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									                                  2007-2008 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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Summer Term

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              Summer Term:         Begin: Monday, July 9, 2007      End: Saturday, September 22, 2007
                                   Monday, September 3, 2007 - Labor Day - College Closed -
                                    affected classes see Blackboard
              Fall Term:           Begin: Monday, October 8, 2007 End: Saturday, December 22, 2007
                                   Thursday - Sunday, November 22 - November 25, 2007 -
                                    Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
              Winter Term:         Begin: Monday, January 7, 2008    End: Saturday, March 22, 2008
              Spring Term:         Begin: Monday, April 7, 2008     End: Saturday, June 21, 2008
                                   Monday, May 26, 2008 - Memorial Day - College Closed -
                                    affected classes see Blackboard
                                                 Central Pennsylvania College
                                             Campus on College Hill & Valley Roads
                                                Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Table of Contents
 Big Eight Philosophies ......................................................................................3

 A Message from the President ..........................................................................4

 A Short History of the College..........................................................................5

 Admission Information ......................................................................................7

 Financial Information ......................................................................................10

 Financial Aid ....................................................................................................13

 Campus Life ....................................................................................................17

 Campus Services ..............................................................................................18

 Philosophies and Policies..................................................................................20

 Academic Programs and Degree Requirements ..............................................33

 Bachelor Degrees ..............................................................................................38

 Associate Degrees ............................................................................................50

 Certificate Programs ........................................................................................62

 Course Descriptions ........................................................................................67

 Directories ......................................................................................................126


 Directions to Central Penn ............................................................................136

 Index ..............................................................................................................137

 Academic Planning Pages ..............................................................................139

 Community Service Logs ..............................................................................145

Big Eight Philosophies
  By maintaining an appearance policy in academic buildings on class days, you will develop good
habits and build a professional wardrobe for your career success.

  Central Pennsylvania College challenges students to be learners who assume responsibility in
preparing for the business world. Student presence and participation in the classroom or in online
courses is an important component of this challenge.

   Central Pennsylvania College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all students,
faculty, staff, and visitors. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a lawful and responsible
manner. Just as in the community where inappropriate actions may cause you to lose your job or lose
your lease, Central Penn follows a published judiciary process, which recommends appropriate dis-
ciplinary action.

Drug and Alcohol Use
   Central Pennsylvania College further promotes academic integrity and professional success
through promoting an alcohol-free and drug-free college environment.

  Central Pennsylvania College values a quality work ethic, as do employers. Through an environ-
ment that embraces academic integrity and effort, quality student work is rewarded through
academic achievement.

Hands-on Education
   Central Pennsylvania College strives to serve as the bridge that connects students to their profes-
sional dreams through a high-quality, career-oriented education. This philosophy embraces
experiential hands-on learning and enables the College to gauge its success on the employment suc-
cesses of its graduates.

Service/Community Service
  Central Pennsylvania College adopts a philosophy of community mindedness that prepares grad-
uates to be contributing members of society. Combining aspects of service with career-oriented
education helps to create model citizens.

  Central Pennsylvania College embraces the need to be technologically competent in today’s
world. Students, faculty, and staff must feel comfortable using today’s technology to improve their
productivity and value.
A Message from the President

Your Bridge to Success
   Serving as “Your Bridge to Success” is the motto with which Central Pennsylvania College is
identified. For the last 30 years I have devoted my professional career to keep this as our focus.
Fortunately, I am blessed with a wonderful faculty and staff who do just that. As you may imagine,
I have witnessed many graduates make their professional mark over time. I, along with my fellow
colleagues, delight in the accomplishments of our graduates. Their successful careers cover a wide
variety of fields from corporate executives and business owners to legal, medical, travel, and sales
professionals. Regardless of your career choice, a Central Penn education can truly serve as your
bridge to success.
   While diversity is evident at Central Penn, it also is what makes us unique. The common thread
that ties together a recent Baltimore high school graduate taking classes in suburban Harrisburg,
with a 30-year-old working, single mother taking classes online at our Lancaster Center, is unwa-
vering determination. Both possess high values and a willingness to work hard and embrace change
as they master the skills, knowledge, and attitudes today’s employers demand and deserve.
   All of us working at Central Penn seek to serve students by guiding them toward the shared goal
of achieving career dreams. This student-centered culture runs deep in our veins. Faculty are here
to teach, to share their expertise using hands-on techniques, and to light a fire that helps students
embrace learning by focusing on education that is useful. That fire shines bright in the eyes of eager
students and successful graduates alike.
   One visit should be all it takes to feel the caring commitment we embrace when it comes to stu-
dent success. Expectations are high, and we model those expectations as we lead by example.
   You don’t need an appointment to visit our website or our campus. Naturally, we hope those seek-
ing higher education and advancement will, like thousands of students over the last 126 years, join
the Central Penn family. Allow Central Pennsylvania College to serve as “Your Bridge to Success.”

                                                                   Keep smiling,

                                                                   Todd A. Milano

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE                                 center of the campus. It serves both practical
                                                       and symbolic purposes. The Charles “T” Jones
COLLEGE                                                Leadership Library opened its doors in
   Central Pennsylvania College traces its             October 2002. In addition to serving Central
history to 1881, when Joseph N. Currey                 Penn’s academic needs, it houses a collection of
founded the Pennsylvania Business College at           personal development and leadership materials
307 Market Street in Harrisburg,                       from many of the country’s top motivational
Pennsylvania. For the next 89 years, a contin-         speakers and authors. Constructed in the
uous series of career-oriented business                spring of 2003, the Craiger C. Parker
colleges existed on Market Street in the heart         Amphitheatre showcases the College’s core
of the business district of Harrisburg. Their          values and provides a scenic setting where out-
main focus was always clear – to provide               door classes and other activities can be held.
career-oriented education.                                In 2004, Central Pennsylvania College began
   In 1922, Professor William H. Hartsock              offering online as well as blended courses, and
was relieved from his position as head of the          opened its first additional location, the
accountancy department at the Harrisburg               Lancaster Center. Located just off Route 30
Business College/School of Commerce located            near the heart of downtown Lancaster, adult
at 15 S. Market Square. Numerous faculty and           learners enroll in a variety of bachelor degree
anywhere from 150 to 250 Harrisburg                    completion programs.
Business College students followed Professor              In 2005, Central Penn was granted permis-
Hartsock, who, on October 30 that same year,           sion from the Middle States Commission and
opened the doors to Central Pennsylvania               the Pennsylvania Department of Education to
Business College, less than three blocks away.         begin offering two fully online bachelor degree
By 1923, all predecessor institutions                  programs. In 2006, the College completed a
(Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg             $1,000,000 learning facility at its main campus
Business College/School of Commerce) were              - featuring a crime lab, a physical therapist
non-existent. Only Hartsock’s Central                  assistant clinic, and a medical assisting lab.
Pennsylvania Business College survived.                   Central Pennsylvania College is Harrisburg’s
   In 1970, Central Pennsylvania Business              four-year, private, residential co-educational col-
School moved across the Susquehanna River              lege. In addition to academic buildings,
to Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Bart and Jean             conference center, library, historic bridge, and
Milano began the creation of the School’s cur-         Parker Amphitheatre, the 34-acre campus
rent suburban Harrisburg campus, featuring all         includes furnished apartments, townhouses,
new structures that included academic build-           recreational facilities, a travel agency, and a child
ings, apartment-style housing, and recreation          development center.
facilities. The transition from business school           Educational offerings at Central Penn
to college began in 1977 when the                      include a wide variety of practical, high-qual-
Commission on Higher Education of the                  ity, career-focused programs. Four additional
Middle States Association of Colleges and              bachelor degree programs recently were sub-
Schools accredited Central Penn. In 1999 the           mitted for review by the Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized                Department of Education. The College cur-
Central Penn as a two-year college with degree         rently serves approximately 1,150 traditional-age
granting privileges. In December of 2000,              residential and non-residential students and
Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education                  working adults across central Pennsylvania. The
approved Central Pennsylvania College to               Lancaster location serves approximately 100
operate as a four-year degree granting college.        adult students, and plans are underway to
   In 2002, the College doubled the size of its        open a similar location in the Lehigh Valley
academic buildings with the opening of the             area.
Advanced Technology Education Center,                     The main campus environment continues to
which also houses a conference center and              improve with recently remodeled housing
restaurant. Later that year, Henszey’s Bridge,         facilities and a newly revised plan to offer more
an 1869 wrought iron structure listed in the           private living accommodations for successful
National Historic Register, was installed in the       students in their final terms at Central Penn.

   Central Penn’s mission is to provide an edu-         Mission
cation that prepares its graduates to obtain
employment or advancement in their chosen                  Central Penn’s mission is to provide an edu-
field, continue their education, and be con-            cation that prepares its graduates to obtain
tributing members of society.                           employment or advancement in their chosen
                                                        field, continue their education, and be con-
                                                        tributing members of society.
Academic Philosophy and
                                                        Core Values
   Central Penn’s hallmark is high-quality,
career-oriented, college-level education, which            Integrity. Integrity refers to ‘wholeness.’ It
is provided by a qualified, caring, and dedicat-        indicates that we are in congruence with what
ed faculty and staff. The College’s focus is on         we say, and who we appear to be. This value
students and their educational development,             represents our aspirations both as individuals
thus enhancing their ability to think critically        and as an institution. Integrity is the founda-
and succeed professionally. The College’s edu-          tion upon which our lives are lived and our
cational goal is to provide its students with the       College carries out its mission.
knowledge, attitude, professional demeanor,                Professionalism. This attribute refers to
and skills necessary to secure meaningful               personal conduct, attitude, and appearance.
employment in their chosen career field.                The faculty and staff model it. The policies at
   Students prepare for professional success by         Central Penn, such as appearance, attendance,
demonstrating academic excellence in the                and alcohol-free and drug-free environment,
classroom and through application of their              make it easy for students to learn and practice
newly-learned skills in experiential educational        professionalism.
activities. Central Penn students not only learn           Service. Our goal is to provide a service to
theory, they also learn by doing and by partici-        students, each other, and our community. We
pating in activities related to their major.            are customer-service driven at all levels, from
   Although the focus of education at Central           the classroom to staff offices, to the adminis-
Penn is on career preparation, all degree pro-          tration. Our students are encouraged to
grams have general education requirements               provide service to the community, reminding
that help graduates develop traits that prepare         them that the end purpose of education is to
them for the workforce.                                 make this world a better place for others.
   The College seeks to create a stimulating               Respect. Respect, the esteeming of others, is
learning environment in which students partic-          modeled by our faculty and staff and is expect-
ipate in their personal development through a           ed of students. At Central Penn, we also know
variety of educational experiences. At Central          that this helps to bring out the best in others.
Pennsylvania College, we strive to instill in our       Respect is a two-way street, and is a very nec-
students a lifelong desire to learn and to be           essary ingredient for us to continue to be
contributing members of society.                        Central Pennsylvania’s premier career college.
                                                           Educational Focus. Preparing Students for
                                                        Success. Central Penn measures its success by
Vision                                                  the success of its graduates. Our mission state-
                                                        ment says that we “provide an education that
   Our vision for Central Pennsylvania College          prepares graduates to obtain employment or
is a diverse student population, benefiting from        advancement in their chosen field.” We seek to
caring faculty and staff, credentialed practi-          impart a love of learning, but the desired end
tioners who delight in teaching. Collectively,          result of learning is the practical application of
we work to create the bridge that connects stu-         knowledge and skill so that the Central Penn
dents to their professional goals through a rich
                                                        graduate is able to succeed in the field of his or
assortment of career-centered programs by
                                                        her choice and be a contributing member of
embracing hands-on learning and today’s tech-
nology. Our vision is of a regional career              society.
college that reaches out to form partnerships
with alumni, employers, educational institu-
tions, and the community.
   Accredited by: Central Pennsylvania              General Requirements
College is accredited by the Middle States
                                                       Central Penn offers programs leading to the
Commission on Higher Education, 3624
                                                    Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, and
Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                    Associate in Applied Science degrees. To be
(267.284.5000). The         Middle     States
                                                    considered for admission into a degree pro-
Commission on Higher Education is an insti-
                                                    gram, you must be a high school graduate, have
tutional accrediting agency recognized by the
                                                    received your General Equivalency Diploma
U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council
                                                    (GED), or Pennsylvania Home School
for Higher Education Accreditation.
                                                    Diploma. We welcome applications from stu-
   Approved by: Secretary of Education,
                                                    dents seeking to prepare for a career or a
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to award the
                                                    promotion. Students seeking work-related
Bachelor of Science degree, the Associate in
                                                    skills enhancement are classified as non-degree,
Science degree, and the Associate in Applied
                                                    non-program students (NDNP). Students
Science degree.
                                                    applying with a 2.0 or below GPA in high
   Program Accreditations and Approvals:
                                                    school or another college or university, if
   Criminal Justice Program approved by the
                                                    accepted, will be placed on academic probation.
Association of Former Intelligence Officers
                                                    Please submit an application for admission, an
                                                    official copy of your high school and/or college
   Paralegal Program approved by the
                                                    transcript(s), and attend a personal interview
American Bar Association (ABA).
                                                    with the Admissions office. Consider this your
   Medical Assisting Program accredited by
                                                    invitation to call the Admissions office at
the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
                                                    800.759.2727 and set up a campus visit for you
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
                                                    and your family or friends.
   Physical Therapist Assistant Program
accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education         Admission Requirements for
of the American Physical Therapy Association        Bachelor Degree Programs
   Certificate Accreditation and Approvals:            Traditional students are required to have a
   Intelligence Analysis Certificate approved       2.0 or higher GPA in high school, demonstrat-
by the Association of Former Intelligence           ed success in college-level work, or permission
Officers (AFIO).                                    of the Academic Dean. Students not meeting
                                                    these criteria should first enroll in a compara-
                                                    ble associate degree program. Upon successful
                                                    completion of two terms with a 2.0 or higher
                                                    cumulative GPA, associate degree students
                                                    may transfer into a bachelor degree program.

                                                    Admission Requirements for
                                                    Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice
                                                    Administration, and Homeland
                                                    Security Management
                                                       A personal and professional background
                                                    investigation is a required component of virtu-
                                                    ally all federal, state, and local agencies offering
                                                    internships or employment to graduates of
                                                    Criminal Justice degree programs.
                                                       Only those persons who are capable of pass-
                                                    ing a governmental background investigation

and would otherwise be eligible for a govern-          Admission Requirements for
mental security clearance should consider              Physical Therapist Assistant
enrolling in a Criminal Justice, Criminal
Justice Administration, or Homeland Security           1. To enter the Physical Therapist Assistant
Management degree program.                                program, you must have completed the
   Individuals who enter these degree pro-                following secondary school courses: one
grams with a disqualifying personal or                    unit of biology, one unit of chemistry or
professional history or for those who engage in           physics, and two units of math, one of
a disqualifying activity while attending Central          which is algebra. A grade point average
Penn, may be precluded from obtaining an                  of 2.5 or better is required overall and in
internship or employment in the career field              specified courses, and a GPA of 3.0 is
after graduation.                                         preferred. Class rank in the top one-half
                                                          of the class is required.
                                                       2. If you have been out of high school for
Admission Requirements for                                more than five years, you may enroll into
Bachelor of Science Program in                            the program if you have either (a) com-
Information Technology (BSIT)                             pleted two prerequisite courses on the
and Associate of Science Program                          college level with a “C” or better; one unit
in Computer Information Systems                           of math (college algebra or higher) and
(CIS)                                                     one unit of science (biology, chemistry,
                                                          physics, or anatomy and physiology) at an
   Admission to the BSIT program requires                 accredited college or university or (b) as a
that a student has completed two units of sec-            Central Penn student successfully com-
ondary math, with a “C” or better, to include             pleted ALH120 Anatomy & Physiology I
algebra II. Admission to the CIS program                  with a “C” or better.
requires that students have completed two
units of secondary math, with a “C” or better,         3. Observation Hours: Prior to admission
to include algebra. It is strongly recommended            to the PTA program, you must complete
that students enrolling in the BSIT program               20 observation hours in at least two
have successfully completed one networking or             physical therapy facilities. It is required
programming course; those who do not meet                 that you spend 10 hours in each of the
this requirement are encouraged to enroll in              two facilities. A PT or PTA working in
the CIS program until they have completed                 each facility must validate all observation
two terms.                                                hours. Observation verification should be
                                                          submitted with your admission packet to
                                                          Central Pennsylvania College or with
Admissions Requirements for                               your change of major form.
Accounting Programs                                    4. Two Applicant Reference Forms: The
   All applicants must successfully complete,             forms must be mailed separately to the
                                                          PTA faculty by two people whom you
with a “C” or better, two units of secondary
                                                          identify as being able to speak to your
math to include algebra. This adequately pre-
                                                          academic ability, work ethic, and poten-
pares students for learning the upper-level
                                                          tial for working with clients. Forms are
college math required in the programs and
                                                          available from Admissions.
within specific courses. Completion of at least
one accounting course in high school is strong-           When choosing a major all students should
ly recommended.                                        take into consideration that certain professions
                                                       require background checks. This is also true for
                                                       many internship sites.
Admission Requirements for
Medical Assisting
  All applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA
(or “C” average) and all required current

Application Deadline                                      If you wish to live on campus, you must pay the
                                                          $100 enrollment deposit to facilitate the mail-
   Although the deadline for submitting an                ing of a housing packet, which will include a
application for admission is ten working days             housing application, medical history form,
prior to the first day of each term, we urge you          meningitis vaccination waiver, and lease.
to apply early, particularly if you wish to live on          To reserve a space on campus, return the
campus and plan on using financial aid.                   signed lease and housing application with your
Campus housing facilities are limited, so tim-            security deposit of $250, $200 of which is
ing is important.                                         refunded when you abide by the lease. This
                                                          deposit is refundable only after the terms of the
                                                          lease are fulfilled. Space is limited and housing
Application Procedures                                    cannot be guaranteed so early payment of the
1. For an application, please call the                    housing deposit is suggested.
   Admissions office at 800.759.2727
   between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
   Monday through Friday. The application                 International Student Application
   is also available on the Internet at                      Central Penn is authorized under federal                                   law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. If
2. Ask your high school guidance office to                you are not a native English-speaking student,
   mail your official transcript directly to              you are required to take the TOEFL exam.
   the Admissions office. A Graduate                      The score will become a part of your student
   Equivalent Diploma (GED) or                            file and will be used during the admission
   Pennsylvania Home School Diploma is                    process. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is
   also acceptable.                                       required for admission. In some cases the SAT
                                                          II English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
3. Admission consideration is based upon a                may be substituted for the TOEFL, or required
   written 50-word essay, high school grade               of U.S. citizens whose primary language is
   performance, and requires a personal                   other than English. Please contact the Central
   interview. Admission for students over                 Penn Admissions office for specifics.
   21 years of age is based upon a written
   50-word essay, high school and/or col-
   lege performance, work experience, and a               Lifelong Learning
   personal interview.
                                                             Consideration will be given to extending
4. In some cases, the Admissions                          credit through Lifelong Learning based on
   Committee may request three letters of                 work/life experience. If you are interested and
   recommendation and you may be accept-                  possess five or more years of experience, con-
   ed as a freshman under a probationary                  tact the Continuing Education Dean for
   status. This means that you must achieve               further information. The cost of courses
   no less than a “C” average (2.0 GPA)                   waived via Lifelong Learning is equal to one-
   during your first term at Central Penn in              third the tuition of the course being waived.
   order to be retained as a student.                     Associate degree-seeking students can earn a
                                                          maximum of nine credits. Bachelor degree-
5. Your application and official transcript(s)
                                                          seeking students can earn a maximum of 18
   will be reviewed as soon as we receive them.
   You will be notified of your acceptance or
   next step in the admissions process within
   two weeks of receiving all materials.                  Standardized Testing After
Housing Procedures                                        Placement Tests
                                                             Central Penn administers the COMPASS
   You should indicate on the admission appli-
                                                          test offered through ACT, Incorporated. The
cation whether you wish to commute from
                                                          COMPASS test is a self-adaptive test used to
your home, live off campus, or live on campus.

determine placement in English or algebra.                 7. Transfer students must complete at least
Students may be required to take a remedial                   one-half of their degree program credits
course based on placement examination results.                at Central Pennsylvania College.
   Remedial classes do not carry credit applied
to graduation. However, remedial course fees                  Should you have any questions about this
are consistent with 3 credit courses, as they also         process, contact the Student Services Dean.
require 44 hours of instructional time. In most               Additionally, while attending Central Penn,
instances, financial aid will cover your remedi-           if you wish to take a course off campus and
al coursework.                                             transfer those credits, you should make an
   All new students are required to take the               appointment with the Student Services Dean,
placement exam, which includes English, alge-              who will help you to determine if that course
bra, and a writing sample. Transfer students               credit may be transferred to Central Penn.
may be exempt from certain aspects of testing
based on transfer courses. Transfer students               FINANCIAL INFORMATION
need to communicate with test proctors
regarding transfer courses and testing needs.
                                                           Application Fee
                                                              An application fee of $20 is waived if com-
Transfer Student Application                               pleted online.
   If you are interested in transferring credits to
                                                           Registration Fee
Central Penn from your high school or anoth-
er accredited post-secondary institution, follow              Within 30 days of receiving the registration
this procedure:                                            fee notice, a $100 registration fee* is to be paid
1. Send your completed application, noting                 to reserve a position in the entering class. This
   the extent of your academic training                    fee is deducted from your first tuition.
   beyond high school.
2. Ask your high school and each                           Housing Security Deposit
   college/university attended to mail an
                                                              A housing security deposit of $250* is
   official transcript directly to our
                                                           required, $200 of which is refunded when you
   Admissions office.
                                                           abide by the lease.
3. After your application and official college             *If you request cancellation within five calendar days
   transcripts have been received, a tran-                 of payment, this fee is fully refundable. A request for
   script evaluation will be conducted.                    cancellation, which is not made in writing, shall be
                                                           confirmed in writing by you within an additional
4. Courses which are parallel to courses                   period of five calendar days. After five calendar days
                                                           or after ten calendar days absent of written confirma-
   offered at Central Penn will be counted                 tion, the school may retain all of the monies paid.
   as transfer credits if a grade of “C” or
   better was earned in the course.
   Advanced placement, college in high                     Tuition
   school, and articulated courses; CLEP                   Note: These 2007-2008 rates are subject to change
   and Dantes testing may also transfer.                   July 2008.

5. You will receive a listing of the credits               Fixed Expenses Per Term
   accepted. The transfer credits will be                  Tuition (per credit) all majors ..........................$333
   made a part of your permanent record.                   Student/Technology Fee (5 or more credits)....$220
6. We reserve the right to administer an                   Student/Technology Fee (4 or less credits*) ....$135
   appropriate examination for transfer credits.           *some zero credit classes may have a student fee
    You will also be asked to verify if any of             Individual Housing ........................................$1,695
    your transferable credits were earned                  Standard Housing..........................................$1,395
    online from your former institution.                   Security Deposit................................................$250
                                                           Board (option 1) ..............................................$330
Board (option 2) ..............................................$415         Student / Technology Fee
Board (option 3) ..............................................$500
                                                                               A student fee of $135 (4 or less credits) or
Utilities/CATV/Internet ..................................$225              $220 (5 or more credits) per term is required.
Variable Expenses Per Term                                                  It covers all the services listed below as long as
                                                                            you are enrolled at Central Penn. The student
Textbooks (estimated — amount will vary if able
              to buy used books) ........$350 - $450                        fee is nonrefundable.
                                                                               The student/technology fee includes, in
Personal (estimated) ..............................$150 - $250              part, the following: local phone service; postal
Transportation (estimated)....................$150 - $300                   services; campus security; parking; student ID;
                                                                            online Library services; ProQuest; computer
One-time Expenses
                                                                            labs; Internet; all other technology usage;
Graduation Fee ................................................$125         weekend monitor; full- and part-time employ-
Uniform ..................................................$50 - $150        ment assistance; insurance (details in your
                                                                            Student Handbook); a copy of your first tran-
                                                                            script; upkeep of and equipment for the
Bills and Payments                                                          Student Union; swimming pool; spa; volleyball
Summer 2007                                                                 court; picnic areas; activities such as dances,
Bills Mailed - May 25, 2007                                                 sporting events, campus clubs, and organiza-
Payment Due - June 15, 2007                                                 tions; and the orientation weekend and picnic.

Fall 2007
Bills Mailed - August 24, 2007                                              Graduation Fee
Payment Due - September 14, 2007
                                                                               Graduating students pay a $125 fee. It cov-
Winter 2008                                                                 ers the processing and framing of your degree,
Bills Mailed - November 23, 2007                                            the graduation ceremony, and lifetime employ-
Payment Due - December 14, 2007                                             ment service.
Spring 2008
Bills Mailed - February 22, 2008                                            Uniforms
Payment Due - March 14, 2008
                                                                               If you enroll in Medical Assisting, Physical
Summer 2008                                                                 Therapist Assistant, Travel and Tourism
Bills Mailed - May 23, 2008                                                 Operations, or accepted as a cadet in the
Payment Due - June 13, 2008                                                 Leadership Honor Academy, you are required
Fall 2008                                                                   to wear a uniform. You will receive informa-
Bills Mailed - August 22, 2008                                              tion regarding uniforms after enrolling.
Payment Due - September 12, 2008
Winter 2009                                                                 Textbooks
Bills Mailed - November 21, 2008
Payment Due - December 12, 2008                                                All Central Penn students order new and/or
                                                                            used textbooks directly from e-Campus via
                                                                            Internet, telephone, mail, or fax. The cost of
Tuition Payment                                                             textbooks varies with the courses you are tak-
                                                                            ing each term. If you purchase all new
   Tuition is paid by the term approximately                                textbooks, the cost may be as much as $450 per
three weeks before the term starts. Tuition may                             term. Students should purchase textbooks
be paid by MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card,                                 prior to the first day of class.
or check. If unusual circumstances or extreme
hardship make it impossible for you to make
full payment, contact the Business office to
make special arrangements.

Refund and Distribution Policy                                     earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of
                                                                   aid that could have been disbursed during the
   Pursuant to federal and state regulations,                      payment period or term.
Central Pennsylvania College has developed,                           If a student earned less aid than was dis-
and applies on a consistent basis, the following                   bursed, the institution would be required to
policy:                                                            return a portion of the funds and the student
   When a student completely withdraws from                        would be required to return a portion of the
the College or drops a course, tuition will be                     funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds
calculated in accordance with the following                        are returned, the student borrower may owe a
guidelines, and any refund is made within 30                       debit balance to the institution.
days. The last day of class attendance will be                        If a student earned more aid than was dis-
considered the withdrawal or drop date during                      bursed to him/her, the institution would owe
weeks one and two. After week two, the with-                       the student a post-withdrawal disbursement
drawal or drop date will be determined by the                      which must be paid within 120 days of the stu-
date the form is received and date stamped by                      dent’s withdrawal.
the Registrar’s office. If the last date of atten-                    The institution must return the amount of
dance cannot be determined, the institution                        Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later
shall use the date the College had knowledge                       than 30 days after the date of the determination
of the student’s withdrawal.                                       of the date of the student’s withdrawal.
   Please note that any reduction applies only                        Refunds are allocated in the following order:
to tuition. Fees are nonrefundable. Rent
charges, fees, and any other charges are not                       •    Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
refundable if a student leaves the College any                     •    Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
time during the term.
                                                                   •    Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
Withdrawal Date ..............Tuition Reduction                         (other than PLUS loans)
During 1st week ......................................75%
During 2nd week......................................55%           •    Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
After 2nd week ..........................................0%
                                                                   •    Federal Perkins Loans
   The Financial Aid office is required by fed-                    •    Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
eral statute to recalculate federal financial aid
eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out,                   •    Direct PLUS Loans
are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior
                                                                   •    Federal Pell Grants for which a Return
to completing 60% of a payment period or
                                                                        of funds is required
term. The federal Title IV financial aid pro-
grams must be recalculated in these situations.                    •    Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants
   If a student leaves the institution prior to                         for which a Return of funds is required
completing 60% of a payment period or term,
the Financial Aid office recalculates eligibility                  •    Other assistance under this Title for
for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on                           which a Return of funds is required
the percentage of earned aid using the follow-                          (e.g., LEAP)
ing Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:                         If a student does not register or return for a
   Percentage of payment period or term com-                       new term, or fails capstone/internship, the stu-
pleted = the number of days completed up to                        dent is automatically withdrawn.
the withdrawal date divided by the total days in                      Note: All information presented regarding
the payment period or term. (Any break of five                     financial aid eligibility and program availabili-
days or more is not counted as part of the days                    ty reflect current regulations and policies. This
in the term.) This percentage is also the per-                     information is subject to change.
centage of earned aid.
   Funds are returned to the appropriate feder-
al program based on the percentage of
unearned aid using the following formula:
   Aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that
could be disbursed minus the percentage of

FINANCIAL AID                                                 Federal Stafford Loan (formerly GSL),
                                                              Parent Loan for Undergraduate
   Central Pennsylvania College recognizes the                Students (PLUS), or Supplemental
need for financial aid to help students meet the              Loan for Students (SLS).
cost of higher education. Therefore, the College
provides grants, scholarships, loans, and Work-          •    Students cannot take more than 50%
Study through federal, state, private, and                    of their courses online per term with-
institutional sources to help eligible students               out affecting your PHEAA State
meet some of those costs. Funds are awarded to                Grant eligibility.
defray direct educational costs, such as tuition,           The Pennsylvania State Grant Program has
fees, and residence costs (for on-campus stu-            separate eligibility criteria. If you reside outside
dents), and indirect educational costs such as           the state of Pennsylvania, you must contact your
books and supplies, transportation, room and             state grant agency to see if you can qualify to
board (for off-campus and commuter students),            bring a state grant to a Pennsylvania college.
and other personal expenses.
   The initial source of funds used in meeting
college costs is the amount that the student             Financial Aid Application Process
and the student’s family can contribute. We
will then attempt to supplement your family’s               In order to apply for all federal and state
contribution with the financial aid resources            financial aid programs, students must complete
that we administer. In fact, over 80% of Central         the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Penn students received some form of financial            (FAFSA) form and Financial Aid form. These
assistance during the fall 2006 term.                    forms are used to determine the ability of the
   The Financial Aid office at Central Penn is           student (and family) to contribute financially
here to help you! Please contact the office if           toward an education. Students must reapply
you have any questions about the financial aid           for financial aid each year.
process, the application forms, the types of aid            The Financial Aid office recommends that
that we administer, or if you would like to set          students file the FAFSA and the Central Penn
up a personal interview to discuss your individ-         Financial Aid Application by March 15th of
ual circumstances.                                       each new filing year. By filing the forms by
                                                         March 15th, the Financial Aid office will have
                                                         the ability to notify students of their financial
General Eligibility Requirements                         aid eligibility prior to the summer term billing.
                                                         Students who file the financial aid forms after
  To receive financial aid from Central                  March 15th, may not know their status until
Pennsylvania College and the Federal Student             after the term begins.
Aid Programs, a student must:                               The Financial Aid office may request addi-
•    Demonstrate financial need.                         tional documentation to support your request
                                                         for financial assistance. Parents and the student
•    Maintain satisfactory academic progress.            may be required to submit signed copies of
•    Be enrolled in an eligible degree or cer-           their Federal Income Tax returns, including
     tificate program.                                   their W-2s and all schedules. Your financial aid
                                                         package cannot be finalized until all requested
•    Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis.          documentation has been received and reviewed
     Students enrolled on a less-than-full-              by the Financial Aid Office.
     time basis may have their financial aid
     reduced. Some students enrolled on a
     less-than-half-time basis may qualify               Financial Aid Programs
     only for a Federal Pell Grant.
                                                            The following programs are the major
•    Be a U.S. citizen, national, or perma-              financial aid resources available to you. You
     nent resident (eligible non-citizen).               may receive assistance from any one of these, or
                                                         from a combination of all of these programs, in
•    Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell                  what is called a financial aid package. Your eli-
     Grant or be in default on a Federal
     Perkins Loan (formerly NDSL),
gibility for these programs is based on your                  PHEAA also administers a grant program
completion and submission of the forms                     with the Pennsylvania National Guard, as well
described previously. Awards are not automat-              as a program for students in high tech pro-
ically renewable. You must reapply each year.              grams. Contact the Financial Aid office for
                                                           more information about these programs.
   Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell
Grant is a federally-funded entitlement pro-                  Federal Supplemental Educational
gram to assist needy undergraduate students.               Opportunity Grant (SEOG) - This federal-
Eligibility for Pell Grants is determined by the           ly-funded program provides financial
U.S. Department of Education based on the                  assistance to students who demonstrate excep-
FAFSA. Pell-eligible students can receive the              tional financial need and are Pell Grant
grant even if enrolled less than half time.                eligible. The amount of the award is based on
Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree               need and the availability of funds. Students
are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.                 with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to
                                                           receive a Federal Supplemental Educational
   Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)                    Opportunity Grant.
– The ACG is a federally funded program to
assist needy undergraduate students. To qual-                 Federal Work-Study Program - The
ify, a student must be a U.S. citizen, Pell Grant          Federal Work-Study Program is a federally-
recipient, considered a first- or second-year              funded program that provides part-time
student, and a full-time student. The student              employment to students who demonstrate
also must have passed a rigorous high school               financial need. Positions are available through-
program and graduated high school after                    out the institution and at selected off-campus
January 1, 2005.                                           sites. Federal Work-Study students are paid an
                                                           hourly wage for actual hours worked. Federal
  National Science and Mathematics Access                  Work-Study earnings are paid directly to the
to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) – The                       student on a bi-weekly basis. Awards are made
SMART Grant is a federally funded program                  to students on a fund availability basis.
to assist needy undergraduate students. To
qualify, a student must be a U.S. citizen, Pell               Federal Stafford Loan - This loan program
Grant recipient, considered a third- or fourth-            provides low-interest loans to students who
year student, a full-time student enrolled as an           demonstrate financial need. The interest on
Information Technology major, and have a                   these loans is variable, not to exceed 8.25%.
cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.                          Applications for a Stafford Loan are available
                                                           in the Financial Aid office. Central Penn uti-
   PHEAA State Grant - The state of                        lizes a preferred lender, which provides
Pennsylvania provides grants to bona fide resi-            students with excellent service and discounted
dents who demonstrate financial need, have                 Stafford Loans.
not received their first baccalaureate degree in              First-year (freshman) students may borrow
any field, and are enrolled in classes on at least         up to a maximum of $3,500 per academic year,
a half-time basis. The Pennsylvania Higher                 and second-year (sophomore) students (earned
Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)                        36 credits or more) may borrow up to a maxi-
administers the program, but the institution               mum of $4,500 per academic year. Third-year
certifies the eligibility of the student to receive        (junior) students (earned 72 credits or more)
the funds. Students not enrolled in a fully                may borrow up to a maximum of $5,500 per
online degree program may take up to 50% of                academic year. Fourth-year (senior) students’
their degree requirements online without                   loans are prorated based on the number of
financial aid implications. Students who                   credits attempted for their last term. Students
exceed 50% will not be PHEAA State Grant                   must begin repayment of their Federal Stafford
eligible. Traditional students are limited to              Loans six months after they graduate or drop
50% online courses per term. In other words,               below half-time status. Minimum repayment
regular courses (classroom courses) must be                of a Federal Stafford Loan is $50 per month,
equal or greater than online courses per term.             but the actual payments will be based upon the
Please contact the Financial Aid office for                total amount borrowed, the length of the
more information.

repayment period, and the type of repayment              Agencies
plan chosen by the borrower. Students may
qualify for different repayment programs.                   Central Penn’s Financial Aid office works
Check with your lender for the various options.          with governmental agencies and local organi-
                                                         zations that provide qualified students with
   Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan -                  additional sources of financial assistance. Some
This loan program provides low-interest loans            of these agencies include Office of Vocational
to students who demonstrate little or no “need”          Rehabilitation (OVR), Office of Blindness and
for a Federal Stafford Loan. The terms, condi-           Visual Services, and the Trade Readjustment
tions, and loan limits are the same as a Federal         Act through Office of Employment Services.
Stafford Loan except that the federal govern-               Students who qualify for Veteran’s Benefits
ment does not pay the interest on behalf of the          must notify the Financial Aid office once they
student. The student is responsible for the              are admitted to discuss their benefits. The
interest and can either pay the interest on the          Veterans Administration requires Central
loan monthly or quarterly, or choose to have             Penn to monitor veterans’ progress during their
the interest capitalized. Interest capitalization        enrollment. It is the responsibility of the
means that the lender adds the unpaid interest           Financial Aid office to certify a veteran’s eligi-
to the principal balance of a loan. Your repay-          bility for benefits.
ment options are the same as the Federal                    Students who have questions or concerns
Stafford Loan.                                           about their funding from any agency can con-
                                                         tact the Financial Aid office. We will be happy
   Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students                to work with you and the agency.
(PLUS) - The PLUS Program provides educa-
tional loans to parents who borrow on behalf of          Scholarships
the dependent student. PLUS borrowers do not
have to demonstrate need, but they are required             Central Pennsylvania College Scholarships -
to have a credit check performed to confirm              Central Pennsylvania College offers numerous
their ability to repay the loan. The maximum             scholarships, totaling over $500,000 each year.
amount that a parent can borrow is the stu-              All 2008 U.S. high school graduates may apply.
dent’s cost of education less any financial aid          Scholarship criteria vary, but may include: aca-
that the student receives during the loan period.        demic record, activities, essays, financial need,
The interest on the loan is variable, but is             and a personal interview. Some scholarship
capped at 9%. Repayment of the loan begins 60            students are required to maintain a 2.80 mini-
days after the final disbursement, unless the            mum cumulative grade point average and live
borrower meets the criteria for a deferment.             on campus to retain the scholarship.
Contact your lender for more details.                    Information and application forms will be
                                                         available from high school guidance counselors
   Private Loans - Central Penn has agree-               or from the Central Penn Admissions office.
ments with several lending institutions to               Additional scholarships may be available from
provide students and their parents with afford-          those listed. Please contact the Financial Aid
able alternative loans that can be used to               or Admissions office or visit the web at
supplement your financial-aid award package.    for details.
These loans differ in the amounts that can be               Central Penn receives notification through-
borrowed, the interest rate used, and repayment          out the year about local private scholarships
terms. In most cases, the student is the borrow-         that are made available to prospective and cur-
er and the parents are the co-signer. Contact            rent students. The Financial Aid office
the Financial Aid office or go to www.cen-               through various sources notifies students who to find how these loans can help            are viable candidates of the available scholar-
you finance your education at Central Penn.              ships. Also, you should work with your local
                                                         high school guidance office to find sources of
                                                         local and regional financial aid. Scholarships
                                                         received by students must be reported to the
                                                         Financial Aid office. These are considered a
                                                         resource and must be considered as part of your
                                                         financial aid award package.
Financial Aid Progress Policy                                cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or a “C” aver-
                                                             age once they have completed at least 12
   The Higher Education Act requires that a                  credits. A review of their GPA will be
student maintain Satisfactory Academic                       performed after each term is completed.
Progress (SAP) in the course of study he/she is
pursuing in order to receive financial aid under        •    Students must successfully complete at
the student financial assistance programs                    least 80% of their courses attempted to
authorized by Title IV of the Act. All eligible              maintain academic progress. This review
VA students follow this policy. These programs               of courses attempted versus courses com-
include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal                  pleted will be done after each term to
Supplemental Educational Opportunity                         determine academic progress. Grades of
Grant, the Academic Competitiveness Grant,                   “F” (failure), “I” (incomplete), and “W”
the National Science and Mathematics Access                  (withdrawal) are considered courses
to Retain Talent Grant, the Federal Work-                    attempted but not successfully complet-
Study Program, the Federal Stafford Loan, the                ed. Financial aid may be awarded for
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and the                  repeated courses only if the original
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students.                      grade in the course is an “F”. Repeated
Also, Central Penn has agreements with the                   courses will be calculated as a course
private lenders that students in violation of                attempted for purposes of satisfactory
SAP requirements are not eligible to receive                 academic progress.
funding.                                                •    If unusual circumstances occur such as
   This policy for financial aid recipients is               injury or illness to the student or death
implemented in order to be in compliance with                of an immediate family member, the
current federal regulations. The policy reads as             College may waive the satisfactory aca-
follows:                                                     demic progress requirement. Also, the
•    A student’s permanent academic record                   College may choose to waive the satis-
     will be reviewed after each term to                     factory academic progress requirement
     determine academic progress. The                        if the student has experienced undue
     entire record will be reviewed even if                  hardship due to special circumstances.
     the student was not a financial aid                     Waivers will be reviewed on a case-by-
     recipient during part or all the time of                case basis. For special consideration, a
     his/her prior enrollment.                               student may need to complete a
                                                             Financial Aid Appeal Request form and
•    Financial aid will be awarded to full-                  submit it to the Financial Aid Director.
     time students who fulfill their course                  The Financial Aid Advisory
     requirements within a normal time                       Committee will then review the appeal.
     frame for program completion and                        The student will be notified in writing
     achieve a minimum grade point aver-                     of the disposition of the appeal.
     age. Students who enroll less than full
     time will have their financial aid calcu-             To be reinstated for financial aid, once a stu-
     lated based on the appropriate                     dent has been denied aid due to lack of progress
     enrollment status. All students will               and no appeal has been filed, or an appeal has
     adhere to the same quantitative and                been denied, a student must successfully com-
     qualitative measures for satisfactory              plete 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 term
     progress requirements.                             grade point average (C). The Financial Aid
                                                        Advisory Committee will give no aid until this
   For financial aid purposes, a normal time            requirement is accomplished and the student
frame for program completion and minimum                requests a review of his/her permanent aca-
grade point average is as follows:                      demic record. Students who have an appeal
•    Students cannot exceed the equivalent of           granted must complete their next term with a
     nine terms or 114 credits to complete              GPA of 2.0 or better and complete all courses
     their associate’s degree requirements. For         they register for successfully.
     the bachelor’s degree, students cannot                Students will be issued a Financial Aid
     exceed the equivalent of 15 terms or 186           Warning if they attempt less than 12 credits
     credits. All students must obtain a                during their first term of enrollment and get
less than a 2.0 term GPA. This is done to                       high standards of both living and learning are
notify students that if they continue to per-                   at the heart of Central Penn’s Student Services
form poorly, they may violate the academic                      program. A caring, well-trained, professional
progress policy.                                                staff serves students through programs that
                                                                cultivate a sense of responsibility both for one-
                                                                self and for one another as future leaders in our
Grade Level Advancement Policy                                  society.
   First-time enrolled students who start at                       Student Services at Central Penn is com-
Central Penn or Grade Level 1 students, must                    mitted to the belief that an educational
successfully complete a minimum of 36 credits                   environment with a mission centered on
to be considered in Grade Level 2 or                            responsibility and respect will significantly
Sophomore Level. For those students in the                      contribute to a healthier and better society.
bachelor degree program, students must suc-                     Central Penn strives to attain these goals
cessfully complete at least 72 credits or more to               through providing students with:
be considered a Grade Level 3 or Junior. Also,                  •    Dedicated involvement from faculty and
students must successfully complete at least                         staff.
108 credits or more to be considered a Grade
Level 4 or Senior. Students who transfer cred-                  •    Leadership experiences that directly
its into their Central Penn major, and for                           enhance marketability for employment
whom the Records and Registration office                             and promote the development of
posts applicable credits onto their permanent                        human potential.
academic record, will be permitted to have                      •    Part-time job opportunities that sup-
these credits applied toward determining their                       port and complement chosen career
grade level status. Students who transfer                            directions.
between majors at Central Penn will have only
those credits that apply to their new major                     •    Involvement in clubs and organizations
count toward academic grade level. This policy                       that expand exposure to professional
is established for determining Grade Level                           career fields and involvement in volun-
Status for Federal Family Educational Loans.                         teer programs that instill and cultivate a
*All information presented regarding financial aid eli-              sense of community service.
gibility and program availability reflects current              •    Intercollegiate athletic program —
regulations and policies. This information is subject to
change.                                                              Central Penn belongs to the Eastern
                                                                     Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference
                                                                •    A program of intramural campus sports
                                                                     and activities that accents the impor-
Student Services Philosophy                                          tance of mental, emotional, and physical
   At Central Penn, Student Services embod-                          well-being.
ies all the educational and developmental
aspects of a student’s life, which are not direct-
ly related to the classroom experience. Central
Penn takes these responsibilities as seriously as                  Unlike most colleges, Central Penn provides
its commitment to academic excellence and its                   apartments and townhouses. They are consid-
long-standing success in preparing students for                 ered some of the nicest living accommodations
the workforce.                                                  on any college campus. Freshman housing pro-
   Just as an appearance policy challenges stu-                 vides students with a furnished apartment style
dents’ “seriousness of purpose” for entering a                  residence and is available to students who have
career field, so do the high standards of Central               completed less than 35 credits. Apartment
Penn’s living and learning environment chal-                    style housing consists of two-bedroom, four-
lenge students’ commitment to developing                        person units with a limited number of
their potential as responsible adults. Students                 one-bedroom, three-person units priced at a
are challenged through a campus environment                     higher rate.
free of alcohol and drugs. These values and
   Upperclassman housing consists of fur-                 per term. If a student desires to schedule more
nished townhouses. Students are eligible to               than five courses, additional credits must be
transition to the upperclassman units if they             approved by the Academic Dean.
have no disciplinary sanctions indicating that
housing will be forfeited, have successfully              Student Activities
completed 35 number of credits, and space is
available. Upperclassman townhouses are four-                A quality education includes more than just
person units with two one-person bedrooms                 academics. That is why you are encouraged to
and one two-person bedroom.                               become involved in campus life by participat-
   Furnished units include complete kitchens,             ing in one or more of the many clubs,
air conditioning, basic and standard cable tele-          organizations, or athletic activities. Central
vision service, local phone service (a land line          Penn’s small size makes it possible for everyone
phone is not included), coin-operated laundry             to participate in activities and assume leader-
facilities on-site, and are close to campus build-        ship roles. Whether it’s basketball, golf,
ings and amenities. Utilities include water,              bowling, or one of many excellent clubs or pro-
sewage, electric, gas, trash, and local area tele-        fessional organizations, the Student Services
                                                          staff can assist you in finding an activity that is
phone. Each unit’s phone line, located in the
                                                          right for you.
kitchen, provides direct dialing to every apart-
                                                             Also, there are many special events through-
ment, townhouse, or on campus office. If                  out the year, from the homeless sleep out to the
students would like to make a toll or long dis-           Student Awards Banquet, which give you
tance calls, it is recommended students get a             opportunities to get involved and experience
calling card or use a cell phone.                         new and exciting things.

Roommates                                                 Beyond Campus
  Countless lifetime friendships begin at                    Our 34-acre campus is located in
Central Penn. We work with you to get the                 Summerdale, a picturesque community of less
best match of roommates possible. You will be             than 1,000 people. Harrisburg, the state capi-
asked to provide information about your per-              tal, is just across the Susquehanna River from
sonal traits and interests on the housing                 campus. This offers you many social, cultural,
                                                          and educational activities. Attractions include
application. You may also request to live with
                                                          HERSHEY PARK, Hershey stadium and
someone whom you already know on the hous-
                                                          arena (site of many sport events and concerts),
ing application form. Student Services will be            soccer, volleyball, and minor league baseball
happy to provide you with more details or                 games on Harrisburg’s City Island, trade
answer questions you may have regarding                   shows and professional soccer at the state
roommates.                                                Farm Show Complex, plus concerts, museums,
                                                          movie theaters, and malls all within a short
                                                          distance from campus.
Physically Challenged
                                                          CAMPUS SERVICES
  We try to make our campus accessible to the
                                                             Central Penn is your college. In an effort to
needs of physically challenged students.
                                                          make Central Penn a positive living and learn-
Students requiring further accommodations
                                                          ing environment, there are many facilities and
should contact the Student Services Dean.
                                                          services available to you. There is postal service
                                                          for pick up and delivery of your mail. The
Academic Year-Day                                         Scoozi Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and
                                                          dinner. The Student Union, in the Advanced
  Courses are offered Monday through                      Technology Education Center (ATEC), offers
Thursday in the evenings and Tuesday through              snack machines, games, and a place to study or
Friday during the daytime. Saturday classes as            just relax between classes. Stamps can be pur-
well as online and blended classes are also avail-        chased in the Student Services office in
able. Typical courses run for an 11-week term.            Bollinger Hall and an ATM/MAC machine is
A full-time student takes four or five courses

located in the lower level of the ATEC. Coin-              graduate or have been out of Central Penn for
operated laundry facilities are available in Gale,         many years, we are here to assist you.
Anne, and Mindy Halls.
Computer Classrooms and Labs
                                                              The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library,
   Food and/or beverages (including those                  located in the academic quad beside Milano
with lids) are strictly prohibited in any com-             Hall, provides a variety of educational
puter classroom or lab. Please use the student             resources to enhance your college experience.
lounge, Scoozi’s, or any common area if you                By using a Central Penn ID, students have
would like to eat or drink.                                access to electronic, book, and periodical
                                                           resources as well as interlibrary loan agree-
                                                           ments. Students also have online access to
Computer Services                                          Library catalogs and resources. Students will
                                                           be required to use the Library to complete
   An open computer lab and most computer
                                                           research assignments. Students are responsible
classrooms are located on the third floor of the
                                                           for all Library materials signed out in their
ATEC. For your convenience, the ATEC is
                                                           name and may be subject to fines, damage
open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m.
                                                           charges, or replacement costs. Students’ tran-
to 10:00 p.m. The open lab has extended week-
                                                           scripts will not be released if Library materials
end and late night hours, posted on a quarterly
                                                           or charges are outstanding.
basis. Central Penn is on the Internet. You will
                                                              The Law Library, located in Room 43 of
receive a student login account when you
                                                           Bollinger Hall, houses the legal reference col-
arrive. Campus computers may be used to gain
                                                           lection to facilitate a legal learning
access to the Internet for research and other
academic activities. Students must provide a
Central Penn ID to use campus computers. No
guests are permitted to use campus computers.              Part-time Employment
                                                              Many students choose to work part time
Employment After Graduation                                while going to college. The Career Services
                                                           Director keeps a list of available part-time jobs
   Central Penn believes in graduate success.              and will assist you in meeting your needs. On
We make every effort to help you in your job               the average, students who do hold part-time
search. The Career Services Director works                 positions work approximately 15-20 hours per
with you in the preparation of your resume and             week, so they are still able to devote adequate
cover letter, assists you with interviewing tech-          time to their studies.
niques, and points out career opportunities.
Central Penn annually hosts two career expos               STUDENT ASSISTANCE
and a summer part-time job fair. The online
career center, a web-based job matching sys-               Student Assistance Center
tem, is available to assist you in your job search.
Employers prefer Central Penn graduates                       Central Penn is committed to student suc-
because of their in-depth career education,                cess. Students are required to take placement
hands-on training, and professional demeanor.              exams to determine proficiency in areas of
   No college can guarantee or promise you a               English and math. Correct placement allows
job after graduation. However, we will do                  for students to begin their academic require-
everything within reason to assist you in your             ments at a level where they can be successful.
job search by providing employment assistance              If Central Penn cannot offer the levels of
and referrals.                                             remediation necessary, developmental course-
   Employment statistics, including starting               work may be required elsewhere, prior to
salaries, are available in the Career Services             becoming a fully matriculated student. Central
office. Employment services are provided for               Penn provides several outlets for support or
you for your lifetime. Whether you are a recent

guidance for the academic programs and                    Student Services
requirements in general education. These out-
lets include the Student Assistance Center,               Counseling
student tutors, and an online assistance center              Student Services provides a part-time, on-
— SMARTHINKING. Students seeking                          site counselor. Students may confidentially
assistance beyond these means should seek                 seek counseling by contacting the Student
guidance from his/her Academic Advisor or                 Services office in Bollinger Hall. Additional
the Academic Dean.                                        local contacts are also available for students
                                                          experiencing difficulties.
   The Student Assistance Center has been
designed to help students with tutoring and               PHILOSOPHIES AND
writing needs. Students often benefit from a
different perspective or style of explanation, or
a little extra attention on a difficult subject.             The philosophies and policies explain
The Center allows you to take the initiative to           where the College stands on certain issues;
seek help, without having to go through a dif-            issues that relate to the success of each and
ficult process. It is important that you use this         every student who chooses Central Penn.
service to your benefit; it can help you excel as         Philosophies touch more on the reasons why.
a student.                                                How we interpret these philosophies in the
                                                          form of policies, is spelled out in the Student
   Faculty staffs the Center and a schedule is            Handbook.
posted each term in the Library, on bulletin                 The Vision, Mission, and Core Values
boards, the kiosk system, and in department               found at the beginning of this catalog serve as
offices. Appointments are suggested, but stu-             guides when formulating philosophies and
dents may just walk in. Sessions are held in the          policies.
Leadership Room of the Library.

                                                          Academic Degree Requirements
Student Tutors
                                                             A cumulative grade point average of at
   Students interested in tutoring should con-            least 2.0 is required for graduation. All stu-
tact the Retention and Placement Coordinator.             dents must fulfill the necessary program
Students must have successfully completed the             requirements including STS005 The
course they want to tutor with an “A.” Students           Central Penn Experience and a four-credit
must also make a day/time commitment for                  internship/capstone.
the entire term. Students can receive credit for             Associate degree students primarily take
community service hours through student                   courses at the 100 and 200-level. A small
tutoring. An active student tutoring list is dis-         number of 300-level courses are required in
seminated each term.                                      the associate level programs and are reserved
                                                          mostly for the program areas. Bachelor level
Smarthinking                                              programs contain courses at the 100, 200, 300,
                                                          and 400-level. The 300- and 400-level courses
   The College also provides SMARTHINK-                   reflect advanced levels of study and intensified
ING, which is an online/virtual learning                  academic rigor.
assistance center. Students connect to live tutors           It is the responsibility of the student to
from any computer that has Internet access                ensure that all courses and credits are complet-
through the tools menu on Blackboard. Online              ed. Academic Advisors can assist students in
tutoring is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a            this process. The student should keep accurate
week. An online writing lab allows students to            records of his/her degree progress on the
submit papers for e-structors to critique with            degree audit pages in the back of this catalog.
essays being returned within 24 hours.
                                                          Academic Probation
                                                             Academic probation occurs when a student
                                                          fails to make satisfactory academic progress. If

you are placed on academic probation, we                    American Disabilities Act
believe that you do have the potential to gradu-            Compliance
ate, however, your academic performance
indicates a need for immediate improvement.                 Learning Disabilities
Therefore, academic advising/counseling and/or                 As of July 1, 2003, students must submit a
certain restrictions are part of probation. You will        current psychological evaluation, audiological
receive written notification from the Academic              report, or other professional documentation to
Dean informing you of your status. A student                the Student Services Dean for review. A cur-
who fails to meet probationary improvement                  rent evaluation is defined as occurring within
standards will be academically dismissed.                   the past two years. An Individualized
                                                            Education Plan (IEP) from a high school does
                                                            not provide the information needed to make an
Academic Progress/Incomplete                                informed decision; however, an IEP can be
Grades                                                      submitted as extending documentation. Verbal
                                                            requests for assistance cannot be accepted.
   Satisfactory academic progress is defined as                Once the relevant documentation is
a minimum of a 2.0 GPA at the end of a term.                received, a representative from Student
An incomplete grade “I” is given at the discre-             Services will review and render a decision. A
tion of a faculty member and must be satisfied              Notice of Accommodations will be prepared
within the time specified by that professor (not            for the student. A meeting will be called
to exceed six weeks after the end of the term);             between Student Services representative(s),
otherwise it becomes an “F.” Any change in                  student, and family representative(s), if appli-
grade (except an “I”) must be made by Friday                cable, to review the accommodations. Once the
of the second week of classes in a new term.                Notice of Accommodations is signed, Central
Satisfactory academic progress ensures career               Penn will provide the accommodations listed.
success.                                                       At no time are the Notice of Accommodations,
                                                            documentation, or meetings an indicator that the
                                                            student will pass coursework or receive a degree.
Academic Dismissal                                          A student is the only person to guarantee their
   The primary reason that you enter Central                success through hard work and perseverance.
Penn is to earn a degree. If your academic per-             The student also has the responsibility to
formance indicates that you are not going to                inform all professors of the need for assistance.
achieve that goal, you will be academically dis-               Central Penn is limited in the accommoda-
missed. Once this happens, you may be in a                  tions that can be made for students.
better position to reassess your future plans; and          Physical Disabilities
if Central Penn is still a part of them, you may               The existing campus meets ADA require-
desire to apply for readmission. We believe it is           ments and the College attempts to reasonably
unfair for you to remain a Central Penn student             accommodate the needs of physically chal-
if you are not making progress toward satisfy-              lenged students. Students needing further
ing the degree requirements. If you are                     accommodations should contact the Student
academically dismissed, your notification letter            Services Dean.
will outline specific requirements to meet in
order to be considered for readmittance.
Alcohol-free and Drug-free                                     We duplicate a business environment as
Campus                                                      closely as possible. In business you will meet
                                                            people whose first impression of you influences
   Central Penn is committed to providing an                their judgment of you. By maintaining a pro-
alcohol-free and drug-free environment for all              fessional appearance policy in academic
students. The possession, use, or sale of alco-             buildings on class days, you will develop good
holic beverages and illegal drugs is strictly               habits and build your professional wardrobe for
prohibited on the campus of Central Penn and                your career success.
can result in expulsion.

Articulation Agreements                                 The Central Penn Experience
   Central Penn has established articulation               All students are required to take The
agreements with various high schools and col-           Central Penn Experience. This one-credit,
leges. A student can articulate those courses or        blended course is an introduction to the
credits stated on the articulation agreement.           College and its academic/social requirements.
The required paperwork for articulation must            The course must be passed and is necessary for
be completed prior to starting a program at             graduation. If a student fails The Central Penn
Central Penn in order to receive credit. Ask            Experience, he or she is placed on academic
your high school guidance counselor or any              probation. If a student fails The Central
admissions counselor for information about              Penn Experience two times he or she will be
articulation.                                           dismissed.

Attendance                                              Car on Campus
   In the business world, too many absences                You may have your car on campus. Cars
result in loss of pay or your job. At Central           must be registered and display parking permits
Penn, excessive absences will result in a lower         for security reasons. Students must park in stu-
grade or failure. In preparing you for the busi-        dent-designated lots.
ness world, Central Penn reflects the generally
accepted business practice on attendance.
Attendance policies also apply to online                Changing Your Major
coursework.                                             (Interdivisional Transfer)
                                                           A change-of-major fee of $50 will be
Auditing                                                assessed for any student changing major more
                                                        than two times. In certain cases, students in aca-
   You may attend or audit classes not includ-          demic violation with a GPA below 2.0 will be
ed in your particular program. If auditing, you         charged the fee as well. Forms are located in the
do not take exams and do not earn a grade or            Records and Registration office. Students trans-
credit. Permission to audit a class may be              ferring from an associate degree to a bachelor
obtained from the professor and approval of             degree within their field will have the fee
the Academic Dean.                                      waived.

Blended Courses                                         Class Scheduling
   Blended courses are a combination of class-             The schedule for the first term full-time
room and online education. Students have                student is established by the Registrar and is
required classroom time and required online             usually comprised of three general education
coursework. Attendance in blended courses is            courses, one program-specific course, and The
based on participation in the class and comple-         Central Penn Experience. Future schedules are
tion of weekly online coursework. Thus, any             the primary responsibility of the student.
student who fails to complete an assigned task          Advisor input should be sought. Registration
will be counted as absent, and failure to com-          for returning students is accessible online at
plete any work within a one-week period will   Students are advised to
be reported as though the student had stopped           keep proper degree-audit records in the back
attending class for a week. The last date of            of this catalog. After the pre-registration peri-
attendance will be determined by using the last         od, all registrations must have financial
date of the academic week in which the student          clearance from the Business office (this is the
actually completed work. Blended courses meet           responsibility of the student).
in the classroom for a minimum of 22 hours.
Scheduled meeting times are predetermined
and appear on registration materials.

Class Size                                                College-Level Examination Program AE
                                                          (CLEPAE) exams
   The average class size is approximately 16                Central Penn does accept CLEP examina-
students to one faculty. Classes range in size            tions for credit in identified areas. However, at
from 7-55 students.                                       this time the College is not a testing center.
                                                          The closest testing center to the College is:
                                                          Harrisburg Area Community College, One
Conduct                                                   HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The
   You are expected to conduct yourself in an             credit-granting score of 50 is required for all
appropriate manner, which is defined in the               CLEP examinations in order to gain credit.
Student Handbook and the Residence Hall                   The course equivalency listing identifies the
Lease Agreement. Your living comfort, class-              credit Central Penn will grant for each exam-
room atmosphere, and personal rights are                  ination and is available from the Student
important and should not be infringed upon;               Services Dean or on the website.
therefore, guidelines for conduct are a benefit              A student can obtain a total of 9 credits
to you. Just as in the community where inap-              toward an associate degree and 18 credits
propriate actions may cause you to lose your              toward a bachelor degree through CLEP
job or lose your lease, Central Penn follows a            examinations. This is also applicable to CLEP
published judiciary process, which could result           examinations administered through the
in appropriate disciplinary action. This process          Defense Activity for Non-Traditional
is published in the Student Handbook and can              Education Support (DANTES) program.
be discussed with the Student Services Dean.              The total number of credits transferred into a
                                                          program may not exceed one-half of the
                                                          degree program.
Course Load
                                                          CLEP for Military Personnel (DANTES)
   A typical full-time student carries 12 credits.           Central Pennsylvania College awards credit
Students taking fewer than 12 credits may be              to those eligible military personnel taking
classified as part-time students. Students desir-         CLEP examinations through the Defense
ing to take more than 15 credits need permission          Activity for Non-Traditional Education
from the Academic Dean. Student accounts are              Support (DANTES) program.
billed on a per credit basis. For further informa-           For a complete listing of AP and CLEP
tion, contact the Financial Aid office.                   examinations along with accepted equivalen-
                                                          cies, please visit the College website transfer
                                                          credit page under admissions.
Credit-by-examination Policies
Advanced Placement (AP)                                   Credit Hour Definition
   The Advanced Placement (AP) Program
offered through the College Board offers high               Fifteen hours of classroom lecture equal
school students the opportunity to challenge              one credit; 40 hours of laboratory work or
themselves to gain college credit. Students               practicum equal one credit; minimum of 60
participating in AP courses can work on gain-             hours of internship equal one credit depend-
ing the skills and attitudes needed to be                 ing upon the program.
successful in college.
   Students who receive an AP exam of 3, 4, or
5 will be granted college credit. Students may            Cumulative Grade Point Average
transfer a maximum of 12 college credits                  (GPA)
through AP examinations; the 12 credits may
                                                            Students should know their cumulative
not be used in addition to articulated course-
                                                          GPA and keep it above 2.0 to remain off pro-
work with high schools or area
                                                          bation and to graduate. Transfer credits from
vocational/technical programs.
                                                          another college and credits earned through
                                                          pass/fail or Lifelong Learning are not includ-
                                                          ed in your cumulative average.

Customer Satisfaction                                     to the close of week seven. Students withdraw-
                                                          ing after week seven will receive “Fs.” It is also
   Improving customer satisfaction is a goal of           important that you contact the Financial Aid
Central Pennsylvania College. Students are our            office and Business office prior to making your
customers. We want them to be satisfied with              decision. The student is responsible for obtain-
their Central Penn experience. One way that               ing financial aid clearance from the Business
the administration demonstrates our commit-               office (signature on the form). Adding and/or
ment to serve students better is by reading and           dropping courses have financial implications,
reacting to their perceptions. Each term stu-             which are explained in the Refund and
dents are asked to honestly assess faculty, staff,        Distribution Policy.
and the services they receive at Central Penn.
Positive comments as well as suggestions for
improvement are shared with students, faculty,            Dual Enrollment
and staff. The College genuinely appreciates
students’ candid assessment of administrative                The college offers, through special arrange-
services. Central Penn continues to strive to             ments with local high schools, the opportunity
improve our services to the student customer.             for high school students to take college-level
Working together, our campus will see many                courses for credit while still attending high
improvements, resulting in higher student sat-            school. Students are able to take any course for
isfaction culminating in graduate career                  which they meet the prerequisites at a reduced
success. The tagline added to the College logo            tuition rate. Placement testing may be required.
in 2002, Your Bridge to Success, reflects our             Interested high school students should contact
purpose. The caring faculty and staff at Central          their guidance counselors to determine whether
Penn want to help students succeed in the                 a signed agreement exists and to obtain the
career of their dreams.                                   dual-enrollment application. Questions should
                                                          be directed to the Academic Dean.

Dean’s List — Recognition of
Achievement                                               Early Warning

   Students carrying six or more credits and                 Central Penn is concerned with your
earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better            progress and has devised a system for identify-
during a term, have earned a place on the                 ing those who are experiencing difficulties in
Dean’s List.                                              achieving success. This “early warning system”
   The following criteria are used to recognize           will help direct you to the appropriate sources
graduates of high achievement at graduation:              of assistance.

Cumulative Average         Honorary Title
3.80 - 4.00                Summa Cum Laude                Grades
3.60 - 3.79                Magna Cum Laude                •    Students are expected to maintain a sat-
3.50 - 3.59                Cum Laude                           isfactory academic record (2.0 GPA or
                                                               higher) at Central Penn.
  In addition, a student successfully complet-
ing the Central Penn Honors Program will                  •    Students must have a 2.0 GPA or high-
graduate with distinguished honors.                            er to be eligible to graduate.
                                                            Definition of grades and other marks found
                                                          on grade reports:
Dropping or Adding Courses
                                                          A    Exceptional interest and mastery of
   The Registrar or Assistant Registrar will                   subject matter
help you change your schedule. Pay close
attention to appropriate timing within which              B+ Above average interest and mastery of
to add or drop courses so as not to affect your              subject
grades. Students may only add classes during
                                                          C+ Average mastery of subject matter with
week one. In order to withdraw from a course
                                                             no measurable deficiency
with a grade of “W,” a student must do so prior
C- Below average mastery of subject with               Other Complaints:
   minor measurable deficiency                            When other complaints arise, whether they
                                                       are student originated or from other parties,
D    Marginal mastery of subject matter                the following procedure applies:
     with indicated areas of deficiency
                                                       1. Any complaints that are not directly a
F    Impaired understanding of subject with               matter of academic grading should be
     a deficiency in most areas                           brought to the attention of the Academic
Grade           Grade Point Description                   Advisor via a scheduled meeting, phone
                                                          call, or in writing.
A    95 – 100      4.0       Exceptional
A-   90 – 94       3.88                                2. If the Academic Advisor and the other
B+   88 – 89       3.25      Above average                party cannot come to a resolution regard-
B    85 – 87       3.0
                                                          ing the complaint, the party should
B-   80 – 84       2.88
C+   78 – 79       2.25      Average
                                                          appeal to the Student Services Dean.
C    75 – 77       2.0                                 3. The Student Services Dean must be pro-
C-   70 – 74       1.88      Below average
                                                          vided with a written complaint and a
D+   68 – 69       1.25
                                                          meeting with the other party will be
D    65 – 67       1.00      Marginal
D-   60 – 64       0.88                                   scheduled. The meeting may be in per-
F    0 – 59        0         Failing                      son or via phone conversation.
AU      0                    Audit
                                                       4. The Student Services Dean will render a
I       0                    Incomplete
L       0                    Lifelong Learning
                                                          decision and inform, in writing, all par-
P       0                    Pass                         ties involved in the complaint within
T       0                    Transfer                     three working days.
W       0                    Withdraw
Y                            Passed waiver test
                                                       5. The decision of the Student Services
                                                          Dean is final.

Grievance Policies
Academic Grievance:
   In the event of a student having an academ-            As a career-oriented college, Central Penn
ic grievance with any professor, the Student           requires all students to complete an Internship.
Handbook issued by the College notes the fol-          Internships range in hours from 180 to 560
lowing policy and procedure for “Academic              hours. Traditional students are eligible for
Grievance.”                                            internship upon completion of all coursework
                                                       and should register for internship during their
1. A student wishing to appeal a grade or              final term of classes. Continuing Education
   academic decision or with an academic               students have the option of choosing a cap-
   concern must first meet with the faculty            stone course in place of the traditional
   member to discuss grievances.                       internship. This can be done at both the asso-
2. If the student and the faculty member do            ciate and bachelor degree level. This course
   not come to a satisfactory agreement, the           requires an extensive research project and paper
   student should submit a brief written               related to the student’s chosen career path. For
   summary of the grievance or concern to              further information on this process, see the
   the Academic Dean. The Academic                     Continuing Education Dean.
   Dean will review the concern and may                   If a student does not register or return for a
   meet with the student.                              new term, or fails internship/capstone, the stu-
                                                       dent is automatically withdrawn from the
3. The Academic Dean will render a deci-               College.
   sion and inform, in writing, all parties
   involved in the complaint within three
   working days.
4. The decision of the Academic Dean is
Leave of Absence Policy                                 Online Courses
   The Leave of Absence (LOA) policy is                    The College offers a variety of online cours-
designed for continuing education students              es taught in an asynchronous fashion using the
who may need to temporarily take time off               Blackboard Internet platform. Students not
during their education at Central Penn.                 enrolled in a fully online degree program may
Continuing Education students who need to               take up to 50% of their degree requirements
exercise the LOA policy should notify their             online without financial aid implications.
Academic Advisor and initiate the process in            Traditional students need written approval
the Records and Registration office. The form           from the Academic Dean to take more than
must be submitted to the vice president no later        50% of their term credits online. Attendance in
than the second week of classes.                        online courses is based on participation in
   The LOA policy is designed to enable a stu-          online discussions and completion of weekly
dent to retain his/her academic program                 coursework. Thus, any student who fails to
requirements as outlined during admission.              complete an assigned task will be counted as
The LOA policy is permitted once per aca-               absent, and failure to complete any work with-
demic year for a time frame of one term. If a           in a one-week period will be reported as
student does not reactivate his or her status           though the student had stopped attending class
through registration, the student will automat-         for a week. The last date of attendance will be
ically be withdrawn from the College. After             determined by using the last date of the aca-
being withdrawn from the College, the student           demic week in which the student actually
would then be responsible for fulfilling current        completed work.
degree requirements upon reenrollment to the
   Taking a leave of absence may impact finan-          Off-site Courses
cial aid, scholarships, and housing. Housing is
                                                           The College offers courses at off-campus
unavailable during a leave of absence and
                                                        sites. Students cannot earn a complete degree
placement is not guaranteed upon return.
                                                        at these locations. However, students can
Traditional students are not eligible for LOA.
                                                        choose to take a combination of online courses
                                                        and off-site courses. Additionally, students may
Lifelong Learning and Credits                           find alternate locations to offer a
                                                        needed/desired course not offered at the
   Credits that a student transfers from anoth-         Summerdale campus. Bachelor degree-seeking
er institution or earns through Lifelong                students are limited to fewer than 20 courses at
Learning are not included in the cumulative             an off-site location and must be willing to take
GPA, but are used in determining the student’s          online, blended courses, and/or courses at the
satisfactory progress. Contact the Student              Summerdale campus to complete a degree.
Services Dean regarding transfer credits and
the Continuing Education Dean for Lifelong
Learning.                                               Reacceptance
                                                           If a student is academically dismissed he/she
Midterm Warning                                         may reapply to Central Penn. Students that
                                                        have been academically dismissed will be
   At midterm of each term, a warning is                required to take off two terms. In order to
mailed to you if you are failing or not doing           return as a full-time student, he/she will be
satisfactory work in a course. Your Advisor will        required to take an approved course (at Central
also receive a copy of this warning and then            Penn or elsewhere) and earn a “B” (3.0) or
request to meet with you. Midterm warnings              higher. Reacceptance conditions will be out-
and Advisor meetings are designed to help a             lined in your acceptance letter, and
student improve in needed areas.                        reacceptance is not guaranteed.

Refresher Training                                        Transfer
   After graduation, you may want to return to               Though the primary purpose of Central
Central Penn for refresher training. This is              Penn’s programs is to prepare you for a career,
available in your major at no charge as long as           many courses may be applied toward a bache-
classroom space is available. The Registrar can           lor’s degree, should you continue your
provide further information.                              education at Central Penn or another bachelor
                                                          degree-granting institution. The college to
Registration                                              which you intend to transfer determines
                                                          acceptance of transfer credits. If you plan to
   It is important for students to register for           transfer to another institution after graduation,
courses during the registration periods due to            you are urged to consult that institution’s cata-
availability of courses. Late registrants will be         log as early as possible and confer with its
assessed a late fee. Students who fail to register        career center regarding transfer.
by the close of the first week of classes will be            If you are interested in transferring credits
withdrawn from the College. First-time stu-               from another institution, you should notify the
dents are registered by the Records office and            Admissions office. Only grades of “C” or high-
returning students may register for classes               er (through articulation agreements or from
online, through the College website.                      outside institutions) will be considered for
                                                          transfer credits and each situation is dealt with
Repeating Courses                                         on a case-by-case basis. The majority of your
                                                          total credits must be earned at Central Penn.
   If a course is failed, students may repeat that           In addition, a student that has already
course one additional time at Central Penn. If            received an associate degree from Central
the course is failed a second time, the student           Pennsylvania College and wishes to enroll in
must earn the credits elsewhere. If the course is         the bachelor program must fill out a change of
essential for progression in the program, the             major form to initiate a transfer evaluation.
student may be dismissed.                                 Many credits transfer within the College;
                                                          however, it is wise to consult with your Advisor
Special Academic Opportunities                            prior to the change.
                                                             You may appeal a credit transfer decision by
   Students seeking specific academic opportu-
                                                          forwarding a written request to the Student
nities including Independent Studies, Honor
                                                          Services Dean within 45 days of receipt of the
Studies, or the Craiger C. Parker Leadership
                                                          decision. Written requests should be explicit in
Recognition Program should contact their
                                                          identifying the credit hour or course transfer
Advisor and the Academic Dean.
                                                          decision that is being appealed. The decision
                                                          of the Student Services Dean is final.
Student Definitions                                          Students seeking an Associate in Science
Continuing Education Student                              degree and transferring into the Paralegal pro-
Students who primarily enroll part time in the            gram must take 12 credits of the Specialty
evening, online, blended, or weekend courses              courses required by the American Bar
are considered non-traditional students and               Association (ABA) at Central Pennsylvania
will be assigned to Continuing Education serv-            College.
ices. Non-degree and part-time students who               Foreign Transcripts
take courses for professional development will               Central Pennsylvania College does not eval-
also be assigned to Continuing Education for              uate transcripts from non-U.S. schools. If the
advising and Continuing Education services.               student attended a college or university outside
Traditional Student                                       of the United States, the student must arrange,
   A traditional student is defined as a student          at his or her expense, to have their academic
entering Central Penn primarily out of high               record evaluated on a detailed, course-by-
school or directly from an associate program, as          course basis by a U.S. credential evaluation
a full-time, degree-seeking student. These stu-           service. This process usually takes from 4-5
dents will be assigned to full-time faculty for           weeks and generally costs $125.
advising and pre-registration.
Acceptable Credential Evaluation Services:                  The Drug-free Schools and
                                                            Communities Act Amendments
1. Educational Credential Evaluators, P.O.
   Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                            The Drug-free Schools and Communities
   53203-3470. Tel: 414.289.3400. Fax:                      Act Amendments of 1989 require an institu-
   414.289.3411. e-mail:                      tion of higher education, as a condition of
2. World Educational Services, P.O. Box                     receiving funds or any other form of financial
   745, Old Chelsea Station, New York,                      assistance under any federal program, to certi-
   New York 10113-0745. Tel:                                fy that it has adopted and implemented a drug
   800.937.3895. Fax: 212.966.6395. e-mail:                 prevention program to prevent the unlawful                                            possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs
                                                            and alcohol by students and employees.
3. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., 7101 SW                     As part of its drug prevention program for
   102 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33173. Tel:                   students and employees, Central Penn annual-
   305.273.1616. Fax: 305.273.1338.                         ly distributes in writing to each student and
   e-mail:                                 employee the following information:
4. Academic Credentials Evaluation                          1. Standards of conduct that clearly pro-
   Institute, P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills,                    hibit the unlawful possession, use, or
   California 90212. Tel: 310.275.3530. Fax:                   distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
   310.275.3528. e-mail:                       by students and employees on Central
                                                               Penn’s property or as part of any of its
Undeclared Major
                                                            2. A description of the applicable legal
   If you wish to attend Central Penn to assess                sanctions under local, state, or federal
career choices, to fulfill admissions require-                 law for the unlawful possession or distri-
ments, to enhance job skills, or to pursue                     bution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
educational enrichment, you may be accepted
without declaring a specific major. Such stu-               3. A description of the health risks associ-
dents may take up to 12 credits before                         ated with the use of illicit drugs and the
declaring a major, at which time an application                abuse of alcohol;
for admission into a degree program must be                 4. A description of available drug and alco-
submitted to the Admissions office. To assist                  hol counseling, treatment, or
you in choosing a career, an Admissions                        rehabilitation programs; and
Committee interview will be required if you do
not declare a major. You must declare a major               5. A clear statement of the disciplinary
prior to receiving financial aid.                              sanctions that the College will impose
                                                               on students and employees who violate
                                                               the standards of conduct.
                                                               The College will conduct a biennial review
   Students can initiate a withdrawal from the              of its drug prevention program to determine
College at any time. However, prior to doing                its effectiveness, implement changes as need-
so, it is advised that the student meet with their          ed, and ensure that the disciplinary sanctions
Advisor, the Retention and Placement                        are consistently enforced.
Coordinator, and the Business office.                          Central Penn fully supports the objectives
   A student is automatically withdrawn after               of these laws and their related regulations. The
missing eight consecutive hours of class in each            College recognizes both alcohol and drug
class the student has been enrolled in. If a                abuse as potential health, safety, and security
withdrawn student plans to return to Central                problems. The College expects its students
Penn, he or she should contact Admissions.                  and employees to cooperate in maintaining a
For additional information on the following policies        college environment free from the effects of
please refer to the Student Handbook or the College         alcohol and other drugs and to comply with
Website.                                                    this policy.

The Family Education Rights and                                Challenge
Privacy Act (FERPA)                                               The student is entitled to challenge and/or
                                                               add to the factual basis of any record entry
Preamble                                                       contained in records, files, and/or data. The
   The Family Education Rights and Privacy                     purpose of this challenge is to insure that such
Act of 1974 establishes specific rights for stu-               entries are not inaccurate or misleading or in
dents and/or their parents and prevents the                    violation of his/her privacy or other rights as a
release of certain information without the                     student, and to provide an opportunity for the
written consent of the student.                                correction or deletion of any such inaccuracies,
   Generally, this federal law gives students,                 misleading or otherwise inappropriate data
former students, and alumni the right to review                contained therein. The substantive judgment
in the presence of Central Penn personnel their                of a staff member about a student’s work,
own records maintained by Central Penn,                        expressed in grades and/or evaluations, is not
including academic and financial records.                      within the purview of this right to challenge.
   Parents of dependent students, as defined                      The Records and Registration office will
by the Internal Revenue Service, may have                      provide the student with an opportunity to
access to the Central Penn records of their                    place in the records a statement commenting
dependent sons or daughters without student                    upon the challenged information in the educa-
consent. Parents do not have the right to see                  tion records, which will be kept so long as the
records of students who are no longer                          contents are contested.
dependent upon them.
Inspection                                                        If a records entry question has not been sat-
   The student has the right to inspect, in the                isfactorily resolved by this informal procedure,
presence of a staff member, official college                   the student is entitled to a hearing on the mat-
records, files, and data primarily and directly                ter. The student shall submit a written request
related to himself/herself. This right includes an             for a hearing to the Records and Registration
explanation of any information contained in                    office. The hearing must be held within a rea-
these sources. The student is entitled to such                 sonable time after the request and the student
rights within 45 days of the time that he/she                  notified as to the time, date, and place of the
requests in writing to the Records and                         hearing in a reasonably advanced time of the
Registration office to initiate such an inspection.            hearing as to make his/her presence practical.
   Education records of the student will not be                   A hearing officer/panel will be designated
released to the student, his parents, or any third             by the President (or his designate), and the
party as long as a financial indebtedness or                   student will be afforded a full and fair oppor-
serious academic and/or disciplinary matter                    tunity to present evidence relevant to the issues
involving the student remains unresolved. This                 of the record entry validity. The student may
limitation does not preclude the student from                  be assisted or represented by an advisor of
having personal access to the records — mere-                  his/her choice, including at his/her own
ly from obtaining the release of the                           expense, an attorney. The student will be fur-
information. The student may not have access                   nished, within a reasonable time following the
to the confidential financial statement of par-                hearing, a written decision from the designat-
ents or any information contained in such                      ed hearing officer. In addition, the student is
statements. The student is entitled to request                 entitled to receive in writing a summary of the
copies of his/her records, files, and data at a                evidence and the reasons for the decision.
reasonable administrative cost.                                   Explanatory Statement: The contents of the
Note: In no case will letters of recommendation and            student’s challenge will remain a part of the
other information obtained or prepared before January          student’s record regardless of the outcome of
1, 1975, which were written on the assumption or               any challenge.
expressed promise of confidentiality to the authors, be
available for inspection, disclosure, or challenge.

Disclosure                                                  The student is entitled to request that any or
   No personally identifiable information from           all of this information not be made publicly
education records shall be disclosed by any              available; such a request must be made in writ-
means to individuals or agencies outside the             ing to the Records and Registration office.
school without the consent of the student in             This request shall be effective only with
writing, except pursuant to lawful subpoena or           respect to directory information not prepared
court order, or except in the case of specifical-        for release at the time the request is received by
ly-designated educational and government                 the Records and Registration office. Such a
officials as required by law.                            request remains effective until revoked by the
   Information contained in such records may             student.
be shared within the school. Records originat-           Failure to Comply
ing at another institution will be subject to              If the College fails to comply with the Act,
these policies.                                          the student may file a written complaint by
   The following is a list of public information,        mailing it directly to:
which may be made available regarding stu-
dents of the College without their prior                 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy
consent and is considered part of the public               Office
record of their attendance:                              Department of Health, Education, and
1. Name
                                                         330 Independence Avenue SW
2. Address (Local and Permanent)                         Washington, DC 20201
3. Telephone Number
4. Date and Place of Birth
5. Major
6. Student Activities, including Athletics
7. Dates of Enrollment
8. Date of Graduation
9. Degrees and Awards Received
10. Honors
11. Most Recent Educational Institution
    Attended Prior to Admission
12. Name and Address of Parents, Guardian,
13. Photos
14. Classification
15. Current Student Schedule

Leadership Across the Curriculum

A Word from Dr. Vayda
   Recognizing that you are the leaders of tomorrow, Central Penn has designed an educational
experience that affords you opportunities to become the very best you can become. I encourage you
to take advantage of those opportunities and fully embrace your education at Central Pennsylvania
   As you have certainly come to know, Central Penn has a unique approach to education and the
educational environment. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide you with the tools you
need to be successful in your chosen profession. Providing you with a well-rounded, experiential
education and maintaining policies that mirror the career world help to get you off to a strong start.
The infusion of leadership across the curriculum is another golden opportunity to add to your suc-
cess. Throughout the course of an academic year, you will be presented with the opportunity to listen
to and to meet leaders from around the world. Their thoughts, ideas, and experiences can offer you
insight to some of the secrets of life.
   Central Penn takes great pride in the quality of graduate that passes over our bridge. Your suc-
cess is our success. I hope we serve you well.

                                                           Melissa Vayda, Ed D
                                                           Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

Common Hour                                              Student Leadership Training
   Central Penn provides the unique opportu-
nity for college students to develop leadership             The Student Leadership Training Institute
skills and to gain perspective on the various            (SLTI) is a training program for student lead-
spiritual and cultural aspects of life through           ers and those students who are interested in
Common Hour events. Every Wednesday,                     leadership. The program is designed to
from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., a special presen-           enhance their development as effective leaders.
tation is available for the campus community.            The students will gain knowledge and skills
These events may range from well-known                   that will help them in all spheres of their lives,
speakers and leaders, to successful graduates,           in college as well as in their careers and home
musicians, artists, and community leaders.               lives. The Leadership Institute runs during the
   All students are encouraged to attend, but            spring term.
those taking Oral Communications and stu-
dents accepted into the Leadership Honor
Academy, are required to attend the Common
Hour events. The Common Hour schedule is
published each term. Events include leadership
and cultural presentations, and club and advis-
ing activities. Each weekly event is publicized.

Leadership Honor Academy
   Students with the desire to participate in a
prestigious leadership opportunity and willing
to go above and beyond are invited to consider
applying for the Academy. Students can apply
for acceptance into the program upon accept-
ance to Central Penn or prior to earning 80
credits. Admission into the Academy is com-
petitive and considers the person as a whole.
While grades are important, so, too, is demon-
strated leadership, commitment, integrity, and
the will to succeed. Application to the
Academy is open to all full-time students and
will require an interview, letters of reference,
and a self-evaluation.
   Cadets will participate in a series of leader-
ship activities including Common Hour
events, Leadership Series, the Student
Leadership Training Institute (SLTI), commu-
nity service activities, and physical training,
and will serve as ambassadors or the ‘eyes’ of
the College. Cadets will be expected to model
the Big Eight and serve as the role models for
the campus. Cadets will be involved in cere-
monies, have special pinning or capping
events, and will graduate with Leadership
Honors. Cadets will also be expected to wear
their Academy uniforms on Common Hour
Wednesdays. Brochures and/or applications
are located in the Academic Affairs office.

Academic Programs and Degree Requirements
   When you enroll in a degree program at              •   Applications Development
Central Penn, you can be assured that your
                                                       •   Cyber Security
course of study will concentrate in your chosen
field of study. Your curriculum will foster            •   Database Management
hands-on learning, realistic experiences, and
interaction with caring professionals who have         •   Network Management
worked in the field.                                   Legal Studies Program
   Every degree program at Central Penn
stresses this learn-by-doing philosophy
whether it’s an online project, a classroom            Associate in Science Degrees
project, or a lab experience. Our high quality
degrees focus on career preparation. Each pro-         Accounting
gram has its own advisory board of                     Communications
professionals who work in the field. These
men and women review the program and pro-              Computer Information Systems with a
vide recommendations to allow us to stay               concentration in one of the following:
current with technology and other trends in            •   Applications Development
the field. In addition, Central Penn’s highly-
qualified faculty insure that you receive a            •   Database Management
quality education.
                                                       •   Network Management
   Students pursuing a degree at Central Penn
must complete one-third of their degree                Criminal Justice
requirements in general education.
   The following is a list of programs and the         Entrepreneurship and Small Business
degree that each awards:                               Marketing
Bachelor of Science Degrees
Accounting Program                                     Associate in Applied Science
Business Administration Program                        Degrees
Students may choose a general approach to              Digital Arts
the degree or may choose a minor in one of the
following areas:                                       Medical Assisting

•    Finance                                           Office Administration

•    Healthcare Administration                         Physical Therapist Assistant

•    Management                                        Travel and Tourism Operations

•    Marketing
Corporate Communications
                                                       Accounting and Advanced Accounting
Criminal Justice Administration Program
                                                       Forensic Criminalistics
Homeland Security Management Program
                                                       Human Resources
Information Technology Program
Students may choose a general approach to              Intelligence Analysis
the degree or may choose a minor in one of the
                                                       Optometric Technician
following areas:

Continuing Education Offerings
Summerdale / Harrisburg                                Associate in Science Degree
   The following programs are available to take
part time in the evening, on Saturdays, online,        •   Accounting
or a combination thereof:
                                                       •   Computer Information Systems with a
                                                           concentration in Network Management
Bachelor of Science Degrees                            •   Criminal Justice
Accounting Program                                     •   Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Business Administration Program
Students may choose a general approach to the
                                                       Certificate Programs
degree or may choose a minor in one of the fol-
lowing areas:                                          •   Accounting and Advanced Accounting
•    Finance                                           •   Forensic Criminalistics
•    Healthcare Administration                         •   Human Resources
•    Management                                        •   Intelligence Analysis
•    Marketing
Corporate Communications                               Lancaster
Criminal Justice Administration
                                                       Bachelor of Science Degrees
Information Technology Program
Students may choose a general approach to the          Accounting Program
degree or may choose a minor in one of the fol-
                                                       Business Administration Program
lowing areas:
•    Cyber Security
                                                       Criminal Justice Administration
•    Network Management
                                                       Information Technology Program
Online Degree Programs                                 Corporate Communications
   Students may choose to take one of the fol-
lowing bachelor degrees in a fully online              Associate in Science Degree
format:                                                Programs
•    Business Administration (general)                 •   Accounting
•    Corporate Communications                          •   Entrepreneurship and Small Business
•    Criminal Justice Administration
   Students may choose to take one of the fol-         Certificates
lowing associate degrees in a fully online
                                                       •   Human Resources
•    Accounting
•    Entrepreneurship and Small Business

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS                                         specific level (300/400) requirements in
   The following section outlines degree
requirements for all programs of study at               5. Capstone Experience/Internship:
Central Pennsylvania College. The general                  Internships are a vital aspect of the
education requirements comprise one-third of               Central Pennsylvania College experience.
the curriculum in each program. General edu-               Central Penn measures its success by the
cation, combined with program specific                     extent of career success experienced by
courses and hands-on education, provide a bal-             our students. All students, continuing
anced career-oriented education.                           education and traditional, must fulfill the
   All students must obtain a cumulative grade             internship or job-related capstone
point average of 2.0 and fulfill all degree                requirement for their program.
requirements to be eligible for graduation. This           Requirements vary by program.
includes STS005 The Central Penn Experience                However, all capstones contain a job pur-
and a four-credit capstone/internship experi-              suit element, which requires students to
ence.                                                      complete a resume and participate in a
                                                           mock interview. Continuing Education
1. The Central Penn Experience: One of the                 students are required to complete a cap-
   courses that each degree-seeking student                stone course. For more information,
   must take during his/her first term, intro-             contact the Continuing Education Dean.
   duces students to the College policies and
   academic philosophies. This blended, one-            6. Students can earn certificates, associate
   credit course is designed to promote                    or bachelor degrees. Certificates are com-
   student success and familiarize all students,           prised of 18 or 24 pre-selected credits.
   continuing education and traditional, with              Associate degree programs require a
   the collegiate culture of Central Penn. It is           minimum of 77 credits. Bachelor degree
   required for all students.                              programs require a minimum of 125
2. General Education:
                                                           It is the responsibility of the student, with
   a. Humanities                                        guidance from his/her Advisor, to fulfill all
   b. Math, Science, and Technology                     degree and program requirements. Students
                                                        should keep an accurate record of courses
   c. Social and Behavioral Sciences                    taken. Audit pages are made available in this
                                                        catalog to track your progress.
3. Program Requirements: Degree-seeking
                                                           At the completion of either a bachelor or
   students should select a program of study
                                                        associates degree from Central Pennsylvania
   that relates to his/her career-goals.
                                                        College, graduates will have obtained a certain
   Students are strongly encouraged to
                                                        skill set. The skill set is a combination of edu-
   declare a program of study upon accept-
                                                        cational experiences between the student’s
   ance. A program of study must be
                                                        program of study, the general education core,
   selected prior to the completion of 12
                                                        which includes humanities, math, science, and
   credits. You must declare a major prior to
                                                        technology; and social and behavioral sciences,
   receiving financial aid. Most programs of
                                                        and campus life.
   study consist of field specific courses, in
   addition to several elective courses.                Educational Objectives:
                                                          Upon graduation from Central Penn stu-
4. Minors: Students have the option of
                                                        dents will be expected to:
   choosing a minor within programs of
   study. This is widely available within the           •    Integrate effective written and oral
   bachelor of science degrees. Minors con-                  communication into daily business
   sist of specially focused courses. Within                 practices.
   the bachelor of science degree programs
   in Business Administration and                       •    Use critical thinking, problem solving,
   Information Technology, students whom                     and various research methods to sup-
   elect to not have a minor must fulfill                    port decisions.

•   Judge the value of a process or product
    through critical reading, discussion, and
•   Correlate business practices and deci-
    sions that are reflections of societal
    beliefs, attitudes, and market trends.
•   Generate results by utilizing science or
    mathematical skills and apply those
    results to problem solving.
•   Expand one’s knowledge base, under-
    standing, and appreciation for varied
    social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic
•   Demonstrate competence and confi-
    dence in chosen career field.

Bachelor Degrees
                   Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
                      The following guidelines assist students in                   Students enrolled in the Accounting bache-
                   developing programs of study that introduce                   lor degree program are required to take
                   them to three areas of learning at Central                    MTH200 Statistics.
                   Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the
Bachelor Degrees

                                                                                 Social and Behavioral Science – 12 credits
                   social sciences, and math and science. These
                                                                                    Students must fulfill 12 credits within the
                   areas of study provide the foundation for a
                                                                                 social and behavioral sciences. These require-
                   well-rounded business professional.
                                                                                 ments are comprised of at least 6 credits taken
                   Humanities – 18 credits                                       at the 200-level or higher. Students may
                      Students must fulfill 18 credits within the                choose from courses labeled HIS, POL, PSY,
                   humanities. These requirements are comprised                  or SOC, as well as, from the list below:
                   of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200                              BUS365    Organizational Behavior
                   (required) and 9 additional credits; 6 credits                CRI380    Psychology of the Criminal
                   must be taken at the 300-level or higher.                     GEO100    Cultural Geography
                   Students may choose from courses labeled                      IDS200    Consumer Protection
                   ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as, from                       IDS310    Superstitions & Urban Legends
                   the list below:                                               IDS320    Haunted Pennsylvania
                                                                                 IDS325    Nature of Leadership
                   ALH170      Medical Law and Ethics                            IDS400    Topics in Multiculturalism
                   COM110      Basic Photography                                 LGS180    Historical Perspectives of the Constitution
                   COM315      Photography: An Historical Approach               LGS220    Torts
                   DGA110      Digital Photography                               LGS370    Alternative Dispute Resolution
                   ENG220      Business Communications                           LGS415    Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   GRP100      Principles of Visual Communication                          Resolution
                   IDS300      Text and Film
                   IDS305      Selected Topics in Film                           Open Electives – 15 credits
                   IDS330      Global Conflict                                      Students must take 15 additional credits, at
                   IDS410      “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories                 least 12 of which must be at the 300-level or
                   LNG100      Conversational Spanish                            higher. Any course not fulfilling another
                   LGS310      Legal Communications
                                                                                 degree requirement may be used.
                   *English placement determined by test results                 All students must take STS005 The Central
                   **Students enrolled in a fully online program may sub-        Penn Experience (1 credit)
                   stitute ENG220 Business Communications for
                   ENG110.                                                       Minors and Certificates:
                                                                                    Students may select a minor or certificate pro-
                   Math, Science, and Technology – 15 credits                    gram from among several of the major programs
                      Students must fulfill 15 credits within math,              of study offered. Minors require the completion
                   science, and technology. These requirements                   of credits beyond the core requirements, with a
                   are comprised of 3 credits in math and 3 cred-                specified number at the 300-level or higher, in a
                   its in science taken at the 200-level or higher.              specific area within the major program.
                   Students may choose from courses labeled                      Certificates require the completion of 18 or 24
                   BIO, CHM, MTH, or SCI, as well as, from                       credits in a specific area and may be completed as
                   the list below:                                               part of the major and minor program require-
                   ACC105      Concepts of Accounting                            ments or in addition to those requirements.
                   ALH120      Anatomy and Physiology I                          Students choosing a more generalized approach
                   ALH130      Anatomy and Physiology II                         to their education may opt not to take a minor.
                   CIS103      Survey of Windows                                 They do, however, have to complete the same
                   CIS105      Information Technology                            number and level of requirements choosing from
                   CIS120      Structured Programming
                                                                                 a wider spectrum of courses.
                   CIS125      Microsoft Access
                   CIS135      Networking Fundamentals
                   CIS140      Microcomputer Systems

                                                         •    A heightened appreciation for princi-
Bachelor Degrees                                              ples of management, leadership,
                                                              administration, and supervision.
Bachelor of Science Degree
                                                         •    Strong written and oral communication
Program in Accounting                                         skills consistent with or surpassing gen-
   The Bachelor of Science degree in                          erally accepted standards for college

                                                                                                            Bachelor Degrees
Accounting prepares students to be successful                 graduates.
in the Accounting profession. Central Penn
accounting students will adapt easily to a con-
stantly changing business community, while at            Program Requirements:
the same time, providing a much-needed moral                In addition to MTH200 Statistics, students
compass in the profession for use in the deci-           will complete 58 credits of general education
sion-making process. Students majoring in                and elective requirements. Students are
accounting have the opportunity to obtain                required to take a core group of courses and
knowledge in a wide variety of topics including          choice classes associated with their major to
auditing, cost accounting, domestic and inter-           total 125 credits.
national taxation, and domestic and
international financial accounting. The objec-           Accounting Core Courses (43 Credits):
tive of the Accounting Bachelor of Science               ACC100       Accounting I
degree is to provide students with a baccalaure-         ACC110       Accounting II
ate education to facilitate and enhance their
professional employability within their respec-          ACC200       Managerial Accounting
tive field of study as well as preparation for           ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
professional licensure or graduate study.                ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                                                         ACC320       Cost Accounting
Program Objectives:                                      BUS200       Finance I
                                                         BUS215       Microeconomics
•    A thorough comprehension of and the
     ability to interpret commonly-accepted              BUS220       Principles of Management
     accounting principles and standards and             BUS230       Principles of Marketing
     apply them to the business environ-                 BUS260       International Business
                                                         BUS380       Business Policy Formulation
•    Problem-solving and research ability                INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
     relative to accounting and financial data
                                                         LGS250       Business Law
     issues and procedures.
                                                         STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
•    Understand the various accounting
     needs of manufacturing, service, non-               Choice Classes: 21 credits
     profit, and governmental organizations.             (at least 15 at 300-level or higher)
                                                            Students must complete an additional 21
•    Computer literacy and proficiency in                choice credits; with 15 credits at the 300-level
     the use of software applications includ-            or higher, from the following list of options:
     ing, in part: Internet research, word               ACC210       Data Management Applications
     processing, database management,
     spreadsheet administration, and propri-             ACC220       Income Tax
     etary accounting programs applicable to             ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
     financial research, analysis, and reporting.        ACC330       Advanced Income Tax
•    Interpret, analyze, prepare, and commu-             ACC400       Advanced Accounting
     nicate financial data with regard to                ACC405       Auditing
     consolidations, international transac-              ACC420       Advanced Cost Accounting
     tions, and business combinations.

                   BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small                   •    Demonstrate appropriate professional
                                Business Management                               manner with the highest ethical stan-
                   BUS300       Finance II                                        dards.
                   BUS305       Investments
                                                                             Program Requirements:
                   Bachelor of Science Degree
Bachelor Degrees

                   Program in Business                                          In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                                                                             cation and elective requirements, students are
                   Administration                                            required to take a core group of courses and
                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in              choice classes associated with their major to
                   Business Administration will prepare students             total 125 credits. While students can take a
                   to meet the demands of business. This pro-                general approach to their degree, they can opt
                   gram provides an extensive business                       to choose a specific minor. The core require-
                   background, management preparation, human                 ments and the minors are listed below.
                   resource and communication skills, and ethics             Business Administration Core Courses
                   in business and society. In addition, it allows           (43 Credits):
                   students to select from among a list of elective
                   courses or to concentrate in the areas of Finance,        ACC100       Accounting I
                   Healthcare Administration, Management, and                ACC110       Accounting II
                   Marketing. With careful planning, degree-seek-            BUS100       Business Principles
                   ing students may focus their selection of choice          BUS200       Finance I
                   courses and concurrently earn a certificate in
                   Human Resources.                                          BUS215       Microeconomics
                                                                             BUS220       Principles of Management
                                                                             BUS230       Principles of Marketing
                   Program Objectives:
                                                                             BUS245       Human Resources
                   •    Understand and apply business concepts               BUS260       International Business
                        to business models.
                                                                             BUS325       Electronic Business
                   •    Communicate with all levels of man-                  BUS365       Organizational Behavior
                                                                             BUS380       Business Policy Formulation
                   •    Understand the importance of the                     INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                        growth of the international markets and              LGS250       Business Law
                        how a business may function within
                        that market.                                         STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

                   •    Understand the relationships required                Choice Classes: 21 credits;
                        in business between various depart-                  15 must be at the 300-level or higher
                        ments and how they must work                            Students choosing a more general approach
                        together.                                            to their education do not have to pick a minor.
                                                                             They do, however, have to complete the same
                   •    Understand and apply generally accept-               number and level of requirements choosing
                        ed accounting principles and standards               from a wider spectrum of courses. Students
                        in a business environment.                           must complete 21 choice credits from any
                                                                             courses labeled ACC or BUS, or choose a
                   •    Understand business organizations as
                                                                             minor listed below. Of the 21 choice credits, 15
                        complex systems and the implications
                                                                             must be taken at the 300-level or higher.
                        of workplace diversity, organizational
                                                                                Finance Minor: Central Penn’s Finance
                        change, and corporate culture.
                                                                             minor provides the student with the under-
                   •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research                 standing of financial definitions, concepts,
                        ability in a business setting.                       relationships, and strategies involving individ-
                                                                             uals, financial institutions, and non-financial
                                                                             business activities. Skill in finance is widely

recognized as an important component needed                Management Minor: Central Penn’s
for professional success within the corporate           Management minor provides the student with
environment. The Finance minor will prepare             the understanding of the various management
students for positions such as financial man-           theories, the relationships required in business
agers, account executives, financial agents, and        between departments, and the planning and
loan officers.                                          information packages used in industry. The

                                                                                                            Bachelor Degrees
   Students choosing the Finance minor must             Management minor will provide the prepara-
complete 21 credits; 15 at the 300-level or             tion for careers in both the public and private
higher from the following list of options:              sectors of the economy.Students choosing the
ACC200       Managerial Accounting                      Management minor must complete 21 credits;
                                                        15 at the 300-level or higher from the follow-
ACC320       Cost Accounting
                                                        ing list of options:
ACC400       Advanced Accounting
                                                        ACC200       Managerial Accounting
BUS300       Finance II
                                                        BUS240       Survey of Sports Management
BUS305       Investments
                                                        BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
BUS320       Money and Banking                                       Management
BUS335       Insurance                                  BUS301       Retail Management
BUS410       Options, Futures, and Derivatives          BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations
BUS435       Personal Financial Management              BUS345       Operations Management
BUS440       International Finance                      BUS355       Project Management

   Healthcare Administration Minor: Central             BUS450       Labor Relations
Penn’s Healthcare Administration minor pro-             BUS460       Evaluation and Assessment
vides the student with an understanding of the          BUS470       Business Seminar
role of public policies and politics in the
healthcare industry, the various component                 Marketing Minor: Central Penn’s Marketing
sectors of the industry, and the planning meth-         minor provides the student with the understand-
ods used within the healthcare field. The               ing of the application of marketing concepts to
Healthcare Administration minor will provide            business models, the development of a market-
the preparation for administrative and strategic        ing strategy, and the effective use of an
planning positions within all branches of the           advertising campaign.The Marketing minor will
healthcare industry.                                    provide the preparation for careers in logistics,
   Students choosing the Healthcare Admini-             purchasing, and marketing communications.
stration minor must complete 21 credits; 15 at             Students choosing the Marketing minor
the 300-level or higher from the following list         must complete 21 credits; 15 at the 300-level
of options:                                             or higher from the following list of options:
ALH115       Medical Insurance                          BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling
ALH170       Medical Law and Ethics                     BUS235       Consumer Behavior
ALH320       Health Services Organization and           BUS250       Advertising
             Management                                 BUS301       Retail Management
ALH330       Healthcare Policies and Politics           BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing
ALH400       Hospital and Health Services                            Communications
             Administration                             BUS310       Fashion Analysis
ALH410       Health Economics and Financing             BUS360       Marketing Research
                                                        BUS405       Business Marketing
ALH420       Healthcare Planning and Marketing
                                                        BUS430       Marketing Management
BUS302       Health, Safety, and Security
                                                        BUS470       Business Seminar
BUS303       Recruitment, Selection, and
BUS335       Insurance

                   Bachelor of Science                                       •    Show proficiency in strategic communi-
                                                                                  cations planning, crisis
                   Degree in Corporate                                            communications, media relations, and
                   Communications                                                 public affairs.
                      The Bachelor of Science degree in                      •    Communicate effectively during formal
                   Corporate Communications prepares students                     speech making, project presentations,
Bachelor Degrees

                   for an exciting career in the fast-growing field               and interviews.
                   of business-oriented communications. The
                   program is designed to enhance students’                  •    Oversee a communications project from
                   expertise in diverse areas of communications                   conception to post-activity briefing.
                   and will enable them to find jobs in a variety of         •    Develop professionalism in both dress
                   professional settings. Courses provide extensive               and demeanor.
                   skill building in journalism and public relations
                   writing, media relations, crisis communications           •    Develop and present a professional
                   and advertising theory. Students also take a                   portfolio.
                   wide variety of upper-level elective courses
                   such as event planning, political communica-
                   tions, fund-raising and grant writing, and                Program Requirements:
                   polling. This broad offering of communica-                   In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                   tions electives, combined with finely honed               cation and elective requirements, students are
                   core classes, enables students to specialize their        required to take a core group of courses and
                   degree while gaining a wide range of commu-               choice classes associated with their major to
                   nications skills that make them highly                    total 125 credits.
                   marketable in the field.
                                                                             Corporate Communications
                                                                             Core Courses (43 Credits):
                   Program Objectives:                                       BUS250       Advertising
                   •    Demonstrate an understanding of the                  COM100       Survey of Mass Communications
                        complex structure of the Corporate                   COM105       Foundations of Corporate
                        Communications field and have knowl-                              Communications
                        edge of its wide variety of sectors such
                                                                             COM130       Public Relations
                        as corporate or nonprofit communica-
                        tions, public relations, political                   COM205       Cases in Public Relations
                        communications, broadcasting, and the                COM210       Contemporary Media Issues
                        print media.                                         COM215       Communications Ethics
                   •    Demonstrate knowledge and proficien-                 COM220       Journalism I
                        cy in the core areas of journalism, public           COM225       Writing for Public Relations
                        relations, advertising, media relations,             COM335       The Media and Society
                        and communication technologies.
                                                                             COM340       Communications Law
                   •    Understand the management of com-                    COM405       Crisis Communications
                        munications between an organization
                                                                             COM415       Communications Technologies
                        and its internal and external stakehold-
                        ers. These groups may include                        INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                        consumers, government entities and                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                        officials on all levels, community organ-
                        izations and citizens, employees,
                        investors, and the media.

Choice Classes: 21 credits;                               •    Understand the importance of sophisti-
15 must be at the 300-level or higher                          cated technologies and computer
   Students choose from a wide spectrum of                     applications within a national and glob-
courses to tailor their degree to their individual             al market.
interests. Students must complete 21 choice
                                                          •    Demonstrate appropriate human
credits from any courses labeled BUS or COM.
                                                               resource and employment practices and
Of the 21 choice credits, 12 credits must be

                                                                                                             Bachelor Degrees
                                                               correlate these concepts with learned
labeled as COM and 15 credits must be taken
                                                               criminal justice techniques applicable to
at the 300-level or higher
                                                               diversified work environments.
Bachelor of Science Degree                                •    Demonstrate professional interpersonal
Program in Criminal Justice                                    and communication skills.
Administration                                            •    Develop, organize, and manage various
                                                               projects concentrating on crime preven-
   The Bachelor of Science degree program in
                                                               tion, asset protection, loss avoidance,
Criminal Justice Administration will prepare
                                                               investigative strategies, offender rehabil-
students to meet the growing demand for col-
                                                               itation, and crisis management.
lege educated criminal justice practitioners in
both the public and private sectors. This aca-            •    Demonstrate competence in devising
demically rigorous program is designed to                      policies and procedures for the director
provide graduates with a comprehensive under-                  of security in a large organization.
standing of the criminal justice system, relative
bodies of law, and specialty subject matter con-          •    Exhibit knowledge of relative bodies of
sistent with each student’s unique career                      criminal and civil law, crime prevention
ambitions. With due appreciation for the indi-                 strategies, critical incident response pro-
vidual interests of program graduates, this                    tocols, police-community relations, and
degree program allows students to select choice                professional ethics while engaged in an
classes most consistently aligned with their per-              internship.
sonal interests and professional goals. This              •    Demonstrate an appropriate profession-
eclectic approach enables students to design a                 al manner with the highest ethical
customized educational experience. Empowered                   standards in a criminal justice manage-
with ability to either focus or diversify choice               ment setting.
classes, students enjoy the opportunity to either
generalize or specialize their studies.
                                                          Program Requirements:
Program Objectives:                                          In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                                                          cation and elective requirements, students are
•    Understand and apply key management                  required to take a core group of courses and
     concepts to agencies within the criminal             choice classes associated with their major to
     justice system.                                      total 125 credits.
•    Be versed in computer software includ-               Criminal Justice Administration
     ing word processing, databases used                  Core Courses (52 Credits):
     within the profession, basic accounting
                                                          BUS220       Principles of Management
     concepts, and graphics presentation for
     briefings.                                           CRI100       Criminal Justice
                                                          CRI135       Corrections I
•    Possess strong written and oral commu-
     nication skills in order to interface with           CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
     all levels of management within an
     organization.                                        CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                                                          CRI312       Investigative Report Writing
•    Demonstrate problem-solving/research
     ability in a work environment.                       CRI321       Police Operations
                                                          CRI330       Criminalistics

                   CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal                   Program Objectives:
                   HSM110       Principles of Private Security
                                                                             •    A thorough comprehension of relevant
                   HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence                      bodies of law, the intelligence commu-
                                Analysis                                          nity, and international political, social,
                   INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                        and cultural environments.
                   LGS170       Criminal Procedure
Bachelor Degrees

                                                                             •    Problem-solving and research ability
                   LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the                    relative to emergency and crisis man-
                                Constitution                                      agement issues, principles, and
                   LGS210       Evidence                                          procedures.
                   LGS220       Torts                                        •    A heightened appreciation for princi-
                   LGS265       Criminal Law                                      ples of management, leadership,
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                               administration and supervision.

                   Choice Classes: 12 credits;                               •    Computer literacy and proficiency in
                   6 must be at the 300-level or higher                           the use of software applications includ-
                   Students choose from a wide spectrum of                        ing, in part: Internet research, word
                   courses to tailor their degree to their individual             processing, database management,
                   interests. Students must complete 12 choice                    spreadsheet administration, and propri-
                   credits from any courses labeled CRI, HSM, or                  etary programs applicable to research,
                   LGS. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 must be taken                 writing, and analysis.
                   at the 300-level or higher. In addition, students         •    Strong written and oral communication
                   may opt to take the courses needed to earn one                 skills consistent with or surpassing gen-
                   of the two certificates offered, which are relat-              erally accepted standards for college
                   ed to this program. With proper planning, the                  graduates.
                   18 credits needed for a certificate can be earned
                   in conjunction with the degree without neces-             •    Technical skills in research, writing, and
                   sitating additional course work.                               analysis, substantive case evaluation, and
                                                                                  case preparation and management.
                   Bachelor of Science                                       •    The ability to collect, collate, analyze,
                   Degree Program in                                              and disseminate covert criminal, strate-
                   Homeland Security                                              gic, military, or proprietary corporate
                   Management                                                     information.

                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in              •    Professional maturity and preparedness
                   Homeland Security Management will prepare                      to function effectively and professional-
                   students for the growing demand for qualified                  ly in adversarial environments.
                   Homeland Security personnel at the local,
                   state, and federal level. This program is                 Program Requirements:
                   designed to mirror the integrated nature of the
                   myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices             In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                   of the Homeland Security field, while provid-             cation and elective requirements, students are
                   ing an in-depth education, which draws these              required to take a core group of courses and
                   disciplines together. The Homeland Security               choice classes associated with their major to
                   Management degree pulls together elements of              total 125 credits.
                   security, emergency management, and intelli-
                   gence analysis to provide students with a broad           Homeland Security Management
                   understanding of the field while preparing                Core Courses (52 Credits):
                   them for the specialized nature of their future           BUS220       Principles of Management
                   careers.                                                  CRI310       Criminal Profiling: Policy and
                                                                             CRI375       Terrorism
                                                                             CRI436       Security Management
HIS330       Middle Eastern History                       Program Objectives:
HSM110       Principles of Private Security
                                                          •    Understand how computer systems
HSM115       Homeland Security Management                      function.
HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
             Analysis                                     •    Understand database concepts, includ-
                                                               ing data modeling and querying.
HSM215       Emergency Management

                                                                                                             Bachelor Degrees
HSM335       Business Intelligence                        •    Write computer programs utilizing
                                                               basic sequence, selection, and looping
HSM345       National Intelligence
HSM405       Criminal Intelligence Analyst I
                                                          •    Understand network fundamentals,
HSM411       Criminal Intelligence Analyst II
                                                               including network security.
HSM427       Advanced Intelligence Analysis
HUM305       Comparative Religion                         •    Be proficient in the installation, config-
                                                               uration, operation, and maintenance of
IDS330       Global Conflict                                   the Linux operating system.
INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                                                          •    Understand how to implement a
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                               requirements document.
Choice Classes:
                                                          •    Develop a professional ethics statement
(12 credits, 6 at 300-level or higher)
                                                               regarding the use of technology.
Students choose from a wide spectrum of
courses to tailor their degree to their individual        •    Complete hands-on experience in a real
interests. Students must complete 12 choice                    world setting.
credits from any course labeled CRI or HSM
and POL210 World Politics. Of the 12 choice               •    Communicate effectively and properly
credits, 6 must be at the 300-level or higher.                 with end user and management using
                                                               oral, written, and multimedia tech-
Bachelor of Science Degree
Program in Information                                    •    Demonstrate the appropriate profes-
                                                               sional attributes of a consummate IT
Technology                                                     professional.
   The rapidly changing world of technology
offers many outstanding and exciting career
opportunities. Central Pennsylvania College’s             Program Requirements
Department of Technology offers specialized                  In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
instruction to help students keep pace with               cation and elective requirements, students are
these changes and challenges. The Bachelor of             required to take a core group of courses and
Science degree program in Information                     choice classes associated with their major to
Technology (IT) provides students with a solid            total 125 credits. Students can either take a
IT foundation that prepares them for the tech-            general approach to their degree, or they can
nical and professional demands of today’s                 opt to choose a specific minor. The core
employers. Students will begin their education            requirements and the minors are listed below:
with core courses that offer a solid technologi-
cal foundation. Students will then be able to             Information Technology Core Courses
choose from a variety of computer information             (43 Credits)
systems electives, such as internet program-              CIS100       Data Modeling Foundations
ming, database administration, and network                CIS120       Structured Programming
security. The core courses and electives will
help prepare each graduate to become a                    CIS135       Networking Fundamentals
focused, highly qualified IT professional.                CIS140       Microcomputer Systems
                                                          CIS145       Routers and Routing

                   CIS222       Network Security Fundamentals                 In order to receive a minor in Applications
                   CIS235       Object-Oriented Programming I              Development, a student must select the fol-
                   CIS242       Linux
                                                                           lowing courses as five of their seven program
                                                                           electives and two choice classes: (21 credits)
                   CIS252       SQL Fundamentals
                                                                           CIS225       Visual Programming
                   CIS302       Disaster Recovery
                                                                           CIS245       Internet Programming I
Bachelor Degrees

                   CIS390       Systems Analysis and Design
                                                                           CIS335       Object-Oriented Programming II
                   CIS411       Cyber Ethics
                                                                           CIS365       Machine Language and Assembly
                   INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                              Language Programming
                   MTH230       Discrete Math                              CIS410       Advanced Data Structures and
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                                     Analysis of Algorithms

                   Choice Classes: 21 credits;                                Cyber Security Minor: Graduates are pre-
                   15 credits must be at the 300-level or higher           pared to discover malicious hacker and virus
                      Students choosing a more general approach            attacks and understand how to defeat them.
                   to their education do not have to pick a minor.         Additionally, graduates will know how to
                   They do, however, have to complete the same             recover from disasters, as well as plan and coor-
                   number and level of requirements choosing               dinate the security program that will prevent a
                   from a wider spectrum of courses. Of the 21             reoccurrence. Graduates will be able to ensure
                   choice credits, 15 credits must be taken at the         the smooth, uninterrupted conduct of
                   300-level or higher. Students must complete             Internet-based commerce.
                   the 21 choice credits from any courses labeled             In order to receive a minor in Cyber
                   CIS or a combination of any course labeled              Security, a student must select the following
                   CIS and up to 9 credits of MIP courses (3               courses as five of their seven program electives
                   courses) from the courses listed below, or they         and two choice classes: (21 credits)
                   may choose a minor:                                     CIS285       Computer Forensics
                   MIP115       Digital Image Editing                      CIS303       Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
                   MIP215       Multimedia                                 CIS412       Computer Hacking
                   MIP230       Non-Linear Video Editing                   CIS413       Hacking Defenses
                   MIP235       Character Design                           CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   MIP245       Web Design I
                                                                              Database Management Minor: Graduates
                   MIP301       Animation I
                                                                           are prepared to implement, manage, and main-
                   MIP305       3-D Modeling Methods                       tain relational databases. Graduates will be
                   MIP335       Visual Effects                             able to apply underlying principles of database
                   MIP345       Web Design II                              design and methodology to solve challenging
                                                                           business situations.
                   MIP350       Advanced Electronic Animation
                                                                              In order to receive a minor in Database
                   MIP400       Web Development I                          Management, a student must select the fol-
                   MIP405       Web Development II                         lowing courses as five of their seven program
                                                                           electives and two choice classes: (21 credits)
                      Applications Development Minor: Graduates
                                                                           CIS125       Microsoft Access
                   are prepared to collaborate with management and
                   lead project teams in developing applications to        CIS245       Internet Programming I
                   solve business problems. In addition to hands-on        CIS262       Fundamental Database
                   technical skills, graduates will understand the                      Administration
                   standards and principles of applications devel-         CIS375       Database Administration, Backup,
                   opment and be able to apply them to new and                          and Recovery
                   challenging situations.                                 CIS380       Advanced Database Management

   Network Management Minor: Graduates                        design and proprietary programs appli-
are prepared to lead project development teams                cable to legal research, writing and
in the design, installation, and maintenance of               analysis.
complex networks. Additionally, graduates will
have developed the management and profes-                •    Strong written and oral communication
sional skills to promote and justify technology               skills consistent with or surpassing gen-
projects to meet business objectives.                         erally accepted standards for college

                                                                                                            Bachelor Degrees
   In order to receive a minor in Network                     graduates.
Management, a student must select the fol-               •    Technical skills in legal research, writ-
lowing courses as five of their seven program                 ing and analysis, substantive case
electives and two choice classes: (21 credits)                evaluation, legal communication, law
CIS237       Switching and WANs                               office and courtroom procedures, and
CIS330       Network Management                               case preparation and management.
CIS420       Advanced Routing                            •    The ability to perform and manage pro-
CIS423       Remote Access                                    cedural and substantive legal tasks in an
                                                              ethical manner.
CIS425       Advanced Switching
                                                         •    An applied understanding of relative
Bachelor of Science Degree                                    bodies of knowledge including, in part;
Program in Legal Studies                                      psychology, sociology, ethics, statistics,
                                                              accounting, and management.
   The Bachelor of Science degree program in
Legal Studies prepares students to be success-           •    Specialized knowledge in core subject
ful in the legal profession. Students majoring in             areas within their respective academic
legal studies have the opportunity to obtain                  concentrations.
knowledge in a wide variety of topics, includ-           •    Professional maturity and preparedness
ing Constitutional law, legal research and                    to function effectively and professional-
writing, litigation, and criminal law. The objec-             ly in an adversarial environments.
tive of the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science
degree is to provide students with a baccalaure-
ate education to facilitate and enhance their            Program Requirements:
employability within their respective field of
study, as well as preparation for graduate study.           In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                                                         cation and elective requirements, students are
                                                         required to take a core group of courses and
Program Objectives:                                      choice classes associated with their major to
                                                         total 125 credits.
•    A thorough comprehension of relevant
     bodies of law, the legal system, judicial           Legal Studies Core Courses (52 credits):
     processes, and prevailing legal theory.             CRI100       Criminal Justice
•    Problem-solving and research ability                LGS130       Principles of Legal Research
     relative to legal issues, principles, and           LGS135       Legal Research & Writing I
     procedures.                                         LGS140       Civil Litigation I
•    A heightened appreciation for principles            LGS170       Criminal Procedure
     of management, leadership, administra-              LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
     tion, and supervision.                                           Constitution

•    Computer literacy and proficiency in                LGS200       Contracts
     the use of software applications includ-            LGS210       Evidence
     ing, in part: Internet research, word               LGS220       Torts
     processing, database management,                    LGS230       Civil Litigation II
     spreadsheet administration, graphic                 LGS260       Administrative Law

                   LGS265       Criminal Law
                   LGS280       Legal Research & Writing II
                   LGS285       Internship Preparation & Medical
                   LGS310       Legal Communications
                   LGS340       Advanced Legal Research & Writing
Bachelor Degrees

                   LGS499       Internship for Legal Studies
                   IDS499       CE Capstone Course for the
                                Bachelor Degree
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

                   Choice Classes:
                   12 credits at 300-level or higher
                   Students choose 12 credits from the following
                   courses according to their individual interests.
                   CRI315       Advanced Issues in Evidence
                   CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   LGS370       Alternative Dispute Resolution
                   LGS400       Advanced Criminal Procedure
                   LGS410       Advanced Constitutional Law
                   LGS415       Advanced Alternative Dispute

Associate Degrees
                    Requirements for the Associate in Science and
                    Applied Science Degrees
                       The following guidelines assist students in          Social and Behavioral Science – 9 credits
                    developing programs of study that introduce             Students must fulfill 9 credits within the social
                    them to three areas of learning at Central              and behavioral sciences. These requirements
                    Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the              are comprised of at least 3 credits to be taken
                    social sciences, and math and science. These            at the 200-level or higher. Students may
                    areas of study provide the foundation for a             choose from courses labeled HIS, POL, PSY,
                    well-rounded business professional.                     or SOC, as well as, from the list below:
                    Humanities – 12 credits                                 BUS365     Organizational Behavior
                       Students must fulfill 12 credits within the          CRI380     Psychology of the Criminal
                    humanities. These requirements are comprised
Associate Degrees

                                                                            GEO100 Cultural Geography
                    of ENG100*, ENG110, and ENG200
                                                                            IDS200     Consumer Protection
                    (required) and 3 additional credits taken at the
                    200-level or higher. Students may choose from           IDS310     Superstitions & Urban Legends
                    courses labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as               IDS320     Haunted Pennsylvania
                    well as, from the list below:                           IDS325     Nature of Leadership
                    ENG220 Business Communications
                                                                            IDS400     Topics in Multiculturalism
                    IDS300      Text and Film
                                                                            LGS180     Historical Perspectives of the Constitution
                    IDS305      Selected Topics in Film
                                                                            LGS220     Torts
                    IDS330      Global Conflict
                                                                            LGS370     Alternative Dispute Resolution
                    IDS410      “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories
                                                                            LGS415     Advanced Alternative Dispute
                    LGS310      Legal Communications                                   Resolution
                    *English placement determined by test results           Open Electives – 6 credits
                    Math, Science, and Technology – 9 credits
                                                                              Students must take 6 additional credits. Any
                       Students must fulfill 9 credits within math,
                                                                            course not fulfilling another degree require-
                    science, and technology. These requirements
                                                                            ment may be used.
                    are comprised of 3 credits in math and 3 cred-
                    its in science. Students must take at least one         All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                                                                            Experience (1 credit)
                    math or science course at the 200-level or
                    higher. Students may choose from courses
                    labeled BIO, CHM, MTH, or SCI, as well as,
                    from the list below:
                    ACC105 Concepts of Accounting
                    ALH120 Anatomy and Physiology I
                    ALH130 Anatomy and Physiology II
                    CIS103      Survey of Windows
                    CIS105      Information Technology
                    CIS120      Structured Programming
                    CIS125      Microsoft Access
                    CIS135      Networking Fundamentals
                    CIS140      Microcomputer Systems

Associate Degrees                                         Program Requirements:
                                                             In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
Accounting                                                cation and elective requirements, students are
Associate in Science Degree                               required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                          ated with their major to total 77 credits.
   With the growing complexity and narrow-
ing profit margins in the business community,             Accounting Core Courses (40 Credits):
accounting is becoming an increasingly impor-             ACC100       Accounting I
tant profession. Accountants supply vital data            ACC110       Accounting II
to management for use in decision-making and
                                                          ACC200       Managerial Accounting
planning, as well as detailed analysis of the past
performance of a company. Central Penn gives              ACC210       Data Management Applications
students specialized training in cost account-            ACC220       Income Tax
ing, tax accounting, and computer utilization.            ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I

                                                                                                             Associate Degrees
Students majoring in accounting will also
                                                          ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
receive a solid foundation in management,
which can open additional doors in the                    ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
accounting field.                                         ACC320       Cost Accounting
                                                          BUS215       Microeconomics
Program Objectives:                                       INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                          LGS250       Business Law
  Upon completion of the Accounting pro-
                                                          MTH105       College Algebra
gram, the graduate should be able to:
                                                          STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
•    Interpret generally-accepted accounting
     principles and standards and apply them              Communications
     to a business environment.
                                                          Associate in Science Degree
•    Use current software packages including
                                                            As the world becomes more technological,
     word processing, spreadsheet, database,
                                                          there is an ever-greater demand for people who
     and automated accounting packages on
                                                          can communicate effectively using a variety of
     a local area network.
                                                          media. Central Penn’s Communications pro-
•    Use good communication skills to be                  gram provides students with a variety of skills
     able to interface with all levels of people          and experiences. Students will learn multime-
     in an organization.                                  dia production, graphic design, digital
                                                          photography, public relations, journalism, and
•    Understand the various accounting                    other areas of communications.
     needs of manufacturing, service, and
     governmental organizations and assess
     the career opportunities in each.                    Program Objectives:
•    Demonstrate a professional manner                      Upon completion of the Communications
     appropriate to a business environment                program, the graduate should be able to:
     through work performed and personal
     appearance.                                          •    Identify and solve professional problems
                                                               in areas of multimedia, desktop publish-
•    Demonstrate problem-solving/research                      ing, journalism, photography, public
     abilities in a business setting.                          relations, and advertising.
                                                          •    Develop and present a professional
                                                          •    Responsibly operate professional equip-

                    •    Communicate effectively both orally                Building on this foundation, students can
                         and in writing.                                    choose from one of the three specific concentra-
                                                                            tions: Applications Development, Database
                    •    Demonstrate professionalism in both
                                                                            Management, or Network Management.
                         dress and demeanor.
                    •    Differentiate between acceptable and
                         unacceptable media copy and materials              Program Objectives
                         by applying industry standards.                    •    Understand how computer systems
                    •    Meet entry-level requirements in multi-                 function.
                         media production, photography, desktop             •    Understand database concepts, includ-
                         publishing, journalism, public relations,               ing data modeling and querying.
                         and advertising.
                                                                            •    Write computer programs utilizing
                                                                                 basic sequence, selection, and looping
                    Program Requirements:                                        construction.
Associate Degrees

                       In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-        •    Understand network fundamentals,
                    cation and elective requirements, students are               including network security.
                    required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                                            •    Understand how to implement a
                    ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                                                 requirements document.
                    Communications Core Courses
                                                                            •    Develop a professional ethics statement
                    (40 Credits):
                                                                                 regarding the use of technology.
                    BUS250       Advertising
                                                                            •    Complete hands-on experience in a real
                    COM100       Survey of Mass Communications
                                                                                 world setting.
                    COM130       Public Relations
                    COM220       Journalism I
                                                                            •    Communicate effectively and properly
                                                                                 with end user and management using
                    COM230       Desktop Publishing I                            oral, written, and multimedia tech-
                    COM340       Communications Law                              niques.
                    DGA110       Digital Photography
                                                                            •    Demonstrate the appropriate profes-
                    GRP100       Principles of Visual Communication              sional attributes of a consummate IT
                    GRP200       Color Theory                                    professional.
                    GRP305       Dimension in Graphic Design
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship                Program Requirements
                    MIP115       Digital Image Editing
                                                                               In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                    MIP245       Web Design I
                                                                            cation and elective requirements, students are
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                        required to take a concentration group of
                                                                            courses to total 77 credits. Each concentration
                    Computer                                                listed below consists of 40 credits including 22
                    Information Systems                                     core credits, 9 credits specific to the concentra-
                    Associate in Science Degree                             tion, and 9 elective credits.
                                                                            Computer Information Systems Core
                       The rapidly changing world of information
                                                                            Courses (22 credits)
                    technology offers many great career opportuni-
                    ties. The associate degree programs offered by          CIS100       Data Modeling Foundations
                    Central Pennsylvania College’s Division of              CIS120       Structured Programming
                    Technology provide specialized instruction to           CIS135       Networking Fundamentals
                    help its students keep pace with these changes.
                                                                            CIS140       Microcomputer Systems
                    Students will receive a solid technological
                    foundation in data modeling, operating systems,
                    programming, and networking fundamentals.
CIS252         SQL Fundamentals                               who seek diversified or advanced course work,
CIS390         Systems Analysis and Design                    Central Penn offers a variety of Criminal Justice
INT299         Associate Degree Internship
                                                              electives, which can provide them with addition-
                                                              al knowledge and skills consistent with their
STS300         Job Pursuit Seminar                            individual career goals. This ability to provide
Applications Development                                      students with career-oriented course work
Concentration (18 credits)                                    taught by a dedicated faculty, significantly con-
                                                              tributes to Central Penn’s reputation as a college
Associate in Science Degree, Program in Computer              of choice for Criminal Justice education in and
Information Systems                                           beyond central Pennsylvania.
Students choosing this concentration must take 18
credits labeled CIS including the following 9 credits:
CIS235         Object-Oriented Programming I                  Program Objectives:
CIS245         Internet Programming I                           Upon completion of the Criminal Justice
                                                              program, the graduate should be able to:

                                                                                                                   Associate Degrees
CIS335         Object-Oriented Programming II

Database Management                                           •    Gain knowledge of administrative pro-
Concentration (18 credits)                                         cedures, human relations, police
                                                                   organization, and management.
Associate in Science Degree, Program in Computer
Information Systems                                           •    Perform criminal investigations, security
Students choosing this concentration must take 18                  checks, and traffic control duties.
credits labeled CIS including the following 9 credits:
                                                              •    Analyze crime patterns and conduct
CIS235         Object-Oriented Programming I                       criminal evidence analysis and preserva-
CIS245         Internet Programming I                              tion.
CIS262         Fundamental Database                           •    Prepare written reports and communi-
                                                                   cate effectively with officers, criminals,
Network Management                                                 and the public.
Concentration (18 credits)
                                                              •    Utilize the computer for informational
Associate in Science Degree, Program in Computer                   research, storage, retrieval, and report-
Information Systems                                                ing.
Students choosing this concentration must take 18
                                                              •    Protect the constitutional rights of all
credits labeled CIS including the following 9 credits:
CIS145         Routers and Routing
CIS237         Switching and WANs
CIS242         Linux
                                                              Program Requirements:
                                                                 In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
Criminal Justice                                              cation and elective requirements, students are
Associate in Science Degree                                   required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                              ated with their major to total 77 credits.
   The Associate in Science degree program pre-
pares graduates for challenging and rewarding                 Criminal Justice Core Courses
careers in law enforcement, corrections, intelli-             (40 Credits):
gence, and security. With a solid foundation of               CRI100       Criminal Justice
criminal justice and legal course work, graduates             CRI135       Corrections I
of the this program study criminal law, police
                                                              CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
operations, investigations, corrections, and crim-
inalistics as part of their curriculum. For students
                                                              CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                                                              CRI321       Police Operations
                                                              CRI330       Criminalistics

                    CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal                 •    Demonstrate an understanding of the
                    HSM110       Principles of Private Security                  principles of drawing and illustrating as
                    HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                                                                                 it relates to digital media.
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship                Program Requirements:
                    LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                                                                               In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                    LGS210       Evidence                                   cation and elective requirements, students are
                    LGS265       Criminal Law                               required to take a core group of courses associ-
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                        ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                                            Digital Arts Core Courses (40 Credits):
                    Digital Arts                                            ART100       Drawing and Illustration
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                            ART205       Art History
                       The Associate of Applied Science degree in
Associate Degrees

                                                                            BUS250       Advertising
                    Digital Arts is a union of traditional art meth-
                                                                            COM230       Desktop Publishing I
                    ods and technology. This degree emphasizes
                    the elements of good design and art theory              GRP105       Elements of Graphic Design
                    while teaching the latest in creative software          GRP250       Print Production
                    applications. Platforms taught include an               INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    extensive range of Adobe products and those
                                                                            MIP115       Digital Image Editing
                    applications previously known as Macromedia.
                    The Digital Arts program also couples website           MIP215       Multimedia
                    design with print media design, preparing stu-          MIP245       Web Design I
                    dents for the diverse needs of the media                MIP301       Animation I
                    industry. Emphasis is placed on the creation of
                                                                            MIP345       Web Design II
                    a strong portfolio that can enhance students’
                    ability to obtain employment in this fast-paced         MIP365       Portfolio Development
                    and growing field. A strong appreciation for art        STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                    and a fascination with technology are prerequi-
                    sites to success in the Digital Arts program.           Entrepreneurship and
                                                                            Small Business
                    Program Objectives:                                     Associate in Science Degree

                    •    Identify and solve problems profession-               America’s economy has been and will contin-
                         ally in areas of media and print                   ue to be driven by the successful management of
                         production and project management.                 small businesses. This program helps prepare
                                                                            students for the competitive small business envi-
                    •    Develop an understanding of and profi-             ronment by providing a thorough background
                         ciency in industry-standard software.              in marketing, finance, computer applications,
                    •    Develop and present a professional                 accounting, sales and promotion, and manage-
                         portfolio.                                         ment. This program is ideal for students who
                                                                            have aspirations of opening their own business
                    •    Design and create websites.                        or who will eventually operate a family business.
                    •    Animate characters and texts.
                    •    Communicate effectively both orally
                         and in writing.
                    •    Demonstrate professionalism in both
                         dress and demeanor.

Program Objectives:                                     BUS215       Microeconomics
                                                        BUS220       Principles of Management
  Upon completion of the Entrepreneurship
                                                        BUS230       Principles of Marketing
and Small Business program, the graduate
should be able to:                                      BUS245       Human Resources
                                                        BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
•    Plan, prepare, and deliver written and                          Management
     oral individual reports and group pre-
                                                        BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing
•    Demonstrate interpersonal skills.                  INT299       Associate Degree Internship
•    Plan, organize, and execute a superviso-           STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
     ry-level management assignment.
•    Identify and evaluate potential manage-            Marketing
     ment careers.                                      Associate in Science Degree

                                                                                                           Associate Degrees
•    Conduct management activities with a                  Creative and effective methods of marketing
     professional leadership style.                     are invaluable for companies in today’s com-
                                                        petitive environment. Marketing decisions are
•    Prepare and successfully execute a small
                                                        some of the most important decisions made in
     business bank loan package.
                                                        the business world. The Marketing program is
•    Demonstrate fundamental accounting,                designed to teach students how to effectively
     financial, and computer skills for a small         manage the process of product development,
     business, and implement key small busi-            pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students
     ness decisions.                                    also learn aspects of consumer and business
•    Understand all elements of small business          marketing while at Central Penn. All students
     marketing including strategic planning,            develop an effective integrated marketing
     communication, and customer relations.             communications project.

•    Demonstrate appropriate professional
     manner with the highest ethical stan-              Program Objectives:
     dards and good time management.
                                                          Upon completion of the Marketing pro-
•    Exhibit social responsibility through              gram, the graduate should be able to:
     community service.
                                                        •    Plan, prepare, and deliver written and
•    Demonstrate ability to use necessary                    oral individual reports and group pre-
     basic math skills.                                      sentations.
•    Analyze information through research.              •    Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
                                                        •    Plan, implement, and manage a project
Program Requirements:                                        within budget.
   In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-        •    Identify and evaluate potential market-
cation and elective requirements, students are               ing careers.
required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                        •    Develop and implement an effective
ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                             marketing communications campaign.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business                     •    Research, design, and test a marketing
Core Courses (40 Credits):                                   strategy for both consumer and business
ACC100       Accounting I                                    products.
ACC110       Accounting II
                                                        •    Implement an effective pricing strategy.
ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                                                        •    Understand demographics for creating a
BUS100       Business Principles
                                                             market plan.
BUS120       Spreadsheet Applications
BUS200       Finance I

                    •    Demonstrate appropriate professional               surgeries, draw blood, administer tests and
                         manner with the highest ethical stan-              treatments, administer injections and medica-
                         dards and good time management.                    tions, and maintain medical records. At
                                                                            Central Penn, those matriculated in the
                    •    Exhibit social responsibility through
                                                                            Medical Assisting program may sit for the
                         community service.
                                                                            Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
                    •    Demonstrate ability to use necessary               exam, and upon graduation, the Certified
                         basic math skills.                                 Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. Central
                    •    Exhibit computer skills necessary for              Penn’s Medical Assisting program is accredited
                         normal business decisions applicable for           by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
                         the major.                                         Health Education Programs (,
                                                                            on recommendation of the Curriculum Review
                    •    Analyze information through research.              Board of the American Association of Medical
                                                                            Assistants     Endowment          (AAMAE).
                                                                            Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Associate Degrees

                    Program Requirements:                                   Programs, 35 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1970,
                       In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-        Chicago, Illinois 60601-2208 – Phone
                    cation and elective requirements, students are          312.553.9355.
                    required to take a core group of courses associ-
                    ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                                            Program Objectives:
                    Marketing Core Courses (40 Credits):
                                                                            •    Examine and evaluate the various
                    ACC100       Accounting I                                    issues, areas, and judgments, required of
                    BUS100       Business Principles                             medical assistants.
                    BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling                    •    Develop a self-image that reflects pro-
                    BUS215       Microeconomics                                  fessionalism and self-esteem to meet
                    BUS220       Principles of Management                        the constant challenges and changing
                                                                                 needs of the medical profession.
                    BUS230       Principles of Marketing
                    BUS235       Consumer Behavior                          •    Relate knowledge of specific terminolo-
                    BUS245       Human Resources
                                                                                 gy, procedures, and principles of ethics
                                                                                 necessary in the allied health field.
                    BUS250       Advertising
                    BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing           •    Demonstrate entry-level skills in all
                                 Communications                                  current general areas of competence as
                                                                                 specified by the American Association
                    BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations
                                                                                 of Medical Assistants.
                    BUS360       Marketing Research
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                                            •    Demonstrate knowledge of oral and
                                                                                 written communication skills in profes-
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                             sional settings. Apply communication
                                                                                 skills to interpersonal relations.
                    Medical Assisting
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree                     •    Perform advanced-level skills, phleboto-
                                                                                 my, injections, EKGs, and
                       The Associate in Applied Science degree in                catheterizations under the supervision
                    Medical Assisting provides graduates with the                of a physician.
                    clinical and administrative skills necessary to
                    be a successful allied health care professional.        •    Develop informational and analytical
                    Medical assistants work primarily in physi-                  research skills.
                    cians’ offices, hospitals, and medical clinics.
                    Students in this allied health program will
                    learn how to prepare patients for various exam-
                    inations, assist physicians with minor office

Program Requirements:                                   •    Demonstrate knowledge of and profi-
                                                             ciency in Microsoft Word, Access,
   In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-             Excel, PowerPoint, PageMaker, and
cation and elective requirements, students are               Desktop Publishing.
required to take a core group of courses asso-
ciated with their major to total 78 credits. To         •    Demonstrate proficiency and profes-
be eligible for internship, the student must                 sionalism in organization of meeting
have on file documented proof of required                    and travel arrangements, and superviso-
immunizations and liability insurance.                       ry skills.

Medical Assistant Core Courses                          •    Cooperate effectively with people
(41 Credits):                                                through a knowledge of human rela-
ALH105 Medical Terminology                                   tions, including psychology, sociology,
ALH115 Medical Insurance                                     and ethics.
ALH120 Anatomy and Physiology I                         •    Retain a basic knowledge of business
ALH130 Anatomy and Physiology II

                                                                                                           Associate Degrees
                                                             operations and terminology.
ALH145 Allied Health Procedures
ALH160 Pharmacology                                     •    Demonstrate appropriate business dress
ALH180 Medical Administrative                                and demeanor.
                                                        •    Be dependable and responsible.
ALH200 Medical Machine Transcription
ALH205 Clinical Methods                                 •    Apply accounting and management
ALH210 Clinical Techniques                                   skills.
ALH230 Diseases & Diagnostic Methods
ALH310 Medical Laboratory                               •    Be able to prepare a variety of profes-
ALH350 Medical Seminar                                       sional documents for a spectrum of
INT299 Associate Degree Internship                           employers.
STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                        Program Requirements:
Office Administration
Associate in Applied Science Degree                        In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                                                        cation and elective requirements, students are
   Maximizing the efficiency of today’s hectic          required to take a core group of courses associ-
corporate office environment requires effective         ated with their major to total 77 credits.
management and administrative skills.
Executives rely on administrative assistants to         Office Administration Core Courses
increase the productivity of their offices. The         (40 Credits):
Office Administration student at Central                BUS220       Principles of Management
Penn will not only master traditional clerical          BUS245       Human Resources
skills but also gain a working knowledge of
                                                        ENG220       Business Communications
effective management and computer applica-
tions.                                                  INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                        OFA105       Word Processing
Program Objectives:                                     OFA110       Notehand I
                                                        OFA130       Office Systems Management
  Upon completion of the Office Adminstration
program, the graduate should be able to:                OFA210       Notehand II
•    Write and/or transcribe effective docu-
                                                        LGS250       Business Law
                                                        OFA215       Advanced Word Processing
•    Apply oral communications to give for-
                                                        OFA225       Document Production
     mal and informal presentations.
                                                        OFA300       Advanced Document Production

                    OFA310       Machine Transcription                        •    Demonstrate knowledge of legal termi-
                    OFA320       Administrative Office Procedures                  nology, principles, and procedures, and
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                                   possess the skills necessary to apply that
                                                                                   knowledge to fact patterns in a logical
                                                                                   and coherent manner.
                    Associate in Science Degree                               •    Comply with the ethical guidelines
                                                                                   required of paralegals.
                       The Associate of Science degree program in
                    Paralegal prepares students to meet the grow-             •    Use communication skills appropriate
                    ing demand for degreed paralegals in both the                  to the legal setting that demonstrate a
                    public and private sectors. This academically                  firm knowledge of the mechanics of
                    rigorous program is designed to provide grad-                  written and oral language.
                    uates with a comprehensive understanding of               •    Prepare a case for trial from filing the
                    the judicial system, relative bodies of law, legal             initial lawsuit through and including
                    research, briefs, pleadings, and related official
Associate Degrees

                                                                                   preparing oral arguments, client and
                    documents. Approved by the American Bar                        witness testimony, and appellate docu-
                    Association (ABA) since 1980, the Central                      ments.
                    Penn Paralegal program is known for its aca-
                    demic rigor and enjoys a reputation of                    •    Use the Internet to gather factual and
                    “excellence” within the legal community. With                  legal information.
                    all substantive legal courses being taught by
                                                                              •    Relate a knowledge of human behavior
                    licensed attorneys, graduates of this program
                                                                                   necessary to carrying out the tasks of a
                    study law from those who are most academi-
                                                                                   paralegal under the supervision of a
                    cally and experientially qualified. Students
                    matriculated in Central Penn’s Paralegal degree
                    program participate in field trips, mock trials,
                    interactive discussions with guest lecturers,             Program Requirements:
                    special projects, and a 360-hour internship
                    prior to graduation. A paralegal is a person                 In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                    qualified by education or work experience who             cation and elective requirements, students are
                    assists lawyers in rendering legal services and           required to take a core group of courses associ-
                    performs specifically delegated substantive               ated with their major to total 77 credits. In
                    legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.             addition, LGS180, LGS220, and LGS310 are
                    Paralegals may not provide legal services                 suggested prerequisite knowledge for this pro-
                    directly to the public except as permitted by             gram of study.
                                                                              Paralegal Core Courses (40 Credits):
                                                                              LGS110       Paralegalism
                    Program Objectives:                                       LGS130       Principles of Legal Research
                      Upon completion of the Paralegal program,               LGS135       Legal Research and Writing I
                    the graduate should be able to:                           LGS140       Civil Litigation I
                    •    Use the resources of a legal library and             LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                         online information sources to solve legal            LGS200       Contracts
                         research problems and draft memoran-                 LGS210       Evidence
                         da, briefs, and pleadings using proper
                                                                              LGS230       Civil Litigation II
                         legal format, grammar, and spelling.
                                                                              LGS260       Administrative Law
                    •    Operate and maintain computer equip-                 LGS265       Criminal Law
                         ment and systems found in a law office.
                                                                              LGS280       Legal Research & Writing II
                                                                              LGS285       Internship Preparation & Medical

LGS299        Internship for Paralegals                    •    Demonstrate an understanding of the
STS300        Job Pursuit Seminar                               psychosocial effects of disability,
                                                                whether temporary or permanent, and
Physical Therapist Assistant                                    be able to provide appropriate support
Associate in Applied Science Degree                             and respect for individual differences in
                                                                coping with disability.
   The Associate in Applied Science degree in              •    Effectively communicate with all mem-
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides                     bers of the healthcare team, as well as
graduates with a thorough background in the                     patients and their families, using writ-
rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neuro-                    ten, verbal, and nonverbal skills.
muscular disorders while incorporating an
understanding of the psychosocial aspects of               •    Participate in the overall management
disability. Physical therapist assistants, work                 of a physical therapy department with
with physical therapists in treating people with                respect to understanding levels of
a wide range of physical and neuromuscular                      authority, time management, superviso-

                                                                                                              Associate Degrees
disorders. At Central Penn, the incorporation                   ry responsibility, policies and
of hands-on laboratory classes and clinical                     procedures, quality improvement
internships at area physical therapy facilities                 efforts, and fiscal management.
enable students to practice what is learned in             •    Demonstrate an understanding of
the classroom. The Commission on                                his/her role as a physical therapist assis-
Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education                     tant including the responsibilities,
of the American Physical Therapy Association                    privileges, and limitations of the posi-
(CAPTE/APTA) accredits this program.                            tion.
Graduates of Central Penn’s PTA program will               •    Understand the need for continued pro-
be eligible to sit for the state physical therapist             fessional growth and demonstrate a
assistant licensing examination.                                commitment to that growth.

Program Objectives:                                        Program Requirements:
•    Provide physical therapy services under
     the direct supervision of a physical ther-               In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
     apist in an ethical, safe, and effective              cation and elective requirements, students are
     manner.                                               required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                           ated with their major to total 80 credits.
•    Implement a treatment plan developed                  Students are required to complete 20 hours of
     by a physical therapist.                              observation in various physical therapy settings
•    Monitor patient status and effectively                in order to enhance clinical observation and
     communicate any changes with the                      meet program requirements. These 20 hours of
     supervising therapist in a timely man-                observation must be completed by the end of
     ner.                                                  the student’s first term in which they attend
•    Perform appropriate measurement and                   classes. To be eligible for internship, the stu-
     assessment techniques to assist the                   dent must have on file documented proof of
     supervising therapist in monitoring and               required immunizations and liability insurance,
     modifying a patient’s plan of care.                   as well as current CPR certification.

•    Teach patients, their family members                  Physical Therapist Assistant Core Courses
     and/or caregivers, and other healthcare               (43 Credits):
     providers how to safely and effectively               ALH105       Medical Terminology
     perform selected treatment procedures                 ALH120       Anatomy and Physiology I
     and functional activities.
                                                           ALH120L      Anatomy and Physiology I - Lab
•    Practice with a high standard of ethical              ALH130       Anatomy and Physiology II
     behavior and sensitivity for cultural and
     socioeconomic differences among indi-                 ALH130L      Anatomy and Physiology II - Lab
                    ALH145       Allied Health Procedures                     •    Use the SABRE computer system to
                    ALH230       Diseases & Diagnostic Methods                     complete the total travel transaction.
                    PTA100       Fundamentals of Physical Therapy             •    Demonstrate competence using
                    PTA145       Modalities                                        Microsoft Office.
                    PTA155       Physical Therapist Assistant                 •    Utilize time management techniques.
                                 Procedures                                        Demonstrate the ability to be flexible
                    PTA210       Therapeutic Exercise                              and adaptable when dealing with clients.
                    PTA245       Applied Kinesiology                          •    Demonstrate a working knowledge of
                    PTA299       Internship for Physical Therapist                 the terminology, regulations, and servic-
                                 Assistant                                         es of the travel industry.
                    PTA300       Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical        •    Demonstrate a knowledge of how to
                                 Practice                                          guide the client through the sales and
                    PTA305       Neurological Rehabilitation                       booking process for all facets of the
Associate Degrees

                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                                   travel industry.
                                                                              •    Research unfamiliar areas and terminol-
                    Travel and Tourism                                             ogy, and identify reference sources.
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree                       Program Requirements:
                       Central Penn’s Travel and Tourism program                 In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                    is one of the oldest and most respected pro-              cation and elective requirements, students are
                    grams of its kind in the nation. This program             required to take a core group of courses associ-
                    prepares students to pursue a successful career           ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                    in the exciting, fast-paced, and ever-changing            Students are also required to complete assigned
                    field of travel. Students are instructed in every         hours in the campus travel agency, take the
                    aspect of the travel industry, including exten-           Travel Agency Proficiency Test, and obtain a
                    sive training on the SABRE computerized                   passport by graduation.
                    reservation system. Outside the classroom, stu-
                    dents gain hands-on experience in the live                Travel and Tourism Operations
                    campus travel agency, Central Penn Travel.                Core Courses (40 Credits):
                                                                              CIS103       Survey of Windows
                    Program Objectives:                                       COM130       Public Relations
                                                                              INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                      Upon completion of the Travel and Tourism
                    Operations program, the graduate should be                TRV100       Reservations/Tariffs I
                    able to:                                                  TRV110       Reservations/Tariffs II
                    •    Demonstrate a knowledge of oral and                  TRV120       Domestic Tourism
                         written communication skills for con-                TRV125       International Tourism
                         versing and writing in professional and              TRV200       SABRE Automation I
                         personal settings.
                                                                              TRV250       Client Relations & Retail Travel
                    •    Develop a self-image that reflects pro-                           Sales
                         fessionalism and confidence.                         TRV260       Western Hemisphere Geography for
                    •    Exhibit ethical and professional behav-                           Travel Professionals
                         ior appropriate to the profession.                   TRV265       Eastern Hemisphere Geography for
                                                                                           Travel Professionals
                    •    Identify current trends in the industry
                         and recognize the importance of these                TRV300       The Cruise Industry
                         trends to their personal future in the               TRV350       Travel and Tourism Seminar
                         travel industry.                                     STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

Certificate Programs
                       Certificates                                              Advanced Accounting Core
                                                                                 Courses (24 Credits):
                                                                                 ACC100       Accounting I
                       Accounting and
                                                                                 ACC110       Accounting II
                       Advanced Accounting
                       Certificate Programs                                      ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                                                                                 ACC220       Income Tax
                          Students who complete the following cours-
                       es are awarded either a certificate in
                       Accounting (18 credits) or a certificate in               BUS200       Finance I
                       Advanced Accounting (24 credits). These                                or
                       courses provide the student with requisite                LGS250       Business Law
                       knowledge in generally accepted accounting
                                                                                 ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                       principles and standards, the accounting needs
                       of various types of organizations, and financial          ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                       statement analysis. Additionally, the Advanced            ACC320       Cost Accounting
                       Accounting courses will prepare students with             ACC405       Auditing
                       two or more years of work experience in
                       accounting and a baccalaureate degree to sit for          Forensic Criminalistics
                       the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam-               Certificate Program
                       ination. These courses may be completed as
                       part of, or in addition to, major electives in any           The certificate program in Forensic
                       degree program other than the associate or                Criminalistics is designed to provide graduates
Certificate Programs

                       bachelor degrees in Accounting or as part of a            with the specialized knowledge and skills
                       continuing education program.                             required by those who are employed as evi-
                                                                                 dence specialists, crime scene technicians,
                                                                                 coroners, forensic investigators, and criminal-
                       Program Objectives:                                       ists. The six courses, which comprise this
                       •    Interpret generally accepted accounting              18-credit certificate program, are designed to
                            principles and standards and apply                   provide students with a solid understanding of
                            them to a business environment.                      the essential aspects of forensic criminalistics
                                                                                 including, in part: Forensic Science, Death
                       •    Understand the various accounting                    Investigations, Forensic Anthropology, and
                            needs of manufacturing, service, and                 Forensic Pathology. Presented by a faculty pos-
                            governmental organizations.                          sessing      demonstrated     academic       and
                       •    Demonstrate a professional manner                    experiential qualifications, the Forensic
                            appropriate to a business environment                Criminalistics certificate program provides
                            through work performed.                              students with a fascinating educational experi-
                                                                                 ence. Available as a collateral credential for
                       •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research                 students matriculated in a degree program, or
                            abilities in a business setting.                     as a specialized academic qualification for
                                                                                 experienced criminal justice practitioners, the
                       Accounting Core Courses (18 Credits):
                                                                                 certificate program in Forensic Criminalistics
                       ACC100       Accounting I                                 is perfect for those who seek a specialized edu-
                       ACC110       Accounting II                                cation to either launch or advance a career in
                       ACC200       Managerial Accounting                        Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or
                       ACC220       Income Tax
                       BUS200       Finance I
                       ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                       ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II

Program Objectives:                                    Human Resources
•   Identify the role of science in a forensic         Certificate Program
    investigation and understand the collec-              Students who complete the following cours-
    tion process for various types of forensic         es are awarded a certificate in Human
    evidence.                                          Resources. These courses provide the student
•   Demonstrate effective verbal and writ-             with requisite knowledge in recruiting, job
    ten communication skills for media, law            placement, training development, performance
    enforcement, funeral directors, patholo-           appraisals, benefits and compensation, and
    gists, emergency responders, and                   labor relations. These courses may be complet-
    victim’s families.                                 ed to fulfill, or in addition to, major electives or
                                                       as part of a continuing education certificate
•   Identify the various stages of natural,            program.
    criminal, and accidental death investiga-
                                                       Program Objectives:
•   Understand the identification, collec-
    tion, preservation, and comparative                •    Understand the complex roles and prac-
    analysis of physical evidence.                          tices of human resource professionals in
                                                            today’s workplace environments.
•   Identify the effective scientific and labo-
    ratory procedures that may be utilized             •    Understand the future trends in work-
    to enhance the comparative analysis of                  force development and apply techniques
    physical evidence.                                      for effective recruitment, training, ori-

                                                                                                              Certificate Programs
                                                            entation, and retention strategies.
•   Identify the role of the forensic anthro-
    pologist in identifying skeletal remains,          •    Show an understanding of the current
    including the comparative analysis of                   legal and regulatory issues for employ-
    human or animal remains and the col-                    ment, such as OSHA requirements, risk
    lection of evidence in clandestine graves               management and loss prevention, man-
    and burial sites.                                       agement of workers’ compensation
                                                            claims, employee assistance plans, and
•   Understand cause, manner, and time of
                                                            quality of work life, preventative health
    death factors as they relate to death
                                                            issues, ADA compliance, and ergonom-
    investigation in criminal justice, includ-
                                                            ic standards.
    ing the role of coroner, medical
    examiner, autopsies, wound pattern                 •    Demonstrate competency in the funda-
    analysis, and natural causes.                           mental components of human resources
                                                            management and business objectives.
Forensic Criminalistics Core Courses
(18 Credits):                                          •    Understand the methods for evaluating
CRI305      Forensic Science I                              performance, handling performance
                                                            problems, and implementing assessment
CRI325      Death Investigation I
                                                            and appraisal techniques.
CRI330      Criminalistics
CRI447      Forensic Photography
                                                       Human Resources Core Courses
                                                       (18 Credits):
CRI465      Forensic Anthropology
                                                       BUS302        Health, Safety, and Security
CRI475      Forensic Pathology
                                                       BUS303        Recruitment, Selection, and
                                                       BUS450        Labor Relations
                                                       BUS455        Compensation and Benefits
                                                       BUS460        Evaluation and Assessment
                                                       BUS465        Training and Development

                       Intelligence Analysis                                     •    Understand and apply the laws of espi-
                       Certificate Program                                            onage in the protection of national
                                                                                      security and company projected infor-
                          The certificate program in Intelligence                     mation.
                       Analysis was designed to provide graduates
                                                                                 •    Have knowledge and working knowl-
                       with the specialized knowledge and skills
                                                                                      edge of the national and world
                       required by those who are employed as intelli-
                                                                                      intelligence agencies.
                       gence analysts by governmental, national
                       security, criminal justice, military, and corpo-          •    Have knowledge and understand the
                       rate agencies. The six courses, which comprise                 method of espionage and counterespi-
                       this 18-credit certificate program, are designed               onage methods.
                       to provide students with a solid understanding
                       of the essential aspects of intelligence analysis,        Intelligence Analysis Core Courses
                       including, in part: Business Intelligence,                (18 Credits):
                       National Intelligence, Criminal Intelligence,             HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                       and Advanced Intelligence Analysis. Presented                          Analysis
                       by a faculty possessing demonstrated academic             HSM335       Business Intelligence
                       and experiential qualifications, the Intelligence         HSM345       National Intelligence
                       Analysis certificate program provides students
                                                                                 HSM405       Criminal Intelligence Analyst I
                       with core competencies essential for either
                       immediate employment or graduate study.                   HSM411       Criminal Intelligence Analyst II
                       Available as a collateral credential for students         HSM427       Advanced Intelligence Analysis
                       matriculated in a degree program, or as a spe-
Certificate Programs

                       cialized academic qualification for experienced           Optometric Technician
                       criminal justice practitioners, the certificate           Certificate Program
                       program in Intelligence Analysis is perfect for
                       those who seek a specialized education for a                 The certificate program in Optometric
                       career involving the collection, collation, analy-        Technician was designed to prepare graduates
                       sis, and dissemination of covert criminal,                for immediate career placement as a skilled
                       strategic, military, or proprietary corporate             technician in an optometric or ophthalmologic
                       information. Admission to this program                    environment. Students will learn how to gath-
                       requires applicants to have a 2.0 GPA or high-            er an eye health history, prepare a patient for
                       er. Due to the academic rigor of the program, a           examination by the doctor, perform various
                       GPA of 3.0 is preferred, but not required.                visual assessments, educate patients in contact
                                                                                 lens care, and assist in eye examinations.
                                                                                 Specific curriculum content includes diseases
                       Program Objectives                                        and disorders of the eye, refractive error, and
                       •    Understand and apply the key concepts                corrective measures. In addition, students in
                            of intelligence analysis as it applies to            the Optometric Technician certificate program
                            national intelligence and criminal intel-            will learn to make appropriate choices regard-
                            ligence.                                             ing materials for utilized frames and lenses,
                                                                                 evaluate fit and style of eyeglasses, and effect
                       •    Be versed in the I2 computer software                repairs on eyeglasses. For those who seek a per-
                            utilized by intelligence and law enforce-            sonally and professionally rewarding Allied
                            ment agencies in the production of                   Health career, Central Pennsylvania College’s
                            intelligence.                                        Optometric Technician certificate program
                                                                                 offers a peerless beginning.
                       •    Possess strong written and oral skills in
                            order to be able to provide written and
                            oral intelligence briefings within an                Program Objectives:
                                                                                 •    Examine and evaluate the interpersonal
                                                                                      skills required of allied health profes-

•   Develop a self-image that reflects pro-
    fessionalism and self-esteem to meet
    the constant challenges and changing
    needs of health professionals.
•   Relate knowledge of specific terminolo-
    gy, anatomy, and medical knowledge
    necessary in the allied health field.
•   Under the direction of a doctor, per-
    form an eye examination.
•   Demonstrate knowledge of oral and
    written communication skills in profes-
    sional settings.
•   Make repairs on eyeglasses and educate
    patients on eyewear.
•   Perform the administrative skills neces-
    sary to operate a successful practice.
Optometric Technician Core Courses
(18 Credits):
OPT100     Basic Optometric Science

                                                    Certificate Programs
OPT110     Disorders of the Eye
OPT120     Optics
OPT140     Optician Practices
OPT300     Optometric Procedures
OPT305     Contact Lenses

Course Descriptions
   Course descriptions are organized in           How to use this catalog
alphanumeric order. Information on courses
can be found under appropriate headings in           The following information will be helpful to
the following sequence.                           you when reading the listing of courses and ref-
                                                  erencing course descriptions:
  ACC         Accounting                          Course Numbering
  ALH         Allied Health                       001-199: indicate general education, intro-
  ART         Arts                                ductory, or developmental courses
                                                  200-299: indicate usually, but not always, sec-
  BIO         Biology
                                                  ond-year courses
  BUS         Business                            300-399: indicate usually, but not always,
  CCM         Child Care Management               third-year courses
  CHM         Chemistry                           400-499: indicate usually, but not always,
                                                  fourth-year courses
  CIS         Computer Technology
  COM         Communications                      Prerequisites
                                                     A student may not enroll in a course for
  CRI         Criminal Justice
                                                  which a prerequisite is stated unless the prereq-
  DGA         Digital Arts                        uisite course or equivalent has been completed.
  ENG         English                             Only the Academic Dean may grant a waiver.
  GEO         Geography
  GRP         Graphics/Digital Arts
  HIS         History
  HON         Honors
  HRM         Hotel Restaurant Management
  HSM         Homeland Security
  HUM         Humanities
  IDS         Interdisciplinary Studies
  INT         Internships

                                                                                                      Course Descriptions
  LDS         Leadership
  LGS         Legal Studies/Paralegal
  LNG         Language
  MIP         Media/Digital Arts
  MTH         Mathematics
  NUR         Nursing
  OFA         Office Administration
  OPT         Optometric Technician
  PED         Physical Development
  PHI         Philosophy
  POL         Political Science
  PSY         Psychology
  PTA         Physical Therapist Assistant
  SCI         Science
  SOC         Sociology
  STS         Student Success
  TRV         Travel

                      Accounting                                              ACC230       Intermediate
                                                                                           Accounting I             3 Credits
                      ACC100       Accounting I             3 Credits         A study of contemporary financial statements,
                      This course is an introduction of generally-            practices, and forms. Emphasis is placed on
                      accepted accounting principles as they pertain          cash, temporary investments, receivables,
                      to external financial reports. The accounting           inventories, and current liabilities.
                      cycle, accounting systems, theories, and poli-          Prerequisite: ACC110
                      cies relative to asset valuation, liability
                      measurement, and income determination are               ACC250       Accounting
                      presented. Emphasis is placed on accounting                          Transfer Credit          3 Credits
                      for a sole proprietorship.                              This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                                              credit for a course transferred from another
                      ACC105       Concepts of Accounting 3 Credits           college or university. No courses above the 200
                      This course is designed to provide an overview          level will be accepted. This course is available
                      of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietor-          only when the student has taken a class not
                      ship.                                                   offered by Central Penn.
                      ACC110       Accounting II            3 Credits         ACC300       Intermediate
                      A study of corporation accounting including                          Accounting II            3 Credits
                      the issue of stock and payment of dividends.            This course includes the study of liabilities,
                      Other topics include accounting for partner-            investments, paid-in capital, retained earnings,
                      ships, plant assets, intangible assets,                 and analytical processes. Also included is the
                      investments, and long term liabilities.                 preparation of journal entries pertaining to
                      Prerequisite: ACC100                                    noncurrent assets.
                                                                              Prerequisite: ACC230
                      ACC200       Managerial Accounting 3 Credits
                      This course is a study of financial data to be          ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting     3 Credits
                      used by internal management. Areas of study             A study of fund accounting reporting princi-
                      include changes in price levels, changes in cash        ples, procedures, and standards. This will be
                      flows, financial statement analysis, departmen-         accomplished through analyzing, recording,
                      tal accounting, budgets, cost and revenue               summarizing, evaluating, and interpreting
                      concepts, and management reports with special           accounting data for government units and
                      analysis.                                               other nonprofit organizations.
                                                                              Prerequisite: ACC110
Course Descriptions

                      Prerequisite: ACC110

                      ACC210       Data Management                            ACC320       Cost Accounting          3 Credits
                                   Applications             3 Credits         This course is a descriptive study of the accu-
                      This course is designed to introduce the stu-           mulation of cost data and a determination of
                      dent to advanced data management techniques             how to use such information to assist manage-
                      incorporating current computerized account-             ment in planning and decision making.
                      ing software packages. Students will compare            Prerequisite: ACC200
                      several currently popular small business
                                                                              ACC330       Advanced Income Tax      3 Credits
                      accounting software packages. Students will
                                                                              This course continues the study of the Internal
                      receive hands-on experience as they complete
                                                                              Revenue Code as it affects partnerships, corpo-
                      the daily, weekly, and monthly transactions of
                                                                              rations, and estates and trusts. Basic
                      the campus corporation or local business oper-
                                                                              competence in tax terminology, research, and
                      Prerequisite: ACC110
                                                                              tax calculations are emphasized. State taxes on
                                                                              business organizations using the tax structure
                      ACC220       Income Tax               3 Credits         of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the
                      A comprehensive explanation of the federal tax          basis, are also examined.
                      structure and training in the application of tax        Prerequisite: ACC220
                      principles to specific problems.
                      Prerequisite: ACC100

ACC400       Advanced Accounting       3 Credits         for working with cross-border financial infor-
This course deals with the study of advanced             mation impacted by global businesses. It
accounting concepts. Topics covered include              incorporates international transactions, the
the preparation, communication, interpreta-              operations of international companies, conver-
tion, and analysis of financial data with regard         sion of foreign currencies, and facilitating the
to consolidations, international transactions,           use of IASB.
and business combinations. Foreign currency              Prerequisite: ACC300
transactions are also examined.
Prerequisite: ACC300
                                                         ACC435       International Taxation 3 Credits
                                                         This course provides an overview of U.S. and
ACC405       Auditing                  3 Credits         foreign country taxation involved with interna-
This course is a study of the auditing process.          tional transactions. Topics include source rules,
Topics covered include the demand for audit              resident and NRA taxation, CFC legislation,
services, the audit process, applications of the         and other major tax concepts. An analysis of
audit process to normal business cycles, and             treaty provisions and U.N. Model Tax
completion of the audit cycle.                           Conventions is also discussed.
Prerequisites: ACC300 or successful completion of        Prerequisites: ACC330 and BUS260
ACC300 final exam

ACC410       Accounting                                  Allied Health
             Communications            3 Credits
This course will prepare the student to write            ALH105       Medical Terminology       2 Credits
and speak more effectively as they are entering          This course provides the student with the abil-
the accounting profession, in accordance with            ity to recognize, analyze, define, spell, and
the AECC guidelines for enhancing account-               correctly utilize the medical language used to
ing students’ communication skills.                      convey information about anatomy, physiology,
Prerequisites: ACC300 and ENG220                         disease, and control and treatment of alter-
                                                         ations in one’s state of health. Medical
ACC420       Advanced
             Cost Accounting           3 Credits
                                                         Terminology applies in describing normal as
This course examines topics such as the study of         well as abnormal, so the student begins with
budgets, standard costs, direct and absorption           the normal as a base and adds to this the terms
costing, cost variance analysis, and extensive           that describe pathological changes. The stu-
analysis of various cost control and profit plan-        dent specifically becomes aware of the medical

                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
ning programs. Use of quantitative techniques            prefixes, roots, and suffixes in forming a med-
and decision models is also discussed.                   ical vocabulary.
Prerequisite: ACC320                                     ALH115       Medical Insurance         4 Credits
ACC425       Advanced Auditing         3 Credits         In this course the student is introduced to the
This course is a continuation of the study of            major nationwide medical insurance plans. The
the auditing process. The course is designed to          student will be trained to utilize the computer
broaden and deepen student’s conceptual and              to prepare medical insurance claim forms for
technical understanding of the attest function.          reimbursement. An overview of the types of
It will provide the student with a framework             coverages available will be provided such as
for analyzing contemporary auditing and                  Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid,
assurance issues.                                        Tricare, Workers’ Compensation, Disability,
Prerequisite: ACC405 or successful completion of         Health Maintenance Organization (HMO),
ACC405 final exam                                        and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO).
                                                         This course will also familiarize the student
ACC430       International                               with the purpose and use of ICD-9 diagnostic
             Accounting                3 Credits         and CPT procedural coding. Other procedur-
This course will examine the accounting func-            al/diagnostic coding systems currently in use
tion from an international perspective, focusing         are discussed.
on international standards and practices and will
provide an overview of key issues affecting the
global marketplace. It will prepare the student

                      ALH120        Anatomy and                                  ALH135       Health Information        3 Credits
                                    Physiology I               3 Credits         The course covers the medical record and
                      This course is a study of the normal structure             maintenance of health information systems.
                      and function of the human body. The course                 The contents and types of medical records are
                      covers the basic cell, body chemistry, and then            presented. Various databases and filing systems
                      provides an in-depth investigation into the                are explored. The many legal guidelines are
                      integumentary system, the skeletal system, and             included.
                      the muscular system.                                       Prerequisite: ALH105

                      ALH120L Anatomy and                                        ALH145       Allied Health
                              Physiology I – Lab                1 Credit                      Procedures                3 Credits
                      This course is the lab component to the                    This course provides the student with an
                      Anatomy and Physiology I course. The lab will              overview of basic health procedures. Emphasis
                      consist of demonstration and hands-on learn-               is placed on developing therapeutic communi-
                      ing in the following areas: cell structures, the           cation in the clinical setting. Students will
                      planes of movement, axis of rotation, motions              learn the components of a medical record and
                      of the body, joint system, bone structure, skele-          principles of medical documentation.
                      tal structural, bone landmarks, and the                    Assessment of vital signs will be developed and
                      musculoskeletal system of the human body.                  principles of universal precautions will be pre-
                      Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ALH120              sented.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: ALH120
                      ALH125        Diagnostic Coding          3 Credits
                      The student will learn to abstract information             ALH160       Pharmacology              2 Credits
                      from the medical record and combine it with                This is a course which prepares allied health
                      coding strategies to obtain the proper codes for           students to understand, identify, and classify
                      diagnoses. The ICD-9-CM book will be stud-                 medications. Upon completion of this course,
                      ied for understanding of format. DRGs will                 the student will be familiar with drug classifi-
                      also be discussed.                                         cations and the effects of medication on body
                      Prerequisite: ALH105                                       systems.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: ALH105
                      ALH130        Anatomy and
                                    Physiology II              3 Credits         ALH170       Medical Law and Ethics 3 Credits
                      This course builds on knowledge obtained in                A study of law and ethics as they pertain to the
Course Descriptions

                      Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the              health care field. There is in-depth discussion
                      anatomical structure, organization and general             of specific aspects of law which affect medical
                      physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,           office personnel and the physician. Common
                      endocrine, and reproductive systems. This                  medical issues are examined.
                      course emphasizes the anatomy and physiolo-
                      gy of the nervous system, cardiovascular                   ALH180       Medical Administrative
                                                                                              Procedures             3 Credits
                      system, and the respiratory system.
                      Prerequisite: ALH120                                       In this course, the allied health student is
                                                                                 trained in the most up-to-date administrative
                      ALH130L Anatomy and                                        functions in physicians’ offices. Important
                              Physiology II – Lab               1 Credit         aspects of office procedures include communi-
                      This course builds on knowledge obtained in                cating and interacting with patients, the role of
                      Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the              the receptionist, effective telephone usage,
                      anatomical structure, organization and general             administrative planning, supply and task organ-
                      physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,           ization, and time management. Scheduling
                      endocrine, and reproductive systems. This                  appointments, processing mail, filing, treatment
                      course emphasizes the anatomy and physiolo-                of clinical and financial records, accounts
                      gy of the nervous system, cardiovascular                   payable, accounts receivable, billing, and credit
                      system, and the respiratory system with these              and collection procedures are studied as well.
                      systems being the focus of the laboratory por-             This course will also expose the student to the
                      tion of the course.                                        operation of a computerized medical office
                      Prerequisites: ALH120L and concurrent enrollment in

management program. Applications of med-                    ALH235        Procedural Coding          3 Credits
ical practice software will be explored.                    The student will learn to abstract information
Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100                            from the medical record and combine it with
                                                            coding strategies to obtain the proper codes for
ALH200        Medical Machine
              Transcription                3 Credits
                                                            procedures. The          Current     Procedural
This course combines the knowledge of the                   Terminology book will be studied for reference.
English language, medical terminology, and key-             Discussion will also be given to the Common
boarding skills as a basis to enable the student to         Procedural Coding System used by the Health
transcribe medical correspondence, documents,               Care Financing Administration (HCFA), which
and reports accurately and efficiently.                     oversees Medicare and Medicaid Services.
                                                            Prerequisite: ALH105
Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100
                                                            ALH245        Wound Management
ALH205        Clinical Methods             2 Credits
                                                                          for the Healthcare
This course emphasizes the information on the                             Professional               3 Credits
medication label and the physician’s order.                 The course is designed to provide entry-level,
Students will learn the concepts used to calcu-             clinically-relevant information on the manage-
late medication dosages. A comprehensive                    ment of patients with open wounds. The class
review of basic math theory is given.                       will discuss the topics of anatomy and physiol-
Additional topics include surgical asepsis,                 ogy of the skin, phases of wound healing, and
assisting with minor surgeries, and theory of               types of wounds. In addition, wound etiology,
IV therapy.                                                 management of infections, dressing selection,
ALH210        Clinical Techniques          3 Credits        and bandaging will be explored.
This course will outline the principles and pro-            Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130
cedures of complete physical, gynecological,                ALH290        Allied Health
obstetrical, and pediatric examinations. The                              Transfer Credit            3 Credits
student is given the opportunity to gain basic              This course is used only as a way to accept
knowledge and understanding of the purposes,                credit for a course transferred from another
techniques, and recording procedures of special             college or university. No courses above the 200
tests commonly associated with the physician’s              level will be accepted. This course is available
office including electrocardiography, radiology,            only when the student has taken a class not
respiratory therapy, and specialized clinical               offered by Central Penn.

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
Prerequisite: ALH205 or concurrent registration             ALH300        Applied Medical
                                                                          Transcription              3 Credits
ALH225        Medical                                       This is a comprehensive course that challenges
              Transcription II             3 Credits        the medical secretarial student to apply their
This course is an extension of the principles of            knowledge of the English language, medical ter-
Medical Machine Transcription. The student is               minology, anatomy and physiology, diseases and
given an opportunity to transcribe a variety of             diagnostics, and pharmacology to transcribing
medical correspondence, documents, and reports              medical reports. The student is challenged with
accurately and efficiently, meeting the demands             tapes from specialty practices, practical situa-
of the medical profession. Additional computer              tions, foreign physicians, and more advanced
time is necessary to complete assignments.                  terminology. Along with routine operative, diag-
Prerequisite: ALH200
                                                            nostic, and discharge reports, the student
ALH230        Disease and Diagnostic                        transcribes specialty reports such as pathology,
              Methods                3 Credits              psychiatric, oncology, cardiology, plastic surgery,
This course introduces pathology and disease                oral surgery, orthopedics, neurology, urology,
by investigating the etiology, pathophysiology,             OB/GYN, pediatric, ENT, ophthalmology, res-
and clinical manifestation of a wide variety of             piratory, and gastrointestinal reports. In addition,
diseases affecting the various body systems of              critical thinking/decision-making activities are
the human body. Diagnostic procedures and
treatments for various disorders will be dis-
Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130

                      included to challenge the students’ problem-               ALH350          Medical Seminar                 3 Credits
                      solving abilities and proofreading skills.                 This is an upper level course, which will allow
                      Additional computer time is necessary to com-              students to practice in the Medical Learning
                      plete assignments.                                         Center all of the skills taught throughout the
                      Prerequisite: ALH225                                       entire program. The course is designed to illus-
                                                                                 trate and explore the role of medical personnel
                      ALH310       Medical Laboratory         3 Credits
                                                                                 within the framework of the health care pro-
                      This is a clinical laboratory course designed
                                                                                 fession and to assist the student in the
                      especially for the medical assistant student
                                                                                 transition from student to health care team
                      and/or other medical personnel employed in
                                                                                 member. The student becomes aware of the
                      physicians’ offices. Emphasis is placed on qual-
                                                                                 role the MA plays in promoting a professional
                      ity assurance and safety requirements following
                                                                                 image for the practice and of health care
                      OSHA guidelines. Instruction and practice
                                                                                 resources available. CPR, first aid training, and
                      will be provided in specimen collection and in
                                                                                 emergency management are presented.
                      CLIA Waived testing in urinalysis, hematol-                Prerequisite: ALH210 or concurrent registration
                      ogy, blood chemistry, immunology, and
                      microbiology. While being observed by the                  ALH390          Upper-Level Allied
                      instructor, the student will perform 25 success-                           Health Transfer Credit 3 Credits
                      ful venipunctures. The CPT exam is offered at              This course is used only as a way to accept
                      the completion of this course.                             credit for a course transferred from another
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130                           college or university. No courses below the 300
                                                                                 level will be accepted. This course is available
                      ALH320       Health Services                               only when the student has taken a class not
                                   and Management             3 Credits
                                                                                 offered by Central Penn.
                      This course involves the organization of the               ALH400          Hospital and Health
                      U.S. healthcare delivery system, and the basic                             Services Administration 3 Credits
                      management strategies and practices, which                 This course prepares the student to carry out
                      are implemented to administer its component                the day-to-day responsibilities of a hospital or
                      parts. Dynamics of the interrelated compo-                 healthcare facility administrator. Issues of cash
                      nents of the system are considered in terms of             flow, personnel policy, staff interactions, record
                      the impacts of social, political and economic              keeping, reporting requirements, inventory and
                      change, and evolving system components to                  supplies, security, organizational and manage-
Course Descriptions

                      effectively accommodate and manage these                   ment practices are examined. There is a project
                      changes.                                                   requiring the student to interview administra-
                      Prerequisite: ALH180                                       tors in each of three different types of
                      ALH330       Healthcare Policies
                                                                                 healthcare facilities, to compare the similarities
                                   and Politics               3 Credits          and differences. The student will arrange their
                      This course is the study of conflict resolution            internship project as an outcome of this course.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: This course is taken the final term before the
                      and resource allocation (or reallocation) by leg-
                      islatures, courts, and “public” opinion.
                      Healthcare policies include statutes and court             ALH410          Health Economics and
                      decisions that define principles of legal liability                        Financing Strategies 3 Credits
                      in health, healthcare, and health insurance. It            This course includes analysis of financial flows,
                      also involves consideration of accepted norms              third-party payment programs, and reimburse-
                      of conduct that influence the law and are influ-           ment practices in the health sector. An
                      enced by the law, but do not have the                      economic analysis of the U.S. healthcare sys-
                      traditional attributes of legal structures. Legal          tem regarding organization and financing
                      aspects include common law court decisions, as             policy issues will also be considered.
                      well as statutory law and administrative regula-           Prerequisite: ALH115 or BUS335 and BUS210
                      tions that impact the healthcare system.
                      Prerequisite: BUS220

ALH420       Healthcare Planning                         and the Renaissance to modern day. The
             and Marketing             3 Credits         course will additionally explore the various
This course considers planning and marketing             genres of theater and the mechanics involved
from the perspective of an administrator with            in a theatrical performance.
responsibility for delivery of a particular
healthcare service to the public. The product            ART120        Art Appreciation             3 Credits
may be a general hospital, a specialized clinic,         This course is designed to introduce students
or a residence and long-term care facility.              to the fundamentals of the visual arts. The
Consideration is given to differences of                 focus of the class will be a tour through major
approach to each of these various services, and          periods of art history with an emphasis on style
also to the planning and marketing strategies,           and culture. Students will be exposed to a vari-
which are common to all. Public policy and               ety of art techniques, and time will be given in
government planning functions are also con-              class for students to experiment with basic
sidered, as well as direct and indirect inputs           media.
from professional organizations, insurance               ART125        Watercolor Painting          3 Credits
providers, and other relevant parties. The stu-          This course is designed to introduce students
dent will estimate public utility and benefits           to watercolor techniques that focus on value,
provided vs. actuarial cost incurred, means of           color, and composition. Class will start with
financing and costing long-term facilities,              monochromatic studies of simple still lifes,
staffing needs, major equipment, supplies,               progress to a limited palette, and culminate in
indirect costs in the planning process, cost             students selecting their own subjects and ren-
recovery strategies and marketing plans, and             dering them in full color. Students are required
philosophical policy ideas.                              to purchase watercolor materials recommend-
Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230
                                                         ed by professor.
                                                         Prerequisite: ART100 or permission by instructor
Arts                                                     ART205        Art History                  3 Credits
                                                         This course is an introduction to art history.
ART100       Drawing and
             Illustration              3 Credits         Identification and analysis of individual art-
Designed to introduce students to drawing and            works, their creators, and the study of artistic
illustration techniques that focus on propor-            periods and styles. This class covers the devel-
tion, light, and perspective. Using media such           opment of artistic techniques and styles

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
as pencil, charcoal, pen, and pastels, students          throughout the ages.
translate abstract concepts into visual design.          ART250        Art Transfer Credit          3 Credits
ART105       Arts and Humanities       3 Credits         This course is used only as a way to accept
A course designed to introduce students to the           credit for a course transferred from another
arts — specifically, painting, literature, drama,        college or university. No courses above the 200
and music as distinguished from the sciences             level will be accepted. This course is available
and from history, philosophy, and theology.              only when the student has taken a class not
Through a variety of experiences, including              offered by Central Penn.
lectures, guest speakers, field trips, and proj-         ART390        Upper Level Art
ects, students develop the ability to critically                       Transfer Credit              3 Credits
appreciate “the arts.”                                   This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                         credit for a course transferred from another
ART115       Theater & the
             Performing Arts           3 Credits         college or university. This course is available
This is an introductory course in which stu-             only when the student has taken a class not
dents will learn both the tradition and the              offered by Central Penn.
mechanics of theater in European and
American culture. The course will trace the
history and importance of theater from ancient
Greece and Rome through medieval Europe

                      Biology                                                    BUS105        Fundamentals of Selling 3 Credits
                                                                                 This course is a thorough study of the phases
                      BIO100         Human Biology            3 Credits          of successful selling: approach, presentation,
                      This course provides an introduction to the                resistance, and closing. In addition, a study is
                      study of living organisms. Emphasis is placed on           made of today’s selling environment, product
                      the structure and function of the cell as the basis        analysis, and buying psychology. The course
                      of life. Each body system is studied. Additional           emphasizes the desirable qualities of a success-
                      topics will include homeostasis, genetics, genet-          ful salesperson with special regard to poise,
                      ic engineering, and biotechnology.                         manner, dress, ethics, and product knowledge.
                      BIO105         Human Development        3 Credits          Students participate in role playing and sales
                      This course studies human growth and devel-                presentations to develop selling ability and
                      opment throughout the life span from the                   self-confidence.
                      prenatal period through aging. Special empha-              BUS110        Principles of Retailing    3 Credits
                      sis is placed on normal physical, cognitive,               This is a study of retailing – its characteristics,
                      social, and psychological growth so the student            objectives, retail strategies, retail institutions,
                      can recognize normal development as well as                and careers. This course develops an under-
                      deviations from the normal.                                standing of retail management. Using the case
                      BIO260         Microbiology             3 Credits          study method, students develop the ability to
                      This basic level microbiology course introduces            apply course material to solving retail-related
                      students to the use of microscopes and to labo-            problems.
                      ratory procedures for microbial identification.            BUS120        Spreadsheet
                      Students will survey microbial species and                               Applications               3 Credits
                      become familiar with common pathogenic                     This course is designed to expose the students
                      microbial strains. Bactericidal, antiseptic, and           to the advanced capabilities of spreadsheet
                      sterilization procedures will be explored.                 software. The use of current spreadsheet soft-
                      BIO300         Evolutionary Biology     3 Credits          ware is integral to creating spreadsheet projects
                      This course provides a basic understanding of              based on real business situations.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: CIS103 or CIS111
                      the scientific justification of evolution and the
                      major topics in evolutionary biology. Students             BUS200        Finance I                  3 Credits
                      will gain an understanding of the scope of evo-            This course is a study of the financial problems
Course Descriptions

                      lution biology, including mechanisms of                    associated with the life cycle of a business.Topics
                      change, population genetics, the origin of                 covered include the sources and use of business
                      species, and human evolution. These topics will            funds, cost of capital, risk, asset management,
                      be discussed in the context of how their appli-            and capital investments and valuation. Students
                      cation has shaped contemporary thinking                    are trained in the programming and use of the
                      about the history of life on earth. Further                widely-accepted financial calculators for the
                      emphasis will be placed on the relevance of                solution of practical business applications.
                      evolution to biology, in general and to students’          Prerequisites: ACC110 or concurrent registration and
                      lives, in particular.                                      MTH010
                      Prerequisite: Any Biology course
                                                                                 BUS210        Macroeconomics             3 Credits
                                                                                 This course is an introduction to the concepts,
                      Business                                                   principles, and problems of economics.
                                                                                 Emphasis is placed on the role of monetary
                      BUS100         Business Principles      3 Credits          and fiscal policy in pursuing macroeconomic
                      This is a fundamental survey course in business            objectives.
                      administration offering a basic understanding
                      of the nature and scope of business in the mod-            BUS215        Microeconomics             3 Credits
                      ern world. Consideration of business practices             This course will examine the factors that affect
                      such as management, organization, production,              the economic choices of consumers or produc-
                      labor, data processing, marketing, and ethics i-           ers when purchasing or selling goods and
                      s an integral part of this course. Students use a          services.
                      variety of external resources.

BUS220       Principles of                               television, outdoor, and direct mail. This course
             Management                3 Credits         includes the economics, methods, and psychol-
This course provides a conceptual framework              ogy of advertising, with an introduction to
for fundamental knowledge of management.                 marketing research, consumer analysis, and
Primary consideration is given to the areas of           market analysis. Work is done in creation of
planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.        original copy and layout.
It emphasizes both the art and science of man-
agement through the use of lectures and the case         BUS255        Customer Service              3 Credits
study method. Students use a variety of outside          This course explores the importance of cus-
readings and interviews in their studies.                tomer service to the success of any business.
                                                         The textbook and the lectures are presented
BUS230       Principles of Marketing 3 Credits           from the customer’s point of view and stresses
This course studies current concepts and                 the effects of good and poor customer service
strategies of marketing activities. The market-          on repeat business, “word-of-mouth” advertis-
ing environment including ethics and social              ing, and profits. These concepts are reinforced
responsibility are brought out. The major divi-          through classroom discussions, role-playing,
sions in marketing and their relationship to             and an outside project in which the level of
target markets, products, strategies, and distri-        customer service in a business is analyzed and
bution are discussed. Studies of current                 evaluated.
practices of specific companies are reviewed
and analyzed.                                            BUS260        International Business 3 Credits
Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220                           This is a fundamental course addressing inter-
                                                         national business and management. The course
BUS235       Consumer Behavior         3 Credits         focuses on international business with a study
This course concentrates on the theories of              of how the political, social, and economic envi-
consumer behavior and research findings as               ronment of foreign cultures affect business
they apply to the sales effort. The course               attitudes and operations. The impact of cultur-
includes concepts such as factors affecting buy-         al, economical, and political forces on business
ing decisions, media selection and                       practices in a global organization is studied.
effectiveness, and consumer response measure-            Prerequisite: BUS100
                                                         BUS270        Entrepreneurship and
BUS240       Survey of Sports                                          Small Business

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
             Management                3 Credits                       Management                    3 Credits
This is an overview of the general areas of              This course provides an overview of the
sports management with emphasis on the rela-             responsibility and importance of “small busi-
tionship of developing and using a marketing             nesses” as they relate to the current business
strategy. Included in the study is the relation-         community and the entrepreneur. It provides
ship of management with the customer and                 an understanding of the complexities and
participants from the planning stage through             problems associated with ownership, manage-
the execution stage.                                     ment, administration, and finances.
                                                         Prerequisite: ACC110 or concurrent registration
BUS245       Human Resources           3 Credits
This course provides guideposts for effective            BUS280        Retail Advertising and
performance in recruiting, selecting, and plac-                        Promotion              3 Credits
ing people in the right jobs, training and               This course is a study of all activities related to
development, performance appraisals, benefits            the planning and uses for the advertising of
and compensation, health and safety in the               retail goods and services. Students develop
workplace, and labor relations and collective            knowledge of all advertising media, with spe-
bargaining.                                              cial application to retail businesses. Through
Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220                          class work and out-of-class research, a com-
                                                         plete advertising schedule for a retail business
BUS250       Advertising               3 Credits         is developed.
This course is a study of the principles involved        Prerequisite: BUS100
in the planning, creation, and use of advertising
through the use of newspaper, magazine, radio,

                      BUS290       Business Administration                       BUS304       Strategic Planning
                                   Transfer Credit         3 Credits                          and Marketing
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                             Communications             3 Credits
                      credit for a course transferred from another               This course is a comprehensive and integrated
                      college or university. No courses above the 200            study of strategic planning and marketing com-
                      level will be accepted. This course is available           munications. Advertising, sales promotion, direct
                      only when the student has taken a class not                marketing, Internet marketing, personal selling,
                      offered by Central Penn.                                   and public relations/publicity are discussed and
                                                                                 related to strategic planning. Students will eval-
                      BUS300       Finance II                 3 Credits          uate the relationship between marketing
                      Emphasis in this course is placed on the deci-             management and marketing communications.
                      sion-making process with regard to liabilities             Prerequisite: BUS230
                      and capital. Students analyze problems related
                      to short- and intermediate-term financing,                 BUS305       Investments                3 Credits
                      long-term financing, and capital structure and             This course analyzes the varying degrees of risk
                      dividend policy faced by management.                       and return from different types of investments.
                      Students are trained in the programming and                Topics include securities and securities markets,
                      use of the widely-accepted financial calculators           portfolio policies, institutional investment poli-
                      for the solution of practical business applica-            cies, and management of investment funds.
                      tions.                                                     Students are trained in the programming and use
                      Prerequisite: BUS200                                       of the widely-accepted financial calculators for
                                                                                 the solution of practical business applications.
                      BUS301       Retail Management          3 Credits          Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS215 or MTH010
                      This course studies the strategic retail manage-
                      ment process, including the retail mix and                 BUS310       Fashion Analysis           3 Credits
                      retail environment. The primary focuses are                This course analyzes the nature and scope of
                      targeting customers, information gathering,                fashion and investigates the basic knowledge
                      location analysis, merchandise and operations              and terminology with regard to garment
                      management, pricing strategy, promotional                  design as it relates to merchandising.
                      strategy, and integrating and controlling the              Sketching of basic styles is introduced, and
                      retail strategy.                                           designs are created. This course also explores
                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230 or another market-        career opportunities. Students assist in produc-
                      ing or advertising course                                  ing a fashion show, developing a website, or
Course Descriptions

                                                                                 completing a research report.
                      BUS302       Health, Safety, and
                                   Security                   3 Credits          BUS315       Merchandise
                      This course is designed to identify key occupa-                         Information                3 Credits
                      tional health, safety, workplace security theories         This course is an in-depth study to develop an
                      and concepts. The course covers legal and regu-            understanding of various textiles and non-tex-
                      latory requirements affecting health related               tiles. The fiber content, fiber structure, and
                      programs, policies, and employment liabilities.            fabric construction of textiles are discussed.
                      Prerequisite: BUS245                                       Non-textile merchandise information related
                                                                                 to store buyers, sales people, and the consumer
                      BUS303       Recruitment, Selection,
                                   and Placement           3 Credits             is presented. Projects and presentations pre-
                      This course studies the successful                         pared by the student utilize practical buying
                      person/organization match. The course dis-                 and selling techniques. Field trips to various
                      cusses the external influences such as economic            locations are taken to expose the students to
                      conditions, labor markets, unions, and laws and            major industries in the United States.
                      regulations. It also covers the staffing support           BUS320       Money and Banking          3 Credits
                      systems such as staffing strategy and planning,            This course is a study of the American banking
                      job analysis, measurement, and major staffing              system, monetary theories, and monetary poli-
                      activities.                                                cy. Topics include the relationship of money
                      Prerequisite: BUS245                                       and the banking system to the functioning of
                                                                                 the monetary policy implementation.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: BUS215

BUS325       Electronic Business      3 Credits         BUS350       Visual Merchandising      3 Credits
This course is an intense study of the business         This course explores design principles of visual
implications of the automation technologies             merchandising and store layout. Students gain
and telecommunication systems that have                 practical experience through designing and
driven the field of electronic commerce to the          creating display windows throughout the cam-
modern era of electronic business. This                 pus. A design and color portfolio and a store
demonstrates the utilization of electronic busi-        layout project are integral parts of the course.
ness tools based on electronic data interchange,
                                                        BUS355       Project Management        3 Credits
the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other
sources. It not only covers the marketing and           This course is for those who seek a hands-on
selling of products electronically, but explores        approach to project management. It is an
the major electronic aspects of business opera-         application-oriented approach which provides
tions.                                                  a road map for managing various types of tech-
Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220                         nical or non-technical projects including
                                                        manufacturing scheduling, construction,
BUS330       Nonprofit                                  research and development projects, and special
             Organizations            3 Credits         events through the use of computer applica-
This course provides the basic framework for            tions and short-term hands-on projects.
management of nonprofit organizations,                  Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and CIS103 or
including the managing of volunteers. The               another college-level computer course
focus is on business strategies taken by non-
                                                        BUS360       Marketing Research        3 Credits
profit organizations. Students must complete
80 hours of volunteer service as part of the            This course deals with the tools of marketing,
course.                                                 sampling, analysis of internal data, locating
Prerequisite: BUS220                                    data, observation, and experimentation in mar-
                                                        keting research. It also examines defining the
BUS335       Insurance                3 Credits         problem, developing and executing the
Most individuals, families, and businesses have         research plan, preparing research reports, and
a strong desire for financial security and pro-         exploring major areas of research application.
tection against those events that threaten their        Students apply marketing research techniques
financial security. For most people and compa-          to a hands-on project.
nies, insurance is the major technique for              Prerequisites: BUS230 and MTH200
handling risk. This course covers vehicles of

                                                                                                            Course Descriptions
                                                        BUS365       Organizational
risk management through insurance concepts
                                                                     Behavior                  3 Credits
including personal property, commercial prop-
                                                        This course is a study of multi-disciplinary
erty, and life and health.
Prerequisite: BUS100
                                                        approaches to the business organization as a
                                                        complex system. Emphasis is placed on the
BUS345       Operations                                 importance of managing and understanding
             Management               3 Credits         the ethical implications of managerial deci-
This course is a study of the management of             sions, workplace diversity, organizational
operations, incorporating decision-making               change, and corporate culture.
techniques used in operations management.               Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and PSY100 or
Topics include the practical applications to            SOC100
product design and process selection, design of
                                                        BUS370       Management
facilities and jobs, and supply chain manage-                        Techniques                3 Credits
ment. Methods for developing and analyzing              Designed as an upper-level management
standards, measures, and processes are also dis-        course, Management Techniques covers the
cussed. Other topics incorporate an overview            major concepts of management using an
of inventory concepts, Total Quality                    experimental approach to achieve learning on
Management including an ISO9000 overview,               an individualized basis. A series of exercises is
and business operations reengineering.                  used in which the student participates to gain
Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and CIS103 or
another college-level computer course
                                                        actual experience with the concept under con-
                                                        Prerequisite: BUS220

                      BUS375        HTML for e-Business 3 Credits                   the Internet and web-specific marketing issues
                      This course emphasizes Internet/Intranet Web                  are examined. Internet customer relationship
                      authoring tools such as HTML and HML.                         management, product development and pric-
                      Effective use of commercial web authoring                     ing, distribution channels, and online
                      tools will be stressed as well as programming in              marketing communications are analyzed, cul-
                      the appropriate languages. Also included is an                minating in the development of an Internet
                      introduction to JAVA Script programming.                      marketing plan.
                      The course covers the essentials of program-                  Prerequisites: BUS230 or BUS250 or a 300/400-level
                      ming for e-commerce and tools to incorporate                  marketing course
                      the programs for business-wide applications.                  BUS401         Organizational Process
                      Prerequisite: CIS211 or another college-level computer
                                                                                                   Improvement            3 Credits
                                                                                    Efficient organizational processes, product and
                      BUS380        Business Policy                                 service quality, and customer satisfaction are
                                    Formulation                  3 Credits          consistently moving targets. Organizations
                      This course is designed from the case problems                who aspire to the best that they can be must
                      approach that presents a cross-section of the                 create a cycle of continuous process improve-
                      decision-making situations faced by manage-                   ment within their organization. This course
                      ment. In addition to the traditional policy and               examines the organizational process for: assess-
                      control, emphasis is given to situations involv-              ing expectations of internal and external
                      ing leadership, organization, communications,                 constituents, identifying the difference
                      career counseling, and social responsibility.                 between the current state and the desired state,
                      Prerequisite: BUS220                                          and empowering organizational teams to close
                                                                                    the identified gaps between the current and
                      BUS385        Java for e-Business
                                    Managers                     3 Credits          desired states.
                                                                                    Prerequisite: BUS365
                      This course covers the basics of Java
                      Programming for Business and Computer                         BUS402         Organizational Change
                      Information Systems students. It covers Java                                 Management            3 Credits
                      applications and applets with emphasis on                     This course covers the current proven tech-
                      business applications. The method of teaching                 niques for the management of change in the
                      is through “Programming Algorithm” — a                        corporate world. As the information age pro-
                      step-by-step process used to start on the right               gresses into its next generation, effecting change
Course Descriptions

                      program by considering problem definition,                    is an absolute necessity for upper management
                      solution planning via algebra, and good docu-                 of private companies, educational institutions,
                      mentation.                                                    and governments: small or large, for profit or
                      Prerequisite: CIS211 or another college-level computer        non-profit. It deals with the four phases of
                      course                                                        change management which is the collaborative
                      BUS390        Upper-Level Business                            assessment process using Malcolm Baldridge
                                    Transfer Credit              3 Credits          and ISO certification methodologies as the
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                   foundation to identify the strengths and areas
                      credit for a course transferred from another                  for improvement (or gaps) in the organization in
                      college or university. The credits are given for              the areas of leadership at all levels, customer sat-
                      the completion of an upper level (300/400)                    isfaction, employee satisfaction, business process
                      transferred. This course is available only when               integration and quantifiable results.
                      the student has taken a class not offered by                  Prerequisite: BUS220
                      Central Penn.                                                 BUS405         Business Marketing           3 Credits
                      BUS400        Advertising and Internet                        This course examines the marketing of goods
                                    Marketing                3 Credits              and services between businesses, with a special
                      Strategic marketing in today’s business envi-                 emphasis on organizational buying. Special
                      ronment requires knowledge of trends in                       focuses are on relationship marketing and inte-
                      online marketing and how to utilize e-business                grated marketing communications for
                      marketing tools to maintain a competitive                     business-to-business marketing.
                      edge. Basic marketing concepts are adapted to                 Prerequisite: BUS230 or concurrent registration

BUS410        Options, Futures,                             BUS430        Marketing
              and Other Derivatives      3 Credits                        Management                   3 Credits
This course represents real-world practice to               This course integrates marketing concepts for
focus on theory and practice. It provides a uni-            strategic planning, implementation, and con-
fying approach to the valuation of all                      trol. The primary focuses are analyzing
derivatives, not just options and futures. The              marketing opportunities, developing market-
framework for pricing derivatives, interest rate            ing strategies, managing the total marketing
derivatives, volatilities and correlations, hedg-           effort, and understanding future marketing
ing, swaps, and value calculations are covered.             trends.
The student will work with various models,                  Prerequisites: BUS230 and a 300-level business course
including the standard market models, models
                                                            BUS435        Personal Financial
of short rate, and other appropriate models.
                                                                          Management                   3 Credits
Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS305
                                                            This course is an investigation of obtaining the
BUS415        International Business                        maximum benefits from limited financial
              Seminar                3 Credits              resources on a personal basis. Financial goals
This course is a capstone that integrates con-              form the basis for financial planning. Without
cepts, principles, and practices of international           these goals, planning is extremely difficult.
business from prior courses and Internet                    Many people prefer to avoid financial prob-
research. The student is required to participate            lems or turn them over to someone else such as
in research for group decision-making and pre-              a financial planner. We will cover various top-
sentations about a business currently or                    ics of personal finance to prepare the student
desiring to complete in the international mar-              for personal financial planning.
kets. A written comprehensive case analysis of              Prerequisite: BUS200
the simulation is prepared.
Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and        BUS440        International Finance        3 Credits
BUS260                                                      This course is an investigation of the chal-
                                                            lenges of doing business in an increasingly
BUS420        International Trade        3 Credits          global environment. Special emphasis is placed
This course answers the question of whether to              on the cultural, political, financial, and social
export or import. International trade is a topic            diversities of international financial institu-
that has been discussed in the news media and               tions. It examines the financial strategies of
in government/business talks. Students study                global firms and the challenges of internation-

                                                                                                                    Course Descriptions
how real-world problems are solved from the                 al financial decisions.
decision to export or import, packaging and                 Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
transportation, terminology, required docu-                 BUS260 or concurrent registration
mentation, financing trade, international
                                                            BUS450        Labor Relations              3 Credits
quality factors, and an overview of internation-
al trade laws.                                              This course studies the evolving labor-man-
Prerequisite: BUS260                                        agement relationship and the collective
                                                            bargaining process in public and private sector
BUS425        Internet Technology        3 Credits          organizations. The course includes the histori-
This course is a study of what is required for              cal, legal, and structural environments of the
establishing and operating an electronic busi-              labor-management relationship in the U.S.
ness. It covers the information needed by the               today.
entrepreneur and executive making e-business                Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS245
plans. Covered in this course is how to choose
                                                            BUS455        Compensation and
the right technologies, avoid the legal pitfalls,
                                                                          Benefits                     3 Credits
and to secure a Website.
Prerequisites: BUS325 and CIS103 or another college-
                                                            This course is an examination of financial
level computer course                                       reward systems in organizations and the study
                                                            of relevant theoretical and legal perspectives.
                                                            Topics include job evaluation wage surveys,
                                                            incentives, pay equity, benefits, and compensa-
                                                            tion strategy.
                                                            Prerequisite: BUS245

                      BUS460       Evaluation and                                mote the educational development and personal
                                   Assessment                 3 Credits          achievement of young children will be presented.
                      This course prepares the student to understand             Prerequisite: CCM110
                      effective performance management in a quality
                      context. The use of multi-source feedback for              CCM110        Behavior, Observation,
                                                                                               and Evaluation         3 Credits
                      employee development and evaluation of cur-
                                                                                 A course designed to introduce the student to
                      rent legal issues in performance appraisals will
                                                                                 an actual child care setting. Following on-site
                      be discussed.
                      Prerequisite: BUS245
                                                                                 visits of early childhood programs, the student
                                                                                 will participate in discussions and evaluation of
                      BUS465       Training and                                  types of activities, situations, and behavior pat-
                                   Development                3 Credits          terns that were observed.
                      This course covers the field of training and               Prerequisites: CCM100 and PSY105
                      development from orientation and skills train-
                      ing to career and organization development.                CCM120        Children’s Health and
                      Prerequisite: BUS245
                                                                                               Wellness                  3 Credits
                                                                                 This course is designed to teach the basics of
                      BUS470       Business Seminar           3 Credits          health, safety, and nutrition. Emphasis is
                      This course is a capstone course that synthe-              placed on the nutritional needs of the young
                      sizes all business concepts including marketing,           child and specific health care and safety issues.
                      human resources, quantitative methods, global              Infant & Child CPR, First Aid training, and
                      strategies, accounting, finance, production,               Childhood Diseases are presented.
                      service, and policy issues. The student is                 Prerequisites: CCM100 and PSY105
                      required to participate in the research for group
                                                                                 CCM130        Infant and
                      decision-making and presentations in an over-                            Toddler Care              3 Credits
                      all business strategy and plan. Research on the            This course is designed to teach students about
                      Internet is a valuable tool for this course. A             the care and guiding of infants and toddlers. An
                      written comprehensive case analysis of the plan            introduction to methods of caring and working
                      is prepared.                                               with infants and toddlers in a stimulating envi-
                      Prerequisites: BUS200 and BUS230 or BUS260
                                                                                 ronment is provided. The emphasis is on
                                                                                 developing the skills needed to provide a chal-
                      Child Care Management                                      lenging and developmentally appropriate
Course Descriptions

                      CCM100       Child Care Foundations 3 Credits              Prerequisite: PSY105
                      The basic theories of program planning are pre-
                      sented with emphasis on incorporating specific             CCM140        The Exceptional Child 3 Credits
                      objectives into a practical day care program.              This course is designed to teach students about
                      Included in this course is the preparation of daily        interacting with children with special needs in
                      and monthly activity plans based on environ-               the early childhood classroom. The course pro-
                      ment, availability of equipment, themes, learning          vides knowledge and skills that early childhood
                      objectives, and child development. This course is          directors and teachers need to understand. It
                      intended to give an overview of the child care             also covers numerous hands-on activities for
                      field and present the fundamentals necessary to            children that are physically and/or mentally
                      prepare for a career with young children.                  challenged.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: PSY105
                      CCM105       Guiding Children’s
                                   Behavior                   3 Credits          CCM150        Language Development
                                                                                               and Expression       3 Credits
                      This practical course focuses on identifying typ-
                                                                                 Children’s literature is adapted to the child care
                      ical developmental characteristics and the needs
                                                                                 environment with emphasis on language
                      of children. Students are provided with sugges-
                                                                                 development, communication, and the impor-
                      tions to understand, solve, and prevent everyday
                                                                                 tance of self-expression. Creative activities
                      behavior problems of children by using positive
                                                                                 involving storytelling, dramatic play, visual per-
                      communication. Theories and practical skills
                                                                                 ception, and expression are also included.
                      that are needed to administer discipline to pro-
                                                                                 Prerequisite: CCM100

CCM210         Creative Activities           3 Credits          Computer Technology
This course is designed to promote creative
awareness in all areas of an early childhood                    CIS100       Data Modeling
curriculum. Students will plan and present                                   Foundations                3 Credits
exercises in selected topics and themes that                    This introductory course presents the theoret-
include music, art, science, math, social studies,              ical aspects of database design and
and health.                                                     methodologies for designing relational data-
                                                                bases such as Microsoft Access, Oracle, and
CCM300         Administration of Early                          SQL Server. Coverage includes methods of
               Childhood Programs      3 Credits                gathering, documenting, and communicating
The knowledge, skills, and values needed to                     the elements and structure of business infor-
operate a day-care facility are discussed along                 mation. Different types of modeling include
with regulations governing personnel and the                    entity relationship models, hierarchical mod-
environment. The essential aspects of creating                  els, and principles for converting from logical
and maintaining a safe, healthy, and effective                  models into physical models.
day-care environment for children and staff are
reviewed. Students will synthesize knowledge                    CIS103       Survey of Windows          3 Credits
of business and child care to create a working                  A course designed to introduce students to
child care facility.                                            four major Windows applications software
Prerequisite: Successful attainment of senior-level aca-        packages used in business. Students work with
demic status                                                    word processing, spreadsheet, database, and
                                                                presentation packages in order to integrate the
CCM305         Curriculum Planning           3 Credits          four. Students are introduced to a historical
Curriculum planning allows students to fuse                     perspective on computer use, as well as basic
prior knowledge from child development and                      hardware applications and requirements.
foundation courses to create developmentally
appropriate curriculum to foster the develop-                   CIS105       Information Technology 3 Credits
ment of young children. Curriculum planning                     This course is a study of the breadth of
at the early childhood level revolves around                    Information Technology, now and in the future.
two basic themes of education—how children                      It covers topics that range from basic computer
learn and what they should learn. This course                   terminology and the components of a PC, to
describes the leading curriculum approaches                     telecommuting, robotics, artificial intelligence,
and explains the focus, goals, structure, and                   and virtual reality. Included are the capabilities

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
implementation techniques for each approach.                    and limitations of digital technology.
Students will also learn how to develop cur-
                                                                CIS111       Operating Systems          3 Credits
riculum goals and plan various classroom
                                                                This course is designed to provide the funda-
activities to help meet these goals.
                                                                mentals of Operating Systems. The course will
Prerequisites: CCM100 and PSY105
                                                                trace the history of operating systems pro-
                                                                grams used in the early mainframes through to
Chemistry                                                       the current PC technology. Students will study
                                                                the evolution from instruction-based to graph-
CHM100         Chemistry I                   3 Credits          ically-based (GUI) operating systems.
This introduction to inorganic chemistry
includes atomic structure, bonding, molecular                   CIS115       Principles of Information
structure, solutions, acids/bases/salts, nomen-                              Security                 3 Credits
clature, and stoichiometry. Chemistry I also                    This introductory course follows a model
explores the role of organic chemistry in daily                 called the Security Systems Development Life
lives.                                                          Cycle. This structured methodology provides a
                                                                solid framework similar to that used in tradi-
                                                                tional systems analysis and design. Coverage
                                                                includes preliminary security investigation of a
                                                                business, security analysis, risk assessment, and
                                                                logical and physical designs from security,
                                                                implementation, and maintenance.

                      CIS120       Structured                                 CIS140        Microcomputer
                                   Programming              3 Credits                       Systems                3 Credits
                      Students will learn to interpret program                This course includes the basic elements of
                      requirements in terms of output, input, and             computer science that are necessary to under-
                      processing using various design techniques,             stand how all computers work, the relationship
                      and then apply the five basic programming               between hardware and software, hardware
                      constructs for structured programs. C++ will be         components of personal computers and related
                      used to illustrate both the structured program-         peripherals, and an introduction to networking
                      ming environment and correct programming                and programming. The course also includes
                      syntax.                                                 the binary and hexadecimal numbering sys-
                                                                              tems, input and output processes, software
                      CIS123       Survey of GIS            3 Credits
                                                                              installation and configuration, the OSI model,
                      Geographic information systems are tools that           algorithm concepts, and basic data structures.
                      coordinate geographic and spatial data for the
                      purpose of visualizing and analyzing informa-           CIS145        Routers and Routing    3 Credits
                      tion related by physical location. This course          Building on the understanding of network fun-
                      presents an overview of the field of GIS. As            damentals, students will be presented
                      such, the course introduces digital geographic          information on the theory of routing and the
                      data and map concepts along with data input             practical use of routers. Classless routing and
                      and output models. This course also looks at            variable length subnet masks (VLSM) are
                      geographic data analysis and the types of infor-        shown as techniques to conserve IP address
                      mation that can be derived from GIS.                    and make the best use of limited address space.
                                                                              The knowledge of ICMP error messages
                      CIS125       Microsoft Access         3 Credits
                                                                              assists students in learning basic router trou-
                      This course is an introduction to relational            bleshooting, and the knowledge of access
                      databases and database design. Coverage                 control lists (ACLs) can be used for basic
                      includes a quick review of database modeling,           router security.
                      data types, establishing relationships, creating        Prerequisite: CIS135
                      updating tables, and entity-relationship dia-
                      grams. Students learn Microsoft Access as an            CIS220        COBOL Programming 3 Credits
                      implementation of a relational database to              This course is an introductory business-orient-
                      input data, create forms, create queries, and           ed, programming course, introducing the
                      create reports.                                         student to the fundamental concepts of pro-
Course Descriptions

                                                                              gramming in COBOL. The student learns
                      CIS135       Networking                                 how to analyze, flowchart, write, test, debug,
                                   Fundamentals             3 Credits
                                                                              and execute business COBOL programs using
                      Networking Fundamentals covers the theoret-             a personal computer. The student also prepares
                      ical concepts that are the underpinning of all          documentation for all programs.
                      network functions. Beginning with the OSI               Prerequisite: CIS335
                      and TCP/IP models and the physical media,
                      students will learn how network protocols               CIS222        Network Security
                      function at each level of the network static.                         Fundamentals           3 Credits
                      Students will learn how physical and logical            Network Security Fundamentals introduces
                      address are used to identify hosts on the net-          authentication or how servers can insure that
                      work, how networks are segmented into                   the clients requesting services are properly
                      manageable sizes with bridges and switches,             identified and are permitted access. Physical
                      and how different networks communicate with             network security and instruction detection are
                      each other through a router.                            key topics. A range of potential network secu-
                                                                              rity risks arising from e-mail, remote access,
                                                                              and file transfers are discussed.
                                                                              Prerequisite: CIS135

CIS225        Visual Programming        3 Credits         CIS243        Linux Administration      3 Credits
This course provides the student advanced                 This course provides a structured approach to
programming experience in a visual language.              advancing the students’ knowledge and skills
It covers the design, development, and execu-             for the administration and maintenance of a
tion of user-generated design requirements.               Linux/Unix operating system. Students will
Topics covered include components of main                 begin by installing a Linux server, then create
windows, dialog boxes, menus, controls, color,            users and assign rights and privileges. Students
and animation. Programs are oriented toward               will learn to manage the users and system serv-
solving common business problems.                         ices and processes. Students will also learn to
Prerequisite: CIS120                                      use Linux network and system administration
CIS235        Object-Oriented
              Programming I             3 Credits         Prerequisite: CIS242
This course is an introduction to structured              CIS245        Internet Programming I 3 Credits
programming and algorithm development                     This course is an introduction to tools and pro-
using an object-oriented language (currently              gramming skills needed for developing
C++). Topics covered are basic data types,                Internet applications. Topics covered include
input, output, control structures (selection, rep-        HTML, scripting languages such JavaScript,
etition), user-defined functions, arrays, strings,        XML, PHP, and database access through the
and records.                                              web.
Prerequisite: CIS120                                      Prerequisite: CIS235
CIS237        Switching and WANs        3 Credits         CIS250        Computer Science
Switching technologies are used on the local                            Transfer Credit           3 Credits
area network to segment that network into a               This course is used only to accept credit for a
number of smaller collision domains to                    course transferred from another college or uni-
improve performance and manageability. This               versity. No courses above the 200 level will be
course will present the role of switches in net-          accepted. This course is available only when
work design and how switched protocols are                the student has taken a class not offered by
used to design a fault-tolerant, loop-free                Central Penn.
switched network. Students will also learn how
VLANs emulate some layer 3 (network) func-                CIS252        SQL Fundamentals          3 Credits
tionality in a layer 2 (data link) device. In             Structured Query Language is the standard

                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
addition, students will learn WAN technolo-               language for creating, maintaining, and
gies and protocols.                                       extracting data from all relational databases.
Prerequisite: CIS145                                      SQL Fundamentals introduces the conceptual
                                                          framework for SQL and syntax for identifying
CIS242        Linux                     3 Credits         and defining data types, defining the relation-
This course provides a structured approach to             ship between fields, and entering data into the
attaining the theoretical knowledge and practi-           proper table. Students will be expected to learn
cal skills to installing and configuring a                how to enforce data integrity and query a data-
Linux/Unix operating system. The course                   base within SQL.
includes detailed information on how                      Prerequisite: CIS100
Linux/Unix addresses operating system issues,
such as the kernel, file and directory structure,         CIS262        Fundamental Database
shells, shell programming, file processing, and                         Administration       3 Credits
the X Windows system. Upon successful com-                With a working knowledge of standard SQL,
pletion of this course, students will have                students will be introduced to the principles of
learned the requisite knowledge to install, con-          database administration, including managing
figure, and use a Linux/Unix operating system.            user access, populating tables, and modifying
Prerequisite: CIS140                                      tables. Students will learn to install and start a
                                                          database server.
                                                          Prerequisite: CIS252

                      CIS275        SQL Programming           3 Credits          computer network security. Specific techniques
                      Structured Query Language is the standard,                 related to authentication, encryption, packet
                      underlying structure for creating, maintaining,            filtering, bastion hosts, DMZs, and VPNs are
                      and extracting data from all relational databas-           covered in detail.
                      es. SQL Programming builds on basic SQL                    Prerequisite: CIS222
                      functionality to create programming routines
                                                                                 CIS315        Visual Basic
                      to automate complex queries and data retrieval.                          for Applications           3 Credits
                      In addition to invoking routines, creating                 Visual Basic for Applications is a program-
                      update triggers, and managing SQL                          ming language that allows users to customize
                      Transactions, the PHP scripting programming                their applications by creating more convenient
                      language is ideally suited to work with SQL                ways to perform common tasks. The course is
                      and dynamic database development.                          designed to guide the beginning programmer
                      Prerequisite: CIS252
                                                                                 in writing procedures using the VBA language
                      CIS285        Computer Forensics        3 Credits          to customize Microsoft Word, Microsoft
                      Computer forensics is the application of com-              Excel, and Microsoft Access.
                      puter and data investigation and analysis                  Prerequisite: CIS225
                      techniques to identify, collect, and protect               CIS330        Network Management 3 Credits
                      potential legal evidence. Computer forensic                Network management presents the principles
                      specialists use a variety of techniques to discov-         and practices of network management and
                      er data stored on a computer and to recover                administration of Microsoft Server. Beginning
                      deleted, encrypted, or damaged file informa-               with the configuration and installation, the
                      tion. Extracted evidence must be properly                  course proceeds to the discussion of server
                      handled and protected from damage and a                    domains. Active Directory is a major compo-
                      continuing chain of evidence and custody must              nent of this course and considerable time will
                      be established. Students in this course will               be spent developing an understanding of
                      learn what types of information may be                     Active Directory and its management. The
                      gleaned from a computer system, how to gath-               course will also cover the management of
                      er that information as evidence, and how to                group policies and the user’s environment.
                      ensure the integrity of that evidence in a legal           Prerequisite: CIS237
                      Prerequisite: CIS135                                       CIS335        Object-Oriented
Course Descriptions

                                                                                               Programming II             3 Credits
                      CIS302        Disaster Recovery         3 Credits          This course is a continuation of Object-
                      Disaster recovery is the practice of planning,             Oriented Programming I. Topics covered
                      preparing, and practicing for what happens in              include classes, inheritance, polymorphism,
                      the worst-case scenario. In order to minimize              basis abstract data types, including lists, stacks,
                      the impact of a situation, students will learn to          queues, debugging techniques, and program
                      assess assets, prioritize business and technical           compilation and execution. An object-oriented
                      requirements, and prepare detailed plans for               programming language (currently C++) will be
                      responding to a problem. As a part of the plan-            used to demonstrate constructs and syntax.
                      ning process, practitioners learn to identify and          Prerequisite: CIS235
                      enlist the cooperation of other parties inside
                      and outside the organization.                              CIS345        Internet
                      Prerequisites: CIS135 and CIS390                                         Programming II             3 Credits
                                                                                 Designed for the experienced programmer, this
                      CIS303        Firewalls and                                course covers both GUI and non-GUI pro-
                                    Intrusion Detection       3 Credits          gramming in Java. It provides the student an
                      Beginning with the design and development of               in-depth knowledge of programming in Java.
                      a security policy, this course covers firewalls and
                      intrusion detection systems as a combination of
                      hardware and software components to provide

Topics covered include basic control structures,           CIS380        Advanced Database
graphical user interface and object-oriented                             Management                   3 Credits
design, user-defined methods, classes, abstract            Students will study advanced database topics,
data types, inheritance and composition,                   including indexing, query optimization, per-
exception and event handling, and advanced                 formance tuning, and load balancing of
GUI and graphics.                                          database servers. Students will utilize the tools
Prerequisite: CIS335                                       needed to collect, analyze, and interpret log
CIS360        Upper-Level Computer                         Prerequisite: CIS262
              Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits
This course is used only to accept credit for a            CIS390        Systems Analysis
course transferred from another college or uni-                          & Design                     3 Credits
versity. No courses below the 300 level will be            This course is a comprehensive study of tools
accepted. This course is available only when               and techniques used in the analysis of comput-
the student has taken a class not offered by               er systems and the design of software to
Central Penn.                                              support that system. Topics covered include
                                                           corporate goals and objectives, input/output
CIS365        Machine and Assembly                         files, forms, processing, documentation tech-
              Language Programming 3 Credits
                                                           niques, backup, project management, and the
Machine language, a pattern of bits encoding
                                                           responsibilities of a systems analyst.
machine operations, is made readable by replac-            Prerequisites: CIS120 and CIS135
ing the raw values with symbols called
mnemonics. Assembly language is a human-                   CIS391        Systems Analysis
readable notation for the machine language that                          Project Management           3 Credits
a specific computer architecture uses. Higher              This advanced course is a comprehensive study
level programming languages add a layer of                 of information technology project manage-
abstraction that shields hardware specifics from           ment. Participants explore the tools and
the programmer while the power of assembly                 techniques used in the analysis of computer
lies in its ability to directly address and control        system projects and the design and project
memory and hardware at a low level. This                   management that support system planning and
course serves as an introduction to machine and            implementation. Topics covered include inte-
assembly language on the 80x86 architecture.               gration management, scope and time
Prerequisites: CIS140 and CIS335                           management, cost management, and risk man-

                                                                                                                  Course Descriptions
                                                           agement. Other topics covered include project
CIS375        Database Administration                      initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and
              Backup & Recovery      3 Credits
                                                           estimating the cost of a project. This course
Database backup and recovery procedures are
                                                           builds an unparalleled foundation for tomor-
vitally important to avoid the risk of losing all
                                                           row’s creators and managers by providing a
the data and Information contained in an orga-
                                                           meaningful study of projects and building a
nization’s database. This course demonstrates
                                                           framework of sound IT project management.
database replication, configuration for replica-           Prerequisite: CIS390
tion, and the limitations of replication. Backup
and table maintenance are presented as anoth-              CIS395        Individual Project           3 Credits
er part of the process to insure that database             This course can be used as a terminal course. It
information can be successfully recovered, if              represents the culmination of the student’s
needed.                                                    studies at Central Penn. The student will
Prerequisite: CIS262                                       demonstrate his/her expertise in their specific
                                                           track through the creation of a major individ-
                                                           ual project. The project will be written and
                                                           must also be presented for assessment to a
                                                           panel of faculty members.
                                                           Prerequisite: Permission from the Academic Dean

                      CIS410        Advanced Data                                and continues with management operations
                                    Structures and                               and access to the physical layer. The course also
                                    Algorithm Analysis        3 Credits          looks at 802.11 on various operating systems
                      A survey of elementary data types and static               and wireless security.
                      and dynamic data structures, with a study of               Prerequisite: CIS303
                      alternative representations and the algorithms
                      used to manipulate each. The Java language                 CIS420        Advanced Routing            3 Credits
                      will be used in the implementation of various              This course is the first of four CCNP-oriented
                      projects.                                                  courses, after which the student is prepared to
                      Prerequisite: CIS345                                       take the Cisco CCNP BSCI certification
                                                                                 exam. Course content includes scaling IP net-
                      CIS411        Cyber Ethics              3 Credits          works using VLSM, private IP addressing, and
                      Cyber ethics refers to the study of moral, legal,          NAT; optimizing IP address utilization; inter-
                      and social issues involving computer and net-              mediate level configuration of routing
                      work technology. This course addresses the                 protocols including RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-
                      ethical roles and responsibilities of computer             IS, and BGP routing protocols; techniques
                      professionals. Privacy, security, intellectual             used for route filtering and route redistribu-
                      property rights, and cyber-related crimes will             tion.
                      be discussed, along with the problems of regu-             Prerequisite: CIS170 or CCNA certification or CIS330
                      lating commerce and speech in cyberspace.
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                       CIS423        Remote Access               3 Credits
                                                                                 This is the second of four CCNP-oriented
                      CIS412        Computer Hacking          3 Credits          courses. The course presents information per-
                      Network security professionals need to under-              taining to building networks that have remote
                      stand the types of attacks that may be directed            access. Topics covered include implementation
                      against their system in order to assess risks and          of Cisco routers in WAN applications; selec-
                      prioritize defense measures. This course exam-             tion and implementation of the appropriate
                      ines how hackers gather information about                  Cisco IOS services required to build intranet
                      systems and networks and the vulnerabilities of            remote access links; WAN technologies
                      various operating systems. This course also                including analog dialup, ISDN BRI and PRI,
                      explores entry points to the network, how                  FrameRelay, broadband, and VPN.
                      hackers exploit vulnerabilities in firewalls and           Prerequisite: CIS170 or CCNA certification or CIS330
                      network devices, and how hackers mount DoS
Course Descriptions

                      (Denial of Service) attacks.                               CIS425        Advanced Switching          3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: CIS303 and CIS411                            This is the third of four CCNP-oriented
                                                                                 courses, after which the student is prepared to
                      CIS413        Hacking Defenses          3 Credits          take the Cisco CCNP BCMSN certification
                      This course examines the tools and techniques              exam. Course content pertains to the deploy-
                      for protecting systems against hacking attacks.            ment of state-of-the-art campus LANs and
                      Multifunctional tools such as Netcat, the X                selection and implementation of appropriate
                      Windows Operating system and Cygwin are                    Cisco IOS services to build reliable scalable
                      examined. Port scanners and auditing tools are             multilayer-switched LANs. Topics covered
                      used to audit systems on the network, while                include VLANs, VTP, STP, inter-VLAN
                      port redirection, port sniffers, and wireless tools        routing, and multilayer switching: redundancy,
                      are used to audit the network itself. Tools used           Cisco AVVID solutions, QoS issues, campus
                      in forensics and incident response will be intro-          LAN security, and emerging transparent LAN
                      duced.                                                     services.
                      Prerequisite: CIS412                                       Prerequisite: CIS170 or CCNA certification or CIS330
                      CIS414        Wireless Networking       3 Credits          CIS430        Internetworking             3 Credits
                      IEEE 802.11 is the data link layer (Layer 2)               This is the last of four CCNP-oriented cours-
                      standard for wireless networking. This course              es. This course covers the techniques and
                      starts with an overview of wireless MAC                    methodologies for developing network support
                      (Media Access Control) and framing issues

and troubleshooting skills. Topics covered                Investigative research, critical thinking, and
include documenting and baselining a net-                 practical application should prime considera-
work; troubleshooting methodologies and                   tions for the Academic Chair or Advisor on
tools; troubleshooting network problems at                reaching an agreement regarding the structure
Layers 1 to 7.                                            and direction of the practicum. The Academic
Prerequisites: CIS420 and CIS425                          Chair or Practicum Advisor reserves the right
                                                          to announce minimum courses requirements
CIS440        Malware: Analyzing
              Malicious Code            3 Credits         within each IT concentration. Each practicum
Malware is a generic term to describe various             is an individualized research project that will
classes of malicious code such as viruses,                culminate in a final presentation.
                                                          Prerequisite: CIS390
worms, backdoors, Trojan Horses, and rootkits.
The large number of variations of each type
makes it impossible to examine every instance             Communications
of malware. This course looks at the underlying
principles of how these pieces of code work               COM100        Survey of Mass
and how they attack a network. This course                              Communications          3 Credits
will include a detailed examination of specific           All major forms of mass media are discussed in
tools used to attack a network, how the tools             this course. Students are introduced to the
work, and how to defend the network against               place and responsibilities of the mass media —
attacks. Security conscious network profes-               print, electronic, persuasive — and their roles
sionals armed with an understanding of how                in the United States and the global communi-
the code works, regardless of the particular              ty. Media law and ethics are also introduced.
variation, will be able to recognize, analyze, and        This course includes observation or hands-on
craft a defense against network attacks from              practice in a professional on- or off-campus
malware.                                                  setting.
Prerequisites: CIS330 and CIS365
                                                          COM105        Foundations of Corporate
CIS450        Network Security          3 Credits                       Communications         3 Credits
This course provides the essential concepts and           A foundation course for the communications
methods for network security. Topics covered              Bachelor’s concentration in corporate commu-
include physical/logical security and different           nications, this course gives students an
methods of implementing both, and data                    understanding of the interrelationship between

                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
encryption/decryption. A survey of commer-                communications practitioners and the corpo-
cial products to implement firewalls is also              rate environment. Emphasis is placed on
included.                                                 different types of organizations that need com-
Prerequisite: CIS135                                      munications specialists, functions of
                                                          communications specialists within specific
CIS490        I.T. Project                                organizations, and how those roles differ from
              Management                3 Credits         those of communications practitioners outside
This course provides a practical and theoretical          of the corporate environment.
foundation for program and project manage-
ment. The course includes use of the Critical             COM110        Basic Photography       3 Credits
Path Method (CPM) for planning, use of                    A basic photography course designed to give
computer for project management, cost-effec-              students proficiency in picture taking with
tiveness analysis, and resource management for            emphasis on light, color composition, dark-
the project. The project management tools are             room techniques, and computer manipulation.
surveyed, and computers are used to solve proj-           Students taking this course are required to pro-
ect-related problems.                                     vide their own 35mm camera, film, and
Prerequisite: CIS390                                      developing paper.
CIS495        I.T. Practicum            3 Credits
The Information Technology (IT) practicum is
individually designed for students to complete
a research project in Computer Information
Systems, in their field of major concentration.

                      COM130        Public Relations         3 Credits         COM220       Journalism I              3 Credits
                      This course studies current practices and prob-          This course is an introduction to journalism,
                      lems in the field of public relations. Emphasis          including the elements of news, the style and
                      is given to communication and publicity tech-            structure of news stories, news gathering
                      niques. Releases are written and promotional             methods, copyrighting and editing, and report-
                      campaigns developed. Actual releases prepared            ing.
                      by professional organizations are analyzed. The          Prerequisite: ENG100
                      class prepares for a campaign on some com-
                                                                               COM225       Writing for Public
                      mercial, educational, or community event that                         Relations                 3 Credits
                      is currently taking place. The importance of             This is an advanced public relations course that
                      internal as well as external public relations is         focuses on the actual preparation and writing
                      considered. Additional time outside the class-           involved in public relations practices rather
                      room is required to complete projects.                   than the general theory of public relations. The
                      COM200        Technical Writing        3 Credits         course is writing-intensive and is designed to
                      This is a writing course designed to develop             give the student hands-on experience in the
                      writing skills specifically for technical docu-          various types of writing required of public rela-
                      ments, such as instructions and process                  tions practitioners, plus give students a
                      analysis, and for written and oral business              portfolio of sample writings. Students will
                      reports.                                                 additionally participate in mock exercises test-
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                     ing their writing skills under pressure.
                                                                               Prerequisite: COM130
                      COM205        Cases in
                                    Public Relations         3 Credits         COM230       Desktop Publishing I      3 Credits
                      This is an advanced public relations course that         Provides the already computer-literate student
                      focuses on how organizations, both private and           with opportunities to explore the publication
                      government, deal with public relations issues.           process through the personal computer
                      The course will examine real-life public rela-           domain. From introduction of desktop pub-
                      tions issues that face organizations and how             lishing concepts to printing, binding, and
                      those organizations dealt with the particular            finishing, this course offers training and expe-
                      public relations issues.                                 rience in page design and layout, text
                      Prerequisite: COM130                                     enhancement, graphic enhancement, and
                                                                               application assembly for finished-product, pro-
Course Descriptions

                      COM210        Contemporary
                                                                               fessional publications. Additional time outside
                                    Media Issues             3 Credits
                                                                               class is needed to complete projects.
                      This course continues the in-depth study of
                      mass media and its effects upon audiences.               COM235       Management
                      Students will discover the importance of com-                         Proposal Writing          3 Credits
                      munications research, the news process, and              This course is a comprehensive approach to the
                      international mass communications, as well as            development of business proposal and persua-
                      the political, ethical, and legal issues of mass         sive writing. The course develops strategies for
                      media.                                                   collecting business and situational information,
                      Prerequisite: COM100                                     visualizing complex situations, and identifying
                                                                               the proper boundaries for identifying solutions.
                      COM215        Communications Ethics 3 Credits
                                                                               Case study examples help illustrate the propos-
                      This course provides an in-depth analysis of
                                                                               al writing process, including budget
                      the principles and concepts involved in the
                                                                               development, proposal composition, editing,
                      ethics of communications practitioners.
                                                                               and revisions.
                      Emphasis is placed on the development of                 Prerequisite: ENG200
                      decision-making skills as they apply to practi-
                      cal ethical issues in the communications field.          COM240       News Editing
                      Topics covered include truth and objectivity,                         and Design                3 Credits
                      ethical responsibility to the public, and ethical        This course introduces students to the funda-
                      boundaries in media coverage.                            mentals of editing print and electronic news
                      Prerequisite: PHI105                                     writing. Topics covered include an overview of

grammar, journalistic style, basic proofreading          styles of photography are discussed, along with
techniques, editing for content, and editing for         specific photographers who impacted the field.
design. Responsibilities of editors in news              The historical aspect of photography is viewed
organizations are also discussed. Students in            within the greater context of modern technol-
this course are required to contribute to The            ogy and issues surrounding the use of
Knightline, Central Penn’s student-run news-             photography today.
paper, as copy editors.                                  Prerequisite: ENG200
Prerequisite: COM220
                                                         COM320        Journalism II             3 Credits
COM245       Opinion Writing           3 Credits         A second-level journalism course which builds
This course profiles for students the methods            on the basic news reporting and writing skills
of writing opinion for print. Topics discussed           developed in Journalism I.
include the ethics and responsibilities of opin-         Prerequisite: COM220
ion writers, specific types of editorials, AP
                                                         COM330        Desktop Publishing II     3 Credits
style, and how to submit columns for publica-
                                                         Students apply skills learned in Desktop
tion. Students will write a variety of opinion
                                                         Publishing I and related courses in the plan-
pieces, including a personal opinion column, a
                                                         ning, implementation, and completion of at
critical review, and a humor column. Students
                                                         least one major project. Additional time out-
are required to submit one writing assignment
                                                         side class is needed to complete projects.
for publication in a professional periodical.            Prerequisite: COM230
Prerequisite: COM220
                                                         COM335        The Media and Society 3 Credits
COM260       Sports Broadcasting       3 Credits
                                                         In this course, students will look critically at
Students build upon knowledge of basic jour-
                                                         media messages and meanings for deeper
nalism writing and develop specialized writing
                                                         understanding of values that both shape and
and announcing skills in reporting on sports.
                                                         reflect our culture and cultures abroad. Media,
Emphasis is on both writing and producing
                                                         in its various forms, are discussed, along with
electronic coverage of live sports events.
Prerequisite: COM320
                                                         cultural icons and media effects theories.
                                                         Students will learn to conduct basic social sci-
COM300       Advertising                                 ence research and will study the effects of
             Applications              3 Credits         media on a specific group of people.
The application of persuasive media techniques           Prerequisite: ENG200

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
to actual business situations. Attention is given
                                                         COM340        Communications Law        3 Credits
to the organization of ideas, preparation of copy
for all types of media, evaluation of methods and        This is an advanced public course that explores
results, and budgeting. Students taking this             the many legal issues, liberties, and restraints
course will be required to participate in media-         that face the media today, not only as it pertains
related campus events and activities.                    to First Amendment issues, but also other
Prerequisites: BUS250 and COM130                         issues, such as libel, commercial speech,
                                                         obscenity, and indecency, as well as access to
COM305       Media Relations           3 Credits         public sources of information.
This course is designed to give students an in-          Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
depth look at the interrelationship between the
                                                         COM345        Media and Politics        3 Credits
media and other organizations. Topics discussed
include effective ways for corporate communica-          Students evaluate the relationship between the
tions practitioners to interact with the media,          media and political candidates during election
problems that may arise between the media and            years and whether the media is truly an impar-
private industry, and methods of resolving such          tial reporter of the facts.
                                                         Prerequisite: COM130
problems. Specific case studies will be analyzed.
Prerequisite: COM220                                     COM355        Broadcast Writing         3 Credits
COM315       Photography: An
                                                         Students build upon knowledge of basic jour-
             Historical Approach       3 Credits         nalism writing and develop specialized
In this course, students are exposed to the his-         broadcast writing skills for television, radio,
tory and development of photography, both its            and other media markets.
                                                         Prerequisite: COM320
technology and social implications. Specific
                      COM360       Television and                             COM400       Selected Topics in
                                   Screen Writing           3 Credits                      Communications              3 Credits
                      Students build upon earlier journalism skills by        The topic of this course is determined during
                      learning how to create a script for both televi-        the academic term that it is offered. This topic
                      sion and motion picture, from the earliest              will relate to a specific area of mass communi-
                      stages of developing the concept to the mar-            cations and/or a current event related to the
                      keting of the finished product.                         media. Students will use their writing and
                      Prerequisite: COM220                                    research skills, along with their knowledge of
                                                                              the field of communications, to participate in
                      COM365       Media During War         3 Credits
                                                                              this course.
                      Students learn about the changing relationship          Prerequisite: COM320
                      between the news media and the government
                      during times of war and how each side seeks to          COM405       Crisis Communications 3 Credits
                      control the news.                                       This course introduces students to how com-
                      Prerequisites: COM130 and COM220                        munications practitioners handle crisis
                                                                              situations in the corporate setting. Attention is
                      COM370       Public Opinion
                                   and Political                              given to crisis management plans, legal issues
                                   Communications           3 Credits         surrounding crisis communications, ethics in
                      This course examines public opinion polling as          handling crisis situations, and a corporation’s
                      it relates to political communications. The             responsibility to its public. Specific case studies
                      course will examine how polls are used in polit-        will be analyzed.
                                                                              Prerequisite: COM340
                      ical campaigns and also later as a tool for
                      politicians for engineering political consensus         COM410       Media Events Planning 3 Credits
                      on issues. The course will include a discussion         This course is designed to provide students
                      of polling methodologies.                               with the practical concepts needed to coordi-
                      Prerequisites: COM130 and MTH200                        nate media events. Topics discussed include
                      COM375       Political Speechwriting 3 Credits          different types of events, the role of media at
                      Students learn the role and importance of               these events, and the specific functions of the
                      Presidential speechwriters, review the style of         communications specialist who is coordinating
                      different Presidential speeches prepared by             the event. Students will end the term with a
                      speechwriters, and write their own Presidential         culminating project of coordinating an actual
                      speeches during mock elections.                         media event for a client either internal or exter-
Course Descriptions

                      Prerequisites: COM130, COM220, and ENG110               nal to the college.
                                                                              Prerequisite: COM130
                      COM380       Interpersonal
                                   Communications           3 Credits         COM415       Communications
                      This course introduces students to the dynam-                        Technologies                3 Credits
                      ics of interpersonal communications for the             This course emphasizes technology used in the
                      purpose of building communication skills in             field of corporate communications. Topics
                      both the workplace and in their personal lives.         include the Internet, teleconferencing, media
                      Emphasis is placed on perceptions, emotions,            technology, and future technology advances.
                      listening techniques, language, conflict resolu-        Students will learn about specific technology
                      tion, and culture.                                      and how it relates to practical uses in corporate
                      Prerequisite: ENG100                                    communications.
                                                                              Prerequisite: COM305

COM420       Projects in Corporate                         COM440       Lobbying                   3 Credits
             Communications              3 Credits         This is an advanced course that explores the
This capstone course synthesizes the principles            history and modern techniques of lobbying of
taught in lower-level corporate communica-                 federal and state legislatures and regulatory
tions classes. Students will apply their                   agencies by special interest groups and by other
knowledge to a communications project or                   government agencies.
projects for clients either internal or external to        Prerequisite: COM130 or COM340
the college. This course will culminate in a
                                                           COM445       Political Fundraising and
campus-wide presentation of the project and
the eventual implementation of the project for                          Finance Law              3 Credits
the client.                                                This is an advanced studies course exploring
Prerequisites: COM215 and COM410
                                                           federal and state law regarding campaign
COM425       Fundraising and                               financing, the rise of political action commit-
             Grant Writing               3 Credits         tees, and effective methods for generating
In this course, students are introduced to the             election funds.
process of raising funds for various types of              Prerequisites: COM130 and COM340
non-political organizations as it relates to the
                                                           COM450       Propaganda and Policy 3 Credits
responsibilities of communications practition-
                                                           Students will study historical use of propagan-
ers. Students will analyze past capital
                                                           da by the U.S. government and other
campaigns for effectiveness and then apply
                                                           governments in influencing the public and the
their observations by designing, implementing,
                                                           current governmental efforts at propaganda.
and evaluating their own mock capital cam-
                                                           Students will also analyze methods and mes-
paign. Students are also introduced to the
                                                           sages by non-governmental groups to influence
fundamentals of writing grant proposals as a
                                                           the public.
component of raising funds for organizations.              Prerequisite: COM130
Prerequisites: COM130 and COM305

COM430       Communications
             for Nonprofit                                 Criminal Justice
             Organizations               3 Credits
                                                           CRI100       Criminal Justice           3 Credits
This course builds on students’ communica-
                                                           This course is an introduction to the criminal
tions skills by introducing them to the practice
                                                           justice system and its role in society. The course

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
of communications specifically for nonprofit
                                                           will heavily relate current events and trends to
organizations. Topics covered include the dif-
                                                           the theoretical introduction to criminal justice
ferences between nonprofit and for-profit
                                                           concepts and terms. A specific focus of the
institutions, community partnerships, advertis-
                                                           course involves career paths and areas of spe-
ing and public service announcements,
                                                           cialization within law enforcement, the court
communications strategies, responsibilities of
                                                           system, and corrections.
spokespeople, and crisis management.
Students will design and evaluate a communi-               CRI135       Corrections I              3 Credits
cations plan as part of their learning experience          This course examines the role of corrections in
in this course.                                            the criminal justice system focusing on histor-
Prerequisites: COM130 and COM340                           ical developments, punishment, rehabilitation,
                                                           sentencing, deterrence, and the operation of
COM435       Campaign Advertising
             and Promotion        3 Credits                prisons. Also included is the study of interme-
This is an advanced course in political commu-             diate punishment, parole, and community
nications that examines the strategies,                    corrections programs.
techniques, design, and impact of paid political           CRI225       Juvenile Justice:
communications. It will focus on the role of                            Alternatives to
political advertising in a campaign, including                          Incarceration              3 Credits
radio, direct mail, and print, as well as televi-          This course is an analysis of the juvenile justice
sion.                                                      system as it relates to the disposition of cases
Prerequisite: COM300                                       involving the juvenile offender, including a
                                                           comparative analysis with the adult process.

                      An in-depth examination of the role of juvenile                 CRI301        Fraud Investigation      3 Credits
                      probation as a means of punishment and/or                       This course provides an examination of exist-
                      rehabilitation of a criminal offender in the                    ing and emerging, “e-crimes” (i.e., economic
                      juvenile system. Alternatives to incarceration                  and electronic), identity theft, Internet, credit
                      will be studied to include all intermediate sanc-               card and check fraud, as well as the basics of
                      tions presently utilized by juvenile and adult                  protecting an organization’s digital assets. The
                      probation/parole agencies.                                      course will focus on government/private indus-
                                                                                      try methodology to detect, investigate, and
                      CRI235         Drug Enforcement I           3 Credits           prevent such crimes. A specialized course focus
                      This course studies the use and abuse of illegal                includes counterfeit negotiable instruments
                      drugs in America, including the methods of                      and debit card fraud.
                      detection, apprehension and penalties for users                 Prerequisite: CRI100
                      and suppliers, and the confiscation and preser-
                      vation of drug evidence. Special emphasis will                  CRI305        Forensic Science I       3 Credits
                      be placed on the techniques for surveillance,                   This course is a study of the professional disci-
                      undercover operations, criminal apprehensions,                  pline that involves the scientific analysis of
                      and prosecutions.                                               crime scene evidence. Areas of specialized
                                                                                      focus include the role and scope of the forensic
                      CRI245         Criminal Investigation 3 Credits                 laboratory, an overview of forensic science sub-
                      This course is a study of the techniques and                    disciplines, and an examination of
                      theories of criminal investigations, including                  medico-legal jurisprudence.
                      interviewing witnesses, suspects, and victims,                  Prerequisite: CRI330
                      collecting and preserving evidence, and prepar-
                      ing cases for trial. Coverage includes                          CRI310        Criminal Profiling:
                      investigation on the World Wide Web using                                     Policy and Practice      3 Credits
                      Central Penn’s Internet connection.                             This course deals with the examination of
                      Prerequisite: CRI100                                            offender “profiling.” The course will cut
                                                                                      through the confusion and misunderstandings
                      CRI290         Criminal Justice                                 regarding the “art of profiling” by providing
                                     Transfer Credit              3 Credits           detailed original and scientific research meth-
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                     ods that examine the variations in criminal
                      credit for a course transferred from another                    behavior from which any “profile” is derived.
                      college or university. No courses above the 200                 Particular types of crimes will be studied via
Course Descriptions

                      level will be accepted. This course is available                offender topologies and profiles derived from
                      only when the student has taken a class not                     these topologies.
                      offered by Central Penn.                                        Prerequisite: CRI245
                      CRI295         Act 120 Police                                   CRI312        Investigative Report
                                     Recruit Academy             12 Credits                         Writing                  3 Credits
                      The Act 120 Police Recruit Academy provides                     This course focuses on the theoretical and
                      for 750 hours of theoretical and experiential                   practical methods of written documentation in
                      education designed to provide the student with                  the investigative process. Specific emphasis will
                      the knowledge and skills required to be certi-                  be placed on field note-taking, narrative report
                      fied as a municipal police officer in the                       writing, and the completion of specialized
                      Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Curriculum                        reports including affidavits of probable cause
                      material, didactic skills, and standards of per-                and arrest and search warrants. The course will
                      formance for successful completion of this                      also examine investigation reports, writing
                      program are prescribed by the Pennsylvania                      concepts for probation, corrections, and other
                      Municipal Police Officers Education and                         criminal related investigations in anticipation
                      Training Commission.                                            of prosecution.
                      Prerequisite: Successful attainment of senior-level aca-        Prerequisites: CRI245, ENG100, and ENG200
                      demic status and must be 21 years of age prior to
                      completing the Academy

CRI315        Advanced Issues in                         CRI365        Legal Aspects of
              Evidence                 3 Credits                       Cyber Security            3 Credits
This course will build on the concepts covered           The course is primarily designed as a survey of
in LGS210 Evidence, including constitutional             the legal issues surrounding the use of the
issues, relevance, competency, hearsay, and              Internet. Coverage includes origins of the
privilege. The course will cover issues of evi-          Internet, criminal aspects of cyberspace, tort
dence as they relate to the role of the criminal         liability, and privacy issues. The course also
justice professional in preparation of cases with        includes a critical examination of intellectual
emphasis on effective courtroom testimony                property, online business concerns, and child
through a complete knowledge of the substan-             online protection.
tive and procedural laws of evidence.
Prerequisite: LGS210                                     CRI375        Terrorism                 3 Credits
                                                         This course will explore the continuing phe-
CRI321        Police Operations        3 Credits         nomena of organized extremism in America
This course is a study of the development,               and around the world. The origins of modern
organization, and function of contemporary               terrorism (international as well as domestic)
law enforcement agencies. This course also               will be explored. The histories, philosophies,
covers police-community relations, police deci-          activities, and recruiting methods and tactics of
sion-making, and concepts in police practice             such groups will be reviewed. Methods to
and administration. This will consider the               counter terrorism and the role of the
examination, design, and organization of a               Department of Homeland Security will also be
police department to include identifying patrol          explored.
zones, manpower, budget, scheduling, and
equipment projections. Special emphasis will             CRI380        Psychology of the
                                                                       Criminal                  3 Credits
focus on the constitutional, theoretical, and
practical aspects of use of force in law enforce-        This course is a study of the contribution of
ment.                                                    psychology to our understanding of criminals
Prerequisite: CRI100                                     and their behavior. The course will analyze var-
                                                         ious types of criminals in regard to their early
CRI325        Death Investigation I    3 Credits         childhood backgrounds, traits, and characteris-
This course is a study of forensic death investi-        tics (biological, sociological, and psychological)
gations. Areas of specialized focus include the          in context to a particular type of crime.
causes, manners, and mechanisms of both nat-             Emphasis will be placed on psychopathy, sexu-

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
ural and unnatural deaths, scene investigations,         al sadism, and mental disorders, and the
pertinent legal considerations, and methods              appraisal of theoretical criminology in evalua-
germane to equivocal death determinations.               tion of known criminal offenders.
Prerequisite: CRI330                                     Prerequisite: PSY100
CRI330        Criminalistics           3 Credits         CRI390        Criminal Justice
This course is the hands-on study of the iden-                         Administration
tification, collection, preservation, and                              Transfer Credit           3 Credits
comparative or forensic analysis of physical             This course is used only as a way to accept
criminal evidence. The course focuses on crime           credit for an upper-level course transferred
scene documentation, development and analy-              from another college or university. No courses
sis of fingerprint evidence, blood spatter and           below the 300 level will be accepted. This
physiological evidence, hair and fiber evidence,         course is available only when the student has
ballistics, fire scene evidence, and narcotics.          taken a class not offered by Central Penn.
Scientific laboratory analysis methodology is
                                                         CRI416        Crisis Management         3 Credits
also presented.
Prerequisite: CRI245 or LGS170 or LGS210 or
                                                         This course will explore the realm of crisis
LGS265                                                   intervention from the basics of defusing anger
                                                         to the complex issues of hostage negotiations
                                                         and hostage survival. De-escalation skills will
                                                         be taught and practiced at all levels of the cri-
                                                         sis continuum. This course will examine the

                      many factors that lead to confrontations and              CRI445         Probation and Parole
                      the techniques and pitfalls of managing                                  Casework Management 3 Credits
                      aggression.                                               This course is an in-depth examination of the
                      Prerequisite: CRI100                                      major aspects of probation and parole, with an
                                                                                emphasis on the techniques used to deter
                      CRI420        Correctional                                recidivism of the criminal offender. Emphasis
                                    Management                3 Credits
                                                                                of this course includes presentence investiga-
                      This course is an advanced study of correction-
                                                                                tion, rehabilitative theory, problems with
                      al institutions and facilities focusing upon
                                                                                parolee reintegration, and concepts of interme-
                      management, operations, and administration.
                                                                                diate punishment.
                      This course will focus on recent research, pro-           Prerequisite: CRI225
                      grams, contemporary topics such as sex in
                      prison, prison contraband markets, privatiza-             CRI447         Forensic Photography         3 Credits
                      tion, policy development, prison social                   This course provides a hands-on survey of
                      structure, and the latest Supreme Court deci-             photographic and digital imaging systems uti-
                      sions pertaining to institutional corrections.            lized in forensic investigation. A course focus
                      Prerequisite: CRI135                                      includes the techniques and methodology for
                                                                                photographic documentation of evidence for
                      CRI422        Sex Crimes and
                                                                                use in criminal prosecution. Emphasis will be
                                    Rehabilitation            3 Credits
                                                                                placed on the digital logging and management
                      This course is an in-depth examination of the
                                                                                of images, photography for specific types of
                      major aspects of sexual offenses and rehabilita-
                                                                                evidence, and manipulation of imaging devices
                      tion theories, with an emphasis on deviance,
                                                                                and software.
                      sexual abuse, and pedophilia in relationship to
                                                                                Prerequisite: LGS210
                      the criminal offender. Students will examine
                      and evaluate different treatment and rehabili-            CRI450         Criminal Justice
                      tation strategies and their respective                                   Independent Study            3 Credits
                      application to various offender profiles.                 The Independent Study course is an independ-
                      Prerequisite: CRI310 or CRI380                            ent study program, which encourages students
                                                                                to explore aspects of their major beyond the
                      CRI431        Police Administration     3 Credits
                                                                                required courses by working on a project
                      This course involves a study of police manage-
                                                                                approved by the advising instructor. Working
                      ment as it relates to the functions and activities
                                                                                with an advising instructor in their major, stu-
Course Descriptions

                      of a police department. While organizational
                                                                                dents develop a research topic and plan, carry
                      structure is examined, emphasis will be on
                                                                                out that research, and produce a project (thesis,
                      police management and the associated con-
                                                                                multimedia presentation, video, etc.) which
                      temporary theories, policy development/
                                                                                demonstrates academic excellence. Projects
                      implementation, and community policing.
                                                                                will then be presented formally to the advisor.
                      This course will include an appraisal, compari-
                                                                                It is the student’s responsibility to plan and
                      son and contrast, of the management
                                                                                develop the project, report weekly to the facul-
                      techniques and operational policies/procedures
                                                                                ty advisor, and to develop the final presentation
                      of an existing police agency.
                                                                                of the individual project. Only those individu-
                      Prerequisite: CRI321
                                                                                als who have shown course completion with a
                      CRI436        Security Management       3 Credits         3.5 GPA or higher, and deemed by the faculty
                      This course explores the various aspects of the           advisor as a good candidate due to her/his
                      corporate security profession. Specific areas to          independent working skills, will be allowed to
                      be addressed include legal theory, standards of           enroll in this course.
                      protection, organizational management, opera-             Prerequisite: Completion of all lower-level department
                      tional administration, technology, and                    courses and student is in the last three terms of study
                      investigative protocols. Subjects of special
                      study will include corporate espionage, risk
                      management, threat assessment, crisis manage-
                      ment, and professional development.
                      Prerequisite: HSM110

CRI452        Advanced Crime Scene                       English
              Investigation        4 Credits
This course is an advanced study of crime                ENG015       College Writing Skills    3 Credits
scene investigation with an academic focus               This course teaches fundamental grammar,
upon the core competencies associated with               punctuation, and writing skills to under-pre-
the identification, collection, preservation, and        pared students in order to prepare students for
comparative examination of physical evidence             college and professional writing. Students are
or the results of scientific analyses conducted          placed in ENG015 based upon Compass
upon forensic specimens. Students will be                Placement Exam test scores. A grade of a “C”
required to work with complex scenario-based             or higher must be achieved to pass before
practical labs and demonstrate a thorough                enrolling in ENG100 English Composition I.
understanding of criminal investigation, rela-           See Admissions Information/Standardized
tive bodies of law, crime scene investigation,           Testing After Admission
and those procedures and practices germane to            ENG100       English Composition I 3 Credits
forensic criminalistics.                                 This course applies the concepts of grammar
Prerequisite: CRI330
                                                         usage, sentence structure, and punctuation to
CRI465        Forensic Anthropology 3 Credits            the writing of paragraphs, essays, and research
This course involves the study of the scientific         papers. A grade of “C” or higher must be
discipline that applies the methods of physical          achieved to pass this course.
anthropology and archeology to the collection            Prerequisite: ENG015 or passing Compass Placement
and analysis of legal evidence. Areas of special-        Exam
ized focus include the identification,                   ENG110       Oral Communications 3 Credits
excavation, and recovery of skeletonized                 A course designed to develop effective formal
remains at crime scenes. Additional topics sub-          and informal speaking skills as well as listening
ject to instruction and discussion include a             skills. Students convey knowledge of topics by
comprehensive review of human osteology,                 using proper techniques of speech based on
skeletal trauma, and taphonomy.                          research and preparation. Emphasis on public
Prerequisite: ALH120                                     speaking experience is placed on three aspects
CRI475        Forensic Pathology       3 Credits         of speaking: adherence to purpose, organiza-
This course involves a study of the branch of            tion of material, and practice of professional
medicine that applies the principles and                 presentation. Students gain experience through

                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
knowledge of the medical sciences to the many            a variety of speaking experiences and are
legal issues within the field of law. Emphasis           required to attend a speaker series or the
will be placed on cause and time of death                Common Hour events.
determinations, identification of unidentified           ENG200       English Composition II 3 Credits
deceased, evidence collection, and the docu-             This course applies cognitive reasoning and
mentation of contributory injuries and diseases          written communication skills to the analysis
relative to the death of the deceased.                   and exposition of literary texts.
Prerequisite: BIO100                                     Prerequisite: ENG100

                                                         ENG215       Persuasive Speaking       3 Credits
Digital Arts                                             This course will provide students with oral
DGA110        Digital Photography      3 Credits         communications instruction specific to persua-
This course introduces students to the basic             sive speaking. Emphasis is placed on creating
concepts of digital photography. Emphasis is             and refining persuasive speaking techniques,
placed on capture and composition, digital               researching and organizing speeches, and ana-
editing and manipulation, and framing.                   lyzing persuasive speeches. Substantial class
Students will gain knowledge about digital               time is devoted to students’ own persuasive
technology and its relationship to traditional           presentations.
                                                         Prerequisite: ENG100
photography. Students must provide their own
digital camera to participate in this course.

                      ENG220        Business                                    ENG310        Selected Topics in
                                    Communications            3 Credits                       Literature                 3 Credits
                      This course is designed to help students com-             The topic of this course is determined during
                      municate effectively in a variety of business             the academic term that it is offered. This topic
                      situations. The planning, organizing, and writ-           will relate to a specific area of literature and/or
                      ing of business communications are covered                an intensive study of the life and works of one
                      such as proposals, memos, email, reports, oral            particular author. Students will use their writing
                      presentations, and resumes. Students will learn           and research skills to participate in this course.
                      to analyze business situations to determine the           Prerequisite: ENG200
                      proper communications response in good
                                                                                ENG315        The Bible as Literature 3 Credits
                      news, bad news, and persuasive scenarios.
                                                                                This course examines the biblical text in terms
                      Ethical behavior and intercultural communica-
                                                                                of literary analysis. Specific areas of focus
                      tions are examined. The fundamentals of
                                                                                include prose, poetry, rhetorical devices,
                      proper business writing, usage of grammar, for-
                                                                                authorship, theme, tone, and style. Emphasis is
                      mat, style, and layout of business documents
                                                                                placed on the historical context in which each
                      are presented.
                      Prerequisites: ENG200
                                                                                book was written and the social forces impact-
                                                                                ing the style of writing during that time.
                      ENG250        English and Literature                      Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
                                    Transfer Credit        3 Credits
                                                                                ENG320        Greek Literature           3 Credits
                      This course is used only as a way to accept
                      credit for a course transferred from another              Students will read and analyze Ancient Greek
                      college or university. No courses above the 200           Literature, excluding philosophy. The course
                      level will be accepted. This course is available          will focus on Greek plays, epic poems, and
                      only when the student has taken a class not               other literature produced during that time
                      offered by Central Penn.                                  period.
                                                                                Prerequisite: ENG200
                      ENG300        Creative Writing          3 Credits
                                                                                ENG390        Upper-Level
                      An intensive writing course where students will                         English & Literature
                      read and analyze the works of published                                 Transfer Credit            3 Credits
                      authors and then produce their own creative               This course is used only as a way to accept
                      material. All creative material will be work              credit for a course transferred from another
                      shopped in class by students with the professor           college or university. This course is available
Course Descriptions

                      directing the discussion. Class size will be small        only when the student has taken a class not
                      to encourage the free flow of ideas and criti-            offered by Central Penn.
                      cism regarding student work. The genres
                      within which students will write are poetry, fic-         ENG400        Great American Novels 3 Credits
                      tion, and creative nonfiction.                            This course is designed to expose students to
                      Prerequisite: “C“ or better in ENG200                     traditionally defined “great works” of American
                                                                                Literature. Authors          studied    include
                      ENG305        The Modern Short                            Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Salinger,
                                    Story                     3 Credits
                                                                                Lee, and Conrad. Contributions to the canon
                      This course will be an intensive study of mod-
                                                                                of American Literature will be discussed.
                      ern literary short story. Students will gain an           Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
                      increased appreciation of the arts and an
                      understanding of the human experience                     ENG405        War Literature             3 Credits
                      through the study of literature. Building on the          In this course, students will study a variety of
                      foundation of literary analysis developed in              selected war literature (poetry, drama, short
                      English Composition II, students will write               story, novel, personal memoir, nonfiction and
                      essays on numerous stories—examining theme,               film) to examine how writers shaped the expe-
                      plot, and structure. Typical writers studied are          riences of war. Students will also distinguish
                      Crane, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce,                      between the different purposes of the literature
                      O’Connor, Cheever, and Carver.                            and the effect it had at the time it was written
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                      and the effect it still has today.
                                                                                Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher
                                                                                History course

ENG410       American Literature                         interaction of physical and human phenomena
             1830-1865: American                         at individual places and how those interactions
             Renaissance &                               form patterns and organize space. It includes
             Romanticism               3 Credits         topics in physical geography, human geogra-
This course is designed to acquaint students             phy, and cultural geography.
with the central texts, writers, and ideas of the
American Renaissance. Writers studied                    GEO200       Geography of the
defined the shape and purpose of American                             Eastern Hemisphere        3 Credits
Literature, as it came to distinguish itself from        This is an in-depth study providing the student
British and other European literature.                   with familiarization of those areas most visited
Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher        by business persons and tourists in the Eastern
History course                                           Hemisphere. Particular emphasis is placed on
                                                         locations, physical geography, climates, popula-
ENG415       American Literature                         tion diversity, cultures, political and religious
             1865-1900: American
             Realism & Naturalism 3 Credits
                                                         influences, attractions, and environmental
This course is designed to acquaint students             diversity.
with the central texts, writers, and ideas of            GEO205       Geography of the
American Realism & Naturalism. Writers                                Western Hemisphere        3 Credits
studied defined the shape and purpose of                 This is an in-depth study providing the student
American Literature, as it came to distinguish           with familiarization of those areas most visited
itself from British and other European litera-           by business persons and tourists in the Western
ture.                                                    Hemisphere. Particular emphasis is placed on
Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher        locations, physical geography, climates, popula-
History course                                           tion diversity, cultures, political and religious
ENG420       American Literature                         influences, attractions, and environmental
             1900-1945: Literature                       diversity.
             of the Early 20th
                                                         GEO250       Geography Transfer
             Century                   3 Credits
                                                                      Credit                    3 Credits
This course is designed to acquaint students
                                                         This course is used only as a way to accept
with the central texts, writers, and ideas of the
                                                         credit for a course transferred from another
early 20th Century.
                                                         college or university. No courses above the 200
Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher

                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
History course                                           level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                         only when the student has taken a class not
                                                         offered by Central Penn.
GEO100       Cultural Geography        3 Credits         Graphics/Digital Arts
This fundamental course in world cultures
informs students about the non-Western                   GRP100       Principles of Visual
                                                                      Communication             3 Credits
world, cultural differences, geographic issues,
                                                         In this foundation course for the graphic
population trends, and major contributions to
                                                         design program, students gain an understand-
an interdependent global society.
                                                         ing of the evolution of visual communication
GEO105       Global Geography          3 Credits         through historical survey. Emphasis is placed
This is a basic course providing students with a         on the development of visual thinking, the
broad familiarization of those areas of study            translation of abstract concepts into visual
defined by one or more distinctive characteris-          form, symbolism and imagery in design, and
tics of features as to climate, location,                trends in design.
typography, raw materials, language, or eco-
nomic activities. This study includes the

                      GRP105       Elements of                                  forced. The use of a variety of media devices to
                                   Graphic Design             3 Credits         review areas of design such as form, space,
                      This course provides an overview of basic                 mass, shape, texture, and color will be empha-
                      design elements used to create printed materi-            sized. This course will enable students to
                      als, including type, shape, line, negative space,         produce a wide range of designs, based on cur-
                      and texture. Attention is also given to princi-           rent media technology.
                      ples such as balance, unity, repetition, and              Prerequisite: GRP200
                      GRP200       Color Theory               3 Credits         History
                      This course is designed to provide students
                      with an in-depth understanding of color and               HIS100       American Colonization 3 Credits
                      its impact on design. Special attention is given          This course provides an introduction to the
                      to color schemes, the psychological implica-              social, legal, political, and religious situations
                      tions of color, and appropriate uses of color in          that led to the settlement of the North
                      design. Students are also exposed to differences          American continent. Examination of the eco-
                      in color production for print and web graphics.           nomic problems and social encounters with the
                      Lecture and studio techniques will be applied.            native population and the consequences of
                      Prerequisites: GRP100 or GRP105                           those interactions will be explored.
                      GRP250       Print Production           3 Credits         HIS105       Ancient Civilizations      3 Credits
                      This course emphasizes the preparation of                 This course provides a worldwide tour of
                      materials for print production. Specific atten-           ancient kingdoms, empires, and civilizations
                      tion is given to color separations, file formats,         that influenced most of Western society today.
                      file sizes, fonts, and color selection. Students          Topics such as foundations of development,
                      learn to use industry-standard software appli-            governance and political structures, trade and
                      cations to prepare completed projects for                 other economic activities, communication and
                      printing.                                                 interactions with others, and the collapse of the
                      Prerequisites: COM230 and MIP115                          civilization will be discussed.
                      GRP290       Graphic Design                               HIS110       African-American
                                   Applications               3 Credits                      History                    3 Credits
                      The capstone course for the Graphic Design                This course focuses on the fundamental devel-
Course Descriptions

                      program. As a creative team, students produce             opments of Black peoples in America
                      a major graphic design project for a profession-          including slavery and liberation. Periods such as
                      al client using skills learned in previous graphic        the New Negro Movement in the 1920’s to the
                      design classes.                                           Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Movement,
                      Prerequisite: GRP250                                      and African-American Renaissance in the
                                                                                1980’s will be studied.
                      GRP300       Typography                 3 Credits
                      This class prepares the student in identifica-            HIS115       The History of the
                      tion, production, and use of typography. The                           Computer                   3 Credits
                      student studies the classifications of fonts and          This course provides insight into the evolution
                      font families. They study the implications and            of the computer and modern technology.
                      emotional responses triggered by individual               Subjects to be covered include pre-computer
                      fonts as well as effects of individual fonts on           technology, the foundations for development,
                      legibility. The students will also research issues        and the effects of the computer on trade and
                      regarding copyright and legal issues surround-            other economic activities, communication, and
                      ing the art of typography and typesetting.                interactions.
                      GRP305       Dimension in
                                   Graphic Design             3 Credits
                      This course is designed to prepare students to
                      use two-dimensional and three-dimensional
                      design. Students’ past knowledge of proper
                      design and layout techniques will be rein-

HIS220         American History                               the Nazi Party’s rise to power, Hitler’s Final
               1865-1940                     3 Credits        Solution, and world reaction during and after
A study and analysis of life in the United States             the war. Students are encouraged to discuss
during the twentieth century, with particular                 views, research specific areas of interest, and
attention devoted to the social, economic,                    present findings.
technological, and political forces and changes               Prerequisite: ENG200
wrought during that period. Developments
among the United States’ neighbors and in the                 HIS315         Martin Luther King            3 Credits
international arena are also a critical part of this          This course is designed to expose students to
course.                                                       the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King,
                                                              Jr., as one of the great Americans in history.
HIS230         American History                               Students will view a snapshot of history gain-
               Since 1941                    3 Credits        ing an understanding of the cultural, social,
This course is a study and analysis of the histo-             political, and historical aspects of the late
ry of the United States since 1941. Using a                   1960s.
topical approach, issues such as the Cold War,                Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
the Korean Conflict, the Great Society, the
Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and con-                   HIS320         Military History              3 Credits
                                                              The purpose of this course is to survey and ana-
tinuing on into the issues facing the 21st
                                                              lyze military experiences from their ancient
Century will be studied thoroughly.
                                                              origins to present time. The primary objective is
HIS250         History Transfer                               to examine the origins and nature of warfare, the
               Credit                        3 Credits        ethos of the primitive and modern warrior, and
This course is used only as a way to accept                   the development of weapons and defenses. This
credit for a course transferred from another                  course will take a close look at operational mili-
college or university. No courses above the 200               tary history. This course not only takes a view of
level will be accepted. This course is available              the military experience, but also examines the
only when the student has taken a class not                   effect on the “ends” and “means” of warfare.
                                                              Prerequisite: Any 100-level History course
offered by Central Penn.
                                                              HIS325         History of Japanese
HIS300         Native American Tribes 3 Credits
                                                                             Civilization                  3 Credits
This is primarily a reading course, which
                                                              This course is an account of Japanese history as
allows the students to examine the details of
                                                              it focuses on its cultural developments. The

                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
the lifestyles, customs, values, and fates of the             course addresses the significant cultural and
labeled “Five Civilized Tribes” in the United                 historical events, covering two millennia as the
States during the 19th and early 20th cen-                    Japanese civilization shifted from a tribal soci-
turies. Themes of conquest, displacement,                     ety built on a framework of day-to-day survival
betrayal, genocide, and forced assimilation will              to a complex political society and global eco-
be discussed in this course.                                  nomic power.
Prerequisite: SOC105                                          Prerequisite: HIS105
HIS305         History and Film              3 Credits        HIS330         Middle Eastern History 3 Credits
This course reviews and analyzes the portrayal                This course explores the history of the Middle
of historical events through the use of popular               East, beginning with the rise of Islam and fin-
films. Conducted as a survey course using his-                ishing with reflection on the recent Western
torical documents and literature to focus on                  presence in the region. Emphasis is placed on
both the interpretation and representation of                 changes in geography and government, influ-
history.                                                      ential leaders, the Arab struggle for
Prerequisite: Any 200-level History course                    independence, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
                                                              Prerequisite: ENG100
HIS310         Remember: A
               Retrospective of the
               Holocaust                     3 Credits
In this course, students explore events leading
to, culminating in, and existing after the
Holocaust. Topics covered include racism and
anti-Semitism, a history of the Jewish people,
                      HIS335         Presidents and First                            HIS405         Business History I
                                     Ladies                        3 Credits                        (Colonial Times – 1900) 3 Credits
                      This course examines the American Presidency                   This course surveys the business organizations
                      by highlighting the significant contributions of               and practices of Americans from the first set-
                      specific Presidents and First Ladies throughout                tlements in the English-governed Colonies
                      the nation’s history. Emphasis is placed on the                until 1900. The socio-economic and other cul-
                      role of the President, executive powers, signifi-              tural forces of the times are examined. Their
                      cant events in American history, and the role of               impact on the business community and the
                      the First Lady.                                                business community’s impact on society are
                      Prerequisite: ENG100                                           analyzed.
                                                                                     Prerequisite: BUS100
                      HIS340         American Civil War            3 Credits
                      This course examines the political, economic,                  HIS410         Business History II
                      social, and military aspects surrounding the                                  (1900 – Present)              3 Credits
                      American Civil War from the perspectives of                    This course surveys business organizations and
                      both the North and South. It will examine the                  business practices of Americans from the
                      causes of the war and the early attempts to pre-               beginnings of the 20th Century to the present.
                      vent it, the role of the press during the war, the             The socio-economic and other cultural forces
                      political strategies, and military campaigns.                  of the times are examined, including globaliza-
                      Also covered will be the role of blacks and                    tion. Their impact on the business community
                      immigrant groups during the war. The course                    and the business community’s impact on soci-
                      will contrast Presidents Abraham Lincoln and                   ety are analyzed and assessed.
                      Jefferson Davis as well as Generals Ulysses S.                 Prerequisite: BUS100
                      Grant and Robert E. Lee.                                       HIS415         Rise to Power: History’s
                      Prerequisite: Any 200-level Social Science course
                                                                                                    Bad Boys                 3 Credits
                      HIS345         Selected Topics in Local                        This course is a seminar about the historical,
                                     Pennsylvania History 3 Credits                  political, social, economic, and cultural events
                      This course will introduce students to various                 that led to the advance in power of history’s
                      topics on the history, society, and culture of                 infamous “bad” political leaders, such as Hitler,
                      South Central Pennsylvania. This topical sur-                  Tito, Stalin. Students will discuss how these
                      vey of local history will include readings,                    political leaders were able to manipulate the
                      lectures, and out-of-class visits to local land-               political system and obtain autocratic power.
Course Descriptions

                      marks, historical sites, and museums.                          The course also analyzes major themes and
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                           issues that shaped contemporary Europe, from
                                                                                     the end of the Napoleonic era to the present.
                      HIS390         Upper-Level History                             Prerequisite: Any 200-level Social Science or Humanities
                                     Transfer Credit               3 Credits         course
                      This course is used only as a way to accept
                      credit for a course transferred from another                   HIS420         Europe 1815-1948              3 Credits
                      college or university. This course is available                This course focuses on the social, political, and
                      only when the student has taken a class not                    economic developments of the European states
                      offered by Central Penn.                                       from the end of the French Revolution to the
                                                                                     end of World War II.
                      HIS400         Poverty in America            3 Credits         Prerequisites: GEO200 or HIS220
                      This course is designed to expose students to
                      the issues of poverty in America. Topics rang-                 HIS425         World War II                  3 Credits
                      ing from single parenting to homelessness will                 This class will study the causes, course, and
                      be discussed. Students will also be familiarized               implications of World War II, the greatest of
                      with the changing dynamics of poverty                          20th century conflicts. It will discuss most of
                      throughout history and gain an understanding                   the geographic areas involved, the major diplo-
                      of how the Great Depression, welfare reform,                   matic, political and military events, and some
                      and government subsidies have impacted                         of the key figures of the war.
                      American history.                                              Prerequisite: Any 200-level or higher Social Science
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course            course

HIS430       Comparative                                   prepared for submission to become a part of
             Revolutions                3 Credits          the Library’s permanent holdings.
This course will analyze the three revolutions                If the student has maintained a GPA of at
that significantly affected world history: the             least 3.8 and receives an “A” on the project,
American Revolution, the French Revolution,                then a Division Recommendation for
and the Russian Revolution. The course will                Graduating Honors form is completed by the
analyze the causes of each revolution, the                 student’s division and submitted to the
nature of the revolutions, and the effects of the          Academic Dean. The process to ensure that
revolutions on the native populations and the              the student graduates with honors will be coor-
world.                                                     dinated by the Academic Dean and Records
Prerequisites: HIS100 or POL200 or POL225                  and Registration.
                                                              Questions about the honors process should
                                                           be directed to the Academic Dean.
                                                           HON400        Honors Studies             3 Credits
The Honors Program
                                                           The Honors Studies class is an independent
   Designed to recognize and foster academic
                                                           study program which encourages students to
excellence, the Honors Program allows moti-
                                                           explore aspects of their major beyond the
vated students to expand the knowledge or
                                                           required courses by working on a project
skills central to their individual focus within
                                                           approved by the advising instructor and the
their major. By successfully completing the
                                                           Academic Dean. Working with an advising
HON400 Honor Studies course and main-
                                                           instructor in their major, students develop a
taining a 3.8 or better cumulative GPA at
                                                           research topic and plan, carry out that research,
Central Penn, students can graduate with the
                                                           and produce a project (thesis, multimedia pres-
honors distinction on their transcripts and
                                                           entation, video, etc.) which demonstrates
                                                           academic excellence. Projects will then be pre-
Honors Studies Process                                     sented formally to the campus community. It is
   Honors Studies is initiated by the student              the student’s responsibility to find a faculty
approaching a professor to serve as advisor for            advisor and to develop the scope of the indi-
the project. Guided by the professor, the stu-             vidual project. Completion of this course with
dent then develops a topic and plan for the                an “A”, an overall GPA of 3.8 or above, and the
project, writes a proposal, and submits it to the          recommendation by their division will result in

                                                                                                                  Course Descriptions
Academic Dean. The Academic Dean then                      graduation with honors.
reviews the project and determines whether it              Prerequisite: Open to 4th term or above students who
is sufficiently rigorous to warrant honors work.           have attained a minimum of a 3.8 GPA and who have
                                                           developed an approved research topic and plan
If the project is approved, then the following
semester the student may enroll in HON400.
The student and project advisor then work out              Hotel Restaurant Management
a schedule, meeting regularly to discuss the
student’s progress and to ensure the student is            HRM100        The Hospitality
on track to complete the course requirements.                            Industry                   3 Credits
   By the beginning of the tenth week of class-            This course provides students with a basic
es, the student will have completed the project            understanding of the history of the hospitality
and will meet with the Academic Dean to                    industry. The course details how the industry
arrange the presentation portion of the course.            began and traces the growth in lodging service,
The presentation of the project will be made to            food and beverage concepts, industry growth,
the students, faculty, and staff of the College as         career opportunities, and industry trends.
well as to at least one organization or business
from the local community. The project advisor
then grades the project and assigns a grade. If
the project warrants a grade of 95% or better, a
final, revised copy of the project is then sub-
mitted to the Academic Dean, and will be

                      HRM110       Basic Food Preparation                       HRM210       Hospitality Marketing
                                   and Sanitation         3 Credits                          and Sales             3 Credits
                      This course explains techniques to ensure qual-           This course is designed to show students vari-
                      ity of quantity food production. Students,                ous forms of sales planning and the marketing
                      utilizing a variety of resources, develop basic           of those plans. Utilizing a variety of sources,
                      and complex recipes for practice purposes. At             students analyze individual, group, and con-
                      the same time, students learn how to manage               vention sales techniques and design
                      and maintain standard sanitation practices.               promotional material aimed at these markets.
                      Sanitation standards are presented for food and
                                                                                HRM220       Beverage Management 3 Credits
                      beverage, housekeeping, public facilities,
                      garbage disposal, and sewage treatments.                  This course provides students with a basic
                      Environmental issues are discussed in detail. In          understanding of the history and significance
                      order to properly relate classroom learning to a          of beverage management in the hospitality
                      real-life work situation, students must success-          industry. The course details planning, selection
                      fully complete assigned work hours in the                 and scheduling of employees, marketing,
                      on-campus food service facility.                          equipment and tools, beverage characteristics,
                                                                                and the importance of each of these factors to
                      HRM115       Food and Beverage                            the overall success of the bar or beverage oper-
                                   Control                   3 Credits          ation.
                      This course explains the principles and proce-
                      dures needed to develop an effective food and             HRM225       Food and Hospitality
                                                                                             Management                 3 Credits
                      beverage control system. This control system
                      gives insight into determination of standards,            This course provides the student with a basic
                      budgets, income and cost control, menu pric-              understanding of the principles of food pro-
                      ing, and computer application.                            duction and service management, sanitation
                                                                                procedures, menu planning, purchasing, and
                      HRM120       Housekeeping                                 storage. This understanding will show how all
                                   Management                3 Credits          areas of food service must work together for
                      This course provides a practical study into the           the success of the entire hospitality operation.
                      principles of managing housekeeping opera-
                      tions within a hospitality operation. Utilizing a         HRM240       Legal Aspects
                                                                                             of Hospitality             3 Credits
                      variety of resources, students receive a broad
                      view of the needs, innovations, and techniques            This course provides an awareness of the rights
Course Descriptions

                      to manage housekeeping operations in today’s              and responsibilities that the law grants or
                      multifaceted hospitality market.                          imposes upon a hospitality operator. Through
                                                                                research, illustration, and case studies, students
                      HRM130       Front Office                                 learn the possible consequences of failure to
                                   Management                3 Credits          satisfy legal obligations.
                      A study of the techniques used in the manage-             Prerequisite: HRM100
                      ment of the front office of a hotel. Topics
                                                                                HRM250       Managing Catering
                      include guest services, communication between
                                                                                             Operations                 3 Credits
                      hotel departments, front office accounting,
                                                                                This course provides an overview of internal
                      recruitment and selection of employees, and
                                                                                and external catering operations. Students will
                      the front office role in hotel security.
                                                                                study banquets, menu development, menu
                      HRM200       Computer Applications                        pricing, food and beverage control, and the use
                                   for Hospitality       3 Credits              of computers and marketing in catering man-
                      This course is designed to introduce the stu-             agement. The class will plan and cater a large
                      dent to the application of computers in                   affair for the campus community as a final
                      hotel/motel management and the food service               project, which will tie together all classroom
                      fields. Instruction covers applications for room          material.
                      reservations, labor management, inventories,              Prerequisite: HRM110
                      and food and beverage costing. Students use
                      the computer for completion of these hospital-
                      ity applications.

HRM260         Convention Management                              Homeland Security
               and Services        3 Credits
This course defines the scope and segmenta-                       HSM110       Principles of Private
tion of the convention and group business                                      Security                    3 Credits
market, describes marketing and sales strate-                     This course is an introduction to the principles
gies to attract markets with specific needs, and                  of private security, including the history and
explains techniques to meet those needs as part                   role of private security, threat assessment and
of meeting and convention service.                                security survey, and principles of physical secu-
Prerequisite: HRM130                                              rity, including personnel security and
                                                                  functional area security systems.
HRM300         Hospitality Accounting 3 Credits
This course is designed to instruct the student                   HSM115       Homeland Security
in managerial accounting techniques in the                                     Management                  3 Credits
hospitality industry. Students learn inventory                    This course will provide an introduction to
procedures, cost accounting, menu pricing,                        homeland security management and its role in
food and beverage costing, and budgeting. In                      society. Students will receive an overview of the
addition, students learn how to read and ana-                     roles and duties of various Federal and State
lyze a profit and loss statement, compute                         agencies in maintaining homeland security, as
occupancy percentages, and complete a hotel’s                     well as the relationship between homeland
daily report.                                                     security and private security. The course also
Prerequisite: ACC100 or permission of instructor                  explores threats from terrorism and weapons of
                                                                  mass destruction and provides an overview of
HRM310         Hospitality Purchasing                             emergency management.
               Management             3 Credits
This course shows the student how to design                       HSM205       Fundamentals of
and institute a cost and needs effectiveness                                   Intelligence Analysis       3 Credits
purchasing program. Techniques for supplier                       This course is an introductory study of crime
selection, performance evaluation of service,                     and intelligence analysis, including the roles and
and price negotiation are learned. Utilizing a                    duties of the analyst and the collection, analysis,
variety of resources, students learn all purchas-                 and dissemination of information. Several com-
ing categories for food, beverage, non-food,                      mon analytic techniques will be examined.
and equipment.                                                    Practical analytical assignments in both crime
Prerequisite: HRM115 or HRM120 or HRM225                          and intelligence analysis are covered.

                                                                                                                        Course Descriptions
HRM350         Hospitality Management                             HSM215       Emergency
               Seminar               3 Credits                                 Management                  3 Credits
Taken in the student’s final term, this course                    This course is a study of emergency manage-
utilizes the practical application of all learned                 ment to include the history and role of
hotel and restaurant management skills.                           emergency management in the United States
Students will hone skills necessary for success                   as part of homeland security. Response to nat-
in the “real world” of hotel and restaurant man-                  ural disaster, terrorism, and other incidents will
agement. Discussion of current hotel and                          be explored, as well as the Incident Command
restaurant management issues will constitute a                    system and interaction of all public safety
large portion of class time. Students will also                   organizations. The course will also cover emer-
complete a quarter-long project in which they                     gency management preparation and recovery.
will work with a local hotel or restaurant to                     Prerequisite: HSM115
develop a marketing plan, security plan, or                       HSM335       Business Intelligence       3 Credits
other similar activity, which will benefit the                    This course provides an overview of the threat
business to which they are assigned.                              to the business community from espionage and
Prerequisite: Student must have 60+ credits prior to reg-
                                                                  counterintelligence operations. It also covers
                                                                  legal issues such as the Espionage Act and the
                                                                  U.S. NISPOM regulations for the protection
                                                                  of classified information. The development of
                                                                  a business counterintelligence program will
                                                                  also be covered.
                                                                  Prerequisite: HSM205
                      HSM345       National Intelligence     3 Credits          HUM125        The Symbolism of
                      This course provides an overview of the                                 Numbers                      3 Credits
                      national intelligence systems of the United               The symbolism of numbers encompasses the
                      States and other countries. It covers the role of         study of the meanings and symbols associated
                      the intelligence community in society and its             with the numbers 0 through 9. This class
                      impact on current events. The course also                 includes the discussion of various cultural and
                      explores the legal issues of intelligence collec-         societal beliefs in relationship to numbers. The
                      tion and future trends.                                   ways that numbers combine literally and sym-
                      Prerequisite: HSM205                                      bolically and the depiction of numbers in
                                                                                mythology are discussed.
                      HSM405       Criminal Intelligence
                                   Analyst I                 3 Credits          HUM205        History of Jazz              3 Credits
                      This course is a study in crime and intelligence          This course exposes the student to the expres-
                      analysis, including the role and duties of the            sions of the music genre of jazz. This course
                      analyst, the collection, analysis, and dissemina-         traces jazz from its roots to its rise in popular-
                      tion of information, and the laws pertaining              ity and influence on society during particular
                      thereto. Emphasis will be placed on the crimi-            eras. Not only is the history of jazz studied, but
                      nal intelligence analyst, however, practical              also the birth of other types of music due to its
                      analytical assignments in crime and intelli-              creation. This course uses the definitive jazz
                      gence analysis will be covered.                           history series developed by Ken Burns.
                      Prerequisite: HSM205
                                                                                HUM250        Humanities Transfer
                      HSM411       Criminal Intelligence                                      Credit                       3 Credits
                                   Analyst II                3 Credits          This course is used only as a way to accept
                      This course is an advanced study in crime and             credit for a course transferred from another
                      intelligence analysis, including advanced ana-            college or university. No courses above the 200
                      lytical techniques. The course will conduct a             level will be accepted. This course is available
                      study of crime organization. Group studies and            only when the student has taken a class not
                      discussion will be utilized as an introduction to         offered by Central Penn.
                      the problem of domestic terrorism which will
                      also be presented in the course.                          HUM300        Women in Literature          3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: HSM405                                      This course is designed to expose students to
                                                                                women writers, women as topics in literature,
                      HSM427       Advanced Intelligence
Course Descriptions

                                                                                and their relationship to society. Topics to be
                                   Analysis                  3 Credits          covered include the impact of women writers,
                      This course is an advanced study in the field of          the interpretation of female characters, and an
                      intelligence analysis, including applications in          historical and sociological look at women in
                      specialty topics, such as organized crime, anti-          literature.
                      terrorism, and counter-intelligence. Previously
                      learned analytic techniques and skills will be            HUM305        Comparative Religion         3 Credits
                      applied in case studies and research projects.            Students take an in-depth look at the central
                      Analytic software and other computer applica-             beliefs of such major world religions as
                      tions will be applied.                                    Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,
                      Prerequisite: HSM205                                      and Islam. The varieties of religious experience
                                                                                from both Eastern and Western cultural tradi-
                                                                                tions are explored to determine their
                      Humanities                                                similarities and differences.
                                                                                Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
                      HUM105       Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
                      A study of diverse cultures, past and present.            HUM310        World Mythology              3 Credits
                      This course focuses on societal structures, fam-          Students engage in a cross-cultural literary
                      ily patterns, political and economic relations,           exploration of the great myths of the world
                      and the concept of religion.                              including creation, fertility, and hero myths.
                                                                                The myths will be studied as unique expres-

sions of individual cultures and also as univer-          Emphasis is placed on the cultural framework
sal ideas. Students will gain an understanding            of the women recorded in biblical text, inter-
of the importance of myth in contemporary                 pretations of biblical women throughout
society and the relationship between myth,                history, and the impact of the biblical defini-
religion, and culture.                                    tion of women on the role of modern woman.
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200

HUM315        William Shakespeare:                        HUM410         Women’s Studies             3 Credits
              In Text and Film          3 Credits         This course focuses on the roles of women and
This course is designed to expose students to a           the ways in which history and social culture
variety of works of William Shakespeare, first            shape those roles. Discussion will revolve
through the text of the plays, and then through           around the construction of gender and the
cinematic interpretation. Topics to be covered            intersections of gender in conjunction to race,
include the influence of Elizabeth I and                  ethnicity, class, and sexuality. The course will
Elizabethan England as a monarchal govern-                be conducted in a seminar format and is inter-
ment, a study of Shakespeare’s development as             disciplinary in nature.
an author, the socio-historical impact of select-         Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105
ed works of Shakespeare, and the modern
cinematic interpretation of these selected plays.
Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200                     Interdisciplinary Studies
HUM320        Computers and Society 3 Credits             IDS200        Consumer Protection          3 Credits
Students will enhance their understanding of              This course provides students with an under-
their social/professional environment as it is            standing of the various consumer protection
becoming rapidly altered by the utilization of            laws and regulations created on the federal and
computers. This course is designed to create              state level. The course will cover such areas as
and invoke ethical, sociological, and philo-              disclosure requirements for financial docu-
sophical debates on the issue of the effects of           ments, the state’s “Lemon Law,” and
computers in social settings. This is an open-            Landlord-Tenant Agreements. The course will
ended discourse due to the novelty of the issue.          also discuss the consumer protection agencies
                                                          and private organizations that consumers can
HUM325        Feminism: Impact                            use in fighting for their rights.
              and Evolution             3 Credits

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
This course is designed to expose students to             IDS210        Global Humanitarian
the Feminist Movements in American history.                             Studies                      3 Credits
Topics to be covered include feminist theory,             This course combines short-term cultural
the socio-economic impact of women in                     immersion with a humanitarian project com-
American culture, and the politics of global              pleted in a specified country. Prior to
feminism.                                                 departure, students will be oriented to the proj-
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      ect, the culture of the country, and any
                                                          pertinent travel needs. Once there, students
HUM390        Upper-Level Humanities                      will complete the assigned project and any
              Transfer Credit       3 Credits
                                                          other requirements for the course. Upon their
This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                          return, students will present their experiences
credit for a course transferred from another
                                                          to members of the College community.
college or university. No courses above the 300           Prerequisites: Any Social or Behavioral Science course
level will be accepted. This course is available          and 12 earned credits
only when the student has taken a class not
offered by Central Penn.                                  IDS300        Text and Film                3 Credits
                                                          In this course, students will examine major lit-
HUM405        Women in the Bible        3 Credits         erary works and their film adaptations. This
This course explores the role of women in bib-            course requires reading and film viewing in
lical history from a feminist perspective.                addition to discussion and writing. Specific
Students study specific women recorded in the             topics will vary by instructor.
Bible and analyze their experiences from both             Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
an historical and contemporary perspective.

                      IDS305       Selected Topics in Film 3 Credits            IDS320         Haunted Pennsylvania 3 Credits
                      The topic of this course is determined during             In Pennsylvania alone, there are over a hundred
                      the academic term that it is offered. This topic          proclaimed haunted sites. These suspected
                      will relate to a specific area of filmmaking              “ghosts” roam freely as they haunt colleges,
                      and/or appreciation. Students will use their              battlefields, hotels, government buildings, pri-
                      writing and research skills, along with their             vate homes, and even churches. Students in
                      knowledge of mass media, to participate in this           this course will assume the role of the “spirit-
                      course. Directorial filmographies or selected             hunter” and discuss these mysterious sightings
                      genres will be the focus of this course.                  and numerous unexplained occurrences
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                      Prerequisite: Any Social Science course

                      IDS310       Superstitions & Urban                        IDS325         Nature of Leadership       3 Credits
                                   Legends               3 Credits              This course focuses on leadership develop-
                      This course is an exploration of folklore, urban          ment, individual and group motivation
                      legends, tall tales and superstitions, and their          strategies, personal leadership style and adap-
                      effects upon American culture. Students will              tation, impacts of power, and effective conflict
                      discover recurring themes, as well as explore             resolution. Each student will demonstrate the
                      their cultural meanings and interpretations.              application of evaluating leadership effective-
                      Prerequisite: Any lower-level Social Science or           ness, ethical behavior, and organizational skills.
                      Humanities course                                         Prerequisite: PHI105

                                                                                IDS330         Global Conflict            3 Credits
                      Immersion                                                 This course investigates specific conflicts
                                                                                around the world and the cultural, social, eco-
                      The Immersion Program
                                                                                nomic, and political forces that led to those
                         The Immersion Program takes place each
                                                                                conflicts. Students will analyze these situations
                      year and is coordinated by the International
                                                                                and draw conclusions about the nature of con-
                      Studies Program Director. Students travel
                                                                                flict in both an historical and modern context.
                      abroad for one term, earning credit and                   Prerequisite: ENG100
                      expanding their experiences.
                         While registered for IDS315 Global                     IDS390         Upper-Level Special
                      Cultural Study, students travel abroad, partici-                         Topics Transfer Credit 3 Credits
                      pate in cultural activities, and attend class.            This course is used only as a way to accept
Course Descriptions

                      Immersion locations vary from year to year and            credit for a course transferred from another
                      have pre- and post-trip assignments associated            college or university. No courses above the 300
                      with them. The Immersion Program is open to               level will be accepted. This course is only avail-
                      all majors and involves an application and an             able when the student has taken a class not
                      interview. The program is selective, as each trip         offered by Central Penn.
                      has a limited number of seats available.
                                                                                IDS399         CE Capstone
                         Questions about the Immersion Program                                 Course for the
                      should be directed to Academic Affairs.                                  Associate Degree           4 Credits
                      IDS315       Global Cultural Study     9 Credits          The CE capstone course for the associate
                      This course combines and in-depth study of                degree is designed to assess cognitive, affective,
                      cultural and gendered responses to economic               and psychomotor learning that requires the
                      globalization. Topics include culture and secu-           command, analysis, and synthesis of knowl-
                      rity, identity politics, clashes of and                   edge and skills. The course integrates
                      accommodations among civilizations, moder-                coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential
                      nity, and post-modernity. A sociological and              learning to enable the student to demonstrate
                      cultural analysis of the background and con-              his/her level of achievement for entry into a
                      temporary customs of the people of the                    new field or advancement in the current field.
                      country is studied on location with special               This is a self-directed, integrated learning
                      attention paid to the problems of moderniza-
                      tion and culture change.
                      Prerequisites: BUS260 or any Social or Behavioral
                      Science course plus 21 earned credits

opportunity that is the summation of the stu-                    This is a self-directed, integrated learning
dent’s academic and hands-on learning                            opportunity that is the summation of the stu-
experiences at the associate degree level.                       dent’s academic and hands-on learning
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and         experiences at the bachelor degree level.
requirements for the associate degree and status as a            Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
Continuing Education student                                     requirements for the bachelor degree and status as a
                                                                 Continuing Education student
IDS400         Topics in
               Multiculturalism             3 Credits
An interdisciplinary investigation of the multi-                 Internships
cultural experiences in the United States. This
course examines the many concepts of diversi-                    INT299         Associate Degree
ty on various instructor-driven topics such as                                  Internship                    3 Credits
race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation,                  The internship experience at Central Penn
and religion. These are based on their influence                 includes an on-the-job educational experience.
among the social sciences, humanities, fine arts                 This hands-on opportunity allows students to
and other career and academic fields.                            apply the knowledge and skills learned in the
Prerequisites: “C” or better in any 200-level or higher          classroom to the working environment.
Sociology, History, or Humanities course and “C” or bet-         Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses and
ter in ENG200                                                    requirements for the associate degree

IDS405         Independent Study                                 INT499         Bachelor Degree
               in Special Topics            3 Credits                           Internship                    3 Credits
This course provides students an opportunity                     The internship experience at Central Penn
to develop an individualized study plan on a                     includes an on-the-job educational experience.
specific theme, topic or innovative area of their                This hands-on opportunity allows students to
interest within their own program of study.                      apply the knowledge and skills learned in the
With guidance from a faculty sponsor the stu-                    classroom to the working environment.
dent will develop a course outline and                           Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses and
completion plan. A grade of “C” is required to                   requirements for the bachelor degree
pass this course.
Prerequisite: Advanced permission of the Academic Dean
or General Education Chair

                                                                                                                            Course Descriptions
IDS410         “Gumshoes”: The
               Detective Stories            3 Credits            The Craiger C. Parker
This course is an in-depth study of the classi-                  Leadership Recognition Program
cal, modern, and post-modern detective genre
and its transition from written literature to                       Designed to recognize and foster those stu-
film. Students will examine the origins of the                   dents with the interest and desire to become
mystery and detective fiction, as well as the                    leaders, the Craiger C. Parker Leadership
effects upon issues of class, gender, crime, and                 Program motivates students to explore the
justice.                                                         nature of leadership and develop their personal
Prerequisite: ENG200                                             leadership potential. Students are encouraged to
                                                                 complete four courses from those identified as
IDS499         CE Capstone Course                                pertaining to leadership development. They
               for the Bachelor Degree 4 Credits                 then design and complete an individual leader-
The CE capstone course for the bachelor                          ship project. By successfully completing the
degree is designed to assess cognitive, affective,               LDS400 Leadership Project course, students
and psychomotor learning that requires the                       can graduate with the designation of “Craiger
command, analysis, and synthesis of knowl-                       C. Parker Leadership Recognition” on their
edge and skills. The course integrates                           transcripts and diploma.
coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential
learning to enable the student to demonstrate
his/her level of achievement for entry into a
new field or advancement in the current field.

                      Participation in the Program                              the student’s interests and goals, it must
                                                                                demonstrate the student’s ability to lead others
                         Baccalaureate students with over 80 earned             and to serve as example for others. The project
                      credits who wish to participate in the Craiger            should also embody the core values of the col-
                      C. Parker Leadership Program must have                    lege. The student then makes a presentation
                      completed four out of the ten courses identi-             based on his or her project to the campus com-
                      fied by the College as providing a foundation             munity and any relevant organizations.
                      for leadership. These courses cover leadership            Prerequisites: Open to students with 80 or more earned
                      across such disciplines as sociology, psychology,         credits and who have completed any four of the following
                      history, and business and allow students to tai-          courses: BUS365, ENG215, HIS335, HIS415,
                      lor their leadership education to their unique            IDS325, MTH405, POL325, POL400, PSY410, or
                      interests and career goals. The courses which             SOC400. Permission of the Academic Dean is required.
                      may be taken as prerequisites for LDS400
                      Leadership Project are:
                                                                                Legal Studies/Paralegal
                      BUS365       Organizational Behavior                      LGS110         Paralegalism                  3 Credits
                      ENG215       Persuasive Speaking                          This course introduces the paralegal to the
                      HIS335       Presidents and First Ladies                  legal system and its philosophy, the career of
                      HIS415       Rise to Power: History’s                     paralegalism, and practical and ethical aspects
                                   Bad Boys                                     of the practice of law. Basic legal terminology
                      IDS325       Nature of Leadership                         and concepts are also included.
                      MTH405       Game Theory and
                                   Decision-Making                              LGS130         Principles of Legal
                      POL325       Conflicts in American                                       Research                      3 Credits
                                   Government                                   This course focuses on citing the law and case
                      POL400       Model United Nations                         briefing. Students will learn how to read and
                      PSY410       Personality and Behavior Traits              analyze case law and summarize it into a con-
                      SOC400       Leadership in Society                        cise case brief. Citation forms of all types of law
                                                                                will be covered in accordance with Uniform
                         Once the four prerequisite courses are com-            System of Citations (Bluebook) cite formats.
                      pleted, students write an application letter to           Given a citation, students will learn how to
                      the Academic Dean explaining their commit-                quote the law and find legal material in a law
                      ment to leadership, their leadership experience,
Course Descriptions

                      and the project they intend to complete. The
                      Academic Dean will review the letter and                  LGS135         Legal Research and
                      interview the student to determine whether                               Writing I                     3 Credits
                      the student qualifies to begin the project. Upon          This course is designed to introduce paralegals
                      approval, the student will be registered for the          to the formal aspects of legal research and writ-
                      project course for the next term.                         ing. Students will learn how to locate answers
                         Students interested in participating are also          to legal questions from a number of sources.
                      encouraged to attend the Student Leadership               This course is a highly individualized course
                      Training Institute (SLTI) prior to applying to            that gives the students an opportunity to begin
                      enroll in LDS400 Leadership Project. Questions            to develop critical thinking skills and legal
                      about the Craiger C. Parker Leadership Program            analysis by completing basic writing assign-
                      should be directed to the Academic Dean.                  ments incorporating their legal research.
                                                                                Students will be introduced to the CD-ROM
                      LDS400       Leadership Project        3 Credits          library and to WESTLAW, a computer-assist-
                      The Leadership Project is an individual project           ed legal research system. A grade of “C” or
                      developed and implemented by the student to               better is required to pass this course.
                      show his or her understanding of leadership               Prerequisite: LGS130
                      and ability to lead others. While the specific
                      nature of the project is open and should meet             LGS140         Civil Litigation I            3 Credits
                                                                                This course involves the study of civil proce-
                                                                                dure in the state and federal courts. It provides
                                                                                an overview of the litigation process with

emphasis on the function of the paralegal with-           agreements. The course also covers Article II of
in that process. The students learn to apply              the Uniform Commercial Code as it concerns
rules of procedure to fact situations by drafting         sales of goods, passage of title, and warranties
motions relating to pleadings. This course                in sales contracts.
requires a “C” as a minimum grade to pass the
                                                          LGS210       Evidence                   3 Credits
                                                          This course introduces the student to consider-
LGS160       Wills and Probate         3 Credits          ations which determine the admissibility,
This course introduces the student to the basic           credibility, and effectiveness of trial evidence.
concepts of law dealing with wills and estates.           The rules of evidence relating to competence,
Inheritance, will drafting, and estate adminis-           authenticity, relevance, and hearsay are
tration are explored through the preparation of           explored, along with privilege, the exclusionary
documents, including wills, inventories, appli-           rule, the examination of witnesses, and trial
cations for letters, tax returns, proposed                procedures affecting admissibility.
distributions, and a first and final accounting.
                                                          LGS217       Employment Law             3 Credits
LGS170       Criminal Procedure        3 Credits          This course instructs the student in the law
This course explores the constitution and prac-           governing the employer/employee relationship,
tical limitations placed on criminal law                  including compensation and benefits, discrim-
enforcement and prosecutorial functions such              ination, performance evaluations, workplace
as arrests, steps, searches, seizures, interroga-         safety, privacy issues such as drug testing and
tions, identification, and punishment. The                immigration issues.
course also instructs the student in the consti-
                                                          LGS220       Torts                      3 Credits
tutional relationship between investigatory
methods and the admissibility of evidence in a            This course introduces the paralegal to the
criminal trial.                                           principles of tort law, including the legal ele-
                                                          ments and practical concerns involved in the
LGS180       Historical Perspectives                      areas of intentional torts, negligence, strict lia-
             of the Constitution     3 Credits            bility, and product liability.
This course provides students with a basic
understanding of the constitutional framework             LGS225       Political Assassinations 3 Credits
and the history and evolution of the funda-               This course will explore the precedents, pur-
mental principles guaranteed to every U.S.                poses, and methods of political assassinations

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
citizen. This course includes the discussion of           in the United States. The course will also
the articles and amendments to the U.S.                   address the social, political, and historical con-
Constitution. Emphasis is placed on the struc-            sequences of assassination.
ture of the government and the Bill of Rights.            LGS230       Civil Litigation II        3 Credits
LGS190       Family Law                3 Credits          In this course students focus on the role of the
This course introduces the student to the vari-           paralegal in the discovery, trial, and post-trial
ous areas of domestic relations law, including            phases of state and federal civil litigation. It
marriage, annulment, divorce, custody, support,           provides an overview of the litigation process
and adoption. Emphasis is placed on the                   with an emphasis on the application of rules of
preparation of pleadings and other filings                procedure and the drafting of documents relat-
involved in these matters and the procedural              ing to discovery, trial preparation, trial, and
rules that affect such proceedings.                       appeal. This course requires a “C” or better to
LGS200       Contracts                 3 Credits          Prerequisite: LGS140
The course introduces the student to contract
                                                          LGS245       Organized Crime            3 Credits
law through a detailed study of the elements of
a legally binding contract, rights and obliga-            This course will trace the development of
tions arising from contracts, remedies for                organized crime in the United States from its
breach, and the termination of contractual                European origins. The course will also examine
                                                          the effect of organized crime on society and
                                                          efforts of law enforcement to curtail it.

                      LGS250       Business Law               3 Credits          placed on the development of critical thinking
                      The course is designed as a basic introduction             skills and legal analysis. In addition to other
                      to law and the legal system for the non-legal              documents, students will learn how to draft a
                      major. Students will learn about the federal and           legal memorandum the form and content of
                      state court systems and various substantive                which is expected to be of the quality found in
                      areas of law including contracts, business                 a legal office. This course requires a “C” or bet-
                      organization, bankruptcy, wills and estates,               ter in oral and written course work and as a
                      torts, and real property. Emphasis is placed on            minimum grade to pass this course.
                      the practical aspects of the law and its relation          Prerequisite: LGS135
                      to personal and business transactions.
                                                                                 LGS285         Internship Preparation
                      LGS260       Administrative Law         3 Credits                         & Medical Records      3 Credits
                      This course involves a series of lectures and              This course is a collection of lectures and skill
                      problems on the interpretation and use of fed-             training that prepares senior paralegals for con-
                      eral administrative and statutory material in              ducting an internship job search using the
                      legal problem-solving. The course will cover               Internet to find and communicate with poten-
                      the powers granted to agencies and controls                tial employers and interviewing for the
                      placed upon the agencies.                                  internship. In addition, each student is
                                                                                 required to submit a seminar paper on an
                      LGS265       Criminal Law               3 Credits          approved topic and lead the class in a discus-
                      This course provides instruction in all aspects            sion of same. Students will also cover medical
                      of criminal law, including elements of common              terminology and its use in medical records and
                      law crimes, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code,                  reports. A minimum grade of “C” is required.
                      and constitutional provisions affecting the                Prerequisite: Fifth term status
                      criminal process. The course focuses on princi-
                      ples of criminal liability, including the elements         LGS290         Fundamentals of
                      of crimes, justifications and excuses for crimes,                         Real Estate Law               3 Credits
                      and methods of interpreting and applying pro-              This course surveys the concepts and terminol-
                      visions of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.                   ogy of real estate transactions, including the
                                                                                 mechanics of title searching, conversion of sur-
                      LGS270       Business Organizations 3 Credits              vey descriptions into legal descriptions, and the
                      The course includes a survey of the fundamen-              preparation of deeds, mortgages, settlement
                      tal principles of law applicable to corporations,          sheets, and disclosure statements. The course
Course Descriptions

                      partnerships, and other business organizations             includes instruction on property rights and the
                      with regard to formation, operation, and disso-            means, methods, and laws that govern the con-
                      lution. Also included is a segment on                      veyance of these rights.
                      government regulation of business organiza-
                      tions, especially, corporations and the related            LGS299         Internship for
                      regulatory agencies of the government.                                    Paralegals                    3 Credits
                                                                                 The internship experience at Central Penn uti-
                      LGS275       Bankruptcy Law             3 Credits          lizes the vital aspects of education to ensure
                      This course surveys bankruptcy law, including              success in employment. This hands-on oppor-
                      the preparation and filing of bankruptcy peti-             tunity allows students to apply the knowledge
                      tions and schedules, creditor rights and                   and skills learned in the classroom to the work-
                      obligations, adversarial proceedings, and dis-             ing environment.
                      charge. The course emphasizes procedure and                Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                      practice and the role of the paralegal in repre-           requirements of the Paralegal program
                      senting both debtors and creditors in                      LGS310         Legal Communications 3 Credits
                      bankruptcy proceedings.                                    This course involves a comprehensive study of
                      LGS280       Legal Research &                              legal writing with an emphasis on skills in
                                   Writing II                 3 Credits          writing legal correspondence, documents, and
                      Building on the skills developed in Legal
                      Research & Writing I, students will complete
                      increasingly complex drills using both print
                      and computerized research. An emphasis is

memoranda. The course is designed to develop                     Justices, issues of inequality under the law, and
the ability to communicate clearly and effec-                    privacy interests.
tively with the client, the attorney, and the                    Prerequisite: LGS180
                                                                 LGS415         Advanced Alternative
Prerequisites: ENG200 and LGS130
                                                                                Dispute Resolution            3 Credits
LGS340         Advanced Legal                                    This course builds upon the learning and skills
               Research & Writing            3 Credits           developed in LGS370 Alternative Dispute
This course provides intensive hands-on                          Resolutions by providing focused and intensive
instruction in the preparation of complex,                       hands-on training in the areas of mediation and
research-based legal documents. Emphasis is                      adjudicative dispute resolution. Competing
placed on formulating research strategies using                  mediation philosophies and techniques are
multiple resources and the synthesis of case                     explored, along with various procedural options
and statutory law to resolve legal issues and on                 for the conduct and outcome of arbitration.
presenting legal issues, principles, and conclu-                 Prerequisite: LGS370
sions in a coherent, clear, and professional
                                                                 LGS420         Advanced Criminal Law 3 Credits
manner. This course requires a grade of “C” or
                                                                 This course builds on legal concepts learned in
better to pass.
                                                                 LGS265 Criminal Law and offers students the
Prerequisite: LGS280
                                                                 chance to engage in the in-depth study of var-
LGS370         Alternative Dispute                               ious criminal issues. Topics of study include
               Resolution                    3 Credits           terrorism, international law, and corporate
The course teaches students the basic princi-                    criminality.
ples of conflict diagnosis and the various types                 Prerequisite: LGS265
of dispute resolution methods that are used in
                                                                 LGS499         Internship for
a wide variety of professions and industries to
                                                                                Legal Studies                 3 Credits
avoid litigation in court. The course covers the
                                                                 The internship experience at Central Penn uti-
basic principles underlying conflicts, the
                                                                 lizes the vital aspects of education to ensure
strengths and weaknesses of various
                                                                 success in employment. This hands-on oppor-
Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, how
                                                                 tunity allows students to apply the knowledge
ADR methods operate and interact, and what
                                                                 and skills learned in the classroom to the work-
types of results can realistically be expected
                                                                 ing environment.
from ADR.                                                        Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses and

                                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
Prerequisite: Any 200-level Social or Behavioral Science         requirements of the Legal Studies program

LGS400         Advanced Criminal
               Procedure                     3 Credits           Language
Students will analyze advanced Constitutional                    LNG100         Conversational Spanish 3 Credits
concepts affecting the criminal investigation                    This course teaches students how to under-
and trial process, including interrogation,                      stand others and to make themselves
arrest, and trial procedures. Emphasis will be                   understood using the Spanish language.
placed on recent legislation that affects practi-                Practical exercises and activities specifically
cal due process concerns in the 21st century.                    geared toward “real life” scenarios are used.
Prerequisite: LGS170
                                                                 LNG200         Conversational
LGS410         Advanced Constitutional                                          Spanish II                    3 Credits
               Law                    3 Credits                  This course builds on the student’s basic
The course is the forum for in-depth study of                    understanding of Spanish. Students further
selected topics in Constitutional Law. The                       their ability to understand others and to make
course is designed to build on principles                        themselves understood using the Spanish lan-
learned in the Historical Perspectives of the                    guage. Practical exercises and activities
Constitution. Topics include the origins of the                  specifically geared toward “real life” scenarios
Constitution, selection of the Supreme Court                     are used.
                                                                 Prerequisite: LNG100

                      LNG300       Conversational                                materials for print and corporate identity. The
                                   Spanish III                3 Credits          class utilizes industry-standard software.
                      This course builds on the student’s intermedi-             Additional time outside of class is needed to
                      ate understanding of Spanish. Students further             complete projects.
                      their ability to communicate using the Spanish
                      language. Practical applications are used to               MIP215       Multimedia                  3 Credits
                      reinforce and enhance comprehension.                       In this course the student will delve deeper into
                      Prerequisite: LNG200                                       the uses and the effects of multimedia in mod-
                                                                                 ern society. The combination of graphics,
                      LNG390       Upper-Level Language                          images, and typography will be covered.
                                   Transfer Credit      3 Credits                Preparation, rendering, and exportation to
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                modern media such as the Internet and DVD
                      credit for a course transferred from another               are covered. Delineation of appropriate soft-
                      college or university. This course is available            ware for combination of various file formats
                      only when the student has taken a class not                will be covered. Additional time outside of
                      offered by Central Penn.                                   class is needed to complete projects.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: MIP115
                      Media/Digital Arts                                         MIP230       Non-Linear
                                                                                              Video Editing               3 Credits
                      MIP115       Digital Image Editing      3 Credits          This is a basic course in the techniques for
                      This course is an introduction to digital pho-             audio/visual production, which enable the stu-
                      tography and the manipulation of images. The               dent to capture and store the basic elements to
                      use of a digital camera and the importation of             prepare for the production process. The class will
                      images into the computer are covered.                      cover the preproduction process including story-
                      Techniques for the combination of graphics                 boards and shot composition. It also includes
                      and images, as well as photo manipulation and              sound characteristics, acoustic principles, and
                      correction are demonstrated. Other topics cov-             basic recording techniques, as well as camcorder
                      ered include practices of photo repair,                    orientation, lighting, set-up, operation, and basic
                      distortion, and collage. The removal of back-              editing techniques. Additional time outside of
                      grounds through use of alpha channels and the              class is needed to complete projects.
                      preparation of images for output to print and              Prerequisite: MIP115
                      web are also covered. The class utilizes the
Course Descriptions

                      industry-standard application for pre- and                 MIP235       Character Design            3 Credits
                      post-processing of images. Additional time                 This course will cover character creation. It will
                      outside of class is needed to complete projects.           include extensive preplanning techniques, such
                                                                                 as brain storming, thumbnail sketches, and tra-
                      MIP121       History of Animation       3 Credits          ditional drawing techniques. The class will
                      This course will cover the evolution of anima-             transfer this process into a digital format.
                      tion and the various techniques developed                  Concepts in this class will include design prin-
                      during the course of the century. It will docu-            ciples, such as contrast, complimentary colors,
                      ment the evolution of flipbooks to                         staging, and backgrounds. Characters will
                      three-dimensional animation. This class will               illustrate the ways in which character design
                      explore techniques such as the use of drawn-on             can influence the viewer’s concept of the char-
                      film, stop motion, grain animation, and                    acter, personality, and role. Additional time
                      Claymation. Additional time outside of class is            outside of class is needed to complete projects.
                      needed to complete projects.                               Prerequisite: MIP115
                      MIP125       Vector Graphics            3 Credits          MIP245       Web Design I                3 Credits
                      This course is an introduction to vector graph-            This course emphasizes basic HTML,
                      ics creation. Vector graphics are used for the             XHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),
                      creation of logos, illustrations, and print mate-          for Internet and Intranet web creation.
                      rial that utilizes solid areas or a limited number         Introduction to the World Wide Web
                      of colors. This class teaches the art of logo              Consortium (W3C) and the Internet along
                      design, illustration, and the incorporation of             with the study of why we create websites,
                      typography to create effective advertising                 including, but not limited to, the discussion of

the uses for the Internet and Intranet. The                  MIP331       Individual MIP Project
comparison and contrast of successful and                                 Management             3 Credits
unsuccessful websites is incorporated. Effective             This course will be the culmination of multi-
use of programming in HTML, XHTML,                           media courses. The students in this course will
and debugging to create a large final project                solicit, design, and produce a major multimedia
completes the course. Additional time outside                project. Project will include a professional busi-
of class is needed to complete projects. A grade             ness proposal incorporating a budget and a
of “C” is required to pass this course.                      time line proposal. Students will learn to iden-
                                                             tify and choose hardware and software
MIP250        Multimedia Internet                            packages appropriate to the production of a
              Production Transfer                            multimedia project and how to coordinate a
              Credit                       3 Credits
                                                             production. Additional time outside of class
This course is used only to accept credit for a
                                                             will be required for this course.
course transferred from another college or uni-              Prerequisites: MIP335 and MIP345
versity. No courses above the 200 level will be
accepted. This course is available only when                 MIP335       Visual Effects             3 Credits
the student has taken a class not offered by                 This is an advanced course in the techniques
Central Penn.                                                associated with audio and visual production.
                                                             This course will apply advanced principles of
MIP301        Animation I                  3 Credits         audio/visual production, including rotoscop-
This course introduces those with computer-                  ing, special effects, and compositing. This class
ized design experience and a basic concept of                will also cover the theoretical aspects of the use
multimedia to electronic animation for multi-                of video as a tool for creative communication in
media applications, as well as an understanding              modern society. Additional time outside of
of the history of animation, including the 12                class is needed to complete projects.
Principles of Animation and the uses of ani-                 Prerequisite: MIP230
mation in modern society and multimedia.
Training in character design, Pose to Pose ani-              MIP345       Web Design II              3 Credits
mation, timing, and story will be given with an              This course develops Internet and Intranet
emphasis on how animation can be created to                  Webs utilizing WYSIWYG applications. The
increase the effectiveness of multimedia appli-              most current applications in use by the indus-
cations. Additional time outside of class is                 try, such as Dreamweaver, are emphasized.
needed to complete projects.                                 Root folder development, site management

                                                                                                                  Course Descriptions
Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200-level MIP course                and file naming conventions are heavily
                                                             emphasized. Additional time outside of class is
MIP305        3-D Modeling                                   needed to complete projects.
              Methods                      3 Credits         Prerequisite: CIS245 or MIP245
This course is an introduction to 3-
Dimensional modeling and its applications.                   MIP350       Advanced Electronic
Various uses for 3-Dimensional animations,                                Animation                  3 Credits
such as industry and architectural design, video             This course is an advanced application of the
game development, and other potential multi-                 12 principles of animation. Training in charac-
media forums will be discussed. The student                  ter design, shot layout, scene development, uses
will create short animations of 3-Dimensional                of sound-of-advance storyline, timing, produc-
objects including logos, buildings, characters,              tion pipeline techniques, and file formats for
and landscapes. Design, modeling, texturing,                 output. There is strong emphasis on prepro-
and lighting of these objects in conjunction                 duction through the use of storyboards,
with basic animation are included as part of the             including the preplanning and design of a
course of study. Additional time outside of class            short animation. Additional time outside of
will be needed to complete course projects.                  class is needed to complete projects.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level MIP course                       Prerequisite: MIP301

                                                             MIP355       3-D Applications I         3 Credits
                                                             This course teaches the development of 3-
                                                             Dimensional animations. The student will
                                                             create short animations of 3-Dimensional

                      objects such as logos, architectural structures,            nents, radicals, higher-degree equations, quadratic
                      characters and landscapes. Design, modeling,                equations and expressions, and graphing are cov-
                      texturing, and lighting of these objects in con-            ered. See Admissions Information/Standardized
                                                                                  Testing After Admission.
                      junction with basic animation are included as
                                                                                  Prerequisites: ENG200 and MTH105
                      part of the course of study. Additional time
                      outside of class is needed to complete projects.            MTH100        Mathematics for
                      Prerequisite: Any 300-level MIP course                                    Business Applications       3 Credits
                                                                                  This course will focus on the practical applica-
                      MIP360        Multimedia Internet                           tions of elementary algebra to the business
                                    Production                                    environment. Topics to be covered include oper-
                                    Transfer Credit            3 Credits          ations with positive and negative numbers,
                      This course is used only to accept credit for a             linear equations, ratios and proportions, mathe-
                      course transferred from another college or uni-             matics of buying and selling, elements of payroll,
                      versity. No courses below the 300 level will be             interest computations, introduction to graphs
                      accepted. This course is available only when the            and statistics, and applications to specific busi-
                      student has taken a Multimedia/Internet                     ness arenas. The student will gain a broad
                      Production class not offered by Central Penn.               understanding of the mathematical knowledge
                                                                                  and skills needed to continue on into more
                      MIP365        Portfolio Development 3 Credits               advanced business courses.
                      This class is a culmination of the student’s time
                                                                                  MTH105        College Algebra             3 Credits
                      at Central Pennsylvania College. Students cre-              This course provides a solid foundation of alge-
                      ate a visual demonstration of the materials                 braic functions, including the following topics:
                      created during their education. The student                 equations, inequalities and problem solving,
                      will research, plan, and develop the content,               functions, and solving systems of equations.
                      layout, and format of a professional portfolio.             Prerequisite: MTH010 or Advanced Placement
                      Prerequisite: Any 300-level GRP or MIP course
                                                                                  MTH110        Profitable
                      MIP400        Web Development I          3 Credits                        Merchandising               3 Credits
                      This course studies the development of                      Designed to meet the needs of retail manage-
                      dynamic web pages in conjunction with data-                 ment students, this course provides common
                      bases. Students will learn the process of                   math problems faced by salespeople, mid-man-
                      connecting a database to a front-end website                agement personnel, and business owners.
                      utilizing open source code like PHP and                     MTH120        Pre-Calculus                3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      MySQL and industry-standard software, such                  This course is a conceptual course with prob-
                      as Dreamweaver. Additional time outside of                  lem-solving rather than mathematical theory
                      class is needed to complete projects.                       with emphasis on the meaningful development
                      Prerequisite: CIS262 or MIP345                              toward the application of mathematics to the
                                                                                  solutions of realistic problems. Topics include
                      MIP405        Web Development II         3 Credits          graphs and functions, exponential and logarith-
                      This course teaches the development of                      mic systems, trigonometric functions,
                      advanced dynamic web pages. The student will                trigonometric identities and conditional equa-
                      learn complex concepts, such as creation of a               tions, systems of equations and inequalities,
                      shopping cart system, including inventories,                matrices and determinants, sequences and
                      sending automatic emails, and optimizing                    series, and basic analytic geometry.
                                                                                  Prerequisite: MTH105
                      code. Sending to and retrieving information
                      from a database, in conjunction with obtaining              MTH200        Statistics                  3 Credits
                      user information, is practiced. Time outside of             This course is designed to develop a familiarity
                      class is needed.                                            with the use of statistics for making business
                      Prerequisite: MIP400                                        decisions. Topics covered include frequency dis-
                                                                                  tributions, measures of central tendency,
                      Mathematics                                                 probability, various distributions, statistical deci-
                                                                                  sion-making, testing hypotheses, estimating and
                      MTH010        Basic Algebra               3 Credits         linear correlation and regression.
                      This is a remedial course in algebra using basic            Prerequisite: MTH010 or Advanced Placement
                      algebraic operations and problem solving.Topics
                      such as set theory, algebraic operations, expo-

MTH210       History of Mathematics 3 Credits             MTH310       Probability                3 Credits
This course familiarizes students with the con-           This course is an introduction to the principles
tributions to the field of mathematics, from the          and laws of probability. It presents an overview
inception of numbers and geometry to modern               of probability and the treatment ideas and
probability and Bourbaki’s mathematics. The               techniques necessary for a firm understanding
material is arranged chronologically, beginning           of the subject. It is aimed at giving the student
with archaic origins, and covers Egyptian,                a thorough understanding of the concepts of
Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic,             probability, random variables, and distributions
and European contributions to the nineteenth              that are oriented towards applications in the
century and present day.                                  social sciences.
Prerequisite: ENG100                                      Prerequisite: MTH105

MTH215       Symbolic Logic            3 Credits          MTH390       Upper-Level Mathematics
Students are introduced to the basic elements of                       Transfer Credit      3 Credits
symbolic logic including the languages of                 This course is used only as a way to accept
propositional and predicate logic.These are then          credit for a course transferred from another
developed into formal systems and used to eval-           college or university. This course is available
uate arguments translated into these languages.           only when the student has taken a class not
                                                          offered by Central Penn.
MTH220       Calculus                  3 Credits
This course introduces the concept of the deriv-          MTH405       Game Theory and
ative, integration of algebraic, trigonometric,                        Decision-Making            3 Credits
and transcendental functions. These concepts              This course is an exploration of the history,
are then utilized in business and economic                theoretical foundations, and applications of
applications.                                             game theory. Students will cover the essential
Prerequisite: MTH120                                      concepts of game theory and relevant strategies
                                                          for decision-making in a variety of situations.
MTH225       The Geometry of Art       3 Credits          Emphasis is placed on understanding the pris-
The Geometry of Art is the study of the ancient           oner’s dilemma and the study of how
techniques used by master painters to divide and          competitors act, react, and interact in pursuit of
analyze the pictorial space of artwork, including         their own self-interest.
paintings, architecture, and sculpture. The study         Prerequisites: ENG200 and MTH105
of composition and the placement of the impor-

                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
tant figures and symbols are mapped using a
ruler, a compass, and vellum. Depiction of the            Nursing
golden section, root rectangles, and mandalas
are drawn and practiced as hands-on learning.             NUR301       Professional Nursing
MTH230       Discrete Math             3 Credits                       Trends, & Issues           3 Credits
This course focuses on the language and meth-             The roles of the professional nurse are
ods of reasoning used throughout mathematics,             explored. The nurse’s responsibility for involve-
computer science, and selected topics in discrete         ment in professional organizations and in the
mathematics. Students will use the principles of          political arena is presented. The health care
mathematical induction and basic notions such             system and its impact on the nursing profes-
as divisibility, prime and common divisors, lin-          sion are examined.
ear combination, and the Euclidean algorithm.
                                                          NUR302       Current Issues in
MTH250       Math Transfer Credit      3 Credits                       Pathophysiology            3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept               This course provides a review of current theo-
credit for a course transferred from another              ries and concepts related to disease causation
college or university. No courses above the 200           and disease prevention as they apply to specif-
level will be accepted. This course is available          ic diseases across the lifespan. The focus is on
only when the student has taken a class not               disorders in cells, organs, and systems.
offered by Central Penn.

                      Medical, surgical, and alternative and comple-            family, and community. The professional
                      mentary health interventions for selected                 nurse’s role in illness prevention, health pro-
                      diseases are explored.                                    motion, health maintenance and restoration,
                      Prerequisite: NUR301                                      and rehabilitation is discussed. The nursing
                                                                                roles of change agent and advocate are
                      NUR303       Current Issues in
                                   Pharmacology              3 Credits          explored.
                                                                                Prerequisite: NUR401
                      This course serves to expand on the student’s
                      basic knowledge of pharmacology. Emphasis is              NUR403       Community Health
                      placed on new drug therapies for specific dis-                         Practicum                2 Credits
                      eases.                                                    The practicum offers experiences in communi-
                      Prerequisite: NUR301                                      ty settings and public health agencies and
                                                                                provides opportunities for the student to par-
                      NUR304       Health Assessment
                                   Across the Lifespan       3 Credits          ticipate in community assessment, disease
                      The knowledge and skills necessary to perform             prevention, and health promotion programs.
                                                                                Prerequisites: NUR312, NUR314, and NUR401
                      a health history and physical assessment are
                      presented. The differences among children,                NUR412       Leadership/Management
                      adults, and the elderly are highlighted. Class                         Concepts            3 Credits
                      lab provides students the opportunity to prac-            Characteristics of a nurse leader are presented
                      tice the assessment skills.                               and the role of the nurse in a leadership/man-
                      Prerequisites: NUR302 and NUR303                          agement position is explored. The course
                                                                                content includes principles of management,
                      NUR312       Transcultural
                                   Nursing & Healthcare 3 Credits               methods of conflict resolution, leadership
                      The cultural basis of health beliefs and prac-            styles, group dynamics, and diversity in the
                      tices are presented. The challenges to the                workplace, effecting change, and career devel-
                      healthcare system to meet the needs of cultur-            opment.
                                                                                Prerequisites: NUR402 and NUR403
                      ally diverse people are examined. Nursing’s role
                      in assessing and caring for people from diverse           NUR413       Leadership/Management
                      cultures is emphasized.                                                Practicum           2 Credits
                      Prerequisite: NUR304                                      Students work with a nurse leader/manager
                                                                                preceptor to experience the management role.
                      NUR314       Nursing Research
                                                                                Prerequisites: NUR402, NUR403, and NUR412
Course Descriptions

                                   Methods                   3 Credits
                      The steps of the research process are presented.
                      The ability to read and to critically analyze             Office Administration
                      research reports is fostered. The importance of
                      nursing research for practice is identified.              OFA105       Word Processing          3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: MTH200                                      Students gain an understanding of word/infor-
                                                                                mation processing by completing simulated
                      NUR401       Community Health                             word processing assignments, which provide
                                   Promotion &
                                                                                intensive practice in the office applications of
                                   Education                 3 Credits
                                                                                word processing equipment. There is a strong
                      The role of the nurse in community and public
                                                                                emphasis on proofreading and English skills.
                      health settings is examined. The identification
                                                                                Students will be taught basic directory compo-
                      of health risks and the health needs of selected
                                                                                nents as well as basic operation commands for
                      populations are presented. Focus is on the
                                                                                accessing and using a network system and its
                      nurse’s role in disease preventions and in health
                      promotion in the community setting.
                      Teaching/learning theories are presented.                 OFA110       Notehand I               3 Credits
                      Prerequisites: NUR312 and NUR314                          Introduces basic principles of alphabetic short-
                      NUR402       Chronic Health &                             hand theory and lays the foundation for a
                                   Disability Problems       3 Credits          notehand vocabulary and speed in taking dic-
                      This course presents the impact of chronic ill-           tation. The first phases of transcription are
                      ness and disability on the individual client,             introduced.

OFA130       Office Systems                                OFA320       Administrative Office
             Management                 3 Credits                       Procedures               3 Credits
This course introduces the concepts of com-                This course emphasizes procedures and man-
puter systems and opportunities available to               agement skills for the automated office,
workers in modern offices and the rapidly                  specifically, time management, records man-
expanding technology and terminology. The                  agement, mail management, business meeting
impact of modern office technology upon                    and travel arrangements, reprographics, and
office work and those who perform it is                    office ethics.
explored.                                                  Prerequisite: OFA105

OFA210       Notehand II                3 Credits
Students are trained to take dictation at                  Optometric Technician
increasing rates of speed and to transcribe into
mailable copy.                                             OPT100       Basic Optometric
Prerequisite: OFA110                                                    Science                  3 Credits
                                                           This course will give a basic overview of the
OFA215       Advanced Word                                 anatomy and physiology of the eye. An intro-
             Processing                 3 Credits          duction to office procedures relating to the
Students learn the advanced functions of                   diagnosis of ocular disorders and treatment
Microsoft Word. Desktop Publishing is uti-                 with lenses and pharmaceuticals will be dis-
lized to produce professional-quality                      cussed and demonstrated.
documents and newsletters. Students produce                Prerequisite: ALH105
a professional portfolio that highlights their
word processing/desktop publishing accom-                  OPT110       Disorders of the Eye     3 Credits
plishments for use in their job search.                    The course will cover the causes and treatment
Prerequisite: OFA105                                       of ocular disorders including eye diseases and
                                                           related systemic and neurological conditions,
OFA225       Document Production 3 Credits                 refractive errors, and muscle and binocular
This course provides skill and speed in prepar-            vision disorders. Recognizing the signs and
ing     business    letters,    administrative             symptoms of ocular disorders will be stressed.
communications, tables, reports, business                  Prerequisite: OPT100
forms, and employment-related activities.
                                                           OPT120       Optics                   3 Credits
OFA300       Advanced Document                             This course will examine the physical, geomet-

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
             Production                 3 Credits          ric, and physiologic aspects of light. These
The focus of this course is the efficient pro-             principles will be applied to optical prescrip-
duction of manuscripts, correspondence,                    tions in the Optometric Exam Room.
tables, and other miscellaneous materials,                 Prerequisite: OPT100
including business forms, mass mailings, and
executive and legal projects, through more                 OPT140       Optician Practices       3 Credits
complex problem work, technique refinement,                This course will introduce students to the clin-
and higher speed goals on straight copy.                   ical skills necessary to work in an optician’s
Prerequisite: OFA225                                       office or a dispensing doctor’s office. Skills
                                                           taught will include lens measurement, frame
OFA310       Machine Transcription 3 Credits               selection, frame adjustment, contact lens care,
This course combines the skills of transcrip-              salesmanship, and customer service.
tion, keyboarding, and communications into a               Prerequisite: ALH105
single unified process that will enable the stu-
dent to work efficiently and comfortably under             OPT300       Optometric Procedures 4 Credits
office conditions. Its focus is the end product            This course will introduce the student to
of all secretarial training — the mailable letter.         examination procedures used in an eye care
Prerequisites: ENG100 and OFA225                           center. Included will be instruction in taking a
                                                           general history and physical, an ocular history,
                                                           physical, and elicitation of a chief complaint.
                                                           Basic visual assessment techniques will be
                                                           emphasized. Students will be required to syn-

                      thesize information relating to the eye and use            problems such as pornography, euthanasia,
                      of instruments to conduct complete eye exam-               hate speech, the death penalty, and our obliga-
                      inations, under the supervision of a doctor.               tion to others.
                      Prerequisite: OPT120
                                                                                 PHI110        Political Philosophy    3 Credits
                      OPT305       Contact Lenses             3 Credits          Political philosophy is a branch of philosophy
                      This course will introduce the student to the              devoted to assessing the authority, legitimacy,
                      process of fitting various types of contact lens-          and justification of various kinds of political
                      es. Advantages and disadvantages of contact                arrangements. In this course, students will
                      lenses will be discussed, as well as external ocu-         become thoroughly familiar with major themes
                      lar anatomy and pathology relating to the                  in political philosophy. The aim of this course
                      wearing of contact lenses. Patient selection,              is to enable students to become familiar with
                      initial assessment, and evaluation for fitting             the general themes of political thought.
                      various contact lens materials and designs will
                      be discussed. The student will also learn effec-           PHI205        Critical Thinking       3 Credits
                      tive communication with and training of                    Students learn to think clearly by examining
                      patients in the proper care and handling of                the principles of proper reasoning. Practice in
                      contact lenses.                                            spotting fallacious arguments and misleading
                      Prerequisite: OPT100                                       ploys increases the student’s powers of writing,
                                                                                 speaking, and critical thinking.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: PHI105
                      Physical Development                                       PHI250        Philosophy Transfer
                      PED100       Defensive Tactics/                                          Credit                  3 Credits
                                   Fundamental                                   This course is used only as a way to accept
                                   Marksmanship               3 Credits          credit for a course transferred from another
                      This course provides instruction in the use of             college or university. No courses above the 200
                      force for self-defense and fundamental princi-             level will be accepted. This course is available
                      ples of handgun marksmanship. Specific topics              only when the student has taken a class not
                      covered will include, in part: legal theory, an            offered by Central Penn.
                      orientation to unarmed defensive techniques;
                                                                                 PHI305        Problems of Philosophy 3 Credits
                      tactical application of impact instruments;
                                                                                 Building on the foundation understanding of
                      physical and mechanical restraints; firearm
                                                                                 the philosophical study of ethics, students are
Course Descriptions

                      safety, nomenclature and marksmanship skills.
                                                                                 introduced to the key problems of philosophy
                      PED105       Yoga                       3 Credits          through the works of prominent philosophers
                      Yoga is the ancient practice of physical poses             such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant.
                      (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama),                Emphasis is placed on philosophical discus-
                      and meditation. Students will learn the history            sions of the nature of reality, the meaning of
                      of yoga and the philosophy behind it. They will            life, and the problem of certainty in a world of
                      then be introduced to various asanas, pranaya-             change.
                      ma, and meditation techniques. Emphasis will               Prerequisites: ENG200 and PHI105
                      be placed on incorporating yoga into one’s life
                                                                                 PHI310        Death and Dying         3 Credits
                      as a way to reduce stress and promote a healthy
                                                                                 A philosophical approach to the inevitability of
                      mind and body.
                                                                                 death. Students will explore the view of death
                                                                                 and dying held by the world’s major belief sys-
                      Philosophy                                                 tems. Readings will be drawn from philosophy,
                                                                                 science, religion, and literature.
                      PHI105       Ethics                     3 Credits          Prerequisite: ALH170 or PHI105
                      An introduction to the concepts, principles,
                      and theories involved in ethics. Emphasis is               PHI315        Business Philosophy     3 Credits
                      placed on the development of critical thinking             This course will explore the relevancy of phi-
                      skills as they apply to contemporary moral                 losophy to modern business practices. Going
                                                                                 beyond business ethics, students will apply
                                                                                 philosophical methods and theories to the

problem of “Corporate Excellence.” Using the                     Political Science
topics of Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Unity,
students will discuss current business and eco-                  POL200        The Origins of Modern
                                                                               Civil Liberties       3 Credits
nomic problems and develop an understanding
of what it means for a business to be both                       This course will trace the development of civil
financially successful and a contributing part of                liberties in America. The course will consider
society.                                                         several major topics including the Constitution
Prerequisite: BUS230                                             and Bill of Rights, the Civil War, Reconstruction
                                                                 and key court opinions. Other topics include
PHI320         Greek Philosophy              3 Credits           race and gender discrimination and sexual
In this course we will consider the answers that                 harassment. Emphasis will be on the historical
several ancient philosophers gave to many                        context which gave rise to modern civil liberties
metaphysical questions such as: What is the                      and civil rights.
nature of the cosmos? What are the things that
exist, and how many of them are there? How                       POL210        World Politics           3 Credits
do objects get the properties that they appear                   Provides a survey of world politics by examin-
to have? How is change possible? Students will                   ing traditional and contemporary issues and
examine the views of the pre-Socratics Thales,                   their impact on people and nations. Debates
Anaximader, Anaximenes, Pythagoras,                              and discussions are used to cover controversial
Heraclitus,     Parmenides,       Zeno,     and                  material and stimulate critical thinking.
Empedocles, as well as consider an in-depth                      Coverage will include various cultures and
reading of Plato and Aristotle.                                  non-democratic political systems.
Prerequisite: PHI105                                             POL225        Congress and the
PHI405         The Meaning of Life           3 Credits                         American Presidency      3 Credits
This course is an exploration, on a personal                     This is an advanced political science course
level, of the quest to find meaning, signifi-                    that examines the changing power relationship
cance, and purpose in life. Through selected                     between Congress and the American
readings from philosophy, mythology, litera-                     Presidency. The course will look at the tradi-
ture, and science, students will examine the                     tional powers the legislative and the executive
views of others and then discuss how these may                   branch enjoy and how the relationship between
be interpreted and incorporated into their own                   the two branches of government has shifted
lives. Students will evaluate their beliefs and                  over the years.

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
values with the goal of working towards dis-                     POL250        Political Science
covering how to lead a meaningful life.                                        Transfer Credit          3 Credits
Prerequisites: “C” or better in ENG200                           This course is used only as a way to accept
PHI410         The Philosophy of War 3 Credits                   credit for a course transferred from another
The objective of the course is to provide the                    college or university. No courses above the 200
student with a factual, conceptual, and analyti-                 level will be accepted. This course is available
cal framework for understanding the impact of                    only when the student has taken a class not
military conflicts. During this history seminar,                 offered by Central Penn.
the student will examine a number of philo-                      POL310        Public Policy            3 Credits
sophical issues that arise regarding the conduct                 The course is the study of the governmental
of warfare.                                                      decision-making processes based on the
Prerequisite: Any 200-level Philosophy or History course         administration of the political agenda. The
PHI415         Objectivism                   3 Credits           connection of public policy to the legislative
This course explores the philosophy of                           and electoral process will be discussed.
Objectivism, from its position on metaphysics                    Prerequisite: PHI110
and epistemology to the theories on laissez-                     POL320        State and Local
faire capitalism and the proper function of                                    Government               3 Credits
government in a free society.                                    This course introduces students to the role of
Prerequisite: PHI105                                             state and local governments in formulating
                                                                 policy. The course examines the federalist sys-

                      tem that disperses power and responsibility                    PSY105        Child Growth and
                      among federal, state, and local governments. It                              Development             3 Credits
                      will additionally study the changing nature of                 A study of childhood development from the
                      those roles and the future of state and local                  prenatal period through adolescence. The
                      governments in administering federal pro-                      practical aspects of child rearing are stressed.
                      grams.                                                         Special emphasis is placed on normal physical,
                      Prerequisite: POL225                                           social, and psychosocial growth so the student
                                                                                     can recognize normal development as well as
                      POL325          Conflicts in American                          deviations from the normal.
                                      Government                   3 Credits
                      This course is an analysis of the decision-mak-                PSY210        Medical Psychology      3 Credits
                      ing structure and processes of American                        In this course, the student studies the behav-
                      national government. Discussion will include                   ioral and psychological factors associated with
                      the role of political parties and interest groups              medical illness, pain, and disability. Emphasis
                      and the formation of public policy.                            is placed on the psychological adjustment of an
                      Controversies of select public policies such as:               individual and the family to the changes in
                      foreign policy, defense, health and welfare, civil             lifestyle that come about because of medical
                      liberties, and civil rights will be analyzed.                  illness/disability. Methods used to motivate
                      Prerequisite: Any Political Science course                     and impact behavior change in the treatment
                      POL390          Upper-Level Political
                                                                                     of these individuals are also emphasized.
                                                                                     Prerequisite: PSY100
                                      Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                    PSY250        Psychology Transfer
                      credit for a course transferred from another                                 Credit                  3 Credits
                      college or university. This course is available                This course is used only as a way to accept
                      only when the student has taken a class not                    credit for a course transferred from another
                      offered by Central Penn.                                       college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                                                     level will be accepted. This course is available
                      POL400          Model United Nations 3 Credits
                                                                                     only when the student has taken a class not
                      Model United Nations simulates the actual
                                                                                     offered by Central Penn.
                      policies and procedures of the United Nations.
                      Students will discuss current world issues                     PSY305        The Nature of
                      including, human rights, refugee treatment,                                  Consciousness           3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      crime prevention, drug trafficking, and eco-                   A scientific exploration of the latest theories
                      nomic development. Once the Model United                       about the nature of human consciousness.
                      Nations simulation begins, students are no                     Students will explore the biological, psycholog-
                      longer an individual student — but the repre-                  ical, and social mechanisms that influence and
                      sentative of a United Nations country.                         create human consciousness. Special attention
                      Prerequisite: BUS260 or POL200                                 is paid to emotions, intention, and propriocep-
                                                                                     Prerequisite: PSY100
                                                                                     PSY390        Upper-Level Psychology
                      PSY100          Psychology                   3 Credits                       Transfer Credit        3 Credits
                      This course is designed to be a broad survey to                This course is used only as a way to accept
                      expose students to the major areas of psychol-                 credit for a course transferred from another
                      ogy and to foster a basic understanding of the                 college or university. This course is available
                      concepts and vocabulary of the study. Topics to                only when the student has taken a class not
                      be covered include psychology as a science,                    offered by Central Penn.
                      maturation and development, intelligence and
                      psychometrics, perception, learning, personali-                PSY400        Forensic Psychology     3 Credits
                      ty, abnormal psychology, and therapies.                        This course explores the interface between psy-
                                                                                     chology and the law with an emphasis on the
                                                                                     relationship between psychological factors

evaluations and their use in legal contexts.                 PTA155         Physical Therapist
Areas to be discussed will include profiling,                               Assistant Procedures          3 Credits
methods of psychological evaluation, risk                    This course covers many of the basic duties of
assessment, criminal competencies, insanity,                 the physical therapist assistant. The course will
psychopathy, rights of children and adoles-                  discuss finance as related to healthcare. Course
cents, and juvenile justice.                                 content covers documentation, transfers, gait
Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course          sequence, assistive devices, gait training, pros-
                                                             thetic devices and training, introduction to
PSY410        Personality and                                goniometry, and massage.
              Behavior Traits              3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students                PTA210         Therapeutic Exercise          4 Credits
to the complexity of the human personality.                  This course provides to the physical therapist
The study includes an overview of theories in                assistant student an understanding of the basic
relations to human evolution, biological traits,             principles of therapeutic exercise including the
social construction, and institutions based on               use of exercise equipment, development of skill
research and limitations.                                    in the application and instruction of exercise,
Prerequisite: PSY100                                         and the indications, contraindications, and
PSY420        Abnormal Psychology          3 Credits
                                                             precautions for exercise prescription. This
This course presents students with a frame-                  course also covers exercise and manual tech-
work of definitions, descriptions, assessments,              niques for pulmonary physical therapy, the
and treatments of human disorders. A combi-                  obstetric patient, and treatment of lymphede-
nation of theory, research, and illustrative case            ma.
                                                             Prerequisites: PTA155 and PTA245
and film study is used to present the course
material.                                                    PTA245         Applied Kinesiology           4 Credits
Prerequisite: BIO105 or PSY100                               This course provides the student with an in-
                                                             depth study of the structure and function of the
                                                             musculoskeletal system. The student will learn
Physical Therapist Assistant                                 normal joint structure and function, muscle
PTA100        Fundamentals of                                function specific to each joint, and abnormal
              Physical Therapy             2 Credits         joint function. The laboratory portion of this
Fundamentals of Physical Therapy develops in                 course concentrates on the principles of physi-
the student an understanding of the concepts                 cal joint assessment including surface anatomy

                                                                                                                         Course Descriptions
and scope of physical therapy and its relation-              palpation, a review of goniometry, and instruc-
ship to other health care professions. The role              tion in manual muscle testing.
of the physical therapist, physical therapist                Prerequisites: ALH120, PTA100, and PTA155
assistant, and the physical therapy aide are dis-            PTA299         Internship for Physical
cussed with emphasis on supervisory                                         Therapist Assistant     3 Credits
relationship, professional ethics, and special               The internship experience at Central Penn uti-
terminology used in rehabilitation. Conditions               lizes the vital aspects of education to ensure
treated and procedures used are covered.                     success in employment. This hands-on oppor-
PTA145        Modalities                   4 Credits         tunity allows students to apply the knowledge
This course provides the student with an                     and skills learned in the classroom to the work-
understanding of the basic physical therapy                  ing environment.
modalities, including indications/contraindica-              Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                                                             requirements of the Physical Therapist Assistant program
tions, patient preparation, and documentation.
                                                             and to have passed all required competency tests
Emphasis will be placed on practical applica-
tion and skill development. Successful
completion of competency evaluations is
required for the course.
Prerequisite: ALH120 and ALH145

                      PTA300       Physical Therapist                           ical formations, and the impact human devel-
                                   Assistant Clinical                           opment has on the planet.
                                   Practice                  2 Credits
                      Clinical Practice is the initial field experience         SCI120       Holistic Health            3 Credits
                      for physical therapist assistant students. This           This course studies the attitudes and behaviors,
                      course affords students the opportunity to par-           which affect each individual’s health and well-
                      ticipate in the daily workings of a physical              ness. The physical, mental, social, and spiritual
                      therapy clinic and better understand the roles            dimensions of health will be discussed in detail
                      and duties of physical therapists and physical            using a holistic approach to wellness. This
                      therapist assistants. Students will be involved           course emphasizes each individual’s responsi-
                      in patient care, which is performed under the             bility for his or her own health through
                      direct supervision of a physical therapist, and           developing a healthy lifestyle.
                      requires that students have a sound under-                SCI200       Natural Disasters          3 Credits
                      standing of the principles of physical therapy            This course explores the threat of natural dis-
                      and a basic skill level for the procedures per-           asters caused by geological, atmospheric,
                      formed by a physical therapist assistant.                 spatial, oceanic, and human-influenced events.
                      Prerequisites: PTA145 and PTA155                          An understanding of the scientific principles
                      PTA305       Neurological                                 behind these events and the policies developed
                                   Rehabilitation            4 Credits          to provide awareness and preparation will be
                      This is a comprehensive course that provides              discussed.
                      the physical therapist assistant student with an
                                                                                SCI205       Peer Health Education 3 Credits
                      understanding of the basic principles of neuro-
                                                                                This course prepares students as peer health
                      logical rehabilitation of acute and chronic
                                                                                educators. Emphasis is placed on the process of
                      conditions. This course will teach students how
                                                                                accessing health information and exploring
                      to integrate their understanding of pathophys-
                                                                                personal health. Students will learn about
                      iology, fundamental principles of patient care
                                                                                making healthy decisions, obtaining current
                      procedures, kinesiology, and therapeutic exer-
                                                                                health information and accessing community
                      cise, and apply them to patients with
                                                                                health resources.
                      neurological diseases and injuries. This course
                      will teach students how to devise proper                  SCI210       The History of Science 3 Credits
                      patient instruction and application of specific           The emphasis of the course will be on the
Course Descriptions

                      neurological treatment techniques.                        nature of science: its history, philosophy,
                      Prerequisites: ALH230 and PTA210, or concurrent           methodology, and scientific research. However,
                      with PTA210                                               this course will also explore the collision of the
                                                                                sciences with society and its religious and social
                                                                                SCI215       Science and Nonsense:
                      SCI100       Basic Nutrition           3 Credits
                                                                                             Facts & Fads          3 Credits
                      The basic principles of good nutrition are uti-           This course touches upon the areas considered
                      lized in the planning of a well-balanced diet.            as “pseudoscience,” such as astrology, creation-
                      Emphasis is placed on those nutrients neces-              ism, holistic therapy, and paranormal
                      sary for normal health and development.                   phenomena. It provides a critical view of more
                      Included is diet planning for the healthy indi-           than a half-century of scientific frauds, hoaxes,
                      vidual, as well as those requiring special and            and other phony scientific theories.
                      therapeutic management.
                                                                                SCI250       Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits
                      SCI105       Earth Science             3 Credits
                                                                                This course is used only as a way to accept
                      This course is designed as a multi-disciplinary           credit for a course transferred from another
                      introduction to the physical aspects of the               college or university. No courses above the 200
                      planet. Topics will be approached as a systems            level will be accepted. This course is available
                      review starting with the history of the planet, a         only when the student has taken a class not
                      study of the forces that shape the Earth,                 offered by Central Penn.
                      including the oceans, atmosphere, and geolog-

SCI310        Geology                 3 Credits          SOC205         Sociology of Religion            3 Credits
This course covers the history of geologic               The social influence on religion raises many
events and fossil life through time. It details          fundamental questions, especially when faced
past geological events that produced the                 with a variety of religious traditions and inter-
Earth’s surface and influenced animal, plant,            pretations. This course explores the nature of
and human origins. The course also includes              religious beliefs and practices, both in an his-
the topics of natural hazards, land use, and             torical and contemporary context.
urban planning.                                          Prerequisite: Any History or Sociology course
Prerequisite: SCI105
                                                         SOC250         Sociology Transfer
SCI390        Upper-Level Science                                       Credit                           3 Credits
              Transfer Credit         3 Credits          This course is used only as a way to accept
This course is used only as a way to accept              credit for a course transferred from another
credit for a course transferred from another             college or university. No courses above the 200
college or university. This course is available          level will be accepted. This course is available
only when the student has taken a class not              only when the student has taken a class not
offered by Central Penn.                                 offered by Central Penn.
                                                         SOC390         Upper-Level Sociology
Sociology                                                               Transfer Credit       3 Credits
                                                         This course is used only as a way to accept
SOC100        Sociology               3 Credits          credit for a course transferred from another
Sociology is designed to present students with           college or university. This course is available
information relevant to four major areas of              only when the student has taken a class not
social, economic, and political concern: foun-           offered by Central Penn.
dations of society, social inequality, social
institutions, and social change. This is accom-          SOC400         Leadership in Society            3 Credits
plished through: lectures, guest speakers from           This course is designed to expose students to
government, private industry, and interest               leadership theories and influential social lead-
groups; field trips; and special projects.               ers throughout history. Student will be
                                                         familiarized with leaders that have inspired
SOC105        U.S. Minority Groups    3 Credits          social change and to modern leadership theo-
This course examines the concept of race and             rists.

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
ethnicity in the United States. The historical           Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
experience of various racial and ethnic groups
will be discussed. While the types of relation-          SOC410         Race and Gender                  3 Credits
ships (and the consequences of each) between             This course analyzes the concepts of race and
dominant and minority groups are explored.               gender among the many social institutions. A
                                                         critical examination of the influences high-
SOC110        Marriage and the Family 3 Credits          lighted by multicultural perspectives on race,
This course includes the study of successful             ethnicity, and gender.
relationships, the family functions, mate selec-         Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105
tion, communication, role equity, parenthood,
and marital growth and fulfillment.
                                                         Student Success
SOC200        Social Deviance         3 Credits
This course is designed to be a broad survey to          STS005         The Central Penn
expose students to the sociological aspects of                          Experience                       1 Credit
deviance. Topics to be covered include the               All new students are required to complete this
dynamics of deviance, what qualifies as deviant          course. They will develop personal, academic,
behavior in certain social settings and the pub-         and professional goals and learn to become a
lic reaction to it, society’s approach to sex,           more effective student. Students will be given
violence, theft, drugs and mental disorders, and         practical information that will encourage posi-
how the deviant should be treated.                       tive/helpful learning, reading, and study skills.
Prerequisite: PSY100 or SOC100                           This seminar will also review healthy campus
                                                         life, including college policies.

                      STS010        Student Success              3 Credits           TRV130       Concepts of
                      This course will prepare students for their col-                            Corporate Travel           3 Credits
                      lege experience through educational                            This course is designed to develop in the stu-
                      enrichment. Emphasis will be placed on mak-                    dent a basic working knowledge of travel
                      ing the transition from high school to college.                procedures in the business world. The differ-
                      Opportunities will be provided to develop and                  ences between corporate and leisure travel,
                      practice effective strategies, skills, and                     techniques for negotiating rates with service
                      approaches to learning with the goals of foster-               providers, choosing and working with a travel
                      ing independent learning and promoting                         agent, and career opportunities in corporate
                      success in college. Qualification for enrollment               travel are all explored.
                      in this course is determined during the admis-
                                                                                     TRV150       Meeting Planning and
                      sions process. See Admissions Information/                                  Management           3 Credits
                      Standardized Testing After Admission.                          This course provides a thorough analysis of the
                      STS300        Job Pursuit Seminar           1 Credit           meeting and convention industry and the rela-
                      Job Pursuit Seminar teaches the job seeker the                 tionship between the client organization, the
                      positive and beneficial concepts and skills of                 meeting planner, and the personnel at the
                      finding suitable and meaningful employment                     meeting site. Students will study the various
                      including self-appraisal, resume and cover let-                career opportunities available in the industry, as
                      ter preparation, sources of employment, and                    well as the steps necessary to insure a success-
                      interviewing techniques.                                       ful meeting or convention. In a comprehensive
                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of any 48 academic         final project, students will plan all details of a
                      credits                                                        meeting for one thousand attendees.
                                                                                     TRV200       SABRE Automation I         3 Credits
                      Travel                                                         This course is an intensive study of the airline
                                                                                     computer system and its functions in the
                      TRV100        Reservations/Tariffs I       3 Credits           tourism industry. All areas of airline reserva-
                      This course is an intensive study of and prac-                 tions, fares and rate calculations, and
                      tice in the preparation of domestic airline                    documentation are covered. The students are
                      reservations, computation of air fares, and                    trained on the school’s SABRE system.
                      completion of the airline ticket using current                 Prerequisite: TRV110
                      printed reference materials.
Course Descriptions

                                                                                     TRV210       SABRE Automation II 3 Credits
                      TRV110        Reservations/Tariffs II 3 Credits                This course is a continued study of the airline
                      This course is a continuation of                               computer system and its functions in the
                      Reservations/Tariffs I with particular emphasis                tourism industry. All areas of ground reserva-
                      on international air travel arrangements.                      tions, including hotels, AMTRAK, car rentals,
                      Prerequisite: TRV100                                           tours, and cruises are covered. The students are
                      TRV120        Domestic Tourism             3 Credits           trained on the school’s SABRE system.
                                                                                     Prerequisite: TRV200
                      This course provides complete instruction in the
                      techniques used to assist travelers in formulating             TRV220       Group Tour Operations 3 Credits
                      domestic itineraries. Terminology and reserva-                 An in-depth study of group tour travel
                      tion procedures, as well as documentation for                  arrangements to include tour planning and
                      the booking of accommodations, car rentals, rail               marketing, as well as tour escorting.
                      transportation, domestic, independent, and                     Prerequisites: TRV100 and TRV120
                      escorted tours are emphasized.
                                                                                     TRV230       Commercial Airline
                      TRV125        International Tourism        3 Credits                        Operations                 3 Credits
                      This course has an emphasis on international                   This course studies in detail day-to-day opera-
                      travel itineraries and foreign independent travel.             tions of the commercial airline industry. Areas
                                                                                     covered include the history of the industry, cur-
                                                                                     rent strategies, future trends, and a detailed
                                                                                     study of various jobs and career areas available.

TRV240       Flight Attendant                              TRV300         The Cruise Industry            3 Credits
             Concepts                   3 Credits          This course provides the student with informa-
This course is designed to cover the most basic            tion about how to obtain a job in the cruise
knowledge of aircraft flight attendants, includ-           industry with a thorough understanding of
ing self-preparation for job application.                  cruises, ship details, freighters, ports around
Provisions for practical experience and demon-             the world, and nautical terms. Students will
stration give the student sufficient understanding         also learn about selecting, pricing, selling, and
to accept airline specific training. Satisfactory          qualifying clients for cruise travel.
completion of the course could lead to a part-             Prerequisite: TRV110 or permission of the instructor
time position with local corporate flight
                                                           TRV310         Travel Agency
TRV250       Client Relations and                                         and Operations                 3 Credits
             Retail Travel Sales        3 Credits          This course is designed to familiarize the stu-
This course gives instruction in the effective             dent with various aspects of office procedures
handling of the general public. Emphasis is                in a travel agency, in addition to delving into
placed on the student developing a poised and              efficient agency management. Topics of discus-
communicative manner, perfecting telephone                 sion include filing systems, forms, office
techniques, improving salesmanship and cus-                equipment, travel services performed, mailings,
tomer service skills, developing positive mental           sales and marketing procedures for group and
attitudes, and recognizing and dealing with the            individual clients, opening a new agency, qual-
individuality of clients. Travel students must             ities of an effective agency personnel team,
successfully complete 30 hours in the College’s            commission structure, and cost controls.
travel agency.                                             Prerequisite: TRV125
Prerequisites: TRV100 or TRV120 or TRV125
                                                           TRV325         Travel and Hospitality
TRV260       Western Hemisphere                                           Marketing                      3 Credits
             Geography for                                 This course gives instruction in the successful
             Travel Professionals       3 Credits          marketing and sales of international travel and
This course will provide the Travel students               hospitality products and services. Emphasis is
with a practical and comprehensive introduc-               placed on the students developing a poised and
tion to those areas of the Western Hemisphere              communicative manner, creating marketing
that are most visited by tourists. Particular              strategies, improving salesmanship and cus-

                                                                                                                        Course Descriptions
emphasis is placed on specific destinations,               tomer service skills, developing a marketing
tourist attractions, climates, cultures, trans-            plan, and recognizing and satisfying the cus-
portation, and airport names and locations.                tomer.
Students will take the Geography for Travel
                                                           TRV350         Travel and Tourism
Professionals Test after completing both
                                                                          Seminar                        3 Credits
Western and Eastern Hemisphere courses.
                                                           This is a course that is taken in the student’s
TRV265       Eastern Hemisphere                            final term and utilizes the practical application
             Geography for                                 of all learned travel skills. Particular concentra-
             Travel Professionals       3 Credits          tion is placed on the completion of the overall
This course will provide the Travel students               travel transaction and introduction of new con-
with a practical and comprehensive introduc-               cepts in the industry. Travel students taking
tion to those areas of the Eastern Hemisphere              this course are responsible for management of
that are most visited by tourists. Particular              the school’s travel agency. Students will take
emphasis is placed on specific destinations,               the Travel Agency Proficiency Test at the com-
tourist attractions, climates, cultures, trans-            pletion of this course.
portation, and airport names and locations.                Prerequisite: Students in final term only or permission of
Students will take the Geography for Travel                the instructor
Professionals Test after completing both
Western and Eastern Hemisphere courses.

DIRECTORIES                                          Michelle K. Dangiuro, Professor of General
                                                       Education and Communications, MS and
                                                       BA, Shippensburg University
Board of Directors                                   John D. DeLeo, Paralegal Program Director,
                                                       Professor of Legal Studies, JD, Loyola
Charlotte F. Beason, Ed.D., RN, CNAA,
                                                       University School of Law; BA, The
  Executive Director, Kentucky Board of
                                                       Pennsylvania State University
  Nursing, Louisville, KY
                                                     Michael J. DiVecchio, Professor of Business
Thomas W. Beauduy, Esq., Deputy Director
                                                       Administration, MS, Lebanon Valley
  & Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin
                                                       College; BS, Indiana University of
  Commission, Harrisburg, PA
Thomas M. Fraticelli, Esq., Farrell &
                                                     Robert M. Donley, Professor of Legal
  Fraticelli, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Studies, JD, Temple University School of
Michael Gresalfi, Ph.D., Special Assistant
                                                       Law; BA, Messiah College
  and Department of Energy Representative,
                                                     Daniela A. Feenstra, Professor of Business
  Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U.S.
                                                       Administration, MBA and BS, The
  Department of Homeland Security,
                                                       Pennsylvania State University
  Washington, DC
                                                     Mary S. Flagg, Professor of Information
Robert C. Grubic, P.E., President, Herbert,
                                                       Technology, MS, Wichita State University;
  Rowland, & Grubic, Inc. (HRG),
                                                       MS, Texas A&M University; BA, LaVerne
  Harrisburg, PA
William Kobel, Director, Strategic Planning
                                                     Kathryn E. Hepner, Professor of Business
  and Expansion, JPL Productions,
                                                       Administration, MBA, Mount Saint
  Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Mary’s College; BS, Slippery Rock
Todd A. Milano, President, Central
                                                       University; Argosy University (ABD)
  Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
                                                     Patrick J. Hughes, Professor of General
Donald N. Miller, Executive Director
                                                       Education, MS, Shippensburg University;
  (retired), Global Human Resources, AMP,
                                                       BS, Kutztown University
  Inc., Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Maria C. James, Professor of General
Judith A. Redlawsk, Director of Aviation
                                                       Education, MS and BA, Shippensburg
  Services and Pilot, HARSCO Corporation,
                                                       University; Rosemont College
  New Cumberland, PA
                                                     Roger D. Kelley, Professor of General
Glenn W. Zehner, Ed.D., Executive Director,
                                                       Education and Communications, MS and
  Capital Area Intermediate Unit,
                                                       BA, Shippensburg University; Duquesne
  Summerdale, PA
                                                       University (ABD)
                                                     Nikki A. Marhefka, Medical Assisting
Full-Time Faculty                                      Program Director, Professor of Allied
                                                       Health, EdM, Temple University; BS,
Brian D. Baker, CPP, Professor of Criminal             University of Pittsburgh
  Justice, MA, Union Institute and                   Jennifer A. Neumyer, Chair, General
  University; BS, The Pennsylvania State               Education and Library Director, MLS,
  University                                           Clarion University; BA, The Pennsylvania
Daniel J. Benny, CPP, PCI, CFE, CCO,                   State University
  Professor and Program Director of                  Nicole D. Patterson, DPT, ACCE, Professor
  Homeland Security Management and                     of Allied Health, DPT, Slippery Rock
  Intelligence Programs, MA, Vermont                   University; BS, Mount Saint Mary’s
  College of Norwich University; Diploma,              College
  United States Naval War College; BA,               Diane D. Pickel, Professor of Business
  Alvernia College; Capella University                 Administration, MBA and BS, The
Terri L. Campbell, CAS, CTC, DS, Professor             Pennsylvania State University
  of Business Administration, BS and AAS,            Steven K. Sands, International Studies
  Central Pennsylvania College, Institute of           Program Director, MBA, University of
  Certified Travel Agents; California                  Tennessee; BS, Bradley University; Argosy
  University of Pennsylvania                           University

Brian J. Shelley, Lancaster Center Faculty,          Jairee A. Counterman, MEd, Shippensburg
  PhD, Oxford Graduate School; MA,                      University; BS, East Stroudsburg
  Moody Graduate School; BS, Lancaster                  University
  Bible College                                      Mark Crescenzi, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP,
Lynn E. Shuster, Professor of Business                  MS, The Pennsylvania State University;
  Administration, MS, Strayer University;               BS, University of Pittsburgh
  BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;            Kelly M. Davis, Esq., JD, Widener University
  Academy of Real Estate                                School of Law; BA, Indiana University of
Erin M. Sparler, Professor of General                   Pennsylvania
  Education and Digital Arts, MFA, The               Sylvia R. DeAngelo, MBA, University of
  Academy of Art, San Francisco; BFA,                   Phoenix; BS, St. Francis University
  University of Vermont                              Kathleen Dormer-Carusone, JD, Widener
Harve A. Tannenbaum, Professor of                       University School of Law; BA, University
  Information Technology, MLS, University               of Central Florida
  of Pittsburgh; BS, Clarion University              Osvaldo Espinosa, JD, Widener University
Carrie D. Widdowson, Chair, Associate                   School of Law; BA, University of Puerto
  Degree Programs, MEd, The Pennsylvania                Rico
  State University; BSEd, Indiana University         F. William Finnerty, Jr., MS, Shippensburg
  of Pennsylvania                                       University; BS, Mansfield University
Krista M. Wolfe, DPT, ATC, Physical                  Raymond C. Flagg, MS, Texas A&M
  Therapist Assistant Program Director,                 University; BS, LaVerne College
  Professor of Allied Health, DPT and BS,            Marianne K. Fogelsanger, JD, Widener
  Slippery Rock University                              University School of Law; BA, The
                                                        Pennsylvania State University
                                                     Mark Foster, CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA,
Part-Time Faculty                                       CCDA, BA, The Pennsylvania State
Amy Antonucci, MS, The University of                    University
  Delaware; MS and BS, The Pennsylvania              Robert X. Ge, MS, University of Cincinnati
  State University                                   Stahsha Giffing, MJ, Temple University; BA,
Matthew Berra, MS, The Pennsylvania State               York College of Pennsylvania
  University; BS, United States Naval                Adam M. Goldfeder, JD, Widener University
  Academy                                               School of Law; BA, The Pennsylvania
Earl R. Beyer, JD, Widener University School            State University
  of Law; DPM, Ohio College of Podiatric             Randolph Greber, OD, Pennsylvania College
  Medicine; BS, Temple University                       of Optometry; MS, Shippensburg
Robert P. Bakibinga, PhD, Madison                       University; BS, Manhattan College
  University; MS, Odessa Civil Engineering           Lin Guo, CCNP, CCNA, MS, Herbert
  Institute                                             Lehman College, The City University of
M. Jeannie Bower, BSEd, The Pennsylvania                New York
  State University                                   Carl E. Heininger, MS, University of
John W. Brougher, CCNA, BS, Millersville                Virginia; BS, Central Pennsylvania College;
  University                                            AST, ITT Technical Institute
La Donna D. Buffington, MS, Bloomsburg               Earl M. Henry, MBA, Mount Saint Mary’s
  University; BS, Shippensburg State College            College; BBA, The Pennsylvania State
Gerald Burkhart, Jr., MA, Seton Hall                    University
  University; BS, The College of New Jersey          Graham S. Hetrick, L.F.D., B.C.F.E., BA,
John R. Cherry, JD, Dickinson School of                 York College of Pennsylvania
  Law of The Pennsylvania State University;          Thomas J. Hughes, MS, BS, and BA,
  BA, Franklin & Marshall College                       Shippensburg University
Jennifer M. Chunn, MA, University of                 Sughra A. Husain, PhD, MEd, and BEd, A.
  Louisiana at Monroe; BA, Northeast                    M. University; BA, Isabella Thoburn
  Louisiana University                                  College

Terry Kennedy, MEd, Shippensburg                         Adam Shope, MS and BS, Shippensburg
   University; BS, The Pennsylvania State                  University
   University                                            Pamela Green Shuman, Esq., JD, The
John F. Kilduff, MS, Syracuse University; BS,              Dickinson School of Law; M Ed,
   Shippensburg University                                 University of North Florida; MA,
Charles W. Koplinski, BA, University of                    University of London; MA, Bryn Mawr
   Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois -           College; BA, Ursinus College
   Champaign - Urbana                                    Randy Stambaugh, MBA and BS, Saint
Robert L. Lamb, MA, American University;                   Regis University
   BS, Temple University                                 Gregory A. Thomas, MPA, The Pennsylvania
David A. Larson, Sr., MA, U.S. Naval War                   State University; BS, Shippensburg
   College, Newport, RI; MA, Central                       University
   Michigan University, Hawaii Campus; BS,               Diane R. Timme, RN, CMA, RN, Lancaster
   Hawaii Pacific College; Northcentral                    Institute for Health Education; BS,
   University                                              Albright College; ASB, Central
Kathryn L. Magill, BS, The Pennsylvania                    Pennsylvania College
   State University                                      Donald J. VanBoskirk, DC, Palmer College
Spencer R. Martin, CPA, BS, The                            of Chiropractic; BS, State University of
   Pennsylvania State University                           New York, College of Oneonta
Joanne E. Matusko, JD, Widener University                Erika L. Wilkinson, M Ed, Bloomsburg
   School of Law; MBA, Lebanon Valley                      University; BS, State University of New
   College; BS, Beaver College; AS,                        York at Oneonta
   Hahnemann University School of Allied                 Karen P. Woodring, MA, The Pennsylvania
   Health Professions                                      State University; BA, University of
Kathleen McKernan, MBA and BA, Rutgers,                    Delaware
   The State University of New Jersey                    Scott Woolf, MS and BA, Shippensburg
Karen A. Mitchell, MS, The University of                   University
   Kansas; BA, Mary Washington College                   James M. Zugay, Esq., JD, Widener
Kelley A. Morrison, MA, University of                      University School of Law; BA,
   Phoenix; BA, Villanova University                       Shippensburg University
Mary Neagley, MS, State University of New                Mary Jane Zygmont, MBA and BBA,
   York College at Albany; BS, State                       Georgia State University
   University of New York College at
Christine O’Leary-Rockey, MA, The                        Administrative Staff
   Pennsylvania State University; MA,                    Dilip Abayasekara, Special Assistant to the
   Lancaster Theological Seminary; BA,                     President, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth
   Towson University                                       University; BS, University of Florida; AA,
Daniel M. Ramond, MS, University of                        Palm Beach Junior College; DTM, AS,
   Maryland; BS, University of New York                    Toastmasters International
Michael Romano, CCNA, CCNP, BA,                          Lezli Austen, Public Relations Associate, MS,
   Eastern College                                         University of Illinois; BS, Iowa State
Audrie Z. Schaller, MBA, George                            University
   Washington University; BA, The John                   Anne E. Bayley, Associate Admissions
   Hopkins University                                      Director, Transfer Coordinator, BS,
Michael L. Seavers, CCNA, MBA, The                         Shippensburg University
   Pennsylvania State University; MS,                    Beatriz Bayona, Continuing Education
   Villanova University; BS, Shippensburg                  Assistant, AS, Universidad Centro
   University; The Pennsylvania State                      Colombiano
   University                                            Tara Blomvall, Admissions Counselor, BA,
Jean A. Shaw, JD, Widener University School                Temple University
   of Law; BS, Saint Francis College

Alvin E. Bock, Systems Manager, BS, Central           Amy L. Green, Assistant Director of
  Pennsylvania College; ASB, Central                    Admissions, Central Pennsylvania College
  Pennsylvania Business School                        Rodney Groff, Facilities Director, BS, Eastern
Donna F. Booton, Finance, Associate                     Mennonite University
  Director, Maryland Medical Secretarial              Lora Haffey, Students Accounts Assistant,
  School                                                AS, Central Pennsylvania College
Katie L. Borrelli, Admissions Director, BA,           Elizabeth Haldeman, Lancaster Center
  University of Pittsburgh                              Administrative Assistant, ASB,
Stephanie L. Bortz, Payroll/Benefits                    Consolidated School of Business; Central
  Accounting Associate, Harrisburg Area                 Pennsylvania College
  Community College                                   Sue Hartman, Student Services Assistant
Linda Buffington, Assistant to the President,         Steve Hassinger, Career Services Director,
  Central Pennsylvania College                          BA, The Pennsylvania State University
Kristi A. Castanzo, Graphics Specialist, BFA,         Walter Hilliard, Retention and Placement
  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania                   Coordinator, BS, Kutztown University
Keith Cohick, Part-time Librarian, MLS and            Robyn Holder, Marketing Assistant, BS, The
  MEd, University of Pittsburgh; BA,                    Pennsylvania State University; Gonzaga
  Dickinson College                                     University
Shaun C. Cooney, Housing and Security                 Lalena Jimenez, Receptionist, Central
  Director, Student Services, BS and AS,                Pennsylvania College
  Central Pennsylvania College                        Russell G. Kulp, Director, Enrollment, EdM,
Sarah J. Davidson, Events Planner                       Temple University; BCS, Benjamin
  Coordinator, Admissions, BFA, Kutztown                Franklin University
  University                                          Sandra Lancaster, Admissions Office
Heather Doyle, Electronic Communications                Manager, Central Pennsylvania College
  Specialist, MS and BA, Shippensburg                 Matthew Lane, Public Relations Director,
  University                                            BA, Loyola College
Mark Easteadt, Admissions Counselor, BA,              Amy Lloyd, Financial Aid Counselor, MEd,
  Messiah College                                       Indiana University of Pennsylvania; BA,
Kendra Ferguson, Communications                         University of Pittsburgh
  Specialist, BA, The Pennsylvania State              Nancy D. Lockwood, Assistant Registrar,
  University                                            Records and Registration, AS, Minnesota
Shawn Flickinger, Safety and Security Officer           School of Business, Rochester Area
Kelly Fox, Financial Planning Coordinator,              Community College
  BS, Clarion University                              Barbara Maroney, Continuing Education
Richard S. Fox, Business & Educational                  Dean Summerdale, MEd and BSW,
  Partnerships Coordinator, BA and BSEd,                Temple University; Indiana University of
  Shippensburg University                               Pennsylvania (ABD)
Louise Furlong, Help Desk Manager, BA,                Mary M. McQuinn, Human Resources,
  Thiel College                                         Training and Development Director, MA,
Tom Gannon, Vice President Administration,              The Pennsylvania State University; BA,
  MBA, KGSM/Northwestern University;                    Shippensburg University
  MS Computer Science, Polytechnic                    Todd A. Milano, President, BS, Purdue
  University; BS, United States Military                University
  Academy                                             Kenneth D. Miller, Safety and Security
Linda Geissler, Administrative Assistant,               Officer
  Academic Affairs, ASB, Maria College                Richard Miller, Safety and Security Officer
Roger Getz, Librarian, MLS, Clarion                   Janice R. Moore, Student Services Dean,
  University; BA, York College                          EdM, Temple University; BS, The
Wilbur E. Gray, Director, Information                   Pennsylvania State University
  Resources, MA, University of Southern               Elizabeth Morgan, Assistant to the Vice
  California; MS, DIA Joint Military                    President, Goldey Beacom Business School
  Intelligence College; BA, Clemson                   Elizabeth A. Morgan, Part-time Librarian,
  University                                            BA, Mansfield University; Clarion
Craig A. Munns, Academic Dean, MS,                    Ronnice T. Terry, Transcript Evaluator, BS,
  Pacific Graduate School of Psychology;                Duquesne University; ASB, Central
  MA, University of Miami; BA, Lycoming                 Pennsylvania Business School; The
  College                                               Pennsylvania State University
Don Nies, Facilities Services                         Richard Varmecky, CPA, Chief Financial
Mitchell Patterson, Admissions Counselor,               Officer, BA, St. Vincent College
  MS, City University of New York at                  Melissa Vayda, Vice President and Chief
  Hunter College; BA, State University of               Academic Officer, EdD, Argosy University;
  New York at Buffalo                                   MA, The Pennsylvania State University;
Stacey Pierce, Admissions Office, Data Entry            BA, Dickinson College
  Clerk, BS, Central Pennsylvania College             Michelle S. Walter, Admissions Counselor,
Lynne Pinkerton, Lancaster Center                       Continuing Education, AS, Central
  Admissions Counselor, BS, Clarion                     Pennsylvania College
  University                                          Ron Wells, Facilities Services
Don Reinhart, Safety and Security Officer             Mary E. Wetzel, Marketing Services
William F. Rhinier, Jr., Lancaster Center,              Director, BSEd, Shippensburg University
  Part-time Administrative Assistant, AAS,            Betsy K. White, Administrative Assistant,
  Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology;               Academic Affairs
  Central Pennsylvania College                        Sherry A. Youtz, Financial Aid Counselor,
Shannon Rohner, Interim Lancaster Center                BS, Elizabethtown College
  Coordinator, BS and ASB, Central
  Pennsylvania College                                ADVISORY COUNCIL
Vickie Saltzer, Part-time Librarian, BS,
  Kutztown University; Clarion University
Joseph A. Scott, Jr., Admissions Counselor,           Business Administration
  Continuing Education
Tiffany N. Scott, Lancaster Center, Financial
  Planning Coordinator for Continuing                 R. Pete Gum, Chief Executive Officer,
  Education, BS, Pennsylvania College of                Harrisburg Builders Exchange,
  Technology                                            Harrisburg, PA
Kathy J. Shepard, Financial Aid Director, BA,         Paula Pottinger, HERSHA, New
  University of Pittsburgh                              Cumberland, PA
Stephen D. Shoemaker, Registrar, Records              Paul Sheaffer, Jr., Controller, IntelliMark,
  and Registration, MBA, The Pennsylvania               Mechanicsburg, PA
  State University; BS, Shippensburg                  Tom Welsh, Hamilton & Musser, PC CPAs,
  University                                            Mechanicsburg, PA
Brody Simmons, Lancaster Center
  Admissions Counselor, ASB, Consolidated             Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  School of Business; Central Pennsylvania
  College                                             Kristin Blain, Human Resource
Kerri Smith, Accounting/Accounts Payable                Representative, Rite Aid Corp,
  Associate, BS, Shippensburg University                Harrisburg, PA
Christine Spotts, Continuing Education                Bill Delone, Human Resources Advisor,
  Counselor, MA, Villanova University; BS,              AMP, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
  West Chester University                             Patrick M. Smith, Realtor, The Homestead
Rick V. Stambaugh, Information Systems                  Group, Inc., Camp Hill, PA
  Director, AST, Electronics Institute;               Finance
  Strayer University
Eva Clare Stein, Lancaster Center Dean, MS,           Chad Bowser, Representative, Primerica
  University of Southern California; BS,                Financial Services, Fort Washington, PA
  Northern Michigan University;                       Michael S. Midtvedt, Sr., Financial Advisor,
  Northcentral University (ABD)                         Prudential Securities, Lemoyne, PA
                                                      James Poole, Financial Advisor, PRIMERI-
                                                        CA Financial Services, Dillsburg, PA

Management                                           Chad Edwards, Executive Director, The
                                                       Harrisburg Broadcast Network, Harrisburg,
Kory Campbell, Assistant Manager, Wal-                 PA
  Mart, Harrisburg, PA                               D. Trevor Evans, Asst. Director, Center for
Robert Crocket, Owner, Crocket Financial               Social Work Education, Widener
  Services, Williamsport, PA                           University, Harrisburg, PA
Stephen Garrett, Agent/Trainor, American             Ann Sharp, MSW, Marketing Coordinator,
  General INS, Montorsville, PA                        Arden Courts, Harrisburg, PA
Robert Kelly, President, Faber Burner
  Company, Lock Haven, PA
                                                     Law and Science
                                                     Allied Health
Amy Beamer, Partner, Pavone, Harrisburg,
 PA                                                  John F. Andren, OD, Harrisburg, PA
Matthew Daughenbaugh, Circulation                    David M. Armesto, MD, Armesto Eye
 Marketing Supervisor, The Sentinel,                   Associates, Mechanicsburg, PA
 Carlisle, PA                                        Mark B. Cohen, OD, FAAO, Harrisburg, PA
Matthew Potter, Senior Team Leader, Target           Charles E. Darowish, DO, FAAP, Darowish
 Stores, Harrisburg, PA                                and Associates, PC, Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Randolph Greber, OD, MS, FAAO, Greber
Office Administration                                  Associates, Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Amanda Karl, CPC, Oculoplastic
Andra Dobson, Manager, Administrative                  Consultants, Harrisburg, PA
  Services, Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Camp           Joyce Morley, RN, Manager, Good Hope
  Hill, PA                                             Family Physician, PC, Enola, PA
Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino             James Porubiansky, OD, Frackville, PA
  and Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA                   Franklin T. Seidlich, MD, FACOG,
Lori Gonsar, COBRA/401K Administrator,                 Harrisburg, PA
  Select Medical Corporation,
  Mechanicsburg, PA                                  Physical Therapist Assistant
Linda L. Ward, Supervisor, Pennsylvania Blue
  Shield, Camp Hill, PA                              Tamara L. Bronson, PT / Athletic Trainer,
                                                        Drayer Physical Therapy Institute,
Travel and Tourism Operations                           Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Brian Cardin, PT, C.Ped. ,Cardin and Miller
Elaine Balducci, Area Manager, SATO                     Physical Therapy, Carlisle, PA
  Travel, Alexandria, VA                             Jim Clahane, PT, Drayer Physical Therapy
Harry Cheadle, CTC, AAA Travel,                         Institute, Harrisburg, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                     Claudia Gazsi, PT, MHA, Assistant
Margaret Richcreek, Owner, Richcreek                    Professor, Director of Clinical Education,
  Vacation Center, Harrisburg, PA                       Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Roxanne Steel, Business Development                  Jennifer Harlacher, DPT, HealthSouth
  Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami,                Rehab Hospital of York, York, PA
  FL                                                 Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Kauffman-
                                                        Gamber Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA
General Education                                    Patricia Rohde, PT, CCCE, PinnacleHealth
                                                        Systems, Harrisburg, PA
Madeleine Bowman, IT Specialist, National            Jerry J. Smith, PTA / Clinical Marketing
  Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola,               Representative, Keystone Rehab Systems,
  PA                                                    Camp Hill, PA
Tom Castanzo, PrincipalPrimo 106,
  Harrisburg, PA
Vincent L. Champion, Esq., Attorney-
  at-Law, Rhoads and Sinon LLP,
  Harrisburg, PA
Criminal Justice                                       Kathryn J. Peifer, Esq., Executive Director,
                                                         Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client
Regina Bellish, Victims Compensation                     Security, Mechanicsburg, PA
  Division, Pennsylvania Commission on                 Georgia Procope, Human Resource
  Crime and Delinquency (PCCD),                          Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency, New
  Harrisburg, PA                                         Cumberland, PA
Mary Ann Cebulesky, Defense Intelligence               James M. Zugay, Esq., Recorder of Deeds,
  Agency (DIA) (retired), West Fairview, PA
                                                         Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA
Terry Davis, Director, Dauphin County Adult
  Probation and Parole, Harrisburg, PA                 Paralegal
Dave L. Falgoust, Director, Security Services,
  Pinnacle Health Systems, Harrisburg, PA              Naomi Atkins, Part-time Faculty, Central
Beth Gardner, Department of Corrections,                  Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
  Division of Planning/Research/Statistics/            Sheila Britt, Esq., Attorney, Dauphin County
  Grants, Camp Hill, PA                                   Domestic Relations, Harrisburg, PA
Sgt. Harold F. Hartman, Pennsylvania State             Jennifer Brown, Paralegal, Surety
  Police (retired), Harrisburg, PA                        Administrators, Reading, PA
Graham S. Hetrick, F.D., B.C.F.E., Dauphin             Brandi Buckles, Paralegal, PHEAA,
  County Coroner, Harrisburg, PA                          Harrisburg, PA
John Kilduff, Vice President, Pennsylvania             Rita Frealing-Shultz, Esq., Attorney-at-Law,
  League of Credit Unions, Harrisburg, PA                 Pennsylvania Department of Public
Thomas R. Klinger, III, Federal Corrections               Welfare, Harrisburg, PA
  Specialist, Federal Bureau of Prisons,               Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino &
  Lewisburg, PA                                           Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
Christy J. McElhinny, Special Agent, Federal           Heidi Graybill, Paralegal, Post and Schell,
  Bureau of Probation and Parole,                         Lancaster, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                       Genesis Griffin, Paralegal, Nationwide
Dennis McMaster, Chief of Police, East                    Insurance, Harrisburg, PA
  Pennsboro Township, Enola, PA                        Kelly J. Helsel, Paralegal, Fundamental
William J. Page, Law Enforcement Instructor,              Administrative Services, Sparks, MD
  Cumberland Perry Area Vocational                     Joe Ricci, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Lavery,
  Technical School, Mechanicsburg, PA                     Faherty, Young & Patterson, Harrisburg,
Todd Rudy, Trooper, Pennsylvania State                    PA
  Police, Harrisburg, PA                               Jean Shaw, Esq., Staff Attorney, Nationwide
Timothy Shellenberger, Corporate Director,                Insurance Company, Harrisburg, PA
  Safety and Security, Hershey                         Ty Trainor, Financial Consultant, Wienkin
  Entertainment and Resort Company,                       and Associates, Camp Hill, PA
  Hershey, PA                                          Amy Williams, Office Manager, Wix,
Serell Ulrich, Part-time Faculty, Criminal                Wenger & Weidner, Harrisburg, PA
  Justice, Central Pennsylvania College,
  Summerdale, PA
Legal Studies
                                                       Ebby Abraham, PA Department of
Captain John Cherry, U.S. Marines, Judge                  Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, PA
  Advocate on Active Duty, 4th Marine                  Michael W. Bottomley, Senior Systems
  Corp Recruiting District, New                           Engineer, EDS, Camp Hill, PA
  Cumberland, PA                                       Joanne Stone Drabenstadt,
Karen Comery, Senior Deputy Prosecutor,                   Supervisor/Secretary, House of
  Office of the District Attorney, York                   Representatives, Harrisburg, PA
  County, York, PA                                     Mark Foster, Foster Consulting, Harrisburg, PA
Adam Goldfeder, Assistant Counsel, U.S.                Carl Heininger, CAIU, Summerdale, PA
                                                       Kathir Ramalingam, Hewlett Packard,
  Navy - Office of General Counsel,
                                                          Harrisburg, PA
  Mechanicsburg, PA
                                                       Julie Snyder, Transfer Tech, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Greg Taylor, Tyco, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Kerry Tenhuisen, Transfer Tech, Harrisburg, PA

ACADEMIC                                             Fall Term 2008
                                                     Monday, October 6, 2008 - Fall term begins
CALENDAR·2007-2008                                   Thursday, November 27, 2008 - College closed
Summer Term 2007                                     - affected classes see Blackboard*
Monday, July 9, 2007 – Summer term begins            Friday, November 28, 2008 - College closed -
Monday, September 3, 2007 - College closed           affected classes see Blackboard*
- affected classes see Blackboard*                   Saturday, November 29, 2008 - College closed
Saturday, September 22, 2007 - Summer term           - affected classes see Blackboard*
ends                                                 Sunday, November 30, 2008 - College closed
                                                     Saturday, December 20, 2008 - Fall term ends
Fall Term 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007 - Fall term begins           Winter Term 2009
Thursday, November 22, 2007 - College                Monday, January 5, 2009 - Winter term
closed - affected classes see Blackboard*            begins
Friday, November 23, 2007 - College closed -         Saturday, March 21, 2009 - Winter term ends
affected classes see Blackboard*
                                                     Spring Term 2009
Saturday, November 24, 2007 - College
                                                     Monday, April 6, 2009 - Spring term begins
closed - affected classes see Blackboard*
                                                     Monday, April 13, 2009 - College closed -
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - College closed
                                                     affected classes see Blackboard*
Saturday, December 22, 2007 - Fall term ends
                                                     Monday, May 25, 2009 - College closed -
Winter Term 2008                                     affected classes see Blackboard*
Monday, January 7, 2008 - Winter term                Saturday, June 20, 2009 - Spring term ends
begins                                               * Note: During holiday related closings students are
Saturday, March 22, 2008 - Winter term ends          responsible for Blackboard related course work. If your
                                                     class meeting time is impacted by a holiday closing,
Spring Term 2008                                     faculty will post an assignment online prior to the hol-
Monday, April 7, 2008 - Spring term begins           iday closing, with an indicated due date. Failure to
Monday, May 26, 2008 - College closed -              access and complete the assignment constitutes a failing
affected classes see Blackboard*                     grade for the lesson and an absence. It is the student’s
Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Spring term ends           responsibility to make sure he/she understands the
                                                     expectations of the faculty.
Summer Term 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008 - Summer term begins
for Evening students
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Summer term
begins for Day students
Monday, July 14, 2008 - Day classes follow
Tuesday schedule
Monday, September 1, 2008 - College closed
- affected classes see Blackboard*
Saturday, September 20, 2008 - Summer term

IMPORTANT DATES &                                   February 7, 2008 – Employer Mock
EVENTS                                              February 13, 2008 – Employer Mock
July 8, 2007 – New Student Move-in Day                                    Interviews
July 9, 2007 – New Student Orientation              February 18, 2008 – Winter Visit Day
July 14, 2007 – Showcase Saturday                   February 19, 2008 – CPEC Job and
July 18, 2007 – Part-time Job Fair                                        Internship Fair
August 7, 2007 – Employer Mock Interviews           February 28, 2008 – Employer Mock
August 11, 2007 – Saturday Visit Day                                       Interviews
August 15, 2007 – Employer Mock Interviews          March 5, 2008 – Spring Career Expo
September 6, 2007 – Networking Reception            March 7 & 8, 2008 – Closer Look Weekend
September 7, 2007 – Friday Information              April 4, 2008 – Guidance Counselor
                       Session                                            Luncheon
October 7, 2007 – New Student Move-in Day           April 7, 2008 – New Student Move-in
October 8, 2007 – New Student Orientation             Day/New Student Orientation
October 20, 2007 – Fall Harvest                     April 12, 2008 – Junior Reception
October 20, 2007 – Saturday Visit Day               April 15, 16, & 17, 2008 – Spring Discovery
October 31, 2007 – Fall Career Expo                                                Days
November 6, 2007 – Employer Mock                    April 24, 2008 – Networking Reception
                       Interviews                   May 2, 2008 – Commencement
November 8, 2007 – Employer Mock                    May 6, 2008 – Employer Mock Interviews
                       Interviews                   May 8, 2008 – Employer Mock Interviews
November 14, 2007 – Employer Mock                   May 14, 2008 – Business Partner of the Year
                        Interviews                                     Breakfast
November 17, 2007 – Fall Open House                 May 16, 2008 – Friday Information Session
December 8, 2007 – Saturday Visit Day               June 13, 2008 – Friday Information Session
January 7, 2008 – New Student Move-in               July 7, 2008 – New Student Move-in Day
  Day/New Student Orientation                       July 8, 2008 – New Student Orientation
January 19, 2008 – Saturday Visit Day               July 12, 2008 – Showcase Saturday
February 5, 6, & 7, 2008 – Winter Discovery         July 23, 2008 – Part-time Job Fair
February 5, 2008 – Employer Mock

Career Expo – On-campus job fair for Central               New Student Move-in – New resident stu-
Penn students and alumni.                                  dents move into their campus residences.
Discovery Days – Prospective students get the              New Student Orientation – (Mandatory) New
chance to sit in on classes and tour the campus            freshmen will receive workshops to orient
with a current student in their desired major.             them to the college campus and prepare them
                                                           for academic success.
Employer Mock Interview Program – An
opportunity for senior students to engage in a             Open House – Campus is open to the public
mock interview with area human resource pro-               for tours, program presentations, demonstra-
fessionals to enhance interview skills and                 tions, and question-and-answer sessions.
network for employment opportunities.
                                                           Part-time Job Fair – A job fair, which intro-
Fall Harvest – Current students and their fam-             duces students to area employers seeking
ilies, as well as, alumni celebrate Central Penn’s         part-time employees.
Homecoming and join the campus communi-
ty for a fun-filled day.                                   Placement Exams – These mandatory exams
                                                           are administered to deposited students attend-
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)                  ing Central Penn.
Days – A day of workshops for FBLA Clubs
which include a keynote speaker, mini-ses-                 Preview Days – Saturday visits set aside for
sions, lunch, and a tour of the campus.                    prospective students and their families to visit
Pre-registration is required.                              the campus and meet with the admissions
Networking Reception – An opportunity for
students to engage in a business networking                Showcase Saturday – Prospective students and
experience with area human resource profes-                families can visit the campus and sit in on pro-
sionals and alumni.                                        gram presentations, financial aid presentations,
                                                           and tour the campus.

Directions to Central Pennsylvania College
   FROM THE EAST - Take I-76 West (PA                               FROM THE SOUTH - Take I-83 North
Turnpike) get off at Exit 247 (Harrisburg                        to Rt. 581 West (Exit 41A). Follow Rt. 581
East). Take center lane to I-83 North toward                     West to I-81 North (Exit 1A). Take I-81 to
Hazleton/Lewistown. Follow signs to I-81.                        Exit 65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the
Take I-81 South toward Carlisle. Take Exit 65                    first red light and turn right onto Valley Road.
(Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the first red                     Travel one mile. The campus of Central Penn
light and turn right onto Valley Road. Travel                    is on the left at the intersection of Valley Road
one mile. The campus of Central Penn is on                       and B Street.
the left at the intersection of Valley Road and                     Or...
B Street.                                                           Take Rt. 15 to Rt. 581 West. Follow Rt. 581
   Or...                                                         West to I-81 North (Exit 1A). Take I-81 to
   Take I-78 West. This road will merge with                     Exit 65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the
I-81 South. Stay on I-81 South and take Exit                     first red light and turn right onto Valley Road.
65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the first red                  Travel one mile. The campus of Central Penn
light and turn right onto Valley Road. Travel                    is on the left at the intersection of Valley Road
one mile. The campus of Central Penn is on                       and B Street.
the left at the intersection of Valley Road and                     FROM THE WEST - Take I-76 East (PA
B Street.                                                        Turnpike) to Exit 226 (Carlisle). Go north on
   FROM THE NORTH - Take Routes 11 &                             I-81 to Exit 65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South
15 South or I-81 South to Exit 65 (Enola).                       to the first red light and turn right onto Valley
Take 11 & 15 South to the red light and turn                     Road. Travel one mile. The campus of Central
right onto Valley Road. Travel one mile. The                     Penn is on the left at the intersection of Valley
campus of Central Penn is on the left at the                     Road and B Street.
intersection of Valley Road and B Street.

Central Pennsylvania College, in accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, does not discriminate on the
basis of marital status, race, color, sex, age, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, handicap or sexual prefer-
ence in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment practices, financial aid, or other
college-administered programs.
The statements in the catalog are for the purposes of information. The College reserves the right to change the
requirements and regulations, including tuition and fees, as necessary without prior notice. Nothing in this catalog
may be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student or prospective student and Central Pennsylvania

INDEX                                                                      Central Penn Experience, The ....................22
A                                                                          Changing Your Major ..................................22
Academic Calendar ....................................133                  Class Scheduling ..........................................22
Academic Degree Requirements..................20                           Class Size......................................................23
Academic Dismissal ....................................21                  Common Hour ............................................32
Academic Philosophy and Programs ............6                             Communications Program (Associate) ........51
Academic Probation ....................................20                  Community Service Logs ..........................145
Academic Programs ....................................33                   Computer Classrooms and Labs..................19
Academic Progress Policy ......................17, 21                      Computer Information Systems Program
Academic Year-Day......................................18                       (Associate) ............................................52
Accounting and Advanced Accounting                                         Computer Registration ................................19
     Certificate Programs ............................62                   Computer Services ......................................19
Accounting Program (Associate) ................51                          Conduct........................................................23
Accounting Program (Bachelor) ..................39                         Continuing Education ................................34
Accreditations and Approvals ........................7                     Core Values ....................................................6
Administrative Staff ..................................128                 Corporate Communications Program
Admission Information ..................................7                       (Bachelor) ............................................42
Advisory Council........................................130                Course Load ................................................23
Alcohol-free and Drug-free Campus ..........21                             Credit Hour Definition................................23
Alternative Credit ........................................23              Credit-by-examination Policies....................23
American Disabilities Act ............................21                   Criminal Justice Program (Associate)..........53
Appearance Philosophy................................21                    Criminal Justice Administration Program
Application Deadline ....................................9                      (Bachelor) ............................................43
Application Fee ............................................10             Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)....23
Application Procedures ..................................9                 Customer Satisfaction ..................................24
Applied Science Degree Requirements........50
Articulation Agreements ..............................22
                                                                           Dean’s List ....................................................24
Associate Academic Planning Pages..........141
                                                                           Degree Requirements ............................33, 35
Associate in Applied Science Degrees ........33
                                                                           Digital Arts Program (Associate) ................54
Associate in Science Degree Requirements 50
                                                                           Directions to Central Penn ........................136
Associate in Science Degrees ......................33
                                                                           Directories ..................................................126
Attendance Philosophy ................................22
                                                                           Dropping or Adding Courses ......................24
                                                                           Drug-free Schools and Communities Act
B                                                                               Amendments........................................28
Bachelor Academic Planning Pages ..........139                             Dual Enrollment ..........................................24
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements..38                                E
Bachelor of Science Degrees ........................33                     Early Warning ..............................................24
Big Eight Philosophies ..................................3                 Employment After Graduation ..................19
Blended Courses ..........................................22               Entrepreneurship Program (Associate)........54
Board of Directors......................................126                Faculty ........................................................126
Business Administration Program                                            Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
     (Bachelor) ............................................40                  (FERPA) ..............................................29
C                                                                          Fees ..............................................................11
Campus Life ................................................17             Financial Aid................................................13
Campus Services ..........................................18               Financial Information ..................................10
Car on Campus ............................................22               Forensic Criminalistics Certificate Program62

G                                                                            Philosophies and Policies ............................20
Grade Level Advancement Policy ..............17                              Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Grades ..........................................................24               (Associate) ............................................59
Graduation Fee ............................................11                Physically Challenged Accommodations ....18
Grievance Policies ........................................25                Placement Tests..............................................9

H                                                                            R
History of Central Penn ................................5                    Reacceptance ................................................26
Homeland Security Management Program                                         Refresher Training........................................27
     (Bachelor) ............................................44               Refund and Distribution Policy ..................12
Housing ........................................................17           Registration ..................................................27
Housing Procedures ......................................9                   Registration Fee............................................10
Housing Security Deposit............................10                       Repeating Courses........................................27
Human Resources Certificate Program ......63                                 Roommates ..................................................18

I                                                                            S
Incomplete Grades ......................................21                   Scholarships..................................................15
Information Technology Program                                               Smarthinking................................................20
      (Bachelor) ............................................45              Special Academic Opportunities..................27
Important Dates & Events ........................134                         Standardized Testing After Admission..........9
Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program ..64                               Student/Technology Fee ..............................11
International Student Application ................9                          Student Activities ........................................18
Internship/Capstone ....................................25                   Student Assistance ......................................19
L                                                                            Student Assistance Center ..........................19
Leadership Across the Curriculum ..............31                            Student Definitions......................................27
Leadership Honor Academy........................32                           Student Leadership Training Institute ........32
Leave of Absence (LOA) Policy ..................26                           Student Services ..........................................20
Legal Studies Program (Bachelor) ..............47                            Student Services Philosophy ........................17
Library ..........................................................19         Student Tutors..............................................20
Lifelong Learning ....................................9, 26                  T
M                                                                            Textbooks ....................................................11
Marketing Program (Associate) ..................55                           Transfer Credits............................................27
Medical Assisting Program (Associate) ......56                               Transfer of Credits out of Central Penn......27
Message from the President ..........................4                       Transfer Student Application Procedures ....10
Midterm Warning ........................................26                   Travel and Tourism Operations Program
                                                                                  (Associate) ............................................60
Mission ..........................................................6
                                                                             Tuition ..........................................................10
Office Administration Program (Associate) 57
                                                                             Undeclared Major ........................................28
Off-site Courses ..........................................26
                                                                             Uniforms ......................................................11
Online Courses ............................................26
Online Degree Programs ............................34
                                                                             Vision ............................................................6
Optometric Technician Certificate
     Program................................................64               W
P                                                                            Withdrawal ..................................................28
Paralegal Program (Associate)......................58
Part-time Employment ................................19

                               Bachelor of Science Degree
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Bachelor degree students must limit the number of online courses to not exceed 61 credits.

All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
 Course Number               Course Name                   Prerequisites    Credits     Grade
  STS005               The Central Penn Experience                             1

Required Humanities credits: 18 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are required
9 other credits - at least 6 credits must be taken at the 300-level or higher.
 Course Number                 Course Name                 Prerequisites    Credits     Grade
  ENG100                  English Composition I                                3
  ENG110                  Oral Communications                                  3
  ENG200                  English Composition II             ENG100            3

Required Social Science Credits: 12 credits; 6 credits must be taken at the 200-level or higher
 Course Number                  Course Name                Prerequisites    Credits     Grade

Math and Science: 15 credits; 3 credits in math taken at the 200-level or higher; 3 credits in
science at the 200-level or higher
 Course Number                 Course Name                 Prerequisites    Credits     Grade

Open Electives: 15 credits; at least 12 must be taken at the 300-level or higher
 Course Number                  Course Name                Prerequisites    Credits     Grade

Program/Concentration Requirements: credits vary
   Course Number                  Course Name      Credits   Grade

Concentration Requirements: credits vary
   Course Number                  Course Name      Credits   Grade

                            Associate in Science Degree
                        Associate in Applied Science Degree
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Associate degree students must limit the number of online courses to not exceed 34 credits.

All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
 Course Number               Course Name                   Prerequisites     Credits    Grade
  STS005               The Central Penn Experience                              1

Required Humanities credits: 12 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are required
3 credits other than ENG200 must be taken at the 200-level or higher
 Course Number                 Course Name                 Prerequisites     Credits    Grade
  ENG100                  English Composition I                                 3
  ENG110                   Oral Communications                                  3
  ENG200                  English Composition II             ENG100             3

Required Social Science Credits: 9 credits; 3 credits at the 200-level or higher
 Course Number                  Course Name                Prerequisites     Credits    Grade

Math and Science: 9 credits; 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science; at least 3 credits must
be taken at the 200-level or higher
 Course Number                  Course Name               Prerequisites Credits Grade

General Education Electives: 6 credits
 Course Number                  Course Name                Prerequisites     Credits    Grade

Program/Concentration Requirements: credits vary
   Course Number                 Course Name       Credits   Grade

Service/Community Service
   All students are required to fulfill a service requirement prior to graduation. Students seeking a
bachelor degree are required to complete 50 hours and students seeking an associate degree are
required to complete 25 hours. The hours can be earned throughout your education, but must be
kept track of in a log. Service hours can take place on campus or in a community organization but
must be of a volunteer and service-oriented nature. Club membership and meetings do not count;
but club projects like the homeless sleep out or soup kitchen participation do count. Students are
required to hand in a completed service log to the internship advisor with their completed intern-
ships packets. Internship grades will not be issued without successful completion of this service
requirement. Continuing Education, transfer students and students that change majors or degree
level must also fulfill this requirement prior to graduation. Students who have already completed an
internship will need to work with their academic advisor to ensure this goal is met prior to gradua-
tion. A student’s volunteer log must contain the following elements: date, name of organization,
description of service activity, number of hours completed, name and signature or person within the
organization. The following chart is assembled to help you track your service hours. After volunteer
hours have been completed, retain this form for verification with your internship supervisor. The
website contains community service opportunities under the academic dropdown menu.

      Date   Organization/Agency   Task(s)   Hours Completed       Signature of
                                                               Authorized Personnel
                                                                with Organization

      Date   Organization/Agency   Task(s)   Hours Completed       Signature of
                                                               Authorized Personnel
                                                                with Organization







                             2008-2009 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

                      JULY 2008                       AUGUST 2008                   SEPTEMBER 2008
Summer Term

                 S   M T W T       F    S        S   M  T W T     F S            S  M T W T      F S
                       1  2   3     4    5                        1 2                1 2   3  4  5 6
                 6 7 8    9 10     11   12        3 4 5    6  7   8 9             7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                13 14 15 16 17     18   19       10 11 12 13 14 15 16            14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                20 21 22 23 24     25   26       17 18 19 20 21 22 23            21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                27 28 29 30 31                   24 25 26 27 28 29 30            28 29 30

                    OCTOBER 2008                     NOVEMBER 2008                   DECEMBER 2008
                 S M T W T       F S             S   M T W T     F       S       S  M T W T       F S
Fall Term

                          1  2   3 4                                     1          1 2   3   4   5 6
                 5 6 7    8  9 10 11             2 3 4       5    6    7 8        7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                12 13 14 15 16 17 18             9 10 11    12   13   14 15      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                19 20 21 22 23 24 25            16 17 18    19   20   21 22      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                26 27 28 29 30 31               23 24 25    26   27   28 29      28 29 30 31

                     JANUARY 2009                    FEBRUARY 2009                    MARCH 2009
Winter Term

                S  M T W T        F     S        S M T W T        F S            S M T W T          F S
                              1   2      3        1 2 3    4  5   6 7             1 2 3    4  5      6 7
                 4 5 6    7   8   9     10        8 9 10 11 12 13 14              8 9 10 11 12      13 14
                11 12 13 14 15 16       17       15 16 17 18 19 20 21            15 16 17 18 19     20 21
                18 19 20 21 22 23       24       22 23 24 25 26 27 28            22 23 24 25 26     27 28
                25 26 27 28 29 30       31                                       29 30 31

                         APRIL 2009                      MAY 2009                      JUNE 2009
Spring Term

                S    M    T W T     F S          S   M   T W T        F S        S  M T W T         F S
                             1   2  3 4                               1 2            1 2   3   4    5 6
                 5 6      7  8   9 10 11          3 4 5      6    7    8 9        7 8 9 10 11       12 13
                12 13    14 15 16 17 18          10 11 12   13   14   15 16      14 15 16 17 18     19 20
                19 20    21 22 23 24 25          17 18 19   20   21   22 23      21 22 23 24 25     26 27
                26 27    28 29 30                24 25 26   27   28   29 30      28 29 30

              Summer Term:
                Evening Students Begin: Monday, July 7, 2008       End: Saturday, September 20, 2008
                Day Students     Begin: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 End: Saturday, September 20, 2008
                                 Monday, July 14, 2008 - Day classes follow Tuesday schedule
                                 Monday, September 1, 2008 - Labor Day - College Closed -
                                  affected classes see Blackboard
              Fall Term:           Begin: Monday, October 6, 2008 End: Saturday, December 20, 2008
                                   Thursday - Sunday, November 27 - November 30, 2008 -
                                    Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
              Winter Term:         Begin: Monday, January 5, 2009       End: Saturday, March 21, 2009
              Spring Term:         Begin: Monday, April 6, 2009     End: Saturday, June 20, 2009
                                   Monday, April 13, 2009 - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
                                   Monday, May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day - College Closed -
                                    affected classes see Blackboard
                                                Central Pennsylvania College
                                             Campus on College Hill & Valley Roads
                                                Summerdale, PA 17093-0309

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