School of Business • School of Allied Health • School of Wellness
School of Information Technology • School of Cosmetology
Table of Contents Index JULY 2009
CAREER TRACKS 2009-2010 Key Dates…… ..................... Inside Back Cover Holidays & Breaks.................................. Inside Back Cover
Pages 4-5 Academic Advisement .....................................................32 Homework and Practice ...................................................41
Academic Timeframe .......................................................41 Hours of Operation and Start Dates ................................38
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Academic Probation / Warning ........................................43 Incompletes ......................................................................39
Page 16 Accreditation / Approvals ...................................................6 Independent Study Courses ............................................41
Admissions Requirements ...............................................31 Institutional Philosophy ......................................................2
Advanced Massage Therapist .........................................11 Late Payment Fee............................................................39
PROGRAMS Agreement Term ..............................................................42 Leave of Absence ............................................................40
Pages 7 - 19 Allied Health Track .............................................................4 Library / Resource Center ................................................32
Anti-Hazing Policy ............................................................37 Licensure............................................................................6
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Application Procedures for International Students...........31 Lower Level Elective Courses .........................................21
Page 22 - 30 Applying For Financial Assistance ...................................34 Lower Level General Education.......................................21
Auditing of Classes ..........................................................32 Management Information Systems ..................................15
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Business Administration Associate Degree .....................18 Massage Therapist ..........................................................11
Business Administration Bachelor Degree.......................19 Maximum Time Frame .....................................................42
Campus Security Report ..................................................41 Medical Assistant Technician.............................................8
Career Fairs .....................................................................33 Medical Coding & Billing Specialist....................................8
STUDENT SERVICES Career Services Assistance .............................................33 Medical Office Administrator ..............................................9
Page 32 Career Tracks ....................................................................4 Memberships / Academic Partners ....................................6
Catalog Photography .......................................................38 Microsoft Campus Agreement .........................................32
CAREER SERVICES ASSISTANCE Catalog Revisions ............................................................38 Mission Statement .............................................................6
Page 33 Changes in Program ........................................................39 Office System Technologist .............................................18
Clinical Skin Care.............................................................11 On-Campus Recruiting ....................................................33
Code of Conduct ..............................................................37 Patient Care Technician.....................................................8
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Computer Network Engineer............................................15 Professional Sales & Customer Service Associate
Page 34 - 36 Computer Network Technician.........................................14 Degree .............................................................................19
Computer Repair Technician ...........................................14 Professional Sales & Customer Service Diploma ............18
GENERAL INFORMATION Cosmetology ....................................................................12 Professional Computer Certifications...............................16
Page 37 - 38 Cosmetology Diploma Program Participation Policy .......40 Re-Entry/Re-Admission....................................................40
Cosmetology Program Refund Policy ..............................42 Refund Policy ...................................................................42
ACADEMIC INFORMATION Course Descriptions .........................................................22 Standards of Satisfactory Progress .................................41
Course Numbering System ..............................................20 Statement of Legal Control & Board of Statement
Page 39 - 43
Course Substitution/Repetition ........................................39 Legal Control......................................................................6
Credit by Examination ......................................................41 Student Aid Deadlines & Verification Consequences ......36
ADMINISTRATION/STAFF Disclosure Statement .......................................................38 Student Complaints and Grievance Procedure ...............37
Addendum* Drop / Add Courses .........................................................39 Student Progress-Grading System ..................................41
Education Resources ......................................................32 Student Right-To-Know Disclosure ..................................38
FULL-TIME FACULTY Equal Opportunity Statement ...........................................37 Student Status .................................................................41
Addendum* Externship Policies...........................................................43 Subsidized Federal Student Loans ..................................35
Facilities .............................................................................6 Supply Fee .......................................................................32
Family Educational Rights ...............................................38 Tardiness Policy...............................................................40
2009 - 2010 KEY DATES FCC Executive Director Scholarship................................35 Trade / Service Mark Disclaimer......................................38
Inside Back Cover FCC Title IV Code of Conduct .........................................37 Transcript Policy ..............................................................40
Federal Pell Grant ............................................................35 Transfer of Course Credits ..............................................40
Federal SEOG .................................................................35 Tuition and Fees ..............................................................42
Federal Student Plus Loans ............................................35 Tutoring ............................................................................32
Federal Work Study Programs ........................................35 Unsubsidized Federal Student Loans ..............................35
Financial Aid Information .................................................34 Veterans Administration Benefits .....................................35
General Education Courses .............................................20 Web Site Administrator ....................................................15
General Eligibility Requirements ......................................34 Web Site Designer ...........................................................14
Graduation Requirements ................................................41 Why Florida Career College Stands Out ...........................3
Health Information Management........................................9 Withdrawal .......................................................................39
Health Insurance Billing and Coding................................12 Workshops .......................................................................33
*Please refer to the catalog addendum located at www.careercollege.edu for a list of Administration/Staff and Full-time Faculty Members.
The College That Cares®
Mission Institutional Philosophy: At Florida Career College, we firmly believe that
good training is the primary factor in achieving personal success.
Statement The Florida Career College philosophy is based on four concepts:
Florida Career College’s mission is to successfully prepare our
graduates for new career opportunities. Our objectives are to: • Post-secondary education must be
responsive to the needs of the industry
into which graduates wish to enter.
• Offer graduates viable career options by providing
quality educational programs based on employer-driven
• All students should be treated as
individuals and encouraged to develop
to their highest potential.
• Create a positive learning environment that recognizes
individuality and enables students to meet their unique • Our college has an obligation to provide a
educational goals. well-rounded education that will enhance
the graduate’s professional career.
• Generate excitement and foster the desire to learn through
diverse teaching methods. • Each student shares the responsibility for
his/her own success by participating in
learning activities and professional growth
• Maintain a qualified, caring faculty and staff dedicated to the
opportunities provided by the college.
personal and professional development of each student.
• Remain at the forefront of education by supporting
continuing education and training for graduates, faculty, and
• Instill a quality philosophy in students, staff, and faculty to
continually exceed expectations.
• Prepare and encourage students to pursue life-long
Why Florida Career medical labs, clinics and office space. We invest in practical, real-world
Over 26 Years of equipment, software, and up-to-date training facilities to give students
College? the advantage of “hands-on” training.
Graduate Success... experienced inSTrucTional STaff
Here are a few of the reasons... Our instructors are required to have current field experience and
Florida Career College has been training before joining Florida Career College. They share professional
training students for careers in South We Specialize in career Training
insights with our students that might otherwise take years to learn. Our
instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new
Florida since 1982. Florida Career College has specialized in career training since 1982.
technology, topics, and issues and they share this knowledge with
Our programs are designed for individuals who want to succeed in new
careers. our students. We encourage instructors to maintain any professional
Find out why we are certifications available in their fields of expertise.
The College That learn WhaT You WanT
Whether you need a specific class to learn a new skill or you want to TuToring for STudenTS
Need help? At Florida Career College all you need to do is ask! We will
Cares® earn a degree and begin a new career, Florida Career College can
help you do it. We offer beginning to advanced training in many areas gladly go over any material that you may not fully understand. See the
such as computer repair, medical assisting, medical coding and billing, Director of Education to make tutoring arrangements as needed.
cosmetology, clinical skin care, patient care technician, professional
career ServiceS aSSiSTance
sales and customer service and massage therapy.
Florida Career College places great emphasis on assisting graduates
with obtaining employment in their fields of study. A process of
If you want to obtain a professional computer certification, you continuing placement assistance is available to graduates.
can usually take your exam at Florida Career College. We are an
“Authorized Testing Center” for many professional certifications.
flexible programS and TimeS
Florida Career College programs allow you to explore the many careers
and opportunities available in the industry while you study. For your
convenience, all of our programs are offered during the day and evening
hours. A limited schedule is offered on Saturdays. This makes it easy to
fit your training into any life-style schedule.
Florida Career College continually maintains and develops programs
and courses according to industry needs. The College identifies the
skills needed for today’s job market by working closely with industry
experts, professional associations, and employers. This process ensures
that our students graduate with the qualifications necessary to succeed
in their chosen careers.
inveSTmenT in faciliTieS & equipmenT
Florida Career College, with locations in Miami, Pembroke Pines,
West Palm Beach, Hialeah, Lauderdale Lakes, Brandon, Clearwater*
and Jacksonville, Florida, offers well-equipped classrooms, computer,
*Clearwater campus is covered by a separate catalog. 3
You can begin with a Diploma program, then move on to an Associate’s Degree or even a Bachelor’s.
School of information Technology School of business
Website computer repair computer network office System
Sales & customer
designer Technician Technician Technologist
12 Months 9 Months 15 Months 9 Months 9 Months
51 Credits 37 Credits 61 Credits 37 Credits 41 Credits
Website computer network business
Sales & customer
administrator engineer administration
24 Months 24 Months 21 Months 20 Months
94 Credits 94 Credits 90 Credits 90 Credits
45 Months 45 Months 45 Months
180 Credits 180 Credits 180 Credits
School of allied health School of Wellness School of cosmetology
medical assistant medical coding & patient care clinical massage
Technician billing Specialist Technician Skin care Therapist
11 Months 11 Months 7.5 Months 8 Months 11 Months
1200 Clock Hours
42 Credits 42 Credits 31 Credits 30 Credits 43 Credits 60 Credits
24 Months 21 Months
97 Credits 92 Credits
We train for the following certifications*:
Web Site Designer
Office System Technologist Computer Network Engineer
health Website Administrator
information Computer Network Technician Computer Network Engineer
management Website Administrator Computer Network Technician
Computer Network Engineer
Computer Repair Technician
45 Months Computer Network Engineer
Computer Network Technician
180 Credits Website Administrator Computer Network Technician
Computer Network Engineer
*Please refer page 16 for more information regarding the certifications we train for. 5
Education: a key to
STaTemenT of legal conTrol & board of direcTorS The Brandon campus is located at 2662 South Falkenburg Road,
Florida Career College is owned and controlled by Education Training Riverview, Florida. The 28,000 square-foot facility is conveniently
Corporation, a Florida Corporation. The officers of the corporation are, located off of the Crosstown Expressway, and Interstates 4 & 75.
Success Pedro DeGuzman, President / Chief Executive Officer, and Jeffrey
Pierne, Chief Financial Officer. The corporate offices are located at 3383 The Jacksonville campus is located at 6600-10 Youngerman Circle,
N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319, and (954) 535-8688. Jacksonville, Florida. The 32,924 square-foot facility is conveniently
We will help you achieve your faciliTieS
located off of I-295 with ample parking.
academic goals... Florida Career College offers large, comfortable classrooms, computer The Clearwater* campus is located at 410 Park Place Boulevard,
labs, massage clinics, medical labs, and a resource center. The Clearwater, Florida. The 20,000 square-foot facility is conveniently
resource center provides students and faculty with reference materials, located across from the Clearwater Mall on the north side of Route 60
including books, videos and periodicals to supplement textbooks and (Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.) between U.S. 19 and McMullen Booth Road.
Commission for Independent Education
lectures. Each campus houses offices for student services, financial aid,
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
and career assistance services. hiSTorY
Telephone: (888) 224-6684
Founded as Florida Programming and Educational Center, Inc., the
Miami, Florida: License Number 1792
Florida Career College owns and operates eight campuses in Florida. College’s first classes began in September 1982 in Miami, Florida.
Pembroke Pines, Florida: License Number 2185
The main campuses are located in Miami, Pembroke Pines, and West In 1990, the School started using the name Florida Computer and
West Palm Beach, Florida: License Number 2682
Palm Beach, with four branches located in Hialeah, Lauderdale Lakes, Business School. Through the years, the school has grown and
Hialeah, Florida: License Number 1792
Brandon, and Jacksonville. Additionally, Florida Career College owns expanded with additional courses and programs to match student skills
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida: License Number 2185
and operates an affiliated campus in Clearwater, Florida. All campuses with the needs of the computer industry and other business sectors.
Brandon, Florida : License Number 2682
are conveniently located near expressways, shopping malls, and
Jacksonville, Florida: License Number 2185
restaurants. In 1999, the School became a Microsoft IT Academy. The School
opened its second campus in January 2000, in Pembroke Pines,
accrediTaTion / approvalS
The Miami campus is located at 1321 SW 107th Avenue, Suite 201B, Florida. The West Palm Beach Campus opened and started classes
Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and
Miami, Florida. The 28,000-square-foot facility is conveniently located September 2002 and Hialeah Campus opened in September 2003.
Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, Associate of Science, and
across the street from Florida International University (F.I.U.) South The next campus, in Lauderdale Lakes, was opened in August 2005.
Bachelor of Science degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent
Campus. The Brandon and Clearwater campuses were acquired in 2006 and
Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally-recognized accrediting
Jacksonville was opened in 2008. The College was awarded collegiate
agency by the United States Department of Education.
The Pembroke Pines campus is located at 7891 Pines Boulevard, status by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. The
Pembroke Pines, Florida. The 45,000-square-foot facility is conveniently Commission for Independent Education also approved the College’s
Florida Career College is approved for veterans training by the Bureau
located at the intersection of Pines Boulevard and University Drive. curriculum for Allied Health Medical Programs.
of State Approving for Veterans Training, Florida Department of
The West Palm Beach campus is located at 6058 Okeechobee
Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida. The 48,000-square-foot facility is
Florida Career College is authorized under Federal law to enroll
conveniently located off the Florida Turnpike at the Okeechobee Blvd.
nonimmigrant alien students.
Exit, across from the Turnpike entrance.
memberShipS / academic parTnerS
The Hialeah campus is located at 3750 West 18th Avenue, Hialeah,
• American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA)
Florida. The 28,000-square-foot facility is conveniently located off the
• Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC)
Palmetto Expressway and I-75.
• National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The Lauderdale Lakes campus is located at 3383 N State
• Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. The 50,000-square-foot facility is
• Microsoft IT Academy Program
conveniently located on the corner of N State Road 7 and West Oakland
6 *Clearwater campus is covered by a separate catalog.
School of Allied heAlth
school of allied health
School of Allied heAlth
Patient Care Technician Medical Assistant Technician Medical Coding & Billing
Diploma Program Diploma Program Specialist
The mission of the Patient Care Technician diploma program is to Medical assistants work directly with doctors, nurses, and patients Diploma Program
prepare students with the necessary foundations to apply patient in many heath care settings, including medical offices, clinics, labs,
care skills and principles in the industry and to meet the demands X-ray facilities, hospitals, and insurance companies. This program Many healthcare facilities need qualified medical coding and billing
of today’s health care world. Students are provided with a course prepares graduates for entry-level employment as medical assistant specialists to accurately bill patients for treatments. This program
of study that allows them to have knowledge of patient care. Some technicians. prepares students for entry-level employment as medical coding and
career opportunities students will be prepared for include: patient care billing specialists in hospitals, clinics, physician practice groups, surgery
in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and retirement Program Objectives centers, long-term facilities, and home health care agencies.
communities. Students are introduced to medical terminology, anatomy, human
diseases, pharmacology, basic medical office procedures and clinical Program Objectives
Program Objectives medical assisting skills. Students are prepared for the front office The objective of this program is to have a working knowledge of medical
The objective of this program is to provide students with a background procedures such as handling patient accounts and records, word terminology, anatomy, human diseases, and basic medical coding and
that allows them to become well equipped in the patient care technician processing, and scheduling of patients.Students are exposed to back billing skills. The program includes courses in medical documentation,
profession. This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, office procedures such as taking vital signs, preparing patients for and assigning and sequencing diagnostic and procedural codes using
and ability to assist patients in a variety of individual circumstances. medical procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and universally recognized coding systems.
The objective of this program is compatible with the overall mission of treatments, and performing selected diagnostic tests as directed by the
the institution and educational needs of its students. With the focus physician. The medical assistant technician is also taught basic medical Courses Credits
on patient care skills and life-long learning, graduates of this diploma laboratory and X-ray procedures.
MS1110 Human Disease & Pathology 3
program will be positioned to have the skills and dispositions needed to
MC1150 Coding Systems 3
effectively meet workplace demands. Courses Credits
MT1100 Medical Front Office Procedures 3
MS1110 Human Disease & Pathology 3 MT1000 Basic English for the Healthcare Professional 3
Courses Credits MS1115 Pharmacology & Drug Administration 3 MT1145 Anatomy and Physiology Terminology 3
PCT100 Health Core Science with HIV/AIDS 4 MT1100 Medical Front Office Procedures 3 CP1100 Computer Applications 3
PCT120 Articulated Nursing Assistant 3 CP1100 Computer Applications 3 MC1105 Medical Data Entry 3
PCT130 Advanced Home Health Aide with CPR Training 3 MT1000 Basic English for the Healthcare Professional 3 MC1112 Diagnostic Coding 3
PCT140 Patient Care Assistant 3 MT1115 Medical Back Office Procedures 3 MC1122 Procedural Coding 3
PCT150 Phlebotomy and Hematology 3 MT1125 Surgical and Clinical Procedures 3 MC1126 Outpatient Coding 3
PCT160 Respiratory Therapy Aide 3 MT1130 Phlebotomy & Hematology 3 MC1115 Advanced Procedural and Diagnostic Coding II 3
PCT170 Radiology Aide 3 MT1145 Anatomy and Physiology Terminology 3 MC1135 Billing & Collections 3
PCT180 Geriatric Skills 3 MT1150 Electrocardiography 3 MC1140 Insurance & Claim Processing 3
PCT200 Occupational Therapy Aide 4 MT1155 Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice 3 MC1155 Coding Certification Review 3
PCT250 Patient Care Technician/Externship 2 MT1170 Medical Assistant Certification Review 3
MT1175 Medical Assistant Technician Externship 6 11 Months – 42 Credits
7.5 Months - 31 Credits
11 Months – 42 Credits
8 General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program.
Medical Office Administrator Health Information
Associate of Science Degree Management
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for entry-level Bachelor of Science Degree
employment as a Medical Office Administrator in medical offices, clinics,
and hospitals. This degree program is designed to prepare students with healthcare
managerial skills in the health services administration field. Students are
Program Objectives provided with a course of study that allows them to have knowledge of
The program encompasses a comprehensive understanding of Medical clinical skills, billing & coding along with healthcare administration.
Assisting and Medical Coding & Billing. Students are prepared for front
office procedures such as handling patient accounts and records, billing Program Objectives
and collections as well as scheduling of patients. The student will also The objective of this program is to provide students with managerial
be taught back office procedures such as taking patient histories and background in the allied health sector that will allow them to become
vital signs, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician well equipped for a career in healthcare management.
with examinations and treatments, and performing selected diagnostic
tests as directed by the physician. The student will also learn basic Courses Credits
medical laboratory and X-ray procedures. MS1110 Human Disease & Pathology 3
MC1150 Coding Systems 3
Courses Credits MT1100 Medical Front Office Procedures 3
MT1000 Basic English for the Healthcare Professional 3
MS1110 Human Disease & Pathology 3 BUS100 Professional Development 3
MC1150 Coding Systems 3 CP1100 Computer Applications 3
MC1105 Medical Data Entry 3
MT1100 Medical Front Office Procedures 3 MC1112 Diagnostic Coding 3
MT1000 Basic English for the Healthcare Professional 3 MC1122 Procedural Coding 3
BUS100 Professional Development 3 MC1126 Outpatient Coding 3
CP1100 Computer Applications 3 MC1115 Advanced Procedural and Diagnostic Coding II 3
MC1135 Billing & Collections 3
MC1105 Medical Data Entry 3 MC1140 Insurance & Claims Processing 3
MC1112 Diagnostic Coding 3 MC1155 Coding Certification Review 3
MC1122 Procedural Coding 3 MS1115 Pharmacology & Drug Administration 3
MT1115 Medical Back Office Procedures 3
MC1126 Outpatient Coding 3 MT1125 Surgical And Clinical Procedures 3
MC1115 Advanced Procedural and Diagnostic Coding II 3 MT1130 Phlebotomy & Hematology 3
MC1135 Billing & Collections 3 MT1145 Anatomy and Physiology Terminology 3
MT1150 Electrocardiography 3
MC1140 Insurance & Claim Processing 3 MT1155 Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice 3
MC1155 Coding Certification Review 3 MT1170 Medical Assistant Certification Review 3
MS1115 Pharmacology & Drug Administration 3 MT1175 Medical Assistant Technician Externship 6
MT1115 Medical Back Office Procedures 3 HIM300 Introduction to Health Care Information Systems 4
HIM330 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare 4
MT1125 Surgical And Clinical Procedures 3 HIM400 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management 4
MT1130 Phlebotomy & Hematology 3 HIM430 Utilization, Risk and Compliance Management 4
MT1145 Anatomy and Physiology Terminology 3 BUS317 Public Relations 4
BUS365 Human Resource Management 4
MT1150 Electrocardiography 3 BUS475 Capstone Project 5
MT1155 Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice 3 MAN204 Principles of Management 4
MT1170 Medical Assistant Certification Review 3 MAN415 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship 4
MT1175 Medical Assistant Technician Externship 6 MAN430 International Business Management 4
ENG302 Report Writing & Research Methods* 5
SPE201 Speech/Presentation Techniques* 4 POL325 US & Global Politics* 5
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology* 6 MAT320 Statistics* 5
ENG202 English Composition I* 5 PSY400 Social Psychology* 5
ECO410 Economics* 5
MAN201 Ethics* 5 HUM435 World Culture and Environmental Issues* 5
MAT112 Finite Math* 5
Lower Level General Education Course 24
24 Months - 97 Credits Upper Level Electives Courses 12
45 Months – 180 Credits
General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program. 9
School of wellneSS
school of wellness
School of wellneSS
Clinical Skin Care Massage Therapist Advanced Massage Therapist
Diploma Program Diploma Program Associate of Science Degree
The mission of the Clinical Skin Care Program is to provide Therapeutic massage is a rapidly-growing area within the natural Therapeutic massage is a rapidly-growing area within the allied health
comprehensive training and practice in skin care treatment that prepares healthcare profession. The Massage Therapist may choose to work in care profession. The Massage Therapist may choose to work in spas,
students to enter the workforce as a skin care practitioner. spas, physicians’ offices, chiropractic centers, and many other physicians’ offices, chiropractic centers, and many other facilities.The
facilities. Students are exposed to elements of anatomy and physiology, program encompasses anatomy and physiology, massage techniques,
Program Objectives massage techniques, modalities, pathology, joint movement, and exercise physiology, joint movement, and much more. Applicants for
To develop a wide range of skills in providing skin care treatments much more. Applicants for admission must complete a pre-enrollment admission must complete a pre-enrollment assessment to demonstrate
through instruction and practice. Students are prepared for work in assessment to demonstrate an understanding of the requirements an understanding of the requirements for licensure to practice.
medical, salon or spa environments. for licensure to practice. Graduates are eligible to take the national Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination and
certification examination and to apply for licensure to practice massage to apply for licensure to practice massage therapy as required by the
Courses Credits therapy as required by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy. Florida Board of Massage Therapy.
MED102 Anatomy & Physiology for Skin Care Professionals 3
SPA120 Introduction to Skin Care 3 Program Objectives Program Objectives
CLC101 Clinic I Skin Analysis♦ 3 Students are prepared with a working knowledge in the theory and To prepare graduates for entry-level positions and advancement in
SPA130 Physiology, Histology & Waxing 3 practice of massage, including spa therapy, Swedish massage, massage therapy. Students are prepared with a working knowledge of
CLC102 Clinic II Skin Types Using Hydrotherapy♦ 3 hydrotherapy, and Asian bodywork. Students learn CPR, health and theory and practice of massage, including sports massage, Swedish
SPA140 Salon & Spa Business 3 safety practices, human relations skills, the legal and ethical aspects of massage, Hydrotherapy, Oriental modalities, and Western modalities.
CLC103 Clinic III Applications Using Special Treatments♦ 3 massage. Students learn CPR, health and safety practices, human relations skills,
SPA150 Clinical Skin Care 3 the legal and ethical aspects of massage.
CLC104 Clinic IV Skin Care Techniques♦ 3 Courses Credits
SPA160 Advanced Skin Care 3 MTT102 Massage Theory 4 Courses Credits
MTT104 Massage Requirements 3 MTT102 Massage Theory 4
8 Months - 30 Credits
MTT106 Anatomy & Physiology Essentials 3 MTT104 Massage Requirements 3
MTT108 Massage Techniques 3 MTT106 Anatomy & Physiology Essentials 3
MTT109 Anatomy & Physiology Primary Systems 3 MTT108 Massage Techniques 3
MTT116 Massage Practice/Hydrotherapy 3 MTT109 Anatomy & Physiology Primary Systems 3
MTT118 Anatomy & Physiology Secondary Systems 3 MTT116 Massage Practice/Hydrotherapy 3
MTT122 Western Modalities 3 MTT118 Anatomy & Physiology Secondary Systems 3
MTT124 Pathology 3 MTT122 Western Modalities 3
MTT126 Oriental Modalities 3 MTT124 Pathology 3
MTT153 Massage Clinical 3 MTT126 Oriental Modalities 3
MTT154 Massage Clinical Practice 3 MTT153 Massage Clinical 3
MTT202 National Certification Review 6 MTT154 Massage Clinical Practice 3
MTT202 National Certification Review 6
11 Months – 43 Credits
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology* 6
NOTE: In case of Massage Therapist and Advanced Massage Therapist programs, MTT200 Deep Tissue Lower Body 3
graduates with felony convictions may not be eligible to take the national MTT204 Deep Tissue Upper Body Extremities 3
certification examination or licensure. ENG202 English Composition I* 5
MTT211 Deep Tissue Torso 3
MTT220 Sports Massage 3
MTT224 Massage Research 3
MTT230 Massage Billing 3
MAT112 Finite Math* 5
MTT240 Kinesiology/Myology 3
MAN201 Ethics* 5
MTT250 Business Principles 3
SPE201 Speech/Presentation Techniques* 4
21 Months - 92 Credits
General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program. 11
School of coSmetology
The mission of the Cosmetology Program is to provide comprehensive
training and practice in all areas of the industry so as to equip students
with the necessary skills to enter the workforce as professional
school of cosmetology
Florida Career College’s experienced faculty uses modern equipment
and professional grade supplies to fully prepare you for a successful
career in the Cosmetology industry. Our schools have curriculum
specific classrooms and our practical training areas were designed
to replicate a daily real-world work environment. This program will
develop students’ technical skills as well as offer personal professional
development. Cosmetologists offer a wide range of beauty services,
such as shampooing, haircutting, coloring, chemical reconstruction,
styling of hair, add hair extensions, as well as the cleaning and styling
of wigs. In addition, cosmetologists will be trained to give manicures,
School of coSmetology
pedicures, artificial nails, facials, facial make-up and waxing.
COS100 Professionalism 3
COS101 Shampooing, Rinsing & Conditioning 3
COS102 Sanitation and Sterilization 3
COS103 Hair Coloring 4
COS104 Hairstyling: Arranging Basics 6
COS105 Chemical Restructuring 4
COS106 Hair Shaping 6
COS107 Chemistry 3
COS108 Skin Care 6
COS109 Nail Care 7
COS110 Career Placement 4
COS111 Anatomy 4
COS112 Hairstyling: Advanced 4
COS113 State Board Review 3
11 Months - 1200 CloCk hours - 60 Credits
12 General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program.
School of information technology
school of information technology
School of information technology
Website Designer Computer Repair Technician Computer Network Technician
Diploma Program Diploma Program Diploma Program
Learn the skills to design and publish web sites for businesses. Courses Students will have exposure to analyzing system requirements, This “hands-on” program includes the servicing of computers, peripheral
cover topics such as web design software, web languages, database maintaining and troubleshooting network systems. This program equipment and basic network systems. Learn every phase of the
integration and graphics. includes the servicing of computer and peripheral equipment. Students process, from analyzing system requirements to setting up, maintaining
will practice techniques to assemble computers, analyze and repair and troubleshooting computer network systems for today’s busy offices.
Program Objectives malfunctions, and gain “hands-on” experience with modern equipment.
To prepare graduates for entry-level positions and advancement in Program Objectives
the field of web site design and programming. Students learn the Program Objectives To prepare students for the fundamentals of computers, widely-
fundamentals of computers, web design software, and web languages. To prepare graduates for entry-level employment as service technicians used application softwares, and computer repair and maintenance.
The program includes courses in graphics and animation to enhance able to assemble, repair, and maintain computer systems. This program In addition, students are taught how to administer, troubleshoot,
student’s design skills. includes course work in both the hardware and software environments. and support network systems. Course work includes installation,
Students will use modern equipment and lab facilities to gain “hands-on” configuration, design and implementation.
Courses Credits knowledge necessary for today’s competitive job market.
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology 6 Courses Credits
CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3 Courses Credits CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology 6
CAP214 Java Script Programming 3 CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology 6 CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3
CIS209 Adobe InDesign 3 CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3 CDA217 Administering Windows Directory Services Infrastructure♦ 3
SPE201 Speech/Presentation Techniques 4 CDA210 Administering Windows XP Professional♦ 3 CIS104 Spreadsheet- Microsoft Excel 3
CIS205 Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop 3 CIS104 Spreadsheet- Microsoft Excel 3 CIS202 Implementing & Supporting Windows 3
CAP250 Web-site Development FLASH II 3 CIS202 Implementing & Supporting Windows 3 CET101 Computer Assembly 3
CIS112 Word Processing: Microsoft Word 3 CET101 Computer Assembly 3 CET103 Computer Support & Maintenance 3
CAP230 Web-site Development: Dreamweaver II 3 CET103 Computer Support & Maintenance 3 CET201 Software Analysis & Diagnostics 3
CAP212 HTML Programming 3 CET201 Software Analysis & Diagnostics 3 CIS204 Introduction to UNIX/LINUX 3
CAP101 Database I: Microsoft Access 3 CIS204 Introduction to UNIX/LINUX 3 CET207 Small Office Implementation & Connectivity 3
CAP201 Database II: Microsoft Access 3 CET207 Small Office Implementation & Connectivity 3 CET212 A+ Certification Preparation 3
CAP220 Web Site Design: Dreamweaver I 3 CET212 A+ Certification Preparation 3 CDA212 Remote and Wireless Networking 3
CAP240 Web Site Animation: Flash I 3 SPE201 Speech/Presentations Techniques 4
9 Months – 37 Credits
ENG202 English Composition 5 CDA210 Administering Windows XP Professional♦ 3
CDA215 Administering Windows Server♦ 3
12 Months - 51 Credits
CDA216 Administering Windows Infrastructure♦ 3
CDA 218 Managing a Microsoft Server Environment♦ 3
CDA200 Cisco Networking Essentials♦ 3
CDA299 Managing Security in a Network Environment♦ 3
15 Months – 61 Credits
14 General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program.
Website Administrator Computer Network Engineer Management Information
Associate of Science Degree Associate of Science Degree Systems
Becoming a “web professional” requires a broad range of skills and The fast-paced business world depends on efficiency. Networking Bachelor of Science Degree
knowledge to build and manage an organization’s web site, whether specialists earn great salaries connecting business computers
Internet or Intranet. Our courses cover topics such as web designing, together to make efficient systems. Students will be prepared to repair This degree program prepares students with the core management
graphics, web marketing, e-commerce, web programming, database computers, troubleshoot networks, analyze, design, and implement and information systems courses necessary to lead successful careers
design, and network support. upgrades on popular network operating systems. in both technical and management areas. With the combined required
general education courses and advanced technical courses including
Program Objectives Program Objectives computer forensics, database management systems, and core
Students are first introduced to the fundamentals of computers, To prepare graduates for successful entry and advancement in the field management skills, students are exposed to the knowledge needed to
operating systems, and application software. Several web design of network computing and systems integration. Students are prepared impact their chosen careers.
products and languages are introduced, allowing students to design to define, analyze and find system resolutions along with making
powerful and effective web sites. Students are prepared to deal with the enhancements to network operating systems. Program Objectives
challenges of networking environments that allow web servers to run. Graduates of this degree program will be taught the combined skills
Courses Credits of management and information technology. This program will provide
Courses Credits CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology* 6 students with insight to demands of the business and information
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology* 6 CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3 systems world through ecommerce, security and analysis.
CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3 CDA227 Microsoft SQL Administration 3
CDA216 Administering Windows Server Infrastructure♦ 3 CIS104 Spreadsheet- Microsoft Excel 3 Courses Credits
CIS209 Adobe InDesign 3 CIS202 Implementing & Supporting Windows 3 MIS327 Database Management Systems 4
SPE201 Speech/Presentation Techniques* 4 CET101 Computer Assembly 3 MIS343 Systems Analysis & Design 4
CIS205 Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop 3 CET103 Computer Support & Maintenance 3 MIS310 Ecommerce 4
CAP250 Web-site Development FLASH II 3 CET201 Software Analysis & Diagnostics 3 MIS435 Management Support Systems 4
CIS112 Word Processing: Microsoft Word 3 CIS204 Introduction to UNIX/LINUX 3 MIS440 Information Systems Security 4
CAP230 Web-site Development: Dreamweaver II 3 CET207 Small Office Implementation & Connectivity 3 MIS455 Computer Forensics 4
CAP212 HTML Programming 3 CET212 A+ Certification Preparation 3 BUS475 Capstone Project 5
CAP101 Database I: Microsoft Access 3 CDA212 Remote and Wireless Networking 3 MAN204 Principles of Management 4
CAP201 Database II: Microsoft Access 3 SPE201 Speech/Presentations Techniques* 4 MAN415 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship 4
CAP220 Web Site Design: Dreamweaver I 3 CDA210 Administering Windows XP Professional 3 MAN430 International Business Management 4
CAP240 Web Site Animation: Flash I 3 CDA215 Administering Windows Server 3 ENG302 Report Writing & Research Methods* 5
MAN201 Ethics* 5 CDA216 Administering Windows Infrastructure 3 POL325 US & Global Politics* 5
CET207 Small Office Implementation & Connectivity 3 CDA200 Cisco Networking Essentials 3 PSY400 Social Psychology* 5
MAT112 Finite Math* 5 CDA 299 Managing Security in a Network Environment 3 ECO410 Economics* 5
CDA210 Administering Windows XP Professional♦ 3 CAP101 Database I: Microsoft Access 3 HUM435 World Culture and Environmental Issues* 5
CDA215 Administering Windows Server♦ 3 CDA217 Admin. Win Directory. Serv. Infrastructure 3
CDA221 Designing Security for Windows♦ 3 MAT112 Finite Math* 5 Lower Level General Education Courses 25
CIS204 Introduction to UNIX/LINUX 3 CDA221 Designing Security for Windows 3 Lower Level Elective Courses 60
CDA212 Remote and Wireless Networking 3 MAN201 Ethics* 5 Upper Level Elective Courses 24
CDA228 Managing a Webserver 3 CDA203 Cisco Routing Technologies 3 45 Months – 180 Credits
CDA 218 Managing a Windows Server Environment♦ 3 ENG202 English Composition I* 5
ENG202 English Composition* 5 CDA205 Cisco WAN Administration 3
CDA 299 Managing Security in a Network Environment♦ 3 CDA281 Exchange Server 3
CDA227 Microsoft SQL Administration 3
24 Months - 94 Credits
24 Months - 94 Credits
General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program. 15
Professional comPuter certifications*
The microsoft certified professional (mcp)
credential is for professionals who have the skills to successfully
implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business
solution in an organization. Candidates are required to pass one
current Microsoft certification exam.
microsoft certified Systems administrator
(mcSa) administers network systems environments based on
the Microsoft Windows platforms.
microsoft certified Systems engineer
(mcSe) designs and implements an infrastructure solution
based on the Windows platform and Microsoft Servers software.
cisco certified network associate (ccna)
is the first step in the Cisco Career certification. This certification
indicates a foundation in and knowledge of networking. CCNA
certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN,
WAN, and dial access services for small networks.
compTia a+ certification is an industry credential that
validates the knowledge of computer service technicians. Major
hardware and software vendors, distributors, and resellers accept
CompTIA A+ as the standard in foundation-level, vendor-neutral
certification for service technicians.
compTia network+ certification validates the
knowledge of networking professionals with experience in network
support or administration or adequate academic training.
compTia i-net+ certification validates the knowledge
of technical and non-technical professionals with experience
in Internet, Intranet, Extranet, and e-commerce technologies,
independent of specific Internet-related career roles.
We train for the following certifications:
compTia linux+ certification validates the knowledge
of professionals with Linux experience and technical knowledge Web Site Designer
in basic installation, operation, and troubleshooting for Linux Office System Technologist Computer Network Engineer
operating systems. This certification also provides a pathway to a Website Administrator
variety of fulfilling and challenging Linux-related careers. Computer Network Technician Computer Network Engineer
Website Administrator Computer Network Technician
*FCC does not offer all courses in the specific subject matter for the Computer Network Engineer
professional credentials listed above and does not guarantee qualification Computer Repair Technician
for any certification or passage of any certification exam. Students may Computer Network Technician Computer Network Engineer
on their own elect to prepare to obtain one or more of these professional Website Administrator Computer Network Technician
Computer Network Engineer
School of buSineSS
school of business
School of buSineSS
Office System Technologist Professional Sales and Professional Sales and
Diploma Program Customer Service Customer Service
Students are introduced to computers and industry business software Diploma Program Associate of Science Degree
such as Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and
Internet Explorer. The coursework teaches students to apply practical sales techniques This program provides students with the knowledge, skills and
and customer service skills necessary to enter the sales field. practical sales techniques, necessary to succeed in a range of
Program Objectives Graduates of the Professional Sales and Customer Service diploma professional situations that include the ability to act as intermediary
Students are prepared on the fundamentals of computers and program will be trained for entry level positions to effectively meet between customers and suppliers, and to comprehend the complex
widely-used software for today’s automated business environments. workplace demands. interrelationships between the salesperson and the other components
Instruction in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, of business. Graduates of the Professional Sales and Customer Service
and computer operations enhance the student’s orientation in office Program Objectives program may be responsible for servicing existing customers, creating
technology and procedures. The objective of the Professional Sales and Customer Service program and making sales presentations, closing sales, performing post-sale
is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide graduates service and acting as field market research resources for customer
Courses Credits with the basic abilities for employment in the field. needs.
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology 6
CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3 Courses Credits Program Objectives
CAP201 Database Il: Microsoft Access 3 SLS100 Introduction to Sales 4 The objective of the Associate of Science program in Professional
CIS207 Computer Graphics: MS Publisher 3 MAN204 Principles of Management 4 Sales and Customer Service program is to develop well-rounded and
SPE201 Speech/Presentation Techniques 4 BUS100 Professional Development 3 knowledgeable graduates in the field. The program provides students
CIS205 Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop 3 SLS120 Telephone Sales 4 with expanded skills and principles by examining the interactions and
CIS104 Spreadsheet- Microsoft Excel 3 SLS130 Sales and Customer Service 3 influences of sales personnel and customers.
CIS112 Word Processing: Microsoft Word 3 SLS140 Advertising Methods 3
ACC105 Automated Accounting: Quick Books 3 SLS160 Fundamentals of Selling 3 Courses Credits
CAP212 HTML Programming 3 SLS180 Internet Sales and Service 4 SLS100 Introduction to Sales 4
CAP101 Database I: Microsoft Access 3 SLS200 Advanced Sales Techniques 4 MAN204 Principles of Management 4
9 Months - 37 Credits SLS225 Negotiation and Contract Selling 3 BUS100 Professional Development 3
SLS250 Sales Communications 3 SLS120 Telephone Sales 4
SLS270 Sales Force Leadership 3 SLS130 Sales and Customer Service 3
SLS140 Advertising Methods 3
9 Months – 41 Credits
SLS160 Fundamentals of Selling 3
SLS180 Internet Sales and Service 4
CP1100 Computer Applications 3
CIS104 Spreadsheet- Microsoft Excel 3
SLS175 Integrated Branding 4
ACC200 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
PHI250 Critical Thinking 4
BUS230 Legal Environment of Business 4
SLS200 Advanced Sales Techniques 4
SLS250 Sales Communications 3
SLS225 Negotiation and Contract Selling 3
SLS270 Sales Force Leadership 3
ENG202 English Composition I 5
MAT112 Finite Math 5
PSY101 General Psychology 4
ENG203 English Comp II 5
MAN201 Ethics 5
SLS285 Capstone 4
20 Months - 90 Credits
18 General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program.
Business Administration Business Administration Accounting
Associate of Science Degree Bachelor of Science Degree Bachelor of Science Degree
This degree program prepares students with the knowledge, and skills This degree program prepares students with the necessary foundations This degree program will allow students to have the necessary
that will enable them to become ethical decision makers capable of to apply business skills and principles in the industry and to meet the foundation to apply accounting skills and principles in the industry.
working for leading organizations in entry-level jobs. Some career demands of today’s business world. Students are provided with a course Students are offered vital accounting courses including auditing, tax
opportunities that students will be prepared for include business of study that allows them to have an advanced knowledge of business and cost accounting that will enable them to attain more advanced
managers and office administrators. and management. careers in business and accounting areas. These careers may include
a bookkeeper, office accountant, tax preparer, accounts payable clerk,
Program Objectives Program Objectives or payroll supervisor. Students are advised that this program does not
The objective of the associate degree program is to develop well Graduates of this degree program will be able to operate professionally qualify one to sit for the CPA exam.
rounded and knowledgeable graduates, by providing them with in today’s business world. Students will explore more in-depth concepts
coursework that develops basic business skills for entry-level jobs. that allow them to value critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, problem- Program Objectives
Students will be prepared with business administration knowledge, skills, solving, professional communication, and international business issues. Graduates of this degree program will be prepared to have a
and abilities to practice in varied business successful career in the accounting profession. This program
environments. Courses Credits provides students with the knowledge, skills and ability to make
ACC105 Automated Accounting: Quick Books 3 managerial financial decisions in a business environment.
Courses Credits ACC200 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS110 Introduction to Business 4 BUS310 Business Law 4 Courses Credits
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology* 6 BUS317 Public Relations 4 ACC105 Automated Accounting: Quick Books 3
ENG202 English Composition I* 5 BUS365 Human Resource Management 4 ACC200 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
CIS120 Internet, Email, & Microsoft Outlook 3 MKT200 Marketing Principles and Applications 4 ACC301 Intermediate Accounting I 4
MAT112 Finite Math* 5 BUS435 Leadership 4 ACC302 Intermediate Accounting II 4
CP1100 Computer Applications 3 BUS201 Principles of Finance 4 ACC412 Cost Accounting 4
ACC200 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 BUS475 Capstone Project 5 ACC427 Auditing 4
BUS201 Principles of Finance 4 MAN204 Principles of Management 4 ACC452 Tax Accounting 4
MAN201 Ethics* 5 MAN415 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship 4 BUS475 Capstone Project 5
SPE201 Speech/Presentation Techniques* 4 MAN430 International Business Management 4 MAN204 Principles of Management 4
CIS104 Spreadsheet- Microsoft Excel 3 ENG302 Report Writing & Research Methods* 5 MAN415 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship 4
BUS230 Legal Environment of Business 4 POL325 US & Global Politics* 5 MAN430 International Business Management 4
ACC105 Automated Accounting: Quick Books 3 MAT320 Statistics* 5 ENG302 Report Writing & Research Methods* 5
CIS112 Word Processing: Microsoft Word 3 PSY400 Social Psychology* 5 POL325 US & Global Politics* 5
MAN204 Principles of Management 4 ECO410 Economics* 5 MAT320 Statistics* 5
PHI250 Critical Thinking 4 HUM435 World Culture and Environmental Issues* 5 PSY400 Social Psychology* 5
MKT200 Marketing Principles and Applications 4 ECO410 Economics* 5
BUS270 Team Development and Management 4 Lower Level General Education Courses 25 HUM435 World Culture and Environmental Issues* 5
BUS275 Capstone Project 3 Lower Level Elective Courses 54
BUS100 Professional Development 3 Upper Level Electives Courses 24 Lower Level General Education Courses 25
Lower Level Elective Courses 54
45 Months – 180-183 Credits*
Lower Level Elective Courses 12 Upper Level Electives Courses 28
21 Months - 90 Credits i
*Depending on electives selected. 45 Months – 180 Credits
NOTE: Students are advised that this program does not qualify one to sit
for the CPA exam.
General Education Courses * • Courses not marked otherwise are Core courses for the program. 19
courSe numbering SYSTem
The course numbering system uses a six digit alpha numeric identifier. South Florida Tampa Bay
The prefixes are characters that represent the subject area. One Florida
hundred and two hundred level courses identify lower level courses.
Three hundred and four hundred level courses identify upper level
definiTion of program prefixeS:
School of Allied Health
ACC - Accounting, CAP - Computer Applications and Programming,
CDA - Computer Data Administration, CET - Computer Electronics Patient Care Technician dp P P P P P P p P
Technology, CIS - Computer Information Science, CLC- Clinical dp
Medical Assistant Technician P P P P P P p P
Skin Care, CP - Computer Processing, ENG - English, HIM – Health
Information Management, MAN - Management, MAT - Mathematics, Medical Coding & Billing dp P P P P P P p P
MC - Medical Coding, MED – Anatomy & Physiology MS - Medical Medical Office Administrator aS P P P P P P P
Sciences, MT - Medical Technician, MTT - Massage Therapist,
PCT – Patient Care Technician, SPA – Spa Skin Care Health Information Management bS P P P P P P
SPE - Speech/Communications, BUS - Business, MIS - Management
Information Systems, HUM - Humanities, POL - Political Science,
PSY - Psychology, ECO - Economics. School of Cosmetology aS u P P
general educaTion courSeS:
School of Wellness
The following courses are intended for students to acquire knowledge
of theory, history, and methodology: Massage Therapist dp P P P P P P p
Clinical Skin Care dp P P P P P P p
COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE (6 Credit Hours)
CIS101 - Introduction to Information Technology Advanced Massage Therapist aS P P P P P P p
ENGLISH (5 Credit Hours)
ENG202 - English Composition I School of Information Technology
ENG203 - English Composition II
Computer Repair Technician dp P P P P P P P
ENG302 - Report Writing & Research Methods
Computer Network Technician dp P P P P P P P
MANAGEMENT (5 Credit Hours)
MAN201 – Ethics Networking & Internet Security dp p
Website Designer dp P P P P P P
MATHEMATICS (5 Credit Hours)
MAT112 - Finite Math Website Administrator aS P P P P P P
MAT320 - Statistics Computer Network Engineer aS P P P P P P
COMMUNICATIONS (4 Credit Hours) Management Information Systems bS P P P P P P
SPE201 – Speech / Presentation Techniques
POLITICAL SCIENCE (5 Credit Hours) School of Business
POL325 - US & Global Politics
Office System Technologist dp P P P P P P
HUMANITIES (5 Credit Hours) Professional Sales & Customer Service dp P P P P P P p P
HUM435 - World Culture and Environmental Issues
Professional Sales & Customer Service aS P P P P P P p P
ECONOMICS (5 Credit Hours) Business Administration aS P P P P P P
ECO410 - Economics
Business Administration bS P P P P P P
PSYCHOLOGY (4 - 5 Credit Hours) bS
Accounting P P P P P P
PSY400 - Social Psychology (5)
PSY101 - General Psychology (4) p Programs in Clearwater may have different course names and descriptions. PLEASE CHECK THE FCC CLEARWATER COLLEGE CATALOG.
u Program start date not announced at time of printing.
Upper Level Elective
Lower Level General Education Course
Courses Bachelors of Credits
Management Health Information
Code Information Systems Management Administration
Courses Science Degrees
CIS101 Introduction to Information TechnologyG 6 Database
MIS327 4 P P
ENG202 English Composition IG 5 Management Systems
MAT112 Finite MathG 5 Management Support
MAN201 EthicsG 5 MIS435 4 P P
SPE201 Speech/Presentation TechniquesG 4
MIS440 4 P P
Lower Level Elective Courses MIS455 Computer Forensics 4 P P
ACC105 Automated Accounting: Quick Books 3
ACC200 Fundamentals of Accounting 3 BUS317 Public Relations 4 P P
BUS201 Principles of Finance 4 Human Resource
CAP101 Database I: Microsoft Access 3 BUS365 4 P P
CAP201 Database II: Microsoft Access 3
CAP212 HTML Programming 3 Intermediate
ACC301 4 P
CAP220 Web Site Development: Dreamweaver I 3 Intermediate
ACC302 4 P
CAP240 Web Site Animation: Flash I 3 Accounting II
CDA200 Cisco Networking Essentials 3
CDA227 Microsoft SQL Administration 3 ACC412 Cost Accounting 4 P P
CDA210 Administering Windows XP Professional 3 ACC427 Auditing 4 P P
CDA212 Remote and Wireless Networking 3
CDA215 Administering Windows Server 3 ACC452 Tax Accounting 4 P P
CDA216 Administering Windows Infrastructure 3
CDA217 Administering Windows Directory BUS310 Business Law 4 P P P
Services Infrastructure 3 BUS435 Leadership 4 P P
CDA218 Managing a Microsoft Server Environment 3
CDA221 Designing Security for Windows 3 Strategic Planning for
BUS311 4 P P P P
CDA281 Exchange Server 3 Business
CDA203 Cisco Routing Technologies 3 MKT320 Internet Marketing 4 P P P
CDA205 Cisco WAN Administration 3
CDA299 Managing Security in a Network Environment 3 MAN320 Supervision 4 P P P P
CET101 Computer Assembly 3
CET103 Computer Support & Maintenance 3 NOTE: These courses are core for all Bachelor programs:
CET201 Software Analysis & Diagnostics 3
CET207 Small Office Implementation & Connectivity 3
CET212 A+ Certification Preparation 3 MAN415 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship 4
CIS102 Windows Operating Systems 3
MAN430 International Business Management 4
CIS104 Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel 3
CIS112 Word Processing: Microsoft Word 3 BUS475 Capstone Project 5
CIS120 Internet, Email, & Microsoft Outlook 3
CIS202 Implementing & Supporting Windows 3
CIS204 Introduction to UNIX / LINUX 3
CIS205 Computer Graphics: Adobe PhotoShop 3
CIS207 Computer Graphics: MS Publisher 3
CP1100 Computer Applications 3
MKT200 Marketing Principles & Applications 4
MT1000 Basic English for the Healthcare Professional 3
a Students are introduced to topics including income factors, deductions, in coursework. 3 credits. Prerequisite: All core program courses;
ACC105 • Automated Accounting: Quick Books exemptions, exclusions, types of taxes, tax laws and regulations. 4 ENG202.
This course presents an overview of Intuit’s QuickBooks business credits. Prerequisite: ACC302.
and financial software, focusing on the management of basic BUS295 • entrepreneurship (lower level elective)
This course provides an overview of effectively organizing, developing,
accounting tasks, including printing checks, paying bills, generating b and creating a business ownership plan. Financing a business,
reports, and invoicing customers. General introduction to business BUS100 • Professional development
operations, accounting concepts, business planning, and client file/ exploring marketing plans, competitive markets, operations, policies and
This course is designed to provide information and techniques in
record maintenance is included. Detailed emphasis is placed on procedures will be addressed. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MAN204.
developing appropriate professional intra-relationship skills. 3 credits.
the implementation of the software and its successful operation in a Prerequisite: none.
business environment. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS102. BUS310 • Business law
This course will provide students the fundamentals of legal principles
BUS102 • small Business operations
ACC200 • Fundamentals of Accounting that include business law, contract law, property law, the legal
This course presents the practical approach to the everyday operation
This course addresses fundamental accounting concepts and environment of business including common, statutory and administrative
of a small business enterprise including use of software, organizational
procedures. Basic accounting terminology including revenue, expenses, law. Students will also be taught about legislation as it relates to
skills, writing business plans, learning advertising techniques, and
net income, the accounting equation, debits, credits, and balancing are bankruptcy, the formation of corporations, mergers and antitrust laws. 4
developing marketing plans and proper documentation. 3 credits.
also discussed. Students are introduced to the accounting cycle through credits. Prerequisite: none.
use of journals, ledgers and trial balance. General business transactions
and record maintenance are also included. 3 credits. Prerequisite: BUS311 • strategic Planning and Business
BUS110 • introduction to Business
MAT112. This course provides an opportunity for understanding of business,
This course is an introductory course on business that is designed to
marketing, communication and persuasion, project planning and
help students develop a basic understanding of business principles,
ACC301 • intermediate Accounting i information technology as students examine the overall planning
practices, and strategies. The course will enable students to use
This course addresses fundamental concepts of accounting. Students process. 4 credits. Prerequisites: MAN204.
business theories to better understand current business issues. 4
will discuss the framework of accounting theory and focus on accounting credits. Prerequisite: none.
principles, cycles, procedures, concepts and methods. 4 credits. BUS317 • Public relations
Prerequisites: ACC105 and ACC200. Students will be exposed to the theory and practical applications of
BUS201 • Principles of Finance
executing and evaluating public events. Various methods involved in
This course introduces students to the processes and principles of
ACC302 • intermediate Accounting ii public relations will also be discussed including trade and professional
financial management. Corporate entities, capital investments, financial
This course will address the concept and analysis of financial associations, and internal and external public relations. 4 credits.
ratios, cash-flow projections, and decisions that impact management,
statements, income determination, stockholders’ equity, and Prerequisite: none.
including CFOs will be discussed. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MAT112.
investments. Students will discuss how accounting information is used in
business decision making. 4 credits. Prerequisite: ACC301. BUS365 • human resource Management
BUS230 • legal environment of Business
This course will equip students with the ability to understand issues
This course presents an overview of the legal environment as it
ACC412 • Cost Accounting involved human resource development and labor relations. Topics to
pertains to business ethics, civil procedure, alternate dispute resolution,
Students are introduced to cost measurement techniques in both be explored include human resource planning, recruitment, training and
constitutional law, torts and products liability, contracts and remedies.
manufacturing and service sectors. This course discusses income development, wages, performance evaluations, and Equal Employment
Various forms of business property rights management and how it is
statement measurement and analysis, break-even, overhead allocation Opportunity. Case studies will also be reviewed. 4 credits. Prerequisite:
protected, and the law relating to corporations, partnerships, and other
and analysis, operational and capital budgeting variance analysis, and MAN204.
business entities will be introduced. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MAN204.
applied processes in decision making within an organization. Students
will have an understanding of operating cost accounting systems. 4 BUS435 • leadership
BUS270 • team development and Management
credits. Prerequisite: ACC301. This course will enable students to develop skills in recognizing and
This course introduces effective team management in the workplace and
analyzing situations from a leadership role in an organization. Students
how it achieves both quality and productivity goals. Management tools
ACC427 • Auditing are exposed to practical application on methods to utilize organizational
are utilized to effectively measure the progress of business project. 4
Students are introduced to an overview of auditing concepts and power including motivation, team building, and developing effective
credits. Prerequisite: MAN204.
techniques, standards and audit programs. Students are introduced relationships. Influence techniques, decision making in diverse
to procedures as applied to independent financial audit, professional workplaces will also be discussed. 4 credits. Prerequisite: none.
BUS275 • Capstone Project
ethics, and legal obligations. 4 credits. Prerequisite: ACC301. This course requires students to apply concepts, techniques, and
BUS475 • Capstone Project
skills learned in their program of study by completing a comprehensive
ACC452 • tax Accounting This course requires students to apply concepts, techniques, and
simulated project. Individual and group interactive projects are included
The fundamentals of individual and business taxation are addressed. skills learned in their program of study by completing a comprehensive
simulated project. Individual and small business group interactive
projects are included in coursework. 5 credits. Prerequisite: All core advanced interactivity to Flash applications. 3 credits. Prerequisite: infrastructure. In addition, students are prepared to manage, monitor,
program courses; ENG302. CAP240. and troubleshoot Network Address Translation and Certificate Services.
3 credits. Prerequisite: CDA215. Lab fee: $30.
CDA200 • Cisco networking essentials
c This course is designed to provide students with classroom knowledge CDA217 • Administering Windows directory services infrastructure
CAP101 • database i: Microsoft Access
of current and emerging networking technologies that will empower them This course will cover the concepts necessary to install, configure, and
Working with Microsoft Access, students use fundamental functions
to enter employment or further education and training in the computer troubleshoot the Windows Active Directory components, DNS for Active
of the program to design, build, and modify a functional database
networking field. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CET207. Lab fee $30. Directory, and Active Directory security solutions. In addition, students
application. Students will use the various database wizards available,
are prepared with the skills required to manage, monitor, and optimize
create tables, queries, forms, and reports to create basic database
CDA203 • Cisco routing technologies the desktop environment by using Group Policy. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
applications from scratch. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS102.
This course provides knowledge of WAN devices, standards, and CDA215. Lab fee: $30.
technologies with an emphasis on the function and role of the router.
CAP201 • database ii: Microsoft Access
Students will become familiar with the router components, user interface, CDA218 • Managing a Windows server environment
Working with Microsoft Access, students create a relational database
configuration modes, protocols and commands necessary to implement This course will allow students to develop hands-on skills managing
with forms, subforms, macros, calculated fields, events, and command
a midsize wide area network. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CDA200. Lab fee: Windows Server 2003 services such as DHCP, DNS, WINS, remote
buttons to create an effective user interface. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
$30. access, and IP routing. Students will be taught how to deploy and
manage security templates, IP sec, and certificate services. 3 credits.
CDA205 • Cisco WAn Administration Prerequisite: CDA215. Lab fee: $30.
CAP212 • htMl Programming
This is the fourth and final course for the Cisco Networking Academy
Working with HTML, students build, edit, and maintain pages on the
Program. Students will learn both fundamental and advanced concepts CDA221 • designing security for Windows
World Wide Web. Students will use a wide variety of HTML tags in
covering WAN, services, technologies, line types, and devices. In-class Students are required to analyze the business requirements for security
designing a web site that follows standard design techniques. 3 credits.
lab activities include using proper WAN encapsulations including PPP and design a security solution that meets business requirements. 3
and HDLC, and configuring routers for ISDN, Frame Relay and LMI. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CDA215. Lab fee: $30.
credits. Prerequisite: CDA203. Lab fee: $30.
CDA227 • Microsoft sQl Administration
CDA210 • Administering Windows XP Professional This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to
dynamic content and interactive elements to a web site. 3 credits.
Using a hands-on approach, this course will cover the concepts install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the client-server database
necessary to install and configure Windows XP Professional. Students management system of Microsoft SQL Server. Students are taught the
are taught to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information installation, administration, and maintenance of a Microsoft SQL Server
CAP220 • Web-site design: dreamweaver i
systems that incorporate Windows XP Professional. 3 credits. including backup and security by using a live SQL Server. Also, students
Students plan, design, and manage a professional website using
Prerequisite: CET207. Lab fee: $30. are exposed to the fundamental database design concepts. 3 credits.
Dreamweaver. By studying the Dreamweaver interface and available
Prerequisite: CDA215. Lab fee $30.
features, students add interactivity, functionality, and ease of use to an
CDA212 • remote and Wireless networking
existing website. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CAP212.
Students are introduce to skills necessary to install, configure, and CDA228 • Managing a Web server
secure wireless connections. Students are taught the different remote Students will perform typical web server administration tasks, such
CAP230 • Web-site development: dreamweaver ii
access capabilities such as RRAS, telnet, SSH, VPN, terminal servers, as choosing a web server, configuring IP addressing scheme, and
Students are introduced to the development of dynamic websites using
and setup wireless gateways and access points. 3 credits. Prerequisite: troubleshooting web applications. 3 credits, Prerequisite:CDA215.
Dreamweaver. Students will explore database and security concepts on
the web. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CAP220.
CDA281 • exchange server
CDA215 • Administering Windows server Students gain valuable hands-on experience configuring and
CAP240 • Web-site Animation: Flash i
Using a hands-on approach, this course will cover the concepts troubleshooting a Microsoft Exchange Server, as well as integrating
Students are introduced to the essence of vector based graphics and
necessary to install and configure Windows Server. Students will Exchange with Microsoft Outlook to provide the ultimate tool for office
animation by using the Macromedia family of products. Students will
implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that communication and organization. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CDA215. Lab
explore Flash drawing, tweening, animation, and audio capabilities to
incorporate Microsoft Windows Server. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CDA210. fee: $30.
build interactive content. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS205.
Lab fee: $30.
CDA 299 • Managing security in a network environment
CAP250 • Web-site development FlAsh ii
CDA216 • Administering Windows infrastructure Students will use Group Policy Objects to manipulate user access, use
Students are exposed to advanced concepts in Flash through the use
This course will cover the concepts necessary to install, manage, advanced methods to implement Group Policy Objects, configure a
of Action Script. Students will explore the use of multimedia and adding
monitor, configure, and troubleshoot DNS, DHCP, Remote Access, secure server using security templates, apply security patches using
Network Protocols, IP Routing, and WINS in a Windows 2003 network
Group Policy Objects, and use permissions and rights more efficiently. technology in today’s society. 6 credits. Prerequisite: none. General CIS207 • Computer Graphics: Ms Publisher
Students will also get an overview of the methodology behind security Education Component. Students are taught how to create and publish a wide variety of
measures and secure communications. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CDA215. publications for desktop printing, commercial printing, e-mail distribution,
Lab fee: $30. CIS102 • Windows operating systems or Web viewing. Using wizards and improving upon templates, students
Using Windows and DOS, students identify the basic functions of an are exposed to creating Web pages, newsletters, and print publications,
CET101 • Computer Assembly operating system. Students are exposed to the important commands including brochures, newsletters, postcards, and other similar
The student are exposed to computer assembly techniques through and fundamental features of each operating system and its use in the publications. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
hands-on exercises. Primary and secondary computer components business environment. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
will be discussed in detail on how to integrate them properly into a CIS209 • Adobe indesign
functioning computer system. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS101. CIS104 • spreadsheet: Microsoft excel Students will use InDesign to produce professional quality full color
Working with Microsoft Excel, students use fundamental functions of the documents such as brochures, magazine articles, books and catalogs.
CET103 • Computer support and Maintenance program to create and enhance spreadsheets. Students are prepared to These documents will be designed to print to a wide range of output
Using a hands-on, step-by step approach, students accurately use Excel for productivity and efficiency. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. devices and in many formats. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS102.
troubleshoot and repair common hardware problems. By using
preventive techniques, students find ways to avoid future problems CIS112 • Word Processing: Microsoft Word CLC101 • Clinic i – skin Analysis
stemming from hardware malfunctions. Students are given an overview Working with Microsoft Word, students use fundamental functions of This course provides instruction on Skin Analysis using 100Xdiopter,
of computer printer technology, notebook computers, and electronics. 3 the program to create and enhance business-related text documents. woods lamp and the application and use of the Fitzpatrick scale along
credits. Prerequisite: CET101. Using wizards and templates, students create letters, fax cover sheets, with equipment set up. Students are exposed to clinical procedures,
memos, reports, and other documents. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. charting, SOAP notes, and client service. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
CET201 • software Analysis and diagnostics Lab Fee: $75.
This course will introduce troubleshooting and maintenance using CIS120 • internet, e-Mail & Microsoft outlook
software as a tool. After successful completion, the students are taught Using a hands-on approach, students identify the importance of the CLC102 • Clinic ii – skin types using hydrotherapy
to perform tests to diagnose malfunctions, isolate common problems, Internet as a communication medium. Students identify the benefits and This course provides hands-on training where students will determine
and devise solutions using various operating systems. 3 credits. features of Microsoft Outlook. Students will send messages, schedule skin types and conditions and receive demonstrations. Students
Prerequisite: CIS102. meetings, tasks, and events. Students will explore the information will practice several therapeutic modalities such as; Hydrotherapy
superhighway by understanding various services on the internet. and Aromatherapy. In hydrotherapy, students will be exposed to the
CET207 • small office implementation & Connectivity Students will also create a simple web page using on-line wizards and application of water in any of its three states (solid, liquid or vapor). 3
Students will be provided with the fundamentals of networking with basic HTML. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. Lab fee: $15. credits. Prerequisite: SPA120. Lab Fee: $75.
emphasis on small office/home office connectivity. This course is
designed to give students a general overview of the principles, CIS202 • implementing & supporting Windows CLC103 • Clinic iii – Application using special treatments
configuration, and operation of computer networks. The class focuses Utilizing advanced features of a variety of operating systems (DOS, This course provides practice of the application of European Facials
on the terminology and technologies in current networking environments, Win 9.x, Win NT, Win Me, Win 2000, Win XP), students will install and and Back Facials along with learning specialty treatments. Students
including the OSI model, LAN architectures, the client/server model and configure client stations. Students acquire experience in managing will be introduced to more advanced skin care treatments, along with
network operating systems, and system architectures. The concept of resources, troubleshooting errors and optimizing performance. 3 credits. customizing facials to meet clients’ needs. Students will apply make-up
basic network security will also be covered. This course also covers Prerequisite: CIS102. and lash tabbing along with brow and lash tinting. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
the process of planning, implementing, and configuring a peer-to-peer SPA120. Lab Fee: $75.
network. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. CIS204 • introduction to uniX / linuX
Students will explore the world of UNIX / LINUX servers, learning its CLC104 • Clinic iV – skin Care techniques
CET212 • A+ Certification Preparation history, commands, tools and administration. Additionally, students Students will continue application of skin care techniques, focusing on
Students gain an overview of the A+ Certification process. Topics focus will work with the GUI environments available on Linux servers and customizing special treatments for clients. Student will also be applying
on the requirements for passing the Core and Windows exams. Using workstations. This course will focus on Red Hat Linux – one of the most microdermabrasion and chemical peels, and practice SOAP notes using
practice exams, students discover their strengths and weaknesses in popular Linux distributions available. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS102. medical terminology and abbreviations. 3 credits. Prerequisite: SPA120.
each area of knowledge. 3 credits. Prerequisites: CET103, CET201, Lab Fee: $75.
CIS202. CIS205 • Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop
Using Adobe Photoshop, students create and manipulate images COS100 • Professionalism
CIS101 • introduction to information technology using the tools provided by Photoshop. Students are prepared on the This course will cover the history of cosmetology, life skills, professional
This course provides a conceptual foundation of the history and advantages and disadvantages of different image formats (GIF, JPG, image and communication for success 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
organization of computers past and present. Students will discuss TIFF, etc.). Students are introduced to advanced features such as
events affecting the computer field and define the role of information layers, filters, and masking techniques. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CIS102. COS101 • shampooing, rinsing & Conditioning
This course is designed to teach students principles and techniques
of shampooing, rinsing and conditioning applications. Students will school to work. 4 credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102, ENG302 • report Writing & research Methods
be introduced to the different types of product. 3 credits. Prerequisite: COS103, COS104, COS105, COS106, COS107, COS108, COS109. Students will develop analytical writing and research skills through
None. examination, analysis and preparation of written documents. Students
COS111 • Anatomy will execute research techniques to draft, refine and complete detailed
COS102 • sterilization and sanitation This course will teach students the importance of cells, tissues, organs documents. 5 credits. Prerequisite :ENG202 General Education
Students will be introduced to the practices and principles of infection and body systems as it relates to the cosmetology profession. 4 credits. Component.
control, state laws and regulations. 3 credits. Prerequisite: None. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102, COS103, COS104, COS105,
COS106, COS107, COS108, COS109.
COS103 • hair Coloring
HIM300 • introduction to healthcare information systems
This course is designed to teach the principles and techniques of Hair COS112 • hairstyling: Advanced
Types of health care facilities and services are explored, including
Coloring. 4 credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102. In this course students will become familiar with braiding, wigs,
public health services; types of healthcare professionals (clinical
hair enhancements and various types of hair extensions. 4 credits.
and administrative): educational preparation, roles and functions.
COS104 • hairstyling: Arranging Basics Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102, COS103, COS104, COS105,
4 credits. Prerequisite: none.
This course will teach the student the art of hair styling. Students will COS106, COS107, COS108, COS109.
be introduced to finger waving, pin curls, roller curls, blow-dry styling
HIM330 • Contemporary issues in healthcare
and the techniques of styling long and short hair. 6 credits. Prerequisite: COS113 • state Board review
Current topics and issues that affect Healthcare are explored such as
COS100, COS101, COS102. In this course students will take the state approved HIV/AIDS course for
healthcare reform acts and legislative decisions. 4 credits. Prerequisite:
certification. Students will also prepare for the state board examination.
COS105 • Chemical restructuring 3 credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102, COS103, COS104,
This course will cover the use of professional chemicals and implements COS105, COS106, COS107, COS108, COS109.
HIM400 • legal Aspects of healthcare
in waving and relaxing hair. 4 credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101,
This course encompasses the aspects of healthcare and the legal
COS102. CP1100 • Computer Applications
system including the courts and legal procedures; principles of liability;
This course is intended to provide training in basic computer skills. The
laws and regulations (including HIPAA). 4 credits. Prerequisite: HIM330.
COS106 • hair shaping student will complete exercises in basic keyboarding, word processing,
This course is designed to train students in the principles and documents, creating job-specific resumes and correspondence, and
HIM430 • utilization, risk and Compliance Management
techniques of haircutting, with a focus on the four basic haircuts. 6 other business-related documents. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
This course emphasizes the utilization management programs in health
credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102.
care. Students will review quality and outcomes measurement and
COS107 • Chemistry
e management utilizing – ORYX and SQC tools. 4 credits. Prerequisite:
ECO410 • economics HIM330.
In this course students will become familiar with a basic of chemistry to
This course provides an economic analysis of factors that impact
assist in understanding proper use of professional products. 3 credits.
individuals and the marketplace. An overview of macro and micro HUM435 • World Culture and environmental issues
Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102, COS103, COS104, COS105,
economics is also examined. 5 credits. Prerequisite: MAT112. General This course provides students with an insight to various world cultures
Education Component. and environmental issues and the implications it has on economics,
policies, technology, communication and politics. 5 credits. Prerequisite:
COS108 • skin Care
ENG202 • english Composition i none General Education Component.
This course introduces students to the principles and techniques skin
This course in basic essay writing is designed to teach students
care. Student will study facials techniques, facial manipulations, and
paragraph and theme development with emphasis on syntax,
exfoliations. 6 credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102,
organization, logical thinking and originality. Students will apply
COS103, COS104, COS105, COS106. MAN201 • ethics
strategies for writing expository and argument/persuasion essays,
Students will explore the theory and practice of ethics in the world
recognize standard methods of research, and document sources.
COS109 • nail Care of business and technology. Students are encouraged to apply the
Writing exercises, journal entries, and formal extended essays will be
This course will teach the principles and techniques of manicures/ learned theory to specific ethical problems through of case studies and
assigned to develop these skills. 5 credits. Prerequisite: none. General
pedicures, nail diseases and disorders, and salon management. This discussions. Students are then invited to establish their own ethical
course presents the methods of manicures, pedicures, nail diseases views after being presented with assumptions about ethical systems
and disorders and salon management through lecture, demonstration and what they should contain. 5 credits. Prerequisite: none. General
ENG203 • english Composition ii
and lab. 7 credits. Prerequisite: COS100, COS101, COS102, COS103, Education Component.
This course addresses reading, research and discussion of thought
COS104, COS105, COS106.
provoking writing topics and argumentative writing strategies. 5 credits.
MAN204 • Principles of Management
Prerequisite: ENG 202.
COS110 • Career Placement Students will examine the basic management theories and principles
This course will cover state regulations. Students will transition from as they relate to current business practices. This will include principles
of management as it relates to the formal and informal functions of an digit code lists, pharmacological listings, along with DRG assignments. 3 placed on hospital billing, hospital insurance, coding and payment
organization. 4 credits. Prerequisites: none. credits. Prerequisite: CP1100. methods, and the use of the UB04. Students will complete various case
study simulations for hands-on practice. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CP1100.
MAN320 • supervision MC1115 • Advanced Procedural and diagnostic Coding ii
This course addresses organizational systems, the fundamental job This course is intended to provide the Coding student with continuing MC1155 • Coding Certification review
of managers, especially supervisors, and actions that make system comprehension and understanding of the ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 and The purpose of this course is to help prepare the student for the
processes operate well and keep customers satisfied. 4 credits. HCPCS Coding Manuals. The course is designed to provide further recommended credentialing examinations for professional coders.
Prerequisites: MAN204. hands-on and detailed understanding and application of the coding A review of all course work is included. Practice examinations will be
of Disease’s and the affected body systems and their organizational provided. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses
MAN415 • small Business Management & entrepreneurship structure. It is also designed to provide further understanding of the MC1105 through MC1150, MS1110, MT1000, MT1100, and CP1100.
This course enables students to explore the nature of small business language/terminology used in Coding of Diagnosis and Procedures
management and entrepreneurship. Students will execute a start-up used in both the Physician’s Office and other Outpatient facilities. MC1170 • Advanced Practical Application
company business plan and provide consideration for marketing, This course will further enable the student to analyze and abstract the This course is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to
management, and operations. Students will also study the management pertinent Diagnosis and Procedures needed for proper billing. 3 credits. select an area of concentration to study for the purpose of pursuing
issues that arise from a small scale business environment. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MC1112 and MC1122. industry credentials. Areas of concentration may be outpatient/hospital
Prerequisite: MAN204. coding certification, physician/outpatient coding certification and
MC1122 • Procedural Coding compliance certification. 3 credits. Prerequisites: MC1150.
MAN430 • international Business Management This course is the study and practice of coding principles according
This course provides an overview of multinational organizations and to CPT and HCPCS guidelines. Students will also cover medical MC1180 • Advanced Billing & reimbursement strategies
international management. Students are provided with an understanding terminology, anatomy and physiology, Modifiers, new code changes, This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity
of the importance of foreign economics, marketing, accounting and updates, Medicare Part B, and HIPAA. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CP1100. to examine advanced billing and reimbursement strategies in health
international financial management. The diversity among international insurance billing and coding. Strategies include: auditing/monitoring
markets and world trades will also be discussed. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MC1126 • outpatient Coding claims, documentation guidelines, computer-based systems for tracking
MAN204. This course is designed for use by students who have completed and claims, reimbursement optimization under prospective payment systems.
posses a basic understanding of medical coding and billing in the 3 credits. Prerequisites: MC1150.
MAT112 • Finite Math outpatient setting. The goal of this course material is to enable the
Students will discuss and cover mathematical problems that include student to build upon their coding expertise by completing the exercises MED102 • Anatomy & Physiology of the skin
operations of algebraic expressions and equations, measurement, and examples provided. Student will apply the knowledge they have This course is designed to give students an understanding of the
graphs, and linear equations, factoring, quadratic equations, and obtained from HIPAA mandates as would apply to being employed the functionality of the skin and how it is supported by the body systems and
problem solving. 5 credits. Prerequisite: none. General Education physician’s office, as well as all areas of outpatient facilities. 3 credits. structure. Students are prepared with the knowledge of the various body
Component. Prerequisite: MC1112 and MC1122. systems, bones, muscles, and organs. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
MAT320 • statistics MC1135 • Billing & Collections MET105 • Medical terminology
This course provides students with various statistical techniques. This course provides training in the daily financial practices of the This course presents a study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes,
Students are introduced to methods of describing, summarizing and medical office including determining patient fees, billing, and credit suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms,
analyzing data. 5 credits. Prerequisite: MAT112 General Education arrangements. Additionally, managed care systems along with the rules abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. 3 credits.
Component. that govern healthcare providers will be covered. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: none.
MC1105 • Medical data entry MKT200 • Marketing Principles & Applications
In this course, students will be introduced to medical coding. Students MC1140 • insurance & Claim Processing This course will enable students to gain an understanding of product
will utilize Medisoft to learn how to enter medical data. Students will This course provides a study of the concepts and procedures for development, and promotions, and other marketing elements involved in
input new patient and provider information, delete patient data, and preparing and submitting claims for medical offices. Major nationwide delivering goods and/or services to the consumer. Students will conduct
begin proper usage of coding techniques. Students will be exposed health insurance programs are covered as well as an introduction to the a practical application of the basic methods of market research. 4
to common coding problems encountered in the real world. 3 credits. concepts of abstracting and posting ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS codes credits. Prerequisites: none.
Prerequisite: CP1100. for reimbursement. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: none. MKT302 • Foundations of internet Marketing
MC1112 • diagnostic Coding This course provides methods to identify market opportunity, formulate
This course will provide students with official ICD-9 code information. MC1150 • Coding systems and design marketing strategy, and evaluate marketing results. This
Emphasis will be placed on specified code alerts, crucial coding and This course will provide training in the use of various lab requisition course will help students with methods to improve the product visibility
reimbursement issues, primary and secondary diagnosis codes, three- forms, coding software, and medical claim forms. Emphasis will be
by using the Internet as a marketing tool. 4 credits. Prerequisites: of drugs by body system, as well as antibiotics, antiviral drugs, I.V. Routine specimen collection and laboratory functions are also explored.
MKT200. fluids, blood products, anesthetics, emergency drugs, vaccines and The student will also be introduced to hematology and basic lab
immunizations, and chemotherapy agents. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. procedures used in hematology studies including blood chemistry and
MIS310 • ecommerce microscopic examinations. Course content also includes coverage of
Students will be introduced to Internet-based business and its impact MT1000 • Basic english for the healthcare Professional related medical terminology along with the appropriate anatomy and
on the market. Students will be able to identify and review ecommerce This course is intended to provide a review of basic grammar, spelling, physiology. 3 credits. Prerequisites: none. Lab Fee: $15.
trends and applications. This course will also enable students to setup and sentence structure. The student will complete exercises in
a small-scale Business-to-Consumer (B2C) environment. Students spelling, writing, and grammar, all related to the medical field. Proper MT1145 • Anatomy and Physiology terminology
will also explore the legal and security implications of maintaining an punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviations will also be emphasized. 3 This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of body’s
Ecommerce site. 4 credits. Prerequisites: CDA299. credits. Prerequisite: none. systems and organizational structure. It is also designed to provide a
basic understanding of the language/terminology used pertaining to the
MIS327 • database Management systems MT1100 • Medical Front office Procedures body’s systems and its use in the medical office. The student will learn
Database concepts and structures will be examined including logical This course is an introduction to the administrative functions of the the respective individual systems of the body and how each plays a role
and physical file organization, data integrity, and security. Students medical office or clinic with emphasis on written and oral communication in the human body as a whole. 3 credits. Prerequisite: None.
will design, optimize and implement a database system. 4 credits. with an emphasis on scheduling, medical records, documentation
Prerequisite: CAP101. and filing. Telephone techniques, etiquette and management/human MT1150 • electrocardiography
resource skills will also be explored. This course covers medical This course provides instruction in the performance of
MIS343 • systems Analysis & design jurisprudence and medical ethics, including standards of conduct, electrocardiograms. Emphasis is placed on preparing patients and
Students will analyze the Systems Development Life Cycle of confidentiality of medical records, and biomedical issues and informing them of the procedure. The student will also perform
information processing systems in the planning & control of projects. responsibilities as related to today’s medical environment. 3 credits. multichannel/automatic electrocardiography, mount an ECG tracing
Students will practically apply analytical skills to solve business data Prerequisite: none. and identify artifacts. Course content also includes coverage of medical
processing issues. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MIS310. terminology along with the related anatomy and physiology. 3 credits.
MT1115 • Medical Back office Procedures Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee: $15.
MIS435 • Management support systems This course is designed to teach the student skills in obtaining
Students will use and evaluate information systems and data information through the patient interview, history and vital signs. General MT1155 • radiography essentials For limited Practice
repositories utilized by management to make managerial decisions. 4 aspects of the medical assistant’s role with emphasis placed on patient This course assists the student in preparing for basic X-ray machine
credits. Prerequisite: MIS343. preparation and positions, methods of examination, injections and operator certification. Areas covered include radiation protection,
assisting the physician with routine physical examinations. Students are equipment operation and maintenance, radiological procedures
MIS440 • information systems security taught hand washing, medical aseptic techniques, history of modern and patient positioning. Course content also includes a review of
This course discusses issues of security, privacy, and control from both infection, coverage of OSHA and CDC standards and guidelines. 3 related medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. 3 credits.
the user and developer perspective. Students will have a comprehensive credits. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee: $15. Prerequisite: none. Lab Fee: $15.
overview of security issues related to operating systems, databases,
networks, virtual environments and cryptography. 4 credits. Prerequisite: MT1125 • surgical And Clinical Procedures MT1170 • Medical Assistant Certification review
CDA299. This course introduces the student to physical, chemical and The purpose of this course is to help prepare the student for the
microscopic examinations of urine, as well as confirmatory tests. recommended Medical Assistant certification examinations. An overall
MIS455 • Computer Forensics Fundamentals of microbiology will familiarize the student with microbial review of theory, administrative and clinical course work is included.
Students will be introduced to the tools of computer forensics and the cell structure and function, pathogenic and nonpathogenic organisms, Practice examinations are part of the course. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
various environments. Digital evidence controls, forensic analysis of the infection process, and the body’s immune responses. General Successful completion of all courses MT1100 through MT1150,
email and network systems, and file recovery will also be explored. 4 emergency procedures encountered in the medical office are taught in MS1110, and MS1115.
credits. Prerequisite: MIS440. this course, including treatment of excessive bleeding, shock, burns,
fractures, head injuries, wounds, heat or cold exposure, choking or MT1175 • Medical Assistant technician externship
MS1110 • human disease & Pathology poisoning. Also taught will be the medical aseptic techniques and how The student will gain supervised practical experience through on-the-
This course is a study of the human body’s diseases and disorders, to apply them in the office/lab setting. Course content also includes job training as a medical assistant technician. Externship is required
including signs and symptoms, physical manifestations, anatomical coverage of related medical terminology along with the appropriate for graduation and will be held in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital
abnormalities, etiology, diagnosis and treatment. 3 credits. Prerequisite: anatomy and physiology. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MS1110. or other healthcare site approved by the college. 6 credits, 180 Hours.
none. Prerequisite: MT1170.
MT1130 • Phlebotomy & hematology
MS1115 • Pharmacology & drug Administration This course provides instruction and practice for venipuncture. Course MTT102 • Massage theory
This course is an introduction to the principles of pharmacology, with a content includes circulatory system anatomy and physiology, how to This course specifically addresses the development of massage therapy
comprehensive study of drug action, routes of administration, classes obtain blood specimens, equipment maintenance, and safety issues. in ancient and modern times including important individuals that have
shaped the massage therapy field. Certification vs. licensing will be MTT118 • Anatomy & Physiology secondary systems as basic health intake forms, and SOAP notes. 3 credits. Prerequisites:
discussed in depth and it will also include topics related to equipment This course provides a solid foundation of the human body including MTT153. Lab Fee: $15.
and products. 4 credits. Prerequisite: none. elements of the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive,
and urinary systems. Students are introduced to the basic structure MTT200 • deep tissue lower Body
MTT104 • Massage requirements and functions of said systems including their interaction in the body. The study and practice of the art of medical and rehabilitative massage
This course examines local, state, and federal statutes and rules for Furthermore students are taught basic cardiovascular and lymphatic for the lower body is covered in this course. Students are taught
massage therapy practice, HIV/AIDS training, OSHA requirements, circulatory pathways along with an understanding of the digestive, precautions, contraindications, applications, and specific advanced
prevention of medical errors, CPR and first aid training, and ethical urinary, and respiratory pathways. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MTT106. Lab techniques for such conditions related to disease, limited mobility,
practices. Students will also gain an understanding on NCBTMB and Fee: $15. inflammation, sports injury and appropriate body mechanics. Student will
state ethical guidelines. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. explore the use of hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, stretching and exercise
MTT122 • Western Modalities techniques will be implemented in conjunction with these rehabilitative
MTT106 • Anatomy & Physiology essentials This course provides a basic foundation of the history, principles, and procedures. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MTT153. Lab Fee: $15.
This course provides a solid foundation of the human body’s basic training requirements of Western Massage Therapy techniques and
elements, organs, systems, and body structure. Students will be applications. Topics include trigger point therapy, myofascial release MTT202 • national Certification review
exposed to the structure and function of the human body as well as techniques, neuromuscular therapy, polarity, manual lymph drainage, This course provides a comprehensive overview of the program material
cells, tissues, integumentary system, and the skeletal system. Students muscle energy techniques, therapeutic touch, cranial sacral therapy, to prepare students for the National Boards for Therapeutic Massage
are taught the respective individual systems of the body and how each trager, aromatherapy, reflexology, bindegewebmassage, infant and Bodywork.. 6 credits. Prerequisites: All courses in the Massage
plays a role in the human body as a whole. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. massage, and prenatal massage. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MTT108. Lab Therapist Program.
Lab Fee: $15. Fee: $15.
MTT204 • deep tissue upper Body extremities
MTT108 • Massage techniques MTT124 • Pathology This course encompasses the study and practice of the art of medical
This course provides a solid foundation on basic Swedish massage This course introduces the student to the most common pathologies and rehabilitative massage for the upper body extremities. Students
therapy skills, indications/contraindications, massage body mechanics, and diseases that affect the integumentary, cells and tissues, endocrine, are provided with the appropriate precautions, contraindications,
and the essentials necessary to perform a full body massage. cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, muscular, applications, and specific advanced techniques for such conditions
Techniques discussed include gliding, kneading, direct pressure, direct skeletal, and nervous systems. The student will review case scenarios related to disease, limited mobility, inflammation, sports injury and
friction, joint mobilization, superficial warming techniques, percussion, to improve their professional and decision making abilities. 3 credits. appropriate body mechanics. Massage routines will be reviewed injuries
compression, vibration, jostling, shaking and rocking. Students are Prerequisites: MTT106, MTT109. Lab Fee: $15. such as CTS, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Rotator Cuff, amongst
taught about asepsis, hygiene, proper body mechanics, and client others. The use of hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, stretching and exercise
draping and positioning techniques. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. Lab MTT126 • oriental Modalities techniques will be implemented in conjunction with these rehabilitative
Fee: $15. This course provides a basic foundation of the history, principles, procedures. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MTT153. Lab Fee: $15.
and training requirements of Oriental massage therapy techniques
MTT109 • Anatomy & Physiology Primary systems and applications. Topics include Acupressure, Chinese medicine, MTT211 • deep tissue torso
This course provides a solid foundation of the human body including Acupuncture, Amma, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do, Tui Na, Thai Massage, and The study and practice of the art of medical and rehabilitative massage
elements of the muscular and nervous systems. Students are exposed other Oriental related modalities. Students will become familiarized with for the upper body is covered in this course. Students are provided
to the principles of the muscular system including the origin, insertion, the five basic elements and twelve meridians. 3 credits. Prerequisite: with the appropriate precautions, contraindications, applications, and
and action of all major muscles. Students are taught the basic nervous MTT108. Lab Fee: $15. specific advanced techniques for such conditions related to disease,
system functions including the identification of major plexuses and the limited mobility, inflammation, sports injury and appropriate body
twelve cranial nerves. The student will also be given an understanding of MTT153 • Massage Clinical mechanics. Massage practices will be reviewed for Iliopsoas, TOS,
the relationship between the nervous and muscular systems. 3 credits. Students will practice the skills learned under the direct supervision of a Kyphosis, Lordosis, Scoliosis, amongst others. The use of hydrotherapy,
Prerequisite: MTT106. Lab Fee: $15. Licensed Massage Therapist. They will have the chance to practice and cryotherapy, stretching and exercise techniques will be implemented in
improve the full body massage skills learned in MTT108 and MTT116. conjunction with these rehabilitative procedures. 3 credits.
MTT116 • Massage Practice / hydrotherapy Students are required to complete a minimum of 10 full-body massages. Prerequisite: MTT153. Lab Fee: $15.
This course provides an opportunity for the student to obtain basic full 3 credits. Prerequisites: MTT102, MTT104, MTT106, MTT108, MTT109,
body massage therapy skills with the use of hydrotherapy and given MT116, MT118, and MTT124. Lab Fee: $15. MTT220 • sports Massage
the opportunity to incorporate the skills learned into their massage This course introduces the student to the sports massage industry.
routine. Additionally they will utilize water in all of its three forms (solid, MTT154 • Massage Clinical Practice Students will be exposed to basic sports techniques including sport
liquid, and vapor) including utilizing water temperature for therapeutic Students will practice the skills learned under the direct supervision of a specific stretching, ROM, and injury evaluation. Topics discussed
purposes. Students will also gain skills in draping, body positioning, and Licensed Massage Therapist. They will have the chance to perform 10 will include athlete preparation, common sports specific injuries,
body mechaniques. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MTT108. Lab Fee: $15. full body massages. Students will be required to complete records such and indicated and contraindicated stretching. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
MTT153. Lab Fee: $15.
MTT224 • Massage research needs patients and biological and psychological support. 3 credits. also includes medical terminology and employability skills. 4 credits.
This course provides the student the opportunity to research and Co-requisite: PCT 100. Prerequisite: PCT 100.
develop a massage therapy topic of choice and present the results in
a brief presentation to the class. Students will review basic guidelines PCT130 • Advanced home health Aide with CPr training PCT250 • Patient Care technician/externship
for research development and project presentation. The topic must This course prepares the student to use written and verbal In this course, students will participate in a 60 hour of unpaid,
be approved by the instructor and shall consist of a measurable and communication specific to the home health aide, perform physical supervised work in a facility appropriate to the application of skills
researchable topic related to the massage therapy field. 3 credits. comfort and safety functions specific to home health aides, understand learned in the curriculum, gaining practical experience in the skills
Prerequisite: MTT108. the principles of infection control specific to the home health aide and acquired. 2 credits. Prerequisites: PCT 100, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160,
CPR Training. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PCT 100 and PCT 120. 170, 180, and 200.
MTT230 • Massage Billing
This course introduces the student to Massage Therapy Medical Billing. PCT140 • Patient Care Assistant PHI250 • Critical thinking
Students are taught how to accurately complete insurance forms and This course will prepare students to assist patients with many tasks that This course provides the fundamentals of effective problem solving
will be introduced to the basic insurance billing process. Topics will they can not do for themselves while they are in hospitals, rehabilitation both in theory and practice. The course covers problem solving, logical
include massage therapy insurance codes, common insurance billing clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes or long-term care reasoning, critical analysis of information, and cooperative learning.
procedures, and how to obtain a healthcare provider number. 3 credits. facilities. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PCT 100. Students will use research methods and evaluating any problem by
Prerequisite: MTT153. applying a logical process to its solution. 4 credits. Prerequisite: none.
PCT150 • Phlebotomy and hematology
MTT240 • kinesiology / Myology This course is part of the Allied Health Assistant component of the POL325 • us & Global Politics
The study of biomechanics, movements, and muscles including the program. Students will learn to perform the proper techniques used in This course provides an in-depth view to the various factors involved
principles of the human movement and the description of structure, drawing blood. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PCT 100. in US and global politics that includes relations, policy formation,
function, and kinesiology of the back, abdominal, thoracic, cervical, diplomacy, organizations, powers, and procedures. 5 credits.
cephalic lower extremities, and pelvic areas are taught. Students are PCT160 • respiratory therapy Aide Prerequisite: none. General Education Component.
introduced to the origin, insertion, action, and ROM of the skeletal This course is part of the Allied Health Assistant component of the
muscles of the studied area. Students will also participate in the program. Students in this course will learn to perform respiratory PSY400 • social Psychology
identification of these muscles and joints. 3 credits. Prerequisite: aide skills, adjust, and operate equipment such as, aerosol inhalers, This course discusses the many aspects of human interaction as it
MTT153. resuscitators, mechanical ventilators, and oxygen tanks with their relates to thoughts, feelings, actions, and group dynamics. Students
accompanying hoses and gauges, in the health care setting. 3 credits. are taught how to apply the principles of social psychology to their
MTT 250 • Business Principles Prerequisite: PCT 100. environment. 5 credits. Prerequisite: MAN201 General Education
This course presents an overview of the contemporary business Component.
world, focusing on operation, finance, marketing, planning, personnel PCT170 • radiology Aide
management, client confidentiality, and client file/record maintenance. This course is part of the Advanced Allied Health Assistant component PSY101 • General Psychology
Emphasis is also placed upon licensing requirements and realities of of the program. Students in this course will learn a variety of duties to This course introduces students to the field of psychology and provides
business ownership and entrepreneurship in health service practice. aide in patient care and the performance of radiologic examinations them with a general understanding of the principles and theories
Corporation entities such as “C”, “S”, and professional corporations will which includes, transporting film, supplies and patients and assisting underlying modern psychology. 4 credits. Prerequisite: none. General
be discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none. Radiology Techs with placing patients on the table during the Education Component.
performance of examinations to provide for accurate imaging. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: PCT 100.
PCT100 • health Core science with hiV/Aids SLS100 • introduction to sales
PCT180 • Geriatric skills
An introductory course that covers the field of Patient Care Technician. This course provides an overview of skills required for success in
This course is part of the Advanced Allied Health Assistant portion of the
Included in this course is: communication skills, ethical and legal sales. Students will examine sales, principles and practices of strategic
program. Students in this course will learn to perform geriatric skills in
responsibilities, wellness and illness concepts, safety and security personal selling, including relationship strategy, customer strategy,
the health care setting. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PCT 100.
procedures, emergency response, infection control procedures, basic product strategy, and presentation strategy. The course will also cover
math and science and blood borne disease precautions including HIV/ the essentials of retail management; market segmentation and market
PCT200 • occupational therapy Aide
AIDS. 4 credits. Prerequisite: none. research for retail operations, buying and pricing functions, inventory
This course is part of the Advanced Allied Health Assistant component
control, budgeting, nature of change. 4 credits. Prerequisites: None.
of the program. Students in this course will learn to perform occupational
PCT120 • Articulated nursing Assistant
aide skills, prepare materials and equipment used including during
This course prepares students to assist patients in the following: SLS120 • telephone sales
treatment, assist patients with activities and exercises specified in a
perform physical comfort and safety functions, provide personal patient Students will be introduced to the proper setup for a teleselling
treatment plan developed by an Occupational Therapist. Course content
care, patient care procedures, principles of infection control, special workplace, develop customer communications, write telesales scripts,
maximize telesales calls, learn to develop prospect lists, and build the sale, and establishing long-term relationships. 4 credits. Prerequisite: of Florida’s regulations and rules, as well as the business regulations
relationships, and gain close-sale skills. 4 credits. Prerequisites: None. SLS160. regarding licensure. An overview of the legal and ethical standards in
the skin care industry and ethical issues encountered in a medical office
SLS130 • sales and Customer service SLS225 • negotiation and Contract selling environment is provided. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
Students will study customer service techniques that are required to sell This course will cover the principles, techniques, strategies, key
and service products, systems or services needed in today’s world. 3 considerations, and steps involved in planning, conducting and SPA150 • Clinical skin Care
credits. Prerequisites: None. documenting contract and sales negotiations. 3 credits. Prerequisites: This course profiles the role of the skin care specialist in a medical
None. setting and familiarizes the student with the common types of plastic
SLS140 • Advertising Methods surgery with clinical facial applications. Students are introduced to a
This course will cover advertising methods, examining the development SLS250 • sales Communications form of mechanical exfoliation that uses a powerful electronic vacuum
and execution of advertising, as they relate to the retail, wholesale Students will be introduced to high impact communications, delivery to spray high grade microcrystals composed of corunclum or aluminum
and service industries, Included will be newspapers, magazines, skills, developing powerful visuals, body language, use of notes, dioxide across the skin’s surface through a pressurized wand. Students
radio, TV, mail, outdoor billboards, publicity, sales promotions, direct developing and structuring presentations, receiving feedback, and are introduced to the machine setup and the proper application of this
marketing, sponsorship and personal selling programs that build lifetime handling questions. 3 credits. Prerequisites: None. mechanical exfoliation treatment. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
customer relationships through a variety of media or contacts. 3 credits.
Prerequisites: None. SLS270 • sales Force leadership SPA160 • Advanced skin Care
Students will explore leadership skills in a sales environment, and Students perform chemical treatments with the use of both natural and
SLS160 • Fundamentals of selling how the effectiveness of achieving quality and productivity goals can laboratory designed chemicals to loosen dead skin cells from the skin
Students will gain an understanding of customers’ business needs, be accomplished. Students will learn about coaching employees surface. This course include analysis of sun damaged skin, advanced
motivations and decision processes and explore consultative selling for improved performance, providing evaluative and developmental mature treatments, hyperpigmentation, ethnic skin, acne morphology
in-depth. Students will also examine and practice sales communication feedback, building a vision for the sales force, motivating sales and treatment, exfoliation, and alpha hydroxyl. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
methods including effective listening, critical questioning, sales employees and creating a team environment in sales. 3 credits. SPA120.
presentation, communicating value, responding to concerns and creating Prerequisite: MAN204.
action. 3 credits. Prerequisites: None. SPE201 • speech / Presentation techniques
SLS285 • Capstone Students will apply the fundamentals of effective oral communication
SLS175 • integrated Branding This course requires student to apply concepts, techniques, and skills with an emphasis on delivering oral presentations using audiovisuals.
This course will investigate the importance of branding and the product learned in their program of study by completing a comprehensive This course covers skills and techniques for planning & delivering
or service it offers. Students will explore how employees are able to simulated project. Individual and group interactive projects are included a presentation, overcoming anxiety, and working with an audience.
increase their brand’s value to a point that allows them to potentially in coursework. 4 credits. Prerequisites: All Courses. Students will also use the fundamental functions of Microsoft PowerPoint
charge more, not less, and why specific products or services offer to create and present an automated slide show presentation. 4 credits.
a benefit, solve problems, save the consumer money and time, and SPA120 • introduction to skin Care Prerequisite: none. General Education Component.
support consumer attitudes or beliefs. Included in this course, students This course introduces the student to ethical standards of the
will analyze why franchise operations are more successful than other cosmetology/facial profession, industry trends and career choices.
businesses. 4 Credits. Prerequisites: None. Among the topics covered are esthetics and its relationship to health
care, the history of the skin, and proper nutrition for skin care. This
SLS180 • internet sales and service course also covers causes, transmission, and safety precautions relating
This course will cover the study of internet sales, service and to HIV/AIDS. 3 credits. Prerequisite: none.
technology. Students will be introduced to the process of establishing
an on-line business, setting up in-line shopping capabilities and SPA130 • Physiology, histology & epilation
database integration. Students will also study selling and customer Students introduce to common skin conditions, skin lesions,
service techniques as they apply to Internet sales. Buyer behavior, skin disorders and diseases. Students demonstrate how to use
customer service and retention, sales issues and current trends will be dermatological terms and identify OTC drugs and generally prescribed
discussed. 4 credits. Prerequisites: None. drugs. This course presents methods of hair removal and waxing
procedures though lecture and demonstration. 3 credits. Prerequisite:
SLS200 • Advanced sales techniques none. Lab Fee: $75.
In this course students begin the process of understanding their
company’s competition and the markets, following up and servicing SPA140 • salon / spa Business
accounts, time management, negotiating with different organizations, Students will be introduced to spa and salon business services which
communicating effectively with diverse customer, confirming and closing will facilitate development of office skills, professional presentation
and proper protocols. Students are taught how to access the State
The admissions Admissions representatives interview applicants on campus. During this
interview, an admissions representative evaluates an applicant’s history,
3. Official High School Transcripts/Diploma or certified copy. All
documents need to be translated into English by a certified
career goals and potential for academic success. This interview gives translator and be notarized.
process is informative applicants the opportunity to determine whether the programs of study
meet their individual objectives. 4. Proof of English proficiency, if applicable.
and helpful in An applicant for admission must be a high school graduate, have a
5. Mail pre application, transcripts and Proof of English Proficiency (if
applicable) to the Director of Admissions for the selected campus
determining your general equivalency diploma or its equivalent, or, on campuses where
accepted, satisfactorily pass an “Ability to Benefit Test” (ATB) approved
by the US Department of Education. 6. Upon acceptance, students need to send proof of Financial
career path … The school currently utilizes the U.S. Department of Education approved
• Bank References (must be on bank’s stationery stating name
Wonderlic Basic Skills Test for Ability to Benefit testing. Only an
of the accountholder, type of account, date the account was
Once the admissions process independent third party may administer the admissions test per federal
regulations. Applicants must score a minimum of Verbal 200 and opened, with a minimum balance of US $18,000.00 available for
is complete, you have taken an Quantitative 210 in order to meet this admissions requirement. Students his/hers education and living expenses)
important first step towards a who are admitted under the ATB provisions are not permitted to enroll • Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support
successful career. into academic degree program(s). • Copy of the passport page with personal information and photo
Students applying for admission to the Patient Care Technician Diploma 7. A down payment of US $1,500 is required. Payment includes:
program, Massage Therapist Diploma Program, and Advanced Massage • $250 non-refundable application fee
Therapist Associate of Science Degree program must take and score a • $200 SEVIS non-refundable fee
minimum of 10 on the Wonderlic Personnel Test to be eligible to enroll. • $1,150 tuition down payment (refundable if student does not
Prospective students complete and sign an enrollment application and attend class)
provide a photo identification. The Campus Executive Director reviews
the application and notifies the applicant of acceptance within two Applications missing any of these requirements cannot be
weeks. considered for admissions.
No person shall be excluded from participation in Florida Career College Once Steps 1 thru 7 have been completed, FCC will mail an I-20
or be subject to any form of discrimination because of race, color, sex, Form, a SEVIS receipt, pre and post arrival instructions and a housing
national origin, religion, age, or disability. questionnaire directly to the student ( if applicable).
applicaTion procedureS for inTernaTional
Florida Career College is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility)
forms. International students are encouraged to apply for admission and
must meet the same admission requirements as U.S. citizens. If the
applicant is accepted, he/she will be sent appropriate information and
documentation concerning the student visa process. When students
apply to the College from outside the United States, they must, in
addition to submitting a College application, submit the following material
before an I-20 Form can be issued:
1. Completed, dated and signed pre-application for admissions.
2. Phone Interview with an appointed representative from the
We are here to assist audiTing of claSSeS
Graduates may take advantage of complimentary enhancement training,
Students can use the computer laboratory when classes are not in
provided that classes are available and space permits. Graduates will be session. Tutors will be available to answer general questions. Formal
you … responsible for the cost of materials if applicable. Graduates preparing
for new employment will find this a valuable way to update and refine
tutoring sessions can be scheduled for specific subjects by contacting
the Education Department. The final decision regarding the number of
their skills. hours scheduled and tutor assigned is subject to the approval of the
We offer our services so that you Director of Education. There is no additional cost to the student for
may take full advantage of all our academic adviSemenT
The Education and Student Services Department provides academic
educational opportunities. advising to students throughout their program, based on individual educaTion reSourceS
students’ needs. The College’s web access allows students to view their upcoming
scheduled courses, communicate with instructors via e-mail, view their
librarY / reSource cenTer grade book, and access periodicals. These are just a few of the many
The library/resource center is a centralized place where students can services that the College’s web access provides for students.
use professional reference books and periodicals. The College also
maintains a multimedia computer system that has up-to-date online
references. Florida Career College is a member of The Library and
Information Resources Network which enables students to access
resources from any location in which they have access to the Internet.
Students are financially responsible for items borrowed and will be
charged overdue fines for late or unreturned items. All charges must
be paid before graduation. Specific details are found in the Library
Handbook. The Library Late Fee is .25¢/day/item and library fines for
non-returnable items are the full replacement cost and/or assessed
microSofT campuS agreemenT
Florida Career College has a campus-wide licensing program that allows
students to install specific software on their computers.
Additional Benefits of Campus Agreement include:
• Students are provided with the software they need to study.
• The College can implement new technology instruction faster
knowing that students and faculty are provided with access to the
• Students are provided with legal, licensed software.
• Students are offered software at a discount.
• Students can obtain new versions as they are released.
A quarterly supply fee includes the use of the following:
• Microsoft Software License
• Library/Resource Center
• Internet Access
• Student Online Resources
• Emergency Notification System
The supply fee is $28.00 per quarter for full-time or part-time students.
career serVices assistance
Our goal: get your career off on the right foot … career ServiceS aSSiSTance
Florida Career College places great emphasis on helping graduates find
employment in their field of study. The Career Services Department will
advise students of career opportunities and begin assisting them with
Your career services advisor can be a very valuable asset in beginning a their job search months before they graduate. College staff will help
rewarding career. You are encouraged to visit Career Services soon after create a professional resume and sharpen students’ interviewing skills.
beginning your course work. We take pride in the ever-growing number of employers that are
aware of the quality of our graduates. Our staff maintains professional
relationships with potential employers in an on-going effort to expand
our employment base. Our network of successful graduates is constantly
growing, allowing us to provide an even more effective employment
assistance service through referrals and recommendations. This alone
gives our students a tremendous advantage.
Florida Career College is not permitted by law to guarantee
employment. All programs are designed to prepare graduates for entry-
level positions. Career Services makes every effort to assist students
with job search services.
Students may attend our annual career fairs. This is an exciting
opportunity to meet and interview with potential employers for full and
Throughout the year, various employers conduct on-campus interviews,
seeking qualified students for career opportunities within their
We continually update job openings through our online web site, forward
students’ resumes to potential employers, and arrange interviews.
The following workshops are offered to our students:
• Your Career Starts Now
• Planning for Success and Beginning Your Job Search
• Resume, Cover Letters, Employment Applications
• The Interview and After the Interview
• Job Success and Navigating Your Career
financial aid information
With the many The Financial Aid Office at Florida Career College is dedicated to
helping students find ways to finance their education. This office is
federal pell granT
The Federal Pell Grant Program is intended to give eligible students
staffed by the Director of Financial Aid and Financial Aid Advisors financial access to the college of their choice. Federal Pell Grants do
resources available and Planners. The financial aid staff is available to all current and
prospective students. They may be reached by calling the campus to
not have to be repaid and the Pell Grant eligibility determination is the
foundation upon which all other federal student financial aid is built.
to students today, we schedule an appointment or they are available on a walk-in basis. Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who
have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree (a professional
believe we can make applYing for financial aid
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students wishing to
degree would include a degree in a field such as pharmacy or
dentistry). Awards can range up to $5,350.00 per academic year and
are based on the financial need of the family or individual and the cost
a college education
apply for financial aid must submit the following forms:
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) of education. Students are notified of their Federal Pell Grant eligibility
• A list of schools (beyond high school) previously attended through an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). This report
affordable for almost • Completed loan applications or bring their Federal PIN number(if the
student is applying for any of the federal loan programs available at
is electronically transmitted directly to the College and student by
the federal processor. The U.S. Department of Education employs a
everyone. Florida Career College)
• Personal references with a valid address and phone number if
uniform formula to evaluate the information contained on the student aid
application and to determine the index of need (EFC). In order to receive
applying for a loan an award, the ISIR must be reviewed and eligibility confirmed by the
Financial Aid Office.
Our financial aid representatives will The Financial Aid Office will notify the student if further documentation is
explain all your many options to you. needed. To receive a financial aid award, the student must be admitted federal Seog
and enrolled in Florida Career College. The Financial Aid Office will not A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for
award financial aid to any student who has not formally enrolled in the undergraduates with exceptional financial needs, which means students
College. with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC). This program
gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants with the
general eligibiliTY requiremenTS lowest EFC. Students can receive between $100 up to $2,000 a year
Students wishing to receive Federal Student Aid must meet the following depending on when they apply, their level of need, and the funding level
requirements: of the school. An FSEOG award does not have to be repaid.
• Enroll in an academic program leading to a degree or diploma
• Certification of high school diploma or equivalent or, at campuses academic compeTiTiveneSS granT (acg)
where accepted, be able to pass an ability to benefit (ATB) test ACG is a need-based grant awarded to U.S. Citizens and Residents
• Demonstrate financial need enrolled at least halftime who completed a Rigorous High School
• Not be in default on a student loan on or owe a refund on a federal Program of Study after January 1, 2006. Students can call 1-800-443-
grant received at a prior institution 3243 to pre-qualify. Grant awards are up to $750 for the first academic
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as outlined in the College’s year and $1,300 for the second academic year and do not have to be
catalog repaid. Contact the Financial Aid Department for more information.
• Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen
SubSidized federal STudenT loanS
deTerminaTion of need Direct and FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans are awarded on the basis of
The eligibility to receive all types of federal student aid is determined financial need and requires attendance of at least half time each quarter
through a standardized formula based upon information the student to be eligible for the loan. Students will not be charged any interest until
provides on the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The their loan enters repayment or during authorized periods of deferment.
amount of federal financial aid the student will be offered depends upon The federal government subsidizes the interest during these periods.
the student’s financial need. The maximum interest rate on the Federal Subsidized loan is 5.6%, as
of the date this catalog was published. The interest is adjusted annually
financial aid programS based on the federal treasury bill on July 1 each year. Students will
All students will receive a copy of The Student Guide for Financial Aid be notified by their lender of interest rate changes throughout the life
which is published by the U.S. Department of Education. The school of their loan. Students will pay a fee of up to 1.5% of the loan amount;
is designated as an eligible institution by the U. S. Department of these fees are deducted proportionately from each disbursement of their
Education for participation in the following programs. loan. Students must begin repaying these loans six months after they
graduate, withdraw from school, or drop below halftime enrollment. An The program encourages community service work and work that is awarded to eligible applicants. Awards are calculated based on
entrance and exit interview is required by all Federal Direct and FFEL related to the student’s course of study. Employment is part-time only scheduled credit hours in the academic year and financial need. The
Stafford Loan borrowers. and a limited number of FWS jobs are available. An application can maximum scholarship amount is $1,600.00 per academic year. The
be made through the College’s Financial Aid Department. Eligibility is scholarship is disbursed into equal payments at the beginning of each
unSubSidized federal STudenT loanS based on financial need and the availability of funds. quarter during the award period. Students meeting the requirements can
Direct and FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are not awarded on the apply for the scholarship every award year through graduation.
basis of financial need and requires attendance of least half time each veTeranS adminiSTraTion benefiTS
quarter to be eligible for the loan. Students will be charged interest Most programs offered by the College are approved for one or more of To establish and maintain eligibility students must:
from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. The maximum the Veterans Administration educational assistance benefits programs. • maintain a GPA of 2.67 or above
interest rate on the unsubsidized loan is 6.8%, as of the date this Veterans, dependents of veterans and war orphans may be eligible • be current on their financial obligations
catalog was published. The interest rate is adjusted annually based on for VA benefits. For further information and assistance in establishing • have completed at least three quarters or one full Stafford/Direct loan
the federal treasury bill on July 1 each year. Students will be notified eligibility for educational benefits please contact your local VA office or award year to be eligible
by their lender of interest rate changes throughout the life of their loan. the Financial Aid Department on campus. • leaves of absences do not count as completed quarters.
Students will pay a fee of up to 1.5% of the loan amount; these fees are • Graduated from an FCC program and enrolled in another FCC
deducted proportionately from each disbursement of their loan. Students Veterans receiving VA benefits will be monitored under the same program
must begin repaying these loans six months after they graduate, Satisfactory Progress Standards requirements as students who receive
withdraw from school, or drop below half-time enrollment. An entrance other financial aid. noTificaTion of federal aWard diSburSemenT
and exit interview is required by all Federal Direct and FFEL Stafford Florida Career College participates in the “Electronic Funds Transfer”
Loan borrowers. va chapTer 33 YelloW ribbon ScholarShip (EFT) of the U.S. Department of Education. Under this system, the
Florida Career College will award up to a $1,000 scholarship per Department transfers funds to a specially designed bank account for
federal STudenT pluS loanS academic year for students who are eligible for and elect to participate the College to award eligible Federal Grant and Direct Loan recipients.
Direct and FFEL PLUS Loans enable parents with good credit history in Chapter 33 VA benefit program. Each scholarship award is The Department of Education does not forward a separate check to the
to borrow funds to pay for educational expenses of each child that is determined based on the portion of the award year tuition and fees that College for each student. Students who applied for a Federal Stafford
determined to be a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least were not covered by the students’ Chapter 33 eligibility amount. In or Federal PLUS Loans will have their federal loan disbursements sent
halftime. Most of the benefits to parent borrowers are identical in the addition to the institutions contribution, the VA will match the college’s directly to the College via EFT by the lending institution. Their account
Direct and FFEL programs. The maximum interest rate on the PLUS contribution up to $1,000 per academic year. Please contact the will be credited and any federal funds remaining after payment of all
loan is 8.5%, as of the date this catalog was published. The interest rate campus Registrar or Financial Aid Director for program details. charges are issued to the student in the form of a check at the end of
is adjusted annually based on the Federal Treasury bill on July 1 each their academic year, the student has the option to apply those funds
year. Interest is charged on the loan from the date the first disbursement florida STudenT aSSiSTance granT (fSag) to future charges. Federal Financial aid disbursements are made at
is made until the loan is paid in full. Parents will pay a fee of up to 4% FSAG is a need-based program administered by the state. These grants the beginning of each quarter. An estimated award letter is used by
of the loan amount; this fee is deducted proportionately each time a are awarded to students enrolled and attending on a fulltime basis in an the College to notify the student of the award and shows projections
disbursement is made. The loan will go in to repayment 60 days after associate degree program who demonstrate financial need based upon based on the student’s enrollment status. These amounts are subject to
the final loan disbursement for the academic year. There is no grace the eligibility criteria of the State grant program. An FSAG grant does change if for any reason the student’s enrollment status changes.
period for these loans but parents can contact the lender to request the not have to be repaid.
payments to be deferred while the student is in school. STudenT aid deadlineS & verificaTion conSequenceS
florida brighT fuTureS ScholarShip program Verification is the process of confirming the accuracy of information
alTernaTive loanS This is a lottery-funded scholarship to reward Florida high school supplied by students and parents on the application for Federal Student
Florida Career College has alternative funding sources available to graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement. Applications Aid. A student whose application is selected for verification must
students who qualify. These non-Federal Education loans provide funds and eligibility criteria are available from your high school guidance office complete verification no later than 30 days after notification unless
to assist students meet the cost of education once other sources of aid or at the floridastudentfinancialaid.org website. an extension is granted by the Financial Aid Office. If applicants fail
have been depleted or when annual federal student loan limits have to complete verification by the applicable deadline, they may forfeit
been reached. These private student loans have differing origination eligibility for Federal Student Aid. Any funds already disbursed from the
florida prepaid program
fees, interest rates, and repayment options. Contact the Financial Aid Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG or Federal Subsidized loan must
Florida Career College is an approved institution of the Florida Prepaid
Department for more information on your options. be repaid. Students on Federal Work Study can no longer continue to
Program. While the benefits of a Florida Prepaid College contract may
work, and any funds remaining to be earned must be canceled.
be utilized at this institution, the Florida Prepaid College Board does not
federal WorK STudY program (fWS) endorse any particular college or university.
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and applicaTion reJecT code
graduate students attending at least halftime with financial need by Every application for Federal Student Aid is run through a series of
JoSeph nagengaST ScholarShip
allowing them to work and earn money to help pay education expenses. database matches with Federal and State agencies to confirm the
The Joseph Nagengast Scholarship is a need based merit scholarship
financial aid information
identity of the students and parents. A student whose application fcc TiTle iv code of conducT Ban on staffing assistance. FCC shall not request or accept from any
does not clear this confirmation process will be required to provide the Florida Career College (FCC) seeks to ensure transparency in the lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office
institution with additional documentation before being eligible for the administration of its student financial aid program and to avoid the harm staffing.
federal student aid programs. If applicants fail to provide the required that may arise from actual, potential, or perceived conflicts of interest.
information to the institution by the applicable deadline, they may forfeit Ban on advisory board compensation. No one employed in the financial
eligibility for Federal Student Aid. In addition, the Higher Education Opportunity Act sets conditions for aid office or that has any responsibilities with respect to education loans
educational institutions to participate in Title IV programs and requires or other student financial aid shall derive any material benefit from
reTurn of TiTle iv program fundS the development of and compliance with a code of conduct prohibiting serving on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a
If a refund is due on behalf of a student under the College’s refund conflicts of interest for its financial aid personnel [HEOA § 487(a)(25)]. lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors. However, such
policy and the student received any federal student aid, then part of the individuals may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in
refund must be returned to the assistance program(s) involved. Any To fulfill these institutional goals and to comply with federal law [HEOA § serving on such advisory board, commission, or group.
refunds due will be made in the following order: 487(e)], FCC has adopted the following code of conduct:
• Federal Direct or FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loan(s), up to amount
disbursed All Officers, employees, and agents of FCC who have responsibilities
• Federal Direct or FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loan(s), up to amount with respect to student educational loans must comply with this code of
• Federal Direct or FFEL PLUS Loan(s), up to amount disbursed
• Federal Pell Grant Program, up to amount disbursed Ban on revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender. Neither FCC as
• Academic Competitiveness Grant, up to amount disbursed an institution nor any individual officer, employee or agent shall enter
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, up to amount into any revenue sharing arrangements with any lender.
• Other Title IV Aid Programs Ban on receiving gifts from a lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer.
• Other federal, state, private or institution aid No officer, employee, or agent, or any of their family members, shall
• The student solicit or accept any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of
education loans. For purposes of this prohibition, the term “gift” means
The above refund distribution procedure is subject to regulatory changes any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other
imposed by the U.S. Department of Education. item having a monetary value of more than a de minimum amount.
Ban on contracting arrangements. No officer, employee, or agent, shall
denial of federal financial aid
accept from any lender or affiliate of any lender any fee, payment, or
A student who is denied federal financial aid has the right to an
other financial benefit (including the opportunity to purchase stock) as
explanation of the basis for denial. Appeals should be made in writing
compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract
and submitted to the Executive Director of Florida Career College with
to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to
copies to the Director of Financial Aid. Federal financial assistance will
be terminated when the recipient ceases to make satisfactory progress
toward the chosen educational goal.
Prohibition against steering borrowers to particular lenders or delaying
re-eSTabliShing eligibiliTY for federal financial loan certifications. FCC shall not assign through award packaging
aid or other methods any first-time borrower’s loan to a particular lender;
Students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to unsatisfactory or refuse to certify or delay certification of any loan based on the
grades or enrollment status must be making satisfactory progress before borrower’s selection of a particular lender or guaranty agency.
the end of the payment period and be enrolled at least halftime to
re-establish eligibility and receive federal financial aid. Prohibition on offers of funds for private loans. FCC shall not request
or accept from any lender an offer of funds for private loans, including
funds for an opportunity pool loan, to students in exchange for providing
Any student who withdraws or graduates is required to undergo an concessions or promises to the lender for a specific number of Title
exit interview with the Financial Aid Department. All students are also IV loans made, insured, or guaranteed, a specified loan volume, or a
required to undergo an exit interview with the Education Department. preferred lender arrangement. An “opportunity pool loan” is defined as
a private education loan made by a lender to a student that involves
a payment by the institution to the lender for extending credit to the
“Right now, three code of conducT
Its imposition or its use in any form of initiation is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary actions against the
Students are expected to respect the rules and regulations of the violator to include counseling and possible termination from Florida
quarters of the fastest College. Professional behavior, attitude, and courtesy towards
instructors, staff, and other students is essential. Students are expected
growing occupations to maintain a neat, professional appearance. Student complaints and grievance procedure
Florida Career College is attentive to the needs of students. In the
require more than Office telephones, copiers, computers and printers are for use by staff
and faculty only. Incoming calls for students will be accepted on College
event that a complaint emerges, students are expected to resolve such
grievances in an appropriate, constructive and timely manner. Most
phones only in emergencies. complaints are often resolved internally through open discussion with
a high school Students may not play games of chance, use offensive language, make
the parties involved.
education.” unnecessary noise, or engage in unprofessional behavior while at the
College. Students must use the College’s computers responsibly and
If a student has a complaint the following procedure should be
addressed based on the problem:
not engage in computer or Internet use that is inappropriate, offensive 1. Academic Grievance - resolve the issue first with the faculty
President or includes pornographic material. Students may not install or remove member or department leader and the Director of Education.
software from the computers in the classrooms unless authorized by an 2. Campus Operational Grievance – resolve the issue first directly with
Barack Obama instructor for class work. Students may not use the College’s Internet the department and/or the Executive Director.
connection to conduct business or download trial and promotional 3. If not resolved and if necessary, the Executive Director will give the
software. guidance of who to contact.
Students will be responsible for payment of all property destroyed or In compliance with federal and state requirements, and with
damaged, with or without intent. Intentional defacing, damaging, or accreditation standards, the College has an institutional grievance policy
destroying of property by any student will result in immediate expulsion for students alleging discriminatory practices. Students may contact
and dismissal without recourse or appeal. the Executive Director to obtain a description of the disability services,
auxiliary aids and the College’s complaint policy and procedures for
The regulations of the College have been established to maintain and filing a grievance regarding disability or discrimination issues.
promote the high standards required by the professional communities
we serve, to recognize the individual differences among students, Any student who feels a complaint is unresolved may refer his/ her
to honor achievements, and to encourage students to work toward grievance to the Executive Director, Commission for Independent
their objectives. Florida Career College complies with the Drug Free Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399,
Workplace Act of 1988. (850) 245-3200 or toll free (888) 224-6684.
Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty will receive an If a student does not feel his/her grievance was adequately resolved, the
immediate failing grade (F) for that course. Academic dishonesty student may also report a grievance to the attention of the Accrediting
includes, but is not limited to, cheating, copying, plagiarism, or failure to Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street, N.E.
report the same. A student may also be dismissed from the School for Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002, (202) 336-6780.
unsatisfactory conduct, unsatisfactory academic progress, or failure to
pay tuition charges when due. equal opporTuniTY STaTemenT
Florida Career College does not discriminate in the admission
Failure to comply with the College’s rules and regulations will be or recruitment of students. The federal financial aid program is
considered reasons for a student’s suspension or expulsion. Students administered without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion,
may appeal a suspension or expulsion within 72 hours. Upon age, or disability. The College’s facilities accommodate disabled persons
readmission to class, the student must make up lost instruction time to and include wide doorways (main entrance and classrooms), wide
the satisfaction of the instructional staff. In the absence of an appeal, the hallways, handicapped parking, elevators, and rest rooms equipped for
student shall be considered dismissed. disabled persons. The staff and faculty are responsive and willing to
meet the special needs of disabled persons. The College is also aware
anti-hazing policy of community services that can assist students. Florida Career College
Hazing is any conduct or initiation into any organization which willfully is an equal opportunity employer.
or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any person.
familY educaTional righTS and privacY acT (ferpa) Trade/Service marK diSclaimer criminal hiSTorY record diScloSure
Florida Career College is committed to the protection of students’ rights All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this publication Some employers may deny employment to students who have a criminal
and privacy of information. In accordance with Public Law are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. record. A criminal background check and drug screening are required
93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, §1002.22, by many agencies before accepting students as externs and employees.
Florida Statutes (2004), the College allows students to access their diScloSure STaTemenT Graduates with felony convictions may not be eligible for professional
educational records; challenge records they believe to be inaccurate, The College reserves the right to teach subject areas in any order it certification or licensure, depending on the requirements of the student’s
incomplete or misleading; and limit the release of such information. deems necessary; to add to or delete from certain courses, programs, chosen program at the time of completion. Students are reminded that
or areas of study as circumstances may require; and to make faculty having a criminal background will limit their employment possibilities and
Records will not be released without the written consent of the student. changes. Changes in training curriculum shall not involve additional background check requirements vary by program. Please contact the
A student will be notified whenever a court subpoenas the records in tuition cost to currently enrolled students unless a new enrollment campus Director of Career Services if you have questions or concerns
which case, written consent is not required. agreement is executed for an expanded program. A change is defined regarding this disclosure.
as a change of program of study, a leave of absence, or a transfer from
The parent(s) of a dependent student (as defined in 26 U.S.C. §152, day to evening or evening to day class. All program cancellations shall
Internal Revenue Code) has the right to inspect records that are be in accordance with the Department of Education and State of Florida
maintained by the College on behalf of the student. rules and regulations.
STudenT-righT-To-KnoW diScloSure STaTemenT caTalog reviSionS
Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with the Student-Right-to- Curriculum, policies and other matters discussed herein are subject to
Know Act (PL 101-542), the graduation rates of degree-seeking, full-time change at the discretion of the College. Changes will be reflected in an
students are available to all current or prospective students from the addendum to this catalog that will then be considered an integral part of
Office of the Registrar and will be provided upon request. this publication. Please see www.careercollege.edu for the most current
phoTo id policY
Students, staff and faculty will be issed one Florida Career College hourS of operaTion and STarT daTeS
photo ID card at no charge. ID card will include either a blue lanyard for Florida Career College offers day, evening and Saturday classes.
students or a red lanyard for staff and faculty. Students may study on a full or part-time basis depending on
their career and family obligations.
ID cards must be worn with lanyard upon entrance to the campus and
displayed photo-side facing forward. During certain hands-on classroom The College is open:
procedures, students may need to remove the ID for safety purposes,
however the ID card must be worn when leaving that classroom and Monday through Thursday
moving about the campus. 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Anyone not wearing a FCC ID card may not be admitted to the campus Friday and Saturday
(classrooms, offices, library, etc.) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cards which have expired dates will be reissued to active students, staff The 2009-2010 Academic Calendar on the back cover provides start
and faculty. It is your responsibility to see the appropriate person at dates. Completion dates are determined by the length of the program
your campus to request an up-to-date card. There is no charge for the based on full-time enrollment.
reissue of an expired ID card. The expired ID must be turned in to get
the updated one at no charge. holidaYS
New Year’s Day Labor Day
Externship students are required to wear their ID Cards at their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Thanksgiving Weekend
externship work sites. Memorial Day Christmas Day
The photos appearing in this catalog are representative of Florida NOTE: Additional holidays and/or closure of campus for situations such as
Career College. These are not actual photos of the facility or operation inclement weather may be declared by the Executive Director.
of the College unless otherwise indicated.
“And so tonight I ask incompleTeS
Incomplete grades will only be given when extraordinary circumstances
A late drop (LDR) grade will be given when a student drops a course
prior to completing 50% of the module. The student will be responsible
beyond the student’s control (e.g., hospitalization, accident, death in the for the entire tuition of the course. The LDR will have no effect on the
every American to family, etc.) prevent him/her from taking the final exam for a particular
course. Therefore, a significant amount of course work needs to be
GPA, but will be used in the calculation of completion percentages.
commit to at least one completed in order to obtain an incomplete grade at the discretion of
the instructor and the Director of Education. The student must notify
If a student drops a course after 50% of the module they will receive
an F grade for the course. The student will be responsible for the entire
year or more of higher the instructor as soon as possible of this situation. Furthermore,
the instructor and/or administration reserves the right to request
tuition for the course. The F will be calculated into the GPA and count
toward the completion percentage. (Not for Cosmetology program.)
documentation before issuing the incomplete grade. The student will
education.” have six weeks from the end of the module in question to make up the
final exam. If the student does not make up the final during this time
Students wishing to withdraw must go through the exit interview and
period, the grade on the final exam will be an F, which will be computed meet with the Director of Education or Executive Director and notify the
President into the final course grade. Therefore, the final course grade will be College Registrar, in writing, prior to leaving. However, when a student
Barack Obama computed into the GPA and count toward the Satisfactory Academic withdraws without written notice to the College, termination of enrollment
Progress (SAP) completion calculations. shall take effect the date the school determines that the student has
withdrawn. Early drop (EDR) grades assigned to withdrawn courses
Cosmetology students will be issued an Incomplete if they do not fulfill are not used in the calculation of the GPA and completion percentage.
all of the requirements of a course. Each cosmetology course will Late Drop (LDR) grades will be used in the calculation of the completion
require specific tests, practical evaluations, and hours of attendance. If a percentage.
student does not complete all the requirements of a course the student
will receive an incomplete or I grade. The Cosmetology student will
laTe paYmenT fee
have four weeks from the end of the module in question to make up all
If a student fails to make a scheduled payment within 10 calendar days
missed work. If the student does not make up the missed work during
of the due date a late charge of 5% of the scheduled payment amount
this time period the incomplete grade will be converted to failing grade of
may be required with each payment as an administrative charge.
F. Students will be placed back into the course as soon as it is available.
From the date when the payment amount becomes due to the date of
Students will need to retake the course and pass all courses with a 75
payment, an interest charge up to the rate of 18 percent per annum
(1.5% monthly) or the maximum lawful rate of interest allowed by law
(whichever is lower) may be charged.
Students taking a late final exam given by a proctor are required to pay
a $25.00 test administration fee. The make-up or re-take exam needs to
courSe SubSTiTuTion / repeTiTion
be arranged through the Education Department and administered by the
College’s testing center. The College’s substitution policy allows students to replace up to two
failed course grades in a program per academic year. Additional failed
courses must be repeated without the substitution of the original grade.
drop / add courSeS
Under both circumstances the College’s satisfactory progress policy
When schedule changes are necessary students must make any
applies. Substitution will allow the original grade to become an “RPT”
changes during the first week of the module. Courses can be added
when the retaken course is successfully completed with a minimum
or dropped from the student’s schedule. However a $100.00 fee
grade of C. The “RPT” grade may have an effect on the GPA. Students
may be charged any time a student drops from full time to half time
who want to retake a course that was not previously an “F” grade may
status. Students applying for Title IV funds will be allowed to be in
do so; however, the original grade remains and is counted towards their
half time status for only two consecutive terms. The timing of the drop
GPA. (Note there may be some financial aid implications). Students not
will determine if a financial and academic penalty is incurred. It is the
eligible for course substitution may still repeat a course. Under course
student’s responsibility to notify the registrar’s office in writing anytime a
repetition the original and retaken courses count toward the GPA and
change is requested.
An early drop (EDR) grade will be given when a student drops a course
changeS in program
during the first week of the module. The EDR will not be charged tuition
or count as a course taken at the school. The EDR will have no effect Students who wish to change from one program to another or seek
on the GPA or completion percentage. an additional degree may do so as long as they meet the standards
of academic progress policy and sign a new enrollment agreement. If
the student was not making satisfactory academic progress in his/her Cosmetology students are required to be in their designated classroom Students will receive a grade of “TRA” for courses with transferred
program of study, the student will be placed on academic probation when the class begins and to attend the entire class. Each student credits. The fee to review transcripts will be a one-time charge of
during the student’s first quarter under the new program of study at the will clock in, by way of electronic Biometric finger pad, set up in $250. The College will determine the number of transferred credits,
school. Students who change their program must first go through the each classroom, with their own personal identification code to verify and any adjustments necessary to the student’s record will be made.
Director of Education’s office for approval. attendance. Cosmetology students will not be admitted into class after A combination of transferred credits from another institution and Credit
9:15 a.m. during the day and after 6:15 p.m. during the evening. If a by Examination (please see below) cannot exceed 50% of a program’s
leave of abSence student has a valid reason to be late or leave early, permission must be total number of credits. Transfer of credits has no effect on GPA or
Students who have a family or personal emergency can take a leave received prior to the day of class. An “admit to class” or “excuse from completion percentage.
of absence from the College and will not be required to apply for class” slip will be issued from the Team Leader. If a student leaves
readmission. The student must make a written request for a leave of the building without permission and does not return, zero (0) hours and Cosmetology Diploma program students who are Florida Licensed
absence. The written request must state the nature of the emergency, services will be given for that day. If lateness becomes a habit, a student Facial Specialist, Nail Technicians, and Full Specialist may be able to
and when the student is planning to resume classes. The leave may will be placed on probation and will be asked to make improvements transfer credits. Non-licensed students can not transfer in credits.
not exceed 180 days within any 12 month period. The leave of absence in this area within a given time frame. If the behavior continues, the
must be approved by the College. Once approved the student is student may be dismissed from the program.
Hours Services Exempt
considered to be on an approved leave of absence (LOA). The approved Florida License
Transferred Transferred Courses
leave of absence may affect the student’s financial aid availability. re-enTrY / re-admiSSion
Courses which have commenced prior to the date of the approved Former students whose education was voluntarily interrupted may apply 10 Hair
Leave of Absence will be assigned a grade of Early Drop (EDR) or Late for readmission. Students must complete a new enrollment agreement 200 hours Removal/
Drop (LDR). Early drop (EDR) grades assigned to these courses are and will be charged tuition and fees according to the rates at the time Facials
not used in the calculation of the GPA and completion percentage. Late of readmission. Re-entering students must be in compliance with the 20 Manicures/ COS107,
Drop (LDR) grades will be used in the calculation of the completion College’s Satisfactory Progress policy. Students who were dismissed Nail Technician 200 hours
percentage. by the College during Academic Probation are eligible for readmission
into a program once they meet the College’s Satisfactory Progress COS107,
Pursuant to Department of Veterans’ Affairs Guidelines, students policy and make arrangements for repaying any outstanding financial Full Specialist 300 hours 30 All Above COS108,
receiving veteran’s benefits will not be eligible for veteran’s educational obligation. COS109
benefits while on leave of absence.
Reasons for Leave of Absence may include: (http://ifap.ed.gov/ If transfer credits are accepted from another institution, Florida Career
presentations/attachments/r2t4.pdf) College will transfer acceptable credits into the program. The acceptable
Student records of academic progress are permanently maintained by
transfer of credits will reduce the total credits required for program
1. Military reasons, the Registrar’s Office. These records are available to active, withdrawn,
completion and will affect maximum timeframe. For example, when a
2. Circumstances covered under the Family and or graduate students at their request. All requests for transcripts must
student enrolls in a program with 120 credits and transfers in 20 credits,
Medical Leave Act of 1993, be submitted to the Registrar’s office in writing with a valid student
there would be 100 credits remaining. The student’s maximum time
3. Jury duty, signature releasing this information. Official transcripts sent to other
frame would then be 100 X 1.5 = 150.
4. Subsequent leave for unforeseen circumstances (up schools will be mailed from the College in a sealed envelope. Florida
to 30 days), Career College does not charge a fee for academic transcripts sent
If a student chooses to change programs within Florida Career College
The student must return by the end of the leave of absence or they will directly to other educational institutions. Diplomas, degrees, certificates,
the institution will transfer the applicable credits to another program. The
be withdrawn. and transcripts will NOT be issued unless the student has met all
acceptable transfer of credits will reduce the total credits required for
requirements including the satisfaction of all financial obligations. Official
program completion and will affect maximum timeframe and GPA.
coSmeTologY diploma program parTicipaTion transcripts may be released to the student at a cost of $7.50.
If a graduate of Florida Career College chooses to enroll in new program
Cosmetology students are required to complete 100% of the 1200 TranSfer of courSe crediTS the institution will transfer applicable credits to another program. The
scheduled program hours per the Florida State Board of Cosmetology. The College upon receipt of official transcripts will evaluate credits acceptable transfer of credits will reduce the total credits required for
To successfully complete each course students must maintain a 90% for previous training earned at institutions accredited by agencies program completion and will affect maximum timeframe and GPA.
participation rate. recognized by the United States Department of Education. Official
transcripts must be received prior to the end of the first module of Florida Career College does not guarantee transferability of credit to any
TardineSS policY attendance at Florida Career College. If the transcripts are not in other college, university, or institution. Any decision on the comparability
All students are expected to arrive to class on time and prepared to English, then they must be translated by an approved credentialing of credits and whether or not they should be accepted is solely at the
learn. As classes begin promptly, arriving late to class may cause agency. Transferred credits will only be accepted for courses that match discretion of the receiving institution. Students should not assume that
students to miss valuable material. the content of a course offered in the student’s program. The course any courses or programs can be transferred to another institution.
must be completed with a minimum grade of C to be awarded as credit.
crediT bY examinaTion needed will vary with the individual, but experience has shown that All letter grades A through F are used in the calculation of the GPA and
Students who have work experience or can demonstrate mastery of strongly motivated students, who are conscientious about homework completion percentage. LDR grades and RPT grades are used in the
a particular subject may request Credit by Examination. This privilege assignments, are generally able to make much faster progress. computation of completion percentage.
involves taking a comprehensive examination instead of taking the
course itself. Students wishing to take advantage of this must seek campuS SecuriTY reporT graduaTion requiremenTS
approval from the Director of Education. All exams must be taken before In compliance with state and federal disclosure requirements, upon Upon successful completion of all prescribed subjects, or equivalent,
or during the student’s first quarter of their current program. Once enrollment students are provided with school policies on crime of instruction with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
students have begun their second quarter in their current program, awareness, prevention, and the reporting of crime which might be and satisfaction of all financial obligations to the College, the student
they can no longer request the Credit by Examination privilege for any observed. shall receive a diploma or Associate of Science Degree or Bachelor of
course. Students will be charged an administration fee of $125 for each Science Degree. Any student failing to meet the above requirements
requested Credit By Examination regardless of whether they pass or The College tabulates crime statistics annually and reports the past may not participate in graduation ceremonies. Diplomas, degrees,
fail the examination. Students who pass the examination will not have three years statistics. An annual report is published and available to certificates, and transcripts will NOT be issued unless the student has
to take the course. Students who fail the examination must register for students, college staff and faculty on the school’s STARS system in the met all requirements including the satisfaction of all financial obligations.
the course and will be charged the full tuition amount. The Credit by policy section.
Examination fee will not be applied toward the cost of tuition. Students Cosmetology and Clinical Skin Care students must maintain a minimum
who pass the examination will receive a grade of “TOU” denoting credit. The College security policies and sexual assault prevention program are grade of 75 in all course work and complete all program requirements.
The test out grade does not affect the GPA but will affect the maximum supported by the design of the physical plant. All areas are continuously Students are subject to meet all of the requirements of the graduation
timeframe. monitored by the College staff and faculty. policy.
independenT STudY courSeS STudenT progreSS - grading SYSTem STandardS of SaTiSfacTorY progreSS
Students with an extenuating circumstance may request to complete a Students receive a progress report each module or at any time upon All students must meet the following minimum standards of academic
course by Independent Study. Independent Study courses are limited, their request. Students will receive grades accordingly to the following achievement. Successful course completion requires that all courses
and must be approved by the Director of Education. Each request will be grade scale: be successfully completed in order to graduate. Florida Career College
reviewed for approval on an individual basis. defines satisfactory academic progress as follows:
Grade scale range interpretation Minimum Successful
STudenT STaTuS A 4.00 93 - 100 Excellent Course Completion %
Students attending 12 or more credit hours per quarter will be A- 3.67 90 - 92 required evaluation Point Minimum GPA of Courses Attempted
considered full-time students. Students attending nine credit hours per B+ 3.33 87 - 89 ** 25% of max. time frame 1.25 55%
quarter will be considered 3/4 time. Students attending six credit hours B 3.00 83 - 86 Good * 50% of max. time frame 1.5 60%
per quarter will be considered half-time. Students attending less than 6 B- 2.67 80 - 82 * 100% of max. time frame 2.0
credits are considered less than half-time and are not eligible for Federal C+ 2.33 77 - 79 ** End of 1st Academic Year 1.5 60%
loans. C 2.00 73 - 76 Average
C- 1.67 70 - 72 (or 50% of the standard program length, if less than one academic year)
academic Timeframe D+ 1.33 67 - 69
The majority of programs at FCC are on the quarter system which D 1.00 63 - 66 Poor * End of Second Academic Year 2.0 60%
divides into four quarters. (12 weeks each): D- 0.67 60 - 62 * Each Subsequent Academic Year 2.0 60%
Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Each quarter is divided into two (six F 0.00 0 - 59 Failing
week) modules. However, the Cosmetology Program is a clock hour I.................................. Incomplete (temporary) * Students not meeting standards are not eligible for financial aid, may
system. Each quarter is divided into three (four week) modules. EDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early Drop not be placed on probation, and must be dismissed from their program.
LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Late Drop
Typically, credit hours are expressed in quarter or module hours and RPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course was repeated **Students may repeat classes to improve the GPA, but are not able to
indicate the number of class meeting hours per week during the module. TOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Credit by Examination receive Financial Aid for any course that was previously completed with
Hours convert to credit based on the following formula: 1 credit = 10 TRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transfer a passing grade or a diploma in their program.
lecture hours, 1 credit = 20 lab hours, and 1 credit = 30 internship hours. S ................................. Satisfactory (Externship
A “class hour” is 50 minutes. Passed) ***Students not meeting standards do not have to be dismissed;
U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unsatisfactory (Externship probation required.
homeWorK and pracTice Not Passed)
It is important for a student to understand that time must be devoted GEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Education A satisfactory progress report is generated each quarter for active
to homework and skill development practice. The amount of time Equivalency (Passed) students. Students will be evaluated according to the standards of
satisfactory progress as stated above within the allotted time frame.
maximum Time frame the program enrolled described on the front page of the agreement. cancels the agreement within three (3) business days. An administrative
All full-time or part-time students must meet other eligibility requirements The student shall have the option to cancel the agreement at any time fee of $100 or 5% of the charges for the term, whichever is less, may be
imposed while enrolled at the College. To maintain satisfactory progress, by giving written notice to the Executive Director. Should the student imposed to any student that withdraws from his/her program of study.
students must complete the total credit hours of their program within be under 18 years of age, notification must be accompanied by a letter
150% of the normal duration of the program. from the parent or guardian consenting to the withdrawal. The Tuition coSmeTologY program refund policY
Per Credit will not change during the enrollment period. Students This refund policy will apply to all students enrolled in the Cosmetology
academic probaTion / Warning who withdraw from the College will be subject to a new Enrollment program. Tuition is charged by the payment period and refunds are
Academic Probation occurs when a student is not meeting satisfactory Agreement at the prevailing tuition rate, at the time of readmission. calculated based on the percentage of program attended.
progress. Students are required to retake courses they failed or upgrade
skills that lowered their GPA or completion percentage until they have refund policY Non-Acceptance: An applicant who is rejected by the College shall be
met the Standards of Satisfactory Progress. At the time a student is The refund policy will apply to all students terminating enrollment. entitled to a full refund of all monies paid to the College.
placed on Academic Probation he/she must meet with the Director of Tuition is charged by the quarter and credits scheduled. Refunds are
Education who will evaluate the student’s ability and desire to progress calculated on the basis of total quarter charges payable. No-Shows: All tuition paid will be refunded to applicants who enroll
towards satisfactory progress. and do not attend class. The College, however, will charge a $100
Non-Acceptance: An applicant who is rejected by the College shall be registration fee (or $450 foreign student registration fee). The
Students can be removed from Academic Probation one module after entitled to a full refund of all monies paid to the College. registration fee is not applicable toward tuition and will not be refunded
they are found to be in compliance with the Standards of Satisfactory unless the applicant cancels the agreement within three (3) business
Progress. Students may remain on Academic Probation up to the No-Shows: All tuition paid will be refunded to applicants who enroll days after execution by the applicant.
50% of the Maximum Time Frame of their program. If students cannot and do not attend class. The College, however, will charge a $100
improve their grade while on Academic Probation they will be dismissed registration fee (or $450 foreign student registration fee). The First-Time / First-Term Students: Students who terminate their
from the College. Students may appeal probation or dismissal. This registration fee is not applicable toward tuition and will not be refunded enrollment at the college with in the first 10% of the payment period
will allow students to explain any mitigating or special circumstances. unless the applicant cancels the agreement within three (3) business will receive 100% refund of tuition and educational fees. Students will
The student must petition the College in writing, outlining the reasons days after execution by the applicant. be responsible for the registration fee and any supply or book costs. A
for not being able to maintain satisfactory progress. The petition must Student who terminates their enrollment subsequent to the first 10% of
also include steps that will be taken by the student to improve his/her Newly Enrolled Students (initial term): Newly enrolled students who their payment period will be charged according to the following chart.
academic standing with the College. The letter must be addressed and officially terminate their enrollment at the College within the first two
delivered to the Director of Education. All petitions will be reviewed and weeks of their initial term will receive a 100% refund of tuition and Percentage of payment period
responded to in writing. appropriate educational fees. Newly enrolled students who terminate Number of Clock Hour completed
enrollment subsequent to their first two weeks of enrollment will be
The Director of Education may determine that a student is in jeopardy charged 100% of the tuition for the term. All students will be responsible 11% - 20% 20%
of falling below satisfactory progress and may place that student on for the registration and administrative fees, as described below, as well 21% - 30% 30%
Academic Warning. A meeting will be held with the Director of Education as book costs.
and the student to determine the cause and potential remedies to help 31% - 40% 40%
the student maintain satisfactory progress. Drop/Add Period: The Drop/Add period is up to 10% of the module. 41% - 50% 50%
When schedule changes are necessary students must make any
Over 50% 100%
*TuiTion and feeS changes during the first week of the module. Courses can be added
Registration Fee $100.00 or dropped from the student’s schedule. The timing of the drop will
Drop/Add Period: (Does not apply to continuing Cosmetology students)
Foreign Student Registration Fee (non-refundable) $450.00 determine if a financial and academic penalty is incurred. It is the
Lab Fees (see course descriptions) $0 to $75.00 student’s responsibility to notify the registrar’s office in writing anytime
a change is requested. Students who drop a course after the Drop/Add reTurn of TiTle iv program fundS (excepT
Supply Fees (per quarter) $28.00
Medical Lab Fee $350.00 period has ended will not receive a refund. coSmeTologY)
Transcript Review for Transferred Credits (one time) $250.00 When a withdrawing student has been awarded financial aid, those
Credit By Examination (per course) $125.00 Portion of Module Attended tuition retained funds are subject to federal regulations and the Return of Funds
Transcript (Fee waived if transferred to another school) $7.50 by the College Guidelines by the U.S. Department of Education.
Diploma Replacement $35.00 Up to 10% of the module (Drop/Add Period) No charge
* See Tuition and Books and Supplies charges in catalog addendum. Thereafter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% of module The federal student aid earned for the term is based on the percentage
tuition of completion for the quarter. For example, if a student completes 30
Refunds shall be made within 30 days of the date of withdrawal. percent of the quarter, the student earns 30 percent of the federal
The College will charge a registration fee. The registration fee is not student aid awarded for the quarter. Seventy percent of the aid awarded
The Enrollment Agreement shall extend for the duration (months) of for the quarter is considered unearned. The institution will return that
applicable toward tuition and will not be refunded unless the applicant
portion of the federal student aid received which exceeds 30 percent of for not being able to complete their externship within the required or termination from the school. However, the student can appeal the
the amount earned. Once the student has completed 60 percent of the time. dismissal due to mitigating circumstances.
quarter or successfully completes one course in the quarter, the student • The petition must also include steps that will be taken by the student
earns 100 percent of all aid awarded for the quarter. For Cosmetology to improve his/her academic standing with the College. EXTERNSHIP CONDUCT: The externship site is a professional
program see Cosmetology Handbook or enrollment agreement. • The letter must be addressed and delivered to the Director of environment. Students must conduct themselves in a professional
Education. manner deemed appropriate for the workplace including arriving on
After calculations are made, students will be invoiced for any unpaid • All petitions will be reviewed and responded to in writing. time, leaving on time and acting in a reliable and responsible manner.
balance on the student’s account, and the student will be responsible Students must demonstrate a professional image and demeanor and
to remit payment to the institution for this unpaid balance. All unpaid Students are required to attend externship assignments during daytime practice good personal hygiene at all times during the externship.
balances are subject to State and Federal allowable interest charges, working hours. As most medical offices, clinics, and other appropriate Students will wear the designated College uniform unless the Site
late fees, and collection fees. externship sites have daytime hours, it will be necessary for all students, requests otherwise. Students must adhere to site protocols and
including evening students, to make arrangements to complete their complete any assignments assigned by instructors. The student is never
EXTERNSHIP POLICIES: Students, who successfully complete the externship during these hours. Before beginning their assignments, to reveal any confidential information regarding patients or clients. The
required courses and receive instructor approval in those programs, Allied Health students must have a current CPR certification that is valid student’s ability to complete externship at the designated site is at the
will be placed on externship at appropriate facilities. Externships are for the length of the clinical rotation. Clinical sites may require additional sole discretion of the site supervisor. The site supervisor may at any
designed to be instructional in nature by providing students with hands- medical information and/or immunizations for the students to begin their time, for any reason, request that the College relocate the student to
on experience. Externships are a cooperative effort among the College, clinical program. The student is responsible for any cost associated with another site. Students that have been asked to leave the externship
the students and the externship facilities. Students do not displace these additional requirements. site by the supervisor may have to wait until another externship rotation
existing externship site personnel. The College maintains general liability becomes available to resume their program. Therefore, students should
insurance on all students and faculty while at externship sites. EXTERNSHIP ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Students must attend make every effort to ensure that their externship experiences are
the days and hours designated by the site. Days or times of externship successful. Students are expected to demonstrate the utmost integrity
EXTERNSHIP ASSIGNMENT: Externship assignments are typically made may not be rearranged without permission from the College’s Externship and honesty while on externship. Providing false data to the College
near the end of the didactic portion of the program. Students must be Coordinator and the assigned site supervisor. In the event that the regarding externship attendance or performance is grounds for dismissal
prepared to travel to their externship assignments. The College will student will be absent for externship, the student must call the assigned from the College subject to an appeal.
attempt to assign sites that are within a 60-mile radius of the College site and the College in advance. If the site or the College determines
and that are convenient for the students. However, this may not always that the student is not reliable for any reason, including absence,
be possible. Based on externship site availability, students may be the student maybe removed from the site. In any case, if a student
required to complete their externship at more than one site. Students misses five or more consecutive days of externship, the student may
who decline two sites may be required to locate their own approved site. be required to meet with the Director of Education and the Externship
In such an event, the school makes no assurance as to when or if other Coordinator to review their academic status. Students are required
sites will be available. to attend 100% of required externship hours. Florida Career College’s
holidays and vacations do not apply to students on externship. It is
Certain externship sites require that a criminal background check be the responsibility of the student to provide the school with a time sheet
done on all student extern applicants. These sites will consider only signed by the site supervisor documenting externship hours completed
those applicants that pass their criminal background requirements as for the week no later than Monday of the following week. If a student
potential externship candidates. has missed any externship time, arrangements for make up time must
be made with the site supervisor. Students will not be considered to
Depending on the availability of externship sites there may be a period have completed their externship until the site supervisor has certified all
of up to 30 days between the scheduled end of the didactic portion of required attendance hours.
the program and the date the students begin their program. This may
extend a student’s expected graduation date. In the event of such a gap, EXTERNSHIP PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: A designated site
students are expected to make use of labs and other College facilities supervisor will evaluate a student’s progress in the externship and
at least eight hours per week as scheduled by the College Director or submit evaluations to the school. In addition, a faculty member/
the Education Director. If a student has extended their 30 day grace Externship Coordinator will evaluate the student during the externship.
period between the didactic portion of the program and their externship, The student is responsible for submitting evaluations and time logs to
the student may be dismissed. However, the student can appeal the the specific program Externship Coordinator or Medical Instructor. These
dismissal due to mitigating circumstances. submissions are required for graduation. Externships are graded on a
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis and, therefore, are not used toward
APPEAL PROCESS the calculation of grade average. If the student fails to progress in the
• The student must petition the College in writing, outlining the reasons externship, the student may be subject to an extension of the program
2009 - 2010 KEY DATES HolIDAYS AND BREAKS
Last Day to
Last Day Drop Class for
Quarter Starts Module Start to Start Class 100% Refund Module Ends Grad Date 2009
Winter ‘09 1/5/2009 1/7/2009 1/8/2009 2/12/2009 2/12/2009 HOLIDAY (Memorial Day) School Closed May 25, 2009
1/5/2009 2/16/2009 2/18/2009 2/19/2009 3/26/2009 3/26/2009
SUMMER BREAK(A) No Classes - School Open June 22, 2009 to June 26, 2009
Spring ‘09 3/30/2009 4/1/2009 4/2/2009 5/7/2009 5/7/2009 HOLIDAY (Independence Observance Day) School Closed July 3, 2009
3/30/2009 5/11/2009 5/13/2009 5/14/2009 6/18/2009 6/18/2009 SUMMER BREAK(B) No Classes - School Open August 10, 2009 to August 14, 2009
HOLIDAY (Labor Day) School Closed September 7, 2009
Summer ‘09 6/29/2009 7/1/2009 7/2/2009 8/6/2009 8/6/2009
6/29/2009 8/17/2009 8/19/2009 8/20/2009 9/24/2009 9/24/2009 HOLIDAY (Thanksgiving Weekend) School Closed November 26, 2009 to November 28, 2009
WINTER BREAK No Classes - School Open December 21, 2009 to January 2, 2010
Fall ‘09 9/28/2009 9/30/2009 10/1/2009 11/5/2009 11/5/2009 HOLIDAY (Christmas) School Closed December 25, 2009
9/28/2009 11/9/2009 11/11/2009 11/12/2009 12/17/2009 12/17/2009
Winter ‘10 1/4/2010 1/6/2010 1/7/2010 2/11/2010 2/11/2010 2010
1/4/2010 2/15/2010 2/17/2010 2/18/2010 3/25/2010 3/25/2010 HOLIDAY (New Year’s Observance) School Closed January 1, 2010
HOLIDAY (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) No Classes - School Open January 18, 2010
Spring ‘10 3/29/2010 3/31/2010 4/1/2010 5/6/2010 5/6/2010
3/29/2010 5/10/2010 5/12/2010 5/13/2010 6/17/2010 6/17/2010 HOLIDAY (Memorial Day) School Closed May 31, 2010
SUMMER BREAK(A) No Classes - School Open June 21, 2010 to June 25, 2010
Summer ‘10 6/28/2010 6/30/2010 7/1/2010 8/5/2010 8/5/2010 HOLIDAY (Independence Observance Day) School Closed July 5, 2010
6/28/2010 8/23/2010 8/25/2010 8/26/2010 9/30/2010 9/30/2010
SUMMER BREAK(B) No Classes - School Open August 9, 2010 to August 20, 2010
Fall ‘10 10/4/2010 10/6/2010 10/7/2010 11/11/2010 11/11/2010 HOLIDAY (Labor Day) School Closed September 6, 2010
10/4/2010 11/15/2010 11/17/2010 11/18/2010 12/23/2010 12/23/2010 HOLIDAY (Thanksgiving Weekend) School Closed November 25, 2010 to November 27, 2010
WINTER BREAK No Classes - School Open December 24, 2010 to January 7, 2011
HOLIDAY (Christmas) School Closed December 24, 2010
2009 - 2010 KEY DATES - coSmETologY
Quarter Starts *Module Start Module Ends Grad Date
Summer‘09 8/31/09 9/26/09 8/21/10
Fall ‘10 9/28/09 10/24/09 9/18/10
10/26/09 11/21/09 10/16/10
11/23/09 12/23/09 11/13/10
Winter ‘10 1/4/10 1/30/10 12/18/10
2/1/10 2/27/10 1/29/11
3/1/10 3/27/10 2/26/11
Spring ‘10 3/29/10 4/24/10 3/26/11
4/26/10 5/22/10 4/23/11
5/24/10 6/19/10 5/21/11
Summer ‘10 6/28/10 7/24/10 6/18/11
*All Cosmetology Students must start class on the first day of the module. The above information is subject to change and can be viewed in the addendum located at http://www.careercollege.edu/homePage/Catalog.aspx
Brandon Clearwater* Hialeah
2662 S Falkenburg Rd. 410 Park Place Blvd. 3750 West 18 Ave.
33569 33759 33012
SE corner of Falkenburg Road and On Gulf to Bay, on NE corner of 19 and From Route 25, turn onto 18th Avenue
Causeway Blvd in the First Park of 60, behind Bennigan’s. (McDonald’s). First left into shopping
Brandon. College is the first building 727-724-1037 center. College is next to Post Office.
as you enter. 305-825-3231
Jacksonville Lauderdale Lakes Miami Pembroke Pines West Palm Beach
6600-10 Youngerman Circle 3383 N State Rd. 7 1321 SW 107 Ave. 7891 Pines Blvd. 6058 Okeechobee Blvd.
32244 33319 33174 33024 33417
500 yards west of Sam’s Club in Entrance is on Oakland Park Blvd., west In the University Plaza North. East of University Drive. North side of Opposite entrance to Florida’s Turnpike.
Baypointe Center. of State Road 7. 305-553-6065 street in the College Plaza. 561-689-0550
904-573-1900 954-535-8700 954-965-7272
*clearwater campus is covered by a separate catalog.