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					                                  2008-2009 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

                        JULY 2008                        AUGUST 2008                   SEPTEMBER 2008
Summer Term

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                      OCTOBER 2008                      NOVEMBER 2008                   DECEMBER 2008
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Fall Term

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                       JANUARY 2009                     FEBRUARY 2009                    MARCH 2009
Winter Term

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                           APRIL 2009                       MAY 2009                      JUNE 2009
Spring Term

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              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
              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
                                                   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

 Accreditations and Approvals ............................................................................7

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

 Financial Information ......................................................................................12

 Financial Aid ....................................................................................................14

 Campus Life ....................................................................................................18

 Campus Services ..............................................................................................20

 Student Assistance............................................................................................21

 Philosophies and Policies..................................................................................21

 Leadership Across the Curriculum ..................................................................32

 Academic Programs and Degree Requirements ..............................................35

 Bachelor Degrees ..............................................................................................39

 Associate Degrees ............................................................................................51

 Certificate Programs ........................................................................................66

 Course Descriptions ........................................................................................69

 Directories ......................................................................................................129

 Academic Calendar 2008-2009......................................................................136

 Important Dates and Events ..........................................................................137

 Directions to Central Penn ............................................................................138

 Index ..............................................................................................................140

 Academic Planning Pages ..............................................................................143

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 32 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 at Central Penn Lancaster, is unwavering
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 Central Penn’s website or our campus. Naturally, we hope
those seeking higher education and advancement will, like thousands of students over the last 127
years, join the Central Penn family. Allow Central Pennsylvania College to serve as “Your Bridge to
                                                                 Keep smiling,

                                                                 Todd A. Milano

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE                                    placed in the center of the campus. It serves
                                                          both practical and symbolic purposes. The
COLLEGE                                                   Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library opened
   Central Pennsylvania College traces its his-           its doors in October 2002. In addition to serv-
tory to 1881, when Joseph N. Currey founded               ing Central Penn’s academic needs, it houses
the Pennsylvania Business College at 307                  a collection of personal development and
Market Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.                leadership materials from many of the coun-
For the next 89 years, a continuous series of             try’s top motivational speakers and authors.
career-oriented business colleges existed on              Constructed in the spring of 2003, the
Market Street in the heart of the business dis-           Craiger C. Parker Amphitheatre showcases
trict of Harrisburg. Their main focus was                 the College’s core values and provides a scenic
always clear – to provide career-oriented edu-            setting where outdoor classes and other activ-
cation.                                                   ities can be held.
   In 1922, Professor William H. Hartsock                     In 2004, Central Pennsylvania College
was relieved from his position as head of the             began offering online as well as blended cours-
accountancy department at the Harrisburg                  es, and opened its first additional location –
Business College/School of Commerce located               Central Penn Lancaster. Located just off
at 15 South Market Square. Numerous faculty               Route 30 near the heart of downtown
and anywhere from 150 to 250 Harrisburg                   Lancaster, Central Penn Lancaster currently
Business College students followed Professor              serves approximately 100 adult students
Hartsock, who, on October 30 that same year,              enrolled in bachelor degree completion pro-
opened the doors to Central Pennsylvania                  grams in a variety of majors. Plans are
Business College less than three blocks away.             underway to open a similar location in the
By 1923, all predecessor institutions (Pennsylvania       Lehigh Valley area.
Business College, Harrisburg Business College/                In 2005, Central Penn was granted permis-
School of Commerce) were non-existent. Only               sion from the Middle States Commission and
Hartsock’s Central Pennsylvania Business College          the Pennsylvania Department of Education to
survived.                                                 begin offering two fully online bachelor degree
   In 1970, Central Pennsylvania Business                 programs. Today, Central Penn offers seven
School moved across the Susquehanna River                 fully-online degrees.
to Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Bart and Jean                    In 2006, the College completed a $1,000,000
Milano began the creation of the School’s cur-            learning facility at its main campus - featuring a
rent suburban Harrisburg campus, featuring all            crime lab, a physical therapist assistant clinic,
new structures that included academic build-              and a medical assisting lab.
ings, apartment-style housing, and recreation                 In June 2007, the Central Pennsylvania College
facilities. The transition from business school           Education Foundation announced completion of
to college began in 1977 when the                         its $1,000,000 Campaign for Scholarships.
Commission on Higher Education of the                         In October 2007, the new Student Fellowship
Middle States Association of Colleges and                 Area opened when 1 ½ acres were transformed
Schools accredited Central Penn. In 1999 the              into a beautiful outdoor setting with a large
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized                   amphitheatre, a stage/performance area, a picnic
Central Penn as a two-year college with degree            area, and a plaza, all connected by macadam
granting privileges. In December of 2000,                 stamped pathways. Professionally designed
Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education                     landscaping, lighting, fencing, and a wrought
approved Central Pennsylvania College to                  iron archway add to this attractive campus
operate as a four-year degree granting college.           addition.
   In 2002, the College doubled the size of its               Central Pennsylvania College is Harrisburg’s
academic buildings with the opening of the                four-year, private, residential co-educational col-
Advanced Technology Education Center,                     lege. In addition to academic buildings,
which also houses a conference center and                 conference center, library, historic bridge, and
restaurant. Later that year, Henszey’s Bridge,            Parker Amphitheatre, the 35-acre campus
an 1869 wrought iron structure listed in the              includes furnished apartments, townhouses, recre-
National Historic Register, was restored and              ational facilities, and a child development center.

   Educational offerings at Central Penn include         Vision
a wide variety of practical, high-quality, career-
focused programs. Additional bachelor degree                Our vision for Central Pennsylvania College
programs continue to be submitted for review by          is a diverse student population benefiting from
the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The            caring faculty and staff, credentialed practition-
College currently serves approximately 1,150             ers who delight in teaching. Collectively, we
traditional-age residential and non-residential          work to create the bridge that connects students
students and working adults across central               to their professional goals through a rich assort-
Pennsylvania.                                            ment of career-centered programs by embracing
   Central Penn’s mission is to provide an edu-          hands-on learning and today’s technology. Our
cation that prepares its graduates to obtain             vision is of a regional career college that reaches
employment or advancement in their chosen                out to form partnerships with alumni, employ-
field, continue their education, and be con-             ers, educational institutions, and the community.
tributing members of society.
Academic Philosophy and                                     Central Penn’s mission is to provide an edu-
Programs                                                 cation that prepares its graduates to obtain
   Central Penn’s hallmark is high-quality,              employment or advancement in their chosen
career-oriented, college-level education, which          field, continue their education, and be con-
is provided by a qualified, caring, and dedicat-         tributing members of society.
ed faculty and staff. The College’s focus is on
students and their educational development,              Core Values
thus enhancing their ability to think critically
and succeed professionally. The College’s edu-              Integrity. Integrity refers to ‘wholeness.’ It
cational goal is to provide its students with the        indicates that we are in congruence with what
knowledge, attitude, professional demeanor,              we say and who we appear to be. This value
and skills necessary to secure meaningful                represents our aspirations both as individuals
employment in their chosen career field.                 and as an institution. Integrity is the founda-
   Students prepare for professional success by          tion upon which our lives are lived and our
demonstrating academic excellence in the                 College carries out its mission.
classroom and through application of their                  Professionalism. This attribute refers to
newly-learned skills in experiential educational         personal conduct, attitude, and appearance.
activities. Central Penn students not only learn         The faculty and staff model it. The policies at
theory, they also learn by doing and by partici-         Central Penn, such as appearance, attendance,
pating in activities related to their major.             and an alcohol-free and drug-free environ-
   Although the focus of education at Central            ment, make it easy for students to learn and
Penn is on career preparation, all degree pro-           practice professionalism.
grams have general education requirements                   Service. Our goal is to provide a service to
that help graduates develop traits that prepare          students, each other, and our community. We
them for the workforce.                                  are customer-service driven at all levels, from
   The College seeks to create a stimulating             the classroom to staff offices to the adminis-
learning environment in which students partic-           tration. Our students are encouraged to
ipate in their personal development through a            provide service to the community, reminding
variety of educational experiences. At Central           them that the end purpose of education is to
Pennsylvania College, we strive to instill in our        make this world a better place for others.
students a lifelong desire to learn and to be               Respect. Respect, the esteeming of others, is
contributing members of society.                         modeled by our faculty and staff and is expect-
                                                         ed of students. At Central Penn, we also know
                                                         that this helps to bring out the best in others.
                                                         Respect is a two-way street, and is a very nec-
                                                         essary ingredient for us to continue to be
                                                         Central Pennsylvania’s premier career college.

   Educational Focus. Preparing Students for             ADMISSION
Success. Central Penn measures its success by
the success of its graduates. Our mission state-
ment says that we “provide an education that
prepares graduates to obtain employment or               General Requirements
advancement in their chosen field.” We seek to
impart a love of learning, but the desired end              Central Penn offers programs leading to the
result of learning is the practical application of       Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, and
knowledge and skill so that the Central Penn             Associate in Applied Science degrees. To be
graduate is able to succeed in the field of his or       considered for admission into a degree pro-
her choice and be a contributing member of               gram, you must be a high school graduate, have
society.                                                 received your General Equivalency Diploma
                                                         (GED), or Pennsylvania Home School
ACCREDITATIONS AND                                       Diploma. We welcome applications from stu-
                                                         dents seeking to prepare for a career or a
APPROVALS                                                promotion. Students seeking work-related
   Accredited by: Central Pennsylvania College           skills enhancement are classified as non-
is accredited by the Middle States Commission            degree, non-program students (NDNP).
on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street,                 Students applying with a grade point average
Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The               (GPA) of 2.0 or below in high school or anoth-
Middle States Commission on Higher                       er college or university, if accepted, will be
Education is an institutional accrediting agency         placed on academic probation. Please submit
recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education            an application for admission, an official copy of
and the Council for Higher Education                     your high school and/or college transcript(s),
Accreditation.                                           and attend a personal interview with the
   Approved by: Secretary of Education,                  Admissions office. Consider this your invita-
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to award the               tion to call the Admissions office at
Bachelor of Science degree, the Associate in             800.759.2727 and set up a campus visit for you
Science degree, and the Associate in Applied             and your family or friends.
Science degree.
                                                         Student Definitions
Program Accreditations and                               Continuing Education Student
Approvals:                                                  Students who primarily enroll part time in
  Criminal Justice Program approved by the               the evening, online, blended, or weekend cours-
Association of Former Intelligence Officers              es are considered non-traditional students and
(AFIO).                                                  will be assigned to Continuing Education serv-
  Paralegal Program approved by the                      ices. Non-degree and part-time students who
American Bar Association (ABA).                          take courses for professional development will
  Medical Assisting Program accredited by                also be assigned to Continuing Education for
the Commission on Accreditation of Allied                advising and Continuing Education services.
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).                      Traditional Student
  Physical Therapist Assistant Program accredit-            A traditional student is defined as a student
ed by the Commission on Accreditation in                 entering Central Penn primarily out of high
Physical Therapy Education of the American               school or directly from an associate program as
Physical Therapy Association (CAPTE/APTA).               a full-time, degree-seeking student. These stu-
  Certificate Accreditation and Approvals:               dents will be assigned to full-time faculty for
  Intelligence Analysis Certificate approved             advising and preregistration.
by the Association of Former Intelligence
Officers (AFIO).

Admission Requirements for                                 that students enrolling in the BSIT program
Bachelor Degree Programs                                   have successfully completed one networking or
                                                           programming course; those who do not meet
   Traditional students are required to have a             this requirement are encouraged to enroll in
2.0 or higher GPA in high school, demonstrat-              the CIS program until they have completed
ed success in college-level work, or permission            two terms.
of the Academic Dean. Students not meeting
these criteria should first enroll in a compara-
ble associate degree program. Upon successful              Admissions Requirements for
completion of two terms with a 2.0 or higher               Accounting Programs
cumulative GPA, associate degree students
may transfer into a bachelor degree program.                  All applicants must successfully complete,
                                                           with a “C” or better, two units of secondary
                                                           math, to include algebra. This adequately pre-
Admission Requirements for                                 pares students for learning the upper-level
Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice                         college math required in the programs and
Administration, and Homeland                               within specific courses. Completion of at least
Security Management                                        one accounting course in high school is strong-
                                                           ly recommended.
   A personal and professional background
investigation is a required component of virtu-
ally all federal, state, and local agencies offering       Admission Requirements for
internships or employment to graduates of                  Medical Assisting
Criminal Justice degree programs.
                                                             All applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA
   Only those persons who are capable of pass-
                                                           (“C” average) and all required current
ing a governmental background investigation
and would otherwise be eligible for a govern-
mental security clearance should consider
enrolling in a Criminal Justice, Criminal                  Admission Requirements for
Justice Administration, or Homeland Security               Physical Therapist Assistant
Management degree program.
   Individuals who enter these degree pro-                 1. To enter the Physical Therapist Assistant
grams with a disqualifying personal or                        program, you must have completed the
professional history or for those who engage in               following secondary school courses: one
a disqualifying activity while attending Central              unit of biology, one unit of chemistry or
Penn may be precluded from obtaining an                       physics, and two units of math, one of
internship or employment in the career field                  which is algebra. A GPA of 2.5 or better
after graduation.                                             is required overall and in specified cours-
                                                              es, but a GPA of 3.0 is preferred. Class
                                                              rank in the top one-half of the class is
Admission Requirements for                                    required.
Bachelor of Science Program in
Information Technology (BSIT)                              2. If you have been out of high school for
and Associate of Science Program                              more than five years, you may enroll into
                                                              the program if you have completed two
in Computer Information Systems
                                                              prerequisite courses on the college level
                                                              with a “C” or better; one unit of math
   Admission to the BSIT program requires                     (college algebra or higher) and one unit
that a student has completed two units of sec-                of science (biology, chemistry, physics, or
ondary math with a “C” or better, to include                  anatomy and physiology) at an accredited
Algebra II. Admission to the CIS program                      college or university.
requires that students have completed two                  3. If it is a transfer student that has all
units of secondary math with a “C” or better, to              ready taken Anatomy and Physiology I
include algebra. It is strongly recommended                   and II with labs at a previous college, it

    must have been within the last two years              Application Procedures
    of application for admission into the
    Physical Therapist Assistant Program at               1. For an application, please call the
    Central Pennsylvania College. If the stu-                Admissions office at 800.759.2727
    dent has not had the class within the last               between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    two years of application for admissions,                 Monday through Friday. The application
    it will be retaken with a passing grade of               is also available on the internet at
    a “minimum of a C” here at Central             
    Pennsylvania College as a part of their               2. Ask your high school guidance office to
    curriculum within their core courses. It is              mail your official transcript directly to
    important for students to have a clear                   the Admissions office. A Graduate
    understanding of anatomy and physiolo-                   Equivalent Diploma (GED) or
    gy prior to beginning the upper-level                    Pennsylvania Home School Diploma is
    PTA Core classes.                                        also acceptable.
4. Observation Hours: Prior to admission                  3. Admission consideration is based upon a
   to the PTA program, you must complete                     written 50-word essay, high school grade
   20 observation hours in at least two                      performance, and requires a personal
   physical therapy facilities. It is required               interview. Admission for students over
   that you spend 10 hours in each of the                    21 years of age is based upon a written
   two facilities. A PT or PTA working in                    50-word essay, high school and/or col-
   each facility must validate all observation               lege performance, work experience, and a
   hours. Observation verification should be                 personal interview.
   submitted with your admission packet to
   Central Pennsylvania College or with                   4. In some cases, the Admissions
   your change of major form.                                Committee may request three letters of
                                                             recommendation and you may be accept-
5. Two Applicant Reference Forms: The                        ed as a freshman under a probationary
   forms must be mailed separately to the                    status. This means that you must achieve
   PTA faculty by two people whom you                        no less than a “C” average (2.0 GPA)
   identify as being able to speak to your                   during your first term at Central Penn in
   academic ability, work ethic, and poten-                  order to be retained as a student.
   tial for working with clients. Forms are
   available from Admissions.                             5. Your application and official transcript(s)
                                                             will be reviewed as soon as we receive
   When choosing a major all students should                 them. You will be notified of your
take into consideration that certain professions             acceptance or next step in the admissions
require background checks. This is also true for             process within one week of our receiving
many internship sites.                                       all materials.

Application Deadline                                      Housing Procedures
   Although the deadline for submitting an                   You should indicate on the admission appli-
application for admission is ten working days             cation whether you wish to commute from
prior to the first day of each term, we urge you          your home, live off campus, or live on campus.
to apply early, particularly if you wish to live on       If you wish to live on campus, you must pay the
campus and plan on using financial aid.                   $100 enrollment deposit to facilitate the mail-
Campus housing facilities are limited, so tim-            ing of a housing packet, which will include a
ing is important.                                         housing application, medical history form,
                                                          meningitis vaccination waiver, and lease.
                                                          Applicants younger than 17 or older than the
                                                          age of 22 will be reviewed on a case-by-case
                                                          basis and may require an interview before a
                                                          housing decision is made.

   To reserve a space on campus, return the              course based on placement examination
signed lease and housing application with your           results.
security deposit of $250, $200 of which is                  Remedial classes do not carry credit applied
refunded when you abide by the lease. This               to graduation. However, remedial course fees
deposit is refundable only after the terms of the        are consistent with three credit courses, as they
lease are fulfilled. Space is limited and housing        also require 44 hours of instructional time. In
cannot be guaranteed, so early payment of the            most instances, financial aid will cover your
housing deposit is suggested.                            remedial coursework.
                                                            All new students are required to take the
                                                         placement exam, which includes English, alge-
International Student/Non-U.S.                           bra, and a writing sample. Transfer students
Citizen Application                                      may be exempt from certain aspects of testing,
                                                         based on transfer courses. Transfer students
   Central Penn is authorized under federal
                                                         need to communicate with test proctors
law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. If
                                                         regarding transfer courses and testing needs.
you are not a native English-speaking student,
you are required to take the TOEFL exam.
The score will become a part of your student             Transfer
file and will be used during the admission
process. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is                  Though the primary purpose of Central
required for admission. In some cases the SAT            Penn’s programs is to prepare you for a career,
II English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)              many courses may be applied toward a bache-
may be substituted for the TOEFL or required             lor degree, should you continue your education
of U.S. citizens whose primary language is               at Central Penn or another bachelor degree-
other than English. You are required to submit           granting institution. The college to which you
copies of your Permanent Resident Card or                intend to transfer determines acceptance of
Temporary Resident Card along with your                  transfer credits. If you plan to transfer to
application. Please contact the Central Penn             another institution after graduation, you are
Admissions office for specifics.                         urged to consult that institution’s catalog as
                                                         early as possible and confer with the appropri-
                                                         ate office regarding transfer.
Lifelong Learning                                           If you are interested in transferring credits
                                                         from another institution, you should notify the
   Consideration will be given to extending
                                                         Admissions office. Only grades of “C” or high-
credit through Lifelong Learning based on
                                                         er (through articulation agreements or from
work/life experience. If you are interested and
                                                         outside institutions) will be considered for
possess five or more years of experience, contact
                                                         transfer credits and each situation is dealt with
the Continuing Education Dean for further
                                                         on a case-by-case basis. English Composition
information. The cost of courses waived via
                                                         courses will only be considered for potential
Lifelong Learning is equal to one-third the
                                                         transfer credits once the student has taken and
tuition of the course being waived. Associate
                                                         passed the College placement examination.
degree-seeking students can earn a maximum of
                                                         The majority of your total credits must be
nine credits. Bachelor degree-seeking students
                                                         earned at Central Penn.
can earn a maximum of 18 credits.
                                                            In addition, a student that has already
                                                         received an associate degree from Central
Standardized Testing After                               Pennsylvania College and wishes to enroll in
Admission                                                the bachelor program must fill out a change of
                                                         major form to initiate a transfer evaluation.
Placement Tests                                          Many credits transfer within the College;
Central Penn administers the COMPASS test                however, it is wise to consult with your Advisor
offered through ACT, Incorporated. The                   prior to the change.
COMPASS test is a self-adaptive test used to                You may appeal a credit transfer decision by
determine placement in English or algebra.               forwarding a written request to the Student
Students may be required to take a remedial              Services Dean within 45 days of receipt of the

decision. Written requests should be explicit in              Should you have any questions about this
identifying the credit hour or course transfer             process, contact the Student Services Dean.
decision that is being appealed. The decision of              Additionally, while attending Central Penn,
the Student Services Dean is final.                        if you wish to take a course off campus and
   Students seeking an Associate in Science                transfer those credits, you should make an
degree and transferring into the Paralegal pro-            appointment with the Student Services Dean,
gram must take 12 credits of the Specialty                 who will help you to determine if that course
courses required by the American Bar                       credit may be transferred to Central Penn.
Association (ABA) at Central Pennsylvania
                                                           Foreign Transcripts
                                                           Central Pennsylvania College does not evalu-
                                                           ate transcripts from non-U.S. schools. If the
Transfer Student Application                               student attended a college or university outside
Procedures                                                 of the United States, the student must arrange,
                                                           at his or her expense, to have their academic
   If you are interested in transferring credits to        record evaluated on a detailed, course-by-
Central Penn from your high school or anoth-               course basis by a U.S. credential evaluation
er accredited post-secondary institution, follow           service. This process usually takes from four to
this procedure:                                            five weeks and generally costs $125.
1. Send your completed application, noting                 Acceptable Credential Evaluation
   the extent of your academic training                    Services:
   beyond high school.
                                                           1. Educational Credential Evaluators, P.O.
2. Ask your high school and each col-                         Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
   lege/university attended to mail an                        53203-3470. Tel: 414.289.3400. Fax:
   official transcript directly to our                        414.289.3411. e-mail:
   Admissions office.
                                                           2. World Educational Services, P.O. Box
3. After your application and all official                    5087, Bowling Green Station, New
   college transcripts have been received, a                  York, New York 10274-5087. Tel:
   transcript evaluation will be conducted.                   800.937.3895. Fax: 212.739.6100. e-
4. Courses which are parallel to courses
   offered at Central Penn will be counted                 3. Academic Credentials Evaluation
   as transfer credits if a grade of “C” or                   Institute, P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills,
   better was earned in the course.                           California 90212. Tel: 310.275.3530.
   Advanced placement, college in high                        Fax: 310.275.3528. e-mail:
   school, articulated courses, CLEP, and           
   Dantes testing may also transfer.
5. You will receive a listing of the credits
   accepted. The transfer credits will be
   made a part of your permanent record.
6. We reserve the right to administer an
   appropriate examination for transfer
    You will also be asked to verify if any of
    your transferable credits from your for-
    mer institution were earned online.
7. Transfer students must complete at least
   one-half of their degree-program credits
   at Central Pennsylvania College.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION                                                       Bills and Payments
                                                                            Summer 2008
Registration Fee                                                            Bills Mailed - May 23, 2008
                                                                            Payment Due - June 13, 2008
   Within 30 days of receiving the registration
fee notice, a $100 registration fee* is to be paid                          Fall 2008
to reserve a position in the entering class. This                           Bills Mailed - August 22, 2008
fee is deducted from your first tuition.                                    Payment Due - September 12, 2008
                                                                            Winter 2009
Housing Security Deposit                                                    Bills Mailed - November 21, 2008
                                                                            Payment Due - December 12, 2008
   A housing security deposit of $250* is
required, $200 of which is refunded when you                                Spring 2009
abide by the lease.                                                         Bills Mailed - February 20, 2009
*If you request cancellation within five calendar days                      Payment Due - March 13, 2009
of payment, this fee is fully refundable. A request for                     Summer 2009
cancellation, which is not made in writing, shall be
confirmed in writing by you within an additional                            Bills Mailed - May 22, 2009
period of five calendar days. After five calendar days                      Payment Due - June 12, 2009
or after ten calendar days absent of written confirma-
tion, the school may retain all of the monies paid.                         Fall 2009
                                                                            Bills Mailed - August 21, 2009
                                                                            Payment Due - September 11, 2009
                                                                            Winter 2010
Note: These 2008-2009 rates are subject to change July 2009.
                                                                            Bills Mailed - November 20, 2009
Fixed Expenses Per Term                                                     Payment Due - December 11, 2009
Tuition (per credit) all majors ..........................$350
Student/Technology Fee (5 or more credits)....$225                          Tuition Payment
Student/Technology Fee (4 or less credits*) ....$140
*some zero credit classes may have a student fee                               Tuition is paid by the term approximately
                                                                            three weeks before the term starts. Tuition may
Individual Housing ........................................$1,750
                                                                            be paid by MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card,
Standard Housing..........................................$1,450            or check. If unusual circumstances or extreme
Security Deposit................................................$250        hardship make it impossible for you to make
Board (option 1) ..............................................$340         full payment, contact the Business office to
Board (option 2) ..............................................$425         make special arrangements.
Board (option 3) ..............................................$515
Utilities/CATV/internet ..................................$240              Student / Technology Fee
Variable Expenses Per Term                                                     A student fee of $140 (four or less credits) or
Textbooks (estimated — amount will vary                                     $225 (five or more credits) per term is
          if able to buy used books)....$350 - $450                         required. It covers all the services listed below
Personal (estimated) ..............................$150 - $250              as long as you are enrolled at Central Penn.
Transportation (estimated)....................$150 - $300                   The student fee is nonrefundable.
                                                                               The student/technology fee includes, in
One-time Expenses                                                           part, the following: local phone service; postal
Graduation Fee ................................................$125         services; campus security; parking; student ID;
Uniform ..................................................$50 - $150        online Library services; ProQuest; computer
                                                                            labs; internet; all other technology usage; week-
                                                                            end monitor; full- and part-time employment
                                                                            assistance; insurance (details in your Student

Handbook); a copy of your first transcript;               shall use the date the College had knowledge
upkeep of and equipment for the Student                   of the student’s withdrawal.
Union; swimming pool; volleyball court; picnic               Please note that any reduction applies only
areas; activities such as dances and sporting             to tuition. Fees are nonrefundable. Rent
events; campus clubs and organizations; and               charges, fees, and any other charges are not
the orientation weekend and picnic.                       refundable if a student leaves the College any
                                                          time during the term.
                                                          Withdrawal Date ........................Tuition Reduction
Graduation Fee
                                                          During 1st week ................................................75%
   Graduating students pay a $125 fee. It cov-            During 2nd week ..............................................55%
ers the processing and framing of your degree,
                                                          After 2nd week ....................................................0%
the graduation ceremony, and lifetime employ-
ment service.                                                The Financial Aid office is required by fed-
                                                          eral statute to recalculate federal financial aid
                                                          eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out,
Uniforms                                                  or are dismissed prior to completing 60% of a
   You are required to wear a uniform if you              payment period or term. The federal Title IV
enroll in Medical Assisting and Physical                  financial aid programs must be recalculated in
Therapist Assistant or are accepted as a cadet            these situations.
in the Leadership Honor Academy. You will                    If a student leaves the institution prior to
receive information regarding uniforms after              completing 60% of a payment period or term,
enrolling.                                                the Financial Aid office recalculates eligibility
                                                          for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on
                                                          the percentage of earned aid using the follow-
Textbooks                                                 ing Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:
   All Central Penn students order new and/or             •      Percentage of payment period or term
used textbooks directly from our textbook ven-                   completed equals the number of days
dor via internet, telephone, mail, or fax. The                   completed up to the withdrawal date
cost of textbooks varies with the courses you                    divided by the total days in the pay-
are taking each term. If you purchase all new                    ment period or term. (Any break of five
textbooks, the cost may be as much as $450 per                   days or more is not counted as part of
term. Students must have their textbooks prior                   the days in the term.) This percentage
to the first day of class.                                       is also the percentage of earned aid.
                                                            Funds are returned to the appropriate feder-
Refund and Distribution Policy                            al program based on the percentage of
                                                          unearned aid using the following formula:
   Pursuant to federal and state regulations,
                                                          •      Aid to be returned equals 100% of the
Central Pennsylvania College has developed,
                                                                 aid that could be disbursed minus the
and applies on a consistent basis, the following
                                                                 percentage of earned aid multiplied by
                                                                 the total amount of aid that could have
   When a student completely withdraws from
                                                                 been disbursed during the payment
the College or drops a course, tuition will be
                                                                 period or term.
calculated in accordance with the following
guidelines, and any refund is made within 30                 If a student earned less aid than was dis-
days. The last day of class attendance will be            bursed, the institution would be required to
considered the withdrawal or drop date during             return a portion of the funds and the student
weeks one and two. After week two, the with-              would be required to return a portion of the
drawal or drop date will be determined by the             funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds
date the form is received and date stamped by             are returned, the student borrower may owe a
the Registrar’s office. If the last date of atten-        debit balance to the institution.
dance cannot be determined, the institution

   If a student earned more aid than was dis-             tion, room and board (for off-campus and
bursed to him/her, the institution would owe              commuter students), and other personal
the student a post-withdrawal disbursement                expenses.
which must be paid within 120 days of the stu-               The initial source of funds used in meeting
dent’s withdrawal.                                        college costs is the amount that the student
   The institution must return the amount of              and the student’s family can contribute. We
Title IV funds for which it is responsible no             will then attempt to supplement the family’s
later than 30 days after the date of the deter-           contribution with the financial aid resources
mination of the date of the student’s                     that we administer. In fact, over 80% of
withdrawal.                                               Central Penn students received some form of
   Refunds are allocated in the following order:          financial assistance during the fall 2007 term.
                                                             The Financial Aid office at Central Penn is
•    Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans                  here to help you! Please contact the office if
•    Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans                    you have any questions about the financial aid
                                                          process, the application forms, the types of aid
•    Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans                   that we administer, or if you would like to set
     (other than PLUS loans)                              up a personal interview to discuss your individ-
•    Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans                     ual circumstances.

•    Federal Perkins Loans
                                                          General Eligibility Requirements
•    Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
                                                            To receive financial aid from Central
•    Direct PLUS Loans                                    Pennsylvania College and the Federal Student
•    Federal Pell Grants for which a return               Aid programs, a student must:
     of funds is required                                 •    Demonstrate financial need.
•    Federal Supplemental Opportunity                     •    Maintain satisfactory academic
     Grants for which a return of funds is                     progress.
                                                          •    Be enrolled in an eligible degree or cer-
•    Other assistance under this Title for                     tificate program.
     which a return of funds is required
     (e.g., LEAP)                                         •    Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis.
                                                               Students enrolled on a less-than-full-
   If a student does not register or return for a              time basis may have their financial aid
new term, or fails capstone/internship, the stu-               reduced. Some students enrolled on a
dent may be withdrawn.                                         less-than-half-time basis may qualify
   Note: All information presented regarding                   only for a Federal Pell Grant.
financial aid eligibility and program availabili-
ty reflects current regulations and policies. This        •    Be a U.S. citizen, national, or perma-
                                                               nent resident (eligible noncitizen).
information is subject to change.
                                                          •    Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell
FINANCIAL AID                                                  Grant or be in default on a Federal
                                                               Perkins Loan (formerly NDSL),
   Central Pennsylvania College recognizes                     Federal Stafford Loan (formerly GSL),
the need for financial aid to help students meet               Parent Loan for Undergraduate
the cost of higher education. Therefore, the                   Students (PLUS), or Supplemental
College provides grants, scholarships, loans,                  Loan for Students (SLS).
and Work-Study through federal, state, pri-
vate, and institutional sources to help eligible          •    Students cannot take more than 50% of
students meet some of those costs. Funds are                   their courses online or blended without
awarded to defray direct educational costs,                    affecting your PHEAA State Grant
such as tuition, fees, and residence costs (for                eligibility.
on-campus students), and indirect educational
costs such as books and supplies, transporta-
   The Pennsylvania State Grant Program has                 grant even if enrolled less than half time.
separate eligibility criteria. If you reside outside        Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree
the state of Pennsylvania, you must contact your            are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
state grant agency to see if you can qualify to                Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
bring a state grant to a Pennsylvania college.              – The ACG is a federally-funded program to
                                                            assist needy undergraduate students. To quali-
                                                            fy, a student must be a U.S. citizen, Pell Grant
Financial Aid Application Process                           recipient, considered a first- or second-year
                                                            student, and a full-time student. The student
   In order to apply for all federal and state
                                                            also must have passed a rigorous high school
financial aid programs, students must com-
                                                            program and graduated high school after
plete the Free Application for Federal Student
                                                            January 1, 2005.
Aid (FAFSA) form and Financial Aid form.
                                                               National Science and Mathematics Access
These forms are used to determine the ability
                                                            to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) – The
of the student (and family) to contribute
                                                            SMART Grant is a federally-funded program
financially toward an education. Students
                                                            to assist needy undergraduate students. To
must reapply for financial aid each year.
                                                            qualify, a student must be a U.S. citizen, Pell
   The Financial Aid office recommends that
                                                            Grant recipient, considered a third- or fourth-
students file the FAFSA and the Central Penn
                                                            year student, a full-time student enrolled as an
Financial Aid Application by March 15 of
                                                            Information Technology major, and have a
each new filing year. By filing the forms by
                                                            cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
March 15, the Financial Aid office will have
                                                               PHEAA State Grant – The state of
the ability to notify students of their financial
                                                            Pennsylvania provides grants to bona fide resi-
aid eligibility prior to the summer term billing.
                                                            dents who demonstrate financial need, have
Students who file the financial aid forms after
                                                            not received their first baccalaureate degree in
March 15, may not know their status until
                                                            any field, and are enrolled in classes on at least
after the term begins.
                                                            a half-time basis. The Pennsylvania Higher
   The Financial Aid office may request addi-
                                                            Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
tional documentation to support your request
                                                            administers the program, but the institution
for financial assistance. Parents and the stu-
                                                            certifies the eligibility of the student to receive
dent may be required to submit signed copies
                                                            the funds. Students not enrolled in a fully
of their Federal Income Tax returns, including
                                                            online-degree program may take up to 50% of
their W-2s and all schedules. Your financial
                                                            their degree requirements online or blended
aid package cannot be finalized until all
                                                            without financial aid implications. Students
requested documentation has been received
                                                            who exceed 50% will not be PHEAA State
and reviewed by the Financial Aid office.
                                                            Grant eligible. Please contact the Financial
                                                            Aid office for more information.
Financial Aid Programs                                         PHEAA also administers a grant program
                                                            with the Pennsylvania National Guard, as well
   The following programs are the major                     as a program for students in high tech pro-
financial aid resources available to you. You               grams. Contact the Financial Aid office for
may receive assistance from one or any combi-               more information about these programs.
nation of all of these programs, in what is                    Federal Supplemental Educational
called a financial aid package. Your eligibility            Opportunity Grant (SEOG) -This feder-
for these programs is based on your comple-                 ally-funded program provides financial
tion and submission of the forms described                  assistance to students who demonstrate
previously. Awards are not automatically                    exceptional financial need and are Pell Grant
renewable. You must reapply each year.                      eligible. The amount of the award is based on
   Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell                    need and the availability of funds. Students
Grant is a federally-funded entitlement pro-                with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to
gram to assist needy undergraduate students.                receive a Federal Supplemental Educational
Eligibility for Pell Grants is determined by the            Opportunity Grant.
U.S. Department of Education based on the
FAFSA. Pell-eligible students may receive the

   Federal Work-Study Program – The                         PLUS Loan – The PLUS program provides
Federal Work-Study Program is a federally-               educational loans to parents who borrow on
funded program that provides part-time                   behalf of the dependent student. PLUS bor-
employment to students who demonstrate                   rowers do not have to demonstrate need, but
financial need. Positions are available through-         they are required to have a credit check per-
out the institution and at selected off-campus           formed to confirm their ability to repay the
sites. Federal Work-Study students are paid an           loan. The maximum amount that a parent can
hourly wage for actual hours worked. Federal             borrow is the student’s cost of education less
Work-Study earnings are paid directly to the             any financial aid that the student receives dur-
student on a bi-weekly basis. Awards are made            ing the loan period. The interest on the loan is
to students on a fund-availability basis.                variable but is capped at 9%. Repayment of the
   Federal Stafford Loan – This loan program             loan begins 60 days after the final disburse-
provides low-interest loans to students who              ment, unless the borrower meets the criteria
demonstrate financial need. The interest on              for a deferment. Contact your lender for more
these loans is variable, not to exceed 8.25%.            details.
Applications for a Stafford Loan are available              Private Loans – Central Penn has agree-
in the Financial Aid office.                             ments with several lending institutions to
   First-year (freshman) students may borrow             provide students and their parents with afford-
up to a maximum of $3,500 per academic year,             able alternative loans that can be used to
and second-year (sophomore) students (earned             supplement your financial-aid award package.
36 credits or more) may borrow up to a maxi-             These loans differ in the amounts that can be
mum of $4,500 per academic year. Third-year              borrowed, the interest rate used, and repay-
(junior) students (earned 72 credits or more)            ment terms. In most cases, the student is the
may borrow up to a maximum of $5,500 per                 borrower and the parents are the co-signer.
academic year. Fourth-year (senior) students’            Contact the Financial Aid office or go to
loans are prorated based on the number of       to find how these loans
credits attempted for their last term. Students          can help you finance your education at Central
must begin repayment of their Federal Stafford           Penn.
Loans six months after they graduate or drop
below half-time status. Minimum repayment
of a Federal Stafford Loan is $50 per month,             Agencies
but the actual payments will be based upon the              Central Penn’s Financial Aid office works
total amount borrowed, the length of the                 with governmental agencies and local organi-
repayment period, and the type of repayment              zations that provide qualified students with
plan chosen by the borrower. Students may                additional sources of financial assistance. Some
qualify for different repayment programs.                of these agencies include Office of Vocational
Check with your lender for the various                   Rehabilitation (OVR), Office of Blindness and
options.                                                 Visual Services.
   Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan –                     Students who qualify for Veteran’s Benefits
This loan program provides low-interest loans            must notify the Financial Aid office once they
to students who demonstrate little or no “need”          are admitted to discuss their benefits. The
for a Federal Stafford Loan. The terms, condi-           Veterans Administration requires Central
tions, and loan limits are the same as a Federal         Penn to monitor veterans’ progress during
Stafford Loan except that the federal govern-            their enrollment. It is the responsibility of the
ment does not pay the interest on behalf of the          Financial Aid office to certify a veteran’s eligi-
student. The student is responsible for the              bility for benefits.
interest and can either pay the interest on the             Students who have questions or concerns
loan monthly or quarterly, or choose to have             about their funding from any agency can con-
the interest capitalized. Interest capitalization        tact the Financial Aid office. We will be happy
means that the lender adds the unpaid interest           to work with you and the agency.
to the principal balance of a loan. Your repay-
ment options are the same as the Federal
Stafford Loan.

Scholarships                                            •   A student’s permanent academic record
                                                            will be reviewed after each term to
   Central Pennsylvania College offers numer-               determine academic progress. The
ous scholarships, totaling over $500,000 each               entire record will be reviewed even if
year. All 2008 U.S. high school graduates may               the student was not a financial aid
apply. Scholarship criteria vary, but may                   recipient during part or all the time of
include: academic record, activities, essays,               his/her prior enrollment.
financial need, and a personal interview. Some
scholarship students are required to maintain a         •   Financial aid will be awarded to full-
2.8 minimum cumulative grade point average                  time students who fulfill their course
and live on campus to retain the scholarship.               requirements within a normal time
Information and application forms are avail-                frame for program completion and
able from high school guidance counselors or                achieve a minimum grade point aver-
from the Central Penn Admissions office.                    age. Students who enroll less than full
Additional scholarships may be available from               time will have their financial aid calcu-
other than those listed. Please contact the                 lated based on the appropriate
Financial Aid or Admissions office or visit the             enrollment status. All students will
web at for                 adhere to the same quantitative and
details.                                                    qualitative measures for satisfactory
   Central Penn receives notification through-              progress requirements.
out the year about local private scholarships
                                                           For financial aid purposes, a normal time
that are made available to prospective and cur-
                                                        frame for program completion and minimum
rent students. The Financial Aid office,
                                                        grade point average is as follows:
through various sources, notifies students who
are viable candidates of the available scholar-         •   Students cannot exceed the equivalent
ships. Also, you should work with your local                of nine terms or 114 credits to complete
high school guidance office to find sources of              their associate’s degree requirements.
local and regional financial aid. Scholarships              For the bachelor’s degree, students can-
received by students must be reported to the                not exceed the equivalent of 15 terms or
Financial Aid office. These are considered a                186 credits. All students must obtain a
resource and must be considered as part of your             cumulative GPA of a 2.0 (“C” average)
financial aid award package.                                once they have completed at least 12
                                                            credits. A review of their GPA will be
                                                            performed after each term.
Financial Aid Progress Policy
                                                        •   Students must successfully complete at
   The Higher Education Act requires that a                 least 80% of their courses attempted to
student maintain Satisfactory Academic                      maintain academic progress. This
Progress (SAP) in the course of study he/she is             review of courses attempted versus
pursuing in order to receive financial aid under            courses completed will be done after
the student financial assistance programs                   each term to determine academic
authorized by Title IV of the Act. All eligible             progress. Grades of “F” (failure),
VA students follow this policy. These programs              “I”(incomplete), and “W” (withdrawal)
include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal                 are considered courses attempted but
Supplemental Educational Opportunity                        not successfully completed. Financial
Grant, the Academic Competitiveness Grant,                  aid may be awarded for repeated courses
the National Science and Mathematics Access                 only if the original grade in the course
to Retain Talent Grant, the Federal Work-                   is an “F.” Repeated courses will be cal-
Study Program, the Federal Stafford Loan, the               culated as a course attempted for
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and the                 purposes of satisfactory academic
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students.                     progress.
   This policy for financial aid recipients is
implemented in order to be in compliance with           •   If unusual circumstances occur, such as
current federal regulations. The policy reads as            injury or illness to the student or death
     of an immediate family member, the                  whom the Records and Registration office
     College may waive the satisfactory aca-             posts applicable credits onto their permanent
     demic progress requirement. Also, the               academic record, will be permitted to have
     College may choose to waive the satis-              these credits applied toward determining their
     factory academic progress requirement               grade level status. Students who transfer
     if the student has experienced undue                between majors at Central Penn will have only
     hardship due to special circumstances.              those credits that apply to their new major
     Waivers will be reviewed on a case-by-              count toward academic grade level. This poli-
     case basis. For special consideration, a            cy is established for determining Grade Level
     student may need to complete a                      Status for Federal Family Educational Loans.
     Financial Aid Appeal Request form and               *All information presented regarding financial aid eli-
     submit it to the Financial Aid Director.            gibility and program availability reflects current
     The Financial Aid Advisory Committee                regulations and policies. This information is subject to
     will then review the appeal. The student            change.
     will be notified in writing of the dispo-
     sition of the appeal.                               CAMPUS LIFE
   To be reinstated for financial aid once a stu-
dent has been denied aid due to lack of                  Student Services Philosophy
progress and no appeal has been filed or an
appeal has been denied, a student must suc-                 At Central Penn, Student Services embod-
cessfully complete 12 credit hours with a                ies all the educational and developmental
minimum 2.0 term grade point average (“C”                aspects of a student’s life that are not directly
average). The Financial Aid Advisory                     related to the classroom experience. Central
Committee will give no aid until this require-           Penn takes these responsibilities as seriously as
ment is accomplished and the student requests            its commitment to academic excellence and its
a review of his/her permanent academic                   long-standing success in preparing students
record. Students who have an appeal granted              for the workforce.
must complete their next term with a GPA of                 Just as an appearance policy challenges stu-
2.0 or better and successfully complete all              dents’ “seriousness of purpose” for entering a
courses they register for.                               career field, so do the high standards of
   Students will be issued a Financial Aid               Central Penn’s living and learning environ-
Warning if they attempt less than 12 credits             ment challenge students’ commitment to
during their first term of enrollment and get            developing their potential as responsible
less than a 2.0 term GPA. This is done to noti-          adults. Students are challenged through a cam-
fy students that if they continue to perform             pus environment free of alcohol and drugs.
poorly, they may violate the academic progress           These values and high standards of both living
policy.                                                  and learning are at the heart of Central Penn’s
                                                         Student Services program. A caring, well-
                                                         trained, professional staff serves students
Grade Level Advancement Policy                           through programs that cultivate a sense of
                                                         responsibility both for oneself and for one
   First-time enrolled students who start at             another as future leaders in our society.
Central Penn or Grade Level 1 students, must                Student Services at Central Penn is com-
successfully complete a minimum of 36 credits            mitted to the belief that an educational
to be considered in Grade Level 2 or                     environment with a mission centered on
Sophomore Level. For those students in the               responsibility and respect will significantly
bachelor degree program, students must suc-              contribute to a healthier and better society.
cessfully complete at least 72 credits or more to        Central Penn strives to attain these goals
be considered a Grade Level 3 or Junior. Also,           through providing students with:
students must successfully complete at least
108 credits or more to be considered a Grade             •     Dedicated involvement of faculty and
Level 4 or Senior. Students who transfer cred-                 staff.
its into their Central Penn major, and for

•    Leadership experiences that directly               Roommates
     enhance marketability for employment
     and promote the development of                       Countless lifetime friendships begin at
     human potential.                                   Central Penn. We work with you to get the
                                                        best match of roommates possible. You will be
•    Part-time job opportunities that sup-              asked to provide information about your per-
     port and complement chosen career                  sonal traits and interests on the housing
     directions.                                        application. You may also request to live with
•    Involvement in clubs and organizations             someone whom you already know on the
     that expand exposure to professional               housing application form. Student Services
     career fields and involvement in volun-            will be happy to provide you with more details
     teer programs that instill and cultivate a         or answer questions you may have regarding
     sense of community service.                        roommates.

•    An intercollegiate athletic program —
     Central Penn belongs to the Eastern                Physically Challenged
     Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference                 Accommodations
                                                          We try to make our campus accessible to the
•    A program of intramural campus sports              needs of physically challenged students.
     and activities that accents the impor-             Students requiring further accommodations
     tance of mental, emotional, and                    should contact the Student Services Dean.
     physical well-being.

                                                        Student Activities
                                                           A quality education includes more than just
   Unlike most colleges, Central Penn provides          academics. That is why you are encouraged to
apartments and townhouses. They are consid-             become involved in campus life by participat-
ered some of the nicest living accommodations           ing in one or more of the many clubs,
on any college campus. Freshman housing pro-            organizations, or athletic activities. Central
vides students with a furnished apartment-style         Penn’s small size makes it possible for everyone
residence and is available to students who have         to participate in activities and assume leader-
completed less than 35 credits.                         ship roles. Whether it’s basketball, golf,
   Upperclassman housing consists of fur-               bowling, or one of many excellent clubs or pro-
nished townhouses. Students are eligible to             fessional organizations, the Student Services
transition to the upperclassman units if they           staff can assist you in finding an activity that is
have no disciplinary sanctions indicating that          right for you.
housing will be forfeited, have successfully               Also, there are many special events through-
completed 35 credits, and space is available.           out the year, from the Homeless Sleep Out to
   Furnished units include complete kitchens,           the Student Awards Banquet, which give you
air conditioning, basic and standard cable tele-        opportunities to get involved and experience
vision service, local phone service (a land line        new and exciting things.
phone is not included), coin-operated laundry
facilities on-site, and are close to campus
buildings and amenities. All student housing            Beyond Campus
also has wireless internet access. Utilities
                                                           Our 35-acre campus is located in Summerdale,
include water, sewage, electric, gas, trash, and
                                                        a picturesque community of less than 1,000 peo-
local area telephone. Each unit’s phone line,
                                                        ple. Harrisburg, the state capital, is just across the
located in the kitchen, provides direct dialing
                                                        Susquehanna River from campus. The city
to every apartment, townhouse, or on-campus
                                                        offers you many social, cultural, and education-
office. If students would like to make toll or
                                                        al activities. Other attractions are soccer,
long distance calls, it is recommended students
                                                        volleyball, and minor league baseball games on
purchase a calling card or use a cell phone.
                                                        Harrisburg’s City Island, trade shows and pro-
                                                        fessional soccer at the Pennsylvania Farm
Show Complex, plus concerts, museums,                     Employment After Graduation
movie theaters, and malls all within a short dis-
tance from campus. In nearby Hershey, PA,                    Central Penn believes in graduate success.
you will find HERSHEY PARK, Hershey sta-                  We make every effort to help you in your job
dium and arena (site of many sport events and             search. The Career Services Director works
concerts).                                                with you in the preparation of your resume and
                                                          cover letter, assists you with interviewing tech-
                                                          niques, and points out career opportunities.
CAMPUS SERVICES                                           Central Penn annually hosts a career expo and
   Central Penn is your College. In an effort to          a summer part-time job fair. In addition,
make Central Penn a positive living and learn-            Central Penn students are encouraged to
ing environment, there are many facilities and            attend the CPEC Job and Internship Fair each
services available to you. There is postal service        February. The online career center, a web-
for pick up and delivery of your mail. Stamps             based job matching system, is available to assist
can be purchased in the Student Services office           you in your job search. Employers prefer
in Bollinger Hall. The Scoozi Café is open for            Central Penn graduates because of their in-
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Student                 depth career education, hands-on training, and
Union, in the Advanced Technology                         professional demeanor.
Education Center (ATEC), offers snack                        No college can guarantee or promise you a
machines, games, and a place to study or just             job after graduation. However, we will do
relax between classes. An ATM machine is                  everything within reason to assist you in your
located in the lower level of the ATEC. Coin-             job search by providing employment assistance
operated laundry facilities are available in Gale,        and referrals.
Anne, and Mindy Halls.                                       Employment statistics, including starting
                                                          salaries, are available in the Career Services
                                                          office. Employment services are provided for
Computer Classrooms and Labs                              you for your lifetime. Whether you are a recent
                                                          graduate or have been out of Central Penn for
   Food and/or beverages (including those
                                                          many years, we are here to assist you.
with lids) are strictly prohibited in any com-
puter classroom or lab. Please use the student
lounge, Scoozi’s, or any common area if you               Library
would like to eat or drink.
                                                             The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library,
                                                          located in the academic quad beside Milano
Computer Services                                         Hall, provides a variety of educational
                                                          resources to enhance your college experience.
   An open computer lab and most computer
                                                          By using a Central Penn ID, students have
classrooms are located on the third floor of the
                                                          access to electronic, book, periodical, and
ATEC. For your convenience, the ATEC is
                                                          audio-visual resources, as well as interlibrary
open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m.
                                                          loan agreements. Students also have online
to 10:00 p.m. The open lab has extended week-
                                                          access to Library catalogs and resources.
end and late night hours, posted on a quarterly
                                                          Students will be required to use the Library to
basis. You will receive a student login account
                                                          complete research assignments. Students have
when you arrive. Campus computers may be
                                                          the ability to chat “live” with a librarian.
used to gain access to the Internet for research
                                                          Students are responsible for all Library materi-
and other academic activities. Students must
                                                          als signed out in their name and may be subject
provide a Central Penn ID to use campus com-
                                                          to fines, damage charges, or replacement costs.
puters. No guests are permitted to use campus
                                                          Students’ transcripts will not be released if
                                                          Library materials or charges are outstanding.
                                                             The Law Library, located in Room 43 of
                                                          Bollinger Hall, houses the legal reference collec-
                                                          tion to facilitate a legal learning environment.

Part-time Employment                                     Student Tutors
   Many students choose to work part time                   Students interested in tutoring should con-
while going to college. The Career Services              tact the Retention and Placement Coordinator.
Director maintains a list of available part-time         Students must have successfully completed
jobs and will assist you in meeting your needs.          (with an “A”) the course they want to tutor.
On the average, students who do hold part-               Students must also make a day/time commit-
time positions work approximately 15-20                  ment for the entire term. Students can receive
hours per week, so they are still able to devote         credit for community service hours through stu-
adequate time to their studies.                          dent tutoring. An active student tutoring list is
                                                         disseminated each term.
Student Assistance Center
                                                            The College also provides SMARTHINK-
   Central Penn is committed to student suc-             ING, which is an online/virtual learning
cess. Students are required to take placement            assistance center. Students connect to live
exams to determine proficiency in areas of               tutors (through the tools menu on Blackboard)
English and math. Correct placement allows               from any computer that has internet access.
for students to begin their academic require-            Online tutoring is available 24 hours a day, 7
ments at a level where they can be successful.           days a week. An online writing lab allows stu-
If Central Penn cannot offer the level of reme-          dents to submit papers for e-structors to
diation necessary, developmental coursework              critique, with essays being returned within 24
may be required elsewhere, prior to becoming             hours. Tutoring in a variety of subject areas is
a fully matriculated student. Central Penn pro-          available.
vides several outlets for support or guidance for
the academic programs and requirements in
general education. These outlets include the             Student Services
Student Assistance Center, student tutors, and           Counseling
an online assistance center — SMARTHINK-                    Student Services provides a part-time, on-
ING. Students seeking assistance beyond these            site counselor. Students may confidentially
means should seek guidance from their                    seek counseling by contacting the Student
Academic Advisor or the Academic Dean.                   Services office in Bollinger Hall. Additional
   The Student Assistance Center has been                local contacts are also available for students
designed to help students with tutoring and              experiencing difficulties.
writing needs. Students often benefit from a
different perspective or style of explanation or         PHILOSOPHIES AND
a little extra attention on a difficult subject.
The Center allows you to take the initiative to          POLICIES
seek help without having to go through a dif-               The philosophies and policies explain where
ficult process. It is important that you use this        the College stands on issues that relate to the
service to your benefit; it can help you excel as        success of each and every student who chooses
a student.                                               Central Penn. Philosophies touch more on the
   Faculty staffs the Center and a schedule is           reasons why. How we interpret these philoso-
posted each term in the Library, on bulletin             phies, in the form of policies, is spelled out in
boards, the kiosk system, and in department              the Student Handbook.
offices. Appointments are suggested, but stu-               The Vision, Mission, and Core Values
dents may just walk in. Sessions are held in the         found at the beginning of this catalog serve as
Leadership Room of the Library.                          guides when formulating philosophies and

Academic Degree Requirements                            missed, your notification letter will outline
                                                        specific requirements to meet in order to be
   A cumulative grade point average of at least         considered for readmittance.
2.0 is required for graduation. All students
must fulfill the necessary program require-
ments, including STS005 The Central Penn                Academic Probation
Experience, either IDS100 Freshman Seminar
or IDS105 College Success Seminar, and a                   Academic probation occurs when a student
three-credit internship/four-credit capstone.           enters the College with a GPA below a 2.0 or
   Associate degree students primarily take             fails to make satisfactory academic progress. If
courses at the 100 and 200 level. A small num-          you are placed on academic probation, we
ber of 300-level courses are required in the            believe that you do have the potential to grad-
associate programs and are reserved mostly for          uate, however, your academic performance
the program areas. Bachelor programs contain            indicates a need for immediate improvement.
courses at the 100, 200, 300, and 400 level. The        Therefore, academic advising/counseling
300- and 400-level courses reflect advanced             and/or certain restrictions are part of proba-
levels of study and intensified academic rigor.         tion. You will receive written notification from
   It is the responsibility of the student to           the Academic Dean informing you of your sta-
ensure that all courses and credits are complet-        tus. A student who fails to meet probationary
ed. Academic Advisors can assist students in            improvement standards will be academically
this process. The student should keep accurate          dismissed.
records of his/her degree progress on the
degree audit pages in the back of this catalog.         Academic Progress/Incomplete
Academic Dishonesty                                        Satisfactory academic progress is defined as
   Academic dishonest consists of any action or         a minimum of a 2.0 GPA at the end of a term.
omission by a student that constitutes plagia-          An incomplete grade “I” is given at the discre-
rism, cheating, or academic misrepresentation.          tion of a faculty member and must be satisfied
Sanctions for academic dishonesty range from            within the time specified by that professor (not
a zero for the assignment or failing grade for          to exceed six weeks after the end of the term);
the course, to dismissal. Academic dishonest            otherwise, it becomes an “F.” Any change in
incidents become part of a student’s permanent          grade (except an “I”) must be made by Friday
record. Repeat incidents of academic dishon-            of the second week of classes in a new term.
esty throughout your time at Central Penn,              Satisfactory academic progress ensures career
may result in dismissal.                                success.

Academic Dismissal                                      Academic Year / Day

   The primary reason that you enter Central               Courses are offered Monday through
Penn is to earn a degree. If your academic              Thursday in the evenings and Tuesday through
performance indicates that you are not going            Friday during the daytime. Saturday classes as
to achieve that goal, you will be academical-           well as online and blended classes are also avail-
ly dismissed. Once this happens, you may be             able. Typical courses run for an 11-week term.
in a better position to reassess your future            A full-time student takes four or five courses per
plans; and, if Central Penn is still a part of          term. If a student desires to schedule more than
them, you may desire to apply for readmis-              five courses, additional credits must be approved
sion. We believe it is unfair for you to remain         by the Academic Dean.
a Central Penn student if you are not making
progress toward satisfying the degree
requirements. If you are academically dis-

Alcohol-free and Drug-free                              Appearance
                                                           We duplicate a business environment as
   Central Penn is committed to providing an            closely as possible. In business you will meet
alcohol-free and drug-free environment for all          people whose first impression of you influences
students. The possession, use, or sale of alco-         their judgment of you. By maintaining a pro-
holic beverages and illegal drugs is strictly           fessional appearance policy in academic
prohibited on the campus of Central Penn and            buildings on class days, you will develop good
can result in expulsion.                                habits and build your professional wardrobe for
                                                        your career success.

American Disabilities Act
Compliance                                              Articulation Agreements
Learning Disabilities                                      Central Penn has established articulation
   As of July 1, 2003, students must submit a           agreements with various high schools and col-
current psychological evaluation, audiological          leges. A student can articulate those courses or
report, or other professional documentation to          credits stated on the articulation agreement.
the Student Services Dean for review. A cur-            The required paperwork for articulation must
rent evaluation is defined as occurring within          be completed prior to starting a program at
the past two years. An Individualized                   Central Penn in order to receive credit. Ask
Education Plan (IEP) from a high school does            your high school guidance counselor, college
not provide the information needed to make              transfer office, or any admissions counselor for
an informed decision; however, an IEP can be            information about articulation.
submitted as extending documentation. Verbal
requests for assistance cannot be accepted.
   Once the relevant documentation is                   Attendance
received, a representative from Student
                                                           In the business world, too many absences
Services will review and render a decision. A
                                                        result in loss of pay or your job. At Central
Notice of Accommodations will be prepared
                                                        Penn, excessive absences will result in a lower
for the student. A meeting will be called
                                                        grade or failure. In preparing you for the busi-
between Student Services representative(s),
                                                        ness world, Central Penn reflects the generally
student, and family representative(s), if appli-
                                                        accepted business practice on attendance.
cable, to review the accommodations. Once
                                                        Attendance policies also apply to online
the Notice of Accommodations is signed,
Central Penn will provide the accommoda-
tions listed.
   At no time are the Notice of Accommodations,         Auditing
documentation, or meetings an indicator that the
student will pass coursework or receive a                  You may attend or audit classes not includ-
degree. The student is the only person to               ed in your particular program. If auditing, you
guarantee their success through hard work               do not take exams and do not earn a grade or
and perseverance. The student also has the              credit. Permission to audit a class may be
responsibility to inform all professors of the          obtained from the professor and approval of
need for assistance.                                    the Academic Dean.
   Central Penn is limited in the accommoda-
tions that can be made for students.
                                                        Blended Courses
Physical Disabilities
   The existing campus meets ADA require-                  Blended courses are a combination of class-
ments and the College attempts to reasonably            room and online education. Students have
accommodate the needs of physically chal-               required classroom time and required online
lenged students. Students needing further               coursework. Attendance in blended courses is
accommodations should contact the Student               based on participation in the class and comple-
Services Dean.                                          tion of weekly online coursework. Thus, any
                                                        student who fails to complete an assigned task
will be counted as absent, and failure to com-          Classroom Disruption
plete any work within a one-week period will
be reported as though the student had stopped              Central Penn is a learning environment.
attending class for a week. The last date of            Compliance with the College’s policies and
attendance will be determined by using the last         philosophies is essential to promote an atmos-
date of the academic week in which the stu-             phere of student and graduate success.
dent actually completed work. Blended courses           Students exhibiting poor or disruptive behav-
meet in the classroom for a minimum of 22               ior or who are repeatedly out of dress code will
hours. Scheduled meeting times are predeter-            be dismissed from the class and, potentially, the
mined and appear on registration materials.             course. Once dismissed from class, the student
                                                        may only return after receiving written permis-
                                                        sion from the Academic Dean or designee.
The Central Penn Experience
   All students are required to take STS005             Class Scheduling
The Central Penn Experience. This one-cred-
it, blended course is an introduction to the               The schedule for the first-term, full-time
College and its academic/social requirements.           student is established by the Registrar and is
The course must be passed and is necessary for          usually comprised of three general education
graduation. If a student fails The Central Penn         courses, one program-specific course, and The
Experience, he or she is placed on academic             Central Penn Experience. Future schedules are
probation. If a student fails The Central Penn          the primary responsibility of the student.
Experience two times he or she will be dis-             Advisor input should be sought. Registration
missed. Students admitted on probation must             for returning students is accessible online at
pass this course the first time.               Students are advised to
                                                        keep proper degree-audit records in the back of
                                                        this catalog. After the two-week online pre-
Car on Campus                                           registration period, all registrations must have
                                                        financial clearance from the Business office
   You may have your car on campus. Cars                (this is the responsibility of the student).
must be registered and display parking permits
for security reasons. Students must park in lots
designated for student parking.                         Class Size
                                                           The average class size is approximately 16
Changing Your Major                                     students to 1 faculty. Classes range in size from
                                                        7-55 students.
   A change-of-major fee of $50 will be
assessed for any student changing major more
than two times. In certain cases, students in           Conduct
academic violation with a GPA below 2.0 will
be charged the fee as well. Students transfer-             You are expected to conduct yourself in an
ring from an associate degree to a bachelor             appropriate manner, which is defined in the
degree within their field will have the fee             Student Handbook and the Residence Hall
waived. Forms are located in the Records and            Lease Agreement. Your living comfort, class-
Registration office.                                    room atmosphere, and personal rights are
                                                        important and should not be infringed upon;
                                                        therefore, guidelines for conduct are a benefit
                                                        to you. Inappropriate actions in the communi-
                                                        ty may cause you to lose your job or your lease;
                                                        inappropriate actions at Central Penn may
                                                        result in disciplinary action. The College fol-
                                                        lows a judiciary process, which is published in
                                                        the Student Handbook. Contact the Student
                                                        Services Dean for more information.

Course Load                                               CLEP for Military Personnel (DANTES)
                                                             Central Pennsylvania College awards credit
   A typical full-time student carries 12 credits.        to those eligible military personnel taking
Students taking fewer than 12 credits may be              CLEP examinations through the Defense
classified as part-time students. Students desir-         Activity for Non-Traditional Education
ing to take more than 15 credits need                     Support (DANTES) program.
permission from the Academic Dean. Student                   For a complete listing of AP and CLEP
accounts are billed on a per credit basis. For            examinations along with accepted equivalen-
further information, contact the Financial Aid            cies, please visit the College website.

                                                          Credit Hour Definition
Credit-by-examination Policies
                                                             Fifteen hours of classroom lecture equal one
Advanced Placement (AP)                                   credit; 40 hours of laboratory work or
   The Advanced Placement (AP) Program                    practicum equal one credit; a minimum of 60
offered through the College Board offers high             hours of internship equal one credit depending
school students the opportunity to challenge              upon the program.
themselves to gain college credit. Students par-
ticipating in AP courses can work on gaining
the skills and attitudes needed to be successful          Cumulative Grade Point Average
in college.                                               (GPA)
   Students who receive an AP exam score of 3,
4, or 5 will be granted college credit. Students             Students should know their cumulative
may transfer a maximum of 12 college credits              GPA and keep it above 2.0 to avoid academic
through AP examinations; the 12 credits may               probation and to graduate. Transfer credits
not be used in addition to articulated coursework         from another college and credits earned
with high schools or area vocational/technical            through pass/fail or Lifelong Learning are not
programs.                                                 included in your cumulative average.

College-Level Examination Program
(CLEP) exams                                              Customer Satisfaction
   Central Penn does accept CLEP examina-
tions for credit in identified areas. However, at            Improving customer satisfaction is a goal of
this time the College is not a testing center.            Central Pennsylvania College. Students are our
The closest testing center to the College is:             customers. We want them to be satisfied with
Harrisburg Area Community College, One                    their Central Penn experience. One way that
HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The                     the administration demonstrates our commit-
credit-granting score of 50 is required for all           ment to serve students better is by reading and
CLEP examinations in order to gain credit.                reacting to their perceptions. Each term stu-
The course equivalency listing identifies the             dents are asked to honestly assess faculty, staff,
credit Central Penn will grant for each exami-            and the services they receive at Central Penn.
nation and is available from the Student                  Positive comments as well as suggestions for
Services Dean or on the website.                          improvement are shared with students, faculty,
   A student can obtain a total of 9 credits              and staff. The College genuinely appreciates
toward an associate degree and 18 credits                 students’ candid assessment of administrative
toward a bachelor degree through CLEP                     services. Central Penn continues to strive to
examinations. This is also applicable to CLEP             improve our services to the student customer.
examinations administered through the                     Working together, our campus will see many
Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education             improvements, resulting in higher student sat-
Support (DANTES) program. The total num-                  isfaction culminating in graduate career
ber of credits transferred into a program may             success. The tagline added to the College logo
not exceed one-half of the degree program.                in 2002, Your Bridge to Success, reflects our
                                                          purpose. The caring faculty and staff at Central
                                                          Penn want to help students succeed in the
                                                          career of their dreams.
Dean’s List — Recognition of                            Early Warning
                                                           Central Penn is concerned with your progress
   Students carrying six or more credits and            and has devised a system for identifying those
earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better          who are experiencing difficulties in achieving suc-
during a term, have earned a place on the               cess. This “early warning system” will help direct
Dean’s List.                                            you to the appropriate sources of assistance.
   The following criteria are used to recognize
graduates of high achievement at graduation:
Cumulative Average          Honorary Title
                                                        •    Students are expected to maintain a sat-
3.80 - 4.00                 Summa Cum Laude
                                                             isfactory academic record (2.0 GPA or
3.60 - 3.79                 Magna Cum Laude                  higher) at Central Penn.
3.50 - 3.59                 Cum Laude
                                                        •    Students must have a 2.0 GPA or high-
  In addition, a student successfully complet-               er to be eligible to graduate.
ing the Central Penn Honors Program will
graduate with distinguished honors.                       Definition of grades and other marks found
                                                        on grade reports:
                                                        A    Exceptional interest and mastery of
Dropping or Adding Courses                                   subject matter
   The Registrar or Assistant Registrar will            B+ Above average interest and mastery of
help you change your schedule. Pay close atten-            subject
tion to appropriate timing within which to add
or drop courses so as not to affect your grades.        C+ Average mastery of subject matter with
Students may only add classes during the first             no measurable deficiency
week of the term. In order to withdraw from a
                                                        C- Below average mastery of subject with
course with a grade of “W,” a student must do
                                                           minor measurable deficiency
so prior to the close of week seven. A student
withdrawing after week seven will receive an            D    Marginal mastery of subject matter
“F.” It is also important that you contact the               with indicated areas of deficiency
Financial Aid office and Business office prior
to making your decision. The student is                 F    Impaired understanding of subject with
responsible for obtaining financial aid clear-               a deficiency in most areas
ance from the Business office (signature on the         Grade            Grade Point Description
form). Adding and/or dropping courses has
                                                        A     95 – 100       4.0        Exceptional
financial implications, which are explained in          A-    90 – 94        3.88
the Refund and Distribution Policy.                     B+    88 – 89        3.25       Above average
                                                        B     85 – 87        3.0
                                                        B-    80 – 84        2.88
Dual Enrollment                                         C+    78 – 79        2.25       Average
                                                        C     75 – 77        2.0
   The College offers, through special arrange-         C-    70 – 74        1.88       Below average
ments with local high schools, the opportunity          D+    68 – 69        1.25
for high school students to take college-level          D     65 – 67        1.00       Marginal
courses for credit while still attending high           D-    60 – 64        0.88
school. Students are able to take at a reduced          F      0 – 59        0          Failing
tuition rate any course for which they meet the         AU       0                      Audit
prerequisites. Placement testing may be                 I        0                      Incomplete
required. Interested high school students               L        0                      Lifelong Learning
                                                        P        0                      Pass
should contact their guidance counselors to
                                                        T        0                      Transfer
determine whether a signed agreement exists             W        0                      Withdraw
and to obtain the dual-enrollment application.          Y                               Passed waiver test
Questions should be directed to the College in
High School Coordinator.
Grievance Policies                                    5. The decision of the Student Services
                                                         Dean is final.
Academic Grievance:
   In the event of a student having an academ-
ic grievance with any professor, the Student          Internship/Capstone Experience
Handbook issued by the College notes the fol-
lowing policy and procedure for “Academic                As a career-oriented college, Central Penn
Grievance.” This process must be initiated            requires all students to complete an internship.
within four weeks of the end of the term in           Internships range in hours from 180 to 560
which the course was taken.                           hours. Traditional students are eligible for
                                                      internship upon completion of all coursework
1. A student wishing to appeal a grade or             and should register for internship during their
   academic decision or with an academic              final term of classes.
   concern must first meet with the faculty              Continuing Education students complete a
   member to discuss the issue.                       capstone course in place of the traditional
2. If the student and the faculty member do           internship. This can be done at both the asso-
   not come to a satisfactory agreement, the          ciate and bachelor degree level. This course
   student should submit a brief written              requires an extensive research project and
   summary of the grievance or concern to             paper related to the student’s chosen career
   the Academic Dean. The Academic                    path. For further information on this process,
   Dean will review the concern and may               see the Continuing Education Dean.
   meet with the student.                                If a student fails the internship or capstone
                                                      course, the student is automatically withdrawn
3. The Academic Dean will render a deci-              from the College.
   sion and inform, in writing, all parties
   involved in the complaint within three
   working days.                                      Lifelong Learning and Credits
4. The decision of the Academic Dean is                  Credits that a student transfers from anoth-
   final.                                             er institution or earns through Lifelong
                                                      Learning are not included in the cumulative
Other Complaints:                                     GPA, but are used in determining the stu-
   When other complaints arise, whether they          dent’s satisfactory progress. Contact the
are student originated or from other parties,         Student Services Dean regarding transfer
the following procedure applies:                      credits and the Continuing Education Dean
1. Any complaints that are not directly a             for Lifelong Learning.
   matter of academic grading should be
   brought to the attention of the Academic
   Advisor via a scheduled meeting, phone             Midterm Warning
   call, or in writing.                                  At midterm of each term, a warning is
2. If the Academic Advisor and the other              mailed to you if you are failing or not doing
   party cannot come to a resolution regard-          satisfactory work in a course. Your Advisor will
   ing the complaint, the party should                also receive a copy of this warning and then
   appeal to the Student Services Dean.               request to meet with you. Midterm warnings
                                                      and Advisor meetings are designed to help a
3. The Student Services Dean must be pro-             student improve in needed areas.
   vided with a written complaint and a
   meeting with the other party will be
   scheduled. The meeting may be in per-              Online Courses
   son or via phone conversation.
                                                         The College offers a variety of online cours-
4. The Student Services Dean will render a            es taught in an asynchronous fashion using the
   decision and inform, in writing, all par-          Blackboard internet platform. Students not
   ties involved in the complaint within              enrolled in a fully online degree program may
   three working days.                                take up to 50% of their degree requirements

online without financial aid implications.                 Courses in which you receive a “D” or “F”
Traditional students need written approval              must be retaken upon your return. Students
from the Academic Dean to take more than                who have been formally withdrawn may apply
50% of their term credits online. Attendance in         for readmission, subject to the curriculum and
online courses is based on participation in             other academic requirements and regulations
online discussions and completion of weekly             in effect at the time of readmission.
coursework. Thus, any student who fails to
complete an assigned task will be counted as
absent, and failure to complete any work with-          Refresher Training
in a one-week period will be reported as
                                                           After graduation, you may want to return to
though the student had stopped attending
                                                        Central Penn for refresher training. This is
class for a week. The last date of attendance
                                                        available in your major at no charge as long as
will be determined by using the last date of the
                                                        classroom space is available. The Registrar can
academic week in which the student actually
                                                        provide further information.
completed work.

Off-site Courses
                                                           It is important for students to register for
   The College offers courses at off-campus
                                                        courses during the registration periods due to
sites. Students cannot earn a complete degree
                                                        availability of courses. Late registrants will be
at these locations. However, students can
                                                        assessed a late fee. Students who fail to register
choose to take a combination of online courses
                                                        by the close of the first week of classes will be
and off-site courses. Additionally, students may
                                                        withdrawn from the College. First-time stu-
find alternate locations to offer a need-
                                                        dents are registered by the Records office and
ed/desired course not offered at the
                                                        returning students may register for classes
Summerdale campus. Bachelor degree-seeking
                                                        online, through the College website.
students are limited to 20 or fewer courses at
an off-site location and must be willing to take
online, blended courses, and/or courses at the          Repeating Courses
Summerdale campus to complete a degree.
                                                           If a student fails a course, that course may be
                                                        repeated. ENG015, ENG100, ENG200,
Reacceptance                                            IDS100, IDS105, and STS005 may only be
                                                        repeated one time. Other General Education
   If a student is academically dismissed he/she
                                                        courses may be taken an unlimited number of
may reapply to Central Penn. Students that
                                                        times. Major courses failed twice may only be
have been academically dismissed will be
                                                        repeated with approval of the Academic Dean.
required to take off two terms. In order to
return as a full-time student, he/she will be
required to take an approved course (at Central         Special Academic Opportunities
Penn or elsewhere) and earn a “B” (3.0) or
higher. Reacceptance conditions will be out-               Students seeking specific academic opportu-
lined in your acceptance letter, and                    nities, including Independent Studies, Honor
reacceptance is not guaranteed.                         Studies, or the Craiger C. Parker Leadership
                                                        Recognition program, should contact their
                                                        Advisor and the Academic Dean.
   A student whose study is interrupted for             Undeclared Major
four or more consecutive terms must apply for
readmission. Upon approval, the student is                 If you wish to attend Central Penn to assess
subject to the curriculum and all other aca-            career choices, to fulfill admissions require-
demic requirements and regulations in effect at         ments, to enhance job skills, or to pursue
the time of readmission.                                educational enrichment, you may be accepted

without declaring a specific major. Such stu-               assistance under any federal program, to certi-
dents may take up to 13 credits before                      fy that it has adopted and implemented a drug
declaring a major, at which time an application             prevention program to prevent the unlawful
for admission into a degree program must be                 possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs
submitted to the Admissions office. To assist               and alcohol by students and employees.
you in choosing a career, an Admissions                        As part of its drug prevention program for
Committee interview will be required if you do              students and employees, Central Penn annual-
not declare a major. You must declare a major               ly distributes in writing to each student and
prior to receiving financial aid.                           employee the following information:
                                                            1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohib-
Withdrawal                                                     it the unlawful possession, use, or
                                                               distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
   Traditional students must pursue their educa-               by students and employees on Central
tion at Central Pennsylvania College through                   Penn’s property or as part of any of its
uninterrupted attendance of at least nine credits              activities;
per term, from matriculation through graduation.
However, in the event of special circumstances, a           2. A description of the applicable legal
traditional student may request in writing to the              sanctions under local, state, or federal
Academic Affairs office to take a Leave of                     law for the unlawful possession or distri-
Absence (LOA) from the College. Residential                    bution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
students granted an LOA are bound by the con-               3. A description of the health risks associ-
ditions of their original lease agreement.                     ated with the use of illicit drugs and the
   Traditional students who fail to register for the           abuse of alcohol;
next term will be withdrawn. Any student, who
withdraws or is withdrawn, must reapply and will            4. A description of available drug and alco-
return under the new degree requirements.                      hol counseling, treatment, or
   Continuing Education students can sit out                   rehabilitation programs; and
up to one year and return simply by registering             5. A clear statement of the disciplinary
for classes. If they return within a year, they                sanctions that the College will impose
will return under their original degree require-               on students and employees who violate
ments. After one year, they must reapply and                   the standards of conduct.
will come back under new requirements.
   Any student who misses eight consecutive                    The College will conduct a biennial review
hours of class in each course the student has been          of its drug prevention program to determine its
enrolled in will be automatically withdrawn.                effectiveness, implement changes as needed,
   Prior to considering any withdrawal, all stu-            and ensure that the disciplinary sanctions are
dents should meet with their Advisor, the                   consistently enforced.
Retention and Placement Coordinator, the                       Central Penn fully supports the objectives of
Business office, and the Financial Aid office.              these laws and their related regulations. The
In particular, all students must be aware that a            College recognizes both alcohol and drug abuse
withdrawal or a lengthy period of nonatten-                 as potential health, safety, and security prob-
dance may trigger repayment of student loans.               lems. The College expects its students and
   For additional information on these policies,            employees to cooperate in maintaining a college
please refer to the Student Handbook or the                 environment free from the effects of alcohol and
College website.                                            other drugs and to comply with this policy.

The Drug-free Schools and                                   The Family Education Rights
Communities Act Amendments                                  and Privacy Act (FERPA)
   The Drug-free Schools and Communities                    Preamble
Act Amendments of 1989 require an institu-                  The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
tion of higher education, as a condition of                 of 1974 establishes specific rights for students
receiving funds or any other form of financial              and/or their parents and prevents the release of

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

   The following is a list of public information,        12. Name and Address of Parents, Guardian,
which may be made available regarding stu-                   Spouse
dents of the College without their prior
                                                         13. Photos
consent and is considered part of the public
record of their attendance:                              14. Classification
                                                            The student is entitled to request that any or
1. Name
                                                         all of this information not be made publicly
2. Address (Local and Permanent)                         available; such a request must be made in writ-
                                                         ing to the Records and Registration office.
3. Telephone Number
                                                         This request shall be effective only with respect
4. Date and Place of Birth                               to directory information not prepared for
                                                         release at the time the request is received by the
5. Major                                                 Records and Registration office. Such a request
6. Student Activities, including Athletics               remains effective until revoked by the student.

7. Dates of Enrollment                                   Failure to Comply
                                                         If the College fails to comply with the Act, the
8. Date of Graduation                                    student may file a written complaint by mail-
                                                         ing it directly to: The Family Educational
9. Degrees and Awards Received
                                                         Rights and Privacy Office, Department of
10. Honors                                               Health, Education, and Welfare, 330
                                                         Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
11. Most Recent Educational Institution                  20201
    Attended Prior to Admission

Leadership Across the Curriculum

Recognizing that you are the leaders of tomorrow, Central Penn has designed an educational expe-
rience 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 edu-
cational 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 educa-
tion 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 success.
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 success 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 enhance
from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., a special presen-             their development as effective leaders. The stu-
tation is available for the campus community.              dents will gain knowledge and skills that will
These events may range from well-known                     help them in all spheres of their lives, in college
speakers and leaders, to successful graduates,             as well as in their careers and home lives. The
musicians, artists, and community leaders.                 Leadership Institute runs during the spring
   All students are encouraged to attend, but              term.
those taking Oral Communications and stu-
dents accepted into the Leadership Honor
Academy, are required to attend the Common                 The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
Hour events. The Common Hour schedule is                   Recognition Program
published each term. Events include leadership
                                                              The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
and cultural presentations, and club and advis-
                                                           Recognition Program is designed to recog-
ing activities. Each weekly event is publicized.
                                                           nize and foster those students with the
                                                           interest and desire to become leaders, the
Leadership Honor Academy                                   Craiger C. Parker Leadership Program moti-
                                                           vates students to explore the nature of
   Students with the desire to participate in a            leadership and develop their personal leader-
prestigious leadership opportunity and willing             ship potential. Students are encouraged to
to go above and beyond are invited to consider             complete four courses from those identified as
applying for the Academy. Students can apply               pertaining to leadership development. They
for acceptance into the program upon accept-               then design and complete an individual lead-
ance to Central Penn or prior to earning 80                ership project. By successfully completing the
credits. Admission into the Academy is com-                LDS400 Leadership Project course, students
petitive and considers the person as a whole.              can graduate with the designation of “Craiger
While grades are important, so, too, is demon-             C. Parker Leadership Recognition” on their
strated leadership, commitment, integrity, and             transcripts and diploma.
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 of the College.
Cadets will be expected to model the Big Eight
and serve as role models for the campus.
Cadets will be involved in ceremonies, have
special pinning or capping events, and will
graduate with Leadership Honors. Cadets will
also be expected to wear their Academy uni-
forms 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 stress-
es this learn-by-doing philosophy whether it’s
an online project, a classroom project, or a lab           Associate in Science Degrees
experience. Our high quality degrees focus on
career preparation. Each program has its own               Accounting
advisory board of professionals who work in the            Communications
field. These men and women review the pro-
gram and provide recommendations to allow us               Computer Information Systems with a
to stay current with technology and other trends           concentration in one of the following:
in the field. In addition, Central Penn’s highly-          •   Applications Development
qualified faculty insure that you receive a quality
education.                                                 •   Database Management
   Students pursuing a degree at Central Penn
                                                           •   Network Management
must complete one-third of their degree
requirements in general education.                         Criminal Justice
   The following is a list of programs and the
degree that each awards:                                   Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Bachelor of Science Degrees                                Paralegal
Accounting Program
Business Administration Program                            Associate in Applied Science
Students may choose a general approach to the              Degrees
degree or may choose a minor in one of the fol-            Digital Arts
lowing areas:
                                                           Medical Assisting
•    Finance
                                                           Office Administration
•    Healthcare Administration
                                                           Physical Therapist Assistant
•    Management
                                                           Travel and Tourism Operations
•    Marketing
Corporate Communications                                   Certificates
Criminal Justice Administration Program                    Accounting and Advanced Accounting
Homeland Security Management Program                       Forensic Criminalistics
Information Technology Program                             Human Resources
Students may choose a general approach to the
degree or may choose a minor in one of the fol-            Intelligence Analysis
lowing areas:

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

                                                       Associate in Science Degree
                                                       •     Accounting
                                                       •     Entrepreneurship and Small Business

                                                       •     Human Resources

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS                                      4. Program Requirements: Degree-seeking
                                                            students should select a program of study
   The following section outlines degree require-           that relates to their career-goals.
ments for all programs of study at Central                  Students are strongly encouraged to
Pennsylvania College. The general education                 declare a program of study upon accept-
requirements comprise one-third of the curricu-             ance. A program of study must be
lum in each program. General education,                     selected prior to the completion of 12
combined with program specific courses and                  credits. Students must declare a major
hands-on education, provide a balanced career-              prior to receiving financial aid. Most
oriented education.                                         programs of study consist of field specific
   All students must obtain a cumulative                    courses, in addition to several elective
grade point average of 2.0 and fulfill all                  courses.
degree requirements to be eligible for gradua-
tion. This includes either IDS100 Freshman               5. Minors: Students have the option of
Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar,                  choosing a minor within several pro-
STS005 The Central Penn Experience, and a                   grams of study. Minors consist of
three-credit internship/four-credit capstone                specially focused courses. Within the
experience.                                                 bachelor of science degree programs in
                                                            Business Administration and
1. The Central Penn Experience (1 credit):                  Information Technology, students who
   One of the courses that each degree-                     elect to not have a minor must fulfill
   seeking student must take during his/her                 specific level (300/400) requirements in
   first term, introduces students to the                   coursework.
   College policies and academic philoso-
   phies. This blended, one-credit course is             6. Internship/Capstone Experience:
   designed to promote student success and                  Internships are a vital aspect of the
   familiarize all students, continuing edu-                Central Pennsylvania College experience.
   cation and traditional, with the collegiate              Central Penn measures its success by the
   culture of Central Penn. It is required for              extent of career success experienced by its
   all students.                                            students. All students, continuing educa-
                                                            tion and traditional, must fulfill the
2. Freshman Seminar (3 credits) or College                  internship or job-related capstone
   Success Seminar (3 credits): Degree-                     requirement for their program.
   seeking students are required to complete                Requirements vary by program.
   either the Freshman Seminar or College                   However, all capstones contain a job pur-
   Success Seminar. These courses introduce                 suit element, which requires students to
   students to the social, political, and his-              complete a resume and participate in a
   torical issues that shape their major field              mock interview. Continuing Education
   of study and how to conduct academic                     students are required to complete a cap-
   research in that field. Traditional stu-                 stone course. For more information,
   dents are required to complete the                       contact the Continuing Education Dean.
   Freshman Seminar. Continuing educa-
   tion students are required to complete                7. Service/Community Service: Traditional
   the College Success Seminar which also                   students are required to fulfill a service
   incorporates the discussion of issues spe-               requirement prior to graduation. Students
   cific to students returning to their                     seeking a bachelor degree are required to
   education.                                               complete 50 hours, and students seeking
                                                            an associate degree are required to com-
3. General Education:                                       plete 25 hours. The hours can be earned
                                                            throughout your education, but must be
    a. Humanities
                                                            kept track of in a log which can be found
    b. Math, Science, and Technology                        in the Student Handbook. Service hours
                                                            can take place on campus or in a commu-
    c. Social and Behavioral Sciences                       nity organization but must be of a
                                                            volunteer and service-oriented nature.

    Students are required to submit a com-               Educational Objectives:
    pleted service log to the internship                 Upon graduation from Central Penn students
    advisor along with their completed                   will be expected to:
    internship packet. Internship grades will
    not be issued without successful comple-             •   Integrate effective written and oral
    tion of this service requirement.                        communication into daily business
    Continuing Education, transfer students,
    and students that change majors or                   •   Use critical thinking, problem solving,
    degree level must fulfill an alternate                   and various research methods to sup-
    requirement through the Continuing                       port decisions.
    Education Dean.                                      •   Judge the value of a process or product
8. Students can earn certificates or associate               through critical reading, discussion, and
   or bachelor degrees. Certificates are com-                analysis.
   prised of 18 or 24 preselected credits.               •   Correlate business practices and deci-
   Associate degree programs require a                       sions that are reflections of societal
   minimum of 62 credits. Bachelor degree                    beliefs, attitudes, and market trends.
   programs require a minimum of 125
   credits.                                              •   Generate results by utilizing science or
                                                             mathematical skills and apply those
   It is the responsibility of the student, with             results to problem solving.
guidance from his/her Advisor, to fulfill all
degree and program requirements. Students                •   Expand their knowledge base, under-
should keep an accurate record of courses                    standing, and appreciation for varied
taken. Audit pages are made available in this                social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic
catalog for students to track their progress.                values.
   At the completion of either a bachelor or             •   Demonstrate competence and confi-
associate degree from Central Pennsylvania                   dence in chosen career field.
College, graduates will have obtained a cer-
tain skill set. The skill set is a combination of
educational experiences from the student’s
program of study; the general education core
which includes humanities, math, science,
and technology; social and behavioral sci-
ences; and campus life.

Bachelor Degrees
                   Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
                      The following guidelines assist students in                Social and Behavioral Science – 12 credits
                   developing programs of study that introduce                     Students must fulfill 12 credits within the
                   them to three areas of learning at Central                    social and behavioral sciences. These require-
                   Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the                    ments include either IDS100 Freshman
Bachelor Degrees

                   social sciences, and math and science. These                  Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                   areas of study provide the foundation for a                   and 9 additional credits, at least 6 of which
                   well-rounded business professional.                           must be at the 200 level or higher. Students
                                                                                 may choose from courses labeled HIS, POL,
                   Humanities – 18 credits
                                                                                 PSY, or SOC, as well as from the list below:
                      Students must fulfill 18 credits within the
                   humanities. These requirements are comprised                  BUS365     Organizational Behavior
                                                                                 CRI380     Psychology of the Criminal
                   of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200 and 9
                                                                                 GEO100     Cultural Geography
                   additional credits; 6 credits must be taken at                IDS200     Consumer Protection
                   the 300 level or higher. Students may choose                  IDS310     Superstitions & Urban Legends
                   from courses labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or                        IDS320     Haunted Pennsylvania
                   PHI, as well as from the list below:                          IDS325     Nature of Leadership
                   ALH255      Medical Law and Ethics                            IDS400     Topics in Multiculturalism
                   COM110      Basic Photography                                 LGS180     Historical Perspectives of the
                   COM315      Photography: An Historical Approach                             Constitution
                   DGA100      Principles of Visual Communication                LGS220     Torts
                   DGA110      Digital Photography                               LGS370     Alternative Dispute Resolution
                   ENG220      Business Communications                           LGS415     Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   IDS300      Text and Film                                                   Resolution
                   IDS305      Selected Topics in Film
                                                                                 Open Electives – 15 credits
                   IDS330      Global Conflict
                   IDS410      “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories                    Students must take 15 additional credits, at
                   LGS310      Legal Communications                              least 12 of which must be at the 300 level or
                   LNG100      Conversational Spanish                            higher. Any course not fulfilling another
                   *English placement determined by test results
                                                                                 degree requirement may be used.
                                                                                 All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                   **Students enrolled in a fully online program may sub-
                                                                                 Experience (1 credit)
                   stitute ENG220 Business Communications for
                   ENG110.                                                       Minors and Certificates:
                   Math, Science, and Technology – 15 credits                       Students may select a minor or certificate
                      Students must fulfill 15 credits within math,              program from among several of the major pro-
                   science, and technology. These requirements                   grams of study offered. Minors require the
                   include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in sci-               completion of credits beyond the core require-
                   ence taken at the 200 level or higher. Students               ments with a specified number at the 300 level
                   may choose from courses labeled BIO, CHM,                     or higher in a specific area within the major
                   MTH, or SCI, as well as from the list below:                  program. Certificates require the completion
                                                                                 of 18 or 24 credits in a specific area and may be
                   ACC105      Concepts of Accounting
                                                                                 completed as part of the major and minor pro-
                   ALH120      Anatomy and Physiology I
                   ALH130      Anatomy and Physiology II                         gram requirements or in addition to those
                   TEC103      Survey of Windows                                 requirements. Students choosing a more gen-
                   TEC105      Information Technology                            eralized approach to their education may opt
                   TEC120      Structured Programming                            not to take a minor. They do, however, have to
                   TEC125      Microsoft Access                                  complete the same number and level of
                   TEC135      Networking Fundamentals                           requirements choosing from a wider spectrum
                   TEC140      Microcomputer Systems                             of courses.
                      Students enrolled in the Accounting bache-
                   lor degree program are required to take
                   MTH200 Statistics.

Bachelor of Science Degree                              •    Strong written and oral communication
                                                             skills consistent with or surpassing gen-
Program in Accounting                                        erally-accepted standards for college
    The Bachelor of Science degree program in                graduates.
Accounting prepares students to be successful
in the accounting profession. Central Penn
                                                        Program Requirements:

                                                                                                             Bachelor Degrees
accounting students will adapt easily to a con-
stantly changing business community, while at              In addition to MTH200 Statistics, students
the same time providing a much-needed moral             will complete 58 credits of general education
compass in the profession for use in the deci-          and elective requirements. Students are
sion-making process. Students majoring in               required to take a core group of courses and
accounting have the opportunity to obtain               choice classes associated with their major to
knowledge in a wide variety of topics, includ-          total 125 credits.
ing intermediate accounting, auditing, cost
accounting, individual income tax and various           Accounting
accounting and taxation courses. The objective          Core Courses - 43 credits
of the Accounting Bachelor of Science degree            ACC100       Accounting I
is to provide students with a baccalaureate edu-        ACC110       Accounting II
cation to facilitate and enhance their
                                                        ACC200       Managerial Accounting
professional employability within their respec-
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 generally-accepted            BUS220       Principles of Management
     accounting principles (GAAP) and gen-              BUS230       Principles of Marketing
     erally-accepted auditing standards                 BUS260       International Business
     (GAAS) and apply them to the business
                                                        BUS380       Business Policy Formulation
                                                        INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
•    Problem-solving and research ability
                                                        LGS250       Business Law
     relative to accounting and financial data
     issues and procedures.                             STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

•    Understand the various accounting                  Choice Classes - 21 credits
     needs of manufacturing, service, non-              (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
     profit, and governmental organizations.              Students must complete an additional 21
                                                        choice credits with 15 credits at the 300 level or
•    Computer literacy and proficiency in               higher, from the following list of options:
     the use of software applications, includ-          ACC210       Data Management Applications
     ing, in part: internet research, word
                                                        ACC220       Income Tax
     processing, database management,
     spreadsheet administration, and propri-            ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
     etary accounting programs applicable to            ACC330       Advanced Income Tax
     financial research, analysis, and report-          ACC400       Advanced Accounting
                                                        ACC405       Auditing
•    A heightened appreciation for principles           ACC420       Advanced Cost Accounting
     of management, leadership, administra-
                                                        BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small
     tion, and supervision.                                          Business Management
                                                        BUS300       Finance II
                                                        BUS305       Investments

                   Bachelor of Science Degree                                 Program Requirements:
                   Program in Business                                           In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                   Administration                                             cation and elective requirements, students are
                                                                              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
Bachelor Degrees

                   to meet the demands of today’s business. This              general approach to their degree, they can opt
                   program provides extensive knowledge in the                to choose a specific minor. The core require-
                   areas of business background, management                   ments and the minors are listed below.
                   preparation, human resource and communica-
                   tion skills, and ethics in business and society. In        Business Administration
                   addition, this program allows students to select           Core Courses - 43 credits
                   from among a list of elective courses or to con-           ACC100       Accounting I
                   centrate in the areas of Finance, Healthcare
                                                                              ACC110       Accounting II
                   Administration, Management, or Marketing.
                   With careful planning, degree-seeking stu-                 BUS100       Business Principles
                   dents may focus their selection of choice                  BUS200       Finance I
                   courses and concurrently earn a certificate in             BUS215       Microeconomics
                   Human Resources.
                                                                              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
                   •    Develop skills to communicate with all                BUS365       Organizational Behavior
                        levels of management.                                 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                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                        those markets.
                                                                              Choice Classes - 21 credits
                   •    Understand the relationships required                 (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                        in business between various depart-                      Students choosing a more general approach
                        ments and how they must work                          to their education are not required to choose a
                        together.                                             minor. They do, however, have to complete the
                   •    Understand and apply generally-accept-                same number and level of requirements choos-
                        ed accounting principles (GAAP)and                    ing from a wider spectrum of courses. Students
                        generally-accepted auditing standards                 must complete 21 choice credits from any
                        (GAAS) in a business environment.                     courses labeled ACC or BUS, or choose a
                                                                              minor listed below. Of the 21 choice credits, 15
                   •    Understand business organizations as                  credits must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
                        complex systems and the implications                     Finance Minor: Central Penn’s Finance
                        of workplace diversity, organizational                minor provides the student with the under-
                        change, and corporate culture.                        standing of financial definitions, concepts,
                                                                              relationships, and strategies involving individ-
                   •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research
                                                                              uals, financial institutions, and nonfinancial
                        ability in a business setting.
                                                                              business activities. Skill in finance is widely
                   •    Demonstrate appropriate professional                  recognized as an important component needed
                        manner with the highest ethical                       for professional success within the corporate
                        standards.                                            environment. The Finance minor will prepare
                                                                              students for positions such as financial man-

agers, account executives, financial agents, and        agement theories, the relationships required
loan officers.                                          between departments in business, and the
   Students choosing the Finance minor must             planning and information packages used in
complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the 300          today’s business world. The Management
level or higher, from the following list of             minor will prepare students for careers in both
options:                                                the public and private sectors of the economy.

                                                                                                            Bachelor Degrees
ACC200       Managerial Accounting                      Students choosing the Management minor
                                                        must complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the
ACC320       Cost Accounting
                                                        300 level or higher, from the following list of
ACC400       Advanced Accounting                        options:
BUS300       Finance II                                 ACC200       Managerial Accounting
BUS305       Investments                                BUS240       Survey of Sports Management
BUS320       Money and Banking                          BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
BUS335       Insurance                                               Management
BUS410       Options, Futures, and Derivatives          BUS301       Retail Management
BUS435       Personal Financial Management              BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations
BUS440       International Finance                      BUS345       Operations Management
                                                        BUS355       Project Management
   Healthcare Administration Minor: Central
Penn’s Healthcare Administration minor pro-             BUS450       Labor Relations
vides the student with an understanding of the          BUS460       Evaluation and Assessment
role of public policies and politics in the             BUS470       Business Seminar
healthcare industry, the various component
sectors of the industry, and the planning meth-            Marketing Minor: Central Penn’s Marketing
ods used within the healthcare field. The               minor provides the student with the understand-
Healthcare Administration minor will prepare            ing of the application of marketing concepts to
students for administrative and strategic plan-         business models, the development of a market-
ning positions within all branches of the               ing strategy, and the effective use of an
healthcare industry.                                    advertising campaign. The Marketing minor
   Students choosing the Healthcare                     will prepare students for careers in marketing
Administration minor must complete 21                   assistant, marketing research, analyst, advertis-
credits with 15 credits at the 300 level or             ing coordinator, public relations specialist,
higher, from the following list of options:             marketing manager, and marketing communi-
ALH115       Medical Insurance                          cations.
                                                           Students choosing the Marketing minor
ALH255       Medical Law and Ethics
                                                        must complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the
ALH320       Health Services Organization and           300 level or higher, from the following list of
             Management                                 options:
ALH330       Healthcare Policies and Politics           BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling
ALH400       Hospital and Health Services               BUS235       Consumer Behavior
                                                        BUS250       Advertising
ALH410       Health Economics and Financing
             Strategies                                 BUS301       Retail Management

ALH420       Healthcare Planning and Marketing          BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing
BUS302       Health, Safety, and Security
                                                        BUS310       Fashion Analysis
BUS303       Recruitment, Selection, and
             Placement                                  BUS360       Marketing Research

BUS335       Insurance                                  BUS405       Business Marketing
                                                        BUS430       Marketing Management
  Management Minor: Central Penn’s
                                                        BUS470       Business Seminar
Management minor provides the student
with the understanding of the various man-

                   Bachelor of Science                                       •    Communicate effectively during formal
                                                                                  speech making, project presentations,
                   Degree in Corporate                                            and interviews.
                                                                             •    Oversee a communications project from
                      The Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate                 conception to post-activity briefing.
                   Communications prepares students for an excit-
Bachelor Degrees

                   ing career in the fast-growing field of                   •    Develop professionalism in both dress
                   business-oriented communications. The pro-                     and demeanor.
                   gram is designed to enhance students’ expertise           •    Develop and present a professional
                   in diverse areas of communications and will                    portfolio.
                   enable them to find jobs in a variety of profes-
                   sional settings. Courses provide extensive skill
                   building in journalism and public relations writ-         Program Requirements:
                   ing, media relations, crisis communications, and
                   advertising theory. Students also take a wide                In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                   variety of upper-level elective courses, such as          cation and elective requirements, students are
                   event planning, political communications, fund-           required to take a core group of courses and
                   raising and grant writing, and polling. This broad        choice classes associated with their major to
                   offering of communications electives, combined            total 125 credits.
                   with finely honed core classes, enables students          Corporate Communications
                   to specialize their degree while gaining a wide           Core Courses - 43 credits
                   range of communications skills that make them
                                                                             BUS250       Advertising
                   highly marketable in the field.
                                                                             COM100       Survey of Mass Communications
                                                                             COM105       Foundations of Corporate
                   Program Objectives:                                                    Communications
                   •    Demonstrate an understanding of the                  COM130       Public Relations
                        complex structure of the Corporate                   COM205       Cases in Public Relations
                        Communications field and have knowl-                 COM210       Contemporary Media Issues
                        edge of its wide variety of sectors, such
                        as corporate or nonprofit communica-                 COM215       Communications Ethics
                        tions, public relations, political                   COM220       Journalism I
                        communications, broadcasting, and the                COM225       Writing for Public Relations
                        print media.                                         COM335       The Media and Society
                   •    Demonstrate knowledge and proficien-                 COM340       Communications Law
                        cy in the core areas of journalism, public           COM405       Crisis Communications
                        relations, advertising, media relations,
                                                                             COM415       Communications Technologies
                        and communication technologies.
                                                                             INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                   •    Critically analyze an organization’s
                                                                             STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                        communications with its internal and
                        external stakeholders. These groups may              Choice Classes - 21 credits
                        include consumers, government entities               (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                        and officials on all levels, community                  Students choose from a wide spectrum of
                        organizations and citizens, employees,               courses to tailor their degree to their individual
                        investors, and the media.                            interests. Students must complete 21 choice
                                                                             credits from any courses labeled BUS or
                   •    Show proficiency in strategic communi-
                                                                             COM. Of the 21 choice credits, 12 credits
                        cations planning, crisis
                                                                             must be labeled as COM and 15 credits must
                        communications, media relations, and
                                                                             be taken at the 300 level or higher.
                        public affairs.

Bachelor of Science Degree                              •    Demonstrate professional interpersonal
                                                             and communication skills.
Program in Criminal Justice
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-

                                                                                                           Bachelor Degrees
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                       of security in a large organization.
understanding of the criminal justice system,           •    Exhibit knowledge of relative bodies of
relative bodies of law, and specialty subject                criminal and civil law, crime prevention
matter consistent with each student’s unique                 strategies, critical incident response pro-
career ambitions. With due appreciation for                  tocols, police-community relations, and
the individual interests of program graduates,               professional ethics while engaged in an
this degree program allows students to select                internship.
choice classes most consistently aligned with
their personal interests and professional goals.        •    Demonstrate an appropriate profession-
This eclectic approach enables students to                   al manner with the highest ethical
design a customized educational experience.                  standards in a criminal justice manage-
Empowered with ability to either focus or                    ment setting.
diversify choice classes, students enjoy the
opportunity to either generalize or specialize
their studies.                                          Program Requirements:
                                                           In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
Program Objectives:                                     cation and elective requirements, students are
                                                        required to take a core group of courses and
•    Understand key management concepts                 choice classes associated with their major to
     and apply these concepts to agencies               total 125 credits.
     within the criminal justice system.
                                                        Criminal Justice Administration
•    Be versed in computer software, includ-            Core Courses - 52 credits
     ing word processing, databases used                BUS220       Principles of Management
     within the profession, basic accounting
                                                        CRI100       Criminal Justice
     concepts, and graphics presentation for
     briefings.                                         CRI135       Corrections I
                                                        CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
•    Possess strong written and oral commu-                          Incarceration
     nication skills in order to interface with
                                                        CRI245       Criminal Investigation
     all levels of management within an
     organization.                                      CRI312       Investigative Report Writing
                                                        CRI321       Police Operations
•    Demonstrate problem-solving/research
     ability in a work environment.                     CRI330       Criminalistics
                                                        CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal
•    Understand the importance of sophisti-
     cated technologies and computer                    HSM110       Principles of Private Security
     applications within a national and glob-           HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
     al market.                                                      Analysis
                                                        INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
•    Demonstrate appropriate human
     resource and employment practices and              LGS170       Criminal Procedure
     correlate these concepts with learned              LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
     criminal justice techniques applicable to                       Constitution
     diversified work environments.
                   LGS210       Evidence                                     •    A heightened appreciation for princi-
                   LGS220       Torts                                             ples of management, leadership,
                   LGS265       Criminal Law
                                                                                  administration, and supervision.
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                          •    Computer literacy and proficiency in
                                                                                  the use of software applications, includ-
                   Choice Classes - 12 credits                                    ing, in part: internet research, word
Bachelor Degrees

                   (6 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)                 processing, database management,
                      Students choose from a wide spectrum of                     spreadsheet administration, and propri-
                   courses to tailor their degree to their individual             etary programs applicable to research,
                   interests. Students must complete 12 choice                    writing, and analysis.
                   credits from any courses labeled CRI, HSM, or
                   LGS. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 credits must             •    Strong written and oral communication
                   be taken at the 300 level or higher. In addition,              skills consistent with or surpassing gen-
                   students may opt to take the courses needed to                 erally-accepted standards for college
                   earn one of the two certificates related to this               graduates.
                   program. With proper planning, the 18 credits
                                                                             •    Technical skills in research, writing, and
                   needed for a certificate can be earned in con-
                                                                                  analysis, substantive case evaluation, and
                   junction with the degree without necessitating
                                                                                  case preparation and management.
                   additional course work.
                                                                             •    The ability to collect, collate, analyze,
                   Bachelor of Science                                            and disseminate covert criminal, strate-
                   Degree Program in                                              gic, military, or proprietary corporate
                   Homeland Security
                   Management                                                •    Professional maturity and preparedness
                                                                                  to function effectively and professional-
                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in                   ly in adversarial environments.
                   Homeland Security Management will prepare
                   students for the growing demand for qualified
                   Homeland Security personnel at the local,                 Program Requirements:
                   state, and federal level. This program is
                                                                                In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
                   designed to mirror the integrated nature of the
                                                                             cation and elective requirements, students are
                   myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices
                                                                             required to take a core group of courses and
                   of the Homeland Security field while provid-
                                                                             choice classes associated with their major to
                   ing an in-depth education, which draws these
                                                                             total 125 credits.
                   disciplines together. The Homeland Security
                   Management degree pulls together elements of              Homeland Security Management
                   security, emergency management, and intelli-              Core Courses - 52 credits
                   gence analysis to provide students with a broad           BUS220       Principles of Management
                   understanding of the field while preparing
                   them for the specialized nature of their future           CRI310       Criminal Profiling: Policy and
                                                                             CRI375       Terrorism
                                                                             CRI436       Security Management
                   Program Objectives:
                                                                             HIS330       Middle Eastern History
                   •    A thorough comprehension of relevant                 HSM110       Principles of Private Security
                        bodies of law, the intelligence commu-
                                                                             HSM115       Homeland Security Management
                        nity, and international political, social,
                        and cultural environments.                           HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                   •    Problem-solving and research ability                 HSM215       Emergency Management
                        relative to emergency and crisis man-
                                                                             HSM335       Business Intelligence
                        agement issues, principles, and
                        procedures.                                          HSM345       National Intelligence
                                                                             HSM405       Criminal Intelligence Analyst I
HSM411       Criminal Intelligence Analyst II             •    Be proficient in the installation, config-
HSM427       Advanced Intelligence Analysis                    uration, operation, and maintenance of
HUM305       Comparative Religion
                                                               the Linux operating system.
IDS330       Global Conflict                              •    Understand how to implement a
INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                        requirements document.

                                                                                                             Bachelor Degrees
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                          •    Develop a professional ethics statement
                                                               regarding the use of technology.
Choice Classes – 12 credits
(6 credits must be at 300 level or higher)                •    Complete hands-on experience in a
   Students choose from a wide spectrum of                     real-world setting.
courses to tailor their degree to their individual
                                                          •    Communicate effectively and properly
interests. Students must complete 12 choice
                                                               with end user and management using
credits from any course labeled CRI or HSM
                                                               oral, written, and multimedia tech-
and POL210 World Politics. Of the 12 choice
credits, 6 credits must be at the 300 level or
higher.                                                   •    Demonstrate the appropriate profes-
                                                               sional attributes of a consummate IT
Bachelor of Science Degree                                     professional.
Program in Information
Technology                                                Program Requirements
   The rapidly changing world of technology                  In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
offers many outstanding and exciting career               cation and elective requirements, students are
opportunities. Central Pennsylvania College               required to take a core group of courses and
offers specialized instruction to help students           choice classes associated with their major to
keep pace with these changes and challenges.              total 125 credits. Students can either take a
The Bachelor of Science degree program in                 general approach to their degree, or they can
Information Technology (IT) provides students             opt to choose a specific minor. The core
with a solid IT foundation that prepares them             requirements and the minors are listed below:
for the technical and professional demands of
today’s employers. Students will begin their              Information Technology
education with core courses that offer a solid            Core Courses - 43 credits
technological foundation. Students will then be           INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
able to choose from a variety of computer infor-          MTH230       Discrete Math
mation systems electives, such as internet
programming, database administration, and                 STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
network security. The core courses and electives          TEC120       Structured Programming
will help prepare each graduate to become a               TEC135       Networking Fundamentals
focused, highly-qualified IT professional.                TEC140       Microcomputer Systems
                                                          TEC145       Routers and Routing
Program Objectives:                                       TEC200       Data Modeling Foundations
•    Understand how computer systems                      TEC222       Network Security Fundamentals
     function.                                            TEC235       Object-Oriented Programming I

•    Understand database concepts, includ-                TEC242       Linux
     ing data modeling and querying.                      TEC252       SQL Fundamentals

•    Write computer programs utilizing                    TEC320       Systems Analysis and Design
     basic sequence, selection, and looping               TEC355       Disaster Recovery
     construction.                                        TEC411       Cyber Ethics
•    Understand network fundamentals,
     including network security.

                   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 are not required to choose a         Additionally, graduates will know how to
                   minor. They do, however, have to complete the           recover from disasters, as well as plan and coor-
                   same number and level of requirements choos-            dinate the security program that will prevent a
                   ing from a wider spectrum of courses. Of the            reoccurrence. Graduates will be able to ensure
Bachelor Degrees

                   21 choice credits, 15 credits must be taken at          the smooth, uninterrupted conduct of internet-
                   the 300 level or higher. Students must com-             based commerce.
                   plete the 21 choice credits from any courses               In order to receive a minor in Cyber
                   labeled TEC or a combination of any course              Security, a student must select the following
                   labeled TEC and up to 9 credits of DGA                  courses as five of their seven program electives
                   courses (3 courses) from the courses listed             and two choice classes - 21 credits.
                   below, or they may choose a minor:                      CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   DGA115       Digital Image Editing                      TEC285       Computer Forensics
                   DGA235       Character Design                           TEC350       Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
                   DGA245       Web Design I                               TEC412       Computer Hacking
                   DGA270       Non-Linear Video Editing                   TEC413       Hacking Defenses
                   DGA280       Multimedia
                                                                              Database Management Minor: Graduates
                   DGA310       Animation I
                                                                           are prepared to implement, manage, and main-
                   DGA320       3-D Modeling Methods                       tain relational databases. Graduates will be able
                   DGA345       Web Design II                              to apply underlying principles of database
                   DGA370       Visual Effects                             design and methodology to solve challenging
                                                                           business situations.
                   DGA400       Web Development I
                                                                              In order to receive a minor in Database
                   DGA410       Animation II                               Management, a student must select the follow-
                   DGA420       Web Development II                         ing courses as five of their seven program
                                                                           electives and two choice classes - 21 credits:
                      Applications Development Minor: Graduates
                                                                           TEC245       Internet Programming I
                   are prepared to collaborate with management and
                   lead project teams in developing applications to        TEC262       Fundamental Database
                   solve business problems. In addition to hands-                       Administration
                   on technical skills, graduates will understand          TEC375       Database Administration Backup
                   the standards and principles of applications                         and Recovery
                   development and be able to apply them to                TEC380       Advanced Database Management
                   new and challenging situations.                         TEC390       IT Project Management
                      In order to receive a minor in Applications
                   Development, a student must select the follow-             Network Management Minor: Graduates
                   ing courses as five of their seven program              are prepared to lead project development teams
                   electives and two choice classes - 21 credits:          in the design, installation, and maintenance of
                   TEC225       Visual Programming                         complex networks. Additionally, graduates will
                                                                           have developed the management and profes-
                   TEC245       Internet Programming I
                                                                           sional skills to promote and justify technology
                   TEC335       Object-Oriented Programming II             projects to meet business objectives.
                   TEC365       Machine and Assembly Language                 In order to receive a minor in Network
                                Programming                                Management, a student must select the follow-
                   TEC410       Advanced Data Structures and               ing courses as five of their seven program
                                Algorithms Analysis                        electives and two choice classes - 21 credits:

TEC237        Switching and WANs                            •    Specialized knowledge in core subject
TEC330        Network Management                                 areas within their respective academic
TEC420        Advanced Routing
TEC423        Remote Access                                 •    Professional maturity and preparedness
TEC425        Advanced Switching                                 to function effectively and professional-
                                                                 ly in a legal environment.

                                                                                                               Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Science Degree
Program in Legal Studies                                    Program Requirements:
   The Bachelor of Science degree program in                   In addition to the 61 credits of general edu-
Legal Studies prepares students to be successful            cation and elective requirements, students are
in the legal profession. Students majoring in               required to take a core group of courses and
legal studies have the opportunity to obtain                choice classes associated with their major to
knowledge in a wide variety of topics, including,           total 125 credits.
but not limited to, Constitutional law, legal
research and writing, litigation, and criminal law.         Legal Studies
The objective of the Legal Studies Bachelor of              Core Courses - 52 credits
Science degree program is to provide students               CRI100       Criminal Justice
with a baccalaureate education to facilitate and            LGS130       Principles of Legal Research
enhance their employability within their respec-            LGS135       Legal Research & Writing I
tive field of study, as well as prepare for graduate
study.                                                      LGS140       Civil Litigation I
                                                            LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                                                            LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
Program Objectives:                                                      Constitution
•    A thorough comprehension of relevant                   LGS200       Contracts
     bodies of law, the legal system, judicial              LGS210       Evidence
     processes, and prevailing legal theory.
                                                            LGS220       Torts
•    Problem-solving and research ability                   LGS230       Civil Litigation II
     relative to legal issues, principles, and              LGS260       Administrative Law
                                                            LGS265       Criminal Law
•    Computer literacy and proficiency in                   LGS280       Legal Research & Writing II
     the use of software applications, includ-
                                                            LGS285       Internship Preparation & Medical
     ing, in part: internet research, word
     processing, database management,
     spreadsheet administration, proprietary                LGS310       Legal Communications
     programs applicable to legal research,                 LGS340       Advanced Legal Research & Writing
     writing, and analysis.                                 LGS499       Internship for Legal Studies
•    Strong written and oral communication                               or
     skills consistent with or surpassing gen-              IDS499       CE Capstone Course for the
     erally-accepted standards for college                               Bachelor Degree
     graduates.                                             STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
•    Technical skills in legal research, writing
     and analysis, substantive case evaluation,
     legal communication, law office and
     courtroom procedures, and case prepa-
     ration and management.
•    The ability to perform and manage pro-
     cedural and substantive legal tasks in an
     ethical manner.

                   Choice Classes
                   (12 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                      Students choose 12 credits from the follow-
                   ing courses according to their individual
                   CRI315       Advanced Issues in Evidence
Bachelor Degrees

                   CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   LGS370       Alternative Dispute Resolution
                   LGS400       Advanced Criminal Procedure
                   LGS410       Advanced Constitutional Law
                   LGS415       Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   LGS420       Advanced Criminal Law

Associate Degrees
                    Requirements for the Associate in Science Degrees
                    and the Applied Science Degree in Physical
                    Therapist Assistant
                       The following guidelines assist students in            TEC105 Information Technology
                    developing programs of study that introduce               TEC120 Structured Programming
                    them to three areas of learning at Central
                                                                              TEC125 Microsoft Access
                    Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the
                    social sciences, and math and science. These              TEC135 Networking Fundamentals
                    areas of study provide the foundation for a               TEC140 Microcomputer Systems
                    well-rounded business professional.
                       These requirements apply to the College’s asso-        Social and Behavioral Science – 9 credits
                    ciate degrees in Accounting, Communications,                Students must fulfill 9 credits within the
Associate Degrees

                    Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice,           social and behavioral sciences. These require-
                    Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Marketing,           ments include either IDS100 Freshman
                    Paralegal, and Physical Therapist Assistant.              Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                                                                              and 6 additional credits, at least 3 of which
                    Humanities – 12 credits                                   must be at the 200 level or higher. Students
                       Students must fulfill 12 credits within the            may choose from courses labeled HIS, POL,
                    humanities. These requirements are comprised              PSY, or SOC, as well as from the list below:
                    of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200 and 3                    BUS365     Organizational Behavior
                    additional credits taken at the 200 level or
                    higher. Students may choose from courses                  CRI380     Psychology of the Criminal
                    labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as                 GEO100 Cultural Geography
                    from the list below:                                      IDS200     Consumer Protection
                    ENG220 Business Communications                            IDS310     Superstitions & Urban Legends
                    IDS300      Text and Film                                 IDS320     Haunted Pennsylvania
                    IDS305      Selected Topics in Film                       IDS325     Nature of Leadership
                    IDS330      Global Conflict                               IDS400     Topics in Multiculturalism
                    IDS410      “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories             LGS180     Historical Perspectives of the
                    LGS310      Legal Communications                                     Constitution
                    *English placement determined by test results             LGS220     Torts
                    **Students enrolled in a fully online program may         LGS370     Alternative Dispute Resolution
                    substitute ENG220 Business Communications for
                                                                              LGS415     Advanced Alternative Dispute
                    Math, Science, and Technology – 9 credits
                                                                              Open Electives – 6 credits
                       Students must fulfill 9 credits within math,
                    science, and technology. These requirements                 Students must take 6 additional credits. Any
                    include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in sci-           course not fulfilling another degree require-
                    ence. Students must take at least one math or             ment may be used.
                    science course at the 200 level or higher.                All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                    Students may choose from courses labeled                  Experience (1 credit)
                    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
                    TEC103 Survey of Windows

Requirements for the Associate in
Applied Science Degrees
   The following guidelines assist students in         Social and Behavioral Science – 6 credits
developing programs of study that introduce               Students must fulfill 6 credits within the social
them to three areas of learning at Central             and behavioral sciences. These requirements
Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the             include either IDS100 Freshman Seminar or
social sciences, and math and science. These           IDS105 College Success Seminar and 3 addi-
areas of study provide the foundation for a            tional credits. Students may choose from courses
well-rounded business professional.                    labeled HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC, as well as,
   These requirements apply only to the                from the list below:
Associate of Applied Science degree programs           BUS365     Organizational Behavior
in Digital Arts, Medical Assisting, Office
                                                       CRI380     Psychology of the Criminal

                                                                                                              Associate Degrees
Administration, and Travel and Tourism
Operations.                                            GEO100 Cultural Geography
                                                       IDS200     Consumer Protection
Humanities – 9 credits
   Students must fulfill 9 credits within the          IDS310     Superstitions & Urban Legends
humanities. These requirements are comprised           IDS320     Haunted Pennsylvania
of ENG100* and ENG200 (required) and 3
                                                       IDS325     Nature of Leadership
additional credits taken at the 200 level or
higher. Students may choose from courses               IDS400     Topics in Multiculturalism
labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as,             LGS180     Historical Perspectives of the
from the list below:                                              Constitution
ENG220 Business Communications                         LGS220     Torts
IDS300      Text and Film                              LGS370     Alternative Dispute Resolution
IDS305      Selected Topics in Film                    LGS415     Advanced Alternative Dispute
IDS330      Global Conflict
IDS410      “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories          Open Electives – 3 credits
                                                         Students must take 3 additional credits. Any
LGS310      Legal Communications
                                                       course not fulfilling another degree require-
*English placement determined by test results          ment may be used.
Math, Science, and Technology – 6 credits              All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
   Students must fulfill 6 credits within math,        Experience (1 credit)
science, and technology. These requirements
are comprised of 3 credits in math and 3 cred-
its in science. 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
TEC103 Survey of Windows
TEC105 Information Technology
TEC120 Structured Programming
TEC125 Microsoft Access
TEC135 Networking Fundamentals
TEC140 Microcomputer Systems

                    Accounting                                                Accounting
                    Associate in Science Degree                               Core Courses - 40 credits
                                                                              ACC100       Accounting I
                       With the growing complexity and narrow-
                                                                              ACC110       Accounting II
                    ing profit margins in the business community,
                    accounting is becoming an increasingly impor-             ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                    tant profession. Accountants supply vital data            ACC210       Data Management Applications
                    to management for use in decision-making and              ACC220       Income Tax
                    planning, as well as detailed analysis of the past
                                                                              ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                    performance of a company. Central Penn gives
                    students specialized training in cost account-            ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                    ing, tax accounting, and computer utilization.            ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
                                                                              ACC320       Cost Accounting

                    Program Objectives:                                       BUS215       Microeconomics
Associate Degrees

                                                                              INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                      Upon completion of the Accounting pro-
                                                                              LGS250       Business Law
                    gram, the graduate should be able to:
                                                                              MTH105       College Algebra
                    •    Interpret generally-accepted accounting              STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                         principles and standards and apply
                         them to a business environment.
                    •    Use current software packages, includ-               Associate in Science Degree
                         ing word processing, spreadsheet,
                         database, and automated accounting                      Communications is a growing field with a
                         packages on a local area network.                    variety of career opportunities for graduates.
                                                                              Central Penn’s Communications program pro-
                    •    Use good communication skills to be                  vides students with the skills and experiences
                         able to interface with people of all levels          needed to be able to communicate effectively
                         in an organization.                                  in the world of journalism, public relations,
                    •    Understand the various accounting                    graphic design, and multimedia.
                         needs of manufacturing, service, and
                         governmental organizations and assess                Program Objectives:
                         the career opportunities in each.
                                                                                Upon completion of the Communications
                    •    Demonstrate a professional manner
                                                                              program, the graduate should be able to:
                         appropriate to a business environment
                         through work performance and personal                •    Communicate effectively both orally
                         appearance.                                               and in writing.
                    •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research                 •    Differentiate between acceptable and
                         abilities in a business setting.                          unacceptable media copy by applying
                                                                                   industry standards.
                    Program Requirements:                                     •    Meet entry-level requirements in jour-
                                                                                   nalism, public relations, advertising,
                       In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-               photography, and desktop publishing.
                    cation and elective requirements, students are
                    required to take a core group of courses associ-          •    Understand and use new media to effec-
                    ated with their major to total 77 credits.                     tively promote a positive message about a
                                                                                   professional organization to the public.
                                                                              •    Demonstrate professionalism in both
                                                                                   dress and demeanor.
                                                                              •    Develop and present a professional
Program Requirements:                                   Program Objectives
   In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-        •    Understand how computer systems
cation and elective requirements, students are               function.
required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                        •    Understand database concepts, includ-
ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                             ing data modeling and querying.
                                                        •    Write computer programs utilizing
Core Courses - 40 credits
                                                             basic sequence, selection, and looping
BUS250       Advertising                                     construction.
COM100       Survey of Mass Communications
                                                        •    Understand network fundamentals,
COM130       Public Relations                                including network security.
COM220       Journalism I
                                                        •    Understand how to implement a
COM230       Desktop Publishing I                            requirements document.

                                                                                                             Associate Degrees
COM340       Communications Law
                                                        •    Develop a professional ethics statement
DGA100       Principles of Visual Communication
                                                             regarding the use of technology.
DGA110       Digital Photography
                                                        •    Complete hands-on experience in a
DGA115       Digital Image Editing
                                                             real-world setting.
DGA200       Color Theory
DGA245       Web Design I
                                                        •    Communicate effectively and properly
                                                             with end users and management using
DGA305       Dimension in Design                             oral, written, and multimedia tech-
INT299       Associate Degree Internship                     niques.
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                        •    Demonstrate the appropriate profes-
                                                             sional attributes of a consummate IT
Computer Information                                         professional.
Associate in Science Degree
                                                        Program Requirements
   The rapidly changing world of information
technology offers many great career opportuni-             In addition to the 37 credits of general educa-
ties. The associate degree programs offered by          tion and elective requirements, students are
Central Pennsylvania College provide special-           required to take a concentration group of cours-
ized instruction to help students keep pace             es to total 77 credits. Each concentration listed
with these changes. Students will receive a             below consists of 40 credits including 22 core
solid technological foundation in data model-           credits, 9 credits specific to the concentration,
ing, operating systems, programming, and                and 9 elective credits.
networking fundamentals. Building on this               Computer Information Systems
foundation, students can choose from one of             Core Courses - 22 credits
the three specific concentrations: Applications
                                                        INT299       Associate Degree Internship
Development, Database Management, or
Network Management.                                     STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                        TEC120       Structured Programming
                                                        TEC135       Networking Fundamentals
                                                        TEC140       Microcomputer Systems
                                                        TEC200       Data Modeling Foundations
                                                        TEC252       SQL Fundamentals
                                                        TEC320       Systems Analysis and Design

                    Applications Development                                      Criminal Justice education in and beyond cen-
                    Concentration - 18 credits                                    tral Pennsylvania.
                    Associate in Science Degree, Program in
                    Computer Information Systems                                  Program Objectives:
                    Students choosing this concentration must take 18
                    credits labeled TEC including the following 9 credits:        •    Gain knowledge of administrative pro-
                                                                                       cedures, human relations, and police
                    TEC235         Object-Oriented Programming I
                                                                                       organization and management.
                    TEC245         Internet Programming I
                    TEC335         Object-Oriented Programming II
                                                                                  •    Perform criminal investigations, security
                                                                                       checks, and traffic control duties.
                    Database Management
                    Concentration - 18 credits                                    •    Analyze crime patterns and conduct
                                                                                       criminal evidence analysis and
                    Associate in Science Degree, Program in                            preservation.
                    Computer Information Systems
Associate Degrees

                                                                                  •    Prepare written reports and communi-
                    Students choosing this concentration must take 18
                    credits labeled TEC including the following 9 credits:             cate effectively with officers, the public,
                                                                                       and criminals.
                    TEC235         Object-Oriented Programming I
                    TEC262         Fundamental Database                           •    Utilize the computer for informational
                                   Administration                                      research, storage, retrieval, and reporting.
                    TEC275         SQL Programming                                •    Protect the constitutional rights of all
                    Network Management                                                 people.
                    Concentration - 18 credits
                    Associate in Science Degree, Program in                       Program Requirements:
                    Computer Information Systems
                                                                                     In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                    Students choosing this concentration must take 18
                                                                                  cation and elective requirements, students are
                    credits labeled TEC including the following 9 credits:
                                                                                  required to take a core group of courses associ-
                    TEC145         Routers and Routing                            ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                    TEC222         Network Security Fundamentals
                                                                                  Criminal Justice
                    TEC237         Switching and WANs                             Core Courses - 40 credits
                                                                                  CRI100       Criminal Justice
                    Criminal Justice
                                                                                  CRI135       Corrections I
                    Associate in Science Degree
                                                                                  CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
                       The Associate in Science degree program                                 Incarceration
                    prepares graduates for challenging and reward-                CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                    ing careers in law enforcement, corrections,
                                                                                  CRI321       Police Operations
                    and security. With a solid foundation of crimi-
                    nal justice and legal course work, graduates of               CRI330       Criminalistics
                    this program study criminal law, police opera-                CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal
                    tions, investigations, corrections, and                       HSM110       Principles of Private Security
                    criminalistics as part of their curriculum. For
                                                                                  HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                    students who seek diversified or advanced
                    course work, Central Penn offers a variety of
                    Criminal Justice electives, which can provide                 INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    them with additional knowledge and skills                     LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                    consistent with their individual career goals.                LGS210       Evidence
                    This ability to provide students with career-
                                                                                  LGS265       Criminal Law
                    oriented course work taught by a dedicated
                    faculty significantly contributes to Central                  STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                    Penn’s reputation as a college of choice for

Digital Arts                                            Digital Arts
Associate in Applied Science Degree                     Core Courses - 37 credits
                                                        ART100       Drawing and Illustration
   The Associate of Applied Science degree in
                                                        ART205       Art History
Digital Arts is a union of traditional art meth-
ods and technology. This program emphasizes             COM230       Desktop Publishing I
the elements of good design and art theory              DGA105       Elements of Graphic Design
while teaching the latest in creative software          DGA115       Digital Image Editing
applications. Applications taught include
                                                        DGA120       Vector Graphics
Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, QuarkXPress,
Premiere, After Effects, Director, Flash, and           DGA200       Color Theory
Dreamweaver. The Digital Arts program also              DGA245       Web Design I
couples website design with print media design,         DGA310       Animation I
preparing students for the diverse needs of the
                                                        DGA345       Web Design II
media industry. Emphasis is placed on the cre-

                                                                                                            Associate Degrees
ation of a strong portfolio that can enhance            DGA380       Portfolio Development
students’ ability to obtain employment in this          INT299       Associate Degree Internship
fast-paced and growing field. A strong appreci-         STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
ation for art and a fascination with technology
are prerequisites to success in the Digital Arts        Entrepreneurship and
                                                        Small Business
                                                        Associate in Science Degree
Program Objectives:
                                                           America’s economy has been and will contin-
•    Identify and solve problems profession-            ue to be driven by the successful management of
     ally in areas of media and print                   small businesses. This program helps prepare
     production and project management.                 students for the competitive small business envi-
                                                        ronment by providing a thorough background
•    Develop an understanding of and profi-
                                                        in marketing, finance, computer applications,
     ciency in industry-standard software.
                                                        accounting, sales and promotion, and manage-
•    Design and present a professional port-            ment. This program is ideal for students who
     folio or website portfolio.                        have aspirations of opening their own business
                                                        or who will eventually operate a family business.
•    Design and create websites.
•    Animate characters and texts.
                                                        Program Objectives:
•    Demonstrate effective visual communi-
     cation through the development of                     Upon completion of the Entrepreneurship and
     advertising and promotional materials.             Small Business program, the graduate should be
                                                        able to:
•    Demonstrate an understanding of the
     principles of drawing and illustrating as          •    Plan, prepare, and deliver written and
     they relate to digital media.                           oral individual reports and group pre-
                                                        •    Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
Program Requirements:
                                                        •    Plan, organize, and execute a superviso-
   In addition to the 25 credits of general edu-             ry-level management assignment.
cation and elective requirements, students are
required to take a core group of courses associ-        •    Identify and evaluate potential manage-
ated with their major to total 62 credits.                   ment careers.
                                                        •    Conduct management activities with a
                                                             professional leadership style.

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

                    •    Exhibit social responsibility through
                         community service.
                                                                            Program Objectives:
                    •    Demonstrate ability to use necessary
                         basic math skills.                                   Upon completion of the Marketing pro-
                                                                            gram, the graduate should be able to:
                    •    Analyze information through research.
                                                                            •    Plan, prepare, and deliver written and
                                                                                 oral individual reports and group pre-
                    Program Requirements:                                        sentations.

                       In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-        •    Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
                    cation and elective requirements, students are          •    Plan, implement, and manage a project
                    required to take a core group of courses associ-             within budget.
                    ated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                                            •    Identify and evaluate potential market-
                    Entrepreneurship and Small Business                          ing careers.
                    Core Courses - 40 credits
                    ACC100       Accounting I                               •    Develop and implement an effective
                                                                                 marketing communications campaign.
                    ACC110       Accounting II
                    ACC200       Managerial Accounting                      •    Research, design, and test a marketing
                                                                                 strategy for both consumer and business
                    BUS100       Business Principles
                    BUS120       Spreadsheet Applications
                                                                            •    Implement an effective pricing strategy.
                    BUS200       Finance I
                    BUS215       Microeconomics                             •    Understand demographics for creating a
                    BUS220       Principles of Management                        market plan.
                    BUS230       Principles of Marketing                    •    Demonstrate appropriate professional
                    BUS245       Human Resources                                 manner with the highest ethical stan-
                                                                                 dards and good time management.
                    BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                 Management                                 •    Exhibit social responsibility through
                    BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing                community service.
                                                                            •    Demonstrate ability to use necessary
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship                     basic math skills.
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

•    Exhibit computer skills necessary for              Assisting Program, Associate Degree, is accredit-
     normal business decisions applicable               ed by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
     for the major.                                     Health Education Programs (
                                                        upon the recommendation of the Curriculum
•    Analyze information through research.              Review Board of the American Association of
                                                        Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
Program Requirements:                                   Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
                                                        Education Programs, 1361 Park Street,
   In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-        Clearwater, FL 33756 – 727.210.2350
cation and elective requirements, students are
required to take a core group of courses asso-
ciated with their major to total 77 credits.            Program Objectives:
Marketing                                               •    Examine and evaluate the various
Core Courses - 40 credits                                    issues, areas, and judgments, required of
                                                             medical assistants.

                                                                                                            Associate Degrees
ACC100       Accounting I
BUS100       Business Principles                        •    Develop a self-image that reflects pro-
BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling
                                                             fessionalism and self-esteem to meet
                                                             the constant challenges and changing
BUS215       Microeconomics                                  needs of the medical profession.
BUS220       Principles of Management
                                                        •    Relate knowledge of specific terminolo-
BUS230       Principles of Marketing
                                                             gy, procedures, and principles of ethics
BUS235       Consumer Behavior                               necessary in the allied health field.
BUS245       Human Resources
                                                        •    Demonstrate entry-level skills in all
BUS250       Advertising                                     current general areas of competence as
BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing                specified by the American Association
             Communications                                  of Medical Assistants.
BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations
                                                        •    Demonstrate oral and written commu-
BUS360       Marketing Research                              nication skills in professional settings.
INT299       Associate Degree Internship                     Apply communication skills to inter-
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                             personal relations.
                                                        •    Perform advanced-level skills, phle-
Medical Assisting                                            botomy, injections, EKGs, and
Associate in Applied Science Degree                          catheterizations under the supervision
                                                             of a physician.
   The Associate in Applied Science degree in
Medical Assisting provides graduates with the           •    Develop informational and analytical
clinical and administrative skills necessary to              research skills.
be a successful allied health care professional.
Medical assistants work primarily in physi-
cians’ offices, hospitals, and medical clinics.         Program Requirements:
Students in this allied health program will                In addition to the 25 credits of general edu-
learn how to prepare patients for various               cation and elective requirements, students are
examinations, assist physicians with minor              required to take a core group of courses associ-
office surgeries, draw blood, administer tests          ated with their major to total 62 credits. To be
and treatments, administer injections and               eligible for internship, the student must have
medications, and maintain medical records. At           on file documented proof of required immu-
Central Penn, those matriculated in the                 nizations and liability insurance. The AAMA
Medical Assisting program may sit for the               requires Medical Assisting internships to be
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)                   unpaid.
exam, and upon graduation, the Certified
Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. The Medical

                    Medical Assisting                                       •    Interact effectively with people through
                    Core Courses - 41 credits                                    a knowledge of human relations,
                    ALH105       Medical Terminology                             including psychology, sociology, and
                    ALH115       Medical Insurance
                    ALH120       Anatomy and Physiology I                   •    Retain a basic knowledge of business
                                                                                 operations and terminology.
                    ALH130       Anatomy and Physiology II
                    ALH145       Allied Health Procedures                   •    Demonstrate appropriate business dress
                    ALH160       Pharmacology                                    and demeanor.
                    ALH180       Medical Administrative Procedures          •    Be dependable and responsible.
                    ALH205       Clinical Methods                           •    Apply management skills.
                    ALH210       Clinical Techniques
                                                                            •    Be able to prepare a variety of profes-
                    ALH230       Diseases & Diagnostic Methods                   sional documents for a spectrum of
Associate Degrees

                    ALH310       Medical Laboratory                              employers.
                    ALH350       Medical Seminar
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                                            Program Requirements:
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                               In addition to the 25 credits of general edu-
                    Office Administration                                   cation and elective requirements, students are
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree                     required to take a core group of courses associ-
                                                                            ated with their major to total 62 credits.
                       Maximizing the efficiency of today’s hectic
                                                                            Office Administration
                    corporate office environment requires effective
                                                                            Core Courses - 37 credits
                    management and administrative skills.
                    Executives rely on administrative assistants to         BUS120       Spreadsheet Applications
                    increase the productivity of their offices. The         BUS220       Principles of Management
                    Office Administration student at Central Penn           BUS245       Human Resources
                    will not only master traditional clerical skills
                                                                            ENG110       Oral Communications
                    but also gain a working knowledge of effective
                    management and computer applications.                   ENG220       Business Communications
                                                                            INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                                            OFA105       Word Processing
                    Program Objectives:
                       Upon completion of the Office Administration         OFA240       Document Production
                    program, the graduate should be able to:                OFA260       Machine Transcription
                                                                            OFA280       Administrative Office Procedures
                    •    Write and/or transcribe effective docu-
                         ments.                                             STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                            TEC105       Information Technology
                    •    Apply oral communications to give for-
                         mal and informal presentations.                    TEC125       Microsoft Access

                    •    Demonstrate knowledge of and profi-
                         ciency in Microsoft Word, Access,
                         Excel, and PowerPoint.
                    •    Demonstrate proficiency and profes-
                         sionalism in organization of meeting
                         and travel arrangements, and superviso-
                         ry skills.

Paralegal                                                 •    Use communication skills appropriate
Associate in Science Degree                                    to the legal setting that demonstrate a
                                                               firm knowledge of the mechanics of
   The Associate of Science degree program in                  written and oral language.
Paralegal prepares students to meet the grow-
                                                          •    Prepare a case for trial from filing the
ing demand for degreed paralegals in both the
                                                               initial lawsuit through and including
public and private sectors. A paralegal is a per-
                                                               preparing oral arguments, client and
son qualified by education or work experience
                                                               witness testimony, and appellate
who assists lawyers in rendering legal services
and performs specifically delegated substantive
legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.             •    Use the internet to gather factual and
Paralegals may not provide legal services                      legal information.
directly to the public except as permitted by
law. This academically rigorous program is                •    Relate a knowledge of professional
designed to provide graduates with a compre-                   behavior necessary to carrying out the

                                                                                                                Associate Degrees
hensive understanding of the judicial system,                  tasks of a paralegal under the supervi-
relative bodies of law, legal research, briefs,                sion of a lawyer.
pleadings, and related official documents.
Approved by the American Bar Association                  Program Requirements:
(ABA) since 1980, the Central Penn Paralegal
program is known for its academic rigor and                  In addition to the 37 credits of general educa-
enjoys a reputation of “excellence” within the            tion and elective requirements, students are
legal community. With all substantive legal               required to take a core group of courses associated
courses being taught by licensed attorneys,               with their major to total 77 credits. NOTE:
graduates of this program study law from those            LGS180, LGS220, and LGS310 are suggested
who are most academically and experientially              prerequisite knowledge for this program of study.
qualified. Students matriculated in Central
Penn’s Paralegal degree program participate in            Paralegal
field trips, mock trials, interactive discussions         Core Courses - 40 credits
with guest lecturers, special projects, and a 360-        LGS110        Paralegalism
hour internship prior to graduation.                      LGS130        Principles of Legal Research
                                                          LGS135        Legal Research and Writing I
Program Objectives:                                       LGS140        Civil Litigation I
                                                          LGS170        Criminal Procedure
  Upon completion of the Paralegal program,
the graduate should be able to:                           LGS200        Contracts
                                                          LGS210        Evidence
•    Use the resources of a legal library and
     online information sources to solve legal            LGS230        Civil Litigation II
     research problems and draft memoran-                 LGS260        Administrative Law
     da, briefs, and pleadings using proper               LGS265        Criminal Law
     legal format, grammar, and spelling.                 LGS280        Legal Research & Writing II
•    Operate and maintain computer equip-                 LGS285        Internship Preparation & Medical
     ment and systems found in a law office.                            Records

•    Demonstrate knowledge of legal termi-                LGS299        Internship for Paralegals
     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.
•    Comply with the ethical guidelines
     required of paralegals.

                    Physical Therapist Assistant                                  •    Demonstrate an understanding of the
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree                                psychosocial effects of disability,
                                                                                       whether temporary or permanent, and
                       The Associate in Applied Science degree in                      be able to provide appropriate support
                    Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides                        and respect for individual differences in
                    graduates with a thorough background in the                        coping with disability.
                    rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neuro-
                                                                                  •    Effectively communicate with all mem-
                    muscular disorders while incorporating an
                                                                                       bers of the healthcare team, as well as
                    understanding of the psychosocial aspects of
                                                                                       patients and their families, using writ-
                    disability. Physical therapist assistants work
                                                                                       ten, verbal, and nonverbal skills.
                    with physical therapists in treating people with
                    a wide range of physical and neuromuscular                    •    Participate in the overall management
                    disorders. At Central Penn, the incorporation                      of a physical therapy department with
                    of hands-on laboratory classes and clinical                        respect to understanding levels of
                    internships at area physical therapy facilities enable             authority, time management,
Associate Degrees

                    students to practice what is learned in the class-                 supervisory responsibility, policies
                    room. The Commission on Accreditation in                           and procedures, quality improvement
                    Physical Therapy Education of the American                         efforts, and fiscal management.
                    Physical Therapy Association (CAPTE/APTA)
                    accredits this program. Graduates of Central Penn’s           •    Demonstrate an understanding of
                    PTA program will be eligible to sit for the state                  his/her role as a physical therapist
                    physical therapist assistant licensing examination.                assistant including the responsibilities,
                                                                                       privileges, and limitations of the
                    Program Objectives:                                           •    Understand the need for continued
                    •    Provide physical therapy services under                       professional growth and demonstrate a
                         the direct supervision of a physical ther-                    commitment to that growth.
                         apist in an ethical, safe, and effective
                                                                                  Program Requirements:
                    •    Implement a treatment plan developed
                         by a physical therapist.                                    In addition to the 37 credits of general edu-
                                                                                  cation and elective requirements, students are
                    •    Monitor patient status and effectively                   required to take a core group of courses associ-
                         communicate any changes to the super-                    ated with their major to total 80 credits.
                         vising therapist in a timely manner.                     Students are required to complete 20 hours of
                    •    Perform appropriate measurement and                      observation in various physical therapy settings
                         assessment techniques to assist the                      in order to enhance clinical observation and
                         supervising therapist in monitoring and                  meet program requirements. These 20 hours of
                         modifying a patient’s plan of care.                      observation must be completed before accept-
                                                                                  ance is granted. To be eligible for internship,
                    •    Teach patients, their family members                     the student must have on file documented
                         and/or caregivers, and other healthcare                  proof of required immunizations and liability
                         providers how to safely and effectively                  insurance, as well as current CPR certification.
                         perform selected treatment procedures
                         and functional activities.
                    •    Practice with a high standard of ethical
                         behavior and sensitivity for cultural
                         and socioeconomic differences among

Physical Therapist Assistant                              Program Objectives:
Core Courses - 43 credits
                                                            Upon completion of the Travel and Tourism
ALH105       Medical Terminology
                                                          Operations program, the graduate should be
ALH120       Anatomy and Physiology I                     able to:
ALH120L      Anatomy and Physiology I - Lab
                                                          •   Demonstrate of oral and written com-
ALH130       Anatomy and Physiology II                        munication skills for conversing and
ALH130L      Anatomy and Physiology II - Lab                  writing in professional and personal set-
ALH145       Allied Health Procedures                         tings.
ALH230       Diseases & Diagnostic Methods                •   Develop a self-image that reflects pro-
PTA100       Fundamentals of Physical Therapy                 fessionalism and confidence.
PTA155       Physical Therapist Assistant                 •   Exhibit ethical and professional behav-
             Procedures                                       ior appropriate to the profession.
PTA235       Modalities

                                                                                                          Associate Degrees
                                                          •   Identify current trends in the industry
PTA245       Applied Kinesiology
                                                              and recognize the importance of these
PTA255       Therapeutic Exercise                             trends to their personal future in the
PTA265       Neurological Rehabilitation                      travel industry.
PTA298       Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical        •   Use the SABRE computer system to
             Practice                                         complete the total travel transaction.
PTA299       Internship for Physical Therapist
             Assistant                                    •   Demonstrate competence using
                                                              Microsoft Office.
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                          •   Utilize time management techniques.
Travel and Tourism                                            Demonstrate the ability to be flexible
Operations                                                    and adaptable when dealing with
Associate in Applied Science Degree                           clients.
                                                          •   Demonstrate a working knowledge of
   Central Penn’s Travel and Tourism program
                                                              the terminology, regulations, and servic-
is one of the oldest and most respected pro-
                                                              es of the travel industry.
grams of its kind in the nation. This program
prepares students to pursue a successful career           •   Demonstrate how to guide the client
in the exciting, fast-paced, and ever-changing                through the sales and booking process
field of travel. Students are instructed in every             for all facets of the travel industry.
aspect of the travel industry, including exten-
sive training on the SABRE computerized                   •   Research unfamiliar areas and terminol-
reservation system. Outside the classroom, stu-               ogy, and identify reference sources.
dents gain hands-on experience through trade
and travel fairs, internet travel seminars, and in
our live format travel agency, Central Penn

                    Program Requirements:
                       In addition to the 25 credits of general edu-
                    cation and elective requirements, students are
                    required to take a core group of courses associat-
                    ed with their major to total 62 credits. Students
                    are also required to complete assigned hours in
                    the campus travel agency, take the Travel
                    Agency Proficiency Test, and obtain a passport
                    prior to graduation.
                    Travel and Tourism Operations
                    Core Courses - 37 credits
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    TEC103       Survey of Windows
Associate Degrees

                    TRV100       Reservations/Tariffs I
                    TRV110       Reservations/Tariffs II
                    TRV120       Domestic Tourism
                    TRV125       International Tourism
                    TRV200       SABRE Automation I
                    TRV250       Client Relations & Retail Travel
                    TRV260       Western Hemisphere Geography for
                                 Travel Professionals
                    TRV265       Eastern Hemisphere Geography for
                                 Travel Professionals
                    TRV300       The Cruise Industry
                    TRV350       Travel and Tourism Seminar
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

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

                       continuing education program.                              with the specialized knowledge and skills
                                                                                  required by those who are employed as evidence
                                                                                  specialists, crime scene technicians, coroners,
                       Program Objectives:                                        forensic investigators, and criminalists. The six
                       •    Interpret generally-accepted accounting               courses that comprise this 18-credit certificate
                            principles and standards and apply                    program are designed to provide students with a
                            them to a business environment.                       solid understanding of the essential aspects of
                                                                                  forensic criminalistics, including, in part:
                       •    Understand the various accounting                     Forensic Science, Death Investigations, Forensic
                            needs of manufacturing, service, and                  Anthropology, and Forensic Pathology.
                            governmental organizations.                           Presented by a faculty possessing demonstrated
                       •    Demonstrate a professional manner                     academic and experiential qualifications, the
                            appropriate to a business environment                 Forensic Criminalistics certificate program pro-
                            through work performed.                               vides students with a fascinating educational
                                                                                  experience. Available as a collateral credential for
                       •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research                  students matriculated in a degree program or as
                            abilities in a business setting.                      a specialized academic qualification for experi-
                                                                                  enced criminal justice practitioners, the certificate
                                                                                  program in Forensic Criminalistics is perfect for
                       Core Courses - 18 credits
                                                                                  those who seek a specialized education to either
                       ACC100        Accounting I                                 launch or advance a career in Criminal Justice,
                       ACC110        Accounting II                                Forensic Science, or Criminalistics.
                       ACC200        Managerial Accounting
                       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 courses
    tion process for various types of forensic         are awarded a certificate in Human Resources.
    evidence.                                          These courses provide the student with requisite
•   Demonstrate effective verbal and writ-             knowledge in recruiting, job placement, training
    ten communication skills for media, law            development, performance appraisals, benefits
    enforcement, funeral directors, patholo-           and compensation, and labor relations. These
    gists, emergency responders, and                   courses may be completed to fulfill, or in addi-
    victims’ families.                                 tion to, major electives or as part of a continuing
                                                       education certificate program.
•   Identify the various stages of natural,
    criminal, and accidental death investiga-
    tion.                                              Program Objectives:
•   Understand the identification, collec-             •    Understand the complex roles and prac-
    tion, preservation, and comparative                     tices of human resource professionals in
    analysis of physical evidence.                          today’s workplace environments.
•   Identify the effective scientific and labo-        •    Understand the future trends in work-
    ratory procedures that may be utilized                  force development and apply techniques
    to enhance the comparative analysis of                  for effective recruitment, training, ori-
    physical evidence.                                      entation, and retention strategies.

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

                       Intelligence Analysis                                     Program Objectives
                       Certificate Program                                       •   Understand and apply the key concepts
                          The certificate program in Intelligence                    of intelligence analysis as they apply to
                       Analysis was designed to provide graduates                    national intelligence and criminal intel-
                       with the specialized knowledge and skills                     ligence.
                       required by those who are employed as intelli-            •   Be versed in the I2 computer software
                       gence analysts by governmental, national                      utilized by intelligence and law enforce-
                       security, criminal justice, military, and corpo-              ment agencies in the production of
                       rate agencies. The six courses that comprise                  intelligence.
                       this 18-credit certificate program, are designed
                       to provide students with a solid understanding            •   Possess strong written and oral skills in
                       of the essential aspects of intelligence analysis,            order to be able to provide written and
                       including, in part: Business Intelligence,                    oral intelligence briefings within an
                       National Intelligence, Criminal Intelligence,                 organization.
                       and Advanced Intelligence Analysis. Presented             •   Understand and apply the laws of espi-
                       by a faculty possessing demonstrated academic                 onage in the protection of national
                       and experiential qualifications, the Intelligence             security and company projected infor-
                       Analysis certificate program provides students                mation.
                       with core competencies essential for either
                       immediate employment or graduate study.                   •   Have knowledge and working knowl-
                       Available as a collateral credential for students             edge of the national and world
                       matriculated in a degree program or as a spe-                 intelligence agencies.
Certificate Programs

                       cialized academic qualification for experienced
                                                                                 •   Have knowledge and understand the
                       criminal justice practitioners, the certificate
                                                                                     method of espionage and counterespi-
                       program in Intelligence Analysis is perfect for
                                                                                     onage methods.
                       those who seek a specialized education for a
                       career involving the collection, collation, analy-        Intelligence Analysis
                       sis, and dissemination of covert criminal,                Core Courses - 18 credits
                       strategic, military, or proprietary corporate             HSM205      Fundamentals of Intelligence
                       information. Admission to this program                                Analysis
                       requires applicants to have a 2.0 GPA or high-            HSM335      Business Intelligence
                       er. Due to the academic rigor of the program,
                       a GPA of 3.0 is preferred, but not required.              HSM345      National Intelligence
                                                                                 HSM405      Criminal Intelligence Analyst I
                                                                                 HSM411      Criminal Intelligence Analyst II
                                                                                 HSM427      Advanced Intelligence Analysis

     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: usually, but not always, indicate
                       BIO         Biology
                                                                        second-year courses
                       BUS         Business                             300-399: usually, but not always, indicate
                       CCM         Child Care Management                third-year courses
                       CHM         Chemistry                            400-499: usually, but not always, indicate
                                                                        fourth-year courses
                       COM         Communications
                       CRI         Criminal Justice                     Prerequisites
                                                                           A student may not enroll in a course for
                       DGA         Digital Arts
                                                                        which a prerequisite is stated unless the prereq-
                       ENG         English                              uisite course or equivalent has been completed.
                       GEO         Geography                            Only the Academic Dean may grant a waiver.
                       HIS         History
                       HON         Honors
                       HRM         Hotel Restaurant Management
                       HSM         Homeland Security
                       HUM         Humanities
                       IDS         Interdisciplinary Studies
                       INT         Internships
                       LDS         Leadership
                       LGS         Legal Studies/Paralegal
Course Descriptions

                       LNG         Language
                       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
                       TEC         Technology
                       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 Transfer
presented. Emphasis is placed on accounting                            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 proprietorship.        only when the student has taken a class not
                                                          offered by Central Penn.
ACC110       Accounting II              3 Credits
A study of corporation accounting including               ACC300       Intermediate
the issue of stock and payment of dividends.                           Accounting II            3 Credits
Other topics include accounting for partner-              This course includes the study of liabilities,
ships, plant assets, intangible assets,                   investments, paid-in capital, retained earnings,
investments, and liabilities.                             and analytical processes. Also included is the
Prerequisite: ACC100                                      preparation of journal entries pertaining to
                                                          noncurrent assets.
ACC200       Managerial Accounting 3 Credits              Prerequisite: ACC230
This course is a study of financial data to be
used by internal management. Areas of study               ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting     3 Credits
include changes in price levels, changes in cash          A study of fund accounting reporting princi-
flows, financial statement analysis, departmen-           ples, procedures, and standards. This will be
tal accounting, budgets, cost and revenue                 accomplished through analyzing, recording,
concepts, and management reports with special             summarizing, evaluating, and interpreting
analysis.                                                 accounting data for government units and
Prerequisite: ACC110                                      other nonprofit organizations.
                                                          Prerequisite: ACC110

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

                      ACC400       Advanced Accounting       3 Credits         the global marketplace. It will prepare the stu-
                      This course deals with the study of advanced             dent for working with cross-border financial
                      accounting concepts. Topics covered include              information impacted by global businesses. It
                      the preparation, communication, interpreta-              incorporates international transactions, the
                      tion, and analysis of financial data with regard         operations of international companies, conver-
                      to consolidations, international transactions,           sion of foreign currencies, and facilitating the
                      and business combinations. Foreign currency              use of IASB.
                      transactions are also examined.                          Prerequisite: ACC300
                      Prerequisite: ACC300
                                                                               ACC435       International Taxation 3 Credits
                      ACC405       Auditing                  3 Credits         This course provides an overview of U.S. and
                      This course is a study of the auditing process.          foreign country taxation involved with interna-
                      Topics covered include the demand for audit              tional transactions. Topics include source rules,
                      services, the audit process, applications of the         resident and NRA taxation, CFC legislation,
                      audit process to normal business cycles, and             and other major tax concepts. An analysis of
                      completion of the audit cycle.                           treaty provisions and U.N. Model Tax
                      Prerequisites: ACC300 or successful completion of        Conventions is also discussed.
                      ACC300 final exam                                        Prerequisites: ACC330 and BUS260
                      ACC410       Accounting
                                   Communications            3 Credits         Allied Health
                      This course will prepare the student to write
                      and speak more effectively as they are entering          ALH105       Medical Terminology       2 Credits
                      the accounting profession, in accordance with            This course provides the student with the abil-
                      the AECC guidelines for enhancing account-               ity to recognize, analyze, define, spell, and
                      ing students’ communication skills.                      correctly utilize the medical language used to
                      Prerequisites: ACC300 and ENG220                         convey information about anatomy, physiology,
                                                                               disease, and control and treatment of alter-
                      ACC420       Advanced Cost
                                   Accounting                3 Credits
                                                                               ations in one’s state of health. Medical
                      This course examines topics such as the study            Terminology applies in describing normal as
                      of budgets, standard costs, direct and absorp-           well as abnormal, so the student begins with
                      tion costing, cost variance analysis, and                the normal as a base and adds to this the terms
                      extensive analysis of various cost control and           that describe pathological changes. The stu-
Course Descriptions

                      profit planning programs. Use of quantitative            dent specifically becomes aware of the medical
                      techniques and decision models is also                   prefixes, roots, and suffixes in forming a med-
                      discussed.                                               ical vocabulary.
                      Prerequisite: ACC320                                     ALH115       Medical Insurance         3 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

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 is
consist of demonstration and hands-on learn-               placed on developing therapeutic communica-
ing in the following areas: cell structures, the           tion in the clinical setting. Students will learn the
planes of movement, axis of rotation, motions              components of a medical record and principles of
of the body, joint system, bone structure, skele-          medical documentation. Assessment of vital
tal structural, bone landmarks, and the                    signs will be developed and principles of univer-
musculoskeletal system of the human body.                  sal precautions will be presented.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ALH120              Prerequisite: ALH120

ALH125        Diagnostic Coding          3 Credits         ALH160        Pharmacology                2 Credits
The student will learn to abstract information             This is a course which prepares allied health
from the medical record and combine it with                students to understand, identify, and classify
coding strategies to obtain the proper codes for           medications. Upon completion of this course,
diagnoses. The ICD-9-CM book will be stud-                 the student will be familiar with drug classifi-
ied for understanding of format. DRGs will                 cations and the effects of medication on body
also be discussed.                                         systems.
Prerequisite: ALH105                                       Prerequisite: ALH105

ALH130        Anatomy and                                  ALH180        Medical Administrative
              Physiology II              3 Credits                       Procedures             3 Credits
This course builds on knowledge obtained in                In this course, the allied health student is trained

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the              in the most up-to-date administrative functions
anatomical structure, organization and general             in physicians’ offices. Important aspects of office
physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,           procedures include communicating and interact-
endocrine, and reproductive systems. This                  ing with patients, the role of the receptionist,
course emphasizes the anatomy and physiolo-                effective telephone usage, administrative plan-
gy of the nervous system, cardiovascular                   ning, supply and task organization, and time
system, and the respiratory system.                        management. Scheduling appointments, pro-
Prerequisite: ALH120                                       cessing mail, filing, treatment of clinical and
                                                           financial records, accounts payable, accounts
ALH130L Anatomy and
        Physiology II – Lab               1 Credit         receivable, billing, and credit and collection pro-
This course builds on knowledge obtained in                cedures are studied as well. This course will also
Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the              expose the student to the operation of a comput-
anatomical structure, organization and general             erized medical office management program.
physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,           Applications of medical practice software will be
endocrine, and reproductive systems. This                  explored.
                                                           Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100
course emphasizes the anatomy and physiolo-
gy of the nervous system, cardiovascular
system, and the respiratory system with these
systems being the focus of the laboratory por-
tion of the course.
Prerequisites: ALH120L and concurrent enrollment in

                      ALH200        Medical Machine                               ALH235       Procedural Coding           3 Credits
                                    Transcription                3 Credits        The student will learn to abstract information
                      This course combines the knowledge of the                   from the medical record and combine it with
                      English language, medical terminology, and                  coding strategies to obtain the proper codes for
                      keyboarding skills as a basis to enable the stu-            procedures. The Current Procedural Terminology
                      dent to transcribe medical correspondence,                  book will be studied for reference. Discussion will
                      documents, and reports accurately and                       also be given to the Common Procedural Coding
                      efficiently.                                                System used by the Health Care Financing
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100                            Administration (HCFA), which oversees
                      ALH205        Clinical Methods             2 Credits
                                                                                  Medicare and Medicaid Services.
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ALH105
                      This course emphasizes the information on the
                      medication label and the physician’s order.                 ALH245       Wound Management for
                      Students will learn the concepts used to calcu-                          the Healthcare
                      late medication dosages. A comprehensive                                 Professional         3 Credits
                      review of basic math theory is given.                       The course is designed to provide entry-level,
                      Additional topics include surgical asepsis,                 clinically relevant information on the manage-
                      assisting with minor surgeries, and theory of               ment of patients with open wounds. The class
                      IV therapy.                                                 will discuss the topics of anatomy and physiology
                                                                                  of the skin, phases of wound healing, types of
                      ALH210        Clinical Techniques          3 Credits        wounds, wound etiology and infection manage-
                      This course will outline the principles and pro-            ment through the use of debridement and topical
                      cedures of complete physical, gynecological,                agents. In addition, dressing selection, bandaging
                      obstetrical, and pediatric examinations. The                and the use of therapeutic modalities as adjunc-
                      student is given the opportunity to gain basic              tive wound therapy will be explored.
                      knowledge and understanding of the purposes,                Prerequisites: ALH105, ALH130, and PTA235.
                      techniques, and recording procedures of special
                      tests commonly associated with the physician’s              ALH255       Medical Law and Ethics 3 Credits
                      office including electrocardiography, radiology,            This course is an in-depth study of law and
                      respiratory therapy, and specialized clinical               ethics as they pertain to health care and related
                      procedures.                                                 fields. There are extensive discussions of legal,
                      Prerequisite: ALH205 or concurrent registration             ethical, and bioethical issues which affect all
                                                                                  aspects of medical office personnel. An empha-
Course Descriptions

                      ALH225        Medical                                       sis on Pennsylvania laws affecting liability,
                                    Transcription II             3 Credits        licensure, and health care directives is presented.
                      This course is an extension of the principles of
                      Medical Machine Transcription. The student                  ALH290       Allied Health Transfer
                      is given an opportunity to transcribe a variety                          Credit                 3 Credits
                      of medical correspondence, documents, and                   This course is used only as a way to accept
                      reports accurately and efficiently, meeting the             credit for a course transferred from another
                      demands of the medical profession. Additional               college or university. No courses above the 200
                      computer time is necessary to complete assign-              level will be accepted. This course is available
                      ments.                                                      only when the student has taken a class not
                      Prerequisite: ALH200                                        offered by Central Penn.
                      ALH230        Disease and Diagnostic                        ALH310       Medical Laboratory          3 Credits
                                    Methods                3 Credits              This is a clinical laboratory course designed
                      This course introduces pathology and disease                especially for the medical assistant student
                      by investigating the etiology, pathophysiology,             and/or other medical personnel employed in
                      and clinical manifestation of a wide variety of             physicians’ offices. Emphasis is placed on qual-
                      diseases affecting the various body systems of              ity assurance and safety requirements following
                      the human body. Diagnostic procedures and                   OSHA guidelines. Instruction and practice
                      treatments for various disorders will be                    will be provided in specimen collection and in
                      discussed.                                                  CLIA Waived testing in urinalysis, hematol-
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130                            ogy, blood chemistry, immunology, and
                                                                                  microbiology. While being observed by the
                                                                                  instructor, the student will perform 25 success-
ful venipunctures. The CPT exam is offered at               ALH390          Upper-Level Allied
the completion of this course.                                              Health Transfer Credit 3 Credits
Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130                            This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                            credit for a course transferred from another
ALH320        Health Services                               college or university. No courses below the 300
              and Management               3 Credits
                                                            level will be accepted. This course is available
This course involves the organization of the                only when the student has taken a class not
U.S. healthcare delivery system, and the basic              offered by Central Penn.
management strategies and practices, which                  ALH400          Hospital and Health
are implemented to administer its component                                 Services Administration 3 Credits
parts. Dynamics of the interrelated compo-                  This course prepares the student to carry out
nents of the system are considered in terms of              the day-to-day responsibilities of a hospital or
the impacts of social, political and economic               healthcare facility administrator. Issues of cash
change, and evolving system components to                   flow, personnel policy, staff interactions, record
effectively accommodate and manage these                    keeping, reporting requirements, inventory and
changes.                                                    supplies, security, organizational and manage-
Prerequisite: BUS220                                        ment practices are examined. There is a project
ALH330        Healthcare Policies and
                                                            requiring the student to interview administra-
              Politics                3 Credits             tors in each of three different types of
This course is the study of conflict resolution and         healthcare facilities, to compare the similarities
resource allocation (or reallocation) by legisla-           and differences. The student will arrange their
tures, courts, and “public” opinion. Healthcare             internship project as an outcome of this course.
                                                            Prerequisite: This course is taken the final term before the
policies include statutes and court decisions that
define principles of legal liability in health,
healthcare, and health insurance. It also involves          ALH410          Health Economics and
consideration of accepted norms of conduct that                             Financing Strategies 3 Credits
influence the law and are influenced by the law,            This course includes analysis of financial flows,
but do not have the traditional attributes of legal         third-party payment programs, and reimburse-
structures. Legal aspects include common law                ment practices in the health sector. An economic
court decisions, as well as statutory law and               analysis of the U.S. healthcare system regarding
administrative regulations that impact the                  organization and financing policy issues will also

                                                                                                                           Course Descriptions
healthcare system.                                          be considered.
Prerequisite: BUS220                                        Prerequisite: ALH115 or BUS335 and BUS210

ALH350        Medical Seminar              3 Credits        ALH420          Healthcare Planning
This is an upper level course, which will allow                             and Marketing                   3 Credits
students to practice in the Medical Learning                This course considers planning and marketing
Center all of the skills taught throughout the              from the perspective of an administrator with
entire program. The course is designed to illus-            responsibility for delivery of a particular
trate and explore the role of medical personnel             healthcare service to the public. The product
within the framework of the health care pro-                may be a general hospital, a specialized clinic,
fession and to assist the student in the                    or a residence and long-term care facility.
transition from student to health care team                 Consideration is given to differences of
member. The student becomes aware of the                    approach to each of these various services, and
role the MA plays in promoting a professional               also to the planning and marketing strategies,
image for the practice and of health care                   which are common to all. Public policy and
resources available. CPR, first aid training, and           government planning functions are also con-
emergency management are presented.                         sidered, as well as direct and indirect inputs
Prerequisite: ALH210 or concurrent registration             from professional organizations, insurance
                                                            providers, and other relevant parties. The stu-
                                                            dent will estimate public utility and benefits
                                                            provided vs. actuarial cost incurred, means of
                                                            financing and costing long-term facilities,

                      staffing needs, major equipment, supplies,               ART125       Watercolor Painting        3 Credits
                      indirect costs in the planning process, cost             This course is designed to introduce students
                      recovery strategies and marketing plans, and             to watercolor techniques that focus on value,
                      philosophical policy ideas.                              color, and composition. Class will start with
                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230                         monochromatic studies of simple still lifes,
                                                                               progress to a limited palette, and culminate in
                                                                               students selecting their own subjects and ren-
                      Arts                                                     dering them in full color. Students are required
                      ART100       Drawing and                                 to purchase watercolor materials recommend-
                                   Illustration              3 Credits         ed by professor.
                      This course is designed to introduce students            ART205       Art History                3 Credits
                      to drawing and illustration techniques that              This course is an introduction to art history.
                      focus on proportion, light, and perspective.             Identification and analysis of individual art-
                      Using media such as pencil, charcoal, pen, and           works, their creators, and the study of artistic
                      pastels, students translate abstract concepts            periods and styles. This class covers the develop-
                      into visual design.                                      ment of artistic techniques and styles throughout
                      ART105       Arts and Humanities       3 Credits         the ages.
                      A course designed to introduce students to the           ART250       Art Transfer Credit        3 Credits
                      arts — specifically, painting, literature, drama,        This course is used only as a way to accept
                      and music as distinguished from the sciences             credit for a course transferred from another
                      and from history, philosophy, and theology.              college or university. No courses above the 200
                      Through a variety of experiences, including              level will be accepted. This course is available
                      lectures, guest speakers, field trips, and proj-         only when the student has taken a class not
                      ects, students develop the ability to critically         offered by Central Penn.
                      appreciate “the arts.”
                                                                               ART390       Upper-Level Art
                      ART115       Theater & the                                            Transfer Credit            3 Credits
                                   Performing Arts           3 Credits
                                                                               This course is used only as a way to accept
                      This is an introductory course in which stu-             credit for a course transferred from another
                      dents will learn both the tradition and the              college or university. No courses below the 300
                      mechanics of theater in European and                     level will be accepted. This course is available
                      American culture. The course will trace the
Course Descriptions

                                                                               only when the student has taken a class not
                      history and importance of theater from ancient           offered by Central Penn.
                      Greece and Rome through medieval Europe
                      and the Renaissance to modern day. The
                      course will additionally explore the various             Biology
                      genres of theater and the mechanics involved
                      in a theatrical performance.                             BIO100       Human Biology              3 Credits
                                                                               This course provides an introduction to the
                      ART120       Art Appreciation          3 Credits         study of living organisms. Emphasis is placed
                      This course is designed to introduce students            on the structure and function of the cell as the
                      to the fundamentals of the visual arts. The              basis of life. Each body system is studied.
                      focus of the class will be a tour through major          Additional topics will include homeostasis,
                      periods of art history with an emphasis on style         genetics, genetic engineering, and biotechnol-
                      and culture. Students will be exposed to a vari-         ogy.
                      ety of art techniques, and time will be given in
                      class for students to experiment with basic              BIO105       Human Development          3 Credits
                      media.                                                   This course studies human growth and devel-
                                                                               opment throughout the life span from the
                                                                               prenatal period through aging. Special empha-
                                                                               sis is placed on normal physical, cognitive,
                                                                               social, and psychological growth so the student
                                                                               can recognize normal development as well as
                                                                               deviations from the normal.

BIO260         Microbiology             3 Credits         BUS120        Spreadsheet
This basic level microbiology course introduces                         Applications               3 Credits
students to the use of microscopes and to labo-           This course is designed to expose the students
ratory procedures for microbial identification.           to the advanced capabilities of spreadsheet
Students will survey microbial species and                software. The use of current spreadsheet soft-
become familiar with common pathogenic                    ware is integral to creating spreadsheet projects
microbial strains. Bactericidal, antiseptic, and          based on real business situations.
sterilization procedures will be explored.
                                                          BUS200        Finance I                  3 Credits
BIO300         Evolutionary Biology     3 Credits         This course is a study of the financial problems
This course provides a basic understanding of             associated with the life cycle of a business. Topics
the scientific justification of evolution and the         covered include the sources and use of business
major topics in evolutionary biology. Students            funds, cost of capital, risk, asset management,
will gain an understanding of the scope of evo-           and capital investments and valuation. Students
lution biology, including mechanisms of                   are trained in the programming and use of the
change, population genetics, the origin of                widely-accepted financial calculators for the
species, and human evolution. These topics will           solution of practical business applications.
be discussed in the context of how their appli-           Prerequisites: ACC110 or concurrent registration and
cation has shaped contemporary thinking                   MTH010
about the history of life on earth. Further               BUS210        Macroeconomics             3 Credits
emphasis will be placed on the relevance of               This course is an introduction to the concepts,
evolution to biology, in general and to students’         principles, and problems of economics. Emphasis
lives, in particular.                                     is placed on the role of monetary and fiscal poli-
Prerequisite: Any Biology course
                                                          cy in pursuing macroeconomic objectives.
                                                          BUS215        Microeconomics             3 Credits
Business                                                  This course will examine the factors that affect
BUS100         Business Principles      3 Credits         the economic choices of consumers or producers
This is a fundamental survey course in business           when purchasing or selling goods and services.
administration offering a basic understanding             BUS220        Principles of
of the nature and scope of business in the mod-                         Management                 3 Credits
ern world. Consideration of business practices            This course provides a conceptual framework

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
such as management, organization, production,             for fundamental knowledge of management.
human resources, information technology,                  Primary consideration is given to the areas of
marketing, and ethics is an integral part of this         planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.
course. Students use a variety of external                It emphasizes both the art and science of man-
resources.                                                agement through the use of lectures and the
                                                          case study method. Students use a variety of
BUS105         Fundamentals of Selling 3 Credits
                                                          outside readings and interviews in their studies.
This course is a thorough study of the phases of
successful selling: approach, presentation,               BUS230        Principles of Marketing 3 Credits
resistance, and closing. In addition, a study is          This course studies current concepts and
made of today’s selling environment, product              strategies of marketing activities. The market-
analysis, and buying psychology. The course               ing environment including ethics and social
emphasizes the desirable qualities of a success-          responsibility are brought out. The major divi-
ful salesperson with special regard to poise,             sions in marketing and their relationship to
manner, dress, ethics, and product knowledge.             target markets, products, strategies, and distri-
Students participate in role playing and sales            bution are discussed. Studies of current
presentations to develop selling ability and self-        practices of specific companies are reviewed
confidence.                                               and analyzed.
                                                          Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220

                      BUS235       Consumer Behavior         3 Credits         BUS260        International Business 3 Credits
                      This course concentrates on the theories of              This is a fundamental course addressing inter-
                      consumer behavior and research findings as               national business and management. The course
                      they apply to the sales effort. The course               focuses on international business with a study
                      includes concepts such as factors affecting buy-         of how the political, social, and economic envi-
                      ing decisions, media selection and effectiveness,        ronment of foreign cultures affect business
                      and consumer response measurements.                      attitudes and operations. The impact of cultur-
                                                                               al, economical, and political forces on business
                      BUS240       Survey of Sports
                                   Management                3 Credits         practices in a global organization is studied.
                                                                               Prerequisite: BUS100
                      This is an overview of the general areas of
                      sports management with emphasis on the rela-             BUS270        Entrepreneurship and
                      tionship of developing and using a marketing                           Small Business
                      strategy. Included in the study is the relation-                       Management                    3 Credits
                      ship of management with the customer and                 This course provides an overview of the
                      participants from the planning stage through             responsibility and importance of “small busi-
                      the execution stage.                                     nesses” as they relate to the current business
                                                                               community and the entrepreneur. It provides
                      BUS245       Human Resources           3 Credits         an understanding of the complexities and
                      This course provides guideposts for effective            problems associated with ownership, manage-
                      performance in recruiting, selecting, and plac-          ment, administration, and finances.
                      ing people in the right jobs, training and               Prerequisite: ACC110 or concurrent registration
                      development, performance appraisals, benefits
                      and compensation, health and safety in the               BUS280        Retail Advertising
                      workplace, and labor relations and collective                          and Promotion                 3 Credits
                      bargaining.                                              This course is a study of all activities related to
                      Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220                          the planning and uses for the advertising of
                                                                               retail goods and services. Students develop
                      BUS250       Advertising               3 Credits         knowledge of all advertising media, with spe-
                      This course is a study of the principles involved        cial application to retail businesses. Through
                      in the planning, creation, and use of advertising        class work and out-of-class research, a com-
                      through the use of newspaper, magazine, radio,           plete advertising schedule for a retail business
                      television, outdoor, and direct mail. This course        is developed.
Course Descriptions

                      includes the economics, methods, and psychol-            Prerequisite: BUS100
                      ogy of advertising, with an introduction to
                      marketing research, consumer analysis, and               BUS290        Business Administration
                      market analysis. Work is done in creation of                           Transfer Credit         3 Credits
                      original copy and layout.                                This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                                               credit for a course transferred from another
                      BUS255       Customer Service          3 Credits         college or university. No courses above the 200
                      This course explores the importance of cus-              level will be accepted. This course is available
                      tomer service to the success of any business.            only when the student has taken a class not
                      The textbook and the lectures are presented              offered by Central Penn.
                      from the customer’s point of view and stresses
                      the effects of good and poor customer service            BUS300        Finance II                    3 Credits
                      on repeat business, “word-of-mouth” advertis-            Emphasis in this course is placed on the deci-
                      ing, and profits. These concepts are reinforced          sion-making process with regard to liabilities
                      through classroom discussions, role-playing,             and capital. Students analyze problems related
                      and an outside project in which the level of             to short- and intermediate-term financing,
                      customer service in a business is analyzed and           long-term financing, and capital structure and
                      evaluated.                                               dividend policy faced by management. Students
                                                                               are trained in the programming and use of the
                                                                               widely-accepted financial calculators for the
                                                                               solution of practical business applications.
                                                                               Prerequisite: BUS200

BUS301       Retail Management          3 Credits          of the widely-accepted financial calculators for
This course studies the strategic retail manage-           the solution of practical business applications.
ment process, including the retail mix and                 Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS215 or MTH010
retail environment. The primary focuses are
                                                           BUS310       Fashion Analysis            3 Credits
targeting customers, information gathering,
                                                           This course analyzes the nature and scope of
location analysis, merchandise and operations
                                                           fashion and investigates the basic knowledge
management, pricing strategy, promotional
                                                           and terminology with regard to garment design
strategy, and integrating and controlling the
                                                           as it relates to merchandising. Sketching of basic
retail strategy.
Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230 or another market-
                                                           styles is introduced, and designs are created. This
ing or advertising course                                  course also explores career opportunities.
                                                           Students assist in producing a fashion show,
BUS302       Health, Safety, and                           developing a website, or completing a research
             Security                   3 Credits          report.
This course is designed to identify key occupa-
tional health, safety, workplace security                  BUS315       Merchandise
theories and concepts. The course covers legal                          Information                 3 Credits
and regulatory requirements affecting health               This course is an in-depth study to develop an
related programs, policies, and employment                 understanding of various textiles and non-tex-
liabilities.                                               tiles. The fiber content, fiber structure, and
Prerequisite: BUS245                                       fabric construction of textiles are discussed.
                                                           Non-textile merchandise information related
BUS303       Recruitment, Selection,                       to store buyers, sales people, and the consumer
             and Placement           3 Credits             is presented. Projects and presentations pre-
This course studies the successful person/                 pared by the student utilize practical buying
organization match. The course discusses the               and selling techniques. Field trips to various
external influences such as economic conditions,           locations are taken to expose the students to
labor markets, unions, and laws and regulations.           major industries in the United States.
It also covers the staffing support systems such
as staffing strategy and planning, job analysis,           BUS320       Money and Banking           3 Credits
measurement, and major staffing activities.                This course is a study of the American banking
Prerequisite: BUS245                                       system, monetary theories, and monetary poli-
                                                           cy. Topics include the relationship of money
BUS304       Strategic Planning

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
                                                           and the banking system to the functioning of
             and Marketing
             Communications             3 Credits
                                                           the monetary policy implementation.
                                                           Prerequisite: BUS215
This course is a comprehensive and integrated
study of strategic planning and marketing                  BUS325       Electronic Business         3 Credits
communications. Advertising, sales promotion,              This course is an intense study of the business
direct marketing, Internet marketing, personal             implications of the automation technologies
selling, and public relations/publicity are dis-           and telecommunication systems that have
cussed and related to strategic planning.                  driven the field of electronic commerce to the
Students will evaluate the relationship between            modern era of electronic business. This
marketing management and marketing                         demonstrates the utilization of electronic busi-
communications.                                            ness tools based on electronic data interchange,
Prerequisite: BUS230                                       the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other
BUS305       Investments                3 Credits
                                                           sources. It not only covers the marketing and
This course analyzes the varying degrees of risk           selling of products electronically, but explores
and return from different types of investments.            the major electronic aspects of business
Topics include securities and securities markets,          operations.
                                                           Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220
portfolio policies, institutional investment poli-
cies, and management of investment funds.
Students are trained in the programming and use

                      BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations 3 Credits            BUS360         Marketing Research             3 Credits
                      This course provides the basic framework for man-         This course deals with the tools of marketing,
                      agement of nonprofit organizations, including the         sampling, analysis of internal data, locating data,
                      managing of volunteers. The focus is on business          observation, and experimentation in marketing
                      strategies taken by nonprofit organizations.              research. It also examines defining the problem,
                      Prerequisite: BUS220                                      developing and executing the research plan,
                                                                                preparing research reports, and exploring major
                      BUS335       Insurance                  3 Credits
                                                                                areas of research application. Students apply
                      Most individuals, families, and businesses have
                                                                                marketing research techniques to a hands-on
                      a strong desire for financial security and pro-
                      tection against those events that threaten their
                                                                                Prerequisites: BUS230 and MTH200
                      financial security. For most people and compa-
                      nies, insurance is the major technique for                BUS365         Organizational
                      handling risk. This course covers vehicles of                            Behavior                       3 Credits
                      risk management through insurance concepts                This course is a study of multi-disciplinary
                      including personal property, commercial prop-             approaches to the business organization as a
                      erty, and life and health.                                complex system. Emphasis is placed on the
                      Prerequisite: BUS100                                      importance of managing and understanding the
                                                                                ethical implications of managerial decisions,
                      BUS345       Operations Management 3 Credits
                                                                                workplace diversity, organizational change, and
                      This course is a study of the management of
                                                                                corporate culture.
                      operations, incorporating decision-making                 Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and PSY100 or
                      techniques used in operations management.                 SOC100
                      Topics include the practical applications to prod-
                      uct 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 of           major concepts of management using an
                      inventory concepts, Total Quality Management              experimental approach to achieve learning on
                      including an ISO9000 overview, and business               an individualized basis. A series of exercises is
                      operations reengineering.                                 used in which the student participates to gain
                      Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and TEC103 or             actual experience with the concept under
Course Descriptions

                      another college-level computer course                     consideration.
                                                                                Prerequisite: BUS220
                      BUS350       Visual Merchandising       3 Credits
                      This course explores design principles of visual          BUS375         HTML for e-Business 3 Credits
                      merchandising and store layout. Students gain             This course emphasizes Internet/Intranet Web
                      practical experience through designing and                authoring tools such as HTML and HML.
                      creating display windows throughout the cam-              Effective use of commercial web authoring
                      pus. A design and color portfolio and a store             tools will be stressed as well as programming in
                      layout project are integral parts of the course.          the appropriate languages. Also included is an
                                                                                introduction to JAVA Script programming.
                      BUS355       Project Management         3 Credits         The course covers the essentials of program-
                      This course is for those who seek a hands-on              ming for e-commerce and tools to incorporate
                      approach to project management. It is an appli-           the programs for business-wide applications.
                      cation-oriented approach which provides a road            Prerequisite: Any college-level computer course
                      map for managing various types of technical or
                      non-technical projects including manufacturing            BUS380         Business Policy
                      scheduling, construction, research and develop-                          Formulation                    3 Credits
                      ment projects, and special events through the use         This course is designed from the case problems
                      of computer applications and short-term hands-            approach that presents a cross-section of the
                      on projects.                                              decision-making situations faced by manage-
                      Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and TEC103 or             ment. In addition to the traditional policy and
                      another college-level computer course                     control, emphasis is given to situations involv-

ing leadership, organization, communications,            phases of change management which is the
career counseling, and social responsibility.            collaborative assessment process using
Prerequisite: BUS220                                     Malcolm Baldridge and ISO certification
BUS390       Upper-Level Business
                                                         methodologies as the foundation to identify
             Transfer Credit           3 Credits         the strengths and areas for improvement (or
This course is used only as a way to accept              gaps) in the organization in the areas of leader-
credit for a course transferred from another             ship at all levels, customer satisfaction,
college or university. No courses below the 300          employee satisfaction, business process integra-
level will be accepted. This course is available         tion and quantifiable results.
                                                         Prerequisite: BUS220
only when the student has taken a class not
offered by 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 spe-
Strategic marketing in today’s business envi-            cial emphasis on organizational buying.
ronment requires knowledge of trends in                  Special focuses are on relationship marketing
online marketing and how to utilize e-business           and integrated marketing communications for
marketing tools to maintain a competitive                business-to-business marketing.
                                                         Prerequisite: BUS230 or concurrent registration
edge. Basic marketing concepts are adapted to
the Internet and web-specific marketing issues           BUS410         Options, Futures,
are examined. Internet customer relationship                            and Other Derivatives        3 Credits
management, product development and pric-                This course represents real-world practice to
ing, distribution channels, and online                   focus on theory and practice. It provides a uni-
marketing communications are analyzed, cul-              fying approach to the valuation of all derivatives,
minating in the development of an Internet               not just options and futures. The framework for
marketing plan.                                          pricing derivatives, interest rate derivatives,
Prerequisite: BUS230 or BUS250 or a 300/400-level        volatilities and correlations, hedging, swaps,
marketing course                                         and value calculations are covered. The student
BUS401       Organizational Process                      will work with various models, including the
             Improvement            3 Credits            standard market models, models of short rate,
Efficient organizational processes, product and          and other appropriate models.
service quality, and customer satisfaction are           Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS305

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
consistently moving targets. Organizations who           BUS415         International Business
aspire to the best that they can be must create a                       Seminar                3 Credits
cycle of continuous process improvement with-            This course is a capstone that integrates con-
in their organization. This course examines the          cepts, principles, and practices of international
organizational process for: assessing expecta-           business from prior courses and Internet
tions of internal and external constituents,             research. The student is required to participate in
identifying the difference between the current           research for group decision-making and presen-
state and the desired state, and empowering              tations about a business currently or desiring to
organizational teams to close the identified gaps        complete in the international markets. A written
between the current and desired states.                  comprehensive case analysis of the simulation is
Prerequisite: BUS365                                     prepared.
                                                         Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
BUS402       Organizational Change
             Management            3 Credits
This course covers the current proven tech-              BUS420         International Trade          3 Credits
niques for the management of change in the               This course answers the question of whether to
corporate world. As the information age pro-             export or import. International trade is a topic
gresses into its next generation, effecting              that has been discussed in the news media and
change is an absolute necessity for upper man-           in government/business talks. Students study
agement of private companies, educational                how real-world problems are solved from the
institutions, and governments: small or large,           decision to export or import, packaging and
for profit or non-profit. It deals with the four         transportation, terminology, required docu-

                      mentation, financing trade, international qual-              BUS450       Labor Relations            3 Credits
                      ity factors, and an overview of international                This course studies the evolving labor-manage-
                      trade laws.                                                  ment relationship and the collective bargaining
                      Prerequisite: BUS260                                         process in public and private sector organiza-
                                                                                   tions. The course includes the historical, legal,
                      BUS425        Internet Technology          3 Credits
                                                                                   and structural environments of the labor-man-
                      This course is a study of what is required for
                                                                                   agement relationship in the U.S. today.
                      establishing and operating an electronic busi-               Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS245
                      ness. It covers the information needed by the
                      entrepreneur and executive making e-business                 BUS455       Compensation and
                      plans. Covered in this course is how to choose                            Benefits                   3 Credits
                      the right technologies, avoid the legal pitfalls,            This course is an examination of financial
                      and to secure a Website.                                     reward systems in organizations and the study
                      Prerequisites: BUS325 and TEC103 or another college-         of relevant theoretical and legal perspectives.
                      level computer course                                        Topics include job evaluation wage surveys,
                                                                                   incentives, pay equity, benefits, and compensa-
                      BUS430        Marketing
                                    Management                   3 Credits
                                                                                   tion strategy.
                                                                                   Prerequisite: BUS245
                      This course integrates marketing concepts for
                      strategic planning, implementation, and control.             BUS460       Evaluation and
                      The primary focuses are analyzing marketing                               Assessment                 3 Credits
                      opportunities, developing marketing strategies,              This course prepares the student to understand
                      managing the total marketing effort, and under-              effective performance management in a quali-
                      standing future marketing trends.                            ty context. The use of multi-source feedback
                      Prerequisites: BUS230 and a 300-level business course        for employee development and evaluation of
                                                                                   current legal issues in performance appraisals
                      BUS435        Personal Financial
                                    Management                   3 Credits
                                                                                   will be discussed.
                                                                                   Prerequisite: BUS245
                      This course is an investigation of obtaining the
                      maximum benefits from limited financial                      BUS465       Training and
                      resources on a personal basis. Financial goals                            Development                3 Credits
                      form the basis for financial planning. Without               This course covers the field of training and
                      these goals, planning is extremely difficult.                development from orientation and skills train-
                      Many people prefer to avoid financial prob-                  ing to career and organization development.
Course Descriptions

                      lems or turn them over to someone else such as               Prerequisite: BUS245
                      a financial planner. We will cover various top-
                                                                                   BUS470       Business Seminar           3 Credits
                      ics of personal finance to prepare the student
                                                                                   This course is a capstone course that synthesizes
                      for personal financial planning.
                                                                                   all business concepts including marketing,
                      Prerequisite: BUS200
                                                                                   human resources, quantitative methods, global
                      BUS440        International Finance        3 Credits         strategies, accounting, finance, production, serv-
                      This course is an investigation of the chal-                 ice, and policy issues. The student is required to
                      lenges of doing business in an increasingly                  participate in the research for group decision-
                      global environment. Special emphasis is placed               making and presentations in an overall business
                      on the cultural, political, financial, and social            strategy and plan. Research on the Internet is a
                      diversities of international financial institu-              valuable tool for this course. A written compre-
                      tions. It examines the financial strategies of               hensive case analysis of the plan is prepared.
                      global firms and the challenges of internation-              Prerequisites: BUS200 and BUS230 or BUS260
                      al financial decisions.
                      Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
                      BUS260 or concurrent registration

Child Care Management                                     is on developing the skills needed to provide a
                                                          challenging and developmentally appropriate
CCM100       Child Care Foundations 3 Credits
The basic theories of program planning are                Prerequisite: PSY105
presented with emphasis on incorporating spe-
cific objectives into a practical day care                CCM140         The Exceptional Child 3 Credits
program. Included in this course is the prepa-            This course is designed to teach students about
ration of daily and monthly activity plans based          interacting with children with special needs in
on environment, availability of equipment,                the early childhood classroom. The course pro-
themes, learning objectives, and child develop-           vides knowledge and skills that early childhood
ment. This course is intended to give an                  directors and teachers need to understand. It
overview of the child care field and present the          also covers numerous hands-on activities for
fundamentals necessary to prepare for a career            children that are physically and/or mentally
with young children.                                      challenged.
                                                          Prerequisite: PSY105
CCM105       Guiding Children’s
             Behavior                   3 Credits         CCM150         Language Development
This practical course focuses on identifying                             and Expression       3 Credits
typical developmental characteristics and the             Children’s literature is adapted to the child care
needs of children. Students are provided with             environment with emphasis on language
suggestions to understand, solve, and prevent             development, communication, and the impor-
everyday behavior problems of children by                 tance of self-expression. Creative activities
using positive communication. Theories and                involving storytelling, dramatic play, visual per-
practical skills that are needed to administer            ception, and expression are also included.
discipline to promote the educational develop-            Prerequisite: CCM100
ment and personal achievement of young                    CCM210         Creative Activities           3 Credits
children will be presented.                               This course is designed to promote creative
Prerequisite: CCM110
                                                          awareness in all areas of an early childhood
CCM110       Behavior, Observation,                       curriculum. Students will plan and present
             and Evaluation         3 Credits             exercises in selected topics and themes that
A course designed to introduce the student to             include music, art, science, math, social studies,
an actual child care setting. Following on-site           and health.

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
visits of early childhood programs, the student
                                                          CCM300         Administration of Early
will participate in discussions and evaluation of                        Childhood Programs      3 Credits
types of activities, situations, and behavior pat-        The knowledge, skills, and values needed to
terns that were observed.                                 operate a day-care facility are discussed along
Prerequisites: CCM100 and PSY105
                                                          with regulations governing personnel and the
CCM120       Children’s Health and                        environment. The essential aspects of creating
             Wellness                   3 Credits         and maintaining a safe, healthy, and effective
This course is designed to teach the basics of            day-care environment for children and staff are
health, safety, and nutrition. Emphasis is                reviewed. Students will synthesize knowledge
placed on the nutritional needs of the young              of business and child care to create a working
child and specific health care and safety issues.         child care facility.
Infant & Child CPR, First Aid training, and               Prerequisite: Successful attainment of senior-level aca-
Childhood Diseases are presented.                         demic status
Prerequisites: CCM100 and PSY105
                                                          CCM305         Curriculum Planning           3 Credits
CCM130       Infant and Toddler Care 3 Credits            Curriculum planning allows students to fuse
This course is designed to teach students about           prior knowledge from child development and
the care and guiding of infants and toddlers.             foundation courses to create developmentally
An introduction to methods of caring and                  appropriate curriculum to foster the develop-
working with infants and toddlers in a stimu-             ment of young children. Curriculum planning
lating environment is provided. The emphasis              at the early childhood level revolves around
                                                          two basic themes of education—how children

                      learn and what they should learn. This course            COM130        Public Relations           3 Credits
                      describes the leading curriculum approaches              This course studies current practices and prob-
                      and explains the focus, goals, structure, and            lems in the field of public relations. Emphasis
                      implementation techniques for each approach.             is given to communication and publicity tech-
                      Students will also learn how to develop cur-             niques. Releases are written and promotional
                      riculum goals and plan various classroom                 campaigns developed. Actual releases prepared
                      activities to help meet these goals.                     by professional organizations are analyzed. The
                      Prerequisites: CCM100 and PSY105                         class prepares for a campaign on some com-
                                                                               mercial, educational, or community event that
                                                                               is currently taking place. The importance of
                      Chemistry                                                internal as well as external public relations is
                      CHM100       Chemistry I               3 Credits         considered. Additional time outside the class-
                      This introduction to inorganic chemistry                 room is required to complete projects.
                      includes atomic structure, bonding, molecular            COM200        Technical Writing          3 Credits
                      structure, solutions, acids/bases/salts, nomen-          This is a writing course designed to develop
                      clature, and stoichiometry. Chemistry I also             writing skills specifically for technical docu-
                      explores the role of organic chemistry in daily          ments, such as instructions and process
                      lives.                                                   analysis, and for written and oral business
                                                                               Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                                               COM205        Cases in Public
                      COM100       Survey of Mass                                            Relations                  3 Credits
                                   Communications            3 Credits
                                                                               This is an advanced public relations course that
                      All major forms of mass media are discussed in
                                                                               focuses on how organizations, both private and
                      this course. Students are introduced to the place
                                                                               government, deal with public relations issues.
                      and responsibilities of the mass media — print,
                                                                               The course will examine real-life public rela-
                      electronic, persuasive — and their roles in the
                                                                               tions issues that face organizations and how
                      United States and the global community.
                                                                               those organizations dealt with the particular
                      Media law and ethics are also introduced. This
                                                                               public relations issues.
                      course includes observation or hands-on prac-            Prerequisite: COM130
                      tice in a professional on- or off-campus setting.
Course Descriptions

                                                                               COM210        Contemporary Media
                      COM105       Foundations of                                            Issues                     3 Credits
                                   Corporate                                   This course continues the in-depth study of mass
                                   Communications            3 Credits
                                                                               media and its effects upon audiences. Students
                      A foundation course for the communications
                                                                               will discover the importance of communications
                      Bachelor’s concentration in corporate communi-
                                                                               research, the news process, and international
                      cations, this course gives students an
                                                                               mass communications, as well as the political,
                      understanding of the interrelationship between
                                                                               ethical, and legal issues of mass media.
                      communications practitioners and the corporate           Prerequisite: COM100
                      environment. Emphasis is placed on different
                      types of organizations that need communications          COM215        Communications Ethics 3 Credits
                      specialists, functions of communications special-        This course provides an in-depth analysis of the
                      ists within specific organizations, and how those        principles and concepts involved in the ethics of
                      roles differ from those of communications practi-        communications practitioners. Emphasis is
                      tioners outside of the corporate environment.            placed on the development of decision-making
                                                                               skills as they apply to practical ethical issues in
                      COM110       Basic Photography         3 Credits         the communications field. Topics covered
                      A basic photography course designed to give              include truth and objectivity, ethical responsibil-
                      students proficiency in picture taking with              ity to the public, and ethical boundaries in
                      emphasis on light, color composition, dark-              media coverage.
                      room techniques, and computer manipulation.              Prerequisite: PHI105
                      Students taking this course are required to pro-
                      vide their own 35mm camera, film, and
                      developing paper.
COM220       Journalism I              3 Credits         organizations are also discussed. Students in
This course is an introduction to journalism,            this course are required to contribute to The
including the elements of news, the style and            Knightline, Central Penn’s student-run news-
structure of news stories, news gathering meth-          paper, as copy editors.
ods, copyrighting and editing, and reporting.            Prerequisite: COM220
Prerequisite: ENG100
                                                         COM245       Opinion Writing            3 Credits
COM225       Writing for Public                          This course profiles for students the methods
             Relations                 3 Credits         of writing opinion for print. Topics discussed
This is an advanced public relations course that         include the ethics and responsibilities of opin-
focuses on the actual preparation and writing            ion writers, specific types of editorials, AP
involved in public relations practices rather            style, and how to submit columns for publica-
than the general theory of public relations. The         tion. Students will write a variety of opinion
course is writing-intensive and is designed to           pieces, including a personal opinion column, a
give the student hands-on experience in the              critical review, and a humor column. Students
various types of writing required of public rela-        are required to submit one writing assignment
tions practitioners, plus give students a                for publication in a professional periodical.
portfolio of sample writings. Students will              Prerequisite: COM220
additionally participate in mock exercises test-
ing their writing skills under pressure.                 COM260       Sports Broadcasting        3 Credits
Prerequisite: COM130                                     Students build upon knowledge of basic jour-
                                                         nalism writing and develop specialized writing
COM230       Desktop Publishing I      3 Credits         and announcing skills in reporting on sports.
Provides the already computer-literate student           Emphasis is on both writing and producing
with opportunities to explore the publication            electronic coverage of live sports events.
process through the personal computer                    Prerequisite: COM320
domain. From introduction of desktop publish-
ing concepts to printing, binding, and finishing,        COM300       Advertising
                                                                      Applications               3 Credits
this course offers training and experience in
                                                         The application of persuasive media tech-
page design and layout, text enhancement,
                                                         niques to actual business situations. Attention
graphic enhancement, and application assembly
                                                         is given to the organization of ideas, prepara-
for finished-product, professional publications.
                                                         tion of copy for all types of media, evaluation of
Additional time outside class is needed to com-

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
                                                         methods and results, and budgeting. Students
plete projects.
                                                         taking this course will be required to partici-
COM235       Management Proposal                         pate in media-related campus events and
             Writing             3 Credits               activities.
This course is a comprehensive approach to the           Prerequisites: BUS250 and COM130
development of business proposal and persua-
                                                         COM305       Media Relations            3 Credits
sive writing. The course develops strategies for
                                                         This course is designed to give students an in-
collecting business and situational information,
                                                         depth look at the interrelationship between the
visualizing complex situations, and identifying
                                                         media and other organizations. Topics dis-
the proper boundaries for identifying solutions.
                                                         cussed include effective ways for corporate
Case study examples help illustrate the proposal
                                                         communications practitioners to interact with
writing process, including budget development,
                                                         the media, problems that may arise between
proposal composition, editing, and revisions.
Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                         the media and private industry, and methods of
                                                         resolving such problems. Specific case studies
COM240       News Editing and                            will be analyzed.
             Design                    3 Credits         Prerequisite: COM220
This course introduces students to the funda-
mentals of editing print and electronic news
writing. Topics covered include an overview of
grammar, journalistic style, basic proofreading
techniques, editing for content, and editing for
design. Responsibilities of editors in news

                      COM315        Photography: An                            COM355       Broadcast Writing           3 Credits
                                    Historical Approach       3 Credits        Students build upon knowledge of basic jour-
                      In this course, students are exposed to the his-         nalism writing and develop specialized
                      tory and development of photography, both its            broadcast writing skills for television, radio, and
                      technology and social implications. Specific             other media markets.
                      styles of photography are discussed, along with          Prerequisite: COM320
                      specific photographers who impacted the field.
                                                                               COM360       Television and Screen
                      The historical aspect of photography is viewed
                                                                                            Writing                     3 Credits
                      within the greater context of modern technol-
                                                                               Students build upon earlier journalism skills by
                      ogy and issues surrounding the use of
                                                                               learning how to create a script for both televi-
                      photography today.
                      Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                                               sion and motion picture, from the earliest
                                                                               stages of developing the concept to the mar-
                      COM320        Journalism II             3 Credits        keting of the finished product.
                      A second-level journalism course which builds            Prerequisite: COM220
                      on the basic news reporting and writing skills
                                                                               COM365       Media During War            3 Credits
                      developed in Journalism I.
                      Prerequisite: COM220
                                                                               Students learn about the changing relationship
                                                                               between the news media and the government
                      COM330        Desktop Publishing II     3 Credits        during times of war and how each side seeks to
                      Students apply skills learned in Desktop                 control the news.
                      Publishing I and related courses in the plan-            Prerequisites: COM130 and COM220
                      ning, implementation, and completion of at
                                                                               COM370       Public Opinion and
                      least one major project. Additional time out-                         Political
                      side class is needed to complete projects.                            Communications              3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: COM230
                                                                               This course examines public opinion polling as it
                      COM335        The Media and Society 3 Credits            relates to political communications. The course
                      In this course, students will look critically at         will examine how polls are used in political cam-
                      media messages and meanings for deeper                   paigns and also later as a tool for politicians for
                      understanding of values that both shape and              engineering political consensus on issues. The
                      reflect our culture and cultures abroad. Media,          course will include a discussion of polling
                      in its various forms, are discussed, along with          methodologies.
                                                                               Prerequisites: COM130 and MTH200
Course Descriptions

                      cultural icons and media effects theories.
                      Students will learn to conduct basic social sci-         COM375       Political Speechwriting 3 Credits
                      ence research and will study the effects of              Students learn the role and importance of
                      media on a specific group of people.                     Presidential speechwriters, review the style of
                      Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                                               different Presidential speeches prepared by
                      COM340        Communications Law        3 Credits        speechwriters, and write their own Presidential
                      This is an advanced public course that explores          speeches during mock elections.
                      the many legal issues, liberties, and restraints         Prerequisites: COM130, COM220, and ENG110
                      that face the media today, not only as it per-           COM380       Interpersonal
                      tains to First Amendment issues, but also other                       Communications              3 Credits
                      issues, such as libel, commercial speech,                This course introduces students to the dynam-
                      obscenity, and indecency, as well as access to           ics of interpersonal communications for the
                      public sources of information.                           purpose of building communication skills in
                      Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200                    both the workplace and in their personal lives.
                      COM345        Media and Politics        3 Credits        Emphasis is placed on perceptions, emotions,
                      Students evaluate the relationship between the           listening techniques, language, conflict resolu-
                      media and political candidates during election           tion, and culture.
                                                                               Prerequisite: ENG100
                      years and whether the media is truly an impar-
                      tial reporter of the facts.
                      Prerequisite: COM130

COM400       Selected Topics in                            tation of the project and the eventual imple-
             Communications             3 Credits          mentation of the project for the client.
The topic of this course is determined during              Prerequisites: COM215 and COM410
the academic term that it is offered. This topic
will relate to a specific area of mass communi-            COM425         Fundraising and Grant
cations and/or a current event related to the                             Writing               3 Credits
media. Students will use their writing and                 In this course, students analyze the process of
research skills, along with their knowledge of             raising funds for various types of non-political
the field of communications, to participate in             organizations as it relates to the responsibilities
this course.                                               of communications practitioners. Students will
Prerequisite: COM320                                       analyze past capital campaigns for effectiveness
                                                           and then apply their observations by designing,
COM405       Crisis Communications 3 Credits               implementing, and evaluating their own mock
This course introduces students to how com-                capital campaign. Students also incorporate
munications practitioners handle crisis                    the fundamentals of writing grant proposals as
situations in the corporate setting. Attention is          a component of raising funds for organiza-
given to crisis management plans, legal issues             tions.
surrounding crisis communications, ethics in               Prerequisites: COM130 and COM305
handling crisis situations, and a corporation’s
responsibility to its public. Specific case studies        COM430         Communications for
will be analyzed.                                                         Organizations                 3 Credits
Prerequisite: COM340
                                                           This course builds on students’ communica-
COM410       Media Events Planning 3 Credits               tions skills by introducing them to the practice
This course is designed to provide students                of communications specifically for nonprofit
with the practical concepts needed to coordi-              organizations. Topics covered include the differ-
nate media events. Topics discussed include                ences between nonprofit and for-profit
different types of events, the role of media at            institutions, community partnerships, advertis-
these events, and the specific functions of the            ing and public service announcements,
communications specialist who is coordinating              communications strategies, responsibilities of
the event. Students will end the term with a               spokespeople, and crisis management. Students
culminating project of coordinating an actual              will design and evaluate a communications plan
media event for a client either internal or exter-         as part of their learning experience in this

                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
nal to the college.                                        course.
Prerequisite: COM130                                       Prerequisites: COM130 and COM340

COM415       Communications                                COM435         Campaign Advertising
             Technologies               3 Credits                         and Promotion        3 Credits
This course emphasizes technology used in the              This is an advanced course in political communica-
field of corporate communications. Topics                  tions that examines the strategies, techniques,
include the Internet, teleconferencing, media              design, and impact of paid political communica-
technology, and future technology advances.                tions. It will focus on the role of political advertising
Students will learn about specific technology              in a campaign, including radio, direct mail, and
and how it relates to practical uses in corporate          print, as well as television.
communications.                                            Prerequisite: COM300
Prerequisite: COM305
                                                           COM440         Lobbying                      3 Credits
COM420       Projects in Corporate                         This is an advanced course that explores the
             Communications             3 Credits          history and modern techniques of lobbying of
This capstone course synthesizes the principles            federal and state legislatures and regulatory
taught in lower-level corporate communications             agencies by special interest groups and by other
classes. Students will apply their knowledge to a          government agencies.
communications project or projects for clients             Prerequisite: COM130 or COM340
either internal or external to the college. This
course will culminate in a campus-wide presen-

                      COM445       Political Fundraising and                    CRI235         Drug Enforcement I            3 Credits
                                   Campaign Finance Law 3 Credits               This course studies the use and abuse of illegal
                      This is an advanced studies course exploring              drugs in America, including the methods of
                      federal and state law regarding campaign                  detection, apprehension and penalties for users
                      financing, the rise of political action commit-           and suppliers, and the confiscation and preser-
                      tees, and effective methods for generating                vation of drug evidence. Special emphasis will
                      election funds.                                           be placed on the techniques for surveillance,
                      Prerequisites: COM130 and COM340                          undercover operations, criminal apprehen-
                                                                                sions, and prosecutions.
                      COM450       Propaganda and Policy 3 Credits
                      Students will study historical use of propaganda          CRI245         Criminal Investigation 3 Credits
                      by the U.S. government and other governments              This course is a study of the techniques and the-
                      in influencing the public and the current gov-            ories of criminal investigations, including
                      ernmental efforts at propaganda. Students will            interviewing witnesses, suspects, and victims, col-
                      also analyze methods and messages by non-gov-             lecting and preserving evidence, and preparing
                      ernmental groups to influence the public.                 cases for trial. Coverage includes investigation on
                      Prerequisite: COM130                                      the World Wide Web using Central Penn’s
                                                                                Internet connection.
                                                                                Prerequisite: CRI100
                      Criminal Justice
                                                                                CRI290         Criminal Justice
                      CRI100       Criminal Justice           3 Credits                        Transfer Credit               3 Credits
                      This course is an introduction to the criminal            This course is used only as a way to accept
                      justice system and its role in society. The course        credit for a course transferred from another
                      introduces criminal justice concepts and terms,           college or university. No courses above the 200
                      and relates criminal justice concepts to current          level will be accepted. This course is available
                      events and trends, with a particular focus on             only when the student has taken a class not
                      career paths and areas of specialization within           offered by Central Penn.
                      law enforcement, the court system, and correc-
                      tions.                                                    CRI295         Act 120 Police
                                                                                               Recruit Academy             12 Credits
                      CRI135       Corrections I              3 Credits         The Act 120 Police Recruit Academy provides
                      This course examines the role of corrections in           for 750 hours of theoretical and experiential edu-
Course Descriptions

                      the criminal justice system, focusing on histor-          cation designed to provide the student with the
                      ical developments, punishment, rehabilitation,            knowledge and skills required to be certified as a
                      sentencing, deterrence, and the operation of              municipal police officer in the Commonwealth
                      prisons, and including a study of intermediate            of Pennsylvania. Curriculum material, didactic
                      punishment, parole, and community correc-                 skills, and standards of performance for success-
                      tions programs.                                           ful completion of this program are prescribed by
                                                                                the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers
                      CRI225       Juvenile Justice:
                                   Alternatives to                              Education and Training Commission.
                                   Incarceration              3 Credits         Prerequisite: Successful attainment of senior-level aca-
                                                                                demic status and must be 21 years of age prior to
                      This course is an analysis of the juvenile justice
                                                                                completing the Academy
                      system as it relates to the disposition of cases
                      involving the juvenile offender, including a              CRI301         Fraud Investigation           3 Credits
                      comparative analysis with the adult process.              This course provides an examination of exist-
                      An in-depth examination of the role of juve-              ing and emerging, “e-crimes” (i.e., economic
                      nile probation as a means of punishment                   and electronic), identity theft, Internet, credit
                      and/or rehabilitation of a criminal offender in           card and check fraud, as well as the basics of
                      the juvenile system. Alternatives to incarcera-           protecting an organization’s digital assets. The
                      tion will be studied to include all intermediate          course will focus on government/private indus-
                      sanctions presently utilized by juvenile and              try methodology to detect, investigate, and
                      adult probation/parole agencies.                          prevent such crimes. A specialized course focus
                                                                                includes counterfeit negotiable instruments
                                                                                and debit card fraud.
                                                                                Prerequisite: CRI100
CRI305        Forensic Science I         3 Credits          covers police-community relations, police deci-
This course is a study of the professional disci-           sion-making, and concepts in police practice
pline that involves the scientific analysis of crime        and administration. This will consider the
scene evidence. Areas of specialized focus                  examination, design, and organization of a
include the role and scope of the forensic labo-            police department to include identifying patrol
ratory, an overview of forensic science                     zones, manpower, budget, scheduling, and
sub-disciplines, and an examination of medico-              equipment projections. Special emphasis will
legal jurisprudence.                                        focus on the constitutional, theoretical, and
Prerequisite: CRI330                                        practical aspects of use of force in law
CRI310        Criminal Profiling:                           enforcement.
              Policy and Practice        3 Credits          Prerequisite: CRI100
This course deals with the examination of                   CRI325        Death Investigation I        3 Credits
offender “profiling.” The course will cut                   This course is a study of forensic death investi-
through the confusion and misunderstandings                 gations. Areas of specialized focus include the
regarding the “art of profiling” by providing               causes, manners, and mechanisms of both nat-
detailed original and scientific research meth-             ural and unnatural deaths, scene investigations,
ods that examine the variations in criminal                 pertinent legal considerations, and methods
behavior from which any “profile” is derived.               germane to equivocal death determinations.
Particular types of crimes will be studied via              Prerequisite: CRI330
offender topologies and profiles derived from
these topologies.                                           CRI330        Criminalistics               3 Credits
Prerequisite: CRI245                                        This course is the hands-on study of the identifi-
                                                            cation, collection, preservation, and comparative
CRI312        Investigative Report                          or forensic analysis of physical criminal evidence.
              Writing                    3 Credits          The course focuses on crime scene documenta-
This course focuses on the theoretical and                  tion, development and analysis of fingerprint
practical methods of written documentation in               evidence, blood spatter and physiological evi-
the investigative process. Specific emphasis will           dence, hair and fiber evidence, ballistics, fire scene
be placed on field note-taking, narrative report            evidence, and narcotics. Scientific laboratory
writing, and the completion of specialized                  analysis methodology is also presented.
reports including affidavits of probable cause              Prerequisite: CRI245 or LGS170 or LGS210 or
and arrest and search warrants. The course will             LGS265

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
also examine investigation reports, writing
concepts for probation, corrections, and other              CRI365        Legal Aspects of Cyber
criminal related investigations in anticipation                           Security               3 Credits
of prosecution.                                             The course is primarily designed as a survey of
Prerequisites: CRI245, ENG100, and ENG200                   the legal issues surrounding the use of the
                                                            Internet. Coverage includes origins of the
CRI315        Advanced Issues in                            Internet, criminal aspects of cyberspace, tort
              Evidence                   3 Credits          liability, and privacy issues. The course also
This course will build on the concepts covered              includes a critical examination of intellectual
in LGS210 Evidence, including constitutional                property, online business concerns, and child
issues, relevance, competency, hearsay, and                 online protection.
privilege. The course will cover issues of evi-
dence as they relate to the role of the criminal            CRI375        Terrorism                    3 Credits
justice professional in preparation of cases with           This course will explore the continuing phe-
emphasis on effective courtroom testimony                   nomena of organized extremism in America
through a complete knowledge of the substan-                and around the world. The origins of modern
tive and procedural laws of evidence.                       terrorism (international as well as domestic)
Prerequisite: LGS210                                        will be explored. The histories, philosophies,
                                                            activities, and recruiting methods and tactics of
CRI321        Police Operations          3 Credits          such groups will be reviewed. Methods to
This course is a study of the development,                  counter terrorism and the role of the
organization, and function of contemporary                  Department of Homeland Security will also be
law enforcement agencies. This course also                  explored.

                      CRI380        Psychology of the                           the criminal offender. Students will examine
                                    Criminal                  3 Credits         and evaluate different treatment and rehabili-
                      This course is a study of the contribution of             tation strategies and their respective
                      psychology to our understanding of criminals              application to various offender profiles.
                      and their behavior. The course will analyze var-          Prerequisite: CRI310 or CRI380
                      ious types of criminals in regard to their early
                      childhood backgrounds, traits, and characteris-           CRI431        Police Administration       3 Credits
                      tics (biological, sociological, and psychological)        This course involves a study of police manage-
                      in context to a particular type of crime.                 ment as it relates to the functions and activities of
                      Emphasis will be placed on psychopathy, sexu-             a police department. While organizational struc-
                      al sadism, and mental disorders, and the                  ture is examined, emphasis will be on police
                      appraisal of theoretical criminology in evalua-           management and the associated contemporary
                      tion of known criminal offenders.                         theories, policy development/ implementation,
                      Prerequisite: PSY100                                      and community policing. This course will
                                                                                include an appraisal, comparison and contrast, of
                      CRI390        Criminal Justice                            the management techniques and operational
                                    Administration                              policies/procedures of an existing police agency.
                                    Transfer Credit           3 Credits         Prerequisite: CRI321
                      This course is used only as a way to accept
                      credit for an upper-level course transferred              CRI436        Security Management         3 Credits
                      from another college or university. No courses            This course explores the various aspects of the
                      below the 300 level will be accepted. This                corporate security profession. Specific areas to be
                      course is available only when the student has             addressed include legal theory, standards of pro-
                      taken a class not offered by Central Penn.                tection, organizational management, operational
                                                                                administration, technology, and investigative
                      CRI416        Crisis Management         3 Credits         protocols. Subjects of special study will include
                      This course will explore the realm of crisis              corporate espionage, risk management, threat
                      intervention from the basics of defusing anger            assessment, crisis management, and professional
                      to the complex issues of hostage negotiations             development.
                      and hostage survival. De-escalation skills will           Prerequisite: HSM110
                      be taught and practiced at all levels of the cri-
                      sis continuum. This course will examine the               CRI445        Probation and Parole
                      many factors that lead to confrontations and                            Casework Management 3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      the techniques and pitfalls of managing                   This course is an in-depth examination of the
                      aggression.                                               major aspects of probation and parole, with an
                      Prerequisite: CRI100                                      emphasis on the techniques used to deter
                                                                                recidivism of the criminal offender. Emphasis
                      CRI420        Correctional                                of this course includes presentence investiga-
                                    Management                3 Credits         tion, rehabilitative theory, problems with
                      This course is an advanced study of correctional          parolee reintegration, and concepts of interme-
                      institutions and facilities focusing upon manage-         diate punishment.
                      ment, operations, and administration. This                Prerequisite: CRI225
                      course will focus on recent research, programs,
                      contemporary topics such as sex in prison, prison         CRI447        Forensic Photography        3 Credits
                      contraband markets, privatization, policy devel-          This course provides a hands-on survey of
                      opment, prison social structure, and the latest           photographic and digital imaging systems uti-
                      Supreme Court decisions pertaining to institu-            lized in forensic investigation. A course focus
                      tional corrections.                                       includes the techniques and methodology for
                      Prerequisite: CRI135                                      photographic documentation of evidence for
                                                                                use in criminal prosecution. Emphasis will be
                      CRI422        Sex Crimes and                              placed on the digital logging and management
                                    Rehabilitation            3 Credits         of images, photography for specific types of
                      This course is an in-depth examination of the             evidence, and manipulation of imaging devices
                      major aspects of sexual offenses and rehabilita-          and software.
                      tion theories, with an emphasis on deviance,              Prerequisite: LGS210
                      sexual abuse, and pedophilia in relationship to

CRI450        Criminal Justice                                 CRI475        Forensic Pathology       3 Credits
              Independent Study             3 Credits          This course involves a study of the branch of
The Independent Study course is an independ-                   medicine that applies the principles and
ent study program, which encourages students                   knowledge of the medical sciences to the many
to explore aspects of their major beyond the                   legal issues within the field of law. Emphasis
required courses by working on a project                       will be placed on cause and time of death
approved by the advising instructor. Working                   determinations, identification of unidentified
with an advising instructor in their major, stu-               deceased, evidence collection, and the docu-
dents develop a research topic and plan, carry                 mentation of contributory injuries and diseases
out that research, and produce a project (thesis,              relative to the death of the deceased.
multimedia presentation, video, etc.) which                    Prerequisite: BIO100
demonstrates academic excellence. Projects will
then be presented formally to the advisor. It is
the student’s responsibility to plan and develop               Digital Arts
the project, report weekly to the faculty advisor,             DGA100        Principles of Visual
and to develop the final presentation of the                                 Communication            3 Credits
individual project. Only those individuals who                 In this foundation course for the graphic
have shown course completion with a 3.5 GPA                    design program, students gain an understand-
or higher, and deemed by the faculty advisor as                ing of the evolution of visual communication
a good candidate due to her/his independent                    through historical survey. Emphasis is placed
working skills, will be allowed to enroll in this              on the development of visual thinking, the
course.                                                        translation of abstract concepts into visual
Prerequisite: Completion of all lower-level department         form, symbolism and imagery in design, and
courses and student is in the last three terms of study
                                                               trends in design.
CRI452        Advanced Crime Scene
                                                               DGA105        Elements of Graphic
              Investigation        4 Credits
                                                                             Design                   3 Credits
This course is an advanced study of crime scene
                                                               This course provides an overview of basic
investigation with an academic focus upon the
                                                               design elements used to create printed materi-
core competencies associated with the identifica-
                                                               als, including type, shape, line, negative space,
tion, collection, preservation, and comparative
                                                               and texture. Attention is also given to princi-
examination of physical evidence or the results of
                                                               ples such as balance, unity, repetition, and
scientific analyses conducted upon forensic spec-

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
imens. Students will be required to work with
complex scenario-based practical labs and                      DGA110        Digital Photography      3 Credits
demonstrate a thorough understanding of crim-                  This course introduces students to the basic
inal investigation, relative bodies of law, crime              concepts of digital photography. Emphasis is
scene investigation, and those procedures and                  placed on capture and composition, digital
practices germane to forensic criminalistics.                  editing and manipulation, and framing.
Prerequisite: CRI330                                           Students will gain knowledge about digital
                                                               technology and its relationship to traditional
CRI465        Forensic Anthropology 3 Credits
                                                               photography. Students must provide their own
This course involves the study of the scientific
                                                               digital camera to participate in this course.
discipline that applies the methods of physical
anthropology and archeology to the collection
and analysis of legal evidence. Areas of special-
ized focus include the identification, excavation,
and recovery of skeletonized remains at crime
scenes. Additional topics subject to instruction
and discussion include a comprehensive review
of human osteology, skeletal trauma, and
Prerequisite: ALH120

                      DGA115       Digital Image Editing      3 Credits         transfer this process into a digital format.
                      This course is an introduction to digital pho-            Concepts in this class will include design prin-
                      tography and the manipulation of images. The              ciples, such as contrast, complimentary colors,
                      use of a digital camera and the importation of            staging, and backgrounds. Characters will illus-
                      images into the computer are covered.                     trate the ways in which character design can
                      Techniques for the combination of graphics                influence the viewer’s concept of the character,
                      and images, as well as photo manipulation and             personality, and role. Additional time outside
                      correction are demonstrated. Other topics cov-            of class is needed to complete projects.
                      ered include practices of photo repair,                   Prerequisite: DGA115
                      distortion, and collage. The removal of back-             DGA245       Web Design I              3 Credits
                      grounds through use of alpha channels and the             This course emphasizes basic HTML,
                      preparation of images for output to print and             XHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),
                      web are also covered. The class utilizes the              for Internet and Intranet web creation.
                      industry-standard application for pre- and                Introduction to the World Wide Web
                      post-processing of images. Additional time                Consortium (W3C) and the Internet along
                      outside of class is needed to complete projects.          with the study of why we create websites,
                      DGA120       Vector Graphics            3 Credits         including, but not limited to, the discussion of
                      This course is an introduction to vector graph-           the uses for the Internet and Intranet. The
                      ics creation. Vector graphics are used for the            comparison and contrast of successful and
                      creation of logos, illustrations, and print mate-         unsuccessful websites is incorporated. Effective
                      rial that utilizes solid areas or a limited number        use of programming in HTML, XHTML,
                      of colors. This class teaches the art of logo             and debugging to create a large final project
                      design, illustration, and the incorporation of            completes the course. Additional time outside
                      typography to create effective advertising                of class is needed to complete projects. A grade
                      materials for print and corporate identity. The           of “C” is required to pass this course.
                      class utilizes industry-standard software.                DGA250       Digital Arts
                      Additional time outside of class is needed to                          Transfer Credit           3 Credits
                      complete projects.                                        This course is used only to accept credit for a
                      DGA125       History of Animation       3 Credits         course transferred from another college or uni-
                      This course will cover the evolution of animation         versity. No courses above the 200 level will be
                                                                                accepted. This course is available only when the
Course Descriptions

                      and the various techniques developed during the
                      course of the century. It will document the evolu-        student has taken a class not offered by Central
                      tion of flipbooks to three-dimensional animation.         Penn.
                      This class will explore techniques such as the use        DGA260       Print Production          3 Credits
                      of drawn-on film, stop motion, grain animation,           This course emphasizes the preparation of
                      and Claymation. Additional time outside of class          materials for print production. Specific atten-
                      is needed to complete projects.                           tion is given to color separations, file formats,
                      DGA200       Color Theory               3 Credits         file sizes, fonts, and color selection. Students
                      This course is designed to provide students               learn to use industry-standard software appli-
                      with an in-depth understanding of color and               cations to prepare completed projects for
                      its impact on design. Special attention is given          printing.
                      to color schemes, the psychological implica-              Prerequisites: COM230 and DGA115
                      tions of color, and appropriate uses of color in          DGA270       Non-Linear Video
                      design. Students are also exposed to differences                       Editing                   3 Credits
                      in color production for print and web graphics.           This is a basic course in the techniques for
                      Lecture and studio techniques will be applied.            audio/visual production, which enable the stu-
                      Prerequisites: DGA100 or DGA105                           dent to capture and store the basic elements to
                      DGA235       Character Design           3 Credits         prepare for the production process. The class
                      This course will cover character creation. It will        will cover the preproduction process including
                      include extensive preplanning techniques, such            storyboards and shot composition. It also
                      as brain storming, thumbnail sketches, and tra-           includes sound characteristics, acoustic princi-
                      ditional drawing techniques. The class will               ples, and basic recording techniques, as well as

camcorder orientation, lighting, set-up, opera-           increase the effectiveness of multimedia appli-
tion, and basic editing techniques. Additional            cations. Additional time outside of class is
time outside of class is needed to complete               needed to complete projects.
projects.                                                 Prerequisite: Any 100- or 200-level DGA course
Prerequisite: DGA115
                                                          DGA320        3-D Modeling Methods 3 Credits
DGA280        Multimedia                 3 Credits        This course is an introduction to 3-
In this course the student will delve deeper into         Dimensional modeling and its applications.
the uses and the effects of multimedia in mod-            Various uses for 3-Dimensional animations,
ern society. The combination of graphics,                 such as industry and architectural design, video
images, and typography will be covered.                   game development, and other potential multi-
Preparation, rendering, and exportation to                media forums will be discussed. The student
modern media such as the Internet and DVD                 will create short animations of 3-Dimensional
are covered. Delineation of appropriate soft-             objects including logos, buildings, characters,
ware for combination of various file formats              and landscapes. Design, modeling, texturing,
will be covered. Additional time outside of               and lighting of these objects in conjunction
class is needed to complete projects.                     with basic animation are included as part of the
Prerequisite: DGA115                                      course of study. Additional time outside of
                                                          class will be needed to complete course proj-
DGA300        Typography                 3 Credits
This class prepares the student in identifica-            Prerequisite: Any 200-level DGA course
tion, production, and use of typography. The
student studies the classifications of fonts and          DGA345        Web Design II               3 Credits
font families. They study the implications and            This course develops Internet and Intranet
emotional responses triggered by individual               Webs utilizing WYSIWYG applications. The
fonts as well as effects of individual fonts on           most current applications in use by the indus-
legibility. The students will also research issues        try, such as Dreamweaver, are emphasized.
regarding copyright and legal issues surround-            Root folder development, site management
ing the art of typography and typesetting.                and file naming conventions are heavily
                                                          emphasized. Additional time outside of class is
DGA305        Dimension in Design        3 Credits
                                                          needed to complete projects.
This course is designed to prepare students to            Prerequisite: DGA245 or TEC245
use two-dimensional and three-dimensional

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
design. Students’ past knowledge of proper                DGA350        Upper-Level
design and layout techniques will be rein-                              Digital Arts
forced. The use of a variety of media devices to                        Transfer Credit             3 Credits
review areas of design such as form, space,               This course is used only to accept credit for a
mass, shape, texture, and color will be empha-            course transferred from another college or uni-
sized. This course will enable students to                versity. No courses below the 300 level will be
produce a wide range of designs, based on cur-            accepted. This course is available only when
rent media technology.                                    the student has taken a class not offered by
Prerequisite: Any 200-level DGA course                    Central Penn.

DGA310        Animation I                3 Credits        DGA360        3-D Applications I          3 Credits
This course introduces those with computer-               This course teaches the development of 3-
ized design experience and a basic concept of             Dimensional animations. The student will
multimedia to electronic animation for multi-             create short animations of 3-Dimensional
media applications, as well as an understanding           objects such as logos, architectural structures,
of the history of animation, including the 12             characters and landscapes. Design, modeling,
Principles of Animation and the uses of ani-              texturing, and lighting of these objects in con-
mation in modern society and multimedia.                  junction with basic animation are included as
Training in character design, Pose to Pose ani-           part of the course of study. Additional time
mation, timing, and story will be given with an           outside of class is needed to complete projects.
emphasis on how animation can be created to               Prerequisite: Any 300-level DGA course

                      DGA370        Visual Effects             3 Credits        English
                      This is an advanced course in the techniques
                      associated with audio and visual production.              ENG015       College Writing Skills    3 Credits
                      This course will apply advanced principles of             This course teaches fundamental grammar,
                      audio/visual production, including rotoscop-              punctuation, and writing skills to under-pre-
                      ing, special effects, and compositing. This class         pared students in order to prepare students for
                      will also cover the theoretical aspects of the use        college and professional writing. Students are
                      of video as a tool for creative communication in          placed in ENG015 based upon Compass
                      modern society. Additional time outside of                Placement Exam test scores. A grade of a “C”
                      class is needed to complete projects.                     or higher must be achieved to pass before
                      Prerequisite: DGA270                                      enrolling in ENG100 English Composition I.
                                                                                See Admissions Information/Standardized
                      DGA380        Portfolio Development 3 Credits             Testing After Admission
                      This class is a culmination of the student’s time
                      at Central Pennsylvania College. Students cre-            ENG100       English Composition I 3 Credits
                      ate a visual demonstration of the materials               This course applies the concepts of grammar
                      created during their education. The student               usage, sentence structure, and punctuation to
                      will research, plan, and develop the content,             the writing of paragraphs, essays, and research
                      layout, and format of a professional portfolio.           papers. A grade of “C” or higher must be
                      Prerequisite: Any 300-level DGA course                    achieved to pass this course.
                                                                                Prerequisite: ENG015 or passing Compass Placement
                      DGA400        Web Development I          3 Credits        Exam
                      This course studies the development of
                      dynamic web pages in conjunction with data-               ENG110       Oral Communications 3 Credits
                      bases. Students will learn the process of                 A course designed to develop effective formal
                      connecting a database to a front-end website              and informal speaking skills as well as listening
                      utilizing open source code like PHP and                   skills. Students convey knowledge of topics by
                      MySQL and industry-standard software, such                using proper techniques of speech based on
                      as Dreamweaver. Additional time outside of                research and preparation. Emphasis on public
                      class is needed to complete projects.                     speaking experience is placed on three aspects
                      Prerequisite: DGA345 or TEC262                            of speaking: adherence to purpose, organiza-
                                                                                tion of material, and practice of professional
                      DGA410        Animation II               3 Credits        presentation. Students gain experience through
Course Descriptions

                      This course is an advanced application of the             a variety of speaking experiences and are
                      12 principles of animation. Training in charac-           required to attend a speaker series or the
                      ter design, shot layout, scene development, uses          Common Hour events.
                      of sound-of-advance storyline, timing, produc-
                      tion pipeline techniques, and file formats for            ENG200       English Composition II 3 Credits
                      output. There is strong emphasis on prepro-               This course applies cognitive reasoning and
                      duction through the use of storyboards,                   written communication skills to the analysis
                      including the preplanning and design of a                 and exposition of literary texts.
                      short animation. Additional time outside of               Prerequisite: ENG100
                      class is needed to complete projects.                     ENG215       Persuasive Speaking       3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: DGA310                                      This course will provide students with oral
                      DGA420        Web Development II         3 Credits        communications instruction specific to persua-
                      This course teaches the development of advanced           sive speaking. Emphasis is placed on creating
                      dynamic web pages. The student will learn com-            and refining persuasive speaking techniques,
                      plex concepts, such as creation of a shopping cart        researching and organizing speeches, and ana-
                      system, including inventories, sending automatic          lyzing persuasive speeches. Substantial class
                      emails, and optimizing code. Sending to and               time is devoted to students’ own persuasive
                      retrieving information from a database, in con-           presentations.
                      junction with obtaining user information, is              Prerequisite: ENG100
                      practiced. Time outside of class is needed.
                      Prerequisite: DGA400

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 writ-
presentations, and resumes. Students will learn           ing and research skills to participate in this
to analyze business situations to determine the           course.
proper communications response in good                    Prerequisite: ENG200
news, bad news, and persuasive scenarios.
                                                          ENG315        The Bible as Literature 3 Credits
Ethical behavior and intercultural communica-
                                                          This course examines the biblical text in terms
tions are examined. The fundamentals of
                                                          of literary analysis. Specific areas of focus
proper business writing, usage of grammar, for-
                                                          include prose, poetry, rhetorical devices,
mat, style, and layout of business documents
                                                          authorship, theme, tone, and style. Emphasis is
are presented.
                                                          placed on the historical context in which each
Prerequisites: ENG200
                                                          book was written and the social forces impact-
ENG250        English and Literature                      ing the style of writing during that time.
              Transfer Credit        3 Credits            Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                          ENG320        Greek Literature           3 Credits
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.
ENG300        Creative Writing          3 Credits         Prerequisite: ENG200
An intensive writing course where students will
                                                          ENG390        Upper-Level English and
read and analyze the works of published                                 Literature Transfer
authors and then produce their own creative                             Credit                 3 Credits
material. All creative material will be work              This course is used only as a way to accept
shopped in class by students with the professor           credit for a course transferred from another

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
directing the discussion. Class size will be small        college or university. No courses below the 300
to encourage the free flow of ideas and criti-            level will be accepted. This course is available
cism regarding student work. The genres                   only when the student has taken a class not
within which students will write are poetry, fic-         offered by Central Penn.
tion, and creative nonfiction.
Prerequisite: “C“ or better in ENG200                     ENG400        Great American Novels 3 Credits
                                                          This course is designed to expose students to tra-
ENG305        The Modern Short                            ditionally defined “great works” of American
              Story                     3 Credits
                                                          Literature. Authors studied include Hemingway,
This course will be an intensive study of modern
                                                          Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Salinger, and Lee.
literary short story. Students will gain an
                                                          Contributions to the canon of American
increased appreciation of the arts and an under-
                                                          Literature will be discussed.
standing of the human experience through the              Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
study of literature. Building on the foundation of
literary analysis developed in English                    ENG405        War Literature             3 Credits
Composition II, students will write essays on             In this course, students will study a variety of
numerous stories—examining theme, plot, and               selected war literature (poetry, drama, short
structure. Typical writers studied are Crane,             story, novel, personal memoir, nonfiction and
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, O’Connor,                   film) to examine how writers shaped the expe-
Cheever, and Carver.                                      riences of war. Students will also distinguish
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      between the different purposes of the literature

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

                      This course is designed to acquaint students             only when the student has taken a class not
                      with the central texts, writers, and ideas of the        offered by Central Penn.
                      early 20th Century.
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher
                      History course                                           History
                                                                               HIS100       American Colonization 3 Credits
                      Geography                                                This course provides an introduction to the
                                                                               social, legal, political, and religious situations
                      GEO100       Cultural Geography        3 Credits         that led to the settlement of the North
                      This fundamental course in world cultures                American continent. Examination of the eco-
                      informs students about the non-Western                   nomic problems and social encounters with the
                      world, cultural differences, geographic issues,          native population and the consequences of
                      population trends, and major contributions to            those interactions will be explored.
                      an interdependent global society.
                                                                               HIS105       Ancient Civilizations      3 Credits
                      GEO105       Global Geography          3 Credits         This course provides a worldwide tour of
                      This is a basic course providing students with a         ancient kingdoms, empires, and civilizations
                      broad familiarization of those areas of study            that influenced most of Western society today.
                      defined by one or more distinctive characteris-          Topics such as foundations of development,
                      tics of features as to climate, location,                governance and political structures, trade and
                      typography, raw materials, language, or eco-             other economic activities, communication and
                      nomic activities. This study includes the                interactions with others, and the collapse of the
                      interaction of physical and human phenomena              civilization will be discussed.
HIS110        African-American                              turies. Themes of conquest, displacement,
              History                    3 Credits          betrayal, genocide, and forced assimilation will
This course focuses on the fundamental develop-             be discussed in this course.
ments of Black peoples in America including                 Prerequisite: SOC105
slavery and liberation. Periods such as the New
Negro Movement in the 1920’s to the Harlem                  HIS305         History and Film              3 Credits
Renaissance, Civil Rights Movement, and                     This course reviews and analyzes the portrayal
African-American Renaissance in the 1980’s will             of historical events through the use of popular
be studied.                                                 films. Conducted as a survey course using his-
                                                            torical documents and literature to focus on
HIS115        The History of the                            both the interpretation and representation of
              Computer                   3 Credits          history.
This course provides insight into the evolution             Prerequisite: Any 200-level History course
of the computer and modern technology.
Subjects to be covered include pre-computer                 HIS310         Remember: A
                                                                           Retrospective of the
technology, the foundations for development,                               Holocaust                     3 Credits
and the effects of the computer on trade and                In this course, students explore events leading
other economic activities, communication, and               to, culminating in, and existing after the
interactions.                                               Holocaust. Topics covered include racism and
HIS220        American History                              anti-Semitism, a history of the Jewish people,
              1865-1940                  3 Credits          the Nazi Party’s rise to power, Hitler’s Final
A study and analysis of life in the United States           Solution, and world reaction during and after
during the twentieth century, with particular               the war. Students are encouraged to discuss
attention devoted to the social, economic,                  views, research specific areas of interest, and
technological, and political forces and changes             present findings.
wrought during that period. Developments                    Prerequisite: ENG200
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,
HIS230        American History                              Jr., as one of the great Americans in history.
              Since 1941                 3 Credits          Students will view a snapshot of history gain-

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
This course is a study and analysis of the histo-           ing an understanding of the cultural, social,
ry of the United States since 1941. Using a                 political, and historical aspects of the late
topical approach, issues such as the Cold War,              1960s.
the Korean Conflict, the Great Society, the                 Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and con-                 HIS320         Military History              3 Credits
tinuing on into the issues facing the 21st                  The purpose of this course is to survey and
Century will be studied thoroughly.                         analyze military experiences from their ancient
HIS250        History Transfer Credit 3 Credits             origins to present time. The primary objective
This course is used only as a way to accept                 is to examine the origins and nature of warfare,
credit for a course transferred from another                the ethos of the primitive and modern warrior,
college or university. No courses above the 200             and the development of weapons and defenses.
level will be accepted. This course is available            This course will take a close look at operational
only when the student has taken a class not                 military history. This course not only takes a
offered by Central Penn.                                    view of the military experience, but also exam-
                                                            ines the effect on the “ends” and “means” of
HIS300        Native American Tribes 3 Credits              warfare.
This is primarily a reading course, which                   Prerequisite: Any 100-level History course
allows the students to examine the details of
the lifestyles, customs, values, and fates of the
labeled “Five Civilized Tribes” in the United
States during the 19th and early 20th cen-

                      HIS325         History of Japanese                            HIS345        Selected Topics in Local
                                     Civilization                  3 Credits                      Pennsylvania History 3 Credits
                      This course is an account of Japanese history as              This course will introduce students to various
                      it focuses on its cultural developments. The                  topics on the history, society, and culture of
                      course addresses the significant cultural and                 South Central Pennsylvania. This topical sur-
                      historical events, covering two millennia as the              vey of local history will include readings,
                      Japanese civilization shifted from a tribal soci-             lectures, and out-of-class visits to local land-
                      ety built on a framework of day-to-day survival               marks, historical sites, and museums.
                      to a complex political society and global eco-                Prerequisite: ENG200
                      nomic power.
                                                                                    HIS390        Upper-Level History
                      Prerequisite: HIS105
                                                                                                  Transfer Credit              3 Credits
                      HIS330         Middle Eastern History 3 Credits               This course is used only as a way to accept
                      This course explores the history of the Middle                credit for a course transferred from another
                      East, beginning with the rise of Islam and fin-               college or university. No courses below the 300
                      ishing with reflection on the recent Western                  level will be accepted. This course is available
                      presence in the region. Emphasis is placed on                 only when the student has taken a class not
                      changes in geography and government, influ-                   offered by Central Penn.
                      ential leaders, the Arab struggle for
                                                                                    HIS400        Poverty in America           3 Credits
                      independence, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
                      Prerequisite: ENG100
                                                                                    This course is designed to expose students to
                                                                                    the issues of poverty in America. Topics rang-
                      HIS335         Presidents and First                           ing from single parenting to homelessness will
                                     Ladies                        3 Credits        be discussed. Students will also be familiarized
                      This course examines the American Presidency                  with the changing dynamics of poverty
                      by highlighting the significant contributions of              throughout history and gain an understanding
                      specific Presidents and First Ladies throughout               of how the Great Depression, welfare reform,
                      the nation’s history. Emphasis is placed on the               and government subsidies have impacted
                      role of the President, executive powers, signifi-             American history.
                      cant events in American history, and the role of              Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
                      the First Lady.
                      Prerequisite: ENG100                                          HIS405        Business History I
                                                                                                  (Colonial Times – 1900) 3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      HIS340         American Civil War            3 Credits        This course surveys the business organizations
                      This course examines the political, economic,                 and practices of Americans from the first set-
                      social, and military aspects surrounding the                  tlements in the English-governed Colonies
                      American Civil War from the perspectives of                   until 1900. The socio-economic and other cul-
                      both the North and South. It will examine the                 tural forces of the times are examined. Their
                      causes of the war and the early attempts to pre-              impact on the business community and the
                      vent it, the role of the press during the war, the            business community’s impact on society are
                      political strategies, and military campaigns.                 analyzed.
                      Also covered will be the role of blacks and                   Prerequisite: BUS100
                      immigrant groups during the war. The course
                                                                                    HIS410        Business History II
                      will contrast Presidents Abraham Lincoln and                                (1900 – Present)             3 Credits
                      Jefferson Davis as well as Generals Ulysses S.                This course surveys business organizations and
                      Grant and Robert E. Lee.                                      business practices of Americans from the
                      Prerequisite: Any 200-level Social Science course
                                                                                    beginnings of the 20th Century to the present.
                                                                                    The socio-economic and other cultural forces
                                                                                    of the times are examined, including globaliza-
                                                                                    tion. Their impact on the business community
                                                                                    and the business community’s impact on soci-
                                                                                    ety are analyzed and assessed.
                                                                                    Prerequisite: BUS100

HIS415         Rise to Power: History’s                         Honors Studies Process
               Bad Boys                 3 Credits               Honors Studies is initiated by the student
This course is a seminar about the historical,                  approaching a professor to serve as advisor for
political, social, economic, and cultural events                the project. Guided by the professor, the stu-
that led to the advance in power of history’s                   dent then develops a topic and plan for the
infamous “bad” political leaders, such as Hitler,               project, writes a proposal, and submits it to the
Tito, Stalin. Students will discuss how these                   Academic Dean. The Academic Dean then
political leaders were able to manipulate the                   reviews the project and determines whether it
political system and obtain autocratic power.                   is sufficiently rigorous to warrant honors work.
The course also analyzes major themes and                       If the project is approved, then the following
issues that shaped contemporary Europe, from                    semester the student may enroll in HON400.
the end of the Napoleonic era to the present.                   The student and project advisor then work out
Prerequisite: Any 200-level Social Science or Humanities        a schedule, meeting regularly to discuss the
course                                                          student’s progress and to ensure the student is
HIS420         Europe 1815-1948             3 Credits           on track to complete the course requirements.
This course focuses on the social, political, and                  By the beginning of the tenth week of class-
economic developments of the European states                    es, the student will have completed the project
from the end of the French Revolution to the                    and will meet with the Academic Dean to
end of World War II.                                            arrange the presentation portion of the course.
Prerequisites: GEO200 or HIS220                                 The presentation of the project will be made to
                                                                the students, faculty, and staff of the College as
HIS425         World War II                 3 Credits           well as to at least one organization or business
This class will study the causes, course, and                   from the local community. The project advisor
implications of World War II, the greatest of                   then grades the project and assigns a grade. If
20th century conflicts. It will discuss most of                 the project warrants a grade of 95% or better, a
the geographic areas involved, the major diplo-                 final, revised copy of the project is then sub-
matic, political and military events, and some                  mitted to the Academic Dean, and will be
of the key figures of the war.                                  prepared for submission to become a part of
Prerequisite: Any 200-level or higher Social Science            the Library’s permanent holdings.
                                                                   If the student has maintained a GPA of at
HIS430         Comparative                                      least 3.8 and receives an “A” on the project,
               Revolutions                  3 Credits           then a Division Recommendation for

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
This course will analyze the three revolutions                  Graduating Honors form is completed by the
that significantly affected world history: the                  student’s division and submitted to the
American Revolution, the French Revolution,                     Academic Dean. The process to ensure that
and the Russian Revolution. The course will                     the student graduates with honors will be coor-
analyze the causes of each revolution, the nature               dinated by the Academic Dean and Records
of the revolutions, and the effects of the revolu-              and Registration.
tions on the native populations and the world.                     Questions about the honors process should
Prerequisites: HIS100 or POL200 or POL225                       be directed to the Academic Dean.
                                                                HON400       Honors Studies             3 Credits
Honors                                                          The Honors Studies class is an independent
                                                                study program which encourages students to
The Honors Program                                              explore aspects of their major beyond the
Designed to recognize and foster academic                       required courses by working on a project
excellence, the Honors Program allows moti-                     approved by the advising instructor and the
vated students to expand the knowledge or                       Academic Dean. Working with an advising
skills central to their individual focus within                 instructor in their major, students develop a
their major. By successfully completing the                     research topic and plan, carry out that research,
HON400 Honor Studies course and maintain-                       and produce a project (thesis, multimedia pres-
ing a 3.8 or better cumulative GPA at Central                   entation, video, etc.) which demonstrates
Penn, students can graduate with the honors                     academic excellence. Projects will then be pre-
distinction on their transcripts and diploma.                   sented formally to the campus community. It is

                      the student’s responsibility to find a faculty               to manage housekeeping operations in today’s
                      advisor and to develop the scope of the indi-                multifaceted hospitality market.
                      vidual project. Completion of this course with
                                                                                   HRM130       Front Office
                      an “A”, an overall GPA of 3.8 or above, and the
                                                                                                Management                  3 Credits
                      recommendation by their division will result in
                                                                                   A study of the techniques used in the manage-
                      graduation with honors.
                      Prerequisite: Open to 4th term or above students who
                                                                                   ment of the front office of a hotel. Topics include
                      have attained a minimum of a 3.8 GPA and who have            guest services, communication between hotel
                      developed an approved research topic and plan                departments, front office accounting, recruit-
                                                                                   ment and selection of employees, and the front
                                                                                   office role in hotel security.
                      Hotel Restaurant Management
                                                                                   HRM200       Computer Applications
                      HRM100        The Hospitality                                             for Hospitality       3 Credits
                                    Industry                   3 Credits           This course is designed to introduce the student
                      This course provides students with a basic                   to the application of computers in hotel/motel
                      understanding of the history of the hospitality              management and the food service fields.
                      industry. The course details how the industry                Instruction covers applications for room reser-
                      began and traces the growth in lodging service,              vations, labor management, inventories, and
                      food and beverage concepts, industry growth,                 food and beverage costing. Students use the
                      career opportunities, and industry trends.                   computer for completion of these hospitality
                      HRM110        Basic Food Preparation
                                    and Sanitation         3 Credits               HRM210       Hospitality Marketing
                      This course explains techniques to ensure qual-                           and Sales             3 Credits
                      ity of quantity food production. Students,                   This course is designed to show students vari-
                      utilizing a variety of resources, develop basic              ous forms of sales planning and the marketing
                      and complex recipes for practice purposes. At                of those plans. Utilizing a variety of sources,
                      the same time, students learn how to manage                  students analyze individual, group, and con-
                      and maintain standard sanitation practices.                  vention sales techniques and design
                      Sanitation standards are presented for food and              promotional material aimed at these markets.
                      beverage, housekeeping, public facilities,
                      garbage disposal, and sewage treatments.                     HRM220       Beverage Management 3 Credits
                                                                                   This course provides students with a basic
Course Descriptions

                      Environmental issues are discussed in detail. In
                      order to properly relate classroom learning to a             understanding of the history and significance
                      real-life work situation, students must success-             of beverage management in the hospitality
                      fully complete assigned work hours in the                    industry. The course details planning, selection
                      on-campus food service facility.                             and scheduling of employees, marketing,
                                                                                   equipment and tools, beverage characteristics,
                      HRM115        Food and Beverage                              and the importance of each of these factors to
                                    Control                    3 Credits           the overall success of the bar or beverage oper-
                      This course explains the principles and proce-               ation.
                      dures needed to develop an effective food and
                      beverage control system. This control system                 HRM225       Food and Hospitality
                      gives insight into determination of standards,                            Management                  3 Credits
                      budgets, income and cost control, menu pric-                 This course provides the student with a basic
                      ing, and computer application.                               understanding of the principles of food pro-
                                                                                   duction and service management, sanitation
                      HRM120        Housekeeping                                   procedures, menu planning, purchasing, and
                                    Management                 3 Credits           storage. This understanding will show how all
                      This course provides a practical study into the              areas of food service must work together for
                      principles of managing housekeeping opera-                   the success of the entire hospitality operation.
                      tions within a hospitality operation. Utilizing a
                      variety of resources, students receive a broad
                      view of the needs, innovations, and techniques

HRM240         Legal Aspects                                  HRM350        Hospitality Management
               of Hospitality               3 Credits                       Seminar               3 Credits
This course provides an awareness of the rights               Taken in the student’s final term, this course
and responsibilities that the law grants or                   utilizes the practical application of all learned
imposes upon a hospitality operator. Through                  hotel and restaurant management skills.
research, illustration, and case studies, students            Students will hone skills necessary for success
learn the possible consequences of failure to                 in the “real world” of hotel and restaurant man-
satisfy legal obligations.                                    agement. Discussion of current hotel and
Prerequisite: HRM100                                          restaurant management issues will constitute a
HRM250         Managing Catering
                                                              large portion of class time. Students will also
               Operations                   3 Credits         complete a quarter-long project in which they
This course provides an overview of internal                  will work with a local hotel or restaurant to
and external catering operations. Students will               develop a marketing plan, security plan, or
study banquets, menu development, menu                        other similar activity, which will benefit the
pricing, food and beverage control, and the use               business to which they are assigned.
                                                              Prerequisite: Student must have 60+ credits prior to
of computers and marketing in catering man-
agement. The class will plan and cater a large
affair for the campus community as a final
project, which will tie together all classroom                Homeland Security
Prerequisite: HRM110                                          HSM110        Principles of Private
                                                                            Security                   3 Credits
HRM260         Convention                                     This course is an introduction to the principles
               Management                                     of private security, including the history and role
               and Services                 3 Credits
                                                              of private security, threat assessment and securi-
This course defines the scope and segmenta-
                                                              ty survey, and principles of physical security,
tion of the convention and group business
                                                              including personnel security and functional area
market, describes marketing and sales strate-
                                                              security systems.
gies to attract markets with specific needs, and
explains techniques to meet those needs as part               HSM115        Homeland Security
of meeting and convention service.                                          Management                 3 Credits
Prerequisite: HRM130                                          This course will provide an introduction to

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
                                                              homeland security management and its role in
HRM300         Hospitality Accounting 3 Credits
                                                              society. Students will receive an overview of the
This course is designed to instruct the student
                                                              roles and duties of various Federal and State
in managerial accounting techniques in the
                                                              agencies in maintaining homeland security, as
hospitality industry. Students learn inventory
                                                              well as the relationship between homeland
procedures, cost accounting, menu pricing,
                                                              security and private security. The course also
food and beverage costing, and budgeting. In
                                                              explores threats from terrorism and weapons of
addition, students learn how to read and ana-
                                                              mass destruction and provides an overview of
lyze a profit and loss statement, compute
                                                              emergency management.
occupancy percentages, and complete a hotel’s
daily report.                                                 HSM205        Fundamentals of
Prerequisite: ACC100 or permission of instructor                            Intelligence Analysis      3 Credits
                                                              This course is an introductory study of crime
HRM310         Hospitality Purchasing
                                                              and intelligence analysis, including the roles
               Management             3 Credits
                                                              and duties of the analyst and the collection,
This course shows the student how to design
                                                              analysis, and dissemination of information.
and institute a cost and needs effectiveness
                                                              Several common analytic techniques will be
purchasing program. Techniques for supplier
                                                              examined. Practical analytical assignments in
selection, performance evaluation of service,
                                                              both crime and intelligence analysis are
and price negotiation are learned. Utilizing a
variety of resources, students learn all purchas-
ing categories for food, beverage, non-food,
and equipment.
Prerequisite: HRM115 or HRM120 or HRM225
                      HSM215       Emergency                                      HSM427       Advanced Intelligence
                                   Management                  3 Credits                       Analysis                   3 Credits
                      This course is a study of emergency manage-                 This course is an advanced study in the field of
                      ment to include the history and role of                     intelligence analysis, including applications in
                      emergency management in the United States                   specialty topics, such as organized crime, anti-
                      as part of homeland security. Response to nat-              terrorism, and counter-intelligence. Previously
                      ural disaster, terrorism, and other incidents will          learned analytic techniques and skills will be
                      be explored, as well as the Incident Command                applied in case studies and research projects.
                      system and interaction of all public safety                 Analytic software and other computer applica-
                      organizations. The course will also cover emer-             tions will be applied.
                      gency management preparation and recovery.                  Prerequisite: HSM205
                      Prerequisite: HSM115

                      HSM335       Business Intelligence       3 Credits          Humanities
                      This course provides an overview of the threat
                      to the business community from espionage and                HUM105       Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
                      counterintelligence operations. It also covers              A study of diverse cultures, past and present.
                      legal issues such as the Espionage Act and the              This course focuses on societal structures, fam-
                      U.S. NISPOM regulations for the protection                  ily patterns, political and economic relations,
                      of classified information. The development of               and the concept of religion.
                      a business counterintelligence program will                 HUM125       The Symbolism of
                      also be covered.                                                         Numbers                    3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: HSM205                                        The symbolism of numbers encompasses the
                      HSM345       National Intelligence       3 Credits          study of the meanings and symbols associated
                      This course provides an overview of the nation-             with the numbers 0 through 9. This class
                      al intelligence systems of the United States and            includes the discussion of various cultural and
                      other countries. It covers the role of the intelli-         societal beliefs in relationship to numbers. The
                      gence community in society and its impact on                ways that numbers combine literally and sym-
                      current events. The course also explores the legal          bolically and the depiction of numbers in
                      issues of intelligence collection and future                mythology are discussed.
                      trends.                                                     HUM205       History of Jazz            3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: HSM205                                        This course exposes the student to the expres-
Course Descriptions

                      HSM405       Criminal Intelligence                          sions of the music genre of jazz. This course
                                   Analyst I                   3 Credits          traces jazz from its roots to its rise in popular-
                      This course is a study in crime and intelligence            ity and influence on society during particular
                      analysis, including the role and duties of the              eras. Not only is the history of jazz studied, but
                      analyst, the collection, analysis, and dissemina-           also the birth of other types of music due to its
                      tion of information, and the laws pertaining                creation. This course uses the definitive jazz
                      thereto. Emphasis will be placed on the crimi-              history series developed by Ken Burns.
                      nal intelligence analyst, however, practical
                                                                                  HUM250       Humanities Transfer
                      analytical assignments in crime and intelli-                             Credit                     3 Credits
                      gence analysis will be covered.                             This course is used only as a way to accept
                      Prerequisite: HSM205
                                                                                  credit for a course transferred from another
                      HSM411       Criminal Intelligence                          college or university. No courses above the 200
                                   Analyst II                  3 Credits          level will be accepted. This course is available
                      This course is an advanced study in crime and               only when the student has taken a class not
                      intelligence analysis, including advanced ana-              offered by Central Penn.
                      lytical techniques. The course will conduct a
                                                                                  HUM300       Women in Literature        3 Credits
                      study of crime organization. Group studies and
                                                                                  This course is designed to expose students to
                      discussion will be utilized as an introduction to
                                                                                  women writers, women as topics in literature,
                      the problem of domestic terrorism which will
                                                                                  and their relationship to society. Topics to be
                      also be presented in the course.
                      Prerequisite: HSM405                                        covered include the impact of women writers,

the interpretation of female characters, and an              American culture, and the politics of global
historical and sociological look at women in lit-            feminism.
erature.                                                     Prerequisite: ENG200

HUM305        Comparative Religion         3 Credits         HUM390        Upper-Level Humanities
Students take an in-depth look at the central                              Transfer Credit       3 Credits
beliefs of such major world religions as                     This course is used only as a way to accept
Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,                   credit for a course transferred from another
and Islam. The varieties of religious experience             college or university. No courses below the 300
from both Eastern and Western cultural tradi-                level will be accepted. This course is available
tions are explored to determine their similarities           only when the student has taken a class not
and differences.                                             offered by Central Penn.
Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
                                                             HUM405        Women in the Bible          3 Credits
HUM310        World Mythology              3 Credits         This course explores the role of women in bib-
Students engage in a cross-cultural literary                 lical history from a feminist perspective.
exploration of the great myths of the world                  Students study specific women recorded in the
including creation, fertility, and hero myths.               Bible and analyze their experiences from both
The myths will be studied as unique expres-                  an historical and contemporary perspective.
sions of individual cultures and also as universal           Emphasis is placed on the cultural framework
ideas. Students will gain an understanding of                of the women recorded in biblical text, inter-
the importance of myth in contemporary soci-                 pretations of biblical women throughout
ety 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

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
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                IDS100        Freshman Seminar            3 Credits
Students will enhance their understanding of                 This course introduces students to social issues
their social/professional environment as it is               related to their major field of study. Historical
becoming rapidly altered by the utilization of               and social topics are discussed in conjunction
computers. This course is designed to create                 with current events so that students gain an
and invoke ethical, sociological, and philosoph-             understanding of the development of topics
ical debates on the issue of the effects of                  within their field. It provides a foundation for
computers in social settings. This is an open-               research and study within their chosen field as
ended discourse due to the novelty of the issue.             well as an understanding of their specific
                                                             degree requirements. This course is required
HUM325        Feminism: Impact                               for all traditional students.
              and Evolution                3 Credits         Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STS005
This course is designed to expose students to
the Feminist Movements in American history.
Topics to be covered include feminist theory,
the socio-economic impact of women in

                      IDS105        College Success                                  Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                                    Seminar                      3 Credits           requirements for the associate degree and status as a
                      This course introduces students to social issues               Continuing Education student
                      related to their major field of study. Historical              IDS300         Text and Film                 3 Credits
                      and social topics are discussed in conjunction                 In this course, students will examine major lit-
                      with current events so that students gain an                   erary works and their film adaptations. This
                      understanding of the development of topics                     course requires reading and film viewing in
                      within their field. It provides a foundation for               addition to discussion and writing. Specific
                      research and study within their chosen field as                topics will vary by instructor.
                      well as the basis for completing their degree                  Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG200
                      requirements. Special topics for students
                      returning to higher education are also covered.                IDS305         Selected Topics in Film 3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STS005                  The topic of this course is determined during
                                                                                     the academic term that it is offered. This topic
                      IDS200        Consumer Protection          3 Credits
                                                                                     will relate to a specific area of filmmaking
                      This course provides students with an under-                   and/or appreciation. Students will use their
                      standing of the various consumer protection                    writing and research skills, along with their
                      laws and regulations created on the federal and                knowledge of mass media, to participate in this
                      state level. The course will cover such areas as               course. Directorial filmographies or selected
                      disclosure requirements for financial documents,               genres will be the focus of this course.
                      the state’s “Lemon Law,” and Landlord-Tenant                   Prerequisite: ENG200
                      Agreements. The course will also discuss the
                      consumer protection agencies and private organ-                IDS310         Superstitions and Urban
                      izations that consumers can use in fighting for                               Legends                 3 Credits
                      their rights.                                                  This course is an exploration of folklore, urban
                                                                                     legends, tall tales and superstitions, and their
                      IDS210        Global Humanitarian                              effects upon American culture. Students will
                                    Studies                      3 Credits           discover recurring themes, as well as explore
                      This course combines short-term cultural                       their cultural meanings and interpretations.
                      immersion with a humanitarian project com-                     Prerequisite: Any lower-level Social Science or
                      pleted in a specified country. Prior to                        Humanities course
                      departure, students will be oriented to the proj-
                      ect, the culture of the country, and any
Course Descriptions

                      pertinent travel needs. Once there, students                   Immersion
                      will complete the assigned project and any
                                                                                     The Immersion Program
                      other requirements for the course. Upon their
                                                                                     The Immersion Program takes place each year
                      return, students will present their experiences
                                                                                     and is coordinated by the International Studies
                      to members of the College community.
                                                                                     Program Director. Students travel abroad for
                      Prerequisites: Any Social or Behavioral Science course
                      and 12 earned credits                                          one term, earning credit and expanding their
                      IDS299        CE Capstone Course for                              While registered for IDS315 Global Cultural
                                    the Associate Degree   4 Credits                 Study, students travel abroad, participate in cul-
                      The CE capstone course for the associate                       tural activities, and attend class. Immersion
                      degree is designed to assess cognitive, affective,             locations vary from year to year and have pre-
                      and psychomotor learning that requires the                     and post-trip assignments associated with
                      command, analysis, and synthesis of knowl-                     them. The Immersion Program is open to all
                      edge and skills. The course integrates                         majors and involves an application and an
                      coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential                interview. The program is selective, as each trip
                      learning to enable the student to demonstrate                  has a limited number of seats available.
                      his/her level of achievement for entry into a                     Questions about the Immersion Program
                      new field or advancement in the current field.                 should be directed to Academic Affairs.
                      This is a self-directed, integrated learning
                      opportunity that is the summation of the stu-
                      dent’s academic and hands-on learning
                      experiences at the associate degree level.
IDS315         Global Cultural Study      9 Credits         IDS400         Topics in
This course combines and in-depth study of cul-                            Multiculturalism              3 Credits
tural and gendered responses to economic                    An interdisciplinary investigation of the multi-
globalization. Topics include culture and security,         cultural experiences in the United States. This
identity politics, clashes of and accommodations            course examines the many concepts of diversi-
among civilizations, modernity, and post-moder-             ty on various instructor-driven topics such as
nity. A sociological and cultural analysis of the           race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation,
background and contemporary customs of the                  and religion. These are based on their influence
people of the country is studied on location with           among the social sciences, humanities, fine arts
special attention paid to the problems of mod-              and other career and academic fields.
ernization and culture change.                              Prerequisites: “C” or better in any 200-level or higher
Prerequisites: BUS260 or any Social or Behavioral           Sociology, History, or Humanities course and “C” or bet-
Science course plus 21 earned credits                       ter in ENG200

IDS320         Haunted Pennsylvania 3 Credits               IDS405         Independent Study
In Pennsylvania alone, there are over a hundred                            in Special Topics             3 Credits
proclaimed haunted sites. These suspected                   This course provides students an opportunity to
“ghosts” roam freely as they haunt colleges, bat-           develop an individualized study plan on a specif-
tlefields, hotels, government buildings, private            ic theme, topic or innovative area of their interest
homes, and even churches. Students in this                  within their own program of study. With guid-
course will assume the role of the “spirit-                 ance from a faculty sponsor the student will
hunter” and discuss these mysterious sightings              develop a course outline and completion plan. A
and numerous unexplained occurrences                        grade of “C” is required to pass this course.
Prerequisite: Any Social Science course                     Prerequisite: Advanced permission of the Academic Dean
                                                            or General Education Chair
IDS325         Nature of Leadership       3 Credits
This course focuses on leadership development,              IDS410         “Gumshoes”: The
                                                                           Detective Stories             3 Credits
individual and group motivation strategies, per-
                                                            This course is an in-depth study of the classi-
sonal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of
                                                            cal, modern, and post-modern detective genre
power, and effective conflict resolution. Each stu-
                                                            and its transition from written literature to
dent will demonstrate the application of
                                                            film. Students will examine the origins of the
evaluating leadership effectiveness, ethical
                                                            mystery and detective fiction, as well as the
behavior, and organizational skills.

                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
Prerequisite: PHI105                                        effects upon issues of class, gender, crime, and
IDS330         Global Conflict            3 Credits         Prerequisite: ENG200
This course investigates specific conflicts
                                                            IDS499         CE Capstone Course
around the world and the cultural, social, eco-                            for the Bachelor Degree 4 Credits
nomic, and political forces that led to those               The CE capstone course for the bachelor degree
conflicts. Students will analyze these situations           is designed to assess cognitive, affective, and
and draw conclusions about the nature of con-               psychomotor learning that requires the com-
flict in both an historical and modern context.             mand, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge and
Prerequisite: ENG100
                                                            skills. The course integrates coursework, knowl-
IDS390         Upper-Level Special                          edge, skills, and experiential learning to enable
               Topics Transfer Credit 3 Credits             the student to demonstrate his/her level of
This course is used only as a way to accept                 achievement for entry into a new field or
credit for a course transferred from another                advancement in the current field. This is a self-
college or university. No courses below the 300             directed, integrated learning opportunity that is
level will be accepted. This course is only avail-          the summation of the student’s academic and
able when the student has taken a class not                 hands-on learning experiences at the bachelor
offered by Central Penn.                                    degree level.
                                                            Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                                                            requirements for the bachelor degree and status as a
                                                            Continuing Education student

                      Internships                                                        as prerequisites for LDS400 Leadership
                                                                                         Project are:
                      INT299         Associate Degree
                                     Internship                     3 Credits            BUS365         Organizational Behavior
                      The internship experience at Central Penn                          ENG215         Persuasive Speaking
                      includes an on-the-job educational experience.                     HIS335         Presidents and First Ladies
                      This hands-on opportunity allows students to                       HIS415         Rise to Power: History’s Bad Boys
                      apply the knowledge and skills learned in the
                      classroom to the working environment.                              IDS325         Nature of Leadership
                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of course requirements         MTH405         Game Theory and Decision-Making
                      for the associate degree, including STS300 Job Pursuit             POL325         Conflicts in American Government
                                                                                         POL400         Model United Nations
                      INT499         Bachelor Degree                                     PSY410         Personality and Behavior Traits
                                     Internship                     3 Credits
                      The internship experience at Central Penn                          SOC400         Leadership in Society
                      includes an on-the-job educational experience.                        Once the four prerequisite courses are com-
                      This hands-on opportunity allows students to                       pleted, students write an application letter to
                      apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the                       the Academic Dean explaining their commit-
                      knowledge and skills learned in the classroom                      ment to leadership, their leadership experience,
                      to the working environment.                                        and the project they intend to complete. The
                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of course requirements         Academic Dean will review the letter and
                      for the bachelor degree, including STS300 Job Pursuit              interview the student to determine whether
                      Seminar                                                            the student qualifies to begin the project. Upon
                                                                                         approval, the student will be registered for the
                                                                                         project course for the next term.
                      Leadership                                                            Students interested in participating are also
                      The Craiger C. Parker Leadership                                   encouraged to attend the Student Leadership
                      Recognition Program                                                Training Institute (SLTI) prior to applying to
                      Designed to recognize and foster those students                    enroll in LDS400 Leadership Project. Questions
                      with the interest and desire to become leaders,                    about the Craiger C. Parker Leadership
                      the Craiger C. Parker Leadership Program                           Program should be directed to the Academic
                      motivates students to explore the nature of lead-                  Dean.
Course Descriptions

                      ership and develop their personal leadership                       LDS400         Leadership Project            3 Credits
                      potential. Students are encouraged to complete                     The Leadership Project is an individual project
                      four courses from those identified as pertaining                   developed and implemented by the student to
                      to leadership development. They then design                        show his or her understanding of leadership
                      and complete an individual leadership project.                     and ability to lead others. While the specific
                      By successfully completing the LDS400                              nature of the project is open and should meet
                      Leadership Project course, students can gradu-                     the student’s interests and goals, it must
                      ate with the designation of “Craiger C. Parker                     demonstrate the student’s ability to lead others
                      Leadership Recognition” on their transcripts                       and to serve as example for others. The project
                      and diploma.                                                       should also embody the core values of the col-
                      Participation in the Program                                       lege. The student then makes a presentation
                      Baccalaureate students with over 80 earned                         based on his or her project to the campus com-
                      credits who wish to participate in the Craiger C.                  munity and any relevant organizations.
                                                                                         Prerequisites: Open to students with 80 or more earned
                      Parker Leadership Program must have complet-
                                                                                         credits and who have completed any four of the following
                      ed four out of the ten courses identified by the                   courses: BUS365, ENG215, HIS335, HIS415,
                      College as providing a foundation for leader-                      IDS325, MTH405, POL325, POL400, PSY410, or
                      ship. These courses cover leadership across such                   SOC400. Permission of the Academic Dean is required.
                      disciplines as sociology, psychology, history, and
                      business and allow students to tailor their lead-
                      ership education to their unique interests and
                      career goals. The courses which may be taken

Legal Studies/Paralegal                                     LGS170        Criminal Procedure         3 Credits
                                                            This course explores the constitution and prac-
LGS110       Paralegalism               3 Credits           tical limitations placed on criminal law
This course introduces the paralegal to the                 enforcement and prosecutorial functions such
legal system and its philosophy, the career of              as arrests, steps, searches, seizures, interroga-
paralegalism, and practical and ethical aspects             tions, identification, and punishment. The
of the practice of law. Basic legal terminology             course also instructs the student in the consti-
and concepts are also included.                             tutional relationship between investigatory
LGS130       Principles of Legal                            methods and the admissibility of evidence in a
             Research                   3 Credits           criminal trial.
This course focuses on citing the law and case              LGS180        Historical Perspectives
briefing. Students will learn how to read and                             of the Constitution     3 Credits
analyze case law and summarize it into a concise            This course provides students with a basic
case brief. Citation forms of all types of law will         understanding of the constitutional framework
be covered in accordance with Uniform System                and the history and evolution of the fundamen-
of Citations (Bluebook) cite formats. Given a               tal principles guaranteed to every U.S. citizen.
citation, students will learn how to quote the law          This course includes the discussion of the arti-
and find legal material in a law library.                   cles and amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
LGS135       Legal Research and                             Emphasis is placed on the structure of the gov-
             Writing I                  3 Credits           ernment and the Bill of Rights.
This course is designed to introduce paralegals             LGS190        Family Law                 3 Credits
to the formal aspects of legal research and writ-           This course introduces the student to the vari-
ing. Students will learn how to locate answers              ous areas of domestic relations law, including
to legal questions from a number of sources.                marriage, annulment, divorce, custody, support,
This course is a highly individualized course               and adoption. Emphasis is placed on the
that gives the students an opportunity to begin             preparation of pleadings and other filings
to develop critical thinking skills and legal               involved in these matters and the procedural
analysis by completing basic writing assign-                rules that affect such proceedings.
ments incorporating their legal research.
Students will be introduced to the CD-ROM                   LGS200        Contracts                  3 Credits
library and to WESTLAW, a computer-assist-                  The course introduces the student to contract

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
ed legal research system. A grade of “C” or                 law through a detailed study of the elements of
better is required to pass this course.                     a legally binding contract, rights and obligations
Prerequisite: LGS130                                        arising from contracts, remedies for breach, and
                                                            the termination of contractual agreements. The
LGS140       Civil Litigation I         3 Credits
                                                            course also covers Article II of the Uniform
This course involves the study of civil proce-
                                                            Commercial Code as it concerns sales of goods,
dure in the state and federal courts. It provides
                                                            passage of title, and warranties in sales contracts.
an overview of the litigation process with
emphasis on the function of the paralegal with-             LGS210        Evidence                   3 Credits
in that process. The students learn to apply                This course introduces the student to consider-
rules of procedure to fact situations by drafting           ations which determine the admissibility,
motions relating to pleadings. This course                  credibility, and effectiveness of trial evidence.
requires a “C” as a minimum grade to pass the               The rules of evidence relating to competence,
course.                                                     authenticity, relevance, and hearsay are explored,
                                                            along with privilege, the exclusionary rule, the
LGS160       Wills and Probate          3 Credits
                                                            examination of witnesses, and trial procedures
This course introduces the student to the basic
                                                            affecting admissibility.
concepts of law dealing with wills and estates.
Inheritance, will drafting, and estate adminis-             LGS217        Employment Law             3 Credits
tration are explored through the preparation of             This course instructs the student in the law
documents, including wills, inventories, appli-             governing the employer/employee relationship,
cations for letters, tax returns, proposed                  including compensation and benefits, discrim-
distributions, and a first and final accounting.            ination, performance evaluations, workplace

                      safety, privacy issues such as drug testing and             LGS265       Criminal Law                3 Credits
                      immigration issues.                                         This course provides instruction in all aspects
                                                                                  of criminal law, including elements of common
                      LGS220       Torts                       3 Credits          law crimes, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code,
                      This course introduces the paralegal to the                 and constitutional provisions affecting the
                      principles of tort law, including the legal ele-            criminal process. The course focuses on princi-
                      ments and practical concerns involved in the                ples of criminal liability, including the elements
                      areas of intentional torts, negligence, strict lia-         of crimes, justifications and excuses for crimes,
                      bility, and product liability.                              and methods of interpreting and applying pro-
                      LGS225       Political Assassinations 3 Credits             visions of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.
                      This course will explore the precedents, pur-               LGS270       Business Organizations 3 Credits
                      poses, and methods of political assassinations              The course includes a survey of the fundamental
                      in the United States. The course will also                  principles of law applicable to corporations, part-
                      address the social, political, and historical con-          nerships, and other business organizations with
                      sequences of assassination.                                 regard to formation, operation, and dissolution.
                      LGS230       Civil Litigation II         3 Credits          Also included is a segment on government regu-
                      In this course students focus on the role of the            lation of business organizations, especially,
                      paralegal in the discovery, trial, and post-trial           corporations and the related regulatory agencies
                      phases of state and federal civil litigation. It            of the government.
                      provides an overview of the litigation process              LGS275       Bankruptcy Law              3 Credits
                      with an emphasis on the application of rules of             This course surveys bankruptcy law, including the
                      procedure and the drafting of documents relat-              preparation and filing of bankruptcy petitions
                      ing to discovery, trial preparation, trial, and             and schedules, creditor rights and obligations,
                      appeal. This course requires a “C” or better to             adversarial proceedings, and discharge. The
                      pass.                                                       course emphasizes procedure and practice and
                      Prerequisite: LGS140
                                                                                  the role of the paralegal in representing both
                      LGS245       Organized Crime             3 Credits          debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
                      This course will trace the development of
                                                                                  LGS280       Legal Research and
                      organized crime in the United States from its                            Writing II                  3 Credits
                      European origins. The course will also examine              Building on the skills developed in Legal
Course Descriptions

                      the effect of organized crime on society and                Research & Writing I, students will complete
                      efforts of law enforcement to curtail it.                   increasingly complex drills using both print
                      LGS250       Business Law                3 Credits          and computerized research. An emphasis is
                      The course is designed as a basic introduction              placed on the development of critical thinking
                      to law and the legal system for the non-legal               skills and legal analysis. In addition to other
                      major. Students will learn about the federal and            documents, students will learn how to draft a
                      state court systems and various substantive                 legal memorandum the form and content of
                      areas of law including contracts, business                  which is expected to be of the quality found in
                      organization, bankruptcy, wills and estates,                a legal office. This course requires a “C” or bet-
                      torts, and real property. Emphasis is placed on             ter in oral and written course work and as a
                      the practical aspects of the law and its relation           minimum grade to pass this course.
                      to personal and business transactions.                      Prerequisite: LGS135

                      LGS260       Administrative Law          3 Credits          LGS285       Internship Preparation
                      This course involves a series of lectures and                            and Medical Records    3 Credits
                      problems on the interpretation and use of fed-              This course is a collection of lectures and skill
                      eral administrative and statutory material in               training that prepares senior paralegals for con-
                      legal problem-solving. The course will cover                ducting an internship job search using the
                      the powers granted to agencies and controls                 Internet to find and communicate with poten-
                      placed upon the agencies.                                   tial employers and interviewing for the
                                                                                  internship. In addition, each student is
                                                                                  required to submit a seminar paper on an

approved topic and lead the class in a discus-                   LGS370         Alternative Dispute
sion of same. Students will also cover medical                                  Resolution                    3 Credits
terminology and its use in medical records and                   The course teaches students the basic principles
reports. A minimum grade of “C” is required.                     of conflict diagnosis and the various types of
Prerequisite: Fifth term status                                  dispute resolution methods that are used in a
                                                                 wide variety of professions and industries to
LGS290         Fundamentals of                                   avoid litigation in court. The course covers the
               Real Estate Law               3 Credits
                                                                 basic principles underlying conflicts, the
This course surveys the concepts and terminol-
                                                                 strengths and weaknesses of various Alternative
ogy of real estate transactions, including the
                                                                 Dispute Resolution methods, how ADR meth-
mechanics of title searching, conversion of sur-
                                                                 ods operate and interact, and what types of
vey descriptions into legal descriptions, and the
                                                                 results can realistically be expected from ADR.
preparation of deeds, mortgages, settlement                      Prerequisite: Any 200-level Social or Behavioral Science
sheets, and disclosure statements. The course                    course
includes instruction on property rights and the
means, methods, and laws that govern the con-                    LGS400         Advanced Criminal
veyance of these rights.                                                        Procedure                     3 Credits
                                                                 Students will analyze advanced Constitutional
LGS299         Internship for                                    concepts affecting the criminal investigation
               Paralegals                    3 Credits           and trial process, including interrogation,
The internship experience at Central Penn uti-                   arrest, and trial procedures. Emphasis will be
lizes the vital aspects of education to ensure                   placed on recent legislation that affects practi-
success in employment. This hands-on oppor-                      cal due process concerns in the 21st century.
tunity allows students to apply the knowledge                    Prerequisite: LGS170
and skills learned in the classroom to the work-
ing environment.                                                 LGS410         Advanced Constitutional
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and                        Law                    3 Credits
requirements of the Paralegal program and STS300 Job             The course is the forum for in-depth study of
Pursuit Seminar                                                  selected topics in Constitutional Law. The course
                                                                 is designed to build on principles learned in the
LGS310         Legal Communications 3 Credits                    Historical Perspectives of the Constitution. Topics
This course involves a comprehensive study of                    include the origins of the Constitution, selection
legal writing with an emphasis on skills in                      of the Supreme Court Justices, issues of inequali-
writing legal correspondence, documents, and

                                                                                                                            Course Descriptions
                                                                 ty under the law, and privacy interests.
memoranda. The course is designed to develop                     Prerequisite: LGS180
the ability to communicate clearly and effec-
tively with the client, the attorney, and the                    LGS415         Advanced Alternative
court.                                                                          Dispute Resolution            3 Credits
Prerequisites: ENG200 and LGS130                                 This course builds upon the learning and skills
                                                                 developed in LGS370 Alternative Dispute
LGS340         Advanced Legal                                    Resolutions by providing focused and intensive
               Research and Writing          3 Credits           hands-on training in the areas of mediation and
This course provides intensive hands-on                          adjudicative dispute resolution. Competing
instruction in the preparation of complex,                       mediation philosophies and techniques are
research-based legal documents. Emphasis is                      explored, along with various procedural options
placed on formulating research strategies using                  for the conduct and outcome of arbitration.
multiple resources and the synthesis of case                     Prerequisite: LGS370
and statutory law to resolve legal issues and on
presenting legal issues, principles, and conclu-                 LGS420         Advanced Criminal Law 3 Credits
sions in a coherent, clear, and professional                     This course builds on legal concepts learned in
manner. This course requires a grade of “C” or                   LGS265 Criminal Law and offers students the
better to pass.                                                  chance to engage in the in-depth study of various
Prerequisite: LGS280                                             criminal issues. Topics of study include terrorism,
                                                                 international law, and corporate criminality.
                                                                 Prerequisite: LGS265

                      LGS499         Internship for                                     Mathematics
                                     Legal Studies                 3 Credits
                      The internship experience at Central Penn uti-                    MTH010        Basic Algebra              3 Credits
                      lizes the vital aspects of education to ensure                    This is a remedial course in algebra using basic
                      success in employment. This hands-on oppor-                       algebraic operations and problem solving. Topics
                      tunity allows students to apply the knowledge                     such as set theory, algebraic operations, exponents,
                      and skills learned in the classroom to the work-                  radicals, higher-degree equations, quadratic equa-
                      ing environment.                                                  tions and expressions, and graphing are covered.
                      Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses and         See Admissions Information/Standardized
                      requirements of the Legal Studies program and STS300              Testing After Admission.
                      Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                                        MTH100        Mathematics for
                                                                                                      Business Applications      3 Credits
                      Language                                                          This course will focus on the practical applica-
                                                                                        tions of elementary algebra to the business
                      LNG100         Conversational Spanish 3 Credits                   environment. Topics to be covered include oper-
                      This course teaches students how to under-                        ations with positive and negative numbers,
                      stand others and to make themselves                               linear equations, ratios and proportions, mathe-
                      understood using the Spanish language.                            matics of buying and selling, elements of payroll,
                      Practical exercises and activities specifically                   interest computations, introduction to graphs
                      geared toward “real life” scenarios are used.                     and statistics, and applications to specific busi-
                      LNG200         Conversational                                     ness arenas. The student will gain a broad
                                     Spanish II                    3 Credits            understanding of the mathematical knowledge
                      This course builds on the student’s basic                         and skills needed to continue on into more
                      understanding of Spanish. Students further                        advanced business courses.
                      their ability to understand others and to make
                                                                                        MTH105        College Algebra            3 Credits
                      themselves understood using the Spanish lan-
                                                                                        This course provides a solid foundation of
                      guage. Practical exercises and activities
                                                                                        algebraic functions, including the following
                      specifically geared toward “real life” scenarios
                                                                                        topics: equations, inequalities and problem
                      are used.
                                                                                        solving, functions, and solving systems of equa-
                      Prerequisite: LNG100
                      LNG300         Conversational                                     Prerequisite: MTH010 or Advanced Placement
Course Descriptions

                                     Spanish III                   3 Credits
                                                                                        MTH110        Profitable
                      This course builds on the student’s intermedi-
                                                                                                      Merchandising              3 Credits
                      ate understanding of Spanish. Students further
                                                                                        Designed to meet the needs of retail manage-
                      their ability to communicate using the Spanish
                                                                                        ment students, this course provides common
                      language. Practical applications are used to
                                                                                        math problems faced by salespeople, mid-
                      reinforce and enhance comprehension.
                                                                                        management personnel, and business owners.
                      Prerequisite: LNG200
                                                                                        MTH120        Pre-Calculus               3 Credits
                      LNG390         Upper-Level Language
                                     Transfer Credit      3 Credits                     This course is a conceptual course with prob-
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                       lem-solving rather than mathematical theory
                      credit for a course transferred from another                      with emphasis on the meaningful development
                      college or university. No courses below the 300                   toward the application of mathematics to the
                      level will be accepted. This course is available                  solutions of realistic problems. Topics include
                      only when the student has taken a class not                       graphs and functions, exponential and loga-
                      offered by Central Penn.                                          rithmic systems, trigonometric functions,
                                                                                        trigonometric identities and conditional equa-
                                                                                        tions, systems of equations and inequalities,
                                                                                        matrices and determinants, sequences and
                                                                                        series, and basic analytic geometry.
                                                                                        Prerequisite: MTH105

MTH200       Statistics                 3 Credits          MTH230       Discrete Math               3 Credits
This course is designed to develop a familiari-            This course focuses on the language and meth-
ty with the use of statistics for making business          ods of reasoning used throughout mathematics,
decisions. Topics covered include frequency                computer science, and selected topics in discrete
distributions, measures of central tendency,               mathematics. Students will use the principles of
probability, various distributions, statistical            mathematical induction and basic notions such
decision-making, testing hypotheses, estimat-              as divisibility, prime and common divisors, linear
ing and linear correlation and regression.                 combination, and the Euclidean algorithm.
Prerequisite: MTH010 or Advanced Placement
                                                           MTH250       Math Transfer Credit        3 Credits
MTH210       History of Mathematics 3 Credits              This course is used only as a way to accept cred-
This course familiarizes students with the contri-         it for a course transferred from another college or
butions to the field of mathematics, from the              university. No courses above the 200 level will be
inception of numbers and geometry to modern                accepted. This course is available only when the
probability and Bourbaki’s mathematics. The                student has taken a class not offered by Central
material is arranged chronologically, beginning            Penn.
with archaic origins, and covers Egyptian,
Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic,              MTH310       Probability                 3 Credits
and European contributions to the nineteenth               This course is an introduction to the principles
century and present day.                                   and laws of probability. It presents an overview
Prerequisite: ENG100                                       of probability and the treatment ideas and
                                                           techniques necessary for a firm understanding
MTH215       Symbolic Logic             3 Credits          of the subject. It is aimed at giving the student
Students are introduced to the basic elements              a thorough understanding of the concepts of
of symbolic logic including the languages of               probability, random variables, and distributions
propositional and predicate logic. These are               that are oriented towards applications in the
then developed into formal systems and used                social sciences.
to evaluate arguments translated into these                Prerequisite: MTH105
                                                           MTH390       Upper-Level
MTH220       Calculus                   3 Credits                       Mathematics
This course introduces the concept of the                               Transfer Credit             3 Credits
derivative, integration of algebraic, trigono-             This course is used only as a way to accept

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
metric, and transcendental functions. These                credit for a course transferred from another
concepts are then utilized in business and eco-            college or university. No courses below the 300
nomic applications.                                        level will be accepted. This course is available
Prerequisite: MTH120                                       only when the student has taken a class not
                                                           offered by Central Penn.
MTH225       The Geometry of Art        3 Credits
The Geometry of Art is the study of the                    MTH405       Game Theory and
ancient techniques used by master painters to                           Decision-Making             3 Credits
divide and analyze the pictorial space of art-             This course is an exploration of the history,
work, including paintings, architecture, and               theoretical foundations, and applications of
sculpture. The study of composition and the                game theory. Students will cover the essential
placement of the important figures and sym-                concepts of game theory and relevant strategies
bols are mapped using a ruler, a compass, and              for decision-making in a variety of situations.
vellum. Depiction of the golden section, root              Emphasis is placed on understanding the pris-
rectangles, and mandalas are drawn and prac-               oner’s dilemma and the study of how
ticed as hands-on learning.                                competitors act, react, and interact in pursuit of
                                                           their own self-interest.
                                                           Prerequisites: ENG200 and MTH105

                      Nursing                                                      NUR400        Arts in Healing             3 Credits
                                                                                   This elective course provides opportunities to
                      NUR300        Decision-making in                             experience the arts in the context of healing.
                                    Nursing Practice           2 Credits           This is intended to lead a student to a better
                      This two-credit course explores decision-mak-                understanding of how the arts can enhance
                      ing in nursing from historical, legal, ethical,              personal and professional knowledge and
                      spiritual, technological, and political perspec-             inspire better health in one’s self and in others.
                      tives, and the impact of culture on decisions. A             One or two trips to area museums/gardens
                      student contemplating taking statistics and                  should be anticipated.
                      nursing research is provided an early introduc-
                      tion to evidenced-based practice, and how it                 NUR401        Community Health
                      will help the nurse become more comfortable                                Promotion and
                      with decision-making in practice.                                          Education                   3 Credits
                                                                                   The role of the nurse in community and public
                      NUR301        Professional Nursing                           health settings is examined. The identification
                                    Concepts, Trends,                              of health risks and the health needs of selected
                                    and Issues                 3 Credits           populations are presented. Focus is on the
                      Professional nursing is explored. The nurse’s                nurse’s role in disease prevention and in health
                      responsibility for involvement in professional               promotion in the community setting.
                      associations and in the political arena is                   Teaching/learning theories related to commu-
                      presented.                                                   nity health are presented.
                      NUR304        Health Assessment                              Prerequisites: NUR307, NUR314, and concurrent
                                    Across the Lifespan        3 Credits           enrollment in NUR403
                      The knowledge and skills necessary to perform                NUR403        Community Health
                      a health history and a physical assessment are                             Practicum                   2 Credits
                      presented. The differences among children,                   The two-credit practicum course offers experiences
                      adults, and the elderly are highlighted. Class               in community settings and public health agencies
                      labs provide students the opportunity to prac-               and provides opportunities for the student to partic-
                      tice assessment skills.                                      ipate in community assessment, disease prevention,
                      Prerequisite: NUR300                                         and health promotion programs.
                      NUR307        Current Issues in                              Prerequisite: NUR401 or concurrent enrollment
                                    Health                     3 Credits           NUR406        The Professional Nurse
Course Descriptions

                      The emphasis of this course is study of select                             as Role Model, Mentor,
                      topics identified as meaningful to nurses and                              and Preceptor          3 Credits
                      essential to a greater understanding of what it              This course is intended to explore leadership
                      means to be well or ill, cared for or not in today’s         facets of role modeling, mentoring, and the
                      health care system. The intent is to enhance                 preceptor role. First and foremost, in order to
                      knowledge of specific aspects of care whether                be a relevant and effective role model to stu-
                      acute, chronic, rehabilitative, or restorative by            dents, peers, and patients, the registered nurse
                      shaping knowledge in new patterns, relation-                 must have an awareness of personal health and
                      ships or discrepancies that may not have been                well-being, and how bringing balance to one’s
                      readily apparent previously.                                 own life can help others. Registered nurses
                      Prerequisite: NUR301                                         with varying degrees of experience currently
                      NUR314        Nursing Research                               serve as mentors and preceptors for student
                                    Methods                    3 Credits           nurses and new nurse graduates. This course
                      The ability to read and to critically analyze                will address educational principles and best
                      research reports is fostered. The importance of              practices for successfully managing these
                      nursing research for practice is identified.                 challenges.
                      Ethical considerations in nursing research are               Prerequisites: NUR307 and NUR314
                      Prerequisites: MTH200 and NUR300

NUR412        Leadership/Management                        OFA110       Notehand I                  3 Credits
              Concepts for Professional                    Introduces basic principles of alphabetic short-
              Nursing                   1 Credit           hand theory and lays the foundation for a
This one-credit seminar course in conjunction              notehand vocabulary and speed in taking dic-
with its corequisite practicum, NUR413, serves             tation. The first phases of transcription are
to bridge the student’s nursing knowledge with             introduced.
that of business, allied health, and legal studies
in the process of growing and broadening one’s             OFA210       Notehand II                 3 Credits
leadership and management skills. Through the              Students are trained to take dictation at
medium of this “talk through” seminar, interdis-           increasing rates of speed and to transcribe into
ciplinary and nursing faculty continue in their            mailable copy.
mentoring roles as the student uses/applies crit-          Prerequisite: OFA110
ical inquiry and evidenced-based practice to               OFA215       Advanced Word
identify and resolve workplace and patient prob-                        Processing                  3 Credits
lems and issues.                                           Students learn the advanced functions of
Prerequisites: NUR406 and concurrent enrollment in         Microsoft Word. Word processing software is
NUR413                                                     utilized to produce professional-quality docu-
NUR413        Nursing Leadership/                          ments and newsletters. Students produce a
              Management Practicum 2 Credits               professional portfolio that highlights their
This two-credit course is concurrent to                    word processing accomplishments for use in
NUR412. While the Nursing 412 seminar                      their job search.
course serves as “the talk through” course, this           Prerequisite: OFA105
clinical practicum serves as the “walk through”            OFA240       Document Production 3 Credits
providing the opportunity for a capstone project           The focus of this course is the efficient produc-
that demonstrates the student’s ability to better          tion of manuscripts, correspondence, tables, and
the workplace environment and/or bring about               other miscellaneous materials, including business
positive patient outcomes while meeting pro-               forms, mass mailings, and executive and legal
gram outcomes. A preceptor from a clinical                 projects, through more complex problem work,
agency joins the student’s collaborative teaching          technique refinement, and high speed goals on
team to foster personal and professional growth            straight copy.
in this practical leadership experience.                   Prerequisite: OFA010 or pass waiver exam for OFA010
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NUR412

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
                                                           OFA260       Machine Transcription 3 Credits
                                                           This course combines the skills of transcrip-
Office Administration                                      tion, keyboarding, and communications into a
OFA010        Fundamentals of                              single unified process that will enable the stu-
              Document Production 3 Credits                dent to work efficiently and comfortably under
This course provides skill in touch-key typing             office conditions. Its focus is the end product
and speed in preparing business letters, admin-            of all secretarial training — the mailable letter.
                                                           Prerequisites: ENG100 and OFA010 or pass waiver
istrative communications, tables, reports,
                                                           exam for OFA010.
business forms, and employment-related
activities.                                                OFA280       Administrative Office
                                                                        Procedures                  3 Credits
OFA105        Word Processing            3 Credits
                                                           This course emphasizes procedures and manage-
Students gain an understanding of word/                    ment skills for the automated office, specifically,
information processing by completing simu-                 time management, records management, mail
lated word processing assignments, which                   management, business meeting and travel
provide intensive practice in the office appli-            arrangements, reprographics, and office ethics.
cations of word processing equipment. There                Prerequisite: OFA105
is a strong emphasis on proofreading and
English skills. Students will be taught basic
directory components as well as basic opera-
tion commands for accessing and using a
network system and its software.

                      Optometric Technician                                      wearing of contact lenses. Patient selection,
                                                                                 initial assessment, and evaluation for fitting
                      OPT100       Basic Optometric                              various contact lens materials and designs will
                                   Science                    3 Credits
                                                                                 be discussed. The student will also learn effec-
                      This course will give a basic overview of the              tive communication with and training of
                      anatomy and physiology of the eye. An intro-               patients in the proper care and handling of
                      duction to office procedures relating to the               contact lenses.
                      diagnosis of ocular disorders and treatment                Prerequisite: OPT100
                      with lenses and pharmaceuticals will be dis-
                      cussed and demonstrated.
                      Prerequisite: ALH105                                       Physical Development
                      OPT110       Disorders of the Eye       3 Credits          PED100       Defensive Tactics/
                      The course will cover the causes and treatment                          Fundamental
                      of ocular disorders including eye diseases and                          Marksmanship               3 Credits
                      related systemic and neurological conditions,              This course provides instruction in the use of
                      refractive errors, and muscle and binocular                force for self-defense and fundamental princi-
                      vision disorders. Recognizing the signs and                ples of handgun marksmanship. Specific topics
                      symptoms of ocular disorders will be stressed.             covered will include, in part: legal theory, an
                      Prerequisite: OPT100                                       orientation to unarmed defensive techniques;
                                                                                 tactical application of impact instruments;
                      OPT120       Optics                     3 Credits
                                                                                 physical and mechanical restraints; firearm
                      This course will examine the physical, geomet-
                                                                                 safety, nomenclature and marksmanship skills.
                      ric, and physiologic aspects of light. These
                      principles will be applied to optical prescrip-            PED105       Yoga                       3 Credits
                      tions in the Optometric Exam Room.                         Yoga is the ancient practice of physical poses
                      Prerequisite: OPT100                                       (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama),
                      OPT140       Optician Practices         3 Credits
                                                                                 and meditation. Students will learn the history
                      This course will introduce students to the clin-           of yoga and the philosophy behind it. They will
                      ical skills necessary to work in an optician’s             then be introduced to various asanas, pranaya-
                      office or a dispensing doctor’s office. Skills             ma, and meditation techniques. Emphasis will
                      taught will include lens measurement, frame                be placed on incorporating yoga into one’s life
                      selection, frame adjustment, contact lens care,            as a way to reduce stress and promote a healthy
Course Descriptions

                      salesmanship, and customer service.                        mind and body.
                      Prerequisite: ALH105

                      OPT300       Optometric Procedures 4 Credits               Philosophy
                      This course will introduce the student to
                                                                                 PHI105       Ethics                     3 Credits
                      examination procedures used in an eye care
                                                                                 This course is an introduction to the concepts,
                      center. Included will be instruction in taking a
                                                                                 principles, and theories involved in ethics.
                      general history and physical, an ocular history,
                                                                                 Emphasis is placed on the development of criti-
                      physical, and elicitation of a chief complaint.
                                                                                 cal thinking skills as they apply to contemporary
                      Basic visual assessment techniques will be
                                                                                 moral problems such as pornography, euthanasia,
                      emphasized. Students will be required to syn-
                                                                                 hate speech, the death penalty, and our obligation
                      thesize information relating to the eye and use
                                                                                 to others.
                      of instruments to conduct complete eye exam-
                      inations, under the supervision of a doctor.               PHI110       Political Philosophy       3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: OPT120                                       Political philosophy is a branch of philosophy
                                                                                 devoted to assessing the authority, legitimacy,
                      OPT305       Contact Lenses             3 Credits
                                                                                 and justification of various kinds of political
                      This course will introduce the student to the
                                                                                 arrangements. In this course, students will
                      process of fitting various types of contact lens-
                                                                                 become thoroughly familiar with major themes
                      es. Advantages and disadvantages of contact
                                                                                 in political philosophy. The aim of this course
                      lenses will be discussed, as well as external ocu-
                                                                                 is to enable students to become familiar with
                      lar anatomy and pathology relating to the
                                                                                 the general themes of political thought.

PHI250       Philosophy Transfer                            exist, and how many of them are there? How do
             Credit                     3 Credits           objects get the properties that they appear to have?
This course is used only as a way to accept                 How is change possible? Students will examine the
credit for a course transferred from another                views of the pre-Socratics Thales, Anaximader,
college or university. No courses above the 200             Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides,
level will be accepted. This course is available            Zeno, and Empedocles, as well as consider an in-
only when the student has taken a class not                 depth reading of Plato and Aristotle.
offered by Central Penn.
                                                            PHI405         The Meaning of Life           3 Credits
PHI300       Critical Thinking          3 Credits           This course is an exploration, on a personal
Students learn to think clearly by examining                level, of the quest to find meaning, signifi-
the principles of proper reasoning. Practice in             cance, and purpose in life. Through selected
spotting fallacious arguments and misleading                readings from philosophy, mythology, litera-
ploys increases the student’s powers of writing,            ture, and science, students will examine the
speaking, and critical thinking.                            views of others and then discuss how these may
Prerequisite: ENG200                                        be interpreted and incorporated into their own
PHI305       Problems of Philosophy 3 Credits               lives. Students will evaluate their beliefs and
Building on the foundation understanding of                 values with the goal of working towards dis-
the philosophical study of ethics, students are             covering how to lead a meaningful life.
                                                            Prerequisites: “C” or better in ENG200
introduced to the key problems of philosophy
through the works of prominent philosophers                 PHI410         The Philosophy of War 3 Credits
such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant.              The objective of the course is to provide the
Emphasis is placed on philosophical discus-                 student with a factual, conceptual, and analyti-
sions of the nature of reality, the meaning of              cal framework for understanding the impact of
life, and the problem of certainty in a world of            military conflicts. During this history seminar,
change.                                                     the student will examine a number of philo-
Prerequisites: ENG200 and PHI105                            sophical issues that arise regarding the conduct
PHI310       Death and Dying            3 Credits           of warfare.
                                                            Prerequisite: Any 200-level Philosophy or History course
This is a philosophical approach to the
inevitability of death. Students will explore the           PHI415         Objectivism                   3 Credits
view of death and dying held by the world’s                 This course explores the philosophy of Objectivism,

                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
major belief systems. Readings will be drawn                from its position on metaphysics and epistemology
from philosophy, science, religion, and literature.         to the theories on laissez-faire capitalism and the
Prerequisite: ALH255 or PHI105                              proper function of government in a free society.
                                                            Prerequisite: PHI105
PHI315       Business Philosophy        3 Credits
This course will explore the relevancy of phi-
losophy to modern business practices. Going                 Political Science
beyond business ethics, students will apply
philosophical methods and theories to the                   POL200         The Origins of Modern
problem of “Corporate Excellence.” Using the                               Civil Liberties       3 Credits
topics of Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Unity,               This course will trace the development of civil lib-
students will discuss current business and eco-             erties in America. The course will consider several
nomic problems and develop an understanding                 major topics including the Constitution and Bill of
of what it means for a business to be both                  Rights, the Civil War, Reconstruction and key
financially successful and a contributing part of           court opinions. Other topics include race and gen-
society.                                                    der discrimination and sexual harassment.
Prerequisite: BUS230                                        Emphasis will be on the historical context which
                                                            gave rise to modern civil liberties and civil rights.
PHI320       Greek Philosophy           3 Credits
In this course we will consider the answers that            POL210         World Politics                3 Credits
several ancient philosophers gave to many                   Provides a survey of world politics by examin-
metaphysical questions such as: What is the                 ing traditional and contemporary issues and
nature of the cosmos? What are the things that              their impact on people and nations. Debates

                      and discussions are used to cover controversial                roles and the future of state and local govern-
                      material and stimulate critical thinking.                      ments in administering federal programs.
                      Coverage will include various cultures and                     Prerequisite: POL225
                      non-democratic political systems.
                                                                                     POL325          Conflicts in American
                      POL225         Congress and the                                                Government                   3 Credits
                                     American Presidency           3 Credits         This course is an analysis of the decision-making
                      This is an advanced political science course that              structure and processes of American national
                      examines the changing power relationship                       government. Discussion will include the role of
                      between Congress and the American Presidency.                  political parties and interest groups and the for-
                      The course will look at the traditional powers the             mation of public policy. Controversies of select
                      legislative and the executive branch enjoy and                 public policies such as: foreign policy, defense,
                      how the relationship between the two branches                  health and welfare, civil liberties, and civil rights
                      of government has shifted over the years.                      will be analyzed.
                                                                                     Prerequisite: Any Political Science course
                      POL250         Political Science
                                     Transfer Credit               3 Credits         POL390          Upper-Level Political
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                                    Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits
                      credit for a course transferred from another                   This course is used only as a way to accept
                      college or university. No courses above the 200                credit for a course transferred from another
                      level will be accepted. This course is available               college or university. No courses below the 300
                      only when the student has taken a class not                    level will be accepted. This course is available
                      offered by Central Penn.                                       only when the student has taken a class not
                                                                                     offered by Central Penn.
                      POL305         Running for President         3 Credits
                      This course provides insight into how the                      POL400          Model United Nations 3 Credits
                      American people elect the President of the                     Model United Nations simulates the actual
                      United States. Subjects to be covered include                  policies and procedures of the United Nations.
                      how the process has changed throughout the                     Students will discuss current world issues
                      years, the Electoral College, the emergence of                 including, human rights, refugee treatment,
                      primaries, the lessening importance of conven-                 crime prevention, drug trafficking, and eco-
                      tions, third-party and independent candidates,                 nomic development. Once the Model United
                      campaign commercials and the media, and                        Nations simulation begins, students are no
Course Descriptions

                      how technology has influenced the election                     longer an individual student — but the repre-
                      process.                                                       sentative of a United Nations country.
                      Prerequisite: Any 100-level Social Science course              Prerequisite: BUS260 or POL200

                      POL310         Public Policy                 3 Credits
                      The course is the study of the governmental                    Psychology
                      decision-making processes based on the
                                                                                     PSY100          Psychology                   3 Credits
                      administration of the political agenda. The
                                                                                     This course is designed to be a broad survey to
                      connection of public policy to the legislative
                                                                                     expose students to the major areas of psychol-
                      and electoral process will be discussed.
                      Prerequisite: PHI110                                           ogy and to foster a basic understanding of the
                                                                                     concepts and vocabulary of the study. Topics to
                      POL320         State and Local                                 be covered include psychology as a science,
                                     Government                    3 Credits         maturation and development, intelligence, per-
                      This course introduces students to the role of                 ception, learning, personality, and abnormal
                      state and local governments in formulating pol-                psychology.
                      icy. The course examines the federalist system
                      that disperses power and responsibility among
                      federal, state, and local governments. It will
                      additionally study the changing nature of those

PSY105        Child Growth and                            methods of psychological evaluation, risk
              Development              3 Credits          assessment, criminal competencies, insanity,
A study of childhood development from the                 psychopathy, rights of children and adoles-
prenatal period through adolescence. The prac-            cents, and juvenile justice.
tical aspects of child rearing are stressed.              Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course
Special emphasis is placed on normal physical,
                                                          PSY410        Personality and
social, and psychosocial growth so the student
                                                                        Behavior Traits              3 Credits
can recognize normal development as well as
                                                          This course is designed to introduce students
deviations from the normal.
                                                          to the complexity of the human personality.
PSY210        Medical Psychology       3 Credits          The study includes an overview of theories in
In this course, the student studies the behav-            relations to human evolution, biological traits,
ioral and psychological factors associated with           social construction, and institutions based on
medical illness, pain, and disability. Emphasis           research and limitations.
is placed on the psychological adjustment of an           Prerequisite: PSY100
individual and the family to the changes in               PSY420        Abnormal Psychology          3 Credits
lifestyle that come about because of medical ill-         This course presents students with a frame-
ness/disability. Methods used to motivate and             work of definitions, descriptions, assessments,
impact behavior change in the treatment of                and treatments of human disorders. A combi-
these individuals are also emphasized.                    nation of theory, research, and illustrative case
Prerequisite: PSY100
                                                          and film study is used to present the course
PSY250        Psychology Transfer                         material.
              Credit                   3 Credits          Prerequisite: BIO105 or PSY100
This course is used only as a way to accept
credit for a course transferred from another
college or university. No courses above the 200           Physical Therapist Assistant
level will be accepted. This course is available          PTA100        Fundamentals of
only when the student has taken a class not                             Physical Therapy             2 Credits
offered by Central Penn.                                  Fundamentals of Physical Therapy develop in
                                                          the student an understanding of the concepts
PSY305        The Nature of
              Consciousness            3 Credits          and scope of physical therapy and its relation-
                                                          ship to other health care professions. The role of

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
A scientific exploration of the latest theories
about the nature of human consciousness.                  the physical therapist, physical therapist assis-
Students will explore the biological, psychologi-         tant, and the physical therapy aide are discussed
cal, and social mechanisms that influence and             with emphasis on supervisory relationship, pro-
create human consciousness. Special attention is          fessional ethics, and special terminology used in
paid to emotions, intention, and proprioception.          rehabilitation. Conditions treated and proce-
Prerequisite: PSY100                                      dures used are covered.

PSY390        Upper-Level Psychology                      PTA155        Physical Therapist
              Transfer Credit        3 Credits                          Assistant Procedures         3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept               This course covers many of the basic duties of
credit for a course transferred from another              the physical therapist assistant. The course will
college or university. No courses below the 300           discuss finance as related to healthcare. Course
level will be accepted. This course is available          content covers documentation, transfers, gait
only when the student has taken a class not               sequence, assistive devices, gait training, pros-
offered by Central Penn.                                  thetic devices and training, introduction to
                                                          goniometry, and massage.
PSY400        Forensic Psychology      3 Credits
This course explores the interface between psy-           PTA235        Modalities                   4 Credits
chology and the law with an emphasis on the               This course provides the student with an under-
relationship between psychological factors                standing of the basic physical therapy modalities,
evaluations and their use in legal contexts.              including indications/contraindications, patient
Areas to be discussed will include profiling,             preparation, and documentation. Emphasis will

                      be placed on practical application and skill             PTA298         Physical Therapist
                      development. Successful completion of com-                              Assistant Clinical
                      petency evaluations is required for the course.                         Practice                      2 Credits
                      Prerequisite: ALH120, ALH120L and ALH145                 Clinical Practice is the initial field experience
                                                                               for physical therapist assistant students. This
                      PTA245       Applied Kinesiology      4 Credits          course affords students the opportunity to par-
                      This course provides the student with an in-             ticipate in the daily workings of a physical
                      depth study of the structure and function of the         therapy clinic and better understand the roles
                      musculoskeletal system. The student will learn           and duties of physical therapists and physical
                      normal joint structure and function, muscle              therapist assistants. Students will be involved
                      function specific to each joint, and abnormal            in patient care, which is performed under the
                      joint function. The laboratory portion of this           direct supervision of a physical therapist, and
                      course concentrates on the principles of physi-          requires that students have a sound under-
                      cal joint assessment including surface anatomy           standing of the principles of physical therapy
                      palpation, a review of goniometry, and instruc-          and a basic skill level for the procedures per-
                      tion in manual muscle testing.                           formed by a physical therapist assistant.
                      Prerequisites: ALH120, ALH120L, PTA100, and              Prerequisites: PTA235 or PTA245
                                                                               PTA299         Internship for Physical
                      PTA255       Therapeutic Exercise     4 Credits                         Therapist Assistant     3 Credits
                      This course provides to the physical therapist           The internship experience at Central Penn uti-
                      assistant student an understanding of the basic          lizes the vital aspects of education to ensure
                      principles of therapeutic exercise including the         success in employment. This hands-on oppor-
                      use of exercise equipment, development of skill          tunity allows students to apply the knowledge
                      in the application and instruction of exercise,          and skills learned in the classroom to the work-
                      and the indications, contraindications, and pre-         ing environment.
                      cautions for exercise prescription. This course          Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                      also covers exercise and manual techniques for           requirements of the Physical Therapist Assistant program
                      pulmonary physical therapy, the obstetric                and to have passed all required competency tests and
                      patient, and treatment of lymphedema.                    STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar.
                      Prerequisites: PTA235 and PTA245

                      PTA265       Neurological                                Science
Course Descriptions

                                   Rehabilitation           4 Credits
                      This is a comprehensive course that provides             SCI100         Basic Nutrition               3 Credits
                      the physical therapist assistant student with an         The basic principles of good nutrition are uti-
                      understanding of the basic principles of neuro-          lized in the planning of a well-balanced diet.
                      logical rehabilitation of acute and chronic              Emphasis is placed on those nutrients neces-
                      conditions. This course will teach students how          sary for normal health and development.
                      to integrate their understanding of pathophys-           Included is diet planning for the healthy indi-
                      iology, fundamental principles of patient care           vidual, as well as those requiring special and
                      procedures, kinesiology, and therapeutic exer-           therapeutic management.
                      cise, and apply them to patients with
                                                                               SCI105         Earth Science                 3 Credits
                      neurological diseases and injuries. This course
                                                                               This course is designed as a multi-disciplinary
                      will teach students how to devise proper
                                                                               introduction to the physical aspects of the
                      patient instruction and application of specific
                                                                               planet. Topics will be approached as a systems
                      neurological treatment techniques.
                      Prerequisites: ALH230 and PTA255, or concurrent
                                                                               review starting with the history of the planet, a
                      with PTA255                                              study of the forces that shape the Earth,
                                                                               including the oceans, atmosphere, and geolog-
                                                                               ical formations, and the impact human
                                                                               development has on the planet.

SCI120       Holistic Health            3 Credits          SCI310        Geology                 3 Credits
This course studies the attitudes and behaviors,           This course covers the history of geologic
which affect each individual’s health and well-            events and fossil life through time. It details
ness. The physical, mental, social, and spiritual          past geological events that produced the
dimensions of health will be discussed in detail           Earth’s surface and influenced animal, plant,
using a holistic approach to wellness. This                and human origins. The course also includes
course emphasizes each individual’s responsi-              the topics of natural hazards, land use, and
bility for his or her own health through                   urban planning.
developing a healthy lifestyle.                            Prerequisite: SCI105

SCI200       Natural Disasters          3 Credits          SCI390        Upper-Level Science
This course explores the threat of natural disas-                        Transfer Credit         3 Credits
ters caused by geological, atmospheric, spatial,           This course is used only as a way to accept
oceanic, and human-influenced events. An                   credit for a course transferred from another
understanding of the scientific principles                 college or university. No courses below the 300
behind these events and the policies developed             level will be accepted. This course is available
to provide awareness and preparation will be               only when the student has taken a class not
discussed.                                                 offered by Central Penn.

SCI205       Peer Health Education 3 Credits
This course prepares students as peer health               Sociology
educators. Emphasis is placed on the process of
                                                           SOC100        Sociology               3 Credits
accessing health information and exploring
                                                           Sociology is designed to present students with
personal health. Students will learn about mak-
                                                           information relevant to four major areas of
ing healthy decisions, obtaining current health
                                                           social, economic, and political concern: foun-
information and accessing community health
                                                           dations of society, social inequality, social
                                                           institutions, and social change. This is accom-
SCI210       The History of Science 3 Credits              plished through: lectures, guest speakers from
The emphasis of the course will be on the                  government, private industry, and interest
nature of science: its history, philosophy,                groups; field trips; and special projects.
methodology, and scientific research. However,
                                                           SOC105        U.S. Minority Groups    3 Credits
this course will also explore the collision of the

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
                                                           This course examines the concept of race and
sciences with society and its religious and social
                                                           ethnicity in the United States. The historical
                                                           experience of various racial and ethnic groups
SCI215       Science and Nonsense:                         will be discussed. While the types of relation-
             Facts and Fads        3 Credits               ships (and the consequences of each) between
This course touches upon the areas considered as           dominant and minority groups are explored.
“pseudoscience,” such as astrology, creationism,
holistic therapy, and paranormal phenomena. It             SOC110        Marriage and the Family 3 Credits
provides a critical view of more than a half-cen-          This course includes the study of successful
tury of scientific frauds, hoaxes, and other phony         relationships, the family functions, mate selec-
scientific theories.                                       tion, communication, role equity, parenthood,
                                                           and marital growth and fulfillment.
SCI250       Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept                SOC200        Social Deviance         3 Credits
credit for a course transferred from another               This course is designed to be a broad survey to
college or university. No courses above the 200            expose students to the sociological aspects of
level will be accepted. This course is available           deviance. Topics to be covered include the
only when the student has taken a class not                dynamics of deviance, what qualifies as deviant
offered by Central Penn.                                   behavior in certain social settings and the pub-
                                                           lic reaction to it, society’s approach to sex,
                                                           violence, theft, drugs and mental disorders, and
                                                           how the deviant should be treated.
                                                           Prerequisite: PSY100 or SOC100

                      SOC205         Sociology of Religion            3 Credits         STS010        Student Success              3 Credits
                      The social influence on religion raises many                      This course will prepare students for their college
                      fundamental questions, especially when faced                      experience through educational enrichment.
                      with a variety of religious traditions and inter-                 Emphasis will be placed on making the transition
                      pretations. This course explores the nature of                    from high school to college. Opportunities will be
                      religious beliefs and practices, both in an his-                  provided to develop and practice effective strate-
                      torical and contemporary context.                                 gies, skills, and approaches to learning with the
                      Prerequisite: Any History or Sociology course                     goals of fostering independent learning and pro-
                                                                                        moting success in college. Qualification for
                      SOC250         Sociology Transfer
                                     Credit                           3 Credits         enrollment in this course is determined during the
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                       admissions process. See Admissions Information/
                      credit for a course transferred from another                      Standardized Testing After Admission.
                      college or university. No courses above the 200                   STS300        Job Pursuit Seminar           1 Credit
                      level will be accepted. This course is available                  Job Pursuit Seminar teaches the job seeker the
                      only when the student has taken a class not                       positive and beneficial concepts and skills of
                      offered by Central Penn.                                          finding suitable and meaningful employment
                      SOC390         Upper-Level Sociology                              including self-appraisal, resume and cover let-
                                     Transfer Credit       3 Credits                    ter preparation, sources of employment, and
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                       interviewing techniques.
                                                                                        Prerequisite: Successful completion of any 48 academic
                      credit for a course transferred from another
                      college or university. No courses below the 300
                      level will be accepted. This course is available
                      only when the student has taken a class not                       Technology
                      offered by Central Penn.
                                                                                        TEC103        Survey of Windows            3 Credits
                      SOC400         Leadership in Society            3 Credits         A course designed to introduce students to
                      This course is designed to expose students to                     four major Windows applications software
                      leadership theories and influential social leaders                packages used in business. Students work with
                      throughout history. Student will be familiarized                  word processing, spreadsheet, database, and
                      with leaders that have inspired social change and                 presentation packages in order to integrate the
                      to modern leadership theorists.                                   four. Students are introduced to a historical
Course Descriptions

                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one Social Science course               perspective on computer use, as well as basic
                      SOC410         Race and Gender                  3 Credits         hardware applications and requirements.
                      This course analyzes the concepts of race and                     TEC105        Information
                      gender among the many social institutions. A                                    Technology                   3 Credits
                      critical examination of the influences high-                      This course is a study of the breadth of
                      lighted by multicultural perspectives on race,                    Information Technology, now and in the future.
                      ethnicity, and gender.                                            It covers topics that range from basic computer
                      Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105                                    terminology and the components of a PC, to
                                                                                        telecommuting, robotics, artificial intelligence,
                      Student Success                                                   and virtual reality. Included are the capabilities
                                                                                        and limitations of digital technology.
                      STS005         The Central Penn
                                     Experience                       1 Credit          TEC115        Principles of Information
                      All new students are required to complete this                                  Security                 3 Credits
                      course. They will develop personal, academic,                     This introductory course follows a model
                      and professional goals and learn to become a                      called the Security Systems Development Life
                      more effective student. Students will be given                    Cycle. This structured methodology provides a
                      practical information that will encourage posi-                   solid framework similar to that used in tradi-
                      tive/helpful learning, reading, and study skills.                 tional systems analysis and design. Coverage
                      This seminar will also review healthy campus                      includes preliminary security investigation of a
                      life, including college policies.                                 business, security analysis, risk assessment, and

logical and physical designs from security,              TEC140        Microcomputer
implementation, and maintenance.                                       Systems                     3 Credits
                                                         This course includes the basic elements of
TEC120       Structured                                  computer science that are necessary to under-
             Programming              3 Credits          stand how all computers work, the relationship
Students will learn to interpret program                 between hardware and software, hardware
requirements in terms of output, input, and              components of personal computers and related
processing using various design techniques,              peripherals, and an introduction to networking
and then apply the five basic programming                and programming. The course also includes
constructs for structured programs. C++ will be          the binary and hexadecimal numbering sys-
used to illustrate both the structured program-          tems, input and output processes, software
ming environment and correct programming                 installation and configuration, the OSI model,
syntax.                                                  algorithm concepts, and basic data structures.
TEC123       Survey of GIS            3 Credits          TEC145        Routers and Routing         3 Credits
Geographic information systems are tools that            Building on the understanding of network fun-
coordinate geographic and spatial data for the           damentals, students will be presented
purpose of visualizing and analyzing informa-            information on the theory of routing and the
tion related by physical location. This course           practical use of routers. Classless routing and vari-
presents an overview of the field of GIS. As             able length subnet masks (VLSM) are shown as
such, the course introduces digital geographic           techniques to conserve IP address and make the
data and map concepts along with data input              best use of limited address space. The knowledge
and output models. This course also looks at             of ICMP error messages assists students in learn-
geographic data analysis and the types of infor-         ing basic router troubleshooting, and the
mation that can be derived from GIS.                     knowledge of access control lists (ACLs) can be
TEC125       Microsoft Access         3 Credits          used for basic router security.
This course is an introduction to relational             Prerequisite: TEC135
databases and database design. Coverage                  TEC200        Data Modeling
includes a quick review of database modeling,                          Foundations                 3 Credits
data types, establishing relationships, creating         This introductory course presents the theoretical
updating tables, and entity-relationship dia-            aspects of database design and methodologies for
grams. Students learn Microsoft Access as an             designing relational databases such as Microsoft

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
implementation of a relational database to               Access, Oracle, and SQL Server. Coverage
input data, create forms, create queries, and            includes methods of gathering, documenting,
create reports.                                          and communicating the elements and structure
TEC135       Networking                                  of business information. Different types of mod-
             Fundamentals             3 Credits          eling include entity relationship models,
Networking Fundamentals covers the theoret-              hierarchical models, and principles for convert-
ical concepts that are the underpinning of all           ing from logical models into physical models.
network functions. Beginning with the OSI                TEC220        COBOL Programming 3 Credits
and TCP/IP models and the physical media,                This course is an introductory business-orient-
students will learn how network protocols                ed, programming course, introducing the
function at each level of the network static.            student to the fundamental concepts of pro-
Students will learn how physical and logical             gramming in COBOL. The student learns
address are used to identify hosts on the net-           how to analyze, flowchart, write, test, debug,
work, how networks are segmented into                    and execute business COBOL programs using
manageable sizes with bridges and switches,              a personal computer. The student also prepares
and how different networks communicate with              documentation for all programs.
each other through a router.                             Prerequisite: TEC335

                      TEC222       Network Security                               to customize Microsoft Word, Microsoft
                                   Fundamentals                3 Credits          Excel, and Microsoft Access.
                      Network Security Fundamentals introduces                    Prerequisite: TEC235
                      authentication or how servers can insure that
                      the clients requesting services are properly                TEC242       Linux                     3 Credits
                      identified and are permitted access. Physical               This course provides a structured approach to
                      network security and instruction detection are              attaining the theoretical knowledge and practical
                      key topics. A range of potential network secu-              skills to installing and configuring a Linux/Unix
                      rity risks arising from e-mail, remote access,              operating system. The course includes detailed
                      and file transfers are discussed.                           information on how Linux/Unix addresses oper-
                      Prerequisite: TEC135                                        ating system issues, such as the kernel, file and
                                                                                  directory structure, shells, shell programming,
                      TEC225       Visual Programming          3 Credits          file processing, and the X Windows system.
                      This course provides the student advanced                   Upon successful completion of this course, stu-
                      programming experience in a visual language.                dents will have learned the requisite knowledge
                      It covers the design, development, and execu-               to install, configure, and use a Linux/Unix oper-
                      tion of user-generated design requirements.                 ating system.
                      Topics covered include components of main                   Prerequisite: TEC140
                      windows, dialog boxes, menus, controls, color,
                      and animation. Programs are oriented toward                 TEC243       Linux Administration      3 Credits
                      solving common business problems.                           This course provides a structured approach to
                      Prerequisite: TEC120                                        advancing the students’ knowledge and skills
                                                                                  for the administration and maintenance of a
                      TEC235       Object-Oriented                                Linux/Unix operating system. Students will
                                   Programming I               3 Credits          begin by installing a Linux server, then create
                      This course is an introduction to programming               users and assign rights and privileges. Students
                      and algorithm development using an object-ori-              will learn to manage the users and system serv-
                      ented language (currently C++). Topics covered              ices and processes. Students will also learn to
                      are basic data types, input, output, control struc-         use Linux network and system administration
                      tures (selection, repetition), user-defined                 tools.
                      functions, arrays, strings, and records.                    Prerequisite: TEC242
                      Prerequisite: TEC120
                                                                                  TEC245       Internet Programming I 3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      TEC237       Switching and WANs          3 Credits          This course is an introduction to tools and pro-
                      Switching technologies are used on the local                gramming skills needed for developing
                      area network to segment that network into a                 Internet applications. Topics covered include
                      number of smaller collision domains to                      HTML, scripting languages such JavaScript,
                      improve performance and manageability. This                 XML, PHP, and database access through the
                      course will present the role of switches in net-            web.
                      work design and how switched protocols are                  Prerequisite: TEC235
                      used to design a fault-tolerant, loop-free
                      switched network. Students will also learn how              TEC250       Computer Science
                      VLANs emulate some layer 3 (network) func-                               Transfer Credit           3 Credits
                      tionality in a layer 2 (data link) device. In               This course is used only to accept credit for a
                      addition, students will learn WAN technolo-                 course transferred from another college or uni-
                      gies and protocols.                                         versity. No courses above the 200 level will be
                      Prerequisite: TEC145                                        accepted. This course is available only when
                                                                                  the student has taken a class not offered by
                      TEC240       Visual Basic for                               Central Penn.
                                   Applications                3 Credits
                      Visual Basic for Applications is a program-                 TEC252       SQL Fundamentals          3 Credits
                      ming language that allows users to customize                Structured Query Language is the standard
                      their applications by creating more convenient              language for creating, maintaining, and
                      ways to perform common tasks. The course is                 extracting data from all relational databases.
                      designed to guide the beginning programmer                  SQL Fundamentals introduces the conceptual
                      in writing procedures using the VBA language                framework for SQL and syntax for identifying

and defining data types, defining the relation-            TEC320       Systems Analysis and
ship between fields, and entering data into the                         Design                     3 Credits
proper table. Students will be expected to learn           This course is a comprehensive study of tools
how to enforce data integrity and query a data-            and techniques used in the analysis of comput-
base within SQL.                                           er systems and the design of software to
Prerequisite: TEC200                                       support that system. Topics covered include
                                                           corporate goals and objectives, input/output
TEC262       Fundamental Database                          files, forms, processing, documentation tech-
             Administration       3 Credits
                                                           niques, backup, project management, and the
With a working knowledge of standard SQL,
                                                           responsibilities of a systems analyst.
students will be introduced to the principles of           Prerequisites: TEC140 and TEC200
database administration, including managing
user access, populating tables, and modifying              TEC325       Operating Systems          3 Credits
tables. Students will learn to install and start a         This course is designed to provide the funda-
database server.                                           mentals of Operating Systems. Students will
Prerequisite: TEC252                                       exam the theoretical concepts underlying the
                                                           design and implementation of a computer
TEC275       SQL Programming            3 Credits
                                                           operating system from the perspective of the
Structured Query Language is the standard,
                                                           operating system’s tasks and responsibilities.
underlying structure for creating, maintaining,
                                                           Beginning with process definition, process
and extracting data from all relational databases.
                                                           management and memory management, stu-
SQL Programming builds on basic SQL func-
                                                           dents will progress to the study of file
tionality to create programming routines to
                                                           structures and how input and output is man-
automate complex queries and data retrieval. In
                                                           aged. The course will conclude with an
addition to invoking routines, creating update
                                                           examination of how those concepts have been
triggers, and managing SQL Transactions, the
                                                           implemented in Unix and DOS.
PHP scripting programming language is ideally              Prerequisites: TEC120 and TEC140
suited to work with SQL and dynamic database
development.                                               TEC330       Network Management 3 Credits
Prerequisite: TEC252                                       Network management presents the principles
                                                           and practices of network management and
TEC285       Computer Forensics         3 Credits
                                                           administration of Microsoft Server. Beginning
Computer forensics is the application of com-
                                                           with the configuration and installation, the

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
puter and data investigation and analysis
                                                           course proceeds to the discussion of server
techniques to identify, collect, and protect
                                                           domains. Active Directory is a major compo-
potential legal evidence. Computer forensic
                                                           nent of this course and considerable time will be
specialists use a variety of techniques to discov-
                                                           spent developing an understanding of Active
er data stored on a computer and to recover
                                                           Directory and its management. The course will
deleted, encrypted, or damaged file informa-
                                                           also cover the management of group policies
tion. Extracted evidence must be properly
                                                           and the user’s environment.
handled and protected from damage and a                    Prerequisite: TEC237
continuing chain of evidence and custody must
be established. Students in this course will               TEC335       Object-Oriented
learn what types of information may be                                  Programming II             3 Credits
gleaned from a computer system, how to gath-               This course is a continuation of Object-Oriented
er that information as evidence, and how to                Programming I. Topics covered include classes of
ensure the integrity of that evidence in a legal           inheritance, polymorphism, and basic abstract
proceeding.                                                data types including lists, stacks, queues, debug-
Prerequisite: TEC135                                       ging techniques, and program compilation and
                                                           execution. An object-oriented programming lan-
                                                           guage (currently C++) will be used to
                                                           demonstrate constructs and syntax.
                                                           Prerequisite: TEC235

                      TEC345       Internet                                Higher level programming languages add a
                                   Programming II            3 Credits     layer of abstraction that shields hardware
                      Designed for the experienced programmer, this        specifics from the programmer while the
                      course covers both GUI and non-GUI pro-              power of assembly lies in its ability to directly
                      gramming in Java. It provides the student an         address and control memory and hardware at a
                      in-depth knowledge of programming in Java.           low level. This course serves as an introduction
                      Topics covered include basic control structures,     to machine and assembly language on the
                      graphical user interface and object-oriented         80x86 architecture.
                      design, user-defined methods, classes, and           Prerequisites: TEC140 and TEC335
                      abstract data types, inheritance and composi-
                      tion, exception and event handling, and              TEC375       Database Administration
                                                                                        Backup and Recovery 3 Credits
                      advanced GUI and graphics.
                      Prerequisite: TEC335                                 Database backup and recovery procedures are
                                                                           vitally important to avoid the risk of losing all
                      TEC350       Firewalls and Intrusion                 the data and Information contained in an orga-
                                   Detection               3 Credits       nization’s database. This course demonstrates
                      Beginning with the design and development of         database replication, configuration for replica-
                      a security policy, this course covers firewalls      tion, and the limitations of replication. Backup
                      and intrusion detection systems as a combina-        and table maintenance are presented as anoth-
                      tion of hardware and software components to          er part of the process to insure that database
                      provide computer network security. Specific          information can be successfully recovered, if
                      techniques related to authentication, encryp-        needed.
                      tion, packet filtering, bastion hosts, DMZs,         Prerequisite: TEC262
                      and VPNs are covered in detail.
                      Prerequisite:TEC222                                  TEC380       Advanced Database
                                                                                        Management                 3 Credits
                      TEC355       Disaster Recovery         3 Credits     Students will study advanced database topics,
                      Disaster recovery is the practice of planning,       including indexing, query optimization, per-
                      preparing, and practicing for what happens in        formance tuning, and load balancing of database
                      the worst-case scenario. In order to minimize        servers. Students will utilize the tools needed to
                      the impact of a situation, students will learn to    collect, analyze, and interpret log files.
                      assess assets, prioritize business and technical     Prerequisite: TEC262
                      requirements, and prepare detailed plans for
Course Descriptions

                                                                           TEC390       IT Project Management 3 Credits
                      responding to a problem. As a part of the plan-
                      ning process, practitioners learn to identify and    This advanced course is a comprehensive study
                      enlist the cooperation of other parties inside       of information technology project manage-
                      and outside the organization.                        ment. Participants explore the tools and
                      Prerequisites: TEC135 and TEC320                     techniques used in the analysis of computer
                                                                           system projects and the design and project
                      TEC360       Upper-Level Technology                  management that support system planning and
                                   Transfer Credit       3 Credits         implementation. Topics covered include inte-
                      This course is used only to accept credit for a      gration management, scope and time
                      course transferred from another college or uni-      management, cost management, and risk man-
                      versity. No courses below the 300 level will be      agement. Other topics covered include project
                      accepted. This course is available only when         initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and
                      the student has taken a class not offered by         estimating the cost of a project. This course
                      Central Penn.                                        builds an unparalleled foundation for tomor-
                      TEC365       Machine and Assembly                    row’s creators and managers by providing a
                                   Language Programming 3 Credits          meaningful study of projects and building a
                      Machine language, a pattern of bits encoding         framework of sound IT project management.
                                                                           Prerequisite: TEC320
                      machine operations, is made readable by
                      replacing the raw values with symbols called
                      mnemonics. Assembly language is a human-
                      readable notation for the machine language
                      that a specific computer architecture uses.

TEC395        Individual Project           3 Credits         TEC413        Hacking Defenses           3 Credits
This course can be used as a terminal course. It             This course examines the tools and techniques
represents the culmination of the student’s                  for protecting systems against hacking attacks.
studies at Central Penn. The student will                    Multifunctional tools such as Netcat, the X
demonstrate his/her expertise in their specific              Windows Operating system and Cygwin are
track through the creation of a major individ-               examined. Port scanners and auditing tools are
ual project. The project will be written and                 used to audit systems on the network, while
must also be presented for assessment to a                   port redirection, port sniffers, and wireless
panel of faculty members.                                    tools are used to audit the network itself. Tools
Prerequisite: Permission from the Academic Dean              used in forensics and incident response will be
TEC405        Cryptography and
                                                             Prerequisite: TEC412
              Network Security             3 Credits
This course provides the essential principles and            TEC414        Wireless Networking        3 Credits
practices of modern cryptography as it is used in            IEEE 802.11 is the data link layer (Layer 2)
network security applications. Topics covered                standard for wireless networking. This course
include classical encryption techniques, sym-                starts with an overview of wireless MAC
metrical and asymmetrical encryption, block                  (Media Access Control) and framing issues
ciphers, and hash functions. This course demon-              and continues with management operations
strates how encryption works and how it is used              and access to the physical layer. The course also
to secure a network.                                         looks at 802.11 on various operating systems
Prerequisites: MTH230 and TEC222
                                                             and wireless security.
TEC410        Advanced Data                                  Prerequisite: TEC350
              Structures and                                 TEC420        Advanced Routing           3 Credits
              Algorithm Analysis           3 Credits
                                                             This course is the first of four CCNP-oriented
This course is a survey of elementary data types
                                                             courses, after which the student is prepared to
and static and dynamic data structures, with a
                                                             take the Cisco CCNP BSCI certification
study of alternative representations and the
                                                             exam. Course content includes scaling IP net-
algorithms used to manipulate each. The Java
                                                             works using VLSM, private IP addressing, and
language will be used in the implementation of
                                                             NAT; optimizing IP address utilization; inter-
various projects.
Prerequisite: MTH230
                                                             mediate level configuration of routing
                                                             protocols including RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
TEC411        Cyber Ethics                 3 Credits         IS, and BGP routing protocols; techniques
Cyber ethics refers to the study of moral, legal,            used for route filtering and route redistribu-
and social issues involving computer and net-                tion.
work technology. This course addresses the                   Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification
ethical roles and responsibilities of computer
professionals. Privacy, security, intellectual               TEC423        Remote Access              3 Credits
property rights, and cyber-related crimes will               This is the second of four CCNP-oriented
be discussed, along with the problems of regu-               courses. The course presents information per-
lating commerce and speech in cyberspace.                    taining to building networks that have remote
Prerequisite: ENG200                                         access. Topics covered include implementation
                                                             of Cisco routers in WAN applications; selec-
TEC412        Computer Hacking             3 Credits         tion and implementation of the appropriate
Network security professionals need to under-                Cisco IOS services required to build intranet
stand the types of attacks that may be directed              remote access links; WAN technologies
against their system in order to assess risks and
                                                             including analog dialup, ISDN BRI and PRI,
prioritize defense measures. This course exam-
                                                             FrameRelay, broadband, and VPN.
ines how hackers gather information about
                                                             Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification
systems and networks and the vulnerabilities of
various operating systems. This course also                  TEC425        Advanced Switching         3 Credits
explores entry points to the network, how                    This is the third of four CCNP-oriented cours-
hackers exploit vulnerabilities in firewalls and             es, after which the student is prepared to take the
network devices, and how hackers mount DoS                   Cisco CCNP BCMSN certification exam.
(Denial of Service) attacks.                                 Course content pertains to the deployment of
Prerequisite: TEC350 and TEC411
                      state-of-the-art campus LANs and selection and               Travel
                      implementation of appropriate Cisco IOS serv-
                      ices to build reliable scalable multilayer-switched          TRV100       Reservations/Tariffs I     3 Credits
                      LANs. Topics covered include VLANs, VTP,                     This course is an intensive study of and prac-
                      STP, inter-VLAN routing, and multilayer                      tice in the preparation of domestic airline
                      switching: redundancy, Cisco AVVID solutions,                reservations, computation of air fares, and
                      QoS issues, campus LAN security, and emerging                completion of the airline ticket using current
                      transparent LAN services.                                    printed reference materials.
                      Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification                   TRV110       Reservations/Tariffs II 3 Credits
                      TEC430        Internetworking            3 Credits           This course is a continuation of Reservations/
                      This is the last of four CCNP-oriented cours-                Tariffs I with particular emphasis on internation-
                      es. This course covers the techniques and                    al air travel arrangements.
                      methodologies for developing network support                 Prerequisite: TRV100
                      and troubleshooting skills. Topics covered                   TRV120       Domestic Tourism           3 Credits
                      include documenting and baselining a net-                    This course provides complete instruction in the
                      work; troubleshooting methodologies and                      techniques used to assist travelers in formulating
                      tools; troubleshooting network problems at                   domestic itineraries. Terminology and reserva-
                      Layers 1 to 7.                                               tion procedures, as well as documentation for the
                      Prerequisites: TEC420 and TEC425                             booking of accommodations, car rentals, rail
                      TEC440        Malware: Analyzing                             transportation, domestic, independent, and
                                    Malicious Code             3 Credits           escorted tours are emphasized.
                      Malware is a generic term to describe various
                                                                                   TRV125       International Tourism      3 Credits
                      classes of malicious code such as viruses, worms,
                                                                                   This course has an emphasis on international
                      backdoors, Trojan Horses, and rootkits. The
                                                                                   travel itineraries and foreign independent travel.
                      large number of variations of each type makes it
                      impossible to examine every instance of mal-                 TRV130       Concepts of
                      ware. This course looks at the underlying                                 Corporate Travel           3 Credits
                      principles of how these pieces of code work and              This course is designed to develop in the stu-
                      how they attack a network. This course will                  dent a basic working knowledge of travel
                      include a detailed examination of specific tools             procedures in the business world. The differ-
                      used to attack a network, how the tools work,                ences between corporate and leisure travel,
Course Descriptions

                      and how to defend the network against attacks.               techniques for negotiating rates with service
                      Security conscious network professionals armed               providers, choosing and working with a travel
                      with an understanding of how the code works,                 agent, and career opportunities in corporate
                      regardless of the particular variation, will be able         travel are all explored.
                      to recognize, analyze, and craft a defense
                                                                                   TRV150       Meeting Planning and
                      against network attacks from malware.
                                                                                                Management           3 Credits
                      Prerequisites: TEC330 and TEC365
                                                                                   This course provides a thorough analysis of the
                      TEC495        IT Practicum               3 Credits           meeting and convention industry and the rela-
                      The Information Technology (IT) practicum is                 tionship between the client organization, the
                      individually designed for students to complete a             meeting planner, and the personnel at the
                      research project in Computer Information                     meeting site. Students will study the various
                      Systems, in their field of major concentration.              career opportunities available in the industry, as
                      Investigative research, critical thinking, and prac-         well as the steps necessary to insure a success-
                      tical application should prime considerations for            ful meeting or convention. In a comprehensive
                      the Academic Chair or Advisor on reaching an                 final project, students will plan all details of a
                      agreement regarding the structure and direction of           meeting for one thousand attendees.
                      the practicum. The Academic Chair or Practicum
                      Advisor reserves the right to announce minimum
                      courses requirements within each IT concentra-
                      tion. Each practicum is an individualized research
                      project that will culminate in a final presentation.
                      Prerequisite: TEC320

TRV200       SABRE Automation I         3 Credits          TRV260         Western Hemisphere
This course is an intensive study of the airline                          Geography for
computer system and its functions in the tourism                          Travel Professionals         3 Credits
industry. All areas of airline reservations, fares         This course will provide the Travel students
and rate calculations, and documentation are               with a practical and comprehensive introduc-
covered. The students are trained on the school’s          tion to those areas of the Western Hemisphere
SABRE system.                                              that are most visited by tourists. Particular
Prerequisite: TRV110                                       emphasis is placed on specific destinations,
                                                           tourist attractions, climates, cultures, trans-
TRV210       SABRE Automation II 3 Credits                 portation, and airport names and locations.
This course is a continued study of the airline            Students will take the Geography for Travel
computer system and its functions in the                   Professionals Test after completing both
tourism industry. All areas of ground reserva-             Western and Eastern Hemisphere courses.
tions, including hotels, AMTRAK, car rentals,
tours, and cruises are covered. The students are           TRV265         Eastern Hemisphere
trained on the school’s SABRE system.                                     Geography for
Prerequisite: TRV200                                                      Travel Professionals         3 Credits
                                                           This course will provide the Travel students
TRV220       Group Tour Operations 3 Credits               with a practical and comprehensive introduc-
An in-depth study of group tour travel                     tion to those areas of the Eastern Hemisphere
arrangements to include tour planning and                  that are most visited by tourists. Particular
marketing, as well as tour escorting.                      emphasis is placed on specific destinations,
Prerequisites: TRV100 and TRV120                           tourist attractions, climates, cultures, trans-
TRV230       Commercial Airline                            portation, and airport names and locations.
             Operations                 3 Credits          Students will take the Geography for Travel
This course studies in detail day-to-day opera-            Professionals Test after completing both
tions of the commercial airline industry. Areas            Western and Eastern Hemisphere courses.
covered include the history of the industry, cur-          TRV300         The Cruise Industry          3 Credits
rent strategies, future trends, and a detailed             This course provides the student with informa-
study of various jobs and career areas available.          tion about how to obtain a job in the cruise
TRV240       Flight Attendant                              industry with a thorough understanding of
             Concepts                   3 Credits          cruises, ship details, freighters, ports around

                                                                                                                   Course Descriptions
This course is designed to cover the most basic            the world, and nautical terms. Students will
knowledge of aircraft flight attendants, including         also learn about selecting, pricing, selling, and
self-preparation for job application. Provisions           qualifying clients for cruise travel.
for practical experience and demonstration give            Prerequisite: TRV110 or permission of the instructor
the student sufficient understanding to accept             TRV310         Travel Agency
airline specific training. Satisfactory completion                        Management
of the course could lead to a part-time position                          and Operations               3 Credits
with local corporate flight departments.                   This course is designed to familiarize the stu-
TRV250       Client Relations and                          dent with various aspects of office procedures
             Retail Travel Sales        3 Credits          in a travel agency, in addition to delving into
This course gives instruction in the effective             efficient agency management. Topics of discus-
handling of the general public. Emphasis is                sion include filing systems, forms, office
placed on the student developing a poised and              equipment, travel services performed, mailings,
communicative manner, perfecting telephone                 sales and marketing procedures for group and
techniques, improving salesmanship and cus-                individual clients, opening a new agency, qual-
tomer service skills, developing positive mental           ities of an effective agency personnel team,
attitudes, and recognizing and dealing with the            commission structure, and cost controls.
individuality of clients. Travel students must             Prerequisite: TRV125
successfully complete 30 hours in the College’s
travel agency.
Prerequisites: TRV100 or TRV120 or TRV125

                      TRV325         Travel and Hospitality
                                     Marketing                      3 Credits
                      This course gives instruction in the successful
                      marketing and sales of international travel and
                      hospitality products and services. Emphasis is
                      placed on the students developing a poised and
                      communicative manner, creating marketing
                      strategies, improving salesmanship and cus-
                      tomer service skills, developing a marketing
                      plan, and recognizing and satisfying the cus-
                      TRV350         Travel and Tourism
                                     Seminar                        3 Credits
                      This is a course that is taken in the student’s
                      final term and utilizes the practical application
                      of all learned travel skills. Particular concentra-
                      tion is placed on the completion of the overall
                      travel transaction and introduction of new con-
                      cepts in the industry. Travel students taking
                      this course are responsible for management of
                      the school’s travel agency. Students will take
                      the Travel Agency Proficiency Test at the com-
                      pletion of this course.
                      Prerequisite: Students in final term only or permission of
                      the instructor
Course Descriptions

DIRECTORIES                                          Michael J. DiVecchio, Professor of Business
                                                       Administration, MS, Lebanon Valley
                                                       College; BS, Indiana University of
Board of Directors                                     Pennsylvania
                                                     Robert M. Donley, Professor of Legal
Charlotte F. Beason, Ed.D., RN, CNAA,
                                                       Studies, JD, Temple University School of
  Executive Director, Kentucky Board of
                                                       Law; BA, Messiah College
  Nursing, Louisville, KY
                                                     Daniela A. Feenstra, Professor of Business
Thomas W. Beauduy, Esq., Deputy Director
                                                       Administration, MBA and BS, The
  & Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin
                                                       Pennsylvania State University
  Commission, Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Wade A. Gingerich, Professor, Central Penn
Thomas M. Fraticelli, Esq., Farrell &
                                                       Lancaster, MEd, Saint Joseph’s University;
  Fraticelli, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
                                                       BS, York College of Pennsylvania
Michael Gresalfi, Ph.D., Special Assistant
                                                     Rich Harris, PTA, Professor of Allied
  and Department of Energy Representative,
                                                       Health, BS, Lock Haven University; AS,
  Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U.S.
                                                       The Pennsylvania State University;
  Department of Homeland Security,
                                                       California University of Pennsylvania
  Washington, DC
                                                     Kathryn E. Hepner, Professor of Business
Robert C. Grubic, P.E., President, Herbert,
                                                       Administration, MBA, Mount Saint
  Rowland, & Grubic, Inc. (HRG),
                                                       Mary’s College; BS, Slippery Rock
  Harrisburg, PA
                                                       University; Argosy University (ABD)
William Kobel, Director, Strategic Planning
                                                     Patrick J. Hughes, Professor of Criminal
  and Expansion, JPL Productions,
                                                       Justice, MS, Shippensburg University; BS,
  Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Kutztown University
Todd A. Milano, President, Central
                                                     Maria C. James, Professor of
  Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
                                                       Communications, MS and BA,
Donald N. Miller, Executive Director
                                                       Shippensburg University; Goddard College
  (retired), Global Human Resources, AMP,
                                                     Roger D. Kelley, Professor of General
  Inc., Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Education and Communications, MS and
Judith A. Redlawsk, Director of Aviation
                                                       BA, Shippensburg University; Duquesne
  Services and Pilot, HARSCO Corporation,
                                                       University (ABD)
  New Cumberland, PA
                                                     Bruce F. Kramer, Professor of Information
Glenn W. Zehner, Ed.D., Executive Director
                                                       Technology, MS, University of Phoenix;
  (retired), Capital Area Intermediate Unit,
                                                       BS, Millersville University
  Summerdale, PA
                                                     Russell G. Kulp, Chair, Bachelor Degree
                                                       Programs, EdM, Temple University; BCS,
Full-Time Faculty                                      Benjamin Franklin University
                                                     Thomas Marchi, Professor of General
Robert P. Bakibinga, Professor of General              Education, MFA, Naropa University; BA,
  Education, MS, Odessa Civil Engineering              Kent State University
  Institute                                          Nikki A. Marhefka, Medical Assisting
Terri L. Campbell, CAS, CTC, DS, Professor             Program Director, Professor of Allied
  of Business Administration, BS and AAS,              Health, EdM, Temple University; BS,
  Central Pennsylvania College, Institute of           University of Pittsburgh
  Certified Travel Agents; California                Jennifer A. Neumyer, Chair, General
  University of Pennsylvania                           Education, MLS, Clarion University; BA,
Joan Clites, EdD, RN, C, Nursing Program               The Pennsylvania State University
  Director, EdD, MSN, West Virginia                  Nicole D. Patterson, DPT, ACCE, Professor
  University; BSN, University of Pittsburgh            of Allied Health, DPT, Slippery Rock
John D. DeLeo, Paralegal Program Director,             University; BS, Mount Saint Mary’s
  Professor of Legal Studies, JD, Loyola               College
  University School of Law; BA, The
  Pennsylvania State University

Diane D. Pickel, Professor of Business                Kelly M. Davis, Esq., JD, Widener University
   Administration, MBA and BS, The                       School of Law; BA, Indiana University of
   Pennsylvania State University                         Pennsylvania
Lynn E. Shuster, Professor of Business                Sylvia R. DeAngelo, MBA, University of
   Administration, MS, Strayer University;               Phoenix; BS, St. Francis University
   BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;            Osvaldo Espinosa, JD, Widener University
   Academy of Real Estate                                School of Law; BA, University of Puerto
Erin M. Sparler, Professor of General                    Rico
   Education and Digital Arts, MFA, The               F. William Finnerty, Jr., MS, Shippensburg
   Academy of Art, San Francisco; BFA,                   University; BS, Mansfield University
   University of Vermont                              Raymond C. Flagg, MS, Texas A&M
Harve A. Tannenbaum, Professor of                        University; BS, LaVerne College
   Information Technology, MLS, University            Marianne K. Fogelsanger, JD, Widener
   of Pittsburgh; BS, Clarion University                 University School of Law; BA, The
Randi Blackman Teplitz, Professor of Legal               Pennsylvania State University
   Studies, JD, Widener University School of          Mark Foster, CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA,
   Law; BA, Temple University                            CCDA, BA, The Pennsylvania State
Jo Anne A. Weaver, Professor of Business                 University
   Administration, MBA and BS, Mount St.              Robert X. Ge, MS, University of Cincinnati
   Mary’s College                                     Stahsha Giffing, MJ, Temple University; BA,
Carrie D. Widdowson, Chair, Associate                    York College of Pennsylvania
   Degree Programs, MEd, The Pennsylvania             Adam M. Goldfeder, JD, Widener University
   State University; BSEd, Indiana University            School of Law; BA, The Pennsylvania
   of Pennsylvania                                       State University
Krista M. Wolfe, DPT, ATC, Physical                   Randolph Greber, OD, Pennsylvania College
   Therapist Assistant Program Director,                 of Optometry; MS, Shippensburg
   Professor of Allied Health, DPT and BS,               University; BS, Manhattan College
   Slippery Rock University                           Lin Guo, CCNP, CCNA, MS, Herbert
MJ Zygmont, Professor of Business                        Lehman College, The City University of
   Administration, MBA and BBA, Georgia                  New York
   State University                                   Earl M. Henry, MBA, Mount Saint Mary’s
                                                         College; BBA, The Pennsylvania State
Part-Time Faculty                                     Graham S. Hetrick, L.F.D., B.C.F.E., BA,
Matthew Berra, MS, The Pennsylvania State                York College of Pennsylvania
  University; BS, United States Naval                 Thomas J. Hughes, MS, BS, and BA,
  Academy                                                Shippensburg University
Earl R. Beyer, JD, Widener University School          Sughra A. Husain, PhD, MEd, and BEd, A.
  of Law; DPM, Ohio College of Podiatric                 M. University; BA, Isabella Thoburn
  Medicine; BS, Temple University                        College
M. Jeannie Bower, BSEd, The Pennsylvania              Terry Kennedy, MEd, Shippensburg University;
  State University                                       BS, The Pennsylvania State University
John W. Brougher, CCNA, BS, Millersville              John F. Kilduff, MS, Syracuse University; BS,
  University                                             Shippensburg University
La Donna D. Buffington, MS, Bloomsburg                Charles W. Koplinski, BA, University of
  University; BS, Shippensburg State College             Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois -
Gerald Burkhart, Jr., MA, Seton Hall                     Champaign - Urbana
  University; BS, The College of New Jersey           Robert L. Lamb, MA, American University;
John R. Cherry, JD, Dickinson School of                  BS, Temple University
  Law of The Pennsylvania State University;           David A. Larson, Sr., MA, U.S. Naval War
  BA, Franklin & Marshall College                        College, Newport, RI; MA, Central
Mark Crescenzi, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP,                        Michigan University, Hawaii Campus; BS,
  MS, The Pennsylvania State University;                 Hawaii Pacific College; Northcentral
  BS, University of Pittsburgh                           University

Kathryn L. Magill, BS, The Pennsylvania             Erika L. Wilkinson, M Ed, Bloomsburg
   State University                                   University; BS, State University of New
Spencer R. Martin, CPA, BS, The                       York at Oneonta
   Pennsylvania State University                    Scott Woolf, MS and BA, Shippensburg
Joanne E. Matusko, JD, Widener University             University
   School of Law; MBA, Lebanon Valley               James M. Zugay, Esq., JD, Widener
   College; BS, Beaver College; AS,                   University School of Law; BA,
   Hahnemann University School of Allied              Shippensburg University
   Health Professions
Kathleen McKernan, MBA and BA, Rutgers,
   The State University of New Jersey               Administrative Staff
Karen A. Mitchell, MS, The University of            Dilip Abayasekara, Special Assistant to the
   Kansas; BA, Mary Washington College                President, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth
Samuel W. Morgan, MS, Bellevue University;            University; BS, University of Florida; AA,
   BS, Central Pennsylvania College                   Palm Beach Junior College; DTM, AS,
Kelley A. Morrison, MA, University of                 Toastmasters International
   Phoenix; BA, Villanova University                Lezli Austen, Public Relations Associate, MS,
Mary Neagley, MS, State University of New             University of Illinois at Springfield; BS,
   York College at Albany; BS, State                  Iowa State University
   University of New York College at                Beatriz Bayona, Continuing Education
   Oneonta                                            Assistant, AS, Universidad Centro
Christine O’Leary-Rockey, MA, The                     Colombiano
   Pennsylvania State University; MA,               Tara Blomvall, Assistant Director of
   Lancaster Theological Seminary; BA,                Admissions, BBA, Temple University
   Towson University                                Alvin E. Bock, Systems Manager, BS, Central
Daniel M. Ramond, MS, University of                   Pennsylvania College; ASB, Central
   Maryland; BS, University of New York               Pennsylvania Business School
Michael Romano, CCNA, CCNP, BA,                     Donna F. Booton, Finance, Associate
   Eastern College                                    Director, Maryland Medical Secretarial
Michael L. Seavers, CCNA, MBA, The                    School
   Pennsylvania State University; MS,               Stephanie L. Bortz, Payroll/Benefits
   Villanova University; BS, Shippensburg             Accounting Associate, Harrisburg Area
   University; The Pennsylvania State                 Community College
   University                                       Linda Buffington, Assistant to the President,
Jean A. Shaw, JD, Widener University School           Central Pennsylvania College
   of Law; BS, Saint Francis College                Kristi A. Castanzo, Graphics Specialist, BFA,
Adam Shope, MS and BS, Shippensburg                   Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
   University                                       Keith Cohick, Part-time Librarian, MLS and
Pamela Green Shuman, Esq., JD, The                    MEd, University of Pittsburgh; BA,
   Dickinson School of Law; M Ed,                     Dickinson College
   University of North Florida; MA,                 Shaun C. Cooney, Housing and Security
   University of London; MA, Bryn Mawr                Director, Student Services, BS and AS,
   College; BA, Ursinus College                       Central Pennsylvania College
Randy Stambaugh, MBA and BS, Saint                  Amy L. Costik, Assistant Director of
   Regis University                                   Admissions, BS, Central Pennsylvania
Gregory A. Thomas, MPA, The Pennsylvania              College
   State University; BS, Shippensburg               Sarah J. Davidson, Events Planner
   University                                         Coordinator, Admissions, BFA, Kutztown
Diane R. Timme, RN, CMA, RN, Lancaster                University
   Institute for Health Education; BS,
   Albright College; ASB, Central
   Pennsylvania College

Heather Doyle, Electronic Communications               Lalena Jimenez, Receptionist, Central
  Specialist, MS and BA, Shippensburg                    Pennsylvania College
  University                                           Rachel Kline, Admissions Counselor, BS,
Mark Easteadt, Admissions Counselor, BA,                 Central Pennsylvania College
  Messiah College                                      Sandra Lancaster, Admissions Office
Heidi Edwards, Human Resources Director,                 Manager, Central Pennsylvania College
  MHRM, St. Francis University; BA,                    Bobbi Landis, College in High School
  Alvernia College                                       Coordinator, AAS, Central Pennsylvania
Christine Ely, Continuing Education                      College
  Admissions Counselor, MBA, Colorado                  Edward Lane, Safety and Security Officer
  Technical University; BA, Cabrini College            Neenah Lauver, Marketing Associate, BS,
Kendra Ferguson, Communications                          The Pennsylvania State University
  Specialist, BA, The Pennsylvania State               Edward Liesch, Student Involvement
  University                                             Coordinator/Athletic Director, BA,
Shawn Flickinger, Safety and Security Officer            Shippensburg University; York College
Kelly Fox, Financial Planning Coordinator,             Amy Lloyd, Financial Aid Counselor, MEd,
  BS, Clarion University                                 Indiana University of Pennsylvania; BA,
Richard S. Fox, Business & Educational                   University of Pittsburgh
  Partnerships Coordinator, BA and BSEd,               Nancy D. Lockwood, Assistant Registrar,
  Shippensburg University                                Records and Registration, AS, Minnesota
Louise Furlong, Information Systems                      School of Business, Rochester Area
  Director, BA, Thiel College                            Community College
Tom Gannon, Vice President Administration,             Barbara Maroney, Continuing Education
  MBA, KGSM/Northwestern University;                     Dean Summerdale, MEd and BSW,
  MS Computer Science, Polytechnic                       Temple University; Indiana University of
  University; BS, United States Military                 Pennsylvania (ABD)
  Academy                                              Christopher Lomardo, Safety and Security
Linda Geissler, Administrative Assistant,                Officer
  Academic Affairs, ASB, Maria College                 Todd A. Milano, President, BS, Purdue
Roger Getz, Library Director, MLS, Clarion               University
  University; BA, York College                         Janice R. Moore, Student Services Dean,
Wilbur E. Gray, Director, Information                    EdM, Temple University; BS, The
  Resources, MA, University of Southern                  Pennsylvania State University
  California; MS, DIA Joint Military                   Elizabeth Morgan, Assistant to the Vice
  Intelligence College; BA, Clemson                      President, Goldey Beacom Business School
  University                                           Elizabeth A. Morgan, Part-time Librarian,
Rodney Groff, Facilities Director, BS, Eastern           MLS, Clarion University; BA, Mansfield
  Mennonite University                                   University
Lora Haffey, Students Accounts Associate,              Craig A. Munns, Academic Dean, MS,
  AS, Central Pennsylvania College                       Pacific Graduate School of Psychology;
Elizabeth Haldeman, Lancaster Admissions                 MA, University of Miami; BA, Lycoming
  Counselor, ASB, Consolidated School of                 College
  Business; Central Pennsylvania College               Don Nies, Facilities Services
Sue Hartman, Student Services Assistant                Nate Norris, Information Systems Specialist,
Steve Hassinger, Career Services Director,               Central Pennsylvania College
  BA, The Pennsylvania State University                Richard Ocker, Safety and Security Officer
Walter Hilliard, Retention and Placement               Jenni E. Reese, Accounting/Accounts Payable
  Coordinator, BS, Kutztown University                   Associate, BS, Albright College; AS,
Robyn Holder, Marketing Associate, MA,                   Harrisburg Area Community College
  Gonzaga University; BS, The Pennsylvania             Don Reinhart, Safety and Security Officer
  State University                                     William F. Rhinier, Jr., Lancaster,
Daniel Houloose, Admissions Counselor, BS,               Administrative Assistant, AAS, Thaddeus
  Millersville University                                Stevens College of Technology; Central
                                                         Pennsylvania College

Shannon Rohner, Continuing Education                  ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Director, BS and ASB, Central
  Pennsylvania College
Beth Romanski, Continuing Education                   Business Administration
  Admissions Counselor, BS, University of
  Delaware                                            Accounting
Christopher Rutter, Safety and Security
  Coordinator                                         R. Pete Gum, Chief Executive Officer,
Joseph A. Scott, Jr., Continuing Education,             Harrisburg Builders Exchange, Harrisburg,
  Admissions Counselor                                  PA
Stacey N. Scott, Admissions Counselor, BS,            Charles L. Kern, Chairman and CEO, Kern
  Central Pennsylvania College                          and Company, PC, Camp Hill, PA
Brian J. Shelley, Lancaster Dean, PhD,                Karen Nickerson, HERSHA, New
  Oxford Graduate School; MA, Moody                     Cumberland, PA
  Graduate School; BS, Lancaster Bible                Paula Pottinger, HERSHA, New
  College                                               Cumberland, PA
Kathy J. Shepard, Financial Aid Director, BA,         Paul Sheaffer, Jr., Controller (retired),
  University of Pittsburgh                              IntelliMark, Mechanicsburg, PA
Stephen D. Shoemaker, Registrar, Records              Tom Welsh, Hamilton & Musser, PC CPAs,
  and Registration, MBA, The Pennsylvania               Mechanicsburg, PA
  State University; BS, Shippensburg                  Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Christine Spotts, Lancaster Coordinator,              Kristin Blain, Human Resource
  MA, Villanova University; BS, West                    Representative, Rite Aid Corp,
  Chester University                                    Harrisburg, PA
Eva Clare Stein, Online Education Dean,               Bill Delone, Human Resources Advisor,
  MS, University of Southern California; BS,            AMP, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
  Northern Michigan University;                       Patrick M. Smith, Realtor, The Homestead
  Northcentral University (ABD)                         Group, Inc., Camp Hill, PA
Corrine Syster, Instructional and Information
  Technology Librarian, MLIS, University of           Finance
  Pittsburgh; BA, The Pennsylvania State
  University                                          Chad Bowser, Representative, Primerica
Ronnice T. Terry, Transcript Evaluator, BS,             Financial Services, Fort Washington, PA
  Duquesne University; ASB, Central                   Michael S. Midtvedt, Sr., Financial Advisor,
  Pennsylvania Business School; The                     Prudential Securities, Lemoyne, PA
  Pennsylvania State University                       James Poole, Financial Advisor, PRIMERI-
Richard Varmecky, CPA, Chief Financial                  CA Financial Services, Dillsburg, PA
  Officer, BA, St. Vincent College                    Management
Melissa Vayda, Vice President and Chief
  Academic Officer, EdD, Argosy University;           Kory Campbell, Assistant Manager, Wal-
  MA, The Pennsylvania State University;                Mart, Harrisburg, PA
  BA, Dickinson College                               Robert Crocket, Owner, Crocket Financial
Michelle S. Walter, Financial Planning                  Services, Williamsport, PA
  Coordinator, AS, Central Pennsylvania               Stephen Garrett, Agent/Trainor, American
  College                                               General INS, Montorsville, PA
Ron Wells, Facilities Services                        Robert Kelly, President, Faber Burner
Mary E. Wetzel, Marketing Services                      Company, Lock Haven, PA
  Director, BSEd, Shippensburg University
Betsy K. White, Administrative Assistant,             Marketing
  Academic Affairs
Sherry A. Youtz, Financial Aid Counselor,             Amy Beamer, Partner, Pavone, Harrisburg,
  BS, Elizabethtown College                            PA

Matthew Daughenbaugh, Circulation                    Craig Petrou, Web Master, PSECU,
 Marketing Supervisor, The Sentinel,                   Harrisburg, PA
 Carlisle, PA                                        Laura Sturgeon, Technical Illustrator/Writer
Matthew Potter, Senior Team Leader, Target             III, GGS Information Services, Inc., York,
 Stores, Harrisburg, PA                                PA

Office Administration
                                                     Law and Science
Andra Dobson, Manager, Administrative
  Services, Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Camp           Allied Health
  Hill, PA
Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino             John F. Andren, OD, Harrisburg, PA
  and Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA                   David M. Armesto, MD, Armesto Eye
Lori Gonsar, COBRA/401K Administrator,                 Associates, Mechanicsburg, PA
  Select Medical Corporation,                        Mark B. Cohen, OD, FAAO, Harrisburg, PA
  Mechanicsburg, PA                                  Charles E. Darowish, DO, FAAP, Darowish
Linda L. Ward, Supervisor, Pennsylvania Blue           and Associates, PC, Harrisburg, PA
  Shield, Camp Hill, PA                              Randolph Greber, OD, MS, FAAO, Greber
                                                       Associates, Harrisburg, PA
Travel and Tourism Operations                        Amanda Karl, CPC, Oculoplastic
                                                       Consultants, Harrisburg, PA
Elaine Balducci, Area Manager, SATO                  Joyce Morley, RN, Manager, Good Hope
  Travel, Alexandria, VA                               Family Physician, PC, Enola, PA
Harry Cheadle, CTC, AAA Travel,                      James Porubiansky, OD, Frackville, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                     Franklin T. Seidlich, MD, FACOG,
Margaret Richcreek, Owner, Richcreek                   Harrisburg, PA
  Vacation Center, Harrisburg, PA
Roxanne Steel, Business Development                  Physical Therapist Assistant
  Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami,
  FL                                                 Tamara L. Bronson, PT / Athletic Trainer,
                                                        Drayer Physical Therapy Institute,
                                                        Harrisburg, PA
General Education                                    Brian Cardin, PT, C.Ped., Cardin and Miller
                                                        Physical Therapy, Carlisle, PA
Dr. Iren Snavely, Librarian Supervisor I,
                                                     Jim Clahane, PT, Drayer Physical Therapy
  Access Services, State Library of
                                                        Institute, Harrisburg, PA
  Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Claudia Gazsi, PT, MHA, Assistant
Communications                                          Professor, Director of Clinical Education,
                                                        Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Matt Lane, Foundation Director, Central              Jennifer Harlacher, DPT, HealthSouth
  Penn College and VP of PRSA Central PA                Rehab Hospital of York, York, PA
  Chapter                                            Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Kauffman-
Liz Letcavage, Freelance Public Relations,              Gamber Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                     Patricia Rohde, PT, CCCE, PinnacleHealth
Kristin Wright, Anchor, abc27, Harrisburg,              Systems, Harrisburg, PA
  PA                                                 Jerry J. Smith, PTA / Clinical Marketing
                                                        Representative, Keystone Rehab Systems,
Digital Arts                                            Camp Hill, PA
Tom Castanzo, PrincipalPrimo 106,                    Criminal Justice
  Harrisburg, PA
Gabe Dunmier, Illustrator, GGS Information           Regina Bellish, Victims Compensation
  Services, Inc., York, PA                             Division, Pennsylvania Commission on
Chad Edwards, Executive Director, The                  Crime and Delinquency (PCCD),
  HBG Broadcast Network, Harrisburg, PA                Harrisburg, 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,
                                                       Naomi Atkins, Part-time Faculty, Central
  Pinnacle Health Systems, Harrisburg, PA
                                                          Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA
Beth Gardner, Department of Corrections,
                                                       Sheila Britt, Esq., Attorney, Dauphin County
  Division of
                                                          Domestic Relations, Harrisburg, PA
  Planning/Research/Statistics/Grants, Camp
                                                       Jennifer Brown, Paralegal, Surety
  Hill, PA
                                                          Administrators, Reading, PA
Sgt. Harold F. Hartman, Pennsylvania State
                                                       Brandi Buckles, Paralegal, PHEAA,
  Police (retired), Harrisburg, PA
                                                          Harrisburg, PA
Graham S. Hetrick, F.D., B.C.F.E., Dauphin
                                                       Rita Frealing-Shultz, Esq., Attorney-at-Law,
  County Coroner, Harrisburg, PA
                                                          Pennsylvania Department of Public
John Kilduff, Vice President, Pennsylvania
                                                          Welfare, Harrisburg, PA
  League of Credit Unions, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino &
Thomas R. Klinger, III, Federal Corrections
                                                          Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
  Specialist, Federal Bureau of Prisons,
                                                       Heidi Graybill, Paralegal, Post and Schell,
  Lewisburg, PA
                                                          Lancaster, PA
Christy J. McElhinny, Special Agent, Federal
                                                       Genesis Griffin, Paralegal, Nationwide
  Bureau of Probation and Parole,
                                                          Insurance, Harrisburg, PA
  Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Kelly J. Helsel, Paralegal, Fundamental
Dennis McMaster, Chief of Police, East
                                                          Administrative Services, Sparks, MD
  Pennsboro Township, Enola, PA
                                                       Joe Ricci, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Lavery,
William J. Page, Law Enforcement Instructor,
                                                          Faherty, Young & Patterson, Harrisburg,
  Cumberland Perry Area Vocational
  Technical School, Mechanicsburg, PA
                                                       Jean Shaw, Esq., Staff Attorney, Nationwide
Todd Rudy, Trooper, Pennsylvania State
                                                          Insurance Company, Harrisburg, PA
  Police, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Ty Trainor, Financial Consultant, Wienkin
Timothy Shellenberger, Corporate Director,
                                                          and Associates, Camp Hill, PA
  Safety and Security, Hershey
                                                       Amy Williams, Office Manager, Wix,
  Entertainment and Resort Company,
                                                          Wenger & Weidner, Harrisburg, PA
  Hershey, PA
Serell Ulrich, Part-time Faculty, Criminal
  Justice, Central Pennsylvania College,               Technology
  Summerdale, PA
                                                       Ebby Abraham, PA Department of
Legal Studies                                             Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Michael W. Bottomley, Senior Systems
Captain John Cherry, U.S. Marines, Judge                  Engineer, EDS, Camp Hill, PA
  Advocate on Active Duty, 4th Marine                  Joanne Stone Drabenstadt,
  Corp Recruiting District, New                           Supervisor/Secretary, House of
  Cumberland, PA                                          Representatives, Harrisburg, PA
Karen Comery, Senior Deputy Prosecutor,                Mark Foster, Foster Consulting, Harrisburg,
  Office of the District Attorney, York                   PA
  County, York, PA                                     Carl Heininger, CAIU, Summerdale, PA
Adam Goldfeder, Assistant Counsel, U.S.                Kathir Ramalingam, Hewlett Packard,
  Navy - Office of General Counsel,                       Harrisburg, PA
  Mechanicsburg, PA                                    Julie Snyder, Transfer Tech, Harrisburg, PA
Kathryn J. Peifer, Esq., Executive Director,           Greg Taylor, Tyco, Harrisburg, PA
  Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client                 Kerry Tenhuisen, Transfer Tech, Harrisburg,
  Security, Mechanicsburg, PA                             PA
Georgia Procope, Human Resource
  Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency, New
  Cumberland, PA
ACADEMIC CALENDAR                                    Summer Term 2009
                                                     Monday, July 6, 2009 - summer term begins
2008-2009                                            for evening students
Summer Term 2008                                     Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - summer term begins
Monday, July 7, 2008 - summer term begins            for day students
for evening students                                 Monday, July 13, 2009 - day classes follow
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - summer term begins         Tuesday schedule
for day students                                     Monday, September 7, 2009 - college closed -
Monday, July 14, 2008 - day classes follow           affected classes see Blackboard*
Tuesday schedule                                     Saturday, September 19, 2009 - summer term
Monday, September 1, 2008 - college closed -         ends
affected classes see Blackboard*
                                                     Fall Term 2009
Saturday, September 20, 2008 - summer term
                                                     Monday, October 5, 2009 - fall term begins
                                                     Thursday, November 26, 2009 - college closed
Fall Term 2008                                       - affected classes see Blackboard*
Monday, October 6, 2008 - fall term begins           Friday, November 27, 2009 - college closed -
Thursday, November 27, 2008 - college closed         affected classes see Blackboard*
- affected classes see Blackboard*                   Saturday, November 28, 2009 - college closed
Friday, November 28, 2008 - college closed -         - affected classes see Blackboard*
affected classes see Blackboard*                     Sunday, November 29, 2009 - college closed
Saturday, November 29, 2008 - college closed         Saturday, December 19, 2009 - fall term ends
- affected classes see Blackboard*
                                                     Winter Term 2010
Sunday, November 30, 2008 - college closed
                                                     Monday, January 4, 2010 - winter term begins
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - fall term ends
                                                     Saturday, March 20, 2010 - winter term ends
Winter Term 2009
                                                     Spring Term 2010
Monday, January 5, 2009 - winter term begins
                                                     Monday, April 5, 2010 - spring term begins
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - winter term ends
                                                     Monday, May 31, 2010 - college closed -
Spring Term 2009                                     affected classes see Blackboard*
Monday, April 6, 2009 - spring term begins           Saturday, June 19, 2010 - spring term ends
Monday, April 13, 2009 - college closed -            * Note: During holiday related closings students are
affected classes see Blackboard*                     responsible for Blackboard related course work. If your
Monday, May 25, 2009 - college closed -              class meeting time is impacted by a holiday closing,
affected classes see Blackboard*                     faculty will post an assignment online prior to the hol-
Saturday, June 20, 2009 - spring term ends           iday closing, with an indicated due date. Failure to
                                                     access and complete the assignment constitutes a failing
                                                     grade for the lesson and an absence. It is the student’s
                                                     responsibility to make sure he/she understands the
                                                     expectations of the faculty.

IMPORTANT DATES &                                   Career Expo – On-campus job fair for Central
                                                    Penn students and alumni.
                                                    Discovery Days – Prospective students get the
July 7, 2008 – New Student Move-in Day
                                                    chance to sit in on classes and tour the campus
July 8, 2008 – New Student Orientation
                                                    with a current student in their desired major.
July 12, 2008 – Showcase Saturday
July 23, 2008 – Part-time Job Fair                  Employer Mock Interview Program – An
August 16, 2008 – Saturday Visit Day                opportunity for senior students to engage in a
September 4, 2008 – Networking Reception            mock interview with area human resource pro-
September 27, 2008 – Saturday Visit Day             fessionals to enhance interview skills and
October 5, 2008 – New Student Move-in               network for employment opportunities.
October 6, 2008 – New Student Orientation
October 18, 2008 – Saturday Visit Day               Fall Harvest – Current students and their fam-
October 18, 2008 – Fall Harvest                     ilies, as well as, alumni celebrate Central Penn’s
October 29, 2008 – Fall Career Expo                 Homecoming and join the campus communi-
November 4, 2008 – Discovery Day                    ty for a fun-filled day.
November 15, 2008 – Fall Open House
December 13, 2008 – Saturday Visit Day              Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
January 5, 2009 – New Student Move-in Day           Days – A day of workshops for FBLA Clubs
January 5, 2009 – New Student Orientation           which include a keynote speaker, mini-ses-
January 17, 2009 – Saturday Visit Day               sions, lunch, and a tour of the campus.
February 5, 2009 – Discovery Day                    Pre-registration is required.
     (Student Shadow Day)                           Networking Reception – An opportunity for
February 16, 2009 – Winter Visit Day                students to engage in a business networking
March 14, 2009 – Saturday Visit Day                 experience with area human resource profes-
April 4, 2009 – Junior Reception                    sionals and alumni.
April 6, 2009 – New Student Move-in Day
April 6, 2009 – New Student Orientation             New Student Move-in – New resident stu-
April 17 & 18, 2009 – Closer Look Weekend           dents move into their campus residences.
April 23, 2009 – Networking Reception
May 1, 2009 – Commencement                          New Student Orientation – (Mandatory) New
May 13, 2009 – Business Partner of the Year         freshmen will receive workshops to orient
     Breakfast                                      them to the college campus and prepare them
May 16, 2009 – Saturday Visit Day                   for academic success.
June 13, 2009 – Saturday Visit Day                  Open House – Campus is open to the public
July 6, 2009 – New Student Move-in Day              for tours, program presentations, demonstra-
July 7, 2009 – New Student Orientation              tions, and question-and-answer sessions.
July 18, 2009 – Showcase Saturday
     (Summer Open House)                            Part-time Job Fair – A job fair, which intro-
August 15, 2009 – Saturday Visit Day                duces students to area employers seeking
                                                    part-time employees.
                                                    Placement Exams – These mandatory exams
                                                    are administered to deposited students attend-
                                                    ing Central Penn.
                                                    Visit Days – Saturday visits set aside for
                                                    prospective students and their families to visit
                                                    the campus and meet with the admissions
                                                    Showcase Saturday – Prospective students and
                                                    families can visit the campus and sit in on pro-
                                                    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                                                                     C
                                                                          Campus Life ................................................18
A                                                                         Campus Services ........................................20
Academic Calendar ..................................136                   Capstone/Internship ....................................27
Academic Degree Requirements ..........22, 35                             Car on Campus ..........................................24
Academic Dishonesty ..................................22                  Central Penn Experience, The ....................24
Academic Dismissal ....................................22                 Certificates ............................................35, 66
Academic Philosophy ....................................6                 Changing Your Major ................................24
Academic Probation ....................................22                 Class Scheduling ........................................24
Academic Programs ....................................35                  Class Size ....................................................24
Academic Progress ......................................22                Classroom Disruption ................................24
Academic Year/Day ....................................22                  Common Hour ..........................................33
Accounting and Advanced Accounting                                        Communications Program (Associate) ......54
  Certificate Programs ..............................66                   Computer Classrooms and Labs ................ 20
Accounting Program (Associate) ................54                         Computer Information Systems Program
Accounting Program (Bachelor) ................41                            (Associate) ..............................................55
Accreditations and Approvals ......................7                      Computer Services ......................................20
Admission Information ................................7                   Conduct ..................................................3, 24
Advisory Council ......................................133                Continuing Education ................................36
Alcohol-free and Drug-free Campus.......... 23                            Core Values ....................................................6
American Disabilities Act ..........................23                    Corporate Communications Program
Appearance Philosophy ..........................3, 23                       (Bachelor) ................................................44
Application Procedures ................................ 9                 Course Descriptions
Articulation Agreements ............................23                      Accounting ..............................................71
Associate Academic Planning                                                 Allied Health ..........................................72
  Pages ..............................................145, 147              Arts ..........................................................76
Associate in Applied Science Degree                                         Biology ....................................................76
  Requirements ....................................52, 53                   Business ..................................................77
Associate in Applied Science Degrees ........35                             Chemistry ................................................84
Associate in Science Degree                                                 Child Care Management ........................83
  Requirements ..........................................53                 Communications ....................................84
                                                                            Criminal Justice ......................................88
Associate in Science Degrees ................35, 54
                                                                            Digital Arts ............................................91
Attendance Philosophy ..........................3, 23
                                                                            English ....................................................94
Auditing ......................................................23           Geography ..............................................96
B                                                                           History ....................................................96
                                                                            Homeland Security ..............................101
Bachelor Academic Planning Pages ........143
                                                                            Honors ....................................................99
Bachelor of Science Degree
                                                                            Hotel Restaurant Management ............100
  Requirements ..........................................40                 Humanities ............................................102
Bachelor of Science Degrees ................35, 39                          Interdisciplinary Studies ........................103
Bills and Payments ......................................12                 Internships ............................................106
Blended Courses ..........................................24                Language ..............................................110
Board of Directors ....................................129                  Leadership ............................................106
Business Administration Program                                             Legal Studies/Paralegal ........................107
  (Bachelor) ................................................42             Mathematics ..........................................110
                                                                            Nursing ..................................................112
                                                                            Office Administration ..........................113
                                                                            Optometric Technician ........................114
                                                                            Philosophy ............................................ 114
  Physical Development ..........................114                          Graduation Fee ............................................13
  Physical Therapist Assistant ................117                            Grievance Policies ......................................27
  Political Science ....................................115
  Psychology..............................................116                 H
  Science ..................................................118               History of Central Penn ................................5
  Sociology ..............................................119                 Homeland Security Management Program
  Student Success ....................................120                       (Bachelor) ................................................46
  Technology ............................................120                  Housing ........................................................19
  Travel ....................................................126              Housing Procedures ......................................9
Course Load ................................................25                Housing Security Deposit ..........................12
Craiger C. Parker Leadership Recognition                                      Human Resources Certificate Programs ....67
  Program, The .......................................... 33
Credit Hour Definition ..............................25                       I
Credit-by-examination Policies ..................25                           Important Dates & Events ......................137
Criminal Justice Administration Program                                       Incomplete Grades ......................................22
  (Bachelor) ................................................45               Information Technology Program
Criminal Justice Program (Associate) ........56                                 (Bachelor) ................................................47
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) ..25                                     Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program ..68
Customer Satisfaction ..................................25                    International Student Application ..............10
                                                                              Internship/Capstone ..................................27
Dean’s List ..................................................26              L
Degree Requirements ............................35, 37                        Leadership Across the Curriculum ............32
Digital Arts Program (Associate) .............. 57                            Leadership Honor Academy ......................33
Directions to Central Penn ......................138                          Legal Studies Program (Bachelor) ..............49
Directories ................................................129               Library ........................................................21
Dropping or Adding Courses ....................26                             Lifelong Learning ................................10, 27
Drug-free Schools and Communities Act                                         M
  Amendments ..........................................29                     Marketing Program (Associate) ..................58
Dual Enrollment ........................................ 26                   Medical Assisting Program (Associate) ......59
E                                                                             Message from the President ..........................4
Early Warning ............................................26                  Midterm Warning ......................................27
Employment After Graduation ..................20                              Mission ..........................................................6
Entrepreneurship and Small Business                                           O
  Program (Associate) ................................57                      Off-site Courses ..........................................28
F                                                                             Office Administration Program
Faculty ......................................................129               (Associate) ..............................................60
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act                                       Online Courses ............................................27
  (FERPA) ................................................29                  P
Fees ..............................................................12         Paralegal Program (Associate) ....................61
Financial Aid ..............................................14                Part-time Employment ..............................21
Financial Information ................................12                      Philosophies and Policies ............................22
Forensic Criminalistics Certificate                                           Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  Programs ................................................66                   (Associate) ..............................................62
G                                                                             Physically Challenged Accommodations ....19
Grade Level Advancement Policy ..............18
Grades ........................................................26

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Reacceptance ..............................................28           Textbooks ....................................................13
Readmission ................................................28          Transfer Student Application Procedures ....11
Refresher Training ......................................28             Travel and Tourism Operations Program
Refund and Distribution Policy ..................13                       (Associate) ................................................63
Registration ................................................28         Tuition ..........................................................12
Registration Fee ..........................................12
Repeating Courses ...................................... 28
                                                                        Undeclared Major ........................................28
Roommates ..................................................19
                                                                        Uniforms ......................................................13
Scholarships ................................................17
                                                                        Vision ............................................................6
Smarthinking ..............................................21
Special Academic Opportunities ................28                       W
Standardized Testing After Admission ......10                           Withdrawal ..................................................29
Student / Technology Fee ..........................12
Student Activities ........................................19
Student Assistance........................................21
Student Assistance Center ..........................21
Student Definitions ........................................7
Student Leadership Training Institute ........33
Student Services Counseling........................22
Student Services Philosophy ........................18
Student Tutors..............................................21

                               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; either IDS100 or IDS105 and 9 additional
credits – at least 6 of which must be taken at the 200 level or higher

 Course Number                  Course Name                Prerequisites    Credits     Grade
  IDS100 or                  Freshman Seminar or                              3
  IDS105                     College Success Seminar

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               Prerequisites   Credits   Grade

Concentration Requirements: credits vary
Course Number            Course Name               Prerequisites   Credits   Grade

                        Associate in Science Degrees and
                      Associate in Applied Science Degree in
                           Physical Therapist Assistant
                             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; either IDS100 or IDS105 and 6 additional
credits; 3 credits at the 200 level or higher

 Course Number                  Course Name                Prerequisites     Credits    Grade
  IDS100 or                  Freshman Seminar or                                3
  IDS105                     College Success Seminar

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               Prerequisites   Credits   Grade

                   Associate in Applied Science Degree in
           Digital Arts, Medical Assisting, Office Administration,
                    and Travel and Tourism Operations
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES
  *Associate of Applied Science degree students must limit the number of online courses to not
exceed 29 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: 9 credits; ENG100, 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
  ENG200                  English Composition II            ENG100           3

Required Social Science Credits: 6 credits; either IDS100 or IDS105 and 3 additional credits
 Course Number                 Course Name                Prerequisites   Credits   Grade
  IDS100 or                 Freshman Seminar or                             3
  IDS105                    College Success Seminar

Math and Science: 6 credits; 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science
 Course Number                 Course Name                Prerequisites   Credits   Grade

General Education Electives: 3 credits
 Course Number                 Course Name                Prerequisites   Credits   Grade

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




                             2009-2010 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

                      JULY 2009                         AUGUST 2009                   SEPTEMBER 2009
Summer Term

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Fall Term

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                25 26 27 28 29 30     31      29 30                                27 28 29 30 31

                     JANUARY 2010                   FEBRUARY 2010                       MARCH 2010
Winter Term

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                24 25 26 27 28 29 30           28                                  28 29 30 31

                         APRIL 2010                      MAY 2010                        JUNE 2010
Spring Term

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                25 26    27 28 29 30           23   24 25   26   27   28 29        27 28 29 30
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              Summer Term:
                Evening Students Begin: Monday, July 6, 2009       End: Saturday, September 19, 2009
                Day Students     Begin: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 End: Saturday, September 19, 2009
                                 Monday, July 13, 2009 - Day classes follow Tuesday schedule
                                 Monday, September 7, 2009 - Labor Day - College Closed - affected classes
                                 see Blackboard
              Fall Term:           Begin: Monday, October 5, 2009 End: Saturday, December 19, 2009
                                   Thursday - Sunday, November 26 - November 29, 2009
                                   Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
              Winter Term:         Begin: Monday, January 4, 2010         End: Saturday, March 20, 2010
              Spring Term:         Begin: Monday, April 5, 2010    End: Saturday, June 19, 2010
                                   Monday, May 31, 2010 - Memorial Day - College Closed -
                                   affected classes see Blackboard
                                              Central Pennsylvania College
                                           Campus on College Hill & Valley Roads
                                              Summerdale, PA 17093-0309