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					                                           CATALOG
                                           2009-2010




School of Business • School of Allied Health • School of Wellness
   School of Information Technology • School of Cosmetology
                                                                                                                                                                                             VOLUME XXX
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
Page 31
                              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
                              History ................................................................................6
                              *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®




                          1
    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	
          requirements.
                                                                                 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
          staff.

       •	 Instill a quality philosophy in students, staff, and faculty to
          continually exceed expectations.

       •	 Prepare and encourage students to pursue life-long
          learning.




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                                          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
                                          cerTificaTion
                                                                                                                     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.

                                          up-To-daTe programS
                                          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
    career tracks
    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


                                                                                                                              professional
                        Website                    computer repair              computer network        office System
    Diploma




                                                                                                                            Sales & customer
                        designer                     Technician                    Technician           Technologist
                                                                                                                                 Service
                        12	Months                      9	Months                      15	Months             9	Months             9	Months
                        51	Credits                     37	Credits                    61	Credits            37	Credits           41	Credits
    Associates




                                                                                                                              professional
                                 Website                            computer network                      business
                                                                                                                            Sales & customer
                               administrator                           engineer                         administration
                                                                                                                                 Service
                                     24	Months                          24	Months                         21	Months             20	Months
                                     94	Credits                         94	Credits                        90	Credits            90	Credits




                                                  management
    Bachelors




                                                                                                          business
                                                  information                                                                  accounting
                                                                                                        administration
                                                    Systems

                                                   45	Months                                              45	Months             45	Months
                                                   180	Credits                                            180	Credits           180	Credits




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             School of allied health                                                         School of Wellness                                   School of cosmetology



medical assistant         medical coding &     patient care                                clinical                                massage
                                                                                                                                                                cosmetology
  Technician              billing Specialist    Technician                                Skin care                                Therapist

                                                                                                                                                                   11	Months
    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




                                                                                                                                  advanced
             medical office
                                                                                                                                  massage
             administrator
                                                                                                                                  Therapist
                  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

                                                                                                                                                      Website Administrator
                                                                                      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
    licenSure
                                                                             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
    Veterans Affairs.
                                                                             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
        (NASFAA)
                                                                             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
                                                                             Park Blvd.

6                                                                                     *Clearwater campus is covered by a separate catalog.
School of Allied heAlth
      school of allied health
         School of Allied heAlth
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    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
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     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
                                                                              Cosmetology
                                                                              Diploma Program
                                                                              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
                                                                              Cosmetologists.
                 school of cosmetology
                                                                              Program Objectives
                                                                              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.

                                                                               Courses                                                        Credits
                                                                              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
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     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
CAP214        JavaScript Programming                                    3     CDA 218       Managing a Microsoft Server Environment                     3   MAT320       Statistics*                                               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
     certifications.
                                                                                                                                              Website Administrator
                                                                                  Computer Network Engineer


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School of buSineSS
        school of business
              School of buSineSS
17
     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
                                                                                                                                              i
                                                                                                                    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
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     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.




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                                                                                                                                                                      Pembroke
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     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:
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     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
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     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.
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                                                                                    Upper Level Elective
Lower Level General Education                                       Course
                                                                                    Courses Bachelors of       Credits
                                                                                                                                  Management         Health Information
                                                                                                                                                                          Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                             Business
                                                                     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
                                                                                         Systems
SPE201   Speech/Presentation TechniquesG                 4
                                                                                    Information Systems
                                                                   MIS440                                         4                                                          P                  P
                                                                                          Security
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
                                                                                        Management
CAP201   Database II: Microsoft Access                   3
CAP212   HTML Programming                                3                               Intermediate
                                                                   ACC301                                         4                                                                             P
CAP214   JavaScript Programming                          3                                Accounting I
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



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     course descriPtions
      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.
                                                                                 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

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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
CAP101.
                                                                                                                                                         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
Prerequisite: CIS101.
                                                                             and HDLC, and configuring routers for ISDN, Frame Relay and LMI. 3          credits. Prerequisite: CDA215. Lab fee: $30.
                                                                             credits. Prerequisite: CDA203. Lab fee: $30.
CAP214 • Javascript Programming
                                                                                                                                                         CDA227 • Microsoft sQl Administration
Students are exposed to the fundamentals of JavaScript code to add
                                                                             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
Prerequisite: CAP212.
                                                                             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
                                                                             CET207.
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

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     course descriPtions
     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

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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
                                                                                                                                                            h
                                                                                                                                                           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.
                                                                                                                                                           HIM300.
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
COS106.
                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                            m
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
                                                                              Education Component.
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

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     course descriPtions
     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.
                                                                                 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

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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

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     course descriPtions
     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.

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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.
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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,

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     course descriPtions
     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

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admission requirements
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
                                                                                                                     location.
                                  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
                                                                                                                     Responsibility:
                                                                                                                     •	 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
                                  STudenTS (i-20)
                                  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
                                       Admissions Office.



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     student serVices
     We	are	here	to	assist	                audiTing of claSSeS
                                           Graduates may take advantage of complimentary enhancement training,
                                                                                                                       TuToring
                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                       tutoring.
     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
                                           fines.

                                           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
                                              latest software.
                                           •	 Students are provided with legal, licensed software.
                                           •	 Students are offered software at a discount.
                                           •	 Students can obtain new versions as they are released.

                                           SupplY fee
                                           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.




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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.


                                                                            career fairS
                                                                            Students may attend our annual career fairs. This is an exciting
                                                                            opportunity to meet and interview with potential employers for full and
                                                                            part-time jobs.

                                                                            on-campuS recruiTing
                                                                            Throughout the year, various employers conduct on-campus interviews,
                                                                            seeking qualified students for career opportunities within their
                                                                            companies.

                                                                            reSume referralS
                                                                            We continually update job openings through our online web site, forward
                                                                            students’ resumes to potential employers, and arrange interviews.

                                                                            WorKShopS
                                                                            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




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     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

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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

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     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
         disbursed                                                                 conduct.
     •	 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.
         disbursed
     •	 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
                                                                                   education loans.
     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
     exiT inTervieW
                                                                                   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
                                                                                   student.

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general information
“Right	now,	three	             code of conducT
                               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
                                                                                                               Career College.

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.

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     general information
     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
                                                                                  catalog addendum.
     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
                                                                                  Independence Day
     caTalog phoTographY
     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.


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academic information
“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
                                                                                                                 WiThdraWal
                                                                                                                 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
                                or higher.
                                                                                                                 (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.
                                                                                                                 completion percentage.
                                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

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     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
                                                                                                                                                                         Facial                                                  COS107,
     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/
                                                                                                                                                                        Specialist                                               COS108
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pedicures          COS109
     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
                                                                                   TranScripT policY
     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.
     policieS
                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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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.
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     academic information
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              College retains
                                                                                    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
     agreemenT Term
                                                                                    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
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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

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AcAdemic cAlendAr
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
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                                                                            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
                                                                            813-621-5775




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.

				
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