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EDISON COLLEGE 
2003-2004 CATALOG 



Charlotte County Campus 

26300 Airport Road 

Punta Gorda, Rorida 33950-5759 

(941) 637-5629 

TTY (941) 637-3508 
(For Hearing or Speech Impaired Only) 

Collier County Campus 

7007 Lely Cultural Parkway 

Naples, Florida 34113-8977 

(239) 732-3737 

TTY (239) 732-3788 
(For Hearing or Speech Impaired Only) 

Lee County Campus 

8099 College Parkway, SW 

P.O. Box 60210 

Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210 

(239) 489-9300 

TTY (239) 489-9093 
(For Hearing or Speech Impaired Only) 

Hendry / Glades Services 

4050 Cowboy Way 

LaBelle, Florida 33935 

(863) 674-0408 

1-800-749-2322 

Internet Address: http://www.edison.edu 

Edison College, officially known as Edison Community College, is part of the Florida state system of public 
community colleges. Edison Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679- 
4501) to award the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and certificates. Edison is also a member of 
the American Association of Community Colleges and the Florida Association of Community Colleges. 

The programs, policies, requirements and regulations published in this Catalog are continually subject to review 
to serve the needs of the College's various constituencies and are subject to change as circumstances may require. 
Changes are accessible through Edison's website: www.edison.edu. 

Students needing special accommodations should contact (239) 489-9427, Ext. 1427 at the Lee County Campus, 
seventy-two hours prior to the anticipated visit. Documentation of the specific need is required. 



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EDISON 
COLLEGE 

A Student-Centered Learning College 




DISTRICT OFFICES 

8099 College Parkway, S.W. 

P.O. Box 60210 

Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210 

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION 

Dr. Kenneth P. Walker 

District President 

Dr. James A. Slusher 

District Executive Vice President 
Campus President 

Robert R. Jones 

District Vice President 
Administration and Finance 

Dr. Vern Denning 

District Vice President 
Academic Affairs 

Dr. Michelle Releford 

District Vice President 
Student Services 



Maureen McClintock 

District Vice President 
Institutional Advancement 



Table of Contents 



Board of Trustees 4 

Welcome from the President 5 

Mission Statement 6 

Edison College History 7 

Campus Maps 8 

Academic Calendar, Admissions, Degree Accelerated Programs, Residency, Records, Financial Aid, lYiition . . 11 

Academic Calendar 12 

Admissions 13 

Degree Acceleration Programs 17 

Registration 23 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 25 

Records Policies 28 

Tuition and Fees 31 

Financial Information/Financial Aid 32 

Veterans Information 34 

Scholarships 35 

Academic Policies and Procedures Relating to Students 39 

Academic Information 45 

Honors Scholar Program 45 

Learning Assistance 47 

CLAST 49 

Graduation Requirements 54 

Student Services and Florida Laws Regulating Student Standards 55 

Student Services 55 

Student Life 58 

Student Organizations 58 

Student Government Association 60 

General Regulations for Student Development/ Activities 61 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 65 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 65 

Traffic Regulations 69 

State Statutes and College Policies Affecting Students 71 

Programs of Study 79 

Continuing Education 81 

Career Center/Internships 82 

University Center 83 

Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide 84 

Distance Learning 88 

Associate in Science Degree Programs 90 

Certificate Programs Ill 

Course Information 126 

Course Descriptions 1 27 

Administration and Faculty 180 

Glossary of Terms 193 

Helpful Information 1 96 

Bookstore, Learning Resources, Computer Lab 197 

Index 198 



Edison Community College 
District Board of Trustees 




Frederick A. Deal, B.S. 

Chairman 
Collier County 




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Washington D. Baquero, M.D. 

Lee County 




Enid S. Gorvine, B.A. 

Vice Chairman 
Charlotte County 





Dawn D. Hoffman 

Lee County 




Kenneth J. Downing, B.S. 

Hendry County 



Darol H.M. Carr, J.D. 

Charlotte County 






Kim C. Long, B.A. 

Collier County 



Julia G, Perry, B.A.E. 

Glades County 



W. Mahlan Houghton, Jr., B.B.A. 

Lee County 




Dear Students, 

Welcome to Edison Community College. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the philosophy of providing top 
quality education in a friendly atmosphere with individual attention to the needs of our students. You will find that we 
have an outstanding faculty qualified by professional preparation and experience, and dedicated to the creation of a 
meaningful, successful, and disciplined learning environment. 

At Edison, we believe in designing the system around the student's needs, not in molding the student to the system. 
We call this environment a student-centered learning college. We strive to provide learning opportunities which encour- 
age students to become immersed in and responsible for their educational process, with assistance from staff and faculty. 
We believe in providing an environment rich in opportunity, encouragement, and methods that allow students to become 
successful, responsible learners today and competent, accountable leaders of tomorrow. 

We are conmiitted to the pursuit of excellence through effectiveness, innovation and accountability. Please help us 
achieve excellence by coming to Edison with a dedication and commitment for serious learning which will enable you 
to reap the maximum benefits from your experience here. We also invite you to give of your time, effort and abilities in 
a positive and constructive way which will enrich your learning and make the college a better place because you have 
been here. 

Sincerely, 




Kenneth P. Walker 
District President 



EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

PURPOSE 

The purpose of Edison Community College is to deliver high-quality, convenient, and affordable 
learning opportunities to diverse populations. 

MISSION 

In order to fulfill its purpose, it is the College's mission to strive for excellence through innova- 
tion and continuous improvement as it provides: 

General and pre-professional education through the Associate in Arts degree 

Workforce development programs through Associate in Science degrees and certificates of training 
for employment in specialized fields 

Access to baccalaureate degree programs through upper-division transfer, articulation, site-based 
programming, and partnerships with colleges and universities 

Preparatory instruction for students needing academic development for entry into and success in 
college-level coursework 

Personal and professional development opportunities through credit and non-credit programs 

Accessibility to programs through academic advising, flexible scheduling, and distance education 

Services and opportunities that promote academic, personal, and social growth among students 

Educational partnerships with business, industry, government, and other institutions 

Cultural resources for the community goals 

GOALS 

Using its purpose statement as the foundation for planning and evaluation, Edison Community 
College has developed a master action plan, 2002 Edison, which outlines four major goals. 

Improve the quality of learning and student success 

Improve institutional effectiveness and efficiency 

Improve educational accessibility throughout the district 

Develop and maintain community partnerships 



History 



With the first students admitted to Edison in the fall of 1962, Edison Community College celebrates 41 years of service 
to Southwest Florida this year. Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are offered at Edison as well as various cer- 
tificate programs. 

From its first quarters in the old Gwyne Institute Building in downtown Fort Myers, Edison moved to its permanent 140- 
acre campus in south Lee County in June 1965. Following a master plan designed to provide for growth and future needs, the 
Lee County Campus has twenty-four permanent structures including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 

Edison's Collier County Campus opened in March of 1992. The beautiful campus is located on a 80-acre site near State 
Road 951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in east Naples. The Charlotte County Campus opened in 1997. Located on a 
wooded site on Airport Road in Punta Gorda, the campus is an excellent addition to the Charlotte area. Edison also provides 
outreach services to students in Hendry and Glades counties. 

Edison Community College is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, 
Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida. 
Currently about 350 professional and support staff members provide the full-time instructional and support services for the 
more than 13,000 credit and nearly 10,000 non-credit students who participate in Edison courses and programs each year. 




Edison Community College is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity institution. Programs, activities, and facilities of the 
College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital 
status and national origin. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal opportunity or equal access should be addressed 
to the District Director of Human Resources. 



Charlotte County Campus 

The Charlotte County Campus is located on a 200-acre site at 26300 Airport Road near 1-75. From 11 buildings in a beau- 
tiful and traditional setting, the campus offers a full range of higher education services. 

Courses of study leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or certificate programs, as well as non-credit continu- 
ing education classes are offered at the Charlotte County Campus. A childcare facility and fitness center are available to serve 
students and the community. 




KEY 

Child Care Ub CC 

Classroonu CL 

Fitness Center FC 

Faculty Offices FO 

Allied Health Laboratories ....HS 

Learning Resources LS 

Observatory OB 

Plant Operations PP 

Student Activities 

/Auditorium SA 

Science Laboratories SC 

Student Services 

/Administration SS 



Parking 



EDISON 



COMMUNITY COLLEGE • CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS 

26300 Airport Road • Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 

(941) 637-5629 



CC-CHILD CARE 

CL-CLASSROOMS 

Classrooms 
Art Studio 
Computer Labs 

FC-FITNESS CENTER 

YMCA Fitness Program 

FO-FACULTY OFFICES 

Faculty Offices 



HS-HEALTH SCIENCE 

Computer Lab 
Nursing Lab 
Emergency Medical 

Services Lab 
Faculty Offices 

LS-LEARNING 
RESOURCES 

Library 

Learning Assistance Lab 
Distance Learning 
Edison University Center 



OB-OBSERVATORY 

Astronomical Observatory 

PP-PHYSICAL PLANT 

Mailroom 

Physical Plant Offices 

Custodial/Grounds 

SA-STUDENT ACTIVITIES 

Cafeteria 
Theatre 

Tutoring Center 
Clubs/Organizations 
Bookstore 



SC-SCIENCE 

Science Labs 
Faculty Offices 

SS-STUDENT SERVICES 

Admi ssions/Registration 

Advising 

Auxiliary Aids 

Financial Aid 

Career Center 

Cashier 

Continuing Education 

Information Desk 
Testing Center 
Public Safety 
Administration 



Collier County Campus 



The Collier County Campus of Edison Community College is located on a 80-acre site at 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, 
just south of Rattlesnake Hammock Road and west of Collier Blvd. (State Road 951) near Naples. The campus is composed 
of one and two story buildings including learning resources (library), bookstore, cafeteria, classrooms, auditorium, student 
lounge, gymnasium and physical education facilities; biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories; specialized laboratories 
for computer science, EMS, and nursing; and learning assistance. A Painting and Drawing Laboratory is planned for the Fall 
semester. Courses of study leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or certificate programs, as well as non-credit 
continuing education classes are offered at the Collier County Campus. 



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EDISON 



COMMUNITY COLLEGE • COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS 

7007 Lely Cultural Parkway • Naples, Florida 34 11 3-8977 

(239) 732-3700 



KEY 

Adjninislrabon ^ 

Siudcni Services .A 

Admmioiu. Registndon, 

Counseling ...Jk 

Cashier .A 

Continuing Educadon .A 

Audiiorium B 

Booi(store C 

GJcteria C 

Snidcnt Center D 

Library G 

Classrooms E. F. G, J 

Science Laboratories E 

Nursing Laboraloty E 

Computer Laboratory G 

DLA Laboratory G 

Faculty Offices A E, F 

Hcalth/PhysicaJ Education ] 

Plant Operations H. 1 




"A" Building: 

Academic Advising 
Administration 
Admissions & 
Registration 
Cashier 

Continuing Education 
Counseling 
Faculty Offices 
Financial Aid 
Information Center 
Security 
Student Activities & Clubs 

"B" Building: 

Auditorium 

Art and Humanities 

Classrooms 



"C" Building 

Bookstore 
Cafeteria 

"D" Building 

Student Lounge 

"E" Building: 

Classrooms 
Emergency Medical 

Services Lab 
Faculty Offices 
Nursing Lab 
Nursing Offices 
Science Labs 



"F" BuUding: 

Classrooms 
Faculty Offices 

"G" Building: 

Career Center 
Computer Classrooms 
Computer Lab 
Distance Learning 

Classroom 
Learning Assistance Lab 

(DLA Lab) 
Learning Resources 

(Library) 
Tutoring Lab 



"H" & "I" Building: 

Plant Operations 

"HPE" Building: 

Gymnasium 
Health/Physical Education 



Lee County Campus 



The Lee County Campus is located on approximately 140 acres between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive in 
South Lee County. Courses of study leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or certificate programs, as well as non- 
credit Continuing Education classes are offered at the Lee County Campus. The first permanent location of the College, the 
Lee County Campus, was constructed in 1965. The campus is made up of one and two story classroom buildings including: 
library; bookstore; cafeteria; student center; auditorium; and specialized laboratories for science, computer science, nursing, 
health technologies, and college preparatory classes. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Gallery of Fine Art, and 
the Kulakowski Observatory are located on the Lee County Campus. 




COMMUNITY COLLEGE • LEE COUNTY CAMPUS 

A Student Centered Learning College 

8099 College Paricwsiy SW • Fort M)-ers. Florida 33919 

(239) 489-9300 



Walker Health Sciences Hall 

Health and Sciences 

Division 
Health Technologies 
Anatomy and Physiology 

Lab 
Cardiovascular 
Technology 

Dental Assisting 
Dental Hygiene 
Microbiology Lab 
Nursing 
Physical Therapist 

Assisting 
Radiologic Technology 
Respiratory Care 

Technology 

Leonhardt Hall 

Learning Assistance 
Mathematics 
Natural Sciences 

Robinson Hall 

Administrative Offices 



Learning Resources Hall 

Business Office 
Corbin Auditorium 
Human Resources 
Learning Resources 

Humanities Hall 

Gallery of Fine Art 

Communications 

Art 

Humanities 

Music 

H.C.S.S. Division 

Information Technology Hall 

Kulakowski Observatory 

Gresham Hall 

Crime Scene Technology 
Criminal Justice 

Technology 
Emergency Medical 

Services 
Fire Science 
Golf Course Operations 
Paralegal Studies 



Hendry Hall 

Accounting 
Business 
Computer Labs 
Drafting & Design 
Social Sciences 
Workforce Division 

Sabal Hall 

Cashier 
Distance Learning 

Royal Palm Hall 

Lecture Halls 

Areca Hall 

Lecture Halls 

Howard Hall 

Lecture Halls 
University Center 



Taeni Hall 

Admissions 

Advising 

Assessment 

Bookstore 

Cafeteria 

Career Center 

Counseling 

District Vice President of 

Student Services 
Financial Aid 
Office of the Registrar 
Records 
Registration 

Student Support Services 
Student Government and 

Club Offices 

Center for Professional 
Development 

Continuing Education 



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Academic Calendar 

Admissions 

Accelerated Programs 

Registration 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 

Records 

T\iition and Fees 

Financial Aid 



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OFFICIAL COLLEGE CALENDAR 2003-2004 

Fall Semester 2003 Spring Semester 2004 Summer Semester 2004 


ADMISSION: lull A K Full A B Full A 1 B 


Last day tor new degree-seeking 
students to apply for admission 


Aug 15 


Aug 15 


Oct 15 


Jan 5 


Jan 5 


Mar 2 


May 7 


May 7 


Jun 24 


ADViSINCJ: 


Advising begins for degree-seeking 
students 


Jun2 


Jun2 


Jun2 


Oct 13 


Oct 13 


Oct 13 


Marl 


Marl 


Marl 


( I.ASSFS: 


First day of classes 


Aug 25 


Aug 25 


Oct 16 


Jan 7 


Jan 7 


Mar 3 


May 10 


May 10 


Jun 18 


Last day of classes 


Dec 4 


Oct 10 


Dec 8 


Apr 28 


Feb 26 


Apr 30 


Aug 3 


Jun 17 


Aug 4 


FINAL FXAMINATIONS: 


See exam schedule in class schedule 


Dec 5- 11 


Oct 13-15 


Dec 9-11 


Apr 29- 
May 5 


Feb 27- 
Mar2 


May 3-5 


Aug 4-10 


Jun 21-23 


Aug 5-10 


(JRADKS: 


Last day to remove "Incomplete" from 
the previous semester 


Sep 22 


N/A 


N/A 


Feb 3 


N/A 


N/A 


Jun7 


N/A 


N/A 


Final grades due from the faculty by 
4:30pm 


Dec 12 


Oct 16 


Dec 12 


May 7 


Mar 3 


May 7 


Aug 11 


Jun 24 


Aug 11 


(JRADI'ATION: 


Commencement 




May 7 






May 7 






May 7 




Deadline to submit name for inclusion 
in commencement booklet. 




Nov 7 






Apr 2 






Jul 8 




HOLIDAYS: 


College closed 


Aug 30- 
Sepl 


Aug 30- 
Sepl 


Vov 27-30 


Jan 17-19 


Jan 17-19 


Mar 15-21 


May 29-31 May 29-31 


Jul 3-5 




Nov 27-30 






Mar 15-21 




Apr 9- 11 


Jul 3-5 








Dec 17- 
Jan 4 






Apr 9- 11 












RF(;iSTRATI()N: 


Web registration begins 


Jun9 


Jun9 


Jun9 


Oct 20 


Oct 20 


Oct 20 


Mar 8 


Mar 8 


Mar 8 


On-campus registration begins for 
Accelerated students 


Jul? 


Jul 7 


Jul 7 


Nov 17 


Nov 17 


Nov 17 


Apr 5 


Apr 5 


Apr 5 


On-campus open registration begins 


Jul 28 


Jul 28 


Jul 28 


Dec 8 


Dec 8 


Dec 8 


Apr 26 


Apr 26 


Apr 26 


Late Registration begins ($25 penalty) 


Aug 25 


Aug 25 


Oct 16 


Jan 7 


Jan 7 


Mar 3 


May 10 


May 10 


Jun 28 


LAST DA^ TO: 


Register for classes 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 5 


May 13 


May 12 


Jun 30 


Add a class, change sections of a 
course without financial penalty, 
change from credit/audit to audit/credit 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 5 


May 13 


May 12 


Jun 30 


Drop a class with a 100% refund 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 5 


May 13 


May 12 


Jun 30 


Withdraw from individual courses or 
from college 


Oct 29 


Sep 25 


Nov 18 


Mar 22 


Feb 10 


Apr 14 


Jul 6 


Jun 7 


Jul 26 


KKSIDKNC V: 


Last day to apply for change of 
residency tor tuition purposes 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 5 


May 13 


May 12 


Jun 30 


IKSTINC;: 


Last day to register for the 
CLAST exam 




Sep 5 






Jan 23 






May 7 




CLAST examination 




Oct 4 






Feb 21 






Jun 5 




Testing and orientation begins 
for new students 


Jun2 


Jun2 


Jun2 


Oct 13 


Oct 13 


Oct 13 


Marl 


Marl 


Marl 



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ADMISSIONS 



Edison Community College affirms its policy of open 
admissions. All applicants for admissions are considered 
solely on the basis of their academic qualifications without 
regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, 
marital status and national origin. Edison assesses a non- 
refundable $20 admissions application fee for all new stu- 
dents. The admissions application is not processed until 
the admissions application fee is received. 

Edison Community College reserves the right to deny 
admission to any applicant and to suspend or dismiss any 
student whose behavior is not in keeping with the best 
interests of Edison. Edison Community College has 
assigned the responsibility for administering Edison's 
Admissions policies to the Office of the Registrar. 

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree-Seeking Student 

The AA degree provides students with the foundation 
needed to be successful at any one of Rorida's eleven state 
universities. To be admitted as an AA degree-seeking 
student, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 

— Have earned a standard high school diploma from an 
accredited high school in the United States. Foreign 
students must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school 
diploma and must meet language standards established 
through College policy and/or procedure; or 

— Have earned a high school diploma through any State 
Department of Education based on performance on 
the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test, pro- 
vided the test was administered in English; or 

— Have completed a home education program meeting 
the requirements of F.S. 1002.41; or 

— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students; and 

— Have completed college placement testing. (Please see 
Assessment Services page 55 for more informadon) 

Associate in Science (AS) Degree-Seeking 
Student 

The AS degree prepares students for immediate 
employment in a technical or occupational area. To be 
admitted as an AS degree-seeking student, an applicant 
must meet the following requirements: 

— Have earned a standard high school diploma from an 
accredited high school in the United States. Foreign 
students must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school 
diploma and must meet language standards established 
through College policy and/or procedure; or 

— Have earned a high school diploma through any State 
Department of Education based on performance on 
the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test, pro- 
vided the test was administered in English; or 

— Have completed a home education program meeting 
the requirements of F.S. 1002.41; or 



— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students; and 

— Have completed college placement testing. (Please see 
Assessment Services page 55 for more information) 

The AS degree programs in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, 
Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, and 
Cardiovascular Technology are selective admissions pro- 
grams. Admission to Edison does not automatically admit 
an applicant to these programs of study. Students must 
complete a separate application for admission to the par- 
ticular program of study. 

College Certificate-Seeking Student 

College certificate programs are usually one year or 
less in length and prepare students for employment in spe- 
cialized areas. To be admitted as a certificate-seeking 
student, an applicant must meet the following require- 
ments: 

— Have earned a standard high school diploma from an 
accredited high school in the United States. Foreign 
students must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school 
diploma and must meet language standards established 
through College policy and/or procedure; or 

— Have earned a high school diploma through any State 
Department of Education based on performance on 
the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test, pro- 
vided the test was administered in English; or 

— Have completed a home education program meeting 
the requirements of F.S. 1002.41; or 

— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students; and 

— Have completed college placement testing. (Please see 
Assessment Services page 55 for more information) 

Post Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) 
Certificate-Seeking Student 

PSAV programs are usually one year or less in length 
and prepare students for employment in specialized areas. 
To be admitted as a PSAV certificate-seeking student, an 
applicant must meet the following requirements: 

— Have earned a standard high school diploma from an 
accredited high school in the United States. Foreign 
students must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school 
diploma and must meet language standards established 
through College policy and/or procedure; or 

— Have earned a high school diploma through any State 
Department of Education based on performance on 
the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test, pro- 
vided the test was administered in English; or 

— Have completed a home education program meeting 
the requirements of F.S. 1002.41 ; or 

— Have been approved by Edi.son for entry into the 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students; or 



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— Be 16 or older and left high school before earning a 
standard high school diploma or the equivalency of a 
standard high school diploma; and 

— Have completed college placement testing. (Please see 
Assessment Services page 55 for more information) 

The PSAV program in Dental Assisting is a limited 
access program. Admission to Edison does not automati- 
cally admit an applicant to this program of study. Students 
must complete a separate application for admission to the 
Dental Assisting program. 

After the admissions application has been processed, 
the Office of the Registrar notifies each applicant of their 
acceptance to Edison and provides the applicant with 
assessment, advisement and registration information. 
Accepted applicants may begin their studies any term. See 
the academic calendar in this catalog. 

*NOTE: Florida law (F.S. 1003.43 ) provides that students 
graduating from a Florida public high school subsequent to 
August 1, 1987 and applying for admission to an Associate 
in Arts degree program must meet specific general require- 
ments for high school graduation. Graduates from private 
high schools and out-of-state public schools must have 
completed a curriculum that includes 4 years of English 
and 3 years each of mathematics, science, and social 
studies. However, in lieu of the English requirement, 
foreign students may use four years of instruction in their 
native language or language of instruction in the second- 
ary school attended. Students presenting a GED diploma 
must have taken the test in English for admission to any 
associate degree or certificate program. 

International Students on Student Visas (Fl) 

Applicants with or seeking an International Student 
Visa (F-1) must meet the following additional admission 
requirements. Edison assesses a non-refundable $50 
admissions application fee for all new F-1 students. The 
admissions application is not processed until the admis- 
sions application fee is received. Edison issues an 1-20 
form after all admission requirements are met. The appli- 
cant may be issued the F- 1 Visa when they present the 1-20 
form to the appropriate personnel in an U.S. Embassy. 

1 . The applicant must apply for admission and submit all 
required admission credentials (as outlined below) to 
the Office of the Registrar no later than sixty (60) days 
prior to the published first class day of the term for 
which they are seeking admission. 
2. Non-English speaking applicants must submit accept- 
able TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 
scores. Edison requires a minimum score of 213 on the 
computerized TOEFL or 550 on the written TOEFL. 
Applicants scoring below established cut-off scores are 
referred to the Department of Learning Assistance for 
additional testing and placement into the Intensive 
English Training Program. 



3. The applicant or sponsor must provide a notarized 
financial statement confirming the availability (in 
U.S. dollars) of the required funds to the applicant. 
The applicant or sponsor must complete the 
Sponsorship Affidavit form. Edison does not provide 
sponsors, financial assistance, dormitories or trans- 
portation services. 

4. The applicant must provide an official high school 
transcript as well as official transcripts from any col- 
leges or universities that the applicant attended. 
Applicants interested in receiving transfer credit for 
coursework completed in a non-US institution must 
have their transcript(s) evaluated by a credential eval- 
uation service approved by Edison. Transcripts in lan- 
guages other than English must be translated by a cre- 
dential translation service approved by Edison. A list 
of approved agencies is available upon request. The 
translation must include authentic verifying state- 
ments and signatures. The applicant must have at least 
the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma to be eli- 
gible for admission. An admission decision is made 
after all documents are received. 

5. An applicant seeking to transfer from a college or uni- 
versity located in the U.S. must provide the following 
items before a final admission decision is reached: 

a. All of the information included in requirements 
Numbers 1-4 above, 

b. An official transcript from the current U.S. 
college or university, 

c. A copy of the current 1-20 form, and 

d. A visa clearance form from the International 
Student Advisor at the current U.S. college or 
university. 

6. The applicant and sponsor must have an orientation 
with the International Student Advisor or designee no 
later than thirty (30) days prior to the first class day of 
the term for which the applicant is seeking admission. 

7. All international students must meet the Standards of 
Academic Progress for International Students (full- 
time status/12 credits per semester and a cumulative 
2.00 grade point average). 

8. Applicants transferring from a high school, college or 
university located in the U.S. must present a current I- 
20 form and F- 1 Visa. 

9. All applicants must provide proof of health and acci- 
dent insurance to include a body repatriation and body 
evacuation rider prior to registering for classes. 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 

Non-degree seeking students enroll in college credit 
courses to upgrade employment skills, for transfer credit 
purposes, or for personal interest and enjoyment. These 
individuals must complete an application for admissions. 
Non-degree seeking students must meet all course pre- 
requisites for any college credit course taken. Non-degree 
seeking students wishing to enroll in a college level math- 



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ematics or English course are required to complete the 
Florida College Entry Level Placement Test (FCELPT) or 
submit a full set of ACT-E, SAT-R scores or be test 
exempt. (Please see Assessment Services page 55 for more 
information) Non-degree seeking students who intend to 
become degree or certificate seeking students must meet 
Edison's admission requirements for those programs. In 
addition, non-degree seeking students must change to 
degree or certifiate seeking status prior to the last day to 
drop classes with a refund. Changes to a student's status 
will not be made after the last day to drop classes with a 
refund. The last day to drop classes with a refund can be 
found in the Academic Calendar on page 12. 

NOTE: Non-degree seeking students may not be eligible 
for financial aid, veteran's benefits and certain academic 
programs/services that require degree-seeking status. 

Non-English Speaking Students 

Since EngUsh is the language of instruction at Edison, 
applicants must demonstrate EngUsh proficiency and are 
required to submit acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a 
Foreign Language) scores. Edison requires a minimum 
score of 213 on the computerized TOEFL or 550 on the 
written TOEFL. ACT-E or SAT-R scores may be submitted 
and considered in lieu of TOEFL scores. Applicants scoring 
below established cut-off scores are referred to the 
Department of Learning Assistance for additional testing 
and placement into the Intensive EngUsh Training Program. 

Requirements for Re-admission 

Students who have not attended Edison within the past 
year must submit an admissions application (the admis- 
sions application fee is not required for former students) 
and such other information as may be required by the 
Office of the Registrar. Degree-seeking students readmit- 
ting after two years of non-attendance and who did not 
complete English and mathematics requirements must 
retake the FCELPT. (Please see Assessment Services page 
55 for more information) Students attempting to return 
after suspension or dismissal must petition for readmis- 
sion. A favorable decision is dependent upon clear written 
evidence that indicates promise of successful performance. 
(See Petitions page 29 for more information) 

Transfer Students 

1 . Applicants who plan to earn a degree or certificate at 
Edison Community College must provide official 
transcripts from all previously attended colleges or 
universities. Official transcripts must be sent to 
Edison Community College, Office of the Registrar 
prior to the start of the term of enrollment but no later 
than thirty (30) days after the start of classes. 



2. Edison Community College accepts credits earned at 
colleges and universities accredited by one of the six 
regional accrediting associations. Edison does not rou- 
tinely accept transfer credit from non-regionally 
accredited colleges or universities. Edison may accept, 
on an individual basis, credit earned at non-regionally 
accredited colleges and universities if the credit repre- 
sents collegiate-level course work relevant to the 
student's program of study, with course content and 
level of instruction resulting in competencies at least 
equivalent to those of students enrolled in comparable 
instruction at Edison. Awarding of transfer credit is 
based on Edison course equivalencies. Applicants 
seeking to transfer credit to Edison from another 
college or university may be asked to forward to the 
Office of the Registrar copies of course syllabi and 
course descriptions. Course syllabi are compared with 
those at Edison and govern the transferability of 
coursework. 

3. An official evaluation of course transferability is made 
after the applicant is admitted to Edison and official 
transcripts from all previously attended colleges and 
universities are received. Results of the official evalu- 
ation are posted to the student's Edison transcript prior 
to the end of the student's first term of enrollment. 

4. Failure to report previous college level work 
attempted constitutes a falsification of the admissions 
application and subjects students to loss of all credits 
earned and dismissal. 

5. Applicants eligible to return to the previously attended 
institutions of origin are admitted to Edison. Final 
acceptance is made after receipt and evaluation of 
official transcript(s). 

6. Applicants who were suspended or dismissed from the 
previously attended institution(s) may be provision- 
ally admitted to Edison. These applicants must submit 
a petition requesting admission. (Please see Petitions 
page 29 for more information) 

7. Applicants admitted to Edison, who were not in good 
academic standing at the previously attended institu- 
tions, are classified in the same or similar manner 
under Edison's Standards of Academic Progress. 

8. Credits and grades earned at the previously attended 
institution(s) transfer in but may not be accepted for a 
specific program. All grades earned at the previously 
attended institution(s) transfer in to Edison as part of 
the student's academic record. 

9. Applicants may be exempt from placement testing 
based on an unofficial review of the student's college 
transcripts. Completion of specific coursework will 
be assessed for an exemption from all three parts of 
the placement test. (Please see Assessment Services 
page 55 for more information). 

10. Applicants who have completed an AA or a baccalau- 
reate degree at another regionally accredited college 
or university cannot enroll in an AA degree program 
at Edison. 



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1 1. Transfer students MUST complete a minimum of 25% 
of the required degree or certificate course work at 
Edison to graduate from Edison with that degree or 
certificate. English for Non-Native Speakers 
(ESL/ENS, EAR), physical education and college 
preparatory courses do not apply. 

Transient Students 

Applicants attending another college or university 
who wish to enroll at Edison to transfer coursework back 
to their original college or university may be admitted as 
transient students. 

Transient students should be advised by their own 
college or university regarding which courses to take at 



Edison. Transient students must present an official state- 
ment from their college or university certifying that they 
are in good academic standing and that the credit earned at 
Edison is acceptable as part of the student's degree or cer- 
tificate program. 

College Rights 

Edison Community College reserves the right to deny 
admission to any applicant, to suspend or dismiss any 
student whose behavior is not in keeping with the best 
interests of Edison and to add, delete or change any of the 
regulations, rules, policies, procedures, fees, courses, or 
teaching assignments without notice. 




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DEGREE ACCELERATION PROGRAMS 



Edison Community College encourages students to 
accelerate their education by providing the following accel- 
eration programs. These programs allow students to shorten 
the time required to complete a degree or certificate by 
earning college credit based on the student's acquisition of 
knowledge prior to or during their attendance at Edison. 

I. ACCELERATED PROGRAMS FOR 
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: 

A. Dual Enrollment (college courses that earn credit 
towards high school graduation and college) 

High school juniors and seniors who meet the 
required unweighted high school GPA (3.0 GPA for all 
seniors and Collier County juniors; 3.5 GPA for all 
other juniors), and who demonstrate readiness for 
college-level work may enroll in college courses that 
earn credit towards high school graduation and 
college. Readiness for college-level work is deter- 
mined through scores earned on one of the following 
placement tests, ACT-E, SAT-R, or FCELPT. 

The applicant must complete admission, college 
placement testing and orientation prior to registering 
for classes. All dual enrollment applicants must 
achieve the State minimum cutoff scores on the appro- 
priate sections of the college placement test. 
Applicants may take the FCELPT placement test once 
at Edison before high school graduation, and may 
retest once after high school graduation. No high 
school student can be placed into college preparatory 
courses or Health and Wellness courses for dual 
enrollment credit. The applicant must submit a com- 
pleted Accelerated Programs form listing the courses 
that they are approved to register for each term. These 
courses must apply toward high school graduation. 
Accelerated Programs forms must be signed by the 
high school principal or designee, the parent if the 
applicant is under 1 8, and the applicant 

Dual Enrollment courses are taught on the high 
school campus or on the college campus. Tuition is 
waived for students earning dual enrollment credit. 
Textbooks are available at no cost at Edison or the 
high school. See your high school guidance counselor 
for details. 

B. Early Admissions (college courses that earn credit 
towards high school graduation and college). 

High school seniors who have an unweighted 3.0 
high school GPA and who demonstrate readiness for 
college-level work may enroll in college courses that 
earn credit towards high school graduation and 
college. Readiness for college-level work is deter- 
mined through scores earned on one of the following 
placement tests, ACT-E, SAT-R, or FCELPT. 



The applicant must complete admission, college 
placement testing and orientation prior to registering 
for classes. All early admission applicants must 
achieve the State minimum cutoff scores on all sec- 
tions of the college placement test. Applicants may 
take the FCELPT placement test once at Edison before 
high school graduation, and may retest once after high 
school graduation. No high school student can be 
placed into college preparatory courses or Health and 
Wellness courses for early admissions credit. 

The applicant must submit a completed 
Accelerated Programs form listing the courses that 
they are approved to register for each term. Early 
admission students must take a minimum of 12 college 
credits and the courses must apply toward high school 
graduation. Accelerated Programs forms must be 
signed by the high school principal or designee, the 
parent if the applicant is under 18, and the applicant. 

An Edison academic advising specialist may 
assist early admission students in selecting the sched- 
ule of classes based on the courses recommended by 
the high school principal or designee. Early admission 
students receive an education plan for an Associate in 
Arts, an Associate in Science degree or a certificate. 

Early admissions courses are taught on the 
college campus. Tuition is waived for students earning 
early admission credit. Textbooks are available at no 
cost at Edison or the high school. See your high school 
guidance counselor for details. 

C. Credit-In-Escrow (college courses that earn college 
credit but do not count towards high school gradua- 
tion). 

High school students who have an unweighted 
2.5 high school GPA and who demonstrate ability may 
enroll in college courses that earn college credit but do 
not count towards high school graduation. 

The applicant must complete admission, college 
placement testing if appropriate and orientation prior 
to registering for classes. All Credit-in-Escrow appli- 
cants must achieve the State minimum cutoff scores 
on the appropriate section(s) of the college placement 
test. Applicants may take the FCELPT placement test 
once at Edison before high school graduation, and 
may retest once after high school graduation. The 
applicant must submit a completed Accelerated 
Programs form listing the courses that they are 
approved to register for each term. Accelerated 
Programs forms must be signed by the high school 
principal or designee, the parent if the applicant is 
under 18, and the applicant. Credit-in-Escrow courses 
are taught on the college campus. 

Credit-in-Escrow students are responsible for 
payment of all fees and books. See your high .school 
guidance counselor for details. 



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II. ADVANCED PLACEMENT 



Edison Community College participates in the Advanced Placement Program (AP) offered by the College Board to 
provide greater flexibility and opportunity for high school students to proceed with their education. Students must submit 
to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the College Board for scores to be considered. Edison Community 
College awards college credit for qualifying AP examination scores based on standards recommended by the Rorida 
Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance of AP tests and scores is subject to 
change without notice. AP credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the course. 



AP Examination 



Score of 3 
Course 



Score of 4 
Course 



Score of 5 
Course 



Art History ARH 1000 

Biology BSC 1005/1005L . 

Calculus AB MAC 2311 

Calculus BC MAC 2311 

Chemistry CHM 2020/2020L. 



Computer Science A CGS 1075 

Computer Science AB CGS 1076 

Economics I ECO 2013 

Economics II ECO 2023 

EngUsh Language and Composition ENC 1101 

English Literature and Composition ENC 1101 



Environmental Science ISC 105 1/105 IL . . 

European History EUH 1009 

French PRE 2200 

German GER 2200 

Government and Politics: Comparative . . . CPO 2002 

Government and Politics: United States . . POS 2041 

Human Geography GEO 2400 

Music Theory MUX 1001 

If composite score 
is 3 or higher 
MUT nil, 1241 
If both aural and 
nonaural subscores 
are 3 or higher 

Physics B PHY 1053/1053L . 



Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism PHY 1054/1054L 

Physics C: Mechanics PHY 1053/1053L 

Psychology PSY 2013 

Spanish SPN 2200 

Statistics STA 2014 

Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio ART 1300C 

Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio ART 1201C 

Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio ART 1203C 

United States History AMH 2000 

World History WOH 1022 



ARH 1050, 1051 ARH 1050, 1051 

BSC 1005/1005L BSC 1010/lOlOL and 

1011/lOllL 

MAC 2311 MAC 2311 

MAC 2311, 2312 MAC 2311, 2312 

CHM 2045/2045L CHM 2045/2045L and 

2046/2046L 

CGS 1075 CGS 1075 

CGS 1076 CGS 1076 

ECO 2013 ECO 2013 

ECO 2023 ECO 2023 

ENC 1101, 1102 ENC 1101, 1102 

ENC 1101, 1102 or ENC 1101, 1102 or 

LIT 1005 LIT 1005 

ISC 1051/1051L ISC 1051/1051L 

EUH 1000, 1001 EUH 1000, 1001 

PRE 2200, 2201 PRE 2200, 2201 

GER 2200, 2201 GER 2200, 2201 

CPO 2002 CPO 2002 

POS 2041 POS 2041 

GEO 2400 GEO 2400 

MUT 1001 MUT 1001 

If composite score If composite score 

is 3 or higher is 3 or higher 

MUT 1111, 1241 MUT 1111, 1241 

If both aural and If both aural and 

nonaural subscores nonaural subscores 

are 3 or higher are 3 or higher 

PHY 1053/1053L and PHY 1053/1053Land 

1054/1054L 1054/1054L 

PHY 2049/2049L PHY 2049/2049L 

PHY 2048/2048L PHY 2048/2048L 

PSY 2013 PSY 2013 

SPN 2200, 2201 SPN 2200, 2201 

STA 2014 STA 2014 

ART 1300C ART 1300C 

ART 1201C ART 1201C 

ART 1203C ART 1203C 

AMH 2010, 2020 AMH 2010, 2020 

WOH 1022 WOH 1022 



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III. COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) 

Edison Community College participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offered by the 
Educational Testing Service (ETS) to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for students to proceed with their edu- 
cation. Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the Educational Testing Service for 
scores to be considered. Edison Community College awards college credit for qualifying CLEP examination scores based 
on standards recommended by the Florida Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. 
Acceptance of CLEP tests and scores is subject to change without notice. CLEP credit is not granted if the student has 
already earned credit for the course. The Nursing Program at Edison Community College does not accepted CLEP credit 
for DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development. 

CLEP EXAMINATION Score Course 

BUSINESS 

Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 CGS 1077 

Introduction to Business Law 50 BUL 2241 

Principles of Accounting 50 ACQ 1001 

Principles of Management 50 MAN 202 1 

Principles of Marketing 50 MAR 201 1 

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE 

American Literature 50 AML 2000 

American Literature 55 AML 2010, 2020 

English Composition with essay 50 ENC 1101 

English Literature 50 ENL 2000 

English Literature 55 ENL 2012, 2022 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

French Language 50 FRE 1 1 20 

French Language 52 FRE 1 120, 1 121 

German Language 50 GER 1 1 20 

German Language 63 GER 1 120, 1121 

Spanish Language 50 SPN 1 120 

Spanish Language 54 SPN 1 120, 1 121 

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

American Government 50 POS 2041 

History of the United States I 54 AMH 2010 

History of the United States U 55 AMH 2020 

Human Growth & Development 63 DEP 2004 

Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDP 2002 

Introduction to Psychology 54 PSY 201 3 

Introduction to Sociology 50 SYG 1000 

Principles of Macroeconomics 54 ECO 20 1 3 

Principles of Microeconomics 54 ECO 2023 

Western Civilization I 57 EUH 1000 

Western Civilization II 56 EUH 1001 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 

Biology 50 BSC 1005 

Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 MAC 2233 

Chemistry 50 CHM 2020 

College Algebra 50 MAC 1 105 

College Algebra-Trigonometry 50 MAC 1 147 

Mathematics 50 MGF 1 107 

Trigonometry 50 MAC 1114 



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IV. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAM 

Edison Community College accepts the International Baccalaureate (IB) offered by the International Baccalaureate 
Organization to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for high school students to proceed with their education. 
Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the International Baccalaureate Organization 
for scores to be considered. Edison Community College awards college credit for IB examination scores based on stan- 
dards recommended by the Florida Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance 
of IB tests and scores is subject to change without notice. IB credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit 
for the course. 

Students who receive the IB Diploma are granted college credit for scores of four (4) or higher on both higher level 
and standard level examinations as listed below. Students who did not receive the IB diploma are granted college credits 
for scores of five (5) or above on IB higher level examinations only. 



IB EXAMINATION 


Score of 4 
Course 


Score of 5 
Course 


Score of 6, 7 
Course 


Biology 


BSC 1005/1005L 


BSC 1005/1005L, 1010/lOlOL 


BSC 1005/1005L, 1010/lOlOL 


Chemistry 


CHM 2020/2020L 


CHM 2020/2020L, 2045/2045L 


CHM 2020/2020L, 2045/2045L 


Computer Science 


CGS 1078 


CGS 1078, CGS Elective 


CGS 1078, CGS Elective 


Design Engineering 


ETI 1410 


ETI 1410, ETI Elective 


ETI 1410, ETI Elective 


Economics 


ECO 2000 


ECO 2013, 2023 


ECO 2013, 2023 


English A 1 


ENC 1101 


ENC 1101, 1102 


ENC 1101, 1102 


Environmental Studies 


ISC 1050/1050L 


ISC 1050/1050L 


BSC 1050/1050L 


French B 


FRE 1121 


FRE 1121,2200 


FRE 1121,2200 


Further Mathematics 


MHF 1202 


MHF 1202, 1209 


MHF 1202, 1209 


Geography 


GEA 2000 


GEO 2200, 2400 


GEO 2200, 2400 


German B 


GER 1121 


GER 1121, 2200 


GER 1121,2200 


History 


WOH 1030 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


Math Methods 


MAC 1105 


MAC 1105, 1140 


MAC 1140,2233 


Math Studies 


MAT 1033 


MAT 1033, MGF 1106 


MAT 1033, MGF 1106 


Mathematics 


MAC 1147 


MAC 1147,2233 


MAC 2233, 2311 


Music 


MUL 1010 


MUL 1010, MUT 1001 


MUL 1010, MUT 1001 


Philosophy 


PHI 2010 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


Physics 


PHY 1020/1020L 


PHY 1020/1020L, 1009/1009L 


PHY 1053/1053L, 1054/1054L 


Psychology 


PS Y 2013 


PSY 2013, PSY Elective 


PSY 2013, PSY Elective 


Russian B 


RUS 1121 


RUS 1121,2200 


RUS 1121,2200 


Social Anthropology 


ANT 1410 


ANT 1410, 1511 


ANT 1410, 1511 


Spanish B 


SPN 1121 


SPN 1121,2200 


SPN 1121,2200 


Theatre Arts 


THE 1020 


THE 1020, THE Elective 


THE 1020, THE Elective 


Visual Arts 


ART Elective 


ART Elective (2) 


ART Elective (2) 



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V. SERVICEMEMBER'S OPPORTUNITY 
COLLEGE 

The American Association of Community 
Colleges has designated Edison Community College 
as a Servicemember's Opportunity College (SOC). 
Aside from stated and traditional means of obtaining 
credit toward degree or certificate programs, the fol- 
lowing special poUcies, procedures, and services are 
available to active-duty service members, the National 
Guard, reserves, new recruits and veterans: 

Credit may be earned through the College Level 
Examination Program (Please see CLEP page 19 for 
more information). 

Credit may be earned through relevant, validated 
military service training, including military service 
schools and United States Armed Forces Institute 
(USAFI) courses. The recommendations found in the 
American Council on Education Guide to the 
Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed 
Services serve as the basis for accepting such training 
and awarding college credit. Recommendations in the 
ACE Guide are advisory in nature and credit awarded 
is at the discretion of Edison. 

After enrolling at Edison, a student may initiate 
the request for such credit by providing appropriate 
documentation as determined by Edison. (Please see 
Credit from Military Service Schools below for more 
information) 

Credit From Military Service Scliools 

Edison may award college credit for military 
service school training in accordance with the follow- 
ing conditions and stipulations: 

1 . The person making the request must be applying 
or currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student. 

2. The person making the request must submit the 
following documents to the Office of the 
Registrar at the time the request is made: 

a. Armed Forces of the United States Report of 
Transfer or Discharge. 

b. Course Completion Certificate for each 
service school/course for which credit is 
being requested. 

c. DD214 Form or DD295 (currendy enlisted). 

3. In addition to the documents required in (2) 
above, the student requesting acceptance of credit 
from U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialty 
(MOS) schools/courses must provide the follow- 
ing documents: 

a. Course Completion Certificates from each 
MOS producing school/course completed. 

b. USAEEC Form 10 (for enlisted personnel 
from October 1975 though December 1976). 

c. The Officer Qualifications Record (DA Form 
66) for Warrant Officers. 



4. In addition to the documents required in (2) 
above, the student requesting acceptance of credit 
from U.S. Navy general rates and ratings schools/ 
courses, must provide the following document: 

a. Navy Occupational/Training and Awards 
History (NAVPERS 1070/604). 

5. The recommendations found in the American 
Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation of 
Educational Experiences in the Armed Services 
serve as the basis for accepting such training and 
awarding college credit. Recommendations in the 
ACE Guide are advisory in nature and credit 
awarded is at the discretion of Edison. 

6. Credit may be granted under this rule in those 
areas appropriate to the lower division baccalau- 
reate level. The credits may be included in the 
student's degree program as long as the credits 
fulfill pubhshed degree requirements. 

VL PORTFOLIO-ASSISTED CREDIT 
PROGRAM 

The Portfolio-Assisted Credit Program allows 
students to shorten the time required to complete a 
degree or certificate, by awarding college credit for 
learning acquired through experience. Students may 
be awarded college credit for courses in the area of 
business administration, which are listed below. 

OST 2335 Business Communications 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 

SBM 2000 Small Business Management 

MKA 1161 Introduction to Customer Service 

MKA 1511 Advertising and Sales Promotion 

MKA 2021 Salesmanship 

HFT 2410 Front Office Procedures 

HFT 2750 Convention Management and Services 

The Portfolio-Assisted Credit Program policies 
are outlined below: 

• To be eligible to submit a portfolio for evaluation, stu- 
dents must be degree-seeking at Edison Community 
College, or plan to transfer the credit to a degree 
program offered through the Edison University 
Center. 

• Students must have earned a minimum of 18 college 
credits from a regionally-accredited college or univer- 
sity before submitting a portfolio for evaluation. 

• Before submitting a portfolio for evaluation, students 
must complete SLS 1320 Exploring Learning from 
Experience, with a passing grade. 

• Students must first take an English composition 
course before submitting a portfolio if a written essay 
is part of the portfolio requirement. 



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Students must pay the portfolio assessment fee before 
receiving advising assistance or submitting a portfolio 
for evaluation. Payment of the assessment fee does 
not guarantee that credit will be awarded for the port- 
folio. Financial aid does not cover the portfolio 
assessment fee. 

Portfolio credit is only awarded for those courses iden- 
tified as being eligible for portfolio credit. The portfo- 
lio assessment advisor has a list of those courses. 

Students have 180 days from the date of payment of 
the assessment fee to complete and submit a portfolio 
for a specified course. In the event that day 180 falls 
on a day that the College is closed, the portfolio must 
be submitted no later than the first subsequent day that 
the College is open. After this deadline, the student 
may pay the assessment fee again and have an addi- 
tional 1 80 days to submit the portfolio, with permis- 
sion of the advising specialist. This fee may be 
waived with permission of the Academic Dean if the 
student provides documentation of mitigating circum- 
stances that prevented completion of the portfolio. A 
student may not exceed a total of 360 days to submit 
a portfolio for a specified course. 

Once a completed portfolio is received by a faculty 
member for evaluation, the faculty member has 14 
days to complete the evaluation. 

A faculty evaluator may decide not to award credit for 
a portfolio if the portfolio does not meet the estab- 



lished criteria. A denial of credit may be appealed 
only for the following reasons: 

1. The faculty member failed to follow established 
policies and procedures concerning the portfolio 
evaluation. 

2. The faculty member failed to evaluate the portfo- 
Uo according to estabhshed criteria. 

3. The student has reason to believe that there was 
an error in reporting the outcome of the evalua- 
tion. 

It is the responsibility of the student to demonstrate 
that one of the above conditions existed. Appeals 
must be submitted to the appropriate Academic Dean 
within 30 days of notification of denial of credit. The 
Academic Dean must notify the student within 30 
days of the outcome of the appeal. The decision of the 
Dean is final. 

A minimum of 15 credits must be earned through 
courses at Edison Community College before credit 
earned from portfolio is posted to the Edison 
Community College transcript. 

Not all colleges and universities accept portfolio 
credit in transfer. Students who are planning to trans- 
fer their portfolio credit should check with the college 
or university to which they intend to transfer to see if 
the portfolio credit will be accepted. 



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REGISTRATION 



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Registering for classes at Edison is as easy and con- 
venient as using the Internet, or by visiting one of Edison's 
three campuses or the Hendry/Glades Services. Special 
services for disabled students are available upon request. 
The Schedule of Classes is published each semester and is 
available in all Student Services Offices on Edison's cam- 
puses, and on the Internet at http://www. Edison.edu. 

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for registration 
dates. Separate registration periods are set for web regis- 
tration, and for on-campus registration. Other important 
registration dates such as late registration, drop and add, 
refund, and withdrawal deadlines, are also set in the 
Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar is published 
in this Catalog and in each Schedule of Classes. 

Placement testing is required of all degree and certifi- 
cate-seeking students prior to registration. Testing is used 
to determine placement in English, mathematics, and 
reading courses. (Please see Assessment Services page 55 
for more information) 

All students, by registering for classes, assume the 
responsibility for familiarizing themselves with and 
abiding by the regulations, rules, poUcies and procedures 
of Edison Community College. 

Adding or Dropping Courses 

Students can add or drop courses, or change sections 
through the end of the add/drop period. The end of the 
add/drop period is the last day for a refund, as published in 
the College Catalog and in the Schedule of Classes. 
Students are financially Uable for all courses that they are 
registered in at the end of the add/drop period. 

Auditing a Course 

Students who intend to register for informational 
instruction only and are not earning college credit may 
register for courses on an audit basis. Regular fees are 
charged for auditing a course. A student wishing to change 
to audit status must make the change before the last day for 
a refund, as published in the College Catalog and in the 
Schedule of Classes. An audit student wishing to change 
from audit status must make the change before the last day 
for a refund, as published in the College Catalog and in the 
Schedule of Classes. Students wishing to audit a college 
level mathematics or English course are required to com- 
plete the FCELPT or submit a full set of ACT-E, SAT-R 
scores or be test exempt. (Please see Assessment Services 
page 55 for more information) 

Cancellation of Registration Due to Non- 
Payment of Fees 

Students are informed at the time of registration when 
their registration fees are due. Registration is not finalized 



until all registration fees are paid. The student's registra- 
tion is canceled if payment is not made by the date printed 
on the student's schedule/fee receipt. Courses added by 
the student after payment of initial registration fees must 
be paid for by the date printed on the student's schedule/ 
fee receipt, or the student must drop the course(s) by the 
end of the add/drop period. Students who fail to drop an 
unpaid course are billed by the Business Office for all 
applicable fees. 

Class Attendance 

Punctual and regular class attendance is expected of 
all students. Any class session missed, regardless of cause, 
reduces the opportunity for learning and adversely affects 
academic success. Specific attendance and grading 
requirements for each course are stated in the course syl- 
labus. It is the student's responsibility to read each syllabus 
and to arrange to make up work missed because of 
absence. Class attendance is restricted to those students 
registered for the course and to guests invited by the 
instructor. Children and other persons not properly regis- 
tered for the course are not permitted to attend class. 
Students who stop attending class must submit the appro- 
priate form to the Office of the Registrar by the published 
withdrawal deadline or a letter grade must be assigned. 

Class Cancellations 

Edison attempts to honor its commitment to provide 
the classes scheduled for a given semester. However, at 
times, it may be necessary to cancel a class due to low 
enrollment or the availability of qualified instructors. In 
such cases, every effort is made to find an appropriate 
alternate class for the students. 

Course Withdrawals 

A student can withdraw without academic penalty 
from any course before the last day to withdraw, as pub- 
hshed in the College Catalog and in the Schedule of 
Classes. Withdrawals after that date may be granted only 
through established Edison procedures. (Please see 
Petitions page 29 for more information.) 

A student must submit a completed "Student Schedule 
Adjustment" form to the Office of the Registrar before the 
last day to withdraw, as published in the College Catalog 
and in the Schedule of Classes, to officially withdraw from 
a course or courses. Students who officially withdraw from 
a course or courses before the withdrawal deadline receive 
a grade of "W". Students are limited to two withdrawals 
per course. Upon the third attempt, the student is not per- 
mitted to withdraw from the course and must be assigned 
a grade for the course. 



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Effective Catalog Policy 

A continuously enrolled student may choose to meet 
the graduation requirements specified in either the College 
Catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment or at the 
time of graduation. A student whose enrollment was inter- 
rupted for more than one ( 1 ) year must meet the graduation 
requirements of the College Catalog in effect at the time of 
readmission or at the time of graduation. Students entering 
limited access programs, such as Nursing, must meet the 
graduation requirements of the College Catalog in effect 
during the semester of entry into the limited access 
program. Although faculty, staff and administrators help 
students meet the requirements for a degree or certificate, 
it is the student's responsibility to meet those require- 
ments. Edison Community College does not award a 
degree or certificate until all requirements and obligations 
have been met. Questions regarding application of this rule 
can be directed to the Office of the Registrar. 

Final Examination Schedule 

The final examination schedule is published each term 
in the Schedule of Classes. 

I.D. Cards 

All credit students are entitled to a photo identification 
card. The photo identification card is required in the 
Learning Resource Center and in the various academic 
computer laboratories. Photo identification cards are also 
required when selling textbooks back to the bookstore. 
Information on when and where photographs are taken is 
posted on each campus. 

Late Registration Fee 

Students who register for classes during the late regis- 
tration period, as published in the College Catalog and the 
Schedule of Classes, are automatically assessed a non- 
refundable $25 late registration fee. This fee is not 
assessed to students who registered prior to the late regis- 
tration period and who are doing schedule adjustments. 

Maximum Course Attempts 

A student is permitted a maximum of three attempts 
per course. Upon the third attempt, the student is not per- 
mitted to withdraw from the course and must be assigned 
a grade for the course. Course withdrawals and earned 
grades count toward the maximum attempts. 

Maximum Student Class Load 

A student may not take more than 18 credit hours 
during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters or nine (9) 
credits during a mini-semester without the written permis- 
sion of an academic advising specialist. There is no 
minimum class load. 



Refund Policy 

Refunds of matriculation, tuition and special fees are 
made only if the "Student Schedule Adjustment" form is 
submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the last day for 
a refund, as published in the College Catalog and in the 
Schedule of Classes. Edison's refund policy is as follows: 

Fall and Spring - The first five (5) weekdays after 
classes begin, including the first day of classes. 

Summer - The first four (4) weekdays after classes 
begin, including the first day of classes. 

Mini-Semester (A and B terms) - The first three (3) 
weekdays after classes begin, including the first day of 
classes. 

Exceptions to the Refund Policy may be authorized 
for certain events occurring prior to the mid-point of the 
semester. Student requests for refunds must be submitted 
through formal petition prior to the end of the next major 
term. Petition forms are available in the Office of the 
Registrar or the Campus President's Office. (Please see 
Petitions page 29 for more information) A major term is 
defined as the Fall or Spring term. Completed petitions and 
supporting documentation can be submitted in the Office 
of the Registrar or the Campus President's Office. 

A student who is withdrawn from a course or courses 
because of administrative action, except for disciplinary 
reasons, is entitled to a full refund of matriculation, tuition 
fees and special fees. 

A student who is withdrawn from a course or courses 
for disciplinary reasons is not entitled to a refund of 
matriculation, tuition fees and special fees. 

Refund checks are mailed as soon as possible after the 
refund deadline. 

Third Attempt Course Surcharge 

Florida Statute requires that any student enrolled in the 
same state-funded undergraduate course, including college 
, preparatory courses, more than twice be assessed this sur- 
' charge. Students are assessed the surcharge on the third and 
subsequent attempts. Any course work taken before the Fall 
1997 semester does not count as an attempt when deter- 
mining course attempts. Only courses taken at Edison count 
as attempts when determining course attempts. 

Florida Statute provides a one-time exception to the 
surcharge based on extenuating circumstances or financial 
hardship. (See Petitions page 29 for more information). 

Student Classifications 

A. Full Time, Part Time: A student must take 12 credits 
or more during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters, 
or six (6) credits or more during a mini-semester to be 
considered a full-time student. A student who enrolls 
in less than the minimum is considered part time. 

B. Credit, Audit, & Non-Credit: Students enrolled for 
college credit in the current semester are considered 
Credit Students. Students who "audit" a course nor- 
mally offered for credit are considered Audit Students. 
Students enrolled in Continuing Education courses, 
which are not offered for college credit, are consid- 
ered Non-Credit Students. 



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RESIDENCY RULES/GUIDELINES 



Edison's policy regarding Florida residency require- 
ments for tuition purposes complies with Florida Statute 
1009.21 and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.044. A 
summary is provided below. 

1. Definitions: 

a) The term "dependent" means any person, whether 
or not living with his/her parent, who is eligible to 
be claimed by his/her parent as a dependent under 
the Federal Income Tax Code. 

b) A "legal resident" is one who has maintained 
his/her legal residence in this state during the pre- 
ceding year, has purchased a home which is occu- 
pied by him/her as his/her residence, or has estab- 
lished a domicile in this state pursuant to Florida 
Statute 

c) The term "parent" means the natural or adoptive 
parent or legal guardian of a dependent. 

d) A "resident" for tuition purposes is one who qual- 
ifies for the in-state tuition rate; a "non-resident" 
for tuition purposes is one who does not qualify 
for the in-state tuition rate. 

2. To quaUfy as a resident for tuition purposes: 

a) An applicant, or if that applicant is a dependent, 
his/her parent must have established legal resi- 
dence in this state for at least 12 months immedi- 
ately prior to the published first day of classes for 
the semester in which they are seeking admission. 

b) Every applicant, or if that applicant is a depend- 
ent, his/her parent, shall be required to submit a 
statement as to the applicant's length of residence 
in the state and shall establish that his/her pres- 
ence or the presence of his/her parent or parents 
in the state currently is, and during the requisite 
12 months qualifying period was, for the purpose 
of maintaining a bona fide domicile, rather than 
for the purpose of maintaining a temporary resi- 
dence incident to enrollment in an institution of 
higher education. Applicants who fail to make the 
required residency statement are classified as 
non-residents. 

c) With respect to a dependent applicant living with 
an adult relative other than the applicant's parent, 
such applicant may qualify as a resident if the 
adult relative has maintained legal residence in 
this state for at least 1 2 months immediately prior 
to the applicant's qualification. The applicant 
must have resided continuously with such relative 
for the 5 years immediately prior to the appli- 
cant's qualification. The adult relative must have 
exercised day-to-day care, supervision, and 
control of the applicant. 

d) The legal residence of a dependent applicant 
whose parents are divorced, separated, or other- 



wise living apart is deemed to be this state if either 
parent is a legal resident of Florida, regardless of 
which parent claims the applicant as a dependent 
on individual federal income tax records. 

3. Proof: 

a) An individual shall not be classified as a resident 
for tuition purposes and thus, shall not be eligible 
to receive the in-state tuition rate until he/she has 
provided such evidence related to, legal residence 
and its duration as maybe required by Edison. 
The burden of proof is on the applicant to provide 
appropriate evidence. 

b) With respect to a dependent applicant, the legal 
residence of such individual's parent or parents is 
prima facie evidence of the applicant's legal resi- 
dence. 

c) The domicile of a married person shall be deter- 
mined, as in the case of an unmarried applicant, 
by reference to all relevant evidence of domicil- 
iary intent. 

d) An applicant shall not be deemed to have estab- 
lished or maintained a legal residence in this state 
as a resident for tuition purposes solely by reason 
of marriage to a person domiciled in this state. 
The fact of the marriage and the place of domicile 
of such applicant's spouse shall be deemed rele- 
vant evidence to be considered in ascertaining 
domiciliary intent. 

e) Any nonresident, who marries a legal resident of 
this state may, upon becoming a legal resident of 
this state, qualify immediately as a legal resident 
if the spouse has met the 12 month requirement. 

f) A Florida resident shall not lose his/her resident 
status for tuition purposes solely by reason of 
serving or, if such person is a dependent appli- 
cant, by reason of his/her parent's serving, in the 
Armed Forces outside this state. 

g) A person who has been properly classified as a 
resident for tuition purposes but who loses his/her 
resident tuition status because his/her parent 
established domicile or legal residence else- 
where, shall continue to enjoy the in-state tuition 
rate for one year. Such grace period shall be 
extended to the end of the semester if the 12 
months grace period ends during a semester for 
which such former resident is enrolled. 

4. Any resident who ceases to be enrolled and abandons 
his/her domicile in this state shall be permitted to re- 
enroll at Edison as a resident for tuition purposes 
without the necessity of meeting the 12 months dura- 
tion requirement of this section if that person has re- 
established hi.s/her domicile in this state within 12 
months of such abandonment. This benefit shall not be 
accorded more than once to any person. 



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5. The law allows non-U. S. Citizens such as lawful per- 
manent residents, temporary permanent residents, 
asylees, parolees, and refugees who have applied for 
and been approved for such status and who otherwise 
meet the 1 2 month legal residence requirements, to be 
eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition pur- 
poses. Provided that the non-U. S. citizen has proof of 
their permanent immigration status, they may be clas- 
sified as a Florida resident 12 months from the time 
they establish legal Florida residence for tuition pur- 
poses (e.g., 12 months from the time they purchased a 
Florida home, obtained a Florida driver's license, 
etc.). It is not necessary to wait 12 months from the 
date they became an eligible alien (e.g., the date the 
resident alien card (1551) was issued). The following 
is a list of nonimmigrant categories eligible to estab- 
lish Florida residency for tuition purposes. Persons in 
nonimmigrant visa categories not listed herein shall be 
considered ineligible to establish Florida residency for 
tuition purposes: 
Visa categories and INS classifications. 

— Visa category A - Government official. 

— Visa category E - Treaty trader or investor. 

— Visa category G - Representative of international 
organization. 

— Visa category H- 1 - Temporary worker perform- 
ing professional nursing services or in a specialty 
occupation. 

— Visa category H-4 - Only if spouse or child of 
alien classified H- 1 . 

— Visa category I - Foreign information media rep- 
resentative. 

— Visa category K - Fiance, fiancee, or a child of a 
United States citizen(s). 

— Visa category L - Intracompany transferee 
(including spouse or child). 

— Visa Category N - Parent or child of alien 
accorded special immigrant status. 

— Visa Category O- 1 - Workers of "extraordinary" 
ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, 
or athletics. 

— Visa category 0-3 - Only if spouse or child of O- 
1 alien. 

— Visa category R - Religious workers. 

— Visa category NATO 1-7 - Representatives and 
employees of NATO and their families. 

Non-U. S. citizens who fall within the following cate- 
gories shall also be considered eligible to establish 
Florida residency for tuition purposes. 

— Citizens of Micronesia. 

— Citizens of the Marshall Islands. 

— Beneficiaries of the Family Unity Program. 

— Individuals granted temporary protected status 
(TPS). 

— Individuals granted withholding of deportation 
status. 



— ■ Individuals granted suspension of deportation 
status or cancellation of removal. 

— Individuals granted a stay of deportation status. 

— Individuals granted deferred action status. 

— Individuals granted deferred enforced departure 
status. 

— Applicants for adjustment of status. 

— Asylum applicants with INS receipt or 
Immigration Court stamp. 

6. Florida Statute 1009.21 permits certain applicants/ 
claimants who do not meet the 12-month legal resi- 
dence requirement to be classified as a Florida resi- 
dent for tuition purposes. The exception categories 
are: 

a) Dependent children residing with a legal resident 
adult relative other than the parent for at least 5 
years. 

b) Persons married to legal Florida residents and 
who intend to make Florida their permanent 
home, and who relinquish their legal ties to any 
other state. 

c) Persons who were enrolled as Florida residents 
for tuition purposes at a Florida public institution 
of higher education, but who abandon Florida res- 
idency and then reenroll in Florida within 12 
months of the abandonment. 

d) Active duty members of the armed services of the 
United States residing or stationed in Florida (and 
spouse/dependent children) or military personnel 
not stationed in Florida whose home of record or 
state of legal residence certificate, DD Form 
2058, is Florida (and spouse/dependent children). 

e) Active duty members of the armed services of the 
United States and their spouses attending a public 
community college or university within 50 miles 
of the military establishment where they are sta- 
tioned, if such military establishment is within a 
county contiguous to Florida. 

f) United States citizens living on the Isthmus of 
Panama, who have completed 12 consecutive 
months of college work at the Florida State 
University Panama Canal Branch (and spouse/ 
dependent children). 

g) Full time instructional and administrative person- 
nel employed by the State public school system, 
community colleges and universities (and 
spouse/dependent children). 

h) Students from Latin America and the Caribbean 
who receive scholarships from the federal or state 
government. The student must attend, on a full- 
time basis, a Florida institution of higher educa- 
tion. 

i) Full-time employees of state agencies or political 
subdivisions of the state when the student fees are 
paid by the state agency or political subdivision 



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for the purpose of job related law enforcement or 
corrections training, 
j) McKnight doctoral fellows who are United States 

citizens, 
k) Qualified beneficiaries under the Florida PrePaid 
Postsecondary Expense Program per FS 1009.97. 
1) A dependent child whose parents are divorced, 
separated, or otherwise living apart, is considered 
a resident for tuition purposes if either parent is a 
legal resident of Florida, regardless of which 
parent claims the dependent child for tax purposes. 
7. Edison recognizes residency classification previously 
made for transfer students at another Florida public 
college or university unless the student's status has 
changed or there was an error in the original classifi- 
cation. 

Evidence to be Required 

The following hard copy documentation may be 
requested, considered, accepted and/or subsequently 
recorded on a checklist as evidence of establishing a legal 
residence in Florida. At least one of the following docu- 
ments must be dated at least 12 months immediately prior 
to the pubUshed first day of classes for the semester in 
which the applicant is seeking admission and presented 
before the established deadline. 

NO SINGLE DOCUMENT SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE 

— Proof of Purchase of Permanent Primary Florida 

home. 

— Professional/Occupational License in Florida. 

— Full-time, Non-temporary Employment in Florida. 

(e.g. W-2 forms, letter from employer) 

— Part-time Permanent Employment in Florida. 

— Proof of Acceptance of Permanent Employment in 

Florida. 

— Florida Voter's Registration. 

— Declaration of Domicile in Florida. 

— Florida Vehicle Registration. 

— Florida Driver's License. 

— Proof of Homestead Exemption. 



Reclassification 

Established procedures are followed in reclassifying 
students from non-Florida to Florida residents and for 
Florida residents who have subsequently lost their resi- 
dency status. 

The Office of the Registrar staff examines all requests 
for change of residency and supporting hard copy docu- 
mentation. Office of the Registrar staff is authorized to 
make prospective residency determinations as of the term 
for which application for reclassification is made. 

It is important to understand that living in or attending 
school in Florida is not sufficient evidence to establish res- 
idency for tuition purposes. Students must show that they 
were in Florida to maintain a bona fide domicile. 

The following list of hard copy evidence may be 
requested, considered, accepted and/or subsequently 
recorded on a checklist as evidence of establishing legal 
residence in Florida. At least one of the following docu- 
ments must be dated at least 12 months immediately prior 
to the published first day of classes for the semester in 
which the student is seeking reclassification. Requests for 
reclassification of residency must be submitted by the pub- 
lished deadline. 

1 . Independent students, if appropriate, must present 
their most recent tax return, employment records, etc., and 
at least one document of legal residency dated at least 12 
months immediately prior to the published first day of 
classes for the semester in which the student is seeking 
reclassification. (See previous list of acceptable evidence.) 

2. Dependent students, if dependent on a Florida 
resident parent/legal guardian, must obtain from their 
parent/legal guardian: a) proof of dependent status and b) 
at least one document of legal residency pertaining to the 
parent/legal guardian dated at least 12 months immediately 
prior to the published first day of classes for the semester 
in which the student is seeking reclassification. (See previ- 
ous list of acceptable evidence). 

3. Students seeking reclassification under an excep- 
tional category are required to submit hard copy documen- 
tation appropriate to the particular category (e.g. marriage 
certificate, military orders, teaching contract, etc.). 



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STUDENT RECORDS 



Edison Community College has designated the Office 
of the Registrar as the official custodian of student records. 
Information contained in a student's education record 
becomes the property of Edison and is not released without 
the written permission of the student. 

Academic Second Chance 

The Academic Second Chance policy allows students 
to request that transfer or Edison coursework that is five 
(5) calendar years or older be excluded from GPA calcula- 
tions and in determining graduation eligibility. Students 
must complete all admissions requirements and be admit- 
ted to a degree or certificate program. This is a one time 
non-reversible opportunity. 

The student must submit a written request to the 
Office of the Registrar. For the request to be considered, 
students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours 
while maintaining a GPA of 2.00 or higher. ESL/ENS/EAP 
and college preparatory courses are not included when cal- 
culating the 12 semester hour minimum or the 2.0 GPA. 

When the request is approved, the following statement 
is added to the student's transcript: "Academic Second 
Chance policy has been applied." The grade(s) and 
course(s) remain on the transcript. 

The Academic Second Chance policy is applied only 
once and it cannot be reversed. Students planning to trans- 
fer to another college or university are cautioned that the 
receiving institution may use all grades earned in comput- 
ing grade point averages for admissions or other purposes. 
Academic Second Chance has no effect on the student's 
financial aid award history. Academic Second Chance has 
no effect on the calculation of course attempts related to 
the multiple course attempts surcharge. 

Directory Information 

Under the terms of the Family Educational Rights and 
Privacy Act (FERPA), Edison has established the follow- 
ing as directory information: 

1. Student name. 

2. Student's local address and telephone number. 

3. Student's permanent address and telephone number. 

4. Current term hours enrolled. 

5. Major. 

6. Date(s) of enrollment. 

7. Degree(s) and honors earned and dates. 

8. Participation in officially recognized activity or sport. 

9. Date of birth. 

10. Previous colleges attended. 

Although the above directory information may be 
available for release to the general public, Edison does not 
routinely release such information to third parties. Under 
FERPA, students have the right to inform Edison that any 



or all of the student's directory information is not to be 
released. Edison honors the student's request to restrict the 
release of "Directory Information" as stated previously. To 
withhold information, a student must notify the Office of 
the Registrar in writing prior to the end of the drop/add 
period each semester. Status of disclosure at the last regis- 
tration period is binding and all records are noted: 
"Restricted Information, FERPA. No information is to be 
released without the written consent of the student." 

Enrollment Certifications 

Students who need their enrollment certified by 
Edison should follow the transcript request procedure. 
Requests for enrollment certifications should include the 
specific information needed such as actual dates of atten- 
dance, full-time/part-time status, residency status, etc. 
Requests can only be completed for the current or previous 
semesters. Future semester certifications can only be com- 
pleted after the drop/add deadline for that semester. 

Notification of Access and Review of Student 
Records 

(Public Law 93-380 Buckley Amendment) 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 
(FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to 
their education records. These rights are: 

1 . The right to inspect and review their education record 
within 45 days of Edison receiving a request for 
access. The student should submit to the District 
Registrar or other appropriate Edison official, a 
written request that identifies the record(s) the student 
wishes to inspect. The Edison official arranges for 
access and notifies the smdent of the time and place 
where the student may inspect the records. In the case 
where a request is presented to an Edison official who 
does not maintain the requested records, the Edison 
official advises the student of the correct official to 
whom they should address the request. 

2. The right to request the amendment of their education 
records if the student believes the record is inaccurate 
or misleading. The student should submit to the 
Edison official responsible for the record a written 
request clearly identifying the part of the record the 
student wants changed, and specifying why it is inac- 
curate or misleading. The Edison official responsible 
for the record notifies the student if it is decided not to 
amend the record as requested by the student. The 
Edison official responsible for the record advises the 
student of their right to a hearing regarding the request 
for amendment. The Edison official responsible for 
the record provides additional information regarding 
the hearing procedures to the student when notified of 
the right to a hearing. 



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3. The right to request the non-disclosure of personally 
identifiable information contained in their education 
record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes 
disclosure without consent. Students should contact 
the Office of the Registrar for more information. One 
exception that permits disclosure without consent is 
the disclosure to school officials with legitimate edu- 
cational interests. A school official is a person 
employed by Edison in an administrative, supervisory, 
academic, research, or support staff position (includ- 
ing law enforcement unit personnel), a person or 
company with whom Edison has contracted (such as 
an attorney, auditor, or collection agent), a person 
serving on the District Board of Trustees, or a student 
serving on an official committee, such as a discipli- 
nary or grievance committee, or assisting another 
school official in performing their tasks. A school offi- 
cial has legitimate educational interests if the official 
needs to review an education record to fulfill their 
professional responsibility. Upon request, Edison dis- 
closes education records without consent to officials 
of school(s) to which the student seeks or intends to 
enroll. 

4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department 
of Education concerning alleged failures by Edison to 
comply with the requirements of FERPA. 

Petitions 

The Petitions process is designed to review, based on 
a student's written request, Edison's policies or procedures 
related to, but not limited to: 

- Admissions eligibility 

- Substitution/waiver for a required course 

- Readmission from Academic Suspension/Dismissal 
Students begin the process by completing an official 

petition form available in the Office of the Registrar, the 
Office of Counseling and Advising, or the Campus 
President's Office. Completed petitions must be submitted 
to the same office by the end of the semester immediately 
following the semester in which the event occurred. 
Petitions that are more than one academic year old are not 
considered. It is the responsibility of the Student Petitions 
Committee to act on the petition, or to route it to the appro- 
priate College Administrator for review. 

Many petitions, especially those regarding admissions 
processes or standard substitution for required courses, are 
handled directly in the Office of the Registrar. Those peti- 
tions that the Student Petitions Committee feels need to be 
referred elsewhere are normally sent to a College 
Administrator responsible for that area. The College 
Administrator then makes a determination based on the 
information collected by his/her office or provided by the 
student, and may request a meeting with the student for 
further information or clarification. The petition decision 
is forwarded to the appropriate office, which informs the 
student of the decision by mail. 



Appeal of Petition 

A student has a right to appeal a decision made on a 
petition. A student wishing to appeal a decision must fill 
out an appeal form, and return it to the Office of the 
Registrar, the Office of Counseling and Advising, or the 
Campus President's Office. The appeal is forwarded to the 
Instructional Dean's or Campus President's Office, if the 
District Instructional Dean or Campus President had not 
previously reviewed the petition. The appeal is forwarded 
to the District Vice President for Academic Affairs' Office 
if the District Instructional Dean or Campus President 
made the original decision. A copy of the original petition 
is automatically part of the subsequent appeal. An appeal 
is not simply a review of the original petition decision but 
a request to reverse the original decision. The student must 
supply new, relevant, previously unconsidered informa- 
tion, or present an argument as to why the original petition 
decision should be reversed. For an appeal to be success- 
ful, new information must be critical to the case, and new 
consideration or arguments should prove the student's case 
conclusively. The reviewing office may request additional 
meetings or additional information for clarification. The 
District Vice President for Academic Affairs has responsi- 
bility for making the final academic decision for Edison. 
Appeal forms are available in the Office of the Registrar or 
Campus President's Office. 

Release of Student Information 

Edison may, without the written consent of the student, 
release information from the student's education record to 
a court of competent jurisdiction in compliance with a court 
order of that court or to the attorney of record pursuant to a 
lawfully issued subpoena, provided that in advance of com- 
pliance with the court order or subpoena Edison notified the 
student. A student who objects to the release of their records 
must file a motion to quash the release, and provide Edison 
with copies of the relevant legal documents. 

Edison may, without the written consent of the 
student, release directory information from the student's 
record to an armed forces recruiter in compliance with the 
Solomon Amendment. 

Transcripts 

Students should submit a signed written request to the 
Office of the Registrar at least two weeks before the tran- 
script(s) is needed. Transcripts are not furnished for any 
student or alumnus with an obligation to Edison such as 
unpaid fees, overdue loans, library books, audiovisual 
equipment, or whose admission records are not complete. 
The signed written transcript request should contain the 
student's name (at the time they attended Edison), Social 
Security Number, date of birth and the name and address of 
where the transcript is to be sent. There is no charge for tran- 
scripts, however the number of copies may be restricted. 
Transcripts may be sent and received electronically. 



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Grade Corrections 

A request for a grade correction must be made during 
the semester immediately following the semester in which 
the incorrect grade was assigned. The course instructor and 
the appropriate academic dean must approve the grade cor- 
rection. 

Final Grade Reports 

Final Grades are available to students after the end of 
each semester through Edison's web site (http://www. 
edison.edu), or the FACTS web site (http://facts.org). 
Edison does not mail final grade reports. Students needing 
official verification of grades should submit a signed 
written request to the Office of the Registrar at least one 
week before the grade report is needed. Grade reports are 
not furnished for any student with an obligation to Edison 
such as unpaid fees, overdue loans, library books, audiovi- 
sual equipment, or whose admission records are not com- 
plete. The signed written request should contain the 
student's name, Social Security Number, and date of birth. 
The grade report is mailed to the student's home address, 
as recorded in the student information system. There is no 
charge for duplicate grade reports. The final grade is the 
only grade that appears on the student's transcript. 

Substitution Policy for Students with 
Disabilities 

1. EUgibihty : Students who are learning impaired, visu- 
ally impaired, dyslexic or have a specific learning dis- 
ability are eligible for reasonable substitution for any 
requirement where documentation can be provided 
that the student's failure to meet the requirement(s) is 
related to the disability. Substitutions shall be pro- 
vided in the areas of admission to the college, admis- 
sion to a program of study, or graduation where the 
substitution does not constitute a fundamental alter- 
ation in the nature of the program. 

2. Documentation : Documentation that is no more than 
three (3) years old, substantiating the nature of the dis- 
ability, shall be provided by the student concurrent 
with his or her request for reasonable substitution for 
admission to a program of study, or graduation. Such 



documentation shall be provided by a medical doctor, 
psychologist, or other specialist recognized to treat the 
specific disability. 

3. Review Policy : Students with disabilities requesting 
course substitutions must submit an academic petition 
to the Office of the Registrar. The petition shall iden- 
tify the substitution desired and the justification for 
the substitution, and shall contain the documentation 
described in paragraph two (2) above. The District 
Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate District 
Academic Dean and the Coordinator for Students with 
Disabihties, considers reasonable substitutions appro- 
priate for each individual student. 

4. Substitution Decision : The final decision is communi- 
cated in writing by the District Registrar to the student 
and the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities. 

5. Articulation : Any substitution previously granted to a 
student transferring to the College by a Florida State 
postsecondary institution is recognized by Edison. In 
accordance with SBE 6A- 10.04 1(3), substitutions 
granted by Edison are honored at any Florida State 
postsecondary institution. It is the student's responsi- 
bility to contact the out-of-state or private institution 
receiving the course substitution(s) to determine how 
the substitution(s) may be treated by the receiving 
institution. 

6. Student Appeal : A student may appeal a denial of the 
substitution request(s) or determination of ineligibility 
in writing to the District Vice President for Student 
Services, who shall make the final decision. The 
appeal must be filed within 21 days of receipt of the 
written denial. The decision of the District Vice 
President for Student Services is subject to the right of 
any person whose substantial interests are determined 
to request a hearing pursuant to Chapter 120, Florida 
Statutes. 

7. Records : The District Registrar and the Coordinator 
for Students with Disabihties shall maintain records on 
the number of students granted substitutions by type of 
disability, the substitution provided, the substitutions 
identified as available for each documented disability 
and the number of requests that were denied. 



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TUITION AND FEES 



Since the Catalog must be published well in advance 
of the beginning of each school year, it is not always pos- 
sible to anticipate fee changes. If the tuition and fees 
printed here have to be revised, every effort will be made 
to publicize the changes as far in advance as possible. 

The most current tuition and fees are available at any 
Cashier Office. 

All fees are payable by the date shown on the 
student's fee receipt. You may pay by cash, check, money 
order, VISA or MasterCard, debit or credit card in person 
at any campus Cashier Office, by debit/credit card via the 
college's telephone registration systemor over the internet. 
The college reserves the right to drop a class, or classes, 
from a student's registration if fees are not paid in full by 
the payment due date. 

Students who withdraw from classes and received 
financial aid may have to repay all or part of their financial 
aid award. Students who received financial aid should 
check with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing 
from any classes. 

Student financial responsibilities include library fines, 
book replacement costs, parking and traffic fines, returned 
checks, short-term loans, veteran deferments, employer or 
other third-party delinquent payments and return of bor- 
rowed equipment. Official transcripts of the student's 
record will not be made unless all college-related financial 
responsibilities have been satisfied. 

Application Fee 

There is a non-refundable fee to apply to 

Edison Community College 

U.S. Citizen $20.00 

Non-U.S. Citizen 50.00 

Application Fees for Limited Access Programs 

Nursing $15.00 

Respiratory Care $15.00 

Cardiovascular Technology $15.00 

Radiologic Technology $15.00 

Dental Hygiene $15.00 

I\iition Florida Non- 

(Including Audit) Resident Resident 

Per Credit Per Credit 

Hour Hour 

Credit Programs' $54.25 $202.16 

Third Attempt Courses $202. 1 6 $202. 1 6 

Postsecondary Adult 

Vocational Programs $43.47 $170.86 

Continuing Workforce 

Education Programs .... $105.72 $105.72 



Recreation & Leisure, Seminars, Conferences and 
Other Self-supporting Programs 

Fees will be determined for each activity and will be listed 
in the individual activity announcement. 

Student Access / ID Card $5.00 

Students are charged a college access/ 
ID/ Library Card fee each term. 

Nursing Comprehensive Testing Package: 

Nursing Testing Fees: 

Nursing Comprehensive Testing Package .... $224.00 

Basic Students Per Semester $56.00 

Advanced Placement Students: 

First Semester $112.00 

Last Two Semesters $56.00 

A&P Challenge Tests $16.00 

Nursing Mobility Challenge Test $50.00 

Insurance Fees 

Below is a list of annual insurance fees that are charged to 
students enrolled in health technology programs that 
require clinic liability insurance. 

Nursing $26.50 

Respiratory Care $26.50 

Dental Hygiene $26.50 

Radiologic Technology $26.50 

Cardiovascular Technology $32.50 

EMT-Basic Certificate Program $32.50 

Paramedic Certificate Program $32.50 

Other Fees and Charges 

Late Registration $25.00 

Special Course Fees 

An additional special course fee may be assessed for labo- 
ratory and other high-cost courses, i.e. those that require 
equipment, supplies or other extraordinary costs. Special 
course fees are listed in the Schedule of Classes published 
for each term. 



Credit Programs include Advanced & Professional, Postsecondary Vocational and College Preparatory courses. 



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Student Financial Information/Financial Aid 



The staff of the Office of Student Financial Aid pro- 
vides financial assistance to qualified students to attend 
Edison. They administer the Work Study Program for 
student employment, the Federal education grants (PELL 
and FSEOG) and numerous other scholarships and loans 
provided by individuals, organizations and the Edison 
Community College Foundation. Application for all types 
of student financial assistance should be made at the 
Financial Aid Office on any Edison Campus. Information 
brochures and applications are available at all locations. 

Financial Information 

— Students or parents wishing to make payment by 
check should make it payable to Edison Community 
College for the amount of fees. Visa and Master Card 
credit cards are also accepted at the Cashier's Office 
or through the web registration system at www. 
edison.edu 

— Veterans who are eligible to receive monthly educa- 
tional benefits should be prepared to meet ALL 
expenses since the first checks are often delayed until 
after a semester is in session. 

— The College reserves the right to withhold students 
from classes, final examinations, and graduation 
unless fees are paid in full. No grades, degrees, state- 
ments of honorable dismissal, or transcript of credits 
will be issued until satisfactory settlement of college 
fees and other financial obligations have been met. 
This includes loans to students. 

— The cost of books and supplies varies with the 
program of each student. 

— The College reserves the right to change its fees at any 
time without notice. 

Financial Aid 

Students are encouraged to come to the Financial Aid 
Office for assistance in planning the financing of their 
college education. A variety of resources are available to 
assist those unable to attend college. Assistance is awarded 
to degree-seeking students enrolled for six (6) or more 
credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters as a degree- 
seeking student on the basis of financial need, scholastic 
achievement, and character. Limited funds are available to 
qualified students for the Summer semester. Applications 
for assistance received after May 1, 2003, will be consid- 
ered only if funds are available. In order to remain eligible 
for scholarships, work-study, loans and grants, a student 
must successfully meet the requirements of the Standards 
of Academic Progress for Financial Aid recipients. 



Work Study Programs 

Students enrolled for six (6) or more hours toward a 
degree program and meet Federal requirements of financial 
need, and who are capable of maintaining adequate grade 
point averages may be employed in part-time jobs to help 
meet expenses. Jobs are available on campus. Off campus 
employment opportunities for community service are also 
available. The College is an equal opportunity employer. 

Loans 

Edison Community College Short-Term Loan 
Fund: The College makes short-term loans available to 
students who need temporary assistance paying their 
tuition. Applications are available at the Cashier's Office. 
A small service fee will be charged and the loan balance is 
due on a set date, prior to the end of the term. 

Federal Family Education Loans: Long-term loans 
are available through the federal government's Stafford 
Loan program. Students must complete an annual FAFSA 
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and a loan 
counseling entrance interview at the College. Eligibility 
and certification for loans are determined by the Financial 
Aid Office. 

Grants 

All students must complete an annual FAFSA (Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid) on www.fafsa.ed.gov 
to establish qualification for federal and state grants. Final 
eligibility for all grants is determined by the Financial Aid 
Office. 

Federal Pell Grant: Pell grants are provided by the 
federal government to students with demonstrated finan- 
cial need. Students may be eligible for Pell Grant even if 
they are not enrolled half-time. 

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity 
Grant (FSEOG): FSEOG funds are provided by the 
federal government to assist students with high financial 
need. Students need to be enrolled at least half-time to be 
considered for this grant. 

Florida Student Assistance Grant: These grants are 
awarded to Florida residents with financial need who are 
full-time students. Funds for part time students may be 
available on a limited basis. 

Repayment of Title IV Funds 

Beginning 2000-2001 academic year federal financial 
aid recipients that withdraw- from classes prior to comple- 
tion of 60 percent of the term will be required to repay a 
portion of funds received as defined by the federal regula- 
tions. The Financial Aid Office will distribute specific 
information with financial aid awards. 



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Standards of Academic Progress for 
Financial Aid Recipients 

Federal and state regulations require students to meet 
minimum standards in order to be eligible to receive finan- 
cial aid funds. The minimum standards at Edison 
Community College are applied uniformly to all Title IV 
federal financial aid programs administered by the college, 
except those programs whose eligibility requirements are 
restricted to institutional funds or outside donor restrictions. 

1. Students must meet the academic requirement of at 
least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

2. Students must make progress toward their degree or 
certificate. Minimum progress toward a degree 
requires initial year financial aid applicants who have 
previously attended the college to have earned 67 
percent of registration attempted at the college. 

3. Minimum progress toward a degree or certificate 
requires continuing financial aid recipients to earn 67 
percent of credit hours attempted during the current 
academic year for renewal eligibility. 

4. Students must complete their educational objective 
within a given time frame: 

a. All AA and AS degree-seeking students have a 
maximum of 90 attempted credit hours. 

b. All certificate degree-seeking students are limited 
to no more than 150 percent of the published 
length of the program. 

All transfer credits will be included as attempted 
credit hours as well as all Edison Community College 
attempted course work regardless of whether the courses 
are applicable toward the student's degree program. 

Withdrawals from any course(s) will be counted in the 
total hours attempted and may result in failure to meet the 
standards of progress. Students must follow the official 
withdrawal procedures established by the college. 
Students may owe a refund to the federal program as a 
result of a withdrawal from a course. Students should 
contact the Financial Aid Office for information prior to 
withdrawing from a course. 

Funding for remedial course work is limited to 30 
credits of assistance by federal financial aid programs. 

Reinstatement 

If a student is denied/suspended from financial aid 
assistance, the student must attend a semester without 
financial aid and earn a minimum of six (6) credits with a 
semester GPA of 2.0 or above. Students will be required to 
file an appeal after the term without aid is completed for 
reinstatement of eligibility. 

Review of Continued Eligibility 

Satisfactory progress is reviewed at the end of the 
student's academic year. Notification will be sent to stu- 
dents at the end of the Spring or Summer semester of ter- 
mination of aid eligibility. 



Appeal 

Students may request an appeal by the Financial Aid 
Office if financial aid funding has been terminated. The 
student must file a petition form with the Office of 
Financial Aid. On that form the student must state the cir- 
cumstances which prevented satisfactory progress to occur 
and provide documentation of the circumstances. Once the 
review has been made the student will be notified of the 
result of the review. 

Transfer Student Evaluation 

Transfer students applying for financial aid must have 
at least a 2.0 grade point average after transfer credits are 
evaluated to be eligible to receive financial aid funding. To 
qualify for aid in subsequent terms students must have a 
cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

All transfer credits will be included as attempted 
credit hours for academic standards of progress regardless 
of whether the courses are applicable toward the student's 
degree. 

Prior Baccalaureate Degree 

Students who have completed a baccalaureate or pro- 
fessional degree from an institution regardless of whether 
the institution is unaccredited or a foreign school are not 
eligible for Pell, FSAG or FSEOG funds. It does not matter 
whether the degree is accepted or recognized by Edison 
Community College. 

Student Fees 

Student fees are payable by the date shown on the 
schedule and fee receipt. Financial aid recipients may 
request that their fees be covered by approved financial aid 
funds by submitting their schedule and fee receipt to the 
Financial Aid Office. The student's financial aid award 
process must be finalized to have tuition covered by this 
process. 

Procedure for Cancellation or Withdrawal of 
Classes for Financial Aid Recipients 

Students who withdraw or have a class cancelled after 
the regular registration period (100 percent refund date) 
should consult the Financial Aid Office as they may incur 
a financial liability. Students who receive an administra- 
tive refund for classes will have their financial aid adjusted 
or cancelled and will be required to pay all funds received 
that are determined to be owed back to the federal, state, or 
private donor that provided the funds. 

All students who withdraw or drop classes are 
required to do so through the Office of the Registrar. 
Students are not automatically withdrawn from classes. 

Students wishing to change their course registration 
by adding or dropping a course must do so through the 
Office of the Registrar. Financial aid recipients are respon- 
sible for completing the change in registration for payment 
to be made by a financial aid program. 



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Veterans Educational Benefits 

The Financial Aid Office, Lee County Campus, serves 
as the Veterans Affairs Office for Edison Community 
College. 

If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran and are 
eligible for educational benefits, you should: 

— Contact the Veterans Specialist well in advance of 
enrollment to process eligibility forms. 

— Apply for admission as a degree-seeking student. 

— Submit the Certification of Eligibility or a copy of 
your DD-214 (separation paper) to the Veterans 
Specialist for certification of enrollment. Submit addi- 
tional forms if requested for certification to the 
Veterans Specialist. 

— Contact the Veterans Specialist each time you change 
course schedule, register for classes each semester, or 
change degree program. 

— All veterans continuing enrollment for a following 
term should contact the Veterans Affairs Office with 
schedule and fee receipt as soon as possible before the 
beginning of the next term. 

National Guard Fee Exemption 

Recommended National Guard enlistees may be eligi- 
ble to receive a fee exemption for a percentage of their 
tuition costs. Contact your National Guard Education 
Officer Eligibility for the exemption must be processed by 
the Veterans Specialist, Financial Aid Office, Lee County 
Campus. 

Veterans Dependents 

Wives, widows, or dependents of deceased or 100 
percent disabled veterans should contact the Veterans 
Affairs Office for the appropriate forms. 

Veteran Transfer Students 

A transfer student must have a transcript(s) from the 
previous college(s) forwarded to Edison Community 
College before transferring. The Veterans Administration 
(VA) must be notified of any credits accepted by the 



College. The student's certification for benefits will not be 
processed by the VA office until the transcript(s) is 
received and evaluated by Edison. Failure to have the cer- 
tification finalized will delay the veteran's benefit check. 

Approved VA Programs 

The student must be working toward an approved 
degree in order to receive VA benefits. Students should 
contact the College Counseling or Advising Centers to 
ensure that the classes they plan to take are required for the 
degree selected. This will avoid the possibility of overpay- 
ment for classes not required for the degree. A student will 
not be paid for a course repeated to earn a higher grade, 
unless the student received an "F" in that course, or a "D" 
when a "C" is required. 

Deferment of Hiition 

Veterans and other eligible students may receive one 
deferment each academic year if there is a break (failure to 
return in a subsequent semester) in the VA benefits. 
Veteran deferments are processed by the Veteran's 
Specialist on the Lee County Campus. 

Change of Status and Attendance 

Veterans who withdraw, drop or add a class should 
notify the Veterans Affairs Office immediately. Such a 
change could result in an incorrect payment from the VA. 
Withdrawals and grades of "W" are retroactive to the 
beginning of the term, and the VA does not pay for courses 
in which the student receives a grade of "W". 

Standards of Progress for Veteran 
Educational Benefit Recipients 

Veterans must maintain a "C" (2.0) grade point 
average to remain in good standing. If the veteran does not 
have a 2.0 after attempting 12 credit hours, the student will 
be placed on Academic Warning. After attempting 24 
credit hours, if the veteran still has less than a 2.0 GPA, the 
veteran benefits will be terminated by the VA. 



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Scholarships 



Edison Community College Foundation, Inc. 

The Foundation is a not-for-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) cor- 
poration chartered under Florida Statutes to serves as a 
direct-support organization of Edison Community College. 
The Foundation accepts gifts in support of the activities 
directly related to the mission of Edison Community 
College, including cash, property, securities, bequests, 
trusts, and life income arrangements. 

The Foundation promotes higher education in general 
and specifically encourages the advancement of teaching 
and instructional services, student scholarships, and 
support of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 
Because of Foundation donors, hundreds of lives have 
been changed through education. Donor gifts provide 
scholarships to students who would never be able to attend 



college otherwise. The quality of instruction is constantly 
improved through gifts that help to upgrade laboratory and 
computer equipment and to provide for updated learning 
resources and instructional technology. The Foundation is 
guided by a 25-member Board of Directors, composed of 
business and community leaders who are vitally interested 
in higher education in Southwest Florida. District offices 
for the Foundation are located in Building I, Room 228 of 
the Lee County Campus. 

Institutional Scholarships 

Edison Community College offers a variety of institu- 
tional scholarships to students based on academic status 
and/or financial need. Students may apply through the 
appropriate program or directly to a Financial Aid Office 
on each campus. 



Program 



Activity Scholarships 



Eligibility Information 



Application Information 



Presidential Scholarships 
$1600 toward tuition 



Students who participate or show poten- 
tial in the areas of art, music, drama, or 
Student Government. The award is 
renewable with satisfactory academic 
progress. 



File the FAFSA. Art students must also 
submit a portfolio to the department 
chairperson. Music and drama students 
must audition for the appropriate depart- 
ment chairperson. Students in Student 
Government must be recommended by 
the appropriate Edison advisor. 



Each valedictorian, each salutatorian, 
and two additional graduates of the top 
10% of the graduating class of each 
accredited high school in Charlotte, 
Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee coun- 
ties. The award is renewable if the 
student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
Must be a full-time student. 



Recipients are recommended each year 
by the high school principal's office. No 
special application is required. 



Honors Scholarships 
Full-time Students $1800 
Part-time Students $900 



Participants in the Honors Scholar 
Program. The award is renewable with 
continued participation in the Honors 
Scholar Program. 



Apply for admission to the Honors 
Scholar Program. Contact the Dean for 
Humanities Office at (239) 489-9332. 



Plummer Memorial Scholarships 



Outstanding second-year students from 
each academic division at the Lee 
County campus and from the Collier and 
Charlotte County campuses. 



Recipients will be recommended by the 
academic department at the end of the 
academic year. 



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Activity Scholarships 

Project Hope Scholarships 
Full Tuition & Books 
(max. 30 credits per year) 



Eligibility Information 

Recent high school graduates who are 
at-risk and might not be able to attend 
college otherwise. Priority is given to 
students who were awarded Project 
Hope in Middle School awards. 
Applications are available in February 
from the College or area high school 
counselors. Recipients must participate 
in the Hope Scholars Club. 



Application Information 

Complete the FAFSA and Project Hope 
Scholarship Application. Awards are 
made in May for the next academic year. 



Child Care Scholarships 
$500-$ 1500 



Students who have dependents and need 
financial assistance for child care to 
attend the College. Scholarship amounts 
are determined by the need of the 
student and availability of funds. 



File the FAFSA. Submit the Scholarship 
application form with childcare scholar- 
ship addendum. 



Student Support Services 
Scholarships 
Varying Amounts 



Students who participate in the Student 
Support Services program and have 
financial need may be eligible for schol- 
arship assistance through that program. 
Contact that Office at (239) 489-9112. 



File the FAFSA and apply for participa- 
tion in the Student Support Services pro- 
grams. 



Endowed Scholarships 

The applications forms for all endowed scholarships 
are located in each financial aid office, the Hendry/Glades 
office, and on the Edison Community College website, 
HYPERLINK http://www.edison.edu #www.edison.edu. 
Criteria for the scholarship programs will vary, but leader- 
ship, school and community involvement, special recogni- 
tion, skills, talent, financial need, or field of study can be 
considered. Certain scholarships may require the student to 
submit letters of recommendation or additional statements. 
All students must complete and submit the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligi- 
ble to receive institutional scholarship funds. 

Endowed scholarships are provided by the Edison 
Community College Foundation, Inc. Tuition and book 
scholarships are awarded to several hundred students each 
year from endowments estabUshed by community residents. 
The following endowed scholarships are currently offered: 

Business: 

Madeleine R. Taeni Ethics in Business Scholarship 

Charlotte County Students: 

Charlotte County Foundation Scholarship 
Charlotte County General Scholarship 
Charlotte Pops @ Sunset Scholarship 
Charlotte Regional Medical Center Scholarship 
Darryl and Carol Casanueva Scholarship 
Fawcett Memorial Medical Staff Scholarship 
Helphenstine Family Scholarship 



McQueen Family Scholarship 

James Moore Scholarship 

Punta Gorda Rotary Scholarship 

Viola Odenheimer Scholarship 

Vernon Peeples Scholarship 

St. Joseph Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship 
Collier County Students: 

Collier County General Scholarship 

Gordon A. Lozier Scholarship 

Holland and Mary Jeanne Salley Scholarship 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Criminal Justice: 

Nancy A. Jerz Scholarship in Public Service 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 
Descendants of Capt. F.A. Hendry: 

Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry Scholarship 
Disabled Students: 

Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Scholarship 
Disadvantaged Students: 

Peter D. and Eleanore A. Kleist Scholarship 
Drama: 

Robert and Juliette Brand Scholarship 
Electronics: 

Joseph S. Borek Scholarship 
EMT/EMS: 

Andrew Ryan Bess Memorial Scholarship 

Eadie Marasco Scholarship 

EMT General Scholarship 

Nancy A. Jerz Scholarship in Public Service 



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Fawcett Memorial Hospital Staff: 

Fawcett Memorial Medical Staff Scholarship 
Fire Science: 

Nancy A. Jerz Scholarship in Public Service 
Fort Myers High School Graduates: 

Tiffany Bachman Scholarship 
Glades/Hendry: 

Glades/Hendry County General Scholarship 
Graphic Arts: 

L. Sherrill Yeomans Scholarship 
Healthcare: 

Ruth Henry Scholarship 

Dora Christianson Scholarship 
Honors: 

Bank of America Scholarship 

George and Mary Jo Sanders Scholarship 

James and Eleanor Newton Scholarship 

Phyllis Spain Scholarship 
Horticulture Students: 

WiUiam Barney 'Bill' Corbin Scholarship 
LaBelle High Graduates: 

Isabella Curtis Scholarship 

LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival Scholarship 

Steven Carl Perry Scholarship 
Law Enforcement: 

Florida Police Foundation Scholarship 

Lee County 100 Club Scholarship 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Lee County Students: 

Lee County General Scholarship 
Legal Assisting: 

Paralegal Studies Scholarship 
Math: 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 

Margaret R. Cran Scholarship 

Ray L. WiUiams Scholarship 
Music: 

Jennifer Craig Memorial Scholarship 

Ralph Tilden Scholarship 
Music/Piano: 

J. Howard Wood Scholarship 
Nursing: 

Alice Saunders Scholarship 

Beryl Berry Scholarship 

Carol Ann Schneeman Scholarship 

Charles A. & Roberta Church Scholarship 

Charles and Dorothy Schultz Scholarship 

Charlotte Regional Medical Center Scholarship 

Dr. Fred and Bemiece H. Cain Scholarship 

Dr. Leland and Eileen Glenn Scholarship 

Eadie Marasco Scholarship 

Ellsworth W. & Helen Beckes Scholarship 

Fred S. and Geraldine Willard Scholarship 

General Nursing Scholarship 

Jack C. Wamock, MD Scholarship 

Joann Evans Scholarship 



Joseph Leto Scholarship 

Joseph Moskal Scholarship 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 

Lehigh Community Health Association Scholarship 

Lillian A. Medhurst Scholarship 

Marion D. Burgess Scholarship 

Paula G. Walker Scholarship 

Punta Gorda Rotary Scholarship 

Rossie Evans Alderman Scholarship 
Occupational/Technical Programs: 

Marie L. Bruel Scholarship 
Outstanding Sophomores: 

Maurice and Jean Plummer Scholarship 
Project Hope: 

Betty Gardiner Scholarship 
Protective Services, Collier County: 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Radiologic Technology: 

Ward A. Shaver Scholarship 
Respiratory Care: 

Anna Kontinos Scholarship 

Laurel Dawn McNew Scholarship 
Returning Students: 

Second Chance Scholarship 

Kiwanis Club Fort Myers South Scholarship 
Science: 

Dr. Charles O'Neill Scholarship 

Ray L. Williams Scholarship 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 
Science/Engineering Studies: 

Gertrud Bunzel-Lamberger Scholarship 
Special Populations: 

Chaplain Eli Richard Scholarship 

Col. June E. Henry Scholarship 

Fred Henry Scholarship 
Unrestricted: 

Andrew W. Thompson Scholarship 

Anna Failing Scholarship 

Benjamin Counselman Scholarship 

Beryl Lenoch Scholarship 

Carl and Johanna Muller Scholarship 

Carlisle Quenzer Scholarship 

Catherine H. Maeder Scholarship 

Cecil Newton Scholarship 

Clarence and Billie Zimmerman Scholarship 

Claude E. Taylor Scholarship 

D. Geraci Scholarship 

Dudley P. Swartz Scholarship 

Edith Duffey Scholarship 

Estate Planning Council of SW FL Scholarship 

Fort Myers Rotary, South - Scholarship 

John Evans Memorial Scholarship 

Fuzzy Zoeller Scholarship 

Greg Allen Scholarship 

Guy R. Miller Scholarship 



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Harold and Leah Jane Freshwater Scholarship 

Helen Nestor Scholarship 

Isadora Claville Scholarship 

John and Aliese Price Foundation Scholarship 

John C. and Kossie G. Ferguson Scholarship 

Joseph H. and Julia M. Goodwin Scholarship 

Joseph Leto Scholarship 

Josephine and Curtis Queen Scholarship 

Kazen Ques Scholarship 

Laura E. Hedgecock Scholarship 

Leon and Viola Gardner Scholarship 

Lora and Preston Root Scholarship 

Mayson Robbins Scholarship 

Michael Griffith, Valerie Griffith-Holmes, Jack 



Holmes Scholarship 

Minnesota Twms Scholarship 

Music on Pine Island Scholarship 

Pop and Maij Kelly Scholarship 

Red Cattle Scholarship 

Rene Sichere Scholarship 

Robert Sneckenberger Scholarship 

Rose Kosches Scholarship 

Scientists Society of SW Florida Scholarship 

Scott J. Labuzienski Memorial Scholarship 

Seth Cohen Scholarship 

Sidney R. Davis Scholarship 

United States Sugar Corporation 

Youth Ministry at McGregor Baptist Church: 

United Christian Giving Scholarship #1 Scholarship 




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ACADEMIC POLICIES & PROCEDURES 
RELATING TO STUDENTS 



The following excerpts from the College's District 
Academic Policies and Procedures Manual represent poli- 
cies and procedures relating directly to students. The com- 
plete official manual, including forms, may be accessed 
through the College's home page, www.edison.edu. 

BASIC USE OF COMPUTERS 

Students fulfill Edison's computer Hteracy require- 
ment by successfully completing ENC 1101 (English 
Composition I), a course required of all Edison graduates. 
The course includes the following competencies: 

• Research and correctly document sources using MLA 
format 

• Compose and edit essays using a word processing 
program 

• Access information from electronic databases 

• Name, save, retrieve, and revise a document on the 
computer 

• Access and use resources on the World Wide Web 

• Navigate to a specific Web site 

BEEPERS, CELLULAR PHONES, 
AND PAGERS 

Beepers, cellular phones, and pagers should be turned 
off when entering a classroom. In an emergency, with prior 
authorization from the professor, a beeper, cellular phone, 
or pager may be turned to silent ring mode. In such a case, 
any exit from classroom to respond to a call should be 
made with a minimum of disturbance. 

CHILDREN OR FAMILY MEMBERS IN 
THE CLASSROOM 

Only currently enrolled students are authorized to be 
in classrooms, except for situations involving a disability. 
Children, spouses, or other relatives are not permitted, 
except with permission of a District Dean, Campus 
President, or District Director of Learning Assistance. 
Complaints regarding classroom disruption should be 
reported to these offices. 

CLASS ATTENDANCE, ABSENCE 

Students are expected to attend all class periods of the 
courses for which they are registered. Absence from 
several meetings of a course may result in a lower grade, 
depending on the professor's grading policy. The determi- 
nation of what constitutes excessive absence in any course 
rests with the professor conducting that course. Attendance 
requirements for a given course are to be found in the 
course syllabus. 



CLASS CANCELLATIONS 

Edison attempts to honor its commitment to provide 
the classes scheduled for a given term. However, at times, 
usually due to low enrollment, it may be necessary to 
cancel a class. In such cases every effort will be made to 
find an appropriate alternate class for the student. 

COURSE OUTLINE AND COURSE 
SYLLABUS 



The course outline is distinguished from the course 
syllabus in that the outhne provides an overview of the 
content of the course. The syllabus, on the other hand, pro- 
vides a detailed description of the particular section of the 
course that a student is enrolled in during a particular 
semester, and includes such information as schedule of 
class meetings and assignments, attendance policies, text- 
book requirements, and scheduled test dates. Course out- 
lines can be obtained by accessing Edison's Web page, 
www.edison.edu. 

The course syllabus is the responsibiUty of each pro- 
fessor. It should be developed by the professor, approved by 
the academic administrator, typed (or "word-processed"), 
duplicated, and be ready to distribute and review with stu- 
dents at the first class meeting. A copy is provided for the 
supervisor's file prior to the beginning of classes. 

COURSE WITHDRAWAL POLICY 

A student can withdraw without academic penalty 
from any course in a term by the mid-point of that term. 
Withdrawals after that date may be granted only through 
established institutional procedures. 

In order to withdraw from a course or courses, the 
student must complete a request to withdraw from a 
course. This request can be secured in the Counseling 
Center or Registrar's Office and be turned in at the 
Registrar's Office. 

Students who officially withdraw from a class or 
classes any time prior to the date listed in the college cal- 
endar will receive a grade of "W". A student will be 
limited to two withdrawals per course. Upon the third 
attempt, the student will not be permitted to withdraw, and 
will receive a grade for that course. 

DEAN'S LIST 

At die conclusion of the Fall and Spring semesters 
only, the Office of the Registrar will generate a list of stu- 
dents completing 1 2 or more credits (College Preparatory 
Classes EXCLUDED) whose grade point average is 3.5 or 
above, and who did not receive any grade below a "C". 



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The list is published after the period allowed for students 
to make up Incompletes. The Dean's List will be posted on 
each campus, and each student on this list will receive a 
letter noting the accomplishment, signed by the District 
Vice President for Academic Affairs. A notation of this 
accomplishment will be made on the transcript of each 
student so honored. 

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS 

Professors must be available to students outside of 
class to comply with both State Board of Community 
Colleges' and Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools' (SACS) requirements. 

Full-time faculty are required to schedule a minimum 
of 10 hours per week of office hours, during which time 
they will be physically present on campus and available 
for consultation with students. The configuration of these 
office hours is subject to the approval of the professor's 
supervisor but should ideally be distributed over the five 
working days each week. Office hours will be posted on or 
adjacent to faculty office doors by means of a Faculty 
Class Schedule and Office Hours form, VPAAOOl. 
Additional office hours beyond the required 10 hours may 
be scheduled, and students may also be seen by appoint- 
ment. 

Adjunct faculty and full-time faculty teaching over- 
load classes are required each semester to make them- 
selves available for student consultation before or after 
class. They may make themselves additionally available 
by appointment, phone, phonemail, or electronic messag- 
ing. Availability to students should be appropriately noted 
in the class syllabus. 

Supervisors of adjunct faculty will attempt to identify 
suitable student consultation space or provide an available 
classroom or a common office. 

GORDON RULE 

Gordon Rule is the popular name given to State Board 
Rule 6A- 10.030 Other Assessment Procedures for 
College-Level Communication and Computation Skills 

( 1 ) In addition to tests that may be adopted by the State 
Board to measure student achievement in college- 
level communication and computation skills, pursuant 
to Section 229.053(2)(d), Florida Statutes, other 
assessment procedures shall be measured by comple- 
tion of coursework in English and mathematics. 

(2) Prior to receipt of an Associate of Arts degree from a 
public community college or university or prior to 
entry into the upper division of a public university, a 
student shall complete successfully the following: 

(a) Twelve (12) semester hours of English 
coursework in which the student is required to 
demonstrate writing skills. For the purposes of 
this rule, an English course is defined as any 
semester-length course within the general study 



area of the humanities in which the student is 
required to produce written work of at least six 
thousand (6,000) words. 

(b) Six (6) semester hours of mathematics course- 
work at the level of college algebra or higher. For 
the purposes of this rule, applied logic, statistics 
and other such computation coursework which 
may not be placed within a mathematics depart- 
ment may be used to fulfill three (3) hours of the 
six (6) hours required by this section. For the pur- 
poses of this rule, a grade of "C" or higher shall 
be considered successful completion. 

(c) Students awarded college credit in English based 
on their demonstration of writing skills through 
dual enrollment, advanced placement, or interna- 
tional baccalaureate instruction pursuant to Rule 
6A- 10.024, FAC, and students awarded college 
credit based on their demonstration of mathemat- 
ics skills at the level of college algebra or higher 
through one ( 1 ) or more of the acceleration mech- 
anisms in Rule 6A- 10.024, FAC, shall be consid- 
ered to have satisfied the requirements in Rule 
6A-10.030(2), FAC, to the extent of the college 
credit awarded. 

(3) Exemptions and waivers. 

(a) Any student who completes the first six (6) hours 
of the English coursework required by this rule 
with a grade point average of 4.0 may waive com- 
pletion of the remaining six (6) hours until after 
entry into the upper division of a university and 
shall be considered eligible for an Associate of 
Arts degree, notwithstanding the provisions of 
Rule 6A-10.030(2)(a), FAC. 

(b) Any public community college or university 
desiring to exempt its students from the require- 
ments of Rule 6A- 10.030(2), FAC, shall submit 
an alternative plan to the State Board of 
Community Colleges or Board of Regents, 
respectively. Upon approval of the plan by the 
respective board, the plan shall be submitted to 
the State Board. Upon approval by the State 
Board, said plan shall be deemed effective in lieu 
of the requirements of Rule 6A- 10.030(2), FAC. 

GRADE CORRECTIONS 

The responsibility for the academic evaluation of stu- 
dents and the assignment of final grades rests with the pro- 
fessor who has been assigned to teach that course. A 
student who believes that an error was made in the assign- 
ment of their final grade must contact their professor, or 
the appropriate academic dean, or Campus President by 
the 28th calendar day after the start of classes in the sub- 
sequent semester. For example, the student must request 
the review of a grade that was assigned in the Fall 
Semester by the 28th calendar day after the start of Spring 
classes. 



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The professor who assigned the final grade must initi- 
ate a Change of Grade. The Change of Grade form must 
be approved by the appropriate academic dean or Campus 
President and forwarded to the Office of the Registrar 
before the end of the semester. 

GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY 

The Grade Forgiveness PoHcy permits students to 
repeat a course in an attempt to improve a grade of "D" or" 
F". A student will be limited to two repeats per course. 
Upon the third attempt, the student is not permitted to 
withdraw from the course and the grade assigned is the 
final grade for the course. 

Grade forgiveness is automatic, beginning Summer B, 
1995, for all students who have repeated courses at Edison. 
Students must complete a Grade Forgiveness Form only if 
BOTH the original and the forgiven grades were awarded in 
terms or semesters previous to Summer B 1995, or if both 
courses were transferred to Edison from other institutions. 

Students should be aware that some colleges or uni- 
versities may not accept the grade of a repeated course, or 
may compute grade-point averages incorporating the grade 
originally assigned. 

Students receiving financial aid of any type are cau- 
tioned to check with the Financial Aid Office to ensure that 
the repeated courses will count toward their financial aid 
award. 

Only the last grade earned in a repeated course will be 
computed into the grade-point average at Edison, provided 
that the last assigned grade is not a "W" or an "X" (Audit). 
However, all grades will appear on the transcript. 

Students may not repeat a course to improve grade- 
point average after the awarding of the Associate degree. 

This policy applies to courses that are repeated for 
grade forgiveness purposes. It does not apply to courses 
designated as repeatable. 

Student requests for a change of grade to a "W" must 
be submitted through a petition for Exception to 
Registration Policies and Procedures. 

GRADE REPORTS 

During the semester, professors will communicate 
directly with those students who are doing unsatisfactory 
work. Students with unsatisfactory performance are encour- 
aged to meet with the professor or an Academic Advising 
Specialist with a view toward improving their work. 

Final Grade Reports are mailed to students at the end 
of each semester. The final grade is the only grade which 
appears on the student's transcript. 

GRADE-POINT SYSTEM 

The following grade symbols and grade point weights 
have been used at Edison Community College beginning 
in the 1997-98 academic year: 



A Excellent 4 points 

B Good 3 points 

C Average 2 points 

D Poor 1 point 

F Failure points 

I Incomplete* points 

W Withdraw** points 

X Audit (No credit) points 

*See "Incomplete "Grade 
**See Course Withdrawal Policy 

HONORS RESEARCH 

Honors Research courses are designed to allow a 
student to pursue topics within a specific discipline or 
program under the guidance of a qualified professor. It 
provides an opportunity for the student to explore in depth 
an area of particular interest; or, if covered in class, the 
topic interests and motivates the student sufficiently to 
want to pursue it in more detail or to explore the area more 
fully. Honors Research may not duplicate any existing 
course in the Catalog. The course is designed by a profes- 
sor to fit the needs of an individual student. 

The course syllabus must be designed by the profes- 
sor, with input as to areas of interest from the student. It 
must represent college level work and be sufficiently 
complex and demanding to warrant the credits awarded. 

To begin the Honors Research process, the student 
picks up a form from the District Dean's or Campus 
President's office. Once this form is properly documented, 
submitted, and approved by the District Dean, the student 
may register for the class. 

The regular college grading system applies to Honors 
Research students. Honors Research classes may not be 
taken to satisfy general education requirements. 

INCOMPLETE GRADE 

A grade of "I" is given only when the student has suc- 
cessfully completed most of the course in question and, in 
the judgment of the professor, is able to make up any 
deficit within the assigned time frame. A student who 
receives an "I" must make up the deficiency and have the 
change of grade recorded in the Office of the Registrar no 
later than last day to remove incomplete grades as pub- 
lished in the College Catalog. After that, the grade defaults 
to an "F". The responsibility for making the necessary 
arrangements with a professor for the removal of an "I" 
rests with the student. A student may not register for a class 
in which they have an "I" grade. 

If a professor awarding an "I" is not going to be avail- 
able the following term, it is the responsibility of the pro- 
fessor awarding an "I" to make arrangements for the 
student to deliver the necessary completed course work to 
a fellow faculty member or the professor's supervisor for a 
change of grade. 



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In such a case, it is the professor's responsibility to 
inform the faculty member or supervisor and the student, 
in writing, what needs to be completed in order for the "I" 
to be changed. The professor should provide a copy of the 
student's grades to date, and describe the student's remain- 
ing work and final grade. 

In extreme cases where circumstances prevent a pro- 
fessor from assigning a grade, final responsibiUty for the 
grade change rests with the supervisor. 

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY 

Individualized Study leads to the completion of a 
college course and the receipt of academic credit. The 
content of the learning experience is completed under the 
direction of a professor assigned to work with the student 
independently of the normal class schedule. While Edison 
recognizes the legitimate need for such learning experi- 
ences, its policy is to keep this practice to a minimum. 
Individualized Study may be used to complete required 
courses when extenuating circumstances exist as defined 
by the District Dean or Campus President. Approval must 
be obtained before the student is allowed to take the course. 

Individualized Study courses are permitted for the fol- 
lowing circumstances: 

(1) A regularly scheduled course is cancelled due to insuf- 
ficient enrollment and no alternate course can be taken 
to meet the student's educational goals for that semes- 
ter. 

(2) A student is unable to complete a needed regularly 
offered class due to a documented medical or learning 
disability. 

(3) A student is in his/her last semester and a course 
required for graduation is not being offered and an 
appropriate substitute is unavailable. 

The request form for Individualized Study is obtained 
in the District Dean's or Campus President's office. The 
Individualized Study form must be completed and submit- 
ted to the District Dean or Campus President prior to the 
end of the drop/add period for the given semester. Once the 
form is approved, the student may register for the class. It 
is the professor's responsibility to prepare the syllabus for 
each Individuahzed Study. 

The standard college grading system applies to all 
Individualized Study. Grades earned through Individual- 
ized Study have the same status as those earned through 
regular class attendance. 

LEARNING RESOURCES 

Edison maintains Learning Resources (LR), related 
equipment and Internet access for students district-wide. 
The library lies at the heart of each campus, and houses 
99,715 items in the form of books, educational videos, 
journals, newspapers, compact digital disks and reference 



materials that are both general and subject-specific. A rich 
array of resources are also available through the LR Web 
page, which enables users to access numerous databases, 
including the collections of other community colleges and 
cooperative libraries. 

Learning Resources Cards: 

Patrons eligible for borrowing privileges will be pro- 
vided a Learning Resources card. Edison students may use 
their photo I.D. 

The following charges may apply to all library patrons: 

• Assessments for material checked out and not 
returned will be the current average trade price of the 
material not returned. 

Patrons who have overdue materials or who have 
failed to return material that has been recalled 
will be notified by mail. A hold on records will be 
placed on patrons who have overdue materials. 

• Lost or Mutilated Materials: 

An item reported lost, or returned in a damaged/ 

mutilated condition, will be billed as described 

above. 

If "lost" interlibrary material is subsequently 

found, any refund will be at the discretion of the 

owning library. 

Exceptions to the time limits of this section may 

be made (at the discretion of the Director of 

Learning Resources) for out-of-print materials of 

continuing value. 

• Fee-based services: 

Patrons who request services for which a fee is 
charged will be billed. No additional service 
charges will be added by Learning Resources. 

• Definition of "Hold on Records" Status: 

No transcripts will be released. 

Degrees/Certificates will not be released. 

Learning Resources borrowing privileges will be 

suspended. 

Patrons will be given signed and dated receipts 

for each charge and/or service fee paid at the 

Business Office. 
Appeals by patrons for these charges and/or "Holds on 
Records" may be made to the District Director of Learning 
Resources. Appeals must be submitted within ten working 
days of the assessment. 

MAXIMUM COURSE ATTEMPTS 
POLICY 

A student will be perrhitted a maximum of three 
attempts per course. Upon the third attempt, the student 
will not be permitted to withdraw and will receive a grade 
for the course. Course withdrawals and earned grades 
count toward the maximum attempts. 



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STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONS 

A. Full-Time 

A Student must take 12 credits or more during any 
semester session (6 credits or more during a mini- 
session) to be considered a full-time student. 

B. Part-Time 

A student who enrolls in less than these minimums is 
considered part-time. 

C. Credit 

Students enrolled for college credit in a current 
session will be considered Credit Students. 

D. Audit 

Students, who enroll for no credit, that is, students 
who audit a course normally offered for credit, will be 
considered Audit Students. 

E. Non-Credit (Continuing Education) 

Students enrolled in Continuing Education courses, 
which are not offered for college credit, will be con- 
sidered Non-Credit Students. 

STUDENT REVIEW OF INSTRUCTION 
AND COURSE EVALUATION 

In order to improve the teaching/learning process, 
further course and program development, and encourage 
faculty professional development, it is necessary to gather 
information regarding instructional practices and proce- 
dures. Among relevant kinds of information is the student's 
opinion regarding classes he/she is taking. Student Review 
of Instruction and Course Evaluation forms are distributed 
after mid-term examinations (VPAA002). The professor 
arranges for a student in the class to administer the survey 
and is not to be present while the survey is completed. 
Written comments regarding any aspect of instruction in 
the survey are encouraged. Students are encouraged to be 
as candid and as accurate as possible. Written comments 
should focus on elements which the student thinks can be 
improved, or on elements which were particularly effective 
or satisfying so that these may be retained. 

The person administering the survey should remain in 
the room for questions, collect the survey and materials, 
seal responses in the envelope provided, and return the 
envelope to the designated office. The survey and the 
envelope should be checked to verify the semester, year, 
course number, section and professor's name. For those 
enrolled in distance learning, the survey is given to the 
student by the test proctor when the student takes the last 
proctored exam of the semester. Copies of these directions 
may be obtained from any instructional administrator's 
office. Class averages, other survey results, and comments 
are reviewed by the appropriate instructional supervisor. 

Surveys will be forwarded to the professor after the 
term is completed so the professor may benefit from stu- 
dents' opinions regarding instruction. 



The frequency of administration for the Student 
Review of Instruction and Course Evaluation is annually 
in the Fall semester for full-time faculty, as prescribed in 
the Collective Negotiations Agreement, and every semes- 
ter for adjunct faculty. 

STUDENT SURVEYS 

Edison Community College will periodically distrib- 
ute surveys to students in order to obtain information 
useful in evaluating education programs, student services 
and many other aspects of the College and its mission. 
These surveys may be sent by mail, administered over the 
phone or administered in the classroom. They may be 
administered to a cross-section of students, to graduates of 
particular programs or to smdents enrolled for a short time. 
Results of student surveys are shared with administrators, 
faculty, the Board of Trustees and with students. Findings 
are reported in the aggregate, without identifying any par- 
ticular student. The information is used to identify ways to 
improve programs and services, and to plan future activi- 
ties. Surveying students is one way Edison Community 
College strives to be "student-centered." Student participa- 
tion in surveys ensures that the information gathered pro- 
vides an accurate basis for decision-making. 

TEXTBOOK SELECTION PROCESS 

Uniform textbook adoption, in courses which consist 
of multiple sections in multiple locations, is strongly rec- 
ommended. To ensure that students pursue sequential 
courses with the prerequisite knowledge, and to ensure 
uniformity of course delivery, Edison has identified a 
process which seeks to provide for faculty input in class- 
room materials adoption. 

In mid-Fall semester each year, the textbook adoption 
process begins for the following academic year. The goal 
is to provide timely adoptions so that bookstore buy-backs 
can proceed efficiently, and that materials to be ordered 
can be specified well in advance of the time that they are 
needed for classes. The deadline for completion of these 
two functions is prior to the Bookstore buy-back period 
during the Spring Semester. 

All faculty are solicited for input. Program or disci- 
pline committees are convened before the Fall semester 
has ended in order for prospective classroom materials to 
be assembled for examination. After the beginning of the 
Spring semester, the committees meet and decide on class- 
room materials to be used in the following year. 

Regular meetings, and/or telephone conferences 
provide the basis for the decision making. 

Time for exchange of ideas should be provided. Once 
the decisions have been made, the Chairperson of each 
committee provides to his/her supervisor documentation of 
the decision process which includes the names of those 
who have been involved in the deliberation process. 



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required materials selected, supplemental materials 
selected, and the date upon which these meetings and deci- 
sions occurred. The Bookstore order for books shall be 
completed at this time, and forwarded through regular 
channels to the bookstore. 

Edison anticipates that except in unusual circum- 
stances, the course materials will be adopted for at least 
one year. Committees will meet each year for review to 
change or to re-adopt instructional materials. Documenta- 
tion of the decision-making process should proceed from 
the Chairs of the adoption groups to their supervisors. 

A copy of the documentation regarding classroom 
material adoption should be retained in the supervisor's 
office. A sample form to be used in the process of report- 
ing the decision of the committee may be obtained from 
any instructional administrative office. 



WORD-PROCESSING OR TYPING 
POLICY 

Students are expected to type or word-process papers 
presented in courses taken for credit. Edison's basic com- 
position course, ENC 1101, requires students to demon- 
strate competence in the basic use of computers, including 
word processing. The word processing of papers is 
regarded as the norm and is considered good practice for 
students transferring to upper division colleges and uni- 
versities. Students who cannot type are urged to enroll in a 
keyboarding class, or to seek remediation through various 
options available in Learning Assistance. 




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Honors Scholar Program 



Edison Community College offers qualified students 
with high ability and motivation an enriched, challenging 
program of study through the Honors Scholar Program 
(HSP). Participation in this superior educational experience 
provides for intellectual and social development, builds 
character, and promotes enthusiasm for hfelong learning. 
Honors courses are not intended to be appreciably more 
work than traditional classes, but instead offer innovative 
approaches to learning which focus on the individual 
student. Honors classes may, depending on the course, 
involve problem solving, student projects, or a student 
seminar approach to learning. Synergy results when the 
best and brightest are assembled together to inspire each 
other to think in unique, novel ways. Faculty are selected 
for their expertise and interest in helping students. 

Benefits of the Program 

— Active discussions 

— Small class sizes 

— Independent and critical thinking 

— Field trips 

— Honors Resource room with internet-accessible com- 
puter 

— Independent research or creative project option 

— HSP student executive board 

— Annual spring luncheon 

Edison Honors Scholars are desirable recruits to other 
institutions of higher learning and often receive special 
attention for scholarships and awards. An articulation 
agreement with the University of Central Florida enables 
Edison Honors Scholar graduates to enter the UCF 
University Honors Program. 

Completion of the Honors Scholar Program is 
recorded on the students' transcripts. Students who gradu- 
ate with Honors or High Honors are also recognized at the 
annual graduation ceremony. The cumulative grade point 
average is used to identify graduation with Honors or High 
Honors as follows: 

Honors 3.50 to 3.99 Cumulative GPA 

High Honors 4.0 Cumulative GPA 

Requirements for Admission 

Students must be AA or AS degree-seeking and are 
required to write an essay and complete an application. 
The applicant must meet at least two (2) of the following 
criteria, one from Column A and one from Column B, to 
qualify for the program. 



Column A 

1. Minimum ACT of 25 or, 
minimum SAT of 1 1 00 or, 
minimum FCELPT of 100 
on each subtest. 

2. Minimum high school GPA 
of 3.2 on an unweighted scale. 

3. Minimum of 12 semester 
hours of college credit with 
GPA of 3.2 or higher. 



Program Requirements 



Column B 

1 Two written teacher 
recommendations from 
high school or college. 

2. A portfolio of art, music, 
or dance. 

3. Completion of two 
college honors courses 
with an "A" or a "B" in 
both classes. 



A minimum of 18 credit hours of Honors classes 
(earning at least a grade of "B" in each course) will com- 
plete the academic requirements to graduate from the 
Honors Scholar Program. These classes must be chosen 
from at least two of three academic areas: basic sci- 
ences/math, social sciences, or humanities/communica- 
tions. One of these classes can be the Honors Research 
Study (3 credits) mentioned on page 41. Additional 
requirements not summarized here also apply. 

A student may receive an Honors Certificate if a total 
of nine (9) credit hours of Honors courses are completed 
with at least a grade of "B." 

Honors Scholarships 

Edison Community College is eager to assist the 
highly motivated and achieving students who participate in 
the Honors Scholar Program. Based on availability, $1800 
performance -based scholarships are awarded annually in 
the Fall to full-time students who will graduate from the 
program. These scholarships are renewable the following 
year if certain criteria are met. Honors Certificate students 
are not eligible for these scholarships. 

How to Apply 

The program coordinator must receive completed 
applications six (6) weeks prior to the term in which the 
student wishes to begin participation in the program. For 
further information or an application form, call the HSP 
Coordinator at (239) 489-9332. 

Florida Bright Futures 

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship awards are deter- 
mined by the Florida Department of Education and may be 
used for tuition expenses at Edison. Florida Academic 
awardees may have their tuition charges paid by the 
program. Florida Merit and Vocational Gold Seal awards 
will be reimbursed for 75% of tuition charges each term of 
the award. Funds will be disbursed to students as soon as 
they are available from the Florida Department of 
Education. 



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Donor Scholarships 

Students who have been awarded scholarship funds 
from a private organization may have those funds admin- 
istered by the College Financial Aid Office. Donors are 
required to complete a Scholarship Donor Agreement 
Form. Scholarship funds and the completed form should 
be sent to the Lee County Financial Aid Office. Funds 
must be received prior to the beginning of a semester to 
allow a student to charge institutional expenses. 



Scholarship Search Information 

If you are interested in looking for scholarships from 
sources outside the College, some of the best free search 
services are available on the Internet. The Web address for 
these can be found at http://www.fastweb.com. 

The Lee County Financial Aid Office has a Resource 
Center you may use to access the Internet for scholarship 
searches or financial aid information. Internet access is 
also available at all Learning Resource Centers. 




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Learning Assistance 

(College Preparatory Program) 



The Florida Legislature created, by statute, College 
Preparatory Programs in all of Florida's community col- 
leges effective July 1, 1985. All degree and certificate- 
seeking students are tested prior to registration. Edison 
recognizes the ACT-E, SAT-R, and FCELPT tests for pur- 
poses of evaluation. The FCELPT is routinely given to 
entering students. 

Students must present scores on the above tests that 
have been earned within the two (2) years prior to admis- 
sion to Edison. Further testing on the FCELPT may be 
necessary if the scores are more than two (2) years old. 

Students must enroll in college preparatory communi- 
cation and computation instruction if test scores are below 
the specific levels. (Please see Assessment Services page 
55 for more information). 

Students scoring above the specific scores on the 
placement test may enroll in college credit instruction. 
Students scoring below the specific scores on the place- 
ment test are required to enter college preparatory instruc- 
tion. College preparatory instruction does NOT count 
toward meeting degree requirements. 

Students who test into college preparatory instruction 
and subsequently enroll in college preparatory instruction 
must successfully complete the required college prepara- 
tory studies by the time they have successfully accumu- 
lated 12 hours of college-level course work, or they must 
maintain continuous enrollment in college preparatory 
coursework each semester until the requirements are com- 
pleted while performing satisfactorily in the degree 
earning course work. Students cannot enroll for more than 
three (3) attempts in each course to complete college 
preparatory instruction. Students enrolled in a college 
preparatory course who drop the course after the drop/add 
period are considered to have utilized one of the three 
attempts allowed to complete that course. 

Students who must enroll in the same college prepara- 
tory course a third (3) time shall pay fees at 100 percent of 
the full cost of instruction. Students who withdraw or fail 
a class due to extenuating circumstances, or who have a 
financial hardship, may be granted an exception to the 100 
percent full cost of instruction. (Please see Petitions page 
29 for more information) Students must provide written 
documentation of financial hardship, disabiUty or extenu- 
ating circumstances that resulted in the withdrawal or 
failure. Such documentation shall be submitted to the 
College Registrar for consideration. 

Students are permitted to enroll in college preparatory 
instruction concurrently with credit instruction in courses 
for which they are qualified. College preparatory students 
may not enroll in the following categories of college credit 



courses while completing their college preparatory course 
work: 

1) College preparatory students who are deficient in 
mathematics may not enroll in any college-level math- 
ematics course or courses that require mathematics 
skills beyond the skill level of the student. 

2) College preparatory students who are deficient in 
Enghsh and/or reading skills may not enroll in English 
or humanities courses that meet the Gordon Rule 
requirements (Please see page 40 for more informa- 
tion), or any courses that require communication skills 
beyond the skill level of the student. 

3) College preparatory students who are deficient in all 
three areas may enroll in college-level courses such as 
orientation courses, college success courses or courses 
that are not dependent on college-level computation 
and communication skills. 

College preparatory instruction is provided in reading, 
writing and mathematics. There are three levels of reading, 
three levels of English and two levels of mathematics. 

College preparatory reading instruction includes the 
recognition of main ideas, supporting details, meanings of 
words in context, author's purpose, tone, valid arguments, 
explicit and implicit relationships within and between sen- 
tences, and the ability to detect bias, to distinguish fact from 
opinion and to draw logical inferences and conclusion. 

College preparatory writing instruction includes 
grammatical concepts and usage, puncuation, word choice, 
and paragraph and essay development. 

College preparatory mathematics instruction includes 
arithmetic and introductory algebra including real numbers 
and their properties and basic operations, hnear expressions, 
factoring of algebraic expressions, solutions of linear equa- 
tions and inequahties, graphing, and quadratic equations. 

All college preparatory courses require ninety (90) 
contact hours per semester. These contact hours are com- 
prised of a combination of regular classroom lecture hours 
and open lab hours. The open lab hours are posted each 
semester and can be completed any time the lab is open. 

Edison's college preparatory program is part of the 
Department of Learning Assistance. Another program 
offered at Edison is the SAIL Program. The SAIL Program 
is designed for AS degree-seeking students to test and 
diagnose their skill level in English, mathematics and 
reading. Assistance is then provided, whether it is a case of 
refreshing skills or steering students to the next course or 
a more comprehensive course of study. 

Community Colleges perform vital education and 
training for communities. With access to learning open to 



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all students - from recent high school graduates to adults 
seeking to upgrade their knowledge and career skills to 
companies seeking to improve incumbent worker skills - 
community colleges are challenged to address the learning 
needs of diverse student populations. 

Our leming technologies can assess skills and pre- 
scribe quality, self-paced, interactive instruction that will 



allow learners to acquire the skills they need for success. 
These solutions can be delivered in the classroom, in learn- 
ing labs and anywhere learners have Internet access - pro- 
viding a powerful tool and promoting success. Please 
contact the SAIL Program or Learning Assistance if you 
have questions about this program. 




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COLLEGE LEVEL 
ACADEMIC SKILLS TEST (CLAST) 



The State of Florida has developed a test of college- 
level communication and computation skills called the 
College Level Academic Skills Test or (CLAST). CLAST 
is designed to test the communication and computation 
skills that are judged by state university and community 
college faculty to be generally associated with successful 
performance and achievement in lower division work. 

The test is required by Florida statutes and rules of the 
State Board of Education when competencies in Enghsh, 
reading, and mathematics cannot be demonstrated by any 
of the following options: 
1. Achieve a score that meets or exceeds the following: 

a. SAT-R 500 or above in Verbal, or its equivalent 
on the original scale score, shall be exempt from 
the Reading, English Language Skills, and Essay 
sections of the CLAST. 

b. SAT-R 500 or above in Quantitative, or its equiv- 
alent on the original scale score, shall be exempt 
from the Computation section of the CLAST. 

c. ACT-E 22 or above in Reading, or its equivalent 
on the original ACT, shall be exempt from the 
Reading section of the CLAST. 



d. ACT-E 21 or above in English, or its equivalent 
on the original ACT, shall be exempt from the 
English Language Skills and Essay sections of 
the CLAST 

e. ACT-E 21 or above in Math, or its equivalent on 
the original ACT, shall be exempt from the 
Computation section of the CLAST. 

2. Achieve a: 

a. 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale in 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 or other equivalent 
college-level English course for a minimum of 
six (6) semester credit hours to be exempt from 
the English Language Skills, Reading, and Essay 
sections of the CLAST. 

b. 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale in 
MAC, MGF, or STA courses for a minimum of 
six (6) semester credit hours to be exempt from 
the computation section of the CLAST. 

Please Note: CLAST RULES ARE SUBJECT TO 
CHANGE DUE TO REVISIONS IN FLORIDA 
LAW. 



Computational Skills 

(Elements of the College Level Academic Skills Program as taught at Edison) 

CLAST mathematics examination items and score report are provided in these broad categories: 



ARITHMETIC SKILLS 


MAT 
1033 


MAC 
1105 


MGF 
1106 


MGF 
1107 


MAC 
1114 


MAC 
1140 


MAC 
1147 


MAC 
2311 


STA 

2023 


*Adds and subtracts rational numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Multiplies and divides rational numbers 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


*Adds and subtracts rational numbers in decimal form 


X 








X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Multiplies and divides rational numbers in decimal form 


X 








X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


♦Calculates percent increase and percent decrease 








X 




X 




X 




•Recognizes the meaning of exponents 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves the sentence, a % of b is c, where values for two of the variables are given 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Recognizes the role of the base number in determining place value in the 
base-ten numeration system 


X 






X 




X 


X 






•Identifies equivalent forms of positive rational numbers involving decimals, percents and fractions 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Determines the order-relation between real numbers 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Identifies a reasonable estimate of a sum, average or product of numbers 










X 






X 


X 


•Infers relations between numbers in general by examining particular number pairs 


X 












X 


X 




•Solves real-world problems which do not require the use of variables and which do not 
involve percent 


X 






X 


X 






X 




•Solves real-world problems which do not require the use of variables and which do require 
the use of percent 


X 






X 




X 




X 




•Solves problems that involve the structure and logic of arithmetic 










X 


X 


X 


X 


X 



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Computational Skills (continued) 

(Elements of the College Level Academic Skills Program as taught at Edison) 

CLAST mathematics examination items and score report are provided in these broad categories: 



GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT SKILLS 


MAT 
1033 


MAC 
1105 


MGF 
1106 


MGF 

1107 


MAC 
1114 


MAC 
1140 


MAC 
1147 


MAC 

2311 


STA 

2023 


•Rounds measurements to nearest given unit of the measuring device used 






X 


X 


X 




X 


X 




•Calculates distance 


X 




X 


X 


X 




X 


X 




•Calculates areas 






X 




X 




X 


X 




•Calculates volumes 






X 










X 




•Identifies relationships between angle measures 






X 




X 




X 


X 




•Classifies simple plane figures by recognizing their properties 


X 




X 




X 






X 




•Recognizes similar triangles and their properties 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




•Identifies appropriate types of measurement of geometric objects 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




Infers formulas for measuring geometric figures 


X 




X 




X 






X 




Selects applicable formulas for computing measures of geometric figures 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




•Solves real world problems involving perimeters, areas and volumes of geometric figures 


X 


X 


X 




X 




X 


X 




•Solves real-world problems involving the Pythagorean property 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




ALGEBRA SKILLS 


•Adds and subtracts real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Multiplies and divides real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Applies the order-of-operations agreement to computation involving numbers and variables 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Uses scientific notations in calculations involving very large numbers or very small measurements 


X 


X 




X 




X 


X 


X 




•Solves linear equations and inequahties 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Uses given formulas to compute results when geometric measurements are not involved 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Finds particular values of a function 


X 


X 




X 


X 




X 


X 




•Factors a quadratic expression 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Finds the roots of a quadratic equation 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Solves a system of two linear equations in two unknowns 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Uses properties of operations correctly 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




Determines whether a particular number is among the solutions of a given equation or inequality 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Recognizes statements and conditions of proportionality and variation 


X 


X 




X 


X 




X 


X 




•Identifies regions of the coordinate plane which correspond to specific conditions, and vice versa 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 




•Use applicable proper ties to select equivalent equations and inequalities 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves real-world problems involving use of variables, aside from commonly used geometric 
formulas 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves problems that involve the structure and logic of algebra 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


STATISTICS SKILLS, INCLUDING PROBABILITY 


•Identifies information contained in bar, line and circle graphs 






X 








X 




X 


•Determines the mean, median and mode of a set of numbers 






X 








X 




X 


•Uses the fundamental counting principle 




X 


X 






X 


X 






•Recognizes properties and interrelationships among the mean, median and mode in a variety 
of distributions 






X 








X 




X 


•Chooses the most appropriate procedure for selecting an unbiased sample from a target population 






X 








X 






•Identifies the probability of a specific outcome in an experiment 






X 






X 


X 




X 


•Infers relations and makes accurate predictions from smdying statistical data 






X 








X 




X 


•Interprets real-world data involving frequency and cumulative frequency tables 






X 








X 




X 


•Solves real-world problems involving probabilities 






X 






X 


X 




X 


LOGICAL REASONING SKILLS 




















•Deduces facts of set-inclusion and non-inclusion from a diagram 






X 














•Draws logical conclusions from data 






X 














•Draws logical conclusions when facts warrant them 




X 


X 















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Communication Skills 

CLAST skills are required in these broad categories: 



READING 


ENC 
1101 


ENC 
1102 


SPC 

1600 


The student: 

♦Recognizes main ideas in a given passage 


X 


X 




•Identifies supporting details 


X 


X 




•Determines meanings of words on the basis of context 


X 


X 




♦Recognizes stated relationships between words, sentences, and ideas 


X 


X 




♦Recognizes the author's purpose 


X 


X 




♦Distinguishes between statements of fact and statements of opinion 


X 


X 




♦Detects bias and prejudice 


X 


X 




♦Recognizes author's tone 


X 


X 




♦Perceives implicit as well as explicit relationships between words, sentences and ideas 


X 


X 




♦Recognizes valid arguments and draws logical inferences and conclusions 


X 


X 




LISTENING 


The student: 
♦Recognizes main ideas 






X 


♦Identifies supporting details 






X 


♦Recognizes expUcit relationships among ideas 






X 


♦Recalls basic ideas and facts 






X 


♦Perceives the speaker's purpose and organization of ideas and information 






X 


♦Discriminates between statements of fact and statements of opinion 






X 


♦Distinguishes between emotional and logical arguments 






X 


♦Detects bias and prejudice 






X 


♦Recognizes the speakers attitude 






X 


♦Synthesizes and evaluates by drawing logical inference and conclusions 






X 


♦Recalls the imphcations and arguments 






X 


WRITING 


The student: 

♦Selects a subject which lends itself to expository writing 


X 


X 




♦Determines the purpose for writing 


X 


X 




♦Limits the subject to a topic which can be developed adequately with the requirements of time, purpose 
and audience 


X 


X 




♦Formulates a thesis statement which reflects the purpose 


X 


X 




♦Develops a thesis statement 


X 


X 




♦Demonstrates effective word choice 


X 


X 




♦Employs conventional sentence structure 


X 


X 




♦Employs effective sentence structure 


X 


X 




♦Observes the convention of standard American English grammar and usage 


X 


X 




♦Uses standard practice for spelling punctuation and capitalization 


X 


X 




♦Revises, edits and proofreads units of written discourse to assure clarity, consistency, and conformity to 
the conventions of standard American English 


X 


X 




SPEAKING 


The student: 

♦Determines the purpose of the oral discourse 






X 


♦Chooses a topic and restricts it according to purpose 






X 


♦Fulfills the purpose of the discourse 






X 


♦Employs vocal variety in rate, pitch and intensity 






X 


♦Articulates clearly 






X 


♦Employs the level of American English appropriate to the designated audience 






X 


♦Demonstrates nonverbal behavior which supports the verbal message 






X 



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Students completing an Associate in Arts degree or an 
Associate in Science degree who are planning to transfer to 
a Florida State University must demonstrate the competen- 
cies required in the CLAST either through the method 
described above or by earning passing scores in both the 
Communication and Computation sections. (Education 
majors should check with transfer university to see if 
CLAST is an entrance requirement to the College of 
Education.). 

The CLAST is administered three (3) times per year as 
determined by the State Department of Education. Please 
refer to the college calendar for registration deadlines and 
test dates. Transient students need to contact their college 
if they desire to take the CLAST at Edison Community 
College. 

Students who are required to take the CLAST and do 
not make acceptable scores on the test will not be awarded 
the Associate in Arts degree. Students who successfully 
complete three (3) of the four (4) CLAST sections may be 
admitted to the units of the Florida university system, but 
they must complete the remaining section prior to comple- 
tion of 36 credit hours of university work. 

After successful completion of all CLAST sections the 
student will be fully admitted to upper division status in the 
Florida university system. At this point, the student may be 
eligible for graduation and be awarded the Associate in 
Arts degree from Edison Community College. CLAST 
requirements also apply to students transferring to state 
universities in Florida from private colleges in Florida and 
from out of state colleges. 

The State Board of Education has established 
minimum CLAST score standards for the awarding of the 
Associate in Arts degree and for admission to upper divi- 
sion status in state universities in Florida. Students should 
check with the Counseling services location on their 
campus regarding specific score information. 

Counseling, Advising and Assessment staff can tell 
you how and when to apply to take the CLAST, inform you 
where the communication and computation skills are 
taught in the curriculum, inform you about the CLAST 
exemptions, and when special review sessions are avail- 
able. Final authority for granting an exemption hes with 
the Institutional Test Administrator (ITA). This is not an 
automatic process, students need to request an exemption 
to be posted to their transcript. The ITA is located only on 
the Lee County Campus in the Assessment Center, P 
Building. 

Students with a disabling condition, which requires 
special accommodations, must see the ITA prior to the reg- 
istration deadline for the CLAST. The College calendar 
should be consulted for appropriate dates. 

Students with a documented disability who wish to 
petition for a waiver of the CLAST must also contact the 
ITA. 



CLAST Waiver Requests 

In keeping with State Board of Education (SBE) Rule 
6A- 10.0311, the following circumstances have been iden- 
tified which allow a student to request a waiver of the 
CLAST. 

In order to initiate the CLAST waiver process a peti- 
tion must be filed with the ITA requesting such a waiver. 
After reviewing the petition, the ITA provides the paper- 
work to the CLAST Waiver Committee chairperson who 
then convenes a committee appointed by the District Vice 
President for Academic Affairs, Lee County Campus, to 
review the student's case. This committee is responsible to 
the District Vice President for Academic Affairs and has 
four additional members: a member of the mathematics 
department, a member of the English department, the ITA, 
and a fourth faculty member from a department other than 
English or mathematics. Other non-voting faculty or staff 
may be invited to attend and offer the benefit of their 
expertise as it relates to the student's inability to pass the 
subtest(s). 

The committee will consider the student's proficiency 
in the subject area(s) and the student's educational records 
as well as other evidence as to whether the student should 
be able to pass the subtest(s). A waiver of the subtest(s) in 
question may be recommended upon a majority vote of the 
committee. When a waiver from a subtest(s) is approved 
the student's transcript will be noted accordingly. A state- 
approved code will be used to indicate that the student did 
meet the requirements of the above mentioned state statute 
and that a waiver was granted. 

The ITA submits a written report to the Department of 
Education as waivers are approved and notification is 
mailed to the student. The report outlines the following: 
name and social security number of the student, gender and 
ethnic background, type of waiver granted, and the 
subtest(s) for which the waiver was granted. 

Any student who has a documented, specific learning 
disability such that he/she cannot successfully complete 
one or more subtests of the CLAST may request a waiver 
through the ITA. 

Any student who has taken a subtest of the CLAST at 
least four times and has not been able to achieve a passing 
score, but has otherwise demonstrated proficiency in 
course work in the same subject area, may request a waiver 
from that particular subtest. Waivers may be considered 
only after the student has been provided with test adapta- 
tions or other administrative adjustments to permit the 
accurate measurement of the student's proficiency in the 
subject area. 

University Transfer 

Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division 
institution after graduation from Edison Community 
College are encouraged to consult with an academic advis- 



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ing specialist or the transfer counselor concerning transfer 
requirements. Students also should obtain a catalog and a 
list of the requirements from the institution that they 
expect to attend. A file of catalogs from various colleges 
and universities is available in the Counseling services 
location or Learning Resource Center on each campus. In 
addition, the Florida Academic Counsehng and Tracking 
Program (FACTS) offers a variety of student services and 
resources provided by the State of Florida and by partici- 
pating institutions. Students anticipating transfer should 
begin a preliminary application to the university of their 
choice in the Fall session of the sophomore year. Students 
transferring to an upper-division institution should com- 
plete the following procedures: 

1. Complete and submit application(s) 

2. Send transcripts to institution 

3. Apply for financial aid/scholarships 

4. Apply for housing 

5. Verify immunization shots 

6. Attend orientation 

State Articulation Agreement 

Florida law provides that Associate in Arts degree 
graduates of a Florida community college must be granted 
admission to an upper division program offered by a state 
university institution, unless that program has been desig- 
nated Limited Access. (See Transfer Guarantees Below) 
If Limited Access minimum standards are not met, univer- 
sities may deny both acceptance into the desired program 
and acceptance into the university. The law gives priority 
for admission to a state university, to community college 
Associate in Arts graduates over out-of-state students. 
Florida Community Colleges have similar articulation 
agreements for Associate in Science graduates as well as 
with the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida 
(ICUF). 

Effective fall term 2000, all graduates of an Associate 
in Science degree program listed in the Statewide 
Articulation Manual shall be granted admission into a cor- 
responding baccalaureate program at the state universities, 
except for limited access programs and those requiring 
specific grades in particular courses for admission. 

Transfer Guarantees 

Florida Community College Associate in Arts gradu- 
ates are guaranteed the following rights when transferring 
to a State university under the Statewide Articulation 
Agreement (State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.024): 

Admission to one of the State Universities, except to 
limited access programs which have additional admission 
requirements. 

Acceptance of a least 60 credit hours by the State 
Universities toward the baccalaureate degree. 

Adherence to university requirements and policies 
based on catalog in effect at the time the student first 



entered a community college provided the student main- 
tains continuous enrollment. 

Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statewide 
Course Numbering System. 

Acceptance by the State Universities of credit earned 
in acceleratated programs (e.g., CLEP, AP, Dual 
Enrollment, Early Admission, International Baccalaureate). 

No additional General Education Core requirements. 

Advance knowledge of selection criteria for limited 
access programs. 

Equal opportunity with native university students to 
enter limited access programs. 

Prerequisites 

The universities determine the course and prerequi- 
sites that must be taken to receive a baccalaureate degree. 
Although all credits earned toward an Associate in Arts 
degree will transfer to a university, not all credits earned 
will meet program prerequisites or course requirements for 
a baccalaureate degree. Therefore, students must assume 
responsibility for knowing the course requirements of the 
intended program and taking the appropriate course while 
pursuing the Associate in Arts degree. 

General Education Agreement 

State Board of Education Regulation 6A- 10.24 stipu- 
lates that the integrity of the general education program 
will be recognized by all public institutions of higher edu- 
cation in Florida. Once Edison has certified a student as 
having satisfactorily completed the general education 
program, no other public institution of higher education in 
Florida, to which he or she may be qualified to transfer, 
will require any further lower division general education 
courses. Any questions about the general education 
program should be addressed to an academic advising spe- 
cialist or the transfer counselor. 

Foreign Language Requirement 

Effective August 1, 1989, all undergraduate students 
who admit to a Florida public university must have earned 
two credits of sequential foreign language at a secondary 
level (high school) or the equivalent of such instruction at 
the post-secondary level. The same number of college 
credits in American Sign Language may substitute for the 
foreign language admission requirement. In certain cases 
students may be admitted without the completion of this 
requirement but must satisfy the foreign language require- 
ment prior to graduation from the university. This require- 
ment does not apply to students who have already earned 
a baccalaureate degree or those students who entered a 
state university in Florida prior to Fall 1987. (NOTE: some 
majors may have a foreign language graduation require- 
ment in addition to admission requirement) Please consult 
with the transfer counselor about the foreign language 
requirements. 



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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 



To receive the Associate in Arts degree. Associate in 
Science degree, or a Certificate, students must satisfy the 
requirements for that degree or certificate. Degree and 
Certificate requirements are listed under Programs of 
Study beginning on page 79 in this Catalog. Students are 
encouraged to see an academic advising speciaHst prior to 
each registration. Students must satisfy the following 
College requirements: 

1. Earn the minimum required semester hours for the 
degree or certificate with a cumulative 2.00 GPA in 
courses which comprise the degree program. 
Satisfy Gordon Rule requirements, if applicable. 
Complete all non-course requirements, if applicable. 
Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the 
required degree or certificate course work at 
Edison Community College. 
Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 
Satisfactorily complete the CLAST or an approved 
alternative to CLAST, if applicable. CLAST exemp- 
tions must be requested through the Assessment 
Office before the end of semester in which the student 
is graduating. (See CLAST Policy, page 49). 



7. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 

A continuously enrolled student may choose to meet 
graduation requirements specified in either the College 
Catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment or at the 
time of graduation. (See Effective Catalog Policy, page 24) 

Graduation is processed automatically for all eligible 
students. Degree or certificate notations are posted to the 
student's transcript and diplomas are mailed to the gradu- 
ate's address of record. 

Any student whose degree requirements were met in a 
previous term is graduated in the term in which the evalu- 
ation takes place. 

Students may participate in the commencement cere- 
mony, if the student is completing degree requirements 
during the current academic year. 

Degree and certificate requirements printed in this 
Catalog are subject to change due to changes in Florida 
State statutes or Department of Education rules. Final 
responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests 
with the student. 




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Student Services 



Counseling Services 

Counseling services are available at the Charlotte, 
Collier and Lee County Campuses. Counseling services 
include academic advisement, choice of major, career 
options, work and professional preparation, transfer to 
four-year institutions, general education requirements, 
catalog interpretation, withdrawal from College, and test 
interpretation. Professional personnel can provide short 
term counseling for students who find their academic or 
vocational progress hindered by concerns of a personal, 
social or emotional nature. Individual and group assistance 
is available directly or by referral to responsible on campus 
or off campus sources. 

Assessment Services 

Testing is considered an essential part of the College 
program. Placement testing or exemption is required of all 
degree-seeking, certificate-seeking, early admissions, and 
dual enrollment students prior to registration. Non-degree 
seeking students planning to enroll in English and mathe- 
matics courses must also be tested or exempted. Students 
with documented disabilities should contact the 
Assessment Center at least seventy-two (72) hours in 
advance if special arrangements are needed. 

Edison also accepts scores for the SAT-R and ACT- 
Enhanced tests taken within the previous two years. 
Students who have completed college level coursework at 
other post-secondary institutions may bring in an unofficial 
transcript to be reviewed for purposes of being exempt 
from the Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 
(FCELPT). The results of the entry placement testing 
(FCELPT, ACT-Enhanced, and SAT-R) are used to evalu- 
ate the student's readiness for College level work, or the 
need for college preparatory classes, and to help the 
student plan a program of studies. 

Other testing services provided by the Office of 
Counseling, Advising and Assessment on the Lee Campus 
include, CLEP, a nationally developed program for acquir- 
ing college credit by examination and CLAST, a test of 
college-level communicafion and computation skills. 
CLAST may be taken after completing ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1102, one college level math class, and 18 credit 
hours. 

Smdents may get more information about testing 
requirements by contacting the Assessment area on each 
campus. 

Career Services 

Please see career center information on page 82. 



Placement Testing 

Placement testing is required of all degree-seeking stu- 
dents prior to registration and for non-degree seeking stu- 
dents intending to enroll in mathematics or English 
courses. Testing is used to determine placement in English, 
mathematics, and reading courses. Students are required to 
take the FCELPT or submit a full set of ACT-E or SAT-R 
scores. The FCELPT is administered at all campuses and 
sites. 

Students who do not achieve the minimum scores on 
these tests, will be placed in, and required to satisfactorily 
complete, appropriate college preparatory instruction. 
Florida Statute 240.321 mandates that every student at 
Edison Community College, who scores below college 
level in any area on the common placement test, be 
informed of alternative remedial options. 

A written list will be provided to each student that 
shall include, but not be limited to, options provided by 
Edison, adult education programs, and programs provided 
by private sector providers. 

A student who selects a private provider for remedial 
instruction is entitled to enroll in college level courses in 
skill areas other than those for which the student is being 
remediated. Once the student has successfully completed a 
remediation program, they must be retested and achieve a 
score above the cut-score in the appropriate section(s) of 
the common placement test. 

ENTRY PLACEMENT TEST CUTOFF 
SCORES* 

ACT-E FCELPT SAT-R 

To enroll in ENCllOl 

or higher 17-English 83-English 440- Verbal 

To enroll in a college 

level class 1 8-Reading 83-Reading 440- Verbal 

To enroll in MAT 1033 19-Math 72-Math 440-Quantitative 

ToenrollinMGF1106 19-Math 72-Math 440-Quantitative 

To enroUin MACHOS 23-Math 90-Math 540-Quantitative 

* Cutoffs in placement are subject to change. 

Orientation 

Edison Community College offers both an On- 
Campus Orientation and an On-Line Orientation. Students 
entering Edison for the first time are strongly encouraged 
to attend a Student Orientation session. 

On-Campus Orientation is an information session, 
during which you will be meeting with a Student Services 
professional staff member. 

On-Line Orientation is available on the Edison 
Community College web site at www.edison.edu . 

Edison Community College's On-Line Orientation is 
intended as an alternative to the On-Campus Orientation. 



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Academic Advising Services 

Following orientation and the assessment process, 
each degree-seeking student will meet with an academic 
advising specialist or counselor who will assist in the fol- 
lowing: 

1. Designing an educational plan to accomplish the 
objective desired by the student; 

2. Understanding the General Education Program of the 
College; 

3. Selecting courses for long-range educational goals; 

4. Resolving difficulties encountered by the student in 
understanding educational programs and transfer 
requirements. 

5. Monitoring the student's progress towards educational 
goals. 

STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS 
(SOAP) 

The puipose of maintaining Standards of Academic 
Progress is to assist Edison in identifying and providing 
help to students who are having academic difficulties. The 
intent of SOAP is to alert students that they are not making 
appropriate progress in a timely basis, so that they may 
correct academic weaknesses and problems early in their 
college career. The overall effect of these standards is 
improved academic performance, increased use of special 
resources available for students encountering academic 
difficulty, and increased retention of students. 

To complete degree and certificate program require- 
ments, students are required to maintain a minimum cumu- 
lative grade point average (GPA) of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 
scale) or better. The District Director of Counseling, 
Advising and Assessment sends written notification to 
each student placed on Academic Probation, Academic 
Suspension, Probation after Academic Suspension or 
Academic Dismissal. 

1. GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING: Students are 
considered in good academic standing if they maintain 
a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA and earn credit in 
greater than 50% of the total credits attempted. 

2. ACADEMIC WARNING: Students are considered 
on academic warning if they have attempted 12 credit 
hours or less with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0, or 
have earned credit in less than 50 percent of the total 
credits attempted. These students should see a 
Counselor or Academic Advising Specialist prior to 
future registration. Academic warning limits a 
student's enrollment to 12 credits in Fall, Spring and 
Summer, and six (6) credits in Summer A and B. 

3. ACADEMIC PROBATION: Students whose cumu- 
lative GPA declines while on academic warning, 
regardless of hours attempted are placed on academic 
probation. These students receive a letter from the 
District Director of Counseling, Advising and Assess- 



ment informing them of their status and making them 
aware of the consequences if they do not take appro- 
priate action to achieve significant improvements. 
These students are required to see a Counselor or 
Academic Advising Specialist to determine the best 
strategies to improve their academic progress. 
Academic Probation limits a student to nine credits in 
the Fall, Spring and full Summer semesters and limits 
a student to three credits in Summer A and B semes- 
ters. Students on academic probation are placed on 
suspension if they do not maintain or improve their 
cumulative GPA in the following semester, and they 
could jeopardize their financial aid ehgibility, scholar- 
ship or veteran's benefits. 

4. ACADEMIC SUSPENSION: Smdents whose cumu- 
lative GPA declines while on academic probation or 
probation after suspension are suspended for one 
semester (e.g.. Fall, Spring, Summer). Students may 
petition their suspension to continue their enrollment 
by completing an academic petition form through the 
Office of Counseling & Advising. (Please see Petitions 
page 29 for more information) Students approved for 
continuation of enrollment through petition will be 
placed on Probation After Suspension status. Students 
whose petitions are denied or those who choose to 
withdraw on their own are suspended for one semester. 

5. PROBATION AFTER ACADEMIC SUSPEN- 
SION: Students who re-enter Edison following aca- 
demic suspension are required to work closely with a 
Counselor or an Academic Advising Specialist who 
helps the student develop an appropriate schedule of 
classes. Probation After Academic Suspension limits a 
student to nine credits in the Fall, Spring and full 
Summer semesters and limits a student to three credits 
in Summer A and B semesters. Students who fail to 
maintain or improve their current cumulative GPA and 
fail to achieve a 2.0 GPA in their most recent semester 
are dismissed for one (1) full academic year. Petitions 
are not available to students in this category. 

6. ACADEMIC DISMISSAL: Students who have been 
on probation after academic suspension and have 
failed to make satisfactory progress are dismissed for 
one full academic year. At the end of the dismissal 
period, the student must petition the District Vice 
President for Student Services or designee for re- 
admission. (Please see Petitions page 29 for more 
information) 

Student Success 

To encourage positive and productive educational 
experiences it is strongly recommended that all first time 
in college students who are undecided about their educa- 
tion or career goals, or returning adult students who want 
to enhance their college survival skills enroll in SLS 1101, 
College Success Skills, a three credit hour elective course. 



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Students concerned about improving their reading 
speed, comprehension, and vocabulary should enroll in 
REA 1605, Study Skills for College Students, a one credit 
hour elective course. 

Student Support Services 

The Student Support Services Program is funded by 
the U.S. Department of Education. This program is 
designed for students whose parents did not graduate from 
a four-year college/university and their family income may 
hinder them from remaining in college without financial 
assistance. Students must have a need for support services. 
A potential Student Support Services smdent must be 
degree-seeking and enrolled at Edison. The student must 
be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S., or a per- 
manent resident of a Trust Territory of the U.S. 

Student Support Services assists selected, qualified 
participants with: 

• Course and Transfer Advisement 

• Scholarships For Limited Income Participants 

• Tuition Fee Exemptions For Peer Mentors 

• Cultural and Educational Activities 

• Workshops on relevant topics 

• Computer Skills Lab 

• Peer Mentoring Program 

• Career Exploration 

• Summer Enrichment Program 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 

Edison Community College offers students with doc- 
umented disabiUties programs to equalize access to the 
educational process. The Coordinator for Students with 
Disabilities provides support services in the provision of 
educational accommodations to self-identifying students. 
Documented students needing accommodations and modi- 
fications are provided appropriate direct services such as 
note taking, test proctoring, and scribing. 

Auxiliary Aids Program 

This program provides direct services to students with 
documented disabilities such as; note taking, test proctor- 
ing, and scribing plus the provision of specialized equip- 
ment for student use. Auxiliary Aids Speciahsts are located 
on the Charlotte, and Collier Campuses. 

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker 
Program 

The Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program is 
a grant-funded program with a mission to assist single 
pregnant women, single parents and displaced homemak- 
ers gain marketable skills and attain self-sufficiency 
through vocational training. The program is designed for 
students who meet the following eligibility criteria: 
1 . Enrolled in Associate in Science Degree or certificate 

program core courses 



2. Completed at least one semester at Edison Com- 
munity College with a GPA of 2.0 or better 

3. Apphed and eligible for a Pell Grant 

4. Have custody of minor child/children or are adults 
responsible for livelihood due to divorce, separation, 
death or disability of a spouse. 

Information and outreach services are extended to stu- 
dents concerning vocational education or employment 
opportunities in careers as skilled workers in technical 
fields and emerging occupations. The Coordinator is 
responsible for evaluating the student's eligibility and 
needs as well as providing direction for program choice, 
class selection and other services. These services may 
include tuition exemptions, textbook lending library, child- 
care scholarships and transportation reimbursement for 
quahfied students enrolled in vocational core courses. 

Fresh Start Program 

The Fresh Start Program is designed to assist dis- 
placed homemakers who are 35 years or older to achieve 
financial and emotional independence. A displaced home- 
maker has been dependent upon the income of another 
family member and has lost this support as a result of 
divorce, death, separation or disability. The focus of the 
program is to help the individual to achieve social, eco- 
nomic and mental growth and eliminate barriers to job ful- 
fillment. The prospective Fresh Start participant must have 
worked in the home providing unpaid household services 
for family members; is not gainfully employed or is under- 
employed or is dependent on public assistance which will 
soon be terminated. The program provides vocational and 
career assessment; development of employability skills; 
personal assessment and life skills training; information on 
community resources; information on training opportuni- 
ties and financial assistance. 

Upward Bound 

The Upward Bound Program, established at Edison 
Community College in 1999, is a grant program funded by 
the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound is 
designed to provide a comprehensive academic guidance 
and skills development program to selected ehgible students 
from four target high schools in Lee County (Lehigh Senior 
High School, Fort Myers High School, North Fort Myers 
High School, and Riverdale High School). It is an intensive 
program that requires participants to attend monthly meet- 
ings at the Lee County Campus during the academic year, 
weekly tutoring as needed, and a six-week summer school 
program. To participate in the program students must meet 
eligibility requirements to include: being a U.S. citizen or 
permanent resident; being from a low-income household as 
estabhshed by the Federal Government; and/or being a 
potential first-generation college student. Students are 
selected as ninth or tenth graders and must make a commit- 
ment to stay with the program until they enter into a post- 
secondary educational program. 



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STUDENT LIFE 



Student life is considered an important facet of the 
Edison Community College experience. In keeping with 
this philosophy, student activities staff work to provide a 
variety of cultural and recreational opportunities that inter- 
est the general student population. All programs are funded 
by student generated fees. 

Student Activities 

A calendar of activities is maintained on each campus. 
Special programs are posted on bulletin and electronic 
messaging boards, as well as on the College's web page. 

Student Participation in Decision Making 

Edison Community College promotes student partici- 
pation in the decision making process of the College 
through a number of mechanisms, these include but are not 
limited to representation on the Curriculum Committee, 
student surveys, search committees, AS Program 
Committees, student focus groups, Student Government 
Association (SGA) and various clubs and organizations. 

Student Identiflcation 

Student ID cards are available to all students. This 
student identification may be required to participate in 
certain campus services. Students should carry their ID card 
with them at all times. In addition, the ID card may qualify 
students to discounts at area theaters and businesses. 

Telephones for Students 

A number of pay telephones are located on each 
campus for student use. College office telephones are for 
official business or to report emergencies. 

Fine Arts Programs 

Music, theater and the visual arts constitute a signifi- 
cant and visible part of the Edison academic program. 
Courses in these disciplines are offered throughout the 
year. Faculty and student recitals provide an opportunity to 
hear a wide range of music performed by accomplished 
musicians. The Edison Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and the 
Jazz Ensemble present numerous concerts each year. The 
College Choir presents several varying programs during 
each session. Edison students present their work each year 
in two student art shows. 

The Edison Community College theater program wel- 
comes students as well as community members to its facil- 
ities at the William Frizzell Center of the Lee County 
Alliance of the Arts at the corner of McGregor and 
Colonial Boulevards in Fort Myers. Performances, staged 
twice a year, include comedy, musicals, and serious drama. 
Students who participate in the program may be eligible 
for tuition waivers. 



The Gallery of Fine Art presents exhibitions by inter- 
nationally known traditional and contemporary artists 
during the entire year. The Gallery is located in 
Humanities Hall on the Lee County Campus. Films, lec- 
tures and workshops to complement the exhibitions are 
free and open to the pubhc. Artistic exhibitions are also 
featured in the Learning Resources Center on the Collier 
County Campus. 

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 

opened in January of 1986. The Hall seats 1,777 and fea- 
tures state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Hosting 
Broadway touring companies and professional music and 
dance ensembles, as well as community productions and 
College activities, the Hall is an asset to both the College 
and the community. 

Peer l\itorial Program 

The Edison Community College Peer Tutorial 
Program is committed to providing students opportunities 
for academic achievement through personalized tutoring 
services. Its goal is to facilitate learning in a professional, 
yet relaxed environment. The Peer Tutorial Program is 
available in a broad range of academic subject areas. It 
specializes in individual and small group tutoring sessions. 
Special arrangements are made during final exams to assist 
students. For more information call 498-9390 or 433-8048 
on the Lee Campus, 637-5515 on the Charlotte Campus, 
and 732-3120 on the Collier Campus. Those students 
attending classes in Hendry/Glades may request tutoring 
through the Lee County Campus. 

Minority Student Services 

Edison Community College supports the rich cultural 
diversity represented by its student body, and actively 
seeks to recruit and retain minority students. To assist stu- 
dents through every aspect of College life, the Coordinator 
of Student Activities and Minority Student Services pro- 
vides assistance to the entire five county district. Annual 
multicultural events of interest to minority students 
include the Lee County Brain Bowl competition. College 
Knowledge, Financial Aid workshops, discussion groups 
on diversity issues, minority mentor programs, the cele- 
bration of Black History Month, and ethnic festivals. 
Students may contact the Coordinator of Student Activities 
and Minority Student Services at (239)-489-9338 on the 
Lee County Campus. 

Student Organizations 

Club activities at Edison Community College provide 
a variety of opportunities for students to panicipate in the 
college community outside the classroom. For more infor- 
mation contact the Director of Student Services on the 



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Charlotte and Collier campuses and the Coordinator for 
Student Services on the Lee County Campus. 

Students are invited to join one of the following clubs: 

African-American Student Association-Lee 

The primary objective for this organization is to 
encourage African-American students to reach their full 
academic potential. The Association emphasizes academic 
excellence, cultural appreciation and social interaction. 

Art Club-Lee 

This group of students share their artistic talents with 
the rest of the campus. The Art Club hosts student art 
exhibits, paints faces at special events, takes field trips, etc. 

Astronomy Club-Charlotte 

This club is open to all students interested in astron- 
omy. The club meets for observations and discussions on 
topics related to astronomy. 

Criminal Justice Club-Lee 

The Criminal Justice Club is an aspiring group of 
student criminologists who participate in field trips to 
prisons and morgues, and also hosts various speakers from 
corrections, probation, parole, and law enforcement agen- 
cies. Anyone with an interest in criminology is welcome to 
join. 

Delta Psi Omega-Lee, Charlotte 

Delta Psi Omega is a nationally recognized fraternity 
for students majoring in theater. Club members work on a 
variety of plays throughout the year, as well as attend 
workshops and conferences to master their art. 

Dental Hygiene Club-Lee 

Membership in this club is limited to dental hygiene 
students. Individuals involved in this club are students in 
the Dental Hygienist Program. Club members work 
together on a number of different activities that enhance 
their educational and social development. 

Drama Club-Lee, Collier 

The Drama Club is composed of students who have an 
interest in the fine arts from production to performance. 
Membership is open to all students, especially those 
enrolled in theater classes. The club typically has two to 
four performances a year. 

Edison Guiding Lights Program-Lee, Charlotte 

The Edison Guiding Lights (EGLs) are a select group 
of student leaders chosen to serve as student assistants in 
the Office of College Information and Recruitment. The 
EGLs assist in the recruitment and retention of Edison 
Community College students. Selection is based on lead- 
ership qualities, scholastic achievement, and the ability to 
positively represent Edison Community College to stu- 
dents, parents, visitors, staff, faculty and other College 
constituencies. 



Honors Scholar Program Council-Lee 

The Council was formed to assist in the development 
of the Honors Scholars Program. It is run by the students 
in this program and is an excellent opportunity for partici- 
pants to become involved in various leadership and volun- 
teer service positions. 

International Club-Lee, Charlotte 

International students are invited to share their cul- 
tures through social and educational programs. Meetings 
typically feature a specific country with presentations and 
discussions. 

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship-Lee, Charlotte, 
Collier 

Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship promotes Christian 
values on campus and in personal life. Members are 
involved with fund-raising for special club activities, and 
they also sponsor activities such as blood drives on campus. 

Latin-American Student Association-Lee 

The primary objective of this organization is to encour- 
age Latin-American students to reach their full potential 
academically. The Association emphasizes academic excel- 
lence, cultural appreciation and social interaction. 

Multicultural Club-Collier 

Students of different ethnicities have united to uplift 
their culture, share their differences and engage in educa- 
tional and social activities. 

The Paralegal Club-Lee 

The Paralegal Club provides a support opportunity for 
students interested in the field of legal studies. Activities 
include the exploration of both career and educational 
advancement through the coordination of guest lecturers, 
field trips, scholarship review, social activities, and com- 
munity service. 

Phi Beta Lambda-Lee, Charlotte 

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the business fraternity 
organized at the state and national levels. Activities 
include academic competitions, community service proj- 
ects and fund-raising. PBL has won several chapter and 
individual awards at all levels of the organization. 

Phi Lambda Alpha-Lee 

This is a fraternity for students studying to be legal 
assistants. These students actively support campus and 
student activities, in addition to participating in legal 
assisting workshops. 

Phi Theta Kappa-Lee, Charlotte, Collier 

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa, the 2 year college 
national honor fraternity, recognizes leadership, scholarship 
and service. To be invited for membership a student must 
have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have earned a 3.5 GPA in a Fall 
or Spring semester, and show interest in serving Edison and 
the community. Inductions are held in Fall and Spring. 



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Philosophy Club-Lee, Collier 

The Philosophy Club is open to all students with an 
interest in philosophy. Members meet to discuss philo- 
sophical subjects and develop higher levels of reasoning 
and critical thinking skills. 

Political Science Club-Lee, Collier 

Party identification is not needed to join the Political 
Science Club. Members engage in challenging discussions 
regarding candidates, issues and policies. 

Project HOPE-Lee, Charlotte, Collier 

Hope stands for Help One Person Excel. This program 
provides incentives for HOPE scholars to achieve success 
throughout their college experience. 

Radiology Club-Lee 

The Radiology Club members work together to 
further their knowledge outside of the classroom. 
Members work in hospitals and attend seminars to increase 
their understanding of radiologic technology. 

Respiratory Therapy Club-Lee 

Students seeking an Associates of Science degree in 
Respiratory Therapy are invited to join. Members are 
involved in numerous activities related to furthering their 
education. 

Student Nurses Association-Lee Club Nurse-Charlotte 

This chapter of a nationally recognized organization, 
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) with state 
and regional affiHations. Aspiring nurses participate in this 
club by sponsoring a variety of fund-raisers and guest 
speakers. Members also assist in campus health fairs by 
offering their services to participants. 

How to Organize a Club at Edison 

Students are encouraged to join clubs and to organize 
associations at Edison for educational, political, social, 
religious or cultural purposes, as long as they are in 
keeping with the philosophy and objectives of the College. 
The College procedure for organizing a campus club is as 
follows: 

1. Secure a petition for organization from the Student 
Government Office. 

2. Submit the completed petition, which should include 
a list of prospective members, a constitution and by- 
laws, a sponsor and any other information which may 
be relevant according to the College Catalog. 



3. A representative of the proposed group should then 
submit the completed petition to the Student 
Government Association's Senate, and the District 
Vice President for Student Services for approval or 
disapproval. 

Student Government Association and 
Student Representation 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the 
student's voice at Edison Community College. There is a 
Student Government Association on each of the three 
campuses. The SGA serves: 

1 . To provide a means whereby members of the student 
body may express themselves. 

2. To provide leadership in coordination of activities of 
the student body for the benefit of the entire College. 

3. To act as a service organization for Edison Community 
College. 

The SGA is made up of club appointed Represen- 
tatives, and elected Senators, who coordinate events, 
service projects and follow through on student issues. 
Representatives confer with their advisor on matters of 
student interest and concern and promote the general 
welfare of the student body. All qualified students are 
invited to participate in SGA by attending meetings and 
running for office. Students are free, individually and col- 
lectively, to express their views on issues of College policy 
and on matters of general interest to the student body. The 
Student Government Association provides a means for 
participation in the formulation and appUcation of College 
policy affecting academic and student affairs with the 
assistance of the SGA Advisor and the District Vice 
President for Student Services. Proposals for changes in 
policy, regulations and procedures which affect the student 
body as a whole are to be directed through the SGA and its 
advisor or the District Vice President for Student Services. 

The right of assembly for students is recognized, pro- 
viding that student gatherings do not disrupt or interfere 
with the orderly educational operation of the institution. 
Such assembly must be in compliance with Rorida statutes 
and College policies and procedures. 



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GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT 
DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES 



Academic Standards for Leadership 

To hold minor offices in Student Government 
Association or in student clubs, students must have a 
minimum 2.0 GPA for the preceding session and a 
minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and complete a minimum 
of six (6) semester classroom credit hours. Holders of 
major offices or Executive Board positions must maintain 
a 2.5 GPA for the current and cumulative semesters and 
maintain at least nine (9) credit hours in the Fall and 
Spring semesters during their appointment. 

Scheduling Meetings, Activities 

All clubs and student organizations on the Lee County 
Campus must secure meeting times and room assignments 
through the office of the District Vice President for Student 
Services. On the Charlotte and Collier County Campuses, 
clubs obtain meeting rooms through the Office of the 
Provost. 

Student Organization Standards 

Recognized student organizations at Edison Commun- 
ity College are responsible for maintaining the following 
standards: 

I. Each organization must have one advisor who is 
approved by the respective District Dean or adminis- 
trator and be a member of the College staff/faculty. No 
regularly scheduled meetings of the organization or of 
its officers may be held without the advisor present. If 
a special meeting is called, the advisor must be noti- 
fied far enough in advance so that he or she can be 
present or arrange for appropriate representation. 

II. Membership in student organizations is limited to stu- 
dents of Edison Community College. 

in. Activities of student groups must be conducted in 
accordance with city, county, state, federal and 
College regulations. 

rv. The elected student leaders and staff advisor of the 
group are the administrative coordinators for the 
group and must adhere to College regulations. 

V. Clubs must obtain authorization for off-campus trips 
and/or activities. All paperwork must be completed 
and submitted to the appropriate Student Services 
staff at least two (2) weeks prior to the trip or event. 

A. Representatives shall be limited to the number of 
official voting delegates. The College suggests no 
more than 15 students per advisor. 

B. An advisor or proxy must accompany any off- 
campus trip sponsored by the group. The advisor 
has the full authority of the College in matters 



relating to student conduct and student welfare. 
Clubs are encouraged to complete a Student 
Organization Program Report Form after each 
event. 
VI. Failure to meet these prescribed standards, or infrac- 
tion of these regulations may result in: 

A. Denial of use of College facilities. 

B. Denial of recognition of the group as an organi- 
zation. 

C. Forfeiture of the right to representation in other 
College organizations such as SGA. 

D. Forfeiture of the right to representation in the 
College publications. 

E. Denial of privileges of some or all Student 
Development activities for a stated period. 

F. Forfeiture of the right to function as a group, 
including forfeiture of charter. If there is a viola- 
tion of regulations, the student or group may have 
a hearing, according to the Student Code of 
Conduct and Responsibility. 

G. Loss of officer status in organization. 

Regulations, Procedures 

I. Dennition: A Student Development function is 
defined as an activity or entertainment, sponsored by 
a College approved student group, designed to 
promote growth and development of students. 

II. Approval of Functions: All functions must be 
approved at least two weeks in advance of the event. 
The correct procedure is as follows: 

A. Clear the date on the student activity calendar 
with the appropriate Student Services staff 
member and with the advisor. 

B. Obtain an Activity Request Form from the appro- 
priate Student Services staff member. 

C. Present the Activity Request Form to the advisor 
and to the appropriate Student Services staff 
member for approval. Date, location, hours, 
budget, theme, agreement and signature of the 
organization's president, advisor and treasurer 
should be indicated on the form. 

D. Completed forms must be submitted two weeks 
prior to the event. Upon approval of your request, 
space, publicity, invitations, and other prepara- 
tions may be made. 

E. All publicity must be approved by the club 
advisor. Clubs may complete a Club Activity 
Proposal Form to have an event co-sponsored by 
the Student Government Association or Student 
Activities. 



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F. Public Entertainment 

1 . Student organizations may hold no entertain- 
ment open to the public without the consent 
of the advisor and the appropriate Student 
Services staff. 

2. All plans, scripts, librettos, and costumes 
must be approved by the club advisor. 

III. Location of Functions: It is acceptable to have an 
event in any approved place in the five-county 
College district. A location may be disapproved 
because of distance, inadequate police protection, 
inadequate facilities, fire hazards or other reasons 
determined valid by the advisor and the appropriate 
Student Services staff member. 

IV. Budgets: Each application for a function must be 
accompanied by a budget which is approved by the 
advisor, president and treasurer. 

V. Conduct: Organizations assume responsibility for 
members' and guests' conduct as follows: 

A. Only registered students and their guests may 
attend College events sponsored by student 
organizations, unless by special invitation of the 
group. 

B. Attire should be appropriate for a public event. 

C. Each group should refrain from using decorations, 
signs and favors considered in poor taste because 
students represent the College at all times. 

D. Any function sponsored by or held in the name of 
a recognized student organization must abide by 
all regulations stated herein, whether that func- 
tion is held on or off the College campus. 

E. The College expects students to conduct them- 
selves as mature adults, to dress and conduct 
social events in good taste, and reserves the right 
at any time to discipline students whose conduct 
is deemed against College regulations. (Student 
Code of Conduct) 

F. Use or possession of alcohol and/or drugs by a 
student or advisor during any College sponsored 
activity is prohibited. Violation of this policy can 
result in disciplinary action. 

VI. Duties as Advisor of a Campus Group: It is impor- 
tant for the advisor, officers and members to discuss 
their expectations for each other and the group. This 
will aid in preventing misunderstandings as the year 
progresses. The agreed-upon expectations should be 
written and distributed so that all participants are 
aware that they are accountable for the guidelines. The 
advisor serves as a resource person and an overseer of 
administrative details. 

A. Resource: Advisors have organizational and 
community knowledge. Often they have been 
advisors of one club for quite a while and can 
share experiences that have occurred over the 
years. An advisor's professional and business 
associates, as well as friends in the local commu- 



nity are additional resources for clubs. With the 
assistance of a club advisor, outside resources can 
be used as speakers and sources of financial and 
general support. 

B. Administrative Details: Advisors are employees 
of the College and therefore have critical infor- 
mation regarding College staff, operations, regu- 
lations, etc. This can be of great benefit to clubs, 
especially when dealing with detail-oriented tasks 
such as purchasing items and traveling to confer- 
ences. Most advisors will be familiar with parlia- 
mentary procedures, Robert's Rules of Order, 
minutes, and bookkeeping and can share this 
knowledge with others in the club. 

C. Rights and Responsibilities: Advisors of clubs 
at Edison are afforded certain rights and responsi- 
bilities. 

An advisor has the right to: 

1. Receive ample notice of meetings and club func- 
tions that require his/her presence. 

2. Obtain a corporate account credit card through 
the College for club-related travel expenses. 

3. Document the behavior of students that are in 
violation of the Code of Conduct and Responsi- 
bility. Discipline students in conjunction with the 
District Vice President for Student Services. 

4. Support club endeavors and voice his/her opinion 
in matters of the College. 

An advisor has the responsibilities of: 

1. Attending all club sponsored functions (including 
field trips/conferences) or getting a suitable 
replacement. Club functions will not be consid- 
ered official without the advisor present and indi- 
vidual members and the club will be held respon- 
sible for unofficial acts undertaken in the name of 
the College and/or club. 

2. Ensuring that any club publication is approved by 
the club advisor. 

3. Approving and signing-off on all club expendi- 
tures. 

4. Keeping abreast of the work and progress of the 
club. 

5. Being a mediator when a problem arises that 
hinders the club's progress. 

6. Empowering students with information (College 
and community) that will enable them to effec- 
tively work together and make progress. 

7. Maintaining a club ledger or working closely 
with the treasurer to maintain records. 

8. Checking to see that all officers meet GPA and 
hours requirements and are not on disciphnary 
probation. 

9. Conferring with newly elected officers to orient 
them to their responsibilities and the club consti- 
tution. 



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10. Assisting the club president in evaluating the per- 
formance of the club and other members. 
Remember, an advisor is there to do just that, 
advise. They are first employees of Edison and 
must maintain those responsibilities in addition to 
personal and professional development. Students 
are expected to be responsible for the success of 
the organization with input from the advisor. 

Financial Regulations, Procedures 

All financial transactions must be approved by the 
advisor, president and treasurer of the club. The officers 
and advisor of a student organization are responsible for 
seeing that the group observes the financial policies and 
procedures of Edison and has the duty of informing 
appointees of the purchasing regulations. The treasurer is 
held responsible for collecting and depositing all funds in 
Edison's Cashier Office within 24 hours. She/he shares 
with the president and the advisor the responsibility of 
informing members of financial duties and of proper pur- 
chasing procedures. All expenditures from club funds must 
be approved by the organization, either by budget or by 
motion, properly seconded and passed by majority vote 
and signed-off by the advisor, president, and treasurer. 

Fund Raising 

Before soliciting funds on or off campus, approved 
student organizations must complete and submit an 
Activity Request Form to the appropriate student develop- 
ment personnel on the campus where the organization is 
sanctioned. Once approved, this document serves as the 
organization's official permit. It is the responsibility of the 
organization's treasurer to collect and disburse all such 
funds. He/She shall be considered responsible to the pres- 
ident of the organization, the advisors, the members, and to 
the College. 

College rules do not allow any fund raising activity on 
campus that would be in direct competition with College 
contractors. In addition, student organizations are not 
allowed to conduct food sales on campus, with the excep- 
tion of baked goods and non-alcohohc drinks. 

Purchasing Procedures at Edison for 
Clubs/Organizations 

Once a student organization is officially recognized 
by Edison, it is entitled to an account (Fund 6) within the 
College. These funds are governed by the College's 
Business Office and are accountable to certain guidelines. 
Note: Student Organization accounts are not interest gen- 
erating. 

I. Accounts and Statements 

A club president, treasurer, or advisor need only 
contact the appropriate Student Services staff member 
and request that an account be opened for that organi- 



zation. Once the account number is obtained, it is crit- 
ical that your organization list the correct account 
number with 1 1 place holders-21 1 and club's name on 
all budget paperwork (i.e., 55550000000-21 1). This is 
particularly important since some account numbers 
have the same prefix, but different suffix. 

Monthly statements for all Edison accounts are 
produced in the Business Office on the Lee Campus. 
These statements are distributed to the budget admin- 
istrator for the various accounts. Because the state- 
ments arrive monthly, it is mandatory that club treas- 
urers and advisors maintain a ledger with all club 
transactions. The budget administrator maintains 
account ledgers for all clubs and organizations on 
their prospective campuses. Club members and advi- 
sors may feel free to compare their ledgers with the 
budget administrator any time during the year. 

The budget administrator's signature must be on 
all budget paperwork before it can be approved. In 
addition to this, the club president, treasurer and 
advisor must also validate the financial transaction 
with their signatures. Note: The club advisor should 
be listed as the College contact person for any student 
organization's order placed with a vendor. 
II. Budget Transactions 

There are four budget transactions that clubs may use: 
request for purchase, request for payment, petty cash 
and deposits. 

A. Request for Purchase: The REQUEST FOR 
PURCHASE FORM can only be submitted for 
vendors who accept Edison's purchase order. If a 
vendor will not accept an Edison purchase order, 
contact the Purchasing Office for the name of a 
comparable vendor who accepts purchase orders 
and can provide the services or goods you desire. 
Signatures of the president, treasurer, and advisor 
must be on the form authorizing the transaction. 
Submit the typed form to the budget administra- 
tor for approval. Note: Clubs cannot place an 
order with a vendor without a purchase order 
number from the Purchasing Office. 

B. Petty Cash: Expenses totaling less than $25 may 
be reimbursed immediately through petty cash. 
Obtain a PETTY CASH FORM from the 
Cashier's Office. Secure advisor's, president's 
and treasurer's and budget administrator's signa- 
ture, and submit with a receipt attached, to the 
Cashier for reimbursement. A copy of the PETTY 
CASH FORM must be returned to the appropriate 
Student Services staff member for bookkeeping 
purposes. 

C. Deposit Memos: Deposits can be made on any 
campus through the Cashier in a matter of 
moments. The Cashier's Office will provide all 
student organizations with DEPOSIT MEMOS. 
These may be submitted to the Cashier with cash 



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or checks for deposit into club accounts. Checks 
must be made out to the student organization and 
Edison Community College and possess the 
issuer's social security number (if a student). One 
copy of the DEPOSIT MEMO will be returned to 
the student and the other kept at the Cashier's 
Office. 
D. Request for Payment: The REQUEST FOR 
PAYMENT form may ONLY be used for travel 
expenditures. Complete the REQUEST FOR 
PAYMENT form and submit with supporting 
documents to the appropriate Student Services 
staff member. A check is normally ready within 2 
weeks. The Business Office will mail the check to 
the organization or release it to a designee at the 
Cashier's Office. 

The time line for the above mentioned budget transac- 
tions is a strict one. All budget paperwork must be sub- 
mitted to the appropriate Student Services staff member 
for appropriate signatures. Once approved and signed, 
the materials are then forwarded to Accounts Payable or 
Purchasing. Any account that has no financial activity 
for at least one year is determined to be inactive. 

Travel Policies 

There are several steps that a student organization 
must complete before they can travel. Prior planning is the 
key to a successful, safe and enjoyable off-campus excur- 
sion. 

I. Travel Procedures and Paperwork 

A. Travel Authorization Form: Students attending 
ANY off-campus club sponsored event must sign 
and submit a College TRAVEL AUTHORIZA- 
TION FORM for the trip to be considered offi- 
cial. A TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FORM 
should be completed & submitted to the appro- 
priate Student Services staff member prior to 
departure. 

B. Code of the Road: The CODE OF THE ROAD 
sets guidelines for club members on off-campus 
excursions. All Edison student organizations are 
responsible for using the CODE OF THE ROAD. 
It should be read and signed by all trip attendees. 



then submitted to the appropriate Student 
Services staff member prior to departure. This 
form allows the student to receive medical atten- 
tion, emergency contact, and informs the student 
that they are still held accountable for adhering to 
Student Code of Conduct. 
Regardless of how an organization reaches its trip des- 
tination, remember, that this is an outside-classroom learn- 
ing experience that you are allowed to attend. While learn- 
ing, networking and socializing are all important, certain 
safety considerations must always be adhered to. 

Transportation 

Members of clubs may use rental vehicles, commer- 
cial transportation, or their personal vehicles for club trips 
and conferences. However, there are certain stipulations 
attached to all of these means of transportation and paper- 
work to be completed. 

I. College Vehicle: No student may drive a College 
vehicle or rental vehicle on behalf of the College or 
any club unless that student is an employee of the 
College. If the club advisor or supervisor asks a 
student to drive a vehicle on behalf of the College, the 
following must be done: (1) make a copy of the 
student's Employment Authorization form and valid 
driver's license, (2) submit this to the appropriate 
Student Services staff member for approval two 
weeks prior to departure. If the student has permission 
of the appropriate Student Services staff member and 
the club advisor to drive his/her own vehicle (not a 
rental or college vehicle) to a conference, the student's 
own insurance should provide coverage. The student 
must drive in "caravan" style with the advisor. 

II. Public Transportation: Commercial transportation 
includes air, train, bus and boat. Because students and 
groups are often afforded discounts, the appropriate 
Student Services staff member and/or club advisor 
should always be consulted prior to making any reser- 
vations. All proper paperwork must be submitted 
before arrangements are made. If transportation is 
provided by a vehicle rented on a College purchase 
order, non-students and non-College employees are 
not covered under the College's insurance. 



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Student Rights and Responsibilities 



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Edison Community College students are both citizens 
and members of the academic community. Upon registra- 
tion, all students are entitled to the following freedoms 
and/or rights provided that their exercise does not disrupt 
the orderly operation of the College: 

Right to freedom of expression 
Right to peaceful assembly 

Right to a fair and impartial hearing 

Right to appeal any administrative decision which 
adversely affects them 

Right to participate in Student Government 

It is expected that the exercise of any of the afore- 
mentioned rights must be in compliance with Florida law 
as well as the policies and procedures estabhshed by the 
College and its Board of Trustees. 

It is the responsibihty of each student to become 
familiar with and to abide by the College policies and reg- 
ulations published in its policy statements, current Catalog 
and Student Handbook, official manuals and other publi- 
cations. Failure to comply with these rules may result in 
the initiation of disciplinary action. Edison reserves the 
right to discipline a student for activities which take place 
off campus when those activities adversely affect the 
college community. Disciplinary action by the College 
may proceed while criminal proceedings are pending and 
will not be subjected to challenge on the grounds that crim- 
inal charges involving the same incident have been dis- 
missed or reduced. 

Written Concerns or Complaints 

A concern or complaint is to be distinguished from a 
petition. A signed concern or complaint with contact 
information allows the College to respond most effec- 
tively to the concern or complaint expressed. A written 
concern or complaint is to be delivered to the supervisor 
of the area, except for areas noted below. Since a concern 
or complaint is normally related to a specific incident, it 
is addressed by the appropriate College official. A 
concern or complaint about a grade will be referred to the 
professor, since it is the professor's professional obliga- 
tion to assess student performance. 

A concern or complaint related to sexual harassment 
must be submitted to the District Vice President for 
Student Services (see "Laws and College Pohcies 
Affecting Students"). 

Violations of College policy must be submitted to the 
District Vice President for Student Services (see "Student 
Discipline and Hearing Procedures"). "Incident Report" 
forms may be obtained from the Security Office on each 
campus. 



Student Code of Conduct 

Edison Community College has established regula- 
tions which are considered necessary to preserve and 
maintain an environment conducive to learning, to insure 
the safety and well-being of members of the College com- 
munity, to encourage students in the development and 
practice of good citizenship and self-discipline, and to 
protect property and equipment of the College. Each 
student, whether in day or evening classes, full-time or 
part-time, is expected to be familiar with the rules and reg- 
ulations of the College pertaining to academic affairs, 
social conduct, and student activities, which are published 
in this Catalog. Each student is responsible for conforming 
to the rules contained herein in addition to avoiding viola- 
tions of the following specific offenses to the academic 
community. Failure to comply with these rules may result 
in the initiation of disciplinary action. 

ARTICLE 1: DEFINITIONS 

The Term College means Edison Community College. 

The term Student Code of Conduct may be referred 
to hereinafter as the Code. 

The term "student" includes all persons taking 
courses at Edison (both credit and non-credit), both full- 
time and part-time. Students who are not officially 
enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing 
relationship with Edison are still considered "students." 

The term "faculty member" means any person hired 
by Edison to conduct classroom activities. 

The term "Edison official" includes any person 
employed by Edison, performing assigned administrative 
or professional responsibilities. 

The term "member of Edison community" includes 
any person who is a student, faculty member, Edison offi- 
cial, or any other person employed by Edison. A person's 
status in a particular situation shall be determined by the 
District Vice President for Student Services. 

The term "Edison premises" include all land, build- 
ings, facilities, and other property which is in the posses- 
sion of or owned, used, or controlled by Edison. 

The term "organization" means any number of 
persons who have completed the process required for 
recognition/designation as an official student group by the 
College. 

The term "Disciplinary Committee" means any 
person or persons authorized by the District Vice President 
for Student Services or designee to determine whether a 
student has violated Code and to recommend imposition of 
sanctions. This may also include the District Vice 
President for Student Services. Also referred to as the 
"judicial body". 



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The term "Appeals Committee" means any person or 
persons authorized by the District Vice President for 
Student Services or designee to consider an appeal from a 
judicial body's determination that a student has violated 
the Code or from the sanctions imposed by the District 
Vice President for Student Services. 

The term "shall" is used in the imperative sense. 

The term "may" is used in the permissive sense. 

The District Vice President for Student Services is the 
Edison official responsible for administration of the Code. 

The term "policy" is defined as the written regulation 
of Edison as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code 
of Conduct, Student Handbook, and Catalog. 

The term "cheating" includes but is not limited to: (1) 
use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, 
or examination; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources 
beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing 
papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying 
out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without per- 
mission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a 
member of the Edison faculty or staff. 

The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to, 
the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published 
or unpublished work of another person without full and 
clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowl- 
edged use of materials prepared by another person or 
agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other aca- 
demic materials. 

ARTICLE II: JUDICIAL AUTHORITY 

The District Vice President for Student Services or 
designee shall determine the composition of judicial 
bodies and Appeals Committee (s) and which judicial 
body, and Appeals Committee shall be authorized to hear 
each case. 

The District Vice President for Student Services shall 
develop policies for the administration of the judicial 
program and procedural rules for the conduct of hearings, 
which are consistent with provisions of the Code. 

Decisions made by a judicial body, or the District Vice 
President for Student Services or designee shall be final, 
pending the normal appeal process set forth herein except 
in a case of expulsion which must be approved by the 
District President. 

ARTICLE III: JUDICIAL HEARINGS 

Two types of hearings are provided for by the Student 
Conduct Code. In the event that a student pleads guilty, the 
District Vice President for Student Services may hear the 
case and impose a sanction. In the case of a not guilty plea, 
a hearing will be scheduled with members of the 
Disciplinary Committee. 

The Disciplinary Committee shall consist of a 
minimum number of three representatives from the 



College. One member of the Committee designated by the 
District Vice President for Student Services will chair the 
hearing. The District Vice President for Student Services 
or designee may be present during the hearing. 

If the accused student fails to appear for the hearing, 
the hearing may be held in the accused student's absence. 

No disciplinary action shall be taken unless a prepon- 
derance of the evidence establishes that the student's actions 
were in violation. Formal rules of evidence do not apply. 

ARTICLE IV: PROSCRIBED CONDUCT 

Jurisdiction of the College: Generally, the College's 
jurisdiction and discipline shall be limited to conduct 
which occurs on College premises or which adversely 
affects the College community and/or the pursuit of its 
objectives. However, Edison will exercise its right to dis- 
cipline a student for activities which take place off-campus 
when those activities adversely affect the College commu- 
nity. The District Vice President for Student Services will 
consider and determine on a case by case basis any off- 
campus activity in which the College's jurisdiction should 
be asserted. 

Conduct — Rules and Regulations: Any student found 
to have committed the following misconduct is subject to 
the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article V: 

1. Insubordination or Disrespect for Constituted 
Authority: Constituted authority is defined to mean 
any person designated by the institution to implement 
institutional policies. Also, failing to obey a College 
official who is performing his/her duties and faihng to 
respond to an official summons from an administra- 
tive officer of the College within the time indicated. 

2. Gambling for Money or Material Values: Games of 
chance for money or material value are prohibited on 
campus. 

3. False Information: Furnishing false or misleading 
information (oral or written) to College offices, 
faculty or staff. 

4. Destruction of Property: This term is defined to 
mean destruction, damage, or misuse of College prop- 
erty, private property on the campus, vandalism and/or 
misuse of library material, fire equipment or other 
life-safety equipment. 

5. Ulegal Use or Possession of Narcotic or Psychedelic 
Drugs is Strictly Prohibited: The Federal Drug 
Abuse Act prohibits distribution and possession of 
certain drugs, including amphetamines, barbiturates, 
hallucinogens and other prescription-type medications 
which have not been prescribed by a licensed physi- 
cian. Possession and/or distribution of such drugs, 
when not prescribed, constitutes a violation. (Senate 
Bill 989, 1969, as defined in Chapters 398 or 404 of 
the Florida Statutes). (Controlled Substances Act 21 
USC.811). 



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6. Possession or Use of Alcoholic Beverages: Use of 

alcoholic beverages or having alcoholic beverages in 
one's possession, either on campus or at a College- 
approved function is prohibited. 

7. Possession and/or Use of Firearms on Campus: Use 
or possession of ammunition or other weapons and/or 
setting off any explosive device, fireworks, or flam- 
mable liquid or objects. 

8. Forgery: Forging, alteration or misuse of College 
documents, forms or records. 

9. Stealing: The unlawful taking, destroying, defacing, 
damaging, or misuse of College property or the prop- 
erty belonging to others. 

10. Academic Dishonesty: Students are expected to 
conduct their academic affairs in a forthright and 
honest manner. In the event that students are guilty of 
classroom cheating, plagiarism or otherwise misrepre- 
senting their work, they will be subject to discipHnary 
sanctions. 

11. Violation of Law Committed On or Off the 
Campus: Violation of municipal, county, state or 
federal law or subsequent conviction of same consti- 
tutes violation of College policy. The nature of the 
violation will determine the extent of sanction that 
may be invoked by the College. 

12. Hazing: Physical or emotional abuse of another 
person in the College community, subjecting another 
person therein to humiliating or painful ordeals, or 
harassing someone with threats made in person, by 
telephone, or in writing. Any such hazing as further 
defined in 240.326 F.S. is also unlawful in the State of 
Florida. Such action on or off campus on the part of 
any smdent or group of students or student organiza- 
tions shall be construed as a violation of College rule. 
Any individual student or group of students found 
guilty of such violation will receive disciplinary pro- 
bation, suspension, dismissal, expulsion or any com- 
bination of such penalties, depending upon the cir- 
cumstances and the severity of the individual case. A 
copy of 240.326 F.S. will be provided to each student 
organization recognized by the College. Each 
student organization will incorporate the wording of 
this College rule on hazing into its by laws. Hazing 
is not allowed even with student consent. 

13. Unlawful Entry: The unlawful entry to College- 
owned or controlled buildings. 

14. Smoking: Smoking is permitted in designated areas 
only. 

15. Games: Student games such as frisbee, touch football, 
etc. must be played in designated areas only and not 
around the buildings or inside the buildings. 

16. Commercial Solicitation and Fund-Raising on 
Campus: 

a. Solicitors and tradesmen, including students, 
faculty and other College personnel, are prohib- 
ited from entering the grounds or buildings of 
Edison Community College for the purpose of 



transacting business with students, faculty, or 
other College personnel, unless they have been 
issued a permit for this purpose or the information 
has been signed by the appropriate college offi- 
cial. All groups who want to reserve space or sell 
anything must submit an Activity Request Form to 
the appropriate Student Services staff member on 
the Lee Campus, or the Campus Presidents' 
offices on the Collier and Charlotte Campuses, 
b. The posting or distribution of advertising material 
shall be limited to a designated bulletin board on 
each campus of the College under the same 
permit system and must be approved by a 
member of the Student Services staff or a desig- 
nated representative. 

17. Outside Organizations on Campus: From State 
Board of Education Rules for Community Colleges 
6A- 14.57, Student Activities, Clubs and 
Organizations: "(2) Student organizations and clubs 
not funded from student activity fees or College 
funds." The College may permit organizations and 
clubs which are funded by a combination of contribu- 
tions of its members, fund-raising projects and 
sources outside the College to exist on campus, pro- 
vided the organization has a faculty advisor and 
agrees to be governed by rules of the Board of 
Trustees. The College may require approved organiza- 
tions and clubs to deposit monies accruing to such 
organizations and clubs with the Business Office of 
the College, to be accounted for as agency funds. In 
this case, all monies accruing to the organization shall 
be deposited with the College and withdrawals made 
upon requisition by the organization and advisor; pro- 
vided that the expenditure is in accordance with the 
organizations approved budget. Outside organiza- 
tion's must follow procedures in #16 above and 
receive approval prior to being on campus. 

18. Disruption/Disorderly Conduct: Obstructing or dis- 
rupting any College activity including teaching, 
research, administrative functions, disciplinary proce- 
dures, social activities, and public service functions. 
Engaging in any obscene, profane, reckless, destruc- 
tive, or unlawful course of conduct. Beepers, cellular 
phones, and pagers should be turned off when enter- 
ing a classroom. In an emergency, with prior authori- 
zation from the professor, a beeper, cellular phone, or 
pager may be turned to silent ring mode. In such a 
case, any exit from a classroom to respond to a call 
should be made with a minimum of disturbance. Only 
currently enrolled students are authorized to be in 
classrooms, except for situations involving a disabil- 
ity. Children, spouses, or other relatives are not per- 
mitted, except with permission of a District Dean, 
Campus President, or Director Learning Assistance. 
Complaints regarding classroom disruption should be 
reported to these offices. 



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19. Harassment: Unwelcome verbal or physical abuse 
which causes the recipient discomfort or humiliation 
or which interferes with the recipient's academic per- 
formance or employment. Harassment related to an 
individual's race, color, sex, religion, national origin, 
age, marital status, or physical or mental handicap is a 
violation of this policy. 

20. Assault: Intentional threat by word or act to do vio- 
lence to a person or persons. 

2 1 . Battery: Touching or striking a person against his/her 
will. 

22. Violation of Published Policy of the College: Any 
violation of policy published in the College Catalog, 
Student Handbook or approved guidelines. 

23. Lakes, Waterways: No swimming or recreational 
activities are allowed on campus lakes without the 
approval of the campus administrator. 

24. Pets/Animals: No pets or animals are allowed on 
campus unless that animal is assisting a person who 
has a disability. 

ARTICLE V: JUDICIAL POLICIES 

A. Charges and Hearings: 

1 . Any member of the Edison community may file 
charges against any student for misconduct. 
Charges shall be filed as an incident report with 
the Campus Police Office or the Office of the 
District Vice President of Student Services and 
directed to the District Vice President for Student 
Services who is responsible for the administration 
of the Edison Judicial System. Any charge should 
be submitted as soon as possible after the event 
takes place, preferably within seven working 
days. 

2. The District Vice President of Student Services 
may conduct an investigation to determine if the 
charges have merit and/or if they can be resolved 
administratively by mutual consent of the parties 
involved and on a basis acceptable to the District 
Vice President of Student Services. Such disposi- 
tion shall be final and there shall be no subse- 
quent proceedings. If the District Vice President 
is unable to resolve the matter administratively, 
the charges will be handled as set forth below. 

3. All charges which the District Vice President for 
Student Services determines to have merit shall 
be presented to the accused student in written 
form via certified mail or during a face-to-face 
meeting with the District Vice President for 
Student Services. Within three school days of the 
receipt of the written charges, the student shall 
meet with the District Vice President for Student 
Services and enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If 
the student pleads guilty, the District Vice 
President for Student Services shall determine an 
appropriate sanction. If the student pleads not 



guilty, the matter will be scheduled for hearing 
before a student Disciplinary Committee. 

4. Hearings shall be conducted by a judicial body 
according to the following guidelines: 

a. Hearings shall be conducted in private unless 
the District Vice President for Student 
Services or designee and the student agree to 
an open hearing. 

b. Admission of any person to the hearing shall 
be at the discretion of the judicial body 
and/or its Chairperson. 

c. In hearings involving more than one accused 
student, the chairperson of the judicial body, 
at his or her discretion, may permit the hear- 
ings concerning each student to be conducted 
separately. 

d. The complainant, the accused and the judicial 
body shall have the privilege of presenting 
witnesses, subject to the right of cross-exam- 
ination by the judicial body. The accused also 
has the right to question the complainant and 
witnesses, within reasonable limits set by the 
judicial body. Reasonable limits may include 
requiring that questions be directed through 
the judicial body. 

e. Pertinent records, exhibits and written state- 
ments may be accepted as evidence for con- 
sideration by a judicial body at the discretion 
of the chairperson. 

f. All procedural questions are subject to the 
final decision of the chairperson of the judi- 
cial body. 

g. After the hearing, the judicial body shall 
determine (by majority vote) whether the 
student has violated each section of the Code 
which the student is charged with violating. 
The judicial body's determination shall be 
made on the basis of whether there is a pre- 
ponderance of evidence that the accused 
student violated the Student Code. 

5. There shall be a single verbatim record, such as a 
tape recording, of all hearings before a judicial 
body. The record shall be the property of Edison. 
Copies of the record will be provided to the 
student upon request. 

6. Except in the case of a student charged with 
failing to obey the summons of a judicial body or 
an Edison official, no student may be found to 
have violated the Code solely because the student 
failed to appear before a judicial body. In all 
cases, the evidence in support of the charges shall 
be presented and considered. 

7. The office of the District Vice President for 
Student Services may place a disciplinary hold on 
the records or registration of any student who 
fails to respond to a judicial notice. 



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c. 



8. The judicial body may utilize legal counsel as 
necessary to provide assistance or guidance 
before, during and after conduct of the hearing. 
The accused student may also be represented by 
Counsel or other qualified representative at the 
hearing and in subsequent proceedings. 
Sanctions 

The following sanctions may be imposed, by the 
appropriate College official, upon any student found 
to have violated the Code: 

Warning — A notice in writing to the student that 
the student is violating or has violated institu- 
tional regulations; 

Probation — A written reprimand for violation of 
specified regulations. Probation is for a desig- 
nated period of time and includes the probability 
of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the 
student is found to be violating any institutional 
regulation(s) during the probationary period; 
Loss of Privileges — Denial of specified privi- 
leges for a designated period of time; 
Restitution — Compensation for loss, damage or 
injury. This may take the form of appropriate 
service and/or monetary or material replacement; 
Academic Penalty — For academic dishonesty 
violations, the student may be given a zero/"F" 
for the assignment/course as indicated by the 
case. 

Suspension — Separation of the student from 
Edison for a definite period of time, after which 
the student is eligible to return. Conditions for 
readmission may be specified; 
Dismissal — Separation from the College for an 
indefinite period of time. Readmission may be 
possible, based on meeting all readmission crite- 
ria and obtaining clearance from the District Vice 
President for Student Services or designee; 
Expulsion — Permanent separation of the student 
from Edison; 
More than one of the sanctions listed above may be 
imposed for any single violation. 
Appeals 

Except as required to explain the basis of new evi- 
dence not reasonably available at the time of the 
hearing, an appeal shall be limited to review of the 
verbatim record of the initial hearing and supporting 
documents for one or more of the following purposes: 
To determine whether the original hearing was 
conducted fairly in light of the charges and evidence 
presented, and in conformity with prescribed proce- 
dures giving the complaining party a reasonable 
opportunity to prepare and present evidence that the 
Code was violated, and giving the accused student a 
reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present a 
rebuttal of those allegations. 



To determine whether the decision reached 
regarding the accused student was based on substan- 
tial evidence, that is, whether the evidence in the case 
was sufficient to establish that a violation of the Code 
occurred. 

To determine whether the sanction imposed was 
too severe for the infraction. 

All requests for an appeal must be filed with the 
District Vice President for Student Services within 
three school days of receipt of the judicial body's 
decision. In the case of an expulsion sanction, an auto- 
matic appeal shall be filed in the Office of the 
President within three school days of receipt of the 
judicial body's decision by the District Vice President 
for Student Services. 

ARTICLE VI: STUDENT'S RIGHTS 

A. Rights of the accused student: 

To be given a written notice of the Student Code of 
Conduct charge and the allegations upon which the 
charge is based. 

To be given a fair and impartial hearing, during 
which the student will be permitted to address the 
charges and provide information, including witnesses. 

To know that a tape recording will be made of the 
entire hearing process. 

To appeal the decision of the hearing body. 

ARTICLE VII: INTERPRETATION AND 
REVISION 

Any question of interpretation regarding the Code 
shall be referred to the District Vice President for Student 
Services or his or her designee for final determination. 

The Code shall be reviewed annually under the direc- 
tion of the District Vice President for Student Services. 

Edison Community College students are both citizens 
and members of the academic community. Upon registra- 
tion, all students are entitled the following freedoms and/or 
rights provided that their exercise does not disrupt the 
orderly operation of the College: 

Traffic Ticket Appeals 

If a student chooses to appeal a ticket for violating the 
campus traffic regulations, he or she should contact the 
Public Safety office on campus. If the student wants to 
appeal the decision of the Public Safety office, he or she 
may choose to have a hearing in front of the Student 
Government Association Chief Justices for a final deci- 
sion. The Student Traffic Court may uphold the ticket vio- 
lation, modify the charge or overturn the charge. 

Traffic Regulations 

As Edison Community College is a member of the 
public education system of Florida, out-of-state students 
are required to have a vahd Florida driver's license when 



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operating a motor vehicle on the streets and highways of 
Florida if they are employed in Florida. Out-of-state stu- 
dents should acquire Florida license plates for their vehi- 
cles if the vehicles are titled in the parents' name, and if 
they or their parents are employed in Florida, and/or if they 
claim in-state tuition rates. 

1 . The campus map and parking lot signs indicate where 
students may park. Students are prohibited from 
parking in designated staff lots. 

2. Designated disabled parking spaces are reserved for 
persons who are permanently disabled. To use these 
spaces, students must have a special handicap permit 
issued by the local county license tag office and 
Public Safety. 

3. Parking is prohibited after 1 1 :00 PM, unless Public 
Safety Department has received prior notification. 

4. Any theft or accident on campus involving your car 
must be reported immediately to Public Safety. 

5. Designated parking spaces for motorcycles and 
mopeds are provided. Please park in these spaces and 
not on the grass, sidewalks or near campus buildings. 

6. Unauthorized parking in RESERVED or RESTRIC- 
TED spaces is prohibited. 

7. The absence of NO PARKING signs does not mean 
that parking is allowed. Parking on the grass, along 
roadways, drives, curbs, sidewalks or ramps is pro- 
hibited. Parking is permitted only in paved lots or in 
designated parking areas. 

8. Vehicles must be parked within marked spaces. 
Parking diagonally or taking up two parking spaces is 
not allowed. 

9. The speed limit on campus is 30 M.P.H. unless other- 
wise posted. Speed limit in all parking lots or service 
drives is 5 m.p.h. 



10. Campus Traffic and Parking Regulations and directive 
signs governing the use of motor vehicles are in effect 
24 hours a day, all year long, unless specifically 
limited. Inclement weather does not bar their enforce- 
ment. 

11. Moving violations, i.e., speeding, reckless driving, 
etc. may be referred to an appropriate law enforce- 
ment agency. 

12. The Public Safety Officer is on duty to assist students 
whenever possible, but he/she is also required to 
enforce all traffic and parking regulations and issue 
citations for violations in accordance with these regu- 
lations. 

13. Students who receive traffic or parking citations must 
pay the appropriate fine to the Edison Cashier within 
14 working days. Students wishing to contest the fine, 
they must submit a written appeal within 14 working 
days to the Student Court. 

14. Any student who does not pay a traffic or parking fine 
will not receive transcripts and will not be permitted 
to register for classes until the fine is paid. 

15. The following traffic or parking fines are in effect: 
Each Non-Moving Violation other than parking in 
disabled spaces: $10.00. This category includes 
parking violations, parking on the grass, parking in a 
reserved space or lot, parking improperly, parking in a 
No Parking area, blocking an entrance or ramp. 

• Parking in a disabled space: $25.00. 

• Speeding: $10.00. 

• Abuse of a Public Safety Officer may result in a 
fine of $10.00. 

Fines collected will be used to augment Edison's 
student loan funds. 



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State Statutes and College Policies 
Affecting Students 

(See also Student Rights and Responsibility) 



Below is a summary of several state and federal laws 
which affect students in Florida educational institutions. 
For your benefit, and that of the College, your adherence 
to these laws is expected. If you have any questions about 
how they affect you or the College, please check with the 
District Vice President for Student Services. 

FLORIDA STATUTES 

FLORIDA STATUTES, Section 1006.35: 

PARTICIPATION BY STUDENTS OR EMPLOYEES IN 
DISRUPTIVE ACTIVITIES AT STATE INSTITUTIONS 
OF HIGHER LEARNING; PENALTIES. 

(1) Any person who shall accept the privilege extended 
by the laws of this state of attendance or employment 
at any state college, state community college, or state 
university shall, by so attending or working at such 
institution, be deemed to have given his or her consent 
to the policies of that institution, the Board of Regents 
of the Division of Universities of the Department of 
Education, and the laws of this state. Such policies 
shall include prohibition against disruptive activities 
at state institutions of higher learning. 

(2) After it has been determined that a student or 
employee of a state institution of higher learning has 
participated in disruptive activities, the following 
penalties may be imposed against such person: 

(a) Immediate termination of contract of such 
employee of the state institution of higher learn- 
ing, and thereafter such person shall not be 
employed by any state public school, state college, 
state community college, or state university; 

(b) Immediate expulsion of such student from the 
institution of higher learning for a minimum of 2 
years. 

FLORTOA STATUTES SECTION 1006.37 

HAZING IS PROHIBITED. 

(1) As used in this section, "hazing" means any action or 
situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers 
the mental or physical health or safety of a student for 
the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation 
with any organization operating under the sanction of 
a postsecondary institution. Such term includes, but is 
not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such 
as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, 
exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any 
food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced 
physical activity which could adversely affect the 



physical health or safety of the student, and also 
includes any activity which would subject the student 
to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, 
forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct 
which could result in extreme embarrassment, or other 
forced activity which could adversely affect the mental 
health or dignity of the student. 

(2) Public and private colleges and universities whose 
students receive state student financial assistance must 
adopt a written antihazing policy and under such 
policy must adopt rules prohibiting students or other 
persons associated with any student organization from 
engaging in hazing. 

(3) Public and private colleges and universities must 
provide a program for the enforcement of such rules 
and must adopt appropriate penalties for violations of 
such rules, to be administered by the person at the 
college or university responsible for student activities 
of the college or university organization. 

FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 1006.36 

EXPULSION AND DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS OF 
THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM AND COMMU- 
NITY COLLEGES. 

( 1 ) Each student in the State University System and each 
student in a community college is subject to federal 
and state law, respective county and municipal ordi- 
nances, and all rules and regulations of the Board of 
Regents or board of trustees of the community 
college. 

(2) Violation of these published laws, ordinances, or rules 
and regulations may subject the violator to appropri- 
ate action by the university or community college 
authorities. 

(3) Each president of a university in the State University 
System and each president of a community college 
shall have authority, after notice to the student of the 
charges and after a heauing thereon, to expel, suspend, 
or otherwise discipline any student who is found to 
have violated any law, ordinance, or rule or regulation 
of the Board of Regents or of the board of trustees of 
the community college. A student may be entitled to 
waiver of expulsion: 

(a) If the student provides substantial assistance in 
the identification, arrest, or conviction of any of 
his or her accomplices, accessories, coconspira- 
tors, or principals or of any other person engaged 
in violations of chapter 893 within the State 
University System or community colleges; 



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(b) If the student voluntarily discloses his or her vio- 
lations of chapter 893 prior to his or her arrest; or 

(c) If the student commits himself or herself, or is 
referred by the court in lieu of sentence, to a state- 
licensed drug abuse program and successfully 
completes the program. 

FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 1006.69 

( 1 ) A postsecondary educational institution shall provide 
detailed informaion concerning the risks associated 
with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and 
the availability, effectiveness, and known contraindi- 
cations of any required or recommended vaccine to 
every student, or to the student's parent if the student 
is a minor, who has been accepted for admission. 

(2) An individual enrolled in a postsecondary educational 
institution who will be residing in on-campus housing 
shall provide documentation of vaccinations against 
meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B unless the 
individual, if the individual is 18 years of age or older, 
or the individual's parents, if the individual is a minor, 
declines the vaccinations by signing a separate waiver 
for each of those vaccines, provided by the institution, 
acknowledging receipt and review of the information 
provided. 

(3) This section does not require any possecondary edu- 
cational institution to provide or pay for vaccinations 
against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B. 

(4) Section 339. Section 1006.69, Florida Statutes 
requires that a postsecondary institution shall provide 
detailed information concerning the risks associated 
with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and 
the availability, effectiveness, and known contraindi- 
cations of any required or recommended vaccine to 
every student, or to the student's parent if the student 
is a minor, who has been accepted for admission. 

(a) Meningitis is a serious disease that affects the 
brain and spinal cord. Because bacterial menin- 
gitis is a grave illness and can rapidly progress to 
death, it requires early diagnosis and treatment. 
This is often difficult because the symptoms 
closely resemble those of the flu and the highest 
incidence occurs during late winter and early 
spring (flu-season). When not fatal, bacterial 
meningitis can lead to permanent disibilities such 
as hearing loss, brain damage or loss of limbs. 

(b) Hepatitus B is a serious infectious disease caued 
by a virus that attacks the Uver. The hepatitis B 
virus (HBV) can cause life-long infection that 
leads to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver 
cancer, or liver failure. There is no cure for hep- 
atitis B, but the infection can be prevented by 
vaccination. Each year, about 200,000 people are 
infected with the virus and 5,000 people die. 

(c) Although there have been no reported cases of 
meningitis or hepatitis B at our College in recent 



years, we are taking the proactive step towards 
informing and protecting our students. For more 
information, please contact the Office of the Vice 
President for Student Services at (239)-489-9027. 

STATE STATUTES Section 810.095 

Trespass on school property with firearm or other weapon 

prohibited: 

(1) It is a felony of the third degree, punishable as pro- 
vided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, for a 
person who is trespassing upon school property to 
bring onto, or to possess on, such school property, any 
weapon or firearm. 

(2 As used in this section, "school property" means the 
grounds or facility of any kindergarten, elementary 
school, middle school, junior high school, secondary 
school, vocational school, or postsecondary school, 
whether public or nonpublic. 

STATE STATUTUES Section 810.097 

TRESPASS UPON GROUNDS OR FACILITIES OF A 
SCHOOL; PENALTIES; ARREST: 

(1) Any person who: 

(a) Does not have legitimate business on the campus 
or any other authorization, license, or invitation 
to enter or remain upon school property; or 

(b) Is a student currently under suspension or expul- 
sion; and who enters or remains upon the campus 
or any other facility owned by any such school 
commits a trespass upon the grounds of a school 
facility and is guilty of a misdemeanor of the 
second degree, punishable as provided in s. 
775.082 or s. 775.083. 

(2) Any person who enters or remains upon the campus or 
other facility of a school after the principal of such 
school, or his or her designee, has directed such 
person to leave such campus or facility or not to enter 
upon the campus or facility, commits a trespass upon 
the grounds of a school facility and is guilty of a mis- 
demeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided 
in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 

(3) The chief administrative officer of a school, or any 
employee thereof designated by the chief administra- 
tive officer to maintain order on such campus or facil- 
ity, who has probable cause to believe that a person is 
trespassing upon school grounds in violation of this 
section may take such person into custody and detain 
him or her in a reasonable manner for a reasonable 
length of time pending arrival of a law enforcement 
officer. Such taking into custody and detention by an 
authorized person does not render that person crimi- 
nally or civilly liable for false arrest, false imprison- 
ment, or unlawful detention. If a trespasser is taken 
into custody, a law enforcement officer shall be called 
to the scene immediately after the person is taken into 
custody. 



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(4) Any law enforcement officer may arrest either on or 
off the premises and without warrant any person the 
officer has probable cause for believing has committed 
the offense of trespass upon the grounds of a school 
facility. Such arrest shall not render the law enforce- 
ment officer criminally or civilly liable for false arrest, 
false imprisonment, or unlawful detention. 

(5) As used in this section, the term "school" means the 
grounds or any facility of any kindergarten, elemen- 
tary school, middle school, junior high school, or sec- 
ondary school, whether pubhc or nonpublic. 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 877.13 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR SCHOOL 
BOARDS; PENALTY FOR DISRUPTION: 

(1) It is unlawful for any person: 

(a) Knowingly to disrupt or interfere with the lawful 
administration or functions of any educational 
institution, school board, or activity on school 
board property in this state. 

(b) Knowingly to advise, counsel, or instruct any 
school pupil or school employee to disrupt any 
school or school board function, activity on 
school board property, or classroom. 

(c) Knowingly to interfere with the attendance of any 
other school pupil or school employee in a school 
or classroom. 

(d) To conspire to riot or to engage in any school 
campus or school function disruption or distur- 
bance which interferes with the educational 
processes or with the orderly conduct of a school 
campus, school, or school board function or 
activity on school board property. 

(2) This section shall apply to all educational institutions, 
school boards, and functions or activities on school 
board property; however, nothing herein shall deny 
public employees the opportunity to exercise their 
rights pursuant to part II of chapter 447. 

(3) Any person who violates the provisions of this section 
is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, pun- 
ishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 

COLLEGE POLICIES 

HUMAN IMMUNE DEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) 

The following guidelines are established regarding 
students with Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV): 
1. DEFINITION: For the purposes of this policy, a 
student with HIV falls into one of the following cate- 
gories: 

a. An individual who tests positive for HFV anti- 
body but who has no symptom manifestations; or 

b. An individual who is diagnosed as having AIDS 
Related Complex (ARC)-debihtating symptoms 
but no opportunistic infections; or 



c. An individual who is diagnosed as having 
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)- 
displaying one or more opportunistic infections. 

2. STUDENT RIGHTS: The College recognizes that the 
rights of students with HIV to obtain education and 
employment must be balanced against the rights of 
persons without HIV who wish to be reasonably pro- 
tected from contracting the virus. 

a. Both the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act 
of 1973 and the Florida Educational Equity Act 
prohibit discrimination against persons with dis- 
abilities, and students with HIV are classified as 
disabled. 

b. Under most circumstances, students with HIV 
will be afforded the same opportunities and bene- 
fits afforded to non-disabled students, including, 
but not limited to access to educational programs, 
counseling, student employment opportunities, 
and financial assistance. 

c. Precautions will be provided to students in Allied 
Health Programs and science laboratory classes. 

d. Any student who reveals that he/she has HIV will 
be afforded confidentiality in accordance with 
appropriate statutes and state law. 

3. ADMISSIONS: No student will be denied admission 
to the College solely on the basis that he/she has HFV. 

a. The College will not require a student to reveal 
whether or not he/she has HIV when applying for 
admission to the College, although the student 
may choose to reveal such data as part of the vol- 
untary health information shared with the College. 

b. Furthermore, the College will not require sero- 
logical testing to determine if a student seeking 
admission has HIV. 

4. ATTENDANCE, WITHDRAWAL, AND/OR SUS- 
PENSIONS: Under most circumstances, no student 
will be required to cease class attendance solely on the 
basis of having HIV. 

a. If a student with HIV requests special accommo- 
dations due to illness (i.e., disability), the College 
will acquire sufficient information about such 
disability to make a determination regarding the 
requested accommodations. 

b. The College will not impose any rule(s) or restric- 
tion(s) upon a student with HTV that will have the 
effect of Hmiting that individual's participation in 
the College's educational programs and/or serv- 
ices solely on the basis of that person's disabihty. 

c. Current research has indicated the possibility that 
the central nervous system may become affected 
by HIV, which may lead to progressive neurolog- 
ical and cognitive dysfunction and subsequent 
inability of the student to maintain scholastic per- 
formance. Decisions as to such a student continu- 



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ing to attend class or being suspended or with- 
drawn from class(es) will be made on a case-by- 
case basis after reasonable accommodations have 
been examined or tried, and after an examination 
of the facts demonstrates to the College that the 
student can no longer function as necessary to 
meet the requirements of the student's course or 
program, or that the student presents a health or 
safety risk to self or to the college community. 
5. HIV LIAISON: A person may be appointed by the 
Campus President on each campus to serve as a con- 
sultant to members of the College community regard- 
ing the policy of the College in this area. 

a. The appointed liaison will work directly with the 
District Vice President for Student Services in all 
matters regarding students with HIV, including 
hearings and development of policy. 

b. The appointed liaison will provide information 
and education regarding HIV. This information 
will include: mode of transmission; signs and 
symptoms; precautions; appropriate attitude and 
behavior change; and means used to control the 
spread of HIV. Education programs and Health 
Fairs will be the primary vehicle of information 
disseminations. 

c. Any student wishing to request special accommo- 
dations should contact the District Vice President 
for Student Services. 

HARASSMENT POLICY (ECC/DBT 6Hx6:2.03) 

Edison Community College adheres to the policy that 
sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination declared 
illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 
Florida's Human Rights Act of 1977 for employees, under 
Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 and the Florida 
Educational Equity Act. Sexual harassment can be verbal, 
visual, or physical. It can be overt or consist of persistent, 
unwanted attempts to change a professional relationship to 
a personal one. 

Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate put- 
downs of individual persons, unwelcome sexual flirtations, 
or more serious abuses. It is coercive and threatening, and 
it creates an atmosphere that is not conducive to teaching, 
learning, or working. 

1. Harassment, intimidation of staff or students, or 
allowing suggestions to be made that sexual favors 
may have an effect on status will not be tolerated by 
Edison Community College. If an employee or 
student becomes aware of any discriminatory behav- 
ior or any activity which might be considered harass- 
ment, it becomes the responsibility of that person to 
report such conduct. 

a. Staff members should notify their immediate 
supervisor and/or the Campus President. 

b. Students should notify the District Vice President 
for Student Services. 



2. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual 
favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a 
sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when: 

a. Submission to such conduct is made either 
explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an 
individual's employment or education; 

b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an 
individual is used as the basis for the employment 
or academic decisions affecting such individual; 
or 

c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unrea- 
sonably interfering with an individual's work per- 
formance or academic or professional perform- 
ance or creating an intimidating hostile, or offen- 
sive working or educational environment. 

3. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against 
any employee who violates this Policy against sexual 
harassment. Based on the seriousness of the offense, 
disciplinary action may include verbal or written rep- 
rimand, suspension, or termination 

4. Certain actions determined by the District President 
may require action on the part of the board of trustees, 
depending upon the nature of the offense(s) and/or the 
severity of the action to be taken. In such cases, the 
District President will recommend appropriate action 
to the Board at the next regular Board Meeting fol- 
lowing his communication to the parties. 

5. Retaliatory action against anyone filing a complaint of 
any type of discrimination, including sexual harass- 
ment, will not be tolerated. The designee of the 
District President, while attempting to investigate and 
mediate any sexual harassment claim, may establish 
safeguards against retaliation as deemed necessary. 

DRUG-FREE CAMPUS WORKPLACE 
(DBT 6Hx6:2.04) 

1 . Standard of Conduct 

It is the policy of Edison Community College to 
promote and maintain a drug-free workplace. The 
unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, pos- 
session, or use of controlled substances is prohibited 
on and off College premises. The possession or use of 
alcohol under the circumstances described herein is 
also prohibited. All students and employees are 
required to abide by the terms of this policy as a con- 
dition of initial and continued enrollment and/or 
employment. 

2. The Policy 

This policy is based on the Drug Free Workplace 
Act, 41 U.S.C. 70-1 et.seq. . as amended and is sup- 
plemented by College administrative policies and pro- 
cedures. 

The illegal use, possession, manufacture, dispen- 
sation and distribution of any controlled substance, at 



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any time, whether on or off duty or on or off College 
premises is strictly prohibited as a matter of College 
policy. 

Except as hereinafter provided, use or possession 
by an employee or student of alcohol in the work- 
place, or use of alcohol on College property is prohib- 
ited. The possession or consumption of alcohol by 
employees or students of legal age at a College spon- 
sored or approved function where alcoholic beverages 
are served by the College or sponsor is not a violation 
of this Section. 

Any employee or student who reports to work or 
class or performs his/her duties while under the influ- 
ence of drugs or alcohol will be in violation of this 
policy. 

Violation of this policy can result in referral to 
appropriate law enforcement authorities, disciplinary 
action up to and including immediate suspension, 
expulsion or termination, and/or a requirement of sat- 
isfactory participation in a College-approved drug or 
alcohol rehabilitation program. A criminal conviction 
is not required for sanctions to be imposed upon a 
student or employee for violation of this poUcy. 

3. DiscipUnary Sanctions 

The College will impose sanctions (consistent 
with local, state, and Federal law) upon all employees 
and students who violate these standards of conduct. 
Such sanctions may include, but are not limited to: 1) 
referral for prosecution; 2) probation, suspension, or 
expulsion of students; or 3) suspension or termination 
of employees. 

4. Description of Health Risks 

Alcohol. Alcohol consumption causes a number 
of changes in behavior and physiology. Even low 
doses significantly impair judgment, coordination, 
and abstract mental functioning. Statistics show that 
alcohol use is involved in a majority of violent behav- 
iors on college campuses, including acquaintance 
rape, vandahsm, fights, and incidents of drinking and 
driving. Continued abuse may lead to dependency, 
which often causes permanent damage to vital organs 
and deterioration of a healthy lifestyle. 

Cannibis (Marijuana, Hashish). The use of 
marijuana may impair or reduce short-term memory 
and comprehension, alter sense of time, and reduce 
coordination and energy level. Users often have a 
lowered immune system and an increased risk of lung 
cancer. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, is 
stored in the fatty tissues of the brain and reproductive 
system for a minimum of 28 to 30 days. 

Hallucinogens. Lysergic acid (LSD), mescaline, 
and psilocybin cause illusions and hallucinations. The 
user may experience panic, confusion, suspicion, 
anxiety, and loss of control. Delayed effects, or flash- 
backs, can occur even when use has ceased. 



Phencyclidine (PCP) affects the section of the brain 
that controls the intellect and keeps instincts in check. 
Because the drug blocks pain receptors, violent PCP 
episodes may result in self-inflicted injuries. 

Cocaine/Crack. Cocaine users often have a 
stuffy, runny nose and may have a perforated nasal 
septum. The immediate effects of cocaine use include 
dilated pupils and elevated blood pressure heart rate, 
respiratory rate, and body temperature, followed by 
depression. Crack, or freebase rock cocaine, is 
extremely addictive and can cause delirium, halluci- 
nations, blurred vision, severe chest pain, muscle 
spasms, convulsions, and even death. 

Amphetamines. Amphetamines can cause a 
rapid or irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss or coordina- 
tion, collapse, and death. Heavy users are prone to 
irrational acts. 

Heroin. Heroin is an opiate drug that causes the 
body to have diminished pain reactions. The use of 
heroin can result in coma or death due to a reduction 
in the heart rate. 

5. Legal Sanctions 

You should be aware that State of Florida statutes 
provide that it is "unlawful for any person to sell, pur- 
chase, manufacture, or deliver, or to possess with the 
intent to sell, purchase, manufacture, or deliver, a con- 
trolled substance in, on, or within 200 feet of the real 
property comprising a public college or other postsec- 
ondary educational institution." Any person who vio- 
lates this paragraph with respect to a controlled sub- 
stance named or described in s.893.03(l)(a), (l)(b), 
(l)(d), (2)(a), or (2)(b) commits a felony of the first 
degree punishable as provided in s. 775. 082, 
s.775.083., or s.775.084 and shall not be eligible for 
parole or release under the Control Release Authority 
or statutory gain time. 

State law prohibits the possession of alcoholic 
beverages by persons under age 21, punishable for the 
first offense by a definite term of imprisonment not 
exceeding 60 days and/or a $500 fine, and for a sub- 
sequent offense by a definite term of imprisonment 
not exceeding one year and a fine of $ 1 ,000. It is sim- 
ilarly prohibited and punishable to distribute alcohol 
to minors. 

State law makes it a crime for any person to 
possess or distribute illicit drugs (controlled sub- 
stances as described in Section 893.03, Florida 
Statutes) under Section 893.13, Florida Statutes. Law 
provides certain limited exceptions. The crimes range 
from second degree misdemeanors (up to 60 days 
imprisonment and up to a $500 fine) to first degree 
felonies (up to 30 years imprisonment and up to 
$10,000 fine). 

Trafficking (distributing specified large quantities 
of various controlled substances under Section 



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893.03. Florida Status) under Section 893.135, 
Florida Statute is punishable, depending on the partic- 
ular illicit drug and quantity involved, by a minimum 
term of imprisonment of 3 to 25 calendar years and a 
fme of $25,000 to $500,000. 

Federal trafficking penalties for first offenses, 
depending upon the illicit drug involved, range from 
not more than one year imprisonment and a fine of not 
more than $100,000 for an individual to 40 years to 
life imprisonment and a fine of not more than 
$200,000 for an individual to not less than life impris- 
onment and a fine of not more than 8 million dollars 
for an individual. 

The College requires that any employee who is 
convicted of any offense relating to the sale, purchase, 
deliver, use, manufacturing or distribution of illegal 
drugs or controlled substances on campus, or while 
attending a College-sponsored event or conducting 
College business to report such conviction to the 
Human Resources Office, 489-9294, no later than five 
days after the conviction. 
Drug Education & Treatment Programs 

Edison Community College recognizes illegal 
drug use and/or dependency to be a health, safety and 
security problem. Those who need assistance with 
problems related to drug abuse are encouraged to use 
any available resources including: 

ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER 

3949 Evans Avenue, Suite 203 
Fort Myers FL 33901 
239/936-3803 

RIVERSIDE BEHAVIORAL CENTER 
CHARLOTTE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTR 

733 East Olympia Avenue 
Punta Gorda FL 33950 
941/637-2474 or 1/800-722-5563 

RUTH COOPER CENTER FOR 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE 

2789 Ortiz Avenue, SE 
Fort Myers FL 33905 
239/275-3222, Extension 202 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ADDICTION 
SERVICES 

2101 McGregor Blvd 
Fort Myers FL 33901 
239/332-6937 

THE WILLOUGH AT NAPLES 

9001 Tamiami Trail East 
Naples FL 341 13 
1/800-282-3508 

For further information regarding education, 
rehabilitation and other aspects of the College policy, 
contact: 



LEE COUNTY CAMPUS, Fort Myers 

Office of Human Resources 

239/489-9293 

Counseling, Advising and Assessment Center, 

Sabal Hall, first floor 

239/489-9230 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS, 
Punta Gorda 

Campus Director, Student Services 
941/637-5678 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS, Naples 

Campus Director, Student Services 
239/732-3710 

HENDRY/GLADES SERVICES, LaBelle 

Director's Office 
863/674-0408 

CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION POLICY 
(DBT 6Hx6:2.07) 

Edison Community College is committed to preserv- 
ing the safety and security of students, staff, faculty, and 
visitors to the College. Breach of the peace and other vio- 
lations, including threats, intimidation, violence, assault, 
batteries, sexual batteries, or other disruptive behavior will 
not be tolerated. Such behavior can include oral or written 
statements, gestures, or expressions that may communicate 
a direct or indirect threat of physical harm. Edison 
Community College will not tolerate threats, direct or 
implied: physical conduct that results in harm to people or 
property; possession of deadly weapons on College prop- 
erty; or intimidating conduct or harassment that disrupts 
the teaching/learning and/or work environment or results 
in fear for personal safety. Threats, threatening behavior, 
or other acts of violence carried out off College-owned or 
leased property but directed at College employees, stu- 
dents, or visitors while conducting official College busi- 
ness are a violation of this policy. Off-site threats include 
but are not limited to threats made via telephone, fax, elec- 
tronic or conventional mail, or any other communication 
medium. 

Any student found in violation of this policy will be 
subject to disciplinary action up to and including dis- 
missal. Any employee found in violation of this policy will 
be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termi- 
nation. Individuals who commit such acts may be immedi- 
ately removed from the premises. The College, through its 
Public Safety office, will refer violations to local and state 
law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution and 
further action as determined by those agencies. 

To promote an atmosphere that encourages learning 
and productive employment, quick responsive action will 
be taken if violence or the threat of violence arises. 



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1. ASSISTANCE 

Generally, the office of Public Safety should be 
the first department contacted after an incident occurs 
at a campus or College site. Upon preUminary investi- 
gation, the appropriate local law enforcement agency 
may be notified and the incident may be referred to the 
agency. The Public Safety office will notify the appro- 
priate campus administrator. Campus President, or 
designee. 

2. CONFIDENTIALITY 

Pursuant to Section 794.03, Florida Statutes, it is 
unlawful to print, publish or broadcast in any instru- 
ment of mass communication, the name, address or 
other identifying fact or information of the victim of 
any sexual offense. 

3. INFORMATION AND RESOURCES 

The College will develop, make available and 
distribute information regarding safety, Security, 
and/or sexual assault through the use of handouts, pro- 
grams and seminars designed to promote awareness 
and prevention among the College's students, employ- 
ees and the public. 

4. REPORTING 

Any violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating, 
or other disruptive behavior or other violations or 
potentially hazardous situations witnessed or received 
should be reported immediately to Public Safety 
and/or to a supervisor or manager. NOTE: Threats or 
assaults that require immediate attention by police 
should be reported first to the police at 911. 

Victim support and assistance is available 
through various support services, both on campus and 
off campus. Counseling and medical care should be 
pursued as soon as possible 6HX6:2.07. The Director 
of Human Resources and the Vice President of 
Student Services are designated to serve as victim 
advocates. 

Security Policies and Statistics 

Campus safety and security measures must be com- 
municated and understood by all students and employees 
of Edison Community College. Therefore, it is the poHcy 
of the Public Safety Department to encourage that all crim- 
inal acts, safety hazards and unusual occurrences be 
reported. 

The proper reporting procedure for all students and 
employees is to contact the Edison/Public Safety 
Department. 

In the event of an emergency, danger, injury or crimi- 
nal occurrence, the victim/witness(es) is advised to also 
call the local police, fire or emergency service within the 
campus jurisdiction. These services can also be requested 
by dialing the following numbers: 



Off campus On campus _,„y ^ 

phone # phone # 

Charlotte Campus 

Public Safety (941)637-5655 5655 941-637-5655 

Local Emergency 9-9 1 1 

Collier Campus 

Public Safety (239)732-3712 3712 239-732-3788 

Local Emergency 9-9 1 1 

Lee Campus 

Public Safety (239)489-9203 1203 239-489-9010 

Local Emergency 9-9 1 1 

In all cases of criminal activity, loss of property, 
assault, threat, injury or any other crime, the Public Safety 
Department must be contacted as soon as possible. The 
prompt reporting of these events will facilitate investiga- 
tion which will allow for recording the occurrence for 
further study and preventive action. 

Crime Statistics for Edison Community College - 2002 

Lee Collier Charlotte 
Burglary/Breaking & 
Entering 3 

Larceny/Theft Offenses 9 1 

Motor Vehicle Theft 1 

American Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Policy 

It is the pohcy of Edison Community College that dis- 
crimination against qualified individuals with disabilities 
is prohibited. Pursuant to Titles I and II of the Americans 
with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of 
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College provides equal 
employment and educational opportunities and reasonable 
accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Policy Guidelines 

The College reaffirms the principle of Equal 
Access/Equal Opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, 
national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, and dis- 
ability. The equal opportunity principle applies to other- 
wise qualified persons with disabilities with regard to 
employment, the delivery of educational programs and 
services and all other appropriate areas in which the 
College is involved. 

The College assumes the Department of Labor's defi- 
nition of an individual with a disability is "one who ( 1 ) has 
a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits 
one or more of such person's major life activities; (2) has 
a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having 
such an impairment." 

Edison Community College understands that it must 
provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical 
or mental limitations of a qualified applicant, employee, 
and/or student with a disability, unless such accommoda- 
tion would impose an undue hardship on the College. 

The College has designated the Director of Human 
Resources as the ADA Coordinator for applicants, employ- 



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ees and students. The Coordinator will oversee and coor- 
dinate the College's efforts to comply with and carry out 
its responsibilities pertaining to the Act and serve as the 
contact person for all ADA information, resource policies, 
procedures and concerns. 

Procedure 

A. Request for Accommodation 

It is the obligation of the individual with a dis- 
ability to request a reasonable accommodation. 
Enrolled students must submit any request for accom- 
modations to the Program Office for Students with 
Disabilities on the appropriate campus for considera- 
tion. Applicants and/or employees must submit any 
request for accommodations to the Office of Human 
Resources or the Campus President. Individuals with 
a disability must provide recent documentation from a 
qualified professional that speaks to the specific dis- 
ability and the requested accommodation. Requests 
for accommodations must be specific to the docu- 
mented needs. The appropriate party will provide a 
written response. 

B. Complaint Resolution 

1. Informal Resolution 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged 
first to attempt to independently resolve concerns 
by initiating a meeting with the faculty member, 
supervisor, or staff member with whom there is a 
concern or disagreement. However, when the 
matter cannot be resolved independently, individ- 
uals with a disabihty are encouraged to address 
such instances through the following grievance 
procedure. 

2. Grievance Procedure 

Edison Community College has adopted an 
internal grievance procedure for prompt and equi- 
table resolution of complaints alleging any 
actions prohibited by the U.S. Department of 
Justice regulations implementing Title II (public, 
state and local government) of the Americans 
with Disabilities Act. Title II states, in part, that 
"no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, 
solely by reason of such disability, be excluded 
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or 
be subjected to discrimination" in programs or 
activities sponsored by a public entity. 

All applicant/employee ADA complaints, 
excluding those filed against the ADA 
Coordinator, should be addressed Pamela Fairfax, 
ADA Coordinator/Director of Human Resources, 
8099 College Parkway, S.W., PO. Box 60210, 
Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by calling (239) 
489-9294 or call through the Florida Relay 
Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY). 

All student ADA complaints should be 
addressed to Dr. Michelle Releford, District Vice 
President for Student Services, 8099 College 



Parkway, S.W., PO. Box 60210, Fort Myers, 
Florida 33906 or by calling (239) 489-9027 or 
call through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800- 
955-8771 (TTY). 

All ADA complaints filed against the ADA 
Coordinator should be addressed to Mr. Robert R. 
Jones, District Vice President, Administration and 
Finance, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., PO. Box 
60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by caUing 
(239) 489-9216 or call through the Florida Relay 
Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY). 

1. All complaints should be filed in writing, 
contain the name and address of the 
person(s) filing it and briefly describe the 
alleged violation of the regulations. In addi- 
tion, a copy of the original request for 
accommodation must be included with the 
complaint. 

2. A complaint should be filed within 1 80 cal- 
endar days after the complainant becomes 
aware of the alleged violation. 

3. An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall 
follow the filing of the complaint. The inves- 
tigation shall be conducted by the ADA 
Coordinator, the District Vice President for 
Student Services, or the District Vice Presi- 
dent for Administration and Finance, depend- 
ing upon the nature of the grievance. A thor- 
ough investigation will be held affording the 
individual or specific class of individuals and 
their representatives, if any, an opportunity to 
submit evidence relevant to a complaint. 

4. A written determination as to the validity of 
the complaint and a description of the resolu- 
tion, if any, shall be issued by either the ADA 
Coordinator, the District Vice President for 
Student Services or the District Vice 
President for Administration and Finance, 
and a copy will be forwarded to the com- 
plainant no later than fifteen (15) working 
days after its filing. 

5. Either party may appeal the findings of the 
investigation to the Lee Campus President 
(or the Lee Campus President's designee) by 
filing a written request for a review of a com- 
plaint alleging discrimination on the basis of 
disability or failure to provide reasonable 
accommodation within ten (10) calendar 
days of receipt of the findings. 

6. The ADA Coordinator shall maintain the 
files and record complaints filed. 

7. Filing a complaint with the College's griev- 
ances system in no way precludes an individ- 
ual's right to file a grievance with the 
Department of Education or the Department 
of Justice. 



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PROGRAMS 

OF 

STUDY 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 

The two types of programs offered by Edison Community College are degree programs and certificate programs. The 
degree programs are the Associate in Arts, which is oriented toward continuing in higher education, and the Associate 
in Science degree, which is career-oriented. The degree programs normally take two years to complete. The certificate 
programs are usually one year in length and teach students the skills necessary for employment in specialized areas. The 
objective of the degree programs is to provide students with as much general education as possible, while that of the cer- 
tificate programs is to limit courses to an area of specialization. 



For Transfer to a College or University 

Associate in Arts Degree 

The Associate in Arts degree in Florida consists of 60 credit hours in two main parts: the "general education" core, 
and Bachelor's degree program prerequisites. The 36-credit hour general education core is defined by Florida 
Statute 240.325 and consists of the following five areas of concentration: communication, mathematics, social 
science, humanities, and natural sciences. The remaining 24 credit hours constitute program prerequisites, which 
should be chosen by the student based on the program of the State University to which the student will transfer 
and the subject in which the student intends to major. 

The AA degree is designed to support over 500 baccalaureate majors available within the Florida State University 
System. 



Career Prog 


rams 


Associate in 


Science Degree 


Accounting Technology 




Emergency Medical Services Technology 


Business Administration and Management 




Fire Science Technology 


Cardiovascular Technology 




Golf Course Operations 


Computer Programming and Analysis 




Internet Services Technology 


Crime Scene Technology 




Networking Services Technology 


Criminal Justice Technology 




Nursing R.N. 


Dental Hygiene 




Nursing Advanced Placement Option 


Drafting and Design Technology 




*Opticianry 


Building Construction Specialization 




Paralegal Studies 


CAD Specialization 




**Physical Therapist Assistant Program 


Civil Engineering/Land Surveying Specialization 




Radiologic Technology 
Respiratory Care Technology 


*Degree awarded by Hillsborough Community College 






**Degree awarded by Broward Community College 







Certificate Programs 



Accounting Applications 

Computer Programming and Applications 

(Business Data Processing) 
Crime Scene Technology 
Dental Assisting 

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) 
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) 

* Certificate awarded by Hillsborough Community College 



*Eyecare Technician 
Network Specialist 

^Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician 
Small Business Management 
Turf Equipment Technology 

*Visual Assessment 



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Continuing Education 



Continuing Education, through the Center for Professional Development, delivers the following services: 

• Competency Based Career Training • On-Line Training 

• Self-Paced Learning • Customized Onsite Training for Employers 

• Computer training • Open to the Public Seminars: 

• Career Transition Certificate Programs Meeting Conference Space Available 

Contact us at any of our campuses to find out how Continuing Education is building people's skills quickly. 
Charlotte County Campus Collier County Campus Lee County Campus 

941/637-5669 239/732-3707 239/489-9235 



Professional Development 

TRAINING AVAILABLE AT YOUR BUSINESS 



Professional Growth - 
Computer Software Training • Command Languages 
Manager & Supervisor Series 
Leadership Essentials 

• Customer Service 

• Total Quality 

• Small Business 



Personal Business Writing 
Construction Industry Series 
Water/Wastewater Programs 
Environmental Programs 



On-line Workshops & Training Available 

• Computer Skills 

• Home Inspection 

• Personal Interest Courses 

• Purchasing 

• Personal Enrichment Courses 



Medical Assistant-Administrative 
Parish Nurse Preparation 
Nurse Refresher 



Health Care Occupations 

• Medical Transcription 

• Stress Testing 

• Nurse Remedial 



• Medical Billing (3 levels) 
(AAPC certification available) 

• Medical Office Skills Program 

(scholarships available) 

Approved Provider for Continuing Education, Renewal & Re-activation of the following Florida Healthcare Licenses 

• Registered Nurses • Paramedics • Advanced Airway 

• Licensed Practical Nurses • Dental Hygienists • EKG 

• Respiratory Therapists • Massage Therapists • Telemetry 

• Emergency Medical Technicians • CRP • Water Rescue 

• Radiographers 



Intro to Keyboarding 

Intro to Personal Computers 

Microsoft Word 

(Intro, Intermediate & Advanced) 
Excel (Intro, Intermediate & Advanced) 
Access (Intro, Intermediate & Advanced) 
Quickbooks Certificate Program 



Computer and Software Training 

• PowerPoint • HTML 
(Intro, Intermediate & Advanced) • Frontpage 

• MS Project • Dreamweaver 

• Quickbooks • UltraDev 

• Internet Topics • Firworks 

• Autocad I • Autocad II 



Career Transition Programs - 



Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 



A-i- Certification Program 



Personal Interest Programs 

• Computer and Software Training • Music 

• Languages • Photography 

(Spanish, German, Italian, French, Chinese) • Finance 

• Arts 



• Recreation & Leisure 

• Learning in Retirement 

• Kid's College 



The Division of Continuing Education delivers onsite training programs for businesses. Call 489-9229 for details. 



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CAREER CENTER 



The Career Center provides Edison Community 
College students and alumni with a full range of career 
and employment services. Professional staff is avail- 
able to discuss your career concerns. Additional infor- 
mation is available by calling or visiting the Career 
Center on your campus, e-mailing us at careers® 
edison.edu, or viewing our web page at www. 
edison.edu. 



Career Guidance 

Career Exploration - Unsure about what major 
or career to pursue? You are not alone. The Career 
Center offers a career assessment questionnaire to 
assist you in beginning to explore the possibilities. 
No career assessment instrument can tell you what 
you should be, but our web-based career assess- 
ment questionnaire will help you focus on careers 
and majors that are related to your work interests, 
values, and preferences. With this information you 
can then begin to explore career options. 

Career Counseling - After completing the Career 
Assessment, you may wish to speak with one of 
our Career Counselors. Individual appointments 
can be scheduled with our professional staff to 
discuss any career development issue from choos- 
ing a major or career, to changing careers, to 
finding full-time or part-time employment. 

Career Resource Library - Printed, computer- 
ized and video resources on career planning, 
research and job search topics are available on 
each campus. Topics include career exploration, 
occupational outlook, salary, employment corre- 
spondence, resume writing and networking. 



Locations 

District Office - Lee Campus 

263 Taeni Hall, Building S 
(239) 489-9387 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday 

8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 

Collier Campus 

Learning Resources, Building G 

(239) 732-3792 

Call for current semester schedule 

Charlotte Campus 

Student Services/ Administration Building, 

Building SS 
(941) 637-5605 
Call for current sememster schedule 



Employment Assistance 

Resume and Cover Letter Preparation - To assist 
you in preparing a solid resume and other employ- 
ment correspondence, handouts are available in 
your campus Career Center. Individual appoint- 
ments can be scheduled to have completed drafts 
critiqued. 

Job Listings - Hundreds of full-time and part-time 
jobs are posted in the Career Centers. Links to 
Internet sites provide access to regional and 
national positions as well as local opportunities. 

Wage and Salary Data - The Career Center pro- 
vides up-to-date information on local and national 
salaries in hundreds of career fields. 



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The Edison University Center 

The Edison University Center is an alliance between Edison Community College and regionally accredited colleges and 
universities offering unique opportunities for Edison graduates to earn bachelor's degrees. Some of the features of degree pro- 
grams offered through the Edison University Center are the convenience of distance-based learning formats or classes on an 
Edison campus, transfer of up to 88 hours of credit from Edison and, in some cases, tuition discounts. Students are supported 
in their programs by staff at the Edison University Center. Participating colleges and universities may also have support staff 
on site. 

Edison University Center (EUC) programs are individually tailored by Edison Community College and participating insti- 
tutions. Program requirements are specific and applicable to baccalaureate degree completion at the participating institutions 
only as provided in each agreement. The EUC programs feature Edison Community College associate degrees and additional 
Edison Community College courses which meet the specific requirements for completion of baccalaureate degrees offered by 
our partner colleges and universities through the EUC. Agreements governing these programs are limited to the EUC programs, 
and do not apply to baccalaureate degree transfer programs at other institutions. Contact the EUC advisor for more information. 

CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS 



Thomas Edison State College 

Bachelor of Arts 

• Liberal Studies 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science 
and Technology 

• Fire Protection Science 

Bachelor of Science in Human Services 

Administration of Justice 
Legal Services 
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

Marketing and Management 
Human Resources Management 
General Management 
Small Business 

Management/Entrepreneurship 
Computer Information Systems 
Accounting 
Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management 

Florida State University 

Bachelor of Science 

• Nursing 

• Computer and Information Science 

• Interdisciplinary Social Science 

• Information Studies 

International College 

Bachelor of Science in Management with emphasis: 

• Executive Management 

• Construction Management 
Bachelor of Science 

• Criminal Justice 



National-Louis University 

Bachelor of Science 

• Health Care Leadership 
Bachelor of Arts 

• Applied Behavioral Sciences 

Florida Gulf Coast University 

Bachelor of Science 

• Criminal Justice 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science 

• Computer Technology Concentration 
(For graduates of AS programs in Computer 
Programming & Analysis, Internet Services 
Technology, and Networking Technology) 

• Public Services Management Concentration 
(For graduates of AS programs in Crime Scene 
Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency 
Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, and 
Paralegal Studies) 

Barry University 

Bachelor of Science 

• Information Technology 

• Legal Studies 

• Elementary Education 

• Exceptional Student Education 
Bachelor of Liberal Studies 

• Psychology Specialization 
Bachelor of Professional Studies 

• Human Resource Development Concentration 

Charter Oak State College 

Bachelor of Arts 
Bachelor of Science 



For more information or to find out if new programs have been added, call the Edison University Center 

at 489-9295 or 800-749-2322, option #5. 



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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE 
GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE 

Associate in Arts students must follow the general education guide below in planning required courses. This guide complies 
with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' (SACS) Criteria 4.2.2 which requires course distribution in 
humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics; Florida Statute 240.115 which requires the core 
curriculum to include subject areas of communication, mathematics, social sciences, humanities and natural sciences; Rules of 
the Florida State Board of Education, which requires six credits of mathematics and twelve credits (four courses) in which 
writing is heavily emphasized. Additionally, the mathematics and writing courses must be passed with a "C" or better. 



COMMUNICATIONS: 9 Credit hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! (3) 

ENC 1102 Composition II (3) 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech (3) 

Communications OR 
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (Telecourse) (3) 



ARH 2052 Art of the Western World (3) 

(Telecourse) 



HUMANITIES: 6 Credit hours 

(Select two courses - One from Part A and one from Part 
B, or two from Part A) 
Part A 

HUM 2210 Ancient World-Renaissance (3) 

and/or 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 

written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 

better. 

HUM 2230 17th Century-Present and/or (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 

written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 

better 

HUM 2930 Great Human Questions and/or (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 

written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 

better 



HUM 1950 Humanities Study Tour 



(3) 



*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 
better. 



HUM 2950 (second Humanities Tour) 
HUM 2510 Humanities Through the Arts 
(Telecourse) and/or any 
course from the following: 



(3) 
(3) 



*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 
better 

PartB 



AML 


2010 Literature of the U.S. I to 1860 


(3) 


AML 


2020 Literature of the U.S. II 1860 
to Present 


(3) 


ARH 


1000 Art Appreciation 


(3) 


ARH 


1050 History of Art I 


(3) 


ARH 


1051 History of Art II 


(3) 


ARH 


1 950 European Art and Architecture 


(3) 



ENL 


2012 


British Literature I to 1780 


(3) 


ENL 


2022 


British Literature II 1780 
to Present 


(3) 


ENG 


2100 


American Cinema (Telecourse) (3) 


LIT 


2090 


Contemporary Literature 


(3) 


LIT 


2110 


World Literature I 


(3) 


LIT 


2120 


World Literature II 


(3) 


MUH 


2018 


Jazz History and Appreciation 


(3) 


MUL 


1110 


Music History and 
Appreciation 


(3) 


PHI 


2010 


Introduction to Philosophy 


(3) 


PHI 


2100 


Logic: Reasoning and Critical 
Thinking 


(3) 


PHI 


2600 


Ethics 


(3) 


REL 


2300 World ReUgions 


(3) 


THE 


2100 


Theatre History and Literature 


(3) 



Writing Intensive Courses: 

The following courses satisfy the writing requirement 
of 6,000 words each. Each student must successfully take 
four courses: 

ENC 1101, ENC 1102, HUM 2210, HUM 2230, 

HUM 2510, HUM 2930, HUM 1950, HUM 2950, 

WOH 1012, WOH 1023, WOH 1030 

For an AA degree, writing intensive courses must be 
completed with a grade of "C" or higher. World 
Civilization courses which are designated as writing inten- 
sive (designated as "W" in the Schedule of Classes) satisfy 
the writing requirement. 

SOCIAL SCIENCES: 9 Credits hours 

Course selection must include one World CiviUzation 
course (either WOH 1012, WOH 1023, or WOH 1030). 
Anthropology 



(first time tour/must take in combination with HUM 1950) 



ANT 


1410 Introduction to Cultural 
Anthropology 


(3) 


ANT 


1511 Introduction to Physical 
Anthropology 


(3) 


Economics 






ECO 


2013 Economics I 


(3) 


ECO 


2023 Economics II 


(3) 



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Education 

EDF 2005 Introduction to Education (3) 

EDG 2701tTeaching Diverse Populations (3) 

EME 20401 Introduction to Educational (3) 

Technology 
fMay not fulfill social science requirements at some state uni- 
versities. 



Geography 

GEA 2010 Geography of the Eastern (3) 

Hemisphere 

GEA 2040 Geography of the Western (3) 

Hemisphere 
History 

AMH 2010 History of the United States (3) 

to 1865 

AMH 2020 History of the United States, (3) 

1865 to Present 

AMH 2070 Florida History (3) 

AMH 209 1 African- American History (3) 

EUH 1000 The Western Tradition I (3) 

(Telecourse) 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 
better. 

EUH 1001 The Western Tradition II (3) 

(Telecourse) 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 
better. 

WOH 1012 History of World Civilization (3) 

to 1500 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 
better. 



WOH 1023 History of World CiviHzation (3) 

1500-1815 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 

written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 

better. 

WOH 1030 History of World Civilization, (3) 

1815 to Present 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 

written communication by passing this course with a "C" or 

better. 

Human Services 
HUS 1001 



Introduction to Human 
Services 



Political Science 

POS 2041 



American National 

Government 
POS 2112 American State and Local 

Politics 
INR 2002 International Relations 



Psychology 
CLP 



1000 



Sociology 



SYG 
SYG 
SYG 



(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 

1000 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

1010 Contemporary Social Problems (3) 
2430 Marriage and the Family (3) 



Personal and Social 

Adjustment 
DEP 2004 Human Growth and 

Development 
DEP 2102 Child Psychology 
DEP 2302 Adolescent Psychology 
INP 2301 Human Relations in Business 

and Industry 
PSY 2013 General Psychology I 
PSY 2014 General Psychology II 



MATHEMATICS: 6 Credits 

Those students who wish to satisfy the minimum of six hours specified by general education requirements for the AA degree 
may pick one mathematics course from Column A and one mathematics course from Column B. Mathematics courses used to 
satisfy the AA mathematics requirement must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher. Pursuant to Rule 6 A- 10.030 (Gordon 
Rule), the student must successfully complete six (6) semester hours of mathmatics coursework at the level of college algebra 
or higher. Applied logic, statistics and other such computational coursework which may not be placed within a mathematics 
department may be used to fulfill three (3) hours of the six (6) hours required by this section. 

Note: Do not select the same course from both columns. 



General Education Math Requirements 
Column A 

MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I (3) 

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics (4) 



Column B 

MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) 

MAC 1114 Trigonometry (3) 

MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra (3) 

MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts n (3) 
STA 2023 Introductory Statistics (4) 



These advanced mathematics courses may also be used to meet the AA mathematics requirements: 

MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra/ (5) MAC 2312 Calculus w/ Analytic 

Trigonometry Geometry II 

MAC 2233 Calculus of Business / MAC 2313 Calculus w/ Analytic 

Social Science (4) Geometry III 

MAC 2311 Calculus w/ Analytic (4) MAP 2302 Differential Equations 

Geometry I) 



(4) 
(4) 
(4) 



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NATURAL SCIENCES: 6 Credit hours 

A student must complete six hours of science courses, with their associated laboratories in order to fulfill the AA Natural 
Science requirement. An alternative is to complete two combined science courses with a "C" designation. 

Recommendation: A better foundation in science is provided to the student by taking a science pair in sequential semesters. 

These courses are sequential, or require another science 
or math course as a co-requisite or prerequisite: 

BOT 20 IOC Botany (4) 

2013C Microbiology (5) 

1010 Biological Science I & L (6) 

1011 Biological Science II & L (6) 
1093C Anatomy / Physiology I & L (6) 
1094C Anatomy / Physiology II & L (6) 



BSC 


1050C Man and the Environment 


(3) 


BSC 


1051C Ecosystems of South Florida 


(3) 


GLY 


1 000 Earth Revealed & L 
(Telecourse) 


(3) 


ISC 


lOOlC Foundations of 

Interdisciplinary Science 


(3) 


ISC 


1002C Foundations of 

Interdisciplinary Science II 


(3) 


OCE 


lOOlC Oceanography I: A 

Multidisciplinary Science 


(3) 


OCE 


1002C Oceanography II: A 

Multidisciplinary Science 


(3) 


AST 


2002 Universe: The Infinite Frontier 


(3) 




(Telecourse) 




AST 


2002L Universe: The Infinite Frontier 


(1) 




Lab 




AST 


2005 Astronomy I & L 


(4) 


AST 


2006 Astronomy II & L 


(4) 


GLY 


1010 Physical Geology & L 


(6) 


GLY 


1 100 Historical Geology & L 


(6) 



MCB 

BSC 

BSC 

BSC 

BSC 

OCB 

ZOO 

CHM 

CHM 

CHM 

CHM 

CHM 

CHM 

PHY 

PHY 

PHY 

PHY 



2010 Marine Biology & L (6) 

2010 Zoology & L (6) 

2030 Intro to Chemistry & L (6) 

2033L Chemistry Lab for Health (1) 
Science 

2045 General Chemistry I «& L (6) 

2046 General Chemistry II & L (6) 

2210 Organic Chemistry I & L (6) 

2211 Organic Chemistry II & L (6) 

1053 Fundamentals / Physics I «& L (6) 

1 054 Fundamentals / Physics H & L (6) 

2048 General Physics I & L (6) 

2049 General Physics II & L (6) 



COMPUTING SKILLS 

All degree-seeking students must demonstrate their 
competence in the basic use of computers by completing 
ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. 

ELECTIVES 

Be sure electives selected have an AA designation as 
listed in the course description section of this Catalog. 
Electives should be chosen with a desired baccalaureate 
program in mind. Students are advised to see a counselor 
to determine university program prerequisites. AS courses 
do not quaUfy for elective credit. 

Total Elective Hours: 24 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

Students seeking admission to the Florida State 
University System should have completed two years of 
foreign language at the high school level or two courses 
(eight credit hours) at the college level. Foreign language 
is a State University System baccalaureate graduation 
requirement. 



HEALTH & WELLNESS AND PHYSICAL 
EDUCATION CREDITS 

Students may elect to take up to six hours of health 
and wellness courses as elective credit toward graduation. 
Students are cautioned that such credits will transfer to 
Florida universities only to the degree that the individ- 
ual university will accept them. Those students who are 
pre-majors in health and wellness or physical education 
subject areas may elect to take as many courses as their 
educational plan will permit. Students should consult 
with their advisor as to which classes will transfer and 
to which college or university. 

INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY COURSES 

Florida State Universities may require students to take 
courses that have an international or diversity focus. These 
are designated with an "I" after the course descriptions. 

Total AA Credit Hours: 60 



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Associate in Arts Degrees, With Emphases 

Associate in Arts degrees with emphases are designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university, while 
at the same time providing occupational skills in students' chosen areas of study. This allows students to gain the maximum 
benefit from the elective component of the AA degree. All students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should 
become familiar with the specific program prerequisites or requirements of that institution before selecting courses to satisfy 
general education requirements. 

AA with Emphasis in Computer Programming 



GENERAL EDUCATION 

(36 Credit Hours) 

Undesignated courses (communications, mathemat- 
ics, history, etc.) are to be selected from the General 
Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree 
on pages 84-86. The student must meet all requirements 
for the Associate in Arts Degree. See Pages 84-86 in the 
College Catalog. 

Communications (9) 
College Math (6) 
Humanities (6) 
Social Science (9) 
Natural Sciences (6) 



PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT CORE 

(16 Credit Hours) 

COS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 

with Visual Basic 
COP 1224 Programming with C-i~l- 
COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 
CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 

RECOMMENDED PROGRAM ELECTIVES 

(8 Credit Hours) 
Computer Science Elective 

(Choose computer courses at the 2000 level, 

with CGS or COP prefix) 
Electives 



(4) 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



(5) 



(3) 




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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES 



Distance Learning courses at Edison Community 
College are credit courses which are academically equiva- 
lent to on-campus courses. Distance Learning courses 
allow students the opportunity to complete most of their 
course work outside of the classroom, and although this 
allows for greater freedom of scheduling, it can require 
more self-discipline than on-campus courses. 

Telecourses 

Telecourses are integrated instructional systems that 
may include videotapes, a textbook, related reading 
assignments, on-campus review opportunities and minimal 
on-campus sessions for orientation, discussion, labs, and 
examinations. Courses offered are equivalent to on- 
campus courses in content and credit. No distinction is 
made between a telecourse and a traditional course on an 
official Edison Community College transcript. An Edison 
professor is assigned to each course. 

The majority of Edison telecourses are available 
through video checkout for the entire semester at the 
Learning Resources circulation desk at each campus loca- 
tion. Hendry-Glades students can obtain this service at the 
Edison Center in LaBelle. Courses are also available for 
viewing in the Learning Resource Centers. CHM 2030, 
CHM 2030L, CHM 2033L, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, and 
HSC 1531 are video purchase only and are available 
through the local campus bookstores. 

Course offerings vary from term to term and are listed 
in the current class schedule and on a telecourse flyer. See 
your academic advisor for more information. 

Interactive Video Courses 

Interactive video courses utilize two-way audio and 
video technologies to hnk classrooms together and opti- 
mize course offerings on all sites. Courses are held simul- 
taneously at the designated sites. The time and place for 
each course is listed in the current class schedule. Course 
offerings vary from term to term. Class attendance is 
required. 

Interactive Video Physical Therapist 
Assistant Program 

A Physical Therapist Assistant Program is offered in 
partnership with Broward Community College. This 
program utilizes interactive video technology to allow for 
two-way interactive video classes to be offered simultane- 
ously between Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale. This is a 
limited access program with the degree awarded by 
Broward Community College. Admission information is 
available by calling the ECC Health Technologies Office 
at 489-9255. 



Interactive Video Opticianry Program 

A program of study leading to Certificates in 
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology (24 credits) and Eye 
Care Technology (48 credits) as well as the AS Degree in 
Opticianry is offered in partnership with Hillsborough 
Community College. This program utilizes interactive 
video technology to allow for two-way interactive video 
classes to be offered simultaneously between Ft. Myers 
and the HCC Campus in Tampa. This is a limited access 
program with the degree awarded by Hillsborough 
Community College. Admission information is available 
by calling the ECC Health Technologies Office at (239)- 
489-9255. 



Online Courses 

Offered through the Internet, online courses require 
students to have access to a computer and to the World 
Wide Web. Course information and assignments are 
accessed through a browser. Online courses may include a 
textbook, on-campus sessions for orientation, discussion, 
labs and examinations. Online courses may provide the 
opportunity for interaction between you, the instructor and 
your classmates through the course Chatroom, Bulletin 
Board, or e-mail. No distinction is made between an online 
course and a traditional course on an official Edison 
Community College transcript. 

Mixed Media Courses 

In this type of course, several different modes instruc- 
tional delivery may be used. For example, a course may be 
delivered to the student through a combination of video- 
taped , online, interactive video, multimedia or print-based 
materials. Mixed media courses may also require access to 
the Internet and include a textbook and other materials 
purchased from the bookstore. 

Blended Learning Courses 

In this type of course, several modes of instructional 
delivery may be used. For example, a course may be deliv- 
ered to the student through a combination of videotaped, 
online, interactive video, multimedia or print-based mate- 
rials. On campus sessions will be required for orientation, 
discussion, labs and/or examinations. These courses may 
require access to the Internet and include a textbook and 
other materials purchased from the bookstore. 



88 



Courses available toward the Associate in Arts Degree 

Communications 9 credit hours (Required) 

ENC 1101 *Composition I 

(A Writer's Exchange) (3) 

(before 16th credit hour) 
ENC 1102 *Composition II (Read, Write and 

Research/Literary Visions) (3) 

(before 3 1 st credit hour) 
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

(Intro to Human Communication) (3) 

SPC 2023 Intro To Public Speaking (Speaking 

with Confidence) (3) 

Humanities 6 credit hours 

ARH 2052 Art of the Western World 

(Art of the Western World) (3) 

ENG 2100 American Cinema 

(The American Cinema) (3) 

HUM 2510 *Humanities Through the Arts 

(writing intensive) (3) 

Social Science 9 credit hours 

AMH 2010 History of the United States to 1865 

(American Adventure) (3) 

AMH 2020 History of the United States 1865 

to the Present 

(American in Perspective) (3) 

ANT 1410 Introduction Cultural Anthropology 

(Faces of Culture) (3) 

CLP 1000 Personal and Social Adjustment 

(Psychology of Happiness) (3) 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 

(Development Through the Lifespan 

in Action) (3) 

DEP 2102 Child Psychology (Time to Grow) (3) 

ECO 2013 Economics (Economics USA) (3) 

ECO 2023 Economics II (Economics USA) (3) 

EUH 1000 * Western Tradition I 

(The Western Tradition) (3) 

(writing intensive) 
EUH 1001 ^Western Tradition II 

(The Western Tradition) (3) 

(writing intensive) 
POS 2041 American National Government 

(Government by Consent) (3) 

PSY 2013 General Psychology (Psychology: 

Study of Human Behavior) (3) 

SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 

(Sociological Imagination) (3) 

SYG 1010 Contemporary Social Problems (3) 



Natural Science 6 credit hours 

AST 2002 Astronomy (Universe: 

The Infinite Frontier) (3) 

AST 2002L Astronomy Lab 

On campus lab required (1) 

GLY 1000 Earth Revealed (3) 

GLY lOOOL Earth Revealed Lab 

On campus lab required (1) 

CHM 2030 Intro College Chemistry 

(Intro College Chemistry) (3) 

CHM 2030L Intro College Chemistry Lab 

Telecourse lab (3) 

CHM 2033L Intro College Chemistry Lab 

Telecourse Lab (1) 

CHM 2045 General Chemistry 

General Chemistry (3) 

CHM 2046 General Chemistry II 

General Chemistry II (3) 

Mathematics 6 credit hours 

MAT 9024 Algebra (College Algebra-Remedial) (6) 

MAT 1033 Intermediate College Algebra (4) 

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics 

(Introduction to Statistics) (4) 

Electives 24 credit hours** 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 

(It's Strictly Business) (3) 

FRE 1120 Elementary French I 

(French in Action) (4) 

FRE 1121 Elementary French II 

(French in Action) (4) 

HSC 1130 Living With Health 

(Living With Health) (3) 

HUN 1201 Fundamentals of Health 

(Nutritional Pathway) (3) 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills (4) 

* These classes require the student to write a minimum of 
6,000 words and earn a grade of "C" or higher. To fulfill 
the Gordon Rule, the student must take ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1 102 and two other writing intensive classes. 

** After the requirements in each area have been met, the 
student has the option of taking other courses in that area 
as electives. 



89 



Associate in Science Degree Programs 



Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree 

1. Earn the minimum required semester hours for the 
degree with a cumulative 2.00 GPA in courses which 
comprise the degree program. 

2. Complete all non-course requirements, if applicable. 

3. Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the 
required degree course work at Edison Community 
College. 

4. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

5. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 



Limited Admissions AS Degree Programs 

The Associate of Science Degree programs in Dental 
Hygiene, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Radiologic 
Technology, and Cadiovascular Technology are selec- 
tive admissions programs. Admission to the College 
does not automatically admit a student to these pro- 
grams of study. Application should be made to the 



College as well as application for admission to the 
program of study. Such applications for admission to 
the program of study are available by calling (239) 
489-9255. 

Articulation Agreements 

Articulation agreements have been developed with the 
local schools for Workforce programs. Information 
about articulation agreements is available from the 
respective program coordinator. 

Professional Certification 

Students who have completed external professional 
certification may demonstrate equivalency through an 
assessment process. Programs that employ equiva- 
lency assessment include: Criminal Justice Technol- 
ogy, Crime Scene Technology, Emergency Medical 
Services Technology, and Radiologic Technology. 



ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science degree program in 
Accounting is designed to prepare students to enter public 
or private accounting in various capacities. Students who 
successfully complete this program will have the knowl- 
edge and skills necessary to sit for two certification exami- 
nations. 

Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation 
(ACAT) 

The ACAT examination is sponsored by the National 
Society of Public Accountants located in Alexandria, 
Virginia. The examination is offered twice a year, in May 
and December. The six-hour examination is given at over 
200 test sites nationwide. Accreditation in Accountancy by 
the ACAT demonstrates to your clients and/or employer 
they have a professional working for them. 

Enrolled Agents Examination 

The Enrolled Agents Examination is a comprehensive 
four-part exam administered once a year by the Internal 
Revenue Service. The primary benefits of being an 
enrolled agent are ( 1 ) recognition of attaining a high level 
of knowledge of federal taxation and (2) eligibility to prac- 
tice before the IRS. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



Credit 
Hours 



ENC 
ENC 



1101 
1102 



Composition 1 3 

Composition II 3 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

(Business Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics For Liberal Arts 1 3 

ECO 2023 Economics II 3 

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics 4 

*Humanities Elective 

(PHI 2600 recommended) ^ 

TOTAL 22 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Financial Accounting I 3 

Introduction to Business 3 

Financial Accounting II 3 

Principles of Risk Management 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Managerial Accounting 3 

Economics 1 3 

Federal Tax Accounting 1 3 

Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

Governmental and 

Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 

Federal Tax Accounting II 3 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives ^ 

TOTAL 42 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 

ELECTIVES: Electives may be selected from any 
Accounting, Business, Management, Finance, or Computer 
courses. 

* Humanities Elective may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



ACG 


1001 


GEB 


1011 


ACG 


2011 


RMI 


2001 


CGS 


1100 


ACG 


2071 


ECO 


2013 


TAX 


2000 


CGS 


2511 


ACG 


2500 


TAX 


2010 


SLS 


1331 



90 



BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 



The Business Administration and Management 
Associate in Science degree program is designed to 
provide a broad foundation of knowledge and skills neces- 
sary for students seeking entry-level employment in 
various fields, and for those currently employed in busi- 
ness and desiring advancement. 

The degree consists of 18 hours of general education 
requirements, 3 1 hours of degree core requirements, and 
15 hours of business or related subject electives. 

There is a state articulation agreement that allows this 
degree to transfer to a state university bachelor's degree 
program. Students who may wish to do this should choose 
their electives from the following list: STA 2023, MAC 
2233, ACG 2011, ACG 2071 & ECO 2023. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition H 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 



MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

ECO 2013 Economics 1 3 

♦Humanities Electives 3 

TOTAL ~ls 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting I 3 

ACG 1002 Microcomputer Accounting 

Applications 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MTB 1103 Business Mathematics 3 

MAN 2021 Management Principles 3 

FIN 2100 Personal Finance 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

BUL 2241 Business Law I 3 

MAR 2011 Marketing 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

TOTAL ~31 

BUSINESS and/or RELATED SUBJECT 
ELECTIVES 

May be ECO 2023, STA 2023, BUL 2242 or any 
course in Accounting, Business, Hospitality, 
Management, Customer Service, Computer 

Technology, Banking, Finance or Real Estate. 

TOTAL 15 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 




91 



CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 



The Cardiovascular Technology Program is designed 
to offer students the opportunity to obtain an Associate in 
Science Degree in Cardiovascular Technology. The 
Cardiovascular Technologist is employed in cardiac 
catheterization laboratories, cardiac ultrasound laborato- 
ries and in cardiac non-invasive laboratories. The 
Cardiovascular Technology Program is fully accredited for 
invasive cardiology by the Commission on Accreditation 
of Allied Health Education Programs. Our specialty of 
invasive cardiology will prepare the graduate to function 
in all aspects in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. 
Cardiovascular Technologists perform diagnostic cardiac 
catheterization studies on patients in order to quantify 
cardiac disease including coronary arteriography, hemody- 
namic monitoring and analysis, and electrophysiology 
studies. They also assist the cardiologist in interventional 
procedures including coronary angioplasty, rotablator pro- 
cedures, intra-coronary stenting, pacemaker insertion, and 
radiofrequency ablation. 

A freshman class begins each Fall semester. Currently 
20 freshmen are accepted each year. Class size is limited 
by the number of cardiology laboratories in the clinical 
affiliates needed for the training of students. Students will 
have the opportunity to practice cardiac catheterization 
procedures in our "on campus" cath lab prior to entering 
the clinical component of the curriculum. Graduates are 
eligible to take the national invasive registry examination 
as offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International. 
The successful candidate will receive the Registered 
Cardiovas-cular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential. 
Students also will have the opportunity to gain 
Echocardiography instruction and experience as an elec- 
tive component of this program. 

The Cardiovascular Technology Program is a limited 
admission program. The criteria for admission are avail- 
able through the program office or through the Health 
Professions office at (239)-489-9255. 

First Round Application Deadline: June 1 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful 
completion of the program acceptance process includ- 
ing calculation of program admission points, competi- 
tion with all other applicants based on academic tran- 
script evaluation and affective skills demonstration. 
The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory 
completion of an immunization and health report. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 5 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

CHM 2030 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2033L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

PHY 1007 Physics for Health Sciences 3 

MCB 2013C Microbiology 5 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL 34 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

RET 1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech. ..3 
RET 1616C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & 

Physiology 2 

RET 1821L Freshman Pre Clinic 2 

C VT 1 200 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2 

CVT 2420C Invasive Cardiology 1 4 

CVT 2620C Noninvasive Cardiology 1 4 

CVT 2840L Cardiovascular Practicum II 6 

CVT 2421C Invasive Cardiology II 4 

CVT 2841L Cardiovascular Practicum III 6 

RET 2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

CVT 2920 Cardiovascular Technologist 

as a Professional 2 

CVT 2842L Cardiovascular Practicum IV ^ 

TOTAL 43 

CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

CVT 262 IC Noninvasive Cardiology 

U-Echocardiography \A_ 

TOTAL 4 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 77 

General Education Requirements are included in the 
required sequences listed above. Some students prefer to 
take most or all of their general education courses before 
entering the Cardiovascular sequence. This is recom- 
mended, especially for those students who must work or 
those who have heavy family obligations. 

* Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS 



The Computer Programming and Analysis degree 
program is designed to give students a basic foundation in 
computer programming and will prepare them for employ- 
ment as entry level programmers in commercial, indus- 
trial, and governmental institutions. The training is practi- 
cal in nature and emphasizes performance of job tasks 
similar to those performed in today's advanced computer 
technology environment. 

The degree consists of 15 hours of general education 
requirements, and 48 hours of degree core requirements. 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this degree to 
transfer to a university bachelor's degree program. Please contact 
the Edison University Center at 489-9295 for further information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition H 3 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical 

Thinking 3 

*Social Science Elective ..3 

TOTAL 18 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

COS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

ACQ 1002 Microcomputer Accounting 

Applications 3 

MAN 2021 Management Principles 3 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer 

Programming 3 

CDA 1005 Networking 1 3 

COP 1224 Progranmiing with C+-i- 3 

COP 2222 Advanced Progranmiing with C++ 

or 

COP 2172 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems & 

Management 3 

COS 2260 Computer Hardware & Software 

Maintenance 3 

COP 2701 Database Programming 3 

Computer Science Electives at 

2000 level (2 courses) 6 

Electives ^ 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, 
Computer Technology, Office Systems Tech- 
nology, Drafting and Design or student intern- 
ships. 

* Social Science Elective may be chosen from any course listed 
in the General Education Program under Social Science. 



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CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Crime Scene 
Technology is designed to prepare students for employ- 
ment in the various fields related to crime scene investiga- 
tion. The Crime Scene Technician locates, preserves, 
develops, collects, analyzes, and presents physical evi- 
dence relating to the scene of a crime. The program pro- 
vides students with the necessary skills to accurately map 
out, collect and log evidence, develop and preserve finger- 
prints, write reports, and present courtroom testimony. 
Although most crime scene technicians in Southwest 
Florida are law enforcement certified, more agencies are 
beginning to use civilians in this position. Job opportuni- 
ties are enhanced with the ability to relocate. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene 
Technology program must be physically able to go into, 
under, on top of, and through many different environmen- 
tal scenes as part of their training. The employment 
process may include an extensive background investiga- 
tion. A prior criminal history may strongly inhibit employ- 
ment opportunities in this field. Potential employers may 
require some or all of the following criteria as part of their 
employment process: 

Physical Agility 

Background investigations 

Drug Screening 

Oral Board Interview 

Polygraph and/or Voice Stress Analysis 

Physical Examination 

Minimum Age Requirement 

U.S. Citizenship 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

PHI 2600 Ethics 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology I 3 

♦Natural Science Elective ^ 

TOTAL 18 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

CGS 1 1 00 Microcomputer Skills or higher 4 

CJT 1110 Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

CJT 21I1C Advanced Crime Scene 

Technology 4 

CJT 2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

CJT 2113 Courtroom Presentation of 

Scientific Evidence 3 

CJT 2141 Introduction to Forensics 4 

CJT 2220C Crime Scene Photography 1 3 

CJT 2221C Crime Scene Photography II 3 

CJT 224 1 Latent Fingerprint Development ^ 

TOTAL 33 

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 60 

* Natural Science elective must be chosen from one of the fol- 
lowing courses: ISC lOOlC. BSC 1005, BSC 1010, PHY 1053 
or, with permission of advisor, CHM 2030/2030L. 




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CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice is 
designed to prepare students for a full range of career 
opportunities in the field of criminal justice. The degree 
provides a strong background for employment with any of 
Southwest Florida's many criminal justice or public service 
agencies, including police departments, sheriff's offices, 
prisons, areas of juvenile justice, or private industry. 

The Law Enforcement or Corrections Academy 
Bridge electives are designed for students currently certi- 
fied by Florida Department of Law Enforcement's 
Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission in 
Law Enforcement and/or Corrections. Upon successful 
completion of specified electives, qualified students are 
awarded college credit for their academy training (15 
credit hours for Law Enforcement- 12 credit hours for 
Corrections- 1 8 credit hours for Dual Certification). The 
program does not apply to prior recipients of academy 
(bridge) or portfolio credit. 

Students intending to transfer to a Bachelor's degree 
program are strongly encouraged to consult with the trans- 
ferring institution regarding the choice of elective credit. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Selected degree core requirements may be awarded to 
qualified students through the Criminal Justice 
Academy Bridge Program. To qualify for awarded 
credit, the student must: 

1. Complete an orientation appointment with the 
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. 

2. Complete all college entrance requirements. 

3. Declare Criminal Justice Associate in Science 
degree-seeking status. 

4. Produce proof of ehgibility for Florida certifica- 
tion as a Law Enforcement and/or Corrections 
Officer. 

5. Complete at least 16 credit hours of coursework 
at Edison Community College. 

6. Complete the specified Academy Bridge elec- 
tives with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or above. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra or 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications... 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL 18 



**CCJ 
**CJL 
**CJL 
**CJC 
**CJT 

**CJT 
CCJ 
CCJ 
CJE 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1 020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

2100 Criminal Law 3 

2130 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3 

1000 Introduction to Corrections 3 

1110 Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

1010 Introduction to Criminology 3 

2500 Juvenile DeHnquency 3 

1 300 Pohce Organization and 

Administration 3 

TOTAL 27 

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES 

(see bridge requirements) 19 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 

Law Enforcement Academy Bridge Electives 

CJD 1706 Criminal Justice Legal 1 4 

CJD 1707 Criminal Justice Legal II 4 

CJD 1726 Law Enforcement Legal III 4 

CJD 1727 Law Enforcement Patrol 3 

CJD 1729 Law Enforcement Investigations ^ 

TOTAL 19 

Corrections Academy Bridge Electives 

CJD 1706 Criminal Justice Legal 1 4 

CJD 1707 Criminal Justice Legal n 4 

CJD 1726 Law Enforcement Legal III 4 

CJD 1 729 Law Enforcement Investigations 4 

Electives ..3 

TOTAL 19 

Dual Certification Academy Bridge Electives 

CJD 1706 Criminal Justice Legal 1 4 

CJD 1707 Criminal Justice Legal n 4 

CJD 1726 Law Enforcement Legal III 4 

CJD 1727 Law Enforcement Patrol 3 

CJD 1 729 Law Enforcement Investigations ^ 

TOTAL 19 

* Courses specified as Humanities and Social Science must be 
selected from courses listed in the College Catalog for AA 
degree requirements, under the respective categories in the 
General Education Program Guide. 
** Upon successful completion of the specified Law 
Enforcement, Corrections, or Dual Certification Academy 
Bridge electives, students are eligible for the following certi- 
fication award - Law Enforcement Certification: CCJ 1020; 
CJL 2100; CJL 2130; CJT 1110; CJT 2100. Corrections 
Certification: CJC 1000; CJL 2100; CJT 1110; CJT 2100. 
Dual Law Enforcement and Corrections Certification: CCJ 
1020, CJC 1000, CJL 2100, CJL 2130. CJT 1110, and CJT 
2100. 



95 



DENTAL HYGIENE 



The Dental Hygiene program is designed to prepare 
the student to practice as a licensed dental hygienist. A 
graduate of the program is eligible to take the Dental 
Hygiene National Board, and, upon successful completion 
of that board, is eligible to take a state board to obtain a 
state license. 

The program annually recruits a freshman class to 
begin in the Fall term. The program is comprised of 
general education courses, dental hygiene courses and 
clinical practice. The general education course work is 
acceptable from any accredited college. The dental 
hygiene core courses are offered only on the Lee Campus. 

The Dental Hygiene program has limited enrollment 
due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each 
applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the 
admission policies. The Criteria for Admission Policies are 
available through the program office or through the Health 
Professions office at (239) 489-9255. 

The program is fully accredited by the American 
Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

The student must purchase uniforms, an instrument 
kit, liability insurance, and books. There are fees for 
tuition, graduation, laboratory, clinic, licenses, and associ- 
ation dues. 

First Round Application Deadline: May 15 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful 
completion of a program acceptance process including 
program level admissions points, competition with all 
other applicants based on academic transcript evalua- 
tion and affective skills demonstration. The emoll- 
ment process requires satisfactory completion of an 
immunization and health report. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

CHM 2030 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2033L Chemistry Lab - Health Sciences 1 

MCB 2013C Microbiology 5 

SYG 1000 Sociology 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL 34 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

DES 1020C Dental Anatomy 3 

DEH 1003 Dental Hygiene 1 2 

DEH 1003L Dental Hygiene I Pre-clinic 3 

DES 1200C Radiology 3 

DEH 1802 Dental Hygiene II 2 

DEH 1802L Dental Hygiene n CUnical 3 

DEH 1602 Periodontics 2 

DES 1 lOOC Dental Materials 3 

DES 2830C Expanded Functions Lab 2 

DEH 1130 Oral Histology & Embryology 2 

DEH 2300 Pharmacology 2 

DEH 2400 General and Oral Pathology 2 

DEH 2804 Dental Hygiene m 2 

DEH 2804L Dental Hygiene III Clinical 5 

DEH 2806 Dental Hygiene IV 2 

DEH 2806L Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 5 

DEH 2702 Community Dental Health 2 

DEH 2702L Community Dental Health 

Practicum 1 

DEH 2930 Seminar 1 

DEH 2808 Dental Hygiene V 2 

DEH 2808L Dental Hygiene V Clinical ^ 

TOTAL 54 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 88 

* Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



96 



DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 



The Drafting and Design Technology Associate in 
Science Degree Program is designed to give students the 
necessary training and background for careers of a techni- 
cal nature. The courses are designed to qualify students, 
through specialized and intensive instruction, for many 
technical positions. 

The degree consists of 18 hours of general education 
requirements, 27 hours of degree core requirements, and 
17 hours from the area of specialization. The student may 
choose electives from one of the following Drafting and 
Design specialization areas to complete the AS degree: 
Building Construction, Civil Engineering/Land Surveying, 
or Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this 
degree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree 
program. Please contact tJie Edison University Center at 
489-9295 for further information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



I 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

tSocial Science Elective 3 

***Humanities Elective 3 

*Natural Science Elective ^ 

TOTAL 18 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ETD 1100 Engineering Graphics I (Manual) 4 

ETD 1320 Computer Aided Drafting 3 

ETD 2350 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting 3 

EOS 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3 

BCN 2220 Construction Procedures 4 

GST 2335 **Business Communications 

or 
ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

CGS 1363 Geographic Information Systems 

or 

BCN 1272 Blueprint Reading 3 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 

or 

ETD 1103C Engineering Graphics I (CAD) ^ 

TOTAL 27 



SPECIALIZATIONS: 

TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



Credit 
Hours 



17 
62 



Civil Engineering/Land Surveying Specialization 

SUR llOOC Surveying 4 

SUR 2140C Advanced Surveying 4 

MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 

MAC 1114 Trigonometry 3 

Electives ^ 

TOTAL 17 

CAD Specialization 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 
or 

ETD 1103C Engineering Graphics I (CAD) 4 

ETD 1530 Drafting and Design (Manual) 4 

CGS 1364 Geographic Information Systems 

Customization 3 

Electives 6 

TOTAL 17 

Building Construction Specialization 

BCN 1230C Materials & Methods of Construction 3 

BCT 1760 Building Codes 2 

BCT 2705 Construction Management 3 

BCT 1600 Construction Estimating 3 

BCT 2715 Advanced Construction Project 

Management 3 

BCT 1720 Construction Scheduling ^ 

TOTAL 17 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from: SUR llOOC, SUR 
2140C, ETD 1541, ETD 1220, CGS 1100, MAC 
1 140 or MAC 1 1 14, ART 2602C, GST 1 140, CGS 
1364. 

* Students can choose one of the following: ISC lOOlC, ISC 
1002C, AST 2005-AST 2005L, or GLY 1010-GLY lOlOL 

** Depending on student's overall career choice. 

*** Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed 
in the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

t Social Science Electives may be chosen from any course 
listed in the General Education Program under Social 
Science. 



97 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 



The Emergency Medical Services Technology 
Programs are designed to prepare the student to become a 
competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician- 
Basic (EMT-B) and/or EMT-Paramedic. 

The EMS Technology Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee 
on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the 
Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

To be eligible to sit for the Florida EMT-Basic exam, 
students must successfully complete the EMT-Basic 
Program. To be eligible to sit for the Florida Paramedic 
exam, the student must be currently certified as a Florida 
EMT-B and successfully complete the Paramedic 
Certificate Program. 

Students may obtain an Associate of Science Degree 
in Emergency Medical Services Technology. General 
Education requirements may be completed concurrently 
with career core requirements, or following successful 
Florida Paramedic Certification. 

Purchase of an Edison EMS uniform shirt and profes- 
sional liability insurance is required. Students must also 
provide transportation to clinical and field experiences. 

During the Paramedic Certificate Program, students 
will be required to complete a two week rotation in an 
Operating Room with a local hospital. This rotation is in 
addition to scheduled class laboratory hours. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program 
are as follows: a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or 
higher, current CPR certification (either AHA BLS for 
Healthcare Providers or ARC-Basic Rescuer), and 
completion of FCLEPT Testing (utilize the SAIL 
Program prior to testing). A student may register into 
the EMT-Basic Program with a Department of 
Learning Assistance hold. Admission requirements for 
the Paramedic Program are as follows: Evidence of 
current Florida EMT-Basic certification (or eligible 
for certification-must be Florida certified within 90 
days of beginning EMS 2671), current CPR certifica- 
tion, grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, and 
completion of FCLEPT testing with no DLA hold(s). 
BSC 1093C with a minimum grade of "C" must be 
completed prior to registration into EMS 2671. 



ENC 1101 
MAC 1105 


Composition I 

College Algebra 


Credit 
Hours 

3 


MGF 1106 
PSY 2012 

BSC 1093C 
BSC 1094C 

MNA 2345 


Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

General Psychology I 

*Humanities Elective 

Anatomy and Physiology I 

Anatomy and Physiology II 

Supervision 


3 

3 

3 

5 

5 


FFP 2720 


Fire Company Officer Leadership... 
TOTAL 


3 

25 



EMS 

EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 
EMS 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

2119 Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care 3 

2119L Fundamentals of EMC Lab 5 

2421 EMS Field Internship 2 

24 1 1 Emergency Department CUnicals 1 

2671 Paramedic 1 3 

2671L Paramedic I Lab 2 

2672 Paramedic II 3 

2672L Paramedic II Lab 2 

2673 Paramedic III 4 

2674 Paramedic IV 4 

2675 Paramedic V 3 

2675L Paramedic V Lab 2 

2654 Paramedic Field Internship I 2 

2655 Paramedic Field Internship 11 2 

Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

Paramedic Hospital Clinicals .4 

Advanced Airway Management .2^ 

TOTAL 48 



2656 
2649 

2647 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



73 



A student who has completed a hospital-based or 
vocational technical center-based program accredited 
by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health 
Programs and is Florida certified as an EMT-B or 
Paramedic may satisfy the career core requirements 
through successful completion of EMS 1810-EMS 
Equivalency Assessment. 



* Humanities Electives may be Chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



98 



FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science degree in Fire Science 
Technology is designed to provide advanced educational 
opportunities for fire service personnel. Students gain both 
knowledge and experience useful to career advancement in 
the challenging field of fire service. The program is 
designed both for students who have completed Florida 
firefighting minimum standards training, and those inter- 
ested in expanding career opportunities in the field of fire 
science. Fire Science Technology courses are designed to 
fit into the work schedule of employed fire service person- 
nel. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Rorida Firefighting Minimum Standards training is 
recommended, but not required. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

^Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective ^ 

TOTAL 15 



FFP 


1505 


FFP 


1510 


FFP 


1304 


FFP 


1540 


FFP 


2720 


FFP 


2740 


FFP 


2210 


FFP 


2243 


FFP 


2120 


FFP 


2521 


FFP 


2810 


FFP 


2401 


FFP 


2402 


FFP 


2301 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Fire Prevention Practices 3 

Fire Codes & Standards 3 

Fire Apparatus Operations 3 

Private Fire Protection Systems 3 

Fire Company Officer Leadership 3 

Fire Service Instructor 3 

Fire Cause & Origin 
or 

Latent Investigations 3 

Building Construction for the 

Fire Service 3 

Blueprint Reading & Plans Review 3 

Firefighting Tactic & Strategy I 3 

Hazardous Materials 1 3 

Hazardous Materials II 3 

Fire Service Hydraulics 3 

TOTAL 39 



GENERAL ELECTIVES: 
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



6 
60 



* Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

"* Social Science Electives may be chosen from any course 
listed in the General Education Program Guide under Social 
Science. 




99 



GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 



The Golf Course Operations Program is designed to 
prepare students to become golf course superintendents. 
The core classes within this program are structured to help 
the students establish and maintain a comprehensive 
knowledge base with respect to all golf course related tur- 
fgrass management issues. These courses also help the 
students to gain a high degree of proficiency in the lan- 
guage of the turfgrass industry. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective ^ 

TOTAL 15 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

GCO 1201 Basic Golf Course Mechanics 3 

GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science 1 3 

GCO 2931 Turfgrass Management Seminar 3 

GCO 2431 Irrigation and Drainage 3 



Credit 
Hours 

GCO 2441 Integrated Pest Management 

for Turf I: Insect Pests of Turf 3 

GCO 2442 Integrated Pest Management for 

Turf II: Diseases of Turf 3 

GCO 2450 Integrated Pest Management for 

Turf III: Weed Science for Turf 3 

GCO 2741 Plant ID and Landscape Design 3 

GCO 2601 Applied Materials Chemistry and 

Calculations for Turf 1 3 

GCO 2602 Applied Materials Chemistry and 

Calculations for Turf II 3 

GCO 2632 Golf Course Organization 

and Administration 1 3 

GCO 2633 Golf Course Organization 

and Administration II 3 

SOS 2102 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 3 

GEB 1949 Golf Course Work Experience 3 

SOS 1401 Physics and Chemistry of Turf Soils 3 

SOS 1005 Biology of Turf Soils 3 

GCO 1743 Golf Course Design and Construction ....3 
GCO 2500 Environmental Issues in Golf Course 

Construction and Management ..3 

TOTAL 54 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



69 



* Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

**Social Science Electives may be chosen from any course listed 
in the General Education Program Guide under Social 
Science. 

See Turf Equipment Technology Certificate on Page 1 22. 




100 



INTERNET SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Internet Services 
Technology is designed to train students for employment 
as developers of Web enabled software. Upon completing 
the program, the students will be able to design, imple- 
ment, and maintain Web based software solutions. The 
program combines a solid foundation in traditional pro- 
gramming skills with those skills required for Internet 
based chent/server applications development. 

The degree consists of 1 8 hours of general education 
requirements, and 45 hours of degree core requirements. 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this 
degree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree 
program. Please contact the Edison University Center at 
489-9295 for further information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition n 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

(Business Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher 3 

EN? 2301 Human Relations in Business 

and Industry 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical 

Thinking 3 

TOTAL 18 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

COP 1822 Internet Programming - HTML 4 

COP 2800 Java Programming 3 

COP 2823 Internet Programming - 

Server-Side Scripting 3 

COP 2830 Internet Programming - 

Advanced Scripting 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Introduction to Computer 

Programming 3 

Programming with C+-i- 3 

Data Systems and Management 3 

Advanced Visual Basic 

Programming 3 

Networking 1 3 

Networking III 4 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 6 

TOTAL 45 



COS 


1100 


COP 


1000 


COP 


1224 


CIS 


2321 


COP 


2172 


CDA 


1005 


CDA 


2524 


SLS 


1331 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



63 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, 
Computer Technology, OST, Drafting and Design or 
student internships. 




101 



NETWORKING SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 

The Associate in Science Degree in Networking DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Services Technology is designed to prepare students for Credit 

employment as a Network Administrator and other net- ^x,, a i nnc vt » i • t 

,.•'..,, , . . , CDA 1005 Networking 1 3 

workmg positions. Upon completmg the program, the stu- ^^^ 2500 Networking II 3 

dents will be able to design, implement, and manage local ^j^^ 2524 Networking III ZII""""""""!'^ "' 4 

area and wide area networks based on several network ^t->a ^oc xt . 1 • rxr -, 

^, , CDA 2525 Networking IV 3 

operating systems. The students will be trained utilizing ^^^ 1 mo »*■ . 01 n 

., , , , . , r . • COS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

industry standards, business platiorms and operating cc^ 9?ftn r t H H /i^ 

systems. To enable the student to work effectively in c t. »* • . ^ 

, , . . . Software Maintenance 3 

modem business environments, the program stresses the ^,c, 0-,^, r-w . c . ja* . o 

, .„ . . ^ , , CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 3 

development or student skills in wntten and oral commu- /^/^r. inon i » j »• . /^ 

. , , . . , . COP 1 000 Introduction to Computer 

nication, human relations, management and business oper- r. o 

*' ^ Programming 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

The degree consists of 18 hours of general education ^AN 2021 Management Principles 3 

requirements, and 44 hours of degree core requirements. *OST 1 140 Computer Keyboarding 3 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

degree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree Electives 6 

program. Please contact the Edison University Center at TOTAL 44 

489-9295 for further information. 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 62 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, 
Computer Technology, OST, Drafting and Design or 
student internships. 



* Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1 600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

(Business Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

INP 2301 Human Relations in Business 

and Industry 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking ....3 

TOTAL 18 




102 



NURSING 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) 
program is designed to prepare the student to care for the 
clients he/she serves. Comprised of general education 
courses, as well as clinical nursing courses, the ADN cur- 
riculum incorporates classroom instruction, laboratory 
simulation, and clinical practice in the care of infants, chil- 
dren, and adults. Local health facilities are utilized for 
clinical practice, including community agencies, acute 
care institutions, and long-term care facilities. Graduates 
of the program possess the knowledge, values, and skills 
essential to practice in a dynamic and rapidly changing 
health care environment. 

There are two distinct pathways to program comple- 
tion: the Basic Program and the Advanced Placement 
Program. The former is offered on the Lee and Collier 
campuses. The latter is available on the Lee, Charlotte, 
and CoUier campuses for students who already hold licen- 
sure as an LPN, or certification as a paramedic, registered 
respiratory technician (RRT), or cardiovascular technician 
(CVT). Both programs are designed for students who seek 
immediate employment as general staff nurses, as well as 
for those who decide to continue their nursing education 
by pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN). 

ACCREDITATION 

The Edison Community College Nursing Program is 
approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald 
Cypress Way, Bin C02, Tallahassee 32399-3252, phone 
(850)488-0595. The Nursing Program is also fully accred- 
ited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting 
Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33^^ Floor, New 
York, New York 10006, phone (800)669-1656. 

ADMISSION 

The Basic Nursing Program and the Advanced 
Placement Nursing Program are selective admission, 
limited enrollment programs. Admission to Edison 
Community College does not imply acceptance into either 
Nursing Program. Following admission to the College, the 
student must meet all admission criteria for the Edison 
nursing program he/she wants to attend before applying to 
that program. Each program has its own admission packet. 
Since there often are more qualified applicants than avail- 
able spaces, meeting all admission criteria does not guar- 
antee acceptance into any of the Nursing Programs. 

Final selection of accepted students will be made 
using a point system that credits cumulative grade point 
average, math/science grade point average, and number of 
general education requirements completed. Applicants 
with the highest point totals, who meet all criteria, will be 
offered admission on a space-available basis. For details 
regarding the admission criteria and point system, refer to 
the ECC Nursing application packet and/or access the 



nursing program web pages at www.edison.edu. 

Students are admitted to the Basic Nursing Program 
on the Lee or Collier campuses twice a year. Contact the 
Nursing Office on the appropriate campus for an applica- 
tions, deadline dates, and enrollment limits. 

Admission to the Advanced Placement Program 
occurs on each campus annually. 

In order to enroll in a course with an NUR prefix, stu- 
dents must be officially accepted in the Nursing Program. 
Any exceptions to this policy require written approval of 
the Director of Nursing. 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS 

Applicants who have attended another RN program in 
the past may apply for admission to the Edison 
Community College nursing programs, provided that they 
supply a letter of good standing from the director(s) of 
previous nursing program(s). The transfer applicant must 
meet the same admission criteria as any other nursing 
applicant and must demonstrate nursing knowledge via 
standardized testing completed at ECC. Transcripts must 
be evaluated by both the Nursing Program Coordinator 
and the Records Technician at Edison's Registration 
Department prior to acceptance as an Edison transfer 
nursing student. In order for transcripts to be evaluated, 
complete syllabi from all previously taken nursing courses 
must accompany the application 

Students who have been academically dismissed from 
another nursing program may apply only after successful 
completion of an LPN program. Any transfer nursing 
student must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours at 
ECC in order to graduate from Edison's program. 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS 

A student must earn a minimum grade of "C" or above 
in all general education courses required in the Nursing 
Program. General Education courses may be taken prior to 
entering the nursing program and must be completed prior 
to beginning the last semester of nursing course work. 
Any course with a grade of "D" or below must be repeated 
and will not count towards points used for admission. 

A grade of "C" or higher (minimum passing score of 
77 percent) must be achieved in each classroom-based 
nursing course in order to progress to the next course in the 
curriculum. A grade of "S" (satisfactory) must be achieved 
in each clinical nursing course. Since many of the courses 
in the curriculum have both theory and clinical compo- 
nents and since each is a corequisite of the other, both must 
be passed successfully in the same semester in order for 
the student to progress to the next course in the curriculum. 

Satisfactory completion of the 72 semester hours of 
approved credit with a grade of "C" or higher is required 
to graduate. 



103 



COMPUTER USAGE 

Basic computer knowledge is required to complete 
some assignments in nursing courses. Some nursing 
courses utilize web-based instruction. Instructors in those 
courses will provide classroom demonstrations of web- 
based materials. 

LICENSURE REQUIREMENT 

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the 
NCLEX-RN examination to become registered nurses. 



Fees and a physical exam are required by the Florida 
Board of Nursing for the Licensure Examination. 

If an applicant has been convicted, had any adjudica- 
tion withheld, or has any criminal charges pending other 
than a minor traffic violation, the applicant is advised to 
seek counseling from the Florida Board of Nursing regard- 
ing possible limitations toward licensure prior to applying 
for entrance to an Edison Nursing Program. Students with 
an arrest record must meet with the Director of Nursing 
upon admission to discuss this issue. 



NURSING 



BASIC PROGRAM 
Application Deadline: May 15 and September 15 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES*: 




Credit 


BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 
MAC 1105** College Algebra 


Hours 

5 

3 


TOTAL 




8 


* Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE 
to the Nursing Program 


applying 


Program prerequisites are part of 
Education Requirements. 


the 


General 


** May substitute STA 2023 or Math 
College Algebra 


higher than 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 English Composition 1 3 

HUM *Any Writing Intensive 

Humanities (no substitutions) 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 5 

MCB 2013C Microbiology ^ 

TOTAL 22 



NUR 
NUR 

NUR 
NUR 
NUR 
NUR 

NUR 
NUR 

NUR 
NUR 

NUR 

NUR 
NUR 
NUR 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS:** 



Introduction to Nursing 



Credit 
Hours 



1010 
1022/ 

1022L Fundamentals of Nursing 5 

1024L Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum 1 

1930 Nursing Seminar 1 1 

1142 Intro Pharm & Math Calc 1 

1210/ 

1210L Adult Nursing 1 7 

1240L Adult Nursing I Practicum 1 

1931 Nursing Seminar II 1 

2140 Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

2310/ 

2310L Pediatric Nursing Concepts 4 

2300/ 

2300L Maternal Nursing Concepts 3 

2510/ 

2510L Mental Health Nursing Concepts 3 

2212/ 

2212L Advanced Adult Nursing II 7 

2810/ 

2810L Professional Issues and Role 

Development/ Nursing Preceptorship 4 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



72 



** Nursing Requirements are currently under revision and 
subject to change. 

Length of Program - approximately two (2) years after admis- 
sion to Nursing program. 

Total Cost - approximately $6,086.19. See Nursing Depart- 
ment for details. 

* Humanities Elective may be chosen from any course listed 
in the General Education Program Guide under Humanities 
Part A. No substitutions accepted. 



104 



NURSING 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM 
Application Deadline: Contact Nursing Office on respective campuses. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES*: 


Credit 




Hours 


BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 
BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 

ENC 1101 English Composition I 

MAC 1105** College Algebra 


5 

5 

3 

3 


TOTAL 


16 


Successful completion of NLN Nursing 
Exam 


Mobility 


* Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE admission 
to the Career Core 


Program prerequisites are part of the 
Education Requirements. 


General 


** May substitute STA 2023 or Math hig 
College Algebra 


her than 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

HUM *Any Writing Intensive 

Humanities (no substitutions) 3 

MCB 2013C Microbiology ^ 

TOTAL 14 




DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS:** 



Credit 
Hours 



NUR 
NUR 



NUR 
NUR 

NUR 

NUR 

NUR 

NUR 



1201/ 

1201L Transitional Nursing Concepts 6 

1932 Advanced Placement Seminar 1 

Advanced Placement Credit 

(Awarded after successful 

completion of NUR 1201/ 

1201L, NUR 1932) 12 

2140 Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

2212/ 

2212L Advanced Adult Nursing II 7 

2310/ 

2310L Pediatric Nursing Concepts 4 

2300/ 

2300L Maternal Nursing Concepts 3 

2510/ 

2510L Mental Health Nursing Concepts 3 

2810/ 

2810L Professional Issues and Role 

Development/Nursing Preceptorship ^ 

TOTAL 42 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



72 



** Nursing Requirements are currently under revision and 
subject to change. 

Length of Program - approximately one and one half (l-Vh) 
years after admission to Nursing program. 

Total Cost - approximately $5,218.90 

General Education Requirements: 

General Education Requirements are included in the 
required above course sequences. Some students prefer to 
take most or all of their general education courses before 
entering the nursing sequence. This is recommended by the 
nursing program especially for students who must work or 
those who have heavy family obligations. 

* Humanities Elective may be chosen from any course listed 
in the General Education Program Guide under Humanities 
Part A. 



105 



OPTICIANRY PROGRAM 



The Opticianry Program is made possible via an inter- 
institutional agreement between Edison Community 
College and Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in 
Tampa, Florida. Edison Community College offers the 
general education portion of the degree and assists in the 
teaching of the vision care courses. The degree is granted 
by Hillsborough Community College. The program is 
delivered via distance learning technology combined with 
campus based instruction. The laboratory courses are held 
in the new Vision Care Laboratory in the Kenneth P. 
Walker Health Sciences Building. 

An essential part of the eyecare delivery system, opti- 
cians measure, fit and adapt eyeglasses and contact lenses 
to people with vision problems. Coursework covers basic 
ocular science including: optics, anatomy, contact lenses, 
and refractometry. It also allows the student to gain spe- 
cific skills in professional management, eyewear fabrica- 
tion, and dispensing. Clinical experience is gained at affil- 
iate sites. Graduates of the program are eligible to take 
state and national certification and/or licensure exams for 
opticians. 

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Group I 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

PHI 2600 Ethics or any Humanities Elective 3 

Speech Communications Elective 1 

Group 11 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

Group III 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 

CGS 1540 Database Applications A 

TOTAL 17 



Program Requirements (The sequence may vary) 
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 2204 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 2 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab 1 1 

OPT 1400 L Ophthalmic Lab 1 1 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens I .3^ 

TOTAL 10 

FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 1116 Geometric Optics 2 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2 

OPT 2461L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab II 2 

OPT 1430L Ophthalmic Lab II 2 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 2 

OPT 2870 Ophthalmic Practicum I A 

TOTAL 11 

FIRST YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 1431L Ophthalmic Lab III 2 

OPT 2871 Practicum n A 

TOTAL 3 

SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 2462 Ophthalmic Dispensing III 2 

OPT 2462L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab III 2 

OPT 2432L Ophthalmic Lab IV 2 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory 1 2 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Lab 1 2 

OPT 2942L Opticianry Clinic 2 

OPT 2375 Refractometry ^ 

TOTAL 14 

SECOND YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 2910 Directed Research 3 

OPT 2501 Contact Lens Theory II 2 

OPT 2501L Contact Lens Lab II 2 

OPT 2433L Ophthalmic Lab V 1 

OPT 2943L Opticianry Clinic II 2 

OPT 2872 Ophthalmic Practicum m 1 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Lab I ^ 

TOTAL 13 

SECOND YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2030 Ophthalmic Board Review 1 

OPT 2944 Opticianry Clinic 1 

OPT 2502L Contact Lens Lab III 1 

OPT 2376L Refractometry. Lab II _ 

TOTAL 4 

TOTAL CREDITS HOURS: 72 



106 



PARALEGAL STUDIES 



(LEGAL ASSISTE^G) 

The Paralegal Studies Program is designed for stu- 
dents seeking a professional career in a law-related field. 
The program trains students in many diverse areas of law. 
Subjects include legal research and writing, real estate law, 
criminal law, family law, wills and trusts, torts, and litiga- 
tion. The Edison Community College Paralegal Studies 
Program is approved by the American Bar Association. 

Program graduates will be specialists who can manage 
law office operations, assume certain routine duties of 
attorneys and directly assist attorneys in handling legal 
problems. Other roles may include performing legal 
research, developing new procedures, and drafting of doc- 
uments. 

Paralegals and legal assistants may not act as, or rep- 
resent themselves as lawyers. Graduation from the Edison 
Community College Associate in Science degree program 
in Paralegal Studies does not qualify students to practice 
law, sit for a state bar examination, nor allow them to rep- 
resent themselves as lawyers. 

Paralegals and legal assistants should acknowledge 
the American Bar Association definition of a paralegal or 
legal assistant as "a person, qualified by education, train- 
ing or work experience who is employed or retained by a 
lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or 
other entity and who performs specifically delegated sub- 
stantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible." 

Students intending to continue toward a Bachelor's 
degree are encouraged to choose electives recommended 
for university transfer. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communication 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL 18 

* Courses specified as Humanities, Social Science, and 
Mathematics must be selected from courses listed in the 
College Catalog for AA degree requirements, under the respec- 
tive categories in the General Education Program Guide. 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Business Law I 3 

Criminal Law 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Internship Work Experience 1 3 

Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 

Legal Research and Writing 1 3 

Legal Research and Writing II 3 

Litigation 3 

Torts 3 

Wills, Trusts, and Probate 3 

Real Estate Law 3 

Family Law 3 

TOTAL 37 



BUL 


2241 


CJL 


2100 


CGS 


1100 


GEB 


1949 


PLA 


1003 


PLA 


1103 


PLA 


2114 


PLA 


2200 


PLA 


2202 


PLA 


2600 


PLA 


2610 


PLA 


2800 


ELECTIVES 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



64 




107 



PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM 



The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is delivered 
to the students through an inter-institutional agreement via 
distance learning technology from Broward Community 
College (BCC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That is, there 
is a two-way audio and video interaction with a classroom 
located on the Lee County Campus of Edison College. The 
degree is granted by Broward Community College. 

Lectures are broadcast in real time so that all sites par- 
ticipate in lecture classes together. Lab sessions and clini- 
cal rotations are managed by the individual sites with coor- 
dinators. This innovative method of instruction is an excit- 
ing and challenging means by which separate classes of 
students can be joined as they embark on an education in 
the field of physical therapy. 

The program provides the student with the opportu- 
nity to develop competency in technical skills relative to 
physical therapy through planned clinical, classroom and 
laboratory experiences. The graduate will be prepared to 
provide a variety of services under the direction and guid- 
ance of a supervising physical therapist. 

The core physical therapty coursework (PHT courses) 
are offered as daytime courses while general education 
coursework may be completed at various times, including 
weekends, based on the college schedule. The program is 
accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. 
Licensing examinations are required upon completion of 
the two year program and the Physical Therapist Assistant 
shall be eligible for an appropriate membership category in 
the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Broward Community College's Criteria for Admission 
to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program: 

1 . Complete four (4) hours of clinical observation in a 
local facility offering physical therapy. 

2. Students must have satisfactorily completed all 
College Preparatory courses. 

3. A minimum 2.0 overall GPA. 

4. Applicants must complete the program prerequisite 
courses with a grade of "C" or higher prior to submit- 
ting an application to the Department. 

Application Deadline: 

Applications accepted throughout the year. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PREREQUISITES GENERAL EDUCATION 
REQUIREMENTS: Credit 

Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

BSC 1005 Intro to Biological Sciences 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

MAT 9024 Introduction to Algebra or higher 

TOTAL: 10 



All students are encouraged to utilize the Sail Program 
prior to FCELPT Testing 

NOTE: Completion of MAT 9012 and MAT 9020 
sequence also meets math requirement 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken before or during the program) Credit 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 3 

CGS 1500 Word Processing Applications 1 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL 14 

HEALTH CARE CAREERS CORE CURRICULUM: 

(To be taken following acceptance into the program) 
HCP 0130 Health Care Careers Core 

Curriculum 75 contact 

4 Additional Certifications Are Required through 
Continuing Education: 

BLS/CPR Certification 

OSHA Bloodbome Pathogens 

HIV/AIDS 

Domestic Violence 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 
First Year 

PHT 1010 Physical Principles for PTA 1 

PHT 1103 Anatomy for the PTA 3 

PHT 1103L Anatomy for the PTA Lab 1 

PHT 1200 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3 

PHT 1200L Introduction to PT Lab 1 

PHT 1300 Survey of Pathological Deficits ..4 

PHT 1211 Disabilities and Thera Procedures 1 2 

PHT 1211L Disabilities and Thera Proc I Lab 2 

PHT 2224 Disabilities and Thera Procedures U 3 

PHT 2224L Disabilities and Thera Proc II Lab 2 

PHT 1350 Basic Pharmacology 1 

PHT 1801L Clinical Practicum 2 

PHT 1020 Therapeutic Comm for PTA 2 

Second Year 

PHT 2120 Applied Kinesiology 2 

PHT 2120L Applied Kinesiology Lab 1 

PHT 2162 Survey of Neurological Deficits 4 

PHT 2810L Clinical Practicum II 6 

PHT 2704 Rehabilitative Procedures 2 

PHT 2704L Rehabilitative Procedures Lab 1 

PHT 2931 Transition Seminar 2 

PHT 2820L Clinical Practicum III ^ 

TOTAL 50 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 74 

* Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



108 



RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 



The Radiologic Technologist is an allied health pro- 
fessional who combines patient care procedures with an 
in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and proficient uti- 
lization of medical imaging equipment. The technologist's 
goal is to produce diagnostic images of the human body 
with minimum radiation exposure at a level of proficiency 
that will cause the least discomfort to the patient. 

The Radiologic Technology Program is twenty-four 
months of full-time study. It includes classroom courses 
and extensive clinical laboratory experience in depart- 
ments of radiology at participating clinical affiUates. 

The program is nationally accredited by the Joint 
Review Committee on Education in Radiologic 
Technology. Graduates may apply for the examination of 
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 
(ARRT) for national certification and subsequent licensure 
by each individual state. 

The program has limited enrollment. A freshman class 
begins each Fall Semester at the Lee County campus. 
Clinical assignments are made at hospital affiliates in Lee, 
Collier and Charlotte Counties. Applicants must meet spe- 
cific application criteria. The enrollment process includes 
the submission of a health report that includes immuniza- 
tion requirements. Individuals having a criminal record are 
encouraged to check with the ARRT for registry eligibility 
bycalHng 651-687-0048. 

Students are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point 
average in each radiologic technology (RTE) course to 
progress in the program curriculum. Each core course must 
be taken in sequence. A minimum of 77 credit hours with 
a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for grad- 
uation. 

Applications received after the April 30 deadline may 
or may not be considered for the upcoming enrollment. For 
more information, call (239)-489-9255. 

First Round, Application Deadline: April 30 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisites encompass the successful 
completion of the program acceptance process includ- 
ing program-level admission points, competition with 
all other applicants based on academic transcript eval- 
uation and affective skills demonstration. The enroll- 
ment process requires satisfactory completion of an 
immunization and health report. Applicants must have 
completed all required college preparatory courses 
prior to starting the program core courses in the Fall 
semester. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken before or during the program) n^ 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

CGS Computer Science Elective 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL 25 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken following program acceptance) 

1000 Introduction to Rad & Patient Care 3 

1503 Radiographic Positioning 1 3 

1503L Radiographic Positioning I Lab 2 

1613 Radiographic Physics 4 

1418 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I. ...3 

1513 Radiographic Positioning II 3 

1804 Radiology Practicum 1 3 

1457 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II ..2 

1523 Radiographic Positioning III 3 

1814 Radiology Practicum II 3 

1573 Radiologic Science Principles 3 

2563 Special Radiographic Proc/ 

Sectional Anat 3 

1824 Radiology Practicum III 3 

1001 Radiographic Pathology/ 

Med Terminology 2 

2385 Radiation B iology/Protection 2 

2834 Radiology Practicum IV 3 

2473 Quality Assurance 1 

2061 Radiologic Technology Seminar 2 

2844 Radiology Practicum V 2 

2854 Radiology Practicum VI ^ 

TOTAL 52 



RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 

RTE 
RTE 

RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



77 



Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course 
listed in the General Education Program Guide under 
Humanities. 



Students who have completed a hospital-based 
program accredited by the Joint Review Committee 
on Education in Radiologic Technology and are pro- 
fessionally certified as Registered Technologists by 
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 
may satisfy the career core requirements (52 credit 
hrs.) through successful completion of RTE 1951- 
Radiologic Technology Equivalency Assessment. Call 
the program office at (239) 489-9110 for further 
details. 



109 



RESPIRATORY CARE 



The Respiratory Care program is designed to offer stu- 
dents the opportunity to obtain an Associate in Science 
Degree in Respiratory Care. Upon completion of the 
program, students will be registry-eUgible respiratory ther- 
apists and will take the National Board for Respiratory Care 
Examinations. In addition, the Respiratory Therapist is 
employed in the practice of Respiratory Care and has the 
knowledge and skills necessary to administer respiratory 
therapy to patients of all ages with varied diseases, and to 
patients in need of acute and critical care. Respiratory 
Therapists have the opportunity to work in the acute care 
hospital setting, skilled nursing centers, rehabilitation, neo- 
natal intensive care, and home care environments. Because 
of the local need for graduates, scholarships are available 
through the local hospitals and the American Lung 
Association. A freshman class begins each Fall semester. 
Currently, freshmen are accepted each year in June. Class 
size is limited by the number of critical care units of clini- 
cal affiliates required for the training of students. 

The Program in Respiratory Care is a limited access 
program. The criteria for admission policies are available 
through the program office or through the Health 
Professions office at (239) 489-9255. The program in 
Respiratory Care is accredited by the Commission on 
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
(CAAHEP). 

First Round Application Deadline: June 1 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisite encompasses successful 
completion of program acceptance process including 
program-level admissions points, competition with all 
other applicants based on academic transcript evalua- 
tion and affective skills demonstration. The clinical 
enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of 
an immunization and health report. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken before or during the program) Credit 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

CHM 2030 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2033L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

MCB 2013C Microbiology 5 

*Humanities Elective ^ 

TOTAL 31 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken following program acceptance) 

RET 1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech. ..3 

RET 1616C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & 

Physiology 2 

RET 1821L Freshman Pre ClinicI 2 

RET 1402 Pulmonary Electronic Instrumentation. ...2 

RET 2234C Respiratory Care 1 4 

RET 2874L Clinical Practicum II 4 

RET 2254C Respiratory Care Therapeutics 4 

RET 2264C Respiratory Care II 4 

RET 2414C Pulmonary Studies 4 

RET 2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

RET 2714 Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care 3 

RET 2875L Clinical Practicum III 4 

RET 2930 Respiratory Care Practitioner as a Prof.... 2 

RET 2876L Clinical Practicum IV ^ 

TOTAL 45 

CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

RET 2934 Topics in Respiratory Care- 
Hyperbaric Oxygen Medical/ 

Technical Aspects ^ 

TOTAL 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 76 

* Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in 
the General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



110 



CERTIFICATE 
PROGRAMS 



111 



Certificate Programs 



Specific requirements for each certificate program of 
study must be followed. In addition, students must accom- 
plish the following requirements: 

Requirements for completion of a certificate program. 

1. Earn the minimum required semester hours for the 
certificate with a cumulative 2.00 GPA in courses 
which comprise the certificate program. 



2. Complete all non-course requirements, if applicable. 

3. Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the 
required certificate course work at Edison Community 
College. 

4. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

5. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 



ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS 



The Accounting Applications Certificate is designed 
to prepare students as accounting clerks or income tax pre- 
parers. Course work in this certificate program articulates 
into the Associate in Science degree in Accounting 
Technology. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OST 2335 Business Communications 3 

COS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting I 3 

ACG 2011 Financial Accounting II 3 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting ..3 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 15 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 31 



SpeciaHzation electives may be chosen from one of the 
following areas: General Accounting or Tax Accounting. 

Credit 
Hours 

General Accounting Specialization 

ACG 2500 Governmental and 

Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

Electives ^ 

TOTAL 15 

Tax Accounting Specialization 

TAX 2000 Federal Tax Accounting I 3 

TAX 2010 Federal Tax Accounting II 3 

TAX 2401 Trust, Estates, and Gifts: 

Accounting and Taxation 3 

Electives ..6 

TOTAL 15 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Accounting, 
Business, Management, Finance or Computer 
courses. 



112 



COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST 



(BUSINESS DATA PROCESSING) 



This certificate is designed to give students the neces- 
sary technical training to enter the computer industry in 
entry level areas of programming or applications. 

Course work in this program articulates into the 
Associate in Science Degree in Computer Programming 
and Analysis. 



Credit 
Hours 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

COS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

ACG 1002 Microcomputer Accounting 

Applications 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

OST 1 1 40* * Computer Keyboarding 

or 

OST 1100** Beginning Electronic Typing 3 

16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 15 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 31 



Programming Specialization 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer 

Programming 3 

COP 1224 Programming with C++ 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems & Management 3 

COP 2172 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

CGS 2260 Computer Hardware and Software 

Maintenance ^ 

TOTAL 15 

Applications Specialization 

OST 1110 Intermediate Electronic Typing 3 

Word Processing 1 3 

Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

Word Processing II 
or 

Desktop PubHshing 3 

Advanced Database Computing ..3 

TOTAL 15 

** Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



OST 


2714 


CGS 


2511 


OST 


2717 


CTS 


1500 


CGS 


2541 



113 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Crime Scene Technology Certificate Program is 
designed to provide technical training in the field of crime 
scene investigation. 

Course work in this program articulates into both 
Crime Scene Technology and Criminal Justice Technology 
Associate in Science Degrees. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene 
Technology program must be physically able to go into, 
under, on top of, and through many different enviromental 
scenes as part of their training. Potential employers may 
requre some or all of the following criteria as part of their 
employment process: 

Physical Agility 

Background investigations 

Drug Screening 

Oral Board Interview 

Polygraph and/or Voice Stress Analysis 

Physical Examinination 

Minimum Age Requirement 

U.S. Citizenship 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CJT 1110 Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

CJT 21 lie Advanced Crime Scene Technology 4 

CJT 2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

CJT 2113 Courtroom Presentation of 

Scientific Evidence 3 

CJT 2141 Introduction to Forensics 4 

CJT 2220C Crime Scene Photography 1 3 

CJT 2221C Crime Scene Photography II 3 

CJT 2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

Electives ._2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 28 




114 



DENTAL ASSISTING 



The Dental Assisting Program at Edison Community 
College leads to a Certificate of Completion and eligibility 
to take the Dental Assisting National Boards. Those assis- 
tants who pass the Boards and maintain continuing educa- 
tion credits may use the title "Certified Dental Assistant". 
Upon completion of the program, students will also 
receive an "Expanded Functions Certificate" which 
enables them to perform designated tasks permitted by the 
State Board of Dentistry. 

A freshman class begins each Fall semester. The 
program is comprised of general education courses, which 
are taken concurrently with the dental assisting core 
courses. The dental assisting core courses are didactic, lab- 
oratory, and cUnical extemships. The general education 
course work is acceptable from any accredited college. 
The dental assisting core courses are offered only on the 
Lee Campus; the clinical practice site(s) are in the five 
county service district. 

The Dental Assisting Program has limited enrollment 
due to chnical facilities and accreditation standards. Each 
apphcant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the 
admission poHcies. The Criteria for Admission PoHcies are 
available through the program office or through the 
Division of Health and Science at (239) 489-9255. 

The students must purchase uniforms, an instrument 
kit, liability insurance, and books. There are fees for 
tuition, laboratory, and the national board examination. 

The program has Provisional Accreditation by the 
American Dental Association Commission on Dental 
Accreditation. 

Application Deadline: June 1 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful 
completion of a program acceptance process including 
program level admissions points, competition with all 
other applicants based on academic transcript evalua- 
tion and experience points. The enrollment process 
requires satisfactory completion of an immunization 
and health report. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



ENC 
SPC 



Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composition 1 3 

1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communication 3 

TOTAL 6 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

DES 1020C Dental Anatomy 3 

DES 1840 Preventive Dentistry 2 

DES 1200C Dental Radiology 3 

DES llOOC Dental Materials 3 

DES 2830C Expanded Functions 2 

DEA 0020 Dental Assisting I 1 

DEA 0020L Dental Assisting I Lab 4 

DEA 0029 Dental Specialties 1 

DEA 0029L Dental Specialties Lab 2 

DEA 0130 Applied Dental Theory 2 

DES 0502 Dental Office Management 2 

DEA 0850L Extemship I U 

TOTAL 37 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 43 




115 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC (EMT-B) PROGRAM 



The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) 
Program is designed to prepare the student to become a 
competent entry-level EMT-B. This program is one (1) full 
semester in length, offered in the Fall and Spring semesters 
only. The EMS Technology Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee 
on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the 
Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Purchase of professional liability insurance is required 
and included in the program cost. Uniforms are required at 
the clinical sites. Uniform requirements will be provided 
on the first day of class. Students are responsible for trans- 
portation to and from the clinical sites. All EMT-B students 
must be free of all facial hair prior to fit testing for the 
National Institute for Occupational Safety Hazards 
(NIOSH)-approved Respirator mask. This mask is 
required at all clinical sites. (Moustaches are permissible 
only if trimmed above the comers of the mouth.) 

Upon successful completion of this program, the 
student will receive a Certificate of Completion from the 
EMS department and the necessary paperwork required to 
submit to the Florida State EMS Office for the Florida 
EMT-B asic Certification Examination. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Minimum GPA of 2.0 ("C") average. 

FCELPT testing (or equivalent). A student may regis- 
ter into the EMT-Basic Program with a DLA hold. 
However, the student must complete all college 
preparatory course work prior to registration into the 
Paramedic Certificate Program. All students are 
encouraged to utilize the SAIL Program prior to 
FCELPT testing. 

Declare student status: EMT-Basic Program PSVC 
EMTB. 

CPR Certification - Either American Heart 
Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare 
Provider or American Red Cross Basic Rescuer. 



The courses below must be taken in the same semes- 
ter and on the same campus 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Hours 

EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care 3 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care Lab 5 

EMS 24 1 1 Emergency Department Clinicals 1 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship .Jl 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 11 




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EYE CARE TECHNICIAN 



The Eye Care Technician college credit certificate is 
made possible via an inter-institutional agreement between 
Edison Community College and Hillsborough Community 
College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. Edison Community 
College offers the general education portion of the degree 
and assists in the teaching of the vision care courses. The 
certificate is granted by Hillsborough Community College. 
The program is deUvered via distance learning technology 
combined with campus based instruction. The laboratory 
courses are held in the new Vision Care Laboratory in the 
Kenneth P. Walker Health Sciences Building. 

This program prepares individuals to perform visual 
assessment, contact lens fitting and spectacle dispensing 
while working closely with ophthalmologists and 
optometrists. Graduates may apply all credits to the 
Opticianry Degree. 

NOTE: This program has not been approved by the 
Florida Department of Education for transfer to other AS 
degrees in the State of Florida. It will, however, transfer to 
Hillsborough Community College's AS degrees. Students 
should speak to an HCC advisor concerning the transfer of 
this certificate to another institution. 

The Hillsborough Community College Opticianry 
Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry 
Accreditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

Computer Science Elective 1 

TOTAL 7 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 1 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Laboratory 1 2 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens 1 3 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2 

OPT 2461L Ophthalmic Dispensing II Laboratory 2 

OPT 1116 Geometric Optics 2 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 2 

OPT 2870 Ophthalmic Practicum 1 1 

OPT 2871 Ophthalmic Practicum II 1 

OPT 2462 Opthalmic Dispensing III 2 

OPT 2462L Ophthalmic Dispensing III Laboratory ....2 

OPT 2942L Opticianry Clinic I Laboratory 2 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory 1 2 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Theory I Laboratory 2 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

OPT 2501 Contact Lens Theory II 2 

OPT 2501L Contact Lens Theory II Laboratory 2 

OPT 2943L Opticianry Clinic II Laboratory 2 

OPT 2872 Ophthalmic Practicum III 1 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Laboratory 1 2 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory II A 

TOTAL 41 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



48 




117 



NETWORK SPECIALIST 



The Network Specialist College Certificate is 
designed to prepare students for entry level employment as 
a local area network (LAN) administrator. Upon comple- 
tion of this program, students will be able to design, 
implement and manage local area network clients and 
servers. 

The students will be trained utilizing industry stan- 
dards, business platforms and operating systems. To enable 
the student to work effectively in modem business envi- 
ronments, the program stresses the development of skills 
in written and oral communication, human relations, man- 
agement and business operations. Course work in this 
program articulates into the Associate in Science Degree in 
Networking Services Technology. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

TOTAL 3 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

CDA 1005 Networking 1 3 

CDA 2500 Networking II 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

CGS 2260 Computer Hardware and Software 

Maintenance 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 3 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming... 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

*OST 1 140 Computer Keyboarding 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills ._3 

TOTAL 28 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



*Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



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OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 



The Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician college credit 
certificate is made possible via an inter-institutional agree- 
ment between Edison Community College and 
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, 
Florida. Edison Community College offers the general 
education portion of the degree and assists in the teaching 
of the vision care courses. The certificate is granted by 
Hillsborough Community College. The program is deliv- 
ered via distance learning technology combined with 
campus based instruction. The laboratory courses are held 
in the new Vision Care Laboratory in the Kenneth P. 
Walker Health Sciences Building. 

This program teaches surfacing, finishing and other 
related tasks necessary to fabricate prescription eyewear. It 
prepares individuals to work in a wholesale or retail 
optical laboratory. Graduates may apply all credits from 
this certificate to the Opticianry Degree. 

NOTE: This program has not been approved by the 
Florida Department of Education for transfer to other AS 
degrees in the State of Florida. It will, however, transfer to 
Hillsborough Community College's AS degrees. Students 
should speak to an HCC advisor concerning the transfer of 
this certificate to another institution. 

The Hillsborough Community College Opticianry 
Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry 
Accreditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

Computer Science Elective 1 

Speech Communications Elective 1 

TOTAL 8 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory 1 1 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 1 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Laboratory 1 2 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens 1 3 

OPT 1430L Ophthalmic Laboratory II 2 

OPT 1431L Ophthalmic Laboratory III 2 

OPT 2432L Ophthalmic Laboratory IV .Jl 

TOTAL 16 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24 




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PARAMEDIC (EMT-P) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 



The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to 
prepare the student to become a competent entry-level 
paramedic in the field of emergency medicine. Upon suc- 
cessful completion of the Paramedic Program, the 
Department of EMS will issue to the student the necessary 
paperwork required to submit to the Florida State EMS 
Office to apply for the Florida State Paramedic 
Certification examination. 

During the Paramedic Program, students will be 
required to complete a two (2) week rotation in an operat- 
ing room of a local hospital. This rotation is in addition to 
scheduled class laboratory hours. Purchase of an EMS 
uniform shirt and professional liability insurance are 
required. Students must provide transportation to and from 
the clinical sites as required. 

The EMT-Paramedic Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Conrunittee 
on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the 
Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Admission requirements are as follows: FCELPT 
testing (or equivalent). All college preparatory 
courses, if applicable, must be completed prior to 
enrollment into the Paramedic Certificate Program. 
All students are encouraged to utilize the SAIL 
Program prior to FCELPT testing. Evidence of current 
Florida EMT-Basic certification (or eligible for certi- 
fication-must be Florida certified within 90 days of 
beginning of EMS 267 1 ), a grade point average of 2.0 
or higher, and current CPR Certification. BSC 1093C 
with a minimum grade of "C" must be completed 
prior to registration into EMS 267 1 . Declare student 
status: Paramedic Certificate Program PSVC EMTP 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

BSC 1093C Anatomy & Physiology 1 5 

EMS 2671 Paramedic 1 3 

EMS 2671L Paramedic! Lab 2 

EMS 2672 Paramedic II 3 

EMS 2672L Paramedic II Lab 2 

EMS 2673 Paramedic III 4 

EMS 2674 Paramedic IV 4 

EMS 2675 Paramedic V 3 

EMS 2675L Paramedic V Lab 2 

EMS 2654 Paramedic Field Internship I 2 

EMS 2655 Paramedic Field Internship II 2 

EMS 2656 Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

EMS 2649 Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

EMS 2647 Advanced Airway Management .^2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 42 




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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 



The Small Business Management certificate is 
designed to prepare students to become small business 
owners and managers in specialized areas. Course work in 
this program articulates into the Associate in Science 
Degree in Business Administration and Management. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

GST 2335 Business Communications 3 

ACG 1002 Microcomputer Accounting 

Applications 3 

SBM 2000 Small Business Management 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MTB 1103 Business Mathematics ^ 

TOTAL 22 

SPECIALIZATIONS: _9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 31 




Specialization electives may be chosen from one of 
the following areas: Hospitality, International Business, 
Banking, Customer Service or Marketing. 

Credit 
Hours 

Hospitality Specialization 

HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality 

Management 3 

HFT 2410 Front Office Procedures 3 

Electives (HFT or FSS) .3^ 

TOTAL 9 

Customer Service Specialization 

MKA 1161 Introduction to Customer Service 3 

Electives ..6 

TOTAL 9 

International Business Specialization 

INR 2002 International Relations 3 

BAN 2155 International Banking and Finance 3 

Electives ^ 

TOTAL 9 

Marketing Specialization 

MAR 2011 Marketing 3 

MKA 1511 Advertising and Sales Promotion 3 

MKA 2021 Salesmanship ^ 

TOTAL 9 

Banking Specialization 

BAN 1004 Principles of Banking 3 

BAN 1800 Law and Banking Principles 3 

Electives 3 

TOTAL 9 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from any GST, Business, 
Hospitality, Management, Customer Service, 
Computer Technology, Banking, Finance, or Real 
Estate courses. 



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TURF EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY 



The Turf Equipment Technology one-year certificate 
program is designed to prepare students to become 
employed as turf equipment managers. The core classes 
within this program are structured to help the students 
establish and maintain a comprehensive knowledge base 
with respect to all golf course related equipment manage- 
ment issues. These courses also help the students to gain a 
high degree of proficiency in the language of the turfgrass 
industry. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this 
Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

GCO 1201 Basic Golf Course Mechanics 3 

GCO 1202 Basic Golf Course Mechanics 11 3 

GCO 1211C Turf Equipment Diagnostics I 3 

GCO 1212C Turf Equipment Diagnostics II 3 

GCO 1220 Turf Equipment Sharpening and 

Grinding 3 

GCO 1242 Turf Equipment Paints and Painting 3 

GCO 1252C Turf Equipment Welding 3 

GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science 1 3 

GCO 1403 Principles of Turfgrass Science II 3 

GCO 1611 Golf Course Shop Management 1 3 

GCO 1612 Golf Course Shop Management II 3 

GCO 1942 Field Training in Turf Equipment 

Management 2 

GCO 2632 Golf Course Organization and 

Administration ..3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 38 




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VISUAL ASSESSMENT 



The Visual Assessment advanced technical certificate 
is made possible via an inter-institutional agreement 
between Edison Community College and Hillsborough 
Community College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. This 
advanced program is designed for those students who 
already have an AS Degree in Opticianry. Edison 
Community College offers the general education portion 
of the degree and assists in the teaching of the vision care 
courses. The certificate is granted by Hillsborough 
Community College. The program is delivered via dis- 
tance learning technology combined with campus based 
instruction. The laboratory courses are held in the new 
Vision Care Laboratory in the Kenneth P. Walker Health 
Sciences Building. 

This 1 1 -credit program provides training in Safety and 
Sports Vision, Low Vision and Refraction for individuals 
who have already earned an AS Degree in Opticianry. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

AS Degree in Opticianry 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Laboratory 2 

OPT 1225 Low Vision 3 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory II 1 

OPT 1666 Safety and Sports Vision ^ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 11 




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COURSE INFORMATION 

AND 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



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Course Information 



Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System 

Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System. 
This common numbering system is used by ail public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by twenty-six participating non-public insti- 
tutions. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses between participating institutions. 

Each participating institution controls the title, credit, and content of its own courses and recommends the first digit of the course 
number to indicate the level at which students normally take the course. Course prefixes and the last three digits of the course numbers are 
assigned by members of faculty discipline committees appointed for that purpose by the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. 
Individuals nominated to serve on these committees are selected to maintain a representative balance as to type of institution and discipline 
field or specialization. 

The course prefix and each digit in the course number have a meaning in the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS). The list 
of course prefixes and numbers, along with their generic titles, is referred to as the "SCNS taxonomy." Descriptions of the content of courses 
are referred to as "course equivalency profiles." 

Example of Course Identifler 
Prefix Level Code Century Digit Decade Digit Unit Digit Lab Code 

(first digit) (second digit) (third digit) (fourth digit) 



SYG 



1 







1 







Sociology 
General 



Freshman Level 
at this institution 



Entry-level 
General Sociology 



Survey Course Social Problems 



General Rule for Course Equivalencies 

Equivalent courses at different institutions are identified by 
the same prefixes and same last three digits of the course number 
and are guaranteed to be transferable between participating insti- 
tutions that offer the course, with a few exceptions. (Exceptions 
are listed below.) 

For example, a survey course in social problems is offered 
by 31 different postsecondary institutions. Each institution uses 
"SYG_010" to identify its social problems course. The level 
code is the first digit and represents the year in which students 
normally take the course at a specific institution. In the SCNS 
taxonomy, "SYG" means "Sociology, General," the century digit 
"0" represents "Entry-level General Sociology," the decade digit 
"1" represents "Survey Course," and the unit digit "0" represents 
"Social Problems." 

In science and other areas, a "C" or "L" after the course 
number is known as a lab indicator. The "C" represents a com- 
bined lecture and laboratory course that meets in the same place at 
the same time. The "L" represents a laboratory course or the lab- 
oratory part of a course, having the same prefix and course number 
without a lab indicator, which meets at a different time or place. 

Transfer of any successfully completed course from one 
institution to another is guaranteed in cases where the course to 
be transferred is equivalent to one offered by the receiving insti- 
tution. Equivalencies are established by the same prefix and last 
three digits and comparable faculty credentials at both institu- 
tions. For example, SYG 1010 is offered at a community 
college. The same course is offered at a state university as SYG 
2010. A student who has successfully complete SYG 1010 at the 
community college is guaranteed to receive transfer credit for 
SYG 2010 at the state university if the student transfers. The 
student cannot be required to take SYG 2010 again since SYG 
1010 is equivalent to SYG 2010. Transfer credit must be 
awarded for successfully completed equivalent courses and used 
by the receiving institution to determine satisfaction of require- 
ments by transfer students on the same basis as credit awarded to 
the native students. It is the prerogative of the receiving institu- 
tion, however, to offer transfer credit for courses successfully 
completed which have not been designated as equivalent. 



No Laboratory 
component 



The Course Prefix 

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major 
division of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or sub- 
category of knowledge. The prefix is not intended to identify the 
department in which a course is offered. Rather, the content of a 
course determines the assigned prefix to identify the course. 

Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses 

State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.024(1 9), Florida 
Administrative Code, reads: 

When a student transfers among postsecondary institutions 
that are fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting 
agency recognized by the United States Department of Education 
and that participate in the common course designation and num- 
bering system, the receiving institution shall award credit for 
courses satisfactorily completed at the previous participating 
institutions when the courses are judged by the appropriate 
common course designation and numbering system faculty task 
forces to be academically equivalent to courses offered at the 
receiving institution, including equivalency of faculty creden- 
tials, regardless of the public or nonpublic control of the previous 
institution. The award of credit may be limited to courses that are 
entered in the course numbering system. Credits so awarded 
shall satisfy institutional requirements on the same basis as 
credits awarded to native students. 

Exceptions to the General Rule for Equivalency 

The following courses are exceptions to the general rule for 
course equivalencies and may not transfer. Transferability is at 
the discretion of the receiving institution: 

A. Courses in the 900-999 series(e.g., ART 2905) 

B. Internships, practica, clinical experiences, and study abroad 
courses 

C. Performance or studio courses in Art, Dance, Theater, and 
Music 

D. Skills courses in Criminal Justice 

E. Graduate courses 

F. Courses not offered by the receiving institution 

College preparatory and vocational preparatory course may 
not be used to meet degree requirements and are not transferable. 

Questions about the Statewide Course Numbering System 
should be directed to Kathleen Castagna at the Office of the 
District Vice President, Academic Affairs, Edison College. The 
website may be accessed at http://scns.fldoe.org 



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Course Descriptions 



ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY 

ACG 1001 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I- A A 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Introduction to basic financial accounting principles and 
their application to current business practices for single 
proprietorships. Major emphasis is placed on the account- 
ing cycle, current assets and liabilities, merchandising 
and inventory, non-current assets and payroll. 

ACG 2011 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 

Continuation of financial accounting principles for part- 
nerships and corporations. Major emphasis is placed on 
stockholder's equity, long-term liabilities, subsidiaries, 
statement of cash flow, and analysis of financial state- 
ments. 

ACG 2071MANAGERLVLACCOUNTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

Introduction to basic managerial accounting principles 
and their application to current business practices for all 
forms of business organizations. Emphasis is placed on 
product costing, responsibility accounting and perform- 
ance evaluation, budgeting, decision analysis, and just-in- 
time philosophy. 

ACG 2500 GOVERNMENTAL AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT 
ACCOUNTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

This course covers definitions and operations of the 
various funds used in Government and non-profit 
accounting: 1) fund accounting principles and concepts; 
2) record keeping requirements; 3) various tax reporting 
requirements and forms. 

RMI 2001 PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers basic principles and concepts relating 
to risk management as it relates to personal and business 
environments. The major areas of instruction include 
property/casualty, life, and health. 

TAX 2000 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 or permission of instructor. 

This course presents federal income tax as it applies to 
individuals, with limited coverage of corporate tax and 
partnership information returns. Students prepare a com- 
prehensive joint income tax return. Current tax law is also 
covered. 



TAX 2010 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

This course is a continuation of Federal Tax Accounting I 
dealing with Federal taxation of partnerships, corpora- 
tions, estates, trusts and other selected topics. It is 
intended to provide the level of knowledge necessary to 
pass the Enrolled Agents' Examination sponsored by the 
Internal Revenue Service. 

TAX 2401 TRUSTS, ESTATES, AND GIFTS: ACCOUNT- 
ING AND TAXATION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: TAX 2000 or permission of instructor. 

This course covers definitions and operations of the 
various fiduciary forms of wealth transfer including: I) 
fiduciary accounting principles and concepts; 2) record 
keeping requirements; 3) various tax reporting require- 
ments, forms, and calculations. 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 

(See Science) 

ANTHROPOLOGY 

ANT 1410 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHRO- 
POLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the basic concepts and methods of cul- 
tural anthropology. Comparisons between tribal and statal 
cultures are emphasized to give a total perspective to the 
explanation of human behavior. (I) 

ANT 1511 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHRO- 
POLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A comparative approach to human culture, personality 
and social systems with close attention given to non- 
Western cultures and societies. 



ART 



ARH 1000 ART APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

An introductory course about the visual arts. Emphasis on 
the analysis of medium and technique, discussion of the 
social context for art-making, and the recognition of 
selected art movements. Includes classes in the Edison 
Gallery of Fine Art and includes visits to galleries. 

ARH 1050 HISTORY OF ART I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architec- 
ture) from prehistoric times to the European Renaissance. 
(I) 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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ARH 1051 HISTORY OF ART II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architec- 
ture) from the European Renaissance to the present. (1) 

ARH 1950 INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN ART AND 
ARCHITECTURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor; reservation 
for Edison Humanities Study Tour. 

A combination of classroom instruction with a guided 
tour of European art museums and galleries plus architec- 
tural sites. Students are accompanied by the instructor on 
this tour, and seminars are conducted in Europe. While 
the course is not a detailed survey of historical styles, it 
provides the student with an introductory experience to 
the richness and diversity of European visual arts. A paper 
is required and a written examination is given at the end 
of the tour. (1) 

ARH 2052 ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines the greatest works of the Western 
visual tradition, highlighting issues of social context, 
form and iconography. 

ART 1201C BASIC DESIGN-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides a basic foundation in two-dimen- 
sional design. Fundamental design problems common to 
the visual arts will also be studied. 



ART 



ART 



ART 



ART 



1203C THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 

(SCULPTURE)-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides an introduction to concepts, tools 
and materials relative to sculptural form and expression. 

1300C DRAWING I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is a practical inquiry into the processes and 
potentialities of drawing through the investigation of ele- 
ments, media, materials and concepts. 

1301C DRAWING II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 1300C or permission of the 

instructor. 

This course is a continuation of the experiences encoun- 
tered in Drawing I with more complex problems and 
options. 

2500C PAINTING I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 1201C, 1300C or permission of the 

instructor. 

This course is a studio course in visual problem-solving 
through experience with materials and concepts common 
to easel painting. 



ART 2501 C PAINTING II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 25 IOC or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of Painting I with emphasis 
on individual experimentation. 

ART 2600C INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 

ART-AA(**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

A practical introductory course utilizing the personal 
computer for the creation of art and graphics. Projects 
will be produced using the objectives of fundamental 
visual design concepts and their application through 
machine-generated graphics technology. 

ART 2601 C INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER ART-AA (**) 
4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 2600C or permission of instructor. 

This is an advanced course concerned with practical 
design concepts and the utilization of the computer for art 
and graphics as a tool, from conception to final hard copy. 

ART 2750C CERAMICS I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

An introductory course that encompasses the basic 
ceramics processes, instruction in clay mixing, forming 
(coil, slab and wheel), glazing, kiln construction and 
firing. 

ART 2751C CERAMICS II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 2110C or permission of the 
instructor. 

A continuing study in designing ceramic objects as well 
as the making of clay, formulating glazes, and loading 
and unloading kilns. 

PGY 2401C PHOTOGRAPHY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is an introduction to basic aspects of black 
and white photography. Camera, lighting, film process- 
ing, printing and presentation are studied. Technical print- 
ing as well as the aesthetics of photography will be 
emphasized. This course requires a manual 35mm camera 
and the purchase of darkroom supplies. 

PGY 2410C PHOTOGRAPHY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of Photography I. Exposure, 
negative development, printing, chemistry, composing 
and personal expression are emphasized. 

ASTRONOMY 



(See Science) 



BIOLOGY 



(See Science) 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



BANKING AND FINANCE 



(See Business/Management/Finance) 



BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 



(See Drafting and Design) 



BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT/FINANCE 

ACG 1002 MICROCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING 
APPLICATIONS-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Microcomputer Accounting Applications is a stand-alone, 
introductory computerized accounting course. The course 
is intended to provide business students with the basics of 
accounting while introducing them to an automated 
accounting system. This course is not a prerequisite to 
Financial Accounting I, nor is it a requisite to the AS 
degree in Accounting Technology. 

BAN 1004 PRINCIPLES OF BANKING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the fundamentals of banking. 

BAN 1501 MONEY AND BANKING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course emphasizes the practical aspects of money 
and banking, and the basic monetary theory needed by the 
banking student to apply knowledge to a particular job. 
Historical treatment is kept to a minimum. Emphasis is 
also placed on such problems as economic stabilization, 
types of spending, the role of gold, limitations of central 
bank control, government fiscal policy, balance of pay- 
ments and foreign exchange. 

BAN 1605 COMMUNICATIONS FOR BANKERS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a course on oral and written communications for 
bankers. The first half of the course concentrates on oral 
communications, addresses identification and analysis of 
the message and the respondent, and focuses on personal 
communications trouble spots. Using cross-evaluation 
and peer reaction, emphasis is on both the goal of the 
communication and the reaction of the listener. The 
second half of the course utihzes a "thought pattern 
development" approach in addressing the logical organi- 
zation and writing of letters and reports. Orienting the 
letter or report to the purpose and recipient is emphasized 
as a means of getting results from written communica- 
tions. The course is designed for persons in lower to mid- 
level management in the banking field, but can be applied 
by all students. 



BAN 1800 LAW AND BANKING PRINCIPLES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides information on banking law and 
legal issues with special emphasis on the Uniform 
Commercial Code. A summary of the laws pertaining to 
contracts, real estate and bankruptcy, and the legal impli- 
cations of consumer lending is presented. 

BAN 1801 LAW AND BANKING APPLICATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

An introduction to the laws pertaining to secured transac- 
tions, letters of credit and bank collection process. 
Includes material on check losses and a broad range of 
legal issues related to the processing of checks, as well as 
collateral, perfection and default. Case histories are used 
extensively. 

BAN 1231 COMMERCIAL LENDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of the commercial 
lending function. It is targeted to management trainees 
and junior management, and is divided into commercial 
lending overview, the lending process, portfolio manage- 
ment, and regulation and business development. Some 
specific topics include the commercial loan customer, 
types of commercial loans, the loan decision process 
(information gathering, analysis), cost analysis, control 
and profitability, and the regulatory and legal environ- 
ment. 

BAN 2114 DEPOSIT OPERATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines the deposit operations of banks in 
the context of the U.S. payments system. It explores how 
banks operate relative to their deposit-taking activities 
and management of deposited funds. Emphasis is on 
system rather than product or instrument. Also studied is 
the impact of the external environment on determining 
why banks operate the way they do. Government rules 
and regulations and the future of America's payment 
mechanisms are also covered. 

BAN 2155 INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND 
FINANCE-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the student to international 
banking with an emphasis on lending concepts, interna- 
tional financial instruments, the Eurodollar market and 
foreign exchange conversion methods. 

BAN 2210 ANALYZING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 

This course is a practical means of discovering how 
financial data are generated and their limitations; tech- 
niques for analyzing the flow of business funds; and 
methods for selecting and interpreting financial ratios. It 
also presents analytical tools for predicting and testing 
assumptions about a firm's performance. 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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BAN 2240 CONSUMER LENDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents techniques of installment lending. 
Emphasis is placed on establishing credit, obtaining and 
checking information, servicing the loan, and collecting 
the amounts due. Each phase of a bank's installment 
credit operation is carefully scrutinized. Other topics dis- 
cussed are inventory financing, special loan programs, 
business development and advertising, and the pubUc 
relations aspect of installment lending. 

BAN 2400 THE TRUST BUSINESS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of the trust department 
in banks, including how the trust department fits into the 
overall banking business, the services it provides, and in 
general, how these services are delivered. The changing 
role of the trust department is also highlighted. 

BAN 2405 TRUST OPERATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

The purpose of this course is to discuss the concepts and 
ideas that comprise the various trust functions and to 
translate them into workable procedures. The course is 
divided into three segments: 1) The securities business, 
which gives a firm grounding in securities investments; 2) 
trust services, which focuses on the role of financial insti- 
tutions in providing trust services; and 3) trust accounting 
concepts and functions, the procedures used in a trust 
department to keep track of the cash and assets that move 
in and out of the accounts each day. 



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2511 MARKETING FOR BANKERS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides a thorough understanding of basic 
marketing principles and theory and their practical appli- 
cation to the banking industry. 

2241 BUSINESS LAW I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop the student's under- 
standing of the law as a social force which directs and 
guides both business and the consumer. Major emphasis 
will be law as it pertains to torts, governmental regula- 
tion, consumer protection, contracts, sales, warranties, 
personal property and bailments. 

2242 BUSINESS LAW II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BUL 2241 or permission of instructor. 

This course provides an analysis in law as it relates to 
commercial paper, secured transactions, insurance, bank- 
ruptcy, partnerships, corporations, real property, wills, 
trusts and other related subjects. 

2000 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the 
principles of finance as applied to the operations of a 
profit-seeking (non-bank) firm. Major points of emphasis 
are measuring needs for acquiring, and using business 
funds. Case studies will be used to illustrate the process 
of financial management. 

(*) Preparatory credit, does not 
(**) Offered if 



FIN 2100 PERSONAL FINANCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course designed to acquaint the student with personal 
and family financial planning. Topics to be covered 
include the objectives of personal financial planning, 
setting up and maintaining records, budgeting, develop- 
ing and managing income, consumer expenditures, safe- 
guarding resources, investing for retirement, income tax 
considerations and estate planning. 

GEB 1011 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides a general outline of the nature of 
business, including ownership, management, and organi- 
zation. Business operations, such as finance and decision- 
making controls are emphasized. The legal and regulatory 
environment in which business operates is examined. 

GEB 1949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE I-AA 
Prerequisite: Permission to register 
from the Internship Coordinator. 3 Credits 

This course offers a blended learning work experience in 
a cooperative program between Edison Community 
College, students and local employers. Students may use 
current employment or seek desired employment or vol- 
unteer experiences to incorporate their academic learning 
into a real-world work experience. Participation and eli- 
gibility is determined by the Internship Coordinator. 
Students in most programs of study are eligible. This 
course requires verified work hours and a final summary 
report at the end of the internship experience. Each 
student participates in the development of an approved 
individual learning plan. The student's work habits and 
experiences are evaluated by the Internship Coordinator 
at regular intervals and a final grade is based on approved 
criteria. Students may register for the course at any time 
during the semester and are not limited by semester time 
frames. 

GEB 2949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE II-AA 

Prerequisite: Completion of GEB1949 Internship 
Work Experience I and permission from the Intern- 
ship Coordinator. 

HFT 1000 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MAN- 
AGEMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course traces the growth and development of the 
hospitality industry. Emphasis on the operational units of 
a hospitality organization such as food and beverage, per- 
sonnel, accounting, and sales. Various hospitality organi- 
zations will be discussed with regard to career opportuni- 
ties, including hotels/motels, restaurants, clubs, travel 
agencies, cruise ships, institutional services, and recre- 
ational parks. Current and new management concepts and 
practices are presented. 



count toward a degree or certificate 
sufficient demand. 



HFT 1050 TOURISM AND THE HOSPITALITY 
INDUSTRY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course takes a cross-disciphnary approach to exam- 
ining tourism. The social science perspective provides 
students with the kind of practical knowledge that can be 
effectively applied to the hospitality industry. 

HFT 1210 HUMAN RELATIONS AND SUPERVISORY 
DEVELOPMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides information relating to the recruit- 
ment and selection of new staff, the handling of difficult 
employees, motivating employees and conducting per- 
formance evaluations. 

HFT 1602 ETHICS IN HOSPITALITY 
MANAGEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with an understanding of 
the ethical issues m hospitality management, and helps 
them develop high ethical business standards. 

HFT 2276 RESORT MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course offers a complete approach to the operation of 
resort properties. Beginning with historical development, 
details are presented in planning, financial investment 
management, and marketing that deal with the unique 
nature of the resort business. The course also examines 
the future of the condominium, time-sharing, technologi- 
cal change, and the increased cost of energy and trans- 
portation. 

HFT 2313 HOTEL/MOTEL PROPERTY 
MANAGEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers all phases of property management, 
including pest control, security, parking, maintenance, 
laundry, fire prevention, pools, tennis courts, care of guest 
rooms and public space, with emphasis on equipment, 
personnel and modem innovations. 

HFT 2410 FRONT OFFICE PROCEDURES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course traces the flow of activities and functions per- 
formed in today's lodging operations with a comparison 
of manual, machine assisted, and computer based 
methods for each front office function. 

HFT 2463 HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY ACCOUNTING 
FOR MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the accounting concerns and tech- 
niques necessary for managerial decisions in the hospital- 
ity industry. 

HFT 2500 TOURISM DESTINATION MARKETING-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: HFT 1050 

This course provides an understanding of the factors that 
influence peoples' decisions to select among competing 
destinations for leisure, business and convention travel. 
Topics include research and development of an area-wide 
marketing plan. 



HFT 2501 HOSPITALITY SALES PROMOTION- AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents a practical understanding of the 
operating statement and precisely where, how, and why 
the sales effort fits into the total earnings and profit 
picture of a hospitality operation. Emphasis is on produc- 
ing business profits. 

HFT 2600 HOSPITALITY LAW-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an awareness of the rights and 
responsibilities that the law grants to or imposes upon 
employees of the hospitality industry, and illustrates the 
possible consequences of failure to satisfy legal obliga- 
tions. 

HFT 2750 CONVENTION MANAGEMENT AND 
SERVICES-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course defines the scope and various segments of the 
convention market, explains what is required to meet 
individual needs, and most importantly, explores methods 
and techniques that lead to better service. 

MAN 2021 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents basic management principles and 
theory, including the history, progress and functions of 
management. The relation of management principles to 
operations and the management process in business are 
emphasized. 

MAN 2043 MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR 
IMPROVEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides managerial students with the theo- 
retical and hands-on training in the process of continuous 
leadership improvement through identifying, analyzing, 
and solving problems that will positively impact on cus- 
tomer satisfaction. Management quality is presented in a 
manner that emphasizes principles and practices, includ- 
ing excellence, efficiency, and effectiveness. 

MAN 2241 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAN 2021 or equivalent recommended. 

This course provides students with an understanding of 
the human processes in formal organizations, utilizing 
individual and group exercises which simulate behavioral 
dynamics of organizations. Content areas include conflict 
resolution, communication, leadership, planning and 
control, as well as other organizational processes. 

SBM 2000 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Small business firms constitute an important part of 
today's business system. This course focuses on the need 
for small business firms to anticipate and adjust promptly 
to significant shifts, customer demands, competitors' 
actions and public expectations. Emphasis is on improv- 
ing the quality of small firm management and should con- 
tribute to the success of individual firms. 



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MAR 2011 MARKETING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of marketing principles and their 
relationship to product, price, promotion and distribution. 
The interrelationship between marketing and other busi- 
ness operations of the firm is included. 

MAR 2141 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND 
BUSINESS PRACTICES-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to the concepts of mar- 
keting which are unique to international business. 
Students investigate product development, channel 
systems, organizational alternatives, business practices 
and customs, and legal issues, as they relate to the world 
market. 

MKA 1161 INTRODUCTION TO CUSTOMER 
SERVICE-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides the student with the basic concepts 
and current trends in the customer service industry. 
Through actual case studies students analyze customer 
service strategies. 

MKA 1511 ADVERTISING AND SALES PROMOTION- 

AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course reviews all phases of sales promotion includ- 
ing advertising display, direct mail, radio and television. 
Emphasis is placed on creation of the message, selection 
of media, and the planning, coordinating, controlling, and 
evaluation of the campaign. 

MKA 2021 SALESMANSHIP-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study and analysis of the fundamental 
concepts of selling and the role of sales in today's 
economy. Current techniques and vital principles of 
selling are taught. Opinions of sales executives, excerpts 
from job manuals, and company materials supplement the 
textbook. 

MNA 1804 APPLIED TECHNOLOGY-AS 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a full-time 
(900 or more clock hours) program at a vocational- 
technical school with the College District. Completion 
and submission of the application (Form No. BT-007) 
along with official verification of program completion 
(transcripts and certificates of completion). 

9 Credits 
This course serves as a vehicle to accept any applied tech- 
nology program (900 or more hours) completed in any of 
the Technical centers within the College District as spec- 
ified in the Business Administration and Management 
Articulation Agreement. 

MNA 2300 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to personnel administra- 
tion. Emphasis is placed on staff personnel activities and 
responsibilities of line management in personnel work. 



MNA 2345 SUPERVISIONAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to aid first-line supervisors in 
making a smooth transition from expert in a particular 
task to that of a supervisor who must produce results 
through the efforts of others. 

MTB 1103 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Placement testing. 

This basic course involves the study of percent calcula- 
tions used in taxes, insurance, wages, depreciation and 
retail mathematics. Emphasis is also placed on simple 
interest, present value at compound interest, annuities and 
amortization. 

REE 1040 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES AND LAW-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course presents the basic principles of real estate, 
property rights in real estate, ownership and leasing, 
property ownership, financing real estate, real estate bro- 
kerage and Florida real estate law. 

REE 2041 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE PRINCIPLES 
AND PRACTICES-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: REE 1040 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a prerequisite to licensing as a real estate 
broker in Rorida and deals with real estate appraisal, 
financing, investment and office management. Students 
are expected to have mastered the mechanics of filling out 
closing statements prior to registration as a broker. 
Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) rules apply. 

SLS 1331 PERSONAL BUSINESS SKILLS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to prepare students, business 
managers, and supervisors to meet the challenges in the 
business world. Students develop the skills necessary to 
understand and cope with life's challenges. Emphasis is 
placed on business entrepreneurship, job seeking skills, 
leadership skills, decision making skills, goal setting, 
problem solving, stress and time management, and other 
employability skills. It is recommended that students take 
this course near the end of their degree program. 

SVL nil TELLER OPERATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explains the importance of the teller in creat- 
ing and maintaining good customer relations; summarizes 
the requirements for check negotiability and acceptabil- 
ity; identifies the different types of savings account own- 
ership and the requirements for each; describes routine 
and special transactions handled by tellers; and outlines 
recommended procedures to follow in the event of fire, 
robbery or cash shortage. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



SVL 1221 MORTGAGE LENDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course describes the role of the loan department and 
how it relates to the total organization of the association; 
assesses the system of credit investigation and analysis; 
summarizes the standard procedures an association 
follows to maintain a loan from closing to the date it is 
paid off; evaluates the essential characteristics of loans 
made for construction; apartment, condominium and 
commercial loans; distinguishes between conventional 
and FHAA'A loans; assesses the role of savings associa- 
tions in the secondary mortgage market. 

CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 

CVT 1200 CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY-AS 

4 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: RET 1024, RET 1616C, RET 1821L 

This course is designed to provide the cardiovascular 
technology student with a foudation of the pharmacology 
needed to function in clinical experiences. This includes 
classifications of medications, modes of action, indica- 
tions, contraindications, and their effect on the cardiovas- 
cular system and cardiac patients. The course also pre- 
pares the student to recognize basic cardiac arrythmias, 
understand basic radiographic theory, safety, protection 
and cardiac catheterization laboratory equipment. 

CVT 2420C INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY IAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Corequisites: CVT 2840L, CVT 2620C 

This course introduces the student to the specific proce- 
dures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory 
and the use of the resulting data for patient diagnosis. 
Additional topics include aseptic techniques, sterihzation, 
patient assessment, radiography, pharmacology, cardiac 
wave forms, coronary artery anatomy, equipment and 
tools utilized in cardiac catheterization, hemodynamic 
data and analysis, right and left heart caths, complications 
and treatments that may occur during cardiac catheteriza- 
tion procedures. Students will practice cardiac catheteriza- 
tion procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab on campus. 

CVT 2421 C INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY HAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2420C, CVT 2840L, CVT 2620C 
Corequisite: CVT 2841L 

This course is designed to tie together cardiac disease 
processes with diagnostic and interventional cardiac 
catheterization procedures. Students will be presented 
with classifications and the use of equipment and tech- 
niques used in invasive cardiology. An in-depth presenta- 
tion of various cardiac diseases including coronary artery 
disease, angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, valve 
diseases, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disorders, arryth- 
mias, congenital anomalies and repair procedures is also 
presented. Additionally, students learn the various calcu- 
lations performed in the cath lab including cardiac 
outputs, vascular resistance, valve areas and shunts. 



CVT 2620C NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY 
TECHNOLOGY IAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Corequisites: CVT 2840L, CVT 2420C 
This course presents an introduction to non-invasive car- 
diology and those tests performed in this area. In addition, 
normal and abnormal heart rhythms, ECG acquisition and 
analysis, patient safety, stress testing, Holter monitoring 
and an introduction in echocardiography is presented. 

CVT 2621 C NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY 
TECHNOLOGY HAS (elective) 
3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2620C, CVT 2420C, CVT 2840L 
Corequisites: CVT 2841L, CVT 2421C 
This course presents an in-depth view of echocardiogra- 
phy. A didactic foundation for echocardiography is pre- 
sented with provisions available for further study of this 
complex technique including 2-D, M-Mode, continuous, 
pulse wave, and color Doppler techniques. 

CVT 2840L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM H-AS 

18 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Corequisites: CVT 2420C, CVT 2620C 

Clinical experience in all procedures performed in the 
cardiovascular laboratories, including use of equipment, 
performing tests and patient care as it relates to the car- 
diovascular areas with emphasis on cardiac catheteriza- 
tion, ECG, stress testing, Holter monitoring and an intro- 
duction to echocardiography. 

CVT 2841L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM HI-AS 

26 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2840L, CVT 2420C, CVT 2620C 
Corequisite: CVT 2421C 

This course is designed for students to gain more in-depth 
clinical experience in invasive cardiology including pre 
and post cath activities, cardiovascular techniques, hemo- 
dynamic monitoring, intra aortic balloon pump, and 
cardiac output measurements. Clinical practice in the 
cardiac catheterization lab includes circulating, scrub- 
bing, recording and manipulating the imaging equipment 
during both diagnostic and interventional catheterization 
procedures. 

CVT 2842L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM FV-AS 

36 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2841L, CVT 2421C, RET 2244 
Corequisite: CVT 1920 

This course is designed for students to gain additional 
clinical experience and polish their skills in the cardiac 
catheterization laboratory performing all duties involved 
in diagnostic and interventional cases. 



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CVT 2920 CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST AS A 
PROFESSIONAL-AS 

4 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All CVT Courses 
Corequisite: CVT 2842L 

The professional relationship of the cardiovascular tech- 
nologist to other health professionals is presented, along 
with a basic format for research. Resume preparation and 
interview skills are also discussed. Students also present 
case studies and receive instruction and testing in 
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). 

CHEMISTRY 

(See Science) 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND 

ANALYSIS/ INTERNET SERVICES/ 

NETWORKING 

CDA 1005 NETWORKING IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This is an introductory course in computer networking 
concepts. Students gain a basic understanding of local 
area networks, and networking hardware and software. 
Network planning, security and user training is covered. 

CDA 2500 NETWORKING n-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course is a continuation of CDA 1005. This course 
emphasizes design, manageability, security, capacity, 
installation and interoperability of networks, and training 
users of networks. The student will learn analysis and 
design techniques, as well as hands-on experience in 
installing and troubleshooting different networks. 

CDA 2524 NETWORKING III-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course examines the Internet services and technolo- 
gies as implemented on the Network Operating System 
(NOS) of Linux. Students are guided through the basics 
of the network operating system, installation of system 
software and applications software, and tools for network 
and system administration. Internet technologies includ- 
ing Domain Name Service, CGI bins for WWW servers 
and virtual web hosting are explored. Students install and 
configure several Internet services including PPP, DNS, 
Web Servers, virtual machines, ftp and email. 

CDA 2525 NETWORKING IV-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course emphasizes design, installation, and manage- 
ment of WANs and LANs using routers and routed proto- 
cols. The students install and configure multi-protocol 



routers and hosts for IP, Novell and Appletalk. Remote 
access technologies including ISDN and V.90 are intro- 
duced and communications servers installed and config- 
ured. The use and configuration of firewalls and proxy 
servers is explained. 

CGS 1000 COMPUTER LITERACY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to basic computer concepts 
and computer technology for students who are not com- 
puter science, engineering, or MIS majors. It is an up-to- 
date survey of information processing technology, com- 
puter hardware and software systems, and computer 
applications. This class provides the background for stu- 
dents to make knowledgeable decisions about their future 
in the information technology world. 

CGS 1100 MICROCOMPUTER SKILLS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides beginning level learning in the use 
of modem microcomputer applications used in the busi- 
ness world. The course is progressive through disk oper- 
ating systems, word processing applications, electronic 
spreadsheets, database management system, and presen- 
tation software. In addition, students receive a basic foun- 
dation in business software applications. (This course 
may be taken as separate one credit courses: CGS 1560, 
CGS 1500, CGS 1510, or CGS 1540 or as a single four 
credit course.) 

CGS 1500 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to word processing appli- 
cations with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on microcom- 
puters. Course content includes how to create, edit, 
format, merge, move, delete, copy, extract, save, and print 
text files. 

CGS 1510 ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET 
APPLICATIONS-AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to electronic spreadsheet 
applications with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on microcom- 
puters. Course content includes how to create, edit, 
format, merge, move, copy, delete, extract, save, and print 
spreadsheet files to include writing formulas for custom 
applications. 

CGS 1540 DATABASE APPLICATIONS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to database management 
applications with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on microcom- 
puters. The course content includes how to create, format, 
edit, save, and access different database files to include an 
introductory explanation of the fourth generation lan- 
guages (4GL). 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



CGS 1560 DISK OPERATING SYSTEM-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to family microcomputers 
and how to use the operating system to harness the power 
of both software and hardware in a typical business 
systems environment. 

CGS 2260 COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 
MAINTENANCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course is designed to provide the student with a basic 
understanding of computer hardware and software and 
the interrelationship between the two. Students have an 
opportunity to assemble different hardware components, 
hard drives, modems, and memory chips; install software, 
including applications software and system software, and 
troubleshoot hardware and software conflicts. 

CGS 2511 ADVANCED SPREADSHEET COMPUTING- 

AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course provides the student with a detailed knowl- 
edge in the use of the most popular spreadsheet package 
for microcomputers. Students learn advanced program- 
ming techniques using macros, integration of interrelated 
spreadsheets, and advanced graphics techniques. 
Emphasis is placed on the student's completion of class 
projects in areas such as accounting and finance utilizing 
the various features of spreadsheet programming. 

CGS 2541 ADVANCED DATABASE COMPUTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course gives the student detailed knowledge in the 
use of the most popular database package for microcom- 
puters. Students acquire skills commensurate with profes- 
sional database usage in the business community. 
Subjects covered include the database environment con- 
trols, file expansion and merging, and advanced functions. 

CIS 2321 DATA SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or previous Visual Basic pro- 
gramming skills. 

This course introduces the analysis, design, implementa- 
tion and control of data systems for management. 
Students study the system development life cycle in 
depth. The course includes topics on methods of informa- 
tion storage and retrieval, forms design and control, 
system testing, and security. Topics on cost/benefit analy- 
sis and design, and development and implementation of 
new or replacement systems are discussed. 

COP 1000 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 

PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MGF 1106, or higher mathematics, 

and CGS 1000 or equivalent proficiency. 

This is a hands-on course covering computer program- 



ming fundamentals for computer science, engineering 
and information systems students. This course is techni- 
cal in nature, and examines language elements, control 
structures, input/output processing, file processing and 
data structures using a modem object-oriented program- 
ming language. 

COP 1224 PROGRAMMING WITH C++-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: COP 1000, PHI 2100, MGF 1106 or 
higher mathematics. 

This course introduces the student to structured program- 
ming techniques using C-t-+ programming language. 
Students learn object-oriented C++ syntax including 
arrays, variables, functions, expressions, and algorithms. 
The focus of this class is on object-oriented analysis and 
design. Course content is achieved through a combination 
of lecture and hands-on computer projects. 

COP 1822 - INTERNET PROGRAMMING - HTML - AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: COP 1000 

This course introduces students to the Hypertext Markup 
Language (HTML) and client side scripting. Students 
create Web pages using HTML, Dynamic HTML and 
JavaScript. 

COP 2172 ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC 
PROGRAMMING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or previous Visual Basic pro- 
gramming skills. 

Students will gain knowledge of various database con- 
cepts and how to use them within the framework of Visual 
Basic. Access and SQL will be used to create applications 
with Visual Basic. Students will also have the opportunity 
to use additional VB events and methods not covered in 
the introductory class. In addition, students will gain 
exposure to the API, and to creating Active X controls. 
Theory will be translated into problem solving and build- 
ing applications. 

COP 2222 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH C++- 
AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1224 

This course explores the advanced functions of program- 
ming using C++ programming language. Students cover 
advanced topics including trees, linked lists, interrupts, 
windows and object oriented programming. 

COP 2701 DATABASE PROGRAMMING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 

This course emphasizes creation of applications using 
Microsoft Access Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 
programming. Prior knowledge of database creation, 
design and query construction, along with Visual Basic, 
are necessary. The course will provide the student with 
technical skills necessary to program applications using 
VBA and ADO (ActiveX Data Objects). 



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COP 2800 JAVA PROGRAMMING - AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000, or equivalent proficiency, 
PHI 2100. 

This course introduces students to the Java programming 
language. Students create Java appHcations using object- 
oriented techniques as well as Java applets for Internet 
programming. 

COP 2823 INTERNET PROGRAMMING - SERVER- 
SIDE SCRIPTING - AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 and a basic understanding of 
the Internet and HTML. 

This course introduces students to concepts and tools 
used in server-side scripting for Internet based applica- 
tions. Students create scripts designed to run on a Web 
server using Active Server Pages (ASP), VBScript, 
Structured Query Language (SQL) and ActiveX Data 
Objects (ADO). 

COP 2830 INTERNET PROGRAMMING - ADVANCED 
SCRIPTING- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: COP 1822, COP 2823, COP 2800 

This course provides the student with advanced study of 
server-side scripting. Students are introduced to the Perl 
scripting language and students create server-side scripts 
using Perl and the Common Gateway Interface (CGI). 

CTS 1500 DESKTOP PUBLISHING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a "hands-on" course designed to provide 
students with a working knowledge of the concepts and 
applications of desktop publishing. The student learns 
how to utihze the main features of most desktop publish- 
ing software, including typefaces and type styles, graph- 
ics, fonts and type size. 

OST 1100 BEGINNING ELECTRONIC TYPING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides instruction in the touch system of 
electronic typewriter and computer keyboards and 
machine parts with emphasis on touch-typing. 
Development of manipulative skills necessary in tabula- 
tion and vertical and horizontal centering is presented. 
Basic production problems, including simple communi- 
cations, reports, and tabulations are presented. Students 
develop a basic speed of 25-35 words per minute (WPM). 

OST 1110 INTERMEDL^TE ELECTRONIC TYPING-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course covers the application of manipulative elec- 
tronic keyboarding skills to business typing problems and 
skill building drills. Students increase basic speed to 35- 
45 WPM. Mailable production drills, including business 
letters, other communication forms, manuscripts, reports, 
business forms, and tabulations are presented. 



OST 1140 COMPUTER KEYBOARDING- AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In this course students develop essential microcomputer 
keyboarding skills. Emphasis is on touch typing of alpha- 
betic and numeric keys and symbols. Students develop 
basic speed and accuracy skills. This course is designed 
as an introductory keyboarding course for the general 
student population. (Students pursuing an AS degree in 
Applications should take OST 1100) 

OST 2120 ADVANCED ELECTRONIC TYPING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 1110 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course covers the application of previously learned 
electronic typing and knowledge to office-style typing 
problems with emphasis on mailable production. Students 
increase speed to 45-55 WPM. 

OST 2335 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

Note: Basic knowledge of a word processing software 
program and keyboarding skills is extremely helpful. 
This course emphasizes the importance of communica- 
tion in business organizations. Students develop the basic 
knowledge and skills needed to solve oral communication 
problems and create successful written communication 
products. Grammar, punctuation usage and style princi- 
ples are applied in preparing written communications that 
meet the standards of business. Students learn to analyze 
a business problem, organize their ideas logically, and 
express ideas correctly and persuasively in written and 
oral form. Students compose and keyboard written busi- 
ness conrmiunications utilizing a computer word process- 
ing software program. 

OST 2714 WORD PROCESSING I-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 1110 or equivalent proficiency. 

This is an introductory course that develops basic skills in 
the use of word processing applications software. 
Students will learn text creation, editing, saving, printing, 
and formatting techniques using current word processing 
software. 

OST 2717 WORD PROCESSING II-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 2714 

This is a continuation of Word Processing I. Advanced 
word processing skills are developed using word process- 
ing applications software. Students learn to work with 
long documents, merging, advanced graphic and text 
enhancement techniques, and software integration. 

OST 2828 PRESENTATION SOFTWARE-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Note: Knowledge of Windows-based word processing 
software is suggested. 

This course is an introduction to presentation graphics 
using a presentation software application program. 
Students learn the basic skills necessary to design and 
create professional-looking presentations. 



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CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

CCJ 1010 INTRODUCTION TO CREMINOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a general orientation to the field of 
Criminology. Topics covered include development of 
delinquent and criminal behavior, initial handling of 
proper referrals and preventive police techniques. 
Specific poUce problems are studied, including addiction, 
the mentally ill, compulsive and habitual offenders. 
Special attention is given to the police handhng of juve- 
niles and youths. 

CCJ 1020 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL 
JUSTICE-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey course of the agencies and processes involved in 
the administration of justice. Interrelationships and func- 
tions of the legislature, law enforcement, prosecutor, 
courts, corrections, parole and probation are examined. 

CCJ 2500 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course will focus on etiology, recidivism, and pre- 
diction studies that relate to the field of juvenile delin- 
quency. Studies will include various methods of preven- 
tion, correctional treatment programs, diversion pro- 
grams, and juvenile offender rehabilitation. Also exam- 
ined are the roles of the police, the courts, and corrections 
as relating to the juvenile offender. 

CJC 1000 INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a comprehensive view of historical and 
philosophical treatment programs, and developments in 
the field of juvenile and adult corrections. Emphasis is 
placed on understanding the offender in the correctional 
system, with an examination of the correctional client, the 
non-institutional correctional system, agencies, and 
recidivism. 

CJC 1162 PROBATION AND PAROLE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the history of probation and parole 
highlighting the differences between the two. A study of 
current philosophy and practices are included. Particular 
emphasis is placed on the federal probation system and the 
structure of probation and parole in the State of Florida. 

CJD 1706 CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGAL I-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: Florida Criminal Justice Standards and 
Training Commission (CJSTC) Law Enforcement 
and/or Corrections Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Rorida 
law enforcement and corrections certification, and to sup- 
plement certification training as it relates to CCJ 1020 
Introduction to Criminal Justice and/or CJC 1000 Intro- 
duction to Corrections. Students are required to complete 



an introductory overview of the criminal justice system 
that includes the history of law and law enforcement, func- 
tions of the prosecutor and courts, history and philosophy 
of corrections, and theories of parole and probation. 

CJD 1707 CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGAL II-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Law Enforcement and/ 
or Corrections Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
law enforcement or corrections certification, and to sup- 
plement certification training as it relates to CJL 2100 
Criminal Law. Students study substantive criminal law 
and Supreme Court decisions as required by the Bill of 
Rights and appropriate constitutional amendments. Issues 
such as legality of arrest and confinement as well as cruel 
and unusual punishment are addressed. 

CJD 1726 LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGAL HI-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Law Enforcement and/ 
or Corrections Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
law enforcement certification or correction certification, 
and to supplement certification training as it relates to 
CJT 1110 Introduction to Crime Scene Technology. 
Students will study the history and evolution of scientific 
criminal investigation and analysis of evidence. 

CJD 1727 LAW ENFORCEMENT PATROL-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Law Enforcement 
Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
law enforcement certification and to supplement that 
training as it relates to CJL 2130 Criminal Procedure and 
Evidence. Students will study procedural law and 
Supreme Court interpretations as they affect patrol oper- 
ations, investigative functions, correctional rules and 
other legal issues. 

CJD 1729 LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Law Enforcement and/ 
or Corrections Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
law enforcement or corrections certification, and to sup- 
plement that training as it relates to CJT 2100 Criminal 
Investigative Techniques. Students study the history and 
evolution of scientific criminal investigation and various 
criminal events. The student will gain an understanding of 
the proper techniques for investigating crime. 

CJD 1748 CORRECTIONS OPERATIONS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Corrections 
Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
corrections certification, and to supplement that training as 
it relates to CCJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections. 
Students study the history and evolution of corrections and 
p)enology from medieval to modem times. Philosophies 
and theories of correctional science and how they may be 
used in modem treatment and rehabilitation programs are 
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CJD 2501 INSTRUCTOR TECHNIQUES-AS 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

This is a technical training course designed to provide the 
student with the fundamental knowledge of the tech- 
niques of instruction and the role of the instructor in the 
specialized field of criminal justice. Completion of this 
course does not warrant academy instructor certification 
or employment. 

CJE 1300 POLICE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines the principles of organization and 
administration in law enforcement function and activities, 
including planning and research, public relations, person- 
nel and training, inspection and control, and policy for- 
mation. 

CJL 2100 CRIMINAL LAW-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explores the nature, sources and types of 
criminal law, including the classification and analysis of 
crimes and criminal acts in general, as well as examina- 
tion of selected specific criminal offenses. 

CJL 2130 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND 
EVIDENCE- AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the principles, duties, and mechanics 
of criminal procedure as applied to important areas of 
arrest, force, and search and seizure. Study and evaluation 
of evidence and proof, kinds, degrees, admissibility, com- 
petence, and weight is also presented. Rules of evidence 
and procedure at the operational level in law enforcement 
are covered. 

CJT 1110 INTRODUCTION TO CRIME SCENE 
TECHNOLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic scientific techniques 
used in criminal investigation with special emphasis on 
the role of the evidence technician in solving crimes. 
While the more comprehensive facilities of a criminalis- 
tics laboratory are explored, major attention will be 
focused on the more limited portable devices available to 
the small enforcement unit. Pertinent criminal law and 
Supreme Court interpretations are covered as background 
materials for the consideration of types of physical evi- 
dence. 

CJT 2100 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE 
TECHNIQUES-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents criminal investigation procedures 
including theory of investigation, case preparation, spe- 
cific techniques for selected offenses, questioning of wit- 
nesses and suspects, and problems in criminal investiga- 
tion. 



CJT 2111C ADVANCED CRIME SCENE 
TECHNOLOGY-AS 

4 combination class and laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 1110 

This course covers advanced principles and theories in 
Crime Scene Technology. Specialized collection proce- 
dures of weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson, gun shot 
residue, blood splatter, and recovery of buried bodies and 
surface skeletons are studied. Methods used in the identi- 
fication and documentation of physical evidence, includ- 
ing the process of preservation are also covered. Data 
analysis, reporting, and plan of action development is 
emphasized. 

CJT 2113 COURTROOM PRESENTATION OF 
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 2100 

This course covers dress, grooming, speaking, listening 
and stress control during courtroom proceedings. Visual 
aid preparation and presentations of all evidence (com- 
monly referred to as "scientific evidence") collected at 
the crime scene are also included. Mock trial exercises are 
used. 

CJT 2141 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC 
SCIENCE-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course covers advanced principles and theories in 
Crime Scene Technology. The course studies methods 
used in the identification, documentation, and preserva- 
tion of physical evidence; the forensic value, handling, 
preservation, data analysis, reporting and plan of action 
development; testing and documentation of biological 
evidence; and potential health and safety hazards encoun- 
tered at a crime scene. Emergency procedures, as well as 
state and federal regulations are included. 

CJT 2220C CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY IAS 

3 combination class and laboratory hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 1110 

This course includes basic crime scene photography 
skills, including camera operation and exposure control, 
proficiency in relational photos and flash control for 
crime scene and evidentiary documentation. 

CJT 2221C CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY II-AS 

3 Credits 

This course expands upon concepts, knowledge and skills 
taught in Crime Scene Photography I, to include special 
light sources, filters and specialized equipment, including 
digital cameras and associated software and hand held 
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CJT 2241 LATENT FINGERPRINT DEVELOPMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CJT 1110 

This course emphasizes the techniques involved in detec- 
tion, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints 
from physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical 
methods and surfaces are analyzed and evaluated for 
proper appUcation in both theory and practice. 



DENTAL ASSISTING AND 
DENTAL HYGIENE 

DEA 0020 DENTAL ASSISTING I 

2 lecture hours 1 Credit 

Corequisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

This course is designed to provide the student with the 
ethical and legal aspects of dentistry, principles and pro- 
cedures of operative dentistry, local anesthesia, instru- 
ment identification and use, oral evacuation and tissue 
retraction techniques, charting, and patient management. 

DEA 0020L DENTAL ASSISTING I LABORATORY 

8 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Corequisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

Laboratory application of theory presented in DEA 0020. 
Emphasis is placed on developing skill competency for 
these procedures. Students develop skills in anticipating 
the needs of the dentist and assisting in four-handed 
dental procedures. 

DEA 0029 DENTAL ASSISTING U - DENTAL 
SPECLVLTIES 

2 lecture hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: Sequential courses from Fall term. 
Corequisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

This course utiUzes the basic knowledge and skills 
required in DEA 0020 to increase skill competency levels 
in operative dentistry with major emphasis given to prin- 
ciples and procedures of the dental specialties, including 
orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, prostodontics, 
pedodontics, and oral surgery. Patient care, management 
and diagnosis and treatment planning for each specialty 
area is presented. 

DEA 0029L DENTAL ASSISTING H DENTAL 
SPECIALTIES LABORATORY 
4 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Sequential courses from Fall term. 
Corequisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

Laboratory application of theory presented in DEA 0029. 
Emphasis is placed on developing skill competency for 
these procedures. Students develop skills in anticipating 
the needs of the dentist and assisting in four-handed 
dental procedures. 



DEA 0130 APPLIED DENTAL THEORY 

4 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All required Fall term courses. 
Corequisites: All Spring term courses. 

This course is designed to provide the student with basic 
knowledge of biomedical and dental sciences. The fol- 
lowing topics are covered: microorganisms and their rela- 
tionship to the human body, facial development, tooth 
development (histology) and basic knowledge of oral 
pathology and dental anomalies. Specific therapeutic 
agents are also be covered (pharmacology). 

DEA 0850L EXTERNSHIP I 

360 laboratory hours 12 Credits 

Prerequisites: All required dental assisting courses. 
Corequisites: All Spring term courses. 

Experience based course in which students go into local - 
area dental offices and dental specialty offices (periodon- 
tist, oral surgery, orthodontists, etc.) to practice duties 
routinely performed by dental assistants under the super- 
vision of the dentist. Students acquire basic skills in 
patient communication, patient management, expanded 
functions, basic dental assisting tasks, and professional 
development. They will generally gain clinical practice 
experience. Students routinely meet as a group to discuss 
progress and evaluate their experiences. 

DEH 1003 DENTAL HYGIENE IAS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 1003L 

Topics covered in this course include extra oral and intra 
oral examinations, instrumentation, fundamentals of 
scaling and polishing, instrument sharpening, pain control 
and record keeping. 

DEH 1003L DENTAL HYGIENE PRECLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 1003 

This is a competency-based course designed for the prac- 
tical application of the theory and techniques studied in 
DEH 1003. Practice is provided in the clinical laboratory 
on dental mannequins and then on peers. Completion of 
all course materials to a specified minimum standard of 
competency is a prerequisite to Dental Hygiene II. 

DEH 1130 ORAL HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All required Fall term courses. 

This course is a study of the embryonic development of 
the face and oral cavity and the process of tooth develop- 
ment. 

DEH 1602 PERIODONTICS-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: DES 1020C, DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 
Corequisites: DEH 1802, DEH 1802L 

This course provides the scientific background for the 
interpretation of clinical changes and the complex etio- 
logic factors that play a role in the initiation and progres- 
sion of periodontal disease from a dental hygiene per- 
spective. 



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DEH 1802 DENTAL HYGIENE II-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 
Corequisites: DEH 1602, DEH 1802L 

This course is a continuation and building of skills in 
dental hygiene to include treatment planning, cleaning 
and care of implants, oral irrigation and antimicrobials, 
and further study in patient management. 

DEH 1802L DENTAL HYGIENE II CLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 
Corequisites: DEH 1602, DEH 1802 

Clinical application of dental hygiene skills presented in 
DEH 1802. 

DEH 2300 DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 2400, DEH 2806L 

This course provides information needed to understand 
the clinical usage of therapeutic agents used in the prac- 
tice of dentistry. The indications, dosage, methods of 
administration, contraindications and side effects of these 
agents is studied to provide a foundation in the physical 
manifestations to be expected in drug administration. 

DEH 2400 GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: DES 1020C 
Corequisite: DEH 2300 

The principles of general pathology are studied as they 
relate to diseases of the teeth and structures of the oral 
cavity. A description of disturbances of development and 
growth of orofacial structures will be covered including 
classification of oral lesions. Secondary oral disorders 
that have oral manifestations are discussed as well as 
physical, thermal and chemical injuries to the oral cavity. 

DEH 2702 COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: None 

The student will be introduced to the basic concepts of 
community dental health. Students will be prepared to use 
assessment tools that determine community dental needs, 
to analyze data collected, to plan programs utilizing this 
data, to implement programs, and to evaluate programs. 
This course will instruct students in simple statistical 
analysis, research methodology and critical review of sci- 
entific literature. Dental health education will be 
extended beyond the individual client to the various and 
diverse groups in the community setting. 

DEH 2702L COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 
LABORATORY-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit 
Corequisite: DEH 2702 

Application of principles taught in DEH 2702. 



DEH 2804 DENTAL HYGIENE III-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802 
Corequisite: DEH 2804L 

This course expands on dental hygiene prophylactic pro- 
cedures presented in the first two semesters. It empha- 
sizes advanced techniques such as root planning, ultra- 
sonic and air abrasive techniques, subgingival irrigation, 
and desensitizing procedures. Dental Hygiene treatment 
of advanced periodontal patients will be introduced. 
Methods for case documentation and nutritional counsel- 
ing will be presented. 

DEH 2804L DENTAL HYGIENE III CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802L 
Corequisite: DEH 2804 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2804 is 
conducted in off-site dental facilities. 

DEH 2806 DENTAL HYGIENE IV-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2804 
Corequisite: DEH 2806L 

This course includes an in-depth study of applied tech- 
niques for patients with special needs and unusual health 
factors. It is a continuation of Dental Hygiene III with 
emphasis on treatment planning, study cases, and case 
documentation. 

DEH 2806L DENTAL HYGIENE IV CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2804L 
Corequisite: DEH 2806 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2806 is 
conducted in off-site dental faciUties. 

DEH 2808 DENTAL HYGIENE V-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2806 
Corequisite: DEH 2808L 

Introduction of new technology in dentistry and state-of- 
the-art dental patient care will be presented in a seminar 
setting through expert guest speakers and student presen- 
tations of current research and literature. Emphasis will 
be placed on ethics, jurisprudence, employment skills, 
and career opportunities in dental hygiene. The student 
will be provided with information concerning state laws 
that regulate dental and dental auxiliary practice, with 
special attention given to the Florida statutes. This will be 
followed by preparatory information for the Florida State 
Board. 

DEH 2808L DENTAL HYGIENE V CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2806L 
Corequisite: DEH 2808 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2808 is 
conducted in off-site dental facilities. 



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DEH 2930 DENTAL HYGIENE SEMINAR-AS 

1 lecture hour 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: All previous dental hygiene courses. 
Corequisites: DEH 2808, DES 2830C 

This course provides students the opportunity to partici- 
pate in off-campus affiliation programs, and develop and 
present table clinics. Emphasis will be placed on topics 
beyond the traditional scope of clinical dental hygiene. 

DES 0502 DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT 

4 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All required dental assisting courses. 
Corequisites: All Spring Semester courses. 

This course provides the student with basic knowledge to 
perform dental business office procedures. These proce- 
dures are practiced in rotation through general and spe- 
cialty offices during the same semester. These include all 
administrative, insurance, billing, collections, inventory, 
recall, and OSHA. 

DES 1020C DENTAL ANATOMY- AS 

2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 3 Credits 
DA Corequisites: DEA 0020, DEA 0020L 

DH Corequisites: DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 

This course presents a study of gross anatomy of the hard 
and soft structures of the oral cavity, and the skeletal, 
muscular, circulatory, nervous lymphatic and glandular 
systems of the head and neck. Tooth morphology is 
studied in depth. 

DES llOOC DENTAL MATERIALS 

2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: DES 1020C 

This course is designed to acquaint the students with 
various materials used in the dental profession, including 
rationale for use, contraindications, chemistry and bio- 
compatability. The laboratory time allows the student to 
manipulate the various dental materials. 

DES 1200C DENTAL RADIOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: DES 1020C 

An in-depth study of the physics and production of x- 
rays, the instruments used for taking radiographs, the 
techniques for exposing radiographs, manual and auto- 
matic processing, mounting and interpretation of x-rays. 
Dental radiographic health for the patient and operator is 
stressed with sterilization and disinfection. Students prac- 
tice on mannequins before working with patients. 

DES 1840 PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

DA Corequisites: DEA 0029, 0029L 

This course is an introduction to the primary methods of 
prevention of dental disease: plaque control, fluorides and 
sealants. Emphasis is placed on student development of 
personal oral hygiene skills and on patient education tech- 
niques. 



DES 2830C EXPANDED FUNCTIONS 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DES llOOC 

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge 
and clinical practice necessary for the dental auxiliary 
student to perform expended functions permitted by the 
rules and regulations of the Florida State Board of 
Dentistry. 

DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 

BCN 1230C MATERIALS AND METHODS OF 
CONSTRUCTION-AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to materials and methods 
used in wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel con- 
struction. Laboratory work will consist of "hands on" 
experience and field trips to construction sites. 

BCN 1272 BLUEPRINT READING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the reading and interpre- 
tation of architectural working drawings. Topics include 
history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural 
details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical 
systems and related building code requirements. 
Emphasis is on residential plans. 

BCN 2220 CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course presents practices and problems related to 
construction, such as building codes and regulations, con- 
struction materials, construction methods, elementary 
structural design, surveys and real estate. 

BCT 1600 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction in computations for labor, 
materials, equipment, overhead, and profit for residential 
construction projects. "Take offs" will be made from 
working drawings. 

BCT 1720 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to study the orderly flow of steps 
from start to finish in a construction project. The basic 
concepts and techniques of PERT and network planning 
and scheduling will be covered. This course will develop 
the skills necessary to successfully apply the critical path 
method to the construction industry and answer the criti- 
cal path problems found on the state certification exam. 

BCT 1760 BUILDING CODES-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

An introduction to the Southern Standard Building Code 
and local zoning codes which are laws governing the 
construction of buildings. Other documents are discussed 
including: National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, 
state building codes, testing agencies, accessibility and 
governmental agencies which impact on the construction 
industry. 



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BCT 2705 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course will introduce basic legal skills and knowl- 
edge needed to run a light construction office. Emphasis 
is on business organization, the Florida Mechanic's Lien 
Law, Worker's Compensation, Liability Insurance, 
Florida Construction Licensing Laws and State and 
Federal tax reporting requirements. Direct and indirect 
costs of a small business are identified and explored. The 
student will also study questions similar to those found on 
the Florida State Certification Exam. 

BCT 2715 ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 
MANAGEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Students will be expected to have a working knowledge 
of computers, Internet access and a current e-mail 
address. This course is an in-depth look at the challenges 
of coordinating and managing large-scale construction 
projects. Major topics include construction participants, 
contracts, pre-construction planning, bidding, negotiat- 
ing, inspections, codes, safety, project closeout and con- 
flict resolution. Emphasis will be on the use of computer 
technology as a tool in the management process. 

COS 1363 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION 
SYSTEMS (GIS)-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 or CGS 1100 

This course is an introduction to the use of GIS and the 
commands necessary to integrate databases with mapping 
applications. ArcView-GIS software will be used. 

CGS 1364 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 
(GIS) CUSTOMIZATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 or CGS 1100 

ArcView-GIS Software is used to study commands and 
procedures used in mapping, and developing charts and 
tables. Avenue, Arc View's object-oriented programming 
language is used to customize the Arc View graphical user 
interface. The basics of developing customized exten- 
sions are also covered. It is not necessary to have taken 
CGS 1363 first. 

EGS 1001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or equivalent mathematical 
proficiency. 

This course presents an overview of engineering ethics, 
certification/registration and opportunities in the various 
fields of engineering. Students are required to solve prob- 
lems in selected fields of engineering. The job market, 
developing a resume and portfolio is studied. 

ETD 1100 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I (Manual)-AA 

3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

This course emphasizes instrument use plus freehand let- 
tering and sketching. Geometric construction application, 
orthographic projection, sectional views, fits and toler- 
ances, symbols and conventions for working drawings, 
and standard representation for threads and fasteners are 
covered. 



ETD 1103C ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 
(AutoCAD Track)-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course covers the fundamentals of Engineering 
Graphics I. AutoCAD is used in the solution to the various 
graphical problems instead of traditional drafting tools. 
Spatial perception, text, orthographic projections, dimen- 
sioning, geometric construction, auxiliary and sectional 
views and assembly drawing are topics that are covered. 

ETD 1220 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS H (Manual)-AA 
3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Application of the principles of orthographic projection to 
the solution of three-dimensional problems is covered in 
this class. Topics include space relationship of points, 
lines and planes and examples in engineering practice. 
Descriptive geometry is emphasized. 

ETD 1320 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the use of computer- 
aided drafting. Included is a review of computer hardware 
and software used in an automated drafting environment; 
concepts of how a drawing is stored and manipulated by 
the computer; commands necessary to do a simple 
drawing; and the actual drawing of a part. This course 
provides for the development of beginning skills in the 
use of a microcomputer, operating peripheral devices for 
CAD, using CAD software. 

ETD 1530 DRAFTING AND DESIGN (Manual)-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course covers specialization in architectural drafting. 
Expanded coverage in residential design with emphasis 
on functional floor plan layout, architectural standards 
and construction methods as it relates to drafting is also 
included. 

ETD 1538 AUTOCAD FOR RESIDENTIAL 
ARCHITECTURE-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course is designed to guide the student through the 
methodology of constructing residential architectural 
drawings with AutoCAD. Through the use of tutorials, 
the student plans and constructs a set of residential archi- 
tectural plans. 

ETD 1541 TOPOGRAPHICAL DRAWING-AS 

4 class hours (Manual) 4 Credits 

This course describes methods and practices used in top- 
ographical mapping and drawing, and related surveying 
methods and practices. 

ETD 2350 ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED 
DRAFTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course is an introduction of hardware/software con- 
figurations required for the automated drafting environ- 
ment. The operating system hierarchy and how drawings 
are stored, edited, copied, deleted and renamed; file spec- 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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ifications and protection; how to log in and log out from 
the CAD work station (to include remote operations); and 
the commands necessary for basic drawing utilities are 
covered. Different methods of generating commands are 
also covered. AutoCAD software is used. 

IIOOC SURVEYING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course includes lecture and field practice covering 
use, care, and limitations of various surveying instru- 
ments and related equipment. Students are shown how to 
properly record in field notes the data taken from rod, 
tape, differential level, etc. Students conduct field exer- 
cises and prepare related reports. Principle subjects 
included are leveling and measurement of angles. 



4 Credits 



2140C ADVANCED SURVEYING-AS 
4 class hours 
Prerequisite: SUR llOOC 

This course is a continuation of SUR llOOC to include 
horizontal control surveys, resection and horizontal curve 
layout. Electronic Distance Meters (EDM) equipment is 
introduced. 



ECOLOGY 



(See Science) 



ECONOMICS 



ECO 2013 ECONOMICS I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introduction to economic theory, 
accounting, analytical and policy aspects of the national 
income with emphasis on the theory of income determi- 
nation; analysis of the money and banking system; survey 
of growth theory and policies. Emphasis is placed on 
macroeconomics. 

ECO 2023 ECONOMICS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course acquaints the student with the structure and 
operation of the market system. Emphasis is placed on 
microeconomics, which is presented not only as a formal- 
ized logical way of thinking but also as a model with 
which to understand and analyze human behavior. 
Students learn to apply an analytical approach to the 
study of how individuals, businesses and societies deal 
with the fundamental problem of scarce resources. 



EDUCATION 



EDF 2005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is the first in a series of required courses for the edu- 
cation student. It explores the American school system, its 
historical and traditional influences; significance of edu- 
cation; educational opportunities; educational require- 
ments and standards. 
Required field experience: 15 hours. 



EDG 2701 TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the value of diversity in 
American society and its role in the educational system. It 
focuses on providing prospective teachers with knowl- 
edge about students in our schools who are from different 
ethnic, racial, cultural, and/or linguistic backgrounds or 
who represent other categories of diversity. (I) 
Required field experience: 15 hours. 

EME 2040 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL 
TECHNOLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides applied instruction in the use of 
technology in an educational setting. Media includes 
computers, information technology, presentation technol- 
ogy, and educational software. Ethical, legal, and social 
issues regarding educational technology are examined. 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 

EMS 1810 EMS EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENT 

1 Credit 

This course is designed to assist Florida certified EMT- 
Basic and/or Paramedics who desire to earn an AS in 
Emergency Medical Services Technology. Enrollment for 
this course is restricted to students who have taken a 
minimum of 15 credit hours at ECC, EMT-Basic or 
Paramedic programs at agencies other than a community 
college or university, and are currently Florida certified as 
an EMT-B or Paramedic. 

EMS 2119 FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY 
MEDICAL CARE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2119L, EMS 2421, EMS 2411 

Introductory survey of emergency medical services 
including medical-legal-ethical aspects; techniques of 
CPR, extrication, management of trauma and administra- 
tion of appropriate emergency medical care. Upon suc- 
cessful completion of the EMT-Basic Certificate 
Program, students receive a certificate of course comple- 
tion and are eligible to take the Florida State EMT-Basic 
certification examination. 

EMS 2119L FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY 
MEDICAL CARE LAB-AS 

6 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2411, EMS 2421 

This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2119 to include medical, 
legal and ethical aspects; techniques of CPR, semi-auto- 
matic external defibrillation, extrication, management of 
trauma and medical emergencies, and administration of 
appropriate emergency medical care. Discussion and 
application of basic computer skills in the health care 
setting is also covered. 



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EMS 2411 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 
CLINICALS-AS 

class hours (30 contact hours) 1 Credit 

Corequisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2119L, EMS 2421 

In this course paramedic students rotate through various 
emergency room departments at local hospitals observing 
and performing basic life support skills under the direct 
supervision of an assigned preceptor. 

EM^ 2421 EMS FIELD INTERNSHIP-AS 

class hours (76 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2119L, EMS 2411 

This course is designed to provide the EMT-Basic student 
with exposure to pre-hospital emergency medicine. It pro- 
vides 72 seventy-two hours of basic life support training 
with an Advanced Life Support agency and 4 hours of 
observation in a 9 11 Dispatch/Communication center. 

EMS 2671 PARAMEDIC I- AS 

6 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1093C 
Corequisites: EMS 2671L, EMS 2654 

This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of the 
paramedic. Medical, legal and ethical issues are explored. 
General principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology 
and shock and fluids are presented. 

EMS 2671L PARAMEDIC I LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2654 

This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2671 to include role of the 
paramedic in the health care delivery system, duties and 
responsibilities. Shock assessment and management, med- 
ication administration, and IV therapy are also covered. 



EMS 



EMS 



EMS 



2672 PARAMEDIC II-AS 

6 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
Corequisites: EMS 2672L, EMS 2654 

This course presents an introduction to advanced patient 
assessment, clinical decisions, communications and doc- 
umentation. Discussion of the respiratory system and 
assessment/treatment of respiratory distress is also 
covered. 

2672L PARAMEDIC II LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
Corequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2654 
This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2672 to include advanced 
patient assessment, clinical decisions, communications 
and documentation. Assessment and treatment of the res- 
piratory distress patient is also addressed. 

2673 PARAMEDIC III-AS 

8 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2672L 
Corequisites: EMS 2655, EMS 2649 

This course will discuss the anatomy, physiology, and 
pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system; identifica- 



tion of dysrhythmia and 12 Lead EKG interpretation. 
Assessment and management of the patient with sus- 
pected cardiovascular emergencies. 

EMS 2674 PARAMEDIC IV-AS 

8 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2673 
Corequisite: EMS 2649, EMS 2655 

This course presents a discussion of the anatomy and 
physiology of the nervous, integumentary and musculo- 
skeletal systems. Pathophysiology and management of 
patients presenting with diseases and trauma to these 
systems, as well as identification and management of 
trauma and medical emergencies are also covered. 

EMS 2675 PARAMEDIC V-AS 

6 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2674, EMS 2655, EMS 2649 
Corequisites: EMS 2675L, EMS 2656 

This course presents information on the reproductive 
system, patient assessment and management of obstetri- 
cal and gynecological emergencies. Handling of patients 
with special challenges, acute interventions for chronic 
care patients and management of abuse and assault is also 
covered. Upon successful completion, students receive a 
certificate of course completion and are eligible to take 
the Florida State Paramedic Certification Examination. 

EMS 2675L PARAMEDIC V LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2674, EMS 2655, EMS 2649 
Corequisites: EMS 2675, EMS 2656 
This course is a practical application of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2675 to include patient 
assessment and management of obstetrical and gynecolog- 
ical emergencies. Assessment based management for the 
medical and trauma patient of all age groups. Medical 
Incident Command, rescue operations, hazardous material 
awareness, and crime scene management are also covered. 

EMS 2647 ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT-AS 

class hours (80 contact hours) 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
Corequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in the 
Paramedic Certificate Program. 
In this course paramedic students rotate through the oper- 
ating room in a local hospital. The student is supervised by 
an anesthesiologist and/or CRNA while observing/ 
performing intubations. A minimum of 30 successful intu- 
bations and/or demonstration of skill mastery is required. 

EMS 2649 PARAMEDIC HOSPITAL CLINICALS-AS 

180 contact hours and hospital orientations 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2672L, EMS 2654 
Corequisites: EMS 2673, EMS 2674, EMS 2655 

In this course paramedic students rotate through various 
departments of the local hospitals, performing paramedic 
skills under the direct supervision of the clinical instruc- 
tor and/or assigned preceptor. The EMS Clinical 
Coordinator or designee provides clinical schedules. 
Students are responsible for transportation to and from 
clinical sites. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



EMS 2654 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP IAS 

class hours (72 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic 
Certificate Program. 
Corequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced 
Life Support Provider. It provides the beginning para- 
medic student an opportunity to master basic hfe support 
skills and therapeutic communications. Seventy-two 
hours of learning experience in a work environment are 
required. Enrollment is restricted to those students with 
concurrent enrollment in the paramedic program. 

EMS 2655 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP II- AS 

class hours (72 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2654 
Corequisite: EMS 2673 

This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced 
Life Support Provider. It provides the intermediate para- 
medic student an opportunity to perform advanced patient 
assessments, venous access and medication administra- 
tion. Seventy-two hours of learning experience in a work 
environment are required. Enrollment is restricted to 
those students with concurrent enrollment in the para- 
medic program. 

EMS 2656 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP III -AS 

16 class hours and 400 contact hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2655 
Corequisites: EMS 2675, EMS 2675L 
This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced 
Life Support Provider. It provides basic and advanced life 
support training with an ALS agency. Four hundred hours 
of learning experience in a work environment are 
required. Enrollment is restricted to those students with 
concurrent enrollment in the paramedic program. 



ENGLISH LANGUAGE 
AND LITERATURE 

AML 2010 LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES I, 
TO 1860-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of the United 
States from Native American Oral Traditions to the Civil 
War. It centers on authors, texts, and the historical and 
cultural contexts of each period. 

AML 2020 LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES H, 
1860 TO PRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of the United 
States from the Civil War to the present. It centers on 
authors, texts, and the historical and cultural contexts of 
each period. 



CRW 2100 CREATIVE WRITING-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is designed to develop and enhance a 
student's abihty to use conventional techniques of imagi- 
native writing. Emphasis is placed on creation of charac- 
ter, setting, style, and narrative structure. Analysis and 
evaluation of student writing is offered throughout the 
course. Writing intensive. 

CRW 2103 CREATIVE WRITING H-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: CRW 2100, ENC 1101 

This course is for students who have successfully com- 
pleted CRW 2100 and wish advanced smdy in the writing 
of fiction, poetry, or drama with intensive critical review 
on a major project, to experience writing for and leading 
workshops, performing and critiquing readings, as well as 
comparative study of literature. 

EAP 1101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is aimed at non-native students of English 
who wish to acquire pronunciation, listening and speak- 
ing abilities in American English. Level: Beginning. 

EAP 1121 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is designed for non-native students of English 
who wish to acquire basic reading strategies. Level: 
Beginning. 

EAP 1141 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to acquire writing abilities in American English 
at the elementary level. 

EAP 1161 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is designed for non-native students of Enghsh 
who wish to develop the ability to understand and use the 
basic grammatical structures of American English. Level: 
Beginning. 



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1201 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is aimed at non-native students of English 
who wish to develop pronunciation, listening and speak- 
ing abilities in American English. Level: High Beginning. 

1221 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 

READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1140, Testing or Permission of 

District Director of Learning Assistance. 

Non-native students of English will be provided with the 

necessary elements to develop writing strategies at the 

high beginning level. 

1241 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to acquire writing abilities in American English 
at the elementary level. 

1261 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1160, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

The aim of this course is to help non-native students of 
English reinforce and develop their grammatical compe- 
tence at the high beginning level. 

1301 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 

This course will help non-native students of English to 
develop listening and speaking abilities for academic pur- 
poses. Level: Intermediate. 

1321 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1221, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is designed for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop reading strategies for academic pur- 
poses. Level: Intermediate. 

1341 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1240, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop their writing ability for business or 
academic purposes. Level: Intermediate. 

(*) Preparatory credit, does not 
(**) Offered if 



EAP 1361 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1260, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 
The aim of this course is to provide non-native students of 
American English with the linguistic elements necessary 
to develop grammatical competence at the intermediate 
level. 

EAP 1401 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is designed for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop listening and speaking abilities for 
academic purposes. Level: High Intermediate. 

EAP 1421 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1321, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

The aim of this course is to help non-native students of 
English to develop reading strategies for academic pur- 
poses. Level: High Intermediate. 

EAP 1441 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1340, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to further develop their writing ability at the 
intermediate level. Level: Upper Intermediate. 

EAP 1461 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1360, Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 
This course is intended for non-native students of 
American English who wish to perfect their linguistic 
competence of the language at the upper intermediate 
level. 

ENC 9010 DEVELOPING THE PARAGRAPH (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This is a lecture/laboratory course with emphasis on 
grammar usage, capitalization, sentence structure, and 
paragraph development. This course is required for stu- 
dents entering the College Preparatory Program who have 
a basic background of the language but need to practice 
usage, mechanics, and organizational skills. Successful 
completion of this course is a prerequisite for ENC 9020. 



count toward a degree or certificate 
sufficient demand. 



ENC 9020 COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement Testing or Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This is a lecture/laboratory course with emphasis on 
grammatical concepts and usage, punctuation, word 
choice, and paragraph and essay development. This 
course is required of all students who need to develop 
basic writing and thinking skills before entering ENC 
1101. Completion of this course with a grade of "C" or 
better is a prerequisite for ENC 1101. A state exit test 
must be passed to exit this course 

ENC 9021 INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisites: Placement Testing, Grade Lower Than 
"C" in ENC 9020, Permission of District Director of 
Learning Assistance. 

This course is designed to help students practice and 
improve their writing skills, with special emphasis on 
planning, writing and editing in-class, time-limited para- 
graphs and essays in preparation for success in college 
level courses. A state exit test must be passed to exit this 
course. 



ENL 2012 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE I 
TO 1780-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain 
and its influence on culture from medieval times through 
the late eighteenth century. Readings include selections 
from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and others. (I) 

ENL 2022 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE II, 
1780 TO PRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain as 
it influenced culture from the early romantic period to the 
present day. Readings include selections from 
Wordsworth, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, and others. (I) 

LIT 2090 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents an examination of themes and ideas 
reflected in the writings of award winning American 
fiction writers published since 1980. 



ENC 1101 COMPOSITION I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement Testing or ENC 9020. 

A course in essay writing designed to develop skill in 
paragraph construction and methods of presentation. The 
course includes practice in critical reading and analysis of 
texts as well as an introduction to researching and prop- 
erly documenting sources using MLA format, composing 
and editing an essay using a word-processing program, 
accessing information from the World Wide Web, and 
understanding the differences between electronic data- 
bases and the Web. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, ENC 1101 serves to demonstrate competence in 
the basic use of computers, and partially fulfills the six- 
credit communications requirement for the AA degree. 
This course requires a minimum of 6,000 words of 
writing. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this 
course serves to demonstrate competence in written 
communication. 

ENC 1102 COMPOSITION II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 (minimum grade of "C") or 
equivalent. 

Advanced instruction in expository and other modes of 
prose writing, including the preparation and writing of a 
full-length research paper. Concentration according to 
section on rhetoric and the essay, writing about literature, 
technical writing, or creative writing; students may choose 
special interest. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
ENC 1102 partially fulfills the 6 credit English 
Composition requirement for the AA degree. This course 
requires a minimum of 6,000 words of writing. If com- 
pleted with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves 
to demonstrate competence in written communication. 



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LIT 



2110 WORLD LITERATURE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents a study of great works of literature, 
and recurrent themes and ideas, including literature of the 
Greeks, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. (I) 

2120 WORLD LITERATURE H-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents a study of great works of literature, 
and recurrent themes and ideas from the late 17th century 
through the modem period. (I) 



ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE 



(See Science) 



FINANCE 



(See Business/Management/Finance) 



FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 

FFP 1304 FIRE APPARATUS OPERATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of driving laws and driving tech- 
niques for fire equipment; construction and operation of a 
pumping engine ladder truck; aerial platforms; special- 
ized equipment and vehicles; apparatus maintenance; and 
an aerial apparatus operator course. Meets course require- 
ments for Florida State Pump Operator Certification. 



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FFP 1505 FIRE PREVENTION PRACTICES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the principles of fire prevention 
and investigation; a study of fire hazards in various occu- 
pancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of pro- 
cedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection to 
include, surveying and mapping, recognition and elimina- 
tion of fire hazards, public relations, methods of deter- 
mining the area of fire origin, fire cause, fire spread and 
location, and preservation of evidence. Meets course 
requirements for Florida State Fire Company Officer or 
Fire Inspector Certification. 

FFP 1510 FIRE CODES & STANDARDS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the codes and standards for 
building construction which are used to identify and 
prevent design deficiencies responsible for the spread of 
fire, heat, and smoke in existing and new buildings. Meets 
course requirements for Florida State Fire Inspector 
Certification. 

FFP 1540 PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of fire protection systems and 
domestic water supply. The operational feature and func- 
tional characteristics of fire detection and suppression 
systems and devices is studied. Meets course require- 
ments for Florida State Fire Company Officer or Fire 
Inspector Certification. 

FFP 2120 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE 
FIRE SERVICE-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the various complexities of build- 
ing construction and the effect on fire detection, inspec- 
tion, prevention, safety and suppression; definitions and 
terminology used in construction. The course includes a 
study of the structural engineering principles which affect 
the behavior of buildings on fire. Meets course require- 
ments for Florida State Fire Inspector Certification. 

FFP 2210 FIRE CAUSE & ORIGIN-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an examination of sources of igni- 
tion, investigation of structure fires, grass/wildland fires, 
automobile, motor vehicle and ship fires, electrical causes 
of fires, clothing and fabric fires, documentation of the 
fire scene, alarm and detection systems and the storage, 
handling, and use of hazardous materials. The course is 
designed to enhance the investigation, detection and 
determination of the cause and origin of fire. Meets 
course requirements for Florida State Arson Investigator 
Certification. 

FFP 2243 LATENT INVESTIGATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines explosives and explosive combus- 
tion, chemical fires and hazardous materials, resources 
for investigating fires, fire related deaths and injuries, 
arson as a crime, arson law, report writing, courtroom tes- 

(*) Preparatory credit, does not 
j4g (**) Offered if 



timony and citations. The course is designed to enhance 
the investigation, detection, and determination of the 
cause and origin of fire. Meets course requirements for 
Florida State Arson Investigator Certification. 

FFP 2301 FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of how good fire streams are devel- 
oped; a study of properties of water, distribution of pres- 
sures in dynamic and static systems; friction loss in hoses 
and pipes, and factors which influence water loss. Meets 
course requirements for Florida State Pump Operator 
Certification. 

FFP 2401 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the chemical characteristics and 
reaction of materials in emergency situations, especially 
thermal destruction. These materials may be in the storage, 
handling or transportation stage of industrial process. 
Materials to be studied include flammable liquids, com- 
bustible solids, radioactive compounds, and oxidizing and 
corrosive materials. Meets course requirements for Rorida 
State Fire Company Officer Certification. 

FFP 2402 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS II-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: FFP 2500 

This course is a study of the increasing number of haz- 
ardous materials incidents occurring each year, the 
various methods of transporting and storing hazardous 
materials and basic tactics used in a hazardous materials 
situation. Meets course requirements for Florida State 
Fire Company Officer Certification. 

FFP 2521 BLUEPRINT READING & PLANS 
REVIEW-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of all aspects of blueprint reading 
which enable the individual to better perform the duties of 
fire inspector. Also included is a study of building plans 
examination. Meets course requirements for Florida State 
Fire Inspector Certification. 

FFP 2720 FIRE COMPANY OFFICER LEADERSHIP-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic concepts of fire 
company leadership, including human skills, leadership 
tools, problem solving, and goal achievement of a fire 
company officer. Emphasis is placed on the role of the 
officer in the setting of the fire company. Meets course 
requirements for Florida State Fire Company Officer 
Certification. 

FFP 2740 FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the instructor's responsibility in 
the communication of learning and teaching objectives, 
use of instructional aids, and formulation of performance 
objectives. Meets course requirements for Florida State 
Fire Company Officer Certification. 

count toward a degree or certificate 
sufficient demand. 



FFP 2810 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC & STRATEGY IAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic concepts involved in 
firefighting, including fire behavior, firefighting funda- 
mentals, principles of extinguishing fires, the proper role 
for and utilization of various fire companies, and preplan- 
ning fire problems. Meets course requirements for Florida 
State Fire Company Officer Certification. 

FFP 2811 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC & STRATEGY HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: FFP 2810 

A study of the principles utilized on the fire ground for 
maximum manpower and equipment utilization; fire 
ground administration starting with small fires on up 
through major conflagrations; emphasis will be on devel- 
oping thinking skills related to crises. 



FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

~ French ~ 

FRE 1120 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Designed for beginners or those with one year of high 
school French, this highly interactive course focuses on 
the dynamics of speech, literature, and culture. (I) 

FRE 1121 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: FRE 1120 

Designed for beginners or those with one year of high 
school French, this highly interactive course focuses on 
the dynamics of speech, literature, and culture. (I) 

- German ~ 

GER 1120 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I,-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school German. Training in communication skills is pre- 
sented through typical conversation, contemporary read- 
ings, visual aids and laboratory exercises. (I) 

GER 1121 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 1120 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school German. Training in communication skills is pre- 
sented through typical conversation, contemporary read- 
ings, visual aids and laboratory exercises. (I) 

GER 2200-INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I,-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 1120-1121 or two years of high 
school German, or permission of instructor. 

This course presents continued training in linguistic skills 
and an introduction to contemporary German life and 
culture. (I) 



GER 2201 INTERMEDL^TE GERMAN II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 2200 

This course continues to present training in linguistic 
skills and an introduction to contemporary German life 
and culture. (I) 

~ Russian ~ 

RUS 1120 BEGINNING RUSSLVN I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

An introduction to the Russian language. Covers alpha- 
bet, pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and grammar. (I) 

RUS 1121 BEGINNING RUSSL^N H-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RUS 1120 

An introduction to the Russian language. Covers alpha- 
bet, pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and grammar. (I) 

~ Spanish ~ 

SPN 1120 BEGINNING SPANISH I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school Spanish. Study of the language and the culture 
with emphasis on communication in the target language. 

(I) 

SPN 1121 BEGINNING SPANISH II-AA 
Prerequisite: SPN 1120 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school Spanish. Study of the language and the culture 
with emphasis on communication in the target language. 

(I) 

SPN 2200 INTERMEDL\TE SPANISH I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: SPN 1121 or two years of high school 
Spanish, or permission of instructor. 

This course presents further study of language and 
culture, and provides an introduction to literary readings. 
Continued emphasis is placed on communication in the 
target language. (I) 

SPN 2201 INTERMEDUTE SPANISH II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: SPN 2200 

This course continues to present further study of language 
and culture, and provides an introduction to literary read- 
ings. Continued emphasis is placed on communication in 
the target language. (I) 

SPN 2210 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION 
AND COMPOSITION-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: SPN 2201 or equivalent, or permission 
of instructor. 

This course emphasizes oral and written expression in the 
target language and provides a brief review of Spanish 
grammar. (I) 



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GEOGRAPHY 



GEA 2010 GEOCJRAPHY OF THE EASTERN 
HEMISPHERE-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course in the geography of the countries of the Eastern 
Hemisphere. Focus is placed on the physical, economic, 
political, and cultural aspects of these areas. (I) 

GEA 2040 GEOGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN 
HEMISPHERE-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course in the geography of the countries of the Western 
Hemisphere. Focus is placed on the physical, economic, 
political, and cultural aspects of these areas. 

GEO 2370 CONSERVATION OF NATURAL 
RESOURCES-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of natural and human resources 
and the utilization of these resources. Conservation in the 
United States, with particular emphasis on Florida is also 
covered. 



GEOLOGY 



(See Science) 



GERMAN 



(See Foreign Language) 



GERONTOLOGY 



GEY 2000 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of aging and its links to historical 
and social currents, including graphics and cross cultural 
patterns; a survey of the theoretical frameworks of geron- 
tologists, both physiological and social, including an 
examination of psychological, sensory and intellectual 
characteristics. Included are specific problem areas such 
as health, finances, retirement, politics, legal aspects and 
the special nature of minority group elderly. (I) 



GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 

GCO 1001 INTRODUCTION TO GOLF COURSE 
INDUSTRY-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of golf and the industry 
that supports golf with an emphasis on employability 
skills. 



GCO 1201 BASIC GOLF COURSE MECHANICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a hands-on study of hand tools and power 
shop equipment as they relate to mechanized golf course 
equipment in welding, maintenance of golf course equip- 
ment, and planning. Emphasis is placed on the develop- 
ment of orderly, safe shop procedures and manual skill 
development. 

GCO 1202 BASIC GOLF COURSE MECHANICS II-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: GCO 1201 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of GCO 1201 Basic 
Mechanics. The emphasis of this course is placed on trou- 
bleshooting and repairing two-stroke and four-stroke 
small engines with special reference to internal compo- 
nents including carburetion and electrical. 

GCO 1211C TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS I-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with an introduction to 
electrical systems as related to turf equipment. The 
emphasis of the class is placed on identifying, trou- 
bleshooting, and repairing electrical system components 
including ignition, starter systems, and alternators. Use of 
electrical diagnostic equipment to facilitate troubleshoot- 
ing and repair of components is also covered. 

GCO 1212C TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS O-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: GCO 1211 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of GCO 1211 Turf 
Equipment Diagnostics I, with an emphasis on identify- 
ing, troubleshooting, and repairing fuel and lubricating 
systems, the power train, and system hydraulics as they 
relate to turf equipment. Use of diagnostic equipment to 
facilitate troubleshooting and repair of components is also 
covered. 

GCO 1220 TURF EQUIPMENT SHARPENING AND 
GRINDING-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive intro- 
duction to sharpening and grinding techniques, adjust- 
ment techniques, and basic safety issues as related to reel 
type mowers and rotary type mowers used in turf man- 
agement industry. The emphasis of this class is placed on 
implementing modem shop equipment to facilitate the 
sharpening/grinding process. 

GCO 1242 TURF EQUIPMENT PAINTS AND 
PAINTING-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to paints and painting as they relate to turf 
maintenance equipment. The emphasis of this course is 
placed on selecting the proper paints and painting tech- 
niques for the job at hand, and on safety practices related 
to painting. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



GCO 1252C TURF EQUIPMENT WELDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to welding using both gas and electric arc 
techniques. The course emphasizes the selection of proper 
welding equipment for the job at hand and proper welding 
safety. Brazing and soldering are also covered. 

GCO 1400 PRINCIPLES OF TURFGRASS SCIENCE IAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the fundamental concepts of modem turf- 
grass science. The emphasis of the course is placed on 
introducing, identifying, and discussing the concepts and 
principles of: 1) basic turf grass taxonomy; 2) individual 
turfgrass species, including both warm and cool season 
grasses; 3) major components of the turfgrass environ- 
ment including soil, air, light, and water; and 4) theoreti- 
cal interactions between the turfgrasses and the elements 
of the turf environment. 

GCO 1403 PRINCIPLES OF TURFGRASS SCIENCE 
HAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: GCO 1400 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of Principles of Turfgrass 
Science I. The emphasis of this course is placed on intro- 
ducing, identifying, and discussing all of the major rele- 
vant turfgrass cultural practices, such as mowing, fertiliz- 
ing, irrigating, and managing pests. 

GCO 1611 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT IAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive intro- 
duction to basic shop management practices. This course 
focuses on identifying and selecting shop tools, using and 
organizing basic shop equipment, maintaining stock 
inventory, and operating turf care equipment properly. 

GCO 1612 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: GCO 1611 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of GC01611 Golf Course 
Shop Management I. This course emphasizes the devel- 
opment and implementation of preventive maintenance 
practices for turf care equipment. Also emphasized is the 
development of training plans and programs for turf 
equipment employees, and the development and design of 
maintenance facility shop components. 

GCO 1743 GOLF COURSE DESIGN AND 
CONSTRUCTION-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic elements, concepts, and princi- 
ples of golf course design and construction. The course 
emphasizes the master planning and developmental exe- 
cution of a new golf course project, as well as pertinent 
redesign and reconstruction issues. 



GCO 1942 FIELD TRAINING IN TURF EQUIPMENT 
MANAGEMENT-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all other 
classes. 

Field training is an internship experience which provides 
students with real-world turf equipment technology expe- 
rience. The emphasis of this course is placed on the appli- 
cation of theoretical classroom concepts taught in other 
turf equipment classes. 

GCO 2431 IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to turfgrass irrigation practices and the fun- 
damental concepts and principles of soil drainage. The 
class emphasizes turfgrass water use requirements and the 
use of computerized irrigation scheduling systems to dis- 
tribute and conserve water. The course also emphasizes 
modem drainage techniques to remove excess water. 

GCO 2441 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF I: INSECT PESTS OF TURF-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the modem methods of controlling and 
managing the major categories of insects and nematodes 
that are traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The 
course emphasizes the identification and behavioral char- 
acteristics of insect pests and nematodes, as well as spe- 
cific integrated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2442 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF II: DISEASES OF TURF-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the modem methods of controlling and 
managing the major categories of turfgrass diseases that 
are traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The 
course emphasizes identification of pathogens of turf- 
grass, the etiology of turfgrass diseases, and specific inte- 
grated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2450 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF III: WEED SCIENCE FOR TURF-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the modem methods of controlling and 
managing the major categories of weeds that are tradi- 
tionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The course 
emphasizes the identification and behavioral characteris- 
tics of weed pests of turfgrass, as well as specific inte- 
grated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN GOLF 
COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND 
MANAGEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive intro- 
duction to the current environmental issues and consider- 
ations that affect the golf course industry. The emphasis of 
the course is placed on defining what the environment is 



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and how it may be impacted by each of the major elements 
of basic golf course operations. Important concepts to be 
discussed include mitigation and management strategies 
that are designed to effectively minimize and/or eliminate 
golf course related impacts to the environment. 

GCO 2601 APPLIED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND 
CALCULATIONS FOR TURF IAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MGF 1106 or permission of instructor. 

This course provides students with the necessary skills 
and techniques to accurately calculate rates and levels of 
turfgrass industry materials, such as fertilizers and pesti- 
cides. Emphasis is placed on the basic concepts of applied 
agricultural chemistry, as well as mathematical formulas 
for determining surface areas, volumes, and chemical 
dilutions. 



GCO 2931 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR-AS 
3 class hours > 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive, real- 
world review and discussion of the important concepts 
and ideas presented in core classes. Students interact 
directly with guest speakers and industry experts regard- 
ing the review of current core class issues within the golf 
course turfgrass industry. 

SOS 1005 BIOLOGY OF TURF SOILS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic biological and biochemical prin- 
ciples of turf soils. The class emphasizes the characteri- 
zation of soils as a growing medium for turfgrass accord- 
ing to the basic biological and biochemical nature of the 
soil. 



GCO 2602 APPLIED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND 
CALCULATIONS FOR TURF HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 2601. This course 
provides students with the necessary skills and techniques 
to accurately calculate rates and levels of turfgrass indus- 
try materials such as fertilizers and pesticides. The class 
will emphasize the basic concepts of applied agricultural 
chemistry as well as math formulas for determining 
surface areas, volumes, and chemical dilutions. 

GCO 2632 GOLF COURSE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION I-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an in-depth study of golf course 
management practices; budgeting; record keeping; aware- 
ness of local, state, and federal laws; and skills in leader- 
ship, communication, public relations, and human rela- 
tions. 

GCO 2633 GOLF COURSE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION II-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 2632. This course 
provides students with a basic overview of golf course 
related organizational and administrative functions and 
duties from the perspective of the golf course superin- 
tendent. The course will emphasize communications, 
leadership skills and abilities, human resources, public 
relations, and record keeping. A most important focal 
point of the course will be local, state, and federal laws 
pertaining to golf course operations. 

GCO 2741 PLANT ID AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR 
GOLF COURSES-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This hands on course deals with the identification of 
various plant materials and their application to golf 
courses. Prepares students to select appropriate plant 
materials for specific situations and to make decisions 
concerning the preservation or removal of native plant 
materials as they occur in the existing or proposed land- 
scape. 



SOS 1401 PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF 
TURF SOILS-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic physical and chemical principles 
of turfgrass soils, such as the movement of water and air 
through soil. The class emphasizes the characterization of 
soils as a growing medium for turfgrass according to 
basic physical and chemical nature of the soil. 

SOS 2102 SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZERS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition. The 
class emphasizes turfgrass nutrition needs and the identi- 
fication and implementation of fertilizers and other soil 
amendments to provide adequate nutrition for the various 
kinds of turfgrasses. 



HEALTH AND WELLNESS 

HSC 1100 LIVING WITH HEALTH-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This telecourse involves both the viewing of videos and 
reading in the course textbook. Emphasis is placed on 
relating course content to lifestyle fostering a better 
understanding of the major health issues of today. 

HSC 2400 FIRST AID-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course covering the principles and procedures of emer- 
gency first aid treatment. Class time is divided between 
lecture and the practical application of first aid proce- 
dures. The course encompasses American Red Cross stan- 
dard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

PEL 1111 THROUGH PEN 1136-AA 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Team, dual, and individual sports which utilize college 
and community facilities. Emphasis is placed on skill 
development, knowledge acquisition, and participation. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



PEL 
PEL 
PEL 
PEL 
PEL 
PEL 
PEM 
PEM 
PEM 
PEN 
PEL 



PEL; 
PEN 



nil BOWLING 
1121 GOLF 
1321 VOLLEYBALL 
1341 TENNIS 
1441 RACQUETBALL 
1621 BASKETBALL 

1101 PHYSICAL FITNESS & CONDITIONING 
1171 AEROBIC FITNESS 
1405 SELF DEFENSE 
1136 BEGINNING SCUBA 
2342 and PEN 2137-AA 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: As appropriate or individual profi- 
ciency determined by instructor. 
2342 INTERMEDUTE TENNIS 
2137 ADVANCED SCUBA 



HISTORY 



AMH 2010 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 
TO 1865-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of U.S. history from settlement through the 
Civil War. Emphasis will be on the development of 
American social, poHtical, and economic throughout that 
time period. 

AMH 2020 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1865 TO 
PRESENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of U.S. history from Reconstruction to the 
present. Emphasis will be on the development of 
American social, political and economic institutions 
through that time period. 

AMH 2070 FLORIDA HISTORY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents Florida history from the age of dis- 
covery to the present. 

AMH 2091 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the Black American experience 
from its earliest roots in the high civilizations of Africa 
through present times. Special emphasis is given to the 
unique nature of that experience, the structural problems 
and potential of the Black community, and the study of 
the contributions and thought of outstanding African- 
American men and women. (I) 

AMH 2095 AMERICAN INDLVN HISTORY 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course studies the North American Indians in the 
course of the development of the United States. It intro- 
duces people, issues, and events, and covers the general 
American history periods from cultural and political 
aspects. 



AMH 2931 WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY 

3 class hours Credits 

Studies the roles of American women in the nation's 
development. It introduces people, issues, and events, and 
covers the general American history periods from cultural 
and political aspects. The course focuses on women's par- 
ticipation in national development, and the reactions to, 
and the results of women's participation. 

EUH 1000 THE WESTERN TRADITION I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a survey course which covers the history of the 
'Western World from the earliest civilizations of the 
Middle East through the Age of Exploration and the 
Renaissance. It emphasizes political, social, economic, 
religious and cultural aspects. Writing intensive sections 
available. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to demonstrate competence in 
written communication. (I) 

EUH 1001 THE WESTERN TRADITION II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course covers the history of the Western World 
from the Protestant Reformation to the present. It empha- 
sizes political, social, economic, religious and cultural 
aspects. Writing intensive sections available. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence in written communication. (I) 

WOH 1012 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 
TO 1500-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a compact survey of the evolution of civi- 
lization from early times to 1500. All major areas and 
countries are included. Europe, the Middle East, Asia, 
Africa, India, China, Japan, and North, Central and South 
America receive appropriate emphasis. The major focus is 
placed on the political, economic, and social views of the 
world. Writing intensive sections available. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence in written communication. (I) 

WOH 1023 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 1500 
TO 1815-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the history of the world from 
1500 to 1815. Emphasis is placed on the political, eco- 
nomic, social, and intellectual aspects of world history 
during this period. Subjects include European exploration 
and colonization; the emergence of the nation-state; great 
modem revolutions; the Enlightenment; the French 
Revolution and the Napoleonic Era. Writing intensive 
sections available. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
in written communication. (I) 

WOH 1030 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 1815 
TO PRESENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey course which includes modem revolutions; the 
Industrial Revolution; Imperialism; the Indian. Far 
Eastem, and African backgrounds and political develop- 



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ments; the rise of Latin America; two Worid Wars and 
their results; modem nationalism and the decline of colo- 
nialism. The political, economic, social, and intellectual 
views of the world are emphasized. Writing intensive sec- 
tions available. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
in written communication. (I) 

HORTICULTURE 

ORH 1008C INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE AS 
2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introductory coverage of the 
function and use of ornamental plants in the home interior 
and exterior landscape. 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 

HUMAN SERVICES 



CHD 



CHD 



EEC 



EEC 



1134 MANAGEMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD 
LEARNING-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course focuses on optimal coordination of home and 
child-rearing practices and expectations at a daycare 
facility. Carrying out supplementary responsibilities 
related to children's programs is also covered. This course 
is designed primarily for those seeking a Child 
Development Associate (CDA) credential or other child 
care training. 

1135 UNDERSTANDING YOUNG 
CHILDREN-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course focuses on building positive self-concept and 
individual strengths in young children. Designed prima- 
rily for those persons seeking a Child Development 
Associate (CDA) credential or other child care training. 

1000 FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 

EDUCATION-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course focuses on setting up and maintaining a safe 
and healthy learning environment to advance physical 
and intellectual competence in young children. It is 
designed primarily for those seeking a Child 
Development Associate (CDA) credential or other child 
care training. 

2521 MANAGEMENT OF A CHILD CARE 
CENTER-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides a foundation for budgetary, financial 
and personnel management of the child care center. 
Topics include leadership, organization skills, budgeting, 
financial management, marketing, hiring, supervision and 
professional development of a child care center. 
Regulations and resource of national, state and local 
organizations will be addressed. 



HUS 1001 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explores the field of human services, includ- 
ing health, mental health, public administration, educa- 
tion, social welfare, recreation, criminal justice, youth 
services, and rehabilitation. 

HUS 1400 ALCOHOLISM & OTHER DRUG ABUSE-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

An introductory course that takes an analytical approach 
to identification, intervention, prevention, treatment and 
rehabilitation programming. Appropriate legislation and 
regulations governing rights of clients are examined. The 
community resources available for dealing with alco- 
holics and other drug abusers are identified, along with 
appropriate methods for the utilization of these resources. 

HUS 2111 BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: HUS 1001 or permission of instructor. 

In this course emphasis is placed on the encouragement of 
personal growth and the development of fundamental 
interpersonal helping skills, as well as the promotion of 
knowledge of styles of helping fostered in a variety of 
human service settings. 

HUS 2404 WORKING WITH ALCOHOLICS AND 
OTHER DRUG ABUSERS-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides both theoretical information and 
practical application of counseling techniques which have 
been effective in working with alcoholics and other drug 
abusing clients. Through role playing, readings, struc- 
tured class exercises, class discussions, and lectures stu- 
dents become familiar with a variety of counseling theo- 
ries, techniques and modalities. 



HUMANITIES 

HUM 1950 HUMANITIES STUDY TOUR-AA (**) 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3 Credits 

Edison Community College-sponsored study tour abroad 
with lectures before departure and en route. Writing 
Intensive; journal required. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate com- 
petence in written communication. (I) 

HUM 2210 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE ANCIENT 
WORLD THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an interdisciplinary humanities course with 
a multicultural and global approach. Drawing from the 
fields of arts and letters, the course is a study of European 
culture from the prehistoric age through the end of the 
Renaissance, as well as the ancient cultures of Asia, 
Africa and Pre-Colombian America. This course is 
termed a writing intensive course. If completed with a 
grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demon- 
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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



HUM 2230 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE 17th 
CENTURY TO THE PRESENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

An interdisciplinary humanities course with a multicul- 
tural and global perspective. Drawing from the field of arts 
and letters, the course is a study of European culture from 
the Baroque era to the present, as well as the modem cul- 
tures of Asia, Africa and the contemporary Americas. This 
course is termed a writing intensive course. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence in written communication. (I) 

HUM 2510 HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a 30-program telecourse which explores 
human values and our sense of ourselves as individuals in 
community through the arts. Students wishing to qualify 
for the AA degree must complete this course with a grade 
of "C" or higher. This course is termed a writing-intensive 
course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this 
course serves to demonstrate competence in written 
communication. (I) 

HUM 2930 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: GREAT 
HUMAN QUESTIONS-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Central humanities themes presented through the study of 
selected works and performances (in philosophy, literature, 
art, music, architecture, drama, or dance), representing 
many periods and cultures and serving as a basis for dis- 
cussion of issues-social and historical as well as aesthetic 
and philosophical-facing the individual and society. The 
course utilizes multiple perspectives, guest lecturers, and 
media presentations. It is recommended that students com- 
plete at least one composition course before enrolling. This 
course is termed a writing intensive course and requires a 
minimum of 6,000 words of writing. If completed with a 
grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demon- 
strate competence in written communication. (I) 

HUM 2950 HUMANITIES Study tour- A A (**) 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3 Credits 

This course is a second tour which is a continuation of 
HUM 1950. Both courses are writing intensive; prior 
instructor permission required. If completed with a 
grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demon- 
strate competence in written communication. (I) 

INFORMATION SERVICES 

LIS 1001 - LIBRARY SKILLS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

An introduction to the use of library materials and 
resources. Students will learn to develop search strategies 
to utilize traditional library materials and electronic infor- 
mation resources. The course will focus on information 
resources related to the undergraduate research paper. 



LIS 1003 INTERNET FOR COLLEGE RESEARCH-AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is designed to help students become familiar 
with the Internet and information resources of value in 
college research. Through the use of finding tools and 
informational resources on the Internet, students develop 
increased skills in identifying, using and evaluating elec- 
tronic information resources. Classroom activities and 
practical experience in using the Internet provide students 
with basic research skills necessary for information liter- 
acy in today's world. 



INTERNET SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 

(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 



INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE 

GEB 1949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE I-AA 
Prerequisite: Permission to register from the 
Internship Coordinator. 3 Credits 

This course offers a blended learning work experience in 
a cooperative program between Edison Community 
College, students and local employers. Students may use 
current employment or seek desired employment or vol- 
unteer experiences to incorporate their academic learning 
into a real-world work experience. Participation and eli- 
gibility is determined by the Internship Coordinator. 
Students in most programs of study are eligible. This 
course requires verified work hours and a final summary 
report at the end of the internship experience. Each 
student participates in the development of an approved 
individual learning plan. The student's work habits and 
experiences are evaluated by the Internship Coordinator 
at regular intervals and a final grade is based on approved 
criteria. Students may register for the course at any time 
during the semester and are not limited by semester time 
frames. 

GEB 2949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE II-AA 
Prerequisite: Completion of GEB1949 Internship 
Work Experience I and permission from the 
Internship Coordinator. 



JOURNALISM 



(See Media) 



LEGAL ASSISTING 



(See Paralegal Studies) 



MARINE SCIENCE 



(See Science) 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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MATHEMATICS 



MAT 9002 BASIC MATHEMATICS (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance 

This course prepares students for algebra by covering 
basic mathematical skills. The student learns to add, sub- 
tract, multiply, and divide, and apply those skills to the 
real number system. The student also learns to solve prob- 
lems with percents. All of the aforementioned topics will 
incorporate word problems. 

MAT 9012 DEVELOPMENTAL ALGEBRA I (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, MAT 9002, Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student for 
success in MAT 9020, Developmental Algebra II. This 
course is designed to provide students who have little or 
no algebra background with knowledge of the basic con- 
cepts of algebra and the skills required to apply these con- 
cepts. Topics covered include signed numbers, algebraic 
expressions, linear equations, exponents, and polynomials. 

MAT 9020 DEVELOPMENTAL ALGEBRA II (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, MAT 9012, Permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This course will prepare the student for success in MAT 
1033, Intermediate Algebra. This course is a continuation 
of MAT 9012, Developmental Algebra I. It is designed to 
complete a sequence in Elementary Algebra. Topics 
covered include factoring polynomials, graphing, quad- 
ratic equations, rational and radical expressions. A state 
exit test must be passed to exit this course. 

MAT 9024 INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or Permission of District 
Director of Learning Assistance. 

This course prepares the student for success in MAT 
1033, Intermediate Algebra. Topics covered include 
signed numbers, algebraic expressions, exponents, poly- 
nomials, factoring polynomials, graphing, linear and 
quadratic equations, and rational and radical expressions. 
Word problems and critical thinking skills are topics and 
concepts used throughout the course. A state exit test must 
be passed to exit this course. 

MAT 1033 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or MAT 9024. 

This course is intended to prepare students for college 
level algebra courses needed to meet the State require- 
ments for math competencies. This course should ade- 
quately prepare the student for MAC 1 1 05 and provide a 
strong algebra foundations for higher level math 



MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: 90 on FCELPT or 540 on SAT-R; 23 
on ACT-E, "C" in MAT 1033, or Testing. 

Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, radical, expo- 
nential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing and applica- 
tions are emphasized. A graphing calaculator is required. 
If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general edu- 
cation mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1140 PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or permission of instructor 

An algebra course designed to prepare students to enter 
either engineering or calculus courses. Topics covered 
include exponential and logarithmic functions, polyno- 
mial, rational functions, conic sections, sequences and 
series, mathematical induction, the binomial theorem, and 
matrices. A graphing calculator is required. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence for the general education 
mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1114 TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Topics in this class include the real number system, cir- 
cular functions, trigonometric functions, inverse relations 
and functions, trigonometric graphs, solutions of trian- 
gles, and trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, and 
complex numbers. Contains all of the features of 
trigonometry found in MAC 1147, with additional 
emphasis on applications. A graphing calculator is 
required. (May be taken concurrently with MAC 1 140.) If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1147 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA/ 
TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: High school trigonometry and MAC 
1105 

This course is designed for students with strong mathe- 
matical backgrounds who need a refresher course before 
beginning the Calculus sequence. Topics covered are a 
combination of topics from MAC 11 40 and MAC 1 1 14. If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general edu- 
cation mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2233 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND 
LIFE SCIENCES-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or MAC1140 

This course is designed for students in business and 
related studies who need calculus but not trigonometry. 
Included is a review of equations and inequalities and 
their applications, functions and graphs, exponential and 
logarithmic functions. Major topics include mathematics 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



of finance, limits and continuity, differentiation and inte- 
gration and applications of these. A graphing calculator is 
required. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to demonstrate competence for the 
general education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2311 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 
1147 

This course is designed for students majoring in science, 
mathematics or engineering. Topics covered include 
limits, differentiation, integration of algebraic, trigono- 
metric, logarithmic and exponential functions and appli- 
cations. Sequential with MAC 2312 and MAC 2313. A 
graphing calculator is required. If completed with a 
grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demon- 
strate competence for the general education mathe- 
matics requirement. 

MAC 2312 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2311 with minimum grade of "C" 
or permission of instructor 

This course presents differentiation and integration's of 
trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, special tech- 
niques of integration, improper integrals, sequences, infi- 
nite series, and analytic geometry in three-dimensional 
space. A graphing calculator is required. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence for the general education 
mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2313 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY IH-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2312 with a minimum grade of 
"C" or permission of instructor 
This course includes study of linear systems and matrices, 
partial derivatives, multiple integration, line integrals, 
polar coordinates, and vectors in the plane. A graphing cal- 
culator is required. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
for the general education mathematics requirement 

MAP 2302 DIFFERENTUL EQUATIONS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2312 or permission of instructor 

This course presents methods of solutions for first order 
equations. Selected applications also covered are Linear 
equations, Laplace transforms, and series solutions. A 
graphing calculator is required. If completed with a 
grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demon- 
strate competence for the general education mathe- 
matics requirement 



MGF 1106 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing with a grade of 90 on the 
FCELPT or 540 on the SAT (Math) or 23 on the ACT 
(Math). 

This course covers State of Florida essential computa- 
tional skills including arithmetic, geometry, probability 
and statistics. It covers most of the computational skills 
on the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general edu- 
cation mathematics requirement. 

MGF 1107 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Testing with a grade of 90 on the 
FCELPT or 540 on the SAT (Math) or 23 on the ACT 
(Math). 

This course is intended to demonstrate the utihty of math- 
ematics with direct applications in a contemporary 
society. Areas of study include the mathematics of social 
choice, management science, and growth and symmetry, 
and also covers review of algebra. This course is designed 
for those students whose majors do not require the tech- 
nical mathematics sequence. If completed with a grade 
of "C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate 
competence for the general education mathematics 
requirement. 

MTB 1308 TI GRAPHING CALCULATORS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Required graphing calculator 

This is an introductory course in using the Texas 
Instrument graphing calculators. No previous knowledge 
of the calculator is expected or required. This course is 
especially appropriate for those who wish to take advan- 
tage of the advanced features of the TI Series calculators. 
This course may be offered as a workshop class or in a 
distance learning format. 

STA 2023 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or 90 on FCELPT; or 23 on 
ACT-E; or 540 SAT-R. 

An introductory course in statistics covering topics in 
parametric and non-parametric statistics. Topics include: 
descriptive measures, probability, statistical inference and 
decisions-making, estimation, hypothesis testing, regres- 
sion and correlational analysis, probability distributions, 
sampling distributions, use of electronic calculators, 
interpretations of computer printouts, and non-parametric 
test procedures. A graphing calculator is required. If com- 
pleted with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves 
to demonstrate competence for the general education 
mathematics requirement. 



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MEDIA: JOURNALISM, RADIO, 
TELEVISION 

JOU 1100 BASIC REPORTING-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introduction to the profession. 
Emphasis is placed on theory and practice of writing news. 

MMC 1000 SURVEY OF MASS 

COMMUNICATIONS-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents requirements, opportunities, and 
responsibihties of various media. 

MUSIC 

MUE 1440 STRING TECHNIQUES- A A (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to string instruments. 

MUE 1450 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to woodwind instruments. 

MUE 1460 BRASS TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to brass instruments. 

MUE 1470 PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to percussion instruments. 

MUH 2018 JAZZ HISTORY AND APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces jazz styles from a historical per- 
spective. Lectures highlight the general characteristics of 
various jazz styles and artists, and focus on listening skills 
which aid in an appreciation of jazz. (I) 

MUL 1110 MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the materials, literature and practices 
of music, and consideration of its aesthetic purposes and 
social function. Development of listening skills and crite- 
ria of judgment is also presented. (I) 

MUM 2700 MUSIC BUSINESS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introduction to the structure of the 
music business and the entertainment industry. Emphasis 
is placed on contemporary business practices. Topics 
include careers in the recording and performing fields, 
retail music merchandising, publishing, song writing and 
arranging, arts and artist management, professional 
organizations, copyright law and career development. 



MUN 1120, 2120 CONCERT BAND-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of ht- 
erature written for the modem concert band. The ensem- 
ble is open to all students. (Band students transferring as 
music majors are encouraged to enroll.) 

MUN 1210, 2210 ECC COMMUNITY 
ORCHESTRA-AA (**) 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of 
orchestral literature. The ensemble is open to all students 
and community members. 

MUN 1310, 2310 COLLEGE CHOIR-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

This course covers the study, rehearsal, and performance 
of choral literature, with training in fundamentals of 
singing. Attention is given to general, cultural and 
humanistic considerations. 

MUN 1340, 2340 VOCAL ENSEMBLE-AA (**) 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

This course covers the study and performance of ensem- 
ble literature for various small groupings. 

MUN 1410-1440, 2410-2440 INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER 
ENSEMBLES-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

This course allows students to concentrate on specialized 
literature for small ensembles. Choices include: String 
Ensemble MUN 1410, 2410; Woodwind Ensemble MUN 
1420, 2420; Brass Ensemble MUN 1430, 2430; 
Percussion Ensemble MUN 1440, 2440. 

MUN 1710, 2710 JAZZ ENSEMBLE I, H-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

Emphasis in this course is placed on the study and per- 
formance of literature for the modem big jazz band. 
Auditions are held for placement in performing or 
preparatory group. 

MUN 2121 ADVANCED CONCERT BAND 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2120 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

Emphasis on study and performance of literature written 
for the modem concert band. Ensemble open to all stu- 
dents. Band students transferring as music majors are 
encouraged to enroll. 

MUN 2211 ADVANCED ORCHESTRA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2210 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

Emphasis on study and performance of orchestral litera- 
ture. Ensemble open to all students and community 
members. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



MUN 2711 ADVANCED JAZZ ENSEMBLE 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2710 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

Emphasis on study and performance of literature for the 
modem big jazz band. Auditions held for placement in 
performing or preparatory group. 

MUX 1001 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Designed for students with little or no previous musical 
training, this course presents an introduction to the reading 
and performance of music, including principles of nota- 
tion, scales, triads, rhythms, and interpretive markings. 

MUX nil MUSIC XHEORY I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class presents a study of music fundamentals, and of 
diatonic and chromatic harmony, largely through the use 
of a four-voice chorale-style model. It is intended that 
MUT 1241/1242 be taken concurrently, and it is recom- 
mended that MVK 1111 be taken concurrently with MUT 
1111. 

MUT 1112 MUSIC THEORY II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MUT 1111 

This class presents a study of music fundamentals, and of 
diatonic and chromatic harmony, largely through the use 
of a four-voice chorale-style model. It is intended that 
MUT 1241/1242 be taken concurrently, and it is recom- 
mended that MVK 1111 be taken concurrently with MUT 
1112. 

MUT 1241 SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course covers the development of aural skills 
through sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, 
and error detection in diatonic musical examples. It is 
intended that MUT 1111 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 1242 SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING H-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: MUT 1241 

This course covers the development of aural skills 
through sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, 
and error detection in diatonic musical examples. It is 
intended that MUT 1 1 12 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2116 MUSIC THEORY III-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MUT 1111/1112 or permission of 
professor. 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and chro- 
matic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, intro- 
duction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone techniques, 
and the study of musical forms. It is intended that MUT 
2246 be taken concurrently. 



MUT 2117 MUSIC THEORY IV-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MUT 2116 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and chro- 
matic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, intro- 
duction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone techniques, 
and the study of musical forms. It is intended that MUT 
2247 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2246 SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING HI-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: MUT 1241/1242 or permission of 
instructor. 

This course covers the development of aural skills in both 
diatonic and chromatic musical styles. Includes sight 
singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and error detec- 
tion. It is intended that MUT 2 1 1 6 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2247 SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING IV-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: MUT 2246 or permission of instructor. 

This course covers the development of aural skills in both 
diatonic and chromatic musical 

MUT 2641 INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ 
IMPROVISATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MUT 1121, 1122 or permission of 
instructor. 

This course provides an ensemble experience with 
emphasis on scales, chord structures, rhythmic patterns 
and chord progression-ordinarily a further development 
of the Jazz Ensemble experience. 

MVK nil CLASS PLVNO I, II-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in piano, 
emphasis on music reading, piano techniques, and piano 
literature. 

MVK 2121 CLASS PIANO III, IV-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MVK 1111 and permission of 
instructor. 

Continuation of MVK 1111. 

MVS nil CLASS GUITAR I, II-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in guitar, 
emphasis on music reading, fundamental guitar tech- 
niques and guitar literature. 

MW nil CLASS VOICE-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents fundamentals of singing; emphasis 
on tone production and diction as applied to vocal litera- 
ture. MUT 1121 and/or MVK 1111 recommended con- 
currently. 



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MVV 2121 CLASS VOICE (Sophomore)-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MW 1111 and permission of instructor. 

Continuation of MVV 1111. 

MVB 1211-MVW 2325 APPLIED MUSIC 

INSTRUCTION-AA 1-2 Credits 

Prerequisites: MVV 1111 and permission of instructor. 

Applied Music is individual one-on-one voice or instru- 
mental instruction which may be arranged for ECC 
degree-seeking students of advanced accomplishments, 
especially those actively enrolled in the Edison's music 
program. Thirty minutes of private instruction per week 
equals one credit hour. It is recommended that music 
majors take weekly lessons in their principle instruments. 
Seats in applied music classes are limited. Permission of 
the District Dean of Humanities Communications and 
Social Science is required. These lessons are not intended 
for beginners. 

1 . Full-time music majors have first priority. 

2. Full-time (12 hours) degree-seeking students have 
second priority; students who need a one-credit-hour 
course to "fill" their load do not qualify, nor do those 
who are just learning to play an instrument. 

3. Dual enrollment students and part-time students who 
are likely to become full-time have third priority. 

4. Community members have fourth option on remain- 
ing seats, exclusive of those who have repeated a 
course more than once. 

All students enrolled in applied music lessons must 
receive approval and certification of demonstrated 
advanced accomplishment by the professor, the written 
permission of the District Dean, and must show evidence 
of having enrolled in an ensemble. The written permis- 
sion shall designate the criteria (1, 2, 3 or 4 as listed 
above) under which the student is granted approval. 
Students must be accommodated in priority order, i.e. cri- 
teria one students have first priority, then criteria two stu- 
dents, etc. A form will be provided for this process. 



Baritone Horn 


Guitar 


Percussion 


Trumpet 


Bassoon 


Harpsichord 


Piano 


Tuba 


Cello 


Horn 


Saxophone 


Viola 


Clarinet 


Oboe 


String Bass 


Violin 


Flute 


Organ 


Trombone 


Voice 



Students enrolled in Applied Music are expected to enroll 
in a performance ensemble (choir, orchestra, jazz ensem- 
ble or concert band). 

- Applied Music Course Numbers - 



BARITONE HORN 

MVB 1214 
MVB 1314 
MVB 2224 
MVB 2324 
BASSOON 
MVW 1214 
MVW 1314 
MVW 2214 
MVW 2314 



CELLO 

MVS 1213 
MVS 1313 
MVS 2213 
MVS 2313 
CLARINET 
MVW 1213 
MVW 1313 
MVW 2223 
MVW 2323 



FLUTE 

MVW 1211 
MVW 1311 
MVW 2221 
MVW 2321 
HARPSICHORD 
MVK 1212 
MVK 1312 
MVK 2222 
MVK 2322 



OBOE 

MVW 1212 
MVW 1312 
MVW 2222 
MVW 2322 
ORGAN 
MVK 1213 
MVK 1313 
MVK 2223 
MVK 2323 
PERCUSSION 
MVP 1211 
MVP 1311 
MVP 2221 
MVP 2321 
PL\NO 
MVK 1211 
MVK 1311 
MVK 2221 
MVK 2321 
TROMBONE 
MVB 1213 
MVB 1313 
MVB 2223 
MVB 2323 



TRUMPET 

MVB 1211 
MVB 1311 
MVB 2221 
MVB 2321 
TUBA 
MVB 1215 
MVB 1315 
MVB 2225 
MVB 2325 
VIOLA 
MVS 1212 
MVS 1312 
MVS 2222 
MVS 2322 
GUITAR 
MVS 1216 
MVS 1316 
MVS 2226 
MVS 2326 
HORN 
MVB 1212 
MVB 1312 
MVB 2222 
MVB 2322 



SAXOPHONE 

MVW 1215 
MVW 1315 
MVW 2225 
MVW 2325 
STRING BASS 
MVS 1214 
MVS 1314 
MVS 2224 
MVS 2324 
VIOLIN 
MVS 1211 
MVS 1311 
MVS 2221 
MVS 2321 
VOICE 
MVV 1211 
MVV 1311 
MVV 2221 
MVV 2321 



NETWORKING SERVICES 
TECHNOLOGY 



(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 



NURSING*** 



NUR 1010 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: BSC 1093C, MAC 1105 or higher or 
STA 2023, acceptance to Nursing Program 
Corequisites: None 

This course introduces students to history and trends in 
nursing, the health-illness continuum, and Maslow's 
Hierarchy of needs. Other topics include: legal and ethical 
issues, medical terminology, death and dying, and recog- 
nition of cultural diversity in both the client and the pro- 
fession. In addition, the Edison Community College 
Department of Nursing's philosophy, conceptual frame- 
work, and program outcomes are presented.This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1022 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING-AS 

3 class hours 5 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1010 

Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022L, 

NUR 1024L, NUR 1930, NUR 1142 

This course requires some basic computer skills and 

WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT in 

class. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



NfUR 1022L FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 
CLINICAL-AS 

6 laboratory hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010 

Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022, 
NUR 1024L, NUR 1930, NUR 1142 
In this course students are introduced to the practice of 
the Associate Degree nurse and the role as provider of 
care, manager of care, and professional within the disci- 
pline of nursing. Using the nursing process, students 
begin to assess human needs and the actual or potential 
problems that interfere with the client's ability to meet 
these basic needs. Students learn fundamental, technical, 
and interpersonal skills. Clinical laboratory experiences 
are provided in selected area hospitals and extended care 
faciUties with an emphasis on the elderly. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1024L FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 
PRACTICUM-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010 
Corequisites: ENC 1101, NUR 1930, NUR 
1022/1022L, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142 
In this course students learn fundamental nursing skills 
and techniques for clients with uncomplicated medical- 
surgical alterations in health. These skills are demon- 
strated and practiced in the nursing practicum laboratory. 
Learning experiences include discussion, assigned read- 
ings, class demonstrations, and videos. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class 

NUR 1142 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY 
AND MATH CALCULATIONS - AS 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: BSC 1093C, MAC 1105 or higher or 
STA 2023, 

Corequisites: ENC 1101, NUR 1930, NUR 
1022/1022L, BSC 10946, NUR 1024L 
Medication administration requires specialized knowl- 
edge, judgment, and nursing skills based on the principles 
of pharmacology. The focus of this course is to introduce 
the student to the nurse's role in the delivery and mainte- 
nance of safe and efficient drug treatment. Basic con- 
cepts of medication management are introduced. Content 
includes drug actions, systems of delivery, routes of 
administration, factors affecting drug action, ethical and 
legal concepts related to drug administration, and calcu- 
lating medication dosages. This course may require some 
basic computer skills and WebCT. The instructor will 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1201 TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 
Advanced Placement Sequence Only 
3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Corequisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1201L, PSY 2012, 
DEP 2004 



NUR 1201L TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS 
CLINICAL-AS 

6 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, 
MAC 1105 or higher. Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required) A Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Cardiovas- 
cular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed Practical Nurse 
(LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRT's, and RCVT's 
must be Florida certified nursing assistants.) 
Corequisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1201, PSY 2012 DEP 
2004 

This transitional course introduces the student to the 
Edison Community College Department of Nursing's 
philosophy, conceptual framework, and outcomes. The 
course includes content on the nursing process, legal and 
ethical issues, and expanded technical skills. Using the 
nursing process, students assess human needs, alterations 
in human needs, and nursing interventions necessary to 
meet these needs. The student is introduced to the role of 
provider of care, manager of care, and member of the dis- 
cipline of nursing. The course utilizes experiences in the 
classroom, practicum lab and clinical facilities to address 
nursing care of clients in acute care settings. This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class, if used. 

NUR 1210 ADULT NURSING I-AS 

4 class hours 7 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1930, NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 
1024L, ENC 1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1240L, NUR 1210L, 
PSY 2012, NUR 1931 

This course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT if used. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT 
in class. 

NUR 1210L ADULT NURSING I CLINICAL-AS 

9 laboratory hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1930, NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 
1024L, ENC 1101, BSC 1094C NUR 1142 
Corequisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1240L, NUR 1210, PSY 
2012, NUR 1931 

In this course students continue to develop their role as a 
member of the profession of nursing and as a provider of 
care to clients with uncomplicated medical-surgical alter- 
ations in health. Application of theory to practice is 
emphasized. Knowledge, techniques, and skills related to 
promoting, restoring, and maintaining health are taught. 
Learning experiences include the following: lecture-dis- 
cussion, a written teaching-learning plan, and clinical 
experience in acute care facilities. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class if used. 



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NUR 1240L ADULT NURSING I PRACTICUM 
LABORATORY-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1930, NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 
1024L, ENC 1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1210/1210L, PSY 2012, 
NUR 1931 

In this course students build upon fundamental skills and 
techniques related to the practice of nursing of clients 
with uncomplicated medical-surgical alterations. 
Students continue to progress in performing simple 
medical-surgical procedures and techniques by utilizing 
nursing concepts and principles derived from lecture-dis- 
cussion, assigned readings, class demonstration and 
videos in the nursing practicum lab. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class if used. 

NUR 1930 NURSING SEMINAR IAS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010 

Corequisites:, NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1024L, ENC 
1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142 

This course introduces the student to written documenta- 
tion of care provided in acute and long-term care facili- 
ties. Students work individually and in small groups on 
assignments pertaining to: the well older adult, interper- 
sonal relationships, client assessment, and the nursing 
process. This course may require some basic computer 
skills and WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate 
WebCT in class if used. 

NUR 1931 NURSING SEMINAR II-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1024L, NUR 
1930, ENC 1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: NUR 1210/1210L, NUR 1240L, PSY 
2012, DEP 2004 

This course expands on the written documentation of 
care. Critical thinking skills relevant to providing and 
managing the care of adult clients are introduced. The 
nursing process with emphasis on the nursing diagnosis is 
stressed. The APA format of writing scholarly papers is 
introduced and individual papers are critiqued. This 
course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class 
if used. 

NUR 1932 NURSING SEMINAR-ADVANCED PLACE- 
MENT-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MAC 1105 or higher, BSC 1093C, BSC 
1094C, ENC 1101, Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required) A Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Cardiovas- 
cular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed Practical Nurse 
(LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRT's, and RCVT's 
must be Florida certified nursing assistants.) 
Corequisites: NUR 1201/1201L, PSY 2012, DEP 2004, 
This course introduces the student to concepts relevant to 
the nursing care provided in acute and long term care 



facilities. Students work individually and in groups on 
assignments pertaining to: cultural diversity, nursing 
process, nursing care plans, pharmacology, ethical-legal 
implications, and the teaching-learning process. This 
course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT if used. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT 
in class 

NUR 2140 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGICAL 
CONCEPTS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1024L, NUR 
1930, NUR 1142 or professor, progam coordinator or 
director's permission. 
Corequisites: None 

Medication administration requires specialized knowl- 
edge, judgement, and nursing skills based on the princi- 
ples of pharmacology. The focus of this course is to assist 
the student in applying knowledge of pharmacology and 
the nursing process to direct nursing decisions relative to 
safe drug administration and to ensure compliance with 
standards of practice. This course focuses on identifica- 
tion of drug classifications, interactions and application 
of the nursing process to clinical situations. This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class if used. 

NUR 2212 ADVANCED ADULT NURSING U-AS 

4 class hours 7 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2300/2300L, 

NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 2510/2510L 

Corequisites: NUR 2810/2810L, NUR 2212L 

This course may require some basic computer skills and 

WebCT. The instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2212L ADVANCED ADULT NURSING II 
CLINICAL-AS 

16 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2300/2300L, 
NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 2510/2510L 
Corequisites: NUR 2810/2810L, NUR 2212 
This course is an integrated study of complicated alter- 
ations in health in the adult client. It includes theoretical 
concepts relevant to adults experiencing complex medical/ 
surgical health alterations, and the goal of restoration or 
maintenance of health. Clinical learning experiences 
provide students with the opportunity to further develop 
their roles as providers of care, managers of care, and pro- 
fessionals within the discipUne of nursing. This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310/2310L PEDUTRIC NURSING CONCEPTS 
AND CLINICAL-AS 

2 Class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1201/1201L or NUR 1210/1210L, 
NUR 1931 or NUR 1932, NUR 1240, DEP 2004, 
PSY 2012, MCB 2013C, HUM elective (writing inten- 
sive, substitution not accepted). 
Corequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2310L 
A developmental approach is utilized to study the nursing 
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Emphasis is on wellness, growth and development, and 
the nursing care of the child with alterations in health. 
The clinical setting provides the student with the oppor- 
tunity to develop his/her role as provider of care, manager 
of care, and professional within the discipline of nursing 
as it relates to the care of children. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2300/2300L MATERNAL NURSING CONCEPTS 
AND CLINICAL-AS 

2 Class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1210/1210L or NUR 1201/1201L, 
DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2510/2510L, 2310/2310L 

This course focuses on the nursing care of childbearing 
women and their families through all stages of pregnancy 
and childbirth, as well as care of the newborn. Emphasis 
is on the process of labor, birth, and recovery, teaching 
about pregnancy, and parenting skills. Women's health 
issues are also discussed. The clinical setting provides 
the student with the opportunity to care for women and to 
prepare women for childbirth as well as develop the role 
of the nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and 
professional within the discipline of nursing. This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2510/2510L MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 
CONCEPTS SEQUENCE AND CLINICAL 
2 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1201/1201L, NUR 1210/1210L, 
NUR 1240L, NUR 1931 or NUR 1932, MCB 2013, 
DEP 2004, PSY 2012, HUM elective (writing intensive, 
substitution not accepted). 
Corequisites: NUR 2510/2510L 

This course assists students in refining communication 
skills applied to any area of nursing practice. It assists stu- 
dents in understanding dynamics of human behavior and 
acquiring knowledge in areas related to mental health and 
mental illness. This course builds on mental health con- 
cepts developed in previous courses. The clinical setting 
provides learning experiences in psychiatric hospital set- 
tings and community mental health settings. This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2810 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND ROLE 
DEVELOPMENT-AS 

2 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: All nursing courses except NUR 2212/ 
2212L and NUR2810L and all general education 
requirements for the A.S. degree. 
Corequisites: NUR 2212/2212L, NUR2810L 
This course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT. The instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 



NUR 2810L CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP-AS 

96 Clinical hours/over 4 weeks Credits 

Prerequisites: All nursing courses except NUR 2810L 
and all general education requirements for the A.S. 
degree. 

Corequisites: NUR 2810L 

This course is designed to facilitate the transition of the 
student to entry level practitioner. An overview of trends 
and issues in nursing and health care delivery is pre- 
sented. The course explores legal-ethical issues, manage- 
ment and leadership concepts, and issues related to 
employment in nursing. The focus of the clinical experi- 
ence is on the progression of the student from the educa- 
tional setting and student role, to functioning within the 
reality of the work place in a professional role. This Level 

2 clinical preceptorship teams a student with a registered 
nurse mentor for an in-depth clinical experience. Students 
are provided an opportunity to synthesize and utilize 
knowledge gained during their educational experience 
while functioning in the role of provider of care. 
Opportunities are provided for students to participate as a 
manager of client care, and to observe basic management 
functions. Students are required to complete this level 2, 
ninety-six hour clinical preceptorship, during the final 
month in the nursing program. This course may require 
some basic computer skills and WebCT. The instructor 
may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

*Nursing courses with clinicals are taught as unified courses. 
A student must get a grade of "C" or above in theory and a 
passing grade in clinical in each nursing course attempted. 
***Nursing courses are currently under revision and subject to 
change. 

NUTRITION 

(See Science) 

PARALEGAL STUDIES 

PLA 1003 INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL 
STUDIES-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of the training and 
purpose of paralegals. It examines the role of the lawyer 
and the paralegal in modem society, the ethical and pro- 
fessional practice standards applicable to both lawyer and 
assistant, and surveys the various fields of law to be 
covered in the Paralegal Studies program. 

PLA 1103 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course presents an introduction to legal research 
including citation form, case law, reading and finding 
statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, adminis- 
trative law, court rules, local rules, loose-leaf services, 
secondary references, computer research, and ethical con- 
siderations. 



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PLA 2114 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PLA 1103 Legal Research and Writing I 

This course provides research and writing skills that the 
paralegal needs, with emphasis on legal writing. The 
course is intended to familiarize students with problems, 
procedures, and ethics in legal research and writing. 
Computerized legal research techniques using LEXIS are 
incorporated to complement the techniques learned in 
PLA 1103. 

PLA 2200 LITIGATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the 
structure of the federal and state judicial systems and their 
jurisdictions. It introduces the student to the basic litiga- 
tion process and its procedural aspects by focusing on the 
federal and state rules of civil procedure and evidence. It 
includes comparisons of state and federal court rules, the 
drafting of pleadings, and ethical considerations relating 
to litigation. 

PLA 2202 TORTS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course covers principles of tort litigation, lawyer and 
client relationships, causes of action, remedies and 
defenses, jurisdiction, commencement of lawsuits, rules 
of procedure, pleadings, gathering evidence, and ethical 
considerations. 

PLA 2433 BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND GOVERN- 
MENT REGULATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of sole proprietorships, part- 
nerships, and corporations. Includes ethical considera- 
tions and governmental regulations. 

PLA 2600 WILLS, TRUST AND PROBATE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides instruction in estate planning, wills, 
probate practice and procedures, jurisdiction, functions of 
lawyers and personal representatives, initial steps in 
probate, inventory and appraisal, creditors claims, distri- 
bution and discharge, ancillary administration, and ethical 
considerations. 

PLA 2610 REAL ESTATE LAW AND PROPERTY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of ownership, title issues, 
legal descriptions, real estate contracts, real estate trans- 
fers and transactions, real estate closings, and ethical con- 
siderations. 



PLA 



PLA 



2763 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course covers principles of organization and man- 
agement, management styles, communications process, 
utilizing legal assistants, management of office employ- 
ees, office environment, office systems, office functions, 
financial management, and ethical considerations in law 
office management. 



3 Credits 



2800 FAMILY LAW-AA 

3 class hours 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course presents a study of various aspects of family 
law including marriage, premarital and other agreements, 
annulment, dissolution of marriage, separation agree- 
ments, child custody, child support, alimony, judicial sep- 
aration, adoptions, and ethical considerations relating to 
the field of family law. 



PLA 2931 SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN PARALEGAL 
STUDIES - AA 

1-3 Credits 

These courses are intended to explore a wide range of 
varying topics in law, and to provide students with an 
increased understanding of the legal and ethical implica- 
tions of the subject at hand. Topics to be offered will 
provide a broad range of specialized subject matter, and 
will be selected in areas of current interest or in highly 
focused areas within the law. Topics may vary from one 
semester to another Topics will be offered as one, two or 
three credits and can be combined with other topics for up 
to three hours of elective credit. 



PHILOSOPHY 



IDS 1350 CRITICAL THINKING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop higher level reasoning 
and problem-solving skills which can be effectively trans- 
ferred to other subject areas. Emphasis includes special- 
ized vocabulary development and verbal and quantitative 
reasoning skills. Students will apply creative and critical 
reasoning skills to brainstorming, patterns of thinlcing, 
questioning and effective problem-solving strategies. 
Fundamentals of logic, analogies, perceptions and learn- 
ing styles are also explored. 

PHI 2010 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A basic course in philosophical thinking. Selected read- 
ings from Socrates to Sartre are included. 

PHI 2100 LOGIC: REASONING AND CRITICAL 
THINKING-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a basic course in methods and principles in the 
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PHI 2600 ETHICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a basic course in philosophical thinking about 
morality, moral problems, and moral judgments. 

REL 2300 WORLD RELIGIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents a scholarly introduction to the major 
religious traditions of the world. Course material includes 
historical background, function in society, philosophical 
tenets and sacred texts drawn from Hinduism, Buddhism, 
Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity 
and Islam. (I) 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

(See Art) 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 

(See Science) 



PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT 
PROGRAM 

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is delivered to the stu- 
dents through an inter-institutional agreement via distance learn- 
ing technology from Broward Community College (BCC) in Fort 
Lauderdale, Florida. That is, there is a two-way audio and video 
interaction with a classroom located on the Lee County campus 
of Edison College. The degree is granted by Broward 
Community College. For information regarding the scheduling of 
these classes, please call 489-9494. 

PHT 1010 PHYSICAL PRINICPLES FOR THE 
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT 
1 class hour per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: none 
Corequisites: PHT 1200, PHT 1103 
This course introduces students to the basic physical prin- 
ciples that apply to commonly utilized therapeutic proce- 
dures in the field of physical therapy. Topics include but 
are not limited to body mechanics, ergonomics, the use of 
heat, cold, sound and electricity to facihtate healing. 

PHT 1103 ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL 
THERAPIST ASSISTANT 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 
Corequisites: none 

This course introduces basic human anatomy with an 
emphasis on the structure and function of the skeletal and 
muscular systems. Actions, origins, insertions and inner- 
vations of muscles are also discussed. Surface anatomy is 
presented with an introduction to basic palpation. 



PHT 1103L ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST 
ASSISTANT LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: none 

Corequisites: none 

Laboratory sessions for Anatomy for PTA (PHT 1 103) are 
designed to provide the students with an opportunity to 
identify, with accuracy, a variety of bones, bony land- 
marks, muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue structures 
using graphics and various anatomical specimens/models. 
Basic palpation skills are developed. 

PHT 1200 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: none 

Corequisites: PHT 1103, PHT 1010 

This course introduces the student to the historical back- 
ground, philosophy and goals of physical therapy as a 
profession. It incorporates discussion on legal and ethical 
issues, educational requirements, supervisory relation- 
ships and current developments related to physical 
therapy. Health care delivery systems, the medical record 
and issues of reimbursement are discussed. Presents the 
basic theory of body mechanics, preparation of the patient 
and the treatment area, positioning and transferring tech- 
niques, gait training, and wheelchair prescription. 
Professional behaviors are introduced. 

PHT 1200L INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL 
THERAPY LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: none 
Corequisites: PHT 1103, PHT 1010 
Laboratory sessions for Introduction to Physical Therapy 
(PHT 1200) are designed to allow the students an oppor- 
tunity to familiarize themselves with the basic fundamen- 
tals of patient care. Emphasis is placed on body mechan- 
ics analysis, positioning procedures, transfers, gait train- 
ing, and basic patient care skills. Data collection relative 
to the course content as well as patient and caregiver edu- 
cation are emphasized. Skills assignments as well as 
competency evaluations are completed. Professional 
behaviors, at the novice level, are assessed. 

PHT 1211 DISABILITIES AND THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES I 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1200, PHT 1103 
Corequisite: PHT 2224 

This course introduces the smdent to the theory and prac- 
tical application of physical therapy modalities. The phys- 
iological effects of and the indications/ contraindications 
of patient care interventions such as heat, cold, radiant 
therapy, electrotherapy, traction, intermittent compression 
and massage are presented. Principles of effective docu- 
mentation and discharge planning are discussed. 
Problem-solving skills are detailed. 



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PHT 1211L DISABILITIES AND THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES I LAB 

4 hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1200L, PHT 1103L 
Corequisites: none 

Laboratory sessions for Disabilities and Therapeutic 
Procedures (PHT 1211) are designed to develop student 
skills in the actual performance of the patient care inter- 
ventions presented. Skills in massage are developed. 
Practical application of each intervention is emphasized 
with patient simulations and case studies enhancing the 
ability to understand a plan of care for a patient. 
Professional behaviors, at the intermediate level, are 
assessed. Data collection relative to the course content as 
well as patient and caregiver education are emphasized. 
Students are expected to demonstrate competency in car- 
rying out an appropriate therapeutic modality plan of care 
including effective documentation. 

PHT 1300 SURVEY OF PATHOLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 
Corequisite: PHT 1200 

This course introduces the student to general pathological 
conditions with emphasis on those commonly seen in the 
field of physical therapy. Basic system anatomy is 
reviewed with an emphasis on the pathophysiology of 
disease. Student presentations of various musculoskeletal 
conditions are completed. Descriptions of how diseases 
are classified, diagnosed and treated, as well as the 
natural course/prognosis of these diseases are presented. 
Implications of disease processes as well as contraindica- 
tions precautions and patient/caregiver education related 
to physical therapy are discussed. When relevant, specific 
physical therapy plans, such as chest PT, are discussed 
through case study analysis. The effects of aging upon 
disease and in general are considered. 

PHT 1350 BASIC PHARMACOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL 
THERAPIST ASSISTANTS 

1 class hour per week 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: none 

Corequisite: PHT 1211 

This course introduces concepts of basic pharmacology 
and presents pharmacological agents dispensed for condi- 
tions commonly seen in physical therapy. Drug responses 
and interactions as they relate to patient response are dis- 
cussed. 

PHT 1020 THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION FOR 
THE PT ASSISTANT 

2 Contact Hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: none 

Corequisite: none 

An overview of effective communication skills and con- 
cepts regarding successful therapeutic interactions will be 
presented. Students will participate in several interactive 
sessions to become familiar with team building, verbal 
and non-verbal communication, effective listening con- 
cepts and conflict management to determine how to 



manage clinical situations as they arise. Cultural diver- 
sity is discussed. Students are responsible for developing 
and delivering an effective in-service presentation as well 
as completing a simulated disability project. 

PHT 1801L CLINICAL PRACTICUM I 

20 hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1103, PHT 1211 
Corequisites: none 

Course involves student assignment to a local clinical 
facility. Includes scheduled class meetings to discuss 
clinical performance objectives, the self-appraisal 
process, and overall requirements for this novice level 
practicum. Discussions also include professionalism, 
attitudes, patient rapport, sexual harassment, etc. A 
journal report of clinical experiences, case studies and an 
article review are required. Weekly online discussion 
forums facilitate critical thinking, peer review, and man- 
aging clinical situations at the novice level. Students 
attend a personal conference with the academic coordina- 
tor of clinical education to discuss progress and to iden- 
tify areas of strengths/weaknesses with appropriate target 
dates and methods of amelioration if needed. Students 
receive pass/fail grade. 

PHT 2120 APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2224, PHT 2224L 
Corequisite: PHT 2120L 

This course is designed to instruct the student in princi- 
ples of applied anatomy. Reinforcement of palpation and 
observational skills with regards to the analysis of human 
movement is emphasized. The singular and combined 
functions of the muscular and skeletal systems, the prin- 
ciples of biomechanics and the various aspects of normal 
and pathological gaits are presented. Goniometry and 
manual muscle testing procedures are presented. 

PHT 2120L APPLIED KINESIOLOGY LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: PHT 2224 
Corequisites: PHT 2120, PHT 2224L 

Laboratory sessions for Applied Kinesiology (PHT2120) 
are designed to allow the students to practice the skills of 
goniometry and manual muscle testing along with special 
testing procedures. Observation of normal and abnormal 
gait patterns as well as analysis of UE and LE movement 
patterns are performed. Palpation of surface anatomy 
and review of anatomical/bony landmarks occurs. 

PHT 2162 SURVEY OF NEUROLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2224, PHT 2224L 
Corequisite: PHT 2810L 

This course introduces the etiology, pathophysiology and 
symptoms of common neuromuscular diseases/condi- 
tions. Basic neuroanatomy is reviewed, and neurodiag- 
nostic procedures are presented. Specific case study 
assignments of various neurological conditions are com- 
pleted and discussed. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



PHT 2224 DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES II 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: PHT 1103 

Corequisite: PHT 1211 

Course introduces concepts of therapeutic exercise with 
regards to its principles and objectives. The theory of and 
application of specific exercise regimes are presented. 
Principles of ROM and stretching techniques are pre- 
sented. A basic introduction to goniometry and manual 
muscle testing procedures is presented as it pertains to the 
development of therapeutic exercise interventions. 

PHT 2224L DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES U LAB 

4 hours per week 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: PHT 1103L, PHT 1200L 
Corequisites: none 

Laboratory sessions for Disabilities and Therapeutic 
Procedures II (PHT 2224) are designed to provide the 
student with observation and actual application of thera- 
peutic exercise in the laboratory setting. Case studies of 
various medical conditions with emphasis on therapeutic 
interventions are completed. ROM and stretching tech- 
niques are practiced. Goniometry and manual muscle 
testing procedures are practiced as they relate to the pro- 
vision of therapeutic exercise. Data collection relative to 
the course content as well as patient and caregiver educa- 
tion are emphasized. Professional behaviors, at the inter- 
mediate level, are assessed 

PHT 2704 REHABILITATIVE PROCEDURES 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162, PHT 2120, PHT 2120L 
Corequisites: PHT 2820L, PHT 2931 

Advanced course designed to develop skill in and under- 
standing of the underlying principles of advanced physi- 
cal therapy plans of care including motor learning princi- 
ples. Techniques presented include advanced therapeutic 
exercise programs (stroke, spinal cord injured, etc.) pro- 
prioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), Bobath and 
Brunnstrom. Amputations and principles of prosthetics 
are detailed with fitting and check-out procedures 
reviewed. 

PHT 2704L REHABILITATIVE PROCEDURES LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162, PHT 2120 
Corequisites: PHT 2820L, PHT 2931 

Laboratory sessions for Rehabilitative Procedures 
(PHT2704) are designed for the students to practice the 
utilization of developmental postures in patient interven- 
tions as well as PNF, facilitation/inhibition techniques 
and others forms of advanced therapeutic exercise 
approaches. Stump wrapping and therapeutic manage- 
ment prosthetic patients are practiced. Case studies of 
various medical conditions with emphasis on advanced 
therapeutic exercise approaches as well as application of 
prosthetic principles are completed. Data collection rela- 
tive to the course content as well as patient and caregiver 
education are emphasized. Professional behaviors, at the 
entry level, are assessed. 



PHT 2810L CLINICAL PRACTICUM II 

24 hours per week 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 1810L 
Corequisite: PHT 2162 

Course involves student assignment to local clinical facil- 
ity. Includes scheduled class meetings to review clinical 
performance objectives, the self-appraisal process, and 
overall requirements for this intermediate level 
practicum. Class discussions are held to share and 
discuss experiences, patient care problems, learning 
styles, cooperative group participation, acceptance and 
implementation of constructive criticism, etc. A clinical 
journal and an in-service are required. Weekly online dis- 
cussion forums facilitate critical thinking, peer review, 
and managing clinical situations at the intermediate level. 
Students attend a personal conference with the academic 
coordinator of clinical education to discuss progress and 
to identify areas of strengths/weaknesses with appropriate 
target dates and methods of amelioration if needed. 
Students receive a pass/fail grade. 

PHT 2820L CLINICAL PRACTICUM HI 

40 hours per week 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 2810L 
Corequisites: PHT 2704, PHT 2931 

Course involves full time student assignment to a local 
clinical facility. Includes scheduled class meetings to 
discuss clinical performance objectives, the self-appraisal 
process, and overall requirements for this entry level 
practicum. A clinical journal, a case study report and a 
research project are required. Class discussions are held 
to share and discuss experiences, patient care problems, 
readiness for the workplace, leadership responsibilities, 
professional growth, etc. Weekly online discussion 
forums facilitate critical thinking, peer review, and man- 
aging clinical situations at the entry level. Students attend 
a personal conference with the academic coordinator of 
clinical education to discuss progress and to identify area 
of strength/weaknesses with appropriate target dates and 
methods of amelioration where necessary. Students 
receive a pass/fail grade. 

PHT 2931 TRANSITION SEMINAR 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162, PHT 2120 
Corequisites: PHT 2704, PHT 2820L 

A discussion and presentation seminar course on legal and 
ethical issues, interpersonal skill refinement, employment 
techniques, quality assurance, and career development. 
Discharge planning concepts are reviewed. Empathy for 
patients and enhanced understanding of the challenges of 
a disability are explored through a community advocacy 
project. An exit practical is performed to assess entry 
level preparation. Students develop their peer review and 
self-assessment skills during the exit practical. The course 
also provides a comprehensive curriculum review and 
presents details on applying for licensure as students 
prepare for the transition to the work place. 



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POLITICAL SCIENCE 



INR 2002 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the interactions of nation states in 
tenns of poHtical, economic, psychological, and cultural 
factors; power, morality and law among states. Conflict 
and cooperation in the pursuit of national interests, and 
international political systems and their functions is 
covered. (I) 

POS 2041 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the national government within the 
American federal system. Functions, processes, and con- 
temporary problems of American political systems, along 
with political parties, pressure groups, elections, 
Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court are also 
discussed. 

POS 2112 AMERICAN STATE AND LOCAL 
POLITICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course emphasizes practical politics and functional 
government. A critical analysis of state and community 
poUtical systems and processes is covered using the com- 
munity as a laboratory, and including contacts with 
state/local officials. Internships are encouraged and credit 
for practical experience is allowed when approved by 
instructor. 

POS 2601 THE CONSTITUTION-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to landmark Supreme 
Court decisions and doctrines in American constitutional 
law. Major social problems, social institutions, and the 
scope of constitutional power will be explored. 



PSYCHOLOGY 



CLP 1000 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers practical psychology for coping with 
everyday life. The course deals with psychological prin- 
ciples of adjustment, emotional functioning, effective 
relationships, and personal happiness. 

DEP 2004 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course includes a life span coverage of theories and 
findings in human development, emphasizing the physi- 
cal and psychosocial growth of the individual from con- 
ception to death. Emphasis is placed on the special prob- 
lems and challenges the individual faces at each stage of 
the life cycle: prenatal development, infancy, childhood, 
adolescence, adulthood, and old age. 



DEP 2102 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This course presents an investigation of the forces which 
shape and influence the growth and development of chil- 
dren. The course is designed to be of value to those who 
are or expect to be parents, teachers, or who plan to work 
with children in any capacity. 

DEP 2302 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This course is an investigation of the transitional years 
between childhood and adulthood. Emphasis is placed on 
the changing self-concept of the young person and the 
special problems unique to this stage of Ufe. 

INP 2301 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND 
INDUSTRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study and analysis of personal and per- 
sonnel relationships in occupations. It covers the tech- 
niques and dynamics underlying harmonious relation- 
ships in work organizations, and the importance of the 
working environment as it affects human services and 
productivity. 

PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to give all students an introduc- 
tion to psychology as a science and an understanding of 
psychology's applications to everyday life. The general 
models and methods psychology uses are explored as 
well as the factors that influence human behavior, includ- 
ing physiology, genetics, sensation, perception, learning, 
memory cognition, emotions, motives, personality, abnor- 
mal behavior and social interaction. 

PSY 2014 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY II-AA 

3 class hour 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This is the second course in introductory psychology 
designed primarily for psychology majors. Emphasis is 
placed on the basic principles and concepts of experi- 
mental psychology, including scientific methodology and 
experimental investigation, conditioning and learning, 
perception, cognition, memory, motivation and neuro- 
psychology. 



RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 

RTE 1000 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY AND 
PATIENT CARE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: RTE 1503L 

This course is an overview of medical imaging and an 
investigation of patient care techniques applicable to the 
practicing radiographer. It includes concepts on becoming 
a technologist, practicing the profession, and competently 
performing patient care in the medical environment. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



RTE 1001 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY/MEDICAL 
TERMINOLOGY-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: Admission to Radiologic Technology 
Program 

This course is specifically designed for the radiography 
student that combines a study of medical terminology 
with common disease processes demonstrated radi- 
ographically. The course follows a programmed text. 
Class discussions of disease processes that correlate with 
terminology lessons bridge these two areas and allow the 
student to apply new terms to his/her field of study. 

RTE 1418 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 
EXPOSURE I-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1613 

Corequisite: RTE 1804 

This course is designed to build upon the concepts 
learned in RTE 1613, Radiologic Physics. The course 
leads the student through concepts related to radiographic 
imaging including: beam restriction, grids, radiographic 
film, processing, sensitometry, intensifying screens, 
quality factors, and conversion techniques involving 
manipulation of exposure parameters. 

RTE 1457 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 
EXPOSURE HAS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1418 

Corequisite: RTE 1814 

This course is designed to build upon the concepts 
learned in RTE 1613, Radiologic Physics, and RTE 1418, 
Principles of Radiographic Exposure I. The course leads 
the student through concepts related to radiographic 
imaging including: film critique, exposure control 
systems including fixed and variable kilovoltage tech- 
nique chart construction, automatic exposure control, and 
exposure conversion methods. 

RTE 1503 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Corequisites: RTE 1503L and RTE 1613 

This course presents a study of radiographic positioning 
procedures covering the upper and lower extremities, 
chest and abdomen. Concepts include radiographic 
anatomy and film analysis. Radiation protection is 
stressed and demonstrated for each procedure. 

RTE 1503L RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I LAB-AS 

16 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Radiologic Tech- 
nology Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable the 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology 
student to gain valuable clinical experience in depart- 
ments of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate skills learned in the classroom in the clinical 
setting. In this area, each student is assigned to the 
various department subdivisions. The student works 
closely with a registered radiologic technologist. 



RTE 1513 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING H-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: RTE 1503 and 1503L 
Corequisite: RTE 1804 

This course is a continuation of positioning theory and 
application started in RTE 1503. Radiographic proce- 
dures studied include: the entire vertebral column, bony 
thorax, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, the 
biliary system, and the genitourinary system. 

RTE 1523 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING III-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: RTE 1513 and 1804 
Corequisite: RTE 1814 

This course covers the procedures involved with radi- 
ographic examinations of the head. X-ray studies investi- 
gated include: bony calvarium, sella turcica, facial bones, 
optic foramen, mandible, temperomandibular joints, 
paranasal sinuses, and the temporal bone. 

RTE 1573 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE PRINCIPLES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1457 

Corequisite: RTE 1824 

This course is designed to teach radiography students 
advanced imaging concepts related to their field. Topics 
covered include: mobile radiography, fluoroscopy, 
tomography, macro-radiography, duplication, subtraction, 
digital imaging processing, and basic physical concepts 
related to computed tomography and magnetic resonance 
imaging. Students learn advanced radiographic proce- 
dures including venipuncture and mammography. 
Special consideration is placed on positioning and 
exposre techniques that help the radiographer consistently 
obtain optimum images of human anatomy. 

RTE 1613 RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Corequisite: RTE 1503L 

This course presents a study of the fundamental units of 
measurement, the structure of matter, and the concepts of 
work, force and energy. The course covers the following 
basics of electricity: electrostatics, electrodynamics, mag- 
netism, and the electric generator. Concepts include elec- 
tromagnetic induction, transformers, rectifiers. X-ray 
tubes, and the interactions that produce X-radiation. 
Radiation measurement and basic radiation protection 
concepts are also included. 

RTE 1804 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM I-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology stu- 
dents to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to demon- 
strate the skills learned in the classroom and laboratory in 
the real clinical setting. In this area each student is 
assigned to various department subdivisions. The student 



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at first works closely with a registered radiologic technol- 
ogist. As proficiency and speed increases, the student per- 
forms examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clini- 
cal situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining radi- 
ographic records. 

RTE 1814 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM HAS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology stu- 
dents to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to demon- 
strate the skills learned in the classroom and laboratory in 
the real clinical setting. In this area each student is 
assigned to various department subdivisions. The student 
at first works closely with a registered radiologic technol- 
ogist. As proficiency and speed increases, the student per- 
forms examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clini- 
cal situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining radi- 
ographic records. 

RTE 1824 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IDAS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology stu- 
dents to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to demon- 
strate the skills learned in the classroom and laboratory in 
the real clinical setting. In this area each student is 
assigned to various department subdivisions. The student 
at first works closely with a registered radiologic technol- 
ogist. As proficiency and speed increases, the student per- 
forms examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clini- 
cal situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining radi- 
ographic records. 



RTE 1951 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 
EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENT-AS 
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1 Credit 

Equivalency Assessment is a process designed to assist 
Registered Radiologic Technologists who desire to earn 
the Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic 
Technology. These individuals are graduates of accred- 
ited, hospital-based, radiologic technology programs who 
are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic 
Technologists (ARRT). 

RTE 2061 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

This is a final, comprehensive course that reviews and 
interrelates concepts previously covered in the two-year 
curriculum. It provides the student with a meaningful 
approach to evaluate previous learning and to investigate 
areas of needed preparation for employment and creden- 
tiaUng. The course also includes employment interview 
skills and related concepts such as resume preparation. 

RTE 2385 RADIATION BIOLOGY/PROTECTION-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1613 

Corequisite: RTE 2834 

This course is an examination of radiation safety issues 
related to the Radiologic Technology profession. 
Emphasis is placed on concepts that increase one's aware- 
ness of the responsibiUty to protect the public and self 
from unnecessary radiation dose. 

RTE 2473 QUALITY ASSURANCEAS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: RTE 1418 
Corequisite: RTE 2834 

This course is designed to introduce the radiography 
student to evaluation methodology of radiographic 
systems to assure consistency in the production of quality 
images at the lowest dose. 

RTE 2563 SPECLVL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 
AND CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Corequisites: RTE 1824 

This course offers an investigation of the anatomy, equip- 
ment, and techniques for special radiographic procedures. 
Included are angiographic, neuroradiographic, and inter- 
ventional procedures. Infrequent, but interesting studies 
are also covered such as lymphography and sialography. 
Included in this course is an introduction to cross-sectional 
anatomy as demonstrated by digital imaging techniques. 

RTE 2834 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IV-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology stu- 
dents to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to demon- 
strate the skills learned in the classroom and laboratory in 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



the real clinical setting. In this area each student is 
assigned to various department subdivisions. The student 
at first works closely with a registered radiologic technol- 
ogist. As proficiency and speed increases, the student per- 
forms examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clini- 
cal situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining radi- 
ographic records. 

RTE 2844 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM V-AS 

16 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology stu- 
dents to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to demon- 
strate the skills learned in the classroom and laboratory in 
the real cUnical setting. In this area each student is 
assigned to various department subdivisions. The student 
at first works closely with a registered radiologic technol- 
ogist. As proficiency and speed increases, the student per- 
forms examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clini- 
cal situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining radi- 
ographic records. 

RTE 2854 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM VI-AS 

20 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison Community College Radiologic Technology stu- 
dents to gain valuable chnical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to demon- 
strate the skills learned in the classroom and laboratory in 
the real clinical setting. In this area each student is 
assigned to various department subdivisions. The student 
at first works closely with a registered radiologic technol- 
ogist. As proficiency and speed increases, the student per- 
forms examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clini- 
cal situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining radi- 
ographic records. 



READING 



REA 9001 READING SKILLS I (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement testing or permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This is a classroom/laboratory course that incorporates 
mastery learning using a textbook, software, and a learn- 
ing contract. It is designed to develop vocabulary literal 
reading skills, summarizing and sequencing skills, and a 
reading study system. 

REA 9002 READING SKILLS II (*) 

6 class hours and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement testing or permission of 
District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This is a required classroom/laboratory course for stu- 
dents whose reading test scores indicate a need for the 
development of reading skills. Emphasis is placed on 
improving literal and inferential comprehension, vocabu- 
lary, rate, listening, writing, and study skills. 

REA 9003 READING SKILLS ni (*) 

6 class hours and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: REA 9002, or placement testing, or per- 
mission of District Director of Learning Assistance. 

This is a classroom/laboratory course which is required 
for students whose reading test scores indicate a need for 
the development of reading skills. This is an integrated 
course of literal and inferential comprehension, vocabu- 
lary, rate and flexibility, listening, writing and study 
skills. A state exit test must be passed to exit this course. 

REA 1605 STUDY SKILLS FOR COLLEGE 
STUDENTS-AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is designed to introduce specific study strate- 
gies, encourage self-determination, and student motiva- 
tion. Emphasis is placed on individual appUcation of dif- 
ferent learning techniques for all college students. 



REAL ESTATE 



(See Business/Management/Finance) 



RESPIRATORY CARE 



RET 1024 INTRODUCTION TO CARDIOPULMONARY 
TECHNOLOGY-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the field including terminology 
and basic skills related to asepsis. The historical develop- 
ment of and current trends in cardiopulmonary technol- 
ogy are discussed. Basics of cardiopulmonary anatomy 
and physiology are introduced. 

RET 1402 PULMONARY ELECTRONIC 
INSTRUMENTATION-AS 

1 class hour, 3 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616 

This course is an introduction to basic respiratory treat- 
ments and technologies. 



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RET 1616C CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND 
PHYSIOLOGY-AS 

1 class hour, 3 laboratory hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1024 

This course covers cardiopulmonary anatomy and physi- 
ology, blood gas analysis, and other hemodynamic calcu- 
lations required in cardiopulmonary physiology. 

RET 1821L FRESHMAN CLINICAL I-AS 

6 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1024 

This pre-clinical course consists of supervised clinical 
practice in the on campus cardiopulmunary laboratories. 
Areas of concentration in this course are respiratory care 
or cardiac catheterization - students will receive hands-on 
instruction and be able to practice in realistic clinical 
environments. 

RET 2234C RESPIRATORY CARE IAS 

2 class hours, 6 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Corequlsites: RET 2874L, RET 2254C 

In this course medical gas, humidity and nebulization 
concepts are presented, as well as fundamentals of respi- 
ratory equipment and mechanical ventilation and pharma- 
cology. Clinical experience affords the student the oppor- 
tunity to observe basic respiratory procedures and equip- 
ment maintenance. 

RET 2244 CRITICAL CARE APPLICATIONS- AS 

2 class hours, 6 laboratory hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 2234C 

Corequisites: RET 2876L, RET 2930 

This course presents an in-depth study of critical care 
measures for medical, surgical, and emergency patients. 
Inter-aortic balloon pumping, Swan-Ganz cath. monitor- 
ing and chest tube management are also presented. 

RET 2254C RESPIRATORY CARE THERAPEUTICS-AS 

3 class hours, 5 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Corequislte: RET 2234C 

This course teaches the theory, application and evaluation 
of Respiratory Care treatment modalities, as well as 
employing communication skills with physicians, 
patients and other health care providers. 

RET 2264C RESPIRATORY CARE II-AS 

2 class hours, 6 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234C 
Corequisites: RET 2875L, RET 2414C 

This course deals with the theory and application of tech- 
niques of artificial mechanical ventilation for neonate, 
pediatric and adult populations as well as other forms of 
patient monitoring. 



RET 2414C PULMONARY STUDIES-AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234C 
Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2875L 

Concentrating on diagnostic techniques and patient 
assessment, this course presents the theory, calibration, 
operation and clinical application of instruments used for 
recording and evaluating pulmonary function. It also 
reviews pulmonary pathophysiology and treatment. 

RET 2714 NEONATAL-PEDIATRIC 
RESPIRATORY CARE 

2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234 

Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2414C, RET 2875L 

This course covers the development and physiology of 
the fetal and neonatal lung including perinatal circulation, 
pulmonary function in infants, and developmental physi- 
ology of the lung. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary dis- 
orders and their corresponding respiratory care are 
emphasized. 

RET 2874L CLINICAL PRACTICUM HAS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C 
Corequisites: RET 2234C, RET 2254C 

Under supervision, the student assists the therapist in res- 
piratory procedures in both in-patient and outpatient situ- 
ations. Class presentation involves instruction in the 
rationale for procedures. 

RET 2875L CLINICAL PRACTICUM IH-AS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2874L 
Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2414C 

Supervised clinical practice at an affiliated hospital. 
Areas of concentration in this critical care clinical course 
are arterial blood gasses, mechanical ventilation, ventali- 
ation monitoring, ECG monitoring, chest x-ray evalua- 
tion, aortic ballon pumping, Swan-Ganz catheterization 
and monitoring, cardiac output determination, chest tube 
drainage, and airway management. 

RET 2876L CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV-AS 

18 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: RET 2875, RET 2264C 
Corequisites: RET 2930, RET 2244 

Under supervision, the student participates in respiratory 
care measures in all areas of the acute care facility. 
Students maintain equipment, participate in emergency 
procedures and pulmonary function testing as well as 
observation rotations in the home care setting and physi- 
cian practice. 

RET 2930 RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER AS A 
PROFESSIONAL-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2264C 
Corequisites: RET 2876L, RET 2244 

In this course the professional relationship of the respira- 
tory therapist is presented and a basic research format is 
emphasized with an added option of taking an ACLS class. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



RET 2934 TOPICS IN RESPIRATORY CARE 

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN MEDICAL/TECHNICAL 
ASPECTS-AS 

(elective) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: High School Graduate 

This course is designed to teach the student theory, appH- 
cation and evaluation of Special Procedures in 
Respiratory Care. Students learn hyperbaric medicine and 
other special topics. 

SCIENCE 

Note: It is recommended that all college preparatory classes be 
completed prior to enrollment in ANY Science Course. 

~ General Science ~ 

ISC 1001 C FOUNDATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SCIENCE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Foundations of Interdisciplinary Science is designed to 
provide a broad foundation in science for both education 
and non-education, non-science majors. The two course 
sequence emphasizes scientific and laboratory activities 
in a hands on learning environment. ISCIOOIC addresses 
the scientific method, geologic processes and the struc- 
ture of the earth, the solar system and star formation, elec- 
tricity and magnetism and wave energy. 

ISC 1002C FOUNDATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SCIENCE II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is an introductory science course. The fields of 
nuclear energy, chemistry, and environmental biology are 
included. The relationships of science to other fields of 
knowledge and to society are also included. This course 
is recommened as a general education course for non- 
science majors. 

~ Anatomy ~ 

BSC 1093C ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1005 or BSC 1010 

This is a combined lecture/lab course format designed for 
students in the biological, medical, and health-related 
fields. This course emphasizes the structure and function 
of the human body. Topics covered are: introduction to 
anatomy, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, 
muscular system, nervous system, and special senses. 

BSC 1094C ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1093C 

This is a combined lecture/lab course format designed to 
be the sequel to BSC 1093C. This course examines how 
the body's organ systems work together to maintain 
homeostasis. The following topics are covered: the 
endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and 



immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, 
urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, and repro- 
duction. 

BSC 1097L SPECIAL LABORATORY TOPICS 
IN A&P I-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: BSC 1005 or BSC 1010, 
Corequisite: BSC 1093C 

This course presents special topics and selected labora- 
tory activities in anatomy and physiology which enhance 
the concepts presented in BSC 1093C. 

BSC 1098L SPECL^L LABORATORY TOPICS IN A&P H 
1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: BSC 1093C 
Corequisite: BSC 1094C 

This course presents special topics and selected labora- 
tory activities in anatomy and physiology will enhance 
the concepts presented in BSC 1094C. 

HSC 1531 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 

This course is designed to provide a basis for understand- 
ing, utilizing, and pronouncing the vocabulary used by 
health care professionals. The language of medicine 
becomes understandable through the study of word roots, 
combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. Major disease 
processes and pathological conditions of specific body 
systems are discussed along with diagnostic and surgical 
terms. Classroom exercises are included to help form and 
pronounce words and define word roots. This course has 
no accompanying laboratory and therefore cannot be used 
to meet the science requirement at Edison Community 
College. 

~ Astronomy ~ 

AST 2002 UNIVERSE: THE INFINITE FRONTIER-AA 
3 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or higher, or permission of 
instructor 

Universe: The Infinite Frontier is a three (3) credit, inde- 
pendent study course in Astronomy having two (2) com- 
ponents: a student textbook, and 26-half hour video pro- 
grams. The course covers topics contained in four (4) 
units: Exploring the Sky, The Stars, The Universe of 
Galaxies, and Planets in Perspective. 

AST 2002L UNIVERSE: THE INFINITE FRONTIER 
LABORATORY-AA 
1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

A concurrent 1 credit lab, this course is offered with the 
AST 2002 Universe: The Infinite Frontier telecourse 
program. The lab provides hands-on experience that rein- 
force the topics contained in the 4 units: Exploring the 
Sky, The Stars, The Universe of Galaxies, and Planets in 
Perspective. This course is only to be taken in conjunction 
with the accompanying lecture AST 2002 and meets 
weekly only during Summer A. 



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AST 2005 ASTRONOMY I-AA 

3 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or higher, or permission of 
instructor 

This course is part one of a two-semester sequence 
designed to provide an orientation to the night sky and 
hands-on use of the astronomer's tools in the study of our 
solar system. AST 2005 and AST 2006 may be taken in 
any order. Laboratory is required to satisfy the natural sci- 
ences graduation requirement. 

AST 2005L ASTRONOMY I LABORATORY-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

This is the first of a two-semester course utilizing astron- 
omy tools, incorporating laboratory which utilizes an 
observatory, planetarium and astrophotography or 
imaging equipment. This course is to be taken only in 
conjunction with the accompanying lecture AST 2005. 

AST 2006 ASTRONOMY II-AA 

3 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or higher or permission of 
instructor 

This course is part two of the two-semester astronomy 
sequence but may be taken without having taken AST 
2005. AST 2006 goes beyond the solar system to explore 
the workings of stars and galaxies, as well as the origin 
and expansion of the universe. AST 2005 and AST 2006 
may be taken in any order. Laboratory is required to 
satisfy the natural sciences graduation requirement. 

AST 2006L ASTRONOMY II LABORATORY-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

This advanced laboratory makes continued use of obser- 
vatory-collected data through imaging equipment, as well 
as Internet-accessible data, through use of Hubble tele- 
scope images. This course is to be taken only in conjunc- 
tion with the accompanying lecture AST 2006. 

~ Biological Science ~ 

BSC 1005 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL 
SCIENCESAA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course provides a foundation for BSC lOlO-i- 
BSC 1093C and MCB 2013C. Topics included are chem- 
istry for biological sciences, biology of the cell, and 
heredity. The course will include lecture/discussion, 
group activities and computer simulations. 
4- This course is not a pre-requisite for BSC 1010, 

however, it is recommended for those who have had no 

prior experience with biological sciences course work. 

It is designed primarily as a prerequisite for Anatomy 

and Microbiology. 

BSC 1010 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This introduction to cell biology is designed to meet 
entrance requirements for upper division majors in 
biology, psychology or other pre-professional programs. 



The course addresses and integrates concepts associated 
with the basic physical and chemical properties of living 
matter as the relate to the structure and function of the 
cell, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics 
(DNA replication and gene expression), energy metabo- 
lism, metabolic control systems, and cell to cell conunu- 
nication systems. 

BSC lOlOL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

The laboratory which accompanies Biological Science I 
emphasizes the development of scientific reasoning, for- 
mulation of problem statements, development of investi- 
gational techniques and data collection skills used to eval- 
uate scientific hypotheses. Investigations using computer- 
based simulation and hands-on exercises instrumental 
techniques common to studies of cell biology are 
employed to study topics introduced in BSC 1010. 

BSC 1011 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE O-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 

This course builds on the principles presented in BSC 
lOlO.The major themes of this course are the structural 
and functional adaptations of populations of organisms 
which permit global biological diversity, the underlying 
principles of population genetics through which new 
adaptations arise, and the impact of natural selection and 
its ecological basis over time. 

BSC lOllL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE O 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Investigations using computer-based simulation and 
hands-on exercises employing instrumental and field 
study techniques common to organism level biological 
studies are introduced to study topics employed in BSC 
1011. Laboratory activities include outdoor activities on 
and off campus. 

BSC 1050C ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: MAN AND 
ENVIRONMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a combined lecture and lab format designed for 
non-science majors and approaches topics in environ- 
mental science by studying the impact of humans. 
Contemporary ecological issues are explored in relation 
to problems of local, regional, national and global 
concern. Activities involve combined lecture, lab and 
field trip activities including discussions and debates of 
local problems, as well as national and global issues. 

BSC 1051C ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: SOUTH 
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTS-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a combined lecture and lab format designed for 
non-science majors and studies the natural processes, field 
study methods and the identification of biotic and abiotic 
components of the major ecosystems of South Florida. 



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MCB 2013C MICROBIOLOGY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: BSClOlO and CHM2030 or BSC1093C 

This combined course gives an introduction to microbiol- 
ogy emphasizing principles of basic morphology, physi- 
ology, biochemistry, genetic mechanisms and a survey of 
representative types of nonpathogenic and pathogenic 
microorganisms. 

~ Botany ~ 

BOX 2010C BOTANY WITH LABORATORY-AA (**) 

4 combined class and laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 

This course combines lecture, laboratory and field expe- 
rience in morphology, development, genetics, and 
systems of plants. Ecological relationships are empha- 
sized. 

~ Chemistry ~ 

CHM 2030 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: CHM 2030L 

This course is a one semester course designed as a prepara- 
tory course both for those students planning to enter the 
CHM 2045/2046 sequence or for those alUed health stu- 
dents needing a chemistry prerequisite. . This introductory 
course covers matter, energy and measurements, problem 
solving techniques, the atom and periodic table, chemical 
bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions, stoi- 
chiometry, gases, liquids, solutions and acids and bases, 
equihbriimi, kinetics and thermody-namics. 

CHM 2030L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: CHM 2030 

This laboratory course begins by emphasizing the appro- 
priate use of units and mathematical techniques important 
to chemistry and to science and health disciplines in 
general. An introduction to chemistry laboratory sam- 
pling and measurement techniques is included in the 
second half of the course. 

CHM 2033L CHEMISTRY LAB FOR HEALTH 
SCIENCES-AA 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit* 

Corequisite: CHM 2030 

This laboratory/recitation course for health science and 

nursing majors develops laboratory skills and problem 

solving skills for chemistry and scientific measurements. 

*This lab will meet for three hours for 1/3 of the semester. 

CHM 2045 GENERAL CHEMISTRY lAA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2030 

This course is the first half of a two semester general 
chemistry sequence. It deals, in depth, with the topics of 
matter, chemical measurement, stoichiometry, atomic 
theory, bonding and molecular geometries. 



CHM 2045L GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This general chemistry laboratory emphasizes chemical 
measurement techniques and stoichiometry. The use of a 
graphing calculator for the collection of data, as well as, 
analysis and presentation of data is an integral part of this 
laboratory experience. 

CHM 2046 GENERAL CHEMISTRY H-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2045 

This course is the second part of the two semester general 
chemistry sequence. It covers thermodynamics, equilib- 
rium, kinetics, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry. 

CHM 2046L GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course emphasizes thermodynamics and 
kinetics through appropriate laboratory-based investiga- 
tions. Data collection techniques with graphing calcula- 
tors, computers, and spectrophotometers are important 
features of this laboratory. 

CHM 2210 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: CHM 2045/CHM 2046 

This is the first part of a college-level two semester 
organic chemistry course designed for students entering 
such fields as Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, 
Pharmacy and other 4-year-plus programs in the Health 
area as well as the Physical Science areas. 

CHM 2210L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 
LABORATORY-AA 
4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

This general organic chemistry laboratory course includes 
a development of basic macroscale measurement tech- 
niques in organic chemistry. 

CHM 2211 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2210 

This course is the second part of the two semester organic 
chemistry sequence. 

CHM 2211L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY U 
LABORATORY-AA 
4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

The second organic chemistry laboratory course utihzes 
microscale techniques in organic chemistry. 

~ Envrionmental Science ~ 

EVS 2891C HYDROGEOLOGIC SAMPLING - AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of collect- 
ing and analyzing hydrogeologic data in groundwater, 
stormwater and surface water. The course includes an 
overview of regulatory agency permitting and hands-on 
experience in sample collection, data recording, data 
storage and analysis. 



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EVS 2893C ECOLOGIC SAMPLING - AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of collect- 
ing and analyzing ecological data in terrestrial, wetland, 
freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. The course includes 
an overview of regulatory agency pennitting and hands- 
on experience in sample collection, data recording, data 
storage and analysis. This is a "capstone" course that pro- 
vides students an opportunity to apply skills developed in 
previous courses to ecological sampling, data analysis 
and report preparation; the course is recommended for the 
sophmore year. 

~ Geology ~ 

GLY 1000 EARTH REVEALED-AA 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
This is an independent study multimedia course in the 
earth sciences. It includes twenty-six half-hour television 
programs addressing such topics as mineralogy, volcan- 
ism, environmental geology and plate tectonics. 
Generally, this course serves as a brief introduction to the 
major principles of physical geology. 

GLY lOOOL EARTH REVEALED LABORATORY-AA 

2'A seven hour laboratory modules 1 Credit 

This modular approach to the study of modem geology 
incorporates three seven hour modules for the intensive 
review necessary to complement a geology telecourse. 
Module 1 includes planetary and structural geology. 
Module 2 emphasizes the study of minerals, igneous sed- 
imentary and metamorphic rocks. Module 3 provides 
skills necessary to read aerial and terrain maps as well as 
reviewing ground water and shoreline geologic processes. 

GLY 1010 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

For both science and non-science majors. This course 
includes the study of the earth's structure, three major 
rock classifications, minerals, and the erosion factors of 
waters and soils. May be taken before or after GLY 1 100. 

GLY lOlOL PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this course students develop skills in mineral and rock 
classifications and erosion factors, develop proficiency 
with aerial and surface map-reading skills, as well as 
development of the scientific method and paradigms to 
analyze written, verbal and visual communication. 

GLY 1100 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a study of the earth's history through the study of 
rock layers, the interpretation of fossils, environmental 
conditions in which fossils existed, the dynamic interac- 
tions which brought about changes in earth structure. The 
interpretation of the historical record and the evolutionary 
changes occurring among certain marine life and land 
flora and fauna is discussed. May be taken before or after 
GLY 1010. 



GLY llOOL HISTORICAL GEOLOGY 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this laboratory course the students study topographic 
and geological maps, fossils, and mineral materials that 
support the historical development of the planet Earth. 

~ Marine Science ~ 

OCB 2010 MARINE BIOLOGY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 or one year of high school 
biology, or permission of instructor 

This course is an introduction to the biology of the sea 
and elementary oceanography. Emphasis is placed on 
living organisms of the sea and their marine environment. 

OCB 2010L MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY-AA (**) 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course emphasizes field collection 
methods and organism identification. Measurements are 
made with respect to the physio-chemical properties of 
the sea and water column profiles, as well as the pattern 
of waves in currents. The taxonomy laboratory includes 
identification of a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate 
organisms. Boat-centered field experiences are frequently 
utilized. 

OCE lOOlC OCEANOGRAPHY I: A 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Oceanography is a true science but not a traditional 
science. Oceanography is a multidisciplinary field, which 
encompasses the traditional fields of biology, geology, 
chemistry and physics. The beauty of oceanography is 
that it actually incorporates specific subsets of informa- 
tion from each of these disciplines in an integrated 
fashion. This course provides an overview of each of 
these fields is provided with the ocean environment as a 
general model. The marine environment of Southwest 
Florida provides an excellent laboratory setting to accom- 
plish the overall objective of the course enabling students 
to see connections between the disciplines of biology, 
chemistry, physics, meteorology, economics and other 
disciplines traditionally viewed as separate. For the most 
part, OCE lOOlC covers geological, chemical, and phys- 
ical oceanography. This course can be taken in any 
order with OCE 1002C. 

OCE 1002C OCEANOGRAPHY H: A 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Oceanography is a true science, but not a traditional 
science. Oceanography is a multidisciplinary field which 
encompasses the traditional fields of biology, geology, 
chemistry and physics. The beauty of oceanography is 
that it actually incorporates specific subsets of informa- 
tion from each of these disciplines in an integrated 
fashion. This course provides an overview of each of 
these fields is provided with the ocean environment as a 



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general model. The marine environment of Southwest 
Florida provides an excellent laboratory setting to accom- 
plish the overall objective of the course enabling students 
to see connections between the disciplines of biology, 
chemistry, physics, meteorology, economics and other 
disciplines traditionally viewed as separate. OCE 1002C 
covers the most important aspects of biological oceanog- 
raphy (= marine biology). This course can be taken in 
any order with OCE lOOlC. 

~ Nutrition ~ 

HUN 1201 NUTRITION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is an introductory course to the scientific principles 
of nutrition, covering the role of specific nutrients, their 
digestion, absorption, and metabolism, sources of the 
nutrients and requirements of the various age groups. This 
course cannot be used to meet the AA Science require- 
ment since it has no accompanying laboratory. 

~ Physical Science - 

PHY 1007 PHYSICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1033, MGF 1106 or higher level 
mathematics. 

This one semester course for students in the health sci- 
ences who need a background in physics which is broad 
in scope and stresses applications in the health field. This 
course cannot be used to meet the AA science require- 
ment since it has no accompanying laboratory. 

PHY 1053 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 
1147 

This course is a non-calculus introduction to physics pri- 
marily for pre-professional and technical students. The 
topics of mechanics, heat, and sound are covered in the 
first half of this two semester physics sequence. 

PHY 1053L FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course develops fundamental skills nec- 
essary to the understanding of physics, including experi- 
ments which demonstrate the properties of motion, force, 
work and energy, momentum and collision, circular 
motion and gravitation, and rotational motion. Fluid 
behavior demonstrated by liquids and gases, as well as the 
principles of sound, are explored through analysis of 
vibrational and wave-like behavior. 

PHY 1054 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHY 1053 

This course is the second half of the two semester physics 
sequence. The topics of light and electricity are covered. 



PHY 1054L FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course illustrates the concepts of light and 
electricity through experiments and demonstrations of 
thermodynamics, electric charge, force and energy, elec- 
tric currents and resistance, magnetism and electromag- 
netic induction. Optics are demonstrated through the use 
of reflection and refraction of light, utilizing mirrors and 
lenses. 

PHY 2048 GENERAL PHYSICS I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 2311/MAC 2312 (MAC 2312 may 
be taken concurrently.) 

This is a traditional calculus-based comprehensive 
physics course. Topics covered in the second half of the 
two semester calculus-based physics sequence include 
mechanics, heat and sound. 

PHY 2048L GENERAL PHYSICS I LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course utilizes comprehensive experi- 
ments and data collection that would serve to illustrate 
Newton's laws, work and energy, rotation, gravity, 
mechanics of solids and fluids and vibrational energy 
from sound and mechanical sources. 

PHY 2049 GENERAL PHYSICS U-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHY 2048 

This is a traditional calculus-based comprehensive 
physics course. Topics covered in the first half of this two 
semester course include electricity and magnetism. 

PHY 2049L GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course includes investigation to illustrate 
the kinetic theory of gases, the first and second law of 
thermodynamics, Coulomb's law. Gauss' law, capacitance 
and Ohm's law. Demonstrations and manipulations of 
direct and alternating current circuits, magnetic fields, 
and Ampere's and Faraday's laws are conducted. 
Investigations of the electromagnetic spectrum utilizing 
Maxwell's equations are also introduced. 

~ Zoology ~ 

ZOO 2010 ZOOLOGY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 

This course includes lectures, laboratory, and field expe- 
riences in the morphology, physiology, development, 
genetics, and systematics of vertebrate and invertebrate 
animals and their environmental relationships. Ecological 
relationships are emphasized. 



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zoo 2010L ZOOLOGY LABORATORY-AA (**) 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course utilizes field collection activities 
to demonstrate the morphology, physiology and develop- 
ment of a variety of vertebrates and invertebrates. 
Morphological and physiological differences are con- 
trasted with behavioral and environmental relationships 
in the field. 



SOCIOLOGY 

SYG 1000 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a systematic study of human society with 
primary emphasis on social interaction, culture, socializa- 
tion, social groups, social institutions, social causation, 
and social change. (I) 

SYG 1010 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a thought-provoking examination of the 
social dilemmas and controversial issues facing American 
society today. 

SYG 2430 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an examination of the nuclear family; its 
origins, history, status at present, and struggle for sur- 
vival. Attention is given to male-female relationships, 
changing lifestyles, conflict, parenthood, and divorce. (I) 



STUDENT LIFE SKILLS 



SPC 



SPC 



SPEECH 



1600 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 

COMMUNICATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to the speech communi- 
cation discipline. A variety of activities and class assign- 
ments are designed to acquaint students with the intraper- 
sonal, interpersonal, and public speaking levels of speech 
communication. Students may also enroll in the business 
emphasis section of this course, which emphasizes com- 
municating during an employment interview, communi- 
cating in self-directed work teams and developing multi- 
media presentations. If completed with a grade of "C" 
or better, this course serves to demonstrate compe- 
tence in oral communication. 

2023 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to enhance communication skills 
on the public speaking level. Objectives focus on public 
speaking competency including message composition 
and delivery skills as well as literal and comprehensive 
listening skills using both oral and written requirements. 
If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence in oral communi- 
cation. 



SLS 1101 COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credit hours 

This course is designed to make the adjustment of the first 
time entering college student, as well as the reentering 
student, more comfortable and successful. It also helps 
the student develop effective learning strategies and tech- 
niques in order to be successful in college studies. The 
course is intended to positively impact the academic per- 
formance, social adjustment, and personal growth of the 
student. 

SLS 2261 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credit hours 

This course has as its central focus the development of 
leadership ability. The course provides a basic under- 
standing of leadership, assists participants in developing 
a personal philosophy of leadership, an awareness of the 
moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership, and an 
awareness of one's own ability and style of leadership. 



THEATRE ARTS 



ENG 2100 AMERICAN CINEMA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This telecourse explores how Hollywood films work 
technically, artistically, and culturally to reinforce and 
challenge America's national self-image. An art form, an 
industry, and a system of representation and communica- 
tion, American film is a complicated and profoundly 
influential element of American culture. 

THE 1020 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the elements of drama and the 
process of theatrical production, with special emphasis on 
reading, analyzing and experiencing contemporary 
drama. Note: Theatre students should take this course 
before or concurrently with TPP 1110. 

THE 1925, 2925 THEATRE PERFORMANCE AND 
PRODUCTION-AA 
6 studio hours 6 Credits 

Rehearsal and performance in a major college or profes- 
sional production is presented in this course. Open audi- 
tions. This course may be repeated once for credit. 

THE 2100 THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a comprehensive survey of the develop- 
ment of the theatre and its literature from its beginnings 
to modem times. This includes reading and discussion of 
plays representative of each significant theatrical period 
and study of their relationship to their cultural and social 
setting. (I) 



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TPA 1200, 2200 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE TPP 1110, 1111 ACTING I-II-AA 

PRACTICE I-II-AA 3 class hours 3 Credits 

6 studio hours 1 Credit Prerequisite or 

This course presents instruction and practical experience Corequisite: THE 1020 or permission of instructor. 

in stagecraft, design, lighting, and costume in connection This course presents the principles and techniques of 

with college or professional productions. This course may acting with production of selected scenes, 
be repeated once for credit. 

TPP 2118 ACTING III-AA 

TPA 2248 THEATRE MAKEUP-AA 3 class hours 3 Credits 

3 class hours 3 Credits This course is a continuation of TPP 1110-1111 to include 

This is a practical course designed to familiarize the styles of acting and basic directing problems, 
student with the basic principles and techniques behind 
the apphcation of stage makeup, including straight, age, 
characterization and animal makeup. 



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FACULTY 



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ADMINISTRATION* 

WALKER, Kenneth P. District President 

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 
M.A., East Texas State University 
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 

SLUSHER, James A District Exec Vice President/ 

Campus President 
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Tennessee 

JONES, Robert R District Vice President, Admin & Finance 

A.A.S., Navarro College 

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 

M.B.A., University of Texas, Tyler 
DENNING, Vem District Vice President, Academic Affairs 

B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Kansas 
RELEFORD, Michelle.. Dwfricf Vice President, Student Services 

B.A., Albany State College 

M.S., Jackson State University 

Ed.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
McCLINTOCK, Maureen District Vice President, Inst.Adv. 

A. A., Mineral Area Community College 

B.A., M.B.A., University of South Florida 
Charlotte County Campus 
LAND, Patricia President, Charlotte County Campus 

M.Ed, University of Rorida 

Ed.D, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
WILLSON, Carol Adjunct Services Coordinator 

M.S., SUNY at Buffalo 
LAWES, Annette Campus Director, Student Services 

B.A., University of the West Indies 

M.Ed., Columbia University 

M.B.A., Pace University 

O'LEARY, Jerry Coordinator, Physical Plant Operations 

REYNOLDS, Jamie G Campus Director, Learning Resources 

B.A., Georgia State College 

M.L.S., Florida State University 

M.B.A., University of South Florida 
Collier County Campus 

Vacant President, Collier County Campus 

Vacant Campus Director, Learning Resources 

FUHRI, Jr., Carl W. Coordinator, Physical Plant Operations 

B.A., Newark State College 
HELTSLEY, Warren L Coordinator, Continuing Education 

A.A., Gateway Technical Institute 

B.A., Carthage College 
THOM, Helena Adjunct Services Coordinator 

M.A University of Akron 
SOTO, M. Cristina Campus Director, Student Services 

B.A., M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University 
Hendry/Glades/County Services 
BERG, Eva S Director 

B.S., Mt. Union College 

M.Ed., Ed.D., University of South Florida 
Lee County Campus 
Office of the Registrar 
LUGO, Lester District Registrar 

A.S., Miami-Dade Community College 

B.H.S.A., Florida International University 

M.S.Ed., University of Miami 

(*) Includes administration and faculty employed at the time the catalog 



Career/Employment Services 

STAHL, Jaylyn M District Director 

B.S., M.A., The Ohio State University 
HOFFMAN, Lana Internship Specialist 

B.S., Centenary College 

M.B.A., William Paterson University 

Vacant Career Specialist 

BROWN n, John V. Career Specialist 

B.S., West Liberty State University 
College Information & Recruiting 
SILVA, Billee Coordinator 

B.A., Central Michigan University 

M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 
Counseling, Advising & Assessment 
MORRIS, Kathleen B District Director 

B.S., Indiana University 

M.A., University of Redlands 
DENNISON, Rodney Transfer Counselor 

B.S., Lincoln Memorial University 

M.Ed., E. Tennessee State University-Chattanooga 

M.S., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 
POTTS, Susan P Assessment Counselor 

B.A., Russell Sage College 

M.S.Ed., College of St. Rose 
Facilities Planning and Management 
WHITE, Ronald W. District Director 

B.A., Northeastern State University 
LEGROS, Gregory L Construction Project Supervisor 

B.Arch., University of S.W. Louisiana 
TAYLOR, Robert V. Construction Project Manager 

B.Arch., University of Florida 
BISHOP, David E Supervisor Plant Operations 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.A., University South Florida 

B.S., University of Kentucky 
Finance 
FRANCIS, Alan B District Director 

B.S., Bentley College 

M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology 

Vacant Controller 

Accounting 

Vacant Manager 

FENWICK, Joan Bursar 

A.S., Quinnipiac College 
PENNINGTON, Lyra Accountant 

A. A., Miami Dade Community College 
Budget and Grants 
McGUIRE, Philip Manager 

M.P.A., Florida Atlantic University 
Payroll 

GONZALEZ, Mercy Supervisor 

Financial Aid 

LEWIS, Lucinda District Director 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.A., University of South Florida 
Human Resources 
FAIRFAX, Pamela A District Director 

B.S., M.B.A., George Mason University 

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BOOKER, Edna Manager 

RYDER, Leslie Specialist 

LONG, Linda Specialist 

HARTY, Keri Assistant 

Institutional Advancement & Foundation 

HOLLINGSHEAD, June Specialist 

B.A., Sacred Heart University 

Foundation 

GALLOWAY, Tracey L Director, Development 

B.B.A., Northwood University 
M.B.A., NOVA Southeastern University 

Public Information 

McDonald, Raquel A Coordinator 

B.A., Florida State University 

Instiutional Effectiveness Program 

GORDIN, Patricia C District Director 

B.A., Rockford College 

M.B.A., University of South Florida 

M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 

Purchasing 

COLLIER, Jesse R., Jr District Director 

B.B.A., Pikeville College 

Student Activities & Minority Student Services 

MORGAN, Fredrick D., II Coordinator 

B.A., South Carolina State College 

Student Alumni Relations 

GREENE, Nancy Coordinator 

Student Services 

MEDHURST, Ray Project Specialist 

A. A., Edison Community College 
B.A., M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Student Support Services 

DOYLE, Catherine L District Director 

B.A., University of Charleston 
M.A., University of South Florida 

University Center 

McDowell, Laurie District Director 

B.S., Ball State University 
M.S., College of St. Francis 

SMITH, Kathy Coordinator 

Upward Bound 

DAILEY, Paula Director 

B.A., Georgetown College 
M.Ed., Morehead State University 

SMITH, Kristie Project Specialist 

A.A. , Edison Community College 
B.A., Florida State University 

INSTRUCTION 

Health Professions 

MONAGAN, Paul Associate District Dean 

M.A., North Carolina State 

Cardiovascular Technologies 

DAVIS, Robert Jeffrey Clinical Supervisor 

A.A., A.S., Edison Community College 
B.S.. University of South Florida 



Dental Hygiene & Dental Assistant 

MOLUMBY, Karen Coordinator 

A.A.S., Milwaukee Area Technical College 

B.S., University of Maryland 

M.B.A., Concordia University, Wisconsin 
OLITSKY, Richard Clinical Coordinator 

D.D.S., Temple University 
Radiologic Technolog y 
CRABB, Richard M Coordinator 

B.S., M.P.A., Brigham Young University 
SWANSON, Coleen Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Northeastern University 
COSTELLO, Nancy Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Edison Community College 

B.A., Westfield State College 
Respiratory Care 
ELSBERRY, Jeffrey Coordinator 

B.A., University of Central Florida 

M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida 

VACANT Clinical Coordinator 

Learning Assistance 

NEWELL, Patricia District Director 

B.S., SUNY-Fredonia 

M.S., Elmira College 
En glish - DLA 
ALEXANDER, Karlene Professor 

Ed.D., University of Miami 
DESJARDINS, Margaret M Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., Salem State College 

Ed.D., NOVA University 
GROVE, Jennifer Professor 

M.A., University of South Florida 
ROTONDA, Violeta Professor 

M.A., Florida Atlantic University 
HAYDEN, Roberta Professor 

B.A., University of Texas- Austin 

M.A., University of Massachusetts 

M.B.A., University of Colorado 
Mathematics - DLA 
DANIELS, James M Professor 

B.S., Vanderbilt University 

M.A., University of South Florida 

J.D., Emory University 
LAVRACK, Kevin .Professor 

B.A., Spring Arbor College 

M.A., Michigan State University 
MARSHALL, Dorothy Professor 

A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College 

M.Ed., University of Virginia 
MARTIN, Edith Professor 

B.A., M.S.Ed., University of Florida 

Ed.D., University of Sarasota 
MIDDLEBROOKS, James A., Jr Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., South Carolina State College 
Reading - DLA 
LEMASTER, Melanie M Professor 

B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Shippenburg University 



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TYE, Jesslyn Professor 

M.A., University of South Florida 

Mathematics 

GARRETT, Laurice A Professor 

B.A., North Park College 

M.Ed., University of South Florida 

HICKS, Lloyd R Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., University of Illinois 

LEWIN, JoAnn P. Professor 

B.S., Emory University 
M.A., Washington University 

MC CARTNEY KING, Stephanie Professor 

B.S., M.B.A., West Virginia University 

PETERS, Christine Professor 

B.S., University of Toledo 
M.Ed., University of South Florida 
M.Ed., Nova-Southeastern University 

RANSFORD, Donald Professor 

B.S., M.S., Indiana State University 

SMITH, Ronald Professor 

B.S., University of Ilhnois 
M.S., Southern Illinois University 
Ph.D., University of South Florida 

VAN GLABEK, Helen Joan Professor 

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
M.S., George Mason University 
Ph.D., University of Maryland 

WARREN, Donald M Professor 

B.S., Bucknell University 
M.A., Villanova University 

WHIDDEN, Jeanette Professor 

A. A., North Florida Jr. College 
B.S., Florida State University 
M.S., University of Central Florida 

WILLIAMS, Kenneth Professor 

B.A., Shippenberg University 
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University 

Nursing 

VACANT District Director 

VACANT Clinical Coordinator 

HOLBROOK, Bobby R Clinical Supervisor. Nursing Lab 

A.S., Edison Community College 
B.S.N., Florida Gulf Coast University 

Advanced Placement Program 

GEIGER, Sandra K Coordinator A. P. Charlotte Campus 

A. A., Allegany Community College 
B.S.N. , M.S., Ed.D., University of Maryland 

WETZEL. Gayle Coordinator A. P. Collier Campus 

B.S.N., Florida State University 
M.S.N., University of Arizona 

TRACEY, Gail L Coordinator A. P. Lee Campus 

A.S., Edison Community College 

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of South Florida 

BERNATH, Susan D Professor 

B.S.N., The Ohio State University 
M.S.N., Florida International University 



LEWIS, Mary Professor 

B.S.N., University of Wisconsin 
M.B.A., International University 
M.S.N., Barry University 

MORRISON, Marie A Professor 

B.A., Ottawa University 

R.N., Geisinger Medical Center of Nursing 

M.A., M.S.N., University of South Florida 

ROTHWELL, Sharon Professor 

M.S.N., University of Miami 

SCHAEFER, Walter G Professor 

B.S.N., Long Island University 
M.S.N., Adelphi University 

WEEKS, Deborah Professor 

A.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Florida 
Sciences 
Basic Science 

SMITH, Gregory Professor 

B.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida 
Biolog y 

ALLEN, Constance Professor 

B.A., Anderson University 
M.S., Indiana University 

FELDEN, Richard A Professor 

B.A., Hunter College 

M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University 

O'NEAL, Lyman Professor 

B.A., Oakland City College 

M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 

PRABHU, Nirmala V. Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of India-Madras 
M.S., University of Georgia 

WEINLAND, Linda S Professor 

B.S., Bucknell University 
M.S., Wright State University 

WILCOX, William H Professor 

B.S., M.S., Memphis State University 
Ph.D., University of Tennessee 
Chemistry 

GATHERS, Robert E Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of Wichita 
M.Div., University of the South 
Ph.D., Texas Tech University 

DONALDSON, Kurt D Professor 

B.S., University of Alabama 
Ph.D., Florida State University 

RICE, Lisa A Professor 

B.A., M.S., University of Montana 

ROHRBACH, David F Professor 

B.S., Pennsylvania State University 
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 

SCOTT, Jamie M Professor 

B.S., University of Maryland 
Ph.D., University of Florida 
Life Science 

GRONLUND, Kathryn J Professor 

A.A., A.S.. Rainey River Community College 
B.S., M.S., University of Minnesota 



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Physical Science 

MANACHERIL, George T. Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of Kerala-India 
Physics 
DABBY, William Professor 

B.A., Columbia University 

M.A., California State University at Long Beach 
Division of Arts & Sciences 
PENDLETON, Edith District Dean of Instruction 

B.J., M.A., University of Missouri 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 

Vacant Associate District Dean 

GILDERMAN, Martin Adjunct Services Coordinator 

B.A., Temple University 

M.A., University of Pennsylvania 

Ph.D., University of Missouri 
Communications 
English 
AMBROSE, Martha Professor 

B.A., University of Missouri 

M.Phil., University of York (England) 
BUNTING, Eleanor E Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
FOREMAN, Elizabeth S Professor 

B.S., Mansfield University 

M.S.Ed., Elmira College 
GRIFFIN, Linda Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Michigan 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 
GRIFFITH, Barbara Professor 

B.A., Midwestern College 

M.A., Oakland University 
JOHNSON, Thomas P Professor 

B.A., Concordia Senior College 

M.A., University of North Carolina 
MILLER, Kathia L Professor 

A.B., Cornell University 

M.A.T., Brown University 
O'NEIL, James F. Professor 

B.A., M.A., DePaul University 

Adv Cert, in School Admin., Winona State Univ. 

ROOT, Bonnie Professor 

B.S., M.A., University of Florida 
SPIVAK, Talbot I Professor 

B.A., Trinity College 

M.A., Cornell University 

Ph.D., University of Iowa 

Vacant Professor 

Foreign Languag es 

JAEN, Janice Professor 

M.A., Purdue University 

M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University 
MAYORAL, Fernando Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
Speech 
CONNELL, John R Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida 

Ph.D., University of Florida 



HALE, MyraP Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Alabama 

Humanities 
Gallery 

BISHOP Jr Ronald Curator 

B.F.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha 
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Humanities 

BUTLER, Deborah E Professor 

B.A., M.A., Florida State University 

HAYES, John C Professor 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.L.A., University of South Florida 

ROOKS, Sharon E Professor 

B.A., Emory & Henry College 
M.A., University of Tennessee 
Ph.D., Florida State University 

Music 

CAIN, James A Professor 

B.M., Jacksonville University 
M.M., D.M., Florida State University 

CORNISH, Glenn S Professor 

B.A., University of Connecticut 
Ph.D., Florida State University 

HILL, Dennis R Professor 

B.M., M.M., Youngstown State University 
Ph.D., North Texas State University 

Learning Resources 

Faulkner, Mary 

M.L.S. University of Kentucky 

DOWD, Frank Librarian 

M.L.S. , University of Michigan 

SHULUK, William Librarian 

B.S., Mercy College 

M.S., Long Island University 

M.L.S., Queen's College, CUNY 

Distance Learning 

KREMSKI-BRONDER, Lori Coordinator 

A.A.S., John A. Logan College 

B.S., M.S., Southern lUinois University 

Social Sciences 

Economics 

Vacant 

History 

HERMAN, Mark C Professor 

B.A., Shelton College 

M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina 

Psycholog y 

BLY TURNER, Margaret A Professor 

B.S., University of New York 

M.A., Pennsylvania State University 

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 

FORDYCE, Michael W. Professor 

A.B., Emory University 

M.A., Ph.D., United States International University 



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HAGAN, III, Samuel J Professor 

A. A., Georgia Military College 

A.B., M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia-Athens 

Sociolog y 

FULTON, Robert Professor 

B.S., SUNY- Albany 

M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 

Sociology/Psycholog y 

CAMPBELL, Lee Professor 

C.A.S., John Hopkins University 
M.Ed., Antioch University 
Ph.D., Union Institute 

Philosophy 

BEESON, Robert Professor 

A. A., Erie Community College 

B.A., SUNY Buffalo 

M.DIV., D.MIN., Westley Theological Seminary 

Division of Workforce Programs 

ROSHON, William District Dean of Instruction 

B.S., Ohio University 

M.S., Barry University 

Business & Technolog y 

FOY, Dennette T. Coordinator 

A.A., Edison Community College 
B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Accounting 

BIGGETT, Earl S Professor 

B.B.A., lona College 

M.B.A., St. John's University 
GRACE, Lynn G Professor 

B.B.A., Western Michigan University 

M.B.A., Eastern Michigan University 

Business 

HAYDEN, Michael D Professor 

B.A., Amherst College 

M.B.A., University of Colorado 
OLIVER, David G Professor 

B.S., New England College 

M.B.A., American International College 
WIXOM, Victor S Professor 

B.S., Oklahoma State University 

M.B.A., Golden Gate University 

Computer Programming & Analysis 

BUCZYNA, Roberta Professor 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 
JOHNSON, Deborah Professor 

B.S., Mount Saint Mary College 

M.S., Union College 
MYERS, Mary R Professor 

B.S., Purdue University 

M.Ed., University of South Florida 
SMITH, Charles E Professor 

A. A., Edison Community College 

B.S., Troy State University 

M.A., Webster University 



Drafting & Desig n 

WHITNEY, Frank V. Professor 

B.S., University of Minnesota 

M.A., University of Northern Colorado 

Internet Services Technolog y 

AGNEW, James Professor 

A.S., Manchester Community College 
B.A., University of Hartford 
M.S., University of New Haven 

Networking Services Technology 

DUBETZ, Martin Professor 

B.S., Kettering University 
M.S., Wayne State University 
Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada) 

Continuing Education 

Vacant District Director 

Institute for Management Development 

RILEY, Brandy Coordinator 

A. A., Valencia Community College 
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 

WAGES Prog ram 

THOMPSON, Jodi Coordinator 

A.A., University of Miami 
B.A., University of South Horida 

Criminal Justice & Paraleg al 

GRESHAM, Kim Coordinator 

A.A., Edison Community College 
B.P.A., Barry University 

Criminal Justice 

HEWITT, Robert G Professor 

B.S., Mercy College 

M.P.S., Long Island University 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 

Paralegal Studies 

CONWELL, Mary H Professor 

B.A., J.D., Indiana University 

Emergency Medical Services 

DICKERSON, Mary Kim Coordinator 

A.S., B.S., Eastern Kentucky University 
A.S., Edison Community College 

PANEM, Warren Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Regents College 

B.S., Ekerd College 
RAY, Sharalee Lab Manager 

A.S., Edison Community College 

Fire Science Technolog y 

REED, Sheldon P. Coordinator 

A.S., St. Pete Jr. College 
B.P.A., Barry University 

Golf Course Management 

BERNDT, William L Coonlinator 

B.S., Central Michigan University 
Ph.D., Michigan State University 



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Honorary Administration 

ROBINSON, David G. President Emeritus 

Honorary Faculty 

HENDERSON, Lee G. 
WATTENBARGER, James L. 

ADJUNCT FACULTY* 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY 
Beever IH, James 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.S., M.A., Florida State University 
Bohlander, Terry 

B.S., Illinois State University 

M.Ed., University of Illinois 

M.S., NOVA University 
Brylske, Alex 

B.A., Frostburg State University 

M.S., Nova-Southeastern University 

M.A., Norwich University 

Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology 

De Steno, Frank 

M.Ed., Trenton State 

M.S., Rutgers State University 
Dixon, Helen 

B.S., University of New Hampshire 

M.S., Nova Southeastern University 
Dubetz, Terry 

A.A.S., Macomb Community College 

B.S., Oakland University 

Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada) 

Ewart, R. Bradley 

B.A., University of Iowa 

M.A., Ph.D., Washington University 
Hanson, David 

B.S., University of Minnesota 

M.A., University of Northern Iowa 
lorfida, Mario 

B.S., Penn State University 

M.A., Boston University 
Montgomery, Ralph 

B.S., University of California-Davis 

Ph.D., Florida State University 
Muehl, Timothy B. 

B.S., SUNY-Oneonta 

M.S., SUNY-Potsdam 
Raver, Richard 

M.A., University of South Florida 
Smith, Warren 

B.S., Oakland City College 

M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 

COLLIER COUNTY 

Anderson, Sandra 

M.A., Center for Humanistic Studies 

Ph.D., Union Institute 
Bland, Iris C. 

B.A., Jersey City State College 

M.A., University of Nebraska 



Claxton, Robert 

M.A., University of Iowa 
Di Nunzio, Michael D. 

A.B., M.A., Syracuse University 
Feduccia, Anthony J. 

B.A., Utica College 

M.S., Syracuse University 
Ghorayeb, Anthony 

B.A., Rutgers University 

M.B.A., Seton Hall University 
Hilliard, William L. 

B.S., Newberry College 

M.Ed., University of Florida 
Kwiatkowski, Neil 

B.S., Niagara University 

M.S., Bridgeport University 
Marshall, Richard P. 

B.S., University of Maine 

M.S., University of Southern Maine 
Putney, Nathan E. 

B.A., Central Wesleyan College 

M.Ed., Clemson University 
Williamson, Norman 

B.S., Pennsylvania State 

M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University 

LEE COUNTY 
Austin, Adriana 

B.S.N., M.A., Ph.D., New York University 

Baron, James 

A.S., Broward Community College 

Bartlow, Richard H. 

B.S., Ohio University 
M.Ed., Xavier University 

Berte, John B. 

B.S., Spring Hill College 

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Bolay, Chester 

B.S., West Chester University 

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University 

M.S.Ed., Villanova University 

Boliek, Ellen R. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

Cassani, Mary Kay 

B.S., Saginaw Valley State University 
M.S., Central Michigan University 

Chance, Steven G. 

A.S., Miami Dade Junior College 

B.S., D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic 

Comer, Kenneth 

B.S., Florida Southern College 
M.S., Florida State University 

Diaz, Sharon 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of South Florida 

Fairfield III, John 

A. A., Edison Community College 
D.Ph., NOVA University 



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186 



Flood, Linda 

A.S., Fones School of Dental Hygiene 

A.S., B.S., University of Bridgeport 
Guida, Helen 

B.S.,M.S., Tennessee State University 
Hair, Thomas 

B.S., University of Florida 

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School 
Harper, Valerie 

B.S., University of Miami 

Ph.D., University of Virginia 
Huge, Terry L. 

B.A., University of South Florida 

M.S., NOVA University 
Kluesner, Dennis 

B.S., M.N.S., Southeast Missouri State University 
Kranz, Sharon 

B.Ed., Wayne State University 

M.Ed., Michigan State University 
Kulis, LeRoy 

B.S., D.D.S., Western Reserve University 

M.S., Indiana University 
LaPorta, Patricia 

B.A., M.Ed., University of South Florida 
Laser, Kenneth D. 

B.S., Ferris State University 

M.A., University of Northern Iowa 

Ph.D., Iowa State University 
Lasso de la Vega, Ernesto 

B.S., University of Panama 

M.S., Auburn University 
Loer-Martin, Deborah 

B.S., University of Minnesota 

Ph.D., North Carolina State 
Mantell, Ann S. 

B.S., University of Miami 

M.S., University of Pittsburgh 
Maurer, William P. 

B.A., B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Kent State University 

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi 
Myers, Lawrence H. 

B.S., Northwest Missouri State College 

M.A., Northeast Missouri State College 

Ph.D., University of Iowa 
Nadkami, D. D. 

B.E., University of Poona (India) 

M.E.E., Syracuse University 

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 
Nivison, James 

B.S., Central Michigan University 

M.A., Humboldt State University 

Ph.D., Wayne State University 
Robertson, Bonny S. 

B.S., M.S., Butler University 
Schnackenberg, F Richard 

B.A., Wabash College 

M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 



Smith, Geordie D. 

B.A., Sangamon State University 

M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 

Stancel, Greg W. 

A.A., Edison Community College 
D.C., Life College 

Sweeney, Dennis 

A.B.S., Thornton Junior College 
B.S., D.D.S., University of Illinois 

Von Arx, Ellen 

B.A., Georgian Court College 
M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Warr, Katherine 

A.A., Palm Beach Community College 
B.A., University of South Florida 
M.S., Nova-Southeastern University 

Werst, Sr., Lee E. 

B.S., Greensboro College 
M.Ed., University of Georgia 

HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES 

Baumeister, Doreen 

M.S., Nova-Southeastern University 

Breakfield, Gary 

B.S., The Ohio State University 
M.Ed., University of South Horida 

Bridwell, Joy 

B.S., Vanderbilt University 

Cooper, R. Scott 

B.S., Stetson University 

M.S., University of South Florida 

Franks, Eleanor O. 

B.A., M.A., Mississippi College 
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University 

Marotti, Haili R. 

B.S., Florida Southern College 
M.S., NOVA University 

Minton, Pamela 

B.S., Fordham University 
M.A., Brigham Young University 

Moon, Maria 

B.A., M.L.S., SUNY-Albany 

Nauss, Deborah 

A.A., Edison Community College 
B.A., University of South Florida 

Paul, Melvin Dean 

B.A., M.I.S., University of Pittsburgh 

Sitta, Robert E. 

B.A., Florida Southern College 
M.A., Stetson University 

Thomas, Robert 

B.A., Wayne State University 
M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Tripp, Linda R. 

B.A., University of Florida 
M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Andert, Darlene 

M.A., Central Michigan University 



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Apple. Warren Jr. 

B.M.. North Carolina School of the Arts 

M.M.. D.M.. Eastman School of Music 
Bass, III Truman 

B.A., University of Alabama 

M.A.. Jacksonville State University 

M.Ed.. Auburn University 
Batchelder, Vemita 

B.A., Shorter College 

M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia 
Burke, Jeanette 

B.A., M.A., M.L.S., University of South Florida 
Cheney. Julian 

B.A., M.Ed., University of Florida 

Cleveland, Paul M. 

B.S., M.S., Emerson College 
Collins, Marcia 

B.S., Wilmington College 

M.B.A., University of Sarasota 
Detcher, Marsa 

B.A., Florida International University 

M.A., University of Florida 

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University 

Harder, Mary 

B.A., Keuka College 
M.S., Elmira College 
Ph.D., Syracuse University 

Harrell, Gary 

M.P.H., University of Washington 

Ling, Cyril 

B.S., Wayne State University 
D.B.A, Indiana University 
M.B.A., Wayne State University 

Pelot, John 

B.A., M.F.A., University of North Carolina 

Rath, Thomas 

M.S., College Misericordia 
Roark, Carol 

B.F.A., Southern Methodist University 

M.A., West Texas State University 

Ph.D., LaSalle University 

Rodio, Anthony 

B.S., Eastern Oregon University 

M.A., New Mexico Highlands University 

Van der Klip, Pamela 

M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University 

Burnett, Jerry L. 

A. A., Edison Community College 
B.S., Florida State University 
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University 

Corley, Joel 

B.A., M.Ed., University of Florida 

Foreman, Carl 

B.S., M.S., Miami University of Ohio 

Gonzalez, Eliut 

B.A., M.A., City College of New York 
Ph.D., Hofstra University 



Jaffe, David 

B.S., Boston University 

M.A., Hofstra University 
Kostere, Kim 

B.A., Mercy College 

M.A., Center for Humanistic Studies 

Ph.D., Union Institute 
London, Wayne 

A.A., Broward Community College 

B.S., Florida State University 

M.S., Nova-Southeastern University 
Lopez, Jose 

M.A., University of South Carolina 

D.D.L., Havana University 
Luther, David C. 

B.A., University of Detroit 

M.A., Wayne State University 
Mansfield, Robert "Mike" 

A.A., University of Guam 

B.S., Belleville Area College 

M.A., Southern Illinois University 
Massey, Susan 

B.S., Davis Lipscomb University 

M.S., University of Tennessee 
O'Brien, John 

B.S., M.S., SUNY-Buffalo 
Paschall, Katie A 

B.A., M.A., Murray State University 

Ph.D., University of Florida 
Purdy, Charles H. 

A.B., Villanova University 

M.A., University of Delaware 

M.A., Glassboro State College 
Saba, Joseph K. 

B.A., M.A., University of Florida 
VanBoven, Harold 

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 

M.A., SUNY-Binghamton 
Baker, Edward 

B.S., M.S., SUNY Plattsberg 
Baumer, Catherine 

B.S., University of Missouri 

M.A., St. Louis University 
Buchen, Irving 

Ph.D., John Hopkins University 
Dawson, Paul 

B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 
Dennis, Constance 

B.A., Arizona State University 

M.Ed., University of Nevada 

Deile, William 

B.A., Widener University 

J.D., Seton Hall University 

M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University 

Farren, Pauline 

B.S., East Stroudsburg State University 
M.A., University of Georgia 
M.F.A., Roosevelt University 



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Garry, Ann 

B.S., Southern Illinois University 
M.Ed., University of Illinois 

Gonzalez, Eliut 

B.A., M.A., City College of New York 
Ph.D., Hofstra University 

Griffin Seal, Mary W. 

B.M., M.M., Boston University 

Guida, Helen 

B.S., M.S., Tennessee State University 

Hamel, Goffrey 

B.G.S., M.F.A., Ohio University 

Hamilton, Nancy W. 

B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
M.S., Florida International University 

Hartmann, H. Joseph 

B.A., M.A., University of lUinois 

Hefner, Ronald H. 

A.A., Edison Community College 
B.A., M.A.. University of South Florida 

Horlacher, Jeannie 

A. A., Ventura Community College 

B.A., California State University-Northridge 

M.A., University of Oklahoma 

Hunter, Patricia 

A. A., College of DuPage 

B.S., Northern Illinois University 

M.Ed., National Louis University 

Ingraham, James 

A.B., M.A., New York University 
Ph.D., University of Sarasota 

Jaffe, David 

B.S., Boston University 
M.A., Hofstra University 

Joffe, WilUam 

B.A., Loras College 

Juneau, Diane 

B.A., Indiana University 
M.A., University of Wisconsin 

Kostush, Ruth E. 

B.M., Concordia University 
M.M., Northwestern University 

Larsen, William H. 

B.M., Arizona State University 

M.M., University of Cincinnati 
Leone, Gary A. 

B.M., Heidelberg College 

M.M., Youngstown State University 
Liebensohn Morales, Marie 

B.A., M.A., New York University 
Marcellis, Carrie 

B.F.A., University of Tennessee 

M.F.A., Washington University 
Mason, James 

B.A., Concordia University 

M.A., Marquette University 



Matthews, Dennis 

B.F.A., Murray State University 

M.F.A., University of Kentucky 
Mayers, Marvin K. 

B.A., Wheaton College 

M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary 

M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago 
Moore, Natalya 

M.A., Pedagogical University (Russia) 
Music, Michael 

B.S., West Virginia University 

M.A., University of Central Florida 
Nolan, Elizabeth 

B.A., New York University 

M.A., University of South Florida 
O'Phelan, Mary L. 

A.A.S., Lakewood Community College 

B.A., HamUne University 

M.A., College of St. Thomas 

M.S., University of Wisconsin 
Peterson, Barbara 

B.A., National School of Teachers (Mexico) 

M.A., The Superior Normal School (Mexico) 
Polk, William B. 

M.A., Sangamon State University 
Rivera, Paul R. 

B.A., M.L.A., The Johns Hopkins University 

Ph.D., University of Maryland 

Robinson, Mildred 

B.A., Bennett College 

M.A., North Carolina 
Ruger, Timothy 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
Ryan, Gloria 

B.A., University of Miami 

Santoro, Steven 

B.S., Gannon University 
M.S., Ed.D., NOVA University 

Scaruffi-Klispie, Cindy M. 

B.M., Illinois State University 

M.M., Northwestern University 
Schneider, Bernard M. 

B.M., University of Miami 

M.M., St. Louis Institute of Music 
Schwartz, Carl E. 

B.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago 
Serrell, Karen K. 

A.A., Broward Community College 

B.A., M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University 

Shula, Lori 

A.A.S., William Rainey Harper College 
B.S., Cal-State University-Northridge 
M.A., University of South Florida 

Snyder, M.A. 

B.S., M.S., Wright State University 

Stevens, Mary Kaye 

A.B., M.A., Bethany Nazarene College 



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Sullivan, Jr., Cornelius P. 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., St. Louis University 
Trogan, Amy L. 

B.A., Florida Southern College 

M.A., Florida State University 
True, Jennifer 

A. A., Edison Community College 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
Trunk, Joseph 

B.A., M.A., University of Miami 
Uscher, Steve 

B.M., University of Hartford 
West, David 

B.A., Colorado University 

M.S., Long Island University 
Williamson, Agnes 

A.A., Schoolcraft College 

B.A., U Michigan Dearborn 

M.A. U Michigan Ann Arbor 
Wisch, Howard 

M.A., Cuny City College 
Yates, Sharon 

B.S., Auburn University 

M.Ed., North Georgia College 
Young, Sammy 

B.S., Austin Peay State University 

M.S., Rorida Institute of Technology 
Zhang, Xu 

B.M., Tianjin Conservatory of Music 

M.M., University of Massachusetts 

LEARNING ASSISTANCE-CHARLOTTE COUNTY 
Arrington, Jayne 

B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 
Beninati, Jean M. 

A.S., Middlesex Community College 

B.S., Salem State College 

M.Ed., Worcester State College 
Briechle, George 

M.B.A., University of California 
Costa, Amelia 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut 
Greer, Sandra 

B.A., University of Northern Iowa 

M.Ed., University of South Florida 
Gerofsky, Christine 

B.A., Rollins College 

M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 
Hanson, David 

B.S., University of Minnesota 

M.A., University of Northern Iowa 
Marshall, Claude 

B.S., Florida State University 

D.M.D., University of Louisville 
Robishaw, James 

B.A., Marietta College 

M.Ed., Kent State University 



LEARNING ASSISTANCE-COLLIER COUNTY 

Carter, Mary E. 

A.A., Morris County College 
B.A., University of New Hampshire 

Hendershot, Dorothy V. 

A.B., Upsala College 

Marshall, Richard 

B.S., University of Maine 

M.S., University of Southern Maine 

LEARNING ASSISTANCE-LEE COUNTY 
Cooke, Susan 

B.S., M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University 
Gibney, Marilyn 

M.L.S., University of South Florida 
Jackson, Deborah 

B.S., Miami University of Ohio 

M.A., University of South Florida 
Moon, Franklin 

A.A., Lorain County Community College 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.S., University of South Florida 

LEARNING RESOURCES-LEE CAMPUS 
Schwenn, Janet 

B.A., M.L.S., University of Wisconsin 

WORKFORCE PROGRAMS-CFL^RLOTTE CAMPUS 
Adams, John J. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

A.S., Lake City Community College 

B.S., Regents College 
Bohlander, Terry 

B.S., Illinois State University 

M.Ed., University of Illinois 

M.S., NOVA University 
Boyle, Michael 

B.S., Northeastern State University 
Broughton, Monica 

M.S., University of South Florida 
Burke, Robert J. 

A.A., St. Petersburg Community College 

B.A., University of South Florida 

M.S., NOVA University 
Gallagher, Michael 

B.A., University of Wisconsin 

M.B.A., Northwestern University 
Gugliuzza, Joseph 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Hanna, Sr., Robert L. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Jordan, Randolph 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Macy, Drew 

B.A., Fairfield University 
Martin, Patricia 

B.S., M.A., Western Michigan University 
Massolio, William 

B.A., M.Ed., University of South Florida 



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Maurer, Larry 

B.S., St. Edward's University 

M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas- Austin 
Mikell, Christopher 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Nisbet, Lawrence 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Wayne, John C. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

WORKFORCE PROGRAMS-COLLIER COUNTY 
Aguilera, Jorge A. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

Baumgardner, Paul D. 

B.S., Milligan College 

Beale, Edgar J. 

A. A., B.S., The George Washington University 
B.C.S., M.C.S., Benjamin Franklin University 

Brown, Jonathan 

M.A., University of South Florida 
Crato, Christine 

A.S., Edison Community College 

Forsell, Edward G. 

B.S., Eastern Michigan University 
M.A., Michigan State University 

Gastineau, Bruce 

B.S., Indiana State University 
High, Douglass 

B.A., The Ohio State University 

M.B.A., Duquesne University 
Johnson, Jr Carl W. 

B.S., Syracuse University 

M.A.T., Colgate University 

Santos, Jr., Otto 

B.S., John Carroll University 

M.A., Kent State University 

Ph.D., The Ohio State University 
Vila, Matthews 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Watson, Wayne A. 

B.B.A., Florida Atlantic University 
Woodward, Carol 

B.S., University of Kentucky 

WORKFORCE PROGRAMS-LEE COUNTY 

Adams, John 

A.S., Edison Community College 
A.S., Lake City Community College 
B.S.N., Regent's College 

Cardoza, James S. 

A.A., SUNY-Delhi 

Checklick, Carl T. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

Christensen, Timothy E. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

DeArmond, Paul D. 

A.S., Edison Community College 



Egana, John 

B.A., St. Johns University 

B.FA., School of Visual Arts 

M.A., City College of New York 
Esmond, Patricia 

B.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University 

M.A, University of Michigan 

M.S., Eastern Michigan University 
Esposito, Antonio J. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Fahey, Dennis 

M.A., Rutgers University 
Fisher, Donald 

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy 

M.S., University of Oklahoma 
Fitzpatrick, James 

A.A., B.S., American University 

M.F.S., George Washington University 
Gibbs, Arnold A. 

A.A., Miami-Dade Community College 

B.P.S., Barry University 

M.S.M., St. Thomas University 
Gugliuzza, Joseph A. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Hamilton, Jr., Henry D. 

A.B., Stillman College 
Haugh, Jeffery J. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Jordan, Donna J. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Keating, Linda 

B.G.S., M.B.A., Roosevelt University 
Kehl, Jon W. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Kitchens, William K. 

A.A., Edison Conuiiunity College 

B.D., M.A., University of Florida 
Kreft, Matthew 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Mather, Norman S. 

A.S., B.S., Salve Regina University 

M.Ed., Providence College 
McLean, Lenore 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 
McSheehy, Michael K. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

B.B.A., Baruch College 

M.B.A., Pace University 
Nisbet ni, Lawrence W. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Pastula, Robert G. 

B.A., University of South Florida 

M.S., University of Alabama 
Pcolar, Michael P. 

A.S., Edison Community College 

A.A., Lyndon State College 



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Phillips, Jr., Lewis L. 

A.S., A. A., Edison Community College 

B.A., University of South Florida 
Reckwerdt, David A. 

A.S., Edison Community College 
Ricketts, Thomas W. 

A.S., Illinois Central College 
Rideout-Blough, Kenneth 

B.EA., Philadelphia College of Art 

M.A., Rowan University 
Solock, Richard 

B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University 

M.Acct., Florida International University 



Tuttle, Scott 

A. A., Edison Community College 
Volz, Jr., Edward J. 

B.S., Villanova University 

J.D., Fordham University 
Wilkison, James 

A.S., St. Petersburg Jr. College 

B.S., University of Central Florida 
Wilhams, Alexander 

B.B.A., Dowling University 

M.B.A., Nova-Southeastern University 



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GLOSSARY OF TERMS 



AA- Associate in Arts Degree. A two-year degree 
designed for transfer to another college or university 
to complete a four-year degree. 

Accreditation-Certification that a college meets a set of 
criteria established by one of six private, nonprofit, 
voluntary regional accrediting associations. 

Add/Drop-The procedure used to alter class schedules 
after initial registration and through the first week of 
the semester. During this time, students can adjust 
their schedule by dropping or adding a course 
without penalty. 

Advanced Placement (AP)-A national examination 
through which credit may be awarded in specified 
subjects. The minimum passing score is required for 
the awarding of credit applicable toward a degree. 
Information is available in the Counseling, Advising, 
and Assessment Center. 

AS- Associate in Science Degree. A technical two-year 
degree for students pursuing career training instead 
of a four-year degree. 

ACT-Enhanced (ACT-E)-American College Testing 
Program. One of the assessment tests accepted for 
entry/placement at Edison. 

Articulation Agreement-State Board of Education rules 
that establish provisions to facilitate the smooth tran- 
sition of students through the secondary, community 
college and university educational systems. 

Audit-A college credit course taken for informational 
instruction only. College credit is not earned and 
regular fees are assessed. Testing and course pre-and 
co-requisites apply. 

Career Center-The Center provides students and alumni 
with a full range of career and employment services 
including career planning and assessment, occupa- 
tional information, internships, job listings, and 
employment assistance. 

Cataiog-A resource of academic policies, procedures, 
college and degree requirements, faculty and course 
descriptions, published yearly (but subject to 
change). 

CLAST Alternative-Refers to one of the approved alter- 
natives that satisfies one or more subtests of the 
CLAST requirement. These alternatives include a 
combination of test scores (SAT-R or ACT-E) and/or 
specific course grades. 



CLEP (College Level Examination Program)-CLEP is a 

national examination through which credit may be 
awarded in specified subjects. Meeting the minimum 
passing score is required for awarding of credit 
apphcable toward a degree. Information is available 
in the Counseling, Advising and Assessment Center. 

Compressed Video-A transmission system in which 
special equipment is used to "compress" the video 
signal before sending it. A similar piece of equip- 
ment is used at the receiving end to "decompress" 
the video so that it can once again be put on a screen. 
Edison offers many distance learning courses with 
other campuses that use this technology. 

Continuing Education-A variety of non-credit subjects 
offered to the community through Edison. 

C.E.U. (Continuing Education Unit)-One C.E.U. is 
awarded for every ten contact hours of instruction in 
an organized continuing education/non-credit 
course. 

Corequisite-A course which must be taken at the same 
time as another course. 

Credit by Examination-The award of credit is based upon 
the demonstration of knowledge of prior learning as 
assessed by examination. This process may also 
include an assessment of professional certification. 
Examples include: Advanced Placement, CLEP, PL 
EMT-B and/or Paramedic Certification, FDLE 
CJSTC exam. International Baccalaureate and the 
National Registry Exam for Radiologic 
Technologists. 

Credit Hour (or semester hour)-The credit hours reflect 
approximately the total hours a student spends per 
week in class. For example, a student enrolled in 
ENC 1101 (3 credits) spends approximately three 
hours per week for approximately 15 weeks in class. 

Credit in Escrow-Enrollment at Edison Community 
College by eligible high school students. Permission 
of high school principal or designee is required. 

Degree-Seeking Status-A student whose admission 
requirements have been fully met and who is 
working toward a degree. 

Distance Learning-The systematic effort to reach poten- 
tial learners who may be excluded from the tradi- 
tional classroom by constraints of time, place and/or 
circumstance. Edison telecourses are an example of 
distance learning. 



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Drop-A student may drop a course during the add/drop 
period. A dropped course does not appear on the per- 
manent record. The appropriate form must be sub- 
mitted to the Office of the Registrar before the estab- 
lished deadline. Drops after that date may be granted 
only through established college procedures. 

Dual Enrollment-A student enrolled at two educational 
institutions (a high school and a community college) 
concurrently. See your high school counselor for 
information. 

Early Admission-Full-time enrollment at Edison by eligi- 
ble high school students. Permission of the high 
school principal or designee is required. 

Educational Plan-A plan of required and elective courses 
prepared by an academic advisor to assist students in 
reaching their academic goals. 

Edison University Center-An alliance between Edison 
Community College and specific baccalaureate 
degree granting colleges and universities that allows 
Edison Community College graduates to pursue 
various bachelor's degrees while remaining at an 
Edison campus. 

Effective Catalog-Contingent upon a student's continuous 
enrollment, the catalog in effect at the time a student 
first enrolls governs the student's graduation require- 
ments. 

EGL-The Edison Guiding Light program consists of 
student assistants who work in the Office of Student 
Development. They assist in student recruitment and 
retention. 

ESL- English as a Second Language. A series of courses 
offered to students for whom English is not their 
primary language. 

Fee- A non-refundable financial charge for services ren- 
dered, such as laboratory fees or special tests. 

Financial Aid Transcript-Official record of financial aid 
funds received by a student. This is required of all 
students who transfer from another institution and 
apply for financial assistance at Edison. 

FCELPT-(Florida College Entry Level Placement Test) is 
an academic assessment used for placement into 
either college level classes or college preparatory 
courses. 

Foreign Language Requirement-A requirement of 
Florida's state universities. Universities generally 
require two years of the same foreign language at the 
high school, or 8-10 credit hours at the community 
college level. 

Full-time Status-Enrollment in 12 or more credit hours in 
a Fall, Spring or Summer semester. 



General Education Hours-A specific number of semester 
hours of basic liberal arts courses required as foun- 
dation in the Associate in Arts degree program. 

Gordon Rule-State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.030, 
also known as the Gordon Rule, requires students 
graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree to meet 
specific requirements in the areas of writing and 
mathematics. Satisfactory completion of this rule 
requires that a student earn a grade of "C" or better 
in each applicable course. Within the communica- 
tions area, the student is required to write a total of 
24,000 words in specifically designated courses. 
Within the mathematics area, completion of specific 
courses is required. 

Grade-Alphabetical measures of academic success 
ranging from excellent (A) to failure (F). 

Grade Forgiveness-A method by which students may 
repeat a limited number of courses to improve their 
grade point average. Only the grade received on the 
last repeat is used in the GPA calculation. Grade for- 
giveness is limited to courses in which the student 
earned a "D" or "F" grade. Students are limited to 
two repeats per course. Upon a third attempt, the 
grade issued is the final grade for that course. 

Grade Point Average (GPA)-The calculation of credits 
attempted, credits earned and grades earned. 

Grant-Non-repayable financial aid funds awarded for 
college expenses to quahfied students. 

International Diversity Classes-Florida State University 
may require students to take courses that have an 
international or diversity focus. These are designed 
with an "I" after the course descriptions. 

International Student-A student who has entered the 
United States on a nonimmigrant visa (Fl) (most 
often an individual on a student visa). 

Internship Program-Students may use current employ- 
ment or seek desired employment/volunteer experi- 
ences to incorporate their academic learning into 
real-world experience. Offered through the Career 
Center. 

Learning Assistance-(LA)-A math, reading and writing 
support center for scheduled classes, referrals, and 
drop-in students needing help with academic 
reading, writing and math projects. (LA is some- 
times referred to as DLA-the Department of 
Learning Assistance.) 

Limited Access/EnroUment-A designation given to pro- 
grams that require additional admission require- 
ments (i.e. higher GPA, higher test scores, comple- 
tion of certain coursework). Admission is granted to 
a limited number of applicants. 



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Major-A group of related courses that constitute a focused 
program of study in a specific area of knowledge. 

Mini-semester-A short semester of credit instruction. Also 
referred to as Fall A or B or Spring A or B. 

Non-credit-A course for which college credit is not 
granted. 

Part-time status-Enrollment in 1 1 or fewer credit hours in 
a Fall, Spring or Summer semester. 

Placement Testing-Initial testing and subsequent evalua- 
tion of students to aid in placement and progress in 
reading comprehension, writing, English, arithmetic 
and algebra. 

Prerequisite-A course which must be satisfactorily com- 
pleted before entering a related course. 

PSAV-Post secondary adult vocational certificates are 
comprised of vocational credits, which are not 
college level credits. PSAV programs are designed to 
prepare students for employment in selected occupa- 
tional skill areas. 

Quality Points-The value, ranging from "4" to "0" for 
grades "A" to "F' multiplied by the number of 
credits i.e., 3 credits x A(4pts.)=12 quality points for 
all courses completed. Used in determining grade 
point average (GPA). 



Registration-May be accomplished in person or online at 
http://www.edison.edu/. 

Residency-Further information is available in the Office 
of the Registrar. 

Scholarships-Financial assistance for college expenses 
granted by donors to qualified recipients. Further 
information is available in the Financial Aid Office. 

Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)-An academic assess- 
ment used for placement into either college level 
classes or college preparatory courses. 

Semester-(Term)-Refers to the way an academic year is 
divided. The academic year consists of three semes- 
ters or terms (Fall, Spring and Summer), each lasting 
approximately 16 weeks. 

Semester Hour-See credit hour. 

Student Classification-Pertains to full-time, part-time, 
audit, credit, or non-credit. 

Student Government Association-(SGA)-Official repre- 
sentatives of the student body to the administration 
in matters concerning student life. 



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Helpful Information 



Questions 


Department 


Lee 
County 


Collier 
County 


Charlotte 
County 


Academic Petitions 


Records 


489-9320 


732-3703 


637-5654 


Academic Standing, Probation, 
Suspension, Reinstatement 


Academic Advisement 


489-9320 


732-3703 


637-5678 


Academic Advisement 


Academic Advisement 


489-9365 


732-3703 


637-5629 


Add/Drop or Change Course 


Registration 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Admissions 


Admissions 


489-9361 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Booics and Classroom Supplies 


Bookstore 


489-3345 


732-3738 


637-5671 


Career and Personal Counseling 


Counseling Center 


489-9230 


732-3710 


637-5605 


Career Counseling and Assessment 


Career Center 


489-9387 


732-3792 


637-5605 


Career Information and Resources 


Career Center 


489-9387 


732-3792 


637-5605 


CLAST Testing Information 


Counseling Center 


489-9223 


732-3703 


637-5678 


CPT Testing Information 


Assessment Center 


489-9383 


732-3703 


637-5654 


Dual Enrollment 


Admissions 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5678 


Medical/Accidents/Emergencies 




911 


911 


911 


Non-Emergencies 


Public Safety 


489-9203 
TTY 489-9010 


732-3712 


637-5608 
TTY 637-5608 


Evaluation of Transcripts 


Records 


489-9320 


489-9320 


489-9320 


Financial Aid 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Graduation 
Information General/ 
New Students 


Records 

Office of College 
Information & Recruitment 


489-9320 
489-9514 






732-3703 


637-5629 


International Students 


Office of College 
Information & Recruitment 


489-9362 


732-3701/3702 


637-5678 


Internships 


Workforce 


489-9115 


489-9115 


489-9115 


Hendry/Glades County Info 


Director's Office at 
LaBelle 


674-0408 






Library Hours 


Learning Resources Center 


489-9303 


732-3774 


637-5620 


Learning Assistance Labs 


Learning Assistance 


489-9310 


732-3773 


637-5693 


Loans 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Lost and Found 


Public Safety 


489-9203 


732-3712 


637-5608 


New Students/Orientation 


Counseling Center 


489-9230 


732-3703 


637-5629 


Pay College Fees, 

Adjustment in College Bills 


Cashiers Office 


489-9386 


732-3714 


637-5676 


Registration 


Registration 


489-9363 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Scholarships 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Student Activities 


Office of Student 

Development 
Human Resources 


489-9063 


732-3768 


637-5653 


Student Employment 


489-9293 


732-3792 


637-5651 


Student Organizations 


Office of Student 
Development 


489-9063 


372-3768 


637-5653 


TTY Machine for Hearing or 
Speech Impaired 


Student Services 
Public Safety 


489-9093 
489-9010 


732-3788 


637-3503 
637-5608 


Telecourse Office 


Distance Learning 


489-9455 


1-800-749-2ECC Ext. 


1455 


Telecourse Tapes 


Learning Resources 


489-9220 


732-3774 


637-5620 


Telecourse Testing 


Distance Learning 


489-9358 


732-3774 


637-5620 


Traffic Violations 


Public Safety 


489-9203 


732-3712 


637-5608 


Transcripts and 
Academic Records 


Records 


489-9317 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Transfer into Edison 


Admissions 


489-9361/489-9360 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Transfer credits out of Edison 


Records 


489-9317 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Veteran Benefits 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Withdrawal from College 
before Last Day to 
Withdraw with a "W" 


Registration 


489-9363/ 
489-9319 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Work Study 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 



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BOOKSTORE OFFERS TEXTBOOKS, SUPPLIES & GIFTS 

Bookstores are located on each campus. They carry the required books for courses at Edison Community College as well as 
supplemental materials. The Bookstores carry supplies for writing, nursing students, art, and engineering. Imprinted clothing, 
class rings, and other memorabilia can be purchased there. General items such as greeting cards, calculators and tape recorders 
are also sold, in addition to educationally discounted computer software. Students with valid identification may cash personal 
checks in the amount of ten dollars maximum. The stores accept American Express, Visa, Discover, and Master Card for 
payment. A year-round book buy-back service is provided at all bookstores. 
Textbooks may be returned for full credit if the book is: 

1 . Accompanied by sales receipt. 

2. Unmarked, if purchased new. 

3. Returned within specified time (it is the responsibility of the student to observe the refund date posted in the store). 

4. Picture I.D. is required. 

BOOKSTORE HOURS* 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 637-5671 

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am-7:00 pm 

Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am-4:00 pm 

Friday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 732-3738 

Monday and Tuesday 9:00 am-6:00 pm 

Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm 

Friday 9:00 am- 1 :00 pm 

LEE COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 489-3345 

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-7:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm 

*Special hours are observed at the beginning of each session and are posted in the stores. 

Order your books through the INTERNET: 

Charlotte County Campus Collier County Campus Lee County Campus OR 

Edisonchar.bkstr.com Edisonlely.bkstr.com Edison.bkstr.com www.efollett.com 



Computer Lab Hours* 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS 

Monday, Tuesday 9:30 am-7:00 pm 

Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 am-5:30 pm 

Friday 9:30 am-2:00 pm 

Hours in the Charlotte Lab depend on class schedules. 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-9:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 pm-4:00 pm 

LEE COUNTY CAMPUS 

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-9:50 pm 

Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm 

Saturday 8:30 am- 1 :00 pm 

LABELLE CENTER 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am-8:00 pm 

Wednesday 8:30 am-6:00 pm 

Friday Call for hours 

Saturday 10:00 am-3 :00pm 

*ALL LAB HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WFTHOUT NOTICE 



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Learning Resources 



Learning Resources Centers are located on each campus with services to Hendry and Glades counties. Edison Community 
College students have access to approximately 83,978 volumes representing about 72,713 titles, including periodicals. 
Campus distribution is as follows: Charlotte approximately 8,241 titles; Collier approximately 8,366 titles; and the remainder 
at Lee. Approximately 6,041 videos for classroom use, over 3,439 videos for television courses and other audiovisual mate- 
rials are available. 

Electronic resources, including full text articles (over 65 databases), play an important role in Learning Resources. Computers 
access the catalogs of all 28 community colleges through LINCC (Library Information network for Community Colleges) as 
well as catalogs of the State University System, and the Internet. 

Internet and CD-ROM access is provided at each campus. At the Lee campus the Electronic Learning Facility is available to 
classes and individual students. Other computers are available in the reference area for students and the pubUc. Charlotte and 
Collier campuses also have similar electronic facilities. 

Policies and handouts detailing specific services are available at the individual libraries. 

The hours for Learning Resources are as follows:* 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 637-5620 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 7323774 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

LEE COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 489-9303 

Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 

Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

* Hours for Learning Resources change during the summer and on holiday weekends. 



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Academic Advising Services 55 

Academic Calendar 12 

Academic Probation 56 

Academic Programs of Study 80 

Academic Second Chance 28 

Academic Suspension 56 

Academic Warning 56 

Accounting Applications Certificate Requirements 112 

Accounting Course Descriptions 127 

Accounting Technology AS Degree Requirements 90 

Accreditation 1 

Administration, Faculty and Staff 180 

Admissions 13 

Advanced Placement 18 

American Disability Act 77 

Anthropology Course Descriptions 1 27 

Anatomy Course Descriptions 173 

Appeal of Petition Decision 29 

Art Course Descriptions 127 

Astronomy Course Descriptions 173 

Assessment Services 55 

Associate in Arts Program Guide 84 

Associate in Science Programs 90 

Attendance 23 

Audit Students 23 

Banking and Finance Course Descriptions 129 

Basic Use of Computers 39 

Beepers, Cellular Phones, and Pagers 39 

Biology Course Descriptions 174 

Board of Trustees 4 

Bookstore 197 

Botany Course Descriptions 175 

Building Construction Course Descriptions 141 

Business Administration AS Degree Requirements 91 

Business/Management/Finance Course Descriptions 129 

Calendar (College) 12 

Campus Maps 8 

Campus Violence Prevention Policy 76 

Cardiovascular Technology AS Degree Requirements 92 

Cardiovascular Technology Course Descriptions 133 

Career Center 82 

Certificate Programs Ill 

Charlotte County Campus 8 

Chemistry Course Descriptions 175 

Children or Family Members in the Classroom 39 

Class Attendance, Absence 39 

Class Cancellations 39 

CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) 49 

CLAST Waiver Requests 52 

CLEP 19 

College Level Academic Skills Competencies (CLASP) 49 

College Policies 71 

College Preparatory Program 47 

College Rights 16 

Collier County Campus 9 

Computational Skills 49 

Computer Lab Hours 197 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

AS Degree Requirements 93 

Computer Programming and Applications Certificate 

Requirements 113 

Computer Science Course Descriptions 1 34 

Continuing Education 81 



Counseling Services 55 

Course Descriptions 127 

Course Information 126 

Course Outline and Course Syllabus 39 

Credit from Military Schools 21 

Credit Hour Fee 31 

Credit in Escrow 17 

Crime Scene Technology AS Degree Requirements 94 

Crime Scene Technology Certificate Requirements 114 

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions 137 

Criminal Justice Technology AS Degree Requirements 95 

Dean's List 39 

Degree Acceleration Programs 17 

Dental Assisting Certificate Requirements 115 

Dental Hygiene AS Degree Requirements 96 

Dental Assisting and Hygiene Course Descriptions 1 39 

Disciplinary Probation & Suspension 65 

Distance Learning Courses 88 

Drafting and Design Course Descriptions 141 

Drafting and Design Technology AS Degree Requirements . . 97 

Drop/ Add Periods 23 

Drug Free Campus 74 

Dual Enrollment 17 

Early Admissions 17 

Economics Course Descriptions 143 

Edison University Center 83 

Education Course Descriptions 143 

Effective Catalog Policy 24 

Emergency Medical Services Course Descriptions 143 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 98 

Emergency Medical Technology: 

EMT Certificate Requirements 116 

English Language Course Descriptions 145 

English as a Second Language Course Descriptions 145 

Enrollment Certifications 28 

Evaluation of Transfer Credit 15 

Eye Care Technician Certificate 117 

Faculty Office Hours 40 

Fees 31 

Final Exam Schedule 24 

Financial Aid Information 32 

Fine Arts Programs 58 

Fire Science Technology AS Degree Requirements 99 

Fire Science Technology Course Descriptions 147 

Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 55 

Florida Statewide Course Numbering System 126 

Foreign Language Course Descriptions 149 

Foreign Students (See International Students) 14 

Fresh Start Program 57 

General Education Agreement 53 

Geography Course Descriptions 1 50 

Geology Course Descriptions 1 76 

Gerontology Course Descriptions 150 

Glossary of Terms 193 

Golf Course Operations AS Degree Requirements 100 

Golf Course Operations Course Descriptions 150 

Gordon Rule 40 

Grade Forgiveness Policy 41 

Grade Point System 41 

Grade Reports 41 

Graduation Requirements 54 



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Grants 32 

Health and Wellness Course Descriptions 152 

Hendry /Glades County Information 7 

History Course Descriptions 153 

History of the College 7 

Honor Societies 59 

Honors Research 41 

Honors Scholar Program 45 

Horticulture Course Descriptions 154 

Hospitality Course Descriptions 130 

Human Services Course Descriptions 154 

Humanities Course Descriptions 1 54 

I.D. Cards 24 

Incomplete Grades 41 

Individualized Study 42 

Information (Helpful) 196 

Information Services Course Descriptions 155 

Interdisciplinary Science Course Descriptions 173 

International Baccalaureate Program 20 

International Students 14 

Internet Services Technology AS Degree Requirements .... 101 
Internship Course Descriptions 155 

Laws Affecting Students 71 

Learning Assistance 47 

Learning Resources Charges 42 

Lee County Campus 10 

Library (Learning Resources) 197 

Literature Course Descriptions 147 

Loans 32 

Maps of Campus 8 

Mathematics Course Descriptions 156 

Maximum Course Attempts Policy 42 

Maximum Student Class Load 24 

Media Course Descriptions 158 

Minority Student Services 58 

Mission Statement 6 

Music Course Descriptions 158 

National Guard Fee Exemption 34 

Network Specialist Certificate Requirements 118 

Networking Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 102 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 14 

Nursing AS Degree Requirements 103 

Nursing Course Descriptions 160 

Nutrition Course Descriptions 177 

Oceanography Course Descriptions 176 

Opticianry AS Degree Requirements 106 

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Certificate 

Requirements 119 

Orientation 55 

Paralegal Studies Course Descriptions 163 

Paralegal Studies AS Degree Requirements 107 

Peer Tutorial Program 58 

Petitions 29 

Philosophy Course Descriptions 164 

Physics Course Descriptions 177 

Physical Therapist Course Descriptions 165 

Physical Therapist AS Degree Requirements 108 

Placement Testing 55 

Political Science Course Descriptions 168 

Privacy Rights 28 



Probation After Suspension 56 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 57 

Program Offerings 79 

Psychology Course Descriptions 168 

Radiologic Technology AS Degree Requirements 109 

Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions 168 

Reading Course Descriptions 171 

Readmission 15 

Real Estate Course Descriptions 132 

Records 28 

Refund Policy 24 

Registration 23 

Regulations of Student Development Activities 61 

Repayment of Title IV Funds 32 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 25 

Respiratory Care AS Degree Requirements 110 

Respiratory Care Course Descriptions 171 

Sail 47 

Scholarships 35 

Science Course Descriptions 173 

Security Policy and Statistics 77 

Servicemember's Opportunity College 21 

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program 57 

Small Business Management Certificate Requirements 121 

Sociology Course Descriptions 178 

Speech Course Descriptions 178 

Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 56 

State Articulation Agreement 53 

State Statutes and College Policy Affecting Students 71 

Student Activities 61 

Student Classifications 24 

Student Conduct 65 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 65 

Student Government Association 60 

Student Life 58 

Student Life Skills Course Descriptions 178 

Student Organizations 58 

Student Participation in Decision Making 58 

Student Review of Instruction 43 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 65 

Student Support Services 57 

Student Surveys 43 

Substitution Policy For Students With Disabilities 30 

Testing Services 55 

Textbook Selection Process 43 

Theater Arts Course Descriptions 178 

Third Attempt Course Surcharge 24 

Traffic Regulations 69 

Transcripts 29 

Transfer Students 15 

Transient Students 16 

Tuition and Fees 31 

Turf Equipment Technology Certificate Requirements 122 

University Transfer 52 

Upward Bound 57 

Veterans Information 34 

Visual Assessment Certificate Requirements 123 

Withdrawal Policy 39 

Word-Processing or Typing Policy 44 

Work-Study Programs 32 

Written Concerns or Complaints 65 



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