Federal Government.
These Federal Credit Hours then form the basis for Title
IV entitlements and awards.

Book Returns – Bookstore will issue refunds on books
returned with sales receipt within 10 school days, provided
the books have not been written in and are in a condition
suitable for resale.

Accident Insurance is provided for each student. The cost
of the insurance is covered under quarterly fees. Note:
this insurance is only supplementary.

Liability (Malpractice) Insurance is required for credit
students enrolled in the clinical portion of Health and
Cosmetology programs. The $4 quarterly fee is not
HOPE Grant eligible and must be paid by the student.
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            RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT                                   the main campus, Building 500.
A student’s legal residence shall determine the tuition rate
paid by the student. Residency also affects financial aid
eligibility. There are three residency categories: in-state, out-                  TRANSFER OF CREDIT
of-state, and international.                                        Course credit will be considered for courses completed at
                                                                    another regionally accredited technical institute, college, or
         In-State; Students who are lawfully documented             university upon request by the student. Transfer credit will
         residents of the United States and otherwise               be awarded after receipt and review of an official transcript
         qualify as Georgia residents shall pay tuition and         from the previous educational institution. It is the
         fees prescribed by the State Board for in-state            responsibility of the student to specifically request that the
         residents.                                                 transcript be evaluated and transfer credit awarded.
                                                                    Additionally, transfer of credit may be awarded for
         Out-of-State: Students who are lawfully                    successfully completed course work for students previously
         documented residents of the United States but do           enrolled at Valdosta Tech, provided the subject matter is
         not qualify as Georgia residents shall pay tuition         the same or similar to the requirements of the program in
         and fees prescribed by the State Board for out-of-         which the student is currently enrolled. The student must
         state students.                                            request all transfers of credit through the Student Services
                                                                    office no later than the end of the first quarter of
         International: Students who are lawfully resident          enrollment for all transfer credit.
         in a country other than the United States and
         wish to study at Valdosta Technical College shall
         pay tuition and fees at a rate four times that                           ADVANCED PLACEMENT
         charged in-state students.
                                                                    Applicants to Valdosta Technical College who have
On the application for admission, Valdosta Technical                attended an acceptable accredited college or other
College will require students to identify their lawful              educational program that meets Valdosta Technical
residence and may require submission of other                       College’s criteria will be considered for advanced standing
information necessary to make a determination of a                  admission. The policy of this College is to grant credit for
student’s legal residency for tuition rate and student              previous coursework from another college that meets the
advisement purposes. Certain guidelines have been                   quality of established standards of Valdosta Technical
identified as proof of Georgia residence. The student must          College. Credit is awarded only in areas which fall within
physically live in the state of Georgia. When using one of          the regular curricular offerings of Valdosta Technical
the following as proof of residence they must have the              College, and must be related to the student’s current
student’s name, Georgia address, and a date older than              educational goals.
one year:
                                                                    Coursework accepted for credit must have been completed
• A valid Georgia Drivers License which has not expired             at a college accredited by an acceptable national or regional
  and has an exam date older than one year.                         accrediting agency at the time the coursework was
• A bill or statement with an issue date older than one             completed. Valdosta Technical College must have
  year. These documents cannot be hand written and                  documentation that the credit awarded represents
  must be on company letterhead or company paper.                   postsecondary coursework relevant to the diploma or
• A copy of the previous year’s Georgia Income Tax                  degree with comparable and appropriate course content
  Return. Federal Tax return is not sufficient.                     and level of instruction resulting in student competencies
• A Voter Registration Card with an issue date older than           comparable to those of students in the college’s programs
  one year.                                                         and that the coursework was taught by faculty qualified to
• Public assistance check stub notification.                        teach at the appropriate level.
                                                                    The student must have passed the course with a minimum
Additional and updated information may be obtained in               grade of "C", and the course must correspond in
Student Services or the Financial Aid Office located on             description and competencies to courses offered at
                                                                    Valdosta Technical College. Transfer credit for up to 50
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percent of a program of study may be applied toward             Each student's progress, conduct, and attitude is
graduation.                                                     continuously appraised. Instructors report irregularity in
                                                                attendance and progress to the Director of Instruction or
Valdosta Technical College reserves the right to test the       Vice President of Instructional Services whereby corrective
proficiency of students for coursework to be transferred.       steps may be taken to assure quality training. At the end
Therefore, Valdosta Technical College reserves the right to     of each quarter, the achievement of each student is
disallow transfer credit if the student cannot demonstrate      reported using the following system of grade assignment:
acceptable proficiency.
                                                                A (4)      Excellent                   90 - 100
Credit by transfer will appear on a student’s transcript as a   B (3)      Good                        80 - 89
grade of "TR". It will count toward graduation                  C (2)      Average                     70 - 79
requirements but will not be calculated into the student’s      D (1)      Below Average               65 - 69
institutional GPA.                                              F (0)      Failure Below               0 - 64
                                                                I Incomplete
Credit by examination may be given for course exemption.        IP In-Progress
Hours earned by exemption exam will be credited toward          P Pass
graduation requirements and will appear on a student’s          U Unsatisfactory completion
transcript carrying a grade of "EX" but will not be             W Withdrawn while in good standing
calculated into the student’s institutional GPA.                WF*        Withdrawn while failing or not in good
                                                                           standing/class abandonment
The Registrar has the overall responsibility for ensuring       AU Audit – no credit earned
this policy is implemented.                                     EX Credit by exemption
                                                                TR Transfer Credit
                                                                AC Articulated Credit
          FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS
                                                                A grade of "I" (incomplete) may be issued to any student
A student registered for a minimum of twelve credit hours       not completing all required course work by the end of the
is considered a full-time student.                              quarter. If the incomplete (I) is not removed within ten
                                                                school days (four evenings for classes that meet two
                                                                evenings per week; eight evenings for classes that meet four
 WORK ETHICS – INSTRUCTION & GRADES                             evenings per week; and two Saturdays), it will be recorded
Valdosta Technical College has developed and implement-         as a failure (F) on the student’s official transcript.
ed a system for the instruction, development, and
evaluation of work ethics in which the student is assigned      A grade of "IP," in progress, indicates the course continues
grades reflecting his or her overall performance for the        beyond the end of the quarter.
mid-point and end of the quarter. In addition to letter
                                                                A grade of "W" indicates the student withdrew from school
grades that are assigned for academic performance in the
                                                                prior to completion of the course(s) in good standing.
class, the final quarterly numerical work ethics grade is
                                                                Grades will be recorded as "W/F" for students withdrawing
assigned onto his or her permanent transcript.
                                                                who are not in good standing.
Areas of instruction, emphasis, and grading are:                A grade of "AU" indicates the student audited the course.
Attendance; Attitude; Appearance; Respect; Character;           A student is permitted to audit a course/program and
Productivity; Cooperation; Teamwork; Organizational             attend classes without meeting all admission requirements
Skills; and Communication.                                      for the course/program and without receiving credit.
Grades will be assigned as follows: “3” Exceeds
Expectations; “2” Meets Expectations; “1” Needs                 Grades are based upon quality and quantity of
Improvement; “0” Does Not Meet Expectations.                    achievement in both the classroom and the laboratory.
                                                                Students failing to maintain a standard of satisfactory
                                                                progress will be withdrawn from Valdosta Technical
                  GRADING SYSTEM                                College.
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*W/F will be recorded as an F and calculated as same in            SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC STANDING
GPA
                                                               Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative
                                                               GPA to be in satisfactory academic standing. Students
                                                               whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on
              GRADE POINT AVERAGE                              academic probation for the next academic quarter. The
Students will be awarded quality points for each credit        quarterly GPA must be 2.0 or above at the end of the
course grade according to the following scale:                 probationary quarter to maintain satisfactory status.
                                                               Failure to maintain satisfactory status during a
     A   = 4 Quality Points                                    probationary quarter will result in dismissal. A student
     B   = 3 Quality Points                                    dismissed due to academic deficiency may reapply for
     C   = 2 Quality Points                                    admission after waiting one (1) full quarter. Upon
     D   = 1 Quality Points                                    readmission, the student must make a 2.0 or above on at
     F   = 0 Quality Points                                    least 12 quarter hours to maintain satisfactory standing or
                                                               will be dismissed. (See Student Handbook for effect on
The quality points awarded are then multiplied by the          Financial Aid.)
credits for that course to get the quality points earned for
the course. Quality points earned for all courses are then     For certain health occupations which require licensure,
added together and divided by the total credits for the        students will be expected to maintain the progress
quarter to obtain the quarterly grade point average (GPA).     standards specifically designed for their particular program.
Grades of S or U are not calculated in GPA.                    All new students will receive a written explanation of the
                                                               satisfactory progress stands for their particular program.
EXAMPLE:
Grade    Quality       x Credits = Quality Points              Any student dismissed from a program for the second time
         Points                           Earned               due to academic deficiency cannot reapply to that program,
  A        4           x       5      =    20                  but may apply for another program in another department.
  B        3           x      10      =    30                  Students who enroll in a second or subsequent program
  C        2           x       5      =    10                  will have their quality points and credits earned in one
          Total Credits20                                      program transferred to the new program for all certificate,
             Total Quality Points Earned   60                  diploma, or degree credit classes.

60 Divided by 20 = 3.0 Quarterly Grade Point Average.
Grades of "W" are not counted in the cumulative GPA.                GRADE REPORTS AND TRANSCRIPTS
Hours transferred in via course exemption and/or prior
                                                               Grade reports are issued quarterly. A letter academic grade
credit for training are not counted in GPA.
                                                               and a numeric work ethics grade is issued for each course
                                                               in which a student was enrolled. Transcripts are available
                                                               through the Registrar’s Office, located in building 100.
    CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE                             Official copies of a student’s transcript will be released
The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is calculated in      only upon written request. The request should include the
the same manner as the quarterly GPA above except all          student’s name, program, the dates enrolled, and the
credits and all quality points for enrollment are used.        address of the school or business to which the transcript is
Example: Divide cumulative quality points by cumulative        to be sent. The request must be signed by the student.
credits to get cumulative grade point average (GPA).           Transcripts are provided at no charge within a one-year
(Grades of "U" and "P" earned through the Developmental        period after graduation or withdrawal. A fee of $2 is
Studies will not affect GPA. A grade of "WF" earned in         charged for transcripts requested more than one-year after
Developmental Studies will be calculated in a student’s        graduation or withdrawal.
GPA.)
                                                               Current grade and transcript information can be accessed
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by authorized individuals through the internet at                   ENG195          Technical Communications
banweb.valdostatech.org.                                            MAT190          Mathematical Modeling
                                                                    PSY191          Introduction to Psychology
                                                                    BIO191/         Anatomy & Physiology I and II
                    COURSE LOAD                                     BIO193*
A student may not register for more than 25 credit hours        *Diploma students who wish to substitute the degree-level
without the express written permission of the Director of       "Anatomy & Physiology" must pass both courses with a
Instruction, the Vice President of Instructional Services, or   grade of "C" or better to satisfy the diploma requirements.
the Executive Vice President. A student registering for
courses outside their declared diploma or certificate track
may be charged additional tuition and fees in accordance                     TIME FORMAT FOR
with the published fee schedule.                                         SCHEDULED CLASS OFFERINGS
A student may not be registered for courses where the total     Regularly scheduled classes fall into four time-frames: Days,
"contact" hours would exceed the total number of hours          Evenings, and Saturdays
that the student is available for class attendance.
                                                                • Day – Generally scheduled from 8 AM through 2:50
Enforcement of this provision is the joint responsibility of
                                                                  PM, Monday through Friday. Some courses are also
the student and faculty advisor.                                  offered through 4:50 PM. Certain Health Education
                                                                  courses will have clinical sessions that are on "shift"
                                                                  schedules, lasting into the evenings.
              COURSE SUBSTITUTION                               • Extended Day – Generally scheduled to begin between
Students may elect to take higher level academic core             3 PM and 5:30 PM, the end of normal day classes and
courses within their programs without actually converting         the beginning of normal evening classes. For example,
to degree-seeking status. A course may be taken as a              Cosmetology has an extended day component from
substitute for a regular diploma-level course but cannot be       3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday through Thursday.
taken as a substitute if the diploma-level course has already   • Evening – Generally scheduled between 5:30 PM and
been taken. Although students using this option do not            10:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Certain courses
have to be degree-seeking, they do have to meet the               meet Mondays & Wednesdays and others meet
minimum entrance level scores on the placement test for           Tuesdays & Thursdays. Some are scheduled for all four
the degree-level course. Students who entered Valdosta            evenings.
Tech on the basis of satisfactory SAT or ACT scores may         • Saturday – Generally scheduled between 8 AM and 4:00
also be eligible for course substitution. Financial aid will      PM. Basic core classes meet 8:30 AM – 1:00PM.
not be affected by the proper substitution of courses.            Technical and EMT programs meet between 8 AM and
                                                                  4:00 PM.
Students who do not have the minimum scores required to
take degree courses and who have not otherwise met the
admission requirements for degree-level courses cannot                     METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
register for these courses. However, they may schedule a
                                                                Academic courses are conducted using four basic methods
placement test in the Admissions Office and attempt to
                                                                of instruction:
obtain scores necessary on the relevant section of the
placement test. A student who registers for a degree-level      1. Classroom Lecture – Instruction in a traditional
course without meeting the minimum requirements will be            classroom setting combining instructor lecture, student
withdrawn from those classes.                                      participation, and testing.
                                                                2. Laboratory/Industrial Shop – Demonstration by
Courses that are allowed as substitutes for diploma level          instructors and performance by students in a realistic
courses are:                                                       setting which replicates the work place to the maximum
                                                                   extent possible.
    ENG191          Composition & Rhetoric I                    3. Internship/Externship/Apprenticeship – Job
    ENG193          Composition & Rhetoric II                      performance by the student in an actual work place
                                                                   with oversight and instruction by VTC instructors and
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   preceptors employed by the company or institution.           Fee adjustments may be made during this period. Changes
4. Online – Instruction carried out using e-mail and            made after the drop/add period which are not initiated by
   Internet resources. (See section on "Online Courses" for     the college will incur a $10 fee. In addition, courses
   additional details)                                          dropped will be counted as "attempted" for financial aid
                                                                purposes and the student will receive a grade of "WF" or
                                                                "WP" indicating whether the student was earning a failing
                  ONLINE COURSES                                or passing grade at the time of the drop.
Valdosta Technical College is part of a state network of
colleges called Georgia Virtual Technical College (GVTC).            WITHDRAWING FROM THE COLLEGE
Through GVTC, technical colleges throughout the state           A student who is withdrawing from attendance at the
offer technical certificates, diplomas, and degrees online.     college must complete a Withdrawal Form. The timely and
                                                                accurate completion of this form is critical and may have
All online courses follow DTAE guidelines regarding             financial aid implications. Failure of the student to
curriculum, objectives, and competencies. A complete list       complete this form and properly withdraw my affect future
of these guidelines, objectives, and competencies can be        aid decisions as well as decisions on re-admittance. For
found at the DTAE web site (www.dtae.org).                      students who withdraw without proper notification, a
                                                                Withdrawal Form will be completed by the advisor or the
Programs offered online through the Georgia Virtual             Registrar’s Office, using the best available information.
Technical College have admission, retention and credential
requirements that are qualitatively consistent with those in
                                                                             ACADEMIC GRIEVANCES
effect for on-campus programs. In addition, Valdosta
Technical College’s online classes follow quality assurance     Students receiving a final course grade that they believe is
criteria standards as set forth by the Georgia Virtual          incorrect should first discuss the matter with their
Technical College Board.                                        instructor. The instructor will determine whether a grade
                                                                change is warranted. A student who is not satisfied with
Initial Contact for Online Students: Online students at         the instructor’s decision may request a review by a Director
Valdosta Technical College must contact his/her online          of Instruction or the Vice President for Instructional
instructor/s by e-mail before the first day of the quarter.     Services. The reviewer will examine the facts and any
Failure to contact the instructor will result in the student    applicable documentation to determine that the grade was
being dropped from the class.                                   determined fairly according to the course syllabus and will
                                                                communicate the results of this review to both the student
Questions regarding online instruction may be directed to       and the instructor. All grade appeals must be initiated
the VTC Online office. The e-mail address is                    before the end of the quarter following the term in which
online@valdostatech.org.                                        the grade was earned.


                 ELECTIVE CREDITS
                                                                              ACADEMIC PROBATION
Within academic programs there are courses which are
                                                                Students who fail to maintain a 2.0 grade point average
designated as elective courses that may be chosen to fulfill
                                                                (GPA) for all work attempted in any quarter will be placed
the academic requirements of the program. Students
                                                                on academic probation. The purpose of this probation is
should confer with their advisor while choosing which
                                                                to alert students to the fact that their academic
electives will be taken for credit.
                                                                performance is not acceptable and to point out the
                                                                possible consequences if improvement is not made during
                 DROP/ADD PERIOD                                the next quarter of enrollment.
There is a specific period at the beginning of each
                                                                Students placed on probation (or admitted on probation)
academic quarter, generally the first three class days, which
                                                                must attain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (at least 12
is designated the drop/add period. The specific date will
                                                                hours) during the next quarter of attendance in order to
be published on the academic calendar. During this
                                                                remove themselves from probationary status. Students who
period, students may drop or add classes without penalty.
                                                                fail to do so are subject to academic dismissal. Students
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may not graduate while on probation.*                          the offices of the Directors of Instruction. Diplomas will
       * Probation and dismissal rules differ for certain      be mailed to those graduates who are unable to attend
         Health Occupations programs. For these selected       exercises.
         programs, specific rules established for the
         individual program will be furnished, in writing,
         to entering students.                                            STUDENT RECORDS (FERPA)
                                                               Valdosta Technical College adheres to the Family
                                                               Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as
               ACADEMIC DISMISSAL                              amended. In summary, the act entitles parents of
Students who fail to remove themselves from academic           dependent students the right to inspect and review the
probation by attaining a minimum 2.0 GPA the next              student’s educational records. Parents of dependent
quarter in attendance after being placed on probation are      students or eligible students have the right to contest
subject to academic dismissal. A student who is                inaccurate or misleading information contained in the
academically dismissed must stay out of school one quarter     records. The college must have written permission from
before petitioning for readmission. A second academic          the student before it will release information from a
dismissal will constitute a final dismissal from the program   student record.
of study.
                                                               The college will abide by the following guidelines
                                                               concerning student records:
                  PRESIDENT’S LIST
                                                               1. Inform parents of students and students of their rights
Students who complete 12 or more credit hours (with no            concerning records kept by VTC;
grades of "I" or "IP") in a quarter and achieve a 3.66 or      2. Allow parents and spouses of students who have the
better grade point average will be designated as honor roll       written permission of their children or spouses access to
students and will be recognized on the President’s List.          the educational records of their children/spouses;
                                                               3. Non disclosure of personally identifiable information
                                                                  from the educational record of a student without the
                    GRADUATION                                    prior written consent of the student; and
Diplomas will be awarded at four graduation exercises,         4. Maintain a record of disclosure to outside agencies of
scheduled shortly after the start of each academic quarter.       personally identifiable information from the
Student participation in graduation exercises is strongly         educational records of the student.
encouraged. To be eligible for graduation, students must
have completed all college and program requirements            As a general rule, the following information will be kept by
satisfactorily and be in good academic standing having at      the Registrar or Student Services and will remain in the
least an overall grade point average of 2.0 (2.5 for           student’s academic file:
designated medical licensure programs). Students who have
met all program requirements with a cumulative GPA of          1. The official academic transcript;
3.66 or better will be designated as honor graduates. All      2. The original application for admission;
financial obligations to the college must be met prior to      3. Secondary and post-secondary official transcripts;
graduation. Students who are admitted to a program             4. Application for graduation and/or degree;
without a high school diploma or GED (General                  5. Official notice of admission;
Educational Development) diploma must attain a GED             6. Evaluation of transfer credits; and
prior to graduation. Students may not participate in           7. Memoranda or correspondence pertaining to:
graduation exercises until all requirements have been met.        • Registration form;
                                                                  • Grades, grade changes, explanations, and special
It is the responsibility of the student to make application          course descriptions;
for graduation by completing an "Application for                  • Drop/Add, official withdrawals; and
Graduation" no later than the end of the second week of           • Special honors or special problems.
the last quarter of enrollment. These forms are available in
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As a general rule, all academic files are kept for five years         SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
after graduation, withdrawal, or suspension of the student,
                                                                 Valdosta Technical College offers several specialized credit
with the exception of the official transcript, which is kept
                                                                 programs designed to provide narrowly focused training for
indefinitely. (As technology and governing regulations
                                                                 accelerated attainment of skills needed to enter a specific
allow, certain of these documents and files may be stored
                                                                 work force segment. Examples include: Supervisory
electronically and in off-campus locations.)
                                                                 Management Specialist (SMS), and Certified
                                                                 Manufacturing Specialist (CMS). These Technical
                     TRANSCRIPTS                                 Certificate of Credit programs are administered through
Transcripts are a vital part of the student’s personal record.   the Business and Industry Services division and may be
No transcript of a student’s record will be issued without       conducted in area secondary schools or in the work place.
the express, written authorization of the student. No            In addition, there are several industry or vendor-specific
telephone or third-party requests will be honored by the         certifications available such as Microsoft Office User
college for information from or transmittal of the student       Specialist (MOUS). These are primarily offered through
record. In addition, the college will not issue transcripts of   Business Occupations programs as specialized
an official or unofficial nature if the student’s financial      certifications.
accounts are in arrears or if there is a disciplinary hold on
the transcript.
                                                                           APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
              TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS                                The Apprenticeship Program is an innovative approach to
Transcripts are available through the Registrar’s Office,        student training which was created at the request of local
located in building 100. Official copies of a student’s          business leaders. The program offers a chance for students
transcript will be released only upon written request. The       to train at the college in a program of their choice while
request should include the student’s name, program, the          training on-the-job concurrently in a paid apprenticeship.
dates enrolled, and the address of the school or business to     The synchronized training will yield better-equipped entry-
which the transcript is to be sent. The request must be          level employees with first-hand knowledge and work
signed by the student. Transcripts are provided at no            experience in their future career. The paid apprenticeship
charge within a one-year period after graduation or              opens the educational doors for students who have in the
withdrawal. A fee of $2 is charged for transcripts requested     past missed out on educational opportunities due to
more than one-year after graduation or withdrawal.               financial difficulty. If you would like more information on
                                                                 how you can "Earn While You Learn", please call the
Current grade and transcript information can be accessed         Apprenticeship Coordinator at (229) 333-5365.
by authorized individuals through the internet at
banweb.valdostatech.org.


           WARRANTY OF GRADUATES
The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult
Education (DTAE) guarantees the skills of its students for
two years after they graduate from a degree, diploma
program of study. Graduates who are found to be deficient
in one or more competencies as defined in the curriculum
standards can retake the related course work at no
instructional cost to the graduate or employer, at any
DTAE institution within the state. This guarantee applies
only to graduates who are employed in their fields of
training. Contact the Student Services office for more
information.
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                   PARKING POLICY                               Repeat offenders who have accumulated two or more
                                                                unpaid parking fines may have their vehicles towed or
All persons operating a motor vehicle on the campus of
                                                                wheel-locked. Students will be responsible for any fines and
Valdosta Technical College do so at their own risk.
                                                                fees associated with the towing of their vehicle. Students
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to
                                                                whose vehicle has received a wheel-lock will have to pay a
secure vehicles while parked in the parking lot against theft
                                                                $25.00 fee to have the wheel-lock removed from the
or vandalism. VTC is not responsible for damage or loss
                                                                vehicle.
incurred while on the campus.
                                                                Failure to pay fines will also result in a hold being placed
Operating a vehicle on campus is a privilege, not a right.
                                                                on the student’s records, preventing him or her from
All persons operating a motor vehicle on campus are
                                                                future registration, graduation, or from receiving grades or
expected to adhere to all traffic and parking regulations.
                                                                a transcript. In addition, repeat offenders may forfeit the
                                                                privilege of operating a motor vehicle on campus.
Parking Permits. All vehicles that park on campus are
required to be registered and display a parking permit that
                                                                Appeals. Any student who feels that a parking ticket is not
hangs from the rear-view mirror of the vehicle. These
                                                                justified or has been rendered erroneously has the right to
permits are distributed at the time of orientation for new
                                                                appeal. The appeals process must be begun within seven
students. Replacement permits may be obtained from the
                                                                days of receiving the violation. The student must complete
Admissions Office. Faculty, staff, and students are required
                                                                an appeal form in the Admissions Office stating the
to display the parking permit at all times while on the
                                                                reasons for the appeal. The appeal will be reviewed by the
campus.
                                                                Vice President for Student Services who will respond to
                                                                the appeal within seven working days. If the student is not
Student Parking Areas. Students may park in designated
                                                                satisfied with that decision, he or she may appeal in
parking areas only. Generally, any space not specifically
                                                                writing within five working days to:
designated or identified for a specific person or group is
                                                                • The President of the College
acceptable for parking by students. Specifically, students
                                                                • The local Board of Directors. The decision of the board
should not park in the following areas:
                                                                    will be final.
•   Reserved Parking (for faculty and staff)
•   Handicapped Parking (requires a permit)
•   Visitors Parking                                                               CONDUCT CODE
•   Space reserved for "Government Vehicles Only"               Valdosta Tech is committed to providing a safe and
•   In the road or right of way for vehicular traffic           protective learning environment for all students. To this
•   Loading zones                                               end, a student code of conduct has been established. All
•   On the grass or sidewalks                                   policies are published in the Student Handbook. Some of
•   In areas specifically marked "No Parking"                   these policies have been developed in coordination with
                                                                existing federal and state regulations. All students are
Penalties:                                                      responsible for the observance of all federal, state, and
Illegal parking will result in a $5.00 fine for each offense.   local laws and for the adherence to Valdosta Tech’s
As stated at the bottom of each ticket, offenders are           policies. Violation of the policies listed below may not only
required to pay the fine in the bookstore or appeal the fine    result in legal action, it may also result in disciplinary
within seven days of receiving the ticket. Fines not paid or    action taken by Valdosta Tech to include suspension or
appealed within the seven-day period will double. Students      expulsion.
may not appeal a parking offense after the seven-day                 ACADEMIC DISHONESTY (CHEATING)
period.
                                                                Definition. Academic dishonesty or cheating is no longer
Failure to display the parking permit will also result in a     simply the obtaining of information during tests from
fine of $5.00. This fine will also double after the seven-day   others or from hidden resources such as "cheat sheets". The
appeal period.                                                  use of computers and the increasingly wide-spread
                                                                availability and use of the Internet has further defined this
                                                                form of cheating as the dishonest obtaining or copying of
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information for one’s use without attributing credit to the     vehicle or bus; or in a private vehicle parked on school
actual author of that information. Examples of academic         property, or on other public or private property in
dishonesty include:                                             proximity to school property while attending school or a
• Plagiarism        • Falsification of information              school sponsored or school related function. For purposes
• Collusion         • Copying from the work of a fellow         of this policy, the following definitions apply:
                        student
• Bribery           • "Cut & Paste" of work done by             1. A "school safety zone" is defined as the area in or
                        others                                     within 1,000 feet of any real property owned by or
The best rule by which students should operate is to "do           leased to any public elementary school, secondary
one’s own work". Work not performed by the student may             school or the board of education and used for
be interpreted as being dishonest and will be subject to           elementary or secondary education.
disciplinary measures.
                                                                2. "Weapon" means and includes
Consequences. Academic dishonesty in any form is not
tolerated at Valdosta Technical College, and the penalties         a. Any firearm, and herein defined as having the
for cheating are harsh. The Director of Instruction will              meaning set forth in 18 USC 21 (a) (3,4), i.e. any
review each alleged incident of academic dishonesty and               weapon, including a starter gun which will or is
will determine the specific penalties for any offense. These          designed to or may be readily converted to expelling
may include expulsion from Valdosta Tech for the                      a projectile by the action of an explosive, or any
remainder of the quarter with a grade of WF (Withdrawn                other "destructive device", defined to include:
Failing) in the course or courses in which the cheating
occurred and WP or WF in all other courses, depending                   (1) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas;
on the student’s grades in those classes at the time of                         (a) bomb,
expulsion. If desiring to come back to school, the student                      (b) grenade,
must also reapply to Valdosta Tech and appear before the                        (c) rocket having a propellant charge of
Readmission Committee before being allowed to return to                             more than four ounces,
school.                                                                         (d) missile having an explosive or
                                                                                    incendiary charge of more than one-
Appeals. Any expulsion recommendation triggers an
                                                                                    quarter ounce,
automatic appeal process which will be made on behalf of
                                                                                (e) mine, or
the student. The Vice President for Student Services will
                                                                                (f) device similar to any of the devices
review the decision of the Director of Instruction. The
                                                                                    described in the preceding clauses;
students have the right to present their case, to present
witnesses, and to present any extenuating circumstances
                                                                        (2) any type of weapon by whatever name known
regarding the alleged incident of dishonesty. The VP for
                                                                            which will, or which may be readily converted
Student Services will then make a recommendation to the
                                                                            to, expel a projectile by the action of an
Executive Vice President who will render the final decision
                                                                            explosive or other propellant, and which has
on whether to uphold the expulsion. Any student has the
                                                                            any barrel with a bore of more than one-half
right to appeal that ruling to the President, using the
                                                                            inch in diameter; and
appeals process outlined in that section of this publication.
               WEAPONS IN SCHOOL                                        (3) any combination of parts either designed or
The presence of weapons on school property is detrimental                   intended for use in converting any device into
to the welfare and safety of the students and school                        a destructive device described in subparagraph
personnel, and is a violation of state law.                                 1 or 2 and from which a destructive device
                                                                            may be readily assembled. The term
No person shall carry, possess, or have under such person’s                 "destructive device" shall not include any
control any weapon or explosive compound within a                           device which is neither designed nor
school safety zone, or in any school building, on school                    redesigned for use as a weapon; any device,
premises, at any school sponsored function or activity,                     although originally designed for use as a
including football games, basketball games, track contests                  weapon, which is redesigned for use as a
and other similar or related functions; in any school
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            signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety, or        (1) A peace officer as defined by Georgia law,
            similar device; surplus ordnance sold, loaned
            or given by the Secretary of the Army pursuant           (2) A law enforcement officer of the United States
            to the provisions of section 4684(2), 4684, or               government,
            4686 or Title X; or any other device which the
            Secretary of the Treasury finds is not likely to         (3) A prosecuting attorney of this state or of the
            be used as a weapon, or is an antique.                       United States,

  b. any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic             (4) An employee of the Georgia Department of
     knife, or other knife having a blade of two or more                 Corrections or a correctional facility operated
     inches; or                                                          by a political subdivision of this state or the
                                                                         United States who is authorized by the head of
  c. straight-edge razor, razor blade; or                                such correctional agency or facility to carry a
                                                                         firearm, and
  d. spring stick, metal knuckles, blackjack, or any flailing
     instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts                (5) A person employed as a campus police officer
     connected in such a manner as to allow them to                      or school security officer who is authorized to
     swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka,                   carry a weapon.
     nun chuck, shuriken, or fighting chain; or
                                                                e. A person who has been authorized in writing by a
  e. any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least          duly authorized official of the school to have in
     two points or pointed blades which is designed to be          his/her possession or use a weapon to be used as
     thrown or propelled and which may be known as a               part of school-sponsored activity;
     throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like      f. A person properly licensed when such person carries
     kind; or                                                      or picks up a student at a school building, school
                                                                   function, or school property, or on a bus or other
  f. any stun gun or taser as defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-         school transportation;
     106 (a).
                                                                g. Persons employed in fulfilling defense contracts with
                                                                   the government of the United States or agencies
3. Georgia law provides the following exceptions are made          thereof when possession of the weapon is necessary
   to this policy:                                                 for manufacture, transport, installation, and testing
                                                                   under the requirements of such contract;
  a. Competitors while participating in organized sport
     shooting events, or firearm training courses;              h. Those employees of the State Board of Pardons and
                                                                   Paroles when specifically designated and authorized
  b. Persons participating in school-sponsored military            in writing by the members of the State Board of
     training programs conducted by or on behalf of the            Pardons and Paroles to carry a weapon;
     armed forces of the United States of the Georgia
     Department of Defense;                                     i. The Attorney General and those members of his staff
                                                                   whom he specifically authorizes in writing to carry a
  c. Persons participating in law enforcement training             weapon;
     conducted by the police academy certified by the
     Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, or by       j. Probation supervisors employed by and under the
     a law enforcement agency of the state or the United           authority of the department of corrections when
     States or any political subdivision thereof;                  specifically designated and authorized in writing by
                                                                   the director of the Division of Probation;
  d. The following persons, when acting in the
     performance of their official duties or when enroute       k. Public safety directors of municipal corporations;
     to or from their official duties;                             and
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                                                                Students are responsible for the observance of all federal,
    l. Trial judges;                                            state, and local laws. The doctrine of in loco parentis which
                                                                often protected a student is no longer effective. Students
    m. Medical examiners, coroners and their investigators      should not expect that college officials will come to their
       who are employed by the State or any political           defense for activities committed in violation of local codes.
       subdivision thereof;                                     In fact, Valdosta Technical College, as a member of the
                                                                community, is responsible for attending to implied consent
    n. Persons, other than students, licensed or having         that lockers, automobiles, purses, briefcases, backpacks,
       permits under O.C.G.A. §16-11-129 or §43-38-10,          and the like may be searched whenever reasonable
       when                                                     suspicion exists that a violation of law regarding this policy
                                                                may exist.
         (1) such person carries or picks up a student at a
             school building, school function or school         Section 20-1 of the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated,
             property, on a bus or other transportation         states that any student of a public educational college who
             furnished by the school;                           is convicted under the laws of the state, the United States,
                                                                or any other state of a felony offense involving the
          (2) such person has any weapon legally kept           manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, or use of
              within the vehicle in transit through a           marijuana, a controlled substance, or a dangerous drug
              designated school by any person other than a      shall, as of the date of conviction, be suspended from the
              student; and                                      public educational college in which the student in
    o. Persons who reside or work in a business within the      enrolled. Except for cases in which the college has
       school safety zone who are in the ordinary course of     previously taken disciplinary action against the student for
       transacting lawful business;                             the same offense, such suspension shall be effective as of
                                                                the date of conviction, even though the educational college
    p. Any person who is a visitor of such resident located     may not complete all administrative actions necessary to
       within a school safety zone                              implement such suspension until a later date. Except for
.                                                               cases in which the college has already imposed disciplinary
                                                                sanctions for the same offense, such a suspension shall
LEGAL REF.: O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106; 16-11-127.1; 20-2-            continue through the end of the quarter or other similar
1184 (Ga. Laws 1990, Vol. I, p. 1834); Improving America’s      period for which the student shall forfeit any right to any
Schools Act of 1994, Title I, §14601; Title III, § 14601;       academic credit otherwise earned or earnable for such
Title III, § 314, amending 20 USC 1415(e) (3); Honig v.         quarter or other similar period; and the educational college
DOE, 484 U.S. 305 (1988)                                        shall subsequently revoke any such academic credit which
                                                                is granted prior to the completion of administrative actions
                                                                to implement such suspension.
           DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
The use, possession, or distribution of narcotics,                                   TOBACCO USE
amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, hallucinogens, or
any other dangerous or controlled substances, not               Valdosta Tech is a smoke-free campus. This means that
prescribed by a physician, and any alcoholic beverage are       smoking and smokeless tobacco use is strictly prohibited
prohibited on Valdosta Technical College property or at         within the buildings on campus. Violations of this policy
college sponsored events. Valdosta Tech has a deep              should be reported to any instructor or administrator for
concern and sympathy for students experiencing                  further action.
educational, financial, or personal difficulties and provides
brief professional counseling services with referral to other   The use of tobacco is a personal privilege, not a right.
agencies to those individuals. However, it will be necessary    When tobacco is abused or used excessively in the presence
to implement disciplinary actions for all such violations.      of both tobacco users and non-users, it can be offensive
This includes expulsion for up to one year and the              and even harmful to health. The purpose of this policy is
notification of law enforcement authorities.                    to minimize the ill effects of tobacco use on the main
                                                                campus of Valdosta Technical College and at any branch
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campuses or classes sponsored by Valdosta Tech at              students should dress comfortably and in good taste for
designated locations.                                          the office setting. Otherwise, students are expected to use
                                                               common sense and good taste in their attire while on
Valdosta Tech has designated several outside areas for         campus.
smokers and the use of smokeless tobacco. Smokers and
smokeless-tobacco users are expected to keep these areas       Specifically, students will not be allowed to dress in
free of cigarette butts and otherwise clean and presentable.   clothing that is revealing or provocative. Shirts or other
To this end, a sufficient number of receptacles have been      clothing with obscene/offensive wording, messages,
placed in these areas.                                         pictures, or gestures will not be allowed. Students in
                                                               violation of the dress code may be sent home. The
                                                               Director of Instruction or his designee will make the final
                  AIDS AWARENESS                               determination on violations of the dress code.
Since there is no evidence of non-sexual/non-blood-related
transmission of the T-lymphotropic III, human
                                                                                    ATTENDANCE
immunodeficiency virus HTLV-III (HIV), students will not       Establishing a consistent and acceptable pattern of
be excluded from the lab or classroom in the absence of        attendance is considered an integral part of the total
other contraindications. Because of the unlikelihood of        educational process. Employers who hire Valdosta Tech
transmission to others in an occupational setting, students    graduates consistently stress the importance of good work
of applicants for admission as students shall be regarded as   ethics, attendance, and punctuality. Students are expected
students or applicants without screening or questioning        to maintain good attendance within the following
regarding previous tests for the antibody to the HTLV-III      guidelines:
(HIV) virus.                                                   • Students are notified by the instructor of an
                                                                  unsatisfactory attendance record if absences exceed 10%
Students should follow appropriate recommended                    of scheduled classes for the quarter. A warning is issued
standards and practices of hygiene and sanitation while           and placed in the student’s file.
practicing universal precaution.                               • An absence rate of 15% or more of scheduled classes
                                                                  during the quarter will result in the student’s dismissal
The confidentiality of information and records regarding          from the class or program. The student must then apply
AIDS or associated illnesses must be preserved.                   for readmission through the Admissions Office.
                                                               • Tardy is defined as absence from class any part of the
Valdosta Technical College will conduct an on-going AIDS          first ten minutes in a scheduled class. After ten
awareness and education program for employees and                 minutes, a student is counted absent from that class.
students.                                                         Two tardies will equal one absence from the class. For
                                                                  multiple hour classes, tardy is defined as absence from
Full use will be made of local Department of Human                the class any part of the first ten minutes times the
Resources and health department educational                       number of hours of the class. For example, for a two-
presentations, materials, and other resources, including the      hour class, the first twenty minutes constitutes the tardy
statewide toll-free hotline (1-800-551-2728) established to       period.
provide the general public with a resource for answering       • Students who are dismissed from a class for excessive
questions and providing information on AIDS.                      absences may receive a grade of “WF” for the class.
                                                                  Health Programs have attendance policies that are
                                                                  different than the general attendance policies listed
                     DRESS CODE                                   above. Students in these programs will be informed
                                                                  during their program-specific orientation concerning
Generally, students at Valdosta Tech are expected to dress        attendance policies.
in a manner appropriate to their field of training. For
example, a welding, machine tool, or automotive                Exceptions to the attendance policy are few. They include:
technology student should wear clothing that would not be      • Mandatory military service such as Reserve or National
caught up in machinery or equipment and should not                Guard duty, TDY, national emergency, or call-up.
wear shorts. Health Occupations students will be required         Normal military duty such as change of work schedule
to purchase uniforms for use in clinical settings. Business
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  does not constitute an exception to the attendance
  policy.                                                         Computers and other technology resources are primarily
• Students with chronic disabling conditions may be               intended for academic use at Valdosta Technical College.
  granted an exception to the attendance policy provided          The size of the student body, demand for resources, and
  that absences are directly related to the disability.           high-impact instructional time leave no time for leisure
  Normal illnesses and injuries are not considered                computer activities in the classroom. Students’ leisure
  exceptions. Documentation of the disability from a              usage of the Internet and e-mail are restricted to the
  qualified physician is required, and documentation that         computers in the library. Users are expected to abide by
  each absence incurred is directly related to the disability     the established rules and procedures of the library available
  is required. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the   and posted in the VTC Library. “Open computer labs” are
  instructor and the disabilities counselor of such a             to be supervised by a Valdosta Technical College faculty
  condition after acceptance to Valdosta Tech and prior           member, and the labs are to be used for academic purposes
  to beginning classes.                                           only.
• Jury duty is considered an exception to the attendance
  policy. Students must            submit proof to the            Users should not expect files stored on technical college-
  instructor prior to the dates of jury duty.                     based computers to always be private. Administrators may
                                                                  review files and messages in an effort to maintain system
                                                                  integrity and in an effort to insure that users are acting
          ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR                               responsibly. Moreover, DTAE and Valdosta Technical
                                                                  College officials will cooperate with law enforcement
        INTERNET AND COMPUTER ACCESS                              officials who are properly authorized to search DTAE and
Technology plays an integral part in the infrastructure of        Valdosta Technical College computers and computer
the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE)            systems.
and Valdosta Technical College. More specifically,
computers and computer network systems are vital, both            Although not conclusive, listed below are examples of
directly and indirectly, to the instructional programs of the     accepted computer/technology usage at Valdosta Technical
college. In addition, these computer resources are used to        College.
accelerate administrative functions, aid in expediting the
mission of the college, enhance communication between             • Users of Valdosta Technical College computer resources
faculty and students, and advance communication among               must comply with local, state, and federal laws regarding
faculty and students with the local, state, and world               copyright, privacy, libel, software licensing
communities.                                                        agreements, and policies and rules of the college.
                                                                  • Connecting any computer to any DTAE network unless
The purpose of technical college-provided Internet access is        it meets technical and security standards set by DTAE
to facilitate communications in support of research,                administration is prohibited.
training, and education.                                          • Computer resources and/or other technology are not to
                                                                    be used for personal or commercial purposes, or for
While Valdosta Technical College promotes the rights of             personal financial gain.
academic freedom and freedom of expression and                    • Computers may not be used to gain unauthorized access
creativity, the user is expected to comply with the                 to remote computers, prohibited resources, or another
responsibilities and limitations associated with those rights.      individual’s password, materials, information or files.
Computer and Internet access is a privilege, not a right.         • Users must not create, install, or knowingly distribute a
To remain as users, students’ use must be in support of             computer virus or any other              destructive
and consistent with the educational objectives of the               program.
Department of Technical and Adult Education. Users are            • Modifying or reconfiguring the software, hardware, or
expected to maintain the highest level of ethical behavior          peripherals of computer systems is forbidden.
and avoid activities that are inconsistent with the mission       • Pornography, racist, terroristic and other inappropriate
and policies of the college. Primary responsibilities for           sites may not be accessed via            Internet.
maintaining high standards of conduct resides with the            • Exchange of communication that includes sexual
faculty and staff.                                                  harassment, obscenities, insults based on race, gender,
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    sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or
    religion is strictly prohibited.
•   Users must not engage in Internet activities during
    instructional time unless the activity is part of an
    assignment and supervised by an instructor.
•   Chat room activities are forbidden in all computer
    locations.
•   Downloading software and/or copying files and images
    is prohibited unless the activity is part of an assignment
    and supervised by an instructor.
•   Using software other than that purchased by Valdosta
    Technical College is prohibited.
•   Using computers in “open labs” is restricted to
    currently enrolled Valdosta Technical College students
    who possess a valid ID card.
•   In keeping with policies at Valdosta Technical College,
    children are not allowed in computer labs.
•   Valdosta Technical College students and the general
    public may use computers in the library. Currently
    enrolled students are required to present a valid ID
    card. Other individuals must present a valid Georgia
    driver’s license.

Failure to adhere to this acceptable use policy will result in
the following:

1. Upon the first violation of this policy, the student(s)
   will be warned of the violation and an incident report
   will be completed and placed in the student’s file which
   outlines the nature of the offense, the student(s)
   involved, and the action taken. In the case that a
   student has been made aware of this policy during
   initial class orientation, the first violation will result in
   student(s) being asked to leave the class and counted
   absent.
2. Upon the second violation of this policy, student(s) will
   be referred (with proper documentation) to the
   Director of Instruction for disciplinary measures
   appropriate to the offense.

NOTE: Valdosta Technical College reserves the right to
         determine the appropriateness of Internet sites and
         to make modifications to this policy as deemed
         necessary.
  44                                            Student Services

            STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS                                the Distributive Education Clubs of America in high
                                                                 schools and consists primarily of students in the Marketing
Student organizations and activities are an integral part of
                                                                 Management program. DECA gives students the
student life at Valdosta Technical College and are strongly
                                                                 opportunity to match skills and knowledge with Marketing
supported by the faculty and staff. Valdosta Technical
                                                                 students at other colleges in areas such as management,
College firmly believes that the student’s academic life is
                                                                 decision-making, sales presentations, advertising, speech-
greatly enhanced through involvement in activities that
                                                                 making, individual research, and other areas related to the
develop and promote professionalism and interaction with
                                                                 field of training. DECA members participate in
other students. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged
                                                                 competitive events at the local, state, and local levels that
to participate in one or more of several student
                                                                 promote professionalism and leadership. DECA leadership
professional organizations sanctioned by the college.
                                                                 consists of club officers and a faculty advisor.
Student Government Association (SGA) is a
                                                                 Society of Radiologic Technology Students is composed of
representative body of students composed of students from
                                                                 students in the Radiologic (X-ray) Technology program.
each diploma and degree program at Valdosta Technical
                                                                 Students compete in local and state competition designed
College. The purpose of SGA is to foster the general
                                                                 to promote technical and leadership skills in categories
welfare of students and to provide a link between the
                                                                 related to the education and training received in the
student body and the college administration. Composed of
                                                                 program.
representatives from each instructional program, governed
by an SGA Constitution, and led by a staff of elected
                                                                 Surgical Technology Student Organization promotes
student officers, SGA voices students' issues concerning
                                                                 leadership and knowledge for surgical technology students
school policy, rules, and practices. SGA administers the
                                                                 through planned activities within Valdosta Technical
student activity fee trust fund and contributes financially to
                                                                 College and through planned seminars around the state
support the projects of the other student organizations.
                                                                 and nation.
SGA also administers the student activities trust fund by
providing entertainment and activities for the student body
                                                                 National Vocational Honor Society is an invitation
during the year and by assisting other student organizations
                                                                 organization. Full-time and part-time students are
with financial assistance. SGA leadership consists of a
                                                                 recommended for membership by their instructors,
president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and a faculty
                                                                 approved by the administration, and must meet local and
advisor appointed by the president of Valdosta Technical
                                                                 national membership standards. Membership is
College.
                                                                 determined by overall grade-point-average, work ethics, and
                                                                 professionalism.
Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) is a
student professional organization that consists primarily of
students in technical and health occupations programs.
VICA members participate in activities that promote                            THE STUDENT CENTER
leadership and professionalism through competitive events        The Student Center is a commons area located around the
at the local, state, and national levels. VICA leadership        vaulted lobby between buildings 100 and 300. The Student
consists of club officers and a faculty advisor.                 Center is a gathering area for students and contains the
                                                                 library, the snack bar, student lounge, and bookstore.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the college counterpart of the
secondary-level Future Business Leaders of America and           The Snack Bar is operated by the Georgia Cooperative
consists primarily of students in computer and business          Services and is managed by an independent contractor
programs. PBL members organize and sponsor various               with no financial or operational connection with Valdosta
activities on and off campus that promote leadership and         Technical College. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m-3:00
professionalism. PBL members also participate in                 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
competitive events at the local, state, and national levels.     and 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday. The snack bar serves a
PBL leadership consists of club officers and a faculty           large variety of packaged and hot snacks and drinks and
advisor.                                                         makes every attempt to cater to the needs and wishes of
                                                                 the student population.
Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) is the college counterpart of
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The Student Lounge called "Crossroads", provides a clean        • Single parents with custody or joint custody of
and comfortable area in which students may enjoy their            dependent children.
meals or just to relax, socialize, or study between classes.    • Homemakers in transition who are separated, divorced,
"Crossroads" is open before and after the hours of                or widowed.
operation of the snack bar to provide a place for students      • TANF clients striving for self-sufficiency and in need of
to gather. Just outside the doors of the student lounge is a      education, training, or employment.
patio area consisting of an open air café and a covered         • Students who wish to seek training for non-traditional
patio.                                                            occupations.

The Bookstore, owned and operated by the college,               Services are provided to participants in a variety of ways
provides textbooks, workbooks, supplies, and materials for      including assessment and testing, counseling, job readiness
students. The store also has a large selection of other items   and job retention seminars, life management workshops,
including jackets, shirts, caps, and pens. The store is open    and skills training.
from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday,
and from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The store is
also open on selected Saturdays during each quarter for the          GEORGIA FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE
convenience of students.
                                                                The Georgia Fatherhood Initiative is a program designed
The Library is a modern comfortable place in which              for the non-custodial parent of dependent children who
students can check out books, read numerous periodicals         has been ordered to pay child support and who is either
and newspapers, investigate sources for research, log onto      unemployed or underemployed. The mission of the
the internet, or to simply study between classes.               program is to place the non-custodial parent in job training
                                                                that will lead to employment in a career.
Students who do not possess a computer at home have
access to a number of computers in the library and may          The goals of the program are to:
establish an email address and log onto the internet with       • Raise awareness of the important role that fathers have
individual codes and passwords. Computer software                 in their children’s lives.
available for student use includes WordPerfect, Microsoft       • Help overcome the problem of non-payment of child
Office, Microsoft Works, GCIS, GALILEO, and other                 support and therefore reduce the burden of the tax
software specific to program areas.                               payer for welfare services to children.
                                                                • Eliminate barriers so that at-risk non-custodial parents
The hours of operation of the library are from 7:45 a.m.          can obtain the counseling, education, training, and job
until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m.           placement needed to obtain stable employment.
until 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Students and staff have access to
the library with a valid and current VTC identification         The program assists participants in a variety of ways
card.                                                           including career assessment and testing, counseling, job
                                                                readiness and job search workshops, life management
                                                                workshops, and skills training. Participants may enroll in
         NEW CONNECTIONS TO WORK                                any certificate, diploma, or degree program at Valdosta
                                                                Technical College for which he or she is qualified.
The New Connections to Work program is a
comprehensive training and employment program that
provides services and assistance to eligible participants who
are seeking post secondary training or employment.                                 JOB PLACEMENT
                                                                Valdosta Technical College offers a full-time full-service job
Participants are recruited through cooperation with local       placement office that is committed to assisting graduates in
Department of Family and Children Services, the Georgia         locating meaningful and satisfactory employment in their
Department of Labor, business and industry, high schools,       fields of study. In addition to assisting graduates, the Job
and other agencies. Eligible participants include:              Placement office assists currently enrolled students in
                                                                locating part-time and full-time employment while still
                                                                enrolled in school. Employers in the service area and
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throughout the state contact the placement office daily to     involvement of college personnel in various community
recruit potential employees. Employers in the area have        organizations and events.
worked with the placement office for many years and have
the confidence in the skills and work ethics training          Since an increasing number of high school students and
received by Valdosta Tech students. The office promotes        graduates are interested in furthering their education at
and sponsors regular job fairs in the local area in an         Valdosta Technical College, a great deal of time and effort
ongoing effort to put students in touch with employers.        is devoted to increasing the awareness of technical
Staff members also sponsor workshops and seminars to           education among high school students, faculty, and staff.
prepare future students for the world of work by providing     The public relations effort in local high schools includes
guidance concerning job interview skills and resume-           speaking to classes and parents’ groups and other activities
building.                                                      with general and specific groups of high school students,
                                                               annual PROBE activities, and tours of the campus by
Students are encouraged to register with the Job Placement     groups of students. The Tech Prep/School-to-Work office
office, find answers to questions about types of jobs          at Valdosta Technical College also works closely with area
available, and research continuing educational                 high schools to plan and implement career days, special
opportunities at Valdosta Tech or other colleges. Current      activities, and tours of the campus.
job orders and other career notices are posted on a board
at the Job Placement office in an attempt to keep students                CAMPUS TOURS AND VISITS
and graduates informed of career opportunities.
                                                               Valdosta Technical College encourages visitations from
The job placement office, working closely with faculty and     individuals and groups at any time during normal school
staff, has enjoyed an average job placement rate among         hours. Prospective students and other individuals may
graduates of more than 90% for more than the past ten          receive a tour of the college campus by requesting a tour at
years. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.,      the Admissions Office if a tour guide or counselor is
Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m until 3:30          available. If a tour guide is not available at the time of the
p.m. on Friday and can be reached at 333-2120.                 request, the individual may be scheduled to return at a
                                                               time when someone is available to conduct a tour. Groups
                                                               of interested persons, however, are required to make an
                                                               appointment through the Admissions Office for a specified
                 PUBLIC RELATIONS                              date and time and number of persons to be given tours.
The purpose of the public relations effort is to inform the
general public of the many programs, courses, and                       SCHOOL-TO-WORK INITIATIVE
activities of Valdosta Technical College. The goal is to
                                                               Georgia’s School-to-Work initiative is a statewide
disseminate information about the college and to promote
                                                               partnership among the Georgia Departments of
interest among potential students. The target groups of the
                                                               Education; Industry, Trade, and Tourism; Labor; Technical
overall public relations efforts include:
                                                               and Adult Education; Board of Regents; Partnership for
• High school students and recent high school graduates
                                                               Excellence in Education; and the Governor’s Office of
• Adults who wish to acquire or update career skills
                                                               Planning and Budget. Forty local partnerships in the state
• Educators
                                                               bring together community, education, and employers to
• Parents of potential students
                                                               identify gaps that limit the ability of learners to mover
• Business and community leadership
                                                               successfully through the education experience to career
                                                               experience. The effect of the partnerships is to strengthen,
Methods of disseminating information about Valdosta
                                                               expand, and connect the existing resources in the
Technical College include the publication of individual
                                                               communities.
program brochures, the college catalog, paid print
advertising in local newspapers and in the college’s
                                                               The goals of the initiative include improving academic
viewbook. Other methods include electronic advertising
                                                               achievement, reducing the high school dropout rate,
such as radio, television and the development and
                                                               increasing the awareness among parents and students of
maintenance of the college’s web site, news releases related
                                                               the various educational and career opportunities available,
to events and activities at the college, and though the
                                                               enhancing the involvement of business and industry in the
                                                               educational processes, and to demonstrate a better
                                                 Student Services                                                         47



relationship between academics and the workplace.                  • Title IX Educational Amendments of 1976 (non-
                                                                     discrimination on the basis of sex and questions,
Valdosta Technical College is very much involved in the              concerns or complaints regarding sexual harassment):
school-to-work initiative and participates in various events        Mary Ann Hagler, Executive Vice President, Building
and activities and is represented on various committees             500, Office 510, 4089 Val Tech Road, PO Box 928,
that are dedicated to the overall objectives of the initiatives.    Valdosta, GA 31603-0928 or call 1(912)333-2111 or for
                                                                    the hearing impaired call TDD-1(800)225-0056.

                       TECH PREP                                   • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (non-
                                                                     discrimination on the basis of disability):
Tech Prep is a nationwide career development system that            Butch Moser, Director of Admissions, Building 500,
provides a high school student with a planned program of            Office 546, 4089 Val Tech Road, PO Box 928, Valdosta,
study that can lead to a diploma, associate degree, or a            GA 31603-0928 or call 1(912)249-4821 or for the hearing
bachelor’s degree. Through agreements with Valdosta                 impaired call TDD-1(800)225-0056.
Technical College, students can receive exemption credit
for academic and vocational courses taken in high school.          • The Americans with Disabilities Act:
With exemption credit, the student can "bypass" or "skip"           Butch Moser, Director of Admissions, Building 500,
selected postsecondary courses at a technical college in the        Office 546, 4089 Val Tech Road, PO Box 928, Valdosta,
state of Georgia. Exempting credit reduces the amount of            GA 31603-0928 or call 1(912)249-4821 or for the hearing
time required for program completion and eliminates                 impaired call TDD-1(800)225-0056.
duplication of coursework.
        SECTION 504, TITLE IX, TITLE VI,                           • Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (rights of access
            AND ADA GRIEVANCES                                       to and privacy of educational records):
                                                                    Mary Ann Hagler, Vice President, Building 500, Office
Valdosta Technical College does not discriminate against,
                                                                    510, 4089 Val Tech Road, PO Box 928, Valdosta, GA
deny the benefits of, or exclude any person from
                                                                    31603-0928 or call 1(912)333-2111 or for the hearing
participating in any educational programs, activity, or
                                                                    impaired call TDD-1(800)225-0056.
employment opportunity on the basis of sex, race, religion,
national origin, handicap/disability, or age.
                                                                   The resolution of real or alleged violations shall be
                                                                   motivated toward a solution that is satisfactory to the
In compliance with the rules and regulations pertaining to
                                                                   student or employee, administration, and the Georgia State
nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, color, race, national
                                                                   Department of Technical and Adult Education.
origin, religion, disability or age under federally-assisted
                                                                   There will be no retaliatory action taken toward any
educational programs and activities, Valdosta Technical
                                                                   person, student or employee, for filing a formal complaint
College has established a procedure whereby a complaint
                                                                   or reporting a violation of the above laws. A formal claim
related to violation, interpretation, or application of
                                                                   or report against the issue at hand will not reflect upon the
Section 504, P.L. 94-142, Title IX, Title VI, and ADA
                                                                   individual’s status nor will it affect future employment,
Rules and Regulations may be quickly and smoothly
                                                                   grades or job assignments.
resolved. Students and employees of Valdosta Technical
College are eligible to participate in this grievance
                                                                   The right to confidentiality will be respected consistent
procedure and should report any alleged discrimination to
                                                                   with the college’s legal obligations, and with the necessity
the Coordinator(s) listed below:
                                                                   to investigate allegations of misconduct and take corrective
                                                                   or disciplinary action.
• Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964 (non-discrimination
  on the basis of race or national origin):
                                                                   Definitions
  Denise Lee-Mathis, Director of Adult Literacy, East Park
  Avenue Campus, Adult Literacy Director’s office, PO
                                                                   1. Grievance. An issue that reaches Step One. This issue
  Box 928, Valdosta, GA 31603-0928 or call 1(912) 333-
                                                                      involves the violation, interpretation, or application of
  2125 or for the hearing impaired call TDD-1(800)225-
                                                                      the Federal Regulations mentioned above.
  0056.
                                                                   2. Student. Any person enrolled as a student in any
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   school and/or educational recreational program                   filing a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights.
   authorized by Valdosta Technical College.                        Correspondence should be addressed to:
3. Employee. Any full-time or part-time instructor,
secretary, clerk, custodian, maintenance worker,                      Office for Civil rights, Region IV
administrator, or other persons receiving compensation for            U.S. Department of Education
service rendered at Valdosta Technical College.                       Post Office Box 2048, 04-3010
                                                                      Atlanta, GA 30301-2048
Procedure                                                             (404) 331-2954; TDD (404) 331-7816

Step One
A grievance concerning the Federal Regulations at
Valdosta Technical College should be presented to the                      BUSINESS & INDUSTRY SERVICES
designated coordinator as defined above in writing. An
                                                                    The mission of the Business & Industry Services Division
answer will be presented in writing to the aggrieved party
                                                                    at Valdosta Technical College is to meet the training needs
within fifteen (15) working or school days.
                                                                    of business/industry in a six-county service area. In
Step Two                                                            meeting these needs, the division provides short-term
If satisfaction is not received by the aggrieved party, the         instruction (credit & non-credit) in areas such as:
aggrieved party may, within forty-five (45) working or              technical, business, industrial, health/ medical, supervisory
school days appeal in writing to the college President. A           development and customized training, based upon the
written reply will then be forthcoming from the President           needs of new or existing business/industry. The types of
within fifteen (15) days.                                           training and/or training services offered through the
                                                                    Division of Business & Industry Services are described in
Step Three                                                          the following paragraphs.
If satisfaction is still not received by the aggrieved party, the
next step in the process is through written appeal within a
thirty (30) day period to the Valdosta Technical College                        CONTINUING EDUCATION
Board of Directors. Correspondence should be addressed              Continuing Education courses at Valdosta Technical
to:
                                                                    College are a significant educational service to its six-
   The Valdosta Technical College Board of Directors
                                                                    county service area. Courses are designed to assist in
   Valdosta Technical College
                                                                    updating present occupational skills or teach new skills for
   P.O. Box 928
                                                                    projected job requirements. Course offerings may include
   Valdosta, Georgia 31603-0928
                                                                    but are not limited to those in technical areas such as
                                                                    electrical and automated manufacturing; health/safety
Written reply will then be forthcoming from the Board               areas such as First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens,
within thirty (30) days following the regularly scheduled           and business areas such as Real Estate, Computer Software
meeting at which the grievance is heard.                            Applications, Customer Service, and Supervisory
                                                                    Management. Personal enrichment courses such as
Step Four                                                           Conversational Spanish, Floral Design, and many others
If satisfaction is then not received by the aggrieved party, a      are also taught each quarter on and off campus. For more
written appeal may be made to the Georgia State
                                                                    information concerning continuing education courses call
Department of Technical and Adult Education requesting
                                                                    (229) 333-2122.
a hearing or review. Correspondence should be addressed
to:
   The Georgia State Department of Technical and Adult
   Education                                                             CUSTOMIZED/CONTRACT TRAINING
   1800 Century Place NE, Suite 400                                 This service, specifically designed to meet a company’s
   Atlanta, Georgia 30345                                           individual training needs, is offered upon request. It can
                                                                    include, but is not limited to, training consultation,
Step Five                                                           training analysis, course development, and instruction. The
The aggrieved party may also file a complaint through the           training can take place in the company’s facilities, Valdosta
Federal Administrative complaint process. This involves
                                  Business and Industry Services                                                       49



Technical College, or other sites deemed appropriate for                             QUICK START
the training required. The costs of these courses vary
                                                                Business & Industry Services is also responsible for the
according to the complexity of the training.
                                                                administration of the state Quick Start program. Quick
                                                                Start provides training assistance to new and expanding
Valdosta Tech Provides:
                                                                industries and helps companies realize a principal
• Customized Course/Training Materials
                                                                objective: Maximum productivity in minimum time. Each
• Selected Equipment
                                                                Quick Start Program is tailored to meet the specific
• Qualified Instructors
                                                                requirements of the individual company. Most follow a
• Administration
                                                                basic pattern of consultation and analysis, and may include
• Flexible schedules to meet the needs of the students and
                                                                development of the training plan, providing training
  the company. (Day or night programs available)
                                                                facilities and equipment, instructor training, pre-
• Certificate of Course Completion for participants
                                                                employment training, supervised on-the-job training, and
                                                                on-the-job training. For more information on customized
The Company Provides:
                                                                Quick Start training, call the Business and Industry
• Employees with a specific training need
                                                                Services Division at (229) 333-2122.
• Classroom and/or lab facilities, if available
• Cooperation and support
                                                                      GEORGIA RETRAINING TAX CREDIT
Extensive follow-up is carried out to ensure that the
customized course meets the needs of the business or            The General Assembly passed the Georgia Business
industry and to determine if further instruction is             Expansion Support Act. The objective of the retraining
required. These courses are taught off-campus at a              tax credit is to foster the profitability and competitiveness
location that is suitable to the persons being served or        of Georgia’s existing industry by encouraging workforce
these courses may be offered on the campus of Valdosta          development through retraining tax incentives. This bill
Technical College. For more information call the Business       provides for tax credits to help Georgia
and Industry Services Division at (229) 333-2122.               businesses/industries retrain existing employees when
                                                                necessary due to new equipment, operating systems or
                                                                technology in the workplace. The Vice President of
      MAINTENANCE SKILLS ASSESSMENT                             Business & Industry Service’s is responsible for the initial
                                                                approval of retraining tax credit applications and
             AND TRAINING                                       completion forms. For more information call the Business
Every day businesses are become more and more                   and Industry Services Division at (229) 333-2122.
dependent on highly automated manufacturing systems.
Companies who are poised for the future and embrace
change all have employees who are trained in the skills                   WORK KEYS SERVICE CENTER
needed to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.
The maintenance skills assessment and training program is       The Work Keys system has been hailed as one of the most
designed to evaluate employee’s training needs in the areas     innovative workforce skill evaluation tools ever created.
of mechanical and electrical maintenance. After an              Work Keys has been used worldwide to evaluate both
assessment by certified assessors, an individual training       current employees and applicants for skill levels for a
plan is developed for each person evaluated. The purpose        particular job. Hundreds of companies have seen
of this plan is to provide skill training in the deficit area   significant cost reduction and increased productivity after
identified by the assessment. This allows each individual       implementing the Work Keys system.
to receive only the training they need; time and resources
will not be wasted on unnecessary training. The                 Take out the guesswork! Identify the skills employees need
participating industry not only benefits from having a          to be successful on the job! Determine where additional
better-trained workforce, but also gains a competitive edge.    training will help build a higher performance workforce!
For more information call (229) 259-5538.                       Slow down the turnover and find the qualified applicants
                                                                for the skills and the skill level necessary to make your
                                                                company successful. Ask for Work Keys and let it start
                                                                working for you. For more information please call at (229)
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259-5191.                                                       Industry Services Division at (229) 333-2122.
            E -LEARNING AND TESTING /                                       ADULT LITERACY AND GED
               ACT TRAINING CENTER                              The Adult Literacy and GED Preparation classes offered by
E- Learning and Testing at Valdosta Technical College is a      Valdosta Technical College are specifically designed for
computer based and on-line delivered education system           adults who have different backgrounds and skills. A
designed for the entire community. Our E- Learning and          flexible program has been designed which meets the needs
Testing Center offers computer-delivered certification and      of any adult who wishes to participate. The services are
licensure tests; workforce development for business and         free and available at various locations in the college’s six
industry; as well as skill acquisition/ upgrade and             county service area (Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier,
enrichment programs.                                            and Lowndes counties).

E- Learning courseware category offerings include: Adult        Adult Literacy classes include instruction in reading
Literacy, Test Prep (GED, SAT/ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE              readiness, reading comprehension, reading in the content
and more), Computer Basics, IT, Health Care, Writing,           areas, basic math skills, and an introduction to writing and
Business, Management/Leadership Skill Development,              grammar. The GED preparation classes provide
Industrial Technology/Safety Skills, ESL, Personal              instruction in the areas of reading, science, social studies,
Enrichment and Development, Graphic Design and                  grammar and writing skills, and mathematics. These
Paralegal Training. Some courses are also available in          classes help develop the skills necessary for completion of
Spanish.                                                        the GED examination.

E-Testing at Valdosta Technical College encompasses a
variety of tests inside the technical, trade, vocational, and
                                                                                      GED TESTING
professional disciplines. Examples of some test offerings
are: MOUS, information tech certifications, CAT, ASE,           Valdosta Technical College is an official GED testing
and health and social services exams.                           center. The test is administered twice each month. Pre-
                                                                registration and advance payments are required. Successful
As E-Learning courseware and testing opportunities are          completion of the GED Test qualifies an individual for a
constantly expanding and evolving, a current listing maybe      state of Georgia high school equivalency diploma. GED
found at our web site www.valdostatech.org (E-Learning          credentials are accepted by industry, government, licensing
Button) or call (229) 333-5356.                                 boards, Technical College’s and employers as the
                                                                equivalent to a high school education.
    TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES OF CREDIT
                                                                The GED Test is a five-part test, covering the following
The Division of Business & Industry Services also develops      subject areas: language arts, writing, social studies, science,
and administers short-term credit training in selected areas    language arts, reading, and mathematics. These tests are
of training in response to the needs of area                    designed to enable people who did not graduate from high
business/industry. The purpose of these courses is to           school to demonstrate that they have acquired the
maintain a qualified pool of trained personnel for area         knowledge and skills usually associated with the
business/industry in selected areas. These credit courses       completion of a four-year high school program of study. If
include                                                         an individual wishes to take the GED, he/she must be 18
• Certified Customer Service Specialist                         years of age or older and the high school class in which
• Certified Manufacturing Specialist                            he/she last a member must have graduated. For more
• Child Development Specialist                                  information concerning the Adult Literacy and GED
• Child Care Manager                                            Program, visit the Adult Literacy Office or call (229) 333-
• Health Care Specialist                                        2123.
• Patient Care Assistant
• Supervisory Management Specialist
• Computer Applications for Government Employees.
These classes are offered day, evenings, and Saturday’s as
                                                                    CAREER PLACEMENT AND FOLLOW-UP
needed. For more information call the Business and              The purpose of Job Placement at Valdosta Technical
                                  Business and Industry Services   51



College is to assist current and former students in locating
gainful employment in their field of study, and to partner
with business and industry to provide qualified applicants.
Working with local employers, the Georgia Department of
Labor, and various professional organizations, the Job
Placement Staff provides students with information about
available openings. As Job Listings are received, they are
posted on the Job Placement Bulletin Boards, the Valdosta
Technical College web site (www.valdostatech.org), and are
distributed to faculty, students, and graduates.

Once a student has contacted Job Placement and
completed an application, they may receive a variety of
services: Employer Referrals, company information,
assistance with job search procedures, resume writing, and
interview coaching. Our placement rate for FY 2001
diploma/degree programs was 97%. This rate reflects the
commitment of the instructors to the students, the
students to learning, and the community’s desire to hire
our graduates.

At Valdosta Technical College, we are committed to
providing current, useful training utilizing state-of-the-art
technology. Using surveys, Job Placement actively seeks
candid feedback from our graduates, former students, and
employers to evaluate our course offerings. The data is
then complied and used as a tool for report and
institutional improvement.

Students are encouraged to apply with Job Placement at
any time in their academic career. For additional
information call our office at (229) 333-2121.


    WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA)
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) pays training costs
for economically disadvantaged individuals and dislocated
workers. Training costs include tuition, books, insurance,
tools, and uniforms. In addition, a stipend is available to
help defray the cost of childcare and transportation.
Applicants must complete the assessment and eligibility
process at the WIA Skill Center located at 901 North
Toombs Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Pre-application forms
are available at Valdosta Tech’s WIA office in Room 114.
For information call (229) 259-5271.
52            Program Descriptions




                 Business Division

                  Dr. Kenneth Kennedy
           Coordinator of Business Occupations



                    Diploma Programs
                        Accounting
                Business Office Technology
               CIS - Computer Programming
                 CIS - Database Specialist
           CIS - Internet Specialist - E-Commerce
           CIS - Internet Specialist - Web Design
              CIS - Microcomputer Specialist
                CIS - Networking Specialist
             Data Communication Electronics
                  Marketing Management



     Associate of Applied Technology Degree Programs
              CIS - Microcomputer Specialist
                CIS - Networking Specialist
                                                   Accounting                                                            53



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM
The Accounting program provides instruction in manual
and computerized accounting procedures to prepare                               The Diploma Program
students for careers in the accounting profession. The one-
                                                                             Credits required for graduation: 75
year (full-time) program emphasizes a combination of
accounting theory and practical application necessary for
                                                              CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
successful employment. Through the use of                     ENG   111      Business English                                  5
microcomputers in addition to manual preparation,             ENG   112      Business Communications                           5
students are taught to prepare federal and state payroll      MAT   111      Business Math                                     5
reports, to record and report the results of operations for   EMP   100      Interpersonal Relations and                       3
sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations, and                    Professional Development
to utilize pre-programmed business, microcomputer             EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
software packages for accounting/financial applications
such as database management, spreadsheet analysis, word       OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
processing, and integrated accounting systems.                ACC   101      Principles of Accounting I                        6
                                                              ACC   102      Principles of Accounting II                       6
Program graduates receive a diploma.                          ACC   103      Principles of Accounting III                      6
                                                              BUS   101      Keyboarding/Typewriting                           5
                                                              BUS   108      Word Processing                                   7
Diploma Admission Requirements                                SCT   100      Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
                                                              ACC   104      Computerized Accounting                           3
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,         ACC   106      Accounting Spreadsheet Fundamentals               3
and must also:                                                ACC   152      Payroll Accounting                                4

1. Present official documentation of an acceptable            PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable         ACC 107        Full-Time Intern                              12
   college credit.                                                           Or
                                                              ACC 108        Half-Time Intern                                  6
                                                                             AND
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
                                                              XXX xxx        Electives                                         6
   taken within the last five years.                                         Or
                                                              XXX xxx        Electives                                     12


                                                              Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                              student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                              * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                outline above.
  54                           Business and Office Technology

            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                    CURRICULUM
The Business Office Technology program prepares students
for employment in a variety of positions in today’s                            The Diploma Program
administrative and business fields. The program provides
                                                                            Credits required for graduation: 73
learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and
reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills and
                                                             CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and        ENG   111      Business English                                  5
advancement. The program emphasizes use of the               ENG   112      Business Communications                           5
keyboard and applications software. Additionally, the        MAT   111      Business Math                                     5
program provides opportunities to upgrade present            EMP   100      Interpersonal Relations and                       3
knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of Business                  Professional Development
Office Technology. Graduates of the program receive a        EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
Business Office Technology diploma.                          OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                             BUS   101      Beginning Document Processing                     5
Program graduates receive a diploma.                         BUS   102      Intermediate Document Processing                  5
                                                             BUS   103      Advanced Document Processing                      5
Diploma Admission Requirements                               BUS   106      Office Procedures                                 5
                                                             BUS   108      Word Processing                                   7
                                                             SCT   100      Introduction to Computers                         3
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,
and must also:                                               BUSINESS OFFICE SPECIALIST COURSES
                                                             BUS   105      Database Fundamentals                             3
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable           BUS   107      Machine Transcription                             3
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable        BUS   201      Advanced Word Processing                          3
                                                             BUS   202      Spreadsheet Fundamentals                          3
   college credit.
                                                             BUS   208      Office Accounting                                 5
                                                             XXX   xxx      Electives                                         6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores                Or
   taken within the last five years.                         LEGAL OFFICE SPECIALIZATION
                                                             BUS   158      Legal Terminology                                 3
                                                             BUS   217      Legal Office Procedures I                         7
                                                             BUS   218      Legal Office Procedures II                        7
                                                             BUS   227      Legal Document Processing/                        3
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                                                             XXX xxx        Electives                                         3

                                                             Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                             student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                             * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                               outline above.

                                                             ** Student may apply internship to elective hour credit
                                CIS - Computer Programming                                                           55



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                   CURRICULUM
The CIS - Computer Programming diploma program* is
approximately five quarters in length and focuses on basic                    The Diploma Program
and advanced concepts of computer information
                                                                           Credits required for graduation: 92
processing. Students receive a combination of classroom
instruction and hands-on experience in a variety of
                                                             CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
programming languages including COBOL, RPG, Java,            EMP 100      Interpersonal Relations and                  3
and C++. The curriculum also includes courses in database                 Professional Development
management and systems analysis and design. This             ENG 101      English                                      5
program is specifically designed for the individual who                   Or
wishes to pursue a career in the creation of new computer    ENG 111      Business English                             5
programs rather than concentrating on the use of existing    ENG 102      Technical Writing                            5
programs and systems.                                                     Or
                                                             ENG 112      Business Communications                      5
                                                             MAT 103      Algebraic Concepts                           5
Program graduates receive a diploma.
                                                             EMP 153      Student Success                              2

Diploma Admission Requirements                               OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                             CIS   xxxx   An operating system course                   6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,        CIS   105    Program Design & Development                 5
and must also:                                               CIS   106    Computer Concepts                            5
                                                             CIS   1140   Networking Fundamentals                      6
                                                             SCT   100    Introduction to Microcomputers               3
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
                                                             CIS   112    Systems Analysis & Design                    6
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable
                                                             CIS   214    Database Management                          6
   college credit.                                           CIS   xxxx   Specific Occupational
                                                                          Guided language Courses                    35
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores                       (See Below)
   taken within the last five years.                                      (Mandatory 14 credit hours from the same
                                                                          language, is required)
* Scheduled to begin Winter Quarter 2003                     CIS   149    Advanced C++ Programming
                                                             CIS   157    Intro to BASIC Visual
                                                             CIS   252    Intro to Java
                                                             CIS   255    Introduction to C Programming
                                                             CIS   256    Advanced C Programming
                                                             CIS   282    Intro to C++ Programming
                                                             CIS   2431   Advanced Java Programming
                                                             CIS   2421   Intermediate Java
                                                             CIS   2570   Advanced Visual BASIC Programming

                                                             * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                               outline above.
  56                                   CIS - Database Specialist

            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                   CURRICULUM
The Database Specialist program*, approximately five
quarters in length, concentrates on the creation,                             The Diploma Program
maintenance, and management of database systems.
                                                                           Credits required for graduation: 92
Instruction includes database management concepts,
backup and recovery, and database administration.
                                                             CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
Students also gain experience in performance tuning of the   EMP 100      Interpersonal Relations and                  3
database and networking administration. This program is                   Professional Development
Oracle-specific and prepares students to test for Oracle     ENG 101      English                                      5
Certification.                                                            Or
                                                             ENG 111      Business English                             5
Program graduates receive a diploma.                         ENG 102      Technical Writing                            5
                                                                          Or
                                                             ENG 112      Business Communications                      5
Diploma Admission Requirements                               MAT 103      Algebraic Concepts                           5
                                                             EMP 153      Student Success                              2
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,
and must also:                                               OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                             CIS   xxxx   An operating system course                   6
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable           CIS   105    Program Design & Development                 5
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable        CIS   106    Computer Concepts                            5
   college credit.                                           CIS   1140   Networking Fundamentals                      6
                                                             SCT   100    Introduction to Microcomputers               3
                                                             CIS   214    Database Management                          6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores          CIS   2128   Introduction to Database                     7
   taken within the last five years.                         CIS   2129   Database Administration                      7
                                                             CIS   2130   Database Backup and Recovery                 7
* Scheduled to begin Winter Quarter 2003                     CIS   2131   Database Performance Tuning                  7
                                                             CIS   2132   Network Administration                       6
                                                             CIS   xxxx   Procedure Language Elective                  7

                                                             * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                               outline above.
                         CIS - Internet Specialist - E-Commerce                                                       57



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM
The CIS - Internet Specialist E-Commerce diploma
program is approximately five quarters in length for the                        The Diploma Program
full-time student. The program combines classroom
                                                                             Credits required for graduation: 90
instruction with practical hands-on experience on the latest
in packaged software and computer technology. The
                                                               CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
curriculum is designed specifically for the student who        EMP 100      Interpersonal Relations and                  3
desires to enter the ever-expanding field of electronic                     Professional Development
commerce. Instruction includes internet business               EMP 153      Student Success                              2
fundamentals, methods in multimedia, web graphics and          ENG 101      English                                      5
design, TCP/IP, HTML, network security, and e-commerce                      Or
strategies and solutions.                                      ENG 111      Business English                             5
                                                               ENG 112      Business Communications                      5
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           MAT 103      Algebraic Concepts                           5


Diploma Admission Requirements                                 OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                               CIS   xxxx   An operating systems course                  6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          CIS   105    Program Design and Development               5
and must also:                                                 CIS   106    Computer Concepts                            5
                                                               CIS   1140   Networking Fundamentals                      6
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable             SCT   100    Introduction to Microcomputers               3
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable
                                                               SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
   college credit.
                                                               CIS   242    TCP/IP                                       7
                                                               CIS   2191   Internet Business Fundamentals               5
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            CIS   2201   HTML Fundamentals                            3
   taken within the last five years.                           CIS   2241   Internet systems Management                  5
                                                               CIS   2281   Database Connectivity                        7
                                                               CIS   2291   Network Security                             6
                                                               CIS   2301   E-Commerce Concepts & Practices              6
                                                               CIS   2311   E-Commerce Strategy & Solutions              6

                                                               SUGGESTED COURSES
                                                               CIS   101    CIS Keyboarding                              3
                                                               CIS   255    Intro to C Programming                       7
                                                               CIS   282    Intro to C++ Programming                     7
                                                               CIS   252    Intro to Java Programming                    7

                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
  58                     CIS - Internet Specialist - Web Design

            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                    CURRICULUM
The CIS - Web Site Design diploma program,
approximately five quarters in length for the full-time                        The Diploma Program
student, trains the student to enter the continuously
                                                                            Credits required for graduation: 90
expanding field of web site design. Students learn to
design, build, and maintain web sites for individuals and
                                                              CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
industry. Students receive classroom instruction and hands-   EMP 100      Interpersonal Relations and                  3
on experience on the latest in technology and software.                    Professional Development
Students also gain valuable knowledge and experience in       EMP 153      Student Success                              2
scripting languages, web site design tools, and multimedia    ENG 101      English                                      5
applications and graphics. Specific software such as Flash,                Or
Cold Fusion, DreamWeaver, NetObjects Fusion, and              ENG 111      Business English                             5
Adobe Photoshop are a few of the software packages made       ENG 112      Business Communications                      5
available to students in the program. Preparation for CIW     MAT 103      Algebraic Concepts                           5
certification exams is an integral part of the program.

Program graduates receive a diploma.                          FUNDAMENTAL OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                              CIS xxxx     An operating systems course                  6
                                                              CIS 105      Program Design and Development               5
Diploma Admission Requirements                                CIS 106      Computer Concepts                            5
                                                              CIS 1140     Networking Fundamentals                      6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,         SCT 100      Introduction to Microcomputers               3
and must also:
                                                              SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable            CIS   2191   Internet Business Fundamentals               5
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable         CIS   2201   HTML Fundamentals                            3
                                                              CIS   2211   Web Site Design Tools                        6
   college credit.
                                                              CIS   2221   Web Graphics & Multimedia                    6
                                                              CIS   2231   Design Methodology                           6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores           CIS   2261   JavaScript Fundamentals                      4
   taken within the last five years.                          CIS   2271   Fundamentals of CGI using Perl               4
                                                              CIS   2281   Database Connectivity                        7
                                                              CIS   xxxx   Elective                                     4


                                                              SUGGESTED COURSES
                                                              CIS   101    CIS Keyboarding                              3
                                                              CIS   2201   HTML Fundamentals                            3
                                                              CIS   124    Microcomputer Database Programming           7
                                                              CIS   157    Intro to visual BASIC Programming            7
                                                              CIS   252    Intro to Java Programming                    7
                                                              CIS   255    Intro to C Programming                       7
                                                              CIS   282    Intro to C++ Programming                     7

                                                              * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                outline above.
                      CIS - Microcomputer Specialist - Diploma                                                          59



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                    CURRICULUM
The CIS - Microcomputer Specialist diploma program,
approximately five quarters in length for the full-time                          The Diploma Program
student, focuses on computer basics, application software,
                                                                            Credits required for graduation: 92
computer repair, operating systems, and programming
languages. Instruction includes lecture and hands-on
                                                             CORE COURSES                                     CREDIT HOURS
experience that prepare the student for the diverse          EMP 100        Interpersonal Relationships and                   3
opportunities in the field of microcomputers. Specific                      Professional Development
software such as Microsoft Office, Visual Basic, C, and      EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
Oracle are a few of the packages offered in the program.     ENG 101        English                                           5
Preparation for industry certifications such as A+, Net+,                   Or
and MOUS are offered as part of the program.                 ENG 111        Business English                                  5
                                                             ENG 112        Business Communication                            5
The student also receives instruction in business and        MAT 103        Algebraic Concepts                                5
academic courses such as keyboarding, business English,
business math, interpersonal relations and professional
development.                                                 FUNDAMENTAL OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                             CIS   xxxx     An operating systems course                       6
                                                             CIS   105      Program Design & Development                      5
Program graduates receive a diploma.
                                                             CIS   106      Computer Concepts                                 5
                                                             CIS   1140     Networking Fundamentals                           6
Diploma Admission Requirements                               SCT   100      Introduction to Microcomputers                    3

Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,
and must also:                                               SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                             CIS   122      Microcomputer Installation                        7
                                                                            and Maintenance
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
                                                             CIS   127      Advanced Word Processing and                      6
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable                       Desktop Publishing Techniques
   college credit.                                           CIS   2228     Advanced Spreadsheet Techniques                   6
                                                             CIS   2229     Advanced Database Techniques                      6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.                         Language Elective                                             7
                                                             Electives                                                    15


                                                             SUGGESTED COURSES FOR ELECTIVES
                                                             CIS   101      CIS Keyboarding                                   3
                                                             CIS   2201     HTML Fundamentals                                 3
                                                             CIS   124      Microcomputer Database Programming                7
                                                             CIS   157      Intro. to Visual BASIC Programming                7
                                                             CIS   252      Intro to Java Programming                         7
                                                             CIS   255      Intro to C Programming                            7
                                                             CIS   282      Intro to C++ Programming                          7

                                                             Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                             student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                             * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                               outline above.
  60                    CIS - Microcomputer Specialist - Degree

       THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM                                                  CURRICULUM
The CIS - Microcomputer Specialist associate degree
program focuses on the basics of computer use, various                      The Associate Degree Program
forms of application software, computer repair, operating
                                                                             Credits required for graduation: 112
systems, and various programming languages. A
combination of lecture and hands-on experience prepare
                                                               CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
students for the many opportunities available today in the     ENG 191        Composition and Rhetoric I                        5
rapidly-expanding field of microcomputers. Instruction         ENG 193        Composition and Rhetoric II                       5
includes extensive practical experience in the use of                         Or
specific software such as Microsoft Office, Visual Basic, C,   ENG   195      Technical Communications                          5
and Oracle. Students are also given the opportunity to         SPC   191      Fundamentals of Speech                            5
prepare for important industry certifications such as A+,      PSY   191      Psychology                                        5
Net+, and MOUS. The Microcomputer Specialist degree            MAT   190      Mathematical Modeling                             5
program is approximately five quarters in length for the                      Or
full-time student.                                             MAT 191        College Algebra                                   5
                                                               EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
Students also receive instruction in preparatory business      XXX xxx        General Core Elective                             5
courses such as keyboarding and computer fundamentals
                                                               OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
as well as college-level academic courses such as English,
                                                               CIS   xxxx     An operating systems course                       6
college algebra, psychology, speech, and economics.            CIS   105      Program Design & Development                      5
                                                               CIS   106      Computer Concepts                                 5
Program graduates receive an associates degree.                CIS   1140     Networking Fundamentals                           6
                                                               SCT   100      Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
Associate Degree Admission Requirements
                                                               SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          CIS   122      Microcomputer Installation                        7
                                                                              and Maintenance
and must also:
                                                               CIS   127      Advanced Word Processing and                      6
                                                                              Desktop Publishing Techniques
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable             CIS   2228     Advanced Spreadsheet Techniques                   6
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable          CIS   2229     Advanced Database Techniques                      6
   college credit.

2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            XXX xxx        Electives                                     23
   taken within the last five years.                           XXX xxx        Language Electives                             7


                                                               SUGGESTED COURSES FOR ELECTIVES
                                                               CIS   101      CIS Keyboarding                                   3
                                                               CIS   2201     HTML Fundamentals                                 3
                                                               CIS   124      Microcomputer Database Programming                7
                                                               CIS   157      Intro. to Visual BASIC Programming                7
                                                               CIS   252      Intro to Java Programming                         7
                                                               CIS   255      Intro to C Programming                            7
                                                               CIS   282      Intro to C++ Programming                          7

                                                               Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                               student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
                         CIS - Networking Specialist - Diploma                                                             61



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                   CURRICULUM
The CIS - Networking Specialist diploma program,                                The Diploma Program
approximately five quarters in length for the full-time                     Credits required for graduation: 92
student, provides a concentration of study in the design,   CORE COURSES                                       CREDIT HOURS
installation, and maintenance of networking systems.        EMP 100        Interpersonal Relations and                   3
                                                                           Professional Development
Instruction combines classroom lecture and hands-on         EMP 153        Student Success                                    2
practical experience to prepare the student for industry    ENG 101        English                                            5
certifications and the challenges of network                               Or
                                                            ENG 111        Business English                                   5
administration. Specific software such as Windows 2000,     ENG 112        Business Communications                            5
Cisco, and Linux are a few of the networking programs       MAT 103        Algebraic Concepts                                 5
that are offered as a part of this broad curriculum.        OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                            CIS xxx        An operating systems course                        6
                                                            CIS 105        Program Design & Development                       5
The student also receives instruction in business and       CIS 106        Computer Concepts                                  5
academic courses such as keyboarding, business English,     CIS 1140       Networking Fundamentals                            6
business math, interpersonal relations and professional     SCT 100        Introduction to Microcomputers                     3
                                                            SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
development.                                                CIS 122        Microcomputer Installation                         7
                                                                           and Maintenance
Program graduates receive a diploma.                        Networking Elective                                               9
                                                            Language Elective                                                 7
                                                              And Completion of one of the following groups of specialty courses
Diploma Admission Requirements                                     prepares student for certification
                                                            Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Specialty
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,       CIS 2149        Implementing Microsoft Windows                     6
                                                                            Professional
and must also:                                              CIS 2150        Implementing Microsoft Windows Server              6
                                                            CIS 2153        Implementing Microsoft Windows                     6
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable                          Infrastructure
                                                            CIS 2154        Implementing Microsoft Windows                     6
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable                       Or
   college credit.                                          Cisco Networking Specialty
                                                            CIS 276         Advanced Routers and Switches                      6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores         CIS 277         WAN Design                                         6
                                                            CIS 2321        Introduction to LAN and WAN                        6
   taken within the last five years.                        CIS 2322        Introduction to WANs and Routing                   6
                                                                            Or
                                                            Sun Solaris Networking Specialty
                                                            CIS 2550        Fundamentals of Solaris Operating                  6
                                                                            Environment for Systems Administrators
                                                            CIS 2551        Solaris Operating Environment for                  6
                                                                            System Administrators I
                                                            CIS 2552        Solaris Operating Environment for                  6
                                                                            System Administrators II
                                                            CIS xxxx        Solaris Elective                                   6
                                                                            Or
                                                            Linus/UNIX Networking Specialty
                                                            CIS 2554        Introduction to Linux/UNIX                         6
                                                            CIS 2555        Linux/UNIX Administration                          6
                                                            CIS 2556        Linux/UNIX Advanced Administration                 6
                                                            CIS 2557        Linux/UNIX Shell Script Programming                6
                                                            Suggested Courses for Electives
                                                            CIS 101         CIS Keyboarding                                    3
                                                            CIS 2201        HTML Fundamentals                                  3
                                                            CIS 124         Microcomputer Database Programming                 7
                                                            CIS 157         Intro. to Visual BASIC Programming                 7
                                                            CIS 252         Intro to Java Programming                          7
                                                            CIS 255         Intro to C Programming                             7
                                                            CIS 282         Intro to C++ Programming                           7
                                                            CIS 242         TCP/IP                                             6
                                                            * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                              outline above.
  62                       CIS - Networking Specialist - Degree

       THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM                                                  CURRICULUM
The CIS - Networking Specialist associate degree program                    The Associate Degree Program
provides a specific concentration in courses that prepare                    Credits required for graduation: 104
the student for the design, installation, and maintenance
                                                              CORE COURSES                                      CREDIT HOURS
of a variety of networking systems. A combination of          ENG 191         Composition and Rhetoric I                        5
classroom lecture and hands-on practical experience from      ENG 193         Composition and Rhetoric II                       5
extremely capable instructors provides the student with the                   Or
                                                              ENG 195         Technical Communications                          5
knowledge and experience that appeals to prospective          SPC 191         Fundamentals of Speech                            5
employers. Students are prepared for various industry         PSY 191         Psychology                                        5
certifications and for the overall challenges of network      MAT 190         Mathematical Modeling                             5
                                                                              Or
administration. Specific software such as Windows 2000,       MAT 191         College Algebra                                   5
Cisco, and Linux are a few of the networking programs         EMP 153         Student Success                                   2
that are offered under the curriculum for the Networking      XXX xxx         General Core Elective                             5
Specialist degree program. The degree program is              FUNDAMENTAL OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                              CIS xxxx        An operating systems course                       6
approximately five quarters in length for the full-time       CIS 105         Program Design & Development                      5
student.                                                      CIS 106         Computer Concepts                                 5
                                                              CIS 1140        Networking Fundamentals                           6
                                                              SCT 100         Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
Students also receive instruction in preparatory business     SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
courses such as keyboarding and computer fundamentals         CIS 122         Microcomputer Installation and Maintenance        6
and college-level academic courses such as English, college   Networking Elective                                               9
                                                              Language Elective                                                 7
algebra, psychology, speech, and economics.
                                                                And Completion of one of the following groups of specialty courses
                                                                     prepares student for certification
Associate Degree Admission Requirements                       Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Specialty
                                                              CIS 2149        Implementing Microsoft Windows Professional       6
                                                              CIS 2150        Implementing Microsoft Windows Server             6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,         CIS 2153        Implementing Microsoft Windows Infrastructure     6
and must also:                                                CIS 2154        Implementing Microsoft Windows                    6
                                                                              Or
                                                              Cisco Networking Specialty
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable            CIS 276         Advanced Routers and Switches                     6
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable         CIS 277         WAN Design                                        6
   college credit.                                            CIS 2321        Introduction to LAN and WAN                       6
                                                              CIS 2322        Introduction to WANs and Routing                  6
                                                                              Or
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores           Sun Solaris Networking Specialty
   taken within the last five years.                          CIS 2550        Fundamentals of Solaris Operating                 6
                                                                              Environment for Systems Administrators
                                                              CIS 2551        Solaris Operating Environment for                 6
                                                                              System Administrators I
                                                              CIS 2552        Solaris Operating Environment for                 6
                                                                              System Administrators II
                                                              CIS xxxx        Solaris Elective                                  6
                                                                              Or
                                                              Linus/UNIX Networking Specialty
                                                              CIS 2554        Introduction to Linux/UNIX                        6
                                                              CIS 2555        Linux/UNIX Administration                         6
                                                              CIS 2556        Linux/UNIX Advanced Administration                6
                                                              CIS 2557        Linux/UNIX Shell Script Programming               6
                                                              Suggested Courses for Electives
                                                              CIS 101         CIS Keyboarding                                   3
                                                              CIS 2201        HTML Fundamentals                                 3
                                                              CIS 124         Microcomputer Database Programming                7
                                                              CIS 157         Intro. to Visual BASIC Programming                7
                                                              CIS 252         Intro to Java Programming                         7
                                                              CIS 255         Intro to C Programming                            7
                                                              CIS 282         Intro to C++ Programming                          7
                                                              CIS 242         TCP/IP                                            6
                                                              * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the outline
                                                                above.
                             Data Communication Electronics                                                         63



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                   CURRICULUM
The Data Communication Electronics program,
approximately five quarters in length, is designed as a                       The Diploma Program
sequence of courses that prepares the students for the
                                                                           Credits required for graduation: 96
rapidly changing field of data communications. Classroom
instruction, utilizing a combination of lecture and hands-
                                                             CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
on experience, helps the student develop the academic,       ENG 101      English                                      5
technical and professional knowledge and skills required                  Or
for today’s job market. The program emphasizes a             ENG   111    Business English                             5
combination of electronics theory, networking expertise      MAT   101    General Math                                 5
and the practical application of both to prepare the         EMP   100    Interpersonal Relations                      3
graduate to enter the workforce as a data communications     EMP   153    Student Success                              2
specialist.                                                  SCT   100    Introduction to Microcomputers               3

Program graduates receive a diploma.
                                                             ESSENTIAL NETWORKING SPECIALIST COURSES

Diploma Admission Requirements                               CIS   1140   Networking Fundamentals                      6
                                                             CIS   2321   Introduction to LAN and WANS                 6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,        CIS   2201   HTML Fundamentals                            3
                                                             CIS   122    Installation & Maintenance                   7
and must also:
                                                             CIS   2322   Intro to WANS & Routing                      6
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable        SPECIFIC TECHNICAL COURSES
   college credit.
                                                             IFC   101    Direct Current Circuits I                    4
                                                             IFC   102    Alternating Current I                        4
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores          ELC   110    Alternating Current II                       4
   taken within the last five years.                         IFC   103    Solid State Devices I                        4
                                                             ELC   115    Solid State Devices II                       4
                                                             ELC   104    Soldering Technology                         2
                                                             ELC   118    Digital Electronics I                        4
                                                             ELC   119    Digital Electronics II                       7
                                                             ELT   126    Wire Pulling/Codes                           5
                                                             TEL   132    Networking Cabling                           7
                                                             TEL   128    Telephone Basics                             5

                                                             * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                               outline above.
  64                                    Marketing Management

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

The Marketing Management program is designed to
provide the student with job-entry skills for a wide range of                    The Diploma Program
possible positions in the fields of Marketing and                             Credits required for graduation: 90
Management. These positions include retailing,
advertising, sales and management, wholesaling, product         CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
development, public relations, and marketing research.          ENG   111    Business English                             5
                                                                ENG   112    Business Communications                      5
A career in marketing management is ideal for people who        MAT   111    Business Math                                5
possess good leadership qualities and have the ability to       EMP   100    Interpersonal Relations                      3
work well with others. In the Marketing Management                           and Professional Development
program, students are introduced to management courses          EMP 153      Student Success                              2
such as retail management, small business management,
financial management and business law.                          OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                                MKT   100    Introduction to Marketing                    5
A combination of classroom instruction, work experiences        MKT   101    Principles of Management                     5
and field projects furnish a sound background in business       MKT   103    Business Law                                 5
structure and economics for the job-seeking graduate.           MKT   104    Principles of Economics                      5
                                                                MKT   106    Fundamentals of Selling                      5
Graduates of the program receive a marketing management         SCT   100    Introduction to Microcomputers               3
diploma with specialization in marketing administration,
or entrepreneurship.                                            MARKETING ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIZATION
                                                                COURSES
Program graduates receive a diploma.                            ACC   101    Principles of Accounting I                   5
                                                                MKT   107    Buying                                       5
                                                                MKT   108    Advertising                                  4
Diploma Admission Requirements                                  MKT   109    Visual Merchandising                         4
                                                                MKT   110    Entrepreneurship                             8
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,           MKT   130    Marketing Administration O.B.I. I            3
and must also:                                                  MKT   131    Marketing Administration O.B.I. II           3
                                                                XXX   xxx       Technical Electives                       9
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable           SUGGESTED COURSES FOR ELECTIVES
   college credit.                                              BUS 101      Beginning Document Processing                5
                                                                CIS 101      CIS Keyboarding                              3
                                                                             Or
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.                            ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALIZATION COURSES
                                                                ACC   101   Principles of Accounting I                    6
                                                                ACC   102   Principles of Accounting II                   6
                                                                MKT   108   Advertising                                   4
                                                                MKT   110   Entrepreneurship                              8
                                                                MKT   122   Merchandising Management                      5
                                                                MKT   123   Small Business Management                     5
                                                                MKT   134   Entrepreneurship O.B.I. I                     3
                                                                MKT   135   Entrepreneurship O.B.I. II                    3
                                                                XXX   xxx Technical Electives                             2

                                                                SUGGESTED COURSES FOR ELECTIVES
                                                                BUS 101      Beginning Document Processing                5
                                                                CIS 101      CIS Keyboarding                              3

                                                                * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                  outline above.
        Program Descriptions                      65




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Associate of Applied Technology Degree Programs
            Medical Lab Technology
             Radiologic Technology
  66                                            Dental Assisting

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                       CURRICULUM

The Dental Assisting program prepares students for
employment in a variety of positions in today’s dental                             The Diploma Program
offices. Graduates are competent in the technical areas of                     Credits required for graduation: 90
chairside assisting, infection control, dental radiology,
dental practice management, and dental laboratory               CORE COURSES                                      CREDIT HOURS
procedures. Graduates receive a Dental Assisting diploma,       ENG    101     English                                          5
are certified in expanded functions for the State of            MAT    101     Mathematics                                      5
Georgia, and are eligible to sit for Dental Assisting           PSY    101     Basic Psychology                                 5
                                                                PSY    153     Student Success                                  2
National Board (DANB).
                                                                OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Dental   AHS    104     Introduction to Health Care                      3
Assisting students must submit dental and medical records       DEN    101     Basic Human Biology                              3
RPR blood test, a tuberculin skin test, and other medical       DEN    102     Head and Neck Anatomy                            2
information.                                                    DEN    103     Preventative Dentistry                           4
                                                                DEN    106     Oral Anatomy                                     5
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech                DEN    107     Oral Pathology and Therapeutics                  4
requires that each student receive the HB vaccination series    DEN    138     Scopes of Professional Practice                  2
or sign a waiver declining the vaccination. This series must    SCT    100     Introduction to Microcomputers                   3
be completed prior to clinical experience or externship
experience.                                                     SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                                DEN 109        Dental Assisting National Board                  3
                                                                               Examination Preparation
Diploma Admission Requirements                                  DEN    137     Dental Assisting- Expanded Functions             4
                                                                DEN    140     Dental Practice Management                       5
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,           DEN    139     Dental Radiology                                 5
and must also:                                                  DEN    134     Dental Assisting I                               7
                                                                DEN    135     Dental Assisting II                              7
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable              DEN    136     Dental Assisting III                             4
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable           DEN    146     Dental Practicum I                               2
   college credit.                                              DEN    147     Dental Practicum II                              2
                                                                DEN    148     Dental Practicum III                             8
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
                                                                Program Final Exit Point-Dental assistant, eligible to sit for the
   taken within the last five years.                            Dental Assisting National Board


                                                                * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                  outline above.
                                                Dental Hygiene                                                               67



     THE DIPLOMA / ASSOCIATE DEGREE                                                   CURRICULUM
               PROGRAM                                                The Diploma / Associate Degree Program
Dental Hygiene is a cooperative program offered by                    Credits required for graduation: 88 semester hours
Valdosta Technical College and Valdosta State University.          Valdosta Technical College 50; Valdosta State University - 38
Students earn a diploma from Valdosta Tech and an
Associate of Applied Science degree from Valdosta State.        CORE COURSES                                     CREDIT HOURS
The program consists of a combination of 38 semester            Valdosta State University
                                                                ENGL 1101 Composition I                                            3
hours of academic core courses at VSU and 50 semester
                                                                ENGL 1102 Composition II                                           3
hours of clinical training at VTC (see curriculum outline).     COMM 1100 Speech Communication                                     3
Students in the clinical setting are given the opportunity to   MATH 1101 or 1111                                                  3
treat patients in all phases of dental hygiene including        BIOL 2651 Human A&P                                                4
dental prophylaxis (cleaning), infection control, nutrition,    BIOL 2652 Human A&P                                                4
periodontology, oral pathology, and preventive                  BIOL 2900 Microbiology                                             4
maintenance. The clinical facility at Valdosta Technical        CHEM 1151 General: Chemistry I                                     4
College is a state-of-the-art department where up-to-date       CHEM 1152 Organic: Chemistry II                                    4
equipment allows students to learn the most current             POLS 1101 American Government                                      3
procedures used in dental practice today. The program           HIST 2111 American History                                         3
consists of both lecture and lab experiences. Students are      TOTAL HOURS38
also given the opportunity to provide dental hygiene            VALDOSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - FALL I
information in the community through on-site visits to          DHYG 1000 D.H. Preclinic Lec                                       2
clinics, schools, and retirement homes.                         DHYG 1010 D.H. Preclinic Lab                                       2
                                                                DHYG 1020 Dental Biology                                           4
Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program can look                DHYG 1030 Pharmacology                                             2
forward to a career in a field that, according to labor         TOTAL HOURS10
statistics, will grow as much as 60% in the next ten years.     SPRING I
Upon graduation from the program and prior to                   DHYG 1100 D.H. Lec I                                               2
employment, graduates must pass national and state              DHYG 1110 D.H. Clinic I                                            3
certification exams.                                            DHYG 1220 Periodontology                                           2
                                                                DHYG 1080 Radiology                                                2
                                                                TOTAL HOURS9
Diploma / Associate Degree Admission
                                                                SUMMER
Requirements
                                                                DHYG 1200 D.H. Lec II                                              2
                                                                DHYG 1210 D.H. Clinic II                                           3
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,           DHYG 1120 Pathology                                                2
and must also:                                                  DHYG 2030 Dental Materials                                         2
                                                                TOTAL HOURS9
1. Apply to Valdosta State University for acceptance into
                                                                FALL II
   the Dental Hygiene Program.
                                                                DHYG 2000 D.H. Lecture III                                         2
                                                                DHYG 2010 D.H. Clinic III                                          4
2. Apply to Valdosta Technical College for admission to         DHYG 2020 Community D.H.                                           4
  the clinical portion of the program.                          DHYG 2120 Nutrition                                                2
                                                                TOTAL HOURS12
                                                                SPRING II
                                                                DHYG 2100 D.H. Lec IV                                              2
                                                                DHYG 2110 D.H. Clinic IV                                           5
                                                                DSOC 2130 Social Psychology                                        3
                                                                TOTAL HOURS10
                                                                *Students must have successfully completed at least 23 hours at
                                                                VSU in order to be eligible for graduation.
   68                                            Medical Assisting

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                        CURRICULUM

This five-quarter program is designed to provide those skills
necessary to staff a medical office. Classroom instruction and                      The Diploma Program
practical experience are divided between administrative skills                   Credits required for graduation: 85
and clinical skills in areas ranging from typing, scheduling
appointments, banking and bookkeeping procedures, medical         CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
transcription and maintaining patient files, to examination       ENG   111      Business English                                  5
room techniques, assisting with minor surgery, administering      MAT   101      Mathematics                                       5
medications, giving injections and performing diagnostic          PSY   101      Psychology                                        5
                                                                  PSY   153      Student Success                                   2
procedures including lab skills, phlebotomy, and
electrocardiography. During the last quarter of the program,
                                                                  OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
the students will gain experience in a physician’s office or an   AHS 101        Anatomy and Physiology                            5
appropriate facility during the externship. These supervised      AHS 104        Introduction to Health Care                       3
externships are part of the academic program and no               AHS 109        Medical Terminology for                           3
compensation will be paid by the school, office, or other                        Allied Health Sciences
facility to the student.                                          BUS   101      Beginning Document Processing                     5
                                                                  MAS   101      Legal Aspects of the Medical Office               2
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Medical    MAS   103      Pharmacology                                      5
Assisting students must submit dental and medical records         MAS   106      Medical Office Procedures                         4
RPR blood test, a tuberculin skin test, and other medical         MAS   114      Medical Administrative Procedures I               3
information.                                                      MAS   115      Medical Administrative Procedures II              3
                                                                  MAS   108      Medical Assisting Skills I                        5
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech requires         MAS   109      Medical Assisting Skills II                       5
that each student receive the HB vaccination series or sign a     MAS   112      Human Diseases                                    5
waiver declining the vaccination. This series must be             MAS   113      Maternal/Child Care                               5
completed prior to clinical experience or externship              MAS   117      Medical Assisting Externship                      6
experience.                                                       MAS   118      Medical Assisting Seminar                         4
                                                                  SCT   100      Intro to Computers                                3

Diploma Admission Requirements                                    ELECTIVES                                                        2

Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,             SUGGESTED COURSES
and must also:                                                    ACC 101        Principles of Accounting I                        6
                                                                  DIS 156        Directed Independent Study                        6
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable             Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
   college credit.                                                student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                                  * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
                                                                    outline above.
   taken within the last five years.
                                          Medical Lab Technology                                                            69



      THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM
This two-year associate degree program provides the                           The Associate Degree Program
student with the skills and knowledge required to obtain                       Credits required for graduation: 122
entry-level employment in the modern medical laboratory.
Instruction and clinical experience are conducted in labs at     CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
affiliated hospitals and private laboratories. Training is       ENG 191        English Composition                               5
conducted on modern equipment to expose the student to           ENG 193        English Composition II                            5
many types of laboratory examinations. Clinical instruction                     Or
                                                                 ENG 195        Technical Communications                          5
includes hands-on experience in the areas of clinical
                                                                                Or
chemistry, bloodbanking, microbiology, hematology,
                                                                 SPC   191      Fundamentals of Speech             (5)
urinalysis, serology, and analysis of blood and body fluids.     PSY   191      Introductory Psychology                           5
In addition, classroom instruction will include such topics      CHM   191      Chemistry I                                       5
as college algebra, English, speech, and psychology              MAT   191      College Algebra                                   5
                                                                 PSY   153      Student Success                                   2
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Medical
Lab Technology students must submit dental and medical           OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
records RPR blood test, a tuberculin skin test, and other        AHS   104      Introduction to Health Care                       3
medical information.                                             BIO   193      Anatomy and Physiology I                          5
                                                                 BIO   194      Anatomy and Physiology II                         5
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech                 CHM   192      Chemistry II                                      5
requires that each student receive the HB vaccination series     SCT   100      Introduction to Computers                         3
or sign a waiver declining the vaccination. This series must     MLT   101      Intro to Medical Lab Technology                   3
                                                                 MLT   103      Urinalysis/Body Fluids                            3
be completed prior to clinical experience or externship
                                                                 MLT   104      Hematology/Coagulation                            8
experience.
                                                                 MLT   105      Serology/Immunology                               3
                                                                 MLT   106      Immunohematology                                  7
Associate Degree Admission Requirements                          MLT   107      Clinical Chemistry                                7
                                                                 MLT   108      Microbiology                                      8
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,            MLT   109      Clinical Phlebotomy, Urinalysis                   4
and must also:                                                                  and Serology Practicum
                                                                 MLT 110        Clinical Immunohematology
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable                              Practicum                                         6
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable            MLT 111        Clinical Microbiology Practicum                   6
                                                                 MLT 112        Clinical Microbiology Practicum                   6
   college credit.
                                                                 MLT 113        Clinical Chemistry Practicum                      6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores              XXX xxx        Electives                                         2
   taken within the last five years.
                                                                 Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                                 student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                                 * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                   outline above.
   70                                      Paramedic Technology

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                         CURRICULUM

Based upon the nationally approved DOT curriculum
standards, the Paramedic Program, five quarters in length,                           The Diploma Program
provides instruction that prepares the EMT graduate for                           Credits required for graduation: 78
employment as a Paramedic. The program is a
combination of classroom instruction and clinical                  CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
experience in pharmacology, cardiology, anatomy,                   ENG   101      English                                           5
physiology, trauma, surgery, obstetrics. pediatrics, disaster      MAT   101      General Mathematics                               5
management and related courses. Clinical practice in               SCT   100      Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
                                                                   AHS   101      Anatomy & Physiology                              5
various departments at affiliated hospitals and emergency
medical services allows the student to gain the hands-on
training necessary to become certified as a Paramedic.             OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                                   EMS 126        Introduction to the Paramedic                     3
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Paramedic                  Profession
students must submit medical records RPR blood test, a             EMS 127        Patient Assessment                                4
tuberculin skin test, and other medical information.               EMS 128        Applied Physiology                                3
                                                                                  & Pathophysiology
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech requires          EMS 129        Pharmacology                                      4
that each student receive the HB vaccination series or sign a      EMS 130        Respiratory Function and                          5
waiver declining the vaccination. This series must be                             Management
completed prior to clinical experience or externship               EMS   131      Trauma                                         5
experience.                                                        EMS   132      Cardiology I                                   5
                                                                   EMS   133      Cardiology II                                  5
                                                                   EMS   134      Medical Emergencies                            4
Diploma Admission Requirements                                     EMS   135      Maternal/Pediatric Emergencies                 5
                                                                   EMS   136      Special Patients                               2
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,              EMS   200      Clinical application of                       10
and must also:                                                                    Advanced Emergency Care
                                                                   EMS 201        Summative Evaluation                              5
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable
                                                                   Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
   college credit.
                                                                   student after consultation with the instructor.
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                     outline above.
3. Must possess a current EMT certification.
                                            Pharmacy Technology                                                               71



             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                         CURRICULUM

The Pharmacy Technology program prepares students for
employment in a variety of positions in the fields of                                The Diploma Program
pharmacy and drug dispensing. The program consists of                            Credits required for graduation: 76
four quarters (76 quarter hours) of classroom instruction
and hands-on training that familiarizes the student with          CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
the operation of the modern pharmacy. The curriculum              ENG   101      English                                           5
also includes two quarters of practicum or clinical               MAT   101      General Mathematics                               5
experience during which the student practices his or her          PSY   101      Basic Psychology                                  5
                                                                  PSY   153      Student Success                                   2
skills in an actual work setting.
                                                                  OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Pharmacy   AHS   101      Anatomy and Physiology                            5
Technology students must submit dental and medical records        AHS   105      Basic Inorganic Chemistry                         4
RPR blood test, a tuberculin skin test, and other medical         AHS   109      Medical Terminology                               3
information.                                                      PHR   101      Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals                  5
                                                                  SCT   100      Introduction to Computers                         3
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech requires         PHR   100      Pharmaceutical Calculations                       5
that each student receive the HB vaccination series or sign a     PHR   102      Principles of Dispensing Medications              6
waiver declining the vaccination. This series must be             PHR   103      Principles of Sterile Medication Prep             6
completed prior to clinical experience or externship              PHR   105      Pharmacy Technology Practicum                     7
experience.                                                       PHR   106      Advanced Pharmacy Technology                      5
                                                                                 Principles
                                                                  PHR 107        Advanced Pharmacy Technology                      7
Diploma Admission Requirements                                                    Practicum

Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,             XXX   XXX      Electives                                         3
and must also:

1. Present official documentation of an acceptable                Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable             student after consultation with the instructor.
   college credit.
                                                                  * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores                 outline above.
   taken within the last five years.
                                                                  Core courses must be initiated before acceptance into the
                                                                  program.
   72                                                    Practical Nursing

                THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                             CURRICULUM

The Practical Nursing program combines classroom instruction and
extensive clinical experience to prepare graduates to take the State
                                                                                            The Diploma Program
Board of Examination for licensure as Practical Nurses. A variety of                     Credits required for graduation: 94
clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are
integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Clinical         CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
training is conducted at affiliated hospitals and health care facilities   ENG   101     English                                     5
to provide the student nurse with actual experience in general             MAT   101     Mathematics                                 5
medical nursing and in specialty nursing procedures such as                PHY   101     Psychology                                  5
obstetrics, medical, geriatrics, surgery, pediatrics, and recovery room.   AHS   101     Anatomy & Physiology                        5
The student’s clinical experiences are closely supervised by Valdosta      PSY   153     Student Success                             2
Tech’s instructional staff.                                                SCT   100     Intro. to Microcomputers                    3
                                                                           AHS   104     Intro. to Health Care                       3
The Practical Nursing program at Valdosta Technical College is
designed to produce a graduate who is: (1) competent in the general        OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
areas of communications, math, and interpersonal relations, (2)            NSG   110     Nursing Fundamentals                       10
competent in anatomy and physiology, (3) competent in drug                 AHS   102     Drug Calculation & Administration           3
calculation and administration of medication, (4) competent in             AHS   103     Nutrition & Diet Therapy                    2
nutrition and diet therapy, (5) competent in patient care related to       NSG   112     Medical Surgical Nursing I                  9
wellness and prevention of disease in the following areas:                 NPT   112     Medical Surgical Nursing I                  7
fundamental skills, medical-surgical, maternal-child, mental health,                     Practicum
leadership, and geriatrics, (6) aware of and practices good safety         NSG 113       Medical Surgical Nursing II                 9
habits (7) understands of the role of nursing ethics in the overall        NPT 113       Medical Surgical Nursing II                 7
health care environment (8) competent in employability skills which                      Practicum
foster working attitudes and working habits that enable the graduate       NSG   212     Pediatric Nursing                           5
to perform as a good employee, (9) aware of the need for further           NPT   212     Pediatric Nursing Practicum                 2
education so that graduates will pursue their own continuing               NSG   213     Obstetrical Nursing                         5
education as a lifelong endeavor, and (10) willing to integrate core       NPT   213     Obstetrical Nursing Practicum               3
threads in the areas of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs in     NSG   215     Nursing Leadership                          2
order to provide holistic care.                                            NPT   215     Nursing Leadership Practicum                2
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Practical Nursing
students must submit dental and medical records RPR blood test, a
tuberculin skin test, and other medical information.                       * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                             outline above.
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech requires that each
student receive the HB vaccination series or sign a waiver declining the   Core courses must be completed with a 2.5 GPA or above before
vaccination. This series must be completed prior to clinical experience    acceptance into the program.
or externship experience.
                                                                           This program is approved by the Georgia Board of Examiners of
Diploma Admission Requirements                                             Licensed Practical Nurses.
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements, and must
also:

1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable
   college credit.

2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.
                                         Radiologic Technology                                                         73



      THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM                                                  CURRICULUM
This seven-quarter associate of applied technology degree                   The Associate Degree Program
program provides the student with the skills and                             Credits required for graduation: 137
knowledge required by the American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists to enter the field as an entry-level   CORE COURSES                                 CREDIT HOURS
radiographer. Instruction and clinical experience are           BIO 193      Anatomy and Physiology I                     5
conducted at affiliated hospitals on modern equipment to        BIO 194      Anatomy and Physiology II                    5
allow all types of radiographic (x-ray) examinations. In        MAT 191      College Algebra                              5
                                                                             Or
addition to classroom instruction in such topics as physics,
                                                                MAT   190    Mathematical Modeling                        5
anatomy, physiology, and pathology, the student receives
                                                                ENG   191    Composition & Rhetoric I                     5
clinical supervision in radiation protection techniques,        ENG   193    Composition & Rhetoric II                    5
radiographic exposures, and the proper positioning of           PSY   191    Psychology                                   5
patients for optimum results. The student is given the          SPC   191    Speech                                       5
opportunity to work with a variety of patients, many of         SCT   100    Introduction to Computers                    3
whom are seriously ill or injured and require great skill and   AHS   104    Introduction to Health Care                  3
ingenuity on the part of the radiographer to obtain the         PSY   153    Student Success                              2
most informative radiographs possible.
                                                                OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
The Radiologic Technology program is approved by the            RAD   101    Introduction to Radiography                  5
American College of Radiology and is accredited by the          RAD   103    Radiographic Procedures I                    3
Joint Review Committee on Education for Radiologic              RAD   132    Clinical Radiography I                       4
Technology.                                                     RAD   106    Radiographic Procedures II                   3
                                                                RAD   123    Radiographic Science                         5
                                                                RAD   133    Clinical Radiography II                      7
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all
                                                                RAD   109    Radiographic Procedures III                  3
Radiologic Technology students must submit dental and           RAD   107    Radiographic Exposure I                      4
medical records RPR blood test, a tuberculin skin test, and     RAD   134    Clinical Radiography III                     7
other medical information.                                      RAD   113    Radiographic Procedures IV                   2
                                                                RAD   116    Radiographic Exposure II                     3
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech                RAD   135    Clinical Radiography IV                      7
requires that each student receive the HB vaccination series    RAD   117    Imaging Modalities                           4
or sign a waiver declining the vaccination. This series must    RAD   120    Biology/Protection                           5
be completed prior to clinical experience or externship         RAD   136    Clinical Radiography V                       7
experience.                                                     RAD   119    Pathology/Medical Terminology                3
                                                                RAD   137    Clinical Radiography VI                      9
Associate Degree Admission Requirements                         RAD   126    Radiologic Technology Review                 4
                                                                RAD   138    Clinical Radiography VII                     9
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,
                                                                * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
and must also:                                                    outline above.

1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable
   college credit.

2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.
   74                                              Surgical Technology

               THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                             CURRICULUM

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an
integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing                               The Diploma Program
surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical                        Credits required for graduation: 89
technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the
safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. A             CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and               ENG   101    English                                      5
application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the             MAT   101    Mathematics                                  5
knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and                      PSY   101    Basic Psychology                             5
                                                                          PSY   153    Student Success                              2
implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a
physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic
                                                                          OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
procedures.
                                                                          AHS 101      Anatomy and Physiology                       5
The Surgical Technology program, conducted at affiliated                  AHS 104      Introduction to Health Care                  3
medical facilities, combines classroom instruction and clinical           AHS 109      Medical Terminology for                      3
experience in a variety of subjects ranging from the basics in                         Allied Health Sciences
anatomy, physiology, pathology and microbiology to the study of           SCT   100    Introduction to Microcomputers               3
surgical patient care, identification and preparation of surgical         SUR   101    Introduction to Surgical Technology          6
equipment, instrumentation and supplies, creation and                     SUR   102    Principles of Surgical Technology            5
maintenance of the sterile field, and surgical case preparation           SUR   108    Surgical Microbiology                        3
and procedures.                                                           SUR   109    Surgical Patient Care                        3
Graduates are competent as entry-level surgical technologists             SUR   110    Surgical Pharmacology                        3
qualified to provide services in hospitals (operating and delivery        SUR   112    Introduction Surgical Practicum              7
                                                                          SUR   203    Surgical Procedures I                        6
rooms; emergency and sterile processing departments, and
                                                                          SUR   204    Surgical Procedures II                       6
ambulatory care areas), clinics and same-day surgery centers,
                                                                          SUR   213    Specialty Surgical Practicum                 8
physicians’ offices and in-home health care. Graduates with               SUR   214    Advanced Specialty Surgical Practicum        8
experience and additional education may become a Certified                SUR   224    Seminar in Surgical Technology               3
First Assistant (CFA) to the surgeon.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (CAAHEP).                                                        * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
Prior to beginning the clinical phase of training, all Dental Assisting     outline above.
students must submit dental and medical records RPR blood test, a
tuberculin skin test, and other medical information.
In compliance with OSHA standards, Valdosta Tech requires that
each student receive the HB vaccination series or sign a waiver
declining the vaccination. This series must be completed prior to
clinical experience or externship experience.

Diploma Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements, and
must also:
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable
   college credit.

2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.
     Program Descriptions                 75




       Technical Division

               Joe Prater
         Director of Instruction



           Diploma Programs
Advanced Drafting and Design Technology
   Advanced Machine Tool Technology
      Air Conditioning Technology
 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
         Automotive Technology
              Cosmetology
      Environmental Horticulture
      Industrial Electric Technology
     Industrial Systems Technology
   Printing and Graphics Technology
    Welding and Joining Technology
  76                 Advanced Drafting and Design Technology

            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                  CURRICULUM

The Advanced Drafting and Design Technology program
provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop,                     The Diploma Program
and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills,                   Credits required for graduation: 147
and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and
                                                             CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
advancement. The program also provides opportunities to
                                                             ENG   101    English                                      5
upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in        ENG   102    Technical Writing                            5
drafting and design. Graduates of the program receive an     MAT   103    Algebraic Concepts                           5
Advanced Drafting and Design diploma with a                  MAT   104    Geometry and Trigonometry                    5
specialization in architectural or mechanical drafting and   PHY   221    Physics I                                    5
design.                                                      PHY   222    Physics II                                   5
                                                             EMP   100    Interpersonal Relations and                  3
Instruction is provided in the use and operation of basic                 Professional Development
CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting).                            EMP 153      Student Success                              2

                                                             OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Program graduates receive a diploma.                         DDF   101    Introduction to Drafting                     6
                                                             DDF   102    Size and Shape Description I                 5
Diploma Admission Requirements                               DDF   103    Size and Shape Description II                5
                                                             DDF   105    Auxiliary Views                              3
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,        SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
and must also:                                               DDF   106    Fasteners                                    3
                                                             DDF   107    Introduction to CAD                          6
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable           DDF   108    Intersections and Development                5
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable        DDF   109    Assembly Drawing I                           5
   college credit.                                           DDF   111    Intermediate CAD                             6
                                                             DDF   112    3-D Drawing and Modeling                     6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores          DDS   201    Strength of Materials                        5
                                                             DDS   202    Advanced CAD                                 6
   taken within the last five years.
                                                             SCT   100    Introduction to Computers                    3
                                                                          And
                                                             ARCHITECTURAL SPECIALIZATIONS COURSES
                                                             DDS   203    Surveying I                                  3
                                                             DDS   205    Residential Architectural Drawing I          6
                                                             DDS   206    Materials, Codes and Specifications          9
                                                             DDS   207    Mechanical Systems for Architecture          3
                                                             DDS   208    Residential Architectural Drawing II         6
                                                             DDS   209    Structural Steel Detailing                   6
                                                             DDS   210    Commercial Architectural Drawing I           6
                                                             DDS   211    Commercial Architectural Drawing II          6
                                                             XXX   XXX    Electives                                    3
                                                                          Or
                                                             MECHANICAL SPECIALIZATIONS COURSES
                                                             DDS   225    Principles of Metallurgy                     4
                                                             DDS   227    Jig, Figure and Die Drawing                  6
                                                             DDS   226    Manufacturing Processes                      4
                                                             DDS   229    Gears and Cams                               6
                                                             DDS   228    Jig, Fixture and Die Design                  5
                                                             DDS   230    Mechanisms I                                 7
                                                             DDS   231    Mechanisms II                                7
                                                             DDS   232    Mechanical Power Transmission                6
                                                             * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                               outline above.
                            Advanced Machine Tool Technology                                                              77



             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

The Advanced Machine Tool Technology Programs is an
advanced course of study that prepares students for careers                      The Diploma Program
in machining, tool & die making, mold making, and                            Credits required for graduation: 125
C.N.C. programming. Classroom instruction and practical
application of learned skills in the lab provide the student   CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
with abilities related to the many phases of the machine       ENG 101       English                                         5
shop trade, including work with lathes, surface grinders,      MAT 101       General Mathematics                             5
milling machines, and computer controlled equipment.           EMP 100       Interpersonal Relations and                     3
                                                                             Professional Development
                                                               EMP 153       Student Success                                 2
In addition, related instruction is provided in the areas of
blueprint reading, professional development and                OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
communications.                                                MCH   101     Introduction to Machine Tool                    6
                                                               MCH   102     Blueprint Reading for Machine Tool              5
Graduates of this program receive an Advanced Machine          MCH   104     Machine Tool Math I or MAT 103                  5
Tool Technology diploma with one of the following              MCH   105     Machine Tool Math II or MAT 104                 5
specializations: Advanced General Machinist or Computer        MCH   107     Characteristics of Metals/                      4
Numerical Controlled (CNC) Specialist.                                       Heat Treatment I
                                                               MCH   109     Lathe Operations I                              7
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           MCH   110     Lathe Operations II                             6
                                                               MCH   112     Surface Grinder Operations                      6
                                                               MCH   114     Blue Print Reading II                           5
Diploma Admission Requirements                                 MCH   115     Mill Operations I                               7
                                                               MCH   116     Mill Operations II                              6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          MCH   118     Computer/CNC Literacy                           5
and must also:                                                 XXX   xxx     Electives                                       5

1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     Completion of one of the following specializations is required.
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do
                                                               ADVANCED GENERAL MACHINIST COURSES
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an
                                                               MCA   201     Advance Milling I                               7
   Ability to Benefit Test.
                                                               MCA   203     Advance Milling II                              6
                                                               MCA   205     Advance Lathe Operations I                      7
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            MCA   207     Advance Lathe Operations II                     6
   taken within the last five years. In lieu of test scores,   MCA   208     Advance Grinding I                              4
   applicants may present a college transcript documenting     MCA   209     Advance Grinding II                             3
   at least one 3-semester hour or one 5-quarter hour          XXX   xxx     Electives                                       5
   appropriate course from a regionally accredited college
   or university with a grade of C or better.                  CNC SPECIALIST COURSES
                                                               MCA   211     CNC Fundamentals                                7
                                                               MCA   213     CNC Mill Manual Programming                     7
                                                               MCA   215     CNC Lathe Manual Programming                    7
                                                               MCA   217     CNC Practical Applications                      6
                                                               MCA   219     CAD/CAM Programming                             6
                                                               XXX   xxx     Electives                                       5

                                                               SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
                                                               SCT 100       Introduction to Computers                       3
                                                               MCH 152       Industrial Machine Applications                 3
                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
  78                              Air Conditioning Technology

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

The Air Conditioning Technology program is a sequence
of courses that prepares students for careers in the air                         The Diploma Program
conditioning industry. A combination of classroom                             Credits required for graduation: 88
instruction and practical experience is designed to
familiarize the student with the skills required for job       CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
acquisition, retention, and advancement.                       ENG 101        English                                           5
                                                               MAT 101        General Math                                      5
The curriculum progresses from basic refrigeration theory      EMP 100        Interpersonal Relations and                       3
                                                                              Professional Development
and fundamentals to gas heating systems and heat pumps.
                                                               EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
In addition, instruction is provided in basic math,
electricity, and human relations.                              OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                               ACT 100        Refrigeration Fundamentals                        4
Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Technology       ACT 101        Principles and Practices                          7
diploma and have the qualifications of an air conditioning                    of Refrigeration
technician.                                                    ACT   102      Refrigeration Systems Components                  7
                                                               ACT   103      Electrical Fundamentals                           5
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           ACT   104      Electric Motors                                   3
                                                               ACT   105      Electric Components                               5
                                                               ACT   106      Electric Control Systems                          4
Diploma Admission Requirements                                                and Installation
                                                               IFC   100      Industrial Safety Procedures                      2
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          IFC   101      Direct Current Circuits I                         4
and must also:                                                 SCT   100      Intro to Microcomputers                           3
                                                               ACT   107      Air Conditioning Principles                       8
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     ACT   108      Air Conditioning Systems                          3
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do                         and Installation
                                                               ACT 109        Troubleshooting Air Conditioning                  7
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an
                                                                              Systems
   Ability to Benefit Test.                                    ACT 110        Gas Heating Systems                               5
                                                               ACT 111        Heat Pumps and Related Systems                    6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years. In lieu of test scores,   Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
   applicants may present a college transcript documenting     student after consultation with the instructor.
   at least one 3-semester hour or one 5-quarter hour
   appropriate course from a regionally accredited college
   or university with a grade of C or better.                  * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
                        Automotive Collision Repair Technology                                                             79



             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                      CURRICULUM

The Auto Collision Repair Technology program provides                             The Diploma Program
the student with the knowledge and skills to become a                           Credits required for graduation:
major collision repair technician and a painting and                            Major Collision and Repair: 99
refinishing technician in the modern automotive collision                       or Painting and Refinishing: 69
repair industry. Training in the latest auto body rebuilding    CORE COURSES                                   CREDIT HOURS
techniques for today’s unibody cars plays a vital role in the   ENG 101       English                                        5
                                                                MAT 101       General Math                                   5
comprehensive collision repair program. Important
                                                                EMP 100       Interpersonal Relations and                    3
attributes for success are problem-solving and the ability to                 Professional Development
apply technology to the work requirement.                       EMP 153       Student Success                                2
                                                                OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
In addition, students are instructed in related areas such as   ACR   100     Safety                                         1
basic math, English, interpersonal relations and                ACR   101     Automotive Components Identification           3
professional development, shop safety, and cost estimating.     ACR   102     Equipment & Hand Tools Identification          1
The field of Automotive Collision Repair has experienced        ACR   104     Mechanical & Electrical Systems                2
rapid technological expansion and the trend is expected to      ACR   105     Boby Fiberglass, Plastic, & Rubber Repair      3
continue for the foreseeable future.                            ACR   106     Welding & Cutting                              4
                                                                ACR   107     Trim, Accessories, & Glass                     2
                                                                ACR   109     Damage Identification & Assessment             3
Program graduates receive a diploma.                            ACR   110     Minor Collision Repair                         2
                                                                SCT   100     Introduction to Computers                      3
Diploma Admission Requirements                                  COMPLETION OF ONE SPECIALIZATION IS REQUIRED
                                                                MAJOR COLLISION REPAIR OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,           ACR   120     Conventional Frame Repair                      3
and must also:                                                  ACR   121     Unibody Identification & Damage Analysis       2
                                                                ACR   122     Unibody Measuring & Fixturing Systems          2
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school      ACR   123     Unibody Straightening Systems &                4
                                                                              Techniques
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do
                                                                ACR 124       Unibody Welding Techniques                     2
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an        ACR 125       Unibody Structural Panel Repair &              3
   Ability to Benefit Test.                                                   Replacement
                                                                ACR 126       Conventional Body Structural Panel Repair      5
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores             ACR 127       Unibody Suspension & Steering Systems          4
   taken within the last five years. In lieu of test scores,    ACR 128       Bolt-On Body Panel Removal &                   4
   applicants may present a college transcript documenting                    Replacement
   at least one 3-semester hour or one 5-quarter hour           ACR 129       Collision Repair Internship                    3
                                                                XXX xxx       Electives                                      3
   appropriate course from a regionally accredited college                   Or
   or university with a grade of C or better.                   PAINT & REFINISHING OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                                ACR   130     Sanding, Priming, & Paint Preparation          5
                                                                ACR   132     Special Refinishing Application                5
                                                                ACR   134     Urethane Enamels Refinishing Application       6
                                                                ACR   135     Tint & Match Colors                            6
                                                                ACR   136     Detailing                                      2
                                                                ACR   137     Paint and Refinishing Internship               3
                                                                XXX   xxx     Electives                                      6
                                                                SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
                                                                ACR 150        Advanced Unibody Repair                         2
                                                                DIS 156        Independent Study                               6
                                                                Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                                student after consultation with the instructor.
                                                                * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                   outline above.
  80                                    Automotive Technology

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

The Automotive Technology program is a technically
advanced program that provides the student with the                              The Diploma Program
knowledge and skills to become a certified technician in                     Credits required for graduation: 105
the modern automotive industry. The program emphasizes
a combination of automotive mechanics theory and               CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
practical application necessary for successful employment.     ENG 101        English                                           5
                                                               MAT 101        General Mathematics                               5
The student also receives instruction in related areas such    EMP 100        Interpersonal Relations and                       3
                                                                              Professional Development
as: English, general mathematics, interpersonal relations,
                                                               EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
and professional development. Learning opportunities
develop academic, technical and professional knowledge
                                                               OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.               AUT 120        Introduction to Automotive Tech.                  3
                                                               AUT 122        Electrical & Electronic Systems                   6
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           AUT 124        Battery, Starting and Charging                    4
                                                               AUT 126        Engine Principles of Operation & Repair           6
Diploma Admission Requirements                                 AUT 128        Fuel, Ignition & Emission Systems                 7
                                                               AUT 130        Automotive Brake Systems                          4
                                                               AUT 132        Suspension & Steering Systems                     4
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          AUT 134        Drivelines                                        4
and must also:                                                 AUT 138        Manual Transmission/Transaxle                     4
                                                               AUT 140        Electronic Engine Control Systems                 7
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     AUT 142        Climate Control Systems                           6
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do          AUT 144        Introduction to Automatic Transmissions           4
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an       SCT 100        Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
   Ability to Benefit Test.                                    AUT 210        Automatic Transmission Repair                     7
                                                               AUT 212        Advanced Electronic Transmission                  3
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores                           Diagnosis
   taken within the last five years. In lieu of test scores,   AUT 214        Advanced Electronic Controlled                    4
   applicants may present a college transcript documenting                    Brake System Diagnosis
                                                               AUT 216        Advanced Electronic Controlled                    4
   at least one 3-semester hour or one 5-quarter hour
                                                                              Suspension & Steering Systems
   appropriate course from a regionally accredited college     AUT 218        Advanced Electronic Engine                        4
   or university with a grade of C or better.                                 Control Systems
                                                               AUT 220        Automotive Technology Internship                  6
                                                                              Or
                                                               XXX xxx        Electives                                     (6)

                                                               Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                               student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
                                                  Cosmetology                                                        81



            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                    CURRICULUM

This one-year program combines classroom instruction and                       The Diploma Program
practical salon experience to prepare students to enter the
                                                                            Credits required for graduation: 77
ever-changing field of cosmetology. Major emphasis is
placed on the latest techniques of styling, shaping,
                                                              CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
permanent waving and coloring. In addition, instruction       ENG 101      English                                      5
focuses on the basics of skin care and nail technology.       MAT 101      General Mathematics                          5
                                                              EMP 100      Interpersonal Relations                      3
Students are provided extensive experience in the school’s                 and Professional Development
beauty salon which is designed and equipped similarly to      EMP 153      Student Success                              2
the most modern commercial salons. Practical work is
begun using mannequins with students progressing to           OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
provide a complete range of beauty services to salon          COS 100      Introduction to                              5
patrons.                                                                   Cosmetology Theory
                                                              COS 101      Introduction to Permanent                    2
Related instruction includes applied chemistry, anatomy                    Waving and Relaxing
and physiology, personality development and salon             COS 103      Introduction to Skin, Scalp, and Hair        2
management. Personal hygiene and sanitation are               COS 105      Introduction to Shampooing                   4
emphasized throughout the course of study.                                 and Styling
                                                              COS   106    Introduction to Haircutting                  3
Successful completion of the 1500-hour program qualifies      COS   108    Permanent Waving and Relaxing                3
the graduate to take the Georgia State Cosmetology Board      COS   109    Hair Color                                   6
Examination which leads to a Master Cosmetologist             COS   110    Skin, Scalp, and Hair                        3
License.                                                      COS   111    Styling                                      3
                                                              COS   112    Manicuring and Pedicuring                    3
Program graduates receive a diploma.                          COS   113    Practicum I                                  4
                                                              COS   114    Practicum II                                 8
                                                              COS   115    Practicum/Internship I                       4
Diploma Admission Requirements                                COS   116    Practicum/Internship II                      5
                                                              COS   117    Salon/shop Management                        4
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,         SCT   100    Introduction to Computers                    3
and must also:

1. Present official documentation of an acceptable
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable         * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
   college credit.                                              outline above.

2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores
   taken within the last five years.
  82                               Environmental Horticulture

            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                      CURRICULUM

The Environmental Horticulture program combines
classroom instruction with practical experience to prepare                       The Diploma Program
students for employment as horticulturists and floral                         Credits required for graduation: 80
designers. Students will be prepared for careers in
greenhouse management, grounds maintenance, landscape          CORE COURSES                                     CREDIT HOURS
and design installation.                                       ENG   101      English                                           5
                                                               MAT   101      General Mathematics                               5
Instruction is provided in propagation of trees, shrubs and    EMP   100      Interpersonal Relations                           3
                                                               EMP   153      Student Success                                   2
houseplants. Students will also receive practical experience
in soil preparation, insect and disease identification, and
                                                               OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
control. Related classes in marketing and business
                                                               SCT 100        Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
management are offered to ensure a well-rounded                EHO 100        Horticulture Science                              5
horticulturist upon graduation.                                EHO 101        Woody Ornamental                                  6
                                                                              Plant Identification
This is an exciting and fun program for those who enjoy        EHO 102        Herbaceous Plant Identification                   5
working outside with plants.                                   EHO 108        Pest Management                                   5
                                                               EHO 115        Environmental Horticulture                        3
Program graduates receive a diploma.                                          Internship

                                                               SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Diploma Admission Requirements
                                                               EHO   103      Greenhouse Operations                          3
                                                               EHO   104      Horticulture Construction                      3
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          EHO   105      Nursery Production                             4
and must also:                                                 EHO   106      Landscape Design                               5
                                                               EHO   107      Landscape Installation                         3
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     EHO   112      Landscape Management                           5
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do          EHO   114      Garden Center Management                       3
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an       XXX   xxx      Electives                                     12
   Ability to Benefit Test.

2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
   taken within the last five years.                           EHO   125      Plant Propagation                                 5
                                                               EHO   131      Irrigation                                        5
                                                               EHO   133      Turf Management                                   5
                                                               EHO   151      Floriculture                                      5
                                                               EHO   159      Professional Organization                         5
                                                                              Certification Review
                                                               EHO   162      Greenhouse Operations                             6
                                                               EHO   172      Floral Design                                     4
                                                               EHO   173      Floral Design II                                  5
                                                               EHO   175      Interiorscaping                                   5

                                                               Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                               student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
                                  Industrial Electric Technology                                                          83



             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

The Industrial Electrical Technology program combines
classroom instruction and practical experience with actual                       The Diploma Program
field work to provide students with the skills necessary for                  Credits required for graduation: 87
employment as residential, commercial, or industrial
electricians.                                                  CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
Courses range from electrical math and electrical prints,      ENG 101        English                                           5
programmable logic controls, schematics and symbols to         MAT 101        General Mathematics                               5
single phase and three phase motors and electrical             EMP 100        Interpersonal Relations                           3
                                                                              and Professional Development
controls. Instruction focuses on the installation,
                                                               EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
operation, and maintenance of all types of electrical
equipment. To supplement the student’s knowledge,              OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
electives are offered in the areas of welding, blueprint       ELT   106      Electrical Prints, Schematics                     3
reading, and other related courses.                                           and Symbols
                                                               ELT   119      Electricity Principles II                         4
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           ELT   120      Residential Wiring I                              5
                                                               ELT   121      Residential Wiring II                             5
                                                               IFC   100      Industrial Safety Procedures                      2
Diploma Admission Requirements
                                                               IFC   101      Direct Current Circuits I                         4
                                                               SCT   100      Introduction to Microcomputers                    3
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          ELT   107      Commercial Wiring I                               4
and must also:                                                 ELT   108      Commercial Wiring II                              4
                                                               ELT   109      Commercial Wiring III                             4
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     ELT   111      Single-Phase and Three-Phase Motors               5
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do          ELT   112      Variable Speed/Low Voltage Controls               5
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an       ELT   113      Programmable Logic Control I                      4
   Ability to Benefit Test.                                    ELT   114      Programmable Logic Control II                     2
                                                               ELT   115      Diagnostic Trouble Shooting                       2
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            ELT   116      Transformers                                      4
                                                               ELT   117      National Electric Code                            4
   taken within the last five years.
                                                                              Industrial Applications
                                                               ELT 118        Electrical Controls                               5
                                                               XXX xxx        Technical Electives                               3


                                                               Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                               student after consultation with the instructor.


                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
  84                            Industrial Systems Technology

            THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                  CURRICULUM

The Industrial Systems Technology program prepares
students for employment in a variety of positions within                     The Diploma Program
the industrial maintenance field. The program provides                    Credits required for graduation: 92
learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and
reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and      CORE COURSES                                  CREDIT HOURS
attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and       ENG 101      English                                      5
advancement. Additionally, the program provides             MAT 103      Algebraic Concepts                           5
opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and   EMP 100      Interpersonal Relations and                  3
                                                                         Professional Development
skills. Graduates of the program receive an Industrial
                                                            EMP 153      Student Success                              2
Maintenance Technology diploma and are qualified for
employment as an industrial maintenance technician,
                                                            OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
electrician, or mechanic.                                   SCT   100    Intro to Computers                           3
                                                            IFC   100    Industrial Safety Procedures                 2
Program graduates receive a diploma.                        IFC   101    Direct Current Circuits I                    4
                                                            IFC   102    Alternating Current I                        4
Diploma Admission Requirements                              IFC   103    Solid State Devices I                        4
                                                            IDS   101    Industrial Computer Applications             5
                                                            IDS   103    Industrial Wiring                            6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,       IDS   105    DC and AC Motors                             3
and must also:                                              IDS   110    Fundamentals of Motor Controls               3
                                                            IDS   113    Magnetic Starters and Braking                3
1. Present official documentation of an acceptable          IDS   115    Two-Wire Control Circuits                    2
   accredited high school diploma, GED, or acceptable       IDS   121    Advanced Motor Controls                      2
   college credit.                                          IDS   131    Variable Speed Motor Control                 3
                                                            IDS   141    Basic Industrial PLCs                        6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores         IDS   142    Industrial PLCs                              6
   taken within the last five years.                        IDS   209    Industrial Instrumentation                   6
                                                            IDS   215    Industrial Mechanics                         6
                                                            IDS   221    Industrial Fluidpower                        7
                                                            IDS   231    Pumps and Piping Systems                     2

                                                            * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                              outline above.
                              Printing and Graphics Technology                                                            85



             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

The Printing & Graphics Technology program prepares
students for employment in a variety of positions in the                         The Diploma Program
printing industry. The program offers six quarters of                         Credits required for graduation: 85
classroom and hands on training in subjects such as art
and copy preparation, desktop publishing, process color,       CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
various types of printing press operation and other related    EMP 100        Interpersonal Relations and                       3
subjects that round out the student’s learning experience.                    Professional Development
An internship allows the student to practice his or her        ENG 101        English                                           5
                                                               MAT 101        General Mathematics                               5
printing and graphics skills in an established printing firm
                                                               EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
                                                               PGT 101        Introduction to the Printing                      8
Diploma Admission Requirements                                                Industry
                                                               PGT 110        Digital Imaging Practicum/                    12
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,                         Internship
                                                               SCT 100        Introduction to Computers                         3
and must also:
                                                               BUS 101        Beginning Document Processing                     5
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     PRE-PRESS TECHNOLOGY COURSES
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do          PGT   102      Basic Publication Design                          6
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an       PGT   103      Advanced Publication Design                       6
   Ability to Benefit Test.                                    PGT   115      Image Output and Preflight                        6
                                                               PGT   128      Black and White Photo Manipulation                6
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            PGT   107      Scanning                                          6
   taken within the last five years. In lieu of test scores,   PGT   109      Color Digital Production                          6
   applicants may present a college transcript documenting     XXX   xxx      Elective(s)                                       6
   at least one 3-semester hour or one 5-quarter hour
   appropriate course from a regionally accredited college     SMALL PRESS OPERATIONS
   or university with a grade of C or better.                  PGT   111      Basic Press Operations I                       8
                                                               PGT   112      Basic Press Operations II                      8
                                                               PGT   113      Advanced Press Operations I                    8
                                                               PGT   114      Advanced Press Operations II                   8
                                                               XXX   xxx      Elective(s)                                   10


                                                               LARGE PRESS MULTI-COLOR OPERATIONS
                                                               PGT   111      Basic Press Operations I                       8
                                                               PGT   120      Basic Offset Press I                           8
                                                               PGT   122      Basic Offset Press II                          8
                                                               PGT   124      Operations                                     8
                                                               XXX   xxx      Elective(s)                                   10


                                                               Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                               student after consultation with the instructor.


                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
  86                           Welding and Joining Technology

             THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                     CURRICULUM

This program provides educational opportunities to
individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge,                       The Diploma Program
skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the field of                     Credits required for graduation: 77
welding and joining technology.
Program graduates are to be competent in the technical         CORE COURSES                                    CREDIT HOURS
areas of shielded metal arc welding in the flat, horizontal,   ENG 101        English                                           5
vertical and overhead positions; blueprint reading; gas        MAT 101        General Mathematics                               5
metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding; and oxyfuel       EMP 100        Interpersonal Relations and                       3
                                                                              Professional Development
cutting; and common joining processes.
                                                               EMP 153        Student Success                                   2
The program combines classroom study, lab experiences
and work on live projects to produce graduates who are
                                                               OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
prepared for employment as welding and joining                 SCT   100      Intro to Computers                                3
technicians.                                                   WLD   100      Introduction to Welding Technology                6
                                                               WLD   101      Oxyfuel Cutting                                   4
Program graduates receive a diploma.                           WLD   103      Blueprint Reading I                               3
                                                               WLD   104      Shielded Metal Arc Welding I                      6
Diploma Admission Requirements                                 WLD   105      Shielded Metal Arc Welding II                     6
                                                               WLD   106      Shielded Metal Arc Welding III                    6
                                                               WLD   107      Shielded Metal Arc Welding IV                     6
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements,          WLD   108      Blueprint Reading II                              3
and must also:                                                 WLD   109      Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)                  6
                                                               WLD   110      Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/MIG)               4
1. Present official documentation of an earned high school     WLD   112      Preparation for Industrial Qualification          4
   diploma, GED, or college degree. Applicants who do          XXX   xxx      Essential Electives                               5
   not possess a high school diploma or GED must pass an
   Ability to Benefit Test.                                    TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES
                                                               ELECTRIC ARC WELDING
2. Present acceptable ASSET, SAT, ACT or CPE scores            WLD 100        Introduction to Welding Technology                6
   taken within the last five years. In lieu of test scores,   WLD 104        Shielded Metal Arc Welding I                      6
   applicants may present a college transcript documenting     WLD 105        Shielded Metal Arc Welding II                     6
   at least one 3-semester hour or one 5-quarter hour
                                                               BASIC GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
   appropriate course from a regionally accredited college
                                                               WLD 100        Introduction to Welding Technology                6
   or university with a grade of C or better.                  WLD 110        Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/MIG)               4
                                                               WLD 150        Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding                 5


                                                               Decisions regarding the selection of electives are made by the
                                                               student after consultation with the instructor.

                                                               * The student's actual curriculum may vary somewhat from the
                                                                 outline above.
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 EXPLANATION OF COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                               Topics include: receivables, inventory, plant assets, payroll,
                                                                  payables, partnerships, and sales tax returns. Laboratory
Course descriptions in this catalog are current at the time
                                                                  work demonstrates theory presented in class.
of printing, June 1, 2002. New catalogs are printed every
two years. An updated version of available courses is
available on the Valdosta Technical College web site at           ACC 103 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING III
www.valdostatech.org. Most recent course changes are              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
published in individual program brochures. Course                 Prerequisite: ACC 102
descriptions for degreed programs, diploma programs, and          Emphasizes a fundamental understanding of corporate and
technical certificates taught at Valdosta Technical College       cost accounting. Topics include: accounting for a
are listed on the following pages. Courses are arranged           corporation, statement of cash flows, cost accounting,
alphabetically.                                                   budgeting and long term liabilities. Laboratory work
                                                                  demonstrates theory presented in class.
Courses are taught in three formats: day, evening and
online. The quarterly course schedule for all three formats       ACC 104 - COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
is available by calling the admissions office or on the web       Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
site. A three-letter prefix and course number precedes each       Prerequisites: ACC 102, SCT 100
course title. Lecture hours per week, lab hours per week          Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems
and total credit hours are indicated by the three numbers         from manual input forms. Topics include: equipment use,
to the extreme right.                                             general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, payroll,
For example:                                                      cash management, and financial reports. Laboratory work
Course Course     Course        Lecture Hrs.   Lab Hrs. Total     includes theoretical and technical application.
Prefix Number     Title          Per Week      Per Week Credits
MAS      103    Pharmacology         5            0        5      ACC 106 - ACCOUNTING SPREADSHEET
                                                                  FUNDAMENTALS
Prerequisites and/or corequisites are listed for the courses.     Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
A prerequisite must be taken before entering the course. A        Prerequisites: SCT 100
corequisite may be taken concurrently while taking the
                                                                  Provides instruction in the use of electronic spreadsheet
course.
                                                                  software packages for program-related spreadsheet
                                                                  applications. Students become proficient in creation,
                                                                  modification, and combination of spreadsheet. Topics
               COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                include: spreadsheet creation, data entry, data entry
                                                                  modification, computation using functions, and program-
ACC 101 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I                              related spreadsheet applications. Laboratory work includes
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                     theoretical and technical application.
Prerequisite: Program admission
Introduces the basic concepts of the complete accounting          ACC 107 - FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP
cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to       Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-36 Credit Hours: 12
maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics         Prerequisites: All non-elective courses required for
include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the                  program completion
accounting cycle and accounting for a personal service            Provides in-depth application and reinforcement of
business, the accounting cycle and accounting for a               accounting and employability principles in an actual job
merchandising enterprise, and cash control. Laboratory            setting. Allows the student to become involved in
work demonstrates theory presented in class.                      intensive on-the-job accounting applications that require
                                                                  full-time concentration, practice, and follow through.
ACC 102 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II                             Topics include: appropriate work habits, acceptable job
                                                                  performance, application of accounting knowledge and
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
                                                                  skills, interpersonal relations, and progressive productivity.
Prerequisites: ACC 101
                                                                  The full-time accounting internship is implemented
Applies the basic principles of accounting to specific
                                                                  through the use of written individualized training plans,
account classifications and subsidiary record accounting.
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written performance evaluation, weekly documentation or            Introduces the structural configuration and identification
seminars and/or other projects as required by the                  of the structural members of various automotive unibodies
instructor.                                                        and frames. Topics include: unibody construction, frame
                                                                   types, stub frame types, body panels, and mechanical
ACC 108 - HALF-TIME ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP                          components.
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-18 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: All non-elective courses required for               ACR 102 - EQUIPMENT AND HAND TOOLS
program completion                                                 IDENTIFICATION
Introduces the application and reinforcement of                    Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 1
accounting and employability principles in an actual job           Prerequisites/Corequisites: Provisional admission, ACR
setting. Acquaints the student with realistic work situations      100
and provides insights into accounting applications on the          Introduces equipment and hand tools used in automotive
job. Topics include: appropriate work habits, acceptable           collision repair. Topics include: safety procedures, hand
job performance, application of accounting knowledge and           tools identification, power hand tools identification, air
skills, interpersonal relations, and development of                supply systems, and hydraulic systems.
productivity. The half-time accounting internship is
implemented through the use of written individualized              ACR 104 - MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL
training plans, written performance evaluation, and weekly
                                                                   SYSTEMS
documentation or seminars and/or other projects as
required by the instructor.                                        Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 2
                                                                   Prerequisites/Corequisites: Program admission, ACR 100,
                                                                   ACR 101, ACR 102
ACC 152 – PAYROLL ACCOUNTING
                                                                   Introduces various mechanical and electrical systems
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                      requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACC 101                                  collisions. Topics include: engine accessory systems,
Provides an understanding of the laws that affect a                emission control systems, air conditioning systems, braking
company's payroll structure and practical application skills       systems, steering column damage, engine removal and
in maintaining payroll records. Topics include: payroll tax        replacement sequence, lighting systems, engine wiring,
laws, payroll tax forms, payroll and personnel records,            power accessories systems, and restraint systems.
computing wages and salaries, taxes affecting employees
and employers, and analyzing and journalizing payroll
                                                                   ACR 105 - BODY FIBERGLASS, PLASTIC, AND
transactions.
                                                                   RUBBER REPAIR TECHNIQUES
ACR 100 – SAFETY                                                   Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 3
                                                                   Prerequisites/Corequisites: Program admission, ACR 100,
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 1
                                                                   ACR 101, ACR 102
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
                                                                   Provides instruction in non-metallic auto body repair
Provides instruction in procedures and practices necessary
                                                                   techniques. Topics include: cracked or splintered area
for safe operation of automotive collision repair facilities.
                                                                   repair, bonding agent usage, fiberglass and plastic body
Topics include: work facility safety, work facility cleanliness,
                                                                   parts removal and replacement procedure, partial fiberglass
safety devices, fire prevention and safety, and
                                                                   header panel replacement procedure, plastics
environmental safety.
                                                                   identification, plastic and rubber welding techniques, and
                                                                   Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) repairs.
ACR 101 - AUTOMOBILE COMPONENTS
                                                                   ACR 106 - WELDING AND CUTTING
IDENTIFICATION
                                                                   Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 4
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 3                      Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACR 100, ACR 107
Prerequisites/Corequisites: Provisional admission, ACR             Introduces welding and cutting procedures used in auto
100                                                                collision repair. Emphasis will be placed on MIG welding
                                                                   techniques. Topics include: MIG welding, oxyfuel
                                                                   welding, metal cutting techniques, resistance welding,
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unibody welding techniques, weld removal techniques, and         Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 2
safety procedures, and plasma arc cutting.                       Prerequisite: ACR 109
                                                                 Provides instruction in the identification and analysis of
ACR 107 - TRIM, ACCESSORIES, AND GLASS                           various forms of unibody damage. Topics include:
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 2                    collapse or buckle damage identification, sag damage
Prerequisites/Corequisites: Provisional admission, ACR           identification, sideways damage identification, twist
100                                                              damage identification, secondary damage identification,
Provides instruction in removal and replacement methods          and lift equipment usage and safety.
of a variety of non-structural cosmetic and safety features of
the automobile. Topics include: interior and exterior            ACR 122 - UNIBODY MEASURING AND
trim, mirrors, weather stripping, stationary and non-            FIXTURING SYSTEMS
stationary glass, interior components, fasteners, and safety     Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 2
procedures.                                                      Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACR 121
                                                                 Provides instruction in a variety of alignment measuring
ACR 109 - DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION AND                              and fixturing systems. Topics include: universal
ASSESSMENT                                                       mechanical measuring system, universal laser measuring
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 3                    system, dedicated fixture system, upper body panel
Prerequisites: Program admission, ACR 101, ACR 102,              measurement, and English/metric tape alignment
ACR 106, ACR 107, ACR 110, MAT 101;                              measurement.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101
Introduces procedures and resources used in the                  ACR 123 - UNIBODY STRAIGHTENING SYSTEMS
identification and assessment of automotive collisions           AND TECHNIQUES
damages. Topics include: assessment plan determination,          Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 4
damage analysis, collision estimation, service manual use,       Prerequisites: ACR 122, ACR 127
and computerized estimation.                                     Introduces unibody straightening systems and techniques
                                                                 used in automotive collision repair. Topics include:
ACR 110 - MINOR COLLISION REPAIR                                 equipment types and usage, safety procedures,
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 2                    primary/rough and secondary damage pull, single pull
Prerequisites/Corequisites: Provisional admission, ACR           correction, multiple pull correction, and impact or pull
100                                                              stress relief.
Introduces the materials and operations required to repair
minor collision damage. Topics include: pick, file, and          ACR 124 - UNIBODY WELDING TECHNIQUES
finish procedures; body repair materials identification;         Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 2
body fillers usage; disc grinder procedures; safety              Prerequisite: ACR 122
procedures, and stud welders.                                    Provides instruction in specific welding applications in
                                                                 automotive collision repair. Topics include: MIG welder
ACR 120 - CONVENTIONAL FRAME REPAIR                              panel welding, plug weld collision repair, butt weld
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 3                    collision repair, lap weld collision repair, safety procedures,
Prerequisite: ACR 109, SCT 100                                   resistance welding, aluminum MIG welding, and
Emphasizes the diagnosis, straightening, measurement, and        aluminum TIG welding.
alignment of conventional automobile and truck frames.           ACR 125 - UNIBODY STRUCTURAL PANEL REPAIR
Topics include: alignment measurement systems; damage            AND REPLACEMENT
diagnosis; equipment types and usage; frame straightening,       Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 3
repair, and alignment; safety precautions, and                   Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACR 122, ACR 124
computerized damage diagnosis.                                   Provides instruction in attachment methods, proper repair
                                                                 and replacement of structural panels, dimensional control,
ACR 121 - UNIBODY IDENTIFICATION AND                             areas of high stress concentration, sectional principles, and
DAMAGE ANALYSIS
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crush zones. Selection and preparation of recycled parts          professional technicians as they experience working in the
will be emphasized. Topics include: primary structure,            Automotive Collision Repair profession in an industry
rear cross member, apron and rails, trans X member,               standard commercial repair facility or industry standard
rocker, w/s posts, hinge pillar, center pillar, floor pan, spot   simulated on-campus facility. Topics include: conventional
weld removal, panel sectional cuts, and damaged panel             frame repair, unibody damage identification and analysis,
removal and replacement.                                          unibody measuring and fixturing systems, unibody
                                                                  straightening systems and techniques, unibody welding
ACR 126 - CONVENTIONAL BODY STRUCTURAL                            techniques, unibody structural panel repair and
PANEL                                                             replacement, conventional body structural panel repair,
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5                     unibody suspension and steering systems, and bolt-on body
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACR 120                                 panel removal and replacement.
Introduces conventional body structural panel repair. A
variety of removal and replacement techniques are                 ACR 130 - SANDING, PRIMING, AND PAINT
emphasized. Topics include: partial or complete quarter           PREPARATION
panel removal and replacement, rocker panel removal and           Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 5
replacement, and center pillar post removal and                   Prerequisites/Corequisites: Provisional admission, ACR
replacement.                                                      100
                                                                  Introduces the materials and procedures involved in
ACR 127 - UNIBODY SUSPENSION AND STEERING                         preparing automobile bodies for refinishing. Topics
SYSTEMS                                                           include: feather edging; masking procedures; safety
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 2                     procedures; surface preparation; corrosion preventative
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACR 122                                 application; primers, sealers, and primer surfacer
Provides instruction in unibody suspension and steering           applications; and spray gun operation and maintenance.
system damage analysis and repair. Topics include:
parallelogram suspension parts removal and replacement,           ACR 132 - SPECIAL REFINISHING APPLICATION
rack and pinion steering system removal and replacement,          Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5
damage analysis, quick check system damage                        Prerequisite: ACR 109, ACR 136
determination, front end suspension equipment usage, and          Provides instruction in the equipment, material, and
safety procedures.                                                techniques used in the application of special paints.
                                                                  Emphasis will be placed on automotive refinishing
ACR 128 - BOLT-ON BODY PANEL REMOVAL AND                          procedures. Topics include: safety; paint identification;
REPLACEMENT                                                       base metals preparation and priming; equipment use and
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 4                     maintenance; color application; original finish sealing;
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                               panel and spot repair and blending; thinners, reducers,
Provides instruction in the removal and replacement of            and additives; and fiberglass, plastics, and rubber
bolt-on automobile body panels. Topics include: hood,             refinishing.
deck panels, and header panels removal and replacement;
fender removal and installation/coining; door removal and         ACR 134 - URETHANE ENAMELS REFINISHING
installation; headlamp and filler panels removal and              APPLICATION
replacement; grill removal and replacement; and headlamp
                                                                  Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 6
adjustment.
                                                                  Prerequisite: ACR 109
ACR 129 - MAJOR COLLISION REPAIR                                  Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACR 136
INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM                                              Provides instruction in the equipment, material, and
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3                    techniques used in the application of urethane enamels
Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses in the           paint. Emphasis will be placed on automotive refinishing
Major Collision Repair specialization                             procedures. Topics include: safety; paint identification;
Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for              base metals preparation and priming; equipment use and
students pursuing the Major Collision Repair
specialization. Students will be mentored by qualified
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maintenance; base coat/clear coat application; color          Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACT 100
application of solid and metallic finishes; original finish   Introduces the use of refrigeration tools, materials, and
sealing; panel and spot repair and blending; thinners,        procedures needed to install, repair, and service
reducers, and additives; and tri-coat finishing.              refrigeration systems. Topics include: refrigeration tools;
                                                              piping practices; service valves; leak testing; refrigerant
ACR 135 - TINT AND MATCH COLORS                               recovery, recycling, and reclamation; evacuation; charging;
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                 and safety.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACR 131, ACR 132, ACR 133,
or ACR 134                                                    ACT 102 - REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
Introduces methods and techniques used in the process of      COMPONENTS
color matching and production. Topics include: tinting        Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
methods, gun techniques, variables adjustments, color flip-   Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACT 100, ACT 101
flop determination and correction, and reduction              Provides the student with the skills and knowledge to
procedures.                                                   install, test, and service major components of a
                                                              refrigeration system. Topics include: compressors,
ACR 136 – DETAILING                                           condensers, evaporators, metering devices, service
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 2                 procedures, refrigeration systems, and safety.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACR 134
Introduces the methods and techniques used in detailing a     ACT 103 - ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS
refinished automotive surface. Topics include: finish         Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 5
analysis, color sanding, polishes and glazes, cleaning        Prerequisite: Provisional admission
vehicle, and decal and stripes.                               Introduction to fundamental electrical concepts and
                                                              theories as applied to the air conditioning industry. Topics
ACR 137 - PAINT AND REFINISHING INTERNSHIP                    include: AC and DC theory, electric meters, electric
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3                diagrams, distribution systems, electrical panels, voltage
Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses in Paint     circuits, code requirements, and safety.
and Refinish specialization
Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for          ACT 104 - ELECTRIC MOTORS
students pursuing the Paint and Refinishing specialization.   Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
Students will be mentored by qualified professional           Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACT 103
technicians as they experience working in the Automotive      Continues the development of skills and knowledge
Collision Repair profession in an industry standard           necessary for application and service of electric motors
commercial repair facility or industry standard simulated     commonly used by the refrigeration and air conditioning
on-campus facility. Topics include: sanding, priming, and     industry. Topics include: diagnostic techniques,
paint preparation; special refinishing applications;          capacitors, installation procedures, types of electric motors,
urethane enamels; tint and match colors; detailing; and       electric motor service, and safety.
employability skills.                                         ACT 105 - ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
ACT 100 - REFRIGERATION FUNDAMENTALS                          Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 5
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                 Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACT 103, ACT 104
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            Provides instruction in identifying, installing, and testing
Introduces basic concepts and theories of refrigeration.      commonly used electrical components in an air
Topics include: the laws of thermodynamics, pressure and      conditioning system. Topics include: pressure switches,
temperature relationships, heat transfer, the refrigeration   overload devices, transformers, magnetic starters, other
cycle, and safety.                                            commonly used controls, diagnostic techniques,
                                                              installation procedures, and safety.
ACT 101 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF
REFRIGERATION                                                 ACT 106 - ELECTRIC CONTROL SYSTEMS AND
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
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INSTALLATION                                                     Prerequisite/Corequisites: ACT 110
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 4                    Provides instruction on installation and servicing of
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACT 105                                electric heating systems, heat pumps, and related systems.
Provides instruction on wiring various types of air              Topics include: installation procedures, servicing
conditioning systems. Topics include: servicing                  procedures, troubleshooting, valves, electrical components,
procedures, solid state controls, system wiring, control         safety, geothermal ground source energy supplies, and dual
circuits, and safety.                                            fuels.

ACT 107 - AIR CONDITIONING PRINCIPLES                            AHS 101 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Weekly Hours: Class-7, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 8                    Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACT 102, ACT 106, MAT 101             Prerequisite: Program admission
Introduces fundamental theory and techniques needed to           Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the
identify major components and functions of air                   human body. Topics include: medical terms describing the
conditioning systems. Instruction is given on types of air       human body and structure and function of the human
conditioning systems and use of instrumentation. Topics          body.
include: types of AC systems, heat-load calculation,
properties of air, psychometrics, duct design, air filtration,   AHS 102 - DRUG CALCULATION AND
and safety principles.                                           ADMINISTRATION
                                                                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 3
ACT 108 - AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS AND                           Prerequisite: MAT 101
INSTALLATION                                                     Uses basic mathematical concepts and includes basic drug
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                    administration. Emphasizes critical thinking skills. Topics
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACT 107                                include: systems of measurement, calculating drug
Provides instruction on the installation and service of          problems, resource materials usage, basic pharmacology,
residential air conditioning systems. Topics include:            administering medications in a simulated clinical
installation procedures, service, split-systems, add-on-         environment, principles of IV therapy techniques, and
systems, packaged systems, and safety.                           client education.

ACT 109 - TROUBLESHOOTING AIR                                    AHS 103 - NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY
CONDITIONING SYSTEMS                                             Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 7                    Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Prerequisites/Corequisites: ACT 108, ENG 101                     A study of the nutritional needs of the individual. Topics
Provides instruction on troubleshooting and repair of            include: nutrients, standard and modified diets, nutrition
major components of a residential air conditioning system.       throughout the life span, and client education.
Topics include: troubleshooting techniques, electrical
controls, air flow, refrigeration cycle, and safety.             AHS 104 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE
                                                                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
ACT 110 - GAS HEATING SYSTEMS                                    Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 5                    Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices,
Prerequisites: ACT 102, ACT 106, MAT 101                         and issues common to many specializations in the health
Introduces principles of combustion and service                  care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students
requirements for gas heating systems. Topics include:            explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics
service procedures, electrical controls, piping, gas valves,     include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first
venting, code requirements, principles of combustion, and        aid and triage, vital signs, infection control, and blood/air-
safety.                                                          borne pathogens.

ACT 111 - HEAT PUMPS AND RELATED SYSTEMS                         AHS 105 – BASIC INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6                    Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
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Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 101                              Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
Introduces chemical concept principles, laws, and              Prerequisite/Corequisite: AMF 152
techniques applicable to the medical laboratory. Topics        Provides the knowledge and skills associated with quality
include: laboratory safety, fundamental principles of          and productivity in the manufacturing environment.
chemistry, weight and measures, solutions, and basic laws      Topics include: world class manufacturing, tools for
of chemistry.                                                  excellence, and statistical process control.

AHS 109 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED
HEALTH SCIENCES                                                AMF 158 – AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3                  SKILLS
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            Weekly Hours: Class-4.5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis       Prerequisite/Corequisite: AMF 152
is placed on building familiarity with medical words           Provides an introduction into computerized process
through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics     control and the operational requirements associated with
include: word origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word    automated machines in the manufacturing environment.
building, abbreviations and symbols, terminology related to    Topics include: basic mechanics, mechanical systems, hand
the human anatomy, and terminology specific to the             tools, power tools, industrial controls, electrical safety,
student's field of study.                                      hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, troubleshooting
                                                               principles, and computers and automation principles.
AMF 152 – MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATIONAL
PRINCIPLES
Weekly Hours: Class-2.5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                AMF 160 – REPRESENTATIVE MANUFACTURING
Prerequisites: ENG 096 or ENG 097, or entrance English         SKILLS
score in accordance with approved DTAE admission score         Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 6
levels; RDG 096 and RDG 097, or entrance reading score         Prerequisite/Corequisite: AMF 152
in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels;       Provides an introduction to representative manufacturing
and MAT 096 and MAT 097, or entrance arithmetic score          skills and associated safety requirements. Topics include:
in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels.       plant safety, materials movement equipment, precision
Provides an overview of the functional and structural          measurements for manufacturing, and blueprint reading.
composition of manufacturing organizations. Topics             AUT 120 - INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE
include: manufacturing/consumer connection,                    TECHNOLOGY
manufacturing operational types, structure of
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
manufacturing organizations, manufacturing business
                                                               Prerequisite: Provisional admission
principles, and types of manufacturing processes.
                                                               Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe
                                                               and effective automotive shop operation. Topics include:
                                                               safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities;
AMF 154 – MANUFACTURING WORKPLACE                              measurement; machining; hand tools; and shop
SKILLS                                                         organization, management, and work flow systems.
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites/Corequisite: AMF 152
Provides the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the     AUT 122 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
manufacturing environment. Topics include: listening,          SYSTEMS
working together, change management, stress management,
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6
personal wellness, decision making, and job interview skills
                                                               Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 120
and creating a positive image.
                                                               Introduces automotive electricity. Topics include: general
                                                               electrical system diagnosis; lighting system diagnosis and
                                                               repair; gauges, warning devices, and driver information
AMF 156 – MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION                             system diagnosis and repair; horn and wiper/washer
REQUIREMENTS
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diagnosis and repair; accessories diagnosis and repair.
                                                                 AUT 132 - SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS
                                                                 Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
AUT 124 - BATTERY, STARTING AND CHARGING                         Prerequisite: AUT 122
SYSTEMS                                                          Introduces students to principles of steering, suspension,
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 4                    wheel alignment, electronic steering, and electronic active
Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 122                                suspension. Topics include: steering systems diagnosis and
Emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and                  repair; suspension systems diagnosis and repair; wheel
service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system   alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair; wheel and tire
components, alternators, and regulators. Topics include:         diagnosis and repair
battery diagnosis and service; starting system diagnosis and
repair; charging system diagnosis and repair.
                                                                 AUT 134 - DRIVELINES
                                                                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 4
AUT 126 - ENGINE PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION                         Prerequisite: AUT 122
AND REPAIR                                                       Introduces basics of rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 6                    four-wheel drive driveline related operation, diagnosis,
Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 120                                service and related electronic controls. Topics include:
Introduces automotive engine theory and repair, placing          drive shaft and half shaft, universal and constant-velocity
emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques.      (cv) joint diagnosis and repair ; ring and pinion gears and
Topics include: general diagnosis; removal and                   differential case assembly; limited slip differential; drive
reinstallation; cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and    axle shaft; four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive component
repair; engine blocks assembly diagnosis and repair;             diagnosis and repair.
lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.            AUT 138 - MANUAL TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE
                                                                 Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
AUT 128 - FUEL, IGNITION, AND EMISSION                           Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 122
SYSTEMS                                                          Introduces basics of front and rear-wheel drive. Clutch
                                                                 operation, diagnosis and service is included. Electronic
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
                                                                 controls related to transmission/transaxle operation are
Prerequisites: AUT 122, 124, and 126
                                                                 discussed. Topics include: clutch diagnosis and repair;
Introduces fuel, ignition, and exhaust systems theory,
                                                                 transmission/transaxle diagnosis and repair.
diagnosis, repair, and service for vehicles with carburetion
and fuel injection systems. Topics include: general engine
diagnosis; ignition system diagnosis and repair; fuel, air       AUT 140 - ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL
induction, and exhaust systems diagnosis and repair;             SYSTEMS
positive crankcase ventilation; exhaust gas recirculation;       Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 7
engine related service                                           Prerequisite: AUT 101
                                                                 Introduces concept of electronic engine control. Topics
                                                                 include: computerized engine controls diagnosis and
AUT 130 - AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS                               repair; intake air temperature controls ; early fuel
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                    evaporation (intake manifold temperature) controls ;
Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 122                                evaporative emissions controls.
Introduces Brake systems theory and its application to
automotive systems. Topics include: hydraulic system             AUT 142 - CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS
diagnosis and repair; drum brake diagnosis and repair; disc      Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 6
brake diagnosis and repair; power assist units diagnosis and     Prerequisite: AUT 122
repair; miscellaneous ( wheel bearings, parking brakes,          Introduces the theory and operation of automotive heating
electrical, etc.) diagnosis and repair.                          and air conditioning systems. Students attain proficiency
                                                                 in inspection, testing, service, and repair of heating and air
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conditioning systems and related components. Topics           AUT 216 - ADVANCED ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED
include: a/c system diagnosis and repair; refrigeration       SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS
system component diagnosis and repair; heating,               Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
ventilation, and engine cooling systems diagnosis and         Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 132
repair; operating systems and related controls diagnosis      Introduces principles of electronic suspension, electronic
and repair; refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling.    steering, and electronic active suspension. Topics include:
                                                              electronic steering systems diagnosis and
AUT 144 - INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC                           adjustment/repair, and diagnosis of electrical and
TRANSMISSIONS                                                 electronic controlled steering and suspension systems.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 122                             AUT 218 - ADVANCED ELECTRONIC ENGINE
Introduces students to basic transmission/transaxle theory,   CONTROL SYSTEMS
inspection, and service procedures. Focuses on minor in-      Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
car adjustments, replacements, and repair. Topics include:    Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 140
general transmission and transaxle diagnosis; transmission    Introduces On-Board Diagnostics II (OBD II), California
and transaxle maintenance and adjustment; in-vehicle          Air Research Board (CARB) requirements and monitoring
transmission and transaxle repair.                            technology, diagnostic trouble code definitions, and
                                                              essentials of advanced driveability diagnosis and data
AUT 210 - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REPAIR                       interpretation using a scanner. Topics include: OBD II
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                 standards; monitoring capabilities; OBD II diagnostics;
Prerequisite: AUT 144                                         OBD II terms.
Introduces automatic transmission hydraulic/mechanical
operations, transmission repair, and automatic                AUT 220 - AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
transmission hydraulic/mechanical diagnosis. Topics           INTERNSHIP
include: removal, disassembly, and reinstallation; oil pump   Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-18 Credit Hours: 6
and converter; gear train, shafts, bushings and case;         Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 128
friction and reaction units.                                  Provides student work experience in the occupational
                                                              environment. Topics include: application of automotive
AUT 212 - ADVANCED ELECTRONIC                                 technology knowledge and skills, appropriate employability
TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSIS                                        skills, problem solving, adaptability to job setting,
                                                              progressive productivity, and acceptable job performance.
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 201
                                                              BUS 101 - BEGINNING DOCUMENT PROCESSING
Introduces automatic transmission hydraulic/mechanical,
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5
and electronic diagnosis and repair. Topics include:
                                                              Prerequisite: Provisional admission
electronically controlled automatic transmission, automatic
                                                              Introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing
transmission electrical and electronic problem diagnosis
                                                              emphasis on correct techniques, mastery of the keyboard,
and repair.
                                                              and basic business documents. Students attain a minimum
                                                              typing speed of 25 words per minute with a maximum of 3
AUT 214 - ADVANCED ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED                      errors on a 3 minute timed keyboarding test. Topics
BRAKE SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS                                        include: learning the keyboard, building speed and
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                 accuracy, formatting basic business documents, language
Prerequisite/Corequisite: AUT 130                             arts, and proofreading. Laboratory practice parallels class
Introduces anti-lock Brake system (ABS) to include ABS        instruction.
components and ABS operation, testing, and diagnosis.
Topics include: general Brake and anti-lock Brake systems     BUS 102 - INTERMEDIATE DOCUMENT
diagnosis and testing, light truck rear anti-lock Brake       PROCESSING
system, four-wheel anti-lock Brake system locations,          Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5
components, and operation.                                    Prerequisite: BUS 101
                                                              Continues the development of keyboarding speed and
                                                              accuracy with further mastery of correct keyboarding
  96                                        Course Descriptions

techniques. Students attain a minimum typing speed of 40        Emphasizes an intensive use of word processing software to
words per minute with a maximum of 5 errors on a 5              create and revise business documents. Topics include:
minute timed keyboarding test. Topics include: building         equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area
speed and accuracy, formatting and producing business           management, word processing software, and productivity.
documents, language arts, and proofreading. Laboratory
practice parallels class instruction.
                                                                BUS 158 – LEGAL TERMINOLOGY
BUS 103 - ADVANCED DOCUMENT PROCESSING                          Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5                   Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Prerequisites: BUS 102, ENG 111                                 Introduces the elements of legal terminology. Emphasis is
Continues the development of keyboarding speed and              placed on building familiarity with legal words that apply
accuracy with mastery of complex document production.           to the court system, contracts, family law, real estate,
Students attain a minimum typing speed of 50 words per          litigation, wills/probate, bankruptcy, and general legal
minute with a maximum of 5 errors on a 5 minute timed           terms.
keyboarding test. Topics include: building speed and             BUS 161 – Desktop Publishing I
accuracy, integrated projects/applications, decision making,    Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 5
language arts, and proofreading. Laboratory practice            Prerequisites: BUS 101, BUS 104
parallels class instruction.                                    Emphasizes intensive use of desktop publishing software to
BUS 105 - DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS                                 create publications such as letterheads, resumes, flyers,
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3                   brochures, reports, newsletters, and business cards. Topics
Prerequisites: Program admission, SCT 100                       include: desktop publishing concepts, operation of DTP
Emphasizes use of database management software packages         software, electronics page layout, basic graphic design, and
to access, manipulate, and create file data. Topics include:    practical applications.
data entry, data access, data manipulation, database
creation, and file documentation.                               BUS 201 - ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
                                                                Prerequisites: BUS 108, ENG 111
BUS 106 - OFFICE PROCEDURES                                     Provides instruction in advanced word processing. Topics
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   include: advanced word processing concepts and
Prerequisite: Program admission                                 applications, and proofreading.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: BUS 101
Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office.   BUS 202 - SPREADSHEET FUNDAMENTALS
Topics include: office protocol, time management,               Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
telecommunications and telephone techniques, office             Prerequisites: Program admission, MAT 111, SCT 100
equipment, office mail, references, records management,         Provides instruction in spreadsheet applications. Students
and travel and meeting arrangements.                            become proficient in creating and modifying spreadsheets
                                                                and in printing files. Topics include: spreadsheet
                                                                fundamentals, data entry/modification, computation using
BUS 107 - MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION                                 functions/formulas, charts and graphs, and printing.
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BUS 102, ENG 111, SCT 100                        BUS 203 – OFFICE MANAGEMENT
Emphasizes transcribing mailable documents from                 Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
dictation using a word processor software. Topics include:      Prerequisite: PSY 191, BUS 106
equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area         Provides students with an overview of management
management, transcription techniques, productivity and          concepts, styles, and skills. Topics include: management
accuracy, proofreading, and language arts skills.               styles, leadership traits, ergonomics/workflow,
                                                                communication channels, business ethics, supervisory
                                                                techniques, and job performance evaluation techniques.
BUS 108 - WORD PROCESSING
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites: SCT 100 and/or BUS 101                           BUS 204 - HALF-TIME BUSINESS OFFICE
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SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP                                          terms, and the use of these terms as they relate to anatomy,
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-18 Credit Hours: 6                 treatment, surgery, and drugs. Topics include: word
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required            analysis, word elements, spelling, pronunciation, and
coursework                                                     semantics.
Provides student work experience in a professional
environment. Topics include: application of classroom          BUS 212 - ANATOMY AND TERMINOLOGY
knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and          Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
listening/following directions. Students will be under the     Prerequisite: BUS 211
supervision of the Business and Office Technology              Introduces the structure and function of the human body
program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate        including medical terminology. Topics include: body
work experience arrangements.                                  structures, body functions, and medical terminology.
BUS 205 - HALF-TIME MEDICAL OFFICE                             BUS 213 - MEDICAL DOCUMENT
SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP                                          PROCESSING/TRANSCRIPTION
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-18 Credit Hours: 6                 Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required            Prerequisites: BUS 102, BUS 211, ENG 111
coursework                                                     Provides experience in medical machine transcription
Provides student work experience in a medical office           working with the most frequently used medical reports.
environment. Topics include: application of classroom          Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and
knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and          usage, work area management, spelling, definitions,
listening/following directions. Students will be under the     punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy,
supervision of the Business and Office Technology              resource utilization, and pronunciation.
program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate
work experience arrangements.                                  BUS 215 - MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST
                                                               INTERNSHIP
BUS 206 - HALF-TIME LEGAL OFFICE SPECIALIST                    Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-36 Credit Hours: 12
INTERNSHIP                                                     Prerequisite: Must be in last quarter; may take
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-18 Credit Hours: 6                 concurrently with last quarter coursework
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required            Provides student work experience in an off-campus medical
coursework                                                     environment. Topics include: application of classroom
Provides student work experience in a legal office             knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and
environment. Topics include: application of classroom          listening/following directions. Students will be under the
knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and          supervision of the Business and Office Technology
listening/following directions. Students will be under the     program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate
supervision of the Business and Office Technology              work experience arrangements.
program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate
work experience arrangements.                                  BUS 216 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
BUS 208 - OFFICE ACCOUNTING                                    Prerequisites: BUS 102, BUS 212
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                  Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical office.
Prerequisite: MAT 111                                          Topics include: medical law and ethics, patient
Introduces fundamental concepts of accounting. Topics          relations/human relations, medical records management,
include: accounting equation, debits, credits, journalizing,   scheduling appointments, pegboard accounting, health
posting and proving ledger, accounts receivable, accounts      insurance, and billing/collection
payable, and payroll. Both manual and computerized
concepts are taught.                                           BUS 217 - LEGAL PROCEDURES I
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
BUS 211 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY                                  Prerequisites: BUS 102, ENG 111, BUS 158
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                  Introduces office procedures practiced by the legal
Prerequisite: Program admission                                secretary. Topics include: legal terminology, preparation
Introduces the basic spelling and pronunciation of medical     of legal documents and correspondence, ethics, and legal
                                                               office procedures. Specific topics covered include legal
   98                                        Course Descriptions

office duties, the courts and court documents, litigation,      diseases, code book formats: guidelines and conventions;
criminals, wills, probate, real estate, corporations, family    coding techniques; formats of the ICD-9 and CPT
law, and non-court documents.                                   manuals; health insurance; billing and collections.
                                                                BUS 227 – LEGAL DOCUMENT
BUS 218 - LEGAL PROCEDURES II                                   PROCESSING/TRANSCRIPTION
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                   Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BUS 217, ENG 112                                 Prerequisite: BUS 102, BUS 108, BUS 217, ENG 112
A continuation of office procedures practiced by the legal      Provides experience in legal machine transcription working
secretary. Topics include: legal terminology, transcription,    with the most frequently used legal reports. Topics
preparation of legal documents and correspondence, client       include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage,
and financial records maintenance, ethics, and legal office     work station management, spelling, definitions,
procedures. Specific topics covered include legal office        punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy,
procedures, the courts and court documents, litigation,         resource utilization, and pronunciation.
criminals, family law, wills, probate, real estate,
corporations, and non-court documents.                          BUS 260 - ADVANCED SPREADSHEETS
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
BUS 219 - LEGAL OFFICE SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP                    Prerequisite: ACC 106 or BUS 202
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-36 Credit Hours: 12                 Provides a study of the advanced features of creating and
Prerequisite: Must be in last quarter; may take                 modifying spreadsheets. Topics include integration with
concurrently with last quarter coursework                       other applications, using templates, printing workbooks,
Provides student work experience in an off-campus legal         working with named ranges, working with toolbars, using
environment. Topics include: application of classroom           macros, auditing a worksheet, formatting data, using
knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and           analysis tools, and collaborating with workgroups.
listening/following directions. Students will be under the
supervision of the Business and Office Technology               CHD 101 – INTRODUCTION TO CHILD
program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate         DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED CARE
work experience arrangements.                                   Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 4
                                                                Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
BUS 224 - BUSINESS OFFICE SPECIALIST                            Introduces concepts relating the responsibilities and
INTERNSHIP                                                      procedures involved in a variety of early childhood care
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-36 Credit Hours: 12                 situations. Topics include: historical perspectives;
Prerequisite: Must be in last quarter; may take                 regulations, policies, and procedures; career opportunities;
concurrently with last quarter coursework                       day care facilities operating routines; maintenance of
Provides student work experience in an off-campus               classroom climate; guidance; types of planning; schedules;
business office. Topics include: application of classroom       and transitional activities.
knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and
listening/following directions. Students will be under the      CHD 103 – HUMAN GROWTH AND
supervision of the Business and Office Technology               DEVELOPMENT I
program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate         Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
work experience arrangements.                                   Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
                                                                Introduces the student to the physical, social emotional
BUS 226 – MEDICAL OFFICE                                        and intellectual development of the young child (0 to 5
BILLING/CODING/INSURANCE                                        years of age). Provides for competency development in
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   observing, recording, and interpreting growth and
Prerequisite: BUS 101, BUS 211, BUS 212, ENG 111                development stages in the young child. Topics include:
Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and           developmental characteristics, guidance techniques, and
applications of international coding standards for billing of   developmentally appropriate practice.
health care services. Provides the knowledge and skills to
apply coding of procedures for billing purposes. Provides       CHD 105 – FIRST AID, HEALTH, AND SAFETY
an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health       Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 4
insurance. Topics include: International classification of      Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
                                           Course Descriptions                                                    99



Introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for        Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning         Prerequisite: CIS 105, programming language preferred
environment. Topics include; CPR and first aid,               Provides a review and application of systems life cycle
children’s health problems, fire safety, environmental        development methodologies implemented by project teams.
health and safety, and child abuse and neglect.               Topics include: role of systems analysis and design,
                                                              preliminary investigation, systems analysis phase, systems
CHD 112 – CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT I                            design phase, systems development phase, implementation
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                 and evaluation, and post-implementation systems
Prerequisites/Corequisites: CHD 101, CHD 103                  operation.
Develops knowledge and skills that will enable the student
to establish a learning environment appropriate for young     CIS 122 - MICROCOMPUTER INSTALLATION AND
children Topics include: instructional media, learning        MAINTENANCE
environments, development of curriculum materials, and        Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
community resources.                                          Prerequisites: SCT 100 and CIS 103; or CIS 261
                                                              Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing
CIS 103 - OPERATING SYSTEMS CONCEPTS                          and maintaining microcomputers. Topics include:
3-5-5                                                         identifying components and their functions, safety,
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 5                 installation procedures, troubleshooting techniques, and
Prerequisite/Corequisite: SCT 100                             preventive maintenance.
Provides an overview of operating systems functions and
commands that are necessary in a computer working             CIS 124 - MICROCOMPUTER DATABASE
environment. Topics include: multiprogramming, single
                                                              PROGRAMMING
and multi-user systems, resource management, command
languages, and operating system utilities, file system        Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
utilization and multiple operating systems.                   Prerequisites/Corequisites: CIS 105, CIS 128
                                                              Provides a study of database programming using
CIS 105 - PROGRAM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT                      microcomputer database management systems (DBMS)
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                 software packages. Topics include: development of
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills                              systems, structured programming techniques, data editing,
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CIS 106                             and output design.
Provides an emphasis on business problem identification
                                                              CIS 127 -WORD PROCESSING AND DESKTOP
and solution through systems of computer programs using
such tools as structure charts, flowcharts, and pseudocode.   PUBLISHING TECHNIQUES
Topics include: problem solving process, fundamentals of      Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
structured programming, program development building          Prerequisite: SCT 100
blocks, fundamentals of file and report structure, and        Provides a study of word processing and desktop
business application structure.                               publishing. Topics include: word processing
                                                              fundamentals, desktop publishing fundamentals, advanced
CIS 106 - COMPUTER CONCEPTS                                   word processing concepts, development of macros, and
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                 presentation graphics fundamentals.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: SCT 100
Provides an overview of computers and information             CIS 128 - SPREADSHEET AND DATABASE
processing. Topics include: computer history and              TECHNIQUES
terminology, data representation, data storage concepts,      Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
fundamentals of information processing, fundamentals of       Prerequisite: SCT 100
hardware operation, fundamentals of communications and        Provides a study of spreadsheets and databases. Topics
networking, structured programming concepts, program          include: spreadsheet fundamentals, advanced spreadsheet
development methodology, system development                   concepts, development of macros, database management
methodology, and computer number systems.                     fundamentals, and advanced database management
                                                              concepts.
CIS 112 - SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
  100                                      Course Descriptions

                                                               troubleshooting. Topics include: NetWare analysis
CIS 141 - CLIENT/SERVER DATABASE                               methodology, troubleshooting the network, file server
MANAGEMENT                                                     troubleshooting and analysis, troubleshooting the DOS
                                                               workstation, troubleshooting network printing, protocol
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
                                                               analysis, cable troubleshooting, network optimization and
Prerequisites/Corequisites: CIS 143 or CIS 146; CIS 144
                                                               disaster recovery, and research tools.
or CIS 147
Provides a study of networked database management
                                                               CIS 146 - MICROSOFT NT ADMINISTRATION
systems. Topics include: client-server architecture,
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
relational model, SQL syntax, data modeling, database
                                                               Prerequisite: CIS 140
creation, data retrieval and data manipulation, installation
                                                               Provides a study of Microsoft NT administration. Topics
and administration tools, storage management, user
                                                               include: NT file system, NT integrity and security, NT
accounts management, remote servers management, and
                                                               system and user account automation, NT domains, NT
DBMS optimization.
                                                               trust relationships, NT directory replication, NT systems
                                                               optimization, NT clients, NT printing, NT
CIS 142 - MULTIPLE NETWORKS AND WANS                           communications, and network software installation.
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites/Corequisites: CIS 140, CIS 258                   CIS 147 - MICROSOFT NT INSTALLATION AND
Provides a study of heterogeneous networks with an             CONFIGURATION
emphasis on Wide Area Network components and the               Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
linking of networks with disparate operating system            Prerequisite: CIS 146
software and/or disparate hardware. Topics include:            Provides a study of planning, designing, and implementing
networks, protocols, multiple protocol networks, bridges,      a Microsoft NT network. Topics include: network design,
routers, and integration of disparate networks.                network planning, network implementation, installation of
                                                               cabling and components, hardware installation, server and
CIS 143 - NETWARE ADMINISTRATION                               client NOS installation, and installation of application
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  software.
Prerequisite: CIS 140
Provides a study of NOVELL NetWare Administration.             CIS 148 - MICROSOFT NT DIAGNOSTICS AND
Topics include: NetWare file system, NetWare integrity         TROUBLESHOOTING
and security, NetWare system and user account                  Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
automation, NetWare file server, NetWare workstation,          Prerequisites/Corequisites: CIS 146, CIS 147
NetWare printing, NetWare communications, and network          Provides a study in Microsoft NT network diagnostics and
software installation.                                         troubleshooting. Topics include: analysis methodology,
                                                               troubleshooting the network, NT server troubleshooting
CIS 144 - NETWARE INSTALLATION AND                             and analysis, workstation troubleshooting, troubleshooting
CONFIGURATION                                                  network printing, protocol analysis, cable troubleshooting,
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  network optimization and disaster recovery, and research
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CIS 143                              tools.
Provides a study of planning, designing, and implementing
a NOVELL NetWare network. Topics include: network              CIS 149 – ADVANCED C++ PROGRAMMING
design, network planning, network implementation,              Weekly Hours: Class-4 D. Labs-6 Credit-7
installation of cabling and components, hardware               Prerequisite: CIS 256
installation, server and client NOS installation, and          Introduces object oriented programming. Common
installation of application software.                          elements of Windows applications will be discussed and
                                                               created using a C++ integrated development environment.
CIS 145 - NETWARE DIAGNOSTICS AND                              Topics include: object oriented programming, Windows
TROUBLESHOOTING                                                applications, user interface design, capturing and validating
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  input, event-driven programming design, conditional
Prerequisites/Corequisites: CIS 143, CIS 144                   processing, and incorporating graphics.
Provides a study in NetWare network diagnostics and
                                                               CIS 155 – WORKING WITH MICROSOFT
                                           Course Descriptions                                                       101



WINDOWS SOFTWARE                                              CIS 222 – ADVANCED MICROSOFT EXCEL
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: None                                            Prerequisite: CIS 128
Provides the interface concepts of Microsoft Windows®         Provide the fundamental, intermediate and advanced
software and the opportunity to develop software              Microsoft Excel competencies to provide user with the
application skill in a wide range of business situations.     skills necessary to obtain the expert user certification.
Topics include: getting started with Microsoft Windows®,      Topics include spreadsheet creation, financial statements,
managing programs and files with Microsoft Windows®,          forecast, amortization schedules, workgroup editing and
using Microsoft Windows® "write" and "paintbrush"             advanced features such as macros, using charts, importing
features, data transfer with Microsoft Windows®, printing     and exporting data, HTML creation, formulas, Web
with Microsoft Windows®, and customizing with                 queries, built-in function, templates, and trends and
Microsoft Windows®.                                           relationships.

CIS 157 – INTRO TO VISUAL BASIC                               CIS 223 - ADVANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS
PROGRAMMING
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5
Weekly Hours: Class-4 D. Labs-6 Credit-7
                                                              Prerequisite: CIS 128
Prerequisite: Program admission
                                                              Provide the fundamental, intermediate and advanced
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CIS 105
                                                              Microsoft Access competencies to provide user with the
Introduces Microsoft Windows event-driven programming.
                                                              skills necessary to obtain the expert user certification.
Along with this new method of programming, common
                                                              Topics include creating and modifying a database, locating
elements of Windows applications will be discussed.
                                                              information, macro and module creation and advanced
These elements will be created and manipulated using
                                                              features such as advanced queries, forms, advanced reports,
Microsoft's Visual BASIC development environment.
                                                              sub-form creating, HTML creation, data integrity, and
Topics include: Windows applications, user interface
                                                              integration with other applications.
design, capturing and validating input, event-driven
programming design, conditional processing, file
processing, and incorporating graphics.                       CIS 224 – ADVANCED POWERPOINT
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5
CIS 214 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT                                 Prerequisite:
Weekly Hours: Class-4 Labs-4 Credit Hours 6                   Provides the fundamental, intermediate, and advanced
Prerequisite: Advanced language course that requires          Microsoft PowerPoint competencies to provide the user
random file accessing techniques                              with the skills necessary to obtain expert user certification.
Provides an overview of the skills and knowledge of           Topics include presentation creation, presentation views,
database application systems which are used in business,      slide shows, templates, animations, HTML creation,
government, and industry. Topics include: models,             navigation, and presentation transition.
structures, physical database, logical database, and
accessing techniques.                                         CIS 252 – INTRO TO JAVA PROGRAMMING
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-4 D. Labs-6 Credit-7
                                                              Prerequisite: CIS 106, CIS 105
CIS 221 – ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD                             Course designed to teach the basic concepts and methods
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5                 of objected-oriented design and Java programming. Use
Prerequisite: CIS 127                                         practical problems to illustrate Java application building
Provide the fundamental, intermediate and advanced            techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of
instruction in Microsoft Word competencies to provide         Java vocabulary. Create an understanding of where Java fits
user with the skills necessary to obtain the expert user      in the application development landscape. Create an
certification. Topics include all skill areas as defined my   understanding of the Java Development Kit and how to
Microsoft and additional information in workgroup             develop, debug, and run Java applications using the JDK
editing and advanced features such as macros, mailmerge,      and Notepad as an editor. Continue to develop student’s
HTML creation, and tables.                                    programming logic skills. Topics include: JAVA Language
                                                              History, JAVA Variable Definitions, JAVA Control
                                                              Structures, JAVA Methods, JAVA Classes, JAVA Objects,
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and JAVA Graphics.                                            mastered in Programming with C. Topics include
                                                              functions, objects, classes, inheritance, overloading,
CIS 255 - INTRODUCTION TO "C" PROGRAMMING                     polymorphism, streams, and containers.
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite: Program admission                               CIS 1140 - NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CIS 105                             Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
Provides opportunity to gain a working knowledge of "C"       Prerequisite: SCT 100 and CIS 106 or advisor approval
programming. Includes creating, editing, executing, and       Introduces networking technologies and prepares students
debugging "C" programs of moderate difficulty. Topics         to take the CompTIA’s broad-based, vendor independent
include: basic AC@ concepts, simple I/O and expressions,      networking certification exam, Network +. Covers a wide
I/O and control statements, and managing data and             range of material about networking, from careers in
developing programs.                                          networking to local area networks, wide area networks,
                                                              protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security.
CIS 256 - ADVANCED "C" PROGRAMMING                            Focuses on operating network management systems, and
                                                              implementing the installation of networks. It reviews
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
                                                              cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the
Prerequisite: CIS 255
                                                              LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and
Covers theory and practice in developing advanced skills in
                                                              troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network
"C" programming. Topics include: pointers, function,
                                                              maintenance and troubleshooting.
arrays; file input/output; BIOS and system service level
operations; and program design and development.
                                                              CIS 2128 – INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
CIS 276 – ADVANCED ROUTERS AND SWITCHES
                                                              Prerequisite: SCT 100, CIS 105, CIS 106, Programming
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 Language
Prerequisite: CIS 142, CIS 258                                This course provides an introduction to the ORACLE
Introduces LAN design, LAN switching and switch               database management system platform and to Structured
segmentation, advanced routing, and multiple protocols.       Query Language (SQL) and ORACLE PL/SQL.
Topics include: a review of semesters I and II, local area
network (LAN) switching, virtual local area networks          CIS 2129 – DATABASE ADMINISTRATION
(VLANS), local area network (LAN) design, interior
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
gateway routing protocols (IGRP), access control lists, and
                                                              Prerequisite: CIS 2128
Novell IPX.
                                                              This course enables the database student to work with
                                                              ORACLE architectural components.
CIS 277 – WAN DESIGN
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 CIS 2130 – BACKUP AND RECOVERY
Prerequisite: CIS 142, CIS 258, CIS 276
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
Emphasizes WAN design utilizing point-to-point protocol
                                                              Prerequisite: CIS 2129
(PPP), integrated services digital network (ISDN), and
                                                              This course enables the database student to develop the
frame relay. Topics include: a review of semesters I II and
                                                              skills necessary to support the backup and recovery needs
III, wide area network, wide area network design, point-to-
                                                              of ORACLE installations.
point protocol, integrated services digital network (ISDN),
and frame relay.
                                                              CIS 2131 – DATABASE PERFORMANCE TURNING
CIS 282 – INTRODUCTION TO C++ PROGRAMMING                     Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                 Prerequisite: CIS 2130
Prerequisite: CIS 256                                         This course enables the participant to be able to fine tune
Develops skills for the programmer to write programs using    ORACLE databases.
the language of C++. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the
added feature of C++, which will be added to the skills       CIS 2132 – NETWORK ADMINISTRATION
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
                                                              Prerequisite: CIS 2131
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Participants in this course will be able to understand and    graphic elements, and client-side image maps. Students
implement solutions to ORACLE networking issues using         will design inter-linking pages that incorporate, in practical
the network administration capabilities of ORACLE.            applications, a wide range of HTML tags and attributes.

CIS 2149 – IMPLEMENTING MICROSOFT                             CIS 2228 - ADVANCED SPREADSHEET
WINDOWS PROFESSIONAL                                          TECHNIQUES
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite: CIS XXXX, an operating system course and        Prerequisite: SCT 100
CIS 1140 or Advisor Approval                                  Provides a study of spreadsheets. Topics include: advanced
Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and         spreadsheet concepts, development of macros, data
troubleshoot Windows Professional as a desktop operating      integration concepts, and troubleshooting spreadsheets.
system in any network environment.
                                                              CIS 2229 - ADVANCED DATABASE TECHNIQUES
CIS 2150 – IMPLEMENTING MICROSOFT                             Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
WINDOWS SERVER                                                Prerequisite: SCT 100
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 Provides a study of databases. Topics include: advanced
Prerequisite: CIS 2149                                        database concepts, data integration concepts, development
Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and         of user interfaces, troubleshooting databases, development
troubleshoot Windows 2000 Server as a member server of        of macros, and relational database concepts.
a domain in an Active Directory.
                                                              CIS 2321 - INTRODUCTION TO LAN AND WAN
CIS 2153– IMPLEMENTING MICROSOFT                              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
WINDOWS NETWORKING INFRASTRUCTURE                             Prerequisite: SCT 100
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 Provides students with classroom and laboratory
Prerequisite: CIS 2150 or CIS 2152                            experience in current and emerging network technology.
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for     Topics include safety, networking, network terminology
new-to-product support professionals who will be              and protocols, network standards, local-area networks
responsible for installing, configuring, managing, and        (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System
supporting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft   Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools,
Windows server family of products.                            routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol
                                                              (IP) addressing, and network standards. Particular
CIS 2154 – IMPLEMENTING MICROSOFT                             emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and
WINDOWS NETWORKING DIRECTORY SERVICES                         problem-solving techniques in applying science,
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 mathematics, communication, and social-studies concepts
Prerequisite: CIS 2153                                        to solve networking problems. In addition, instruction and
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to      training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and
install, configure, and administer the Microsoft Windows      use of networking software, tools, and equipment and all
Active Directory™ service. The course also focuses on         local, state, and federal safety, building and environmental
implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group         codes and regulations.
Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and
computers.                                                    CIS 2322 – INTRODUCTION TO WANS AND
CIS 2201 – HTML FUNDAMENTALS                                  ROUTING
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                 Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite:                                                 Prerequisite: CIS 2321
HTML Fundamentals is designed to teach basic through          This course provides instruction on performing basic
intermediate concepts in Hypertext Markup Language            router configuration and troubleshooting.
(HTML) authoring, including forms, complex table design,
graphic elements, and client-side image maps. Students        CIS 2421 – INTERMEDIATE JAVA PROGRAMMING
will design inter-linking pages that incorporate, design,
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Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  Topics include: how to maintain Sun systems, configure
Prerequisite: CIS 105, CIS 2201                                and troubleshoot the Network File System (NFS), and
Java is the number one programming language on the             configure the Network Information Service (NIS)
Web. This course teaches the Java programming language         environment of Solaris[tm] 8 Operating Environment for
and techniques for producing Java applets that run on web      System Administrators Prepares students for the
pages, and introduces stand alone Java programs that run       Administrator II level certification.
on most platforms. Object-oriented concepts, analysis,
design, troubleshooting, and security are explored. This       CIS 2554 – INTRODUCTION TO LINUX/UNIX
course uses Sun’s Java development kit (JDK)                   Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
                                                               Prerequisite: CIS 106 and SCT 100
CIS 2431 – ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING                           This course introduces the Linux/UNIX operating system
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  skills necessary to perform entry-level user functions.
Prerequisite: CIS 2421                                         Topics include: History of Linux/UNIX, login and logout,
Advanced Java progress into advanced JAVA programming          the user environment, user password change, the file
techniques and program development. Server side                system, hierarchy tree, editors, file system commands as
programming and client side programs are integrated.           they relate to navigating the file system tree, Linux/UNIX
Students also learn debugging techniques and security.         manual help pages, using the Linux/UNIX graphical
                                                               desktop, and command options. In addition, the student
CIS 2550 – FUNDAMENTALS OF SOLARIS                             must be able to perform directory and file displaying,
                                                               creation, deletion, redirection, copying, moving, linking
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR SYSTEM
                                                               files, wildcards, determining present working directory and
ADMINISTRATORS                                                 changing directory locations.
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                  CIS 2555 – LINUX/UNIX ADMINISTRATION
Prerequisite: CIS 1140
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
Provides a study of the fundamentals of Solaris™ 8
                                                               Prerequisite: CIS 106, SCT 100, and CIS 2554
Operating Environment for System Administrators.
                                                               Covers Linux/UNIX operating system administration skills
Covers how to use UNIX® operating system commands
                                                               necessary to perform administrative functions. Topics
and basic Solaris Operating Environment commands.
                                                               include: Installing Linux/UNIX, configuring and building
Topics include: fundamental command-line features of the
                                                               a custom kernel, adding and removing software packages,
Solaris Operating Environment including file system
                                                               managing run levels, managing users and groups,
navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command
                                                               implementing security permissions, introduction to shell
shells, and basic network use.
                                                               programming, managing and fixing the file system,
                                                               managing memory and swap space, managing and
CIS 2551 – SOLARIS OPERATING ENVIRONMENT                       scheduling jobs, managing system logs, understanding the
FOR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS I                                    boot process, system configuration files, file backup and
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                  restore, file compression, fault tolerance, and printing.
Prerequisite: CIS 2550
Provides a study of the Solaris[tm] 8 Operating                CIS 2556 – LINUX/UNIX ADVANCED
Environment essential tasks of standalone installation, file   ADMINISTRATION
system management, backup procedures, process control,
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
user administration, and device management. Prepares
                                                               Prerequisite: CIS 106, SCT 100, CIS 2555
student for System Administration Level I certification.
                                                               Covers Linux/UNIX operating system advanced
                                                               administration skills necessary to perform advanced
CIS 2552 – SOLARIS OPERATING ENVIRONMENT                       administrative functions. Topics include: understanding
FOR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS II                                   Linux/UNIX networking, managing network printing,
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                  configuring and troubleshooting TCP/IP on Linux/UNIX,
Prerequisite: CIS 2551                                         configuring DHCP, DNS, a Web server, an FTP server, an
Provides a study of the skills necessary to administer Sun     E-mail server, and understanding NIS (yp) and NFS. Also,
systems running Solaris 8 in a network environment.            includes the following: understanding advanced security
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issues such as firewalls and NAT, using network                chemistry fundamentals; safety; Hazardous Duty Standards
commands, use of graphical system such as X Windows,           Act compliance; and anatomy and physiology
sharing files and printers, and advanced shell
programming.                                                   COS 101 - INTRODUCTION TO PERMANENT
                                                               WAVING AND RELAXING
CIS 2557 – LINUX/UNIX SHELL SCRIPT                             Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 2
PROGRAMMING                                                    Prerequisites/Corequisites: Program admission
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                  Introduces the chemistry and chemical reactions of
Prerequisite: CIS 2556                                         permanent wave solutions and relaxers. Topics include:
Course covers Linux/UNIX shell programming techniques          permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxer techniques,
necessary for Linux/UNIX System Administrators to              chemistry, physical and chemical change, safety procedures,
understand and create shell script programs in a               and permanent wave and chemical relaxer application
Linux/UNIX environment Topics include: Shell variables,        procedures on mannequins.
running shell script program, conditional processing,
looping structures, arithmetic operators, logical operators    COS 103 - INTRODUCTION TO SKIN, SCALP, AND
such as AND, OR, and NOT, positional parameters and            HAIR
process variables, redirection, piping and standard error,
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Lab-1 Credit Hours: 2
use of backslash, quotes and back quotes.
                                                               Prerequisite/Corequisite: COS 100
                                                               Introduces the theory, procedures, and products used in
CIS 2570 – ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC                               the care and treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair. Topics
PROGRAMMING                                                    include: basic corrective hair and scalp treatments, plain
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  facial, products and supplies, diseases and disorders, and
Prerequisite: CIS 105, CIS 157, CIS 2201                       safety precautions.
Advanced Visual BASIC teaches developers random file
access, database programming techniques, and                   COS 105 - INTRODUCTION TO SHAMPOOING
programming form the Web in client-server environment.         AND STYLING
Emphasis is placed on Active-X Data Objects (ADO),
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 4
incorporating SQL into programs, Open Database
                                                               Prerequisite/Corequisite: COS 100
Connectivity (ODBC), Remote Data Objects (RDO),
                                                               Introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to
creating Web based database applications, and security
                                                               shampoo and create shapings, pincurls, fingerwaves, roller
considerations.
                                                               placement, and combouts. Laboratory training includes
                                                               styling training to total 20 hours on manikin and 25 hours
CNA 100 - PATIENT CARE FUNDAMENTALS                            on live models without compensation. Topics include:
Weekly Hours: Class –5, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 8                 braiding/intertwining hair, shampoo chemistry, shampoo
Prerequisite: None                                             procedures, styling principles, pincurls, roller placement,
Introduction to Certified Nurse Assistant Fundamentals;        fingerwaves, combout techniques, skipwaves, ridgecurls,
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology; Cardio-Pulmonary          and safety precautions.
Resuscitation and Nutrition and Diet Therapy will be
presented.                                                     COS 106 - INTRODUCTION TO HAIRCUTTING
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
COS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO COSMETOLOGY                          Prerequisite/Corequisite: COS 100
THEORY                                                         Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Lab-0 Credit Hours: 5                   haircutting techniques. Safe use of haircutting implements
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            will be stressed. Topics include: haircutting terminology,
Introduces the fundamental theory and practices of the         safety, decontamination, and precautions, cutting
cosmetology profession. Emphasis will be placed on             implements, haircutting techniques, and client
professional practices and safety. Topics include: state and   consultation, head/hair/body analysis.
local laws, rules, and regulations; professional image;
bacteriology; decontamination and infection control;
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COS 108 - PERMANENT WAVING AND RELAXING                       Provides manicuring and pedicuring experience on live
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 3                 models. Topics include: implements, products and
Prerequisite: COS 101                                         supplies, hand and foot anatomy, diseases and disorders,
Provides instruction in the application of permanent waves    manicure techniques, pedicure techniques, nail product
and relaxers. Precautions and special problems involved in    chemistry, safety precautions, and advanced nail techniques
applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized.     (wraps/tips/acrylics).
Application of perms and relaxers on live models is
included. Topics include: timed permanent wave, timed         COS 113 - PRACTICUM I
relaxer application, safety precautions, and Hazardous Duty   Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-12 Credit Hours: 4
Standards Act compliance.                                     Prerequisites/Corequisites: COS 108, COS 109, COS
                                                              110, COS 111and COS 112
COS 109 - HAIR COLOR                                          Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6                 development of skill levels required to be a competent
Prerequisite: COS 100, COS 101, COS 103, COS 105,             cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases
COS 106, COS 108                                              of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of
Presents the application of temporary, semi-permanent,        Cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the hours
deposit only, and permanent hair coloring and                 required for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving
decolorization products. Topics include: basic color          and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair
concepts, classifications of color, safety precautions,       treatments; haircutting; styling; dispensary; manicure/
consultation, communication and record and release            pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety
forms, product knowledge, special problems in hair color      precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty
and corrective coloring, and Special Effects.                 Standards Act compliance.

COS 110 - SKIN, SCALP, AND HAIR                               COS 114 - PRACTICUM II
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 3                 Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite: COS 100, COS 101, COS 103, COS 105,             Prerequisite/Corequisite: COS 113
COS 106, COS 108, COS 109                                     Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the
Provides instruction on and application of techniques and     development of skill levels required to be a competent
theory in the treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair.         cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases
Emphasis will be placed on work with live models. Topics      of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of
include: implements, products and supplies, corrective        Cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the hours
hair and scalp treatments, facial procedures and              required for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving
manipulations, safety precautions, cosmetic                   and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair
chemistry/products and supplies, and treatment theory:        treatments; haircutting; styling; dispensary;
electrotherapy, electricity and light therapy.                manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception;
                                                              safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty
COS 111 - STYLING                                             Standards Act compliance; advanced styling and shaping;
                                                              industry concepts; and surviving in the salon (transition
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
                                                              from class to employment).
Prerequisite: COS 100, COS 101, COS 103, COS 105,
COS 106, COS 108, COS 109, COS 110
Continues the theory and application of hairstyling and       COS 115 - PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP I
introduces thermal techniques. Topics include: blow dry       Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-12 Credit Hours: 4
styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving,   Prerequisites: COS 113, COS 114
advanced cutting and styling, safety precautions, and         Provides experience necessary for professional development
artificial hair and augmentation.                             and completion of requirements for state licensure.
                                                              Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional
COS 112 - MANICURING AND PEDICURING                           conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of
                                                              applications for completion of state board service credit
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 3
                                                              requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory
Prerequisite: COS 100
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setting or in a combination of a laboratory setting and an   maneuvers required to drive safely in a controlled
approved internship facility. The maximum number of          environment. In addition, students acquire basic coupling
internship hours for this course is 50 clock hours. Topics   and uncoupling skills.
include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and
bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair treatment; haircutting;     CTD 103 - ADVANCED OPERATION
styling; dispensary; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail         Weekly Hours: Class-12, Labs-145 Credit Hours: 5
techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination;   Corequisite: CTD 102
and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.                 Advanced Operations focuses on developing driving skills
                                                             under actual road conditions. The classroom part of the
COS 116 - PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP II                            course stresses following safe operating practices. On the
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-12 Credit Hours: 5               road, safe operating practices are integrated into the
Prerequisite/Corequisite: COS 115                            development of driving skills. Students drive a total of 750
Provides experience necessary for professional development   documented, over-the-road miles. Note: State law requires
and completion of requirements for state licensure.          that, whenever a vehicle is operated on public roads, an
Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional       instructor must be present in the truck when a student is
conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this    driving.
course may be met in a laboratory setting or in a
combination of a laboratory setting and an approved          DDF 101 - INTRODUCTION TO DRAFTING
internship facility. Topics include: permanent waving and
                                                             Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair
                                                             Prerequisite: Provisional admission
treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling;
                                                             Emphasizes the development of fundamental drafting
manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception;
                                                             techniques. Topics include: safety practices, terminology,
safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty
                                                             care and use of drafting equipment, lettering, line
Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation.
                                                             relationships, and geometric construction.
COS 117 - SALON/SHOP MANAGEMENT
                                                             DDF 102 - SIZE AND SHAPE DESCRIPTION I
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
                                                             Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: COS 100 and Program admission
                                                             Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDF 101
Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a
                                                             Provides multiview and dimensioning techniques necessary
privately owned cosmetology salon. Topics include:
                                                             to develop views that completely describe machine parts for
planning a salon, business management, retailing, public
                                                             manufacture. Topics include: multiview drawing, basic
relations, sales skills, career development, and client
                                                             dimensioning practices, tolerances and fits, sketching, and
retention.
                                                             precision measurement.
CTD 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMERCIAL
                                                             DDF 103 - SIZE AND SHAPE DESCRIPTION II
TRUCK DRIVING
                                                             Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5
Weekly Hours: Class-50, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5               Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDF 102
Prerequisites: None                                          Continues dimensioning skill development and introduces
Fundamentals of Commercial Truck Driving introduces          sectional views. Topics include: advanced dimensioning
students to the trucking industry, federal and state         practices and section views.
regulations, records and forms, industrial relations, and
other non-driving activities. This course provides an
                                                             DDF 105 - AUXILIARY VIEWS
emphasis on safety that will continue throughout the
program.                                                     Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
                                                             Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDF 103
                                                             Introduces techniques necessary for auxiliary view
CTD 102 - BASIC OPERATION
                                                             drawings. Topics include: primary auxiliary views and
Weekly Hours: Class-34, Labs-59 Credit Hours: 5              secondary auxiliary views.
Corequisite: CTD 101
This course focuses on familiarizing students with truck
                                                             DDF 106 - FASTENERS
instruments and controls and on performing basic
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Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDF 105                              DDS 201 - STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
Provides knowledge and skills necessary to draw and            Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
specify fasteners. Topics include: utilization of technical    Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 104
reference sources, types of threads, representation of         Provides a non-calculus based overview of the behavior of
threads, specifying threads, fasteners, and welding symbols.   materials when subjected to different loadings and
                                                               restraints and the prediction of materials behavior in
DDF 107 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD                                  different situations. Topics include: concepts of stress,
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                  concepts of strain, tension, moments of inertia, and beam
Prerequisites/Corequisites: DDF 102, SCT 100                   bending.
Introduces basic concepts, terminology, and techniques
necessary for CAD applications. Topics include:                DDS 202 - ADVANCED CAD
terminology, CAD commands, basic entities, and basic           Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
CAD applications.                                              Prerequisites: DDF 107, MAT 104
                                                               Continues developing CAD utilization skills in discipline
DDF 108 - INTERSECTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT                        specific applications. Topics include: DOS usage,
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5                  advanced CAD commands, CAD applications, macro
Prerequisites/Corequisites: DDF 103, MAT 104                   utilization, and application utilization.
Introduces the graphic description of objects represented
by the intersection of geometric components. Topics            DDS 203 - SURVEYING I
include: surface development, establishment of true            Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
length, and intersection of surfaces.                          Prerequisites: DDF 107, MAT 104
                                                               Introduces fundamental plane surveying concepts,
DDF 109 - ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS I                                  instruments, and techniques. Topics include: linear
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5                  measurements; instrument use; and angles, bearings, and
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDF 108                              directions.
Provides knowledge and skills necessary to make working
drawings. Topics include: detail drawings, orthographic        DDS 205 - RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL
assembly drawings, pictorial assembly drawings, and            DRAWING I
utilization of technical reference source.
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
                                                               Prerequisites: DDF 111, DDF 112, DDS 201, ENG 101,
DDF 111 - INTERMEDIATE CAD                                     MAT 104
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                  Introduces architectural drawing skills necessary to produce
Prerequisites: DDF 107, MAT 104                                a complete set of construction drawings given floor plan
Continues developing CAD utilization skills in discipline-     information. Topics include: footing, foundation, and
specific applications. Topics include: intermediate CAD        floor plans; interior and exterior elevations; sections and
commands, entity management, advanced line                     details; window, door, and finish schedules; site plans; and
construction, block construction and management,               specifications.
command reference customization, advanced entity
manipulation, and system variables.                            DDS 206 - MATERIALS, CODES, AND
                                                               SPECIFICATIONS
DDF 112 - 3-D DRAWING AND MODELING
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-8, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 9
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                  Prerequisites: DDF 110, ENG 101, MAT 104
Prerequisites: DDF 111                                         Introduces materials, codes, and specifications as they
Continues developing CAD utilization skills in discipline-     apply to architectural design. Topics include: specification
specific applications. Topics include: advanced CAD            formats, reference source utilization, building codes and
commands, CAD applications, macro utilization,                 industry standards, and material selection and
application utilization, 3-D modeling, rendering, advanced     specification.
application utilization, and pictorial drawings.
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DDS 207 - MECHANICAL SYSTEMS FOR                                practice and develops commercial architectural design
ARCHITECTURE                                                    skills. Plans are designed to meet applicable codes.
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3                   Topics include: structural steel detailing, reflected ceiling
Prerequisites/Corequisites: DDS 205, DDS 206, PHY 221           plans, rebar detailing, complete sets of commercial
Reinforces technical knowledge and skills required to           construction drawings, mechanical and electrical systems,
develop accurate mechanical and electrical plans. Topics        and site plans.
include: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
calculations and plans; electrical calculations and plans;      DDS 225 - PRINCIPLES OF METALLURGY
and plumbing calculations and plans.                            Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 4
                                                                Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 104
DDS 208 - RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL                             Introduces the fundamental physical properties of metals.
DRAWING II                                                      Topics include: materials properties and limitations,
                                                                materials processing techniques, treating materials, testing
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
                                                                materials, and microstructural characteristics.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDS 205
Continues in-depth architectural drawing practice and
develops architectural design skills. Plans are designed to     DDS 226 - MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
meet applicable codes. Topics include: footing,                 Weekly Hours: Class-4, Lab-1 Credit Hours: 4
foundation, and floor plans; interior and exterior              Prerequisites/Corequisites: ENG 101, MAT 104
elevations; sections and details; window, door, and finish      Introduces basic industrial manufacturing processes.
schedules; site plans; specifications; and mechanical and       Topics include: measuring processes, gauging and
electrical systems.                                             inspecting processes, cold working processes, hot working
                                                                processes, and finishing processes.
DDS 209 - STRUCTURAL STEEL DETAILING
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                   DDS 227 - JIG, FIXTURE, AND DIE DRAWING
Prerequisites: DDF 111, DDF 112                                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
Develops knowledge and skills required for structural steel     Prerequisites/Corequisites: DDF 111, DDF 112, DDS 225
detailing and connections design utilized for commercial        Introduces detailing of jigs, fixtures, and dies to meet
construction. Topics include: office practices; steel shapes;   industrial standards given required specifications. Topics
beam reaction; framed connections; seated connections;          include: multiview working drawing, tolerances, precision
and columns, base plates, and splices.                          measurement and dimensioning practices, quality control,
                                                                standard parts, and reference source utilization.
DDS 210 - COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL
DRAWING I                                                       DDS 228 - JIG, FIXTURE, AND DIE DESIGN
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                   Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites/Corequisites: DDS 208; DDS 209 or DDS             Prerequisites: DDS 225, DDS 227
241                                                             Emphasizes design of jigs, fixtures, and dies to meet
Introduces commercial drawing skills necessary to produce       industrial standards given a practical application problem.
construction drawings given floor plan information.             Topics include: custom jigs, fixtures, and dies; multiview
Topics include: structural steel detailing, reflected ceiling   working drawing; tolerances; precision measurement and
plans, rebar detailing, and commercial construction             dimensioning practices; quality control; standard parts;
drawings.                                                       and reference source utilization.

DDS 211 - COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL                              DDS 229 - GEARS AND CAMS
DRAWING II 2-8-6                                                Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
                                                                Prerequisites: DDS 201, DDS 226, MAT 104
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
                                                                Emphasizes calculation, specification development, and
Prerequisites/Corequisites: DDS 210 or DDS 242; PHY
                                                                drawing of gear and cam systems to produce desired
222
                                                                results. Topics include: reference source utilization,
Provides in-depth commercial architectural drawing
                                                                solution for two unknowns, standard gear applications,
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standard cam applications, and gear ratios.                    Prerequisite: Program admission
                                                               Corequisite: DEN 106
DDS 230 - MECHANISMS I                                         Provides students with theory and clinical experience in
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  the area of preventive and public health dentistry. Topics
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDS 229                              include: etiology of dental disease, patient education
Emphasizes familiarization with and utilization of common      techniques, plaque control techniques, types and use of
linkage types. Students apply linkage concepts to specific     fluoride, diet analysis for caries control, and dietary
problems. Topics include: direct linkages, multi-linkages,     considerations for the dental patient.
standardized gear boxes, and fundamental robotics
concepts.                                                      DEN 106 - ORAL ANATOMY
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
DDS 231 - MECHANISMS II                                        Prerequisite: Program admission
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                  Focuses on the development and functions of oral
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDS 230                              anatomy. Topics include: dental anatomy, oral histology,
Emphasizes in-depth utilization of a variety of linkage        and oral embryology.
types. Students apply linkage design skills to specified
problems. Topics include: advanced applications of direct      DEN 107 - ORAL PATHOLOGY AND
linkages, advanced applications of multi-linkages, advanced    THERAPEUTICS
applications of gear boxes, robotics concepts, and robotics    Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 4
applications.                                                  Prerequisite: DEN 106
                                                               Focuses on the diseases affecting the oral cavity and
DDS 232 - MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION                        pharmacology as it relates to dentistry. Topics include:
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                  identification and disease process, signs/symptoms of oral
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DDS 230                              diseases and systemic diseases with oral manifestations,
Provides opportunities for design utilization of multiple      developmental abnormalities of oral tissues, basic
power transmission methodology. Topics include: belts          principles of pharmacology, drugs prescribed by the dental
and pulleys, clutches and brakes, sprockets and chains, gear   profession, drugs that may contraindicate treatment, and
boxes, hydraulics, and pneumatics.                             applied pharmacology (regulations, dosage, and
                                                               application).
DEN 101 - BASIC HUMAN BIOLOGY
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3                  DEN 109 - DENTAL ASSISTING NATIONAL BOARD
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            EXAMINATION PREPARATION
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the          Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
human body with an emphasis on organ systems. Topics           Prerequisite/Corequisite: Successful completion of all
include: medical terminology as it relates to the normal       dental assisting didactic courses or two years of full-time
human body; and normal structure and function of the           work experience (3,500 hours) as a dental assistant, along
human body - cells and tissues, organs and systems, and        with recommendation from the dentist employer.
homeostatic mechanisms.                                        Reviews information concerning all didactic areas tested by
                                                               the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Topics
DEN 102 - HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY                                include: collecting and recording clinical data, dental
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                  radiography, chairside dental procedures, prevention of
Prerequisite: Program admission                                disease transmission, patient education and oral health
Focuses on normal head and neck anatomy. Topics                management, office management procedures, and test
include: osteology of the skull, muscles of mastication and    taking skills.
facial expression, temporal mandibular joint, blood
lymphatic and nerve supply of the head, and salivary           DEN 134 - DENTAL ASSISTING I
glands and related structures.                                 Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
                                                               Prerequisite: Program admission
DEN 103 - PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY                                 Prerequisites/Corequisites: AHS 104, DEN 106
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                  Introduces students to chairside assisting with diagnostic
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and operative procedures. Topics include: four-handed            office. Topics include: fundamentals of radiology and
dentistry techniques, clinical data collection techniques,       radiation safety, radiographic anatomy and interpretation,
introduction to operative dentistry, dental material basics,     intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques, and
CPR, infectious control procedures in dental environment         quality assurance techniques.
with emphasis on CDC and ADA guidelines, and team
concepts/continuous improvement effects as related to            DEN 140 - DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
dentistry.                                                       Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
                                                                 Prerequisite: DEN 134
DEN 135 - DENTAL ASSISTING II                                    Emphasizes procedures for office management in dental
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7                    practices. Topics include: records management in
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DEN 134                                dentistry, appointment control in dentistry, dental
Focuses on chairside assisting with operative and non-           insurance form preparation, accounting procedures in
surgical specialty procedures. Topics include: operative         dentistry, supply and inventory control as related to
dentistry, prosthodontic procedures (fixed and removable),       dentistry, and operation of basic business equipment. A
orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry.                           computer lab provides basic skills in computer use and
                                                                 utilization of these skills to perform office procedures on a
DEN 136 - DENTAL ASSISTING III                                   microcomputer.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DEN 135                                DEN 146 - DENTAL PRACTICUM I
Focuses on chairside assisting in surgical specialties. Topics   Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 2
include: periodontic procedures, oral and maxillofacial          Prerequisites/Corequisites: AHS 104, DEN 134, DEN 139
surgery procedures, endodontic procedures, management            Practicum focuses on infection control in the dental office
of dental office emergencies, and special patients.              and assisting with diagnostic and simple operative
                                                                 procedures. Topics include: infection control procedures,
DEN 137 - DENTAL ASSISTING - EXPANDED                            clinical diagnostic procedures, general dentistry
FUNCTIONS                                                        procedures, and dental radiography procedures.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: DEN 134, DEN 135                                  DEN 147 - DENTAL PRACTICUM II
Prerequisite/Corequisite: DEN 136                                Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on expanded duties of dental auxiliary personnel         Prerequisites/Corequisites: DEN 135, DEN 146
approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. Topics               Practicum focuses on advanced general dentistry
include: expanded functions approved by law for                  procedures and chairside assisting in dental specialties with
performance by dental assistants.                                special emphasis on non-surgical specialties. Topics
                                                                 include: advanced general dentistry and specialties.
DEN 138 - SCOPES OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                    DEN 148 - DENTAL PRACTICUM III
Prerequisite: Program admission                                  Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-24 Credit Hours: 8
Focuses on ethics, jurisprudence, and employability skills       Prerequisites/Corequisites: DEN 103, DEN 137, DEN 140,
for the dental assistant. Students will relate integration of    DEN 134, DEN 135,
didactic and laboratory instruction with clinical                DEN 136
experiences. Topics include: ethics and jurisprudence            Practicum continues to focus on assisting chairside with
related to the dental office, and employability skills.          advanced general dentistry procedures with emphasis on
                                                                 dental office management, preventive dentistry, and
DEN 139 - DENTAL RADIOLOGY                                       expanded functions. Topics include: advanced general
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5                    dentistry procedures, preventive dentistry, dental office
Prerequisites/Corequisites: DEN 102, DEN 106                     management, expanded functions, chairside oral and
After completion of the course the student will be able to       maxillofacial surgery, and management of dental office
provide radiation safety for patient and self, expose x-rays,    emergencies.
process x-rays, and prepare dental films for the dental
                                                                 DHYG 1000 - DENTAL HYGIENE LECTURE I
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(PRECLINICAL)                                                   actions and reactions of medications commonly used in
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                   the dental office or taken by dental patients. Topics
Prerequisite: BIOL 2651                                         include: pharmaceutical referencing, legal and ethical
Provides didactic information relating to fundamental           considerations, drug effects, contraindications, drug related
skills to be utilized in the delivery of optimum patient care   emergencies, and dental related anesthesia.
by the dental hygienist. Introduces a grouping of
fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to         DHYG 1080 – RADIOLOGY
the health care profession. Topics include: professionalism,    Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 2
patient assessment, patient history, intro and extra oral       Prerequisite: DHYG 1000, 1010,1020
examination and documentation, basic setup, caries              Emphasizes the application of radiology principles in the
detection and classification, dental charting,                  study of the teeth and their surrounding structures. Topics
documentation, periodontal probing and charting and oral        include:radiation physics principles, radiation biology,
health education.                                               radiation safety, radiographic quality assurance, imaging
                                                                theory, radiographic interpretation, and legal issues of
DHYG 1010 - DENTAL HYGIENE LAB I                                dental radiography.
(PRECLINICAL)
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 2                   DHYG 1100 – DENTAL HYGIENE LECTURE II
Prerequisite: BIOL 2651                                         Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
Provides fundamental skills to be utilized in the delivery of   Prerequisite: DHYG 1000, 1010
optimum patient care by the dental hygienist. In addition       Continues the development of student skills in patient
to the essential skills, students explore various delivery      care. Topics include: care of dental appliances, patient
systems and related issues. Topics include: asepsis, patient    management, dental calculus, bacterial plaque and soft
examination, basic instrumentation, charting,                   deposits, skin and discoloration, principles of calculus
patient/operator positioning, oral health education, and        removal, principles of polishing, principles of fluoride
professionalism. Other topics include basic life                applications, disclosing agents, plaque control, and
support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid, vital signs,       instrument selection.
infection control and blood/air-borne pathogens.                deposits, skin and discoloration, principles of calculus
                                                                removal, principles of polishing, principles of fluoride
DHYG 1020 - DENTAL BIOLOGY                                      applications, disclosing agents, plaque control, and
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                   instrument selection.
Prerequisite:BIOL 2651
Focuses on normal head and neck anatomy, the study of           DHYG 1110 – DENTAL HYGIENE LAB II
cells and tissues of the human body, with emphasis on           Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 3
those tissues that compose the head neck, and oral cavity.      Prerequisite: DHYG 1000, 1010
Provides the student with a thorough knowledge of               Continues the development of student skills in patient
external and internal morphological characteristics of          care. Topics include: care of dental appliances, patient
human primary and secondary teeth. Topics include:              management, dental calculus, bacterial plaque and soft
osteology of the skull, muscles of mastication and facial       deposits, skin and discoloration, principles of calculus
expression, temporal mandibular joint, arterial and nerve       removal, principles of polishing, principles of fluoride
supply of the head and salivary glands, the oral cavity and     applications, disclosing agents, plaque control, and
related structures, general histology, embryology and dental    instrument selection.
histology; oral cavity clinical structures, dental anatomy
and morphology, occlusion, and dental terminology.              DHYG 1120 – PATHOLOGY
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
DHYG 1030 - PHARMACOLOGY                                        Prerequisite: DHYG 1000, 1010,1020
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                   Introduces pathology, including etiology, progression of
Prerequisite: Admittance into the Dental Hygiene                and recognition of various pathological conditions.
Program                                                         Emphasizes pathology of the oral structures and oral
Introduces principles of basic pharmacology as they pertain     manifestations of systemic disease that affect oral health.
to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. Emphasis       Topics include: terminology, pathology of oral dental
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anomalies, genetic diseases, inflammation and                   irrigation and antimicrobial agents, dental health
regeneration, pathology of oral structures, cysts and tumors    education, applied techniques, patient assessment, and
of the head and neck, disease of salivary glands, blood         patient management.
dyscrasias, diseases of bone, vesiculo-erosive diseases, and
autoimmune diseases.                                            DHYG 2120 – NUTRITION
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
DHYG 1200 – DENTAL HYGIENE LECTURE III                          Prerequisite: CHEM 1152
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                   Familiarizes students with the role of nutrition in the
Prerequisite: DHYG 1100, 1110                                   human body with an emphasis on the dental hygienist’s
Continues the development of student knowledge in               role as a nutrition educator. Topics include: nutritional
treating patients and preventing oral disease. Topics           aspects, nutritional disorders, diet assessment, food
include: instrument sharpening, patient assessment,             pyramids, dietary nutrients, and nutritional aspects relating
treatment planning, antimicrobial use, pulp vitality testing,   to dental hygiene.
treatment of hypersensitivity, and table clinics.
                                                                DHYG 2020 – COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH
DHYG 1210 – DENTAL HYGIENE LAB III                              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 3                   Prerequisite: DHYG 1200, 1210
Prerequisite: DHYG 1100, 1110                                   Provides students with a broad understanding of the health
Continues the development of student skills in treating         care system and an objective view of the significant social,
patients and preventing oral disease. Topics include:           political, psychological, and economic forces directing the
Instrument sharpening, patient assessment, treatment            system. Prepare students
planning, oral irrigation devices, and treatment of             To promote oral health and prevent oral disease in a
hypersensitivity.                                               community by meeting specific dental health needs of
                                                                community groups. Topics include:          epidemiology,
DHYG 1220 – PERIODONTOLOGY                                      community dental care assessment, community dental care
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                   provision, preventive counseling for groups, group oral
Prerequisite: DHYG 1000, 1010, 1020, 1100,1110                  health education, sociological concepts related to dentistry,
Provides fundamental information on periodontal                 terminology, dental care systems, biostatistics, and concepts
anatomy, pathogenesis of the periodontal disease, and an        of dental research.
introduction to modern rational periodontal therapy,
including preventive, non-surgical, and surgical methods.       DHYG 2030 – DENTAL MATERIALS
Topics include: periodontal disease complex, disease            Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 2
prevention, disease treatment, drug therapy, immunology,        Prerequisite: DHYG 1000, 1010
microorganisms associated with periodontology, and              Focuses on the nature and qualities of modern dental
osseous integration.                                            materials, their composition and manipulation, and how
                                                                this will assist the dental hygienist in professional duties.
DHYG 2000 – DENTAL HYGIENE LECTURE IV                           Topics include: dental material properties, restorative
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                   dental materials, dental material standards, preventive
Prerequisite: DHYG 1200, 1210                                   dental agents, adjunct dental materials, and quality
Provides didactic information relating to special needs         assurance for dental material.
patients. Topics include: special needs patients, ultrasonic
and air polishing devices, patient assessment, and special      EHO 100 - HORTICULTURE SCIENCE
needs patient management.                                       Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
                                                                Prerequisite: Provisional admission
DHYG 2010 – DENTAL HYGIENE LAB IV                               Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-12 Credit Hours: 4                  horticulture as a career field. Topics include: industry
Prerequisite: DHYG 1200, 1210                                   overview, plant parts, plant functions, environmental
Continues the development of student skills necessary for       factors in horticulture, soil function and components,
treatment and prevention of oral disease. Topics include:       fertilizer elements and analysis, and propagation
instrument sharpening, scaling and root planing, oral
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techniques.                                                    EHO 106 - LANDSCAPE DESIGN
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5
EHO 101 - WOODY ORNAMENTAL PLANT                               Prerequisite: Program admission
IDENTIFICATION                                                 Introduces design principles, drawing skills, and plant
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                  selection techniques required to produce landscape plans
Prerequisite: Program admission                                for residential/commercial clients. Topics include:
Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the      landscape design principles, sketching and drawing skills,
taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of          site analysis, plant and material selection, and landscape
woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody            design process.
plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant
identification and culture requirements.                       EHO 107 - LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
EHO 102 - HERBACEOUS PLANT IDENTIFICATION                      Prerequisite: Program admission
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                  Introduces cultural techniques required for proper
Prerequisite: Program admission                                landscape installation with emphasis on practical
Emphasizes the taxonomy, identification, and culture           application. Topics include: landscape installation
requirements of herbaceous plants. Topics include:             procedures and managerial functions for landscape
introduction to herbaceous plants, classification of           installers.
herbaceous plants, and herbaceous plant identification and
culture requirements.                                          EHO 108 - PEST CONTROL
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
EHO 103 - GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS I                              Prerequisite: Program admission
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                  Provides experience in insect, disease, and weed
Prerequisite: Program admission                                identification and control with emphasis on safety and
Develops a basic understanding of greenhouse design,           legal requirements for state licensure. Topics include:
construction, and environmental factors affecting plant        identification of insects, diseases, and weeds; safety
growth. Topics include: greenhouse construction,               regulations; equipment use and care; and regulations for
greenhouse heating and cooling, greenhouse soil functions      licensure.
and components, irrigation types and effects, fertilizer
types and applications, and fall crops for the local area.     EHO 112 - LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
EHO 104 - HORTICULTURE CONSTRUCTION                            Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                  Introduces cultural techniques required for proper
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            landscape maintenance with emphasis on practical
Develops skills necessary to design and construct landscape    application and managerial techniques. Topics include:
features such as retaining walls, walkways, and irrigation     landscape management and administrative functions for
systems. Topics include: tool use and safety, retaining        landscape management.
walls, drainage, irrigation/water use, low-voltage lighting,
and walkways.                                                  EHO 114 - GARDEN CENTER MANAGEMENT
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
EHO 105 - NURSERY PRODUCTION                                   Prerequisites/Corequisites: Provisional admission
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 4                  Presents cultural and managerial techniques required for
Prerequisite: Program admission                                success in the garden center industry. Topics include:
Develops skills necessary to propagate and produce both        garden center establishment, garden center management,
container and field grown nursery stock. Topics include:       and post-production handling and marketing.
industry overview, facility design, propagation techniques
and environment, field grown and container production,         EHO 115 - ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE
and managerial functions for nursery production.               INTERNSHIP
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3
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Prerequisite: Completion of all essential fundamental             materials to form marketable arrangements for special
courses                                                           occasions. Topics include: floral materials, design, flower
Provides the student with practical experience in an actual       conditioning, arrangements.
job setting. This internship allows the student to become
involved in on-the-job environmental horticulture                 EHO 173 - FLORAL DESIGN II
applications that require practice and follow through.
                                                                  Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 5
Topics include: work ethics, skills, and attitudes; demands
                                                                  Continues development of skills in the arranging of
of the horticulture industry; horticultural business
                                                                  flowers and filler materials to form marketable
management; and labor supervision.
                                                                  arrangements for special occasions. Topics include: floral
                                                                  materials, floral design principles, and constructing floral
EHO 123 - GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS II
                                                                  arrangements.
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6
Continues hands-on experience in crop production with
                                                                  EHO 175 - INTERIORSCAPING
emphasis on spring foliage crops and managerial skills.
Topics include: light and temperature; insects and diseases;      Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 5
production and scheduling; and winter, spring, and foliage        Develops the skills involved in designing, installing, and
crops for the local area.                                         maintaining interior plantings. Topics include: industry
                                                                  overview, environmental requirements, nutrient
EHO 125 - PLANT PROPAGATION                                       requirements, maintenance practices, plant disorders,
                                                                  design, installation.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: None
Introduces the student to the basic principles of plant           ELC 104 - SOLDERING TECHNOLOGY
propagation. Focus of the course will be hands-on                 Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 2
experience. Topics include: seed germination, rooting             Prerequisite: Provisional admission
cuttings, propagation facilities construction, layering, insect   Develops the ability to solder and desolder connectors,
disease and control, and cultural controls for propagation.       components, and printed circuit boards using industry
                                                                  standards. Topics include: safety practices, total quality
EHO 131 - IRRIGATION                                              management concepts, soldering, desoldering, anti-static
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5                     grounding, and surface mount techniques.
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Provides students with exposure to the basic principles of        ELC 110 - ALTERNATING CURRENT II
hydraulics and fluidics. Special attention is given to            Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
watering plant materials in various soil and climatic             Prerequisite/Corequisite: IFC 102
conditions through the use of irrigation. Topics include:         Continues development of AC concepts with emphasis on
industry overview; fluidics and hydraulics; system design         constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive
and installation.                                                 circuits using RLC theory and oscilloscopes. Topics
                                                                  include: reactive components, simple RLC circuits, AC
EHO 133 - TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT                                    circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5                     forms.
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
A study of turfgrass used in the southern United States.          ELC 115 - SOLID STATE DEVICES II
Topics include: industry overview, soil and soil                  Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 2
modification; soil fertility; turf installation; turf             Prerequisite/Corequisite: IFC 103
maintenance, turf diseases, insects and weeds: and                Continues the exploration of the physical characteristics
estimating costs on management practices.                         and applications of solid state devices. Topics include: PN
                                                                  diodes, power supplies, voltage regulation, special
EHO 172 - FLORAL DESIGN                                           applications, bipolar junction theory, and bipolar junction
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 4                     application.
Course Description
Develops skills in the arrangement of flowers and filler          ELC 118 - DIGITAL ELECTRONICS I
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Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                   ELT 111 - SINGLE-PHASE AND THREE-PHASE
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELC 115                               MOTORS
Introduces the basic building blocks of digital circuits.       Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 5
Topics include: binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth        Prerequisite: ELT 109
tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic      Introduces the fundamental theories and applications of
families, and digital test equipment.                           single-phase and three-phase motors. Topics include:
                                                                motor theory/operating principles, motor terminology,
ELC 119 - DIGITAL ELECTRONICS II                                motor identification, NEMA standards, motor efficiencies,
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 7                   preventive maintenance, troubleshooting/failure analysis,
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELC 118                               and NEC requirements.
Uses the concepts developed in Digital Electronics I as a
foundation for the study of more advanced devices and           ELT 112 - VARIABLE SPEED/LOW VOLTAGE
circuits. Topics include: flip-flops, counters, multiplexers    CONTROLS
and demultiplexers, encoding and decoding, display              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 5
drivers, and analog to digital and digital to analog            Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELT 111
conversions.                                                    Introduces types of electric motor control, reduced voltage
                                                                starting, and applications. Emphasis will be placed on
ELT 106 - ELECTRICAL PRINTS, SCHEMATICS,                        motor types, controller types, and applications. Includes
AND SYMBOLS                                                     information on wye and delta motor connections; part
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 3                   wind, autotransformer; adjustable frequency drives and
Prerequisites: IFC 100, IFC 101                                 other applications; and oscilloscopes and their operation.
Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction     Topics include: motor controls, types of reduced voltage
blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics         starting, reduced voltage motor connections, adjustable
include: electrical symbols, component identification, and      frequency drive, and oscilloscope operations.
print reading.
                                                                ELT 113 - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROL I
ELT 107 - COMMERCIAL WIRING I                                   Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                   Prerequisites: ELT 111, ELT 112 (for Industrial Electrical
Prerequisites: ELT 106, ELT 121                                 Technology students only)
Introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures.          Corequisite: ELT 118
Topics include: National Electrical Code, commercial load       Prerequisites/Corequisites: IFC 101, IFC 102, IMT 120
calculations, and safety.                                       (for non-Industrial Electrical Technology students)
                                                                Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, field
ELT 108 - COMMERCIAL WIRING II                                  wiring/installation, and start-up procedures for
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                   programmable logic controls. Emphasis will be placed on
Prerequisite: ELT 107                                           PLC programming, connections, installations, and start-up
Presents the study of three-phase power systems,                procedures. Topics include: introductory programming,
fundamentals of AC motor controls, and the basic                PLC functions and terminology, processor unit and power
transformer connections. Topics include: three-phase            supply, introductory numbering system,
power systems, fundamentals of AC motor control, and            relay/programming logic, and field wiring/installation and
transformer connections (single-phase and three-phase step      start-up.
down).
                                                                ELT 114 - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROL II
ELT 109 - COMMERCIAL WIRING III                                 Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 2
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                   Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELT 113
Prerequisites/Corequisites: ELT 107, ELT 108                    Provides for development of operational skills in the use of
Presents the theory and practical application of conduit        PLC equipment and peripheral devices. Emphasis is
installation, system design, and related safety requirements.   placed on printers and other peripheral devices, PLC hard
Topics include: conduit installation, system design             wiring, program writing, installation procedures, and
concepts, and safety procedures.                                operation of a PLC program. Topics include: program
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control information/data manipulation, report generation        Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave
(outputs), peripheral devices, field wiring/ installation,      voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC
start-up, troubleshooting, and program                          wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance,
enhancement/optimization.                                       capacitance, and basic transformers.

ELT 115 - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING
                                                                ELT 120 - RESIDENTIAL WIRING I
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 2
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELT 114
                                                                Prerequisites/Corequisites: ELT 106, ELT 119, IFC 100,
Introduces diagnostic techniques related to electrical
                                                                IFC 101
malfunctions. Special attention is given to use of safety
                                                                Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures.
precautions during troubleshooting. Topics include:
                                                                Topics include: residential circuits, print reading, National
problem diagnosis, advanced schematics, and sequential
                                                                Electrical Code, and wiring materials.
troubleshooting procedures.

ELT 116 – TRANSFORMERS                                          ELT 121 - RESIDENTIAL WIRING II
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                   Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: ELT 109                                           Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELT 120
Provides instruction in the theory and operation of specific    Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in
types of transformers. Emphasis will be placed on               accordance with National Electrical Code. Topics include:
National Electrical Code requirements related to the use of     hand and power tools, branch circuits/feeders, residential
transformers. Topics include: transformer theory, types of      single family load calculations, residential multifamily
transformers, National Electrical Code requirements, and        service calculations and installations, and equipment
safety precautions.                                             installations.

ELT 117 - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE                              EMP 100 – INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS                                         PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 4                   Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: ELT 109                                           Prerequisites: Provisional Admission
Provides instruction in industrial applications of the          Provides a study of human relations and professional
National Electrical Code. Topics include: rigid conduit         development in today’s rapidly changing world that
installation, systems design concepts, equipment                prepares students for living and working in a complex
installation (600 volts or less), and safety precautions.       society. Topics include: human relations skills, job
                                                                acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement
ELT 118 - ELECTRICAL CONTROLS                                   skills, and professional image skills.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: ELT 111, ELT 112                                 EMP 153 – A GUIDE TO SUCCESS
Introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual      Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
and automatic controls and devices, and circuits.               Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and       This course is designed to acclimate the new student to
automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage            strategies that are conducive to educational achievement
switching circuits, operation, application and ladder           and success. Topics include: learning styles,
diagrams, AC and DC servo drives, and DC stepper drives.        communication styles, study skills, time management, self-
Topics include: ladder and wire diagrams, switching             awareness and goal setting, creativity and supportive
circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls       resources for the educational experience.
and devices, and application and operation of controllers and
controls.                                                       EMS 120 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
                                                                BASIC I
ELT 119 - ELECTRICITY PRINCIPLES II                             Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 8
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours 4
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 101
  118                                       Course Descriptions

Prerequisite: Program admission                                 EMS 126 - INTRODUCTION TO THE PARAMEDIC
Introduces the student to the Emergency Medical                 PROFESSION
Technician profession. This course covers the first half of     Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 3
the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT                 Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Program. Topics include: introduction to emergency care,        Corequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, AHS 101, SCT 100
EMS systems, well-being of the EMT, medical-legal aspects       Introduces the student to the paramedic profession.
of emergency care, hazardous materials, blood and               Discussion centers on functions that extend beyond the
airborne pathogens infectious diseases, ambulance               EMT scope of practice. Topics include: the EMS
operations and emergency vehicle operations, the human          system/roles and responsibilities, well-being of the
body, patient assessment, communications and                    paramedic, illness and injury prevention, medical/legal
documentation, lifting and moving patients, gaining access,     considerations, ethics, ambulance operations, medical
airway, basic life support-CPR and automatic external           incident command, rescue awareness/operations,
defibrillation.                                                 hazardous materials incidents and crime scene awareness.
                                                                This course provides instruction on topics in Division 1,
EMS 121 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY                          Sections 1-5, Division 7, Section 1 and Division 8 sections
BASIC II                                                        1-5 of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard
Weekly Hours: Class-7, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 7                   Curriculum.
Prerequisite: EMS 120
Introduces the student to the Emergency Medical                 EMS 127 – PATIENT ASSESSMENT
Technician profession. This course covers the second half       Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
of the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT              Prerequisite: None
Program. Topics include: general pharmacology,                  Corequisites: AHS 101, EMS 128
respiratory emergencies, cardiology, diabetes, altered          Introduces the fundamental principles and skills involved
mental status, seizures, allergies, poisonings, environmental   in assessing the pre-hospital patient. Emphasis is on the
emergencies, behavioral emergencies, bleeding and shock,        systematic approach to patient assessment, with
PASG, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, head      adaptations for the medical versus the trauma patient.
and spinal injuries, OB/GYN, infants and children, and          Topics include: therapeutic communications, history
special needs patients.                                         taking, techniques of physical exam, patient assessment,
                                                                clinical decision-making, EMS communications, and
EMS 122 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY-                         documentation. This course provides instruction on topics
                                                                in Division 1, Section 9 and Division 3, Sections 1-9 of the
INTERMEDIATE
                                                                USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard
Weekly Hours: Class-7, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 9                   Curriculum.
Prerequisite: EMS 120, EMS 121 or National Registry
EMT-Basic Certificate
                                                                EMS 128 – APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY AND
This course covers the U.S. Department of Transportation
1985 Emergency Medical Technician- Intermediate                 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Curriculum. The EMT-I course is designed to provide             Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
additional training and increased knowledge and skills in       Prerequisite: AHS 101
specific aspects of advanced life support. This course is for   This course introduces the concepts of pathophysiology as
individuals who have successfully completed the EMT-Basic       it correlates to disease processes. This course will enable
course as a prerequisite. Topics include: roles and             caregivers to enhance their overall assessment and
responsibilities, EMS systems, medical legal,                   management skills. Disease-specific pathophysiology is
communications, documentation, medical terminology,             covered in each related section of the curriculum. This
body systems, patient assessment, advanced airway, shock,       course covers a review of cellular composition and
trauma, shock management, IV administration,                    function, including cellular environment as it relates to
intraosseous infusion, medical emergencies I, medical           fluid and acid-base balances. Content on genetics and
emergencies II, diabetic emergencies and dextrose 50%           familial diseases are discussed. Hypoperfusion, including
administration, patient handling, and extrication.              various forms of shock, multiple organ dysfunction
                                                                syndrome and cellular metabolism impairment are integral
                                                                components of this course. The next portion of this
                                                                section provides information on the body’s self-defense
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mechanisms, the inflammatory response, and variances in        bodily injuries. Student should complete the requirements
immunity. The last topic covered is stress and disease,        for the Basic Trauma Life Support Course or the Pre-
which includes stress responses and the interrelationships     Hospital Trauma Life Support Course.
among stress, coping, and disease.
                                                               EMS 132 – CARDIOLOGY I
EMS 129 - PHARMACOLOGY                                         Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 6
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5                  Prerequisites: EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128, EMS 129
Prerequisite: Program admission                                Corequisite: ENG 101, SCT 100, EMS 132, EMS 200
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101, MAT 101, SCT 100,           Emphasizes the study of the cardiovascular system.
EMS 200                                                        Cardiology I will introduce and explore cardiovascular
This unit is designed to help the paramedic implement a        epidemiology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology,
patient management plan based on principles and                and electrophysiology. This course will also provide
applications of pharmacology. Discussion of pharmacology       instruction on initial cardiovascular assessment, focused
includes: identification of drugs, drug calculations, drug     history, detailed physical examination, and
administration techniques and procedures and drug safety       electrocardiographic monitoring. Management of the
and standards.                                                 cardiovascular patient will be taught in Cardiology II. At
                                                               the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be
EMS 130 - RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES                              able to integrate pathophysiological principles and
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5                  assessment findings to formulate a field impression and
Prerequisites: AHS 104, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128,             implement the treatment plan for the patient with
EMS 129                                                        cardiovascular disease. This course provides instruction on
This unit is designed to help the Paramedic assess and treat   topics in Division 5 (Medical), Section 2 (Cardiology) of
a wide variety of respiratory related illnesses in the         the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard
pediatric and adult patient. Topics include a review of        Curriculum.
anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of foreign body
airway obstruction, recognition of respiratory compromise,     EMS 133 - CARDIOLOGY II
use of airway adjunctive equipment and procedures,             Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 6
current therapeutic modalities for bronchial asthma,           Prerequisite: EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128, EMS 129
chronic bronchitis, emphysema, spontaneous                     Corequisite: ENG 101, SCT 100, EMS 132, EMS 200
pneumothorax, and hyperventilation syndromes. This             This course expounds on the objectives in Cardiology I
section also provides expanded information for adult           emphasizing advanced patient assessment and management
respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary                       of the cardiac patient. Topics will include advanced
thromboembolism, neoplasms of the lung, pneumonia,             cardiovascular assessment, pharmacological intervention,
emphysema, pulmonary edema, and respiratory infections.        electrical intervention, and emergency resuscitative
This course provides instruction on topics in Division 2       treatment utilizing the American Heart Association’s
(Airway), Section 1 (Airway Management and Ventilation)        Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Providers course.
and Division 5 (Medical), Section 1 (Respiratory) of the       This course provides instruction on topics in Division 5
USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard                        (Medical), Section 2 (Cardiology) of the USDOT/NHTSA
Curriculum.                                                    Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 131 – TRAUMA                                               EMS 134 - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5                  Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128, EMS 129              Prerequisites: AHS 101, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128,
Corequisites: ENG 101, SCT 100, EMS 200                        EMS 129
This Unit is designed to introduce the student to              Provides an in-depth study of the nervous, endocrine,
assessment and management of the trauma patient, to            gastrointestinal, renal, hematopoietic, and immune
include: systematic approach to the assessment and             systems. Topics include epidemiology, pathophysiology,
management of trauma, demonstration of the assessment          assessment, and management of specific injuries/illnesses.
and management of certain types of trauma patients and         Emphasis is placed on allergies/anaphylaxis, toxicology,
  120                                       Course Descriptions

environmental emergencies, and infectious and                    Prerequisite/Corequisite: AHS 101, EMS 126, EMS 127,
communicable diseases. General/specific pathophysiology          EMS 128, EMS 129, EMS 130, EMS 131, EMS 132, EMS
assessment and management are discussed in detail for            133, EMS 134, EMS 135, EMS 136
environmental emergencies. Infectious and communicable           This course provides a range of clinical experiences for the
disease topics include public health principles, public          student paramedic to include clinical application of
health agencies, infection, pathogenicity, infectious agents,    advanced emergency care.
and specific infectious disease processes and their               EMS 201 – SUMMATIVE EVALUATION
management. This course provides instruction on topics           Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-30 Credit Hours: 10
in Division 5 (Medical), Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and   Prerequisite: Program Admission
11 of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard                Corequisite: ENG 101, SCT 100
Curriculum.                                                      Provides supervised clinical experience in the hospital and
                                                                 prehospital advanced life support settings to include: EMS
EMS 135 – MATERNAL/PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES                         leadership, summative case evaluations and EKG
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5                    interpretation. This course also includes a: comprehensive
Prerequisite/Corequisite: EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128,             paramedic program examination and a board examination
EMS 129                                                          review.
Emphasizes the study of gynecological, obstetrical, pediatric
and neonatal emergencies. Maternal/Child combines the            ENG 101 - ENGLISH
unique relationships and situations encountered with             Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
mother and child. Provides a detailed understanding of           Prerequisites: ENG 097, or entrance English score in
anatomy/physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and             accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels;
treatment priorities for the OB/GYN patient. Pediatric           and RDG 097, or entrance reading score in accordance
and neonatal growth and development, anatomy and                 with approved DTAE admission score levels
physiology, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment            Emphasizes the development and improvement of written
specifics are covered in detail. Successful completion of a      and oral communication abilities. Topics include: analysis
PLS/PALS course is required. This course provides                of writing techniques used in selected readings, writing
instruction on topics in Division's 5 (Medical), Sections 13     practice, editing and proofreading, research skills, and oral
(Obstetrics) & 14 (Gynecology) and 6 (Special                    presentation skills. Homework assignments reinforce
Considerations), Sections 1 (Neonatology) and 2                  classroom learning.
(Pediatrics) of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National
Standard Curriculum.                                             ENG 102 - ENGLISH
                                                                 Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
EMS 136 – SPECIAL PATIENTS                                       Prerequisites: ENG 098, ENG 101, or entrance English
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 2                    score in accordance with approved DTAE admission score
Prerequisite: EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128, EMS 129                 levels; and RDG 098, or entrance reading score in
Provides an overview of the assessment and management            accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels.
of behavioral emergencies as they pertain to prehospital         Emphasizes practical knowledge of technical
care. Topics include: communication skills and crisis            communication techniques, procedures, and reporting
intervention, assessment and management of the adult and         formats used in industry and business. Topics include:
adolescent patient with behavioral emergencies,                  composition/grammar review, technical communications,
management of the violent patient, management of the             construction of informal reports, business letters, oral
suicidal patient, medical/legal considerations, and stress       reports, graphics use, information collection, and
management. Life span, geriatrics, abuse, special                production of technical reports. Homework assignments
challenges, and chronic care patients are included.              reinforce classroom learning.

EMS 200 - CLINICAL APPLICATION OF ADVANCED                       ENG 111 - BUSINESS ENGLISH
EMERGENCY CARE                                                   Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-30 Credit Hours: 10                  Prerequisites: ENG 097, or entrance English score in
Prerequisite: Program admission                                  accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels;
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and RDG 097, or entrance reading score in accordance          motor control devices. Topics include: principles of motor
with approved DTAE admission score levels                     control, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams,
Emphasizes a functional and comprehensive review of           and Article 430 NEC.
English usage. Topics include: English grammar and
sentence structure.                                           IDS 113 - Magnetic Starters and Braking
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 3
ENG 112 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS                             Prerequisites: IDS 110
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                 Provides instruction in wiring motor control circuits.
Prerequisites: BUS 101, ENG 111                               Emphasis is placed on designing and installing magnetic
Provides knowledge and application of written and oral        starters in across-the-line, reversing, jogging circuits, and
communications found in business situations. Topics           motor braking. Topics include: control transformers, full
include: writing fundamentals and speaking                    voltage starters, reversing circuits, jogging circuits, and
fundamentals.                                                 braking.
IDS 101 – INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER
APPLICATIONS                                                  IDS 115 - Two-Wire Control Circuits
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 5                 Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite: IFC 103 & SCT 100                               Prerequisite: IDS 110
Provides a foundation in Industrial computers and             Provides instruction in two-wire motor control circuits
computer systems with a focus in linking computers to the     using relays, contactors, and motor starters with
plant floor process. Topics include: hardware, software,      application sensing devices. Topics include: wiring limit
boot sequence, configuration, troubleshooting, and            switches, wiring pressure switches, wiring float switches,
communication platforms.                                      wiring temperature switches, wiring proximity switches,
                                                              and wiring photo switches.
IDS 103 - INDUSTRIAL WIRING
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 6                 IDS 121 - Advanced Motor Controls
Prerequisite: IFC 101, IFC 102                                Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 2
Teaches the fundamental concepts of industrial wiring with    Prerequisite: IDS 115
an emphasis on installation procedures. Topics include:       Continues the study and application of motor control
grounding, raceways, three-phase systems, transformers        circuits with emphasis on sequencing circuits, complex
(three-phase and single-phase), wire sizing, overcurrent      circuits, and motor control centers. Topics include:
protection, NEC requirements, industrial lighting systems,    sequencing circuits, reduced voltage starting, motor control
and switches, receptacles, and cord connectors.               centers, and troubleshooting.

IDS 105 - DC AND AC MOTORS                                    IDS 131 - Variable Speed Motor Control
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
Preprequisite: IFC 101, IFC 102, MAT 103                      Prerequisite: IDS 121
Introduces the fundamental theories and applications of       Provides instruction in the fundamentals of variable speed
single-phase and three-phase motors. Topics include:          drives, industrial motors, and other applications of variable
motor theory and operating principles, motor terminology,     speed drives. Topics include: fundamentals of variable
motor identification, NEMA standards, AC motors, DC           speed control, AC frequency drives, DC variable speed
motors, scheduled preventive maintenance, and                 drives, installation procedures, and ranges.
troubleshooting and failure analysis.
                                                              IDS 141 – Basic Industrial PLC’s
IDS 110 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MOTOR CONTROLS
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                 Prerequisite: IDS 103-IDS 108
Prerequisites: IDS 105                                        Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, plc
Introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and          installations, and programming procedures for
devices involved in industrial motor control. Emphasis is     programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on plc
placed on developing a theoretical foundation of industrial   programming, connections, installations, and start-up
  122                                      Course Descriptions

procedures. Topics include: plc hardware and software, plc     compressors, pneumatic valves, air motors and cylinders,
functions and terminology, introductory numbering              and safety.
systems, plc installation and set up, plc programming
basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters,         IDS 231 - Pumps and Piping Systems
connecting field devices to I/O cards, and plc safety          Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 2
procedures.                                                    Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement
                                                               Studies the fundamental concepts of industrial pumps and
IDS 142 – INDUSTRIAL PLC’S II                                  piping systems. Topics include: pump identification; pump
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6                  operation; pump installation, maintenance, and
Prerequisite: IDS:141                                          troubleshooting; piping systems; and installation of piping
Provides for hands-on development of operational skills in     systems.
the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control
systems and automated industrial equipment. Emphasis is        IFC 100 - INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
placed on applying skills developed in previous courses in     Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 2
programmable logic controls (PLC’s) in a industrial setting.   Prerequisite: Provisional admission
This course includes advanced skills necessary to complete     Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety
the students knowledge and skills to understand and work       practices required for maintenance of industrial,
with PLC’s in an industrial plant.                             commercial, and home electrically operated equipment.
                                                               Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety
IDS-209- INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION                            tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 6                  cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Prerequisite: MAT 103, IFC 101, IFC 102, IFC 103, and
IDS 103                                                        IFC 101 - DIRECT CURRENT CIRCUITS I
Provides instruction in the principles and practices of        Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
instrumentation for industrial process control systems with    Prerequisite: MAT 101 (for out of program students)
an emphasis on industrial maintenance techniques for           Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 103 (diploma), for
production equipment. Topics include: Instrument Tags,         Electronics programs students
Process Documentation, sensing Pressure, Flow, Level, and      Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications.
Temperature, Instrument calibration, and Loop tuning.          Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries;
                                                               DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple
IDS 215 - Industrial Mechanics                                 combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6                  practices.
Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement
Provides instruction in basic physics concepts applicable to   IFC 102 - ALTERNATING CURRENT I
mechanics of industrial production equipment, and              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
teaches basic industrial application of mechanical             Prerequisites: IFC 101, MAT 103
principles with emphasis on power transmission and             Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 104 or MAT 105
specific mechanical components. Topics include:                (diploma)
mechanical tools, fasteners, basic mechanics, lubrication,     Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave
bearings, and packings and seals.                              voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave
                                                               generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance,
IDS 221 - INDUSTRIAL FLUIDPOWER                                and basic transformers.
Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement         IFC 103 - SOLID STATE DEVICES I
Provides instruction in fundamental concepts and theories      Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
for safely operating hydraulic components and pneumatic        Prerequisite/Corequisite: IFC 102
systems. Topics include: hydraulic theory, suction side of     Introduces the physical characteristics and applications of
pumps, actuators, valves, pumps/ motors, accumulators,         solid state devices. Topics include: introduction to
symbols and circuitry, fluids, filters, pneumatic theory,      semiconductor fundamentals, diode applications, basic
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transistor fundamentals, basic amplifiers, and                   patients/assist physician with examinations and diagnostic
semiconductor switching devices.                                 procedures, vital signs/mensuration, minor office surgical
                                                                 procedures, and electrocardiograms.
MAS 101 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL
OFFICE                                                           MAS 109 - MEDICAL ASSISTING SKILLS II
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                    Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: Program admission                                  Prerequisite: MAS 101, MAS 103, MAS 108, AHS 104
Introduces the basic concept of medical assisting and its        Corequisite: MAS 101
relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical      Furthers the student knowledge of the more complex
ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical assistant's   activities in a physician's office. Topics include:
role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student          collection/examination of specimens and CLIA
with knowledge of medical jurisprudence and the essentials       regulations; urinalysis; venipuncture, hematology and
of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to        chemistry evaluations; advanced reagent testing (Strep Test,
medical assisting, introduction to medical law, physician-       HcG , etc), administration of medications; emergency
patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation,    procedures of the medical office, respiratory evaluations,
ethics and bioethical issues.                                    rehabilitative therapy procedures; principles of radiology
                                                                 safety and emergency procedures of the medical office.
MAS 103 - PHARMACOLOGY
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                    MAS 112 - HUMAN DISEASES
Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 109, MAT 101                         Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Introduces drug therapy with emphasis on safety,                 Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 109
classification of drugs, their action, side effects, and/or      Provides clear, succinct, and basic information about
adverse reactions. Also introduces the basic concept of          common medical conditions. Taking each body system,
mathematics used in the administration of drugs. Topics          the disease condition is highlighted following a logical
include: introduction to pharmacology, calculation of            formation consisting of: description, etiology, signs and
dosages, sources and forms of drugs, drug classification,        symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis,
and drug effects on the body systems. Principles of              and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease
infusion therapy and laboratory application of infusion are      and diseases of body systems
optional.
                                                                 MAS 113 - MATERNAL AND CHILD CARE
MAS 106 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES                              Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                    Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 109, MAS 103
Prerequisite: Program admission                                  Focuses on the reproductive system, care of the mother in
Emphasizes essential skills required for the typical business    all stages of pregnancy, the normal and emotional growth
office. Topics include: office protocol, time management,        of the healthy child, and care of the sick child. Topics
telephone techniques, office equipment, mail services,           include: introduction to obstetrics, female reproductive
references, filing, correspondence, and travel and meeting       system, male reproductive system, intrauterine
arrangements.                                                    development, prenatal care, principles of specialized
                                                                 testing, labor and delivery, postpartum care, patient
MAS 108 - MEDICAL ASSISTING SKILLS I                             education, and methods of contraception.. Child
                                                                 development and common pathophysiology from
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5
                                                                 newborn through adolescence.
Prerequisites: Program admission, AHS 101, AHS 109
Introduces the skills necessary for assisting the physician
with a complete history and physical in all types of             MAS 114 - MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE
practices. The course includes skills necessary for              PROCEDURES I
sterilizing instruments and equipment and setting up             Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
sterile trays. The student also explores the theory and          Prerequisites: Program admission, AHS 101, AHS 109,
practice of electrocardiography. Topics include: infection       BUS 101, SCT 100
control and related OSHA guidelines, prepare                     Corequisites: MAS 103, MAS 104
                                                                 Emphasizes essential skills required for the typical medical
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office in the areas of computers and medical transcription.      technical formulas. Class includes lectures, applications,
Topics include: introduction to the computer and medical         and homework to reinforce learning.
transcription
                                                                 MAT 103 - ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS
MAS 115 - MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE                                 Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
PROCEDURES II                                                    Prerequisite: MAT 098, or entrance arithmetic and algebra
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 3                    scores in accordance with approved DTAE admission score
Prerequisite: MAS 104                                            levels
Emphasizes essential skills required for the typical medical     Introduces concepts and operations which can be applied
office. Topics include: accounting procedures and                to the study of algebra. Course content emphasizes: basic
insurance preparation and coding.                                mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and
                                                                 intermediate algebraic concepts. Class includes lecture,
MAS 117 - MEDICAL ASSISTING EXTERNSHIP                           applications, and homework to reinforce learning.
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-20 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses except          MAT 104 - GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY
MAS 118                                                          Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Corequisite: MAS 118                                             Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 103
Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth               Introduces and develops basic geometric and trigonometric
application and reinforcement of principles and techniques       concepts. Topics include: geometric concepts and
in a medical office job setting. This clinical practicum         trigonometric concepts.
allows the student to become involved in a work situation
at a professional level of technical application and requires    MAT 111 - BUSINESS MATH
concentration, practice, and follow-through. Topics              Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
include: application of classroom knowledge and skills,          Prerequisite: MAT 097, or entrance arithmetic score in
functioning in the work environment, listening, and              accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels
following directions.                                            Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business
                                                                 situations. Topics include: basic mathematical skills,
MAS 118 - MEDICAL ASSISTING SEMINAR                              mathematical skills in business-related problem solving,
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 4                    mathematical information for documents, graphs, and
Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses except          mathematical problems using electronic calculators (not to
MAS 117                                                          include the touch method).
Corequisite: MAS 117
Seminar focuses on job preparation and maintenance skills        MCA 201 - ADVANCED MILLING I
and review for the certification examination. Topics             Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 7
include: letters of application, resumes, completing a job       Prerequisites: MCH 115, MCH 116
application, job interviews, follow-up letter/call, letters of   Provides instruction in advanced techniques of milling
resignation and review of program competencies for               machine operations. Emphasis is placed on skill
employment and certification                                     development through laboratory practice. Topics include:
                                                                 vertical milling, horizontal milling, compound angles, and
MAT 101 - GENERAL MATHEMATICS                                    gear cutting.
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: MAT 097, or entrance arithmetic score in           MCA 203 - ADVANCED MILLING II
accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels             Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
Emphasizes mathematical skills that can be applied to the        Prerequisite/Corequisite: MCA 201
solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics          Provides instruction in advanced techniques of milling
include: properties of numbers, fractions, decimals,             machine operations. Emphasis is placed on skill
percents, ratio and proportion, measurement and                  development through laboratory practice. Topics include:
conversion, exponents and radicals, and geometric and            indexing; rotary table; boring, facing, and turning; and
                                                                 straddle milling.
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                                                               command codes, program loading, machine setup, process
MCA 205 - ADVANCED LATHE OPERATIONS I                          control, and practical application.
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites: MCH 109, MCH 110                                MCA 215 - CNC LATHE MANUAL PROGRAMMING
Provides instruction in advanced lathe operations and          Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 7
procedures. Emphasis is placed on skill development            Prerequisite/Corequisite: MCA 211
through laboratory experience. Topics include: thread          Provides instruction for the safe operation and manual
cutting, precision boring, precision knurling, and tapers.     programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC)
                                                               lathes. Topics include: machine safety, command codes,
MCA 207 - ADVANCED LATHE OPERATIONS II                         program loading, machine setup, process control, and
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6                  practical application.
Prerequisite: MCA 205
Provides instruction in advanced lathe operations and          MCA 217 - CNC PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
procedures. Emphasis is placed on skill development            Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 6
through laboratory experiences. Topics include: eccentric      Prerequisites/Corequisites: MCA 211, MCA 213, MCA
turning, special setups, and tolerance turning.                215
                                                               Provides instruction in specialty tooling and multi-axis
MCA 208 - ADVANCED GRINDING I                                  machining. Students will also gain experience in process
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4                  control. Topics include: specialty tooling, EDM/ECM,
Prerequisite: MCH 112                                          multi-axis machining, process control, and laboratory
Provides instruction in advanced grinding operations and       practice.
procedures. Emphasis is placed on skill development
through laboratory experiences. Topics include: surface        MCA 219 - CAD/CAM PROGRAMMING
grinding, cylindrical grinding, tool and cutter grinding,      Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 6
and grinding theory.                                           Prerequisite/Corequisite: MCA 211
                                                               Emphasizes the development of skills in computer aided
MCA 209 - ADVANCED GRINDING II                                 design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM).
                                                               The student will design and program parts to be machined
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
                                                               on computer numerical controlled machines. Topics
Prerequisite: MCA 208
                                                               include: hardware and software, digitizer, pen plotter,
Provides instruction in advanced grinding techniques and
                                                               drawing manipulations, tool path generation, and program
procedures. Emphasis is placed on skill development
                                                               uploading and downloading.
through laboratory experiences. Topics include: grinding
theory, abrasives, wheel preparation, and form grinding.
                                                               MCH 101 - INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TOOL
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
MCA 211 - CNC FUNDAMENTALS
                                                               Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 7                  Introduces the fundamental concepts and procedures
Prerequisite: MCH 118                                          necessary for the safe and efficient use of basic machine
Provides a comprehensive introduction to computer              tools. Topics include: use of hand and bench tools, use of
numerical controlled (CNC) machining processes. Topics         power tools, analysis of measurements, saw and blade
include: math review, safety, jigs and fixtures, tooling and   selection, feed and speeds determination, use of coolants,
tool holders, reference points, tool offset, and program       saw and blade maintenance, sawing operations, drilling
loading and editing.                                           setup and operation, ISO 9000, Deming's quality theory,
                                                               quality goals and objectives, and coordinate measurement
MCA 213 - CNC MILL MANUAL PROGRAMMING                          machines (CMM).
Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MCA 211                              MCH 102 - BLUEPRINT READING FOR MACHINE
Provides instruction for the safe operation and manual         TOOL
programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC)
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
milling machines. Topics include: machine safety,
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Prerequisite: Provisional admission                             MCH 112 - SURFACE GRINDER OPERATIONS
Introduces the fundamental concepts necessary to interpret      Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
drawings and produce sketches for machine tool                  Prerequisite: Provisional admission
applications. Topics include: interpretation of blueprints      Provides instruction in the setup, operations, maintenance,
and sketching.                                                  and assembly operations of surface grinders. Topics
                                                                include: surface grinders and surface grinder maintenance,
MCH 104 - MACHINE TOOL MATH I                                   surface grinder setup, and surface grinder operations.
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 101                               MCH 114 - BLUEPRINT READING II
Develops mathematic competencies as applied to machine          Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
tool technology. This course emphasizes manipulation and        Prerequisite/Corequisite: MCH 104
use of machining formulas and the discussion of                 Continues the development of blueprint reading
machining geometry. Topics include: machining algebra           competencies as applied to Machine Tool Technology.
and machining geometry.                                         Topics include: advanced sectioning, geometric
                                                                dimensioning, geometric tolerancing, and assembly
MCH 105 - MACHINE TOOL MATH II                                  drawings.
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: MCH 104                                           MCH 115 - MILL OPERATIONS I
Continues the development of mathematics competencies           Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
as applied to machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed       Prerequisite: Provisional admission
on the uses of geometric and trigonometric principles in        Provides instruction in the setup and use of the milling
machining. Topics include: advanced applied geometry            machine. Topics include: milling machines, milling
and applied trigonometry.                                       machine calculations, milling machine setup, and milling
                                                                machine operations.
MCH 107 - CHARACTERISTICS OF METALS/HEAT                        MCH 116 - MILL OPERATIONS II
TREATMENT I                                                     Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6
                                                                Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
                                                                Provides further instruction for students to develop skills
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
                                                                in the use of milling machines. Topics include: vertical
Introduces the properties of various metals, production
                                                                and horizontal mill calculations, vertical and horizontal
methods, and identification of ferrous and non-ferrous
                                                                mill set-ups, and vertical and horizontal mill operations.
metals. Topics include: metallurgy and heat treatment.
                                                                MCH 118 - COMPUTER/CNC LITERACY
MCH 109 - LATHE OPERATIONS I
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 7
                                                                Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
                                                                Provides an introduction to the terminology and
Provides opportunities for students to develop skill in the
                                                                application of microcomputers and terminology associated
use of bench grinders and lathes. Topics include: lathes,
                                                                with computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment.
bench grinders, bench grinder operations, lathe
                                                                Students will become familiar with the basic operations of
calculations, lathe setup, and lathe operations.
                                                                computers and the capabilities and limitations of CNC
                                                                machinery. Topics include: introduction to
MCH 110 - LATHE OPERATIONS II
                                                                microcomputer concepts, basic microcomputer operations,
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 6                   functions and subroutines, machine tool applications,
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                             Cartesian coordinates, absolute and incremental
Provides further instruction for students to develop skill in   programming, and capabilities and limitations of CNC.
the use of lathes. Topics include: lathes, lathe setup, and
lathe operations.
                                                                MKT 100 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
                                                                Prerequisite: Provisional admission
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Emphasizes the trends and the dynamic forces that affect      Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement
the marketing process and the coordination of the             Introduces the fundamental principles of buying,
marketing functions. Topics include: marketing strategies,    merchandising, and accounting for products and services.
marketing mix, marketing trends, and dynamic forces           Topics include: assortment planning; locating resources;
affecting markets.                                            ordering merchandise; just-in-time or quick response
                                                              inventory control; pricing for profit; and financial
MKT 101 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT                            statements, ratios, and accounting vocabulary.
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: ENG 111                                         MKT 108 - ADVERTISING
Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful        Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
supervision of people and job responsibilities. Emphasis      Prerequisite: Program admission
will be placed on personnel management, the basic             Introduces the fundamental principles and practices
supervisory functions, supervisory skills and techniques,     associated with advertising activities. Topics include:
and the special challenges and demands of supervising         purposes of advertising; principles of advertising; MKT
employees. Topics include: management theories,               budgeting; marketing and advertising plans; regulations
including total quality management; motivation,               and controls; media evaluation, target marketing, and
supervision, and evaluation of employees; recruitment,        selection; campaign planning; and trends in advertising.
screening, and selection of employees; supervision
techniques; and functions of management.                      MKT 109 - VISUAL MERCHANDISING
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 4
MKT 103 - BUSINESS LAW                                        Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                 Focuses on the components of display necessary for the
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                           effective visual presentation of goods and services.
Introduces the study of contracts and other business          Opportunities will be provided to utilize the principles and
obligations in the legal environment. Topics include:         techniques that are common to display work in various
creation and evolution of laws, court decision processes,     types of businesses. Emphasis will be placed on design,
sales contracts, commercial papers, risk-bearing devices,     color, tools and materials, and installation of displays.
and Uniform Commercial Code.                                  Topics include: design and color principles, tools and
                                                              materials of the trade, props and fixtures, lighting and
MKT 104 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS                             signing, installation of displays, store planning, and safety.
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
                                                              MKT 110 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Prerequisite: Provisional admission level math
achievement                                                   Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 8
Provides a study of micro and macro economic principles,      Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement
policies, and applications. Topics include: supply and        Provides an overview of the activities that are involved in
demand, money and the banking system, business cycle,         planning, establishing, and managing a small business
and economic systems.                                         enterprise. Topics include: planning, location analysis,
                                                              financing, and development of a business plan.
MKT 106 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SELLING
                                                              MKT 122 - MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                           Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Emphasizes sales strategies and techniques to assist the      Prerequisite: Program admission
student in the sales process. Topics include: customer        Develops skills for the potential entrepreneur to effectively
relations, professional image, product/service knowledge,     merchandise and manage a business. Topics include:
selling techniques and procedures, sales presentations, and   principles of merchandising, traffic patterns, basic stock
ethics of selling.                                            and inventory, inventory control, mark-ups and mark-
                                                              downs, and types of discounts.
MKT 107 - BUYING
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0     Credit Hours: 5
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MKT 123 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT                             job placement or practicum experience. Students are
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   acquainted with occupational responsibilities through
Prerequisites: ACC 101, ENG 111, MAT 111                        realistic work situations and are provided with insights into
Summarizes competencies included in the                         entrepreneurship applications on the job. Topics include:
entrepreneurship specialization and provides opportunities      problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of
for application and demonstration of skills. Topics             proper interpersonal skills, application of entrepreneurship
include: management principles, marketing functions,            techniques, and professional development. The occupation-
financial applications, and entrepreneurial growth              based instruction is implemented through the use of
potential.                                                      written individualized training plans, written performance
                                                                evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required
MKT 130 - MARKETING ADMINISTRATION O.B.I. I                     practicum or on-the-job training.
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Program admission, MKT 101; ENG 111              MKT 135 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.B.I. II
Introduces the application and reinforcement of marketing       Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3
administration and employability principles in an actual        Prerequisite/Corequisite: MKT 134
job placement or practicum experience. Students are             Focuses on the application and reinforcement of
acquainted with occupational responsibilities through           entrepreneurship and employability principles in an actual
realistic work situations and are provided with insights into   job placement or practicum experience. Students are
marketing administration applications on the job. Topics        acquainted with occupational responsibilities through
include: problem solving, adaptability to the job setting,      realistic work situations and are provided with insights into
use of proper interpersonal skills, application of marketing    entrepreneurship applications on the job. Topics include:
administration techniques, and professional development.        problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of
The occupation-based instruction is implemented through         proper interpersonal skills, application of entrepreneurship
the use of written individualized training plans, written       techniques, and professional development. The occupation-
performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and            based instruction is implemented through the use of
required practicum or on-the-job training.                      written individualized training plans, written performance
                                                                evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required
MKT 131 - MARKETING ADMINISTRATION O.B.I. II                    practicum or on-the-job training.
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MKT 130                               MKT 161 – SERVICES INDUSTRY BUSINESS
Focuses on the application and reinforcement of marketing       ENVIRONMENT
administration and employability principles in an actual        Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
job placement or practicum experience. Students are             Prerequisite: ENG 096 and ENG 097, or entrance English
acquainted with occupational responsibilities through           score in accordance with approved DTAE admission score
realistic work situations and are provided with insights        levels; RDG 096 and RDG 097, or entrance reading score
into marketing administration applications on the job.          in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels;
Topics include: problem solving, adaptability to the job        and MAT 096 and MAT 097, or entrance arithmetic score
setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of     in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels.
marketing administration techniques, and professional           Introduces students to the services industry. Topics
development. The occupation-based instruction is                include: an introduction to the service industry business
implemented through the use of written individualized           environment; an introduction to life-long learning, work
training plans, written performance evaluation, required        ethic and positive behaviors required for exceptional
weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job            customer service, an introduction to customer relations,
training.                                                       working together successfully on teams, and basic business
                                                                principles.
MKT 134 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.B.I. I
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 3                  MKT 162 – CUSTOMER CONTACT SKILLS
Prerequisites: Program admission, ENG 111, MKT 101              Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 6
Introduces the application and reinforcement of
entrepreneurship and employability principles in an actual
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Prerequisite/Corequisite: MKT 161                                 principles, human values and attitudes, motivational
Provides students with skills necessary to communicate            theories and practices and their relationship to job
with customers and successfully manage that relationship          performance, organizational and interpersonal
in both telephone and face-to-face situations. Topics             communications, employee needs and interpersonal
include: skills to effectively communicate with customers,        conflict.
developing rapport with customers, problem-solving in
customer service, telephone skills, sales skills in the service   MSD103 - LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING
environments, managing the difficult customer, and                Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
managing the multicultural customer. Computer-Based               This course familiarizes the student with the principles and
Training (CBT) is used to allow students to practice skills       methods of sound leadership and decision-making. Topics
using simulated business situations.                              include basic principles and how to use them to solicit
                                                                  cooperation and develop positive senior-subordinate
MKT 163 – COMPUTER SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER                            relationships, the various leadership styles, decision-making
SERVICE                                                           processes and how to make sound and timely decisions,
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3                     leadership within the framework of the major functions of
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MKT 162                                 management, and delegation of authority and
Provides students with the fundamentals of computer skills        responsibility.
used in a customer service environment. Topics include:
introduction to computer technology, introduction to the          MSD 107 – TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE
Windows environment, introduction to word processing,             EVALUATION
introduction to spreadsheets, introduction to databases,          Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
introduction to E-mail, and credit card processing.               This course explores the supervisory functions of staffing,
                                                                  training and performance evaluation. Topics include the
MKT 164 – BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE                                 importance of selection and interview techniques, the
CUSTOMER SERVICE ENVIRONMENT                                      supervisors responsibility in providing equal employment
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3                     opportunity; the importance of training, principles and
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MKT 163                                 types of training, steps in training; coaching, counseling
Provides students with the fundamentals of basic business         and evaluating employees; dealing with unions, physical
skills used in the customer service environment. Topics           security and safety.
include: introduction to business correspondence, basic
business calculations, change environment, managing               NPT 112 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING
multiple tasks and priorities, and tools for team problem-        PRACTICUM I
solving and service improvement.                                  Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7
                                                                  Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110
MKT 165 – PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN                               Corequisite: NSG 112
CUSTOMER SERVICE                                                  Focuses on health management and maintenance and the
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 1                     prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MKT 164                                 deviations from the normal state of health. The definition
Provides students with skills that will allow them to present     of client care includes using the nursing process,
a positive image to both co-workers and customers. Topics         performing assessments, using critical thinking, and
include: personal wellness and stress management, positive        providing client education. Topics include: health
image, and job interview skills.                                  management and maintenance and prevention of illness,
                                                                  care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the
MSD 101 – INTERPERSONAL EMPLOYEE                                  normal state of health in the cardiovascular, respiratory,
                                                                  endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; client
RELATIONS
                                                                  care, treatment, pharmacology, medication administration,
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                     and diet therapy related to the cardiovascular, respiratory,
This course explores the interpersonal dynamics of the            endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; and
workplace environment with special focus on the senior-           standard precautions.
subordinate relationship. Topics include employee relation
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NPT 113 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM II                 clients, and the newborn; client care, treatment,
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7                  pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy
Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110                        related to the reproductive system, obstetric clients, and
Corequisite: NSG 113                                            the newborn; and standard precautions.
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the
prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and   NPT 215 - NURSING LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM
deviations from the normal state of health. The definition      Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 2
of client care includes using the nursing process,              Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110
performing assessments, using critical thinking, and            Corequisite: NSG 215
providing client education. Topics include: health              Builds on the concepts presented in prior nursing courses
management and maintenance and prevention of illness,           and develops the skills necessary for successful
care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the      performance in the job market. Topics include: application
normal state of health in the musculoskeletal, neurological,    of the nursing process, critical thinking, supervisory skills,
integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health, and          client education methods, group and other TQM
oncology; client care, treatment, pharmacology, medication      processes, and conflict resolution.
administration, and diet therapy related to the
musculoskeletal, neurological, integumentary, and sensory       NSG 110 - NURSING FUNDAMENTALS
systems, mental health, and oncology; and standard
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-12 Credit Hours: 10
precautions.
                                                                Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 104, ENG 101, MAT 101,
                                                                PSY 101
NPT 212 - PEDIATRIC NURSING PRACTICUM                           An introduction to the nursing process. Topics include:
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 2                   orientation to the profession; ethics and law; community
Prerequisite: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110                         health; client care which is defined as using the nursing
Corequisites: NPT 213, NSG 213, NSG 212                         process, using critical thinking, and providing client
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the            education and includes principles and skills of nursing
prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and   practice, documentation, and an introduction to physical
deviations from the normal state of health. The definition      assessment; geriatrics; customer/client relationships; and
of client care includes using the nursing process,              standard precautions.
performing assessments, using critical thinking, and
providing client education. Topics include: health              NSG 112 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I
management and maintenance and prevention of illness,
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-9, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 9
care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the
                                                                Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110
normal state of health in the pediatric client; client care,
                                                                Corequisite: NPT 112
treatment, pharmacology, medication administration, and
                                                                Focuses on health management and maintenance and the
diet therapy of the pediatric client; growth and
                                                                prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and
development; and standard precautions.
                                                                deviations from the normal state of health. The definition
                                                                of client care includes using the nursing process,
NPT 213 - OBSTETRICAL NURSING PRACTICUM                         performing assessments, using critical thinking, and
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-9 Credit Hours: 3                   providing client education. Topics include: health
Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110                        management and maintenance and prevention of illness,
Corequisites: NPT 212, NSG 213, NSG 212                         care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the            normal state of health in the cardiovascular, respiratory,
prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and   endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; client
deviations from the normal state of health. The definition      care, treatment, pharmacology, and diet therapy related to
of client care includes using the nursing process,              the cardiovascular respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and
performing assessments, using critical thinking, and            gastrointestinal systems; and standard precautions.
providing client education. Topics include: health              NSG 113 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING II
management and maintenance and prevention of illness;
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-9, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 9
care of the individual as a whole; and deviations from the
                                                                Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110
normal state of health in the reproductive system, obstetric
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Corequisite: NPT 113                                            NSG 215 - NURSING LEADERSHIP
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the            Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2
prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and   Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110
deviations from the normal state of health. The definition      Corequisite: NPT 215
of client care includes using the nursing process,              Builds on the concepts presented in prior nursing courses
performing assessments, using critical thinking, and            and develops the skills necessary for successful
providing client education. Topics include: health              performance in the job market. Topics include:
management and maintenance and prevention of illness,           application of nursing process skills, critical thinking skills,
care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the      supervision skills, client education skills, group and other
normal state of health in the musculoskeletal, neurological,    TQM skills, and conflict resolution skills.
integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health, and
oncology; client care, treatment, pharmacology, and diet        PGT 101 - INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINTING
therapy related to the musculoskeletal, neurological,           INDUSTRY
integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health, and          Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 8
oncology; and standard precautions.                             Prerequisite: Provisional admission
                                                                Introduces the beginning student to overview and the
NSG 212 - PEDIATRIC NURSING                                     fundamentals of printing industry. Emphasizes the
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   overview of graphic design. Topics include: first aid and
Prerequisite: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110                         safety, graphic design, electronic imaging, reproduction
Corequisite: NPT 213, NPT 212, NSG 212                          photography/digital reproduction, image assembly, offset
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the            duplication, bindery, measurement, industry overview, and
prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and   printers math.
deviations from the normal state of health. The definition
of client care includes using the nursing process,              PGT 102 – BASIC PUBLICATIONS DESIGN
performing assessments, using critical thinking, and            Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
providing client education. Topics include: health              Prerequisite: Provisional admission
management and maintenance and prevention of illness,           Introduces beginning students to basic of and principles of
care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the      publications design. Topics include: safety, design
normal state of health in the pediatric client; client care,    principles, basic desktop publishing, software, file
treatments, pharmacology, and diet therapy of the pediatric     management, typography, measurement, page layout, and
client; growth and development; and standard precautions.       quality issues.

NSG 213 - OBSTETRICAL NURSING                                   PGT 103 – ADVANCED PUBLICATIONS DESIGN
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110                        Prerequisites: PGT 102
Corequisites: NPT 213, NPT 212, NSG 212                         Focuses on the advanced study of publications design.
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the            Topics include: safety, page layout, basic scanning,
prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and   graphics, file formats, font management, color theory, and
deviations from the normal state of health. The definition      quality issues.
of client care includes using the nursing process,
performing assessments, using critical thinking, and
                                                                PGT 107 - COLOR PHOTO MANIPULATION AND
providing client education. Topics include: health
management and maintenance and prevention of illness,           SCANNING
care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the      Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
normal state of health in the reproductive system, obstetric    Prerequisite: PGT 128
clients, and the newborn; client care, treatments,              Emphasizes the overview and the fundamentals of color
pharmacology, and diet therapy related to the reproductive      photo manipulation and scanning. Topics include: safety,
system, obstetric clients, and the newborn; and standard
precautions.
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color theory, color scanning techniques, color correction,     duplicator attachments for specialty printing, controls and
duotone and multitone, color separation techniques,            aids for register printing, advanced printing on various
special effects and filters, Process control, and industry     substrates, multicolor printing and various quality control
standards/quality control (swop- standard web offset           teaching, planning and scheduling, and process printing.
practices).
                                                               PGT 124 – ADVAMCED OFFSET PRESS
PGT 109 – COLOR DIGITAL PRODUCTION                             OPERATIONS
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6                  Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite: PGT 128                                          Prerequisite: PGT 121
Focuses on color digital production process. Topics            Provides instruction in advanced press operations.
include: first aid and safety, process color assembly, color   Platemaking ink technology and paper technology are
separation production, trapping operations, color proofing     covered in-depth. Topics include: safety in press operations,
operations, process color production, press                    plate making for press operations, ink technology for large
proof/inspection, and densitometry/color.                      press operations, fountain chemistry for press operations,
                                                               planning and scheduling, single color printing, positioning
PGT 111 – BASIC PRESS OPERATIONS I                             and registration, make and ready for press operations, press
Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 8                  adjustments, quality control, and cleaning and
Prerequisite: Program admission                                maintenance.
Introduces students to the basics of press operations.
Topics include: safety, plating making, press operations,      PGT 128 – BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO
paper handling, chemistry, printing methods, press and
                                                               MANIPULATION AD SCANNING
bindery equipment, ink technology, and control devices.
                                                               Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
PGT 115 – IMAGE OUTPUT AND PREFLIGHT                           Prerequisite: Program admission
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6                  Focuses on the overview and fundamentals of black and
Prerequisite: Program admission                                white photo manipulation and scanning. Topics include:
Introduces the students to the study of image output and       safety, scanning operations, resolution, sizing/scaling, file
assembly. Topics include: safety, basic film assembly, film    formats, photo manipulation software, halftone gray scale
processing/chemistry, basic multicolor assembly,               theory, gray scale, quality control and calibration, OCR
outputting files, film composition and contacting, proofing    software, file conversion, digital input, digital
and plate making, registration methods, output control         manipulation, digital output, multitasking, industry
(preflighting), imposition, trapping, color proofing, and      production techniques and industry standards/quality
calibration/quality control.                                   control.

                                                               PGT 130 - GRAPHIC ARTS
PGT 120 – BASIC OFFSET PRESS I
                                                               PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP
Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite: PGT 102                                          Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-33 Credit Hours: 12
Introduces the student to offset press technology. Topics      Prerequisites: All other courses within the Basic
include: safety, duplicator platemaking, fundamentals of       Printing/Graphics Technology specialization, program
paper technology for duplicator operations, ink technology     admission
for duplicator operations, make ready, single-color printing   Provides an approved industry setting or structured in-
operations, fountain chemistry pH, planning and                school program emulating industry production deadlines
scheduling, recording, and cleaning and maintenance.           for skill development and enhancement. Emphasizes
                                                               applied production skills in all areas of the printing
                                                               process. This course is structured to provide smooth entry
PGT 122 – BASIC OFFSET PRESS II
                                                               into the printing industry after course completion. Topics
Weekly Hours: Class-6, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 8                  include: planning and scheduling; design work;
Prerequisites: PGT 115                                         typesetting; mechanical art; process photography;
Emphasizes the advanced offset press technology. Topics        composition operations; organization and maintenance
include: safety and advanced duplicator, specialty inks,       procedures; desktop publishing procedures; image
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assembly; platemaking; film composition; color stripping;       Introduces the student to principles of receiving, storing,
proofing; duplicator operations; advanced duplicator            and dispensing medications. Topics include: purchasing,
operations; large sheet press operations; finishing and         packaging, and labeling drugs; pharmacy policies and
bindery operations; and production management, trade            procedures; distribution systems; documentation; inventory
customs, and work ethics.                                       and filing systems; specific drugs; compounding;
                                                                contamination control; storage and control; pharmacy
PGT 139 - HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE                              equipment; and health care organizational structure. This
PRINTING INDUSTRY                                               course provides laboratory and clinical practice.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: PGT 101                                           PHR 103 - PRINCIPLES OF STERILE MEDICATION
Provides instruction in safety practices in the printing        PREPARATION
industry. Topics include: chemical handling and disposal,       Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
fire prevention, lighting requirements, mechanical hazards,     Prerequisites: PHR 101, PHR 102
air and noise standards, and organization and                   Corequisite: PHR 105
maintenance.                                                    Continues the development of student knowledge and
                                                                skills in preparing medication, processing glassware, and
PGT 140 - STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL                           maintaining an aseptic environment. Topics include:
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   aseptic and sterile techniques, parenteral admixtures,
Prerequisite: PGT 101                                           hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, filtering, disinfecting,
Provides instruction in quality control from a statistical      contamination, ophthalmic preparations, infection control,
perspective. Topics include: types of data, methods of          and quality control.
data collection, areas of collection, reporting, and decision
making.                                                         PHR 105 - PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY
                                                                PRACTICUM
PHR 100 PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS                             Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5                   Prerequisites: PHR 101, PHR 102
Prerequisite: MAT 101                                           Corequisite: PHR 103
Develops knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical                 Orients students to the clinical environment and provides
calculations procedures. Topics include: systems of             experiences with the basic skills necessary for the pharmacy
measurement, medication dispensing calculations,                technician. Topics include: aseptic and sterile techniques,
pharmacy mathematical procedures, and calculation tools         storage and control, documentation, inventory, filing,
and techniques.                                                 compounding, parenteral admixtures, filtering,
                                                                disinfection, medication delivery, and hospital pharmacy
PHR 101 - PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY                                   techniques.
FUNDAMENTALS
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 5                   PHR 106 - ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                             PRINCIPLES
Provides an overview of the pharmacy technology field and       Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 5
develops the fundamental concepts and principles                Prerequisites: PHR 103, PHR 105, SCT 100
necessary for successful participation in the pharmacy field.   Corequisite: PHR 107
Topics include: safety, orientation to the pharmacy             Presents the advanced concepts and principles needed in
technology field, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),          the pharmacy technology field. Topics include: disease
drug addition and abuse, ethics and laws, definitions and       states, treatment modalities, pharmaceutical side effects
terms, and reference sources.                                   and drug interactions, controlled substances, physician
                                                                orders, patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, job
PHR 102 - PRINCIPLES OF DISPENSING                              readiness, and legal requirements.
MEDICATIONS
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite: PHR 100
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PHR 107 - ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY                         competency
PRACTICUM                                                      Provides the student with an overview of radiography and
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7                 patient care. Students will be oriented to the radiographic
Prerequisites: PHR 103, PHR 105, SCT 100                       profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient
Corequisite: PHR 106                                           care with consideration of both physical and psychological
Continues the development of student knowledge and             conditions. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal
skills applicable to pharmacy technology practice. Topics      considerations, "Right to Know Law," professionalism,
include: dispensing responsibilities, physician orders,        basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of
controlled substances, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy,        exposure, equipment introduction, health care delivery
patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, ophthalmic            systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital
preparations, and hospital/retail/home health pharmacy         and technical institution affiliation, body mechanics/
techniques.                                                    transportation, vital signs, medical emergencies, contrast
                                                               agents, CPR, medical and surgical asepsis, OR and mobile
                                                               procedures, patient preparation, and death and dying.
PHY 221 – PHYSICS I
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
                                                               RAD 104 – BODY TRUNK AND UPPER
Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 104
Introduces the practical application of mechanics theory.      EXTREMITY PROCEDURES
Topics include: basic physics concepts, force vectors, work,   Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
rate, power, and measurements and systems of units.            Prerequisites/Corequisites: AHS 101
                                                               Introduces the knowledge required to perform
PHY 222 – PHYSICS II                                           radiographic procedures applicable to the human anatomy.
                                                               Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
                                                               radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstrate
Prerequisite: PHY 221
                                                               the application of theoretical principles and concepts.
Continues the practical application of mechanics theory.
                                                               Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures;
Topics include: heat, light, sound, statics, and dynamics of
                                                               positioning terminology; positioning considerations; and
fluids.
                                                               procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to
PSY 101 – BASIC PSYCHOLOGY                                     body cavities, upper extremities, the shoulder girdle, and
                                                               the bony thorax imaging, principles, radiographic quality,
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            radiation protection, equipment introduction, and patient
                                                               preparation/disclaimer contract.
Presents the basic principles of human behavior and their
application to everyday life and work. Topics include:
introduction to psychology; social environments;               RAD 106 - LOWER EXTREMITY AND SPINE
communications and group processes; personality;               PROCEDURES
emotions and motives; conflicts, stress, and anxiety;          Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3
perception and learning; and life span development.            Prerequisite: RAD 101
PSY 153 – A GUIDE TO SUCCESS                                   Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 2                  radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                            routine projections of the lower extremities, anatomy and
This course is designed to acclimate the new student to        routine projections of the pelvic girdle, anatomy and
strategies that are conducive to educational achievement       routine projections of the spine.
and success. Topics include: learning styles,
communication styles, study skills, time management, self-     RAD 107 - PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC
awareness and goal setting, creativity and supportive          EXPOSURE I
resources for the educational experience.                      Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
                                                               Prerequisite/Corequisite: RAD 101
RAD 101 - INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY                          Introduces knowledge of the factors that govern and
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 6                  influence the production of the radiographic image on
Prerequisite: Program admission level reading and math         radiographic film. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate
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applications of theoretical principles and concepts.          radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and
Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques           routine cranial radiography and anatomy and routine facial
required to process radiographic film. Topics include:        radiography.
radiographic density, radiographic contrast, recorded
detail, distortion, exposure latitude, film holders and       RAD 115 - RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE I
intensifying screens, processing area considerations,         Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5
chemicals, handling and storage of film, characteristics of   Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 103
films utilized in radiographic procedures, automatic          Introduces the concepts of basic physics and emphasizes
processor, artifacts, silver recovery, processing quality     the fundamentals of r-ray generating equipment. Topics
assurance concepts, and state and federal regulations.        include: atomic structure, structure of matter, magnetism
                                                              and electromagnetism, electrodynamics, and control of
RAD 108 – RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III                         high voltage rectification, x-ray circuitry, x-ray tubes &
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                 rectifiers, production and characteristics of radiation
Prerequisite: BIO 193, RAD 101
Introduces the knowledge required to perform                  RAD 116 - PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC
radiographic procedures applicable to human anatomy.          EXPOSURE II
Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
radiographs, and laboratory experiences will demonstrate
                                                              Prerequisite: RAD 107
the application of theoretical principles and concepts.
                                                              Continues to develop knowledge of the factors that govern
Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures;
                                                              and influence the production of the radiographic image on
positioning terminology; positioning considerations;
                                                              radiographic film. Topics include: beam limiting devices,
procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to
                                                              beam filtration, scattered/secondary radiation, control of
body cavities, upper extremities, and the shoulder girdle;
                                                              the remnant beam, technique formation, and exposure
anatomy and routine projections of the lower extremities;
                                                              calculations.
and anatomy and routine projections of the pelvic girdle.
                                                              RAD 117 - RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT
RAD 109 - CONTRAST PROCEDURES
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 3
                                                              Prerequisite: RAD 116
Prerequisite: RAD 106
                                                              Provides knowledge of equipment routinely utilized to
Continues development of the knowledge and skill
                                                              produce diagnostic images. Various recording media and
required prior to execution of radiographic procedures in
                                                              techniques are discussed. Topics include: radiographic
the clinical setting. Topics include: gastrointestinal (GI)
                                                              equipment, image intensified fluoroscopy, recording media
procedures, genitourinary (GU) procedures, biliary system
                                                              and techniques, image noise, other imaging equipment,
procedures, and other radiographic procedures.
                                                              computer literacy, monitoring and maintenance, and state
                                                              and federal regulations.
RAD 110 – RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II - A
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 4                 RAD 119 - RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY AND
Prerequisites: BIO 194, RAD 108
                                                              MEDICAL TERMIOLOGY
Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform
radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and          Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
routine projections of the spine, anatomy and routine         Prerequisite: AHS 101
projections of the bony thorax, anatomy and routine           Provides the student with an introduction to the concepts
projections of the cranium, and anatomy and routine           of disease. Pathology and disease as they relate to various
projections of the facial bones.                              radiographic procedures are discussed. Topics include:
                                                              pathology fundamentals, trauma/physical injury, and
                                                              systemic classification of disease and medical terminology
RAD 113 - CRANIUM PROCEDURES
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-1 Credit Hours: 2
                                                              RAD 120 - PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION BIOLOGY
Prerequisite: RAD 101
Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform
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AND PROTECTION                                                  radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 5                   and indirect supervision.
Prerequisite: Program admission level math and English
competency                                                      RAD 134 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY III
Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation        Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7
interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factors affecting   Prerequisites: RAD 109; RAD 133
cell response are presented. Acute and chronic effects of       Prerequisites/Corequisites: RAD 113
radiation are discussed. Topics include: radiation detection    Provides students with continued hospital setting work
and measurement, patient protection, personnel                  experience. Students improve skills in executing procedures
protection, absorbed dose equivalencies, agencies and           introduced in Radiographic Procedures I and II and
regulations, introduction to radiation biology, cell            practiced in previous clinicals. Topics include: equipment
anatomy, radiation/cell interaction, and effects of             utilization; exposure techniques; participation in and/or
radiation.                                                      observation of gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU),
                                                                and biliary system procedures; and participation in and/or
RAD 126 - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY REVIEW                          observation of cranial and facial radiography. Execution of
Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 4                   radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct
Prerequisites/Corequisites: RAD 134, RAD 138                    and indirect supervision.
Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses
and helps the student prepare for national certification        RAD 135 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY IV
examinations for radiographers. Topics include:                 Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7
principles of radiographic exposure; radiographic               Prerequisite: RAD 101
procedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and                 Provides students with continued hospital setting work
terminology; radiologic science and equipment; radiation        experience. Students continue to develop proficiency in
protection; and patient care techniques.                        executing procedures introduced in Radiographic. Topics
                                                                include: sterile techniques; participation in and/or
RAD 132 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY I                                observation of minor special procedures, special
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-14 Credit Hours: 4                  equipment use, and genitourinary system procedures; and
Prerequisites: Program admission                                participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial
Prerequisite/Corequisite: RAD 104 or RAD 108                    radiography. Execution of radiographic procedures will be
Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and        conducted under direct and indirect supervision.
provides an opportunity for students to participate in or
observe radiographic procedures. Topics include:                RAD 136 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY V
orientation to hospital areas and procedures; orientation       Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7
to mobile/surgery; orientation to radiography and               Prerequisites: RAD 135
fluoroscopy; participation in and/or observation of             Provides students with continued hospital setting work
procedures related to body cavities, the shoulder girdle,       experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiency
and upper extremities, and bony thorax. Students' activities    levels in skills introduced in Radiographic Procedures and
are under direct supervision.                                   practiced in previous clinical radiography courses. Topics
                                                                include: advanced radiographic anatomy; equipment
RAD 133 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY II                               utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques;
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7                  participation in and/or observation of angiographic,
Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 101                                 interventional, minor special, and special genitourinary
Prerequisite/Corequisite: RAD 112                               system procedures; and participation in and/or
Continues introductory student learning experiences in          observation of special equipment use. Execution of
the hospital setting. Topics include: equipment utilization;    radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct
exposure techniques; participation in and/or observation        and indirect supervision.
of routine projections of the lower extremities, pelvic
girdle, spine, and bony thorax; and participation in and/or     RAD 137 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY VI
observation of procedures related to the gastrointestinal       Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-28 Credit Hours: 9
(GI), genitourinary (GU), and biliary systems. Execution of
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Prerequisite: RAD 136                                         SUR 102 - PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL
Prerequisite/Corequisite: RAD 120                             TECHNOLOGY
Provides a hospital setting in which students continue to     Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 5
develop proficiency levels in skills introduced in Previous   Prerequisites: SUR 101; SUR 108; and PSY 101
Radiographic Procedures Courses and practiced in              Provides continued study of surgical team participation by
previous clinical radiography courses. Topics include:        introducing basic case preparation/procedures and
equipment utilization, exposure techniques, and               creation/maintenance of the sterile field. Topics include:
participation in and/or observation of routine and special    basic case preparation and procedures, creation and
radiographic procedures. Execution of radiographic            maintenance of the sterile field, surgical supplies and
procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect        accessory equipment, wound management, principles of
supervision.                                                  surgery, minimal invasive surgery, and outpatient surgical
                                                              procedures.
RAD 138 - CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY VII
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-28 Credit Hours: 9                SUR 108 - SURGICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Prerequisite: RAD 137                                         Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
Provides a culminating hospital setting work experience       Prerequisites: AHS 104; AHS 109; BIO 193; SCT 100;
which allows the students to synthesize information and       ENG 101, MAT 101
procedural instruction provided throughout the program.       Corequisites: SUR 101; and PSY 101
Topics include: equipment utilization, exposure               Introduces the fundamentals of surgical microbiology.
techniques, participation in and/or observation of routine    Topics include: historical development of microbiology, cell
and special radiographic procedures, and final completion     structure and theory, microbial function, human and
of all required clinical competencies. Execution of           pathogen relationships, infectious process, bloodborne and
radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct        airborne pathogens, defense microorganisms, infection
and indirect supervision.                                     control, and principles of microbial control and
                                                              destruction.
SCT 100 - INTRODUCTION TO
MICROCOMPUTERS                                                SUR 109 - SURGICAL PATIENT CARE
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3                 Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                           Prerequisites: SUR 101; SUR 108; and PSY 101
Introduces the fundamental concepts and operations            Introduces a complex diversity of surgical patients. Topics
necessary to use microcomputers. Emphasis is placed on        include: physiological diversities and needs, special patient
basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics     needs, preoperative routine, intraoperative patient care,
include: computer terminology, introduction to the            surgical emergencies, documentation and assessment
Windows environment, introduction to networking,              skills, postoperative patient care, and care of the caregiver.
introduction to word processing, introduction to
spreadsheets, and introduction to databases.                  SUR 110 - SURGICAL PHARMACOLOGY
                                                              Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs- 2 Credit Hours: 3
SUR 101 - INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL                            Prerequisites: SUR 101; SUR 108; and PSY 101
TECHNOLOGY                                                    Corequisites: SUR 102, SUR 109
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 6                 Introduces the fundamentals of intraoperative
Prerequisite: Program admission                               pharmacology, and emphasizes concepts of anesthesia
Provides an overview of the surgical technology profession    administration. Topics include: weights and
and develops the fundamental concepts and principles          measurements, drug conversions, interpretation of drug
necessary to successfully participate on a surgical team.     orders, legal aspects of drug administration, intraoperative
Topics include: orientation to surgical technology, asepsis   pharmacologic agents, and anesthesia fundamentals.
and the surgical environment, basic instrumentation and
equipment, principles of the sterilization process, and       SUR 112 - INTRODUCTORY SURGICAL
application of sterilization principles.
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PRACTICUM                                                     Prerequisites/Corequisites: SUR 203, SUR 204, SUR 213
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-21 Credit Hours: 7                Provides opportunity for students to complete all required
Prerequisites: Program admission, AHS 101 and SUR 101         Surgical Technology procedures through active
(taken no longer than 6 months prior to enrollment in         participation in surgery in the clinical setting. Topics
SUR 112)                                                      include: primary scrub on specialty surgical procedures;
Prerequisite/Corequisite: SUR 102                             participation as a surgical team conducting ophthalmic,
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides     orthopedic, thoracic, vascular, cardiovascular, and
experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical        neurosurgery procedures; independent case preparation
technologist. Topics include: scrubbing, gowning, gloving,    and implementation of intraoperative skills; and
and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of      demonstration of employability skills.
instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field;     SUR 224 - SEMINAR IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
basic instrumentation; and environmental sanitation.          Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-0 Credit Hours: 3
                                                              Prerequisites/Corequisites: SUR 214
SUR 203 - SURGICAL PROCEDURES I                               Prepares students for entry into careers as surgical
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 6                 technologists and enables them to effectively review for the
Prerequisites: SUR 102, SUR 109, SUR 110, SUR 112             national certification examination. Topics include:
Corequisite: SUR 213                                          professional preparation, certification review, and test-
Continues introduction to surgical procedures, incisions,     taking skills.
wound closure, operative pathology, and common
complications as applied to general and specialty surgery.    WLD 100 - INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
Topics include: general surgery and special techniques,       TECHNOLOGY
obstetrical and gynecological surgery, gastrointestinal       Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 6
surgery, genitourinary surgery, head and neck surgery, and    Prerequisite: Provisional admission
plastic and reconstructive surgery.                           Provides an introduction to welding technology with an
                                                              emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and
SUR 204 - SURGICAL PROCEDURES II                              operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety
Weekly Hours: Class-5, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 6                 and health practices, hand tool and power machine use,
Prerequisites: SUR 203, SUR 213                               measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding
Corequisite: SUR 214                                          power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction
Continues development of student knowledge and skills         to welding codes and standards.
applicable to specialty surgery areas. Topics include:
ophthalmic surgery, orthopedic surgery, thoracic surgery,     WLD 101 - OXYFUEL CUTTING
vascular surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and neurosurgery.   Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 4
SUR 213 - SPECIALTY SURGICAL PRACTICUM                        Prerequisite/Corequisite: WLD 100
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-24 Credit Hours: 8                Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices,
Prerequisites: SUR 102, SUR 109, SUR 110, SUR 112,            equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating
SUR 203                                                       and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and
Continues development of surgical team participation          cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches
through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on            and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting
observation/participation in routine procedures and           techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting
procedures for general and specialty surgery. Topics          techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the
include: participation in and/or observation of general       laboratory is provided.
surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and
gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, head and neck   WLD 102 - OXYACETYLENE WELDING
surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.              Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 1
                                                              Prerequisite: WLD 100
SUR 214 - ADVANCED SPECIALTY SURGICAL
PRACTICUM
Weekly Hours: Class-0, Labs-24 Credit Hours: 8
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Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices,            Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and
equipment, and techniques necessary to perform basic            techniques required for shielded metal arc welding
oxyacetylene welding operations. Topics include: welding        (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests,
theory; oxyacetylene welding safety; use of gas cylinders       vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student
and regulators; use of torches, tips, and apparatus; welding    progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics
without filler rods; running beads with filler rods; butt,      include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices,
open butt, and lap joints; and brazing and soldering.           selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW,
Practice in the laboratory is provided.                         vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.

WLD 103 - BLUEPRINT READING I                                   WLD 107 - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING IV
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3                   Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 100                               Prerequisite: WLD 104
Introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for reading       Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and
welding and related blueprints and sketches. Topics             techniques required for shielded metal arc welding
include: basic lines; sketching; basic and sectional views;     (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests,
dimensions, notes, and specifications; isometrics; and          overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student
detail and assembly of prints.                                  progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics
                                                                include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices,
WLD 104 - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING I                          selection and applications of electrodes for overhead
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6                   SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to
Prerequisite/Corequisite: WLD 100                               specification.
Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices,
equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc       WLD 108 - BLUEPRINT READING II
welding (SMAW) in the flat position. Qualification tests,       Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-4 Credit Hours: 3
flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress   Prerequisite: WLD 103
toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include:        Emphasizes welding symbols and definitions through
SMAW safety and health practices, fundamental SMAW              which the engineer or designer communicates with the
theory, basic electrical principles, SMAW machines and set      welder. Welding symbols are considered an integral part of
up, electrode identification and selection, materials           blueprint reading for the welder. Topics include: welding
selection and preparation, and production of beads and          symbols and abbreviations; basic joints for weldment
joints in the flat position.                                    fabrications; industrially used welds; surfacing back or
                                                                backing, and melt-thru welds; and structural shapes and
WLD 105 - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING II                         joint design.
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite: WLD 104                                           WLD 109 - GAS METAL ARC WELDING
of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal        (GMAW/MIG)
SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, Introduces the major              Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
theory, safety practices, and techniques required for           Prerequisite: WLD 100
shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal             Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment
position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used    and techniques required for successful gas metal arc
in the evaluation of student progress toward making             welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the
industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal           evaluation of student progress toward making industrial
SMAW safety and health practices, selection and                 standard welds. Topics include: GMAW safety and health
applications of electrodes, selection and applications for      practices; GMAW theory, machines, and set up; transfer
horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and                    modes; wire selection; shielded gas selection; and GMAW
horizontal SMAW to specification.                               joints in all positions.

WLD 106 - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING III                        WLD 110 - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
Weekly Hours: Class-3, Labs-7 Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite: WLD 104
  140                                       Course Descriptions

(GTAW/TIG)
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-5 Credit Hours: 4                   WLD 151 - FABRICATION PRACTICES
Prerequisite: WLD 100                                           Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-2 Credit Hours: 5
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas,      Prerequisite: WLD 107, WLD 108, WLD 109
equipment, and techniques required for successful gas           Presents practices common in the welding and metal
tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are   fabrication industry. Topics include: metal fabrication
used in the evaluating of student progress toward making        safety and health practices and metal fabrication
industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety          procedures.
and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning
procedures; GTAW machines and set up; selection of filler       WLD 152 - PIPE WELDING
rods; GTAW weld positions; and production of GTAW
                                                                Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5
beads, bead patterns, and joints.
                                                                Prerequisite: WLD 107, WLD 108
                                                                Provides the opportunity to apply skills to pipe welding
WLD 112 - PREPARATION FOR INDUSTRIAL                            operations. Topics include: pipe welding safety and health
QUALIFICATION                                                   practices, pipe welding nomenclature, pipe layout and
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-6 Credit Hours: 4                   preparation, pipe joint assembly, horizontal welds on pipe
Prerequisites: WLD 101, WLD 105, WLD 106, WLD                   (2G), vertical welds on pipe (5G), and welds on 45 degree
107, WLD 108, WLD 109, WLD 110                                  angle pipe (6G).
Introduces industrial qualification methods, procedures,
and requirements. Students are prepared to meet the             WLD 153 - FLUX CORED ARC WELDING
qualification criteria of selected national welding codes and   Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-8 Credit Hours: 5
standards. Topics include: test methods and procedures,         Prerequisite: WLD 100
national industrial codes and standards, fillet and groove      Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment,
weld specimens, and preparation for qualifications and job      and techniques required for successful flux cored arc
entry.                                                          welding (FCAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used
                                                                in the evaluation of student progress toward making
WLD 133 - METAL WELDING AND CUTTING                             industrial standards welds. Topics include: FCAW safety
TECHNIQUES                                                      and health practices, FCAW theory, machine set up and
Weekly Hours: Class-2, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 3                   operation, shielded gas selection, and FCAW joints in all
Prerequisite: Provisional admission                             positions.
Provides instruction in the fundamental use of the electric
arc welder and the oxyacetylene cutting outfit. Emphasis is
placed on safe setup and use of equipment. Topics               WLD 154 - PLASMA CUTTING
include: arc welding, flame cutting, safety practices, and      Weekly Hours: Class-4, Labs-3 Credit Hours: 5
brazing.                                                        Prerequisite: WLD 100
                                                                Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment,
WLD 150 - ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC                             and techniques required for plasma cutting. Topics
WELDING                                                         include: safety practices; plasma torch and theory; plasma
Weekly Hours: Class-1, Labs-10 Credit Hours: 5                  machine set up and operation; and plasma cutting
Prerequisite: WLD 100, WLD 110                                  techniques.
Provides advanced knowledge of theory, safety practices,
inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for
successful gas tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all
positions are used in the evaluation of student progress
toward making advanced industrial standard welds. Topics
include: shielding gases, metal cleaning procedures GTAW
machines and equipment set-up, selection of filler rods,
GTAW weld positions, and advanced production of
GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints in all positions.
Course Descriptions   141
142   Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions   143
  144                                       Faculty and Staff
                                       Full-time Faculty and Staff as of July 1, 2002

Office of the President                                               Ruby Riesinger     Apprenticeship Coordinator
James A. Bridges           President                                  Heidi Woods        Special Projects Assistant
     Linda Rowe            Administrative Assistant                   Brooke Hamrick     Tech Prep Coordinator
                                                                      Carla Carter       School-to-Work
                                                                                          Coordinator
Office of the Executive Vice President                                Laura Lerdall      High School Services
Mary Ann Hagler            Executive Vice President                                       Coordinator
    Sherrell Luke          Administrative Assistant                   Shalonda Sanders   Fatherhood Coordinator
                                                                      Sandra Hunter      New Connections to Work
Administrative Services                                                                   Coordinator
Keren Wynn                 Vice President for                         Mary Hayes         Workshop Facilitator
                            Administrative Services
    Eric Spychalski        Purchasing Assistant                 Student Records
    Deeanna White          Administrative Coordinator           John Wilkinson           MIS Director / Registrar
    Erik Ashley            Payroll/Personnel                         Tricia Smith        Student Information
    Patsy Gillihan         Accounts Payable Tech                                          Specialist
    Janice Stephenson      Accounts Receivable Tech                   Angela Grant       Records Clerk
    Angie Fuller           Accounting Clerk                           Marilyn Harrison   Data Entry Clerk
    Pam O’Neal             Bookstore Coordinator
    Cheryl Pinkard         Bookstore Assistant /                Business & Industry Services
                            Receiving Clerk
                                                                Mike Bass                Vice President for Business
                                                                                          & Industry Services
Student Services                                                      Cathy Croft        Continuing Education
Garey Wood                 Vice President for                                             Specialist
                            Student Services                          Sheree Boggs       Administrative Assistant
    Brenda Radcliff             Receptionist                          Julie Espino       Technical Certificate
    Butch Moser            Director of Admissions                                         Specialist
    Marcia Lorden          Admissions Office Manager                  Tammy McKee        Technical Certificate Clerk
    Joy Ellenberg          Date Entry Specialist                      Rej Joyner         Computer Instruction
    Carol Manuel           Financial Aid Coordinator                                      Coordinator
    Paula Welch            Financial Aid Specialist                   Sheila Huling      Patient Care Assisting
    Alice Johnson          Financial Aid Specialist                                       Coordinator
    Shameca Stokes         Financial Aid Clerk                        Kevin Ross         Certified Manufacturing
    Debra Blair-Hodge      Student Services                                               Specialist Coordinator
                            Coordinator, Evening                      Phyllis Teepell    Customer Service Program
                            Division                                                      Coordinator
    Helen Penny            Institutional Effectiveness                Stacy Nichols      Customer Service Instructor
                            Coordinator                               Debbie Haskin      WIA Coordinator
    Sandra Ertlschweiger   Testing & Special Services                 Shannon Pollock    WIA Secretary
                            Coordinator                               Kelli Smith        Job Placement Coordinator
    Susan Courson          Developmental Studies                      Andrea Miller      Job Placement Secretary
                            Instructor
    Clarence Merritt       Developmental Studies                Instructional Services
                            Instructor                          G. J. Prater, Jr.        Director of Instruction
    Julia Dennard          Public Relations                           Darlene Gaskins    Administrative Secretary
                            Coordinator                               Larry Yarbrough    Director, Evening Division
    Angela Crance          Director of Development /                  Amanda Leavy       Evening Division Office
                           Foundation Director                                            Manager
    Debbie Durham          Public Relations /                         Lynn Cobb          Evening Division/CTD
                           Foundation Secretary                                           Secretary
                                    Faculty and Staff                                                145



Lamonica Miller     Evening Division/CTD                Jim Hesters          Data Communication
                     Secretary                                                Electronics Program
Mary Lou Thornton   Coordinator for Library &                                 Coordinator
                     Media Services                     Lynn Dowdy           Accounting Program
Sally Dorminey      Instructional Technology                                  Coordinator
                     Coordinator                        Jimmy Manning        Marketing Management
Amos Terrell        Information Technology                                    Program Coordinator
                     Director                           Lynn Bowen           Web Design/E-Commerce
Reese Lanier        Technology Specialist                                     Program Coordinator
                                                        Alison Watkins       Business Office Technology
Health Programs                                                               Program Coordinator
                                                        David Schmidt        Business Office Technology
Barbara Tucker      Paramedic Program
                                                                              Instructor
                     Coordinator
Cecelia Bruce       Medical Assisting Program
                     Coordinator                        Technical and Industrial Programs
Joanne Connell      Medical Assisting Instructor        Mike Kirkland        Drafting and Design
Ronnie Vitolo       Allied Health Core Advisor                                Program Coordinator
Linda Booth         Radiologic Technology               Carol Jeter          Cosmetology
                     Program Coordinator                                      Program Coordinator
Shelley Swafford    Pharmacy Technology                 Willis Anderson      Cosmetology Instructor
                     Program Coordinator                Cynthia Harrison     Cosmetology Instructor
Jackie Spriggs      Practical Nursing Program           Dan Baker            Auto Collision
                     Coordinator                                              Program Coordinator
Denese Davis        Practical Nursing Instructor        Steve Bilger         Automotive Technology
Mary Davis          Practical Nursing Instructor                              Program Coordinator
Melanie Barr        Practical Nursing Instructor        Ed Cannington, Sr.   Industrial Electric Technology
Dorothy Cox         Surgical Technology Program                               Program Coordinator
                     Coordinator                        Richard Dickert      Machine Tool Technology
Renee Graham        Dental Program                                            Program Coordinator
                     Coordinator                        Marilu Wentworth     Printing & Graphics
Randall Smith       Dentist                                                   Program Coordinator
Margaret Frailey    Dental Hygiene Instructor           Mike White           Commercial Truck Driving
Sandi Woodward      Dental Assisting Program                                  Program Coordinator
                     Coordinator                        Eddie Garner         Commercial Truck Driving
Brenda Johnson      Dental Receptionist                                       Instructor
Susan Jackson       Allied Health Core                  Yvonne Morris        Environmental Horticulture
                     Instructor                                               Program Coordinator
Angela Robinson     Medical Lab Technology              Ivory Gates          Air Conditioning Technology
                     Program Coordinator                                      Program Coordinator
                                                        Wally Rewis          Welding Program
Business Education Programs                                                   Coordinator
                                                        Drew Vickers         Industrial Systems Technology
Ken Kennedy         Business Education & CIS
                                                                              Program Coordinator
                     Program Coordinator
Linda Gelatt        Secretary
Jerry Smith         CIS Instructor                 Adult Literacy
John Thomason       CIS Instructor                 Denise Lee-Mathis         Director, Adult Literacy
Christina Rankin    CIS Instructor                      Lavett Goss          Secretary
Thivin Lanh         CIS Instructor                      Patrick Irvine       Instructor, Adult Literacy
                                                        Tim Beard            Instructor, Adult Literacy
                                                        Joanne Geiser        Instructor, Adult Literacy
  146                                        Faculty and Staff

     Alvin Payton           Instructor, Adult Literacy
     Betty Smith            Instructor, Adult Literacy
     Betty Howell           Instructor, Adult Literacy
     Cynthia Williams       Instructor, Adult Literacy
     Cherlyn                Instructor, Adult Literacy
      Sands-Anderson
     Carol Hartley-Oliver   Instructor, Adult Literacy
     Gwen Bullard           Instructor, Adult Literacy

Related Instruction
     Nancy Elsberry         English Program
                             Coordinator
     Phillip Taylor         Math Program Coordinator
     William Riley          Psychology Program
                             Coordinator


Cook County Workforce Development Center
E. J. Harris, Jr.           Director
      Tret Witherspoon      Asst. Director, Student
                            Services Coordinator
     Brenda Moore           Evening Division
                            Coordinator
     Leslie Barton          Administrative Assistant
                                                  Faculty and Staff                                                          147



      Faculty and Staff Members as of July 1, 2002.                         B.S., Business Education, Valdosta State University,
The year in parentheses is the year of first appointment at                 B.S., Computer Science, Valdosta State University
               Valdosta Technical College.                                  15 Graduate hours, Instructional Technology, Valdosta
                                                                            State University
Anderson, Willis (1987)
       Cosmetology
                                                                    Bridges, James A. (1984)
       Diploma, Cosmetology, Glynn Academy                                  President
       A.A.S., Technical Education, Valdosta State University               B.S. Ed., Industrial Arts, Georgia Southern University
       Georgia Board of Cosmetology License                                 M.Ed., Industrial Arts, Georgia Southern University
                                                                            Ed.S., Vocational Administration, University of Georgia
Baker, Thomas Daniel (1979)
        Automotive Collision Repair Technology
                                                                    Bruce, Cecelia (1984)
        Diploma, Auto Collision Repair, Moultrie Technical                 Medical Assisting
        Institute, A.A.S., Technology, Valdosta State University,          B.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University
        B.S. Ed., Valdosta State University
                                                                    Bullard, Gwendolyn (1999)
Barr, Melanie (2002)                                                        Adult Literacy
       Practical Nursing
                                                                            B.S. Business Education, Winthrop University
       B.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University
                                                                            M.A., Management, Webster University
Bass, Mike (1972)
       Vice President for Business and Industry Services            Cannington, Edward (1986)
                                                                           Industrial Electrical Technology
       B.S., Business Administration/Marketing, Valdosta
                                                                           Diploma, Industrial Residential Electricity, Valdosta
       State University, C.E.D.T. Certificate, DTAE (Certified
                                                                           Technical Institute
       Economic Development Trainer)
                                                                    Carter, Carla V. (2001)
Beard, Thomas Tim (1993)
                                                                            School to Work Coordinator
       Adult Literacy/Workforce Education Coordinator
       B.S. Ed., Industrial Education, Northern Illinois                    B.F.A., Communications, Valdosta State University
       University, M.Ed., Vocational Education,
       University of Illinois                                       Connell, JoAnne A. (1984)
                                                                           Medical Assisting
Bilger, Steve D. (1993)                                                    A.A., Secretarial Science, Norman Junior College
         Automotive Technology                                             B.S., Accounting/Business Administration, Valdosta
         ASE, Certified Master Automobile-Technician                       State University

Blair-Hodge, Debra (1992)                                           Courson, Susan (1992)
        Student Services Coordinator, Evening Division                     Developmental Studies
        B.S., Technical, Trade, & Industrial Ed., Valdosta State           B.B.A., Management, Valdosta State University
        University                                                         T-4 Certification in Mathematics

Booth, Linda (1978)                                                 Cox, Dorothy E. (1980)
       Radiologic Technology                                               Surgical Technology
       Diploma, Radiologic Technology, Valdosta Technical                  B.S.N., Nursing, Florida State University
       Institute, B.A., Technical Education, Valdosta State
       University                                                   Crance, Angela (2001)
Bowen, Lynn (1998)                                                         Foundation Director
       Computer Information Systems
  148                                             Faculty and Staff

        B.A., Arts/Interior Design, Jacksonville State University           B.S., Education, Georgia Southern University
                                                                            M.Ed., Education, Georgia Southern University
Davis, Denese (1993)
        Practical Nursing                                           Frailey, Margaret (1997)
        B.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University                           Dental Hygiene
        M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta State University               A.S., Dental Hygiene, Oakland Community College
                                                                             R.D.H., Georgia Board of Dentistry
Davis, Mary (1996)
        Practical Nursing                                           Garner, Eddie (1992)
        B.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University                          Commercial Truck Driving
        M.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University                          Technical Certificate-Commercial Truck Driving, DPS

Dennard, Julia (1998)                                               Gates, Ivory (1997)
      Public Relations Director                                             Heating & Air Conditioning
      B.A., History, English Minor, The Ohio State                          A.A.S., Heating Air Conditioning & Refrigeration,
      University, Graphic Design and Computer Graphics,                     USAF
      Valdosta State University
                                                                    Geiser, Joanne (1993)
Dennis, Charles (1998)                                                       Adult Literacy/Developmental Studies
       Web Systems Analyst                                                   B.S., Mathematics, Jersey City State College
       B.A., Computer Science, Valdosta State University                     M.S., Administration and Supervision, Nova University

Dickert, Richard E. (1990)                                          Graham, Renee (1996)
        Machine Tool Technology                                           Dental Hygiene
        A.A., Tool and Die Maker and Design, Midland                      A.S., Dental Hygiene, Albany Junior College
        Technical College                                                 B.S. Ed., Valdosta State University
                                                                          R.D.H., Georgia Board of Dentistry
Dorminey, Sally N. (1985)
      Instructional Technology Coordinator                          Hagler, Mary Ann (1980)
      Diploma, Secretarial Science, Moultrie Technology                     Executive Vice President
      Institute, B.B.A., Business Education, Valdosta State                 B.S., Ed., English Education, Georgia Southern
      University, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction,                        University, M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, Valdosta
      University of North Florida, Ed.S., Vocational                        State University
      Education, Valdosta State University
                                                                    Hamrick, Brooke (2000)
Dowdy, Lynn (2001)                                                        Tech Prep Coordinator
       Accounting                                                         B.A., History, Valdosta State University
       B.B.A., Accounting, Valdosta State University
                                                                    Hartley-Oliver, Carol (1999)
Elsberry, Nancy B. (1984)                                                   Adult Literacy Instructor
        English                                                             B.S., Graphic Design, Portland State University
        B.S., Business Education, Valdosta State College                    M.S., Sociology, Valdosta State University
        M.Ed., Business Education, Valdosta State University
                                                                    Harris, Jr., E.J. (2002)
        Ed.S., Business Education, Valdosta State University
                                                                            Workforce Development Training Center Director
Ertlschweiger, Sandra (1980)
        Testing and Special Services Coordinator
                                                 Faculty and Staff                                                         149



        A.S., Computer Science, ABAC, B.B.A.,                             Institute, A.A.S., Radiologic Technology, Valdosta State
        Administration, Georgia Southwestern College, M.S.Ed.,            University, B.S., Vocational, Education, Valdosta State
        Instructional Technology, Valdosta State University               University, M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta
                                                                          State University, Ed.S., Vocational Education,
Harrison, Cynthia (2002)                                                  University of Georgia
       Cosmetology
       Diploma, Cosmetology, Valdosta Technical Institute        Jeter, Carol (1987)
       Georgia Board of Cosmetology License                               Cosmetology
                                                                          Diploma, Cosmetology, Macon University of
Hayes, Mary (2000)                                                        Cosmetology, A.A.S., Technical Education, Valdosta
       Workshop Facilitator                                               State University, Georgia Board of Cosmetology License
       A.S., Business, Georgia Military College, B.S.Ed.,
       Technical Education, Valdosta State University, 15        Joyner, Rej (1999)
       Graduate Hrs, Guidance Counseling, Albany State                   Computer Coordinator/Instructor
       University                                                        B.A., Political Science, Valdosta State University
                                                                         Diploma, Real Estate, Valdosta Technical Institute
Hesters, James (1984)
        Electronics Technology                                   Kennedy, Ken (1984)
                                                                       Computer Information Systems
        A.A.S., Mathematics, University of New York, B.S. Ed.,
                                                                       B.S., Elementary Education, Southern College, M.Ed.,
        Trade and Vocational Education, Valdosta State
                                                                       Administration and Supervision, University of
        University, M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta
                                                                       Tennessee, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction,
        State University
                                                                       University of Tennessee
Howell, Betty (1999)
                                                                 Kirkland, Mike (2002)
       Adult Literacy
                                                                        Advanced Drafting and Design
       B.G.S., Early Childhood Education, Valdosta State
                                                                        B.S., Environmental Design, Auburn University, M.A.,
       University
                                                                        Computer Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design
Huling, Sheila (2001)                                            Lanh, Thivin (2000)
       Certified Nursing Assistant                                      Computer Information Systems
       LPN, Nursing, Pensacola Jr. College, A.S.N., Nursing,            B.S., Criminology, Florida State University
       South Georgia College
                                                                 Lee-Mathis, Denise (1993)
                                                                        Adult Literacy Director
Hunter, Sandra G. (1997)
       New Connections Coordinator                                      B.S.Ed., Special Education, Valdosta State University
       B.S., Social Work, West Virginia University, M.S.,        Lerdall, Laura (2001)
       Higher Education Administration, Florida State                     High School Services Coordinator
       University                                                         B.S., University Studies, University of New Mexico

Irvine, Patrick (1994)                                           Manning, James C. III, (1971)
         Adult Literacy                                                Marketing Management
         B.S., Secondary Education, Valdosta State University          B.S., Business Administration, Valdosta State University

Jackson, Susan G. (1979)
        Allied Health Core
        Diploma, Radiologic-Technology, Valdosta Technical
  150                                             Faculty and Staff

         M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta State University           B.S., Florida State University
         Ed.S., Trade and Industrial Education, University of             M.S., Columbia State University
         Georgia
                                                                  Rankin, Christina (2001)
Manuel, Carol F. (1999)                                                  Computer Information Systems
       Financial Aid Coordinator                                         B.S., Mathematics, The Ohio State University
       A.A.T., Accounting, Savannah Technical Institute
                                                                  Riesinger, Ruby (2001)
Merritt, Clarence L. (1973)                                               Internship/Apprenticeship Coordinator
        Developmental Studies Instructor                                  B.A., Economics, Valdosta State University
        B.A., Sociology, Albany State University
                                                                  Rewis, Wally (1997)
        M.A., Counseling Psychology, Valdosta State University
                                                                         Welding and Joining Technology
Moore, Brenda (2002)                                                     Diploma, Welding and Joining Technology, Valdosta
       Workforce Development Training Center, Evening                    Technical Institute
       Division Coordinator
       B.S., Business Education, Valdosta State University        Riley, William C. (1997)
       M.S., Business Education, Valdosta State University                Psychology
                                                                          B.B.A., Marketing, University of Georgia, M.Ed., Ed.S.,
       Leadership Certificate in Vocational Administration
                                                                          Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
Morris, Yvonne (2001)
                                                                  Robinson, Angela O. (2001)
        Environmental Horticulture
                                                                         Medical Lab Technology
        B.S.A., Horticulture, University of Georgia
                                                                         A.A.S., Health, Valdosta State University
Moser, Butch (1977)                                                      B.A.S., Technical Studies, Valdosta State University
       Admissions Coordinator
                                                                  Ross, Kevin M. (2001)
       B.S., Psychology, Valdosta State University
                                                                         Certified Manufacturing Specialist
       M.S., Counseling, Psychology, Valdosta State University
                                                                         B.B.A., Marketing, Valdosta State University
Nichols, Stacy (2001)
                                                                  Sanders, Shalonda (1999)
        Customer Service Specialist
                                                                         Fatherhood Coordinator
        B.S., Social Sciences, Mississippi University for Women
                                                                         B.A., Political Science, Valdosta State University
        M.A., Applied Sociology, Northern Arizona University
                                                                         B.S., Secondary Social Sciences, Valdosta State
Payton, Alvin (1993)                                                     University
        Adult Literacy
        B.S., Business Administration and Management,             Sands-Anderson, Cherlyn (1999)
                                                                         Adult Literacy Instructor
        Northeastern Oklahoma State University, M.P.A.,
                                                                         M.A., Guidance Psychology, Valdosta State University
        Public Administration, Valdosta State University
                                                                         B.S., Elementary Education, Valdosta State University
Penny, Helen C. (1988)
        Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator                   Schmidt, David A. (2000)
        B.A., Education, Louisiana College, M.A., Guidance               Business Office Technology
        and Counseling, Louisiana Tech University, M.B.A.,               B.F.A., Theatre Arts, Valdosta State University, M.Ed.,
        Business, Louisiana Tech University, D.B.A,                      Instructional Technology, Valdosta State University
        Quantitative Analysis, Louisiana Tech University
Prater, G. J., Jr. (1997)                                         Smith, Betty (1993)
        Director of Instruction                                          Adult Literacy Instructor
                                                                         B.S., Math, Natural Sciences, Physics, Paine College
                                                  Faculty and Staff                                                        151



                                                                        A.A.S., Armament Systems Technology, CCAF
Smith, Jerry (1975)                                              Thornton, Mary Lou (1997)
        Computer Information Systems/Electronics                        Coordinator of Library / Media Services
        Technology                                                      A.A.S., General Studies, Georgia Military College, B.S.,
        B.S., Mathematics, Valdosta State University, M.Ed.,            Education, Valdosta State University, M.Ed.,
        Vocational Education, Valdosta State University                 Instructional Technology, Valdosta State University
        Ed.S., Trade and Industrial Education, University of
        Georgia                                                  Tucker, Barbara D. (1986)
                                                                        Paramedic Technology
Smith, Kelli A. (2002)                                                  B.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University
       Job Placement Coordinator
                                                                        M.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University
       B.A., Human Resources Management, Birmingham
                                                                        Ed.S., Vocational Education, University of Georgia
       Southern College
                                                                 Vickers, Drew (1996)
Smith, Randall L. (2000)                                                 Industrial Systems Technology
       Dentist                                                           Diploma, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Valdosta
       D.D.S., Dentistry, Emory University                               Technical Institute, A.A.S., Technical Studies, Valdosta
       Periodontics, Dentistry, Louisiana State University               State University
Spriggs, Jackie (1992)                                           Vitolo, Ronald C. (2001)
        Practical Nursing                                                Allied Health
        B.S.N., Nursing, Valdosta State University                       Diploma, Radiologic Technology, Valdosta Technical
        M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta State University           Institute
Swafford, Shelley (1999)
                                                                 Watkins, Alison (1996)
       Pharmacy Tech
                                                                        Business and Office Technology
       B.B.A., Marketing, Valdosta State University
                                                                        B.S., Business Education, Valdosta State University
Taylor, John Phillip (2000)                                             M.Ed., Business Education, Valdosta State University
        Mathematics
                                                                 Wentworth, Marilu (2000)
        A.A., General Education, North Florida Community
                                                                       Printing and Graphics Technology
        College, B.S., Mathematics, Berry College, M.S.,
                                                                       20 years technical experience
        Mathematics, Florida State University, 37 hours
        towards Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Florida State      White, Deeanna (1988)
        University                                                      Coordinator of Accounting/Budgets
                                                                        Diploma, Accounting, Valdosta Technical Institute
Teepell, Phyllis P. (1988)                                              A.S., Technical Studies, Georgia Military College
        Marketing/Customer Service Specialist
        B.S., Marketing, Louisiana Tech University               White, Dennis Mike (1998)
        M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta State University          Commercial Truck Driving Program Coordinator
                                                                        Technical Certificate, Commercial Truck Driving, Ridge
Terrell, Amos C. (1996)
                                                                        Vocational Tech
         Institutional Technology Director
         A.A.S., Technical Studies, Valdosta State University
                                                                 Wilkinson, John B. (1979)
Thomason, John S. (2001)                                                MIS Director
      Computer Information Systems                                      B.B.A., Marketing, Valdosta State University
      A.A.S., Information Systems Management, CCAF                      M.Ed., Vocational Education, Valdosta State University
  152                                          Faculty and Staff

Williams, Cynthia (1999)
       Adult Literacy
       B.B.A., Marketing, Valdosta State University

Witherspoon, Tret (2002)
       Workforce Development Center, Student Services
       Coordinator
       B.S. Ed., Middle Grades Education, Valdosta State
       University

Wood, Garey T. (2001)
      Vice President for Student Services
      B.G.S., History, University of Nebraska, Omaha, M.S.,
      International Relations, Troy State University, M.P.A.,
      Public Administration, Valdosta State University, 20
      hours towards Ph.D., Higher Education Administration,
      Florida State

Woodward, Sandi R. (1998)
     Dental Assisting
     A.S., Dental Hygiene, Darton College
     R.D.H., Georgia Board of Dentistry

Wynn, Keren B. (2001)
      Vice President for Administrative Services
      A.A., General Education, North Florida Junior College
      B.B.A., Accounting, Valdosta State University
      Certified Public Accountant

Yarbrough, Larry (1993)
       Evening Division Director
       B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
       Master Instructor, USAF
Organization Chart   153
154   Maps
                                                                           Index                                                                         155



Ability to Benefit Tests ..............................................10        Advisement - New Students ......................................13
Academic - Residency Requirement ..........................29                    Advisement and Registration Procedures ..................12
Academic Calendar ......................................................2        AIDS Awareness ........................................................41
Academic Counseling ..........................................15, 16             Air Conditioning Technology Program
Academic Course Load ..............................................32             Description ..............................................................78
Academic Dishonesty (Cheating) ..............................38                  Americans with Disabilities Act ................................48
Academic Dismissal....................................................34         Appeals - Parking Penalties ........................................37
Academic Grievances ................................................33           Application Deadline ..................................................8
Academic Information ..........................................29-36             Application Procedure for Foreign Students ............19
Academic Probation ..................................................34          Application Procedures for Diploma and
Academic Programs - Specialized ..............................35                  Degree Programs ........................................................9
Academic Standing - Satisfactory ..............................31                Application Procedures for Non-Credit
Acceptable Use Policy for Internet and                                            Continuing Education Courses ..............................11
 Computer Access......................................................42         Application Procedures for Technical Certificate Programs
Accident Insurance ....................................................27        11
Accounting Program Description ..............................53                  Apprenticeship Program ............................................36
Accreditations, Approvals & Certifications ................5                     Assessment ..................................................................11
Accrediting Agencies ............................................1, 5, 6         ASSET Test ................................................................12
ACT Training Center/     E-Learning and Testing ............50                   Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) Degree........19
ADA, Section 504, Title IX, and Title VI                                         Attendance ................................................................42
 Grievances ................................................................47   Attendance Counseling ..............................................16
Additional Fee Charges ..............................................26          Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Admission - Age............................................................8      Program Description ................................................79
Admission - Application Deadline ..............................8                 Automotive Technology Program Description ..........80
Admission - Continuing Education ............................8                   Benefits to Veterans....................................................22
Admission - Education Requirements ........................8                     Book Returns..............................................................27
Admission - Health Requirements ..............................8                  Bookstore ....................................................................45
Admission Requirements for Diploma and                                           Business and Industry Services ..........................49 - 51
 Degree Programs ........................................................8       Business and Industry Technical Certificates
Admission to Commercial Truck Driving Program ........9                           of Credit ..................................................................50
Admission to Health Occupations Programs ..............9                         Business Division-Program Descriptions ............52 - 64
Admissions Appeal ......................................................8        Business Office Technology Program Description ........54
Admissions Categories ................................................7          Campus Information ....................................................6
Admissions for Online Courses ..................................8                Campus Regulations ............................................37 - 43
Admissions Policy ........................................................7      Campus Tours and Visits ..........................................46
Admissions ............................................................7 - 19    Career Counseling ......................................................16
Adult Literacy and GED ............................................51            Career Evaluation ......................................................16
Advanced Drafting and Design Technology                                          Career Placement and Graduate Follow-up ..............51
 Program Description ................................................76          Change of Programs ..................................................17
Advanced Machine Tool Technology Program Description                             Cheating - Academic Dishonesty ..............................38
77                                                                               CIS - Computer Programming Program
Advanced Placement ..................................................29           Description ..............................................................55
Advanced Standing ....................................................13         CIS - Database Specialist Program
Advisement - Currently Enrolled Students................13                        Description ..............................................................56
   156                                                                          Index

CIS - Internet Specialist - E-Commerce Program                                     DECA - Delta Epsilon Chi ........................................44
 Description ..............................................................57      Degrees Offered ..........................................................19
CIS - Internet Specialist - Web Design Program                                     Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) ........................................44
 Description ..............................................................58      Dental Assisting Program Description ......................66
CIS - Microcomputer Specialist - Diploma                                           Dental Hygiene Program Description........................67
 Program Description ................................................59            Descriptions of Courses ....................................87 - 143
CIS - Microcomputer Specialist - Degree                                            Developmental Studies Admission ..............................7
 Program Description ................................................60            Disabled Student Services ..........................................17
CIS - Networking Specialist - Diploma                                              Disclaimer ....................................................................1
 Program Description ................................................61            Dishonesty (Cheating) - Academic ............................38
CIS - Networking Specialist - Diploma                                              Dismissal - Academic ..................................................34
 Program Description ................................................62            Dress Code..................................................................41
Class Offerings - Time Formats..................................32                 Drop / Add Period ....................................................33
Code of Conduct........................................................37          Drug and Alcohol Policy ............................................40
Commercial Truck Driving - Admission......................9                        Dual Enrollment for High School Students ..............19
Computer Programming Program                                                       Dual Majors ..........................................................17, 18
 Description - CIS......................................................55         Earn While You Learn Apprenticeship Program ..........36
Conduct Code ............................................................37        E-Learning and Testing / ACT Training Center ..........50
Continuing Education Admissions ............................8                      Elective Credits ..........................................................33
Continuing Education ..............................................49              Eligibility for HOPE Grant - Military
Contract Training / Customized Training ................49                          Service Members ......................................................25
Cosmetology Program Description ............................81                     Eligibility Requirements - Financial ..........................20
Counseling - Academic ..............................................16             Eligible Foreign Students............................................18
Counseling - Attendance ............................................16             Environmental Horticulture Program Description ......82
Counseling - Career ....................................................16         Exemption from Placement Testing ..........................10
Counseling - Financial ................................................16          Exemption Testing......................................................13
Counseling - Personal ................................................16           Explanation of Course Descriptions..........................87
Counseling - Substance Abuse ..................................16                  Faculty and Staff - Alphabetical Listing with
Counseling Services ....................................................16          Credentials......................................................147 - 152
Course Descriptions ..........................................87 - 143             Faculty and Staff - Listed by Department ........144 -146
Course Load - Academic ............................................32              Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ......................48
Course Load - Financial Information ........................26                     Federal Citizenship and State of Georgia
Course Substitution ..................................................32            Residency Requirements for Student
Courses - Online ........................................................33         Financial Aid............................................................25
Credit - Transfer ........................................................29       Federal Citizenship Requirements -
Credit Hours - Institutional ......................................27               Financial Aid ..........................................................25
Credits - Electives ......................................................33       Federal Financial Aid Programs ................................20
Criminal Background ................................................19             Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity
Cumulative Grade Point Average ..............................31                     Grant (FSEOG) ........................................................21
Customized / Contract Training ..............................49                    Federal Work-Study (FWS) ........................................21
Database Specialist ProgramDescription-CIS ............56                          Fee Schedules ......................................................25, 26
Data Communication Electronics Program                                             Fee Schedules - Additional Fee Charges ....................26
 Description ..............................................................63      Fee Schedules - Commercial Truck Driving ..............26
Deadlines - Financial Aid ..........................................24             Fee Schedules - Credit Certificate Courses ..............26
                                                                                Index                                                                       157



Fee Schedules - Credit Diploma Courses ..................25                        Grant - Federal Supplemental Education
Financial Aid - Eligibility Requirements ....................20                     Opportunity Grant ..................................................21
Financial Aid - Federal Citizenship Requirements........25                         Grant - Federal Work Study ......................................21
Financial Aid - Federal Programs ................................20                Grant - Georgia's Public Safety Memorial (GPSM) ............22
Financial Aid - Georgia Residency Requirements..........25                         Grant - HOPE - Helping Outstanding Pupils
Financial Aid - Residency Requirements for                                          Educationally ............................................................21
 HOPE Grant ............................................................25         Grant - Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents (LEPD)
Financial Aid - Residency Requirements for                                         22
 HOPE Scholarship ..................................................25             Grievances - ADA, Section 504, Title IX,
Financial Aid Deadlines ............................................24              and Title VI ..............................................................47
Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policies ..............23                      Grievances - Academic................................................33
Financial Aid Title IV Refunds ................................27                  Health Division Program Descriptions ................65 - 74
Financial Assistance - Other ......................................22              Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally -
Financial Counseling..................................................16            HOPE Grant ............................................................21
Financial Information - Course Load ......................26                       History of the College ..................................................4
Financial Information - Refund Policy ......................27                     Home School Graduates - Admissions ......................10
Financial Information ..........................................20 - 27            Honor Roll - President's List ......................................34
Financial Verification ................................................20          Honor Society - National Vocational ........................44
Foreign Secondary Education ....................................11                 HOPE Grant - Non-Traditional Scholar ....................21
Foreign Students ........................................................18        HOPE Grant - Helping Outstanding Pupils
Format Schedule of Class Offerings ..........................32                     Educationally ............................................................21
FSEOG - Federal Supplemental Education                                             HOPE Grant - Residency Requirements for
 Opportunity Grant ..................................................21             Financial Aid............................................................25
Full-Time Student Status............................................30             HOPE Scholarship - Residency Requirements
FWS - Federal Work-Study ........................................21                 for Financial Aid ......................................................25
GED and Adult Literacy ............................................51              HOPE Scholarship......................................................21
GED Testing ..............................................................51       http://www.hope.gsfc.org ..........................................21
General Information ................................................4 - 6          http://www.va.gov/education....................................22
Georgia Fatherhood Initiative....................................45                http://www.valdostatech.org ....................Inside Cover
Georgia Leveraging Educational Assistance                                          ID Cards ....................................................................13
 Partnership Grant Program (LEAP) ........................22                       Important Dates ..........................................................2
Georgia Residency Requirements -                                                   Important Telephone Numbers ................Inside Cover
 Financial Aid ..........................................................25        Index ................................................................156 - 160
Georgia Retraining Tax Credit ..................................50                 Industrial Electric Technology Program
Georgia's Public Safety Memorial (GPSM) Grant ........22                            Description ..............................................................83
Governing Agency ........................................................1         Industrial Systems Technology Program
GPA - Grade Point Average ........................................31                Description ..............................................................84
Grade Point Average - Cumulative ............................31                    Information - Academic ......................................29 - 36
Grade Point Average (GPA)........................................31                Institutional Credit Hours ........................................27
Grade Reports and Transcripts ..................................32                 Instruction & Grades - Work Ethics ........................30
Grading System ..........................................................30        Instruction Methods ..................................................33
Graduate Follow-up - Career Placement ..................51                         Insurance - Accident ..................................................27
Graduates Warranty ..................................................35            Insurance - Liability (Malpractice)..............................27
Graduation ................................................................34      International Students................................................18
   158                                                                               Index

Internet and Computer Access - Policy of                                                Other Financial Assistance ........................................22
 Acceptable Use ........................................................42              Paramedic Technology Program Description ............70
Internet Specialist - CIS E-Commerce Program                                            Parking Penalties - Appeals ........................................37
 Description ..............................................................57           Parking Penalties ........................................................37
Internet Specialist - CIS Web Design Program                                            Parking Permits ..........................................................37
 Description ..............................................................58           Parking Policy..............................................................37
Job Placement ............................................................46            PBL - Phi Beta Lambda ..............................................44
Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents                                                    Penalties for Illegal Parking ........................................37
 (LEPD) Grant ..........................................................22              Period for Drop / Add ..............................................33
LEAP - Leveraging Educational Assistance                                                Permits for Parking ....................................................37
 Partnership Grant Program in Georgia ..................22                              Personal Counseling ..................................................16
Learning Assistance Services ......................................16                   Pharmacy Technology Program Description ..............71
Learning Support Services..........................................17                   Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)..............................................44
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership                                           Placement - Advanced ................................................29
 Grant Program (LEAP) in Georgia..........................22                            Placement Test Exemption ........................................10
Liability (Malpractice) Insurance ................................27                    Placement Test ............................................................10
Library ........................................................................45      Policies and Regulations for Valdosta Technical
Maintenance Skills Assessment and Training ..........49                                  College campuses ................................................37-43
Malpractice Insurance ................................................27                Policy - Academic Dishonesty ....................................38
Maps ....................................................................6, 154         Policy - Acceptable Use for Internet and
Marketing Management Program Description ..........64                                    Computer Access......................................................42
Medical Assisting Program Description ....................68                            Policy - AIDS Awareness ............................................41
Medical Lab Technology Program Description ........69                                   Policy - Attendance ....................................................42
Methods of Instruction ..............................................33                 Policy - Dress Code ....................................................41
Microcomputer Specialist - Degree Program                                               Policy - Drug and Alcohol ..........................................40
 Description ..............................................................60           Policy - Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress................23
Microcomputer Specialist - Diploma Program                                              Policy - Parking............................................................37
 Description ..............................................................59           Policy - Tobacco Use ..................................................41
Military Service Member Eligibility for HOPE                                            Policy - Weapons ........................................................38
 Grant ........................................................................25       Postsecondary Options for High School Students ........19
Mission of the College ................................................4                Post-Test Orientation ..................................................12
National Vocational Honor Society ..........................44                          Practical Nursing Program Description ....................72
Networking Specialist - Degree Program                                                  President's List ............................................................34
 Description ..............................................................62           President's Message ......................................................3
Networking Specialist - Diploma Program                                                 Pre-Test Preview Sessions ............................................12
 Description ..............................................................61           Printing and Graphics Technology Program
New Connections to Work ..................................22, 45                         Description ..............................................................85
Non-Discrimination Statement ....................................1                      Private School Graduates - Admissions......................10
Non-Traditional HOPE Scholar ................................21                         Probation - Academic ................................................34
Nursing Aptitude Test (NAT) ....................................12                      Procedures for Transient Students ............................15
Online Courses ..........................................................33             Program Advisory Committees ....................................6
Organizational Chart................................................153                 Program Description - Accounting ............................53
Organizations for Students ........................................44                   Program Description - Advanced Drafting and
Orientation for New Students ..................................13                        Design Technology ..................................................76
                                                                                  Index                                                                           159



Program Description - Advanced Machine Tool                                          Program Description - Welding and Joining
 Technology ................................................................77        Technology................................................................86
Program Description - Air Conditioning                                               Program Descriptions - Business Division ..........52 - 64
 Technology................................................................78        Program Descriptions - Health Division ..............65 - 74
Program Description - Automotive Collision                                           Program Descriptions - Technical Division ........75 - 86
 Repair Technology....................................................79             Program Descriptions ..........................................52 - 86
Program Description - Automotive Technology ........80                               Programs for High School Students ..........................19
Program Description - Business Office Technology........54                           Proof of Secondary Education for Foreign
Program Description - CIS Computer                                                    Students ....................................................................19
 Programming ..........................................................55            Proof of Secondary Education ..................................10
Program Description - CIS Database Specialist ........56                             Provisional Admission ..................................................7
Program Description - CIS Internet Specialist                                        Public Relations..........................................................46
 E-Commerce ............................................................57           Public School Graduates - Admissions ......................10
Program Description - CIS Internet Specialist                                        Quick Start ................................................................49
 Web Design ............................................................58           Radiologic Technology Program Description ............73
Program Description - CIS Microcomputer                                              Radiologic Technology Students Society ..................44
 Specialist - Diploma ................................................59             Readmission................................................................11
Program Description - CIS Microcomputer                                              Records - Students (FERPA) ....................................34
 Specialist - Degree ..................................................60            Refund Policy..............................................................27
Program Description - CIS Networking                                                 Regular Admission ......................................................7
 Specialist - Diploma ................................................61             Request for Transcript................................................35
Program Description - CIS Networking                                                 Residency Requirements for HOPE Grant -
 Specialist - Degree ..................................................62             Financial Aid ..........................................................25
Program Description - Cosmetology ..........................81                       Residency Requirements for HOPE Scholarship -
Program Description - Data Communication                                              Financial Aid ..........................................................25
 Electronics ................................................................63      Residency Requirement - Academic ..........................29
Program Description - Dental Assisting ....................66                        Return of Books..........................................................27
Program Description - Dental Hygiene ....................67                          Return of Title IV Funds Calculation ......................24
Program Description - Environmental                                                  Satisfactory Academic Standing ................................31
 Horticulture..............................................................82        Schedule of Quarterly fees for Commercial
Program Description - Industrial Electric                                             Truck Driving ..........................................................26
 Technology................................................................83        Schedule of Quarterly fees for Credit
Program Description - Industrial Systems                                              Certificate Courses ..................................................26
 Technology................................................................84        Schedule of Quarterly fees for Credit Diploma
Program Description - Marketing Management ........64                                 Courses ....................................................................25
Program Description - Medical Assisting ..................68                         Scholarship - HOPE....................................................21
Program Description - Medical Lab Technology........69                               School Calendar ..........................................................2
Program Description - Paramedic Technology ..........70                              School-To-Work Initiative ..........................................47
Program Description - Pharmacy Technology ............71                             Section 504, Title IX, Title VI, and ADA
Program Description - Practical Nursing ..................72                          Grievances ................................................................47
Program Description - Printing and Graphics                                          SGA - Student Government Association ..................44
 Technology................................................................85        Snack Bar ....................................................................44
Program Description - Radiologic Technology ..........73                             Society of Radiologic Technology Students ..............44
Program Description - Surgical Technology ..............74                           Special Admission ........................................................7
   160                                                                             Index

Special Populations Assistance ..................................17                   Transcripts ..................................................................35
Specialized Academic Programs ................................35                      Transfer of Credit ................................................14, 29
Staff and Faculty - Alphabetical Listing with                                         Transfer Students........................................................14
 Credentials ......................................................147 - 152          Transient Students......................................................15
Staff and Faculty - Listed by Department ............144 - 146                        Tuition - Fee Schedules ........................................25, 26
State Aid Programs ....................................................21             Valdosta Technical College Board of Directors ..........4
State Board of Technical and Adult Education ..........4                              Verification of Financial Information........................20
State Residency for Foreign Students ........................18                       Veterans' Benefits ......................................................22
Student Center ..........................................................44           VICA-Vocational -Industrial Clubs of America ............44
Student Emergency Fund-VTC Foundation,Inc. ..........23                               Visits and Tours of the Campus ................................46
Student Government Association (SGA) ..................44                             Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) ......44
Student Lounge ..........................................................45           Vocational Rehabilitation ..........................................22
Student Organizations................................................44               VTC Foundation, Inc. Student Emergency Fund ........23
Student Parking Areas ................................................37              VTC Foundation, Inc. ................................................5
Student Photo Identification Card ............................13                      Warranty of Graduates ..............................................35
Student Records (FERPA)..........................................34                   Weapons in School ....................................................38
Student Services ..................................................44 - 48            Welding and Joining Technology Program
Student Status - Full-Time..........................................30                 Description ..............................................................86
Student Visas ..............................................................18        WIA - Workforce Investment Act ........................22, 51
Substance Abuse Counseling ....................................16                     Withdrawing from the College ..................................33
Substitution of Courses..............................................32               Work Ethics - Instruction & Grades..........................30
Surgical Technology Program Description ................74                            Work Keys Service Center..........................................50
Surgical Technology Student Organization ..............44                             Workforce Investment Act - WIA ........................22, 51
System of Grading......................................................30
Table of Contents ........................................................1
Tech Prep ....................................................................47
Telephone Numbers ..................................Inside Cover
Technical Certificate Registration..............................13
Technical Certificates of Credit from Business
 and Industry ............................................................50
Technical Division Program Descriptions ..........75 - 86
Tech-Prep Credit ........................................................14
Testing GED ..............................................................51
Time Format Schedule of Class Offerings ................32
Title IV Funds - Return Calculation ..........................24
Title IV Refunds - Financial Aid................................27
Title IX, Title VI, Section 504, and ADA
 Grievances ................................................................47
Title VI, Section 504, Title IX, and ADA
 Grievances ................................................................47
Tobacco Use Policy ....................................................41
Tours and Visits to the Campus ................................46
Transcript Requests ....................................................35
Transcripts and Grade Reports ..................................32

				
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