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EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

2004-2005 CATALOG 

Charlotte County Campus 

26300 Airport Road 

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950-5759 

(941)637-5629 

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

Collier County Campus 

7007 Lely Cultural Parkway 

Naples, Florida 341 13-8977 

(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. 



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 Reieford 

District Vice President 
Student Services 

Maureen McClintock 

District Vice President 
Institutional Advancement 

Alan Francis 

District Vice President 
Technology Services 



Table of Contents 



Board of Trustees 4 

Welcome from the President 5 

Mission Statement 6 

Edison Community College History 7 

Campus Maps 8 

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

Academic Calendar 12 

Admissions 13 

Degree Acceleration Programs 21 

Registration 18 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 16 

Records Policies 27 

Tuition and Fees 30 

Financial Information/Financial Aid 31 

Veterans Information 33 

Scholarships 34 

Academic Policies and Procedures Relating to Students 37 

Academic Information 42 

Honors Scholar Program 42 

Academic Support Programs 44 

CLAST 46 

Graduation Requirements 51 

Student Services and Florida Laws Regulating Student Standards 52 

Student Services 52 

Student Life 55 

Student Organizations 55 

Student Government Association 57 

General Regulations for Student Development/ Activities 58 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 62 

Student DiscipUne and Hearing Procedures 62 

Traffic Regulations 66 

State Statutes and College Policies Affecting Students 68 

Programs of Study 77 

Continuing Education 80 

Career Center/Internships 81 

University Center 82 

Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide 84 

Associate in Arts Degrees, With Emphasis 87 

Distance Learning 88 

Associate in Science Degree Programs 90 

Certificate Programs 1 1 1 

Course Information 126 

Course Descriptions 127 

Administration and Faculty 175 

Glossary of Terms 182 

Helpful Information 185 

Bookstore, Learning Resources, Computer Lab 186 

Index 188 



Edison Community College 
District Board of Trustees 




Frederick A. Deal, B.S. 

Collier County 




Washington D. Baquero, M.D. 

Lee County 




Kim C. Long, B.A. 

Vice Chairman 
Collier County 




Enid S. Gorvine, B.A. 

Chairman 
Charlotte County 




Kenneth J. Downing, B.S. 

Hendry County 




JuUa G. Perr>, B.A.E. 

Glades County 






Mary Lee Mann, B.S. 

Lee County 



Darol H.M. Carr, J.D. 

Charlotte County 



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

Lee County 



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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 encourage 
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 suc- 
cessful, responsible learners today and competent, accountable leaders of tomorrow. 

We are committed 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, 



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Kenneth P. Walker 
District President 



EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE 



PURPOSE/MISSION STATEMENT 

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

In order to fulfill its purpose, it is the College's MISSION to strive for excellence through innovation 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 

COLLEGE VISION 

A learning centered college providing quality education and guidance in a caring, professional environment 

VALUES 

• Respect: Characterized by support for students' and each other's goals, communication, trust 

• Belief in Individual Human Potential: Resulting in collegiality, reward, appreciation 

• Integrity: Exemplified by institutional trustworthiness and individual incorruptibility 

GOALS 

Goal I 

Provide quality educational programming and services responding to community needs 

Goal II 

Facilitate student success (through development, advising, and mentoring of students, and programs and services to 
reduce barriers for non-traditional students) 

Goal III 

Strive for quality improvement 

Goal IV 

Improve resource utilization and seek alternative funding sources 

GoalV 

Promote articulation (from high schools and vo-techs) and transfer (to other postsecondary institutions) 

Goal VI 

Study, promote, and establish site-based baccalaureate programs 



History 



With the first students admitted to Edison in the fall of 1962, Edison Community College celebrates 42 years of service 
to Southwest Florida this year. Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are offered at Edison as well as various 
certificate 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 Char- 
lotte, 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. 



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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 ad- 
dressed 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 1 1 buildings in a 
beautiful 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 
continuing education classes are offered at the Charlotte County Campus. A childcare facility and fitness center are avail- 
able to serve students and the community. 




EDISON 



COMMUNITY COLLEGE • CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS 

26300 Aupon 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 

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 

Admissions/Registration 

Advising 

Auxiliary Aids 

Financial Aid 

Career Center 

Cashier 

Continuing Education 

Information Desk 
Testing Center 
Public Safety 
Administration 



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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 95 1 ) 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 . 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 educa- 
tion classes are offered at the Collier County Campus. 





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COMMUNITY COLLEGE • COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS 

7007 Ldy Cultund Piufcwsy • Naptes, Florida Ml l3-«977 

(239) 732-3700 



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"A" BuUding: 

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' Building: 

Classrooms 
Faculty Offices 

"G" Building: 

Career Center 
Computer Classrooms 
Computer Lab 
Distance Learning 

Classroom 
Lab 

(DLA Lab) 
Learning Resources 

(Library) 
Tutoring Lab 



"H" & 'T' 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 Col- 
lege, 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 sci- 
ence, 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. 





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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 

Mathematics 
Natural Sciences 

Robiason Hall 

Administrative Offices 



EDISON 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE • LEE COUNTY CAMPUS 

A Student Centered Lesming College 

8099 College Pkikway SW • Fort \fyta. Florida 33919 

(239) 489-9300 



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 
S.O.A.R. Program 

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 

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 
Registradon 

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 

Tuition and Fees 

Financial Aid 



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OFFICIAL COLLEGE CALENDAR 2004-2005 



ADMISSION: 



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



\I)MSI\(;: 



Advising begins for degree-seeking 
students 



Fall Semester 2004 



lull A B 



Aug 13 Aug 13 Oct 13 



Spring Semester 2005 Summer Semester 2005 



lull A H lull 



Jan 3 



Jan 3 Mar 2 



Jun 1 



Jun 1 Jun 1 



Oct 11 Oct I ; 



Oct 1 



May 6 May 6 Jun 23 



Feb 28 Feb 28 Feb 28 



( I.ASSKS: 


First day of classes 


Aug 23 


Aug 23 


Oct 14 


Jan 5 


Jan 5 


Mar 3 


May 9 


May 9 


Jun 23 


I^st day of classes 


Dec 2 


Oct 8 


Dec 6 


Apr 28 


Feb 25 


May 2 


Aug 2 


Jun 16 


Aug 3 



FINAL KXAMINATIONS: 



See exam schedule in class schedule 



Dec 3-9 Oct 11- Dec 7-9 
13 



Apr 29- Feb 28- 
May 5 Mar 2 



May 3- 
May 5 



Aug 3-9 Jun 20- Aug 4-9 

22 



(;rai)i;s: 


Last day to remove "Incomplete" 
from the previous semester 


Sep 20 


N/A 


N/A 


Feb 2 


N/A 


N/A 


Jun 6 


N/A 


N/A 


Final grades due from the faculty 

by 4:30pm 


Dec 10 


Oct 14 


Dec 10 


May 6 


Mar 3 


May 6 


Aug 10 


Jun 23 


Aug 10 



(ERADIATION: 



Commencement 


May 6 


May 6 


May 6 


Deadline to submit name for inclusion 
in commencement booklet graduation. 


Nov 5 


Aprl 


Aprl 



HOLIDAYS: 


College closed 


Sep 4- Sep 4- Nov 25- 
Sep 6 Sep 6 28 


Jan 15- Jan 15- Mar 25- 
17 17 Apr 3 


May 28- May 28- Jul 2- 
30 30 4 




Nov 25- 
28 


Mar 25- 
Apr3 


Jul 2-4 




Dec 18- 
Jan2 







|RF(nSTRATION: 1 


Web registration begins 


Jun 7 


Jun 7 


Jun 7 


Oct 25 


Oct 25 


Oct 25 


Mar 14 


Mar 14 


Mar 14 


On-campus registration begins for 
Accelerated students 


Jul 6 


Jul 6 


Jul 6 


Nov 15 


Nov 15 


Nov 15 


Apr 4 


Apr 4 


Apr 4 


On-campus open registration begins 


Aug 2 


Aug 2 


Aug 2 


Dec 6 


Dec 6 


Dec 6 


Apr 25 


Apr 25 


Apr 25 


Late Registration begins 
($25 penalty) 


Aug 23 


Aug 23 


Oct 14 


Jan 5 


Jan 5 


Mar 3 


May 10 


May 10 


Jun 27 



LAS 1 l)A\ rO: 


Register for classes 


Aug 27 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 11 


Jan 7 


Mar 7 


May 17 


May 16 


Jun 29 


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


Aug 27 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 11 


Jan 7 


Mar 7 


May 17 


May 16 


Jun 29 


Drop a class with a 100% refund 


Aug 27 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 11 


Jan 7 


Mar 7 


May 17 


May 16 


Jun 29 


Withdraw from individual courses or 
from college 


Oct 27 


Sep 23 


Nov 16 


Mar 15 


Feb 9 


Apr 14 


Jul 5 


Jun 7 


Jul 25 



RKSII)KN(^: 



Last day to apply for change of 
residency for tuition purposes 



Aug 27 Aug 25 Oct 19 



Jan 11 



Jan7 Mar7 May 17 May 16 Jun 29 



rLSTINC;: 


Last day to register for the CLAST exam 


Sep 3 


Jan 21 


May 6 


CLAST examination 


Oct 2 


Feb 19 


Jun 4 


Testing and orientation begins 
for new students 


Jun 1 Jun 1 Jun 1 


Oct 11 Oct 1 1 Oct 1 1 


Feb 28 Feb 28 Feb 28 



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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 Community Col- 
lege does reserves the right to deny admission to any appli- 
cant whose behavior is not in keeping with the best interests 
of Edison. 

Edison assesses a non-refundable admissions applica- 
tion fee for all new students. The admissions application is 
not processed until the admissions application fee is re- 
ceived. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for ad- 
ministering Edison's Admissions policies and for providig 
information regarding the admissions process, including 
admissions requirements, residency requirements, student 
privacy rights and classification of students. 

Associate in Arts (AA) Admissions 
Requirements 

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

— Have earned a standard diploma from a high school 
acrredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate high school 
in the United States 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 equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered through any state department 
of education; or 

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

— Have earned a standard certificate of completion from 
a Florida public high school due to FCAT performance 
(must have completed high school after May 2003); or 

— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the Ac- 
celerated Programs for High School Students. 

Associate in Science (AS) Admissions 
Requirements 

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



— Have earned a standard diploma from a high school 
acrredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate high school 
in the United States 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 equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered through any state department 
of education; or 

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

— Have earned a standard certificate of completion from 
a Florida public high school due to FCAT performance 
(must have completed high school after May 2003); or 

— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the Ac- 
celerated Programs for High School Students. 

The AS degree programs in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, 
Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, and Cardiovas- 
cular Technology are selective admissions programs. Ad- 
mission to Edison does not automatically admit an applicant 
to these programs of study. Students must complete a sepa- 
rate application for admission to the particular program of 
study. 

College Certificate Admissions Requirements 

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 stu- 
dent, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 

— Have earned a standard diploma from a high school 
acrredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate high school 
in the United States 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 equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered through any state department 
of education; or 

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

— Have earned a standard certificate of completion from 
a Florida public high school due to FCAT performance 
(must have completed high school after May 2003); or 

— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the Ac- 
celerated Programs for High School Students. 



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Post Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) 
Admissions Requirements 

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 diploma from a high school 
acrredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate high school 
in the United States 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 equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered through any state department 
of education; or 

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

— Have earned a standard certificate of completion from 
a Florida public high school due to FCAT performance 
(must have completed high school after May 2003); or 

— Have been approved by Edison for entry into the Ac- 
celerated Programs for High School Students; or 

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

The PSAV program in Dental Assisting is a selective 
admissions program. Admission to Edison does not auto- 
matically admit an applicant to this program of study. Stu- 
dents 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 as- 
sessment, advisement and registration information. Ac- 
cepted 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 after 
August 1, 1987 and applying for admission to an Associ- 
ate in Arts degree program must meet specific general 
requirements for high school graduation. Graduates from 
private high schools and out-of-state public schools must 
have completed a curriculum that includes four years of 
English and three 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 secondary school attended. 



International Student (Fl visa) Admissions 
Requirements 

Applicants with or seeking an International Student 
Visa (F-1) must meet the following additional admission 
requirements. Edison issues an 1-20 form after all admis- 
sion requirements are met. The applicant may be issued 
the F-1 Visa when they present the 1-20 form to the appro- 
priate 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. Since instruction is in the English language, applicants 
must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. 
To demonstrate this proficiency, if English is not the 
applicant's native language, the applicant must submit 
a minimum score of 213 on the computerized TOEFL 
or 550 on the paper version of the TOEFL (Test of 
English as a Foreign Language). Applicants scoring 
below established cut-off scores are referred to the 
Department of Academic Support Programs for addi- 
tional testing and placement into the Intensive English 
Training Program. 

3. The applicant or sponsor must provide a notarized fi- 
nancial statement verifying the availability (in U.S. 
dollars) of the funds necessary for the applicant to at- 
tend Edison. The applicant or sponsor must complete 
the Sponsorship Affidavit form. Edison does not pro- 
vide sponsors, financial assistance, dormitories or 
transportation services. 

4. The applicant must provide an official high school tran- 
script as well as official transcripts from any colleges 
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 evaluation ser- 
vice approved by Edison. Transcripts in languages other 
than English must be translated by a credential trans- 
lation service approved by Edison. A list of approved 
agencies is available upon request. The translation must 
include authentic verifying statements and signatures. 
The applicant must have at least the equivalent of a 
U.S. high school diploma to be eligible for admission. 
An admission decision is made after all documents are 
received. 

5. International students transferring from another col- 
lege or university in the U.S. that is approved by the 
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(BCIS) must provide the following items before a fi- 
nal admission decision is reached: 

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

b. An official transcript from all U.S. colleges or 
universities attended, 

c. Copies of all previously issued 1-20 forms, 



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d. A visa clearance form from the International Stu- 
dent Advisor at the current U.S. college or univer- 
sity verifying the student's current status, and 

e. A valid passport and a 1-94 form. 

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. 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. 

Requirements for Re-admission 

Students who have not attended Edison within the past 
year must submit an admissions application (the admissions 
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 readmitting after two 
years of non-attendance and who did not complete English 
and mathematics requirements must retake the FCELPT. 
(Please see Assessment Services page 52 for more infor- 
mation) Students attempting to return after suspension or 
dismissal must petition for readmission. A favorable deci- 
sion is dependent upon clear written evidence that indi- 
cates promise of successful performance. (See Petitions 
page 28 for more information) 

Degree Seeking Classification 

Applicants who indicate on the admissions applica- 
tion their intent to pursue an AA, an AS, or a college cer- 
tificate program are subject to specific Edison policies and 
procedures, which are in place to help students achieve their 
educational goals. Degree-seeking students 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 52 
for more information) Degree-seeking students must sat- 
isfy any reading, English and mathematics college prepa- 
ratory requirements, starting the first semester of registration 
and continuing each semster until all requirements are 
staisfied. (Please see Academic Support Programs page 44 
for more information) Degree-seeking students who previ- 
ously attended another college or university must request 
that an official transcript be sent from that college or uni- 
versity directly to Edison. 

Non-Degree Seeking Classification 

Applicants who indicate on the admissions application 
that they do not intend to pursue an A A, an AS, or a college 
certificate program, but who wish to enroll in college credit 
courses for transfer credit purposes, or for personal interest 
and enjoyment are not subject to specific Edison policies 
and procedures, which are in place to help students achieve 



their educational goals. Non-degree seeking students wish- 
ing to enroll in college credit courses must meet all course 
prerequisites. Non-degree seeking students wishing to en- 
roll in a college level mathematics or an English course are 
required to complete the Florida College Entry Level Place- 
ment Test (FCELPT) or submit a full set of ACT-E, SAT-R 
scores or be test exempt. (Please see Assessment Services 
page 52 for more information) Non-degree seeking students 
wishing to change to degree seeking status must do so prior 
to the last day of the add/drop period. Changes to a student's 
status will not be made after the last day of the add/drop 
period. The last day of the add/drop period can be found in 
the Academic Calendar on page 12. 

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

Non-English Speaking Classification 

Since instruction is in the English language, applicants 
must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. To 
demonstrate this proficiency, if English is not the applicant's 
native language, the applicant must submit a minimum score 
of 2 1 3 on the computerized TOEFL or 550 on the paper 
version of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Lan- 
guage). ACT-E or SAT-R scores may be submitted and con- 
sidered in lieu of TOEFL scores. Applicants scoring below 
established cut-off scores are referred to Academic Sup- 
port Programs for additional testing and placement into the 
Intensive English Training Program. 

Transfer Classification 

1 . Applicants who plan to earn a degree or certificate at 
Edison must provide official transcripts from all pre- 
viously attended colleges or universities. Official tran- 
scripts must be sent directly to Edison, Office of the 
Registrar thirty days prior to the start of the term of 
enrollment but no later than thirty days after the start 
of classes. 

2. Edison accepts credits toward course requirements if 
earned at colleges and universities accredited by one 
of the six regional accrediting associations. Transfer 
course work must be on a level normally included 
within the first two years of college and a grade of D 
or better was earned. Credits earned at colleges and 
universities not regionally accredited may be accepted 
if the credits represent collegiate-level course work 
relevant to the student's program of study, with course 
content and level of instruction resulting in competen- 
cies equivalent to those of students enrolled in compa- 
rable instruction at Edison. Awarding of transfer credit 
is based on Edison course equivalencies. Applicants 
seeking to transfer credit to Edison from another col- 
lege or university may be asked to forward to the Of- 
fice of the Registrar copies of course syllabi and course 
descriptions. Course syllabi are compared with those 
at Edison and govern the transferability of course work. 



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3. The official evaluation of course transferability is com- 
pleted after the applicant is admitted to Edison and 
official transcripts from all previously attended col- 
leges and universities are received. Results of the offi- 
cial evaluation 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 applica- 
tion 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 ac- 
ceptance is made after receipt and evaluation of offi- 
cial transcripts. 

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 28 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 un- 
der 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 
52 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. 

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, EAP), physical education and college prepara- 
tory courses do not apply. 

Transient Classification 

Applicants seeking a degree from another college or 
university who wish to enroll at Edison to transfer course 
work back to their "home" college or university are admit- 
ted as transient students. 

Transient students are advised by their "home" col- 
lege or university regarding courses to take at Edison. Tran- 
sient students must have written permission (Transient 
Student Form) from the "home" college or university. A 
Transient Student Form is required for each semester of 
enrollment. 



Residency Information 

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

A. Florida Resident: An applicant is classified as a 
Florida resident for tuition purposes when the appli- 
cant has completed Edison's Admissions Application 
and has signed the Florida Resident Affidavit. The ap- 
plicant must be a citizen of the United States of 
America, a permanent resident alien, or a legal alien 
granted indefinate stay, and has maintained his/her le- 
gal residence in the State of Florida for at least twelve 
months immediately prior to the start of classes for the 
semester in which he/she plans to enroll. The appli- 
cant must submit the appropriate documentation and 
meet the requirements as outlined in the Florida Resi- 
dent Affidavit. 

B. Non-Florida Resident: An applicant is classified as a 
Non-Florida resident for tuition purposes when the 
applicant does not qualify as a Florida resident for tu- 
ition purposes. The applicant must sign the Non-Florida 
Resident Affidavit on the back of the Admissions Ap- 
plication. 

C. Required Evidence: The following documentation 
may be requested, considered, and accepted as evidence 
of establishing a legal residence in the State of Florida. 
At least one of the following documents must be dated 
at least twelve months immediately prior to the start 
of classes for the semester in which the applicant plans 
to enroll. 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-fime 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. 

D. Reclassification: Florida statute provides that a stu- 
dent can request a reclassification from a Non-Florida 
Resident to a Florida Resident. The burden of proof 
rests with the student. It is important to understand that , 
living in or attending school in Florida is not suffi- 
cient evidence to establish residency for tuition pur- 
poses. The student must show that he/she was in Florida 
to maintain a bona fide domicile. The Office of the 
Registrar staff examines all requests for reclassifica- 
tion of residency and supporting documentation. Of- 
fice of the Registrar staff is authorized to make 
residency determinations as of the semester for which 
application for reclassification is made. The following 



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documentation may be requested, considered, and ac- 
cepted as evidence of establishing legal residence in 
Florida. At least two of the following documents must 
be dated at least twelve months immediately prior to 
the start of classes for the semester in which the appli- 
cant plans to enroll. Requests for reclassification of 
residency must be submitted by the published dead- 
line. (Please see the Academic Calendar on page 12 
for more information.) 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. 

College Rights 

Edison Community College reserves the right to deny 
admission to any applicant, to suspend or dismiss any stu- 
dent whose behavior is not in keeping with the best inter- 
ests 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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REGISTRATION 



Registering for classes at Edison is easy and conve- 
nient using Edison's student on-line services (http:// 
www.edison.edu). Students can also register for classes 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 pub- 
lished each semester and is available in all Student Ser- 
vices Offices on Edison's campuses, and through Edison's 
student on-line services (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, add/drop period, 
refund and withdrawal deadlines, are also set in the Aca- 
demic 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 read- 
ing courses. (Please see Assessment Services page 52 for 
more information) 

All students, by registering for classes, assume the re- 
sponsibility for familiarizing themselves with and abiding 
by the regulations, rules, policies and procedures of Edison 
Community College. 

Academic Course Load 

A student may not take more than eighteen credit hours 
during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters or nine cred- 
its during a mini-semester without the written permission 
of an academic advising specialist. Edison reserves the right 
to limit the number of credits a student can enroll in if the 
student has been placed on academic warning or suspen- 
sion. There is no minimum class load. 

Adding or Dropping Courses 

Students can add or drop courses, or change sections 
through the last day to drop with a refund, as published in 
the College Catalog and in the Schedule of Classes. Stu- 
dents are financially liable for all courses that they are reg- 
istered in after the last day to drop with a refund. 

Auditing a Course 

Students who intend to register for a college credit 
course for which they do not want college credit may reg- 
ister as an audit student. Students are not allowed to change 
from audit status to credit status, or from credit status to 
audit status once the last day to drop with a refund has 
passed. Audit registration fees are the same as for credit. 
Audit students may participate in class activities, but are 
not required to take examinations and will not receive a 
grade or credit. 



Class Cancellations 

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

Effective Catalog Policy 

The college catalog is the official document that de- 
scribes the policies, academic programs and requirements 
for students attending Edison. Students are responsible for 
knowing and adhering to the policies and requirements that 
affect them. A student's effective catalog is the Edison cata- 
log in effect at the time of the student's initial enrollment 
at Edison. A continuously enrolled student may choose to 
meet the graduation requirements specified in either the 
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 year must meet the graduation 
requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of read- 
mission or at the time of graduation. Students entering lim- 
ited access programs, such as Nursing, must meet the 
graduation requirements of the catalog in effect at the time 
of entry into the limited access program. Although Edison 
faculty, staff and administrators help students meet the re- 
quirements for a degree or certificate, it is the student's 
responsibility to meet those requirements. Edison does not 
award a degree or certificate until all requirements and 
obligations have been met. Questions regarding applica- 
tion of this rule can be directed to the Office of the Regis- 
trar. 

Final Examinations 

To receive credit for a course in which you are offi- 
cially registered, you must take the final examiniation. It is 
the student's responsibility to know when and where the 
final examination is scheduled. The final examination 
schedule is published in the Schedule of Classes each 
semester. 

I.D. Cards 

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



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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-re- 
fundable $25 late registration fee. This fee is not assessed 
to students who registered prior to the late registration pe- 
riod and who are doing schedule adjustments. 

Maximum Course Attempts 

According to State Board of Education Rule 6A- 
14.0301, students may attempt the same course a maxi- 
mum of three times at Edison. Enrollment in a course 
beyond the last day to drop with a refund counts as an at- 
tempt for the purposes of this rule. Upon the third attempt, 
the student is not permitted to withdraw from the course 
and will receive a grade for the course. Course withdraw- 
als and earned grades count toward the maximum attempts. 

Payment of Registration Fees 

Registration fees are assessed at the time of registra- 
tion and must be paid by the payment due date. Registra- 
tion is not finalized until all registration fees are paid. The 
student's registration is canceled if payment is not made 
by the student's payment due date. Registration fees for 
courses added by the student after payment of initial regis- 
tration fees must be paid for by the new payment due date, 
or the student must drop the course(s) by the last day to 
drop with a refund. Students who fail to drop an unpaid 
course are billed by the Business Office for all applicable 
fees. 

Refund Policy 

Refunds of matriculation, tuition and special fees are 
made only if the student drops the class by the last day to 
drop with a refund, as published in the College Catalog 
and in the Schedule 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 semes- 
ter. Petition forms are available in the Office of the Regis- 
trar or the Campus President's Office. (Please see Petitions 
page 28 for more information) Completed petitions and 
supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office 
of the Registrar or the Campus President's Office. 

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

A student who is withdrawn from a class or classes for 
disciplinary reasons is not entitled to a refund of matricu- 
lation, tuition and special fees. 

Financial aid recipients receiving a refund may be sub- 
ject to applicable federal and state regulations and laws. 

Edison reserves the right to apply any refund due to 
the student's account if the student has outstanding finan- 
cial obligadons. 



Refund checks are made payable to the student and 
are mailed to the student's address of record as listed in 
Edison's student information system. 

Student Classifications 

A. Full Time: A student enrolled in twelve credits or more 
during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters, or six 
credits or more during a mini-semester is considered 
to be a full-time student. 

B. Part Time: A student enrolled in fewer than twelve cred- 
its during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters, or 
fewre than six credits during a mini-semester is con- 
sidered to be a part-time student. 

C. Freshman: A student who has earned less than thirty 
college credits is considered to be a freshman. 

D. Sophomore: A student who has earned thirty or more 
college credits is considered to be a sophomore. 

E. Non-Credit: Students enrolled in Continuing Educa- 
tion courses, which are not offered for college credit, 
are considered Non-Credit Students. 

Student On-line Services Access 

Students must use their student ID number, which is a 
nine-digit number beginning with @ and followed by eight 
numbers, and their Personal Identification Numebr (PIN), 
which is inifially the student's date of birth in a six-digit 
format (mmddyy), to access the student on-line services. 
Students are required to change their initial PIN the first 
time they access the student on-line services to a unique 
PIN. It is important to remember the unique PIN as you are 
required to enter the PIN to access the student on-line ser- 
vices. Students can register and pay for classes, view grade 
and transcript information, and view financial aid informa- 
tion, just to name a few of the functions available through 
the student on-line services. 

Third Attempt Course Surcharge 

The Third Attempt Course Surcharge is assessed for 
certain repeat enrollments taken at Edison after July 1 , 1 997. 
Florida Statute requires that any student enrolled in the same 
state-funded undergraduate course, including college pre- 
paratory courses, more than two times after July 1 , 1997 be 
assessed this surcharge. Florida Statute also provides a one- 
time exception to the surcharge based on extenuating cir- 
cumstances or financial hardship. (Please see Petitions page 
28 for more information). 

Withdrawal 

A student can withdraw from any course by submit- 
ting the necessary form to the Office of the Registrar be- 
fore the last day to withdraw, as published 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 28 for more infor- 
mation.) 



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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 permitted to with- 
draw from the course and must receive a grade for the 
course. 

Withdrawing from a course or courses may affect a 
student's financial aid status, may result in the student hav- 
ing to pay the third attempt course surcharge to retake the 



course, and may affect the student's anticipated graduation 
date. 

Students should speak with their professor before with- 
drawing from a course. Students should speak with an aca- 
demic advising specialist to discuss the imapct of a 
withdrawal on the student's education plan. Students should 
speak with a financial aid specialist to discuss the impact 
of a withdrawal on the student's financial aid. 




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DEGREE ACCELERATION PROGRAMS 



Edison Community College encourages students to 
accelerate their education by providing the following ac- 
celeration programs. These programs allow students to 
shorten the time required to complete a degree or certifi- 
cate by earning college credit based on the student's acqui- 
sition of knowledge prior to or during their attendance at 
Edison. 
I. ACCELERATED PROGRAMS FOR HIGH 

SCHOOL STUDENTS: 

A. Dual Enrollment: 

Dual enrollment provides an opportunity for 
qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll 
in Edison courses while still enrolled in high 
school. Dual enrollment students receive both high 
school and college credit. College preparatory, and 
Health and Wellness courses are not included in 
the dual enrollment program. 

To qualify for dual enrollment, all seniors and 
Collier County juniors must have a minimum 
unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
(all other juniors must have a minimum 
unweighted high school GPA of 3.5), and must 
demonstrate readiness for college-level work. 
Readiness for college-level work is determined 
through achievement of the State minimum cut- 
off scores on the appropriate sections of the 
FCELPT, or appropriate ACT-E or SAT-R scores. 
(Please see Assessment Services page 52 for more 
information.) 

Dual enrollment students must submit a com- 
pleted 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 par- 
ent if the applicant is under 18, and the applicant 

Dual Enrollment courses are taught on the high 
school campus or on the college campus. Dual 
enrollment students are exempt from application, 
matriculation and special fees. Textbooks and in- 
structional materials for public school students are 
provided by the school district through the high 
school. Students enrolled in non-public second- 
ary schools or in home school programs must pay 
for their textbooks and instructional materials. 

B. Early Admissions: 

Early Admissions provides an opportunity for 
qualified high school seniors to enroll full-time in 
Edison courses while still enrolled in high school. 
Dual enrollment students receive both high school 
and college credit. College preparatory, and Health 
and Wellness courses are not included in the early 
admissions program. 



To qualify for dual enrollment, seniors must 
have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 
3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate readi- 
ness for college-level work. Readiness for college- 
level work is determined through achievement of 
the State minimum cutoff scores on the appropri- 
ate sections of the FCELPT, or appropriate ACT- 
E or SAT-R scores. (Please see Assessment 
Services page 52 for more information.) 

Early admissions students must submit a com- 
pleted 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 par- 
ent if the applicant is under 18, and the applicant 

Early admissions courses are taught on the 
Edison campus. Early admissions students are 
exempt from application, matriculation and spe- 
cial fees. Textbooks and instructional materials for 
public school students are provided by the school 
district through the high school. Students enrolled 
in non-public secondary schools or in home school 
programs must pay for their textbooks and instruc- 
tional materials. 
C. Credit-In-Escrow: 

Credit-in-escrow provides an opportunity for 
qualified high school students to enroll in Edison 
courses while still enrolled in high school. Credit- 
in-escrow students earn college credit but do not 
receive high school credit. 

To qualify for credit-in-escrow, high school stu- 
dents must have a minimum unweighted high 
school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must dem- 
onstrate readiness for college-level work if appli- 
cable. Readiness for college-level work is 
determined through achievement of the State mini- 
mum cutoff scores on the appropriate sections of 
the FCELPT, or appropriate ACT-E or SAT-R 
scores. (Please see Assessment Services page 52 
for more information.) 

Credit-in-escrow students must submit a com- 
pleted 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 par- 
ent if the applicant is under 18, and the applicant. 

Credit-in-escrow courses are taught on the 
Edison campus. Credit-in-escrow students must 
pay all application, matriculation and special fees. 
Credit-in-escrow students must pay for their text- 
books and instructional materials. 



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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 Florida 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 COS 1075 

Computer Science AB CGS 1076 

Economics I ECO 2013 

Economics 11 ECO 2023 

English Language and 

Composition ENC 1101 

English Literature and 

Composition ENC 1101 



Environmental Science ISC 1051/1051L.... 

European History EUH 1000 

French FRE2200 

German GER 2200 

Government and Politics: 

Comparative CPO 2002 

Government and Pohtics: 

United States POS 2041 

Human Geography GEO 2400 

Music Theory MUT 1001 

If composite score 
is 3 or higher 
MUT 11 11, 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 2012 

Spanish SPN 2200 

Statistics STA2023 

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 2010 

World History WOH 1023 



.ARH 1050, 1051 ARH 1050, 1051 

.BSC 1005/1005L BSC 1010/lOlOLand 

1011/lOllL 

.MAC 231 1 MAC 231 1 

.MAC 231 1,2312 MAC 231 1,2312 

.CHM2045/2045L CHM 2045/2045L and 

2046/2046L 

.CGS 1075 CGS 1075 

.CGS 1076 CGS 1076 

.ECO 2013 ECO 2013 

.ECO 2023 ECO 2023 

.ENC 1 101, 1 102 ENC 1 101, 1 102 

.ENC 1 101, 1 102 or ENC 1 101, 1 102 or 

LIT 1005 LIT 1005 

.ISC 1051/1051L ISC 1051/1051L 

.EUH 1000, 1001 EUH 1000, 1001 

.FRE 2200, 2201 FRE 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 

MUT1111,1241 MUT1111,1241 

If both aural and If both aural and 

nonaural subscores nonaural subscores 

are 3 or higher are 3 or higher 

.PHY 1053/1053Land PHY 1053/1053Land 

1054/1054L 1054/1054L 

.PHY2049/2049L PHY 2049/2049L 

.PHY2048/2048L PHY 2048/2048L 

.PSY 2012 PSY 2012 

.SPN 2200, 2201 SPN 2200, 2201 

.STA2023 STA2023 

.ART1300C ART1300C 

.ART 1201C ART 1201C 

.ART 1203C ART 1203C 

.AMH 2010, 2020 AMH 2010, 2020 

.WOH 1023 WOH 1023 



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III. COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) 

Edison Community College participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offered by the Educa- 
tional Testing Service (ETS) to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for students to proceed with their education. 
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 Commit- 
tee. 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. For additional information, contact the Assessment Services 
area on your local campus. 

CLEP EXAMINATION Score Course 

BUSINESS 

Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 CGS 1077 

Introduction to Business Law 50 BUL 2241 

Principles of Accounting 50 ACG 1001 

Principles of Management 50 MAN 2021 

Principles of Marketing 50 MAR 201 1 

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE 

American Literature 50 AML2000 

American Literature 55 AML 2010, 2020 

Enghsh Composition with essay 50 ENC 1101 

English Literature 50 ENL2000 

English Literature 55 ENL 2012, 2022 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

French Language 50 FRE 1120 

French Language 52 FRE 1120, 1121 

German Language 50 GER 1 120 

German Language 63 GER 1120, 1 121 

Spanish Language 50 SPN 1 120 

Spanish Language 54 SPN 1120. 1121 

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

American Government 50 POS 2041 

History of the United States I 54 AMH 2010 

History of the United States n 55 AMH 2020 

Human Growth & Development 63 DEP 2004 

Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDP2002 

Introduction to Psychology 54 PSY 2012 

Introduction to Sociology 50 SYG 1000 

Principles of Macroeconomics 54 ECO 2013 

Principles of Microeconomics 54 ECO 2023 

Western Civilization 1 57 EUH 1000 

Western Civihzation H 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 1 1 14 



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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 Organi- 
zation for scores to be considered. Edison Community College awards college credit for IB examination scores based 
on standards 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 do 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 1005/1(X)5L 


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 


ENCllOl 


ENCllOl, 1102 


ENCllOl, 1102 


Environmental Studies 


ISC 1 050/1 050L 


ISC 1050/1050L 


BSC 1050/1050L 


French B 


FRE1121 


FRE 1121,2200 


FRE 1121, 2200 


Further Mathematics 


MHF 1202 


MHF 1202, 1209 


MHF 1202, 1209 


Geography 


GEA2000 


GEO 2200, 2400 


GEO 2200, 2400 


German B 


GER1121 


GER 1121,2200 


GER 1121,2200 


History 


WOH 1030 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


Math Methods 


MAC 1 105 


MAC 1105, 1140 


MAC 1 140, 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 2012 


PSY 201 2, PSY Elective 


PSY 2012, PSY Elective 


Russian B 


RUS 1121 


RUS 1121,2200 


RUS 1121,2200 


Social Anthropology 


ANT 1410 


ANT 1410, 1511 


ANT 1410, 1511 


Spanish B 


SPN1121 


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 Ser- 
vice-member's Opportunity College (SOC). Aside 
from stated and traditional means of obtaining credit 
toward degree or certificate programs, the following 
special policies, 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 Ex- 
amination Program (Please see CLEP page 23 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 Evalua- 
tion of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services 
serve as the basis for accepting such training and award- 
ing college credit. Recommendations in the ACE Guide 
are advisory in nature and credit awarded is at the dis- 
cretion of Edison. 

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

Credit From Military Service Schools 

Edison may award college credit for military ser- 
vice school training in accordance with the following 
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 Regis- 
trar 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 ser- 
vice school/course for which credit is being 
requested. 

c. DD214 Form or DD295 (currently enlisted). 

3. In addition to the documents required in (2) above, 
the student requesting acceptance of credit from 
U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialt>' (MOS) 
schools/courses must provide the following docu- 
ments: 

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 His- 
tory (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 ar- 
eas appropriate to the lower division baccalaure- 
ate level. The credits may be included in the 
student's degree program as long as the credits 
fulfill published degree requirements. 

VL PORTFOLIO-ASSISTED CREDIT PROGRAM 

The Portfolio-Assisted Credit Program allows stu- 
dents to shorten the time required to complete a de- 
gree 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 pro- 
gram 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. 

• 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 portfolio. 
Financial aid does not cover the portfolio assessment 
fee. 



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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 1 80 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 180 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 circumstances 
that prevented completion of the portfolio. A student 
may not exceed a total of 360 days to submit a portfo- 
lio 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 established 
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- 
lio according to established criteria. 

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

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 Aca- 
demic 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 Commu- 
nity College transcript. 

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




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STUDENT RECORDS 



Edison Community College respects each student's 
right to privacy and releases, provides access to, and main- 
tains a student's record in accordance with all applicable 
state and federal regulations. 

Academic Second Chance 

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

The student must submit a completed Academic Sec- 
ond Chance petition to the Office of the Registrar on the 
Lee County Campus, or to the Office of the Campus Presi- 
dent on the Charlotte and Collier campuses. The student 
must complete a minimum of twelve semester hours while 
maintaining a GPA of 2.00 or higher for the petition to be 
considered. ESL/ENS/EAP and college preparatory courses 
are not included when calculating the twelve semester hour 
minimum and the 2.0 GPA. 

The following statement is added to the student's tran- 
script when the petition is approved: "Academic Second 
Chance policy has been applied." All grades and courses 
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 when com- 
puting a GPA for admissions eligibility or for other pur- 
poses. 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. 

Custodians of Student Records 

Edison Community College has designated the Dis- 
trict Registrar as the official custodian of general student 
records. The District Director of Financial Aid has been 
designated as the official custodian of student financial aid 
records. The Information contained in a student's record 
becomes the property of Edison and is not released with- 
out the written permission of the student. 

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's 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 activities or 
sports. 

9. Date of birth. 

1 0. Previous colleges attended. 

Although the above directory information may be avail- 
able for release to the general public, Edison does not rou- 
tinely 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: "Re- 
stricted Information, FERPA. No information is to be 
released without the written consent of the student." 

Duplicate Grade Reports 

Students needing official verification of their final 
grades should submit a completed Duplicate Grade Report 
Request to the Office of the Registrar at least one week 
before the duplicate grade report is needed. Duplicate grade 
report requests are not processed for any student with an 
obligation to Edison such as unpaid fees, overdue loans, 
library books, audiovisual equipment, or whose admission 
records are not complete. The duplicate grade report is 
mailed to the student's home address, as recorded in 
Edison's student information system. There is no charge 
for a duplicate grade report. The final grade is the only 
grade that appears on the student's transcript. 

Enrollment Verifications 

Students needing official verification of their enroll- 
ment should submit a completed Enrollment Verification 
Request to the Office of the Registrar at least one week 
before the verification is needed. Enrollment Verification 
Requests should include the specific information needed 
such as actual dates of attendance, full-time/part-time sta- 
tus, residency status, etc. Enrollment Verification requests 
are only processed for the current or previous semesters. 
Future semester enrollment verifications are only processed 
after the last day to drop with a refund for that semester. 
Enrollment Verification requests are not processed 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. 



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Final Grade Reports 

Final Grades are available to students after the end of 
each semester through Edison's student on-line services 
(http://www.edison.edu), or through the FACTS website 
(http://facts.org). Edison does not mail final grade reports. 

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 instructor who taught 
the class and the appropriate academic dean must approve 
the grade correction. 

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 ac- 
cess. The student should submit to the District Regis- 
trar 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 student 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 ad- 
vises the student of the correct official to whom the 
request should addressed. 

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 Dis- 
trict Registrar or other appropriate Edison official, a 
written request clearly identifying the part of the record 
the student wants changed, and specifying why it is 
inaccurate or misleading. The Edison official notifies 
the student if it is decided not to amend the record as 
requested by the student. The Edison official advises 
the student of their right to a hearing regarding the re- 
quest for amendment and provides additional informa- 
tion regarding the hearing procedures to the student. 

3. The right to request the non-disclosure of personally 
identifiable information contained in their education 
record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes dis- 
closure without consent. Students should contact the 
Office of the Registrar for more information. One ex- 
ception that permits disclosure without consent is the 
disclosure to school officials with legitimate educa- 
tional interests. A school official is a person employed 
by Edison in an administrative, supervisory, academic, 
research, or support staff position (including law en- 
forcement unit personnel), a person or company with 
whom Edison has contracted (such as an attorney, au- 
ditor, or collecfion agent), a person serving on the Dis- 



trict Board of Trustees, or a student serving on an offi- 
cial committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance 
committee, or assisting another school official in per- 
forming their duties. A school official has legitimate 
educational interests if the official needs to review an 
education record to fulfill their professional responsi- 
bility. Upon request, Edison discloses 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: 

- Admissions eligibility to the College, 

- Substitution/waiver of a course required for a degree 
or certificate program, 

- Readmission from Academic Suspension/Dismissal, 

- Excepfion to the Maximum Attempts Policy 

- Exception to the Third Attempt Surcharge, or 

- Exception to Registration polices or deadlines. 
Students begin the process by completing an official 

petition form available in the Office of the Registrar, Of- 
fice 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 forward the petition 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 sent to the appropriate college ad- 
ministrator responsible for that area. The College Admin- 
istrator 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 infor- 
mation or clarification. The petition decision is returned to 
the Office of the Registrar, which informs the student of 
the decision by mail. 

Appeal of an Academic Petition 

A student has a right to appeal a decision made on an 
academic petition. A student wishing to appeal a decision 
must complete an appeal form, and return it to the Office 
of the Registrar or the Campus President's Office. The ap- 
peal is forwarded to the appropriate academic dean or the 
Campus President's Office, if the appropriate academic dean 
or the Campus President had not previously reviewed the 
petition. The appeal is forwarded to the District Vice Presi- 
dent for Academic Affairs' Office if the appropriate aca- 



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demic dean or the Campus President made the original de- 
cision. 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 information, or present an argu- 
ment as to why the original petition decision should be re- 
versed. For an appeal to be successful, new information 
must be critical to the case, and new consideration or argu- 
ments should prove the student's case conclusively. The 
reviewing office may request a meeting or additional in- 
formation for clarification. The District Vice President for 
Academic Affairs has responsibility for making the final 
academic decision for Edison. Appeal forms are available 
in the Office of the Registrar or Campus President's Of- 
fice. 

Release of Student Information 

Edison may, without the written consent of the stu- 
dent, 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 compliance 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 court 
order or subpoena, and provide Edison with copies of the 
relevant legal documents. All releases of student informa- 
tion are made in compliance with state and federal regula- 
tions. 

Transcripts 

Students needing an official Edison transcript should 
submit a completed Transcript Request Form to the Ofilce 
of the Registrar at least one week before the official tran- 
script is needed. Official transcripts may also be requested 
via Edison's student on-line services (http:// 
www.edison.edu). Transcript requests are not processed 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 completed transcript request should contain the 
student's name (at the time they attended Edison), student 
identificafion number, date of birth, the name and address 
of where the transcript is to be sent, and the student's sig- 
nature. There is no charge for a transcript; however the 
number of copies may be restricted. Unofficial transcripts 
may be obtained via Edison's student on-line services (http:/ 
/www.edison.edu). 

Substitution Policy for Students with 
Disabilities 

1 . Eligibility : Students who are learning impaired, visu- 
ally impaired, dyslexic or have a specific learning dis- 
ability are eligible for a reasonable substitution for any 
requirement where documentation can be provided that 
the student's failure to meet the requirement is related 



to the disability. Substitutions shall be provided in the 
areas of admission to the college, admission to a pro- 
gram of study, or graduation where the substitution does 
not constitute a fundamental alteration in the nature of 
the program. 

2. Documentafion : Documentation that is no more than 
three years old, substantiating the nature of the dis- 
ability, shall be provided by the student concurrent with 
his or her request for a reasonable substitution for ad- 
mission 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 Peti- 
tion to the Office of the Registrar. The petition shall 
identify the substitution desired and the justification 
for the substitution, and shall contain the documenta- 
tion described in paragraph two above. The District 
Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate academic 
dean and the Coordinator for Students with Disabili- 
ties, considers reasonable substitutions appropriate 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. 041(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 to determine how the 
substitution may be treated by the receiving institution. 

6. Student Appeal : A student may appeal a denial of the 
substitution request or determination of ineligibility in 
writing to the District Vice President for Student Ser- 
vices, who shall make the final decision. The appeal 
must be filed within twentyone days of receipt of the 
written denial. The decision of the District Vice Presi- 
dent for Student Services is subject to the right of any 
person whose substantial interests are determined to 
request a hearing pursuant to Chapter 1 20, Florida Stat- 
utes. 

7. Records : The District Registrar and the Coordinator 
for Students with Disabilities shall maintain records 
on the number of students granted substitutions by type 
of disability, the substitufion provided, the substitu- 
tions identified as available for each documented dis- 
ability 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 publi- 
cize 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 cam- 
pus Cashier Office, by debit/credit card via the college's 
web registration system or on the internet. The college re- 
serves 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 fi- 
nancial 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 respon- 
sibilities 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 

EMS/Paramedic $15.00 



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. 

$5.00 



Student Access / ID Card 

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 re- 
quire 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 

Lost Library Materials $32.00 

Special Course Fees 

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



1\iition 

(Including Audit) 

Credit Programs' 


Florida 
Resident 

Per Credit 
Hour 
$ 58.24 


Non- 
Resident 

Per Credit 
Hour 
$217.10 



Third Attempt Courses $217. 10 $217.10 

Postsecondary Adult 

Vocational Programs $ 46.62 $183.16 

Continuing Workforce 

Education Programs $105.72 $105.72 

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 stu- 
dent employment, the Federal education grants (PELL and 
FSEOG) and numerous other scholarships and loans pro- 
vided by individuals, organizations and the Edison Com- 
munity College Foundation. Application for all types of 
student financial assistance should be made at the Finan- 
cial Aid Office on any Edison Campus. Information bro- 
chures 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 Col- 
lege 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 ex- 
penses 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 un- 
less 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 pro- 
gram 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 col- 
lege education. A variety of resources are available to as- 
sist 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 stu- 
dent on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement, 
and character. Limited funds are available to qualified stu- 
dents for the Summer semester. Applications for assistance 
received after May 1, 2003, will be considered 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 finan- 
cial 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 cam- 
pus employment opportunities for community service are 
also available. The College is an equal opportunity em- 
ployer. 

Loans 

Edison Community College Short-Term Loan 
Fund: The College makes short-term loans available to stu- 
dents 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 
Applicafion 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 fed- 
eral government to assist students with high financial need. 
Students need to be enrolled at least half-time to be consid- 
ered 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 in- 
formation 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 Commu- 
nity 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 previ- 
ously attended the college to have earned 67 percent 
of registration attempted at the college. 

3. Minimum progress toward a degree or certificate re- 
quires 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 appli- 
cable 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 Fi- 
nancial Aid Office for information prior to withdrawing 
from a course. 

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

Reinstatement 

If a student is denied/suspended from financial aid as- 
sistance, the student must attend a semester without finan- 
cial 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 Finan- 
cial Aid. On that form the student must state the circum- 
stances which prevented satisfactory progress to occur and 
provide documentation of the circumstances. Once the re- 
view has been made the student will be notified of the re- 
sult 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 mat- 
ter 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 re- 
quest 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 pro- 
cess must be finalized to have tuition covered by this pro- 
cess. 

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 en- 
rollment 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 Speciahst 
for certification of enrollment. Submit additional 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 sched- 
ule and fee receipt as soon as possible before the be- 
ginning of the next term. 

National Guard Fee Exemption 

Recommended National Guard enlistees may be eli- 
gible to receive a fee exemption for a percentage of their 
tuition costs. Contact your National Guard Education Of- 
ficer. 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 per- 
cent 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 Col- 
lege 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 evalu- 
ated by Edison. Failure to have the certification finalized 
will delay the veteran's benefit check. 



Approved VA Programs 

The student must be working toward an approved de- 
gree in order to receive VA benefits. Students should con- 
tact 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 overpayment 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 Ttiition 

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. Vet- 
eran 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 retroacfive to the be- 
ginning 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 aver- 
age 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 sfill has less than a 2.0 GPA, the vet- 
eran 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 di- 
rect-support organization of Edison Community College. 
The Foundation accepts gifts in support of the activities 
directly related to the mission of Edison Community Col- 
lege, 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 sup- 
port of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Be- 
cause of Foundation donors, hundreds of lives have been 
changed through education. Donor gifts provide scholar- 
ships 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 ap- 
propriate program or directly to a Financial Aid Office on 
each campus. 



Program 



Activity Scholarships 

Presidential Scholarships 
$1600 toward tuition 



Eligibility Information 

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



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 counties. The award is renewable 
if the student maintains a minimum 3.0 
GPA. Must be a full-time student. 



Application Information 

File the FAFS A. Art students must also sub- 
mit a portfolio to the department chairper- 
son. Music and drama students must 
audition for the appropriate department 
chairperson. Students in Student Govern- 
ment must be recommended by the appro- 
priate Edison advisor. 

Recipients are recommended each year by 
the high school principal's office. No spe- 
cial 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 par- 
ticipation 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 cam- 
pus and from the Collier and Charlotte 
County campuses. 



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



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



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 partici- 
pate in the Hope Scholars Club. 



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



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Activity Scholarships 



Eligibility Information 



Application Information 



Child Care Scholarships 
$500-$ 1500 



Students who have dependents and need fi- 
nancial assistance for child care to attend 
the College. Scholarship amounts are de- 
termined by the need of the student and 
availability of funds. 



File the FAFSA. Submit the Scholarship 
application form with childcare scholarship 
addendum. 



Student Support Services 
Scholarships 
Varying Amounts 



Students who participate in the Student Sup- 
port Services program and have financial 
need may be eligible for scholarship assis- 
tance through that program. Contact that 
Office at (239) 489-91 12. 



File the FAFSA and apply for participation 
in the Student Support Services programs. 



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 state- 
ments. All students must complete and submit the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eli- 
gible 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 established 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 

Jennifer Griffin 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. FA. 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 

EMT General Scholarship 

Nancy A. Jerz Scholarship in Public Service 

Sally Poppen Marasco Scholarship 
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 
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: 

William 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 



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Legal Assisting: 

Paralegal Studies Scholarship 
Math: 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 

Margaret R. Cran Scholarship 

Ray L. Williams Scholarship 
Music: 

Music Foundation of SW Florida 

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 

Al and Dorothy Schultz Scholarship 

Charlotte Regional Medical Center Scholarship 

Dr. Fred and Bemiece H. Cain Scholarship 

Dr. Leland and Eileen Glenn Scholarship 

Ellsworth W. & Helen Beckes Scholarship 

Fred S. and Geraldine Willard Scholarship 

General Nursing Scholarship 

Jack C. Warnock, MD Scholarship 

Jennifer Griffin Scholarship 

Joann Evans Scholarship 

Joseph Leto Scholarship 

Sally Poppen Marasco 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 MuUer 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 

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 Twins Scholarship 

Music on Pine Island Scholarship 

Pop and Marj 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 

Travis A. Gresham, Jr. Scholarship 

United States Sugar Corporation 

United Christian Giving Scholarship #1 



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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 literacy requirement 
by successfully completing ENC 1 101 (English Composi- 
tion 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 pro- 
gram 

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, ex- 
cept with permission of a Campus President, District Dean, 
Associate District Dean, or Campus Dean. Complaints re- 
garding 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 sev- 
eral meetings of a course may result in a lower grade, de- 
pending on the professor's grading policy. The 
determinadon of what constitutes excessive absence in any 
course rests with the professor conducting that course. At- 
tendance 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 can- 
cel 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 outline provides an overview of the con- 
tent of the course. The syllabus, on the other hand, pro- 
vides a detailed descripfion of the particular section of the 
course that a student is enrolled in during a particular se- 
mester, and includes such information as schedule of class 
meetings and assignments, attendance policies, textbook 
requirements, and scheduled test dates. Course outlines can 
be obtained by accessing Edison's Web page, 
www.edison.edu. 

The course syllabus is the responsibility of each pro- 
fessor. It should be developed by the professor, approved 
by the academic administrator, typed (or "word-pro- 
cessed"), duplicated, and be ready to distribute and review 
with students at the first class meeUng. 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. With- 
drawals after that date may be granted only through estab- 
lished institutional procedures. 

In order to withdraw from a course or courses, the stu- 
dent 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 dme prior to the date listed in the college cal- 
endar will receive a grade of "W". A student will be lim- 
ited to two withdrawals per course. Upon the third attempt, 
the student will not be permitted to withdraw, and will re- 
ceive a grade for that course. 

DEAN'S LIST 

At the conclusion of the Fall and Spring semesters only, 
the Office of the Registrar will generate a list of students 
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". The list is 
published after the period allowed for students to make up 
Incompletes. The Dean's List will be posted on each cam- 



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pus, and each student on this list will receive a letter noting 
the accomplishment, signed by the appropriate academic 
officer for each campus. 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 sched- 
uled, and students may also be seen by appointment. 

Adjunct faculty and full-time faculty teaching over- 
load classes are required each semester to make themselves 
available for student consultation before or after class. They 
may make themselves additionally available by appoint- 
ment, phone, phonemail, or electronic messaging. Avail- 
ability 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- 1 0.030 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 assess- 
ment procedures shall be measured by completion 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 en- 
try into the upper division of a public university, a stu- 
dent shall complete successfully the following: 

(a) Twelve ( 1 2) 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 humani- 
ties 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 coursework 
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 department 
may be used to fulfill three (3) hours of the six (6) 
hours required by this section. For the purposes 
of this rule, a grade of "C" or higher shall be con- 
sidered 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 mecha- 
nisms 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 
completion 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 de- 
siring to exempt its students from the requirements 
of Rule 6A- 10.030(2), FAC, shall submit an al- 
ternative 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 assignment of 
their final grade must contact their professor, or the appro- 
priate academic dean, or Campus President by the 28* cal- 
endar day after the start of classes in the subsequent 
semester. For example, the student must request the review 
of a grade that was assigned in the Fall Semester by the 
28* calendar day after the start of Spring classes. 

The professor who assigned the final grade must ini- 
tiate 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. 

GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY 

The Grade Forgiveness Policy permits students to re- 
peat a course in an attempt to improve a grade of "D" or" 
F'. A student will be limited to two repeats per course. Upon 



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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 Registra- 
tion Policies and Procedures. 

GRADE REPORTS 

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

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 PROGRAM: HONORS 
RESEARCH CLASSES 

Honors Program Research courses are designed to al- 
low 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 Program Research may not duplicate any exisfing 
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 com- 
plex and demanding to warrant the credits awarded. 

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

The regular college grading system applies to Honors 
Program Research students. Honors Program Research 
classes may not be taken to satisfy general education re- 
quirements. 

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 defi- 
cit within the assigned time frame. A student who receives 
an" F'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 published 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. 

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 "1" 
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 responsibility for the 
grade change rests with the supervisor. 



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INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY 

Individualized Study leads to the completion of a col- 
lege 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 indepen- 
dently of the normal class schedule. While Edison recog- 
nizes the legitimate need for such learning experiences, its 
policy is to keep this practice to a minimum. Individual- 
ized 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 in- 
sufficient enrollment and no alternate course can be 
taken to meet the student's educational goals for that 
semester. 

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

(3) A student is in his/her last semester and a course re- 
quired for graduation is not being offered and an ap- 
propriate 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 Individualized Study. 

The standard college grading system applies to all In- 
dividualized Study. Grades earned through Individualized 
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 
approximately 90,000 items in the form of books, educa- 
tional videos, journals, newspapers, CD's and DVD's, and 
reference materials that are both general and subject-spe- 
cific. 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 are en- 
couraged to use their LR validated 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 the trade price as 
described above. 

Edison materials or interlibrary materials lost but 
subsequently found, are refunded at the discretion of 
the Edison LR or the lending 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 are released. 
Degrees/Certificates are not released. 
Class registration is blocked. 
Learning Resources borrowing privileges are sus- 
pended. 
Patrons are released from HOLD once fees are paid 
through the Edison Business Office. 
Appeals by patrons for these charges and/or "Holds 
on Records" may be made to the District Director of Learn- 
ing Resources. Appeals must be submitted within ten work- 
ing days of the assessment. 

MAXIMUM COURSE ATTEMPTS 
POLICY 

A student will be permitted a maximum of three at- 
tempts 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. 

STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONS 

A. Full-Time B. Part-Time 

A student must take 12 credits or more during any se- 
mester session (6 credits or more during a mini-ses- 
sion) to be considered a full-time student. A student 
who enrolls in less than these minimums is considered 
part-time. 

C. Credit D. Audit E. Non-Credit (Continuing Education) 
Students enrolled for college credit in a current ses- 
sion will be considered Credit Students. Students, who 
enroll for no credit, that is, students who audit a course 
normally offered for credit, will be considered Audit 
Students. Students enrolled in Continuing Education 
courses, which are not offered for college credit, will 
be considered Non-Credit Students. 



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STUDENT REVIEW OF INSTRUCTION 
AND COURSE EVALUATION 

In order to improve the teaching/learning process, fur- 
ther course and program development, and encourage fac- 
ulty 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 effec- 
tive 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 en- 
velope to the designated office. The survey and the enve- 
lope 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 Re- 
view of Instruction and Course Evaluation is annually in 
the Fall semester for full-time faculty, as prescribed in the 
Collective Negotiations Agreement, and every semester for 
adjunct faculty. 

STUDENT SURVEYS 

Edison Community College will periodically distrib- 
ute surveys to students in order to obtain information use- 
ful 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 adminis- 
tered to a cross-section of students, to graduates of particu- 
lar programs or to students enrolled for a short time. Results 
of student surveys are shared with administrators, faculty, 
the Board of Trustees and with students. Findings are re- 
ported in the aggregate, without identifying any particular 
student. The information is used to identify ways to im- 
prove programs and services, and to plan future activities. 
Surveying students is one way Edison Community College 
strives to be "student-centered." Student participation in 
surveys ensures that the information gathered provides 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 pro- 
cess which seeks to provide for faculty input in classroom 
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 pro- 
vide the basis for the decision making. 

Time for exchange of ideas should be provided. Once 
the decisions have been made, the Chairperson of each com- 
mittee provides to his/her supervisor documentation of the 
decision process which includes the names of those who 
have been involved in the deliberation process, required 
materials selected, supplemental materials selected, and the 
date upon which these meetings and decisions occurred. 
The Bookstore order for books shall be completed at this 
time, and forwarded through regular channels to the book- 
store. 

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 reporting 
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 universities. Stu- 
dents who cannot type are urged to enroll in a keyboarding 
class, or to seek remediation through various options avail- 
able in Academic Support Programs. 



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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 lifelong 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 stu- 
dent. Honors classes may, depending on the course, involve 
problem solving, student projects, or a student seminar ap- 
proach to learning. Synergy results when the best and bright- 
est 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 
computer 

— 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 at- 
tention for scholarships and awards. 

Completion of the Honors Scholar Program is recorded 
on the students' transcripts. Students who graduate 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 crite- 
ria, one from Column A and one from Column B, to qualify 
for the program. 



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



Column A 

Minimum ACT of 25 or, 
minimum SAT of 11 00 or, 
minimum FCELPT of 100 
on each subtest. 



Column B 

1 . Two written teacher 
recommendations from 
high school or college. 



2. Minimum high school GPA 2. A portfolio of art, music, 
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 

A minimum of 18 credit hours of Honors classes (earn- 
ing at least a grade of "B" in each course) will complete 
the academic requirements to graduate from the Honors 
Scholar Program. These classes must be chosen from at 
least two of three academic areas: basic sciences/math, so- 
cial sciences, or humanities/communications. One of these 
classes can be the Honors Research Study (3 credits) men- 
tioned on page 39. Additional requirements not summa- 
rized here also apply. 

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, $900 per- 
formance-based scholarships are awarded in the Fall to full- 
time students who will graduate from the program. These 
scholarships are renewable each semester if certain criteria 
are met. 

How to Apply 

The program coordinator should receive completed ap- 
plications 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 pro- 
gram. 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. 

Donor Scholarships 

Students who have been awarded scholarship funds 
from a private organization may have those funds adminis- 
tered by the College Financial Aid Office. Donors are re- 
quired 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 re- 
ceived prior to the beginning of a semester to allow a stu- 
dent to charge institutional expenses. 



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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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Academic Support Programs 



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-seek- 
ing 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 en- 
tering 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 nec- 
essary 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 
52 for more information.) 

Students scoring above the specific scores on the place- 
ment test may enroll in college credit instruction. Students 
scoring below the specific scores on the placement test are 
required to enter college preparatory instruction. 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 earn- 
ing course work. Students cannot enroll for more than three 
(3) attempts in each course to complete college prepara- 
tory 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 al- 
lowed 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 fi- 
nancial hardship, may be granted an exception to the 100 
percent full cost of instruction. (Please see Petitions page 
28 for more information) Students must provide written 
documentation of financial hardship, disability or extenu- 
ating circumstances that resulted in the withdrawal or fail- 
ure. 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 math- 
ematics may not enroll in any college-level mathemat- 
ics course or courses that require mathematics skills 
beyond the skill level of the student. 

2) College preparatory students who are deficient in En- 
glish and/or reading skills may not enroll in English or 
humanities courses that meet the Gordon Rule require- 
ments (Please see page 38 for more information), 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 mathemafics. 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 gram- 
matical 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, linear expressions, 
factoring of algebraic expressions, solutions of linear equa- 
tions and inequalities, 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. 

SAIL (System for Applied Individualized 
Learning) 

Another program offered at Edison is the SAIL Pro- 
gram. The SAIL Program is designed for AS degree-seek- 
ing 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 train- 
ing for communities. With access to learning open to all 
students - from recent high school graduates to adults seek- 
ing to upgrade their knowledge and career skills to compa- 



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nies seeking to improve incumbent worker skills - com- 
munity colleges are challenged to address the learning needs 
of diverse student populations. 

Our learning 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 Academic Support Programs 
if you have questions about this program. 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for 
Achievment and Rewards) 

This program offers students assistance and resources 
that help them achieve academic success and better self- 
management skill. Soar is open to all Edison students, how- 
ever, students taking College Prep classes and those who 
are on academic probation and suspension are strongly en- 
couraged to participate in this free service. 

Individual appoinments as well as regularly scheduled 
workshops and events are available that relate to academic 
challenges. Students can view motivational videos, access 
educational resources on the computers and meet with fa- 
cilitated study groups in the SOAR resource room. Typical 
workshops topics are Procrastination and Time Manage- 



ment, Getting the Most Out of Your College Experinece, 
Establishing Relationships with Your Professors, Concen- 
tration and Memory, and Preparing for Tests and Test-tak- 
ing Anxiety 

Peer Tiitoring 

The Edison Community College Peer Tutorial Program 
is committed to providing students opportunities for aca- 
demic achievement through personalized tutoring services. 
Its goal is to facilitate learning in a professional, yet re- 
laxed environment. The Peer Tutorial Program is available 
in a broad range of academic subject areas. It specializes in 
individual and small group tutoring sessions. All tutoring 
through the Peer Tutorial Program is free to Edison stu- 
dents. Tutoring services are available on all three campuses. 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 

Edison Community College offers students with docu- 
mented disabilities programs to equalize access to the edu- 
cational 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. 




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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 (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 perfor- 
mance and achievement in lower division work. 

The test is required by Florida statutes and rules of the 
State Board of Education when competencies in English, 
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. 

SAT-R 500 or above in Quantitative, or its equiva- 
lent on the original scale score, shall be exempt 
from the Computation section of the CLAST. 
ACT-E 22 or above in Reading, or its equivalent 
on the original ACT, shall be exempt from the 
Reading section of the CLAST. 



b. 



c. 



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 2 1 or above in Math, or its equivalent on 
the original ACT, shall be exempt from the Com- 
putation section of the CLAST. 

Achieve a: 

a. 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale in ENC 
1101 and ENC 11 02 or other equivalent college- 
level English course for a minimum of six (6) se- 
mester 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 com- 
putation section of the CLAST. 

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



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 


\UC 

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, percenls 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 




\ 




♦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 geomeuic 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 inequalities 


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 variafion 


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, hne 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 


♦Chooses the most appropriate procedures 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 studying 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 staled 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 




•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 explicit 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 implications 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 compe- 
tencies 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 Edu- 
cation.)- 

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 home 
institution prior to the registration deadline 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 Florida university system, but they must 
complete the remaining section prior to completion 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 re- 
quirements also apply to students transferring to state uni- 
versities in Florida from private colleges in Florida and from 
out of state colleges. 

The State Board of Education has established mini- 
mum CLAST score standards for the awarding of the As- 
sociate in Arts degree and for admission to upper division 
status in state universities in Florida. 

*October 1, 1992, and thereafter 
Essay 6 

English Language Skills 295 
Reading 295 

Mathematics 295 

Counseling, Advising and Assessment staff can tell you 
how and when to apply to take the CLAST, inform you 
about the CLAST exemptions, and when special review 
sessions are available. Final authority for granting an ex- 
emption lies with the Institutional Test Administrator (ITA). 
This is not an automatic process, students need to request 
an exemption to be posted to their official transcript. The 
ITA is located only on the Lee County Campus in the As- 
sessment 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- 10.031 1, 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 ex- 
pertise 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. 

Once waivers are approved, notification is mailed to 
the student from the Vice President of Academic Affairs 
office and the ITA submits a written report to the Depart- 
ment of Education. The report outlines the following: name 
and social security number of the student, gender and eth- 
nic 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 adaptations or other 
administrative adjustments to permit the accurate measure- 
ment of the student's proficiency in the subject area. 

University Transfer 

Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division in- 
stitution after graduafion from Edison Community College 
are encouraged to consult with an academic advising spe- 
cialist or the transfer counselor concerning transfer require- 
ments. Students also should obtain a catalog and a list of 



49 



the requirements from the institution that they expect to 
attend. A file of catalogs from various colleges and univer- 
sities is available in the Counseling services location or 
Learning Resource Center or Career Center on each cam- 
pus. In addition, the Florida Academic Counseling and 
Tracking Program (FACTS) offers a variety of student ser- 
vices and resources provided by the State of Florida and by 
participating institutions. Students anticipating transfer 
should begin a preliminary application to the university of 
their choice in the Fall session of the sophomore year. Stu- 
dents transferring to an upper-division institution should 
complete 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 with the Independent Colleges and Universi- 
ties of Florida (ICUF). 

Effective fall term 2000, all graduates of an Associate 
in Science degree program listed in the Statewide Articu- 
lation Manual shall be granted admission into a correspond- 
ing 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 Agree- 
ment (State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.024): 

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

Acceptance of at 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 
maintains 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 Enroll- 
ment, 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 prerequisites 
that must be taken to receive a baccalaureate degree. Al- 
though all credits earned toward an Associate in Arts de- 
gree will transfer to a university, not all credits earned will 
meet program prerequisites or course requirements for a 
baccalaureate degree. Therefore, students must assume re- 
sponsibility for knowing the course requirements of the 
intended program and taking the appropriate course(s) 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 pro- 
gram, 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 pro- 
gram should be addressed to an academic advising special- 
ist 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 equivalent number of col- 
lege 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 ma- 
jors may have a foreign language graduation requirement 
in addition to admission requirement) Please consult with 
the transfer counselor or an Academic Advising Specialist 
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 Cer- 
tificate requirements are Hsted under Programs of Study 
beginning on page 77 in this Catalog. Students are encour- 
aged to see an academic advising specialist 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 and 
a 2.00 GPA in courses which comprise the degree pro- 
gram. 

2. Satisfy Gordon Rule requirements, if applicable. 

3. Complete all non-course requirements, if applicable. 

4. Successfully complete a minimum of 25 % of the re- 
quired degree or certificate course work at Edison 
Community College. 

5. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

6. Satisfactorily complete the CLAST or an approved al- 
ternative to CLAST, if applicable. CLAST exemptions 
must be requested through the Assessment Office 
before the end of semester in which the student is gradu- 
ating. (See CLAST Policy, page 46. Applies to Asso- 
ciate of Arts degree only.) 

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 18) 

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 
graduate's address of record. 

Any student whose degree requirements were met in a 
previous term is graduated in the term in which the gradu- 
ation certification is granted. 

Students may participate in the commencement cer- 
emony, 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 re- 
sponsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests with 
the student. 




51 



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 op- 
tions, work and professional preparation, transfer to four- 
year institutions, general education requirements, catalog 
interpretation, withdrawal from College, and test interpre- 
tation. Professional personnel can provide short term coun- 
seling for students who find their academic or vocational 
progress hindered by concerns of a personal, social or emo- 
tional nature. Individual and group assistance is available 
directly or by referral to responsible on campus or off cam- 
pus 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 math- 
ematics 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 spe- 
cial arrangements are needed. 

Edison also accepts scores for the SAT-R and ACT- 
Enhanced tests taken within the previous two years. Stu- 
dents who have completed college level coursework at other 
post-secondary institutions may bring in an unofficial tran- 
script to be reviewed for possible exemption 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 evaluate 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 Coun- 
seling, Advising and Assessment on the Lee Campus in- 
clude, CLEP, a nationally developed program for acquiring 



college credit by examination and CLAST, a test of col- 
lege-level communication and computation skills. CLAST 
may be taken after completing ENC 1 101 and ENC 1 102, 
one college level math class, and 18 credit hours. 

Students may get more information about testing require- 
ments by contacting the Assessment area on each campus. 

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, math- 
ematics, 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. 
Contact local campus for additional information. 

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 State Board of Education Administrative Rule 6A- 
10.0315(20) mandates that students complete their reme- 
dial coursework by the time they have accumulated twelve 
(12) hours of college credit coursework or they must main- 
tain continuous enrollment in college preparatory 
coursework each semester until the requirements are com- 
pleted while performing satisfactorily in the degree earn- 
ing coursework." 

Florida Statute 1007-263 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 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. 



CURRENT COLLEGE-LEVEL CUTOFF SCORES FOR PLACEMENT 



Placement In/At: 


FCELPT 




ACT-E 


SAT-R 


ENC 11 01 


83 - Sentence Skills 
83 - Reading Skills 




17- English 
18 - Reading 


440 - Verbal 


Other College-level courses 


83 - Reading Skills 




18 -Reading 


440 - Verbal 


MAT 1033 


35-1- - Arithmetic Skills & 72 Elem. 


Alg. 


19 -Math 


440 - Math 


MGF 1106 or MGF 1107 


35-1- - Arithmetic Skills & 72 Elem. 


Alg. 


19 -Math 


440 -Math 


MAC 1105 or STA 2023 


35-1- - Arithmetic Skills & 90 Elem. 


Alg. 


23 - Math 


540 - Math 



Cutoffs in placement are subject to change. 



52 



Orientation 

Edison Community College offers both an On-Cam- 
pus Orientation and an On-Line Orientation. Students en- 
tering 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 Com- 
munity College web site at www.edison.edu . 

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

Academic Advising Services 

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

1. Designing an educational plan to accomplish the ob- 
jective 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 re- 
quirements. 

5. Monitoring the student's progress towards educational 
goals. This includes an 18-24 credit hour education 
plan review and 40-48 credit hour graduation course 
check. 

STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS 
(SOAP) 

The purpose 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 im- 
proved academic performance, increased use of special re- 
sources 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 cu- 
mulative grade point average (GPA) of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 
scale) or better. The District Director of Counseling, Ad- 
vising and Assessment sends written notification to each 
student placed on Academic Probation, Academic Suspen- 
sion, Probation after Academic Suspension or Academic 
Dismissal. 

1. GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING: Students are con- 
sidered 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 Coun- 
selor or Academic Advising Specialist prior to future 
registration. Academic warning limits a student's en- 
rollment 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 is below 2.0 are placed on academic proba- 
tion. These students receive a letter from the District 
Director of Counseling, Advising and Assessment in- 
forming them of their status. These students are re- 
quired 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 Sum- 
mer semesters and limits a student to three credits in 
Summer A and B semesters. Students on academic pro- 
bation are placed on suspension if they do not main- 
tain or improve their term GPA in the following 
semester, and they could jeopardize their financial aid 
eligibility, scholarship or veteran's benefits. 

4. ACADEMIC SUSPENSION: Students whose term 
GPA declines while on academic probation are sus- 
pended 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 28 for more information) Students 
approved for continuation of enrollment through peti- 
tion will be placed on Probation After Suspension sta- 
tus. Students whose petitions are denied 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 28 for more information) 



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Student Success 

To encourage positive and productive educational ex- 
periences it is strongly recommended that all first time in 
college students who are undecided about their education 
or career goals, or returning adult students who want to 
enhance their college survival skills enroll in SLS ] 101, 
College Success Skills, a three credit or one credit hour elec- 
tive course. 

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 student must be degree-seeking 
and enrolled at Edison. The student must be a citizen or a 
permanent resident of the U.S., or a permanent 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 

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 Specialists are located 
on the Charlotte, and Collier Campuses. 

Single Parent Program 

The Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program is 
a grant-funded program with a mission to assist single preg- 
nant women, single parents and displaced homemakers gain 
marketable skills and attain self-sufficiency through voca- 
tional 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 Commu- 
nity College with a GPA of 2.0 or better 

3. Applied and eligible for a Pell Grant 



4. Have custody of minor child/children or are adults re- 
sponsible 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 op- 
portunities 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 exemp- 
tions, textbook lending library, childcare scholarships and 
transportation reimbursement for qualified students enrolled 
in vocational core courses. 

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 de- 
signed to provide a comprehensive academic guidance and 
skills development program to selected eligible students 
from five target high schools in Lee County (Lehigh Se- 
nior High, Fort Myers High, North Fort Myers High 1, 
Riverdale High and Dunbar High School). It is an inten- 
sive program that requires participants to attend monthly 
meetings 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. cifi- 
zen or permanent resident; being from a low-income house- 
hold as established 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 com- 
mitment 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, stu- 
dent focus groups, Student Government Association (SGA) 
and various clubs and organizations. 

Student Identification 

Student ID cards are available to all students. This stu- 
dent 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 stu- 
dents to discounts at area theaters and businesses. 

Telephones for Students 

A number of pay telephones are located on each cam- 
pus for student use. College office telephones are for offi- 
cial 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 musi- 
cians. The Edison Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and the Jazz 
Ensemble present numerous concerts each year. The Col- 
lege 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 fa- 
cilities at the William Frizzell Center of the Lee County 
Alliance of the Arts at the corner of McGregor and Colo- 
nial Boulevards in Fort Myers. Performances, staged twice 
a year, include comedy, musicals, and serious drama. Stu- 
dents who participate in the program may be eligible for 
tuition waivers. 



The Gallery of Fine Art presents exhibitions by in- 
ternationally known traditional and contemporary artists 
during the entire year. The Gallery is located in Humani- 
ties Hall on the Lee County Campus. Films, lectures and 
workshops to complement the exhibitions are free and open 
to the public. Artistic exhibitions are also featured in the 
Learning Resources Center on the Collier County Cam- 
pus. 

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall opened 
in January of 1986. The Hall seats 1,777 and features state- 
of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Hosting Broadway 
touring companies and professional music and dance en- 
sembles, as well as community productions and College 
activities, the Hall is an asset to both the College and the 
community. 

Peer Ttitorial Program 

The Edison Community College Peer Tutorial Program 
is committed to providing students opportunities for aca- 
demic achievement through personalized tutoring services. 
Its goal is to facilitate learning in a professional, yet re- 
laxed 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 ar- 
rangements are made during final exams to assist students. 
For more information call 498-9390 or 433-8048 on the 
Lee Campus, 637-55 15 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 students 
through every aspect of College life, the Coordinator of 
Student Activities and Minority Student Services provides 
assistance to the entire five county district. Annual 
multicultural events of interest to minority students include 
the Lee County Brain Bowl competition. College Knowl- 
edge, Financial Aid workshops, discussion groups on di- 
versity issues, minority mentor programs, the celebration 
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 participate in the 
college community outside the classroom. For more infor- 



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mation contact the Director of Student Services on the 
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 en- 
courage African-American students to reach their full aca- 
demic 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 ex- 
hibits, paints faces at special events, takes field trips, etc. 

Astronomy Club-Charlotte 

This club is open to all students interested in astronomy. 
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 stu- 
dent criminologists who participate in field trips to prisons 
and morgues, and also hosts various speakers from correc- 
tions, probation, parole, and law enforcement agencies. 
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 work- 
shops 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 edu- 
cational and social development. 

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 students, 
parents, visitors, staff, faculty and other College constitu- 
encies. 

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 cultures 
through social and educational programs. Meetings typi- 
cally feature a specific country with presentations and dis- 
cussions. 

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship-Lee, Charlotte, 
Collier 

Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship promotes Christian 
values on campus and in personal life. Members are in- 
volved 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 en- 
courage Latin-American students to reach their full poten- 
tial academically. The Association emphasizes academic 
excellence, 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 ad- 
vancement through the coordination of guest lecturers, field 
trips, scholarship review, social activities, and community 
service. 

Phi Beta Lambda-Lee, Charlotte 

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the business fraternity or- 
ganized at the state and national levels. Activities include 
academic competitions, community service projects 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 stu- 
dent activities, in addition to participating in legal assist- 
ing workshops. 

Phi Theta Kappa-Lee, Charlotte, Collier 

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa, the 2 year college 
national honor fraternity, recognizes leadership, scholar- 
ship 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. Inducfions are held in Fall and 
Spring. 

Philosophy Club-Lee, Collier 

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



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Players Club-Lee 

The Players Club is a social organization with the 
purpose of bringing students together through social ac- 
tivities. A variety of interactive events are planned through- 
out the year to help students bond with one another and 
with the college. 

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 fur- 
ther their knowledge outside of the classroom. Members 
work in hospitals and attend seminars to increase their un- 
derstanding of radiologic technology. 

Respiratory Therapy Club-Lee 

Students seeking an Associates of Science degree in 
Respiratory Therapy are invited to join. Members are in- 
volved 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 affiliations. Aspiring nurses participate in this 
club by sponsoring a variety of fund-raisers and guest speak- 
ers. 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, re- 
ligious or cultural purposes, as long as they are in keeping 
with the philosophy and objectives of the College. The Col- 
lege 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 Govern- 
ment Association's Senate, and the District Vice Presi- 
dent 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 cam- 
puses. 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 Commu- 
nity College. 

The SGA is made up of club appointed Representa- 
tives, and elected Senators, who coordinate events, service 
projects and follow through on student issues. Representa- 
tives confer with their advisor on matters of student inter- 
est and concern and promote the general welfare of the 
student body. All qualified students are invited to partici- 
pate in SGA by attending meetings and running for office. 
Students are free, individually and collectively, to express 
their views on issues of College policy and on matters of 
general interest to the student body. The Student Govern- 
ment Association provides a means for participation in the 
formulation and application of College policy affecting aca- 
demic and student affairs with the assistance of the SGA 
Advisor and the District Vice President for Student Ser- 
vices. Proposals for changes in policy, regulations and pro- 
cedures 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 Florida stat- 
utes 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 Asso- 
ciation or in student clubs, students must have a minimum 
2.0 GPA for the preceding session and a minimum cumula- 
tive 2.0 GPA and complete a minimum of six (6) semester 
classroom credit hours. Holders of major offices or Execu- 
tive Board positions must maintain a 2.5 GPA for the cur- 
rent 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 Stu- 
dent Services. On the Charlotte and Collier County Cam- 
puses, clubs obtain meeting rooms through the Office of 
the Provost. 

Student Organization Standards 

Recognized student organizations at Edison Commu- 
nity College are responsible for maintaining the following 
standards: 

I. Each organization must have one advisor who is ap- 
proved by the respective District Dean or administra- 
tor 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. 

III. Activities of student groups must be conducted in ac- 
cordance with city, county, state, federal and College 
regulations. 

IV. 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-cam- 
pus trip sponsored by the group. The advisor has 
the full authority of the College in matters relat- 



ing to student conduct and student welfare. Clubs 
are encouraged to complete a Student Organiza- 
tion 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 organiza- 
tion. 

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

D. Forfeiture of the right to representation in the Col- 
lege publications. 

E. Denial of privileges of some or all Student Devel- 
opment activities for a stated period. 

F. Forfeiture of the right to function as a group, in- 
cluding forfeiture of charter. If there is a violation 
of regulations, the student or group may have a 
hearing, according to the Student Code of Con- 
duct and Responsibility. 

G. Loss of officer status in organization. 

Regulations, Procedures 

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

II. Approval of Functions: All functions must be ap- 
proved 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 mem- 
ber 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 preparations 
may be made. 

E. All publicity must be approved by the club advi- 
sor. Clubs may complete a Club Activity Proposal 
Form to have an event co-sponsored by the Stu- 
dent 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 Col- 
lege 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 ac- 
companied by a budget which is approved by the ad- 
visor, president and treasurer. 

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

A. Only registered students and their guests may at- 
tend College events sponsored by student organi- 
zations, 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 so- 
cial 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 advi- 
sor serves as a resource person and an overseer of ad- 
ministrative details. 

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



sources for clubs. With the assistance of a club advi- 
sor, 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 
functions 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 Re- 
sponsibility. Discipline students in conjunc- 
tion 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 (in- 
cluding field trips/conferences) or getting a 
suitable replacement. Club functions will not 
be considered official without the advisor 
present and individual members and the club 
will be held responsible 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 expen- 
ditures. 

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 (Col- 
lege and community) that will enable them to 
effectively 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 disci- 
plinary probation. 

9. Conferring with newly elected officers to ori- 
ent them to their responsibilities and the club 
constitution. 



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10. Assisting the club president in evaluating the 
performance 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 devel- 
opment. Students are expected to be respon- 
sible for the success of the organization with 
input from the advisor. 

Financial Regulations, Procedures 

All fmancial transactions must be approved by the ad- 
visor, 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 proce- 
dures of Edison and has the duty of informing appointees 
of the purchasing regulations. The treasurer is held respon- 
sible for collecting and depositing all funds in Edison's 
Cashier Office within 24 hours. She/he shares with the presi- 
dent and the advisor the responsibility of informing mem- 
bers of financial duties and of proper purchasing procedures. 
All expenditures from club funds must be approved by the 
organization, either by budget or by motion, properly sec- 
onded and passed by majority vote and signed-off by the 
advisor, president, and treasurer. 

Fund Raising 

Before soliciting funds on or off campus, approved stu- 
dent organizations must complete and submit an Activity 
Request Form to the appropriate student development per- 
sonnel 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 president of the organiza- 
tion, 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 al- 
lowed to conduct food sales on campus, with the exception 
of baked goods and non-alcoholic 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 Col- 
lege. These funds are governed by the College's Business 
Office and are accountable to certain guidelines. Note: Stu- 
dent Organization accounts are not interest generating. 
I. Accounts and Statements 

A club president, treasurer, or advisor need only con- 
tact the appropriate Student Services staff member and 
request that an account be opened for that organiza- 
tion. Once the account number is obtained, it is crifi- 
cal that your organization list the correct account 
number with 1 1 place holders-2I I and club's name on 



all budget paperwork (i.e., 55550000000-2 11). This is 
particularly important since some account numbers 
have the same prefix, but different suffix. 

Monthly statements for all Edison accounts are pro- 
duced in the Business Office on the Lee Campus. These 
statements are distributed to the budget administrator 
for the various accounts. Because the statements ar- 
rive monthly, it is mandatory that club treasurers 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 advisors 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 addi- 
tion 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 or- 
der 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 signature, and submit 
with a receipt attached, to the Cashier for reim- 
bursement. A copy of the PETTY CASH FORM 
must be returned to the appropriate Student Ser- 
vices staff member for bookkeeping purposes. 

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



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cial security number (if a student). One copy of 
the DEPOSIT MEMO will be returned to the stu- 
dent and the other kept at the Cashier's Office. 
D. Request for Payment: The REQUEST FOR PAY- 
MENT form may ONLY be used for travel expen- 
ditures. 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 excursion. 
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 appropri- 
ate Student Services staff member prior to depar- 
ture. 

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 attention, 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 
learning, networking and socializing are all important, cer- 
tain 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 ve- 
hicle 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 Employ- 
ment 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 pro- 
vide 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 be- 
fore 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 



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 aforemen- 
tioned rights must be in compliance with Florida law as 
well as the policies and procedures established by the Col- 
lege and its Board of Trustees. 

It is the responsibility of each student to become fa- 
miliar with and to abide by the College policies and regu- 
lations 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 pro- 
ceed while criminal proceedings are pending and will not 
be subjected to challenge on the grounds that criminal 
charges involving the same incident have been dismissed 
or reduced. 

Written Concerns or Complaints 

A concern or complaint is to be distinguished from a 
petition. A signed concern or complaint with contact infor- 
mation allows the College to respond most effectively 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 obligation to assess student 
performance. 

A concern or complaint related to sexual harassment 
must be submitted to the District Vice President for Stu- 
dent Services (see "State Statues and College Policies Af- 
fecting 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 regulations 
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 community, 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 regulations 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 violations 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 em- 
ployed by Edison, performing assigned administrative or 
professional responsibilifies. 

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 per- 
sons who have completed the process required for recogni- 
tion/designation as an official student group by the College. 

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

The term "Appeals Committee" means any person or 
persons authorized by the District Vice President for Stu- 
dent Services or designee to consider an appeal from a ju- 



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dicial 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 pa- 
pers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out 
other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permis- 
sion, 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 unacknowledged 
use of materials prepared by another person or agency en- 
gaged in the selling of term papers or other academic ma- 
terials. 

ARTICLE II: JUDICIAL AUTHORITY 

The District Vice President for Student Services or 
designee shall determine the composition of judicial bod- 
ies 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 pro- 
gram 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 Dis- 
trict 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 Disci- 
plinary Committee. 

The Disciplinary Committee shall consist of a mini- 
mum 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 ac- 
tions 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 discipline a stu- 
dent for activities which take place off-campus when those 
activities adversely affect the College community. The Dis- 
trict 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 Au- 
thority: Constituted authority is defined to mean any 
person designated by the institution to implement in- 
stitutional policies. Also, failing to obey a College of- 
ficial who is performing his/her duties and failing 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, fac- 
ulty or staff. 

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

5 . Illegal 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, halluci- 
nogens and other prescription-type medications which 
have not been prescribed by a licensed physician. Pos- 
session 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.81 1). 

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. 



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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 con- 
duct their academic affairs in a forthright and honest 
manner. In the event that students are guilty of class- 
room cheating, plagiarism or otherwise misrepresent- 
ing their work, they will be subject to disciplinary 
sanctions. 

1 1 . Violation of Law Committed On or Off the Cam- 
pus: Violation of municipal, county, state or federal 
law or subsequent conviction of same constitutes vio- 
lation of College policy. The nature of the violation 
will determine the extent of sanction that may be in- 
voked by the College. 

12. Hazing: Physical or emotional abuse of another per- 
son in the College community, subjecting another per- 
son 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 student 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 
circumstances and the severity of the individual case. 
A copy of 240.326 F.S. will be provided to each stu- 
dent 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. 

1 3. 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, fac- 
ulty and other College personnel, are prohibited 
from entering the grounds or buildings of Edison 
Community College for the purpose of transact- 
ing business with students, faculty, or other Col- 
lege personnel, unless they have been issued a 
permit for this purpose or the information has been 
signed by the appropriate college official. All 
groups who want to reserve space or sell anything 
must submit an Activity Request Form to the ap- 
propriate Student Services staff member on the Lee 
Campus, or the Campus Presidents' offices on the 
Collier and Charlotte Campuses. 



17. 



19. 



20. 



21. 



b. The posting or distribution of advertising mate- 
rial 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 mem- 
ber of the Student Services staff or a designated 
representative. 
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 stu- 
dent activity fees or College funds." The College may 
permit organizations and clubs which are funded by a 
combination of contributions of its members, fund-rais- 
ing projects and sources outside the College to exist 
on campus, provided the organization has a faculty 
advisor and agrees to be governed by rules of the Board 
of Trustees. The College may require approved orga- 
nizations 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 organization's 
must follow procedures in #16 above and receive ap- 
proval prior to being on campus. 
Disruption/Disorderly Conduct: Obstructing or dis- 
rupting any College activity including teaching, re- 
search, administrative functions, disciplinary 
procedures, social activities, and public service func- 
tions. Engaging in any obscene, profane, reckless, de- 
structive, or unlawful course of conduct. Beepers, 
cellular phones, and pagers should be turned off when 
entering a classroom. In an emergency, with prior au- 
thorization 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 class- 
rooms, except for situations involving a disability. 
Children, spouses, or other relatives are not permitted, 
except with permission of a District Dean, Campus 
President, or the Associate District Dean for Academic 
Support Programs. Complaints regarding classroom 
disruption should be reported to these offices. 
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. 

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

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



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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 ac- 
tivities are allowed on campus lakes without the ap- 
proval of the campus administrator. 

24. Pets/Animals: No pets or animals are allowed on cam- 
pus 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 Dis- 
trict Vice President of Student Services and di- 
rected 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 subsequent 
proceedings. If the District Vice President is un- 
able 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 Ser- 
vices. 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 stu- 
dent pleads guilty, the District Vice President for 
Student Services shall determine an appropriate 
sanction. If the student pleads not guilty, the mat- 
ter 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 Ser- 
vices 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 judi- 
cial body shall have the privilege of present- 
ing witnesses, subject to the right of 
cross-examination by the judicial body. The 
accused also has the right to question the com- 
plainant and witnesses, within reasonable lim- 
its set by the judicial body. Reasonable limits 
may include requiring that questions be di- 
rected 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 judicial body. 

g. After the hearing, the judicial body shall de- 
termine (by majority vote) whether the stu- 
dent 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 stu- 
dent 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 stu- 
dent upon request. 

6. Except in the case of a student charged with fail- 
ing 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 pre- 
sented and considered. 

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

8. The judicial body may utilize legal counsel as nec- 
essary to provide assistance or guidance before, 
during and after conduct of the hearing. The ac- 
cused student may also be represented by Coun- 
sel or other qualified representative at the hearing 
and in subsequent proceedings. 

B. Sanctions 

The following sanctions may be imposed, by the ap- 
propriate 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 institufional 
regulations; 



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Probation — A written reprimand for violation of 
specified regulations. Probation is for a designated 
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 privileges 
for a designated period of time; 

Restitution — Compensation for loss, damage or in- 
jury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/ 
or monetary or material replacement; 

Academic Penalty — For academic dishonesty vio- 
lations, 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 in- 
definite period of time. Readmission may be possible, 
based on meeting all readmission criteria and obtain- 
ing clearance from the District Vice President for Stu- 
dent 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. 
C. Appeals 

Except as required to explain the basis of new evi- 
dence not reasonably available at the time of the hear- 
ing, 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 op- 
portunity to prepare and present evidence that the Code 
was violated, and giving the accused student a reason- 
able opportunity to prepare and to present a rebuttal of 
those allegations. 

To determine whether the decision reached regard- 
ing the accused student was based on substantial evi- 
dence, that is, whether the evidence in the case was 
sufficient to establish that a violation of the Code oc- 
curred. 

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 automatic ap- 
peal shall be filed in the Office of the President within 
three school days of receipt of the judicial body's deci- 
sion 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 Ser- 
vices 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 ap- 
peal the decision of the Public Safety office, he or she may 
choose to have a hearing in front of the Student Govern- 
ment Association Chief Justices for a final decision. The 
Student Traffic Court may uphold the ticket violation, 
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 valid Florida driver's license when 
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 vehicles 
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 park- . 
ing 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 Pub- 
lic Safety. 

3. Parking is prohibited after 11:00 PM, unless Public 
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4. Any theft or accident on campus involving your car 
must be reported immediately to Public Safety. 

5. Designated parking spaces for motorcycles and mo- 
peds are provided. Please park in these spaces and not 
on the grass, sidewalks or near campus buildings. 

6. Unauthorized parking in RESERVED or RE- 
STRICTED 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 prohib- 
ited. Parking is permitted only in paved lots or in des- 
ignated parking areas. 

8. Vehicles must be parked within marked spaces. Park- 
ing 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 lim- 
ited. Inclement weather does not bar their enforcement. 

1 1 . Moving violations, i.e., speeding, reckless driving, etc. 
may be referred to an appropriate law enforcement 
agency. 



12. 



13. 



14. 



15. 



The Public Safety Officer is on duty to assist students 
whenever possible, but he/she is also required to en- 
force all traffic and parking regulations and issue cita- 
tions for violations in accordance with these 
regulations. 

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. 

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. 
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 viola- 
tions, 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 Polieies 
Affeeting 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 em- 
ployee of the state institution of higher learning, and 
thereafter such person shall not be employed by any 
state public school, state college, state community col- 
lege, or state university; 

(b) Immediate expulsion of such student from the in- 
stitution of higher learning for a minimum of 2 years. 

FLORIDA 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 affilia- 
tion with any organization operating under the sanc- 
tion of a postsecondary institution. Such term includes, 
but is not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, 
such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthen- 
ics, 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 men- 
tal health or dignity of the student. 

(2) Public and private colleges and universities whose stu- 
dents 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 engag- 
ing in hazing. 

(3) Public and private colleges and universities must pro- 
vide 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 col- 
lege. 

(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 au- 
thorities. 

(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 hearing thereon, to expel, suspend, or oth- 
erwise discipline any student who is found to have vio- 
lated 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, coconspirators, 
or principals or of any other person engaged in 
violations of chapter 893 within the State Univer- 
sity System or community colleges; 

(b) If the student voluntarily discloses his or her vio- 
lations of chapter 893 prior to his or her arrest; or 



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(c) If the student commits himself or herself, or is re- 
ferred 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 contraindications 
of any required or recommended vaccine to every stu- 
dent, or to the student's parent if the student is a mi- 
nor, 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 1 8 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. 

Section 339. Section 1006.69, Florida Statutes requires 
that a postsecondary institution shall provide detailed in- 
formation concerning the risks associated with meningo- 
coccal meningitis and hepatitis B and the availability, 
effectiveness, and known contraindications 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. 

Meningitis is a serious disease that affects the brain 
and spinal cord. Because bacterial meningitis 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. 

Hepatitus B is a serious infectious disease caued by a 
virus that attacks the liver. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) 
can cause life-long infection that leads to cirrhosis (scar- 
ring) of the liver, liver cancer, or liver failure. There is no 
cure for hepatitis 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. 

Although there have been no reported cases of men- 
ingitis 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 Of- 
fice 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 sec- 
ond 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 per- 
son 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 
ins. 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. 

(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 commit- 
ted the offense of trespass upon the grounds of a school 



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facility. Such arrest shall not render the law enforce- 
ment officer criminally or civilly liable for false ar- 
rest, 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 public 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 in- 
stitution, 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 cam- 
pus or school function disruption or disturbance 
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 stu- 
dents with Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV): 
1. DEFINITION: For the purposes of this policy, a stu- 
dent with HIV falls into one of the following catego- 
ries: 

a. An individual who tests positive for HIV antibody 
but who has no symptom manifestations; or 

b. An individual who is diagnosed as having AIDS 
Related Complex (ARC)-debilitating symptoms 
but no opportunistic infections; or 

c. An individual who is diagnosed as having Ac- 
quired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-dis- 
playing 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 pro- 
hibit discrimination against persons with disabili- 
ties, and students with HIV are classified as 
disabled. 

b. Under most circumstances, students with HIV will 
be afforded the same opportunities and benefits 
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 ap- 
propriate statutes and state law. 

3. ADMISSIONS: No student will be denied admission 
to the College solely on the basis that he/she has HIV. 

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 voluntary 
health information shared with the College. 

b. Furthermore, the College will not require serologi- 
cal testing to determine if a student seeking ad- 
mission has HIV. 

4. ATTENDANCE, WITHDRAWAL, AND/OR SUS- 
PENSIONS: Under most circumstances, no student will 
be required to cease class attendance solely on the ba- 
sis 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 dis- 
ability to make a determination regarding the re- 
quested accommodations. 

b. The College will not impose any rule(s) or 
restriction(s) upon a student with HIV that will 
have the effect of limiting that individual's par- 
ticipation in the College's educational programs 
and/or services solely on the basis of that person's 
disability. 

c. Current research has indicated the possibility that 
the central nervous system may become affected 
by HIV, which may lead to progressive neurologi- 
cal and cognitive dysfunction and subsequent in- 
ability of the student to maintain scholastic 
performance. Decisions as to such a student con- 
tinuing to attend class or being suspended or with- 
drawn from class(es) will be made on a 
case-by-case basis after reasonable accommoda- 
tions have been examined or tried, and after an 
examinafion of the facts demonstrates to the Col- 



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lege 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 com- 
munity. 
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 in- 
clude: 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 dissemina- 
tions. 

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 Edu- 
cational Equity Act. Sexual harassment can be verbal, vi- 
sual, 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 
putdowns of individual persons, unwelcome sexual flirta- 
tions, or more serious abuses. It is coercive and threaten- 
ing, and it creates an atmosphere that is not conducive to 
teaching, learning, or working. 

1 . Harassment, intimidation of staff or students, or allow- 
ing suggestions to be made that sexual favors may have 
an effect on status will not be tolerated by Edison Com- 
munity College. If an employee or student becomes 
aware of any discriminatory behavior or any activity 
which might be considered harassment, it becomes the 
responsibility of that person to report such conduct. 

a. Staff members should notify their immediate su- 
pervisor and/or the Campus President. 

b. Students should notify the District Vice President 
for Student Services. 

2. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual fa- 
vors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual 
nature constitutes sexual harassment when: 

a. Submission to such conduct is made either explic- 
itly 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 performance 
or creating an intimidating hostile, or offensive 
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 Dis- 
trict 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 pro- 
mote and maintain a drug-free workplace. The unlaw- 
ful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, 
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 pro- 
hibited. All students and employees are required to 
abide by the terms of this policy as a condition of ini- 
tial 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 supple- 
mented by College administrative policies and proce- 
dures. 

The illegal use, possession, manufacture, dispensa- 
tion and distribution of any controlled substance, at any 
time, whether on or off duty or on or off College pre- 
mises 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 workplace, 
or use of alcohol on College property is prohibited. 
The possession or consumption of alcohol by employ- 
ees or students of legal age at a College sponsored or 
approved function where alcoholic beverages are 
served by the College or sponsor is not a violation of 
this Section. 



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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 ap- 
propriate law enforcement authorities, disciplinary 
action up to and including immediate suspension, ex- 
pulsion or termination, and/or a requirement of satis- 
factory participation in a College-approved drug or 
alcohol rehabilitation program. A criminal conviction 
is not required for sanctions to be imposed upon a stu- 
dent or employee for violation of this policy. 

3. Disciplinary 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) refer- 
ral for prosecution; 2) probation, suspension, or ex- 
pulsion 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 ab- 
stract mental functioning. Statistics show that alcohol 
use is involved in a majority of violent behaviors on 
college campuses, including acquaintance rape, van- 
dalism, fights, and incidents of drinking and driving. 
Continued abuse may lead to dependency, which of- 
ten causes permanent damage to vital organs and dete- 
rioration of a healthy lifestyle. 

Cannibis (Marijuana, Hashish). The use of mari- 
juana may impair or reduce short-term memory and 
comprehension, alter sense of time, and reduce coor- 
dination 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 flashbacks, can 
occur even when use has ceased. Phencyclidine (PCP) 
affects the section of the brain that controls the intel- 
lect and keeps instincts in check. Because the drug 
blocks pain receptors, violent PCP episodes may re- 
sult in self-inflicted injuries. 

Cocaine/Crack. Cocaine users often have a stuffy, 
runny nose and may have a perforated nasal septum. 
The immediate eifects of cocaine use include dilated 
pupils and elevated blood pressure heart rate, respira- 
tory rate, and body temperature, followed by depres- 
sion. Crack, or freebase rock cocaine, is extremely 
addictive and can cause delirium, hallucinations, 
blurred vision, severe chest pain, muscle spasms, con- 
vulsions, and even death. 



Amphetamines. Amphetamines can cause a rapid 
or irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss or coordination, 
collapse, and death. Heavy users are prone to irratio- 
nal 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 
postsecondary educational institution." Any person 
who violates this paragraph with respect to a controlled 
substance named or described in s.893.03( 1 )(a), ( 1 )(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 re- 
lease under the Control Release Authority or statutory 
gain time. 

State law prohibits the possession of alcoholic bev- 
erages by persons under age 2 1 , punishable for the first 
offense by a definite term of imprisonment not exceed- 
ing 60 days and/or a $500 fine, and for a subsequent 
offense by a definite term of imprisonment not exceed- 
ing one year and a fine of $1,000. It is similarly pro- 
hibited and punishable to distribute alcohol to minors. 

State law makes it a crime for any person to possess 
or distribute illicit drugs (controlled substances as de- 
scribed in Section 893.03, Florida Statutes) under Sec- 
tion 893.13, Florida Statutes. Law provides certain 
limited exceptions. The crimes range from second de- 
gree 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 893.03, 
Florida Status) under Section 893.135, Florida Statute 
is punishable, depending on the particular illicit drug 
and quantity involved, by a minimum term of impris- 
onment of 3 to 25 calendar years and a fine of $25,000 
to $500,000. 

Federal trafficking penalties for first offenses, de- 
pending 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 imprisonment and 
a fine of not more than 8 million dollars for an indi- 
vidual. 

The College requires that any employee who is con- 
victed of any offense relating to the sale, purchase, 
deliver, use, manufacturing or distribution of illegal 
drugs or controlled substances on campus, or while 



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attending a College-sponsored event or conducting 
College business to report such conviction to the Hu- 
man Resources Office, 489-9294, no later than five 
days after the conviction. 
6. Drug Education & Treatment Programs 

Edison Community College recognizes illegal drug 
use and/or dependency to be a health, safety and secu- 
rity problem. Those who need assistance with prob- 
lems related to drug abuse are encouraged to use any 
available resources including: 

ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER 

3949 Evans Avenue, Suite 203 
Fort Myers PL 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, rehabili- 
tation and other aspects of the College policy, contact: 

LEE COUNTY CAMPUS, Fort Myers 

Office of Human Resources 

239/489-9293 

Office of Counseling and Advising 

Taeni Hall, second 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, as.sault, 
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. Edi.son Com- 
munity College will not tolerate threats, direct or implied: 
physical conduct that results in harm to people or property; 
possession of deadly weapons on College property; or in- 
timidating conduct or harassment that disrupts the teach- 
ing/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 prop- 
erty but directed at College employees, students, or visi- 
tors while conducting official College business are a 
violation of this policy. Off-site threats include but are not 
limited to threats made via telephone, fax, electronic or con- 
ventional mail, or any other communication medium. 

Any student found in violation of this policy will be 
subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. 
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be sub- 
ject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. 
Individuals who commit such acts may be immediately re- 
moved 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. 

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 preliminary investiga- 
tion, 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 dis- 
tribute information regarding safety. Security, and/or 
sexual assault through the use of handouts, programs 
and seminars designed to promote awareness and pre- 
vention among the College's students, employees and 
the public. 



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4. REPORTING 

Any violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating, or 
other disruptive behavior or other violations or poten- 
tially 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 re- 
ported first to the police at 91 1. 

Victim support and assistance is available through 
various support services, both on campus and off cam- 
pus. Counseling and medical care should be pursued 
as soon as possible 6HX6:2.07. The Director of Hu- 
man Resources and the Vice President of Student Ser- 
vices 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 policy 
of the Public Safety Department to encourage that all crimi- 
nal acts, safety hazards and unusual occurrences be reported. 

The proper reporting procedure for all students and 
employees is to contact the Edison/Public Safety Depart- 
ment. 

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 TTY # 

phone # phone # 
Charlotte Campus 

Public Safety (941)637-5655 5655 941-637-5655 

Local Emergency 9-911 

Collier Campus 

Public Safety (239)732-3712 3712 239-732-3788 

Local Emergency 9-911 

Lee Campus 

Public Safety (239)489-9203 1203 239-489-9010 

Local Emergency 9-91 1 

In all cases of criminal activity, loss of property, as- 
sault, 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 fur- 
ther study and preventive action. 

Crime Statistics for Edison Community College - 2003 

Lee Collier Charlotte 
Burglary/Breaking & 

Entering 1 

Larceny/Theft Offenses 3 1 

Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1 



American Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Policy 

It is the policy 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 Secdon 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 disability. The 
equal opportunity principle applies to otherwise 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- 
nidon 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- 
ees and students. The Coordinator will oversee and coordi- 
nate the College's efforts to comply with and carry out its 
responsibilities pertaining to the Act and serve as the con- 
tact person for all ADA information, resource policies, pro- 
cedures and concerns. 

Procedure 

A. Request for Accommodation 

It is the obligation of the individual with a disability 
to request a reasonable accommodation. Enrolled stu- 
dents must submit any request for accommodations to 
the Program Office for Students with Disabilities on 
the appropriate campus for consideration. Applicants 
and/or employees must submit any request for accom- 
modations to the Office of Human Resources or the 
Campus President. Individuals with a disability must 
provide recent documentation from a qualified profes- 
sional that speaks to the specific disability and the re- 
quested accommodation. Requests for accommodations 
must be specific to the documented needs. The appro- 
priate party will provide a written response. 



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B. Complaint Resolution 

1. Informal Resolution 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged first to 
attempt to independently resolve concerns by initiat- 
ing a meeting with the faculty member, supervisor, or 
staff member with whom there is a concern or disagree- 
ment. However, when the matter cannot be resolved 
independently, individuals with a disability are encour- 
aged to address such instances through the following 
grievance procedure. 

2. Grievance Procedure 

Edison Conmiunity College has adopted an internal 
grievance procedure for prompt and equitable resolu- 
tion of complaints alleging any actions prohibited by 
the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implement- 
ing 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 sub- 
jected to discrimination" in programs or activities spon- 
sored by a public entity. 

All applicant/employee ADA complaints, excluding 
those filed against the ADA Coordinator, should be ad- 
dressed Pamela Fairfax, ADA Coordinator/Director of 
Human Resources, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., P.O. 
Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by calling 
(239) 489-9294 or call through the Florida Relay Ser- 
vice 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 regu- 
lations. In addition, a copy of the original request 
for accommodation must be included with the 
complaint. 



2. 



3. 



4. 



5. 



6. 



7. 



A complaint should be filed within 180 calendar 
days after the complainant becomes aware of the 
alleged violation. 

An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall fol- 
low the filing of the complaint. The investigation 
shall be conducted by the ADA Coordinator, the 
District Vice President for Student Services, or the 
District Vice President for Administration and Fi- 
nance, depending upon the nature of the grievance. 
A thorough investigation will be held affording 
the individual or specific class of individuals and 
their representatives, if any, an opportunity to sub- 
mit evidence relevant to a complaint. 
A written determination as to the validity of the 
complaint and a description of the resolution, if 
any, shall be issued by either the ADA Coordina- 
tor, the District Vice President for Student Ser- 
vices or the District Vice President for 
Administration and Finance, and a copy will be 
forwarded to the complainant no later than fifteen 
(15) working days after its filing. 
Either party may appeal the findings of the inves- 
tigation to the Lee Campus President (or the Lee 
Campus President's designee) by filing a written 
request for a review of a complaint alleging dis- 
crimination on the basis of disability or failure to 
provide reasonable accommodation within ten (10) 
calendar days of receipt of the findings. 
The ADA Coordinator shall maintain the files and 
record complaints filed. 

Filing a complaint with the College's grievances 
system in no way precludes an individual's right 
to file a grievance with the Department of Educa- 
tion 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 
certificate 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 Programs 




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 




Radiologic Technology 


Specialization 




Respiratory Care Technology 


* Degree awarded by Hillsborough Community College 




**Degree awarded by Broward Community Co 


lege 




*** Degree available in accelerated format see 


page 79. 





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 

End of Life Palliative Care 



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Accelerated Coursework in Business 
Administration and Management 

The Accelerated Coursework in Business Administration 
and Management is designed specifically for individuals 
with professional experience who wish to learn contempo- 
rary supervisory skills while maintaining full-time employ- 
ment. This degree path consists of accelerated credit courses 
that combine in-class instruction with outside projects and 
assignments, allowing each course to be completed in just 
eight weeks. Please see page 91 for more information. 

Division of Workforce Programs 
Certificates of Advancement 

What is an Edison Certificate of Advancement? 

An Edison Certificate of Advancement is career specific, 
but not an industry certificate, and signifies that the student 
has satisfactorily completed a series of courses that develop 
specified skills. The certificate provides employers with 
documentation for employment or for professional devel- 
opment. Information on certificates and course requirements 
is available in the Division of Workforce Programs Office 
and in the Advising Office. 

Who can earn a Certificate of Advancement? 

• Anyone who wants to upgrade job skills. 

• Anyone who needs college coursework but is not ready 
to commit to a full degree program. 

• Anyone who needs to complete the training a full-time 
job demands while still working a full-time job. 

• Anyone who is short on time but wants extra training 
in a specific field of interest. 

How do I get a Certificate of Advancement? 

• Complete all college entrance requirements. You may 
enroll as either a degree-seeking or a non degree- 
seeking student. 

• Complete the coursework required for a specific cer- 
tificate. 

• Submit an Application of Verification to the Workforce 
Division Office. 

• Upon verification of all course requirements, a certifi- 
cate will be mailed to the address on your application. 

Can courses taken for a Certificate of Advancement 
be applied toward an Associate Degree? 

Yes. Courses in a Certificate of Advancement are the same 
courses required for the particular associate degree or Tech- 
nical Certificate of Credit and apply toward the degree or 
technical certificate unless otherwise indicated. 

Note: Only students who declare a major as specified in 
the Edison catalog are eligible to receive federal financial 
aid. Students who are pursuing a Certificate of Advance- 
ment and are not degree-seeking students are typically not 
eligible for this assistance. 



Why not earn while you learn ? 

Work Experience Internship Program 

Earn college credits while working or volunteering! 

• Use your current job, volunteer experience, new job, 
or unpaid work experience. All jobs are acceptable. 

• This is a blended learning experience and does not re- 
quire testing, scheduled classes, or the purchase of 
books. 

• You may apply at any time during the semester 

• You may earn 3 to 6 credits that are transferable to 
other colleges and schools. 

• This is available to all current students, new students, 
and dual enrolled high school students. 

• This is recognized by scholarship, grant, and reimburse- 
ment programs. 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING - AN UNBEATABLE 
EDUCATION!!!!! 

For more information, visit our website at www.edison.edu. 
On the menu, 

• Choose "Academic Programs" 

• Choose "Academic Programs Web Pages" 

• Choose "Internship Work Experience" 

Or contact the Work Experience Coordinator, Lana 
Hoffman, at 239-489-91 15, ore-mail to lhoflfman@edison.edu . 

To apply to participate in the program, choose * from 
the menu and click on the Word document. 

The application will come up and you may type di- 
rectly on it. You may e-mail it as an attachment or fax it to 
239-432-5218. 

• "How to Apply and Get Registered." 



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The Center for Professional Development 
Department of Continuing Education 

Today our society is on the verge of a tremendous explosion in lifelong learning. Learning is recognized as central to both 
our work and personal lives. A recent study showed that more than 80 percent of all adults regard continuing education and 
training as important to their careers. People of all ages, income and education levels desire more learning in their lives. The 
Center for Professional Development at Edison Community College can provide the opportunity to learn about anything 
from expressive art, to online chatting, to becoming a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (C.H.T.). We can provide the 
pathways for strategies, solutions, and your success. 

Strategies, Solutions and Success Options 

Professional Development Health Care Options 

Command Spanish Nurse Refresher 

Leadership Nurse Remedial 

Professional Business Writing Command Spanish 

Construction Industry Series C. H. T. certification 

Customized Business Training Approved Provider 

Team Building. . .a new look for CEU's 

Leadership Advantage Computer Training 

Career Changes Introduction to 

Personal Interest Programs Advanced 

Learning in Retirement Series Microsoft Products 

Kid's College QuickBooks 

Recreation & Leisure Classes Online Courses 

Real Estate Courses Ed2go Programs 

Other courses are available. ..see current schedule for more information. 

The Center for Professional Development provides you with the most current information that will have the greatest impact 
on you and your business. 



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CAREER CENTER 



The Career Center provides Edison Community College 
students and alumni with a full range of career guidance 
and employment services. Professional staff is available to 
discuss your career concerns. For additional information, 
call or visit the Career Center on your campus, e-mail us at 
careers@edison.edu, or view 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 ques- 
tionnaire to assist you in beginning to explore the possi- 
bilities. No career assessment instrument can tell you what 
you should be, but our career 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 process, you may 
wish to speak with one of our Career Counselors. Individual 
appointments can be scheduled with our professional staff 
to discuss any career issue from choosing a major or ca- 
reer, to changing careers, to finding full-time or part-time 
employment. 

Career Resource Library 

Printed, computerized, and video resources on career plan- 
ning and job search topics are available on each campus. 
Topics include career exploration, occupational outlook, 
salary, employment correspondence, resume writing, and 
networking for employment. 



Locations 

Lee Campus 

263 Taeni Hall 

(Building S) 

(239) 489-9387 

Hours: 

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 

Hours: Call for current semester schedule 

Charlotte Campus 

Student Activities Building 

(Building SA) 

(941)637-5605 

Hours: Call for current semester schedule 



Employment Assistance 

Resume and Cover Letter Preparation 

To assist you in preparing a solid resume and employment 
correspondence, instructional handouts are available in your 
campus Career Center. Individual appointments can be 
scheduled to have drafts critiqued. Computers and laser 
printers are available to type your resumes and letters. 

Job Listings 

Hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs are posted in the 
Career Centers. Links to Internet sites provide access to re- 
gional and national positions as well as local opportunities. 

Wage and Salary Data 

The Career Center provides 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 programs offered through the Edison University Center are the convenience of distance-based learning formats or 
classes on an Edison campus, transfer of up to 90 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 
institutions. Program requirements are specific and applicable to baccalaureate degree completion at the participating insti- 
tutions 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 de- 
grees 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 

Business Administration 

Bachelor of Arts 

Applied Science and Technology 

Human Services 

Florida State University 

Nursing 

Interdisciplinary Social Science 

Computer Science 

International College 

Management 
Interdisciplinary Studies 

Florida Gulf Coast University 

Criminal Justice 
Legal Studies 

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) 



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Barry University 



Legal Studies 

Elementary Education 

Exceptional Student Education 

Pre-K/Primary Education 

Public Administration 

Psychology 

Professional Administration 

Human Resources 



Charter Oak State College 



Bachelor of Arts 
Bachelor of Science 



Nova Southeastern University 



Bachelor of Health 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, or e-mail universitycenter@edison.edu . 



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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 240.1 15 which requires the core curricu- 
lum 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) 

Composition II (3) 

Fundamentals of Speech (3) 

Communications OR 
Public Speaking (Telecourse) (3) 

HUMANITIES: 6 Credit hours 

(Select two courses - One from Part A and one from Part B, or two from 
Part A) 

Part A 



ENC 


1102 


SPC 


1600 


SPC 


2023 



HUM 2210 



Ancient World-Renaissance 
and/or 



*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

HUM 2230 1 7th Century-Present and/or 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

HUM 2930 Great Human Questions and/or 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 
HUM 1950 Humanities Study Tour 



(3) 

written 

(3) 
written 

(3) 
written 

(3) 
written 



*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

HUM 2950 (second Humanities Tour) (3) 

HUM 2510 Humanities Through the Arts (3) 

(Telecourse) and/or any 
course from the following: 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

Parte 

Literature of the U.S. I to 1 860 (3) 

Literature of the U.S. n 1860 (3) 
to Present 

Art Appreciation (3) 

History of Art I (3) 

History of Art n (3) 

European Art and Architecture (3) 
in combination with HUM 1950) 

Art of the Western World (Telecourse) (3) 

British Literature I to 1780 (3) 

British Literature II 1780 to Present (3) 

American Cinema (Telecourse) (3) 

Contemporary Literature (3) 

Worid Literature I (3) 

Worid Literature II (3) 

Jazz History and Appreciation (3) 

Music History and Appreciation (3) 

Introduction to Philosophy (3) 

Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3) 

Ethics (3) 
Worid Religions (3) 

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 1 101. ENC 1 102, HUM 2210, HUM 2230, HUM 2510, 
HUM 2930, HUM 1950, HUM 2950, WOH 1012, 
WOH 1023, WOH 1030 



AML 


2010 


AML 


2020 


ARH 


1000 


ARH 


1050 


ARH 


1051 


ARH 


1950 


(first time tour/must take 


ARH 


2052 


ENL 


2012 


ENL 


2022 


ENG 


2100 


LIT 


2090 


LIT 


2110 


LIT 


2120 


MUH 


2018 


MUL 


1110 


PHI 


2010 


PHI 


2100 


PHI 


2600 


REL 


2300 


THE 


2100 



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 intensive (designated as "W" in the Schedule of Classes) sat- 
isfy the writing requirement. 

SOCIAL SCIENCES: 9 Credits hours 

Course selection must include one World Civilization course (either 
EUH 1000, EUH 1001, WOH 1012, WOH 1023, or WOH 1030). 

Anthropology 



.ANT 
ANT 



Economics 

ECO 

ECO 

Education 

EDF 

EDG 

EME 



1410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) 

1511 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3) 

2013 Economics I (3) 

2023 Economics 11 (3) 

2005 Introduction to Education (3) 

2701 t Teaching Diverse Populations (3) 

2040 t Introduction to Educational Technology (3) 



t May not fulfill social science requirements at some state universities. 

Geography 

GEA 2010 

GEA 2040 



Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere 
Geography of the Western Hemisphere 



History 



AMH 2010 History of the United States to 1 865 

AMH 2020 History of the United States, 

1 865 to Present 

AMH 2070 Horida History 

AMH 2091 African- American History 

EUH 1000 The Western Tradition I (Telecourse) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

EUH 1 00 1 The Western Tradition II (Telecourse) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

WOH 1012 History of Worid Civilization to 1 500 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 
WOH 1023 History of World Civilization 

1500-1815 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 
WOH 1 030 History of World Civilization, 

1815 to Present 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in 
communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

Human Services 

HUS 1001 Introduction to Human Services 



(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

written 

(3) 
written 

(3) 
written 

(3) 
written 

(3) 
written 



(3) 



Political Science 






POS 


2041 


American National Government 


(3) 


POS 


2112 


American State and Local Politics 


(3) 


INR 


2002 


International Relations 


(3) 


Psychology 








CLP 


1000 


Personal and Social Adjustment 


(3) 


DEP 


2004 


Human Growth and Development 


(3) 


DEP 


2102 


Child Psychology 


(3) 


DEP 


2302 


Adolescent Psychology 


(3) 



84 



INP 


2301 


Human Relations in Business 
and Industry 


PSY 


2013 


General Psychology I 


PSY 


2014 


General Psychology 11 



(3) 

(3) 
(3) 



Sociology 

SYG 

SYG 

SYG 



1000 Introduction to Sociology 
1010 Contemporary Social Problems 
2430 Marriage and the Family 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



MATHEMATICS: 6 Credits 

Those students who wish to satisfy the minimum of six hours specified by general education requirements for the A A 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 6A- 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 B 

(3) MAC 

(3) MAC 

(4) MAC 

MGF 

STA 

These advanced mathematics courses may also be used to meet the AA mathematics requirements: 



Column A 

MAC 

MGF 

STA 



1105 
1106 
2023 



College Algebra 
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 
Introductory Statistics 



1 105 College Algebra 

1114 Trigonometry 

1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 

1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 

2023 Introductory Statistics 



MAC 1147 



MAC 2233 



MAC 2311 



Precalculus Algebra/ 
Trigonometry 
Calculus of Business / 
Social Science 
Calculus w/ Analytic 
Geometry I) 



(5) 



(4) 
(4) 



.MAC 2312 Calculus w/ Analytic 

Geometry 11 
. MAC 23 1 3 Calculus w/ Analytic 

Geometry III 
.MAP 2302 Differential Equations 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(4) 

(4) 
(4) 
(4) 



NATURAL SCIENCES: 6 Credit hours 

A student must complete six hours of science, including associated laboratory, in order to fulfill the Natural Science requirement. A "C" designation 
after the course number indicates that the lab is "combined" with the class. 

Note: A better foundation in science is provided by taking related science courses in sequential semesters. 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(3) 

(1) 
(4) 
(4) 
(6) 
(6) 



COMPUTING SKILLS 

All degree-seeking students must demonstrate their competence in the basic 
use of computers by completing ENC 1 101 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 qualify for elective credit. 

Total Elective Hours: 24 



BSC 


1050C 


Man and the Environment 


BSC 


1051C 


Ecosystems of South Florida 


GLY 


1000 


Earth Revealed & L 
(Telecourse) 


ISC 


lOOlC 


Foundations of 
Interdisciplinary Science 


ISC 


1002C 


Foundations of 
Interdisciplinary 
Science n 


OCE 


lOOlC 


Oceanography I: A 
Multidisciplinary Science 


OCE 


1002C 


Oceanography II: A 
Multidisciplinary Science 


AST 


2002 


Universe: The Infinite Frontier 
(Telecourse) 


AST 


2002L 


Universe: The Infinite Frontier Lab 


AST 


2005 


Astronomy I & L 


AST 


2006 


Astronomy II & L 


GLY 


1010 


Physical Geology & L 


GLY 


1100 


Historical Geology & L 



as a co-requisite or prerequisite 



BOT 


2010C 


MCB 


2013C 


BSC 


1010 


BSC 


1011 


BSC 


1093C 


BSC 


1094C 


OCB 


2010 


ZOO 


2010 


CHM 


2030 


CHM 


2033L 


CHM 


2045 


CHM 


2046 


CHM 


2210 


CHM 


2211 


PHY 


1053 


PHY 


1054 


PHY 


2048 


PHY 


2049 



tial, or require another science or m< 


ith course 


^uisite: 




Botany 


(4) 


Microbiology 


(5) 


Biological Science I & L 


(6) 


Biological Science II & L 


(6) 


Anatomy / Physiology I & L 


(6) 


Anatomy / Physiology 11 & L 


(6) 


Marine Biology & L 


(6) 


Zoology & L 


(6) 


Intro to Chemistry & L 


(6) 


Chemistry Lab for Health Science 


(1) 


General Chemistry I & L 


(6) 


General Chemistry II & L 


(6) 


Organic Chemistry I & L 


(6) 


Organic Chemistry 11 & L 


(6) 


Fundamentals / Physics I & L 


(6) 


Fundamentals / Physics n & L 


(6) 


General Physics I & L 


(6) 


General Physics 11 & L 


(6) 



CLAST 

All degree-seeking students need to satisfy the requirement of the CLAST. 

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. 



85 



HEALTH & WELLNESS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY COURSES 

CREDITS Florida State Universities may require students to take courses that have 

Students may elect to take up to six hours of health and wellness courses an international or diversity focus. These are designated with an "I" after 

as elective credit toward graduation. Students are cautioned that such 'he course descriptions. 

credits will transfer to Florida universities only to the degree that Total AA Credit Hours: 60 

the individual 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. 



86 



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, mathematics, history, etc.) are 
to be selected from the General Education Requirements for the Associ- 
ate in Arts Degree on pages 84-86. The student must meet all require- 
ments 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) 

CGS 1 1(X) Microcomputer Skills (4) 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming with Visual Basic (3) 

COP 1224 Programming with C-i-i- (3) 

COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ (3) 

CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management (3) 

RECOMMENDED PROGRAM ELECTIVES 

(8 Credit Hours) 

Computer Science Elective (5) (Choose computer courses at the 2000 
level, with CGS or COP prefix) 
Electives (3) 



Golf Course Operations Program 
A.A. Degree U.F. Track 



Students may now pursue the Associates in Arts Degree with an emphasis in Golf Course Operations. Through a cooperative agreement between Edison 
Community College and the University of Florida, students who complete this degree will be granted admission into the College of Agriculture and Life 
Sciences at the University of Florida to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Turfgrass Science. 



GENERAL EDUCATION 

General education courses are to be selected according to the General 
Education Program Guide for the Associate in Arts Degree on pages 
84-86 of the College Catalog. Students must fulfill all requirements for 
obtaining the Associate in Arts Degree. 

Hours 
Communications 9 

Humanities 6 

Social Sciences 9 

Mathematics 6 

Natural Science 6 

Students must complete the following prerequisite courses before 
transferring to the University of Florida. 

PREREQUISITES 



CHM 2045 General Chemistry I 

CHM2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory 

BSC 1010 Biological Science I 

BSC lOlOL Biological Science I Laboratory 

BSC 1 1 1 Biological Science n 

BSC 101 IL Biological Science II Laboratory 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 

MAC 1114 Trigonometry 



Hours 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 



Students must also complete a minimum of 12 credit hours taken 
from the following list of Program and Employment Core classes. 



PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT CORE 

GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science I 
GCO 1743 Golf Course Design and Construction 
GCO 244 1 Integrated Pest Management for Turf I: 

Insect Pests of Turf 
GCO 2442 Integrated Pest Management for Turf II: 

Diseases of Turf 
GCO 2500 Environmental Issues in Golf Course Construction 

and Management 
GCO 293 1 Turfgrass Management Seminar 
SOS 1 005 Biology of Turf Soils 
SOS 1401 Physics and Chemistry of Turf Soils 



Hours 
3 



87 



Distance Learning Courses 



Distance Learning courses at Edison Community Col- 
lege are credit courses which are academically equivalent 
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 
generally 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-cam- 
pus 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 profes- 
sor is assigned to each course. 

The majority of Edison telecourses are available 
through video checkout for the entire semester at the Learn- 
ing Resources circulation desk at each campus location. 
Hendry-Glades students can obtain this service at the Edison 
Center in LaBelle. Courses are also available for viewing 
in the Learning Resource Centers. Course offerings vary 
from term to term and are listed in the current class sched- 
ule and on a telecourse flyer. See your academic advisor 
for more information. 

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 class- 
mates 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 Col- 
lege transcript. 

Blended Learning Courses 

In this type of course, several different modes of in- 
structional delivery may be used. For example, a course 
may be delivered to the student through a combination of 
videotaped , online, interactive video, multimedia or print- 
based materials. On-campus sessions will be required for 
orientation, discussion,, labs and/or examinations. These 
courses may also require access to the Internet and include 
a textbook and other materials purchased from the book- 
store. 



Interactive Video Courses 

Interactive video courses utilize two-way audio and 
video technologies to link 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 re- 
quired. 

Interactive Video Physical Therapist Assistant Program 

A Physical Therapist Assistant Program is offered in 
partnership with Broward Community College. This pro- 
gram utilizes interactive video technology to allow for two- 
way interactive video classes to be offered simultaneously 
between Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale. This is a limited 
access program with the degree awarded by Broward Com- 
munity College. Admission information is available by call- 
ing the ECC Health Technologies Office at 489-9255. 

Online Opticianry Program 

A program of study leading to Certificates in Oph- 
thalmic Laboratory Technology (24 credits) and Eye Care 
Technology (48 credits) as well as the AS Degree in 
Opticiamy is offered in partnership with Hillsborough Com- 
munity College. Courses in this program are offered both 
online and in the classroom. This is a limited access pro- 
gram with the degree awarded by Hillsborough Commu- 
nity College. Admission information is available by calling 
the ECC Health Technologies Office at (239)-489-9255. 

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 1 102 *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 Westem World) 
HUM 25 10 *Humanities Through the Arts 

(writing intensive) 
PHI 2600 Ethics 

Social Science 9 credit hours 

AMH 20 1 History of the United States to 1 865 

(American Adventure) (3) 

AMH 2020 History of the United States 1 865 to the Present 

(American in Perspective) (3) 

ANT 1410 Introduction Cultural Anthropology 

(Faces of Culture) (3) 



(3) 

(3) 
(3) 



88 



CLP 1000 



DEP 2004 



DEP 2102 

ECO 2013 

ECO 2023 

EDF 2005 

EME 2040 

EDG 2701 

EUH 1000 

EUH 1001 

POS 2041 

PSY 2013 

SYG 1000 



SYG 
SYG 



1010 
2430 



Personal and Social Adjustment 

(Psychology of Happiness) 

Human Growth and Development 

(Development Through the Lifespan in 

Action) 

Child Psychology (Time to Grow) 

Economics (Choices & Change Macro) 

Economics n (Choices & Change Micro) 

Intro to Education 

Intro to Educational Technology 

Teaching Diverse Populations 

*Westem Tradition I (The Western Tradition) 

(vmting intensive) 

♦Western Tradition II (The Western Tradition) 

(writing intensive) 

American National Goverrmient 

(Government by Consent) 

General Psychology (Psychology: 

Study of Human Behavior) 

Introduction to Sociology 

(Sociological Imagination) 

Contemporary Social Problems 

Marriage & Family 





Electives 


24 credit hours** 


(3) 


CCJ 


1010 


Intro to Criminology 


(3) 




CCJ 


1020 


Intro to Criminal Justice 


(3) 




CJE 


1300 


Police Organization & Administration 


(3) 


(3) 


CJL 


2130 


Criminal Procedure & Evidence 


(3) 


(3) 


CGS 


1000 


Computer Literacy 


(3) 


(3) 


CGS 


1100 


Micorcomputer Skills 


(4) 


(3) 


COP 


1000 


Intro to Comp. Programming wA^^B 


(3) 


(3) 


COP 


2800 


Java Programming 


(3) 


(3) 


GEB 


1011 


Introduction to Business 




(3) 






(It's Strictly Business) 


(3) 


(3) 


LIS 


1004 


Internet for college Research 


(1) 




PRE 


1120 


Elementary French I 




(3) 






(French in Action) 


(4) 




ERE 


1121 


Elementary French 11 
(French in Action) 


(4) 


(3) 


HSC 


1130 


Living With Health 
(Living With Health) 


(3) 


(3) 


HCS 


1531 


Medical Terminology 


(3) 




HUN 


1201 


Fundamentals of Health 




(3) 






(Nutritional Pathway) 


(3) 


(3) 


MMC 


1000 


Survey of Mass Communications 


(3) 


(3) 


^T'Vkacf^ 


r'locc^c 


rontiiro fho ctiiHont >/-. »ii-ite> i minimiirr. nf A Hf 


\(\ ii.^rHe 



Natural Science 6 credit hours 



AST 
AST 



(3) 



GLY 
GLY 

OCE 
OCE 



MAT 1033 

MGF 1 106 

MGF 1 107 

STA 2023 



(1) 
(3) 



2002 Astronomy (Universe: The Infinite Frontier) 
2002L Astronomy Lab 

On campus lab required 
1000 Earth Revealed 
lOOOL Earth Revealed Lab 

On campus lab required (I) 

lOOlC Oceanography I (3) 

1002C Oceanography n (3) 

Mathematics 6 credit hours 

MAT 9024 Algebra (College Algebra-Remedial) (6) 

Intermediate College Algebra (4) 

Math for Liberal Arts I (3) 

Math for Liberal Arts n (3) 
Introductory Statistics 

(Introduction to Statistics) (4) 



and earn a grade of "C" or higher. To fulfill the Gordon Rule, the student 

must take ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 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 selective admissions programs. 
Admission to the College does not automatically admit a student 



to these programs 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 equivalency assessment include: Criminal 
Justice Technology, Crime Scene Technology, Emergency Medi- 
cal Services Technology, and Radiologic Technology. 



ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science degree program in Account- 
ing is designed to prepare students to enter public or pri- 
vate accounting in various capacities. Students who 
successfully complete this program will have the knowl- 
edge and skills necessary to sit for two certification exami- 
naUons. 

Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation 
(ACAT) 

The ACAT examination is sponsored by the National 
Society of Public Accountants located in Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia. 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 knowl- 
edge of federal taxation and (2) eligibility to practice be- 
fore the IRS. 



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 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics For Liberal Arts I 3 

ECO 2023 Economics II 3 

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics 4 

*Humanities Elective 

(PHI 2600 recommended) ._3_ 

TOTAL 22 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

ACG 2011 Financial Accounting II 3 

RMI 2001 Principles of Risk Management 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

ECO 2013 Economics 1 3 

TAX 2000 Federal Tax Accounting I 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

ACG 2500 Governmental and 

Not- for- Profit Accounting 3 

TAX 2010 Federal Tax Accounting II 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 5 

TOTAL 42 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 

ELECTIVES: Electives may be selected from any Ac- 
counting, Business, Management, Finance, or Computer 
courses. 

♦Humanities Elective may be chosen from any course listed in the Gen- 
eral Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



90 



BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 



The Business Administration and Management Asso- 
ciate in Science degree program is designed to provide a 
broad foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for stu- 
dents seeking entry-level employment in various fields, and 
for those currently employed in business and desiring ad- 
vancement. 

The degree consists of 1 8 hours of general education 
requirements. 31 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 201 1. ACG 2071 & ECO 2023. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credits 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

ECO 2013 Economics 1 3 

♦Humanities Electives 3 

TOTAL 18 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 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 

GEE 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 Ac- 
counting, Business, Hospitality, Management, Customer Service, 
Computer Technology, Banking, Finance or Real Estate. 

TOTAL 15 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 

Accelerated Format for the Business Administration 
and Management degree: 

The Accelerated Coursework in Business Administra- 
tion and Management is designed specifically for individu- 
als with professional experience who wish to learn 
contemporary supervisory skills while maintaining full-time 
employment. This degree path consists of accelerated credit 
courses that combine in-class instruction with outside 
projects and assignments, allowing each course to be com- 
pleted in just eight weeks. Because students will be assigned 
to faculty-directed study groups, a maximum cohort of 24 
students will be accepted per year. 

Upon completion of the Accelerated Coursework in 
Business Administration and Management, participants will 
have the option to develop an individualized program of 
study toward the Associate in Science degree in Business 
Administration and Management utilizing the previously 
earned college credits from the accelerated format 

Participants will register for three classes in the fall 
and spring semesters and two classes for each summer ses- 
sion. Classes will meet Tuesdays from 6pm - 10pm on the 
Charlotte campus. 







Fall 


Spring 


Summer A 


Summer B 




#1 


GEB 1011 


ACG 1001 


MAC 1105 


ENC 1102 


Yearl 


#2 


ECO 2013 


MAN 2021 


SPC 1600 


ACG 1002 




#3 


CGS 1 100 


ENC 1101 








#1 


ACG 2011 


ACG 2071 


STA 2023 


GEB 1949/2949 


Year 2 


#2 


ECO 2023 


MAC 2233 


BUL 2241 


BUL 2242 




#3 


HUM 


MAR 2011 







Because of the accelerated format of the program, a very high level of maturity and dedication will be required of students, 
and all applicants will be required to: 

• Provide references demonstrating a minimum of two years of full-time employment. 

• Present at least two letters of recommendation regarding the applicant's potential for success in an accelerated program. 

• Meet with college personnel regarding the program requirements. 

• Recognize that all admissions procedures and deadlines as outlined in the Edison Community College Catalog will apply. 



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 Car- 
diovascular Technologist is employed in cardiac catheter- 
ization laboratories, cardiac ultrasound laboratories and in 
cardiac non-invasive laboratories. The Cardiovascular Tech- 
nology Program is fully accredited for invasive cardiology 
by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Edu- 
cation Programs. Our specialty of invasive cardiology will 
prepare the graduate to function in all aspects in the car- 
diac catheterization laboratory. Cardiovascular Technolo- 
gists perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization studies on 
patients in order to quantify cardiac disease including coro- 
nary arteriography, hemodynamic monitoring and analy- 
sis, and electrophysiology studies. They also assist the 
cardiologist in interventional procedures including coro- 
nary angioplasty, rotablator procedures, 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 affili- 
ates needed for the training of students. Students will have 
the opportunity to practice cardiac catheterization proce- 
dures in our "on campus" cath lab prior to entering the clini- 
cal component of the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to 
take the national invasive registry examination as offered 
by Cardiovascular Credentialing International. The success- 
ful candidate will receive the Registered Cardiovascular 
Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential. Students also will have 
the opportunity to gain Echocardiography instruction and 
experience as an elective 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 Pro- 
fessions office at (239)-489-9255. 

First Round Application Deadline: June 1 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 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 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

CHM 2030 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2033L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

PHY 1007 Physics for Health Sciences 3 

MCE 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 

CVT 1200 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2 

CVT 2420C Invasive Cardiology I 4 

CVT 2620C Noninvasive Cardiology I 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 ._6_ 

TOTAL 43 

CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

CVT 262 IC Noninvasive Cardiology 

Il-Echocardiography 4 

TOTAL 4 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 77 

General Education Requirements are included in the re- 
quired sequences listed above. Some students prefer to take 
most or all of their general education courses before enter- 
ing the Cardiovascular sequence. This is recommended, 
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 Gen- 
eral Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful completion 
of the program acceptance process including calculation of 
program admission points, competition with all other 
applicants based on academic transcript evaluation and affec 
live skills demonstration. The clinical enrollment process 
requires satisfactory completion of an immunization and health 
report. '. 



92 



COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS 



The Computer Programming and Analysis degree pro- 
gram is designed to give students a basic foundation in com- 
puter programming and will prepare them for employment 
as entry level programmers in commercial, industrial, and 
governmental institutions. The training is practical in na- 
ture 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 de- 
gree 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 

1 101 Composition 1 3 

1102 Composition II 3 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 

1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical 

Thinking 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL 18 



ENC 
ENC 

SPC 



MGF 



PHI 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Microcomputer Accounting 

Applications 3 

Management Principles 3 

Introduction to Computer 

Programming 3 

Networking Essentials 3 

Programming with C++ 3 

Advanced Programming with C++ 

or 

Advanced Visual 

Basic Programming 3 

Data Systems & 

Management 3 

Computer Hardware & Software 

Maintenance 3 

Database Programming 3 

Computer Science Electives at 

2000 level (2 courses) 6 

Electives 5 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, Computer 
Technology, Office Systems Technology, Drafting and De- 
sign or student internships. 

*Social Science Elective may be chosen from any course listed in the 
General Education Program under Social Science. 



COS 


1100 


SLS 


1331 


ACG 


1002 


MAN 


2021 


COP 


1000 


CDA 


1005 


COP 


1224 


COP 


2222 


COP 


2172 


CIS 


2321 


CGS 


2260 


COP 


2701 




93 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Crime Scene Tecii- 
nology is designed to prepare students for employment in 
fields related to crime scene investigation. The Crime Scene 
Technician locates, preserves, develops, collects, analyzes, 
and presents physical evidence relating to the scene of a 
crime. The program provides students with the necessary 
skills to accurately map out, collect and log evidence, de- 
velop and preserve fingerprints, write reports, and present 
courtroom testimony. Although most crime scene techni- 
cians in Southwest Florida are law enforcement certified, 
more agencies are beginning to use civilians in this posi- 
tion. Job opportunities are enhanced with the ability to 
relocate. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene Tech- 
nology program must be physically able to go into, under, 
on top of, and through many different environmental scenes 
as part of their training. The employment process may in- 
clude an extensive background investigation. A prior crimi- 
nal history may strongly inhibit employment 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 



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 II 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

PHI 2600 Ethics 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology I 3 

♦Natural Science Elective 3 

TOTAL 18 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills or higher 4 

CJT 1110 Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

CJT 2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

CJT 21 1 IC Advanced Crime Scene 

Technology 4 

CJT 2113 Courtroom Presentation of 

Scientific Evidence 3 

CJT 2141 Introduction to Forensics 4 

CJT 2220C Crime Scene Photography I 3 

CJT 2221C Crime Scene Photography II 3 

CJT 2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL 33 

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 60 

*Natural Science elective must be chosen from one of the following 
courses: ISC lOOlC, BSC 1005, BSC 1010, PHY 1053 or, with permis- 
sion of advisor, CHM 2030/2030L. 



IJPI;-^ 




94 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice 
Technology 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 of- 
fices, prisons, areas of juvenile justice, or private industry. 

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. 

The Criminal Justice Academy Bridge Program 

This program is designed for student successfully com- 
pleting Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Crimi- 
nal Justice Standards & Tranining Commission Basic 
Recruit Academies in Law Enforcement and/or Corrections. 
The program is designed to articulate CJSTC academy post- 
secondary adult vocational (PSAV) training into the 
Assocate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Techology. 

Upon completon of program prerequisites, qualified 
students are eligible for up to 16 hours of elective credit in 
the AS degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Selected 
degree core requirements can be met through accelerated 
study. Requirements will include research projects and es- 
says. Coursework earned through the Academy Bridge pro- 
gram will demonstrate advanced, independent, and critical 
thinking skills expected within college level coursework. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Prior to admissions to the Criminal Justice Academy Bridge 
program, the student must: 

1. Complete an orientation appointment with the 
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. 

2. Produce proof of eligibility for Florida certificatii 
as a Law Enforcement and/or Corrections Officer 

3. Complete all college entrance requirements. 

4. Declare their major in the Criminal Justice Associate 
in Science degree. 

5. Complete at least 16 credit hours of coursework at 
Edison Community College. ^^H 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra or 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

♦Humanities 

(PHI 2600 Ethics recommended) 3 

*Social Science 3 

TOTAL 15 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

CJL 2100 Criminal Law 3 

CJL 2130 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3 

CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections 3 

CJT 1110 Introduction to Crime Scene Technology 3 

CJT 2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminology 3 

CCJ 2500 Juvenile Delinquency 3 

CJE 1300 Police Organization and Administration 3 

SPC 1600 Speech or 

CJD 2501 Instructor Techniques 3-5 

TOTAL 30-32 

SPECIFIED ELECTIVES: 

Choose from any course listed under the following 
prefixes: CJD, CJT, DEP EMS, FFP BUS, INP PLA, 
POS, PSY, SYG, or any foreign language course, or any 
qualifying criminal justice academy bridge award 10 

GENERAL ELECTIVE: 7-9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 

♦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. 



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 Hy- 
giene 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 be- 
gin in the Fall term. The program is comprised of general 
education courses, dental hygiene courses and clinical prac- 
tice. 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 Den- 
tal 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 association 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 ad 
missions points, competition with all other applicants based 
on academic transcript evaluation and affective skills demon 
stration. The enrollment process requires satisfactory 
completion of an immunization and health report. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 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 I 2 

DEH 1003L Dental Hygiene I Pre-clinic 3 

DES 1200C Radiology 3 

DEH 1802 Dental Hygiene II 2 

DEH 1802L Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3 

DEH 1602 Periodontics 2 

DES llOOC Dental Materials 3 

DES 2830C Expanded Functions Lab 2 

DEH 1 130 Oral Histology & Embryology 2 

DEH 2300 Pharmacology 2 

DEH 2400 General and Oral Pathology 2 

DEH 2804 Dental Hygiene III 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 5 

TOTAL 54 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 88 

*Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the Gen- 
eral Education Program Guide under Humanities. 




96 



DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 



The Drafting and Design Technology Associate in Sci- 
ence Degree Program is designed to give students the nec- 
essary training and background for careers of a technical 
nature. The courses are designed to qualify students, through 
specialized and intensive instruction, for many technical 
positions. 

The degree consists of 1 8 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 de- 
gree 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: JH 

NONE H 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

tSocial Science Elective 3 

***Humanities Elective 3 

♦Natural Science Elective 3 

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 

OST 2335 **Business Communications 

or 
ENC 1 102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

COS 1363 Geographic Information Systems 

or 

BCN 1272 Blueprint Reading 3 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 

or 
ETD 1 103C Engineering Graphics I (CAD) 4 

TOTAL 27 



SPECIALIZATIONS: 

Credit 
Hours 

TOTAL 17 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 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 3 

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 1 230C 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 3 

TOTAL 17 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from: SUR 1 lOOC, SUR 2140C, 
ETD 1541, ETD 1220, CGS 1100, MAC 1140 or MAC 
11 14, ART 2602C, OST 1140, CGS 1364, GEB 1949. 

♦Students can choose one of the following: ISC lOOlClSC 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. 

tSocial 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 Pro- 
grams are designed to prepare the student to become a com- 
petent 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 Emer- 
gency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

To be eligible to sit for the Horida EMT-Basic exam, stu- 
dents must successfully complete the EMT-Basic Program. 
To be eligible to sit for the Florida Paramedic exam, the stu- 
dent must be currently certified as a Florida EMT-B and suc- 
cessfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Program. 

Students may obtain an Associate of Science Degree 
in Emergency Medical Services Technology. General Edu- 
cation 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. 

The EMT-Basic program has limited enrollment due 
to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each ap- 
plicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the 
admission requirements. The criteria for admission is avail- 
able through the program office by calling (239) 489-9392. 
First Round Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - 
June 1, Spring Semester - October 1 

The EMT-Paramedic program has limited enrollment 
due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each 
applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the 
admission requirements. The criteria for admission is avail- 
able through the program office by calling (239) 489-9392. 
First Round Application Deadlines: Fall Semester (Fort 
Myers) - June 1, Spring Semester (Punta Gorda) - 
October 1, Summer Semester (Naples) - February 1 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program encompass 
successful completion of a program application documenting the 
following criteria: a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, 
current CPR certification (either AHA BLS for Healthcare 
Providers or ARC-Professional Rescuer), and completion of 
FCLEPT Testing (utilize the SAIL Program prior to testing). 
Once maximum enrollment has been reached, a waiting list 
will be created for eligible candidates based on a first-come 
first-served basis. This list will be held in the EMS Coordinator's 
office. 



Admission requirements for the Paramedic Program 
encompass successful completion of a program application 
documenting the following criteria: Evidence of current 
Florida EMT-Basic certification (or eligible for certifica- 
tion-must be Florida certified within 90 days of beginning 
EMS 267 1 ), current CPR certification, grade point average 
(GPA) of 2.0 or higher, and completion of FCLEPT tesfing 
with no DLA hold(s). BSC 1093C with a minimum grade 
of "C" must be completed prior to registration into EMS 
267 1 . Once maximum enrollment has been reached, a wait- 
ing list will be created for eligible candidates based on a 
first-come first-served basis. This list will be held in the 
EMS Coordinator's office. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 

or 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 1 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II ._5_ 

TOTAL 22 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care .... 3 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of EMC Lab 5 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship 2 

EMS 2411 Emergency Department Clinicals 1 

EMS 2671 Paramedic 1 3 

EMS 2671L Paramedic I 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 1 2 

EMS 2655 Paramedic Field Internship 11 2 

EMS 2656 Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

EMS 2649 Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

EMS 2647 Advanced Airway Management 2 

MNA 2345 Supervision 

or 

FFP 2720 Fire Company Officer Leadership 3 

TOTAL 51 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 73 

A student who has completed a hospital-based or vocafional 
technical center-based program accredited by the Commis- 
sion on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs and is 
Florida certified as an EMT-B or Paramedic may saUsfy 
the career core requirements through successful comple- 
tion of EMS 1810-EMS Equivalency Assessment. 

*Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the Gen- 
eral Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



98 



FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science degree in Fire Science Tech- 
nology is designed to provide advanced educational oppor- 
tunities 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 interested in expand- 
ing career opportunities in the field of fire science. Fire Sci- 
ence Technology courses are designed to fit into the work 
schedule of employed fire service personnel. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Florida Firefighting Minimum Standards training is «B 

recommended, but not required. ^| 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition U 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL 15 



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 1 3 

Hazardous Materials I 3 

Hazardous Materials II 3 

Fire Service Hydraulics 3 

TOTAL 39 

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 6 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 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. 



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 




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 knowl- 
edge base with respect to all golf course related turfgrass 
management 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: 

^ONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

♦Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL 15 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

GCO 1201 Basic Golf Course Mechanics 3 

GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science I 3 

GCO 2931 Turfgrass Management Seminar 3 

GCO 2431 Irrigation and Drainage 3 

GCO 2441 Integrated Pest Management 

for Turf 1: 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 I 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 Gen- 
eral 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 122. 




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 pro- 
gram combines a solid foundation in traditional 
programming skills with those skills required for Internet 
based client/server applications development. 

The degree consists of 18 hours of general education 
requirements, and 45 hours of degree core requirements. 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this de- 
gree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree program. 
Please contact the Edison University Center at 489-9295 
for further information. 



COP 


1822 


COP 


2800 


COP 


2823 


COP 


2830 


CGS 


1100 


COP 


1000 


COP 


1224 


CIS 


2321 


COP 


2172 


CDA 


1005 


CDA 


2524 


SLS 


1331 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Internet Programming - HTML 4 

Java Programming 3 

Internet Programming - 

Server-Side Scripting 3 

Internet Programming - 

Advanced Scripting 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

Programming with C++ 3 

Data Systems and Management 3 

Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

Networking Essentials 3 

Linux Internet Servers 4 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 6 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalo 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES^ 

NONE 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, Computer 
Technology, GST, Drafting and Design or student intern- 
ships. 



ENC 
ENC 

SPC 



MGF 



INP 



PHI 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1 101 Composition I 3 

1 102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher 3 

2301 Human Relations in Business 

and Industry 3 

2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

TOTAL 18 




101 



NETWORKING SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Networking Ser- 
vices Technology is designed to prepare students for em- 
ployment as a Network Administrator and other networking 
positions. Upon completing the program, the students will 
be able to design, implement, and manage local area and 
wide area networks based on several network operating 
systems. The students will be trained utilizing industry stan- 
dards, business platforms and operating systems. To en- 
able the student to work effectively in modern business 
environments, the program stresses the development of stu- 
dent skills in written and oral communication, human rela- 
tions, management and business operations. 

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 de- 
gree 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. 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Networking Essentials 3 

Microsoft Windows Server 3 

Linux Internet Servers 4 

Internetworking with Cisco Routers 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Computer Hardware & 

Software Maintenance 3 

Data Systems and Management 3 

Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

Introduction to Business 3 

Management Principles 3 

Computer Keyboarding 3 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 7 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, Computer 
Technology, GST, Drafting and Design or student intern- 
ships. 

*Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



CDA 


1005 


CDA 


2500 


CDA 


2524 


CDA 


2525 


CGS 


1100 


CGS 


2260 


CIS 


2321 


COP 


1000 


GEB 


1011 


MAN 


2021 


*OST 


1140 


SLS 


1331 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE J 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 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 clini- 
cal practice, including community agencies, acute care 
institutions, and long-term care facilities. Graduates of the 
program possess the knowledge, values, and skills essen- 
tial 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 Pro- 
gram. The former is offered on the Lee and Collier 
campuses. The latter is available on the Lee, Charlotte, and 
Collier campuses for students who already hold licensure 
as an LPN, or certification as a paramedic, registered res- 
piratory 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 Cy- 
press 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 Com- 
mission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33"* Floor, New York, 
New York 10006, phone (800)669-1656. 

ADMISSION 

The Basic Nursing Program and the Advanced Place- 
ment Nursing Program are selective admission, limited 
enrollment programs. Admission to Edison Community 
College does not imply acceptance into either Nursing Pro- 
gram. 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 available spaces, meet- 
ing all admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance 
into any of the Nursing Programs. 

Final selection of accepted students is 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, are offered ad- 
mission 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 pro- 
gram 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 applications, 
deadline dates, and enrollment limits. 

Admission to the Advanced Placement Program oc- 
curs on each campus annually. 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS 

Applicants who have attended another RN program in 
the past year may apply for admission to the Edison Com- 
munity College nursing programs, provided that they sup- 
ply 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 test- 
ing 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 ap- 
plication. Any transfer nursing student must complete a 
minimum of 18 credit hours at ECC in order to graduate 
from Edison's ASN program. 

Students who have been academically dismissed from 
another nursing program are not eligible to apply to Edison's 
Nursing Programs.. 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS 

1. General Education Courses 

A student must earn a minimum grade of "C" or above 
in all general education courses required in the Nurs- 
ing Program. General education courses may be taken 
prior to entering the nursing program and must be com- 
pleted prior to beginning the last semester of nursing 
course work. Any course with a grade of "D" or below 
must be repeated. 

2. Registration for Nursing Courses 

In order to enroll in a course with an NUR prefix, a 
student must be officially accepted into the Nursing 
Program. Any exceptions to this policy require writ- 
ten approval of the Director of Nursing. 

3. 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. 



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Academic Progression 

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 components 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. 
Graduation Requirement 

Satisfactory completion of the 72 semester hours of 
approved credit with a grade of "C" or higher is re- 
quired to graduate. 



6. 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 August 31 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES*: 

Credit 
Hours 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

MAC 1105** College Algebra 3 

TOTAL 8 

*Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE applying to the Nursing Program 
Program prerequisites are part of the General Education Requirements. 
**May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College Algebra 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 

HUM *Any Humanities course 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 5 

MCE 2013C Microbiology 5 

TOTAL 22 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS:** 

Credit 
Hours 

NUR 1010 Introduction to Nursing 2 

NUR 1022/ 

1022L Fundamentals of Nursing 5 

NUR 1023L Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum 1 

NUR 1061C Health Assessment 3 

NUR 1142 Intro Pharm & Math Calc 1 

NUR 1211/ 

121 IL Adult Nursing I 7 

NUR 1511 Introduction to Mental Health 

Concepts in Nursing 1 

NUR 2140 Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

NUR 2260/ 

2260L Advanced Adult Nursing II 7 

NUR 2310/ 

2310L Pediatric Nursing Concepts 4 

NUR 2424/ 

2424L Maternal Nursing Concepts 3 

NUR 2523 Mental Health Concepts Across 

the Lifespan 1 

NUR 2530 Nursing for Clients with Major 

Mental Health Disorders 1 

NUR 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 admission to 

Nursing program. 

Total Cost - approximately $6,086.19. See Nursing Department for details. 



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NURSING 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM 

Application Deadline: Contact Nursing Office on respective campuses. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

h Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



BSC 1093C 
BSC 1094C 
ENC 1101 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES*: 

Credit 
Hours 

Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

Anatomy & Physiology II 5 

English Composition I 3 



MAC 1105** College Algebra 3 

TOTAL 16 

Successful completion of NLN Nursing Mobility Exam 

Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE admission to the Career 
Core 

Program prerequisites are part of the General Education Requirements 
**May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College Algebra 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

HUM *Any Humanities course 3 

MCB 2013C Microbiology 5 

TOTAL 14 




NUR 
NUR 

NUR 



1062C 
1204/ 
1204L 
1511 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS:** 

Credit 
Hours 

Health Assessment & Skills Practicum 3 



NUR 1932 



Transitional Nursing Concepts 5 

Introduction to Mental Health 

Concepts in Nursing 1 

Advanced Placement Seminar 1 

Advanced Placement Credit 

(Awarded after successful 

completion of NUR 1062C, 

NUR 1204/1204L, NUR 1932 10 

Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

Advanced Adult Nursing II 7 

Pediatric Nursing Concepts 4 

Maternal Nursing Concepts 3 

Mental Health Concepts Across 

The Lifespan 1 

Nursing for Clients with Major 

Mental Health Disorders 1 



Professional Issues and Role 

Development/Nursing 

Preceptorship 4 

TOTAL 42 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 72 

**Nursing Requirements are currently under revision and subject to 
change. 

Length of Program - approximately one and one half years after admis- 
sion 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. 



NUR 2140 


NUR 2260/ 


2260L 


NUR 2310/ 


2310L 


NUR 2424/ 


2424L 


NUR 2523 


NUR 2530 


NUR 2810/ 


2810L 



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OPTICIANRY PROGRAM 



The Opticianry Program is made possible via an inter- 
institutional agreement between Edison Community Col- 
lege and Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in 
Tampa, Florida. Edison Community College offers the gen- 
eral education portion of the degree and assists in the teach- 
ing of the vision care courses. The degree is granted by 
Hillsborough Community College. The program is deliv- 
ered via distance learning technology combined with cam- 
pus 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 affiUate 
sites. Graduates of the program are eligible to take state 
and national certification and/or licensure exams for opti- 
cians. 

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commis- 
sion on Opticianry Accreditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: ^^ 

None iH 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Composition 1 3 

Ethics or any Humanities Elective 3 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

General Psychology 3 

Introduction to Sociology 3 

TOTAL 15 



Group I 

ENC 1101 
PHI 2600 

Group II 

MGF 1106 

Group III 

PSY 2012 
SYG 1000 



Program Requirements (The sequence may vary) 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 2204 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab 1 3 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens 1 3 

TOTAL 13 

FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Lab I 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Lab I 3 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical I 2 

TOTAL 14 

FIRST YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical II 2 

TOTAL 4 

SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 2461L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab II 3 

OPT 1430L Ophthalmic Lab II 3 

OPT 2501 Contact Lens Theory II 2 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical III 2 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

TOTAL 12 

SECOND YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 2910 Directed Research 3 

OPT 2501L Contact Lens Lab II 2 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinicical IV 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Lab I 2 

OPT 2463L Ophthalmic Skills Lab I 2 

TOTAL 11 

SECOND YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2030 Ophthalmic Board Review 1 

OPT 2502L Contact Lens Lab III 1 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Lab II 1 

TOTAL 3 

TOTAL CREDITS HOURS: 72 



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PARALEGAL STUDIES 



(LEGAL ASSISTING) 

The Paralegal Studies Program is designed for students 
seeking a professional career in a law-related field. The 
program trains students in many diverse areas of law. Sub- 
jects 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 man- 
age law office operations, assume certain routine duties of 
attorneys and directly assist attorneys in handling legal prob- 
lems. Other roles may include performing legal research, 
developing new procedures, and drafting of documents. 

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 le- 
gal assistant as "a person, qualified by education, training 
or work experience who is employed or retained by a law- 
yer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other 
entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive 
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 Cataloj 



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 respective categories in the General Education 
Program Guide. 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

BUL 2241 Business Law I 3 

CJL 2100 Criminal Law 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

GEB 1949 Internship Work Experience I 3 

PLA 1003 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 

PLA 1103 Legal Research and Writing I 3 

PLA 2114 Legal Research and Writing II 3 

PLA 2200 Litigation 3 

PLA 2202 Torts 3 

PLA 2600 Wills, Trusts, and Probate 3 

PLA 2610 Real Estate Law 3 

PLA 2800 Family Law 3 

TOTAL 37 

ELECTIVES: 9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 




107 



PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM 



The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is delivered 
to the students at Broward and Edison Community College 
via distance learning technology. Upon successful comple- 
tion of the program, an associates degree is granted by 
Broward Community College. Lectures are broadcast in real 
time so that all sites participate in lecture classes together. 
The individual sites manage lab sessions. The clinical edu- 
cation component of the program is managed by the Aca- 
demic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the Broward site. 

The program provides the student with the opportu- 
nity to develop technical skills relative to physical therapy 
through planned clinical, classroom and laboratory experi- 
ences. The graduate will be prepared to provide a variety 
of services under the direction and guidance of a supervis- 
ing physical therapist. 

The core physical therapty coursework (PHT courses) 
is 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 Commission on Accreditation in Physi- 
cal Therapy Education. A licensing examination is required 
upon completion of the two year program. The student shall 
be eligible for an appropriate membership category in the 
American Physical Therapy Association during enrollment 
as well as upon graduation from the program. 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis through- 
out the year. For mor information call (239) 489-9255. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 
None 

Criteria for Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant 
Program: 

• Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 

• Complete Pre-Health Science Core requirements prior 
to the start of the PHT courses in Term I, August. The 
Health Core can be taken through Broward Commu- 
nity College following acceptance into the program. 
The additional required certificates can be completed 
through Edison Continuing Education: Baic Life Sup- 
port, HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, and OSHA. 

Requirements for the Physcial Therapist Assistant 
Associate in Science: 

• Complete a minimum of 74 semester hours of credit 
and a degree grade point average of 2.0 or higher. 

• Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or 
higher: 



Ail students are encouraged to utilize the Sail Program 
prior to FCELPT Testing 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

First Year Summer Term 

BSC 1005 Intro to Biological Sciences 3 

ENC 1101 Composition] 3 

CGS 1500 Word Processing Applications 1 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

TOTAL 12 

First Year Term I 

PHT 1010 Physical Principles for PTA 1 

PHT 1200 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3 

PHT 1200L Introduction to PT Lab 1 

PHT 1103 Anatomy for PTA 3 

PHT 1103L Anatomy for PTA Lab 1 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

PHT 1 300 Survey of Pathological Deficits 4 

TOTAL 18 

First Year Term II 

HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 3 

PHT 121 1 Disabilities and Thera. Proc. I 2 

2 

PHT 121 IL Disabilities and Thera. Proc. I Lab 2 

PHT 1350 Basic Pharmacology 1 

PHT 2224 Disabilities and Thera. Proc. 11 3 

3 

PHT 2224L Disabilities and Thera. Proc. II Lab 2 

MAT 9024 Introduction to Algebra 

Note: MAT 90 1 2 & MAT 9020 Sequence accepted 

TOTAL 13 

First Year Term III 

PHT 1801L Clinical Practicum I 2 

PHT 1020 Therapeutic Comm. for PTA ._2_ 

TOTAL 4 

Second Year Term I 

PHT 2810L Clinical Practicum II 6 

PHT 2162 Survey of Neurological Deficits 4 

PHT 2120 Applied Kinesiology 2 

PHT 2120L Applied Kinesiology Lab 1 

PSY 2012 General Psychology .J_ 

TOTAL 16 

Second Year Term II 

PHT 2704 Rehabilitative Procedures 2 

PHT 2704L Rehabilitative Procedures Lab 1 

PHT 2820L Clinical Practicum III 5 

PHT 2931 Transition Seminar 2 

*Elective Humanities 3 

TOTAL 13 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 74 

*Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the Gen- 
eral 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 departments 
of radiology at participating clinical affiliates. 

The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Re- 
view 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. Clini- 
cal assignments are made at hospital affiliates in Lee, Collier 
and Charlotte Counties. Applicants must meet specific ap- 
plication criteria. The enrollment process includes the sub- 
mission of a health report that includes immunization 
requirements. Individuals having a criminal record are en- 
couraged to check with the ARRT for registry eligibility 
by calling 651-687-0048. 

Students are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point av- 
erage 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 cu- 
mulative grade point average is required for graduation. 

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 Catalo 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisites encompass the successful comple- 
tion of the program acceptance process including program- 
level admission points, competition with all other applicants 
based on academic transcript evaluation and affective skills 
demonstration. The enrollment 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: 

Credit 
Hours 

(To be taken before or during the program) 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 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) 

RTE 1000 Introduction to Rad & Patient Care 3 

RTE 1503 Radiographic Positioning I 3 

RTE 1503L Radiographic Positioning I Lab 2 

RTE 1613 Radiographic Physics 4 

RTE 1418 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 1 3 

RTE 1513 Radiographic Positioning II 3 

RTE 1804 Radiology Practicum I 3 

RTE 1457 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II 2 

RTE 1523 Radiographic Positioning III 3 

RTE 1814 Radiology Practicum II 3 

RTE 1573 Radiologic Science Principles 3 

RTE 2563 Special Radiographic Proc/Sectional Anat 3 

RTE 1824 Radiology Practicum III 3 

RTE 1001 Radiographic Pathology/Med Terminology .... 2 

RTE 2385 Radiation Biology/Protection 2 

RTE 2834 Radiology Practicum IV 3 

RTE 2473 Quality Assurance 1 

RTE 2061 Radiologic Technology Seminar 2 

RTE 2844 Radiology Practicum V 2 

RTE 2854 Radiology Practicum VI 2 

TOTAL 52 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 77 

Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the Gen- 
eral 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 professionally certi- 
fied as Registered Technologists by the American Reg- 
istry of Radiologic Technologists may satisfy the career 
core requirements (52 credit hrs.) through successful 
completion of RTE 1951 -Radiologic Technology Equiva- 
lency Assessment. Call the program office at (239) 489- 
91 10 for further details. 



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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 pro- 
gram, students will be registry-eligible respiratory thera- 
pists 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 Thera- 
pists have the opportunity to work in the acute care hospi- 
tal 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 Asso- 
ciation. A freshman class begins each Fall semester. Cur- 
rently, freshmen are accepted each year in June. Class size 
is limited by the number of critical care units of clinical 
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 Profes- 
sions office at (239) 489-9255. The program in Respira- 
tory 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 evaluation and affective skills 
demonstration. The clinical enrollment process requires 
satisfactory completion of an immunization and health report. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

(To be taken before or during the program) 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

CHM 2030 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2033L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

MCB 2013C Microbiology 5 

*Humanities Elective 3 

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 Clinic I 2 

RET 1402 Pulmonary Electronic Instrumentation 2 

RET 2234C Respiratory Care I 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 5 

TOTAL 45 

CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

RET 2934 Topics in Respiratory Care- 
Hyperbaric Oxygen Medical/ 
Technical Aspects 3 

TOTAL 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 76 

*Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the Gen- 
eral Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

I. 




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 cer- 
tificate with a cumulative 2.00 GPA in courses which 
comprise the certificate program. 



2. 
3. 



4. 
5. 



Complete all non-course requirements, if applicable. 
Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the re- 
quired certificate course work at Edison Community 
College. 

Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 
Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 



ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS 



The Accounting Applications Certificate is designed 
to prepare students as accounting clerks or income tax 
preparers. Course work in this certificate program articu- 
lates 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 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

ACG 2011 Financial Accounting II 3 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 15 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 31 



Specialization electives may be chosen from one of the fol- 
lowing 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 9 

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 Asso- 
ciate in Science Degree in Computer Programming and 
Analysis. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

ACG 1002 Microcomputer Accounting 

Applications 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

**OST 1 140 Computer Keyboarding 

or 
**OST 1 100 Beginning Electronic Typing 3 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 15 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 31 



Credit 
Hours 

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 3 

TOTAL 15 

Applications Specialization 

OST 1110 Intermediate Electronic Typing 3 

OST 2714 Word Processing I 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

OST 27 1 7 Word Processing II 
or 

CTS 1500 Desktop Publishing 3 

CGS 2541 Advanced Database Computing 3 

TOTAL 15 

**Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 




113 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Crime Scene Technology Certificate Program is 
designed to provide technical training in the field of crime 
scene investigation. Completion of this program grants an 
Edison Community College based certificate. All required 
course work will transfer into both Crime Scene Technol- 
ogy and Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science 
Degrees. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene Tech- 
nology 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 em- 
ployment process: 

Physical Agility 

Background investigations 

Drug Screening 

Oral Board Interview 

Polygraph and/or Voice Stress Analysis 

Physical Examination 

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 I 3 

CJT 2221C Crime Scene Photography II 3 

CJT 2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

Electives 2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 28 




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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 pro- 
gram is comprised of general education courses, which are 
taken concurrently with the dental assisting core courses. 
The dental assisting core courses are didactic, laboratory, 
and clinical extemships. The general education course work 
is acceptable from any accredited college. The dental as- 
sisting 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 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 Divi- 
sion of Health and Science at (239) 489-9255. 

The students must purchase uniforms, an instrument 
kit, liability insurance, and books. There are fees for tu- 
ition, laboratory, and the national board examination. 

The program is accredited by the American Dental As- 
sociation 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 evaluation and prior degree points. The 
enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of an f 
immunization and health report. Jj 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

SPC 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 1 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 15.5 

TOTAL 40.5 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 46.5 




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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 semes- 
ters only. The EMS Technology Program is accredited by 
the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educa- 
tion Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Com- 
mittee 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 stu- 
dents must be free of all facial hair prior to fit testing for 
the National Institute for Occupational Safety Hazards 
(NlOSH)-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 stu- 
dent will receive a Certificate of Completion from the EMS 
department and the necessary paperwork required to sub- 
mit to the Florida State EMS Office for the Florida EMT- 
Basic Certification Examination. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



The EMT-Basic program has limited enrollment due 
to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each 
applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in 
the admission requirements. The criteria for admission 
is available through the program office by calling (239) 
489-9392. 

First Round Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - 
June 1, Spring Semester - October 1 

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Pro- 
gram encompass successful completion of a program 
application documenting the following criteria: a grade 
point average ( GPA) of 2.0 or higher, current CPR certi- 
fication (either AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers or 
ARC-Professional Rescuer), and completion of FCLEPT 
Testing (utilize the SAIL Program prior to testing). Once 
maximum enrollment has been reached, a waiting list 
will be created for eligible candidates based on a first- 
come first-served basis. This hst will be held in the EMS 
Coordinator's office. 



The courses below must be taken in the same semester 
and on the same campus 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care 3 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care Lab 5 

EMS 2411 Emergency Department Clinicals 1 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship 2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS : 1 1 




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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 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. 

This program prepares individuals to perform visual 
assessment, contact lens fitting and spectacle dispensing 
while working closely with ophthalmologists and optom- 
etrists. 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 Pro- 
gram is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Ac- 
creditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1430L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens 1 3 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing 

Laboratory 1 3 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of 

the Eye 3 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 3 

OPT 246 IL Ophthalmic Dispensing II 

Laboratory 3 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical I 2 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical II 2 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical III 2 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Theory I Laboratory 3 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

OPT 2501 Contact Lens Theory II 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Laboratory I 2 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory n 1 

COS 1107 Introduction to Computers 1 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 48 




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NETWORK SPECIALIST 



The Network Specialist College Certificate is designed 
to prepare students for entry level employment as a local 
area network (LAN) administrator. Upon completion 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 en- 
able the student to work effectively in modern business 
environments, the program stresses the development of 
skills in written and oral communication, human relations, 
management 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. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

TOTAL 3 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

CDA 1005 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2500 Microsoft Windows Server 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 1140 Computer Keyboarding 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

TOTAL 28 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 31 

*Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 




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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 edu- 
cation 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 cam- 
pus 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 opti- 
cal 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 Pro- 
gram is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Ac- 
creditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

None 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens 1 3 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Laboratory I 3 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT xxxx Opticianry Clinical I 2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24 




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PARAMEDIC (EMT-P) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 



The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to pre- 
pare the student to become a competent entry-level para- 
medic in the field of emergency medicine. Upon successful 
completion of the Paramedic Program, the Department of 
EMS will issue to the student the necessary paperwork re- 
quired to submit to the Florida State EMS Office to apply 
for the Florida State Paramedic Certification examination. 

During the Paramedic Program, students will be re- 
quired to complete a two (2) week rotation in an operating 
room of a local hospital. This rotation is in addition to sched- 
uled class laboratory hours. Purchase of an EMS uniform 
shirt and professional liability insurance are required. Stu- 
dents 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 Committee 
on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emer- 
gency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 




The EMT-Paramedic program has limited enroll- 
ment due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. 
Each applicant must meet specific criteria which are 
listed in the admission requirements. The criteria for 
admission is available through the program office by 
calling (239) 489-9392. 

First Round Application Deadlines: Fall Semester 
(Fort Myers) - June 1, Spring Semester (Punta 
Gorda) - October 1, Summer Semester (Naples) - 
February 1 

Admission requirements for the Paramedic Program 
encompass successful completion of a program appli- 
cation documenting the following criteria: Evidence of 
current Florida EMT-Basic certification (or eligible for 
certification-must be Florida certified within 90 days of 
beginning EMS 2671), current CPR certification, 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 267 1. Once maximum enrollment 
has been reached, a waiting list will be created for eli- 
gible candidates based on a first-come first-served ba- 
sis. This list will be held in the EMS Coordinator's office. 



BSC 


1093C 


EMS 


2671 


EMS 


267 IL 


EMS 


2672 


EMS 


2672L 


EMS 


2673 


EMS 


2674 


EMS 


2675 


EMS 


2675L 


EMS 


2654 


EMS 


2655 


EMS 


2656 


EMS 


2649 


EMS 


2647 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Anatomy & Physiology I 5 

Paramedic 1 3 

Paramedic I Lab 2 

Paramedic II 3 

Paramedic II Lab 2 

Paramedic III 4 

Paramedic IV 4 

Paramedic V 3 

Paramedic V Lab 2 

Paramedic Field Internship 1 2 

Paramedic Field Internship II 2 

Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

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 Busi- 
ness 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 3 

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 3 

TOTAL 9 

Marketing Specialization 

MAR 2011 Marketing 3 

MKA 1511 Advertising and Sales Promotion 3 

MKA 2021 Salesmanship 3 

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 OST, Business, Hospi- 
tality, Management, Customer Service, Computer Technol- 
ogy, 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 em- 
ployed 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 management 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 II 3 

GCO 1211C Turf Equipment Diagnostics 1 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 I 3 

GCO 1403 Principles of Turfgrass Science II 3 

GCO 1611 Golf Course Shop Management I 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 be- 
tween Edison Community College and Hillsborough Com- 
munity 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 as- 
sists in the teaching of the vision care courses. The certifi- 
cate is granted by Hillsborough Community College. The 
program is delivered via distance learning technology com- 
bined 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 3 

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 Sys- 
tem. This common numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by participating non-public institu- 
tions. 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 Talla- 
hassee. 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 "statewide course details." 



Example of Course Identifier 

Prefix Level Code Century Digit Decade Digit Unit Digit 

(first digit) (second digit) (third digit) (fourth digit) 



Lab Code 



SYG 



1 







1 







Sociology, 
General 



Freshman Level 
at this institution 



Entry-level 

General 

Sociology 



General Rule for Course Equivalencies 

Equivalent courses at different institutions are idendfied 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 34 different postsecondary institufions. Each insdtution uses 
"SYG_010" to identify its social problems course. The level code 
is the first digit and represents the year in which students nor- 
mally take the course at a specific institution. In the SCNS tax- 
onomy, "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. The "L" represents a labora- 
tory course or the laboratory part of a course, having the same 
prefix and course number without a lab indicator, which may meet 
at a different time or place. 

Transfer of any successfully completed course from one in- 
stitution to another is guaranteed in cases where the course to be 
transferred is equivalent to one offered by the receiving institu- 
tion. Equivalencies are established by the same prefix and last three 
digits and comparable faculty credentials at both institutions. For 
example, SYG 1010 is offered at a community college while the 
same course is offered at a state university as SYG 2010. A stu- 
dent who has successfully completed SYG 1010 at the commu- 
nity college is guaranteed to receive transfer credit for SYG 2010 
at the state university upon transfer. 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 deter- 
mine satisfaction of requirements on the same basis as credit 
awarded to the native students. It is the prerogative of the receiv- 
ing institution to offer transfer credit for courses successfully com- 
pleted which have not been designated as equivalent. 

The Course Prefix 

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major di- 
vision of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or sub-cat- 
egory 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 prefix designation. 



Survey Course Social Problems 



No Laboratory 

component in 

this course 



Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses 

State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.024(1 9), Florida Ad- 
ministrative 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 Educa- 
tion and that participate in the common course designation and 
numbering system, the receiving institudon shall award credit 
for courses satisfactorily completed at the previous participating 
institutions when the courses are judged by the appropriate com- 
mon course designadon and numbering system faculty task forces 
to be academically equivalent to courses offered at the receiving 
institution, including equivalency of faculty credentials, regard- 
less of the public or nonpublic control of the previous institudon. 
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 discredon of the receiving institution: 
A. Courses in the 900-999 series(e.g., HUM 2905) 

Internships, practica, clinical experiences, and study abroad 

courses 

Performance or studio courses in Art, Dance, Theater, and 

Music 

Skills courses in Criminal Justice 

Graduate courses 

Courses not offered by the receiving institution 



B 



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 
and appeals regarding course credit transfer decisions should be 
directed to Kathleen Castagna, Institutional Statewide Course 
Numbering System Contact in the Office of the District Vice Presi- 
dent, Academic Affairs, Edison Community College, or the 
Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation, 1401 
Turiington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. Special 
reports and technical information may be requested by calling 
telephone number (850) 245-0427 or SunCom 205-0427. 

The website may be accessed at http://scns.fldoe.org. 



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Course Descriptions 



ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY 



Enrolled Agents' Examination sponsored by the Internal 
Revenue Service. 



ACG 1001 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I-AA 

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 
accounting cycle, current assets and habilities, merchandis- 
ing 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 
partnerships and corporations. Major emphasis is placed on 
stockholder's equity, long-term habilities, subsidiaries, 
statement of cash flow, and analysis of financial statements. 

ACG 2071 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING-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 performance 
evaluation, budgeting, decision analysis, and just-in-time 
philosophy. 

ACG 2500 GOVERNMENTAL AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT 
ACCOUNTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

This course covers definitions and operations of the various 
funds used in Government and non-profit accounfing: 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 
comprehensive joint income tax return. Current tax law is 
also covered. 

TAX 2010 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING H-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, corporations, 
estates, trusts and other selected topics. It is intended to 
provide the level of knowledge necessary to pass the 



TAX 2401 TRUSTS, ESTATES, AND GIFTS: 
ACCOUNTING 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: 1) fiduciary 
accounting principles and concepts; 2) record keeping 
requirements; 3) various tax reporting requirements, forms, 
and calculations. 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 

(See Science) 

ANTHROPOLOGY 

ANT 1410 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL 
ANTHROPOLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the basic concepts and methods of 
cultural 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 
ANTHROPOLOGY-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 mtroductory 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, 
architecture) from prehistoric times to the European 
Renaissance. (I) 

ARH 1051 HISTORY OF ART II- A A 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, 
architecture) from the European Renaissance to the present. 
(I) 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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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 architectural 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. (I) 

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-dimensional 
design. Fundamental design problems common to the 
visual arts will also be studied. 

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. 

ART 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 
elements, media, materials and concepts. 

ART 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 
encountered in Drawing Iwith more complex problems and 
options. 

ART 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 2601C 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 2751 C CERAMICS II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 2750C 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 2401 C PHOTOGRAPHY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is an introduction to basic aspects of black and 
white photography. Camera, lighting, film processing, 
printing and presentation are studied. Technical printing 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) 



BANKING AND FINANCE 



(See Business/Management/Finance) 



BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 



(See Drafting and Design) 



ART 2501C PAINTING II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 2500C 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. 



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 
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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 payments 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 utilizes a "thought pattern development" 
approach in addressing the logical organization 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 communications. 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 implications 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 
transactions, 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 management, 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 environment. 

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, international 
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; 
techniques 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. 

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 discussed 
are inventory financing, special loan programs, business 
development and advertising, and the public 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 
institutions 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. 

BAN 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 
application to the banking industry. 

BUL 2241 BUSINESS LAW I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop the student's 
understanding 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 regulation, 



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consumer protection, contracts, sales, warranties, personal 
property and bailments. 

BUL 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, 
bankruptcy, partnerships, corporations, real property, wills, 
trusts and other related subjects. 

FIN 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. 

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, developing and managing 
income, consumer expenditures, safeguarding 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 organiza- 
tion. 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 Work 
Experience 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 of any kind or seek desired employment or 
volunteer experiences to incorporate their academic 
learning into a real-world work experience. Participation 
and eligibility 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 H-AA 
Prerequisite: Completion of GEB1949 Internship 
Work Experience I and permission from the Work 
Experience Coordinator. 



HFT 1000 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY 
MANAGEMENT-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, 
personnel, accounting, and sales. Various hospitality 
organizations will be discussed with regard to career 
opportunities, including hotels/motels, restaurants, clubs, 
travel agencies, cruise ships, institutional services, and 
recreational parks. Current and new management concepts 
and practices are presented. 

HFT 1050 TOURISM AND THE HOSPITALITY 
INDUSTRY-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course takes a cross-disciplinary approach to 
examining 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 
recruitment and selection of new staff, the handling of 
difficult employees, motivating employees and conducting 
performance evaluations. 

HFT 1602 ETHICS IN HOSPITALITY 
MANAGEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with an understanding of the 
ethical issues in 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, technological 
change, and the increased cost of energy and transportation. 

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 
performed 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 counse covers the accounting concerns and techniques 
necessary for managerial decisions in the hospitality 
industry. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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 producing 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 obligations. 

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 
theoretical and hands-on training in the process of 
continuous leadership improvement through identifying, 
analyzing, and solving problems that will positively impact 
on customer satisfaction. Management quality is presented 
in a manner that emphasizes principles and practices, 
including 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 improving the 



quality of small firm management and should contribute to 
the success of individual firms. 

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 business 
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 
marketing 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 including 
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 seUing 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 ofllcial verification of program completion 
(transcripts and certificates of completion). 9 Credits 
This course serves as a vehicle to accept any applied 
technology program (900 or more hours) completed in any 
of the technical centers within the College District as 
specified 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 administration. 
Emphasis is placed on staff personnel activities and 
responsibilities of line management in personnel work. 

MNA 2345 SUPERVISION-AS 

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. 



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MTB 1 103 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Placement testing. 

This basic course involves the study of percent calculations 
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 
brokerage 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 Florida 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 1 1 1 1 TELLER OPERATIONS- AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explains the importance of the teller in creating 
and maintaining good customer relations; summarizes the 
requirements for check negotiability and acceptability; 
identifies the different types of savings account ownership 
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. 

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 associations 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, indications, 
contraindications, and their effect on the cardiovascular 
system and cardiac patients. The course also prepares 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 
procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization 
laboratory and the use of the resulting data for patient 
diagnosis. Additional topics include aseptic techniques, 
sterilization, patient assessment, radiography, pharmacol- 
ogy, 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 
catheterization procedures. Students will practice cardiac 
catheterization procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab on 
campus. 

CVT 2421C INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY II-AS 

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 techniques 
used in invasive cardiology. An in-depth presentation of 
various cardiac diseases including coronary artery disease, 
angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, valve diseases, 
cardiomyopathies, pericardial disorders, arrythmias, con- 
genital anomalies and repair procedures is also presented. 
Additionally, students learn the various calculations 
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 
cardiology 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. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



CVT 2621C 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 echocardiography . 
A didactic foundation for echocardiography is presented 
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 HAS 

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 
cardiovascular areas with emphasis on cardiac catheteriza- 
tion, EGG, stress testing, Holter monitoring and an 
introduction to echocardiography. 

CVT 2841L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM III-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, hemody- 
namic monitoring, intra aortic balloon pump, and cardiac 
output measurements. Clinical practice in the cardiac 
catheterization lab includes circulating, scrubbing, record- 
ing and manipulating the imaging equipment during both 
diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures. 

CVT 2842L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM IV-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 
chnical experience and polish their skills in the cardiac 
catheterization laboratory performing all duties involved in 
diagnostic and interventional cases. 

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 
technologist 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 (AGLS). 

CHEMISTRY 

(See Science) 



COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND 

ANALYSIS/ INTERNET SERVICES/ 

NETWORKING 



CDA 



CDA 



1005 NETWORKING ESSENTIALS-AS 

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. 

2500 MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course is a continuation of GDA 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 



4 Credits 



2524 LINUX INTERNET SERVERS-AS 

4 class hours 

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 including 
Domain Name Service, GGI 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 INTERNETWORKING WITH CISCO 
ROUTERS-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 
protocols. The students install and configure multi-protocol 
routers and hosts for IP, Novell and Appletalk. Remote 
access technologies including ISDN and V.90 are 
introduced and communications servers installed and 
configured. 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 computer 
science, engineering, or MIS majors. It is an up-to-date 
survey of information processing technology, computer 
hardware and software systems, and computer applications. 
This class provides the background for students 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 business 
world. The course is progressive through disk operating 
systems, word processing applications, electronic spread- 



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sheets, database management system, and presentation 
software. In addition, students receive a basic foundation in 
business software applications. (This course may be taicen 
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 
applications with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on microcomput- 
ers. 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 microcomput- 
ers. 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 microcomput- 
ers. The course content includes how to create, format, edit, 
save, and access different database files to include an 
introductory explanation of the fourth generation languages 
(4GL). 

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 knowledge 
in the use of the most popular spreadsheet package for 
microcomputers. Students learn advanced programming 
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 microcomputers. 
Students acquire skills commensurate with professional 
database usage in the business community. Subjects 
covered include the database environment controls, 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 
programming 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 information storage 
and retrieval, forms design and control, system testing, and 
security. Topics on cost/benefit analysis 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 

This is a hands-on course covering computer programming 
fundamentals for computer science, engineering and 
information systems students. This course is technical in 
nature, and examines language elements, control structures, 
input/output processing, file processing and data structures 
using a modem object-oriented programming language. 

COP 1224 PROGRAMMING WITH C++-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: MGF 1106 or higher mathematics. 

This course introduces the student to structured 
programming techniques using C++ programming lan- 
guage. Students learn object-oriented C-h-i- 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 
programming skills. 

Students will gain knowledge of various database concepts 
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 
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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



COP 2222 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH C++-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1224 

This course explores the advanced functions of 
programming 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). 

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 applications 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 applications. 
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 utilize the main features of most desktop publishing 
software, including typefaces and type styles, graphics, 
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 tabulation and vertical and 
horizontal centering is presented. Basic production 
problems, including simple communications, reports, and 
tabulations are presented. Students develop a basic speed of 
25-35 words per minute (WPM). 



OST 1110 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONIC TYPING-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course covers the application of manipulative 
electronic 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 
alphabetic 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 1 100) 

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 conmiunication 
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 principles 
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 business 
communications utilizing a computer word processing 
software program. 

OST 2714 WORD PROCESSING IAS 

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 H-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 processing 
applications software. Students learn to work with long 
documents, merging, advanced graphic and text enhance- 
ment techniques, and software integration. 

OST 2828 PRESENTATION SOFTWARE-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Note: Knowledge of Windows-based word processing 
software is suggested. 



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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. 

CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

CCJ 1010 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces theory of deviant behavior as it 
relates to criminal activity. Topics include theories of crime 
causation; statistical analysis of criminal behavior, past, 
present, and future social control initiatives; and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
explain and discuss various theories of crime causation and 
societal responses. 

CCJ 1020 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL 
JUSTICE-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the components and processes of the 
criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, 
functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and 
its relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, 
students will be able to define and describe the major 
components of the system, and how they interact and relate 
to each other. Students will be able to evaluate career 
opportunities in the field of criminal justice. 

CCJ 2500 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course will acquaint the student with the history, 
problems, and issues pertaining to the juvenile offender. 
Students will analyze methods of prevention and 
correctional treatment, the degree of success of diversion 
programs, the role of police, courts, and corrections in 
handling the offender, and their impact on prevention and 
rehabilitation. 

CCJ 2930 SELECTED TOPICS IN 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE - AA 1-3 credits 

This course is intended to explore a wide range of varying 
topics in criminal justice, and to provide students with an 
increased understanding of the legal and ethical 
implications 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 field of criminal justice. 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. 

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. 



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 Florida 
law enforcement and corrections certification, and to 
supplement certification training as it relates to CCJ 1020 
Introduction to Criminal Justice and/or CJC 1000 
Introduction to Corrections. Students are required to 
complete an introductory overview of the criminal justice 
system that includes the history of law and law 
enforcement, functions 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 
supplement 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 III- 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 operations, 
investigative functions, correctional rules and other legal 
issues. 

CJD 1729 LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS- 

AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Law Enforcement 
Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
law enforcement or corrections certification, and to 
supplement 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. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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 penology 
from medieval to modem times. Philosophies and theories 
of correctional science and how they may be used in modern 
treatment and rehabilitation programs are examined. 

CJD 2501 INSTRUCTOR TECHNIQUES-AS 

5 class hours 5 Credits 
This course is designed to provide the student with 
fundamental knowledge of the techniques of instruction and 
the role of the instructor in the specialized field of criminal 
justice. Subjects covered include the types of liability 
associated with instruction, ethics, and the control and 
documentation of classroom activities. This includes the 
design of programs of instruction, written objectives, test 
questions, and preparation of appropriate lesson plans. 
Instructional methods and techniques designed to increase 
learning in adult students are utilized in this course. 
Appropriate professional attire suited to the classroom is 
required. 

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, personnel 
and training, inspection and control, and policy formation. 

CJL 2100 CRIMINAL LA W-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 examination 
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, 
competence, and weight is also presented. Rules of 
evidence and procedure at the operational level in law 
enforcement are covered. 

C JT 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 criminalistics 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 evidence. 



CJT 2100 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE 
TECHNIQUES-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents criminal investigation procedures 
including theory of investigation, case preparation, specific 
techniques for selected offenses, questioning of witnesses 
and suspects, and problems in criminal investigation. 

CJT 21 1 IC ADVANCED CRIME SCENE 
TECHNOLOGY-AS 

4 combination class and laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 2100, CJT 2141, CJT 2220C 

This course covers advanced principles and theories in Crime 
Scene Technology. Specialized collection procedures 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 identification and 
documentation of physical evidence, including 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, CJT 2141, CJT 2220C 

This course covers dress, grooming, speaking, listening and 
stress control during courtroom proceedings. Visual aid 
preparation and presentations of all evidence (commonly 
referred to as "scientific evidence") collected at the crime 
scene are also included. Mock trial exercises are used. 

CJT 2141 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSICS-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 preservation of 
physical evidence; the forensic value, handling, preserva- 
tion, data analysis, reporting and plan of action 
development; testing and documentation of biological 
evidence; and potential health and safety hazards 
encountered 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 HAS 

3 combination class and laboratory hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 2220C 

This course expands upon concepts, knowledge and skills 
taught in Crime Science Photography I to include special 
light sources, filters and specialized equipment, including 
digital cameras and associated software and hand held 
video camera-recorders. 

CJT 2241 LATENT FINGERPRINT DEVELOPMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CJT 1110 

This course emphasizes the techniques involved in 
detection, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints 
from physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical methods 
and surfaces are analyzed and evaluated for proper 
application in both theor>' and practice. 



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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 
procedures of operative dentistry, local anesthesia, 
instrument 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 II - DENTAL 
SPECIALTIES 

2 lecture hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: Sequential courses from Fall term. 
Corequisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

This course utilizes the basic knowledge and skills required 
in DEA 0020 to increase skill competency levels in 
operative dentistry with major emphasis given to principles 
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 II 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 
following topics are covered: microorganisms and their 
relationship 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 

465 laboratory hours 15.5 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 
supervision 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 I-AS 

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 
practical 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 development. 

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 etiologic 
factors that play a role in the initiation and progression of 
periodontal disease from a dental hygiene perspective. 

DEH 1802 DENTAL HYGIENE HAS 

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, desensitizing procedures, and further study in 
patient management. 

DEH 1802L DENTAL HYGIENE H 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. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



DEH 2300 DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 2400, DEH 2806L 

This course provides information needed to understand the 
cUnical usage of therapeutic agents used in the practice of 
dentistry. The indications, dosage, methods of administra- 
tion, 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 scientific 
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 
Corequisite: DEH 2702 
Application of principles taught in DEH 2702. 



1 Credit 



DEH 2804 DENTAL HYGIENE III-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802 
Corequisite: DEH 2804L 

This course expands on dental hygiene prophylactic 
procedures presented in the first two semesters. It 
emphasizes advanced techniques such as root planning, 
ultrasonic and air abrasive techniques, subgingival 
irrigation, and antimicrobials. Dental Hygiene treatment of 
advanced periodontal patients will be introduced. Methods 
for case documentation and nutritional counseling will be 
presented. 

DEH 2804L DENTAL HYGIENE HI CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802L 
Corequisite: DEH 2804 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2804. 

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 
techniques for patients with special needs and unusual 



health factors. It is a continuation of Dental Hygiene III with 
emphasis on treatment planning for patients with special 
needs 

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. 

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 
presentations 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. 

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 develop 
and present table clinics,and document and present case 
studies . Emphasis will be placed on topics beyond the 
traditional scope of chnical 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 
procedures are practiced in rotation through general and 
specialty offices during the same semester. These include 
all administrative, computer training, 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 1020 

This course is designed to acquaint the students with 
various materials used in the dental profession, including 
rationale for use, contraindications, chemistry and 



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biocompatability. 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 automatic process- 
ing, mounting and interpretation of x-rays. Dental 
radiographic health for the patient and operator is stressed 
with sterilization and disinfection. Students practice 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 
techniques. 

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 
construction. 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 
interpretation 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, 
construction 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 critical 
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. 

BCT 2705 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course will introduce basic legal skills and knowledge 
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, negotiating, 
inspections, codes, safety, project closeout and conflict 
resolution. Emphasis will be on the use of computer 
technology as a tool in the management process. 

CGS 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 CIS 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-GlS Software is used to study commands and 
procedures used in mapping, and developing charts and 
tables. Avenue, ArcView's object-oriented programming 
language is used to customize the ArcView graphical user 
interface. The basics of developing customized extensions 
are also covered. It is not necessary to have taken CGS 1 363 
first. 



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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, 
certificationyregistration and opportunities in the various 
fields of engineering. Students are required to solve 
problems in selected fields of engineering. The job market, 
developing a resume and portfolio is studied. 

ETD 1100 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I (Manual)- A A 

3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

This course emphasizes instrument use plus freehand 
lettering and sketching. Geometric construction applica- 
tion, orthographic projection, sectional views, fits and 
tolerances, 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 1541 TOPOGRAPHICAL DRA WING-AS 

4 class hours (Manual) 4 Credits 

This course describes methods and practices used in 
topographical 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 
configurations required for the automated drafting 
environment. The operating system hierarchy and how 
drawings are stored, edited, copied, deleted and renamed; 
file specifications 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. 

SUR llOOC SURVEYING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course includes lecture and field practice covering use. 
care, and limitations of various surveying instruments 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 exercises and 
prepare related reports. Principle subjects included are 
leveling and measurement of angles. 



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 architectural 
plans. 



4 Credits 



SUR 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 
determination; 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 
formalized 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. 



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EDUCATION 



EDF 2005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is the first in a series of required courses for the 
education student. It explores the American school system, 
its historical and traditional influences; significance of 
education; 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 knowledge 
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 
successful completion of the EMT-Basic Certificate 
Program, students receive a certificate of course completion 
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 21 19 to include medical, legal 
and ethical aspects; techniques of CPR, semi-automatic 
external defibrillation, extrication, management of trauma 
and medical emergencies, and administration of appropri- 



ate emergency medical care. Discussion and application of 
basic computer skills in the health care setting is also 
covered. 

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. 

EMS 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 
provides 72 seventy-two hours of basic life support training 
with an Advanced Life Support agency and 4 hours of 
observation in a 91 1 Dispatch/Communication center. 

EMS 2671 PARAMEDIC IAS 

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, 
medication administration, and IV therapy are also covered. 

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 
documentation. Discussion of the respiratory system and 
assessment/treatment of respiratory distress is also covered. 

EMS 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 respira- 
tory distress patient is also addressed. 

EMS 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 suspected 
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EMS 2674 PARAMEDIC IV-AS 

8 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2673 
Corequisite: EMS 2649, EMS 2655 

This course presents a discussion of tiie anatomy and 
physiology of the nervous, integumentary and musculo- 
siceletal 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 obstetrical 
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 gynecologi- 
cal 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 
operating room in a local hospital. The student is supervised 
by an anesthesiologist and/or CRNA while observing/ 
performing intubations. A minimum of 30 successful 
intubations 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 instructor 
and/or assigned preceptor. The EMS Clinical Coordinator 
or designee provides clinical schedules. Students are 
responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites. 

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 paramedic 

student an opportunity to master basic life 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 HAS 

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 
paramedic student an opportunity to perform advanced 
patient assessments, venous access and medication 
administration. 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 2656 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP HI -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- A A 

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 
ability to use conventional techniques of imaginative 
writing. Emphasis is placed on creation of character, 
setting, style, and narrative structure. Analysis and 
evaluation of student writing is offered throughout the 
course. Writing intensive. 

CRW 2103 CREATIVE WRITING II-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: CRW 2100, ENC 1101 

This course is for students who have successfully 
completed CRW 2100 and wish advanced study 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. 



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EAP 1 101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 

This course is aimed at non-native students of English who 
wish to acquire pronunciation, Hstening and speaicing 
abilities in American English. Level: Beginning. 

EAP 1121 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 

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 Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 

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 Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 
This course is designed for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop the ability to understand and use the 
basic grammatical structures of American Enghsh. Level: 
Beginning. 

EAP 1201 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 
This course is aimed at non-native students of English who 
wish to develop pronunciation, listening and speaking 
abilities in American English. Level: High Beginning. 

EAP 1221 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1140, Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

Non-native students of English will be provided with the 
necessary elements to develop writing strategies at the high 
beginning level. 

EAP 1241 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to acquire writing abilities in American English at 
the elementary level. 



EAP 1261 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1 160, Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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. 

EAP 1301 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 
This course will help non-native students of English to 
develop listening and speaking abilities for academic 
purposes. Level; Intermediate. 

EAP 1321 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1221, Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is designed for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop reading strategies for academic 
purposes. Level: Intermediate. 

EAP 1341 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1240, Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop their writing ability for business or 
academic purposes. Level: Intermediate. 

EAP 1361 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1260, Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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 Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 

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 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

The aim of this course is to help non-native students of 
English to develop reading strategies for academic 
purposes. Level: High Intermediate. 



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EAP 1441 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EAP 1340, Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This is a lecture/laboratory course with emphasis on 
grammar usage, capitalization, sentence structure, and 
paragraph development. This course is required for students 
entering the College Preparatory Program who have a basic 
background of the language but need to practice usage, 
mechanics, and organizational skills. Successful comple- 
tion of this course is a prerequisite for ENC 9020. 

ENC 9020 COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement Testing or Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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 1 101. 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 Associate District 
Dean of Academic Support Programs. 
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 
paragraphs and essays in preparation for success in college 
level courses. A state exit test must be passed to exit this 
course. 

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 properly 
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 databases 
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 H-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 completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence in written communication. 

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 H, 
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 



LIT 



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. 

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 II-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) 



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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 
techniques for fire equipment; construction and operation 
of a pumping engine ladder truck; aerial platforms; 
specialized equipment and vehicles; apparatus mainte- 
nance; and an aerial apparatus operator course. Meets 
course requirements for Florida State Pump Operator 
Certification. 

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 
occupancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of 
procedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection to 
include, surveying and mapping, recognition and elimina- 
tion of fire hazards, public relations, methods of 
determining 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 
functional characteristics of fire detection and suppression 
systems and devices is studied. Meets course requirements 
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 
building construction and the effect on fire detection, 
inspection, 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 
requirements for Florida State Fire Inspector Certification 
or Florida State Fire Company Officer. 

FFP 2210 FIRE CAUSE & ORIGIN-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an examination of sources of ignition, 
investigation of structure fires, grass/wildland fires, 
automobile, motor vehicle and ship fires, electrical causes 
of fires, clothing and fabric tires, 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 combustion, 
chemical fires and hazardous materials, resources for 
investigating fires, fire related deaths and injuries, arson as a 
crime, arson law, report writing, courtroom testimony 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 developed; 
a study of properties of water, distribution of pressures in 
dynamic and static systems; friction loss in hoses and pif)es, 
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, 
combustible solids, radioactive compounds, and oxidizing 
and corrosive materials. 

FFP 2402 HAZARDOUS MATERLVLS HAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: FFP 2401 

This course is a study of the increasing number of 
hazardous materials incidents occurring each year, the 
various methods of transporting and storing hazardous 
materials and basic tactics used in a hazardous materials 
situation. 

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 
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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 
preplanning fire problems. Meets course requirements for 
Florida State Fire Company Officer Certification. 



FFP 



3 Credits 



2811 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC & 
STRATEGY II-AS 
3 class hours 
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 developing thinking 
skills related to crises. Meets course requirements for Florida 
State Company Officer Certification. 

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 
presented through typical conversation, contemporary 
readings, 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 
presented through typical conversation, contemporary 
readings, 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 INTERMEDIATE 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 RUSSIAN I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

An introduction to the Russian language. Covers alphabet, 
pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and grammar. (I) 



RUS 



SPN 



SPN 



SPN 



SPN 



1121 BEGINNING RUSSIAN II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RUS 1120 

An introduction to the Russian language. Covers alphabet, 
pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and grammar. (I) 

~ Spanish ~ 

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) 

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) 

2200 INTERMEDIATE 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) 



4 Credits 



2201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II-AA 
4 class hours 
Prerequisite: SPN 2200 

This course continues to present 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 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) 



GEOGRAPHY 



GEA 2010 GEOGRAPHY OF THE EASTERN 
HEMISPHERE- A A (**) 
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. (1) 



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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, v^-ith 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 
gerontologists, 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 
equipment, and planning. Emphasis is placed on the 
development 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 
troubleshooting and repairing two-stroke and four-stroke 
small engines with special reference to internal components 
including carburetion and electrical. 

GCO 121 IC TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS IAS 

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, 
troubleshooting, and repairing electrical system compo- 
nents including ignition, starter systems, and alternators. 
Use of electrical diagnostic equipment to facilitate 
troubleshooting and repair of components is also covered. 

GCO 1212C TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS HAS 

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 identifying, troubleshoot- 
ing, 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 
introduction to sharpening and grinding techniques, 
adjustment techniques, and basic safety issues as related to 
reel type mowers and rotary type mowers used in turf 
management 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 
techniques for the job at hand, and on safety practices 
related to painting. 

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 I-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the fundamental concepts of modem 
turfgrass science. The emphasis of the course is placed on 
introducing, identifying, and discussing the concepts and 
principles of: 1) basic turfgrass taxonomy; 2) individual 
turfgrass species, including both warm and cool season 
grasses; 3) major components of the turfgrass environment 
including soil, air, light, and water; and 4) theoretical 
interactions between the turfgrasses and the elements of the 
turf environment. 

GCO 1403 PRINCIPLES OF TURFGRASS 
SCIENCE II-AS 

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 
introducing, identifying, and discussing all of the major 
relevant turfgrass cultural practices, such as mowing, 
fertilizing, irrigating, and managing pests. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



GCO 1611 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction 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 GCO 1611 Golf Course 
Shop Management I. This course emphasizes the 
development and implementation of preventive mainte- 
nance 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-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic elements, concepts, and principles 
of golf course design and construction. The course 
emphasizes the master planning and developmental 
execution 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 
experience. The emphasis of this course is placed on the 
application 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 
fundamental concepts and principles of soil drainage. The 
class emphasizes turfgrass water use requirements and the 
use of computerized irrigation scheduling systems to 
distribute 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-AA 
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 
characteristics of insect pests and nematodes, as well as 
specific integrated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2442 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF II: DISEASES OF TURF-AA 
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 turfgrass, the 
etiology of turfgrass diseases, and specific integrated pest 
management strategies. 

GCO 2450 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF HI: 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 
traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The course 
emphasizes the identification and behavioral characteristics 
of weed pests of turfgrass, as well as specific integrated pest 
management strategies. 

GCO 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN GOLF 
COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND 
MANAGEMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the current environmental issues and 
considerations that affect the golf course industry. The 
emphasis of the course is placed on defining what the 
environment is 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 
pesticides. 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 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 industry 
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 IAS 

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 
leadership, communication, public relations, and human 
relations. 

GCO 2633 GOLF COURSE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 2632. This course 
provides students with a basic overview of golf course 



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related organizational and administrative functions and 
duties from the perspective of the golf course 
superintendent. The course will emphasize communica- 
tions, 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 landscape. 

GCO 2931 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR-AA 
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 regarding the 
review of current core class issues within the golf course 
turfgrass industry. 

SOS 1005 BIOLOGY OF TURF SOILS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic biological and biochemical 
principles of turf soils. The class emphasizes the 
characterization of soils as a growing medium for turfgrass 
according to the basic biological and biochemical nature of 
the soil. 

SOS 1401 PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF TURF 
SOILS-AA 
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 
identification 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 
emergency first aid treatment. Class time is divided 
between lecture and the practical application of first aid 
procedures. The course encompasses American Red Cross 
standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

PEL 1111 THROUGH PEL 2342- 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. 

PEL 1111 BOWLING 

PEL 1121 GOLF 

PEL 1321 VOLLEYBALL 

PEL 1341 TENNIS 

PEL 1441 RACQUETBALL 

PEL 1621 BASKETBALL 

PEM 1101 PHYSICAL FITNESS & CONDITIONING 

PEM 1171 AEROBIC FITNESS 

PEM 1405 SELF DEFENSE 

PEN 1136 BEGINNING SCUBA-AS 

PEL 2342 and PEN 2137 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: As appropriate or individual proficiency 
determined by instructor. 

PEL 2342 INTERMEDLATE TENNIS 

PEN 2137 ADVANCED SCUBA-AS 

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, political, 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- A A (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents Florida history from the age of 
discovery 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) 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



AMH 2095 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course studies tiie North American Indians in the 
course of the development of the United States. It 
introduces 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 3 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 
participation 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 H-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course covers the history of the Western World 
from the Protestant Reformation to the present. 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 conmiunication. (I) 

WOH1012 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 
TO 1500-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a compact survey of the evolution of 
civilization 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 conmiunication. (I) 

WOH1023 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 1 500 
to 1815. Emphasis is placed on the political, economic, 
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 developments; the 
rise of Latin America; two World Wars and their results; 
modem nationalism and the decline of colonialism. The 
political, economic, social, and intellectual views of the 
world are emphasized. Writing intensive sections 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 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. 

CHD 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 primarily 
for those persons seeking a Child Development Associate 
(CDA) credential or other child care training. 

EEC 1000 FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course focuses on setting up and maintaining a safe 
and healthy leaming 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. 

EEC 2521 ADMINISTRATION 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 profes- 
sional 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, including 
health, mental health, public administration, education, 
social welfare, recreation, criminal justice, youth services, 
and rehabilitation. 



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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 alcoholics 
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, structured 
class exercises, class discussions, and lectures students 
become familiar with a variety of counseling theories, 
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 
competence 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 demonstrate competence in 
written communication. (I) 

HUM 2230 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE 17th 
CENTURY TO THE PRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

An interdisciplinary humanities course with a multicultural 
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 modern cultures 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 
discussion of issues-social and historical as well as aesthetic 
and philosophical-facing the individual and society. The 
course utilizes multiple perspecfives, guest lecturers, and 
media presentations. It is recommended that students 
complete 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 demonstrate competence in written communi- 
cation. (I) 

HUM 2950 HUMANITIES Study tour-AA (**) 

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 demonstrate 
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 informa- 
tion 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 
electronic information resources. Classroom activities and 
practical experience in using the Internet provide students 
with basic research skills necessary for information literacy 
in today's world. 

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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE 

GEB 1949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE I-AA 
Prerequisite: Permission to register from the Work 
Experience 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 volunteer 
experiences to incorporate their academic learning into a 
real-world work experience. Participation and eligibility 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 
Worli Experience I and permission from the Work 
Experience Coordinator. 



JOURNALISM 



(See Media) 



LEGAL ASSISTING 



(See Paralegal Studies) 



MARINE SCIENCE 



(See Science) 



MATHEMATICS 



MAT 9002 BASIC MATHEMATICS (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs 

This course prepares students for algebra by covering basic 
mathematical skills. The student learns to add, subtract, 
multiply, and divide, and apply those skills to the real 
number system. The student also learns to solve problems 
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 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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 concepts 
of algebra and the skills required to apply these concepts. 
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 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

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, quadratic 
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 Associate 
District Dean of Academic Support Programs. 

This course prepares the student for success in MAT 1033, 
Intermediate Algebra. Topics covered include signed 
numbers, algebraic expressions, exponents, polynomials, 
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, MAT 9020 or MAT 9024. 

This course is intended to prepare students for college level 
algebra courses needed to meet the State requirements for 
math competencies. This course should adequately prepare 
the student for MAC 1105 and provide a strong algebra 
foundations for higher level math 

MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of 
"C", or Testing. 

Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, radical, 
exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing and 
applications 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 
education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1140 PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 

An algebra course designed to prepare students to enter 
either engineering or calculus courses. Topics covered 
include exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial, 
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- A A 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 

Topics in this class include the real number system, circular 
functions, trigonometric functions, inverse relations and 
functions, trigonometric graphs, solutions of triangles, and 
trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, and complex 
numbers. Contains all of the features of trigonometry found 
in MAC 1147, with additional emphasis on applications. 



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A graphing calculator is required. (May be taken 
concurrently with MAC 1 140.)Ifcompleted withagradeof 
"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 
mathematical backgrounds who need a refresher course 
before beginning the Calculus sequence. Topics covered 
are a combination of topics from MAC 1140 and MAC 
1114. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general education 
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 of 
finance, limits and continuity, differentiation and 
integration 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, trigonometric, 
logarithmic and exponential functions and applications. 
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 demonstrate competence for the 
general education mathematics 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 techniques 
of integration, improper integrals, sequences, infinite 
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 III-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 calculator 
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 DIFFERENTIAL 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 demonstrate competence 
for the general education mathematics requirement. 

MGF 1106 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS I-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 9020, MAT 9024 or Testing. 

This course covers State of Florida essential computational 
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 education 
mathematics requirement. 

MGF 1107 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MAT 9020, MAT 9024 or Testing. 

This course is intended to demonstrate the utility of 
mathematics 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 technical 
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 advantage 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 Testing. 

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 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves 
to demonstrate competence for the general education 
mathematics requirement. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



MEDIA: JOURNALISM 



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. 



MMCIOOO SURVEY OF MASS 

COMMUNICATIONS-AA (**) 
3 class hours 

This course presents requirements, 
responsibiUties of various media. 



3 Credits 

opportunities, and 



MUSIC 



MUE 1440 STRING TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

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 
perspective. 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 criteria 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, copy- 
right 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 
literature written for the modem concert band. The 
ensemble 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 ensemble 
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 
performance 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 students. 
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 
literature. Ensemble open to all students and community 
members. 



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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 
modern 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 notation, 
scales, triads, rhythms, and interpretive markings. 

MUT nil MUSIC THEORY 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 recommended 
that MVK 1 1 1 1 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 recommended 
that MVK 1 1 1 1 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 1 1 1 1 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 
chromatic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, 
introduction 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 
chromatic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, 
introduction 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 III-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 
detection. It is intended that MUT 2116 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 1111 CLASS PIANO I, H-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 PLVNO III, IV-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MVK 1111 and permission of 
instructor. 

Continuation of MVK 1111. 

MVS 1111 CLASS GUITAR L II- AA(**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in guitar, 
emphasis on music reading, fundamental guitar techniques 
and guitar literature. 

MVV 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 literature. 
MUT 1121 and/or MVK 1111 recommended concurrently. 

MVV 2121 CLASS VOICE (Sophomore)-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MVV 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 
instrumental 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 
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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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 remaining 
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 permission 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. criteria one students 
have first priority, then criteria two students, etc. A form 
will be provided for this process. 



NETWORKING SERVICES 
TECHNOLOGY 



(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 



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 ensemble 
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 
OBOE 
MVW 1212 
MVW 1312 
MVW 2222 
MVW 2322 
ORGAN 
MVK1213 
MVK 1313 
MVK 2223 
MVK 2323 
PERCUSSION 
MVP 1211 
MVP 1311 
MVP 2221 
MVP 2321 
PIANO 
MVK 1211 
MVK 1311 
MVK 2221 
MVK 2321 
TROMBONE 
MVB 1213 
MVB 1313 
MVB 2223 
MVB 2323 



CELLO 

MVS 1213 
MVS 1313 
MVS 2213 
MVS 2313 
CLARINET 
MVW 1213 
MVW 1313 
MVW 2223 
MVW 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 



FLUTE 

MVW 1211 
MVW 1311 
MVW 2221 
MVW 2321 
HARPSICHORD 
MVK 1212 
MVK 1312 
MVK 2222 
MVK 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 



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: NUR 1142 

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 
recognition of cultural diversity in both the client and the 
profession. 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, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022L, 
NUR 1023L, NUR 1061C 

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 discipline 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. This course requires some basic computer skills and 
WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1022L FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 
CLINICAL-AS 

6 laboratory hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022, NUR 
1023L, NUR 1061C 

Clinical laboratory experiences are provided in selected 
area hospitals and extended care facilities with an emphasis 
on the elderly. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor will 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1023L FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 
PRACTICUM-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: ENC 1101, NUR 1022/1022L, BSC 
1094C, NUR 1061C 

In this course students learn fundamental nursing skills and 
techniques for clients with uncomplicated medical-surgical 
alterations in health. These skills are demonstrated and 
practiced in the nursing practicum laboratory. Learning 
experiences include discussion, assigned readings, class 
demonstrations, and videos. This course may require some 
basic computer skills and WebCT. The instructor will 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 



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NUR 1061C HEALTH ASSESSMENT-AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 credit hours 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: ENC 1101, NUR 1022/1022L, BSC 
1094C, NUR 1023L 

This course presents an introduction to the concepts and 
skills of health assessment with a focus on normal physical 
assessment findings. The course is designed to assist 
students to integrate observations, inferences, and 
relationships among patient data when performing health 
assessments. Students will learn to a pply various 
communication techniques to gather information regarding 
a client; they will also utilize inspection, palpation, per 
cussion, and auscultation to examine a client's body from 
head-to-toe. Through lectures, discussions, videos, and 
laboratory practice, students will be prepared to take 
complete health histories, perform physical examinations, 
and record data from same. 

NUR 1062C HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND SKILLS 
PRACTICUM 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 credit hours . 

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), 
Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed 
Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, 
RRT's, and RCVT's must be Florida certified nursing 
assistants). 

Corequisites: NUR 1204/1204L, NUR 1932, PSY 2012, 
DEP 2004 

This course is part of the first semester in the Advanced 
Placement Nursing Program. Enrolled students are licensed 
practical nurses (LPN), paramedics, respiratory therapists 
(RT), and cardiovascular technologists (CVT). The course 
has a dual focus: (1) to assist students to integrate 
observations, inferences, and relationships in performing 
health assessments and (2) to become proficient in technical 
skills to the level required for professional nursing. 
Students will learn communication techniques necessary to 
gather information regarding a client, physical assessment 
techniques needed to examine a client from head-to-toe, and 
procedures required for patient care. The course utilizes 
experiences in the classroom through lectures, videos, and 
discussions. In addition, a laboratory practicum is provided 
for the development of physical skills. 

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, BSC 1094C, NUR 1010 
Medication administration requires specialized knowledge, 
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 maintenance 
of safe and efficient drug treatment. Basic concepts 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 calculating medication 
dosages. This course may require some basic computer 
skills and WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT 
in class. 



NUR 1204 TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 
Advanced Placement Sequence Only 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 5 Credits 
Corequisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 2012, DEP 
2004, NUR 1062C 

This transitional course introduces the student to the Nursing 
Program's philosophy, conceptual framework, and out- 
comes. The course includes content on the nursing process, 
legal and ethical issues, and expanded clinical skills. Using 
the nursing process, students assess human needs, alterations 
of 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 professional within the 
discipline of nursing. The course utilizes experiences in the 
classroom, and clinical faciUties to address nursing care of 
clients in acute care settings. 

NUR 1204L 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), 
Cardiovascular 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 1204, PSY 2012, DEP 
2004, NUR 1062C 

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 discipline of nursing. The course utilizes experiences in 
the 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 1211 ADULT NURSING I-AS 

4 class hours 7 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, ENC 
1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142, NUR 1061C 
Corequisites: DEP 2004, NUR 121 IL, PSY 2012, NUR 
1511 

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 
alterations 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- 
discussion, a written teaching-learning plan. This course 
may require some basic computer skills and WebCT if used. 
The instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 121 IL ADULT NURSING I CLINICAL-AS 

9 laboratory hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, ENC 
1101, BSC 1094C NUR 1142, NUR 1061C 
Corequisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1211, PSY 2012 
Clinical experiences take place in acute care facilities and 
assist students to develop their roles as providers of care, 
managers of care, and professionals within the discipline of 
Nursing. This course may require some basic computer 
skills and WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT 
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NUR 1511 INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH 
CONCEPTS IN NURSING 

1 class hour 1 credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L or NUR 1204/1204L 

This course, the first in a series of three devoted to mental 
health nursing, assists students to refine communication 
skills introduced in earlier nursing courses and to develop a 
beginning understanding of the dynamics of human 
behavior, as applied in mental health nursing and in the 
psychosocial sphere of general nursing care. Select mental 
health experiences and activities will be incorporated into 
NUR 1211L, Adult Nursing I (Basic Nursing students) or 
NUR 2424L, Maternal Nursing Concepts (Advanced 
Placement Nursing students). These clinical learning 
experiences will provide students with the opportunity to 
further develop their roles as provider of care, manager of 
care, and professional within the discipline of nursing. NUR 
1511 may require students to utilize basic computer skills 
and computer-assisted instruction. 

NUR 1932 NURSING SEMINAR-ADVANCED 
PLACEMENT-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: MAC 1105 or higher, BSC 1093C, BSC 
1094C, ENC 1101, Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required) A Florida certiflcate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), 
Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed 
Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, 
RRT's, and RCVT's must be Florida certified nursing 
assistants.) 

Corequisites: NUR 1204/1204L, PSY 2012, DEP 2004, 
NUR 1062C 

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 1023L, NUR 
1142, NUR 1010, NUR 1061C or professor, progam 
coordinator or director's permission. 
Corequisites: None 

Medication administration requires specialized knowledge, 
judgement, and nursing skills based on the principles 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 identification 
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 2260 ADVANCED ADULT NURSING H-AS 

3 class hours 7 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2424/2424L, NUR 
2310/2310L, NUR 1511, NUR 2523 

Corequisites: NUR 2810/2810L, NUR 2260L, NUR 2530 
This course is an integrated study of complicated alterations 
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. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor may 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2260L ADVANCED ADULT NURSING II 
CLINICAL-AS 

3 laboratory hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2424/2424L, NUR 
2310/2310L, NUR 1511, NUR 2523 
Corequisites: NUR 2810/2810L, NUR 2260, NUR 2530 

Clinical learning experiences provide students with the 
opportunity to further develop their roles as providers of 
care, managers of care, and professionals within the 
discipline of nursing. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor may 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310 PEDIATRIC NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1204/1204L or NUR 1211/1211L, 
NUR 1932, NUR 2424/2424L, DEP 2004, PSY 2012, 
MCB 2013C, HUM elective (writing intensive). 
Corequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2310L, NUR 2523 
A developmental approach is utilized to study the nursing 
care of the child from birth through adolescence. Emphasis 
is on wellness, growth and development, and the nursing 
care of the child with alterations in health. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310L PEDIATRIC NURSING CLINICAL-AS 

2 laboratory hours credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1204/1204L or NUR 121 1/121 IL, 
NUR 1932, NUR 2424/2424L, DEP 2004, PSY 2012, 
MCB 2013C, HUM elective (writing intensive). 
Corequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2310L, NUR 2523 
The clinical setting provides the student with the 
opportunity 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. 

NUR 2424 MATERNAL NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 121 1/121 IL or NUR 1204/1204L, 
NUR 1511 (Basic) DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 1511 (AP), NUR 
2424L 

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. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor may 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2424L MATERNAL NURSING CLINICAL-AS 

1 laboratory hour credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1211/1211L or NUR 1204/1204L, 
NUR 1511 (Basic) DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 1511 (AP), NUR 
2424L 

The clinical setting provides the student with the 
opportunity to care for women and to prepare women for 
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ot" care, manager of care, and professional within the 
disciphne of nursing. 

NUR 2523 MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS ACROSS 
THE LIFESPAN 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1511 
Corequisites: NUR 2310/2310L 

This second mental health course assists the students in 
understanding dynamics of human behavior and acquiring 
knowledge of mental health concepts related to anxiety and 
to mental health disorders common at specific periods 
across the lifespan. This course builds on mental health 
concepts taught in the introductory course. Select mental 
health experiences and activities will be incorporated into 
NUR 2310L, Pediatric Nursing Concepts for Basic and 
Advanced Placement students. These clinical learning 
experiences will provide students with the opportunity to 
further develop their roles as provider of care, manager of 
care, and professional within the discipline of nursing. NUR 
2510 may require students to utilize some basic computer 
skills and computer-assisted instruction. 

NUR 2530 NURSING FOR CLIENTS WITH MAJOR 
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS 

1 class hour 1 credit 
Prerequisites: NUR 2523 

Corequisites: NUR 2260/2260L, NUR 2810/2810L 
This third mental health course assists students in 
understanding dynamics of human behavior and acquiring 
knowledge of mental health concepts related to major 
mental health disorders, including Mood Disorders, 
Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse. This course builds on 
mental health concepts taught in the first two courses in the 
series. Select mental health experiences and activities will 
be incorporated into NUR 2260L, Advanced Aduh Nursing 
II for Basic and Advanced Placement students. These 
clinical learning experiences will provide students with the 
opportunity to further develop their roles as provider of 
care, manager of care, and professional within the discipline 
of nursing. NUR 2530 may require students to utilize some 
basic computer skills and computer-assisted instruction. 

NUR 2810 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND ROLE 
DEVELOPMENT-AS 

2 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: All nursing courses except NUR 2260/ 
2260L and NUR 2810L and all general education 
requirements for the A.S. degree. 

Corequisites: NUR 2260/2260L, 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 presented. 
The course explores legal-ethical issues, management and 
leadership concepts, and issues related to employment in 
nursing. 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: None 

The focus of the clinical experience is on the progression of 
the student from the educational 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 professional 
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, administrative 
law, court rules, local rules, loose-leaf services, secondary 
references, computer research, and ethical considerations. 

PLA 21 14 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 1 103. 

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 litigation 
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. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



PLA 2202TORTS-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 
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of sole proprietorships, 
partnerships, and corporations. Includes ethical consider- 
ations 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, 
distribution 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 transfers and 
transactions, real estate closings, and ethical consider- 
ations. 

PLA 2763 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course covers principles of organization and 
management, management styles, communications pro- 
cess, utilizing legal assistants, management of office 
employees, office environment, office systems, office 
functions, financial management, and ethical consider- 
ations in law office management. 

PLA 2800 FAMILY LA W-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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 agreements, 
child custody, child support, alimony, judicial separation, 
adoptions, and ethical considerations relating to the field of 
family law. 

PLA 2931 SPECLVLIZED TOPICS IN PARALEGAL 

STUDIES - A A 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 
implications 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 
transferred to other subject areas. Emphasis includes 
specialized vocabulary development and verbal and 
quantitative reasoning skills. Students will apply creative 
and critical reasoning skills to brainstorming, patterns of 
thinking, questioning and effective problem-solving 
strategies. Fundamentals of logic, analogies, perceptions 
and learning styles are also explored. 

PHI 2010 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A basic course in philosophical thinking. Selected readings 
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 
development of correct reasoning. 

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 Commu- 
nity 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 
Course introduces the student to the basic physical 
principles that apply to commonly utilized therapeutic 



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procedures 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 facilitate healing. 

PHT 1103 ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL 
THERAPIST ASSISTANT 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 
Corequisites: none 

Course introduces basic human anatomy with an emphasis 
on the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular 
systems. Actions, origins, insertions and innervations of 
muscles are discussed. Surface anatomy is presented with 
an introduction to basic palpation. 

PHT 1 103L ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST 
ASSISTING 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 landmarks, 
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 

Course introduces the student to the historical background, 
philosophy and goals of physical therapy as a profession. It 
incorporates discussion on legal and ethical issues, 
educational requirements, supervisory relationships 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 techniques, gait 
training, and wheelchair prescription. Professional behav- 
iors 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 
opportunity to familiarize themselves with the basic 
fundamentals of patient care. Emphasis is placed on body 
mechanics analysis, positioning procedures, transfers, gait 
training, and basic patient care skills. Case Studies of 
various medical conditions with emphasis in these areas are 
completed. Data collection relative to the course content as 
well as patient and caregiver education are emphasized. 
Skill checks 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 

Course introduces the student to the theory and practical 

application of physical therapy modalities. The physiologi- 



cal 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 
documentation and discharge planning are discussed. 
Problem-solving skills are detailed. 

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 
interventions 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. Data 
collection relative to the course content as well as patient 
and caregiver education are emphasized. Case studies of 
various medical conditions with emphasis on modality 
interventions are completed. Skill checks as well as 
comptency evaluations are completed. Students are 
expected to demonstrate competency in carrying out an 
appropriate therapeutic modality plan of care including 
effective documentation. Professional behaviors, at the 
intermediate level, are assessed. 

PHT 1300 SURVEY OF PATHOLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 
Corequisite: PHT 1200 

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 condi- 
tions are completed. Descriptions of how diseases are 
classified, diagnosed and treated, as well as the natural 
course/prognosis of these diseases are presented. Implica- 
tions of disease processes as well as contraindications 
precautions and patient/caregiver education related to 
physical therapy are discussed through cases studies. 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 

Course introduces concepts of basic pharmacology and 
presents pharmacological agents dispensed for conditions 
commonly seen in physical therapy. Drug responses and 
interactions as they relate to patient response are discussed. 

PHT 1020 THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION FOR 
THE PT ASSISTANT 

2 Contact Hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: none 

Corequisite: none 

An overview of effective communication skills and 
concepts 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 concepts 



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and conflict management to determine how to manage 
clinical situations as they arise. Cultural diversity is 
discussed. Students are responsible for developing an in- 
service presentation as a means of enhancing effectiveness 
of communication. 

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 and an article review are required. Weekly 
online discussion forums facilitate critical thinking, peer 
review, and managing clinical situations at the novice level. 
Students attend a personal conference with the academic 
coordinator of chnical education to discuss progress and to 
identify areas of strengths/weaknesses with appropriate 
target dates and methods of amelioration if needed. 
Students receive a satisfactory/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 as part of a continuum in the 
application of anatomy to facilitate student analysis of 
functional movements with specific focus on the 
relationship between joint structure and function. Join 
structure and function including tests and measures for 
ROM and muscular strength are reintroduced. Special 
tesing procedures, joint play and palpation are introduced 
which aid the student in understanding pathological 
movement patterns. Normal gait is detailed as well as 
discussion of implications of pathological gait patterns. 
Orthotic interventions for the spine and extremities 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 provide opportunities for 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. Interventions are 
developed to address functional deficits. Palpation of 
surface anatomy and review of anatomical/bony landmarks 
occurs. Through completion of case studies, the student 
corrolates patient problems related to various pathologies 
with their deficits in functional activies and gait. 
Competency evaluations are completed. 

PHT 2162 SURVEY OF NEUROLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2224, PHT 2224L 
Corequisite: PHT 2810L 

Course introduces the etiology, pathophysiology and 
symptoms of common neuromuscular diseases/conditions. 
Basic neuroanatomy is reviewed. Neurodiagnostic proce- 
dures are presented. Specific case study assignments of 
various neurological conditions are completed and discussed. 



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 presented. 
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 II 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 
therapeutic exercise in the laboratory setting. Case studies 
of various medical conditions with emphasis on therapeutic 
interventions are completed. ROM and stretching 
techniques are practiced. Goniometry and manual muscle 
testing procedures are practiced as they relate to the 
provision of therapeutic exercise. Data collection relative to 
the course content as well as patient and caregiver education 
are emphasized. Skill checks as well as comptency 
evaluations are completed. Students are expected to 
demonstrate competency in developing and carrying out an 
appropriate therapeutic program including effective 
documentation. Professional behaviors, at the intermediate 
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 
understanding of the underlying principles of advanced 
physical therapy plans of care including motor learning 
principles. Techniques presented include advanced 
therapeutic exercise programs (stroke, spinal cord injured, 
etc.) proprioceptive 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 interventions as well as 
PNF, facilitation/inhibition techniques and others forms of 
advanced therapeutic exercise approaches. Stump wrapping 
and therapeutic management prosthetic patients are practiced. 
Case studies of various medical conditions with emphasis on 
advanced therajjeutic exercise approaches as well as 
application of prosthetic principles are completed. Data 
collection relative to the course content as well as patient and 
caregiver education are emphasized. Skill checks are 
completed. Students are exf)ected to demonstrate competency 
in developing and carrying out appropriate interventions for a 
patient with neurological deficits. Professional behaviors, at 
the entry level, are assessed. 



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PHT 2810L CLINICAL PRACTICUM II 

24 hours per week 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 1810L 
Corequisite: PHT 2162 

Course involves student assignment to local clinical 
facility. 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 implemen- 
tation of constructive criticism, etc. A clinical journal and 
an in-service are required. Weekly online discussion 
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 satisfactory/fail grade. 

PHT 2820L CLINICAL PRACTICUM III 

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 managing 
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 satisfactory/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. A capstone project is completed to assess entry 
level preparation. The course also provides a comprehen- 
sive curriculum review and presents details on applying 
for licensure as students prepare for the transition to the 
work place. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE 

INR 2002 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the interactions of nation states in 
terms of political, 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 
contemporary problems of American political systems, 
along with political parties, pressure groups, elections. 
Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court are also 
discussed. 

POS 21 12 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 
political systems and processes is covered using the 
community 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 SOCLVL ADJUSTMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers practical psychology for coping with 
everyday life. The course deals with psychological 
principles 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 physical 
and psychosocial growth of the individual from conception 
to death. Emphasis is placed on the special problems and 
challenges the individual faces at each stage of the life 
cycle: prenatal development, infancy, childhood, adoles- 
cence, 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 
children. 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 life. 



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(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate 
(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



INP 2301 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND 
INDUSTRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study and analysis of personal and 
personnel relationships in occupations. It covers the 
techniques 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 introduction 
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, including 
physiology, genetics, sensation, perception, learning, 
memory cognition, emotions, motives, personality, 
abnormal 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 experimental 
psychology, including scientific methodology and experi- 
mental 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. 

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 radiographically. 
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 IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Program Admittance 

Corequisite: RTE 1503 

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 II-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1613 

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 technique chart construction, 
automatic exposure control, and exposure conversion 
methods. 

RTE 1503 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Corequisites: RTE 1418 and RTE 1503L 

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 
Technology 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 departments 
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 HAS 

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 procedures 
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 
radiographic examinations of the head. X-ray studies 
investigated 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, tomog- 
raphy, macro-radiography, duplication, subtraction, digital 
imaging processing, and basic physical concepts related to 
computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. 



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Students learn advanced radiographic procedures 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 

Prerequisite: RTE 1418 
Corequisite: RTE 1804 

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, 
magnetism, and the electric generator. Concepts include 
electromagnetic 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 IAS 

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 
students to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate 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 
technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, the 
student performs 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 clinical 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 radiographic records. 

RTE 1814 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM II-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 
students to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate 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 
technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, the 
student performs 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 clinical 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 radiographic records. 

RTE 1824 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM III-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 
students to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate 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 
technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, the 
student performs 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 clinical 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 radiographic 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 accredited, 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 
credentialing. 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 awareness of the 
responsibility to protect the public and self from 
unnecessary radiation dose. 

RTE 2473 QUALITY ASSURANCE-AS 

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. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



RTE 2563 SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 
AND CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: RTE 1824 

This course offers an investigation of the anatomy, 
equipment, and techniques for special radiographic 
procedures. Included are angiographic, neuroradiographic, 
and interventional 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 
students to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate 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 
technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, the 
student performs 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 clinical 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 radiographic 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 
students to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate 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 
technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, the 
student performs 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 clinical 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 radiographic 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 
students to gain valuable clinical experience in departments 
of radiology. Each student has the opportunity to 
demonstrate 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 
technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, the 
student performs 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 clinical 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 radiographic records. 

READING 

REA 9001 READING SKILLS I (*) 

6 class and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement testing or permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This is a classroom/laboratory course that incorporates 
mastery learning using a textbook, software, and a learning 
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 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This is a required classroom/laboratory course for students 
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 III (*) 

6 class hours and laboratory hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: REA 9002, or placement testing, or 
permission of Associate District Dean of Academic 
Support Programs. 

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, vocabulary, 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 
strategies, encourage self-determination, and student 
motivation. Emphasis is placed on individual application of 
different learning techniques for all college students. 



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(See Business/Management/Finance) 



RESPIRATORY CARE 



RET 1024 INTRODUCTION TO CARDIOPULMONARY 
TFXHNOLOGY-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the field including terminology 
and basic skills related to asepsis. The historical 
development of and current trends in cardiopulmonary 
technology 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 
treatments and technologies. 

RET 1616C CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND 
PHYSIOLOGY-AS 

1 class hour, 3 laboratory hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1024 

This course covers cardiopulmonary anatomy and 
physiology, blood gas analysis, and other hemodynamic 
calculations 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 

Corequisites: RET 2874L, RET 2254C 
In this course medical gas, humidity and nebulization 
concepts are presented, as well as fundamentals of 
respiratory equipment and mechanical ventilation and 
pharmacology. Clinical experience affords the student the 
opportunity to observe basic respiratory procedures and 
equipment 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. monitoring 
and chest tube management are also presented. 

RET 2254C RESPIRATORY CARE THERAPEUTICS-AS 

3 class hours, 5 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Corequisite: 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 HAS 

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 

techniques 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 
physiology of the lung. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary 
disorders and their corresponding respiratory care are 
emphasized. 

RET 2874L CLINICAL PRACTICUM II-AS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C 
Corequisites: RET 2234C, RET 2254C 

Under supervision, the student assists the therapist in 
respiratory procedures in both in-patient and outpatient 
situations. Class presentation involves instruction in the 
rationale for procedures. 

RET 2875L CLINICAL PRACTICUM UI-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, ventaliation 
monitoring, ECG monitoring, chest x-ray evaluation, aortic 
ballon pumping, Swan-Ganz catheterization and monitor- 
ing, 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 
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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



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 
respiratory therapist is presented and a basic research 
format is emphasized with an added option of taking an 
ACLS class. 

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, 
application 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 lOOlC 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 structure of 
the earth, the solar system and star formation, electricity and 
magnetism and wave energy. 

ISC 1002C FOUNDATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SCIENCE U-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 
reproduction. 

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 laboratory 
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 laboratory 
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 understanding, 
utilizing, and pronouncing the vocabulary used by health care 
professionals. The language of medicine becomes under- 
standable 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 Conmiunity 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, 
independent study course in Astronomy having two (2) 
components: a student textbook, and 26-half hour video 
programs. 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 
reinforce 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. 

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 
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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 sciences 
graduation requirement. 

AST 2005L ASTRONOMY I LABORATORY-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

This is the first of a two-semester course utilizing 
astronomy 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 
observatory-collected data through imaging equipment, as 
well as Internet-accessible data, through use of Hubble 
telescope images. This course is to be taken only in 
conjunction with the accompanying lecture AST 2006. 

~ Biological Science ~ 

BSC 1005 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL 
SCIENCES-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course provides a foundation for BSC lOlO-i- 

BSC 1093C and MCB 2013C. Topics included are 

chemistry for biological sciences, biology of the cell, and 

heredity. The course will include lecture/discussion, group 

activities and computer simulations. 

-I- 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 metabolism, 
metabolic control systems, and cell to cell communication 
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, 
formulation of problem statements, development of 



investigational techniques and data collection skills used to 
evaluate 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 II-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 II 
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 environmental 
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. 

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, 
physiology, biochemistry, genetic mechanisms and a 
survey of representative types of nonpathogenic and 
pathogenic microorganisms. 

~ Botany ~ 

BOT 2010C BOTANY WITH LABORATORY-AA (**) 

4 combined class and laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: BSC 1010 

This course combines lecture, laboratory and field 
experience in morphology, development, genetics, and 
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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



~ 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 
preparatory course both for those students planning to enter 
the CHM 2045/2046 sequence or for those allied health 
students needing a chemistry prerequisite. . This 
introductory course covers matter, energy and measure- 
ments, problem solving techniques, the atom and periodic 
table, chemical bonding, chemical formulas, chemical 
reactions, stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solutions and acids 
and bases, equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics. 

CHM 2030L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: CHM 2030 

This laboratory course begins by emphasizing the 
appropriate use of units and mathematical techniques 
important to chemistry and to science and health disciplines 
in general. An introduction to chemistry laboratory 
sampling 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 I-AA 

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 II-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 U 
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 calculators, 
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 techniques 
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 221 IL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY H 
LABORATORY-AA 
4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

The second organic chemistry laboratory course utilizes 
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 collecting 
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. 

EVS 2893C ECOLOGIC SAMPLING - AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of collecting 
and analyzing ecological data in terrestrial, wetland, 
freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. The course includes 
an overview of regulatory agency permitting and hands-on 
experience in sample collection, data recording, data 
storage and analysis. This is a "capstone" course that 
provides 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, volcanism, 
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 

2-1/3 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. 



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Module 1 includes planetary and structural geology. 
Module 2 emphasizes the study of minerals, igneous 
sedimentary 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 
interactions 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 encom- 
passes the traditional fields of biology, geology, chemistry 
and physics. The beauty of oceanography is that it actually 
incorporates specific subsets of information 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 accomplish 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 physical 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 information 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 accomplish 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 oceanography (= 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 requirement 
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 sciences 
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 requirement 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 
primarily 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 
necessary to the understanding of physics, including 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



experiments 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 H-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, electric 
currents and resistance, magnetism and electromagnetic 
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 mechan- 
ics, heat and sound. 

PHY 2048L GENERAL PHYSICS I LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course utilizes comprehensive experiments 
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 H-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 
experiences in the morphology, physiology, development. 



genetics, and systematics of vertebrate and invertebrate 
animals and their environmental relationships. Ecological 
relationships are emphasized. 

ZOO 2010L ZOOLOGY LABORATORY-AA (**) 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course utilizes field collection activities to 
demonstrate the morphology, physiology and development 
of a variety of vertebrates and invertebrates. Morphological 
and physiological differences are contrasted 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 survival. 
Attention is given to male-female relationships, changing 
lifestyles, conflict, parenthood, and divorce. (I) 

SPEECH 

SPC 1600 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 
COMMUNICATIONS-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to the speech communica- 
tion discipline. A variety of activities and class assignments 
are designed to acquaint students with the intrapersonal, 
interpersonal, and public speaking levels of speech 
communication. Students may also enroll in the business 
emphasis section of this course, which emphasizes 
communicating during an employment interview, commu- 
nicating in self-directed work teams and developing 
multimedia presentations. If completed with a grade of "C" 
or better, this course serves to demonstrate competence in 
oral communication. 

SPC 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 communication. 



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STUDENT LIFE SKILLS 



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 techniques 
in order to be successful in college studies. The course is 
intended to positively impact the academic performance, 
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 understand- 
ing 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 
professional production is presented in this course. Open 
auditions. 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 development 
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) 

TPA 1200, 2200 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE 
PRACTICE I-UAA 
6 studio hours 1 Credit 

This course presents instruction and practical experience in 
stagecraft, design, lighting, and costume in connection with 
college or professional productions. This course may be 
repeated once for credit. 

TPA 2248 THEATRE MAKEUP-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a practical course designed to familiarize the student 
with the basic principles and techniques behind the 
application of stage makeup, including straight, age, 
characterization and animal makeup. 

TPP 1 1 10, 1 1 1 1 ACTING I-II- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite or 

Corequisite: THE 1020 or permission of instructor. 

This course presents the principles and techniques of acting 
with production of selected scenes. 

TPP 2118 ACTING III- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of TPP 1 110-1 1 1 1 to include 
styles of acting and basic directing problems. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 



ADMINISTRATION 



& 



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 District 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 

FRANCIS, Alan B District Vice President for 

Technology Services 

B.S., Bentley College 

M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology 

Charlotte County Campus 

LAND, Patricia President, Charlotte County Campus 

B.A., M.Ed, University of Florida 

Ed.D, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
DALLAS, Laura Adjunct Services Coordinator 

B.A., Florida Atlantic University 

IM.A., University of Arkansas 
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 

ALLBRITTEN, Jeffery President, Collier County Campus 

B.S., M.S., Murray State University 

Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University 
BLEDSOE, Karen Campus Director, Learning Resources 

B.A., M.S.L.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

M.Ed., East Carolina University 
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 Coordirmtor 

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., University of South Florida 

Ed.D., University of Central 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 
MEDHURST, Ray Assistant to the Registrar 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.A., M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Student Financial Aid 

LEWIS, Cindy District Director 

A.A, Edison Community College 
B.A., University of South Florida 

Career/Employment Services 

STAHL, Jaylyn M District Director 

B.S., M.A., The Ohio State University 
SMITH, Amy Career Technician 

A.A, A.S., Edison Community College 

College Information & Recruiting 

SILVA, Billee Coordinator 

B.A., Central Michigan University 
M.Ed., Rorida 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 Coordinator 

B.A., Russell Sage College 

M.S.Ed., College of St. Rose 

Student Activities & Minority Student Services 

MORGAN, Fredrick D., U Coordinator 

B.A., South Carolina State College 

Student Alumni Relations 

GREENE, Nancy Coordinator 

Student Support Services 

REY-GOMEZ, Carmen Director 

B.A., Central State University 
M.A., University of Connecticut 

Facilities Planning and Management 

WHITE, Ronald W. District Director 

B.A., Northeastern State University 

TAYLOR, Robert V. Construction Manager/ 

Bldg. Code Admin. 

B.Arch., University of Florida 
BISHOP, David E Supervisor Plant Operations 

A.A., Edison Community College 

B.A., University South Rorida 

B.S., University of Kentucky 



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JOHNS, Jeff Evening Coordinator, Plant Operations 

SHERMAN, Edgar Facility Database & Systems Manager 

A.A.S., ITT Technical Institute 

Finance 

DOEBLE, Gina District Director 

B.A., Arizona State University 
M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 

Accounting 

MAZUR, Francis Manager 

B.S., Florida State University 
FENWICK, Joan Bursar 

A.S., Quinnipiac College 

Budget and Grants 

McGUIRE, Philip Manager 

M.RA., Rorida Atlantic University 
PENNINGTON, Lyra. Accountant 

A. A., Miami Dade Community College 
KTVEL, Debra Accountant 

A.A., St Clair County Community College 

Payroll 

GONZALEZ, Mercy Supervisor 

Human Resources 

FAIRFAX, Pamela A District Director 

B.S., M.B.A., George Mason University 

BOOKER, Edna Manager 

RYDER, LesUe Specialist 

ETHERIDGE, Bonnie Specialist 

B.S., Florida International University 

HARTY, Ken Specialist 

CENTO, Linda 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 

Institutional 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 

University Center 

McDowell, Laune 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 

(*) Includes administration and faculty employed at the time the catalog 
is prepared. 



INSTRUCTION 

Division of Arts & Sciences 

PENDLETON, Edith District Dean of Instruction 

B.J., M.A., University of Missouri 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 
BEESON, Robert Associate District Dean 

A.A., Erie Community College 

B.A., SUNY Buffalo 

M.DIV., D.MIN., Wesley Theological Seminary 

Academic Support Programs 

NEWELL, Patricia Associate District Dean, Academic 

Support Programs 
B.S., SUNY-Fredonia 
M.S., Elmira College 

S.O.A.R. 

GRISSOM. Teresa Coordinator 

M.S., Eastern Illinois University 

Gallery 

BISHOP Jr Ronald Curator 

B.F.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha 
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Learning Resources 

FAULKNER, Mary District Director 

B.A., Ohio University 

M.L.S. University of Kentucky 
DOWD, Frank Ubrarian 

B.A., Michigan State University 

M.L.S. , University of Michigan 
SHULUK, William Ubrarian 

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 Illinois University 

Communications 

En glish 

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 
CAIRNS, Christine Professor 

M.A., Central Michigan University 
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 



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MILLER, Kathia L Professor 

A.B., Cornell University 

M.A.T., Brown University 
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 

Foreign Lang ua g es 

JAEN, Janice Professor 

B.A., M.A., Purdue University 

M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University 
MAYORAL, Fernando Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
VACANT Professor 

Speech 

CONNELL, John R Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida 

Ph.D., University of Florida 
HALE, Myra P. Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Alabama 

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 
VACANT Professor 

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 

D.M., Florida State University 
HILL, Dennis R Professor 

B.M., M.M., Youngstown State University 

Ph.D., North Texas State University 

Social Sciences 

Economics 

HONEYCUTT, Theresa Professor 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina State University 

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 



HAGAN, m, 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 

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 
SALEM, John Professor 

B.A., Pennsylvania State University 

M.A., Nova Southeastern University 
SMITH, Ronald Professor 

B.S., University of Ilhnois 

M.S., Southern Ilhnois 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 
VACANT Professor 

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 



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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 

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 

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 

English - DLA 

ALEXANDER, Karlene Professor 

B.A., University of West Indies 

Ed.D., University of Miami 
DESJARDINS, Margaret M Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., Salem State College 

Ed.D., NOVA University 
GROVE, Jennifer Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
ROTONDA, Violeta Prvfessor 

B.A., Universidad del Salvador 

M.A., Florida International 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 Vu'ginia 



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 
TYE, Jesslyn Professor 

M.A., University of South Florida 

Division of Workforce Programs 

ROSHON, William District Dean of Instruction 

B.S., Ohio University 

M.S., Barry University 
MONAGAN, Paul Assoc. Dist. Dean, Health Professions 

A.A.S., SUNY Upstate Medical Center 

B.S., SUNY Empire State College 

M.Ed., North CaroUna State 
HOFFMAN, Lana Internship Specialist 

B.S., Centenary College 

M.B.A., William Paterson 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 

BUCZ'iT^JA, 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 
SMTTH, Charles E Professor 

A. A., Edison Community College 

B.S., Troy State University 

M.A., Webster University 

Drafting & Desig n 

WHTTNEY, Frank V. Professor 

B.S., University of Minnesota 

M.A., University of Northern Colorado 

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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 Technolog y 

DUBETZ. Martin Professor 

B.S., Kettering University 
M.S., Wayne State University 
Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada) 

Continuing Education 

BROWN n, John District Director 

B.A., West Liberty State College 

Institute for Management Development 

RILEY, Brandy Coordinator 

A.A., Valencia Community College 
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 

Criminal .justice & Paralegal 

GRESHAM, Kim Coordinator 

A.A., Edison Community College 
B.RA., Barry University 

Criminal Justice 

HEWITT, Robert G Professor 

B.S., Mercy College 

M.P.S., Long Island University 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 
MOSSER, Marian Professor 

B.A., Thiel College 

M.S., Youngstown State University 

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 Coordinator 

B.S., Central Michigan University 
Ph.D., Michigan State University 

Health Professions 

MONAGAN, Paul Associate District Dean 

M.A., North Carolina State 

Cardiovascular Technolog ies 

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 
KARPEL Sindee Clinical Coordinator RC & CVT Programs 

B.A., Queens College 

M.P.A., Long Island University, CW Post Center 

Nursing 

KOPP Andrea District Director 

A.D.N. , St. Louis Community College 

M.A., Texas Christian University 

M.S., Rush University 
LEWIS, Mary Coordinator 

B.S.N., University of Wisconsin 

M.B.A., International University 

M.S.N., Barry University 

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 
CARMAN, Susan Professor 

M.S.N. , M.B.A., University of Colorado at Denver 
DAWSON, Phyllis Professor 

B.S.N., College of Mt. St. Joseph 

M.S.N., University of Kentucky 
DEVITT, Kathleen Professor 

A.A., Bellevue Hospital Center School 

B.A., Marymount Manhattan College 

M.S.N., Aldelphi University 
GEIGER, Sandra Professor 

M.S., E.D.D., University of Maryland-College Park 



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JOHNSON, Anita 

B.S.N., M.A., Bethel College 
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 
WEEKS, Deborah Professor 

A.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Florida 
WETZEL, Gayle Professor 

M.S.N., University of Arizona 
VACANT Prvfessor 

Honorary Administration 

ROBINSON, David G President Emeritus 

Honorary Faculty 

HENDERSON, Lee G. 
WATTENBARGER, James L. 



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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. 

Academic Support Programs-A math, reading and writ- 
ing support center for scheduled classes, referrals, and drop- 
in students needing help with academic reading, writing 
and math projects 

Accreditation-Certification that a college meets a set of 
criteria established by one of six private, nonprofit, volun- 
tary regional accrediting associations. 

Add/Drop-The procedure used to alter class schedules af- 
ter initial registration and through the first week of the se- 
mester. 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 avail- 
able in the Counseling, Advising, and Assessment Center. 

AS-Associate in Science Degree. A technical two-year de- 
gree for students pursuing career training instead of a four- 
year degree. 

ACT-Enhanced (ACT-E)-American College Testing Pro- 
gram. One of the assessment tests accepted for entry /place- 
ment at Edison. 

Articulation Agreement-State Board of Education rules 
that establish provisions to facilitate the smooth transifion 
of students through the secondary, community college and 
university educational systems. 

Audit-A college credit course taken for informational in- 
struction only. College credit is not earned and regular fees 
are assessed. Testing and course pre-and co-requisites ap- 
ply. 

Career Center-The Center provides students and alumni 
with a full range of career and employment services in- 
cluding career planning and assessment, occupational in- 
formation, internships, job listings, and employment 
assistance. 

Catalog-A resource of academic policies, procedures, col- 
lege and degree requirements, faculty and course descrip- 
tions, 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 applicable toward a de- 
gree. Information is available in the Counseling, Advising 
and Assessment Center. 

Compressed Video-A transmission system in which spe- 
cial equipment is used to "compress" the video signal be- 
fore sending it. A similar piece of equipment 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 learn- 
ing 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 as- 
sessed 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 Baccalau- 
reate and the National Registry Exam for Radiologic Tech- 
nologists. 

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 1 101 (3 cred- 
its) spends approximately three hours per week for approxi- 
mately 15 weeks in class. 

Credit in Escrow-Enrollment at Edison Community Col- 
lege by eligible high school students. Permission of high 
school principal or designee is required. 

Degree-Seeking Status-A student whose admission re- 
quirements have been fully met and who is working to- 
ward a degree. 



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Distance Learning-The systematic effort to reach poten- 
tial learners who may be excluded from the traditional class- 
room by constraints of time, place and/or circumstance. 
Edison telecourses are an example of distance learning. 

Drop-A student may drop a course during the add/drop 
period. A dropped course does not appear on the perma- 
nent record. The appropriate form must be submitted to the 
Office of the Registrar before the established deadline. 
Drops after that date may be granted only through estab- 
lished college procedures. 

Dual Enrollment-A student enrolled at two educational 
institutions (a high school and a community college) con- 
currently. See your high school counselor for information. 

Early Admission-Full-time enrollment at Edison by eli- 
gible 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 reach- 
ing their academic goals. 

Edison University Center-An alliance between Edison 
Community College and specific baccalaureate degree 
granting colleges and universities that allows Edison Com- 
munity College graduates to pursue various bachelor's de- 
grees 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 requirements. 

EGL-The Edison Guiding Light program consists of stu- 
dent assistants who work in the Office of Student Develop- 
ment. 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 finan- 
cial assistance at Edison. 

FCELPT-(Florida College Entry Level Placement Test) is 
an academic assessment used for placement into either col- 
lege 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 semes- 
ter hours of basic liberal arts courses required as founda- 
tion 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 graduat- 
ing with an Associate of Arts Degree to meet specific re- 
quirements 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 communications area, the student is required to 
write a total of 24,000 words in specifically designated 
courses. Within the mathematics area, completion of spe- 
cific courses is required. 

Grade-Alphabetical measures of academic success rang- 
ing from excellent (A) to failure (F). 

Grade Forgiveness-A method by which students may re- 
peat 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 forgiveness 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 col- 
lege expenses to qualified students. 

International Diversity Classes-Florida State University 
may require students to take courses that have an interna- 
tional 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 experiences to 
incorporate their academic learning into real-world experi- 
ence. Offered through the Career Center. 

Limited Access/Enrollment-A designation given to pro- 
grams that require additional admission requirements (i.e. 
higher GPA, higher test scores, completion of certain 
coursework). Admission is granted to a limited number of 
applicants. 

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. 



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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 com- 
prised of vocational credits, which are not college level cred- 
its. PSAV programs are designed to prepare students for 
employment in selected occupational 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 com- 
pleted. 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 informa- 
tion 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 semesters or 
terms (Fall, Spring and Summer), each lasting approxi- 
mately 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 mat- 
ters concerning student life. 



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Helpful Information 



Questions 


Department 


Lee 


ColUer 


Charlotte 






County 


County 


County 


Academic Petitions 


Records 


489-9056 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Academic Standing, Probation, 










Suspension, Reinstatement 


Academic Advisement 


489-9317 


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 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Books and Classroom Supplies 


Bookstore 


489-3345 


732-3738 


637-5671 


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 


Assessment Center 


489-9237 


732-3703 


637-5678 


CLEP Testing 


Assessment Center 


489-9237 


N/A 


N/A 


CPT Testing Information 


Assessment Center 


489-9237 


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 


489-9104 


489-9104 


489-9104 


Financial Aid 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Graduation 
Information General/ 


Records 

Office of College 


489-9056 
489-9054 


732-3107 
732-3737 




637-5629 


New Students 


Information & Recruitment 








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 


863-674-0408 






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, 


Cashiers Office 


489-9386 


732-3714 


637-5676 


Adjustment in College Bills 










Personal Counseling 


Counseling 


489-9230 


732-3703 


637-5605 


Registration 


Registration 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Scholarships 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Student Activities 


Office of Student 
Development 


489-9338 


732-3736 


637-5653 


Student Employment 


Human Resources 


489-9293 


732-3792 


637-5651 


Student Organizations 


Office of Student 
Development 


489-9338 


732-3736 


637-5653 


TTY Machine for Hearing or 


Students w/ Disabilities 


489-9093 


732-3788 


637-3503 


Speech Impaired 


Public Safety 


489-9010 




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 


Records 


489-9317 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Academic Records 










Transfer into Edison 


Admissions 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Transfer credits 


Records 


489-9317 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


out of Edison 










Veteran Benefits 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Withdrawal from Classes/College 


Registration 


489-9121 


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 Col- 
lege as well as supplemental materials. The Bookstores 
carry supplies for writing, nursing students, art, and engi- 
neering. Imprinted clothing, class rings, and other memo- 
rabilia can be purchased there. General items such as 
greeting cards, calculators and tape recorders are also sold, 
in addition to educationally discounted computer software. 
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 and exchanged 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 responsibil- 
ity of the student to observe the refund date posted 
in the store). 

4. Picture I.D. is required. 

BOOKSTORE HOURS* 



Computer Lab Hours* 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS 

Monday and Tuesday 
Wednesday and Thursday 
Friday 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS 

Monday and Tuesday 
Wednesday and Thursday 
Friday 

LEE COUNTY CAMPUS 

Monday through Thursday 
Friday 



Ph. 637-5671 

8:30 am-7:00 pm 
8:30 am-4:00 pm 
9:00 am- 1 2:00 n 

Ph. 732-3738 

9:00 am-6:00 pm 
9:00 am-4:00 pm 
9:00 am- 1:00 pm 

Ph. 489-3345 

8:00 am-6:00 pm 
8:00 am-4:00 pm 



*Special hours are observed at the beginning of each ses- 
sion and are posted in the stores. 

Order your books through the INTERNET: 
Charlotte County Campus: Edisonchar.bkstr.com 
Collier County Campus: Edisonlely.bkstr.com 
Lee County Campus: Edison.bkstr.com 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS 

Room LSI 23 
Monday - Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS 

Room Gl 17 

Monday-Thursday 

Friday 

LEE COUNTY CAMPUS 

Room K103 
Monday-Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 

LABELLE CENTER 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

Wednesday 

Friday 

Saturday 



8:00 am-9:00 pm 

8:00 am-4:00 pm 

10:00 am-2:00pm 



8:00 am-9:00 pm 
8:00 pm-4:00 pm 



9:00 am-9:50 pm 
9:00 am-4:30 pm 
8:30 am- 1:00 pm 

8:30 am-8:00 pm 

8:30 am-6:00 pm 

8:30 pm-4:00 pm 

10:00 am-3:00 pm 



*ALL LAB HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE 

Learning Resources 

Learning Resources Centers are located on each cam- 
pus with services to Hendry and Glades counties. Edison 
Community College students have access to approximately 
90,000 volumes representing about 72,713 titles. Campus 
distribution is as follows: Charlotte approximately 8,500 
titles; Collier approximately 8,500 titles; and the remain- 
der at Lee. Approximately 7,000 videos for classroom use, 
over 4,000 videos for television courses plus related AV 
classroom materials 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 col- 
leges through LINCC (Library Information Network for 
Community Colleges) as well as catalogs of the State Uni- 
versity System, and the Internet. 

Internet, CD-ROM, and DVD access is provided at each 
campus. At the Lee campus the Electronic Learning Facil- 
ity is available to classes and individual students. Over 60 
computers are available in the reference area for students 
and the public. Charlotte and Collier campuses also have 
similar electronic facilities. 

Policies and handouts detailing specific services are 
available at the individual libraries or online from the Edison 
homepage under About ECC. 



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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-2:00 pm 

COLLIER COUNTY CAMPUS Ph. 732-3774 

Monday-Thursday 7:30 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-4:00 pm 

Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm 

*Hours for Learning Resources change during the summer 
and on holiday weekends. 



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INDEX 



Academic Advising Services 53 

Academic Calendar 12 

Academic Probation 53 

Academic Programs of Study 77 

Academic Second Chance 27 

Academic Support Programs 44 

Academic Suspension 53 

Academic Warning 53 

Accounting Applications Certificate Requirements 112 

Accounting Course Descriptions 127 

Accounting Technology AS Degree Requirements 90 

Accreditation 1 

Administration, Faculty and Staff 175 

Admissions 13 

Advanced Placement 22 

American Disability Act 74 

Anthropology Course Descriptions 127 

Anatomy Course Descriptions 168 

Appeal of Petition Decision 28 

Art Course Descriptions 127 

Astronomy Course Descriptions 169 

Assessment Services 52 

Associate in Arts Program Guide 84 

Associate in Science Programs 90 

Audit Students 18 

Banking and Finance Course Descriptions 1 29 

Basic Use of Computers 37 

Beepers, Cellular Phones, and Pagers 37 

Biology Course Descriptions 170 

Board of Trustees 4 

Bookstore 186 

Botany Course Descriptions 170 

Building Construction Course Descriptions 140 

Business Administration AS Degree Requirements 91 

Business/Management/Finance Course Descriptions 128 

Calendar (College) 12 

Campus Maps 8 

Campus Violence Prevention Policy 73 

Cardiovascular Technology AS Degree Requirements 92 

Cardiovascular Technology Course Descriptions 132 

Career Center 81 

Center for Professional Development 80 

Certificate Programs 112 

Charlotte County Campus 8 

Chemistry Course Descriptions 171 

Children or Family Members in the Classroom 37 

Class Attendance, Absence 37 

Class Cancellations 37 

CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) 46 

CLAST Waiver Requests 49 

CLEP 23 

College Level Academic Skills Competencies (CLASP) ... 46 

College Policies 70 

College Preparatory Program 44 

College Rights 17 

Collier County Campus 9 

Computational Skills 47 



Computer Lab Hours 186 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

AS Degree Requirements 93 

Computer Programming and Applications Certificate 

Requirements 113 

Computer Science Course Descriptions 133 

Continuing Education 80 

Counseling Services 52 

Course Descriptions 127 

Course Information 126 

Course Outline and Course Syllabus 37 

Credit from Military Schools 25 

Credit Hour Fee 30 

Credit in Escrow 21 

Crime Scene Technology AS Degree Requirements 94 

Crime Scene Technology Certificate Requirements 114 

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions 136 

Criminal Justice Technology AS Degree Requirements .... 95 

Dean's List 37 

Degree Acceleration Programs 21 

Dental Assisting Certificate Requirements 115 

Dental Hygiene AS Degree Requirements 96 

Dental Assisting and Hygiene Course Descriptions 138 

Disciplinary Probation & Suspension 66 

Distance Learning Courses 88 

Drafting and Design Course Descriptions 140 

Drafting and Design Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 97 

Drop/Add Periods 18 

Drug Free Campus 71 

Dual Enrollment 21 

Early Admissions 21 

Economics Course Descriptions 141 

Edison University Center 82 

Education Course Descriptions 142 

Effective Catalog Policy 18 

Emergency Medical Services Course Descriptions 142 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 98 

Emergency Medical Technology: 

EMT Certificate Requirements 116 

English Language Course Descriptions 143 

English as a Second Language Course Descriptions 144 

Enrollment Certifications 27 

Evaluation of Transfer Credit 15 

Eye Care Technician Certificate 117 

Faculty Office Hours 38 

Fees 30 

Final Exam Schedule 18 

Financial Aid Information 31 

Fine Arts Programs 55 

Fire Science Technology AS Degree Requirements 99 

Fire Science Technology Course Descriptions 146 

Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 52 

Florida Statewide Course Numbering System 126 

Foreign Language Course Descriptions 147 

Foreign Students (See International Students) 14 



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General Education Agreement 50 

Geography Course Descriptions 147 

Geology Course Descriptions 171 

Gerontology Course Descriptions 148 

Glossary of Terms 182 

Golf Course Operations AS Degree Requirements 100 

Golf Course Operations Course Descriptions 148 

Gordon Rule 38 

Grade Forgiveness Policy 38 

Grade Point System 39 

Grade Reports 39 

Graduation Requirements 51 

Grants 31 

Health and Wellness Course Descriptions 150 

Hendry/Glades County Information 7 

History Course Descriptions 150 

History of the College 7 

Honor Societies 56 

Honors Research 39 

Honors Scholar Program 42 

Horticulture Course Descriptions 151 

Hospitality Course Descriptions 130 

Human Services Course Descriptions 151 

Humanities Course Descriptions 152 

I.D. Cards 18 

Incomplete Grades 39 

Individualized Study 40 

Information (Helpful) 185 

Information Services Course Descriptions 152 

Interdisciplinary Science Course Descriptions 169 

International Baccalaureate Program 24 

International Students 14 

Internet Services Technology AS Degree Requirements . . 101 
Internship Course Descriptions 152 

Laws Affecting Students 68 

Learning Resources Charges 43 

Lee County Campus 10 

Library (Learning Resources) 186 

Literature Course Descriptions 145 

Loans 31 

Maps of Campus 8 

Mathematics Course Descriptions 153 

Maximum Course Attempts Policy 40 

Maximum Student Class Load 18 

Media Course Descriptions 155 

Minority Student Services 55 

Mission Statement 6 

Music Course Descriptions 155 

National Guard Fee Exemption 33 

Network Specialist Certificate Requirements 118 

Networking Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 102 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 15 

Nursing AS Degree Requirements 103 

Nursing Course Descriptions 157 

Nutrition Course Descriptions 172 

Oceanography Course Descriptions 172 

Opticianry AS Degree Requirements 106 



Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Certificate 

Requirements 119 

Orientation 53 

Paralegal Studies Course Descriptions 160 

Paralegal Studies AS Degree Requirements 107 

Peer Tutorial Program .Ti. .'t . . . 55 

Petitions 28 

Philosophy Course Descriptions 161 

Physics Course Descriptions 172 

Physical Therapist Course Descriptions 161 

Physical Therapist AS Degree Requirements 108 

Placement Testing 52 

Political Science Course Descriptions 164 

Privacy Rights 28 

Probation After Suspension 53 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 45 

Program Offerings 77 

Psychology Course Descriptions 1 64 

Radiologic Technology AS Degree Requirements 1 09 

Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions 165 

Reading Course Descriptions 167 

Readmission 15 

Real Estate Course Descriptions 132 

Records 27 

Refund Policy 19 

Registration 18 

Regulations of Student Development Activities 58 

Repayment of Title IV Funds 31 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 16 

Respiratory Care AS Degree Requirements 110 

Respiratory Care Course Descriptions 168 

Sail 44 

Scholarships 34 

Science Course Descriptions 169 

Security Policy and Statistics 74 

Servicemember's Opportunity College 25 

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program 54 

Small Business Management Certificate Requirements ... 121 

Sociology Course Descriptions 173 

Speech Course Descriptions 173 

Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 53 

State Articulation Agreement 50 

State Statutes and College Policy Affecting Students 68 

Student Activities 58 

Student Classifications 19 

Student Conduct 62 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 63 

Student Government Association 57 

Student Life 55 

Student Life Skills Course Descriptions 174 

Student Organizations 55 

Student Participation in Decision Making 55 

Student Review of Instruction 41 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 62 

Student Support Services 54 

Student Surveys 41 

Substitution Policy For Students With Disabilities 29 

Testing Services 52 

Textbook Selection Process 41 

Theater Arts Course Descriptions 174 



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Third Attempt Course Surcharge 19 Veterans Information 33 

Traffic Regulations 66 Visual Assessment Certificate Requirements 123 

Transcripts 29 

Transfer Students 15 Withdrawal Policy 37 

Transient Students 16 Word-Processing or Typing Policy 41 

Tuition and Fees 30 Work-Study Programs 31 

Tiirf Equipment Technology Certificate Requirements ... 122 Written Concerns or Complaints 62 

University Transfer 49 

Upward Bound 54 



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Edison College Librai 



3 3701 01142459 9 





COUNTY C^„... 

19 College Parkway S\A 
Fort Myers, Florida 3391 9 
(239)489-9210 J 



. . LIER COUNTY CAM 

7007 Leiy Cultural Parkwa 
Naples, Florida 34113 
(239)732-3718- 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAMPUS 

26300 Airport Road ^ 
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 
(941)637-5604 



HENDRY/GLADES SERVICES 

4050 Cowboy Way 
Labelle, Florida 33935 
(863) 674-0408