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					                                                A Message from the President
             TREASURE VALLEY
             COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                              2004-2007 CATALOG

                                        Welcome to Treasure Valley Community College! By attending TVCC, you are taking an
                                        important step toward reaching your educational and personal goals. TVCC can offer you
                                        high-quality, affordable education whether you plan to transfer to a four-year university or
                                        you want to advance or change careers.

                                        When you come to TVCC, you will be joining a learning community of individuals of dif-
                                        ferent backgrounds, ages and interests. TVCC provides a stimulating educational environ-
                                        ment to explore issues, develop critical thinking abilities and learn new skills.

                                        You’ll find dedicated instructors who take a genuine interest in their students and small class
                                        sizes that provide you with the individual assistance to help you succeed.

                                        We accommodate busy schedules with day, evening, weekend and online classes and degree
                                        options. Our professional and technical training programs offer a wide range of high-quali-
                                        ty instruction and hands-on experience to help you launch a new career. These programs are
                                        kept up to date and relevant with the input of industry professionals in each field.

Student support is a key component to success. TVCC counseling, advising and financial aid staff can help you plan and finance your
studies. Whatever your goal, TVCC is here to help you reach it. I wish you the very best in your educational endeavors at Treasure
Valley Community College.


Dr. Jim Sorensen
TVCC President
                        2004-2005 Academic Calendar
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SUMMER QUARTER – 2004                                              Advising for Spring/Summer Quarters begins    February 14
                                                                   President’s Day (College closed)              February 21
Classes Begin/Student Aid Disbursement/
                                                                   Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
    Payments Due                           June 21
                                                                      Without Responsibility for Grades          February 25
Last Day to Register Without
                                                                   Registration for Spring & Summer Begins       February 28
    Instructor Approval                    June 25/July 23
                                                                   Final Exams                                   March 14-18
Last Day to Drop Classes Without "W",
                                                                   Spring Vacation                               March 19-27
    Declare an Audit or Request
    "S" or "U" grades                      June 29
                                                                   SPRING QUARTER - 2005
Independence Day (College closed)          July 5
                                                                   ***Priority Status Due Date
First 4-Week Session Ends                  July 16
                                                                      for Financial Aid                          February 18
Second 4-Week Session Begins               July 19
                                                                   Payments Due                                  March 9
Summer Quarter Ends                        August 11
                                                                   Spring Term Begins/Student
Specific Summer Add/Drop, Withdrawal and Registration informa-        Aid Disbursement                           March 28
tion will be published in the Summer 2004 Quarterly Schedule.      TVCC Scholarship Priority Deadline
                                                                      for 2005-2006                              April 1
FALL QUARTER - 2004                                                Last Day to Register Without
**Registration for Fall Begins             May 17                     Instructor Approval                        April 1
 ***Priority Status Due Date                                       Last Day to Drop Classes Without "W",
    for Financial Aid                      June 28                    Declare an Audit or Request
Payments Due                               August 11                  "S" or "U" grades                          April 22
Labor Day (College closed)                 September 6             Advising for Fall Quarter begins              April 25
Fall Term Begins/Student                                           Registration for Fall Begins                  May 9
    Aid Disbursement                       September 27            Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
Last Day to Register Without                                          Without Responsibility for Grades          May 20
Instructor Approval                        October 1               Memorial Day (College closed)                 May 30
Last Day to Drop Classes                                           Final Exam Week                               June 6-10
   Without a "W", Declare an                                       Commencement                                  June 10
   Audit or Request "S" or "U" grades      October 22
Advising for Winter Quarter begins         November 8              SUMMER QUARTER – 2005
Veterans Day (College closed)              November 11             Payments Due                                  June 1
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes                                  Classes Begin/ Student Aid Disbursement       June 20
Without Responsibility for Grades          November 19             Last Day to Register Without
**Registration for Winter Begins           November 22                 Instructor Approval                       June 24/July 22
Thanksgiving (College closed)              November 25-26          Last Day to Drop Classes Without "W",
Final Exam Week                            December 13-17              Declare an Audit or Request
Winter Vacation                            December 11-January 2       "S" or "U" grades                         June 28
Christmas (College closed)                 December 20-26          Independence Day (college closed)             July 4
New Year’s Day Observed (College closed)   December 31             First 4-Week Session Ends                     July 15
                                                                   Second 4-Week Session Begins                  July 18
WINTER QUARTER - 2005                                              Summer Quarter Ends                           August 12
***Priority Status Due Date for
                                                                   Specific Summer Add/Drop, Withdrawal and Registration
    Financial Aid                          November 10
                                                                   information will be published in the Spring/Summer 2005
Payments Due                               December 1
                                                                   Quarterly Schedule.
Winter Term Begins/Student
    Aid Disbursement                       January 3
                                                                    **Registration dates are subject to change. Refer to Quarterly
Last Day to Register Without
                                                                      Schedules for specific times.
    Instructor Approval                    January 7
                                                                   ***Must have Financial Aid file completed to receive funds by
Martin Luther King Day (College closed)    January 17
                                                                      payment due date.
Last Day to Drop Classes Without "W",
    Declare an Audit or Request                                          Any changes in the calendar will be announced
    "S" or "U" grades                      January 28
Petitions for Graduation Due               February 7                        in the Quarterly Schedule of Classes.
                                                    College Overview
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             COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                                 2004-2007 CATALOG

ABOUT TVCC                                                              doors on the TVCC Campus in 1997. This first-class facility also
                                                                        houses the Student Services Center, the performing arts depart-
                                                                        ment, and the college bookstore. The performing arts center,
Who We Ar e                                                             with a seating capacity of more than 600, is a major part of the
Treasure Valley Community College, operating under the author-          complex.
ity of Chapter 341 of the Oregon Revised Statutes, is committed
to serving all constituents within its district and service area. The   The center can host large conferences and community events and
college opened in the fall of 1962. Classes were originally sched-      will soon have a formal Japanese garden. It is dedicated to
uled at Ontario High School during the late afternoon and early         enhancing the appreciation and respect for all cultures. The con-
evening. The first TVCC commencement was held the following             tributions of early settlers to the region are featured, including
spring when students enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing         those from ethnic groups such as the Basques, Japanese
program graduated.                                                      Americans, Northern Paiutes, and Hispanics. The Horace and
                                                                        Roa Arment Indian Artifact Collection is maintained and dis-
Beginning with a solitary building, TVCC moved to its present           played at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. The display features a
location in 1965. Several buildings were added over the years and       variety of arrowheads, stone tools, and other artifacts of Indian
today there are 13 major buildings on campus. The enrollment            culture.
has increased significantly since the early days, and the college
now serves over 12,000 students annually.
                                                                        M ission Statement
Growth has not altered the TVCC approach to education.                  Treasure Valley Community College is a comprehensive rural
Caring, competent instructors and staff welcome students to             community college providing excellent quality educational oppor-
excellent, affordable educational opportunities in a pleasant rural     tunities and cultural enhancement in a financially responsible
setting. The college continues to grow and flourish, always seek-       manner throughout our service area.
ing to meet the needs of its constituents.
                                                                        Vision Statement
The C ampus                                                             TVCC will be an excellence driven institution with a global per-
The 90-acre campus sits near the center of Ontario, Oregon, pro-        spective that continues to offer quality programs as an evolving
viding easy access for approximately 10,000 city residents. Major       model rural comprehensive college.
campus attractions include residence halls, a technical-profession-
al complex, a multi-purpose activities center, and a                    G oals
gymnasium/athletic complex. TVCC is also the site of the                Looking to its community as both a resource for and a benefici-
Malheur County/Oregon State University Extension Service and            ary of its programs, Treasure Valley Community College seeks to
the Eastern Oregon University Outreach Center.                          fulfill its mission by:
                                                                             • providing college-university lower division courses for stu-
Students at TVCC have easy access to shopping areas, movie the-                   dents to obtain an Associate degree, or transfer to a four
aters, restaurants, and a number of cultural and recreational facil-              year institution;
ities. Ontario maintains a small-town atmosphere while serving               • providing professional technical courses and programs
as a commercial, recreational, medical, and industrial center for                 designed to:
the surrounding area. The city is located in the Treasure Valley,                 • prepare students for immediate employment
near the Snake River and little more than a mile from the Idaho                   • update and/or retrain for the changing workforce
border. Boise is 55 miles away and brings a cosmopolitan flavor                   • prepare for career advancement
to the valley. The area is well known for outdoor activities.                • providing developmental education courses necessary to
Students can quickly drive to excellent skiing, hunting, fishing                  acquire basic skills needed for personal success, high
and hiking sites.                                                                 school completion, or entry into academic or occupation-
                                                                                  al programs;
The Ore-Ida Sports Complex, located at TVCC, is a top local                  • reaching out to the communities by responding to their
venue for team sports such as baseball, softball, tennis, and soccer.             needs for lifelong learning, continuing and community
Many regional school and community athletic events are held at                    education;
the complex.                                                                 • facilitating growth and development of students by pro-
The Four Riv ers C ultural Center and museum opened its                           viding personal and support services to meet individual
                                                     College Overview
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      needs to maximize student success;                                Foundation
    • developing and supporting activities and facilities for the       Founded in 1963, the TVCC Foundation is a charitable non-
      civic, cultural, social, and recreational interests of the stu-   profit organization that supports Treasure Valley Community
      dents and the community.                                          College by generating private funds for college programs.
                                                                        Managed by a board of directors comprised of community and
A ccr editation                                                         business leaders, the Foundation secures and manages funds for
Treasure Valley Community College is accredited by the                  scholarships, equipment, facilities and programs at TVCC.
Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools
and Colleges. This institutional accrediting body is recognized by      For information on the TVCC Foundation, contact the Executive
the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S.             Director, TVCC Foundation, 650 College Blvd., Ontario, OR
Department of Education.                                                97914 or phone (541) 881-8822 ext. 463 /310.

Boar d of E ducation                                                    Scholarships for varying amounts based on a variety of criteria are
The seven elected members of the Treasure Valley Community              provided by the Foundation. For a complete list of scholarship
College Board of Education serve staggered four-year terms. The         opportunities, please contact the TVCC Foundation at the num-
Board sets policy that governs all activities and programs of the       ber listed above, or Financial Aid,
college; including property, personnel and finances. The Board
approves the annual budget, staff and curriculum.                       E qual O ppor tunity; Non-harassment and
                                                                        Anti-discr imination
Faculty                                                                 (The College) TVCC is an equal opportunity entity. TVCC, its
The faculty at TVCC is made up of approximately 50 full-time            employees and agents shall not discriminate or harass others in its
instructors and many part-time instructors. Virtually all instruc-      employment, admissions, services, benefits, education and athlet-
tors of transfer courses have an earned master’s degree or higher.      ic practices or activities on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, use
Many who teach technical-professional classes have similar cre-         of native language, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sex-
dentials. All faculty and staff are encouraged to continue their        ual orientation, age if the individual is 18 or older, physical or
professional development through education. Faculty members             mental disability, veteran status (disabled or Vietnam Era), height
also advise students and help them develop educational plans.           to weight ratio, organization or political affiliations. The prohi-
Many faculty members donate several hours a week to assist in           bition against harassment or discrimination based on the use of
student activities, clubs, and special events.                          native language does not require the College to offer classes in any
                                                                        language other than English.
Part-time instructors also serve in nearly every instructional pro-
gram and are an integral part of the TVCC success story.                Each qualified person shall receive reasonable accommodation to
                                                                        ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs and
Students                                                                activities, in the most integrated setting. Requests for reasonable
TVCC serves over 12,000 students annually. Most of the students         accommodation can be made by calling (541) 881-TVCC (8822)
are from Oregon or the neighboring Idaho communities. The               ext. 234.
largest group of students is 18-23 years old but many older
returning adults are also served. About 40% of the students take
courses for academic transfer. More than 25% enroll in one of the
many technical-professional programs offered. Other students
enroll for personal enrichment, professional development, or the
skill preparation necessary to enter an academic or technical-pro-
fessional program. More than 55% of the students attending
TVCC are female.

Because TVCC is a small college, the emphasis is on the individ-
ual. Faculty involvement, small classes, student activities, and
individualized attention contribute to an appealing academic and
social atmosphere where students succeed.
                                                   Questions and Answers
             TREASURE VALLEY
             COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                                 2004-2007 CATALOG

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS                                                  finals. Summer quarter consists of two four-week sessions or one
                                                                       eight-week session.

Q: What is the TVCC Web address?                                       Counseling S er vices
A:                                                         Q: How do counselors and advisors differ?
                                                                       A: Advisors are usually teaching faculty. They advise in their area of
A dmissions/R egistration                                              specialization. Counselors may advise students but primarily provide
Q: How do I start at TVCC?                                             other services such as career counseling, problem-solving, short-term
A: Start by filling out an application form. Take the COMPASS          personal counseling and referral, and disability accommodations.
exam, the TVCC placement tool, as soon as possible after apply-
ing. After taking COMPASS, you will be assigned an advisor who         Q: How do I know who my advisor is?
specializes in your choice of major.                                   A: Advisors and their extensions are listed on each program page
                                                                       in section two of the catalog. A list of majors and advisors is also
Q: Do you give tours?                                                  available in the “Contact Us” section of the TVCC website.
A: Yes. Contact the admissions office at (541) 881-8822 ext. 239       Students may also call (541) 881-8822 ext. 200 and receive that
/339 to arrange a personal or group tour.                              information.

Q: Is the application form the same as the registration form?          Costs and Financial Aid
A: Your application form admits you to TVCC. Your registration         Q: What is the cost of tuition and fees?
form admits you to classes you choose each quarter. You must           A: Tuition and fees for 1 year (3 academic quarters) are about
apply before you can register. Application forms are available         $3150. The cost per credit is approximately $70.
from the TVCC website.
                                                                       Q: When is tuition due?
Q: Is there an application fee?                                        A: Specific payment due dates are listed in the calendar and the
A: There are fees associated with registering for college, but there   quarterly schedule.
is no cost to apply.
                                                                       Q: How long do I have to withdraw and receive a 100% refund?
Q: Is there an application deadline?                                   A: A 100% refund is granted for withdrawal during the first two
A: No, but you may be able to register sooner if you apply early.      weeks of the term. No refund is granted after the first two weeks
                                                                       for credit classes, and students not formally withdrawing are
Q: If I miss a quarter do I need to reapply?                           responsible for all tuition and fees. Fees for continuing education
A: You must update your application information and meet with          and self-support classes are usually not refundable once the class
your advisor.                                                          begins. Contact the Student Service Center for specific refund
                                                                       information for summer quarter.
Q: Is taking COMPASS exam required?
A: You must take the COMPASS exam if you seek a degree or              Q: What kind of financial aid is available?
certificate or want to take a math or English class for the first      A: Most students receive some type of financial aid in the form
time. Specially admitted students also need to take the COM-           of federal and state grants, scholarships, loans, and student work
PASS exam.                                                             programs.

Q: Do I need a high school degree to attend TVCC?                      Q: What are the financial aid deadlines?
A: A high school diploma (or its equivalent) qualifies you for         A: Early is always better! Try to apply in January for the upcom-
admission, but is not required to attend TVCC. You also qualify        ing fall term. Be sure to submit your application by the Financial
if your high school class has graduated and you can prove you          Aid priority deadline published in the quarterly class registration
have the ability to benefit.                                           schedules. Financial aid is available after the deadline, so apply
                                                                       even if the deadline has passed.
Q: What is the academic year at TVCC?
A: The academic year is defined by four quarters. Fall, winter,        Q: What is the TVCC federal school code?
and spring quarters are approximately 11 weeks long, including         A: 003221
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Student R ecor ds                                                      must be met prior to enrollment. Contact the Student Services
Q: May my grades and schedule be released over the phone?              Center or the appropriate instructional department for further
A: No. Proper ID or student signature is required for these and        information on programs with special application procedures.
other student records. Students may access their grades and
schedule through their account on the TVCC CampusWeb.                  General Admission Application Process
                                                                          All applicants to TVCC should complete the following
Q: How do I get my transcript?                                               process. Early application is encouraged. Application
A: Official TVCC transcripts are available through the Student               forms are available in the Student Service Center or on the
Services Center. Written permission with a signature is required.            web at
Unofficial transcripts are available at the TVCC website.                 • Complete and submit the TVCC application.
                                                                          • Submit an official copy of all college transcripts. (High
Q: Is there a charge for transcripts?                                        school transcripts are not required.)
A: $3.00 per each official transcript. $5.00 to also send a faxed         • Take COMPASS, the college placement tool, before
official copy.                                                               enrolling. The testing center is located in the Oregon Trail
                                                                             Building. For the testing center hours, contact the TVCC
D egr ees and Pr ograms                                                      switchboard at (541) 881-8822.
Q: What is the difference between a transfer program and a                • Participate in individual or group advising to help plan
professional/technical program?                                              your original schedule at TVCC. Always take your COM-
A: The transfer-degree program is designed to transfer into a                PASS scores with you when meeting with an advisor.
bachelor’s degree program as the first two years. Professional/tech-
nical programs offer specialized training for entry into the work-     NOTE: Students seeking financial aid should apply as soon as
force. Some professional/technical courses transfer to other col-      possible and at least 10 weeks prior to the start of classes. Fall
leges, but that is not their intent.                                   quarter applicants should start the financial aid process in January
                                                                       of the year they plan to attend. Financial aid application forms are
Q: Do TVCC classes transfer to other colleges?                         available in the Student Services Center.
A: Yes. The AAOT degree is designed for transfer to Oregon and
Idaho universities. TVCC has articulated agreements for transfer       Students not Seeking a Degree or Certificate
with some universities outside Oregon. Any “direct transfer”           Students not seeking a degree or certificate may register as a
degree is designed to give you junior standing at the receiving        “drop-in” student. Please see the quarterly schedule for informa-
institutions. You may have to complete certain classes for your        tion about registration dates.
chosen major or program after transfer.
                                                                       Special Admissions Programs
Q: Can TVCC help me earn my GED?                                       Students under the age of 18 need permission from their high
A: Yes. TVCC offers GED preparation classes and is an official         school and the TVCC dean of student services to enroll.
test center for the GED examination. More information is avail-        Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of
able by calling (541) 881-8822, ext. 265.                              Students. Students demonstrating excellent preparation and
                                                                       unqualified readiness for college may qualify as an exception.
                                                                       Special admissions programs at the college include:

GET TING STARTED                                                       Col-Cred
                                                                       TVCC participates in a dual-credit program with local high
                                                                       schools in Oregon and Idaho. TVCC classes are taught on the
G eneral A dmission                                                    high school campus by qualified high school instructors.
Treasure Valley Community College admits applicants who have           Students earn college credits at a reduced cost without leaving
a high school diploma (or equivalent) or whose high school class       their high school. Contact the Col-Cred coordinator at (541)
has graduated. Other applicants may have to meet special admis-        (541) 881-8822, ext. 202, or check with your local high school
sion requirements.                                                     counselor for further information about this program.

Admission to the college entitles students to enroll in class. Some
instructional programs have special application procedures that
             TREASURE VALLEY
             COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                              2004-2007 CATALOG
College Choice                                                           • Submit a photocopy of the I-94 card and the picture page
High school juniors or seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or             from the passport.
higher are eligible for this program. Qualifying students may take       • Submit a completed transfer eligibility form from the pre-
one class per quarter at TVCC without paying tuition. Contact              vious school.
a local high school counselor or the TVCC program coordinator
at (541) 881-8822, ext. 202, for further information. Follow         Please mail or fax (541) 881-2721 all international admissions
these steps to apply for the College Choice program:                 documents to:
     • Submit a completed admission application. All approval
                                                                              International Admissions Coordinator
        signatures must be included.
                                                                              Treasure Valley Community College
     • Submit all high school transcripts.
                                                                              650 College Boulevard
     • Take COMPASS, the TVCC placement tool.
                                                                              Ontario, Oregon, US 97914
     • Present a signed College Choice program form when reg-
                                                                     Please contact the coordinator or send an e-mail to
                                                                     for further information.
Workforce Challenge
                                                                     Students Not Seeking a Degree or Certificate
This program is designed to help dislocated workers, displaced
                                                                     Students not seeking a degree or certificate may register as a
homemakers, unemployed adults, and other adults who need
                                                                     “drop-in” student. Please see the quarterly schedule for informa-
training or retraining. Program participants enroll in a techni-
                                                                     tion about registration dates.
cal/professional program leading to a certificate or degree. To
learn more about this program, please call (541) 881-8822, ext.
202.                                                                 Assessment
                                                                     You must take the COMPASS exam, the TVCC placement tool,
International Students                                               if you are seeking a college degree or certificate, or are taking a
These are the steps that must be completed when applying as an       math or English course in college for the first time.
international student:
    • Submit proof of completing a high school diploma or            COMPASS measures reading, math, and language-usage skills.
       equivalent.                                                   This computer-adapted assessment program was developed
    • Submit proof of age. International students must be at         specifically for community college students and is used nation-
       least 18 years old at the time of enrollment.                 wide. Scores will determine placement in English and math class-
    • Submit a completed TVCC International Student                  es. Students who use COMPASS results when selecting classes are
       Application Form.                                             more likely to succeed.
    • Submit official transcripts from all previous high schools,
       colleges, or universities.                                    The cost of assessment is included in the universal fee. There is a
    • Submit an original and current bank statement with a           $10 fee to retake COMPASS. Any student wishing to retake
       balance equal to the cost of one year of tuition, fees, and   COMPASS must obtain advisor permission. Please check with
       living expenses.                                              the advising staff in the Student Services Center for further infor-
    • Submit proof of health insurance.                              mation about retaking COMPASS.
    • Submit evidence of English language proficiency. This
       should be furnished by all applicants whose native lan-       Students are encouraged to take COMPASS as soon as possible.
       guage is not English. Examples of methods for demon-          Assessment sessions on orientation or advising days are generally
       strating English proficiency are shown below:                 reserved for students who must travel from outside the area.
        • An official TOEFL score of at least 173 on the com-
           puter version or at least 500 on the written version.     Residency Requirements
        • Graduation from a U.S. high school.                        Students qualifying as an Oregon resident for tuition purposes
        • Completion of an ESL (English as a Second                  must meet one of the following conditions:
           Language) Program.                                            • Establish Oregon as a permanent home for purposes other
        • Other.                                                           than attending school 12 months before starting college.
An international student who is transferring from another college          The 12-month residency period must be completed before
must complete these additional steps:                                      the first day of the first term of enrollment.
    • Submit a photocopy of all previously issued I-20’s.                • Be claimed as a dependent of a person having maintained
                                                              Student Costs
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      residency status in Oregon for 1 year. The 12-month res-           International Students
      idency period must be completed before the first day of            Tuition, per credit                          $117.00
      the first term of enrollment.                                      Activity fee, per credit                        $3.00
    • Be the spouse or dependent of an active-duty military per-         Universal Fee                                   $5.00
      son stationed in Oregon.                                           Quarterly Tuition, 15-20 credits            $1755.00
                                                                         Quarterly Fees                                $120.00
Proof of residency is a student responsibility. Residency for each                                                   $1875.00(maximum)
applicant is determined from information provided at the time of
application. The college staff may require additional information        Required Fees:
to verify residency. Acceptable evidence of residency can be any            • Universal Fee: A non-refundable fee that covers the cost of
of the following items:                                                        admission, registration, placement testing, and most class
     • A valid Oregon driver’s license.                                        or lab fees. Some classes may have additional fees.
     • An Oregon voter registration card.                                   • Student Activity Fee: A non-refundable fee that supports
     • Oregon registration of motor vehicles.                                  student activity programs and student government.
     • Record of purchase of property in Oregon.
     • Rent receipts (college residence hall receipts are not
                                                                         Student I nsurance
        applicable).                                                     This coverage is included in the bill paid by full-time students and
                                                                         may be waived at registration. Part-time students (3-11 credits)
F ull-Time Student Status                                                may acquire coverage by submitting a completed enrollment form
Full-time student eligibility varies according to student status (e.g.   and making payment directly to the carrier. For additional infor-
student-athlete, financial aid recipient, or international student).     mation about student insurance, contact the Student Services
Students should consult the appropriate college official to deter-       Center at (541) 881-8822, ext. 203/240.
mine their status. In most cases, students who enroll in 12 or
more credits are considered full time. Most degree programs,             Video Course Class Fees
however, require at least 90 credits to complete. Many students          Video courses are fee based, not tuition based. Note: The com-
strive to complete a degree in six quarters and must average 15          mon cost of 15-20 credits for tuition-based classes does not apply
credits a quarter to do so.                                              to fee-based classes.

Student Costs                                                            R esidency H all Fees
                                                                         Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a
The following tuition and fees reflect the 2004-2005 academic            meal plan. The following room and board costs are shown for sin-
year and are subject to change.                                          gle rooms. Meal plans may also be purchased separately. For
                                                                         additional information, contact student housing at 541 881-
Tuition and Fees for 2004-2005                                           8822, ext. 278.
Oregon Residents                                                         Quarterly housing and meal fees
Tuition, per credit                           $ 62.00                    Gold plan: $1532
Activity Fee, per credit                        $3.00                    Silver Plan: $1467
Universal Fee, per credit                       $5.00
Quarterly Tuition, 15-20 credits               $930.00                   S enior C itiz en D iscount
Quarterly Fees                                 $120.00                   Any Oregon resident, aged 60 or older, may enroll in a TVCC
                                             $1050.00 (maximum)          tuition-based class for 50% of the applicable tuition rate.
                                                                         Enrollment in most classes is on a space-available basis. The
Out of State Residents
                                                                         tuition reduction does not apply to classes such as video or
Tuition, per credit                            $ 72.00
                                                                         modem-based classes, or contract out-of-district programs.
Activity Fee, per credit                         $3.00
Universal Fee, per credit                        $5.00
Quarterly Tuition, 15-20 credits             $1080.00
Quarterly Fees                                 $120.00
                                                    Financial Aid
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D eferr ed Payment                                                      Financial Aid Department administers aid from three major
You may be allowed to pay tuition and related costs (excluding          sources, FAFSA, state funding, and TVCC scholarships. The “Big
fees) in installments rather than in one lump-sum payment. If you       Three” are the largest sources of funding for our students and in
qualify, the College's credit policy is as follows:                     combination with private sources of funding can help make your
     • Students who defer payment will be charged a deferment           college goals a reality.
         fee of up to $25.
     • Classes added after initial registration/deferment dates are     Financial Aid B asics
         to be paid in full.                                            The term “financial aid” refers to any source of aid or funding
     • All payment extensions must be approved through the              specifically designed to help you meet the costs of your education.
         business office. The college may demand immediate pay-         “Financial Aid” includes grants, scholarships, tuition waivers, stu-
         ment of the entire unpaid balance if a deferred note is        dent loans, and student work programs to name a few. The three
         more than one working day past due.                            largest sources of funding for TVCC students are federal student
     • A student who defaults on a note will have no right to           aid, state funding, and TVCC Foundation Scholarships. Be sure
         defer payment in any future terms. Defaulted notes will        to understand the terms and conditions of any aid you are offered.
         result in a late charge of $25 and all collection costs and    You may be required to repay the funds at some time (i.e. any
         attorney fees incurred.                                        award that includes the word “loan” must be repaid).

G eneral R efund/R epayment Policy                                      The primary purpose of these financial aid programs is to help
A refund of tuition and fees, exclusive of the universal student fee,   bridge the gap between your annual educational expenses (such as
will be made in accordance with the following policy. Specific          tuition, fees, and books), and your (and your parent’s, if applica-
refund deadlines for each quarter are published in the academic         ble) ability to meet them.
calendar and the quarterly class schedule.
                                                                        Your annual educational expenses will vary depending on the
For classes that begin the first week of the quarter:                   number of classes you take, the books required for your classes,
    • 100% refund is granted upon withdrawal before the end             your housing arrangements, etc. Educational expenses you will
        of the 10th business day of the Fall, Winter, and Spring        want to consider are tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and
        quarters.                                                       board, transportation (to and from school), dependent care
    • 100% refund is granted upon withdrawal before the end             expenses (while you are in school or studying), and a personal
        of the 5th business day of the Summer quarter.                  allowance.
    • NO REFUND is granted after the 10th business day of
        the quarter, or after the 5th business day of the summer        In most cases, only your room and board, tuition, and fees will be
        quarter.                                                        charged to your student account (established in the TVCC busi-
                                                                        ness office when you become a student). Any financial aid you
For classes that begin after the first week of the quarter:             are offered will be credited to your student account first. Any
    • Refunds are calculated as above, based upon the published         financial aid money left over after your student account has been
        starting date of the quarter.                                   paid each term will be released to you by check from the business
                                                                        office to use for your other educational expenses.
 Self-support, professional development, contract courses
    • 100% refund until the first day of class                          The A pplication Pr ocess
    • NO REFUND beginning the first class day and thereafter.           While in college, you will find that time management skills are
                                                                        critical to your success. The same is true when applying for finan-
FINANCIAL AID                                                           cial aid. You are encouraged to use time wisely in searching for
                                                                        financial assistance. Application processes can be involved and
                                                                        time consuming. We encourage students to manage your time
Your college education is a big investment. Determining how to          efficiently by filling out the financial aid applications that will be
fund your college education should one of your first priorities as      most productive. The following “Big Three” are the largest
you prepare for your future. Treasure Valley Community College          sources of funding available to TVCC students. In each case you
offers a variety of services and resources designed to help you         can complete a single application and be considered for a large
locate and secure funding for college. Primarily, the TVCC              variety of different aid programs. Once you have completed these
                                                             Financial Aid
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2004-2007 CATALOG                                                                           COMMUNITY COLLEGE
applications, you should move on to other sources of aid such as       Tips for the A pplication Pr ocess
private scholarships that may require one application per scholar-     Every source of funding has its own eligibility criteria and dead-
ship or grant.                                                         lines. Be sure to start as early as possible (usually in January or
                                                                       February for the upcoming Fall term) and always quickly follow
FAFSA                                                                  up on any mailings or requests for additional information. Some
According to the U.S. Department of Education, approximately           types of assistance are extremely time sensitive! Be sure to com-
two-thirds of all student financial aid comes from federal pro-        plete all applications according to the application instructions. In
grams (The Student Guide,                      most cases, those evaluating your application are not allowed to
Accordingly, applying for federal financial aid programs is            “guess” or “assume” if information is incomplete or missing.
extremely important. The application for all federal aid programs
is called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA        D eter mining Your E ligibility for Financial Aid
and can be completed online at Paper copies          As mentioned previously, all sources of aid have their own indi-
of the FAFSA can also be obtained from your high school coun-          vidual requirements. Many of the federal and state programs have
selor or from TVCC.                                                    the same basic requirements but may be slightly different depend-
                                                                       ing on the type of award. Factors such as the number of credits
State F unding                                                         you are taking, the timeliness of your application, availability of
The second large source of funding for your college education is       financial resources, academic achievement, talent, program of
your state. Oregon residents should complete the Oregon                study, even your home town or county are considered.
Student Assistance Commission’s Scholarship application avail-
able online at Students who reside            For federal aid programs, basic eligibility requirements include:
outside of Oregon should contact their state department of edu-            • You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
cation about applying for scholarships and grants offered by the           • You must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or the
state.                                                                        equivalent, or be at least 18 years of age and pass an abili-
                                                                              ty to benefit test.
TVCC Foundation Scholarships                                               • You must apply for admission and enroll in a program
The third large source of funding for your education is Treasure              leading to a degree or certificate.
Valley Community College. The TVCC Foundation offers                       • You must make “Satisfactory Progress” in your program of
approximately 80 scholarships in amounts up to $3,000 per year                study as defined by the Financial Aid Standards of
to eligible students. The TVCC Foundation scholarship applica-                Satisfactory Academic Progress (
tion can be obtained by contacting TVCC Student Services.                     index.htm).
                                                                           • You must not have any outstanding debt or repayment
O ther S our ces of F unding                                                  owed to the U.S. Department of Education.
In addition to the “Big Three” there are many sources of funding           • You must have resolved any drug possession or conviction
available through private persons and organizations. You should               issues.
contact your high school counselor, local service clubs, chamber
of commerce, church, etc., for information on available funds.         For detailed federal (Title IV) eligibility information as well as
Many private funds can also be found by using internet search          other valuable resources and publications, please refer to the U.S.
engines or scholarship websites.                                       Department of Education web site at
                                                                       For all other questions regarding eligibility criteria, please contact
Veteran's B enefits                                                    the TVCC Financial Aid Department at or the
                                                                       source of funding for your award.
All degree programs and some certificate programs at TVCC are
approved for Veteran's benefits. Veteran students should verify
with the Student Services Center that the program and/or cours-        Student Rights and R esponsibilities
es in which they are interested meet the Veterans' Administration      Students applying for or receiving financial aid have the right to
requirements for enrollment. Students applying for federal finan-      ask any questions concerning the determination of their awards;
cial aid must report all educational and subsistence benefits to the   requirements, procedures and deadlines; expected release dates of
financial aid office. Veteran's benefit recipients are required to     funds; and any college policies that may affect financial aid eligi-
meet the same standards of academic progress as all other finan-       bility. Students also have a right to privacy. Financial Aid person-
cial aid recipients.                                                   nel will release no information from a student's file to any indi-
                                                  Academic Information
             TREASURE VALLEY
             COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                              2004-2007 CATALOG
viduals or agencies (including spouse or parents) without the stu-          of the quarter will not appear on your transcript.
dent's written consent. Financial aid applicants and recipients are       • Courses dropped during weeks five through eight of the
responsible for submitting timely and accurate applications. This           quarter will be recorded with a “W” for withdrawal on
includes providing all documentation, corrections and other                 your transcript.
information requested and notifying TVCC of any changes that              • Withdrawal deadlines are in the academic calendar and
occur after submission of their applications. Students are respon-          the quarterly class schedule. Check these publications
sible for reading, understanding, and keeping copies of all the             regularly and know your deadlines.
forms used in the application process. It is also the student's           • Be aware that course withdrawal deadlines are different for
responsibility to meet all the requirements of the type of aid              summer quarter because the quarter is shorter.
received and to comply with college policies and state and federal        • After the first week, the instructor’s written approval is
regulations regarding financial aid eligibility.                            required for admission to a class.

R etur n of Federal F unds/R epayment Policy                          The Student Service Center provides ADD/DROP forms and
                                                                      accepts the forms when completed. All changes in your class
for Financial Aid R ecipients
                                                                      schedule should be approved by your advisor.
Federal law governs the return of federal (Title IV) funds dis-
bursed for a student who completely withdraws from the institu-
tion or stops attending all classes during a term without formally    W ithdrawing fr om College
withdrawing (Please refer to the college withdrawal policy). If the   It is a student’s responsibility to know policies and deadlines for
student withdraws within the first 60% of the enrollment period,      withdrawing from college. If you wish to withdraw from a cur-
funds are "earned" in proportion to the length of time he or she      rent quarter, you must fill out and submit a Complete
remains enrolled. Students withdrawing after the first 60% of the     Withdrawal Form. You may withdraw until the end of the 8th
term are considered to have earned 100% of funds disbursed.           week of instruction during the regular school year. You may with-
                                                                      draw until the end of the third week in a four week summer ses-
Recommended Publications and Resources:                               sion, and until the end of the 7th week in an eight week summer
                                                                      session. All appeals for a late withdrawal should be made to the
“The Student Guide”          dean of student services. Students withdrawing from continuing
cations/student_guide/index.html                                      education and seeking a refund should contact the continuing
                                                                      education office for more information.
“Funding Your Education”         A uditing Classes
                                                                      You may choose to audit a class. An audit exempts you from
U.S. Department of Education website.                                 examinations, but the instructor may require class attendance and or                         participation. No college credit is received for audited courses,
                                                                      regular tuition charges apply, and audits are not eligible for
Treasure Valley Community College website.                            Financial Aid. Signing up to audit or reversing your audit status                                                           is permitted only through the 4th week of the quarter.

Oregon Student Assistance Commission website.                         Waitlist W ithdrawal                                          Students are responsible for withdrawing from class if they are
                                                                      unable to attend. Administrative withdrawals, which are initiat-
A cademic Policies and Pr ocedur es                                   ed by the instructor, are rare and may take place only under these
                                                                          • The course is full and there are students on the wait list,
Class Changes (A dd/D r op)                                                  AND
It is your responsibility to withdraw from classes. Here are some         • A student is absent for at least 2 class sessions or 50% of
things you should be aware of before dropping classes:                       the scheduled class time during the first week of the quar-
      • You will be responsible for the grades you receive and all           ter, AND
        tuition and fees if you merely stop attending.                    • The absent student has made no prior arrangements with
      • Courses which are dropped before the end of the 4th week             the instructor for missing class.
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2004-2007 CATALOG                                                                           COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Administrative withdrawals occur only during the first week of          Transferr ing C r edits to TVCC
the quarter. Never assume you will be administratively with-            TVCC generally accepts lower division, college-level credit earned
drawn from class. Non-attending students must submit a com-             at fully accredited colleges and universities. Transfer students
pleted withdrawal form to the Student Services Center. Students         should immediately consult with an advisor to see how your
not completing the formal withdrawal process will receive failing       transfer credits are accepted and applied to your educational goals.
grades and are responsible for all tuition and fees.                    To formally request an evaluation of transcripts for graduation,
                                                                        contact the Student Services Center as soon as possible and at
Class A ttendance                                                       least 2 quarters prior to your anticipated graduation date. Official
You will be expected to attend class each time your class meets.        transcripts are required from all colleges previously attended.
Excused student absences may be permitted by the instructor, but
all class work must be completed. You need to make arrangements         A cceptance of TVCC C r edit
with your instructor for completion of missed work.                     at O ther I nstitutions
                                                                        Each higher education institution develops policies and proce-
Certain programs may require attendance and participation in            dures related to its transcript. TVCC transcript information is
clinicals, practicums, conferences and conventions.                     shown in this section. TVCC students who transfer will see their
Transportation to and from these activities is the responsibility of    TVCC transcript interpreted according to the policies of their
the student. Absences due to participation in field trips, inter-col-   destination institution.
legiate games and other trips arranged by the college may be
excused with advance notice to the instructor. In such cases the
student is still required and responsible to make up the content
                                                                        Grades used in computing your grade point average are:
and assignments missed during the absence as determined by the
                                                                        Grade Points Explanation
                                                                        A       4.0     Outstanding Performance
                                                                        A-      3.7     Superior
Transcr ipts and Grading                                                B+      3.3     Excellent
                                                                        B       3.0     Very Good
Transcr ipt R equests                                                   B-      2.7     Good
An official transcript is a copy of your permanent academic             C+      2.3     Better than Satisfactory
record. To obtain or send a transcript, contact the Student             C       2.0     Satisfactory
Services Center. The following information pertains to transcript       C-      1.7     Unsatisfactory
requests:                                                               D       1.0     Low Passing
    • Your transcript will be released only on your written             F       0.0     Below minimum standard, no credit earned
       request (include name, student ID number, period of              AU      0.0     Audit (No credit earned and instructor
       enrollment, date of birth, signature, payment and where                                   permission is required)
       the transcript is to be sent).                                   I       0.0     Incomplete (No credit is earned and instructor
    • Transcripts will be withheld for unpaid transcript requests                       permission is required)
       or any other financial obligation to the college.                S       0.0     Satisfactory (Pass/fail grading option must be
    • Transcripts may be ordered by mail or through the                                 requested)
       Student Services Center for $3. There is a $1 fee for unof-      U       0.0     Unsatisfactory (Pass/fail grading option must be
       ficial transcripts. You may request a transcript by fax                          requested)
       (541) 881-2721 if you want to pay $5 by credit card (Visa        [D]     0.0     A low grade in brackets is not calculated in
       or MasterCard accepted).                                                         the TVCC GPA.
    • A signed release is required before any other person may          R       0.0     Repeat grade. Calculated in the GPA
       receive a copy of your transcript.                               *       0.0     An asterisk (*) designates a repeat grade and is
    • You may obtain an unofficial advising transcript by access-                       not calculated in the GPA
       ing your student account on Campus Web through the               WIP 0.0         Work in Progress (generally indicates current
       TVCC website at                                                     quarter grades)
    • Official GED transcripts are available for $5 by contacting
       the GED Examiner at (541) 881-8822, ext. 249.
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             TREASURE VALLEY
             COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                              2004-2007 CATALOG
Grade Point Av erage C alculation                                    Instructors have the authority to administratively withdraw a stu-
The grade point average is a weighted average of the grades          dent who does not attend class during the first three days of the
received by students, calculated by dividing the number of grade     quarter. However, do not assume you will be administratively
points earned by the number of credit hours attempted. For           dropped for non-attendance. You are responsible for withdrawing
example:                                                             from classes. Failure to formally withdraw from class will normal-
                                                                     ly result in a failing grade.
Course Hours Grade         Grade Points
Psychology 203 3           C      (3x2.0) = 6                        A udit Grade
Math 111       4           A-     (4x3.7) = 14.8                     No credit is earned for auditing a class. Registration as an audit
HPE 120        2           A      (2x4.0) = 8                        must be completed no later than the fourth week of the quarter,
English 121    3           B+     (3x3.3) = 9.9                      or equivalent period of the summer quarter. Required forms are
Total 12 credits                  38.7 grade points                  available from instructors or the Student Services Center.
                                                                     Instructor permission is required. The cost of auditing a class is
Dividing 38.7 grade points by 12 credits gives a grade point aver-   the same as taking the course for credit.
age of 3.23.
                                                                     I ncomplete Grade
A cademic H onors                                                    The “I” designation indicates that a student has been granted
The academic standing of all honors students is based on the fol-    extra time by the instructor to complete required course work.
lowing grade point averages:                                         Terms of completion are specified in a contract signed by the
                                                                     instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate this con-
        President’s List          4.0                                tract. All work must be completed by the final day of the next
        Dean’s List               3.75-3.99                          academic quarter, excluding summer quarter. In special circum-
        Honor Roll                3.50-3.74                          stances, the deadline for completion may be extended with
                                                                     approval from the instructor and the dean of instruction. An “I”
Quarterly grade point averages are used to determine Academic        grade is changed to an “F” if the terms of the contract are not met
honors each term. Twelve or more credits must be earned in grad-     within the time specified.
ed (4.0 scale) courses numbered above 100.
                                                                     R epeating a Course
Pass/Fail Grade                                                      You may repeat any course to improve your grade. Only the cred-
You may enroll in classes on a pass/fail basis by arrangement with   it and grade earned in the last attempt are calculated in your GPA.
your instructor by the end of the 4th week of the quarter.           Repeating courses can affect your financial aid award. Contact
Students earning a “C” grade or higher receive an “S” (satisfacto-   the advising department for details.
ry) grade on their transcripts. Students earning a “C-” grade or
lower receive a “U” (unsatisfactory) grade. These grades are not     Grade Forgiv eness
computed in the grade point average.                                 Low grades (D, F) earned at TVCC may be removed from calcu-
                                                                     lation of the grade point average at TVCC, provided you:
Students are cautioned against taking courses on a pass/fail basis        • submit a written appeal to the dean of student services,
because transferability of this type of credit is limited. Consult        • meet the TVCC standard for satisfactory academic
with your advisor.                                                           progress in the most recent term of enrollment at the col-
W ithdrawal Grade                                                         • are currently enrolled, and
A “W” designation indicates that a student has dropped a class.           • two years have passed since the low grades were earned.
The last day of each quarter to withdraw from classes is specified   The low grades previously earned will be marked in brackets [D]
on the official college calendar, page 5, and is published in the    on the transcript but will not be included in any grade point cal-
quarterly schedule. Complete information on withdrawing from         culations. Acceptance of a grade in brackets at any other college
a class is available in the admissions/registration office.          or university is determined by that institution.
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2004-2007 CATALOG                                                                         COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Standar ds of A cademic Pr ogr ess                                    Non-Traditional E ducation
This policy will apply if you are enrolled for six or more credits    Treasure Valley Community College encourages flexibility, inno-
long enough to generate a transcript. A transcript is generated at    vation and independent study in the educational process.
the end of the fourth instructional week during fall, winter, and     Nontraditional credit programs allow you to earn credit outside
spring quarters, or after the equivalent time period during sum-      the classroom setting. The following programs are accepted at
mer quarter.                                                          TVCC: Check with your advisor or the Student Services Center
                                                                      for additional information.
a. Academic Alert Earning a GPA below 2.0 for one quarter
places you on Academic Alert status. You should meet with a fac-      College-Lev el E xamination Pr ogram (CLEP)
ulty advisor or an academic advisor in Student Services to devel-
                                                                      You may earn credit by demonstrating competency in a broad
op an academic success plan.
                                                                      subject area or a specific course through a nationally standardized
                                                                      exam. TVCC is a national testing center for CLEP Exams.
b. Academic Probation Earning a GPA below 2.0 for a second
                                                                      Credit earned through CLEP exams is generally accepted in col-
consecutive quarter places you on Academic Probation. You will
                                                                      leges and universities throughout the country.
be required by the Dean of Students to meet with your academic
advisor to develop or revise your academic success plan.
                                                                      Two types of examination will be offered through CLEP: general
                                                                      examinations and subject area examinations. General examina-
You are removed from academic probation when you:
                                                                      tions measure learning in broad areas such as science, humanities,
Enroll in:             Complete:              Earn:
                                                                      or math. The subject area examinations are designed to test
12 to 20 credits       12 credits             2.0 GPA
                                                                      achievement in specific college subjects.
9 to 11 credits        9 credits              2.0 GPA
6 to 8 credits         6 credits              2.0 GPA
                                                                      Credit is awarded according to the following guidelines:
                                                                         • The examinations are each 90 minutes and the cost is
c. Academic Dismissal – Earning a GPA below 2.0 while on pro-
                                                                             $55.00 per exam.
bation places you on academic dismissal status. Completing less
                                                                         • CLEP score must be at the 50th percentile or above in
than 50% of your enrollment status for three consecutive terms
                                                                             either general or subject area examinations.
will also result in academic dismissal by the Dean of Students.
                                                                         • A maximum of 12 CLEP credits may be earned in a spe-
Students are generally dismissed for one academic year unless they
                                                                             cific subject area.
appeal the decision to the Academic Standards Appeals
                                                                         • A maximum of 45 CLEP credits may be applied to an
                                                                             associate’s degree at TVCC.
                                                                         • Credit at TVCC is NOT awarded for the CLEP English
d. Appeal for Readmission - If you are dismissed for academic
                                                                             Composition exam with no writing component.
reasons, you may petition the Dean of Students for review by the
                                                                         • CLEP does not affect your financial aid award.
Academic Standards Appeals Committee for readmission.
                                                                         • CLEP credit is not allowed if credit has been received for
NOTE: Students on financial aid probation or dismissed status
                                                                             a more advanced class.
must contact the Financial Aid Office in addition to the
                                                                         • CLEP exams may not be repeated for credit.
Registrar’s Office.
                                                                         • CLEP credit is not graded and will not affect the GPA.
                                                                         • A student must earn credit at TVCC before CLEP credit
If the Academic Standards Appeals Committee denies your peti-
                                                                             is awarded.
tion for readmission, you will be notified in writing of your right
to appeal the decision to the Dean of Instruction. The Dean of
                                                                      Following are all of the CLEP exams and the score needed to earn
Instruction may deny your appeal, or readmit you conditionally
                                                                      credit at TVCC. The amount and type of credit earned are also
or unconditionally.
                                                                      shown. Exams that earn elective credit should not be taken by
                                                                      students enrolled at TVCC. The elective credit is awarded
If you are accepted for readmission or placed on academic proba-
                                                                      because it appears on transcripts from other institutions. Please
tion during your first quarter of enrollment, you may need to
                                                                      remember that this chart reflects credit awards at TVCC only.
work with the Financial Aid Office (if receiving financial aid) in
                                                                      Other institutions will accept credit according to the policy at that
addition to the office of the Dean of Students.                       institution.
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                     COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                                                  2004-2007 CATALOG
EXAM                                      TYPE SCORE* CREDITS                    ACCEPTED AS:      lenge exam is allowed. Not every class is subject to challenge.
Composition and Literature                                                                         The method of demonstrating proficiency, usually a comprehen-
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature   Subject    50      9                     Elective credit   sive exam, is determined by the appropriate department. The fol-
Composition, Freshman College           General                                   Not accepted     lowing guidelines apply to challenge exams:
English Composition                     Subject                                   Not accepted          • The student must be currently enrolled at TVCC.
English Composition with Essay          Subject    50      6                Course equivalency
                                                                                                        • Challenge exams may not be repeated for additional credit.
Foreign Languages                                                                                       • Challenge credit is not granted if credit has been earned
French – 1st Year                       Subject    50      9                   Elective credit             for a more advanced course.
French – 2nd Year                       Subject    62      9     Maximum 12 credits in French           • A maximum of 12 challenge credits may be earned in a
German – 1st Year                       Subject    50      9                   Elective credit
German – 2nd Year                       Subject    63      9    Maximum 12 credits in German
                                                                                                           specific subject area.
Spanish – 1st Year                      Subject    50      9              Course equivalency            • A maximum of 24 credits of challenge work may be
Spanish – 2nd Year                      Subject    66      9    Maximum 12 credits in Spanish              applied toward a TVCC certificate.
                                                                                                        • A maximum of 45 challenge credits can be applied toward
Social Sciences and History                                                                                a TVCC degree.
American Government                     Subject    50      3                Course equivalency
Educational Psychology                  Subject    50      3                     Elective credit        • Challenge credit is normally assigned an “S” (satisfactory
History of the US before 1877           Subject    50      3                Course equivalency             grade) and will not affect the GPA. No academic record
History of the U.S. – post Civil War    Subject    50      3                Course equivalency             is kept for unsuccessful challenge exams.
Human Growth and Development            Subject    50      3                Course equivalency          • Challenge credit will not affect a financial aid award.
Humanities                              General    50      9                     Elective credit
Macroeconomics                          Subject    50      3                Course equivalency
                                                                                                        • A $15 fee is charged per challenge exam, and a $10 fee is
Microeconomics                          Subject    50      3                Course equivalency             charged for each credit awarded.
Psychology, Introductory                Subject    50      3                Course equivalency          For additional information, contact the registrar’s office.
Sociology, Introductory                 Subject    50      3                Course equivalency
Social Sciences and History             General    50      9                 Distribution credit
Western Civilization to 1648            Subject    50      3                Course equivalency     College Boar d A dv anced P lacement (AP)
Western Civilization since 1648         Subject    50      3                Course equivalency     The College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement
                                                                                                   Program allows high school students to earn college credit for
Science and Mathematics                                                                            high school work. Students usually take a high school honors
Algebra, College                        Subject    50      4                Course equivalency
Algebra, Trigonometry                   Subject                                   Not accepted     course to prepare for the national AP exams each May. Advanced
Biology                                 Subject    50     12                Course equivalency     placement exams are offered in a number of academic disciplines.
Calculus                                Subject                                   Not accepted     Credit for these exams is granted under the following conditions:
Chemistry                               Subject    50     12                Course equivalency         • A maximum of 12 AP credits may be earned in a specific
Mathematics, College                    General                                   Not accepted
Natural sciences                        General    50      9                 Distribution credit
                                                                                                          subject area.
Trigonometry                            Subject                                   Not accepted         • A maximum of 24 AP credits may be applied toward a
Business                                                                                                  TVCC certificate.
Accounting, Principles of               Subject    50      9                Course equivalency         • A maximum of 45 AP credits may be applied toward a
Business Law                            Subject    50      3                Course equivalency            TVCC degree
Info. Systems & Computer Applications   Subject    50      4                Course equivalency
Management, Principles of               Subject    50      3                Course equivalency         • AP credit is awarded as recommended by the American
Marketing, Principles of                Subject    50      3                Course equivalency            Council of Education (ACE) guidelines
                                                                                                       • AP credit is not graded and will not affect the GPA.
*The American Council on Education recommends that the min-                                            • A student must earn credit at TVCC before AP credit will
imum score for awarding credit be the mean score of students                                              be awarded.
who earned a grade of “C” in the applicable course. For more                                           For additional information, contact the registrar’s office.
information regarding CLEP examinations, you may call (541)
881-8822 ext. 265.                                                                                 C r edit for M ilitar y E xper ience
                                                                                                   Credit for military experience at TVCC is awarded according to
Challenge C r edit                                                                                 the following guidelines:
Challenge credit is earned by demonstrating proficiency in course                                      • Military credit is awarded as recommended by the
requirements. Students who wish to challenge a class should sub-                                           American Council of Education (ACE) guidelines
mit a written request to the Dean of Students. The dean will con-                                      • A maximum of 12 credits for military experience may be
sult with the appropriate department chair to determine if a chal-                                         earned in a specific subject area.
                Student Rights and Responsibilities
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    • A maximum of 24 credits for military experience may be                    representing information may be grounds for denial and
       applied toward a TVCC certificate.                                       subject a student to prosecution.
    • A maximum of 45 credits for military experience may be                •   Provide all additional documentation, verification, correc-
       applied toward a TVCC degree                                             tions and/or new information requested by either the
    • Military credit is not graded and will not affect the GPA.                financial aid office or the agency to which an application
                                                                                was submitted.
    • Military exams may not be repeated for additional credit.
                                                                            •   Read carefully and ask questions before signing any forms
    • Military credit is often not applicable to an academic                    that require signatures. Keep copies.
       transfer degree.                                                     •   Notify the lender of a loan about any changes in name,
    • A student must be enrolled at TVCC before military cred-                  address or school status.
       it will be awarded.                                                  •   Notify the Financial Aid office about changes in names,
For additional information, contact the registrar’s office.                     address, and finances, including additional scholarships or
                                                                                other new resources.
                                                                            •   Adhere to the student code of conduct by behaving in a
Student Rights and Responsibilities                                             manner appropriate to a community of learners. Such
                                                                                actions as academic dishonesty, abuse of property, harass-
                                                                                ment, any violation of federal or state law, possession of
Student Rights
                                                                                alcoholic beverages, and possession of illegal drugs are in
The Associated Students of Treasure Valley Community College                    violation of college standards and are cause for disciplinary
have prepared a document outlining student rights and responsi-                 action. Possible sanctions for inappropriate behavior
bilities. Copies of the document are available from the Student                 include suspension from the college and restitution for
Services Center, the student programs office, or the Dean of                    damages.
Students. Colleges and universities must provide students with
information about the following:                                        Student Gr iev ances
     • Accrediting organizations.                                       You may follow the grievance process when dissatisfied with a col-
     • Instructional programs, including laboratory and other           lege procedure or the performance of a college employee.
         facilities, and faculty.                                       Grievances may be classified in two categories: personal griev-
     • Tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses.             ances and instructional grievances. Grievances are resolved infor-
     • Refund policies.                                                 mally and collaboratively whenever possible. Copies of the griev-
     • Financial assistance, including federal, state, local, private   ance process are found in the student rights, freedoms and respon-
         and institutional financial aid programs.                      sibilities document available from the Student Services Center,
     • Procedures and deadlines for submitting financial aid            student programs office or the Dean of Students.
     • Criteria used to select financial aid recipients.                Student E ducational R ecor ds
     • Amount of financial aid, and when it will be received.           Treasure Valley Community College abides by the family Rights
     • Debt management and counseling.                                  and Privacy Act of 1974 (Pell-Buckley Amendment). This act was
     • Job descriptions for work study jobs, including hours, rate      designated to protect the privacy of education records. It also
         of pay, and payment dates.                                     establishes the right of students to inspect their educational
     • How to get a financial aid package reconsidered.                 records and provides guidelines for correcting inaccurate or mis-
     • How the school determines satisfactory progress.                 leading data. The policy is available in the Student Services
     • Special facilities and services for the disabled.                Center.

Student R esponsibilities                                               The College reserves the right to withhold transcripts from stu-
Education is a big investment and you should carefully evaluate         dents who are in debt to the institution. Students have the right
your education or training opportunities. Know your rights and          to discuss the matter with a representative empowered to resolve
take responsibility for meeting your educational goals. Here are        such disputes.
some tips for success:
                                                                        Par ental A ccess to E ducation R ecor ds
    • Research and review all information about a college before        Educational records may be released to parents under the follow-
      enrolling.                                                        ing circumstances: (1) through written consent of the student,
    • Accurately complete applications and meet deadline dates
                                                                        and/or (2) in compliance with a subpoena.
      for financial aid. Errors may delay financial aid and mis-
                                                   Student Resources
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Student D ir ector y I nfor mation                                     have no names or marks in them, and are accompanied by the
Treasure Valley Community College considers the following to be        cash register receipt, PLUS your "Add & Drop" slip.
public information and will release it upon request without the
student's written permission ORS 341.290 and OAR 581-041-              All sales of workbooks, study aids, lab manuals, consumable
0480.                                                                  books and key notes are final. Any defective book will be replaced
1.       Enrollment status                                             free of charge. Return it as soon as possible.
2.       Major field of study
3.       Dates of enrollment                                           Used Book Policy - the TVCC Bookstore will pay up to 50% of
4.       Degree(s) earned and honors posted and received               the purchase price for used books that are current. Buyback ocurs
5.       Participation in recognized activities and sports             9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during finals week of
6.       Weight and height of members of athletic teams                each term. Books no longer in use may be purchased at the same
7.       For military purposes only, your name, age, and address       time by a used book company. Prices paid will vary.
Note: Students who do not wish the information listed above to
be released by the college must submit a signed statement each         Cooperativ e Wor k E xper ience
term requesting that this information be withheld. Contact the         Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) enables you to put into
students services center for the necessary form and additional         practice the skills that you learn in the classroom. This "hands-
information.                                                           on" experience improves skills and creates new and exciting
                                                                       employment opportunities.
                                                                       You will work in a position that applies to your chosen career
                                                                       field. Assistance is available through the CWE department to find
Student R esour ces                                                    an appropriate work site. Types of work experience include job
                                                                       shadowing, mentoring, internships, paid work experience, and
A cademic A dvising                                                    non-paid work experience. You may earn up to six CWE credits
Students are assigned an advisor in their major course of study.       toward your degree. For each credit earned, you will need to doc-
New or prospective students should contact the Student Services        ument 36 hours at the job site. Contact your advisor and the
Center for assistance with scheduling classes or beginning their       CWE Coordinator for information. The CWE Department is
educational planning.                                                  located in the Student Services Center, and can be reached at ext.
Bookstor e
The bookstore, located on the south side of the Four Rivers            Counseling S er vices
Cultural Center, is a valuable student resource. Students can find     Treasure Valley Community College provides counseling services
all required texts and class materials at a competitive price. Items   for every student to assist in planning an academic and vocation-
such as campus pride products pens, paper, batteries, art supplies,    al future. Counselors offer individual help with program and
backpacks, computer discs, electronic products, postage stamps,        course planning career decision making, and personal adjustment
greeting cards, gifts, candy and gum are available.                    to college life. Counselors are located in the Student Services
                                                                       Center and are available by appointment Monday through Friday.
The bookstore also provides a text buyback service. More infor-
mation on the buyback program and other services is available at       D isco v er
the TVCC website: The Bookstore is              Discover is a computer-based career information resource. It com-
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extend-          pliments CIS and provides a more in-depth assessment of your
ed hours during the first week of the registration.                    interests, abilities, experience, and values. This system gives
                                                                       detailed information on more than 500 job titles, educational
Book Returns - Textbook publishers have strict return policies         institutions and programs, financial aid, and military training.
which effect the bookstore’s return policy shown below.                Appointments are necessary. For more information or to arrange
                                                                       an appointment, contact the Student Services Office at (541)881-
All textbook sales are final unless each of the following condi-       8822, ext. 200.
tions are met. There is only one exception to this policy: If a stu-
dent drops a class within the first two weeks of class and has pur-
chased a textbook, a full refund will be given only if the books
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D isability S er vices                                                     • Additional charges will be assessed if the room deposit is
TVCC supports students with disabilities through a barrier-free              insufficient to pay for assessed charges.
campus. Accommodation services provided by the college                     • All students living in the residence halls are required to
include in-class and academic services, advising, resource/referral          purchase a meal plan.
information, adaptive equipment, and assistive technology.                 • Cooking is not allowed in the residence halls.
Other information you should know:                                         • A meal plan may be purchased by students not living in
    • Disability services are available to permanently and tem-              the residence halls for $883 per term for the Gold Plan or
       porarily disabled students in all programs and locations              $817 per term for the Silver Plan.
    • Disability services are located in the Student Services
       Center (Phone: (541)881-8822 ext. 234 or TDD:                   R esidence H all R efund Rates
       (541)881-2723.                                                  Formal withdrawal from the residence halls by the deadines
    • The "Students with Disabilities Handbook" is available in        shown is required to qualify for a refund. In all cases, the $100
       the Student Services Center or through the disability serv-     deposit is non-refundable.
       ices link at                     • 100% refund before the first day of class
    • Ontario bus transportation is available (889-7651), and             • 90% refund after the first day of class ∑
       can transport wheelchairs. TVCC provides disabled park-            • 50% refund after the 7th day of class
       ing areas.                                                         • 25% refund 16th day of class
    • Wheelchair students should contact the DS office before             • NO refund after the 30th day of class
       registration in case classrooms relocation is necessary.
                                                                       GED Testing
Food and H ousing                                                      TVCC is an official testing center for the General Educational
Treasure Valley Community College offers affordable and con-           Development Testing Program (GED). This test provides the
venient living on campus in two residence halls. The residence life    opportunity for adults who have not graduated from high school
program at Treasure Valley Community College is central to our         to obtain a High School Equivalency Certificate. Tests may be
mission of providing the best comprehensive educational experi-        arranged through the student service senter, and information is
ence. Resident students have the benefit of more opportunities to      available at (541) 881-8822, ext. 249.
develop social networks and be involved in activities such as intra-
mural sports, cultural events, educational programs, community         HB V-HIV I nfor mation
service, and leisure opportunities.
                                                                       A select number of courses and programs at TVCC have the
                                                                       potential to expose students to Hepatitis B Virus and Human
Room and board costs for single deluxe rooms with the Gold
                                                                       Immuno-deficiency Virus. Therefore, these courses will require
Meal Plan are $1532 per quarter. There are two meal plans avail-
                                                                       students to provide proof of HBV inoculation. See your advisor
able and three room types. More information is available at the
                                                                       for the classes or programs that require HBV inoculation.
housing office, (541) 881-8822, ext. 278.

    • Housing applications are available at the housing office,        I nter national Student S er vices
      the Student Services Center, and the Student Activities          The international student services office provides assistance in all
      office.                                                          matters of concern to international students. This includes but is
    • A $100 refundable housing deposit and signed room and            not limited to admission, academic advising, immigration advis-
      board agreement must be submitted with the housing               ing, and a variety of events and activities that involve supporting
      application. Cancellation of your room reservation after         students with adjustment to living in new cultural environments.
      the following dates will result in forfeiture of the deposit.    Information is available at (541) 881-8822, ext. 239 and in the
      • Fall Quarter:             August 15                            admissions section of this catalog.
      • Winter Quarter:           December 15
      • Spring Quarter:           March 15
    • Forfeiture of deposit results from room damage or failure        Librar y
      to follow proper check out procedures.                           The TVCC Library, located on the second floor of the Weese
    • The housing deposit may be applied to other charges              Building, maintains a collection of books, periodicals, newspa-
      owed to the college                                              pers, videos, compact disks, videotaped courses, microfilms, maps
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and art prints. Also in the library is a student computer lab, with     Par king
access to word processing, the Internet, full-text periodical data-     Free parking is available for students and visitors in designated
bases, and the campus network.                                          campus locations. Tickets will be issued to anyone parking in
                                                                        restricted areas. ADA designated parking is available.
The library staff supports the curriculum, provides instruction
and assistance to students, aids the professional development of
                                                                        Testing Center
the College staff, and serves the cultural and recreational interests
                                                                        The testing center offers testing at regularly scheduled hours, for
of area citizens. The public is welcome. Whenever possible, the
                                                                        distance delivery courses, the COMPASS placement exam, CLEP
TVCC Library serves as a backup resource for other libraries and
                                                                        testing, and contracted testing for industry. For information on
their patrons. Requests for materials not owned by the library will
                                                                        testing center hours, call (541) 881-8822, ext. 200 or 265.
be made through an international computerized inter-library loan
                                                                        Tutor ing
The TVCC library is a member of the Pioneer Library System, a           Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects. TVCC operates
combined catalog of 70 school, public and academic libraries in         math and writing labs and provides individual tutoring. If you
10 eastern Oregon counties. This consortium has a state-of-the-         need academic assistance, you should check first with your
art automation system that allows patrons of each library to search     instructor and then with the advising office at (541) 881-8822,
the holdings of the others simultaneously. Patrons may request          ext. 234.
their own material from other consortium members. Requested
materials from consortium partners can be acquired quickly and
                                                                        Women and Men, Involved in Gaining, Self-Sufficiency
Library patrons have access to EbscoHost and SIRS, full text data-      WINGS is a program to assist displaced homemakers and single
bases for quick and easy research. Answerland is also available.        parents in becoming economically self-sufficient through educa-
The Answerland Pilot Project is the first step toward linking aca-      tion, training, and employment. WINGS will help you become
demic, public, and school libraries statewide in order to provide       more responsible, self-confident, and skilled as you plan for a bet-
real-time, online reference to our patrons. Mini classes are held       ter future. The program will help you accomplish these objectives
three times per week to provide instruction for use of the Pioneer      through classroom instruction, workshops, support groups, and
System, EbscoHost, SIRS, and Answerland. These databases may            individual advising. For further information on the program,
be accessed from computers anywhere on campus or from home.             please call (541) 881-8822, ext. 285.

The library currently houses about 31,000 books and 125 peri-           Student A ctivities
odicals, including college catalogs and information materials from
other higher education institutions. Patrons also have access to a
                                                                        Associated Student G o v er nment
copy machine, computers, printers, video cassette players, and a
                                                                        The Associated Student Government of Treasure Valley
microfiche reader/printer. The library is devoted to the successful
                                                                        Community College represents students to the TVCC adminis-
pursuit of learning and suggestions for improvement, including
                                                                        tration. ASG officers are elected by students and appointed by
purchasing requests, are always welcome.
                                                                        the Student Programs office to participate on various governance
                                                                        committees, work with special projects, and address student needs
Multicultural S er vices                                                on campus. In addition to helping set campus policies, ASG
Treasure Valley Community College welcomes students of all eth-         manages funds for campus activities and programs, and assists
nic and cultural backgrounds. Services to multicultural students        with the development of student leadership. More information is
are provided through our Outreach and Retention Office and              available by calling the Student Programs Office at (541) 881-
include academic advising, career guidance, cultural program-           8822, ext. 243.
ming, and a host of other services to help students reach their aca-
demic and personal goals. Information is available at (541) 881-        A thletics
8822, ext. 329.                                                         Athletics are an important part of the college experience.
                                                                        Students are invited to try out for any of the varsity teams. The
                                                                        college is dedicated to providing an equitable balance of athletic
                                                   Student Activities
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opportunities for both men and women. Intercollegiate opportu-        Intercollegiate rodeo competition is part of the program, with the
nities for women include: soccer, volleyball, cross-country, bas-     college team participating in 10 or 12 NIRA (National
ketball, tennis, track, golf, softball, and rodeo. Men may partici-   Intercollegiate Rodeo Association) sanctioned rodeos per year.
pate in soccer, cross-country, basketball, baseball, tennis, track,   Treasure Valley Community College is a member of the
golf, and rodeo.                                                      Northwest Region, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
                                                                      and is subject to its rules regarding eligibility and academic stand-
TVCC is a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of             ing. The college Rodeo Club sponsors an official NIRA rodeo in
Community Colleges (NWAACC) and subject to its rules of eli-          the community each year. The Rodeo Club is open to anyone
gibility. The Chukars compete against teams from Oregon and           who wishes to promote the sport of rodeo.
Washington. Highly successful teams and individuals earn the
right to compete regionally and sometimes nationally.
                                                                      Student A ctivities
                                                                      The Student Activities Board is responsible for providing a com-
Clubs/O rganizations                                                  prehensive program of student initiated activities and events
Clubs and organizations exist as an opportunity for students to       designed to meet the cultural, educational, social, and recreation-
participate in an environment of fellowship, leadership, and serv-    al needs of the students of Treasure Valley Community College.
ice within a group of their peers. There are nearly ten clubs and     During the year, students will have the opportunity to attend edu-
organizations at Treasure Valley Community College including          cational lectures, concerts, comedy shows, special events, recre-
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Agricultural Ambassadors,              ational activities, and intramurals. Information about student
Circle K International Service Club, Delta Epsilon Chi Business       activities and the Student Activities Board is available through the
Organization, Multi-Ethnic Student Association (MESA), and            Student Programs Office at (541) 881-8822, ext. 243.
the Recreation Society. Information about currently active clubs
is available through the Students Program office at (541) 881-
                                                                      Theater Ar ts
8822, ext. 243.                                                       The Theater Arts Program at Treasure Valley Community College
                                                                      presents at least three productions each year. The productions
Music                                                                 include a musical as well as popular comedies and dramas.
The Music Program at TVCC makes available to students many            Anyone may appear in or work on productions presented by the
performing groups in vocal and instrumental music. Recognized         college, and no experience is necessary. It is not necessary to enroll
for superior quality, BRAVA!, Concert Choir, Cantare Singers,         in theatre arts classes to participate, but credit may be earned for
Treasure Valley Chorale, Treasure Valley Community Band, along        participating in productions. The Theater Arts Program also par-
with several other ensembles perform regularly, and one or more       ticipates in the annual excursion to the Oregon Shakespeare
groups tour annually in the U.S. or abroad.                           Festival.

P hi Theta K appa                                                     A dult E ducation
Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for junior and com-
                                                                      The A dult Lear ning Center
munity colleges. TVCC's chapter, Omicron Phi, recognizes and
                                                                      The Adult Learning Center provides services and courses tailored
promotes academic excellence. Membership is open to men and
                                                                      to the needs of students who have been out of school for a long
women who possess the recognized qualities of citizenship and
                                                                      time, adults who have not completed high school, community
scholarship. Omicron Phi is an active organization and has
                                                                      members interested in improving language skills, adults seeking to
received regional awards at the PTK regional conference for their
                                                                      improve employability, and college students who need extra help
                                                                      to prepare for college-level coursework. The Center also provides
                                                                      placement and skills testing for students enrolling in GED and
R odeo                                                                Treasure Valley Community College degree programs.
Treasure Valley Community College has an active rodeo program
which includes both instruction and practice using livestock. The     Among the programs and services provided through the Adult
program is coeducational with opportunities to learn and/or           Learning Center are college preparatory courses, GED prepara-
sharpen skills in both timed and rough-stock events, with quali-      tion, adult basic skills development, English as a Second Language
fied coaches in both areas.                                           instruction, U.S. citizenship classes, family literacy services, and
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training for volunteer literacy tutors. Prospective students wishing    HEP
to enroll in any of the Adult Education program and services            HEP (High School Equivalency Program) is a special program to
should attend an orientation session. Orientations are offered          help students get their GED in either English or Spanish and pays
twice a month and are designed to introduce students to all the         for the test ($85). The program also has other benefits such as
services available on the TVCC campus that will assist in meeting       lunch passes and, in certain cases, housing in the on-campus dor-
their short-term and long-term academic and vocational goals.           mitories. To qualify, you must be able to prove agricultural expe-
                                                                        rience during the last two years and meet the academic standards
Interested individuals may register for an orientation session by       of the program. The course of study is the same as other non-
calling the Developmental Education Office at (541) 881-8822,           HEP students preparing for the GED in Spanish or English. To
ext. 265.                                                               see if you qualify, call (541) 881-8822, ext. 302.

College Pr ep
The Adult Learning Center, located in the Oregon Trail building,        HEP es un programa especial para ayudar a personas sacar su
provides remedial instruction and learning skills labs for students     GED en Ingles o en Espanol y paga el tarifa por sacar el examen
who need additional help in order to prepare for and succeed in         ($85). Hay otros beneficios como comida en la cafeteria y en
vocational and academic programs. Courses are offered in devel-         algunos casos los alumnos viven en los dormitorios. Para calificar
opmental reading, writing, and math. Students are placed into           por el programa tienen que poder probar trabajo en los campos
these classes through the college assessment tool, COMPASS.             durantes los ultimos dos anos y tener calificaciones bastante alto
The lab offers a library-like atmosphere in which tutoring, group       para entrar en el programa. Los alumnos estan en el mismo curso
classes, and individualized instruction take place, providing a vari-   de estudio de todos otras personas estudiando para el GED. Para
ety of resources in support of courses offered throughout the           ver si califica, llama a (541) 881-8822, ext. 302.
department. Computers are available for use by students regis-
tered in developmental courses. Day and evening hours are post-         E nglish for Speakers of O ther Languages
ed each term.                                                           Adults in the community who wish to improve their communi-
                                                                        cation skills in the English language may enroll in “English as a
A dult B asic Skills/GED Pr eparation                                   second language” classes. The classes are designed to help students
Students enter this program with a variety of goals, such as to         become more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writ-
improve reading, improve employment possibilities, prepare for          ing English. Class schedules vary from term to term, but general-
entrance into vocational and/or academic programs, or pursue            ly are available evenings and days. In addition to group classes,
personal growth by upgrading their basic skills. Students 16 or 17      students may supplement their studies with a variety of comput-
years of age must apply through the Director of the Adult               er and video programs available in the learning centers (campus
Learning Center.                                                        and outreach), and a home study program.
Students who have not received a high school diploma may enroll
in TVCC's General Educational Development (GED) program.
                                                                        Pr eparation for U.S. C itiz enship
This program is designed to prepare students to pass the GED            This program is available to community members who are eligi-
test. Classes are generally offered both days and evenings. To enter    ble to apply for U.S. citizenship. The course surveys the history
the program call (541) 881-8822, ext. 265 for an appointment to         and government of the United States to prepare individuals for
attend an orientation and for placement into the program.               the INS naturalization interview. Classes are scheduled at various
                                                                        times and places on an "as needed" basis.
GED en Espanol
Este programa es para estudiantes que tienen Espanol como su
                                                                        Family Literacy
lengua madre y no han terminado sus estudios de “high school” o         The family literacy program supports families (parents and chil-
los que quieren un GED valido en los EU para entrar en su tra-          dren) by providing learning opportunities for both parents and
bajo. Es estudio en los cinco materiales de literatura, escritura,      children. Groups meet on a regular basis and participate in activ-
matematicas, ciencias, y sciencias sociales. Su diploma es tan vali-    ities which build skills in language and reading. A variety of top-
do como cualquier otra diploma de “high school” en los Estados          ics are covered relating to the workplace, school, and home.
Unidos. Hay una orientacion cada dos semanas; lame a (541)
881-8822, ext. 316 o 250 para una reserva.
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I ndividual Tutor ing                                                     Scheduled classes and course offerings are announced in a quar-
One-on-one tutoring is available for persons who would like to            terly brochure published approximately four weeks prior to the
improve their basic literacy skills in reading and math. Our tutor        start date of a respective college quarter. Students can register for
coordinator carefully matches tutors and students and makes               courses through the mail, by telephone using a credit card to
available materials at the appropriate level.                             secure payment, or in person at the Community Education Office
                                                                          or Off-Campus Centers. Registration can also be done online at
                                                                 For more information contact the Community
Volunteer Tutor Training
                                                                          Education Office at (541) 881-8822, ext. 281 or 358.
Workshops provide community volunteers with tutoring skills in
order to help others improve their basic reading and math. These
10-hour TELT Workshops are offered twice a year on campus.                Continuing E ducation
Once certified, tutors are then carefully matched with waiting stu-       Continuing Education is dedicated to providing a comprehensive
dents by our tutor coordinator.                                           program to meet the needs of both traditional and non-tradition-
                                                                          al students. Adults of all ages, who have never attended college or
D ivision of E xtended Lear ning                                          who already have degrees, can choose specific courses to meet
                                                                          their educational needs. The Continuing Education office is com-
                                                                          mitted to providing credited courses, which can lead toward the
In keeping with the Treasure Valley Community College mission             completion of a degree, certificate, or apprenticeship. Designed
of providing quality lifelong learning opportunities and respond-         for the adult population, the Continuing Education program
ing to the needs and interests of our communities, the Division of        seeks to serve community members by providing:
Extended Learning offers the following programs:                               • Flexible scheduling and affordable classes and courses,
                                                                                  which are offered in innovative, formats at convenient
Community E ducation                                                              times and locations.
TVCC's Community Education program embraces the philoso-                       • Weekend and evening classes. Open entry/open exit
phy that education is a lifelong process. Using this framework,                   classes, which meet the needs of students with
our vision encompasses providing quality, lifelong learning oppor-                employment and family responsibilities.
tunities, addressing immediate and future community, business,                 • Occupational supplemental or professional development
and individual needs, establishing low cost programs to encourage                 courses in:
participation, and incorporating flexible and responsive schedul-                 • Computer Networking and/or certification courses
ing to meet the diverse lifestyles of our student population.                     • Electrical Apprenticeships
                                                                                  • Pesticide Related licensing
Designed primarily for the adult population, but open to every-                   • Real Estate Pre-license Courses
one 16 years or older, these classes are offered at various times,                • EMT-Basic
locations, and frequency throughout the year. Classes cover the                   • EMT-Intermediate
complete spectrum of interests. Academic, cultural, business                      • One Year EMT Certificate Program
related, arts, crafts, physical fitness, health, parenting, technology,           • Lower-Division Transfer credit; full and short term
computers, Basic Office Skills & Computing, and personal                              courses, workshops, seminars, and trainings.
growth and development classes are offered at flexible times, in
both traditional and non-traditional settings.                            For additional information contact the Continuing Education
                                                                          Office at (541) 881-8822, ext. 281 or 358 or visit our web site:
Courses are usually designed in one to three hour class increments
conducted over a specific period of time. Most courses will not be
graded nor will the student receive formal college credit for tak-        D istance E ducation
ing these courses. College credit and/or professional continuing          Treasure Valley Community College is committed to maintaining
education credit can be obtained for specific courses, if the stu-        the latest technology and distance learning methods. The
dent desires such credit and the respective courses meets certain         Distance Education program serves the college and surrounding
educational prerequisites. Community Education courses are                communities by providing:
offered at TVCC's main campus and other locations including                   • Statewide televised access to other communities through
Nyssa and Vale.                                                                  the use of Data & Video Services.
                                                                              • Lower Division Transfer courses delivered either by
                                                    Educational Services
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      videotape or online with computers. These courses can be          acquire virtually any type of training through the WTE and train-
      delivered to students within the district, state, nation, or      ing time is based on the unique needs of the client.
    • Independent Study courses.                                        Examples of training include computer training, customer service,
                                                                        management and supervisory skills, occupational Spanish, strate-
Contact Treasure Valley Community College if you're interested          gic planning, project/meeting facilitation, organizational team
in Distance Education services being delivered to your communi-         building, production system improvement, welding, drafting
ty. The Division of Extended Learning is always identifying ways        (CAD), CPR/First Aid, and OSHA safety training. Training is
the college can continue delivering "on-site" or distance learning      typically short-term and competency based curriculum. Courses
courses utilizing existing community resources.                         can start at anytime and be of varying duration.
                                                                        As business and industry strive to stay competitive and grow in
For information on distance education classes or programs, con-         today's marketplace, educating and training employees in tradi-
tact either the Distance Education office at (541) 881-8822, ext.       tional as well as emerging skills is paramount. Call us today to
281 or 358 or visit our web site at                    find out how the WTE can help you with all of your employee
                                                                        training needs (541) 881-8822, ext. 358.
Community O utr each S er vices
Treasure Valley Community College provides outreach services            R efund Policy for the D ivision of E xtended
throughout the region. Outreach centers are located in Harney           Lear ning Non-C r edit Classes
County at the Burns Outreach Center, Lake County at the                 A full refund for non-credit classes will be granted if a withdraw-
Lakeview Outreach Center, and at the Snake River Correctional           al request is made a minimum of two working days prior to first
Institution (SRCI) located in Ontario.                                  day of class. Withdrawal requests must be made by calling the
                                                                        Division of Extended Learning. Written appeals to this policy
Outreach centers or sites can provide services and classes in a vari-   should be addressed to the Division of Extended Learning.
ety of ways:
    • Traditional classes are presented at specifically scheduled       TVCC B izCenter
        times and locations with an approved instructor.
    • Non-traditional open entry/open exit classes or flexible          The TVCC BizCenter (part of the Oregon Small Business
        schedules allows students to work either at home or at a        Development Center Network) provides assistance to new and
        designated outreach center at their convenience.                existing businesses in eastern Oregon and western Idaho. The fol-
    • Distance Learning classes utilize computer or video tech-         lowing are the primary services offered through the BizCenter:
        nologies. A wide range of courses approved by TVCC fac-
        ulty are offered in a variety of formats.                       Training
                                                                        Throughout the year, the TVCC BizCenter offers a wide variety
If you would like to learn more about how outreach classes, pro-
                                                                        of workshops designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of
grams, or services could be delivered to you or your community,
                                                                        business owners and employees. Topics can include cash flow
contact the Division of Extended Learning at (541) 881-8822,
                                                                        management, QuickBooks®, tax issues, employee related sub-
ext. 281 or 358, on our website at, or by mail:
                                                                        jects, and financial skills, as well as many others. Reasonably
     Division of Extended Learning
                                                                        priced classes are offered throughout the day and evening. If you
     Attention: Continuing/Distance Education
                                                                        would like to receive the TVCC BizCenter brochure of upcoming
     650 College Blvd.
                                                                        workshops, call us at (541) 881-8822, ext. 356 or email:
     Ontario, OR 97914

Wor kfor ce Training & E ducation (W TE)                                B usiness Counseling
The Workforce Training & Education Department provides cus-
                                                                        The TVCC BizCenter provides free one-on-one counseling that is
tomized training developed around the specific needs of employ-
                                                                        strictly confidential and professional. Counselors can provide in-
ers. The WTE is highly flexible, providing training programs that
                                                                        depth assistance on a variety of topics: financial management,
can be delivered on-site with the participating company or at
                                                                        inventory control, loan application or business plan review, or
TVCC facilities. TVCC facilities include large classrooms, a 20-
                                                                        services to new or expanding businesses. Counseling is available
station computer lab and industrial shop area. Companies can
                                                                        during flexible hours.
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R esour ce/R eferral S er vices                                         O ne Year EMT Cer tificate
The TVCC BizCenter has many resource materials at your dis-             In addition to the Basic and Intermediate EMT programs,
posal in our business library. Books, videos, periodicals on many       Treasure Valley Community College offers a one year Emergency
subjects can be found on-site as well as access to state, national,     Medical Technician Certificate. This program provides EMT stu-
and international resources and referral systems.                       dents with the first year of a two-year A.A.S. Degree program,
                                                                        leading toward paramedic certification. The program begins in
O ther S er vices                                                       the Fall term and concludes with the Spring Quarter, with an
Other services provided by the TVCC BizCenter include longer            option of summer enrollment. A complete listing of the classes
term business management or business plan assistance, business          necessary to complete this program is included in the Program
audit and assessment, networking opportunities, and industry            Descriptions section of this catalog.
specific training.
                                                                        The completion of the certificate does not constitute full accred-
For further information on any of these services, call the TVCC         itation of the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certifi-
BizCenter at (541) 881-8822, ext. 356 or visit our website at           cate or degree. For further information on this program, please
"". The TVCC BizCenter is a partnership pro-           contact the Continuing Education Office at (541)881-TVCC
gram with the U.S. Small Business Administration.                       (8822), ext. 281 or 358.

Special Pr ograms                                                       E lectr ical A ppr enticeship
                                                                        The Electrical Apprenticeship program is designed to provide stu-
                                                                        dents with approximately 48 hours of classroom instruction each
TVCC offers the following short-term programs of study. These           quarter or 144 hours per year. Apprentices can enroll in either the
programs lead to certification in specific occupations and employ-      1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year program. A prerequisite to the program
ment. Certification is not intended to lead to a degree. For more       is that students be registered as a licensed Electrical Apprentice
information about any of the listed programs, contact the               within the state. For further information on this program, please
Continuing Education office at (541) 881-8822, ext. 281 or 358.         contact the Continuing Education Office at (541)881-8822, ext.
                                                                        281 or 358.
Nursing Assistant
Treasure Valley Community College offers a Nursing Assistant            Networ king Technolog y Training
course at intervals throughout the year. This course requires 150       Treasure Valley Community College sponsors computer network-
hours of class, lab and clinical and is approved by the Oregon          ing training programs. These programs are among the most wide-
State Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of this              ly recognized and asked-for Information Technology (IT) train-
course the student is eligible to take the Oregon State certifying      ing. Our vision is to provide a broad spectrum of the technical
test. Employment can be obtained to work as a nurse assistant in        certification programs surrounding the rapidly growing fields of
health care facilities.                                                 computer, networking, and Internet technologies. Training is
                                                                        structured to cover the information required to receive Network
Further information may be obtained from the Nursing                    Plus certification and other related industry recognized certifica-
Department at (541) 881-8822, ext. 289.                                 tions. With this and other technology training programs cur-
                                                                        rently in development, Treasure Valley Community College is
E mergency Medical Technician                                           committed to serving the needs of students and professionals in
(EMT)                                                                   the Western Treasure Valley. For further information on this pro-
                                                                        gram, please contact the Continuing Education Office at
Treasure Valley Community College offers classes necessary to
                                                                        (541)881-TVCC (8822), ext. 358 or Computer Services at ext.
become either a Basic EMT or Intermediate EMT. The series of
classes meets the certification requirements for both Oregon and
Once students have successfully completed the courses necessary         W ildland Fir e Training
for each level, they are eligible to take the state written and prac-   TVCC offers a series of classes designed to meet the requirements
tical examination required by the Oregon and Idaho Emergency            for employment with public and private fire crews. The training
Medical Services.                                                       classes begin with the basic skills needed for entry level employ-
                                                                        ment, but also offer more specialized training to meet the safety
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and management needs of the wildland fire operations. A com-
plete listing of the classes available can be obtained by contacting
the Continuing Education office at (541) 881-8822, ext. 239 or

A ddiction Studies
This series of nine classes, all available on-line except group coun-
seling, prepare the individual to sit for a certifying exam to
become a CADC I level counselor in Oregon (ISAS certification
in Idaho) in the addictions field. Additional requirements include
passing a national exam and completing a supervised practicum.
Additional education and supervised internship leads to the
CADC II. A complete outline of the requirements may be
obtained by contacting the Continuing Education office at (541)
881-8822, ext. 281 or 358. Currently there are eight classes and
one pending approval. The courses and the quarters they are
offered are as follows:
Course #           Course Title                    Credits Quarter
HSER 102           Drug Use, Misuse and Addiction      4        F
HSER 200           Alcohol/Drugs and the Family 4               F
                   Drugs and Pharmacology (pending)             W
HSER 202           Counseling Techniques               4        W
HSER 228           Screening and Assessment Skills 4            W
HSER 224           Group Counseling Skills             4        S
HSER 226           Ethics for Addiction Counselors 3            S
HSER 248           HIV/Aids Risk Assessment and 2               Su
                   Risk Reduction
HSER 199           Case Management                     3        Su
Course descriptions may also be found in the course description
section of this catalog.

B asic O ffice Skills and Computer Training
This 140 hour course is an intense short-term training that pre-
pares the individual to gain entry level employment in a business
office. Basic clerical duties and office skills are introduced, prac-
ticed, and refined, as well as computers skills necessary to survive
in an office setting.
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D egr ees and Cer tificates                                           D egr ees and Cer tificates
                                                                      Treasure Valley Community College awards three nationally rec-
                                                                      ognized degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and
G eneral E ducation Lear ning O utcomes                               Associate of Applied Science. Students may also earn an Associate
General Education is the heart of a whole education. It is the part   of General Studies. A Certificate is awarded for satisfactory com-
of the college's program that serves as the common core of each       pletion of certain one-year programs.
student's education, providing aspects of the college's program
that are aimed at helping each graduate enjoy a lifelong process of   Degree and certificate requirements listed in this catalog are valid
inquiry and decision-making as a citizen of many complex and          for five years. Students who do not complete their declared pro-
diverse communities.                                                  gram within five years will be required to complete the require-
                                                                      ments of the degrees/certificates of the catalog in force if their ini-
The General Education Core curriculum is designed to help stu-        tial declaration exceeds five years.
dents develop and improve the following:
                                                                      Transfer students and students returning to TVCC after a five
    • Skills Use, including communication, quantitative and           year absence will be required to complete the requirements of the
      qualitative reasoning, information retrieval and analysis,      programs listed in the current catalog in the year they
      social functioning, and technological competence.               transfer/return to TVCC.

    • Knowledge, including proficiency in scientific inquiry,         Associate of Ar ts - O r egon Transfer D egr ee
      understanding of technology, sensitivity to diversities         (AA OT)
      issues, appreciation of the arts, and comprehension of
                                                                      The Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer Degree is intended to
      sound health practices.
                                                                      prepare students to transfer into upper division baccalaureate
                                                                      courses. It is an agreement between the Oregon University System
    • Attitude and Values that foster students' personal respon-
                                                                      and Oregon community colleges to provide transfer of communi-
      sibility for their continued learning and adaptation to
                                                                      ty college coursework to all state four-year institutions. Students
      change while fostering confidence in their work.
                                                                      transferring with an Associate of Arts degree will have met all
                                                                      lower-division institutional general education requirements at any
    • Related Instruction, including the professional/technical
                                                                      public college or university in Oregon and Idaho. Students trans-
      degrees and certificate programs designed to strengthen
                                                                      ferring to private and out-of-state institutions will find the AAOT
      students' communication, computation, and human rela-
                                                                      degree to be excellent preparation for upper division study.
      tion skills.
                                                                      Course, class standing, or GPA requirements for specific majors
                                                                      are not necessarily satisfied by an Associate of Arts degree.
Broadly based and embedded throughout the curriculum, the
General Education Core Curriculum encourages students to:
                                                                      Students who are ready for college-level mathematics and writing
                                                                      can complete the Oregon Transfer degree in two years. TVCC
    • Pursue intelligent inquiry, abstract logical thinking, criti-
                                                                      offers courses and tutorial assistance to help students who need
      cal analysis, and integration and synthesis of knowledge;
                                                                      additional preparation.
    • Enhance a historical consciousness that includes an under-
                                                                      The following is a partial list of academic majors to which the
      standing of personal heritage, as well as respect for other
                                                                      AAOT might be applied:
      people and cultures;
                                                                              Athletic Training
    • Examine group and individual values and recognize the
                                                                              Biological Sciences
      importance of carefully considered value systems in com-
      munity, civic, and personal life, and
                                                                              Computer Science
    • Gain an appreciation of the arts and a familiarity with the
                                                                              Criminal Justice
      various branches of human understanding.
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        History                                                                ART 131, 132, 133
        Liberal Arts                                                           ART 204, 205, 206
        Mathematics                                                            ART 253, 254, 255,
        Music                                                                  ART 261, 262
        Nursing                                                                ENG 104, 105, 106
        Physical Education                                                     ENG 107, 108, 109
        Physical Sciences                                                      ENG 201, 202, 203
        Pre-Engineering                                                        ENG 204, 205, 206
        Pre-Professional (Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary                      ENG 253, 254, 255
                         Medicine, Physical Therapy)                           HUMN 148, 149, 150
        Social Science: Economics, History, Political Science,                 MUS 101
                         Psychology, Sociology                                 MUS 111, 112, 113
        Social Work                                                            MUS 201, 202, 203
        Theater Arts                                                           PHIL 101
        Wildlife Sciences                                                      PHIL 201H, 202H, 203H (Honors Class)
                                                                               SPAN 201, 202, 203, 232
An Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer degree is awarded to stu-               SP 111, 112, 219
dents who satisfy the following requirements:                                  TA 100
     • Complete the General Education Requirements with a                      TA 111, 112, 113
       grade of "C" or better in each course.                                  TA 141, 142, 143
    • Complete a minimum of 90 lower division transfer cred-                   TA 206
       its.                                                                    WR 241, 242, 243
    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
    • Earn the final 15 credits toward graduation at Treasure         Social Sciences: A minimum of fifteen credits, chosen
       Valley Community College.                                      from the following list in at least two disciplines, with no
    • Complete the prescribed general education and distribu-         more than nine credits from one discipline.
       tion requirements,                                                      ANTH 110
    • Courses used to fulfill general education requirements                   CJ 100, 201, 222
       may not also be used to fulfill distribution requirements or            CJ 120, 220, 223
       elective credit requirements.                                           ECON 201, 202, 203
    • Complete the college's current program designed to fulfill               ETHN 101, 102, 103
       requirements of the 1989 Amendments to the Drug Free                    GEOG 105, 106
       Schools and Communities Act.                                            HIST 101, 102, 103
                                                                               HIST 201, 202, 203
A.     General Education Requirements                                          POSC 201, 202, 203
       (Must have a "C" or better in each course)                              PSYC 201, 202, 203
                Writing (9 credits)                                            PSYC 235, 236, 237
       WR121, WR 122, and 123 or 227                                           SOC 204, 205, 206
       Oral Communication (3 credits)
       SP111, SP112, or SP219                                         Science/Math/Computer Science: A minimum of
       Mathematics (4-5 credits)                                      fifteen credits chosen from the following list, including at
       Any Math course above MATH 100 that has                        least twelve credits in biological or physical sciences with
Intermediate Algebra or higher as a prerequisite.                     laboratories, and chosen from at least two disciplines.
                                                                                 BIOL 101, 102, 103,
B.      Distribution Requirements                                                BIOL 211, 212, 213,
       Arts & Letters: A minimum of twelve credits, chosen                       BIOL 231, 232, 233, 234
       from the following list in at least two disciplines, with no              CHEM 104, 105, 106
       more than nine credits from one discipline.                               CHEM 121, 122, 123
                ART 101                                                          CHEM 221, 222, 223
                ART 115,                                                         CS 133, 233 (Any)
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                 FNUT 225                                           A.      General Education Requirements
                 GEOL 201, 202, 203                                         (Must have a "C" or better in each course)
                 GSCI 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109                          Writing (9 credits)
                 MATH 105                                                   WR 121, 122, and 123 or 227
                 MATH 111, 112, 113                                         Oral Communication (3 credits)
                 MATH 211, 212, 213                                         SP111, 112, or 219
                 MATH 243, 244                                              Mathematics (4-5 credits)
                 MATH 251, 252, 253                                         Any Math course above MATH100 that has
                 PHYS 201, 202, 203                                         Intermediate Algebra or higher as a prerequisite.
                 PHYS 211, 212, 213
                                                                    B.      Distribution Requirements
C.      Electives: Sufficient credits to total at least 90.                 Ar ts and Letters (9 credits, must be a sequence)
                                                                            Choose from:
NOTE: No more than 12 Professional/Technical credits may be                 Any Literature (ENG prefix)
applied toward the AAOT Degree. Special Studies and independ-               Music and Its Literature
ent studies numbered 198, 199, 298, 299 will not satisfy the gen-           History of Western Art
eral education and distribution requirements, but may be taken as           Introduction to Humanities
electives.                                                                  Survey of Theatre Arts

Associate of Science D egr ee                                              S ocial Science (9 credits, minimum of two subject areas)
                                                                            Choose from:
The Associate of Science degree provides an opportunity for the             History
student to focus on an academic area of special interest. It is             General Psychology
intended to prepare students to transfer into an upper division             Principles of Economics
baccalaureate program at a four-year college or university. This            General Sociology
degree does not "block" transfer to Oregon colleges, but is                 American Government
designed to meet the lower division requirements in specific pro-           Ethnic Studies
grams at receiving institutions. This degree allows TVCC stu-
dents to meet the lower division institutional requirements for             Science (12 credits, must be a sequence)
Idaho colleges and universities. Some school, department or                 Choose from any Life or Physical Science with a Lab.
major requirements with regard to courses or grade point average            Check with an advisor for options.
may not be fulfilled by this agreement.
                                                                    C.      D epar tmental R equir ements
An Associate of Science degree is awarded to students who satisfy           Minimum of 24 credits from major area.
the following requirements:
    • Complete the general education requirements with a "C"        D.      E lectiv es
        or better in each course.                                           Number required to bring total credits to at least 90.
    • Complete the general education and departmental
        requirements.                                               NOTE: Special studies, independent studies and/or courses num-
    • Complete a minimum of 90 Lower Division transfer cred-        bered 198, 199, 298, or 299 will not satisfy the general education
        its.                                                        and departmental requirements, but may be taken as electives.
    • Maintain a minimum accumulative grade point average of
        2.00.                                                       Associate of G eneral Studies D egr ee
    • Earn the final 15 credits toward graduation at TVCC.
                                                                    The Associate of General Studies degree is awarded for comple-
    • Receive the approval of the Graduation Committee for
                                                                    tion of general education requirements that may be a combina-
        any deviation from specific requirements.
                                                                    tion of transfer and vocational coursework. This degree is not
    • Complete the college's current program designed to fulfill
                                                                    considered a transfer degree. Some courses and credits may not
        requirements of the 1989 Amendments to the Drug Free
                                                                    be approved for transfer by the receiving institution after a tran-
        Schools and Communities Act.
                                                                    script review and/or other procedures.
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An Associate of General Studies degree is awarded to students                 Science/M ath/Computer Science
who satisfy the following requirements:                                       (12 credits, sequence not required)
   • Maintain a minimum accumulative grade point average of                   Maximum of two courses can be completed in each area.
       2.00.                                                                  Any lower division Math course numbered 60 and above.
   • Earn the final 15 credits toward graduation at TVCC.                     Any lower division Science Course.
   • Receive approval of the Graduation Committee for any                     Any lower division Computer Science course.
       deviation from specific requirements.
   • Earn a minimum of 90 credit hours: 38 credit hours may           C.      Electives
       be any Lower-Division Collegiate or Professional                       Sufficient credits to total up to 90 credits minimum.
       Technical courses; the remaining 52 must be in the
       General Education and Distribution Basic Skill                      • All Math courses beginning with MATH 20 may count
       Requirement courses listed below. DEV 030 courses do                  toward this degree. Students may use a maximum of two
       not apply to this degree.)                                            courses beginning with MATH 60 for the science/math
   • Complete the college's current program designed to fulfill              distribution requirement. Additional Math courses may
       the requirements of the 1989 Amendments to the Drug                   be counted as electives.
       Free Schools and Communities Act.
   • Courses used to fulfill general education requirements           Pr ofessional Technical D ivision
       may not also be used to fulfill distribution requirements or
       elective credit requirements.
                                                                      Associate of A pplied Science D egr ee
                                                                      The Associate of Applied Science degree is intended to prepare
A.      G eneral E ducation R equir ements
                                                                      students for direct entry into the workforce. It is also preparation
        Complete the general education requirements with a "C"
                                                                      for career advancement, occupational licensure, or further study
        or better in each course.
                                                                      at the baccalaureate level. AAS graduates complete a two-year
        Wr iting (9 credits)
                                                                      professional technical program that develops a student’s employ-
        WR121, 122, and 123 or WR227
                                                                      ment skills while requiring a core of general education courses.
        O ral Communication (3 credits)
                                                                      This degree is not intended for transfer, however many four-year
        SP111, SP 112, or SP219
                                                                      institutions will accept part or all of the program. For informa-
        M athematics (4 credits)
                                                                      tion about courses in the curricula that will transfer see a Treasure
        Any Math course above MATH 100 that has Intermediate
                                                                      Valley Community College academic advisor or counselor.
        Algebra or higher as a prerequisite.

B.      D istribution R equir ements                                  Associate of A pplied Science degrees ar e offered in:
        Ar ts and Letters (12 credits, sequence not required)                Business Management
        Choose from:                                                         Business- Office Administration
        Fine Arts                                                            Business- Office Administration - Legal Office Emphasis
        Language                                                             Business- Office Administration - Medical Office Emphasis
        Literature                                                           Business- Office Administration - Medical Transcription
        Music                                                                Computer Networking
        Theatre or Humanities (not studio classes)                           Criminal Justice
                                                                             Drafting Technology
        S ocial Science (12 credits, sequence not required)                  Early Childhood Education
        Choose from:                                                         GIS Geographical Information Systems
        History                                                              Instructional Assistance
        General Psychology                                                   Ranch Management
        Principles of Economics                                              Welding Technology
        General Sociology                                                    Wildland Fire Management
        American Government
        Ethnic Studies                                                An Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students
                                                                      who satisfy the following requirements:
                                                                         • Complete a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours.
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    • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00.                 Associate of Science D egr ee
    • Earn the final 15 credits toward graduation while attend-
                                                                         (Pr ofessional Technical)
      ing classes at TVCC.
                                                                         The Associate of Science degree is available through the
    • Meet all departmental requirements. The student must
                                                                         Professional Technical Education Division to those who meet the
      satisfactorily complete all courses specified in the curricu-
                                                                         following requirements:
      lum of his/her choice.
                                                                              • Complete the required courses and credit hours
    • Complete the college's current program designed to fulfill
                                                                                 prescribed for any structured occupational program of at
      requirements of the 1989 Amendments to the Drug Free
                                                                                 least 96 quarter hours.
      Schools and Communities Act.
                                                                              • Earn a cumulative grade point average of not less
    • Complete a minimum of 12 quarter credit hours in gener-
                                                                                 than 2.00.
      al education courses included in each AAS program of
                                                                              • Receive approval from the graduation committee for any
      study with identified course work in each of the following
                                                                                 deviation from specific requirements.
      discipline groupings:
                                                                              • Earn the final 15 credits toward graduation at TVCC.
      • Written Communications
                                                                              • Courses used to fulfill general education requirements
      • Math/Science/Computer Science
                                                                                 may not also be used to fulfill distribution requirements or
      • Social Science/Arts and Letters
                                                                                 elective credit requirements.
    • Receive approval from the graduation committee for any
      deviation from specific requirements.
                                                                         The Associate of Science degree (Professional Technical) is offered
    • Courses used to fulfill general education requirements
                                                                         in Nursing – Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
      may not also be used to fulfill distribution requirements or
      elective credit requirements.
                                                                         Cer tificate R equir ements:
Some programs require specific general education courses. If a           A one-year Certificate is awarded for completion of a prescribed
particular course is not specified, then the student is free to choose   professional-technical program in a specific major. Generally, stu-
within these guidelines:                                                 dents must complete these requirements with an accumulative
                                                                         grade point average of at least 2.00 and a minimum of 48 credits
    • Wr iting (WR) - choose one course:                                 to qualify for the one-year certificate. Practical Nursing graduates
      Any writing course (WR) numbered 95 or above, or                   must have a "C" grade or above in each required class, not accu-
      Business Communications (BA 214).                                  mulative, and the minimum 48 credits does not apply to the LPN
                                                                         certificate. One-year certificates are offered in:
    • M ath/Science/Computer Science - choose any two                              Agriculture Business Technician
      Any Vocational Math                                                          Business – Applied Accounting
      Any Math (MATH) course numbered 60 or above                                  Business – Office Specialist
      Any Science                                                                  Corrections
      Any Computer Science                                                         Early Childhood
                                                                                   Natural Resources – Noxious Weeds
    • S ocial Science/Ar ts and Letters - choose one course:                       Natural Resources – Wildland Fire
      Any Social Science                                                           Natural Resources – Range
      Any Arts and Letters from the following:                                     Natural Resources – Forestry
      Literature                                                                   Paramedic – EMT
      Music and Its Literature                                                     Practical Nursing – (LPN)
      History of Western Art                                                       Welding Technology
      Foreign Language
      Introduction to Humanities
      Survey of Theater Arts                                             Degrees, diplomas and certificates are presented at formal com-
                                                                         mencement ceremonies held each year in June. It is the student’s
    • Courses numbered 198, 199, 298, 299 will not satisfy               responsibility to request a graduation evaluation to ensure that all
      general education requirements.                                    requirements are completed. The evaluation, as well as the appli-
                                                                         cation for graduation should be requested by February 7 of the
                                                                         year in which the certificate or degree is to be awarded.
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                                      Administration and Staff
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                                                                Young University; M.B.A., Portland State University
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                             Terry Basford - Professional Technical Division Secretary (1992)
                                                                Julie Bauer – Corrections Education Coordinator ( 1998);
        David Sullivan          Chairperson                     Certificate, ITT Tech Institute
        John Forsyth            Vice Chairperson                Rick Baumann - Athletic Director/Physical Education (1982);
        David Carlson           Director                        B.S., Idaho State University; M.S., Boise State University
        Peter Lawson            Director                        Kathy Bell – P.E. Instructor (1989); B.S., Eastern Montana
        Patricia Morinaka       Director                        College; M.S., United States Sports Academy
        Ron Pressley            Director                        Suzanne Bergam - Admissions Secretary (2001)
        Scott Wilson            Director                        Joy Bloch - Director of Counseling (1995); B.A., College of
                                                                Idaho; M.Ed., Albertson College of Idaho
                    ADMINISTRATION                              Derrick Boles – Recruitment Specialist (2002); B.S., Huron
Dr. James Sorensen - President (2000)                           Terry Bowers - Network Support Specialist (2000); Certified
B.A., M.A. Western Washington University; Ed.D., Oregon State   Cisco Instructor
University                                                      Joseph Brown - Education Diagnostician SRCI (2004); B.A.,
                                                                Northwest Nazarene University, M.Ed., College of Idaho, Ph.D.,
Randy R. Griffin - Dean of Administrative Services (1984)       Columbia Pacific University
A.S., Treasure Valley Community College; B.S., Eastern Oregon   Stacey Burzota - Student Service Center front line staff (1999)
State College                                                   Carol Buttice - Student Service Center front line staff (1999)
                                                                Brett Cobler - Construction Technology Instructor SRCI
John Michaelson - Dean of Students (2003)                       (2004); B.S. Montana State University
B.A. Point Loma University; M.Ed. Alberston College of Idaho;   Gerald Camp – Theatre/Drama Instructor (2002); B.S.,
M.A. Lewis & Clark College                                      M.A.T., Western Oregon University
                                                                Debra Cant – Adult Education (1997); A.A., Oregon Institute
                                                                of Technology; B.S., Oregon State University; B.S., Eastern
                   FACULTY AND STAFF                            Oregon State College
                                                                Joyce Coleman - Corrections Education Manager SRCI (2004);
Pamela Adams - ABSD Instructor SRCI (2003): B.A. SUNY,          B.S., Sam Houston State University, M.S.W., University of
Fenesco, M.Ed., University of Idaho                             Houston
Dawnita Anderson - Athletic Secretary (2001)                    Justin Core – Student Programs Director (2001); A.A.S.,
Kathy Anderson - Physical Plant Lead Worker (1995)              Pierce College; B.S., Eastern Washington University
Marsha Armstrong - Nursing Instructor (2003); A.S., Southern    Marion (Emma) Cornell – Off site Program Coordinator –
Oregon University, M.N., Oregon Health and Sciences             Lakeview (2002); B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of
University                                                      Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of California-Davis
Robert Armstrong - Instrumental Music (1989); B.A.,             Mona Curtis – Adult Ed/Evenstart Coordinator/Instr (2001);
University of Alaska; M.A., Washington State University         B.A., Lewis and Clark State College; M.A., University of Idaho
Don Asay - Corrections Education, SRCI (1999); B.A.,            Pedro Dabalsa - Math Instructor ( (2001); M.S., Belorussian
Brigham Young University; J.D., University of Utah              State University, USSR
Janet Asay – English Instructor (2001); A.A., Grossmont         Joyce Davis - Early Childhood Education (1999); B.A., Florida
College, B.A.., M.A., California State University               Atlantic University; M.Ed., University of Miami
Bernie Babcock - Director of Student Housing and Physical       Robert S. Davis - Sociology/Criminal Justice (1999); A.A.,
Plant (1986); A.A., Treasure Valley Community College; B.S.,    Miami-Dade Community College, B.S., Florida Atlantic
Eastern Oregon State College                                    University, M.S., Florida International University
Lauri Babcock - Test Administrator, SRCI (1999); A.A.,          Lisa Del Re - Director, Public Information and Executive
Treasure Valley Community College; B.S., Eastern Oregon         Director, TVCC Foundation (2003); B.S. New Mexico State
University; M.A., Liberty University                            University, M.S. Boise State University
Daisy Balluf - Student Service Center front line staff (1988)   JoAnn Easterly - WINGS (1996); A.A., Treasure Valley
Kent Banner - Business Instructor (2001); B.A., Brigham         Community College, B.A. Eastern Oregon University
                                               Administration and Staff
            COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                         2004-2007 CATALOG
Eric Ellis - Director of Information Support Services (1998);     JoAnn Karel - Database Support Specialist (1990)
B.A., College of Idaho; M.A., Pepperdine University               Sandi Kellog - Nursing Instructor (2004); A.D.N, B.S.N., Boise
Sue Evey - Nursing (1993); B.S., Idaho State University; M.S.,    State University
Idaho State University                                            Sheryl Kinkade – Program Coordinator (2001) A.G.S.,
Frank Eychaner - Music Instructor (2001); B.Ed., M.A.,            Treasure Valley Community College; B.S., Eastern Oregon
Central Washington University                                     University
Jay Flinders - Housing Custodian (1996)                           Budd Kolander - Computer Applications (1994); A.S. Boise
Esmeralda Flores – Evenstart Instructor/Coord. (2002); A.A.,      Junior College; B.S., Idaho State University; M.S., Idaho State
Treasure Valley Community College; B.A., Boise State              University
University                                                        Debbie Kriegh - Assistant Registrar (1988)
Bethal Feasenhiser – Adult Education/Evenstart                    Arwyn Larson - Science Instructor (2002); B.S., M.S., Oregon
Coordinator/Instructor (2001); B.S., McPherson College            State University
Roger Findley - Agriculture (1978); B.S., M.S., Oregon State      Stephanie Laubacher - Performing Arts Secretary (2001)
University                                                        Mary Lee - Adult Education Instructional Assistant (1990)
Ted Fink - Art Program Assistant (2001) B.A., Brooks Institute;   Merie Linegar - Business Office Clerk (1987)
M.S., San Jose State University                                   Jane Luther - Developmental Education (1978); B.A.,
James Fuller - Computer Applications (1998); B.S., California     University of Oregon, M.A., Boise State University
State University; M.S., West Coast University; Ed.M., Oregon      Kathy MacLean - ABSD Instructor SRCI (1999); B.A., San Jose
State University                                                  State University
Dennis Gill - English (1998); A.A., Treasure Valley Community     Phillip Mahaffey - English (1988); B.A., Hardin-Simmons
College; B.S., Western Oregon University; M.T.E., Eastern         University; M.A., Texas Tech University; M.F.A., Eastern
Oregon University                                                 Washington University
June Griffin - Program Coordinator SRCI (2004); A.S., TVCC        Maureen McDonough - Director of Nursing (1994); A.D.N.,
Marion Hall - Physical Plant HVAC Maintenance (1984)              Boise State University; B.S.N., Oregon Health Science
Sonny Hansen - Agriculture (1996); B.S., Oregon State             University; M.S., Idaho State University
University                                                        Bonnie McGeehee - Accounts Clerk, Deans’ Assistant (1989)
Brent Harrison – Sports Complex Coordinator (2002); B.S.,         Fred Negus - Natural Resources (1985); B.S., University of
College of Idaho; M.A., Boise State University                    Idaho
Bobbi Jo Harrod - Financial Aid Assistant (2001)                  Tiem Nguyen - Physical Plant Housing Maintenance (1980)
Ken Hart – Comptroller (2004); B.A., Portland State               Sandy Newman - Bookstore Manager (1974); A.A., Treasure
University, M.A., American University; CPA                        Valley Community College
Lane Hartnett - Welding (1984); A.S., Treasure Valley             Stephanie Oester – High School Recruiter (2000); B.S.,
Community College                                                 Oregon State University
Tracy Henrichsen - Security/Housing Manager (1997); A.A.S.,       Nancy Olson - Nursing Department Secretary (1987)
A.A., Treasure Valley Community College                           Alishia Osborn - Housing Secretary (2002)
Karen Hendrickson – Program Manager, Burns (2002); A.A.,          Tracy Painter - Payroll Clerk (1999)
Highline Community College; B.A., Western Washington              Connie Panike - Adult Education/Evenstart (2001); B.S.,
University; M.A., University of California                        Eastern Oregon University, M.S., Oregon State University
Elvira Herrera - Div of Extended Learning Secretary (2002)        John H. Peters - Program Coordinator, SRCI (1973); B.S.,
Sue Hewett - Registrar’s Assistant (1995)                         Oregon State University
Kim Holling - Library Clerk (1999)                                Brad Phillips - Construction Technologies Shop Supervisor –
Rocky Ingalls – Database Support Specialist (2000)                SRCI (2002)
Robert (Robin) Jackson - Art (1980); B.S., University of          Verna Pike - Intake and Placement Coordinator SRCI (1997);
Oregon; M.F.A., University of Puget Sound                         Office Occupations, TVCC
Garth Johnson - ABSD Instructor SRCI (2003); B.A., M.A.,          Joann (Jody) Porter - Developmental Education (1992); A.A.,
Brigham Young University                                          Treasure Valley Community College; B.A., Northwest Nazarene
Karla Jones - Nursing (1995); B.S.N., Southern Oregon State       College, M.Ed. Northwest Nazarene College
College, M.S.N., Idaho State University                           Ernesto Ramirez -– Outreach and Retention Advisor (2002);
Kevin Jensen – Financial Aid Director ( 2001); B.A., M.A.,        B.A., Eastern Oregon State University; M.A., Ed.D., Boise State
Northwest Nazarene University                                     University
                                        Administration and Staff
                                                                                      TREASURE VALLEY
2004-2007 CATALOG                                                                     COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Milt Reynolds - Construction Technology Assistant Shop             Clayton Tolman - Physical Plant Grounds Maintenance (2001)
Supervisor SRCI (2003); B.A., Eastern Oregon Universtiy            Shane Trimble - Physical Plant Grounds Maintenance (1998)
Richard Reynolds - Physics/Math Instructor (1997); B.S.,           Wes Tucker - Business Instructor (1999); B.S., M.B.A., Oregon
Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Michigan State                State University, Ph.D., University of Idaho
University; Ph.D., University of Maryland                          Drake Wallick - Mathematics (1988); B.S., Metropolitan State
Patricia Rhodes – Math Instructor (2000); B.A., Humboldt           College; M.A., University of Idaho
State University; M.A., University of California                   Renae Weber - Mathematics (2000); B.S., M.S., Oregon State
Gina Roper - Confidential Administrative Assistant, Foundation     University
Secretary (2000)                                                   Cynthia Webster - Evenstart Child Development Specialist
Debra Ross - Shop Technology Program Assistant                     (2002); B.S., Eastern Oregon State College
Jacqueline Saldana - Program Coordinator - Evenstart Project       Claudia Widmer - English (1980); A.A., Treasure Valley
(2000); B.A., California State University, M.A., Boise State       Community College; B.S., Oregon College of Education; M.A.,
Univrsity                                                          Lewis and Clark State College
Mary Ann Scarlett – Customer Service Center Supervisor             Marc Wilson - English Instructor (2001); A.A., Treasure Valley
(1991); A.A., Boise Junior College                                 Community College; B.S., Western Oregon University; M.A.,
Jim Schmid - ABSD Instructor SRCI (2004); B.I.S., School for       Portland State University
International Training.                                            Tara Williamson - Bookstore Clerk (1999)
Ellen Scheffield - ABSD Instructor SRCI (2003); B.S., Boise        Debbie Wilson - Student Service Center front line staff (1997)
State University                                                   Kirby Winters - Biology Instructor (2004); B.S., Idaho State
Bruce Schultz - Caldwell Center Director (2004); B.S. Carroll      University, M.S., Montana State University
College, M.Ed., Montana State University                           Russ Wright – Physical Education Instructor (2002); B.S.,
Linda Simmons - Director of Community Education (1994)             New Mexico State University; M.A., Azusa Pacific University
Debbie Skousen - Psychology (1997); A.A., Treasure Valley          Cathy Yasuda - Director of Admissions (1988); B.S., University
Community College; B.A., M.Ed., College of Idaho                   of Oregon
Tiffany Skow - Agriculture (1998); B.S., University of Missouri;
M.S., University of Idaho
Terry Slack - Corrections Education, SRCI (2000); B.A., Boise
State University
Mindy Stanford - Nursing Instructor (2003); B.S.N., Montana
State University, M.S., University of Phoenix
Mitch Stanton - Physical Plant Carpenter (1989)
JoAnn Steele - Biz Center Secretary (2001)
Judy Stephens - Special Education Instructor SRCI (2004); B.S.,
University of New York, M.A., University of California
Diane Stoaks - Physical Plant Custodian (1990)
Ken Strickland – Supervising Electrician (2001); Oregon
Electrical Supervisor, Idaho Master Electrician
Bill Strowd – Science Instructor (2001); B.S., M.S., University
of Idaho
Tim Swanson - Coach/Recruiter/Advisor (2003); B.A.,
Northwest Nazarene University, M.A., Idaho State University
Ina Syphers - Business (1990); B.S., Eastern Oregon State
College; M.S., Boise State University
Andrea Testi – Biz Center Director (2000); B.A., M.S., State
University of New York
Marie Ott Theisen - Chemistry (1995); A.S., Merced
Community College; B.A., Stanislaus State University; M.S.,
University of Nevada-Reno; Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno
Curtis Tippin - Human Resources Director (2003); B.S.,
Eastern New Mexico University, M.A., Webster University