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                                               2011-2012 Academic Calendar
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Summer Term:
  Evening Students Begin: Monday, July 11, 2011       End: Saturday, September 24, 2011
  Day Students     Begin: Tuesday, July 12, 2011      End: Saturday, September 24, 2011
                   Monday, September 5, 2011 - Labor Day-College Closed - affected classes see
Fall Term:         Begin: Monday, October 10, 2011 End: Saturday, December 24, 2011
                   Thursday - Sunday, November 24 - November 27, 2011 -
                   Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
Winter Term:       Begin: Monday, January 9, 2012     End: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Spring Term:       Begin: Monday, April 9, 2012       End: Saturday, June 23, 2012
                   Monday, May 28, 2012 - Memorial Day - College Closed - affected classes see
                                       Central Penn College
Summerdale                         Lancaster Center                       Lehigh Valley Center
600 Valley Road                    1905 Old Philadelphia Pike             1455 Valley Center Parkway,
P.O. Box 309                       Lancaster, PA 17602                    Suite 200
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309          (717) 393-0779                         Bethlehem, PA 18017
(717) 732-0702                                                            (484) 895-3745

Table of Contents

Can I do It?

Catalog Purpose ............................................................................................................................ 3

A Message from the President ...................................................................................................... 4

A Short History of the College ..................................................................................................... 5

How Can I do It?

Services for Students ................................................................................................................... 22

Philosophies and Policies............................................................................................................. 25

wHat Can I BeCome?

Leadership Across the Curriculum .............................................................................................. 37

Academic Programs and Degree Requirements .......................................................................... 40

Course Descriptions .................................................................................................................... 73

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


Directories ................................................................................................................................. 126

Academic Calendar ................................................................................................................... 135

Directions To Central Penn College.......................................................................................... 137

You can.
  The college catalog communicates policies and procedures to students so they know where to
access the resources and support they need to be successful.
   Can I do It?
   President Milano shares the vision of a Central Penn education in his authentic message about
what it takes to be successful. Students can then explore the history of Central Penn, academic
philosophies, vision and core values to determine if Central Penn is right for you. From there
students can utilize information about admissions and explore a range of financial aid options to
refine their decision to attend Central Penn College.
   How can I do it?
   Central Penn faculty and staff support students with various student services including but not
limited to: activities, career services, disability services, transfer/lifelong learning, and tutoring.
The college catalog also provides explanations regarding the requirements and standards expected
for successful degree completion. These items include, but are not limited to: cumulative GPA,
dean’s list, early and midterm warnings, registration and internship/capstone requirements.
  What can I become?
  Choose one of many academic programs that best complement your skill sets and career interest.
Academic offerings are outlined in the catalog. We define program requirements as well as general
education requirements to enable you to complete your degree and begin advancing your career.
  Use the college catalog to eliminate boundaries, open new horizons and turn your potential into
career success! Let’s start your journey…

You will.

A Message from the President

You Can. You will.
   “You can. You will.” At Central Penn College, these four short words are much more than just
the College’s motto. As you embrace this outlook as a student, it will have a powerful effect, not
only on your drive and desire to build a path to success, but also on transforming your dreams into
reality. “You Can. You Will.” represents a journey – your journey.
   For the last 35 years I have devoted my professional career to guiding and empowering students
throughout this experience by ensuring that Central Penn provides a career-focused, personalized
education. Fortunately, Central Penn is blessed with a wonderful faculty and staff who bring that
to life. As you may imagine, I have witnessed many graduates make their professional mark over
time. These graduates have successful careers that cover a wide variety of fields from corporate
executives and business owners to legal, medical, travel and sales professionals. Regardless of your
career choice, a Central Penn education can truly help turn your potential into career success.
   While diversity is evident at Central Penn, it is also what makes the College unique. Students of
all ages can study in a variety of formats — as traditional students living at Central Penn’s suburban
Harrisburg campus, as commuters attending evening classes at Central Penn Lancaster or Central
Penn Lehigh Valley, as online students, or through the College’s partnership with McCann School
of Business and Technology in Sunbury, Hazelton or Pottsville. The common thread that ties
together a recent Baltimore high school graduate taking classes in Summerdale, with a 30-year-
old working, single mother taking classes at Central Penn Lancaster, is unwavering determination.
Both possess high values and a willingness to work hard and embrace change as they master the
skills, knowledge, and attitudes today’s employers demand and deserve.
   Central Penn’s student-centered culture runs deep in our veins. Faculty are here to teach, to
support, and to light a fire that shines bright in the eyes of eager students and successful graduates
alike. One visit should be all it takes to feel Central Penn’s caring commitment to student success.
Expectations are high, and faculty and staff model those expectations for students.
   You don’t need an appointment to visit Central Penn’s website or campus. Naturally, we hope
those seeking higher education and advancement will, like thousands of students over the last 130
years, join the Central Penn family. At Central Penn, you can take the first step toward a more
rewarding career, and you will get there from here.
                                                       Keep smiling,

                                                      Todd A. Milano

a SHort HIStorY of tHe                                   The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library
                                                      opened its doors in October 2002. In addition
College                                               to serving Central Penn’s academic needs, it
   Central Penn College traces its history to         houses a collection of personal development
1881, when Joseph N. Currey founded the               and leadership materials from many of the
Pennsylvania Business College at 307 Market           country’s top motivational speakers and
Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For the           authors. Constructed in the spring of 2003, the
next 89 years, a continuous series of career-         Craiger C. Parker Amphitheatre showcases
oriented business colleges existed on Market          the College’s core values and provides a scenic
Street in the heart of the business district of       setting where outdoor classes and other
Harrisburg. Their main focus was always clear         activities can be held.
– to provide career-oriented education.                  In 2004, Central Pennsylvania College
   In 1922, Professor William H. Hartsock             began offering online as well as blended
was relieved from his position as head of the         courses and opened its first additional location
accountancy department at the Harrisburg              – Central Penn Lancaster. Since that time
Business College/School of Commerce located           the College has expanded to the Lehigh
at 15 South Market Square. Numerous faculty           Valley area, developed a partnership with
and anywhere from 150 to 250 Harrisburg               McCann School of Business and Technology
Business College students followed Professor          in Sunbury, Pottsville and Hazleton, and has
Hartsock, who, on October 30 that same year,          plans to open other locations.
opened the doors to Central Pennsylvania                 Educational offerings at Central Penn
Business College less than three blocks               include a wide variety of professional career-
away. By 1923, all predecessor institutions           focused programs. The College offers
(Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg            traditional and continuing education programs
Business College/School of Commerce)                  as well as fully online courses, and blended
were non-existent. Only Hartsock’s Central            courses to meet the needs of all learners. Since
Pennsylvania Business College survived.               2005 when the College was granted permission
   In 1970, Central Pennsylvania Business             from the Middle States Commission and the
School moved across the Susquehanna River             Pennsylvania Department of Education to
to Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Bart and Jean            offer two fully online degree programs, online
Milano began the creation of the School’s             offerings have grown to include 12 fully
current suburban Harrisburg campus,                   online degree programs and online certificate
featuring all new structures that included            programs. The College currently serves
academic buildings, apartment-style housing,          approximately 1500 traditional-age residential
and recreation facilities. The transition from        and commuter students and busy adults
business school to college began in 1977 when         throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.
the Commission on Higher Education of the                Central Pennsylvania College whose
Middle States Association of Colleges and             name shortened to Central Penn College in
Schools accredited Central Penn. In 1999 the          2010, is a private, residential co-educational
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized               college located four miles from the capitol
Central Penn as a two-year college with               dome in Harrisburg, PA. In addition to
degree granting privileges. In December of            academic buildings, conference center,
2000, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education           library, historic bridge, student fellowship
approved Central Pennsylvania College to              area and amphitheatre, the 35-acre campus
operate as a four-year degree granting college.       includes furnished apartments, townhouses,
   In 2002, the College doubled the size of           recreational facilities, and a child development
its academic buildings with the opening of            center. In 2006 the College completed a
the Advanced Technology Education Center,             $1,000,000 learning facility featuring a crime
which also houses a conference center and             lab, a physical therapist assistant lab, and a
restaurant. Later that year, Henszey’s Bridge,        medical assisting lab.
an 1869 wrought iron structure listed in the             Financial struggles face many students;
National Historic Register, was restored and          Central Penn is no exception. The Central
placed in the center of the campus. It serves         Penn College Education Foundation exists
both practical and symbolic purposes.                 to help worthy students; and in June 2007,

the Foundation announced completion of                that empower them with the tools to excel in
its $1,000,000 Campaign for Scholarships.             their major.
The Foundation’s scholarship endowment                   Although the focus of education at Central
is currently valued at over $2,000,000. Since         Penn is on career preparation, all degree
2006, over 400 Central Penn students have             programs have general education requirements
received scholarships through the Foundation.         that help graduates develop traits that prepare
   Central Penn’s mission is to provide an            them for the workforce.
education that prepares its graduates to                 The College seeks to create a stimulating
obtain employment or advancement in their             learning environment in which students
chosen field, continue their education, and           participate in their personal development
be contributing members of society. Central           through a variety of educational experiences.
Penn’s promise is to provide an education that        At Central Penn College, we strive to instill in
eliminates boundaries, opens new horizons             our students a lifelong desire to learn and to be
and help turn students’ potential into career         contributing members of society.

                                                      Building a foundation for
academic Philosophy and                               Success
                                                         Central Penn College focuses on foundation
   Central Penn provides an education that            documents to build a framework for career
eliminates boundaries, opens new horizons,            success. By focusing on foundation documents
and turns potential into career success. The          that speak to professionalism and positive work
College provides the most personalized, caring,       habits, we are able to provide a pathway that
and supportive college experience – a college-        enables students to unlock their potential and
level education that is founded on individual         transform dreams into reality. The challenge
attention, authentic and real-world interaction       comes in accepting a commitment to change
with faculty and staff who help you to define         and grow and ultimately overcome barriers to
career success. We inspire students to see the        success.
opportunity and begin turning “You Can” into             The College’s foundation documents
“You Will”. The College is committed to               consist of the Vision, Mission, Brand Promise,
unlocking potential within students through           Core Values, and Big Eight Philosophies.
a professional and supportive atmosphere              The Vision and Mission set the direction for
that challenges students to think critically          the College and the Promise verbalizes how
and succeed professionally. The College’s             the College supports students through their
educational goal is to provide its students           educational journey. The Core Values and
with a real-world education in a professional,        Big Eight Philosophies provide guidance for
diverse atmosphere, where students develop the        students as they develop or refine the habits
knowledge, attitude, professional demeanor,           and behaviors expected of a professional.
and skills necessary to secure meaningful             The Foundation Documents have enabled
employment or advancement in their chosen             the College to develop a proven educational
career field.                                         experience that is career relevant. Familiarizing
   Students prepare for professional success by       oneself with the expectations and standards
demonstrating academic ability, a drive and           of the College will enable students to forge
desire to succeed, hard work and a passion            a pathway focused on professionalism and
to perform at the highest level. The College          success.
supports this endeavor through a plan, a
path to success that is real and achievable to
the student. Success requires a commitment            Vision
to academic excellence in the classroom and
                                                         Our vision for Central Penn College
through application of newly-learned skills.
                                                      is a diverse student population benefiting
At Central Penn, students not only learn
                                                      from caring faculty and staff, credentialed
theory, they also engage in hands-on activities
                                                      practitioners who delight in teaching.
                                                      Collectively, we work to create the bridge

that connects students to their professional           to be Central Pennsylvania’s premier career
goals through a rich assortment of career-             college.
centered programs by embracing hands-on                   Educational Focus. Preparing Students
learning and today’s technology. Our vision            for Success. Central Penn measures its success
is of a regional career college that reaches out       by the success of its graduates. Our mission
to form partnerships with alumni, employers,           statement says that we “provide an education
educational institutions, and the community.           that prepares graduates to obtain employment
                                                       or advancement in their chosen field.” We
                                                       seek to impart a love of learning, but the
mission                                                desired end result of learning is the practical
                                                       application of knowledge and skill so that the
  Central Penn’s mission is to provide an
                                                       Central Penn graduate is able to succeed in the
education that prepares its graduates to
                                                       field of his or her choice and be a contributing
obtain employment or advancement in their
                                                       member of society.
chosen field, continue their education, and be
contributing members of society.
                                                       BIg eIgHt PHIloSoPHIeS
                                                          The Big Eight Philosophies are designed
Brand Promise
                                                       to articulate the College’s standards to
  We provide an education that eliminates              students, faculty, and staff so as to develop
boundaries, opens new horizons and turns               the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary
potential into career success.                         to secure meaningful employment or
                                                       advancement in their chosen field.

Core Values
   Integrity. Integrity refers to ‘wholeness.’
It indicates that we are in congruence with              By maintaining an appearance policy in
what we say and who we appear to be. This              academic buildings on class days, you will
value represents our aspirations both as               develop good habits and build a professional
individuals and as an institution. Integrity is        wardrobe for your career success.
the foundation upon which our lives are lived
and our College carries out its mission.
   Professionalism. This attribute refers to           attendance
personal conduct, attitude, and appearance.               Central Penn College challenges students
The faculty and staff model it. The policies at        to be learners who assume responsibility in
Central Penn, such as appearance, attendance,          preparing for the business world. Student
and an alcohol- and drug-free environment,             presence and participation in the classroom or
make it easy for students to learn and practice        in online courses is an important component
professionalism.                                       of this challenge.
   Service. Our goal is to provide a service
to students, each other, and our community.
We are customer-service driven at all levels,          Conduct
from the classroom to staff offices to the
administration. Our students are encouraged               Central Penn College is committed to
to provide service to the community, reminding         maintaining a safe environment for all
them that the end purpose of education is to           students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Students are
make this world a better place for others.             expected to conduct themselves in a lawful and
   Respect. Respect, the esteeming of others,          responsible manner. Just as in the community
is modeled by our faculty and staff and is             where inappropriate actions may cause you to
expected of students. At Central Penn, we also         lose your job or lose your lease, Central Penn
know that this helps to bring out the best in          follows a published judiciary process, which
others. Respect is a two-way street, and is a          recommends appropriate disciplinary action.
very necessary ingredient for us to continue

drug and alcohol Use                                  by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the
                                                      Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
   Central Penn College further promotes                Approved by: Secretary of Education,
academic integrity and professional success           Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to award the
through promoting an alcohol-free and drug-           Bachelor of Science degree, the Associate in
free college environment.                             Science degree, and the Associate in Applied
                                                      Science degree.
  Central Penn College values a quality
                                                      Program accreditations and
work ethic, as do employers. Through an               approvals:
environment that embraces academic integrity             Legal Studies Program approved by the
and effort, quality student work is rewarded          American Bar Association (ABA).
through academic achievement.                            Paralegal Program approved by the
                                                      American Bar Association (ABA).
                                                         Medical Assisting Program accredited by
Hands-on education
                                                      the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
  Central Penn College strives to serve as            Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
the bridge that connects students to their               Physical Therapist Assistant Program
professional dreams through a high-quality,           accredited by the Commission on
career-oriented education. This philosophy            Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
embraces experiential hands-on learning and           of the American Physical Therapy Association
enables the College to gauge its success on the       (CAPTE/APTA).
employment successes of its graduates.
                                                      admISSIon InformatIon
Service/Community Service
                                                      general requirements
  Central Penn College adopts a philosophy
of community mindedness that prepares                    Central Penn offers programs leading to
graduates to be contributing members of               the Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science,
society. Combining aspects of service with            and Associate in Applied Science degrees.
career-oriented education helps to create             To be considered for admission into a degree
model citizens.                                       program, you must be a high school graduate,
                                                      have received your General Equivalency
                                                      Diploma (GED), or Pennsylvania Home
technology                                            School Diploma. We welcome applications
                                                      from students seeking to prepare for a career
  Central Penn College embraces the need
                                                      or a promotion. Students seeking work-
to be technologically competent in today’s
                                                      related skills enhancement are classified as
world. Students, faculty, and staff must feel
                                                      non-degree, non-program students (NDNP).
comfortable using today’s technology to
                                                      Traditional students applying with a grade
improve their productivity and value.
                                                      point average (GPA) of 2.2 or below in high
                                                      school or from another college or university, if
aCCredItatIonS and                                    accepted, will be placed on academic probation.
aPProValS                                             Please submit an application for admission,
                                                      official copy of your high school and/or
  Accredited by: Central Pennsylvania
                                                      college transcript(s), college essay and attend a
College is accredited by the Middle States
                                                      personal interview with the Admissions office.
Commission on Higher Education, 3624
                                                      Traditional Online applicants must have a 2.2
Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                      high school GPA or higher.
(267.284.5000). The Middle States
                                                         Continuing Education students applying
Commission on Higher Education is an
                                                      with a GPA of 1.5 to 2.0 in high school or
institutional accrediting agency recognized
                                                      from another college or university, if accepted,

will be placed on academic probation. Please            school or directly from an associate program as
submit an application for admission; copy of            a full-time, degree-seeking student.
your high school, GED, or PA Home School
diploma; and an official copy of your high
school and/or college transcripts. Students             admission requirements for
may also complete an attestation of high                online degree Programs
school graduation. Applicants must attend
                                                           In order to be successful in an online
a personal interview with the Continuing
                                                        environment, students should have consistent
Education Admissions office.
                                                        and reliable access to a computer. Continuing
   Online Continuing Education students
                                                        Education students are permitted to enroll
must submit an online application for
                                                        in completely online degree programs at any
admission; copy of high school, GED, or PA
                                                        time. Traditional students may enroll in fully
Home School diploma; and an official copy
                                                        online programs provided that they are in
of your high school and/or college transcripts.
                                                        good academic standing. Traditional students
Students may also complete an attestation
                                                        on probation are not permitted to enroll in
of high school graduation. Applicants
                                                        fully online programs until they have either
must complete an interview with an online
                                                        completed a minimum of 10 credits and are
admissions counselor.
                                                        successfully removed from probation or take
   Consider this your invitation to call the
                                                        one college-level course and earn a 3.0 or
Admissions office at 800-759-2727 and set
                                                        higher. Students should discuss how being a
up a campus visit for you and your family or
                                                        fully online student will impact their financial
                                                        aid with the Financial Aid office, and online
                                                        students may only live in campus housing with
Proof of eligibility                                    the approval of the Student Services Dean or
   All applicants to Central Penn College are
required to provide proof of eligibility through
the provision of an official high school diploma,       admission requirements for
transcripts, a GED or a home schooling                  Bachelor degree Programs
certificate, or in some cases an attestation of
                                                           Traditional students are required to
one of the aforementioned items.
                                                        have a 2.2 or higher GPA in high school,
                                                        demonstrated success in college-level work, or
Student definitions                                     permission of the Academic Dean. Students
                                                        not meeting these criteria should first enroll in
Continuing Education Student                            a comparable associate degree program. Upon
   Students who primarily enroll part time              successful completion of two terms with a 2.0
in the evening, online, blended, off campus,            or higher cumulative GPA, associate degree
or weekend courses are considered non-                  students may transfer into a bachelor degree
traditional students and will be assigned to            program.
Continuing Education.
Online Student                                          admission requirements for
   Online students take most of their courses
                                                        Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice
online, but can take classes at any Central Penn
                                                        administration, and Homeland
facility. Continuing Education and Traditional
students, whether full-time or part-time,
                                                        Security management
are eligible to take online courses. Online                A personal and professional background
students tend to be self-motivated and enjoy            investigation is a required component of
reading and writing as these are the primary            virtually all federal, state, and local agencies
means of learning.                                      offering internships or employment to grad-
Traditional Student                                     uates of Criminal Justice degree programs.
  A traditional student is defined as a student            Only those persons who are capable
entering Central Penn primarily out of high             of passing a governmental background

investigation and would otherwise be eligible           should be professional in presentation and
for a governmental security clearance should            display the student’s name, phone number,
consider enrolling in a Criminal Justice,               email and other pertinent contact information
Criminal Justice Administration, or Homeland            on either the outside or the first page. Images
Security Management degree program.                     should be labeled with title, size, and medium.
   Individuals who enter these degree                   Artwork without a title should be labeled,
programs with a disqualifying personal or               “untitled”.
professional history or for those who engage in
a disqualifying activity while attending Central        Portfolio Content:
Penn may be precluded from obtaining an                    Digital artwork: Photoshop images, Vector
internship or employment in the career field            Illustrations created in Illustrator, screen
after graduation.                                       shots of Flash files, and photographs are
                                                        all acceptable examples of digital artwork.
                                                        Photographs of paintings, sketches, and even
admission requirements for                              doodles are also acceptable and encouraged.
Bachelor of Science Program in                          Please DO NOT include original artwork.
Information technology (BSIt)                           All work submitted must be reproductions.
and associate of Science Program                        Central Penn is not responsible for any original
in Computer Information Systems                         artwork that is lost, stolen, or damaged.
(CIS)                                                      Printed Portfolios Requirements:
                                                        Minimum size 5” x 5”
   Admission to the BSIT program requires
that a student has completed two units of               •	   Maximum	size	23	x	31”
secondary math with a “C” or better, to include
Algebra II. Admission to the CIS program                •	   No	loose	pages	please.
requires that students have completed two
                                                        Digital Portfolio requirements:
units of secondary math with a “C” or better,
to include Algebra. It is strongly recommended          •	   Image	 size	 -	 longest	 side	 no	 less	 then	
that students enrolling in the BSIT program                  700px.
have successfully completed one networking
or programming course; those who do not                 •	   File	Format	-	JPG
meet this requirement are encouraged to enroll
in the CIS program until they have completed            •	   All	 CDs	 and	 or	 DVDs	 must	 be	 labeled	
two terms.                                                   with	students	name	and	number.
                                                        Notification and Return of Portfolio:
admissions requirements for                               Students that would like their portfolios
accounting Programs                                     returned should include a SASE (self
                                                        addressed, stamped envelope) of suitable size
   All applicants must successfully complete,           with their portfolio submission.
with a “C” or better, two units of secondary
math, to include algebra. This adequately
prepares students for learning the upper-               admission requirements for
level college math required in the programs             medical assisting Programs
and within specific courses. Completion of at           On Ground Program
least one accounting course in high school is             Traditional student applicants for the
strongly recommended.                                   Medical Assisting On Ground Program must
                                                        have completed high school biology and three
admissions requirements for                             high school math courses. An overall grade
digital graphic arts Program                            point average of 2.2 or higher is also required.
                                                          Applicants to the Medical Assisting On
  Students wishing to enroll in the Digital             Ground Program with a GED must have a
Arts program at Central Penn should submit              minimum GED score of 43 and will also be
a portfolio of 6 - 20 images. The portfolio             required to submit three reference letters.

   Applicants with a high school diploma and                overall grade point average of 2.5 or better
at least six college credits must have a college            is required with a minimum of 12 college
GPA of at least 2.2, and if the applicant is out            credits for transfer students. Due to the
of high school less than three years, they must             academic rigor of the program, a GPA of
have completed high school math or science.                 3.0 and SAT or ACT scores are preferred,
                                                            but not required.
Hybrid Program
   Traditional student applicants for the                2. If a prospective student has been out of
Medical Assisting Hybrid Program must have                  high school for more than five years, they
completed high school biology and three high                may enroll into the program if they have
school math courses. An overall grade point                 competed two prerequisite courses on the
average of 3.0 or higher is also required.                  college level with a “C” or better; one unit
   Applicants to the Medical Assisting Hybrid               of math (college algebra or higher) and
Program with a GED must have a minimum                      one unit of science (biology, chemistry,
GED score of 43 and will also be required to                physics, or anatomy and physiology) at an
submit three reference letters.                             accredited college or university.
   Applicants with a high school diploma
or GED and at least six college credits must             3. Due to the specificity of the PTA
have a college GPA of at least 2.2 and will be              Program, PTA core courses must be taken
required to submit three letters of reference.              at Central Penn College. There will be
   Applicants with a high school diploma                    no transfer credits accepted for PTA core
or GED with no or less than six college                     courses.
credits must submit three letters of reference.          4. Observation Hours: Prior to an
Applicants who have been out of school less                 application being considered to
than three years with no or less than six college           the College, you must complete 20
credits must have completed high school                     observation hours in at least two different
biology and three high school math courses.                 physical therapy facilities. A PT or PTA
If the applicant with a high school diploma                 working in each facility must validate all
or GED has been out of school three or more                 observation hours. Observation hours
years, no high school math or biology courses               must be submitted with your admission
are required.                                               packet to Central Penn College.
   No students on academic probation will be                Observations should be completed prior
permitted in the Medical Assisting Hybrid                   to applying to the PTA program and
Program.                                                    submitted with the application packet to
                                                            Central Penn College.
admissions requirements for                              5. Two Applicant Reference Forms: Two
Physical therapist assistant (Pta)                          reference forms must be completed and
                                                            mailed separately. Please provide those
  The Physical Therapist Assistant Program                  completing your letters of reference a
must limit enrollment due to classroom space                pre-addressed envelope to Central Penn
and available clinical facilities. Minimum                  College’s Admissions Department.
academic standards may be set. Students
will be ranked according to the following                6. When choosing a major, all students
admissions criteria:                                        should take into consideration that certain
                                                            professions require background checks.
1. To enter the Physical Therapist Assistant                This is also true for many internship sites.
   Program, you must have completed the
   following secondary school courses: one                 The program accepts the top 30 students
   unit of biology, one unit of chemistry or             based on the scores given for the above-
   physics, and two units of math (one of                mentioned criteria.
   which is algebra). A grade point average                Students who do not meet the minimum
   of 2.5 or better is required overall in               requirements of 75% of the total evaluative
   the above mentioned secondary school                  requirement points may be admitted to the
   courses for traditional students and an               PTA program on a contingency basis. If a

student is admitted on a contingency basis,                   the	 PTA	 program	 and	 asked	 to	 change	
the student MUST complete ALH120 and                          their	major.	
ALH120L with a minimum GPA of a 2.0
(C) and maintain an overall GPA of 2.88 (B-)             •	   If	 a	 student	 in	 the	 PTA	 program	 fails	
for their first term. If a student does not meet              three	core	courses	(PTA	or	ALH)	on	the	
the above GPA requirements, the student will                  first	attempt,	they	will	be	dismissed	from	
automatically be dismissed from the PTA                       the	 PTA	 program	 and	 asked	 to	 change	
program and encouraged to change their                        their	major.	
   PTA Application Deadline: There are two
separate application deadlines during the                readmission to the Pta Program
calendar year for enrollment into the program.
The application deadline to begin during                 1. If a student fails a core course, which is a
the summer term is April 1. The application                 prerequisite for another core course, he/
deadline to begin during the winter term is                 she may be unable to take any classes
November 1. Up to 30 students will be accepted              the following term. The student must
during the summer and winter terms.                         then gain permission from the Academic
   All applicants must complete a campus                    Dean for an Academic Leave of Absence
interview with an admissions counselor in                   (LOA). Students approved for an LOA
order to receive additional information and                 must register for the next term or they
forms to complete the application process                   will be withdrawn from the college. If an
for consideration into the program. Only                    LOA is granted, the student will continue
complete applications will be considered for                through the program the following term
admission to the program.                                   without having to take the comprehensive
   If a student is not granted admission to                 examination.
the PTA program, the student will have the               2. If a student voluntarily withdraws from
option to roll over their application for the               the college, he/she will be granted the
next admission deadline. The application will               opportunity to re-apply for admission
be kept on file for one full year from the time             into the program. However, this is not
of the original application date. After the year,           a guarantee that the student will be re-
the file will be invalid; and the applicant must            accepted. Students who have voluntarily
begin the entire admissions process again.                  withdrawn for one term but less than one
Progression through PTA classes:                            year will have the opportunity to take the
   It is the ultimate goal of the Physical                  comprehensive examination.
Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program to prepare             a. The student must submit a written
its graduates for the National Licensure                    readmission request to the Program
Examination. The core classes of the PTA                    Director. The request must include a
program are designed to give the students the               statement showing how the student will
background knowledge that they will need to                 successfully complete the program upon
be successful in the field of physical therapy.             readmission.
In order to ensure that students are graduating
from the PTA Program with the appropriate                b. Prior to readmission, the student will be
knowledge base, the following steps will be                 required to take a comprehensive exam
followed:                                                   covering the material of the previously
                                                            completed PTA core courses. The student
•	   If	a	student	does	not	pass	one	of	the	PTA	             must score a 75% or higher in order to
     core	classes	(PTA	or	ALH),	they	will	have	             transfer the previously taken core courses.
     one	opportunity	to	re-take	that	class.	                The purpose of this exam is to ensure that
                                                            all students have the proper knowledge
•	   If	on	the	second	attempt	of	taking	a	core	             and skill level prior to participating in
     class	the	student	receives	a	final	grade	of	           clinical experiences. If the student does
     “F”,	the	student	will	be	dismissed	from	               not pass the exam, the student must re-
                                                            apply to the College for either the winter

   or summer term and go through the                        Continuing Education students order
   entire application process. If accepted,                 transcripts at the time of their interview.
   the student will follow the current college
   catalog’s academic requirements for the               3. Admission consideration is based upon
   PTA program.                                             a written 500-word essay, high school
                                                            grade performance, and requires a
c. If a student scores a 75% or better, yet                 personal interview at the College campus.
   would like to review material from                       Admission for students over 21 years of
   previously taken courses, the student may                age is based upon application, written
   audit any previously taken PTA course.                   goal statement, high school and/or college
   This means a student may “sit” in the                    performance, and a required interview.
   requested course/courses for no credit, no
   tuition fee. The only stipulation is that             4. In some cases, the Admissions Committee
   the instructor has available space in the                may accept a student under a probationary
   particular course.                                       status. This means that you must achieve
                                                            no less than a “C” average (2.0 GPA)
3. If a student is academically dismissed                   during your first term at Central Penn
   from the program or has been withdrawn                   and complete the B.A.R.T. (Building
   due to any reason other than stated in                   Academic Responsibility Together)
   item #1 or #2, he/she may re-apply for                   Program, in order to be retained as a
   admission to the program. However,                       student.
   this is not a guarantee that the student
   will be re-accepted. The student must                 5. Your application and official transcript(s)
   re-apply to the College for either the                   will be reviewed as soon as we receive
   winter or summer term and go through                     them. You will be notified of your
   the entire application process again. The                acceptance or next step in the admissions
   student will then be required to begin the               process within one week of our receiving
   program under the current college catalog                all materials.
   and no transfer credits will apply for core
   PTA courses.                                          Housing Procedures
                                                            You should indicate on the admission
application deadline                                     application whether you wish to commute from
   Although there is no deadline for                     your home, live off campus, or live on campus.
submitting an application for admission, we              If you wish to live on campus, you must pay
urge you to apply early, particularly if you wish        the $100 enrollment deposit to facilitate
to live on campus and plan on using financial            the mailing of a housing packet, which will
aid. Campus housing facilities are limited, so           include a housing application, medical history
timing is important.                                     form, meningitis vaccination waiver, and lease.
                                                         Applicants younger than 17 or older than the
                                                         age of 22 will be reviewed on a case-by-case
application Procedures                                   basis and may require an interview before a
                                                         housing decision is made.
1. For an application, please call the                      To reserve a space on campus, return the
   Admissions office at 800.759.2727                     signed lease and housing application with
   between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday                your security deposit of $250, $200 of which
   through Friday. The application is                    is refunded when you abide by the lease. This
   also available on the internet at www.                deposit is refundable only after the terms of the                                      lease are fulfilled. Space is limited and housing
2. Ask your high school guidance office to               cannot be guaranteed, so early payment of the
   mail your official transcript directly to the         housing deposit is suggested.
   Admissions office. A Graduate Equivalent
   Diploma (GED) or Pennsylvania Home
   School Diploma is also acceptable.

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

Written requests should be explicit in                     Should you have any questions about this
identifying the credit hour or course transfer          process, contact the Records and Registration
decision that is being appealed. The decision           office.
of the Academic Dean is final.                             Additionally, while attending Central Penn,
   Students seeking an Associate in Science             if you wish to take a course off campus and
degree and transferring into the Paralegal              transfer those credits, you should make an
program must take 12 credits of the Specialty           appointment with the Academic Dean, or
courses required by the American Bar                    Continuing Education Dean, who will help
Association (ABA) at Central Penn College.              you to determine if that course credit may be
                                                        transferred to Central Penn.

transfer Student application                            Foreign Transcripts
Procedures                                              Central Penn College does not evaluate
                                                        transcripts from non-U.S. schools. If the
   If you are interested in transferring credits        student attended a college or university outside
to Central Penn from your high school or                of the United States, the student must arrange,
another accredited post-secondary institution,          at his or her expense, to have their academic
follow this procedure:                                  record evaluated on a detailed, course-by-
                                                        course basis by a U.S. credential evaluation
1. Send your completed application, noting
                                                        service. This process usually takes from four to
   the extent of your academic training
                                                        five weeks and generally costs $125.
   beyond high school.
                                                        Acceptable Credential Evaluation Services:
2. Ask your high school and each college/
   university attended to mail an official              1. Educational Credential Evaluators, P.O.
   transcript directly to our Admissions                   Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
   office.                                                 53203-3470. Tel: 414.289.3400. Fax:
                                                           414.289.3411. e-mail:
3. After your application and all official
   college transcripts have been received, a            2. World Educational Services, P.O. Box
   transcript evaluation will be conducted.                5087, Bowling Green Station, New
                                                           York, New York 10274-5087. Tel:
4. Courses which are parallel to courses
                                                           800.937.3895. Fax: 212.739.6100. e-mail:
   offered at Central Penn will be counted as
   transfer credits if a grade of “C” or better
   was earned in at least a 100-level course.           3. Academic Credentials Evaluation
   Advanced placement, college in high                     Institute, P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills,
   school, articulated courses, CLEP, and                  California 90212. Tel: 310.275.3530. Fax:
   Dantes testing may also transfer.                       310.275.3528. e-mail:
5. You will receive a listing of the credits
   accepted and courses remaining for                   fInanCIal InformatIon
   degree completion. The transfer credits
   will be made a part of your permanent                registration fee
   record after official college transcripts are
   received.                                               Within 30 days of receiving the registration
                                                        fee notice, a $100 registration fee* is to be paid
6. We reserve the right to administer an
                                                        to reserve a position in the entering class. This
   appropriate examination for transfer
                                                        fee is deducted from your first tuition.
   You may be asked to verify if any of your
   transferable credits from your former                Housing Security deposit
   institution were earned online.                        A housing security deposit of $250* is
7. Transfer students must complete at least             required, $200 of which is refunded when you
   one-half of their degree-program credits             abide by the lease.
   at Central Penn College.

*If you request cancellation within five calendar days                              Summer 2012
of payment, this fee is fully refundable. A request for                             Bills Mailed – May 24, 2012
cancellation, which is not made in writing, shall be                                Payment Due – June 15, 2012
confirmed in writing by you within an additional
period of five calendar days. After five calendar days or                           Fall 2012
after ten calendar days absent of written confirmation,                             Bills Mailed – August 24, 2012
the school may retain all of the monies paid.                                       Payment Due – September 14, 2012
                                                                                    Winter 2013
                                                                                    Bills Mailed – November 23, 2012
tuition and expenses                                                                Payment Due – December 14, 2012
Note: These 2011-2012 rates are subject to change July
Fixed Expenses per Term
Tuition (per credit) all majors .......................... $396                        Tuition and expenses are paid by the term
Student/Technology Fee (5 or more credits) ... $245
                                                                                    approximately three weeks before the term
                                                                                    starts. MasterCard, Discover Card, American
Student/Technology Fee (4 or less credits*) .... $150
                                                                                    Express or eCheck may be used to make
*some zero credit classes may have a student fee                                    payment through our payment portal @
Physical Therapist Assistant Program/Laboratory                            Payment can also be made
Fee ................................................................... $125        by check or money order. Please visit our
Individual Townhouse Bedroom................... $1,900                              website for payment plan options. If unusual
Standard Townhouse Bedroom .................... $1,550                              circumstances or extreme hardship makes
                                                                                    it impossible for you to make full payment,
Standard Apartment Bedroom ..................... $1,340
                                                                                    contact the Business office to make special
Security Deposit .............................................. $250                arrangements.
Board (option 1) .............................................. $360
Board (option 2) .............................................. $455
                                                                                    Student / technology fee
Board (option 3) .............................................. $550
Utilities/CATV/Internet ................................. $300                         A student fee of $150 (four or less credits)
                                                                                    or $245 (five or more credits) per term is
Variable Expenses per Term                                                          required. It covers all the services listed below
Textbooks - (estimated) - amount will vary if able                                  as long as you are enrolled at Central Penn.
to buy used books) ................................$350 - $450                      The student fee is nonrefundable.
Personal (estimated) .............................$150 - $250                          The student/technology fee includes, in
Transportation (estimated) ...................$150 - $300                           part, the following: local phone service; postal
                                                                                    services; campus security; parking; student ID;
One-time Expenses                                                                   online Library services; EBSCO; computer
Graduation Fee................................................ $125                 labs; internet; all other technology usage;
Uniform ..................................................$50 - $150                full- and part-time employment assistance;
                                                                                    insurance (details in your Student Handbook);
                                                                                    a copy of your first transcript; swimming pool;
Billing and Payment dates                                                           basketball, volleyball, and game courts; picnic
Summer 2011                                                                         areas; activities such as dances and sporting
Bills Mailed - May 20, 2011                                                         events; campus clubs and organizations; and
Payment Due - June 10, 2011                                                         the orientation weekend.
Fall 2011
Bills Mailed - August 26, 2011
Payment Due - September 16, 2011                                                    graduation fee
Winter 2012                                                                           Graduating students pay a $125 fee. It
Bills Mailed - November 25, 2011                                                    covers the processing and framing of your
Payment Due - December 16, 2011                                                     degree, the graduation ceremony, and lifetime
Spring 2012                                                                         employment service.
Bills Mailed – February 24, 2012
Payment Due – March 16, 2012

Uniforms                                                                        If a student leaves the institution prior
                                                                             to completing 60% of a payment period or
   You are required to wear a uniform if you                                 term, the Financial Aid Office recalculates
enroll in the Medical Assisting or Physical                                  eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is
Therapist Assistant programs. You will                                       based on the percentage of earned aid using
receive information regarding uniforms after                                 the following Federal Return of Title IV funds
enrolling.                                                                   formula:
                                                                             •	 Percentage	of	payment	period	or	term	
textbooks                                                                       completed equals the number of days
                                                                                completed up to the withdrawal date
   All Central Penn students order new and/                                     divided by the total days in the payment
or used textbooks directly from our textbook                                    period or term. (Any break of five days or
vendor via internet or telephone. The cost                                      more is not counted as part of the days
of textbooks varies with the courses you are                                    in the term.) This percentage is also the
taking each term. If you purchase all new                                       percentage of earned aid.
textbooks, the cost may be as much as $450
per term. Students must have their textbooks                                   Funds are returned to the appropriate
prior to the first day of class.                                             federal program based on the percentage of
                                                                             unearned aid using the following formula:

refund and distribution Policy                                               •	 Aid	to	be	returned	equals	100%	of	the	
                                                                                aid that could be disbursed minus the
   Pursuant to federal and state regulations,                                   percentage of earned aid multiplied by the
Central Penn College has developed, and                                         total amount of aid that could have been
applies on a consistent basis, the following                                    disbursed during the payment period or
policy:                                                                         term.
   When a student completely withdraws
from the College or drops a course, tuition will                                If a student earned less aid than was
be calculated in accordance with the following                               disbursed, the institution would be required to
guidelines, and any refund is made within 30                                 return a portion of the funds and the student
days. The last day of class attendance will be                               would be required to return a portion of the
considered the withdrawal or drop date. Your                                 funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds
withdrawal or drop date will be your last date of                            are returned, the student borrower may owe a
class attendance. If the last date of attendance                             balance to the institution.
cannot be determined, the institution shall use                                 If a student earned more aid than was
the date the College had knowledge of the                                    disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe
student’s withdrawal.                                                        the student a post-withdrawal disbursement
   Please note that any reduction applies                                    which must be paid within 120 days of the
only to tuition. Fees are nonrefundable. Rent                                student’s withdrawal.
charges, fees, and any other charges are not                                    The institution must return the amount
refundable if a student leaves the College any                               of Title IV funds for which it is responsible
time during the term.                                                        no later than 30 days after the date of the
Withdrawal Date........................ Tuition Reduction                    determination of the date of the student’s
During 1st week ............................................... 75%
                                                                                Refunds are allocated in the following
During 2nd week.............................................. 55%            order:
After 2nd week ................................................... 0%
                                                                             •	 Unsubsidized	Direct	Stafford	Loans
   The Financial Aid Office is required by
                                                                             •	 Subsidized	Direct	Stafford	Loans
federal statute to recalculate federal financial
aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop                              •	 Direct	PLUS	Loans
out, or are dismissed prior to completing 60%
of a payment period or term. The federal Title                               •	 Federal	Pell	Grants	for	which	a	return	of	
IV financial aid programs must be recalculated                                  funds is required
in these situations.
•	 Federal	Supplemental	Opportunity	                      •	 Maintain	satisfactory	academic	progress.
   Grants for which a return of funds is
                                                          •	 Be	enrolled	in	an	eligible	degree	or	
                                                             certificate program.
•	 Other	assistance	under	this	Title	for	
                                                          •	 Be	enrolled	on	at	least	a	half-time	basis	(6	
   which a return of funds is required (e.g.,
                                                             credits). Students enrolled on a less-than-
                                                             full-time basis (less than 12 credits) may
   If a student does not register or return for              have their financial aid reduced. Some
a new term, or fails capstone/internship, the                students enrolled on a less-than-half-time
student may be withdrawn.                                    basis (less than 5 credits) may qualify only
   Note: All information presented regarding                 for a Federal Pell Grant.
financial aid eligibility and program availability
                                                          •	 Be	a	U.S.	citizen,	national,	or	permanent	
reflects current regulations and policies. This
                                                             resident (eligible noncitizen).
information is subject to change.
                                                          •	 Not	owe	a	refund	on	a	Federal	Pell	Grant	
fInanCIal aId                                                or be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan
                                                             (formerly NDSL), Federal Stafford Loan
   Central Penn College recognizes the need                  (formerly GSL), Federal Direct Loan,
for financial aid to help students meet the cost             PLUS Loans, or Supplemental Loan for
of higher education. Therefore, the College                  Students (SLS).
provides grants, scholarships, loans, and Work-
Study through federal, state, private, and                •	 Students	cannot	take	more	than	50%	of	
institutional sources to help eligible students              their courses online or blended without
meet some of those costs. Funds are awarded to               affecting your PHEAA State Grant
defray direct educational costs, such as tuition,            eligibility.
fees, and residence costs (for on-campus
                                                            The Pennsylvania State Grant Program
students), and indirect educational costs such
                                                          has separate eligibility criteria. If you reside
as books and supplies, transportation, room
                                                          outside the state of Pennsylvania, you must
and board (for off-campus and commuter
                                                          contact your state grant agency to see if you can
students), and other personal expenses.
                                                          qualify to bring a state grant to a Pennsylvania
   The initial source of funds used in meeting
college costs is the amount that the student
and the student’s family can contribute. We
will then attempt to supplement the family’s              financial aid application Process
contribution with the financial aid resources
that we administer. In fact, over 90% of Central             In order to apply for all federal and state
Penn students received some form of financial             financial aid programs, students must complete
assistance during the fall 2010 term.                     the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
   The Financial Aid Office at Central Penn               (FAFSA) form and Financial Aid form. These
is here to help you! Please contact the office            forms are used to determine the ability of the
if you have any questions about the financial             student (and family) to contribute financially
aid process, the application forms, the types             toward an education. Students must reapply
of aid that we administer, or if you would like           for financial aid each year.
to set up a personal interview to discuss your               The Financial Aid Office recommends
individual circumstances.                                 that students file the FAFSA and the Central
                                                          Penn Financial Aid Application by March 15
                                                          of each new filing year. By filing the forms by
general eligibility requirements                          March 15, the Financial Aid Office will have
                                                          the ability to notify students of their financial
  To receive financial aid from Central
                                                          aid eligibility prior to the summer term billing.
Penn College and the Federal Student Aid
                                                          Students who file the financial aid forms after
programs, a student must:
                                                          March 15, may not know their status until
•	 Demonstrate	financial	need.                            after the term begins.

   The Financial Aid Office may request                    federally-funded program provides financial
additional documentation to support your                   assistance to students who demonstrate
request for financial assistance. Parents and              exceptional financial need and are Pell Grant
the student may be required to submit signed               eligible. The amount of the award is based on
copies of their Federal Income Tax returns,                need and the availability of funds. Students
including their W-2s and all schedules. Your               with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to
financial aid package cannot be finalized until            receive a Federal Supplemental Educational
all requested documentation has been received              Opportunity Grant.
and reviewed by the Financial Aid office.                     Federal Work-Study Program – The
                                                           Federal Work-Study Program is a federally-
                                                           funded program that provides part-time
financial aid Programs                                     employment to students who demonstrate
   The following programs are the major                    financial need. Positions are available
financial aid resources available to you. You may          throughout the institution and at selected off-
receive assistance from one or any combination             campus sites. Federal Work-Study students are
of all of these programs, in what is called a              paid an hourly wage for actual hours worked.
financial aid package. Your eligibility for these          Federal Work-Study earnings are paid directly
programs is based on your completion and                   to the student on a bi-weekly basis. Awards are
submission of the forms described previously.              made to students on a fund-availability basis.
Awards are not automatically renewable. You                   Federal Direct Stafford Loan – This
must reapply each year.                                    loan program provides low-interest loans to
   Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant             students who demonstrate financial need. The
is a federally-funded entitlement program                  interest on these loans is variable, not to exceed
to assist needy undergraduate students.                    8.25%. Applications for a Stafford Loan are
Eligibility for Pell Grants is determined by               available in the Financial Aid office.
the U.S. Department of Education based on                     First-year (freshman) students may borrow
the FAFSA. Pell-eligible students may receive              up to a maximum of $3,500 per academic
the grant even if enrolled less than half time.            year, and second-year (sophomore) students
Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree               (earned 36 credits or more) may borrow up
are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.                 to a maximum of $4,500 per academic year.
   PHEAA State Grant – The state of                        Third-year (junior) students (earned 72
Pennsylvania provides grants to bona fide                  credits or more) may borrow up to a maximum
residents who demonstrate financial need, have             of $5,500 per academic year. Fourth-year
not received their first baccalaureate degree in           (senior) students’ loans are prorated based on
any field, and are enrolled in classes on at least         the number of credits attempted for their last
a half-time basis. The Pennsylvania Higher                 term. Students must begin repayment of their
Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)                        Federal Direct Stafford Loans six months after
administers the program, but the institution               they graduate or drop below half-time status.
certifies the eligibility of the student to receive        Minimum repayment of a Federal Direct
the funds. Students not enrolled in a fully                Stafford Loan is $50 per month, but the actual
online-degree program may take up to 50% of                payments will be based upon the total amount
their degree requirements online or blended                borrowed, the length of the repayment period,
per term without financial aid implications.               and the type of repayment plan chosen by the
Students who exceed 50% will not be                        borrower. Students may qualify for different
PHEAA State Grant eligible. Please contact                 repayment programs. Check with your lender
the Financial Aid office for more information.             for the various options.
   PHEAA also administers a grant program                     Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford
with the Pennsylvania National Guard, as                   Loan – This loan program provides low-
well as a program for students in high tech                interest loans to students who demonstrate
programs. Contact the Financial Aid office for             little or no “need” for a Federal Direct Stafford
more information about these programs.                     Loan. The terms, conditions, and loan limits
   Federal Supplemental Educational                        are the same as a Federal Direct Stafford Loan
Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – This                            except that the federal government does not
                                                           pay the interest on behalf of the student. The

student is responsible for the interest and can         contact the Financial Aid office. We will be
either pay the interest on the loan monthly             happy to work with you and the agency.
or quarterly, or choose to have the interest
capitalized. Interest capitalization means that
the lender adds the unpaid interest to the              Scholarships
principal balance of a loan. Your repayment
                                                           Central Penn College offers numerous
options are the same as the Federal Stafford
                                                        scholarships, totaling over $600,000 each
                                                        year. All 2011 U.S. high school graduates
   PLUS Loan – The PLUS program provides
                                                        may apply. Scholarship criteria vary, but may
educational loans to parents who borrow
                                                        include: academic record, activities, essays,
on behalf of the dependent student. PLUS
                                                        financial need, and a personal interview. Some
borrowers do not have to demonstrate need,
                                                        scholarship students are required to maintain a
but they are required to have a credit check
                                                        2.8 minimum cumulative grade point average
performed to confirm their ability to repay
                                                        and live on campus to retain the scholarship.
the loan. The maximum amount that a parent
                                                        Information and application forms are
can borrow is the student’s cost of education
                                                        available from high school guidance counselors
less any financial aid that the student receives
                                                        or from the Central Penn Admissions office.
during the loan period. The interest on the
                                                        Additional scholarships may be available from
loan is variable but is capped at 9%. Repayment
                                                        other sources than those listed. Please contact
of the loan begins 60 days after the final
                                                        the Financial Aid or Admissions office or visit
disbursement, unless the borrower meets the
                                                        the financial aid tab on the College website.
criteria for a deferment. Contact your lender
                                                           The Central Penn College Education
for more details.
                                                        Foundation awards scholarships two times
   Private Loans – Private loans are another
                                                        per year to current and incoming students.
option to help make Central Penn more
                                                        Scholarships are disbursed in various amounts
affordable. These loans differ in the amounts
                                                        and awarded based on financial need, academic
that can be borrowed, the interest rate used,
                                                        performance, and student involvement/
and repayment terms. In most cases, the
                                                        community service. For more information or to
student is the borrower and the parents are the
                                                        apply for a scholarship through the Foundation,
co-signer. Contact the Financial Aid office or
go to to find how these
                                                           Central Penn receives notification
loans can help you finance your education at
                                                        throughout the year about local private
Central Penn.
                                                        scholarships that are made available to
                                                        prospective and current students. The
agencies                                                Financial Aid office, through various sources,
                                                        notifies students who are viable candidates of
   Central Penn’s Financial Aid office                  the available scholarships. Also, you should
works with governmental agencies and local              work with your local high school guidance
organizations that provide qualified students           office to find sources of local and regional
with additional sources of financial assistance.        financial aid. Scholarships received by students
Some of these agencies include Office of                must be reported to the Financial Aid office.
Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the                 These are considered a resource and must be
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services.                considered as part of your financial aid award
   Students who qualify for Veteran’s Benefits          package.
must notify the Financial Aid Office once
they are admitted to discuss their benefits.
The Veterans Administration requires Central            Satisfactory academic Progress
Penn to monitor veterans’ progress during               Policy (SaP)
their enrollment. It is the responsibility of
                                                          The Higher Education Act requires that
the Financial Aid Office to certify a veteran’s
                                                        a student maintain satisfactory academic
eligibility for benefits.
                                                        progress in order to receive financial aid
   Students who have questions or concerns
                                                        under the student financial assistance
about their funding from any agency can
                                                        programs authorized by Title IV of the Act.

These programs include the Federal Pell                   least eight new credits each term to maintain
Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational                   satisfactory academic progress. Half-time
Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study                     students are expected to earn at least four
Program, and Federal Direct Loan programs.                new credits each term. Our definition of “new
   This policy for financial aid recipients is            credits” excludes failures and withdrawals,
implemented in order to comply with current               which are courses attempted, not successfully
federal regulations. The policy reads as                  completed. Incompletes are not counted
follows:                                                  toward credits completed until after the course
   A student’s permanent academic record                  work is successfully completed and posted
will be reviewed once a year after each spring            by the Records Office. If you repeat a course
term ( June) to determine academic progress.              that you have already successfully completed
The entire record will be reviewed even if                then the credits will not count toward credits
the student was not a financial aid recipient             completed for satisfactory academic progress
during part or all of the time of his/her prior           since the credits were already counted toward
enrollment.                                               the quantitative standards the first time the
   Financial aid will be awarded to full-time             course was completed.
students who fulfill their course requirements
                                                          Evaluation of Aid Eligibility
within a normal time frame for program
completion and achieve a minimum grade                    •	 The	academic	progress	of	financial	aid	
point average (GPA). Students who enroll                     recipients will be monitored each spring.
less-than-full time will have their financial
aid calculated based on the appropriate                   •	 Students	failing	to	meet	the	standards	
enrollment status. All students will adhere to               set forth will be denied Federal Financial
the same quantitative and qualitative measures               Aid. Students will be notified of their
for satisfactory progress requirements.                      status and the requirements they need to
   For financial aid purposes, a normal time                 reinstate their aid.
frame for program completion and minimum                  •	 At	the	end	of	the	probationary	term,	
grade point average is as follows:                           the student’s academic record will be
Qualitative Measures:                                        reviewed. If progress has not been made
   In order to be eligible for financial aid all             the student’s financial aid will remain
students must earn a cumulative GPA that                     denied.
exceeds the minimum in the table below.                   SAP Appeal Process:
The minimum cumulative GPA varies based                     If unusual circumstances, such as injury to
on the total number of credits a student has              the student, illness to the student, a change in

 Total Credits                  Full time (12 credits      ¾ time (9 credits        ½ time (6 credits
 Attempted                      attempted)                 attempted)               attempted)
 35 credits or                  Must successfully          Must successfully        Must successfully
 less                           complete 8 credits         complete 6 credits       complete 4 credits
 36 credits or                  Must successfully          Must successfully        Must successfully
 more                           complete 8 credits         complete 6 credits       complete 4 credits

Quantitative Measures:
                                                          educational objective or death of an immediate
  Full-time students pursuing an associate
                                                          family member occurs, the school may waive
degree cannot exceed the equivalent of nine
                                                          the satisfactory academic progress requirement
quarters or 116 credits to complete their
                                                          of the student. The school may choose to waive
degree requirements. Full-time students
                                                          the satisfactory academic progress requirement
pursuing a bachelor’s degree cannot exceed the
                                                          if the student has experienced undue hardship
equivalent of fifteen quarters or 188 credits to
                                                          due to special circumstances. Waivers will be
complete their degree requirements. All full-
                                                          reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For special
time students must successfully complete at
                                                          consideration, a student must complete a

Financial Aid Appeal Request Form and                   for determining Grade Level Status for
submit it to the Financial Aid Director. The            Stafford Loans.
Financial Aid Advisory Committee will then              All information presented regarding financial aid
review the appeal. The student will be notified         eligibility and program availability reflects current
in writing as to the status of their appeal.            regulations and policies. This information is subject to
Financial Aid Reinstatement:
   To be reinstated for financial aid once
a student has been denied aid due to lack
                                                        SerVICeS for StUdentS
of progress and no appeal has been filed or                Central Penn has various student services
an appeal has been denied, a student must               available to support students through their
successfully complete the remaining credits             educational experience. Services include
needed to make progress with a minimum 2.00             tutoring, library resources, career services,
term grade point average (C). No aid will be            advising, counseling, disability services, on
given until this requirement is accomplished            campus housing for traditional students,
and the Financial Aid Advisory Committee                student activities, and technology services.
has reviewed the student’s permanent academic           While the College makes these services
record. Students who have an appeal granted             available to support students, it is the student’s
must complete their next term with a GPA of             responsibility to utilize these services to
2.00 or better and complete all courses they            eliminate boundaries they are facing or open
register for successfully.                              new horizons. While services are available
                                                        to all students, housing at the Summerdale
Status Notifications:
                                                        Campus is limited to traditional students.
   Students may be issued a Financial Aid
                                                        If you are experiencing challenges or have
Warning if they complete less than 8/4
                                                        questions, please contact us so we can assist
credits (full time/part time) during any term
                                                        you in becoming familiar with Central Penn
of enrollment and get less than the minimum
GPA requirements, or if during a term, they
                                                           The Summerdale campus offers the
withdraw from a course or are notified of a
                                                        following services for all students. The Scoozi
failing midterm grade. This is done to notify
                                                        Café is open during the week for breakfast,
students that if they continue to perform
                                                        lunch, and dinner. The Student Union, in
poorly, they may violate the academic progress
                                                        the Advanced Technology Education Center
                                                        (ATEC), offers snack machines, games, and
Grade Level Advancement Policy:                         a place to study or just relax between classes.
   First time freshmen students are considered          Computers are available for student use in
Grade Level One students. Once the student              ATEC room 300 and in the Charles “T”
has successfully completed thirty-six (36)              Jones Leadership Library. An ATM machine
credits, they are considered sophomore                  is located in the lower level of the ATEC.
students, or Grade Level Two. Junior                    Stamps can be purchased in the Student
students, or Grade Level Three students,                Services office in Bollinger Hall.
have successfully completed 72 credits, and                The Lancaster Center offers a computer lab,
to reach senior status, Grade Level Four, 108           a student lounge area with a microwave, coffee
credits must have been successfully completed.          pot, soda and snack vending machines.
Students who transfer credits into their                   The Lehigh Valley Center offers a
Central Penn major, and the Records and                 computer lab, a multi-purpose room, tailored
Registration’s Office posts their applicable            course tutoring hours, vending machines,
credits onto their permanent academic record            fully functional kitchen with refrigerator and
will be permitted to have these credits applied         microwave.
towards determining their grade level status.
Students who transfer between majors at
Central Penn will only have those credits,              academic related Services
which apply to their new major count towards               Central Penn is committed to student
academic grade level. This policy is established        success. Students are required to take
                                                        placement exams to determine proficiency in

areas of English and math. Correct placement              from any computer that has internet access.
allows for students to begin their academic               Online tutoring is available 24 hours a day,
requirements at a level where they can be                 7 days a week. An online writing lab allows
successful. If Central Penn cannot offer the              students to submit papers for e-structors to
level of remediation necessary, developmental             critique, with essays being returned within 24
coursework may be required elsewhere, prior to            hours. Tutoring in a variety of subject areas is
becoming a fully matriculated student. Central            available.
Penn provides outlets for support or guidance
for the academic programs and requirements                Student Tutors
in general education. These outlets include                  Students interested in tutoring should
student tutors and an online assistance center            contact the Student Services Dean. Students
– SMARTHINKING. Students seeking                          must have successfully completed (with an “A”
assistance beyond these means should seek                 or “A-“) the course they want to tutor. Students
guidance from their College Advisor or the                must also make a day/time commitment for
Academic, CE, Center Deans or Online                      the entire term. Students can receive credit
Coordinator.                                              for community service hours through student
                                                          tutoring. An active student tutoring list is
College Advisors                                          disseminated each term.
   Central Penn provides all students with
a College Advisor during the enrollment
process. The College Advisor will assist                  Career Services
students with academic and college-related
                                                             The Career Services Department is poised
assistance. College Advisors will host specific
                                                          to assist students with resume writing, cover
programming for students to assist them
                                                          letters, mock interviews, job search strategies,
in navigating and overcoming the barriers
                                                          and other career-related questions at any time
associated with college life.
                                                          throughout a student’s education as well as after
Library                                                   graduation. The Career Services Department
   The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library,              hosts several events that enable students
located in the academic quad beside Milano                to network with employers for internships,
Hall, provides a variety of educational resources         part-time jobs, or full-time employment.
to enhance your college experience. By using              Central Penn wants all students to have ample
a Central Penn ID, students have access to                opportunity to develop skill sets necessary
electronic, book, periodical, and audio-visual            to obtain employment or advancement in
resources, as well as interlibrary loan materials.        their field. Therefore, all services and events
Students also have online access to Library               provided by Career Services are free of charge
catalogs and resources, as well as the ability            and open to all students.
to chat “live” with a librarian. Students will
                                                          Employment After Graduation
be required to use the Library to complete
                                                             Central Penn believes in graduate success.
research assignments. Students are responsible
                                                          We make every effort to help you in your job
for all Library materials signed out in their
                                                          search. The Career Services staff works with
name and may be subject to fines, damage
                                                          you in the preparation of your resume and
charges, or replacement costs. A hold will be
                                                          cover letter, assists you with interviewing
placed on students’ accounts in the Business
                                                          techniques, and points out career opportunities.
office preventing class registration if Library
                                                          Central Penn annually hosts a career expo
materials or charges are outstanding.
                                                          and a summer part-time job fair. In addition,
   The Law Library, located in Bollinger
                                                          Central Penn students are encouraged to
Hall, houses the legal reference collection to
                                                          attend the CPEC Job and Internship Fair
facilitate a legal learning environment.
                                                          each February. The online career center, a
SMARTHINKING                                              web-based job matching system, is available
   The College provides access to an                      to assist you in your job search. Employers
online/virtual learning assistance center,                prefer Central Penn graduates because of their
SMARTHINKING. Students connect to live                    in-depth career education, hands-on training,
tutors (through the tools menu on Blackboard)             and professional demeanor.

   No college can guarantee or promise you              Students requiring further accommodations
a job after graduation. However, we will do             should contact the Student Services Dean.
everything within reason to assist you in your
job search by providing employment assistance
and referrals.                                          Housing
   Employment statistics, including starting
                                                           Unlike most colleges, Central Penn provides
salaries, are available in the Career Resource
                                                        apartments and townhouses at its Summerdale
Center. Employment services are provided
                                                        location. Freshman housing provides students
for you for your lifetime. Whether you are a
                                                        with a furnished apartment-style residence and
recent graduate or graduated many years ago,
                                                        is available to students who have completed
we are here to assist you.
                                                        less than 35 credits.
FOCUS                                                      Upperclassmen housing consists of furnished
   The FOCUS test is a tool that allows                 townhouses. Students are eligible to transition
students to focus their major based on their            to the upperclassman units if they have no
interest and skills. The FOCUS test provides            disciplinary sanctions indicating that housing
guidelines for a good career match and can be           will be forfeited, have successfully completed
further refined through discussion with the             9-12 months, and space is available.
Career Services staff.                                     Furnished units include complete kitchen,
                                                        air conditioning, basic and standard cable
Optimal Resume                                          television service, local phone service (a land
   All students have the ability to create an           line phone is not included), coin-operated
Optimal Resume account. Optimal Resume                  laundry facilities on-site, and are close to
can assist students with resume and cover               campus buildings and amenities. All student
letter writing, website creation, and act as a          housing also has wireless internet access.
repository for student work.                            Utilities include water, sewage, electric, gas,
Part-Time Employment                                    trash, and local area telephone. Each unit’s
   Many students choose to work part-time               phone line, located in the kitchen, provides
while going to college. The Career Services             direct dialing to every apartment, townhouse,
office maintains a list of available part-time          or on-campus office. If students would
jobs and will assist you in meeting your needs.         like to make toll or long distance calls, it is
On the average, students who do hold part-              recommended students purchase a calling card
time positions should work no more that 15-             or use a cell phone. There is postal service for
20 hours per week, so they are still able to            pick-up and delivery of your mail.
devote adequate time to their studies.                     Students living on campus are permitted to
                                                        have a car on campus.
Counseling Services
                                                          Countless lifetime friendships begin at
   Student Services provides a part-time                Central Penn. We work with you to get the
counselor at the Summerdale Campus.                     best match of roommates possible. You will
Students may confidentially seek counseling             be asked to provide information about your
by contacting the Student Services office in            personal traits and interests on the housing
Bollinger Hall. The counselor will also assist          application. You may also request to live with
students who are online or at off-site locations        someone whom you already know on the
and will work one-on-one with students to               housing application form. Student Services
identify the best venue for services. Additional        will be happy to provide you with more details
local contacts are also available for students          or answer questions you may have regarding
experiencing difficulties.                              roommates.

disability Services                                     Student activities
  We try to make our campus accessible to                 A quality education includes more than just
the needs of physically challenged students.            academics. That is why you are encouraged

to become involved in campus life by                    PHIloSoPHIeS and
participating in one or more of the many
clubs, organizations, or athletic activities.           PolICIeS
Students attending the Summerdale campus                   The philosophies and policies explain
will find Central Penn’s small size perfect             where the College stands on issues that relate
for everyone to participate in activities and           to the success of each and every student who
assume leadership roles. Whether it’s through           chooses Central Penn. Philosophies touch
athletics, clubs or professional organizations,         more on the reasons why. How we interpret
the Student Services staff can assist you in            these philosophies, in the form of policies, is
finding an activity that is right for you.              spelled out in the Student Handbook.
   The Student Services staff strives to offer             The Vision, Mission, Core Values and
activities where students from all locations can        Brand Promise found at the beginning of
be involved and build lasting relationships with        this catalog serve as guides when formulating
other students, staff, and their own family.            philosophies and policies.
   There are many special events throughout
the year, which give you opportunities to get
involved and experience new and exciting                academic degree requirements
                                                           A cumulative grade point average of
                                                        at least 2.0 is required for graduation. All
technology Services                                     students must fulfill the necessary program
                                                        requirements, including STS005 The Central
   Food and/or beverages (including those with          Penn Experience, either IDS100 Freshman
lids) are strictly prohibited in any computer           Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar,
classroom or lab. Please use the student lounge         and a three-credit internship/four-credit
areas at all locations or The Scoozi Café at            capstone. IDS105 may be waived on a case-
Summerdale if you would like to eat or drink.           by-case basis for adult students who transfer in
   An open computer lab and computer                    more than 24 credits.
classrooms are located on the third floor of               Associate degree students primarily take
the ATEC. For your convenience, the ATEC                courses at the 100 and 200 level. A small
is open Monday through Friday from 6:00                 number of 300-level courses are required in
a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Open computer labs are also           the associate programs and are reserved mostly
available at the Lancaster and Lehigh Valley            for the program areas. Bachelor programs
locations.                                              contain courses at the 100, 200, 300, and 400
   You will receive a student password and ID           level. The 300- and 400-level courses reflect
number account when you enroll and become               advanced levels of study and intensified
an active student. Campus computers may be              academic rigor.
used to gain access to the Internet for research           It is the responsibility of the student to ensure
and other academic activities. Guests are               that all courses and credits are completed.
permitted to use campus computers as long as            College Advisors can assist students in this
they are accompanied by a student host.                 process. The student should keep accurate
                                                        records of his/her degree progress using the
                                                        Academic Planning Pages within this catalog
                                                        and in the interactive catalog on the College

                                                        academic dishonesty
                                                           Academic dishonesty consists of any
                                                        action or omission by a student that
                                                        constitutes plagiarism, cheating, or academic
                                                        misrepresentation. Sanctions for academic
                                                        dishonesty range from a zero for the
                                                        assignment or failing grade for the course, to

dismissal. Incidents of academic dishonesty              and must be satisfied within the time specified
become part of a student’s permanent record.             by that professor (not to exceed six weeks after
Repeated incidents of academic dishonesty                the end of the term); otherwise, it becomes
throughout your time at Central Penn may                 an “F.” Any change in grade (except an “I”)
result in dismissal.                                     must be made by Friday of the second week
                                                         of classes in a new term. When an incomplete
                                                         grade is given, it precludes a student’s name
academic dismissal                                       from appearing on the Dean’s List. If a student
                                                         makes the Dean’s List upon submission of the
   The primary reason that you enter Central
                                                         final letter grade, a Dean’s List letter will be
Penn is to earn a degree. If your academic
                                                         issued. Satisfactory academic progress ensures
performance indicates that you are not going
                                                         career success.
to achieve that goal, you will be academically
dismissed. Once this happens, you may be in
a better position to reassess your future plans;         academic Year / day
and, if Central Penn is still a part of them, you
may desire to apply for readmission. We believe             Courses are offered Monday through
it is unfair for you to remain a Central Penn            Thursday in the evenings and Tuesday
student if you are not making progress toward            through Friday during the daytime. Saturday
satisfying the degree requirements. If you are           classes as well as online and blended classes
academically dismissed, your notification letter         are also available. Typical courses run for an
will outline specific requirements to meet in            11-week term. A full-time student takes four
order to be considered for readmittance.                 or five courses per term. If a student desires
                                                         to schedule more than five courses, additional
                                                         credits must be approved by the Academic
academic Probation                                       Dean.
   Academic probation occurs when a student
enters the College with a GPA below a 2.0,               alcohol-free and drug-free
fails to make satisfactory academic progress,            Campus
or fails required courses. If you are placed on
academic probation, we believe that you do                  Central Penn is committed to providing an
have the potential to graduate, however, your            alcohol-free and drug-free environment for
academic performance indicates a need for                all students. The possession, use, or sale of
immediate improvement. Therefore, academic               alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs is strictly
advising/counseling and/or certain restrictions          prohibited at any Central Penn location and
are part of probation. Students on probation             can result in expulsion.
are prohibited from participating in athletics.
You will receive written notification from the
Academic Dean informing you of your status.              american disabilities act
A student who fails to meet probationary                 Compliance
improvement standards will be academically               Learning Disabilities
dismissed.                                                 As of July 1, 2003, students must submit a
                                                         current psychological evaluation, audiological
academic Progress/Incomplete                             report, or other professional documentation
grades                                                   to the Student Services Dean for review. A
                                                         current evaluation is defined as occurring
   Satisfactory academic progress is defined             within the past two years. An Individualized
as a minimum of a 2.0 GPA at the end of a                Education Plan (IEP) from a high school does
term. Students who have financial aid must               not provide the information needed to make
also make satisfactory academic progress by              an informed decision; however, an IEP can be
successfully completing a percentage of their            submitted as extending documentation. Verbal
coursework. An incomplete grade of “I” is                requests for assistance cannot be accepted.
given at the discretion of a faculty member                Once the relevant documentation is received,
                                                         a representative from Student Services will
review and render a decision. A Notice of               Penn, excessive absences will result in a
Accommodations will be prepared for the                 lower grade or failure. In preparing you for
student. A meeting will be called between               the business world, Central Penn reflects
Student Services representative(s), student,            the generally accepted business practice on
and family representative(s), if applicable, to         attendance. Attendance policies also apply to
review the accommodations. Once the Notice              online coursework.
of Accommodations is signed, Central Penn
will provide the accommodations listed.
   At no time are the Notice of Accommoda-              auditing
tions, documentation, or meetings an indicator
                                                          You may attend or audit classes not included
that the student will pass coursework or receive
                                                        in your particular program. If auditing, you
a degree. The student is the only person to
                                                        do not take exams and do not earn a grade
guarantee their success through hard work
                                                        or credit. Permission to audit a class may be
and perseverance. The student also has the
                                                        obtained from the professor and approval of
responsibility to inform all professors of the
                                                        the Registrar.
need for assistance.
   Central Penn is limited in the
accommodations that can be made for                     Blended Courses
                                                           Blended courses are a combination of
Physical Disabilities                                   classroom and online education. Students
  The existing campus meets ADA                         have required classroom time and required
requirements and the College attempts                   online coursework. Attendance in blended
to reasonably accommodate the needs of                  courses is based on participation in the class
physically challenged students. Students                and completion of weekly online coursework.
needing further accommodations should                   Thus, any student who fails to complete an
contact the Student Services Dean.                      assigned task will be counted as absent, and
                                                        failure to complete any work within a one-
                                                        week period will be reported as though the
                                                        student had stopped attending class for a week.
   We duplicate a business environment as               The last date of attendance will be determined
closely as possible. In business you will meet          by using the last date of the academic week
people whose first impression of you influences         in which the student actually completed work
their judgment of you. By maintaining a                 or attended class. Blended courses meet in
professional appearance policy in academic              the classroom for a minimum of 22 hours.
buildings on class days, you will develop good          Scheduled meeting times are predetermined
habits and build your professional wardrobe             and appear on registration materials.
for your career success.
                                                        the Central Penn experience
articulation agreements
                                                           All students are required to take STS005
   Central Penn has established articulation            The Central Penn Experience. This one-credit
agreements with various high schools and                course is an introduction to the College and its
colleges. A student can articulate those courses        academic/social requirements. This course is
or credits stated on the articulation agreement.        facilitated in Blackboard as a series of modules
Ask your high school guidance counselor,                students need to complete; traditional students
college transfer office, or any admissions              do have one class meeting during orientation
counselor for information about articulation.           that is mandatory. The course must be passed
                                                        and is necessary for graduation. If a student
                                                        fails The Central Penn Experience, he or she
attendance                                              is placed on academic probation. If a student
                                                        fails The Central Penn Experience two times
   In the business world, too many absences
                                                        he or she will be dismissed. Students admitted
result in loss of pay or your job. At Central
                                                        on probation must pass this course the first
time. IDS100 has concurrent enrollment with              Class Size
STS005. Course drops in these classes will not
be permitted.                                               The average class size is approximately 16
                                                         students to 1 faculty. Classes typically range in
                                                         size from 7-35 students.
Changing Your major
   A change-of-major fee of $50 may be                   Conduct
assessed for any student changing majors more
than two times. In certain cases, students in               You are expected to conduct yourself in
academic violation with a GPA below 2.0 will             an appropriate manner, which is defined in
be charged the fee as well. Students transferring        the Student Handbook and the Residence
from an associate degree to a bachelor degree            Hall Lease Agreement. Your living comfort,
within their field will have the fee waived.             classroom atmosphere, and personal rights
The change of major form is accessed through             are important and should not be infringed Note, such requests may              upon; therefore, guidelines for conduct are a
not guarantee immediate transfer approval.               benefit to you. Inappropriate actions in the
Some cases may require approvals from the                community may cause you to lose your job or
Assistant Deans, Program Directors, and/or               your lease; inappropriate actions at Central
Academic Dean.                                           Penn may result in disciplinary action. The
                                                         College follows a judiciary process, which
                                                         is published in the Student Handbook.
Classroom disruption                                     Contact the Student Services Dean for more
   Central Penn is a learning environment.
Compliance with the College’s policies
and philosophies is essential to promote an              Course load
atmosphere of student and graduate success.
Students exhibiting poor or disruptive                      A typical full-time student carries 12 credits
behavior or who repeatedly do not follow                 per term. Students taking fewer than 12
the appearance policy will be dismissed from             credits per term may be classified as part-time
the class and, potentially, the course. Once             students. Students desiring to take more than
dismissed from class, the student may only               15 credits per term need permission from the
return after receiving written permission from           Academic Dean. Student accounts are billed
the Academic Dean or designee.                           on a per credit basis. For further information,
                                                         contact the Financial Aid office.

Class Scheduling
                                                         Credit-by-examination Policies
   The schedule for the first-term, full-time
traditional student is established by the                Advanced Placement (AP)
Registrar and is usually comprised of three                 The Advanced Placement (AP) Program
general education courses, one program-                  offered through the College Board offers high
specific course, and The Central Penn                    school students the opportunity to challenge
Experience. Future schedules are the primary             themselves to gain college credit. Students
responsibility of the student. Students can seek         participating in AP courses can work on
input from their College Advisor. Registration           gaining the skills and attitudes needed to be
for returning students is accessible online              successful in college.
at Students are                        Students who receive an AP exam score
advised to keep proper degree-audit records.             of 3, 4, or 5 will be granted college credit.
After the three-week online registration                 Students may transfer a maximum of 12
period, all registrations must have financial            college credits through AP examinations;
clearance from the Business office (this is the          the 12 credits may not be used in addition to
responsibility of the student).                          articulated coursework with high schools or
                                                         area vocational/technical programs.

College-level examination                               through pass/fail or Lifelong Learning are not
Program (CleP) exams                                    included in your cumulative average.

   Central Penn does accept CLEP
examinations for credit in identified areas.            Customer Satisfaction
However, at this time the College is not a
testing center. The closest testing center to              Improving customer satisfaction is a goal
the College is: Harrisburg Area Community               of Central Penn College. Students are our
College, One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA                 customers. We want them to be satisfied
17110. The College follows the published ACE            with their Central Penn experience. One
Recommended Credit-Granting scores. The                 way that the administration demonstrates
course equivalency listing identifies the credit        our commitment to serve students better is
Central Penn will grant for each examination            by reading and reacting to their perceptions.
and is available from the Registrar or on the           Each term students are asked to honestly
College website.                                        assess faculty, staff, and the services they
   A student can obtain a total of 9 credits            receive at Central Penn. Positive comments
toward an associate degree and 18 credits               as well as suggestions for improvement are
toward a bachelor degree through CLEP                   shared with students, faculty, and staff. The
examinations. This is also applicable to                College genuinely appreciates students’ candid
CLEP examinations administered through                  assessment of administrative services. Central
the Defense Activity for Nontraditional                 Penn continues to strive to improve our services
Education Support (DANTES) program.                     to the student customer. Working together, our
The total number of credits transferred into            campus will see many improvements, resulting
a program may not exceed one-half of the                in higher student satisfaction culminating in
degree program.                                         graduate career success. The caring faculty and
                                                        staff at Central Penn want to help students
CLEP for Military Personnel (DANTES)                    succeed in their career.
  Central Penn College awards credit to
those eligible military personnel taking CLEP
examinations through the Defense Activity               dean’s list — recognition of
for Non-Traditional Education Support                   achievement
(DANTES) program.
                                                          Students carrying six or more credits
  For a complete listing of AP and
                                                        and earning a grade point average of 3.5
CLEP examinations along with accepted
                                                        or better during a term, have earned a place
equivalencies, please visit the College website.
                                                        on the Dean’s List. Students will receive an
                                                        “Incomplete” during their internship and will
Credit Hour definition                                  not appear on the Dean’s List until their final
                                                        grade is submitted to the Registrar.
   Fourteen hours of classroom lecture equal              The following criteria are used to recognize
one credit; 40 hours of laboratory work or              graduates of high achievement at graduation:
practicum equal one credit; a minimum of 60             Cumulative Average       Honorary Title
hours of internship equal one credit depending
                                                        3.80 - 4.00              Summa Cum Laude
upon the program. In addition to classroom
instruction, students can expect a minimum of           3.60 - 3.79              Magna Cum Laude
two hours of out of classroom work per course           3.50 - 3.59              Cum Laude
each week.
                                                           In addition, a student successfully
                                                        completing the Central Penn Honors Program
Cumulative grade Point average                          will graduate with distinguished honors.
(gPa)                                                   Students participating in the Leadership
                                                        Development Program may also graduate with
   Students should know their cumulative                leadership designation.
GPA and keep it above 2.0 to avoid academic
probation and to graduate. Transfer credits
from another college and credits earned
delivery methods                                         •	 Students	must	have	a	2.0	GPA	or	higher	
                                                            to be eligible to graduate.
   Central Penn offers traditional day classes at
its Summerdale location. Evening courses are               Definition of grades and other marks found
offered at Summerdale, Lancaster and Lehigh              on grade reports:
Valley locations and other sites as designated.
                                                         A Exceptional interest and mastery of
Some courses are offered in a blended format
                                                           subject matter
which is a combination of in-person and
online. Hybrid programs offer a combination              B+ Above average interest and mastery of
of in person and online delivery methods.                   subject
Some courses and programs are also offered
fully online.                                            C Average mastery of subject matter with no
                                                           measurable deficiency
                                                         C- Below average mastery of subject with
dropping or adding Courses                                  minor measurable deficiency
   The Registrar or Assistant Registrar will             D Marginal mastery of subject matter with
help you change your schedule. Pay close                   indicated areas of deficiency
attention to appropriate timing within which
to add or drop courses so as not to affect your          F Impaired understanding of subject with a
grades. Students may only add classes during               deficiency in most areas
the first week of the term. Changing from                 Grade             Grade     Description
one section of a course to another section of                               Point
the same course is considered dropping and                A        95–100   4.0       Exceptional
adding a course. In order to withdraw from a
                                                          A-        90–94   3.88
course with a grade of “W,” a student must do
so prior to the close of week seven. A student            B+        88–89   3.25      Above	average
withdrawing after week seven will receive                 B         85–87   3.0
an “F.” It is also important that you contact
the Financial Aid office and Business office              B-        80–84   2.88
prior to making your decision. The student is             C+        78–79   2.25
responsible for obtaining financial aid clearance
                                                          C         75–77   2.0       Average
from the Business office (signature on the
form). Registering for courses and dropping               C-        70–74   1.88      Below	average
them has academic progress implications. See              D+        68–69   1.25
the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
                                                          D         65–67   1.00      Marginal
policy. Adding and/or dropping courses has
financial implications, which are explained in            D-        60–64   0.88
the Refund and Distribution Policy.                       F         0–59    0         Failing
                                                          AU          0               Audit
early warning                                             I           0               Incomplete

   Central Penn is concerned with your progress           L           0               Lifelong	
and has devised a system for identifying those                                        Learning
who are experiencing difficulties in achieving            P           0               Pass
success. This “early warning system” will
                                                          T           0               Transfer
help direct you to the appropriate sources of
assistance.                                               W           0               Withdraw
                                                          Y                           Passed	waiver	
•	 Students	are	expected	to	maintain	a	
   satisfactory academic record (2.0 GPA or
   higher) at Central Penn.

grievance Policies                                        a meeting with the other party will be
                                                          scheduled. The meeting may be in person
Academic Grievance:                                       or via phone conversation.
   In the event of a student having an academic
grievance with any professor, the Student              4. The Student Services Dean will render a
Handbook issued by the College notes the                  decision and inform, in writing, all parties
following policy and procedure for “Academic              involved in the complaint within three
Grievance.” This process must be initiated                working days.
within four weeks of the end of the term in
                                                       5. The decision of the Student Services
which the course was taken.
                                                          Dean is final.
1. A student wishing to appeal a grade or
   academic decision or with an academic
   concern must first meet with the faculty            Harassment Policies
   member to discuss the issue.                          Harassment (both overt and subtle) is a
2. If the student and the faculty member               form of misconduct that is demeaning to
   do not come to a satisfactory agreement,            another person, undermines the integrity of
   the student should submit a brief written           the person, and is strictly prohibited. Central
   summary of the grievance or concern                 Penn prohibits acts of retaliation against
   to the appropriate Assistant Dean.                  anyone involved in lodging a complaint
   The appropriate person will review the              of harassment. Conversely, Central Penn
   concern and may meet with the student.              considers intentionally filing false reports of
   If the student’s issue cannot be resolved           harassment a violation of this policy. Anyone
   at the first level, it will be forwarded to         engaging in any type of harassment will
   the Academic Dean. Students who only                be subject to disciplinary action, up to and
   take courses online should submit their             including permanent dismissal. Students
   grievances to the Online Education                  experiencing any type of harassment should
   Coordinator if not resolved by the faculty          contact the Student Services or Academic
   member.                                             Affairs office immediately with details of the
                                                       behaviors encountered so an investigation can
3. The Academic Dean or Online Education               be completed.
   Coordinator will render a decision and
   inform, in writing, all parties involved in         Disability Harassment Policy
   the complaint within three working days.              Central Penn is committed to providing an
                                                       environment that is free of discrimination and
4. The decision of the Academic Dean or                unlawful harassment. Actions, words, jokes, or
   Online Education Coordinator is final.              comments based on an individual’s sex, race,
Other Complaints:                                      ethnicity, age, religion, physical appearance/
   When other academic related complaints              ability or any other legally protected
arise, whether they are student originated or          characteristic will not be tolerated.
from other parties, the following procedure            Gender Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
applies:                                               Policy Statement
1. Any complaints that are not directly a                 Central Penn maintains the principle that the
   matter of academic grading should be                campus should be a place of work and learning,
   brought to the attention of the College             free of all forms of gender discrimination,
   Advisor via a scheduled meeting, phone              sexual harassment, intimidation, and
   call, or in writing.                                exploitation. Should a student encounter an
                                                       uncomfortable situation of this nature with
2. If the College Advisor and the other party          another student or faculty/staff member, he
   cannot come to a resolution regarding the           or she should report it immediately. Charges
   complaint, the party should appeal to the           of sexual harassment will be promptly and
   Student Services Dean.                              thoroughly investigated.
3. The Student Services Dean must be
   provided with a written complaint and
Racism and Cultural Diversity Policy                        Learning are not included in the cumulative
Statement                                                   GPA, but are used in determining the student’s
   Central Penn is committed to prohibiting                 satisfactory progress. Contact the Continuing
behavior that intimidates or harasses students              Education Dean regarding college transfer
or employees on the basis of race, color, creed,            credits or Lifelong Learning. High School
national origin, sex, disability, or age. Activities        students who are transferring credits through
that attempt to injure, harm, malign, or harass             an articulation agreement should contact the
(both overt and subtle) will be in violation of             Academic Dean.
Central Penn policy and subject to disciplinary
action. Central Penn is committed to creating
an atmosphere affirming cultural diversity                  midterm warning
and equal opportunities for all students and
                                                               At midterm of each term, a warning is
employees. Students experiencing racial
                                                            e-mailed to you if you are failing or not doing
or cultural harassment should contact the
                                                            satisfactory work in a course. Your College
Student Services or Academic Affairs office
                                                            Advisor will also receive a copy of this warning
immediately with details of the behaviors
                                                            and then request to meet with you. Midterm
being encountered so an investigation can be
                                                            warnings and College Advisor meetings are
                                                            designed to help a student improve in needed
   Violations to the Code of Conduct are
handled through the College’s judicial system,
which is explained in more detail in the
Student Handbook.                                           off-site Courses
                                                               The College offers courses at off-campus
Internship/Capstone experience                              sites. Students cannot earn a complete degree
                                                            at these locations. However, students can
   As a career-oriented college, Central Penn
                                                            choose to take a combination of online courses
requires all traditional students to complete
                                                            and off-site courses. Additionally, students
an internship. Internships range in hours from
                                                            may find that off-site locations offer a needed/
180 to 560 hours. Traditional students are
                                                            desired course not offered at the Summerdale
eligible for internship upon completion of all
                                                            campus. Bachelor degree-seeking students
coursework and should register for internship
                                                            are limited to 20 or fewer courses at an off-
during their final term of classes. Online
                                                            site location and must be willing to take
Traditional Students working in their field and
                                                            online, blended courses, and/or courses at the
with approval, may be granted an exception to
                                                            Summerdale campus to complete a degree.
complete a capstone in place of an internship.
   Continuing Education and online students
complete a capstone course in place of the                  online Courses
traditional internship. This can be done at both
the associate and bachelor degree level. This                  The College offers a variety of online
course requires an extensive research project               courses taught in an asynchronous fashion
and paper related to the student’s chosen                   using the Blackboard Internet Management
career path. For further information on this                System. Students not enrolled in a fully
process, see the Continuing Education Dean,                 online degree program may take up to 50%
Online Education Coordinator, the Lancaster                 of their degree requirements per term in an
Dean, or the Lehigh Valley Dean.                            online or blended format without financial
   If a student fails the internship or capstone            aid implications. Traditional students need
course, the student is automatically withdrawn              written approval from the Academic Dean
from the College.                                           to take more than 50% of their term credits
                                                            online. Attendance in online courses is based
                                                            on participation in online discussions and
lifelong learning and Credits                               completion of weekly coursework. Thus, any
                                                            student who fails to complete the weekly
  Credits that a student transfers from
                                                            discussion thread will be counted as absent,
another institution or earns through Lifelong
                                                            and failure to complete any work within a one-
week period will impact grades. The last date            register for classes online, through the College
of attendance will be determined by using the            website.
last date of the academic week in which the
student actually noted their attendance.
                                                         repeating Courses

reacceptance                                                If a student fails a course, that course may
                                                         be repeated. ENG015, ENG100, ENG200,
   If a student is academically dismissed he/            IDS100, IDS105, and STS005 may only be
she may reapply to Central Penn. Students                repeated one time. Other General Education
that have been academically dismissed will               courses may be taken an unlimited number
be required to take off two terms. In order              of times. Major courses failed twice may only
to return as a full-time student, he/she will            be repeated with approval of the Academic
be required to take an approved course (at               Dean.
Central Penn or elsewhere) and earn a “B”
(3.0) or higher. Reacceptance conditions
will be outlined in your dismissal letter, and           Special academic opportunities
reacceptance is not guaranteed.
                                                           Students seeking specific academic
                                                         opportunities, including Independent
readmission                                              Studies, Honor Studies, or The Craiger C.
                                                         Parker Leadership Development Program,
   A student whose study is interrupted for              should contact their College Advisor and
four or more consecutive terms must apply                the Academic Dean. Students seeking to
for readmission. Upon approval, the student              complete an early internship should contact
is subject to the curriculum and all other               the Academic Dean.
academic requirements and regulations in
effect at the time of readmission.
   Courses in which you receive a “D” or “F”             Undeclared major
must be retaken upon your return. Students
                                                            If you wish to attend Central Penn to
who have been formally withdrawn may apply
                                                         assess career choices, to fulfill admissions
for readmission, subject to the curriculum and
                                                         requirements, to enhance job skills, or to
other academic requirements and regulations
                                                         pursue educational enrichment, you may be
in effect at the time of readmission.
                                                         accepted without declaring a specific major.
                                                         Such students may take up to 13 credits before
refresher training                                       declaring a major, at which time an application
                                                         for admission into a degree program must be
   After graduation, you may want to return              submitted to the Admissions office. You will
to Central Penn for refresher training. This is          be required to take a FOCUS evaluation that
available in your major at no charge as long as          will assist you in determining your career path.
classroom space is available. The Registrar can          You must declare a major prior to receiving
provide further information.                             financial aid.

registration                                             withdrawal
   It is important for students to register for             Traditional students must pursue their
courses during the registration periods due              education at Central Penn College through
to availability of courses. Late registrants will        uninterrupted attendance of at least nine
be assessed a late fee. Traditional students             credits per term, from matriculation through
who fail to register by the close of the first           graduation. However, in the event of special
week of classes will be withdrawn from the               circumstances, a traditional student may
College. First-time students are registered by           request to take a Leave of Absence (LOA)
the Records office and returning students may            from the College. The student is required to
                                                         complete an LOA form in the Academics

Affairs Office. Residential students granted             2. A description of the applicable legal
an LOA are bound by the conditions of their                 sanctions under local, state, or federal law
original lease agreement.                                   for the unlawful possession or distribution
   Traditional students who fail to register                of illicit drugs and alcohol;
for the next term will be withdrawn. Any
student who withdraws or is withdrawn must               3. A description of the health risks
reapply and will return under the new degree                associated with the use of illicit drugs and
requirements.                                               the abuse of alcohol;
   Continuing Education students can sit                 4. A description of available drug and
out up to one year and return simply by                     alcohol counseling, treatment, or
registering for classes. If they return within              rehabilitation programs; and
a year, they will return under their original
degree requirements. After one year, they                5. A clear statement of the disciplinary
must reapply and will come back under new                   sanctions that the College will impose on
requirements.                                               students and employees who violate the
   Any student who misses eight consecutive                 standards of conduct.
hours of class in each course the student                   The College will conduct a biennial review
has been enrolled in will be automatically               of its drug prevention program to determine
withdrawn from the College.                              its effectiveness, implement changes as needed,
   Prior to considering any withdrawal, all              and ensure that the disciplinary sanctions are
students should meet with their College                  consistently enforced.
Advisor, the Business office, and the Financial             Central Penn fully supports the objectives
Aid office. In particular, all students must be          of these laws and their related regulations.
aware that a withdrawal or a lengthy period              The College recognizes both alcohol and drug
of nonattendance may trigger repayment of                abuse as potential health, safety, and security
student loans.                                           problems. The College expects its students
   For additional information on these policies,         and employees to cooperate in maintaining a
please refer to the Student Handbook or the              college environment free from the effects of
College website.                                         alcohol and other drugs and to comply with
                                                         this policy.
the drug-free Schools and
Communities act amendments                               the family education rights
   The Drug-free Schools and Communities                 and Privacy act (ferPa)
Act Amendments of 1989 require an institution            Preamble
of higher education, as a condition of receiving         The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
funds or any other form of financial assistance          of 1974 establishes specific rights for students
under any federal program, to certify that it has        and/or their parents and prevents the release
adopted and implemented a drug prevention                of certain information without the written
program to prevent the unlawful possession,              consent of the student.
use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol           Generally, this federal law gives students,
by students and employees.                               former students, and alumni the right to review
   As part of its drug prevention program                in the presence of Central Penn personnel
for students and employees, Central Penn                 their own records maintained by Central Penn,
annually distributes in writing to each student          including academic and financial records.
and employee the following information:                     Parents of dependent students, as defined by
1. Standards of conduct that clearly                     the Internal Revenue Service, may have access
   prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or             to the Central Penn records of their dependent
   distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by          sons or daughters without student consent.
   students and employees on Central Penn’s              Parents do not have the right to see records of
   property or as part of any of its activities;         students who are no longer dependent upon

Inspection                                                     procedure, the student is entitled to a hearing
The student has the right to inspect, in the                   on the matter. The student shall submit a
presence of a staff member, official college                   written request for a hearing to the Records
records, files, and data primarily and directly                and Registration office. The hearing must
related to himself/herself. This right includes                be held within a reasonable time after the
an explanation of any information contained                    request and the student notified as to the time,
in these sources. The student is entitled                      date, and place of the hearing in a reasonably
to such rights within 45 days of the time                      advanced time of the hearing as to make his/
that he/she requests in writing the Records                    her presence practical.
and Registration office to initiate such an                       A hearing officer/panel will be designated by
inspection.                                                    the President (or his designate), and the student
   Education records of the student will not                   will be afforded a full and fair opportunity to
be released to the student, his parents, or any                present evidence relevant to the issues of the
third party as long as a financial indebtedness                record entry validity. The student may be
or serious academic and/or disciplinary matter                 assisted or represented by an advisor of his/her
involving the student remains unresolved.                      choice, including, at his/her own expense, an
This limitation does not preclude the student                  attorney. The student will be furnished, within
from having personal access to the records                     a reasonable time following the hearing, a
— merely from obtaining the release of the                     written decision from the designated hearing
information. The student may not have access                   officer. In addition, the student is entitled to
to the confidential financial statement of                     receive a written summary of the evidence and
parents or any information contained in such                   the reasons for the decision.
statements. The student is entitled to request                    Explanatory Statement: The contents of the
copies of his/her records, files, and data at a                student’s challenge will remain a part of the
reasonable administrative cost.                                student’s record regardless of the outcome of
Note: In no case will letters of recommendation and            any challenge.
other information obtained or prepared before January
1, 1975, which were written on the assumption or               Disclosure
expressed promise of confidentiality to the authors, be           No personally identifiable information from
available for inspection, disclosure, or challenge.            education records shall be disclosed by any
                                                               means to individuals or agencies outside the
Challenge                                                      school without the consent of the student in
   The student is entitled to challenge and/                   writing, except pursuant to lawful subpoena or
or add to the factual basis of any record entry                court order, or except in the case of specifically-
contained in records, files, and/or data. The                  designated educational and government
purpose of this challenge is to ensure that such               officials as required by law.
entries are not inaccurate or misleading or in                    Information contained in such records
violation of his/her privacy or other rights as a              may be shared within the school. Records
student, and to provide an opportunity for the                 originating at another institution will be
correction or deletion of any such inaccuracies,               subject to these policies.
misleading or otherwise inappropriate data                        The following is a list of public information,
contained therein. The substantive judgment                    which may be made available regarding
of a staff member about a student’s work,                      students of the College without their prior
expressed in grades and/or evaluations, is not                 consent and is considered part of the public
within the purview of this right to challenge.                 record of their attendance:
   The Records and Registration office will
provide the student with an opportunity to                     1. Name
place in the records a statement commenting
                                                               2. Address (Local and Permanent)
upon the challenged information in the
education records, which will be kept so long                  3. Telephone Number
as the contents are contested.
                                                               4. Date and Place of Birth
  If a records entry question has not been                     5. Major
satisfactorily resolved by this informal                       6. Student Activities, including Athletics

7. Dates of Enrollment
8. Date of Graduation
9. Degrees and Awards Received
10. Honors
11. Most Recent Educational Institution
    Attended Prior to Admission
12. Name and Address of Parents, Guardian,
13. Photos
14. Classification
15. Current Course Schedule
   The student is entitled to request that any
or all of this information not be made publicly
available; such a request must be made in
writing to the Records and Registration
office. This request shall be effective only with
respect to directory information not prepared
for release at the time the request is received
by the Records and Registration office. Such a
request remains effective until revoked by the
Failure to Comply
  If the College fails to comply with the Act,
the student may file a written complaint by
mailing it directly to: The Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Office, Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare, 330
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

leaderSHIP aCroSS tHe CUrrICUlUm

The College experience at Central Penn provides avenues for students to open new horizons and
opportunities to build or advance one’s career. Recognizing that leadership skills can always be
developed and refined, the College has embraced Leadership Across the Curriculum to further
develop these attributes in its graduates.
   Leadership Across the Curriculum embeds leadership components in coursework so students
are exposed to the need for strong, ethical, and professional leadership in all career fields. In
addition to coursework, there are specially designed levels of leadership programming at the
College for those who wish to take a more focused approach to developing their skill sets.
   The College will offer students opportunities for leadership development, but it is ultimately up
to the student to embrace and expose themselves to various leadership elements and demonstrate
the flexiblity to grow and change while defining or enhancing their leadership style. Building
your skill sets begins the process of unlocking potential and building further potential.
   Central Penn provides a career-relevant education and professional atmosphere to best position
you for success as a leader in your field. It is our responsibility to empower you with the tools
you need to be successful. When you combine the tools with your ability, drive, and desire your
passion will be ignited. Goals and career success will become defined because you indicated that
“YOU CAN” and “YOU WILL” strive toward career success.
   We look forward to seeing your potential unfold.

  Melissa M. Vayda, Ed.D.                                    Janice R. Moore, Ed.M.
  Vice-President/CAO                                         Provost

tHe CraIger C.                                          leadership toolkit
Parker leaderSHIP                                          This is a dynamic three-session workshop
deVeloPment Program                                     that enables students to develop their skills
                                                        in creating agendas, taking and distributing
   The Central Penn College Craiger C. Parker           meeting minutes, setting goals, running
Leadership Development Program is open to               effective meetings, and building membership.
degree-level students from every major. The             The Leadership Toolkit is held during the fall
program aims to enhance the student’s major             term.
field of study. The courses are a compilation
of interdisciplinary topics helping students
to understand the connection between the
leadership process and organizations. The
program, and courses, constantly challenges
students to strengthen their values, ethics,
and integrity that are vital components of
leadership skills. The Leadership Development
Program contains coursework designed to
provide students a solid base in sculpting their
leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.
It aids in preparing them for leadership
roles both here on campus and within the
chosen career field. Students will sharpen
their analytical and problem-solving skills
through real world application of researched
based theory. Since this is an interdisciplinary
program, students will gain an understanding
of the role leadership development plays in
the private, public, non-profit and community
arenas. The overall goal of the program is to
produce future leaders that our workforce is

Common Hour
   Central Penn provides the unique
opportunity for college students to develop
leadership skills and to gain perspective on
the various spiritual and cultural aspects of
life through Common Hour events. Every
Wednesday a special presentation is available
for the campus community. These events may
range from well-known speakers and leaders,
to successful graduates, musicians, artists, and
community leaders.
   All students are encouraged to attend,
but those taking Oral Communications are
required to attend the Common Hour events.
The Common Hour schedule is published
each term. Events include leadership and
cultural presentations, and club and advising
activities. Each weekly event is publicized.

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Require a minimum of 125 credits                                                 Daytime
                                                HBG           LAN   LHV   Online Classes
Accounting                                       ●	            ●	    ●	     ●	      ●
Business Administration                          ●             ●     ●      ●	      ●
   • Finance                                     ●	             	     	      	      ●
   • Healthcare Administration                   ●	             	     	      	      ●
   • Management                                  ●	             	     	      	      ●
   • Marketing                                   ●	             	     	      	      ●
Corporate Communications                         ●                          ●	      ●
Criminal Justice Administration	                 ●	           ●	    ●	      ●	      ●
Homeland Security Management                                                ●	      ●
Information Technology                            ●           ●             ●	      ●
   • Applications Development                                               ●       ●
   • Cyber Security                               ●	           	     	       	      ●
   • Database Management                                                            ●
   • Network Management                          ●	            	     	       	      ●
Legal Studies                                   ●m	           m	    m	     m	       ●

Associate in Science Degree Programs
Require a minimum of 77 credits                                                  Daytime
                                                HBG           LAN   LHV   Online Classes
Accounting                                       ●             ●            ●	      ●
Communications                                                                      ●
Computer information Systems
   • Applications Development                                              ●	      ●
   • Database Management                                                           ●
   • Network Management                           ●                        ●	      ●
Criminal Justice                                  ●	           	     	      	      ●
Entrepreneurship & Small Business                 ●           ●            ●	      ●
Marketing                                                                  ●	      ●
Paralegal                                         m           m     m      m	      ●

Associate in Applied Science Degrees
Require a minimum of 62 credits                                                  Daytime
                                                HBG           LAN   LHV   Online Classes
Digital Arts                                                                        ●
Medical Assisting                                 m                         ●	      ●
Physical Therapist Assistant                                                        ●

Certificate Programs
Comprised of 18 pre-selected credits
Advanced Accounting is comprised of 24 pre-selected credits                      Daytime
                                                HBG           LAN   LHV   Online Classes
Accounting                                       ●             ●            ●	      ●
Advanced Accounting                              ●             ●	    	       	      ●
Human Resources                                  ●             ●            ●	      ●
Intelligence Analysis                            ●	             	    	      ●	      ●
m Hybrid Delivery Option: programs available through a mix of brick and mortar and online
• Concentration within an area of study.
    Locations offering evening degree completion programs: HBG - Central Penn Harrisburg,
    LAN - Central Penn Lancaster, LHV - Central Penn Lehigh Valley
Academic Programs and Degree Requirements
   When	 you	 enroll	 in	 a	 degree	 program	 at	           •	 Applications	Development
Central	 Penn,	 you	 can	 be	 assured	 that	 your	
                                                            •	 Cyber	Security
course	of	study	will	concentrate	in	your	chosen	
field	 of	 study.	 Your	 curriculum	 will	 foster	          •	 Database	Management
hands-on	 learning,	 realistic	 experiences,	 and	
interaction	with	caring	professionals	who	have	             •	 Network	Management
worked	in	the	field.                                        Legal Studies (Offered in classroom only
   Every	 degree	 program	 at	 Central	 Penn	               and hybrid delivery modes.)
stresses	 this	 “learn-by-doing”	 philosophy,	
whether	 it’s	 an	 online	 project,	 a	 classroom	
project,	 or	 a	 lab	 experience.	 Our	 high-               Associate in Science Degree
quality	 degrees	 focus	 on	 career	 preparation.	          Programs
Each	program	has	its	own	advisory	board	of	
professionals	 who	 work	 in	 the	 field.	 These	           Accounting
men	 and	 women	 review	 the	 program	 and	                 Communications
provide	recommendations	that	allow	us	to	stay	
current	with	technology	and	other	trends	in	                Computer Information Systems with a
the	 field.	 In	 addition,	 Central	 Penn’s	 highly	        concentration in one of the following:
qualified	 faculty	 ensure	 that	 you	 receive	 a	          •	 Applications	Development
quality	education.
   Students	 pursuing	 a	 degree	 at	 Central	              •	 Database	Management
Penn	must	complete	one-third	of	their	degree	
                                                            •	 Network	Management
requirements	in	general	education.
   The	following	is	a	list	of	programs	and	the	             Criminal Justice
degree	that	each	awards:
                                                            Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Bachelor of Science Degree
Programs                                                    Paralegal (Offered in classroom only and
                                                            hybrid delivery modes.)
Business Administration
Students	 may	 choose	 a	 general	 approach	 to	            Associate in Applied Science
the	degree	or	may	choose	a	concentration	in	                Degree Programs
one	of	the	following	areas:                                 Digital Arts
•	 Finance                                                  Medical Assisting (Offered in classroom
•	 Healthcare	Administration                                only and hybrid delivery modes.)

•	 Management                                               Physical Therapist Assistant

•	 Marketing
                                                            Certificate Programs
Corporate Communications
                                                            Accounting and Advanced Accounting
Criminal Justice Administration
                                                            Human Resources
Homeland Security Management
                                                            Intelligence Analysis
Information Technology
Students	 may	 choose	 a	 general	 approach	 to	
the	degree	or	may	choose	a	concentration	in	
one	of	the	following	areas:

Continuing Education Offerings
Summerdale / Harrisburg                                  Corporate Communications
                                                         Criminal Justice Administration (general)
  The	 following	 programs	 are	 available	 to	
take	part	time	in	the	evening,	on	Saturdays,	            Homeland Security Management
online,	or	a	combination	thereof:
                                                         Information Technology (general)
                                                            Students	 may	 choose	 to	 take	 one	 of	 the	
Bachelor of Science Degree
                                                         following	Associate	degree	programs	in	a	fully	
                                                         online	format:
Business Administration
Students	 may	 choose	 a	 general	 approach	 to	
the	degree	or	may	choose	a	concentration	in	             Computer Information Systems with a
one	of	the	following	areas:                              concentration in one of the following:
•	 Finance                                               •	 Application	Development
•	 Healthcare	Administration                             •	 Database	Management
•	 Management                                            •	 Network	Management
•	 Marketing                                             Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration                          Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Information Technology                                   Marketing
Students	 may	 choose	 a	 general	 approach	 to	
the	degree	or	may	choose	a	concentration	in	
one	of	the	following	areas:                              Certificate Programs
                                                         (Available	online)
•	 Cyber	Security
•	 Network	Management
                                                         Advanced Accounting

Associate in Science Degree                              Human Resources
Programs                                                 Intelligence Analysis
                                                         Central Penn Lancaster
Computer Information Systems with a
concentration in Network Management
                                                         Bachelor of Science Degree
Criminal Justice
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                                         Business Administration (general)
Online Degree Programs
                                                         Criminal Justice Administration
   Students	 may	 choose	 to	 take	 one	 of	 the	
following	Bachelor	of	Science	degree	programs	           Information Technology (general)
in	a	fully	online	format:
Business Administration (general)
Associate in Science Degree                               three-credit	 internship/four-credit	 capstone	
Programs                                                  experience.
Accounting                                                1.	 The	Central	Penn	Experience	(1	credit):	
                                                              Each	student	must	take	this	course	during	
Entrepreneurship and Small Business                           his/her	first	term.	The	course	introduces	
                                                              students	to	College	policies	and	academic	
                                                              philosophies.	This	one-credit	online	
Certificate Program
                                                              course	is	designed	to	promote	student	
Human Resources                                               success	and	familiarize	all	students,	
                                                              continuing	education	and	traditional,	with	
Central Penn Lehigh Valley                                    the	collegiate	culture	of	Central	Penn.	It	
                                                              is	required	for	all	students.
                                                          2.	 Freshman	Seminar	(3	credits)	or	
Bachelor of Science Degree
                                                              College	Success	Seminar	(3	credits):	
                                                              Degree-seeking	students	are	required	to	
Accounting                                                    complete	either	the	Freshman	Seminar	or	
                                                              College	Success	Seminar.	These	courses	
Business Administration (general)                             introduce	students	to	the	social,	political,	
Criminal Justice Administration                               and	historical	issues	that	shape	their	
                                                              major	field	of	study	and	how	to	conduct	
Degree Completion                                             academic	research	in	that	field.	Traditional	
                                                              students	are	required	to	complete	the	
Locations                                                     Freshman	Seminar.	Continuing	education	
  Central	 Penn	 offers	 off-site	 degree	                    students	who	are	transferring	in	fewer	
completion	 opportunities	 in	 Hazelton,	                     than	24	credits	are	required	to	complete	
Pottsville,	State	College,	and	Sunbury.		Degree	              the	College	Success	Seminar	that	also	
completion	requirements	may	vary	for	students	                incorporates	the	discussion	of	issues	
who	are	transferring	from	an	institution	who	                 specific	to	students	returning	to	their	
has	an	agreement	in	place	with	Central	Penn.		                education.

Accounting (all locations)                                3.	 General	Education:

Business Administration – general (all                    	   a.	Humanities
locations)                                                	   b.	Math,	Science,	and	Technology
Criminal Justice Administration – general                 	   c.	Social	and	Behavioral	Sciences
(all locations)
                                                          4.	 Program	Requirements:	Degree-seeking	
Degree requirementS                                           students	should	select	a	program	of	study	
                                                              that	relates	to	their	career	goals.	Students	
   The	 following	 section	 outlines	 degree	                 are	strongly	encouraged	to	declare	a	
requirements	 for	 all	 programs	 of	 study	                  program	of	study	upon	acceptance.	
at	 Central	 Penn	 College.	 The	 general	                    Students	must	declare	a	major	prior	to	
education	 requirements	 comprise	 one-third	                 receiving	financial	aid.	Most	programs	of	
of	 the	 curriculum	 in	 each	 program.	 General	             study	consist	of	field-specific	courses,	in	
education,	 combined	 with	 program-specific	                 addition	to	several	elective	courses.
courses	 and	 hands-on	 education,	 provide	 a	
balanced,	career-oriented	education.                      5.	 Concentrations:	Students	have	the	option	
   All	 students	 must	 obtain	 a	 cumulative	                of	choosing	a	concentration	within	several	
grade	point	average	of	2.0	and	fulfill	all	degree	            programs	of	study.	Concentrations	consist	
requirements	 to	 be	 eligible	 for	 graduation.	             of	specially	focused	courses.	Within	the	
This	 includes	 either	 IDS100	 Freshman	                     bachelor	of	science	degree	programs	in	
Seminar	or	IDS105	College	Success	Seminar,	                   Business	Administration	and	Information	
STS005	The	Central	Penn	Experience,	and	a	                    Technology,	students	who	elect	to	

    not	have	a	concentration	must	fulfill	                 It	is	the	responsibility	of	the	student,	with	
    specific	level	(300/400)	requirements	in	           guidance	 from	 his/her	 College	 Advisor,	 to	
    coursework.                                         fulfill	 all	 degree	 and	 program	 requirements.	
                                                        Students	 should	 keep	 an	 accurate	 record	 of	
6.	 Internship/Capstone	Experience:	                    courses	taken.	Students	can	conduct	a	degree	
    Internships	are	a	vital	aspect	of	the	              audit	 in	 to	 check	 their	
    Central	Penn	College	experience.	Central	           progress;	 however,	 transfer	 students	 should	
    Penn	measures	its	success	by	the	extent	of	         follow	 the	 educational	 plan	 outlined	 in	 the	
    career	success	experienced	by	its	students.	        transfer	evaluation.		
    All	students,	continuing	education	and	                At	 the	 completion	of	 either	a	 bachelor	or	
    traditional,	must	fulfill	the	internship	or	        associate	degree	from	Central	Penn	College,	
    job-related	capstone	requirement	for	their	         graduates	will	have	obtained	a	certain	skill	set.	
    program.	Requirements	vary	by	program.	             The	skill	set	is	a	combination	of	educational	
    However,	all	internships	contain	a	job	             experiences	 from	 the	 student’s	 program	 of	
    pursuit	element,	which	requires	students	           study;	 the	 general	 education	 core	 which	
    to	complete	a	resume	and	participate	in	            includes	 humanities;	 math,	 science,	 and	
    a	mock	interview.	Continuing	Education	             technology;	social	and	behavioral	sciences;	and	
    students	are	required	to	complete	a	                campus	life.
    capstone	course.	Students	should	initiate	
    the	internship	or	capstone	process	with	            Institutional Learning Objectives:
    the	College	Advisor.                                Upon	graduation	from	Central	Penn,	students	
                                                        will	be	expected	to:
7.	 Service/Community	Service:	Traditional	
    students	are	required	to	fulfill	a	service	         •	 Integrate	effective	written	and	oral	
    requirement	prior	to	graduation.	Students	             communication	into	daily	business	
    seeking	a	bachelor	degree	are	required	                practices.
    to	complete	50	hours,	and	students	
                                                        •	 Use	critical	thinking,	problem	solving,	
    seeking	an	associate	degree	are	required	
                                                           and	various	research	methods	to	support	
    to	complete	25	hours.	The	hours	can	
    be	earned	throughout	your	education,	
    but	must	be	kept	track	of	in	a	log	which	           •	 Judge	the	value	of	a	process	or	product	
    can	be	found	in	the	Student	Handbook	                  through	critical	reading,	discussion,	and	
    as	well	as	the	College’s	website.	Service	             analysis.
    hours	can	take	place	on	campus	or	in	
    a	community	organization	but	must	                  •	 Correlate	business	practices	and	decisions	
    be	of	a	volunteer	and	service-oriented	                that	are	reflections	of	societal	beliefs,	
    nature.	Students	are	required	to	submit	               attitudes,	and	market	trends.
    completed	service	hours	to	their	College	           •	 Generate	results	by	utilizing	science	
    Advisor	prior	to	the	completion	of	                    or	mathematical	skills	and	apply	those	
    internship.	Internship	grades	will	not	be	             results	to	problem	solving.
    issued	without	successful	completion	of	
    this	service	requirement.                           •	 Expand	their	knowledge	base,	
                                                           understanding,	and	appreciation	for	varied	
	   Continuing	Education	students	must	                    social,	cultural,	ethical,	aesthetic,	and	
    fulfill	the	documentation	of	service	                  leadership	values.
    through	the	capstone	experience.	
    The	College	Advisor	for	Continuing	                 •	 Demonstrate	competence	and	confidence	
    Education	students	will	provide	guidance.		            in	chosen	career	field	and/or	ability	to	
                                                           further	one’s	own	education.
8.	 Students	can	earn	certificates	or	associate	
    or	bachelor	degrees.	Certificates	are	
    comprised	of	18	or	36	preselected	credits.	
    Associate	degree	programs	require	a	
    minimum	of	62	credits.	Bachelor	degree	
    programs	require	a	minimum	of	125	
Bachelor Degree Programs
                   Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
                     The following guidelines assist students in            TEC103        Survey of Windows
                   developing programs of study that introduce              TEC105        Information Technology
                   them to three areas of learning at Central Penn          TEC120        Structured Programming
Bachelor Degrees

                   College – the humanities, the social sciences,
                   and math and science. These areas of study               TEC125        Microsoft Access
                   provide the foundation for a well-rounded                TEC135        Networking Fundamentals
                   professional.                                            TEC140        Microcomputer Systems
                   Humanities – 18 credits                                    Students enrolled in the Accounting
                      Students must fulfill 18 credits within the           bachelor degree program are required to take
                   humanities. These requirements are comprised             MTH200 Statistics.
                   of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200 and                     Social and Behavioral Science – 12 credits
                   9 additional credits; 6 credits must be taken at           Students must fulfill 12 credits within
                   the 300 level or higher. Students may choose             the social and behavioral sciences. These
                   from courses labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or                   requirements include either IDS100 Freshman
                   PHI, as well as from the list below:                     Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                   ALH255         Medical Law and Ethics                    and 9 additional credits, at least 6 of which
                   COM200         Technical Writing                         must be at the 200 level or higher. Students
                                                                            may choose from courses labeled HIS, POL,
                   COM215         Communications Ethics
                                                                            PSY, or SOC, as well as from the list below:
                   DGA100         Principles of Visual Communication
                                                                            BUS235        Consumer Behavior
                   DGA110         Digital Photography
                                                                            BUS365        Organizational Behavior
                   DGA125         History of Animation
                                                                            CRI380        Psychology of the Criminal
                   IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies
                                                                            GEO100        Cultural Geography
                   IDS300         Text and Film
                                                                            IDS200        Consumer Protection
                   IDS305         Selected Topics in Film
                                                                            IDS310        Superstitions & Urban Legends
                   IDS330         Global Conflict
                                                                            IDS320        Haunted Pennsylvania
                   IDS410         “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories
                                                                            IDS325        Nature of Leadership
                   LGS310         Legal Communications
                                                                            IDS400        Topics in Multiculturalism
                   LNG100         Conversational Spanish
                                                                            LGS180        Historical Perspectives of the
                   *English placement determined by test results                          Constitution
                   **Students enrolled in a fully online program may        LGS220        Torts
                   substitute ENG220 Business Communications for
                   ENG110.                                                  LGS370        Alternative Dispute Resolution
                                                                            LGS415        Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   Math, Science, and Technology – 15 credits                             Resolution
                      Students must fulfill 15 credits within math,
                   science, and technology. These requirements              Open Electives – 15 credits
                   include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in                  Students must take 15 additional credits,
                   science taken at the 200 level or higher.                at least 12 of which must be at the 300 level
                   Students may choose from courses labeled                 or higher. Any course not fulfilling another
                   BIO, MTH, or SCI, as well as from the list               degree requirement may be used.
                   below:                                                   All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                   ACC100         Accounting I                              Experience (1 credit)

                   ALH120         Anatomy and Physiology I                  Concentrations and Certificates:
                   ALH130         Anatomy and Physiology II                   Students may select a concentration or
                                                                            certificate program from among several
                   DGA120         Vector Graphics
                                                                            of the major programs of study offered.
                   DGA245         Web Design                                Concentrations require the completion of
credits beyond the core requirements with a             requirements so they can qualify to sit for the
specified number at the 300 level or higher             exam and become a CPA in their home state.
in a specific area within the major program.
Certificates require the completion of 18 or 36
credits in a specific area and may be completed         Program Objectives:
as part of the major and concentration                  •	   A	thorough	comprehension	of	and	the	
program requirements or in addition to those                 ability to interpret generally accepted

                                                                                                           Bachelor Degrees
requirements. Students choosing a more                       accounting principles (GAAP) and
generalized approach to their education may                  generally accepted auditing standards
opt not to take a concentration. They do,                    (GAAS) and apply them to the business
however, have to complete the same number                    environment.
and level of requirements choosing from a
wider spectrum of courses.                              •	   Problem-solving	and	research	ability	
                                                             relative to accounting and financial data
Bachelor of Science Degree                                   issues and procedures.
Program in Accounting                                   •	   Understand	the	various	accounting	needs	
                                                             of manufacturing, service, nonprofit, and
   The Bachelor of Science degree program in                 governmental organizations.
Accounting prepares students to be successful
in the accounting profession. Central Penn              •	   Computer	literacy	and	proficiency	
accounting students will adapt easily to a                   in the use of software applications,
constantly changing business community,                      including, in part: internet research,
while at the same time providing a much-                     word processing, database management,
needed moral compass in the profession for                   spreadsheet administration, and
use in the decision-making process. Students                 proprietary accounting programs
majoring in accounting have the opportunity                  applicable to financial research, analysis,
to obtain knowledge in a wide variety of topics,             and reporting.
including intermediate accounting, auditing,
                                                        •	   Interpret,	analyze,	prepare,	and	
cost accounting, individual income tax and
                                                             communicate financial data with
various accounting and taxation courses. The
                                                             regard to consolidations, international
objective of the Accounting program is to
                                                             transactions, and business combinations.
provide students with a baccalaureate education
to facilitate and enhance their professional            •	   A	heightened	appreciation	for	
employability within their respective field of               principles of management, leadership,
study, as well as preparation for professional               administration, and supervision.
licensure or graduate study.
   On January 1, 2012, a 150-college hour               •	   Strong	written	and	oral	communication	
requirement will become mandatory in                         skills consistent with or surpassing
Pennsylvania for CPA certificate applicants.                 generally-accepted standards for college
In a traditional college, students usually will              graduates.
not meet the state requirement within four
years. With our accelerated class schedule,
                                                        Program Requirements:
Central Penn accounting majors can complete
the 150-college hour requirement within                    In addition to MTH200 Statistics, students
four years or less. Our accounting majors               will complete 58 credits of general education
can obtain the additional 25 credit hours by            and elective requirements. Students are
concentrating on courses that match their               required to take a core group of courses and
interests and complements their accounting              choice classes associated with their major to
degree. Examples of complementary courses               total 125 credits.
are: business administration, criminal justice,
homeland security management, information               Accounting
technology, and legal studies. Accounting               Core Courses ‑ 43 credits
students are encouraged to consult with their           ACC100       Accounting I
academic advisor and review the state CPA               ACC110       Accounting II

                   ACC200       Managerial Accounting                        seeking students may focus their selection
                   ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I                    of choice courses and concurrently earn a
                   ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                                                                             certificate in Human Resources.
                   ACC320       Cost Accounting
                   ACC335       Intermediate Accounting III                  Program Objectives:
                   BUS200       Finance I                                    •	   Understand	and	apply	business	concepts	
Bachelor Degrees

                   BUS215       Microeconomics                                    to business models.
                   BUS220       Principles of Management                     •	   Develop	skills	to	communicate	with	all	
                   BUS230       Principles of Marketing                           levels of management.
                   BUS260       International Business                       •	   Understand	the	importance	of	the	
                   INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                        growth of the international markets and
                   LGS250       Business Law                                      how a business may function within
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                                  those markets.

                   Choice Classes ‑ 21 credits                               •	   Understand	the	relationships	required	in	
                   (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)                business between various departments
                      Students must complete an additional 21                     and how they must work together.
                   choice credits with 15 credits at the 300 level           •	   Understand	and	apply	generally	accepted	
                   or higher, from the following list of options:                 accounting principles (GAAP)and
                   ACC210       Data Management Applications                      generally accepted auditing standards
                   ACC220       Income Tax                                        (GAAS) in a business environment.
                   ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting                         •	   Understand	business	organizations	as	
                   ACC325       Accounting Information System                     complex systems and the implications
                                                                                  of workplace diversity, organizational
                   ACC330       Advanced Income Tax
                                                                                  change, and corporate culture.
                   ACC400       Advanced Accounting
                                                                             •	   Demonstrate	problem-solving/research	
                   ACC405       Auditing
                                                                                  ability in a business setting.
                   ACC425       Advanced Auditing
                   BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small                   •	   Demonstrate	appropriate	professional	
                                Business Management                               manner with the highest ethical
                   BUS300       Finance II
                   BUS305       Investments
                                                                             Program Requirements:
                   Bachelor of Science Degree                                   In addition to the 61 credits of general
                   Program in Business                                       education and elective requirements, students
                   Administration                                            are required to take a core group of courses and
                                                                             choice classes associated with their major to total
                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in              125 credits. While students can take a general
                   Business Administration will prepare students             approach to their degree, they can opt to choose
                   to meet the demands of today’s business.                  a specific concentration. The core requirements
                   This program provides extensive knowledge                 and the concentrations are listed below.
                   in the areas of business background,
                   management preparation, human resource and                Business Administration
                   communication skills, and ethics in business              Core Courses ‑ 43 credits
                   and society. In addition, this program allows             ACC100        Accounting I
                   students to select from among a list of elective          ACC110        Accounting II
                   courses or to concentrate in the areas of Finance,
                                                                             BUS100        Business Principles
                   Healthcare Administration, Management, or
                   Marketing. With careful planning, degree-                 BUS200        Finance I
                                                                             BUS215        Microeconomics
BUS220       Principles of Management                      Healthcare Administration Concentra‑
BUS230       Principles of Marketing                    tion: Central Penn’s Healthcare Administra-
BUS245       Human Resources
                                                        tion concentration provides the student with
                                                        an understanding of the role of public poli-
BUS260       International Business                     cies and politics in the healthcare industry, the
BUS325       Electronic Business                        various component sectors of the industry, and
BUS365       Organizational Behavior                    the planning methods used within the health-

                                                                                                            Bachelor Degrees
BUS380       Business Policy Formulation
                                                        care field. The Healthcare Administration
                                                        concentration will prepare students for admin-
INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                 istrative and strategic planning positions with-
LGS250       Business Law                               in all branches of the healthcare industry.
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                           Students choosing the Healthcare
                                                        Administration concentration must complete
Choice Classes ‑ 21 credits                             21 credits with 15 credits at the 300 level or
(15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)         higher, from the following list of options:
   Students choosing a more general approach
                                                        ALH115       Medical Insurance
to their education are not required to choose
a concentration. They do, however, have                 ALH255       Medical Law and Ethics
to complete the same number and level of                ALH320       Health Services Organization and
requirements choosing from a wider spectrum                          Management
of courses. Students must complete 21 choice            ALH330       Healthcare Policies and Politics
credits from any courses labeled ACC or BUS,            ALH400       Hospital and Health Services
or choose a concentration listed below. Of the                       Administration
21 choice credits, 15 credits must be taken at
                                                        ALH410       Health Economics and Financing
the 300 level or higher.

   Finance Concentration: Central Penn’s                ALH420       Healthcare Planning and Marketing
Finance concentration provides the student              BUS302       Health, Safety, and Security
with the understanding of financial definitions,        BUS303       Recruitment, Selection, and
concepts, relationships, and strategies                              Placement
involving individuals, financial institutions,          BUS335       Insurance
and nonfinancial business activities. Skill in
finance is widely recognized as an important               Management Concentration: Central
component needed for professional success               Penn’s Management concentration provides
within the corporate environment. The                   the student with the understanding of the
finance concentration will prepare students for         various management theories, the relationships
positions, such as financial managers, account          required between departments in business, and
executives, financial agents, and loan officers.        the planning and information packages used
   Students choosing the Finance concentration          in today’s business world. The Management
must complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the         concentration will prepare students for careers
300 level or higher, from the following list of         in both the public and private sectors of the
options:                                                economy. Students choosing the Management
ACC200       Managerial Accounting                      concentration must complete 21 credits with
                                                        15 credits at the 300 level or higher, from the
ACC320       Cost Accounting
                                                        following list of options:
ACC400       Advanced Accounting
                                                        ACC200       Managerial Accounting
BUS300       Finance II
                                                        BUS240       Survey of Sports Management
BUS305       Investments
                                                        BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
BUS320       Money and Banking                                       Management
BUS335       Insurance                                  BUS301       Retail Management
BUS410       Options, Futures, and Derivatives          BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations
BUS435       Personal Financial Management              BUS345       Operations Management
BUS440       International Finance

                   BUS355       Project Management                         photojournalism, broadcasting, newspapers,
                   BUS450       Labor Relations                            magazines and, of course, public relations.
                   BUS460       Evaluation and Assessment
                                                                              Students enrolled in this major should have
                                                                           a clear understanding of English grammar and
                   BUS470       Business Seminar                           a desire to be creative. Individuals who succeed
                      Marketing Concentration: Central Penn’s              in this field are always looking for different
                   Marketing concentration provides the student            and more creative solutions to problems. They
Bachelor Degrees

                   with the understanding of the application of            have an unquenchable desire to ask questions
                   marketing concepts to business models, the              and probe for new information. This field is
                   development of a marketing strategy, and the            for those who find excitement in meeting new
                   effective use of an advertising campaign. The           challenges and exploring the limits of their
                   Marketing concentration will prepare students           abilities.
                   for careers as sales representative, marketing
                   research analyst, advertising coordinator,              Program Objectives:
                   public relations specialist, marketing manager,
                   and marketing communications specialist.                •	   Demonstrate	an	understanding	of	
                      Students choosing the Marketing                           the communications field, including
                   concentration must complete 21 credits with                  corporate or nonprofit communications,
                   15 credits at the 300 level or higher, from the              public relations, print and electronic
                   following list of options:                                   media and political communications.
                   BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling                    •	   Demonstrate	knowledge	and	proficiency	
                   BUS235       Consumer Behavior                               in the core areas of communications—
                   BUS250       Advertising                                     writing in Associated Press style,
                                                                                grammar, and composition.
                   BUS301       Retail Management
                   BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing           •	   Critically	analyze	the	communications	
                                Communications                                  operations (both internal and external)
                   BUS310       Fashion Analysis                                of an organization. This includes
                                                                                identifying stakeholders (those with a
                   BUS360       Marketing Research
                                                                                relationship to the organization) and
                   BUS405       Business Marketing                              developing a four-part public relations
                   BUS430       Marketing Management                            plan to assist the organization.
                   BUS470       Business Seminar                           •	   Demonstrate	proficiency	in	strategic	
                                                                                communications planning, crisis
                   Bachelor of Science                                          communications, media relations, and
                   Degree in Corporate                                          public affairs.
                   Communications                                          •	   Communicate	effectively,	both	orally	and	
                                                                                in writing.
                      The purpose of this program is to train
                   students to be effective communicators. The             •	   Oversee	a	communications	project	from	
                   program focuses on public relations because                  conception to post-activity briefing.
                   it offers students the best job opportunities
                   coming from college with more positions                 •	   Develop	professionalism	in	both	dress	
                   being created in this field than in most others.             and demeanor.
                      Whether a student chooses a career in public         •	   Develop	and	present	a	professional	
                   relations or in any other communications                     portfolio.
                   field, this program will give that student a
                   solid grounding in writing for nearly every
                   communications career. In addition to a                 Program Requirements:
                   writing-intensive program, the Bachelor’s                 In addition to the 61 credits of general
                   program gives students a good theoretical               education and elective requirements, students
                   knowledge of many communications fields—                must take a core group of courses and choice

classes associated with their major to reach at           meet the overall requirement that 15 credits of
least 125 credit hours.                                   the 21 total credits be at a 300 level or higher.
Corporate Communications
Core Courses—43 credits                                   Bachelor of Science Degree
COM100       Survey of Mass Communications
                                                          Program in Criminal Justice
COM130       Public Relations

                                                                                                              Bachelor Degrees
COM140       Media Writing                                   The Bachelor of Science degree program in
COM215       Communication Ethics                         Criminal Justice Administration will prepare
COM220       Journalism I
                                                          students to meet the growing demand for
                                                          college educated criminal justice practitioners
COM225       Writing for Public Relations                 in the public sector. This academically rigorous
COM230       Desktop Publishing I                         program is designed to provide graduates
COM265       Organizational Communication and             with a comprehensive understanding of the
             Leadership                                   criminal justice system, relative bodies of
COM270       Writing for Broadcast Media                  law, and specialty subject matter consistent
                                                          with each student’s unique career ambitions.
COM320       Feature Writing
                                                          With due appreciation for the individual
COM340       Communications Law                           interests of program graduates, this degree
COM390       Public Affairs Reporting                     program allows students to select choice
COM395       Photojournalism                              classes most consistently aligned with their
                                                          personal interests and professional goals.
INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                                                          This eclectic approach enables students to
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                          design a customized educational experience.
Choice Classes—21 credits                                 Empowered with ability to either focus or
(15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)           diversify choice classes, students enjoy the
   Students choose from a wide spectrum of                opportunity to either generalize or specialize
courses to tailor their degree to their individual        their studies.
interests. Students must complete 21 choice
credits from COM courses or certain courses               Program Objectives:
labeled BUS or DGA. Of the 21 credit hours,
15 of them must be taken at a 300 level or                •	   Understand	key	management	concepts	
higher.                                                        and apply these concepts to agencies
   Students must take 12 credits of COM                        within the criminal justice system.
courses. Students can choose to take the
                                                          •	   Be	versed	in	computer	software,	
remaining nine credits as COM courses, or
                                                               including word processing, databases
the following BUS and DGA courses:
                                                               used within the profession, basic
BUS230       Principles of Marketing                           accounting concepts, and graphics
BUS250       Advertising                                       presentation for briefings.
BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing             •	   Possess	strong	written	and	oral	
                                                               communication skills in order to
BUS360       Marketing Research                                interface with all levels of management
DGA110       Digital Photography                               within an organization.
DGA115       Digital Image Editing                        •	   Demonstrate	problem-solving/research	
DGA245       Web Design I                                      ability in a work environment.
DGA280       Multimedia                                   •	   Understand	the	importance	of	
  Students choosing Business or Digital                        sophisticated technologies and computer
Graphic Arts courses should make certain they                  applications within a national and global
meet the prerequisites for the course(s) and                   market.
that the level of the course is appropriate to

                   •	   Demonstrate	appropriate	human	                   CRI321       Police Operations
                        resource and employment practices and            CRI330       Criminalistics
                        correlate these concepts with learned            CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal
                        criminal justice techniques applicable to
                        diversified work environments.                   HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                   •	   Demonstrate	professional	interpersonal	          INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
Bachelor Degrees

                        and communication skills.
                                                                         LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                   •	   Examine	and	relate	the	areas	of	law	             LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
                        enforcement, corrections, probation and                       Constitution
                        parole, courts, victims, and witnesses.          LGS210       Evidence
                   •	   Develop,	organize,	and	manage	                   LGS220       Torts
                        various projects concentrating on                LGS265       Criminal Law
                        crime prevention, asset protection,
                                                                         STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                        loss avoidance, investigative strategies,
                        offender rehabilitation, and crisis              Choice Classes ‑ 12 credits
                        management.                                      (6 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                                                                            Students choose from a wide spectrum of
                   •	   Demonstrate	competence	in	
                                                                         courses to tailor their degree to their individual
                        devising policies and procedures for
                                                                         interests. Students must complete 12 choice
                        administrative positions in a criminal
                                                                         credits from any courses labeled CRI, HSM,
                        justice organization.
                                                                         or LGS. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 credits
                   •	   Exhibit	knowledge	of	relative	bodies	of	         must be taken at the 300 level or higher. In
                        criminal and civil law, crime prevention         addition, students may opt to take the courses
                        strategies, critical incident response           needed to earn the Intelligence Analysis
                        protocols, police-community relations,           certificate related to homeland security. With
                        and professional ethics while engaged in         proper planning, the 18 credits needed for a
                        an internship.                                   certificate can be earned in conjunction with
                                                                         the degree without necessitating additional
                   •	   Demonstrate	an	appropriate	                      course work.
                        professional manner with the highest
                        ethical standards in a criminal justice
                        management setting.
                                                                         Bachelor of Science Degree
                                                                         Program in Homeland
                                                                         Security Management
                   Program Requirements:
                                                                            The Bachelor of Science degree program in
                      In addition to the 61 credits of general           Homeland Security Management (HSM) will
                   education and elective requirements, students         prepare students for a growing demand for
                   are required to take a core group of courses          qualified homeland security personnel at the
                   and choice classes associated with their major        local, state, and federal level. This program is
                   to total 125 credits.                                 designed to mirror the integrated nature of the
                   Criminal Justice Administration                       myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices
                   Core Courses ‑ 52 credits                             of Homeland Security while providing an in-
                                                                         depth education which draws these disciplines
                   BUS220       Principles of Management
                                                                         together. The HSM program incorporates
                   BUS365       Organizational Behavior                  elements of law enforcement, infrastructure
                   CRI100       Criminal Justice                         security, emergency management, and
                   CRI135       Corrections I                            intelligence gathering to provide students
                                                                         with a broad understanding, while preparing
                   CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
                                                                         them for a plethora of careers in these growing
                   CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                   CRI312       Investigative Report Writing

Program Objectives:                                   HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
•	   A	comprehension	of	relevant	bodies	of	           HSM215       Emergency Management
     law, international relations, political,
     social, and cultural environments.               HSM335       Business Intelligence
     Understanding of intelligence gathering          HSM415       Threats to Homeland Security
     capabilities.                                    HSM420       Emergency Management: Disaster

                                                                                                           Bachelor Degrees
                                                                   Policy and Politics
•	   Analytical	approach	to	a	problem	solving	
     and understanding of related emergency           HSM430       Data Mining and Predictive Analysis
     and crisis management. Incident                  IDS330       Global Conflict
     Command Structure (ICS) and National             INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
     Incident Management Structure
                                                      LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
     (NIMS) will be featured.                                      Constitution
•	   A	heightened	appreciation	for	principles	        STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
     of management, leadership, supervision,
     and organizational behavior.                     Choice Classes – 12 credits
                                                      (6 credits must be at 300 level or higher)
•	   Superior	interpersonal	communication	
     skills and writing abilities that are               Students choose from a wide spectrum of
     important when working with large                courses to tailor their degree to their individual
     groups under adverse situations.                 interests. Students must complete 12 choice
                                                      credits from any course labeled CRI, HSM,
•	   Technical	skills	in	the	researching,	            or POL. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 of these
     writing, analyzing, and management of            credits must be at the 300 level or higher.
     large-scale incidents.
•	   The	ability	to	collect,	collate,	and	            Bachelor of Science Degree
     organize large amounts of information            Program in Information
     from multiple sources.                           Technology
•	   Develop	the	skill	sets	needed	to	be	                The rapidly changing world of technology
     professional and function effectively in         offers many outstanding and exciting career
     adverse situations.                              opportunities. Central Penn College offers
                                                      specialized instruction to help students keep
Program Requirements:                                 pace with these changes and challenges.
                                                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in
   In addition to the 61 credits of general           Information Technology (IT) provides students
education and elective requirements, students         with a solid IT foundation that prepares them
are required to take a core group of courses          for the technical and professional demands of
and choice classes associated with their major        today’s employers. Students will begin their
to total 125 credits.                                 education with core courses that offer a solid
                                                      technological foundation. Students will then
Homeland Security Management                          be able to choose from a variety of computer
Core Courses ‑ 52 credits                             information systems electives, such as internet
BUS220       Principles of Management                 programming, database administration, and
BUS365       Organizational Behavior                  network security. The core courses and electives
CRI245       Criminal Investigation                   will help prepare each graduate to become a
                                                      focused, highly-qualified IT professional.
CRI310       Criminal Profiling: Policy and
CRI375       Terrorism                                Program Objectives:
CRI436       Security Management                      •	   Understand	how	computer	systems	
HSM110       Principles of Private Security                function.
HSM115       Homeland Security Management

                   •	   Understand	database	concepts,	including	           TEC235      Object-Oriented Programming I
                        data modeling and querying.                        TEC242      Linux
                   •	   Write	computer	programs	utilizing	                 TEC252      SQL Fundamentals
                        basic sequence, selection, and looping             TEC320      Systems Analysis and Design
                        construction.                                      TEC355      Disaster Recovery
                   •	   Understand	network	fundamentals,	                  TEC411      Cyber Ethics
Bachelor Degrees

                        including network security.
                                                                           Choice Classes ‑ 21 credits
                   •	   Be	proficient	in	the	installation,	                (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                        configuration, operation, and                         Students choosing a more general approach
                        maintenance of the Linux operating                 to their education are not required to choose
                        system.                                            a concentration. They do, however, have
                                                                           to complete the same number and level
                   •	   Understand	how	to	implement	a	
                                                                           of requirements choosing from a wider
                        requirements document.
                                                                           spectrum of courses. Of the 21 choice credits,
                   •	   Develop	a	professional	ethics	statement	           15 credits must be taken at the 300 level or
                        regarding the use of technology.                   higher. Students must complete the 21 choice
                                                                           credits from any courses labeled TEC or a
                   •	   Complete	hands-on	experience	in	a	real-            combination of any course labeled TEC and
                        world setting.                                     up to 9 credits of DGA courses (3 courses)
                   •	   Communicate	effectively	and	properly	              from the courses listed below, or they may
                        with end user and management using                 choose a concentration:
                        oral, written, and multimedia techniques.          DGA115      Digital Image Editing

                   •	   Demonstrate	the	appropriate	                       DGA235      Character Design
                        professional attributes of a consummate            DGA245      Web Design I
                        IT professional.                                   DGA270      Non-Linear Video Editing
                                                                           DGA280      Multimedia
                   Program Requirements                                    DGA310      Animation I
                                                                           DGA320      3-D Modeling Methods
                      In addition to the 61 credits of general
                   education and elective requirements, students           DGA345      Web Design II
                   are required to take a core group of courses            DGA370      Visual Effects
                   and choice classes associated with their major          DGA400      Web Development I
                   to total 125 credits. Students can either take a
                                                                           DGA410      Animation II
                   general approach to their degree, or they can
                   opt to choose a specific concentration. The             DGA420      Web Development II
                   core requirements and the concentrations are               Applications Development Concentra‑
                   listed below:                                           tion: Graduates are prepared to collaborate
                   Information Technology                                  with management and lead project teams
                   Core Courses ‑ 43 credits                               in developing applications to solve business
                                                                           problems. In addition to hands-on technical
                   INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                                                                           skills, graduates will understand the standards
                   MTH230       Discrete Math                              and principles of applications development
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                        and be able to apply them to new and chal-
                   TEC120       Structured Programming                     lenging situations.
                                                                              In order to receive a concentration in
                   TEC135       Networking Fundamentals
                                                                           Applications Development, a student must
                   TEC140       Microcomputer Systems                      select the following courses as five of their
                   TEC145       Routers and Routing                        seven program electives and two choice classes
                   TEC200       Data Modeling Foundations                  - 21 credits:
                   TEC222       Network Security Fundamentals              TEC225      Visual Programming

TEC245       Internet Programming I                     promote and justify technology projects to
TEC335       Object-Oriented Programming II             meet business objectives.
TEC365       Machine and Assembly Language
                                                           In order to receive a concentration in
             Programming                                Network Management, a student must select
                                                        the following courses as five of their seven
TEC410       Advanced Data Structures and
                                                        program electives and two choice classes - 21
             Algorithms Analysis

                                                                                                           Bachelor Degrees
   Cyber Security Concentration: Graduates              TEC237       Switching and WANs
are prepared to discover malicious hacker and           TEC330       Network Management
virus attacks and understand how to defeat
                                                        TEC420       Advanced Routing
them. Additionally, graduates will know how
to recover from disasters, as well as plan and          TEC423       Remote Access
coordinate the security program that will               TEC425       Advanced Switching
prevent a reoccurrence. Graduates will be able
to ensure the smooth, uninterrupted conduct             Bachelor of Science Degree
of internet-based commerce.
   In order to receive a concentration in Cyber
                                                        Program in Legal Studies
Security, a student must select the following              The Bachelor of Science degree program
courses as five of their seven program electives        in Legal Studies prepares students to be
and two choice classes - 21 credits.                    successful in the legal profession. Students
CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber Security            majoring in legal studies have the opportunity
TEC285       Computer Forensics                         to obtain knowledge in a wide variety of topics,
                                                        including, but not limited to, Constitutional
TEC350       Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
                                                        law, legal research and writing, litigation,
TEC412       Computer Hacking                           and criminal law. The objective of the Legal
TEC413       Hacking Defenses                           Studies Bachelor of Science degree program
                                                        is to provide students with a baccalaureate
   Database Management Concentration:                   education to facilitate and enhance their
Graduates are prepared to implement, manage,            employability within their respective field of
and maintain relational databases. Graduates            study, as well as prepare for graduate study
will be able to apply underlying principles of          including law school. The program is approved
database design and methodology to solve                by the American Bar Association (ABA).
challenging business situations.
   In order to receive a concentration in
Database Management, a student must select              Program Objectives:
the following courses as five of their seven
program electives and two choice classes - 21           •	   A	thorough	comprehension	of	relevant	
credits:                                                     bodies of law, the legal system, judicial
                                                             processes, and prevailing legal theory.
TEC245       Internet Programming I
TEC262       Fundamental Database                       •	   Problem-solving	and	research	ability	
             Administration                                  relative to legal issues, principles, and
TEC375       Database Administration Backup
             and Recovery                               •	   Computer	literacy.
TEC380       Advanced Database Management
                                                        •	   Strong	written	and	oral	communication	
TEC390       IT Project Management                           skills.
  Network Management Concentration:                     •	   Technical	skills	in	legal	research,	
Graduates are prepared to lead project                       writing and analysis, substantive case
development teams in the design, installation,               evaluation, legal communication, law
and maintenance of complex networks.                         office and courtroom procedures, and
Additionally, graduates will have developed                  case preparation and management.
the management and professional skills to                    Proficiency in the use of computer-
                                                             assisted legal research.

                   •	   The	ability	to	perform	and	manage	                LGS400   Advanced Criminal Procedure
                        procedural and substantive legal tasks in         LGS410   Advanced Constitutional Law
                        an ethical manner.                                LGS415   Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   •	   Professional	maturity	and	preparedness	                    Resolution
                        to function effectively and professionally        LGS420   Advanced Criminal Law
                        in a legal environment.
Bachelor Degrees

                   Program Requirements:
                      In addition to the 61 credits of general
                   education and elective requirements, students
                   are required to take a core group of courses
                   and choice classes associated with their major
                   to total 125 credits.
                   Legal Studies
                   Core Courses ‑ 52 credits
                   LGS110       Foundations in Law
                   LGS130       Principles of Legal Research
                   LGS135       Legal Research and Writing I
                   LGS140       Civil Litigation I
                   LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                   LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
                   LGS200       Contracts
                   LGS210       Evidence
                   LGS220       Torts
                   LGS230       Civil Litigation II
                   LGS260       Administrative Law
                   LGS265       Criminal Law
                   LGS280       Legal Research & Writing II
                   LGS285       Legal Seminar
                   LGS310       Legal Communications
                   LGS340       Advanced Legal Research & Writing
                   LGS499       Internship for Legal Studies
                   IDS499       CE Capstone Course for the
                                Bachelor Degree
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

                   Choice Classes
                   (12 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                      Students choose 12 credits from the
                   following courses according to their individual
                   CRI315       Advanced Issues in Evidence
                   CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   LGS370       Alternative Dispute Resolution

Associate Degree Programs
                    Requirements for the Associate in Science Degrees
                      The following guidelines assist students in             TEC125        Microsoft Access
                    developing programs of study that introduce               TEC135        Networking Fundamentals
                    them to three areas of learning at Central Penn
                                                                              TEC140        Microcomputer Systems
                    College – the humanities, the social sciences,
                    and math and science. These areas of study                Social and Behavioral Science – 9 credits
                    provide the foundation for a well-rounded                   Students must fulfill 9 credits within
                    business professional.                                    the social and behavioral sciences. These
                      These requirements apply to the                         requirements include either IDS100 Freshman
                    College’s associate degrees in Accounting,                Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                    Communications, Computer Information                      and 6 additional credits, at least 3 of which
                    Systems, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship               must be at the 200 level or higher. Students
Associate Degrees

                    and Small Business, Marketing and Paralegal.              may choose from courses labeled HIS, POL,
                    Humanities – 12 credits                                   PSY, or SOC, as well as from the list below:
                       Students must fulfill 12 credits within the            BUS235        Consumer Behavior
                    humanities. These requirements are comprised              GEO100        Cultural Geography
                    of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200 and                      IDS200        Consumer Protection
                    3 additional credits taken at the 200 level or
                                                                              LGS180        Historical Perspectives of the
                    higher. Students may choose from courses
                    labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as
                    from the list below:                                      LGS220        Torts
                    ALH255         Medical Law and Ethics                     Open Electives – 6 credits
                    COM200         Technical Writing                            Students must take 6 additional credits.
                    COM215         Communications Ethics
                                                                              Any course not fulfilling another degree
                                                                              requirement may be used.
                    IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies
                                                                              All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                    *English placement determined by test results             Experience (1 credit)
                    **Students enrolled in a fully online program may
                    substitute ENG220 Business Communications for

                    Math, Science, and Technology – 9 credits
                       Students must fulfill 9 credits within math,
                    science, and technology. These requirements
                    include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in
                    science. Students must take at least one math
                    or science course at the 200 level or higher.
                    Students may choose from courses labeled
                    BIO, MTH, or SCI, as well as from the list
                    ACC100         Accounting I
                    ALH112         Essentials Anatomy and Physiology I
                    ALH122         Essentials Anatomy and
                                   Physiology II
                    DGA120         Vector Graphics
                    DGA245         Web Design
                    TEC103         Survey of Windows
                    TEC105         Information Technology
                    TEC120         Structured Programming

Requirements for the Applied Science Degree in
Physical Therapist Assistant
  The following guidelines assist students in           Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
developing programs of study that introduce             and PSY210 Medical Psychology and 3
them to three areas of learning at Central Penn         additional credits. Students may choose from
College – the humanities, the social sciences,          courses labeled HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.
and math and science. These areas of study
                                                        Open Electives – 6 credits
provide the foundation for a well-rounded
                                                          Students must take 6 additional credits.
business professional and align with general
                                                        Students may choose courses from the list
education competencies expected of CAPTE.
  These requirements apply to the College’s
associate degree in Physical Therapist                  ALH135        Health Information

                                                                                                         Associate Degrees
                                                        ALH160        Pharmacology
Humanities – 12 credits                                 ALH235        Coding
  Students must fulfill 12 credits within the           ALH245        Wound Management
humanities. These requirements are comprised            BIO260        Microbiology
of ENG100*, ENG110, and ENG200 and
                                                        BIO300        Evolutionary Biology
3 additional credits taken at the 200 level or
higher. Students may choose from the list               MTH105        College Algebra
below:                                                  MTH200        Statistics
COM200         Technical Writing                        MTH220        Calculus
COM215         Communications Ethics                    MTH310        Probability
IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies              SCI100        Basic Nutrition
*English placement determined by test results           SCI200        Natural Disasters

Math, Science, and Technology – 9 credits               SCI205        Peer Health Education
   Students must fulfill 9 credits within math,         All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
science, and technology. These requirements             Experience (1 credit)
include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in
science. Students must take BIO105 Human
Development as one of their science courses
and at least 1 math or science course at the 200
level or higher. Students may choose from the
list below:
BIO260         Microbiology
BIO300         Evolutionary Biology
MTH105         College Algebra
MTH200         Statistics
MTH220         Calculus
MTH310         Probability
SCI100         Basic Nutrition
SCI200         Natural Disasters
SCI205         Peer Health Education

Social and Behavioral Science – 9 credits
  Students must fulfill 9 credits within
the social and behavioral sciences. These
requirements include either IDS100 Freshman

                    Requirements for the Associate in Applied Science
                                                                              BUS235        Consumer Behavior
                       The following guidelines assist students in
                                                                              GEO100        Cultural Geography
                    developing programs of study that introduce
                    them to three areas of learning at Central Penn           IDS200        Consumer Protection
                    College – the humanities, the social sciences,            LGS180        Historical Perspectives of the
                    and math and science. These areas of study                              Constitution
                    provide the foundation for a well-rounded                 LGS220        Torts
                    business professional.
                       These requirements apply only to the                   Open Electives – 3 credits
                    Associate of Applied Science degree programs                Students must take 3 additional credits.
                    in Digital Arts, and Medical Assisting.                   Any course not fulfilling another degree
Associate Degrees

                                                                              requirement may be used.
                    Humanities – 9 credits
                                                                              All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                       Students must fulfill 9 credits within the             Experience (1 credit)
                    humanities. These requirements are comprised
                    of ENG100* and ENG200 (required) and 3
                    additional credits taken at the 200 level or
                    higher. Students may choose from courses                  Associate in Science Degree
                    labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as,                   With the growing complexity and narrowing
                    from the list below:                                      profit margins in the business community,
                    ALH255         Medical Law and Ethics                     accounting is becoming an increasingly
                    COM200         Technical Writing                          important profession. Accountants supply
                    COM215         Communications Ethics                      vital data to management for use in decision-
                                                                              making and planning, as well as detailed
                    IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies
                                                                              analysis of the past performance of a company.
                    *English placement determined by test results             Central Penn gives students specialized
                    Math and Science – 6 credits                              training in cost accounting, tax accounting,
                       Students must fulfill 6 credits within math            and computer utilization.
                    and science. These requirements are comprised
                    of 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science.            Program Objectives:
                    Students may choose from courses labeled
                    BIO, MTH, or SCI, as well as, from the list               •	   Interpret	generally	accepted	accounting	
                    below:                                                         principles and standards and apply them
                    ACC100         Accounting I                                    to a business environment.
                    ALH112         Essentials Anatomy and Physiology I        •	   Use	current	software	packages,	including	
                    ALH122         Essentials Anatomy and                          word processing, spreadsheet, database,
                                   Physiology II                                   and automated accounting packages on a
                                                                                   local area network.
                    Social and Behavioral Science – 6 credits
                       Students must fulfill 6 credits within                 •	   Use	good	communication	skills	to	be	
                    the social and behavioral sciences. These                      able to interface with people of all levels
                    requirements include either IDS100 Freshman                    in an organization.
                    Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                                                                              •	   Understand	the	various	accounting	
                    and 3 additional credits. Students may choose
                                                                                   needs of manufacturing, service, and
                    from courses labeled HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC,
                                                                                   governmental organizations and assess
                    as well as, from the list below:
                                                                                   the career opportunities in each.
                                                                              •	   Demonstrate	a	professional	manner	
                                                                                   appropriate to a business environment

     through work performance and personal               •	   Meet	entry-level	requirements	in	
     appearance.                                              journalism, public relations, advertising,
                                                              photojournalism, and desktop
•	   Demonstrate	problem-solving/research	
     abilities in a business setting.
                                                         •	   Understand	and	use	new	media	to	
                                                              effectively promote a positive message
Program Requirements:                                         about a professional organization to the
   In addition to the 37 credits of general
education and elective requirements, students            •	   Demonstrate	professionalism	in	both	
are required to take a core group of courses                  dress and demeanor.
associated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                         •	   Develop	and	present	a	professional	
Accounting                                                    portfolio.
Core Courses - 40 credits

                                                                                                            Associate Degrees
ACC100       Accounting I
                                                         Program Requirements:
ACC110       Accounting II
ACC200       Managerial Accounting                          In addition to the 37 credits of general
ACC210       Data Management Applications
                                                         education and elective requirements, students
                                                         are required to take a core group of courses
ACC220       Income Tax                                  associated with their major to total 77 credits.
ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                                                         Core Courses - 40 credits
ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
                                                         BUS250       Advertising
ACC320       Cost Accounting
                                                         COM100       Survey of Mass Communications
BUS215       Microeconomics
                                                         COM130       Public Relations
INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                         COM140       Media Writing
LGS250       Business Law
                                                         COM220       Journalism I
MTH105       College Algebra
                                                         COM225       Writing for Public Relations
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                         COM230       Desktop Publishing I
                                                         COM245       Opinion Writing
                                                         COM320       Feature Writing
Associate in Science Degree
                                                         COM340       Communications Law
  Communications is a growing field with a               DGA110       Digital Photography
variety of career opportunities for graduates.
                                                         DGA115       Digital Image Editing
Central Penn’s Communications program
provides students with the skills and experiences        INT299       Associate Degree Internship
needed to be able to communicate effectively             STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
in the world of journalism, public relations,
desktop publishing and photojournalism.                  Computer Information
Program Objectives:                                      Associate in Science Degree
•	   Communicate	effectively	both	orally	and	              The rapidly changing world of information
     in writing.                                         technology offers many great career
                                                         opportunities. The associate degree programs
•	   Differentiate	between	acceptable	and	
                                                         offered by Central Penn College provide
     unacceptable media copy by applying
                                                         specialized instruction to help students keep
     industry standards.
                                                         pace with these changes. Students will receive
                                                         a solid technological foundation in data

                    modeling, operating systems, programming,              TEC200         Data Modeling Foundations
                    and networking fundamentals. Building on this          TEC252         SQL Fundamentals
                    foundation, students can choose from one of            TEC320         Systems Analysis and Design
                    the three specific concentrations: Applications
                    Development, Database Management, or                   Applications Development
                    Network Management.                                    Concentration - 18 credits
                                                                           Associate in Science Degree, Program in
                                                                           Computer Information Systems
                    Program Objectives
                    •	   Understand	how	computer	systems	                     Students choosing this concentration must
                         function.                                         take 18 credits labeled TEC including the
                                                                           following 9 credits:
                    •	   Understand	database	concepts,	including	          TEC235         Object-Oriented Programming I
                         data modeling and querying.
                                                                           TEC245         Internet Programming I
                    •	   Write	computer	programs	utilizing	                TEC335         Object-Oriented Programming II
Associate Degrees

                         basic sequence, selection, and looping
                         construction.                                     Database Management
                                                                           Concentration - 18 credits
                    •	   Understand	network	fundamentals,	
                         including network security.                       Associate in Science Degree, Program in
                                                                           Computer Information Systems
                    •	   Understand	how	to	implement	a	
                         requirements document.                               Students choosing this concentration must
                                                                           take 18 credits labeled TEC including the
                    •	   Develop	a	professional	ethics	statement	          following 9 credits:
                         regarding the use of technology.
                                                                           TEC235         Object-Oriented Programming I
                    •	   Complete	hands-on	experience	in	a	real-           TEC262         Fundamental Database
                         world setting.                                                   Administration
                    •	   Communicate	effectively	and	properly	             TEC275         SQL Programming
                         with end users and management using               Network Management
                         oral, written, and multimedia techniques.         Concentration - 18 credits
                    •	   Demonstrate	the	appropriate	                      Associate in Science Degree, Program in
                         professional attributes of a consummate           Computer Information Systems
                         IT professional.
                                                                              Students choosing this concentration must
                                                                           take 18 credits labeled TEC including the
                    Program Requirements                                   following 9 credits:
                                                                           TEC145         Routers and Routing
                       In addition to the 37 credits of general
                    education and elective requirements, students          TEC222         Network Security Fundamentals
                    are required to take a concentration group of          TEC237         Switching and WANs
                    courses to total 77 credits. Each concentration
                    listed below consists of 40 credits including          Criminal Justice
                    22 core credits, 9 credits specific to the
                                                                           Associate in Science Degree
                    concentration, and 9 elective credits.
                                                                              The Criminal Justice Associate in Science
                    Computer Information Systems
                                                                           Degree prepares graduates for employment in
                    Core Courses - 22 credits
                                                                           criminal justice fields such as law enforcement,
                    INT299      Associate Degree Internship                corrections, and private security, in both the
                    STS300      Job Pursuit Seminar                        public and private sectors. Students in this
                    TEC120      Structured Programming                     program receive hands-on learning directly
                    TEC135      Networking Fundamentals
                                                                           relating to these fields, including crime scene
                                                                           investigations, police department development,
                    TEC140      Microcomputer Systems                      evidence analysis, and mock trial. Students
also learn to fingerprint and perform forensic           Criminal Justice
analysis on fibers, hairs, and blood. Professors         Core Courses - 40 credits
in this program have first-hand experience               BUS220       Principles of Management
in many fields of criminal justice and assist
                                                         CRI100       Criminal Justice
students in obtaining internships in their
respective careers. After only eighteen months           CRI135       Corrections I
of instruction and a 180-hour internship, our            CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
graduates are well-prepared for rewarding and                         Incarceration
exciting careers in criminal justice.                    CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                                                         CRI321       Police Operations
Program Objectives:                                      CRI330       Criminalistics
                                                         CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal
•	   To	teach	students	the	foundational	
     principles of law enforcement,                      HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
     corrections, private security, and other                         Analysis

                                                                                                           Associate Degrees
     aspects of the American criminal justice            INT299       Associate Degree Internship
     system.                                             LGS170       Criminal Procedure
•	   To	give	students	practical	skills	in	               LGS210       Evidence
     conducting criminal investigations,                 LGS265       Criminal Law
     security checks, traffic control, and other         STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
     law enforcement and security-related
                                                         Digital Arts
•	   To	develop	students’	skills	in	the	analysis	        Associate in Applied Science Degree
     of crime patterns, criminal evidence, and
     criminal behavior.                                     The Associate of Applied Science degree
                                                         in Digital Arts is a union of traditional art
•	   To	teach	students	how	to	write	criminal	            methods with modern digital technology.
     reports of a professional caliber, and              This program emphasizes the principles
     to communicate professionally and                   of design and art theory while teaching
     effectively with other criminal justice             the latest in creative software applications.
     and legal professionals, criminals, and             Applications taught include Photoshop,
     members of the public at large.                     Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Premiere,
•	   To	give	students	a	working	                         After Effects, Director, Flash, Dreamweaver,
     understanding of computer systems                   HTML, CSS, and Lightroom. The Digital
     relating to research and data storage,              Arts program also couples website design with
     retrieval, and reporting, for use in various        print media design, preparing students for the
     criminal justice fields.                            diverse needs of the media industry. Emphasis
                                                         is placed on the creation of a strong portfolio
•	   To	instill	in	students	a	desire	to	protect	         that can enhance students’ ability to obtain
     and serve the public while recognizing              employment in this fast-paced and growing
     and respecting constitutional procedures            field. A strong appreciation for art and a
     and administrative priorities.                      fascination with technology are prerequisites
                                                         to success in the Digital Arts program.
Program Requirements:
                                                         Program Objectives:
   In addition to the 37 credits of general
education and elective requirements, students            •	   Identify	and	solve	problems	
are required to take a core group of courses                  professionally in areas of media and print
associated with their major to total 77 credits.              production and project management.
                                                         •	   Develop	an	understanding	of	and	
                                                              proficiency in industry-standard
                    •	   Design	and	present	a	professional,	                Entrepreneurship and
                         traditional portfolio and a digital
                         portfolio.                                         Small Business
                                                                            Associate in Science Degree
                    •	   Design	and	create	well-designed	
                         websites that adhere to current                       America’s economy has been and will
                         accessibility standards and apply search           continue to be driven by the successful
                         engine optimization techniques.                    management of small businesses. This program
                                                                            helps prepare students for the competitive
                    •	   Apply	the	12	Principles	of	Animation	              small business environment by providing a
                         established by Disney to the animation             thorough background in marketing, finance,
                         of characters and text.                            computer applications, accounting, sales and
                    •	   Demonstrate	effective	visual	                      promotion, and management. This program
                         communication through the                          is ideal for students who have aspirations
                         development of advertising and                     of opening their own business or who will
                         promotional materials.                             eventually operate a family business.
Associate Degrees

                    •	   Demonstrate	an	understanding	of	and	
                         the ability to apply principles of design,         Program Objectives:
                         drawing, and illustration techniques to
                                                                            •	   Plan,	prepare,	and	deliver	written	
                         digital media.
                                                                                 and oral individual reports and group
                    •	   Develop	the	ability	to	create	and	                      presentations.
                         manipulate digital photography.
                                                                            •	   Plan,	organize,	and	execute	a	
                                                                                 supervisory-level management
                    Program Requirements:                                        assignment.

                       In addition to the 25 credits of general             •	   Analyze	information	through	research.
                    education and elective requirements, students           •	   Prepare	and	successfully	execute	a	small	
                    are required to take a core group of courses                 business bank loan package.
                    associated with their major to total 62 credits.
                                                                            •	   Demonstrate	fundamental	accounting,	
                    Digital Arts                                                 financial, and computer skills for a small
                    Core Courses - 37 credits                                    business, and implement key small
                    ART100       Drawing and Illustration                        business decisions.
                    ART205       Art History                                •	   Understand	all	elements	of	small	
                    COM230       Desktop Publishing I                            business marketing, including strategic
                    DGA105       Elements of Graphic Design                      planning, communication, and customer
                    DGA115       Digital Image Editing
                    DGA120       Vector Graphics                            •	   Demonstrate	appropriate	professional	
                    DGA245       Web Design I
                                                                                 manner with the highest ethical
                                                                                 standards and good time management.
                    DGA270       Non-Linear Video Editing
                    DGA310       Animation I                                •	   Identify	and	evaluate	potential	
                                                                                 management careers.
                    DGA345       Web Design II
                    DGA380       Portfolio Development                      •	   Conduct	management	activities	with	a	
                                                                                 professional leadership style.
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                        •	   Exhibit	social	responsibility	through	
                                                                                 community service.
                                                                            •	   Demonstrate	interpersonal	skills.
                                                                            •	   Demonstrate	ability	to	use	necessary	
                                                                                 basic math skills.

Program Requirements:                                   •	   Identify	and	evaluate	potential	
                                                             marketing careers.
   In addition to the 37 credits of general
education and elective requirements, students           •	   Develop	and	implement	an	effective	
are required to take a core group of courses                 marketing communications campaign.
associated with their major to total 77 credits.        •	   Research,	design,	and	test	a	marketing	
Entrepreneurship and Small Business                          strategy for both consumer and business
Core Courses - 40 credits                                    products.
ACC100       Accounting I                               •	   Implement	an	effective	pricing	strategy.
ACC110       Accounting II
                                                        •	   Understand	demographics	for	creating	a	
ACC200       Managerial Accounting                           market plan.
BUS100       Business Principles
                                                        •	   Demonstrate	appropriate	professional	
BUS120       Spreadsheet Applications                        manner with the highest ethical
                                                             standards and good time management.

                                                                                                           Associate Degrees
BUS200       Finance I
BUS215       Microeconomics                             •	   Exhibit	social	responsibility	through	
BUS220       Principles of Management                        community service.
BUS230       Principles of Marketing
                                                        •	   Demonstrate	ability	to	use	necessary	
BUS245       Human Resources                                 basic math skills.
BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                                        •	   Exhibit	computer	skills	necessary	for	
                                                             normal business decisions applicable for
BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing                the major.
INT299       Associate Degree Internship                •	   Analyze	information	through	research.
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                        Program Requirements:
Associate in Science Degree                                In addition to the 37 credits of general
                                                        education and elective requirements, students
   Creative and effective methods of marketing          are required to take a core group of courses
are invaluable for companies in today’s                 associated with their major to total 77 credits.
competitive environment. Marketing decisions
are some of the most important decisions made
                                                        Core Courses - 40 credits
in the business world. The Marketing program
is designed to teach students how to effectively        ACC100       Accounting I
manage the process of product development,              BUS100       Business Principles
pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students          BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling
also learn aspects of consumer and business
                                                        BUS215       Microeconomics
marketing while at Central Penn. All students
develop an effective integrated marketing               BUS220       Principles of Management
communications project.                                 BUS230       Principles of Marketing
                                                        BUS235       Consumer Behavior

Program Objectives:                                     BUS245       Human Resources
                                                        BUS250       Advertising
•	   Plan,	prepare,	and	deliver	written	
                                                        BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing
     and oral individual reports and group
                                                        BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations
•	   Demonstrate	interpersonal	skills.
                                                        BUS360       Marketing Research
•	   Plan,	implement,	and	manage	a	project	             INT299       Associate Degree Internship
     within budget.                                     STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                    Medical Assisting                                        •	   Perform	advanced-level	skills,	
                                                                                  phlebotomy, injections, EKGs, and
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                                  catheterizations under the supervision of
                       The Associate in Applied Science degree                    a physician.
                    program in Medical Assisting provides                    •	   Develop	informational	and	analytical	
                    graduates with the clinical and administrative                research skills.
                    skills necessary to be a successful allied health
                    care professional. Medical assistants work
                    primarily in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and         Program Requirements:
                    medical clinics. Students in this allied health
                    program will learn how to prepare patients for              In addition to the 25 credits of general
                    various examinations, assist physicians with             education and elective requirements, students
                    minor office surgeries, draw blood, perform              are required to take a core group of courses
                    tests and treatments, administer injections and          associated with their major to total 62 credits.
                    medications, and maintain medical records.               To be eligible for internship, the student must
Associate Degrees

                    At Central Penn, those matriculated in the               have on file documented proof of required
                    Medical Assisting program may sit for the                immunizations and liability insurance.
                    Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)                    The MAERB requires Medical Assisting
                    exam, and upon graduation, the Certified                 internships to be unpaid.
                    Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. The Medical                Medical Assisting
                    Assisting Program, Associate Degree, is                  Core Courses - 37 credits
                    accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
                                                                             ALH105       Medical Terminology
                    of Allied Health Education Programs (wwww.
           upon the recommendation of the               ALH112       Essentials of Anatomy and
                    Medical Assisting Education Review Board                              Physiology I
                    (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of                  ALH115       Medical Insurance
                    Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park              ALH122       Essentials of Anatomy and
                    Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 – 727.210.2350                           Physiology II
                                                                             ALH145       Allied Health Procedures
                    Program Objectives:                                      ALH160       Pharmacology
                                                                             ALH180       Medical Administrative Procedures
                    •	   Examine	and	evaluate	the	various	
                         issues, areas, and judgments, required of           ALH205       Clinical Methods
                         medical assistants.                                 ALH210       Clinical Techniques
                    •	   Develop	a	self-image	that	reflects	                 ALH230       Diseases & Diagnostic Methods
                         professionalism and self-esteem to meet             ALH310       Medical Laboratory
                         the constant challenges and changing                ALH350       Medical Seminar
                         needs of the medical profession.
                                                                             INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    •	   Relate	knowledge	of	specific	                       STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                         terminology, procedures, and principles
                         of ethics necessary in the allied health            Paralegal
                                                                             Associate in Science Degree
                    •	   Demonstrate	entry-level	skills	in	all	
                         current cognitive, psychomotor, and                   The Associate of Science degree program
                         affective competencies as specified by              in Paralegal prepares students to meet the
                         the Medical Assisting Education Review              growing demand for degreed paralegals
                         Board.                                              in both the public and private sectors. A
                                                                             paralegal is a person qualified by education
                    •	   Demonstrate	oral	and	written	                       or work experience who assists lawyers
                         communication skills in professional                in rendering legal services and performs
                         settings. Apply communication skills to             specifically delegated substantive legal work
                         interpersonal relations.                            for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals

may not provide legal services directly to               •	   Relate	a	knowledge	of	professional	
the public except as permitted by law. This                   behavior necessary to carrying out the
academically rigorous program is designed                     tasks of a paralegal under the supervision
to provide graduates with a comprehensive                     of a lawyer.
understanding of the judicial system, relative
bodies of law, legal research, briefs, pleadings,
and related official documents. Approved by              Program Requirements:
the American Bar Association (ABA) since
                                                            In addition to the 37 credits of general
1980, the Central Penn Paralegal program
                                                         education and elective requirements, students
is known for its academic rigor and enjoys
                                                         are required to take a core group of courses
a reputation of excellence within the legal
                                                         associated with their major to total 77 credits.
community. With all substantive legal courses
                                                         NOTE: LGS180, LGS220, and LGS310
being taught by licensed attorneys, graduates
                                                         are suggested prerequisite knowledge for this
of this program study law from those who are
                                                         program of study.
most academically and experientially qualified.

                                                                                                             Associate Degrees
Students matriculated in Central Penn’s                  Paralegal
Paralegal program participate in field trips,            Core Courses - 40 credits
mock trials, interactive discussions with guest          LGS110       Foundations in Law
lecturers, special projects, and a 360-hour
                                                         LGS130       Principles of Legal Research
internship prior to graduation.
                                                         LGS135       Legal Research and Writing I
                                                         LGS140       Civil Litigation I
Program Objectives:
                                                         LGS170       Criminal Procedure
•	   Use	the	resources	of	a	law	library	and	             LGS200       Contracts
     online information sources to solve legal           LGS210       Evidence
     research problems and draft memoranda,
     briefs, and pleadings using proper legal            LGS230       Civil Litigation II
     format, grammar, and spelling.                      LGS260       Administrative Law
                                                         LGS265       Criminal Law
•	   Operate	and	maintain	computer	
     equipment and systems found in a law                LGS280       Legal Research & Writing II
     office.                                             LGS285       Legal Seminar
•	   Demonstrate	knowledge	of	legal	                     LGS299       Internship for Paralegals
     terminology, principles, and procedures,            STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
     and possess the skills necessary to apply
     that knowledge to fact patterns in a                Physical Therapist Assistant
     logical and coherent manner.                        Associate in Applied Science Degree
•	   Comply	with	the	ethical	guidelines	
                                                            The Associate in Applied Science degree
     required of paralegals.
                                                         program in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
•	   Use	communication	skills	appropriate	to	            provides graduates with a thorough background
     the legal setting that demonstrate a firm           in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and
     knowledge of the mechanics of written               neuromuscular disorders while incorporating
     and oral language.                                  an understanding of the psychosocial aspects
                                                         of disability. Physical therapist assistants work
•	   Prepare	a	case	for	trial	from	filing	the	           with physical therapists in treating people
     initial lawsuit through and including               with a wide range of physical disorders. At
     preparing oral arguments, client and                Central Penn, the incorporation of hands-
     witness testimony, and appellate                    on laboratory classes and clinical internships
     documents.                                          at physical therapy facilities enable students
•	   Use	the	internet	to	gather	factual	and	             to practice what is learned in the classroom.
     legal information.                                  The Commission on Accreditation in Physical
                                                         Therapy Education of the American Physical

                    Therapy	 Association	 (CAPTE/APTA)	                           quality improvement efforts, and fiscal
                    accredits this program. Graduates of Central                  management.
                    Penn’s PTA program will be eligible to sit for
                                                                             •	   Demonstrate	an	understanding	of	his/
                    the state physical therapist assistant licensing
                                                                                  her role as a physical therapist assistant
                    examination. Due to the academic rigor of the
                                                                                  including the responsibilities, privileges,
                    program, students receiving a final grade of
                                                                                  and limitations of the position.
                    “F” in any three-core courses will be dismissed
                    from the program.                                        •	   Understand	the	need	for	continued	
                                                                                  professional growth and demonstrate a
                                                                                  commitment to that growth.
                    Program Objectives:
                    •	   Provide	physical	therapy	services	under	
                         the direct supervision of a physical
                                                                             Program Requirements:
                         therapist in an ethical, safe, and effective           In addition to the 37 credits of general
                         manner.                                             education and elective requirements, students
Associate Degrees

                    •	   Implement	a	treatment	plan	developed	               are required to take a core group of courses
                         by a physical therapist.                            associated with their major to total 80 credits.
                                                                             Students are required to complete three
                    •	   Monitor	patient	status	and	effectively	             internships prior to graduation; one two-week
                         communicate any changes to the                      and two seven-week clinicals. To be eligible
                         supervising therapist in a timely manner.           for internship, the student must have on file-
                                                                             documented proof of required immunizations
                    •	   Perform	appropriate	measurement	and	
                                                                             and liability insurance, as well as current CPR
                         assessment techniques to assist the
                                                                             certification. A criminal background check
                         supervising therapist in monitoring and
                                                                             may be required for some clinical placements.
                         modifying a patient’s plan of care.
                                                                             Physical Therapist Assistant
                    •	   Teach	patients,	their	family	members	
                                                                             Core Courses - 43 credits
                         and/or	caregivers,	and	other	healthcare	
                         providers how to safely and effectively             ALH105       Medical Terminology
                         perform selected treatment procedures               ALH120       Anatomy and Physiology I
                         and functional activities.                          ALH120L      Anatomy and Physiology I - Lab
                    •	   Practice	with	a	high	standard	of	ethical	           ALH130       Anatomy and Physiology II
                         behavior and sensitivity for cultural               ALH130L      Anatomy and Physiology II - Lab
                         and socioeconomic differences among
                                                                             ALH230       Diseases and Diagnostic Methods
                                                                             ALH255       Medical Law and Ethics
                    •	   Demonstrate	an	understanding	of	the	                PTA100       Fundamentals of Physical Therapy
                         psychosocial effects of disability, whether
                                                                             PTA155       Physical Therapist Assistant
                         temporary or permanent, and be able to
                         provide appropriate support and respect
                         for individual differences in coping with           PTA235       Modalities
                         disability.                                         PTA245       Applied Kinesiology

                    •	   Effectively	communicate	with	all	                   PTA255       Therapeutic Exercise
                         members of the healthcare team, as                  PTA265       Neurological Rehabilitation
                         well as patients and their families, using          PTA298       PTA Clinical Practice (2 weeks)
                         written, verbal, and nonverbal skills.              PTA299       Internship for Physical Therapist
                    •	   Participate	in	the	overall	management	                           Assistant
                         of a physical therapy department with                              (two 7-week rotations = 14 weeks)
                         respect to understanding levels of                  STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                         authority, time management, supervisory
                         responsibility, policies and procedures,

Certificate Programs
                       Certificates                                             Advanced Accounting
                                                                                Core Courses - 36 credits
                                                                                ACC100       Accounting I
                       Accounting and
                                                                                ACC110       Accounting II
                       Advanced Accounting
                                                                                ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                       Certificate Programs
                                                                                ACC220       Income Tax
                          Students who complete the following                   ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                       courses are awarded either a certificate in
                                                                                ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                       Accounting (18 credits) or a certificate in
                       Advanced Accounting (36 credits). These                  ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
                       courses provide the student with requisite               ACC320       Cost Accounting
                       knowledge in generally accepted accounting               ACC335       Intermediate Accounting III
                       principles and standards, the accounting
                                                                                ACC405       Auditing
                       needs of various types of organizations, and
                       financial statement analysis. Additionally,              BUS200       Finance I
                       students with a baccalaureate degree and                 LGS250       Business Law
                       the Advanced Accounting certificate may
                       meet the 150 credit hour requirement to sit              Human Resources
                       for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA)                Certificate Program
                       examination. These courses may be completed
                       as part of, or in addition to, major electives in           Students who complete the following
                       any degree program other than the associate or           courses are awarded a certificate in Human
                       bachelor degrees in Accounting or as part of a           Resources. These courses provide the student
Certificate Programs

                       continuing education program.                            with requisite knowledge in recruiting, job
                                                                                placement, training development, performance
                                                                                appraisals, benefits and compensation,
                       Program Objectives:                                      and labor relations. These courses may be
                       •	   Interpret	generally	accepted	accounting	            completed to fulfill, or in addition to, major
                            principles and standards and apply them             electives or as part of a continuing education
                            to a business environment.                          certificate program.

                       •	   Understand	the	various	accounting	
                            needs of manufacturing, service, and                Program Objectives:
                            merchandising organizations.
                                                                                •	   Understand	the	complex	roles	and	
                       •	   Demonstrate	a	professional	manner	                       practices of human resource professionals
                            appropriate to a business environment                    in today’s workplace environments.
                            through work performed.
                                                                                •	   Understand	the	future	trends	in	
                       •	   Demonstrate	problem-solving/research	                    workforce development and apply
                            abilities in a business setting.                         techniques for effective recruitment,
                                                                                     training, orientation, and retention
                       Accounting                                                    strategies.
                       Core Courses - 18 credits
                       ACC100       Accounting I                                •	   Show	an	understanding	of	the	
                                                                                     current legal and regulatory issues
                       ACC110       Accounting II
                                                                                     for employment, such as OSHA
                       ACC200       Managerial Accounting                            requirements, risk management and
                       ACC220       Income Tax                                       loss prevention, management of
                       ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I                        workers’ compensation claims, employee
                                                                                     assistance plans, and quality of work
                       ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                                                                                     life, preventative health issues, ADA
                                                                                     compliance, and ergonomic standards.

•	   Demonstrate	competency	in	the	                        the program, a GPA of 3.0 is preferred, but
     fundamental components of human                       not required.
     resources management and business
                                                           Program Objectives
•	   Understand	the	methods	for	evaluating	
     performance, handling performance                     •	   Understand	and	apply	key	concepts	of	
     problems, and implementing assessment                      intelligence analysis.
     and appraisal techniques.                             •	   Be	versed	in	computer	software	utilized	
Human Resources                                                 by the intelligence community.
Core Courses - 18 credits
                                                           •	   Possess	strong	written	and	oral	skills	
BUS302       Health, Safety, and Security                       in order to be able to provide briefings
BUS303       Recruitment, Selection, and                        within an organization.
                                                           •	   Understand	and	apply	applicable	laws	in	
BUS450       Labor Relations                                    the protection of national security and
BUS455       Compensation and Benefits                          proprietary information.
BUS460       Evaluation and Assessment
                                                           •	   Have	knowledge	of	the	national	and	
BUS465       Training and Development                           world intelligence agencies and their
                                                                specific functions.
Intelligence Analysis                                      •	   Have	knowledge	and	understand	
Certificate Program                                             the methods of espionage and

                                                                                                           Certificate Programs
   The certificate program in Intelligence                      counterespionage.
Analysis was designed to provide graduates                 Intelligence Analysis
with the specialized knowledge and skills                  Core Courses - 18 credits
required by those who are employed as
                                                           HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
intelligence analysts by governmental, national                         Analysis
security, criminal justice, military, and corporate
agencies. The six courses that comprise this               HSM335       Business Intelligence
18-credit	certificate	program,	are	designed	to	            HSM345       National Intelligence
provide students with a solid understanding                HSM405       Criminal Intelligence Analyst I
of the essential aspects of intelligence analysis,         HSM411       Criminal Intelligence Analyst II
including, in part: Business Intelligence,
National Intelligence, Criminal Intelligence,              HSM427       Advanced Intelligence Analysis
and Advanced Intelligence Analysis. Presented
by a faculty possessing demonstrated academic
and experiential qualifications, the Intelligence
Analysis certificate program provides students
with core competencies essential for either
immediate employment or graduate study.
Available as a collateral credential for
students matriculated in a degree program
or as a specialized academic qualification for
experienced criminal justice practitioners, the
certificate program in Intelligence Analysis
is perfect for those who seek a specialized
education for a career involving the collection,
collation, analysis, and dissemination of covert
criminal, strategic, military, or proprietary
corporate information. Admission to this
program requires applicants to have a 2.0
GPA or higher. Due to the academic rigor of

Course Descriptions
                         Course descriptions are organized in           How to use this catalog
                      alphanumeric order. Information on courses
                      can be found under appropriate headings in           The following information will be helpful
                      the following sequence.                           to you when reading the listing of courses and
                                                                        referencing course descriptions:
                      ACC      Accounting
                      ALH      Allied Health
                                                                        Course Numbering
                                                                        001-199:    indicate general education,
                      ART      Arts                                                 introductory, or developmental
                      BIO      Biology                                              courses
                      BUS      Business                                 200-299:    usually, but not always, indicate
                                                                                    second-year courses
                      COM      Communications
                                                                        300-399:    usually, but not always, indicate
                      CRI      Criminal Justice                                     third-year courses
                      DGA      Digital Arts                             400-499:    usually, but not always, indicate
                                                                                    fourth-year courses
                      ENG      English
                      GEO      Geography                                Prerequisites
                                                                          A student may not enroll in a course for
                      HIS      History                                  which a prerequisite is stated unless the
                      HON      Honors                                   prerequisite course or equivalent has been
                               Homeland Security                        completed. Only the Academic Dean or
                      HSM                                               Continuing Education Dean may grant a
                      HUM      Humanities
                      IDS      Interdisciplinary Studies
                      INT      Internships
                      LDS      Leadership
                      LGS      Legal Studies/Paralegal
                      LNG      Language
                      MTH      Mathematics
Course Descriptions

                      OFA      Office Administration
                      PHI      Philosophy
                      POL      Political Science
                      PSY      Psychology
                      PTA      Physical Therapist Assistant
                      SCI      Science
                      SOC      Sociology
                      STS      Student Success
                      TEC      Technology
                      TRV      Travel

Accounting                                              cash, temporary investments, receivables,
                                                        inventories, and current liabilities.
ACC100       Accounting I             3 Credits         Prerequisite: ACC110
This course is an introduction of generally
accepted accounting principles as they pertain          ACC250       Accounting Transfer
to external financial reports. The accounting                        Credit                   3 Credits
cycle, accounting systems, theories, and                This course is used only as a way to accept
policies relative to asset valuation, liability         credit for a course transferred from another
measurement, and income determination are               college or university. No courses above the 200
presented. Emphasis is placed on accounting             level will be accepted. This course is available
for a sole proprietorship.                              only when the student has taken a class not
                                                        offered by Central Penn.
ACC110       Accounting II            3 Credits
A study of corporation accounting including             ACC300       Intermediate
the issue of stock and payment of dividends.                         Accounting II            3 Credits
Other topics include accounting for                     This course includes the study of liabilities,
partnerships, plant assets, intangible assets,          investments, paid-in capital, retained earnings,
investments, and liabilities.                           and analytical processes. Also included is the
Prerequisite: ACC100                                    preparation of journal entries pertaining to
                                                        noncurrent assets.
ACC200       Managerial Accounting 3 Credits            Prerequisite: ACC230
This course is a study of financial data to be
used by internal management. Areas of study             ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting     3 Credits
include statements of cash flow, financial              A study of fund accounting reporting
statement analysis to predict solvency and              principles, procedures, and standards. This will
profitability, departmental accounting for a            be accomplished through analyzing, recording,
manufacturing business, costs systems for a             summarizing, evaluating, and interpreting
manufacturer, cost-volume-profit analysis, and          accounting data for government units and
budgets.                                                other nonprofit organizations.
                                                        Prerequisite: ACC110
Prerequisite: ACC110

ACC210       Data Management                            ACC320       Cost Accounting          3 Credits
             Applications             3 Credits         This course is a descriptive study of the
This course is designed to introduce the                accumulation of cost data and a determination

                                                                                                           Course Descriptions
student to advanced data management                     of how to use such information to assist
techniques incorporating current computerized           management in planning and decision
accounting software packages. Students will             making.
                                                        Prerequisite: ACC200
compare several currently popular small
business accounting software packages.                  ACC325       Accounting
Students will receive hands-on experience as                         Information System       3 Credits
they complete the daily, weekly, and monthly            This course is designed to introduce
transactions of the campus corporation or               computer technology as it relates to design,
local business operations.                              implementation, and operation of accounting
Prerequisite: ACC110                                    information systems. A major portion of
ACC220       Income Tax               3 Credits         the course is devoted to internal control
A comprehensive explanation of the federal              procedures. The objective of this course is
tax structure and training in the application of        to familiarize students with (1) accounting
tax principles to specific problems.                    information systems (AIS) and their
Prerequisite: ACC100                                    components; (2) the transformation of raw
                                                        financial data into financial information by
ACC230       Intermediate                               AIS; (3) the use of internal controls to assure
             Accounting I             3 Credits         the accuracy and reliability of accounting data
A study of contemporary financial statements,           and information; (4) the systems analysis,
practices, and forms. Emphasis is placed on             design, and implementation cycle; and (5) the

                      completion of a case study analyzing financial            ACC430       International
                      information.                                                           Accounting               3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: ACC300                                      This course will examine the accounting
                                                                                function from an international perspective,
                      ACC330       Advanced Income Tax        3 Credits         focusing on international standards and
                      This course continues the study of the Internal           practices and will provide an overview of key
                      Revenue Code as it affects partnerships,                  issues affecting the global marketplace. It will
                      corporations, and estates and trusts. Basic               prepare the student for working with cross-
                      competence in tax terminology, research, and              border financial information impacted by
                      tax calculations are emphasized. State taxes on           global businesses. It incorporates international
                      business organizations using the tax structure            transactions, the operations of international
                      of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the                companies, conversion of foreign currencies,
                      basis, are also examined.                                 and facilitating the use of IASB.
                      Prerequisite: ACC220                                      Prerequisite: ACC300
                      ACC335       Intermediate
                                   Accounting III             3 Credits
                      This course is the analysis and evaluation of             Allied Health
                      Generally Accepted Accounting Principles                  ALH105       Medical Terminology      2 Credits
                      (GAAP) relating to advanced topics in long                This course provides the student with the
                      term liabilities and stockholders’ equity. Special        ability to recognize, analyze, define, spell,
                      emphasis will include the study of pensions,              and correctly utilize the medical language
                      leases, income tax, earnings per share, revenue           used to convey information about anatomy,
                      recognition, and accounting changes and error             physiology, disease, and control and treatment
                      analysis.                                                 of alterations in one’s state of health. Medical
                      Prerequisite: ACC300                                      Terminology applies in describing normal
                      ACC400       Advanced Accounting        3 Credits         as well as abnormal, so the student begins
                      This course deals with the study of advanced              with the normal as a base and adds to this
                      accounting concepts.Topics covered include the            the terms that describe pathological changes.
                      preparation, communication, interpretation,               The student specifically becomes aware of the
                      and analysis of financial data with regard to             medical prefixes, roots, and suffixes in forming
                      consolidations, international transactions, and           a medical vocabulary.
                      business combinations. Foreign currency and
Course Descriptions

                                                                                ALH112       Essentials of Anatomy
                      partnership transactions are also examined.                            and Physiology I         3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: ACC335                                      This course examines the structural organization
                      ACC405       Auditing                   3 Credits         and the functioning of the human body. The
                      This course is a study of the auditing process.           human cell is described in detail as it is the
                      Topics covered include the demand for audit               basic building block of the body. Body planes,
                      services, the audit process, applications of the          directional terms, quadrants, and cavities
                      audit process to normal business cycles, and              are illustrated and located. The components
                      completion of the audit cycle.                            and normal processes of the integumentary,
                      Prerequisite: ACC300                                      skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and
                                                                                lymphatic systems are discussed. Common
                      ACC425       Advanced Auditing          3 Credits         pathology and medications are related to
                      This course is a continuation of the study of             structure and function.
                      the auditing process. The course is designed to
                      broaden and deepen student’s conceptual and               ALH115       Medical Insurance        3 Credits
                      technical understanding of the attest function.           In this course the student is introduced to the
                      It will provide the student with a framework              major nationwide medical insurance plans.
                      for analyzing contemporary auditing and                   An overview of eligibility and benefits of
                      assurance issues.                                         Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid,
                      Prerequisite: ACC405 or successful completion of          TRICARE, Workers’ Compensation, Health
                      ACC405 final exam                                         Maintenance Organizations (HMO), and
                                                                                Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) will
                                                                                be discussed. This course will also familiarize
the student with the purpose and use of ICD-9             of the nervous system, cardiovascular system,
diagnostic and CPT procedural coding.                     and the respiratory system.
Other procedural/diagnostic coding systems                Prerequisite: ALH120
currently in use are presented. The student will
                                                          ALH130L Anatomy and
learn to prepare medical insurance claim forms                    Physiology II – Lab              1 Credit
for reimbursement.                                        This course builds on knowledge obtained in
ALH120       Anatomy and                                  Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the
             Physiology I                3 Credits        anatomical structure, organization and general
This course is a study of the normal structure            physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,
and function of the human body. The course                endocrine, and reproductive systems. This
covers the basic cell, body chemistry, and then           course emphasizes the anatomy and physiology
provides an in-depth investigation into the               of the nervous system, cardiovascular system,
integumentary system, the skeletal system,                and the respiratory system with these systems
and the muscular system.                                  being the focus of the laboratory portion of
                                                          the course.
ALH120L Anatomy and                                       Prerequisites: ALH120L and concurrent enrollment in
        Physiology I – Lab                1 Credit        ALH130
This course is the lab component to the
Anatomy and Physiology I course. The lab                  ALH135       Health Information         3 Credits
will consist of demonstration and hands-on                The course covers the medical record and
learning in the following areas: cell structures,         maintenance of health information systems.
the planes of movement, axis of rotation,                 The contents and types of medical records are
motions of the body, joint system, bone                   presented. Various databases and filing systems
structure, skeletal structural, bone landmarks,           are explored. The many legal guidelines are
and the musculoskeletal system of the human               included.
body.                                                     Prerequisite: ALH105
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ALH120
                                                          ALH145       Allied Health
ALH122       Essentials of Anatomy                                     Procedures                 3 Credits
             and Physiology II           3 Credits        This course provides the student with
This course builds on knowledge obtained                  an overview of basic health procedures.
in Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology                   Emphasis is placed on developing therapeutic
I by investigating the anatomical structure,              communication in the clinical setting. Students

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
organization and general physiology of the                will learn the components of a medical record
digestive, reproductive, urinary, cardiovascular,         and principles of medical documentation.
and the respiratory systems.                              Assessment of vital signs will be developed
Prerequisite: ALH112                                      and principles of universal precautions will be
ALH125       Diagnostic Coding           3 Credits        Prerequisite: ALH120
The student will learn to abstract information
from the medical record and combine it with               ALH160       Pharmacology               2 Credits
coding strategies to obtain the proper codes              This is a course which prepares allied health
for diagnoses. The ICD-9-CM book will be                  students to understand, identify, and classify
studied for understanding of format. DRGs                 medications. Upon completion of this
will also be discussed.                                   course, the student will be familiar with drug
Prerequisite: ALH105                                      classifications and the effects of medication on
                                                          body systems.
ALH130       Anatomy and                                  Prerequisite: ALH105
             Physiology II               3 Credits
This course builds on knowledge obtained in               ALH180       Medical Administrative
Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the                          Procedures             3 Credits
anatomical structure, organization and general            In this course, the allied health student is
physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,          trained in the most up-to-date administrative
endocrine, and reproductive systems. This                 functions in physicians’ offices. Important
course emphasizes the anatomy and physiology              aspects of office procedures include
                                                          communicating and interacting with patients,

                      the role of the receptionist, effective telephone           computer time is necessary to complete
                      usage, administrative planning, supply and                  assignments.
                      task organization, and time management.                     Prerequisite: ALH200
                      Scheduling appointments, processing mail,
                                                                                  ALH230       Disease and Diagnostic
                      filing, treatment of clinical and financial                              Methods                3 Credits
                      records, accounts payable, accounts receivable,             This course introduces pathology and disease
                      billing, and credit and collection procedures               by investigating the etiology, pathophysiology,
                      are studied as well. This course will also expose           and clinical manifestation of a wide variety of
                      the student to the operation of a computerized              diseases affecting the various body systems
                      medical office management program.                          of the human body. Diagnostic procedures
                      Applications of medical practice software will              and treatments for various disorders will be
                      be explored.                                                discussed.
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100
                                                                                  Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130
                      ALH200        Medical Machine                               ALH235       Procedural Coding          3 Credits
                                    Transcription                3 Credits
                                                                                  The student will learn to abstract information
                      This course combines the knowledge of the
                                                                                  from the medical record and combine it with
                      English language, medical terminology, and
                                                                                  coding strategies to obtain the proper codes for
                      keyboarding skills as a basis to enable the
                                                                                  procedures. The format and coding conventions
                      student to transcribe medical correspondence,
                                                                                  of the Current Procedural Terminology book
                      documents, and reports accurately and
                                                                                  and the Common Procedural Coding System
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100
                                                                                  will be studied.
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ALH105
                      ALH205        Clinical Methods             2 Credits
                                                                                  ALH245       Wound Management
                      This course emphasizes the information                                   for the Healthcare
                      on the medication label and the physician’s                              Professional               3 Credits
                      order. Students will learn the concepts                     The course is designed to provide entry-
                      used to calculate medication dosages. A                     level, clinically relevant information on the
                      comprehensive review of basic math theory                   management of patients with open wounds.
                      is given. Additional topics include surgical                The class will discuss the topics of anatomy
                      asepsis, assisting with minor surgeries, and                and physiology of the skin, phases of wound
                      theory of IV therapy.                                       healing, types of wounds, wound etiology and
Course Descriptions

                      ALH210        Clinical Techniques          3 Credits        infection management through the use of
                      This course will outline the principles and                 debridement and topical agents. In addition,
                      procedures of complete physical, gynecological,             dressing selection, bandaging and the use of
                      obstetrical, and pediatric examinations. The                therapeutic modalities as adjunctive wound
                      student is given the opportunity to gain basic              therapy will be explored.
                                                                                  Prerequisites: ALH105, ALH130, and PTA235.
                      knowledge and understanding of the purposes,
                      techniques, and recording procedures of special             ALH255       Medical Law and
                      tests commonly associated with the physician’s                           Ethics                     3 Credits
                      office including electrocardiography, radiology,            This course is an in-depth study of law and
                      respiratory therapy, and specialized clinical               ethics as they pertain to health care and
                      procedures.                                                 related fields. There are extensive discussions
                      Prerequisite: ALH205 or concurrent registration             of legal, ethical, and bioethical issues which
                      ALH225        Medical                                       affect all aspects of medical office personnel.
                                    Transcription II             3 Credits        An emphasis on Pennsylvania laws affecting
                      This course is an extension of the principles of            liability, licensure, and health care directives is
                      Medical Machine Transcription. The student                  presented.
                      is given an opportunity to transcribe a variety             ALH290       Allied Health Transfer
                      of medical correspondence, documents, and                                Credit                 3 Credits
                      reports accurately and efficiently, meeting the             This course is used only as a way to accept
                      demands of the medical profession. Additional               credit for a course transferred from another
                                                                                  college or university. No courses above the 200

level will be accepted. This course is available           ALH350         Medical Seminar              3 Credits
only when the student has taken a class not                In this upper level course, the students will
offered by Central Penn.                                   practice administrative and clinical skills from
                                                           the program in the Allied Health Laboratory.
ALH310       Medical Laboratory         3 Credits          The course is designed to illustrate and
This is a clinical laboratory course designed              explore the role of medical personnel within
especially for the medical assistant student               the framework of the health care profession
and/or other medical personnel employed                    and to assist the student in the transition
in physicians’ offices. Emphasis is placed on              from student to health care team member.
quality assurance and safety requirements                  The student becomes aware of the role the
following OSHA guidelines. Instruction                     MA plays in promoting a professional image
and practice will be provided in specimen                  for the practice and of health care resources
collection and in CLIA Waived testing in                   available. CPR, first aid training, emergency
urinalysis, hematology, clinical chemistry,                management, and emergency preparedness are
immunology, and microbiology. While being                  presented.
observed by the instructor, the student will               Prerequisite: ALH210 or concurrent registration
perform 25 successful venipunctures. The
CPT exam is offered at the completion of this
course. Electronic medical records will also be            ALH390         Upper-Level Allied
presented.                                                                Health Transfer Credit 3 Credits
Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130                           This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                           credit for a course transferred from another
ALH320       Health Services                               college or university. No courses below the 300
             Organization and                              level will be accepted. This course is available
             Management                 3 Credits          only when the student has taken a class not
This course involves the organization of the               offered by Central Penn.
U.S. healthcare delivery system, and the basic
management strategies and practices, which                 ALH400         Hospital and
are implemented to administer its component                               Health Services
parts. Dynamics of the interrelated components                            Administration               3 Credits
of the system are considered in terms of the               This course prepares the student to carry out
impacts of social, political and economic                  the day-to-day responsibilities of a hospital or
change, and evolving system components to                  healthcare facility administrator. Issues of cash

                                                                                                                      Course Descriptions
effectively accommodate and manage these                   flow, personnel policy, staff interactions, record
changes.                                                   keeping, reporting requirements, inventory
Prerequisite: BUS220                                       and supplies, security, organizational and
                                                           management practices are examined. There
ALH330       Healthcare Policies                           is a project requiring the student to interview
             and Politics               3 Credits          administrators in each of three different
This course is the study of conflict resolution            types of healthcare facilities, to compare the
and resource allocation (or reallocation) by               similarities and differences. The student will
legislatures, courts, and “public” opinion.                arrange their internship project as an outcome
Healthcare policies include statutes and court             of this course.
decisions that define principles of legal liability        Prerequisite: This course is taken the final term before
in health, healthcare, and health insurance. It            the internship
also involves consideration of accepted norms
of conduct that influence the law and are                  ALH410         Health Economics and
influenced by the law, but do not have the                                Financing Strategies 3 Credits
traditional attributes of legal structures. Legal          This course includes analysis of financial
aspects include common law court decisions,                flows, third-party payment programs, and
as well as statutory law and administrative                reimbursement practices in the health sector.
regulations that impact the healthcare system.             An economic analysis of the U.S. healthcare
Prerequisite: BUS220                                       system regarding organization and financing
                                                           policy issues will also be considered.
                                                           Prerequisites: ALH115 or BUS335 and BUS210

                      ALH420       Healthcare Planning                         course will additionally explore the various
                                   and Marketing             3 Credits         genres of theater and the mechanics involved
                      This course considers planning and marketing             in a theatrical performance.
                      from the perspective of an administrator
                      with responsibility for delivery of a particular         ART120       Art Appreciation           3 Credits
                      healthcare service to the public. The product            This course is designed to introduce students
                      may be a general hospital, a specialized clinic,         to the fundamentals of the visual arts. The
                      or a residence and long-term care facility.              focus of the class will be a tour through major
                      Consideration is given to differences of                 periods of art history with an emphasis on
                      approach to each of these various services,              style and culture. Students will be exposed to
                      and also to the planning and marketing                   a variety of art techniques, and time will be
                      strategies, which are common to all. Public              given in class for students to experiment with
                      policy and government planning functions are             basic media.
                      also considered, as well as direct and indirect          ART125       Watercolor Painting        3 Credits
                      inputs from professional organizations,                  This course is designed to introduce students
                      insurance providers, and other relevant parties.         to watercolor techniques that focus on value,
                      The student will estimate public utility and             color, and composition. Class will start with
                      benefits provided vs. actuarial cost incurred,           monochromatic studies of simple still lifes,
                      means of financing and costing long-term                 progress to a limited palette, and culminate
                      facilities, staffing needs, major equipment,             in students selecting their own subjects and
                      supplies, indirect costs in the planning process,        rendering them in full color. Students are
                      cost recovery strategies and marketing plans,            required to purchase watercolor materials
                      and philosophical policy ideas.                          recommended by professor.
                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230
                                                                               ART205       Art History                3 Credits
                                                                               This course is an introduction to art history.
                      Arts                                                     Identification and analysis of individual
                      ART100       Drawing and                                 artworks, their creators, and the study of
                                   Illustration              3 Credits         artistic periods and styles. This class covers the
                      This course is designed to introduce students            development of artistic techniques and styles
                      to drawing and illustration techniques that              throughout the ages.
                      focus on proportion, light, and perspective.             ART250       Art Transfer Credit        3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      Using media such as pencil, charcoal, pen, and           This course is used only as a way to accept
                      pastels, students translate abstract concepts            credit for a course transferred from another
                      into visual design.                                      college or university. No courses above the 200
                      ART105       Arts and Humanities       3 Credits         level will be accepted. This course is available
                      A course designed to introduce students to               only when the student has taken a class not
                      the arts — specifically, painting, literature,           offered by Central Penn.
                      drama, and music as distinguished from the               ART390       Upper-Level Art
                      sciences and from history, philosophy, and                            Transfer Credit            3 Credits
                      theology. Through a variety of experiences,              This course is used only as a way to accept
                      including lectures, guest speakers, field trips,         credit for a course transferred from another
                      and projects, students develop the ability to            college or university. No courses below the 300
                      critically appreciate “the arts.”                        level will be accepted. This course is available
                      ART115       Theater and the                             only when the student has taken a class not
                                   Performing Arts           3 Credits         offered by Central Penn.
                      This is an introductory course in which
                      students will learn both the tradition and
                      the mechanics of theater in European and
                      American culture. The course will trace the              BIO100       Human Biology              3 Credits
                      history and importance of theater from ancient           This course provides an introduction to
                      Greece and Rome through medieval Europe                  the study of living organisms. Emphasis is
                      and the Renaissance to modern day. The                   placed on the structure and function of the
cell as the basis of life. Each body system             software. The use of current spreadsheet
is studied. Additional topics will include              software is integral to creating spreadsheet
homeostasis, genetics, genetic engineering,             projects based on real business situations.
and biotechnology.
                                                        BUS200        Finance I                    3 Credits
BIO105      Human Development         3 Credits         This course is a study of the financial
This course studies human growth and                    problems associated with the life cycle of a
development throughout the life span from               business. Topics covered include the sources
the prenatal period through aging. Special              and use of business funds, cost of capital, risk,
emphasis is placed on normal physical,                  asset management, and capital investments
cognitive, social, and psychological growth so          and valuation. Students are trained in the
the student can recognize normal development            programming and use of the widely-accepted
as well as deviations from the normal.                  financial calculators for the solution of practical
                                                        business applications.
BIO260      Microbiology              3 Credits         Prerequisites: ACC110 or concurrent registration
This basic level microbiology course
introduces students to the use of microscopes           BUS210        Macroeconomics               3 Credits
and to laboratory procedures for microbial              This course is an introduction to the concepts,
identification. Students will survey microbial          principles, and problems of economics.
species and become familiar with common                 Emphasis is placed on the role of monetary
pathogenic microbial strains. Bactericidal,             and fiscal policy in pursuing macroeconomic
antiseptic, and sterilization procedures will be        objectives.
                                                        BUS215        Microeconomics               3 Credits
                                                        This course will examine the factors that
Business                                                affect the economic choices of consumers or
                                                        producers when purchasing or selling goods
BUS100      Business Principles       3 Credits         and services.
This is a fundamental survey course in business
administration offering a basic understanding           BUS220        Principles of
of the nature and scope of business in the                            Management                   3 Credits
modern world. Consideration of business                 This course provides a conceptual framework
practices such as management, organization,             for fundamental knowledge of management.
production, human resources, information                Primary consideration is given to the areas

                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
technology, marketing, and ethics is an integral        of planning, organizing, directing, and
part of this course. Students use a variety of          controlling. It emphasizes both the art and
external resources.                                     science of management through the use of
                                                        lectures and the case study method. Students
BUS105      Fundamentals of                             use a variety of outside readings and interviews
            Selling                   3 Credits         in their studies.
This course is a thorough study of the phases
of successful selling: approach, presentation,          BUS230        Principles of
resistance, and closing. In addition, a study                         Marketing                    3 Credits
is made of today’s selling environment,                 This course studies current concepts and
product analysis, and buying psychology. The            strategies of marketing activities. The
course emphasizes the desirable qualities of            marketing environment including ethics and
a successful salesperson with special regard            social responsibility are brought out. The major
to poise, manner, dress, ethics, and product            divisions in marketing and their relationship
knowledge. Students participate in role                 to target markets, products, strategies, and
playing and sales presentations to develop              distribution are discussed. Studies of current
selling ability and self-confidence.                    practices of specific companies are reviewed
                                                        and analyzed.
BUS120      Spreadsheet                                 Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220
            Applications              3 Credits
This course is designed to expose the students          BUS235        Consumer Behavior            3 Credits
to the advanced capabilities of spreadsheet             This course concentrates on the theories of
                                                        consumer behavior and research findings as they
                      apply to the sales effort. The course includes          business practices in a global organization is
                      concepts such as factors affecting buying               studied.
                      decisions, media selection and effectiveness,           Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220
                      and consumer response measurements.
                                                                              BUS270        Entrepreneurship
                      BUS240       Survey of Sports                                         and Small Business
                                   Management               3 Credits                       Management                   3 Credits
                      This is an overview of the general areas                This course provides an overview of the
                      of sports management with emphasis on                   responsibility and importance of “small
                      the relationship of developing and using a              businesses” as they relate to the current
                      marketing strategy. Included in the study               business community and the entrepreneur. It
                      is the relationship of management with the              provides an understanding of the complexities
                      customer and participants from the planning             and problems associated with ownership,
                      stage through the execution stage.                      management, administration, and finances.
                                                                              Prerequisite: ACC110 or concurrent registration
                      BUS245       Human Resources          3 Credits
                      This course provides guideposts for effective           BUS290        Business
                      performance in recruiting, selecting, and                             Administration
                                                                                            Transfer Credit              3 Credits
                      placing people in the right jobs, training and
                                                                              This course is used only as a way to accept
                      development, performance appraisals, benefits
                                                                              credit for a course transferred from another
                      and compensation, health and safety in the
                                                                              college or university. No courses above the 200
                      workplace, and labor relations.
                      Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220                         level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                                              only when the student has taken a class not
                      BUS250       Advertising              3 Credits         offered by Central Penn.
                      This course is a study of the principles
                      involved in the planning, creation, and use             BUS300        Finance II                   3 Credits
                      of advertising through the use of newspaper,            Emphasis in this course is placed on the
                      magazine, radio, television, outdoor, and direct        decision-making process with regard to
                      mail. This course includes the economics,               liabilities and capital. Students analyze
                      methods, and psychology of advertising,                 problems related to short- and intermediate-
                      with an introduction to marketing research,             term financing, long-term financing, and
                      consumer analysis, and market analysis. Work            capital structure and dividend policy faced
                      is done in creation of original copy and layout.        by management. Students are trained in the
Course Descriptions

                                                                              programming and use of the widely-accepted
                      BUS255       Customer Service         3 Credits         financial calculators for the solution of practical
                      This course explores the importance of                  business applications.
                      customer service to the success of any business.        Prerequisite: BUS200
                      The textbook and the lectures are presented
                                                                              BUS301        Retail Management            3 Credits
                      from the customer’s point of view and
                                                                              This course studies the strategic retail
                      stresses the effects of good and poor customer
                                                                              management process, including the retail mix
                      service on repeat business, “word-of-mouth”
                                                                              and retail environment. The primary focuses
                      advertising, and profits. These concepts are
                                                                              are targeting customers, information gathering,
                      reinforced through classroom discussions,
                                                                              location analysis, merchandise and operations
                      role-playing, and an outside project in which
                                                                              management, pricing strategy, promotional
                      the level of customer service in a business is
                                                                              strategy, and integrating and controlling the
                      analyzed and evaluated.
                                                                              retail strategy.
                      BUS260       International Business 3 Credits           Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230
                      This is a fundamental course addressing                 BUS302        Health, Safety, and
                      international business and management. The                            Security                     3 Credits
                      course focuses on international business with a         This course is designed to identify key
                      study of how the political, social, and economic        occupational health, safety, workplace security
                      environment of foreign cultures affect business         theories and concepts. The course covers legal
                      attitudes and operations. The impact of                 and regulatory requirements affecting health
                      cultural, economical, and political forces on

related programs, policies, and employment                 and the banking system to the functioning of
liabilities.                                               the monetary policy implementation.
Prerequisite: BUS245                                       Prerequisite: BUS215

BUS303       Recruitment, Selection,                       BUS325       Electronic Business       3 Credits
             and Placement           3 Credits             This course is an intense study of the business
This course studies the successful person/                 implications of the automation technologies and
organization match. The course discusses                   telecommunication systems that have driven
the external influences such as economic                   the field of electronic commerce to the modern
conditions, labor markets, unions, and laws and            era of electronic business. This demonstrates
regulations. It also covers the staffing support           the utilization of electronic business tools
systems such as staffing strategy and planning,            based on electronic data interchange, the
job analysis, measurement, and major staffing              Internet, the World Wide Web, and other
activities.                                                sources. It not only covers the marketing and
Prerequisite: BUS245                                       selling of products electronically, but explores
BUS304       Strategic Planning                            the major electronic aspects of business
             and Marketing                                 operations.
             Communications             3 Credits          Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220
This course is a comprehensive and integrated              BUS330       Nonprofit
study of strategic planning and marketing                               Organizations             3 Credits
communications. Advertising, sales promotion,              This course provides the basic framework
direct marketing, Internet marketing, personal             for management of nonprofit organizations,
selling, and public relations/publicity are                including the managing of volunteers. The
discussed and related to strategic planning.               focus is on business strategies taken by
Students will evaluate the relationship between            nonprofit organizations.
marketing management and marketing                         Prerequisite: BUS220
Prerequisite: BUS230                                       BUS335       Insurance                 3 Credits
                                                           Most individuals, families, and businesses
BUS305       Investments                3 Credits          have a strong desire for financial security and
This course analyzes the varying degrees of risk           protection against those events that threaten
and return from different types of investments.            their financial security. For most people and
Topics include securities and securities                   companies, insurance is the major technique

                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
markets, portfolio policies, institutional                 for handling risk. This course covers vehicles of
investment policies, and management of                     risk management through insurance concepts
investment funds. Students are trained in the              including personal property, commercial
programming and use of the widely-accepted                 property, and life and health.
financial calculators for the solution of practical        Prerequisite: BUS100
business applications.
Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS215 or MTH010                   BUS345       Operations
                                                                        Management                3 Credits
BUS310       Fashion Analysis           3 Credits          This course is a study of the management of
This course analyzes the dynamics of                       operations, incorporating decision-making
fashion and investigates the knowledge and                 techniques used in operations management.
terminology with regard to textiles, apparel,              Topics include the practical applications
fashion accessories, home fashions, global                 to product design and process selection,
sourcing, and merchandising. This course                   design of facilities and jobs, and supply chain
also explores career opportunities. Students               management. Methods for developing and
design fashion newsletters, produce a fashion              analyzing standards, measures, and processes
show, and complete presentations on fashion                are also discussed. Other topics incorporate an
designers.                                                 overview of inventory concepts, Total Quality
                                                           Management including an ISO9000 overview,
BUS320       Money and Banking          3 Credits
                                                           and business operations reengineering.
This course is a study of the American banking             Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and TEC103 or
system, monetary theories, and monetary                    another college-level computer course
policy. Topics include the relationship of money
                      BUS355         Project Management            3 Credits        situations involving leadership, organization,
                      This course is for those who seek a hands-                    communications, career counseling, and social
                      on approach to project management. It is an                   responsibility.
                      application-oriented approach which provides                  Prerequisite: BUS220
                      a road map for managing various types of
                                                                                    BUS390       Upper-Level Business
                      technical or non-technical projects including                              Transfer Credit           3 Credits
                      manufacturing scheduling, construction,                       This course is used only as a way to accept
                      research and development projects, and special                credit for a course transferred from another
                      events through the use of computer applications               college or university. No courses below the 300
                      and short-term hands-on projects.                             level will be accepted. This course is available
                      Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and TEC103 or
                      another college-level computer course                         only when the student has taken a class not
                                                                                    offered by Central Penn.
                      BUS360         Marketing Research            3 Credits
                      This course deals with the tools of marketing,                BUS400       Advertising and
                                                                                                 Internet Marketing        3 Credits
                      sampling, analysis of internal data, locating
                                                                                    Strategic marketing in today’s business
                      data, observation, and experimentation in
                                                                                    environment requires knowledge of trends in
                      marketing research. It also examines defining
                                                                                    online marketing and how to utilize e-business
                      the problem, developing and executing the
                                                                                    marketing tools to maintain a competitive
                      research plan, preparing research reports, and
                                                                                    edge. Basic marketing concepts are adapted to
                      exploring major areas of research application.
                                                                                    the Internet and web-specific marketing issues
                      Students apply marketing research techniques
                                                                                    are examined. Internet customer relationship
                      to a hands-on project.
                      Prerequisites: BUS230 and MTH200                              management, product development and
                                                                                    pricing, distribution channels, and online
                      BUS365         Organizational                                 marketing communications are analyzed,
                                     Behavior                      3 Credits        culminating in the development of an Internet
                      This course is a study of multi-disciplinary                  marketing plan.
                      approaches to the organization as a complex                   Prerequisite: BUS230
                      system. Emphasis is placed on the importance
                      of managing, leading, and understanding the                   BUS401       Organizational Process
                                                                                                 Improvement            3 Credits
                      ethical implications of managerial decisions,
                                                                                    Efficient organizational processes, product
                      workplace diversity, organizational change,
                                                                                    and service quality, and customer satisfaction
Course Descriptions

                      and organizational culture.
                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and PSY100 or SOC100                    are consistently moving targets. Therefore,
                                                                                    an organization that aspires to be the best
                      BUS375         HTML for e-Business 3 Credits                  must create a cycle of continuous process
                      This course emphasizes Internet/Intranet                      improvement within. This course examines
                      Web authoring tools such as HTML and                          organizational process improvement related to
                      HML. Effective use of commercial web                          the hard and soft system approaches of decision-
                      authoring tools will be stressed as well as                   making including assessing expectations of
                      programming in the appropriate languages.                     internal and external constituents, identifying
                      Also included is an introduction to JAVA                      the difference between the current state and the
                      Script programming. The course covers the                     desired state, and empowering organizational
                      essentials of programming for e-commerce                      teams to close the identified gaps between the
                      and tools to incorporate the programs for                     current and desired states.
                      business-wide applications.                                   Prerequisite: BUS365
                      Prerequisite: Any college-level computer course
                                                                                    BUS402       Organizational Change
                      BUS380         Business Policy                                             Management            3 Credits
                                     Formulation                   3 Credits        This course covers the current proven
                      This course is designed from the case problems                techniques for the management of change in
                      approach that presents a cross-section of                     organizations. Effecting change is an absolute
                      the decision-making situations faced by                       necessity for upper management of private
                      management. In addition to the traditional                    companies, educational institutions, and
                      policy and control, emphasis is given to                      government entities, small, large, for profit, or

nonprofit. Emphasis is on leading change at all             marketing opportunities, developing marketing
levels of an organization and the culture and               strategies, managing the total marketing effort,
political environments in which change occurs.              and understanding future marketing trends.
Course includes an exploration of designing,                Prerequisites: BUS230 and a 300-level business course
planning and implementing change using soft
                                                            BUS435        Personal Financial
and hard organizational systems. The course                               Management                   3 Credits
will evaluate leadership at all levels, customer            This course is an investigation of obtaining
satisfaction, employee satisfaction, business               the maximum benefits from limited financial
process integration, and quantifiable results               resources on a personal basis. Financial goals
related to organizational change.                           form the basis for financial planning. Without
Prerequisite: BUS365
                                                            these goals, planning is extremely difficult.
BUS405        Business Marketing         3 Credits          Many people prefer to avoid financial problems
This course examines the marketing of goods                 or turn them over to someone else such as a
and services between businesses, with a special             financial planner. We will cover various topics
emphasis on organizational buying. Special                  of personal finance to prepare the student for
focuses are on relationship marketing and                   personal financial planning.
integrated marketing communications for                     Prerequisite: BUS200
business-to-business marketing.                             BUS440        International Finance        3 Credits
Prerequisite: BUS230
                                                            This course is an investigation of the
BUS410        Options, Futures, and                         challenges of doing business in an increasingly
              Other Derivatives          3 Credits          global environment. Special emphasis is
This course represents real-world practice                  placed on the cultural, political, financial, and
to focus on theory and practice. It provides                social diversities of international financial
a unifying approach to the valuation of all                 institutions. It examines the financial
derivatives, not just options and futures. The              strategies of global firms and the challenges of
framework for pricing derivatives, interest                 international financial decisions.
rate derivatives, volatilities and correlations,            Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
hedging, swaps, and value calculations are                  BUS260 or concurrent registration
covered. The student will work with various                 BUS450        Labor Relations              3 Credits
models, including the standard market models,               This course studies the evolving labor-
models of short rate, and other appropriate                 management relationship and the collective

                                                                                                                    Course Descriptions
models.                                                     bargaining process in public and private
Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS305
                                                            sector organizations. The course includes the
BUS415        International Business                        historical, legal, and structural environments
              Seminar                3 Credits              of the labor-management relationship in the
This course is a capstone that integrates                   U.S. today.
concepts, principles, and practices of                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS245
international business from prior courses
                                                            BUS455        Compensation and
and Internet research. The student is                                     Benefits                     3 Credits
required to participate in research for group               This course is an examination of financial
decision-making and presentations about a                   reward systems in organizations and the
business currently or desiring to complete                  study of relevant theoretical and legal
in the international markets. A written                     perspectives. Topics include job evaluation
comprehensive case analysis of the simulation               wage surveys, incentives, pay equity, benefits,
is prepared.                                                and compensation strategy.
Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
                                                            Prerequisite: BUS245
                                                            BUS460        Evaluation and
BUS430        Marketing                                                   Assessment                   3 Credits
              Management                 3 Credits
                                                            This course prepares the student to understand
This course integrates marketing concepts
                                                            effective performance management in a quality
for strategic planning, implementation, and
                                                            context. The use of multi-source feedback
control. The primary focuses are analyzing
                                                            for employee development and evaluation of

                      current legal issues in performance appraisals           COM130       Public Relations          3 Credits
                      will be discussed.                                       This course studies current practices and
                      Prerequisite: BUS245                                     problems in the field of public relations.
                                                                               Emphasis is given to communication and
                      BUS465       Training and
                                   Development               3 Credits
                                                                               publicity techniques. Releases are written and
                      This course covers the field of training                 promotional campaigns developed. Actual
                      and development from orientation and                     releases prepared by professional organizations
                      skills training to career and organization               are analyzed. The class prepares for a
                      development.                                             campaign on some commercial, educational, or
                      Prerequisite: BUS245                                     community event that is currently taking place.
                                                                               The importance of internal as well as external
                      BUS470       Business Seminar          3 Credits         public relations is considered. Additional time
                      This course is a capstone course that synthesizes        outside the classroom is required to complete
                      all business concepts including marketing,               projects.
                      human resources, quantitative methods, global            Prerequisite: COM140
                      strategies, accounting, finance, production,
                                                                               COM140       Media Writing             3 Credits
                      service, and policy issues. The student is
                                                                               Introduces the variety of mass communication
                      required to participate in the research for
                                                                               mediums students may encounter in their
                      group decision-making and presentations in an
                                                                               professional careers. The course focuses on
                      overall business strategy and plan. Research on
                                                                               preparation and presentation of various mass
                      the Internet is a valuable tool for this course.
                                                                               communication formats. It examines message
                      A written comprehensive case analysis of the
                                                                               construction, framing, and interpretation from
                      plan is prepared.
                      Prerequisites: BUS200 and BUS230 or BUS260               the perspective of print and electronic media,
                                                                               public relations, and advertising. Study of
                                                                               grammar, spelling, and Associated Press news
                      Communications                                           style is also a focus. A proficiency exam will be
                                                                               given during the semester. Students must pass
                      COM100       Survey of Mass                              the proficiency test with a “C” or better to pass
                                   Communications            3 Credits
                                                                               the course and to continue in the program.
                      All major forms of mass media are discussed
                      in this course. Students are introduced to the           COM200       Technical Writing         3 Credits
                      place and responsibilities of the mass media             This is a writing course designed to develop
Course Descriptions

                      — print, electronic, persuasive — and their              writing skills specifically for technical
                      roles in the United States and the global                documents, such as instructions and process
                      community. Media law and ethics are also                 analysis, and for written and oral business
                      introduced. This course includes observation             reports.
                      or hands-on practice in a professional on- or            Prerequisite: COM140
                      off-campus setting.
                                                                               COM205       Cases in Public
                      COM105       Foundations of                                           Relations                 3 Credits
                                   Corporate                                   This is an advanced public relations course that
                                   Communications            3 Credits         focuses on how organizations, both private
                      A foundation course for the communications               and government, deal with public relations
                      Bachelor’s concentration in corporate                    issues. The course will examine real-life
                      communications, this course gives students               public relations issues that face organizations
                      an understanding of the interrelationship                and how those organizations dealt with the
                      between communications practitioners and                 particular public relations issues.
                      the corporate environment. Emphasis is                   Prerequisite: COM130
                      placed on different types of organizations that
                                                                               COM210       Contemporary Media
                      need communications specialists, functions                            Issues                    3 Credits
                      of communications specialists within specific            This course continues the in-depth study of
                      organizations, and how those roles differ from           mass media and its effects upon audiences.
                      those of communications practitioners outside            Students will discover the importance of
                      of the corporate environment.                            communications research, the news process,

and international mass communications, as                  COM235       Management Proposal
well as the political, ethical, and legal issues of                     Writing             3 Credits
mass media.                                                This course is a comprehensive approach
Prerequisites: COM100 and COM140                           to the development of business proposal
                                                           and persuasive writing. The course develops
COM215       Communications                                strategies for collecting business and situational
             Ethics                     3 Credits
                                                           information, visualizing complex situations,
This course provides an in-depth analysis
                                                           and identifying the proper boundaries for
of the principles and concepts involved in
                                                           identifying solutions. Case study examples
the ethics of communications practitioners.
                                                           help illustrate the proposal writing process,
Emphasis is placed on the development of
                                                           including budget development, proposal
decision-making skills as they apply to practical
                                                           composition, editing, and revisions.
ethical issues in the communications field.                Prerequisite: COM140
Topics covered include truth and objectivity,
ethical responsibility to the public, and ethical          COM240       News Editing and
boundaries in media coverage.                                           Design                     3 Credits
Prerequisites: COM140 and PHI105                           This course introduces students to the
                                                           fundamentals of editing print and electronic
COM220       Journalism I               3 Credits          news writing. Topics covered include an
This course is an introduction to journalism,              overview of grammar, journalistic style, basic
including the elements of news, the style                  proofreading techniques, editing for content,
and structure of news stories, news gathering              and editing for design. Responsibilities
methods, copyrighting and editing, and                     of editors in news organizations are also
reporting.                                                 discussed. Students in this course are required
Prerequisite: COM140
                                                           to contribute to campus publications or
COM225       Writing for Public                            community newspapers.
             Relations                  3 Credits          Prerequisite: COM220
This is an advanced public relations course that
                                                           COM245       Opinion Writing            3 Credits
focuses on the actual preparation and writing
                                                           This course profiles for students the methods
involved in public relations practices rather
                                                           of writing opinion for print. Topics discussed
than the general theory of public relations. The
                                                           include the ethics and responsibilities of
course is writing-intensive and is designed to
                                                           opinion writers, specific types of editorials,
give the student hands-on experience in the

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
                                                           AP style, and how to submit columns for
various types of writing required of public
                                                           publication. Students will write a variety of
relations practitioners, plus give students a
                                                           opinion pieces, including a personal opinion
portfolio of sample writings. Students will
                                                           column, a critical review, and a humor column.
additionally participate in mock exercises
                                                           Students are required to submit one writing
testing their writing skills under pressure.
Prerequisite: COM130
                                                           assignment for publication in a professional
COM230       Desktop Publishing I       3 Credits          Prerequisite: COM220
Provides the already computer-literate student
                                                           COM265       Organizational
with opportunities to explore the publication                           Communications
process through the personal computer                                   and Leadership             3 Credits
domain. From introduction of desktop                       This is a course that examines how leaders
publishing concepts to printing, binding,                  within an organization can effectively
and finishing, this course offers training and             communicate with target publics both inside
experience in page design and layout, text                 their organization and outside it as well.
enhancement, graphic enhancement, and                      Students will examine case studies as well as
application assembly for finished-product,                 create their own vehicles of communication in
professional publications. Additional time                 various delivery methods.
outside class is needed to complete projects.              Prerequisites: ENG100 and ENG110 (for online degree
Prerequisite: COM140                                       students: ENG100 and ENG220)

                      COM270      Writing for Broadcast                       speech, obscenity, and indecency, as well as
                                  Media                     3 Credits         access to public sources of information.
                      This course is intended to teach students to            Prerequisite: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or
                      write for radio and television, including news,         LGS260
                      commercials, public service announcements,
                                                                              COM345       Media and Politics       3 Credits
                      editorials, and radio music scripts.
                      Prerequisite: COM140                                    Students evaluate the relationship between
                                                                              the media and political candidates during
                      COM305      Media Relations           3 Credits         election years and whether the media is truly
                      This course is designed to give students an             an impartial reporter of the facts.
                      in-depth look at the interrelationship between          Prerequisite: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or
                      the media and other organizations. Topics               LGS260
                      discussed include effective ways for corporate          COM360       Television and Screen
                      communications practitioners to interact with                        Writing                  3 Credits
                      the media, problems that may arise between              Students build upon earlier journalism skills
                      the media and private industry, and methods             by learning how to create a script for both
                      of resolving such problems. Specific case               television and motion picture, from the
                      studies will be analyzed.                               earliest stages of developing the concept to the
                      Prerequisite: COM220
                                                                              marketing of the finished product.
                      COM320      Feature Writing           3 Credits         Prerequisite: COM220
                      A second-level journalism course which                  COM365       Media During War         3 Credits
                      builds on the basic news reporting and writing          Students learn about the changing relationship
                      skills developed in Journalism I. Students              between the news media and the government
                      will demonstrate their ability to write feature         during times of war and how each side seeks to
                      articles for print media.                               control the news.
                      Prerequisite: COM220                                    Prerequisites: COM220
                      COM330      Desktop Publishing II 3 Credits             COM370       Public Opinion
                      Students apply skills learned in Desktop                             and Political
                      Publishing I and related courses in the                              Communications           3 Credits
                      planning, implementation, and completion                This course examines public opinion polling
                      of at least one major project. Additional time          as it relates to political communications. The
                      outside class is needed to complete projects.           course will examine how polls are used in
Course Descriptions

                      Prerequisite: COM230                                    political campaigns and also later as a tool for
                      COM335      The Media and Society 3 Credits             politicians for engineering political consensus
                      In this course, students will look critically at        on issues. The course will include a discussion
                      media messages and meanings for deeper                  of polling methodologies.
                                                                              Prerequisites: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or
                      understanding of values that both shape and
                                                                              LGS260 and MTH200
                      reflect our culture and cultures abroad. Media,
                      in its various forms, are discussed, along with         COM375       Political Speechwriting 3 Credits
                      cultural icons and media effects theories.              Students learn the role and importance of
                      Students will learn to conduct basic social             Presidential speechwriters, review the style
                      science research and will study the effects of          of different Presidential speeches prepared by
                      media on a specific group of people.                    speechwriters, and write their own Presidential
                      Prerequisite: COM140                                    speeches during mock elections.
                                                                              Prerequisites: ENG110 and COM140 or LGS110 or
                      COM340      Communications Law        3 Credits         LGS250 or LGS260
                      This is an advanced communications course
                      that explores the many legal issues, liberties,         COM385       Current Strategies
                      and restraints that face the media today, not                        in Electronic Media
                      only as it pertains to First Amendment issues,                       Programming              3 Credits
                      but also other issues, such as libel, commercial        The course provides insights into the
                                                                              programming of individual radio and
                                                                              television stations as well as those of major
                                                                              television and cable networks in the United

States. Emphasis on issues involving program               COM420       Projects in Corporate
creation and development, scheduling,                                   Communications             3 Credits
audience preferences, and broadcast and cable              This capstone course synthesizes the
rating techniques.                                         principles taught in lower-level corporate
Prerequisite: COM140                                       communications classes. Students will apply
                                                           their knowledge to a communications project
COM390       Public Affairs                                or projects for clients either internal or external
             Reporting                  3 Credits
                                                           to the college. This course will culminate in a
Provides instruction in methods of gathering
                                                           campus-wide presentation of the project and
and reporting in the mass media information
                                                           the eventual implementation of the project for
about government and politics, law
                                                           the client.
enforcement agencies and the courts, labor,                Prerequisites: COM215 and COM410
business and finance.
Prerequisite: COM140                                       COM425       Fundraising and Grant
                                                                        Writing               3 Credits
COM395       Photojournalism            3 Credits          In this course, students analyze the process of
This is an advanced course for students who                raising funds for various types of non-political
have an understanding of basic photographic                organizations as it relates to the responsibilities
equipment and photographic techniques. The                 of communications practitioners. Students
course examines and explores use of visual                 will analyze past capital campaigns for
communication techniques in print media and                effectiveness and then apply their observations
websites. Covers history of photojournalism,               by designing, implementing, and evaluating
technical aspects of photojournalism, and                  their own mock capital campaign. Students
modern visual communication production                     also incorporate the fundamentals of writing
techniques in both traditional and digital                 grant proposals as a component of raising
formats. Assignments designed to teach                     funds for organizations.
how to produce and edit visual elements and                Prerequisite: COM140
combine them with text for both print and
web-based publications.                                    COM435       Campaign Advertising
Prerequisite: COM140                                                    and Promotion        3 Credits
                                                           This is an advanced course in political
COM405       Crisis                                        communications that examines the strategies,
             Communications             3 Credits          techniques, design, and impact of paid
This course introduces students to how

                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
                                                           political communications. It will focus on the
communications practitioners handle crisis                 role of political advertising in a campaign,
situations in the corporate setting. Attention is          including radio, direct mail, and print, as well
given to crisis management plans, legal issues             as television.
surrounding crisis communications, ethics in               Prerequisite: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or
handling crisis situations, and a corporation’s            LGS260
responsibility to its public. Specific case studies
will be analyzed.                                          COM440       Lobbying                   3 Credits
Prerequisite: COM140                                       This is an advanced course that explores the
                                                           history and modern techniques of lobbying
COM410       Media Events Planning 3 Credits               of federal and state legislatures and regulatory
This course is designed to provide students                agencies by special interest groups and by
with the practical concepts needed to                      other government agencies.
coordinate media events. Topics discussed                  Prerequisite: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or
include different types of events, the role                LGS260
of media at these events, and the specific
functions of the communications specialist                 COM445       Political Fundraising
                                                                        and Campaign Finance
who is coordinating the event. Students will
                                                                        Law                   3 Credits
end the term with a culminating project of
                                                           This is an advanced studies course exploring
coordinating an actual media event for a client
                                                           federal and state law regarding campaign
either internal or external to the college.
Prerequisite: COM140
                                                           financing, the rise of political action

                      committees, and effective methods for                     on career paths and areas of specialization
                      generating election funds.                                within law enforcement, the court system, and
                      Prerequisites: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or              corrections.
                                                                                CRI135       Corrections I            3 Credits
                      COM450       Propaganda and Policy 3 Credits              This course examines the role of corrections
                      Students will study historical use of                     in the criminal justice system, focusing
                      propaganda by the U.S. government and other               on historical developments, punishment,
                      governments in influencing the public and the             rehabilitation, sentencing, deterrence, and the
                      current governmental efforts at propaganda.               operation of prisons, and including a study
                      Students will also analyze methods and                    of intermediate punishment, parole, and
                      messages by non-governmental groups to                    community corrections programs.
                      influence the public.
                      Prerequisite: COM140 or LGS110 or LGS250 or               CRI225       Juvenile Justice:
                      LGS260                                                                 Alternatives to
                                                                                             Incarceration            3 Credits
                      COM455       Magazine Design            3 Credits         This course provides an analysis of the juvenile
                      This course helps students examine and analyze,           justice system as it relates to the punishment
                      discuss, and create periodical publications               and rehabilitation of the juvenile offender,
                      (magazines) in a variety of specialized formats.          including an in-depth study of juvenile
                      Develops skills in understanding and creating             probation and other intermediate sanctions
                      periodical publications by focusing on writing            presently utilized within the juvenile justice
                      and design. Examines a variety of magazines               system.
                      to provide an understanding of content,
                      typography, design, layout, and production.               CRI235       Drug Enforcement I       3 Credits
                      Students learn to develop promotional                     This course studies the use and abuse of illegal
                      materials necessary to help develop an                    drugs in America, including the methods
                      audience for a periodical publication. Students           of detection, apprehension and penalties
                      write and edit several stories for their own              for users and suppliers, and the confiscation
                      publication, which they create as a final project         and preservation of drug evidence. Special
                      for the course. Students produce a 32-page                emphasis will be placed on the techniques for
                      magazine as this final project.                           surveillance, undercover operations, criminal
                      Prerequisite: COM230                                      apprehensions, and prosecutions.
Course Descriptions

                      COM460       Book Publishing            3 Credits         CRI245       Criminal Investigation 3 Credits
                      Student analyzes principles and laboratory                This course is a study of the techniques and
                      practices in book design and production.                  theories of criminal investigations, including
                      Topics include analysis of principles of design           interviewing witnesses, suspects, and victims,
                      and layout; observing principles of typography;           collecting and preserving evidence, and
                      graphics; digital and traditional photography;            preparing cases for trial.
                      titles and chapter headings; ethics of                    Prerequisite: CRI100
                      publishing; history and impact on society;                CRI290       Criminal Justice
                      promotional techniques; working with book                              Transfer Credit          3 Credits
                      editors; specialization; market positioning and           This course is used only as a way to accept
                      launching.                                                credit for a course transferred from another
                      Prerequisite: COM230                                      college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                                                level will be accepted. This course is available
                      Criminal Justice                                          only when the student has taken a class not
                                                                                offered by Central Penn.
                      CRI100       Criminal Justice           3 Credits
                      This course is an introduction to the criminal            CRI295       Act 120 Police
                                                                                             Recruit Academy         12 Credits
                      justice system and its role in society. The course
                                                                                The Act 120 Police Recruit Academy provides
                      introduces criminal justice concepts and terms,
                                                                                for 750 hours of theoretical and experiential
                      and relates criminal justice concepts to current
                                                                                education designed to provide the student
                      events and trends, with a particular focus
                                                                                with the knowledge and skills required to be

certified as a municipal police officer in the              and arrest and search warrants. The course
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Curriculum                    will also examine investigation reports, writing
material, didactic skills, and standards of                 concepts for probation, corrections, and other
performance for successful completion of this               criminal related investigations in anticipation
program are prescribed by the Pennsylvania                  of prosecution.
Municipal Police Officers Education and                     Prerequisites: CRI245 and ENG200
Training Commission.
                                                            CRI315       Advanced Issues in
Prerequisite: Successful attainment of senior-level
                                                                         Evidence                 3 Credits
academic status and must be 21 years of age prior to
completing the Academy                                      This course will build on the concepts covered
                                                            in LGS210 Evidence, including constitutional
CRI301        Fraud Investigation        3 Credits          issues, relevance, competency, hearsay, and
This course provides an examination of existing             privilege. The course will cover issues of
and emerging, “e-crimes” (i.e., economic and                evidence as they relate to the role of the
electronic), identity theft, Internet, credit               criminal justice professional in preparation of
card and check fraud, as well as the basics of              cases with emphasis on effective courtroom
protecting an organization’s digital assets.                testimony through a complete knowledge
The course will focus on government/private                 of the substantive and procedural laws of
industry methodology to detect, investigate,                evidence.
and prevent such crimes. A specialized                      Prerequisite: LGS210
course focus includes counterfeit negotiable
                                                            CRI321       Police Operations        3 Credits
instruments and debit card fraud.
Prerequisite: CRI100                                        This course is a study of the development,
                                                            organization, and function of contemporary
CRI305        Forensic Science I         3 Credits          law enforcement agencies, police-community
This course is a study of the professional                  relations, police decision-making and other
discipline that involves the scientific analysis            concepts in police practice and administration.
of crime scene evidence. Areas of specialized               This course will also examine the design
focus include the role and scope of the forensic            and organization of police departments,
laboratory, an overview of forensic science sub-            with special emphasis on patrol techniques,
disciplines, and an examination of medico-                  investigations, and the use of force in law
legal jurisprudence.                                        enforcement.
Prerequisite: CRI330                                        Prerequisite: CRI100

                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
CRI310        Criminal Profiling:                           CRI325       Death Investigation I    3 Credits
              Policy and Practice        3 Credits          This course is a study of forensic death
This course deals with the examination of                   investigations. Areas of specialized focus
offender “profiling.” The course will cut                   include the causes, manners, and mechanisms
through the confusion and misunderstandings                 of both natural and unnatural deaths, scene
regarding the “art of profiling” by providing               investigations, pertinent legal considerations,
detailed original and scientific research                   and methods germane to equivocal death
methods that examine the variations in                      determinations.
criminal behavior from which any “profile”                  Prerequisite: CRI330
is derived. Particular types of crimes will be
studied via offender topologies and profiles                CRI330       Criminalistics           3 Credits
derived from these topologies.                              This course is a study of the identification,
Prerequisite: CRI245                                        collection, preservation, and analysis of
                                                            physical criminal evidence. The course focuses
CRI312        Investigative Report                          on crime scene documentation, development
              Writing                    3 Credits          and analysis of fingerprint evidence, blood
This course focuses on the theoretical and                  spatter and physiological evidence, hair and
practical methods of written documentation in               fiber evidence, ballistics, fire scene evidence,
the investigative process. Specific emphasis will           and narcotics. Scientific laboratory analysis
be placed on field note-taking, narrative report            methodology is also presented.
writing, and the completion of specialized                  Prerequisite: CRI245 or LGS170 or LGS210 or
reports including affidavits of probable cause              LGS265

                      CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber                      and the techniques and pitfalls of managing
                                   Security               3 Credits            aggression.
                      The course is primarily designed as a survey             Prerequisite: CRI100
                      of the legal issues surrounding the use of the
                      Internet. Coverage includes origins of the               CRI420       Correctional
                                                                                            Management               3 Credits
                      Internet, criminal aspects of cyberspace, tort
                                                                               This course is an advanced study of
                      liability, and privacy issues. The course also
                                                                               correctional institutions and facilities
                      includes a critical examination of intellectual
                                                                               focusing upon management, operations,
                      property, online business concerns, and child
                                                                               and administration. This course will focus
                      online protection.
                                                                               on recent research, programs, contemporary
                      CRI375       Terrorism                 3 Credits         topics such as sex in prison, prison contraband
                      This course will explore the continuing                  markets, privatization, policy development,
                      phenomena of organized extremism in                      prison social structure, and the latest Supreme
                      America and around the world. The origins                Court decisions pertaining to institutional
                      of modern terrorism (international as well               corrections.
                      as domestic) will be explored. The histories,            Prerequisite: CRI135
                      philosophies, activities, and recruiting methods         CRI422       Sex Crimes and
                      and tactics of such groups will be reviewed.                          Rehabilitation           3 Credits
                      Methods to counter terrorism and the role of             This course is an in-depth examination of
                      the Department of Homeland Security will                 the major aspects of sexual offenses and
                      also be explored.                                        rehabilitation theories, with an emphasis
                      CRI380       Psychology of the                           on deviance, sexual abuse, and pedophilia
                                   Criminal                  3 Credits         in relationship to the criminal offender.
                      This course is a study of the contribution of            Students will examine and evaluate different
                      psychology to our understanding of criminals             treatment and rehabilitation strategies and
                      and their behavior. The course will analyze              their respective application to various offender
                      various types of criminals in regard to their            profiles.
                      early childhood backgrounds, traits, and                 Prerequisite: CRI310 or CRI380
                      characteristics (biological, sociological, and           CRI431       Police Administration    3 Credits
                      psychological) in context to a particular type of        This course involves a study of police
                      crime. Emphasis will be placed on psychopathy,           management as it relates to the functions
Course Descriptions

                      sexual sadism, and mental disorders, and                 and activities of a police department.
                      the appraisal of theoretical criminology in              While organizational structure is examined,
                      evaluation of known criminal offenders.                  emphasis will be on police management and
                      Prerequisite: PSY100
                                                                               the associated contemporary theories, policy
                      CRI390       Criminal Justice                            development/ implementation, and community
                                   Administration                              policing. This course will include an appraisal,
                                   Transfer Credit           3 Credits         comparison and contrast, of the management
                      This course is used only as a way to accept              techniques and operational policies/procedures
                      credit for an upper-level course transferred             of an existing police agency.
                      from another college or university. No courses           Prerequisite: CRI321
                      below the 300 level will be accepted. This
                                                                               CRI436       Security Management      3 Credits
                      course is available only when the student has
                                                                               This course explores the various aspects of the
                      taken a class not offered by Central Penn.
                                                                               corporate security profession. Specific areas to
                      CRI416       Crisis Management         3 Credits         be addressed include legal theory, standards
                      This course will explore the realm of crisis             of protection, organizational management,
                      intervention from the basics of defusing anger           operational administration, technology, and
                      to the complex issues of hostage negotiations            investigative protocols. Subjects of special
                      and hostage survival. De-escalation skills will          study will include corporate espionage,
                      be taught and practiced at all levels of the             risk management, threat assessment, crisis
                      crisis continuum. This course will examine               management, and professional development.
                      the many factors that lead to confrontations             Prerequisite: HSM110

CRI445        Probation and Parole                             Digital Arts
              Casework Management 3 Credits
This course is an in-depth examination of                      DGA100      Principles of Visual
the major aspects of probation and parole,                                 Communication             3 Credits
with an emphasis on the techniques used to                     In this foundation course for the graphic design
deter recidivism of the criminal offender.                     program, students gain an understanding
Emphasis of this course includes presentence                   of the evolution of visual communication
investigation, rehabilitative theory, problems                 through historical survey. Emphasis is placed
with parolee reintegration, and concepts of                    on the development of visual thinking, the
intermediate punishment.                                       translation of abstract concepts into visual
Prerequisite: CRI225                                           form, symbolism and imagery in design, and
                                                               trends in design.
CRI450        Criminal Justice
              Independent Study             3 Credits          DGA105      Elements of Graphic
The Independent Study course is an                                         Design                    3 Credits
independent study program, which encourages                    This course provides an overview of basic
students to explore aspects of their major                     design elements used to create printed
beyond the required courses by working on a                    materials, including type, shape, line, negative
project approved by the advising instructor.                   space, and texture. Attention is also given to
Working with an advising instructor in their                   principles such as balance, unity, repetition,
major, students develop a research topic and                   and contrast.
plan, carry out that research, and produce a                   DGA110      Digital Photography       3 Credits
project (thesis, multimedia presentation, video,               This course introduces students to the basic
etc.) which demonstrates academic excellence.                  concepts of digital photography. Emphasis
Projects will then be presented formally to                    is placed on capture and composition, digital
the advisor. It is the student’s responsibility                editing and manipulation, and framing.
to plan and develop the project, report weekly                 Students will gain knowledge about digital
to the faculty advisor, and to develop the                     technology and its relationship to traditional
final presentation of the individual project.                  photography. Students must provide their own
Only those individuals who have shown                          digital camera to participate in this course.
course completion with a 3.5 GPA or higher,
and deemed by the faculty advisor as a good                    DGA115      Digital Image Editing     3 Credits
candidate due to her/his independent working                   This course is an introduction to digital

                                                                                                                  Course Descriptions
skills, will be allowed to enroll in this course.              photography and the manipulation of images.
Prerequisite: Completion of all lower-level program            The use of a digital camera and the importation
courses and student is in the last three terms of study        of images into the computer are covered.
CRI452        Advanced Crime Scene
                                                               Techniques for the combination of graphics
              Investigation        4 Credits                   and images, as well as photo manipulation
This course is an advanced study of crime                      and correction are demonstrated. Other
scene investigation with an academic focus                     topics covered include practices of photo
upon the core competencies associated with                     repair, distortion, and collage. The removal of
the identification, collection, preservation, and              backgrounds through use of alpha channels
comparative examination of physical evidence                   and the preparation of images for output
or the results of scientific analyses conducted                to print and web are also covered. The class
upon forensic specimens. Students will be                      utilizes the industry-standard application for
required to work with complex scenario-based                   pre- and post-processing of images. Additional
practical labs and demonstrate a thorough                      time outside of class is needed to complete
understanding of criminal investigation,                       projects.
relative bodies of law, crime scene investigation,             DGA120      Vector Graphics           3 Credits
and those procedures and practices germane to                  This course is an introduction to vector
forensic criminalistics.                                       graphics creation. Vector graphics are used for
Prerequisite: CRI330                                           the creation of logos, illustrations, and print
                                                               material that utilizes solid areas or a limited
                                                               number of colors. This class teaches the art of

                      logo design, illustration, and the incorporation         unsuccessful websites is incorporated. Effective
                      of typography to create effective advertising            use of programming in HTML, XHTML,
                      materials for print and corporate identity.              and debugging to create a large final project
                      The class utilizes industry-standard software.           completes the course. Additional time outside
                      Additional time outside of class is needed to            of class is needed to complete projects.
                      complete projects.
                                                                               DGA250       Digital ArtsTransfer
                      DGA125       History of Animation      3 Credits                      Credit                   3 Credits
                      This course will cover the evolution of                  This course is used only to accept credit for
                      animation and the various techniques                     a course transferred from another college or
                      developed during the course of the century.              university. No courses above the 200 level will
                      It will document the evolution of flipbooks to           be accepted. This course is available only when
                      three-dimensional animation. This class will             the student has taken a class not offered by
                      explore techniques such as the use of drawn-             Central Penn.
                      on film, stop motion, grain animation, and
                                                                               DGA260       Print Production         3 Credits
                      Claymation. Additional time outside of class
                                                                               This course emphasizes the preparation
                      is needed to complete projects.
                                                                               of materials for print production. Specific
                      DGA200       Color Theory              3 Credits         attention is given to color separations, file
                      This course is designed to provide students              formats, file sizes, fonts, and color selection.
                      with an in-depth understanding of color                  Students learn to use industry-standard
                      and its impact on design. Special attention              software applications to prepare completed
                      is given to color schemes, the psychological             projects for printing.
                      implications of color, and appropriate uses of           Prerequisites: COM230 and DGA115
                      color in design. Students are also exposed to            DGA270       Non-Linear Video
                      differences in color production for print and                         Editing                  3 Credits
                      web graphics. Lecture and studio techniques              This is a basic course in the techniques for
                      will be applied.                                         audio/visual production, which enable the
                      Prerequisites: DGA100 or DGA105
                                                                               student to capture and store the basic elements
                      DGA235       Character Design          3 Credits         to prepare for the production process. The
                      This course will cover character creation. It            class will cover the preproduction process
                      will include extensive preplanning techniques,           including storyboards and shot composition.
                                                                               It also includes sound characteristics, acoustic
Course Descriptions

                      such as brain storming, thumbnail sketches,
                      and traditional drawing techniques. The class            principles, and basic recording techniques, as
                      will transfer this process into a digital format.        well as camcorder orientation, lighting, set-
                      Concepts in this class will include design               up, operation, and basic editing techniques.
                      principles, such as contrast, complimentary              Additional time outside of class is needed to
                      colors, staging, and backgrounds. Characters             complete projects.
                      will illustrate the ways in which character              Prerequisite: DGA115
                      design can influence the viewer’s concept of             DGA280       Multimedia               3 Credits
                      the character, personality, and role. Additional         In this course the student will delve deeper
                      time outside of class is needed to complete              into the uses and the effects of multimedia in
                      projects.                                                modern society. The combination of graphics,
                      Prerequisite: DGA115
                                                                               images, and typography will be covered.
                      DGA245       Web Design I              3 Credits         Preparation, rendering, and exportation
                      This course emphasizes basic HTML,                       to modern media such as the Internet and
                      XHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets                        DVD are covered. Delineation of appropriate
                      (CSS), for Internet and Intranet web creation.           software for combination of various file formats
                      Introduction to the World Wide Web                       will be covered. Additional time outside of
                      Consortium (W3C) and the Internet along                  class is needed to complete projects.
                      with the study of why we create websites,                Prerequisite: DGA115
                      including, but not limited to, the discussion
                      of the uses for the Internet and Intranet. The
                      comparison and contrast of successful and
DGA300        Typography                  3 Credits        the course of study. Additional time outside
This class prepares the student in identification,         of class will be needed to complete course
production, and use of typography. The                     projects.
student studies the classifications of fonts and           Prerequisite: Any 200-level DGA course
font families. They study the implications and
                                                           DGA345        Web Design II              3 Credits
emotional responses triggered by individual
                                                           This course develops Internet and Intranet
fonts as well as effects of individual fonts
                                                           Webs utilizing WYSIWYG applications. The
on legibility. The students will also research
                                                           most current applications in use by the industry,
issues regarding copyright and legal issues
                                                           such as Dreamweaver, are emphasized. Root
surrounding the art of typography and
                                                           folder development, site management and file
                                                           naming conventions are heavily emphasized.
DGA305        Dimension in Design         3 Credits        Additional time outside of class is needed to
This course is designed to prepare students to             complete projects.
use two-dimensional and three-dimensional                  Prerequisite: DGA245 or TEC245
design. Students’ past knowledge of proper                 DGA350        Upper-Level Digital
design and layout techniques will be reinforced.                         Arts Transfer Credit       3 Credits
The use of a variety of media devices to review            This course is used only to accept credit for
areas of design such as form, space, mass,                 a course transferred from another college or
shape, texture, and color will be emphasized.              university. No courses below the 300 level will
This course will enable students to produce a              be accepted. This course is available only when
wide range of designs, based on current media              the student has taken a class not offered by
technology.                                                Central Penn.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level DGA course
                                                           DGA360        3-D Applications I         3 Credits
DGA310        Animation I                 3 Credits
                                                           This course teaches the development of
This course introduces those with
                                                           3-Dimensional animations. The student will
computerized design experience and a basic
                                                           create short animations of 3-Dimensional
concept of multimedia to electronic animation
                                                           objects such as logos, architectural structures,
for multimedia applications, as well as an
                                                           characters and landscapes. Design, modeling,
understanding of the history of animation,
                                                           texturing, and lighting of these objects in
including the 12 Principles of Animation and
                                                           conjunction with basic animation are included
the uses of animation in modern society and
                                                           as part of the course of study. Additional

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
multimedia. Training in character design, Pose
                                                           time outside of class is needed to complete
to Pose animation, timing, and story will be
given with an emphasis on how animation                    Prerequisite: Any 300-level DGA course
can be created to increase the effectiveness
of multimedia applications. Additional                     DGA370        Visual Effects             3 Credits
time outside of class is needed to complete                This is an advanced course in the techniques
projects.                                                  associated with audio and visual production.
Prerequisite: Any 100- or 200-level DGA course             This course will apply advanced principles of
                                                           audio/visual production, including rotoscoping,
DGA320        3-D Modeling
                                                           special effects, and compositing. This class will
              Methods                     3 Credits
                                                           also cover the theoretical aspects of the use of
This course is an introduction to 3-Dimensional
                                                           video as a tool for creative communication in
modeling and its applications. Various uses
                                                           modern society. Additional time outside of
for 3-Dimensional animations, such as
                                                           class is needed to complete projects.
industry and architectural design, video game              Prerequisite: DGA270
development, and other potential multimedia
forums will be discussed. The student will                 DGA380        Portfolio Development 3 Credits
create short animations of 3-Dimensional                   This class is a culmination of the student’s
objects including logos, buildings, characters,            time at Central Penn College. Students create
and landscapes. Design, modeling, texturing,               a visual demonstration of the materials created
and lighting of these objects in conjunction               during their education. The student will
with basic animation are included as part of

                      research, plan, and develop the content, layout,            topics by using proper techniques of speech
                      and format of a professional portfolio.                     based on research and preparation. Emphasis
                      Prerequisite: Any 300-level DGA course                      on public speaking experience is placed
                                                                                  on three aspects of speaking: adherence to
                      DGA400        Web Development I          3 Credits
                                                                                  purpose, organization of material, and practice
                      This course studies the development of
                                                                                  of professional presentation. Students gain
                      dynamic web pages in conjunction with
                                                                                  experience through a variety of speaking
                      databases. Students will learn the process of
                                                                                  experiences and are required to attend at
                      connecting a database to a front-end website
                                                                                  least three of the five Common Hour events,
                      utilizing open source code like PHP and
                                                                                  excluding Club Hour presentations.
                      MySQL and industry-standard software, such
                      as Dreamweaver. Additional time outside of                  ENG200       English
                      class is needed to complete projects.                                    Composition II           3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: DGA345 or TEC262                              This course applies cognitive reasoning and
                                                                                  written communication skills to the analysis
                      DGA410        Animation II               3 Credits
                                                                                  and exposition of literary texts.
                      This course is an advanced application of the 12            Prerequisite: ENG100
                      principles of animation. Training in character
                      design, shot layout, scene development, uses of             ENG215       Persuasive Speaking      3 Credits
                      sound-of-advance storyline, timing, production              This course will provide students with oral
                      pipeline techniques, and file formats for output.           communications instruction specific to
                      There is strong emphasis on preproduction                   persuasive speaking. Emphasis is placed on
                      through the use of storyboards, including the               creating and refining persuasive speaking
                      preplanning and design of a short animation.                techniques, researching and organizing
                      Additional time outside of class is needed to               speeches, and analyzing persuasive speeches.
                      complete projects.                                          Substantial class time is devoted to students’
                      Prerequisite: DGA310                                        own persuasive presentations.
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ENG100

                      English                                                     ENG220       Business
                                                                                               Communications           3 Credits
                      ENG015        College Writing Skills 3 Credits              This course is designed to help students
                      This course teaches fundamental grammar,                    communicate effectively in a variety of
                      punctuation, and writing skills to under-                   business situations. The planning, organizing,
Course Descriptions

                      prepared students in order to prepare students              and writing of business communications are
                      for college and professional writing. Students              covered, such as proposals, memos, email,
                      are placed in ENG015 based upon Compass                     reports, oral presentations, and resumes.
                      Placement Exam test scores. A grade of a                    In addition, the location and evaluation of
                      “C” or higher must be achieved to pass before               resources to produce written work will be
                      enrolling in ENG100 English Composition                     also covered. Students will learn to analyze
                      I. See Admissions Information/Standardized                  business situations to determine the proper
                      Testing After Admission                                     communications response in good news,
                                                                                  bad news, and persuasive scenarios. Ethical
                      ENG100        English Composition I 3 Credits
                                                                                  behavior and intercultural communications
                      This course applies the concepts of grammar
                                                                                  are examined. The fundamentals of proper
                      usage, sentence structure, punctuation, and
                                                                                  business writing, usage of grammar, format,
                      appropriate informational literacy skills to the
                                                                                  style, and layout of business documents are
                      writing of paragraphs, essays, and research
                      papers. A grade of “C” or higher must be
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ENG200
                      achieved to pass this course.
                      Prerequisite: ENG015 or placement based upon Compass        ENG250       English and Literature
                      Placement Exam test scores                                               Transfer Credit        3 Credits
                                                                                  This course is used only as a way to accept
                      ENG110        Oral Communications 3 Credits
                                                                                  credit for a course transferred from another
                      A course designed to develop effective
                                                                                  college or university. No courses above the 200
                      formal and informal speaking skills as well as
                                                                                  level will be accepted. This course is available
                      listening skills. Students convey knowledge of
only when the student has taken a class not               will focus on Greek plays, epic poems, and
offered by Central Penn.                                  other literature produced during that time
ENG300       Creative Writing           3 Credits         Prerequisite: ENG200
An intensive writing course where students
will read and analyze the works of published              ENG390       Upper-Level English
authors and then produce their own creative                            and Literature Transfer
material. All creative material will be work                           Credit                  3 Credits
shopped in class by students with the professor           This course is used only as a way to accept
directing the discussion. Class size will be              credit for a course transferred from another
small to encourage the free flow of ideas and             college or university. No courses below the 300
criticism regarding student work. The genres              level will be accepted. This course is available
within which students will write are poetry,              only when the student has taken a class not
fiction, and creative nonfiction.                         offered by Central Penn.
Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                          ENG400       Great American Novels 3 Credits
ENG305       The Modern Short                             This course is designed to expose students
             Story                      3 Credits         to traditionally defined “great works” of
This course will be an intensive study of                 American Literature. Authors studied include
modern literary short story. Students will                Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Salinger,
gain an increased appreciation of the arts and            and Lee. Contributions to the canon of
an understanding of the human experience                  American Literature will be discussed.
through the study of literature. Building on              Prerequisite: ENG200
the foundation of literary analysis developed             ENG405       War Literature            3 Credits
in English Composition II, students will                  In this course, students will study a variety of
write essays on numerous stories—examining                selected war literature (poetry, drama, short
theme, plot, and structure. Typical writers               story, novel, personal memoir, nonfiction
studied are Crane, Hemingway, Fitzgerald,                 and film) to examine how writers shaped
Joyce, O’Connor, Cheever, and Carver.                     the experiences of war. Students will also
Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                          distinguish between the different purposes of
ENG310       Selected Topics in                           the literature and the effect it had at the time
             Literature                 3 Credits         it was written and the effect it still has today.
The topic of this course is determined during             Prerequisite: ENG200

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
the academic term that it is offered. This topic
                                                          ENG410       American Literature
will relate to a specific area of literature and/                      1830-1865: American
or an intensive study of the life and works of                         Renaissance and
one particular author. Students will use their                         Romanticism               3 Credits
writing and research skills to participate in this        This course is designed to acquaint students
course.                                                   with the central texts, writers, and ideas of
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      the American Renaissance. Writers studied
ENG315       The Bible as Literature 3 Credits            defined the shape and purpose of American
This course examines the biblical text in                 Literature, as it came to distinguish itself from
terms of literary analysis. Specific areas of             British and other European literature.
                                                          Prerequisite: ENG200
focus include prose, poetry, rhetorical devices,
authorship, theme, tone, and style. Emphasis              ENG415       American Literature
is placed on the historical context in which                           1865-1900: American
each book was written and the social forces                            Realism and
impacting the style of writing during that                             Naturalism                3 Credits
time.                                                     This course is designed to acquaint students
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      with the central texts, writers, and ideas of
                                                          American Realism & Naturalism. Writers
ENG320       Greek Literature           3 Credits
                                                          studied defined the shape and purpose of
Students will read and analyze Ancient Greek
                                                          American Literature, as it came to distinguish
Literature, excluding philosophy. The course

                      itself from British and other European                    the native population and the consequences of
                      literature.                                               those interactions will be explored.
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher
                      history course                                            HIS105       Ancient Civilizations     3 Credits
                                                                                This course provides a worldwide tour of
                      ENG420       American Literature                          ancient kingdoms, empires, and civilizations
                                   1900-1945: Literature                        that influenced most of Western society today.
                                   of the Early 20th                            Topics such as foundations of development,
                                   Century                    3 Credits
                                                                                governance and political structures, trade and
                      This course is designed to acquaint students
                                                                                other economic activities, communication and
                      with the central texts, writers, and ideas of the
                                                                                interactions with others, and the collapse of
                      early 20th Century.
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher
                                                                                the civilization will be discussed.
                      history course                                            HIS110       African-American
                                                                                             History                   3 Credits
                                                                                This course focuses on the fundamental
                      Geography                                                 developments of Black peoples in America
                      GEO100       Cultural Geography         3 Credits         including slavery and liberation. Periods
                      This fundamental course in world cultures                 such as the New Negro Movement in the
                      informs students about the non-Western                    1920’s to the Harlem Renaissance, Civil
                      world, cultural differences, geographic issues,           Rights Movement, and African-American
                      population trends, and major contributions to             Renaissance in the 1980’s will be studied.
                      an interdependent global society.                         HIS115       The History of the
                      GEO105       Global Geography           3 Credits                      Computer                  3 Credits
                      This is a basic course providing students                 This course provides insight into the evolution
                      with a broad familiarization of those areas               of the computer and modern technology.
                      of study defined by one or more distinctive               Subjects to be covered include pre-computer
                      characteristics of features as to climate,                technology, the foundations for development,
                      location, typography, raw materials, language,            and the effects of the computer on trade and
                      or economic activities. This study includes the           other economic activities, communication, and
                      interaction of physical and human phenomena               interactions.
                      at individual places and how those interactions           HIS220       American History
Course Descriptions

                      form patterns and organize space. It includes                          1865-1940                 3 Credits
                      topics in physical geography, human geography,            A study and analysis of life in the United States
                      and cultural geography.                                   during the twentieth century, with particular
                      GEO250       Geography Transfer                           attention devoted to the social, economic,
                                   Credit                     3 Credits         technological, and political forces and changes
                      This course is used only as a way to accept               wrought during that period. Developments
                      credit for a course transferred from another              among the United States’ neighbors and in
                      college or university. No courses above the 200           the international arena are also a critical part
                      level will be accepted. This course is available          of this course.
                      only when the student has taken a class not               HIS230       American History
                      offered by Central Penn.                                               Since 1941                3 Credits
                                                                                This course is a study and analysis of the
                                                                                history of the United States since 1941. Using
                      History                                                   a topical approach, issues such as the Cold
                      HIS100       American Colonization 3 Credits              War, the Korean Conflict, the Great Society,
                      This course provides an introduction to the               the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and
                      social, legal, political, and religious situations        continuing on into the issues facing the 21st
                      that led to the settlement of the North                   Century will be studied thoroughly.
                      American continent. Examination of the
                                                                                HIS250       History Transfer Credit 3 Credits
                      economic problems and social encounters with
                                                                                This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                                                credit for a course transferred from another
college or university. No courses above the 200               presence in the region. Emphasis is placed
level will be accepted. This course is available              on changes in geography and government,
only when the student has taken a class not                   influential leaders, the Arab struggle for
offered by Central Penn.                                      independence, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
                                                              Prerequisite: ENG100
HIS305         History and Film              3 Credits
This course reviews and analyzes the portrayal                HIS335         Presidents and First
of historical events through the use of popular                              Ladies                         3 Credits
films. Conducted as a survey course using                     This course examines the American Presidency
historical documents and literature to focus on               by highlighting the significant contributions
both the interpretation and representation of                 of specific Presidents and First Ladies
history.                                                      throughout the nation’s history. Emphasis is
Prerequisite: ENG200                                          placed on the role of the President, executive
                                                              powers, significant events in American history,
HIS310         Remember: A                                    and the role of the First Lady.
               Retrospective of the                           Prerequisite: ENG100
               Holocaust                     3 Credits
In this course, students explore events leading               HIS340         American Civil War             3 Credits
to, culminating in, and existing after the                    This course examines the political, economic,
Holocaust. Topics covered include racism and                  social, and military aspects surrounding the
anti-Semitism, a history of the Jewish people,                American Civil War from the perspectives of
the Nazi Party’s rise to power, Hitler’s Final                both the North and South. It will examine the
Solution, and world reaction during and after                 causes of the war and the early attempts to
the war. Students are encouraged to discuss                   prevent it, the role of the press during the war,
views, research specific areas of interest, and               the political strategies, and military campaigns.
present findings.                                             Also covered will be the role of blacks and
Prerequisite: ENG200                                          immigrant groups during the war. The course
                                                              will contrast Presidents Abraham Lincoln and
HIS315         Martin Luther King            3 Credits
                                                              Jefferson Davis as well as Generals Ulysses S.
This course is designed to expose students to
                                                              Grant and Robert E. Lee.
the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King,                 Prerequisite: Any 200-level social science course
Jr., as one of the great Americans in history.
Students will view a snapshot of history                      HIS345         Selected Topics in
gaining an understanding of the cultural,                                    Local Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                        Course Descriptions
social, political, and historical aspects of the                             History                        3 Credits
late 1960s.                                                   This course will introduce students to various
Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course           topics on the history, society, and culture of
                                                              South Central Pennsylvania. This topical
HIS320         Military History              3 Credits        survey of local history will include readings,
The purpose of this course is to survey and                   lectures, and out-of-class visits to local
analyze military experiences from their ancient               landmarks, historical sites, and museums.
origins to present time. The primary objective                Prerequisite: ENG200
is to examine the origins and nature of
warfare, the ethos of the primitive and modern                HIS390         Upper-Level History
warrior, and the development of weapons and                                  Transfer Credit                3 Credits
defenses. This course will take a close look at               This course is used only as a way to accept
operational military history. This course not                 credit for a course transferred from another
only takes a view of the military experience,                 college or university. No courses below the 300
but also examines the effect on the “ends” and                level will be accepted. This course is available
“means” of warfare.                                           only when the student has taken a class not
Prerequisite: Any 100-level history course                    offered by Central Penn.

HIS330         Middle Eastern                                 HIS400         Poverty in America             3 Credits
               History                       3 Credits        This course is designed to expose students
This course explores the history of the Middle                to the issues of poverty in America. Topics
East, beginning with the rise of Islam and                    ranging from single parenting to homelessness
finishing with reflection on the recent Western               will be discussed. Students will also be
                      familiarized with the changing dynamics                          maintaining a 3.8 or better cumulative GPA
                      of poverty throughout history and gain an                        at Central Penn, students can graduate with
                      understanding of how the Great Depression,                       the honors distinction on their transcripts and
                      welfare reform, and government subsidies                         diploma.
                      have impacted American history.
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course              Honors Studies Process
                                                                                       Honors Studies is initiated by the student
                      HIS405         Business History I                                approaching a professor to serve as advisor
                                     (Colonial Times –                                 for the project. Guided by the professor, the
                                     1900)                        3 Credits            student then develops a topic and plan for the
                      This course surveys the business organizations                   project, writes a proposal, and submits it to the
                      and practices of Americans from the first                        Academic Dean. The Academic Dean then
                      settlements in the English-governed Colonies                     reviews the project and determines whether it
                      until 1900. The socio-economic and other                         is sufficiently rigorous to warrant honors work.
                      cultural forces of the times are examined.                       If the project is approved, then the following
                      Their impact on the business community and                       semester the student may enroll in HON400.
                      the business community’s impact on society                       The student and project advisor then work out
                      are analyzed.                                                    a schedule, meeting regularly to discuss the
                      Prerequisite: BUS100                                             student’s progress and to ensure the student is
                      HIS410         Business History II                               on track to complete the course requirements.
                                     (1900 – Present)             3 Credits               By the beginning of the tenth week of
                      This course surveys business organizations                       classes, the student will have completed the
                      and business practices of Americans from the                     project and will meet with the Academic Dean
                      beginnings of the 20th Century to the present.                   to arrange the presentation portion of the
                      The socio-economic and other cultural                            course. The presentation of the project will be
                      forces of the times are examined, including                      made to the students, faculty, and staff of the
                      globalization. Their impact on the business                      College as well as to at least one organization
                      community and the business community’s                           or business from the local community. The
                      impact on society are analyzed and assessed.                     project advisor then grades the project and
                      Prerequisite: BUS100                                             assigns a grade. If the project warrants a grade
                                                                                       of 95% or better, a final, revised copy of the
                      HIS415         Rise to Power: History’s                          project is then submitted to the Academic
                                     Bad Boys                 3 Credits
                                                                                       Dean, and will be prepared for submission
Course Descriptions

                      This course is a seminar about the historical,
                                                                                       to become a part of the Library’s permanent
                      political, social, economic, and cultural events
                      that led to the advance in power of history’s
                                                                                          If the student has maintained a GPA of at
                      infamous “bad” political leaders, such as Hitler,
                                                                                       least 3.8 and receives an “A” on the project,
                      Tito, Stalin. Students will discuss how these
                                                                                       then a Recommendation for Graduating with
                      political leaders were able to manipulate the
                                                                                       Honors memo is submitted by the student’s
                      political system and obtain autocratic power.
                                                                                       degree level assistant dean and forwarded to
                      The course also analyzes major themes and
                                                                                       the Academic Dean. The process to ensure
                      issues that shaped contemporary Europe, from
                                                                                       that the student graduates with honors will
                      the end of the Napoleonic era to the present.
                      Prerequisite: Any 200-level social science or humanities
                                                                                       be coordinated by the Academic Dean and
                      course                                                           Records and Registration.
                                                                                          Questions about the honors process should
                                                                                       be directed to the Academic Dean.
                                                                                       HON400       Honors Studies            3 Credits
                      The Honors Program                                               The Honors Studies class is an independent
                      Designed to recognize and foster academic                        study program, which encourages students
                      excellence, the Honors Program allows                            to explore aspects of their major beyond the
                      motivated students to expand the knowledge                       required courses by working on a project
                      or skills central to their individual focus                      approved by the advising instructor and The.
                      within their major. By successfully completing                   Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development
                      the HON400 Honor Studies course and                              Program (LDP) Committee. Working
with an advising instructor in their major,                    HSM215       Emergency
students develop a research topic and plan,                                 Management               3 Credits
carry out that research, and produce a project                 This course is a study of emergency
(thesis, multimedia presentation, video, etc.)                 management to include the history and role of
which demonstrates academic excellence.                        emergency management in the United States
Projects will then be presented formally to                    as part of homeland security. Response to
the campus community. It is the student’s                      natural disaster, terrorism, and other incidents
responsibility, prior to the start of the term,                will be explored, as well as the Incident
to find a faculty advisor and to develop the                   Command system and interaction of all public
scope of the individual project, which may                     safety organizations. The course will also
span a term, or more. Completion of this                       cover emergency management to include the
course with an A, an overall GPA of 3.8 or                     National Incident Management (NIMS) and
above, and the requirements outlined by the                    Incident Command System (ICS) overviews
LDP committee will result in graduation with                   and these play a large part in overall scene
honors designation level.                                      management.
Prerequisite: Available to student participants of The         Prerequisite: HSM115
Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
who have attained a minimum of a 3.8 GPA and who               HSM335       Business Intelligence    3 Credits
have developed an approved research topic and plan.            This course provides an overview of the threat
                                                               to the business community from espionage and
                                                               counterintelligence operations. It also covers
Homeland Security                                              legal issues such as the Espionage Act and the
                                                               U.S. NISPOM regulations for the protection
HSM110        Principles of Private                            of classified information. The development of
              Security                     3 Credits
                                                               a business counterintelligence program will
This course is an introduction to the principles
                                                               also be covered.
of private security, including the history and                 Prerequisite: HSM205
role of private security, threat assessment and
security survey, and principles of physical                    HSM345       National Intelligence    3 Credits
security, including personnel security and                     This course provides an overview of the
functional area security systems.                              national intelligence systems of the United
                                                               States and other countries. It covers the role
HSM115        Homeland Security                                of the intelligence community in society
              Management                   3 Credits

                                                                                                                  Course Descriptions
                                                               and its impact on current events. The course
This course will provide an introduction to
                                                               also explores the legal issues of intelligence
homeland security management and its role
                                                               collection and future trends.
in society. Students will receive an overview                  Prerequisite: HSM205
of the roles and duties of various Federal
and State agencies in maintaining homeland                     HSM405       Criminal Intelligence
security, as well as the relationship between                               Analyst I                3 Credits
homeland security and private security. The                    This course is a study in crime and intelligence
course also explores threats from terrorism and                analysis, including the role and duties of
weapons of mass destruction and provides an                    the analyst, the collection, analysis, and
overview of emergency management.                              dissemination of information, and the laws
                                                               pertaining thereto. Emphasis will be placed
HSM205        Fundamentals of                                  on the criminal intelligence analyst, however,
              Intelligence Analysis        3 Credits           practical analytical assignments in crime and
This course is an introductory study of crime                  intelligence analysis will be covered.
and intelligence analysis, including the roles                 Prerequisite: HSM205
and duties of the analyst and the collection,
analysis, and dissemination of information.                    HSM411       Criminal Intelligence
Several common analytic techniques will be                                  Analyst II               3 Credits
examined. Practical analytical assignments                     This course is an advanced study in crime
in both crime and intelligence analysis are                    and intelligence analysis, including advanced
covered.                                                       analytical techniques. The course will conduct a
                                                               study of crime organization. Group studies and

                      discussion will be utilized as an introduction           Analytic software and other computer
                      to the problem of domestic terrorism which               applications will be applied.
                      will also be presented in the course.                    Prerequisite: HSM205
                      Prerequisite: HSM405
                                                                               HSM430       Data Mining and
                      HSM415       Threats to Homeland                                      Predictive Analysis       3 Credits
                                   Security                 3 Credits          This course is an advanced study in the field
                      This course will analyze the history and many            of intelligence analysis, including applications
                      dimensions of national security before and               in data mining as an analytical tool to predict
                      after 9/11. It will also provide a comprehensive         crime trends, emerging security threats and
                      and interdisciplinary critique of the concepts           statistical analysis of crime trends. Specialty
                      of threats and responses and explore the nature          topics, such as foreign and domestic security
                      of various threats. The course will compare              threats, anti-terrorism, and counter-
                      and contrast how to conduct threat assessment            intelligence will be featured. Previously learned
                      using the concept of threats using the included          analytic techniques and skills will be applied
                      practical risk assessment tool for emergency             in case studies and research projects. Analytic
                      managers. It will also look at assessing and             methods using open sources of information
                      defending against cyber-terrorism and cyber-             will be featured.
                      warfare to include how information can be                Prerequisite: HSM415
                      used as a weapon.
                      HSM420       Emergency                                   Humanities
                                   Management: Disaster
                                   Policy and Politics  3 Credits              HUM105       Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
                      Disasters and emergencies challenge people               A study of diverse cultures, past and present.
                      and their governments. Burned into American              This course focuses on societal structures,
                      psyche is how government officials performed             family patterns, political and economic
                      after 9/11 terror attacks of 2001 and response           relations, and the concept of religion.
                      to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New
                                                                               HUM205       History of Jazz           3 Credits
                      Orleans in 2005. Rather than look at disasters
                                                                               This course exposes the student to the
                      and the response to them as unexpected
                                                                               expressions of the music genre of jazz. This
                      events, this course will attempt to show that
                                                                               course traces jazz from its roots to its rise in
                      the response to these events is determined
                                                                               popularity and influence on society during
Course Descriptions

                      by public policy and analysis, organizational
                                                                               particular eras. Not only is the history of jazz
                      management, and leadership. The book is
                                                                               studied, but also the birth of other types of
                      thematic, intended to guide students through
                                                                               music due to its creation. This course uses the
                      a wealth of material by employing a simple
                                                                               definitive jazz history series developed by Ken
                      analytical framework and set of themes to help
                      students in organizing details and connecting
                      them to larger concepts. Taken together, the             HUM250       Humanities Transfer
                      framework and its concepts provide students                           Credit                    3 Credits
                      with a way to understand disaster policy and             This course is used only as a way to accept
                      politics. NIMS, ICS, and HAZ-Mat qualities               credit for a course transferred from another
                      will be featured.                                        college or university. No courses above the 200
                      Prerequisite: HSM215                                     level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                                               only when the student has taken a class not
                      HSM427       Advanced Intelligence
                                                                               offered by Central Penn.
                                   Analysis              3 Credits
                      This course is an advanced study in the field of         HUM300       Women in Literature       3 Credits
                      intelligence analysis, including applications in         This course is designed to expose students to
                      specialty topics, such as organized crime, anti-         women writers, women as topics in literature,
                      terrorism, and counter-intelligence. Previously          and their relationship to society. Topics to be
                      learned analytic techniques and skills will be           covered include the impact of women writers,
                      applied in case studies and research projects.           the interpretation of female characters, and an
                                                                               historical and sociological look at women in
HUM305        Comparative Religion          3 Credits         American culture, and the politics of global
Students take an in-depth look at the central                 feminism.
beliefs of such major world religions as                      Prerequisite: ENG200
Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,
                                                              HUM390        Upper-Level
and Islam. The varieties of religious experience                            Humanities Transfer
from both Eastern and Western cultural                                      Credit                       3 Credits
traditions are explored to determine their                    This course is used only as a way to accept
similarities and differences.                                 credit for a course transferred from another
Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course
                                                              college or university. No courses below the 300
HUM310        World Mythology               3 Credits         level will be accepted. This course is available
Students engage in a cross-cultural literary                  only when the student has taken a class not
exploration of the great myths of the world                   offered by Central Penn.
including creation, fertility, and hero myths.                HUM405        Women in the Bible           3 Credits
The myths will be studied as unique expressions               This course explores the role of women in
of individual cultures and also as universal                  biblical history from a feminist perspective.
ideas. Students will gain an understanding                    Students study specific women recorded in the
of the importance of myth in contemporary                     Bible and analyze their experiences from both
society and the relationship between myth,                    an historical and contemporary perspective.
religion, and culture.                                        Emphasis is placed on the cultural framework
Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                              of the women recorded in biblical text,
HUM315        William Shakespeare:                            interpretations of biblical women throughout
              In Text and Film              3 Credits         history, and the impact of the biblical definition
This course is designed to expose students to                 of women on the role of modern woman.
a variety of works of William Shakespeare,                    Prerequisite: ENG200
first through the text of the plays, and then
                                                              HUM410        Women’s Studies              3 Credits
through cinematic interpretation. Topics to
                                                              This course focuses on the roles of women and
be covered include the influence of Elizabeth
                                                              the ways in which history and social culture
I and Elizabethan England as a monarchal
                                                              shape those roles. Discussion will revolve
government, a study of Shakespeare’s
                                                              around the construction of gender and the
development as an author, the socio-historical
                                                              intersections of gender in conjunction to
impact of selected works of Shakespeare, and
                                                              race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. The course

                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
the modern cinematic interpretation of these
                                                              will be conducted in a seminar format and is
selected plays.
Prerequisite: ENG200                                          interdisciplinary in nature.
                                                              Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105
HUM320        Computers and Society 3 Credits
Students will enhance their understanding
of their social/professional environment as it                Interdisciplinary Studies
is becoming rapidly altered by the utilization                IDS001        Building Academic
of computers. This course is designed to                                    Responsibility Together
create and invoke ethical, sociological, and                                (BART)                  0 Credits
philosophical debates on the issue of the                     The BART program is a college support
effects of computers in social settings. This is              program for first year traditional students who
an open-ended discourse due to the novelty of                 are accepted on probation. The program is
the issue.                                                    designed to assist students with a smooth and
                                                              successful transition to Central Penn and help
HUM325        Feminism: Impact and
              Evolution            3 Credits                  them to establish habits that cause them to be
This course is designed to expose students to                 successful.
                                                              Prerequisite: Co-requisite: Central Penn Experience
the Feminist Movements in American history.
Topics to be covered include feminist theory,                 IDS100        Freshman Seminar             3 Credits
the socio-economic impact of women in                         This course introduces students to social issues
                                                              related to their major field of study. Historical
                                                              and social topics are discussed in conjunction

                      with current events so that students gain an                       IDS299         CE Capstone
                      understanding of the development of topics                                        Course for the
                      within their field. It provides a foundation for                                  Associate Degree               4 Credits
                      research and study within their chosen field                       The CE capstone course for the associate
                      as well as an understanding of their specific                      degree is designed to assess cognitive,
                      degree requirements. This course is required                       affective, and psychomotor learning that
                      for all traditional students.                                      requires the command, analysis, and synthesis
                      Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STS005                      of knowledge and skills. The course integrates
                                                                                         coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential
                      IDS105         College Success                                     learning to enable the student to demonstrate
                                     Seminar                        3 Credits            his/her level of achievement for entry into a
                      This course introduces students to social issues                   new field or advancement in the current field.
                      related to their major field of study. Historical                  This is a self-directed, integrated learning
                      and social topics are discussed in conjunction                     opportunity that is the summation of the
                      with current events so that students gain an                       student’s academic and hands-on learning
                      understanding of the development of topics                         experiences at the associate degree level.
                      within their field. It provides a foundation                       Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                      for research and study within their chosen                         requirements for the associate degree and status as a
                      field as well as the basis for completing                          Continuing Education student
                      their degree requirements. Special topics for
                      students returning to higher education are also                    IDS300         Text and Film                  3 Credits
                      covered.                                                           In this course, students will examine major
                      Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STS005                      literary works and their film adaptations. This
                                                                                         course requires reading and film viewing in
                      IDS200         Consumer Protection            3 Credits            addition to discussion and writing. Specific
                      This course provides students with an                              topics will vary by instructor.
                      understanding of the various consumer                              Prerequisite: ENG200
                      protection laws and regulations created on
                      the federal and state level. The course will                       IDS305         Selected Topics in Film 3 Credits
                      cover such areas as disclosure requirements                        The topic of this course is determined during
                      for financial documents, the state’s “Lemon                        the academic term that it is offered. This topic
                      Law,” and Landlord-Tenant Agreements.                              will relate to a specific area of filmmaking and/
                      The course will also discuss the consumer                          or appreciation. Students will use their writing
                                                                                         and research skills, along with their knowledge
Course Descriptions

                      protection agencies and private organizations
                      that consumers can use in fighting for their                       of mass media, to participate in this course.
                      rights.                                                            Directorial filmographies or selected genres
                                                                                         will be the focus of this course.
                      IDS210         Global Humanitarian                                 Prerequisite: ENG200
                                     Studies                        3 Credits
                      This course combines short-term cultural                           IDS310         Superstitions and
                                                                                                        Urban Legends                  3 Credits
                      immersion with a humanitarian project
                      completed in a specified country. Prior to                         This course is an exploration of folklore, urban
                      departure, students will be oriented to the                        legends, tall tales and superstitions, and their
                      project, the culture of the country, and any                       effects upon American culture. Students will
                      pertinent travel needs. Once there, students                       discover recurring themes, as well as explore
                      will complete the assigned project and any                         their cultural meanings and interpretations.
                                                                                         Prerequisite: Any lower-level social science or humanities
                      other requirements for the course. Upon their                      course
                      return, students will present their experiences
                      to members of the College community.
                      Prerequisites: Any social or behavioral science course and         Immersion
                      12 earned credits
                                                                                         The Immersion Program
                                                                                         The Immersion Program takes place each year
                                                                                         and is coordinated by the International Studies
                                                                                         Program Director. Students travel abroad for

one term, earning credit and expanding their                      skills they have personally experienced from a
experiences.                                                      follower standpoint.
   While registered for IDS315 Global                             Prerequisite: PHI105
Cultural Study, students travel abroad,
                                                                  IDS330         Global Conflict                3 Credits
participate in cultural activities, and attend
                                                                  This course investigates specific conflicts
class. Immersion locations vary from year to
                                                                  around the world and the cultural, social,
year and have pre- and post-trip assignments
                                                                  economic, and political forces that led to
associated with them. The Immersion
                                                                  those conflicts. Students will analyze these
Program is open to all majors and involves an
                                                                  situations and draw conclusions about the
application and an interview. The program is
                                                                  nature of conflict in both an historical and
selective, as each trip has a limited number of
                                                                  modern context.
seats available.                                                  Prerequisite: ENG100
   Questions about the Immersion Program
should be directed to Academic Affairs.                           IDS390         Upper-Level Special
                                                                                 Topics Transfer
IDS315         Global Cultural Study         9 Credits                           Credit                         3 Credits
This course combines and in-depth study                           This course is used only as a way to accept
of cultural and gendered responses to                             credit for a course transferred from another
economic globalization. Topics include                            college or university. No courses below the
culture and security, identity politics, clashes                  300 level will be accepted. This course is only
of and accommodations among civilizations,                        available when the student has taken a class
modernity, and post-modernity. A sociological                     not offered by Central Penn.
and cultural analysis of the background
and contemporary customs of the people                            IDS400         Topics in
of the country is studied on location with                                       Multiculturalism               3 Credits
special attention paid to the problems of                         An interdisciplinary investigation of the
modernization and culture change.                                 multicultural experiences in the United States.
Prerequisites: BUS260 or any social or behavioral science         This course examines the many concepts of
course plus 21 earned credits                                     diversity on various instructor-driven topics
                                                                  such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexual
IDS320         Haunted Pennsylvania 3 Credits                     orientation, and religion. These are based
In Pennsylvania alone, there are over a hundred                   on their influence among the social sciences,
proclaimed haunted sites. These suspected                         humanities, fine arts and other career and

                                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
“ghosts” roam freely as they haunt colleges,                      academic fields.
battlefields, hotels, government buildings,                       Prerequisites: Any 200-level or higher sociology, history,
private homes, and even churches. Students in                     or humanities course and ENG200
this course will assume the role of the “spirit-
hunter” and discuss these mysterious sightings                    IDS405         Independent Study in
and numerous unexplained occurrences                                             Special Topics                 3 Credits
Prerequisite: Any social science course                           This course provides students an opportunity
                                                                  to develop an individualized study plan on
IDS325         Nature of Leadership          3 Credits            a specific theme, topic or innovative area of
This course focuses on leadership                                 their interest within their own program of
development, individual and group motivation                      study. With guidance from a faculty sponsor
strategies, personal leadership style and                         the student will develop a course outline and
adaptation, impacts of power, and effective                       completion plan.
conflict resolution. It allows the student                        Prerequisite: Advanced permission of the Academic
to view leadership from a personal aspect                         Dean
and examine the “essence of leadership”.
                                                                  IDS410         “Gumshoes”: The
Leadership will be illustrated as combination                                    Detective Stories              3 Credits
of leaders, followers, and their situation with                   This course is an in-depth study of the
emphasis on followership. Each student will                       classical, modern, and post-modern detective
demonstrate the application of evaluating                         genre and its transition from written literature
leadership, ethical behavior, and organizational                  to film. Students will examine the origins of
                                                                  the mystery and detective fiction, as well as the

                      effects upon issues of class, gender, crime, and                   between the two institutions. The program
                      justice.                                                           is performed in Washington D.C. and
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                               students pick from one of four programs:
                                                                                         Capital Experience, Embassy and Diplomatic
                      IDS498         Capstone Seminar:
                                     The Art of                                          Scholars, International Business School (IBS),
                                     Negotiation                     1 Credit            or Go Green (Environmental). This highly
                      This course is a one credit seminar designed                       competitive structured program includes an
                      to analyze theories of interpersonal and                           on-the-job educational experience coupled
                      organizational conflict and its resolution                         with two academic courses/seminars in theory
                      as applied to personal and professional                            and practice. This hands-on opportunity
                      surroundings. Students will access their own                       allows students to apply, analyze, synthesize,
                      styles, skills, and values as well as develop                      and evaluate the knowledge and skills learned
                      techniques to resolve both personal and                            in the classroom to the working environment
                      professional disputes and conflict in order to                     of our national government. It is applicable to
                      achieve objectives.                                                all major fields of study.
                      Prerequisite: Senior Status                                        Prerequisite: Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade
                                                                                         point average. Students must also make application to the
                      IDS499         CE Capstone                                         institute and will be accepted based upon the institute’s
                                     Course for the                                      acceptance criteria. Permission of the Academic Dean is
                                     Bachelor Degree                4 Credits            required.
                      The CE capstone course for the bachelor
                                                                                         INT499         Bachelor Degree
                      degree is designed to assess cognitive,                                           Internship                     3 Credits
                      affective, and psychomotor learning that                           The internship experience at Central Penn
                      requires the command, analysis, and synthesis                      includes an on-the-job educational experience.
                      of knowledge and skills. The course integrates                     This hands-on opportunity allows students to
                      coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential                    apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the
                      learning to enable the student to demonstrate                      knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
                      his/her level of achievement for entry into a                      to the working environment.
                      new field or advancement in the current field.                     Prerequisite: Successful completion of course requirements
                      This is a self-directed, integrated learning                       for the bachelor degree, including STS300 Job Pursuit
                      opportunity that is the summation of the                           Seminar
                      student’s academic and hands-on learning
                      experiences at the bachelor degree level.
Course Descriptions

                      Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and           Leadership
                      requirements for the bachelor degree and status as a
                      Continuing Education student                                       The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
                                                                                         Development Program
                                                                                         Leadership Development
                                                                                         Program Description
                      INT299         Associate Degree                                       The Central Penn College Craiger C. Parker
                                     Internship                     3 Credits            Leadership Development Program is open to
                      The internship experience at Central Penn                          degree-level students from every major. The
                      includes an on-the-job educational experience.                     program aims to enhance the student’s major
                      This hands-on opportunity allows students to                       field of study. The courses are a compilation
                      apply the knowledge and skills learned in the                      of interdisciplinary topics helping students
                      classroom to the working environment.                              to understand the connection between the
                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of course requirements         leadership process and organizations. The
                      for the associate degree, including STS300 Job Pursuit             program, and courses, constantly challenges
                      Seminar                                                            students to strengthen their values, ethics,
                      INT498         Washington Institute                                and integrity that are vital components of
                                     Internship           11 Credits                     leadership skills. The Leadership Development
                      The Washington Institute Internship                                Program contains coursework designed to
                      experience is offered at Central Penn                              provide students a solid base in sculpting their
                      College through an articulation agreement                          leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. It

aids in preparing them for leadership roles both                  concise case brief. Citation forms of all types
here on campus and within the chosen career                       of law will be covered in accordance with
field. Students will sharpen their analytical                     Uniform System of Citations (Bluebook) cite
and problem-solving skills through real world                     formats. Given a citation, students will learn
application of researched based theory. Since                     how to quote the law and find legal material
this is interdisciplinary program, students will                  in a law library.
gain an understanding of the role leadership
                                                                  LGS135       Legal Research and
development plays in the private, public, non-
                                                                               Writing I                  3 Credits
profit and community arenas. The overall goal
                                                                  This course is designed to introduce students
of the program is to produce future leaders
                                                                  to the formal aspects of legal research and
that our workforce is seeking.
                                                                  writing. Students will learn how to locate
LDS400         Leadership Project            3 Credits            answers to legal questions from a number of
The Leadership Project is an individual                           sources. This course is a highly individualized
project developed and implemented by the                          course that gives the students an opportunity
student to show his or her understanding of                       to develop critical thinking skills and
leadership and ability to lead others. While                      legal analysis by completing basic writing
the specific nature of the project is open and                    assignments incorporating their legal research.
should meet the student’s interests and goals,                    Students will be introduced to the CD-ROM
it must demonstrate the student’s ability to                      library and to WESTLAW, a computer-
lead others and to serve as example for others.                   assisted legal research system.
The project should also embody the core                           Prerequisite: LGS130
values of the college. The student then makes                     LGS140       Civil Litigation I         3 Credits
a presentation based on his or her project to                     This course involves the study of civil procedure
the campus community and any relevant                             in the state and federal courts, with a particular
organizations.                                                    emphasis on state court procedures and the
Prerequisite: Open to students completing both pre-
selected courses and additional criteria requirements for
                                                                  function of the legal professional within the
advanced level designation regarding the Craiger C.               litigation process. The students learn to apply
Parker Leadership Development Program. Permission                 rules of procedure to fact situations by drafting
of the Academic Dean is required.                                 pleadings and motions relating to pleadings.
Leadership Development                                            LGS160       Wills and Probate          3 Credits
                                                                  This course introduces the student to the basic

                                                                                                                        Course Descriptions
Program Coursework
  Students participating in The Craiger C.                        concepts of wills and estates. Inheritance, will
Parker Leadership Development program                             drafting, and estate administration are explored
must follow the required guidelines provided                      through the preparation of documents,
by the Leadership Development Program                             including wills, inventories, applications for
Planning Section provided in the back of this                     letters, tax returns, proposed distributions, and
catalog.                                                          a first and final accounting.
                                                                  LGS170       Criminal Procedure         3 Credits
Legal Studies/Paralegal                                           This course explores the constitution and
                                                                  practical limitations placed on criminal law
LGS110         Foundations in Law            3 Credits            enforcement and prosecutorial functions such as
This course introduces students to the legal                      arrests, steps, searches, seizures, interrogations,
system and the legal profession. Students                         identification, and punishment. The course
will be introduced to the practical and ethical                   also instructs the student in the constitutional
aspects of the practice of law, including proper                  relationship between investigatory methods
legal writing style and basic legal terminology.                  and the admissibility of evidence in a criminal
LGS130         Principles of Legal
               Research                      3 Credits            LGS180       Historical Perspectives
This course focuses on citing the law and                                      of the Constitution     3 Credits
case briefing. Students will learn how to read                    This course provides students with a
and analyze case law and summarize it into a                      basic understanding of the constitutional

                      framework and the history and evolution of                 assassinations in the United States. The course
                      the fundamental principles guaranteed to                   will also address the social, political, and
                      every U.S. citizen. This course includes the               historical consequences of assassination.
                      discussion of the articles and amendments to
                                                                                 LGS230       Civil Litigation II       3 Credits
                      the U.S. Constitution. Emphasis is placed on
                      the structure of the government and the Bill               In this course students focus on the role of
                      of Rights.                                                 the legal professional in the discovery, trial,
                                                                                 and post-trial phases of state and federal
                      LGS190       Family Law                 3 Credits          civil litigation. It provides an overview of
                      This course introduces the student to the                  the litigation process with an emphasis on
                      various areas of domestic relations law,                   the application of rules of procedure and the
                      including marriage, annulment, divorce,                    drafting of documents relating to discovery,
                      custody, support, and adoption. Emphasis is                trial preparation, trial, and appeal.
                      placed on the preparation of pleadings and                 Prerequisite: LGS140
                      other filings involved in these matters and the
                                                                                 LGS245       Organized Crime           3 Credits
                      procedural rules that affect such proceedings.
                                                                                 This course will trace the development of
                      LGS200       Contracts                  3 Credits          organized crime in the United States from its
                      The course introduces the student to contract              European origins. The course will also examine
                      law through a detailed study of the elements               the effect of organized crime on society and
                      of a legally binding contract, rights and                  efforts of law enforcement to curtail it.
                      obligations arising from contracts, remedies
                                                                                 LGS250       Business Law              3 Credits
                      for breach, and the termination of contractual
                                                                                 The course is designed as a basic introduction
                      agreements. The course also covers Article
                                                                                 to law and the legal system for the non-legal
                      II of the Uniform Commercial Code as it
                                                                                 major. Students will learn about the federal
                      concerns sales of goods, passage of title, and
                                                                                 and state court systems and various substantive
                      warranties in sales contracts.
                                                                                 areas of law including contracts, business
                      LGS210       Evidence                   3 Credits          organization, bankruptcy, wills and estates,
                      This course introduces the student to                      torts, and real property. Emphasis is placed on
                      considerations which determine the                         the practical aspects of the law and its relation
                      admissibility, credibility, and effectiveness of           to personal and business transactions.
                      trial evidence. The rules of evidence relating
                                                                                 LGS260       Administrative Law        3 Credits
Course Descriptions

                      to competence, authenticity, relevance, and
                                                                                 This course involves a series of lectures and
                      hearsay are explored, along with privilege, the
                                                                                 problems on the interpretation and use of
                      exclusionary rule, the examination of witnesses,
                                                                                 federal administrative and statutory material
                      and trial procedures affecting admissibility.
                                                                                 in legal problem-solving. The course will cover
                      LGS217       Employment Law             3 Credits          the powers granted to agencies and controls
                      This course instructs the student in the law               placed upon the agencies.
                      governing the employer/employee relationship,
                                                                                 LGS265       Criminal Law              3 Credits
                      including compensation and benefits,
                                                                                 This course provides instruction in all aspects
                      discrimination, performance evaluations,
                                                                                 of criminal law, including elements of common
                      workplace safety, privacy issues such as drug
                                                                                 law crimes, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, and
                      testing and immigration issues.
                                                                                 constitutional provisions affecting the criminal
                      LGS220       Torts                      3 Credits          process. The course focuses on principles of
                      This course introduces the students to the                 criminal liability, including the elements of
                      principles of tort law, including the legal                crimes, justifications and excuses for crimes,
                      elements and practical concerns involved in                and methods of interpreting and applying
                      the areas of intentional torts, negligence, strict         provisions of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.
                      liability, and product liability.
                                                                                 LGS270       Business
                      LGS225       Political Assassinations 3 Credits                         Organizations             3 Credits
                      This course will explore the precedents,                   The course includes a survey of the
                      purposes, and methods of political                         fundamental principles of law applicable to
                                                                                 corporations, partnerships, and other business
organizations with regard to formation,                  LGS299         Internship for
operation, and dissolution. Also included is a                          Paralegals                   3 Credits
segment on government regulation of business             The internship experience at Central Penn
organizations, especially, corporations and the          utilizes the vital aspects of education to
related regulatory agencies of the government.           ensure success in employment. This hands-
                                                         on opportunity allows students to apply the
LGS275         Bankruptcy Law         3 Credits          knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
This course surveys bankruptcy law, including            to the working environment.
the preparation and filing of bankruptcy                 Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
petitions and schedules, creditor rights and             requirements of the Paralegal program and STS300 Job
obligations, adversarial proceedings, and                Pursuit Seminar
discharge. The course emphasizes procedure
                                                         LGS310         Legal Communications 3 Credits
and practice and the role of the legal
professional in representing both debtors and            This course involves a comprehensive study
creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.                     of legal writing with an emphasis on skills
                                                         in writing legal correspondence, documents,
LGS280         Legal Research and                        and memoranda. The course is designed to
               Writing II             3 Credits          develop the ability to communicate clearly and
Building on the skills developed in Legal                effectively with the client, the attorney, and
Research & Writing I, students will complete             the court.
increasingly complex drills using both print             Prerequisite: LGS130
and computerized research. An emphasis is
                                                         LGS340         Advanced Legal
placed on the development of critical thinking
                                                                        Research and Writing         3 Credits
skills and legal analysis. In addition to other
                                                         This course provides intensive hands-on
documents, students will learn how to draft a
                                                         instruction in the preparation of complex,
legal memorandum the form and content of
                                                         research-based legal documents. Emphasis
which is expected to be of the quality found in
                                                         is placed on formulating research strategies
a legal office.
Prerequisite: LGS135
                                                         using multiple resources and the synthesis of
                                                         case and statutory law to resolve legal issues
LGS285         Legal Seminar          3 Credits          and on presenting legal issues, principles,
This course is a collection of lectures and              and conclusions in a coherent, clear, and
skill-training that prepares legal students for          professional manner.
finding and working at their internship sites.           Prerequisite: LGS280

                                                                                                                    Course Descriptions
In addition, each student is required to submit
                                                         LGS370         Alternative Dispute
a seminar paper on an approved topic and lead                           Resolution                   3 Credits
the class in a discussion of same. Students will         The course teaches students basic conflict
also cover medical terminology and its use in            principles and the various types of dispute
medical records and reports.                             resolution methods that are used in a wide
Prerequisite: 48 Credits earned
                                                         variety of professions and industries to avoid
LGS290         Fundamentals of Real                      litigation in court. The course covers the basic
               Estate Law             3 Credits          principles underlying conflicts, the strengths
This course surveys the concepts and                     and weaknesses of various Alternative Dispute
terminology of real estate transactions,                 Resolution (ADR) methods, how ADR
including the mechanics of title searching,              methods operate and interact, and what types
conversion of survey descriptions into legal             of results can realistically be expected from
descriptions, and the preparation of deeds,              ADR.
mortgages, settlement sheets, and disclosure             Prerequisite: LGS140 or LGS190 or any 200-level social
statements. The course includes instruction              or behavioral science course or PSY100 or SOC100
on property rights and the means, methods,               LGS400         Advanced Criminal
and laws that govern the conveyance of these                            Procedure                    3 Credits
rights.                                                  Students will analyze advanced Constitutional
                                                         concepts affecting the criminal investigation
                                                         and trial process, including interrogation,
                                                         arrest, and trial procedures. Emphasis will
                      be placed on recent legislation that affects                   knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
                      practical due process concerns in the 21st                     to the working environment.
                      century.                                                       Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                      Prerequisite: LGS170                                           requirements of the Legal Studies program and STS300
                                                                                     Job Pursuit Seminar
                      LGS410        Advanced
                                    Constitutional Law           3 Credits
                      The course is the forum for in-depth study                     Language
                      of selected topics in Constitutional Law.
                      The course is designed to build on principles                  LNG100         Conversational
                                                                                                    Spanish                       3 Credits
                      learned in the Historical Perspectives of the
                                                                                     This course teaches students how to understand
                      Constitution. Topics include the origins of the
                                                                                     others and to make themselves understood
                      Constitution, selection of the Supreme Court
                                                                                     using the Spanish language. Practical exercises
                      Justices, issues of inequality under the law, and
                                                                                     and activities specifically geared toward “real
                      privacy interests.
                      Prerequisite: LGS180                                           life” scenarios are used.

                      LGS415        Advanced Alternative                             LNG390         Upper-Level Language
                                    Dispute Resolution           3 Credits                          Transfer Credit      3 Credits
                      This course builds upon the learning and                       This course is used only as a way to accept
                      skills developed in LGS370 Alternative                         credit for a course transferred from another
                      Dispute Resolutions by providing focused and                   college or university. No courses below the 300
                      intensive hands-on training in the areas of                    level will be accepted. This course is available
                      mediation and adjudicative dispute resolution.                 only when the student has taken a class not
                      Competing mediation philosophies and                           offered by Central Penn.
                      techniques are explored, along with various
                      procedural options for the conduct and                         Mathematics
                      outcome of arbitration.
                      Prerequisite: LGS370                                           MTH010         Basic Algebra                 3 Credits
                                                                                     This is a remedial course in algebra using basic
                      LGS420        Advanced Criminal
                                    Law                          3 Credits           algebraic operations and problem solving. It
                      This course builds on legal concepts learned                   is offered to students who need help to sit
                      in LGS265 Criminal Law and offers students                     for the placement exam. It does not earn one
Course Descriptions

                      the chance to engage in the in-depth study of                  any credits and is graded on only one final
                      various criminal issues. Topics of study include               exam (Pass/Fail) given at the end of the term.
                      terrorism, international law, and corporate                    Topics such as set theory, algebraic operations,
                      criminality.                                                   exponents, radicals, higher-degree equations,
                      Prerequisite: LGS265                                           quadratic equations and expressions, and
                                                                                     graphing are covered. See Admissions
                      LGS425        Widener Law School                               Information/Standardized Testing After
                                    Jurist Academy               3 Credits           Admission.
                      This course provides eligible students with an
                      opportunity to spend two weeks at Widener                      MTH101         College Business
                      University School of Law’s Harrisburg campus                                  Mathematics                   3 Credits
                      participating in an intensive law school                       This course is designed to give the student an
                      preparatory program.                                           understanding and application of mathematic
                      Prerequisites: A minimum of 60 credits AND approval            concepts used in business activities such as:
                      from full-time Legal Studies faculty AND acceptance by         banking, payroll, buying and selling, interest
                      Widener Law School into the program.                           computations, taxes, depreciation, financial
                                                                                     statements, and statistics. The student will
                      LGS499        Internship for Legal
                                                                                     review basic math skills as well as gain an
                                    Studies                      3 Credits
                                                                                     understanding of the mathematical knowledge
                      The internship experience at Central Penn
                                                                                     and skills needed for business.
                      utilizes the vital aspects of education to
                      ensure success in employment. This hands-
                      on opportunity allows students to apply the

MTH105       College Algebra            3 Credits         These concepts are then utilized in business
This course provides a solid foundation of                and economic applications.
algebraic functions, including the following              Prerequisite: MTH120
topics: equations, inequalities and problem
                                                          MTH225       The Geometry of Art       3 Credits
solving, functions, and solving systems of
                                                          The Geometry of Art is the study of the
Prerequisite: MTH010 or advanced placement                ancient techniques used by master painters
                                                          to divide and analyze the pictorial space of
MTH110       Profitable                                   artwork, including paintings, architecture,
             Merchandising              3 Credits         and sculpture. The study of composition and
Designed to meet the needs of retail                      the placement of the important figures and
management students, this course provides                 symbols are mapped using a ruler, a compass,
common math problems faced by salespeople,                and vellum. Depiction of the golden section,
mid-management personnel, and business                    root rectangles, and mandalas are drawn and
owners.                                                   practiced as hands-on learning.
MTH120       Pre-Calculus               3 Credits         MTH230       Discrete Math             3 Credits
This course is a conceptual course with                   This course focuses on the language and
problem-solving rather than mathematical                  methods of reasoning used throughout
theory with emphasis on the meaningful                    mathematics, computer science, and selected
development toward the application of                     topics in discrete mathematics. Students will
mathematics to the solutions of realistic                 use the principles of mathematical induction
problems. Topics include graphs and functions,            and basic notions such as divisibility, prime
exponential and logarithmic systems,                      and common divisors, linear combination, and
trigonometric functions, trigonometric                    the Euclidean algorithm.
identities and conditional equations, systems
of equations and inequalities, matrices and               MTH250       Math Transfer Credit      3 Credits
determinants, sequences and series, and basic             This course is used only as a way to accept
analytic geometry.                                        credit for a course transferred from another
Prerequisite: MTH105                                      college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                          level will be accepted. This course is available
MTH200       Statistics                 3 Credits         only when the student has taken a class not
This course is designed to develop a familiarity          offered by Central Penn.
with the use of statistics for making business

                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
decisions. Topics covered include frequency               MTH310       Probability               3 Credits
distributions, measures of central tendency,              This course is an introduction to the principles
probability, various distributions, statistical           and laws of probability. It presents an overview
decision-making, testing hypotheses,                      of probability and the treatment ideas and
estimating and linear correlation and                     techniques necessary for a firm understanding
regression.                                               of the subject. It is aimed at giving the student
Prerequisite: MTH010 or advanced placement                a thorough understanding of the concepts of
                                                          probability, random variables, and distributions
MTH215       Symbolic Logic             3 Credits         that are oriented towards applications in the
Students are introduced to the basic elements             social sciences.
of symbolic logic including the languages of              Prerequisite: MTH105
propositional and predicate logic. These are
then developed into formal systems and used               MTH390       Upper-Level
to evaluate arguments translated into these                            MathematicsTransfer
languages.                                                             Credit                    3 Credits
                                                          This course is used only as a way to accept
MTH220       Calculus                   3 Credits         credit for a course transferred from another
This course introduces the concept of                     college or university. No courses below the 300
the derivative, integration of algebraic,                 level will be accepted. This course is available
trigonometric, and transcendental functions.              only when the student has taken a class not
                                                          offered by Central Penn.

                      Office Administration                                    OFA260       Machine Transcription 3 Credits
                                                                               This course combines the skills of transcription,
                      OFA010       Fundamentals of                             keyboarding, and communications into a single
                                   Document Production 3 Credits               unified process that will enable the student to
                      This course provides skill in touch-key typing           work efficiently and comfortably under office
                      and speed in preparing business letters,                 conditions. Its focus is the end product of all
                      administrative communications, tables, reports,          secretarial training — the mailable letter.
                      business forms, and employment-related                   Prerequisites: ENG100 and OFA010 or pass waiver
                      activities.                                              exam for OFA010.
                      OFA105       Word Processing          3 Credits          OFA280       Administrative Office
                      Students gain an understanding of word/                               Procedures                3 Credits
                      information processing by completing                     This course emphasizes procedures and
                      simulated word processing assignments,                   management skills for the automated
                      which provide intensive practice in the office           office, specifically, time management,
                      applications of word processing equipment.               records management, mail management,
                      There is a strong emphasis on proofreading               business meeting and travel arrangements,
                      and English skills. Students will be taught              reprographics, and office ethics.
                      basic directory components as well as basic              Prerequisite: OFA105
                      operation commands for accessing and using
                      a network system and its software.
                      OFA110       Notehand I               3 Credits
                      Introduces basic principles of alphabetic                PHI105       Ethics                    3 Credits
                      shorthand theory and lays the foundation for             This course is an introduction to the concepts,
                      a notehand vocabulary and speed in taking                principles, and theories involved in ethics.
                      dictation. The first phases of transcription are         Emphasis is placed on the development
                      introduced.                                              of critical thinking skills as they apply to
                                                                               contemporary moral problems such as
                      OFA210       Notehand II              3 Credits          pornography, euthanasia, hate speech, the
                      Students are trained to take dictation at                death penalty, and our obligation to others.
                      increasing rates of speed and to transcribe into
                      mailable copy.                                           PHI110       Political Philosophy      3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: OFA110                                     Political philosophy is a branch of philosophy
Course Descriptions

                                                                               devoted to assessing the authority, legitimacy,
                      OFA215       Advanced Word                               and justification of various kinds of political
                                   Processing               3 Credits          arrangements. In this course, students will
                      Students learn the advanced functions of                 become thoroughly familiar with major themes
                      Microsoft Word. Word processing software                 in political philosophy. The aim of this course
                      is utilized to produce professional-quality              is to enable students to become familiar with
                      documents and newsletters. Students produce              the general themes of political thought.
                      a professional portfolio that highlights their
                      word processing accomplishments for use in               PHI250       Philosophy Transfer
                      their job search.                                                     Credit                    3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: OFA105                                     This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                                               credit for a course transferred from another
                      OFA240       Document Production 3 Credits               college or university. No courses above the 200
                      The focus of this course is the efficient                level will be accepted. This course is available
                      production of manuscripts, correspondence,               only when the student has taken a class not
                      tables, and other miscellaneous materials,               offered by Central Penn.
                      including business forms, mass mailings, and
                      executive and legal projects, through more               PHI300       Critical Thinking         3 Credits
                      complex problem work, technique refinement,              Students learn to think clearly by examining
                      and high speed goals on straight copy.                   the principles of proper reasoning. Practice in
                      Prerequisite: OFA010 or pass waiver exam for             spotting fallacious arguments and misleading

ploys increases the student’s powers of writing,          PHI405       The Meaning of Life        3 Credits
speaking, and critical thinking.                          This course is an exploration, on a personal
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      level, of the quest to find meaning, significance,
                                                          and purpose in life. Through selected readings
PHI305       Problems of
             Philosophy                3 Credits
                                                          from philosophy, mythology, literature, and
Building on the foundation understanding of               science, students will examine the views of
the philosophical study of ethics, students are           others and then discuss how these may be
introduced to the key problems of philosophy              interpreted and incorporated into their own
through the works of prominent philosophers               lives. Students will evaluate their beliefs
such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and                  and values with the goal of working towards
Kant. Emphasis is placed on philosophical                 discovering how to lead a meaningful life.
                                                          Prerequisites: ENG200
discussions of the nature of reality, the meaning
of life, and the problem of certainty in a world
of change.                                                Political Science
Prerequisites: ENG200 and PHI105
                                                          POL200       The Origins of Modern
PHI310       Death and Dying           3 Credits                       Civil Liberties       3 Credits
This is a philosophical approach to the                   This course will trace the development of
inevitability of death. Students will explore             civil liberties in America. The course will
the view of death and dying held by the                   consider several major topics including the
world’s major belief systems. Readings will be            Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Civil War,
drawn from philosophy, science, religion, and             Reconstruction and key court opinions. Other
literature.                                               topics include race and gender discrimination
Prerequisite: ALH255 or PHI105                            and sexual harassment. Emphasis will be
PHI315       Business Philosophy       3 Credits          on the historical context which gave rise to
This course will explore the relevancy of                 modern civil liberties and civil rights.
philosophy to modern business practices.                  POL210       World Politics             3 Credits
Going beyond business ethics, students will               Provides a survey of world politics by
apply philosophical methods and theories                  examining traditional and contemporary
to the problem of “Corporate Excellence.”                 issues and their impact on people and nations.
Using the topics of Truth, Beauty, Goodness,              Debates and discussions are used to cover
and Unity, students will discuss current

                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
                                                          controversial material and stimulate critical
business and economic problems and develop                thinking. Coverage will include various
an understanding of what it means for a                   cultures and non-democratic political systems.
business to be both financially successful and a
contributing part of society.                             POL225       Congress and the
Prerequisite: BUS230                                                   American Presidency        3 Credits
                                                          This is an advanced political science
PHI320       Greek Philosophy          3 Credits          course that examines the changing power
In this course we will consider the answers               relationship between Congress and the
that several ancient philosophers gave to many            American Presidency. The course will look
metaphysical questions such as: What is the               at the traditional powers the legislative and
nature of the cosmos? What are the things                 the executive branch enjoy and how the
that exist, and how many of them are there?               relationship between the two branches of
How do objects get the properties that they               government has shifted over the years.
appear to have? How is change possible?
Students will examine the views of the pre-               POL250       Political Science
Socratics Thales, Anaximader, Anaximenes,                              Transfer Credit            3 Credits
Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Zeno,                 This course is used only as a way to accept
and Empedocles, as well as consider an in-                credit for a course transferred from another
depth reading of Plato and Aristotle.                     college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                          level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                          only when the student has taken a class not
                                                          offered by Central Penn.

                      POL305          Running for President         3 Credits         POL400       Model United Nations 3 Credits
                      This course provides insight into how the                       Model United Nations simulates the actual
                      American people elect the President of the                      policies and procedures of the United Nations.
                      United States. Subjects to be covered include                   Students will discuss current world issues
                      how the process has changed throughout the                      including, human rights, refugee treatment,
                      years, the Electoral College, the emergence                     crime prevention, drug trafficking, and
                      of primaries, the lessening importance of                       economic development. Once the Model
                      conventions, third-party and independent                        United Nations simulation begins, students
                      candidates, campaign commercials and the                        are no longer an individual student — but the
                      media, and how technology has influenced the                    representative of a United Nations country.
                      election process.                                               Prerequisite: BUS260 or POL200
                      Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course

                      POL310          Public Policy                 3 Credits         Psychology
                      The course is the study of the governmental
                      decision-making processes based on the                          PSY100       Psychology                 3 Credits
                      administration of the political agenda. The                     This course is designed to be a broad survey
                      connection of public policy to the legislative                  to expose students to the major areas of
                      and electoral process will be discussed.                        psychology and to foster a basic understanding
                      Prerequisite: PHI110                                            of the concepts and vocabulary of the study.
                                                                                      Topics to be covered include psychology
                      POL320          State and Local                                 as a science, maturation and development,
                                      Government                    3 Credits         intelligence, perception, learning, personality,
                      This course introduces students to the role of                  and abnormal psychology.
                      state and local governments in formulating
                      policy. The course examines the federalist                      PSY105       Child Growth and
                      system that disperses power and responsibility                               Development                3 Credits
                      among federal, state, and local governments.                    A study of childhood development from the
                      It will additionally study the changing nature                  prenatal period through adolescence. The
                      of those roles and the future of state and                      practical aspects of child rearing are stressed.
                      local governments in administering federal                      Special emphasis is placed on normal physical,
                      programs.                                                       social, and psychosocial growth so the student
                      Prerequisite: POL225                                            can recognize normal development as well as
Course Descriptions

                                                                                      deviations from the normal.
                      POL325          Conflicts in American
                                      Government                    3 Credits         PSY210       Medical Psychology         3 Credits
                      This course is an analysis of the decision-                     In this course, the student studies the behavioral
                      making structure and processes of American                      and psychological factors associated with
                      national government. Discussion will include                    medical illness, pain, and disability. Emphasis
                      the role of political parties and interest                      is placed on the psychological adjustment of
                      groups and the formation of public policy.                      an individual and the family to the changes in
                      Controversies of select public policies such                    lifestyle that come about because of medical
                      as: foreign policy, defense, health and welfare,                illness/disability. Methods used to motivate
                      civil liberties, and civil rights will be analyzed.             and impact behavior change in the treatment
                      Prerequisite: Any political science course                      of these individuals are also emphasized.
                                                                                      Prerequisite: PSY100
                      POL390          Upper-Level Political
                                      Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits               PSY250       Psychology Transfer
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                                  Credit                     3 Credits
                      credit for a course transferred from another                    This course is used only as a way to accept
                      college or university. No courses below the 300                 credit for a course transferred from another
                      level will be accepted. This course is available                college or university. No courses above the 200
                      only when the student has taken a class not                     level will be accepted. This course is available
                      offered by Central Penn.                                        only when the student has taken a class not
                                                                                      offered by Central Penn.

PSY305       The Nature of                                PTA155       Physical Therapist
             Consciousness             3 Credits                       Assistant Procedures     4 Credits
A scientific exploration of the latest theories           This course covers many of the basic duties
about the nature of human consciousness.                  of the physical therapist assistant. Assessment
Students will explore the biological,                     of vital signs will be developed and principles
psychological, and social mechanisms that                 of universal precautions will be presented.
influence and create human consciousness.                 Students will also learn about finance as
Special attention is paid to emotions, intention,         related to healthcare, documentation, transfers,
and proprioception.                                       gait sequence, assistive devices, gait training,
Prerequisite: PSY100                                      prosthetic devices, and training, introduction
                                                          to goniometry, and massage. Emphasis will
PSY390       Upper-Level
             Psychology Transfer                          be placed on practical application and skill
             Credit                    3 Credits          development.
                                                          Prerequisites: ALH120 and PTA100
This course is used only as a way to accept
credit for a course transferred from another              PTA235       Modalities               4 Credits
college or university. No courses below the 300           This course provides the student with
level will be accepted. This course is available          an understanding of the basic physical
only when the student has taken a class not               therapy modalities, including indications/
offered by Central Penn.                                  contraindications, patient preparation, and
PSY410       Personality and                              documentation. Emphasis will be placed on
             Behavior Traits           3 Credits          practical application and skill development.
This course is designed to introduce students             Successful completion of competency
to the complexity of the human personality.               evaluations is required for the course.
                                                          Prerequisites: ALH120, ALH120L, ALH145, and
The study includes an overview of theories in
relations to human evolution, biological traits,
social construction, and institutions based on            PTA245       Applied Kinesiology      4 Credits
research and limitations.                                 This course provides the student with an in-
Prerequisite: PSY100                                      depth study of the structure and function of the
PSY420       Abnormal Psychology       3 Credits          musculoskeletal system. The student will learn
This course presents students with a framework            normal joint structure and function, muscle
of definitions, descriptions, assessments, and            function specific to each joint, and abnormal

                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
treatments of human disorders. A combination              joint function. The laboratory portion of
of theory, research, and illustrative case                this course concentrates on the principles of
and film study is used to present the course              physical joint assessment including surface
material.                                                 anatomy palpation, a review of goniometry,
Prerequisite: BIO105 or PSY100                            and instruction in manual muscle testing.
                                                          Prerequisites: ALH120,    ALH120L,     ALH130,
                                                          ALH130L, and PTA155
Physical Therapist Assistant                              PTA255       Therapeutic Exercise     4 Credits
PTA100       Fundamentals of                              This course provides to the physical therapist
             Physical Therapy          2 Credits          assistant student an understanding of the
Fundamentals of Physical Therapy develop                  basic principles of therapeutic exercise
in the student an understanding of the                    including the use of exercise equipment,
concepts and scope of physical therapy and its            development of skill in the application and
relationship to other health care professions.            instruction of exercise, and the indications,
The role of the physical therapist, physical              contraindications, and precautions for exercise
therapist assistant, and the physical therapy             prescription. This course also covers exercise
aide are discussed with emphasis on supervisory           and manual techniques for pulmonary physical
relationship, professional ethics, and special            therapy, the obstetric patient, and treatment of
terminology used in rehabilitation. Conditions            lymphedema.
treated and procedures used are covered.                  Prerequisites: PTA235 and PTA245

                      PTA265         Neurological                                      diet. Emphasis is placed on those nutrients
                                     Rehabilitation               4 Credits            necessary for normal health and development.
                      This is a comprehensive course that provides                     Included is diet planning for the healthy
                      the physical therapist assistant student with                    individual, as well as those requiring special
                      an understanding of the basic principles                         and therapeutic management.
                      of neurological rehabilitation of acute and
                      chronic conditions. This course will teach                       SCI105      Earth Science             3 Credits
                      students how to integrate their understanding                    This course is designed as a multi-disciplinary
                      of pathophysiology, fundamental principles                       introduction to the physical aspects of the
                      of patient care procedures, kinesiology, and                     planet. Topics will be approached as a systems
                      therapeutic exercise, and apply them to patients                 review starting with the history of the planet,
                      with neurological diseases and injuries. This                    a study of the forces that shape the Earth,
                      course will teach students how to devise proper                  including the oceans, atmosphere, and
                      patient instruction and application of specific                  geological formations, and the impact human
                      neurological treatment techniques.                               development has on the planet.
                      Prerequisites: ALH230 and PTA255, or concurrent
                                                                                       SCI120      Holistic Health           3 Credits
                      with PTA255
                                                                                       This course studies the attitudes and
                      PTA298         Physical Therapist                                behaviors, which affect each individual’s
                                     Assistant Clinical                                health and wellness. The physical, mental,
                                     Practice                       1 Credit           social, and spiritual dimensions of health will
                      Clinical Practice is the initial field experience                be discussed in detail using a holistic approach
                      for physical therapist assistant students. This                  to wellness. This course emphasizes each
                      course affords students the opportunity to                       individual’s responsibility for his or her own
                      participate in the daily workings of a physical                  health through developing a healthy lifestyle.
                      therapy clinic and better understand the
                      roles and duties of physical therapists and                      SCI200      Natural Disasters         3 Credits
                      physical therapist assistants. Students will be                  This course explores the threat of natural
                      involved in patient care, which is performed                     disasters caused by geological, atmospheric,
                      under the direct supervision of a physical                       spatial, oceanic, and human-influenced events.
                      therapist, and requires that students have                       An understanding of the scientific principles
                      a sound understanding of the principles of                       behind these events and the policies developed
                      physical therapy and a basic skill level for the                 to provide awareness and preparation will be
Course Descriptions

                      procedures performed by a physical therapist                     discussed.
                      assistant.                                                       SCI205      Peer Health Education 3 Credits
                      Prerequisites: PTA235 and PTA245                                 This course prepares students as peer health
                      PTA299         Internship for Physical                           educators. Emphasis is placed on the process
                                     Therapist Assistant     3 Credits                 of accessing health information and exploring
                      The internship experience at Central Penn                        personal health. Students will learn about
                      utilizes the vital aspects of education to                       making healthy decisions, obtaining current
                      ensure success in employment. This hands-                        health information and accessing community
                      on opportunity allows students to apply the                      health resources.
                      knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
                                                                                       SCI210      The History of Science 3 Credits
                      to the working environment.
                                                                                       The emphasis of the course will be on the
                      Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses
                      and requirements of the Physical Therapist Assistant             nature of science: its history, philosophy,
                      program and to have passed all required competency tests         methodology, and scientific research. However,
                      and STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar.                                  this course will also explore the collision of
                                                                                       the sciences with society and its religious and
                                                                                       social doctrine.
                                                                                       SCI215      Science and Nonsense:
                      SCI100         Basic Nutrition              3 Credits                        Facts and Fads        3 Credits
                      The basic principles of good nutrition are                       This course touches upon the areas considered
                      utilized in the planning of a well-balanced                      as “pseudoscience,” such as astrology,

creationism, holistic therapy, and paranormal             SOC110         Marriage and the
phenomena. It provides a critical view of more                           Family                           3 Credits
than a half-century of scientific frauds, hoaxes,         This course includes the study of successful
and other phony scientific theories.                      relationships, the family functions, mate
                                                          selection, communication, role equity,
SCI250        Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits           parenthood, and marital growth and
This course is used only as a way to accept               fulfillment.
credit for a course transferred from another
college or university. No courses above the 200           SOC200         Social Deviance                  3 Credits
level will be accepted. This course is available          This course is designed to be a broad survey
only when the student has taken a class not               to expose students to the sociological aspects
offered by Central Penn.                                  of deviance. Topics to be covered include the
                                                          dynamics of deviance, what qualifies as deviant
SCI310        Geology                  3 Credits          behavior in certain social settings and the
This course covers the history of geologic                public reaction to it, society’s approach to sex,
events and fossil life through time. It details           violence, theft, drugs and mental disorders,
past geological events that produced the                  and how the deviant should be treated.
Earth’s surface and influenced animal, plant,             Prerequisite: PSY100 or SOC100
and human origins. The course also includes
the topics of natural hazards, land use, and              SOC205         Sociology of Religion            3 Credits
urban planning.                                           The social influence on religion raises many
Prerequisite: SCI105                                      fundamental questions, especially when
                                                          faced with a variety of religious traditions
SCI390        Upper-Level Science                         and interpretations. This course explores the
              Transfer Credit          3 Credits          nature of religious beliefs and practices, both
This course is used only as a way to accept               in an historical and contemporary context.
credit for a course transferred from another              Prerequisite: Any history or sociology course
college or university. No courses below the 300
level will be accepted. This course is available          SOC250         Sociology Transfer
only when the student has taken a class not                              Credit                           3 Credits
offered by Central Penn.                                  This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                          credit for a course transferred from another
                                                          college or university. No courses above the 200
Sociology                                                 level will be accepted. This course is available

                                                                                                                      Course Descriptions
                                                          only when the student has taken a class not
SOC100        Sociology                3 Credits
                                                          offered by Central Penn.
Sociology is designed to present students
with information relevant to four major areas             SOC350         Social Responsibility            3 Credits
of social, economic, and political concern:               This course is designed as an interdisciplinary
foundations of society, social inequality,                synthesis of learning for Central Penn College
social institutions, and social change. This is           undergraduates through the lens of civic
accomplished through: lectures, guest speakers            engagement and social responsibility. Topics
from government, private industry, and interest           include problem solving in contemporary
groups; field trips; and special projects.                society. Upon completion, student will have
                                                          developed awareness and skills to sustain and
SOC105        U.S. Minority Groups     3 Credits
                                                          advance the communities in which they live.
This course examines the concept of race and
                                                          This course requires interaction with outside
ethnicity in the United States. The historical
experience of various racial and ethnic                   Prerequisites: ENG100, ENG200, and SOC100
groups will be discussed while the types of
relationships (and the consequences of each)              SOC390         Upper-Level Sociology
between dominant and minority groups are                                 Transfer Credit       3 Credits
explored.                                                 This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                          credit for a course transferred from another
                                                          college or university. No courses below the 300
                                                          level will be accepted. This course is available

                      only when the student has taken a class not                    TEC105      Information
                      offered by Central Penn.                                                   Technology                3 Credits
                                                                                     This course is a study of the breadth of
                      SOC400        Leadership in Society         3 Credits          Information Technology, now and in the
                      This course is designed to expose students                     future. It covers topics that range from basic
                      to leadership theories and influential social                  computer terminology and the components
                      leaders throughout history. Student will be                    of a PC, to telecommuting, robotics, artificial
                      familiarized with leaders that have inspired                   intelligence, and virtual reality. Included are
                      social change and to modern leadership                         the capabilities and limitations of digital
                      theorists.                                                     technology.
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course
                                                                                     TEC120      Structured
                      SOC410        Race and Gender               3 Credits                      Programming               3 Credits
                      This course analyzes the concepts of race and                  Students will learn to interpret program
                      gender among the many social institutions.                     requirements in terms of output, input, and
                      A critical examination of the influences                       processing using various design techniques,
                      highlighted by multicultural perspectives on                   and then apply the five basic programming
                      race, ethnicity, and gender.                                   constructs for structured programs. C++
                      Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105
                                                                                     or Java will be used to illustrate both the
                                                                                     structured programming environment and
                      Student Success                                                correct programming syntax.

                      STS005        The Central Penn                                 TEC123      Survey of GIS             3 Credits
                                    Experience                     1 Credit          Geographic information systems are tools
                      All new students are required to complete this                 that coordinate geographic and spatial data
                      course. They will develop personal, academic,                  for the purpose of visualizing and analyzing
                      and professional goals and learn to become a                   information related by physical location. This
                      more effective student. Students will be given                 course presents an overview of the field of
                      practical information that will encourage                      GIS. As such, the course introduces digital
                      positive/helpful learning, reading, and study                  geographic data and map concepts along with
                      skills. This seminar will also review healthy                  data input and output models. This course also
                      campus life, including college policies.                       looks at geographic data analysis and the types
                                                                                     of information that can be derived from GIS.
Course Descriptions

                      STS300        Job Pursuit Seminar            1 Credit
                      Job Pursuit Seminar teaches the job seeker the                 TEC125      Microsoft Access          3 Credits
                      positive and beneficial concepts and skills of                 This course is an introduction to relational
                      finding suitable and meaningful employment                     databases and database design. Coverage
                      including self-appraisal, resume and cover                     includes a quick review of database modeling,
                      letter preparation, sources of employment, and                 data types, establishing relationships, creating
                      interviewing techniques.                                       updating tables, and entity-relationship
                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of any 48 academic         diagrams. Students learn Microsoft Access as
                      credits                                                        an implementation of a relational database to
                                                                                     input data, create forms, create queries, and
                                                                                     create reports.
                                                                                     TEC135      Networking
                      TEC103        Survey of Windows             3 Credits                      Fundamentals              3 Credits
                      A course designed to introduce students to                     Networking Fundamentals covers the
                      four major Windows applications software                       theoretical concepts that are the underpinning
                      packages used in business. Students work with                  of all network functions. Beginning with the
                      word processing, spreadsheet, database, and                    OSI and TCP/IP models and the physical
                      presentation packages in order to integrate the                media, students will learn how network
                      four. Students are introduced to a historical                  protocols function at each level of the network
                      perspective on computer use, as well as basic                  static. Students will learn how physical and
                      hardware applications and requirements.                        logical address are used to identify hosts on
                                                                                     the network, how networks are segmented into

manageable sizes with bridges and switches,              a personal computer. The student also prepares
and how different networks communicate                   documentation for all programs.
with each other through a router.                        Prerequisite: TEC335

TEC140       Microcomputer                               TEC222       Network Security
             Systems                  3 Credits                       Fundamentals              3 Credits
This course includes the basic elements                  Network Security Fundamentals introduces
of computer science that are necessary to                authentication or how servers can insure that
understand how all computers work, the                   the clients requesting services are properly
relationship between hardware and software,              identified and are permitted access. Physical
hardware components of personal computers                network security and instruction detection
and related peripherals, and an introduction to          are key topics. A range of potential network
networking and programming. The course also              security risks arising from e-mail, remote
includes the binary and hexadecimal numbering            access, and file transfers are discussed.
systems, input and output processes, software            Prerequisite: TEC135
installation and configuration, the OSI model,           TEC225       Visual Programming        3 Credits
algorithm concepts, and basic data structures.           This course provides the student advanced
TEC145       Routers and Routing      3 Credits          programming experience in a visual language. It
Building on the understanding of network                 covers the design, development, and execution
fundamentals, students will be presented                 of user-generated design requirements.
information on the theory of routing and the             Topics covered include components of main
practical use of routers. Classless routing and          windows, dialog boxes, menus, controls, color,
variable length subnet masks (VLSM) are                  and animation. Programs are oriented toward
shown as techniques to conserve IP address               solving common business problems.
and make the best use of limited address space.          Prerequisite: TEC120
The knowledge of ICMP error messages                     TEC235       Object-Oriented
assists students in learning basic router                             Programming I             3 Credits
troubleshooting, and the knowledge of access             This course is an introduction to programming
control lists (ACLs) can be used for basic               and algorithm development using an object-
router security.                                         oriented language (currently C++). Topics
Prerequisite: TEC135                                     covered are basic data types, input, output,
TEC200       Data Modeling                               control structures (selection, repetition), user-

                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
             Foundations              3 Credits          defined functions, arrays, strings, and records.
This introductory course presents the                    Prerequisite: TEC120
theoretical aspects of database design and               TEC237       Switching and WANs        3 Credits
methodologies for designing relational                   Switching technologies are used on the local
databases such as Microsoft Access, Oracle,              area network to segment that network into a
and SQL Server. Coverage includes methods of             number of smaller collision domains to improve
gathering, documenting, and communicating                performance and manageability. This course
the elements and structure of business                   will present the role of switches in network
information. Different types of modeling                 design and how switched protocols are used
include entity relationship models, hierarchical         to design a fault-tolerant, loop-free switched
models, and principles for converting from               network. Students will also learn how VLANs
logical models into physical models.                     emulate some layer 3 (network) functionality
TEC220       COBOL Programming 3 Credits                 in a layer 2 (data link) device. In addition,
This course is an introductory business-                 students will learn WAN technologies and
oriented, programming course, introducing                protocols.
                                                         Prerequisite: TEC145
the student to the fundamental concepts of
programming in COBOL. The student learns                 TEC240       Visual Basic for
how to analyze, flowchart, write, test, debug,                        Applications              3 Credits
and execute business COBOL programs using                Visual Basic for Applications is a programming
                                                         language that allows users to customize their
                                                         applications by creating more convenient
                      ways to perform common tasks. The course is               TEC252       SQL Fundamentals           3 Credits
                      designed to guide the beginning programmer                Structured Query Language is the standard
                      in writing procedures using the VBA language              language for creating, maintaining, and
                      to customize Microsoft Word, Microsoft                    extracting data from all relational databases.
                      Excel, and Microsoft Access.                              SQL Fundamentals introduces the conceptual
                      Prerequisite: TEC235                                      framework for SQL and syntax for identifying
                                                                                and defining data types, defining the
                      TEC242       Linux                     3 Credits
                                                                                relationship between fields, and entering
                      This course provides a structured approach
                                                                                data into the proper table. Students will be
                      to attaining the theoretical knowledge and
                                                                                expected to learn how to enforce data integrity
                      practical skills to installing and configuring
                                                                                and query a database within SQL.
                      a Linux/Unix operating system. The course                 Prerequisite: TEC200
                      includes detailed information on how Linux/
                      Unix addresses operating system issues, such as           TEC262       Fundamental Database
                      the kernel, file and directory structure, shells,                      Administration       3 Credits
                      shell programming, file processing, and the X             With a working knowledge of standard SQL,
                      Windows system. Upon successful completion                students will be introduced to the principles of
                      of this course, students will have learned the            database administration, including managing
                      requisite knowledge to install, configure, and            user access, populating tables, and modifying
                      use a Linux/Unix operating system.                        tables. Students will learn to install and start a
                      Prerequisite: TEC140                                      database server.
                                                                                Prerequisite: TEC252
                      TEC243       Linux Administration      3 Credits
                      This course provides a structured approach                TEC275       SQL Programming            3 Credits
                      to advancing the students’ knowledge and                  Structured Query Language is the standard,
                      skills for the administration and maintenance             underlying structure for creating, maintaining,
                      of a Linux/Unix operating system. Students                and extracting data from all relational
                      will begin by installing a Linux server, then             databases. SQL Programming builds on basic
                      create users and assign rights and privileges.            SQL functionality to create programming
                      Students will learn to manage the users and               routines to automate complex queries and
                      system services and processes. Students will              data retrieval. In addition to invoking routines,
                      also learn to use Linux network and system                creating update triggers, and managing SQL
                      administration tools.                                     Transactions, the PHP scripting programming
Course Descriptions

                      Prerequisite: TEC242                                      language is ideally suited to work with SQL
                                                                                and dynamic database development.
                      TEC245       Internet                                     Prerequisite: TEC252
                                   Programming I             3 Credits
                      This course is an introduction to tools and               TEC285       Computer Forensics         3 Credits
                      programming skills needed for developing                  Computer forensics is the application of
                      Internet applications. Topics covered include             computer and data investigation and analysis
                      HTML, scripting languages such JavaScript,                techniques to identify, collect, and protect
                      XML, PHP, and database access through the                 potential legal evidence. Computer forensic
                      web.                                                      specialists use a variety of techniques to
                      Prerequisite: TEC235                                      discover data stored on a computer and to
                                                                                recover deleted, encrypted, or damaged file
                      TEC250       Computer Science
                                   Transfer Credit           3 Credits
                                                                                information. Extracted evidence must be
                      This course is used only to accept credit for             properly handled and protected from damage
                      a course transferred from another college or              and a continuing chain of evidence and
                      university. No courses above the 200 level will           custody must be established. Students in this
                      be accepted. This course is available only when           course will learn what types of information
                      the student has taken a class not offered by              may be gleaned from a computer system, how
                      Central Penn.                                             to gather that information as evidence, and
                                                                                how to ensure the integrity of that evidence in
                                                                                a legal proceeding.
                                                                                Prerequisite: TEC140

TEC320       Systems Analysis and                      TEC345       Internet
             Design                 3 Credits                       Programming II           3 Credits
This course is a comprehensive study of                Designed for the experienced programmer,
tools and techniques used in the analysis of           this course covers both GUI and non-GUI
computer systems and the design of software            programming in Java. It provides the student
to support that system. Topics covered include         an in-depth knowledge of programming in
corporate goals and objectives, input/output           Java. Topics covered include basic control
files, forms, processing, documentation                structures, graphical user interface and object-
techniques, backup, project management, and            oriented design, user-defined methods, classes,
the responsibilities of a systems analyst.             and abstract data types, inheritance and
Prerequisites: TEC140 and TEC200                       composition, exception and event handling,
                                                       and advanced GUI and graphics.
TEC325       Operating Systems      3 Credits
                                                       Prerequisite: TEC335
This course is designed to provide the
fundamentals of Operating Systems. Students            TEC350       Firewalls and Intrusion
will exam the theoretical concepts underlying                       Detection               3 Credits
the design and implementation of a computer            Beginning with an examination of the nature
operating system from the perspective of the           of firewalls and the importance of developing
operating system’s tasks and responsibilities.         a security policy to meet specific requirements,
Beginning with process definition, process             this course proceeds to study various firewall
management and memory management,                      topologies and how they are implemented in
students will progress to the study of file            order to support network services. The concept
structures and how input and output is                 of honeypots and honeynets are introduced
managed. The course will conclude with an              and students will learn how they can be used
examination of how those concepts have been            to monitor and track attacks on the network.
implemented in Unix and DOS.                           Prerequisite: TEC222
Prerequisites: TEC120 and TEC140
                                                       TEC355       Disaster Recovery        3 Credits
TEC330       Network Management 3 Credits              Disaster recovery is the practice of planning,
Network management presents the principles             preparing, and practicing for what happens in
and practices of network management and                the worst-case scenario. In order to minimize
administration of Microsoft Server. Beginning          the impact of a situation, students will learn
with the configuration and installation,               to assess assets, prioritize business and

                                                                                                          Course Descriptions
the course proceeds to the discussion of               technical requirements, and prepare detailed
server domains. Active Directory is a major            plans for responding to a problem. As a part
component of this course and considerable              of the planning process, practitioners learn to
time will be spent developing an understanding         identify and enlist the cooperation of other
of Active Directory and its management. The            parties inside and outside the organization.
course will also cover the management of               Prerequisites: TEC135 and TEC320
group policies and the user’s environment.             TEC360       Upper-Level
Prerequisite: TEC237
                                                                    Technology Transfer
TEC335       Object-Oriented                                        Credit                   3 Credits
             Programming II         3 Credits          This course is used only to accept credit for
This course is a continuation of Object-               a course transferred from another college or
Oriented Programming I. Topics covered                 university. No courses below the 300 level will
include classes of inheritance, polymorphism,          be accepted. This course is available only when
and basic abstract data types including lists,         the student has taken a class not offered by
stacks, queues, debugging techniques, and              Central Penn.
program compilation and execution. An                  TEC365       Machine and
object-oriented programming language                                Assembly Language
(currently C++) will be used to demonstrate                         Programming              3 Credits
constructs and syntax.                                 Machine language, a pattern of bits encoding
Prerequisite: TEC235                                   machine operations, is made readable by
                                                       replacing the raw values with symbols called

                      mnemonics. Assembly language is a human-                  projects and building a framework of sound
                      readable notation for the machine language                IT project management.
                      that a specific computer architecture uses.               Prerequisite: TEC320
                      Higher level programming languages add
                                                                                TEC395        Individual Project          3 Credits
                      a layer of abstraction that shields hardware
                                                                                This course can be used as a terminal course.
                      specifics from the programmer while the
                                                                                It represents the culmination of the student’s
                      power of assembly lies in its ability to directly
                                                                                studies at Central Penn. The student will
                      address and control memory and hardware at a
                                                                                demonstrate his/her expertise in their specific
                      low level. This course serves as an introduction
                                                                                track through the creation of a major individual
                      to machine and assembly language on the
                                                                                project. The project will be written and must
                      80x86 architecture.
                      Prerequisites: TEC140 and TEC335
                                                                                also be presented for assessment to a panel of
                                                                                faculty members.
                      TEC375       Database                                     Prerequisite: Permission from the Academic Dean
                                   Administration Backup
                                   and Recovery          3 Credits              TEC405        Cryptography and
                                                                                              Network Security            3 Credits
                      Database backup and recovery procedures
                      are vitally important to avoid the risk                   This course provides the essential principles
                      of losing all the data and Information                    and practices of modern cryptography as
                      contained in an organization’s database. This             it is used in network security applications.
                      course demonstrates database replication,                 Topics covered include classical encryption
                      configuration for replication, and the                    techniques, symmetrical and asymmetrical
                      limitations of replication. Backup and table              encryption, block ciphers, and hash functions.
                      maintenance are presented as another part of              This course demonstrates how encryption
                      the process to insure that database information           works and how it is used to secure a network.
                                                                                Prerequisites: MTH230 and TEC222
                      can be successfully recovered, if needed.
                      Prerequisite: TEC262                                      TEC410        Advanced Data
                                                                                              Structures and
                      TEC380       Advanced Database                                          Algorithm Analysis          3 Credits
                                   Management                3 Credits
                                                                                This course is a survey of elementary data types
                      Students will study advanced database topics,
                                                                                and static and dynamic data structures, with
                      including indexing, query optimization,
                                                                                a study of alternative representations and the
                      performance tuning, and load balancing of
                                                                                algorithms used to manipulate each. The Java
Course Descriptions

                      database servers. Students will utilize the tools
                                                                                language will be used in the implementation
                      needed to collect, analyze, and interpret log
                                                                                of various projects.
                      files.                                                    Prerequisites: MTH230 and TEC235
                      Prerequisite: TEC262
                                                                                TEC411        Cyber Ethics                3 Credits
                      TEC390       IT Project
                                   Management                3 Credits
                                                                                Cyber ethics refers to the study of moral,
                      This advanced course is a comprehensive                   legal, and social issues involving computer and
                      study of information technology project                   network technology. This course addresses the
                      management. Participants explore the                      ethical roles and responsibilities of computer
                      tools and techniques used in the analysis of              professionals. Privacy, security, intellectual
                      computer system projects and the design and               property rights, and cyber-related crimes
                      project management that support system                    will be discussed, along with the problems
                      planning and implementation. Topics covered               of regulating commerce and speech in
                      include integration management, scope and                 cyberspace.
                                                                                Prerequisite: ENG200
                      time management, cost management, and
                      risk management. Other topics covered                     TEC412        Pen Testing                 3 Credits
                      include project initiating, planning, executing,          Network security professionals need to
                      controlling, and estimating the cost of a                 understand the types of attacks that may
                      project. This course builds an unparalleled               be directed against their system in order to
                      foundation for tomorrow’s creators and                    assess risks and prioritize defense measures.
                      managers by providing a meaningful study of               This course examines how hackers gather
                                                                                information about systems and networks and
the vulnerabilities of various operating systems.          which cover dial-up services, ISDN, Frame
This course explores entry points to the                   Relay, broadband, and Virtual Private
network, how hackers exploit vulnerabilities in            Networks, are also discussed.
firewalls and network devices. This course also            Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification
looks at reporting results and preparing for the
                                                           TEC425       Advanced Switching          3 Credits
next penetration test.
Prerequisite: TEC350
                                                           This is the third of four CCNP-oriented
                                                           courses, after which the student is prepared
TEC413       Hacking Defenses            3 Credits         to take the Cisco CCNP BCMSN
This course examines the tools and techniques              certification exam. Course content pertains
for protecting systems against hacking attacks.            to the deployment of state-of-the-art campus
Multifunctional tools such as Netcat, the X                LANs and selection and implementation of
Windows Operating system and Cygwin are                    appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable
examined. Port scanners and auditing tools are             scalable multilayer-switched LANs. Topics
used to audit systems on the network, while                covered include VLANs, VTP, STP, inter-
port redirection, port sniffers, and wireless              VLAN routing, and multilayer switching:
tools are used to audit the network itself. Tools          redundancy, Cisco AVVID solutions, QoS
used in forensics and incident response will be            issues, campus LAN security, and emerging
introduced.                                                transparent LAN services.
Prerequisite: TEC412                                       Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification

TEC414       Wireless Networking         3 Credits         TEC440       Malware: Analyzing
IEEE 802.11 is the data link layer (Layer 2)                            Malicious Code              3 Credits
standard for wireless networking. This course              Malware is a generic term to describe
starts with an overview of wireless MAC                    various classes of malicious code such as
(Media Access Control) and framing issues                  viruses, worms, backdoors, Trojan Horses,
and continues with management operations                   and rootkits. The large number of variations
and access to the physical layer. The course               of each type makes it impossible to examine
also looks at 802.11 on various operating                  every instance of malware. This course looks at
systems and wireless security.                             the underlying principles of how these pieces
Prerequisite: TEC350                                       of code work and how they attack a network.
                                                           This course will include a detailed examination
TEC420       Advanced Routing            3 Credits
                                                           of specific tools used to attack a network, how
This course is the first of four CCNP-

                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
                                                           the tools work, and how to defend the network
oriented courses, after which the student                  against attacks. Security conscious network
is prepared to take the Cisco CCNP BSCI                    professionals armed with an understanding
certification exam. Course content includes                of how the code works, regardless of the
scaling IP networks using VLSM, private IP                 particular variation, will be able to recognize,
addressing, and NAT; optimizing IP address                 analyze, and craft a defense against network
utilization; intermediate level configuration of           attacks from malware.
routing protocols including RIPv2, EIGRP,                  Prerequisites: TEC330 and TEC365
OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols;
techniques used for route filtering and route              TEC445       Software
redistribution.                                                         Engineering                 3 Credits
Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification                 This course introduces and discusses topics
                                                           such as software life cycle models, estimation
TEC423       Remote Access               3 Credits         of size and effort of software development
This is the second of four CCNP-oriented                   projects, risk management of software projects,
courses presenting information pertaining to               how to conduct formal technical reviews,
the building of remote access networks. The                formal methods for software architecture and
implementation of Cisco routers in WAN                     design, verification and validation methods,
applications is the central theme around which             configuration management, the Capability
the course is organized. Topics to be covered              Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), how
include the selection and implementation of                to start, implement, and sustain a software
the various Cisco IOS services required to                 process improvement program, how to manage
build remote access links. WAN technologies,               resistance to change in an organization, and
                      Agile software development techniques.                  TRV130       Concepts of Corporate
                      The practical side of the course includes                            Travel                3 Credits
                      discussion on practical examples provided               This course is designed to develop in the
                      by the instructor and a final research project          student a basic working knowledge of
                      developed by the students.                              Corporate Travel Management. It will discuss
                      Prerequisites: TEC235 and TEC320                        the interrelationships between the corporate
                                                                              travel department and others in the Travel
                      TEC495       IT Practicum             3 Credits         industry, techniques for financial management,
                      The Information Technology (IT) practicum               negotiating rates with service providers and
                      is individually designed for students to                detail corporate travel management and
                      complete a research project in Computer                 professionalism.
                      Information Systems, in their field of major
                      concentration. Investigative research, critical         TRV200       SABRE Automation I        3 Credits
                      thinking, and practical application should              This course is an intensive study of the
                      prime considerations for the Academic                   airline computer system and its functions
                      Chair or Advisor on reaching an agreement               in the tourism industry. All areas of airline
                      regarding the structure and direction of the            reservations, fares and rate calculations, and
                      practicum. The Academic Chair or Practicum              documentation are covered.
                      Advisor reserves the right to announce                  Prerequisite: TRV110
                      minimum courses requirements within
                                                                              TRV250       Client Relations and
                      each IT concentration. Each practicum is                             Retail Travel Sales       3 Credits
                      an individualized research project that will            This course gives instruction in the effective
                      culminate in a final presentation.                      handling of the general public. Emphasis is
                      Prerequisite: TEC320
                                                                              placed on the student developing a poised and
                                                                              communicative manner, perfecting telephone
                      Travel                                                  techniques, improving salesmanship and
                                                                              customer service skills, developing positive
                      TRV100       Reservations/Tariffs I   3 Credits         mental attitudes, and recognizing and dealing
                      This course is an intensive study of and                with the individuality of clients.
                      practice in the preparation of domestic airline         Prerequisite: TRV100 or TRV120 or TRV125
                      reservations, computation of air fares, and
                      completion of the airline ticket using current          TRV260       Western Hemisphere
                                                                                           Geography for Travel
Course Descriptions

                      printed reference materials.                                         Professionals             3 Credits
                      TRV110       Reservations/Tariffs II 3 Credits          This course will provide the Travel students
                      This course is a continuation of Reservations/          with a practical and comprehensive
                      Tariffs I with particular emphasis on                   introduction to those areas of the Western
                      international air travel arrangements.                  Hemisphere that are most visited by tourists.
                      Prerequisite: TRV100                                    Particular emphasis is placed on specific
                                                                              destinations, tourist attractions, climates,
                      TRV120       Domestic Tourism         3 Credits         cultures, transportation, and airport names and
                      This course provides complete instruction               locations. Students will take the Geography for
                      in the techniques used to assist travelers              Travel Professionals Test after completing both
                      in formulating domestic itineraries.                    Western and Eastern Hemisphere courses.
                      Terminology and reservation procedures,
                      as well as documentation for the booking                TRV265       Eastern Hemisphere
                      of accommodations, car rentals, rail                                 Geography for Travel
                      transportation, domestic, independent, and                           Professionals             3 Credits
                      escorted tours are emphasized.                          This course will provide the Travel students with
                                                                              a practical and comprehensive introduction to
                      TRV125       International Tourism    3 Credits         those areas of the Eastern Hemisphere that are
                      This course has an emphasis on international            most visited by tourists. Particular emphasis
                      travel itineraries and foreign independent              is placed on specific destinations, tourist
                      travel.                                                 attractions, climates, cultures, transportation,
                                                                              and airport names and locations. Students will

take the Geography for Travel Professionals
Test after completing both Western and
Eastern Hemisphere courses.
TRV300        The Cruise Industry           3 Credits
This course provides the student with
information about how to obtain a job in the
cruise industry with a thorough understanding
of cruises, ship details, freighters, ports around
the world, and nautical terms. Students will
also learn about selecting, pricing, selling, and
qualifying clients for cruise travel.
Prerequisite: TRV110 or permission of the instructor

TRV350        Travel and Tourism
              Seminar                       3 Credits
This is a course that is taken in the student’s
final term and utilizes the practical application
of all learned travel skills. Particular
concentration is placed on the completion of
the overall travel transaction and introduction
of new concepts in the industry. Travel
students taking this course are responsible to
obtaining a job shadow of a peer in the travel
industry. Students will take the Travel Agency
Proficiency Test at the completion of this
Prerequisite: Students in final term only or permission
of the instructor

                                                                Course Descriptions

Directories                                          Susan M. Corby, OTR/L, Occupational
                                                        Therapist Assistant Program Director, BS,
                                                        Misericordia University; AAS, Lehigh
Board of Directors                                      County Community College.
                                                     John D. DeLeo, Paralegal Program Director,
Charlotte F. Beason, Ed.D., RN, CNAA,
                                                        Professor of Legal Studies, JD, Loyola
  Executive Director, Kentucky Board of
                                                        University School of Law; BA, The
  Nursing, Louisville, KY
                                                        Pennsylvania State University
Thomas W. Beauduy, Deputy Director
                                                     Michael J. DiVecchio, Professor of
  & Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin
                                                        Continuing Education and Business
  Commission, Harrisburg, PA
                                                        Outreach Coordinator, MS, Lebanon
Thomas M. Fraticelli, Esq., Farrell &
                                                        Valley College; BS, Indiana University of
  Fraticelli, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
Michael J. Gresalfi, Ph.D., Senior Advisor,
                                                     Jeremy Dixon, Professor of Information
  Nuclear Incident Response Team, U.S.
                                                        Technology, MS and MBA, Johns Hopkins
  Department of Homeland Security,
                                                        University; MS, Shippensburg University,
  Washington, DC
                                                        BA, Catawba College
Esmeralda Y. Hetrick, MBA, Client
                                                     Robert M. Donley, Professor of Legal
  Manager, Central Region Sales, Highmark
                                                        Studies, JD, Temple University School of
  Blue Shield, Estamos Unidos President,
                                                        Law; BA, Messiah College
  Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Daniela A. Feenstra, Professor of Business
William L. (Bill) Kobel, Vice President,
                                                        Administration, MBA and BS, The
  Strategy and Integrated Communications,
                                                        Pennsylvania State University
  JPL, Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Wade A. Gingerich, Professor, Online, MEd,
Todd A. Milano, President, Central Penn
                                                        Saint Joseph’s University; BS, York College
  College, Summerdale, PA
                                                        of Pennsylvania
Judith A. Redlawsk, Director of Aviation
                                                     Kathryn E. Hepner, Professor of Business
  Services and Pilot, HARSCO Corporation,
                                                        Administration, MBA, Mount Saint
  New Cumberland, PA
                                                        Mary’s College; BS, Slippery Rock
Harlon L. Robinson, Corporate Vice
                                                        University; Argosy University (ABD)
  President, Human Resources &
                                                     Patrick J. Hughes, Professor of Criminal
  Administration (retired), United Concordia
                                                        Justice, MS, Shippensburg University; BS,
  Companies, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
                                                        Kutztown University
Autumn R. Wolfe, CPA, Partner, McKonly
                                                     Roger D. Kelley, Professor of General
  & Asbury LLP – Tax Accountant, Camp
                                                        Education and Communications, MS and
  Hill, PA
                                                        BA, Shippensburg University; Duquesne
Glenn W. Zehner, Ed.D., Executive Director
                                                        University (ABD)
  (retired), Capital Area Intermediate
                                                     Russell G. Kulp, Assistant Dean, Bachelor
  Unit, Summerdale, PA; Professor,
                                                        Degree Programs, EdM, Temple
  Lebanon Valley College; and Consultant,
                                                        University; BCS, Benjamin Franklin
  Pennsylvania Department of Education
                                                     Nikki A. Marhefka, Medical Assisting
Full-time Faculty                                       Program Director, Professor of Medical
                                                        Assisting, EdM, Temple University; BS,
Robert P. Bakibinga, Professor of General               University of Pittsburgh
  Education, MS, Odessa Civil Engineering            Samuel W. Morgan, Professor of Homeland
  Institute                                             Security Management, MS, Bellevue
Terri L. Campbell, CTC, DS, Travel and                  University; BS, Central Pennsylvania
  Tourism Online Program Champion, MA,                  College
  California University of Pennsylvania;             Nicole D. Patterson, DPT, ACCE, Professor
  BS and AAS, Central Penn College, The                 of Physical Therapist Assistant, DPT,
  Travel Institute                                      Slippery Rock University; BS, Mount Saint
                                                        Mary’s University

Diane D. Pickel, Professor of Business                Russ G. Carfagno, MBA, Keller Graduate
   Administration, MBA and BS, The                       School of Management/DeVry University;
   Pennsylvania State University                         BS, DeVry University; AS, Thomas Edison
Maria Querry, Assistant Dean of General                  State College
   Education/Outcomes Assessment                      Charles Clevenger, PhD, State University of
   Specialist, EdM, Temple University; BA,               New York at Buffalo; MA, State University
   Shippensburg University                               of New York at Buffalo; BS, Fordham
Brian J. Shelley, Lancaster Dean, PhD,                   University
   Oxford Graduate School; MA, Moody                  Brian Clifford, BS, The Pennsylvania State
   Graduate School; BS, Lancaster Bible                  University; MBA, Lehigh University; MS,
   College                                               Lehigh University
Lynn E. Shuster, Professor of Business                Lisa M. Davenport, MS, Bellevue University;
   Administration, MS, Strayer University;               Bachelor of Technology, Peru State
   BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;               College; AAS, Metropolitan Community
   Academy of Real Estate                                College
Harve A. Tannenbaum, Professor of                     Kelly M. Davis, Esq., JD, Widener
   Information Technology, MLS, University               University School of Law; BA, Indiana
   of Pittsburgh; BS, Clarion University                 University of Pennsylvania
Randi Blackman Teplitz, Professor of Legal            Howard C. Davison, BS, Oregon State
   Studies, JD, Widener University School of             University
   Law; BA, Temple University                         Sylvia R. DeAngelo, MBA, University of
Maria C. Thiaw, Professor of                             Phoenix; BS, St. Francis University
   Communications, MS and BA,                         Shaashawn Dial, MPA, Shippensburg
   Shippensburg University; MFA, Goddard                 University; BA, Stephens College
   College                                            Jennifer D. Duff, MAT and MA,
Jo Anne A. Weaver, CPA, Professor of                     Manhattanville College; BA, Binghamton
   Business Administration, MBA and BS,                  University
   Mount St. Mary’s University                        Glen L. Dunbar, MPA and BA, University
Carrie D. Widdowson, Assistant Dean,                     of North Texas
   Associate Degree Programs, MEd, The                Osvaldo Espinosa, JD, Widener University
   Pennsylvania State University; BSEd,                  School of Law; BA, University of Puerto
   Indiana University of Pennsylvania                    Rico
Krista M. Wolfe, DPT, ATC, Physical                   Mansour Farhat, BS, Bloomsburg University;
   Therapist Assistant Program Director,                 MA, Bloomsburg University
   Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant,         F. William Finnerty, Jr., MS, Shippensburg
   DPT and BS, Slippery Rock University                  University; BS, Mansfield University
Shannon Wood, LPTA, Professor of Physical             Raymond C. Flagg, MS, Texas A&M
   Therapist Assistant, AAS, Fayetteville                University; BS, LaVerne College
   Technical Community College                        Marianne K. Fogelsanger, JD, Widener
MJ Zygmont, Professor of Business                        University School of Law; BA, The
   Administration, MBA and BBA, Georgia                  Pennsylvania State University
   State University                                   Sue Forry, BS, Elizabethtown College; M
                                                         Ed, Millersville University
                                                      Brian P. Garman, JD, Widener University
Part-time Faculty                                        School of Law; BS, The Pennsylvania State
Jeannette Archer-Simons, MBA, St.                        University
  Ambrose University; BA, The University              Robert X. Ge, MS, University of Cincinnati
  of Iowa                                             Vidya N. Girish, MPhil, MS, and BS,
Andrew Benner, MS, Shippensburg                          University of Madras; CINSY, The
  University; BS, Moravian College                       Pennsylvania State University
M. Jeannie Bower, BSEd, The Pennsylvania              Adam M. Goldfeder, JD, Widener University
  State University                                       School of Law; BA, The Pennsylvania
Gerald Burkhart, Jr., MA, Seton Hall                     State University
  University; BS, The College of New Jersey
Randolph Greber, OD, Pennsylvania                  R. Scott Miller, BA, Mansfield University
  College of Optometry; MS, Shippensburg           Tabatha Miller, BS, Liberty University; AA,
  University; BS, Manhattan College                  Wor-Wic Community College
Lin Guo, CCNP, CCNA, MS, Herbert                   Karen A. Mitchell, MS, The University of
  Lehman College, The City University of             Kansas; BA, Mary Washington College
  New York                                         Kelley A. Morrison, MA, University of
Darryl R. Hamm, MBA, Shippensburg                    Phoenix; BA, Villanova University
  University; BA, Eastern University               Louis Morlier, MSW, University of
Earl M. Henry, MBA, Mount Saint Mary’s               Maryland; BS, Excelsior College; AS,
  College; BBA, The Pennsylvania State               Harford Community College
  University                                       Christine Munson, BA, Bloomsburg
David L. Holl, MPA, Pennsylvania State               University of Pennsylvania
  University; MS, University of New Haven;         Mary Neagley, MS, State University of
  BS, Juniata College; Graduate, FBI                 New York College at Albany; BS, State
  National Academy, University of Virginia           University of New York College at
Thomas J. Hughes, MS, BS, and BA,                    Oneonta
  Shippensburg University                          Donald J. Numer, BA and AA, Indiana
Sughra A. Husain, PhD, MEd, and BEd,                 University
  A. M. University; BA, Isabella Thoburn           Christine O’Leary-Rockey, MA, The
  College                                            Pennsylvania State University; MA,
Christopher Johnson, BS, Western Carolina            Lancaster Theological Seminary; BA,
  University; M Ed, Temple University; Ph            Towson University
  D, Capella University                            Ira Poladian, BS & BA, East Stroudsburg
Jason S. Jones, MA and BH, The                       University; MBA, University of Scranton;
  Pennsylvania State University                      Ph D, Capella University
Terry Kennedy, MEd, Shippensburg                   Brian Rimple, MA, American Military
  University; BS, The Pennsylvania State             University; BS, Shippensburg University
  University                                       Michael Romano, CCNA, CCNP, BA,
Paul L. Kiesow, MA, California State                 Eastern College
  University; BA, Brooks Institute of              Luis G. Rosa, MS, Saint Joseph’s University;
  Photography                                        BA, The Pennsylvania State University
Charles W. Koplinski, MEd, University of           Alfred J. Rosetty, MBA and BS,
  Illinois at Champaign; BA, University of           Shippensburg University
  Illinois at Chicago                              Robin E. Rowe, MIS, University of Phoenix;
David A. Larson, Sr., MA, U.S. Naval                 BS, Central Pennsylvania College
  War College, Newport, RI; MA, Central            William R. Schaller, MA and BA, Temple
  Michigan University, Hawaii Campus;                University
  BS, Hawaii Pacific College; Northcentral         Jean A. Shaw, JD, Widener University School
  University                                         of Law; BS, Saint Francis College
Spencer R. Martin, CPA, BS, The                    Erin Shirmer, CPA, BA, Gettysburg College
  Pennsylvania State University                    Adam Shope, MS and BS, Shippensburg
Joanne E. Matusko, JD, Widener University            University
  School of Law; MBA, Lebanon Valley               Pamela Green Shuman, Esq., JD, The
  College; BS, Beaver College; AS,                   Dickinson School of Law; M Ed,
  Hahnemann University School of Allied              University of North Florida; MA,
  Health Professions                                 University of London; MA, Bryn Mawr
Donald N. McClure, Jr., BA, The                      College; BA, Ursinus College
  Pennsylvania State University                    Erin M. Sparler-Brandberg, Professor
Kathleen McKernan, MBA and BA,                       Digital Arts, MFA, The Academy of Art,
  Rutgers, The State University of New               San Francisco; BFA, University of Vermont
  Jersey                                           Megan A. Staub, MA and BS, The
David S. Miller, MBA, BA, and BS,                    Pennsylvania State University
  Lebanon Valley College; University of            Randy Stambaugh, MBA and BS, Saint
  Maryland                                           Regis University

Robert Teplitz, JD, Cornell Law School; BA,           Kristi A. Castanzo, Graphics Specialist,
  Franklin and Marshall College                          BFA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Gregory A. Thomas, MPA, The                           Keith Cohick, Part-time Librarian, MLS
  Pennsylvania State University; BS,                     and MEd, University of Pittsburgh; BA,
  Shippensburg University                                Dickinson College
Robert J. Wesoloskie, MBA, The                        Jen Correll, Registrar, BS, Messiah College
  Pennsylvania State University; BS, St.              La’Toya Craighead, Traditional Admissions
  Joseph’s University; CPA                               Counselor, BS, Indiana University of
Victoria N. Wheeler, BSEd, Millersville                  Pennsylvania
  University                                          Paul R. Culberston, Traditional Admissions
Scott Woolf, MS and BA, Shippensburg                     Counselor, BS, Mansfield University
  University                                          Rebecca Cummins, Traditional Admissions
Kathleen Zonarich, BS, Marquette                         Counselor, BS, Shippensburg University
  University                                          Sarah J. Davidson, CRM Administrator,
                                                         Marketing, BFA, Kutztown University
                                                      Lisbeth DeLosAngeles, Admissions
Administrative staff                                     Associate, AS, Central Pennsylvania
Dilip Abayasekara, Special Assistant to the              College
  President, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth               Kimberly Diep, Marketing Associate, BS,
  University; BS, University of Florida; AA,             The Pennsylvania State University
  Palm Beach Junior College; DTM, AS,                 Courtney L. Drahovsky, Admissions
  Toastmasters International                             Event Coordinator, BS, East Stroudsburg
Kathy Andersen, Academic Dean,                           University
  MEd, Temple University; BS and BA,                  Shawn Flickinger, Safety and Security
  Shippensburg University                                Officer, AS, Central Pennsylvania College
Tricia Ayala, Administrative Assistant,               Kelly Fox, Financial Planning Coordinator,
  Academic Affairs                                       BS, Clarion University
Lezli Austen, Public Relations Associate, BS,         Richard S. Fox, Business & Educational
  Iowa State University                                  Partnerships Coordinator, BA and BSEd,
Beatriz Bayona, Continuing Education                     Shippensburg University
  Assistant, AS, Universidad Centro                   Rylan Good, Traditional Admissions
  Colombiano, Central Penn College                       Counselor, BA, Shippensburg University
Gary Benner, Facilities Services, Part Time           Wilbur E. Gray, Institutional Research
John F. Bing, Lehigh Valley Dean, MBA,                   Director, MA, University of Southern
  DeSales University; BS, Bloomsburg                     California; MS, DIA Joint Military
  University of PA                                       Intelligence College; BA, Clemson
Steven Birmingham, Information                           University
  Technology Director, MSE and BA,                    Cheryl Gressley, Enrollment Assistant
  University of Pennsylvania                             Lehigh Valley
Alvin E. Bock, Database Administrator,                James Griffe, Safety and Security Officer
  BS, Central Pennsylvania College; ASB,              Sheri Griscavage, Evening Librarian
  Central Pennsylvania Business School                Rodney Groff, Facilities Director, BS,
Donna F. Booton, Finance Associate                       Eastern Mennonite University
  Director, Maryland Medical Secretarial              Sarah Groff, Public Relations and
  School                                                 Communications Specialist, BA,
Kathie Bowers, Financial Aid Counselor,                  Bloomsburg University
  BSBA, Shippensburg University                       Jill Hallam-Miller, Librarian, MSLS,
Cheryl Bradford, Textbook Coordinator, BA,               Clarion University of Pennsylvania; BA,
  Montclair State University                             University of Maryland
Lee Bray, Financial Aid Counselor, BS,                Matthew Hannaford, Online Enrollment
  Millersville University                                Counselor, MS and BS, California
Linda Buffington, Assistant to the President,            University of Pennsylvania
  Central Penn College                                Sue Hartman, Student Services Assistant

Joan M. Hassinger, Assistant to Provost,           Kristen M. Markus, Online Enrollment
  Academic Affairs, BS, Central                      Director, MM, University of Phoenix; BS,
  Pennsylvania College; AS, Susquehanna              Slippery Rock University
  University                                       Barbara Maroney, Continuing Education
Steve Hassinger, Career Services Director,           Dean, PhD, Indiana University of
  MEd, Regent University; BA, The                    Pennsylania; MEd and BSW, Temple
  Pennsylvania State University                      University
Sarah Hayes-Brown, Records Office                  Karen McLaughlin, Administrative
  Assistant, BA and BE, St. Thomas                   Assistant, Academic Affairs
  University, NB, Canada                           Michelle S. Meiser, Continuing Education,
Rebecca Heid, Enrollment Assistant,                  Lancaster Coordinator, AS, Central
  Lehigh Center, MBA, Johnson & Wales                Pennsylvania College
  University; BS, The Pennsylvania State           Todd A. Milano, President, BSIM, Krannert
  University                                         School of Management, Purdue University
Brittany L. Helm, Admissions Counselor,            Sherri M. Miller, Part-Time Librarian,
  Lancaster Center, BS, Shippensburg                 MLIS, University of Pittsburgh; BA,
  University                                         Millersville University
Melissa M. Hiester, Online Enrollment              Tabatha Miller, Part-Time Counselor,
  Counselor, Central Penn College                    BS, Liberty University; AA, Wor-Wic
Diane L. Hubler, Assistant to VP/CAO, BS,            Community College
  Franklin University                              Janice R. Moore, Provost, EdM, Temple
Lalena L. Jimenez, Receptionist, Central             University; BS, The Pennsylvania State
  Penn College                                       University
Steve Juliano, Web Content Specialist, BS,         Edward J. Moran, Admissions Counselor,
  Elizabethtown College                              MEd and BS, Millersville University
Eric Kann, Military Enrollment Outreach            Robert B. Mordan, Jr., Online Enrollment
  Coordinator                                        Counselor, AS, Central Pennsylvania
Marian Knopp, Part-time Librarian, BA,               College
  Bridgewater College                              Marci Neidig, Financial Aid Assistant, BS,
Sandra Lancaster, Admissions Office                  Central Pennsylvania College
  Manager, AS, Central Pennsylvania                Marian Noble, Part-Time Librarian
  College                                          Kathleen Panza, Strategic Initiatives
Melissa M. Leibig, Admissions Counselor,             Director, AA, Harrisburg Area
  Lancaster, BS, Lebanon Valley College              Community College
Amanda L. Levan, Continuing Education,             Stephanie L. Peters, Payroll/Benefits
  Admissions Counselor, BS, Kutztown                 Accounting Associate, Harrisburg Area
  University                                         Community College
Edward Liesch, Students Services Dean, BA,         Megan E. Peterson, Residence Life Director,
  Shippensburg University; York College              BA, Elizabethtown College
Amy Lloyd, Financial Aid Counselor, MEd,           Molly Pinkerton, Accounting Associate, AS,
  Indiana University of Pennsylvania; BA,            McCann School of Business
  University of Pittsburgh                         Diane Porterfield, Librarian, BS, Indiana
Nancy D. Lockwood, Assistant Registrar,              University of Pennsylvania; Clarion
  Records and Registration, AS, Minnesota            University
  School of Business, Rochester Area               William F. Rhinier, Jr., Financial Planning
  Community College                                  Coordinator, Lancaster/Lehigh Valley,
David Lopez, Lehigh Valley Coordinator,              BS, Central Pennsylvania College; AAS,
  Continuing Education                               Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Rebekah Low, Lancaster Center Enrollment           Beth Romanski, Business Outreach
  Assistant                                          Counselor, BS, University of Delaware
Megan N. Luft, Online Enrollment                   Patricia Rudy, Facilities Office Assistant
  Counselor, University of Phoenix                 Christopher Rutter, Safety and Security

Stacey N. Scott, Admissions Director, BS,           ADvisory council
  Central Pennsylvania College
Kathy J. Shepard, Financial Aid Counselor,
  BA, University of Pittsburgh                      Accounting
Stephen D. Shoemaker, Information
                                                    R. Pete Gum, Chief Executive Officer, Mid
  Technology Systems Specialist, MBA,
                                                      Atlantic BX, Harrisburg, PA
  The Pennsylvania State University; BS,
                                                    Keith R. Huntzinger, CPA, CPP, MST,
  Shippensburg University
                                                      Mechanicsburg, PA
Lindsay Smith, Admissions Counselor
                                                    Charles L. Kern, Chairman and CEO, Kern
Ronnice T. Terry, Transcript Evaluator,
                                                      and Company, PC, Camp Hill, PA
  BS, Duquesne University; ASB, Central
                                                    Brad Morgan, CPA, Vice President of
  Pennsylvania Business School; The
                                                      Finance/Controller, Giant Food Stores,
  Pennsylvania State University
                                                      LLC, Carlisle, PA
Michael D. Thompson, Career Services
                                                    Karen Nickerson, Interstate Waste Service,
  Associate, MA, Ball State University; BS,
                                                      Carlisle, PA
  Edinboro State College
                                                    Paula Pottinger, HERSHA, New
Ricardo Trevino, Organizational
                                                      Cumberland, PA
  Development Coordinator, MS, Duquesne
                                                    Paul Sheaffer, Jr., Controller (retired),
  University; BA, Eastern University
                                                      IntelliMark, Mechanicsburg, PA
Janine Turner, Traditional Admissions
                                                    Tom Welsh, CPA, Hamilton & Musser, PC
  Counselor, BS, The Pennsylvania State
                                                      CPAs, Mechanicsburg, PA
Richard Varmecky, CPA, Chief Financial
  Officer, BA, St. Vincent College                  communications
Melissa Vayda, Vice President and Chief
  Academic Officer, EdD, Argosy University;         Shaashawn Dial, Adjunct Professor,
  MA, The Pennsylvania State University;              Magazine Publisher
  BA, Dickinson College                             Sarah Groff, Public Relations and
Ashley Vervaeke, CE Financial Planning                Communications Specialist, Central Penn
  Coordinator, Central Penn College                   College
Ron Wells, Facilities Services                      Matt Lane, Foundation Director, Central
Mary E. Wetzel, Marketing Services                    Penn College and VP of PRSA Central PA
  Director, BSEd, Shippensburg University             Chapter
Janice Whitcomb, Student Accounts,                  Liz Letcavage, Freelance Public Relations,
  Accounting Associate, BS, Shippensburg              Harrisburg, PA
  University                                        Kirstin Snow, Ph.D., Commonwealth of
Erika L. Wilkinson, Online Education                  Pennsylvania Department of General
  Coordinator, MEd, Bloomsburg                        Services
  University; BS, State University of New           Erin Sparler-Brandberg, Professor,
  York at Oneonta                                     Digital Arts Adept Creation Fine Art
Joshua Williams, Information Technology               Photography
  Support Specialist
Michael Womick, Safety and Security
  Officer                                           criminal Justice
Tami S. Zdunski, I.T. Network Specialist,           Regina Bellish, Victims Compensation
  AA, Harrisburg Area Community College               Division, Pennsylvania Commission
Shannon D. Zeller, Continuing Education               on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD),
  College Advisor, BS, Central Pennsylvania           Harrisburg, PA
  College; ASB, Central Pennsylvania                Mary Ann Cebulesky, Defense Intelligence
  Business School                                     Agency (DIA) (retired), West Fairview, PA
                                                    Terry Davis, Director, Dauphin County
                                                      Adult Probation and Parole, Harrisburg,

Dave L. Falgoust, Director, Security Services,         Finance
  Pinnacle Health Systems, Harrisburg, PA
Beth Gardner, Department of Corrections,               Chad Bowser, Representative, Primerica
  Division of Planning/Research/Statistics/              Financial Services, Fort Washington, PA
  Grants, Camp Hill, PA                                Michael S. Midtvedt, Sr., Financial Advisor,
Corky Goldstein, Esq., Attorney, Harrisburg,             Prudential Securities, Lemoyne, PA
  PA                                                   James Poole, Financial Advisor,
Graham S. Hetrick, F.D., B.C.F.E., Dauphin               PRIMERICA Financial Services,
  County Coroner, Harrisburg, PA                         Dillsburg, PA
John Kilduff, Vice President, Pennsylvania
  League of Credit Unions, Harrisburg, PA              Homeland security
Thomas R. Klinger, III, Federal Corrections
  Specialist, Federal Bureau of Prisons,               Chief Bernard Dugan, Fairview Township
  Lewisburg, PA                                           Police Department
Christy J. McElhinny, Special Agent,                   Fern Harmon, Emergency Management
  Federal Bureau of Probation and Parole,                 Specialist, Pennsylvania Emergency
  Harrisburg, PA                                          Management Agency
Dennis McMaster, Chief of Police, East                 David L. Holl, Lieutenant/Assistant Chief
  Pennsboro Township, Enola, PA                           of Police, Township of Derry Police
William J. Page, Law Enforcement                          Department
  Instructor, Cumberland Perry                         Stephen J. Shaver, Director, Dauphin
  Area Vocational Technical School,                       County Emergency Management Agency
  Mechanicsburg, PA                                    Chief Dave Spots, Mechanicsburg Police
Todd Rudy, Trooper, Pennsylvania State                    Department
  Police, Harrisburg, PA                               J. Theodore Wise, Director of Public Safety
Timothy Shellenberger, Corporate                          for Cumberland County
  Director, Safety and Security, Hershey
  Entertainment and Resort Company,
  Hershey, PA                                          legal studies
Serell Ulrich, Retired, Pennsylvania State             Sandy Ballard, Esq., Dauphin County Bar
  Police                                                 Association, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Karen Comery, Esq., Senior Deputy
                                                         Prosecutor York County, York, PA
Digital Arts
                                                       Malinda Elliott, Paralegal, Goldberg
Tom Castanzo, Principle, Primo 106,                      Katzman, Harrisburg, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                       Georgia Erimee, Human Resources
Gabriel Dunmire, Illustrator, GGS                        Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency, New
  Information Services, Inc., York, PA                   Cumberland, PA
Chad Edwards, Executive Director, The                  Adam Goldfeder, Assistant Counsel,
  HBG Broadcast Network, Harrisburg, PA                  U.S. Navy – Office of General Counsel,
Craig Petrou, Web Master, PSECU,                         Mechanicsburg, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                       Brandon Hanks, Paralegal, Clymer &
Jessica Scheeler, Web Developer, Young &                 Musser, Lancaster, PA
  Rubicam, Miami, FL                                   Ruth Kissinger, Paralegal, CGA Law Firm,
                                                         York, PA
                                                       Kathryn J. Peifer, Esq., Executive Director,
entrepreneurship and                                     Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client
small Business                                           Security, Mechanicsburg, PA
Michael DiSante, Co-owner, Philly Pretzel              Christopher Schmidt, Esq., Law Clerk,
  Factory, Camp Hill, PA                                 Commonwealth Court, Harrisburg, PA
Romayne Johnson, President and Owner,                  James M. Zugay, Esq., Recorder of Deeds,
  The Drexel Group, Camp Hill, PA                        Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA

Management                                          Lori Gonsar, Director of Benefit and
                                                      Compensation Services, Select Medical
James T. Bennett, Sergeant, Middletown                Corporation, Mechanicsburg, PA
  Police Department, Middletown, PA                 Megan Smeltz, Tristarr Staffing, Lemoyne,
Mark Feenstra, Senior Programmer/Analyst,             PA
  Computer Aid, Harrisburg, PA                      Linda L. Ward, Supervisor, Pennsylvania
Robert Moore, Senior Programmer/Analyst,              Blue Shield, Camp Hill, PA
  Computer Aid, Harrisburg, PA
Guido Romagnoli, Marketing Director,
  Maple Leafs Foods, Inc., Toronto, Canada          Paralegal
Anthony Terrace, Application Consultant,
  Ajilon Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA                    Naomi Atkins, Part-time Faculty, Central
                                                      Penn College, Summerdale, PA
                                                    Sheila Britt, Esq., Attorney, Dauphin County
Marketing                                             Domestic Relations, Harrisburg, PA
                                                    Jennifer Brown, Paralegal, Surety
Amy Beamer, Partner, Pavone, Harrisburg,              Administrators, Reading, PA
  PA                                                Brandi Buckles, Paralegal, Pennsylvania
Kimberly Bindl, Financial Literacy Manager,           Department of Transportation, Harrisburg,
  AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union,                   PA
  Mechanicsburg, PA                                 Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino &
Matthew Potter, Visual Manager,                       Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
  Aeropostale, New York, NY                         Genesis Griffin, Paralegal, Nationwide
                                                      Insurance, Harrisburg, PA
Medical Assisting                                   Kelly J. Helsel, Paralegal, Fundamental
                                                      Administrative Services, Sparks, MD
Jeannie Bower, BS, NRCAMA, Central                  Kathy Kohr, Paralegal, Lavery, Faherty,
  Penn College                                        Young & Patterson, Harrisburg, PA
Charles E. Darowish, DO, FAAP, Darowish             Daphne Moore, Director of Human
  and Associates, PC, Harrisburg, PA                  Resources, McNees, Wallace & Nurick,
Amanda Feeser, CPC, Oculoplastic                      Harrisburg, PA
  Consultants, Harrisburg, PA                       Joe Ricci, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Harrisburg,
Nancy Lockwood, Central Penn College                  PA
Joyce Morley, RN, Manager, Good Hope                Jean Shaw, Esq., Staff Attorney, Nationwide
  Family Physician, PC, Enola, PA                     Insurance Company, Harrisburg, PA
Franklin T. Seidlich, MD, FACOG,                    Amy Wenger, Office Manager, Wix, Wenger
  Harrisburg, PA                                      & Weidner, Harrisburg, PA
Katie Springman, Docuscript, CCC. Camp
  Hill, PA
Lindy Watt, Cumberland Valley Obstetrics            Physical therapist Assistant
  and Gynecology, Mechanicsburg, PA                 Brian Cardin, PT, C.Ped., Cardin and Miller
Carrie Widdowson, MEd, Assistant Dean,                 Physical Therapy, Carlisle, PA
  Associate Degree Programs, Central Penn           Jim Clahane, PT, Drayer Physical Therapy
  College                                              Institute, Harrisburg, PA
                                                    Jeff Conforti, DPT, Conforti Physical
office Administration                                  Therapy, Lemoyne, PA
                                                    Claudia Gazsi, PT, MHA, Assistant
Andra Dobson, Manager, Administrative                  Professor, Director of Clinical Education,
 Services, Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Camp              Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
 Hill, PA                                           Jennifer Harlacher, DPT, HealthSouth
Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino               Rehab Hospital of York, York, PA
 and Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA                   Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Kauffman-
                                                       Gamber Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA

Chad Madden, PT, Madden Physical
  Therapy, Harrisburg, PA
Patricia Rohde, PT, CCCE, PinnacleHealth
  Systems, Harrisburg, PA
Hersh Shukla, PT, Orthopedic and Spine
  Physical Therapy, Carlisle, PA
Chuck Wolfe, DPT, Per Diem,
  Mechanicsburg, PA

Ebby Abraham, Department of Public
  Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
  Harrisburg, PA
Mark Foster, Foster Consulting, Harrisburg,
Carl Heininger, One System Consulting,
  Harrisburg, PA
Kathir Ramalingam, Adept Consulting,
  Harrisburg, PA
Mike Romano, Appalachia Technologies,
  Mechanicsburg, PA
Julie Snyder, Adept Consulting, Harrisburg,
Kerry Tenhusien, Adept Consulting,
  Harrisburg, PA

travel and tourism operations
Harry Cheadle, CTC, AAA Travel,
  Harrisburg, PA
Margaret Richcreek, Owner, Richcreek
  Vacation Center, Harrisburg, PA
Roxanne Steel, Business Development
  Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami,
Carlson Wagonlit, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  / SATO Travel, Elaine Balducci, Area
  Manager, Alexandria, VA

AcADeMic cAlenDAr                                    Fall Term 2012
                                                     Monday, October 8, 2012 – fall term begins
2011-2012                                              for evening students
Summer Term 2011                                     Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – fall term begins
Monday, July 11, 2011 - summer term begins             for day students
  for evening students                               Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – evening
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - summer term begins            classes will be on Blackboard*
  for day students                                   Thursday, November 22, 2012 – college
Monday, September 5, 2011 - college closed -           closed – affected classes see Blackboard*
  affected classes see Blackboard*                   Friday, November 23, 2012 – college closed –
Saturday, September 24, 2011 - summer term             affected classes see Blackboard*
  ends                                               Saturday, November 24, 2012 – college closed
                                                       – affected classes see Blackboard*
Fall Term 2011                                       Sunday, November 25, 2012 – college closed
Monday, October 10, 2011 - fall term begins          Saturday, December 22, 2012 – fall term ends
  for evening students
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - fall term begins         Winter Term 2013
  for day students                                   Monday, January 7, 2013 – winter term
Thursday, November 24, 2011 - college                  begins for evening students
  closed - affected classes see Blackboard*          Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – winter term begins
Friday, November 25, 2011 - college closed -           for day students
  affected classes see Blackboard*                   Saturday, March 23, 2013 – winter term ends
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - college closed
                                                     Spring Term2013
  - affected classes see Blackboard*
                                                     Monday April 8, 2013 – spring term begins
Sunday, November 27, 2011 - college closed
                                                       for evening students
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - fall term ends
                                                     Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – spring term begins
Monday, December 26, 2011 - college closed
                                                       for day students
Winter Term 2012                                     Monday, May 27, 2013 – college closed –
Monday, January 9, 2012 - winter term begins           affected classes see Blackboard*
  for evening students                               Saturday, June 22, 2013 – spring term ends
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -winter term               * Note: During holiday related closings, students are
  begins for day students                            responsible for Blackboard related course work. If your
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - winter term ends          class meeting time is impacted by a holiday closing,
                                                     faculty will post an assignment online prior to the
Spring Term 2012                                     holiday closing, with an indicated due date. Failure to
Monday, April 9, 2012 - spring term begins           access and complete the assignment constitutes a failing
  for evening students                               grade for the lesson and an absence. It is the student’s
                                                     responsibility to make sure he/she understands the
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -spring term begins
                                                     expectations of the faculty.
  for day students
Monday, May 28, 2012 - college closed -
  affected classes see Blackboard*
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - spring term ends
Summer Term 2012
Monday, July 8, 2012 – summer term begins
  for evening students
Tuesday, July 9, 2012 - summer term begins
  for day students
Monday, September 3, 2012 – college closed
  – affected classes see Blackboard*
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – summer term

iMPortAnt DAtes                                     Career Expo – On-campus job fair for Central
                                                    Penn students and alumni.
& events
                                                    Discovery Days – Prospective students get the
July 10, 2011 – New Student Move-in Day             chance to sit in on classes and tour the campus
July 11, 2011 – New Student Orientation             with a current student in their desired major.
July 16, 2011 – Summer Open House
July 21, 2011 - Part-Time Job Fair                  Fall Harvest – Current students and their
September 1, 2011 – Networking Reception            families, as well as, alumni celebrate Central
September 15, 2011 – PTA Visit Day                  Penn’s Homecoming and join the campus
September 18, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day             community for a fun-filled day.
October 9, 2011 – New Student Move-in               Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
   Day                                              Days – A day of workshops for FBLA Clubs
October 10, 2011 – New Student Orientation          which include a keynote speaker, mini-
October 22, 2011 – Fall Harvest                     sessions, lunch, and a tour of the campus. Pre-
October 27, 2011 – Fall Career Expo                 registration is required.
November 10, 2011 – Discovery Day                   Networking Reception – An opportunity for
November 19, 2011 – Fall Open House                 students to engage in a business networking
December 10, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day              experience with area human resource
December 12, 2011 – FBLA Day                        professionals and alumni.
December 19, 2011 – FBLA Day
January 9, 2012 – New Student Move-in Day           New Student Move-in – New resident
January 9, 2012 – New Student Orientation           students move into their campus residences.
January 14, 2012 – Saturday Visit Day               New Student Orientation – (Mandatory)
February 24, 2012 – PTA Visit Day                   New freshmen will receive workshops to orient
March 17, 2012 – Saturday Visit Day                 them to the college campus and prepare them
April 9, 2012 – New Student Move-in Day             for academic success.
April 9, 2012 – New Student Orientation             Open House – Campus is open to the public for
April 19, 2012 – Networking Reception               tours, program presentations, demonstrations,
April 27 & 28, 2012 – Closer Look Weekend           and question-and-answer sessions.
May 4, 2012 – Commencement
May 19, 2012 – Saturday Visit Day                   Part-time Job Fair – A job fair, which
May 23, 2012 – Business Partner of the Year         introduces students to area employers seeking
   Breakfast                                        part-time employees.
July 9, 2012 – New Student Orientation              Summer Open House – Prospective students
July 19, 2012 – Part-Time Job Fair                  and families can visit the campus and sit
                                                    in on program presentations, financial aid
                                                    presentations, and tour the campus.
                                                    Visit Days – Saturday visits set aside for
                                                    prospective students and their families to visit
                                                    the campus and meet with the admissions

Directions to centrAl Penn college

summerdale campus                                         I-81 North (Exit 1A). Take I-81 to Exit 65
   From the East - Take I-76 West (PA                     (Enola) to Routes 11/15 South. Go one half
Turnpike) get off at Exit 247 (Harrisburg                 mile and turn right at the traffic light onto
East). Take center lane to I-83 North toward              Valley Road. Travel a half mile. Central Penn
Hazleton/Lewistown. Follow signs to I-81.                 is on the left.
Take I-81 South toward Carlisle. Take Exit                   OR...Take Rt. 15 to Rt. 581 West. Follow
65 (Enola) onto Routes 11/15 South (Enola).               Rt. 581 West to I-81 North (Exit 1A). Take
From Routes 11/15 travel one half mile and                I-81 to Exit 65 (Enola) to Routes 11/15
turn right at the traffic light onto Valley Road.         South. Go one half mile and turn right onto
Travel a half mile. Central Penn is on the left.          Valley Road. Travel a half mile. Central Penn
   OR... Take I-78 West. This road will merge             is on the left.
with I-81 South. Stay on I-81 South and take                 OR...Take I-81 North to Exit 65 (Enola).
Exit 65 (Enola). Travel about one half mile               Take Routes 11/15 South one half mile and
and turn right at the traffic light onto Valley           turn right at the traffic light onto Valley Road.
Road. Travel a half mile. Central Penn is on              Travel a half mile. Central Penn is on the left.
the left.                                                    From the West - Take I-76 East (PA
   From the North - Take Routes 11/15 South               Turnpike) to Exit 226 (Carlisle). Go north
or I-81 South to Exit 65 (Enola) onto Routes              on I-81 to Exit 65 (Enola) onto Routes 11/15
11/15 South. About one half mile south of                 South. Go one half mile and turn right at the
I-81, turn right at the traffic light onto Valley         traffic light onto Valley Road. Travel a half
Road. Travel a half mile. Central Penn is on              mile. Central Penn is on the left.
the left.
   From the South - Take I-83 North to Rt.
581 West (Exit 41A). Follow Rt. 581 West to

central Penn lancaster                                    (Greenfield & Old Phila. Pike). Central Penn
   From the North and West- Take 30 East                  is on the left at Greenfield Road.
to the Rt. 340 Old Philadelphia Pike exit. Go                From the South - Take 222 N to
right. Central Penn is at the first light on the          Chesapeake St. Go right and then right again
right.                                                    onto Duke St. It turns into Millport Rd. Go
   From the East - Take 30 West to the                    left onto Lampeter Rd and right onto 462.
Greenfield Road exit and go left onto                     Rt. 340 will be your first left at the fork in the
Greenfield Road. Central Penn is at the first             road. Central Penn is on the left at Greenfield
light on the left.                                        Road.
   From Center City Lancaster - Take
King Street/462 East. Follow 340 towards
HACC and go to the first light past HACC

central Penn lehigh valley                                          From the South: Take I-476 N via Exit
   From the North: Take I-78 W to PA-33 N                        331B toward Plymouth Mtg. Merge onto
via exit 71 toward US-22/Stroudsburg. Merge                      US-22 E via Exit 56 toward PA-309/I-78
onto US-22 W toward Bethlehem. Take the                          E/Allentown. Take the 378 S/Schoenersville
Schoenersville Road exit and turn right onto                     Road exit toward Bethlehem. Keep right at the
Schoenersville Road. Turn right onto Valley                      fork to go on Schoenersville Road. Turn right
Center Parkway. Turn right into the entrance                     onto Valley Center Parkway. Turn right into
of 1455 Valley Center Parkway. Central Penn                      the entrance of 1455 Valley Center Parkway.
Lehigh Valley will be on the left at the far end                 Central Penn Lehigh Valley will be on the left
of the parking lot.                                              at the far end of the parking lot.
   From the West: Take I-81 N to I-78 E                             From the East: Take I-76 W. Merge onto
toward Allentown. Merge onto US-22 E via                         I-476 N via Exit 331B toward Plymouth
Exit 51 toward I-476/PA Turnpike/PA-309/                         Mtg. Merge onto US-22 E via Exit 56 toward
LVI Airport. Take the PA-378 S/Schoenersville                    PA-309/I-78 E/Allentown. Take the 378 S/
Road exit toward Bethlehem. Keep right at the                    Schoenersville Road exit toward Bethlehem.
fork to go on Schoenersville Road. This ramp                     Keep right at the fork to go on Schoenersville
splits 3 times. Proceed straight, following the                  Road. Turn right onto Valley Center Parkway.
signs for Schoenersville Road. Next, bear right,                 Turn right into the entrance of 1455 Valley
again following the signs for Schoenersville                     Center Parkway. Central Penn Lehigh Valley
Road. Turn right onto Schoenersville Road at                     will be on the left at the far end of the parking
the traffic light. Turn right onto Valley Center                 lot.
Parkway. Turn right into the entrance of 1455
Valley Center Parkway. Central Penn Lehigh
Valley will be on the left at the far end of the
parking lot.

Central Penn College, in accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, does not discriminate on the basis of
marital status, race, color, sex, age, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, handicap or sexual preference in its
educational programs, admissions policies, employment practices, financial aid, or other college-administered programs.
The statements in the catalog are for the purposes of information. The College reserves the right to change the
requirements and regulations, including tuition and fees, as necessary without prior notice. Nothing in this catalog
may be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student or prospective student and Central Penn College.

inDex                                                                     Board of Directors .................................... 126
                                                                          Business Administration Program
A                                                                           (Bachelor) ............................................... 48
Academic Calendar .................................. 135
Academic Degree Requirements ................ 25                          C
Academic Dishonesty ................................. 25                  Capstone/Internship................................... 32
Academic Dismissal ................................... 26                 Central Penn Experience, The.................... 27
Academic Philosophy ................................... 6                 Certificate Programs ............................. 40, 70
Academic Probation ................................... 26                 Changing Your Major ................................ 28
Academic Programs.................................... 40                  Classroom Disruption ................................ 28
Academic Progress ..................................... 26                Class Scheduling ........................................ 28
Academic Year ............................................ 26             Class Size ................................................... 28
Accounting and Advanced Accounting                                        CLEP Exams ............................................. 29
  Certificate Program ................................ 70                 Common Hour........................................... 38
Accounting Program (Associate) ................ 60                        Communications Program (Associate) ....... 61
Accounting Program (Bachelor) ................. 47                        Computer Information Systems Program
Accreditations and Approvals ....................... 8                      (Associate) .............................................. 61
Admission Information ................................ 8                  Conduct.................................................. 7, 28
Advisory Council...................................... 131                Conduct Philosophy ................................... 28
Alcohol-free and Drug-free Campus ......... 26                            Continuing Education ................................ 41
American Disabilities Act Compliance ...... 26                            Continuing Education Offerings ......... 42, 43
Appearance Philosophy .......................... 7, 27                    Core Values................................................... 7
Application Deadline ................................. 13                 Corporate Communications Program
Application Procedures............................... 13                    (Bachelor) ............................................... 50
Applied Science Degree in Physical                                        Course Descriptions ................................... 73
  Therapist Assistant Requirements .......... 59                            Accounting ............................................. 75
Articulation Agreements ............................ 27                     Allied Health .......................................... 76
Associate Academic Planning                                                 Arts......................................................... 80
  Pages ......................................147, 149, 151                 Biology ................................................... 80
Associate in Applied Science Degree                                         Business .................................................. 81
  Programs .......................................... 40, 57                Communications .................................... 86
Associate in Applied Science Degrees                                        Criminal Justice ...................................... 90
  Requirements.......................................... 60                 Digital Arts ............................................ 93
Associate in Science Degree Programs . 40, 57                               English ................................................... 96
Associate in Science Degrees Requirements58                                 Geography .............................................. 98
Attendance Philosophy .......................... 7, 27                      History ................................................... 98
Auditing ..................................................... 27           Homeland Security............................... 101
                                                                            Honors.................................................. 100
B                                                                           Humanities ........................................... 102
Bachelor Academic Planning Pages ......... 145                              Immersion ............................................ 104
Bachelor of Science Degree                                                  Interdisciplinary Studies ....................... 103
  Programs .....................................40, 45, 47                  Internships............................................ 106
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements . 46                                Language .............................................. 110
Big Eight Philosophies ................................. 7                  Legal Studies/Paralegal ........................ 107
Billing and Payment Dates ......................... 16                      Mathematics ......................................... 110
Blended Courses ......................................... 27

  Office Administration .......................... 112                       G
  Philosophy ............................................ 112                Grades ........................................................ 30
  Physical Therapist Assistant ................. 115                         Graduation Fee........................................... 16
  Political Science .................................... 113                 Grievance Policies ...................................... 31
  Psychology ............................................ 114
  Science .................................................. 116
                                                                             History of Central Penn ............................... 5
  Sociology .............................................. 117
                                                                             Homeland Security Management Program
  Student Success .................................... 118
                                                                               (Bachelor) ............................................... 52
  Technology ........................................... 118
                                                                             Housing Procedures ................................... 13
  Travel .................................................... 124
                                                                             Housing Security Deposit .......................... 15
Course Load ............................................... 28
                                                                             Human Resources Certificate Program ...... 70
Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development
  Program, The.................................. 38, 106                     I
Credential Evaluation Services ................... 15                        Important Dates & Events ....................... 136
Credit-by-examination Policies .................. 28                         Incomplete Grades ..................................... 26
Credit Hour Definition .............................. 29                     Information Technology Program
Criminal Justice Administration Program                                        (Bachelor) ............................................... 53
  (Bachelor) ............................................... 51              Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program .. 71
Criminal Justice Program (Associate)......... 62                             International Student Application.............. 14
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) ... 29                                  Internship/Capstone................................... 32
Customer Satisfaction ................................ 29
D                                                                            Leadership Across the Curriculum ............. 37
Deans List .................................................. 29             Leadership Development Program
Degree Completion Locations ................... 42                             Planning Section .................................. 153
Degree Requirements ........................... 40, 42                       Leadership Toolkit ..................................... 38
Digital Arts Program (Associate) ............... 63                          Learning Disabilities .................................. 26
Directions To Central Penn College......... 137                              Legal Studies Program (Bachelor).............. 55
Directories ................................................ 126             Lifelong Learning ................................ 14, 32
Dropping or Adding Courses ..................... 30                          Lifelong Learning and Credits ............. 14, 32
Drug-free Schools and Communities Act
  Amendments, The .................................. 34
                                                                             Marketing Program (Associate) ................. 65
E                                                                            Medical Assisting Program (Associate) ...... 66
Early Warning ............................................ 30                Message from the President, A..................... 4
Entrepreneurship and Small Business                                          Midterm Warning ...................................... 32
  Program (Associate) ............................... 64                     Mission ......................................................... 7
F                                                                            O
Faculty ...................................................... 126           Off-site Courses ......................................... 32
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act                                      Online Courses ........................................... 32
  (FERPA), The ........................................ 34
Fees............................................................. 16
Financial Aid .............................................. 18
Financial Information................................. 15
Foreign Transcripts ..................................... 15

P                                                                           U
Paralegal Program (Associate) .................... 66                       Undeclared Major....................................... 33
Payment...................................................... 16            Uniforms .................................................... 17
Philosophies and Policies............................ 25
Physical Disabilities.................................... 27
                                                                            Vision ........................................................... 6
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  (Associate) .............................................. 67             W
Proof of Eligibility ........................................ 9             Withdrawal ................................................ 33
Reacceptance .............................................. 33
Readmission ............................................... 33
Refresher Training ...................................... 33
Refund and Distribution Policy .................. 17
Registration ................................................ 33
Registration Fee.......................................... 15
Repeating Courses ...................................... 33

Scholarships................................................ 20
Special Academic Opportunities ................ 33
Standardized Testing After Admission ...... 14
Student Definitions ...................................... 9
Student / Technology Fee........................... 16

Textbooks ................................................... 17
Transfer ...................................................... 14
Transfer Student Application Procedures ... 15
Tuition ........................................................ 16

Academic Planning Pages
                              Bachelor of Science Degree
                              ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

   *Bachelor degree students must limit the number of online courses to not exceed 61 credits.
All students must take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number                Course Name                Prerequisites      Credits    Grade
       STS005          The Central Penn Experience                              1
Required Humanities credits: 18 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are required.
9 other credits - at least 6 credits must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
Course Number                Course Name                Prerequisites      Credits    Grade
      ENG100               English Composition I                                3
      ENG110*              Oral Communications                                  3
      ENG200              English Composition II            ENG100              3

*For online programs, ENG220 Business Communications is required.
Required Social Science Credits: 12 credits; either IDS100 or IDS105 and 9
additional credits – at least 6 of which must be taken at the 200 level or higher.
Course Number                Course Name                Prerequisites      Credits    Grade
      IDS100 or           Freshman Seminar or
      IDS105            College Success Seminar

Math and Science: 15 credits; 3 credits in math taken at the 200 level
or higher; 3 credits in science at the 200 level or higher.
Course Number                Course Name                Prerequisites      Credits    Grade

Open Electives: 15 credits; at least 12 must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
Course Number                Course Name                Prerequisites      Credits    Grade

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

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

                             Associate in Science Degrees
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Associate degree students must limit the number of online courses to not exceed 34 credits.

All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
       STS005          The Central Penn Experience                             1
Required Humanities credits: 12 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are required.
3 credits other than ENG200 must be taken at the 200 level or higher.
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
      ENG100              English Composition I                                3
      ENG110*             Oral Communications                                  3
      ENG200              English Composition II           ENG100              3

*For online programs, ENG220 Business Communications is required.
Required Social Science Credits: 9 credits; either IDS100 or IDS105
and 6 additional credits; 3 credits at the 200 level or higher.
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
      IDS100 or           Freshman Seminar or
      IDS105            College Success Seminar

Math and Science: 9 credits; 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science;
at least 3 credits must be taken at the 200 level or higher.
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade

General Education Electives: 6 credits
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade

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

                     Associate in Applied Science Degree in
                          Physical Therapist Assistant
                            ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Associate degree students must limit the number of online courses not to exceed 34 credits.

All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits      Grade
       STS005         The Central Penn Experience                              1
Required Humanities credits: 12 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are
required and 3 credits other than ENG200 must be taken at the 200 level or higher.
Course Number              Course Name                Prerequisites      Credits      Grade
      ENG100             English Composition I                                3
      ENG110             Oral Communications                                  3
      ENG200            English Composition II            ENG100              3

Required Social Science Credits: 9 credits; either IDS100
or IDS105, PSY210, and 3 additional credits.
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits      Grade
     IDS100 or           Freshman Seminar or                                  3
     IDS105            College Success Seminar
      PSY210              Medical Psychology                                  3

Math and Science: 9 credits; BIO105, 3 credits in math and 3 additional credits. A
minimum of 3 credits must be taken at the 200 level or higher. Choices include BIO260,
BIO300, MTH105, MTH200, MTH220, MTH310, SCI100, SCI200, SCI205.
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits      Grade
      BIO105              Human Development                                   3

Open Electives: 6 credits; choices include ALH135, ALH160, ALH235, ALH245, BIO260,
BIO300, MTH105, MTH200, MTH220, MTH310, SCI100, SCI200, SCI205.
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits      Grade

Program/Concentration Requirements:
Course Number           Course Name                 Prerequisites        Credits   Grade
     ALH105           Medical Terminology                 None               2
     ALH120          Anatomy & Physiology I               None               3
                    Anatomy & Physiology I –
    ALH120L                                          enrollment in           1
     ALH130          Anatomy & Physiology II            ALH120               3

                                                     ALH120L, con-
                    Anatomy & Physiology II –
    ALH130L                                       current enroll-ment        1
                                                      in ALH130

     ALH230           Disease & Diagnostics                                  3
     ALH255          Medical Law and Ethics               None               3
                     Fundamental of Physical
     PTA100                                               None               2

     PTA155              PTA Procedures            ALH120, PTA100            4

     PTA235                 Modalities              ALH120L,                 4
                                                   ALH145, PTA100

     PTA245            Applied Kinesiology             ALH130,               4
     PTA255            Therapeutic Exercise         PTA235, PTA245           4

                                                    PTA230, PTA255
     PTA265         Neurological Rehabilitation       or concurrent          4
                                                      with PTA255

     PTA298           PTA Clinical Practice         PTA235, PTA245           1

                                                    completion of all
                                                     courses and re-
                                                    quirements of the
     PTA299             Internship for PTA                                   3
                                                   PTA program and
                                                    to have passed all
                                                  required competency
                                                   tests and STS300.

      STS300           Job Pursuit Seminar           48 credits earned       1

                      Associate in Applied Science Degree in
                         Digital Arts, Medical Assisting
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Associate of Applied Science degree students must limit the number of online courses to not
                                        exceed 29 credits

All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits     Grade
       STS005          The Central Penn Experience                            1
Required Humanities credits: 9 credits; ENG100, and ENG200 are required
3 credits other than ENG200 must be taken at the 200 level or higher
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits     Grade
      ENG100              English Composition I                               3
      ENG200             English Composition II            ENG100             3

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

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

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

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

              Leadership Development Program Planning Section
                           PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM
   The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program is open to all students pursuing a
degree. This selective program allows students to develop their leadership skills to further improve
preparation for their career or advancement in their chosen career. The program is setup to allow
students to choose from three distinct designation levels to match their interests. The program
involves an application process with the Leadership Development Program Committee. Upon
acceptance, participants are expected to take ownership and responsibility for meeting designation
level requirements. In order to ensure successful completion of The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
Development Program, it is a necessity for participants to maintain on-going communications with
the Leadership Development Committee and respective Academic Advisors. Students interested
in The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program should contact the Academic Dean
for an application to begin the process.
Universal Aspirations for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
   The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program expects students to continuously
meet and exceed the challenges of leadership beyond earning high grades in preselected courses.
During the pursuit of earning one of the designation levels, the applicant must also demonstrate
active leadership participation in terms of student or leadership organizations. By obtaining a well-
rounded Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program experience between theoretical and
practical activities, one can gain the exposure needed to meet the overall objectives covered in all
designation levels.
•	   Students will judge the value of a process or product through critical reading, discussion,
     and analysis in order to gain knowledge and recognition of leadership as a practicing process
     within a multitude of organizations.
•	   Students will develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style and how it
     correlates to business practices and decisions.
•	   Students will expand their knowledge base, understanding, and appreciation for varied
     social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic values to compare the perceptions of followers and
     leaders based on those followership styles.
•	   Students will integrate effective written and oral communication into daily business and
     professional practices in order to discover how to handle and communicate effectively
     within a group or team setting.
   Along with the opportunity for such designation, comes the challenge for the student
to continuously serve and improve oneself, the team, and the community. This program will
enable the student to obtain that competitive, leadership edge regardless of the situation in the
professional world.
   Students participating in the standard or advanced sections of The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
Program will meet the above objectives and take the following coursework per designated level. The
Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program standard and advanced level are appropriate
for associate and bachelor degree level students. Also, certain specifications may differ due to field-
related program accreditation requirements.
   In order to prepare for the designation processes, students would need to complete the following
basic prerequisite courses: PSY100(Psychology) or SOC100(Sociology), ENG100/200 (English
Composition I and II), and ENG110 (Oral Communications).
Medical Assisting/Physical Therapist Assistant/Paralegal Students
Go Straight To Page 156 For Field-Related Planning Section.

Standard Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
     Course                                       Associate
                Course Name      Prerequisites                     Special Alerts      Credits Grade
     Number                                       Applied
                                                 Science DA

                                                                    3 extra credits
                                                                   may be required
               Communications                                     for COM courses
 COM215                             PHI105        Humanities
                  Ethics                                           counting also as
                                                                   program degree

                Leadership in
     SOC400                        ENG200        Social Science         -----
     PHI105         Ethics           None         Education             -----
**Note: DA (Digital Arts)

Advanced Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
                Course Name      Prerequisites    in Science       Special Alerts      Credits Grade

                   Nature of                          Social
     IDS325                          PHI105                              -----
                  Leadership                        Science
                 Martin Luther                        Social
     HIS315                         ENG200                               -----
                   King                             Science
     PHI105           Ethics          None        Education              -----
                                                                     3 extra credits
                                                                   may be required
                                                                  for COM courses
 COM215 Communications               PHI105       Education
                                                                   counting also as
           Ethics                                 Electives
                                                                   program degree

Honors Designation Level for The Craiger C. Parker
Leadership Development Program Objectives
   For Bachelor degree seeking students who wish to challenge themselves to expand their
horizons a bit further, they can apply for acceptance into the honors level of The Craiger C.
Parker Leadership Development Program. In addition to reaching the overarching objectives of
the program, students involved in this level will also refine application of theory by meeting the
following additional objectives:
•	     Students will differentiate between leadership and management concepts by analyzing and
       reviewing variety of processes.
•	     Students will explore and examine leadership roles within their chosen career field through
       the demonstration of professional competence and confidence.

•	     Students will discuss the knowledge needed to develop and motivate followers.
•	     Students will gain knowledge on and techniques to continually improve an organization by
       using critical thinking, problem solving, and various research methods to support decisions.
Honors Designation Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program

                Course Name      Prerequisites     Bachelor        Special Alerts        Credits Grade
     PHI105         Ethics           None         Humanities
                Leadership in
     SOC400                         ENG200       Social Science          -----
                   Nature of
     IDS325                         PHI105       Social Science          -----
                                                                  3 to 9 extra credits
                                                                   may be required
                 Principles of                      Open           for BUS courses
     BUS220                          None
                 Management                        Electives       counting also as
                                                                   program degree

                                                                  3 to 9 extra credits
                                                                   may be required
                                  BUS220 and
                Organizational                      Open           for BUS courses
     BUS365                        PSY100 or
                  Behavior                         Electives       counting also as
                                                                   program degree

                                                                  3 to 9 extra credits
                                                                   may be required
                                                    Open           for BUS courses
     BUS401        Process          BUS365
                                                   Electives       counting also as
                                                                   program degree

                                                                  3 to 9 extra credits
                                                                   may be required
                                                    Open           for BUS courses
     BUS402       Change            BUS220
                                                   Electives       counting also as
                                                                   program degree
                Martin Luther                       Open
     HIS315                         ENG200                               -----
                   King                            Electives

                           Please refer
 LDS400    Leadership
                             to catalog             Open
   or   Project or Honors                                                -----
                            for specific           Electives
 HON400      Project

                        Field Related Planning Section for LDP
        (Medical Assisting, Physical Therapy Assisting, and Paralegal Students)
Standard Level Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
(Medical Assisting Students)
 Course                                            Applied
                Course Name        Prerequisites                     Special Alerts   Credits Grade
 Number                                            Science

  PSY100                                   None     Social Science        ----

              Medical Law and
 ALH255                                    None      Humanities           ----
                  Human                             Math/Science/
  BIO105                                   None                           ----
                Development                          Technology
**Note: DA (Digital Arts)/MA(Medical Assisting)

Standard Level for Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
(Physical Therapy Assisting Students)
                                                     in Science
 Course                                               Degree/
                Course Name        Prerequisites                     Special Alerts   Credits Grade

                  Medical Law
 ALH255                                    None       Humanities          ----
                  and Ethics

                    Medical                              Social
  PSY210                                   PSY100                         ----
                  Psychology                           Science

  BIO105                                   None       Science/            ----
*Note: PTA(Physical Therapist Assistant)

Standard Level for Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
(Paralegal Students)

                                                in Science
 Course                                          Degree/
             Course Name       Prerequisites                   Special Alerts   Credits Grade

 LGS310                           LGS130         Humanities         ----

 LGS180      Perspectives of        None                            ----
            the Constitution

 LGS220            Torts            None                            ----

   Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program Activities Log
  ID #:
   The following log will assist you in tracking your leadership-related activities as a requirement
of the Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program (LDP) designation. These activities
are separate from the community service hours needed for graduation. After the leadership-
related activities have been completed, retain this form for verification with the LDP Coordinator
and the LDP Committee.
    Personnel with Organization
      Signature of Authorized
  Connection to

   LDP Course



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Summer Term:
  Evening Students Begin: Monday, July 8, 2012         End: Saturday, September 22, 2012
  Day Students     Begin: Tuesday, July 9, 2012        End: Saturday, September 22, 2012
                   Monday, September 3, 2012 – Labor Day – College Closed – affected classes see
Fall Term:         Begin: Monday, October 8, 2012 End: December 22, 2012
                   Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - Evening Classes only will be given
                   Blackboard assignments affected classes see Blackboard
                   Thursday – Sunday, November 22, 2012 – November 25, 2012
                   Thanksgiving Holiday – College Closed – affected classes see Blackboard
Winter Term:       Begin: Monday, January 7, 2013      End: March 23, 2013
Spring Term:       Begin: Monday, April 8, 2013        End: June 22, 2013
                   Monday, May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day - College Closed – affected classes see Blackboard
                                       Central Penn College
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600 Valley Road                    1905 Old Philadelphia Pike             1455 Valley Center Parkway,
P.O. Box 309                       Lancaster, PA 17602                    Suite 200
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309          (717) 393-0779                         Bethlehem, PA 18017
(717) 732-0702                                                            (484) 895-3745
    ImpOrtANt phONe NUmberS                                         INCLemeNt WeAther
Office                                            phone
Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2510         In cases of inclement weather or other
Activities & Athletics. . . . . . . . . ext. 2530           emergency situations, Central Pennsylvania
Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2224        College delays or closings will be
Career Resource Center . . . . . . ext. 2262                announced through the college Website
Comm Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2390 , student emails and
Computer Help Desk. . . . (HELP) ext. 4357                  the answering service.
Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2258
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2261         On days when the college is closed,
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2398
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2508     students must use Blackboard to access
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2264           their coursework.
Operator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2237       On days when the college is having a
Provost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2510      modified snow schedule, it is considered a
Records & Registration . . . . . . . ext. 2229              casual dress day.

reSIdeNt AdVISOrS                                           The modified snow schedule of classes is
  Anne 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2552         as follows:
  Gale 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2555
  Jeremy 145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2553            Normal Class time Snow Schedule
  Kathi 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2363          7:30 a.m.          9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
  Todd 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2551           8:40 a.m.          9:55 - 10:40 a.m.
  Zachary 173 . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2554               9:50 a.m.          10:50 - 11:35 a.m.
  Weekend on-call . . . . . . . . 982-1806                    11:00 a.m.         11:45 - 12:30 p.m.
                                                              12:10 p.m.         12:40 - 1:25 p.m.
Scoozi Café . . . . . . . . ext. 2293 or 2304                 1:20 p.m.          1:35 - 2:20 p.m.
Security . . . . . . . ext. 2364 or 982-1808                  2:30 p.m.          Return to regular
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 2390                                 schedule
Student Services Dean . . . . . . . ext. 2273
Vice President/Chief
   Academic Officer . . . . . . . . . ext. 2324

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