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					                     associate of aPPLied science degree
                                  accounting (203)
About Our Program
                                                                                                  LecLab Crse
                                                                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The accounting program provides stu-                 FiRST YEAR
dents with a systematic approach to prepar-              First Semester
ing, analyzing, and tracking financial infor-            ACC 2111 Principles of Acct. I            3 0 3
mation through the accounts and records of a             BUS 200 Principles of Mgt.                3 0 3
business. Students gain hands-on experience              ENG 111 College Composition I             3 0 3
using computer simulations and accounting
software, while developing skills of orga-               ITE 115 Intro to Computer
nizing, analyzing and interpreting financial                       Applications & Concepts         3 0 3
information. The program culminates with                 PSY 120 Human Relations                   3 0 3
the Seminar & Project class presented under              SDV 101 Orient. to Bus. Programs          1 0 1
the auspices of the Association of Certified                       Total                               16
Fraud Examiners and is an in-depth study of
“Fraud Examination.” Accounting classes are              Second Semester
available in a variety of formats, including             ACC 124 Payroll Accounting                3   0   3
on-campus, online and hybrid instruction (a              ACC 2122 Principles of Acct. II           3   0   3
combination of on-campus class meetings                  ACC 215 Computerized Accounting           3   0   3
and online components).                                  ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software              3   0   3
Opportunities for Employment                             MTH 141 Business Mathematics I            3   0    3
                                                         BUS Elective                              3   0    3
    Employers want accountants who pos-
sess knowledge of business arithmetic and                          Total                                   18
bookkeeping procedures; professional ethics
and integrity; computer and communication                SECOND YEAR
skills. According to the Bureau of Labor                 Third Semester
Statistics, employment opportunities in ac-              ACC 219 Governmental & Not-
counting will grow much faster than average                        for-Profit Accounting           3   0   3
or 27% or more through 2014. Positions                   ACC 2213 Intermediate Acct. I             3   0   3
include, but are not limited to bookkeeper, ac-          ACC 231 Cost Accounting I                 3   0   3
counts receivable, accounts payable, payroll             BUS 241 Business Law I                    3   0   3
clerk, accounting manager or supervisor.                 HLT or PED                                1   0   1
                                                         Humanities Elective                       3   0   3
Opportunities for Advancement                            SDV 106 Prep for Employment               1   0    1
    Graduates of MECC’s Accounting pro-                            Total                                   17
gram who continue their education and get
a BS or BA degree, and gain experience can               Fourth Semester
advance to positions of internal auditor, con-           ACC 2225 Intermediate Acct. II            3 0 3
troller, fraud examiner, chief financial officer,
or vice-president of finance. A Certified Public         ACC 2614 Principles of Federal
Accountant requires a master’s degree in most                      Taxation I                      3   0   3
states in order to sit for the examination.              ACC 2985 Seminar & Project                3   0   3
                                                         BUS 236 Communications in Mgt.            3   0   3
                                                         ECO 120 Survey of Economics               3   0    3
Special Considerations                                   BUS Elective                              3   0    3
    Entry into the program requires the satis-                     Total                                   18
factory completion of four (4) units of high
school English and one (1) unit of high school           69 credits required to graduate
mathematics or their equivalent. Students                Note: For information regarding licenses or certi-
are required to take English and mathematics             fications, see page 13.
placement tests.                                         1
                                                           ACC 211 is pre-requisite for ACC 212, ACC 124
                                                         and ACC 215.
Program Contacts                                         2
                                                           ACC 212 is pre-requisite for ACC 221 and a co-
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean                                 requisite for ACC 219 and ACC 231.
Faculty Contact: Mr. Jim Bates                           3
                                                           ACC 221 is pre-requisite for ACC 222.
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                           4
                                                           ACC 261 has no re-requisite.
                                                         5
                                                           ACC 222 is co-requisite for ACC 298

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                                         certificate
                               accounting (202)
About Our Program                                                                        LecLab Crse
                                                                                         Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Accounting Certificate program is              FiRST YEAR
designed to prepare students for full-time             First Semester
employment as clerks in business or industrial         SDV 101 Orientation to Business
                                                                 Related Program          1 0 1
firms upon completion of the program.
                                                       ACC 211 Principles of
                                                                 Accounting I             3 0 3
Opportunities for Employment                           BUS 241 Business Law I             3 0 3
   A student who completes this program is             ENG 111 College Composition I      3 0 3
capable of performing the job skills normally          ITE 115 Intro to Computer
expected of a beginning clerk in that field.                     Apps and Concepts        3 0 3
Occupational goals include accounting clerk,           MTH 141 Business
                                                                 Mathematics I            3 0 3
bookkeeping data entry clerk, accounts pay-
                                                                 Total                        16
able accounts receivable or payroll clerk.
   The rapid changes in this field offer excel-        Second Semester
lent opportunity for advancement for those             ACC 124 Payroll Accounting         3 0 3
willing to continue their education.                   ACC 212 Principles of
                                                                Accounting II             3 0 3
Special Considerations                                 ACC 215 Computerized
                                                                Accounting                3 0 3
   In addition to the general admissions
                                                       ACC 261 Principles of Federal
requirements established for the College,                       Taxation I                3 0 3
students will be required to take English and          ACC 231 Cost Accunting I           3 0 3
mathematics placement tests. Developmental                      Total                         15
classes in these areas may be required.
                                                       31 credits required to graduate
Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contact: Mr. Jim Bates
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall




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                                          certificate
                  administration of JusticeTP (406)
About Our Program                                                                             LecLab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Administration of Justice Certificate          General Education
was developed out of the expressed needs of            ENG 111 College Composition I    3 0 3
local law enforcement, other police science            or ENG 100Basic Occ. Communication
agencies and correctional institutions. The            1
                                                        Social Science Elective         3 0 3
Certificate in Administration of Justice is            SDV 100 College Success Skills   1 0 1
designed to enhance the job performance                           Total                     7
of existing criminal justice personnel and
to provide basic education for prospective             Core Courses
officers and professionals. The Certificate            ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 0 3
                                                       ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3 0 3
allows specialization in one of two fields in
                                                       ADJ 168 Computer Applications
Law Enforcement or Corrections.                                   in ADJ                   2 2 3
    Approximately 2/3 of the program in-               or ITE 100 Intro. to Infor. Systems 3 0 3
cludes courses in administration of justice            ADJ 296 On-Site Training/Criminal
with the remaining courses in English and                         Justice                  0 15 3
the social sciences. Instruction will include          or ADJ 198 Seminar and Project      0 0 3
theory and practice found essential for suc-                      Total                        12
cess in law enforcement and corrections
positions.                                             Select One of the Options Below

Opportunities For Employment                           Corrections Option (406-01)
    Areas of employment enhanced by this cur-          ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice                3   0    3
                                                       ADJ 140 Intro to Corrections            3   0    3
riculum are commercial and industrial security
                                                       ADJ 146 Adult Correct. Institutions     3   0   3
officer, local, state, and federal law enforce-
                                                       ADJ 241 Correctional Law I              3   0   3
ment officer, or corrections personnel.                ADJ 246 Correctional Counseling         3   0   3
                                                                 Total                                 15
Opportunities For Advancement
    Successful completion of all course work           Law Enforcement Option (406-02)
in this certificate program is transferable to         ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization
the Protective Services Associate degree                        and Administration     3 0 3
programs.                                              ADJ 130 Intro to Criminal Law   3 0 3
                                                       ADJ 131 Legal Evidence          3 0 3
Special Considerations                                 ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for
    Students entering the Administration of                     Justice Personnel      3 0 3
Justice certificate are required to have a high        ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal
                                                                Investigation          3 0 3
school diploma or its equivalent. Students
                                                                Total                       15
who do not meet this requirement may be
required to enroll in the developmental stud-          34 credits required to graduate
ies program to correct these deficiencies.
                                                       1
                                                        by advisement
Program Contacts
Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean                               TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Robert England,                  tive; please see your advisor for additional
Ms. Cindy Ringley                                      information.
Location: Armory


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                    associate of aPPLied science degree
   administratiVe suPPort technoLogyTP (298)
About Our Program                                                                            LecLab Crse
                                                                                             Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Administrative Support Technology              FiRST YEAR
Major is designed to prepare individuals for           First Semester
positions in an office and/or to update skills         AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills    3   0    3
of office workers. The program provides the            AST 141 Word Processing I              3   0    3
knowledge and skills necessary for effective           ENG 111 College Composition I          3   0    3
job performance in office administrative sup-          HLT or PED Elective                    1   0    1
port positions. In addition, the program helps         ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems          3   0    3
prepare individuals for MCAS (Microsoft                PSY 120 Human Relations                3   0    3
Certified Application Specialist) and Certified        SDV 101 Orientation to Business
Administrative Professional (CAP).                               Programs                     1 0 1
                                                                 Total                            17
Opportunities for Employment
    Administrative Support Technologists               Second Semester
work in office support positions and per-              ACC 105 Office Accounting              3   0    3
form a variety of office tasks. Employers              AST 137 Records Management             3   0    3
seek workers who have excellent computer               AST 238 Word Processing Advanced       3   0    3
application skills, communication and inter-           MTH 141 Business Math I                3   0    3
personal skills, decision making and critical          CST 1051 Oral Communications           3   0    3
thinking skills, and team-work skills. Job op-         Humanities Elective2                   3   0    3
portunities as executive secretary, administra-                  Total                                18
tive assistant, receptionist, word processing
specialist, and office support technician are          SECOND YEAR
available locally, regionally, and nationally.         Third Semester
                                                       AST 205 Business Communications 3          0    3
Special Considerations                                 AST 206 Professional Development 3         0    3
   Students are required to take English and           AST 236 Spec. Software Apps      3         0    3
mathematics placement tests. Developmental             AST 243 Office Administration I 3          0    3
classes in these areas may be required. Stu-           AST Elective                     2         0    2
dents may receive college credit for verified          BUS 241 Business Law I           3         0    3
on-the-job experience.                                 SDV 106 Prep for Employment      1         0    1
                                                                  Total                               18
Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean                               Fourth Semester
Faculty Contacts: Ms. Sabrina Ward,                    AST 108 Telephone Techniques           1   0   1
Ms. Jane Jones                                         AST 240 Machine Transcription          3   0   3
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                         AST 244 Office Administration II       3   0   3
                                                       AST 253 Desktop Publishing I           3   0   3
                                                       AST 290 Internship in AST              3   0   3
                                                       AST Elective                           3   0    3
                                                                 Total                                16

                                                       69 credits required to graduate
                                                       1
                                                        Students may substitute CST 100.
                                                       2
                                                        Consult with advisor.
                                                       TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                       tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                       information.




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                         associate of aPPLied science degree
             administratiVe suPPort technoLogy
              medicaL office sPeciaListTP (298-02)
About Our Program                                                                            LecLab Crse
                                                                                             Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Medical Office Specialist program is           First Year
designed to prepare individuals for adminis-           First Semester
trative support positions in medical offices.          AST 107 Editing/Proofreading           3   0    3
Individuals currently employed in medical              AST 141 Word Processing I              3   0    3
office positions will also benefit from the            ENG 111 College Composition I          3   0    3
program. The program includes courses to               HIM 111 Medical Terminology I          3   0    3
provide the knowledge and skills necessary             ITE 100 Intro/Info Systems             3   0    3
for effective job performance in entry-level           SDV 101 Orientation to Business
                                                                  Programs                    1 0 1
medical office administrative support posi-
                                                                  Total                           16
tions.
                                                       Second Semester
Opportunities for Employment                           ACC 105 Office Accounting              3 0 3
    Medical Office Specialists generally work          AST 137 Records Management             3 0 3
in hospitals, clinics, and private practice of-        AST 238 Word Processing
fices, assisting with billing and maintaining                   Advanced Operation            3   0   3
patient accounts, and performing general of-           HIM 112 Medical Terminology II         3   0   3
fice and routine administrative duties. These          Humanities Elective 1                  3   0   3
professionals exhibit expertise in professional        MTH 141 Business Math I                3   0   3
                                                                Total                                 18
conduct, telephone etiquette, computer ap-
plications, filing and records management,             SECOND YEAR
patient scheduling, and medical office man-            Third Semester
agement.                                               AST 205 Business Communications        3   0   3
                                                       AST 243 Office Administration I        3   0   3
Special Considerations                                 BUS 241 Business Law I                 3   0   3
   Students are required to take English and           PSY 120 Human Relations                3   0   3
mathematics placement tests. Developmental             HIM Elective                           3   0   3
classes in these areas may be required.                HLT or PE Elective                     1   0   1
                                                       SDV 106 Prep for Employment            1   0   1
   Students may receive college credit for
                                                                 Total                                17
verified on-the-job experience.
                                                       Fourth Semester
Program Contacts                                       AST 108 Telephone Techniques           1 0 1
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean                               AST 244 Office Administration II       3 0 3
Faculty Contacts: Ms. Sabrina Ward,                    AST 245 Medical Machine
Ms. Jane Jones                                                  Transcription                 3   0   3
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                         AST 253 Desktop Publishing I           3   0   3
                                                       AST 271 Medical Office Procedures      3   0   3
                                                       AST 290 Internship in AST              3   0   3
                                                       AST or HIM Elective                    2   0   2
                                                                Total                                 18

                                                       69 credits required to graduate
                                                       1
                                                        Consult with advisor.
                                                       TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                       tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                       information.


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                                        certificate
      air conditioning and refrigerationTP (903)
About Our Program                                                                           LecLab Crse
                                                                                            Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration              First Semester
program is designed to provide you with               AIR 111 Air Conditioning &
the job skills necessary for employment as                      Refrigeration Controls I     2 2 3
a beginning electrician or as repairer of air         AIR 121 Air Conditioning &
conditioning equipment. Special emphasis is                     Refrigeration I              3 3 4
placed upon the installation and repairing of         ELE 133 Practical Electricity I        2 2 3
residential and commercial air conditioning           ELE 150 A.C.& D.C. Circuit
units.                                                          Fundamentals                 3 2 4
    This program is offered during the day and        MTH 105 Survey of Technical
on a part-time basis in the evening.                            Mathematics I               2 0 2
                                                      SDV 100 College Success Skills        1 0 1
Opportunities for Employment                                    Total                       13 9 17
   The Certificate in Air Conditioning &
Refrigeration is designed to prepare you              Second Semester
                                                      AIR 112 Air Conditioning &
for occupations such as Air Conditioning
                                                               Refrigeration Controls II 2 2 3
Services & Installation Technician, or begin-
                                                      AIR 116 Duct Construction and
ning Electrician (residential, commercial or                   Maintenance               1 2 2
industrial wiring).                                   AIR 154 Heating Systems I          2 2 3
                                                      ELE 134 Practical Electricity II   2 2 3
Special Considerations                                ELE 135 National Electrical Code -
    Entry into this program requires the meet-                 Residential               2 4 4
ing of the general admission requirements             ENG 100 Basic Occupational
of the College. Technical courses and shop                     Communication             3 0 3
experience comprise the major part of the pro-                 Total                     12 12 18
gram. The remaining courses are in related
subjects and general education. Opportunities         Third Semester
for EPA and HVAC Technician Certification             AIR 235 Heat Pumps                 2 2         3
are available. Students should consult with           AIR 298 Seminar and Project        3 0         3
a faculty advisor and a College counselor in          ELE 110 Home Electric Power        2 2         3
planning an appropriate program.                      ELE 151 Electrical Troubleshooting 2 3          3
                                                      Social Science Elective            3 0          3
Program Contacts                                                 Total                   12 7        15
Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean
                                                      50 credits required to graduate
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Silas Qualls,
Mr. Jerry Ramey                                       TP
                                                        This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
Location: Armory                                      tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                      information.
                                                      Note: For information regarding licenses or
                                                      certifications see page 13.




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                                  career studies
      Career Studies include variable length              Career Studies Certificate Options:
programs for students. Options amount to                    Accounting
the equivalent of one or more semesters of full-            Administrative Correspondence Specialist
time community college work (9-29 credits).                 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
What is A Career Studies Certificate?                       Building Construction
      If you are seeking postsecondary educa-                 Carpentry Emphasis
tion programs that are less than conventional                 Electrical Emphasis
one- or two-year programs, MECC has what                      Pipefitting Emphasis
you are looking for. The Career Studies Cer-                  Welding Emphasis
tificate is a response to the non-conventional,             Call Center/Teleservices
short-term educational needs of individuals                 Child Development
who seek to upgrade occupational skills, learn                Infant & Toddler Option
new skills, or pursue specialized interests.                  Pre-School Option
      The Career Studies Certificate consists               Clinical Research Coordinator
of specialized program options. These                       Commercial Truck Driver
options represent a wide variety of career                  Computer Software Specialist
and academic interest course areas. Each                    Construction/Weatherization
option is intended to represent a minimum                   Corrections Management & Supervision
amount of college course work considered                    Electricity
representative of these fields of study and                 Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate
designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” to                 Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
meet minimum occupational or adult interest                 Energy Technology
requirements.                                                 HVAC Emphasis
Special Considerations                                        Electrical Emphasis
      To be admitted to a Career Studies Cer-               Forestry
tificate Program, one must meet the general                 Geographical Information Systems
requirements for admission to the College.                  Graphic Design
Some courses may require prerequisites or                   Health Sciences
demonstrated entry-level proficiency. Stu-                  Heavy Equipment Operator
dents lacking prerequisites or entry-level                  Help Desk Support
proficiency may be required to enroll in the                Industrial Supervision
developmental studies program or prerequi-                  Information Systems Technology
site course.                                                Information Technology Readiness
      The Career Studies Certificate includes               Landscape Gardening
selected specialized courses within each                    Law Enforcement Mgt. & Supervision
program option. The range of course credits                 Legal Office Assisting
varies among the program options from a                     Machinery Maintenance
minimum of nine semester credits to a maxi-                 Medical Records Technician
mum of twenty-nine semester credits. Upon                   Medical Transcriptionist
satisfactory completion of one of the program               Mining Certification
options, the graduate will receive the Career               Nursing Assistant
Studies Certificate. Students of the College                Office Automation Specialist
may earn more than one certificate as program               Old Time Music
option requirements are satisfied.                          Pharmacy Aide
      Career Studies program options will be                Phlebotomy
offered as community needs are identified                   Pre-Funeral Services
and institutional resources permit. Normally,               Real Estate
courses which are associated with the various               Retail Sales and Customer Service
program options may be offered when all of                  Small Business Management
the following conditions are met:                           Software Development I
    1. justifiable student enrollment                       Software Development II
    2. adequate facilities are available                    Wastewater Plant Operator
    3. qualified instructors are available                  Water Plant Operator
    4. adequate financial resources are available.          Welding Operator
      The College reserves the right to dis-                Wildlife Enforcement
continue any Career Studies option if student               Word Processing
interest does not justify its continuation.
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Career Studies (221-203-02)                                Career Studies (221-903-10)
              Accounting                                         Air Conditioning and
                                      LecLab Crse
                                      Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                  Refrigeration
First Semester                                                                                 LecLab Crse

ACC 211 Prin. of Accounting I          3 0 3
                                                                                               Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

BUS 241 Business Law I                 3 0 3               First Semester
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer                           AIR 111 A. C. & Refrigeration
          Applications & Concepts      3 0 3                         Controls I                 2 2 3
MTH 141 Business Math                  3 0 3               AIR 121 A.C & Refrigeration I        3 3 4
          Total                            12              IND 108 Tech Computer Apps           3 0 3
                                                                     Total                          10
Second Semester
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting             3   0   3           Second Semester
ACC 212 Prin. of Accounting II         3   0   3           AIR 112 Air Conditioning
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting        3   0   3                    Refrigeration Controls II 2 2 3
ACC 261 Prin. of Federal Taxation I    3   0   3           AIR 154 Heating Systems I          2 2 3
ACC 231 Cost Accounting                3   0   3                    Total                         6
         Total                                 15
                                                           Third Semester
27 credits required to graduate
                                                           AIR 235 Heat Pumps                 2 2 3
Faculty Contacts                                           AIR 298 Seminar & Project          3 0 3
Mr. Jim Bates                                              ELE 151 Electrical Troubleshooting 2 3 3
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                                      Total                         9

                                                           25 credits required to graduate
Career Studies (221-298-40)
        Administrative                                     Faculty Contacts
   Correspondence Specialist                               Mr. Jerry Ramey, Mr. Silas Qualls
                                      LecLab Crse          Location: Armory
                                      Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

First Semester
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading                               Career Studies (221-989-00)
          Skills                       3   0   3
AST 137 Records Management             3   0   3                 Building Construction
AST 141 Word Processing I              3   0   3                  Carpentry Emphasis
AST 206 Professional Development       3   0    3
                                                                                                Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                                Hrs. Hrs.Cr.
          Total                                12          First Semester
                                                           BLD 105 Shop Practices and
Second Semester                                                      Procedures              1      2 2
AST 205 Business Comm.                 3 0 3               BLD 110 Intro to Construction     3      0 3
AST 238 Word Processing                                    BLD 195 Topics in Communication
         Advanced                      3 0 3                         and Employability       1      0 1
AST 243 Office Administration I        3 0 3               BLD 149 Carpentry I               3      0 3
PSY 126 Psychology for Business                            BLD 184 Interior and Exterior
                                                                     Finishes                3      0 3
         & Industry                    3 0 3
                                                           BLD 187 Structure Completion      3      0 3
         Total                             12              BLD 195 Topics in Carpentry-
                                                                     Windows, Doors & Stairs 2      0 2
24 credits required to graduate                            BLD 249 Carpentry II              3      0 3
                                                                     Total                           20
Faculty Contacts
Ms. Sabrina Ward, Ms. Jane Jones,                          20 credits required to graduate
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
                                                           Contact:
                                                           Mr. Roger Greene
                                                           Location: Armory

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Career Studies (221-989-01)                            Career Studies (221-989-06)
        Electrical Emphasis Lec Lab Crse                         Welding Emphasis             Lec Lab Crse
                                   Hrs. Hrs.Cr.                                               Hrs. Hrs.Cr.

First Semester                                         First Semester
BLD 105 Shop Practices and                             BLD 105 Shop Practices and
          Procedures          1 2 2                              Procedures                  1 2 2
BLD 110 Intro to Construction 3 0 3                    BLD 110 Intro to Construction         3 0 3
BLD 195 Topics in Communication                        BLD 195 Topics in Communication
          and Employability        1 0 1                         and Employability           1    0   1
ELE 140 Basic Electricity and                          WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding       2    3   3
        Machinery                  3 2 4               WEL 115 Arc and Gas Welding           2    3   3
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I    2 2 3               WEL 123 Arc Welding I                 2    3   3
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II   2 2 3               WEL 124 Arc Welding II                2    3   3
ELE 173 Commercial Wiring                              WEL 126 Pipe Welding I                2    3    3
        Methods                    2 2 3                         Total                                21
        Total                          19
                                                       21 credits required to graduate
19 credits required to graduate
                                                       Career Studies (221-212-05)
Career Studies (221-989-06)                                 Call Center/TeleservicesTP
        Pipefitting Emphasis Lec Lab Crse                                                    Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                             Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                   Hrs. Hrs.Cr.        First Semester
First Semester                                         AST 117 Keyboarding for
BLD 105 Shop Practices and                                       Computer Use                1 0 1
          Procedures          1 2 2                    ITE 115 Introduction to Computer
BLD 110 Intro to Construction 3 0 3                              Applications & Concepts     3 0 3
BLD 195 Topics in Communication                        ITE 127 Beginning Windows             2 0 2
          and Employability        1 0 1               ITE 130 Intro to Internet Services    3 0 3
MEC 148 Industrial Pipefitting     3   0 3             ITE 182 User Support/Help Desk
MEC 195 Topics in Piping Systems 3     0 3                       Principles                  3 0 3
MEC 295 Topics in Threaded Pipe &                                Total                           12
        Underground Pipe
        Installation               3   0 3             Second Semester
WEL 129 Pipefitting & Fabrication 3    0 3             BUS 236 Comm. in Management           3 0 3
WEL 195 Topics in Pipefitting Power                    ITE 122 PC Hardware                   3 0 3
        Tools & Oxyfuel Cutting 2      0 2             ITN 101 Intro to Network Concepts     3 0 3
        Total                            20            MKT 110 Principles of Sales
                                                                and Marketing                3 0 3
20 credits required to graduate                        SDV 106 Preparation for
                                                                Employment                   1 0 1
                                                                Total                           13

                                                       25 credits required to graduate
                                                       TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                       tive: please see your advisor for additional
                                                       information.

                                                       Faculty Contacts
                                                       Mr. Fred Coeburn, Ms. Dana Crismond,
                                                       Ms. Fran Doyle, Mr. Nick Edwards,
                                                       Ms. Teri Lane
                                                       Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
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Career Studies (21-636-04)                              Career Studies (221-636-06)
        Child Development Lec Lab Crse                          Pre-School Option
                                   Hrs. Hrs. Cr.        CHD 118 Methods & Materials in
CHD 118 Methods & Materials in                                     Language Arts for
           Language Arts for                                       Young Children           2      2 3
           Young Children           2   2 3             CHD 120 Introduction to Early
CHD 120 Introduction to Early                                      Childhood Education      3      0 3
                                                        CHD 125 Creative Activities for
           Childhood Education      3   0 3
                                                                   Children                 2      2 3
CHD 125 Creative Activities for                         CHD 126 Science & Math Concepts
           Children                 2   2 3                        for Children             3      0 3
CHD 126 Science & Math Concepts                         CHD 165 Obser. Participation in
           for Children             3   0 3                        Early Childhood/Primary
CHD 165 Observ. and Participation                                  Settings                 1      6 3
           in Early Childhood/                          or CHD 215 Models of Early Childhood
           Primary Settings         1   6 3                        Education Programs       3      0 3
or CHD 215 Models of Early Childhood                    CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior
           Education Programs       3   0 3                        of Young Children        3      0 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior                            HLT 135 Child Health &
           of Young Children        3   0 3                        Nutrition                3      0 3
General Electives                   6   0 6             General Elective                    3      0 3
           Total                         24                        Total                             24

24 credits required to graduate                         24 credits required to graduate

                                                        Contact
Career Studies (221-636-04)                             Ms. Sue Ella Boatright-Wells
     Infant & Toddler Option                            Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall

CHD 118 Methods & Materials in
          Language Arts for                             Career Studies (221-152-08)
          Young Children          2     2 3                       Clinical Research
CHD 125 Creative Activities for
          Children                2     2 3                         Coordinator               Lec Lab Crse
CHD 165 Obser. Participation in                                                               Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

          Early Childhood/Primary                       HIM 130 Healthcare Information
          Settings                1     6 3                     Systems                    3       0 3
CHD 166 Infant & Toddler Prog.    3     0 3             HIM 150 Health Records Mgt.        3       0 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior                            HIM 215 Health Data Classification
          of Young Children       3     0 3                     Systems                    4       2 5
CHD 215 Models of Early Childhod                        HIM 220 Health Statistics          2       0 2
          Education Programs      3     0 3             HIM 253 Health Records Coding 4            0 4
HLT 135 Child Health & Nutrition 3      0 3                     Total                                17
General Elective                  3     0 3
          Total                           24            17 credits required to graduate

24 credits required to graduate                         Faculty Contacts
                                                        Ms. Kim Dorton, Ms. Sabrina Ward,
                                                        Ms. Jane Jones
                                                        Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall

                                                        The Clinical Research Coordinator Career
                                                        Studies Certificate is designed for those who
                                                        have existing training and/or experience in a
                                                        health care field and/or medical coding. Please
                                                        see an advisor for details.

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Career Studies (221-279-02)                                  Career Studies (221-989-10)
    Commercial Truck Driver Crse                              Construction/Weatherization
                        Lec Lab
                                        Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                                                Lec Lab Crse
First Semester                                                                                       Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

TRK 101 DOT Safety Rules &                                   IND 108     Tech Computer Apps      3 0 3
          Regulations            2 0 2                       MTH 105     Technical Math I        2 0 2
TRK 102 Preventive Maintenance for                           ENG 100     Basic Occu English      3 0 3
          Truck Driving          1 0 1                       BLD 105     Shop Practices & Proc   1 2 2
TRK 103 Tractor Trailer Driving  3 12 9                      BLD 110     Intro to Construction   3 0 3
GIS 195 Topics-Use of GPS Units 1 0 1                        BLD 195     Topics - Communication and
Second Semester                                                          Employability           1 0 1
HLT 1191 First Responder         3 0 3                       SDV 100     College Success Skills 1 0 1
          Total                      16                      AIR 281     Energy Management 1 2 3 3
                                                             BLD 195     Topics in Carpentry-
                                                                         Weatherization          2 3 3
16 credits required to graduate
                                                             BLD 197      Cooperative Education 0 15 3
                                                                         Total                       24
HLT 100 or EMS 101 may be substituted for HLT 119
1


                                                             24 credits required to graduate
Contacts
Ms. Kim Dorton, Mr. Tommy Clements                           Note: This programs enrollment is limited to
Location: Robb Hall                                          those students also enrolled in the Plugged in VA
                                                             Program.

Career Studies (221-299-00)
Computer Software SpecialistCrse                             Contacts
                       Lec Lab
                                            Hrs. Hrs.
                                                             Mr. Tommy Clements, Mr. Thomas Bush
            Cr.                                              Location: Armory
ITD 110 Web Page Design I          3         0 3
ITE 1151 Introduction to Computer                            Career Studies (221-462-88)
           Applications & Concepts 3         0 3
ITE 130 Intro to Internet Services 3         0 3              Corrections Management and
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software       3         0 3                       Supervision
ITE 1502 Desktop Database                                                                            Lec Lab Crse
           Software                3         0 3                                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
ITE 170 Multimedia Software        3         0 3             ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal
ITE 215 Adv. Computer Applications                                   Justice Professional             3 0 3
           and Integration         3         0    3          ADJ 198 Seminar and Project
ITN 171 Unix I                     3         0    3                  in Corrections                   4 0 4
ITP 120 Java Programming I         3         0    3          ADJ 241 Correctional Law                 3 0 3
or ITP 132 C++ Programming I       3         0    3          ADJ 245 Management of
           Total                                 27                  Correctional Facilities          3 0 3
                                                             ADJ 246 Correctional Counseling          3 0 3
27 credits required to graduate                                      Total                                16
1
  or verified competency through testing or work             16 credits required to graduate
experience
2
 ITE 115 & ITE 215 to be taken before ITE 150.               Faculty Contacts
NOTE: Students testing into ENG 1 must complete              Mr. Robert England, Ms. Cindy Ringley
before taking any of the above courses. Students             Location: Armory
testing into MTH 2 may only take ITE 115 before
completing MTH 2. This program is not necessarily
designed to be completed in 2 semesters.

Faculty Contacts
Mr. Fred Coeburn, Ms. Dana Crismond,
Ms. Fran Doyle, Mr. Nick Edwards,
Ms. Teri Lane
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall

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Career Studies (221-941-01)                               1
                                                           SDV 106 or 109 may be substituted for SDV 100
              Electricity                                 2
                                                           ITE 100 may be substituted for ITE 115
                                                          (preferred)
                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
First Semester
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I      2 2 3                Contact
ELE 150 AC & DC Circuit                                   Ms. Kim Dorton
          Fundamentals               3 2 4                Location: Robb Hall
IND 108 Technical Computer
          Applications               3 0 3
          Total                          10               Career Studies (221-146-05)
Second Semester
                                                                 Emergency Medical
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 2 2 3                         Technician - Paramedic* Crse
                                                                                    Lec Lab
ELE 135 National Electrical Code                                               Hrs.              Hrs. Cr.
         Residential             2 4 4                    First Semester (Summer)
         Total                       7                    EMS 213 ALS Skills Development 0 4 2
                                                          SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Third Semester                                                      Total                    3
AIR 235 Heat Pumps                 2 2 3
ELE 110 Home Electrical Power 2 2 3                       Second Semester (Fall)
ELE 151 Electrical Troubleshooting 2 3 3                  EMS 201 EMS Professional Dev.          2    0     2
         Total                         9                  EMS 205 Adv. Pathophysiology           3    0     3
                                                          EMS 207 Adv. Patient Assessment        2    2     3
26 credits required to graduate                           EMS 242 ALS Clin. Internship III       0    3     1
                                                          EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III       0    3     1
Faculty Contacts                                          EMS/FIR/HLT** Elective                 2    0     2
Mr. Silas Qualls, Mr. Jerry Ramey                                  Total                                    12
Location: Armory
                                                          Third Semester (Spring)
                                                          EMS 209 Adv. Pharmacology          3        2     4
Career Studies (221-146-03)                               EMS 211 Operations                 1        2     2
       Emergency Medical                                  EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV 0
                                                          EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV 0
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                            1
                                                                                                            1
     Technician intermediate Crse                         EMS/FIR/HLT** Elective             1        0     1
                          Lec Lab
                   Hrs.              Hrs. Cr.                      Total                                    9
First Semester (Summer)
EMS 111 EMT - Basic                  4 4 6                24 credits required to graduate
EMS 120 EMT - Basic Clinical         1 0 1                *Admission requirements for this career stud-
SDV 1001 College Success Skills      1 0 1                ies certificate include: (1) meeting eligibility
          Total                          8                requirements as stipulated by the Virginia Of-
                                                          fice of Medical Services; (2) being currently
Second Semester (Fall)                                    certified as an EMT-Intermediate; and (3)
ITE 1152 Intro to Computer Apps      3    0     3
                                                          having a minimum of three years experience
EMS 151 Intro to Adv. Life Support   3    2     4
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition        2    0     2         at the EMT-Intermediate level.
EMS 157 ALS - Trauma Care            2    2     3         **EMS 161, 163, 165, 168, and/or 169 are
EMS 170 ALS Internship I             0    3     1         recommended electives.
         Total                                  13
                                                          Contact
Third Semester (Spring)                                   Ms. Kim Dorton
EMS 155 ALS-Medical Care             3    2     4         Location: Robb Hall
EMS 159 EMS Special Populations      1    2     2
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II   0    3     1
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II      0    3     1
         Total                                  8
29 credits required to graduate

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Career Studies (221-820-01)                               Career Studies (221-820-05)
        Energy Technology Lec Lab Crse                            Electrical Emphasis Lec Lab Crse
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
MTH 105  Technical Math I         2       0    2          MTH 105    Technical Math I         2      0   2
SDV 100  College Success Skills   1       0    1          SDV 100    College Success Skills   1      0   1
AIR 281  Energy Management I      2       3    3          AIR 281    Energy Management I      2      3   3
ELE 140  Basic Elec & Machinery 3         2    4          ELE 140    Basic Elec & Machinery 3        2   4
ETR 218  Industrial Elec Circuits 3       3    4          ELE 239    Programmable Controllers 3      0   3
ENE 105  Solar Thermal Active and                         ENE 1101   Solar Power–Photovoltaic 3      3   4
         Passive Technology       3       3   4           ELE 178    Wind Power Generation 2         2   3
ENE 2301 Geothermal Applications 3        3    4                     Total                               20
ENE 1101 Solar Power–Photovoltaic 3       3   4
ELE 1781 Wind Power Generation 2          2    3          20 credits required to graduate
         Total                                29
                                                          Prerequisite ELE 140 or equivalent
                                                          1

29 credits required to graduate
                                                          Contact
Prerequisite ELE 157 or equivalent
1
                                                          Mr. Tommy Clements, Mr. Thomas Bush
                                                          Location: Armory
Contact
Mr. Tommy Clements, Mr. Thomas Bush
Location: Armory                                          Career Studies (221-328-01)
                                                                          Forestry              Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                                Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
Career Studies (221-820-06)                               AGR 205    Soil Fertility & Mgt.      2    2   3
          HVAC Emphasis                                   ENG 111    College Composition I      3    0   3
                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.        FOR 290    Internship                 0    8   4
MTH 105  Technical Math I            2    0    2          FOR 115    Dendrology                 3    3   4
SDV 100  College Success Skills      1    0    1          FOR 100    Introduction to Forestry   2    3   3
AIR 205  Hydronics and Zoning        3    3    4          FOR 201    Forest Mensuration I       3    3   4
AIR 281  Energy Management I         2    3    3          FOR 215    Silviculture               3    3   4
ELE 140  Basic Elec & Machinery      3    2    4          FOR 237    Wildlife Ecology           3    0   3
ENE 105  Solar Thermal Active and                                    Total                               28
         Passive Technology          3 3 4
ENE 2301 Geothermal Applications     3 3 4                28 credits required to graduate
         Total                           22
                                                          Faculty Contact
22 credits required to graduate                           Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya
                                                          Location: Godwin Hall
Prerequisite ELE 140 or equivalent
1



Contact
Mr. Tommy Clements, Mr. Thomas Bush
Location: Armory




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Career Studies (221-719-71)                                Career Studies (221-190-01)
           Geographical                                                  Health Sciences
       information Systems                                 This program is for individuals interested in a health
                                                           care career and will enable students to acquire an
                                                           academic foundation to continue their education in
                                      Lec Lab Crse
                                      Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

GIS 200    Geographical Info                               one of many health programs. Students are strongly
           Systems I                  3 2 4                encouraged to consult their academic advisor for
                                                           specific program requirements and preferred course
GIS 201 Geographical Info                                  substitutions.
           Systems II                 3 2 4                                                           Lec Lab Crse
GIS 205 GIS 3-Dimensional                                                                             Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

           Analysis                   3 2 4                First Semester
GIS 210 Understanding                                      BIO 1411 Human Anatomy
           Geographical Data          3 2 4                           & Physiology I                   3    3    4
GIS 215 GIS Software Platforms                             ENG 111 College Composition I               3    0    3
           and Applications           3 2 4                PSY 2312 Life Span Human Dev. I             3    0    3
or GIS 220 Intro to Urban &                                SDV 1003 College Success Skills             1    0    1
           Regional Planning          3 2 4                           Elective4                        3    0   3
or GIS 225 GIS Application for                                        Total                                     14
           Tax Assessors              3    2 4             Second Semester
CST 100 Intro to Public Speaking      3    0 3             BIO 142 Human Anatomy
CSC 195 Intro to PowerPoint           1    0 1                        & Physiology II                  3    3   4
or ITE 170 Multimedia Software        3    0 3             PSY 2322 Life Span Human Dev. II            3    0    3
           Total                          24/26                       Humanities Elective5             3    0    3
                                                                      Elective4                        3    0   3
24/26 credits required to graduate                                    Total                                     13
                                                           27 credits required to graduate
Contact
Ms. Sue Ella Boatright-Wells                               Contacts
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                             Mrs. Kim Dorton, Mr. Tommy Clements
                                                           Location: Robb Hall

Career Studies (221-514-35)
                                                           1
                                                            Students preparing for admission to PRACTI-
           Graphic Design                                  CAL NURSING or RESPIRATORY THERA-
                                      Lec Lab Crse         PY, please see your advisor before enrolling in
                                                           an anatomy course.
                                      Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

ART 101   History & Appr. of Art I    3    0   3           2
                                                            Please see your advisor. Other social science
ART 102   History & Appr. of Art II   3    0   3
                                                           electives may be substituted in some programs.
ART 121   Drawing                     3    0   3           3
                                                            SDV 104, 108, or 109 may be substituted for
ART 131   Design I                    3    0   3
                                                           SDV 100.
ART 132   Design II (3-D)             3    0   3           4
                                                            Please see your advisor for assistance in select-
ART 283   Computer Graphics I         4    0   4
                                                           ing the most beneficial electives for the health
ART 284   Computer Graphics II        4    0   4
                                                           program you are preparing to enter.
ENG 111   College Composition I       3    0   3           5
                                                            Please see your advisor for a list of acceptable
SDV 100   College Success Skills      1    0   1
                                                           humanities electives for the health program you
          Total                                27
                                                           are preparing to enter.
27 credits required to graduate

Faculty Contact
Ms. Alice Harrington
Location: Robb Hall




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Career Studies (221-899-34)                              Career Studies (221-991-07)
Heavy Equipment Operator Lec Lab Crse                           industrial Supervision Lab Crse
                                                                                     Lec
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                                                Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

HVE 161 Heavy Equipment                                  BUS 111 Principles of Supervision       3    0    3
         Operation I              2 15 7                 BUS 115 Organizational Behavior         3    0    3
DRF 169 Blueprint Reading for                            or BUS 200 Principles of Management     3    0    3
         Heavy Construction       1 22                   EMS 101 First Responder                 3    0    3
SAF 120 Safety and Health Standards:                     IND 101 Quality Assurance Tech I        3    0    3
         Regulations & Codes      3 03                   IND 137 Team Concepts and
SAF 127 Industrial Safety         2 02                              Problem Solving              3    0   3
HLT 1061 First Aid & Safety       2 02                   ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps          3    0   3
         Total                         16                or IND 108 Technical Computer App.      3    0   3
                                                         PSY 120 Human Relations                 3    0    3
16 credits required to graduate                          SAF 126 Prin. of Industrial Safety      3    0    3
                                                                    Total                                 24
1
 HLT 100, HLT 119, or EMS 101 may be
substituted for HLT 106.                                 24 credits required to graduate

Program Contacts                                         Program Contacts
Ms. Kim Dorton, Mr. Tommy Clements                       Mr. Tommy Clements
Location: Robb Hall                                      Faculty Contact: Dr. Wendell Fowler
                                                         Location: Armory

Career Studies (221-299-09)                              Career Studies (221-299-16)
        Help Desk Support Lec Lab Crse                   information Systems Technology
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                                               Lec Lab Crse
First Semester                                                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

ITE 215 Adv. Computer Literacy      3    0   3           ACC 1111 Accounting I             4          0 4
ITN 110 Client Operating System     3    0   3           ENG 111 College Composition I     3          0 3
ITN 115 Windows Server              3    0   3           ITE 115 Introduction to Computer
or ITN 171 Unix I                   3    0   3                    Applications & Concepts 3           0 3
ITD 130 Database Fundamentals       3    0   3           ITE 127 Microcomputer Software:
or ITE 150 Desktop Database Soft.   3    0   3                    Beginning Windows        2          0 2
           Total                             12          ITE 215 Adv. Computer Applications
                                                                  and Integration          3          0    3
Second Semester                                          ITP 112 Visual Basic.NET I        3          0    3
ITN 101 Intro to Network Concepts 3      0    3          ITP 132 C++ Programming I         3          0    3
BUS 106 Sec. Awareness for Mngrs. 3      0    3          ITP 251 Systems Analysis & Design 3          0   3
ITN 107 Pers Comp. Hdwr & Trblshtg 3     0   3                    Total                                   24
ITE 182 User Sup/Help Desk Princ 3       0    3
or ITN 195 MCDST Certification Prep 3    0    3          24 credits required to graduate
           Total                             12          1
                                                          ACC 211 may be substituted for ACC 111.
24 credits required to graduate                          NOTE: Students testing into ENG 1 must com-
                                                         plete it before taking any of the above courses.
Program prerequisite: Keyboarding                        Students testing into MTH 2 may only take
skills, iTE 115                                          ITE 115 before completing MTH 2.
                                                         This program is not necessarily designed to be
                                                         completed in two semesters.
Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff                                       Program Contacts
Faculty Contact: Mr. Fred Coeburn, Mr.                   Ms. Vickie Ratliff
Nick Edwards                                             Faculty Contacts: Ms. Dana Crismond, Ms.
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                           Fran Doyle, Mr. Nick Edwards, Ms. Teri Lane
                                                         Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall

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Career Studies (221-299-08)                               Career Studies (221-463-89)
     information Technology                               Law Enforcement Management
           Readiness                                            and Supervision
                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                            Lec Lab Crse
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                                                            Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
AST 101 Keyboarding I                3    2   3           ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Org.
AST 101 Keyboarding I                3    0   3                   & Administration I        3 0 3
AST 132 Word Processing I            1    0   1           ADJ 112 Law Enforcement Org.
AST 133 Word Processing II           1    0   1                   & Administration II       3 0 3
ITE 100 Intro to Information Sys.    3    0   3           ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal
SDV 101 Orientation to Business                                   Justice Professional      3 0 3
        Related Programs             1 0 1                ADJ 198 Seminar and Project in
SDV 107 Career Education             3 0 3                        Law Enforcement           4 0 4
        Total                          12                 ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for
                                                                  Justice Personnel         3 0 3
                                                                  Total                         16
ENG 100   Basic Occupational Com.    3    0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I     3    0 3             16 credits required to graduate
ITD 110   Web Page Design I          3    0 3
ITE 298   Seminar & Project          3    0 3             Faculty Contacts
          Total                            12             Mr. Robert England, Ms. Cindy Ringley
                                                          Location: Armory
24 credits required to graduate

Faculty Contact                                           Career Studies (221-260-01)
Vickie Ratliff, Dean                                             Legal Office Assisting
Business & IT Division
Location: Phillips Taylor Hall
                                                                                            Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                            Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                          First Semester
                                                          AST 141 Word Processing I         3    0 3
Career Studies (221-828-51)                               BUS 241 Business Law I            3    0 3
      Landscape Gardening                                 ENG 111 English Composition       3    0 3
                                     Lec Lab Crse         LGL 110 Introduction to Law & the
                                                                   Legal Assistant          3    0 3
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
First Semester
                                                          LGL 120 Legal Terminology         3    0 3
AGR 205 Soil Fertility & Mgt         2    2   3
                                                          SDV 101 Orientation to Business
ENG 111 College Composition I        3    0   3                    Programs                 1    0 1
HRT 115 Plant Propagation            2    2   3                    Total                           16
HRT 126 Home Landscaping             3    0    3
          Total                               12          Second Semester
                                                          AST 108 Telephone Techniques      1 0 1
Second Semester                                           AST 238 Word Processing
AGR 208 Insect Control               2   2 3                       Advanced Operations      3    0   3
ENV 290/296 Internship               0   0 3/4            LGL 117 Family Law                3    0   3
HRT 137 Env. Factors/Plant Grwth     3   0 3              LGL 230 Legal Transaction         3    0   3
HRT 225 Nursery/Garden Center Mgt    2   2 3              LGL 115 Real Estate Law           3    0   3
HRT 226 Greenhouse Mgt.              2   2 3                       Total                             13
            Total                        15/16
                                                          29 credits required to graduate
27/28 credits required to graduate
                                                          Faculty Contact
Faculty Contact
                                                          Ms. Beth Snodgrass
Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya
                                                          Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
Location: Godwin Hall




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Career Studies (221-985-52)                               Career Studies (221-286-01)
     Machinery Maintenance                                    Medical Transcriptionist Crse
                                                                                   Lec Lab
                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
ELE 156    Electrical Control Systems 2 2 3               First Semester
ELE 239    Programmable Controllers 3 0 3                 AST 141 Word Processing I         3      0 3
ETR 295    Technical Certification    5 0 5               AST 107 Editing/Proofreading
IND 137    Team Conc & Prob Solving 3 0 3                           Skills                  3      0   3
MIN 295    Topics in Mine Machinery                       AST 215 Medical Keyboarding       3      0   3
           Oper. & Maintenance        3 0 3               HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3          0    3
or IND 126 Maintenance Scheduling                         ITE 100 Intro/Information Systems 3      0    3
           and Planning               2 0 2                         Total                              15
MEC 266 Apps of Fluid Mechanics 3 0 3
WEL 100 Fundamentals/Welding 2 3 3                        Second Semester
           Total                       22/23              AST 245 Med Machine Transcrip.       3   0   3
                                                          AST 271 Medical Office Procedures    3   0   3
22/23 credits required to graduate                        HIM 112 Medical Terminology II       3   0   3
                                                          HLT 145 Ethics/Health Care Prsnl.    2   0    2
Faculty Contact                                           SDV 101 Orien to Business Prog       1   0    1
Dr. Wendell Fowler                                                 Total                               12
Location: Armory
                                                          27 credits required to graduate
Career Studies (221-285-73)
                                                          Faculty Contacts
  Medical Records Technician                              Ms. Sabrina Ward, Ms. Jane Jones
                        Lec Lab Crse
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.        Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
HIM 111   Medical Terminology        3 0 3
HIM 130   Healthcare Info Systems 3 0 3
HIM 150   Health Records Mgmt        3 0 3                Career Studies (221-985-55)
HIM 226   Legal Aspects of Health
          Record Documentation 2 0 2                             Mining Certification
HIM 230 Information Systems &                                                                 Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
          Tech in Health Care        3 0 3                EMS 101 First Responder         3        0 3
HIM 233 Elect Hlth Records Mgmt 3 0 3                     ETR 295 Mine Electrician
SDV 101 Orien to Business Prog 1 0 1                              Certification           5        0 5
  or 107 Career Education                                 IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem
          (Incumbent Workers)        1 0 1
                                                                  Solving                 3        0 3
ELECTiVES **
(Choose 9 credits from the approved electives)            MIN 116 Mine Diesel Engines     2        3 3
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Use 1 0 1                MIN 227 Explosives and Blasting
BUS 106 Secur Awareness for Mngrs 3 0 3                           Calibration             4        0 4
BUS 211 Managing Tech Resources 3 0 3                     MIN 228 Mine Foreman Training 3          3 4
HIM 101 Health Info Tech I           4 0 4                MIN 255 Elec./Elec. Control
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3 0 3                              Systems                 3        0 3
HIM 229 Perfor Imp in Hlth Care Set 2 0 2                         Total                              25
ITE 182 User Support/Help Desk Prin 3 0 3
          Total                           27              25 credits required to graduate

27 credits required to graduate                           Faculty Contact
                                                          Dr. Wendell Fowler
** Students should consult with their advisor
                                                          Location: Armory
to select from the approved electives for a
total of 9 credits.

Faculty Contacts
Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contacts: Jane Jones and Sabrina Ward
Location: Phillips Taylor Hall

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Career Studies (221-157-06)                                 Career Studies (221-529-30)
          Nursing Assistant            Lec Lab Crse
                                       Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                                      Old Time Music
                                                                                               Lec Lab Crse
First Semester                                                                                 Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

HCT 101 Health Care Tech I              3   0   3           SDV 107 Career Education         1 0 1
HCT 102 Health Care Technician II       2   6   4           HUM 195 Intro to Appalachian
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I           3   0   3                      Studies               2 2 3
HLT 1001 First Aid & CPR                3   0   3           MUS 133 Recording Sys Services I 2 2 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills          1   0    1          MUS 290 Internship in Recording 3 0 3
          Total                                 14
                                                            MUS 150 Old Time String Band     2 2 3
Second Semester                                             TRV 240 Festival Management      2 2 3
HCT 115 Med. Admin. Training            2   3   3           Two 3 credit Instrument CLasses  6 0 6
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II          3   0   3           MUS 168, MUS 169, MUS 170, MUS 171
HLT 121 Intro to Drug Use & Abuse       3   0   3           Electives (approved by advisor)  6 0 6
HLT 145 Ethics/Health Care Pers.        2   0   2           HUM, MUS, ENG 278, ENG 281
ITE 1152 Intro to Info Systems          3   0    3                     Total                     28
         Total                                  14

28 credits required to graduate                             28 credits required to graduate

1
 HLT 119 or EMS 101 may be substituted                      Contact
for HLT 100                                                 Ms. Sue Ella Boatright-Wells
2
 ITE 100 or HIM 130 may be substituted for                  Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
ITE 115

Contact
Ms. Kim Dorton                                              Career Studies (221-190-07)
Location: Robb Hall                                                   Pharmacy AideTP
                                                                                               Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                               Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

Career Studies (221-298-08)                                 First Semester
                                                            HIM 111 Medical Terminology I      3    0   3
         Office Automation                                  HLT 145 Ethics/Healthcare Prsnl.   2    0   2
             SpecialistTP                                   HLT 261 Basic Pharmacy I           3    0    3
                                       Lec Lab Crse
                                       Hrs. Hrs. Cr.        HLT 262 Basic Pharmacy II          3    0    3
AST 141 Word Processing I               3 0 3               SDV 100 College Success Skills     1    0    1
AST 236 Specialized Software                                          Total                             12
        Applications                    3 0 3
AST 238 Word Processing
                                                            Second Semester
        Advanced Operations             3   0   3
AST 253 Desktop Publishing              3   0   3           HIM 112 Medical Terminology II     3    0   3
AST 260 Presentation Software           3   0   3           HLT 105 CPR                        1    0   1
ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems           3   0   3           HLT 121 Intro/Drug Use & Abuse     3    0   3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software            3   0   3           ITE 1151 Intro to Info Systems     3    0   3
ITE 150 Desktop Database                                    MTH 126 Math for Allied Health     2    0   2
        Software                       3 0 3                           Total                            12
        Total                              24               24 credits required to graduate

24 credits required to graduate                             1
                                                             ITE 100 or HIM 130 may be substituted
                                                            for ITE 115
TP
  This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
tive: see your advisor for more information.
                                                            Contact
Faculty Contacts                                            Ms. Kim Dorton
Ms. Sabrina Ward, Ms. Jane Jones                            Location: Robb Hall
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
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Career Studies (221-151-02)                              Career Studies (221-155-02)
              Phlebotomy                                        Pre-Funeral ServicesLec Lab Crse
                                    Lec Lab Crse                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                         First Semester
First Semester
                                                         ACC 211 Prin of Accounting I          3 0 3
HIM 1111 Medical Terminology I       3   0   3           BUS 241 Business Law I                3 0 3
HLT 1002 First Aid & CPR             3   0    3          ENG 111 College Composition           3 0 3
HLT 145 Ethics/Healthcare Prsnl.     2   0    2          FNS 1211 Anatomy for Funeral
MDL 1051 Phlebotomy                  2   4   3                     Service I                   3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills       1   0   1           SDV 100 College Success Skills        1 0 1
          Total                              12                    Total                           13

Second Semester                                          Second Semester
ENG 1113 College Composition I       3   0   3           CHM 1102 General Chemistry            3 0 3
HIM 1121 Medical Terminology II      3   0   3           REL 2313 Religions of the World I     3 0 3
                                                         PSY 116 Psychology of Death and
ITE 1154 Intro to Info Systems       3   0   3
                                                                  Dying                        3 0 3
MDL 1061 Clinical Phlebotomy         2   6   4
                                                         SOC 200 Principles of Sociology       3 0 3
           Total                             13          CST 1004 Prin. of Public Speaking     3 0 3
25 credits required to graduate                                   Total                            15
1
 It is recommended that HIM 111 and 112 and              28 credits required to graduate
HLT 145 be completed prior to enrollment
in MDL 105. However, enrollment in MDL                   1
                                                          BIO 141, BIO 231, NAS 161 or NAS 171 may
105 may be allowed if the student is concur-             be substituted for FNS 121
rently enrolled in HIM 111 and HLT 145; and              2
                                                           CHM 101 or 111 may be substituted for
enrollment in MDL 106 may be allowed if                  CHM 110
both MDL 105, HIM 111 and HLT 145 have                   3
                                                          REL 230 or REL 232 may be substituted for
been successfully completed, and the student             REL 231
is concurrently enrolled in HIM 112. This                4
                                                          CST 105 may be substituted for CST 100
requirement may be waived for students who
hold a current medical certification such as
                                                         Program Contacts
R.N., L.P.N., E.M.T., or C.R.T.T. Check with
a program advisor for clarification.                     Ms. Kim Dorton, Mr. Tommy Clements
2
 HLT 119 or EMS 101 may be substituted                   Location: Robb Hall
for HLT 100
3
 ENG 115 may be substituted for ENG 111                  In addition to the above courses, JTCC’s de-
4
  ITE 100 or HIM 130 may be substituted                  gree curriculum requires an ITE elective, and
for ITE 115                                              a medical terminology elective. Pre-funeral
                                                         service students are advised to take ITE 115
                                                         and HIM 111 to satisfy these requirements.
Program Contacts
Ms. Kim Dorton, Mr. Tommy Clements
Location: Robb Hall




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Career Studies (221-273-01)                                  Career Studies (221-212-24)
               Real Estate                                                Small Business
                                                                          ManagementTP
                                        Lec Lab Crse
                                        Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
First Semester                                                                                     Lec Lab Crse

REA 1001 Principles of Real Estate       4   0    4
                                                                                                   Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                             First Semester
REA 2172 Real Estate Finance             3   0    3          ACC 111 Accounting I                   3   0    3
REA 2252 Real Property Mgt.              3   0    3          BUS 205 Human Resource Mgt.            3   0    3
General Education Elective               3   0    3          ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps         3   0    3
          Total                                  13          MKT 100 Principles of Marketing        3   0    3
                                                             SDV 106 Prep for Employment            1   0    1
Second Semester                                                        Total                                13
REA 2152 Real Estate Brokerage           3   0    3
REA 2162 Real Estate Appraisal           3   0    3          Second Semester
REA 2452 Real Estate Law                 3   0    3          ACC 124 Payroll Accounting             3   0    3
REA 2462 Real Estate Economics           3   0    3          BUS 165 Small Business Mgt.            3   0    3
         Total                                   12          ECO 120 Survey of Economics            3   0    3
                                                             MKT 282 Principles of E-Commerce       3   0    3
25 credits required to graduate                                       Total                                 12
1
 This courses are required for the licensing
examination for the Real Estate Sales License.               25 credits required to graduate
2
 These courses are required for the licensing ex-
amination for the Real Estate Brokers License.               TP
                                                               This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
Note: For information regarding licenses or                  tive; please see your advisor for additional
certifications, see page 13.                                 information.
Contact                                                      Faculty Contacts
Ms. Sue Ella Boatright-Wells,                                Ms. Fran Doyle
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                               Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall


Career Studies (221-212-23)                                  Career Studies (221-299-01)
          Retail Sales and                                         Software Development i Crse
         Customer ServiceTP
                                                                                      Lec Lab
                                                                                                   Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                        LecLab Crse          ITD 110    Web Design                  3   03
                                        Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                             ITD 134    Oracle PL/SQL Prog.         3   03
BUS 100    Intro to Business             3 0 3               ITN 171    Unix I                      3   03
BUS 111    Prin. of Supervision          3 0 3               ITP 100    Software Design             3   03
BUS 236    Comm. in Mgt.                 3 0 3               ITP 120    Java Programming I          3   03
IND 137    Team Concepts &                                   ITP 132    C++ Programming I           3   03
           Problem Solving               3   0    3                     Total                            18
MKT 100    Prin. of Marketing            3   0    3
MKT 110    Prin. of Selling              3   0    3          18 credits required to graduate
MKT 216    Retail Org. & Mgt.            3   0    3
MKT 282    Prin. of E-Commerce           3   0    3          Note: This program may require more than
SDV 106    Prep for Employment           1   0    1          two semesters to complete.
           Total                                 25
                                                             Faculty Contacts
25 credits required to graduate                              Mr. Fred Coeburn, Ms. Dana Crismond,
TP
  This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-              Ms. Fran Doyle, Mr. Nick Edwards,
tive: see your advisor for more information.                 Ms. Teri Lane
                                                             Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
Faculty Contacts
Ms. Fran Doyle
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall



                                                        33
Career Studies (221-299-02)                               Career Studies (221-828-67)
                          ii
    Software DevelopmentLec Lab Crse                             Water Plant Operator
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                                            Lec Lab Crse

ITP 140   Client Side Scripting       3   0   3
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

ITP 220   Java Programming II         3   0   3           ENV 108 Env. Microbiology            2 2 3
ITP 232   C++ Programming II          3   0   3           ENV 110 Intro to Water/Waste-
ITP 240   Server Side Scripting       3   0   3                   water Technology             3 0 3
ITP 298   Project Integration         5   0   5           ENV 115 Water Purification           2 2 3
          Total                               17          ENV 211 Sanitary Biology &
                                                                  Chemistry                    2   3    3
17 credits required to graduate                           CIV 240 Fluid Mech. Hydraulics       3   0    3
                                                          CIV 246 Water Resources Tech         2   3    3
Note: This program may require more than                  ENV 227 Environmental Law            3   0    3
two semesters to complete.                                ENV 290 Coordinated Internship
                                                                  in Water Plant Operator      0 0 4
Faculty Contacts                                                  Total                            25
Mr. Fred Coeburn, Ms. Dana Crismond,
Ms. Fran Doyle, Mr. Nick Edwards,
                                                          25 credits required to graduate
Ms. Teri Lane
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                            This program is intended for apprentices in
                                                          water plants. See faculty advisor for addi-
                                                          tional information.
Career Studies (221-828-68)                               Faculty Contacts
    Wastewater Plant Operator Crse                        Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya, Ms. Harrett Long,
                          Lec Lab
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.        Ms. Rosa-lee Cooke
ENV 108 Environmental                                     Location-: Godwin Hall
        Microbiology                  2 2 3
ENV 110 Intro to Water/
        Wastewater Technology         3 0 3               Career Studies (221-995-01)
ENV 149 Wastewater Treatment                                        Welding Operator Lec Lab Crse
        Plant Operation               2 2 3
ENV 211 Sanitary Biology &                                                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

        Chemistry                     2 3 3               First Semester
CIV 240 Fluid Mechanical                                  IND 108 Tech Computer Apps           3   0   3
        Hydraulics                    3 0 3               SDV 100 College Success Skills       1   0   1
CIV 246 Water Resources                                   WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding      2   3    3
        Technology                    2 3 3               WEL 123 Arc Welding I                2   3    3
ENV 227 Environmental Law             3 0 3                        Total                               10
ENV 290 Coordinated Internship in
        Wastewater Plant Operator     0 0 4               Second Semester
        Total                            25               WEL 124 Arc Welding II               2 3 3
25 credits required to graduate                           WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding            2 3 3
This program is intended for apprentices in               WEL 150 Welding Drawing &
wastewater plants. See faculty advisor for                         Interpretation              3 0 3
additional information.                                            Total                           9

Faculty Contacts                                          Third Semester
Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya, Ms. Harriett Long,                   WEL 126 Pipe Welding I         2 3 3
Ms. Rosa-lee Cooke                                        WEL 160 Semi-Automatic Welding
Location: Godwin Hall                                              Processes             2 3 3
                                                                   Total                     6

                                                          25 credits required to graduate
                                                          Faculty Contact
                                                          Mr. Paul Gilley
                                                          Location: Armory

                                                     34
Career Studies (221-463-30)
      Wildlife Enforcement Lab Crse
                         Lec
                                   Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

ADJ 130 Criminal Law                3 0 3
ADJ 236 Criminal Investigation      3 0 3
ADJ 296 Internship with Virginia
        Fish and Game               4 0 4
FOR 100 Intro to Forestry           3 0 3
FOR 237 Wildlife Ecology            3 0 3
        Total                           16

16 credits required to graduate

Faculty Contacts
Mr. Robert England, Ms. Cindy Ringley
Location: Armory


Career Studies (221-298-13)
         Word Processing           Lec Lab Crse
                                   Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
First Semester
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading
          Skills                  3     0 3
AST 108 Telephone Techniques 1          0 1
AST 141 Word Processing I         3     0 3
AST 154 Intro to Voice Recognition
          Software                2     0 2
AST 206 Professional Development 3      0 3
ITE 100 Intro to Information
          Systems                 3     0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1        0 1
          Total                           16


Second Semester
AST 236 Specialized Software
         Applications               3 0 3
AST 238 Word Processing
         Advanced Operations        3 0 3
AST 260 Presentation Software       3 0 3
AST 253 Desktop Publishing I        3 0 3
         Total                          12


28 credits required to graduate

Faculty Contacts
Ms. Sabrina Ward, Ms. Jane Jones
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall




                                                   35
                                       certificate
                      cLericaL assistantTP (218)
About Our Program                                                                           Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                            Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Clerical Assistant Certificate Program        First Semester
is designed to prepare persons for an entry-          AST 107 Editing/Proofreading
level position in an office. Keyboarding, fil-                  Skills                       3 0 3
ing, word processing, administrative support          AST 141 Word Processing I              3 0 3
technology courses, and general education             AST 206 Professional
courses provide individuals with the knowl-                     Development                  3 0 3
edge and skills necessary for performance             ENG 111 College Composition I          3 0 3
                                                      ITE 100 Intro to Information
in the workplace in the automated office
                                                                Systems                      3 0 3
today.                                                SDV 101 Orientation to Business
                                                                Programs                     1 0 1
Opportunities for Employment                                    Total                            16
    In the immediate area and throughout the
nation, business, industry, and government            Second Semester
offices have job opportunities for entry-level        AST 108 Telephone Techniques           1 0 1
office workers.                                       AST 137 Records Management             3 0 3
                                                      AST 238 Word Processing
Opportunities for Advancement                                   Advanced Operations          3   0   3
                                                      AST Elective                           3   0   3
    Opportunities for advancement are excel-
                                                      MTH 141 Business Mathematics I         3   0   3
lent for those willing to continue upgrading          PSY 120 Human Relations                3   0   3
their skills. The rapid pace of change allows                   Total                                16
advancement for those continuing their edu-
cation.                                               32 credits required to graduate

Special Considerations                                TP
                                                        This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
    Students are required to take English and         tive. Please see your advisor for additional
mathematics placement tests. Developmental            information.
classes in these areas may be required.
    Students may qualify for college credit
for verified on-the-job experience or courses
included in the college Tech Prep articulation
program.

Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contacts: Ms. Sabrina Ward,
Ms. Jane Jones
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall




                                                 36
                  associate of arts and sciences degrees
                   coLLege/uniVersity transfer
Credits required to graduate:                          Students planning to become teachers should
• Business Administration - 62 credits                 check the requirements of Teacher Education
• Education - 62 credits                               programs at four-year institutions.
• General Studies - 62 credits                             The Division of Student Services publish-
• Liberal Arts - 61 credits                            es and updates regularly the College Transfer
• Science - 63 credits                                 Guide, which is a tool to guide transferring
                                                       students in the selection of elective courses.
About Our Programs                                     This guide contains information on course
    The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree            equivalencies for the majority of institutions
programs of study are designed for students            to which MECC students transfer. Advisors
who plan to transfer to a four-year college or         can assist students with course selection,
university to complete a baccalaureate degree          including transfer electives, for schools not
program, usually the Bachelor of Arts or the           listed in the guide on a case-by-case basis.
Bachelor of Science degree. You are urged to
acquaint yourself with the requirements of the         Online Advising Worksheets
major department in the institution to which              Students planning to transfer can access
transfer is being considered and to work               advising worksheets online for a number of
closely with faculty advisors and counselors           four-year schools. Please see the link for
in planning an appropriate program.                    “Students” on the MECC homepage.
    The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree
also prepares you to enter pre-professional
programs in the areas of Dentistry, Law, Medi-
cal Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical
Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.

Special Considerations
    Entry into the programs requires the
satisfactory completion of four (4) units of
high school English, two (2) units of high
school algebra, one (1) unit of geometry,
one (1) unit of laboratory science, and one
(1) unit of social science or their equivalent.
Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected
by completing the appropriate developmental
studies courses.
    You are encouraged to check the math-
ematics requirements of the four-year college
or university to which you plan to transfer
to determine the appropriate courses to be
taken at MECC. In addition, you should
contact the appropriate four-year institution
to determine the transferability of electives.

                                                  37
College/University Transfer                                    College/University Transfer
    Business administration                                    generaL studies maJor (697)
         maJor (216)                                                                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                                         Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                          Lec Lab Crse
                                          Hrs. Hrs. Cr.        FiRST YEAR
FiRST YEAR                                                     First Semester
First Semester                                                 ENG 111 College Composition I              3   0   3
ENG 111 College Composition I             3    0   3           HIS       History (101 or 121) I           3   0   3
HIS       History (101 or 121) I          3    0   3           MTH       Mathematics (151 or 163)         3   0   3
MTH 163 Pre-Calculus I                    3    0   3           Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics) I         3   3   4
Science (Bio., Chem., or Physics) I       3    3   4           Elective3                                  3   0    3
Elective4                                 3    0   3           SDV 100 College Success Skills             1   0    1
SDV 100 College Success Skills            1    0   1                     Total                                    17
          Total                                    17          Second Semester
Second Semester                                                ENG 112 College Composition II             3   0   3
ENG 112 College Composition II            3    0   3           HIS       History (102 or 122) II          3   0   3
HIS       History (102 or 122) II         3    0   3           MTH4      Mathematics (152 or 164)         3   0   3
MTH 271 Applied Calculus I                3    0   3           Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics) II        3   3   4
Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics) II       3    3   4           College Transfer Elective                  3   0    3
PED3      Physical Education              0    2   1                     Total                                    16
          Total                                    14
                                                               SECOND YEAR
SECOND YEAR                                                    Third Semester
Third Semester
                                                               2
                                                                Approved Social Sciences                  3   0   3
ACC 211 Principles of Acct. I             3    0   3           Humanities Elective                        3   0   3
ECO 2011 Principles of Econ. I            3    0   3           PED1      Physical Education               0   2   1
ENG2      Literature (241, 243, or 251)   3    0   3           CST       Speech (100 or 105)              3   0   3
PED3      Physical Education              0    2   1           College Transfer Electives                 6   0    6
CST       Speech (100 or 105)             3    0   3                     Total                                    16
College Transfer Elective                 3    0   3           Fourth Semester
          Total                                    16          PED1      Physical Education               0   2    1
Fourth Semester
                                                               2
                                                                Approved Social Sciences                  3   0   3
ACC 212 Principles of Acct. II            3    0    3          Humanities Elective                        3   0    3
ECO 2021 Principles of Econ. II           3    0    3          College Transfer Electives                 6   0    6
ENG2      Literature (242, 244, or 252)   3    0   3                     Total                                    13
College Transfer Electives                6    0   6
          Total                                    15          62 credits required to graduate

62 credits required to graduate
                                                               1
                                                                 2-4 credits needed in Health or Physical Edu-
                                                               cation.
1
 In addition to the economics requirements for
                                                               2
                                                                 Students should consult the social science re-
the community colleges, students are advised                   quirements of the institution to which they are
to complete a Political Science and Psychology                 transferring. Social sciences include: Econom-
course, or a full year of a sophomore social                   ics, Political Science, Psychology, Geography,
science if required by the four-year college                   and Sociology.
or university to which you plan to transfer.
                                                               3
                                                                 Every student getting an Associate of Arts
2
 At least one semester of World Literature (ENG                and Sciences must demonstrate competency
251-252) is recommended.                                       in the basic use of computers by completing a
3
 2-4 credits needed in Health or Physical Education.           transferable ITE course, by satisfying the terms
4
  Every student getting an Associate of Arts                   of an articulation agreement, or by establishing
and Sciences must demonstrate competency                       competency on an assessment test.
in the basic use of computers by completing
                                                               4
                                                                 Students may select MTH 157 or MTH 271 if
a transferable ITE course, by satisfying the                   appropriate to their transfer institution. See advi-
terms of an articulation agreement, or by es-                  sor to select appropriate math sequence.
tablishing competency on an assessment test.
                                                               Program Contacts
Program Contacts                                               Ms. Carolyn H. Reynolds, Dean
Ms. Carolyn Reynolds, Dean                                     Dr. Ken Tucker
Mr. Jim Burns                                                  Location: Godwin Hall - Second Floor
Location: Godwin Hall-First Floor
                                                          38
College/University Transfer                                  College/University Transfer
     generaL studies maJor                                   Pre-teacher education maJor
    software engineering                                      PK-8, PK-6, middLe schooL
    sPeciaLization (697-09)             Lec Lab Crse
                                                                sPeciaL education (624)           Lec Lab Crse
                                        Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
FiRST YEAR                                                   FiRST YEAR
First Semester                                               Fall Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I            3   0   3           ENG 111 College Composition I         3 0 3
HIS 101 History of World Civ I           3   0   3           MTH 1511 Math for Liberal Arts I      3 0 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps           3   0   3           HIS 101 History of Western
MTH 273 Calculus I                       4   0   4                      Civilization               3 0 3
Approved Social Science Elective2        3   0   3           ITE 1151 Intro to Computer Applications
SDV 100 College Success Skills           1   0   1                      and Concepts               3 0 3
          Total                                  17          HLT/PED1 Health/Physical Educ.        2 0 2
Second Semester                                              SDV 100 College Success Skills        1 0 1
ENG 112 College Composition II           3   0    3                     Total                          15
HIS 102 History of World Civ II          3   0    3          Spring Semester
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics            3   0    3          ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 274 Calculus II                      4   0    4          MTH 1521 Mathematics for
Approved Social Science Elective2        3   0    3                     the Liberal Arts II        3 0 3
          Total                                  16          HIS 122 United States History
SECOND YEAR                                                  or 1021    History Elective           3 0 3
Third Semester                                               PLS 135 American National Politics
CST 100 Speech                           3   0   3           or 2111
                                                                        Political Science Elective 3 0 3
ENG 2xx English Survey                   3   0   3           ART/MUS/REL1 Humanities Elective 3 0 3
PED1      Physical Education             0   2   1                      Total                          15
PHY 241 University Physics I             4   3   4           SECOND YEAR
ITP 132 C++ Programming I                3   0   3           Fall Semester
MTH 275 Multivariable Calculus                               EDU 200 Intro to Teaching             3 0 3
          Linear Algebra                 4 0 4               HIS 121 U. S. History I               3 0 3
          Total                              18              ECO 201 Prin of Macroeconomics
Fourth Semester                                              or 2021    Prin of Economics I or II 3 0 3
ENG 2xx English Survey                   3   0    3          BIO 101 Biology I                     3 3 4
ITP 232 C++ Programming I                3   0    3          HUM Elective1                         3 0 3
MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics             4   0    4                     Total                          16
PED1      Physical Education             0   2   1           Spring Semester
PHY 242 University Physics II            4   3   4           GEO 210 Intro to Cultural Geography 3 0 3
          Total                                  15          BIO 102 Biology II or
                                                             or CHM 1011 General Chemistry I       3 3 4
66 credits required to graduate                              Elective1                             3 0 3
                                                             ENG1 ENG Survey                       3 0 3
1
 2 credits needed in Health or Physical Education.           CST 110 Intro to Speech Communication
2
 Students should consult the social science re-              or 1001    Speech Elective            3 0 3
quirements of the institution to which they are                         Total                          16
transferring. Social sciences include: Econom-
ics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology,               62 credits required to graduate
and Geography.
3
  Every student getting an Associate of Arts
                                                             1
                                                              Select according to requirements of transfer
and Sciences must demonstrate competency                     institution. Contact your advisor to determine
in the basic use of computers by completing a                appropriate course selections. Consult the
transferable ITE course, by satisfying the terms             MECC website for up-to-date guidelines on
of an articulation agreement, or by establishing             Teacher Education and for information related
competency on an assessment test.                            to the teaching profession.

Program Contacts                                             Program Contacts
Ms. Carolyn H. Reynolds, Dean                                Ms. Carolyn H. Reynolds, Dean
Dr. Ken Tucker                                               Ms. Tami Penley
Location: Godwin Hall - Second Floor                         Location: Godwin Hall - Second Floor

                                                        39
College/University Transfer
     science maJor (881)               Lec Lab Crse
                                       Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
FiRST YEAR
First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I          3    0    3
HIS       History (101 or 121) I       3    0    3
Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics) I     3    3    4
MTH 163 Pre-Calculus I or higher MTH   3    0    3
4
 Elective                              3    0   3
SDV 100 College Success Skills         1    0   1
          Total                                 17

Second Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3            0   3
HIS       History (102 or 122) II     3     0   3
Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics) II 3       3   4
MTH 164 Pre-Calculus II or higher MTH 3     0    3
CST       Speech (100 or 105)         3     0    3
          Total                                 16

SECOND YEAR
Third Semester
ENG1 Literature (241, 243, or 251) I 3      0   3
Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics) I 3        3   4
MTH 273 Calculus I or approved MTH 4        0   4
College Transfer Elective            3      0   3
PED2      Physical Education         0      2    1
          Total                                 15

Fourth Semester
ENG1 Literature (242, 244, or 252)  3       0   3
Science (Bio., Chem.,or Physics)II 3        3   4
MTH 274 Calculus II or approved MTH 4       0    4
3
 Approved Social Science            3       0   3
PED2 Physical Education             0       2    1
      Total                                     15

63 credits required to graduate
1
 At least one (1) semester of World Literature
(ENG 251-252) is recommended.
2
  2-4 credits needed in Health or Physical
Education.
3
  Students should consult the social sci-
ence requirements of the institution to
which they are transferring. Social sci-
ences include: Economics, Political Science,
Psychology, Geography, and Sociology.
4
 Every student getting an Associate of Arts
and Sciences must demonstrate competency
in the basic use of computers by completing
a transferable ITE course, by satisfying the
terms of an articulation agreement, or by es-
tablishing competency on an assessment test.

Program Contacts
Ms. Carolyn H. Reynolds, Dean
Dr. Carol Burkart
Location: Godwin Hall - Second Floor
                                                       40
College/University Transfer
     science - engineering                                 In partnership with the U.Va. Engineering
                                                         1

                                                         School’s PRODUCED in Virginia program,
    sPeciaLization (881-01)                              portions of the degree are delivered in the
                                    Lec Lab Crse
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                         VCCS using distance learning technology.
FiRST YEAR                                               See advisor for details.
First Semester
                                                         2
                                                          At least one (1) semester of World Literature
ENG 111 College Composition I       3    0   3           (ENG 251-252) is recommended.
HIS       History (101 or 121) I    3    0   3
                                                         3
                                                           Students should consult the social sci-
Science CHM III College Chem I      3    3   4           ence requirements of the institution to
MTH 177 Intro Linear Algebra        2    0   2           which they are transferring. Social sci-
MTH 273 Calculus I                  4    0   4           ences include: Economics, Political Science,
SDV 100 College Success Skills      1    0   1           Psychology, Geography, and Sociology.
          Total                              17
                                                         4
                                                           Every student getting an Associate of Arts
                                                         and Sciences must demonstrate competency
Second Semester                                          in the basic use of computers by completing
ENG 112 College Composition II      3    0   3           a transferable ITE course, by satisfying the
HIS      History (101 or 122)       3    0   3           terms of an articulation agreement, or by es-
EGR 140 Eng. Mechanics - Statics    3    0   3           tablishing competency on an assessment test.
MTH 274 Calculus II                 3    0   3
CST      Speech (100 or 105)        3    0   3           Program Contacts
EGR 120 Intro to Engineering        1    0    1          Ms. Carolyn H. Reynolds, Dean
         Total                               17          Mr. Chris Allgyer
                                                         Location: Godwin Hall - Second Floor
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
ENG1 Literature (241, 243, or 251) 2 3   0   3
Science PHY 241 Univ. Physics I      3   3   4
MTH 277 Vector Calculus              4   0   4
EGR 245 Eng. Mechanics - Dynamics 3      0   3
Approved Social Science3             3   0   3
PED       Physical Education         1   0   1
          Total                              18

Second Semester
ENG Literature (242, 244, or 252) 3      0   3
ITP 120 or 132 Computer Programming4 3   3    4
MTH 279 Ordinary Diff. Equations 4       0    4
Science PHY 242 Univ. Physics II 3       3    4
EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials       3   0    3
PED2 Physical Education              1   0   1
      Total                                  18

70 credits required to graduate




                                                    41
                   AssociAte of Applied science degree
      computer networking technologyTP (732)
About Our Program                                                                           LecLab Crse
                                                                                            Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Computer Networking Technology               FIRST YEAR
student will take course work in network             First Semester
infrastructure and internet working devices,         ENG 111 College Composition I      3        0    3
network operating systems, and network               ITE 115 Intro-Comp Apps/Concepts 3          0    3
management. These courses are designed               ITE 130 Intro to Internet Services 3        0    3
                                                     ITN 154 Networking Fund.-Cisco 3            2    4
to prepare students for employment in the            MTH Math Elective1                 3        0    3
computer networking field in such areas              SDV 101 Orientation to Business
as working for internet service providers,                    Programs                  1        0 1
information systems departments of private                    Total                                17
and public entities, and network integrators.
                                                     Second Semester
                                                     ENG 115 Technical Writing             3 0        3
Opportunities For Employment                         ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware
    The Associate of Applied Science degree                   & Troubleshooting            3 0       3
program in Computer Network Technology               IND 137 Team Concepts/Prob. Solving 3 0          3
is designed to prepare students to work in a         ITN 110 Client Operating Sys (XP Pro) 3 0        3
wide range of employment areas as network            ITN 155 Introductory Routing-Cisco 3 2           4
                                                              Total                                  16
installers, network administrators, network
planners, and network managers.                      SECOND YEAR
                                                     Third Semester
Opportunities For Advancement                        ITN 111 Server Administration
   Advancement is rapid in the growing                          (Server 2008)                3 0 3
computer network field. Students who                 ITN 156 Basic Switching and
                                                                Routing-Cisco                3 2 4
demonstrate a high level of competency and           ITN 211 Windows 2000 Network
who continue their training, can advance to                     Security Design              3   0    3
such positions as network engineering and            Humanities Elective                     3   0    3
supervisory positions.                               Social Science Elective                 3   0    3
                                                     SDV 106 Prep for Employment             1   0    1
Special Considerations                                          Total                                17
    Students are required to take English and        Fourth Semester
mathematics placement tests and correct any          ITE 2902 Coordinated Internship
deficiencies in the developmental studies                     in ITE                 3 0 3
program. Courses taken out of normal pro-            ITN 157 WAN Technologies-Cisco 3 2 4
gram sequence must have the approval of the          ITN 113 Active Directory
                                                              (Server 2008)          3 0 3
program advisor.
                                                     ITN 112 Network Infrastructure
                                                              (Server 2008)          3 0 3
Program Contacts                                     ITN 214 Messaging Server Administration
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Fred Coeburn,                           (Exchange 2007)        3 0 3
Ms. Dana Crismond, Ms. Fran Doyle,                   HLT or PE Elective              1 0 1
Mr. Nick Edwards, Ms. Teri Lane                                Total                      17
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                       67 credits required to graduate
                                                     1
                                                      The math elective must be satisfied by the MTH
                                                     105, 106 sequence, or MTH 151, or MTH 163.
                                                     2
                                                      Work components may be taken in the summer.
                                                      TP
                                                        This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                     tive; see your advisor for more information.
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                     AssociAte of Applied science degree
          computer softwAre speciAlist (222)
About Our Program                                                                             LecLab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
   The Associate of Applied Science degree               FIRST YEAR
program in Computer Software Specialist                  First Semester
is designed to prepare students to enter the             ENG 111 College Composition I         3 0 3
workforce as computer professionals trained              HTH or PE Elective                    1 0 1
in a variety of cutting-edge software pack-
                                                         ITD 110 Web Page Design I             3 0 3
ages. General and specialized computer
                                                         ITE 115 Introduction to Computer
courses with an emphasis in programming
and database applications are complemented                         Applications & Concepts     3 0 3
by general education courses. Students will              ITE 130 Intro to Internet Services    3 0 3
participate in a comprehensive program that              SDV 101 Orientation to Business
includes both classroom and lab instruction,                       Programs                    1 0 1
along with a work-based learning experience              MTH*       Math Elective              3 0 3
at an area business.                                               Total                           17

Opportunities for Employment                             Second Semester
   Job opportunities in the immediate                    ENG 115 Technical Writing             3   0   3
area and throughout the nation abound for                Humanities Elective                   3   0   3
students trained in computers. According to              ITN 101 Intro to Network Concepts     3   0   3
the Department of Labor’s web site, seven of             ITP 100 Software Design               3   0   3
the 30 fastest growing occupations through               ITP 120 Java Programming I            3   0   3
2012 will be in the computer field. Students             ITP 140 Client Side Scripting         3   0    3
completing this program will be qualified for                      Total                               18
the following positions: Computer Software
Specialist, Information Processing Specialist,           SECOND YEAR
Computer Lab Assistant, Help-Desk                        Third Semester
Technician, Database Operator/Manager,                   IND 137 Team Concepts and
Software Consultant, programmer, software                         Problem Solving              3   0   3
tester, and analyst.                                     ITE 150 Desktop Database Software     3   0   3
Opportunities for Advancement                            ITN 171 Unix I                        3   0   3
   Opportunities for advancement are                     ITP 132 C++ Programming I             3   0   3
excellent for those willing to continue their            ITP 220 Java Programming II           3   0    3
education and training. Students may wish to             SDV 106 Prep for Employment           1   0    1
enhance their advancement opportunities by                        Total                                16
pursuing certifications available from various
software vendors.                                        Fourth Semester
                                                         ITD 134 PL/SQL Programming        3       0    3
Special Considerations                                   ITP 232 C++ Programming II        3       0    3
    Entry into the program requires the                  ITP 240 Server Side Programming 3         0    3
satisfactory completion of four (4) units of high        ITP 251 Systems Analysis & Design 3       0   3
school English and one (1) unit of high school           ITP 298 Capstone                  3       0    3
mathematics or their equivalent. Students are            Social Science Elective           3       0    3
required to take English and mathematics                            Total                              18
placement tests.
                                                         69 credits required to graduate
Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Fred Coeburn,                      *The math elective must be satisfied by the
Ms. Dana Crismond, Ms. Fran Doyle,                       MTH 105, 106 sequence or MTH 151, 157
Mr. Nick Edwards, Ms. Teri Lane                          or 163.
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall

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                     AssociAte of Applied science degree
               computer-Aided drAfting And
                 design technologyTP (729)
About Our Program                                      completion of the requirements of the four
    Classes offered in the Computer-Aided              semester associate degree in less than four
Drafting & Design Technology Major pro-                semesters through the college articulation
gram will introduce you to architectural and           program. These course credits are earned by
mechanical design that will prepare you to             the validation of drafting skills learned in a
work as a drafts person. Approximately 1/2
                                                       vocational school or on-the-job experience.
of the courses taken are in drafting and design
                                                       Entry into the program requires regular appli-
technology. You will also take courses in
related areas and general education.                   cation to the College, regular Computer-Aid-
    We utilize CADD operations extensively.            ed Drafting & Design Technology program
Micro-Station PC, Auto CADD, and 3D soft-              requirements, and recommendations of the
ware programs are available to our students.           vocational drafting instructor or verification
These programs are the most widely used in             of basic skills by your employer.
industry in our service area.                              You should consult with a faculty advisor
    Computer-Aided Drafting & Design                   and the College counselor in planning your
Technology Major classes are available to              appropriate program.
evening students. Flexible class schedules
can be arranged to prevent conflict with your          TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
work schedule.                                         tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                       information.
Opportunities For Employment
    Successful completion of the Associate
of Applied Science degree in the Computer-             Program Contacts
Aided drafting & Design Technology Major               Faculty Contact: Mr. Jake Gilly
will prepare you for employment in areas               Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
in drafting and design including: mechani-
cal, architectural, structural steel, and civil
engineering.

Special Considerations
    Students are required to take English
and mathematics placement tests. It may be
required for you to correct any deficiencies
in the developmental studies program.
    You may not take a course out of nor-
mal sequence without the approval of your
instructor. Approval will be based on draft-
ing experience or drafting courses previ-
ously completed. Students not enrolled in
the Drafting curriculum, but wishing to take
Drafting courses must first obtain permission
of the instructor.
    The Computer-Aided Drafting & De-
sign Technology Major program allows the

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 Computer-Aided Drafting and                                          Mapping
    Design TechnologyTP                                         Specialization (729-01)
                                      LecLab Crse                                                LecLab Crse
                                      Hrs. Hrs. Cr.                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

FIRST YEAR                                                 FIRST YEAR
First Semester                                             First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I          3 0 3               ENG 111 College Composition I          3 0 3
Technical Elective*                        3               GIS 200 Geo Info Systems I             3 2 4
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint                                  DRF 160 Machine Blueprint
           Reading                     3 0 3                        Reading                       3 0 3
DRF 200 Survey of Computer-                                DRF 200 Survey of Computer-
           Aided Drafting (CAD)        3 2 4                        Aided Drafting                3 2 4
MTH 105 Technical Mathematics I        2 0 2               MTH 105 Technical Mathematics I        2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills         1 0 1               SDV 100 College Success Skills         1 0 1
           Total                           16                       Total                             17

Second Semester                                            Second Semester
Humanities Elective                    3 0 3               Humanities Elective                    3 0 3
DRF 127 Intro to Geometric Dimen                           GIS 201 Geo Info Systems II            3 2 4
           -sioning & Tolerancing      1 0 1               DRF 201 Computer Aided
Technical Elective*                    3 0 3                         Drafting                     2 2 3
DRF 201 CAD                            2 2 3               MEC 113 Materials and Processes
MEC 113 Materials and Processes                                      of Industry I                4 0 4
           of Industry I               4 0 4               MTH 106 Technical Mathematics II       2 0 2
MTH 106 Technical Mathematics II       2 0 2                         Total                            16
           Total                           16
                                                           SECOND YEAR
SECOND YEAR                                                Third Semester
Third Semester                                             ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I       2   3    3
ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I       2   3    3          CIV 171 Surveying I                    2   3    3
CIV 171 Surveying I                    2   3    3          DRF 231 Computer Aided Drafting I      2   2    3
DRF 231 Computer Aided Drafting I      2   2    3          HLT or PED                             1   0    1
HLT or PED                             1   0    1          Social Science Elective                3   0    3
Social Science Elective                3   0    3          IND 137 Team Concepts &
IND 137 Team Concepts &                                               Problem Solving             3 0 3
           Problem Solving             3 0 3                          Total                           16
           Total                           16
                                                           Fourth Semester
Fourth Semester                                            ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II      2   3   3
ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II      2   3   3           CIV 172 Surveying II                   2   3   3
CIV 172 Surveying II                   2   3   3           DRF 298 Seminar and Project            2   6   4
DRF 298 Seminar and Project            2   6   4           or DRF 290 Coordinated Internship      0   0    4
or GIS 200 Geo Info Systems I          3   2   4           DRF 232 Computer Aided Drafting II     2   2   3
or DRF 290 Coordinated Internship      0   0   4           DRF 233 Computer Aided Drafting III    1   3   2
DRF 232 Computer Aided Drafting II     2   2   3           GIS 233 Understanding Geo Data         3   2   4
DRF 233 Computer Aided Drafting III    1   3   2                      Total                               19
Elective                               3   0   3
           Total                               18          68 credits required to graduate

66 credits required to graduate

*Either 2 or 3 lecture hours and lab hours.


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                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
computerized mAnufActuring technologyTP (726)
About Our Program                                                                            LecLab Crse
                                                                                             Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
     The Manufacturing Technology major                First Semester
is a broad-based curriculum that prepares              DRF 160 Machine Blueprint
students for a variety of technical positions                   Reading                       3 0 3
within a manufacturing company. The                    ELE 140 Basic Electricity &
company that hires the graduate, teaches the                    Machinery                     3   2   4
special skills and knowledge needed to be              IND 108 Tech Comp Applications         3   0   3
successful within the company. The major               MEC 120 Prin. of Machine Tech.         2   2   3
is a combination of electrical and mechanical          MEC 155 Mechanisms                     1   2   2
technology. Students learn about manufac-              MTH 105 Survey of Tech Math I          2   0   2
turing and computer-aided industrial tech-             SDV 100 College Success Skills         1   0   1
nology. Students are prepared for such job                      Total                                 18
titles as: maintenance technician, mechani-
cal technician, electrical technician, quality         Second Semester
technician, computer technician, process               ELE 156 Electrical Control Systems     2 2 3
technician, and manufacturing technician.              ENG 111 College Composition I          3 0 3
                                                       IND 137 Team Concepts &
Opportunities for Employment                                    Problem Solving               3 0 3
    This major prepares graduates for growth           MEC 113 Materials & Processes
in the automated industry with each graduate                    of Industry                   4 0 4
expected to receive multiple job offerings. Ac-        MEC 266 App of Fluid Mechanics         3 0 3
cording to both national and state projections,        MTH 106 Survey of Tech Math II         2 0 2
75% of all manufacturing jobs will require                      Total                             18
technical training and academic prepara-
tion. The growth trend in the United States            Third Semester
manufacturing industries is toward automation          DRF 200 Survey of Computer-Aided
which will require a new technically trained                     Design                3          2   4
and oriented workforce.                                Health/Physical Education       1          0   1
                                                       IND 101 Quality Assurance Tech 3           0   3
Opportunities for Advancement                          IND 160 Intro to Robotics       3          0   3
    Advancement opportunities are excellent.           MEC 118 Automated Mfg. Tech     2          3    3
Graduates will receive excellent technical                       Total                                14
training and academic preparation. With
additional education and training, graduates           Fourth Semester
can move into engineering and management               ELE 239 Programmable
positions within a manufacturing company.                         Controllers                 3 0 3
                                                       Humanities Elective                    3 0 3
Special Considerations                                 IND 295 Computer Integrated
    Students are required to take English                         Projects I                  2 3 3
and mathematics placement tests. Due to                SAF 126 Industrial Safety              3 0 3
the rapid change of this major, students are           Social Science Elective                3 0 3
expected to take courses in the sequence they                     Total                           15
are listed and complete the major within two
years. This major demands good students                65 credits required to graduate
who genuinely like the technical area and
want to help industry solve problems and
                                                       TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
increase productivity.                                 tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                       information.
Program Contact
Faculty Contact: Dr. Wendell Fowler
Location: Armory

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                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
    computerized mAnufActuring technologyTP
electromechAnicAl technology speciAlizAtion (726-01)
About Our Program                                     Program Contact
    The Electromechanical Technology                  Faculty Contact: Dr. Wendell Fowler
Specialization of the Computerized Manu-              Location: Armory
facturing Technology program trains stu-
dents in various electrical, electronic, and                                                LecLab Crse
mechanical components of systems and,                                                       Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

upon successful completion, awards the As-            First Semester
sociate of Applied Science degree. Empha-             DRF 160 Machine Blueprint
sis is on programmable logic controllers,                        Reading                  3      0 3
motor controls piping systems, valves and             ELE 140 Basic Electricity &
related components, and process control-                         Machinery                3      2   4
lers. Computer skills and teamwork are also           IND 108 Tech Computer Apps.         3      0   3
emphasized in the program.                            MEC 120 Prin. of Machine Tech       2      2   3
    The electromechanical program will                MEC 155 Mechanisms                  1      2   2
provide students with the knowledge and               MTH 105 Survey of Tech Math I       2      0   2
skills necessary to assume employment as              SDV 100 College Success Skills      1      0    1
competent electromechanical technicians.                         Total                               18
The program was developed in cooperation              Second Semester
with Eastman Chemical Company. There                  ENG 111 College Composition I       3      0 3
are two tracks: 1) After the first year of the        ELE 156 Electrical Control
program students have the opportunity for                        Systems                  2      2 3
a one-year internship with Eastman after              IND 137 Team Concepts &
which they will return to MECC to finish                         Problem Solving          3      0 3
the AAS degree (3 years total), or 2) stu-            MEC 113 Materials & Processes
dents may elect to forego the internship at                      of Industry              4      0 4
                                                      MEC 266 Application of
Eastman and complete the AAS at MECC
                                                                 Fluid Mechanics          3      0 3
(2 years total). After completing the asso-
                                                      MTH 106 Survey of Tech Math II 2           0 2
ciate degree the student is eligible to begin
                                                                 Total                             18
the nationally recognized apprenticeship
                                                      Third Semester
program at Eastman.
                                                      ETR 218 Ind. Electronics Circuits 3        3 4
                                                      Health/Physical Education           1      0 1
Opportunities for Employment                          IND 101 Quality Assurance
    Companies need competent electrome-                          Technology               3      0 3
chanical technicians. The electromechani-             IND 125 Installation and Preventive
cal program was designed to meet this in-                        Maintenance              2      2 3
creasing need. The skills developed in this           MEC 205 Piping & Auxiliary
program will prepare students for jobs in                        Systems                  2      2 3
chemical processing, coal mines, power                           Total                             14
plants and manufacturing. Jobs are avail-             Fourth Semester
able as electro-mechanical technicians,               ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 3         0   3
engineering technicians, quality assurance            SAF 126 Industrial Safety           3      0   3
technicians and maintenance technicians.              Humanities Elective                 3      0   3
                                                      Welding Elective                    2      3   3
Special Considerations                                Social Science Elective             3      0   3
    Individuals who have taken courses at                        Total                               15
career centers or other work related train-
ing programs may be able to obtain articu-            65 credits required to graduate
lation credit for these courses. Dual enroll-
ment classes have been developed at local             TP
                                                        This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
vocational technical career centers and high          tive; please see your advisor for additional
schools.                                              information.
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                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
 computerized mAnufActuring technology
    industriAl electronics speciAlizAtion (726-02)
About Our Program                                    Program Contacts
    The Industrial Electronics specializa-           Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean
tion of the Computerized Manufacturing               Faculty Contact: Mr. Roger Greene
Technology major is designed to prepare              Location: Armory
students for employment in a wide variety
of settings. While the primary emphasis                                                  LecLab Crse
of the degree focuses on the industrial and                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

manufacturing areas, many graduates find             First Year Fall
employment in the health and service sec-            DRF 160 Machine Blueprint
tors as electronic or computer technicians.                     Reading                    3 0 3
Course work includes a strong emphasis               ELE 140 Basic Electricity and
                                                                Machinery                  3   2 4
in the computer technology field includ-
                                                     ENG 111 College Composition I         3   0 3
ing how to interface, upgrade and repair
                                                     IND 108 Computer Applications         3   0 3
computer related equipment and systems.              MTH 105 Survey of Tech Math I         2   0 2
Job titles for graduates include names such          SDV 100 College Success Skills        1   0 1
as electronic technician, electronic equip-                     Total                           16
ment repairer, quality assurance technician,
computer repair technician, process con-             First Year Spring
trol technician, engineering technician and          ELE 156 Electrical Motor Control      2 2 3
manufacturing technician.                            ETR 143 Devices & Applications I      2 3 3
                                                     ETR 168 Digital Circuit
Employment Outlook                                              Fundamentals               3 0 3
      The Bureau of labor Statistics, Oc-            IND 137 Team Concepts and
cupational Outlook Handbook lists jobs in                       Problem Solving            3 0 3
this category using the following descriptive        MTH 106 Survey of Tech Math II        2 0 2
headings; Engineering Technicians, Electri-          Humanities Elective                   3 0 3
cal and Electronic Installers and Repairers,                    Total                         17
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office
Machine Repairers, and Electronic Home               Second Year Fall
Entertainment Equipment Installers and               DRF 200 Survey of Computer-Aided
Repairers. Please use the descriptive terms                   Drafting & Design       3        2 4
shown to search on the following website to          ETR 218 Industrial Electronic
obtain more information concerning salaries,                  Circuits                3        3    4
job outlook and educational requirements             ETR 273 Computer Electronics I   3        3    4
typically required for employment in this            IND 160 Introduction to Robotics 3        0    3
field. http://www.bls.gov/oco/                       HLT/PED Elective                 1        0    1
                                                              Total                                16
Special Considerations                               Second Year
Students are required to take English and            ELE 239 Programmable
mathematics placement tests. Due to the                         Controllers                3 0 3
rapid change of this major, student’s are ex-        MEC 113 Materials and Processes
pected to take courses in the sequence they                     of Industry                4 0 4
are listed and complete the major within two         IND 295 Computer Integrated
years. This major demands good students                         Projects I                 2 3 3
who genuinely like the technical area and            SAF 126 Industrial Safety             3 0 3
want to help industry solve problems and             Social Science Elective               3 0 3
increase productivity.                                          Total                         16

                                                     65 Credits Required to Graduate

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                   AssociAte of Applied science degree
                   correctionAl servicesTP (462)                                                  LecLab Crse
                                                                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
About Our Program                                       FIRST YEAR
    At MECC you’ll find a fascinating and               First Semester
challenging Protective Services curriculum              ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 0 3
                                                        ADJ 140 Intro. to Corrections         3 0 3
that includes a major in Police Science                 ADJ 171 Forensic Science I            3 3 4
and Correctional Services. The program is               or         Science Elective           3 3 4
structured to prepare individuals for careers           ENG 111 College Composition I         3 0 3
in criminal justice, correctional services and          HLT or PED
related occupations.                                     or ADJ 127 or ADJ 138                2 0 2
                                                        SDV 100 College Success Skills        1 0 1
                                                                   Total                          16
Opportunities For Employment
    Job openings available in the protective            Second Semester
                                                        ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3 0 3
services fields include correctional officers in        ADJ 146 Adult Corrections Inst.       3 0 3
both adult or juvenile correctional facilities.         ADJ 245 Mgt., Correctional Facilities 3 0 3
                                                        ADJ 172 Forensic Science II           3 3 4
Opportunities For Advancement                            or        Science Elective           3 3 4
    This curriculum is designed primarily for           Humanities Elective                   3 0 3
                                                        ADJ 245 Management of
persons seeking full-time employment in the                        Correctional Facilities    3 0 3
correctional field upon graduation. Opportu-              or
nities may exist for graduates to continue their        ADJ 248 Probation, Parole, and
education. Please contact an ADJ advisor for                       Treatment                  3 0 3
more information.                                                  Total                          19
                                                        SECOND YEAR
Special Considerations                                  Third Semester
                                                        ADJ 241 Correctional Law              3 0 3
    Entry into the program requires taking the          ADJ 246 Correctional Counseling 3 0 3
English and mathematics placement tests. If             ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems         3 0 3
deficiencies are found, you will be required to         MTH 151 Math for Liberal Arts I       3 0 3
correct them by registering for developmental           or MTH 157 Elementary Stats           3 0 3
studies.                                                or MTH 163 Pre-Calculus I             3 0 3
                                                        or MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
    Each applicant must meet with the                   SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
College’s Protective Services faculty for a             or PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 0 3
personal interview.                                     Elective                              3 0 3
    Applicants not already employed in                             Total                          18
correctional services agencies employment.              Fourth Semester
These include: excellent moral character, no            ADJ 296 On-Site Training in
felony convictions or any crime involving                          Criminal Justice           0 15 3
                                                        or ADJ 198 Seminar and Project        3 0 3
moral turpitude, nor an excessive number of             ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for
traffic citations. A background investigation is                   Justice Personnel          3 0 3
normally conducted by the employing agency              ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice              3 0 3
to confirm these conditions.                            SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
                                                        or PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 0 3
                                                        CST 105 Oral Communication            3 0 3
Program Contacts                                        or CST 100 Principles/Public Speaking 3 0 3
Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean                                Elective                              3 0 3
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Robert England,                              Total                          18
Ms. Cynthia Ringley
Location: Armory                                        71 credits required to graduate
                                                        TP
                                                          This program is part of the Tech Prep Initiative;
                                                        see your advisor for additional information.

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                     AssociAte of Applied science degree
                 emergency medicAl services
                     technologyTP (146)
About Our Program                                          Regulations of the Board of Health
The purpose of this curriculum is to produce               Governing Emergency Medical Services.
competent entry-level Emergency Medical                2. Be a high school graduate or have
Technician-Paramedics (EMT-P) who can                      satisfactorily completed the GED.
service the community with advanced life               3. Have a current and valid certificate
support care via the Emergency Medical                     evidencing EMT-B, EMT-Enhanced,
Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon                        EMT-Intermediate certification in Virginia
successful completion of the program,                      pursuant to Section 12VAC5-30-290 of
students will be eligible for National Registry            the Rules and Regulations of the Board
testing and certification in the Commonwealth              of Health Governing Emergency Medical
of Virginia.                                               Services.
    This program is accredited by the Virginia         4. Possess and maintain current CPR
Office of Emergency Medical Services and                   certification.
is offered in conjunction with Southwest                   Additionally, a selection process is
Virginia and Virginia Highland Community               utilized to choose applicants for each year’s
Colleges. The program is also nationally               program. To be eligible for selection to the
accredited by the Committee on Accreditation           program, interested persons should complete
of Allied Health Educational Programs                  the following process by May 10:
(CAAHEP).                                              1. Submit a college admission application.
    Program Goals: After successfully                  2. Submit an application to the program
completing the program the graduate will                   (separate document) with required
be able to demonstrate: (1) the ability to                 attachments.
comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical           3. Take the Program Entrance Exam.
information relative to his role as an entry-          4. Take the COMPASS placement test (or
level paramedic; (2) technical proficiency                 submit ASSET, SAT or ACT scores).
in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of         5. Have transcripts of previous college
an entry-level paramedic; and (3) personal                 courses sent to MECC.
behaviors consistent with professional and                 After May 10th the first round of students
employer expectations for the entry-level              will be selected. Selection will be based
paramedic.                                             on previous college coursework, entrance
                                                       exam score, and college placement reading
Special Considerations                                 scores. A score of 61 on the COMPASS or
    The paramedic curriculum is an                     comparable score on the ASSET, SAT, or
academically rigorous program, but one                 ACT is required for first round selection.
having the potential to provide a rewarding            Should openings still be available, persons
career for participants.                               who apply or meet requirements after May
    Admission to the program will be governed          10, or score lower than the cut score on the
by the requirements for general admission              reading exam will be considered.
to the College and the Commonwealth of
Virginia Emergency Medical Services.                   Program Requirements
Individuals who have a felony conviction may           Physical Requirements:
not be eligible to take the certification exam.            This program requires extensive walking,
    Applicants must meet the following                 stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing
requirements:                                          stairs, and lifting and carrying requirements
1. Be at least 18 years of age by the beginning        of at least 125 pounds (56.8 kg); Motor
    of the program pursuant to Section                 coordination over uneven terrain is necessary to
    12VAC5-30-270A.1. of the Rules and                 assure the patient’s, EMT’s, Paramedic’s, and
                                                       other worker’s well being is not jeopardized.

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Academic Requirements:                                   Emergency Medical Services
    Any student receiving a grade of less                      TechnologyTP
than “C” in any of the required program
courses will be placed on Programmatic                                                            LecLab Crse

Academic Probation. The student will have
                                                                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                       First Semester (Summer)
the opportunity to repeat one course, and the          EMS 111 EMT - Basic                         4   4    6
repeated course must be completed with a               EMS 120 EMT-Basic Clinical                  1   0    1
final grade of “C” or better. A final grade of         ITE1      Computer Elective                 3   0    3
“F” in any required program coursework shall           SDV1002 College Success Skills              1   0    1
result in dismissal from the program.                            TOTAL                                     11
Clinical and Behavioral Requirements:
    Selected and supervised student clinical           Second Semester (Fall)
experience is required by the program and will         EMS 151 Intro to Adv. Life Support          3   2   4
be accomplished at selected, regional health           EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition               2   0   2
care facilities. The student is responsible            EMS 157 ALS - Trauma Care                   2   2   3
for transportation to these facilities, as well        EMS 170 ALS Internship I                    0   3   1
as to any scheduled field trips or combined            ENG 111 College Composition                 3   0   3
program classes. Program preceptors will                        TOTAL                                      13
observe and evaluate the student’s suitability
for the profession. If the student does not            Third Semester (Spring)
                                                       EMS 155 ALS - Medical Care                  3   2   4
exhibit those documented behaviors required
                                                       EMS 159 EMS Special Populations             1   2   2
of the EMS professional, the student may be
                                                       EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II          0   3   1
asked to withdraw from the program.                    EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II             0   3   1
Other Requirements:                                    Science Elective3                           3   3   4
    In addition to basic college costs such            Social Science Elective4                    3   0   3
as tuition and fees, this program requires                        TOTAL                                    15
expenditures for uniforms, books, liability
insurance, drug and background screenings,             Fourth Semester (Fall)
CPR certification, immunizations and                   EMS 201 EMS Professional Dev.               2   0    2
physical, and some medical equipment items.            EMS 205 Adv. Pathophysiology                3   0    3
Students are also responsible for their own            EMS 207 Adv. Patient Assessment             2   2    3
transportation to clinical sites.                      EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III         0   3    1
    Applicants accepted to the program are             EMS 243 ALS Field Inernship III             0   3    1
required to submit a health certificate signed         EMS/FIR/HLT EMS, Fire Programs
by a licensed physician or RNP and should                       or HLT Elective                    3 0 3
include documentation of measles, mumps,                        TOTAL                                  13
Rubella (MMR) and chicken pox exposure
                                                       Fifth Semester (Spring)
or inoculations; documentation of Hepatitis B
                                                       EMS 209 Pharmacology                        3   2   4
inoculation; Tuberculosis testing; and overall         EMS 211 Operations                          1   2   2
general health of the applicant. This physical         EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV          0   3    1
exam should be completed within six months             EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV             0   3    1
prior to admission to the program.                     Humanities/Fine Arts Elective5              3   0   3
                                                       Social Science Elective4                    3   0    3
Program Contacts                                                  TOTAL                                    14
Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean
Contact: Ms. Kim Dorton                                66 credits required to graduate
Mr. Bill Akers, SWVCC
                                                       1
                                                         ITE 115 is recommended
Location: Robb Hall
                                                       2
                                                        SDV 100 or 109 is recommended
                                                       3
                                                         BIO 141-142 are recommended if the student is
                                                       planning to transfer to a medically related program.
TP
  This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-        4
                                                        Social Science subject areas: PSY/PLS/ECO/
tive; please see your advisor for additional           HIS/SOC/GEO
information.                                           5
                                                        Humanities/Fine Arts subject areas: MUS/ART/PHI/
                                                       SPA/REL/FRE/HUM/PHT/ASL/CST & some ENG

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                  AssociAte of Applied science degree
                 environmentAl scienceTP (828)
About Our Program                                                                              LecLab Crse
                                                                                               Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Environmental Science student will               FIRST YEAR
take course work from a wide array of natu-              First Semester
ral resource offerings. This will prepare the            ENG 111 College Composition I          3   0    3
student to work in all areas of environmental            ENV 220 Environmental Problems         3   0    3
science related jobs, data gathering; mine               FOR 100 Introduction to Forestry       2   3    3
                                                         MTH 105 Survey of Tech Math I          2   0    2
permitting through environmental monitor-
                                                         SCT 111 Intro to Environmental &
ing.                                                              Science Technology I          3 3 4
                                                         SDV 100 College Success Skills         1 0 1
Opportunities For Employment                                      Total                             16
    The Associate of Applied Science degree
program in Environmental Science is de-                  Second Semester
signed to prepare students for employment                GIS 200 Geographical Info Systems 3        0 3
as an Environmental Technician.                          Humanities Elective               3        0 3
                                                         HRT 137 Environmental Factors
                                                                   in Plant Growth         3        0 3
Special Considerations                                   MTH 106 Survey of Tech Math II 2           0 2
    Students are required to take English                NAS 106 Conservation of Natural
and mathematics placement tests. It may be                         Resources               3        0 3
required for you to correct any deficiencies             SCT 112 Intro to Environmental &
in the developmental studies program.                              Science Technology II   3        3 4
    You may not take a course out of normal                        Total                              18
program sequence without the approval of
                                                         SECOND YEAR
your advisor. Approval will be based on                  Third Semester
practical experience and courses previously              AGR 205 Soil Fertility & Mgmt.    2        2    3
completed. You may receive regular college               ENV 227 Environmental Law         3        0    3
course credit for on-the-job experience or               ENV 230 Apps in Env. Science      2        2    3
vocational school training if it is validated            or GIS 230 Apps in Env. Science   2        2    3
and approved by the College. If you feel you             ENV 235 Soil Conservation & Spoil
may benefit from this, you are urged to contact                     Management             3        0 3
                                                         HLT or PED                        1        0 1
your advisor.                                            Technical Elective                3        0 3
                                                                    Total                             16
Opportunities For Advancement
    If you have the desire to upgrade your skills        Fourth Semester
and further your education, you could advance            AGR 208 Insect Control            2        2 3
to professions such as Reclamation Foreman,              CIV 246 Water Resource Tech       2        3 3
Soil Conservation Specialist, Forester, Agri-            ENV 290 Coordinated Internship in
                                                                    Environmental Science 0         8 4
culturalist, or Laboratory Technologist.
                                                         ENV 211 Sanitary Biology & Chem 2          3 3
                                                         Social Science Elective           3        0 3
Program Contacts                                                    Total                             16
Faculty Contact: Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya
Location: Godwin Hall                                    66 credits required to graduate

                                                         *Should be chosen with academic advisor.
                                                         TP
                                                           This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                         tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                         information.

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                     AssociAte of Applied science degree
                         forest scienceTP (839)
About Our Program                                                                                  Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                                   Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Forest Science student will take                  FIRST YEAR
course work from a wide array of natural                  First Semester
resource offerings. This will prepare the                 ENG 111 College Composition I             3 0 3
student to work in all phases of forest science           FOR 100 Introduction to Forestry          2 3 3
                                                          FOR 115 Dendrology                        3 3 4
from monitoring, managing and protecting                  IND 137 Team Concepts and
forest areas to harvesting timber to producing                      Problem Solving                 3 0 3
primary and secondary wood products.                      MTH 105 Survey of Tech Math I             2 0 2
                                                          SDV 100 College Success Skills            1 0 1
Opportunities For Employment                                        Total                               16
    The Associate of Applied Science degree
                                                          Second Semester
program in Forest Science is designed to                  GIS 200 Geographical Info Systems         3    0   3
prepare students for employment as a forestry             Humanities Elective                       3    0   3
technician, lumber grader and other techni-               MTH 106 Survey of Tech Math II            2    0    2
cal/supervisory positions within the forestry             NAS 106 Conserv. of Natural Res.          3    0    3
and timber industries.                                    Technical Elective                        3    0    3
                                                                     Total                                   14
Opportunities For Advancement                             Summer Semester
    If you have the desire to upgrade your                FOR 215 Applied Silviculture              3 3 4
skills and further your education, you could              FOR 237 Wildlife Ecology                  3 0 3
advance to professions such as Logging Fore-                      Total                                 7
man, Forester, Agriculturalist, or Laboratory
                                                          SECOND YEAR
Technologist.                                             Third Semester
                                                          AGR 205 Soil Fertility & Mgmt             2    2 3
Special Considerations                                    BUS 241 Business Law                      .3   0 3
    Students are required to take English                 or ACC 111 Accounting I                   3    2 4
and mathematics placement tests. It may be                or ENV 227 Environmental Law               3   0 3
required for you to correct any deficiencies              CIV 171 Surveying I                        2   3 3
                                                          GIS 230 Apps in Forest/Env Sci.           2    2 3
in the developmental studies program.                     or ENV 230 Apps in Forest/Env Sci.        2    2 3
    You may not take a course out of normal                          Total                               12/13
program sequence without the approval of
your advisor. Approval will be based on                   Fourth Semester
practical experience and courses previously               AGR 208 Insect Control                    2 2 3
completed.                                                FOR 201 Forest Mensuration I              3 3 4
                                                          FOR 245 Forest Products I                 2 0 2
    You may receive regular college course                FOR 290 Coordinated Internship
credit for on-the-job experience or vocational                       in Forestry                    0 8 4
school training if it is validated and approved by        HLT or PED                                1 0 1
the College. If you feel you may benefit from             Social Science Elective                   3 0 3
this, you are urged to contact your advisor.                         Total                              17
                                                          67 credits required to graduate
Program Contacts
Faculty Contact: Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya
                                                          Students may select two of the following classes
Location: Godwin Hall
                                                          as electives:
                                                          ENV 235 Soil Conservation and Spoil Management
                                                          HRT 137 Environmental Factors in Plant Growth
                                                          ENV 298 Seminars and Projects in Environ-
                                                          mental Science
                                                          TP
                                                            This program is part of the Tech Prep Initiative;
                                                          please see your advisor for additional information.
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                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
                               funerAl services
About Our Program                                     their importance as members of the funeral
    Graduates of the Funeral Services                 services profession. Graduates will recog-
program are prepared to perform technical             nize their importance and responsibilities as
skills such as embalming and restorative arts         heath care professionals and as community
with minimum supervision, implement and               members and will be compliant with federal,
direct all aspects of funeral arrangements            state, and local regulations as they pertain to
with minimum supervision, demonstrate an              the practice of funeral services. Students will
understanding of how to write a pre-need con-         also understand the importance of trust and
tract, set-up and maintain an OSHA approved           ethical behavior in their relationships with the
preparation room and follow all regulations           bereaved families and members of the funeral
pertaining to funeral services including regu-        service profession that they are called upon to
                                                      serve. A degree from John Tyler Community
lations of the Commonwealth of Virginia and
                                                      College fulfills the educational requirements
the Federal Trade Commission.
                                                      of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a
    With the rapid growth of the funeral
                                                      member of the National Association of Col-
services industry, more trained personnel are
                                                      leges of Mortuary Science.
needed to meet the demand. This program
is being provided through an innovative,
                                                      Special Considerations
cooperative arrangement with John Tyler
                                                           An individual must complete the fol-
Community College. Students will register
                                                      lowing in order to receive a funeral service
at MECC for their general education course
                                                      license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
requirements and register through JTCC for
                                                      1. Complete an accredited program of mortu-
their program courses. The use of distance
                                                         ary science or funeral services.
education technology will enable students
                                                      2. Pass the National board Examination
to complete their coursework with limited
                                                         for funeral services as administered by
or no travel to Richmond. The A.A.S. degree
                                                         the International Conference of Funeral
will be awarded by John Tyler Community
                                                         Service Examiners with a minimum score
College.
                                                         of 75. (Students in the Funeral Services
    The Funeral Services Program of John
                                                         Program at john Tyler community Col-
Tyler Community College is accredited by the
                                                         lege are required to take the exam prior
American Board of Funeral Service Educa-
                                                         to graduation.)
tion (ABFSE), 3432 Ashland Avenue, Suite
                                                      3. Complete an 18-month resident trainee-
U, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64506. ABFSE may
                                                          ship with a licensed funeral services pro-
be contacted at 816-233-3747 or www.abfse.
                                                          vider in the commonwealth of Virginia as
org. The program is also approved and recog-
                                                          prescribed by the Regulations of the Board
nized by the Board of Funeral Directors and
                                                          of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
Embalmers of the Commonwealth of Virginia
                                                      4. Take the State exam after completing the
and is a member of the National Association
                                                          educational requirements, the resident
of Colleges of Mortuary Science.
                                                          traineeship, applying and being approved
                                                          by the Board.
Program Growth
    The Funeral Services Program is designed
                                                      General Admission and Program Require-
to provide the necessary technical skills,
                                                      ments
academic background, hands-on experience,
                                                         Students should apply for admission to
and professional attitudes that will help the
                                                      both MECC and JTCC and have official high
student become a fully-licensed funeral di-
                                                      school and any previous college transcripts
rector and embalmer. The Funeral Services
                                                      sent to both schools.
Program aims to help graduates recognize
                                                         In addition to the general admission re-

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quirements of the colleges, there are several              into the Funeral Service Program.
requirements specific to the Funeral Services           13.All students must provide documentation
Program. They include the following:                       of completion of the Hepatitis-B vaccina-
1. Students must be 18 years of age or                     tion series (or be in process of completing
    older.                                                 it) prior to beginning FNS 113, FNS 114,
2. Students must hold a high school diploma                or FNS 213. Students who wish not to
    or GED.                                                receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination must
3. Students must complete all developmental                sign a declination statement.
    English and mathematics courses.                        If you are transferring from any accredited
4. Students must complete all curriculum                funeral services or mortuary science pro-
    courses with a grade of “C” or better.              gram, you should forward any prior college
5. Students must complete the career stud-              transcripts to the Funeral Services Program
    ies certificate in pre-funeral services plus        Director at John Tyler Community College.
    one ITE elective credit and one Health/PE           1. Some credits may be substituted for those
    elective credit unless prior approval is               required by John Tyler Community Col-
    given by Funeral Services Program Direc-               lege.
    tor before program admission.                       2. Funeral Services classes that are over five
6. Students must apply separately for admis-               years old are NOT transferable.
    sion to the Funeral Services Program. The           3. Substituting classes such as embalm-
    JTCC Funeral Services Program Applica-                 ing, embalming lab, restorative art and
    tion should be submitted to JTCC by the                restorative art lab, and funeral service
    following deadlines: August 1 for the                  management may require the student to
    Fall Semester, December 1 for the Spring               take an exam on that subject to assess
    Semester, and May 1 for the Summer                     his/her overall knowledge of the subject.
    Semester                                               The exam will be administered by the
7. All applicants must have at least 2.5 cu-               Funeral Services Program head.
    mulative GPA in order to be eligible for               Students who withdraw before complet-
    program admission.                                  ing the Funeral Services Program and who
8. Students must submit to both the John                want to be readmitted should apply to John
    Tyler and Mountain Empire registrars all            Tyler Community College and schedule
    official transcripts from their high school         an appointment with the Funeral Services
    and any other colleges attended. Official           Program Director. Funeral Services classes
    transcripts must be received by the regis-          that are over five years old will have to be
    trars prior to admission.                           re-taken. Students who have not completed
9. Students must maintain a minimum cumu-               the prerequisites will be required to do so
    lative grade point average of 2.0 to remain         before continuing with funeral services core
    eligible for continued enrollment in the            classes.
    Funeral Service Program.                                Additional program costs include those
10. Students who fail to receive a minimum              for supplies, learning materials, and board
    grade of “C” in any two FNS prefix classes          exam fees.
    will automatically be removed from the
    Funeral Services Program. (Students may             Program Contacts
    apply for readmission to the program.)              Mr. Tommy Clements or Ms. Kim Dorton
11. All funeral services classes taken previ-           Location: Robb Hall
    ously at John Tyler Community College               Mr. Rick Sikon, Program Director, John Tyler
    or any other accredited college of funeral          Community College
    services must have been completed within
    5 years of application to the Funeral Ser-
    vices program.
12.Students must complete the Funeral Ser-
    vices Program within 8 semesters (includ-
    ing summer semesters) of initial admission

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                                    LecLab Crse
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                         General courses and prerequisite courses can be
FIRST YEAR                                               taken in any order during the first two semesters.
First Semester
CHM 110 Survey of Chemistry          3 0 3               BIO 141, BIO 231, NAS 161 or NAS 171 may
ENG 111 College Composition I        3 0 3               be substituted for FNS 121. CHM 101 or 111 may
FNS 121 Anatomy for Funeral                              be substituted for CHM 110. CST 105 may be
          Services                   3   0   3           substituted for CST 100.
PSY 116 Psyc. of Death & Dying       3   0   3
CST 100 Prin. of Public Speaking     3   0   3           FNS 121 is a prerequisite for FNS 111, FNS 112,
SDV 100 College Success Skills       1   0   1           FNS 113, FNS 114, FNS 213 and FNS 214.
HLT/PED Health/Physical Ed Elec.     1   0   1
          Total                              17          FNS 245 can only be taken in the last semester
                                                         and not without prior approval from the Funeral
Second Semester                                          Services Program head.
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting     3   0   3
BUS 241 Business Law I               3   0   3           Students are required to take the National Board
ENG 112 College Composition II       3   0   3           Examination as part of FNS 245 at an additional
FNS 110 Intro to Funeral Services    3   0   3           cost of $350.
ITE      Info Systems Elective       1   0   3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology      3   0   3           Students are required to take the National Board
         Total                               18          Examination before graduation.

Third Semester
FNS 111 Theory of Embalming I        3 0 3
FNS 113 Theory/Embalming I Lab       0 3 1
FNS 125 Microbiology for Funeral
         Services                    3   0   3
FNS 126 Pathology for Fun. Ser.      3   0   3
FNS 213 Restorative Art I            3   0   3
FNS 231 Prin. of Funeral Mgt. I      4   0    4
         Total                               17
Fourth Semester
FNS 112 Theory of Embalming II       3 0 3
FNS 114 Theory of Embalming II
         Lab                         0 3 1
FNS 214 Resorative Art II
         Techniques & Lab            0 3 1
FNS 232 Prin. of Funeral Mgt. I      4 0 4
FNS 236 Funeral Service Law          3 0 3
FNS 245 Funeral Services Ethics,
         Survey, Review & Project    3 0 3
FNS 245 Funeral Services Review      3 0 3
         Total                           18
70 credits required to graduate




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                                         certificAte
                         generAl educAtion (695)
About Our Program                                       This guide contains information on course
    The General Education Certificate is de-            equivalencies for the majority of institutions
signed as an intermediate step on the student’s         to which MECC students transfer. Advisors
progress toward a two or four-year degree.
                                                        can assist students with course selection,
This certificate is awarded as recognition of
completion of a core of specified general edu-          including transfer electives, for schools not
cation requirements in the associate degree             listed in the guide on a case-by-case basis.
program. The associate degree is the gateway
for transfer to a senior institution through one        Online Advising Worksheets
of many articulation and guaranteed admis-                 Students planning to transfer can access
sion agreements currently available to MECC             advising worksheets online for a number of
students.
                                                        four-year schools. Please see the link for
    For more information on programs for
transfer to senior institutions, consult the            “Students” on the MECC homepage.
catalog heading “Associate of Arts and Sci-
ences Degrees.”                                         Program Contacts
                                                        Ms. Carolyn Reynolds, Dean
Special Considerations                                  Arts and Sciences Faculty
                                                        Location: Godwin Hall - First Floor
    Entry into the programs requires the
satisfactory completion of four (4) units of
high school English, two (2) units of high                                                       LecLab Crse
school algebra, one (1) unit of geometry,                                                        Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

one (1) unit of laboratory science, and one             First Semester
                                                        BIO 101 General Biology                   3 3 4
(1) unit of social science or their equivalent.         ENG 111 College Composition I             3 0 3
Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected            MTH 163 Pre-Calculus I or
by completing the appropriate developmental                or 151 Math for Liberal Arts I         3 0 3
                                                        SDV 100 College Success Skills            1 0 1
studies courses.                                        Social Science Elective                   3 0 3
    You are encouraged to check the math-                          Total                              14
ematics requirements of the four-year college
                                                        Second Semester
or university to which you plan to transfer             BIO 1021 General Biology II               3    3   4
to determine the appropriate courses to be              ENG 112 College Composition II            3    0   3
taken at MECC. In addition, you should                  Humanities Elective2                      3    0   3
                                                        MTH 152 Math for Liberal Arts II          3    0    3
contact the appropriate four-year institution           or 164     Pre-Calculus II                3    0    3
to determine the transferability of electives.          Social Science Elective                   3    0    3
Students planning to become teachers should                        Total                                   16
check the requirements of Teacher Education
programs at four-year institutions.                     30 credits required to graduate
    The Division of Student Services publish-
es and updates regularly the College Transfer
                                                        1
                                                         Students may substitute CHM 111/112, or PHY
                                                        201/202.
Guide, which is a tool to guide transferring
students in the selection of elective courses.          2
                                                            See approved list of humanities courses.




                                                   57
heAlth professionAls –                                   cArdiovAsculAr technology
                                                           northeast state teCh Comm. College
generAl educAtion for
trAnsfer
                                                        Course          Credit
                                                        Fall                         Spring
                                                        BIO 141            4         BIO 142       4
Begin your degree at Mountain Empire                    ENG 111            3         CHM 101
Community College                                       HIT 111            3         or 111        4
                                                        MTH 157*           3         Humanities/
      Students pursuing degrees in Cardiovascu-                                       Fine Arts
                                                        PSY 200            3
lar Technology, Dental Hygiene, Pre-Pharmacy,                                         Elective     3
Radiography, Cardiopulmonary Science Con-                                            CST 105       3
centrations, or Surgical Technology can obtain          *Prerequisites Algebra I, II, and Geometry
general education credit for these programs at          or equivalent and a placement recommen-
Mountain Empire Community College and then              dation for MTH 157.
transfer these credits to other colleges in the         Note: Students must take HRPR 1000 at
region that offer degrees in these programs.            NSTCC prior to making application to the
                                                        program.
College/University Transfer Option
      The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree
programs of study at MECC are designed for                       dentAl hygiene
students who plan to transfer to a four-year                  (Associate’s Degree Program)
college or university to complete a baccalaure-           Wytheville Community College
ate degree, usually the Bachelor of Arts or the         Course          Credit
Bachelor of Science Degree.                             Fall                       Spring
      When you enroll at MECC in the College            BIO 141            4       BIO 142       4
Transfer program, you will be assigned a fac-           ENG 111            3       ENG 112*      3
ulty advisor. You are urged to acquaint yourself        SDV 100            1       HUM Elective**3
with the most current requirements of the major         HIT 111*           3       SOC 200       3
department at the college or university you plan        CST 100*           3
to transfer to following your study at MECC.            *Recommended courses.
Work closely with your MECC faculty advi-               **See WCC catalog.
sor in planning your program. Requirements
at the following four-year colleges are subject
to change annually. Health programs may have
selective admission.
                                                                 dentAl hygiene
                                                            (Bachelor of Science Degree Program)

These MECC general education courses trans-
                                                          east tennessee state university
fer into the following medical programs.
                                                        Course         Credit
                                                        Fall                       Fall
                                                        ART 101, 102,              CHM101
Medical programs have admissions require-               or MUS 121         3       or CHM 111      4
ments and processes that you need to review.            BIO 141            4       ENG Survey      3
MECC does not offer program courses for                 ENG 111            3       HLT 100         3
these degrees.                                          HIS 121            3       MTH 157*        3
                                                        SDV 100            1
Contact:                                                                           Spring
Ms. Carolyn Reynolds, Dean                              Spring                     Choose one: 3
                                                        BIO 142            4       ECO 120, 201
Arts & Sciences Division                                ENG 112            3       GEO 210
                                                        HIS 122            3       PLS 211
                                                        CST 105            3       PSY 200
                                                                                   SOC 200       3
                                                                                   HIS 101, 102 or
                                                                                   REL 231       3
                                                                                   PED           1
                                                        * Prerequisite Algebra I, II, and Geometry or
                                                          equivalent.
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          pre-phArmAcy                                      rAdiogrAphy or
university of                  east                     cArdiopulmonAry science
 appalaChia                tennessee state                  concentrAtions
                             university                          (Bachelor of Science in Allied Health)
Course        Credit        Course        Credit          east tennessee state university
Fall                        Fall
BIO 101          4          BIO 101        4            Course             Credit       Course             Credit

CHM 111          4          CHM 111        4            Fall                            Fall
ENG 111          3          ENG 111        3            BIO 141                4        CHM 101
MTH 163          3          MTH 163        3            ENG 111                3        or CHM 111             4
SDV 100          1          ECO 201 or 202 3            HIS 121                3        ENG Survey             3
                            SDV 100        1            ART 101, 102           3        HLT 100                3
Spring                                                  or MUS 121                      MTH 157*               3
BIO 102          4          Spring                      SDV 100                1
CHM 112          4          BIO 102          4                                          Spring
ENG 112          3          CHM 112          4          Spring                          ECO 120, 201,
MTH 271          3          ENG 112          3          BIO 142                4        GEO 210, PLS 211
College Transfer            MTH 271          3                                          or SOC 200       3
Elective*        3          CST 105          3          ENG 112                3
                                                        HIS 122                3        HIS 101, 102
Fall                        Fall                        CST 105                3        or REL 231       3
PHY 201          4          ITE 115          3                                          PSY 200          3
CST 100          3          PHY 201          4
College Transfer            College Transfer            *Prerequisites Algebra I, II, and Geometry
Elective*        3          Elective*        6          or equivalent and a placement recommen-
                                                        dation for MTH 157.
Spring                      Spring
MTH 157          3          MTH 157          3
PHY 202          4          PHY 202          4
College Transfer            College Transfer
Elective*        3          Elective*        3
                                                             surgicAl technology
*Choose transferable electives in the                   northeast state teChniCal Comm. College
following subjects: literature, foreign                 Course             Credit       Course            Credit
language, art, history, philosophy, political           Fall                            Spring
science, psychology, religion or sociology.             BIO 141               4         BIO 142        4
                                                        ENG 111               3         HIT 111        3
                                                        CST 105               3         Humanities/Fine
                                                        MTH 157*              3          Arts Elective 3
                                                                                        PSY 200        3

                                                        *Prerequisites Algebra I, II, and Geometry
                                                        or equivalent and a placement recommenda-
                                                        tion for MTH 157.
                                                        Note: Students must take HRPR 1000 at
                                                        NSTCC prior to making application to the
                                                        program.




                                                   59
                                        certificAte
                industriAl mAintenAnceTP (714)
About Our Program                                                                             LecLab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Industrial Maintenance Certificate             First Semester
Program is intended to meet the increasingly           DRF 160 Machine Blueprint
sophisticated maintenance needs of institu-                       Reading                      3 0 3
tions, businesses, and industries. As systems          ELE 150 AC/DC Circuit
become more computerized and complex,                             Fundamentals
new maintenance skills are needed to keep              or ETR 113 AC/DC Fundamentals           3 2 4
them performing at peak performance. With              IND 108 Technical Computer
a broad based approach, touching on a cross-                      Applications                 3 0 3
section of technical skills, the Industrial            MEC 155 Mechanisms                      1 2 2
Maintenance Certificate Program provides               MTH 105 Survey of Tech Math I           2 0 2
entry level skills for these emerging industry         SAF 126 Principles of Industrial
needs. It can also provide significant retrain-                   Safety                       3 0 3
ing skills for individuals who have a technical        SDV 100 College Success Skills          1 0 1
background but want additional employment                         Total                            18
opportunities.
                                                       Second Semester
                                                       AIR 154 Heating Systems        2            3 3
Opportunities For Employment                           ENG 100 Basic Occupational
    With the successful completion of the                       Communication         3            0 3
Industrial Maintenance Certificate Program,            ELE 156 Electrical Control
you should be prepared for a wide variety of                    Systems I             2            2 3
entry level maintenance positions in health            IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem
care institutions, schools, businesses, mining,                 Solving               3            0 3
and manufacturing industries.                          MEC 266 Applications in Fluid
                                                                Mechanics             3            0 3
Special Considerations                                 WEL 198 Seminar & Project      2            3 3
    Individuals who have taken courses at vo-                   Total                                18
cational schools or other work related training
programs may be able to obtain articulation            Summer Semester
credit for these courses. In addition to tech-         ELE 239 Programmable
nical subjects, you will also take courses in                     Controllers         3 0 3
general education as part of your program.             IND 126 Maintenance Scheduling
                                                                  and Planning        2 0 2
Program Contacts                                       Social Science Elective        3 0 3
                                                                  Total                   8
Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean
Faculty Contact: Dr. Wendell Fowler                    44 credits required to graduate
Location: Armory
                                                       TP
                                                         This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                       tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                       information.




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                                        certificAte
                    legAl office Assisting (261)
About Our Program
                                                                                           LecLab Crse
                                                                                           Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
     The Legal Office Assisting program is             First Semester
designed to provide entry-level legal assisting        AST 141 Word Processing I            3 03
skills for individuals preparing for positions         BUS 241 Business Law I               3 03
in private law firms, mortgage companies,
                                                       ENG 111 College Composition I        3 03
banks, title insurance companies, firms in or
associated with the mining industry, private           LGL 110 Introduction to Law &
corporations, government and administrative                     the Legal Assistant         3 03
agencies. Specialized courses in legal assist-         LGL 120 Legal Terminology            3 03
ing and word processing are complemented               SDV 101 Orientation to Business
by general education courses.                                   Programs                    1 01
                                                                Total                          16
Opportunities For Employment
     At MECC you will have the opportunity             Second Semester
to gain the knowledge and skills required to
                                                       AST 238 Word Processing
perform a variety of specialized duties with
competence and understanding. The Legal                         Advanced Operations         3   0    3
Office Assisting program will help prepare             AST 265 Legal Office Procedures I    3   0    3
you for a wide range of entry level posi-              LGL 115 Real Estate Law              3   0    3
tions.                                                 LGL 117 Family Law                   3   0    3
                                                       LGL 230 Legal Transactions           3   0    3
Opportunities For Advancement                          MTH 141 Business Mathematics I       3   0    3
     There is a need in Southwest Virginia
                                                                Total                               18
and upper East Tennessee for highly moti-
vated and skilled legal assisting profession-
als. The combination of specialized legal              34 credits required to graduate
assisting knowledge and fundamental office
technology skills help provide the flexibility
and opportunity for career advancement in
the legal field.

Special Considerations
     Students are required to take English and
mathematics placement tests.
     Your chances of success in this field are
increased if you have good organizational
skills and like to work with people.
     Classes are offered both on-campus and
online. Most students will need more than
two full semesters of study to complete the
program.

Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contacts: Ms. Beth Snodgrass
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall


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                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
                        mAnAgementTP (212)                                                       LecLab Crse
About Our Program                                                                                Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

    Business managers are essential to all              FIRST YEAR
organizations. Managers plan, organize, lead,           First Semester
and control activities to effectively and effi-         ACC 111 Accounting I                  3 0 3
                                                        or ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3 0 3
ciently accomplish organizational goals. Em-
                                                        BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3
ployers want managers who have excellent                ENG 111 College Composition I         3 0 3
communication and interpersonal skills who              HLT or PE Elective                    2 0 2
demonstrate team-building and leadership                ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications
abilities; exercise initiative, self-discipline,                   and Concepts               3 0 3
and good judgment; possess computer skills.             SDV 101 Orientation to Business
The curriculum consists of courses in busi-                        Programs                   1 0 1
ness management, computer applications,                            Total                          15
marketing, and general education designed
                                                        Second Semester
to meet employer needs.
                                                        ACC 112 Accounting II                     3   0    3
                                                        or ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II    3   0    3
Opportunities For Employment                            BUS 202 Applied Mgmt Principles           3   0    3
    The Management Major is designed for                ECO 120 Survey of Economics               3   0    3
students who seek employment in business or             ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software              3   0    3
who wish to operate their own business upon             MTH 1411 Business Mathematics I           3   0    3
completion of the College program. Salaries             Humanities Elective                       3   0    3
of managers vary depending on the level of                         Total                                  18
responsibility, length of service, and type and
                                                        SECOND YEAR
size of firm.
                                                        Third Semester
                                                        BUS 205 Human Resource Mgmt               3   0   3
Opportunities For Advancement                           BUS 241 Business Law I                    3   0   3
    Individuals who display leadership and              ITE 150 Desktop Database Software         3   0    3
team-building skills, self-confidence, motiva-          MKT 100 Principles of Marketing           3   0    3
tion, and decisiveness become candidates for            PSY 120 Human Relations                   3   0    3
promotion. Large establishments often have              SDV 106 Prep for Employment               1   0    1
career ladder programs.                                          Total                                    16

                                                        Fourth Semester
Special Considerations
                                                        BUS 111 Principles of Supervision         3   0    3
   Students are required to take English and            BUS 165 Small Business Mgt.               3   0    3
mathematics placement tests.                            BUS 242 Business Law II                   3   0    3
                                                        BUS 285 Current Issues in Mgt.            3   0    3
Program Contacts                                        BUS 236 Comm. in Management               3   0    3
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean                                MKT 282 Principles of E-Commerce          3   0    3
Faculty Contact: Ms. Fran Doyle                                  Total                                    18
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall
                                                        67 credits required to graduate
                                                        1
                                                         Appropriate higher-level mathematics courses
                                                        may be substituted. Consult with advisor.
                                                        TP
                                                          This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                        tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                        information.


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                          AssociAte of Applied science
             medicAl lAborAtory technologyTP
About Our Program                                       Special Considerations
     Graduates of the Medical Laboratory                    The medical laboratory technician cur-
Technology program are able to perform                  riculum is an academically rigorous program,
and evaluate a wide variety of procedures               but one having the potential to provide a
ranging from blood collection to the use of             rewarding career for participants.
                                                            Admission to the program will be governed
intricate precision instruments. After success-
                                                        by the requirements for general admission
ful completion of the program, graduates are            to the colleges. Additionally, to enter the
eligible to take a national certifying examina-         program, the student must have a high school
tion for registration as a Medical Laboratory           diploma or the equivalent. The student must
Technician.                                             have completed with a grade of “C” or better
     This program is being provided through             in high school: one unit of Algebra, one unit
an innovative, cooperative arrangement with             of Chemistry, and one unit of Biology. The
Wytheville Community College. Students                  student must also be eligible to enroll in ENG
will register at MECC for their general                 111 in their first Fall semester of admission to
education course requirements and register              the program. Students may enroll in MECC’s
                                                        developmental coursework if they do not
through WCC for their program courses.
                                                        meet these requirements. Students presenting
However, all course offerings and clinicals             evidence of meeting these requirements will
will be provided on the MECC campus and                 be admitted to the program by WCC bienni-
at local healthcare facilities. The AAS degree          ally. MECC has been allocated ten admission
will be awarded by Wytheville Community                 slots.
College. WCC’s program is fully approved
by the State Council of Higher Education and            Program Requirements
the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical                 Upon admission to the Medical Labora-
Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).                           tory Technician program, the following are
                                                        necessary:
                                                        1. The student must have a complete medica-
Program Goals
                                                        tion examination which must include a tuber-
After successfully completing the program               culin skin test (not more than one year old),
the graduate will be able to demonstrate: (1)           a profile of medical condition, designated
the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate          immunizations, and documentation of HBV
the clinical information relative to his role as        status. A chest x-ray is required only if the
an entry-level medical laboratory technician;           tuberculin test is positive.
(2) technical proficiency in all skills neces-          2. A minimum grade of “C” must be main-
sary to fulfill the role of an entry-level medi-        tained in each Medical Laboratory course.
cal laboratory technician; and (3) personal             A student receiving a final grade lower than
behaviors consistent with professional and              “C” in any course in the medical laboratory
                                                        sequence will be ineligible to continue in
employer expectations for the entry-level
                                                        the program. Contact the program head for
medical laboratory technician.                          readmission requirements.
                                                        3. The student will be required to secure stu-
Opportunities for Employment                            dent professional liability insurance.
    Opportunities for MLTs include employ-              4. Clinical experience will be provided in
ment at hospital clinical laboratories, refer-          affiliated hospitals or laboratories. Each
ence and industrial laboratories, pharmaceuti-          student will be responsible for transporta-
cal firms, independent clinical laboratories,           tion to and from the sites and must also
service agencies, physicians’ offices, clinics,         secure the required uniforms and dress code
government agencies, research institutions              requirements.
and the armed forces.

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Program Contacts
Mr. Tommy Clements or Ms. Kim Dorton
Location: Robb Hall
Ms. Lori Huffard, Wytheville Community
College




                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

First Semester                                            Third Semester
BIO 141 Human Anatomy                                     MDL 190 Coordinated Practice         0   6   2
         and Physiology I            3 3 4                MDL 225 Clinical Hematology II       2   3   3
CHM 111 College Chemistry I          3 3 4                MDL 240 Clinical Microscopy II       1   3   2
MDL 101 Intro. to Med                                     MDL 252 Clinical Microbiology II     1   6   3
         Lab Techniques              2 3 3                MDL 262 Clinical Chemistry &
MDL 127 Hematology                   1 6 3                         Instrumentation II          3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills       1 0 1                         Total                           14
         Total                           15
                                                          Fourth Semester
Second Semester                                           MDL 227 Clinical Immunohematology/
BIO 142 Human Anatomy                                              Immun II                 1 6 3
         and Physiology II     3 3             4          MDL 263 Clinical Chemistry and
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0              3                   Instrum III              2 3 3
MDL 126 Clinical Immunohematology/                        MDL 275 Clinical Hematology III 1 6 3
         Immun I               2 6             4          MDL 279 Clinical Microbiology III 1 3 2
MDL 130 Basic Clinical                                    MDL 290 Coordinated Practice      0 6 2
         Microbiology          2 3             3                   Total                        13
MDL 261 Clinical Chemistry &
         Instrumentation I     3 3           4            72 credits required to graduate
         Total                               18           TP
                                                             This program is part of the Tech Prep
                                                          Initiative; please see your advisor for ad-
Summer Semester                                           ditional information.
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective        3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective   3 0 3
MDL 199 Coordinated Practice
          in the Clinical Lab        0 6 2
BIO 150 Intro to Microbiology        3 3 4
          Total                          12




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                                         certificAte
 medicAl office coding & procedures (285)
About Our Program                                                                          LecLab Crse
                                                                                           Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Medical Office Coding & Procedures              First Semester
certificate is designed to provide entry-level          AST 108 Telephone Techniques        1   0    1
skills for individuals preparing for employ-            AST 141 Word Processing             3   0    3
ment in the health care industry as medical             ENG 111 English Composition         3   0    3
coders, medical office assistants, medical              HIM 111 Medical Terminology 1       3   0    3
secretaries, insurance billing specialists, or          HIM 130 Health Care Info Systems    3   0    3
medical records technicians. Specialized                ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems       3   0    3
                                                        SDV 101 Orientation to Business
courses in medical office coding and proce-
                                                                   Programs                 1 0 1
dures are complemented by general education                    Total                            17
courses. The curriculum provides basics in
medical, diagnostic and procedural terminol-            Second Semester
ogy and coding, medical office procedures,              AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3     0 3
and the reporting of data to third party payers,        HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3        0 3
insurance companies and government agen-                HIM 150 Health Records
cies for reimbursement.                                          Management               3     0 3
                                                        HIM 253 Health Records Coding 4         0 4
Opportunities For Employment                            HIM 265 Facility Based Medical
                                                                 Coding                   3     0 3
    At MECC you will have the opportunity
                                                                 Total                            16
to gain the knowledge and skills required to
perform a variety of specialized duties with            Third Semester
competence and understanding. The Medical               AST 215 Medical Keyboarding      3      0 3
Office Coding & Procedures certificate will             HIM 163 Anatomy & Physiology for
help prepare you for a wide range of entry                         Administrative Health
level positions in health care facilities such                     Professionals         3      0 3
as clinics, private medical practices, and              HIM 254 Advanced Coding &
hospitals.                                                         Reimbursement         4      0 4
                                                        MTH 141 Business Math I          3      0 3
                                                        Social Science Elective          3      0 3
Opportunities for Advancement
                                                                   Total                          16
    There is a need in Southwest Virginia and
upper East Tennessee for highly motivated               49 credits required to graduate
and skilled individuals in the field of medi-
cal coding and procedures. The combination
of specialized medical coding knowledge
and fundamental office technology skills
help provide the flexibility and opportunity
for career advancement as a medical office
specialist.

Program Contacts
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contacts: Ms. Sabrina Ward,
Ms. Jane Jones
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall



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                                       certificAte
                                      mining (985)
About Our Program                                                                               LecLab Crse
                                                                                                Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The Mining Certificate is structured to             General Education and
train and educate supervisors and electricians          Core Courses
to work in a very technical, computerized en-           ENG 100 Basic Occupational
vironment. The curriculum has been designed                      Communication                   3 0 3
by mining employers to provide the skills and           EMT 1052 First Responder                 3 0 3
                                                        IND 108 Technical Computer
competencies needed by today’s miners.                           Applications                    2 2 3
    Well-equipped laboratories provide                  IND 137 Team Concepts and
“hands-on” experience to reinforce techni-                       Problem Solving                 3   0    3
cal subject material. This training is very             MTH 105 Survey of Tech. Math I           2   0    2
important as it exposes the student to trouble-         MIN 195 Intro to Mining                  3   0    3
shooting techniques used in the field. There            MIN 2871 New Miner Training UG           2   0    2
                                                        MIN 288 New Miner Training
is a strong laboratory component in each                         Surface                         1 0 1
technical class. Computers are an integral              SAF 126 Principles of Industrial
part of each class.                                              Safety                          3 0 3
    Both day and evening classes are taught             SDV 100 College Success Skills           1 0 1
in order to provide students with scheduling                     Total                               24
flexibility.
                                                        Mine Electrician Option
                                                        ELE 239 Programmable Controllers         2 2 3
Opportunities For Employment                            ETR 295 Topics in Advanced
    Mining personnel have indicated they                           Motor Controls                3   0    3
need employees with these skills. The mining            MEC 155 Mechanisms                       2   0    2
industry needs new miners as 55% of today’s             MEC 266 Fluid Mechanics                  3   0    3
miners are 45 years old or older and will be            MIN 1313 Mine Electricity I              3   3    4
retiring soon. Since 51% of the electricity in          MIN 132 Mine Electricity II              3   3    4
                                                        MIN 295 Topics in Mine Machinery
the United States is generated using coal, there                   Operation & Maintenance       3 0 3
will be a continuing need for coal miners.              WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding          2 3 3
                                                                   Total                             25
Special Considerations                                  49 credits required to graduate
    Credit may be given for previous work
experience and certifications. Although the             Mine Management Option
                                                        BUS 111 Prin of Supervision I            3 0 3
program is designed to educate and train                BUS 200 Principles of Mgt.               3 0 3
miners entering the mining industry, the                ENV 227 Environmental Law                3 0 3
certificate offers increased skill levels and           MIN 2284 Mine Foreman and
knowledge for experienced miners as well.                          Ventilation Training          3 3 4
Miners desiring promotion to upper level                MIN 190 Coord. Internship in
managerial positions should also take advan-                       Mine Management               0 15 4
                                                        PSY 120 Human Relations                  3 0 3
tage of this excellent opportunity.
                                                                   Total                             20
                                                        44 credits required to graduate
Program Contacts
Faculty Contact: Dr. Wendell Fowler                     1
                                                          Credit for MIN 287 and/or MIN 288 may be
Location: Armory                                        given for current New Miner Certification.
                                                        2
                                                          HLT 119 may substitute for EMT 105.
                                                        3
                                                          Credit for MIN 131 and/or MIN 132 may be
                                                        given for current Mine Electrician Certification.
                                                        4
                                                          Credit for MIN 228 may be given for current
                                                        Mine Foreman certification.
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                AssociAte of Applied science degree
                        nursing TP (156)
               Nursing Associate Degree leading to RN
About Our Program                                             algebra, general biology (with laboratory),
    The Virginia Appalachian Tricollege                       and chemistry with no grade below a “C”
Nursing Program (VATNP) is a three college                    prior to application deadline (deficiencies
consortium serving Mountain Empire Com-                       can be made up through developmental
munity College, Southwest Virginia Community                  studies or college courses).
College, and Virginia Highlands Community                 3. A 2.5 grade point average (GPA) for
College. The two year Associate of Applied Sci-               high school courses or a 2.5 curricular
ence degree curriculum in Nursing is designed                 GPA for college coursework.**
to prepare selected students to qualify as con-           4. College students must be in good
tributing members of the health team, rendering               standing with the most recently attended
direct patient care as beginning practitioners of             institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
nursing in a variety of health service facilities.        5. Completion of Health Science Program
Upon successful completion of the curriculum,                 Application for each academic year
students will be eligible to take the National                interested in being considered for the
Council Licensure Examination leading to                      nursing program.
licensure as a registered nurse (RN).                     6. Satisfactory performance (national
                                                              percentile score of 45 or higher) on a
Opportunities for Employment                                  nursing pre-admission test.
    Employment opportunities for the Reg-                 7. Completion of college placement tests
istered Nurse include but are not limited to,                 (ASSET or COMPASS) and prescribed
staff positions in hospitals, nursing homes,                  developmental work.
health departments, physician’s offices, clinics,         ** If the student has completed a minimum of
home health agencies, day care centers, public            12 college credits that are included in calculat-
schools, and civil service.                               ing the curricular GPA (non-developmental
                                                          courses), the 2.5 high school GPA requirement
State Approval and Accreditation                          will be waived.
    The program is approved by the Virginia
Board of Nursing and accredited by the National           Special Note
League for Nursing Accrediting Commission,                    The State Board of Nursing has the author-
Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500,                  ity to deny license to any applicant who has
Atlanta, GA 30326, 1-404-975-5000, website:               violated any of the provisions of 54.1-3007 of
www.nlnac.org).                                           the Code of Virginia. Licensed nursing homes
                                                          and similar organizations are prohibited from
Admission Requirements                                    hiring persons who have been convicted of
    Admission to the Virginia Appalachian Tri-            certain criminal acts (see BARRIER CRIMES,
college Nursing Program is a selective process.           Code of Virginia 63.2-1726). Any person
The program is open to both male and female               wishing to enter the nursing program who has
applicants who are free of any physical or mental         committed any legal offenses other than minor
condition which might adversely affect perfor-            traffic violations should discuss these matters
mance as a member of the nursing profession. In           with the Dean of the Nursing Program prior to
addition to the requirements for admission to the         application.
college, the applicant must meet the following
requirements:                                                A Health Sciences Program application
1. Graduation from high school or satis-                  must be received in Enrollment Services/
    factory completion of the G.E.D.                      Admissions by the published deadline on
2. The completion of one unit each of                     the application for admission. Completed

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applications (Including high school/college             are being transferred must have been completed
transcripts; GED, if applicable; copy of                within three (3) years prior to admission to the
current LPN license, if applicable; and a               nursing program.
college placement test score), must be re-
ceived in Enrollment Services/Admissions                Program Requirements
by the published deadline on the application                Prior to enrollment in any NUR course, the
for admission. Only complete application                student must provide the following documenta-
packets will be accepted; once an application           tion to the VATNP office (For more information
packet is accepted by the Admissions Office,            see the VATNP website at http://vhcc2.edu/
additional documentation cannot be added                vatnp/studentforms/forms1.htm ) :
nor considered as part of the packet. Out-of-           1. Required Student Forms and Documenta-
region applicants will be considered for any                tion Checklist
openings available after May 1. Qualified               2. Annual Student Statement of Health form
students will be admitted on an equal basis.            3. Student Information, Physical and Im-
To be considered in-region, an applicant                    munization form completed by a medical
must be domiciled within the service region                 practitioner, MD, PA or CNP.
(Lee County, Wise County, Scott County,                     A. Immunizations include Tetanus,
Dickenson County (partial) and the City of                  Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR), Vari-
Norton) for 12 months prior to the program                  cella, and Hepatitis B
application deadline.                                       B. Proof of current PPD or chest X-ray
                                                            must be provided
Advanced Placement                                          C. Documentation of ability to perform
Currently licensed LPNs who have been accept-               physical demands required in direct
ed to the nursing program may be offered the                patient care activities.
option of entering a summer LPN to RN bridge            4. Proof of CPR certification, American
program providing they have completed all the               Heart Association, “Basic Life Support
general education courses required. LPNs must               (BLS) for Healthcare Providers” complet-
have at least one year of recent work experience            ed during the summer (May 15-August
as an LPN to be considered for the day time                 15) prior to admission to NUR courses
bridge program. Recent LPN graduates who                    and maintained throughout the program
do not have the required work experience may            5. Proof of HIPAA Certification
be offered the option of the part-time evening          6. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance
weekend program providing the opportunity               7. Purchase and clearance of criminal back-
to accumulate the required work experiences                 ground check and drug testing.
while enrolled in the program.                          8. Certified Background Check Release form
                                                            The cost of these requirements is the re-
Transfer of Nursing Credit                              sponsibility of the student.
    Students seeking to transfer credit from
nursing programs at other institutions will be          Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
considered on an individual basis. The student              Background checks for criminal history
may be asked to provide course descriptions,            of barrier crimes (see BARRIER CRIMES,
course syllabi, achievement test scores and             Code of Virginia 63.2-1726, July 1, 2007 http://
selected data from the course instructor in             www.dss.virginia.gov/files/division/obi/crf/
order to determine placement in the nursing             guidelines_procedures/Barrier_Crimes_63.2-
program, subject to availability of space. Since        1726.pdf) and drug testing are required for
there frequently are differences among nursing          entrance into clinical agencies. Students with
programs, students wishing to transfer should           convictions or positive drug test results will
be aware that there may be an interruption in           be prohibited from clinical practice and will
program progression. Applicants must be in              not be able to complete the program require-
good standing at their previous college with a          ments. Cost of criminal background checks
“C” average or better. All regular admission re-        and drug testing will be the responsibility of
quirements must be met. Nursing courses which           the student.
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Physical Demands                                          In addition during the NUR 105 or NUR 115
     Physical demands in this program include             course, a Comprehensive Drug Calculation
duties that frequently require squatting, bend-           Exam (CDCE) will be administered to verify
ing, kneeling, reaching, and stair climbing;              skills. Students must achieve at least 90 percent
lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; frequent            of maximum score on the CDCE with no more
pushing and pulling up to 200 pounds with as-             than three attempts in order to achieve a passing
sistance; occasional lifting up to 200 pounds             grade in the course.
with assistance and occasional carrying up                    Any student who earns a final grade lower
to 51-74 pounds. Duties also require constant             than a “C” in a required course (either general
use of acute sense of sight, hearing, touch,              education or nursing courses) must repeat the
and speech. Environmental conditions include              course and earn a final grade of “C” or better
procedures that involve handling blood and                before taking the next course in the sequence.
body fluids using universal precautions.                      A student must obtain permission from the
                                                          Dean of VATNP to continue in the Nursing
Course Requirements                                       Program under the following conditions:
    The student is required to complete a                 1. repeating a course with a grade
sequence of courses and learning experiences                  below “C”;
provided at the college and selected community            2. withdrawal from a nursing course;
agencies such as hospitals, nursing homes,                3. cumulative GPA below 2.0.
clinics, physicians’ offices and comparable               Virginia Community College System policy
facilities. The nursing faculty will observe and          states that no course may be taken more than
evaluate the student’s suitability for nursing and        twice (original enrollment and one repeat).
direct patient care.                                      Any exception to this policy must be approved
    The nursing program faculty reserves the              by the program dean and the vice president of
right to recommend, through appropriate chan-             instruction and student services.
nels, the withdrawal of any student who does
not exhibit suitable demeanor/attendance.                 Reapplication
    Students must complete all courses listed                 A student not admitted to the nursing
in the first year of the curriculum before being          program who is still interested should reapply
allowed to enter the second year. Exceptions              for the next year by contacting the Enrollment
due to unusual circumstances must be approved             Services/Admissions Office prior to the Febru-
by the Dean of the program.                               ary 1 deadline.
    The student must complete all general
education and related courses either before or            Readmission Requirement
concurrent with nursing program requirements.                 According to the VCCS Policy 5.7.4 “A
A student must have a “C” or above in theory              student will normally be limited to two enroll-
plus “satisfactory” in clinical performance in            ments in the same credit course.” A student who
all nursing courses to remain in the program.             wishes to reenter the nursing curriculum at the
A grade of “C” or above in any related re-                NUR 109,114,137, 201, 205, 208, 236, 237
quirements is a prerequisite for continuing in            245 or 254 level must write a letter to the pro-
the nursing program. Most previous college                gram dean requesting readmission at least one
credits will be accepted; however BIO 141-                semester prior to the semester of enrollment. A
142, Anatomy and Physiology, and ITE must                 grade of “unsatisfactory” in the clinical portion
be completed within the ten (10) years prior to           of any nursing course results in an “F” grade for
admission to the nursing program or concurrent            the course regardless of the theory grade.
with the nursing program.                                     A student who has withdrawn because of
                                                          academic failure may not reenroll in the nurs-
Program Progression                                       ing curriculum more than one time. Such a
    Students must earn a minimum grade of “C”             student may not be readmitted if the cumulative
in all required courses and maintain a minimum            grade point average is less than 2.0, includ-
cumulative GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible for              ing all courses attempted other than nursing.
continued enrollment in the nursing program.              Re-enrollment must occur no later than three
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years or student will have to repeat all nursing             that frequently require squatting, bending,
courses.                                                     kneeling, reaching, and stair climbing;
    The student may be required to enroll in and             lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds;
satisfactorily complete specific courses before              frequent pushing and pulling up to 200
readmission. Additional data may be required.                pounds with assistance; occasional lifting
Each student’s application for readmission will              up to 200 pounds with assistance and
be considered by the nursing faculty and the                 occasional carrying up to 51-74 pounds.
decision to readmit will be based on additional              Duties also require constant use of acute
data, prior performance in the nursing program               sense of sight, hearing, touch, and speech.
and space availability. Any exception to the                 Environmental conditions include pro-
above policy must have the approval of the                   cedures that involve handling blood and
dean of the nursing program.                                 body fluids using universal precautions.
                                                         5. Immunizations must be current and
Financial Requirements                                       include Hepatitis B, MMR, Tetanus, and
    In addition to the usual college tuition and             Varicella. Proof of negative Tuberculin
fees, the nursing program requires: uniforms                 skin test (PPD) or chest X-ray. Previous
with accessories, textbooks, Comprehensive                   positive reactors are exempt but must see
Assessment Review Program (CARP), Com-                       the Program Dean.
prehensive Live NCLEX review, physical                   6. Student releases clinical agency, its agents
exam, immunizations, PPD or chest x-ray,                     and employees from any liability for any
professional liability insurance, criminal back-             injury or death to himself or damage to
ground checks and drug testing, CPR certifica-               his property arising out of agreement or
tion, and HIPAA certification.                               use of the clinical agency’s facilities. .
    Students are also responsible for transporta-        7. Each student must have appropriate profes-
tion to and from the college and health agencies             sional liability insurance while participat-
used for clinical experience.                                ing in clinical activities.
                                                         8. Student must have Proof of HIPAA Certi-
Clinical Contracts                                           fication in order to participate in activities
    The VATNP has contracts with clinical                    at clinical facilities
agencies for both student and patient safety. If         9. Clinical facilities require a criminal back-
students cannot comply with these contractual                ground check and drug screen clearance
requirements, they will not be able to partici-              as a condition for student placement.
pate in clinical activities and will be asked to         Contracts for each agency are available in the
withdraw from the program. General guidelines            VATNP office and may be reviewed by students
follow:                                                  upon request.
1. Clinical agencies reserve the right to
    dismiss a student from their agency at               Program Contacts
    any time with due cause. This will be                Ms. Kathy Mitchell, Program Dean
    done with advance notice, except in an               Faculty Contacts: Ms. Deborah Clarkston,
    emergency;                                           Ms. Donna Cluesman, Ms. Brandy McCarroll,
2. Proper uniform must be worn;                          Ms. Faith Sturgill, Ms. Deborah Wright
3. Published policies of the clinical agency             Ms. Mary Phillips - Counselor
    must be adhered to. Each student must                Location: Robb Hall - First Floor
    successfully complete an orientation
    program prior to participating in activities
    at any clinical facility.
4. Clinical facilities require that all stu-
    dents have documentation of ability to
    perform the physical demands required
    in direct patient care activities. Physical
    demands in this program include duties

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              Nursing Associate Degree leading to RN
                                 Track 1: 2-Year Plan
                                (Track 2 is not offered at MECC)

The VATNP offers an opportunity for recent                 SECOND YEAR
high school graduates and other eligible adults            Summer Semester
to complete the nursing degree program after               ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
two years of full time attendance (2 summer                PSY 231 Life Span Human Dev. I 3 0 3
sessions and 4 semesters). This is a rigorous              Humanities Elective            3 0 3
and academically challenging program.                                Total                    9

                                                           Fall Semester
   Track 1: 2-Year Curriculum Plan                         NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing          2    3    3
                                                           NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nsg. 2      9    5
                                      LecLab Crse          NUR 236 Prin. of Pharmacology III-IV 1    0    1
                                      Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                           PSY 232 Life Span Human Dev. II 3         0    3
FIRST YEAR                                                           Total                               12
Summer Semester
SDV 100 College Success Skills         1 0 1               Spring Semester
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health         2 0 2               NUR 208 Acute Medical-Surgical Nsg. 3     9 6
ENG 111 College Composition I          3 0 3               NUR 237 Prin. of Pharmacology III-IV 1    0 1
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps                             NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nsg. 2           3 3
        and Concepts                   3 0 3               NUR 254 Dimensions of
  or                                                                Professional Nursing        2    0 2
ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems          3 0 3                        Total                              12
        Total                              9
                                                           69 credits required to graduate
Fall Semester
BIO 141 Human Anatomy &                                    1Humanities electives include: ART 101,102;
          Physiology I                 3   3   4           CST 151,152; ENG 241,242,243,244,251,252;
NUR 105 Nursing Skills                 0   6   2           HUM 100,201,202; MUS 121, 122; PHI 101,
NUR 108 Nursing Prin. & Concepts I     4   3    5          220, 225,226,227; REL 231,232; Foreign
NUR 136 Prin. of Pharmacology I        1   0   1           Languages (including American Sign Lan-
NUR 226 Health Assessment              1   3    2          guage)
          Total                                14          TP
                                                             This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                           tive; please see your advisor for additional
Spring Semester                                            information.
BIO 142 Human Anatomy &
         Physiology II                 3   3   4
NUR 109 Nursing Prin. & Concepts II    3   6   5
NUR 114 Geriatric Nursing              2   3   3
NUR 137 Prin. of Pharmacology II       1   0   1
         Total                                 13




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              Nursing Associate Degree leading to RN
                   Track 3 - Part-Time, Evening/Weekend

About Our Program                                         PSY 231 Life Span Human Dev. I 3 0 3
   A part-time evening/weekend option is                          Total                      5
available for students who must work and/or
wish to attend part-time. General education               Fall Semester
                                                          NUR 105 Nursing Skills             0 6 2
courses can be completed as night classes or              NUR 108 Nursing Prin. & Concepts I 4 3 5
by distance education options such as web                 NUR 226 Health Assessment          1 3 2
based learning. Nursing classes and clini-                          Total                        9
cals are taught on evenings and weekends
on an extended plan. This track is often se-              Spring Semester
lected by the working adult or the individual             NUR 109 Nursing Prin. & Concepts II 3 6 5
who wants to attend part-time. General edu-                        Total                          5
cation courses listed in Year 1 must be com-
pleted before the student can begin Year 2.               YEAR THREE
                                                          Summer Semester
                                                          PSY 232 Life Span Human Dev. II 3 0 3
Admission Requirements                                            Total                       3
    Admissions requirements for the part-
time evening/weekend nursing program are                  Fall Semester
the same as the regular program with the fol-             NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nrsg I 2 9 5
lowing exception: Students must complete                  NUR 236 Principles of Pharm. III-IV 1 0 1
20 credits of support (general education)                           Total                          6
courses: BIO 141, BIO 142, ENG 111, ENG
112, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115, and SDV                     Spring Semester
                                                          NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing           2 3 3
100. Additional required general education                NUR 114 Geriatric Nursing             2 3 3
courses can be completed after acceptance                          Total                            6
to the program.
                                     LecLab Crse          YEAR FOUR
                                                          Summer Semester
                                     Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
YEAR ONE
Summer Semester                                           Humanities Elective                   3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I         3 0 3                         Total                           3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps
        and Concepts                  3 0 3               Fall Semester
  or                                                      NUR 237 Principles of Pharm. III-IV 1 0 1
ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems         3 0 3               NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 2 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills        1 0 1               NUR 254 Dimensions of
        Total                             7                         Professional Nursing      2 0 2
                                                                    Total                         6
Fall Semester
BIO 141 Human Anatomy &                                   Spring Semester
          Physiology I                3 3 4               NUR 208 Acute Med/Surg Nursing 3 9 6
ENG 112 College Composition II        3 0 3                        Total                     6
          Total                           7
                                                          69 credits required to graduate
Spring Semester
BIO 142 Human Anatomy &                                   Humanities electives include: ART 101,
         Physiology II                3 3 4               102; CST 151,152; ENG 241, 242, 243, 244,
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health        2 0 2               251,252; HUM 100,201,202; MUS 121, 122;
         Total                            6               PHI 101, 220, 225,226,227; REL 231,232;
                                                          Foreign Languages (including American Sign
YEAR TWO                                                  Language)
Summer Semester
                                                          TP
                                                            This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
NUR 136 Prin. of Pharmacology I       1 0 1               tive; please see your advisor for additional
NUR 137 Prin of Pharmacology II       1 0 1               information.


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              Nursing Associate Degree leading to RN
                   Track 4 - LPN to RN Bridge Curriculum
                                                                                               LecLab Crse
                                                                                               Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

About Our Program                                       PRE-CLINICAL STUDIES
    Students who are LPNs are required to               BIO 141 Human Anatomy &
complete at least 17 hours of the general edu-                  Physiology I                    3 3 4
cation courses before beginning the LPN to              BIO 142 Human Anatomy &
RN nursing classes. The length of this track                    Physiology II                   3 3 4
                                                        ENG 111 College Composition I           3 0 3
depends on the amount of time needed to                 ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps
complete the general education classes. The                     and Concepts                    3 0 3
nursing classes can be completed in one year.             or
Some LPNS may opt for the part-time evening             ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems           3 0 3
weekend program which requires 2 years of               MTH 126 Math for Allied Health          2 0 2
nursing classes after completion of general             SDV 100 College Success Skills          1 0 1
education requirements. The Virginia Appala-                    Total                               17
chian Tricollege Nursing Program’s advance
placement or “Bridge Program,” is designed to           Summer Semester
grant advanced placement to LPNs who have               NUR 115* LPN Transition                 5   3   6
been admitted to the Virginia Appalachian               NUR 136 Prin of Pharmacology I          1   0   1
Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP) Asso-                NUR 137 Prin of Pharmacology II         1   0    1
ciate Degree program and meet prerequisite              NUR 226 Health Assessment               1   3    2
                                                                 Total                                  10
requirements.
   If there is sufficient enrollment in the VAT-        Fall Semester
NP, students who meet the eligibility require-          ENG 112 College Composition II          3 0 3
ments for the advanced placement will take              NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing             2 3 3
“Bridge Courses” in the summer term and                 NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nrsg      2 9 5
then be eligible to take the sophomore level            NUR 236 Principles of
courses and graduate within one (1) academic                      Pharmacology III-IV           1 0 1
year with an AAS Degree in Nursing.                     PSY 231 Life Span Human
   This program is designed to recognize the                      Development I                 3 0 3
common abilities of nurses and to bridge the                      Total                             15
difference between LPN and RN knowledge
base and to allow these students to finish              Spring Semester
the AAS program within a two and one-half               NUR 208 Acute Med/Surg Nursing          3   9    6
                                                        NUR 237 Prin. of Pharm. III-IV          1   0   1
semester period.
                                                        NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing        2   3    3
                                                        NUR 254 Dimensions of Prof Nrsg         2   0    2
Admission Requirements                                  PSY 232 Life Span Human Dev. II         3   0   3
    Admission requirements for the LPN to RN            Humanities Elective                     3   0   3
nursing program are the same as the regular                        Total                                18
program with the following exceptions:
   1. Be a licensed LPN with at least one               *60 credits required to graduate
year of full time recent work experience as
an LPN                                                  *Upon completion of NUR 115, credit will
   2. Be an accepted student in the regular             be awarded for NUR 105, 108, 109 and 114
VATNP program                                           (15 credits). These credits will appear on the
   3. Completion of 17 credits of support               student’s official transcript.
(general education) courses required for                Humanities electives include: ART 101,102;
                                                        CST 151,152; ENG 241,242,243,244,251,252;
graduation from the Nursing program: BIO                HUM 100,201,202; MUS 121, 122; PHI 101,
141, BIO 142, ENG 111, ITE 115, MTH 126,                220, 225,226,227; REL 231,232; Foreign Lan-
SDV 100. Additional required general educa-             guages (including American Sign Language)
tion courses can be completed after accep-              TP
                                                          This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
tance to the program.                                   tive; see your advisor for more information.

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             Nursing Associate Degree leading to RN
     Track 5 - LPN to RN Bridge Part-time Evening/Weekend
             Pre-Clinical Studies Must Be Completed Before Entering Program

About the Program                                        Spring Semester
    A part-time evening/weekend LPN                      BIO 142 Hum Anatomy &
to RN option is available for LPNs who                             Physiology II         3 3 4
                                                         MTH 126 Math for Allied Health  2 0 2
work and/or wish to attend part time. Gen-               PSY 232 Life Span Human Dev. II 3 0 3
eral education courses can be completed as                         Total                     9
night classes or by distance education op-
tions such as web based learning. Nursing                YEAR TWO
classes and clinicals are taught on evenings             Summer Session
and weekends on an extended plan. General                NUR 115* LPN Transition                 5   3   6
education courses listed in Year 1 must be               NUR 136 Prin. of Pharmacology I         1   0   1
completed before the student can begin Year              NUR 137 Prin of Pharmacology II         1   0   1
                                                         NUR 226 Health Assessment               1   3   2
2.                                                                Total                                  10
Admission Requirements
    Admission requirements for the part-                 Fall Semester
time evening/weekend LPN to RN nursing                   NUR 205 Intro to Second Level Nrsg 2 9 5
program are the same as the regular program              NUR 236 Prin. of Pharm. III-IV     1 0 1
with the following exceptions:                                     Total                        6
1. Be a licensed LPN with at least one year
of full time recent work experience as an                Spring Semester
                                                         NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing             2 3 3
LPN. Recent graduates who have no work                            Total                              3
experience must work in an LPN position
while enrolled in the program to accumu-                 YEAR THREE
late the equivalent of one year full time                Summer Semester
work experience.                                         Humanities Elective                     3 0 3
2. Be an accepted student in the regular                           Total                             3
VATNP program
3. Completion of 26 credits of support (gen-             Fall Semester
eral education) courses required for gradu-              NUR 237 Prin. of Pharm. III-IV   1 0 1
                                                         NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 2 3 3
ation from the Nursing program: BIO 141,                 NUR 254 Dimensions of Prof Nrsg 2 0 2
BIO 142, ENG 111, ENG 112, MTH 126,                                Total                      6
ITE 100 or 115, PSY 231, PSY 232, and
SDV 100.                                                 Spring Semester
                                                         NUR 208 Acute Med/Surg Nursing 3 9 6
                                    LecLab Crse                   Total                     6
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
YEAR ONE                                                 *60 credits required to graduate
Summer Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I        3 0 3               *Upon completion of NUR 115, credit will
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps                           be awarded for NUR 105, 108, 109 and 114
        and Concepts                 3 0 3               (15 credits). These credits will appear on the
  or
ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems        3 0 3               student’s official transcript.
PSY 231 Life Span Human Dev. I       3 0 3               Humanities electives include: ART 101,102;
SDV 100 College Success Skills       1 0 1               CST 151,152; ENG 241,242,243,244,251,252;
        Total                            10              HUM 100,201,202; MUS 121, 122; PHI 101,
                                                         220, 225,226,227; REL 231,232; Foreign
Fall Semester                                            Languages (including American Sign Lan-
BIO 141 Hum Anatomy &                                    guage).
          Physiology I               3 3 4               TP
                                                           This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
ENG 112 College Composition II       3 0 3               tive; see your advisor for more information.
          Total                          7

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                                         certificAte
                                          nursing
       prActicAl nursing certificAte leAding to lpn (157)
About Our Program                                          a 2.5 or greater. GED recipients will be
     The Practical Nursing curriculum is                   ranked according to their GED scores.
designed to prepare beginning practitioners             2. The completion of one unit of algebra-
with the knowledge and skills, as entry level              parts 1 and 2 and math placement score
nurses, to care for patients of all age groups.            of 3T.
Students will be prepared to assist in meeting          3. The completion of one unit of biology
the health needs of the community through                  with a grade of “C” or better. Biology
provision of quality nursing care as a Licensed            must have been completed within the last
Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion                five (5) years.
of the program, graduates are eligible to apply         4. Completion of college placement tests
to take the National Council Licensure Exami-              and successful completion of all pre-
nation (NCLEX-PN). The program length is                   scribed developmental work-prior to
three semesters (one year). This program has               admission into the Practical Nursing
been approved by the Virginia State Board of               program.
Nursing.
                                                        Second phase of admission
Opportunities For Employment
    Opportunities for the Licensed Practical            5. Submission of a Letter of Intent address-
Nurse include employment in hospitals, nurs-                ing the question, “Why I want to become
ing homes, clinics, day-care centers, school                an LPN.”
systems, physicians’ offices, rehabilitation            6. Completion of the Test of Essential Aca-
facilities, industry, the military, home health,            demic Skills version V (TEAS V). Ap-
and private duty nursing.                                   plicants must complete all sections of the
                                                            test. A minimum individualized adjusted
Opportunities For Advancement                               score of 41.3% (percentile ranking-14) is
    Many LPN’s desire to further their educa-               required for admission.
tion and pursue a degree as a Registered Nurse.         7. Completion of Health Science Program
An LPN to RN bridge program is available                    Application for each academic year inter-
through MECC for interested students. Various               ested in being considered for the Practical
Universities offer LPN to BSN bridge pro-                   Nursing program.
grams. Many LPN’s choose to practice as an              8. Accepted applicants will receive an
LPN, but may specialize in a particular field of            acceptance letter in the mail upon sat-
medicine such as Obstetrics, Oncology, Surgery,             isfactory completion of all admission
or Rehabilitative Services.                                 requirements.
                                                        9. Completion of the special physical ex-
Admission Requirements                                      amination, including the immunization
    Admission to the Practical Nursing pro-                 schedule, prior to beginning nursing
gram is a selective process. The Practical                  coursework. Accepted applicants will
Nursing program is open to applicants who                   receive a copy of the physical examina-
are free of any physical or mental condition                tion forms and a projected expense list
which might adversely affect performance                    with acceptance letters.
as a member of the nursing profession. In               10. Physical examination forms must be
addition to the requirements for admission                  turned in during program orientation.
to the college, the applicant must meet the
following requirements:                                     Students should refer to the Practical
                                                        Nursing Admission Process and the Health
First phase of admission                                Science Program Application for published
                                                        deadlines and admission criteria.
1. Applicant’s cumulative GPA must reflect

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Special Note                                           or not. If a student is denied admission into
     The State Board of Nursing has the author-        the clinical agency, the student will not be
ity to deny licensure to any applicant who has         allowed to finish the program.
violated any of the provisions of 54.1-3008 of            Clinical agencies require drug testing prior
the Code of Virginia. Any student entering the         to placement of students for clinical rotations.
Practical Nursing program who has commit-              Students with positive drug test results will be
ted any legal offenses other than minor traffic        prohibited from clinical practice and will not
violations should discuss these matters with           be eligible to complete the program.
the Program Director of the Practical Nursing             Cost of criminal background checks and
program prior to application.                          drug testing will be the responsibility of the
                                                       student.
Program Requirements
     The student is required to complete a             Program Progression
sequence of courses and learning experi-                  Any student who earns a final grade lower
ences provided at the college, off campus              than “C” in any PNE course or HLT 130 must
educational facilities, and selected com-              repeat the course and earn a final grade of
munity agencies, such as hospitals, nursing            “C” or better before taking the next course
homes, physician’s offices, and comparable             of sequence. Students are encouraged to
facilities. The Practical Nursing faculty will         repeated courses within the next available
observe and evaluate the student’s suitability         semester but must be completed within one
for nursing and direct patient care.                   year of admission. If over one year, students
     The Practical Nursing program faculty             will be required to submit an application and
reserves the right to recommend, through               repeat all PNE coursework.
appropriate channels, the withdrawal of                   All students will be required to complete
any student who does not exhibit suitable              ATI proctor exams in PNE 161, PNE 162,
demeanor/attendance.                                   PNE 164, PNE 158, PNE 174, PNE 135 (OB
     Students must complete all first semester         and pedi), and PNE 145. Regardless of letter
courses prior to completing any second se-             grade, a level 1 proficiency score is required
mester courses; all second semester courses            to successfully complete the above listed
must be completed prior to completing any              coursework. Students who do not achieve
third semester courses. Students must com-             a level 1 proficiency score will be given a
plete semester coursework within a year or             grade of “F” and be required to repeat the
will be required to repeat courses.                    coursework.
     Physical demands in this program include             In the third semester (PNE 145), students
duties that frequently require squatting,              will be given an ATI predictor exam. Students
bending, kneeling, reaching, stair climbing,           are required to score a minimum of 80%
lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, frequent         probability of passing boards on first attempt.
pushing and pulling up to 200 pounds with              Students will have two (2) attempts to earn
assistance, and occasional lifting and carry-          the minimum score of 80% probability. Stu-
ing up to 51-74 pounds. Duties also require            dents who do not score the minimum of 80%
constant use of sight, hearing, touch, and             probability on the exit exam will be given a
speech. Environmental conditions include               grade of “F” for the course. Students will be
procedures that involve handling blood and             required to repeat the PNE 145 coursework
body fluids using standard precautions.                and take PNE 199-supervised study (graded
                                                       as: satisfactory/unsatisfactory). Upon sat-
Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening               isfactory completion of PNE 145 and PNE
    Background checks for criminal history             199 coursework, students will be required to
and sex offender crimes against minors are             retake the predictor exams. Students will be
required for entrance into clinical agencies.          given two (2) attempts to score 80% or greater
Students with convictions may be prohibited            probability of passing on first attempt. If 80%
from clinical practice and may not be allowed          probability is not achieved, students will be
to complete the program. Any questionable              given a grade of “F” in PNE 145 and will
background check will be reported to the               not earn the certificate of practical nursing
clinical agency. Clinical agencies have final          and will be ineligible to retake the practical
say whether a student may attend clinical              nursing certificate coursework.
                                                          Virginia Community College System
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policy states that no course may be taken                                                       LecLab Crse
                                                                                                Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
more than twice (original enrollment and               FIRST YEAR
one repeat). There will be no exceptions to            First Semester
this policy.                                           ENG 111 College Composition I            3 0 3
                                                       PNE 161 Nursing-Health Changes I 4 6 6
Special Considerations                                 PNE 1741 Applied Pharm for PNs 1 0 1
    Practical Nursing is an academically rig-          or MTH 126 Math for Allied Health        2 0 2
orous program, but one having the potential            PNE 143 Applied Nursing Skills           0 3 1
to provide a rewarding career for participants.        PNE 173 Pharmacology for PNs             1 0 1
    Practical Nursing classes begin in the             PNE 1551 Body Structure & Function 3 0 3
fall and spring of each year. This program is          or BIO 141/142 Anat. & Physiology (8 cr. hrs. total)
a limited enrollment program that accepts a            HLT 130 Nutrition & Diet Therapy 1 0 1
maximum of 25 students in the spring semes-            SDV 100 College Success Skills           1 0 1
ter and 30 students in the fall semester.                           Total                            17/18
    Students are responsible for the following
costs in addition to tuition, fees, and book           Second Semester
costs: uniforms, CPR/First Aid certification,          PNE 162 Nursing-Health Changes II 4 18 10
immunizations, physical exam, medical                  PSY 231 Life Span Dev. Psych I    3 0 3
equipment (stethoscope, sphygmanometer,                PNE 158 Mental Health             1 0 1
pen light, watch with second hand, etc),                        Total                        14
and mandatory review and testing services
throughout the program. Students are also              Third Semester
responsible for their own transportation to            PNE 164 Nursing-Health Changes IV         4 18 10
the college and all clinical sites.                    PNE 136 Care of Matern, Nwbrn, Ped        4 0 4
                                                       PNE 145 Trends                            1 0 1
Program Contacts                                       PSY 232 Life Span Dev. Psych II           3 0 3
Lena L Whisenhunt, Program Director                             Total                                 18
Location: Robb Hall – First Floor (R110)
Email: lwhisenhunt@me.vccs.edu                         48/49 credits required to graduate
Renee Stanley, Associate Professor                     *PNE 199-Supervised Study will be required
Location: Robb Hall – First Floor (R110)               if 80% probability on NCLEX predictor is not
Email: rstanley@me.vccs.edu                            achieved during Trends.
                                                       1
                                                        Students may substitute BIO 141/BIO 142 for
                                                       PNE 155; may substitute MTH 126 for PNE 174.




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                                          certificAte
                 occupAtionAl therApy AssistAnt
About Our Program                                        tional therapy setting should be documented
     Graduates of the program are prepared to            by the OT personnel denoting and date (‘)
qualify as contributing members of the health            and time(s).
care team who will care for patients under                   All high school courses and/or college
the supervision of a Registered Occupational             work must reflect an overall grade average
Therapist. The goals of the occupational ther-           of “C” (2.0 GPA) or higher. Satisfactory
apy team are to develop, restore, or maintain            performance on the ASSET or COMPASS
adaptive skills in individuals whose abilities           testing program is required. All pre-requisite
to cope with daily living are threatened or              courses, including any prescribed develop-
impaired by disease, injury, developmental               mental studies courses, must be successfully
disability, or social disadvantage.                      completed before the January 15 application
     The Occupational Therapy Assistant                  deadline. Students planning to transfer to se-
Program is accredited by the Accreditation               nior institutions should inform their advisors
Council for Occupational Therapy Educa-                  and should consider coursework that can be
tion (ACOTE) of the American Occupational                used for transfer.
Therapy Association (AOTA), located at                       Because entry into this program is com-
4720 Montgomery Lane, P. O. Box 31220,                   petitive, students must complete the applica-
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA’s phone                    tion process with the Admissions Office by
number is (301) 652-2582. Graduates of the               January 15. Classes begin the Fall semester
program will be able to sit for the national             of each academic year. Students accepted into
certification examination for the occupa-                the program are required to submit a certificate
tional therapy assistant administered by the             reflecting a successful physical examination,
National Board for Certification in Occupa-              signed by a licensed physician. The physical
tional Therapy (NBCOT). After successful                 examination must be completed after receiv-
completion of this exam, the individual will             ing notification of acceptance to the program
be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assis-               and prior to beginning classes. Immunizations
tant (COTA). Most states require licensure in            must be current and include Hepatitis B and
order to practice; however, state licenses are           MMR. Proof of Tuberculin skin test (PPD) and
usually based on the results of the NBCOT                CPR certification must be shown on admission
Certification Examination.                               to the program and kept current throughout
     Employment opportunities include posi-              the program. Students are responsible for
tions in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clin-        any additional costs related to physicals, vac-
ics, day care centers, long-term care facilities,        cinations, uniforms, insurance, background
schools, sheltered workshops, homebound                  checks, drug testing, clinical travel, or other
programs and community agencies.                         needed supplies or requirements.

Special Considerations                                   Program Requirements
    In addition to the general requirements                  The student is required to complete a
for admission to the both SVCC and MECC,                 sequence of courses and learning experi-
consideration for a position in this program             ences. Students must achieve a grade of
requires a high school diploma or GED; the               “C” or better in all program courses. Any
completion of the ASSET or COMPASS                       student receiving a grade of “D” in any of the
tests; two units of mathematics (Algebra I               program courses will be placed on Program
plus Algebra II and/or Geometry), one unit               Probation. That course shall be remediated
of Biology with a laboratory, and one unit               once, with a written contract containing the
of Chemistry with a laboratory. Additional               requirements of the remediation. Please note:
classes that are recommended include: Ab-                Students may be required to wait at least one
normal Psychology and Ethics for Health                  academic year before they will have an op-
Care Personnel. Grades in these courses must             portunity to remediate the course. Students
reflect a minimum of “C.” MTH 126 may                    on program probation status will only be
substitute for the second math requirement.              allowed to remediate the course if there is
Eight (8) hours of observation in an occupa-             an open position in the class. Dismissal from
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the program shall result if: 1) the student                                                  LecLab Crse

does not meet the requirements of the pro-
                                                                                             Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
                                                         First Semester
bationary contract; 2) the student receives a            BIO 141 Human Anatomy &
final grade of less than “C” in any program                         Physiology              3     3    4
courses either during or after the period of             ENG 111 College Composition I      3     0    3
the Program Probation; or 3) a final grade               HLT 141 Intro to Med. Terminology 2      0    2
of “F” in any coursework after admittance                ITE 102 Computers & Info Systems 2       0    2
to the program will result in dismissal from             OCT 100 Intro to OT                3     0    3
the program. Remediated courses must be                  PSY 231 Human Life Span Dev. I 3         0    3
completed with a final grade of “C” or better.           SDV 104 Study Skills
                                                         or SDV 108 College Survival Skills 1     0 1
Clinical and Behavioral Requirements:                               Total                           18
    Selected and supervised learning experi-
ences are required by this program and will              Second Semester
be accomplished at selected health care facili-          BIO 142 Human Anatomy &
ties. Because there are limited clinical sites                    Physiology II               3 3 4
within the area, students may be required to             OCT 195 Topics in OT for Physical
travel to other areas to complete clinical train-                 Dysfunction                 2 0 3
ing. Students are responsible for providing              OCT 201 OT with Psychosocial
their own transportation, uniforms, and living                    Dysfunction                 3   0   3
expenses during fieldwork experiences. In                OCT 205 Therapeutic Media            1   3   2
the fifth semester, there will be 40 hours per           NAS 195 Kinesiology                  1   0   1
week of clinical time (Level II fieldwork) in            HUM/Fine Arts Elective               3   0   3
                                                         PSY 232 Human Life Span Dev. II      3   0    3
two eight week segments, so students must
                                                                  Total                               18
plan their schedules accordingly. Program
faculty will observe and evaluate the student’s          Summer Semester
suitability for the profession. If in the judg-          OCT 190 Coord. Practice in OT I -
ment of the Program Faculty the student does                     Level I Fieldwork         0 5 1
not exhibit those behaviors required of the              OCT 207 Therapeutic Skills        2 3 3
occupational therapy assistant, the student              OCT 220 OT for the Adult          2 0 2
may be asked to withdraw from the program.                       Total                         6
NOTE: All OTA students must complete
Level II Fieldwork within 18 months fol-                 Third Semester
lowing completion of academic preparation.               OCT 190 Coord. Prac. in OT II -
NOTE: A felony conviction may affect a                            Level I Fieldwork           0 5 1
graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certi-           OCT 202 OT with Physical
fication examination or attain state licensure.                   Disabilities                3 3 4
NOTE: Criminal Background Checks/Drug                    OCT 203 OT w/Dev. Disabilities       3 3 4
Testing - Background checks for criminal his-            OCT 208 OT Service Management
tory and sex offender crimes against minors                       & Delivery                  3 0 3
are required for entrance into some clinical             OCT 210 Assistive Tech. in OT        2 0 2
agencies. Students with convictions may be                        Total                           14
prohibited from clinical practice and may
not complete the program. Clinical agencies              Fourth Semester
may require drug testing prior to placement of           OCT 290 Coord. Prac. in OT III -
students for clinical rotations. Students with                    Level II Fieldwork          0 40 6
                                                         OCT 290 Coord. Prac. in OT IV -
positive drug test results may be prohibited
                                                                  Level II Fieldwork          0 40 6
from clinical practice and may not complete                       Total                           12
the program. Cost for criminal background
checks and drug testing will be the responsi-            68 credits required to graduate
bility of the student.
                                                         Notes: ITE 115 may be substituted for
Program Contacts                                         ITE 102, SDV 100 may be substituted
Mr. Tommy Clements or Ms. Kim Dorton                     for SDV 104 or 108, HIT 111 or HIT 112
Location: Robb Hall                                      may be substituted for HLT 141. Stu-
Ms. Annette Looney, Program Director,                    dents should consult their advisors for
Southwest Virginia Community College                     the list of approved humanities electives.
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                     AssociAte of Applied science degree
                        pArAlegAl studies (260)
About Our Program                                                                              LecLab Crse
    The Paralegal Studies program is designed                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
to prepare individuals to work in a legal office          FIRST YEAR
environment. The program provides training                First Semester
in the general processes of American law                  AST 141 Word Processing I         3       0 3
and the knowledge and skills to perform                   BUS 241 Business Law I            3       0 3
specific legal tasks under the supervision of             ENG 111 College Composition I     3       0 3
an attorney. In addition, the program helps               LGL 110 Introduction to Law & the
prepare individuals for paralegal certification                     Legal Assistant         3       0 3
exams.                                                    LGL 120 Legal Terminology         3       0 3
                                                          SDV 101 Orientation to Business
Opportunities For Employment                                        Programs                1       0 1
    At MECC you will have the opportunity                           Total                             16
to gain the knowledge and skills required to              Second Semester
perform a variety of specialized duties with              AST 238 Word Processing
competence and understanding. The Parale-                          Advanced Operations          3   0   3
gal Studies associate degree will help prepare            ITE 115 Intro to Comp Apps            3   0   3
you for a wide range of entry level positions             LGL 115 Real Estate Law               3   0    3
as a paraprofessional in the legal field with             LGL 117 Family Law                    3   0    3
opportunities in law firms, mortgage compa-               LGL 125 Legal Research                3   0    3
nies, banks, title insurance companies, private           MTH 141 Business Mathematics I        3   0    3
corporation, and government and administra-                        Total                                18
tive agencies.
                                                          SECOND YEAR
Opportunities For Advancement                             Third Semester
    There is a need in Southwest Virginia and             AST 205 Business Communications 3         0 3
upper East Tennessee for highly motivated                 HLT or PE Elective              1         0 1
and skilled paralegal studies professionals.              LGL 126 Legal Writing           3         0 3
The combination of specialized legal as-                  LGL 216 Trial Preparation &
sisting knowledge and fundamental office                           Discovery Practice     3         0   3
technology skills help provide the flexibility            LGL 218 Criminal Law            3         0   3
and opportunity for career advancement in                 PLS 211 U.S. Government I       3         0   3
the legal field.                                          SDV 106 Prep for Employment     1         0   1
                                                                   Total                                17
Special Considerations
                                                          Fourth Semester
    Students are required to take English and
                                                          AST 265 Legal Office Procedures I     3   0   3
mathematics placement tests.                              LGL 225 Estate Planning & Probate     3   0   3
    Your chances of success in this field are             LGL 230 Legal Transactions            3   0   3
increased if you have good organizational,                LGL 290 Internship/Legal Assisting    3   0   3
analytical, and academic skills and enjoy                 PSY 1201 Human Relations              3   0   3
working with people in a complex, fast-paced              Humanities Elective                   3   0   3
work environment.                                                   Total                               18
    Classes are offered both on campus and online.
Most students will require more than two full             69 credits required to graduate
years of study to complete the Associate Degree
in Paralegal Studies.                                     1
                                                           Students may take PSY 120, PSY 126. Those
                                                          who plan to transfer to a 4-year college must
Program Contacts                                          register for PSY 200.
Ms. Vickie Ratliff, Dean
Faculty Contact: Ms. Beth Snodgrass
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall



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                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
                     physicAl therApy AssistAnt
About Our Program                                      school record must reflect an overall “C”
      The two-year program is designed to              average (2.0). A 2.0 cumulative grade point
prepare the student as a skilled, technical            average (GPA) is also required on all college
health care worker with the knowledge and              work completed. Because of limited clinical
skill to assist the physical therapist in meet-        sites and laboratory space, there are a limited
ing the physical therapy needs of the public.          number of slots in the program; therefore,
Upon successful completion of the program,             early application is desirable. Shadowing
students are eligible to sit for the Virginia          hours, TEAS test, and a program director
State Licensing Examination leading to                 interview are also required. Students are
licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant.           strongly encouraged to apply by no later
The physical therapy assistant program is ac-          than January 15th of each year, however.
credited by the Commission on the Accredi-             Questions regarding the program application
tation in Physical Therapy Education of the            process should be directed to the Admissions
American Physical Therapy Association.                 and Records Office at WCC or to Mrs. Kim
      Employment opportunities for the li-             Dorton at MECC.
censed Physical Therapist Assistant include
positions in hospitals, nursing homes, home            Program Requirements
health care agencies, rehabilitation centers,          Upon admission, a complete health exami-
school systems, and for private practices.             nation form will be required of all students
      This program is being provided through           admitted to the program. A student receiving
an innovative, cooperative arrangement with            a final grade lower than “C” in any course in
Wytheville Community College. Students                 the physical therapist assistant sequence or
will register at MECC for their general educa-         anatomy and physiology will be ineligible
tion course requirements and register through          to continue in the physical therapist assistant
WCC for their program courses. The use of              courses. Selected learning experiences will
distance education technology will enable              be provided in a number of physical therapy
students to complete their coursework with             settings located within the geographical area
limited travel, however students will be               served by the college. Students are assigned
totally responsible for transportation to and          to clinical agencies on a space available
from the college(s) and the health agencies            basis.
utilized for clinical experiences. The A.A.S.                Additional program costs such as physi-
degree will be awarded by Wytheville Com-              cal examination, vaccinations, uniforms,
munity College.                                        insurance, background checks, supplies, and
                                                       travel to clinical settings are the responsibility
Special Considerations                                 of the student.
      To enter the Associate Degree Physical
Therapist Assistant program the student must           Program Contacts
be a high school graduate or the equivalent.           Mr. Tommy Clements or Ms. Kim Dorton
High school courses must include one unit of           Location: Robb Hall
biology and chemistry (lab courses) and one            Ms. Julie King, Program Director, Wytheville
unit of algebra. Satisfactory COMPASS or               Community College
ASSET scores in English and proficiency in
MTH 03 (proficiency in MTH 04 preferred)
are required. Students who lack any or all of
these high school pre-requisites, or who do
not score high enough on writing and reading
placement tests to be eligible for ENG 111
or ENG 137, may satisfy the requirements
by successfully completing the equivalent
developmental courses. The student’s high

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                                    Lec Lab Crse
                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
First Semester
BIO 141 Human Anatomy
          & Physiology I            3    3    4
ENG 111 College Composition         3    0    3
PSY 230 Developmental Psych.        3    0    3
PTH 105 Intro to Physical Therapy   1    4    3
PTH 110 Medical Reporting           1    0    2
SDV 100 College Success Skills      1    0    1
          Total                              16

Second Semester
BIO 142 Human Anatomy
         & Physiology II          3 3         4
PTH 115 Kinesiology for the Physical
         Therapy Assistant        2 4         4
PTH 121 Therapeutic Procedures I 3 6          5
PTH 151 Musculoskeletal Structure
         and Function             2 4        5
         Total                               18

Summer Semester
PTH 131 Clinical Education I    0 10 2
PTH 210 Psych. Aspects of Ther. 2 0 2
PTH 227 Pathological Conditions 3 0 3
        Total                        7

Third Semester
PTH 122 Therapeutic
         Procedures II              3 4 5
PTH 225 Rehabilitation Proc.        3 4 5
PTH 226 Therapeutic Exercise        3 2 4
         Total                          14

Fourth Semester
PTH 245 Professional Issues         3 0      3
PTH 251 Clinical Practicum I        0 15     3
PTH 252 Clinical Practicum II       0 20     4
HUM/Fine Arts Elective              3 0      3
         Total                               13

68 credits required to graduate




                                                    82
                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
                        police scienceTP (464)
About Our Program                                                                             LecLab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    At MECC you’ll find a fascinating and               FIRST YEAR
challenging Police Science curriculum that              First Semester
includes courses in Criminal Law, Inves-                ADJ 100 Survey/Criminal Justice        3 0 3
tigation, Juvenile Delinquency, and Police              ADJ 131 Legal Evidence                 3 0 3
Administration. The program is structured               ADJ 171 Forensic Science I
to prepare individuals for careers in criminal           or Science Elective                   3   3   4
justice and related occupations. It is not de-          ENG 111 College Composition I          3   0   3
signed to train for any speciality, but rather          ITE 100 Intro to Info Systems          3   0   3
                                                        SDV 100 College Success Skills         1   0   1
to provide a broad foundation, which will                          Total                               17
prepare students to enter any of the many
criminal justice fields.                                Second Semester
                                                        ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology          3 0 3
Opportunities For Employment                            ADJ 130 Intro to Criminal Law          3 0 3
    Job openings are available in the law               ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal
enforcement and the protective services fields                      Investigation              3 0 3
with positions open in public law enforce-              HLT, PED
ment agencies, private security firms, as well          or ADJ 138, ADJ 127                    2 0 2
as state and federal agencies.                          ADJ 172 Forensic Science II
                                                         or Sci. Elective                      3 3 4
                                                        Elective                               3 0 3
Opportunities For Advancement                                       Total                          18
    This curriculum is designed primarily
for persons seeking full-time employment                SECOND YEAR
in criminal justice field upon graduation.              Third Semester
Further educational opportunities may be                ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice System        3 0 3
available. Please contact an ADJ advisor for            ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Org.
additional information.                                            & Administration            3 0 3
                                                        ADJ 133 Ethics                         3 0 3
Special Considerations                                  Humanities Elective                    3 0 3
                                                        MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I
    Entry into the program requires taking the          or MTH 141 Business Mathematics I      3 0 3
English and mathematics placement tests. If             SOC 200 Principles of Sociology        3 0 3
deficiencies are found, you will be required to                    Total                           18
correct them by registering for developmental
studies. Each applicant must meet with the              Fourth Semester
College’s Protective Services faculty for a             ADJ 296 On-Site Training/Criminal
personal interview.                                                Justice
    Applicants not already employed in law en-          or ADJ 198 Seminar and Project        3    0 3
forcement are cautioned as to the qualifications        ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for
usually required for law enforcement agency                        Justice Personnel          3    0 3
                                                        PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3         0 3
employment: 1) Excellent moral character,               CST 105 Oral Communication
no felony convictions or any crime involving            or CST 100 Principles/Public Speaking 3    0 3
moral turpitude, nor an excessive number of             Elective                              3    0 3
traffic citations. 2) A background investiga-                     Total                              15
tion is normally conducted by the employing
agency to confirm these conditions.                     68 credits required to graduate

Program Contacts
                                                        TP
                                                          This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Robert England,                   tive; please see your advisor for additional
Ms. Cindy Ringley                                       information.
Location: Armory


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                 AssociAte of Applied science degree
                rAdiogrAphy technology (697-08)
About Our Program                                       be high school graduates or the equivalent
    Graduates of the radiography technol-               and must reflect a “C” average. A cumulative
ogy program are prepared to contribute as               grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved
member of the allied health team, care for              on all college work. To meet the Radiography
patients under the supervision of qualified             Program admission requirements the appli-
physicians, and meet requirements for ARRT              cant must have completed:
certification.
    This program is being provided through              • One unit of Biology with lab, one unit
an innovative, cooperative agreement with                 of Chemistry with lab, and two units of
Southwest Virginia Community College.                     mathematics (Algebra I, and Algebra II
Wytheville Community College and Vir-                     and/or Geometry) with a “C” or better;
ginia Highlands Community College are also
partners. Students will register at MECC for            • Biology 101 and Chemistry 05 will be con-
their general education course requirements               sidered equivalent to high school Biology
and register through SVCC for their program               and Chemistry. Math 03, 04 and 06 will
courses. The use of distance education tech-              be considered equivalent to high school
nology will enable students to complete their             Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry;
coursework at MECC and at local clinical
                                                        • Completion of a college placement
facilities, with limited travel to SVCC. The
                                                          test (ASSET or COMPASS), which
A.A.S. degree will be awarded by Southwest
                                                          includes sections of reading, writing and
Virginia Community College.
                                                          mathematics. All prescribed developmental
    Employment opportunities exist for well-
                                                          work must be completed before admission
trained, registered radiological technologists
                                                          into the program;
in hospitals, clinics, education, industry,
government agencies, and private offices.               • Submitted radiography application
    The program is fully accredited by the Joint          (including all high school and college
Review Committee for Radiologic Technology                transcripts or copy of GED);
Education (JRCERT) (20 North Wacker Drive,
Suite 900, Chicago, IL, 60606-2901).                    • Observation in a Radiology Department
                                                          for a minimum of twelve (12) hours;
Program Goals                                             this observation is to be documented by
    The radiography program goals include:                radiology personnel denoting date(s) and
develop and deliver appropriate patient care,             time(s);
develop the radiological skills to perform
all routine imaging procedures in medical               • Complete entrance test and attend a
imaging departments, adopt and demonstrate                general information session. An interview
good ethical behavior and professionalism,                with Radiography program faculty may be
appropriately evaluate and critique radio-                required.
graphic examinations for diagnostic quality,
communicate effectively, and employ prob-               Environmental Conditions
lem-solving and critical thinking skills                    Environmental conditions include
                                                        procedures that involve handling blood and
Special Considerations                                  body fluids using universal precautions.
   In addition to the general admission re-
quirements to the College, applicants must

                                                   84
Program Requirements                                                                                Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                                    Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    Upon admission and during the course                  Summer Semester
of the program, the radiologic faculty will               RAD 105 Intro to Rad. Protection &
carefully observe and evaluate the student’s                       Patient Care              3           0 3
                                                          MTH 126 Math for Allied Health     2           0 2
suitability for the profession. If, in the opinion        SDV 100 College Survival Skills 1              0 1
of the radiologic faculty, a student does not             RAD 195 Ethics, Teamwork & Prof.
exhibit professional behavior, the student                         Development               3           0 3
may be asked to withdraw from the program.                HLT 1431 Medical Terminology       3           0 3
Once enrolled, students who receive a final                        Total                                   12
grade lower than “C” in any of the courses                First Semester
in radiography or related areas must obtain               ENG 1112 College Composition I             3 0 3
permission from the program director to                   BIO 141 Human Anatomy
continue the major in radiography.                                  & Physiology I                   3 3 4
                                                          RAD 110 Imaging Equipment
    Selected learning experiences will                              & Protection                     3 0 3
be provided at the cooperating hospitals                  RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I          3 3 4
within the geographic areas served by the                 PSY 2303 Develop. Psychology               3 0 3
colleges. The student is expected to provide                        Total                                17
transportation to such facilities. Travel, time
                                                          Second Semester
and expense, must be anticipated because of               Humanities/Fine Arts Elective4             3 0 3
program design and location. The purchase of              BIO 142 Human Anatomy &
items such as student’s uniforms, accessories,                     Physiology II                     3 3 4
physical, vaccinations, background checks,                RAD 112 Radiologic Science II              3 3 4
                                                          RAD 221 Radiologic Procedures II           3 3 4
and liability insurance is the financial                           Total                                 15
responsibility of the individual student.
                                                          Summer Semester
Criminal Background Checks/Drug                           RAD 190 Coord. Internship(Term II) 0 4 3
Testing                                                   RAD 205 Rad. Protection &
                                                                  Radiobiology (Term I)      3 0 3
    Background checks for criminal history                        Total                          6
and sex offender crimes against minors are
required for entrance into some clinical                  Third Semester
agencies. Students with convictions may                   RAD 290 Coordinated Internship 0 32 6
be prohibited from clinical practice and                  RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment 3 0 3
                                                                   Total                      9
may not complete the program. Clinical
agencies may require drug testing prior to                Fourth Semester
placement of students for clinical rotations.             RAD 290 Coordinated Internship             0 32 6
Students with positive drug test results                  RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology             3 0 3
                                                                   Total                                  9
may be prohibited from clinical practice
and may not complete the program. Cost                    Summer Session
for criminal background checks and drug                   RAD 215 Correlated Radiographic
testing will be the responsibility of the                         Theory                    2 0 2
student.                                                  RAD 290 Coord. Internship(Term I) 0 32 2
                                                                  Total                          4
Program Contacts                                          72 credits required to graduate
Mr. Tommy Clements, Dean
Ms. Kim Dorton, Mr. Don Lowe,
                                                          1
                                                            HIM 111 or HIM 112 may be substituted for HLT 143.
                                                          2
                                                            Students who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree
Program Director, SwVCC                                   are advised to take both ENG 111 and 112.
Faculty Contact: Ms. Christy Lee                          3
                                                            Taking both PSY 231 and 232 will substitute for PSY
Location: Phillips-Taylor Hall                            230.
                                                          4
                                                            Humanities/Fine Arts: Students may choose from the
                                                          following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appre-
                                                          ciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.
                                                     85
                    AssociAte of Applied science degree
                     respirAtory therApy (181)
About Our Program                                      The student’s high/home school and any col-
    The Associate of Applied Science degree            lege work attempted must reflect a minimum
in Respiratory Therapy is designed to prepare          of “C” average.
selected students as competent Registered Re-               To apply to the program, please complete
spiratory Therapists and to serve as members           the Respiratory Therapy Program Application
of the health care team.                               and submit to Enrollment Services in Godwin
    As a graduate, you are eligible to take the        Hall. If you are a new student or have not
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) entry            attended classes within the past year, you
level examination, and the Written Registry            will also need to complete an Application for
examination and Clinical Simulation ex-                Admission to the College.
amination to be credentialed as a Registered                Respiratory Therapy classes begin in the
Respiratory Therapist (RRT).                           summer semester each year. Applications are
                                                       accepted from August 16th to June 1st for each
Accreditation                                          class starting in June. A selection process is
    The Respiratory Therapy program is fully           utilized to choose applicants for each year’s
accredited by the Commission on Accredita-             program as each class is limited to a maxi-
tion for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).             mum of 20 students.
                                                            After the class has been filled, the remain-
Opportunities For Employment                           ing applicants will be placed on an alternate
    Respiratory therapists have job oppor-             list. Should an admitted student not accept
tunities in hospitals, home care, rehabilita-          his/her position, applicants on the alternate
tion agencies, nursing homes, emergency                list will be admitted into the program through
transport teams, sleep centers, pulmonary              the last day of registration for the summer
function laboratories, outpatient clinics, and         classes.
physician offices. The respiratory therapist                Applicants who do not meet all the pre-
sees a diverse group of patients ranging from          requisites will remain on the pre-respiratory
newborn and pediatric patients to adults and           list until all prerequisites are documented.
the elderly.                                           Upon completion of the prerequisites, the
    Job opportunities are very good in this            applicant will be considered for admission to
area and nationwide. The United States Bu-             the program. If all the positions are filled, the
reau of Labor Statistics projects “employment          applicant will be added to the alternate list.
of respiratory therapists to increase faster                A new Respiratory Therapy Program
than the average for all occupations through           Application must be submitted for each year
the year 2018.” In 2009, the U.S. Bureau of            you wish to be considered for admission to
Labor Statistics reported the national average         the Respiratory Therapy program.
annual earnings of respiratory therapists were
$54,200 and Virginia had an average annual             Special Considerations
earnings of $54,020.                                       Students accepted into the program are
                                                       required to submit a health certificate signed
Admissions Requirements                                by a duly licensed physician, physician’s as-
    In addition to the general admission               sistant, or registered nurse practitioner and
requirements of the College, this program              should include: documentation of measles,
requires a high/home school diploma or GED.            mumps and rubella (MMR) exposure or
High/home school courses must include one              inoculations; TB skin testing or chest x-ray
unit of algebra 1 and one unit of laboratory           for previously positive TB results; and overall
science with a C or above. If courses were             general health of the applicant.
not completed in high/home school with a C                 Physical demands in this program include
or above, they must be completed in college.           duties that frequently require walking, bend-

                                                  86
ing, reaching and lifting; pushing and pulling                    Respiratory Therapy
with assistance and occasional carrying. Du-                                                   Lec Lab Crse
ties also require constant use of acute sense                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.

of sight, hearing, touch, and speech.                     Summer Semester
    In addition to the usual college tuitions             NAS 171 Human Anatomy and
                                                                   Physiology             3         3 4
and fees, the Respiratory Therapy program
                                                          RTH 102 Integrated Sciences for
requires: uniforms, books, liability insurance,                    Respiratory Care       3         0 3
CPR certification, criminal background check,             RTH 110 Fund. Theory & Procedures
and miscellaneous equipment. Costs for drug                        for Resp. Care         2         3 3
screens, if required by clinical facility, are the        SDV 100 College Success Skills  1         0 1
responsibility of the student. Students are also          HLT or PED                      1         0 1
responsible for transportation to and from the                     Total                              12
college and health agencies used for clinical
experience.                                               Fall Semester
                                                          ENG 111 College Composition I    3 0          3
                                                          RTH 111 Anatomy & Physiology of the
Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening                            Cardiopulmonary System 3 0          3
    Background checks for criminal history                RTH 131 Respiratory Care Theory &
and sex offender crimes against minors are                          Procedures I           3 3          4
required for entrance into clinical agencies.             RTH 145 Pharmacology for
Students with convictions may be prohibited                         Respiratory Care       2 0          2
from clinical practice and may not complete               RTH 151 Fundamental Clinical
the program. Clinical agencies may require                          Procedures I           2 6          4
drug testing prior to placement of students for                     Total                              16
clinical rotations. Students with positive drug
                                                          Spring Semester
test results may be prohibited from clinical
                                                          RTH 112 Pathology of the
practice and may not complete the program.                         Cardiopulmonary System      3 0 3
Cost of criminal background checks and                    RTH 121 Cardiopulmonary Science      3 0 3
drug testing will be the responsibility of the            RTH 132 Respiratory Care Theory
student.                                                           & Procedures II             3 3 4
                                                          RTH 152 Fundamental Clin. Proc. II   2 6 4
Opportunities for Advancement                                      Total                           14
    Opportunities for advancement are ex-
cellent for those willing to continue their               Summer Semester
education and training. Individuals who                   RTH 135 Diagnostic & Therapeutic
                                                                     Procedures I              2 0 2
display leadership, team-building skills,                 RTH 224 Integrated Respiratory
self-confidence, motivation, and decisiveness                        Therapy Skills I          2 0     2
become candidates for promotion.                          RTH 253 Advanced Clin. Proc. III     0 15    3
                                                          Humanities/Fine Arts Elective        3 0      3
Program Contacts:                                         Social Science Elective              3 0      3
Faculty Contacts: Mr. Wes Mullins,                                   Total                             13
Mr. Roger Thompson
Location: Robb Hall - First Floor                         Fall Semester
                                                          ITE 115 Intro to Computer Apps
                                                                    and Concepts               3 0 3
                                                          RTH 226 Theory of Neonatal and
                                                                    Pediatric Resp. Care       2 0 2
NOTE: Students are required to repeat a                   RTH 254 Advanced Clinical
RTH course in which a grade lower than “C”                          Procedures IV              0 15 3
is received before progressing to the next                RTH 227 Integrated Respiratory
course or graduating from the program.                              Therapy Skills I           2 0 2
                                                          RTH 267 12-Lead EKG Diag.            3 0 3
                                                                    Total                          13

                                                          68 credits required to graduate
                                                     87
                 AssociAte of Applied science degree
 wAter/wAstewAter speciAlizAtion (828-02)
(available as a distance education option: http://water.me.vccs.edu)
About Our Program                                        Program Contacts
    The Water/Wastewater Major student will              Faculty Contact: Dr. Chuks Ogbonnaya,
take course work from a wide array of natural            Ms. Harriett Long, Ms. Rosa Cooke
resource offerings. These courses stress the             Location: Godwin Hall,
practical application of scientific principles to        Phillips-Taylor Hall - Second Floor
the treatment of water for human consump-
tion and for protection of water resources.

Distance Education Option                                                                     Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                              Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    The entire Water/Wastewater Program                  FIRST YEAR
can be completed through distance education              First Semester
courses. All technical courses are available             ENG 111 College Composition I        3    0 3
through the world wide web at www.me.vccs.
edu. All support courses are available through           ENV 110 Intro to Water-Wastewater
either video or web-based instruction.                             Technology                 2    2    3
                                                         ENV 220 Environmental Problems 3          0    3
Opportunities For Employment                             MTH 105 Technical Math I             2    0    2
    The Associate of Applied Science degree              SCT 111 Intro to Env/Science Tech I 3     3   4
program in Environmental Science is de-                  SDV 100 College Success Skills       1    0   1
signed to prepare students for employment in                       Total                               16
municipal and industrial treatment facilities            Second Semester
and laboratories. State agencies and private             Humanities Elective                  3    0   3
companies also employ MECC Environ-                      ENV 115 Water Purification           2    2   3
mental Science graduates. As environmental               MTH 106 Technical Math II            2    0   2
concerns continue to make news headlines,                NAS 106 Conservation/Nat. Resources 3     0   3
the job market continues to expand.                      SCT 112 Intro to Env/Science Tech II 3    3    4
                                                         *Technical Elective                  3    0    3
Special Considerations                                             Total                               18
    Entry into the program requires taking the
English and mathematics placement tests. If              SECOND YEAR
deficiencies are found, you will be required             Third Semester
to correct them.                                         ENV 108 Env. Microbiology            2 2 3
    Students may not take a course out of                ENV 149 Wastewater Treatment
normal sequence without the approval of                             Plant Operation           2    2    3
your advisor. Approval will be based on                  ENV 227 Environmental Law            3    0   3
practical experience and courses previously              HLT or PED                           2    0   2
completed.                                               Social Science Elective              3    0    3
    Students may receive regular college                 Elective                             3    0    3
course credit for on-the-job experience or                          Total                              17
vocational school training if it is validated and        Fourth Semester
approved by the College. If you feel you may             CIV 240 Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics   3 0 3
benefit from this, you are urged to contact your         CIV 246 Water Resource Technology    2 3 3
advisor.                                                 ENV 211 Sanitary Bio and Chem        2 3 3
                                                         ENV 290 Coordinated Internship
Opportunities For Advancement                                       in Env. Science           0 0 4
    Coursework in the Water/Wastewater                   Social Science Elective              3 0 3
Major prepares students for the state certifica-                    Total                         16
tion exam required for a water or wastewater
operator’s license. This license is essential            67 credits required to graduate
for career advancement. Students will also
be able to keep abreast of technological ad-             *Should be chosen with academic advisor.
                                                         Note: For information regarding licenses or
vances in the field of environmental science,            certifications, see page 13.
thus furthering career opportunities in this
and related fields.
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                                           certificAte
                       welding certificAteTP (995)
About Our Program                                                                                 Lec Lab Crse
                                                                                                  Hrs. Hrs. Cr.
    A certificate in Welding is designed to prepare        First Semester
students for employment as apprentice welders              MTH 105 Survey of Technical
immediately upon completion of the curricu-                          Math I                       2    0   2
lum.                                                       SDV 100 College Success Skills         1    0   1
    Technical courses and shop experience                  WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding        2    3   3
comprise the major part of the program. The                WEL 110 Welding Processes              2    3   3
remaining courses are in related subjects and              WEL 115 Arc and Gas Welding            2    3   3
general education.                                         WEL 123 Arc Welding I                  2    3    3
    The Certificate in Welding will prepare                          Total                                 15
you for the occupational goal of welder.
                                                           Second Semester
                                                           ENG 100 Basic Occupational
Special Considerations                                              Communication                 3 0 3
    Articulation course credits may be earned              WEL 124 Arc Welding II                 2 3 3
by the validation of welding skills learned in             WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding              2 3 3
a vocational school or on-the-job experience.              WEL 150 Welding Drawing and
Entry into the program requires regular ap-                         Interpretation                3 0 3
plication to the College and regular Welding               WEL 198 Seminar and Project            2 3 3
program requirements and recommendations                            Social Science Elective       3 0 3
of the vocational welding instructor or verifi-                     Total                             18
cation of basic skills by your employer.
                                                           Third Semester
Program Contacts                                           WEL 126 Pipe Welding I            2 3 3
                                                           WEL 160 Semi-Automatic Welding
Faculty Contact: Mr. Paul Gilley
                                                                    Processes                2 3 3
Location: Armory                                           WEL 129 Pipefitting & Fabrication 3 0 3
                                                                    Total                        9

                                                           42 credits required to graduate
                                                           TP
                                                             This program is part of the Tech Prep Initia-
                                                           tive; please see your advisor for additional
                                                           information.




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